Author: Anthony DiFilippo


Norwin senior Angela Furin
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Norwin’s Angela Furin
February 19, 2024
It’s been a perfect last couple of seasons for Norwin’s girls bowling team, literally.

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Penn-Trafford senior Ian Temple
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Penn-Trafford’s Ian Temple
February 12, 2024
Playing in a section with five teams vying for four playoff spots, Penn-Trafford has been in a battle for most of the boys basketball season.

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Latrobe senior Robbie Phillips
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Latrobe’s Robbie Phillips
February 5, 2024
With a 219, Latrobe senior bowler Robbie Phillips has the second-best average in the WPIBL East-Southeast Division.

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Mt. Pleasant senior Logan Snively
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Mt. Pleasant’s Logan Snively
January 29, 2024
Mt. Pleasant’s boys swimming program has enjoyed plenty of success the last few seasons.

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Greensburg Central Catholic senior Cara Dupilka
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Greensburg Central Catholic’s Cara Dupilka
January 22, 2024
It has been a strong season for Greensburg Central Catholic’s girls basketball team.

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Hempfield senior Ashley Hosni
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Hempfield’s Ashley Hosni
January 15, 2024
Last year, Hempfield’s girls basketball team went 9-13. This year, under new coach Bob Madison, the Spartans won seven of their first 11 games.

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Derry senior Brady Angus
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Derry’s Brady Angus
January 8, 2024
Derry’s boys basketball team ended last year with a loss to Mohawk in the first round of the WPIAL playoffs.

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Greensburg Salem senior Carter Cherok
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Greensburg Salem’s Carter Cherok
January 1, 2024
Last year, Greensburg Salem’s hockey team went 17-3 and rode that momentum all the way to the PIHL Class A semifinals, where a 3-1 loss to eventual champion Kiski Area ended the season.

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Franklin Regional’s Juliano Marion (top) fights for top position against Kiski Area’s Cooper Roscosky during the 189-pound final at the 2023 Westmoreland County Coaches Association tournament.
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Franklin Regional’s Juliano Marion
December 24, 2023
While wrestling might seem like a very individual sport, there are many team aspects to competition.

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Southmoreland senior Bea Pawlikowsky
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Southmoreland’s Bea Pawlikowsky
December 18, 2023
It takes a lot of time and energy to keep up with playing a sport in high school for four years.

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Greensburg Central Catholic senior Avery Davis
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Greensburg Central Catholic’s Avery Davis
December 11, 2023
Last year, the girls basketball team from Greensburg Central Catholic made it to the WPIAL quarterfinals and PIAA semifinals.

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Jeannette’s Isaiah Mallich drives toward the basket as Yough’s Austin Matthews defends last season.
Westmoreland County senior spotlight: Jeannette’s Isaiah Mallich
December 4, 2023
Last year, Jeannette’s boys basketball team lost in the first round of the WPIAL playoffs to Northgate.

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Latrobe senior Belle Blossey
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Latrobe’s Belle Blossey
November 27, 2023
As the fall season wound down, many athletes were preparing to play their final games representing their high school in their respective sports.

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Ligonier Valley senior Clara Wallace
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Ligonier Valley’s Clara Wallace
November 20, 2023
In some sports — auto racing in the movies, for example — the old saying is, “If you’re not first, you’re last.”

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Norwin senior Owen Burmeister
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Norwin’s Owen Burmeister
November 13, 2023
Norwin’s hockey team got off to a good start to the season in Class 2A, going 3-1-0-1 in its first five games.

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Hempfield senior Emerson Mudock
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Hempfield’s Emerson Murdock
November 6, 2023
At a high school football game, most of the focus is usually on the play on the field, the big hits and long passes.

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Penn-Trafford senior Ella Dindak
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Penn-Trafford’s Ella Dindak
October 30, 2023
Coming into the year, expectations were high for a Penn-Trafford girls volleyball team that lost in the Class 4A semifinals last year.

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Hempfield senior Caden Biondi
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Hempfield’s Caden Biondi
October 23, 2023
The high school golf season is over for Hempfield’s boys team, but its campaign didn’t come without some bright spots.

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Franklin Regional’s Dominic Kaforey moves the ball upfield during a game against Plum on last season.
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Franklin Regional’s Dom Kaforey
October 16, 2023
Franklin Regional’s boys soccer team ended last season with a 2-1 loss to Montour in the first round of the WPIAL Class 3A playoffs.

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Derry senior Danielle Dominick
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Derry’s Danielle Dominick
October 9, 2023
Tennis looks like an individual sport to the untrained eye, but in high school, the team aspect is as strong as any other sport.

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Mt. Pleasant senior Maggie Piper
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Mt. Pleasant’s Maggie Piper
October 2, 2023
A trip to the PIAA semifinals obviously would be considered part of a successful season, but to make it that close and fall short can be crushing.

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Greensburg Salem senior Ashlan Price
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Greensburg Salem’s Ashlan Price
September 25, 2023
In Westmoreland County, there is no cross country program like Greensburg Salem’s.

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Norwin senior Rick Zappone
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Norwin’s Rick Zappone
September 18, 2023
While a loss isn’t exactly the way any team wants to end the year, losing to the eventual champion always helps shake that bad feeling off a little.

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Penn-Trafford senior Eilish Connolly
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Penn-Trafford’s Eilish Connolly
September 11, 2023
It’s always tough to get knocked out of the playoffs and have to endure a long offseason.

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Latrobe senior PJ Germano
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Latrobe’s PJ Germano
September 4, 2023
The high school sports season is still young, but that doesn’t mean teams can’t begin to separate themselves from the pack.

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Greensburg Central Catholic senior Liz Dlugos
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Greensburg Central Catholic’s Liz Dlugos
June 12, 2023
A section title, a fifth-place finish at WPIALs and a 15th-place finish at states.

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<strong>Greensburg Salem senior Aubrie Loughner</strong>
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Greensburg Salem’s Aubrie Loughner
June 5, 2023
Every year, dozens of high school athletes in Western Pennsylvania continue their careers in sports like football, basketball, soccer or baseball at the college level.

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Greensburg Central Catholic senior Isabella Marquez
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Greensburg Central Catholic’s Isabella Marquez
May 29, 2023
Typically, teams that only have two seniors aren’t predicted to get very far because they’re seen as too young.

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Latrobe senior Logan Bradish
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Latrobe’s Logan Bradish
May 22, 2023
After an 8-2 record and a section title last year, Latrobe’s baseball team was more than happy with the result.

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Penn-Trafford senior shortstop Bri Pusateri catches a low throw during practice March 21.
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Penn-Trafford’s Bri Pusateri
May 15, 2023
Last year, Penn-Trafford’s softball team went 20-4 and was the runner-up to Armstrong in the WPIAL Class 5A playoffs.

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Norwin senior Trey Huha
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Norwin’s Trey Huha
May 8, 2023
Norwin’s track and field team enjoyed another year of success, finishing undefeated in section competition.

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Penn-Trafford senior Madison Setzenfand
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Penn-Trafford’s Madison Setzenfand
May 1, 2023
In some competitions, a third-place finish could be seen as disappointing.

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Ligonier valley senior Noah Lawson
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Ligonier Valley’s Noah Lawson
April 24, 2023
After going 9-11 last year in Class 3A, Ligonier Valley’s baseball team dropped to Class 2A following the season.

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Latrobe senior Josh Havrilla
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Latrobe’s Josh Havrilla
April 17, 2023
Often, when a high school athlete plays two sports, they are in different seasons.

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Southmoreland senior Brynn Charnesky
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Southmoreland’s Brynn Charnesky
April 10, 2023
During senior second baseman Brynn Charnesky’s time at the school, Southmoreland’s softball team has been very successful.

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Yough senior Laney Gerdich
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Yough’s Laney Gerdich
March 27, 2023
Yough’s girls basketball team made the playoffs for the first time in 13 years this season.

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Franklin Regional’s Aiden Bunker takes second in the WPIAL Class 3A boys 200-yard IM Friday, March 2, 2023 at Tress Pool.
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Franklin Regional’s Aiden Bunker
March 20, 2023
Franklin Regional secured its 27th boys swimming section title last month, continuing a dominant stretch for the team.

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Latrobe senior Mikayla McClain signed with Mercyhurst to be part of the stunt and sideline teams.
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Latrobe’s Mikayla McClain
March 13, 2023
It’s not every day new sports are being added to the NCAA varsity list.

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Norwin senior Angela Furin
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Norwin’s Angela Furin
February 19, 2024
It’s been a perfect last couple of seasons for Norwin’s girls bowling team, literally.

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Penn-Trafford senior Ian Temple
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Penn-Trafford’s Ian Temple
February 12, 2024
Playing in a section with five teams vying for four playoff spots, Penn-Trafford has been in a battle for most of the boys basketball season.

Read More...

Latrobe senior Robbie Phillips
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Latrobe’s Robbie Phillips
February 5, 2024
With a 219, Latrobe senior bowler Robbie Phillips has the second-best average in the WPIBL East-Southeast Division.

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Mt. Pleasant senior Logan Snively
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Mt. Pleasant’s Logan Snively
January 29, 2024
Mt. Pleasant’s boys swimming program has enjoyed plenty of success the last few seasons.

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Greensburg Central Catholic senior Cara Dupilka
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Greensburg Central Catholic’s Cara Dupilka
January 22, 2024
It has been a strong season for Greensburg Central Catholic’s girls basketball team.

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Hempfield senior Ashley Hosni
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Hempfield’s Ashley Hosni
January 15, 2024
Last year, Hempfield’s girls basketball team went 9-13. This year, under new coach Bob Madison, the Spartans won seven of their first 11 games.

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Derry senior Brady Angus
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Derry’s Brady Angus
January 8, 2024
Derry’s boys basketball team ended last year with a loss to Mohawk in the first round of the WPIAL playoffs.

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Greensburg Salem senior Carter Cherok
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Greensburg Salem’s Carter Cherok
January 1, 2024
Last year, Greensburg Salem’s hockey team went 17-3 and rode that momentum all the way to the PIHL Class A semifinals, where a 3-1 loss to eventual champion Kiski Area ended the season.

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Franklin Regional’s Juliano Marion (top) fights for top position against Kiski Area’s Cooper Roscosky during the 189-pound final at the 2023 Westmoreland County Coaches Association tournament.
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Franklin Regional’s Juliano Marion
December 24, 2023
While wrestling might seem like a very individual sport, there are many team aspects to competition.

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Southmoreland senior Bea Pawlikowsky
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Southmoreland’s Bea Pawlikowsky
December 18, 2023
It takes a lot of time and energy to keep up with playing a sport in high school for four years.

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Greensburg Central Catholic senior Avery Davis
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Greensburg Central Catholic’s Avery Davis
December 11, 2023
Last year, the girls basketball team from Greensburg Central Catholic made it to the WPIAL quarterfinals and PIAA semifinals.

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Jeannette’s Isaiah Mallich drives toward the basket as Yough’s Austin Matthews defends last season.
Westmoreland County senior spotlight: Jeannette’s Isaiah Mallich
December 4, 2023
Last year, Jeannette’s boys basketball team lost in the first round of the WPIAL playoffs to Northgate.

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Latrobe senior Belle Blossey
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Latrobe’s Belle Blossey
November 27, 2023
As the fall season wound down, many athletes were preparing to play their final games representing their high school in their respective sports.

Read More...

Ligonier Valley senior Clara Wallace
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Ligonier Valley’s Clara Wallace
November 20, 2023
In some sports — auto racing in the movies, for example — the old saying is, “If you’re not first, you’re last.”

Read More...

Norwin senior Owen Burmeister
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Norwin’s Owen Burmeister
November 13, 2023
Norwin’s hockey team got off to a good start to the season in Class 2A, going 3-1-0-1 in its first five games.

Read More...

Hempfield senior Emerson Mudock
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Hempfield’s Emerson Murdock
November 6, 2023
At a high school football game, most of the focus is usually on the play on the field, the big hits and long passes.

Read More...

Penn-Trafford senior Ella Dindak
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Penn-Trafford’s Ella Dindak
October 30, 2023
Coming into the year, expectations were high for a Penn-Trafford girls volleyball team that lost in the Class 4A semifinals last year.

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Hempfield senior Caden Biondi
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Hempfield’s Caden Biondi
October 23, 2023
The high school golf season is over for Hempfield’s boys team, but its campaign didn’t come without some bright spots.

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Franklin Regional’s Dominic Kaforey moves the ball upfield during a game against Plum on last season.
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Franklin Regional’s Dom Kaforey
October 16, 2023
Franklin Regional’s boys soccer team ended last season with a 2-1 loss to Montour in the first round of the WPIAL Class 3A playoffs.

Read More...

Derry senior Danielle Dominick
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Derry’s Danielle Dominick
October 9, 2023
Tennis looks like an individual sport to the untrained eye, but in high school, the team aspect is as strong as any other sport.

Read More...

Mt. Pleasant senior Maggie Piper
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Mt. Pleasant’s Maggie Piper
October 2, 2023
A trip to the PIAA semifinals obviously would be considered part of a successful season, but to make it that close and fall short can be crushing.

Read More...

Greensburg Salem senior Ashlan Price
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Greensburg Salem’s Ashlan Price
September 25, 2023
In Westmoreland County, there is no cross country program like Greensburg Salem’s.

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Norwin senior Rick Zappone
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Norwin’s Rick Zappone
September 18, 2023
While a loss isn’t exactly the way any team wants to end the year, losing to the eventual champion always helps shake that bad feeling off a little.

Read More...

Penn-Trafford senior Eilish Connolly
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Penn-Trafford’s Eilish Connolly
September 11, 2023
It’s always tough to get knocked out of the playoffs and have to endure a long offseason.

Read More...

Latrobe senior PJ Germano
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Latrobe’s PJ Germano
September 4, 2023
The high school sports season is still young, but that doesn’t mean teams can’t begin to separate themselves from the pack.

Read More...

Greensburg Central Catholic senior Liz Dlugos
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Greensburg Central Catholic’s Liz Dlugos
June 12, 2023
A section title, a fifth-place finish at WPIALs and a 15th-place finish at states.

Read More...

<strong>Greensburg Salem senior Aubrie Loughner</strong>
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Greensburg Salem’s Aubrie Loughner
June 5, 2023
Every year, dozens of high school athletes in Western Pennsylvania continue their careers in sports like football, basketball, soccer or baseball at the college level.

Read More...

Greensburg Central Catholic senior Isabella Marquez
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Greensburg Central Catholic’s Isabella Marquez
May 29, 2023
Typically, teams that only have two seniors aren’t predicted to get very far because they’re seen as too young.

Read More...

Latrobe senior Logan Bradish
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Latrobe’s Logan Bradish
May 22, 2023
After an 8-2 record and a section title last year, Latrobe’s baseball team was more than happy with the result.

Read More...

Penn-Trafford senior shortstop Bri Pusateri catches a low throw during practice March 21.
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Penn-Trafford’s Bri Pusateri
May 15, 2023
Last year, Penn-Trafford’s softball team went 20-4 and was the runner-up to Armstrong in the WPIAL Class 5A playoffs.

Read More...

Norwin senior Trey Huha
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Norwin’s Trey Huha
May 8, 2023
Norwin’s track and field team enjoyed another year of success, finishing undefeated in section competition.

Read More...

Penn-Trafford senior Madison Setzenfand
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Penn-Trafford’s Madison Setzenfand
May 1, 2023
In some competitions, a third-place finish could be seen as disappointing.

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Ligonier valley senior Noah Lawson
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Ligonier Valley’s Noah Lawson
April 24, 2023
After going 9-11 last year in Class 3A, Ligonier Valley’s baseball team dropped to Class 2A following the season.

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Latrobe senior Josh Havrilla
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Latrobe’s Josh Havrilla
April 17, 2023
Often, when a high school athlete plays two sports, they are in different seasons.

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Southmoreland senior Brynn Charnesky
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Southmoreland’s Brynn Charnesky
April 10, 2023
During senior second baseman Brynn Charnesky’s time at the school, Southmoreland’s softball team has been very successful.

Read More...

Yough senior Laney Gerdich
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Yough’s Laney Gerdich
March 27, 2023
Yough’s girls basketball team made the playoffs for the first time in 13 years this season.

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Franklin Regional’s Aiden Bunker takes second in the WPIAL Class 3A boys 200-yard IM Friday, March 2, 2023 at Tress Pool.
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Franklin Regional’s Aiden Bunker
March 20, 2023
Franklin Regional secured its 27th boys swimming section title last month, continuing a dominant stretch for the team.

Read More...

Latrobe senior Mikayla McClain signed with Mercyhurst to be part of the stunt and sideline teams.
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Latrobe’s Mikayla McClain
March 13, 2023
It’s not every day new sports are being added to the NCAA varsity list.

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