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Superintendent: Dr. John A. Molnar
Principal: Daniel Krocheck
Athletic Director: Charlie Swink
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Westmoreland County frontcourt players making impact away from the post
February 14, 2019
Marrek Paola doesn't try to buck trends. Sometimes, it just happens. The 6-foot-8 senior basketball player from Ligonier Valley likes to be stylish but can't always find clothes to fit. Skinny jeans Forget about it. andquot;It can be tough,andquot; Paola said. andquot;T-shirts aren't too bad, but pants can be a

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Norwin girls to face Mt. Lebanon for 4th consecutive postseason
February 12, 2019
There weren't many surprises at the WPIAL basketball pairings meeting Tuesday at the Green Tree Doubletree. About the only suspense was where the WPIAL committee would seed Norwin and North Allegheny in Class 6A. Both teams finished Section 1 play with 13-1 records, and North Allegheny is the reigning champion.

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Latrobe boys hoping for top seed when WPIAL releases basketball playoff pairings
February 11, 2019
Latrobe has been in a number of close games. Like, let's-take-this-and-run games. All the while, the Wildcats have spent the majority of the boys basketball regular season as the No. 1-ranked team in WPIAL Class 6A. They have not lost to a WPIAL team since last year's quarterfinals. They have

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As WPIAL playoffs loom, top Westmoreland girls teams getting defensive
February 6, 2019
Looking at this season through a defensive prism, Southmoreland girls basketball coach Brian Pritts certainly can admire his team's handiwork. andquot;We know our defense was going to be one of our main strengths,andquot; Pritts said. andquot;Our girls take a lot of pride in playing 'D'.andquot; Southmoreland has the best points-against

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Southmoreland boys basketball ready for busy week
February 4, 2019
Some teams prefer to stroll into the WPIAL basketball playoffs. Southmoreland's boys team hopes to go in with a full charge. The Scotties are in the midst of a hectic final week of the regular season with four games in five days. It's not like they are casual postseason tune-ups,

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Westmoreland notebook: Latrobe adds football opponent
February 2, 2019
Penn-Trafford football dropped a bombshell recently when it announced it will play national power Washington High in Massillon, Ohio, to fill a void on its schedule. Struggling Albert Gallatin withdrew from the WPIAL in football, leaving teams in the Class 5A Big East Conference with an open week to fill.

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Elizabeth Forward girls step closer to Section 3-4A title after defeating No. 5 Southmoreland
January 31, 2019
After senior forward Maggie Moore scored inside for Southmoreland to tie the game with 17 seconds left, Elizabeth Forward coach Krystal Gibbs gathered her players during a timeout to cast a vote of confidence. Her message: andquot;Just finish the game,andquot; Gibbs said. andquot;I believe in you, now I just need

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First place up for grabs Thursday in Section 2-4A girls basketball
January 30, 2019
It's time to say so long to a frigid January with a pair of red hot WPIAL Class 4A girls basketball games Thursday with first place up for grabs. In the latest Trib HSSN Class 4A rankings, Blackhawk is No. 2 and Central Valley No. 3. The two teams are

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Five things to watch in the WPIAL wrestling team tournament
January 27, 2019
Can they do it again The 41st annual WPIAL wrestling team tournament gets underway Monday with four Class AAA preliminary-round matches at Canon-McMillan. Burrell in Class AA and Kiski Area in Class AAA will try and defend their WPIAL titles. Burrell has won the past 12 championships in Class AA,

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Westmoreland County high school notebook: WPIAL rushing champ Shoaf pledges to Mercyhurst
January 26, 2019
The two-time WPIAL regular-season rushing champion has a college destination. Yough senior running back Dustin Shoaf, who racked up 5,053 yards during his highlight-packed career, announced Friday he has committed to Mercyhurst. Shoaf made a short video to declare his school of choice and posted it to Twitter with the

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