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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 …
Pevarnik’s scoring binge leads GCC to 15-12 victory over Monessen
By Paul Schofield
Brian Pevarnik made sure Greensburg Central Catholic’s return to Class A was successful. The 6-foot junior scored two touchdowns and kicked a game-winning 26-yard field …
GCC boys soccer begins new season with young, ambitious coach
By Brian Graham
The Greensburg Central Catholic boys soccer team’s dismal fourth-place finish in Section 1-A and 7-10 record led to offseason changes with hopes of turning the …
H.S. Picks ‘tunes’ up for new season
By H.s. Picks
H.S. Picks, the Tribune-Review ace high school football prognosticator, has been heard around the sports department humming popular songs. When one of his colleagues heard him trying to hum the “Selfie” song, he yelled at Picks to stop. Another writer called out the other writer and told him he was …
GCC, Monessen matchup to feature contrasting styles
By Paul Schofield
When No. 5 Greensburg Central Catholic plays host to No. 9 Monessen Friday to kick off the 2014 season, it will be a game of …
WPIAL coaches, quarterbacks have concerns about using newly approved footballs
By Paul Schofield
South Fayette quarterback Brett Brumbaugh tossed around a lot of different footballs this summer — the Nike, the Wilson GST and the Spalding SB1. But …
GCC girls soccer confident it will contend for 3rd PIAA title despite graduations
By Bill West
Senior forward Megan Shearson imagines what the Class A teams around the WPIAL whisper about Greensburg Central Catholic’s chances of three-peating as PIAA girls soccer …
Greensburg C.C. looking for playmakers to step up
By Paul Schofield
If there is one area of the Greensburg Central Catholic football team that coach Dan Mahoney can point to as a strength, it’s the team’s …
Class A breakdown: WPIAL realignment shakes up conferences
By Paul Schofield
There will be a new look for the WPIAL’s smallest classification in 2014. Numerous changes had the WPIAL move teams around to new conferences in …
Sister tandem returns to lead Greensburg C.C. tennis
By Andrew Erickson
The Kluska sisters of Greensburg Central Catholic admit they’re opposites, but they manage to complement each other well. In workouts like the Centurions’ Thursday practice …
After excelling at Big 26 all-star game, GCC’s Liberatore makes college decision
By Kevin Lohman
July was a big month for Greensburg Central Catholic pitcher Collin Liberatore. First, the rising senior shined in helping Team Pennsylvania sweep Team Maryland in …
GCC senior to play in Big 26 baseball game
By Kevin Lohman
Greensburg Central Catholic pitcher and middle-infielder Collin Liberatore, a rising senior, has been selected to represent Pennsylvania in the third annual Big 26 Baseball Classic, …
Norwin’s J.J. Matijevic named Greensburg Tribune-Review Baseball Player of the Year
By Paul Schofield
PLAYER OF THE YEAR J.J. Matijevic Norwin, senior, shortstop It was quite a senior season for Norwin shortstop J.J. Matijevic. He finished as the WPIAL’s …
Alle-Kiski Valley high school notebook: Valley coach Colosimo inducted into PSFCA Hall of Fame
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Muzzy Colosimo, speechless? It almost happened when the new Valley football coach had his greatest honor bestowed on him last weekend — a spot in …
High school notebook: PIAA passes mixed-gender rule
By Staff Reports
The days of boys playing girls sports at area high schools is likely over. The PIAA announced Friday its decision to approve a mixed-gender participation by-law that will, according to PIAA executive director Bob Lombardi, “expand opportunity for female athletes, protect the ideals of fair competition and conserve the health …
Clemente Jr., ex-Steeler Ward honor WPIAL’s most positive athletes
By Gary Horvath
The Senator John Heinz History Center was host to the third annual Western Pennsylvania Positive High School Athlete Awards on Saturday. The event, put on …

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