Tennis: California's Monroe captures another section title

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For the second time this season, California’s John Monroe is a section champion.

Monroe and Mario Tiberie captured the Class AA Section 1 doubles tournament championship this week with a 6-4, 6-0 victory against Ryan Hartz and Jake Koltiska of Brownsville.

Earlier in April, Monroe, just a freshman, won the section singles title in three sets against Hartz.

Monroe also won his first match at the WPIAL Class AA singles tournament, 10-1, against George Dietrich of Central Valley before falling in the quarterfinals to Mars’ Josh Raymundo.

Monroe and Tiberie will compete in the WPIAL doubles tournament next week. 



High School Highlights (Apr. 24, 2014)

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Scoreless streak reaches 51 for Blackhawk's McKay

Another game, another shutout for Brendan McKay.

McKay, a senior pitcher at Blackhawk, stretched his scoreless streak to 51 innings Wednesday when Blackhawk defeated visiting Central Valley, 7-0.

McKay's streak dates to the 2013 season. He needs only one more shutout inning to move into the top 10 for longest streaks nationally. Against Central Valley, McKay pitched a two-hitter, struck out 15 and walked one, all in front of about 8-10 major league scouts.

"They said he was hitting 90 [mph]," Blackhawk coach Bob Amalia said.


High School Notebook (Apr. 24, 2014)

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Mike White has today's edition of High School Notebook.

"The PIAA is taking steps that would pretty much stop boys from playing on girls sports teams.

PIAA executive director Bob Lombardi was in Pittsburgh Wednesday for an annual meeting with WPIAL athletic directors. Lombardi informed the ADs of a PIAA proposal concerning boys playing on girls teams, which has happened more in recent years in volleyball and field hockey.

The proposal has passed two votes by the PIAA Board of Control. If it passes a third vote in May, it will take effect July 1.

Under the proposal, a boy can't play on a girls team if the school has the same sport for boys. If a school does not have a boys team in a particular sport, a boy can play on the girls team, but only if the school principal determines the following:"



Boys Tennis: 2014 Section Doubles Results

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2014 WPIAL Boys Tennis Section Doubles Results

Cullen Price & Tim Seaman, Penn-Trafford def. Rochan Rames & Rohan Hattangady, Franklin Regional, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.
Tyler Paunovich & Alex Ferraccio, Kiski Area def. Anthony Iovino & Evan Astley, Penn-Trafford, 6-3, 6-4.

Kevin Goth & Jared Isaacs, North Allegheny def. Caleb Kramer & Ben Vinarski, Pine-Richland, 6-3, 6-3.
Kylie Isaacs & Andrew Xu, North Allegheny def. Jonathan Harrison & Jung Bang, Hampton, 6-2, 6-2.


Alumni Update - Anthony Thomas (Westminster)

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SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Westminster Collegemen's and women's outdoor track and field teamsThomas Westminster competed at the Slippery Rock Open on Thursday. The Titan women placed eighth out of 11 schools with 35 points, while the Titan men placed seventh out of 12 schools with 36 points.

Titan seniors Anthony Thomas and Haley Gabor highlighted the day each with a personal record (PR) in their respective event.

Thomas, a Union graduate, set a new PR placing second in the long jump reaching 6.96 meters. Thomas was also part of the 4x100 relay team that placed second with a time of 43.86.


(photo courtesy of Westminster College)