Cross Country: Beaver girls capture tri-meet victory

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Beaver's Rachel O'Neil took first place in a tri-meet against Ellwood City and Beaver Falls. The senior broke the tape at the Ewing Park course in 20 minutes, 59 seconds.

Goldie Bookamer of Ellwood City finished in second place with at time of 21:37.

Beaver took the next seven places with Rachel Quillin, Kelsey Jenkins, Katia Kaffenes, Sarah Johnson, Grace Dubois, Emma Urben and Mary Grabowski.

O'Neil earned her season best at the Red, White, and Blue Classic with a time of 20:24.30.



Boys Soccer: Beaver rises to the top despite injuries

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Marky Billson profiles the Beaver boys soccer team.

"At the start of the week, Beaver Area had established itself as the boys soccer team to beat in Section 4-AA with an 8-1 record, including an 8-0 mark in the section for a two-game lead over Ambridge.

Additionally, the Bobcats had shut out their previous six opponents before Tuesday's 6-1 loss at Central Valley and had won both of their games against the Bridgers despite numerous injuries at the start of the season.

"We've sort of evolved over time. Five years ago we had Josh Turnley [now a senior on the Georgetown University soccer team] and I learned a lot back then, our section and what it takes to win. I'm in my seventh year and we've set the bar high. We expect to win the section every year and make a run in the playoffs," said coach Scott Hazuda. "We keep practices fast-paced and competitive and it produces good results.""



Girls Tennis: Beaver looking to pull off WPIAL sweep

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It doesn’t happen every year, but Beaver has an opportunity to pull off a sweep in the WPIAL Class AA singles and doubles tournaments.


On the heels of junior Anne Taylor winning her first WPIAL singles title, junior Moriah Bridges and freshman Devyn Campbell knocked off Quaker Valley senior Emily Kraus and one half of the defending doubles champion team, sophomore Zoe Bojalad, 6-1, 1-6, 6-4, to win the Section 2 doubles title.


Bridges lost a 10-7 pro-set match to top seed and eventual runner-up Hannah Phillips of Carlynton in the second round of the WPIAL singles finals. As a freshman in 2013, Bridges teamed with Mattie Taylor to finish second in the WPIAL in doubles and qualify for states.


Football: West Feature Athlete - Beaver's Darius Wise (2015)

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Name: Darius Wise
School: Beaver
Grade: 11
Sport: Football
Position: Quarterback

Background: Wise rushed for 269 yards and scored three touchdowns to lead Beaver to a 28-14 win against visiting New Brighton last Saturday. Wise scored on runs of 35, 43 and 53 yards for the Bobcats, who improved to 3-1 overall and 2-1 in the Class AA Midwestern Conference. Wise is one of the top juniors in the WPIAL. As a sophomore, Wise played primarily at running back, but switched to quarterback this season. He's rushed for 680 yards and nine touchdowns, and has completed 29 of 58 passes for 298 yards. Wise already has a scholarship from BYU, and other Division I schools are showing interest.


Cross Country: Beaver takes part in PIAA Foundation Invitational

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Beaver Area in the 9th PIAA Foundation XC Invitational.

The Bobcats had three boys finish in the top 30.

Sean Render was the first Beaver runner to cross the line in 22nd place with a time of 17:24. Riley Lamison was only three places behind him in 25th with a time of 17:41.

Jake Pittner finished in 27th place, only three seconds behind Lamison.