Tag: Penn-Trafford

P-T deals with tough loss
November 16, 2018
Many times, after an emotional situation has occurred, psychologists point to individuals going through stages of grief as a coping mechanism. Penn-Trafford coach John Ruane knows the feeling. Well, maybe it wasn't exactly grief after his team's heartbreaking 38-35 last-second loss to Peters Township in the WPIAL Class 5A quarterfinals,

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Students learn values of sportsmanship at WPIAL’s 10th annual Summit
November 15, 2018
Even on the gloomiest of days, the WPIAL Sportsmanship Summit can provide a glimmer of sunlight. Nearly 600 student-athletes and administrators from about 100 schools were represented Thursday morning at the 10th annual Summit on Sportsmanship at the Sen. John Heinz History Center in the Strip District. A number of

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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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Westmoreland athletes of the week: Franklin Regional’s Jake Sciorilli, Penn-Trafford’s Samantha Doherty
November 13, 2018
Jake Sciorilli School: Franklin Regional Sport: Soccer Class: Sophomore Claim to fame: Sciorilli scored from 12 yards out with 9 minutes, 38 seconds left to lead Franklin Regional (20-0-1) to a 1-0 win over Cathedral Prep in a PIAA Class AAA quarterfinal Saturday at Slippery Rock High School. andquot;I just

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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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Last-second field goal lifts Peters Township past Penn-Trafford in WPIAL quarterfinals
November 9, 2018
Kickoff returns. Trick plays. Big gain after big gain. The WPIAL Class 5A quarterfinal between Penn-Trafford and Peters Township had its share of explosiveness -- mostly in the first 12 minutes -- but the 42-point opening quarter only stood to complement a three-point fourth for Peters Township. Peters Township kicker

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Westmoreland high school football notebook: Franklin Regional seeks better result against Gateway
November 8, 2018
The number 63 haunts Franklin Regional. For a program with a proud playoff tradition, one built on defense, the Panthers admitted to being embarrassed after a 63-3 loss to vaunted Gateway in Week 6. It was their worst loss since 2003. Some Franklin Regional teams of the past didn't give

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Chick’s Picks winning the popular vote with her prognostication prowess
Welcome to Week 11 of the high school football season. Chick's Picks is glad the midterm elections are in the books. Campaigning during the season requires the utmost dedication and organization. Chick's Picks needed to remain focused on her weekly predictions, while ensuring she was a shoe-in for re-election --

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Westmoreland County high school football don’t-miss matchups for Week 11
November 7, 2018
WPIAL Class 5A Quarterfinals No. 6 Penn-Trafford (9-2) vs. No. 3 Peters Township (9-2) 7:30 p.m. Friday, andamp;#0010;Titan Stadium, West Mifflin On the air: TribHSSN.triblive.com Last week: Penn-Trafford 42, North Hills 7; Peters Township 35, Armstrong 7 Winner plays: Winner of No. 1 Penn Hills (11-0)/No. 7 McKeesport (9-2) Coaches:

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PIAA soccer, volleyball, field hockey playoffs set to begin in Tuesday’s 3 things to watch in high school sports
November 5, 2018
Since being shut out of gold in PIAA soccer nine years ago, WPIAL teams have captured 20 of the 52 state championships. Three times district teams have left Hershey with four state soccer crowns, including 2012 and '13 when WPIAL teams won eight of the 12 titles. The other season

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