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Girls Tennis: West Feature Athletes – Beaver’s Anne and Mattie Taylor

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Names: Anne and Mattie Taylor
School: Beaver
Grade: Mattie (12) and Anne (10)
Sport: Tennis

Background: The Taylor sisters qualified for this week's WPIAL doubles tournament after finishing third in the Section 4-AA doubles tournament, and will play for the district title today. The sisters paired up in the tournament for this first time this year. 

Beaver coach Riley Baker: "Their points are fast. They're not afraid to take a shot if they see it.”

 

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Girls Tennis: Two Beaver doubles teams advance to WPIAL tourney

Written by Justin Criado on .

Justin Criado profiles the Beaver girls tennis team.

"It didn't take long for Beaver's Taylor sisters to earn a nickname as a doubles duo at the Section 2-AA tournament last week.

"We walked out for our second match at sections and the Riverside coach called us the 'Titanium Taylors, " Mattie said.

Mattie, a senior, and Anne, a sophomore, activated their Wonder Twins powers to defeat Krista Kocis and Morgan Mc-Kenzie of Blackhawk, 6-3, 6-1, in the section consolation match to qualify for the WPIAL tournament, a first for the sister act.

"I know for me I enjoyed every minute of it," Mattie Taylor said. "Whenever we did qualify for WPIALs, I was just so excited to qualify with my sister.""

 

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Alumni Update - Erin Hogan (California University of Pennsylvania

Written by Drew Karpen on .

CLARION, Pa. – The Vulcans earned their second-straight shutout with a 2-0 victory at Clarion in Pennsylvania State AthleticHogan CalU Conference (PSAC) action on Saturday afternoon.


With the win, the California University of Pennsylvania women's soccer team improves to 4-1-1 overall behind a 4-1 mark in league play. The Vulcans have now allowed only one goal in their last 390-plus minutes of action, a streak which spans over five games. Meanwhile, Clarion falls to 2-4 this year with all six games against conference opponents.


Senior Erin Hogan, a Beaver graduate, started the scoring in the 13th minute when she scored off a feed from classmate Chelsea Crockett (Gilmanton, N.H./Gilford).
 

 

(photo courtesy of California University of Pennsylvania)

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Cross Country: Beaver's Neeley finding her way

Written by Brittany Goncar on .

Beaver's Ruthe Neeley is finding her way to the front of the pack this season. She finished the 8th PIAA Foundation XC Invitational in ninth place on Saturday.

Neeley was the first WPIAL runner to cross the line on Hershey's course with a time of 20:41. Her closest teammate was Emily Forner, who finished in 18th place.

As a team, Beaver took fifth place and was the highest placing WPIAL team. The boys team took 11th place.

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Boys Soccer: West Feature Athlete - Beaver's Austin Zurik

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Name: Austin Zurik
High School: Beaver
Grade: 12
Sport: Soccer

Background: As one of three seniors to start for Beaver, Austin Zurik has to take on the leadership role as the mostly sophomore lineup goes through its growing pains. The growth is already started to show as Beaver has won three straight after starting the season 0-2. In the last game, Zurik scored a hat trick as the Bobcats defeated South Side 7-1. As the sophomores get more experience, the scoring could well become more balances but, for now, Zurik is helping the Bobcats stay in the middle of the playoff race.