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Ultimate teams gearing up for state tourney

By Michael Love
The Franklin Regional boys Ultimate Frisbee team earned the No. 2 seed for the Pittsburgh High School Ultimate League’s Division I playoffs and beat Upper ...
Panthers athletes conclude seasons at states
By Michael Love
The Franklin Regional 4x800-meter relay of senior Elizabeth Donahoe, juniors Katja Kochvar and Bria McMahon and freshman Calla Solomon finished third at WPIALs and improved ...
Murrysville’s Carter earns national open singles championship
By Michael Love
Murrysville’s Thomas Carter, a 2013 graduate of the Kiski School, defeated Arturo Burruel of Grapevine, Texas, to capture the men’s open singles championship Saturday at the 48th U.S. Racquetball National Singles Championships in Highlands Ranch, Colo. Carter and Burruel were the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds, respectively, in the bracket. Carter, ...
Franklin Regional boys lacrosse squad caps season with spirited section win
By Michael Love
The Franklin Regional varsity boys lacrosse team was denied a trip to the WPIAL Division I playoffs based on their fifth-place finish in Section 2 ...
Franklin Regional distance relay, long jumper set for PIAA meet
By Michael Love
Last year, the Franklin Regional girls 4x800-meter relay qualified for WPIALs, but the team ended last out of 24 teams, finishing more than 40 seconds ...
Panthers cap season with close victory at Gateway, 2-1
By Michael Love
The Franklin Regional varsity girls softball team was eliminated from WPIAL playoff contention in Section 2-AAAA with a heartbreaking and frustrating 10-9 loss to Plum ...
Bursic to run for Seton Hill University
By Michael Love
Hannah Bursic got back to running this spring, and she is hoping for big things in the 400-meter dash at Thursday’s WPIAL Class AAA track ...
Franklin Regional coach excited about lacrosse team’s steps forward
By Kevin Richart
The Franklin Regional girls lacrosse team might have missed out on the WPIAL playoffs, but head coach Eric Barnabei said the program is back in the conversation of Division I teams that know what it takes to compete and win every time they take the field. “Everybody knows we come to ...
IUP's Bertolo named to two all-star squads
By Michael Love
The Indiana University of Pennsylvania women’s lacrosse team finished its 2015 season 10-8 overall and 8-4 in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference. Despite a loss in the first round of the PSAC tournament, the season was a successful one for IUP. A trio of players from that team, including Franklin Regional graduate ...
Franklin Regional athletes ready for WPIAL track finals
By Michael Love
The Franklin Regional girls 4x800-meter relay team of Elizabeth Donahoe, Calla Solomon, Bria McMahon and Katja Kochvar set a new school record in the event ...
Franklin Regional, Syracuse grad to get NFL shot with New Orleans
By Michael Love
Sean Hickey spent the NFL Draft at home in Murrysville with family and friends. After all the pre-draft workouts and evaluations, he got an idea of where he might fall in the draft and in what round a team would pick him. Hickey said that most projections had him going anywhere from ...
Franklin Regional tennis looks forward to next portion of ‘two-year cycle’
By Michael Love
The Franklin Regional varsity boys tennis team concluded its season last week with a tough 5-0 loss to North Allegheny in the first round of the WPIAL Class AAA team playoffs. Despite the loss, head coach Howard Fisher said his young team, which featured only one senior starter and a pair ...
Franklin Regional wrestler Kemerer honored for athletic, academic success
By Michael Love
Franklin Regional senior Michael Kemerer is the 2015 Pennsylvania winner of the Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award, presented by the National Wrestling Hall of Fame & Museum, based in Stillwater, Okla. Originally created in honor of Schultz, an Olympic and world champion, the High School Excellence Award is based on ...
Franklin Regional baseball turns focus to WPIAL playoffs
By Michael Love
The Franklin Regional varsity baseball team came up just short in its bid to win the Section 4-AAAA championship, but head coach Bobby Saddler said ...
Franklin Regional track squads prep for qualifier
By Michael Love
The journey for the Franklin Regional boys and girls track and field teams brings them to the WPIAL Central Qualifier on Thursday at 2 p.m. ...
Hempfield’s Holmberg, Franklin Regional’s Kemerer honored at awards banquet
By Paul Schofield
Hempfield senior Maddie Holmberg can add another first to her already impressive resume. She and her dad, Rob, became the first parent/child in 59 years ...
Franklin Regional’s Roberge honored with WPIAL Scholar-Athlete Award
By Michael Love 11:09 p.m.
Franklin Regional senior Jake Roberge is one of 20 student-athletes (10 male and 10 female) who will receive the WPIAL’s Scholar-Athlete Award at a recognition luncheon May 18 at the Greentree Doubletree Hotel. The WPIAL Scholar-Athlete program honors well-rounded male and female student-athletes who will graduate in 2015 and have been ...
Greensburg Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Franklin Regional’s Luciano Besh, Penn-Trafford’s Hannah Dobrinick
By Andrew John
Luciano Besh School: Franklin Regional Sport: Baseball Year: Junior Claim to fame: Besh, who is 3-0 with a 1.51 ERA, went nine innings, allowing ...
Franklin Regional girls lacrosse battles to stay alive in playoff chase
By Michael Love 11:11 p.m.
The Franklin Regional varsity girls lacrosse team has little room for error in its fight for a WPIAL playoff spot out of Section 2 of ...
Franklin Regional softball hopes to remain in playoff mix
By Michael Love 11:12 p.m.
Franklin Regional began the week knowing that it controlled its own destiny in regards to securing one of the three WPIAL playoff spots from Section 2-AAAA. The Panthers were 6-3 and in fourth place behind Fox Chapel, Gateway and Plum heading into Tuesday’s matchup at Plum. The game, which ended past ...
Franklin Regional baseball arrives at section rematch with Plum
By Michael Love 11:12 p.m.
Franklin Regional head baseball coach Bobby Saddler said he liked the effort his team gave in a tough 4-0 loss to Plum in a Section 4-AAAA clash on April 17. He said his players quickly turned to thoughts of the rematch — set for Thursday afternoon at 4 p.m. at Plum, ...
Franklin Regional track brings home plethora of WCCA medals
By Michael Love 11:13 p.m.
Brett White said he felt comfortable Saturday at Latrobe Stadium as he attempted to bring home a Westmoreland County Coaches Association title in the long ...
High school notebook: Franklin Regional coach, wrestlers honored nationally
By Tribune-Review
Franklin Regional wrestling coach Eric Mausser on Tuesday was named the All-USA Wrestling Coach of the Year by USA Today. The eighth-year coach led the Panthers to a second straight PIAA title. He also coached five state finalists, including All-USA first-team selections Spencer Lee and Michael Kemerer and ...
Franklin Regional rallies past Foxes in section matchup
By Michael Love
Franklin Regional assembled a 4-2 record through its first six Section 2-AAAA games with wins over Penn Hills and Woodland Hills, as well as a doubleheader sweep of Allderdice. The Panthers also suffered losses to Plum and Gateway, and Friday’s key matchup at Fox Chapel was crucial for them to win ...
High school notebook: Lombardi discusses 6 classes, heat acclimatization at WPIAL meeting
By Paul Schofield
PIAA Executive Director Dr. Robert Lombardi addressed principals and athletic directors Tuesday at the annual WPIAL meeting at the Double Tree in Green Tree. Lombardi discussed several items going on with the state’s athletics governing body, but the two topics that concerned the audience were the proposed six football ...

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