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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
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
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
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
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
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 ...
FR falls to Plum in Section 4 diamond clash
By Michael Love
Franklin Regional will get its second crack at Plum in a Section 4-AAAA game next week. But before the Panthers can focus on avenging Friday’s 4-0 loss to the Mustangs in a matchup of teams that were both 4-0 in section play, they have some other business to tend to in ...
Plum triumphs in meeting of section leaders
By Michael Love
The Plum varsity baseball team won its first four Section 4-AAAA games over Gateway, Brashear, McKeesport and Allderdice by a combined 43-4, but Mustangs head ...
WCCA football showcase returning for third year
By Nathan Smith
High school football combines have been gaining momentum in recent years as a way for high school athletes to get their names out to college coaches. Westmoreland County is no different as the Westmoreland County Coaches Association will present its third annual showcase. For WCCA president Larry Sellito, the important word ...
Distance relay sets Franklin Regional record at invite
By Michael Love
The Franklin Regional girls 4x800-meter relay has had its share of strong performances this season, but at the Butler Invitational on Friday, the quartet of ...
Franklin Regional duo battles at WPIAL tourney
By Michael Love
After claiming gold at the Section 1-AAA doubles tournament last week on their home court at Franklin Regional, the Panthers duo of juniors Connor Warwick ...
Franklin Regional splits games on eastern trip
By Michael Love
The Franklin Regional varsity boys lacrosse team split a pair of games on its weekend trip to the eastern side of the state, and head coach Dave Alexander said he liked the effort from his players in both contests. The Panthers defeated Nazareth, 8-3, on Friday before a tough 16-4 loss ...
Franklin Regional’s Childs to play football at Cal U
By Michael Love
Colin Childs was a big part of the Franklin Regional varsity football team’s game plan for several seasons, both as a deep threat at wide ...
Franklin Regional duo on way to WPIAL championships
By Michael Love
Two weeks ago, Franklin Regional junior Rochan Ramesh, as the No. 3 seed, won three out of his four matches at the Section 1-AAA singles tournament. He made it to the championship match before falling to No. 1 seed Chad Kissell from Latrobe. The performance also earned him a spot in the ...
Franklin Regional softball seeking wins as section race heats up
By Michael Love
The race for the four WPIAL softball playoff qualifiers from Section 2-AAAA is starting to take shape, and a key game in the section will ...
Franklin Regional track fares well in section sweep of Plum
By Michael Love
The Franklin Regional boys and girls track and field teams broke out the brooms last week in their Section 5-AAA opener against Plum at home. Numerous ...
Franklin Regional shows potential vs. Bethel Park
By Michael Love
A combination of strong pitching, hitting and defense in last week’s 8-4 nonsection victory over Bethel Park was another example, Franklin Regional head baseball coach ...
Franklin Regional girls lacrosse rebounds from tough start to season
By Michael Love
The Franklin Regional varsity girls lacrosse team brought the hammer down in road contests against Hampton and North Allegheny after tough losses to undefeated Fox Chapel and Shaler to open the season. Head coach Eric Barnabei said he liked the way his team didn’t get down on themselves after the ...
Franklin Regional grad Hickey continues to prepare for NFL Draft
By Michael Love
Sean Hickey was 8 when he started playing organized football. Almost immediately, he dreamt about one day suiting up for an NFL team and getting to ...
Franklin Regional grad dives to 2nd NCAA title
By Michael Love
Franklin Regional graduate Samantha Pickens is back on top in the NCAA. The redshirt senior at Arizona placed first in the women’s 1-meter diving event March 19 at the Division I national championships, taking the title for the second time in three seasons. Pickens, who missed a majority of last season, including ...

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