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Craig Meyer's East High School Basketball Notebook (Jan. 29, 2015)

Written by Craig Meyer on .

Here's this week's edition of Craig Meyer's East High School Basketball Notebook.

"For some local high school basketball programs, a playoff berth is an expectation, the bare minimum for what could be considered a remotely successful season.

For others, it means something entirely else. In some ways, it means everything.

At the Ellis School, the current situation resembles the latter much more than the former. The all-female school's basketball program has largely struggled over the past decade, the kind of shortcomings embodied by a playoff drought that's grown to nearly 12 years.

But that may soon be changing."

 

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Boys Basketball: East boasts some of the WPIAL's top scorers

Written by Justin Criado on .

Three East players are among the Top 10 in scoring in the WPIAL.

Plum's James Edwards currently ranks No. 4 with 25.8 points per game, while Kason Harrell of Hempfield isn't far behind at No. 6 with 24.9 ppg.

Individual scoring success has translated to team success for Edwards and Harrell as both their respective teams have section title aspirations. Hempfield is first in Section 1-AAAA, while Plum is second in Section 2-AAAA.

Curtis Perz of Norwin is the WPIAL's 10th leading scorer with 24.4 ppg.

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Hockey: East All-Stars

Written by Keith Barnes on .

The following East players were selected to PIHL All-Star games:

 

Class AAA

Ryan Kingerski, Forward, Central Catholic

Jake Tepe, Forward, Central Catholic

Noah Urben, Defenseman, Central Catholic

 

Class AA

Michael D’Andrea, Defenseman, Norwin

Brendan Johns, Forward, Latrobe

Zach Nolan, Defenseman, Plum

Tim Ruppen, Goaltender, Latrobe

Dan Staffen, Dedfenseman, Latrobe

David Stonebraker, Forward, Plum

 

Class A

Zachary Bearley, Forward, Franklin Regional

Garet Ciaramella, Goaltender, Hempfield

Vincent DeFazio, Forward, Greensburg Salem

Andrew Koziara, Forward, Hempfield

Joseph Merlina, Defensema, Franklin Regional

Connor Monzo, Defenseman, Hempfield

Luke Rosendale, Forward, Hempfield

 

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Sports Town East Week in Review (Jan. 18-24)

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Craig Meyer's East High School Basketball Notebook (Jan. 22, 2015)

Written by Craig Meyer on .

Here's this week's edition of Craig Meyer's East High School Basketball Notebook.

"Statistics, as telling as they can be, can be equally misleading.

In sports, there's an adage that a team is what its record is. But what if there's more to the story?

Take the Jeannette boys basketball team, for example.

At first glance, the Jayhawks are an erratic, if not bipolar team, one with a 5-0 record in Class A Section 4 play, but just a 2-7 mark outside of it."