Tag: Derry Area

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 teams prepare for altered basketball landscape
About the only things guaranteed this season in local high school basketball, the only things that haven't changed, are that the ball is round and the rims are 10 feet high. The rest, well, it's all fair game and probably has been subjected in some way to a mass overhaul

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Frazier’s Lawrence among top wrestlers returning in WPIAL Class AA
December 5, 2018
Returning PIAA Class AA champion Thayne Lawrence, Frazier (30-2 last season) andamp;#8226; The junior is a two-time WPIAL champion and won the 152-pound title. His career record is 67-8. Returning PIAA Class AA placewinners Christian Clutter, McGuffey (47-6) andamp;#8226; The senior has a 119-23 career record, was the WPIAL 170-pound

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WPIAL Class AA preseason wrestling rankings
WPIAL Class AA preseason team rankings Rank, team, last season's record 1. Burrell, 13-7 andamp;#8226; The Bucs return 11 starters and have won 12 consecutive WPIAL titles. They are the team to beat until someone defeats them. 2. Freedom, 11-6 andamp;#8226; The Bulldogs reached the semifinals and finished fourth in

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Derry wrestling has unexpected holes to fill in quest for success in Class AA
If there was one team primed to end the Burrell's 12-year run as WPIAL Class AA champions this season, it was Derry. The Trojans were the WPIAL runners-up in 2018, wrestled in the PIAA team tournament in Hershey and were expected to return 11 starters, including a pair of PIAA

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Esposito returns for second stint with Derry boys basketball
November 20, 2018
Tom Esposito, who coached at Derry for nine seasons before taking a 10-year leave for family matters, returns to the helm this season. Heading into his latest stint with Derry, he built a coaching staff consisting of his former players and former college players. His revamped staff and the unique

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Derry girls basketball ahead of where it was a year ago
The Derry girls basketball team started last season with a lot of unknowns, putting the program at a disadvantage from the tip. Current coach Matt Regula was, at the time, hired as an assistant for then-coach Tyler Johnson just two weeks before the season. The Trojans never were able to

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Derry seniors pass the torch to underclassmen
November 18, 2018
A loss, not even a defeat in the WPIAL Class 3A Championship game to Aliquippa, does not diminish the season for Derry football. Derry's senior class just finished an impressive run, going 31-5, winning three conference titles and reaching the WPIAL playoffs three consecutive seasons. They made the semifinals in

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Aliquippa forces Derry to throw more in WPIAL Class 3A final
November 17, 2018
Aliquippa saw a thin spot in the Derry offense, exploited it, and parlayed it into a WPIAL football championship. The Quips used their athletic, ball-hawking secondary to intercept five Derry passes -- three by Quips standout MJ Devonshire -- in Saturday's 42-19 victory in the Class 3A title game at

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WPIAL Class 3A final notebook: Aliquippa adds to district-best title total
Aliquippa added its WPIAL-leading 17th football title Saturday with a 42-19 victory over Derry. The Quips are now 17-12 all-time in WPIAL championship games. For Derry, it was a long afternoon in its first WPIAL title game appearance. Prior to Saturday, one of its predecessor schools, Derry Township, lost the

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