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Short-handed PSNK volleyball team stays upbeat

By William Whalen
What the Penn State New Kensington women’s volleyball team lacks in size and numbers, it makes up for in passion for the game. “We talk about taking it one day at a time this year, and I think that will be ...

Plum native Fratangelo draws Berdych in U.S. Open

By Staff Report
Plum native Bjorn Fratangelo will make his Grand Slam debut against world No. 6 Tomas Berdych in the first round of the U.S. Open, which begins Monday in Flushing Meadows, N.Y. Fratangelo, 22, qualified for the tournament after winning the United ...

Sewickley’s Semple Thompson grabs extra-hole win in state amateur event’s senior division

By Matt Grubba
It’s hard to believe there was a women’s amateur golf event that Carol Semple Thompson had yet to win, but Friday at Sewickley Heights Golf ...

Baseball teams can train, raise money at Elizabeth hit-a-thon event

By Brian Knavish
Mark Rice had an idea. The Brentwood native and Jefferson Hills resident is the owner of In Motion Performance, a South Hills-based baseball training organization. After watching many community and scholastic sports teams see their funding get trimmed amid the ...

Modernette Baton Corps of Library add more titles to collection

By Karen Kadilak
Taking first place in every event it entered, the Modernette Baton Corps of Library dominated at the America’s Youth on Parade USA and World Twirling ...

Pine-Richland grad Giordano earns bronze at diving nationals

By Karen Kadilak
Practice makes perfect, but Pitt incoming junior Dominic Giordano proved that saying wrong with an impressive showing at the USA Diving National Championships earlier this ...

Plum seminar talks sports concussions

By Michael Love
Area youth athletes are transitioning into fall sports seasons, both with school teams and with club programs, while others continue to work out in advance of winter and spring seasons. With that in mind, East Suburban Sports Medicine Center, in conjunction ...

Sewickley youth competes at Junior Olympics

By Karen Kadilak
Ten-year-old Gavin Eshenbaugh of Sewickley is off to a fine start as a member of the Stallions Track Club in Moon. With little experience, Eshenbaugh took ...

Miller, Thompson win titles at Pa. Women’s Amateur Golf Championship

By Matt Grubba
The last time Katie Miller played in the final of the Pennsylvania Women’s Amateur Golf Championship, she knocked off a World Golf Hall of Famer, ...

Shortstop Aul leads Daily News League All-Stars with his sixth selection

By Dave Mackall
Clancy’s Pub shortstop Joe Aul has been named to the Daily News League all-star team for a record sixth time, all in succession. Not bad for a guy who rarely played for his high school team. “Six times in a row? I ...

Monessen boxer Vasquez excited about ‘coming home’

By Jeff Oliver
Sammy Vasquez Jr. is always excited to step into the ring. The thrill of competition and the thirst for success drives the former U.S. Army sergeant ...

Skurcenski, colorful scorekeeper in high school sports scene, dies at age 73

By Kevin Gorman
The Western Pennsylvania high school sports scene lost a colorful, quirky character when scorekeeper and statistician Lawrence “Deuce” Skurcenski died Tuesday from complications of a ...

Cramer family coaching tradition has roots in the 1960s

By Brian Knavish
They’re truly one of those South Hills “sports families.” When football season rolls around, Mike Cramer will be on the field, coaching youngsters. So will his ...

Cranberry’s Dohanics sisters making name on tennis court

By Karen Kadilak
Former junior tennis standout Isabelle Dohanics of Cranberry headed west to compete for the first time since last year. Dohanics, 18, reached the singles quarterfinals of ...

Mike Bright draws Patriot League honors

By Jeff Oliver
There is a local flavor to the Patriot League’s 25th anniversary team for men’s basketball. Monessen graduate Mike Bright was among 25 players named to the ...

Ambridge grad Vrooman claims swimming gold at international, national events

By Karen Kadilak
Former Ambridge High School swimming standout Lindsay Vrooman is on a tear to make the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team. Vrooman, 23, took first place in the ...