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Girls Soccer: South Feature Athlete - Canon-McMillan's Kyra Murphy

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

Name: Kyra Murphy
High School: Canon-McMillan
Grade: 12
Sport: Girls Soccer
Position: Goalkeeper

Background Info: Kyra Murphy is a three-year starter in net for the Big Macs this season. A Duquesne University recruit, Murphy took over net-minding duties as a sophomore. She is a big reason why Canon-McMillan is ranked No. 5 in the Post-Gazette Class AAA preseason rankings.

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Girls Soccer: Canon-Mac prepared for tough sledding in Class AAA Section 5

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Upper St. Clair leaves Section 5-AAA but former Class AAA power Moon joins the section after moving up after two years in Class AA. Canon-McMillan is ranked No. 5 in the Post-Gazette preseason Class AAA rankings but that is no guarantee of a playoff spot in the rough and tumble section.. They finished 13-4-3 last season and went 6-2-2 in Section 5-AAA to finish second behind Peters Township. Playoff spots should be at a premium in the section once again after Moon joins this season after moving up from Class AA.

"We have to face Peters Township and Moon in our section, there are no easy games for us," Canon-McMillan coach Dave Derrico said. "Peters, Moon and us are going to be slugging it out and you cannot take Chartiers-Valley lightly. I don't know where they fit this year but it is usually the four of us. It is always a dog fight in our section."

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Boys Golf: Canon-McMillan's Waller fires 34 against Peters

Written by Joe Koch on .

Canon-McMillan senior Lauren Waller shot a 2-under-par round of 34, but she and her Canon-McMillan High boys golf team saw their season record drop to 3-3 with a 188-203 loss to Peters Township in a match played this past Thursday at Lindenwood Golf Club.

The victory was the seventh in a row for the unbeaten Indians, and the win lifted their Section 7-AAA record to 2-0.

Junior Jake Sollon fired a 1-under-par round of 35 too lead the Indians. Senior Ben Morgret had an even-par round of 36. Juniors Alec Stopperich and Connor Schmidt shot 3-over-par rounds of 39 as did sophomore Tanner Johnson.

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Girls Golf: Canon-McMillan's Waller stays course with the boys

Written by Joe Koch on .

Joe Koch profiles Canon-McMillan golfer Lauren Waller.

"As Lauren Waller enters her final season as a high school golfer, plenty of memorable moments have dotted her career.

She hopes to add some more pleasant memories before she concludes her high school career with another performance at the state high school girls golf championship at Heritage Hills Resort in York.

For now, though, there's the matter of competing for the Canon-McMillan High School boys golf team, a circumstance that developed because the school does not field a girls golf team.

Waller regularly beats boys in matches. On Wednesday, she was the medalist in a match against Chartiers Valley when she shot 33 at Lindenwood Gold in Peters Township. Two weeks ago, she tied for fourth at the Tri-County Championship with a 76 at Village Green in Hickory, Washington County."

 

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Alumni Update -Matt Duffey (Saint Vincent)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

LATROBE, Pa. – A pair of Saint Vincent College football players recently wereDuffey SVC recognized by the USA Football Network, Inc. as members on its 26th USA College Football Division III Preseason All-America teams.

Senior wide receiver Matt Duffey and junior linebacker Renny LaRue-Holloman both received the preseason accolades from the USA Football Network as third team honorees.

Duffey, a Canon-McMillan graduate, returns after recording team-highs in catches (40) and receiving yards (467) last season.

 

(photo courtesy of Saint Vincent College)