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California, Luko keep rolling with 8-1 win

By Jeff Oliver 12:01 a.m.
The beat goes on for California Area’s unbeaten baseball team as the Trojans rolled over Section 1-A foe Avella, 8-1, Thursday. California (11-0, 5-0) got …
Greensburg Tribune-Review athletes of the week: California’s Josh Luko, Norwin’s Maddy Miller
By Andrew John
Josh Luko School: California Sport: Baseball Year: Senior Claim to fame: Luko, who is 5-0 with a 0.33 ERA, threw a no-hitter to lead California …
California’s Luko throws no-hitter
By Donnie Tasser
Josh Luko no-hit a depleted Carmichaels lineup as California took early control of Section 1 A with Wednesday’s 14-0 five-inning victory. The Trojans (8-0, 3-0) remain undefeated and Luko improved to 5-0. He has given up only four hits, one earned run and one walk while striking out 24 in …
California baseball enjoying 7-0 start under 1st-year coach Nick Damico
By Jason Mackey
As the California baseball team’s catcher the past two years, Jake Columbus has worked with T.D. Conway and Brian Fisher, pitchers who won 22 games …
Trojans nip Hounds in 9th inning
By Jeff Oliver
California baseball coach Nick Damico hopes a lesson was learned in Thursday’s come-from-behind win over visiting Monessen. Damico said the 7-6 nine-inning contest was a …
New California Area baseball coach welcomes back experienced team
By Jeff Oliver
When Nick Damico was named to succeed longtime successful baseball coach Don Hartman at California, he had a tough act to follow. In Hartman’s 23 …
Lady Trojans set for PIAA playoffs
By Jeff Oliver
Does lightning strike twice in the same place? California girls’ basketball coach Chris Minerd is hoping it will when his Lady Trojans travel to Slippery …
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 …
Lady Trojans run out of gas
By Jeff Oliver
With 10 seconds left in the first quarter, California’s Kylie Huffman scored from under the basket to give the Lady Trojans a 15-6 lead against …
Serra Catholic girls down California in WPIAL semifinals
By Mark Kaboly
Serra Catholic’s Megan Sieg looked at the scoreboard early in the second quarter, and something just didn’t look right. The state-of-the-art scoreboard at Baldwin for …
Cal hopes to play giant killer again
By Jeff Oliver
If California Area’s girls’ basketball team is going to continue its improbable run to the WPIAL Class A title game, the Lady Trojans will have …
Roundup: California girls continue historic season, aim for WPIAL title game
By Jeff Oliver
The magic of California Area’s historic girls’ basketball season will continue Wednesday night and beyond, thanks to what Lady Trojans coach Chris Minerd called “the …
Lady Trojans advance to WPIAL quarterfinals
By Jeff Oliver
Regardless of the sport, any coach will say that defense wins championships. That said, nobody is saying that the California girls’ basketball team is going …
Shift in strategy paves way for Apollo-Ridge’s victory
By George Guido
Trailing by one at the half, Apollo-Ridge coach Matt Gourley felt his team had to change its attack. Tre Tipton was moved from the backcourt to the frontcourt, and the move paid dividends. The Vikings collected a 52-38 victory over California in a WPIAL Class AA preliminary-round game at Elizabeth …
Charleroi, Cal hoping to end long droughts
By Jeff Oliver
There is no doubt that Monessen basketball fans have been spoiled over the years. With the boys’ basketball team in the WPIAL playoffs for the …
Greensburg Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Indiana’s Riley Stapleton, California’s Kylie Huffman
By Andrew John
Riley Stapleton School: Indiana Sport: Basketball Year: Junior Claim to fame: Stapleton, who is averaging around 14.6 ppg, scored 17 points to lead Indian (19-2, …
Charleroi holds on for win over California
By Jeff Oliver
It is often said that life isn’t fair. The California Area Trojans are living proof of that after Friday’s game. The Trojans were rolling along …
California still in playoff race
By Donnie Tasser
Frazier’s road woes continued Wednesday at California, this time costing the Commodores a chance to get a piece of the Section 5 AA title. The …
Despite playing 4 1st-year starters, California eyeing 1st section title since ‘82
By Jason Mackey
A few new faces have the California girls basketball team thinking about an old accomplishment. Despite having four first-year starters in their lineup, the Trojans …
Streaking Lady Trojans remain stingy
By Donnie Tasser
The California girls’ basketball team held Jefferson-Morgan to 27 points in its Section 3 A home win Thursday. But it was business as usual for …
Monessen in ‘super conference’
By Jeff Oliver
When word came down that perennial Class AA powers Jeannette and Greensburg Central Catholic were dropping down to Class A in football, Monessen coach Andy …
Cougars nip Trojans to keep pace in 5-AA
By Donnie Tasser
The Charleroi boys basketball team pulled themselves into a three-way tie for first place in Section 5-AA after defeating California, 44-38, at home in a …
Luko resigns from Cal Area
By Rick Bruni Jr.
It took 10 years for Steve Luko to return as head coach of the California Area boys’ basketball team. Due to health concerns, Luko, 57, …
Brownsville boys edge California in overtime
By Donnie Tasser
The California Area-Brownsville game had the best aspects of high school basketball – a comeback, a packed gymnasium going crazy with every shot as a …
Frazier knocks off California, 53-43
By Donnie Tasser 2:23 p.m.
Frazier outdueled a sloppy California Areas squad Tuesday, turning a tight game into a 53-43 Section 5-AA victory. The Commodores (3-3, 1-1) outscored the Trojans 18-9 in the fourth quarter, thanks to solid free throw shooting and clutch play from 6-4 sophomore Mark Dillon. “We kept Mark Dillon buried down …

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