Hockey: Kiski Area must regroup quickly

Written by Keith Barnes on .

Kiski Area pretty much needed to win out to have any hope of catching undefeated Franklin Regional atop the Class A East Division.

Now the Cavaliers might need to win out just to get a home game in the first round of the Penguins Cup playoffs.

In their last outing, they dropped a 5-3 decision to a surging Bishop McCort (9-5-0) squad that has now won its last five and moved into fourth place in the division. Kiski Area needs to regroup and must do it fast tonight against a Serra Catholic (6-6-1) team that is fighting Freeport for postseason positioning among the bottom two teams.

A win will help the Cavaliers to rebound as they will take on Indiana (10-2-0) on Monday at Center Ice in Delmont. The Little Indians rolled, 8-2, in their first meeting on Nov. 10.


Boys Basketball: Kiski Area on an upward swing

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To say that Kiski Area has been on a roller-coaster ride this season would be an understatement.

After a four-game losing streak that could have spelled disaster, the Cavaliers have ripped off three consecutive victories, including a 66-59 win over Highlands on Friday that has the team only one game out of first place in Class 5A Section 3. With a win tonight against Armstrong and a Gateway loss to Highlands, and Kiski Area would hit the season's midpoint with a share of first place.

Most surprising is that the team is doing it without a player averaging more than 15 points per game. Jon Bracy leads the team with 14.9 points a night.


Wrestling: All-Time Teams - Kiski Area

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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 60 high schools from the WPIAL.

The All-Time Teams will feature the best wrestlers from those schools. We will feature 6 high schools each Wednesday on Sports Town for 10 weeks during the season. The All-Time lists reflect high school accomplishments only. College and international accomplishments were not considered.


Boys Basketball: Kiski Area off to a promising start

Written by Keith Barnes on .

Kiski Area has not made the WPIAL playoffs since the 2013-14 season, but the Cavaliers have come out of the gate ready to make a postseason run.

Last weekend, Kiski Area defeated Ambridge and Shaler to win the Shaler tournament. With the victories, the Cavaliers opened the season 2-0 for the first time since 2009-10. Though neither Ambridge nor Shaler is ranked, it's still a feather in the program's cap, especially after a disappointing 7-13 campaign a year ago.

Kiski Area, which is playing in Class 5A this season, will get a much tougher test tonight when it hosts undefeated Class 6A Plum (2-0).