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Golf: Central Valley steamrolls WPIAL Class AAA girls field

Written by Joe Koch on .

Central Valley girls golf coach Larry Milosh had little doubt that his Warriors would perform well on the Class AAA level.

Milosh's beliefs were confirmed as his team won all of its section matches and earned its first Class WPIAL AAA girls golf team championship with a total of 316 this past Thursday at the finals held on Cedarbrook Golf Club's Red Course.

Three Warriors shot rounds below 80 with junior standout Maddy McDanel leading the way with a 75, a score that led the field. Sophomore Alex Bozich and senior Amanda Scala were next with rounds of 78 and 79, respectively. Sophomore Krista Sudar and junior Megan Santia shot 84 and 97, respectively.

The victories came on the heels of the three WPAL Division II/Class AA team championships the Warriors won in previous seasons.

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Girls Golf: Central Valley upholds tradition

Written by Keith Barnes on .

Keith Barnes profiles the Central Valley girls golf team.

"In theory things were supposed to be different for the Central Valley girls golf team this season.

After all, the Warriors were moving up in classification and it had to be much more difficult to dominate as a team against some of the best programs in the WPIAL.

In reality, it hasn't been quite as simple to win as it was in 2013 when Central Valley took the top three spots in the WPIAL Class AA individual finals and cruised to an 82-stroke victory in the team finals on the way to a second consecutive state championship.

No, this time Central Valley could only put its four starters into the Class AAA individual championships and earn three spots in the PIAA West Regional qualifier Tuesday at Tom's Run."

 

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Football: West Feature Athlete - Chris Callaghan, Central Valley

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Name: Chris Callaghan
High School: Central Valley
Grade: 11
Sport: Football
Position: Quarterback

Background: Chris Callaghan started the season as the backup quarterback for Central Valley but, as seems to happen regularly for the Warriors, the backup quarterback ends up seeing more playing time than the guys who started the season as a result of an injury. John George was the player who replaced the starter last year and, this year, he's the player who was replaced. Callaghan has been extremely effective since stepping in against Penn Hills (week 3). He has now passed for 951 yards, 11 TDs, and just one interception in 73 passes.

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Cross Country: Central Valley boys, girls perform well at Central Catholic

Written by Brittany Goncar on .

The Central Valley girls took fifth place at the Central Catholic Invitational Saturday.

Maiah Yankello took fourth place in 19 minutes, 59.9 seconds. Central Valley's second runner to cross the line was Alex Brown in 20th place. Jackie Beery rounded out the Central Valley runners in the top 30 in 26th place.

The boys team finished in seventh place.

Chris Moorman crossed the line in 22nd place with a time of 18 minutes, 51.8 seconds. Jordan Mann, Steven Dudo, Lucas Thompson, Levi Johnson and Jamison May also finished in the top 40.

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Girls Golf: Three Central Valley golfers qualify for regional event

Written by Joe Koch on .

Moving from Class AA to Class AAA gave the Central Valley girls golf team many more challenges during the 2014 season. In fact, had the Warriors competed in the smaller classification at the WPIAL Girls Individual Golf Championships, they would have scored a 1-2-3 finish.

As it was, though, the triumvirate of senior Amanda Scala, junior Maddy McDanel and sophomore Alex Bozich still played well enough to earn a trip to the PIAA Western Regional on Oct. 14 at Tom's Run Golf Course in Blairsville by placing second, sixth and seventh, respectively, at the WPIAL Class AAA Girls Individual Golf Championships at Willowbrook Golf Club.

Scala tied with Gateway's Johnna Beehner and Penn-Trafford's Amanda Conner with matching 4-over-par rounds of 76.They finished eight strokes behind two-time WPIAL Class AAA champion Lauren Waller of Canon-McMillan.