Alumni Update - Marissa Sudar (Washington & Jefferson)

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HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. - The Washington & Jefferson women's golf team wrapped up competition at theSudar WJ program's first-ever NCAA Division III Women's Golf Championships at the El Campeón Golf Course.


The Presidents placed 17th of 21 teams at the event, posting a +282 1,434 team score at the four-round event. Williams won the team title by posting a 72-hole score of +112 1,264. McKenzie Ralston of Mary Hardin-Baylor won the individual title at +13 301.


Marissa Sudar, a Central Valley graduate, was the top finisher for W&J totaling 350 strokes to finish 62 strokes above par and in a tie for 65th place.

Her scores by round were 87-93-89-81. 


(photo courtesy of Washington & Jefferson College)


Softball: Central Valley springs upset over top-ranked Beaver

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In the span of two games in early April, Central Valley was outscored by Blackhawk and Beaver by a combined 31-1. Less than one month later, things have certainly changed. Since the back-to-back road setbacks to section rivals, Central Valley has gone 6-1 including a five-game winning streak immediately following the blowout losses. The highlight of the hot stretch was a 4-3 win over top-ranked Beaver. After losing to the Bobcats in four innings three weeks earlier, the Warriors took Beaver to extra innings and won 4-3 in the ninth inning on a Leigha Knox RBI single. Jordan Uhing, who won her first five decisions this season, earned the win for Central Valley. Central Valley's upset win has created a tightly-bunched pack in the section. Beaver (6-2, 5-2) and Blackhawk (5-3, 5-2) are tied for the section lead just ahead of Central Valley (7-3, 4-3), Ambridge (4-6, 3-3), New Castle (2-6, 2-5) and Hopewell (3-6, 2-6). Central Valley travels to Ambridge on Monday and New Castle on Tuesday before playing its section finale Thursday at home versus Hopewell.


Baseball: 'Seniority system' has Central Valley poised to make a run

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Drew Karpen profiles the Central Valley baseball team.

"There is something about a senior athlete in high school or college that makes them more goal-oriented.

They want to prove something in their final year. The find that extra juice that propels his or her team to the next level.

That is the point at which the Central Valley baseball program finds itself this season. With a first year coach in Ray Antonelli, the Warriors are composed of a senior-laden team looking to make noise in Section 1-AAA.

"We have an older team," Antonelli said. "I am starting pretty much eight seniors and we have 11 on the team. We expected to get off to a pretty good start and so far we have.""



Baseball: Central Valley looking for baseball success

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In its last two years, Central Valley has won WPIAL titles in football and basketball, but not qualified for the playoffs in baseball. This year's senior-led squad is looking to change that trend.

So far, the Warriors are off to a good start, winning their first five games, including two in tough Section 1-AAA. Central Valley got off to a fast start on a trip to Florida, winning three games at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, winning three games by a combined score of 24-2.

After the return north, Central Valley defeated Ellwood City in its Pennsylvania opener as senior Rocco Martini recorded the win, striking out seven and walking none in six innings. Senior Chris Sepos and Chase Miladin also had two hits in the win. The Warriors also feature senior John George, one of the top football-basketball athletes in the area and Chris Anastas, who will be playing baseball in college.


Hockey: West Feature Athlete – Central Valley’s Cameron Drake

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Name: Cameron Drake

School: Central Valley

Grade: 10

Sport: Hockey


Background: Drake is sixth in Class C in scoring with 18 goals and 34 points in 17 games. Drake has been a one-man show for Central Valley as he has had a hand in 34 of the team’s 52 goals on the season, an impressive 65.4 percent. Is currently on a four-game point streak. He is the only player on the team to have had as many as four points in a game more than twice this season; he’s done it four times. Drake has three hat tricks, including a four-goal game against Trinity on Nov. 13.