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Franklin Regional volleyball sets higher goals for 2014

By Doug Gulasy
One year made a big difference in the Franklin Regional girls volleyball team’s expectations. After posting a 6-8 record last season, including 5-7 in section …
Fit, fast Franklin Regional girls soccer team looks to return to playoffs
By Doug Gulasy
Rich Garland noticed one thing right away when members of the Franklin Regional girls soccer camp reported to camp earlier this month: They were fit. …
‘Very quality’ seniors to lead way for Franklin Regional boys soccer
By Doug Gulasy
The moment Jake Roberge has been waiting for is finally here. For three years, he and his classmates on the Franklin Regional boys soccer team …
Depth to play key factor for Franklin Regional
By Doug Gulasy
Position battles are nothing new at Franklin Regional, but they could reach another level this summer. After the graduation of more than 20 players from …
Class AAA breakdown: With perennial contender Gateway joining Greater Allegheny, trend of championship Parkway teams could be challenged
By Jason Mackey
West Allegheny coach Bob Palko doesn’t deny that Gateway dropping down from Quad-A and shifting into the WPIAL Class AAA Greater Allegheny Conference has improved …
Franklin Regional hopes to move on without No. 1 singles player
By Doug Gulasy
The 2014 Franklin Regional girls tennis team will look quite a bit different than the squads that made the WPIAL playoffs each of the past …
Franklin Regional boys golf expects strong follow-up to playoff campaign
By Doug Gulasy
The Franklin Regional boys golf team accomplished one of its usual goals last season, qualifying for the WPIAL playoffs for the first time since 2005. Heading into the 2014 campaign, that goal is now an expectation. Franklin Regional is looking for a strong follow-up to its 2013 season, when the …
Franklin Regional girls golf looks for rebound year
By Doug Gulasy
Franklin Regional girls golf coach Kane Daignault sees a lot more when he looks at his team this season. A lot more players, and a …
HSFB preview by position: Size isn’t the only measure of LBs’ talent
By Chris Harlan
North Allegheny’s Layne Skundrich was the leading tackler on a Class AAAA state championship team, but Alabama won’t be calling him. West Allegheny’s Armand Dellovade, …
Franklin Regional graduate ready to tackle Ironman Triathlon
By Doug Gulasy
Grant Gipson first heard of the Ironman Triathlon when he was a teenager, and the idea of competing in such an event always intrigued him. …
Franklin Regional cross country teams aiming for section titles
By Doug Gulasy
The Franklin Regional boys cross country team enters the 2014 season looking to continue its section dominance, while the girls team has the potential to …
HS notes: Hempfield hires Swan as basketball coach
By Paul Schofield
It didn’t take Hempfield long to find a new boys basketball coach. Less than three weeks after Mark Marino resigned after one season as coach, the school board hired former coach Bill Swan by a 7-0 vote Monday. Swan coached Hempfield from 2001-09, compiling a 117-76 record and three section …
High school football coaches put premium on safety of their players
By Matt Grubba
While one local team deals with tragedy, the PIAA and area football coaches are still hard at work with player safety as the top priority. …
World title provides ‘best feeling’ for Franklin Regional grappler Lee
By Doug Gulasy
Shortly after becoming one of the top wrestlers in the world, Spencer Lee experienced “the best feeling in the world.” Lee, a rising sophomore at …
Franklin Regional, Norwin, Penn-Trafford compete at annual WCCA 7-on-7 tournament
By Doug Gulasy
The hitting won’t begin until preseason camp begins Aug. 11, but local football teams are preparing for the upcoming season in any way they can. …
Penn-Trafford wins WCCA 7 on 7 tournament title
By Andrew Erickson
Murrysville has been kind to Penn-Trafford quarterback Brett Laffoon. He has led his team to two tournament victories at the Westmoreland County Coaches Association seven-on-seven …
Zanotto ‘excited’ about commitment to Maryland
By Doug Gulasy
Brett Zanotto saw a lot he liked when he visited the University of Maryland this spring — enough to make him commit to play there …
Franklin Regional boys gaining experience over summer
By Doug Gulasy
Next season’s Franklin Regional boys basketball team will count heavily on newcomers, but those players are already getting their first taste of the varsity level …
Franklin Regional graduate Novak’s basketball journey continues
By Doug Gulasy
Nick Novak spent last summer in Florida and the fall and spring in Germany, but he never traveled away from a basketball court. Now back …
Franklin Regional’s Zanotto commits to Maryland
By Chris Harlan
Franklin Regional rising senior linebacker Brett Zanotto (6-0, 215) made a verbal commitment to Maryland Thursday, choosing the Terrapins over offers from Syracuse, Boston College, …
Franklin Regional graduate shooting for medals at archery worlds
By Doug Gulasy
Kannsas Michaels brought home one medal the last time she competed in the World Archery Championships. This time around, she’s aiming for three. Michaels, a …
Franklin Regional girls dealing with injuries in summer league play
By Doug Gulasy
Injuries can cause problems for teams during the regular season, but the Franklin Regional girls basketball team is experiencing some health-related misfortune during the summer. …
Franklin Regional girls athlete of the year: Alyssa Ruffing
By Doug Gulasy
After specializing in sprint swimming for much of her high school career, Alyssa Ruffing tried something new for her senior season. Two years after winning …
Franklin Regional graduate making moves in bodybuilding world
By Doug Gulasy
Jonny Catanzano received his first exposure to the world of bodybuilding while in middle school. About 15 years later, a sport that always intrigued him …
Franklin Regional graduates to play in softball exhibition against U.S. National Team
By Doug Gulasy
When Ashley Dolan received an invitation to play a softball exhibition alongside other Presidents’ Athletic Conference seniors, she thought the opponent would be a group …

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