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Ford City coach extends success

Bill Beckner Jr.
| Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Coach of the year
Al Davis, Ford City

Ford City's girls basketball team is to the point where it's expected to make the WPIAL playoffs.

And head coach Al Davis is a big reason why.

Davis, in his ninth season, led the Lady Sabers to a 21-8 record, the WPIAL Class AA semifinals and the second round of the PIAA playoffs.

Ford City has been to the postseason 13 straight years.

For his efforts, Davis is the Valley News Dispatch Girls Basketball Coach of the Year.

Highlands' Meghan Ziemianski and Dana Petruska of Deer Lakes also were considered.

"We have been very fortunate," Davis said. "Anytime you have a good program, well, you have to have the talent. And we have been fortunate there. Ford City has always been a basketball town."

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