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Golf is a family affair for Charleroi sophomore

By Les Harvath
Knocking knees and the heebie-jeebies. Put them together on the golf course and the results will range from bad to really bad to “I’d rather …

Gateway girls golfer scheduled to play in national tournament in S.C.
By Michael Love
Sophomore Johnna Beehner had another strong season this fall for the Gateway varsity girls golf team. The Gators team leader in scoring average placed seventh at the WPIAL championship, advanced past a regional tournament and golfed at states for the second time in as many seasons. Although the season ended …
Mars golfers Bartley, Merten soak up PIAA experience
By Joe Sager
Josh Bartley and Bridget Merten found intense competition and a challenging course at the PIAA golf championships. The two Mars Area standouts discovered some inspiration …
Sewickley Academy golfers place 3rd in state
By Staff Report
The WPIAL champion Sewickley Academy boys golf team capped off its season last week at Heritage Hills Golf Course in York, taking third at the PIAA tournament, finishing with 333 strokes, just six strokes behind Holy Redeemer and Wyomissing. Holy Redeemer won the PIAA title in a playoff. “This was …
Penn-Trafford girls put on another repeat performance
By Doug Gulasy
After winning its second consecutive WPIAL Class AAA championship earlier this month, the Penn-Trafford girls golf team had one more repeat performance in store. The …
Seton-La Salle golfer Walz ends up second at state event
By Justin Criado
Every fall Friday night, junior Joey Walz can be found on the sideline at a Seton-La Salle football game. As a member of the varsity …
Norwin boys golf counts season as success
By Doug Gulasy
The Norwin boys golf team’s 2013 season ended without a playoff appearance, but it wasn’t without its successes as well. The Knights won the Westmoreland …
Upper St. Clair boys, Central Valley girls win PIAA golf titles
By Paul Schofield
YORK — When the Upper St. Clair boys golf team failed to make the WPIAL championship last year after winning in 2011, coach Todd Flynn called the team together and talked about what it would take to get back on top in 2013. The Panthers capped off the 2013 season …
Senior leadership carries Thomas Jefferson golfers to section title, WPIAL team championships
By Ray Fisher
It was a sensational — as well as historic — 2013 season for the senior-driven Thomas Jefferson boys’ golf team. The Jaguars won the Section …
Beehner finishes season at state championships
By Michael Love
Gateway sophomore Johnna Beehner completed two days of golf at the 36-hole PIAA Class AAA championships Tuesday afternoon. She shot a 92 on Monday and …
Upper St. Clair’s Engel, Central Valley’s Fouse win PIAA golf titles
By Paul Schofield
YORK — Central Valley senior Macky Fouse and Upper St. Clair senior Grant Engel have something in common other than being PIAA golf champions. Both …
Fox Chapel’s Sheerer takes 10th at PIAA golf finals
By Paul Schofield
YORK — It turned out to be quite a season for Fox Chapel senior Patrick Sheerer. He capped his senior season with a 10th-place finish Tuesday at the PIAA Class AAA championships at Heritage Hills Golf Resort. While the PIAA title went to Upper St. Clair senior Grant Engel, who …
Serra’s Kaminski set for final rounds
By Alex Oltmanns
The 36-hole PIAA Class AA boys golf championship Monday and Tuesday will mark the final two rounds of Max Kaminsky’s high school career. The Serra …
Leechburg’s Barto takes analytical approach
By Bill Beckner Jr.
From classes to golf, the framework of Matt Barto’s entire scholastic existence is based on structure. The Leechburg senior keeps his room neat. He doesn’t …
Mars duo heads to PIAA golf championship
By Joe Sager
Josh Bartley and Bridget Merten didn’t let a little rain dampen their day. The two Mars golfers advanced to the PIAA Class AAA championship at …
Greensburg Central Catholic golfers cap season in team semifinals
By Kevin Ritchart
Every stroke counts. That’s been the message from coach George Janik to his Greensburg Central Catholic golf team this season. Every player counts as well, as Janik had just nine students come out for the team in 2013 — five boys and four girls — with no seniors on the …
WPIAL golfers dominate West Regional final
By Paul Schofield
Leechburg senior Matt Barto didn’t go to Wednesday’s PIAA West Region Golf Championship at Tom’s Run Golf Course in Blairsville just to qualify for the …
Gateway sophomore qualifies for states
By Michael Love
For the second time in as many seasons, Gateway sophomore golfer Johnna Beehner has qualified for the PIAA girls golf championships. She punched her ticket to the state finals with a fifth-place finish at the PIAA Western Regional Class AAA girls tournament Wednesday at Tom’s Run Golf Course at Chestnut …
Fox Chapel’s Sheerer devours course in victory
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Pat Sheerer usually starts his mornings before a golf tournament with a cream-cheese covered bagel from Panera Bread. It’s a simple practice — not one …
WPIAL boys golf championship returns to Sewickley Academy
By Nathan Smith
The Sewickley Academy boys golf team had unfinished business this season. The Panthers had a sour taste left in their mouths from the 2012 WPIAL Class AA team championship after finishing four strokes behind Burgettstown’s 411 to place second. Sewickley Academy made sure history didn’t repeat itself as it won …
Sewickley Academy girls golfers finish 2nd at WPIALs for 2nd straight year
By Nathan Smith 9:00 p.m.
For the Sewickley Academy girls golf team, a second-place finish at the WPIAL Class AA girls golf championship was a mission accomplished. “It was the …
Plum ends season at WPIALs
By Michael Love 9:00 p.m.
The Plum varsity boys golf team took part in the WPIAL team playoffs last week, and it was the first such trip for a Mustangs …
After tough season, Gateway girls coach pleased with lowered scores
By Michael Love 9:00 p.m.
Gateway varsity girls golf head coach Dennis Persin said the improvement in his team as the season went on came down to simply getting more experience in practices and in matches. The Gators finished 1-11 in Section 3-AAA matches, but, Persin said, he liked the way the squad lowered its …
Penn-Trafford girls golf claims second straight WPIAL championship
By Doug Gulasy
One WPIAL championship was nice for the Penn-Trafford girls golf team. Two is even better. The Warriors captured their second straight WPIAL Class AAA title …
Penn-Trafford boys golf team uses season as learning experience
By Doug Gulasy
The 2013 regular season turned into a learning experience for the Penn-Trafford boys golf team, and for its first-year coach. Penn-Trafford finished the season earlier this month with a 6-8 overall record, including 4-8 in section play. “Overall, things went well,” Penn-Trafford coach Andy Rizzardi said. “I learned a lot. …
Norwin girls golf team finishes season strong
By Doug Gulasy
After a slow start to section play this season, Norwin girls golf coach Mike Buscemi hoped his team would show some improvement in the second …
WPIAL boys, girls golf champions crowned
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Drawing on past experiences, senior-led Upper St. Clair put an unsavory end to last season behind it and blitzed the field Thursday for an imposing …
Fox Chapel golfers place second at WPIAL championships
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Fox Chapel didn’t play its best golf — not by a long shot. After the team shot 411, players wanted to call information to find …
Freeport golfers take third place at WPIAL championship
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Although they didn’t get medals — but pleaded to their coach to find them some afterward — Freeport’s golfers were thrilled to take the bronze …
Plum girls golf squad ties for second place in section, earns WPIAL trip
By Michael Love
The Plum varsity boys golf team defeated Gateway, 207-212, on Oct. 1 to conclude its Section 4-AAA slate at 8-4. Kiski Area and Franklin Regional …
Franklin Regional boys golf earns playoff spot
By Doug Gulasy
The three-way tie the Franklin Regional golf team was hoping for came through this season. With it came the Panthers’ first WPIAL playoff appearance since 2005. Franklin Regional teed off at the WPIAL Class AAA boys golf semifinals Tuesday morning at River Forest Country Club in Freeport. The Panthers were …
Gateway ends season short of playoffs
By Michael Love
The Gateway varsity boys golf team wrapped up its Section 4-AAA slate last week, and a 207-212 loss to Plum at Murrysville Golf Course capped …
Jeannette golfer Wolfe finishes senior season strong
By Kristie Linden
To Jeroen Wolfe, much of his final season as a Jeannette High School golfer felt exactly the same as his other seasons on the course. …
Fox Chapel advances to WPIAL golf finals
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Teams get nothing tangible when they finish first at the WPIAL golf semifinal tournaments. There are no trophies or medals, which means the low scorers …
Kittanning, Freeport golfers seek WPIAL team finals berth
By Matt Grubba
One team hopes to surprise with a second trip to the finals, the other holds a high expectation of making a first trip there. Kittanning …
Upper St. Clair golf team poised to make another WPIAL title run
By Paul Schofield
When the Upper St. Clair boys golf team failed to reach the WPIAL Class AAA finals in 2012, coach Todd Flynn immediately had a team …