Tag: Ligonier Valley

Westmoreland high school notebook: Hempfield punter makes all-star roster
February 25, 2024
Players from Westmoreland County have been selected to the East-West football all-star games before. Quarterbacks, running backs and linebackers are not uncommon picks.

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Coach Dom Pecora talks with his East Allegheny team next to Justin Snyder during a preseason practice last year.
Westmoreland County high school notebook: Former East Allegheny football coach joins Penn-Trafford staff
February 10, 2024
Dom Pecora, who served as the head football coach at East Allegheny for the past 11 seasons, is joining Penn-Trafford’s staff as a volunteer assistant.

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Mt. Pleasant boys basketball coach Annie Malkowiak and her players take the court for photo day.
Westmoreland County boys basketball notebook: Teams plan fundraiser for late referee’s family
February 8, 2024
Yough and Mt. Pleasant are doing their best to remember late basketball referee Michael Roebuck.

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Star tight end among Class of ’24 in Ligonier Valley Athletics Hall of Fame
February 2, 2024
Former Connecticut tight end Alec Bloom, who went to training camp with the Arizona Cardinals in 2018, is among eight individuals and a team highlighting the 2024 Ligonier Valley Athletics Hall of Fame class.

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Greensburg Central Catholic’s Tyree Turner is guarded by Clairton’s Bryant Blair on Jan. 12.
Westmoreland County boys basketball notebook: Greensburg Central Catholic savors signature win
February 1, 2024
Greensburg Central Catholic made a splash at the Shootout at Seton Hill last weekend, posting one of the most impressive regular-season wins in coach Christian Hyland’s five-year tenure.

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Deer Lakes’ Billy Schaeffer smiles after scoring against Penn Cambria during the PIAA semifinals last season.
Deer Lakes boys steamroll Ligonier Valley
January 20, 2024
After a few wrong turns, top-ranked Deer Lakes managed to make it up the mountain in time to face Ligonier Valley on Saturday afternoon in a rescheduled boys basketball game that had been postponed a day earlier by the elements.

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Deer Lakes’ Billy Schaeffer smiles after scoring against Penn Cambria during the PIAA semifinal last season.
Deer Lakes boys steamroll Ligonier Valley
After a few wrong turns, top-ranked Deer Lakes managed to make it up the mountain in time to face Ligonier Valley on Saturday afternoon in a rescheduled boys basketball game that had been postponed a day earlier by the elements.

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Ligonier Valley’s Haden Sierocky is transferring to Washington & Jefferson.
Westmoreland HS notebook: Ligonier Valley graduate Haden Sierocky returning to gridiron with Washington & Jefferson
January 14, 2024
The itch to return to the gridiron was too strong for one of the better two-sport athletes to come out of Ligonier Valley in recent years.

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Franklin Regional coach Jesse Reed directs his team duing a game against Hempfield on Dec. 12.
Westmoreland County high school notebook: Franklin Regional honors teammate with leukemia
January 13, 2024
During a brief pregame observance, senior players Cam Rowell and Cooper Rankin held a corner of the No. 44 Franklin Regional basketball jersey Tuesday night at midcourt as public address announcer Dean Berardinelli briefed fans about Caden Brush.

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Penn-Trafford head coach Doug Kelly leads his team in a time-out strategy talk against Greensburg Central Catholic on Friday, Dec. 1, 2023, at Hempfield High School.
Westmoreland County boys basketball notebook: Penn-Trafford plays at coach’s alma mater
January 4, 2024
Doug Kelly was feeling nostalgic and sentimental as he was time-warped back to his high school days at Elkins (W.Va.) during a recent visit to his old stomping grounds.

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