Cross Country: South Feature Athlete - Bishop Canevin's Becca Volz

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Name: Becca Volz
School: Bishop Canevin
Grade: 10
Sport: Cross Country

Background: Volz placed eighth at the Slippery Rock Invitational on Saturday. She finished 21st at the Red, White and Blue Classic on Sept. 6 after coming off a basketball injury. Volz finished 16th at the WPIAL Class A championships last year. She went on to run the second leg of the 3,200-meter relay breaking the school record.


Boys Golf: Bishop Canevin wins playoff match

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After tying Charters-Houston with 237 strokes each in a Class AA, Section 4 match on Thursday, Bishop Canevin won a two-hole playoff against the Bucs to raise their section record to 6-2. Brendan Shaughnessy and Kaden Kelly represented the Crusaders in the playoff. The win gave longtime coach Randy Stoernell an overall record of 225-83.


Bishop Canevin 2014 Football Preview

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With Darren Schoppe entering his second year as Bishop Canevin coach, there is a sense of optimism as he greeted 38 players to the start of football camp.

"We have nine or 10 starters coming back on offense," Schoppe said. "And, it's about the same on defense as a lot of people saw playing time because of injuries."

Reed Relosky, a 6-foot, 190-pound senior, returns at quarterback. He completed 113 of 161 passes for 1,203 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2013. A key statistic is that he did not throw a single interception.

"He's tremendously talented," Schoppe said. "We'll run out of the I-formation or the shotgun, and he does well in both formations. He's strengthened his arm a lot from last year."


Football: Bishop Canevin, QB figure to improve

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Drew Karpen profiles Bishop Canevin quarterback Reed Relosky.

2014 0821 BishopCanevin Football(Photo: Quarterback Reed Relosky is back at the controls of the Bishop Canevin offense this season after passing for more than 1,000 yards last year. D.A. Robin/Post-Gazette)

"Darren Schoppe has witnessed a lot of WPIAL football in a short amount of time.

On his resume, he served as the defensive coordinator for Peters Township, South Fayette and most recently, Bishop Canevin.

It wasn't until last year that Schoppe had the opportunity to call his own shots. Schoppe endured the struggles of being a rookie coach in 2013, leading the Crusaders to a 3-7 mark in the Class A Black Hills Conference.

With the pressure of last year behind him, Schoppe is looking forward to a smooth transition into the second year of his regime."


Baseball: Minor League Update - Patrick Leyland (Bishop Canevin)

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(Sports Town is featuring updates on WPIAL baseball players who are currently playing in the major or minor leagues. The posts were compiled by veteran baseball writer John Perrotto. We will feature two players every day.)

Patrick Leyland never seems to be able to avoid the injury bug.

The Bishop Canevin High School graduate suffered a broken ankle Feb. 1 when he slipped on a patch of ice and had three screws inserted during surgery. Thus, his season debut with the Detroit Tigers' high Class A West Michigan farm club was pushed back to May 13.

While also with West Michigan in 2012, Leyland tore the rotator cuff in his right shoulder. That injury necessitated a position switch from catcher to first baseman.

The 22-year-old Leyland is still trying to find his footing this season as he is hitting .098 with two RBIs in 16 games.