Hockey: Back-to-back blowout wins for Eagles

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Following a loss to Franklin Regional in a battle of the leaders of their respective Tier 2 Class A Conferences, South Park has bounced back well the past two games.

The Eagles have notched back-to-back 12-0 victories over Wheeling Park and South Fayette.

In both cases, the Eagles got balanced scoring, with no player scoring more than two goals in a single game. In fact, in the win over South Fayette, 10 different players lit the lamp.

Balance has been a theme all season for South Park, as eight different players have at least 20 points, led by Kirk Zandier’s 47.

With 26 points, South Park (13-5) has already clinched the Tier 2 Western Conference title. 


Alumni Update - Cory Tucker (Slippery Rock)

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CLARION, Pa. – Slippery Rock University redshirt freshman defensive end Marcus Martin was named the Don Hansen Football GazetteTucker SRU Super Region One Freshman of the Year and The Rock placed five players on the Gazette's All-Region team that was announced Friday afternoon.

In addition to the freshman of the year honor, Martin was named to first team honors as well. He was joined on the first team by running back Shamar Greene and offensive tackle Cory Tucker. Slippery Rock also landed cornerback Admire Carter on the second team and placekicker Mike Wainauskis on the third team.

Tucker, a redshirt junior offensive tackle from South Park, Pa., was named to first team All-Region honors to add to his collection of postseason accomplishments. Tucker was named as one of eight national finalists for the Gene Upshaw Division II Lineman of the Year award.

He was also named to first team All-PSAC honors and second team Daktronics All-Region honors after starting every game at right tackle this season and paving the way for one of the best rushing efforts in program history. Slippery Rock averaged 214.5 rushing yards per game and scored 36.2 points per game.


(photo courtesy of Slippery Rock University)


Girls Basketball: South Feature Athlete - Allison McGrath, South Park

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Name: Allison McGrath
School: South Park
Grade: 11
Sport: Girls Basketball
Position: Guard/Forward

Background: Allison is a three-year starter, who is averaging 17.6 points a game for the Eagles. In a 76-54 victory over Carlynton at the Pittsburgh Classic held at Ambridge High this past Saturday, Allison led the Eagles with 30 points that included five 3-point goals. She surpassed the 1,000-point mark in the Eagles' 73-66 victory over visiting Belle Vernon on Dec. 15. She was named the Most Valuable Player in the Bethel Park Tip-Off Tournament and she earned all-section, all-WPIAL and second-team all-state honors a year ago. Allison also is a member of the South Park Interact Club and is the Junior Class Secretary on the Bethel Park Student Council.