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California Area football players fall ill

By Chris Buckley
Four California Area football players were hospitalized with dehydration symptoms Monday during the team’s first two-a-day practice session. All four were taken to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, one by emergency medical helicopter. First-year coach Darrin Dillow said the latter player was injured previously and was not in pads when ...
California Area duo selected for junior all-star game
By Jeff Oliver
California Area baseball players Louden Conte and K.C. Zajicek have been selected to participate in a Juniors Showcase Game at Consol Park in Washington, Pa. The ...
Greensburg Tribune-Review athletes of the week: California’s Nate Luketich, Hempfield’s Madison Stoner
By Andrew John
Nate Luketich School: California Sport: Baseball Year: Sophomore Claim to fame: Luketich drove in three runs to lead California (20-3) to a 10-0 win over ...
BVA, California enjoyed deep playoff runs
By Jeff Oliver
The last two area spring season teams to pack away their uniforms for next year have done so. But fans won’t soon forget the seasons that ...
Trojans’ season ends with 9-inning defeat
By Bill Hughes
California Area and Juniata Valley combined for 16 runs and 23 hits in Thurday’s PIAA playoff game. But unfortunately for the WPIAL runner-up Trojans (20-3), their ...
BVA, Cal not ready for seasons to end
By Jeff Oliver
The state playoffs can be a grind for teams, not only because of the added games but the pressure to keep a season alive. Some coaches ...
Sites announced for BVA, California contests
By Jeff Oliver
Both Belle Vernon Area and California will get a little closer to home in their respective PIAA softball and baseball quarterfinal playoff contests Thursday. After defeating Punxsutawney, 3-0, at North Allegheny Monday, BVA (21-2) will take on section foe Trinity (18-5), at 3 p.m. at California University’s Lilley Field. Cal (20-2), after ...
Cal Area whitewashes Oswayo Valley, 10-0
By The Valley Independent
California Area showed it was angry about getting knocked off in the WPIAL Class A baseball title game last week. The Trojans took their frustration out ...
Errors costly for Trojans in WPIAL title game
By Jeremy Sellew
Down but not out. That’s the mantra for the California Area baseball team after losing the WPIAL Class A championship Tuesday to Greensburg Central Catholic. The Trojans ...
Greensburg Central Catholic downs defending champs California to win title
By Paul Schofield 6:45 p.m.
Greensburg Central Catholic pitcher Collin Liberatore was shaky over the first four innings Tuesday in the WPIAL Class A championship game at Consol Energy Park. No. ...
Trojans, Centurions battle for Class A crown
By Jeremy Sellew
As the WPIAL baseball season wore on, it became clear that California Area and Greensburg Central Catholic were putting some distance between themselves and the ...
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. ...
Spring really sprung for Mid-Mon Valley sports teams
By Jeff Oliver
An argument could be made that 2015 has been the best season ever in the Mid-Mon Valley for spring sports, particularly softball and baseball. Softball rivals ...
Back to ‘A’ title game for California
By Bill Hughes
The California Area Trojans are headed back to familiar territory. Wednesday at Ross Memorial Park in Washington in a WPIAL Class A semifinal, the Trojans downed ...
Cal opens defense of title with 3-1 win
By Jeff Oliver
It had been 11 days since the defending WPIAL Class A baseball champion California Area Trojans had played a baseball game. So, after Monday’s 3-1 win ...
Woodburn a real Trojan stopper
By Jeff Oliver
At the start of the season, California Area baseball coach Nick Damico said his team just might go as far as Garitt Woodburn could carry ...
High school notebook: WPIAL honors scholar-athletes
By George Guido
The vastly expanded WPIAL scholar-athlete luncheon Monday included 20 individuals who received $1,000 each in scholarship money to their chosen colleges. The program honored two or four athletes in its previous 23 years. Girls receiving scholarships at the Green Tree DoubleTree hotel were Maria Fleck (Mohawk), Madeline Holmberg (Hempfield), Victoria Kocsuta (Montour), ...
Breaking down the 2015 WPIAL baseball playoffs
By Chris Harlan
Class AAAA Defending champion Seneca Valley The favorite Mt. Lebanon might have the WPIAL’s top pitcher in Coastal Carolina recruit Austin Kitchen, a lefty. ...
HS notebook: WPIAL announces baseball playoff pairings
By Staff Reports
Mt. Lebanon (Class AAAA), Chartiers Valley (AAA), Keystone Oaks (AA) and California (A) earned the No. 1 seeds in their respective classifications Friday when the ...
California (17-1) tops Connellsville
By Jason Black
California Area baseball coach Nick Damico was looking for one more test for his defending WPIAL champion Trojans before the postseason begins. He got it Thursday ...
Connellsville baseball team falls to California in season finale
By Jason Black
The Connellsville baseball team didn’t accomplish all of its goals this season. The Falcons came up short in their quest for a playoff spot, but ...
Valley schools await softball, baseball pairings
By Jeff Oliver
Thursday is the day area softball teams will find out their seedings in the WPIAL playoffs, while the baseball playoff pairings will be announced Friday. Belle Vernon Area will be very interested in getting a call because both the baseball (9-7) and softball (16-2) teams will be in the respective tournaments ...
Trojans complete romp of Mikes
By The Valley Independent
The wait was worth it for the California Area baseball team. The Trojans on Monday finished a game that had been stopped because of rain last ...
Homers propel California to comeback win over Bentworth
By Jeff Oliver
One thing about these California Area Trojans: They have a knack for doing things in dramatic fashion. That was the case Friday in a battle between ...
Gorman: Not all right for this lefty
By Kevin Gorman
Lefty Louden Conte struck out a pair of left-handed hitters before Nick Damico signaled for right-handed relief. The California coach called a timeout and brought ...

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