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.
Westmoreland County basketball teams to watch
December 6, 20185 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
Westmoreland County basketball players to watch5 players to watch Bryce Butler, Latrobe (Sr., 6-5, G) -- West Liberty recruit is one of area's more versatile scorers and team players. Averaged 20 points, 6.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists for high-scoring Wildcats. Reed Fenton, Latrobe (Sr., 6-4, G) -- With a silky pull-up jumper, long frame and advanced
Westmoreland County teams prepare for altered basketball landscapeAbout the only things guaranteed this season in local high school basketball, the only things that haven't changed, are that the ball is round and the rims are 10 feet high. The rest, well, it's all fair game and probably has been subjected in some way to a mass overhaul
WPIAL field hockey all-stars announced
December 5, 2018The 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
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 6A boys basketball breakdown
December 1, 2018Class 6A Preseason Player of the Year Ethan Morton, Butler 6-5, Jr., point guard 24.6 ppg last season Players to watch Bryce Butler, Latrobe 6-5, Sr., G, 20.9 ppg Reed Fenton, Latrobe 6-4, Sr., G, 22.0 ppg Ryan Meis, Bethel Park 6-0, Jr., G, 15.0 ppg Dan Petcash, Pine-Richland 6-4,
Latrobe girls move on from notable graduation loss
November 26, 2018Latrobe knew the Laura Graytok era would come to an end at some point, much like the boys basketball program begrudgingly anticipated the departure of Austin Butler a couple of years ago. Graytok, a standout in the Wildcats' backcourt for four years and a 1,591-point scorer, is now at American
Tough road ahead for talented Latrobe boys basketball teamLatrobe won't be criticized for playing a soft boys basketball schedule this winter. The slate is dotted with demanding matchups, from tournaments at Canon-McMillan and Elmira, N.Y., to other nonsection clashes with Abington Prep, Penn Hills, Kiski School, Allderdice, Woodland Hills and Gateway. andquot;The schedule kind of came together. It's
Westmoreland County athletes follow in older siblings’ footsteps with Division I commitments
November 14, 2018Nick Coy wanted to be a wrestler because he saw his older brother, Cam, become proficient in the sport. Twisting opponents into precarious positions and holding them down on the mat appealed to the impressionable younger sibling, two years Cam's junior. andquot;I thought, 'I'll give it a try,' andquot; said
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”