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Alumni Update - Seairra Barrett (California University of Pennsylvania)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

CLARION, Pa. – Sophomore Shatara Parsons (Harrisburg, Pa./Central Dauphin) set a career high with 30 points andBarrett CalU classmate Seairra Barrett added 17 rebounds on Saturday evening, as the Vulcans earned a 77-57 win at Clarion in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) West action.

 

With the victory, the California University of Pennsylvania women's basketball team improves to 14-5 overall and remains tied for first place in the divisional standings with a 12-4 mark. Meanwhile, Clarion falls to 7-15 this season behind a 7-9 record in league play.

 

Barrett, a Central Valley graduate, recorded her 10th double-double of the season, as she posted 14 points and 17 rebounds (15 defensive) against the Golden Eagles.


She shot five-of-nine from the field and also went four-of-eight from the charity stripe, while adding two assists and three steals in the win. 

 

(photo courtesy of California University of Pennsylvania)

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Alumni Update - Jordan Whitehead (Pitt)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

PITTSBURGHPitt safety Jordan Whitehead’s outstanding debut season was recognized again today when he was namedWhitehead Pitt to the 15th annual Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) Freshman All-America Team.

 

The team was selected by a 10-person panel of nationally prominent writers representing each of the FBS conferences. Whitehead has now been named to every major Freshman All-America squad, reinforcing his status as one of college football’s impact newcomers.

 

Whitehead, a Central Valley graduate, led Pitt in tackles this season with 109 stops, the most by a true freshman in school history. He added six tackles for loss, a sack assist, six pass breakups, one interception and a fumble return for a touchdown (22 yards against Navy in the Military Bowl).


The Pitt coaching staff also tapped Whitehead’s playmaking ability on offense this season. As a running back, he averaged 10.2 yards per attempt, rushing 12 times for 122 yards and two touchdowns.

 

(photo courtesy of University of Pittsburgh)

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Hockey: West Feature Athlete – Central Valley junior Cameron Drake

Written by Keith Barnes on .

 

Name: Cameron Drake

School: Central Valley

Grade: 11

Sport: Hockey

 

Background: A rare hockey player who also plays football, Drake caught three passes for 36 yards for the team that played at Heinz Field in November. Is second in Division II in scoring with 22 goals and 39 points in 13 games. Also has two game-winning goals and is averaging 3.0 points per game.

 

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Girls Basketball: Central Valley already reaches one goal

Written by Drew Karpen on .

Joe Koch profiles the Central Valley girls basketball team.

"After the year they endured last season, any win is a confidence booster for the Central Valley girls basketball team.

The Warriors began last season 2-2 but then went on a 16-game losing streak.

Although it may look the same, two wins in their first three games seem a lot better this year after the Warriors won the Montour tournament with wins against Fort Cherry and McGuffey.

"Considering the year we had last year, it was real important," Chris Raso said, who is in his 20th season as coach of the Warriors. "We have a bunch of young kids and it built confidence for the upperclassmen as well."

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Boys Basketball: West Feature Athlete - Central Valley's Adam Kline

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Name: Adam Kline
High School: Central Valley
Grade: 12
Sport: Boys Basketball
Position: Center

Background: Two years ago, Central Valley captured the WPIAL championship in a memorable win over Chartiers Valley. The Warriors made the playoffs against last season but this year have little experience back. Allowing Central Valley to be optimistic with just one starter back, though, is 6-foot-7 Adam Kline in the middle. Kline doesn't have extensive high school experience but that is deceptive – he has plenty of backyard experience against his older brother Matt, now playing at Seton Hill. Plus, 6-foot-7 is hard to teach. In a non-section win over West Allegheny this week, he had 15 points and 15 rebounds.