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Trib Cup: Greensburg Central Catholic celebrates WPIAL title

By Alex Oltmanns 12:01 a.m.
Collin Liberatore’s 12th strikeout Tuesday night proved to be a memorable one. The moments after the Greensburg Central Catholic pitcher struck out California’s Aaron Previsky in the WPIAL Class A championship will not be ones that Centurions players and coaches will forget any time soon. Holding onto a 6-4 lead, Liberatore ...
Greensburg Central Catholic softball made vast strides after 2-win season in 2014
By Kevin Ritchart
For the Greensburg Central Catholic softball team, the 2015 season was a huge departure from 2014. And that turned out to be good. The Centurions had ...
Greensburg Tribune-Review athletes of the week: GCC’s Collin Liberatore, Hempfield’s Taylor Blevins
By Andrew John
Collin Liberatore School: Greensburg Central Catholic Sport: Baseball Year: Senior Claim to fame: Liberatore, a Campbell recruit, drove in a run to lead Greensburg Central ...
Greensburg Central Catholic downs defending champs California to win title
By Paul Schofield
Greensburg Central Catholic pitcher Collin Liberatore was shaky over the first four innings Tuesday in the WPIAL Class A championship game at Consol Energy Park. No. ...
Previewing the the 2015 WPIAL baseball championships
By Chris Harlan
Breaking down the 2015 WPIAL baseball championships: CLASS AAAA Norwin vs. Central Catholic 5 p.m. Wednesday, Consol Energy Park No. ...
Despite WPIAL 1st-round loss, GCC boys lacrosse relishes regular-season success
By Andrew John
After having a nine-year section title streak broken last year, the Greensburg Central Catholic boys lacrosse team got back on top and captured its 10th in 11 years. The Centurions (9-5) didn’t just capture the Division II, Section 1 title; they did so by going unbeaten at 5-0, including a 6-5 ...
GCC baseball team wins, reaches WPIAL Class A title game
By Nathan Smith
For most of its WPIAL Class A semifinal showdown with Bishop Canevin, the Greensburg Central Catholic baseball team’s bats were silent. But when it mattered, ...
Greensburg Central rolls past Carmichaels
By Paul Schofield
What Carmichaels baseball coach Dickie Krause feared the most entering the WPIAL Class A playoffs last week showed in the quarterfinals Tuesday at Latrobe. Krause said ...
Frazier softball in control of suspended matchup
By Jason Black
Because of inclement weather, the Frazier and Greensburg Central Catholic softball teams could not play to a conclusion during Monday’s WPIAL Class A quarterfinal at ...
High school notebook: WPIAL honors scholar-athletes
By George Guido
The vastly expanded WPIAL scholar-athlete luncheon Monday included 20 individuals who received $1,000 each in scholarship money to their chosen colleges. The program honored two or four athletes in its previous 23 years. Girls receiving scholarships at the Green Tree DoubleTree hotel were Maria Fleck (Mohawk), Madeline Holmberg (Hempfield), Victoria Kocsuta (Montour), ...
HIgh school notebook: Gold medal-winning Belle Vernon senior turns focus to PIAA meet
By Paul Schofield
Hempfield freshman Molly DeBone and Greensburg Central Catholic junior Michelle Karabin were amazed at what they accomplished at the WPIAL track and field championships Thursday, ...
Latrobe’s Mueseler sets standard in 300 hurdles
By Paul Schofield
A Maddy broke another Class AAA record at the WPIAL track and field championships Thursday at Baldwin, but this time it wasn’t Maddie Holmberg of ...
GCC lacrosse grows under 2nd-year coach
By Alex Oltmanns
Senior Sophie Czarnecki’s first three years as a member of the Greensburg Central Catholic girls lacrosse team each were marked with the arrival of ...
Top-ranked Greensburg Central Catholic has flourished in Class A
By Paul Schofield
It’s not surprising the Greensburg Central Catholic baseball team is doing well this season. After all, the Centurions, ranked No. 1 in Class A, returned seven ...
Notre Dame a ‘perfect fit’ for GCC’s Cartwright
By Alex Oltmanns
As the popular saying goes, it’s important to make a good first impression. Greensburg Central Catholic sophomore Bailey Cartwright did just that, putting on an impressive display in the Disney Showcase where Notre Dame women’s soccer coach Theresea Romagnolo came to watch her for the first time. Cartwright’s first impression must ...
GCC boys lacrosse chasing section title
By Andrew John 1:33 a.m.
The will to exert all effort can make up for the lack of numbers. This is what the Greensburg Central Catholic boys lacrosse team is experiencing for a second year in a row. The Centurions’ roster has 17 players, including one injured player and seven seniors. Even with the small numbers, ...
Roundball Classic roundup: Small-school boys teams engage in shootout
By George Guido
It was a breakneck pace in the Roundball Classic game between the smaller boys schools Saturday. The Class AA all-star team outscored the Class A squad ...
GCC track teams off to fast starts
By Kevin Ritchart
In the past few years, Mike Brewer has been a recruiter for the Greensburg Central Catholic track and field program as much as he’s been ...
HS athletes of the week: Athletes prepare for Butler Invite
By Tribune-Review
Forty-two teams and more than 1,300 athletes will be in attendance Friday at the 51st Butler Invitational at Butler High School. “We are really excited about the quality that our meet continues to attract,” Butler girls coach John Williams said. Fox Chapel (boys) and Shaler (girls) are the defending team ...
Nominees announced for Westmoreland County Scholar-Athlete awards
By Paul Schofield
Westmoreland County Senior Judge John J. Driscoll can still see Atlanta Braves’ first baseman Sid Bream sliding home to defeat the Pirates in the 1992 National League Championship Series. It was gut-wrenching loss for him and many Pirates fans. The manager of that Pirates team, Jim Leyland, who also managed ...
Greensburg Central Catholic softball hopes to bounce back in Class A
By Kevin Ritchart
Last year was rough for the Greensburg Central Catholic softball team. The Centurions finished with a 2-8 record, but at this time a year ago, coach Tom Appleby didn’t know whether GCC would have enough girls to field a team. “Last year was a low point for us,” Appleby said. “We chose ...
Previewing the 2015 WPIAL baseball season
By Compiled By Paul Schofield
Class AAAA Preseason top five Team 2014 record 1. North Allegheny 13-8 2. Shaler 14-8 3. Bethel Park 10-9 4. Moon 16-5 5. Penn-Trafford 15-5 Section favorites 1. North Allegheny: This section got ...
Greensburg Central Catholic sets sights on competing for titles in Class A
By Alex Oltmanns
Advancing to the postseason each year for the past decade, the Greensburg Central Catholic baseball team has become a staple in the WPIAL Class AA playoff picture. But the Centurions will take a step down to Class A this year, competing against Section 2 opponents Clairton, Geibel, Monessen, Serra and another ...
Greensburg Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Greensburg C.C.’s Tyler White, Blairsville’s Chelsey Koren
By Andrew John
Tyler White School: Greensburg Central Catholic Sport: Basketball Year: Junior Claim to fame: White, who averaged 10 points and 4.5 assists this season, led Greensburg ...
Greensburg Central Catholic boys basketball squanders early lead, bows out of state playoffs
By Paul Schofield
District 10 champion West Middlesex doesn’t always look pretty offensively. A 49-44 PIAA Class AA quarterfinal victory Saturday over Greensburg Central Catholic at North Allegheny was ...

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