New Brighton came out strong against Aliquippa but still kept it a close score after one With the score New Brighton 17 Aliquippa 16. The Quips came to play in the Second putting up a bunch of points against The Lions with the score at the half Quips 37 Lions 23. Aliquippa kept the scoring going putting up more points on New Brighton with the score after three Aliquippa 54 New Brighton 34. In the final quarter of the game The Quips finished Strong Almost putting up the mercy rule against The Lions With the Final Score Aliquippa Quips 72 New Brighton Lions 42.
HARRISBURG, Pa. — Spring sports student athletes and coaches don’t need to wear masks when outside as long as they can keep 6 feet apart according to new PIAA guidelines.
The board met Wednesday and approved the new rules for baseball, softball, track and other spring sports. Preseason practices could start statewide on Monday.
Spring sports were shut down last year because of the pandemic, meaning athletes had no season.
Other rules include:
If a baseball pitcher wears a mask, it must be a solid, dark color. Softball pitchers cannot wear optic yellow. Pitchers are encouraged to not lick fingers or blow into their hands, but that’s not a mandate.
Umpires are required to wear a face covering behind the plate.
Races of 800 meters or longer are considered moderate risk activities, so the PIAA recommends they be “run in alleys or minimally one turn staggers.”
Relay runners may wear disposable gloves
Lacrosse players are not required to wear a mask during competitions since they already wear a helmet and mouth guard.
The Freedom Lady Bulldogs defeated Avonworth Lady Antelopes 40-22, to advance in the WPIAL Playoffs. The game started out real slow as both teams could not score going over 4 minutes with making a field goal. The Bulldogs did enough to take an early lead going into the half, as they were leading 18-11. But, in the second the Lady Bulldogs heated up and started making shot. Stretching their lead to 22 at the end of the third quarter. The Lady Bulldogs kept up the pressure all the way until the final buzzer. The Bulldogs outscore the the Antelopes 31-12 the last 2 quarters.
The Rochester Rams defeated the West Greene Pioneers tonight 60-32 to advance in the WPIAL Play-offs. The Rams started the game on fire, jumping out to an early 10-0 lead in the first quarter. They did not let off the gas going into the half with a commanding 42-8 lead. Despite the slow start in the second half the Rams did not give away the lead and ultimately winning 60-32, the Rochester Rams will take on the Western Beaver Golden Beavers, Friday night.
The Freeport Yellow Jackets travelled to Blackhawk for tonight’s basketball playoff game. Both teams fought hard from the beginning in this game, keeping close in the first Freeport led the game 15-13. Moving closer to the second half, the continued to be a close matchup rounding out the first half with a score of 28-27 Freeport. In the third, the Yellow Jackets were able to extend their lead to 5, going into the fourth 44-39. The fourth quarter was an exciting last effort by both teams to get their team into the next round of playoffs. The Cougars were able to secure their first lead of the game with less than a minute left. Unfortunately for Blackhawk, their 2 point lead wasn’t enough to stop the Yellow Jackets. Freeport moves on, finishing out the game with a score of 65-64.
The Aliquippa Boys have won the section championship tonight with a stirring defeat at home over the Avonworth Antelopes by score of 53-47. They were tied 11-11 after the first quarter but controlled the action the rest of the way. They swept Avonworth both times they played this year. The Quips finish the regular season at 7-1 in section 2 3A and 10-5 overall heading into the WPIAL playoffs.