Girls Tennis: Bobcats win first WPIAL crown since 2002

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It has been a long time coming.


For 13 years, Beaver has been a consistent playoff team, but because of the dominance of programs like Quaker Valley and Sewickley Academy, the Bobcats were relegated to watching while others celebrated on the court and carried home the WPIAL Class AA team tennis trophy.


Not this time.


Buoyed by an outstanding trio of singles players, Beaver knocked off defending champion Sewickley Academy, 3-2, at North Alleghenyon Wednesday to win the school’s first WPIAL team tennis title since 2002. The Bobcats will play Tuesday against District 9 champion St. Marys in the opening round of the PIAA Class AA tournament at a site and time to be determined.


Girls Tennis: West Feature Athlete – Beaver’s Devyn Campbell

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Name: Devyn Campbell

School: Beaver

Grade: 9

Sport: Tennis


Background: Teamed with junior Moriah Bridges to finish third in the WPIAL and earn a spot in the PIAA Class AA doubles tournament. She is the No. 3 player on the Bobcats and will be needed if the team is to make it to the PIAA Class AA finals in Hershey. Won her match against Sewickley Academy in straight sets in the WPIAL team finals.


Football: West Feature Athlete - Beaver's Darius Wise

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Name: Darius Wise
School: Beaver
Grade: 11
Sport: Football
Position: Quarterback

Background: Darius Wise started his career at Beaver as a freshman starting at receiver. As a sophomore, he played primarily running back and now, as a junior, he is playing quarterback. His transition seemed to be complete as he rushed for 335 yards and five TDs in a 41-20 win over Laurel last week and added 92 yards passing and another touchdown. He now has over 1,000 yards rushing and has scored over 100 points for the 5-2 Bobcats.


Boys Soccer: West Feature Athlete - Beaver's Dan Pollack

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Name: Dan Pollack
School: Beaver Area
Grade: 12
Sport: Boys Soccer

Background: Beaver captured its first section title since 2010, and, in the game that clinched at least a share of the title (a 10-1 win over Mohawk), Dan Pollack scored two goals, along with fellow captain Justin Rogowski. Pollack has been among the leading goal scorers in the WPIAL all year. Beaver finished the season 15-2 overall and 13-2 in Section 4-AA, with the only losses coming to Central Valley in section and Class A power Sewickley Academy in non-section.


Cross Country: Beaver boys place third at MAC meet

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The Beaver Area varsity boys cross country team took third place at the Midwestern Athletic Conference on Thursday.

Sean Rendar led the rally in third place with a time of 17:39.00.

Riley Lamison was next to cross the line in eighth place and a time of 18:10.00. Jake Pittner finished four seconds behind for 10th place. His brother, Luke Pittner, took 30th.

The girls team took second place.