High school wrestling notebook: Kiski Area again flexes muscle at EAIWT
December 11, 2018Kiski Area coach Chris Heater and assistant coach Chuck Tursky didn't know how many times the Cavaliers had won the Eastern Area Invitational at Gateway. Kiski Area won its fourth consecutive EAIWT championship Saturday and has won more than 20 in the tournament's 41-year history. The Cavaliers finished with 241
Mike Rettger tournament to feature top matchups in Tuesday’s 3 things to watch in high school sports
December 10, 2018The format is the same for most WPIAL boys and girls basketball teams. Open the season in a tip-off tournament, play a nonsection tune-up or two and then jump into section play for three or four games before the holidays. However, for four boys hoops teams, it has become a
Norwin girls shut down Penn Hills at North Allegheny tournament
December 8, 2018Norwin girls basketball coach Brian Brozeski held an impromptu walkthrough in the gym at 8 a.m. Saturday to teach his players the basics of the 1-3-1 zone defense because he wanted to implement it against Penn Hills. The Knights hadn't practiced that much in the past, but after the brief
Westmoreland high school notebook: Wickstrom takes over Monessen softballMonessen 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.
Norwin boys bowlers look to take next stepThe tone for the 2018-19 Norwin bowling team's season was set last March at the team's end-of-year banquet. Shortly after the Knights, their friends and families knocked down a ton of pizza at Turtle Creek's Shelly Pie, Norwin coach Ed Lundy delivered a plate of humble pie for dessert. Lundy
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
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
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”