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Track: North Feature Athlete - Marianne Abdalah, Vincentian (2015)

Written by Brittany Goncar on .

Name: Marianne Abdalah
School: Vincentian
Grade: 10
Sport: Track and Field
Events: 1,600, 3,200, 1,600-meter relay

Background: Abdalah is the defending WPIAL Class AA champion and record holder in the 3,200-meter run. She went on to win the state title. She is undefeated in the event this season.

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Baseball: Vincentian rates as a WPIAL title threat

Written by Drew Karpen on .

Drew Karpen profiles the Vincentian baseball team.

"Head­ing into the WPIAL Class A base­ball play­offs, it will be hard to find a team hot­ter than Vin­cen­tian Acad­emy.

The Roy­als won the Sec­tion 4-A ti­tle out­right on Mon­day with a 2-0 win against Car­di­nal Wuerl North Cath­o­lic. It was the sec­ond time this sea­son the Roy­als de­feated the Tro­jans, hand­ing them their only two sec­tion losses of the sea­son.

"This is some­thing that we have been striv­ing for," Roy­als coach Paul Quar­an­tillo said. "To be able to beat North Cath­o­lic twice in one sea­son would be a nice ac­com­plish­ment for us."

The Roy­als (14-3 over­all through Mon­day) also de­feated the Tro­jans, 11-0, back on April 17."

 

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Baseball: Vincentian wins Section 4-A crown

Written by John D'Abruzzo on .

So far this season, the Vincentian baseball team has lived up to its preseason hype. The Royals entered this spring as the Post-Gazette's favorite in Class A and ended up carrying the No. 1 ranking through the regular season.

On May 4, Vincentian (14-3, 10-0) closed out its section schedule with a 2-0 win over Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic to finish with a perfect 10-0 record in Section 4-A. Senior Jay Cortese struck out eight batters to earn the win against the Trojans. Freshman Kyler Fedko drove in both runs. The win also marked Vincentian's eighth-straight victory since losing an exhibition game April 18 against Class AAAA Shaler. During the span of those eight games, the Royals outscored their opponents by a whopping 105-14.

"Cortese shut them out and it was good to see our guys play a close game because we haven't see that in a while," Vincentian coach Paul Quarantillo said. "We still could have done a little better. We left guys in scoring position.

"Still, I'm happy with the way we've been playing. We're playing great defense and our pitchers are doing a great job."

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Baseball: North Feature Athlete - Vincentian's Christian Fedko

Written by John D'Abruzzo on .

Name: Christian Fedko
School: Vincentian
Grade: 10
Sport: Baseball
Position: Shortstop

Background: A 5-foot-11, 190-pound sophomore, Fedko has played a big part in Vincentian's success the past two seasons. He broke onto the varsity scene last year as a freshman phenom and ended up being among the WPIAL's top hitters as well as earned all-section honors. This season, Fedko kept his offensive stroke consistent with his rookie campaign. Through 14 games, he was batting .676 (23 for 34) with three home runs, 10 RBIs and 25 runs scored. He also had an on-base percentage of .778.