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Baseball: Washington could be on its way to another section title

Written by Brad Everett on .

Five up, five down for Wash High.

The two-time defending section champions have raced to a 5-0 mark in Class AA Section 2. The Little Prexies (5-1 overall) have won five in a row since suffering a 14-4 loss to defending WPIAL Class A champion California in the season opener.

However, the Little Prexies are not the only undefeated team in the section. Brownsville is 4-0. A game between the two earlier in the season was postponed, so they are now scheduled to play on consecutive days later this week – at Brownsville on Thursday, and at Washington on Friday. The Falcons are 7-1 overall.

Washington has relied on excellent pitching thus far, as the Little Prexies have surrendered only eight runs in their five victories. The wins have come against Beth-Center (5-2), Waynesburg (7-3), Frazier (5-1), Charleroi (12-2) and Chartiers-Houston (10-0).

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Varsity Xtra: Wash machine - In mid-80s, Washington couldn't be beat

Written by Mike White on .

In this week's Varsity Xtra cover story, Mike White takes a look back at the great run of the Washington boys basketball team that won 52 games in a row over the course of two seasons.

"The Washington Little Prexies of the mid 1980s never scored high on the eyeball test.

Their center was 5 feet 11 and known much more for running with a football than shooting a basketball. Two of the team's guards were brothers — one who wore glasses with thick black rims that made him look as if he came straight from "Revenge of the Nerds." The other brother resembled a chubby Larry Bird. Also, the team didn't have a starter taller than 6-2.

"I know some people would laugh at us when we warmed up," said Ron Faust, Washington's coach, then and now.

But if ever looks were deceiving, Washington was a prime example. In terms of WPIAL greatness and domination, the little Little Prexies of 30 years ago were a sight to behold."

 

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Alumni Update - Alyssa Wise (Pittsburgh)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - The University of Pittsburgh men's and women's track and field teams enjoyed a second consecutiveWise Pitt successful weekend at Penn State as the Panthers took home four first place finishes and numerous personal bests at the Nittany Lion Challenge.

Freshman Alyssa Wise, a Washington graduate, raced to a victory and a new personal best (7.60) in the 60 meter dash.

 

(photo courtesy of University of Pittsburgh)

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Boys Basketball: South Feature Athlete - DeQuay Isbell, Washington

Written by Brad Everett on .

Name: DeQuay Isbell
School: Washington
Grade: 12
Sport: Boys Basketball
Position: Guard-Forward

Background: Isbell scored a game-high 18 points to lead Washington to a 66-65 win against Seton-LaSalle last Friday. The Rebels had their 31-game section winning streak end with the loss. Washington is 8-6 overall and 6-2 in Class AA Section 3. Isbell, a 6-foot-2 forward, leads the Little Prexies in scoring with 15.4 points per game. He's helped the Little Prexies thrive under new coach Ron Faust, who is in his second stint with the team after a five-year "retirement." Isbell is also a football and track standout.

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Girls Basketball: Washington heads to West Virginia for eight-team tournament

Written by Joe Koch on .

Washington High has played pretty well in its first six games. The Little Prexies are 4-2 overall and lead Section 4-AA with a 3-0 record.

Today, the Little Prexies travel to Harrison County, W.Va., for the eight-team EQT Classic being hosted by Bridgeport High School. Six of the eight teams -- East Fairmont, Fairmont Senior, University (of Morgantown), Frankfort, Robert C. Byrd and Bridgeport -- are from West Virginia. The other entry is Propel Andrew Street, a school based in Homestead that does not play in the WPIAL, but does play some WPIAL teams on its schedule.

Washington is playing Robert C. Byrd at 2:30 p.m. today at Bridgeport Middle School. According to Maxpreps.com, the Eagles are 4-2 overall and have lost two games in a row to East Fairmont (48-43) and Lincoln (64-41). The event continues Tuesday and concludes Wednesday with seventh-, fifth- and third-place games with the championship game being played at 2:30 p.m.