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Frazier’s defense preserves overtime win over South Side Beaver

By Dave Stofcheck
It was fitting that Frazier turned to its defense to save its season. The Commodores stuffed South Side Beaver running back Cole Campbell for no ...
Surprising starts vault football teams into WPIAL playoff picture
By Paul Schofield
It has been a while since Belle Vernon challenged for a conference title. It was 2002 when the Leopards were 7-3 and won the Keystone ...
Experienced South Side Beaver aims to stay in hunt
By Ed Phillipps
Despite going from winless in 2013 to 7-4 in 2014, don’t call it a turnaround for South Side Beaver. Coach Glenn McDougal said his players had ...
HS highlight reel: Track athletes aim for Top 8 finishes
By Tribune-Review
Qualifying meets for the WPIAL track and field championships will be held at five sites Thursday with the top eight finishers in each event earning a spot at the May 14 championship. The Class AAA qualifiers will be at Pine-Richland (Northern), West Mifflin (Southern) and Norwin (Central). The Class AA ...
Trib Cup: South Side Beaver softball sets sights on section title
By Brian Graham
Amy Pieto’s first task in her first year as the head coach of South Side Beaver softball will be replacing the team’s best hitter. Pieto, who coached the junior high program, learned early on in the offseason that junior Connor McGaffic would be out the entire year with a knee injury. ...
Sisters lead South Side Beaver to PA Classic gymnastics title
By Staff Report
Sisters Mikayla and Tara Gologram finished first and third, respectively, in the Diamond Division all-around competition Saturday and led South Side Beaver to the PA Classic state championship gymnastics title at Moon. The Western Beaver students, who compete with South Side Beaver as part of a co-op that started this winter, ...
HS highlight reel: Softball standouts make commitment to Marist
By Staff Reports
Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., has made quite an impact while recruiting softball players in Western Pennsylvania. Shaler junior first baseman Amanda Sartori and South Side Beaver sophomore infielder Hunter Hand recently made verbal commitments to the Red Foxes, joining Greensburg Salem senior Claire Oberdorf, who signed a letter of ...
Gymnastics coach Gazda guiding trio of high school teams
By Karen Kadilak
Busy coaching three high school girls gymnastics teams, Terri Gazda hopes to add a fourth next year. Gazda, 56, of Coraopolis, has met with officials at ...
‘Uncharacteristic’ Frazier ousted by South Side Beaver, 26-12
By Jeff Oliver
Playing what their coach called an “uncharacteristic game,” Frazier was bounced from the first round of the WPIAL Class A playoffs Friday by visiting South ...
Shaler’s Schwartz earns WPIAL cross country 3-peat
By Bill West
By not competing in several major cross country meets this fall, Shaler senior Brianna Schwartz nudged the rest of the WPIAL community to speculate about ...
Area’s top runners perform well at state championship course in Hershey
By Karen Kadilak
North Allegheny junior Madeleine Davison established herself as a serious contender for the PIAA Class AAA girls cross country title by winning at the PIAA ...
Statewide high school football notebook: GAR DB Winstead returns 3 interceptions for touchdowns in 1 quarter
By Staff Reports
Wilkes-Barre GAR senior defensive back Tydus Winstead played youth football, but never had much interest in playing at the high school level until this season. Winstead ...
South Side Beaver rebuilding around core group of skill players
By Dave Schrecengost
Glenn McDougal has experienced the highest of highs and lowest of lows during his coaching career at South Side Beaver. He led the Rams to a ...
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 ...
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
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 ...
Leechburg exits softball playoffs with loss to South Side Beaver
By Matt Grubba
Leechburg and South Side Beaver both had a chance for a big second inning, but only one was able to cash in. South Side Beaver scored three runs in the bottom half of the second and never gave up the lead on its way to a win over the Blue Devils, ...
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 ...
West Shamokin routs South Side Beaver, inches closer to playoff berth
By R.A. Monti
Behind three players who experienced many of the lows in West Shamokin’s football history, the Wolves reached new heights Friday night. West Shamokin (5-2), which only a year ago snapped a 46-game losing streak, defeated South Side Beaver, 32-14, in a non-conference game, and then learned that it almost surely ...
South Side Beaver runner emerges as WPIAL title contender
By Karen Kadilak
South Side Beaver junior Colten Trimble considers himself a solid contender for WPIAL and PIAA Class AA boys titles, having had an impressive showing at ...
South Side Beaver players excited for Friday night games
By Karen Kadilak
A young South Side Beaver football team has something to look forward to this year. With lights installed at Richard Ashcroft Field, the Rams will play Friday night home games for the first time in the school’s history. “The kids are excited about it,” coach Glenn McDougal said. “It’s good for ...
Home run lifts South Side Beaver girls over Leechburg
By George Guido
One big hit. That’s all South Side Beaver needed Thursday afternoon in an opening round WPIAL Class A softball game against Leechburg at North Allegheny. Freshman Connor ...
High school roundup: Trinity clinches 3rd place in Big 9
By Staff Reports
Trinity’s football team scored third place in the Class AAA Big 9 Conference with a 31-30 victory in double overtime Saturday at Ringgold. Don McWreath scored on a 1-yard run, and Sam Trapuzzano’s extra point gave Trinity a seven-point lead in the second overtime. Demetrius Louis, who rushed for 118 ...
South Side Beaver leans on familiar face to lead program
By Doug Gulasy
South Side Beaver experienced its greatest football success under coach Glenn McDougal before he unexpectedly resigned after the 2000 season. After spending the past two seasons in the basement of the Big 7, the school hired him back. “I always felt I would come back and I actually thought I’d come ...
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