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Young GCC baseball team has high expectations

By Alex Oltmanns
The Greensburg Central Catholic baseball team ended last season with a 13-6 record, finishing a game behind Steel Valley for the Section 4-AA crown before …
Steel Valley baseball routs Greensburg Central Catholic to extend unbeaten start
By Mark Kaboly
Tim Vickers went with the one-game-at-a-time approach when it came to his Steel Valley baseball team a year ago, and it resulted in the program’s …
GCC softball roster small but talented
By Mark Emery
For a program that has enjoyed so much success in recent years, the Greensburg Central Catholic softball team had an awfully difficult time putting a roster together this season. GCC entered the 2014 campaign with just 13 players. That’s not a lot, especially considering the Centurions’ section title last year …
Banquet honors top prep players in Westmoreland County
By Paul Schofield
Some of the top student-athletes in Westmoreland County will be honored at the 58th annual awards banquet sponsored by county Judge John J. Driscoll on April 29 at Ferrante’s  Lakeview in Hempfield. The county’s 18 athletic directors, along with the Driscoll committee, reviewed this year’s candidates Thursday and voted on …
High school notebook: Franklin Regional to host East-West game
By Paul Schofield  and Chris Harlan
Franklin Regional football coach Greg Botta, who serves as the WPIAL director for the Pennsylvania Football State Coaches Association, announced Monday that the annual East-West game will be played at 2 p.m. May 4 at Franklin Regional. The game, which rotates sites, features some of the top players in the …
Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Greensburg Central Catholic’s Christian Hyland, Penn-Trafford’s Amanda Balas
By Andrew John
Christian Hyland School: Greensburg Central Catholic Sport: Basketball Year: Senior Claim to fame: Hyland, who is averaging 12 points per game, scored 15 to help …
Seton-La Salle rallies past Greensburg Central to reach PIAA title game
By Paul Schofield
Seton-La Salle coach Mark Walsh and his team didn’t panic when Greensburg Central Catholic jumped out to double-digit leads. He just trusted his team would …
Breaking down the PIAA basketball semifinals
By Compiled By   Tribune-Review
Class AAAA New Castle (29-0) vs. Abington (25-5) 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Chambersburg Winner plays: The winner of Chester (25-5) vs. La Salle College (22-6) How they got here: WPIAL champion New Castle defeated Bethel Park, 71-64, in the first round; North Allegheny, 64-54, in the second round; and Hampton …
Greensburg CC knocks off reigning state champ Beaver Falls
By Paul Schofield
Greensburg Central Catholic isn’t a team that relies on the 3-pointer. But in Saturday’s PIAA Class AA quarterfinal against Beaver Falls at Chartiers Valley, the …
Greensburg C.C. junior takes fifth in 100 butterfly at PIAA meet
By Jason Mackey
LEWISBURG — First, West Mifflin’s Brad Kolesar noticed it. Then, Greensburg Central Catholic’s Brian Uhrin turned his head and saw the same thing. Early in the boys 100-yard butterfly race at Friday’s PIAA Class AA swimming and diving championships, Kolesar and Uhrin spotted Corry Area’s Brent Benedict way ahead of …
Greensburg Central Catholic advances to state quarterfinals
By Paul Schofield
Greensburg Central Catholic senior guard Billy Hipp couldn’t have asked for a better night Thursday in the PIAA Class AA second round at North Allegheny. …
Seton-La Salle again ends GCC’s season in PIAA tournament
By Jason Mackey
Cassidy Walsh could sense it was coming. So, too, could Greensburg Central Catholic girls basketball coach Joe Eisaman. Even though Seton-La Salle held an 11-point …
Greensburg Central Catholic boys roll past Bald Eagle in PIAA opener
By Gary Horvath
Greensburg Central Catholic’s warm-up jerseys read, “We work 84/32,” referencing the 84 feet that make up the length of the court and the 32 minutes …
Breaking down the PIAA boys basketball playoffs
By Compiled By Chris Harlan
Class AAAA WPIAL/City League: New Castle (26-0), Hampton (22-4), Kiski Area (17-6), North Allegheny (21-4), Bethel Park (18-6), Allderdice (21-4). Around the state: Philadelphia’s Roman …
Breaking down the PIAA girls basketball playoffs
By Compiled By Jason Mackey
Class AAAA WPIAL/City League: Penn-Trafford (20-6), Hempfield (17-9), Fox Chapel (19-5), North Allegheny (22-2), Mt. Lebanon (16-6), Obama Academy (14-6) Around the state: Three of …
Seton-La Salle boys win 1st WPIAL title since 1989
By Jason Mackey
Perhaps it’s fitting that a basketball game played between two Catholic schools came down to a little divine intervention. With 7.2 seconds left in Saturday’s …
Breaking down the WPIAL basketball finals
By Compiled By Chris Harlan
Class AAAA New Castle vs. Hampton 7 p.m. Saturday, Palumbo Center New Castle (25-0, No. 1 seed) Coach: Ralph Blundo No., Name, Pos., Ht., Yr. …
Greensburg Central Catholic boys make good on season-long promise to reach title game
By Jason Mackey
Brian Graytok and the second-seeded Greensburg Central Catholic boys basketball team had a plan this entire season. “Ever since we lost to Burrell in the …
Greensburg Tribune-Review athletes of the week: GCC’s Billy Hipp, Blairsville’s Chelsey Koren
By Andrew John
Billy Hipp School: Greensburg Central Catholic Sport: Basketball Year: Senior Claim to fame: Hipp, who is a 1,000-point scorer, scored 31 points, including three 3-pointers, …
Key 2nd-half run pushes No. 2 Burrell girls past GCC
By Bill Beckner Jr.
For the first dozen or so minutes of Tuesday’s semifinal game, the Burrell girls basketball team felt like it was looking through the wrong end …
GCC stymies Quaker Valley in quarterfinal rout
By Nathan Smith
The Greensburg Central Catholic boys basketball team has been one of the top offensive teams in Class AA this season, averaging more than 72 points. But defense was on display Saturday. The No. 2 seeded Centurions held seventh-seeded Quaker Valley to almost 33 points below its average in a 60-39 …
GCC hangs on after squandering late lead to Carlynton
By Jason Mackey
It was another close game for Greensburg Central Catholic. Also another victory. The third-seeded Centurions nearly squandered a 12-point, fourth-quarter lead but survived and pulled out a 63-61 win over No. 6 Carlynton Friday in a WPIAL Class AA quarterfinal at Baldwin. “We’ve been in a lot of situations like …
Greensburg Central Catholic hockey making strides
By Andrew John
After being unable to capture a victory a last season, the Greensburg Central Catholic hockey team has won three games this season. Although this may …
GCC survives Laurel on late 3-point shot
By Gary Horvath
Greensburg Central Catholic freshman guard Brittany Stawovy didn’t expect to play the role of playoff hero, but that’s where she found herself Tuesday. Stawovy hit a 3-pointer to give her team a 46-43 lead over Laurel with 20 seconds to play, and the Class AA No. 3 seed Centurions held …
Westmoreland County teams seeded lower than expected in WPIAL basketball playoffs
By Jason Mackey
A first-year coach, Mark Marino isn’t a stranger to the Mt. Lebanon boys basketball team. Now the coach at Hempfield, Marino’s stint as a Lycoming …

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