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Craig Meyer's East High School Basketball Notebook (Dec. 18, 2014)

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

"The original plan was to stop the game.

Greensburg Salem's Claire Oberdorf had just scored her 1,000th career point, a notable mark in what's become a decorated career.

It was a feat that was supposed to result in a timeout to honor the Golden Lions senior, but in the midst of a tight, back-and-forth game against Laurel Highlands, that special moment was briefly lost.

Though Oberdorf's decisive bucket wasn't met with an immediate ceremony -- they later ended up stopping play and announcing her milestone over the gym's loud speakers -- it doesn't diminish an accomplishment that's truly remarkable."

 

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Sports Town East Week in Review (Dec. 7-13)

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Craig Meyer's East High School Basketball Notebook (Dec. 11, 2014)

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

"It's easy for Mark Faulx not to get carried away with his Valley basketball team on the heels of a 2-0 start to the 2014-15 season.

For his players, the memory should be fresh enough that they don't even need a reminder.

At this point last season, the Vikings were in a nearly identical situation, undefeated through two games with the feeling that more wins would be on the horizon. They extended that unbeaten start to 3-0 and were 5-4 about midway through the season.

It was then, however, that everything fell apart as they went on to lose nine of their next 10 games to finish 6-13."

 

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Boys Soccer: 2014 East All-Stars

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Player of the Year
Abe Kouyate Obama Academy F Sr. Penn State recruit is state player of year

The others
Galen Kreutzberger Penn-Trafford F Sr. Four-year starter scored 23 goals
Jake Roberge Franklin Regional D Sr. Northwestern recruit anchored defense
Mathieu Lebiere Winchester Thurston G Sr. WPIAL Class A player of the year
Adrian Bayemi Winchester Thurston F Sr. An All-WPIAL selection for the Bears
Ever Rodriguez Allderdice F Sr. Led Dragons with 15 goals
Christian Snyder Riverview M Sr. Named to All-WPIAL team
Cole Wilson Riverview F Sr. Led team with 16 regular-season goals
Matt O'Donnell Central Catholic M Sr. Section 4-AAA player of the year
Ryan Sproule Central Catholic F Sr. Third in WPIAL with 29 regular-season goals
Bobby Svec Norwin M Sr. All-WPIAL player for Knights
Dakota Lange Kiski Area M Sr. Section 3-AAA co-player of the year

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Girls Soccer: 2014 East All-Stars

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Player of the year
Italia Biondi Penn-Trafford F Sr. Toledo recruit scored 31 goals this season

The others
Bailey Cartwright Greensburg C.C. F Soph. Led WPIAL with 59 goals
Micayla Livingston Norwin F Jr. An all-state selection for Knights
Melanie Renda Franklin Regional F Sr. Led Panthers with 18 regular-season goals
Leigh Appolonia Yough G Jr. Didn't allow a goal during regular season
Shawn Zaken Yough F Jr. Leading scorer for Cougars with 29 goals
Jess Boytim Norwin D Jr. An All-WPIAL selection
Taylor Morlacci Kiski Area F Jr. Leading goal-scorer for Cavaliers
Ashley Amato Plum M Jr. Led Mustangs with 19 goals
Beth Kozuch Franklin Regional D Sr. Led defense for Section 3-AAA champs
Casey Aunkst Penn-Trafford M Sr. Duquesne recruit collected 30 assists
Hannah Ponitz Yough F Sr. Scored 21 regular-season goals