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Girls Tennis: South players looking for individual glory

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Charlotte Madson got the silver at the WPIAL Class AAA singles championships, but she’ll be looking for gold this weekend in Hershey.

Madson, a junior at Upper St. Clair, will take on two-time City League champion Swata Alagar of Obama Academy at 9 a.m. Friday at Hershey Racquet Club.

In Class AAA doubles, Peters Township’s Megan Hixon and Jenn Holcombe qualified for the state tournament after placing third in the WPIAL. They will start the PIAA tournament by playing District 1 champions Molly Bair and Amirah Salim-Bey of Abington.

South Park’s Alyssa Snodgrass and Savannah Curry took third in the WPIAL Class AA doubles tournament at the start of October to qualify for the state tournament and they will face District 6 champions Kayla Makin and Emily Goldyn of Forest Hills at 1:30 p.m. Friday. 

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Brad Everett's South High School Football Notebook (Oct. 30, 2014)

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Here's this week's edition of Brad Everett's South High School Football Notebook.

"For South Xtra teams, the next few weeks could be a case of different season, same result.

It's become a yearly ritual for South teams to win WPIAL titles. At least one has won a championship every year since 2003.

Led by the likes of South Fayette and Clairton, this could be another exciting postseason.

Seventeen teams from the area will take part in this year's playoffs: (Class AAAA) Bethel Park, McKeesport Area, Upper St. Clair. Mt. Lebanon (AAA) Thomas Jefferson, Ringgold, West Mifflin Area, Belle Vernon Area. (AA) South Fayette, Seton-LaSalle, South Park, Steel Valley, Washington, McGuffey. (A) Brentwood, Chartiers-Houston and Clairton."

 

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Football: South Top Games - WPIAL Playoffs: First Round (2014)

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Here's a look at three of the top games involving South teams in the first round of the WPIAL playoffs playoffs.

Belle Vernon (5-4) at Franklin Regional (6-3), Friday, 7:30 p.m. – Both of these teams have been playing well, with Belle Vernon winning three straight and Franklin Regional two of three. The Panthers' lone loss in that time was a non-conference setback to No. 2 Thomas Jefferson. Franklin Regional is the No. 6 seed and finished second in the Greater Allegheny Conference. No. 11 Belle Vernon placed fourth in the Big Nine Conference. Belle Vernon is led by Anthony Levis, who leads the team in rushing and touchdowns. The Leopards average 31.2 points per game and give up 17.2. Franklin Regional is scoring 28.1 points per game and giving up 14.2. Brett Zanotto paces the Panthers in rushing with 844 yards and 14 touchdowns. Zanotto is a Maryland recruit. Franklin Regional was a semifinalist last season and has won at least one playoff game the last three seasons. Belle Vernon is looking for its first playoff win since 2000. The winner advances to take on either No. 3 West Allegheny or No. 14 Knoch.

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Football: 2014 South WPIAL Playoff Preview

Written by Brad Everett on .

For South teams, the next few weeks could be a case of different season, same result.

It's become a yearly ritual for South teams to win WPIAL titles. At least one has won a championship every year since 2003.

Led by the likes of South Fayette and Clairton, this could be another exciting postseason.

Seventeen teams from the area will take part in this year's playoffs: (Class AAAA) McKeesport, Bethel Park, Mt. Lebanon, Upper St. Clair. (AAA) Thomas Jefferson, Ringgold, West Mifflin, Belle Vernon. (AA) South Fayette, Seton-LaSalle, South Park, Steel Valley, Washington, McGuffey. (A) Brentwood, Chartiers-Houston, Clairton.

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Football: South Week 9 Stat Leaders (2014)

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Here are the leaders in rushing, passing and receiving among South area players in Week 9, as reported to the Post-Gazette.

Rushing (yards)
253 -- Chacar Berry, Ringgold
224 -- Quinten Hill, Thomas Jefferson
213 -- Hunter Hayes, South Fayette
212 -- Zac Quattrone, Serra Catholic
210 -- DeWayne Murray, Steel Valley
190 -- Patrick Carr, Brentwood
188 -- Jake Meyers, Elizabeth Forward
170 -- Alex Minton, Bethel Park
169 -- Bryan Milligan, Canon-McMillan
162 -- Anthony Levis, Belle Vernon