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Boys Soccer: Quaker Valley advances with preliminary-round win

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

Quaker Valley sneaked back into the playoffs and now the Quakers have sneaked into the first round. After finishing the regular season 9-7-2 overall and 6-5-1 in Section 5-AA, the Quakers tied with Montour for third place in the section, both finishing a half-game ahead of Obama Academy (6-6). On Saturday afternoon at Hopewell, the Quakers held off Beaver Area and came away with a 2-1 win behind goals from Matt Rodgers and Adam Richert. The win sets up a WPIAL first-round matchup between the Quakers and No. 2 Mars (17-1) tonight at 8 p.m. at Mars.

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Cross Country: Kuonski leads pack of Quaker Valley runners at MAC Championships

Written by Brittany Goncar on .

Earlier this season, Quaker Valley coach David Noyes pegged Luci Kuonski as one of the best runners in the WPIAL.

Thursday, the freshman took second place at the MAC Championships with a time of 19 minutes, 44 seconds.

The only runner to beat her was West Allegheny's Alexis O'Shea. Quaker Valley's Hannah Bablak took third place.

Audrey Durbin (10th place), Anna Pawloski (12th place) and Bearett Tarris (13th place) also finished among the top 15 runners.

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Girls Tennis: North Feature Athlete – Quaker Valley’s Emily Kraus

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Name: Emily Kraus
School: Quaker Valley
Grade: 11
Sport: Tennis

Background: Kraus is Quaker Valley’s No. 3 singles player and one of the team’s two captains, along with Farrah Bojalad. She won nine of her first 11 matches for the team. She played doubles last season on Quaker Valley’s third-place WPIAL team.

Quaker Valley coach Christi Hays: “Kraus has made an incredible transition from doubles to singles.”