Hockey: North Feature Athlete – Quaker Valley senior Adam Pilewicz

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Name: Adam Pilewicz
School: Quaker Valley
Grade: 12
Sport: Hockey

Background: Pilewicz added to his incredible season last Thursday with three goals and two assists in the Quakers’ 10-0 rout of Erie McDowell. It was the seventh time this season Pilewicz has scored at least three goals and 11th time he’s notched at least five points. Pilewicz’s 92 points (40 goals, 52 assists) lead Quaker Valley, by one point over Connor Quinn, and rank second in the league.


Boys Basketball: North Feature Athlete - Quaker Valley's Amos Luptak

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Name: Amos Luptak
High School: Quaker Valley
Grade: 10
Sport: Boys Basketball
Position: Guard

Background: As the lone non-senior starter on Quaker Valley's Class AA semifinal team, Amos Luptak plays well beyond his years as the point guard. He averages over nine points per game and 6.5 assists per game as the Quakers will be looking for their 20th win of the season against Seton-LaSalle on Wednesday. With Luptak at the controls, the Quakers are hitting about 50 percent of their shots from the field and he was especially effective in the quarterfinal win over Lincoln Park. He scored 12 points and dished off seven assists. With his setups, teammates made 6 of 10 3-pointers which kept the Leopards from mounting a successful comeback.


Boys Basketball: Versatile Quaker Valley displaying prowess

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Drew Karpen profiles the Quaker Valley boys basketball team.

2015 0220 QuakerValley BBasketball(Photo: Quaker Valley's Chris Conlan goes over top of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart's Cedric Gray in a game Jan. 20 at Quaker Valley. Peter Diana/Post-Gazette)

"In their final go-around, the seniors on the Quaker Valley boys basketball team have witnessed a lot of success.

In the past four seasons, the Quakers have made it to the PIAA playoffs three times, including a trip to the semifinals as freshmen.

Two of the seniors, Tyler Garbee and Chris Conlan, were a part of that magical run to the semifinals as freshmen.

Seniors Tre'won Marshall, Clay Noyes, David Oliver and Breezy Jin all joined the team as sophomores. In all, the senior core has accumulated a record of 83-20."


Swimming: North Feature Athlete - Quaker Valley's Kyle Hrabovsky

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Name: Kyle Hrabovsky
High School: Quaker Valley
Grade: 11
Sport: Swimming

Background: Quaker Valley's Kyle Hrabovsky will enter the MAC Swimming championships as a top seed in three events. As a sophomore Hrabovsky won one MAC title in the 200 yard freestyle relay with his teammates, Matt Noel, Harry Harkins and Josh Chamberlain. Noel has since graduated by Harkins and Chamberlain return to join Hrabovsky and junior Evan Ragoowansi on a 200 freestyle relay that is the top seed in the 200 freestyle relay this year. The scary thing for other teams is that may not even be the Quakers best relay. Hrabovsky will swim with freshman Michael Parker, junior Matt Kwalick and senior Griffin Nincke in a 200 medley relay that is seeded first by over five seconds. Hrabovsky is the fifth seed in the 50 freestyle and the top overall seed in his premier event, the 100 breaststroke. He took silver in it last season but he is the top returner in the event and his seed time is over three seconds faster than Cornell sophomore Dan Joyce.


Swimming: Quaker Valley's Besterman shooting for duplicate MAC performance

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Amelia Besterman pulled off a rare double dip at the MAC Swimming championships last year. Besterman captured two individual titles and she did so in two of the most difficult events. The freshman making her MAC debut also added another MAC gold when she swam on the winning 200 medley relay team. The Quakers are loaded again this year and Besterman has a chance to duplicate if not surpass her performance from 2014. She won the 200 yard individual medley in heart stopping fashion, out touching Moon senior Sierra Neft by less than one second. That fast race also featured her teammate Erin Russoniello and West Allegheny's Hannah Charlton and Jessica Wasek. In the 500 freestyle Besterman held off another freshman phenom in another close race. Besterman, the third seed entering the finals, swam the event in 5:27.45 to outpace Riverside's Erica King by just over one second.

Despite her low seeds, no one will be sleeping on Besterman this year. She is the fourth seed in the 200 IM with a seed time of 2:21, behind Charlton (2:17.86), Wasek (2:19.76) and Riverside's Raena Valli (2:20.17). Besterman is the third seed in the 500 freestyle with a seed time of 5:27.66 behind her teammate, sophomore Maddy Andrews (5:23.69) and King (5:25.55).