Track: Beaver boys look to defend WPIAL title

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Beaver head coach Jason Gallagher feels his boys team is ready for the long haul this season.

Top performers Darius Wise and Jesse Council return for the Bobcats as sprinters, anchors to a team that won the WPIAL Class AA team crown a year ago.

"They're working hard," Gallagher said. "They know what's at stake and what it'll take to get back there."


Track: Beaver's Neeley on track to return after ACL injury

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Beaver senior sprinter Ruthe Neeley tore her ACL during basketball season, putting a damper on her last year on the track, but Neeley has recovered quickly and looks to defend her lane in the 400 meter dash and 4x400 relay, according to head coach Jason Gallagher.

"She's working each and every day harder than most athletes would because she's the reigning WPIAL champion in the 400 meter dash and she's also part of the 4x400 meter relay team that won three years in a row now," Gallagher said.


Softball: WPIAL Class AA champs to try their hand in Class AAA

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Technically speaking Beaver will not be able to defend its WPIAL Class AA title from last season. The Bobcats move up to Class AAA for the first time in program history. But everyone in the classification is well aware that the champs are joining them. Beaver is ranked No. 2 in the Post-Gazette preseason Class AAA rankings.

"We haven't earned anything yet," coach Butch Rousseau is quick to remind people.

While his team would like the chance to defend their WPIAL Class AA title from last season, Rousseau is well aware that as far as timing is concerned, this season is an opportune one to step up in class.

Beaver was undefeated against the WPIAL last season, losing only in the PIAA quarterfinals to Phillipsburg-Osceola. It finished 17-1, capturing a Section 5-AA title and WPIAL title.


Hockey: Indians’ rally ends Beaver’s season

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After finishing third in Class B, Beaver had an opportunity to play for a championship. All the Bobcats needed was to come up with a win against Indiana in the semifinals.


Things started off well. They opened up with a 2-0 lead in the first period and had the game well in hand. But the Little Indians scored the next four and dealt Beaver out of the tournament with a 4-2 loss.


Beaver has a solid core group coming back for next season and this year was an improvement over last. The Bobcats, though, have continued their year-to-year improvement and appear headed in the right direction.


Hockey: West Feature Athlete – Beaver sophomore Antoni Chirgott

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Name: Antoni Chirgott

School: Beaver

Grade: 10

Sport: Hockey


Background: Chirgott was selected to play in the PIHL Division 2 all-star game. He is one of the top young players in the classification and could help Beaver as it continues its move up in the developmental league. He scpred a goal to give the Bobcats a 2-0 lead in a 4-2 loss to Indiana in the Division 2 semifinals. Chirgott finished second in Division 2 postseason scoring with three goals in two games.