Tag: Mt. Pleasant

Norwin’s Alex Gabauer (top) and Penn-Trafford’s Bobby Lane are two of the local players trying to stay sharp during the PIAA-mandated shutdown because of the coronavirus outbreak.
Local ballplayers trying to stay sharp during coronavirus’ spring shutdown
March 21, 2020
Max McDowell was set to begin his sixth season in the minor leagues.

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Hempfield’s Christian Zilli during baseball practice at Hempfield Area High School on Monday, March 6, 2020.
WPIAL baseball, softball teams bag southern trips over coronavirus pandemic
March 18, 2020
Knowing the feedback he would get, Aaron Albert could hardly break the news to his players without getting emotional.

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Mt. Pleasant pitcher Mary Smithnosky drives a ball back to home plate on a run during a practice drill with teammates Thursday, March 12, 2020 at softball practice at Mt. Pleasant Area High School.
After losing ace to graduation, Mt. Pleasant softball eager to prove doubters wrong
March 16, 2020
Mt. Pleasant had its 15 minutes of fame last season when it made the MaxPreps national softball rankings.

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Mt. Pleasant’s Nathan Kubasky anticipates a pitch from teammate Hunter Tate while stepping off base to make a run during team practice as head coach Chris Firmstone observes Thursday, March 12, 2020 at baseball practice at Mt. Pleasant Area High School.
Mt. Pleasant baseball hopes to use hard-nosed approach to earn another playoff bid
Like many teams, Mt. Pleasant baseball is not sure when it will play its first game, but at any rate, coach Chris Firmstone likes the makeup of his team.

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Knoch’s Braden Zukowski was set to compete at the PIAA Class AA championships, but the event was postponed.
Class AA swimmers in limbo as coronavirus concerns put state finals on hiatus
March 14, 2020
Braden Zukowski and his Knoch swimming and diving teammates were eating breakfast about 10 minutes away from Bucknell on Thursday when they got the news the PIAA had postponed Friday and Saturday’s Class AA championship for two weeks because of the ongoing safety response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Members of Mt. Pleasant’s 400 free relay who will compete at the PIAA championships are, from left, Heather Gardner, SaraJo Gardner, Cally Hixson and Reegan Brown.
Mt. Pleasant’s Gardner, Belle Vernon’s Shahan lead area swimmers into PIAA meet
March 9, 2020
After repeating as WPIAL Class AA champion in two events, Belle Vernon junior swimmer Ian Shahan will be out to defend his PIAA titles this week at Bucknell.

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Belle Vernon’s Ian Shahan is a member of the 2019-20 swim team.
Westmoreland high school athletes of the week: Belle Vernon’s Ian Shahan, Mt. Pleasant’s Heather Gardner
March 3, 2020
Ian Shahan

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Belle Vernon’s Ian Shahan hugs Indiana’s Kevin Zheng after Shahan won the boys 100 freestyle during the 2020 AA WPIAL Swimming and Diving Championship at Trees Pool on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020.
Belle Vernon’s Shahan edges 100 freestyle rival to highlight WPIAL Class AA meet
February 28, 2020
Both Belle Vernon’s Ian Shahan and Neshannock’s Conner McBeth surpassed Shahan’s 100-yard freestyle WPIAL record from last year when the rivals swam neck-and-neck through Friday’s race at the WPIAL Class AA swimming championships at Pitt’s Trees Pool.

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Mt. Pleasant’s Heather Gardner competes in the girls 100 breaststroke during the 2020 AA WPIAL Swimming and Diving Championship at Trees Pool on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020.
Mt. Pleasant’s Gardner ‘phenomenal’ at WPIAL swim meet, winning 6th gold
Heather Gardner’s closest competitor called her “phenomenal.”

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Quaker Valley’s Isabel Huang competes in the girls 200 individual medley during the 2020 AA WPIAL Swimming and Diving Championship at Trees Pool on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020.
Indiana swimmers make impact at WPIAL Class AA meet
February 27, 2020
It may take over an hour to travel from Indiana Area High School to Pitt’s Trees Pool, but the defending boys champions and girls runners-up in WPIAL Class AA each got their miles’ worth.

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