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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 ...
Neshannock again hopes to contend for WPIAL title
By Dave Schrecengost
Neshannock has been one of the best teams in Class A in recent years, reaching the semifinals of the WPIAL playoffs in the past two ...
Canon-McMillan’s Olivia Lorusso named Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Softball Player of the Year
By Jason Mackey
Player of the Year OLIVIA LORUSSO CANON-MCMILLAN, SENIOR, THIRD BASE Olivia Lorusso has done it all. In four years at Canon-McMillan, the Robert Morris recruit ...
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Seneca Valley’s Matt Rafferty, Neshannock’s Madison Shaffer
By Brian Graham
Matt Rafferty School: Seneca Valley Year: Senior Sport: Baseball Claim to fame: Rafferty went 2 for 3 with a sacrifice and drove in one ...
WPIAL softball teams learn pitching trumps all in deep playoff runs
By Jason Mackey
Shaler softball coach Skip Palmer was eating breakfast at Eat ‘n Park with his assistant coaches Tuesday morning when talk turned to a topic many ...
Late rally not enough for Neshannock in PIAA semifinals
By Jason Mackey
When No. 9 hitter Jenna DeLuca crushed a game-tying, three-run home run in the bottom of the seventh inning Monday, Neshannock softball coach Tracy Kimmel ...
Morgan, Greensburg Salem softball team are thriving in postseason
By Paul Schofield
Greensburg Salem softball coach Jody Morgan admits she’s a little surprised her team has advanced to Monday’s PIAA Class AAA  semifinals. But she’s not complaining. In ...
HS buzz: Baseball stars set to face off Sunday
By Staff Reports
Many of the area’s top players will take the field at Kelly Automotive Park in Butler on Sunday for the annual WPIAL Baseball Coaches Association All-Star doubleheader. At 1 p.m., a team of Class A all-stars will play a group from Class AA, and the Class AAAA vs. Class AAA game ...
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 ...
Baseball, softball teams look to regroup after WPIAL playoff letdowns
By Jason Mackey
Give Blackhawk baseball coach Bob Amalia a choice, and the decision is easy. WPIAL or PIAA championship? Amalia’s taking the latter. “If you’re out of state and you told someone you won your district, they might think that’s good, but they don’t know how many teams are in your district,” Amalia said. ...
Neshannock rallies to win 2nd straight WPIAL Class A softball title
By George Guido
A one-hour, 26-minute rain delay wasn’t enough to stop a five-run Neshannock rally in the fifth inning of Thursday’s WPIAL Class A softball title game. The ...
Breaking down the WPIAL softball championships
By Compiled By Jason Mackey 2:25 p.m.
Class AAAA Canon-McMillan vs. Shaler 7 p.m. Thursday, Cal (Pa.) No. 1 Canon-McMillan (18-3) Coach: Michele Moeller No. Name Pos. Yr. 0 Linda Rush SS So. 34 Brittney Crawford LF Fr. 13 Abby McCartney CF Jr. 8 Olivia Lorusso 3B Sr. 21 Giorgiana Zeremenko C Sr. 18 Ally ...
Breaking down the WPIAL baseball playoffs
By Chris Harlan
Class AAAA THE FAVORITE Hempfield won Section 2, likely the strongest Class AAAA section this season, with an offense led by OF ...
Breaking down the WPIAL softball playoffs
By Bill Hartlep
Class AAAA DEFENDING CHAMPION  Canon-McMillan THE FAVORITE Canon-McMillan has averaged more than 11 runs per game and if the bats continue to produce — the Big ...
Softball coaches finding keys to championship success
By Gary Horvath
Riverside softball coach Pam McCarty didn’t miss a beat when asked the secret to building a winning program. “If you surround yourself with the right ...
Breaking down the PIAA boys basketball playoffs
By Compiled By Chris Harlan
Class AAAA WPIAL/City League: New Castle (26-0), Hampton (22-4), Kiski Area (17-6), North Allegheny (21-4), Bethel Park (18-6), Allderdice (21-4). Around the state: Philadelphia’s ...
Breaking down the PIAA girls basketball playoffs
By Compiled By Jason Mackey
Class AAAA WPIAL/City League: Penn-Trafford (20-6), Hempfield (17-9), Fox Chapel (19-5), North Allegheny (22-2), Mt. Lebanon (16-6), Obama Academy (14-6) Around the state: Three of ...
Several area girls basketball teams enjoying sudden success
By Jason Mackey
Laura McGowan has scanned the stands at the Brentwood girls basketball team’s games this season and noticed a few unfamiliar faces, mainly opposing coaches videotaping ...

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