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Track: Avonworth sisters heavy on medals at WPIALs

Written by Brittany Goncar on .

Avonworth sisters Hayden and Hunter Robinson proved to be a deadly duo at the WPIAL Class AA championships last Thursday.

Together they took home five medals in the sprints. They finished .04 seconds apart in the 100-meter dash. Hayden broke the tape in 11.97, while her older sister crossed in 12.01 for silver. Burrell's Nicole Scherer grabbed third in 12.11.

Scherer proved to be the one to beat in the 200, as she broke the tape in 24.24 for a new record. The previous record was 24.81 set by Valley's Ameriah Walters. Hunter and Hayden took second (24.54) and third (25.34), respectively.

Hunter went on to win the 400 with a new record time of 56.54.

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Photo Journal: Softball WPIAL AA First Round Playoffs - Avonworth 7, Mohawk 5 (May 18)

Written by Marilyn Schwilm on .

Avonworth and Mohawk meet in the WPIAL AA First Round Playoffs, Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at North Allegheny High School. Mohawk held the lead into the 7th inning when Avonworth came alive with back to back home runs to win the game 7-5.

click here for video highlights of the game

Photos by Marilyn C. Schwilm, Tri-State Sports & News Service
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Track: Avonworth/Northgate sisters star at Butler Invitational

Written by Brittany Goncar on .

Sisters competing for Avonworth/Northgate stole the show at the Butler Invitational.

Hunter Robinson swept the field, taking gold in the 100-(12.12), 200- (24.77) and 400-meter races last Friday. The sophomore set a record in the 400 with a time of 56.19. North Allegheny's Kelly Langhans set the previous record.

Hayden Robinson, Hunter's younger sister, finished second in the 100 (12.40) and 200 (25.88).

Kenny Baurle fared well for the boys team. He grabbed fourth place in the 400 and sixth in 200. Kenny Azzarella placed sixth in the 800 with a time of 2:01.17.

 

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Baseball: Avonworth surges into first place in Section 1-AA

Written by Keith Barnes on .

Avonworth is in first place in Class AA Section 1 by the skin of its teeth, but that doesn't mean that won't change by the end of the week.

Heading into yesterday's game against Freedom - the team that handed the Antelopes their only loss of the season on April 12 - Avonworth had reeled off seven consecutive victories and had opened up a half-game lead over Quaker Valley. Still, despite having the second-best record in Class AA, Avonworth (10-1, 8-1) can't relax as it will take on the Quakers (8-1, 7-1) on Friday in a key section matchup.

In their first meeting, the Antelopes came away with a 7-6 victory, but this one will be on Quaker Valley's home field. Then again, considering that Avonworth just rocked Blacklick Valley, 9-1, at PNC Park on Friday, a game at Quaker Valley won't seem so imposing.

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Baseball: Avonworth out to prove itself

Written by Keith Barnes on .

Avonworth could have gotten a true litmus test as to where the program was this year had it played Vincentian at Pullman Park on Thursday.

That was before the game was postponed.

Still, the Antelopes are looking like a team to contend with in the early going. Avonworth (3-0, 2-0), which did not go out of state to any training programs like many other top teams, is undefeated in the early going, which includes Section 1-AA wins against Fort Cherry and South Side Beaver.

Then again, tomorrow will bring a new challenge.