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Franklin Regional’s Lee named Tribune-Review Wrestler of the Year

By Paul Schofield
Franklin Regional wrestler Spencer Lee did something this year that many in his shoes might not have — wrestled at a higher weight so his ...
Key contributors return for Franklin Regional track teams
By Kevin Ritchart
The Franklin Regional track and field team is right on schedule, but sometimes it doesn’t feel that way to coach Jim Passarelli from one day ...
Franklin Regional baseball chasing WPIAL title 1 game at a time
By Alex Oltmanns
Franklin Regional baseball coach Robert Saddler admits that his ultimate goal is probably the same as most other coaches, to win a WPIAL championship. But until ...
Franklin Regional softball team scores 3 victories during trip to Florida
By Kevin Lohman
After struggling to score runs on the way to a 3-13 finish last season, the Franklin Regional softball team kicked off its 2014-15 season by ...
Franklin Regional grad Smith competes at NCAA wrestling tournament
By Karen Kadilak
Former Franklin Regional standout Tyler Smith fell short of his goal of becoming Bucknell University’s first national wrestling champion. Smith, a freshman, dropped both his matches ...
Gorman: Undefeated wrestlers share common goal
By Kevin Gorman
Spencer Lee and Gavin Teasdale are best friends who share not only undefeated records but also a common goal for their high school wrestling careers. ...
Franklin Regional girls lacrosse hopes to see more improvement
By Michael Love
Second-year Franklin Regional varsity girls lacrosse head coach Eric Barnabei said he knows his team is making progress, and that last year’s squad showed that ...
Former Franklin Regional wrestler set for NCAA championships
By Michael Love
Franklin Regional 2014 graduate Tyler Smith knows a thing or two about competing on the big stage. For four years, Smith was among the best at ...
Franklin Regional bowlers compete at regionals
By Michael Love
Two Franklin Regional bowlers capped their varsity careers at the Western Regional Championships on Friday at North Versailles Bowl. Another hoped to pick up momentum with ...
Franklin Regional boys lacrosse seeks return to postseason
By Michael Love
The Franklin Regional varsity boys lacrosse team suffered a close 8-7 loss to Division 1, Section 2 rival Fox Chapel in last year’s season opener. At ...
Pair of relay teams capture top-16 finishes at PIAA championships
By Michaellove
A pair of Franklin Regional relays earned consolation-finals swims Friday evening at the PIAA Class AAA championships at Bucknell University. Both the boys and girls 200 free relay quartets placed in the top 16. The girls 200 free relay of juniors Laura Snyder and Meredith Easterling and sophomores Elise Scanlan and Morgan ...
HS highlight reel: Area rollers set for region tournament
By Tribune-Review
The top high school bowlers in the area will compete Friday in the Western Regional individual championships at North Versailles Bowl. Starting at 9 a.m., 74 boys and 86 girls will roll for a top-12 finish to earn a spot in the state tournament. On Saturday, the regional team championships will ...
Franklin Regional boys tennis squad eyes back-to-back section titles
By Michael Love
The Franklin Regional varsity boys tennis team returned to the top of the section mountain in 2014, as it won a share of the Section ...
Franklin Regional quartet in mix at regional bowling tournament
By Michael Love
Trips to the state championships will be on the line this weekend as several area high school teams will have bowlers competing at the Western Regional Championships at North Versailles Bowl. The singles tournament kicks everything of Friday at 9 a.m. The top 74 boys and top 74 girls bowlers in ...
Franklin Regional grad contributed in 1st season with Point Park women’s basketball
By Michael Love
Franklin Regional graduate Baylee Buleca found herself in the mix this season for the nationally ranked Point Park women’s basketball team. The 6-foot freshman center played ...
Young Franklin Regional hockey team optimistic on future
By Michael Love
Franklin Regional ice hockey head coach Brian Kurtz said one playoff loss doesn’t take away from all that his team accomplished this season. The Panthers, who claimed the Class A Tier 2 Eastern Conference title with a 16-6 record, saw its season come to a sudden end on March 2 at ...
Long competition break ends; Panthers ready for PIAA AAA meet
By Michael Love
After three full weeks since the WPIAL AAA championships at Pitt’s Trees Pool, members of the Franklin Regional varsity swim teams finally get a chance ...
Franklin Regional wrestling remains best in state
By Michael Love
Michael Kemerer knew what it was like to hold an individual silver medal at states. He had done it three times before, taking second at 106 ...
Franklin Regional crowns 4 PIAA wrestling champions
By Paul Schofield  and Bill West
HERSHEY — Of his appearances in the finals at the PIAA Class AAA Wrestling Championships, Franklin Regional 145-pound senior Michael Kemerer found the fourth most ...
Penn-Trafford’s Coy, Franklin Regional’s Brown escape with close wins
By Paul Schofield
HERSHEY — When Penn-Trafford sophomore Cam Coy looked at the brackets for the PIAA Class AAA wrestling championships, he was shocked at the possible quarterfinal-round ...
PSU recruit Joseph to meet club pal, an Iowa recruit, in PIAA Class AAA semis
By Bill West
HERSHEY — Young Guns Wrestling Club practices forged a bond between Central Catholic senior Vincenzo Joseph and Punxsutawney junior Kaleb Young over the past several ...
McCoy leads 4 Latrobe wrestlers into PIAA Class AAA quarterfinals
By Paul Schofield
HERSHEY — Latrobe junior Ethan McCoy packed five singlets for the PIAA Class AAA wrestling championships this week. Before he left for Giant Center Thursday, he ...
Franklin Regional sending 6 wrestlers to PIAA tourney
By Michael Love
One will be gunning for his third state title, while another is in the running for his second PIAA crown in as many seasons. Three others ...
Franklin Regional swimmers qualify for state meet
By Michael Love
When the two-day WPIAL Class AAA swimming championships at Pitt’s Trees Pool concluded for Franklin Regional on Feb. 21, two individuals and a relay knew they had clinched spots at the PIAA meet at Bucknell University based on third-place finishes. The top three in each WPIAL event earn automatic bids to ...
Franklin Regional’s injured Solomon grateful for support
By Michael Love
Gus Solomon wasn’t able to compete at last year’s WPIAL Class AAA wrestling championships because of a shoulder injury. The Franklin Regional sophomore, the Section 1-AAA champion at 126 pounds, hoped for redemption this year and a run at a WPIAL title. He quickly was pegged as the No. 1 seed in ...

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