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Focused Frazier shuts out Carmichaels

By Jeremy Sellew
With new goals and new focus. After coming off an emotional loss to Beth-Center last week, that’s how the Frazier Commodores are going about their ...
Quaker Valley sophomore wins WPIAL Class AA boys golf title
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Quaker Valley’s Chris Tanabe grew up a soccer player, a rising talent who toured the Cup circuit and appeared headed toward a promising high school ...
Riverview flashes back to Raiders of old in 35-0 victory
By George Guido
It was like old times Saturday at Riverside Park in Oakmont. Riverview jumped on Carmichaels for three touchdowns in the first 10 minutes of the game ...
HS highlight reel: New members join WPIAL committees
By Tribune-Review
The WPIAL steering committees received a number of newcomers for this school year, a list that included five additions for the fall sports seasons. Knoch principal Todd Trofimuk (soccer), Carmichaels superintendent John Menhart (football), South Park coach Chuck Correll (tennis), Seneca Valley AD Heather Lewis (field hockey/girls lacrosse) ...
Graduation leaves lots of holes to fill for Carmichaels
By Brian Graham
Hearing Carmichaels coach Ryan Krull describe the upcoming season, one never would guess that he lost eight graduates who played prominent roles. The Mikes lost four offensive linemen, a 1,600-yard passer, 900-yard rusher and a 900-yard receiver. Krull said he is more than up to the task of filling a roster. “We ...
Trib Cup: Carmichaels baseball motivated by WPIAL championship loss
By Brian Graham
The result of the WPIAL Class A baseball title game will be in the back of Scott VanSickle’s mind for years to come. The controversial postponement ...
Undefeated California pulls away to win WPIAL Class A baseball title
By Jason Mackey
Jake Columbus wrapped his left arm around the WPIAL Class A championship trophy so tightly that it seemed more likely to come apart at the ...
WPIAL Class A baseball final pushed to Wednesday
By Jason Mackey
When it comes to WPIAL Class A baseball, few teams have seen more success than Carmichaels and California, who met for this year’s championship game ...
Breaking down the WPIAL baseball championships
By Compiled By Chris Harlan
Class AAAA Baldwin vs. Seneca Valley 5 p.m. Wednesday, Consol Energy Park No. 2 Baldwin (16-2) Coach: Dan Caponi No. Name Pos. Yr. 21 Nick Bernick SS Sr. 24 Morgan Schmitt 1B Jr. 9 Tom McCarthy 3B Sr. 20 Alex ...
Riverview unravels in semifinal loss to Carmichaels
By Bill West
The site of the WPIAL Class A baseball championship, Consol Energy Park, sat just a parking lot away from both Riverview and Carmichaels’ teams, a ...
Guido: Nicknames more than just school rally point
By George Guido
Monday’s opening-round WPIAL Class A baseball game between Springdale and Carmichaels was one of the few high school games these days in which industries in the school districts’ regions led to the teams’ nicknames. There was a time when many schools in and around the WPIAL drew nicknames from ...
Springdale baseball team loses in 1st round of WPIAL Class A playoffs
By George Guido
Six errors proved to be the undoing for Springdale on Monday afternoon in a WPIAL Class A baseball playoff opener at Mt. Pleasant. Of the first eight runs Carmichaels scored, six were unearned, and the Mikes rolled to a 10-2 victory. “I’ll take any runs we can get,” Carmichaels coach Scott ...
Short-handed Frazier softball team falls to Carmichaels in key section matchup
By Jason Black
Playing without its regular starting battery, the Frazier softball team was no match for visiting Carmichaels on Monday in a battle for the top spot ...
Laurel Highlands wrestling team shows growth in loss to Connellsville
By Jason Black
Prior to returning to the WPIAL this season, the Laurel Highlands wrestling team had been out of action since the 2009-10 campaign. However, it seems ...
Frazier’s rally comes up short against Carmichaels
By Jason Black
Frazier did a number of good things in Friday’s Class A Tri-County South Conference home game against Carmichaels. However, spotting the Mikes a 24-0 lead wasn’t ...
New coach part of Carmichaels family
By Dave Mackall
It could be a case of “like father-in-law, like son-in-law” for Carmichaels in 2013. The Mighty Mikes, with former assistant Ryan Krull succeeding his father-in-law, ...
High school notebook: Hempfield hires boys basketball coach
By Staff Reports
The Hempfield Area School Board on Monday hired Mark Marino, an assistant basketball coach at NCAA Division III Lycoming College in Williamsport the past five years, as the district’s new boys basketball coach at a salary of $7,955. Marino, 34, replaces Jim Nesser, whose contract was not renewed after he compiled ...
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 ...
Loss doesn’t put damper on Jeannette’s historic season
By Mark Kaboly
It just may have been one of her worst losses in her 15 years as Jeannette’s softball coach, and Dee Dee Cortazzo couldn’t have had ...
Big inning leads Carmichaels past Frazier in opening round
By Jason Black
The Frazier baseball team spent most of Monday’s WPIAL Class A first-round playoff game against Carmichaels trying to avoid a big offensive inning by the ...
Frazier baseball hopes history repeats itself against No. 4 Carmichaels
By Jason Black
During the regular season, the Frazier baseball team was a unit capable of playing at the level of its competition. The Commodores suffered some tough ...
Clairton holds off Carmichaels
By Keith Barnes
Bryon Clifford knows how to make a statement. At the end of the first and second quarters against Carmichaels, the senior guard hit buzzer-beating shots and helped Clairton (9-5, 6-0) open a 19-point halftime lead en route to a 51-42 Section 4-A victory over the Mikes. “I have to ...
Carmichaels coach implores seniors to take charge
By Dave Mackall
When the seniors let him down, Carmichaels coach John Menhart turned to his  underclassmen last season, many of whom now are seniors. “Our key is our senior  leadership,” Menhart said. “We’re not going to dwell on last year. We lacked senior leadership. I challenged them to step up, and it didn’t ...
Two-run walk-off gives Chartiers-Houston WPIAL softball crown
By George Guido
Chartiers-Houston junior Piper McLaughlin wasn’t about to be denied a second straight WPIAL Class A softball title. With two outs in the bottom of the ninth, ...
Previewing the WPIAL softball championships
By Staff Reports
Class AAAA Canon-McMillan vs. Hempfield 7 p.m. Thursday, California (Pa.) University’s Lilley Field Radio: WJPA-AM (1450) How they got here: No. 5 seed Canon-McMillan beat No. ...

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