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many it would sell,” said Huey. “I dedicated it to the players, the coaches and the community and to honor them for what they did.”

Win wins more

As a head coach at Sewickley Academy, Win Palmer already has two WPIAL titles this school year. Could another Palmercoac­hed team contend for a third championsh­ip?

The Sewickley Academy softball team entered mid week with a 4-1 record. Palmer coaches the team, as well as two others at Sewickley Academy.

His boys golf team won a WPIAL title last fall and his boys basketball team won WPIAL and PIAA titles in March.

Geist watch

Jordan Geist’s quest to set the national high school record in the shot put will continue again Friday night when he competes in the Butler Invitation­al at Butler High School.

Last year, Geist set a PIAA championsh­ip meet record and a personal best when he threw 74 feet, 3½ inches. He was only the fourth high school athlete in the U.S. to throw 74 feet. But Geist already has beaten that mark. He threw 74-10¼ at the Bojangles Classic in Columbia, S.C., two weeks ago.

The national record is 77 feet, by Michael Carter of Jefferson High (Texas) in 1979.

Check this out

•MaybetheSe­rrabasebal­l team hasn’t faced the stiffest competitio­n.Ormaybethe Eaglesarej­ustsimplyk­nocking the cover off the ball, no mattertheo­pponent.Whatever up offensive statistics like noothertea­mintheWPIA­L. Throughthe­firsteight­games, Serrawas8-0andaverag­ing14 runs a contest. Five Serra players were hitting better than .500—MikeUlishn­ey,Ben Bowen,NatePiontk­a,BenVisnesk­y

• The story of Latrobe senior Austin Butler’s track exploits continues to amaze. How many future Division I college basketball guards also throw the javelin — and throw it well? But that’s what Butler does, recording the second-best reported javelin throw in WPIAL Class 3A this spring. Yet, he also is throwing the shot put at dual meets. Butler is a 6-foot-4 guard and a Holy Cross basketball recruit.

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