Seneca Valley Introduces Girls’ Slow Pitch Softball As Club Sport

Seneca Valley Introduces Girls’ Slow Pitch Softball As Club Sport

Chloe Ruffennach, Staff Writer

September 8, 2015


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The new Seneca Valley girls’ slow pitch softball teams have been put together, making it one of the latest additions to Seneca’s long list of clubs and activities. Earlier this year it was announced that SVSD would be absorbing the girl’s Cranberry Softball team into their activities list, allowing...

Seneca Valley Holds 2015 Pep Rally

Seneca Valley Holds 2015 Pep Rally

Luke Ryan

September 3, 2015


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Just this past August 29, every  Seneca Valley dancer, cheerleader, or fan of either, gathered in the football field at our very own NexTier Stadium for the first pep rally of the 2015-2016 school year. It was day to get everyone pumped and excited for a whole new season of all the high school sports...

A Close Win for the Lady Raiders

Jessica Morris, Staff Writer

February 7, 2014


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It was a nail-biter on Thursday evening as the Seneca Valley varsity girls’ basketball team faced off against Butler’s Lady Tornadoes. The Raiders ultimately pulled out a win against the Tornadoes with a close score, 51-49. Both teams started out strong in the first half. Scores remained close,...

SV Raiders Place Second in Their Tip Off Tournaments

Jorge Olan, Guest Writer

December 21, 2013


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The boys' and girls' SV Basketball team both finished in second place at their Tip Off Tournaments. The boys played  at Mars High School for the tournament  competing against three other teams.  They kicked off the tournament against Penn Hills on Friday and they won 88-59.  They played Mars on...

Seneca Valley Stomps Brashear on the Court

Josh Bauer, Guest Writer and Contributer

December 13, 2013


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The Seneca Valley boys' Varsity basketball team defeated Brashear Tuesday at 7:30 on their home court by a score of 76-35.  Seneca Valley jumped to an early lead and never trailed in the contest, throwing an intense full court press at the Bulls. The Raiders were led by senior Mike Smith who scored...

A Successful Season Comes to an End for Boys’ Volleyball

Bradley Hart, Staff Writer

May 23, 2013


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Throughout the entire year the Seneca Valley boys’ volleyball team has faced a many obstacles that they have had to overcome. All of these obstacles lead to the playoffs.  That is where the Raiders were after the win against Butler in Thursday night.  In the first round of the WPIAL playoffs the...

Raiders Begin Third Straight Title Defense

Raiders Begin Third Straight Title Defense

John Madeira, Staff Writer

May 20, 2013


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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


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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


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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


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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;...

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