Hawks Sports Week in Review: Sept. 22-29


Katie Crooks

QB Anthony Chiccitt tries to escape the hands of the defense during the Hawks Homecoming game vs. Moon.

Tommy DiRienzo, Staff Writer

Hawks Sports Week in Review looks back at the past week’s sports and highlights some of the big moments.

Football: The boys edged Moon 23-16 in overtime to remain unbeaten in the section. The game was a nail bitter until the very end. Sean McGowan scored twice for the Black Hawks and teammate John Gummo made a clutch 23-yard field goal with 14.5 seconds remaining to push the game into overtime. The kick was not before a near 80-yard drive lead by Anthony Chiccitt which involved a hurry-up offense. In overtime, Jack Evans scored the winning touchdown and Will Patrizio sealed the deal by forcing a fumble on Moon’s offensive drive.

Powderpuff: The Seniors escaped an upset bid from the Juniors and scored both touchdowns late to secure a 14-3 win. Riley Evans, dubbed the “Senior Savior,” did her best James Harrison impersonation as she impressed with a 103-yard pick six. Megan Wahal had the dagger on a long touchdown run with just minutes remaining in the game. Sadie Borandi kicked the lone points for the Juniors with an impressive 30-yard field goal.

Boys golf: John Harmon competed at the WPIAL golf semi-finals and shot an 86 including a remarkable one over 37 on the back 9 at well known Hannastown Golf Club in Greensburg. On Thursday, the Hawks lost to Chartiers Valley by three strokes. Harmon and Loera both carded a 42. That is Loera’s third straight 42 at Scenic Valley.

Girls soccer: The Lady Hawks cruised past Baldwin earning a 9-1 section win on Senior Night. Sophomore Lily Gaston led the way with four goals and three assists while senior Megan Mathias added two scores. On Thursday, they lost to section leader Peters Township in a close one 1-0.

Girls tennis: Senior Jenna Chernicky and junior Madison Conroy orchestrated a run for the Section 3- AAA title, but fell just short as they were defeated in the semifinals to Shady Side Academy. Then, in the third-place match, they fell in a close match to Oakland Catholic. Great season, ladies!

Boys soccer: The team lost to Upper Saint Clair and Mt. Lebanon this week.

Girls volleyball: The girls fell in both matches to Baldwin and Upper Saint Clair.