Westmoreland high school notebook: Znavor takes over Yough girls basketball team
Sunday, September 17, 2023 | 6:31 PM
Brian Znavor is the new girls basketball coach at Yough.
He coached the Cougars’ all-time scoring leader, Ben McCauley, who went on to play at N.C. State and is still playing professionally overseas.
Znavor later coached the Elizabeth Forward boys.
Znavor also coached Norwin’s ninth grade and junior varsity boys basketball teams.
Record for Spartans
Hempfield’s senior golfers will have something to remember from their final prep season.
The Spartans broke the team scoring record when they defeated Armstrong, 190-227, last Monday at Greensburg Country Club.
Caleb Prola shot 36, Caden Biondi 37, Jace Vickers 38 and Adam Hess 39 as the team took down the previous mark of 198 set in 2021 against Greensburg Central Catholic.
Hempfield has been playing at Greensburg Country Club for only four years. The 190 is 15-over-par.
“Going low (Monday) was a result of increased focus for the seniors,” Spartans coach Bryan Spang said. “It was their last home match of their high school career, and they all wanted to go leaving an impression.”
The Hempfield girls golf team nearly broke Franklin Regional’s section winning streak, but the Panthers weren’t having it.
After the teams tied at 185 in their section match at Murrysville Golf Club, Franklin Regional (11-0) sent Ali Boyle, Cam Alexander and WCCA champion Gianna Johnson out for a playoff. The girls won on the second playoff hole to extend their section win streak to 40.
“Closest and most exciting match I’ve ever been a part of,” Panthers coach Kane Daignault said.
Four county girls teams made the most recent Western Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association rankings.
Burrell was not ranked the previous week.
Avery Davis, a senior at Greensburg Central Catholic, announced she will play at Division II Wheeling (W.Va.).
The 5-foot-8 shooting guard played a key role in GCC’s run to the WPIAL quarterfinals and PIAA Class 2A semifinals last season.
• Belle Vernon softball standout Ava Zubovic committed to Mercyhurst, a Division II program in the PSAC.
A middle infielder, Zubovic hit .370 with four home runs and 25 RBIs last season for the WPIAL Class 4A champion.
• Norwin senior basketball player Ava Kobus will continue her playing career at Division III Allegheny.
Bill Beckner Jr. is a Tribune-Review Staff Writer. You can contact Bill by email at email@example.com or via Twitter .
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