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Track: South Park grad pointing to future

Written by Chris Woodin on .

Chris Woodin profiles South Park graduate Billy Stanley, who is now a standout javelin thrower at Ohio State.

"Billy Stanley can't wait to get back to breaking records.

A standout javelin thrower at South Park High School who graduated in 2012, Stanley is looking to make his return to the field this summer after missing almost two full college seasons.

After an outstanding freshman season at Ohio State in 2013, Stanley knew something didn't feel right with his throwing arm after his third meet of the 2014 season, despite collecting first-place finishes in all three.

"I told the trainers I felt like I had no power throwing, but I was still doing decently well," Stanley said. "They shut me down for a few weeks to try to bring the inflammation down and see if anything would change when I came back to throw.""

 

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Track: South Park's Stanley throwing it long

Written by Justin Criado on .

Justin Criado profiles South Park javelin standout Sarah Stanley.

"Most siblings look up to their older brothers or sisters, often trying to emulate them.

Sarah Stanley certainly looks up to her older brother, Bill, but he may owe her for what has become a very successful career throwing the javelin.

"She actually talked Billy into throwing javelin," South Park track coach Jeff Hufnagel explained. "She's the one who went home and was throwing the turbo-javelin [a lightweight javelin used for practice and beginner throwers], and she said it was awesome and told Billy he should try it. So she actually threw before Billy did."

Billy went on to become the PIAA champion in 2012, setting a national high school record of 246 feet, 9 inches in the process, and is now throwing at Ohio State University."

 

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Track: South Feature Athlete - Sarah Stanley, South Park

Written by Justin Criado on .

Name: Sarah Stanley
School: South Park
Grade: 12
Sport: Track

Background: Stanley is the top javelin thrower in Class AA and won the WPIAL AA South Section qualifier with a throw of 129 feet, 11 inches. She also has the farthest throw in Class AA with a distance of 135 feet, 2 inches at this year's Baldwin Invitational, where she took second.

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Baseball: South Park looking to hit its stride after South Carolina trip

Written by Brad Everett on .

WPIAL baseball teams are allowed to play as many as 20 games during the regular season.

South Park chose to play nearly one-third of its slate not in this area and not even in this state.

Nope, the Eagles flew south.

Back from playing six games in South Carolina, South Park played its first game in Western Pennsylvania on Monday when it beat Class AAA Section 4 rival Elizabeth Forward, 4-2.