Bentworth 2015 Football Preview

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For Bentworth coach Ron Skiles, 2014 was a season of a lot of 'what-ifs.'

"We won three games, and we could have won two more," said Skiles, who has coached the Bearcats on three different occasions and begins his 14th season at the school.

"Defensively, we were not a sound football team last year. Skill-wise, we're not bad, but we struggled on the offensive line last year, and it's time to coach them on the fundamentals of football on offense and defense."

Skiles also had some issues with his players' commitment to the game, as they finished 3-6 (3-5 in the Tri-County South Conference) and missed the playoffs.


Girls Soccer: Bentworth in playoff position through first half of section play

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Through the first half of section play, Bentworth finds itself on the inside of the Section 2-A playoff picture. It is a section that is taking on a much different look than many had expected.

Section preseason favorite South Allegheny (4-3, 4-3) has already lost three games and is tied for fourth place with Serra Catholic (4-4, 4-3). Charleroi (8-2, 7-1) was a perfect 7-0 in section play through the first half but that is when Bentworth stepped up and sent another jolt through the section standings with a 1-0 win. Madison Jones scored the lone goal of the game, in overtime, for the Bearcats and goalie Jeanna Brewer pitched the shutout. Jones has been one of the top goal scorers in the section this season. She netted a hat trick in a 10-0 win against Geibel earlier in the year and also had three assists. In that same game Matty Fowler had two goals and five assists and teammates Sara Maniecki, Aubree Yates, Bea Kossell and Miranda VanKirk also got in on the scoring action. After Charleroi (8-2, 7-1), Chartiers-Houston (6-4, 6-2) is in second place with Bentworth (5-4, 5-2) in third place.


Alumni Update - Jessica Dorazio (Waynesburg)

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FROSTBURG, Md. – The Waynesburg University women's volleyball team wrapped up itsDorazio waynesburg two-day run at the Frosburg State University Tournament with a pair of matches on Saturday. The Yellow Jackets fell 3-0 to the host Bobcats, before suffering a heart-breaking 3-2 setback to La Roche College in the late contest.


Junior Jessica Dorazio racked up 16 digs. Dorazio, a Bentworth graduate, was also honored as a member of the all-tournament team.


(photo courtesy fo Waynesburg University)


Alumni Update - Erin Ritzer (Robert Morris)

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Moon Township, Pa. – Robert Morris University women's soccer midfielder Erin RitzerRitzer-RMU was named the Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week for the second straight week. Ritzer earned the same honor in the first week of the season after setting up the gamewinning goal in the season opener against Duquesne.

Just days after earning her first honor, Ritzer, a Bentworth graduate, collected her first career goal against Pitt. The rookie's first marker tied the game at 1-1 in the 72nd minute of a game RMU would eventually lose, 3-1. In four games this season, Ritzer has tallied a goal and one assist and is fourth on the team with three points.


(photo courtesy of Robert Morris University)


Bentworth 2014 Football Preview

Written by Joe Koch on .

Back in the 1960s and 1970s when the Pittsburgh Pirates needed a manager, they would call upon Danny Murtaugh to lead the team, and he did so on four separate occasions that included two World Series championships in 1960 and 1971.

Bentworth High is taking a page from the Pirates' playbook in asking Ron Skiles to lead the Bearcats for the third time.

He first coached the team from 1980 to 1988 and again from 2004 to 2008.

"That's home for me, and I'm excited to be there," he said.