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Wild Things rebound; 2 named to postseason all-star team

By Bruce Wald
The Washington Wild Things found the 13th season to be a lucky and successful one. For the first time since stringing six consecutive postseason appearances from 2002-07, the Wild Things returned to the Frontier League playoffs in 2014. After compiling a 57-39 overall record, Washington defeated the Evansville (Ill.) Otters, …

Vasquez Jr., Salka set for Consol’s Nov. 14 fight card

By Jeff Oliver
An opponent has been announced for Sammy Vasquez Jr. in his Nov. 14 defense of his IBF-USBA welterweight title at Consol Energy Center. Vasquez Jr. …

Wilkins woman competes in Flag Football World Championship

By Karen Kadilak
Having won silver medals in 2010 and 2012, Sharon Vasquez of Wilkins had hoped to capture gold as a member of the U.S. national team …

NFL keeps getting kicked while it’s down

By Jeremy Sellew
What a few weeks it’s been for the National Football League. Talk about taking one on the chin! It’s more like taking, two, three, even four, in the noggin. Ray Rice. Wow. I, like many others, find it hard to …

Latrobe man claims world wrestling title in Serbia after battling heart problems

By Karen Kadilak
Inspired by his success at the Veterans World Championships in Belgrade, Serbia last month, Mark Marshall of Latrobe is reconsidering his decision to retire as a competitive wrestler. Marshall, the U.S. national champion, won a gold medal at 97 kg …

Ice Miners victorious in Fayette County debut

By Rachel Basinger
There was a feeling of excitement and anticipation in the Ice Mine on Saturday night when the Keystone Ice Miners took to the ice for …

Nigro earns grand champion honors

By Staff Reports
Competing as part of the Pittsburgh Junior Forms team in the 13th annual Tang Soo Do World Championships in Lisbon, Portugal, Stryker Nigro of the …

Ice Miners set for inaugural NAHL season

By Jason Black
A new era in local sports will officially begin on Saturday night as the Keystone Ice Miners, a Tier II team in the North American Hockey League, will play the Johnstown Tomahawks in the season opener at the Ice Mine. …

Website channels fantasy sports passion for charity

By Natasha Lindstrom
Justin Lamber can indulge his passion for fantasy football this season knowing that if crowned league champion, he’ll get to do more than boast about …

Apparently, seeing IS believing ...

By Jeff Oliver
Here’s a little food for thought to help you get over the hump: • If there were ever a case that supported the common school of thought that “seeing is believing,” it is the Ray Rice domestic abuse incident. The …

South Allegheny youth golfer earns Green Status

By Tribune-Review
Mya Morgan, a student at South Allegheny’s Early Childhood Center, has earned Green Status on the U.S. Kids Golf Tour, qualifying her for state, regional and world competition in the 7-and-younger division. Morgan, 6, is the daughter of Tony and …

Leechburg man dominates wheelchair competitions, mentors veterans

By William Whalen
There comes a moment in every successful athlete’s life when it’s time to give back. That time has arrived for Jerry Baylor. For the past …

Golfers notice improvements in Glengarry

By Paul Peirce
Veteran Westmoreland County golfers Dominic Camarote and Tony Zabkar said the improvements at Glengarry Golf Links in Unity are immediately evident, but added jokingly that …

Greensburg Country Club hires former member as pro

By Kevin Lohman
Growing up, PGA Professional Chuck Qualey spent a lot of time at the Greensburg Country Club golf course, learning the ins and outs of the game that he would come to love. Now, the Greensburg native and Greensburg Central Catholic …

Hill District boxing gym offers ‘hope’

By Andrew Erickson
In May, the Centre Avenue YMCA boxing gym was abandoned and in disrepair. The building was a dusty, paint-chipped memory of a gym that once …

Veteran JCC swim coach still training champions

By Karen Kadilak
At an age when many coaches are retired, Al Rose, 76, remains productive as head of the Squirrel Hill-based Jewish Community Center Sailfish swimming team. One of his swimmers and a former one posted major wins this summer. Lauren Barber, …