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Franklin Regional ‘resilient’ in victory over Mars

By Bill West
Franklin Regional junior running back/defensive back Jacob Ross took the brunt of a couple bad breaks during the second half of Friday night’s road game …
Franklin Regional fares fare well at annual Red, White and Blue event
By Michael Love
The Franklin Regional varsity boys and girls cross country teams each placed eighth overall among the Class AAA schools at the big early-season Red, White and Blue Invitational on the course at Schenley Park in Pittsburgh. Head coach Jim Passarelli said the finishes Saturday are the best ever for both …
Franklin Regional girls golf squad gearing up for section qualifier
By Michael Love
The Franklin Regional varsity girls golf team continues its run through the eight-match Section 3-AAA slate, and it also is gearing up for the first …
Franklin Regional, Mars look toward rivalry game
By Michael Love
Franklin Regional and Mars have developed quite a high school football rivalry in recent years. In 2012, the Planets edged the Panthers, 21-17 in the …
Shutouts against Plum, Gateway have Franklin Regional girls off to strong start
By Michael Love
The Franklin Regional varsity girls soccer team got pretty defensive over its first three Section 3-AAA soccer games. The Panthers outscored Penn Hills, Plum and …
Franklin Regional wrestlers in demand
By Tribune-Review
When Franklin Regional held its first wrestling workout this school year, coach Eric Mausser was a little surprised by who came. Two coaches from Iowa …
No. 9 Franklin Regional rebounds behind Zanotto, Birty
By Michael Love
Franklin Regional hoped to bounce back from last week’s season-opening loss to Knoch, while Hollidaysburg wanted to keep the momentum going after a lopsided victory …
HS highlight reel: Highmark set to host soccer games
By Tribune-Review
Saturday marks the kick off to high school soccer season at Highmark Stadium at Station Square on the South Side. Mt. Lebanon will meet Pine-Richland …
Seneca Valley QB one of several stepping in for injured stars in Week 2
By Bill West
When the Seneca Valley coaching staff told him to get ready to go in at quarterback late in the season opener, junior Corbin Kessler still …
High school football notebook: Teams with Week 1 loss have won WPIAL titles
By Chris Harlan
Three WPIAL football teams ranked highly in the state lost their openers Friday. But history says there’s still hope for 0-1 teams, a fact Gateway coach Tom Nola knows quite well. “It’s not the end of the world,” said Nola, a first-year coach at Gateway, which lost Friday to Greensburg …
Franklin Regional golf team starts out strong in section play
By Michael Love
The Franklin Regional varsity boys golf team has the WPIAL team playoffs on its mind, and it also has a goal of bringing home a section championship for the first time since 2001. The Panthers took a big step towards both last Thursday with a 190-196 victory over Fox Chapel …
Franklin Regional girls ready to host Section 1-AAA singles
By Michael Love
The high school tennis season only is a couple of weeks old, but players from the nine schools in Section 1-AAA are getting ready to …
Franklin Regional sRoberge confident in soccer future at Northwestern
By Bill West
Every school that recruited Jake Roberge for soccer boasted an exceptional academic reputation, something the Franklin Regional senior considered essential. Roberge realized and appreciated what …
Franklin Regional hopes to bounce back against Hollidaysburg
By Michael Love
Franklin Regional hasn’t lost too many conference games over the past several years as it established itself as one of the top teams in Class AAA. The Panthers go into Friday’s home opener against Greater Allegheny Conference foe Hollidaysburg hoping to avoid a rare 0-2 league start. Head coach Greg …
Franklin Regional’s Roberge follows in brothers’ soccer footsteps
By Bill West
Every school that recruited Jake Roberge for soccer boasted an exceptional academic reputation, something the Franklin Region senior considered essential. Roberge realized and appreciated what …
Host Franklin Regional volleyball earns top-4 finish at tournament
By Michael Love
Over the course of the day Saturday at its own tournament, the Franklin Regional varsity girls volleyball team played 10 games. The Panthers advanced to …
Knoch’s 3rd-quarter surge leads to victory over Franklin Regional
By Dave Yohe
The situation for Knoch and Franklin Regional was like looking into a mirror: two similar teams trying to find out exactly who they are. Both teams got a better picture, but Knoch walked away with a 22-7 Greater Allegheny Conference victory Friday night at Knoch Knights Stadium. “It’s good to …
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 …

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