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Track: Belle Vernon thrower brings home gold in the discus

Written by Justin Criado on .

Belle Vernon senior Gianna Gaul won gold in the discus at the WPIAL Class AAA championships May 14 at Baldwin with a mark of 131 feet, 5 inches.

The win marked the first time a Belle Vernon girl won a WPIAL championship and also made her the top seed in the PIAA championships May 22-23.

Gaul holds school records in both the discus and shot put.

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Softball: South Feature Athlete - Bailey Parshall, Belle Vernon

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

Name: Bailey Parshall
High School: Belle Vernon
Grade: 9
Sport: Softball
Position: Pitcher

Background: Before she even threw a high school pitch, Bailey Parshall had already verbally committed to play softball at Penn State University. There was even more pressure on Parshall as the incoming freshman on the Belle Vernon softball team. Some could have viewed Parshall as a savior of sorts, coming to a program that had missed the playoffs the last two seasons including a 5-12 campaign a year ago. If there was pressure on Parshall, she never let it show. She helped lead the Leopards back to the playoffs with a 16-2 record, a Section 3-AAA title and the No. 1 overall seed in the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs.

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Softball: Belle Vernon relies on Parshall

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Nicholas Tolomeo profiles Belle Vernon softball player Bailey Parshall.

"Before she even threw a high school pitch, Bailey Parshall had already verbally committed to play softball at Penn State University.

There was even more pressure on Parshall as the incoming freshman on the Belle Vernon Area High School softball team.

Some could have viewed Parshall as a savior of sorts, coming to a program that had missed the playoffs the past two seasons, including a 5-12 campaign a year ago.

"There was a lot of pressure, I was just hoping the girls would like me," Parshall said."

 

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Track: Belle Vernon sends 16 athletes to WPIAL championships

Written by Justin Criado on .

With the WPIAL Class AAA championships set for Thursday at Baldwin, Belle Vernon doesn't have to worry about being well represented as the Leopards will send 16 athletes.

Thrower Gianna Gaul qualified in both the shot put and discus, while breaking the school shot put record with a throw of 35 feet, 7 inches.

Sophie Yantko (javelin) and the 3,200 relay team of Bailey Campbell, Taylor Kovatch, Kaitlynn Melvin and Sarah Sepesky also qualified for the girls.

On the boys side, the 400 relay team of Luke Durigon, Jake Powell, Cam Quinto and Marcel McCaskill set a new school record with a time of 43.10 while qualifying.

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Alumni Update - Dylan Pietrantoni (Saint Vincent)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

GREENVILLE, Pa. – Dylan Pietrantoni, a Belle Vernon graduate, pitched a complete game to lead Saint Vincent to a 4-2 victory over ThielPietrantoni SVC College at Tomcat Park in game one to help the Bearcats earn a split of the conference doubleheader. SVC dropped game two by a 4-2 margin to the Tomcats.

(photo courtesy of Saint Vincent College)