Thursday, September 27, 2007

Non-revenue success

Chances are a few readers will be mad with a column I've written for tomorrow's Observer-Reporter concerning that woes of local football as a whole. While there are some great individual talents, team success seems to be suffering more than any year in recent memory.

Consider this: only six teams from the area (South Fayette, Monessen, Burgettstown, Jefferson-Morgan, Mapletown and West Greene) have winning records.

Now consider the abundant success some area teams hve enjoyed recently in non-revenue fall sports. Attempting to pick the best is difficult.

My vote goes to Peters Township boys soccer, but several teams certainly rival the Indians' success, they just don't produce as many Division I players.

There's Burgettstown and South Fayette boys golf. How about Bentworth volleyball? The Bearcats are beating schools in larger classifications rather handily. Don't forget about Peters Township girls soccer or South Fayette boys soccer.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

How about Canon Mac or Fort Cherry track teams in the spring... especially FC with no track making the team playoffs two years in a row... football is down- I must agree.

mike_kovak said...

Sticking to the fall sports for this post, though C-M track is often strong and the FC girls have performed quite well considering they don't have a track.

And, yes, football is down.

mapod said...
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Mapod said...

You have to also consider the golf program of CH and Waynesburg. But do agree on the disappointment in the football programs.

mike_kovak said...

C-H golf is very strong with John Popeck, who may be the most accomplished junior golfer in Washington County history. And, yes, Waynesburg is having a very nice run that started with Robert Rohanna and has continued with his cousin Rachel Rohanna.

Mapod said...

Always wonder why Popeck treansfer to CH. To me Rachel is unbeliveable playing for Waynesburg on the boys team and still shot the scores that she does. Seem she jump to the challenge and not run from them.

Anonymous said...

Talking about track and field...Bentworth track and field has also done very well in the 5 short years of the programs existence. Alex Loos a WPIAL title in the 1600, runner up in the 800. and 5th and 3rd place finish at states as a freshman. Tim Janitor 3 time state qualifer, WPIAL 800 meter champ and state metalist. Last year Dock Harris placed 3rd and WPIALS in hte 200 behind Derek Moye and CJ Baker (a great group to be in) and 8th in the 100. The boys team made team playoffs last year and Bentworth relays continued success in the 4x4 and 4x8. The 4x8 teams at Bentworth has advanced to the WPIAL Championships in all 5 years of existence placing in the past 4 years and advancing to states the past 2. The girls 4x8 team also advanced to WPIAL championships 3 years and placed once. The boys 4x4 has also placed 2 times at the WPIAL meet.