St. Joseph Sports

Ex-St. Joseph star savors temporary call-up

Joey Luciana is realistic about one of his recent baseball experiences. But at the same time, you might say the experience knocked his socks off. Luciana, ...

Freeport bowler strikes down obstacles

Rachel McCandless was 2 years old when she rolled her first bowling ball down a lane. She was just a kid enjoying a simple moment. Though ...

A-K Valley roundup: St. Joseph edges Obama Academy

Brady Cowan struck out eight and gave up two hits to guide the visiting St. Joseph baseball team to a 3-1 victory over Obama Academy ...

St. Joseph's postseason hopes stifled by playoff-bound Leechburg

It wasn't the ending St. Joseph was hoping for. The Spartans, in the playoff hunt on the final day of the section season for the first ...

St. Joseph softball in hunt for 1st playoff berth

St. Joseph's softball history comes with a dark and dismal chronology. No sugar-coating can make the results taste any better: zero playoff appearances and no ...

Riverview softball stays in playoff race

Riverview wasn't about to let St. Joseph ruin its senior day festivities or its run of success against its Section 3-A foe from just up ...

A-K Valley roundup: St. Joseph softball snaps 4-game skid

St. Joseph's softball team lost its most recent three games by one run, so the Spartans left nothing to chance Thursday. Anna Swierczewski doubled three times, ...

St. Joseph's Cowan develops into staff ace, leader

Brodey Cowan lost track of his pitch count in St. Joseph's recent Section 4-A game against Riverview. Inning after inning, Cowan returned to the mound, with ...

Spotlight athletes: Highlands' Eric Huet, St. Joseph's Anna Swierczewski

Eric Huet School: Highlands Class: Senior Sport: Tennis Report card: A three-year starter for the Golden Rams, Huet advanced to the WPIAL Class AA ...

High school roundup: Swierczewski leads St. Joseph's softball team to shutout win over Vincentian

Anna Swierczewski dominated on the mound and at the plate Monday. St. Joseph sophomore struck out a career-high 16 and allowed one hit as the Spartans ...

St. Joseph baseball welcomes offseason changes

Mike Van Thiel has had a gradual rise through the coaching ranks at St. Joseph. When his son, Jordan, started attending the school and playing on ...

Talented sophomores supply hope for St. Joseph softball

St. Joseph softball's roster is dotted with underclassmen, which might lead to assumptions that the Spartans are lacking in experience. But the opportunity to play on ...

Highlands' Bonnett, St. Joseph's Bowman earn PIAA silver medals

LEWISBURG — Highlands junior Bailey Bonnett and St. Joseph senior Sabrina Bowman entered Friday night's PIAA Class AA swimming finals at Bucknell's Kinney Natatorium in ...

Swimmers from Geibel, Hopewell garner PIAA gold medals

LEWISBURG — Hopewell senior Logan Palochak's 100-yard butterfly race finished just 50.56 seconds after it began Friday evening at Bucknell's Kinney Natatorium, but he managed ...

A-K Valley trio Bonnett, Bowman, Zukowski defend WPIAL swim titles

Three times in Friday afternoon's WPIAL Class AA swimming championships, A-K Valley swimmers stepped toward the starting blocks at Pitt's Trees Pool with the event's ...

Highlands' Bonnett wins 3rd WPIAL title in record time

Highlands junior Bailey Bonnett pushed through pain for nearly her entire 200-yard individual medley Thursday afternoon at Pitt's Trees Pool in the WPIAL Class AA ...

Leechburg girls end 10-year postseason drought

Mikayla Lovelace waited one year to make the playoffs, and that was more than enough for her. Imagine how the rest of Leechburg felt. The Blue Devils' ...

St. Joseph boys knock off Leechburg but fall short of playoff berth

St. Joseph did its part, and in dramatic fashion. But a thrilling end to section play won't come with any bonus points. Despite a comeback to ...

Alle-Kiski basketball notebook: Spartans' streak in jeopardy

Kelly Robinson will talk to his team about its next opponent, its half-court defense or what the players did over the weekend. Don't expect any ...

Leechburg beats St. Joseph for 4th win in row

Leechburg spent most of its Section 2-A game at St. Joseph playing its usual breakneck style, but the Blue Devils made one of their biggest ...

St. Joseph clips Riverview in Section 2-A girls thriller

Heading into Thursday night's Section 2-A girls basketball showdown between Riverview and St. Joseph, the only difference between the teams was Riverview's ranking. The Raiders ...

Alle-Kiski roundup: St. Joseph loses lead, comes back against Springdale

St. Joseph lost a double-digit lead in its Section 2-A opener, but the Spartans made up for it down the stretch. Matt Perl made 3 of ...

Alle-Kiski Roundup: St. Joseph girls basketball team gets convincing win

Four players scored in double figures as the St. Joseph girls basketball team cruised past visiting Winchester Thurston, 76-50, on Saturday in a Class A ...

St. Joseph's Schiano diCola, Plum's Amato named Valley News Dispatch Soccer Players of the Year

St. Joseph's Vincenzo Schiano diCola and Plum's Ashley Amato are the 2015 Valley News Dispatch Boys and Girls Soccer Players of the Year. Boys Player ...

Tournament MVP Jonczak leads Highlands to tip-off title

The shortest road trip of the season turned out to be a fruitful one for the Highlands girls basketball team. The Golden Rams traveled about 500 ...


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