Hockey: West Feature Athlete – West Allegheny’s Anthony Dominick

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Name: Anthony Dominick

School: West Allegheny

Grade: 12

Sport: Hockey


Background: Is the No. 1 goaltender for the only undefeated team in Class A. Has started seven of the team’s eight games and has been solid as he has a 7-0-0 record with a 2.26 goals-against average and a respectable .886 save percentage. Has one shutout this season and has faced an average of 16.7 shots per game. Was an all-star selection last season.


Football: A rarity ... no West Allegheny in semifinals

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Drew Karpen profiles the West Allegheny football team.

"Under Bob Palko, West Allegheny and the WPIAL semifinals are almost synonymous.That's why it will look a little different when the Class AAA semifinals start tonight without the Indians as a participant.

It is their first time not advancing that far since 2011.

"You put so much time and effort into it, and you have been to the finals and we are use to our season lasting longer," Palko said. "Now that it is over, it is like getting punched in the gut. You just handle it and you move.

"At the end of the day, it is a game and it is one where we are trying to teach them life lessons.""


Wrestling: West Allegheny turns to alumnus as new coach

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Ken Wunderley profiles new West Allegheny wrestling coach Ron Tarquinio. Read his story below.

Mike Johnson didn't want to quit coaching, but a new job forced him to make a change.

Ron Tarquinio had no current plans to become a head coach, but couldn't pass up the opportunity to coach his alma mater.

Johnson stepped down as West Allegheny's head wrestling coach in October after accepting a job as a police officer in Findlay Township.

"I was concerned that my new job would keep me from giving 100 percent to my job as head coach," said Johnson, a 1990 West Allegheny graduate who served as the Indians head coach for eight years.


Alumni Update - Demetrius Floyd (Juniata)

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HUNTINGDON, Pa. - Juniata and Susquehanna battled once again in the annual Goalpost Game at a cold and windy KnoxFloyd Juniata Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Crusaders scored late in third quarter to break a 17-17 tie and held on for a 24-17 victory to take the Goalpost for the first time in three years. It was also Senior Day as the team recognized its 15 graduating senior players, two cheerleaders, and two student managers.

On defense, Demetrius Floyd, a West Allegheny graduate, had nine tackles with two going for losses of seven yards.


(photo courtesy of Juniata College)


Hockey: Dominick stellar in net, Ligas and Weber lead offense for unbeaten Indians

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West Allegheny continues to take advantage of the PIHL’s annual realignment.


Nearly a quarter of the way through the season the Indians have the best record in Class A, 6-0-0, are one of only two undefeated teams in the classification – Freeport is 4-0-0 – and have a four-point lead in the Western Conference.


Part of the reason for the early success also goes to the team’s offensive prowess, which has been catalyzed by the addition of seniors Jess Ligas and Sean Weber, who sat out last year to play junior hockey. Ligas leads the team with 11 goals and Weber has 13 assists and a team-leading 23 points.