Hockey: Golden Eagles struggling in Class A

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An Open Cup playoff team in 2012-13 after going 13-6, Keystone Oaks dropped back to 5-14 last season.

This season, after moving to Class A when the Open Division was disbanded, the Golden Eagles are finding it even tougher to win.

The Golden Eagles enter the holiday break with a 1-9-1 mark, the team’s three points tied for last in the Tier 2 Western Conference with Wheeling Park.


Alumni Update: Rocco Contristano (Pitt-Greensburg)

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BUFFALO, NY:  After trailing at halftime, the Pitt-Greensburg men's basketball team rallied in the second half to blowContristano PGU past D'Youville College, 87-77.

The Bobcats were eager to get back on the court after a rough 0-4 start in early non-conference play.  


UPG's first win of the season was a big one, as it came in their conference opener, giving them a 1-0 record in AMCC play.  


DYC falls to 1-6 on the season and is now 0-2 in the AMCC.

The Bobcats were led by junior Rocco Contristano, a Keystone Oaks graduate, who had a team high 19 points.


(photo courtesy of Pitt-Greensburg University)


Hockey: Golden Eagles on 6-game slide

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Keystone Oaks started the season with a 7-4 victory against Greensburg Salem. Since then, however, it’s been tough sledding for the Golden Eagles.

Keystone Oaks has lost six consecutive games, getting outscored 42-8 in the process, and is in third place in the Class A Tier 2 Western Conference.

Eugene Barilla (four goals, three assists) and Matthew Brestensky (two goals, five assists) lead the team in scoring.

Jonathan Mead has stopped 284 of the 321 shots he’s faced in goal. 


Football: Perry gets first win at Keystone Oaks

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After a couple of near misses, Keystone Oaks finally got new coach Greg Perry his first win.

Kobe Phillippi threw for 188 yards and a touchdown, and added a rushing touchdown to lead Keystone Oaks (1-4) to a 35-20 win against South Allegheny (1-4) last Friday.

Perry, who went 73-24 in nine seasons at neighboring Seton-LaSalle, hopes to see his team rebound from an unfortunate start. Keystone Oaks surrendered a touchdown in the final seconds of a 25-19 loss to Quaker Valley in the season opener. Two weeks later, the Golden Eagles let a 14-0 lead slip away in a 26-21 loss to East Allegheny. A week after that, the Golden Eagles trailed South Park by two points in the fourth quarter, but went on to lose, 35-19.

Phillippi (1,013 yards) is one of only handful of WPIAL quarterbacks to have passed for more than 1,000 yards.