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Hempfield teen qualifies for figure skating regionals

By Karen Kadilak
Emily Petrella of Hempfield will take the first step toward her ultimate goal of reaching the U.S. Figure Skating Championships at the South Atlantic Regional championships in Aston, Delaware County, in October. Petrella, 16, will compete at the intermediate level after ...

Children can get free passes to see Vasquez fight

By Jeff Oliver
One thing about Sammy Vasquez Jr. that is certain — outside of his ring talent — is he takes his standing as a solid role ...

Former WPIAL singles champ Chen to compete at Dickinson

By Karen Kadilak
Shady Side Academy graduate Derek Chen is practicing without knowing what this season will hold for him as a freshman on the Dickinson College men’s ...

South Side Beaver grad set to begin college running career

By Karen Kadilak
Training harder than ever, former South Side Beaver High School cross country standout Colten Trimble looks forward to his first meet as a freshman on ...

North Allegheny grad Lammers new head coach of junior hockey team

By Karen Kadilak
In his new job as head coach and general manager of the Dubuque Fighting Saints hockey team in Iowa, North Allegheny Senior High School graduate ...

Plum tourney celebrates youth soccer

By Michael Love
Sunny skies and warm temperatures greeted almost 200 boys and girls youth soccer teams for the annual Plum Area Youth Soccer Kickoff Classic this past ...

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 ...

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 ...