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Connellsville coach McDonald looks forward to facing top seed Pine-Richland

By Jason Black
Finishing the regular season with just three wins was not what the Connellsville football team was hoping for in 2014. However, the Falcons were hoping …
DC Picks: Picks pumped up for playoffs
By Tribune-Review
Last week: 5-0 Overall: 43-9 After two straight weeks of perfect picks, DC Picks is primed for a deep run into the playoffs. DC Picks believes he is peaking at the right time and hopes the same is true for the Falcons, Vikings, Commodores and Mustangs as they begin play …
Connellsville, Laurel Highlands will open WPIAL playoffs on the road
By Staff Reports
The WPIAL released its playoff football brackets Monday night, and all 32 first-round games will be played at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Connellsville, Mt. Pleasant, Frazier and Laurel Highlands qualified for the postseason. As expected, Connellsville and Laurel Highlands will open the playoffs on the road against top-seeded teams. Mt. Pleasant …
Connellsville reaches playoff despite blowout loss
By Jim Lane
The Connellsville football team had hopes of ending the regular season with a Quad East victory on the road over Altoona on Friday night. That didn’t happen as the Lions cruised to a 42-6 victory at Mansion Park. However, despite the loss, there was light at the end of the …
Daily Courier Q&A: Connellsville’s Kevin Koontz
By Jason Black
Connellsville senior Kevin Koontz has been a fixture on Connellsville’s offensive line for three years and has been a starter at defensive tackle this season. …
Connellsville focuses on nailing down playoff berth
By Jason Black
It’s amazing how the fortunes of a high school football team can change from week to week. After three straight losses, Connellsville looked to be …
DC Picks: Playoff picture begins to take shape
By Tribune-Review
Last week: 6-0 Overall: 38-9 So it all comes down to this. Connellsville, Laurel Highlands and Southmoreland still are battling to get into the playoffs, while Mt. Pleasant, and Frazier are fighting for playoff positioning. With so much on the line in Week 9, DC Picks can’t wait to see …
Connellsville falls to Seneca Valley in first-round soccer playoff game
By Jerry Clark
While notching its first playoff appearance in boys soccer history was an accomplishment for Connellsville, the prize for that feat was a date with perennial WPIAL playoff participant Seneca Valley. The Raiders shut out the Falcons, 4-0, in Class AAA. Seneca Valley made the postseason as the Section 2 champions …
Connellsville stays in playoff hunt with win over Kiski Area
By Jason Black
In its two prior home games, Connellsville hadn’t done much to impress the fans at Connellsville Stadium. But that changed Friday as the Falcons played …
DC Picks: Time to ramp up game in preparation for postseason
By Tribune-Review
Last week: 5-1 Overall: 32-9 It was a good bounce-back week for DC Picks. With two weeks remaining in the regular season, DC Picks hopes he can step up his game, just like the local teams making their final push for the playoffs. Here’s what DC Picks has lined up …
Connellsville boys soccer making playoff debut Monday
By Jason Black
The WPIAL released its playoff soccer pairings Wednesday, and for the first time ever, the Connellsville boys team was part of the bracket. The Falcons will make their postseason debut when they visit Seneca Valley at 8 p.m. Monday. “It’s a pretty big step for us,” Connellsville coach Jason Rice …
Connellsville facing Kiski Area with playoff hopes on thin ice
By Jason Black
When the Connellsville football team played Central Catholic in Week 5, the Falcons wanted to use the nonconference game as a chance to improve on …
Connellsville beats Kiski Area in home finale
By Jason Black
The Connellsville girls volleyball team didn’t accomplish all of its goals for 2014, but that doesn’t mean coach Casey O’Brien is disappointed in his team’s …
Connellsville girls soccer team loses to LH, 8-3, in season finale
By Jason Black
Laurel Highlands senior Kaylee Rabatin made sure her high school soccer career ended with a bang. Playing at home on senior night, Rabatin scored five …
Big plays work for Norwin in win over Connellsville
By Mark Katarski
Before Friday night’s Quad East game between Norwin and Connellsville, both coaches agreed that four or five big plays would determine the outcome. Following the …
Uniontown seniors claim Fayette County cross country titles
By Kyle Pillar
Good things come in twos, especially when they consist of back-to-back first-place finishes at the Fayette County cross country championships. That’s what Uniontown seniors Jade …
DC Picks, local teams hope to rebound from tough week
By Tribune-Review
Last week: 3-3 Overall: 27-8 It was a tough week for the Falcons, Red Raiders, Mustangs and DC Picks. Here’s hoping all bounce back strong this week. Connellsville at Norwin DC Picks has to be completely honest here. He’s frustrated with the way the Falcons have played in each of …
Connellsville looking to rebound against Norwin
By Jason Black
Connellsville didn’t waste time putting last week’s performance against Plum in the rearview mirror. “The coaches came in at 6:30 on Saturday morning, and the …
Connellsville boys soccer closes in on winning season, playoff spot
By Jason Black
Connellsville’s boys soccer team never has had a winning season nor has it ever qualified for the WPIAL playoffs. The Falcons took a huge step …
Plum gallops past mistake-prone Connellsville
By Jason Black
Neither Plum nor Connellsville was able to take care of the ball during the opening quarter of Friday’s Quad East football game at Connellsville Stadium. …
DC Picks: Connellsville will get back into win column
By Tribune-Review
Last week: 5-1 Overall record: 24-5 It was another solid effort for DC Picks in Week 5, but he knows that as the season moves along and the games get bigger, picking winners often becomes harder. With that in mind, here are the Week 6 picks: Plum at Connellsville This …
Connellsville football team hopes for best effort against Plum
By Jason Black
The Connellsville football team would have liked to have played better in their 56-7 loss to Central Catholic in Week 5, but because it was …
Connellsville loses to Hempfield, damaging playoff hopes
By Jason Black
The Connellsville girls volleyball team hopes to qualify for the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs this season. But Tuesday, the Falcons certainly didn’t help themselves in …
DC Picks: Tough games on the slate
By Tribune-Review
Last week: 4-1 Overall record: 19-4 DC Picks has been solid through the first month of the season, but there are a couple of big tests this week. DC Picks probably will change his mind a few times leading up to his final decision on a few of these games, …
Connellsville hopes to fine-tune game against rugged Central Catholic
By Jason Black
When the Connellsville football team fell to 0-2 to start the season, coach Dave McDonald labeled the team’s next two games as must-win contests. The …

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