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Hockey: Bobcats’ Hartman on a roll

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Ryan Hartman scored one goal in each of Beaver’s first two games this season, both losses.

Hartman stepped up his scoring even more in the past two games, as has the rest of his team.

Hartman has scored five goals in the past two contests, including a hat trick in Beaver’s last game, as the Bobcats have notched back-to-back 9-0 victories against Central Valley and Trinity.

Hartman’s seven goals place him in a tie for fifth place in the Open Classification prior to Wednesday night’s action. Beaver will return to the ice tonight with a game at Beaver County Ice Arena against Blackhawk.

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Hockey: Beaver throttles Central Valley

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After opening the season with two straight losses, Beaver got in the win column Monday with a 9-0 rout of Central Valley.

Andrew Begley, Luke Cahill and Ryan Hartman each had two goals for the Bobcats. Begley also had three assists.

For the season, Begley leads the Bobcats with eight points (three goals, five assists). Hartman has a team-high four goals.

James Scisson got the victory against Central Valley and is 1-1 with a 3.92 goals-against average this season. He has stopped 24 of 30 shots.

 

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Girls Tennis: Beaver pair to face District 4 champion

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Beaver freshman Moriah Bridges and junior Mattie Taylor will both make their first state tournament appearance Friday in the PIAA Class AA doubles tournament at Hershey Racquet Club.

The Bobcats pair will open the tournament against District 4 champions Kim Levy and Sarah Malone of Loyalstock at 10:30 a.m. Friday. Levy played with Anna Newcomer last season and lost in the first round to Sewickley’s Jappman Monga and Amy Cheng in straight sets.

Brigdes and Taylor also lost in straight sets to Cheng and Monga in the WPIAL Class AA final in September.

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Girls Volleyball: Beaver back again for a run in the playoffs

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Tri-State Sports & News Service writer Ken Wunderley profiles the Beaver girls volleyball team. Read his story below.

2013 1024 Beaver GVolleyball(Photo: Beaver Area High School's Allie Schmid sets up a teammate for a shot during action in the 2013 Midwestern Athletic Conference Big Schools Volleyball Tournament at Moon Area High School. Ken Wunderley/Tri-State Sports & News Service)

It's 16 and counting for the Beaver Area High School girls volleyball program.

The Bobcats will make their 16th consecutive WPIAL Class AA playoff appearance in Thursday's first round.

Beaver coach Charlene Horwatt has played a huge part in the Bobcats' successful run.

A teacher at the district's middle school for 19 years, she has coached the team at that level since she started teaching there and has also coached Beaver's varsity team for 15 seasons.

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Young Bobcats’ season comes to end

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With four freshmen in the starting lineup, it was supposed to be a bit of a rebuilding season for Beaver.

But the Bobcats rolled through Class AA Section 2 and earned the No. 4 seed in the WPIAL Class AA playoffs.

After winning their first match against Fort Cherry, 3-2, the Bobcats lost a heartbreaker to Ellis School, 3-2, losing the No. 2 doubles match in a third-set tiebreaker.

“It was an unusual situation for us, since we had such a young team,” said Beaver coach Riley Baker. “… For a lot of teams, you would think we’d be a year or so away from competing, but we got great contributions from our freshmen.”

Moriah Bridges led the way in her first year in high school. She played No. 1 singles for Beaver, qualifying for the WPIAL tournament in singles and doubles after winning the section tournaments in both. She teamed with junior Mattie Taylor in doubles.

Beaver will only lose one player, doubles player Marissa Mamone, to graduation, so the Bobcats should be one of the Class AA favorites in the district next season.