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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 …
Record misleading for Greensburg Central Catholic boys lacrosse
By Gary Horvath 8:55 p.m.
Numbers can be deceiving. At first glance, the Greensburg Central Catholic boys lacrosse team has had a down season, but that’s a matter of perspective. …
GCC’s Crouse, Kiski Area’s Kennedy honored at scholar-athlete banquet
By Paul Schofield 3:58 p.m.
There are a lot of similarities between the 2014 winners of the Excellence Award at the 58th annual Westmoreland County Scholar Athlete banquet. Not only …
GCC girls lacrosse making strides
By Andrew John
While facing top competition in the area, the Greensburg Central Catholic girls lacrosse team has shown perseverance and overall improvement by winning its first game …
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 …

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