Alumni Update - Seairra Barrett (California University of Pennsylvania)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

California's Seairra Barrett scored in double-digits in both games while coming off the bench last week. The freshman forward averaged 12Barrett CalU points, 4.0 rebounds in 57 minutes of action.


She shot a combined 64.7% (11-of-17) from the floor and totaled three blocks for the Vulcans. Barrett set a career-high and led the team with 14 points on 7-of-10 shooting and added five rebounds and one block in a victory over Seton Hill.


The Central Valley product then posted 10 points, three rebounds, and two blocks in an overtime loss to Gannon.

Barrett earned PSAC West Freshman of the Week honors. 


(photo courtesy of California University of Pennsylvania)


Hockey: West Feature Athlete – Central Valley’s Cameron Drake

Written by Keith Barnes on .

Name: Cameron Drake

School: Central Valley

Grade: 10

Sport: Hockey


Background: Drake is sixth in Class C in scoring with 18 goals and 34 points in 17 games. Drake has been a one-man show for Central Valley as he has had a hand in 34 of the team’s 52 goals on the season, an impressive 65.4 percent. Is currently on a four-game point streak. He is the only player on the team to have had as many as four points in a game more than twice this season; he’s done it four times. Drake has three hat tricks, including a four-goal game against Trinity on Nov. 13.


Boys Basketball: Central Valley primed to make a run

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Drew Karpen profiles the Central Valley boys basketball team.

"Central Valley learned this year that winning a WPIAL football championship and advancing to the PIAA championship game can be a blessing and a curse.

There is no question they completed most of their goals on the gridiron but at the same time it has delayed their goals on the hardwood.

Due to the extended football season, the Warriors got a late start to their basketball season without four of their five starters in John George, B.J. Powell, Dante Lucci and Maurice Sims.

The Warriors (11-10, 8-6) began the season 1-7, but were able to turn it on late to give themselves an opportunity to repeat as Class AAA champions by grabbing the fourth spot in Section 2."



Boys Basketball: Central Valley prepared to defend WPIAL title

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Defending WPIAL Class AAA champion Central Valley won't be entering the playoffs with a high seed, but the Warriors will be prepared to put up a good defense. Central Valley will reach the postseason with an 11-10 record – one of those records that critics point to when saying the playoff field is too diluted.

However, there are two things to consider when looking at that record.

The obvious one is that a football season that reached the PIAA final in Hershey necessitated a late start. That start was delayed even more as many of the football players were banged up at the start of the season. As a result, the Warriors started the season 1-6. Two of those banged-up players – John George (quarterback) and B.J. Powell (wide receiver) have been regularly scoring in the 20s the last few weeks.


Hockey: Warriors keep slim playoff hopes alive

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Central Valley has only the slimmest chance of qualifying for the PIHL playoffs, but despite being in last place in the Northern Conference, it made a huge statement against the team it’s chasing for the Class C wild card slot.


On Tuesday, Warriors shrugged off an early Our Lady of the Sacred Heart goal as Cameron Drake notched a hat trick as Central Valley (7-8-2) rolled over the Chargers, 8-4, at Beaver Ice Arena. The Warriors have 16 points, one behind third-place Elizabeth Forward (8-8-1), while OLSH (11-5-0) is currently locked into the wild card with 22 points.