Tag: Derry Area

Belle Vernon’s Quinton Martin returns a kick against Thomas Jefferson on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021.
Westmoreland high school football notebook: Norwin, Derry on opposite sides of forfeit/no-contest rule
September 25, 2021
Call it a WPIAL dichotomy, the concept of forfeits and no-contests in covid-19 times.

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Monessen’s Lorenzo Gardner looks to throw against Charleroi on Sept. 10.
Westmoreland County football notebook: Monessen making major strides
September 23, 2021
There were people who didn’t think Monessen, with its small roster and overall lack of experience, would score 50 points all season, let alone in one game.

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Norwin’s Aaron Schmook comes down in the end zone for a touchdown against Latrobe on Sept. 3.
The Birdie is running wild while making Week 4 Westmoreland County picks
September 22, 2021
Last week: 9-5 (64.3 %)

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Springdale’s John Utiss attempts to catch a pass as Bishop Canevin’s Azjaun Marshall defends in the first half last Friday.
The Birdie might not be a spring chicken, but he still picks A-K Valley football winners
Last week: 8-3 (72.7%)

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Covid protocols force Derry, Norwin, Woodland Hills to cancel Week 4 football games
September 21, 2021
A pair of Westmoreland County high school football teams had to cancel their Week 4 games Tuesday.

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Derry girls volleyball aims to continue long run of postseason berths
Call Derry girls volleyball coach Brock Smith a perfectionist of sorts, though it’s far from a flawless setting.

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Westmoreland H.S. notebook: Norwin girls tennis living up to expectations
September 19, 2021
With the largest and most experienced team she has had since taking over at Norwin in 2018, girls tennis coach Diane Pesarsick has even larger expectations for the Knights this fall.

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With Derry Area High School in the background, Derry and Deer Lakes get set to play on Sept. 17, 2021, at Derry.
Deer Lakes dominates Derry to end 15-game losing skid
September 17, 2021
Deer Lakes’ long losing streak in football is over.

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Freeport’s Andrew Sullivan gets a drink during the first game of the 2021 season. “Yellowjackets” is a fine nickname, according to The Birdie.
The Birdie plays the name game, makes Week 3 A-K Valley football picks
September 15, 2021
Last week: 7-3 (70%)

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Penn-Trafford’s Carter Green carries the ball against Belle Vernon on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021.
Before watching Westmoreland County football, The Birdie watches what he eats
Last week: 7-4 (63.6 %)

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