Press Release

2015 Kennywood-MSA Sports All Star HS Football

MSA Sports® Announces 8th Annual Kennywood – MSA Sports
All-Star Preseason High School Football Team for 2015

Pittsburgh PA – July 29, 2015 – In order to recognize two Western Pennsylvania traditions, high school football and Kennywood Park, MSA Sports continues to partner with Kennywood Park and its owner, Palace Entertainment®, in recognizing the talented efforts of those upcoming sophomores, juniors and seniors with outstanding individual records during the previous school year’s football season. This year represents the 8th year that Kennywood and MSA Sports will be presenting “Kennywood Arrows” to those players selected for both the Offensive and Defensive team. “High school football is as much a fall tradition in Western Pennsylvania as Kennywood is a summertime tradition,” said Jerome Gibas, Kennywood General Manager. “We’re happy to partner with MSA Sports and recognize these great student athletes again as summer break comes to a close and football season draws near.”
The award presentation will take place on Wednesday, August 5, at 1:30 p.m. at the Kennyville stage area of Kennywood Park. The awards presentation will also be broadcast live at
Nominations were based on statistics from the previous season, with open nominations from the public
being facilitated by the MSA Sports team and website. 
The results are as follows:
Offensive Team
Sean Beadle Franklin Regional Offensive Lineman
Nick Dabrowski South Fayette Offensive Lineman
Dylan Groh Laurel Highlands Offensive Lineman
Hunter Hayes South Fayette Running Back
Levi Jordan Bentworth Kicker
Luke Lloyd Avella Wide Receiver
Zach Nolan Plum Tight End
Jimmy Pierce Laurel Highlands Quarterback
Nick Ponikvar South Fayette Wide Receiver
Eric Trenz Plum Offensive Lineman
Tim Vecchio Penn-Trafford Wide Receiver
Dylan Vissari Thomas Jefferson Offensive Lineman
Anthony Welsh Bethlehem Center Running Back
Defensive Team
Nick Amendola Norwin Linebacker
Duane Brown Apollo-Ridge Defensive Back
Tyler Carswell Montour Defensive Back
Thomas Cherry Washington Defensive Lineman
Mac Christy Knoch Punter
Charlie Mazon Franklin Regional Defensive Lineman
Braden Pahanish Thomas Jefferson Linebacker
Jacob Robb Armstrong Defensive Lineman
Gio Vonne Sanders Jeannette Linebacker
Ryan Scanlon Thomas Jefferson Defensive Back
Logan Thimons Freeport Defensive Lineman
Brayden Thimons Highlands Linebacker
Jordan West Washington Defensive Back
Since its inception in the fall of 1998, The MSA Sports Network continues to be a fast-growing radio network that focuses on the local high school, college and semi-professional sporting events that are played in Western Pennsylvania. These broadcasts include but are not limited to WPIAL District 7 games (playoffs, championships, and for many sports, regular season games), the Washington Wild Things and the Pittsburgh Rebellion. With a network that consists of more than 25 affiliate radio stations, MSA Sports provides either live “over the air” coverage and/or live Internet streaming for close to 2,500 live local sports broadcasts each year. Add to this our content-rich website and archived broadcast content, and MSA Sports continues to be the source for the most comprehensive coverage of local high schools sports in Western Pennsylvania that is accessible from any place in the U.S. or abroad – Anytime, Anywhere, Always There!™ 
For more information, sports news and broadcast programs, please visit
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Kennywood is part of the Palace Entertainment family of parks. Palace Entertainment is one of the leading leisure park operators in the United States. With parks located in 10 states, Palace Entertainment continues its expansion of brands within the family-entertainment sector. The company operates Kennywood amusement park in Pennsylvania, Noah’s Ark water park in Wisconsin, Splish Splash water park in New York, and Raging Waters in California among many other family-favorite destinations. Palace Entertainment’s parks provide family oriented and affordable attractions to visitors of all ages, offering a wide range of attractions, such as roller coasters, Ferris wheels, live shows, variable-depth pools, water slides, animal shows, miniature golf courses and arcade games. Palace Entertainment greets millions of visitors annually.

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