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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 ...
Sebastiani’s hot shooting leads GCC boys to PIAA victory
By Paul Schofield
If Greensburg Central Catholic senior Romano Sebastiani had his choice, he wouldn’t mind if the PIAA played the rest of his team’s playoff games at ...
Greensburg Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Hempfield’s Sam Krivus, Greensburg C.C.’s Nikki Adisey
By Andrew John
Sam Krivus School: Hempfield Sport: Wrestling Year: Senior Claim to fame: Krivus (43-0), a Virginia recruit, defeated Penn-Trafford’s Cameron Coy, 1-0, to capture the ...
Seton-La Salle stuns Greensburg CC on buzzer-beating basket
By Paul Schofield
All Seton-La Salle senior Cassidy Walsh wanted was a chance. After Greensburg Central Catholic sophomore Brittany Stawovy hit a jumper with 2.5 seconds left to give ...
Greensburg Central Catholic humbles District 5 champion Chestnut Ridge, 65-34
By Dave Mackall
JOHNSTOWN — Greensburg Central Catholic got a late start for its PIAA Class AA first-round boys basketball playoff game Saturday. The team’s chartered bus became disabled at the school. A replacement bus was brought in and encountered a malfunction that required a brief delay en route to Pitt-Johnstown, where the Centurions ...
Aliquippa boys run away from Greensburg Central Catholic in semifinals
By Paul Schofield
In a blink of an eye, No. 1 Aliquippa turned a close game into a rout late in the third quarter of Wednesday’s WPIAL Class ...
Sebastiani leads Greensburg CC with clutch second half
By Bill West
He drew the foul a few feet above the 3-point line with less than a minute left in Monday’s WPIAL Class AA quarterfinal, but Greensburg Central Catholic senior guard Romano Sebastiani still felt the need to continue his drive into the paint and playfully toss the ball toward the hoop. ...
Greensburg Central Catholic’s Uhrin claims WPIAL gold in butterfly
By Kevin Lohman
After capturing a bronze medal at last season’s meet, Greensburg Central Catholic swimmer Brian Uhrin entered this season’s WPIAL Class AA championships hunting for gold. On ...
Penn-Trafford girls awarded No. 1 seed
By Paul Schofield
Penn-Trafford’s girls basketball team surprised many last season by winning the WPIAL Class AAAA title as the No. 7 seed. The Warriors (21-1) won’t be sneaking ...
Experience paying off for 6-time section champion Greensburg C.C. boys
By Karen Price
Despite returning only one starter from last year’s WPIAL Class AA runner-up boys basketball team, Greensburg Central Catholic is in a familiar spot heading into ...
No. 3 Greensburg Central Catholic ends top-ranked Burrell’s section winning streak
By Bill West
A sheet of paper with the score from the last game between Burrell and Greensburg Central Catholic’s girls basketball teams hung on the front of ...
No. 3 Greensburg Central Catholic hoping to avenge losses to No. 1 Burrell
By Ed Phillipps
The Greensburg Central Catholic girls basketball team is riding a five-game winning streak, but a recent losing skid is on the minds of players and ...
No. 3 Greensburg CC routs youthful East Allegheny
By Dave Mackall
For No. 3 Greensburg Central Catholic, it was just another victory. The once-beaten Centurions never trailed Friday night at East Allegheny, routing the Wildcats, 84-44, ...
High school coaches critical of new hand-check rule
By Chris Harlan
With their hands held behind their backs, the Beaver Falls boys basketball team honed its new defensive style. The team moved its legs but not its ...
Burrell beats Greensburg Central Catholic behind Bordonaro and Myers
By Bill Beckner Jr.
With “Crosby and Malkin” leading the way, Burrell’s girls basketball team continued its regular-season dominance, both in section play and at home. And in the process, ...
GCC girls expect more after reaching WPIAL semifinals last year
By Andrew John
The Greensburg Central Catholic girls basketball team reached the WPIAL Class AA final four a season ago without any seniors on the roster. Needless to say, ...
WPIAL runner-up Greensburg Central Catholic boys have ‘gaps to fill’
By Andrew John
With an experienced team last season, Greensburg Central Catholic advanced to the WPIAL Class AA boys basketball championship at Palumbo Center before suffering a heart-wrenching ...
Greensburg Tribune-Review athletes of the week: GCC’s Romano Sebastiani, Hempfield’s Leah Knizner
By Andrew John
Romano Sebastiani School: Greensburg Central Catholic Sport: Basketball Year: Senior Claim to fame: Sebastiani, the lone returning starter for the WPIAL Class AA runners-up, finished ...
3 sets of siblings help Greensburg Central Catholic volleyball achieve championship success
By Kevin Lohman
It was a dream season for Rachel Moore, Leah Bisignani, Megan Stunja and the Greensburg Central Catholic girls volleyball team. The trio of seniors helped ...
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 ...

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