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Baldwin teacher races toward her 2016 Olympic goal

By Jennifer Goga
Katie Jarocki admits she was just an average high school runner at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart in Coraopolis. But now Jarocki is running faster than she ever has, and is setting her sights on qualifying for the women’s …

Charity alumni basketball event returns to Baldwin

By Ray Fisher
The Western Pennsylvania Charity Alumni Basketball Tournament is back. In an expanded version. The inaugural 2014 tournament was deemed a success, as close to $5,000 …

Plum athletic greats to be enshrined at Nov. 13 event

By Michael Love
The Plum High School Sports Hall of Fame celebrates its 10th induction class this year, and the Class of 2014 will be enshrined Nov. 13 at Edgewood Country Club. Joining Mustangs athletic greats from the previous nine classes are Dave …

Guyasuta Braves capture Greater 28 Youth Football League title

By Marty Stewart
The Guyasuta Braves football team capped an undefeated regular season by winning the 115-pound, 8-9-year-old championship last week in the Greater 28 Youth Football League title game. They scored a second-half touchdown to edge Woodland Hills, 7-6. It was the …

Murrysville girl competes at racquetball world championships

By Michael Love
Julia Stein likes racquetball competition, whether it’s in and around her hometown of Murrysville, at a national-level tournament or at an international event. Last week, …

Franklin Regional graduate completes marathon feat

By Dave Schrecengost
Molly Zalewski’s love affair with running began when she joined the track team as a freshman at Franklin Regional High School. “I did it to …

Franklin midget football team advances to title game

By Michael Love
The Franklin Area Panthers (ages 11 and 12) Midget football team remained undefeated and punched its ticket to the championship game in the Big East Youth Football League with a 33-14 victory over Kiski Area. The Panthers jumped out to …

Jeannette middle school football team wraps inaugural year

By Dave Moio
Jeannette’s long and storied football history is equal parts effort by the highly skilled athletes that have competed at Jeannette and the dedication and instruction of the excellent coaches that have developed the former and current Jayhawks. This year, for …

Jeannette U-10 travel soccer team celebrates undefeated season

By Dave Moio
If present success is an indicator of future outcomes, Jeannette soccer has a bright future. Jeannette Soccer Club’s under-10 boys travel team finished its 2014 …

Franklin Regional grad, a Syracuse lineman, fares well in marquee matchup

By Michael Love
Sean Hickey, an anchor of the Syracuse offensive line at left tackle, briefly left Saturday night’s game at Clemson with an ankle injury. The Franklin Regional graduate went out in the second quarter, but he returned to the lineup less …

Westmoreland Wiffle Ball looking for teams

By Karen Kadilak
The Westmoreland Wiffle Ball organization is seeking teams for a tournament next month and a spring league. So far, 12 teams have signed up for …

Keystone State wrestlers do it all for the ‘Krazies’

By Guy Wathen
Hard-core music blares from speakers. The crowd turns to see a menacing, 6-foot-5, 293-pound figure wearing black face paint and carrying a red skull. He …

Allegheny Valley beats Freeport in OT to win youth league Super Bowl

By William Whalen
A parade of champions rolled through downtown Springdale on Saturday to celebrate the Allegheny Valley Panthers’ 12-6 overtime win over the Freeport Stingers in the …

Butler County grade school friends win championships

By Jerry Clark
While the current stars of the WPIAL cross country circuit made their mark at Coopers Lake on Thursday in the WPIAL championships, the future stars …

PS New Kensington men’s soccer earns playoff win

By William Whalen
After an October when the Penn State New Kensington men’s soccer team posted four losses and only one win, the team opened the PSUAC soccer …

Ice Miners pick up pace with home-and-home series this weekend

By Jason Black
The Keystone Ice Miners are in the midst of a lull in their schedule, but that’s about to change this weekend. Keystone, playing its inaugural …