Girls Tennis: Sisters take on states, make it to final round

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Beaver's Mattie and Anne Taylor were happy just to play doubles together this year, let alone qualify for the PIAA Class AA doubles tournament. 

"We had nothing to prove and nothing to lose," Anne, a sophomore, said. "We just wanted to go out and play our game and have fun sharing this experience as Team Taylor."

The sister act made it to the championship round of last weekend's state tournament at the Hershey Racquet Club before falling to Lauren Petrella and Cait Schultz of Mercyhurst Prep, 6-2, 6-0. 


Girls Tennis: Beaver sisters state runners-up in doubles

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Justin Criado profiles Beaver tennis standouts Mattie and Anne Taylor.

"For the Taylor sisters, Mattie and Anne, reaching the PIAA Class AA doubles tournament was a lifetime in the making.

The Beaver duo never played together on the varsity level before this year, but that didn't stop them from making it all the way to the state championship match in last weekend's PIAA tournament at the Hershey Racquet Club, claiming silver medals in the process. As siblings, though, the two have been playing together since they were both able to pick up a tennis racket.

"Luckily being sisters we are able to connect well with each other," Mattie said. "We were able to communicate very well on the court, pumping each other up and calming ourselves down if we got upset."

Mattie, a senior, qualified for the state doubles tournament last year with teammate Moriah Bridges, but before the beginning of this year she asked to play with her sister during her final high school season."



Girls Tennis: Beaver sisters ready for first run at states doubles

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Sisters Mattie and Anne Taylor just teamed up as doubles partners this year, and showed that chemistry is innate. 

The Taylors will face District 12 champs Zora Charles and Mona Zhang of Masterman during Friday's first round at the Hershey Racquet Club at 12 p.m. The pairings were announced Tuesday. 

The sisters were WPIAL runner-ups to another set of sisters in Quaker Valley's Farrah and Zoe Bojalad


Girls Tennis: Beaver misses out on team spot

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Beaver's 3-2 loss to Greensburg Central Catholic in last week's WPIAL Class AA team tournament consolation match left the Bobcats on the outside looking in when it comes to the PIAA tournament.

The top three WPIAL finishers qualified for the state championships.

Beaver did improve on last year's finish when they lost to Ellis School in the quarterfinals.  


Hockey: Key returnees raise expectations for Beaver

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Beaver Area had a breakout season in the Open Division in 2013-14 as the Bobcats improved five wins and won an opening round playoff game against Peters Township.

This season’s version, though, could be even better.

Beaver Area has quite a bit of its top personnel back, including its two leading scorers, forwards Antoni Chirgott and Ryan Hartman. The Bobcats also boast a solid goaltender in Robbie Halvin, who is 1-1-0 with a 2.43 goals-against average and a .922 save percentage.