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Cranberry swimmer brings home medals

By Karen Kadilak
Janet McDonough of Cranberry had mixed feelings about her swimming performance at the FINA World Masters Championships this month in Montreal. McDonough, 55, won medals in each of her five events, but was disappointed with her times. Competing for Team …

Hempfield East Junior Legion coach reflects on special season

By Andrew John
For the second year in a row, the Hempfield East Junior Legion baseball team advanced to the Pennsylvania Youth Legion Tournament. But for the second …

Five teens bound for softball showcase with Laurel Highlands squad

By Linda Harkcom
Five local teens are heading to South Carolina this weekend in hopes of catching the eyes of college scouts at a prestigious softball showcase. Kayla …

Fox Chapel players advance to nationals with Beadling

By Staff Report
Fox Chapel juniors Taylor Cohen and Maia Russo played for the U16 Beadling Wolfpack soccer team this summer. The Wolfpack won the US Youth Soccer Association Regional Championship, qualifying to compete against the highest-ranked teams from across the country next …

Penn-Trafford student to compete in Junior Pan American Karate Championships

By Doug Gulasy
Zachary Kelly made the most of his first opportunity to qualify for the Junior Pan American Karate Championships. Kelly, a 12-year-old who lives in the …

Plum youth soccer gets under way with kickoff classic

By Michael Love
Plum Area Youth Soccer launched its fall season in style over the weekend with its annual kickoff classic. More than 170 teams, an increase of …

Pro skateboarder Tony Hawk draws crowd of 1,500 to break in Carnegie Park

By Megan Guza
Sean Robertson’s eyes sparkled in awe as he watched professional skateboarder Tony Hawk pull off an invert — skating up the side of a concrete …

Mikulak completes back-to-back gymnastics championship run

By Karen Price
Since the 2012 Olympics, Sam Mikulak has enjoyed the most success of any of his London teammates. He won the 2013 national title and placed …

U.S. Gymnastics Championships notebook: Biles shows maturity while defending title

By Karen Price and Andrew Erickson
Women’s national team coordinator Martha Karolyi said after Simone Biles’ dominant national title repeat performance Saturday that she’s maturing. The quality of Biles’ gymnastics is better, she said, her legs are more stretched and the lines more refined. It wasn’t …

Biles coasts to 2nd straight national gymnastics title

By Karen Price
The only way Simone Biles was going to walk out of Consol Energy Center with anything but gold around her neck and a second consecutive …

Gold medal gymnast Retton says sport in good hands

By Andrew Erickson
Mary Lou Retton needed a perfect 10 in the vault to surpass Ecaterina Szabo of Romania and win the Los Angeles 1984 Olympic all-around, and …

Olympian Orozco leading in men’s all-around at P&G Gymnastics Nationals

By Karen Price
Olympian John Orozco turned in the top all-around performance of Day 1 of the senior men’s competition at the P&G Gymnastics Nationals at Consol Energy …

Gymnastics Championships notebook: Olympian Douglas talks future, medals

By Karen Price and Andrew Erickson
Reigning Olympic all-around champion Gabby Douglas looks as if she could jump into Saturday’s competition and give current leader Simone Biles a run for her money. In fact, there was a time not too long ago when Douglas had every …

Peters native Todd shoots 2-under, in 2nd at Barclays

By The Associated Press
PARAMUS, N.J. — Brendon Todd is keeping his name on the leaderboard at The Barclays and in the conversation as a Ryder Cup pick. The Peters native, who won his first PGA Tour event earlier this year at the Byron …

Oliver: Cedarbrook owner died doing what he loved

By Jeff Oliver
A lot of people outside of Ted Stawovy’s wide circle of family and friends will think of him as the owner of a golf course. Over the past 30 years, I came to know Stawovy as a farmer whose passion …

Kittanning’s Durkac reaches destination

By Matt Grubba
When he was younger, Bo Durkac set a goal of becoming a Division I head coach by age 40. He missed his goal by one year. Durkac, a 1991 Armstrong Central graduate, was named the coach of the Illinois State …