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Track: West Mifflin's Wheeler expected back this week

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West Mifflin’s Jimmy Wheeler, who has missed the last two weeks, is expected back this week according to Titans coach Mike Mazzarese.

Wheeler was injured in a meet in early April against Chartiers Valley. Mazzarese said the injury, as well as other undisclosed reasons, have kept Wheeler off the track for the past couple of weeks.

Wheeler, who led all WPIAL football players in the fall with 2,616 yards and 37 touchdowns, finished sixth in 2013 in the 100 meters.

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Track: South Feature Athlete — West Mifflin’s Kevin Garbark

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Name: Kevin Garbark
School: West Mifflin
Grade: 11
Sport: Track and Field

Background: Garbark won the 100 and 200 at the Butler Invitational last Friday. The previous week, Garbark won the 200 and placed second to Mt. Lebanon’s Troy Apke in the 100 at the Tri-State Track and Field Coaches Association Championships at West Mifflin. Last season, Garbark finished seventh in the 100 and 11th in the 200 at the WPIAL Class AAA championships. He also plays football for the Titans

West Mifflin coach Mike Mazzarese: “I’ve been very pleased with him so far this season. Whatever I need him to run, he does it. I told him before our meet against McGuffey he was going to run the 400, and he went out and won it.”

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Baseball: South Feature Athlete - A.J. Olasz, West Mifflin

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Name: A.J. Olasz
School: West Mifflin
Grade: 12
Sport: Baseball
Position: Pitcher

Background Info: Olasz, a senior left-hander, tossed a no-hitter with seven strikeouts and just one walk in leading West Mifflin to a 12-0, five-inning win against defending WPIAL Class AAA champion South Park last Wednesday. With the win, Olasz improved to 3-0 on the season and lowered his ERA to a miniscule 0.38. Olasz has struck out 32 in 18 innings. Heading into yesterday's game against Thomas Jefferson, West Mifflin (5-2 overall, 3-1 in Section 4) was tied atop the section standings with South Park and Thomas Jefferson. The Titans are the Post-Gazette's No. 2 ranked team in Class AAA.

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Alumni Update - Rebecca Schorr (Pitt-Johnstown)

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Rebecca Schorr placed first in the 800-meter run to lead the Lady Cat track and field team at Saturday'sSchorr PJU Frostburg University Invitational. Schorr, a West Mifflin graduate, finished with a time of 2:26.

(photo courtesy of University of Pitt-Johnstown)

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Softball: West Mifflin active early in the season

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

Without even making a trip down south, West Mifflin has been able to play seven games already in this young season that has been plagued by precipitation and cold weather. And with a player like senior Paige Flore, it is easy to see why the Titans have been so eager to play. Flore is one of the top pitchers in Class AAA. She has helped the team out to a 6-1 start including winning two of three games in Section 3-AAA.

Outside of the section, West Mifflin posted impressive wins against WPIAL heavyweights in Mt. Lebanon and Franklin Regional. They also won impressive games against Keystone Oaks and Steel Valley. Within the section, the Titans posted section wins at Belle Vernon and South Park, sandwiched around a loss at Elizabeth Forward. Flore may have had her most impressive game against Steel Valley, in a 10-0 six-inning win, she struck out 14 while helping her cause at the plate with four hits.