Westmoreland high school notebook: Wickstrom takes over Monessen softball
December 8, 2018Monessen has made significant strides in the softball postseason the last few years. If the Greyhounds are going to continue their upswing, however, they will do so with a new coach. And a young coach at that. The school recently named Carlee Wickstrom coach after Bo Teets' resignation last month.
Franklin Regional rides balanced attacked to win over Belle Vernon
December 7, 2018Franklin Regional was in a giving mood in its season opener Friday night. It might be holiday time, but the boys basketball team's caring-is-sharing approach had a lot more to do with its unselfishness and ability to spread the ball as the Panthers took care of business. They used crisp
Westmoreland County basketball’s top storylines to follow
December 6, 20185 storylines to follow Remember me -- Coaches who resign or leave the game often mention in parting that they'll probably surface later on, that it's not the end of the road. In some cases, they even return to the same program. That is the case with four area boys
Westmoreland County basketball teams to watch5 teams to watch Boys Belle Vernon -- Longtime Monessen coach Joe Salvino switched Mon-Valley programs to take over the Leopards and has some talent with which to work. Junior guard Cam Nusser (14 ppg) pilots an experienced group that made the PIAA playoffs last year for the first time
Several wrestlers return after reaching PIAA Class AAA tournament
December 4, 2018Returning PIAA Class AAA champions Alejandro Herrera, Seneca Valley (46-8 last season) The sophomore won the 106-pound state title and placed second in the WPIAL. Sam Hillegas, North Hills (32-1) The junior is a two-time PIAA champion, winning the 126-pound title in 2018. He has a 85-1 career record. Ryan
WPIAL Class 4A boys basketball breakdown
December 3, 2018Class 4A Preseason Player of the Year Johnny Crise, Highlands 6-7, Jr., forward 12.0 ppg last season Players to watch Danny Conlan, Quaker Valley 6-5, Sr., F, 12.0 ppg Aaron Hilzendeger, Ambridge 6-6, Sr., F, 19.2 ppg Jacob Johnson, Mt. Pleasant 6-2, Jr., G, 15.5 ppg Cam Nusser, Belle Vernon
Norwin’s Carter Breen named Westmoreland County Boys Soccer Player of the Year
December 1, 2018Tribune-Review Westmoreland Boys Soccer Player of the Year Carter Breen Sr., F, Norwin A flash down the far sideline, Norwin forward Carter Breen dashes into the final third of the field, uses an advanced move to leave a defender dizzy and canons one into the back of the net. He
West Allegheny’s Nathan Dragisich named Trib HSSN Boys Soccer Player of the YearTrib HSSN Boys Soccer Player of the Year Nathan Dragisich West Allegheny, senior, midfielder Playing at a fast, attacking pace, West Allegheny racked up 120 goals, 23 wins and a PIAA championship. Nathan Dragisich was out in front, leading the charge as the Indians went andquot;dragandquot; racing to their most
WPIAL soccer players named to All-America, All-Region teams
November 29, 2018The WPIAL received substantial recognition from the United Soccer Coaches -- the former National Soccer Coaches Association of America -- on Thursday. Four players from the district were lauded as All-Americans, and five more were named to All-Region II East teams. West Allegheny senior midfielder Nathan Dragisich and Butler senior
Westmoreland high school notebook: Southmoreland’s Miller headed to RMU
November 28, 2018Pipe dreams can come true. Just look at the Southmoreland softball program. The once-struggling Scotties won a WPIAL championship last spring. For decades, getting players to the Division I college level seemed nearly as improbable. But things sure have changed in Alverton. You just need Faith. Junior Faith Miller, a
Franklin Regional game tying goal and West Allegheny game winning goal in the boys 3A PIAA semifinal
Central Catholic stars out fast but the Seneca Valley’s defense comes up big in a win over Central Catholic during first round 6A WPIAL action at Fox Chapel High School.
Seton LaSalle’s Gabe Rosario scores with an assist from T.J. Cherry against Springdale during boys A soccer consolation game.
Shady Side Academy repels a late charge by Deer Lakes in the boys 2A WPIAL semifinal at North Alleghen
Zo Gardner of New Castle Basketball on TribLive HSSN Center Stage – UPMC Sports Medicine “Stay Strong and Play On”