Raider sports set precedent for future

Raider sports set precedent for future

Luke Henne, Contributor

June 6, 2018


Filed under School News, Showcase, Sports

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


Filed under Showcase, Sports

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...

Pirates’ early hot start ignites question throughout Pittsburgh

Patrick Inman, Contributor

April 24, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

As the first two weeks of baseball draws to a close, Pittsburgh fans were treated to a delightful surprise as the Pirates started off the season in a red-hot fashion, winning 8 of their first 10 games. Although it is only the beginning of the season, fans are hoping this a promising sign for the teams...

Stanley Cup Playoffs ignite hockey community

Stanley Cup Playoffs ignite hockey community

Luke Henne, Contributor

April 20, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

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


Filed under School News, Showcase, Sports

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...

Shaun White Wins Third Gold and America’s 100th Winter Olympics Gold

Shaun White Wins Third Gold and America’s 100th Winter Olympics Gold

Ben Snell, Contributor

March 12, 2018


Filed under Sports

After failing to podium in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games four years ago, half pipe snowboarder Shaun White redeemed himself and took home the gold to finish off his legendary career. The victory also marked the USA's 100th Winter Olympics gold medal, which is a fitting accomplish for White to...

Raider Basketball

Raider Basketball

Kiara Carrasquilla, Contributor

March 12, 2018


Filed under School News, Showcase, Sports

The Seneca Valley Boys Basketball team moved on to the playoffs after beating both Pine-Richland and North Allegheny. During the game against Pine, the Raiders were losing 23-5 in the first half. They gradually picked up throughout the game, but Coach Victor Giannotta got a technical foul and was...

Pittsburgh vs Philadelphia isn’t anywhere near a debate

Pittsburgh vs Philadelphia isn’t anywhere near a debate

Luke Henne, Contributor

March 5, 2018


Filed under OP/ED, Showcase, Sports

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...

Super Bowl LII set to take place in Minneapolis

Super Bowl LII set to take place in Minneapolis

Luke Henne, Contributor

January 31, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

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


Filed under Showcase, Sports

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...

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