Author: Dave Mackall


Pieszak plans to lead Mt. Pleasant back to WPIAL playoffs
August 19, 2018
On the heels of its first WPIAL playoffs miss in nine years, the Mt. Pleasant football team got to work on the business of getting

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Mt. Pleasant bidding for return to postseason
August 18, 2018
You could say Mt. Pleasant enters the 2018 football season with a veteran club. Right down to the coach. Well, it's a more experienced bunch

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Latrobe looks to continue momentum, eyes return to playoffs
Latrobe challenged the results of its best season in six years by winning four games in 2017 to support coach Jason Marucco's long-term plan for

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More experience could mean more victories for Greensburg Central Catholic
Before the start of last season -- Aaron Smetanka's first as coach at Greensburg Central Catholic -- inexperience was a key talking point for a

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Enthusiasm building as Latrobe continues climb toward postseason berth
August 16, 2018
Cheers erupted when Nathan Clair's 52-yard field goal during kicking drills at Latrobe barely cleared the crossbar near the conclusion of a practice this week

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Greensburg Central Catholic head coach Aaron Smetanka works on passing drills with his players Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 during team practice at Greensburg Central Catholic High School.
GCC coach Smetanka asking his players to focus on more than wins
August 12, 2018
For Aaron Smetanka, Greensburg Central Catholic's pollyannaish, second-year football coach, winning games is important, but it's not the only goal. Showing respect, demonstrating teamwork and

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Southmoreland’s magical run ends with PIAA semifinals loss
June 11, 2018
LORETTO — The Southmoreland softball team returned home Monday night after losing its grip on a chance to play for a state championship this season.

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Greensburg Central Catholic edges Homer-Center in 9th inning in wild PIAA quarterfinal game
June 7, 2018
Someone had to take control and end this thing before it got out of control. In a baseball game that, at times, offered little control

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Partyka homers twice as West Allegheny tops defending state champion Donegal in PIAA 1st round
June 4, 2018
With two swings of her bat, West Allegheny's Mackenzie Partyka picked a perfect time to double her home run output for the season. The senior

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Laurel dethrones Frazier en route to WPIAL Class 2A softball title
May 30, 2018
After matching zeros for six innings, Laurel ended defending champion Frazier's no-hit bid in the seventh and wound up with its first WPIAL softball championship.

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Norwin softball loses to Baldwin, denied spot in PIAA playoffs again
May 29, 2018
Baldwin's softball battery had been preparing for the school's annual chorus concert Tuesday night but remained focused on the WPIAL playoffs during the afternoon to

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Sixth sense: Hempfield uses big inning to rally past Norwin
May 23, 2018
Time was running out on Hempfield, the WPIAL's top-seeded Class 6A softball team, but the three-time champion Spartans found a way to prevail in the

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Elizabeth Forward scores 7 times in 5th inning to topple Yough in WPIAL semifinals
He couldn't recall, but Harry Rutherford was pretty sure that Elizabeth Forward had not beaten Yough in softball for as long as he'd been coaching

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Ligonier Valley softball holds on to reach District 6 semifinals
May 21, 2018
An early, four-run lead helped Jane Garver to relax on the mound and take command in Ligonier Valley's District 6-3A first-round softball playoff victory Monday

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No. 1 Derry breezes into WPIAL volleyball semifinals
May 17, 2018
The final score matched the seedings. No. 1 Derry was hosting No. 9 Bishop Canevin in the second match of a quarterfinals doubleheader on Thursday

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Penn-Trafford baseball holds on for wild win over Hempfield
April 26, 2018
Moments after host Penn-Trafford's wild, 10-8 baseball victory over top-ranked Hempfield on Thursday, both coaches agreed nothing is automatic in the WPIAL's ultra-competitive Section 2

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Anderson pitches 2-hitter as Hempfield baseball routs Norwin
April 23, 2018
Jake Anderson doesn't understand all the fuss. The Hempfield right-hander was just doing his job Monday during the Spartans' 11-1 rout of Norwin in a

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Penn-Trafford’s Mancz follows baseball path to Pitt
April 20, 2018
It was during his sophomore year at Penn-Trafford when Zach Mancz made a bold statement about his future in sports. Now, the Warriors first baseman,

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Kemerer homers twice, leads Franklin Regional’s rally past Penn-Trafford
April 18, 2018
If you see a ribbon on Chrissy Kemerer's head, there's a good reason for it besides just keeping her hair in place. It gives her

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Hempfield volleyball blanks Latrobe to move to 5-1 in Section 3
April 17, 2018
Halfway through the high school volleyball season, the Hempfield boys team is rolling along at a high rate of efficiency. The Spartans shrugged off a

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Derry sweeps Deer Lakes boys volleyball in battle of Section 2 favorites
April 4, 2018
Deer Lakes and Derry. The mention of those two schools at this time of year could mean only one thing. It's boys volleyball season. While

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Former GCC standout Klimchock excels at The Kiski School
April 3, 2018
A lot has changed in a year for Asa Klimchock, the former Greensburg Central Catholic boys basketball player. Klimchock, a 6-foot point guard whose family

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Mars boys advance to PIAA title game with come-from-behind win over Milton Hershey
March 19, 2018
ALTOONA — Moments after Mars secured its second trip to a state basketball championship game in three years by beating Milton Hershey in the PIAA

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North Allegheny girls hold off Bethel Park to reach PIAA Class 6A semifinals
March 16, 2018
Spencer Stefko knows Bethel Park. The North Allegheny girls basketball coach saw plenty of the Black Hawks when he coached at nearby Seton La Salle.

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Groetsch’s free throws help North Allegheny edge Altoona for 3rd time this season
March 13, 2018
There was no time for Lizzy Groetsch to take a morning off, even if it was the day of a big game. Perhaps it's one

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Ligonier Valley boys suffer painful loss in PIAAs
March 10, 2018
In a quiet corner of a hallway outside Johnstown's Doc Stofko Gymnasium on Saturday, a battered Andrew Pleskovitch stood and talked softly to a classmate.

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Tomczak nets overtime winner to lead Quaker Valley past Latrobe
March 7, 2018
With his father — former Steelers quarterback Mike Tomczak — watching from a station as operator of the penalty box at Nevin Arena, Beau Tomczak

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Ligonier Valley boys ride 16-game winning streak into PIAA playoffs
Funny how a season in sports can change so quickly. And sometimes, change is good. That's the way it's played out for the Ligonier Valley

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Franklin Regional hockey bests Mars to advance in PIHL playoffs
March 5, 2018
Moving up in class has been an enjoyable experience for the two-time defending Class A champion Franklin Regional hockey team. But it's been an adjustment,

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Franklin Regional hockey bests Mars to advance in PIHL playoffs
Moving up in class has been an enjoyable experience for the two-time defending Class A champion Franklin Regional hockey team. But it's been an adjustment,

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Ligonier Valley boys knock off top-seeded Richland to claim 1st District 6 title
March 2, 2018
CRESSON — Playing in all those high-level football games apparently gave Jackson Daugherty a ticket to make his own calls on the basketball court. The

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Penn Hills boys take down No. 1 Mt. Lebanon to earn spot in WPIAL Class 6A title game
February 28, 2018
A persistent Penn Hills is headed to andquot;The Pete.andquot; Cory Fulton scored 18 points and No. 5 seed Penn Hills upset top-seeded Mt. Lebanon, 69-66,

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Mt. Lebanon girls use fourth quarter surge to bounce Norwin in WPIAL quarterfinals
February 23, 2018
Mt. Lebanon has had Norwin's number in girls basketball lately. But stay tuned, because you never know when one or the other will get hot.

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Imani Christian edges Monessen boys in WPIAL quarterfinals
February 22, 2018
For Imani Christian Academy, patience paid off. The Saints prepared for the postseason with a tough early-season schedule that included games against Class 6A schools

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Pine-Richland cruises past State College in PIAA quarterfinals
November 25, 2017
When it comes to football wizardry, there figures to be plenty more opportunities to torture opponents for Pine-Richland's Phil Jurkovec, beginning with the PIAA Class

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New coach Johnson set to guide Derry girls basketball
November 22, 2017
His inner circle refers to him by his middle name of Tyler. The rest of us should address him as William. Whichever name you use

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Veteran Derry boys basketball team looks to end postseason drought
Could this be a breakthrough season for Derry basketball Boys coach Damon Rause and the playoff-starved Trojans think so. With five starters returning, it seems

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Daugherty leads Ligonier Valley back to District 6 championship game
November 10, 2017
Last year, it was West Virginia-bound Collin Smith who helped to carry the Ligonier Valley mantra all the way to the PIAA semifinals. The Rams

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Belle Vernon starts fast, rolls past Mars in opening round
November 3, 2017
All week leading up to the WPIAL playoffs, Belle Vernon football coach Matt Humbert was fretting over his team's mindset. For Humbert, call it a

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No. 12 Hempfield upsets Baldwin in WPIAL volleyball quarterfinals
October 31, 2017
Hempfield has gotten healthy at the right time. The Spartans, who have played through an injury-riddled girls volleyball season, were running on all cylinders in

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Top-10 teams collide as Ligonier Valley faces Berlin Brothersvalley in Appalachian Bowl
October 27, 2017
In the last Appalachian Bowl — the recently revived high school football game pitting regular-season champions from the Heritage and Western Pennsylvania Athletic conferences —

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Penn-Trafford field hockey wins 2nd consecutive WPIAL title
October 25, 2017
A season of on-the-job training for players at Penn-Trafford evidently has helped the Warriors' relatively inexperienced field hockey team to gradually grow up, a notion

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Trusky runs Bishop Canevin into WPIAL playoffs with win at GCC
October 20, 2017
Bishop Canevin came to Greensburg Central Catholic hoping to play well enough to earn a trip to the WPIAL playoffs. The Crusaders did more than

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Norwin’s Maria Santilli takes 1st step toward WPIAL, PIAA title defenses
October 10, 2017
Appearing calm and relaxed, Maria Santilli still struggled to contain her excitement Tuesday after her straight-sets victory to win the WPIAL Section 1-AAA girls tennis

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Norwin rebounds with lopsided win over Canon-McMillan
September 22, 2017
Norwin responded from a one-sided loss a week ago with one of its own Friday night. Jack Salopek passed for 256 yards and two touchdowns,

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Former Mt. Pleasant coach Ed Dalton leads McGuffey to OT win over Vikings
September 15, 2017
It was another triumphant return to Mt. Pleasant for McGuffey football coach Ed Dalton, who led the Vikings for two seasons, including an 11-1 record

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Derry bounces back with rout of Yough
September 8, 2017
A week ago, Derry football coach Tim Sweeney wondered how much his players wanted to win. After all, the Trojans still were smarting from a

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Norwin bounces back, pulls away from Altoona
September 1, 2017
Norwin was blanked in its opener and came back a week later to register a shutout of its own. Only this time, the outcome resulted

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Former Southmoreland player Askin set to lead Scotties girls soccer
August 30, 2017
When she was a high school freshman at Geibel Catholic, Aryn Askin played for a time on the boys soccer team. She was just too

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Bolstered by underclassmen, Southmoreland boys soccer aims to gain experience quickly
It may be a group full of youth at Southmoreland, but don't expect boys soccer coach Chris Hixson to cave for that reason. He's hoping

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Derry knocks off neighboring Latrobe behind Broadway’s 3 TDs
August 25, 2017
This time, there was no andquot;trickery.andquot; Derry coach Tim Sweeney, incensed by the reference to last year's eight-point victory over neighboring rival Latrobe on running

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Presence of pros on campus leaves impression on Latrobe players
August 15, 2017
Of all the high school football teams in Western Pennsylvania — and there are many — only one consistently shares its stadium with the Steelers,

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Pieszak plans to lead Mt. Pleasant back to WPIAL playoffs
August 19, 2018
On the heels of its first WPIAL playoffs miss in nine years, the Mt. Pleasant football team got to work on the business of getting

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Mt. Pleasant bidding for return to postseason
August 18, 2018
You could say Mt. Pleasant enters the 2018 football season with a veteran club. Right down to the coach. Well, it's a more experienced bunch

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Latrobe looks to continue momentum, eyes return to playoffs
Latrobe challenged the results of its best season in six years by winning four games in 2017 to support coach Jason Marucco's long-term plan for

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More experience could mean more victories for Greensburg Central Catholic
Before the start of last season -- Aaron Smetanka's first as coach at Greensburg Central Catholic -- inexperience was a key talking point for a

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Enthusiasm building as Latrobe continues climb toward postseason berth
August 16, 2018
Cheers erupted when Nathan Clair's 52-yard field goal during kicking drills at Latrobe barely cleared the crossbar near the conclusion of a practice this week

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Greensburg Central Catholic head coach Aaron Smetanka works on passing drills with his players Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 during team practice at Greensburg Central Catholic High School.
GCC coach Smetanka asking his players to focus on more than wins
August 12, 2018
For Aaron Smetanka, Greensburg Central Catholic's pollyannaish, second-year football coach, winning games is important, but it's not the only goal. Showing respect, demonstrating teamwork and

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Southmoreland’s magical run ends with PIAA semifinals loss
June 11, 2018
LORETTO — The Southmoreland softball team returned home Monday night after losing its grip on a chance to play for a state championship this season.

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Greensburg Central Catholic edges Homer-Center in 9th inning in wild PIAA quarterfinal game
June 7, 2018
Someone had to take control and end this thing before it got out of control. In a baseball game that, at times, offered little control

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Partyka homers twice as West Allegheny tops defending state champion Donegal in PIAA 1st round
June 4, 2018
With two swings of her bat, West Allegheny's Mackenzie Partyka picked a perfect time to double her home run output for the season. The senior

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Laurel dethrones Frazier en route to WPIAL Class 2A softball title
May 30, 2018
After matching zeros for six innings, Laurel ended defending champion Frazier's no-hit bid in the seventh and wound up with its first WPIAL softball championship.

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Norwin softball loses to Baldwin, denied spot in PIAA playoffs again
May 29, 2018
Baldwin's softball battery had been preparing for the school's annual chorus concert Tuesday night but remained focused on the WPIAL playoffs during the afternoon to

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Sixth sense: Hempfield uses big inning to rally past Norwin
May 23, 2018
Time was running out on Hempfield, the WPIAL's top-seeded Class 6A softball team, but the three-time champion Spartans found a way to prevail in the

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Elizabeth Forward scores 7 times in 5th inning to topple Yough in WPIAL semifinals
He couldn't recall, but Harry Rutherford was pretty sure that Elizabeth Forward had not beaten Yough in softball for as long as he'd been coaching

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Ligonier Valley softball holds on to reach District 6 semifinals
May 21, 2018
An early, four-run lead helped Jane Garver to relax on the mound and take command in Ligonier Valley's District 6-3A first-round softball playoff victory Monday

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No. 1 Derry breezes into WPIAL volleyball semifinals
May 17, 2018
The final score matched the seedings. No. 1 Derry was hosting No. 9 Bishop Canevin in the second match of a quarterfinals doubleheader on Thursday

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Penn-Trafford baseball holds on for wild win over Hempfield
April 26, 2018
Moments after host Penn-Trafford's wild, 10-8 baseball victory over top-ranked Hempfield on Thursday, both coaches agreed nothing is automatic in the WPIAL's ultra-competitive Section 2

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Anderson pitches 2-hitter as Hempfield baseball routs Norwin
April 23, 2018
Jake Anderson doesn't understand all the fuss. The Hempfield right-hander was just doing his job Monday during the Spartans' 11-1 rout of Norwin in a

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Penn-Trafford’s Mancz follows baseball path to Pitt
April 20, 2018
It was during his sophomore year at Penn-Trafford when Zach Mancz made a bold statement about his future in sports. Now, the Warriors first baseman,

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Kemerer homers twice, leads Franklin Regional’s rally past Penn-Trafford
April 18, 2018
If you see a ribbon on Chrissy Kemerer's head, there's a good reason for it besides just keeping her hair in place. It gives her

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Hempfield volleyball blanks Latrobe to move to 5-1 in Section 3
April 17, 2018
Halfway through the high school volleyball season, the Hempfield boys team is rolling along at a high rate of efficiency. The Spartans shrugged off a

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Derry sweeps Deer Lakes boys volleyball in battle of Section 2 favorites
April 4, 2018
Deer Lakes and Derry. The mention of those two schools at this time of year could mean only one thing. It's boys volleyball season. While

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Former GCC standout Klimchock excels at The Kiski School
April 3, 2018
A lot has changed in a year for Asa Klimchock, the former Greensburg Central Catholic boys basketball player. Klimchock, a 6-foot point guard whose family

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Mars boys advance to PIAA title game with come-from-behind win over Milton Hershey
March 19, 2018
ALTOONA — Moments after Mars secured its second trip to a state basketball championship game in three years by beating Milton Hershey in the PIAA

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North Allegheny girls hold off Bethel Park to reach PIAA Class 6A semifinals
March 16, 2018
Spencer Stefko knows Bethel Park. The North Allegheny girls basketball coach saw plenty of the Black Hawks when he coached at nearby Seton La Salle.

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Groetsch’s free throws help North Allegheny edge Altoona for 3rd time this season
March 13, 2018
There was no time for Lizzy Groetsch to take a morning off, even if it was the day of a big game. Perhaps it's one

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Ligonier Valley boys suffer painful loss in PIAAs
March 10, 2018
In a quiet corner of a hallway outside Johnstown's Doc Stofko Gymnasium on Saturday, a battered Andrew Pleskovitch stood and talked softly to a classmate.

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Tomczak nets overtime winner to lead Quaker Valley past Latrobe
March 7, 2018
With his father — former Steelers quarterback Mike Tomczak — watching from a station as operator of the penalty box at Nevin Arena, Beau Tomczak

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Ligonier Valley boys ride 16-game winning streak into PIAA playoffs
Funny how a season in sports can change so quickly. And sometimes, change is good. That's the way it's played out for the Ligonier Valley

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Franklin Regional hockey bests Mars to advance in PIHL playoffs
March 5, 2018
Moving up in class has been an enjoyable experience for the two-time defending Class A champion Franklin Regional hockey team. But it's been an adjustment,

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Franklin Regional hockey bests Mars to advance in PIHL playoffs
Moving up in class has been an enjoyable experience for the two-time defending Class A champion Franklin Regional hockey team. But it's been an adjustment,

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Ligonier Valley boys knock off top-seeded Richland to claim 1st District 6 title
March 2, 2018
CRESSON — Playing in all those high-level football games apparently gave Jackson Daugherty a ticket to make his own calls on the basketball court. The

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Penn Hills boys take down No. 1 Mt. Lebanon to earn spot in WPIAL Class 6A title game
February 28, 2018
A persistent Penn Hills is headed to andquot;The Pete.andquot; Cory Fulton scored 18 points and No. 5 seed Penn Hills upset top-seeded Mt. Lebanon, 69-66,

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Mt. Lebanon girls use fourth quarter surge to bounce Norwin in WPIAL quarterfinals
February 23, 2018
Mt. Lebanon has had Norwin's number in girls basketball lately. But stay tuned, because you never know when one or the other will get hot.

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Imani Christian edges Monessen boys in WPIAL quarterfinals
February 22, 2018
For Imani Christian Academy, patience paid off. The Saints prepared for the postseason with a tough early-season schedule that included games against Class 6A schools

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Pine-Richland cruises past State College in PIAA quarterfinals
November 25, 2017
When it comes to football wizardry, there figures to be plenty more opportunities to torture opponents for Pine-Richland's Phil Jurkovec, beginning with the PIAA Class

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New coach Johnson set to guide Derry girls basketball
November 22, 2017
His inner circle refers to him by his middle name of Tyler. The rest of us should address him as William. Whichever name you use

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Veteran Derry boys basketball team looks to end postseason drought
Could this be a breakthrough season for Derry basketball Boys coach Damon Rause and the playoff-starved Trojans think so. With five starters returning, it seems

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Daugherty leads Ligonier Valley back to District 6 championship game
November 10, 2017
Last year, it was West Virginia-bound Collin Smith who helped to carry the Ligonier Valley mantra all the way to the PIAA semifinals. The Rams

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Belle Vernon starts fast, rolls past Mars in opening round
November 3, 2017
All week leading up to the WPIAL playoffs, Belle Vernon football coach Matt Humbert was fretting over his team's mindset. For Humbert, call it a

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No. 12 Hempfield upsets Baldwin in WPIAL volleyball quarterfinals
October 31, 2017
Hempfield has gotten healthy at the right time. The Spartans, who have played through an injury-riddled girls volleyball season, were running on all cylinders in

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Top-10 teams collide as Ligonier Valley faces Berlin Brothersvalley in Appalachian Bowl
October 27, 2017
In the last Appalachian Bowl — the recently revived high school football game pitting regular-season champions from the Heritage and Western Pennsylvania Athletic conferences —

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Penn-Trafford field hockey wins 2nd consecutive WPIAL title
October 25, 2017
A season of on-the-job training for players at Penn-Trafford evidently has helped the Warriors' relatively inexperienced field hockey team to gradually grow up, a notion

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Trusky runs Bishop Canevin into WPIAL playoffs with win at GCC
October 20, 2017
Bishop Canevin came to Greensburg Central Catholic hoping to play well enough to earn a trip to the WPIAL playoffs. The Crusaders did more than

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Norwin’s Maria Santilli takes 1st step toward WPIAL, PIAA title defenses
October 10, 2017
Appearing calm and relaxed, Maria Santilli still struggled to contain her excitement Tuesday after her straight-sets victory to win the WPIAL Section 1-AAA girls tennis

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Norwin rebounds with lopsided win over Canon-McMillan
September 22, 2017
Norwin responded from a one-sided loss a week ago with one of its own Friday night. Jack Salopek passed for 256 yards and two touchdowns,

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Former Mt. Pleasant coach Ed Dalton leads McGuffey to OT win over Vikings
September 15, 2017
It was another triumphant return to Mt. Pleasant for McGuffey football coach Ed Dalton, who led the Vikings for two seasons, including an 11-1 record

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Derry bounces back with rout of Yough
September 8, 2017
A week ago, Derry football coach Tim Sweeney wondered how much his players wanted to win. After all, the Trojans still were smarting from a

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Norwin bounces back, pulls away from Altoona
September 1, 2017
Norwin was blanked in its opener and came back a week later to register a shutout of its own. Only this time, the outcome resulted

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Former Southmoreland player Askin set to lead Scotties girls soccer
August 30, 2017
When she was a high school freshman at Geibel Catholic, Aryn Askin played for a time on the boys soccer team. She was just too

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Bolstered by underclassmen, Southmoreland boys soccer aims to gain experience quickly
It may be a group full of youth at Southmoreland, but don't expect boys soccer coach Chris Hixson to cave for that reason. He's hoping

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Derry knocks off neighboring Latrobe behind Broadway’s 3 TDs
August 25, 2017
This time, there was no andquot;trickery.andquot; Derry coach Tim Sweeney, incensed by the reference to last year's eight-point victory over neighboring rival Latrobe on running

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Presence of pros on campus leaves impression on Latrobe players
August 15, 2017
Of all the high school football teams in Western Pennsylvania — and there are many — only one consistently shares its stadium with the Steelers,

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