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Football: South Feature Athlete - Brett Brumbaugh, South Fayette

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Name: Brett Brumbaugh
High School: South Fayette
Grade: 12
Sport: Football
Position: Quarterback

Background: Brumbaugh completed 11 of 19 passes for 270 yards and five touchdowns to lead South Fayette to a 59-20 win at South Park last Friday. On the season, he has completed 33 of 51 passes for 590 yards and nine touchdowns. Brumbaugh is one of the top quarterbacks in the state. A season ago, he led South Fayette to WPIAL and PIAA titles and was named the Post-Gazette's Player of the Year. He threw for a WPIAL single-season record 3,897 yards and tossed 41 touchdown passes. South Fayette is the No. 1-ranked Class AA team in the WPIAL and PIAA. The Lions (3-0, 3-0) host South Allegheny (1-2, 1-2) in a Century Conference game Friday.

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Girls Soccer: Back-to-back hat tricks for South Fayette

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

Two days. Two hat tricks. Two different players. Just another week for the South Fayette girls soccer team. After a 3-1 start, the Lions fell to Chartiers Valley in a non-section game on September 6. They bounced back in a big way on Sept. 10 and 11. In back-to-back games, South Fayette pounced on section opponents East Allegheny and Keystone Oaks. At home against East Allegheny, the Lions poured in nine goals on the way to a 9-2 win. Autumn Heineman netted a hat trick in that game. One day later on the road at Keystone Oaks, Maggie Pine led the way with a hat trick in a 4-0 shutout win. Natalie Caraway was in net to earn the shutout. South Fayette is now 5-2 overall and 4-0 in Section 5-AA to share the lead with South Park (5-0, 3-0). The Lions have a matchup with Obama Academy Monday night before the big showdown at South Park on Wednesday.

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Cross Country: South Fayette girls runner-up at Slippery Rock

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The South Fayette girls took second place at the Slippery Rock Cross Country Invitational on Saturday.

Despite the fourth- and fifth-place finishes of Maria DeCello (21:06.8) and Allison Gates (21:10.1), the Lions' 56 points wasn't enough to defeat Beaver.

Hannah Kenawell was the next runner to place for South Fayette. She came in 14th with a time of 21:53.6 behind Ambridge's Marissa Golgosky.

The boys team also finished in second with 105 points. Mars took first with 86 points.

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Girls Volleyball: South Fayette gaining respect

Written by Ken Wunderley on .

Ken Wunderley profiles the South Fayette girls volleyball team. Read his story below.

2014 0911 SouthFayette GVolleyball(Photo: Lauren Crites is a senior middle hitter and three-year starter for the South Fayette High School girls volleyball team. J.J. LaBella/Tri-State Sports & News Service)

Scott Sundgren has made many trips to the Shaler Area High School girls volleyball tournament during his 13 years as head coach at South Fayette, but had never advanced to the gold bracket, until this year.

"We usually struggle at the Shaler tournament," said Sundgren, referring to the tournament format, which divides the participating teams into three brackets -- gold, silver, and bronze -- depending on how each team finished in the preliminary round robin. "We've had to play in the bronze bracket in a few of those appearances. This is our first time to make it to the gold bracket."

South Fayette earned its gold bracket berth with a 6-2 record in the preliminary round robin, thus tying for the top spot with Corry. Both teams advanced to gold bracket, where the Lions found the going a bit tough.

"We split with Corry and Hempfield in the preliminary round robin," Sundgren said. "We also split with Fort LeBoeuf in the gold bracket round robin."

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Boys Soccer: South Fayette comes out swinging

Written by Stephen Catanese on .

Following up on one of the most impressive seasons in school history, South Fayette has shown no indications of slowing down at the start of its 2014 campaign.

The Lions have jumped out to a 4-0-1 start, scoring an impressive 4-1 victory over 2013 WPIAL Class AAA semifinalist Bethel Park in the process. The Lions' lone tie came against Moon, another team in a higher classification.

After riding an impressive defense to the WPIAL Class AA final last year, South Fayette has scored with impressive regularity in this early stage of the season, bagging 17 goals in its first five games. Last season, it took 17 games for the Lions to amass that many goals.