It's a girls' soccer Monday - enjoy the photos form WPIAL championships this past Saturday:
Game took place at Highmark Stadium on November 2, 2013:
Tri-State Sports & News Service writer Nicholas Tolomeo profiles the Central Valley girls soccer team. Click here to read his story.
"It was a situation Central Valley had only been in once previously but it was a situation that the team was prepared for.
In the WPIAL semifinals on Monday night, Central Valley was trailing defending PIAA Class AA champion Moon Area, 2-1. It was only the second time all season the undefeated Warriors had to overcome a second-half deficit.
Coach Mark Perry knew exactly what to do.
Just as he did when his team trailed Hopewell, 1-0, in the second half during a regular-season match on Oct. 7, Perry moved defender Ashley Mutkus to attacking midfielder."
Tri-State Sports & News Service writer Joe Koch profiles Macky Fouse and the Central Valley girls golf team. Click here to read his story.
"On her final hole at the PIAA Class AA Girls Golf Individual Championships at York's Heritage Hills Resort, Central Valley High School standout Macky Fouse reflected on her four-year career with the Warriors girls golf team.
She didn't have to worry about an opponent sneaking up on her: runner-up Joey Walz of Seton-LaSalle was eight strokes behind, finishing with a two-day total of 160. So, she could let her mind wander, if only for a moment.
"I started thinking about the people who have been there for me," she said as she recalled the stellar week she and her teammates achieved at the state championship tournament.
Fouse, a Seton Hall recruit who plans to major in business, won the Class AA girls individual championship with an 8-over-par total of 152 for the two-day event. A day after that, she and her teammates won the Class AA team championship with 344 strokes, 41 ahead of runner-up Villa Maria of District 10."
What's the best way to follow up an individual state championship? Winning a team title with a little help from some friends.
That's what Macky Fouse and her talented teammates from Central Valley High School did this week at the PIAA Class AA team championship at York's Heritage Hills Resort.
After winning the individual state title on Tuesday with a two-day total of 152 that was 8-over-par, Fouse and her teammates took aim on winning their second consecutive team title on Wednesday. And, just like the dominating effort displayed in 2012, this group of Warriors took control of the match in its early stages and cruised to an easy victory with 344 strokes.
Fouse and sophomore teammate Maddy McDanel were co-medalists at this championship with matching 7-over-par scores of 79 on the par-72 course. Senior teammate Marissa Sudar shot an 18-over-par total of 90, while two underclass players -- freshman Alex Bozich and junior Amanda Scala recorded rounds of 96 and 104, respectively. Scala's total didn't factor into the team scoring, but playing on this course certainly will give her and the other underclass players plenty of experience heading into 2014.