Author: Josh Rowntree


Chartiers Valley’s Brayden Reynolds, left, lays it in for the score over Thomas Jefferson’s Noah Pierce during their matchup Friday, Jan. 24 at Chartiers Valley High School.
Brayden Reynolds, Chartiers Valley slam Thomas Jefferson
January 24, 2020
Brayden Reynolds had never dunked in a game before.

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Mt. Lebanon head coach Bob Palko works with his team at the start of practice during the first day of football camp Monday, Aug. 12, 2019.
Mt. Lebanon flashes versatility in win over Upper St. Clair
October 4, 2019
Chalk up another one to coach Bob Palko’s trademark versatility.

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Upper St. Clair rallies in second half to pull away from Baldwin
September 6, 2019
Through one half, it looked as if Baldwin finally would end its nine-game losing streak to Upper St. Clair.

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Gateway running back Derrick Davis avoids Mt. Lebanon’s Sam Rolfsen on the way to a first-quarter touchdown Friday, Aug. 23, 2019 at Antimarino Stadium at Gateway High School.
Davis, Venanzio power Gateway football team past Mt. Lebanon
August 24, 2019
Bob Palko’s debut as Mt. Lebanon’s coach quickly turned into the Derrick Davis show.

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Imani Christian Academy’s Sean McCaskill catches the ball when Jeannette hosted Imani, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018.
Small roster Imani Christian hopes for happier ending
August 20, 2019
Imani Christian is faced with a steep task to begin 2019, but it is not necessarily something new.

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Clairton’s Dontae Sanders takes part in practice Aug. 6, 2019, at Clairton.
Typical high expectations fuel healthier Clairton
Clairton’s football players, to a man, know the anticipation of the fanbase.

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Beaver’s Joe Hammel works out during practice Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, in Beaver.
Despite losing key starters, Beaver looks to keep building
August 17, 2019
Following an adjustment period, Beaver football hopes it is more acclimated to Class 4A football.

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Ambridge head coach Don Phllips works with his team during practice Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, in Ambridge.
New Ambridge coach Phillips wants to boost interest, rebuild program
Don Phillips knew he was in for a challenge when he accepted the head coaching job at Ambridge. But that is what excites him.

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Blackhawk’s Ryan Giles works out during practice on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Chippewa.
After turnaround season, Blackhawk wants more
What the Blackhawk football team was able to accomplish last season was remarkable. But now the Cougars are ready to take the next step.

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Yough pitcher Kierra Waywood throws during Yough’s 3-0 win over Frazier on May 8, 2019.
Waywood’s gem lifts Yough over Frazier in charity event
May 8, 2019
Kierra Waywood took the name of her team’s fundraiser to heart.

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Franklin Regional pitcher Angalee Beall pitches during the Panthers’ 6-4 win over Latrobe on Monday, May 6, 2019.
Franklin Regional tops shorthanded Latrobe in Section 1-5A finale
May 6, 2019
Franklin Regional breathed a sigh of relief as Latrobe’s “next-player-up” mindset came up just short.

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Sophomore pitcher Jordan Tallman throws against Connellsville during their game April 18, 2019, at Latrobe.
Connellsville knocks off No. 2 Latrobe; Tallman leaves with injury
April 18, 2019
Latrobe softball’s pitching depth has again been tested.

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Chartiers Valley’s Brayden Reynolds, left, lays it in for the score over Thomas Jefferson’s Noah Pierce during their matchup Friday, Jan. 24 at Chartiers Valley High School.
Brayden Reynolds, Chartiers Valley slam Thomas Jefferson
January 24, 2020
Brayden Reynolds had never dunked in a game before.

Read More...

Mt. Lebanon head coach Bob Palko works with his team at the start of practice during the first day of football camp Monday, Aug. 12, 2019.
Mt. Lebanon flashes versatility in win over Upper St. Clair
October 4, 2019
Chalk up another one to coach Bob Palko’s trademark versatility.

Read More...

Upper St. Clair rallies in second half to pull away from Baldwin
September 6, 2019
Through one half, it looked as if Baldwin finally would end its nine-game losing streak to Upper St. Clair.

Read More...

Gateway running back Derrick Davis avoids Mt. Lebanon’s Sam Rolfsen on the way to a first-quarter touchdown Friday, Aug. 23, 2019 at Antimarino Stadium at Gateway High School.
Davis, Venanzio power Gateway football team past Mt. Lebanon
August 24, 2019
Bob Palko’s debut as Mt. Lebanon’s coach quickly turned into the Derrick Davis show.

Read More...

Imani Christian Academy’s Sean McCaskill catches the ball when Jeannette hosted Imani, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018.
Small roster Imani Christian hopes for happier ending
August 20, 2019
Imani Christian is faced with a steep task to begin 2019, but it is not necessarily something new.

Read More...

Clairton’s Dontae Sanders takes part in practice Aug. 6, 2019, at Clairton.
Typical high expectations fuel healthier Clairton
Clairton’s football players, to a man, know the anticipation of the fanbase.

Read More...

Beaver’s Joe Hammel works out during practice Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, in Beaver.
Despite losing key starters, Beaver looks to keep building
August 17, 2019
Following an adjustment period, Beaver football hopes it is more acclimated to Class 4A football.

Read More...

Ambridge head coach Don Phllips works with his team during practice Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, in Ambridge.
New Ambridge coach Phillips wants to boost interest, rebuild program
Don Phillips knew he was in for a challenge when he accepted the head coaching job at Ambridge. But that is what excites him.

Read More...

Blackhawk’s Ryan Giles works out during practice on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Chippewa.
After turnaround season, Blackhawk wants more
What the Blackhawk football team was able to accomplish last season was remarkable. But now the Cougars are ready to take the next step.

Read More...

Yough pitcher Kierra Waywood throws during Yough’s 3-0 win over Frazier on May 8, 2019.
Waywood’s gem lifts Yough over Frazier in charity event
May 8, 2019
Kierra Waywood took the name of her team’s fundraiser to heart.

Read More...

Franklin Regional pitcher Angalee Beall pitches during the Panthers’ 6-4 win over Latrobe on Monday, May 6, 2019.
Franklin Regional tops shorthanded Latrobe in Section 1-5A finale
May 6, 2019
Franklin Regional breathed a sigh of relief as Latrobe’s “next-player-up” mindset came up just short.

Read More...

Sophomore pitcher Jordan Tallman throws against Connellsville during their game April 18, 2019, at Latrobe.
Connellsville knocks off No. 2 Latrobe; Tallman leaves with injury
April 18, 2019
Latrobe softball’s pitching depth has again been tested.

Read More...

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