Author: Dave Mackall


Ligonier Valley boys basketball grabs crown on 2nd try
February 9, 2018
The second time was fun for Ligonier Valley. After losing in the Heritage Conference championship boys basketball game a year ago, the Rams made sure

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Ligonier Valley boys chasing Heritage Conference title
February 8, 2018
There is an imaginary road in the District 6 Heritage Conference that leads to Indiana. They call it andquot;The Road to the KCAC.andquot; Four basketball

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Cohen nets 31 as No. 5 Fox Chapel boys sweep Latrobe in Section 3-6A
February 6, 2018
With the outcome having long been decided, Fox Chapel's Carson Cohen stepped to the foul line and snuck a glance at the scoreboard at Latrobe,

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Franklin Regional hockey scores late to take down Hempfield
February 5, 2018
Franklin Regional was in desperate need of a victory, having lost three of its past four hockey games, and the Panthers already were in a

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Stokes hits another game-winner to lift Valley boys past Derry
February 2, 2018
Dru Stokes had hit some big shots before, but his latest couldn't have come at a better time. The Valley senior guard scored 18 points,

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GCC girls grind out section win over California
February 1, 2018
One team wanted to play fast and the other one didn't. Though Greensburg Central Catholic wasn't able to play its style against California, the Centurions

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Hempfield girls slow Latrobe’s Graytok in Section 2-6A victory
January 30, 2018
If Hempfield knew one thing about No. 4 Latrobe from their previous girls basketball meeting, it was that in order to beat the Wildcats, you've

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Specialized training boosts Belle Vernon boys basketball
January 29, 2018
Kyle DeGregorio finished up the first half of his day and was rapidly heading to the second phase when he slowed to return a phone

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Derry does its job, beats McGuffey in Section 2-AA wrestling tournament
January 25, 2018
When Gannon Lenhart glanced at the scoreboard and saw his lead swell, he turned up the heat for a major decison over Bryton Johnson, clinching

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Hempfield edges Latrobe, pulls into 1st-place tie with rival Wildcats
January 23, 2018
Another game against a top rival turned into another PIHL victory for the Hempfield Spartans on Monday night. And you could imagine the joy just

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Ligonier Valley tandem Paola, Marinchak out for redemption
January 19, 2018
Every day he walks into the gymnasium at Ligonier Valley, Michael Marinchak stares at a blank banner with hope. Marinchak, only a sophomore but already

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Franklin Regional boys coach rips team despite win against Greensburg Salem
January 17, 2018
Maybe it's the next game looming against No. 2 Moon or the one after that in a rematch at second-place Highlands. Whatever it is, Franklin

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No. 4 Latrobe girls earn overtime win over Penn Hills
January 16, 2018
Latrobe's free-throw shooting warmed up when the Wildcats needed it most on Monday night. They made a total of 13 from the stripe in the

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Penn-Trafford hockey tops Franklin Regional for 3rd straight victory
January 8, 2018
Some tweaking here and there by coach Rob Baker has helped to provide the Penn-Trafford hockey team with a vastly different look in the second

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Central Catholic’s Nedrow carries on family legacy
January 5, 2018
If there's work to be done — even nitty-gritty, dirty work — Central Catholic senior Luke Nedrow, a 6-foot-7 forward on the Vikings basketball team,

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Sophomore Gribble guides Norwin girls past rival Penn-Trafford
January 4, 2018
Norwin relied on a familiar name in girls basketball Wednesday night to extend a modest winning streak to three games and push its section record

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Greensburg Central Catholic girls shut down Burrell for victory
December 30, 2017
During a timeout Friday night, coach Joe Eisaman's hoarse-sounding voice resonated throughout his team's huddle. andquot;Give me something more,andquot; Eisaman implored. andquot;Go after it. Finish

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Ligonier Valley loses prolific point guard, then loses to Albert Gallatin
December 28, 2017
For one half, Albert Gallatin and Ligonier Valley played to a stalemate. Then, Ligonier Valley lost its high-scoring point guard and with it any reasonable

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Plum girls pounce on cold-shooting Penn-Trafford to snap losing streak
December 27, 2017
Plum, a team consisting mainly of underclassmen and led by a first-year coach, ended a seven-game losing streak Wednesday with its first girls basketball victory

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Franklin Regional continues rise through Class 5A rankings with win vs. Highlands
December 23, 2017
When the Tribune-Review unveiled its preseason high school basketball rankings in early-December, Franklin Regional — now unbeaten through six games and ranked No. 3 in

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Franklin Regional girls end two-game losing skid with win over Hempfield
December 22, 2017
If not for a missed opportunity here and there, Franklin Regional girls basketball could be unbeaten through seven games, a matter that quickly gained the

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Latrobe wrestlers defeat Class 3A foe Norwin
December 20, 2017
Adam Hoffman kept a positive vibe throughout his match-deciding victory for the Latrobe wrestling team Wednesday night, never wavering from an I've-got-this-in-the-bag mentality. Clinging to

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Cali Konek scores 34 in return to WPIAL, leads Southmoreland to victory
December 8, 2017
Cali Konek is back. And so is her high-scoring game. After spending much of a basketball season in disarray while enrolled at an out-of-state school,

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Mt. Pleasant girls basketball sets sights on playoff success
November 30, 2017
For the Mt. Pleasant girls basketball team, it's not enough anymore just getting to the WPIAL playoffs. The Vikings, like every other playoff qualifier, would

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Mt. Pleasant boys hoping to rebuild after tough season
Up and down the Mt. Pleasant boys basketball lineup, coach Donnie Porter sees potential. Now if he can just get results. Almost anything would be

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