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2014 South Male Athlete of the Year - South Fayette's Brett Brumbaugh

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Brad Everett profiles the 2014 Post-Gazette South Male Athlete of the Year, South Fayette's Brett Brumbaugh.

"In addition to playing football and basketball this summer, South Fayette's Brett Brumbaugh is working at a local grocery store.

It comes as little surprise what department Brumbaugh works in — Produce. After all, when it comes to producing, no quarterback in the WPIAL was in Brumbaugh's league last season.

Brumbaugh led South Fayette to WPIAL and PIAA Class AA titles his junior year and set the WPIAL record for passing yardage in a season. For that, Brumbaugh has been selected as the Post-Gazette South Xtra's Male High School Athlete of the Year."

 

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Football: South Fayette's Brumbaugh still deciding on a college

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South Fayette quarterback Brett Brumbaugh has had a fantastic high school career and hopes to do the same in college.

Which college that is has yet to be determined.

Brumbaugh will likely head into his senior season knowing that it will be one final audition for college coaches to assess his ability and potential upside.

So far, the amount of interest Brumbaugh has garnered is smaller than expected. He holds only two Division I offers -- Temple and Akron. Pitt had been recruiting him, but has since backed away after recently securing a quarterback commitment from Brumbaugh's class.

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Track: Valachovic breaks Lions’ records

Written by Ryan Riordan on .

 

South Fayette sophomore hurdler Tori Valachovic didn’t win either of her two events Monday at the WPIAL Class AA track and field team championships.

But she did run into the South Fayette history books.

Valachovic finished second in the 100 hurdles and third in the 300 hurdles, breaking the school records in the process, to help South Fayette win its second consecutive district title.

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Track: South Feature Athlete — South Fayette’s Nicole Egan

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Name: Nicole Egan
School: South Fayette
Grade: 11
Sport: Track

Background: Egan had a huge day for the Lions Monday at the WPIAL Class AA team championships, winning the long jump and high jump as well as being a part of South Fayette’s winning 4 x 100 relay team to help the Lions win their second consecutive district title. Egan had just started competing for the Lions in the long jump last week in the WPIAL team semifinals.

South Fayette coach Joe Winans: “She had a really good day. She’s another one of those girls that’s just consistent. You know what you’re going to get from her.”

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Track: South Feature Athlete — South Fayette’s Mitch Valko

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Name: Mitch Valko
School: South Fayette
Grade: 11
Sport: Track

Background: Valko is in the top 10 in fastest times this season in WPIAL Class AAA in both the 110 and 300 hurdles. Last season, Valko placed fourth at the WPIAL championships in the 110 hurdles to qualify for statesHe also won the Region 2 decathalon championship in Jamestown, N.Y. last June. 

South Fayette coach Joe Winans: “He’s a lot more confident this year. His goal is to make it back to states.”