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Hockey: Warriors looking to into Christmas break with winning record

Written by Keith Barnes on .

Central Valley will have had 11 days off before it plays its final Class B game before the break on Mondayagainst Ringgold.

And, with a win, the Warriors will move over .500 for the fifth time this season.

 

Central Valley (4-4-2) is a surprising .500 team in that it is one of the few teams with an even record to be outscored by 18 goals. The Warriors have scored 29 goals, led by 11 goals and 19 points from Cameron Drake, and given up 47.

 

In its last game, Central Valley surrendered a shorthanded goal to Ethan Sunder and Mark Richardson chipped in a goal and an assist to lead Our Lady of the Sacred Heart to a 3-1 victory on Dec. 11.

Ringgold is led by Emery Anden with 10 goals and 16 points.

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Football: Title game loss stings Central Valley

Written by John D'Abruzzo on .

John D'Abruzzo profiles the Central Valley football team.

2014 1218 CentralValley Football(Photo: Jordan Whitehead and the Central Valley football team bowed out in the PIAA Class AAA championship game last Friday at Hersheypark Stadium. Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)

"Considering Central Valley had been playing near-perfect football all season, losing last weekend in the state championship game and finishing the year with only one loss made it tough to accept.

The Warriors witnessed their season end following a 33-14 defeat last Saturday afternoon in the PIAA Class AAA title game against Archbishop Wood at Hersheypark Stadium. Central Valley (15-1), which last month captured its second WPIAL championship during its five-year existence, also missed out on being the first district team to win a Class AAA state title since 2008.

"Every loss is disappointing, especially when you suffer that first loss of the season," Central Valley coach Mark Lyons said. "Playing in the state championship and losing makes it more tough.

"When we started to reflect on the season, there wasn't any more that we could give in that last game. It was a great season with a phenomenal group of young men who enjoyed coming to practice every day and who enjoyed every aspect of the season.""

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Photo Journal: Girls Basketball - Montour Tournament, Central Valley vs. Fort Cherry (Dec. 6)

Written by Cara DeCarlo on .

Enjoy some photos of the 2014-15 Central Valley girls' basketball team. These photos were taken alongside video clips; you can view the video clips by clicking here.) All photos and video clips in this post were taken on the weekend of December 5-6, 2014 as the Warriors defeated Fort Cherry 37-31 at Montour's tipoff tournament.

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Football: Central Valley falls to Archbishop Wood

Written by Mike White on .

Mike White covered Friday's PIAA Class AAA championship between Central Valley and Archbishop Wood.

2014 1213 CentralValley Football(Photo: Central Valley's Jordan Whitehead can't hold onto the ball as he crosses the end zone against Archbishop Wood in the PIAA class AAA championship at Hersheypark Stadium. Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)

"HERSHEY, Pa. — Archbishop Wood has a jewel of a halfback in its backfield and the reason the Vikings won their second consecutive PIAA title Friday night was simple.

They went to Jarrett.

Senior halfback Jarrett McClenton zipped past a defense in the Class AAA championship for the second consecutive year. This time, it was Central Valley, champions of the WPIAL.

McClenton, who is 5 feet 8, 165 pounds, was huge in Archbishop Wood's 33-14 victory against Central Valley in the AAA title game at Hersheypark Stadium. The loss prevented Central Valley (15-1) from becoming the first WPIAL team to win a PIAA Class AAA title since 2008."