Girls Basketball: South Feature Athlete - Seton-LaSalle's Cassidy Walsh

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Name: Cassidy Walsh
School: Seton-LaSalle
Grade: 12
Sport: Girls Basketball
Position: Guard

Background Info: Cassidy is a four-year starter for Seton-LaSalle High's girls basketball team. Last month, she signed a letter-of-intent to play women's basketball at the University of Pittsburgh. Last year, she averaged 10.1 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.9 assists for the Class AA WPIAL and PIAA state champion Rebels. In a 72-68 victory over defending WPIAL and PIAA Class A champion Vincentian last week, Cassidy scored 26 points. She is a member of the Seton-LaSalle Student Council, the Environmental Club, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Big Sisters-Little Sisters.


Boys Basketball: Seton-LaSalle shows no signs of letdown

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Defending WPIAL Class AA champion Seton-LaSalle lost the majority of its scoring punch from last season, but the Rebels didn't lose at all in the Peters Township tournament last weekend, topping Class AAA foe Blackhawk and Class AAAA opponent Peters Township.

Ryan Norkus, one of two returning starters for coach Mark "Knobby" Walsh, played a big role in the victories, scoring 18 points against Blackhawk and 17 against Peters Township. The other returning starter, Christian DelGreco, scored 19 against Blackhawk.

The Rebels went 29-2 last season, won the Section 4 title and WPIAL title, and then finished as the PIAA runner-up. The Rebels lost three starters – point guard Dale Clancy and forwards Malik White and Levi Masua. Clancy and Masua now play at Pitt-Johnstown, while White is attending Jireh Preparatory Academy in North Carolina and hopes to land a college football scholarship.


Girls Basketball: Seton-LaSalle's Stefko 'coming home' Tuesday

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Seton-LaSalle coach Spencer Stefko's girls basketball team will have a really good perspective on the Vincentian Academy in the next few days.

After the two teams met on Friday in the first round of the Blackhawk Tournament, the two teams meet again at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday in a previously scheduled non-section game at Vincentian's cozy, on-campus gymnasium.

For Stefko, it represents an emotional reunion. The Brighton Heights native graduated from Vincentian and was an assistant in their basketball program in the early part of the century.

Both teams are doing quite well as they are the defending champions in their respective classifications: Seton-LaSalle in Class AA and Vincentian in Class A.


Soccer: Seton-LaSalle grad solid in net for Dayton

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Rick Davis profiles Seton-LaSalle graduate Heather Betancourt, who is a standout soccer player at Dayton.

"Redshirt junior goalkeeper Heather Betancourt finally made it onto the soccer field at the University of Dayton, and she made the most of it.

After battling a back injury and leg injury since transferring from Washington & Jefferson after her freshman year, Betancourt was put into action with four games remaining in the regular season this year and has been virtually unstoppable.

The secret to her success? Stay out of the weight room.

A graduate of Seton-LaSalle High School who lives in Brentwood, Betancourt tore ligaments in her back while lifting weights during her sophomore season and did not heal until the following June. She managed to stay relatively healthy last year but a week before this season began, she dropped 150 pounds on her left quad while working out once again and did not play until Oct. 19."



Football: Seton-LaSalle's motto: Survive, advance

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Drew Karpen profiles the Seton-LaSalle football team.

2014 1106 SetonLaSalle Football(Photo: Seton-La Salle coach Damon Rosol was pleased with his team's performance last Friday, a 20-0 shutout of McGuffey. Rebecca Droke/Post-Gazette)

"The rich history of success has been on the side of Seton-LaSalle football.

The Rebels have won two WPIAL titles since 2000 in tough Class AA and are one of eight teams alive for the 2014 title after defeating McGuffey in the first round.

The Rebels shut out the Highlanders, 20-0, behind a stout defense and balanced offensive effort.

"It wasn't bad," first year Rebels coach Damon Rosol said. "Defensively, we played really strong. We bottled them up pretty well and negated their quarterback. It is the playoffs and we are happy to just move on. We have a big challenge this week.""