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Franklin Regional athletes ink final decisions on signing day

By Michael Love
As National Letter of Intent signing day approached last week, Todd Summers had several options to choose from as he decided where he would continue ...
Youthful Franklin Regional girls squad points to optimistic future
By Michael Love
The Franklin Regional varsity girls basketball team came into the 2015-16 season with raised expectations for themselves with several letter winners in the varsity mix. ...
Franklin Regional boys have new life in playoffs
By Michael Love
The Franklin Regional varsity boys basketball team suffered losses in four of its final five Section 2-AAAA games to finish 8-6 in the section standings. Included ...
Plum boys basketball tops Franklin Regional, surges into playoffs
By Paul Schofield
Plum made sure the Franklin Regional boys basketball team had an anxious Friday night. The Mustangs hit some timely 3-pointers in the first half, played well defensively and rolled to a 54-41 Section 4-AAAA victory at home. Plum, which went 5-1 in the section during the second half of the season, will ...
Gorman: An easy pick for Franklin Regional’s Summers
By Kevin Gorman
Todd Summers was surprised when Kansas State offered him a scholarship Jan. 27, even more so when Iowa State followed with one two days later. ...
North Allegheny wrestlers take down defending champion Franklin Regional
By Paul Schofield
North Allegheny picked a great time to get healthy. The Tigers, who fell out of the Tribune-Review team rankings this week, have been fighting injuries all ...
Franklin Regional’s Lee set to return after rehab for shoulder injury
By Paul Schofield
Franklin Regional junior Spencer Lee was cleared to wrestle by Dr. James Bradley on Tuesday. But the question remains, will the two-time WPIAL, PIAA and world ...
Franklin Regional wrestling team captures championship at Sharon Duals
By Michael Love
The Franklin Regional wrestling team gained an additional measure of momentum for this week’s WPIAL Class AAA team playoffs by capturing Saturday’s Sharon Duals tournament. The Panthers went 5-0 on the day with four wins in their pool and a 36-33 victory over Shaler in the finals. “Most guys wrestled five matches ...
FR cheer team takes fifth at states
By Michael Love
Bad weather forced the PIAA to postpone the state competitive spirit championships from Jan. 22 and 23 to last Friday and Saturday. When the PIAA meet finally got going, Franklin Regional showed it was one of the top teams in the state for the small varsity division. The Panthers placed fifth out ...
Franklin Regional girls claim title, boys 2nd at WCCA meet
By Michael Love
The Franklin Regional varsity girls swimming and diving teams took top honors at last Saturday’s Westmoreland County Coaches Association championship meet at Derry High School. The ...
Franklin Regional ice hockey team ready for wild finish in race for conference title
By Michael Love
The Franklin Regional ice hockey team maintained first place in the PIHL Class A Eastern Conference by racing past Westmont Hilltop, 10-3, on Monday. The Panthers ...
Dramatic OT win fuels Franklin Regional boys in final week
By Michael Love
The Franklin Regional varsity boys basketball team’s dramatic 71-70 overtime victory at McKeesport on Friday snapped a two-game losing streak in Section 2-AAAA play and ...
Franklin Regional divers take aim at success
By Andrew Erickson
Andrew Sederholm and Kevin Schon’s friendship began on a Franklin Regional Middle School lacrosse team. Both admit lacrosse wasn’t their sport, but six years later the ...
Kiski Area wrestling team parlays spate of pins into Section 1-AAA title
By Paul Schofield
It has been four years since the Kiski Area wrestling team won a section title. But on Wednesday, the second-ranked Cavaliers (16-0) showed why they are ...
Without top 2 wrestlers, Franklin Regional set to battle for Section 1 title
By Paul Schofield
When the WPIAL team wrestling tournament began the past two seasons, everyone knew Franklin Regional was the odds-on favorite. The Panthers didn’t disappoint, winning two WPIAL ...
Franklin Regional swimmers aiming for titles at WCCA meet
By Michael Love
The Franklin Regional boys and girls swimming and diving teams already have gotten a good look at what Westmoreland County foes Penn-Trafford, Hempfield and Greater ...
Franklin Regional wrestlers return to Sharon Duals
By Michael Love
After a one-year hiatus from the Sharon Duals, the Franklin Regional wrestling team returns to the tournament Saturday and hopes to add its third title ...
Franklin Regional hockey maintains conference lead
By Michael Love
The tussle at the top of the PIHL Class A Eastern Conference continues to heat up with only a few weeks left in the regular season. Franklin Regional (13-4) maintains a one-point lead over Freeport (12-4-1) at the top of the standings with five games to play. That final stretch begins ...
Setback to section leader puts Franklin Regional girls in must-win situation
By Michael Love
Friday’s 57-29 loss to Section 2-AAAA leader Penn Hills put the Franklin Regional varsity girls basketball team on the cusp of WPIAL playoff elimination. The Panthers fell to 3-7 in section with the setback to the Indians. Franklin Regional was to host Gateway on Tuesday in a matchup that was to be ...
Franklin Regional boys basketball still in hunt for section title
By Michael Love
Despite last Friday’s 79-68 loss at Penn Hills, the Franklin Regional varsity boys basketball team still finds itself in the hunt for the Section 2-AAAA championship. The Panthers entered the week 7-3 and tied with Plum for second place behind the Indians (8-2). Gateway, which suffered a 46-34 loss to ...
Franklin Regional's Camacho adds county title to productive first varsity wrestling season
By Michael Love
Nico Megaludis started the current Franklin Regional streak in January of 2008. He won the 103-pound Westmoreland County Coaches Association title that year, and it was ...
Penn Hills wins battle for 1st against Franklin Regional
By Andrew Erickson
Two Fridays, two section losses avenged for Penn Hills. Senior guard Jeremiah Ligon scored 25 points, including nine in the fourth quarter, as Penn Hills defeated ...
Franklin Regional to begin wrestling team playoffs
By Michael Love
All four teams who will compete in next Wednesday’s WPIAL Section 1 championship playoff are positioned in the top 10 in the Tribune-Review Class AAA ...
4 from Franklin Regional land on PIHL Class A all-star list
By Michael Love
The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League will host its 2016 all-star event on Jan. 31 at Brady’s Run Ice Arena in Beaver, and several players from Plum, Franklin Regional and Gateway will be a part of the day of games. Selected to the Class A game from Franklin Regional are senior goaltender ...
Gorman: Todd latest Summers to star at Franklin Regional
By Kevin Gorman
Todd Summers would sit in the stands at Franklin Regional games and watch how much fun his older brothers were having playing basketball. “Ever since ...
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