Tag: Derry Area

Derry’s Tiana Moracco drives past Freedom defender Jules Mohrbacher in a playoff game last season.
Girls basketball preview: Veteran coach hopes young Derry roster can build on success
November 24, 2020
Things couldn’t have gone much better last season for Derry girls basketball coach Gene Brisbane, who took over a program in flux.

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The Franklin Regional golf team celebrates after Zach Abdallah made his putt on No. 18 during the WPIAL Class AAA boys golf championship Oct. 15, 2020, at Cedarbrook Golf Club.
Westmoreland high school notebook: PIAA playoffs beckon for trio of teams
October 25, 2020
A trio of WPIAL championship teams from Westmoreland County will compete this week for state titles.

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Penn-Trafford’s Mason Frye runs between a pair of Franklin Regional defenders during the Warriors’ victory Friday. Penn-Trafford will be home for the first round of the WPIAL playoffs.
Penn-Trafford, Belle Vernon get home games for WPIAL football playoffs
October 24, 2020
When the WPIAL announced higher-seeded teams will get to play at home through the semifinals of the football playoffs, a number of coaches had reason to smile.

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Hempfield’s Mario Perkins runs the ball against Norwin on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020.
Westmoreland H.S. football notebook: Hempfield copes with sudden end to season
October 17, 2020
Hempfield players had no clue they were playing their final football game of the season two Friday nights ago at Baldwin.

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Derry players take the field before hosting Freeport on Sept. 25.
Derry calls off next week’s football game with Burrell after more positive covid tests
October 16, 2020
Derry postponed next week’s football game at Burrell over growing covid-19 concerns.

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Derry coach Vince Skillings oversees a preseason practice.
Westmoreland County high school football notebook: Covid-19 halts momentum
October 14, 2020
Covid-19 has found its way into Westmoreland County schools, and the virus has caused four local football programs to shut down.

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The sun sets on Russ Grimm Field on Sept. 25 as Southmoreland plays Mt. Pleasant.
Southmoreland calls off football game vs. Brownsville after joining covid-19 shutdown list
Add Southmoreland to the list of Westmoreland County high schools shutting down athletics because of covid-19 cases.

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Jeannette’s Toby Cline carries the ball against Riverview on Sept. 19.
Westmoreland County don’t miss high school football matchups for Week 6
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Franklin Regional’s Chuck Tragesser lines up his putt on No. 12 during the WPIAL Class AAA boys golf championship on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, at South Hills Country Club.
Norwin, Franklin Regional among fresh faces at WPIAL team golf championships
October 13, 2020
Norwin switched home courses for boys golf about five years ago.

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A masked official works the Hempfield-Norwin game Sept. 11.
Hempfield, Derry football games called off after positive covid tests
October 12, 2020
Three more WPIAL football games were canceled because of covid-19 cases.

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