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Shoulder injury sidelines top-seeded 126-pounder at WPIAL wrestling tournament

By Paul Schofield
The first day at the WPIAL/PIAA Southwest Regional wrestling championship is usually uneventful. That wasn’t the case this season. At least five wrestlers were scratched from the ...
Graw represents Franklin Regional rifle team at states
By Michael Love
Jack Graw put Franklin Regional back on the high school rifle map over the past couple of weeks. Two weeks ago at the WPIAL championships, Graw, the only shooter representing Franklin Regional, shot a 200-16x to place 10th overall out of 80 competitors. The WPIAL performance earned him a trip to the ...
Franklin Regional basketball coach pleased with team’s focus, fight
By Michael Love
It was a tough year for the Franklin Regional varsity boys basketball team, both overall and in section play. The Panthers finished 3-9 in Section 2, tied with Penn Hills for fifth. They were 7-15 overall and suffered five losses in a row to end the season. But head coach Brad Midgley ...
10 Franklin Regional wrestlers qualify for WPIAL tournament
By Michael Love
About a month ago, the Franklin Regional wrestling team invaded Penn Hills High School for the WPIAL Class AAA team championships. After two grueling dual meets ...
Franklin Regional skier returns to state championships
By Michael Love
Riley Pottinger was the youngest skier in the U14 girls division at this past weekend’s Pennsylvania Alpine Racing Association’s state championships at Seven Springs. The seventh ...
Franklin Regional clinches Tier 2 hockey title
By Michael Love
It wasn’t easy, but the Franklin Regional varsity ice hockey team officially clinched the outright Tier 2 Eastern Conference title Friday. The Panthers held off a ...
Panthers record several top finishes
By Michael Love
Automatic bids to states, standing on the medals podium, season-best swims and making long-lasting memories on the WPIAL’s biggest stage. It all came together for members ...
High school wrestling roundup: Franklin Regional sends 10 to WPIAL tourney
By Staff Reports
WPIAL and PIAA team champion Franklin Regional had six wrestlers capture titles Saturday night at the Section 1-AAA tournament at Kiski Area and 10 total ...
Franklin Regional ready to make a splash at WPIAL finals
By Michael Love
The Franklin Regional boys and girls swim teams again will be well represented at Friday and Saturday’s WPIAL Class AAA championships, as 25 will swim ...
Positive end to campaign boosts Franklin Regional girls into offseason
By Michael Love
With five straight losses to end the Section 2-AAAA schedule, the Franklin Regional varsity girls basketball team was looking to end the season on a positive note with a pair of nonsection games against Laurel Highlands and Butler. Putting the frustrations of a 2-10 section campaign behind them, the Panthers went ...
Franklin Regional grad Pickens selected to dive at FINA Grand Prix meet
By Michael Love
Franklin Regional graduate Samantha Pickens will represent USA Diving at one of two FINA Grand Prix meets in April. Pickens will be a part of a contingent that will dive at an event April 16 to 19 in Puerto Rico. She will compete in the 3-meter event, while others on the seven-member ...
FR trio going for fourth section crown
By Michael Love
The Franklin Regional wrestling team, fresh off an emotional run to its second straight PIAA Class AAA team championship, switches gears, starting Saturday, as a ...
WPIAL players selected to play in Big 33 game
By Staff Reports
Twelve senior players from the WPIAL have been selected to play in the 58th annual Big 33 Football Classic on June 20 at Hersheypark Stadium. The team includes Central Catholic tight end Graham Adomitis (Princeton), linebacker Bryan Glover (Eastern Michigan) and defensive back John Petrishen (Penn State); Penn Hills lineman ...
Franklin Regional grapplers come home state champs again
By Michael Love
The bus rolled down Route 22 approaching Delmont. A police escort was there in Delmont ready to greet the members of the Franklin Regional wrestling ...
Penn State wrestler Megaludis active in redshirt year
By Michael Love
Nico Megaludis was content with his decision to take a redshirt for the 2014-15 season. The former WPIAL and PIAA champion at Franklin Regional and three-time ...
Franklin Regional girls swimming squad clinches Section 1-AAA title
By Michael Love
Franklin Regional head swim coach Vic Santoro said that when reflecting back on Thursday’s Section 1-AAA meet with Laurel Highlands and getting a good look ...
Franklin Regional football seniors make college decisions final
By Michael Love
The Franklin Regional football team finished 7-4 overall in 2014, took second in the Greater Allegheny Conference and made it to the WPIAL Class AAA ...
Franklin Regional defends PIAA Class AAA wrestling championship
By Paul Schofield
HERSHEY — Franklin Regional wrestlers and fans were chanting Jeremy Nestor’s name during his 195-pound match Saturday at the PIAA Class AAA team tournament. As the ...
Defending champion Franklin Regional advances to PIAA wrestling final
By Paul Schofield
HERSHEY — Franklin Regional’s super six are tough to beat. But the Panthers needed wins from the unexpected to upset Bethlehem Catholic in the PIAA ...
Trio of WPIAL squads advance to quarterfinals of PIAA tourney
By Paul Schofield
HERSHEY — WPIAL champions Franklin Regional (Class AAA) and Burrell (AA), along with Class AAA newcomer Belle Vernon advanced to the quarterfinals at the PIAA ...
Franklin Regional claims six gold medals at WCCA meet
By Michael Love
The Franklin Regional varsity boys swim team knew what Hempfield and Penn-Trafford had in their arsenal, having faced the Warriors last week in a Section ...
Franklin Regional basketball teams hosting Plum to close out section schedule
By Michael Love
The Franklin Regional varsity boys and girls basketball teams host rival Plum in the Section 2-AAAA finale for both teams, and the Panther squads hope they can play spoiler against the Mustangs. The senior-night doubleheader begins with the girls game at 6 p.m., followed by the boys contest at 7:30. Eight seniors ...
Teams optimistic about another all-WPIAL final at PIAA team tournament
By Bill West
Even before he knew his wrestling team was Hershey-bound, Belle Vernon coach Mike Doppelheuer studied the pre-drawn PIAA bracket to see the path each of ...
Hempfield boys swim team claims WCCA title by winning final event
By Nathan Smith
Only three points separated Franklin Regional, Hempfield and Penn-Trafford in the boys standings of the Westmoreland County Coaches Association swimming championships heading into the final ...
Franklin Regional wrestling rallies to top Belle Vernon, defends team title
By Bill West
Franklin Regional sophomore Ryan Deloach made sure to add a few extra “pleases” as he went through his prayer routine prior to his bout in ...

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