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Trib Cup: Jefferson-Morgan softball off to strong start in Section 2-A

By Alex Oltmanns
For the Jefferson-Morgan softball team, competing in competitive Section 2-A, every game takes on an extra level of importance. With five teams competing for just three playoff spots, it’s important to get off to a strong start in section play, and that’s exactly what the Rockets have done, going 6-1 …
Small ball, clutch hitting carry Frazier to early section victory over Jefferson-Morgan
By Jason Black
Frazier softball coach Paul Harvey and Jefferson-Morgan coach Tony Barbetta each acknowledge that most games in Section 2-A this season will be a dogfight as …
Burrell’s Edwards 1 of 4 WPIAL wrestlers to reach PIAA Class AA finals
By Bill West
HERSHEY — In a dream he had one night early this season, Burrell senior 152-pounder Steve Edwards watched himself win a state wrestling championship and …
9 WPIAL wrestlers hope to finish season unbeaten
By Bill West
Not all that different from their peers, nine particular WPIAL wrestlers begin the PIAA individual championships Thursday at Hershey’s Giant Center with their minds set …
Southmoreland junior avenges WPIAL finals loss to claim Class AA regional title
By Bill West
JOHNSTOWN — During the PIAA Class AA Southwest Regional wrestling championship’s Parade of Champions Saturday evening, three WPIAL champs — Jefferson-Morgan’s John Demaske, South Park’s …
Burrell sends 4 to PIAA semifinals
By Bill West
Burrell junior heavyweight Al Beattie advanced to the semifinals of the PIAA Class AA Southwest Regional Championships without wrestling for even a second Friday at …
Surging St. Joseph girls cruise past Jefferson-Morgan
By George Guido
St. Joseph’s Sally Ackerman didn’t imagine her first playoff game as a head coach would be such a breeze. The Spartans scored the game’s first 25 points and blasted Jefferson-Morgan, 61-14, on Saturday in a first-round WPIAL Class A game at Elizabeth Forward. St. Joseph forced 17 turnovers in the …
Latrobe wrestling team cruises into WPIAL Class AAA final
By Paul Schofield
Canon-McMillan’s run of consecutive of WPIAL Class AAA team titles came to a crashing halt Friday at Norwin. Latrobe dominated the upper weights, received three …
HS Buzz: WPIAL wrestling Century Club getting crowded
By Staff Reports
Fourteen WPIAL wrestlers entered this season with more than 100 wins. Eight more joined the Century Club before this weekend’s tournaments — Waynesburg’s AC Headlee (101 wins), North Hills’ Jonathan Avon (102), South Fayette’s Grant Fetchet (103), Chartiers-Houston’s Richie McGinnis (106), Canon-McMillan’s Dalton Macri (108), Valley’s Pat Dewitt (108) and …
Led by offensive line, Jefferson-Morgan has high expectations
By Brian Hunger
Jefferson-Morgan may call the Tri-County South home, but on paper its roster has the look of a small college team. The Rockets feature a mammoth offensive line anchored by rising senior Jake Earnest (6-foot-10, 385 pounds). His linemates average nearly 6-1, 275 pounds and form one of the largest lines …
Serra girls overcome slow start to rout Jefferson-Morgan
By Mark Kaboly
Jefferson-Morgan gave Serra Catholic all it wanted during Wednesday’s Class A first-round playoff game ... for about five minutes. No. 2 Serra worked through a …
South Fayette advances to WPIAL wrestling final against Burrell
By Paul Schofield
South Fayette disbanded its wrestling program in 1999, but the school district brought it back five years ago. Now the Lions find themselves wrestling for …
Short games, putting pay off for WPIAL champions
By Paul Schofield
Hempfield senior Janista Numpho-Frank and Jefferson-Morgan sophomore Gillian Alexander never dreamed they’d win WPIAL golf titles Monday. But they did. The duo won the WPIAL …
Mistakes costly for Frazier in loss to Jefferson-Morgan
By Jeff Oliver
High school football games are tough enough to win when your team executes its game plan flawlessly. But when the team makes numerous mistakes and …
Jefferson-Morgan getting fresh start with new coach
By Paul Schofield
Jefferson-Morgan needed one victory in its final three games to make the WPIAL Class A playoffs last year. But the Rockets’ offense went M.I.A. They were outscored by playoff teams Monessen, California and Beth-Center by a combined total of 124-0. After the season, the school district’s board opened Jan Haiden’s …

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