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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
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
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 …
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. …

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