Raiders Begin Third Straight Title Defense

Raiders Begin Third Straight Title Defense

John Madeira, Staff Writer

May 20, 2013


Filed under Showcase, Sports

After two losses to begin the season, the varsity baseball team was in unfamiliar territory. Despite the early season struggles, the team got it together and haven't looked back since. After 16 straight wins, the Raiders find themselves back in familiar territory over the last few seasons: a top...

Boys’ Volleyball: Team Celebrates Senior Night and Playoff Berth

Bradley Hart, Staff Writer

May 17, 2013


Filed under School News, Sports

One night, that’s what the boys’ volleyball season came down to.  On Thursday, May 9, the Raiders faced the Butler Golden Tornadoes.  This was the fourth time this season that these two skilled opponents faced each other. However this was the most important for many reasons.  Both of the teams...

Penguins Begin Their Run at the Stanley Cup

Penguins Begin Their Run at the Stanley Cup

Bradley Hart, Staff Writer

May 9, 2013


Filed under Sports

After having an incredible shortened season the Penguins were the team with the best record of 36 wins and only 12 losses.  With this record the Penguins won the Eastern Conference and were able to get home ice advantage for the playoffs. The first round of the playoffs featured the number one ranked...

Yellow Card Leads to Referee’s Death

Hailie Sandor, Staff Photographer

May 9, 2013


Filed under News, Sports

A recreational soccer league referee was brutally punched in the face by an angry teenage soccer player during the match he was officiating. Ricardo Portillo died on April 27 after citing a player a yellow card for an infraction that occurred during game play. The yellow card is a caution to the player;...

SV Students Featured in Football All-Star Games

SV Students Featured in Football All-Star Games

John Madeira, Sports Writer

May 7, 2013


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Every year, hundreds of the best high school football players are given the opportunity to play in all-star games around the country. Some of the more prominent all-star games are the Under Armor All American game. Featured in this years Under Armor All American game were two WPIAL players, North...

Pirates Clench First, But For How Long?

Nicole Jelinek, Entertainment Editor

May 7, 2013


Filed under Sports

On April 28, the Pirates had a 9-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals that gave them a  series win and the NL Central lead. Jones had three hits and McDonald had an RBI double for Pittsburgh, that  ended rookie Shelby Miller's streak of 14 scoreless innings at home. The Pirates won a total of 9...

SV Volleyball: Defends their Home Court

Bradley Hart, Staff Writer

May 7, 2013


Filed under School News, Sports

After a rocky start to the season the Seneca Valley boys’ volleyball team seems to have finally gotten things going.  With a second place finish in the Meadville tournament and several consecutive wins versus non section Plum and section North Hills, momentum was on Seneca Valley's side. The final...

NBA Player Comes Out on Cover of Sports Illustrated

Michala McCullough, Editor In chief

May 6, 2013


Filed under News, Sports

Jason Collins recently made history as being the first active athlete in any of America’s four major sports leagues to acknowledge that he’s gay. Collins came out in the May 6, 2013 issue of Sports Illustrated. "I'm a 34-year-old NBA center. I'm black. And I'm gay," says Collins in the magazine...

Michael Jordan Gets Married

Michael Jordan Gets Married

Melissa John

April 29, 2013


Filed under Entertainment, Sports

Michael Jordan and Yvette Prieto were surrounded by a few hundred of Jordan's closest family and friends this past Saturday as they exchanged vows in Palm Beach, Florida. The wedding was held at the Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea, and it included many famous guests like Tiger Woods, Patrick...

2013 NFL Draft Recap

Liam Millroy, Staff Writer

April 29, 2013


Filed under Sports

After all the mock drafts, speculation, and waiting by the young men about to become NFL players, the 2013 NFL Draft finally got under way, and it didn't disappoint.   The draft featured bizarre selections, great picks, and plenty of trades. The first round seemed to be an offensive lineman only...

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