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Hockey: North Feature Athlete — Quaker Valley’s Jimmy Perkins

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Name: Jimmy Perkins
School: Quaker Valley
Grade: 12
Position: Forward
Sport: Hockey

Background: Perkins tied for the team lead with 69 points last regular season. He is off to a great start this season, leading the Quakers with eight points (four goals, four assists) through two games.

Quaker Valley coach Kevin Quinn: “Jimmy’s done very well all his years here. He always finds ways to score.”

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Photo Journal: WPIAL AA Girls Soccer Play-Offs Quaker Valley vs. South Park (Oct 23.)

Written by Marilyn Schwilm on .

The waather was brutual and the competition undaunting in the first match of the WPIAL AA Girls Soccer Play-Offs held at Baldwin High School, Monday October 23, 2013.  Quaker Valley faced South Park in a close game. South Park prevailed. 

Final score, South Park 3, Quaker Valley 2.

Photos by Marilyn C. Schwilm

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Girls Tennis: Quaker Valley returns to state tournament

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For the ninth time in 10 years, Quaker Valley played in the PIAA Class AA team tournament this week.

The Quakers defeated Ellis School, 5-0, Friday in the WPIAL Class AA consolation match to secure the final PIAA berth from the district.

In the first round of the state tournament Tuesday, Quaker Valley fell to District 10 champion, Mercyhurst Prep, 5-0. Mercyhurst Prep is the defending Class AA state champion.

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Football: Quaker Valley marching toward playoffs

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The Quaker Valley football team will finish up one of its best regular seasons in over a decade this weekend. The Quakers (7-1, 7-1) travel to non-section Ellwood City to meet the Wolverines at 7 p.m.

In line to finish second in the Century Conference behind No. 2 South Fayette (8-0, 7-0), Quaker Valley has already locked down a berth into the WPIAL Class AA playoffs and is celebrating its first winning season since 2008. This year also is the first time since 1999 the Quakers qualified for the postseason.

"I knew it was going to be a special year," Quaker Valley coach John Tortorea said. "Coming into the season, it was the first time we had a legit chance to talk about playoffs or a section championship. We had been plugging in freshmen and sophomore the past few years, but now these guys are juniors and seniors with experience under their belts."

Outscoring opponents by an average of 35.6-20.1, Quaker Valley enters its regular-season finale riding a two-game winning streak. The only loss the Quakers suffered this season was three weeks ago against South Fayette, 49-15.

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Boys Cross Country: Quaker Valley prodigy could be a title threat

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Tri-State Sports & News Service writer Ryan Riordan profiles Quaker Valley cross country standout Zach Skolnekovich. Click here to read his story.

"Despite having four upperclassmen among his top five runners, Quaker Valley cross country coach Dave Noyes has had freshman Zach Skolnekovich lead the defending six-time WPIAL Class AA champions in practice runs on occasion this season.

"When we do 800s, I know he's going to go hard and I want him to lead the way," Noyes said. "I don't often have freshmen leading the way."

Last week, Skolnekovich again led the way for the Quakers. But it was no practice run -- it was the Midwestern Athletic Conference cross country championships.

Skolnekovich ran a 17:12 at Brush Creek Park in Beaver County. That time not only led the Quakers, but also won the event by four seconds over second-place finisher Noah Ross of Blackhawk. It was the first invitational win of Skolnekovich's high school career."