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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
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,’ ” …
Steel Valley leads area baseball teams seeking section titles
By Mark Kaboly
With a little more than a week left in the baseball season, there are only four undefeated teams left in the WPIAL, including Steel Valley. …
Daily News spotlight athletes: Elizabeth Forward’s Ryan Wardropper, Serra Catholic’s Witney Larko
By Robert Stinner
Ryan Wardropper School: Elizabeth Forward Year: Senior Sport: Baseball Claim to fame: Wardropper pitched Elizabeth Forward (6-5, 3-3) to a 5-3 victory over Section 3-AAA …
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Serra Catholic’s Cole McCombs, West Mifflin’s Paige Flore
By Brian Graham
Cole McCombs School: Serra Catholic Year: Freshman Sport: Baseball Claim to fame: Combs tossed a no-hitter and struck out 14 to lead the Eagles to …
Serra Catholic freshman hurls 1-hitter in victory
By Mark Kaboly
“The ol’ Wichita pickoff play” is real, even though it could easily be mistaken for a scene out of a poorly thought out and clichéd baseball movie. Still, that didn’t prevent Serra Catholic coach Brian Dzurenda to give the unusual trick play (a fake pickoff attempt at second base where …
Serra pitcher no-hits Hounds
By Dave Mackall
For a high school freshman, Cole McCombs is looking like an upperclassman. And a pretty good one, at that. McCombs pitched a no-hitter Wednesday to …
Serra freshman tosses no-hitter to down Monessen
By Dave Mackall
For a high school freshman, Cole McCombs is looking like an upperclassman. And a pretty good one, at that. McCombs pitched a no-hitter Wednesday to lead No. 4 Serra Catholic to a 4-0 victory over visiting Monessen in a WPIAL Section 2-A game. McCombs (2-1) struck out 14 and walked …
Serra softball looking to take next step in postseason
By Dave Mackall
Mike Elko came to Serra Catholic in 2010 with the plan of jump-starting a softball program that hasn’t advanced past the second round of the …
Allderdice blanks sloppy Serra Catholic in baseball opener
By Mark Kaboly
Knowing Brian Dzurenda’s passion for baseball, you can imagine how difficult it was for the Serra Catholic coach to have the season-opener postponed three times …
Roundball Classic rosters loaded with Daily News area players
By Staff Reports
The Roundball Classic All-Star basketball game will have a distinct local flavor this year. Six girls and seven boys have been selected to take part in the annual event scheduled for April 12 at Geneva College. Thomas Jefferson’s Charlie Scharbo, Steel Valley’s Ajan Smith, Elizabeth Forward’s Jaquaun Davidson and West …
Fabulous 15: PIAA qualifiers Serra, Elizabeth Forward well-represented
By Mark Kaboly
It wasn’t really a banner year for girls basketball in the area when considering the storied past of the sport in the Mon-Yough area. There …
Freshman ace leads Serra Catholic baseball team with high hopes
By Mark Kaboly
It just doesn’t seem fair. No high school baseball program should be blessed with a once-in-a-lifetime pitcher twice, let alone two years apart, but freshman …
Daily News spotlight athletes: Elizabeth Forward’s Kameron Faychak, Serra Catholic’s Hannah Schorr
By Robert Stinner
Kameron Faychak Year: Senior School: Elizabeth Forward Sport: Swimming Claim to fame: Faychak finished second in the 100-meter breaststroke at the WPIAL Class AA finals …
Serra loses heartbreaker in PIAA second round
By Mark Kaboly 9:46 p.m.
JOHNSTOWN — Layups, midrange jumpers, 3-pointers — it didn’t matter what type of shots Serra Catholic attempted in its PIAA Class A second-round game against …

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