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Boys Tennis: History not on the side of Brashear tandem

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Each of the last three years the City League doubles champion has received an automatic invitation to the PIAA Class AAA tournament at Hershey Racquet Club.

Each of those years, the representative lost in straight sets.

Not only that, the three tandems have only won a total of three games in their three matches. Last season, the Obama Academy team of Krishnan and Rajan Alagar were shut out, 6-0, 6-0, by Steve Yang and Max Howarth, the District 1 champions from Conestoga.

This time it will be a team from Brashear that takes a chance at stopping a long run of City League futility in the state tournament. Seniors Dalton Link and Kevin Goodbread will be making the first appearance for the Bulls in the PIAA Class AAA doubles finals since the sport split into two classifications in 1999.

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Boys Tennis: Obama's Alagar returns to state tournament

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Rajan Alagar has been in the PIAA Class AAA tennis championships before.

As a freshman a year ago, Alagar teamed with brother, Krishnan, to win the City league doubles title and made it into the first round of the state finals before they lost, 6-0, 6-0, to Steve Yang and Max Howarth, the District 1 champions from Conestoga.

Now Alagar will be heading to Hershey alone as the City League singles champion. But he might need his brother if he hopes to get out of the first round.

Alagar will face Downingtown East junior Michael Dickson, the No. 3 ranked junior in the state, and last year's PIAA Class AAA runner-up to Latrobe's Chad Kissell.

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Track: Allderdice teammates to compete at PIAA championships

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Amadou Diallo and Noah Swaby both won City League track titles.

This weekend, the Allderdice teammates will compete at the PIAA championships.

Diallo and Swaby, both juniors, were the only City League boys athletes to qualify for the championships, which will be held Friday and Saturday at Shippensburg University.

Diallo will participate in the 3,200-meter run and Swaby will take part in the 110 hurdles, both in the Class AAA portion of the event. They advanced to the championships by meeting state qualifying standards at the City League championships. Diallo is the No. 33 seed and Swaby No. 23.

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Track: Obama freshman earns trip to state championships

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Obama's Raven Haston is only a freshman, but that hasn't stopped her from making a trip to the PIAA championships.

Haston will be the City League's lone girls representative at the championships, which will take place Friday and Saturday at Shippensburg University. Haston will compete in the Class AAA 100-meter dash.

Haston earned an invite after meeting the state qualifying standard at the City League championships. She swept the sprints at the event, winning both the 100 and 200.

At the PIAA championships, Haston will be far from being a favorite, as she's the No. 20 seed. However, the future looks very bright as only one freshman is ranked ahead of her.

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Track: 2016 City League Boys Championship Results

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Following are the top three finishers from the championship meets at Oliver May 12 and 14, 2016.

100 -- 1. Therran Coleman, Brashear, 11.62; 2. Gregory Brooks, Obama Academy, 11.79; 3. Cheyenne Jones, Allderdice, 11.82.

200 -- 1. Therran Coleman, Brashear, 23.98; 2. Tyree Carlins, Westinghouse, 24.24; 3. Cheyenne Jones, Allderdice, 24.61.

400 -- 1. Tyree Carlins, Westinghouse, 54.46; 2. DaQuay Moore, Allderdice, 55.35; 3. D'Andre Moore, Westinghouse, 58.00.

800 -- 1. Amadou Diallo, Allderdice, 2:08.00; 2. Reise Brooks, Allderdice, 2:15.88; 3. Cody Kirk, Carrick, 2:17.59.

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Track: 2016 City League Girls Championship Results

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Following are the top three finishers from the championship meets at Oliver May 12 and 14, 2016.

100 -- 1. Raven Haston, Obama Academy, 12.47; 2. Regine Robinson, Allderdice, 12.83; 3. Asia Parker, Carrick, 12.92.

200 -- 1. Raven Haston, Obama Academy, 26.52; 2. Regine Robinson, Allderdice, 27.38; 3. Diamond Moss, Westinghouse, 28.43.

400 -- 1. Regine Robinson, Allderdice, 1:06.92; 2. Taylor Thompson, Obama Academy, 1:08.13; 3. Lyric Finney, Obama Academy, 1:08.49.

800 -- 1. Tyonna Walker, Brashear, 2:53.88; 2. Ella Copich, Allderdice, 2:56.74; 3. Julia Tremel, Brashear, 3:04.89.

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Boys Tennis: 2016 City League Doubles Tournament Results

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Here are the results from the City League boys doubles tournament.

CITY LEAGUE DOUBLES TOURNAMENT

First Round
Dalton Link and Kevin Goodbread, Brashear, def. Cameron Martin and Kiyamee Johnson, Westinghouse 8-1; Javon Owens and Isaiah Peterson, Perry, def. Tim Mickelson and Nate Kohut, Carrick, 8-4; Drake Plut and Antonio Nelson, Carrick, def. Noah Nickols and Zack Ventura, Brashear, 8-0; Krishnan Alagar and Nitai Poanessa, Obama Academy def. Robert Hawkins and Ralynn Jones, Perry, 8-0; Declan Walkush and Andrew Knight, Perry, def. Ethan Anisewski and Reed Rankin, Obama Academy, 8-1; Desmond Taylor and Joe Conner, Brashear def. Roman Ramsey and Marealyn Page, Perry, 9-8; Shaun Taylor and Ramon Sanchez, Westinghouse, def. Joe Dang and Willie Ringeisen, Carrick, 8-5.

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Track: Diallo just keeps on running, and winning, for Allderdice

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Keith Barnes covered Saturday's City League track and field championships.

"It's hard to catch Amadou Diallo standing still.

"He's never not run," Allderdice coach Ed Flynn said. "He joined the team in November of his freshman year and he hasn't stopped running since."

Amadou did some of his best running on Saturday in the City League championships at Oliver. The Allderdice junior won the 800, 1,600 and 3,200-meter individual sprints and also ran the third leg of the Dragons title-winning 1,600-meter relay.

"It was hard and it was tiring, but I had to do it to get points for the team," Amadou said. "That just goes to the conditioning over the winter. I think I'm in good shape and I can run those races.""

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Baseball: Allderdice plays 16-inning game

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The Allderdice baseball team isn't all about bats, balls and gloves.

Last Saturday, they participated in a marathon.

Well, that marathon did take place on a baseball field, though, as Allderdice played in one of the longest games of any WPIAL team this season. But after 16 innings, the Dragons fell to visiting Altoona, 4-3. The game lasted more than five hours.

It was the second one-run loss in a row and fourth this season for the Dragons, who have lost four of five and close their season with a non-section game Friday at Seneca Valley. The Dragons are 6-9 overall and placed fourth in Section 4 with a 4-6 record.

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Track: Diallo leads Allderdice contingent at South Fayette Invitational

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If there was any question as to how good of a runner Amadou Diallo is, the Allderdice junior silenced any doubters with a terrific showing at the South Fayette Invitational on April 30.

Diallo had the best performance of any Allderdice athlete, placing third in the 3,200-meter run and seventh in the 1,600. He ran times of 9:50.66 in the 3,200 and 4:30.11 in the 1,600. Mt. Lebanon's Todd Gunzenhauser (9:31.57) won the 3,200 and Beaver Falls' Dom Perretta (4:23.86) won the 1,600. Diallo's teammate, sophomore Ethan Hermann, finished sixth in the 3,200.

Two Allderdice runners placed in the top 10 in the 300 hurdles. Junior Dorian Hardy finished ninth and senior DeQuay Moore 10th. Moore came in sixth in the high jump. The 3,200 relay team placed fifth.

On the girls side, senior Regine Robinson finished fifth in the 100 with a time of 13.11 and 10th in the 200 with a time of 27.55. The 400 relay team finished seventh.

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Baseball: City League Update (May 5)

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With the regular season winding down, here's a look at how City League baseball teams are faring this spring.

Allderdice has had by far the most success of the three City teams who moved into WPIAL sections in 2013. The Dragons qualified for the playoffs last season, but they won't make it two years in a row. This after suffering a crushing 6-5 loss to Franklin Regional in Wednesday's Class AAAA Section 4 finale. A win would have tied the Dragons with Gateway for the third and final playoff spot. Instead, they placed fourth after finishing with a 4-6 record. They are 6-8 overall.

Neither of the other two City teams competing in the WPIAL won a section game. Brashear (1-13 overall) went 0-10 in Class AAAA Section 4 and Carrick (1-12) went 0-12 in Class AAAA Section 5.

The other three City teams compete in their own section. Obama (6-2) leads with a 6-0 record, while Perry (3-3) is 3-3 and Westinghouse (0-5) is 0-5.

 

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Softball: City League Update (May 5)

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With the regular season winding down, here's a look at how City League softball teams are faring this spring.

It's been another long season for the three City teams competing in the WPIAL. Heading into Thursday's play, Allderdice, Carrick and Brashear had combined to win only two section games. All three teams are in Class AAAA. Allderdice (2-14 overall) is 1-10 in Section 2, Carrick (4-11) is 1-10 in Section 4 and Brashear (4-12) is 0-12 in Section 3.

Since moving into the WPIAL in 2013, the three City teams have combined to go 15-133 in section play.

 

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Alumni Update - Regis Sauer (La Roche)

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PITTSBURGH, PA – The La Roche College baseball team clinched their third straight AMCC Regular Season Title and earned theSauer LRC right to host the conference tournament after sweeping Pitt-Bradford 5-1, 14-2 on Saturday afternoon. The win also breaks the school record for most regular season victories in a single season.

Starting pitcher Regis Sauer was a force in the Redhawks' 5-1 Game 1 win. Sauer did not allow a runner to reach second base until the fifth inning and was backed up defensively from the get-go.

Sauer, a Brashear graduate, improved to 5-0 after tossing his second complete game of the season. He gave up just one run and five hits while striking out five. He also threw 74 percent of his pitches for strikes.

 

(photo courtesy of La Roche College)

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Alumni Update - Henri Wade-Chatman (Edinboro)

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EDINBORO, Pa. – The Edinboro University Athletic Department recognized its 2016 Senior Male and Female Athletes of the Year andWade Chatman Boro Coach of the Year on Saturday, April 30 at the Student-Athlete Awards Banquet. Women's soccer coach Gary Kagiavas and men's and women's tennis coach Lee Underwood shared Edinboro's Coach of the Year, while women's soccer standout Jansen Hartmann was selected the Nancy Acker Award recipient as the Senior Female Athlete of the Year and men's basketball  standout Henri Wade-Chatman was selected the Sox Harrison Award winner as the Senior Male Athlete of the Year.


Wade-Chatman played three seasons for the men's basketball team, and departs as one the school's all-time leading scorers. A 6'2" guard, he helped head coach Pat Cleary's team improve from an eighth place finish in the PSAC as a sophomore, to sixth as a junior, to third a year ago, as the Fighting Scots finished with a 15-11 record.


A native of Pittsburgh, Pa., Wade-Chatman earned Division II Bulletin honorable mention All-American honors, and was a first team All-PSAC West selection for the second straight year. The former transfer from CCAC finished fourth in the PSAC in scoring, averaging 20.3 ppg. He shot 40.6 percent from the floor (175-of-431), including making 57-of-155 3-pointers (36.8 percent), and shot 78.4 percent from the line (120-of-153).


In addition, he led the Fighting Scots in steals with 48 and was second in assists with 68, along with pulling down 4.2 rpg., fourth on the team. He ranked fourth in the PSAC in steals per game (1.8), 12th in 3-point field goal percentage at 36.8 percent (57-for-155), and 13th in free throw percentage at 78.4 percent.

 

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Alumni Update - Micah Byrum (Washington & Jefferson)

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Micah Byrum went 4-0 for the Presidents last week with a pair of wins at number two singles and number oneByrum WJ doubles.


He scored a 6-0, 6-0 win over Geneva’s Jesse Hooke in last Monday’s 9-0 victory before earning a key 6-2, 6-3 win over Bethany’s Drake Berlin in Wednesday’s 5-4 triumph.


Byrum teamed with Sean Carrick at first doubles to secure a pair of 8-3 victories.


The Obama Academy graduate earned PAC Tennis Player of the Week for her performance.

 

(photo courtesy of Washington & Jefferson College)