Girls Tennis: West Feature Athlete – Beaver Bobcats junior Moriah Bridges

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Name: Moriah Bridges

School: Beaver

Grade: 11

Sport: Tennis


Background: Teamed with freshman Devyn Campbell to finish third in the WPIAL and earn a spot in the PIAA Class AA doubles tournament. Is the No. 2 player on the Bobcats and will have a tough task in the second round of the WPIAL Class AA team tournament when he takes on Greensburg Central Catholic seniorKate Bryan.


Boys Soccer: Beaver looking for first section title since 2010

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Tonight at Gypsy Glen Stadium, Beaver Area has a chance to clinch at least a share of its first section title since 2010. While there is no such thing as a sure thing, it would seem like a motivated Bobcats squad would be a favorite. Beaver enters with a 13-2 overall record and on a five-game winning streak in which the Bobcats have outscored their opponents,36-1, in that streak. Mohawk, on the other hand, enters 0-13.

The win would guarantee Beaver the top seed from the section as the Bobcats have handed second-place Ambridge both its defeats and, as a result, would have the tiebreakers. Beaver ends its season at Blackhawk Thursday to try and avoid any use of the tiebreakers.

Blackhawk, though, will be motivated as the Cougars enter the week with just half a game lead over Central Valley for the final playoff spot. Blackhawk also has to visit Ambridge and South Side Beaver while Central Valley hosts New Brighton and visits Hopewell.


Girls Volleyball: Young Beaver Area no longer a surprise

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Ken Wunderley profiles the Beaver girls volleyball team. Read his story below.

2015 1009 Beaver GVolleyball(Photo: Beaver Area junior outside hitter Grace Oram (29) and sophomore middle hitter Alexa Mamone jump for a block last month. J.J. LaBella/Tri-State Sports & News Service)

The Beaver Area girls volleyball team continued one streak and ended another with last year's performance.

The Bobcats qualified for the WPIAL Class AA playoffs for the 17th consecutive year.

Coach Charlene Horwatt's squad also ended a 10-year streak of losing in either the preliminary round or first round.

The Bobcats surprised everybody, including Horwatt, by advancing to the WPIAL semifinals and earning a PIAA berth, despite being seeded No. 11 in the 18-team Class AA bracket.


Alumni Update - Kayla Bulat (La Roche)

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ERIE, PA – The La Roche College women's volleyball team opened AMCC Conference play falling to Penn State Behrend onBulat La Roche Saturday 3-0 (25-12, 25-19, 25-17).

Kayla Bulat and Cassie Nadzam were dominant at the net providing a combined 12 kills while committing just one error.

Bulat, a Beaver Area graduate, also finished with two serving aces.


(photo courtesy of La Roche College)


Girls Tennis: Bobcats’ pair heading to states

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Beaver had a chance to pull off a sweep in the WPIAL Class AA singles and doubles tournaments.


Only the Bobcats doubles team of junior Moriah Bridges and freshman Devyn Campbell could not win a rematch of the Section 2 doubles final.