Field Hockey

Pine-Richland’s Ava Loskoch is committed to play field hockey at Allegheny.
Pine-Richland field hockey racking up big wins
September 13, 2019
The Pine-Richland field hockey team is only a handful of games deep into its 2019 season but has still managed to topple some of the toughest programs that Western Pennsylvania has to offer.

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New Zealand’s Simon Child, rises his hockey stick as he celebrates his goal against Spain during a men’s field hockey match at 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
Shady Side Academy field hockey counting on freshmen to help defend WPIAL title
September 6, 2019
Last year, the Shady Side field hockey team posted a 14-1-1 record with the lone loss coming in the first round of the PIAA playoffs.

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Penn-Trafford’s football team (far right) and boys soccer team share the field at Warrior Stadium during a practice this week.
Communication helps 13 Westmoreland schools maximize turfs
It’s a muggy late summer day in Harrison City.

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Penn-Trafford goalkeeper Sam Doherty is entering her fourth season with the field hockey team and is the lone senior.
Penn-Trafford field hockey team going for 4th straight WPIAL title
September 1, 2019
For the past three seasons, the Penn-Trafford field hockey team has captured the WPIAL Class AA championship.

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Norwin’s Natalie Diven fires a shot against teammates while having an inter-squad field hockey scrimmage on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019 at Norwin High School.
New coach, big goals for Norwin field hockey
August 23, 2019
It is a new era for the Norwin field hockey team.

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Trib HSSN Rewind: A look back at the 2018 field hockey season
June 29, 2019
All teams seek the glory of capturing a WPIAL championship, whether it be in football, baseball, softball or field hockey. No matter what the sport, the feeling is always the same for any team that comes into contact with the WPIAL hardware.

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Ellis School’s Poerio participates in national all-star game
June 26, 2019
Tegan Poerio took her place among some of the top field hockey players in the country on Tuesday.

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WPIAL field hockey all-stars announced
December 5, 2018
The Peters Township, Penn-Trafford and Shady Side Academy field hockey teams captured WPIAL championships in 2018, and all three were well represented on the All-WPIAL Division I and II squads released recently. Division I First Team Jessie Kolesar, Norwin Emelia Krakora, Mt. Lebanon Veronica Schratz, Peters Township Greta Schratz, Peters

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The Herald Athlete of the Week: Shady Side Academy’s Annabel Kuhn
November 16, 2018
Annabel Kuhn, a sophomore on the Shady Side Academy field hockey team, helped her squad win the WPIAL championship two weeks ago. She scored the only goal in a 1-0 win over Ellis School. andquot;I was relieved,andquot; she said. andquot;I was glad that all of our hard work as a

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Pine-Richland field hockey continues to build on success
November 9, 2018
Pine-Richland's field hockey team has been a WPIAL finalist in four of the past five seasons, including each of the last three years. The No. 2-seeded P-R squad, the defending WPIAL Class AAA champion in 2018, lost a close 2-1 overtime decision to No. 1 Peters Township to finish second

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WPIAL field hockey teams ready to begin PIAA playoffs
November 4, 2018
WPIAL field hockey champions Shady Side Academy (Class A), Penn-Trafford (AA) and Peters Township (AAA) and WPIAL AAA runner-up Pine-Richland begin the PIAA playoffs Tuesday. Shady Side Academy will take on Newporttin the first round at 2 p.m. at Latrobe High School. The tripleheader at Latrobe also will have Penn-Trafford

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Shady Side Academy overcomes Ellis School to capture 14th WPIAL Class A field hockey title
October 30, 2018
Shady Side Academy field hockey coach Betsy Gorse watched video all day Tuesday. It wasn't game video of the Indians opponent. It was the same five-minute clip of legendary coach Herb Brooks' locker room speech before the U.S. Olympic hockey team went out and stunned the world with an upset

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Penn-Trafford wins third straight WPIAL field hockey title
Penn-Trafford field hockey coach Cindy Dutt assigned some homework during the top-seeded Warriors' playoff bye. She made it mandatory for her players to attend No. 3 Latrobe's opening-round match with No. 2 Oakland Catholic. andquot;They were required to come to my field and watch them play,andquot; Dutt said. andquot;They had

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Peters Township tops No. 2 Pine-Richland to capture WPIAL Class AAA field hockey title
October 29, 2018
It was a win that was eight years in the making, and Peters Township senior midfielder Greta Schratz was born for championship moments. After a blocking penalty was called on a Pine-Richland defender deep in the Rams defensive zone with 9 minutes, 47 seconds remaining in the overtime period, it

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Friendly foes Penn-Trafford, Latrobe to play for WPIAL field hockey title
October 28, 2018
Lauren Kelly is looking forward to never having to run line sprints again, which her coach Cindy Dutt has regularly implemented during the past week. The Penn-Trafford senior also said she will fondly look back on each run, especially if it means her field hockey team wins a third consecutive

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Scheduling conflict has The Birdie miffed for Friday in Westmoreland County
October 17, 2018
Last week: 12-1 (.923) Season: 81-22 (.786) The Birdie has been anticipating the new andquot;Halloweenandquot; movie reboot for months. He has his Michael Myers mask ready for opening night and has even talked about tailgating at a local theater before the film, like he does at local games -- the

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Pine-Richland field hockey team learns from setbacks
October 4, 2018
The last time the Pine-Richland field hockey team had taken the field against a WPIAL opponent and didn't come away with a victory was the 2016 WPIAL Class AAA championship game, which resulted in a 3-1 Rams loss. On Sept. 26, that streak came to an end when the Rams

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Defense leading the way for Sewickley Academy field hockey
September 28, 2018
A strong defense holds up the Sewickley Academy field hockey team (2-2 overall, 2-1 in Division II). Senior captain Katie Jones paces a group that

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North Allegheny field hockey looking to reclaim WPIAL crown
September 20, 2018
After finishing second last season, the North Allegheny field hockey team (5-2 overall, 2-1 in Division I) hopes to reclaim a title it has won

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Familiar face leading Shady Side Academy field hockey
September 15, 2018
Betsy Gorse is the new coach for the Shady Side Academy field hockey team. She didn't need directions to get around the campus. Except for

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