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Class A breakdown: Teams going Bear hunting again this season chasing Clairton

By Paul Schofield
Clairton football coach Wayne Wade’s team achieved almost everything it set out to do in 2014, everything except win the PIAA Class A title. The way ...
Neshannock aims to surpass semifinals hurdle
By Alex Oltmanns
Having advanced to the WPIAL semifinals each of the last three seasons, the Neshannock football team has grown into one of the giants in Class A. But the Lancers’ last three seasons have all come to an end against the league’s eventual champion in the final four, a source of motivation ...
Gorman: Neshannock star a big hit
By Kevin Gorman
Fred Mazzocio has no reservations playing his quarterback at inside linebacker. He calls Neshannock junior Frank Antuono Jr. a “different breed.” Not many quarterbacks are ...
Central Catholic’s DeRenzo named Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Baseball Player of the Year
By Chris Harlan
PLAYER OF THE YEAR DOMENIC DERENZO Central Catholic, Senior, Catcher When Central Catholic’s season ended, Domenic DeRenzo hurried off to Martha’s Vineyard for a ...
Trib Cup: Fox Chapel, Deer Lakes, Neshannock, Sewickley Academy lead spring standings
By Alex Oltmanns
Four local schools had a little extra to celebrate at the conclusion of this year’s high school sports calendar, finishing as the top point scorers during the spring season in the Trib Total Media/WPXI High School Sports award standings. A culmination of the success across a wide range of sports, ...
Fraschetti K’s 11 to give Neshannock its second state title
By Chris Harlan
UNIVERSITY PARK — Neshannock’s Frank Fraschetti threw a three-hit shutout in Friday’s state championship. He struck out 11 in the hot afternoon sun, a dominant ...
Previewing the 2015 PIAA baseball and softball championships
By Compiled By  trib Total Media
Below is a look at the PIAA baseball and softball championship games involving WPIAL teams. Class AAA baseball Knoch vs. Abington Heights Noon ...
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Neshannock’s Rich Serignese, Trinity’s Olivia Gray
By Alex Oltmanns
Rich Serignese School: Neshannock Year: Junior Sport: Baseball Claim to fame: In a PIAA quarterfinal win Thursday, Serignese held Steel Valley to just one earned ...
Colucci powers Neshannock to win, berth in PIAA title game
By Chris Harlan
In between pitches, Neshannock coach Mike Kirkwood also tossed a few barbs at his cleanup hitter. Maybe senior Don Colucci would need a pinch hitter ...
PIAA baseball semifinals preview: Shaler getting set to hit the road again
By Bill Hartlep
The PIAA hasn’t done Shaler any favors over the past week, but you won’t hear the Titans complaining. On Thursday, they traveled 1 hour, 45 ...
WPIAL champion Neshannock routs Steel Valley in state quarterfinals
By Dave Mackall
With the PIAA baseball playoffs moving closer to the championship round, Neshannock coach Mike Kirkwood hopes the Lancers are peaking at the right time. It sure ...
Gorman: Neshannock’s hero at the hot corner
By Kevin Gorman
After Frank Fraschetti struck out with the bases loaded, he turned to see Jason Swope in the on-deck circle. “I saw Jason coming up and ...
Neshannock shuts out Quaker Valley to capture WPIAL championship
By Chris Harlan
Before he took the mound, Frank Fraschetti took the mic. Neshannock’s starting pitcher, on the team’s bus headed to Washington’s Consol Energy Park, had something ...
Previewing the the 2015 WPIAL baseball championships
By Chris Harlan
Breaking down the 2015 WPIAL baseball championships: CLASS AAAA Norwin vs. Central Catholic 5 p.m. Wednesday, Consol Energy Park No. ...
Neshannock pulls past Steel Valley, reaches WPIAL baseball finals
By Kevin Lohman
For the first time since 2012, Neshannock will be playing for the WPIAL Class AA championship. It was a team performance for the Lancers (15-5), with eight of the team’s nine batters recording hits and seven players chalking up an RBI to defeat defending champ Steel Valley, 10-2, in the semifinals ...
Softball strikeout specialists prove to be game changers in WPIAL
By Bill Hartlep
It wasn’t long ago that a talented pitcher led Yough to a WPIAL softball championship. With a mix of power and finesse, Nicole Sleith struck out ...
Breaking down the 2015 WPIAL softball playoffs
By Bill Hartlep
A preview of the 2015 WPIAL softball playoffs: CLASS AAAA Defending champion: Shaler The favorite: Hempfield topped No. 2 seed North Allegheny, 7-0, Wednesday night ...
Sebastiani’s hot shooting leads GCC boys to PIAA victory
By Paul Schofield
If Greensburg Central Catholic senior Romano Sebastiani had his choice, he wouldn’t mind if the PIAA played the rest of his team’s playoff games at ...
Sebastiani leads Greensburg CC with clutch second half
By Bill West
He drew the foul a few feet above the 3-point line with less than a minute left in Monday’s WPIAL Class AA quarterfinal, but Greensburg Central Catholic senior guard Romano Sebastiani still felt the need to continue his drive into the paint and playfully toss the ball toward the hoop. ...
Trib Cup: Despite injuries, Neshannock girls off to strong start
By Brian Graham
It may be common to think this time of year is flu season. For the Neshannock girls basketball team and coach Luann Grybowski, the injury bug attacked the program very early on. Before the regular season even started, Grybowski lost three senior starters — Tayler Grybowski, Stephanie Paris and Marissa DeMatteo ...
Wade scores 6 TDs, including OT winner, to lead Clairton past Neshannock
By Mark Kaboly
There was no mercy rule. There was no putting up points at an embarrassing rate. Neshannock was having none of that during Friday’s WPIAL Class A ...
Gorman: Neshannock wants WIN
By Kevin Gorman
Fred Mozzocio brought a motto to Neshannock in the form of an acronym that was foreign to its football program. WIN: What’s Important Now. That’s why Mozzocio sees no need to mention that Clairton has won more WPIAL championships (10) than Neshannock has playoff appearances (seven) before their Class A semifinal. “Our ...
WPIAL Class A semifinal capsule: Clairton vs. Neshannock
By Dave Mackall
class A SEMIFINALS NO. 2 CLAIRTON (11-0) vs. No. 3 NESHANNOCK (11-0)  7:30 p.m. Friday at Canon-McMillan Stadium Clairton and Neshannock are the top ...
Neshannock dumps Jeannette, 46-32, in WPIAL Class A quarterfinals
By George Guido
Making the semifinals is becoming a habit for Neshannock. The Lancers earned a spot in the WPIAL Class A semifinals for the third consecutive season by ...
Neshannock proving it is a perennial Class A power, not just a novelty
By Bill West
Third-year Neshannock coach Fred Mozzocio likened his football program to Dr. Seuss’  “Whoville,” because even with a 29-5 record since the start of the 2012 ...

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