Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A pretty pic and a few other notes

According to at least one area softball coach, Geibel has dropped its team, which, if true, creates a couple openings in schedules for other members of Section 2-A.
A Section 2 preview in the Herald-Standard of Uniontown, which ran March 27, included Geibel. http://www.heraldstandard.com/sports/local/section-a-softball-preview/article_97e83307-589f-518a-8860-f1624d66886f.html
Beth-Center, Carmichaels, Jefferson-Morgan, West Greene, California and Mapletown also compete in Section 2.
*Morgan Meadows, one of the top pitchers in the area last year, moved from Peters Township to Tennessee.
* Former O-R staff writer Mark Lazerus, who moved to the scenic world of Gary, Ind. and the Post-Tribune, informed us that former Canon-McMillan standout Jeravin Matthews has earned a starting spot at cornerback for Northwestern.
Matthews, one of the fastest football players to hail from Washington County, has played running back and receiver in his first two years with the Wildcats.
* Thanks to Mike White of the Post-Gazette. He informed me that the last time a player from Washington or Greene counties led the WPIAL in scoring came in 1998 when Bentworth's Bryant Thomas averaged 32.5. Thomas went to Cal U, where he got into some trouble and his collegiate basketball career never materialized.
In 1996, Carmichaels' Justin Voithofer paced the WPIAL at 29.0.
This year, Avella's Amanda Temple led all WPIAL girls players with a 22.0 scoring average.
The last time a girl from a school other than Monessen led the WPIAL in scoring came in 1988 when Burgettstown's Jamie O'Donnell averaged 27.0
* A few months ago, The Varsity Letters ran a picture of South Fayette's 2010 PIAA Class AA championship ring. Some of this blog's faithful readers from the Clairton area asked if I would post a picture of the Bears' title rings from football.
As promised.

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