Track: Quaker Valley girls place third at MAC championships

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The Quaker Valley girls took third at the Midwestern Athletic Conference championships last Wednesday. The Quakers earned 60 points to put them behind first-place Shenango (78) and runner-up Beaver (71).

Hannah Bablak started the rally with a victory in the 800-meter run with a time of 2 minutes, 19.24 seconds. She went on to grab gold in the 1,600 with a time of 5:12.37. Audrey Durbin placed third in the 3,200, missing second by two seconds with a time of 11:47.56. Bryn Tomczak ran a 16.02 for bronze in the 100 hurdles.

The 3,200 relay team of Durbin, Lucie Kubinski, Tarris Bearett and Bablak grabbed gold with a time of 10:04.25. Mars grabbed silver just six seconds behind them. Kubinski, Tarris, Bablak and Julia Stinson took third in the 1,600 relay with a mark of 4:11.60.

On the field, Franzi Nace took silver in the triple jump with a distance of 35 feet, 9 inches, just 1/2 inch behind Shenango's Miranda Schry.


Baseball: Quaker Valley faces challenging week

Written by Keith Barnes on .

Quaker Valley has had its share of scares the last couple of weeks, but somehow the team has been able to find a way to win.

How well they do that this week will go a long way toward determining its postseason seeding.

After Monday's game with Fort Cherry (6-9, 3-8), the Quakers (11-1, 10-1) have three more on the slate for this week, including a first-place showdown with Avonworth (12-1, 10-1), the only team that defeated them this season.

Since that 7-6 loss on April 13, Quaker Valley has reeled off eight consecutive victories, including three of the last six by two runs or less. The Quakers are 3-1 in one-run games this year.


Video: Girls Lacrosse - Quaker Valley defeats Canon McMillan (Apr. 30)

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Enjoy Sports Town's video clips of the Quaker Valley girls' lacrosse team. The clips were taken today as the Quakers routed Canon-Mac (at Canon-Mac). The video also features commentary by Quakers' assistant coach Kristin Yoviene.


Lacrosse: North Feature Athlete - Quaker Valley's Sophia Poppenberg

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Name: Sophia Poppenberg
High School: Quaker Valley
Grade: 11
Sport: Girls Lacrosse
Position: Goalie

Background: Sophia is in her third year of lacrosse at Quaker Valley. She was captain of the undefeated junior varsity team her freshman and sophomore years. She played some varsity last year. The starting goalie was Aubrey Tarris, who's now making a difference on a well-established Division I college team at Liberty University. Sophia won the Coaches Award in 2014, MVP award for JV in 2015, Pennsylvania Brine National All American Champions 2015 and the Heart Trophy award and Esmark All American awards in 2016. She's a member of The National Honors Society, student council, QV voice, Prom Committee and Global Scholars. She's also a member of the Pittsburgh Premier Lacrosse Club. Coach Nellie Kraus coach has nominated Sophia for Academic All-American. She's applying to five colleges; Denison, Swarthmore, Delaware, Bucknell, and Tufts. She also started her own baking business in 2012. Sophia plans on studying either Chemical Engineering or a double major in Chemistry and Food Science. Sophia has had 43 saves in nine games so far this year.


Baseball: North Feature Athlete - Quaker Valley's John Medich

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Name: John Medich
High School: Quaker Valley
Grade: 12
Sport: Baseball
Position: Catcher

Background: Medich was an all-section selection as a catcher last year and is one of the top players in Class AA. Medich has been one of Quaker Valley's most consistent offensive performers this season and has helped the Quakers stay close to Avonworth atop the section. He came up big for the Quakers on Monday with a leadoff walk-off home run in a 4-3 victory over South Side Beaver.