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Boys Basketball: Quaker Valley boasts the top defense in the WPIAL

Written by Brad Everett on .

Quaker Valley has one of the top offenses in Class AA, but it's on the defensive end of the floor where the Quakers have made their biggest mark.

The undefeated Quakers are allowing 34 points per game. That's the best mark in the WPIAL.

Sure, Quaker Valley hasn't exactly played top-notch competition – the combined record of their opponents is 2-13 – but the Quakers have taken care of business nonetheless. Riverside scored 51 points against them, but the Quakers have limited each of their three other foes to 30 points or fewer.

Offensively, the Quakers are averaging 75 points per game, the third best mark in Class AA. Their excellence on both offense and defense have obviously led to some lopsided results. The Quakers have won each of their games by 27 points.

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Hockey: Quakers beat rival Planets, look like top Pens Cup contender

Written by Ryan Riordan on .

When Quaker Valley got pounded by Hempfield, 8-2, in the second game of the season, there was a question of whether that game was an aberration, whether Hempfield was going to be dominant in its first year in Class A or whether the Quakers may not quite be their dominant selves this season.

Two months later, it looks like 1) Hempfield is very good and 2) the Quakers still are their dominant selves.

Quaker Valley took down rival Mars, 6-3, last Thursday in a battle of 8-1 teams, and the Quakers added a 6-0 win over a hot Montour team Monday to improve to 10-1, putting them one-half game ahead of Hempfield for the best mark in Class A.

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Hockey: Pilewicz, Quinn leading Quaker Valley offense

Written by Ryan Riordan on .

Last season, Quaker Valley had the top two scorers in Class A in Jimmy Perkins and Connor Quinn.

This season, two players from Deer Lakes, Mitchell Rupprecht and Zachary Luniewski, occupy the first two spots on the scoring leaderboard in the class. But right behind the two Lancers are two Quakers.

Adam Pilewicz and Quinn are currently third and fourth in the league with 39 and 33 points, respectively to pace Quaker Valley, the third-highest scoring team in Class A.

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Girls Tennis: Quaker Valley's Bojalads fall in PIAA quarters

Written by Ryan Riordan on .

 

Quaker Valley sisters Farrah and Zoe Bojalad, the WPIAL Class AA doubles champions, fell in the PIAA quarterfinals Saturday in Hershey.

Farrah, a junior, and Zoe, a freshman, won their first match Friday afternoon against Hughesville’s Rachel Thomas and Courtney McGowan, 7-5, 6-1. A couple hours later, however, the Quakers’ pair lost a three-set match to Scranton Prep’s Emilia Jakubek and Taliana Klacko, 6-3, 1-6, 6-0.

Jakubek and Klacko went on to finish third in the tournament. 

 

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Boys Soccer: Quaker Valley's surprising playoff run continues

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

Cinderella has taken on the form of Quaker Valley in this WPIAL postseason. The Quakers snuck into the playoffs by a half game, finishing in a tie for third place in Section 5-AA with a 6-5-1 record. With an overall record of 10-7-2, Quaker Valley had to play in a preliminary-round game where it snuck past Beaver Area, 2-1. Then came the shocker heard around the WPIAL, as the Quakers went on the road to No. 2 Mars and knocked off the Planets, 2-0. Mars had not lost to a Class AA team this season. Walter Hubsch and Fritz Wiltman netted goals for the upset-minded Quakers. The team was not done yet. They pulled off another upset in the WPIAL quarterfinals, downing No. 10 Shady Side Academy, 1-0, when Landon Narkevic scored with seven minutes remaining in regulation. It would be the only goal they needed as goalkeeper Jack Regueiro earned the shutout. Quaker Valley can now reach the WPIAL Class AA title game as a No. 15 seed if it is able to spring another upset when it plays No. 3 West Allegheny Monday night at 6 p.m. at Moon.