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Baseball: WPEBL helping Penn-Trafford's Spiegel come into his own at catcher

Written by Sarah Spencer on .

Sarah Spencer profiles Penn-Trafford baseball player Josh Spiegel.

"Unfortunately for Mark Saghy, he has to coach against Josh Spiegel in the Western Pennsylvania Elite Baseball League.

At least, that's how Saghy, former Mt. Lebanon baseball coach, puts it.

"He's the best catcher I've seen at the high school level in this area since Neil Walker," Saghy said.

Saghy coaches the Steel City Wildcats, competing against Spiegel's Spikes 1 team, in the WPEBL. The summer league brings together some of the top talent in the area, including many Division I-bound WPIAL players, to prepare them for play at the next level."

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Girls Soccer: Penn-Trafford's Dugan chooses Valparaiso

Written by Brad Everett on .

Another Penn-Trafford girls soccer player is headed to play at a Division I school.

Junior midfielder Kiley Dugan recently announced on Twitter that she will play collegiately at Valparaiso.

"Excited to announce my commitment to Valparaiso University for the fall of 2019! #GoCrusaders" -- kileydugan17

Dugan joins Mackenzie Aunkst (West Virginia), Hannah Nguyen (Duquesne) and Lauren Stovar (Army) as Penn-Trafford players who have verbally committed to Division I schools. Aunkst, Nguyen and Stovar are all seniors.

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Softball: Penn-Trafford’s Nedley commits to Penn

Written by Brad Everett on .

At 5-foot-3, Emma Nedley is on the smaller side for a high school sports standout.

But that didn't stop her from some attracting interest from some excellent colleges.

In fact, the Penn-Trafford softball star verbally committed to one last week.

Nedley, a rising senior, announced on Twitter that she committed to the University of Pennsylvania.

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Football: Penn-Trafford lineman commits to Akron

Written by Brad Everett on .

Being named all-conference as both a sophomore and junior in one of the WPIAL's largest classifications is sure to catch the eye of college coaches.

That was exactly the case with Penn-Trafford's Logan Hawkins, who picked up a good number of scholarship offers before his senior season even began.

Thursday, Hawkins decided he knew which college he would attend next fall.

Hawkins, a 6-foot-2, 275-pound two-way lineman, announced on Twitter that he will be continuing his football career at Akron.