Spring sports teams continue playoff runs


Mr. Allemang

Emily Carter competes in the 3200 meter run at the WPIAL Championships on Thursday, May 16.

The spring sports teams are finding a lot of success this season and continue to forge ahead in the playoffs.

After a 3-2 win over No. 3 Shaler, the boys volleyball team finds themselves one win away from a 20-0 season and a WPIAL title. They will play North Allegheny for the second year in a row at Fox Chapel High School on Thursday, May 23 at 8 p.m.

With the help of junior Cooper Shoemaker’s walk-off single in the 10th inning, Hawks baseball got a revenge win over Seneca Valley 3-2. They will face Pine Richland in the WPIAL semifinals. Sophomore Eric Chalus will take the mound for the second time this year against the Rams, with the Hawks winning the first round, 2-1. The game is Wednesday, May 22 at 3:30 p.m. at Shaler.

Three students from BPHS qualified for the PIAA Championships in track and field. Sophomore Emily Carter stole the show, winning a WPIAL title in the 1600m by nine seconds and the 3200m by 19 seconds. Sophomore Scott Orzechowski took 4th in the javelin event and junior Sarah Gilliam took 6th place in the shot put. The PIAA meet begins Thursday at Shippensburg University.