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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 …
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 …
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 make …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Serra Catholic baseball pulls Girman in win over Carmichaels
By Mark Kaboly 6:17 p.m.
Serra Catholic has won two WPIAL championships and a state title over the past three years, so winning a first-round playoff game over a team …
Carmichaels’ five-run inning leads to first-round loss for Serra
By Keith Barnes
For a while it appeared Serra Catholic might be able to pull off a huge upset on the first day of the WPIAL Class A playoffs. In the end, though, Carmichaels just needed a little extra time to finally solve Eagles starter Ashley Likar. Serra Catholic (9-10) gave third-seeded Carmichaels …

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