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Serra Catholic upbeat about season despite PIAA baseball loss

By Dave Mackall
CRESSON — Serra Catholic’s baseball season was a smashing success, even if the Eagles failed to win a state playoff game. With just five seniors on this year’s roster, coach Brian Dzurenda has expressed even higher hopes for next year. “We have such a young team, just a bunch of young guys ...
Group of WPIAL baseball teams look toward PIAA playoffs
By Dave Mackall
Armed with their top pitchers, Steel Valley and Serra Catholic managed to rally their way into the 2015 PIAA baseball playoffs with come-from-behind victories ...
McCombs tosses 1-hitter to lead Serra to PIAA tournament
By Kevin Lohman
Working fast and efficient, Serra Catholic’s Cole McCombs tossed a one-hitter to help his team defeat Bishop Canevin, 9-2, in the WPIAL Class A consolation game Tuesday at Washington & Jefferson’s Ross Memorial Park. The sophomore left-hander got ahead in the count consistently throughout the game, finishing with eight strikeouts ...
Serra Catholic baseball team tries to keep season alive
By Devon Moore
The Serra Catholic baseball team had many of its young players on the big stage for the first time in its 6-4 loss to No. ...
Senior Pitchford makes Serra track history
By Doug Gulasy
SHIPPENSBURG — Hanna Pitchford made some personal and school history Saturday afternoon. The Serra Catholic senior, making her second appearance in the PIAA Class AA track ...
Daily News spotlight athletes: East Allegheny’s Curtis Moore, Serra Catholic’s Hanna Pitchford
By Robert Stinner
Curtis Moore School: South Allegheny Class: Senior Sport: Track and field Claim to fame: Moore finished fourth in the 110-meter hurdles and earned a ...
Bishop Canevin softball capitalizes on 4 Serra miscues to secure trip to semifinals
By Kevin Lohman
After losing to Serra Catholic twice in the last month of the season, Bishop Canevin entered its WPIAL Class A softball quarterfinal against its familiar Section 5-A rival with a distinct, business-like mentality. “I think my kids were tired of losing to them,” BC coach Karen Seitz-LaFianza said. “I can guarantee ...
Serra Catholic tops Jeannette in WPIAL quarterfinals
By Karen Price
Jeannette’s first playoff run after a four-year drought ended Monday with a 4-3 loss to No. 5 Serra Catholic at Latrobe in the WPIAL Class ...
Serra baseball team hoping to get past Jeannette’s Mash
By Devon Moore
The Serra Catholic baseball players see the banners and trophies every day they walk into school to remind them of their great tradition and success. In their next playoff matchup, they will see an opponent on the mound to remind them of their most recent failures. Monday at 4 p.m. ...
Serra softball getting hot at right time
By Ed Phillipps
In order to cram in games that were rained out earlier in the year, the Serra Catholic softball team played four games in five days late in the season. During that time, the Eagles downed Bishop Canevin twice to pull ahead of the Crusaders and finish in second place in ...
West Mifflin sprinter claims 100-meter title days after losing in baseball 1st round
By Karen Price
On Tuesday, Todd Sekowski the West Mifflin baseball player suffered the disappointment of a WPIAL first-round upset loss to Montour. On Thursday, Todd Sekowski the ...
McCombs’ near no-hitter leads Serra to victory
By Ed Phillipps
While warming up for Tuesday’s WPIAL Class A first-round baseball game, Serra Catholic’s Cole McCombs bounced a few pitches in the dirt and fired a couple more high and away. When it came time to play ball, McCombs could hardly miss. The Eagles’ ace left-hander came within an out of ...
Daily News spotlight athletes: South Allegheny’s Evan Tutko, Serra Catholic’s Samantha Andrekanic
By Robert Stinner
Evan Tutko School: South Allegheny Sport: Baseball Class: Junior Claim to fame: Tutko pitched nine innings, allowing only eight hits and striking out two, in a 3-2 victory ...
Daily News spotlight athletes: Serra Catholic’s Ben Visnesky, South Allegheny’s Lindsey Cornish
By Robert Stinner
Ben Visnesky School: Serra Catholic Class: Freshman Sport: Baseball Claim to fame: Visnesky had five hits and drove in two runs to lead Serra (13-3, ...
Serra Catholic baseball team’s outburst sinks Monessen
By Dave Mackall
The Serra Catholic baseball team allowed Monessen to score a run in the first inning, then shut the door on the host Greyhounds on Tuesday ...
Daily Courier spotlight athletes: Serra Catholic’s Zac Quattrone, South Allegheny’s Carly Gobbie
By Robert Stinner
Zac Quattrone Year: Senior School: Serra Catholic Sport: Baseball Claim to fame: Quattrone struck out 14 batters and allowed only one hit to help the ...
Serra softball has high hopes in new section
By Dave Mackall
The departures of six graduated senior starters haven’t altered Serra Catholic’s approach to another winning softball season in 2015. The Eagles, who narrowly missed the WPIAL Class A playoffs a year ago with a loss to Frazier on the final day of the regular season, figure on making a run ...
Daily News Fabulous 15: Senior girls basketball players had special seasons
By Daily News Staff
Seniors dominated the 2015 Daily News Fabulous 15 girls basketball team. A total of 10 seniors were chosen, including three from WPIAL playoff team Elizabeth ...
Pitching depth has Serra Catholic baseball team optimistic
By Dave Mackall
With nearly its entire lineup returning from a WPIAL playoff qualifier, Serra Catholic is counting on bigger things on the baseball field this season. So far, pretty good. After opening the year 1-2 with a pair of one-run losses last week at a spring training stop in Alabama, Class A Serra Catholic ...
Big start carries Cal into state playoffs
By Jeff Oliver
If it is true that one man’s treasure is another man’s trash, then the start of Thursday night’s WPIAL Class A play-in bracket final between California Area and Serra Catholic was Bill Cleary’s nightmare and Chris Minerd’s fantasy. That’s because Cleary’s Eagles had an awful start to the game while Minerd’s ...
Serra Catholic girls advance to 5th-place game
By Staff Report
Katie Sieg scored 27 points and Felicia Moon added 15 to lead No. 5  Serra Catholic to a 69-40 victory over No. 9 Imani Christian in a WPIAL  Class A girls basketball  play-in game Tuesday at West Allegheny. The Eagles (15-8),  who lost to No. 4 Quigley Catholic on ...
Quigley Catholic takes down Serra Catholic girls
By Ed Phillipps
On paper, the WPIAL Class A quarterfinal matchup between Serra Catholic and Quigley Catholic looked about as evenly matched as it gets. The Spartans averaged about 58 points per game, with the Eagles right behind at 54. Both Quigley and Serra claimed a section title, and the teams were ...
Serra Catholic girls eliminate cold-shooting Geibel
By Jason Black
After Wednesday’s WPIAL Class A first-round playoff basketball game between 12th-seeded Geibel and fifth-seeded Serra Catholic, Katie Sieg could be seen clutching a box of ...
Daily News spotlight athletes: Serra Catholic’s Joe Satira, Norwin’s Alayna Gribble
By Robert Stinner
Joe Satira School: Serra Catholic Year: Senior Sport: Basketball Claim to fame: Satira scored a game-high 35 points to lead the Eagles (9-13, 4-6) to a 67-38 win over Geibel in a WPIAL Class A preliminary-round game Friday night. “Joe is a fantastic kid,” coach Vince Gibbons said. ...
Sewickley Academy edges Serra Catholic
By Staff Report
The Serra Catholic boys basketball team showed little intimidation playing the No. 1 seed Tuesday night. The Eagles trailed by one in the first quarter and 29-24 at halftime before falling to Sewickley Academy, 60-50, in the first round of the WPIAL Class A playoffs at West Allegheny. Serra Catholic trailed just ...

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