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Daily News spotlight athletes: Serra Catholic’s Sam Almeter, TJ’s Allie Yurkovich

By Robert Stinner
Sam Almeter Class: Senior School: Serra Catholic Sport: Soccer Claim to fame: Almeter helped the Eagles to a 13-5 overall record and a second-place finish …
Serra Catholic boys soccer team loses WPIAL 1st-round game to Avonworth, 1-0
By Ray Judy
Avonworth may be playing its best soccer of the season, and it couldn’t come at a better time. The No. 9-seeded Antelopes got a goal …
Senior RBs help Leechburg snaps 5-game losing streak
By William Whalen
Leechburg didn’t waste any time in ending its five-game losing streak Friday night. Senior running backs Jake Gard and Quinten Burtick each rushed for 147 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Blue Devils past Eastern Conference rival Serra Catholic, 61-25, in front of a senior night crowd at Veterans …
Serra Catholic hockey team begins slow climb
By Brian Graham
There are a few glaring differences from last season’s Serra Catholic hockey team. Serra graduated two seniors, so players are more mature and experienced on the ice and in the dressing room. Coach Dennis Tokarski, who missed a portion of last season with an illness, is back on the bench. …
Wade gains 275 yards on 7 carries as No. 2 Clairton routs Serra
By Josh Yohe
Schools often attempt to schedule homecoming opponents that will result in a sure win. Serra Catholic opted for a different approach. No. 2 Clairton rolled …
EF golf team model of consistency
By Dave Mackall
In his three years as boys golf coach at Elizabeth Forward, Chris Weibl has seen the Warriors develop some consistent mastery of that little white ball. On Tuesday, he’ll be wishing for a little something extra from his team at the WPIAL team golf championships. Elizabeth Forward, 14-2 and champion …
Riverview rebounds from 72-0 loss with shutout of Serra Catholic
By Doug Gulasy
Riverview found plenty of inspiration for its game Friday night against Serra Catholic. Buoyed by their annual night game at Riverside Park, and motivated by …
Daily News Spotlight Athletes: Eduardo Francato and Rebecca Manns
By Robert Stinner
Eduardo Francato School: Serra Class: Senior Sport: Soccer Claim to fame: Francato, an international student from Sao Paolo, Brazil, has scored 19 goals to help …
Serra girls making final push for postseason berth
By Dave Mackall
With just a week left in the regular season, Serra Catholic continues to fight for a berth in the WPIAL girls soccer playoffs under first-year coach Ashley Dorn. The Eagles, 1-0 losers in double overtime in a nonsection game Thursday at Bishop Canevin, are a half-game behind Chartiers-Houston for the …
Serra Catholic volleyball team sets sights on 1st-place Canevin
By Kevin Lohman
Last season, the Serra Catholic girls volleyball team went 12-0 in Section 2-A and earned a spot in the WPIAL Class A playoffs. The Eagles were eliminated in the quarterfinals by eventual WPIAL champion Bishop Canevin. After section realignment, the two heavyweight programs are jostling for position as Section 2-A …
Pevarnik makes instant impact in return for Greensburg CC in win over Serra
By Ray Judy
It didn’t take long for Greensburg Central Catholic’s Brian Pevarnik to get comfortable Friday night after missing two games with an ankle injury. The junior running back scored on his first two touches as the No. 7 Centurions (3-2, 3-1) shut out host Serra (0-5, 0-4), 48-0, in a Class …
Daily News Q&A: Serra Catholic’s Jason Cerniglia
By Dave Mackall
The arrival of quarterback Jason Cerniglia to the Serra Catholic football camp was supposed to have added another dimension to the struggling Eagles’ attack. Turns …
Daily News spotlight athletes: Serra Catholic’s Joe Vecchio, Elizabeth Forward’s Sarah LaVelle
By Robert Stinner
Joe Vecchio School: Serra Catholic Class: Sophomore Sport: Golf Claim to fame: Vecchio shot an 80 in the Section 7-AA qualifier at South Park Golf …
West Greene outlasts Serra Catholic in 4 overtimes
By David Whipkey
Sometimes, memorable games come from the most unlikely of places, between the most unlikely of teams. Friday night’s contest between previously winless West Greene and still winless Serra Catholic proved to be an early candidate for game of the year in WPIAL Class A as the host Pioneers gutted out …
Serra boys soccer preps for early-season clash
By Kevin Ritchart
The Section 1-A championship won’t be decided September, but the winner of Tuesday’s game between Serra Catholic and Winchester Thurston at Founders Field in Cheswick …
Spotlight athletes: Elizabeth Forward’s Ryan Lee, Serra’s Katie Sieg
By Robert Stinner and Brian Graham
Ryan Lee School: Elizabeth Forward Year: Sophomore Sport: Soccer Claim to fame: Lee made three saves to help the Warriors (2-2, 1-1) to a 3-0 …
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Baldwin’s Austin Vertullo, Serra Catholic’s Katie Sieg
By Staff Reports
Austin Vertullo School: Baldwin Year: Senior Sport: Soccer Claim to fame: Vertullo scored four goals in helping the Highlanders cruise past Carrick in Section 4-AAA …
No. 7 Jeannette sprints past Serra Catholic
By Wes Crosby
Jeannette cruised to its second straight Eastern Conference victory to start the season with a 53-14 win over host Serra Catholic on Friday night. The No. 7 Jayhawks built a 46-0 halftime lead using several quick scoring strikes, including drives of 5, 9 and 16 seconds. The Jayhawks’ longest scoring …
Springdale eases past Serra
By Ray Judy
Springdale had Serra on Lock-down Friday night. The Dynamos, behind senior Adam Lock, defeated host Serra, 41-7, in a Class A Eastern Conference matchup. Everything seemed to be working according to plan for Springdale. Lock, who moved from tight end to halfback after last season to get more touches, quickly …
Lack of depth a concern for Serra Catholic
By Dave Mackall 9:11 p.m.
Another long football season for Serra Catholic in Tony St. Angelo’s first year as head coach left him eager for a quick return to the …
Key injury to pivotal starter forces Serra Catholic to regroup
By Dave Mackall
From the outside, the outlook grew dim at Serra Catholic with the loss of senior quarterback Zac Quattrone, who underwent successful surgery Tuesday to repair …
Daily News spotlight athletes: Steel Valley’s Brandon Donovan, Serra Catholic’s Hannah Pitchford
By Robert Stinner
Brandon Donovan School: Steel Valley Class: Junior Sport: Baseball Claim to fame: Donovan tossed a one-hitter with 15 strikeouts and also homered and had four …
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Trinity Christian’s Tyler Carter, Serra Catholic’s Hannah Pitchford
By Brian Graham
Tyler Carter School: Trinity Christian Year: Sophomore Sport: Track and field Claim to fame: Carter won the WPIAL Class AA long jump and triple jump …
Riverview strikes early, beats Serra Catholic in 1st round
By Mark Kaboly
Riverview didn’t know much about Serra ace Cole McCombs besides that he was a freshman and he was a pretty good pitcher. Not being fully …
Serra Catholic beats West Greene to keep playoff hopes alive
By Dave Mackall
It wasn’t long after Serra Catholic and Frazier finished their softball games Tuesday that Serra coach Mike Elko’s phone began to heat up. “You wouldn’t believe how my phone started getting pounded with text messages from former players and parents and coaches and umpires saying, ‘You better beat Frazier,’ ” …

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