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Alumni Update - Ashley Mutkus (Edinboro)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – Ashley Mutkus, a Central Valley graduate, scored a pair of goals to lead the 19th-ranked Edinboro women's soccerMutkus Boro team to a 3-0 PSAC win at Lock Haven on Saturday afternoon.


The victory is the 200th of head coach Gary Kagiavas' career. Edinboro is off to the best start in school history at 7-1-0 overall, and improved to 6-1-0 in PSAC action. Lock Haven fell to 2-5-0 and 1-5-0, respectively.

 

(photo courtesy of Edinboro University)

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Golf: Four Central Valley golfers qualify for Class 2A finals

Written by Joe Koch on .

Paced by Alex Bozich's solid round of 73 Wednesday at the Section 2-AA qualifier at Del Mar Golf Course, she and three Central Valley teammates have qualified for the Class AA championships next week. Bozich and Sewickley Academy's Tatum McKelvey shot the same score, but Bozich was credited with first place. She will be joined at the final by Brianna Fleming (79), Kiarla Porter (80) and Kristen Battles (91).

Brianna Milo will join McKelvey as the qualifiers from Sewickley Academy.

Five other golfers also qualified for the championships. They include Avonworth's Katie Carlson (76), Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic's Maddie Smithco (77), Blackhawk's Maya Urgitis (85), South Side Beaver's Sophie Lyons (86) and Mohawk's Madyson Dailey (89).

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Boys Soccer: Central Valley enters big test on a roll

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It's very early in the section season, but Central Valley has a chance to make a major statement Tuesday when the Warriors host Quaker Valley. Both teams will enter the game unbeaten in Class 2A Section 2, but Central Valley enters the game unscored upon in section play.

Led by senior sharpshooter Jack Shearer, it wasn't surprising that the Warriors would score well and that has proven to be true. In the three section games, Central Valley has scored 21 goals and that average isn't a fluke – they also scored seven in their final non-section warmup against Class 3A Hopewell.

However, not allowing a goal wasn't necessarily as predictable, but it has happened with sophomore Zach Higgs manning the goalkeeper spot. Playing against Quaker Valley will test Higgs and the defense in front of him – the Quakers handed Beaver its only loss of the season in a 6-5 offensive showcase last week.

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Golf: West Feature Athlete - Central Valley's Alex Bozich

Written by Joe Koch on .

Name: Alex Bozich
School: Central Valley
Grade: 12
Sport: Girls Golf
Position: No. 1

Background: Alex has participated in both golf and cheerleading and a number of organizations at Central Valley. She is the president of the Central Valley chapter of the National Honor Society, and was the class president during her sophomore year. She currently is a member of the Anti-Bullying Club, Spanish Club, Student Council, Ski Club, P.E.A.C.E Club, C.A.R.E. Club, Yearbook Club, Mock Trial Team, Prom Committee and Future Business Leaders of America. She is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and volunteers with Special Olympics and several church and community organizations.

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Alumni Update - Jordan Whitehead (Pitt)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

PITTSBURGH —The 2016 Pitt football team will boast three of the nation’s finest players at their respective positionsWhitehead Pitt according to Athlon Sports.

Senior offensive tackle Adam Bisnowaty, senior defensive end Ejuan Price and sophomore safety Jordan Whitehead were named preseason All-Americans in the recently released Athlon Sports College Football Preview.

Whitehead, a Central Valley graduate, who is featured on the regional Athlon cover, was a third-team All-America pick. He enjoyed a decorated debut season in 2015, earning ACC Rookie of the Year, ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year and consensus Freshman All-America honors.

Whitehead led Pitt in tackles with 109 stops (the most by a true freshman in school history) and 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). He was also utilized as an offensive weapon and averaged 10.2 yards per rush, carrying 12 times for 122 yards and two touchdowns.

 

(photo courtesy of University of Pittsburgh)