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Members of the 2021 Penn-Trafford Warriors Junior Legion team include, in front, from left, Jason Sabol, Drew Sherwin, Carmen Metcalfe, Brandon Long, Hunter Brown, Eric Biroscak; in middle, coach Jim Sherwin, Chuckie Fontana, Evan Gross, Jonny Lovre, Ethan Septak, Brandon Roher, Brody Hoffmann, Tyler Freas, Ian Temple, coach Chuck Fontana; and back, coach Alan Hoffmann and manager Steve Freas. The team also includes Owen Demeri, Carl Heller, Travis Kovarik, Anthony Monroe and coach Gary Sabol.
Penn-Trafford Junior Legion puts it together, rolls into state tournament
July 24, 2021
Talk about putting everything together at the right time.

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Knoch catcher Eli Sutton
Knoch’s Sutton part of Team Pennsylvania in upcoming Big 26 Classic
July 22, 2021
Eli Sutton has one year of high school baseball remaining.

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Yough comes up short in Legion Region 7 tournament
July 20, 2021
SIDMAN – Yough reached the Pennsylvania American Legion Region 7 tournament for the second consecutive season. And while the run to the semifinals was fun, the results were the same as 2020: Yough came up short.

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The PONY World Series will return to Washington this summer after being canceled by the pandemic last year.
Excitement builds for return of PONY League World Series
In another indication that pre-pandemic normalcy is making its return, directors of PONY League baseball unveiled plans Tuesday for the organization’s 69th World Series.

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The baseball scoreboard at James E. Swartz Sr. Memorial Field in Freeport Borough will be lit up often for next week’s Freeport International Baseball Invitational.
Fifth field added for Freeport International Baseball Invitational, which expects 20 teams
Excitement continues to build for next week’s Freeport International Baseball Invitational, with 20 teams, five area fields and close to 60 games scheduled over five days.

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Yough coach Craig Spisak talks to his team after a loss at Forest Hills High School on Monday, July 19, 2021.
Yough reaches semis; Latrobe, Young Township eliminated
July 19, 2021
SIDMAN – Yough put itself in good position by winning its first two games of the Pennsylvania American Legion Region 7 tournament.

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Latrobe, Yough pick up wins at the American Legion Region 7 tournament
July 18, 2021
It’s win or go home Monday for Latrobe and Young Township at the Pennsylvania American Legion Region 7 tournament.

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Members of the 2021 Penn-Trafford Warriors Junior Legion team include, in front, from left, Jason Sabol, Drew Sherwin, Carmen Metcalfe, Brandon Long, Hunter Brown, Eric Biroscak; in middle, coach Jim Sherwin, Chuckie Fontana, Evan Gross, Jonny Lovre, Ethan Septak, Brandon Roher, Brody Hoffmann, Tyler Freas, Ian Temple, coach Chuck Fontana; and back, coach Alan Hoffmann and manager Steve Freas. The team also includes Owen Demeri, Carl Heller, Travis Kovarik, Anthony Monroe and coach Gary Sabol.
Penn-Trafford Junior Legion team captures Westmoreland league title
The Penn-Trafford area baseball community continues to find success.

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Pritts, Wilkins led Yough to victory in Region 7 Legion tournament
July 17, 2021
Kam Pritts hit a two-run double in the sixth inning, Nate Wilkins tossed a three-hit shutout and Yough defeated host St. Michael, 2-0, on Saturday in the Pennsylvania American Legion Region 7 tournament at Forest Hills High School in Sidman.

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Bethel Park starting pitcher Eric Chalus celebrates after shutting down Red Land High School in the sixth inning during the PIAA Class 5A Baseball Championship on Thursday, June 17, 2021, at Medlar Field in State College, Pa.
Bethel Park’s Chalus brothers relish final high school season together
The Chalus brothers can almost be considered mirror images.

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Bushy Run Legion resumes play Saturday morning in the Region 6 Tournament.
Bushy Run resumes Region 6 play Saturday; Region 7 starts
July 16, 2021
Bushy Run, playing in the Pennsylvania American Legion Baseball Region 6 tournament, had its game suspended Friday in the top of the third inning.

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Penn-Trafford pitcher Trevor Wilson delivers against Norwin on April 9, 2021, at Penn-Trafford High School.
Penn-Trafford’s Trevor Wilson headed for Gardner-Webb
Trevor Wilson was born in Charlotte, N.C., and eventually made his way to Penn-Trafford where he developed into a talented baseball pitcher.

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Ben Anderson (left) and Vinny Amatucci display the championship trophy after Latrobe won the District 31 American Legion title.
Latrobe Legion ends drought, wins District 31 title
July 14, 2021
It had been 12 years since the Latrobe American Legion baseball team had won the District 31 playoff title.

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Yough rallies to sweep Bushy Run in District 31 semifinals
July 12, 2021
Yough pitcher Allen Novacek got off to a shaky start in Monday’s District 31 American Legion semifinal against Bushy Run.

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Latrobe advances to American Legion District 31 finals
July 11, 2021
Latrobe American Legion baseball used a different method to defeat Young Township on Sunday in Game 2 of the District 31 playoffs.

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Bradish tosses no-hitter to lead Latrobe in opener of District 31 Legion semifinals
July 10, 2021
Jake Bradish has pitched in big games all season for the Latrobe American Legion team, and he has had some great games.

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Hempfield shortstop Christian Zilli turns a double play against Central Catholic during a WPIAL Class 6A quarterfinal on May 22.
Westmoreland County Boys Athlete of the Year: Christian Zilli, Hempfield
It’s a rare feat when an athlete from a large high school excels in three sports.

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Penn Hills’ Anthony Sciulli bats against Riverview on March 17 at Wild Things Park.
Pittsburgh Hardball Academy provides travel ball opportunity for Penn Hills players
Playing for the Pittsburgh Hardball Academy provided Anthony Sciulli with a chance to play travel baseball he may not have otherwise had.

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Young Township’s Brady Yard pitches during the American Legion Baseball District 31 playoff game against Murrysville at Haymaker Park in Murrysville on Thursday.
District 31 American Legion baseball semifinals set
July 9, 2021
Young Township finished Friday what it started the day before, defeating Murrysville, 7-2, in a District 31 American Legion playoff game.

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Seton LaSalle’s Brett Wagner makes a catch during the WPIAL Class 2A championship game against Shenango on June 2, 2021, at Wild Things Park.
Seton LaSalle baseball standout, coach’s son Brett Wagner transferring to IMG Academy
July 8, 2021
Seton LaSalle baseball coach Mike Wagner is losing his favorite player to IMG Academy in Florida, but he’s 100% on board with the kid’s decision.

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