Tag: Southmoreland

WPIAL top 10: Longest playoff droughts
November 14, 2018
Pining for the playoffs With Mohawk, Canon-McMillan and West Greene recently ending WPIAL playoff droughts, here are the schools that haven't been to the postseason lately: School, Last appearance 1. Southmoreland, 1979 2. Leechburg, 1988 3. Brownsville, 2000 4. Carlynton, 2001 5. Albert Gallatin, 2005 6. Uniontown, 2009 7. Ellwood

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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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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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Greensburg Central Catholic girls volleyball advances to semifinals
October 29, 2018
No. 3 Greensburg Central Catholic withstood two persistent sets by No. 6 Brentwood, but prevailed for a 3-0 victory in the WPIAL Class A quarterfinals Friday night at Oakland Catholic. Despite no one recording more than two kills, the Centurions were able to use strong serves to throw Brentwood off

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Westmoreland football notebook: Greensburg Salem hopes to complete turnaround
October 25, 2018
Win and you're in. There aren't many motivating factors better than that one in the final week of a regular season. Greensburg Salem could be like Latrobe and become another local turnaround story if the Golden Lions can win Friday night at Indiana. They have not been to the WPIAL

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Westmoreland County don’t-miss matchups for Week 9
October 24, 2018
Class 6A Seneca Valley (6-3, 4-3) at Norwin (3-5, 2-5) 7 p.m. Friday at Norwin Knights Stadium, North Huntingdon Last week: Pine-Richland 21, Seneca Valley 7; Mt. Lebanon 34, Norwin 28 Coaches: Ron Butschle, Seneca Valley; Dave Broseski, Norwin Top players: Gabe Lawson, Seneca Valley (Jr., 6-2, 190, QB); Jayvon

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The Birdie delves into tiebreakers before picking Westmoreland County games
Last week: 14-1 (.933) Season: 95-23 (.805) On the morning of a rare day off, the Birdie pushed around his scrambled eggs at breakfast, scraping his fork against Mrs. Birdie's fancy plate, causing her to cringe. He then used the fork to flip his pumpkin spiced pancakes and sent them

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Greensburg Central Catholic girls volleyball using last season’s early exit as motivation for playoffs
October 22, 2018
To say the members of the Greensburg Central Catholic girls volleyball team remember last season's first-round loss would be a drastic understatement. Apparently, it was, and is, motivation for success. andquot;They talked about it so much, and how they wanted to win the section again,andquot; GCC coach Courtney Stynchula said.

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Franklin Regional draws No. 1 seed in WPIAL Class 3A boys soccer playoffs
October 17, 2018
Franklin Regional coach Rand Hudson hoped his team would get the No. 1 seed in the WPIAL Class 3A boys soccer playoffs. All right, he just about expected it. How could he not The Panthers put together the most dominating regular season in program history. The Panthers (14-0-1) have allowed

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Southmoreland boys soccer team looking forward to playoffs
October 15, 2018
Playoff soccer is a new experience for a majority of Southmoreland's boys team. The Scotties are looking forward to it, too. They're in the WPIAL Class 2A tournament for the first time since 2016. With a young roster featuring four seniors, Southmoreland hopes to make annual postseason appearances. andquot;I am

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