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Fall sports move to Districts

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Marlee Baum
Cheering for the team! Girls’ volleyball gets pumped up to move to Districts.

As fall sports seasons came to an end in early November, a few teams moved to Districts. The cross country, football, volleyball and girls’ soccer teams all competed in weeks prior. 

“We looked forward to, hopefully, a slot and a good place in the race because that’s what we work for all year,’’ cross country runner sophomore Kody Webster said. 

Webster has been running cross country since freshman year and feels as though he didn’t place and take the slot he wanted, he still had a successful season. 

The football team also had the chance to move on to Districts and lost their game against State College with a final score of 6-16. 

“It was a really cool experience, especially being my senior year to be able to compete in Districts and just have an opportunity to,” senior Josiah Treece said. 

Although the team lost, Treece still felt as though it was a good season and opportunity. 

The girls’ volleyball team competed in their District game on Nov. 3 against State College and lost their game with a final score of 0-3. 

“I was looking forward to new competition or being able to play teams you’ve already played,’’ sophomore Jorja Treece said. 

The season was successful, but could be challenging at times, especially with playing different teams and possibly already knowing your competition would definitely play a role in the challenge. 

The girls’ soccer team had the chance to go to Districts also, and lost their game against North Allegheny on Nov 7 with a final score of 2-4. However, they won their District 6 game against State College with a final score of 4-1. 

“I feel like our team came prepared and we played together, it ended up paying off because we won,’’ sophomore Isabella Miller said. 

“We had a successful season, and something to build off of for next year with the amount of runners we have coming back,” cross country coach James Dangelo said. 

 

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My name is Cevin Dively. I took yearbook class in eighth grade, and found it interesting, so I decided to continue on with it in the high school. I took Intro to pub, and learned a lot more, then got placed in newswriting for my sophomore year. Aside from newswriting, I'm a Lioneer and dance competitively for a new, local studio. I can't wait to begin another amazing year.  

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