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Alumni Update - Ryan Sciullo (Washington & Jefferson)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

AUBURNDALE, Fla. -- The Washington & Jefferson baseball team pounded out a program-record 25 hits and scoredSciullo WJ 10 of its 16 runs in the final two innings to defeat Union (N.Y.) 16-7 on Thursday afternoon, March 23.

The win moves the Presidents to 7-2 overall on the season while the Dutchmen fall to 2-4 overall.

Ryan Sciullo, a Kiski Area graduate, finished the day 5-for-6 at the plate with a double, three RBI and three runs scored as he became the first President to record five hits in a game since Gannon Rooney accomplished the feat in the clinching game of the 2015 Presidents' Athletic Conference Championship. 

 

(photo courtesy of Washington & Jefferson College)

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Hockey: Playoff-bound Kiski Area plays the waiting game

Written by Keith Barnes on .

Over the last few weeks, Kiski Area has been slowly sliding down the Class 1A East Division standings.

That's what happens when you have an ill-timed 1-3-1 skid heading into the postseason.

Now with their regular season over, the Cavaliers (11-6-1) must sit, wait and watch to see where they will end up in the division and which team they will face in the first round.

What will be the determining factor in placement will be Tuesday's game between undefeated Franklin Regional (17-0-0) and Bishop McCort (11-5-0) at 8:50 p.m. at Center Ice In Delmont. The Crimson Crushers have won their last seven and, with two games remaining, could pass Kiski Area -- and possibly second place Indiana – to drop the Cavaliers into fourth place. If that happens, they could play one of many teams in the West as there are five teams within two points of first place.

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Girls Basketball: Kiski Area makes big strides

Written by Brad Everett on .

Kiski Area didn't qualify for the WPIAL playoffs.

In fact, the Cavaliers didn't win a section game and finished 5-16.

But a dive deeper into the numbers shows that they were one of the most improved teams in the WPIAL, an impressive feat considering the Cavaliers started three freshmen.

Sure, its record wasn't flashy, but Kiski Area made big strides this season. Remember, this is a team that won just two games total the previous three seasons, going 2-59 during that time. The four wins is a big improvement in itself, and the Cavaliers were much more competitive than in years past.

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Swimming: East Feature Athlete - Kiski Area’s Naomee Miller

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

Name: Naomee Miller
School: Kiski Area
Grade: 9
Sport: Swimming

Background: Making her Westmoreland County Coaches Association debut, Kiski Area freshman Naomee Miller stole the show, winning two individual events and swimming a leg in a winning relay, too. Miller looked right at home in a field full of veterans. She entered the 100 breaststroke with the fastest seed time of 1:07.53 and improved on it to clock in at 1:06.15 and win the event. She was the second seed in the 200 individual medley and shaved over seven seconds off her seed time to finish with a 2:08.69 and win the event by nearly four seconds. Miller also led off the Kiski 200 freestyle relay that took fourth place and she swam the second leg in the 200 medley relay that took first place overall.

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Hockey: East Feature Athlete - Kiski Area's Alexander Ferraro

Written by Keith Barnes on .

Name: Alexander Ferraro
School: Kiski Area
Grade: 12
Sport: Hockey
Position: Goaltender

Background: Ferraro was selected to participate in the PIHL Class 1A all-star team this season and is tied for second in Class 1A in wins (10) with Chartiers Valley's Brandon Edwards. He is one of the top goaltenders in the classification, he has a 2.60 goals-against average and a .906 save percentage. Ferraro has improved immensely over last season when he was 8-14-0 with a 4.77 GAA and a .878 save percentage.