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Boys Soccer: Obama remains undefeated

Written by Brad Everett on .

Allderdice is playing great soccer and remains in first place in WPIAL Class 4A Section 3.

But another city team has been playing outstanding soccer, too, and has something that Allderdice doesn't -- an undefeated record.

Obama will take a perfect record onto the field Thursday when it travels to Cupples Stadium to take on non-conference foe Carrick. Obama is 5-0-2 overall and 4-0-2 in Class 2A Section 1. Unfortunately for the Eagles, they aren't the only unbeaten team in its section. Elizabeth Forward (4-0-1) and South Park (3-0-1) are also undefeated in section play. Obama tied both teams -- South Park, 2-2, and Elizabeth Forward, 3-3.

Senior Nate Boyer had a big game for Obama on Tuesday when he scored four goals and added three assists in a 10-1 win against East Allegheny.

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Boys Tennis: Obama sophomore jolted from PIAA tournament

Written by Keith Barnes on .

Rajan Alagar had some PIAA Class AAA tennis experience under his belt before he stepped onto the court at the Hershey Racquet Club for the state singles championships last week.

As a freshman a year ago, Alagar teamed with brother Krishnan to win the City league doubles title and made it into the first round of the state finals before they lost, 6-0, 6-0, to Steve Yang and Max Howarth, the District 1 champions from Conestoga.

Playing singles, well, that was something completely different.

Alagar got the toughest draw he could have imagined when he was thrown into the mix against Downingtown East junior Michael Dickson, the No. 4 ranked junior in the state, and last year's PIAA Class AAA runner-up to Latrobe's Chad Kissell. And it went as expected as Dickson, who defeated Fox Chapel freshman Robby Shymansky in the title match, rolled to a 6-0, 6-0 win over Alagar.

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Boys Tennis: Obama's Alagar returns to state tournament

Written by Keith Barnes on .

Rajan Alagar has been in the PIAA Class AAA tennis championships before.

As a freshman a year ago, Alagar teamed with brother, Krishnan, to win the City league doubles title and made it into the first round of the state finals before they lost, 6-0, 6-0, to Steve Yang and Max Howarth, the District 1 champions from Conestoga.

Now Alagar will be heading to Hershey alone as the City League singles champion. But he might need his brother if he hopes to get out of the first round.

Alagar will face Downingtown East junior Michael Dickson, the No. 3 ranked junior in the state, and last year's PIAA Class AAA runner-up to Latrobe's Chad Kissell.

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Track: Obama freshman earns trip to state championships

Written by Brad Everett on .

Obama's Raven Haston is only a freshman, but that hasn't stopped her from making a trip to the PIAA championships.

Haston will be the City League's lone girls representative at the championships, which will take place Friday and Saturday at Shippensburg University. Haston will compete in the Class AAA 100-meter dash.

Haston earned an invite after meeting the state qualifying standard at the City League championships. She swept the sprints at the event, winning both the 100 and 200.

At the PIAA championships, Haston will be far from being a favorite, as she's the No. 20 seed. However, the future looks very bright as only one freshman is ranked ahead of her.