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Alumni Update - Chris Anastas (Slippery Rock)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. ---Slippery Rock sophomore Chris Anastas earned the PSAC Baseball Champion Scholar Award, the league announced Wednesday morning in Johnstown, Pa.

The PSAC Champion Scholar Awards are modeled after the NCAA's Elite 89 award and honor the student-athlete with the top grade point average who is competing at the site of each of the PSAC's 23 team championship finals.

The selection criteria for the Champion Scholar Awards is identical to that of the NCAA Elite 89 awards, which honor the student-athlete with the top GPA at each of the championship finals sites of the 89 NCAA championships across all three divisions – I, II, and III.

The Central Valley graduate has accumulated 53 credits towards his secondary education degree while sporting a flawless 4.0 grade point average.

 

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Alumni Update - Nicole Bartoletta (Geneva)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

Beaver Falls, Pa. – Geneva Women’s Track and Field team earned a fourth place finish at theBartoletta Geneva Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Championship meet on April 28-29.

 

The meet, held at Geneva College’s Merriman Athletic Complex, lasted through rain and lightning delays before completing the regular season for the team.

 

Geneva shone all over the complex, earning top finishes in both track and field events.

 

Nicole Bartoletta, a Central Valley graduate, performed an outstanding day earning a first place in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 14.76 seconds before going on to earn second place finishes in the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.53 seconds and the 200-meter dash with a time of 25.47 seconds. Bartoletta also earned the honor of both PAC track MVP and women’s overall MVP.


Bartoletta’s work along with Sarah Klien, Kailee Loose, and Jessica Kelosky earned a gold medal for their 48.26 second run in the 4x100 meter relay as well as earning them the new meet record and breaking their own 2016 school record.

 

(photo courtesy of Geneva College)

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Track: Central Valley sprinter golden twice at Beaver County Championships

Written by Brad Everett on .

Innocense Ross changed schools this year, moving from Aliquippa to Central Valley.

Her speed came with her.

Ross blazed to a pair of gold medals at last Saturday's Beaver County Championships. Ross won the 100- and 200-meter dashes and earned track MVP honors. Ross was one of only two girls to win multiple individual titles in the event held at Riverside. Hopewell's Kivana Hill (discus and shot put) was the other.

The times Ross ran were both season bests. She ran a 12.72 in the 100 and a 26.43 in the 200. Her win in the 200 was particularly close as she edged out Aliquippa's Brittany Carter (26.45) by two one-hundredths of a second.

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Softball: Central Valley knocks off Class 5A power

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

Central Valley is locked into a tight race in Class 4A Section 3. With Ambridge (6-1, 6-1) just ahead of the Warriors (5-2, 7-2), the section title is still within reach but so is slipping out of second place with Blackhawk (5-3, 3-2) and Beaver Area (4-5, 4-3) nearby. But for a two-day stretch this past Friday and Saturday, Central Valley stepped out of Class 4A Section 3 play and tried their hand against playoff bound programs out of section.

On Friday, Central Valley stepped up to Class 5A and played No. 5-ranked Montour. Central Valley prevailed in a wild 10-inning game when Leigha Knox drove home the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning to give Central Valley an 11-10 win.

On Saturday, Central Valley hosted an Avonworth team that is in playoff position, too. The Warriors knocked off the Antelopes, 9-5. Central Valley will play one more non-section game, Monday at South Side Beaver, before returning to section play with a big showdown at Ambridge on Tuesday that very well may determine the section champion.

Central Valley pitcher Jordan Uhing is 4-2 through six decisions so far this season and at the halfway point of the season she ranked among the WPIAL strikeout leaders with 48.

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Boys Tennis: Central Valley to make WPIAL playoff debut

Written by Keith Barnes on .

Central Valley has won its share of titles in various sports since the school was formed, but the Warriors had never even qualified for the WPIAL Class 2A team tennis tournament.

Until now.

On Thursday the Warriors will take their first step toward their first ever postseason team tennis victory when they travel to New Kensington to square off with fourth-seeded Valley. Central Valley is the No. 13 seed in the tournament.

Central Valley is led by senior Jack Shearer at No. 1 singles and freshman Daniel Tanaskovic at No. 2.