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Wrestling: South Allegheny tie records at meet

Written by Ken Wunderley on .

Ken Wunderley profiles the South Allegheny wrestling team. Read his story below.

The South Allegheny wrestling team tied two school records this weekend at the Allegheny County Wrestling Championships at Fox Chapel High School.

The Gladiators had two wrestlers advance to the finals for only the second time in the 14-year history of the event. They also had four wrestlers earn all-county honors by placing among the top eight in their weight class. Both marks matched the performance turned in by the Gladiators' 2008 squad.

"I was pleased with the way my kids wrestled this weekend," South Allegheny coach Tony DiGiorgio said. "Our goal is to become one of the top programs in the WPIAL in AA. Our performance at the county tournament shows we are making progress toward reaching that goal."

Justo Hernandez and Seth Hitchens advanced to the finals for the Gladiators, but both had to settle for a silver medal. Hernandez dropped a 6-0 decision to Shaler's Mike Heinl in the 126-pound final.

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Girls Soccer: South Allegheny storms back from four-goal deficit

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

In one of the most improbable postseason comebacks in WPIAL history, South Allegheny overcame a four-goal deficit to rally back, score five unanswered goals and shock Carlynton, 5-4. The seventh-ranked Gladiators (13-6) were staring down a 4-0 deficit against No. 10 Carlynton on Saturday at Montour thanks to three goals from Carlynton's Pam Meighan. But South Allegheny stormed back behind a pair of goals from leading goal-scorer Amber Brownfield. The improbable comeback sets up a WPIAL quarterfinal match between No. 2 Shady Side Academy (15-3) and South Allegheny. The Indians are the defending WPIAL Class A champions.

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Photo Journal: Girls Soccer WPIAL A First Round Playoff - S. Allegh. vs Carlynton (Oct. 18)

Written by Marilyn Schwilm on .

The WPIAL A First Round Playoff game was held at Montour High School, Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014.  In an exciting close match, South Allegheny came back strong in the second half to defeat Carlynton, 5-4.

Photos by Marilyn C. Schwilm, Tri-State Sports & News Service

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Girls Soccer: South Allegheny in wild scramble for playoff spot

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

Nicholas Tolomeo profiles the South Allegheny girls soccer team.

"Some incoming freshman classes dwindle -- especially in regard to athletics -- during their four years of high school.

A large crop of freshmen players is often pared somewhat by the time they are seniors.

That is not the case with the South Allegheny girls soccer team.

A freshmen class of six girls four years ago grew to seven sophomores in 2012 and nine juniors in 2013. There are nine seniors on the current roster and as the number in the class has grown, so has the talent, experience and expectations."