Track: West Allegheny junior thrower is state runner-up

Written by Keith Barnes on .

Keith Barnes profiles West Allegheny javelin thrower Skyler Mason.

"Skyler Mason only competed in one event at the two-day PIAA Class AAA track and field championships at Shippensburg University's Seth Grove Stadium.

Because that particular event, the javelin, didn't get started until Saturday at 12:30 p.m., Mason, a junior at West Allegheny, had a lot of time to kill before his first throw.

"I thought it was fun sitting around all day Friday and watching the running events because I never get to do that and then we went mini-golfing," Mason said.

"But on Saturday I went out and watched the girls throw in the morning, then it got real nerve-wracking.""



Track: West Allegheny's Costa doubly good

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Drew Karpen profiles West Allegheny sprinter Lauren Costa.

2015 0522 WestAllegheny GTrack(Photo: "West Allegheny's Lauren Costa wins the Class AAA 100-meter dash at the WPIAL track championships May 14 at Baldwin. Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)

"In her four-year career at West Allegheny, sprinter Lauren Costa accumulated four WPIAL Class AAA championships, but none was better than her senior year.

Last week, Costa captured her third gold medal in the 100-meter dash and her first in the 200-meter dash in the WPIAL championships at Baldwin High School.

"That was the third time she won the 100-meter dash in Class AAA," West Allegheny coach Jim Hamilton said. "That always helps her program. That is pretty hard to do. The 200 is just gravy. She really likes the 100 but we want her to do better in the 200.

"We try not to over-train so we peak at the right time. She is going to get more competition.""


Track: West Allegheny sprinter wins gold at WPIALs

Written by Justin Criado on .

West Allegheny senior Lauren Costa will compete in this weekend's state championships after winning both the 100- and 200-meter races at the WPIAL Class AAA championships May 14 at Baldwin.

Costa won the 100 with a time of 11.94 seconds before claiming the 200 with a mark of 25.11.


Baseball: Amedure delivers in the clutch for West Allegheny

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Brad Everett profiles West Allegheny baseball player Tyler Amedure.

2015 0515 WestAllegheny Baseball(Photo: West Allegheny's Tyler Amedure has supplied some clutch hits for the Indians this season. Peter Diana/Post-Gazette)

"When Tyler Amedure isn't at school or playing sports, he spends some of his time working as a pizza delivery driver.

On the baseball field, Amedure delivers big production for the defending WPIAL Class AAA champions.

Amedure is one of the top players for the West Allegheny Indians (13-5), who began defense of their district crown Tuesday with a first-round 6-0 victory against Kittanning. West Allegheny will play Hopewell in the quarterfinals on Monday at a site and time to be determined.

After putting together an outstanding junior season, Amedure's senior season hasn't gone quite as smoothly. That's not to say he hasn't been excellent, it's just that his role hasn't been in the same capacity as he had planned."


Track: West Allegheny thrower looks to claim top spot at WPIAL championships

Written by Justin Criado on .

West Allegheny junior Skyler Mason is one of the top javelin throwers in the WPIAL, and he looks to claim that title outright at the WPIAL championships Thursday at Baldwin.

Mason won the qualifiers with a mark of 188 feet, 7 inches, and already owns the school record.