Girls Lacrosse: 2016 Division 1 Championship Preview

Written by Joe Koch on .

For the third time this season, the Mt. Lebanon girls lacrosse team will face section rival Chartiers Valley. This time, however, a WPIAL Division 1 girls championship is at stake. The Blue Devils reached the finals for a third year in a row with 15-9 victory over defending champion Quaker Valley.

Chartiers Valley's advancement to the final was considerably more dramatic. The Colts and Pine-Richland finished regulation in a 14-14 tie, and the game wasn't settled until 300-goal scorer and Cincinnati recruit Maria Stamerra scored the game-winner in overtime for a 15-14 Colts victory.

The Blue Devils and the Colts meet at 8 p.m. tonight at Highmark Stadium.

Stamerra was the Colts' leading scorer with seven goals in the semifinal victory over the Rams. Mackenzie Quinn added four. Abigail Chidlow chipped in two scores, while Courtney Chiurazzi and Margo Mason had a goal apiece.


Track: Monessen, Washington standouts sprint to WPIAL gold

Written by Brad Everett on .

Andrey Bolton and Kurt Adkins wasted little time in winning WPIAL titles last Thursday.

That's what happens when you claim gold in the 100- and 200-meter dashes.

Bolton, a senior at Monessen, and Adkins, a senior at Washington, put together golden performances at the WPIAL Class AA championships. Bolton won the 100 and Adkins the 200.

Each actually provided some of the best competition for the other. Bolton was the runner-up in the 200 and Adkins finished fourth in the 100. Bolton won his title in the 100 by sprinting to a time of 11.10. Adkins captured his title in the 200 after running a time of 22.37.


Baseball: South Stat Leaders (May 24, 2016)

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The Post-Gazette published its final regular-season statistical leaders last Friday. Here are the top performers among South area schools.

(Minimum 35 at-bats)
Name, School - AB - H - Avg
Nick Riggle, Keystone Oaks 56 29 .518
Dom Cepullio, Upper St. Clair 65 33 .508
Kurt Adkins, Washington 48 24 .500
Stefano Faiello, South Allegheny 54 26 .481
Tor Sehnert, Peters Township 57 27 .474
Stephen Kazalas-Kelley, Keystone Oaks 47 22 468
Adam Morris, South Park 58 27 .466
Brandon Mayfield, Brentwood 48 22 .458
R.J. Harris, McKeesport 46 21 .457
Jordan West, Washington 55 25 .455
Andre Good, Steel Valley 55 25 .455
Jimmy Wheeler, Seton-LaSalle 44 20 .455
Ryan Anselmino, Serra Catholic 62 28 .452
Nate Piontka, Serra Catholic 62 28 .452
Devan Judy, Belle Vernon 51 23 .451
Ben Visnesky, Serra Catholic 60 27 .450
Jason Cerniglia, Serra Catholic 60 27 .450
Bo Williams, Bethel Park 40 18 .450


Softball: Baldwin, Peters Township set for quarterfinal section rematch

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

Section 4-AAAA foes Baldwin and Peters Township will meet in the WPIAL quarterfinals on Monday. Baldwin (11-3, 10-2) received the No. 4 seed and a first-round bye, while Peters Township (11-6, 7-5) needed extra innings to get past No. 5 Franklin Regional in the first round. Kylie Hartbauer's sacrifice fly in the 10 inning was the go-ahead run for the 12th-seeded Indians in their 8-7 triumph against the Panthers.

The section rivals will meet Monday at 5 p.m. at California University. The Highlanders swept Peters Township during the regular season, winning 6-1 and 11-1. Baldwin has won five consecutive games against Peters Township. The Indians' last win in this rivalry was on March 28, 2014. That was also the last season Peters Township was in the WPIAL playoffs. They reached the WPIAL semifinals that season.

Baldwin pitcher Ana Hale was 11-3 during the regular season with 122 strikeouts, while Hartbauer was 10-5 during the regular season with 72 strikeouts for Peters Township.