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Pitt’s McConnell-Serio made Vincentian star’s choice easy

By Tribune-Review
Brenna Wise called Pitt coach Suzie McConnell-Serio this week to tell her she had some more questions about the women’s basketball team. Truthfully, she had …
Vincentian’s Wise commits to Pitt
By Bill West
No stranger to the types of basketball found in the most densely populated corners of Pennsylvania, Vincentian Academy senior Brenna Wise spent considerable time pondering …
Southmoreland wrestler Griffiths’ case appeal moves on to PIAA
By Chris Harlan
Southmoreland School District will appeal the WPIAL’s ruling against wrestler Austin Griffiths to the PIAA. The WPIAL board ruled against Griffiths on Sept. 2, the …
Vincentian boys soccer squad looking to keep section streak alive
By Jimmy Graner
The Vincentian boys soccer team is looking for another successful season in the fall. Last year, the Royals went undefeated in their section. With an …
Freshmen could be the key for Vincentian girls soccer team
By Jimmy Graner
Another trip to the playoffs might in the works this year for the Vincentian Lady Royals soccer team. With a conference record of 4-3 last year, the Lady Royals are looking to improve. With its star goalie gone, the squad is looking at its freshman offensive front to lead the …
WPIAL again rules Southmoreland wrestler ineligible
By Chris Harlan
For the second time in about two weeks, the WPIAL board ruled against Southmoreland wrestler Austin Griffiths, leaving the three-time state qualifier ineligible for this season. Griffiths, who repeated a grade, was seeking an additional year of eligibility, WPIAL executive director Tim O’Malley said. The WPIAL ruled him ineligible Aug. …
Gorman: Storino’s suspension a leap of faith for Vincentian
By Kevin Gorman
The first thing Tim Storino noticed in returning to his Vincentian Royals is that they finally look like a football team, not kids just wearing …
Vincentian ready to compete in conference play
By Jerry Clark
With two seasons of exhibition games under their collective belt, the Vincentian Academy Royals football team is ready to make it count in 2014. “I …
Vincentian senior plays football for love of teammates
By Tribune-Review
Freelance writer Steven W. Young met with Vincentian senior Mike Falgione to see how the fullback is preparing for the upcoming season. Steven W. Young: …
Vincentian ready for 1st WPIAL football season
By Jerry Clark 8:55 p.m.
After two seasons of competing as an independent program, Vincentian is looking forward to being in the fray for a WPIAL championship. While coach Tim …
Monroeville’s Herring ready for basketball opportunity at Brown
By Michael Love
For three years as a member of the Vincentian varsity girls basketball team, Monroeville resident Imani Herring experienced the highest of highs and some tough …
Vincentian’s Madonna to play at Division I Siena
By Jerry Clark
Four years behind the plate as the catcher for the Vincentian Academy Royals led to four playoff appearances for Phil Madonna. The four playoff appearances …
High school athletes of the week: North Allegheny’s Brendan Brown; Vincentian’s Ally Bartoszewicz
By Brian Graham
Brendan Brown School: North Allegheny Year: Senior Sport: Volleyball Claim to fame: Brown had 11 kills and seven blocks for the Tigers, helping them win …
Vincentian sprinter to run 4 events at PIAA meet
By Chris Harlan
Vincentian Academy’s Ally Bartoszewicz celebrated with teammates Kayla Key and Maia Joiner this winter when they won a state basketball title in Hershey. Now, she …
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Steel Valley’s Andrew Chuba, Vincentian’s Kim Corcoran
By Brian Graham 7:04 p.m.
Andrew Chuba School: Steel Valley Year: Senior Sport: Baseball Claim to fame: Chuba pitched a complete-game, two-hitter with 10 strikeouts and went 3 for 5 …
Union baseball team squeezes out upset win over No. 3 Vincentian
By Chris Harlan
After two days and 10 innings, one well placed bunt was the difference. A flawless squeeze bunt by Union’s Tim Sumner allowed Kody Smith to …
Baseball and softball playoffs underway
By Jerry Clark
With the baseball playoffs heating up this week, few teams are as hot as the Vincentian Royals. The Royals took the section with a mark …
Breaking down the WPIAL baseball playoffs
By Chris Harlan
Class AAAA THE FAVORITE Hempfield won Section 2, likely the strongest Class AAAA section this season, with an offense led by OF Joey DeFloria, 1B …
Walk-off hit lifts Leechburg over Vincentian
By Matt Grubba
The playoff streak is all but secure, and now second place is in sight for the Leechburg softball team. Monica Emricko’s two-out hit dropped in fair territory behind first base, which let Miranda Reesman score in a walk-off win for the Blue Devils, 7-6, over visiting Vincentian in a Section …
Offseason work helps Vincentian pitchers go distance this season
By Chris Harlan
Vincentian Academy junior Jay Cortese can finish what he starts. The pitcher’s first three outings this season were complete games, which bodes well for the …
Vincentian basketball star Wise beyond her years
By Jerry Clark
Every athlete dreams of being a prominent player on a championship team. Accomplishing that feat once is difficult let alone doing it multiple times. This …
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Vincentian’s Jay Cortese, Plum’s Hannah Adamski
By Brian Graham
Jay Cortese School: Vincentian Year: Junior Sport: Baseball Claim to fame: Cortese tossed a one-hitter and struck out 12 batters for Vincentian in its 11-1 win over Karns City on March 31. The following day, Cortese got it done with his bat, going 5 for 5 and hitting for the …
New Castle’s Hooker, Vincentian’s Wise named Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Basketball Players of the Year
By Chris Harlan
New Castle’s Malik Hooker and Vincentian Academy’s Brenna Wise are the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Basketball Players of the Year. Boys player of the year Malik Hooker …
High school notebook: Hampton’s Luther edges New Castle’s Hooker in all-state player of the year voting
By Chris Harlan
Despite four head-to-head losses, Hampton senior Ryan Luther was chosen over New Castle’s Malik Hooker as the state’s Class AAAA boys basketball player of the …
Trib Cup: North Allegheny, Blackhawk, Seton-La Salle, Vincentian lead winter standings
By Brian Graham
The temperature may not indicate that the winter is over, but the second portion of the WPIAL high school calendar has changed with four of the top districts climbing the ranks of the Trib Total Media/WPXI High School Sports award standings. North Allegheny (Class AAAA), Blackhawk (Class AAA), Seton-La Salle …

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