Softball: West Feature Athlete - Tayven Rousseau, Beaver

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

Name: Tayven Rousseau
High School: Beaver
Grade: 10
Sport: Softball
Position: Catcher

Background: The Beaver infield has grown up playing together. Five juniors have been together on the varsity level for three seasons now. Pitcher Casey Farkasovsky, first baseman Ashleky Kondracki, second baseman Jayda Justice, shortstop Haley Champ and third baseman Jen Kondracki came up together. They were joined last year by a freshman catcher, Tayven Rousseau, the granddaughter of coach Butch Rousseau. Tayven has joined the juniors and been extremely valuable.


Track: Beaver vaulter sets the bar high

Written by Joe Koch on .

Joe Koch profiles Beaver pole vaulter Kyle Grimm.

"Because of its unique qualities, the pole vault is one of the most intriguing events in high school track and field's order of events.

Each year, plenty of student-athletes test their abilities to sprint down a runway carrying a long pole they will plant into a short pit, leave the ground for a few moments and attempt to maneuver their bodies over a thin barrier suspended between two uprights.

Many attempt this activity. There aren't may, though, who have achieved the performances recorded by Beaver Area High School junior Kyle Grimm, who has cleared 12 feet, 6 inches on several occasions this season.

"He's done that several times," said Jason Gallagher, who is in his third season as the Bobcats coach. "He came close to clearing 13 feet at the Beaver County Invitational on April 18 at Riverside.""



Track: Beaver sweeps WPIAL team championships

Written by Justin Criado on .

The Beaver track team celebrated twice Monday at the WPIAL Class AA team championships as both the boys and girls teams won titles at Baldwin.

The girls team edged Southmoreland and Freeport, while the boys defended their crown by finishing ahead of Washington and Freeport.

The Riversides boys, a fellow West competitor, finished fourth.


Boys Tennis: West Feature Athlete -- Beaver’s Devin Dikec

Written by Keith Barnes on .

Name: Devin Dikec

School: Beaver

Grade: 11

Sport: Tennis


Background: Is the No. 2 singles player for the Bobcats and qualified for both the WPIAL Class AA singles and doubles championships. Will be relied upon heavily by Beaver when the team travels to Valley today to play in the opening round of the WPIAL Class AA team championships against a No. 7 Vikings team that qualified for the state tournament last season.


Boys Tennis: Beaver could be primed for WPIAL run

Written by Keith Barnes on .


Now that the WPIAL singles and doubles tournaments are finished, Beaver could be ready for a move into the WPIAL Class AA team tournament.


Not only do the Bobcats have two of the top singles players in the section in Jonathan Tetrick and Devin Dikec, a team that paired up and won the Section 2 doubles title, they have a solid supporting cast all the way through the second doubles team.


Perhaps the most difficult task will be getting past a couple of other teams in the section as Quaker Valley and Blackhawk have set the standard so far this season, but if they are separated – and can avoid a date with Sewickley Academy – anything is possible.