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Leader Times roundup: West Shamokin’s Stancombe headed to Hershey

By Staff Reports
Cross country season will continue for West Shamokin junior Logan Stancombe. Stancombe finished in a time of 17 minutes, 44 seconds to take 20th place in the WPIAL Class AA cross country championship at Cooper’s Lake in Slippery Rock on Thursday. With his placing as one of the top 20 …

Shaler’s Schwartz earns WPIAL cross country 3-peat
By Bill West
By not competing in several major cross country meets this fall, Shaler senior Brianna Schwartz nudged the rest of the WPIAL community to speculate about …
Knoch’s boys, girls make program history at WPIAL meet
By Doug Gulasy
Knoch’s day at the WPIAL cross country championships got off to a strong start Thursday, but the Knights had an even better finishing kick. After …
Daily Courier roundup: Frazier volleyball advances to quarterfinals
By Staff Reports
Kelsey Holp had 19 digs and 13 service points, and Annya Kossol tallied 10 kills and four blocks as the Frazier volleyball team defeated visiting …
Valley News Dispatch high school roundup: Plum girls soccer team falls short
By Staff Reports
The Plum girls soccer team came within inches of another WPIAL playoff upset. A disallowed goal and two near-misses sent No. 14 Plum (10-7-2) home …
Karns City soccer teams advance
By Staff Reports
Karns City took the first step toward doubling up on District 9 soccer titles. The top-seeded and defending champion Gremlins girls team demolished No. 9 Port Allegany, 10-3, and their second-seeded boys team picked up a win over No. 7 Ridgway, 4-0, in a District 9, Class A quarterfinal doubleheader …
Riverview’s Kennedy looks for 3rd straight top-10 at WPIAL cross country meet
By Doug Gulasy
This is the time of the year when the nerves kick in for Molly Kennedy. “My mom calls it kind of psychotic,” said the Riverview …
Rowers gain experience at Head of the Charles Regatta
By Karen Kadilak
Rebuilding, the Central Catholic rowing team was disappointed with its showing at the 50th Head of the Charles Regatta in the Boston, Mass. area last …
South Fayette cross country has high hopes for WPIAL championships
By Gary Horvath
The South Fayette cross country team isn’t living in the past. Last season, the boys won the school’s first WPIAL cross country championship and finished …
Canevin XC ready for WPIAL finals
By Nathan Smith
The Bishop Canevin girls cross country team hopes to punch its ticket to “Chocolatetown, USA” at the WPIAL Class A championship race on Thursday. The …
Quaker Valley girls cross country set for WPIALs
By Karen Kadilak
Off to an impressive start as a member of the Quaker Valley girls cross country team, freshman Lucie Kubinski expects to be among top finishers …
Plum runners ready to tackle WPIAL finals course
By Michael Love
Plum junior Jake Susalla qualified for states as a freshman and a sophomore, and Thursday, he will try to accomplish a rare feat in the …
Franklin Regional runners ready to make impacts at WPIALs
By Michael Love
The Franklin Regional boys and girls cross country teams combined rest and specified workouts since the Westmoreland County meet, and head coach Jim Passarelli said …
With preparation behind them, Gateway runners ready to battle at WPIALs
By Michael Love
For the Gateway varsity boys and girls cross country teams, the time for preparation is over. The Gators will take to the course at Cooper’s …
Team doctor keeps ‘on my toes’ providing care for Fox Chapel athletes
By Marty Stewart
Dr. Matt Schaffer was named as the school and team doctor for the Fox Chapel Area School District last spring, and he’s been staying busy …
Fox Chapel field hockey captures Section 2 title
By Marty Stewart
The Fox Chapel field hockey team will enter the WPIAL playoffs as the No. 2 seed after finishing the regular season with a 14-3-1 record …
Baldwin cheerleading duo sets an unbreakable record
By Jennifer Goga
Mia Rodgers and Stephanie Teahan started cheering for the Baldwin youth football program when they were in first grade. Now seniors at Baldwin High School, …
Fox Chapel field hockey freshman makes immediate impact
By Marty Stewart
Abby Pitcairn, a freshman midfielder, was instrumental in helping the Fox Chapel field hockey team compile a 14-3-1 record and earn the No. 2 seed …
VND spotlight athletes
By Alex Novickoff
Eric Kennedy School: Kiski Area Class: Sophomore Sport: Cross country Report card: Kennedy, who qualified for the PIAA championships as a freshman, has been hampered …
Sewickley Academy boys cross country focused on states
By Gary Horvath
Over the past few weeks, the receptionist’s desk in the Sewickley Academy school office has been getting crowded. If the boys cross country team has …
Daily News spotlight athletes: Serra Catholic’s Sam Almeter, TJ’s Allie Yurkovich
By Robert Stinner
Sam Almeter Class: Senior School: Serra Catholic Sport: Soccer Claim to fame: Almeter helped the Eagles to a 13-5 overall record and a second-place finish …
Guido: Seeding already settled in Allegheny Conference
By George Guido
After all of the offseason hype, old rivalries renewed, new rivalries started, all of the scintillating games during the first half of the season — …
Greensburg Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Kiski Area’s Tyler Young, Hempfield’s Keirsten VanHorn
By Andrew John
Tyler Young School: Kiski Area Sport: Soccer Year: Senior Claim to fame: Young, who finished the season with five goals and six assists, scored two goals and added an assist to lead Kiski Area (11-8-1) to a 5-1 win over Latrobe in the preliminary-round of the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs …
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Sewickley Academy’s Anthony Muscato, NA’s Tina Li
By Brian Graham
Anthony Muscato School: Sewickley Academy Year: Senior Sport: Golf Claim to fame: Muscato shot a 2-over-par 74 and was the medalist in the WPIAL Class AA golf championship at Cedarbrook Gold Course in Rostraver on Oct. 22. Muscato shot one of his best rounds of the year, making 17 pars …
Alle-Kiski Valley roundup: Riverview volleyball outs Chartiers-Houston
By Staff Reports
Hannah Larkin had a team-high eight aces and 18 digs to lead the Riverview girls volleyball team to a 3-1 victory over Chartiers-Houston in a WPIAL Class A preliminary-round match at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart on Tuesday. The Raiders (11-4) dropped the opening set 25-16 but rebounded to …
NA’s Davison, Mt. Lebanon’s Potts hope to stick with WPIAL favorite Schwartz
By Ed Phillipps
When the WPIAL cross country meet takes place Thursday at Cooper’s Lake Campground in Slippery Rock, Shaler’s Brianna Schwartz said she simply wants to run …
VND high school roundup: Knoch shuts out Trinity in first-round soccer playoff game
By Staff Reports
Ben Andrews and Caleb Robb scored second-half goals to lead the Knoch boys soccer team to a 2-0 victory over Trinity in a WPIAL Class …
Leader Times roundup: Freeport’s Clawson trails by 2 shots at PIAA Class AA girls golf championship
By Staff Reports
Freeport junior Audrey Clawson is within striking distance of a state title. Clawson shot 11-over-par 83 and sat two strokes off the lead after the first round of the PIAA Class AA girls golf championship at Heritage Hills Golf Resort in York. Clawson was tied for the lead after the …
Knoch cross country teams step up in class
By William Whalen
Don’t mistake the Knoch boys and girls cross country teams’ youth as a weakness. It’s a strength. “We’re pretty young, but we’re battle-tested and experienced,” …
Dinkins providing helping hand for area athletes
By Jerry Clark
With the level of competition in sports rising every season, athletes look for an edge to catch the attention of college coaches to get into …
Butler County spotlight athletes: Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014
By Joe Sager
Anthony Werth School: Butler Year: Senior Sport: Soccer Claim to fame: Werth, a forward, helped Butler get back to the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs. Butler …
Leader Times roundup: Redbank Valley edges Moniteau
By Staff Reports
Redbank Valley didn’t get caught looking ahead to its division-title showdown next week with Clarion. Wyatt Hetrick caught eight passes for 103 yards and three touchdowns, and quarterback Jake Dougherty ran for 136 yards to give the Bulldogs nondivision win, 26-14 at Moniteau on Friday. Dougherty was 16 of 26 …
Daily Courier roundup: Frazier tops West Greene in Tri-County South
By Staff Reports
Alvin Ross scored on touchdown runs of 26, 60 and 33 yards as the Frazier football team defeated West Greene, 42-8, in a Class A Tri-County South Conference game Friday at West Greene. Ross finished with nine carries for 165 yards. Hunter Patterson completed 9 of 14 passes for 120 …
North Allegheny duo sweeps Tri-State meet
By Paul Schofield
High school cross country teams like to compete in the annual Tri-State Track Coaches Association meet to prepare for the WPIAL championships a week later. …
A-K Valley roundup: Plum girls volleyball clinches playoff spot
By Staff Reports
Preparation was the key for the Plum girls volleyball team, which embraced a must-win situation and kept its season alive. Plum blanked visiting Gateway, 3-0, …
Hempfield runners tune up for finals with solid performance at WCCA meet
By Andrew John
The Hempfield cross country program always has been a factor in the Westmoreland County Coaches’ Association meet. This year was nothing different for coach Ron …