Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The girls' team won the state championship in November.
The PIAA girls soccer champions are ranked no. 1 in the nation by MaxPreps. The Peters Township Indians received the honor over 32,000 other varsity teams. The Indians ended their season defeating Cumberland Valley 1-0 in the state champions, giving them a record of 21-0.
Friday, May 25, 2012
The Lady Indians defeated Pine-Richland, 21-18, Thursday night winning their fourth championship since 2007.
Peters Township girls lacrosse (16-4) seized the WPIAL title Thursday night after a big 21-18 win against Pine-Richland (16-3). The team hasn't held the title since 2009, but also held it in 2007 and 2008. Goals were scored by Hannah Wilcox, Alison Hurley, Sarah Bootman, Rachel Berquist, Catlin Carey and Torrey Schwartz. Both Mel Morgret and Sarah Kronket played in goal while Hannah Dray, Emily Kipling, Katie Denning, Rachel Windmeuller and Izzy DiGnazio provided exceptional defense. The game was a nail biter right from the opening whistle with Pine-Richland scoring the first two goals of the game. Excellent teamwork helped Wilcox score three goals in the first half. All three of her goals were assisted by different Peters players (…
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
A roundup of the region's top weekly stories.
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Saturday, January 14, 2012
Indians trailed entire game as Mt. Lebanon pulled away in second half.
Conference rivals Mt. Lebanon and Peters Township have a history of close match-ups, and early in Friday’s game at Mt. Lebanon High School it was the same story. The Blue Devils took an early 19-16 advantage after the first quarter. The Indians faced full-court pressure after each made basket and slipped further behind by 5 at halftime, 29-24. Peters did its best to keep pace in the second half. Standout Dakota Norton led all scorers with 22 points. Mt. Lebanon however extended its lead by a dozen, 44-32 at the end of the third quarter. The Blue Devils were led by Kamic Anyang who tossed in 15 points for the defending PIAA AAAA State runner-ups. In the end, Mt. Lebanon pulled away, 57-42, sending the Indians with another loss. Peters falls…
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Hear from a few of the female state soccer champs following Saturday's historical win.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
By: Shane Dazen The Peters Township Lady Indian soccer team captured its second consecutive state championship on Saturday against Pennridge. It is the first time in which a female soccer team has defended its previous title in Pennsylvania state history. Although the Lady Indians were outshot 15 to three, they made the most of an early tally by sophomore striker Veronica Latsko at the 21-minute mark of the first half. Taking a pass from freshman Laurel Carpenter, Latsko weaved through two defenders before netting the eventual deciding goal. Stingy defense and a spectacular effort by sophomore goalkeeper Megan Parker helped to preserve the 1-0 victory over the seventeenth ranked team in the nation, according to the National Soccer Coaches …
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Peters Township School Board and superintendent recognized recent accomplishments within the district, including some major sports titles.
“We have a lot to celebrate tonight,” said Peters Township School District Superintendent Dr. Nina Zetty at Monday night’s regular meeting of the PT Board of School Directors. The meeting began with a “Celebration of Excellence,” where Zetty recognized academic, artistic, athletic, character and leadership achievements within the PT school district. Here are some highlights of the success stories Zetty told: Academics Last week, Pleasant Valley Elementary principal Mike Fisher and teacher Traci Stunek traveled to Washington, D.C., to receive the building’s National Blue Ribbon Award, she said. Pleasant Valley has been named a Title I Distinguished School by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. It was recognized for making AYP for two …
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
The Indians advance to next round, remeet Seneca Valley.
The Peters Township varsity baseball team won its opening game of the PIAA playoffs Monday afternoon with a 6-1 win over DuBois at Berwind Park in St Mary’s. The Indians will take on Seneca Valley Thursday in the second round of the state playoffs. Seneca Valley defeated Erie McDowell 8-5 in yesterday’s game. The game will amount to be a rematch of the WPIAL championship game, in which the Indians lost to the Raiders.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Basketball classifications will not change.
Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association board members on Wednesday evening did not pass a proposal to eliminate two games from varsity schedules. Originally floated to help districts save on expenses during a tough budget year, the idea was met with resistance from athletic directors, coaches and administrators across the state, according to Melissa Mertz, PIAA assistant executive director. Many local coaches and athletic directors said such a decision is best left to individual schools. A planning committee voted down the plan during a Wednesday night meeting in Chambersburg. It also voted down three plans involving non-boundary schools and state classifications. Questions were raised about fair competition among public, …
Saturday, May 14, 2011
All varsity sports except football may lose two games.
In an effort to ease the burden of strained school budgets, the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association is considering a move that would eliminate two contests from all varsity schedules, except football, sparing some school-district dollars the cost of transportation and officials. The 12-district state sports association will vote in less than two weeks, when the PIAA convenes on May 25 and 26 in conjunction with state track & field championships, to decide whether or not to reduce athletics schedules for upcoming school years. “Knowing that many districts are facing financial strains due to (Gov. Tom) Corbett’s proposed budget, the association is looking for ways to help districts save on expenses,” said Melissa N. Mertz, an …