Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The high school baseball post season begins with a WPIAL playoff game Wednesday.
The outlook appears good for the Raiders. When it comes to the top seeds in the WPIAL Class AAAA baseball playoffs, Seneca Valley is ranked first, North Allegheny second, Hempfield third and Pine-Richland fourth. Out of the four, the Pittsburgh Post Gazette predicts that Seneca Valley will be the winner as the Raiders are the two-time defending champions and have seven players who were regulars on last year's team, playoff experience that is very helpful. Since the WPIAL started crowning champions in 1914, the P-G reports only two teams have won three in a row so the odds are stacked against SV. The newspaper also notes that North Allegheny finished second to Seneca Valley in Section 1 and is good enough to win it all. But North Allegheny…
Friday, November 23, 2012
North Allegheny held onto halftime lead through a scoreless second half.
Friday, November 23, 2012
By Bill Allmann After an opening game at Heinz Field that saw 79 points scored, North Allegheny and Woodland Hills picked up where Clairton and Sto-Rox left off, scoring 35 in the first half of the WPIAL Class AAAA Championship. Unfortunately for Woodland Hills’ fans, though, North Allegheny’s 21-14 halftime lead stood the test of time through a scoreless second half and the Tigers won their third straight WPIAL title and fourth overall. “I was surprised there were 35 points scored in the first half,” said Woodland Hills coach George Novak. “North Allegheny has a great defense and our defense played well.” Both defenses belied their reputations early as each team scored on its first possession. On those drives, Zach Lyon made a one-handed …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The battle for the right to go to Heinz Field takes place at North Hills’ stadium Friday.
Seneca Valley hasn’t been to the WPIAL semifinals in 15 years. North Allegheny is showing no signs of slowing down after two undefeated seasons. Both are hoping to become WPIAL champions. On Friday, the Two Quad North powerhouses will meet at North Hills’ Martorelli Stadium for the right to go to Heinz Field for the final game. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. No. 4 seeded Seneca Valley and North Allegheny already met once this season—and it didn’t go well for the Raiders. The no. 1-seeded Tigers trounced the Raiders, 45-3. Seneca Valley has not defeated rival North Allegheny since 2002. In anticipation of Friday’s big game, Patch takes a look at both teams. Under Head Coach Don Holl, who joined Seneca Valley in 2009, a new tradition of winning …
Friday, November 2, 2012
The Raiders defeat the Spartans by a score of 50-20. Plus, check out our gallery of photos from the game and add your own.
Thanks to Friday’s win over Hempfield, the Seneca Valley football team is heading to the WPIAL AAAA quarterfinals. In a matchup at NexTier stadium, the Raiders defeated the Spartans by a score of 50-20. The no. 4 seeded Raiders are now 9-1 overall. Raiders running back Forrest Barnes had standout game Friday with 100 rushing yards, 104 receiving yards and five touchdowns, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. By the time the second half rolled around, the Raiders led the Spartans 43-0. Quarterback Jordan Brown also broke a record Friday by passing for more than 5,000 total career yards, making him the all-time leading passer at Seneca Valley, the Trib reports. Up next, Seneca Valley will take on No. 5 seed Mt. Lebanon in the …
Friday, October 26, 2012
The Raiders win over the Foxes and advance to the WPIAL playoffs.
Seneca Valley is again heading to the WPIAL playoffs. The Raiders beat the Fox Chapel Foxes during Friday’s away game by a score of 54-15. Running back Forrest Barnes rushed for 238 yards and had four touchdowns in the first half of the game, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Starting quarterback Jordan Brown was 9 of 13 for 105 passing yards. Mike Jones, the Raiders junior quartback, also saw action in Friday's game and threw for 113 yards, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Junior defensive lineman Steven Gaviglia also intercepted Fox Chapel quarterback Brandon Mitchell and returned it 30 yards for a touchdown, the Trib said. Along with North Allegheny, Central Catholic, North Hills and Butler, the no. 5 Seneca Valley is…
Friday, October 12, 2012
Cranberry Patch Editor Jessica Sinichak and North Hills Patch Editor Rich Cook each have placed wagers on their respective district winning Friday night's football match-up. The loser has to wear the rival team’s school colors. Help us determine a winner!
Typically the Pittsburgh area Patch editors work as a team—except when it comes to football. On Friday, the Seneca Valley Raiders take on the North Hills Indians in a WPIAL Northern Eight Conference matchup at Martorelli Stadium. Both teams are coming into the game with 5-1 overall records. Who will win? Cranberry Patch Editor Jessica Sinichak is certain the Raiders will dominate the Indians. After all, the team shut out Shaler last week by a score of 49-0. North Hills Patch Editor Richard Cook is just as sure his Indians will stomp all over the Raiders. The team didn’t get to be 5-1 by accident. In fact, the editors are so confident in their teams, they’ve made a bet on it. If Seneca Valley loses, Jessica will post a photo of herself on…
Thursday, October 11, 2012
The Indians and Raiders come into the game with identical 5-1 records in the WPIAL's Northern Eight Conference.
After a heartbreaking loss to the Seneca Valley Raiders last season, the North Hills Indians will be looking for payback Friday night as the two teams face off at Martorelli Stadium. Seneca Valley booted North Hills from playoffs last season, beating the Indians 21-14. Both teams come into this game with 5-1 records. The Raiders, however, enjoy a 4-1 conference record. The Indians are 3-1. North Hills is coming off an relatively easy 31-7 win over Fox Chapel last Friday. Seneca Valley shut out Shaler a week ago by a score of 49-0. North Hills will have its hands full facing two of the best players in the WPIAL, Jordan Brown and Forrest Barnes. Brown, Seneca Valley's senior quarterback, finished fourth in the WPIAL in passing yardage a …
Friday, September 14, 2012
The Raiders are 2-1 overall after losing to the Tigers Friday.
The defending WPIAL champion North Allegheny Tigers defeated the Seneca Valley Raiders in a blowout Friday night at Newman Stadium. The final score was North Allegheny 45, Seneca Valley 3 The Raiders are now 2-1 overall. North Allegheny is 3-0. Seneca drew first blood of the Class AAAA Northern Eight Conference matchup when Chad Izenas kicked a 26-yard field goal in the opening drive, giving the Raiders a 3-0 lead, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Mike White, who kept a live blog of the game. It would be the last time the Raiders put points on the board. By halftime, North Allegheny was ahead 17-3, and it went downhill for the Raiders from there. “North Allegheny poured it on in the second half,” White blogged. “Game was close …
Saturday, September 1, 2012
The Raiders win their first football game of the season against the Butler Area Tornadoes.
For the second year in a row, veterans and active military personnel placed American Flag stickers on the helmets of Seneca Valley players before the team went out to do battle on the football field. “The veterans loved it so much that we decided to make part of our program,” said Linda Andreassi, Seneca Valley’s director of communications. On Friday, about 50 military members stood on the track at NextTier Stadium and were recognized by a cheering crowd for their service before the start of Seneca Valley’s first football game of the season against the Butler Area Tornadoes. The event was part of the district’s annual Veteran Recognition Night. The Raiders went on to defeat the Tornadoes by a score of 24-9. Before the Seneca Valley players…
Thursday, June 7, 2012
The boys were section winners for the second year in a row
The Seneca Valley boys varsity volleyball team has served up another super successful season. The team posted a regular season record of 11-1 in section play and 15-3 overall. In addition the team: The students accomplished all this while maintaining a high standard of academic success. “They truly exemplified the concept of student athletes,” a statement from Seneca Valley said. “We are so proud of their efforts and how they represented themselves and the school.” ––––––––––––––– Like Cranberry Patch on Facebook or follow us on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.