Softball: Deer Lakes to host de facto section title game

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

For all intents and purposes, the Class 3A Section 1 title race will come down to one game. Deer Lakes (11-1, 7-1) and South Allegheny (10-1, 7-1) have been locked in a tie for first place most of the season atop the section. The Lancers and Gladiators will break that tie on Tuesday at 4 p.m. at Deer Lakes.

You have to go all the way back to April 3 to find the last meeting between these teams. Deer Lakes won, 5-4, at South Allegheny. Due to scheduling quirks and postponements, the teams have not met since. Seven days after defeating South Allegheny, Deer Lakes fell to Burrell, 8-4. That opened the door for South Allegheny to get back into the section title race. South Allegheny has not lost a section game since Deer Lakes.

Deer Lakes takes an eight-game winning streak into the contest while South Allegheny counters with a nine-game winning streak. There are arguably not two hotter teams in the WPIAL.


Alumni Update - Tiffany Edwards (Point Park)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

OWENSBORO, Ky. –  Point Park University softball faced a tough adversary before even stepping into the playing fieldEdwards PP Saturday – the weather.

The game one start time was delayed two hours, and the Pioneers passed the time on the bus playing games while at a standstill on the interstate. The roads were closed due to flash flooding, and it was going to be another hour before the team would reach Brescia (Ky.) University.

The Pioneers (20-19, 11-7 RSC) ended up losing game one, 2-0.

In game two, Tiffany Edwards, a Deer Lakes graduate, got the win on the mound, allowing five hits in 5.1 innings, walking two and striking out two.


(photo courtesy of Point Park University)


Track: Deer Lakes high jumper has high hopes

Written by Brittany Goncar on .

Deer Lakes jumper Adam Febinger hopes to re-qualify for the WPIAL championships set to be held on May 18.

He will have more opportunities to do so since the rules have changed to allow athletes to qualify for WPIALs at any meet throughout the year.

Febinger is eyeing up the school record of 6 feet, 6 inches. He has already cleared 6-4 this year. The senior jumped 6-1 last year to earn the third spot on the medal stand in Class AAA competition.

Deer Lakes competes in Class AA this year because of the realignment.


Baseball: Deer Lakes races to section lead

Written by Keith Barnes on .

Deer Lakes took its first loss to a Pennsylvania team on Monday when it was dealt a 6-1 defeat by Class 5A Section 1 first-place Hampton.

Luckily for the Lancers, it was a non-section game.

Before the loss to Hampton, Deer Lakes (7-2, 5-0) had been on a roll. Following an early defeat against Franklin Simpson, Ky. in Myrtle Beach, the Lancers reeled off five consecutive victories – all in Class 4A Section 1 play – to take over first place.

And they need to rebound in a hurry.