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Trib Cup: State champion Peters Township boys soccer full of ‘stars’

By Alex Oltmanns
The Peters Township boys soccer team will be adding a star to its uniforms this offseason. In soccer, it’s tradition to put a star on a team’s uniform after winning a championship at the highest level. After last Saturday’s 2-1 win over Great Valley in the PIAA Class AAA championship, the ...

KLT roundup: Freeport outlasts Greensburg Salem in high-scoring hockey game
By Staff Reports
After three straight overtime games, Freeport hockey got itself into an old-fashioned shootout. Stone Haberstroh had three goals and four assists to lead the Yellowjackets to a Class A win over Greensburg Salem, 11-6, on Thursday at Kirk S. Nevin Arena. Robbie Reichenbaugh added a goal and four assists, and Hunter Kepple ...
Daily Courier roundup: Vikings, Scotties earn first-team all-conference
By Staff Reports
The Mt. Pleasant and Southmoreland football teams had strong representation on the list of first-team All-Interstate Conference players for this season. Mt. Pleasant had five players earn first-team all-conference honors. Trevor Salopek, who posed a number of threats for opposing defenses coming out of the backfield, was chosen as an offensive ...
North Allegheny’s field hockey championship result of teamwork
By Shawn Annarelli
North Allegheny senior Jessica Brandon led her team with 23 goals this season, but she couldn’t tell you that. It’s not that she lost count. She ...
Chartiers Valley holding pickleball tournament
By Nathan Smith
There will be a pickleball tournament next month at Charters Valley High School both current students and alumni that will provide bragging rights for the winning duo. The doubles tournament will be held on Dec. 20 and is sponsored by the boys tennis team. Entry fee for the tournament is $10 ...
North Hills runners look back on cross country season
By Shawn Annarelli
There’s something special about running cross country. It is one part an individual competition and one part a team sport in which reaching one’s goals is ...
Fox Chapel crew member makes waves
By Marty Stewart
Fox Chapel senior Cleary Johnston has been on the crew team since her freshman year, picking up the sport to spend time with friends. “I had been playing softball and wanted to look for an additional sport,” she said. “Some friends told me to try crew, and I’ve been ...
Central Catholic rowers excel at Allegheny Boat Race
By Karen Kadilak
Following a tradition established by American college rowing teams, members of men’s crews at the Allegheny Boat Race last weekend on the Allegheny River wagered ...
Plum athletic greats honored at induction banquet
By Michael Love
The Plum High School Sports Hall of Fame celebrated its 10th induction class last Thursday at a banquet ceremony at Edgewood Country Club in Churchill. The ...
VND roundup: Freeport hockey team edges Franklin Regional 6-5 in overtime
By Staff Report
Stone Haberstroh’s goal 4:07 into overtime lifted the Freeport hockey team to a 6-5 victory over Franklin Regional (3-4) on Tuesday at Center Ice Arena. Haberstroh’s goal, his second of the game, came off assists from Robert Reichenbaugh and Hunter Kepple. Reichenbaugh led Freeport (4-3) with two goals and three assists, and ...
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Sewickley Academy’s Tommy Lasorda, GCC’s Megan Stunja
By Alex Oltmanns and Andrew John
Tommy Lasorda School: Sewickley Academy Year: Sophomore Sport: Soccer Claim to fame: Lasorda, an outside midfielder, played a key role in the Sewickley Academy boys ...
Greensburg Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Latrobe’s Brendan Johns, GCC’s Megan Stunja
By Andrew John
Brendan Johns School: Latrobe Sport: Hockey Year: Junior Claim to fame: Johns, who has 10 goals and five assists, scored four goals and added an assist to lead Latrobe (2-4-1) to a 7-2 win over Bishop Canevin on Nov. 10. Johns ...
Winter sports seasons begin with conditioning, team chemistry
By Jason Black
On Monday, high school basketball, wrestling and swim teams officially could begin practice for the start of the 2014-15 winter season. For many teams, the time ...
Alle-Kiski high school notebook: Local athletes shatter school football records
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Apollo-Ridge’s Tre Tipton and Kittanning’s Nick Bowers, both Pitt recruits, would seem to be locks for the Big 33 All-Star football game but neither have been contacted nor invited to the game. The Big 33 has posted several prospect lists for potential players, but Tipton and Bowers have not been ...
Butler County spotlight athletes: Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014
By Joe Sager
Robby Carmody School: Mars Year: Freshman Sport: Football Claim to fame: Carmody caught two touchdown passes in Mars’ 28-13 loss to Thomas Jefferson in the ...
Armstrong High School sorting through prospective varsity coaches
By Matt Grubba
With the school’s opening nine months away, Armstrong High School should have its first coaches in place by year’s end. A committee installed to select varsity head coaches for the new school will begin to interview candidates for fall sports positions next week, and their target is to have hiring recommendations ...
Freedom enjoys unprecedented success as underdog
By Brian Graham
The Freedom girls soccer team portrayed David in the “David versus Goliath” narrative for much of the 2014 season. First-year coach Colin Williams accepted the role, and his Bulldogs came very close to slaying Goliath. “To finish in the top four (in the PIAA) for Freedom is just phenomenal,” Williams said. “I ...
Valley News Dispatch spotlight athletes: Plum’s David Stonebraker, Freeport’s Cassandra Suran
By Alex Novickoff
David Stonebraker School: Plum Sport: Hockey Class: Senior Report card: Stonebraker leads the Mustangs with 12 points, tallying nine goals and three assists through ...
Fox Chapel cross country team wraps up campaign
By Marty Stewart
The Fox Chapel cross country team wrapped up its season a few weeks ago. Coach Tom Moul felt that it was a rewarding season. “We had some injury issues on the boys side this season — most notably Brendon Urso, who lost a month of training due to his being ...
Youth excites Quaker Valley girls cross country
By Gary Horvath
After a third place finish at the PIAA Class AA girls cross country championship Nov. 1 at Parkview Cross Country Course in Hershey, the Quaker ...
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Sewickley Academy’s Matt Teitelbaum, Canon-McMillan’s Allison Oddi
By Brian Graham
Matt Teitelbaum School: Sewickley Academy Year: Junior Sport: Soccer Claim to fame: Teitelbaum scored both of the Panthers’ goals, including the game-winner with 18 minutes left in the ...
Guido: Two decades later, ‘Miracle at the Park’ still resonates
By George Guido
It was a typical mid-autumn day Nov. 12, 1994, as one of the largest crowds in Riverside Park history arrived in Oakmont. Average temperatures under ...
Greensburg Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Indiana’s Luke Lewandowski, Greensburg Central Catholic’s Olivia Binda
By Andrew John
Luke Lewandowski School: Indiana Year: Senior Sport: Hockey Claim to fame: Lewandowski, who has 11 points this season, recorded a hat trick and added an assist to lead ...
High school notebook: New school records established throughout Armstrong County
By Matt Grubba
The Ford City/Kittanning merger ensured that this would be a historic season for football in Armstrong County, but outstanding individual performers wrote entries into local ...
High school notebook: Burrell’s Bordonaro set to sign with Pepperdine
By Bill Beckner Jr.
All-state guard Sydney Bordonaro is eager to get her senior basketball season underway at Burrell. But first, she has to tend to some business. On Wednesday ...
Mars cross country team makes strides at PIAA race
By Joe Sager
The Mars boys cross country team just missed a chance to advance to the PIAA cross country championship race last season when the Fightin’ Planets ...
Butler County spotlight athletes: Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014
By Joe Sager
Michael Kolor School: Seneca Valley Year: Junior Sport: Cross Country Claim to fame: Kolor finished fifth at the WPIAL Class AAA championship meet and 23rd ...
Greensburg Salem runner takes 8th at state meet
By Kevin Lohman
Greensburg Salem’s Riley Kwiatowski claimed a top-10 finish at the PIAA Class AA championship meet at Parkview Cross Country Course in Hershey on Saturday, placing eighth out of 210 participants. “She’s very talented, and this year specifically she has become much more confident in her ability,” Greensburg Salem cross country coach ...
A-K Valley Spotlight Athletes: Justyne Lasher and Christian Miller
By Alex Novickoff
Justyne Lasher School: Ford City Sport: Volleball Class: Junior Report card: An outside hitter, Lasher helped lead Ford City to a WPIAL Class AA championship, ...
Quaker Valley tabs Bliss as boys lacrosse coach
By Gary Horvath
For the first time since the program’s beginning, the Quaker Valley boys lacrosse team has named a new coach. Kyle Bliss, an assistant with the team ...
Sewickley Academy boys cross country proud after 1st state championship appearance
By Gary Horvath
The outcome may have been different, but the attitude remained the same for members of the Sewickley Academy boys cross country team following the PIAA ...
Shady Side Academy’s run of field hockey titles ends
By Marty Stewart
The Shady Side Academy field hockey team took to the field Oct. 28 hoping to lay claim to a fourth straight WPIAL Class AA championship. ...
Plum runner pleased after claiming medal at PIAA meet
By Michael Love
Last year, Jake Susalla came to the PIAA cross country championships wanting to make an impact, but nagging leg issues hampered his efforts on the Hershey Giant Center Complex course, and he had to drop out before he could complete the 3.1-mile run. But he knew he had another shot at ...
Plum goes 1-1 in WPISL playoffs
By Michael Love
The Plum slow-pitch softball team concluded its 2014 season with two games in the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Softball League varsity playoff tournament on Oct. 25. The Mustangs, the No. 6 seed in the 12-team bracket, beat No. 11 Hampton, 20-15, in the first round for the program’s first-ever playoff victory. Plum suffered ...
Trottier ends varsity career at PIAA meet
By Michael Love
Brett Trottier closed out his varsity cross country career Saturday at the PIAA championships, and he realized his goal of running at the state’s biggest event. The Franklin Regional senior took to the 3.1-mile course for the boys Class AAA race at the Hershey Giant Center Complex with 239 other runners, ...
Guido: Vikings raid local scoring marks
By George Guido
Apollo-Ridge is continuing its assault on local scoring records. The Vikings rolled up 58 points Friday in their big victory over perennial WPIAL playoff contender ...