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Led by Kittanning’s Nolf, 3 locals win Class AA state wrestling titles

By Bill West
HERSHEY — A force on the mat like few to ever come through the WPIAL, Kittanning senior Jason Nolf showcased one of his other great …
9 WPIAL wrestlers hope to finish season unbeaten
By Bill West
Not all that different from their peers, nine particular WPIAL wrestlers begin the PIAA individual championships Thursday at Hershey’s Giant Center with their minds set …
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 …
Burrell sends 4 to PIAA semifinals
By Bill West
Burrell junior heavyweight Al Beattie advanced to the semifinals of the PIAA Class AA Southwest Regional Championships without wrestling for even a second Friday at …
Class AAA swimmers knock off 6 records in WPIAL championships
By Jason Mackey
First came the North Allegheny girls, a few minutes into the WPIAL swimming and diving championships. Then it was Upper St. Clair, equally as dominant …
North Allegheny girls again favored to win WPIAL swimming championship
By Jason Mackey
Jacquelyn Du wants the North Allegheny girls swimming and diving team to focus on its own times during Thursday and Friday’s WPIAL championships. With as …
Kittanning wrestler Nolf wins 4th WPIAL individual crown
By Bill West
The crowd of at least 1,500 at Chartiers Valley High School roared louder than at any other point Saturday night as the PA announcer rattled …
South Fayette’s Carr seeks to follow brothers’ footsteps at WPIAL Class AA wrestling championships
By Bill West
South Fayette’s Carr clan has placed itself firmly among the ranks of recent powerhouse wrestling families in WPIAL Class AA. Nick Carr, a 2011 South …
South Fayette’s Zombek, Mohawk’s Stelter defend WPIAL diving titles
By Kevin Lohman
Prior to his final dive, South Fayette senior Stephen Zombek stepped onto the diving board, looked to the crowd and flashed a smile in the direction of his parents and girlfriend. He knew he had the WPIAL Class AA boys diving title in the bag. “I knew going into my …
Elizabeth Forward ousts South Fayette in WPIAL Class AAA playoffs
By Jason Mackey
It won’t be one-and-done for the Elizabeth Forward boys basketball team this season. Austin Matta scored 12 points, and George Prota added 10 as the fourth-seeded Warriors sneaked past No. 13 South Fayette, 47-40, in a WPIAL Class AAA first-round game Tuesday at Canon-McMillan. Elizabeth Forward moved into the quarterfinals, …
South Fayette stymies Greensburg Salem in Class AAA preliminary game
By Paul Schofield
It’s tough to win basketball games when you can’t make shots. Fortunately for South Fayette, it had Nick McKee. The 5-foot-10 junior guard was the only player on the floor for either team to consistently make shots in the first half. This came from a player who hadn’t practiced in …
South Fayette athletes sign their letters of intent
By Nathan Smith
It is easy to see the success of the South Fayette athletic programs over the past year: four WPIAL team champions, one PIAA champion and …
Franklin Regional to face Latrobe in PIAA wrestling final
By Paul Schofield
HERSHEY – It will be an all-WPIAL, Westmoreland County and Section 1 final at the PIAA Class AAA team wrestling championship on Saturday. That’s because …
WPIAL Class AAA teams advance at PIAA wrestling
By Paul Schofield
HERSHEY — It was quite an opening-round performance for the three WPIAL teams at the PIAA Class AAA team championships Thursday. Franklin Regional and Latrobe …
Top 10 Western Pennsylvania recruits for the Class of 2015
By Chris Harlan
The top 10 Western Pennsylvania recuits for the Class of 2015, as picked by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: 1. Jordan Whitehead, Central Valley (above) 5-foot-11, 180 …
Franklin Regional, Burrell capture WPIAL wrestling titles
By Paul Schofield and Bill West
Those named Josh Shields at the WPIAL team wrestling championships Saturday left Chartiers Valley High School with titles. Josh Shields, a junior wrestler for Franklin …
Burrell edges South Fayette for 8th consecutive WPIAL Class AA team wrestling title
By Bill West
When Burrell’s WPIAL Class AA team wrestling championship streak began in 2007, Dillan Jeffery had only recently reached the age where he could start rolling …
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 …
South Fayette girls basketball continues to grow up
By Nathan Smith
How inconsistent has the South Fayette girls basketball team been this season? “I told the team that our inconsistency keeps me up at night sometimes,” …
1st-year coaches hope to carry on winning ways for Canon-Mac, Burrell
By Paul Schofield
It didn’t take long for Canon-McMillan wrestling coach Jason Cardillo to learn about the rich tradition at the Washington County school. Even though he graduated …
From the gridiron to the mat: South Fayette continues dominance
By Nathan Smith
South Fayette was riding high after the football team captured the PIAA state title on Dec. 15 in a 41-0 blowout of Imhotep Charter. But …
HS Buzz: South Fayette’s Brumbaugh, North Catholic’s Long honored
By Staff Reports
Two of the WPIAL’s top championship performers were honored this week with selection to the MaxPreps All-American Football Team. Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic senior lineman Ryan Long (6-foot-2, 250) was named first-team offense for the small schools team, and South Fayette junior quarterback Brett Brumbaugh (6-4, 200) — the Pittsburgh …
Starters on South Fayette’s football team shining after quick shift to wrestling
By Bill West
Whereas most of his opponents used the third weekend of December to compete in or prepare for an individual wrestling tournament — the first or …
South Fayette swim team lapping the competition
By Nathan Smith
After finishing the 2012-13 season with a WPIAL title, the South Fayette girls swim team has picked up where it left off. The defending Class …
HS Buzz: WPIAL wrestling Century Club getting crowded
By Staff Reports
Fourteen WPIAL wrestlers entered this season with more than 100 wins. Eight more joined the Century Club before this weekend’s tournaments — Waynesburg’s AC Headlee (101 wins), North Hills’ Jonathan Avon (102), South Fayette’s Grant Fetchet (103), Chartiers-Houston’s Richie McGinnis (106), Canon-McMillan’s Dalton Macri (108), Valley’s Pat Dewitt (108) and …

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