Beaver Falls 2014 Football Preview

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

Rebuilding is not a word often used around Beaver Falls, but there are plenty of spots that coach Ryan Matsook has to replace this year. Twenty-six seniors graduated from last year's team that won nine games and reached the WPIAL semifinals where it fell to eventual WPIAL and PIAA champion South Fayette.

The large Beaver Falls senior class that graduated included five first-team All-Midwestern Athletic Conference seniors. The Tigers must replace quarterback Dan Stratton (1,442 yards passing, 17 touchdowns), receiver Sage Curry (432 receiving yards) and their top two leading rushers, Damian Rawl (1,197 yards) and Kahlil Caracter (661 yards).


Basketball: Beaver Falls grad having a strong summer

Written by Brad Everett on .

Sheldon Jeter has yet to play a game at his new school, but he's representing that school very nicely this summer.

Jeter is entering his first season at Pitt after transferring from Vanderbilt. Like most of the Pitt players, Jeter is playing in the Pittsburgh Basketball Club Pro-Am League this summer, and he's looked very solid.

A Beaver Falls graduate, Jeter is averaging 23 points and 9.2 rebounds in four games. He scored 21 points and grabbed 17 rebounds in his second game, and tallied 26 and 28 points in the past two.

Jeter, a 6-foot-8 sophomore forward, is playing on the South Hills Audi team. One of his teammates is his older cousin, Lance Jeter. The elder Jeter plays professionally in Europe. Pitt's Cameron Johnson, a freshman from Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, plays with the Jeters.


Track: Beaver Falls' Peretta 'doubles' at PIAA championships

Written by Brittany Goncar on .

Dom Peretta grabbed two titles for Beaver Falls at the PIAA Class AA championships at Shippensburg University last week.

The sophomore won both the 800 (1:54.01) and 1,600 (4:19.82). He just missed the 800 record of 1:51.96.

Peretta also qualified to run the 3,200, but decided against it to better his chances in the other events.

His two gold medals helped boost the Tigers to an eighth-place finish with 20 points.


Track: Beaver Falls' Peretta runs to two WPIAL titles

Written by Ryan Riordan on .

Ryan Riordan profiles Beaver Falls track standout Dom Peretta.

"Dominic Peretta won two gold medals and set a meet record at the WPIAL Class AA track and field championships last week.

Yet, his last performance of the meet left a bad taste in his mouth.

After winning the 800 and 1,600 events, Peretta took second in the 3,200 meters, more than four seconds behind Winchester Thurston's Landin Delaney.

"It was OK," Peretta said of his overall performance. "The 3,200 meters really messed me up. The other two events went well, but I don't even count the second-place medal.""



Track: Beaver Falls' Peretta a double winner at WPIAL championships

Written by Brittany Goncar on .

Dom Peretta won two titles at the WPIAL Class AA championships last week.

The Beaver Falls sophomore won titles in the 800 and 1,600-meter runs. He just missed a third gold in the 3,200. Winchester Thurston's Landin Delaney took the gold finishing in 9:35.41. Peretta was less than five seconds behind with a time of 9:39.28.

Peretta set a new meet record in the 800 with a time of 1:52.72 and finished nearly six seconds faster than Vincentian's Andrew Koryak.

Peretta will compete in the 800 and 1,600 at the PIAA championships at Shippensburg University on May 23-24. He decided to drop the 3,200.