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Spectacular catch ends Connellsville softball season on high note

By Les Harvath
Playing right field for the Connellsville Area Lady Falcons softball team on Senior Night, Sadie Wombacker picked the perfect stage to excite the crowd. Even though her Falcons would be denied a playoff berth, Wombacker, in her first season with the squad, picked the right moment to display her defensive …
Bosnic resigns as Connellsville boys coach
By Jason Black
Citing personal reasons, Dan Bosnic resigned as coach of the Connellsville boys basketball team. The Connellsville School Board is expected to accept Bosnic’s resignation at …
Connellsville grad Oppermann proud to be inducted into Fayette County Hall of Fame
By Jason Black
During his football playing days, Henry Oppermann Jr. always seemed to rise to the occasion. A 1956 graduate of Connellsville, Oppermann had a standout high …
Football stars Russell, Heinbaugh win Ruggieri Scholarship
By Jason Black
Seniors Austin Heinbaugh and Christopher Russell have a number of similarities when it comes to football. Both were starters for Connellsville, and both got their …
Connellsville freshman Wiltrout wins PIAA Class AAA javelin title
By Paul Schofield
SHIPPENSBURG — Connellsville freshman Madison Wiltrout didn’t start throwing the javelin until last fall. She didn’t want to play softball for the high school, she …
Hempfield’s Adams, Holmberg, Connellsville’s Wiltrout capture PIAA gold
By Paul Schofield
SHIPPENSBURG — Hempfield senior Max Adams admitted he was a little nervous during the PIAA Class AAA discus finals at the PIAA track and field …
Connellsville freshman Wiltrout emerges as 1 of state’s best in javelin
By Jason Black
Madison Wiltrout knows that her technique in the javelin isn’t perfect. The Connellsville freshman admits that she has yet to take advantage of having a …
Freshman Wiltrout wins WPIAL title in javelin
By Jason Black
Before this track season started, Madison Wiltrout was unsure of her abilities in the javelin and certainly didn’t know whether she had the skills to …
Local athletes ready to take best shot at WPIAL track and field championships
By Jason Black
The WPIAL individual track and field championships at Baldwin represent the final stepping stone for area athletes looking to advance to the state finals. But …
Connellsville’s Grimm to play Division I soccer at St. Francis
By Jason Black
Connellsville senior Ashton Grimm has enjoyed playing soccer since she was a young girl, and this fall, she will have the opportunity to continue playing …
Lightning halts Mt. Pleasant-Connellsville softball matchup
By Jason Black
The Mt. Pleasant softball team was three outs away from picking up a victory against a Class-AAAA opponent Monday. However, Mother Nature had other ideas. …
Connellsville’s Wiltrout earns silver in javelin at Baldwin Invitational
By Justin Criado
Not even a week after breaking her own school record, Connellsville freshman Madison Wiltrout was competing in her first Baldwin Track and Field Invitational. The …
Norwin tops Connellsville to move into 1st in Section 1
By Jason Black
The Norwin softball team is fighting for the top spot in Section 1-AAAA, and leaving 13 runners on base usually isn’t a recipe for success. …
Gerber, Wiltrout break records at Fayette County track meet
By Jason Black
Records fell and titles were defended at this year’s Fayette County Coaches Association Track and Field Championships on Saturday at Connellsville Stadium. Connellsville freshman Madison …
Strong pitching, clutch defense help Connellsville edge Kiski Area
By Jason Black
Solid pitching by Ty Henry and strong defense were the main contributors in Connellsville’s victory at Kiski Area earlier this month, and in the rematch …
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 …

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