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Girls Soccer: South Feature Athlete - South Fayette's Kate Nelson

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

Name: Kate Nelson
School: South Fayette
Grade: 12
Sport: Girls Soccer
Position: Defense

Background: Kate Nelson has been a force in the South Fayette defense for the past four seasons. She garnered all-section honors as well as all-WPIAL honors last season for her work anchoring the Lions' defense. Nelson has committed to play soccer next season at West Liberty University. She is one of 10 seniors on the South Fayette roster this season. The South Fayette defense has already pitched shutouts against Ambridge, Hopewell, Belle Vernon and West Allegheny. The Lions have shutout four of their first six opponents and have only allowed five goals all season.

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Football: South Feature Athlete - South Fayette’s Drew Saxton

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Name: Drew Saxton
School: South Fayette
Grade: 11
Sport: Football
Position: Quarterback

Background: Saxton leads WPIAL Class 4A in passing with 553 yards and five touchdowns. He has completed 74 percent of his passes (42 of 57) for the Lions, the Post-Gazette's No. 2-ranked team in 4A. Saxton won a two-way battle for the starting job last season when he took over for Brett Brumbaugh, the state's all-time leading passer. Saxton threw for 1,981 yards and 31 touchdowns, and set a WPIAL championship game record by throwing for 435 yards in a loss to Aliquippa. The Lions are 3-0 overall and 2-0 in the Northwest Nine Conference.

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Alumni Update - Nick Ponikvar (Grove City)

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WASHINGTON, Pa. -- The Grove City College football team opened its 2016 road schedulePonikvar GC Saturday afternoon by dropping a 65-13 decision to host Washington & Jefferson in the Presidents' Athletic Conference Kickoff Classic at Cameron Stadium.


Freshman wide receiver Nick Ponikvar, a South Fayette graduate, caught a team-high five passes for 60 yards and a touchdown.

 

(photo courtesy of Grove City College)

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Girls Soccer: South Feature Athlete - South Fayette's Rachel Helbling

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

Name: Rachel Helbling
School: South Fayette
Grade: 11
Sport: Girls Soccer
Position: Midfielder

Background: Rachel Helbling is one of the fastest players in WPIAL soccer. She proved that much during the track and field season in the spring. She won the WPIAL Class 3A 400-meter dash and has been one of the most dominating sprinters in the WPIAL since her freshmen season. She's pretty good on the soccer pitch, as well. She netted the game-winning goal for the Lions in a 1-0 win this season against Ambridge that moved South Fayette to 3-0 overall and 1-0 in section play.