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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.

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Football: South Feature Athlete - Washington's DeQuay Isbell

Written by Brad Everett on .

Name: DeQuay Isbell
High School: Washington
Grade: 12
Sport: Football
Position: Wide receiver/cornerback

Background: DeQuay is the master of the big play, as few WPIAL players have even approached his eye-popping statistics this season. Isbell has scored a touchdown of at least 50 yards in all 10 games this season. He's scored a team-high 17 touchdowns, 12 of which have been from 50 yards or longer. The average length of Isbell's touchdowns is 52.8 yards. The touchdowns have come in a variety of ways, too – reception, rush, punt return, kickoff return and interception return. A 6-foot-3 senior who also stars for the Wash High track team, Isbell had a 75-yard touchdown catch in last week's 34-7 win against Steel Valley in a WPIAL Class AA first-round game. The Little Prexies (10-0) play Apollo-Ridge (9-1) in a quarterfinal Friday at Latrobe.

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Alumni Update - Joe Phillips (Slippery Rock)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

Joe Phillips led Slippery Rock to a 31-21 victory over IUP, as The Rock held the Crimson Hawks to just 26 rushing yards.Phillips SRU Phillips notched 4.5 tackles for loss for 20 yards, including three sacks. He also forced a fumble and registered an interception, while recording five solo tackles and six total stops.

Phillips was part of a Slippery Rock defense that notched eight sacks, 13 tackles of loss and four interceptions.

The Washington graduate earned PSAC West Defensive Player of the Week.

(photo courtesy of Slippery Rock University)