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Track: Winning a Wise decision at Washington

Written by Brad Everett on .

Brad Everett profiles Washington track standout Alyssa Wise.

2014 0410 Washington GTrack(Photo: Washington's Alyssa Wise competes in the 100 meter dash at the PIAA track and field championships at Shippensburg University last May. Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)

"Tens of thousands of high school athletes from around Pennsylvania will compete in track and field this spring, but Alyssa Wise is different than all of the others.

Wise is the most decorated female sprinter in the state.

A senior at Washington High School, Wise was a golden girl last season, as she swept the 100- and 200-meter dashes at the PIAA Class AA championships. Her time of 11.85 seconds in the 100 was just 0.07 shy of the PIAA record held by Rochester great Lauryn Williams, an Olympic medalist.

So what will Wise do for an encore before she takes her talents to Pitt? Wise, who chose the Panthers over Syracuse, said she would like to sweep the sprint events at the WPIAL championships, something she did not do last season when she placed second in the 200 to Vincentian's Ally Bartoszewicz."

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Boys Basketball: Washington enjoying excellent opening to the season

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Tri-State Sports News & Service writer Drew Karpen profiles the Washington boys basketball team. Click here to read his story.

"In every classification there seems to emerge different tiers of teams.

* There are the serious title contenders year in and year out.

* There are teams that fly under the radar that will usually make it to the playoffs but are not a serious threat to win the championship.

* Then there are the teams striving to get better and can surprise anyone on any given night.

At least for now, it would appear that the Washington boys basketball team falls into the middle tier in Class AA. The Little Prexies have made it to the WPIAL playoffs the past two years but were knocked out on those two occasions in the preliminary round and first round, respectively."

 

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Boys Basketball: Washington trying to duplicate last season's success

Written by Brad Everett on .

A year ago, Washington won its first six games on the way to a 17-win season.

This year's team hopes a similar start will lead to another successful season.

Washington has won its first four games, including a victory against at Bishop Canevin in last Friday's Class AA Section 4 opener.

The Little Prexies will look to continue their strong play when they host Chartiers-Houston tonight in a section contest. The Little Prexies will play their final section game of this calendar year Friday at Brentwood.

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Boys Cross Country: Kelley finishes career with strong showing at state

Written by Ryan Riordan on .

 

In his last high school cross country meet, Washington’s D’Heaven Kelley finished strong.

Kelley placed 12th at the PIAA Class A meet Saturday at Hershey Park, finishing with a time of 17:00. It was the third fastest time among WPIAL Class A runners, finishing behind Eden Christian Academy’s Carter Smith (ninth place) and South Side Beaver’s Colten Trimble (10th).

Kelley ran a 17:31 at WPIALs last week, finishing in sixth place.

Last season at states, Kelley finished in 87th place, running a time of 18:07.

 

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Football: Washington likely to forfeit six wins

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Post-Gazette writer Mike White reports that Washington will likely have to forfeit six wins for using an ineligible player. Click here to read his story.

"The Washington High School football team likely will have to forfeit six victories and will be booted out of the WPIAL playoffs for using an ineligible player who is in his fifth year of high school.

WPIAL executive director Tim O'Malley said he will inform Washington of penalties this morning for using senior receiver-defensive back Quorteze Ivy, who attended ninth grade at a school in Michigan and then was a student for four years at Washington. Under PIAA and WPIAL rules, a student only gets four years (eight semesters) to participate in athletics once he enters ninth grade.

The WPIAL board of control had a hearing with Ivy and Washington school officials Monday afternoon, and the board decided on a penalty afterward. Washington turned itself in to the WPIAL Friday."