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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 ...
Freeport’s Clawson finishes 3rd at PIAA Class AA golf tournament
By Staff Reports
Freeport junior Audrey Clawson knew she had to put together another solid round if she hoped to win a Class AA gold medal from the PIAA golf championships. But Clawson had to settle for her best finish in three tries at the tournament Tuesday at Heritage Hills Golf Resort. Clawson shot an ...
Freeport’s Clawson claims 3rd at PIAA golf
By Paul Schofield
YORK — Freeport junior Audrey Clawson knew she had to put together another solid round if she hoped to return home with a Class AA gold medal from the PIAA golf championships. But Clawson had to settle for her best finish in three tries at the tournament Tuesday at Heritage Hills ...
A-K Valley golfers hope to change trend, win state title
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Over the years, a number of A-K Valley players have taken medalist honors at the PIAA Western Regional golf tournament, which is the qualifier for ...
Gateway’s Beehner find redemption at state golf tourney
By Michael Love
What a difference a year makes. At last year’s PIAA Class AAA individual championship tournament at Heritage Hills Golf Resort in York, Gateway’s Johnna Beehner struggled ...
Butler girls golfers hit team benchmark
By Joe Sager
The Butler girls golf team achieved one of its goals when it advanced to the WPIAL Class AAA team championship. The Golden Tornado’s season ended ...
Mars girls golf team using season as building block
By Joe Sager
The Mars girls golf team can’t wait for next season. After all, the Fightin’ Planets return every member of the squad, which competed this fall at ...
Gorman: A new Deal as golf coach
By Kevin Gorman
For three decades, Bryan Deal was coaching or recruiting football players. Now, Deal spends his free time on a golf course. The best part? He’s years away from retirement. The former Pitt recruiting coordinator and Fox Chapel football coach has found new life as the Foxes’ golf coach. “For 30-some ...
Fox Chapel’s Cordaro continues to hone game even after WPIAL golf title
By Marty Stewart
After winning the WPIAL Class AAA individual golf championship, Fox Chapel sophomore Anthony Cordaro got to meet golf legend Arnold Palmer. For much of the ...
Sewickley Academy golf sweeps WPIAL boys and girls team championships
By Gary Horvath
The script was the same last week for the Sewickley Academy boys and girls golf teams, which both walked away from the WPIAL Class AA ...
Seton-La Salle’s Walz rolls to victory at PIAA Western Regional
By Paul Schofield
Seton-La Salle senior Joey Walz wasn’t pleased with her performance at the WPIAL Class AA golf championship on Sept. 29. Walz placed third that day in ...
BVA’s Lubrani qualifies for PIAA finals
By Jeff Oliver
Fifteen holes into Tuesday’s PIAA Class AAA boys’ Western Regional golf tournament at Tom’s Run, Belle Vernon Area’s Michael Lubrani was right where he wanted ...
Different approach pays off for Valley’s Licata
By Paul Schofield
Valley senior Nick Licata did something different before Tuesday’s PIAA West Region Golf Championship at Tom’s Run Golf Course at Chestnut Ridge Resort in Blairsville. Instead ...
WPIAL golf champ Cordaro lines up next round
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Fox Chapel’s newest WPIAL golf champion isn’t a one-man show. Sophomore Anthony Cordaro has a circle of supporters who have contributed to his success, from personal ...
Sewickley Academy teams sweep up Class AA golf championships
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Sewickley Academy boys golf coach Win Palmer probably wouldn’t get any flack from Phil Mickelson if he coached the U.S. Ryder Cup team. When it comes ...
Kittanning boys place 3rd at WPIAL golf finals
By Bill Beckner
The Kittanning boys golf team stayed in a hotel Wednesday night in Rostraver so it would be better rested and focused for the WPIAL championship. ...
Sewickley Academy girls golf sets sights on history
By Gary Horvath
The Sewickley Academy girls golf team is doing exactly what it set out to when the year began. Heading into the WPIAL team playoffs Oct. ...
Chartiers Valley golf preparing for future
By Gary Horvath
Although the scores were forgettable, the WPIAL Class AAA boys golf tournament Oct. 2 at Latrobe Country Club was one to remember for the Chartiers ...
Southmoreland golf team cards historical season
By Paul Paterra
Members of the Southmoreland boys golf team spoke with joy recently as they knew they were embarking on something special Who could blame them? This year’s ...
student athlete of the week
By Kristie Linden
Anthony Naples, a freshman at Jeannette High School, is one of the top two golfers for the Jayhawks. Brendt Billeck, the other golfer in that ...
Plum senior golfer headed to regional tournament
By Michael Love
Plum senior Andrew Reynolds is one of 14 golfers from Class AAA to qualify for the PIAA Western Regional at Tom’s Run Golf Course at Chestnut Ridge Resort in Blairsville next Tuesday. But he admits a little frustration over the fact that he missed a chance to be close to the ...
Gators cap season with victory
By Michael Love
The Gateway varsity girls golf team ended its season on a high note last week with a 196-206 victory over Shaler at Murrysville Golf Course. The 196 score was a season best and the lowest score in head coach Dennis Persin’s five years as head coach. As expected, junior Johnna Beehner was ...
Franklin Regional girls tennis, boys golf come up short in WPIAL team playoffs
By Michael Love
The Franklin Regional varsity girls tennis team suffered a 3-1-1 loss to Montour in a WPIAL Class AAA play-in match Tuesday afternoon at The Club in Monroeville. The match originally was scheduled for Franklin Regional High School, but the threat of wet weather forced the players indoors. Sophomore Alison Simpkins earned the ...
Elizabeth Forward girls golf team focuses on ‘mental part’ heading into WPIAL team final
By Kevin Ritchart
Aim small, miss small. That’s the message Elizabeth Forward girls golf coach Tony Francia has imparted to his team in advance of the WPIAL Class AA team championship. “At this point, the swing mechanics and other physical parts of the game have been established,” Francia said. “Thursday is about ...
Kittanning aims to seize chance at WPIAL title
By Matt Grubba
Two rounds of golf are all that stand between Kittanning and its goal of a WPIAL title. The Wildcats’ senior-laden lineup will begin the postseason in ...
Gorman: Rittman had ‘great career’
By Kevin Gorman
When Dede Rittman joined the WPIAL golf committee, all she got was grief. Upon retiring, she got a gift. A restored Walter Hagen Ultra persimmon No. 1 wood driver served as a symbol of something old that’s new again. Like her career. After 33 seasons as North Allegheny’s golf coach — the ...
Fox Chapel’s Codaro wins WPIAL golf title
By Paul Schofield
The WPIAL Class AAA boys golf championships got a little crazy Thursday at Latrobe Country Club. There were several lead changes in the final hour, lightning ...
EF golf team model of consistency
By Dave Mackall
In his three years as boys golf coach at Elizabeth Forward, Chris Weibl has seen the Warriors develop some consistent mastery of that little white ball. On Tuesday, he’ll be wishing for a little something extra from his team at the WPIAL team golf championships. Elizabeth Forward, 14-2 and champion of Section ...
11 on a par 4? No problem for Lubrani
By Jeff Oliver
In his young golf career, Michael Lubrani admittedly had been on bigger stages than the WPIAL Class AAA Boys’ Individual Championship at Latrobe Country Club. However, ...
Chris Tanabe makes Quaker Valley golf history
By Gary Horvath
By looking at him, you never would have been able to tell that Chris Tanabe had done something no golfer in Quaker Valley history had ...
South Fayette golfer Keeling advances to PIAA playoffs
By Gary Horvath
It might have been Wes Keeling’s first time playing in the WPIAL Class AA boys golf individual championship, but his performance Sept. 24 at Youghiogheny ...