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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 …
Springdale secures another playoff berth
By Dave Yohe
Springdale is postseason-bound for the 12th time in 13 years after a 14-12 upset of Class-A No. 7 Greensburg Central Catholic on Friday night at Veterans Memorial Field. The Dynamos’ win, coupled with Monessen’s loss to Clairton, clinches a playoff berth in the Eastern  Conference. “We were coming in thinking …
GCC boys runners capture 1st section title since ‘09
By Andrew John
This season has been one for the record books for the Greensburg Central Catholic boys cross country team. The Centurions completed an undefeated section season, defeating Ford City, Freeport, Indiana, Riverview, Southmoreland, West Shamokin, Kittanning and Shady Side Academy to capture the Division II, Section 4 title. Coach Kim Gorr …
Breaking down the WPIAL soccer playoffs
By Bill West
Class AAA boys Defending champion: Peters Township Top seeds: 1. Upper St. Clair (16-0-1), 2. Central Catholic (17-1), 3. Peters Township (14-2), 4. Seneca Valley …
WPIAL releases soccer playoff pairings
By Staff Report
The WPIAL released the playoff pairings for its boys and girls soccer tournaments, which will get under way Saturday with preliminary- and first-round games. The top seeds for the boys are Upper St. Clair (16-0-1) in Class AAA, South Park (18-0) in Class AA and Sewickley Academy (14-1-2) in Class …
HS highlight reel: Reigning champs set to defend titles
By Tribune-Review
Six defending champions and dozens of other boys and girls soccer teams will get a look at their path to Highmark Stadium on Wednesday when …
HS highlight reel: Unbeatens to face nonsection tests
By Tribune-Review
Two WPIAL girls soccer title frontrunners will test their abilities just days before finding out whether they secure No. 1 seeds in their respective classifications next week. South Park (15-0-2), ranked No. 1 in Class AA, will travel to Class AAA No. 4 Upper St. Clair (11-1-5) Monday for an …
GCC volleyball preparing for postseason
By Andrew John
A team with playoff aspirations doesn’t just look to win every single game listed on their schedule. They look for growth and development in high-pressure situations against top competition. The Greensburg Central Catholic girls volleyball team has fared pretty favorably so far this season. The Centurions (11-1, 9-0) have been …
Greensburg Tribune-Review Q&A: Greensburg Central Catholic’s Jake Wallace
By Paul Schofield
Senior two-way lineman Jake Wallace has been a starter on defense at Greensburg Central Catholic for four years. The 6-foot, 265-pound center and defensive tackle …
GCC focuses on moving past program’s ‘low point,’ return to playoffs
By Bill West
The soccer memory Greensburg Central Catholic senior forward Adam Tucker cherishes most happened two years ago, when he became a go-to scorer in the Centurions’ …
Strong line play leads GCC past Leechburg
By Wes Crosby
Greensburg Central Catholic dominated the line of scrimmage on its way to a 27-7 win over Leechburg in an Eastern Conference matchup Friday night. The Blue Devils (1-5, 1-4) finished the game with minus-10 yards rushing and barely mustered more than 100 total yards. Greensburg Central Catholic (4-2, 4-1) allowed …
GCC runners use pack mentality to contend for section championship
By Andrew John
Many may think cross country is an individual sport where one’s personal ability can take over at any meet. However, having a strong team showcases an individual’s ability even more. This is what is happening with the boys at Greensburg Central Catholic this season. The 13-member squad showcases five runners …
Canon-McMillan’s Waller, GCC’s Zambruno claim WPIAL girls golf titles
By Bill Beckner Jr.
The scary part is that this round could have been even better. Canon-McMillan senior Lauren Waller waltzed her way to a second consecutive WPIAL Class …
Pevarnik makes instant impact in return for Greensburg CC in win over Serra
By Ray Judy
It didn’t take long for Greensburg Central Catholic’s Brian Pevarnik to get comfortable Friday night after missing two games with an ankle injury. The junior running back scored on his first two touches as the No. 7 Centurions (3-2, 3-1) shut out host Serra (0-5, 0-4), 48-0, in a Class …
Sophomore Cartwright steps out of the shadows to fill the net for GCC girls
By Alex Oltmanns
Just a freshman a year ago and playing alongside two of the best players in the WPIAL, Bailey Cartwright certainly did not lead opposing teams’ …
No. 8 Greensburg Central Catholic outlasts Riverview
By Kyle A. Pillar
On senior night at Greensburg Central Catholic, it was junior running back Sam Nowicki who shared the spotlight with his older teammates. Nowicki finished the game with 96 yards on 20 carries and scored three touchdowns as Greensburg Central defeated visiting Riverview, 20-13, in a Class A, Eastern Conference matchup. …
HS highlight reel: Plum suspends soccer coach for season
By Tribune-Review
Plum girls soccer coach Mike Proviano has been suspended for the rest of the season by the school district after his ejection from a game …
Gorman: ‘Sisters first, tennis second’
By Kevin Gorman
The WPIAL Class AA tennis singles champion was decided in a weird way. Shrugs, then hugs. Alyvia and Michaela Kluska of Greensburg Central Catholic planned …
GCC field hockey hit hard by graduation
By Andrew John
After making the playoffs for the first time in school history a season ago, the Greensburg Central Catholic field hockey team will look to rebuild without the eight graduates who were part of a special season. The Centurions (0-5, 0-3), who lost 3-0 to Winchester-Thurston in the WPIAL Class AA …
Shady Side Academy’s Dua wins WPIAL Class AAA title; GCC sisters find forfeit deal in Class AA
By Bill West
A student at Shady Side Academy since she started seventh grade, junior Ananya Dua knew the tennis courts on the Fox Chapel private school’s campus …
HS highlight reel: WPIAL girls singles players seeing double
By Bill West
There’s an abundance of double doses in the WPIAL Class AA girls tennis singles tournament, which begins Wednesday at Shady Side Academy. Headlined by Greensburg Central Catholic’s Kluska sisters, three sets of siblings qualified for the Class AA tournament. Junior Alyvia and sophomore Michaela Kluska advanced after meeting in the …
Clairton posts shutout of Greensburg Central Catholic to move to 3-0
By Dave Mackall
Another game, another shutout. This time, Clairton disposed of host Greensburg Central Catholic much in the same way it manhandled its first two opponents: swiftly …
Defending WPIAL champion GCC tennis under new leadership
By Brian Graham
Tony Splendore has a lot of tennis left in the tank. The first-year Greensburg Central Catholic coach embarks on a new journey after heading the Mt. Pleasant tennis program for 39 years. Taking over for the defending Class AA WPIAL champions is enough fuel for Splendore to add to his …
WPIAL runner-up GCC volleyball returns entire starting lineup
By Alex Oltmanns
Not only does the Greensburg Central Catholic girls volleyball team return every starter from a year ago, but it also returns every player on its roster. So while finishing as the WPIAL Class A runners-up last year after posting an 11-1 regular-season record was certainly impressive, the Centurions look like …
NA, Freeport, Bishop Canevin volleyball teams to be challenged
By Andrew Erickson
North Allegheny girls volleyball heads into the 2014 season searching for answers. The Tigers knew they needed to replace key seniors like outside hitters Ashley …

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