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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 Roman …
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 …
Trib Cup: Neshannock boys riding early wave of success
By Brian Graham
The Neshannock boys basketball team is riding a wave of success this season as the Lancers enter 2014 on a six-game winning streak. Led by coach John Corey, the Lancers sit atop Section 2-AA with an 8-1 overall record and 3-0 mark in section play. The early success is nothing …
Ford City suffers loss in test vs. Neshannock
By Matt Grubba
Ford City challenged itself by hosting one of Class AA’s top teams, and the Sabers got a good look at why Neshannock is so highly regarded. After a slow start offensively, Neshannock dominated after halftime and left Ford City with an 87-45 nonsection win Monday night. Matt McKinney scored 22 …
High school notebook: Seton-La Salle football coach Perry resigns
By Kevin Gorman and Chris Harlan
Greg Perry resigned as Seton-La Salle’s football coach Monday after 20 years on the staff, including the past nine as head coach. “I appreciate the …
North Catholic football team earns trip to Heinz Field
By Ed Phillipps
In the school’s last year at its Troy Hill location, the Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic football team earned its first trip to a WPIAL title game with a 27-14 victory over Neshannock on Friday night at Mars. The second-seeded  Trojans (12-0) advanced to Heinz Field, where they will face top-seeded …
WPIAL Class A semifinals preview: Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic vs. Neshannock
By Tribune-Review
class A Semifinals No. 2 Cardinal Wuerl N. Catholic (11-0)  vs. No. 6 Neshannock (9-2)   7:30 p.m. Friday at Mars North Catholic and Neshannock …
Heinz Field uncharted territory for 4 WPIAL football semifinalists
By Chris Harlan
An old church bell hung inside North Catholic’s gym rings when one of its teams wins a WPIAL championship. It’s been rather quiet in the …
Neshannock eliminates Monessen for 2nd straight year
By Rick Bruni
A handful of Monessen players strutted and pranced onto the field Friday, drawing a personal foul penalty for taunting Neshannock before the opening coin toss. But …
North Catholic holds off Neshannock, keeps perfect season intact
By Brian J. Duermeyer
North Catholic’s magical season continued Friday night at J.C. Stone Field in North Park as the second-ranked Trojans edged  No. 3. Neshannock, 21-14, in a thrilling, late-season nonconference matchup of Heinz Field hopefuls. The Eastern Conference champion Trojans (8-0, 7-0) are a Week 9 victory over Leechburg away from securing …
Late stand lifts Sto-Rox past Neshannock
By Chris Harlan
After three quarters of long runs and even longer passes, the difference was only a few feet. Facing fourth-and-goal from the 2-yard line, Neshannock’s Gianni …
Top-tier quarterbacks to be on display as Sto-Rox hosts Neshannock
By Chris Harlan
With one hand tied behind his back, or at least securely wrapped, Lenny Williams can still throw touchdown passes. The Sto-Rox senior’s surgically repaired left …
Neshannock hoping for encore performance of 2012 campaign
By Kevin Ritchart
Fred Mozzocio is looking for more in his second season as Neshannock’s coach. Last season, Neshannock posted a 10-2 record and won a pair of playoff games — the first postseason victories in school history — before losing to eventual WPIAL and PIAA champion Clairton. A share of the Big …
Neshannock shut out in PIAA Class A softball final
By Adam Bittner
UNIVERSITY PARK — Neshannock softball coach Tracy Kimmel had a pretty simple explanation for his team’s 13-0 loss against District 11 champion Williams Valley in the PIAA Class A championship game Friday at Penn State’s Beard Field at Nittany Lion Softball Park. “The better team won today,” Kimmel said. “There’s …
Previewing the PIAA baseball and softball championships
By Compiled By Chris Harlan and Bill Hartlep
Below is a look at the PIAA baseball and softball championship games involving WPIAL teams. Class AAAA softball Canon-McMillan vs. Neshaminy 12:30 p.m., Friday, Nittany …
Neshannock softball team claims Class A championship
By George Guido
Even though Carmichaels had yet to yield a run in May, the  Neshannock Lancers were ready to do some serious work with their bats Thursday …
Top-seeded Neshannock tops Frazier in semifinals
By Jason Black
The Neshannock softball team continued to show why it is the top-seeded team in the WPIAL Class A playoffs. The Lancers spotted a run to …
Serra’s playoff run ends with loss to Neshannock
By George Guido
Defending PIAA Class A champion and top-seeded Neshannock showed no ill effects from a 16-day layoff in Monday afternoon’s WPIAL quarterfinal. The Lancers jumped on Serra Catholic (11-7) for seven runs in the first inning and rolled to a 14-0 victory at McIntyre Field in Ross Township. The game was …
WPIAL softball powers find themselves in new classifications
By Bill Hartlep
Neshannock won its first PIAA Class AA softball title last season with a team made up mostly of talented underclassmen that went 24-1 and outscored …
Apollo-Ridge hangs on for victory over Neshannock
By George Guido
The Apollo-Ridge boys basketball team was cruising along, leading Neshannock by 15 with 1:44 left in the third period. But the Vikings had to hold …
Clairton ties record with 59th win in a row
By Josh Yohe 11:48 p.m.
Clairton star Tyler Boyd let some of his teammates have the spotlight for a week. They did not disappoint. Boyd still delivered another terrific performance, …
WPIAL Class A semifinal matchup: Neshannock vs. Clairton
By Josh Yohe
Class A semifinal: (13) Neshannock (10-1) vs. (1) Clairton (11-0), 7:30 p.m. Friday at Chartiers-Houston Neshannock coach Fred Mozzocio is desperate to slow down Clairton …
No. 13 Neshannock upsets Monessen
By Jeremy Sellew
The Monessen fight song was playing after the hard-fought battle between the No. 5 Greyhounds and No. 13 Neshannock. Sadly, though, the mantra was being …

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