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Southmoreland plays Burgettstown in big game

By Mark King
The Southmoreland and Burgettstown varsity football teams will both enter Saturday afternoon’s Class AA Interstate Conference match-up with a lot riding on the outcome. The Scotties (2-3, 2-2) are coming off of a heartbreaking 20-13 loss to Derry. Southmoreland held a six-point lead with a little more than a minute remaining ...
Seniors hope to help Burgettstown rebound
By Les Harvath
Despite winning three games in their scholastic careers — all last year — Burgettstown’s seniors “are determined to turn it around,” said first-year coach Mark ...
High school notebook: Lombardi discusses 6 classes, heat acclimatization at WPIAL meeting
By Paul Schofield
PIAA Executive Director Dr. Robert Lombardi addressed principals and athletic directors Tuesday at the annual WPIAL meeting at the Double Tree in Green Tree. Lombardi discussed several items going on with the state’s athletics governing body, but the two topics that concerned the audience were the proposed six football ...
Burgettstown senior seeks role reversal at Class AA regionals
By Bill West
He’s made better wrestling memories in the year-plus since his sophomore season, but Burgettstown senior 120-pounder Austin McDermitt continues to cache his upset loss as ...
HS highlight reel: Playoff positions on the line
By Tribune-Review
The fates of several of boys basketball teams’ seasons hangs in the balance Friday night, when the bulk of WPIAL programs wrap up section play. Four teams from each section advance to the WPIAL playoffs, which begin next week — more than four can advance if head-to-head records fail to ...
HS highlight reel: Burgettstown also hosting wrestling this weekend
By Tribune-Review
While wrestlers from 34 schools will be attending the Allegheny County Wrestling Championships at Fox Chapel this weekend, 15 squads will make the trip west ...
Pisula rushes for 303 yards in Southmoreland’s victory over Burgettstown
By Mark Katarski
After his first carry on the game’s initial play gained 1 yard — and Southmoreland fumbled the ball away two plays later — it looked like anything but a record-setting night in store for senior running back Jake Pisula. His next 30 carries however, told a different story. Pisula tied his single-game ...
Quaker Valley sophomore wins WPIAL Class AA boys golf title
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Quaker Valley’s Chris Tanabe grew up a soccer player, a rising talent who toured the Cup circuit and appeared headed toward a promising high school ...
Burgettstown out to end losing streak
By Ed Phillipps
In order to get the big win Burgettstown has been waiting for, the players are getting larger. The Blue Devils are trying their hardest to ...
Neshannock softball advances to state semis with win over Burgettstown
By Jason Mackey
Marissa DeMatteo doesn’t consider herself a power hitter. Sure, she has some pop, but the Neshannock softball team’s junior second baseman bats at the top of the order for one reason — and it’s not putting the ball over the fence. “That’s definitely a big thing. The leadoff batter should be getting ...
Burgettstown bats too much for Frazier softball
By Jason Black
Speed at the top of the lineup proved to be a big weapon for the Burgettstown softball team in Monday’s WPIAL Class A first-round playoff ...
Southmoreland junior avenges WPIAL finals loss to claim Class AA regional title
By Bill West
JOHNSTOWN — During the PIAA Class AA Southwest Regional wrestling championship’s Parade of Champions Saturday evening, three WPIAL champs — Jefferson-Morgan’s John Demaske, South Park’s ...
Latrobe wrestling team cruises into WPIAL Class AAA final
By Paul Schofield
Canon-McMillan’s run of consecutive of WPIAL Class AAA team titles came to a crashing halt Friday at Norwin. Latrobe dominated the upper weights, received three huge ...
WPIAL golfers dominate West Regional final
By Paul Schofield
Leechburg senior Matt Barto didn’t go to Wednesday’s PIAA West Region Golf Championship at Tom’s Run Golf Course in Blairsville just to qualify for the ...
Young Burgettstown group aims to compete
By Alex Oltmanns
Burgettstown will be looking to put its 2012 campaign behind it in coach Terry Havelka’s second year at the helm. After going 0-9 last season, the ...
Burgettstown beats Frazier to advance to PIAA softball tournament
By Jason Black
For most of the 2013 season, defense has been a strong suit for the Frazier softball team. But the Commodores picked a bad time to ...
Central Valley girls golf wins state title
By Paul Schofield
YORK — The WPIAL didn’t get shut out from a gold medal at the PIAA golf championships after all. The Central Valley girls, who have won three consecutive WPIAL Class AA titles, made their first team trip to the championships a memorable one Wednesday at Heritage Hills Golf resort by easily ...
Central Catholic celebrates WPIAL boys golf championship in water hazard
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Corey O’Connor kept his promise. At the completion of play Thursday, after his team had the WPIAL Class AAA boys golf championship wrapped up, the Central ...
After 25 years with program, Terry Havelka takes over as Burgettstown head coach
By Brittany Goncar
Terry Havelka may be the new head football coach for Burgettstown High School, but he’s not new to the town. After serving as an assistant ...
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