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Plum golfer Reynolds hopes to go from worst to first at WPIALs

By Bill Beckner Jr. 12:16 a.m.
Plum’s Andrew Reynolds used the word redemption when talking about this year’s WPIAL Class AAA individual golf championship. Reynolds had high hopes for himself in …

Leps heading to golf playoffs
By Jeff Oliver 12:03 a.m.
Some people may be surprised that Belle Vernon Area’s golf team will be playing in the WPIAL Class AAA team semifinals Oct. 7. But what …
Canon-McMillan’s Waller, GCC’s Zambruno claim WPIAL girls golf titles
By Bill Beckner Jr.
The scary part is that this round could have been even better. Canon-McMillan senior Lauren Waller waltzed her way to a second consecutive WPIAL Class …
Freeport’s Clawson settles for silver at WPIAL golf finals
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Freeport junior Audrey Clawson put together her best finish in three trips to the WPIAL Class AA girls golf championship and moved on in the …
Canon-Mac’s Waller, GCC’s Zambruno aim for titles at WPIAL girls golf championship
By Paul Schofield
Canon-McMillan senior Lauren Waller said she never thought about it before, but because she plays on the boys team during the regular season, did she …
Mt. Pleasant girls golfers driven to succeed
By Jason Black
Winning a section championship takes talent, but for the Mt. Pleasant girls golf team to achieve that goal this season, a strong desire to succeed …
Freeport’s Clawson confident heading into WPIAL golf championship
By Bill Beckner Jr.
It’s not uncommon for Audrey Clawson to leave her golf bag in the trunk when she heads out to practice at Buffalo Golf Course. Three …
Quaker Valley sophomore wins WPIAL Class AA boys golf title
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Quaker Valley’s Chris Tanabe grew up a soccer player, a rising talent who toured the Cup circuit and appeared headed toward a promising high school …
Valley’s Licata ties for 5th at WPIAL Class AA golf tourney, advances to regionals
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Nick Licata’s tee shot sailed into the right woods on the 385-yard 15th hole, leaving him limited options in the shadows of the tree-lined par …
Gateway, Plum golfers set for WPIAL finals
By Michael Love
Gateway junior Johnna Beehner and Plum’s Samantha Shumaker are very familiar with Willowbrook Country Club. Beehner is a member of the club and has played …
Valley golfer hopes nice guys can finish 1st
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Golfer Nick Licata seems to be a natural fit for a gentleman’s game. He’s the likable senior with good grades, a kind smile and a …
Penn-Trafford duo going to Class AAA girls golf finals
By Nathan Smith
Penn-Trafford will be well represented at the WPIAL Class AAA girls golf finals as sophomore Amanda Conner and senior Elisabeth Papa moved on from the …
Senior trio provides leadership, success to Southmoreland boys golf team
By Paul Paterra
Southmoreland’s boys golf team is trying to make its first trip to the postseason in many years. As this journey continues, coach Gene Spadaro has …
Baldwin’s Taylor, Suchy advance to WPIAL golf championships
By Jennifer Goga
Two Baldwin golfers — seniors Zack Taylor and Alexx Suchy — have qualified for the WPIAL Boys’ Class AAA championship round. The WPIAL Class AAA championship will be held next Thursday at Latrobe Country Club. Taylor and Suchy shot scores of 74 and 75, respectively, earlier this week at the …
Numbers down, but WPIAL teams boast top-notch golfers
By Paul Schofield
Sasha Lobel grew up learning how to play golf at Bob O’Connor Golf Course at Schenley Park in Pittsburgh. The Allderdice senior is now turning …
Hempfield senior Bagiatis captures WCCA golf title
By Paul Schofield
Fisher Bagiatis hadn’t had much success playing Latrobe Elks Golf Course prior to Friday. But the Hempfield senior did in becoming the 2014 Westmoreland County …
Jeannette sophomore has golf in his blood
By Kristie Linden
Jeannette High School sophomore Brendt Billeck was quite literally born to play golf. His mother, Andrea Billeck, scored a hole-in-one while she was pregnant with …
Gateway duo battles course, competition at section qualifier
By Michael Love
Junior Ryan Skladany and sophomore Collin McCune represented the Gateway boys golf team at Monday’s Section 4-AAA Qualifier at Murrysville Golf Course. A trip to the WPIAL AAA Semifinals next Monday and Tuesday was on the line, as the top five automatically moved on along with others who finished better …
3 Franklin Regional golfers advance in WPIAL tourney
By Michael Love
The Franklin Regional boys golf team placed three into next week’s WPIAL semifinals after strong performances Monday at the Section 4-AAA qualifier at Murrysville Golf …
Lubrani scorches Duck Hollow in qualifier
By The Valley Independent
The Mon Valley will be well represented in the WPIAL Class AAA golf individual semifinals as well as the Class AA finals. Belle Vernon Area …
Valley senior Licata, 4 from Kittanning advance out of Section 1-AA boys golf qualifier
By Matt Grubba
Noah Kunst was one of the first golfers off the course, but he was the last to know he was moving on to the WPIAL …
Quaker Valley golf on the rise
By Gary Horvath
Contrary to what its 7-1 record may say, Quaker Valley has been fighting through a bit of a slump. The Quakers opened their season by shooting a 202 against Freedom Area and a 196 against Rochester, but shot an average of 229 over their next five matches. But a 219-279 …
Plum golfers getting set for Monday’s section qualifier
By Michael Love
As the Plum varsity boys golf team continues to navigate its way through new courses and matches against new faces in Section 8-AAA, the Mustangs …
Franklin Regional girls golf squad gearing up for section qualifier
By Michael Love
The Franklin Regional varsity girls golf team continues its run through the eight-match Section 3-AAA slate, and it also is gearing up for the first …
Gateway girls golf coach happy with team’s improvement
By Michael Love
The Gateway varsity girls golf team continues its run through the eight-match Section 3-AAA slate. It suffered a close 207-211 setback Monday against Franklin Regional at Murrysville Golf Club and now is 1-4 in section play and 2-6 overall. Gateway junior Johnna Beehner was the match’s low medalist with a …
Kittanning boys golf team shatters school scoring mark
By Matt Grubba
Football steals the spotlight on Fridays, but another Kittanning team turned in a record-setting performance to start last weekend. The boys golf team shattered the school record for a nine-hole round when it shot a 2-over-par 177 on Friday in a Section 1-AA win over Burrell at Kittanning Country Club. …
Young Mars golfers hoping for success
By Joe Sager
The Mars boys and girls golf teams are loaded with young talent. Now, they hope to experience success. On the boys side, the Fightin’ Planets …
Knoch golfers enduring growing pains
By D.j. Vasil
Knoch’s golf team started fast this season, winning its first three matches, including a thrilling 191-192 win over rival Mars at Saxon Golf Course. The victory was highlighted by sophomore lefty Devin Campbell’s 1-under-par 35, which started with a birdie and then eight consecutive pars. Knoch dropped five matches in …
Sewickley Academy boys golf is at it again
By Gary Horvath
The Sewickley Academy boys golf team experienced a bit of deja vu in the midst of its best match of the season. In their matchup with North Allegheny last Tuesday, the Panthers shot a 184 over nine holes at Diamond Run Golf Club to force a three-hole playoff, a year …
Penn-Trafford junior golfer Guzik raising his expectations
By Alex Oltmanns
Despite advancing to the WPIAL Class AAA individual semifinals last year, Justin Guzik was not satisfied. Adopting a new approach over the offseason, the Penn-Trafford junior not only returns this season with motivation but also with an adjusted club grip that has been paying dividends so far this year. “I’m …
Franklin Regional golf team starts out strong in section play
By Michael Love
The Franklin Regional varsity boys golf team has the WPIAL team playoffs on its mind, and it also has a goal of bringing home a section championship for the first time since 2001. The Panthers took a big step towards both last Thursday with a 190-196 victory over Fox Chapel …
Sewickley Academy girls golf expecting big season
By Gary Horvath
Nancy Means has been coaching the Sewickley Academy girls golf team for all four years that it has been a varsity program. That’s why she can tell this season is going to be special. “This is the first time we’ve had a strong senior class with all kids who have …
Deer Lakes golf team winning with a workmanlike approach
By Bill Beckner Jr. 2:22 p.m.
Some of the best golf teams in the WPIAL have players who grew up playing country clubs, some who still belong to them. Fox Chapel …
Butler golf teams face challenges
By Joe Sager
Butler’s boys and girls golf teams keep building for the future. Placed in two of the WPIAL Class AAA’s most difficult sections, the Golden Tornado …
Duo of youngsters look to lead Jeannette golf team
By Brian Knavish
When a high school golf team’s top players are a freshman and a sophomore, there’s a good and a bad side to the situation. The …
Shady Side Academy boys golf returns experienced lineup
By Marty Stewart
The Shady Side Academy boys golf team will have a new coach this season as Wesley Ballantyne will take over. The team will remain largely the same, though, because the Indians didn’t have any seniors on last year’s roster. “We did not graduate anyone,” Ballantyne said. “We will have three …