Any fan who remembers the Pittsburgh Pirates' long 20-year losing streak understands the significance of a streak.
For Beaver Falls boys basketball fans, though, the streak is anything but negative.
In fact, it's one of the most impressive streaks in WPIAL basketball history that the Tigers will be making their 16th straight appearance in the PIAA playoffs Saturday when they travel to Hollidaysburg to play Martinsburg Central.
Of all the teams in the state, Martinsburg Central is relatively well known to Beaver Falls fans. The Dragons were Beaver Falls' football opponent this season as the Tigers won a state title and were an opponent for the basketball team three years ago when this year's seniors were freshmen. Beaver Falls won that meeting, 56-44.