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Frazier’s Turek a 50-year fixture as local cross country, track coach

By Rachel Basinger
When you love something, it’s hard to give it up. At least that’s the case for Joseph Turek. At 71, Turek is celebrating his 50th …
Patterson throws five TD passes  in Frazier romp
By The Valley Independent
Frazier picked up a huge Tri-County South Conference road win Friday, dusting off Mapletown, 39-14. Frazier (4-0, 4-0) broke open a 7-0 game with 26 points in the second quarter for a 33-7 halftime lead over the Maples (2-2, 2-2). Hunter Patterson threw five touchdown passes, all in the first …
H.S. Picks catches Bucco Fever
By H.s. Picks
Even though it’s high school football season, H.S. Picks has the Pirates on his mind. Maybe that explains his subpar performance so far. Picks was 33-7 in Week 3, which leaves him 99-21 for the season. At least the Pirates have stayed focused and are currently holding off Milwaukee for …
Frazier’s defense dominant in shutout of Bentworth
By Dave Stofcheck
Frazier’s defense bullied Bentworth quarterback Josh Hughes play after play during the first half of Friday’s Tri-County South game. The Commodores sacked Hughes four times, returned an interception 36 yards for a touchdown and knocked the sophomore out of game on the half’s final play in a 42-0 victory. Frazier …
Frazier shuts out Bentworth
By Jeremy Sellew
The resurgent Bentworth Bearcats are among the surprise teams in Class A’s Tri-County South Conference. But Frazier reminded them who is at the top of …
Schoolboy pick of the week: Frazier
By Jeff Oliver
I’ve been writing this high school football prediction column for a very long time. And I can’t ever remember the key game involving Bentworth. Welcome back, Ron Skiles. Skiles, in his third stint at his alma mater, is quick to tell anyone that the Bearcats “are in a hole” when …
Frazier not looking past ‘much improved’ Bentworth
By Jeff Oliver
The first thing that jumps out when scouting Bentworth’s football team is that the Bearcats (1-1, 1-1) are not 0-2 with two lopsided defeats. The …
Early playoff losses motivate Frazier volleyball
By Jason Black
The Frazier volleyball team has piled up four straight undefeated seasons in Section 5-A, but in the past two seasons, the Commodores have failed to …
Frazier’s Ross is Player of the Week
By Jeremy Sellew
It’s been a long time since Frazier had a weapon in its backfield with the skill set of Alvin “L.A.” Ross. Ross, a sophomore, gives …
Frazier finds its offense in win over Avella
By Jeff Oliver
Going into Friday’s Tri-County South Conference opener against visiting Avella, Frazier football coach Mike Steeber was a little worried about his offense. That’s because in …
Frazier welcomes back a solid core from last season’s 7-3 team
By Bill Hughes
After going 7-3 last year, including 6-2 in the Tri-County South Conference, Frazier has to replace five starters on both sides of the ball. So …
Replacing graduated QB key for Frazier
By Donnie Tasser
When Mike Steeber was hired as the Frazier football coach in 2010, making the playoffs was a worthy goal. After all, he was taking over …
Frazier’s Zurich hopes to build off strong junior season
By Jason Black
Whenever a top player goes down, it’s incumbent on another to step up and fill the void. During the 2013 football season, Frazier’s Nate Zurich …
Replacing Manack key for Frazier
By Donnie Tasser
When Mike Steeber was hired as Frazier’s coach in 2010, making the playoffs was a worthy goal. After all, he was taking over a program …
Frazier golf team seeks to improve in tough section
By Jason Black
Judging by the results of 2013, the Frazier golf team easily could go from outside of the playoffs to the Section 2-AA title. “(Last year) …
Belle Vernon golfer Lubriani wins Fayette County tournament
By Staff Reports
Many area golf teams officially started the 2014 season by participating in the annual Fayette County Coaches Association Tournament on Friday at Uniontown’s Duck Hollow Golf Club. The top 10 finishers earned all-county honors for the  18-hole event. Leading the field was Belle Vernon’s Mike Lubriani, who finished with a …
HSFB preview by position: Versatility key for tight ends
By Chris Harlan
The best tight end in the WPIAL doesn’t actually play tight end. At 6-foot-4, 245 pounds, Kittanning’s Nick Bowers has ideal size for the position. …
Frazier features small but dedicated group of runners
By Jason Black
Heading into the middle of August, Frazier cross country coach Joe Turek is hoping to see something from his team in the next few weeks. …
Greensburg Salem’s Claire Oberdorf named Greensburg Tribune-Review Softball Player of the Year
By Jason Mackey
Player of the Year Claire oberdorf greensburg salem, junior, shortstop Last year it was older sister Jayne, who’s now at Marist College in New York. …
Frazier’s 1969 basketball team to join Fayette County Hall
By Jason Black
Back in January, members of the 1969 Frazier boys basketball team came together to witness the raising of the team’s new WPIAL championship banner at …
Frazier’s 1969 basketball team to join Fayette County Hall
By Jason Black
In January, members of the 1969 Frazier boys’ basketball team came together to witness the raising of the team’s new WPIAL championship banner at Frazier …
After successful coaching careers, Salisbury, Dalton receive hall-of-fame honors
By Jason Black
Tom “Woody” Salisbury and Ed Dalton are two men who have had successful coaching careers on the high school gridiron, and both will be inducted into the Tri-County Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame on Saturday. Salisbury and Dalton will be recognized during halftime of the BeeGraphix All-Star Football Classic, …
Local grads to compete in BeeGraphix Football Classic
By Jason Black
A total of 10 local high school graduates will put on the pads and represent their respective high schools on the gridiron one last time …
Frazier’s Brown relaxed heading to PIAAs
By Jason Black
Frazier junior Matt Brown considers the PIAA Class AA Championships, which will be held Friday and Saturday at Shippensburg University, to be anything but pressure-packed. …
Burgettstown bats too much for Frazier softball
By Jason Black
Speed at the top of the lineup proved to be a big weapon for the Burgettstown softball team in Monday’s WPIAL Class A first-round playoff …

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