Cross Country: Beaver girls race to runner-up finish at WPIAL championships

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The Beaver Area girls took second place at the WPIAL Class 2A championships on Thursday. The Bobcats finished second to Quaker Valley.

Emily Brown was the first runner to cross the line for the Bobcats in 13th place in 21:00.

Sophomore Rachel Quillin and junior Rachael Wittmer finished in tandem for 22nd and 23rd place, respectively. They crossed the line in 21:28. Senior Sophia Murtland finished in 42nd place, crossing the line in 22:35. Katia Kaffenes grabbed 45th place. The senior ran the 5K course in 22:47.


Girls Tennis: Beaver takes aim at PIAA title

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A year ago, Beaver Area made it to the PIAA 2A team finals on the strength of its singles.

This year, the doubles teams are going to have to win a key match or two if the Bobcats are to become the first team since Sewickley Academy in 2011 and the second WPIAL team in history to win a 2A state team tennis title.

So far, the Beaver doubles teams are looking like they could be good enough to carry the team deep into the state tournament.

Sophomore Devyn Campbell paired with No. 3 singles player Sydni Lewis to finish third in the WPIAL doubles tournament and earned a place in the state finals next week. But when the team tournament opens on Friday at Hershey Racquet Club, she will be alongside her regular season partner Sara Small.


Girls Tennis: West Feature Athlete - Anne Taylor, Beaver

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Name: Anne Taylor
School: Beaver
Grade: 12
Sport: Girls Tennis

Background: Taylor is the No. 1 singles player for the Bobcats and has already qualified for the PIAA 2A individual championships as the No. 3 singles player out of the WPIAL. Taylor defeated Allison Shuke of Bedford, 6-2, 6-1, in the first round of the PIAA 2A team tournament on Tuesday. Taylor will lead Beaver onto the court against Bethlehem Catholic is the quarterfinal round of the team finals Friday at 12:30 p.m. at Hershey Racquet Club, where she will take on Brenna Magliochetti, a two-star recruit who is the No. 17 sophomore in New Jersey.



Girls Soccer: Beaver ends two-year playoff drought

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Beaver Area is back in the playoffs this year after missing out on the past two and is looking to make some noise as a No. 5 seed. The Bobcats (12-5) will play No. 12 Valley (8-8-2) Monday at Mars. Beaver has already defeated Steel Valley and Quaker Valley this year. Now it will look to tackle Valley. Beaver last won a playoff game in 2010. It made a nice run to the WPIAL finals. That year, it won a pair of 5-0 games against South Fayette and Southmoreland and a 7-0 game against Langley. Since that playoff run, the Bobcats have been on the wrong end of lopsided playoff defeats. Beaver has been outscored in its last three playoff games by a combined, 18-0, against Moon, Mars and Moon. Monday's game will be played at Mars, but luckily there will be no Moons or other Planets around, just Beaver and Valley. The winner of the Beaver-Valley tilt will play No. 4 Highlands (11-2-3) in the quarterfinals.


Girls Volleyball: Beaver wins Norwin Tournament

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Beaver claimed its third tournament title of the season at the Norwin Tournament, held Oct. 22. The Bobcats also won titles at the Canon-McMillan Tournament and MAC Big School Tournament. Beaver beat Norwin, 1-0, in the title game. The Bobcats advanced to the title game with wins against South Park, 1-0 in the quarterfinals, and West Shamokin, 1-0 in the semifinals.

Norwin Tournament

Beaver 1, Norwin 0