Tag: Yough

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 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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High school notebook: Derry’s DeLuca picks up another Division I offer
November 3, 2018
Dom DeLuca knows the farther he can help guide Derry into the WPIAL football playoffs, the better his chances are to get college exposure. Of course, that is not something DeLuca would admit being the team-first senior leader he is for the Trojans. He wants to see Derry win its

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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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Benedek shines as Elizabeth Forward shuts out Yough in Big East Conference
October 26, 2018
Elizabeth Forward coach Mike Collodi raved all season about quarterback Zach Benedek's athleticism. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound senior can do it all on the football field and showed off his talents in the regular-season finale Friday night. Benedek returned an interception for a touchdown, ran for a score and threw for

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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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Westmoreland County football players to watch for Week 9
Justin Cramer Jeannette, Jr., T/LB The 6-foot, 299-pound junior leads the Jayhawks with 101 tackles. He and Drake Petrillo have put a lot of heat on opposing quarterbacks. He's also a good blocker on offense. Dillon Ferretti Hempfield, Jr., TE/LB The 5-foot-11, 225-pound junior is having a fantastic season for

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