Raider sports set precedent for future

Raider sports set precedent for future

Luke Henne, Contributor

June 6, 2018

During the 2017-18 school year, the odds were against many of the Seneca Valley Raiders' sports teams. However, most defied the odds and turned their seasons into respectable and admirable ones. The boy's basketball team, led by six seniors, including David Ritchie and Jake Bunofsky, rolled to a 14-9...

Kang show set to return to PNC Park

Kang show set to return to PNC Park

Luke Henne, Contributor

May 2, 2018

After a series of unfortunate and rather hopeless events, South Korean third-baseman Jung-Ho Kang is set to return to the Pittsburgh Pirates after being granted his work visa from the United States government. Kang, 31, was signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent in December...

Stanley Cup Playoffs ignite hockey community

The Pittsburgh Penguins and Nashville Predators battle during the 2017 Stanley Cup Finals at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Luke Henne, Contributor

April 20, 2018

As the weather transitions and summer nears, the finest two months on the sports calendar are upon the hockey and sports community. All the talent, ache, sweat, determination and dedication of players on the National Hockey League's 16 best teams comes full throttle in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. With...

Varsity ice hockey pushes towards PIHL Championship

Varsity ice hockey pushes towards PIHL Championship

March 26, 2018

An unpredictable season for the Seneca Valley Raiders' varsity ice hockey team has resulted in a trip to Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League Varsity AAA Semifinals. With contributions coming all across the board, the balanced attack of the Raiders has, yet again, equipped them for another run...

Pittsburgh vs Philadelphia isn’t anywhere near a debate

Trophy comparison as of 2016

Luke Henne, Contributor

March 5, 2018

Sure, Philadelphia may have a much bigger population than Pittsburgh. Sure, Philadelphia may outnumber Pittsburgh in professional sports teams (4 to 3). However, recent antics in Pennsylvania's biggest city proves that indeed the west side is the best side. It is worth noting that the rivalries within...

Kentucky school shooting unites small town

Kentucky school shooting unites small town

Luke Henne

February 13, 2018

The population of the Kentucky town of Benton, as of 2016, is 4,531, according to the United States Census Bureau. But on Tuesday, January 24 and in the days following, the town's population feels like a unified one. On that Tuesday, FOX News notes that a 15-year old boy opened fire at Marshall County...

Super Bowl LII set to take place in Minneapolis

The New England Patriots battle the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl 39.

Luke Henne, Contributor

January 31, 2018

In what is deemed one of the world's biggest events, the 52nd edition of the National Football League's Super Bowl will take place at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The game, which is set to kickoff at approximately 6:30 PM (Eastern Time) on Sunday, February 4, features the AFC champion...

Pirates’ success coming to an abrupt end

Pirates' success coming to an abrupt end

Luke Henne, Contributor

January 30, 2018

Just three years removed from a 98-win season and the second-best record in Major League Baseball, the 2018 Pittsburgh Pirates will be filled with skepticism, concern and presumed underachieving. Even after off-seasons in which much of the Pirates' talents departed, the fan base still had faith that...

SV varsity hockey battles through arduous PIHL schedule

SV varsity hockey battles through arduous PIHL schedule

Luke Henne, Contributor

January 4, 2018

As the 2017-18 season nears its halfway point, the Seneca Valley Raiders varsity hockey team has made a name for themselves among their competitors. Competing in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League's Triple-A division, the Raiders have won five of their first seven contests, while also...

SV girls soccer geared for WPIAL Playoff run

SV girls soccer geared for WPIAL Playoff run

Luke Henne, Contributor

November 8, 2017

As the regular season winds down, head coach Mark Perry and the Seneca Valley Raiders girls soccer team have their sights set on another trip to the WPIAL Playoffs. The girls, with an abundance of seniors such as Jenna and Jessica Pollaci, Paige Brady, Jessica Frank, Kailah Hinkle, Becca Bayne and...