Tag: Mt. Pleasant

Derry girls coach Gene Brisbane remembers when the WPIAL allowed every team into the 1984 playoffs, as it will this season.
WPIAL coaches have mixed feelings about open basketball playoffs
January 16, 2021
Yes, we’re open.

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Franklin Regional’s Kadyn Hannah (left) is among several players on the roster who stand at least 6-foot-4.
Westmoreland boys basketball notebook: Franklin Regional adds size to its lineup
January 14, 2021
Franklin Regional has been known to produce good guards under alum and former standout Steve Scorpion. Commanding guards with a handle on the offense who can score and defend.

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Westmoreland girls basketball notebook: Mt. Pleasant off to unbeaten start
January 13, 2021
Mt. Pleasant coach Scott Giacobbi is not quite ready to schedule a parade up and down Route 31, but he has enjoyed his team’s quick start.

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Belle Vernon’s Devin Whitlock plays against Clearfield in the PIAA Class 4A first round Friday, March 6, 2020.
Starting 5: A guide to the 2020-21 Westmoreland County high school basketball season
January 7, 2021
WPIAL basketball season resumes Friday following a three-week pause initiated by Gov. Tom Wolf. Here is a look at the top storylines, teams and players to watch around Westmoreland County.

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Penn-Trafford’s Mason Frye (6) rushes the ball pursued by Franklin Regional’s Caden Smith (26) and Patrick McMillen (42) on Oct. 23.
Westmoreland County high school notebook: Football standouts still mulling college offers
December 18, 2020
While Ethan Carr of Penn-Trafford, James Sanders of Jeannette and Jack Dilts of Kiski Area were the only Division I football signees from Westmoreland County on Wednesday, a number of others from the area could sign in February when the NCAA regular signing period begins. It runs from Feb. 3 to April 1 for Division I recruits and Feb. 3 to Aug. 1 for Division II players.

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Franklin Regional’s Anthony DiFalco celebrates his goal with Isaac Gamwo during the WPIAL Class AAA championship.
Westmoreland high school notebook: FR’s DiFalco awarded again
December 13, 2020
The honors continued to roll in for Franklin Regional junior soccer star Anthony DiFalco, who garnered United Soccer Coaches Region II All-America and USC All-Region East team honors for the second year in a row.

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Franklin Regional’s Anthony DiFalco works past Mars’ Mason Meyer to score during the first half of the WPIAL Class AAA championship game on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, at North Allegheny.
WPIAL standouts named to all-state soccer teams
December 9, 2020
A number of the WPIAL’s brightest stars were recognized Wednesday morning with the unveiling of the Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches Association All-State teams.

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Burrell’s Ian Oswalt is a returning state runner-up.
Teams to watch in WPIAL Class AA wrestling this season
December 8, 2020
Preseason top 10 WPIAL Class AA wrestling teams:

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Mt. Pleasant’s Lexi Stanek is one of the returning starters for the 2020 Vikings.
Mt. Pleasant girls hope to benefit from experience this season
December 3, 2020
At the high school level it’s a rarity for a team to have its entire roster back from the previous season, but it’s a welcomed reality for longtime Mt. Pleasant girls basketball coach Scott Giacobbi.

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Mt. Pleasant’s Lucas Toohey (4) competes against New Castle during a 4A WPIAL first round game Feb. 19, 2020 at North Allegheny High.
Mt. Pleasant boys basketball enters season under new leadership
T.J. Kravits had just finished his season coaching at Marion Center. Being a basketball fan, he looked at the schedule and decided to take a trip to Mt. Pleasant to see a game against Geibel.

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