Football: Unbeaten Washington controls its own fate in Interstate Conference

Written by Drew Karpen on .

Drew Karpen profiles the Washington football team.

"The high school football season is halfway complete and teams find themselves in positions where they can start looking at placements in the playoffs.

In each classification, favorites looking to make a run present themselves.

In Class AA, there are five teams still without a loss that seem to be top contenders for the 2014 WPIAL title — Highlands, Seton-La Salle, defending PIAA champions South Fayette, Aliquippa and Washington."



2014 Washington Football Preview

Written by Brad Everett on .

Washington's rushing attack suffered a huge blow when star running back Shai McKenzie went down with a season-ending knee injury the third game of the 2013 season. However, underclassmen running backs Malik Wells and Jordon West stepped up and helped the Little Prexies place second in the Interstate Conference.

Wells, a senior, and West, a junior, are back and make Washington perhaps the favorite to win the conference title. Wells rushed for 605 yards and nine touchdowns, while West ran for 480 yards and nine touchdowns.

"They made the most of the opportunity," said coach Mike Bosnic, who added he has more than 60 players on the roster. "Right now, both guys have looked very good and very sharp."


Boys Basketball: Faust returns to coach Washington

Written by John D'Abruzzo on .

John D'Abruzzo profiles new Washington boys basketball coach Ron Faust.

"When Joe Nicolella began searching for a new basketball coach to take over Washington High School's boys program, it didn't take long before he reached out to an old friend.

Nicolella, the school's athletic director, called Ron Faust and tried to lure the former coach back to the basketball court.

"When Mark Gaither told me he was stepping down, I thought about it for a little bit and then thought: 'How about Ron?' " Nicolella said. "When we went through the logistics of him returning, we didn't hesitate to have him come back."

Faust was five years into his retirement after nearly 30 years as the Little Prexies boys basketball coach. But he was intrigued by Nicolella's offer."




Track: Washington’s relay team wins gold

Written by Ryan Riordan on .

Four Washington High School athletes went home with gold medals last weekend.

D’Heaven Kelley, Ben Heim, Quorteze Levy and DeQuay Isbell each ran a leg on the Little Prexies’ 4x800 meter relay that won the event Saturday with a time of 7:58.35.

Wyomissing finished second with a time of 8:02.21.


Track: Washington senior dashes to another title

Written by Joe Koch on .

Joe Koch profiles Washington track standout Alyssa Wise.

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"Washington High School's Alyssa Wise might have some concerns going into this week's PIAA Track and Field Championships at Shippensburg University because of a painful left hamstring.

But if she has the same type of success in South Central Pennsylvania as she had under brutal conditions at the WPIAL championships last Thursday at Baldwin High Stadium, she won't complain.

Sporting a heavily taped wrap on her left leg, Wise had an excellent start and maintained her momentum all the way down the stretch to win the Class AA girls 100-meter dash with a record-setting time of 11.95 seconds. Familiar rival Ally Bartoszewicz of Vincentian Academy was second with a time of 12.2 seconds.

The performance will give Wise the opportunity to defend the PIAA Class AA 100-meter championship she won a year ago with a time of 11.85 seconds. But that balky hamstring kept her out of the 200-meter dash in the qualifying meet leading up to the championship, and she will be unable to defend her state title in the half-lap race."