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Girls Basketball: Keystone Oaks eyes solid seed in 4A playoffs

Written by Joe Koch on .

When it comes to putting together a solid basketball season, it's hard to argue with the effort displayed by Keystone Oaks.

Winners in all but two of their games, the Eagles finished section play at 14-0 with a 51-34 victory over visiting South Park in this past Thursday's section finale.

Keystone Oaks was outscoring all opponents by a margin of 55.4 to 39 points per game. Against section rivals, the margin was even better at 57 points offensively and 36.8 defensively.

Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic finished with a 12-0 record while winning Class 4A Section 1. Blackhawk was 11-1 in Class 4A Section 2.

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Girls Basketball: New coach taking Keystone Oaks into uncharted waters

Written by Drew Karpen on .

Drew Karpen profiles the Keystone Oaks girls basketball team.

"Change is hard, but if done at the right time, can be rewarding.

Two years ago, the Keystone Oaks girls basketball team finished the season 4-18 and elected to make a change. The Golden Eagles hired Ron Muszynski as coach and now are on the verge of their first section title in school history. Muszynski is a former assistant at Keystone Oaks, as well as Seton-LaSalle and Baldwin.

"It would mean more for me to see the girls win the section," Muszynski said. "It wouldn't be a personal thing. That has been our goal since the beginning of the year and we are on the right track. Our team motto is "Us". We want to hang a banner and be proud of it."

The Golden Eagles inched closer to that goal Monday with a convincing 78-12 win against Yough."

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Wrestling: All-Time Teams - Keystone Oaks

Written by Ken Wunderley on .

Southwestern Pennsylvania has been a hotbed for high school wrestling since the WPIAL held its first tournament in 1936. The Sports Town website will honor the WPIAL's best wrestlers of all-time during the 2016-17 season. Wrestling Historian Ken "Stats" Wunderley, with the help of former Mt. Lebanon coach Bill Lewis, will pick an All-Time Team for 72 high schools from the WPIAL.

The All-Time Teams will feature the best wrestlers from those schools. We will feature 6-7 high schools each Wednesday on Sports Town for 11 weeks during the season. The All-Time lists reflect high school accomplishments only. College and international accomplishments were not considered.

The featured schools for Week 8 are: Avella, Keystone Oaks, McGuffey, Shady Side Academy, North Hills, and West Mifflin.

Five Dormont wrestlers qualified for the PIAA Tournment. Robert Schell is Dormont's only PIAA champion. Below is Dormont's top five wrestlers in alphabetical order.

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Alumni Update - Maryssa Agurs (Point Park)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

LIMA, Ohio -- Point Park University women's basketball amazingly had an answer every time it was dealt a setback during its 11-game win streak. Season-ending injury to a starter and leading scorer, another injured starter, then another. The win streak carried on.

Things caught up to the Pioneers on Wednesday, albeit with another road bump -- yet another starter missing, this time due to final exams. The result was an 80-74 loss at Northwestern Ohio in a non-conference game.

Point Park (13-2, 3-0 RSC) had its 11-game win streak stopped with the loss, although it nearly pulled off the improbable win with the depleted roster. The Pioneers had only six players available who had seen any significant playing time this year, and 11 dressed overall.

Junior guard Maryssa Agurs, a Keystone Oaks graduate, stepped up with 26 points and 10 rebounds to register career-highs.

 

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Photo Journal: Girls Basketball - Keystone Oaks 54, Avonworth 42 (Dec. 15)

Written by Marilyn Schwilm on .

Keystone Oaks hosted Avonworth in a WPIAL Non-Section girls basketball game, Thursday, December 15.  Keystone Oaks got to put one in the win column defeating Avonworth 54-42.

click here to see video highlights of the game

Photos by Marilyn C. Schwilm, Tri-State Sports & News Service

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