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Tennis: Lynch comes up one win short of return trip to Hershey

Written by Ryan Riordan on .

Senior Matt Lynch, who plays for Bentworth, placed third in the WPIAL Class AA singles tournament last season, nabbing the final PIAA qualifying spot from the district.

He had a chance to do the same this season, but he fell one win short.

Lynch lost in the WPIAL Class AA singles consolation match Tuesday to Carlynton’s Luke Phillips, 6-4, 7-6 (7-2).

“He played great today and I just feel fortunate to get out of this match and get to Hershey,” Phillips said.

It was Lynch’s second loss to Phillips in a week, as he also fell to the Cougars’ freshman, 6-3, 6-3, in the Class AAA Section 5 title match. 

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Baseball: Bentworth hopes to contend for section title

Written by Brad Everett on .

For Bentworth, this season is a "Drive for Five."

The Bearcats would like a little more than that, too.

A playoff participant the previous four seasons, Bentworth will look to extend the streak to five this season. With a strong group of returnees, the prospects of doing so appear to be pretty good.

Speaking of good, Bentworth has been just that so far. The Bearcats (4-1) have wins against Frazier, Jefferson-Morgan, West Greene and Mapletown. Their only loss was to section foe Charleroi, 1-0.

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Alumni Update - Clay Roman (Waynesburg)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

 

TUCSON, Ariz. (Jan. 25) – Senior outfielder Clay Roman will be going into theRoman Wayne 2014 baseball season with some pretty impressive preseason credentials. The second-team All-Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) honoree was selected as a "Player to Watch" by Collegiate Baseball newspaper.

Roman, a Bentworth graduate, received his national laurels after ranking third on the Yellow Jackets in batting average (.336), slugging percentage (.378), on-base percentage (.381) and total bases (54). The Bentleyville native finished the 2013 regular season PAC rankings second in runs scored (33) and hits (48), while also providing solid defense in the outfield.

 

(photo courtesy of Waynesburg University)

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Girls Tennis: Lynch plays in WPIAL tournament despite not having team

Written by Ryan Riordan on .

Amanda Lynch may not have a high school tennis team to play on, but she was able to compete at the WPIAL tournament.

Lynch, a ninth-grader in the Bentworth School District, was placed in the Class AAA Section 1 singles tournament.

In her first section singles tournament, Lynch came within one win of qualifying for last week’s WPIAL Class AA tournament. Lynch defeated California’s Crystal Rook and Derry’s Jill Orazio before losing to top seed Alyvia Kluska of Greensburg Central Catholic.

The loss dropped Lynch into the consolation match against Mt. Pleasant’s Taylor Bradley, with the winner advancing to the district tournament. Bradley pulled out a 6-7 (1-7), 6-3, 6-3 win.

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Bentworth 2013 Football Preview

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

It will be an uphill climb for coach Bob Niziol.

In his second season with the Bearcats, Niziol will try to turn around a team that went 2-7 last season and he must do so with a roster of 23 of which only about half have played football before.

The Bearcats have three returning starters back on offense and four on defense. A lot will ride on Angelo Rios-Lopez (5-8, 160, Jr.). Rios-Lopez was the team's top wide receiver last season, but he will move to quarterback this season to take over for the graduated Dante Sicchitano. Rios-Lopez was a backup to Sicchitano last season.