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Back to ‘A’ title game for California

By Bill Hughes 1:16 a.m.
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 ...
Cal turns to PIAA in tennis forfeit appeal
By Jeff Oliver
The WPIAL upheld its ruling that California Area’s boys’ tennis team must forfeit four matches for using a female player earlier this season. The school will now appeal the decision to the PIAA, said California Area athletic director Chris Minerd. On Tuesday, the WPIAL ruled that the Trojans, who had been undefeated, ...
High school notebook: Franklin Regional coach, wrestlers honored nationally
By Tribune-Review 9:39 p.m.
Franklin Regional wrestling coach Eric Mausser on Tuesday was named the All-USA Wrestling Coach of the Year by USA Today. The eighth-year coach led the Panthers to a second straight PIAA title. He also coached five state finalists, including All-USA first-team selections Spencer Lee and Michael Kemerer and ...
WPIAL: Cal must forfeit tennis wins
By Jeff Oliver
The WPIAL ruled Tuesday that California Area’s boys’ tennis team must forfeit four section matches from this season for using a female player. An appeal meeting is set for Thursday, according to athletic director Chris Minerd. Under PIAA rules, if a school offers a sport for both boys and girls — which ...
Greensburg Tribune-Review athletes of the week: California’s Aaron Previnsky, Norwin’s Christiana Skrabak
By Andrew John
Aaron Previnsky School: California Sport: Baseball Year: Senior Claim to fame: Previnsky, a Seton Hill recruit, hit a home run, two doubles and drove ...
Cal Area lowers boom on Jeff-Morgan
By Jeff Oliver
Ever since an embarrassing 18-8 nonsection loss to Mt. Pleasant at the beginning of the month, the California Area baseball team has been virtually unstoppable. The ...
Valley Independent roundup: Ringgold falls to South Park, Cal Area dominates
By The Valley Independent
The Ringgold baseball team started out with a bang Friday as Nick Fowkes slugged a solo homer in the first inning. But that would be the ...
Woodburn, California shut down rival Carmichaels
By Jeff Oliver
Before the start of the baseball season, California Area coach Nick Damico said that if pitcher Garitt Woodburn could harness his control, he had the ...
Defending WPIAL champ California again off to impressive start at 8-1
By Paul Schofield
When players put on a maroon and gold baseball uniform at California High School, they wear a sense of pride. California baseball has been a staple ...
Today’s California Area-Carmichaels game moved
By Tribune-Review
California Area’s Section 1-A baseball showdown with Carmichaels has been moved to California. Today’s game will start at 4:15 p.m. ...
Mt. Pleasant hammers California, 19-8
By Jeff Oliver
Don’t anoint California as the kings of WPIAL Class A baseball again this season just yet. The Trojans were brought back to earth with a thud ...
Cal boys’ tennis team may forfeit over using girl
By Jeff Oliver
As of today, California Area’s boys’ tennis team is undefeated and has a stranglehold on the rest of its section competitors. However, by April 23, that could all change. California has been told by the WPIAL that it must forfeit four matches in which a girl participated at the start of the ...
Cal Area overwhelms Charleroi
By Jeff Oliver
If California Area baseball coach Nick Damico had one wish, it might be that the Trojans’ first four games of the season were section contests. On ...
California: What will Trojans do for an encore?
By Jeff Oliver
Nick Damico will have to come up with one heck of an encore in his second season as baseball coach at California Area. A year ago ...

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