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Girls Basketball: Ambridge faces early test tonight

Written by Joe Koch on .

With the top three ranked Class AAA girls basketball teams in the WPIAL, it's pretty certain that a good game is certain when it comes to Section 2-AAA.

All of that is in place for a potentially good game tonight when Ambridge visits Section 2-AAA rival Central Valley at 7:30 p.m. today.

Following section victories over Ellwood City (71-25) and Hopewell (72-34), the Bridgers stand atop Section 2-AAA with a 2-0 record and are 4-1 overall.

Central Valley is 2-2 overall, but the Warriors defeated New Castle 38-32 in their section opener. The Warriors will have plenty to contend with tonight and in their next two games as they visit preseason No.2 Beaver on Thursday and host preseason No.1 Blackhawk next Monday.

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Boys Basketball: Ambridge just fine without McGinnis

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When Ambridge senior Stephon McGinnis transferred to Ambridge in the middle of the football season, it made a difference to both football teams. Talk, though, immediately moved ahead to what this would do to the Bridgers' basketball program.

Head coach Mark Jula has already done wonders at his alma mater, making the Bridgers one of the favorites in a very tough section that got even tougher with the addition of Beaver Falls and New Castle. The Bridgers, though, got off to a good start, proving that McGinnis wasn't all they had.

Playing in the Mars Tournament, the Bridgers upended well-respected Class AAAA Penn Hills as Daylon Carter scored 35, Roman Shell 13, and Darius Lawrence 11. In the championship game, the Bridgers fell to the host team by just a 51-49 score as Carter had 23 and Lawrence 15.

The test at the tournament is the only one the Bridgers will get before hosting Beaver Falls Friday.

 

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Alumni Update - Erin Smith (Geneva)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

Beaver Falls, PA– Geneva volleyball heads to the ECAC South Region Finals today at 4 p.m. after defeating McDaniel atSmith Geneva Carnegie Mellon University this morning with a final score of 3-1 (19-25, 28-26, 25-10, 25-22)


Erin Smith, an Ambridge graduate,  tallied 11 kills and protected Geneva’s net with four blocks.

 

(photo courtesy of Geneva College)

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Boys Soccer: West Feature Athlete - Ambridge's Austin Gorman

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Name: Austin Gorman
High School: Ambridge
Grade: 11
Sport: Soccer
Position: Goalkeeper

Background: Ambridge finished its first season back in Class AA with a 17-3 record, reaching the second round of the WPIAL playoffs. One of the significant parts of the Bridgers' success was a defense that allowed more than one goal just three times, and the final line of defense was goalkeeper Austin Gorman.