Saturday, February 23, 2013
Senior Nelson Westwood nets career high 20 in QV upset win.
Senior Nelson Westwood saved a great performance for last on Saturday and Quaker Valley boys basketball is headed to the WPIAL Final Four. Westwood, who all season filled the role of QV’s top defender and assist leader, played the role of go-to scorer. He poured in a career-high 20 points in addition to an overall great floor game to lead QV in the 62-61 upset victory. “We knew we were going to get our chances, and luckily we took advantage when the opportunities arose,” Westwood said. But #3 seed Seton La Salle did not go without a fight. Quaker Valley clung to a one point lead with 16 seconds on the clock on Saturday afternoon at North Hills High School, and Seton La Salle had possession of the ball. SLS Junior Point guard Dale …
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
The playoff game begins at 7 p.m. in the high school gym.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
The 20-4 Quaker Valley Boys Basketball Team will have a home playoff game at 7 p.m. tonight at the QV High School Gymnasium against Chestnut Ridge High School. After a disappointing one-point loss in the WPIAL quarterfinals to Sto-Rox, the Quakers earned a bid in the PIAA playoffs when Beaver Falls won the WPIAL Championship on Saturday. Head Coach Mike Mastroianni is excited and believes that the Quakers have the tools to make a run. "I've said all year that this is a state playoff caliber team. Now we get a chance to prove it," he said. The Quakers are led by Senior Steven Emch at 12.4 points per game, but offer a evenly balanced approach with five players averaging between 9 and 12 points per game. Junior Burke Moser leads the …
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Quaker Valley girls dominate 49-38 over Ford City.
After waiting 14 years for a WPIAL girls basketball playoff victory, Quaker Valley didn’t miss its chance this time. In fact, the Quakers didn’t miss much of anything, hitting nine 3-point shots during the game. The Quaker Valley girls basketball team won its first WPIAL playoff game since 1997 with a dominating 49-38 opening-round victory over Ford City Friday night at Northgate High School. “Everybody was on their game, and I just thought it was a good team effort,” Quaker Valley coach Jim Dudas said. Coming off a stunning 44-35 upset over tournament No. 3 seed Deer Lakes (20-2) in an exhibition game last Monday, the Quaker Valley girls took that momentum right into the start of the Class AA championships. The Quakers (15-8) advanced to …
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
The team remains in control of their playoff hopes with three upcoming section games.
Quaker Valley girls basketball coach Jim Dudas spoke in raspy tones following a 65-48 Section 6-AA road loss to Avonworth Thursday night. Dudas almost lost his voice while directing his team’s defensive and offensive strategy from the sidelines while the Quakers took their shot against one of the top teams in the WPIAL. “I was extremely pleased with the way our girls competed,” Dudas said. “They really got after it. “ Avonworth just has the better team right now,” he said. “But we’ll get better.” The Quakers moved to fourth place in section play at 6-3 and 10-6 overall. Don’t count the Quakers out. They remained in control of their playoff hopes with three upcoming section games against South Side Beaver on Thursday, Our Lady of Sacred …
Saturday, January 29, 2011
QV boys defeated Northgate 58-36 Friday night.
The Northgate boys basketball team ran into twin trouble in a 58-36 Section 6-AA loss to playoff bound Quaker Valley Friday night. Quaker Valley clinched its sixth consecutive WPIAL playoff berth as twin brothers Joe and Sam Peduto combined to score 32 points. The Quakers maintained their hold on second place in the section at 7-2 and moved to 13-3 overall. Northgate slipped to 3-5 and 7-9 overall. Sam Peduto, a 6-foot-4 junior forward/center, led the Quakers with 20 points and collected 13 rebounds. Joe Peduto, a 6-3 junior forward, added 12 points. The Quakers resume section play at Avonworth at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. GIRLS Section 6-AA Quaker Valley 41, Northgate 27 – Sophomore guard Sierra Perlik scored 21 points to lead the Quakers (6-2, …
Friday, January 28, 2011
The girls basketball team won 41-27 at home Thursday night.
Defense has been front and center as the Quaker Valley High School girls basketball team continues its drive for a WPIAL Section 6-AA playoff berth. The Quakers’ defense turned it up another notch, and just pulled off a rare achievement, by shutting out Northgate for a full eight-minute quarter. Quaker Valley outscored Northgate 12-0 in the opening quarter and went on to a 41-27 section home victory Thursday night. Quaker Valley remained in second place in the section standings at 6-2 and moved to 9-5 overall. Northgate slipped to 1-8 and 5-12 overall. Sophomore guard Sierra Perlik led the Quakers with 21 points, and Kayla Saylor tossed in 14 points for Northgate. Quaker Valley returns to the court against Cornell for an exhibition game in…
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Quaker Valley remained in second place with a 36-34 victory at New Brighton.
The WPIAL Section 6-AA boys basketball playoff race is far from over, but Quaker Valley survived a determined upset bid and remained in second place with a 36-34 victory at New Brighton Tuesday night. Senior 6-foot-5 center Jon West made the key rebound to end New Brighton’s attempt to tie the game in the closing seconds, and Quaker Valley moved to 5-2 in section play and 11-3 overall following another strong defensive performance. After scoring just 14 points in the first half, the Quakers gave up only 16 points in the second half. The Quakers trailed 29-23 going into the fourth quarter and put the game away by outscoring New Brighton 13-5 in the final eight minutes of play. Senior guard Ben Stevenson led Quaker Valley with 13 points. …
Friday, January 21, 2011
Avid Steelers fans forced to watch Sunday's big game out of town can find good company at a Steelers bar near you.
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Friday, January 21, 2011
If you’re living in Pittsburgh right now, the concept of wishing to see more black and gold, or feeling deprived of company swathed in Terrible Towels might seem strange. But for Sarah Crawshaw, a former Pittsburgher living in Charleston, SC, and other members of the Pittsburgh Diaspora, playoff season comes with more than a touch of nostalgia. Raised on the North Side in a family of die-hard fans famous for their resplendent tailgate parties, Crawshaw admits that sometimes she finds herself grading papers between plays when she watches games now. It's harder to get her Southern friends interested in the action. “My parents have had season tickets to Steelers games for 40 years. So tailgates are literally like homecoming for me,” Crawshaw …
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Nobody messes with Steelers Nation ... even fellow Patch sites.
We at the Pittsburgh area Patch sites (all 12 of them) are pretty sure Ron Cassie is hanging his head in shame today. A local editor for the Dundalk Patch in Maryland, which is located right outside of Baltimore, Cassie yesterday wrote and posted a list of 10 reasons to hate the Steelers. And, after our team’s 31-24 victory over the dirty birds Saturday, we have one thing to say to him … Stairway to Seven, baby! Yeah! Ahem, but back to his list. Cassie’s first and second reasons for hating on the Pittsburgh Steelers were team mascot Steely McBeam and team quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Eh, we can understand having no love for Steely. I don’t know too many 'burghers who enjoy him. As for Roethlisberger, I’ll just say that he’s a damn good …
Friday, January 14, 2011
The Quakers lost 45-39 against Our Lady of Sacred Heart Thursday night.
Quaker Valley girls basketball coach Jim Dudas predicted a close playoff race in Section 6-AA this season. The Quakers helped tighten the race with a 45-39 loss against Our Lady of Sacred Heart Thursday night at the Quaker Valley gym. With a total of six section matchups remaining on the schedule, Quaker Valley slipped into third place and remained very much in contention to reach the postseason with a 4-2 section record and a 7-5 overall mark. Avonworth (5-0, 11-1) leads the section standings, followed by Our Lady of Sacred Heart (4-1, 7-6), Quaker Valley and Sto-Rox (3-2, 4-8). Northgate (1-4, 4-8), South Side Beaver (1-4, 3-9) and Freedom (0-5, 2-9) round out the section. Sophomore guard Sierra Perlik led Quaker Valley with 18 points …