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

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

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.

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Hockey: Indians’ rally ends Beaver’s season

Written by Keith Barnes on .

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.

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Hockey: West Feature Athlete – Beaver sophomore Antoni Chirgott

Written by Keith Barnes on .

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. 

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Photo Journal: Girls Basketball PIAA Second Round Playoffs - Beaver vs. Chartiers Valley (March 11)

Written by Marilyn Schwilm on .

North Allegheny is the venue, the event is the PIAA Second Round Playoffs, Wednesday, March 11, 2015.  In the first game of the evening Beaver girls face Chartiers Valley.  Beaver was at a deficit with the loss of Lexi Posset, due to injury and Chartiers Valley was the victor, 47-29.

Photos by Marilyn C. Schwilm, Tri-State Sports & News Service

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Girls Basketball: Season comes to painful end for Posset, Beaver

Written by Joe Koch on .

In the opening 90 seconds of this past Wednesday's PIAA Class AA second-round game between Chartiers Valley and Beaver at North Allegheny High, the Bobcats' Lexi Posset kick-started the Bobcats' offense with a 3-point basket that tied the game at 3-3.

But less than a minute later with 3:35 left in the first quarter of a game Beaver would eventually lose 47-29, Beaver's fortunes took a quick downturn as Posset was fouled when driving for a layup by Colts' center Nicole Olkosky. The Rider recruit injured her left ankle when her momentum carried her into the wall behind the basket.

"When Lexi went out, I don't want to say the game was over," said Beaver coach Greg Huston. "But it put a huge dent into what we were trying to do."

Posset remained on the ground for several minutes and was assisted to the bench, holding her left leg off the ground all the way to the bench.