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Boys Soccer: South Park continues to fly above section pack

Written by Stephen Catanese on .

As is usual, perennial power South Park is off to an impressive start in Class AA and has yet to show any signs of slowing down.

Already at 7-0, coach Jon Cantwell's Eagles have only allowed one goal on the season while scoring 36. Most recently they upended Class AAA Hampton, 3-0.

The Eagles are led in midfield by Brandon Walbert, with Justin Minda a constant threat to score up top. Both players have committed to Duquesne.

South Park has already tallied four victories in Section 3-AA, as well, increasing its unbeaten streak in section play to 33 games. The Eagles recorded shutouts in 26 of those victories. The Eagles last loss in their section came in 2011.

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Boys Golf: Yoest leads South Park charge

Written by Brad Everett on .

Firing a 1-under-par round of 33 at Dogwood Hills, Brian Yoest led the South Park High boys golf team to a dominating victory over McGuffey on Thursday.

Yoest's round led the Eagles to a team total of 188, while the Highlanders trailed with 211 strokes. Yoest and his teammates travel to Chippewa Golf Course on Monday for the WPIAL Class AA Individual Qualifier.

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Girls Tennis: South Park again atop the section standings

Written by Ryan Riordan on .

South Park may be in a new section with the WPIAL changing Class AA from six conferences down to four this year for tennis. But the Eagles are still in the same position they always seem to be — on top.

South Park is currently 6-0, including a 3-2 win against new section foe and defending WPIAL Class AA champion Greensburg Central Catholic, to sit atop the section standings with a tough match against Thomas Jefferson remaining.

South Park entered the season having won five consecutive section titles.

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Girls Tennis: South Feature Athlete — South Park senior Alyssa Snodgrass

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Name: Alyssa Snodgrass
School: South Park
Grade: 12
Sport: Tennis

Background: Snodgrass is a four-year starter at singles for the Eagles, playing in the top spot the past two seasons. She qualified for the WPIAL Class AAA tournament last year and has done it again this year by virtue of making it to the Class AA Section 1 semifinals, which will take place today.

South Park coach Chuck Correll Jr: “She’s been playing really well. She’s hitting it well, she’s moving around the court well and she’s developed more weapons to use.”

 

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Football: South Park grad helps Slippery Rock build line

Written by Ken Wunderley on .

Ken Wunderley profiles South Park graduate Cory Tucker, now a football player at Slippery Rock. Read his story below.

When asked about offensive tackle Cory Tucker, Slippery Rock coach George Mihalik used these words to describe his 6-foot-4, 285-pound redshirt junior.

"The best way to look at Cory is that he's an athletic big guy," Mihalik said. "Some big guys are just straight ahead. Cory has the ability to pull and the ability to pass block. He has good feet and moves well for a big guy."

Tucker, a 2011 graduate of South Park High School, has started at right tackle the past two years for The Rock.

"Cory is an all-around top-notch lineman," Mihalik said. "He's very experienced and knows what it takes to win. He was recognized last year as a first team [Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference] all-star. That's quite an accomplishment."