Gorman: Avonworth’s Pappas pulls double duty By Kevin Gorman
Cole Pappas knows the frantic feeling that accompanies a game-winning kick.
“You have a nervous breakdown before you take those kicks,” Pappas said. “It’s crazy what your mind does to you.”
The Avonworth senior, who splits his time between kicking for the football team and starring at center midfielder in soccer, ...
Gorman: A ridiculous rule for golf By Kevin Gorman
Where Katie Carlson was playing golf Tuesday at Rolling Hills Country Club, her sister Caroline was running a cross country meet on the rolling hills at Northgate.
What a shame that the WPIAL Class AA championship included one and excluded the other, all because of a ridiculous rule.
Because Avonworth doesn’t ...
Big plays decisive as Avonworth downs Shenango By Brian Duermeyer
Avonworth’s pass-first offense continued to produce big plays in a 28-20 victory over visiting Shenango on Friday.
Senior quarterback Zach Chandler completed 16 of 30 passes ...
Trib Cup: Avonworth girls volleyball off to quick start By Alex Oltmanns
With just over two weeks left in the 2014 regular season, the Avonworth girls volleyball team was a longshot to qualify for the WPIAL Class A playoffs.
But after winning four of their last five games to end the regular season, the Antelopes advanced to the postseason, where they defeated ...
WPIAL denies rule change requested by Avonworth golfers By Chris Harlan
The WPIAL board denied a request from two Avonworth golfers that would have let both qualify for the girls championship.
Avonworth does not have a girls golf team, so the school can enter only one competitor in the girls section qualifier. Avonworth requested relief from that PIAA policy for sisters Caroline ...
High school notebook: WPIAL honors scholar-athletes By George Guido
The vastly expanded WPIAL scholar-athlete luncheon Monday included 20 individuals who received $1,000 each in scholarship money to their chosen colleges.
The program honored two or four athletes in its previous 23 years.
Girls receiving scholarships at the Green Tree DoubleTree hotel were Maria Fleck (Mohawk), Madeline Holmberg (Hempfield), Victoria Kocsuta (Montour), ...
High school notebook: Franklin Regional coach, wrestlers honored nationally By Tribune-Review
Franklin Regional wrestling coach Eric Mausser on Tuesday was named the All-USA Wrestling Coach of the Year by USA Today. The eighth-year coach led the Panthers to a second straight PIAA title.
He also coached five state finalists, including All-USA first-team selections Spencer Lee and Michael Kemerer and ...
WPIAL Class A notebook: Clairton climbs all-time title list By George Guido
Clairton’s victory brought the school its 11th WPIAL football title. That ties New Castle for second on the all-time WPIAL championship list. Aliquippa is tops with 15 titles.
• The 46 points scored by the Bears marks the second time in WPIAL history that a team has gone over ...
Gorman: Wasko fulfills ’Lopes hopes By Kevin Gorman
As Avonworth’s fullback, Brandon Wasko had to overcome an impactful injury in front of him while dealing with a devastating death behind him.
Wasko made three pivotal plays in the final minutes of Avonworth’s 28-21 victory over top-seeded Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic to complete what he calls “the game of ...