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.
Penn-Trafford bowlers looking to snap postseason droughtIt's been a while since the Penn-Trafford bowling team has reached the postseason. To be exact, the girls have been absent since 2011 and the boys haven't graced a bracket since the debut of the iPhone. andquot;This has been a building process with this team,andquot; said Penn-Trafford coach Bud Cummins,
Westmoreland County teams prepare for altered basketball landscape
December 6, 2018About 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
Penn-Trafford’s Nguyen gives verbal commitment to AkronSmarts and skills are often what separate the great soccer players from the almost-great ones. Penn-Trafford junior Sarah Nguyen has both traits and they have propelled her to a Division I scholarship. Nguyen, a speedy midfielder and one of the Warriors' key players the past two seasons, made a verbal
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
Penn-Trafford’s Kiley Dugan named Tribune-Review Westmoreland Girls Soccer Player of the Year
December 1, 2018Tribune-Review Westmoreland Girls Soccer Player of the year Kiley Dugan Sr., MF, Penn-Trafford In the annals of Penn-Trafford girls soccer, Kiley Dugan will likely be remembered for her golden goal in the 2017 WPIAL Class 4A championship. The rousing overtime header allowed Penn-Trafford to skirt around rival Norwin, 2-1, and
Experienced lineup returns for Penn-Trafford girls who move to Class 5A
November 30, 2018Injuries upset the balance of Penn-Trafford's season a year ago, but Warriors girls basketball coach John Giannikas isn't dwelling on what happened in the past. He isn't losing sleep over what might have been. It simply wouldn't do him any good. Besides, if there ever was a time to stay
Consistency, rapport key for Penn-Trafford boys basketball this seasonSchool of Rock is in session again. Only this year the pupils are much more comfortable with the lesson plan. Boys basketball coach Jim Rocco brought a new system to Penn-Trafford in 2015 and supplemented it with skill-intense training. With a few seasons to absorb the change, players appear to
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”