Tag: Belle Vernon

Belle Vernon’s Rachel Wobrak drives past Keystone Oaks’ Erin Feeney (left) and Isabela Bogdan during a WPIAL playoff game last season.
Belle Vernon girls have skill, drive to compete for section title
November 18, 2019
Coach Ronnie Drennan learned a lot in his first season at the helm of the Belle Vernon girls basketball team.

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Belle Vernon’s Thomas Hepple leaps for a shot during a five-on-five practice game at the boys’ varsity basketball practice on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019 at Belle Vernon Area High School.
Belle Vernon boys looking for momentum to carry over
The beginning of Joe Salvino’s tenure as the Belle Vernon boys basketball coach was not ideal.

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Thomas Jefferson head coach Bill Cherpak gets doused with the water cooler after defeating Belle Vernon in the WPIAL Class 4A championship game Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, at Heinz Field.
WPIAL Class 4A final notebook: Thomas Jefferson coach Bill Cherpak ties WPIAL title record
November 16, 2019
Thomas Jefferson coach Bill Cherpak continued to add to his incredible legacy Saturday.

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Thomas Jefferson quarterback Shane Stump dives over the pylon to score as time expires in the first half of the WPIAL Class 4A championship game against Belle Vernon Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, at Heinz Field.
Thomas Jefferson routs Belle Vernon for 9th WPIAL football championship
Experience matters in the WPIAL football finals.

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Franklin Regional’s Anthony DiFalco works between Lower Dauphin’s Josh Koteles (9) and Vaughn Sarago during their PIAA Class 3A semifinal Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, at Mansion Park in Altoona.
Westmoreland H.S. notebook: Honors roll in for Franklin Regional boys soccer
Franklin Regional was lauded for its unbeaten regular season and its second straight WPIAL boys soccer championship.

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Belle Vernon’s Nolan Labuda runs against Thomas Jefferson on Sept. 6, 2019, at Thomas Jefferson.
Belle Vernon ‘a different team’ since lopsided loss to Thomas Jefferson in September
November 15, 2019
For Belle Vernon’s football team, it doesn’t matter what you call them heading into Saturday’s WPIAL Class 4A championship game against conference rival Thomas Jefferson.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Nate Werderber celebrates a sack against Blackhawk in a WPIAL Class 4A semifinal Friday, Nov. 8, 2019.
WPIAL Class 4A football finals primer: Thomas Jefferson vs. Belle Vernon
WPIAL Class 4A championship

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Ligonier Valley lineman Christian Jablonski was a starting center fielder in youth baseball who “always had a green light to steal.”
Westmoreland football notebook: Ligonier Valley linemen grew into dominant force
November 14, 2019
Ligonier Valley has some of the better offensive and defensive lines the program has seen, but the hulking blockers are not just successful because of their size.

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Central Catholic’s Edward Tillman breaks the tackle of Mt. Lebanon’s Sam LaSota during the WPIAL Class 6A semifinals Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, at Fox Chapel High School.
WPIAL championship Saturday football facts and figures
The only numbers that count on championship Saturday are the final digits posted on the giant scoreboard at Heinz Field.

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Chick’s Picks recalibrates for WPIAL finals, semifinals
Welcome to Week 12 of the high school football season.

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