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Westmoreland County athletes follow in older siblings’ footsteps with Division I commitments
November 14, 2018
Nick Coy wanted to be a wrestler because he saw his older brother, Cam, become proficient in the sport. Twisting opponents into precarious positions and holding them down on the mat appealed to the impressionable younger sibling, two years Cam's junior. andquot;I thought, 'I'll give it a try,' andquot; said

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Gateway leads Big East all-conference honors with 8 first-team players
November 12, 2018
Undefeated conference champion Gateway saw eight players receive first-team all-Big East honors Monday and the Gators' Don Holl earned coach of the year. Bryce Washington, Amir Wahid, Tui Faumuina-Brown, Courtney Jackson, Brendan Majocha, Derrick Davis, Kelvon Nelson and Jeremiah Josephs were all named to the first team. Penn-Trafford had seven

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High school notebook: Derry’s DeLuca picks up another Division I offer
November 3, 2018
Dom DeLuca knows the farther he can help guide Derry into the WPIAL football playoffs, the better his chances are to get college exposure. Of course, that is not something DeLuca would admit being the team-first senior leader he is for the Trojans. He wants to see Derry win its

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No. 2 Penn Hills jumps on Latrobe in first-round rout
November 2, 2018
Through the air, on the ground, on defense and on special teams, Penn Hills dominated in every phase against visiting Latrobe on Friday night. Add in a few nasty stiff arms from Indians standout senior running back Tank Smith, and the 15th-seeded Wildcats had no chance as No. 2 seed

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WPIAL singles, doubles champions advance in PIAA tournament
It was a good day to be a WPIAL champion Friday at the PIAA singles and doubles tournaments at Hershey Racquet Club. Both district singles champions and the two doubles teams that claimed WPIAL gold were victorious in the first round and quarterfinals. North Allegheny's Ashley Huang earned two straight-set

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Westmoreland high school football notebook: Area teams enjoy turnaround seasons
November 1, 2018
The football playoffs will have the local regulars. Jeannette, Franklin Regional, Penn-Trafford and Belle Vernon occupy spots on the WPIAL brackets. Derry and Monessen are back to being contenders and Ligonier Valley has become a juggernaut in the District 6 Heritage Conference. But the return of a pair of local

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Westmoreland soccer notebook: Boys teams take center stage this fall
October 31, 2018
Girls soccer teams from Westmoreland County had turned the WPIAL finals into an annual pilgrimage to Highmark Stadium. The boys, not so much. But times are changing, at least for this season. While no local girls teams made it to the championship games for the first time since 2009, three

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Westmoreland County football players to watch for opening round of playoffs
Anthony Bertram Belle Vernon, Sr., WR/OLB The Leopards senior has six catches for 66 yards and three touchdowns and rushed four times for 17 yards. He had 39 tackles and 11 tackles for losses from his linebacker spot. Josh Cheplick Penn-Trafford, Jr., LT/NT The Warriors junior is an outstanding blocker

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The Birdie makes a muddy mess before this week’s Westmoreland County games
Last week: 12-1 (92.3%) Season: 107-24 (81.7%) Dripping wet and covered in slop, the Birdie returned home from a recent game but neglected to take his dad sneakers off when he entered his front door. Mrs. Birdie blew the whistle before he took a second step. andquot;She had a bonafide

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Freeport volleyball earns WPIAL quarterfinal victory
October 30, 2018
Freeport still is searching for its best performance, but the Yellowjackets have a chance to find it in the WPIAL semifinals. Ally DeJidas tallied a team-high 12 kills and Lauren Lampus added 11 to lead Class AA No. 1 Freeport to a 3-0 sweep of No. 8 Seton LaSalle in

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