Author: Andrew John


Westmoreland athletes of the week: Franklin Regional’s Jake Sciorilli, Penn-Trafford’s Samantha Doherty
November 13, 2018
Jake Sciorilli School: Franklin Regional Sport: Soccer Class: Sophomore Claim to fame: Sciorilli scored from 12 yards out with 9 minutes, 38 seconds left to lead Franklin Regional (20-0-1) to a 1-0 win over Cathedral Prep in a PIAA Class AAA quarterfinal Saturday at Slippery Rock High School. andquot;I just

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Carroll becomes 1st Redeemer Lutheran runner to compete at PIAA meet
November 8, 2018
As Charis Carroll was starting high school, she was debating about if she wanted to continue with dance or if she needed to change her extracurricular activity. After going on a run with a friend last year, Carroll decided she would pursue cross country. In just her second year, Carroll

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Penn Hills soccer, volleyball players garner all-section honors
The historic season for the Penn Hills football program continues. However, the soccer and girls volleyball seasons came to a close, and individual honors have been announced. Six members of the boys and girls soccer and girls volleyball teams received all-section honors from the PA Big 56 this season. Senior

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Trib HSSN athletes of the week: Seneca Valley’s Luke Rupert, North Catholic’s Dominique Felix
November 6, 2018
Luke Rupert School: Seneca Valley Sport: Soccer Class: Junior Claim to fame: Rupert, who has six goals and seven assists this season, scored twice to lead Seneca Valley (18-2-1) to a 5-2 win over Norwin (17-3-1) in the WPIAL Class AAAA title game at Highmark Stadium on Saturday. Seneca Valley,

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Westmoreland athletes of the week: Franklin Regional’s Anthony DiFalco, Belle Vernon’s Grace Henderson
Anthony DiFalco School: Franklin Regional Sport: Soccer Class: Freshman Claim to fame: DiFalco, who has 11 goals this season, scored the only goal needed in the 33rd minute to lead No. 1 Franklin Regional (18-0-1) to a 1-0 win over West Allegheny (19-2) in the WPIAL Class AAA final at

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Penn Hills’ Tayonna Robertson to continue basketball career at Longwood
November 1, 2018
The Penn Hills girls basketball program has lofty expectations for a season on the horizon. That's a big reason senior guard/forward Tayonna Robertson wanted to get her college commitment out of the way as the Indians prepare for a title run. Robertson announced her commitment to Longwood (Ga.) via her

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Carmichaels sweeps Greensburg Central Catholic in WPIAL Class A girls volleyball semis
October 31, 2018
If the Greensburg Central Catholic girls volleyball team planned to make it back to the WPIAL Class A championship, the Centurions needed to do it without senior middle hitter Sarah Petnuch, who battled through injuries all season, during a semifinal matchup against Carmichaels. The No. 3 Centurions (16-1) mission for

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Shady Side Academy girls shut out rival GCC to advance to state playoffs
October 30, 2018
After missing out on an opportunity to go for back-to-back WPIAL championships, the Greensburg Central Catholic girls soccer team had an opportunity to clinch a spot in the PIAA Class A playoffs Tuesday night. Rival Shady Side Academy had other plans in its quest for another PIAA title. The No.

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Westmoreland athletes of the week: Greensburg Salem’s Mark Brown, Franklin Regional’s Aly Kindelberger
Mark Brown School: Greensburg Salem Sport: Cross Country Class: Senior Claim to fame: Brown captured the WPIAL Class AA cross country championship in 16 minutes, 52 seconds at Cal (Pa)'s Roadman Park last Thursday. Brown led Greensburg Salem to a team title, while fellow Golden Lion Cameron Binda finished second

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Seneca Valley ends Norwin’s playoff hopes
October 26, 2018
Heading into its matchup against Seneca Valley, Norwin knew it needed to take care of business plus get some outside help in order to qualify for the WPIAL Class 6A playoffs. But Norwin (3-7, 2-6) saw its season come to a close with a 21-13 loss to Seneca Valley (7-3,

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Penn Hills girls soccer team celebrates growth, improvement in 2nd half
After qualifying for the playoffs the past two seasons, Penn Hills girls soccer took a step back when you analyze the team through wins and losses. However, coach Ashley DeVito was pleased with how her team competed the second time around when facing off against Section 3-4A foes. DeVito was

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Penn Hills girls volleyball displays improvement throughout season
The theme for the Penn Hills girls volleyball team was andquot;Trust the Team.andquot; That theme was tested on and off the court this season. The Indians finished 7-10 overall with a 2-10 record in Section 3-4A. Penn Hills captured wins over Gateway, Woodland Hills, Carrick, Allderdice and Trinity Christian, while

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No. 2 Greensburg Central Catholic boys blank Brentwood in WPIAL quarterfinals
October 25, 2018
Last year, the Greensburg Central Catholic boys soccer season came to a shocking and abrupt end after a loss to Winchester Thurston in the WPIAL quarterfinals. After another 14-win regular season, the Centurions wanted to make sure their season didn't end in the quarterfinals again. No. 2 Greensburg Central Catholic

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Nemeth’s hat trick guides No. 2 Greensburg Central Catholic girls past OLSH in quarterfinals
October 24, 2018
Coming off the heels of a dominating win over Riverside in the first round of the WPIAL Class A playoffs, the Greensburg Central Catholic girls soccer team continued its quest to win the district title for the second year in a row. The No. 2-seeded Centurions followed up their strong

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Westmoreland athletes of the week: Greensburg Salem’s Ethan Turnbull, GCC’s Tatum Gretz
October 23, 2018
Ethan Turnbull School: Greensburg Salem Sport: Soccer Class: Senior Claim to fame: Turnbull, who scored 10 goals this season, netted four goals to lead Greensburg Salem (8-9, 7-5) to a 5-2 win over Laurel Highlands in Section 3-3A action Oct. 16. With the win, the Golden Lions claimed fourth place

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Opportunistic defense, strong ground game helps Leechburg beat Bentworth
October 19, 2018
Heading into their matchup against Bentworth, Leechburg wanted to keep a simple gameplan: run effectively and playing strong defense. The Blue Devils (4-5) executed their gameplan as they shutout Bentworth, 28-0, on the road in a nonconference game. Senior running back Bret Kardos led the Blue Devils with 158 rushing

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Penn Hills boys soccer battles adversity throughout challenging season
October 18, 2018
Sports can be used as a vehicle to teach many life lessons to teenage athletes. As Penn Hills boys soccer coach Ryan Hankey was looking to change the culture with his team, the Indians were faced with adversity multiple times. During the offseason, Hankey established an offseason program he believed

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Westmoreland athletes of the week: Greensburg Salem’s Cameron Binda, GCC’s Corinn Brewer
October 16, 2018
Cameron Binda School: Greensburg Salem Sport: Cross country Year: Senior Claim to fame: Binda won his second Westmoreland County Coaches Association title in 16 minutes, 28 seconds to lead Greensburg Salem to a team title on Oct. 11. Greensburg Salem finished with four of the top five finishers in the

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Greensburg Salem shuts out Ringgold for crucial victory
October 12, 2018
Greensburg Salem knew it had to handle its business Friday night against Ringgold if the Golden Lions had any thoughts of qualifying for the WPIAL playoffs. Greensburg Salem did exactly that as they relied on their rushing attack to beat Ringgold, 35-0, in a Big Eight Conference game at Offutt

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Penn Hills players, coaches credit past teams after milestone victory
October 11, 2018
When the schedule came out this year, members of the Penn Hills football team circled the seventh game of the season at Hampton. If the Indians handled their business the prior six weeks, they would have an opportunity to win the program's 500th game. That is exactly what happened. Penn

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Penn Hills runners deal with injuries, illness
For a team with limited runners, the one thing Penn Hills cross country couldn't afford was injuries or illnesses. That's exactly what happened to the Indians as their top runners on the boys and girls teams fell victim to a bug. The boys team recently lost sophomore Jonah Silverman to

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Westmoreland athletes of the week: Franklin Regional’s Palmer Jackson, Latrobe’s Lexie Planinsek
October 9, 2018
Palmer Jackson School: Franklin Regional Sport: Golf Class: Senior Claim to fame: Jackson shot 76 to finish tied with Latrobe's Brady Pevarnik for third at the WPIAL Class 3A individual boys golf championship at Oakmont Country Club on Oct. 3. Central Catholic's Jimmy Meyers won the event with a round

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Lisbon, Penn-Trafford run over Latrobe
October 5, 2018
Penn-Trafford kept its gameplan simple by relying on the run and playing tough defense as the Warriors extended their win streak to five games at Warrior Stadium. Junior running back Caleb Lisbon led Penn-Trafford with 178 yards and three touchdowns on 28 carries, helping the Warriors to a 27-7 win

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Westmoreland athletes of the week: Norwin’s Kyle Krotec, Yough’s Justine Appolonia
October 2, 2018
Kyle Krotec School: Norwin Sport: Soccer Class: Senior Claim to fame: Krotec, who is a team captain, made fives saves and earned a shutout to

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No. 3 Clairton overcomes turnovers, eases past Leechburg
September 28, 2018
Creating turnovers and short fields are a recipe for an underdog to beat a heavy favorite. Leechburg created those opportunities with having short fields, however,

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Kent State-bound Cephas a key component in Penn Hills attack
The Penn Hills football team has imposed its will against opposing defenses this season en route to five victories to open the season. Senior wide

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Top-ranked South Park girls soccer hoping to find championship success
September 25, 2018
The last two seasons, the South Park girls soccer program challenged itself by moving up in classification to Class 3A. The Eagles, who went 34-7-4

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Westmoreland athletes of the week: Belle Vernon’s Markello Apodiakos, Penn-Trafford’s Megan Giesey
Markello Apodiakos School: Belle Vernon Sport: Soccer Class: Senior Claim to fame: Apodiakos scored three goals to lead Belle Vernon (8-2-1) to a 6-0 win

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Gateway girls soccer contending for WPIAL playoff berth in Section 1-3A
September 21, 2018
After winless season in section play, Gateway girls soccer coach Kelly Bender believed the Gators could bounce back and have more success this year with

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Westmoreland County athletes of the week: Latrobe’s Brady Pevarnik, Jenna Bell
September 18, 2018
Brady Pevarnik School: Latrobe Sport: Golf Class: Senior Claim to fame: Pevarnik, a Penn State commit, captured his second Westmoreland County Coaches Association title after

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Greensburg Central Catholic gets back on winning track with win over Leechburg
September 14, 2018
After last week's 40-0 loss to Clairton, it was important for Greensburg Central Catholic to get off to a fast start Friday night at home

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Penn Hills’ Brisker commits to play basketball at Niagara
When Penn Hills senior guard Adia Brisker was contemplating the college recruitment process, she wanted to make sure she had a deep relationship with those

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Westmoreland athletes of the week: Norwin’s Carter Breen, Franklin Regional’s Sydney Lindeman
September 11, 2018
Carter Breen School: Norwin Sport: Soccer Class: Senior Claim to fame: Breen recorded two hat tricks last week to lead Norwin (4-1, 2-0) to a

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Penn Hills runners gaining experience at early-season invitationals
September 6, 2018
After a season filled with a slew of injuries and illnesses, the Penn Hills cross country team will look to stay healthy and replace the

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Greensburg CC pulls away from Riverview to move to 2-0
August 31, 2018
It could be easy to overlook your opponent with perennial powerhouse Clairton on your horizon. However, Greensburg Central Catholic made sure to handle business at

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Senior captains hope to help Penn Hills boys soccer team rebound
August 30, 2018
If Ryan Hankey wants to continues to change the culture with the Penn Hills boys soccer program, he will need the continued support from his

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Veteran lineup returns for Penn Hills girls volleyball
The Penn Hills girls volleyball team will lean on a more athletic and experienced roster this year to improve on a two-win season from a

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Defending state champ Jeannette overcomes sluggish start, beats East Allegheny
August 24, 2018
Heading into the season, Jeannette had concerns on the type of team it had with several key pieces gone from their WPIAL and PIAA championship

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Experienced lineup returns for Penn Hills tennis team
August 23, 2018
After going winless last season, the Penn Hills girls tennis program looks to play the spoiler role with a majority of players returning this season.

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Penn Hills soccer coach Ashley Devito prepares her team for the upcoming 2018 season Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018.
Midfielders hope to guide Penn Hills girls soccer back to WPIAL playoffs
Heading into their fourth season under coach Ashley DeVito, the Penn Hills girls soccer team will lean on a seasoned midfield in hopes of clinching

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Greensburg Salem boys soccer puts focus on defensive end
August 20, 2018
As the Greensburg Salem boys soccer program heads into its second season under coach Sam Lauris, the Golden Lions have put more of an emphasis

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Greensburg Salem's Kylie Smith during soccer practice at Offutt Field, in Greensburg, on Friday, Aug. 17, 2018.
Greensburg Salem girls soccer showing more strength, skill in early-season workouts
In the second year under coach Michael Rhea, the Greensburg Salem girls soccer program is hoping to rebound after missing the playoffs for the first

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Carrick aims to improve with group of returning starters
August 19, 2018
Even if they don't see the results on the football field this season, Carrick coach Ed White wants to make sure valuable life lessons are

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Allderdice looks to repeat in City League with new cast
After snapping a 50-year draught and capturing a City League title, Allderdice will look to repeat with new pieces to the puzzle. Last season, the

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Brashear No. 2 Jayon Blair
Schmidt looks to carry on tradition at Brashear
For the first time in a decade, a new coach will man the sidelines for Brashear as Don Schmidt has taken over as head coach

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Penn Hills taking aim at championship run
August 14, 2018
Last season, Penn Hills finished on the footsteps of participating in the WPIAL Class 6A championship. However, after a loss to Central Catholic in the

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Culture, education drew Tank Smith to Howard
August 9, 2018
Since he began playing flag football as a 4-year-old, Penn Hills senior running back and linebacker Terry andquot;Tankandquot; Smith dreamed about being a football player.

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Some of the volunteers for the Special Olympics events at Penn Hills were Indians athletes Autumn Blair, Julianna Weston, Sierra Ward, Sophia DeVito, Madison Banks, Yasmine Logan, Sierra Hankey, Jonah Silverman, Andy Plowden, Dylan Bennett, Harrison Bash, Rick Martin, Taylor Clayborn, Ashley Lloyd, Eliza Brennan, Amanda McCann, Dayvona Hogan and Katie Russell.
Penn Hills athletes volunteer for school’s Special Olympics day
August 2, 2018
No matter someone's age, gender, race or physical and mental capabilities, everyone wants to compete and do their best, knowing they can physically do anything

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Penn Hills student-athletes awarded Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation scholarships
July 26, 2018
Pursuing higher education comes at a cost, and any financial help is greatly appreciated in order to reach academic dreams. Two Penn Hills student-athletes recently

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Penn Hills’ Robertson, Brisker value experience during AAU season
July 20, 2018
During the most important summer in their basketball careers, Penn Hills teammates Tayonna Robertson and Adia Brisker have played pivotal roles on their AAU team,

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Penn Hills’ Trower twins to continue running at next level
July 12, 2018
After redeeming himself during his senior track and field season, Penn Hills Alex Trower finally made his collegiate decision for this fall. Surrounded by family

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Penn Hills' Darrell Mason (2) carries the ball downfield in the first half of the homecoming match between Penn Hills and Mt. Lebanon on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. Penn Hills won the game 42-31.
Penn Hills’ Mason achieves goal of making Big 33 game
July 6, 2018
Heading into his senior season, Penn Hills tight end/linebacker Darrell Mason had goals of being a first-team all-conference selection as well as being selected to

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Navari talks with teammates during a game.
Penn Hills grad Navari snags football coaching job
June 21, 2018
When Joe Navari was playing high school football for the Penn Hills Indians, he knew he would pick up coaching when his playing days were

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Greensburg Central Catholic's Bryce Kurpiel
Westmoreland athletes of the week: GCC’s Bryce Kurpiel, Hempfield’s Margaret Monzo
June 13, 2018
Bryce Kurpiel School: Greensburg Central Catholic Sport: Baseball Class: Junior Claim to fame: Kurpiel, who has a .585 batting average, 28 runs, 31 hits and

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Penn Hills' Emmanuel Mitchell competes in the high jump at the PIAA state track and field championships on May 26, 2018, at Shippensburg University.
Penn Hills’ Mitchell to continue track career in college
June 8, 2018
The decorated track and field career of Penn Hills' Emmanuel Mitchell recently came to a close as he medaled for the third time at the

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Anthony Tucci was named king of Penn Hills High School's 2017 Homecoming during halftime of the Friday night match between Penn Hills and Mt. Lebanon on Oct. 20. The final score was Penn Hills 42, Mt. Lebanon 31.
Penn Hills spring athletes earn postseason honors
Penn Hills spring sports teams had six athletes who were selected to all-section teams this year — two baseball players and four softball players. The

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Southmoreland's Faith Miller
Westmoreland athletes of the week: Greensburg Salem’s Andrew Rosenberg, Southmoreland’s Faith Miller
June 6, 2018
Andrew Rosenberg School: Greensburg Salem Sport: Baseball Class: Senior Claim to fame: Rosenberg recorded the lone hit, a triple, and scored the only run for

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Penn Hills' Emmanuel Mitchell competes in the Class AAA boys high jump during the PIAA track and field state championships Saturday, May 26, 2018, at Shippensburg University.
Penn Hills trio caps career at PIAA meet
June 1, 2018
An era at Penn Hills came to a close for the andquot;Dynasty trioandquot; as they competed in their final meet at the PIAA Class AAA

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Greensburg Central Catholic's Aiden Brewer
Westmoreland athletes of the week: GCC’s Aiden Brewer, Hempfield’s Mackenna Orie
May 30, 2018
Aiden Brewer School: Greensburg Central Catholic Sport: Track and field Year: Senior Claim to fame: Brewer placed fifth in the pole vault, clearing 13 feet,

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Penn Hills' Hollis Mathis looks to pass during the Indians' game against Plum on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, at Newman Stadium in McCandless. Penn Hills won 26-0.
Penn Hills quarterback Hollis Mathis commits to Howard, says it ‘felt like home’
May 26, 2018
When he started playing football for the Penn Hills feeder program at 7 years old, Penn Hills junior quarterback Hollis Mathis dreamed what the moment

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Penn Hills' Alex Trower wins the boys 100-meter dash Thursday, May 17, 2018, during WPIAL Class AAA track and field championships at Baldwin High School.
Penn Hills’ ‘Dynasty’ trio shines at WPIAL meet
A trio of Penn Hills senior athletes, who calls themselves andquot;the Dynasty,andquot; wanted to make sure they left their mark in Indians track and field

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Greensburg Central Catholic's Lauren Ritenour
Westmoreland athletes of the week: Franklin Regional’s Jacob Shedd, GCC’s Lauren Ritenour
May 23, 2018
Jacob Shedd School: Franklin Regional Sport: Track and field Class: Senior Claim to fame: Shedd captured the triple jump title with a mark of 44

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Penn-Trafford lacrosse teams continue to improve
May 18, 2018
With both being less than a decade old, the Penn-Trafford boys and girls lacrosse programs continue to lay the groundwork to build sustainable success. The

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Eastern Michigan a ‘good environment’ for Penn Hills’ Stephens
Entering his senior season, Penn Hills basketball player Daivon Stephens wasn't receiving the college scholarship offers he hoped for. However, after leading Penn Hills to

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Penn Hills pitcher Jasmine Woodings pitches against Hempfield on April 12, 2018, at Hempfield.
Penn Hills softball develops in tough section
Heading into the season, the Penn Hills softball players understood they were facing an uphill battle competing in a section with some top programs in

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Westmoreland athletes of the week: Hempfield’s Luke Hudson, Jeannette’s Savannah Berry
May 16, 2018
Luke Hudson School: Hempfield Sport: Baseball Class: Junior Claim to fame: Hudson hit a walk-off triple that scored Isaiah DiAndreth to lead Class 6A No.

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Penn Hills' Alex Trower wins the boys 100-meter dash during the Baldwin Invitational on Friday, May 4, 2018, at Baldwin High School.
Penn Hills athletes primed for WPIAL competition
May 11, 2018
A trio of Penn Hills seniors — Alex Trower, Emmanuel Mitchell and Jaden Rouse — have worked on their consistency in their final season as

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Kiski Area senior wrestler Isaac Reid, the No. 1-ranked heavyweight in the state, faces Penn Hills senior Deshawn Butler in the 285-pound championship match Saturday at the WPIAL Section 1-3A championships at Kiski.
Penn Hills’ Butler decides to wrestle at Pitt-Johnstown
As a young kid, Penn Hills senior heavyweight DeShawn Butler would watch others wrestle at the collegiate level and envisioned he would be in the

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Westmoreland athletes of the week: Ligonier Valley’s Ethan Boring, Yough’s Kierra Waywood
May 9, 2018
Ethan Boring School: Ligonier Valley Sport: Baseball Year: Sophomore Claim to fame: Boring went 2 for 3 with two home runs, including a grand slam,

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Penn Hills baseball building with young lineup
May 4, 2018
At the beginning of the season, a breath of fresh air and a new attitude was injected into the Penn Hills baseball program with the

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Penn Hills’ Gregory commits to swim at N.C. State
May 3, 2018
As his two older brothers enjoy collegiate swimming at LaSalle, Penn Hills junior Kimani Gregory knew he wanted to swim at the collegiate level. Gregory,

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Westmoreland athletes of the week: Belle Vernon’s Hunter Martin, Norwin’s Jessica Kolesar
May 2, 2018
Hunter Martin School: Belle Vernon Sport: Track and field Class: Junior Claim to fame: Martin was named the combined MVP after winning the 110-meter hurdles

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Penn Hills running back Tim Smith takes part in a workout Monday, Aug. 8, 2016, at Penn Hills.
Penn Hills’ Smith enters all-star game with chip on shoulder
April 27, 2018
Spring is here, which means the end of senior athletes' high school careers. Unless an unexpected email during homeroom changes that. Penn Hills running back

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Ligonier Valley's Avery Arnone
Westmoreland athletes of the week: Ligonier Valley’s Avery Arnone, Latrobe’s Kiley Myers
April 25, 2018
Avery Arnone School: Ligonier Valley Sport: Track and field Year: Senior Claim to fame: Arnone, who is the defending District 6 champion in the 400

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Roundball Classic roundup: New Castle’s Hooker goes out in style
April 21, 2018
New Castle's Marcus Hooker stepped on the basketball court one final time and led the Class 4A all-stars to a 106-91 victory over the Class

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Penn Hills' Jaden Rouse (front, left) and Jermel Ward (front, center) signed national letters of intent April 11, 2018. They were joined by, front, right, Julian Ward; and in back, from left, Lee Zelkowitz, Richard Rouse, Gloria Rouse, Kiera Ward and Shala Ward.
Penn Hills’ Rouse, Ward sign letters of intent
April 20, 2018
A pair of Penn Hills senior athletes made their college plans official April 11. Jaden Rouse signed on with Bucknell for track and field while

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Members of the Penn Hills boys track team competing at the Tri-State Track and Field Coaches Association meet April 14, 2018, are from left, Dylan Bennett, Emmanuel Mitchel, Alex Trower, Micah Silverman, Jonah Silverman, Brennon Williams-Howard and Wesley Trower.
Penn Hills track shines, sets school record at Tri-State meet
Western Pennsylvania's wild April weather has limited the amount of work the Penn Hills track and field team can get outdoors. However, on a beautiful

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Hempfield's Isaiah DiAndreth
Westmoreland athletes of the week: Hempfield’s Isaiah DiAndreth, Monessen’s Dana Vatakis
April 18, 2018
Isaiah DiAndreth School: Hempfield Sport: Baseball Class: Senior Claim to fame: DiAndreth, who is batting .440 with five doubles, five RBIs and eight runs scored

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Penn Hills Hall of Fame inductees, the 1973 boys volleyball team
Penn Hills Hall of Fame to welcome Class of 2018
April 13, 2018
The Penn Hills Sports Hall of Fame will induct eight athletes and two teams in its Class of 2018. An induction ceremony will take place

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Yough's Jarett Bach
Westmoreland athletes of the week: Yough’s Jarett Bach, Latrobe’s Sarah Blair
April 11, 2018
Jarett Bach School: Yough Sport: Baseball Year: Junior Claim to fame: Bach allowed one hit and struck out 13 batters in 52⁄3 innings to lead

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Multi-sport standouts lead way into Penn Hills hall of fame
April 6, 2018
The Penn Hills Sports Hall of Fame will induct eight athletes and two teams in its Class of 2018. The induction ceremony be April 28

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Westmoreland athletes of the week: Penn-Trafford’s Josh Spiegel, Belle Vernon’s Bailey Parshall
April 4, 2018
Josh Spiegel School: Penn-Trafford Sport: Baseball Class: Senior Claim to fame: Spiegel, an Oklahoma State commit, hit a solo home run for Penn-Trafford (1-0) in

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Penn Hills' Daivon Stephens grabs a rebound over Fox Chapel's Domanic Mcgriff during 6-A boys PIAA first round action Saturday, March 10, 2018, at North Hills Middle School.
Penn Hills will be well-represented at Roundball Classic
March 31, 2018
The Penn Hills boys basketball season was one to remember as the Indians captured their first WPIAL championship since 2003. Though the season ended early

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Penn Hills' Emmanuel Mitchell competes at the PIAA championship meet May 27, 2017, in Shippensburg.
Penn Hills track and field focuses on end-of-season success
The Penn Hills track and field program has a pair of athletes from last year's team who have their sights on returning to Shippensburg at

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Penn Hills' Kimani Gregory finished second in the 100 fly at the 2018 PIAA Class AAA swimming championships March 14, 2018, at Bucknell.
Penn Hills’ Gregory wraps another swim season at PIAAs
March 24, 2018
Penn Hills junior Kimani Gregory can cross the high school portion off his busy swimming schedule as the season concluded March 14 and 15 at

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New coach energizes Penn Hills baseball program
A new year, new coach and new attitude has sparked optimism for those involved in the Penn Hills baseball program. The Indians, who finished with

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Hempfield's Gavin Mayo
Westmoreland athletes of the week: Hempfield’s Gavin Mayo, Latrobe’s Rylee Jackson
March 21, 2018
Gavin Mayo School: Hempfield Sport: Swimming and diving Class: Junior Claim to fame: Mayo finished fourth in the 50-yard freestyle in 20.81 seconds at the

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Monessen baseball looks to build off last season
March 17, 2018
Three of the four semifinalists in the 2017 WPIAL Class A baseball playoffs came from Section 2. Monessen, the fourth playoff-qualifier from the section last

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WPIAL runner-up Monessen softball no longer an underdog
Monessen softball put the rest of WPIAL Class A on alert after making a deep run in the playoffs last season. The Greyhounds (16-7 in

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Penn Hills boys volleyball seeks playoff return
It's a new boys volleyball season, which means it's a new cast of characters for Penn Hills. The Indians will look to take the next

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Penn Hills softball up for challenging section
March 16, 2018
As part of the newly formed Section 2-6A that included state champ Hempfield, Latrobe and Norwin, the Penn Hills softball program learned last season what

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Westmoreland athletes of the week: Derry’s Dom DeLuca, Belle Vernon’s Kelsey Green
March 14, 2018
Dom DeLuca School: Derry Sport: Wrestling Class: Junior Claim to fame: DeLuca (48-6) finished second in the 220-pound weight class at the PIAA Class AA

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Gateway boys tennis seeks redemption
March 12, 2018
After finishing one win short of a postseason berth last year, the Gateway boys tennis team looks to get over the hump with a young

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Penn Hills boys’ 5th WPIAL championship lifts spirits
March 10, 2018
Heading into the season, Penn Hills boys basketball coach Dan DeRose believed he had the missing ingredient to a WPIAL championship team: senior point guard

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Penn Hills swimmer Gregory shines on large stage
This part of the season is all about hitting your best times in the pool in order to win the biggest races. That's exactly what

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Penn Hills lineman Weis chooses Waynesburg
March 2, 2018
Even though the national signing period started in early February, not everyone put pen to paper right away. Penn Hills senior lineman Christian Weis signed

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Mt. Pleasan't Alex Miscovich
Westmoreland athletes of the week: Mt. Pleasant’s Alex Miscovich, Penn-Trafford’s Paige Kalik
February 28, 2018
Alex Miscovich School: Mt. Pleasant Sport: Wrestling Class: Senior Claim to fame: Miscovich (40-8) captured the 132-pound title at the PIAA Class AA Southwest Regional

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Thomas Jefferson wins state gymnastics team championship
February 24, 2018
Last week, Thomas Jefferson lost by a slim margin to Moon in the WPIAL gymnastics team championship. However, Thomas Jefferson got the final say when

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Penn Hills’ Trower shines during indoor track season
February 23, 2018
After transferring to Central Catholic for his junior season, senior Alex Trower returned to Penn Hills and has made an immediate impact during the indoor

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The Penn Hills girls bowling team is made up of (from left) Ashley Heplar, Audrey Grainy, Christina Marra, Tayler Parco and Makayla Delo.
Penn Hills girls finish 4th at WPIBL tournament
After missing the WPIBL championships last season, the Penn Hills girls bowling team made sure those in the bowling community didn't forget about them. The

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Ligonier Valley's Alex Caldwell
Westmoreland athletes of the week: Ligonier Valley’s Caldwell, Belle Vernon’s Boff
February 21, 2018
Alex Caldwell School: Ligonier Valley Sport: Wrestling Class: Senior Claim to fame: Caldwell (26-2) won the 145-pound title at the PIAA District 6 Class AA

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Penn Hills' Ariana Dunson drives past Woodland Hills' Joi Burleigh during their game Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, at Penn Hills High School.
Penn Hills girls get healthy in time for playoffs
February 17, 2018
It's not how you start a season, it's how you finish. The Penn Hills girls basketball team had a rocky regular season as injuries took

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Penn Hills baseball works from ground up
Penn Hills athletic director Stephanie Strauss stressed the importance of rejuvenating the secondary sports at Penn Hills when she was hired in May. Strauss believes

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Westmoreland athletes of the week: Norwin’s Josh Ratesic, GCC’s Melina Maietta
February 14, 2018
Josh Ratesic School: Norwin Sport: Basketball Class: Senior Claim to fame: Ratesic scored 37 points, including seven 3-pointers, to lead Norwin (11-11, 5-9) to a

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Penn Hills girls bowlers to compete at WPIBL championship
February 10, 2018
After missing the WPIBL team championships last season, the Penn Hills girls bowling team returns to the event after finishing as runner-up in the East

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3 Penn Hills players sign with college football programs
Since the NCAA instituted an early signing period this year, national signing day lost some of its excitement. Most of the top talent already had

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Westmoreland athletes of the week: Latrobe’s Bryce Butler, Ligonier Valley’s Alexia Boyd
February 7, 2018
Bryce Butler School: Latrobe Sport: Basketball Class: Junior Claim to fame: Butler scored 28 points to lead Latrobe (14-6, 9-4) to a 66-56 win over

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Penn Hills’ Mason ready to play at Robert Morris
February 3, 2018
With national signing day fast approaching, local WPIAL football players started to announce their college commitments. Penn Hills tight end and linebacker Darrell Mason made

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Penn Hills' Daivon Stephens drives past Woodland Hills' Olson Nicholson during their game Friday, Jan. 12, 2017, at Penn Hills High School.
Penn Hills holds section-title fate in its hands
It seemed like the Penn Hills boys basketball team was rolling right along after the Indians won their biggest game of the season against a

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Piccolino sparks Keystone Oaks to Section 3-4A win over Elizabeth Forward
February 1, 2018
Keystone Oaks' stingy defense normally kick starts the girls basketball team on offense. However, the Golden Eagles' defense didn't fully click into gear until the

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Belle Vernon's Ian Shahan
Westmoreland athletes of the week: Belle Vernon’s Shahan, Mt. Pleasant’s Gardner
Ian Shahan School: Belle Vernon Sport: Swimming and diving Year: Freshman Claim to fame: Shahan set a meet record in the 100-yard backstroke with a

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Burrell's Noah Linderman wrestles South Fayette's Mike Cusic during their 145 lb. match on Wed. Jan. 24, 2018 at Burrell High School.
South Fayette wrestlers look to rebound in WPIAL team tournament
January 30, 2018
For the past five seasons, the South Fayette wrestling has made it at least the final four in the WPIAL Class AA team tournament. If

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Gateway wrestlers leave county tourney with medals
January 28, 2018
After qualifying for the WPIAL wrestling tournament at 106 pounds during his freshman season, Gateway sophomore Evan Whiteside has continued to progress. Whiteside finished sixth

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Penn Hills wrestler Butler keeps momentum going
January 27, 2018
Penn Hills senior wrestler Deshawn Butler continued his strong season Jan. 19-20 at Fox Chapel's Allegheny County Tournament. Butler (19-4) finished third in the 285-pound

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Jeannette's Anthony Johnson
Westmoreland athletes of the week: Jeannette’s Anthony Johnsson, GCC’s Anna Eisaman
January 25, 2018
Anthony Johnson School: Jeannette Sport: Basketball Year: Junior Claim to fame: Johnson, who is averaging 19 points per game this season, scored 31 to lead

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Penn Hills' Terry Smith carries past Plum defender Dominic Carlisano during their game on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 at Newman Stadium in McCandless. Penn Hills won 26-0.
Penn Hills football learns Class 5A conference foes
January 20, 2018
Last month, the Penn Hills athletic department decided to be classified in Class 5A in football, basketball, baseball and softball under the new WPIAL realignment

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Penn Hills' Kimani Gregory competes in the 100 fly at practice Thursday, March 10, 2016, in Penn Hills.
Penn Hills swimmer Gregory gets a shot at Olympians
Being the best in one's sport requires a lot of sweat and sacrifice. Penn Hills junior Kimani Gregory is trying to become one of the

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Allderdice's Tyler Williams scores against Westinghouse's Rafeik Simons during their game Friday, Jan. 19, 2017, in Squirrel Hill.
Allderdice boys win City League showdown over Westinghouse
January 19, 2018
City League boys basketball bragging rights were on the line when undefeated teams Allderdice and Westinghouse faced off Friday night. Allderdice reminded Westinghouse why the

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Members of the South Fayette wrestling team get fired up before a match against Quaker Valley on Jan. 17, 2017, at South Fayette.
No. 3 South Fayette wrestling takes down No. 6 Quaker Valley
January 17, 2018
A subsection title was on the line when two undefeated wrestling programs — South Fayette and Quaker Valley — squared off on the Lions' senior

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Monessen's Lyndon Henderson
Westmoreland athletes of the week: Monessen’s Lyndon Henderson, Jeannette’s Dymond Crawford
Lyndon Henderson School: Monessen Sport: Basketball Class: Junior Claim to fame: Henderson, who is averaging 20 points, scored 32 to lead Class A No. 5

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Late basket gives No. 4 Avonworth girls come-from-behind win over Seton LaSalle
January 15, 2018
Good teams try to find a way to win even when it's not their night. Class 3A No. 4 Avonworth stayed within striking distance of

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Penn Hills' Alysa Sledge battles Woodland Hills' Ciare Blye for a loose ball during their game Friday, Jan. 12, 2017, at Penn Hills High School.
Penn Hills girls basketball team manages to thrive without injured leaders
January 12, 2018
Heading into the season, the Penn Hills girls basketball program knew it had to navigate a tough schedule as it learned to play without the

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Penn Hills' Adia Brisker drives between Woodland Hills' Ciara Turner (25) and Dayna Calloway during their game Friday, Jan. 12, 2017, at Penn Hills High School.
Penn Hills uses indoor track and field season as springboard
Even though it's not time for outdoor track and field, it's time for those with WPIAL and PIAA aspirations to begin their journey by utilizing

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Peters Township wrestling stays atop Section 2B after taking down Mt. Lebanon
January 10, 2018
Peters Township had a chance to put a stranglehold on its sub-section Wednesday when the Indians matched up against Mt. Lebanon in a Class AAA,

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Westmoreland athletes of the week: Franklin Regional’s Colton Camacho, Norwin’s Olivia Gribble
Colton Camacho School: Franklin Regional Sport: Wrestling Class: Junior Claim to fame: Camacho (19-2) earned his third Westmoreland County Coaches Association championship, winning the 132-pound

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Penn Hills senior Daivon Stephens (30) at boys varsity basketball practice on Nov. 22.
Undefeated Penn Hills boys basketball team keeps on rolling
January 6, 2018
Going 19-4 last season might give one certain expectations entering this season. However, the Penn Hills boys basketball program faced variables that might have predicted

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Penn Hills wrestlers make steady progress
Penn Hills senior DeShawn Butler has qualified for WPIALs two years in a row. He is looking to become more consistent this season in order

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Top-seeded Canon-McMillan wrestling holds off No. 3 Waynesburg in section battle
January 4, 2018
If Waynesburg wrestlers had any thoughts of being Section 4A regular-season champions, the Raiders knew they had to go through Canon-McMillan. Third-ranked Waynesburg had a

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Westmoreland athletes of the week: Ligonier Valley’s Robby Patrick, Hempfield’s Allison Podkul
January 3, 2018
Robby Patrick School: Ligonier Valley Sport: Wrestling Class: Senior Claim to fame: Patrick, a Virginia commit, defeated Greensburg Salem's Jesse Quatse by major decision, 9-0,

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High school football camps are coming to a close and area teams are gearing up for the first game of their season. Penn Hills quarterback Hollis Mathis (12) during practice drills on Tuesday, August 15 at Yuhas-McGinley Stadium.
Penn Hills quarterback Hollis Mathis encouraged by all-state honors
December 28, 2017
After leading his football team to its deepest playoff run since 2008, junior quarterback Hollis Mathis can't shake the team-first mentality even after being recognized

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Penn Hills fitness team offers unique opportunity for students
In a time where more of a focus has been placed on individual sports, there has always been one constant at Penn Hills. Penn Hills

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Hempfield's Braden Brose
Westmoreland athletes of the week: Hempfield’s Braden Brose, Latrobe’s Laura Graytok
December 27, 2017
Braden Brose School: Hempfield Sport: Basketball Class: Senior Claim to fame: Brose scored 23 points to lead Hempfield (3-5, 1-2) to a 77-66 win over

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Julian Major, wide receiver for Penn Hills Indians, is committed to Michigan State.
Penn Hills WR Julian Major signs on with Michigan State
December 22, 2017
Julian Major has known for months where he wanted to play football in college. So, he didn't want to waste any time making his decision

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Franklin Regional bowlers aim for more success
December 21, 2017
After a third-place finish in the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Bowling League team championship last season, the Franklin Regional boys returns several key contributors this season.

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Latrobe's Reed Fenton
Westmoreland athletes of the week: Latrobe’s Reed Fenton, Ligonier Valley’s Lexie Petrof
December 20, 2017
Reed Fenton School: Latrobe Sport: Basketball Class: Junior Claim to fame: Fenton hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to lead Latrobe (2-2) to a 92-91

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Laurel Highlands' Bryce Laskey
Pittsburgh athletes of the week: Laurel Highlands’ Bryce Laskey, Ringgold’s Ashley Briscoe
Bryce Laskey School: Laurel Highlands Sport: Basketball Class: Senior Claim to fame: Laskey, who made eight 3-pointers, scored 45 points and reached 1,000 points for

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Penn Hills triple-jumper Jaden Rouse picks Bucknell
December 16, 2017
After finishing sixth in the triple jump at the WPIAL championships last year, Penn Hills senior Jaden Rouse decided to get his college decision out

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Penn Hills opts to leave Class 6A ranks for 5A
When the PIAA decided to add classifications to a number of team sports two years ago, the WPIAL had to go back to the drawing

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Ligonier Valley's Marrek Paola
Westmoreland athletes of the week: Ligonier Valley’s Marrek Paola, Greensburg Salem’s Megan Kallock
December 13, 2017
Marrek Paola School: Ligonier Valley Sport: Basketball Class: Junior Claim to fame: Paola recorded a double-double with 36 points and 16 rebounds to lead Ligonier

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Penn Hills swimmers reload veteran program
December 8, 2017
After only losing a couple of key contributors from last year's team, the Penn Hills swimming program looks to utilize its team to make an

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Penn Hills bowling teams have youth to spare
The Penn Hills bowling program will return only one regional qualifier from last season as the Indians look to develop young talent. Senior Christina Marra,

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Penn Hills wrestlers Perkins, Butler look to take next step
December 2, 2017
As WPIAL qualifiers two years in a row, junior Justin Perkins and senior DeShawn Butler are looking to take the next step by becoming state

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Despite losing Division I talent to graduation, Penn Hills girls keep high expectations
Even after losing Division I players Jade Ely and Desiree Oliver to graduation in back-to-back years, the Penn Hills girls basketball team still has expectations

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Penn Hills seniors Darrell Mason (5) and Cam Wiley (10)
Penn Hills boys basketball has big shoes to fill
November 25, 2017
After claiming a share of the section title and making playoff runs in the first two seasons under coach Dan DeRose, the Penn Hills boys

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Penn Hills senior Stephanie Sipple signed a national letter of intent to swim at Cleveland State on Nov. 14, 2017, at Penn Hills. She was joined by her parents, Amy and Steve Sipple.
Penn Hills swimmer Sipple signs with Cleveland State
After finishing 15th in the 100-yard butterfly at the PIAA championships last season, senior Stephanie Sipple wanted to have a clear head when navigating her

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Greensburg Salem's James Gillis
Westmoreland athletes of the week: Greensburg Salem’s James Gillis, Norwin’s Sam Wexell
November 22, 2017
James Gillis School: Greensburg Salem Sport: Hockey Class: Senior Claim to fame: Gillis, who has six goals and four assists this season, recorded a hat

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Penn Hills' Hollis Mathis looks to pass during the Indians' game against Plum on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, at Newman Stadium in McCandless. Penn Hills won 26-0.
Penn Hills makes waves in coach Jon LeDonne’s 1st season
November 16, 2017
Heading into the first season under coach Jon LeDonne, many didn't know what to expect out of the Penn Hills football team. However, when the

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Latrobe's Cole Ferri
Westmoreland athletes of the week: Latrobe’s Cole Ferri, Norwin’s Emily Harrigan
November 15, 2017
Cole Ferri School: Latrobe Sport: Hockey Class: Sophomore Claim to fame: Ferri, who has five goals and four assists this season, recorded two goals and

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Penn Hills players earn all-section honors
November 10, 2017
In early November, the PA Big 56 released its all-section teams for boys and girls soccer and girls volleyball. The Indians were represented in all

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Penn Hills youth football players learn from varsity mentors
While the Penn Hills football team has been having one of its most successful seasons in almost a decade, coach Jon LeDonne and his staff

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Greensburg Salem's Mark Brown
Westmoreland athletes of the week: Greensburg Salem’s Mark Brown, Penn-Trafford’s Kiley Dugan
November 8, 2017
Mark Brown School: Greensburg Salem Sport: Cross Country Class: Junior Claim to fame: Brown finished eighth in 16 minutes, 30 seconds at the PIAA Class

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Cash hopes to aid development of Penn Hills’ young girls basketball players
November 3, 2017
The key to improving on a skill or talent is to consistently work on it. So, Penn Hills girls basketball coach Robert Cash has started

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Silverman paces Penn Hills runners at WPIAL meet
While enduring a season filled with injuries and illness, the Penn Hills cross country team had a bright spot with the performance of senior Micah

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Hempfield's Jared Gerger
Westmoreland athletes of the week: Hempfield’s Jared Gerger, GCC’s Sara Orndoff
November 1, 2017
Jared Gerger School: Hempfield Sport: Hockey Class: Junior Claim to fame: Gerger, who has six goals and four assists this season, recorded a goal and

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The Plum girls cross country team leaves the starting box during WPIAL Class AAA championship race Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, at Cooper's Lake Campground.
Plum runners compete at WPIAL meet
October 30, 2017
The Plum boys and girls cross country teams had high expectations heading into last week's WPIAL Class AAA championships at Cooper's Lake. However, the Mustangs

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Central Catholic shuts out Penn Hills to finish 2nd in Northern Seven
October 28, 2017
Though both teams already punched their tickets to the WPIAL playoffs, there was still plenty still on the line when Class 6A No. 3 Central

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Penn Hills' Hollis Mathis looks to pass during the Indians' game against Plum on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, at Newman Stadium in McCandless. Penn Hills won 26-0.
Penn Hills athletes to attend sportsmanship summit
October 27, 2017
One of the biggest compliments one can get is being labeled a leader among your peers. Six Penn Hills student-athletes will have the opportunity to

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Penn Hills' Luke Greenway (30) against Penn-Trafford during a preseason scrimmage on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, at Penn-Trafford.
Penn Hills boys cap rebuilding season
Things broke the wrong way for the Penn Hills boys soccer team, which battled through injuries to key contributors all season. The Indians lost starting

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Belle Vernon's Aaron Brown
Westmoreland athletes of the week: Belle Vernon’s Aaron Brown, Ligonier Valley’s Mia Lynn
October 25, 2017
Aaron Brown School: Belle Vernon Sport: Soccer Class: Junior Claim to fame: Brown, who has 12 goals and 11 assists this season, scored two goals

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GCC boys soccer squeezes past Chartiers-Houston to reach WPIAL quarterfinals
October 21, 2017
The Greensburg Central Catholic boys soccer team seemed to be on their way to a comfortable playoff win after a goal in the first minute.

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No. 3 Quaker Valley bounces back with win over No. 2 Seton LaSalle
One thing a team can't wait to do after a loss is get back on the field and get rid of the bad taste in

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Penn Hills girls soccer continues to climb
October 20, 2017
Under Ashley DeVito's direction, the Penn Hills girls soccer team not only has qualified for the WPIAL playoffs for consecutive seasons but has shown improvement

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Franklin Regional's Jeremy Lucas
Westmoreland athletes of the week: Franklin Regional’s Jeremy Lucas, Ligonier Valley’s Rachel Horrell
October 18, 2017
Jeremy Lucas School: Franklin Regional Sport: Soccer Class: Junior Claim to fame: Lucas, who factored in all seven shutouts this season, recorded two shutouts last

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Miller provides boost for Penn Hills volleyball
October 14, 2017
Senior outside hitter Becca Miller leads the Penn Hills girls volleyball team in kills this season and has worked to help develop a winning culture

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Fox Chapel keeps playoff hopes alive after 3rd straight victory
Fox Chapel continued to utilize its effective rushing attack spearheaded by quarterback Nick Gizzo and running back Micah Morris to extend its winning streak to

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Greensburg Central Catholic's Abby Zambruno
Westmoreland athletes of the week: Penn-Trafford’s Gavin Patrick, GCC’s Abby Zambruno
October 11, 2017
Gavin Patrick School: Penn-Trafford Sport: Hockey Class: Junior Claim to fame: Patrick scored three goals and added two assists to lead Penn-Trafford (1-1) to a

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Penn Hills basketball team kicks off Coaching Boys into Men program
October 7, 2017
High school sports aren't always about success on the field or court. They're also about developing athletes as individuals. The Penn Hills athletic department is

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Greensburg Central Catholic's Luke Mort
Westmoreland athletes of the week: GCC’s Luke Mort, Belle Vernon’s Izzy Laurita
October 4, 2017
Luke Mort School: Greensburg Central Catholic Sport: Soccer Class: Junior Claim to fame : Mort, who has 24 goals this season, scored four times to

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Cam Saddler, offensive coordinator for the Penn Hills Indians, during team practice on Thursday, Sept. 28.
Coordinators help football coach Jon LeDonne build family atmosphere at Penn Hills
September 30, 2017
When a new coach takes over a football program, the ability to create his own environment can sometimes be tough. However, Penn Hills head coach

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Franklin Regional's Sydney Caldwell
Westmoreland athletes of the week: Mt. Pleasant’s Shane Piper, Franklin Regional’s Sydney Caldwell
September 27, 2017
Shane Piper School: Mt. Pleasant Sport: Soccer Class: Junior Claim to fame: Piper, who collected 13 saves last week, extended his shutout streak to five

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In coach Margie Washnock’s second season, Ligonier Valley volleyball has bigger goals
September 24, 2017
After being away from coaching volleyball for close to three decades, Ligonier Valley coach Margie Washnock had to adjust to the rules and game play

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Peters Township ruins Justin Sliwoski’s return to Hempfield lineup
September 22, 2017
After losing three games in a row, Hempfield got a jolt of energy with the return of senior quarterback Justin Sliwoski. However, the Spartans were

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Belle Vernon's Markello Apodiakos
Westmoreland athletes of the week: Belle Vernon’s Markello Apodiakos, Penn-Trafford’s Hannah Nguyen
September 20, 2017
Markello Apodiakos School: Belle Vernon Sport: Soccer Class: Junior Claim to fame: Apodiakos, who has 16 goals and three assists this season, scored four goals

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Greensburg Salem's Maddy Murtland competes at the annual Red, White and Blue ClassicSept. 9, 2017, at Schenley Park.
Greensburg Salem runners off to fast start
September 18, 2017
Though Greensburg Salem cross country has been successful in recent years, coach Nathan Snider was pleasantly surprised to see how his teams performed at the

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Seton LaSalle RB Deanes uses 2nd-half surge to hold off Burrell
September 16, 2017
Seton LaSalle senior running back Lionel Deanes ran for more than 200 yards in each of his first two games this season. Deanes couldn't make

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Hempfield's Ben Midlik
Westmoreland athletes of the week: Hempfield’s Ben Midlik, Yough’s Justine Appolonia
September 13, 2017
Ben Midlik School: Hempfield Sport: Soccer Class: Senior Claim to fame: Midlik, who had five goals last season, scored a pair of penalty kicks to

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First-year players bolster Penn Hills girls tennis lineup
September 9, 2017
Though a lack of tennis courts and overall interest in the sport continue to be issues for the Penn Hills girls tennis team, the program

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Penn Hills runners train to improve as season progresses
The Penn Hills boys cross country team will look to replace the production lost from the graduation of its top two runners. The Indians, who

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No. 1 Clairton holds off Springdale’s upset bid with interception return for TD
Everyone is fully aware of what Clairton brings to the table as a football program. Even though the Bears had won 40 consecutive games against

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More experienced Penn Hills volleyball team eyes improvement
September 1, 2017
The Penn Hills girls volleyball team was a young and inexperienced team last season and managed only one victory. Now more experienced, the Indians look

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Penn Hills girls aim for consistent play under 3rd-year coach DeVito
August 26, 2017
After qualifying for the WPIAL playoffs for the first time since 2007, members of the Penn Hills girls soccer team believe they can make back-to-back

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Penn-Trafford's Austin Kreutzberger (7) against Penn Hills' Jesse Ternent (14) during a preseason scrimmage on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, at Penn-Trafford.
Penn Hills boys soccer seniors hope to take next step
After only one season under coach Ryan Hankey, the Penn Hills boys soccer team has approached this season with a new, positive attitude. The Indians,

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Greensburg Salem's Jeremy Kappel, during practice, on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017.
Lauris looks forward to teaching with Greensburg Salem boys soccer
August 21, 2017
As the Greensburg Salem boys soccer team takes the pitch this fall, the Golden Lions will place more emphasis on a team game under a

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New coach hopes to guide Greensburg Salem girls deep into playoffs
The Greensburg Salem girls soccer team has made the WPIAL playoffs the last four seasons under four coaches. The Golden Lions hope it won't be

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Stiller, Karafa return to lead Penn Hills golf
August 18, 2017
Golf might not be one of the most popular sports at Penn Hills. However, the boys golf team comprises of a mixture of experience and

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Julian Major, wide receiver for the Penn Hills Indians, during football practice at the Fralic Center on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017.
Penn Hills makes quick transition to new coach
Even though Jon LeDonne was just named Penn Hills' football coach in June, the players have acclimated themselves to his schemes faster than expected. The

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Plum boys golf eyes next step
August 14, 2017
The Plum boys golf team will look to continue to develop its game after losing only one contributor to graduation. This season the Mustangs will

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Former Franklin Regional soccer standout Velasquez to take year off
August 7, 2017
Concussions have been a hot topic in the sporting world. Autumn Velasquez, a recent graduate of Franklin Regional, knows firsthand the difficulties that come from

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Westmoreland athletes of the week: Franklin Regional’s Jake Sciorilli, Penn-Trafford’s Samantha Doherty
November 13, 2018
Jake Sciorilli School: Franklin Regional Sport: Soccer Class: Sophomore Claim to fame: Sciorilli scored from 12 yards out with 9 minutes, 38 seconds left to lead Franklin Regional (20-0-1) to a 1-0 win over Cathedral Prep in a PIAA Class AAA quarterfinal Saturday at Slippery Rock High School. andquot;I just

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Carroll becomes 1st Redeemer Lutheran runner to compete at PIAA meet
November 8, 2018
As Charis Carroll was starting high school, she was debating about if she wanted to continue with dance or if she needed to change her extracurricular activity. After going on a run with a friend last year, Carroll decided she would pursue cross country. In just her second year, Carroll

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Penn Hills soccer, volleyball players garner all-section honors
The historic season for the Penn Hills football program continues. However, the soccer and girls volleyball seasons came to a close, and individual honors have been announced. Six members of the boys and girls soccer and girls volleyball teams received all-section honors from the PA Big 56 this season. Senior

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Trib HSSN athletes of the week: Seneca Valley’s Luke Rupert, North Catholic’s Dominique Felix
November 6, 2018
Luke Rupert School: Seneca Valley Sport: Soccer Class: Junior Claim to fame: Rupert, who has six goals and seven assists this season, scored twice to lead Seneca Valley (18-2-1) to a 5-2 win over Norwin (17-3-1) in the WPIAL Class AAAA title game at Highmark Stadium on Saturday. Seneca Valley,

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Westmoreland athletes of the week: Franklin Regional’s Anthony DiFalco, Belle Vernon’s Grace Henderson
Anthony DiFalco School: Franklin Regional Sport: Soccer Class: Freshman Claim to fame: DiFalco, who has 11 goals this season, scored the only goal needed in the 33rd minute to lead No. 1 Franklin Regional (18-0-1) to a 1-0 win over West Allegheny (19-2) in the WPIAL Class AAA final at

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Penn Hills’ Tayonna Robertson to continue basketball career at Longwood
November 1, 2018
The Penn Hills girls basketball program has lofty expectations for a season on the horizon. That's a big reason senior guard/forward Tayonna Robertson wanted to get her college commitment out of the way as the Indians prepare for a title run. Robertson announced her commitment to Longwood (Ga.) via her

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Carmichaels sweeps Greensburg Central Catholic in WPIAL Class A girls volleyball semis
October 31, 2018
If the Greensburg Central Catholic girls volleyball team planned to make it back to the WPIAL Class A championship, the Centurions needed to do it without senior middle hitter Sarah Petnuch, who battled through injuries all season, during a semifinal matchup against Carmichaels. The No. 3 Centurions (16-1) mission for

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Shady Side Academy girls shut out rival GCC to advance to state playoffs
October 30, 2018
After missing out on an opportunity to go for back-to-back WPIAL championships, the Greensburg Central Catholic girls soccer team had an opportunity to clinch a spot in the PIAA Class A playoffs Tuesday night. Rival Shady Side Academy had other plans in its quest for another PIAA title. The No.

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Westmoreland athletes of the week: Greensburg Salem’s Mark Brown, Franklin Regional’s Aly Kindelberger
Mark Brown School: Greensburg Salem Sport: Cross Country Class: Senior Claim to fame: Brown captured the WPIAL Class AA cross country championship in 16 minutes, 52 seconds at Cal (Pa)'s Roadman Park last Thursday. Brown led Greensburg Salem to a team title, while fellow Golden Lion Cameron Binda finished second

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Seneca Valley ends Norwin’s playoff hopes
October 26, 2018
Heading into its matchup against Seneca Valley, Norwin knew it needed to take care of business plus get some outside help in order to qualify for the WPIAL Class 6A playoffs. But Norwin (3-7, 2-6) saw its season come to a close with a 21-13 loss to Seneca Valley (7-3,

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Penn Hills girls soccer team celebrates growth, improvement in 2nd half
After qualifying for the playoffs the past two seasons, Penn Hills girls soccer took a step back when you analyze the team through wins and losses. However, coach Ashley DeVito was pleased with how her team competed the second time around when facing off against Section 3-4A foes. DeVito was

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Penn Hills girls volleyball displays improvement throughout season
The theme for the Penn Hills girls volleyball team was andquot;Trust the Team.andquot; That theme was tested on and off the court this season. The Indians finished 7-10 overall with a 2-10 record in Section 3-4A. Penn Hills captured wins over Gateway, Woodland Hills, Carrick, Allderdice and Trinity Christian, while

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No. 2 Greensburg Central Catholic boys blank Brentwood in WPIAL quarterfinals
October 25, 2018
Last year, the Greensburg Central Catholic boys soccer season came to a shocking and abrupt end after a loss to Winchester Thurston in the WPIAL quarterfinals. After another 14-win regular season, the Centurions wanted to make sure their season didn't end in the quarterfinals again. No. 2 Greensburg Central Catholic

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Nemeth’s hat trick guides No. 2 Greensburg Central Catholic girls past OLSH in quarterfinals
October 24, 2018
Coming off the heels of a dominating win over Riverside in the first round of the WPIAL Class A playoffs, the Greensburg Central Catholic girls soccer team continued its quest to win the district title for the second year in a row. The No. 2-seeded Centurions followed up their strong

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Westmoreland athletes of the week: Greensburg Salem’s Ethan Turnbull, GCC’s Tatum Gretz
October 23, 2018
Ethan Turnbull School: Greensburg Salem Sport: Soccer Class: Senior Claim to fame: Turnbull, who scored 10 goals this season, netted four goals to lead Greensburg Salem (8-9, 7-5) to a 5-2 win over Laurel Highlands in Section 3-3A action Oct. 16. With the win, the Golden Lions claimed fourth place

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Opportunistic defense, strong ground game helps Leechburg beat Bentworth
October 19, 2018
Heading into their matchup against Bentworth, Leechburg wanted to keep a simple gameplan: run effectively and playing strong defense. The Blue Devils (4-5) executed their gameplan as they shutout Bentworth, 28-0, on the road in a nonconference game. Senior running back Bret Kardos led the Blue Devils with 158 rushing

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Penn Hills boys soccer battles adversity throughout challenging season
October 18, 2018
Sports can be used as a vehicle to teach many life lessons to teenage athletes. As Penn Hills boys soccer coach Ryan Hankey was looking to change the culture with his team, the Indians were faced with adversity multiple times. During the offseason, Hankey established an offseason program he believed

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Westmoreland athletes of the week: Greensburg Salem’s Cameron Binda, GCC’s Corinn Brewer
October 16, 2018
Cameron Binda School: Greensburg Salem Sport: Cross country Year: Senior Claim to fame: Binda won his second Westmoreland County Coaches Association title in 16 minutes, 28 seconds to lead Greensburg Salem to a team title on Oct. 11. Greensburg Salem finished with four of the top five finishers in the

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Greensburg Salem shuts out Ringgold for crucial victory
October 12, 2018
Greensburg Salem knew it had to handle its business Friday night against Ringgold if the Golden Lions had any thoughts of qualifying for the WPIAL playoffs. Greensburg Salem did exactly that as they relied on their rushing attack to beat Ringgold, 35-0, in a Big Eight Conference game at Offutt

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Penn Hills players, coaches credit past teams after milestone victory
October 11, 2018
When the schedule came out this year, members of the Penn Hills football team circled the seventh game of the season at Hampton. If the Indians handled their business the prior six weeks, they would have an opportunity to win the program's 500th game. That is exactly what happened. Penn

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Penn Hills runners deal with injuries, illness
For a team with limited runners, the one thing Penn Hills cross country couldn't afford was injuries or illnesses. That's exactly what happened to the Indians as their top runners on the boys and girls teams fell victim to a bug. The boys team recently lost sophomore Jonah Silverman to

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Westmoreland athletes of the week: Franklin Regional’s Palmer Jackson, Latrobe’s Lexie Planinsek
October 9, 2018
Palmer Jackson School: Franklin Regional Sport: Golf Class: Senior Claim to fame: Jackson shot 76 to finish tied with Latrobe's Brady Pevarnik for third at the WPIAL Class 3A individual boys golf championship at Oakmont Country Club on Oct. 3. Central Catholic's Jimmy Meyers won the event with a round

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Lisbon, Penn-Trafford run over Latrobe
October 5, 2018
Penn-Trafford kept its gameplan simple by relying on the run and playing tough defense as the Warriors extended their win streak to five games at Warrior Stadium. Junior running back Caleb Lisbon led Penn-Trafford with 178 yards and three touchdowns on 28 carries, helping the Warriors to a 27-7 win

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Westmoreland athletes of the week: Norwin’s Kyle Krotec, Yough’s Justine Appolonia
October 2, 2018
Kyle Krotec School: Norwin Sport: Soccer Class: Senior Claim to fame: Krotec, who is a team captain, made fives saves and earned a shutout to

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No. 3 Clairton overcomes turnovers, eases past Leechburg
September 28, 2018
Creating turnovers and short fields are a recipe for an underdog to beat a heavy favorite. Leechburg created those opportunities with having short fields, however,

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Kent State-bound Cephas a key component in Penn Hills attack
The Penn Hills football team has imposed its will against opposing defenses this season en route to five victories to open the season. Senior wide

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Top-ranked South Park girls soccer hoping to find championship success
September 25, 2018
The last two seasons, the South Park girls soccer program challenged itself by moving up in classification to Class 3A. The Eagles, who went 34-7-4

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Westmoreland athletes of the week: Belle Vernon’s Markello Apodiakos, Penn-Trafford’s Megan Giesey
Markello Apodiakos School: Belle Vernon Sport: Soccer Class: Senior Claim to fame: Apodiakos scored three goals to lead Belle Vernon (8-2-1) to a 6-0 win

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Gateway girls soccer contending for WPIAL playoff berth in Section 1-3A
September 21, 2018
After winless season in section play, Gateway girls soccer coach Kelly Bender believed the Gators could bounce back and have more success this year with

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Westmoreland County athletes of the week: Latrobe’s Brady Pevarnik, Jenna Bell
September 18, 2018
Brady Pevarnik School: Latrobe Sport: Golf Class: Senior Claim to fame: Pevarnik, a Penn State commit, captured his second Westmoreland County Coaches Association title after

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Greensburg Central Catholic gets back on winning track with win over Leechburg
September 14, 2018
After last week's 40-0 loss to Clairton, it was important for Greensburg Central Catholic to get off to a fast start Friday night at home

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Penn Hills’ Brisker commits to play basketball at Niagara
When Penn Hills senior guard Adia Brisker was contemplating the college recruitment process, she wanted to make sure she had a deep relationship with those

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Westmoreland athletes of the week: Norwin’s Carter Breen, Franklin Regional’s Sydney Lindeman
September 11, 2018
Carter Breen School: Norwin Sport: Soccer Class: Senior Claim to fame: Breen recorded two hat tricks last week to lead Norwin (4-1, 2-0) to a

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Penn Hills runners gaining experience at early-season invitationals
September 6, 2018
After a season filled with a slew of injuries and illnesses, the Penn Hills cross country team will look to stay healthy and replace the

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Greensburg CC pulls away from Riverview to move to 2-0
August 31, 2018
It could be easy to overlook your opponent with perennial powerhouse Clairton on your horizon. However, Greensburg Central Catholic made sure to handle business at

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Senior captains hope to help Penn Hills boys soccer team rebound
August 30, 2018
If Ryan Hankey wants to continues to change the culture with the Penn Hills boys soccer program, he will need the continued support from his

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Veteran lineup returns for Penn Hills girls volleyball
The Penn Hills girls volleyball team will lean on a more athletic and experienced roster this year to improve on a two-win season from a

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Defending state champ Jeannette overcomes sluggish start, beats East Allegheny
August 24, 2018
Heading into the season, Jeannette had concerns on the type of team it had with several key pieces gone from their WPIAL and PIAA championship

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Experienced lineup returns for Penn Hills tennis team
August 23, 2018
After going winless last season, the Penn Hills girls tennis program looks to play the spoiler role with a majority of players returning this season.

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Penn Hills soccer coach Ashley Devito prepares her team for the upcoming 2018 season Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018.
Midfielders hope to guide Penn Hills girls soccer back to WPIAL playoffs
Heading into their fourth season under coach Ashley DeVito, the Penn Hills girls soccer team will lean on a seasoned midfield in hopes of clinching

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Greensburg Salem boys soccer puts focus on defensive end
August 20, 2018
As the Greensburg Salem boys soccer program heads into its second season under coach Sam Lauris, the Golden Lions have put more of an emphasis

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Greensburg Salem's Kylie Smith during soccer practice at Offutt Field, in Greensburg, on Friday, Aug. 17, 2018.
Greensburg Salem girls soccer showing more strength, skill in early-season workouts
In the second year under coach Michael Rhea, the Greensburg Salem girls soccer program is hoping to rebound after missing the playoffs for the first

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Carrick aims to improve with group of returning starters
August 19, 2018
Even if they don't see the results on the football field this season, Carrick coach Ed White wants to make sure valuable life lessons are

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Allderdice looks to repeat in City League with new cast
After snapping a 50-year draught and capturing a City League title, Allderdice will look to repeat with new pieces to the puzzle. Last season, the

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Brashear No. 2 Jayon Blair
Schmidt looks to carry on tradition at Brashear
For the first time in a decade, a new coach will man the sidelines for Brashear as Don Schmidt has taken over as head coach

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Penn Hills taking aim at championship run
August 14, 2018
Last season, Penn Hills finished on the footsteps of participating in the WPIAL Class 6A championship. However, after a loss to Central Catholic in the

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Culture, education drew Tank Smith to Howard
August 9, 2018
Since he began playing flag football as a 4-year-old, Penn Hills senior running back and linebacker Terry andquot;Tankandquot; Smith dreamed about being a football player.

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Some of the volunteers for the Special Olympics events at Penn Hills were Indians athletes Autumn Blair, Julianna Weston, Sierra Ward, Sophia DeVito, Madison Banks, Yasmine Logan, Sierra Hankey, Jonah Silverman, Andy Plowden, Dylan Bennett, Harrison Bash, Rick Martin, Taylor Clayborn, Ashley Lloyd, Eliza Brennan, Amanda McCann, Dayvona Hogan and Katie Russell.
Penn Hills athletes volunteer for school’s Special Olympics day
August 2, 2018
No matter someone's age, gender, race or physical and mental capabilities, everyone wants to compete and do their best, knowing they can physically do anything

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Penn Hills student-athletes awarded Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation scholarships
July 26, 2018
Pursuing higher education comes at a cost, and any financial help is greatly appreciated in order to reach academic dreams. Two Penn Hills student-athletes recently

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Penn Hills’ Robertson, Brisker value experience during AAU season
July 20, 2018
During the most important summer in their basketball careers, Penn Hills teammates Tayonna Robertson and Adia Brisker have played pivotal roles on their AAU team,

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Penn Hills’ Trower twins to continue running at next level
July 12, 2018
After redeeming himself during his senior track and field season, Penn Hills Alex Trower finally made his collegiate decision for this fall. Surrounded by family

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Penn Hills' Darrell Mason (2) carries the ball downfield in the first half of the homecoming match between Penn Hills and Mt. Lebanon on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. Penn Hills won the game 42-31.
Penn Hills’ Mason achieves goal of making Big 33 game
July 6, 2018
Heading into his senior season, Penn Hills tight end/linebacker Darrell Mason had goals of being a first-team all-conference selection as well as being selected to

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Navari talks with teammates during a game.
Penn Hills grad Navari snags football coaching job
June 21, 2018
When Joe Navari was playing high school football for the Penn Hills Indians, he knew he would pick up coaching when his playing days were

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Greensburg Central Catholic's Bryce Kurpiel
Westmoreland athletes of the week: GCC’s Bryce Kurpiel, Hempfield’s Margaret Monzo
June 13, 2018
Bryce Kurpiel School: Greensburg Central Catholic Sport: Baseball Class: Junior Claim to fame: Kurpiel, who has a .585 batting average, 28 runs, 31 hits and

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Penn Hills' Emmanuel Mitchell competes in the high jump at the PIAA state track and field championships on May 26, 2018, at Shippensburg University.
Penn Hills’ Mitchell to continue track career in college
June 8, 2018
The decorated track and field career of Penn Hills' Emmanuel Mitchell recently came to a close as he medaled for the third time at the

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Anthony Tucci was named king of Penn Hills High School's 2017 Homecoming during halftime of the Friday night match between Penn Hills and Mt. Lebanon on Oct. 20. The final score was Penn Hills 42, Mt. Lebanon 31.
Penn Hills spring athletes earn postseason honors
Penn Hills spring sports teams had six athletes who were selected to all-section teams this year — two baseball players and four softball players. The

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Southmoreland's Faith Miller
Westmoreland athletes of the week: Greensburg Salem’s Andrew Rosenberg, Southmoreland’s Faith Miller
June 6, 2018
Andrew Rosenberg School: Greensburg Salem Sport: Baseball Class: Senior Claim to fame: Rosenberg recorded the lone hit, a triple, and scored the only run for

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Penn Hills' Emmanuel Mitchell competes in the Class AAA boys high jump during the PIAA track and field state championships Saturday, May 26, 2018, at Shippensburg University.
Penn Hills trio caps career at PIAA meet
June 1, 2018
An era at Penn Hills came to a close for the andquot;Dynasty trioandquot; as they competed in their final meet at the PIAA Class AAA

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Greensburg Central Catholic's Aiden Brewer
Westmoreland athletes of the week: GCC’s Aiden Brewer, Hempfield’s Mackenna Orie
May 30, 2018
Aiden Brewer School: Greensburg Central Catholic Sport: Track and field Year: Senior Claim to fame: Brewer placed fifth in the pole vault, clearing 13 feet,

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Penn Hills' Hollis Mathis looks to pass during the Indians' game against Plum on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, at Newman Stadium in McCandless. Penn Hills won 26-0.
Penn Hills quarterback Hollis Mathis commits to Howard, says it ‘felt like home’
May 26, 2018
When he started playing football for the Penn Hills feeder program at 7 years old, Penn Hills junior quarterback Hollis Mathis dreamed what the moment

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Penn Hills' Alex Trower wins the boys 100-meter dash Thursday, May 17, 2018, during WPIAL Class AAA track and field championships at Baldwin High School.
Penn Hills’ ‘Dynasty’ trio shines at WPIAL meet
A trio of Penn Hills senior athletes, who calls themselves andquot;the Dynasty,andquot; wanted to make sure they left their mark in Indians track and field

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Greensburg Central Catholic's Lauren Ritenour
Westmoreland athletes of the week: Franklin Regional’s Jacob Shedd, GCC’s Lauren Ritenour
May 23, 2018
Jacob Shedd School: Franklin Regional Sport: Track and field Class: Senior Claim to fame: Shedd captured the triple jump title with a mark of 44

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Penn-Trafford lacrosse teams continue to improve
May 18, 2018
With both being less than a decade old, the Penn-Trafford boys and girls lacrosse programs continue to lay the groundwork to build sustainable success. The

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Eastern Michigan a ‘good environment’ for Penn Hills’ Stephens
Entering his senior season, Penn Hills basketball player Daivon Stephens wasn't receiving the college scholarship offers he hoped for. However, after leading Penn Hills to

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Penn Hills pitcher Jasmine Woodings pitches against Hempfield on April 12, 2018, at Hempfield.
Penn Hills softball develops in tough section
Heading into the season, the Penn Hills softball players understood they were facing an uphill battle competing in a section with some top programs in

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Westmoreland athletes of the week: Hempfield’s Luke Hudson, Jeannette’s Savannah Berry
May 16, 2018
Luke Hudson School: Hempfield Sport: Baseball Class: Junior Claim to fame: Hudson hit a walk-off triple that scored Isaiah DiAndreth to lead Class 6A No.

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Penn Hills' Alex Trower wins the boys 100-meter dash during the Baldwin Invitational on Friday, May 4, 2018, at Baldwin High School.
Penn Hills athletes primed for WPIAL competition
May 11, 2018
A trio of Penn Hills seniors — Alex Trower, Emmanuel Mitchell and Jaden Rouse — have worked on their consistency in their final season as

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Kiski Area senior wrestler Isaac Reid, the No. 1-ranked heavyweight in the state, faces Penn Hills senior Deshawn Butler in the 285-pound championship match Saturday at the WPIAL Section 1-3A championships at Kiski.
Penn Hills’ Butler decides to wrestle at Pitt-Johnstown
As a young kid, Penn Hills senior heavyweight DeShawn Butler would watch others wrestle at the collegiate level and envisioned he would be in the

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Westmoreland athletes of the week: Ligonier Valley’s Ethan Boring, Yough’s Kierra Waywood
May 9, 2018
Ethan Boring School: Ligonier Valley Sport: Baseball Year: Sophomore Claim to fame: Boring went 2 for 3 with two home runs, including a grand slam,

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Penn Hills baseball building with young lineup
May 4, 2018
At the beginning of the season, a breath of fresh air and a new attitude was injected into the Penn Hills baseball program with the

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Penn Hills’ Gregory commits to swim at N.C. State
May 3, 2018
As his two older brothers enjoy collegiate swimming at LaSalle, Penn Hills junior Kimani Gregory knew he wanted to swim at the collegiate level. Gregory,

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Westmoreland athletes of the week: Belle Vernon’s Hunter Martin, Norwin’s Jessica Kolesar
May 2, 2018
Hunter Martin School: Belle Vernon Sport: Track and field Class: Junior Claim to fame: Martin was named the combined MVP after winning the 110-meter hurdles

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Penn Hills running back Tim Smith takes part in a workout Monday, Aug. 8, 2016, at Penn Hills.
Penn Hills’ Smith enters all-star game with chip on shoulder
April 27, 2018
Spring is here, which means the end of senior athletes' high school careers. Unless an unexpected email during homeroom changes that. Penn Hills running back

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Ligonier Valley's Avery Arnone
Westmoreland athletes of the week: Ligonier Valley’s Avery Arnone, Latrobe’s Kiley Myers
April 25, 2018
Avery Arnone School: Ligonier Valley Sport: Track and field Year: Senior Claim to fame: Arnone, who is the defending District 6 champion in the 400

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Roundball Classic roundup: New Castle’s Hooker goes out in style
April 21, 2018
New Castle's Marcus Hooker stepped on the basketball court one final time and led the Class 4A all-stars to a 106-91 victory over the Class

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Penn Hills' Jaden Rouse (front, left) and Jermel Ward (front, center) signed national letters of intent April 11, 2018. They were joined by, front, right, Julian Ward; and in back, from left, Lee Zelkowitz, Richard Rouse, Gloria Rouse, Kiera Ward and Shala Ward.
Penn Hills’ Rouse, Ward sign letters of intent
April 20, 2018
A pair of Penn Hills senior athletes made their college plans official April 11. Jaden Rouse signed on with Bucknell for track and field while

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Members of the Penn Hills boys track team competing at the Tri-State Track and Field Coaches Association meet April 14, 2018, are from left, Dylan Bennett, Emmanuel Mitchel, Alex Trower, Micah Silverman, Jonah Silverman, Brennon Williams-Howard and Wesley Trower.
Penn Hills track shines, sets school record at Tri-State meet
Western Pennsylvania's wild April weather has limited the amount of work the Penn Hills track and field team can get outdoors. However, on a beautiful

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Hempfield's Isaiah DiAndreth
Westmoreland athletes of the week: Hempfield’s Isaiah DiAndreth, Monessen’s Dana Vatakis
April 18, 2018
Isaiah DiAndreth School: Hempfield Sport: Baseball Class: Senior Claim to fame: DiAndreth, who is batting .440 with five doubles, five RBIs and eight runs scored

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Penn Hills Hall of Fame inductees, the 1973 boys volleyball team
Penn Hills Hall of Fame to welcome Class of 2018
April 13, 2018
The Penn Hills Sports Hall of Fame will induct eight athletes and two teams in its Class of 2018. An induction ceremony will take place

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Yough's Jarett Bach
Westmoreland athletes of the week: Yough’s Jarett Bach, Latrobe’s Sarah Blair
April 11, 2018
Jarett Bach School: Yough Sport: Baseball Year: Junior Claim to fame: Bach allowed one hit and struck out 13 batters in 52⁄3 innings to lead

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Multi-sport standouts lead way into Penn Hills hall of fame
April 6, 2018
The Penn Hills Sports Hall of Fame will induct eight athletes and two teams in its Class of 2018. The induction ceremony be April 28

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Westmoreland athletes of the week: Penn-Trafford’s Josh Spiegel, Belle Vernon’s Bailey Parshall
April 4, 2018
Josh Spiegel School: Penn-Trafford Sport: Baseball Class: Senior Claim to fame: Spiegel, an Oklahoma State commit, hit a solo home run for Penn-Trafford (1-0) in

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Penn Hills' Daivon Stephens grabs a rebound over Fox Chapel's Domanic Mcgriff during 6-A boys PIAA first round action Saturday, March 10, 2018, at North Hills Middle School.
Penn Hills will be well-represented at Roundball Classic
March 31, 2018
The Penn Hills boys basketball season was one to remember as the Indians captured their first WPIAL championship since 2003. Though the season ended early

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Penn Hills' Emmanuel Mitchell competes at the PIAA championship meet May 27, 2017, in Shippensburg.
Penn Hills track and field focuses on end-of-season success
The Penn Hills track and field program has a pair of athletes from last year's team who have their sights on returning to Shippensburg at

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Penn Hills' Kimani Gregory finished second in the 100 fly at the 2018 PIAA Class AAA swimming championships March 14, 2018, at Bucknell.
Penn Hills’ Gregory wraps another swim season at PIAAs
March 24, 2018
Penn Hills junior Kimani Gregory can cross the high school portion off his busy swimming schedule as the season concluded March 14 and 15 at

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New coach energizes Penn Hills baseball program
A new year, new coach and new attitude has sparked optimism for those involved in the Penn Hills baseball program. The Indians, who finished with

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Hempfield's Gavin Mayo
Westmoreland athletes of the week: Hempfield’s Gavin Mayo, Latrobe’s Rylee Jackson
March 21, 2018
Gavin Mayo School: Hempfield Sport: Swimming and diving Class: Junior Claim to fame: Mayo finished fourth in the 50-yard freestyle in 20.81 seconds at the

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Monessen baseball looks to build off last season
March 17, 2018
Three of the four semifinalists in the 2017 WPIAL Class A baseball playoffs came from Section 2. Monessen, the fourth playoff-qualifier from the section last

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WPIAL runner-up Monessen softball no longer an underdog
Monessen softball put the rest of WPIAL Class A on alert after making a deep run in the playoffs last season. The Greyhounds (16-7 in

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Penn Hills boys volleyball seeks playoff return
It's a new boys volleyball season, which means it's a new cast of characters for Penn Hills. The Indians will look to take the next

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Penn Hills softball up for challenging section
March 16, 2018
As part of the newly formed Section 2-6A that included state champ Hempfield, Latrobe and Norwin, the Penn Hills softball program learned last season what

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Westmoreland athletes of the week: Derry’s Dom DeLuca, Belle Vernon’s Kelsey Green
March 14, 2018
Dom DeLuca School: Derry Sport: Wrestling Class: Junior Claim to fame: DeLuca (48-6) finished second in the 220-pound weight class at the PIAA Class AA

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Gateway boys tennis seeks redemption
March 12, 2018
After finishing one win short of a postseason berth last year, the Gateway boys tennis team looks to get over the hump with a young

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Penn Hills boys’ 5th WPIAL championship lifts spirits
March 10, 2018
Heading into the season, Penn Hills boys basketball coach Dan DeRose believed he had the missing ingredient to a WPIAL championship team: senior point guard

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Penn Hills swimmer Gregory shines on large stage
This part of the season is all about hitting your best times in the pool in order to win the biggest races. That's exactly what

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Penn Hills lineman Weis chooses Waynesburg
March 2, 2018
Even though the national signing period started in early February, not everyone put pen to paper right away. Penn Hills senior lineman Christian Weis signed

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Mt. Pleasan't Alex Miscovich
Westmoreland athletes of the week: Mt. Pleasant’s Alex Miscovich, Penn-Trafford’s Paige Kalik
February 28, 2018
Alex Miscovich School: Mt. Pleasant Sport: Wrestling Class: Senior Claim to fame: Miscovich (40-8) captured the 132-pound title at the PIAA Class AA Southwest Regional

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Thomas Jefferson wins state gymnastics team championship
February 24, 2018
Last week, Thomas Jefferson lost by a slim margin to Moon in the WPIAL gymnastics team championship. However, Thomas Jefferson got the final say when

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Penn Hills’ Trower shines during indoor track season
February 23, 2018
After transferring to Central Catholic for his junior season, senior Alex Trower returned to Penn Hills and has made an immediate impact during the indoor

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The Penn Hills girls bowling team is made up of (from left) Ashley Heplar, Audrey Grainy, Christina Marra, Tayler Parco and Makayla Delo.
Penn Hills girls finish 4th at WPIBL tournament
After missing the WPIBL championships last season, the Penn Hills girls bowling team made sure those in the bowling community didn't forget about them. The

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Ligonier Valley's Alex Caldwell
Westmoreland athletes of the week: Ligonier Valley’s Caldwell, Belle Vernon’s Boff
February 21, 2018
Alex Caldwell School: Ligonier Valley Sport: Wrestling Class: Senior Claim to fame: Caldwell (26-2) won the 145-pound title at the PIAA District 6 Class AA

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Penn Hills' Ariana Dunson drives past Woodland Hills' Joi Burleigh during their game Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, at Penn Hills High School.
Penn Hills girls get healthy in time for playoffs
February 17, 2018
It's not how you start a season, it's how you finish. The Penn Hills girls basketball team had a rocky regular season as injuries took

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Penn Hills baseball works from ground up
Penn Hills athletic director Stephanie Strauss stressed the importance of rejuvenating the secondary sports at Penn Hills when she was hired in May. Strauss believes

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Westmoreland athletes of the week: Norwin’s Josh Ratesic, GCC’s Melina Maietta
February 14, 2018
Josh Ratesic School: Norwin Sport: Basketball Class: Senior Claim to fame: Ratesic scored 37 points, including seven 3-pointers, to lead Norwin (11-11, 5-9) to a

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Penn Hills girls bowlers to compete at WPIBL championship
February 10, 2018
After missing the WPIBL team championships last season, the Penn Hills girls bowling team returns to the event after finishing as runner-up in the East

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3 Penn Hills players sign with college football programs
Since the NCAA instituted an early signing period this year, national signing day lost some of its excitement. Most of the top talent already had

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Westmoreland athletes of the week: Latrobe’s Bryce Butler, Ligonier Valley’s Alexia Boyd
February 7, 2018
Bryce Butler School: Latrobe Sport: Basketball Class: Junior Claim to fame: Butler scored 28 points to lead Latrobe (14-6, 9-4) to a 66-56 win over

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Penn Hills’ Mason ready to play at Robert Morris
February 3, 2018
With national signing day fast approaching, local WPIAL football players started to announce their college commitments. Penn Hills tight end and linebacker Darrell Mason made

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Penn Hills' Daivon Stephens drives past Woodland Hills' Olson Nicholson during their game Friday, Jan. 12, 2017, at Penn Hills High School.
Penn Hills holds section-title fate in its hands
It seemed like the Penn Hills boys basketball team was rolling right along after the Indians won their biggest game of the season against a

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Piccolino sparks Keystone Oaks to Section 3-4A win over Elizabeth Forward
February 1, 2018
Keystone Oaks' stingy defense normally kick starts the girls basketball team on offense. However, the Golden Eagles' defense didn't fully click into gear until the

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Belle Vernon's Ian Shahan
Westmoreland athletes of the week: Belle Vernon’s Shahan, Mt. Pleasant’s Gardner
Ian Shahan School: Belle Vernon Sport: Swimming and diving Year: Freshman Claim to fame: Shahan set a meet record in the 100-yard backstroke with a

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Burrell's Noah Linderman wrestles South Fayette's Mike Cusic during their 145 lb. match on Wed. Jan. 24, 2018 at Burrell High School.
South Fayette wrestlers look to rebound in WPIAL team tournament
January 30, 2018
For the past five seasons, the South Fayette wrestling has made it at least the final four in the WPIAL Class AA team tournament. If

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Gateway wrestlers leave county tourney with medals
January 28, 2018
After qualifying for the WPIAL wrestling tournament at 106 pounds during his freshman season, Gateway sophomore Evan Whiteside has continued to progress. Whiteside finished sixth

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Penn Hills wrestler Butler keeps momentum going
January 27, 2018
Penn Hills senior wrestler Deshawn Butler continued his strong season Jan. 19-20 at Fox Chapel's Allegheny County Tournament. Butler (19-4) finished third in the 285-pound

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Jeannette's Anthony Johnson
Westmoreland athletes of the week: Jeannette’s Anthony Johnsson, GCC’s Anna Eisaman
January 25, 2018
Anthony Johnson School: Jeannette Sport: Basketball Year: Junior Claim to fame: Johnson, who is averaging 19 points per game this season, scored 31 to lead

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Penn Hills' Terry Smith carries past Plum defender Dominic Carlisano during their game on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 at Newman Stadium in McCandless. Penn Hills won 26-0.
Penn Hills football learns Class 5A conference foes
January 20, 2018
Last month, the Penn Hills athletic department decided to be classified in Class 5A in football, basketball, baseball and softball under the new WPIAL realignment

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Penn Hills' Kimani Gregory competes in the 100 fly at practice Thursday, March 10, 2016, in Penn Hills.
Penn Hills swimmer Gregory gets a shot at Olympians
Being the best in one's sport requires a lot of sweat and sacrifice. Penn Hills junior Kimani Gregory is trying to become one of the

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Allderdice's Tyler Williams scores against Westinghouse's Rafeik Simons during their game Friday, Jan. 19, 2017, in Squirrel Hill.
Allderdice boys win City League showdown over Westinghouse
January 19, 2018
City League boys basketball bragging rights were on the line when undefeated teams Allderdice and Westinghouse faced off Friday night. Allderdice reminded Westinghouse why the

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Members of the South Fayette wrestling team get fired up before a match against Quaker Valley on Jan. 17, 2017, at South Fayette.
No. 3 South Fayette wrestling takes down No. 6 Quaker Valley
January 17, 2018
A subsection title was on the line when two undefeated wrestling programs — South Fayette and Quaker Valley — squared off on the Lions' senior

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Monessen's Lyndon Henderson
Westmoreland athletes of the week: Monessen’s Lyndon Henderson, Jeannette’s Dymond Crawford
Lyndon Henderson School: Monessen Sport: Basketball Class: Junior Claim to fame: Henderson, who is averaging 20 points, scored 32 to lead Class A No. 5

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Late basket gives No. 4 Avonworth girls come-from-behind win over Seton LaSalle
January 15, 2018
Good teams try to find a way to win even when it's not their night. Class 3A No. 4 Avonworth stayed within striking distance of

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Penn Hills' Alysa Sledge battles Woodland Hills' Ciare Blye for a loose ball during their game Friday, Jan. 12, 2017, at Penn Hills High School.
Penn Hills girls basketball team manages to thrive without injured leaders
January 12, 2018
Heading into the season, the Penn Hills girls basketball program knew it had to navigate a tough schedule as it learned to play without the

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Penn Hills' Adia Brisker drives between Woodland Hills' Ciara Turner (25) and Dayna Calloway during their game Friday, Jan. 12, 2017, at Penn Hills High School.
Penn Hills uses indoor track and field season as springboard
Even though it's not time for outdoor track and field, it's time for those with WPIAL and PIAA aspirations to begin their journey by utilizing

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Peters Township wrestling stays atop Section 2B after taking down Mt. Lebanon
January 10, 2018
Peters Township had a chance to put a stranglehold on its sub-section Wednesday when the Indians matched up against Mt. Lebanon in a Class AAA,

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Westmoreland athletes of the week: Franklin Regional’s Colton Camacho, Norwin’s Olivia Gribble
Colton Camacho School: Franklin Regional Sport: Wrestling Class: Junior Claim to fame: Camacho (19-2) earned his third Westmoreland County Coaches Association championship, winning the 132-pound

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Penn Hills senior Daivon Stephens (30) at boys varsity basketball practice on Nov. 22.
Undefeated Penn Hills boys basketball team keeps on rolling
January 6, 2018
Going 19-4 last season might give one certain expectations entering this season. However, the Penn Hills boys basketball program faced variables that might have predicted

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Penn Hills wrestlers make steady progress
Penn Hills senior DeShawn Butler has qualified for WPIALs two years in a row. He is looking to become more consistent this season in order

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Top-seeded Canon-McMillan wrestling holds off No. 3 Waynesburg in section battle
January 4, 2018
If Waynesburg wrestlers had any thoughts of being Section 4A regular-season champions, the Raiders knew they had to go through Canon-McMillan. Third-ranked Waynesburg had a

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Westmoreland athletes of the week: Ligonier Valley’s Robby Patrick, Hempfield’s Allison Podkul
January 3, 2018
Robby Patrick School: Ligonier Valley Sport: Wrestling Class: Senior Claim to fame: Patrick, a Virginia commit, defeated Greensburg Salem's Jesse Quatse by major decision, 9-0,

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High school football camps are coming to a close and area teams are gearing up for the first game of their season. Penn Hills quarterback Hollis Mathis (12) during practice drills on Tuesday, August 15 at Yuhas-McGinley Stadium.
Penn Hills quarterback Hollis Mathis encouraged by all-state honors
December 28, 2017
After leading his football team to its deepest playoff run since 2008, junior quarterback Hollis Mathis can't shake the team-first mentality even after being recognized

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Penn Hills fitness team offers unique opportunity for students
In a time where more of a focus has been placed on individual sports, there has always been one constant at Penn Hills. Penn Hills

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Hempfield's Braden Brose
Westmoreland athletes of the week: Hempfield’s Braden Brose, Latrobe’s Laura Graytok
December 27, 2017
Braden Brose School: Hempfield Sport: Basketball Class: Senior Claim to fame: Brose scored 23 points to lead Hempfield (3-5, 1-2) to a 77-66 win over

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Julian Major, wide receiver for Penn Hills Indians, is committed to Michigan State.
Penn Hills WR Julian Major signs on with Michigan State
December 22, 2017
Julian Major has known for months where he wanted to play football in college. So, he didn't want to waste any time making his decision

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Franklin Regional bowlers aim for more success
December 21, 2017
After a third-place finish in the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Bowling League team championship last season, the Franklin Regional boys returns several key contributors this season.

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Latrobe's Reed Fenton
Westmoreland athletes of the week: Latrobe’s Reed Fenton, Ligonier Valley’s Lexie Petrof
December 20, 2017
Reed Fenton School: Latrobe Sport: Basketball Class: Junior Claim to fame: Fenton hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to lead Latrobe (2-2) to a 92-91

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Laurel Highlands' Bryce Laskey
Pittsburgh athletes of the week: Laurel Highlands’ Bryce Laskey, Ringgold’s Ashley Briscoe
Bryce Laskey School: Laurel Highlands Sport: Basketball Class: Senior Claim to fame: Laskey, who made eight 3-pointers, scored 45 points and reached 1,000 points for

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Penn Hills triple-jumper Jaden Rouse picks Bucknell
December 16, 2017
After finishing sixth in the triple jump at the WPIAL championships last year, Penn Hills senior Jaden Rouse decided to get his college decision out

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Penn Hills opts to leave Class 6A ranks for 5A
When the PIAA decided to add classifications to a number of team sports two years ago, the WPIAL had to go back to the drawing

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Ligonier Valley's Marrek Paola
Westmoreland athletes of the week: Ligonier Valley’s Marrek Paola, Greensburg Salem’s Megan Kallock
December 13, 2017
Marrek Paola School: Ligonier Valley Sport: Basketball Class: Junior Claim to fame: Paola recorded a double-double with 36 points and 16 rebounds to lead Ligonier

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Penn Hills swimmers reload veteran program
December 8, 2017
After only losing a couple of key contributors from last year's team, the Penn Hills swimming program looks to utilize its team to make an

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Penn Hills bowling teams have youth to spare
The Penn Hills bowling program will return only one regional qualifier from last season as the Indians look to develop young talent. Senior Christina Marra,

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Penn Hills wrestlers Perkins, Butler look to take next step
December 2, 2017
As WPIAL qualifiers two years in a row, junior Justin Perkins and senior DeShawn Butler are looking to take the next step by becoming state

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Despite losing Division I talent to graduation, Penn Hills girls keep high expectations
Even after losing Division I players Jade Ely and Desiree Oliver to graduation in back-to-back years, the Penn Hills girls basketball team still has expectations

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Penn Hills seniors Darrell Mason (5) and Cam Wiley (10)
Penn Hills boys basketball has big shoes to fill
November 25, 2017
After claiming a share of the section title and making playoff runs in the first two seasons under coach Dan DeRose, the Penn Hills boys

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Penn Hills senior Stephanie Sipple signed a national letter of intent to swim at Cleveland State on Nov. 14, 2017, at Penn Hills. She was joined by her parents, Amy and Steve Sipple.
Penn Hills swimmer Sipple signs with Cleveland State
After finishing 15th in the 100-yard butterfly at the PIAA championships last season, senior Stephanie Sipple wanted to have a clear head when navigating her

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Greensburg Salem's James Gillis
Westmoreland athletes of the week: Greensburg Salem’s James Gillis, Norwin’s Sam Wexell
November 22, 2017
James Gillis School: Greensburg Salem Sport: Hockey Class: Senior Claim to fame: Gillis, who has six goals and four assists this season, recorded a hat

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Penn Hills' Hollis Mathis looks to pass during the Indians' game against Plum on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, at Newman Stadium in McCandless. Penn Hills won 26-0.
Penn Hills makes waves in coach Jon LeDonne’s 1st season
November 16, 2017
Heading into the first season under coach Jon LeDonne, many didn't know what to expect out of the Penn Hills football team. However, when the

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Latrobe's Cole Ferri
Westmoreland athletes of the week: Latrobe’s Cole Ferri, Norwin’s Emily Harrigan
November 15, 2017
Cole Ferri School: Latrobe Sport: Hockey Class: Sophomore Claim to fame: Ferri, who has five goals and four assists this season, recorded two goals and

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Penn Hills players earn all-section honors
November 10, 2017
In early November, the PA Big 56 released its all-section teams for boys and girls soccer and girls volleyball. The Indians were represented in all

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Penn Hills youth football players learn from varsity mentors
While the Penn Hills football team has been having one of its most successful seasons in almost a decade, coach Jon LeDonne and his staff

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Greensburg Salem's Mark Brown
Westmoreland athletes of the week: Greensburg Salem’s Mark Brown, Penn-Trafford’s Kiley Dugan
November 8, 2017
Mark Brown School: Greensburg Salem Sport: Cross Country Class: Junior Claim to fame: Brown finished eighth in 16 minutes, 30 seconds at the PIAA Class

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Cash hopes to aid development of Penn Hills’ young girls basketball players
November 3, 2017
The key to improving on a skill or talent is to consistently work on it. So, Penn Hills girls basketball coach Robert Cash has started

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Silverman paces Penn Hills runners at WPIAL meet
While enduring a season filled with injuries and illness, the Penn Hills cross country team had a bright spot with the performance of senior Micah

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Hempfield's Jared Gerger
Westmoreland athletes of the week: Hempfield’s Jared Gerger, GCC’s Sara Orndoff
November 1, 2017
Jared Gerger School: Hempfield Sport: Hockey Class: Junior Claim to fame: Gerger, who has six goals and four assists this season, recorded a goal and

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The Plum girls cross country team leaves the starting box during WPIAL Class AAA championship race Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, at Cooper's Lake Campground.
Plum runners compete at WPIAL meet
October 30, 2017
The Plum boys and girls cross country teams had high expectations heading into last week's WPIAL Class AAA championships at Cooper's Lake. However, the Mustangs

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Central Catholic shuts out Penn Hills to finish 2nd in Northern Seven
October 28, 2017
Though both teams already punched their tickets to the WPIAL playoffs, there was still plenty still on the line when Class 6A No. 3 Central

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Penn Hills' Hollis Mathis looks to pass during the Indians' game against Plum on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, at Newman Stadium in McCandless. Penn Hills won 26-0.
Penn Hills athletes to attend sportsmanship summit
October 27, 2017
One of the biggest compliments one can get is being labeled a leader among your peers. Six Penn Hills student-athletes will have the opportunity to

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Penn Hills' Luke Greenway (30) against Penn-Trafford during a preseason scrimmage on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, at Penn-Trafford.
Penn Hills boys cap rebuilding season
Things broke the wrong way for the Penn Hills boys soccer team, which battled through injuries to key contributors all season. The Indians lost starting

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Belle Vernon's Aaron Brown
Westmoreland athletes of the week: Belle Vernon’s Aaron Brown, Ligonier Valley’s Mia Lynn
October 25, 2017
Aaron Brown School: Belle Vernon Sport: Soccer Class: Junior Claim to fame: Brown, who has 12 goals and 11 assists this season, scored two goals

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GCC boys soccer squeezes past Chartiers-Houston to reach WPIAL quarterfinals
October 21, 2017
The Greensburg Central Catholic boys soccer team seemed to be on their way to a comfortable playoff win after a goal in the first minute.

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No. 3 Quaker Valley bounces back with win over No. 2 Seton LaSalle
One thing a team can't wait to do after a loss is get back on the field and get rid of the bad taste in

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Penn Hills girls soccer continues to climb
October 20, 2017
Under Ashley DeVito's direction, the Penn Hills girls soccer team not only has qualified for the WPIAL playoffs for consecutive seasons but has shown improvement

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Franklin Regional's Jeremy Lucas
Westmoreland athletes of the week: Franklin Regional’s Jeremy Lucas, Ligonier Valley’s Rachel Horrell
October 18, 2017
Jeremy Lucas School: Franklin Regional Sport: Soccer Class: Junior Claim to fame: Lucas, who factored in all seven shutouts this season, recorded two shutouts last

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Miller provides boost for Penn Hills volleyball
October 14, 2017
Senior outside hitter Becca Miller leads the Penn Hills girls volleyball team in kills this season and has worked to help develop a winning culture

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Fox Chapel keeps playoff hopes alive after 3rd straight victory
Fox Chapel continued to utilize its effective rushing attack spearheaded by quarterback Nick Gizzo and running back Micah Morris to extend its winning streak to

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Greensburg Central Catholic's Abby Zambruno
Westmoreland athletes of the week: Penn-Trafford’s Gavin Patrick, GCC’s Abby Zambruno
October 11, 2017
Gavin Patrick School: Penn-Trafford Sport: Hockey Class: Junior Claim to fame: Patrick scored three goals and added two assists to lead Penn-Trafford (1-1) to a

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Penn Hills basketball team kicks off Coaching Boys into Men program
October 7, 2017
High school sports aren't always about success on the field or court. They're also about developing athletes as individuals. The Penn Hills athletic department is

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Greensburg Central Catholic's Luke Mort
Westmoreland athletes of the week: GCC’s Luke Mort, Belle Vernon’s Izzy Laurita
October 4, 2017
Luke Mort School: Greensburg Central Catholic Sport: Soccer Class: Junior Claim to fame : Mort, who has 24 goals this season, scored four times to

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Cam Saddler, offensive coordinator for the Penn Hills Indians, during team practice on Thursday, Sept. 28.
Coordinators help football coach Jon LeDonne build family atmosphere at Penn Hills
September 30, 2017
When a new coach takes over a football program, the ability to create his own environment can sometimes be tough. However, Penn Hills head coach

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Franklin Regional's Sydney Caldwell
Westmoreland athletes of the week: Mt. Pleasant’s Shane Piper, Franklin Regional’s Sydney Caldwell
September 27, 2017
Shane Piper School: Mt. Pleasant Sport: Soccer Class: Junior Claim to fame: Piper, who collected 13 saves last week, extended his shutout streak to five

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In coach Margie Washnock’s second season, Ligonier Valley volleyball has bigger goals
September 24, 2017
After being away from coaching volleyball for close to three decades, Ligonier Valley coach Margie Washnock had to adjust to the rules and game play

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Peters Township ruins Justin Sliwoski’s return to Hempfield lineup
September 22, 2017
After losing three games in a row, Hempfield got a jolt of energy with the return of senior quarterback Justin Sliwoski. However, the Spartans were

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Belle Vernon's Markello Apodiakos
Westmoreland athletes of the week: Belle Vernon’s Markello Apodiakos, Penn-Trafford’s Hannah Nguyen
September 20, 2017
Markello Apodiakos School: Belle Vernon Sport: Soccer Class: Junior Claim to fame: Apodiakos, who has 16 goals and three assists this season, scored four goals

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Greensburg Salem's Maddy Murtland competes at the annual Red, White and Blue ClassicSept. 9, 2017, at Schenley Park.
Greensburg Salem runners off to fast start
September 18, 2017
Though Greensburg Salem cross country has been successful in recent years, coach Nathan Snider was pleasantly surprised to see how his teams performed at the

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Seton LaSalle RB Deanes uses 2nd-half surge to hold off Burrell
September 16, 2017
Seton LaSalle senior running back Lionel Deanes ran for more than 200 yards in each of his first two games this season. Deanes couldn't make

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Hempfield's Ben Midlik
Westmoreland athletes of the week: Hempfield’s Ben Midlik, Yough’s Justine Appolonia
September 13, 2017
Ben Midlik School: Hempfield Sport: Soccer Class: Senior Claim to fame: Midlik, who had five goals last season, scored a pair of penalty kicks to

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First-year players bolster Penn Hills girls tennis lineup
September 9, 2017
Though a lack of tennis courts and overall interest in the sport continue to be issues for the Penn Hills girls tennis team, the program

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Penn Hills runners train to improve as season progresses
The Penn Hills boys cross country team will look to replace the production lost from the graduation of its top two runners. The Indians, who

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No. 1 Clairton holds off Springdale’s upset bid with interception return for TD
Everyone is fully aware of what Clairton brings to the table as a football program. Even though the Bears had won 40 consecutive games against

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More experienced Penn Hills volleyball team eyes improvement
September 1, 2017
The Penn Hills girls volleyball team was a young and inexperienced team last season and managed only one victory. Now more experienced, the Indians look

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Penn Hills girls aim for consistent play under 3rd-year coach DeVito
August 26, 2017
After qualifying for the WPIAL playoffs for the first time since 2007, members of the Penn Hills girls soccer team believe they can make back-to-back

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Penn-Trafford's Austin Kreutzberger (7) against Penn Hills' Jesse Ternent (14) during a preseason scrimmage on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, at Penn-Trafford.
Penn Hills boys soccer seniors hope to take next step
After only one season under coach Ryan Hankey, the Penn Hills boys soccer team has approached this season with a new, positive attitude. The Indians,

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Greensburg Salem's Jeremy Kappel, during practice, on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017.
Lauris looks forward to teaching with Greensburg Salem boys soccer
August 21, 2017
As the Greensburg Salem boys soccer team takes the pitch this fall, the Golden Lions will place more emphasis on a team game under a

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New coach hopes to guide Greensburg Salem girls deep into playoffs
The Greensburg Salem girls soccer team has made the WPIAL playoffs the last four seasons under four coaches. The Golden Lions hope it won't be

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Stiller, Karafa return to lead Penn Hills golf
August 18, 2017
Golf might not be one of the most popular sports at Penn Hills. However, the boys golf team comprises of a mixture of experience and

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Julian Major, wide receiver for the Penn Hills Indians, during football practice at the Fralic Center on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017.
Penn Hills makes quick transition to new coach
Even though Jon LeDonne was just named Penn Hills' football coach in June, the players have acclimated themselves to his schemes faster than expected. The

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Plum boys golf eyes next step
August 14, 2017
The Plum boys golf team will look to continue to develop its game after losing only one contributor to graduation. This season the Mustangs will

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Former Franklin Regional soccer standout Velasquez to take year off
August 7, 2017
Concussions have been a hot topic in the sporting world. Autumn Velasquez, a recent graduate of Franklin Regional, knows firsthand the difficulties that come from

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