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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. 

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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.

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Keystone Oaks 2014 Football Preview

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After an excellent tenure at Seton-LaSalle, Greg Perry heads across the street to begin his first season as coach at Keystone Oaks.

Perry, a Keystone Oaks graduate, went 73-24 in nine years at Seton-LaSalle, leading the Rebels to the playoffs eight times and reaching the WPIAL Class AA quarterfinals the past four seasons. Perry is Keystone Oaks' third coach in four years. The Golden Eagles went 2-7 a season ago.

"It's a new culture we're trying to create," Perry said. "We knew going into the process that it would take some time. We just have to stay on the right path."

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Football: Perry returns 'home' to lead Keystone Oaks

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Ryan Riordan profiles new Keystone Oaks football coach Greg Perry.

"Greg Perry may have changed jobs, but he'll still be in familiar territory.

Perry resigned as the Seton-LaSalle head football coach in December after 20 years at the school — the last nine as the head coach — and took the head coaching job literally right across the street at Keystone Oaks in early January.

It is a homecoming for Perry, who played football for the Golden Eagles in the 1970s, graduating from the school in 1979.

"I'm really excited to come back home," said Perry, a Green Tree resident. "I've spend the past 20 years right across the street and I've always stayed knowledgeable on how [Keystone Oaks] was doing."