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Multiple Teams · Anna Igims Improves Time at State Championship


piaa-logo-300x172Congratulations to Anna Igims who represented Avonworth Cross Country at this past weekend’s PIAA State Championship Race in Hershey, PA!  Competing against the top 230 runners in the state, she finished a very impressive 58th overall!  This was the second consecutive year in a row that Anna qualified for the state championship, improving on her time from last year by 40 seconds and moving up almost fifty spots in the results!  Anna and her coaches would like to thank the students, teachers, staff, teammates, and Mrs. Dwulit for the great send-off last Friday!


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Multiple Teams · Avonworth Senior High School Girls Varsity Volleyball beat Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School 3-0


Tuesday, September 26, 2017

6:30 PM

Avonworth Senior High School
AWAY
3

Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School
HOME
0

Game Recap

The Lady Lopes came out ready to play tonight vs Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic. Avonworth defeated the Trojanettes in 3 sets, giving them another section win. The stats of tonight’s game are listed below:

Kills
Emily Ferketic – 8 (0.667)
Makenna Gavin – 5 (0.278)
Erin Williams – 6 (0.750)
Marion Haney – 2 (0.286)
Olivia Knowlson – 1 (1.00)
Abby Crilley – 1 (0.500)
Kat Kosko – 1 (1.00)

Block Assists
Emily Ferketic – 3
Makenna Gavin – 2
Erin Williams – 1

Solo Blocks
Emily Ferketic – 3
Makenna Gavin – 2
Erin Williams – 4
Marion Haney – 1

Passing
Ava Kelly – 10 (2.1)
Kat Kosko – 21 (2.4)
Hannah Banks – 5 (2.0)
Erin Williams – 4 (2.75)
Makenna Gavin – 16 (2.375)
Marion Haney – 6 (2.6)
Emily Ferketic – 2 (2.5)
Abby Crilley – 2 (1.5)

Digs
Ava Kelly – 3
Kat Kosko – 1
Hannah Banks – 1
Makenna Gavin – 2

Assists
Abby Crilley – 24

Aces
Makenna Gavin – 4
Kat Kosko – 2
Erin Williams – 1
Emily Ferketic – 1

Box Scores

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Avonworth Senior
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25

Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic
9

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Antelopes News · Where Are the Toughest Places to Play? Nominate Now:


We here at VNN are doing a feature for our national media site highlighting the toughest places to play in all of high school sports and we want to hear from YOU what Stadium/Field/Gym/Course/Venue is the toughest to play and why?

Be on the lookout for the final feature coming soon on VNNsports.net!

 

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Coed Varsity Golf · Avonworth Senior High School Coed Varsity Golf finishes 1st place


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

3:30 PM

Place

1

Points

243

Meet Recap

Avonworth-Northgate avenged an earlier loss at Shannopin by beating Vincentian on their home course at Pittsburgh National. Seniors Katie Carlson 41, and Marty Knuth 47 anchored the scoring, and David Binley 50, Zofia Gallick 50, and Jonathon Kelly 55, helped the team get to a 6-3 record in the section. With this win the playoffs are now within the teams grasp.

Opponents

School Place Points
Avonworth Senior High School
1
243
Northgate Senior High School
1
243
Vincentian Academy
2
245

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Coed Varsity Golf · Avonworth Senior High School Coed Varsity Golf finishes 1st place


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

3:30 PM

Place

1

Points

238

Meet Recap

Avonworth-Northgate completed a season sweep of Deer lakes with a good win on the home turf at Shannopin. Katie Carlson 44, Mike Donovan 46, Jonathon Kelly 47, David Binley 48, Zofia Gallick 53, and Marty Knuth 54 combined for the teams 6th win of the season.

Opponents

School Place Points
Avonworth Senior High School
1
238
Northgate Senior High School
1
238
Deer Lakes High School
2
283

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Antelopes News · Eight Great Fundraising Ideas for Booster Clubs – Presented by VNN


New jerseys, gear, entry fees, retreats – the wish list of opportunities to improve your teams is long, and often, the ways to finance them are short. While there’s no perfect one-size-fits-all fundraiser for every community, good inspiration is the first step.

Whether its your booster club, team, or program looking to raise funds and increase school spirit, here’s a few of our favorite ideas that we’ve seen across the network:

Jail-N-Bail – DeSoto High School (KS)

$10 files a warrant to arrest members of the community with phony allegations like “impersonating a golfer,” “failure to yield at the end of a sentence,” and “wearing pants way too high.” Once served with the warrant for their ‘arrest,’ the jailbirds are placed in a jail cell, a mug shot is taken, and they must call family/friends to raise bail.

Cheerleading Day – Pickens High School (SC)

CheerDay

Blue Flame cheerleaders dedicated their time to teach younger members of the community motion drills, jump technique, stunting fundamentals and sideline spirit in a day camp for a donation to the program. The campers, led by the PHS cheerleaders, performed a showcase at the conclusion of camp.

Lap-a-Thon – Gilmer High School (GA)

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Anyone who has ever ran distance before knows that the hardest part isn’t necessarily the physical aspect, but the mental component of the sport, and in true Cross Country fashion, the Bobcats’ ‘hardest fundraiser,’ forces participants to run for an hour and a half around the track without stopping, with the main goal of seeing who can run the most laps consecutively in that time. Each lap ran accumulates money from sponsors, and all proceeds go towards funding the team.

Lift-A-Thon – Avon Lake (OH)

Earlier this Summer, the Shoremen football team held their 26th annual lift-a-thon, where players perform their max in 4 lifts, including the squat, hang clean, bench press, and deadlift in front of a crowd. Donations could be made in a player’s name, or to the team generally. Whittier Christian (CA) has a similar event coming up, the Push-Up-a-Thon, and Gilmer.

3 v. 3 Soccer Tournament – Roy High School (UT)

In the warm up to the Utah Spring Season, the Roy Royals Boys Soccer team held a 3v3 soccer tournament. At $20 per player, it was billed as a tune up for the year’s games across all levels, with teams starting at age 6 through adult.

Home Run Derby – Desert Ridge High School (AZ)

HRDerby

To help assist a teammate with unforeseen medical costs, the Jaguars held a home run derby. Split into two age groups, “19 and over” and “18 and under,” participants paid $20 to hit baseballs out of the park. The total raised, including raffles, auctions, and concessions, was $2,671!

Top Golf – Lakota West High School (OH)

Instead of practicing their own sport, the Firebirds of Lakota West held a fundraiser at the local West Chester Top Golf branch. At $100 per golfer, the cost included heavy appetizers, soft drinks, and visits from Lakota West NFL alumns Jordan Hicks (Philadelphia Eagles) and Ryan Kelly (Indianapolis Colts).

Local Restaurant EventsErie (CO), Lowell (MI), Westonka (MN)

If there’s one thing everyone loves, it’s food. Several schools connected with local restaurants and held fundraisers there. Whether the deal was for a portion of the day’s earnings donated back to the school (Chipotle and Buffalo Wild Wings are good national candidates for this), an ‘all-you-can-eat’ Belgian Waffles special, or selling coupons, this idea is a simple turn-key way to start earning.

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Antelopes News · Should High School Basketball Players Be Able to Declare for the NBA Draft? – Presented by VNN


lebron-dunkAs Americans, we tend to fall in love with our rising stars who are breaking out on the national stage at a young age.  At 18, all eyes were on Patrick Kane as he started his professional hockey career with the Chicago Blackhawks. Nobody blinked twice when MLB’s Bryce Harper was selected to the National League All-Star team at 19.  Likewise, there were no calls for the U.S. Men’s National Team to pump the brakes on budding soccer star Christian Pulisic when he scored his first goal for the Stars & Stripes at the young age of 17.

Yet, in basketball, most of the top high school talent is required to follow the controversial “one & done” trend. As the rule goes, an athlete needs to be at least 19 years old to be eligible for the NBA Draft, forcing all hopeful pros into at least one year in college or a European League. The policy, instituted in the NBA CBA in 2005, was aimed at yielding more developed and matured players as draft options, instead of seeing teams draft solely on raw talent and potential, and stashing those prospects away on their bench.

Over the last decade, this rule has been a nonstop point of discussion and debate. Many appreciate the importance this rule places on attending higher education, and further developing professional skills. In addition, many college programs can benefit from knowing that the prospects they are recruiting will indeed commit to a school, rather than decide to forgo college altogether. Conversely, however, many have questioned whether forcing the likes of Andrew Wiggins, Ben Simmons and Anthony Davis to go to college for a year is really thmaxresdefaulte right path for top-level talent. The careers of Tracy McGrady, Kevin Garnett, Kobe Bryant, and LeBron James might say no. In addition, the one-and-done phenomenon sees many top players in and out of a college faster than you can say “Karl-Anthony Towns,” rendering a college game that is often focused more on individual showcases and annual ‘big names,’ rather than cheering for programs that see players develop over 3 or 4 years. This controversy is especially relevant, as current NBA Commissioner Adam Silver recently stated at the beginning of this year’s NBA Finals that “We all agreed we need to make a change . . . It’s one of those issues we need to come together and study. … My sense is, It’s not working for anyone.” (read more on Silver’s statement) Such a change could be to do away with the rule altogether, or amend it to have caveats, such as requiring those who choose to go to college to stay at least 2 years or those who choose to turn professional out of high school to spend a year in the G-League.

So, what do you think? Should the NBA change their age requirement and allow basketball players to turn professional fresh out of high school?

Should the NBA Allow High School Athletes to Declare for the Draft?

Yes! High Schoolers should be able to be drafted.
No. High Schoolers should be required to go to college first before playing in the NBA

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Antelopes News · Welcome To The Home For Avonworth Sports


Avonworth athletics is working to create a new, innovative, and interactive online presence that will cover our schools’ athletic programs like never before. We’re looking for contributing writers and photographers to aid this new site and help us to better present the wonderful achievements of our student-athletes.

Interested in helping? Become a content contributor today!

Contact Tim Giel, Athletic Director

tgiel@avonworth.k12.pa.us