Sports

Mike Zmijanac adjusting to a new environment at Ringgold
August 13, 2018
Mike Zmijanac and his wife Michelle toured around France for more than three weeks earlier this year. In his words, they walked, traveled, saw, did,

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A-K Valley’s new coaches ‘hyped’ during opening day of football practice
The smell of the grass at Riverside Park awakened Todd Massack's football senses Monday morning. Riverview's coach brought his team out for a bright-and-early 8

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Now healthy, Baldwin’s Yauch looks for strong showing on tennis courts
Baldwin junior Bethany Yauch plans to dive head-first into the girls tennis season. Yauch, who made a big splash on the tennis courts as a

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New Westmoreland County football coaches Keefer, Liotta hit ground running
Lightning flashed across the sky, followed by the hiss and crackle of thunder and heavy rain. Not quite how Dave Keefer envisioned his first afternoon

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The message at Jeannette: Keep winning
One thing about Jeannette football fans is that they always want more. Keep scoring. Keep winning. Keep being the best. They'd rather stand than sit

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Greensburg Salem quarterback Patrick has unusual combination of skills
Very few teams have a starting quarterback who also serves as a starting nose tackle. But that's the case at Greensburg Salem. Trent Patrick was

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Deer Lakes going to old-school, double tight end set with athletic Kadlick, Hollibaugh
Deer Lakes is set to begin its 50th football season by unveiling an offense popular at the time the school was formed. New head coach

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HS football position by position breakdown: Scouting the quarterbacks
Here's some good news for WPIAL defensive coordinators: After spectacular senior seasons, former Pine-Richland star Phil Jurkovec and ex-Gateway standout Brady Walker are freshmen quarterbacks

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WPIAL football coaches know the value of a good training camp meal
Tim Burk has been through a training camp or 10 during his time as an assistant at Carlynton, Deer Lakes and Springdale, so he knows

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Yough pitcher Jarett Bach commits to Pitt
Hard-throwing Jarett Bach weighed the pros and cons of seven Division I baseball scholarship offers. But the incoming senior at Yough went with the hometown

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Burrell’s Kastelic eager to trade hat for helmet
August 12, 2018
Bits of fabric hang down from the brim of Luke Kastelic's tan Chevy Trucks hat, a gift from his father from a truck stop in

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GCC coach Smetanka asking his players to focus on more than wins
For Aaron Smetanka, Greensburg Central Catholic's pollyannaish, second-year football coach, winning games is important, but it's not the only goal. Showing respect, demonstrating teamwork and

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Three things to watch as high school football camps open Monday
As high school football camps open Monday across the WPIAL, the question becomes: Who's the next Quaker Valley At this time last summer, it would

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Apollo-Ridge QB Jake Fello feeling confident for his 2nd season
When starting quarterback Kyle Fitzroy went down with an injury last year, Jake Fello got the chance, as a freshman, to navigate the Apollo-Ridge offense

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A-K Valley high school notebook: New football coaches set to kick off 1st day of camp
The start of the fall sports season is at hand. Monday represents the first official day of football training camp with padded, contact practices, along

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Westmoreland high school notebook: Latrobe’s Holler revises plan
August 11, 2018
Trent Holler is walking back his original top-three list. The standout lineman from Latrobe said he needs more time to evaluate his recruiting situation and

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Rudzinski ready to lead Franklin Regional
When Franklin Regional opens football camp Monday, a veteran presence will behind center. Senior Adam Rudzinski returns at quarterback to lead the Panthers. He completed

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Westmoreland County quarterbacks take reins as training camp begins
When Rich Bowen left Serra Catholic as a Parade All-American quarterback in the early 1980's, there was chatter that he could possibly be the successor

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QV’s Hudson shines at premier lacrosse combine
August 10, 2018
Scarlett Hudson of Edgeworth elevated her game at a lacrosse showcase event recently in Maryland. Hudson, who will be a junior at Quaker Valley, was

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Quaker Valley’s Landon Grant to play soccer in England
Quaker Valley graduate Landon Grant is crossing the Atlantic to continue his soccer career. Grant, who will be a freshman, will attend the Richmond International

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