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Boys Soccer: Peters Township takes championship

Written by Drew Karpen on .

Drew Karpen profiles the Peters Township boys soccer team.

"Less than 24 hours after winning the PIAA Class AAA boys soccer title, the support for the team started to pour in from former players and alumni.

"I think there was 84 texts on my phone after the game," coach Bob Dyer said. "A lot of former players reached out. A lot from before I played all the way to some from last year."

The Indians captured their fourth PIAA title and first since 2007 with a 2-1 victory against Great Valley at Hershey.

"They all feel really good and all significantly different," Dyer said. "This team was something special. They were fun to work with. They always wanted to get better and always supported each other.""

 

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Boys Soccer: Peters Township wins PIAA title

Written by Stephen Catanese on .

How can a team improve upon capturing its second consecutive WPIAL title?

One way is by laying claim to the state title.

Peters Township did exactly that, defeating Great Valley, 2-1, in the PIAA Class AAA final on Saturday at Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey.

Talented twin brothers Nicco and Mario Mastrangelo each scored for Peters Township to end their high school career in style.

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Boys Soccer: Peters Township claims PIAA title

Written by Rod Frisco on .

Rod Frisco covered Saturday's PIAA Class AAA championship game between Peters Township and Great Valley.

2014 1116 PetersTownship BSoccer(Photo: Peters Twp. players, Nicco Mastrangelo, left, Rylen Faloni, second from left, Ryan Ponchione, center, Mario Mastrangelo, seond from right and Brady Pike, right, celebrate their victory against Great Valley in the PIAA Class AAA boys championship Saturday in Hershey, Pa. Bradley C. Bower/Post-Gazette)

"HERSHEY, Pa. — It was just another twin killing for Peters Township boys soccer Saturday night, only this time the Indians landed their arrows in a big prize: The PIAA Class AAA championships.

Two second-half goals just 4:20 apart by twins Nicco and Mario Mastrangelo ignited some interesting post-score celebrations and eventually netted the Indians a 2-1 triumph against Great Valley in the AAA boys state championship.

The victory for the Indians (22-2) landed a third PIAA boys soccer championship trophy for the McMurray school and the first since 2007, when Downingtown West was a 2-1 overtime victim.

"We're so proud of this team," Peters Township coach Bob Dyer said. "And it's not just for what they do on the field. I've had three, four teachers come up to me and tell me how much they enjoying having our players in class.""

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Boys Soccer: Peters Township advances to PIAA semifinals

Written by Stephen Catanese on .

Peters Township (20-2) hasn't let up since winning the WPIAL Class AAA title.

Following its shock blowout victory over Upper St. Clair in the final, the Indians racked up a pair of comfortable victories in the PIAA playoffs to reach the semifinals for the first time since 2008.

They defeated State College in the first round, 4-0, before defeating Central Catholic for the second time in the postseason in the quarterfinals, this time by a score 3-0.

Now the Indians will face District 3 runner-up Lower Dauphin at Mansion Park Stadium in Altoona tonight. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.

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Girls Tennis: Peters Township pair takes third

Written by Ryan Riordan on .

Peters Township junior Megan Hixon and senior Jenn Holcombe made it a clean sweep for the WPIAL teams in Hershey.

The Indians pair defeated Kaylee Yann and Amy Zhang of Conestoga, 6-2, 6-1, in the third-place match Saturday at the PIAA Class AAA doubles tournament. North Allegheny’s Anna Li and Eugenia Lee and Fox Chapel’s Laurel Shymansky and Amanda Nord finished first and second, respectively, at states.

Hixon and Holcombe were pushed in their first match, eking past District 1 champions Molly Bair and Amirah Salim-Bey of Abington, 5-7, 6-3, 6-4. The Indians’ pair won its second match in straight sets before falling to Li and Lee, 6-4, 6-3, in the semifinals.