Doesn't seem like it, but an entire school year has nearly passed since Clairton, which would be on its way to another PIAA Class A football championship, came to Washington and dominated the Prexies in the opening week of the high school football season.
As long as that game seemed - and watching a contest when one of the contestants shortest third-down attempt was a third-and-7 can seem like an eternity - the year has passed by rather quickly.
There have been outstanding performances, team and individual. Peters Township soccer swept the boys and girls WPIAL Class AAA titles. The girls team went on to win PIAA gold. South Fayette dominated WPIAL Class AA football competition. Monessen won a WPIAL boys basketball championship, playing up in classification no less.Here
Yep, it's been a year to remember.
But it;s not over, not until the final team plays and not until the Observer-Reporter names Boys and Girls Athlete of the Year.
Here's a few names who come to mind as possibilities (if you need a refresher on accomplishments, let me know):
Zach Barnes, Washington; Nick Bolias, Monessen; Christian Brumbaugh, South Fayette; Dakota Conway, California; T.D. Conway, California; Andrew Erenberg, Peters Township; Austin Hancock, Peters Township; Jon Krall, Carmichaels; Josh Patterson, South Fayette; Josh Valentic, Trinity.
The spring season isn't over, which means a baseball player like Justin Bianco of Peters Township or track specialist like Trinity's Mike McClelland could enter the discussion.
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