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Franklin Regional’s Painter signs with Findlay lacross

By Michael Love
For several years, Annie Painter had a goal of playing lacrosse in college while advancing her education. On Monday, during the National Letter of Intent early ...
Franklin Regional volleyball’s Kane overcomes injuries, signs with George Washington
By Michael Love
Knee injuries that stole two of her varsity seasons didn’t keep Franklin Regional senior Gillian Kane from realizing a dream to play college volleyball. Kane put ...
Franklin Regional’s Mortimer taking swimming talents to Ohio State
By Michael Love
Austin Mortimer is known for his endurance in long swim events in competition at different levels. The Franklin Regional senior has made his mark for the ...
Quartet of Franklin Regional wrestlers celebrate college decisions
By Michael Love
Franklin Regional senior wrestlers Josh Maruca, Michael Kemerer, Devin Brown and Josh Shields all are listed high on Flowrestling’s recent national high school rankings. Each have ...
Syracuse senior ready for homecoming trip to Heinz Field
By Michael Love
Sean Hickey has at least two more games left in his Syracuse football career, with a January all-star game a major possibility as well. The Franklin ...
Murrysville senior softball team competitive in 2014
By Michael Love
The Murrysville senior softball team completed its 2014 season in the Western Pennsylvania Senior Citizens Softball League. The team, which consisted of players 59 years of age and older, finished fourth in a competitive regular season with 10 wins and 13 losses. In the championship playoffs, Murrysville defeated Penn-Trafford in the first ...
Franklin Regional grad Smith dominant for Bucknell in wrestling debut
By Michael Love
Tyler Smith made his mark as one of the best performers in the history of Franklin Regional wrestling, and now, as a freshman at Bucknell ...
Franklin Regional’s WPIAL run stopped in quarterfinals
By Michael Love
Franklin Regional started Friday’s WPIAL Class AAA quarterfinal game against West Allegheny as well as it could’ve hoped. On the strength of a 7-yard run by ...
No. 3 West Allegheny uses wrinkle in quarterfinal win over Franklin Regional
By Bill West
With a coach as wily as Bob Palko in charge, there’s no telling what West Allegheny will run on offense from week to week. On ...
Halloween takes a bite out of H.S. Picks
By Hs Picks
The first week of the high school playoffs went so-so for H.S. Picks, the Tribune-Review’s high school football prognosticator. Picks got bit, not by a Halloween vampire, but from a couple upsets. He missed on seven of 40 games. Beth-Center and Frazier from the Tri-County South Conference dropped games along with Beaver, ...
Previewing the WPIAL quarterfinals
By Staff Reports
Below is a look at some of the top WPIAL quarterfinal matchups: Class AAAA 2-Penn-Trafford (10-0) vs. 7-North Allegheny (8-2) 7:30 p.m. Friday at ...
Trottier ends varsity career at PIAA meet
By Michael Love
Brett Trottier closed out his varsity cross country career Saturday at the PIAA championships, and he realized his goal of running at the state’s biggest event. The Franklin Regional senior took to the 3.1-mile course for the boys Class AAA race at the Hershey Giant Center Complex with 239 other runners, ...
Franklin Area youth football squad captures championship
By Michael Love
The Franklin Area Panthers (ages 11 and 12) youth football team capped the first year of the Big East Youth Football League with a 21-14 ...
Franklin Regional turns attention to No. 3 West Allegheny
By Michael Love
Last year, Franklin Regional was one step away from Heinz Field and a chance to play for a WPIAL Class AAA championship. But West Allegheny denied ...
Franklin Regional deals Belle Vernon 11th straight playoff loss
By Paul Schofield
Franklin Regional showed Belle Vernon something it hadn’t seen all season Friday in the opening round of the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs. The different look — ...
H.S. Picks hunting for perfect costume
By H.s. Picks
This is the best time of the year for H.S. Picks, the Tribune-Review’s high school football prognosticator. Picks loves Halloween, and he’s been busy deciding what costume he’s going to wear Friday for the first round of the WPIAL playoffs. Picks, who is trying to avoid candy this holiday, was considering ...
Franklin Regional prepares for new look Belle Vernon
By Paul Schofield
When Franklin Regional opened the season with a loss at Knoch, coach Greg Botta thought his team was in trouble. After graduating 20 players from the ...
Franklin Regional grad, a Syracuse lineman, fares well in marquee matchup
By Michael Love
Sean Hickey, an anchor of the Syracuse offensive line at left tackle, briefly left Saturday night’s game at Clemson with an ankle injury. The Franklin Regional graduate went out in the second quarter, but he returned to the lineup less than two series later and was on the field for the ...
Franklin midget football team advances to title game
By Michael Love
The Franklin Area Panthers (ages 11 and 12) Midget football team remained undefeated and punched its ticket to the championship game in the Big East Youth Football League with a 33-14 victory over Kiski Area. The Panthers jumped out to a 21-0 lead in the first half. Zach Gordon’s running and receiving, ...
Franklin Regional graduate completes marathon feat
By Dave Schrecengost
Molly Zalewski’s love affair with running began when she joined the track team as a freshman at Franklin Regional High School. “I did it to make ...
Franklin Regional’s Trottier headed to state XC meet
By Michael Love
Brett Trottier was on a mission after last year’s WPIAL championships, and his return to the Cooper’s Lakes Campground course was a culmination of the ...
Murrysville girl competes at racquetball world championships
By Michael Love
Julia Stein likes racquetball competition, whether it’s in and around her hometown of Murrysville, at a national-level tournament or at an international event. Last week, Stein, ...
Franklin Regional boys golf coach impressed with squad in section-title season
By Michael Love
Franklin Regional varsity boys golf head coach Jeff Traphagen said the 2014 season was a special one for some individual golfers and the team as ...
Franklin Regional, Belle Vernon to clash in first round
By Michael Love
The Franklin Regional football team’s mission was pretty cut and dry Friday evening. A win over Gateway would secure second place in the Greater Allegheny Conference ...
Penn-Trafford earns No. 2 seed, will play Fox Chapel in 1st round of WPIAL playoffs
By Paul Schofield
Undefeated Penn-Trafford was rewarded the No. 2 seed by the WPIAL football committee Monday at the annual pairings meeting. The WPIAL announced the first-round pairings ...

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