Alumni Update - Alyssa Wise (Pittsburgh)

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AKRON, OHIOSelect members of the Pitt men’s and women’s track and field teams recorded top-finishes andWise Pitt set personal records at the Campbell/Wright Invitational, hosted by the University of Akron this weekend.

Sophomore Alyssa Wise also posted a personal best performance Saturday afternoon. Wise, a Washington graduate, recorded an 11.56 in the 100 meter dash, taking first place in the event. Prior to that, her fastest was an 11.65 which was set at the Miami Hurricane Alumni Invitational in early April of this year.


(photo courtesy of University of Pittsburgh)


Baseball: South Feature Athlete - Washington’s Kurt Adkins

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Name: Kurt Adkins
High School: Washington
Grade: 12
Sport: Baseball
Position: Outfielder

Background: Adkins is best known for his accomplishments on the football field, but he's making an impact in two other sports this spring. Adkins leads the Washington baseball team in hitting and is also a track standout. In baseball, he's a starting outfielder and leadoff hitter who is batting .500 with 10 RBIs and six extra-base hits. In track, Adkins won the 200-meter dash and placed second in the 100 at last Saturday's Washington-Greene County Coaches Championships. Adkins, a Seton Hill football recruit, rushed for 1,281 yards and 21 touchdowns last season. Teammate Jordan West, who also rushed for more than 1,000 yards, doubles as an excellent baseball player, as well. West is batting .457 with a team-high 13 RBIs.


Track: Washington’s Heim has high hopes

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Ben Heim was one of the top middle distance runners in WPIAL Class AA last season.

Now a little more seasoned, Heim is hopeful to achieve even more this season.

Heim, a junior at Washington, last season placed fourth in the 800-meter run at the WPIAL championships, which qualified him for the PIAA championships. Two of the three runners ahead of him return, one being Beaver Falls star Dom Perretta, a Penn State recruit who is the two-time defending PIAA champion in the 800 and 1,600.

In his first invitational of the season, Heim finished second in the 800 at the Warrior Classic at Central Valley. He ran a time of 2:04.58. Perretta won the race with a mark of 1:59.69. Heim also competed in the 1,600 and placed ninth after posting a time of 4:49.25. Perretta won that event also, running 4:28.90.


Boys Basketball: Washington hopes to continue playoff run

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After losing in the WPIAL Class AA quarterfinals, Washington had to win a play-in game to earn a spot in the PIAA playoffs.

Now that the Little Prexies are in the bracket, they appear as if they'd like to stick around for a while.

Washington (20-7) hopes to build off its first PIAA playoff win since 2010 when it faces WPIAL runner-up Lincoln Park (23-4) in a second-round game Wednesday at Peters Township. The winner will play the Greensburg Central Catholic-Quaker Valley winner in Saturday's quarterfinals.

Washington lost to eventual champion Aliquippa, 49-36, in the WPIAL quarterfinals, but the Little Prexies responded by winning a pair of play-in games -- they beat Seton-LaSalle and Quaker Valley -- followed by a 53-39 triumph against District 10 champion Greenville. Nate Swart led the Little Prexies with 20 points, while Markel Pulliam added 16 and Matt Popeck 11.


Boys Basketball: South Feature Athlete - Washington's Matt Popeck

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Name: Matt Popeck
High School: Washington
Grade: 11
Sport: Boys Basketball
Position: Point guard

Background: Popeck, a 6-foot point guard, is helping Washington put together another strong season. Popeck is a two-year starter who played shooting guard last season before transitioning to point guard this season. He leads the team in scoring with 16.8 points per game. Popeck was named all-section last season when he averaged 15.8 points per game. Washington is 7-5 overall and tied for second in Class AA Section 3 with a 5-1 record. The Little Prexies host Burgettstown tonight and travel to rival Seton-LaSalle on Friday. Popeck scored 28 points in the first meeting with the Rebels.