Tag: Belle Vernon

Westmoreland notebook: Franklin Regional’s Jackson taking talents to Miami
December 15, 2018
Franklin Regional senior golfer Palmer Jackson had a summer and fall to remember as he qualified for various high-level events at some of the top courses in the country. His All-American tour continues this week in Florida -- with more global flavor -- as he plays in the prestigious South

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Basketball showcases on tap in Saturday’s 3 things to watch in high school sports
December 14, 2018
Tis the season for one-day showcase events. The trend in high school basketball in recent years is for teams to participate in one-day events for various causes held on Saturdays in December and January. One of those events takes place Saturday at Hempfield and will feature seven boys basketball games

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Westmoreland high school notebook: Wickstrom takes over Monessen softball
December 8, 2018
Monessen 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.

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Franklin Regional rides balanced attacked to win over Belle Vernon
December 7, 2018
Franklin Regional was in a giving mood in its season opener Friday night. It might be holiday time, but the boys basketball team's caring-is-sharing approach had a lot more to do with its unselfishness and ability to spread the ball as the Panthers took care of business. They used crisp

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Westmoreland County basketball’s top storylines to follow
December 6, 2018
5 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

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Westmoreland County basketball teams to watch
5 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

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Several wrestlers return after reaching PIAA Class AAA tournament
December 4, 2018
Returning 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

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WPIAL Class 4A boys basketball breakdown
December 3, 2018
Class 4A Preseason Player of the Year Johnny Crise, Highlands 6-7, Jr., forward 12.0 ppg last season Players to watch Danny Conlan, Quaker Valley 6-5, Sr., F, 12.0 ppg Aaron Hilzendeger, Ambridge 6-6, Sr., F, 19.2 ppg Jacob Johnson, Mt. Pleasant 6-2, Jr., G, 15.5 ppg Cam Nusser, Belle Vernon

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Norwin’s Carter Breen named Westmoreland County Boys Soccer Player of the Year
December 1, 2018
Tribune-Review Westmoreland Boys Soccer Player of the Year Carter Breen Sr., F, Norwin A flash down the far sideline, Norwin forward Carter Breen dashes into the final third of the field, uses an advanced move to leave a defender dizzy and canons one into the back of the net. He

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West Allegheny’s Nathan Dragisich named Trib HSSN Boys Soccer Player of the Year
Trib HSSN Boys Soccer Player of the Year Nathan Dragisich West Allegheny, senior, midfielder Playing at a fast, attacking pace, West Allegheny racked up 120 goals, 23 wins and a PIAA championship. Nathan Dragisich was out in front, leading the charge as the Indians went andquot;dragandquot; racing to their most

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