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Connellsville blanks Latrobe, eyes being factor in playoff race

By Jason Black
With only two Section 1-AAAA wins in six tries to start the season, the Connellsville girls softball team came into Thursday’s game against Latrobe with …
Connellsville freshman Wiltrout off to impressive start in javelin
By Jason Black
Connellsville’s Madison Wiltrout hasn’t spent most of her life throwing the javelin. It just seems that way. Wiltrout, a freshman, already is making throws that …
Connellsville boys, Mt. Pleasant girls track teams pick up wins
By Jason Black
Despite intermittent rain showers for much of the afternoon, athletes for Connellsville, Mt. Pleasant and Belle Vernon were able to shine in a Section 2-AAA …
Former Connellsville baseball coach Sankovich to enter WPIAL Hall of Fame
By Jason Black
On Wednesday, the WPIAL announced the group of athletes, coaches and contributors who will make up the eighth class of inductees into the WPIAL Hall …
North Hills football great Kasperowicz part of WPIAL’s 2014 hall class
By Jerry Dipaola
Eric Kasperowicz remembers every detail. The down, the distance — even the wind-chill (30-below) at Mansion Park Stadium in Altoona. “That’s in my head like …
Connellsville’s 9-run rally goes for naught in defeat
By Jason Black
One of Connellsville’s biggest rallies turned a potential lopsided loss into a game that came down to the wire. However, despite coming back from an …
Trio of Connellsville-area players set to showcase skills in Roundball Classic
By Jason Black
The 2014 Roundball Classic will have a local flavor to it as several area seniors will compete in the annual event that brings some of …
Connellsville softball team loses to Penn-Trafford in section opener
By Jason Black
The Connellsville and Penn-Trafford softball teams braved the cold weather Monday and were able to get their seasons started with a Section 1-AAAA matchup. Both …
Connellsville track teams showing potential to start season
By Jason Black
The Connellsville boys and girls track teams each feature a large and dedicated group of athletes heading into the 2014 season. According to coach Jeff …
Connellsville baseball team puts focus on winning each moment
By Jason Black
As a new coach in 2013, Rob Orndorff brought a philosophy to the Connellsville baseball team that centered on being as mentally prepared as possible …
Connellsville softball focusing on gaining playoff berth
By Jason Black
The Connellsville softball team has picked up exactly eight wins in each of the past three seasons, none of which have ended with a trip …
Connellsville boys tennis team has optimistic expectations
By Jason Black
The Connellsville boys tennis team has had its share of struggles in recent seasons, but a commitment to improve seems to be evident from the …
Spring teams make most of indoor time to start season
By Jason Black
Although the snow and cold temperatures say otherwise, Monday was the start of spring — at least when it comes to high school sports. Monday …
Falcons wrestlers fall on final day of WPIALs
By Staff Reports
Four Connellsville wrestlers earned the right to compete on the third and final day of the Class AAA WPIAL/PIAA Southwest Regional Championships. Unfortunately, all four had their seasons come to an end Saturday at Canon-McMillan. Juniors Tyler Kenney (113) and Gunnar Lynch (220) and sophomores Bryce Butler (138) and Tommy …
Geibel sophomore Emily Zimcosky wins another gold in record-setting time
By Alex Oltmanns
Entering Friday’s WPIAL Class AA swimming championships, Emily Zimcosky was not resting on her laurels. After setting a WPIAL record in the 50-yard freestyle one day earlier, the Geibel sophomore again etched her name into the league record books by winning the 100 freestyle in 50.75 seconds at Pitt’s Trees …
Connellsville wrestlers remain afloat in tournament
By Jason Black
Last year as a sophomore, Connellsville wrestler Tyler Kenney qualified for the Class AAA WPIAL/PIAA Southwest Regional Championships. However, a setback in the semifinal spelled …
Connellsville’s Provance, Kenney advance at WPIAL wrestling championships
By Bill West
Connellsville sophomore 182-pounder Tommy Provance wanted the Falcons’ three big boys to make a sizable statement on the opening night of the WPIAL and PIAA …
Scratches shake up 1st day of WPIAL Class AAA Wrestling Championships
By Paul Schofield
The opening night of the WPIAL and PIAA Class AAA Southwest Regional Wrestling Championship is usually uneventful. But the WPIAL wrestling committee was put into …
Connellsville wrestlers ready to face next challenge at WPIAL final
By Jason Black
Tough battles in the 2-AAA Sectionals were the first challenge that faced Connellsville wrestlers competing in the individual portion of the 2013-14 season. Seven Falcons …
Connellsville swimmers hope to shine at WPIALs
By Jason Black
The best swimmers in the region will converge on Pitt’s Trees Pool on Thursday and Friday to compete in the WPIAL Class AAA championships, and …
Connellsville diver chasing spot on WPIAL medal stand
By Jason Black
Connellsville junior Luke Kisiel was not a diver from an early age. In fact, he wasn’t introduced to the sport until a few years ago. …
Connellsville wrestling team eager to compete at sectional tournament
By Jason Black
In the team portion of the season, the Connellsville wrestling team finished with a respectable 17-7 record. However, the Falcons struggled with two losses in …
Triangular meet gets local swimmers ready for WPIAL championships
By Jason Black
Later this month, the top swimmers and divers from the area will compete in the WPIAL championships. But Monday, some of the finest swimmers and …
Connellsville ends season with win over Albert Gallatin
By Jason Black
The Connellsville boys basketball team may not have reached its goal of qualifying for the WPIAL playoffs this season, but the Falcons did go out …
Albert Gallatin girls rally past Connellsville
By Jason Black
For most of Thursday night, Albert Gallatin was forced to play catch-up. However, a huge fourth-quarter effort by Taylor Spence allowed the visiting Colonials to …

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