Coaches, players reunite on Westmoreland basketball courts
January 23, 2018
High school basketball season in Westmoreland County has been about getting reacquainted. Relationships seem to be sewn tight into the county's fabric, no matter where

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High school roundup for Jan. 22: Allderdice boys take down Class 5A No. 1 Mars
Allderdice boys basketball flexed its City League muscles Monday night. Just three days after defeating Westinghouse in a league showdown, the Dragons took down one

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WPIAL roundup: Top-ranked Trinity girls beat Upper St. Clair
January 21, 2018
Riley DeRubbo had 16 points and eight assists as Class 5A No. 1 Trinity (13-3) beat Upper St. Clair (6-6), 63-46, in nonsection play. Alayna

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Westmoreland roundup: Belle Vernon boys top Monessen
January 20, 2018
In nonsection play, Cameron Nusser scored 25 points and hit five 3-pointers to lead Class 4A No. 5 Belle Vernon (10-4) to a 73-60 victory

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High school roundup for Jan. 19: North Hills boys upset No. 4 Butler
January 19, 2018
Kam Taylor scored 35 points, including 19 in third quarter as North Hills upset No. 4 Butler, 82-55, in a Section 1-6A boys basketball game

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Jeannette pulls away from rival Greensburg C.C. for Section 1 victory
January 17, 2018
Jim Nesser knows Jeannette basketball always has speed and athleticism, having seen it when he coached there for three years during the Terrelle Pryor era.

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GCC girls overcome Crawford’s big night, top Jeannette
January 16, 2018
Greensburg Central Catholic thought about employing a andquot;Dymond-and-1andquot; defense Monday night. Jeannette junior guard Dymond Crawford has feeling it from the perimeter, getting to the

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Westmoreland high school week ahead: Week of Jan. 15, 2018
January 15, 2018
Highlights of the week ahead in Westmoreland high school sports: MONDAY Girls basketball After absorbing its first section loss, Belle Vernon (8-4, 5-1) hits the

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More WPIAL basketball players heading to prep school for opportunities
January 14, 2018
Better competition leads to better scholarships. That is the rallying cry for a wave of local high school basketball players who jettisoned school pride, left

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Greensburg Central Catholic basketball teams in unfamiliar position
January 12, 2018
Greensburg Central Catholic has been a reload, not rebuild program in both boys and girls basketball for decades — practically to a fault. They are

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Several Westmoreland basketball games postponed
January 5, 2018
Friday's winter deep-freeze caused the postponements of several boys basketball games involving Westmoreland County teams. The postponements include: • Franklin Regional at Gateway — Will

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Westmoreland high school basketball notebook: Hempfield, GCC boys employ unique free throw strategy
A Hempfield player gets set to take a foul shot, but none of his teammates are in the lane. It's more like a free rebound

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State championship dominance among Westmoreland County sports highlights from 2017
December 31, 2017
Flash bulbs and fire truck escorts back to town. Exuberant student sections and bus loads full of fans with plenty to cheer about — all

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Brose scores 24 as Hempfield boys top Greensburg C.C.
December 30, 2017
Hempfield did not press Greensburg Central Catholic much on Friday night. It didn't need to. Having 6-foot-4 swing-forward Braden Brose scoring inside and out can

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Greensburg Central Catholic girls shut down Burrell for victory
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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Westmoreland high school notebook: Sharp, Crise switch sides in Jeannette, GS basketball rivalry
December 27, 2017
Friday night's Jeannette (3-1) at Greensburg Salem (5-2) boys basketball game, the finale of the Golden Lions' holiday classic, already is a much-anticipated rematch, but

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Westmoreland high school notebook: Yough’s Houseman, Penn-Trafford’s Suman get offers
December 24, 2017
Division II schools have been scouring the WPIAL in recent weeks and extended scholarship offers to several Westmoreland players. Yough lineman Scotty Houseman and Penn-Trafford

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Everything old is new again for Westmoreland hoops coaches
Just because coaches spend years teaching basketball and pacing the sidelines at dozens of games does not mean they are experts on the sport. The

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East Allegheny star guard Johnson scores 26 in win over Greensburg Central Catholic girls
Like any team that plays East Allegheny, Greensburg Central Catholic's quandary was take-over senior guard Amani Johnson. Speeding up the game with her up-tempo play

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Highlands boys bounce back from loss to rout Greensburg CC
After losing to Franklin Regional on Friday night, Highlands made sure it wasn't going to lose to another Westmoreland County team Saturday afternoon. Sophomore Korry

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