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Greensburg Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Yough’s Shane Fajt, Ligonier Valley’s Jasmine Connor

By Andrew John
Shane Fajt School: Yough Sport: Baseball Year: Junior Claim to fame: Fajt double twice and drove in three runs to lead Yough (5-2, 1-2) to ...
Ligonier Lady Rams blank Red Dragons
By Peter Turcik
Strong defense lifted the Ligonier Valley High School softball team over Northern Cambria and Purchase Line to keep the Lady Rams undefeated in Heritage Conference ...
Ligonier Rams rally for win over Colts
By Peter Turcik
Numerous weather cancellations delayed the opening game of the season for the Ligonier Valley High School baseball team. Having practiced outside only twice, the Rams ...
Ligonier Valley boys track team pursues title
By Peter Turcik
Last season the Ligonier Valley High School boys track and field team was undefeated in the regular season, but unable to come out on top ...
Nominees announced for Westmoreland County Scholar-Athlete awards
By Paul Schofield
Westmoreland County Senior Judge John J. Driscoll can still see Atlanta Braves’ first baseman Sid Bream sliding home to defeat the Pirates in the 1992 National League Championship Series. It was gut-wrenching loss for him and many Pirates fans. The manager of that Pirates team, Jim Leyland, who also managed ...
Ligonier softball team works on offense
By Peter Turcik
The Lady Rams will begin the 2015 Ligonier Valley High School softball season with a trip to Heritage Conference rival Blairsville. Last year Ligonier Valley ...
Ligonier Rams baseball team aims for consistency
By Peter Turcik
The Ligonier Valley High School baseball team opens the 2015 season against Heritage Conference rival Blairsville, a team Ligonier manager Jon Jones says, is perennially one of the toughest teams in the conference. “That’s the league. They always want to pit the bitter rivals against each other to open the ...
Ligonier wrestlers compete in state tournament
By Peter Turcik
Ligonier Valley High School had three varsity wrestlers compete in the PIAA AA state championships. Freshman Robby Patrick was a state qualifier at 145 pounds ...
Ligonier wrestlers compete at state meet
By Peter Turcik
For the first time since the 2010-11 season, Ligonier Valley High School wrestlers advanced through the PIAA SW Region Tournament and on to the PIAA ...
Ligonier swimmers break records
By Ligonier Echo
Ligonier Valley High School swimmer Shelbi Shearer and diver Bethanie Meharey each captured the first-place medal at the Feb. 27 and 28 District 6 Championship ...
Ligonier Valley boys reflect on successful season
By Kevin Ritchart
At the outset of the 2014-15 season, Ligonier Valley boys basketball coach Todd Hepner asked his players to write down their goals for the team. Without exception, there was one word common to each list the players compiled when practice began last fall: playoffs. “We didn’t tell them what to write,” ...
Derry junior Phillippi wins 132-pound PIAA wrestling crown
By Paul Schofield
HERSHEY — In the end, the old way worked best for Derry junior Micky Phillippi. After becoming more aggressive offensively this season, Phillippi reverted to his ...
Ligonier Valley’s Patrick earns spot in PIAA Class AA finals
By Paul Schofield
HERSHEY — Ligonier Valley freshman Robby Patrick already has achieved something his talented older brothers hadn’t by reaching the PIAA Class AA wrestling championship finals. Patrick ...
Beistel overcomes nerves, 1st-round opponent at PIAA Class AA tournament
By Paul Schofield
HERSHEY — Southmoreland junior Jacob Beistel grabbed his stomach during his first-round match at the PIAA Class AA wrestling championships Thursday at Giant Center. It wasn’t ...
Rams exit playoffs in 2nd round
By Peter Turcik
A slow start and foul trouble in the first quarter meant the end of the Ligonier Valley High School boys basketball team’s playoff run. West Branch High School moved ahead in the District 6 playoffs after defeating the Rams 58-39. In the opening minute of play, the Rams fell into a ...
Up and down season ends for Ligonier Valley girls
By Kevin Ritchart
The Ligonier Valley girls basketball team’s season came to an abrupt end in the District 6 playoffs. The preliminary-round loss punctuated an uneven 2014-15 campaign ...
Ligonier Valley freshman Patrick carries on family tradition as Southwest Region champion
By Bill West
As he waited to weigh in Saturday morning at the PIAA Class AA Southwest Region wrestling championships at Canon-McMillan High School, Ligonier Valley freshman 145-pounder ...
Ligonier Valley wrestlers place at districts
By Peter Turcik
The Ligonier Valley High School wrestling team entered seven wrestlers in the District 6 tournament, with two of them making it all the way to ...
GameChanger app revolutionizes Ligonier Valley boys basketball
By Peter Turcik
Any high school sports team in the country keeps stats on their players. For most teams, a manager records the various bits of information from ...
Ligonier Valley wrestling team struggles with forfeits
By Peter Turcik
The Ligonier Valley wrestling team traveled to Shaler and then to Berlin Brothersvalley for a dual match round robin, where the Rams took on Berlin ...
Ligonier Valley Rams beat United Lions
By Peter Turcik
Jordan Jones, the leading scorer for the Ligonier Valley High School boys basketball team scored his 1,000th point in the 59-44 win against United last ...
Lady Rams nab 2 wins
By Peter Turcik
The Ligonier Valley High School girls basketball team won victories against Northern Cambria, 56-26 and squeaked out a close 57-56 result against Homer Center. The ...
Greensburg high school athletes of the week: Ligonier Valley’s Jordan Jones, Norwin’s Kathryn Painter
By Andrew John
Jordan Jones School: Ligonier Valley Sport: Basketball Year: Senior Claim to fame: Jones, a three-sport athlete, scored 15 points to lead Ligonier Valley (12-7, 11-3) ...
Forfeits continue to plague Ligonier Valley wrestlers
By Peter Turcik
The Ligonier Valley High School Rams competed in a string of dual matches that included traveling to Blairsville at Juniata High School for a dual ...
Ligonier Valley’s 3-sports standout nearing 1,000 career points
By Andrew John
In the age of sports specialization, it’s difficult to find a high school athlete who is successful in three sports. Ligonier Valley senior Jordan Jones is ...

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