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Baseball: Bishop Canevin continues to surprise

Written by Brad Everett on .

It might not be fair to consider Bishop Canevin a sleeper anymore.

The Crusaders showed again Monday that they are for real and a legitimate contender to win the WPIAL Class A title.

Less than a week after stunning No. 3 Vincentian in the first round, Bishop Canevin edged No. 6 Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic, 1-0, in a quarterfinal at West Mifflin.

The victory advanced the Crusaders (8-6) to Wednesday's semifinals, where they will take on the winner of today's quarterfinal between No. 2 Greensburg Central Catholic (17-3) and No. 10 Carmichaels (13-3). Wednesday's semifinal will take place at West Mifflin at 2 p.m.

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Baseball: South Feature Athlete - Bishop Canevin's Mitch Tauffer

Written by Brad Everett on .

Name: Mitch Tauffer
School: Bishop Canevin
Grade: 12
Sport: Baseball
Position: Pitcher

Background: In what was essentially a preliminary-round playoff game, Tauffer pitched a complete game and struck out 10 to lead Bishop Canevin into the WPIAL playoff Class A playoffs with a 6-1 win at Eden Christian last Tuesday. Tauffer, who pitched a two-hitter when the teams met earlier in the season, allowed the first three batters to reach base in the rematch, but calmed down and was in full control the rest of the way. Tauffer, the staff ace, did not walk a batter. Bishop Canevin (6-6), which finished third in Section 4, will play No. 3 Vincentian (17-3) in a first-round game today at North Allegheny.

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Track: Bishop Canevin sophomore setting the pace

Written by Justin Criado on .

Bishop Canevin sophomore Becca Volz qualified for the PIAA championships in cross country, and looks to be one of the top performers in the 1,600 meter run during the track season on a team that's slim in numbers and looking for standouts.

Volz finished 13th at the Mt. Lebanon Invitational on March 21 to start the year.

 

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Hockey: Bishop Canevin's run finishes in semifinals

Written by Marky Billson on .

Marky Billson profiles the Bishop Canevin hockey team.

2015 0313 Canevin Hockey(Photo: Bishop Canevin's Jason Bilski, right, skates away with the puck as Cathedral Prep's Hunter Emerson pursues him. John Heller/Post-Gazette)

"The 2014-15 Bishop Canevin hockey season might be best described as bittersweet.

It was bitter in that following a Penguins Cup championship season, the Crusaders could only win 11 regular-season games.

It was sweet in the fact that an undermanned team was able to advance to the Penguins Cup semifinals before bowing to powerful Erie Cathedral Prep, 8-2, on Monday at the Island Sports Center.

"We probably maximized where we went," Crusaders coach Kevin Zielmanski said. "I didn't think this was a team that would play for the Penguins Cup.""

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Hockey: Crusaders’ reign comes to an end

Written by Ryan Riordan on .

For the first 7:23 of Monday night’s Class AA Penguins Cup semifinal, Bishop Canevin hung around with top seed Erie Cathedral Prep.

But after that, the Ramblers were too strong.

Richard Vicary and Ben Eliason each scored twice as Erie Cathedral Prep took down the Crusaders, 8-2, in a rematch of last season’s Penguins Cup final. Bishop Canevin won last year’s playoff matchup, 1-0.

Eliason equaled the total of goals scored in last year’s final just 48 seconds in, but Bishop Canevin’s Jacob Ondrejko answered a little over two minutes later. The teams traded goals within 20 seconds of each other later in the period, but from then on the Ramblers dominated. Erie Cathedral Prep scored two more goals in the first period and four in the third to pull away for the win.

Bishop Canevin finishes its season 11-10.