Tag: Derry Area

Derry’s Matt McDowell participates in the Westmoreland County Coaches Association 7-on-7 tournament on Thursday, July 18, 2019, at Greater Latrobe High School.
WPIAL runner-up Derry turns focus to future after special season
August 18, 2019
Derry coach Tim Sweeney doesn’t like to look back. He’s all about the present.

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Penn-Trafford wide receiver Noah Allen catches a pass against Mt. Pleasant in the the Westmoreland County Coaches Association 7on7 tournament on Thursday July 18, 2019 at Latrobe High School. Norwin defeated Penn Trafford 24-13.
The Birdie predicts records for Westmoreland County football teams
August 17, 2019
Westmoreland County’s high school football expert spent a sizzling summer day at Kennywood Park when the TribLive High School Sports Network recognized its Top 25 preseason team.

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Ligonier Valley’s Michael Petrof (left) and Hempfield’s Fintan Brose, both linemen, pose for a portrait at Hempfield Area High School in Hempfield Township, on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019.
Westmoreland County linemen pass ‘the eye test’ in recruiting process
Ligonier Valley senior Michael Petrof has a photo of himself standing next to Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald.

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Elizabeth Forward’s Nick Hunnell competes during practice on Aug. 7, 2019.
WPIAL Class 3A football breakdown: Aliquippa to be challenged in defense of PIAA title
August 14, 2019
When Mike Warfield took over the storied Aliquippa program last season, the bar was set high for the first-year coach.

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Penn-Trafford head coach John Ruane watches the action at the Westmoreland County Coaches Association 7on7 tournament on Thursday July 18, 2019 at Latrobe High School.
Pace picks up with high school football camps set to open
August 10, 2019
Watch a Penn-Trafford football practice and the first thing you notice is structure. Players know where to be, when to be there and the effort required in each drill.

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Gavin Adams takes part in a blocking drill during practice Aug. 7, 2019, at Derry.
Linemen Malis, Adams ready to lead the way for Derry
August 9, 2019
If the Derry football team wants to challenge for a fourth consecutive WPIAL Class 3A Interstate Conference title, it will be the guys in the trenches who will pave the way.

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Norwin’s Tanner Krevokuch scores on a pass from quarterback Jack Salopek against Penn-Trafford during the WCCA 7-on-7 football tournament championship game on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at Greater Latrobe High School. Norwin beat Penn-Trafford 24-13.
Westmoreland notebook: ‘Heat week’ leads into start of training camp
August 3, 2019
“Heat week” begins Monday around the state as football teams get set to open camps Aug. 12.

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Gene Brisbane coaches the Westmoreland County Community College women’s basketball team against Anne Arundel Community College on Saturday Nov. 12, 2016, in Youngwood.
Derry chooses Brisbane as girls basketball coach
August 1, 2019
Derry athletic director Brett Miller was looking for a difference-maker to coach the girls basketball team.

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Ligonier Valley’s Wylie Spiker sacks Northern Cambria quarterback Mark Marino during their game Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, in Ligonier.
Derry’s Adams, Ligonier Valley’s Spiker pull in offers from St. Francis (Pa.)
July 30, 2019
Like the big boys themselves, Division I college interest in area linemen keeps growing in size.

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Westmoreland high school notebook: Standout linemen abound in area
July 27, 2019
It is no secret: Lineman looks to be the premier position his season in Westmoreland County football. Area teams should be well-protected up front with a number of Division I prospects pushing the pile.

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