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Keystone Oaks 2015 Football Preview

Written by Brad Everett on .

When Keystone Oaks coach Greg Perry thinks about the upcoming season, some of the first things that come to mind are his 12 seniors.

"Our seniors have never played in the playoffs," Perry said. "One of our goals is to try to get them there to see what it's like. I think it's a big thing in Western Pennsylvania. We want them to experience it."

The Golden Eagles are aiming for their first playoff berth since 2010. Perry, who had a highly successful run at Seton-LaSalle, took over as coach last season and guided the team to a 3-6 record. The Golden Eagles lost only six seniors, but that included their top passer and rusher.

"We're trying to build off of last season," Perry said. "I think we have made some nice progress."

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Alumni Update - Erica Bosh (Pitt-Greensburg)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

GREENSBURG, Pa. -  With the volleyball season just weeks away, the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference has named Erica BoshBosh PGU and Paige Misawic as Players to Watch in 2015.

Bosh, a Keystone Oaks graduate, ranked sixth in the AMCC with 4.03 digs per set as a freshman Libero.  

Bosh also add 21 service aces during the 2014 season.

 

(photo courtesy of University of Pitt-Greensburg)

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Track: Keystone Oaks relay team qualifies for PIAAs

Written by Justin Criado on .

The Keystone Oaks 3,200-meter relay team of Jessie Porter, Lauren Ragan, Kara Hoffman and Jenny Murtha just missed out on a trip to the PIAA championships last year, but that only served as motivation this time around as the Golden Eagles placed fourth in the event at the WPIAL Class AA championships May 14 at Baldwin with a time of 10:04.93.

The state berth marks the first time a Keystone Oaks relay team, boys or girls, will participate in the PIAA championships in more than a decade.

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Baseball: South Feature Athlete - Keystone Oaks' Nick Riggle

Written by Brad Everett on .

Name: Nick Riggle
School: Keystone Oaks
Grade: 11
Sport: Baseball
Position: Pitcher

Background: Riggle used an excellent performance to outduel Steel Valley star Brandon Donovan and help Keystone Oaks remain unbeaten in Class AA Section 4 after edging the host Ironmen, 3-1, Saturday. Riggle pitched a complete game, giving up five hits and four walks to go along with five strikeouts. It marked the second time this season Riggle picked up the win against Steel Valley, the defending WPIAL Class AA champion. Keystone Oaks is 9-1 overall and 7-0 in the section.

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Baseball: Keystone Oaks the surprising frontrunner in Section 4-AA

Written by Brad Everett on .

The two teams who met for last year's WPIAL Class AA championship opened the season as the top two contenders for the Section 4 title, but it's another team that has surged to the section lead.

Keystone Oaks, a Class AAA playoff qualifier last season before moving to Class AA, has assumed the section lead by getting off to a 4-0 start. The Golden Eagles – ranked No. 3 in class AA – are 6-1 overall, their lone loss coming to Piedmont, N.C. in the season opener.

Two of the Golden Eagles section wins have come against defending WPIAL champion Steel Valley and last year's runner-up, Seton-LaSalle. The Golden Eagles edged the Ironmen, 2-1, Apr. 1, before hammering Seton-LaSalle, 12-0, in five innings last Friday. Nick Riggle was the star of that most recent triumph, tossing a two-hitter and driving in a pair of runs.

Keystone Oaks is the only unbeaten team in the section. South Allegheny and Seton-LaSalle are 3-2, while Steel Valley and East Allegheny are 1-2. Carlynton is 0-4. The Golden Eagles defeated South Allegheny, 6-1, last Wednesday.