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D’Amico, Oberdorf hope to pace Greensburg Salem golf at top of lineup

By Devon Moore
The Greensburg Salem boys golf team hasn’t made the playoffs since 2006 and graduated six seniors last year. Just don’t tell the Golden Lions there isn’t reason for optimism. Though depth figures to be an issue, coach Kevin Fajt expects his top players to compete. “It’s going to be a very tough ...

Quartet of 11th graders set to lead Hempfield golf team this season
By Alex Oltmanns
With the graduation of a pair of top seniors from a year ago, the Hempfield boys golf team will look to a group of juniors ...
Gators eye improved section performances
By Michael Love
Two years ago Wednesday, Gateway junior Collin McCune experienced one of the more memorable two-shot combinations in the history of high school golf. On Aug. 26, ...
Burrell golfer trying to live up to name
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Tiger Hubbard was born eight days after his father’s golf hero, Tiger Woods, won the 2001 Masters to hold all four major championships at the ...
Plum golf focusing on improving section mark
By Michael Love
The Plum varsity boys golf team finished 2-8 in Section 8-AAA action last season. A number of close section results didn’t go the Mustangs’ way and ...
Franklin Regional golfers hope to challenge for section crown again in 2015
By Michael Love
The Franklin Regional boys golf team faced a stern test Monday as it kicked its 2015 season into high gear. The Panthers returned to the Gary ...
Experienced seniors, talented freshman provide optimism for Latrobe boys golf
By Devon Moore
Latrobe boys golf coach Scott Reaugh remembers the last time a freshman with great promise made an impact. That was 2009. The player was Will ...
Derry boys golfers set sights on section title
By Zach Brendza
Derry boys golf has been in transition for the past two years. But 2015 could be the Trojans’ year, after settling into a new section with a new coach. After a coaching change in 2013 and a section change last season, this year Derry is ready to win, third-year coach Tracey ...
High school golf preview: Solid lineup boosts Peters Township
By Paul Schofield
Fox Chapel boys golf coach Bryan Deal compares the Peters Township golf program to the New York Yankees and New England Patriots. “They are the gold ...
Mt. Pleasant boys expect more success on the links
By Jason Black
With four starters lost to graduation, the Mt. Pleasant boys golf team may be challenged to duplicate last season’s performance in which the playoff-bound Vikings ...
Armstrong golfers swap skates for clubs
By Jerin Steele
At first, Armstrong golf coach Brendon Ignatz wasn’t sure how fast his team would build chemistry due to the merger of Ford City and Kittanning ...
Freeport’s Helman cards ace in opening match
By Bill Beckner Jr.
A pure strike sent the ball high into the air — and straight into a glaring sun — so Freeport senior golfer Nick Helman wasn’t exactly sure where his tee shot went on Friday at Buffalo Golf Course. It couldn’t have been a bad shot. He felt like it went straight, ...
Frazier’s prospects hinge on talents of top four golfers
By Jason Black
Frazier golf coach Larry Mikesell likes to field a team of at least eight golfers during matches. Mikesell won’t have that luxury this year. What he ...
Freeport’s Clawson searches for elusive WPIAL crown
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Audrey Clawson plans to run cross country this fall at Freeport. Not her main sport by any stretch, but it will be a rare time ...
West Shamokin golfers bring game up to par
By Jerin Steele
This summer, West Shamokin golf coach Pete Shoop saw what he called “a young and focused group” utilize optional practices to better their respective games. Shoop, who is entering his second season as the Wolves coach, hopes the work the players have put in will translate to success on the ...
Connellsville golf teams seeks improvement this year
By Jason Black
With no wins to show for their efforts in 2014, the members of the Connellsville golf team are determined to not let history repeat itself ...
Beehner, other returnees ready to lead Gators golf team
By Kevin Lohman
Over the course of the last three seasons, the Gateway varsity girls golf team has seen steady improvement, watching its win total increase each year. This season, the team is poised to enter Section 3-AAA competition with a quartet of returning players and a trio of newcomers. Head coach Dennis ...
Penn-Trafford golf teams looking for big seasons
By Nathan Smith
Returning players have Penn-Trafford girls and boys golf coaches looking for big seasons. The boys team returns four players, three of whom saw some postseason individual ...
Franklin Regional girls golf team seeks spot at WPIALs
By Zach Brendza
The Franklin Regional varsity girls golf team was competitive last year, but it finished at .500 in section play and missed the WPIAL team playoffs. “We kept it close. We didn’t beat the teams we needed to beat to make it a good season, but we were young,” coach Kane Daignault ...
Southmoreland girls golf hopes experience pays off
By Jason Black
The Southmoreland girls golf team has been steadily building for what it hopes will be a chance to compete in the WPIAL Class AA playoffs. ...
Former Ford City golfer Ignatz now coaching at Armstrong
By Jerin Steele
When Brendon Ignatz interviewed for the golf coach opening at Armstrong, he recalled some words of advice Chuck Alex gave him. Alex, the late teaching pro ...
Geibel boys golf team banking on experience
By Jason Black
Entering the 2015 season, the Geibel boys golf team will be under the direction of a new coach. Angelo Testa is replacing Judy Morrow, and despite ...
Mt. Pleasant girls golf poised for more success
By Jason Black
When the Mt. Pleasant girls golf team rolled to a Section 1-AA championship with an undefeated record and advanced all the way to the WPIAL ...
Chartiers Valley golf hopes different kind of iron aids success
By Chuck Curti
Mention offseason weight training, and the first thing that comes to mind is football. Basketball and baseball players are known to hit the weights frequently ...
Southmoreland golf team seeks return to playoffs
By Jason Black
The 2014 season proved to be highly successful for the Southmoreland boys golf team, and coach Gene Spadaro hopes that the Scotties’ development and growth ...
Plum’s Shumaker sisters improve golf game over summer
By Kevin Lohman
For many, a summer’s worth of mornings and afternoons spent at the golf course would constitute a leisurely vacation. For Plum’s Sam and Shelby Shumaker, a summer full of golf means hard work and an opportunity for continued improvement at the craft to which they dedicate themselves. The sisters practice about once ...
Sewickley Academy’s Li takes golf lessons to heart, finds success
By Devon Moore
Jason Li moved through his final round of the West Penn Junior Golf Championship at the Butler County Country Club trying to make pars, living ...
Dunaway takes reins of Plum golf team
By Michael Love
Brian Dunaway arrived at Willowbrook Golf Club in Apollo in the spring of 2006 and has served as the golf pro there ever since. Among his ...
Belle Vernon golfer has drive to improve
By Les Harvath
Early in the recently completed scholastic golf season, Belle Vernon Area coach Melvin Gouker watched as junior Eric Harkins sometimes hit tee shots with a ...
Frazier Area girls show drive on course, in classroom
By Les Harvath
Their numbers are 1, 5 and 6, numbers which represent their positions on Frazier Area’s boys golf team. Their other numbers are 3, 11 and ...
Plum golf’s Reynolds caps career with strong showing at PIAA tournament
By Michael Love
Andrew Reynolds concluded his Plum varsity golf career last week, and he came away from his first PIAA Class AAA championship experience happy with his performance over the two rounds of 36 holes at Heritage Hills Golf Resort in York. Reynolds, tied for third after the first day with a 2-over ...
Baldwin, Seton-La Salle seniors receive all-state recognition at PIAA golf championships
By Ray Fisher
Two local senior golfers — Baldwin’s Zack Taylor and Seton-La Salle’s Joey Walz — have earned all-state plaudits. The top 10 boys in each classification and ...
Franklin Regional boys golf coach impressed with squad in section-title season
By Michael Love
Franklin Regional varsity boys golf head coach Jeff Traphagen said the 2014 season was a special one for some individual golfers and the team as ...
Central Valley girls win 3rd straight PIAA golf title
By Paul Schofield
YORK — Central Valley’s girls golf team sat inside a pavilion at Heritage Hills Golf Resort on Wednesday, nervously watching the scores being posted on ...
GCC’s Zambruno, Sewickley Academy’s Li win PIAA golf titles
By Paul Schofield
YORK — A couple WPIAL sophomores brought home PIAA Class AA gold medals Tuesday from the PIAA golf championships. Greensburg Central Catholic’s Olivia Zambruno and Sewickley ...
Plum golfer changes commitment
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Plum senior golf standout Andrew Reynolds changed his college commitment on Monday, turning down Division II Gannon to accept a scholarship to Division I La Salle in Philadelphia. Reynolds, who tied for a career-best sixth (73-77) at the PIAA Class AAA championship in York, said he heard from La Salle ...