Tag: Derry Area

Westmoreland County frontcourt players making impact away from the post
February 14, 2019
Marrek Paola doesn't try to buck trends. Sometimes, it just happens. The 6-foot-8 senior basketball player from Ligonier Valley likes to be stylish but can't always find clothes to fit. Skinny jeans Forget about it. andquot;It can be tough,andquot; Paola said. andquot;T-shirts aren't too bad, but pants can be a

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Gaul, Ward look to become four-time section champions
February 13, 2019
While some wrestling coaches in Class AA would like to see the section tournaments eliminated, there are just as many who think the section tournaments are important to the athletes. The WPIAL wrestling committee agrees, and because the PIAA southwest regional at IUP's Kovalchik Center can be contested only Feb.

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Wrestling notebook: Twist added to WPIAL Class AA individual tournament
February 5, 2019
The WPIAL Class AA individual wrestling tournament gets underway Feb. 15 at Canon-McMillan, and there will be a different twist to this year's tournament. In previous years, the section tournament was held the first day and the WPIAL tournament the next day. This year, the section tournament will begin at

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Trib HSSN WPIAL team wrestling rankings for week of Feb. 4, 2019
Trib HSSN wrestling rankings Class AAA Team, record, previous 1. Kiski Area, 15-0, 1 2. Seneca Valley, 13-3, 2 3. Canon-McMillan, 10-3, 4 4. Waynesburg, 15-3, 6 5. Hempfield, 13-3, 3 6. Thomas Jefferson, 16-2, 5 7. Norwin, 15-4, 7 8. Connellsville, 11-5, NR 9. Mt. Lebanon, 10-4, 8 10.

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Westmoreland notebook: Latrobe adds football opponent
February 2, 2019
Penn-Trafford football dropped a bombshell recently when it announced it will play national power Washington High in Massillon, Ohio, to fill a void on its schedule. Struggling Albert Gallatin withdrew from the WPIAL in football, leaving teams in the Class 5A Big East Conference with an open week to fill.

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Five things to watch at Saturday’s WPIAL wrestling semifinals, finals
February 1, 2019
The WPIAL Class AAA and AA wrestling championships will be held Saturday. Kiski Area (Class AAA) and Burrell (AA) are the returning champions, and both are seeded No. 1 in each classification. Here are some interesting facts about the team tournament. Can Burrell do it again Burrell has reached the

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Westmoreland basketball notebook: FR’s Kobus among many thriving 1st-year coaches
January 31, 2019
Anthony Kobus thought a player was joking during a Franklin Regional girls basketball practice when she mentioned the team had not won a section title since 1979. andquot;I laughed at first,andquot; Kobus said. andquot;Then I noticed she was right. It's up there on the banner (beside the scoreboard in the

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Beth-Center takes down Derry in WPIAL Class AA quarterfinals
January 30, 2019
A vocal crowd at Beth-Center High School erupted in jubilation Wednesday night as their hometown Bulldogs engineered a 42-30 victory over Derry in the WPIAL Class AA team wrestling quarterfinals. Beth-Center's Trevor Pettit and Todd Fisher posted back-to-back pins to clinch the match, ending Derry's run of three consecutive trips

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All-American Wresting Club has rich history of training young wrestlers
January 29, 2019
Rob Waller's All-American Wrestling Club couldn't have asked for a better endorsement. Penn State senior Jason Nolf, a Kittanning graduate, credited Waller and his club's training after he won his second NCAA Division I title last March. Nolf sustained a serious knee injury late in the regular season, which forced

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WPIAL team wrestling rankings for week of Jan. 28, 2019
WPIAL wrestling rankings Class AAA Team, record, previous 1. Kiski Area, 11-0, 1 2. Seneca Valley, 10-2, 3 3. Hempfield, 12-2, 2 4. Canon-McMillan, 7-2, 5 5. Thomas Jefferson, 15-0, 6 6. Waynesburg, 13-1, 4 7. Norwin, 14-3, 7 8. Mt. Lebanon, 10-3, 8 9. North Allegheny, 10-3, NR 10.

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