Boys Soccer: South Feature Athlete - South Park's Mitch Roell

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Name: Mitch Roell
School: South Park
Grade: 12
Sport: Boys Soccer
Position: Forward

Background: Roell is a standout forward for a South Park team that is a strong contender to win the WPIAL Class 2A title. Roell is the team's lone forward and leads the team with 16 goals. He had hat tricks in consecutive wins against West Mifflin and Steel Valley earlier this month. Roell was an all-WPIAL and all-section honoree his junior season when he helped South Park reach the WPIAL semifinals and PIAA final. The Eagles are 14-2-1 overall and won a section championship (Section 1) for the eighth year in a row. They are making their 17th consecutive playoff appearance.


Girls Soccer: South Park triumph puts it in control of its own destiny

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South Park evened the score with Oakland Catholic on Wednesday night and has now evened the section title race. The South Park Eagles avenged a 3-1 loss to the Oakland Catholic Eagles by going on the road and winning, 2-1, over Oakland Catholic at West Field in Munhall. South Park came out and overwhelmed Oakland Catholic early with two goals in six minutes, both scored by Jordyn Minda. Oakland Catholic, which was ranked No. 2 at the time, fought back and scored and held South Park scoreless for the remaining 74 minutes, but was unable to notch an equalizer.

The win puts South Park (13-1-2, 12-1) on even footing in the loss column with Oakland Catholic (13-1-1, 11-1). South Park can guarantee itself at least a share of the Class 3A Section 3 title with a win Monday night at Chartiers Valley. Since the September defeat to Oakland Catholic, South Park has not lost a game and had not conceded a single goal until it did in the 2-1 win on Wednesday. South Park has won eight consecutive games, including an 8-0 triumph against Obama Academy and 7-0 wins over Trinity, Thomas Jefferson and West Mifflin.


Boys Soccer: Roell on a roll for South Park

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South Park is letting the good times Roell.

Mitch Roell was potent offensively during a two-game stretch last week. Roell, a senior forward, had back-to-back hat tricks in wins against West Mifflin and Steel Valley. South Park defeated West Mifflin, 4-0, Wednesday, and one day later beat Steel Valley, 6-0.

Roell leads South Park in scoring. He was named all-section last season when he helped the Eagles reach the WPIAL semifinals and PIAA final.

Winners of 11 straight, South Park, ranked No. 2 in 2A by the Post-Gazette, has put itself in position to win the Class 2A Section 1 title. The Eagles, who haven't lost since falling to Mount Pleasant in the season opener, are 12-1-1 overall and 9-0-1 in the section. Second-place Obama Academy is 7-1-2 in section play. Third-place Elizabeth Forward is 7-2-1. All three teams have two remaining section games. They've all clinched playoff berths.



Girls Soccer: South Park-Oakland Catholic clash could decide section

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There are games before it and there are games after it, but Wednesday night's showdown in Munhall between South Park and Oakland Catholic has all the makings of a section championship game. The battle of the Eagles will feature undefeated Oakland Catholic (12-0, 10-0) versus South Park (11-1-2, 10-1). Oakland Catholic will host the game at West Field in Munhall at 7:30 p.m.

"This section is tough," Oakland Catholic coach Jim Earle said. "Ringgold and Chartiers Valley, they were good tough teams. South Park, they are just phenomenal."

In the first meeting, Oakland Catholic won, 3-1, at South Park.

"Going through the section is going to be really hard," Earle said. "It was hard the first time through and it is going to be really hard to go through a second time. Anybody can beat anybody."


Golf: South Park's Brinker ties for second at 2A final

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South Park High's Tyler Brinker enjoyed a solid round of golf that has placed him among contenders for the PIAA West Regional title that will be played on Oct. 17.

Brinker shot a 3-over-par round of 73 Thursday at the WPIAL Class 2A championship at Allegheny Country Club. That score tied him for second place with defending 2A champion Jason Li of Sewickley Academy. Both players finished one stroke behind Riverside freshman Tyler Fox.

Brinker's teammate, Daniel Morget, also qualified for the regional final with a round of 75 as did Bentworth's Christian Sadler with a 79.

Waynesburg's Aaron Yorio had the shot of the day when his hole-in-one on the par-3, 130-yard No. 15 hole allowed him to secure outright possession of 14th place with a round of 80. Southmoreland's Josh Redding nailed down the final qualifying spot as his round of 82 earned him 16th place.