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Connellsville boys soccer team sets sights on postseason

By Jason Black
Coming into last season, Connellsville boys soccer coach Jason Rice had a simple goal of seeing the Falcons win a section game. Winning a section …
McKeesport’s Hudson sets career high in rout of Connellsville
By Dave Mackall
Khaleke Hudson had to think about the question for a minute, but the smile that crept onto his face provided an answer. Had Hudson ever produced 300-yard rushing games in football before? “Yes, yes, I did,” the McKeesport junior said after gaining a high school career-high 346 yards and scoring …
Connellsville’s Knopsnider will split time on both sides of ball this season
By Jason Black
Dylan Knopsnider knows if the Connellsville football team is to be successful, there has to be a lot of leadership. In his senior season, Knopsnider …
Connellsville faces tough opening test with No. 5 McKeesport
By Jason Black
One of the first objectives for any high school football team is to start the season strong. The Connellsville football team appears to have accomplished …
Daily Courier Q&A: Connellsville’s Dylan McCrae
By Jason Black
Connellsville senior Dylan McCrae will be a third-year starter along the offensive line for the Falcons this season as they prepare for the season opener …
Connellsville hopes mental toughness leads team back to playoffs
By Jason Black
In 2011, Connellsville appeared to be on the verge of becoming a perennial playoff contender in the Quad East. However, the team seemed to take …
Falcons focused on  cutting down mistakes
By Jason Black
Two straight two-wins seasons have not shattered the Falcons’ confidence in their ability to return to the playoffs in 2014. Although Connellsville had talent in …
Connellsville volleyball team looks to build on strong season
By Jason Black
During his first season as coach of the Connellsville girls volleyball team, Casey O’Brien guided the Falcons to a third-place finish in Section 2-AAA and …
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 …
Falcons tennis team looking to learn on the fly
By Jason Black
The Connellsville girls tennis team is much a work in progress, especially considering the team lost all seven of its regular starters from last year’s …
Youthful Connellsville golf team builds toward future
By Jason Black
The Connellsville boys golf team is entering a transition period, and coach Brent Rockwell knows the Falcons will be using much of the upcoming season …
3 candidates vie to be Connellsville’s quarterback
By Jason Black
For the past four high school football seasons, there hasn’t been any question as to who would be Connellsville’s quarterback on Friday nights. Jade Maher …
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. …

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