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Boys Basketball: Woodland Hills standout picks La Roche

Written by Brad Everett on .

As a freshman, Deontae Robertson started on a Woodland Hills team that did not win a game.

He finished his career by leading the Wolverines to the postseason for the first time in 22 years.

It's safe to say the school he plays for in college is getting a player who knows a lot about perseverance.

That school will be La Roche.

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Football: Woodland Hills principal in line to be next head coach

Written by Mike White on .

Mike White reports that Kevin Murray is set to become the new head football coach at Woodland Hills.

"Kevin Murray is the principal at Woodland Hills High School and now set to become only the second head football coach in the history of the school.

A hiring committee has recommended Murray as the Wolverines' new coach, taking over for legendary George Novak, who retired as coach after last season. Novak was the only coach since Woodland Hills opened in 1987.

The Woodland Hills school board still must approve Murray's hiring at a meeting Wednesday night. Besides being principal, Murray has been an assistant football coach for the Wolverines for a number of years, including the past five seasons as assistant head coach. He is a Woodland Hills graduate who played for Novak.

Also on Wednesday night, the Woodland Hills board will vote on the hiring of Ron Coursey as athletic director. Coursey is currently the athletic director at William Penn High School in York, Pa."

 

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Boys Basketball: Woodland Hills' Lee signs with Wheeling Jesuit

Written by Drew Karpen on .

It was a historic season for the 2016-17 Woodland Hills basketball team. The Wolverines won their first playoff game since 1995, advancing to the Class 6A WPIAL semifinals and PIAA first round.

An instrumental part of their success was the play of 5-foot-9 senior guard, Kenny Lee. Lee -- who signed his Letter of Intent to play at Wheeling Jesuit University on April 12 -- scored 12.5 points per game for the Wolverines. He also had 4.5 assists per game and three steals per game on his was to second-team all-section accolades.

 

The Cardinals are a Division II program, competing in the Mountain East Conference. They finished last year 25-8, on their way to an appearance in the Atlantic Region Championship game.

 

Lee also had interests from Central State University, Salem International University, Alderson Broaddus University. Carlow University, West Virginia University Institute of Technology, and Edinboro University.

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Alumni Update - Morgan Murphy (Saint Vincent)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

LEESBURG, Fla. – The Saint Vincent softball team earned a split on day two of their annual Florida Spring Break trip.Murphy SVC

SVC topped North Central University from Minnesota by a 14-0 score in five innings in the first game before falling 7-1 to Alvernia University.

Morgan Murphy, a Woodland Hills graduate, led the Bearcats with a 3-for-3 performance at the plate with three RBI.

 

(photo courtesy of Saint Vincent College)

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Boys Basketball: Woodland Hills will make first PIAA appearance in 22 years

Written by Keith Barnes on .

It's not quite uncharted territory for Woodland Hills making a sojourn into to the PIAA Class 6A playoffs, but it's definitely the road less traveled for the Wolverines.

Woodland Hills (16-9) has not been to the state tournament since making it to the second round in 1994-95. But the Wolverines will have a difficult draw as the No. 4 seed from the WPIAL will take on District 6 champion State College (20-4) Saturday at Bald Eagle Area.

Junior Drew Friberg leads the Little Lions, averaging 17.5 points-per-game, while senior Tommy Sekunda at 16.5 a night.

State College lost in the first round of the state playoffs each of the last two years. The Little Lions have not won a PIAA tournament game since defeating Seneca Valley, 55-54, in double overtime in 2009 and have lost six consecutive state playoffs games. No District 6 team has advanced into the second round since Hollidaysburg in 2010.