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Franklin Regional hopes to be top contender in Class AAA

By Michael Love
Experience returns all over the field for Franklin Regional, and coach Greg Botta knows getting everyone in the right positions and having them stay healthy ...
Franklin Regional golfers hope to challenge for section crown again in 2015
By Michael Love
The Franklin Regional boys golf team faced a stern test Monday as it kicked its 2015 season into high gear. The Panthers returned to the Gary ...
Franklin Regional girls golf team seeks spot at WPIALs
By Zach Brendza
The Franklin Regional varsity girls golf team was competitive last year, but it finished at .500 in section play and missed the WPIAL team playoffs. “We kept it close. We didn’t beat the teams we needed to beat to make it a good season, but we were young,” coach Kane Daignault ...
Experienced Franklin Regional girls tennis team lineup returns
By Michael Love
The 2014 Franklin Regional varsity girls tennis team finish tied for second with Norwin in the Section 1-AAA standings. Both ended with 6-2 records, two behind section champion Hempfield (8-0). But with six of seven starters back, others challenging for spots in the lineup and the return of a player who made ...
Love: Young soccer players treated to special day
By Tribune-Review
About 40 people connected to the Gateway girls soccer program — players, coaches, friends and family members — were among the more than 44,000 in attendance at Heinz Field Sunday for the international friendly involving the Women’s World Cup champion U.S. Women’s National team There also were large groups from ...
Murrysville brothers to compete in karate championship in Bolivia
By Michael Love
Murrysville residents Jared and Riley Smith, both students in the Franklin Regional School District, are part of a select group of junior karate athletes who ...
Vensel excited for D-I opportunity at St. Francis
By Michael Love
Morgan Vensel’s Division I collegiate career is in its infancy, but she hopes that the opportunities to shine for the Red Flash in and out ...
Franklin Regional wrestling’s Lee dominates en route to 2nd world title
By Michael Love
When Spencer Lee didn’t qualify for a return trip to the FILA Cadet World Championships — he won his first world title there last summer ...
Plum, Gateway, Franklin Regional fall teams ready to begin journeys
By Michael Love
It seems like only a snap of a finger or a blink of an eye since the 2014-15 academic year for area schools concluded in ...
Murrysville youth golf league crowns champs
By Tribune-Review
The 2015 Murrysville Lions Club Teen-Age Golf League (TAG) held a playoff for the league championship on July 28 at Meadowink Golf Course. Overall champion Adam ...
Murrysville Colt claims Allegheny Valley League championship
By Michael Love
Early last month, Murrysville Colt manager Tom Earhart said his team was in good shape to make a run at the Allegheny Valley League championship. The ...
Novak to play professional basketball in Portugal
By Michael Love
Nick Novak is returning to Europe in September as he will play for a team in the top professional basketball league in Portugal. The Franklin Regional ...
Hudson excited to begin 2nd stint with Franklin Regional boys soccer
By Karen Kadilak
Rand Hudson hopes to have the same success in his second turn as the Franklin Regional boys soccer coach as he did in his first. Hudson, ...
Franklin Regional’s passing attack on display at annual WCCA tournament
By Ed Phillipps
Franklin Regional football coach Greg Botta is a big fan of smashmouth, running back-driven offense. “As everyone knows, I’m not a seven-on-seven guy,” he said. ...
Franklin Regional grad ready to battle at national soccer tourney
By Michael Love
Franklin Regional 2014 graduate Cassidy LeDonne will return to the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships that will be in Tulsa, Okla., from next Tuesday to ...
Murrysville-based swim clubs carry on tradition
By Michael Love
Murrysville and Meadowink again are the two largest clubs in the Eastern Swim Association. Murrysville has 167 swimmers, while Meadowink had 108. The traditional rivalry between the two programs continues this summer in ESA Division I, and, Meadowink coach Jodi Horvath said, it’s a rivalry born of familiarity, competitiveness and respect. “The thing ...
Murrysville tops Latrobe for District 31 crown
By Michael Love
Murrysville, the newly minted District 31 champion, will begin defense of its 2014 Region 7 title Saturday, as seven other teams, including District 31 runner-up ...
Franklin Regional's Beadle makes verbal to Ohio U.
By Michael Love
Franklin Regional rising senior Sean Beadle celebrated the July 4 weekend knowing that an important piece of his academic and athletic future has been nailed ...
Franklin Regional football makes good use of summer work
By Michael Love
Franklin Regional head football coach Greg Botta said he likes what he sees from his players in workouts this summer. A group of 35 to 40 ...
Murrysville Junior Legion hopes to be in game shape for start of playoffs
By Michael Love
The Murrysville Junior Legion baseball team wasn’t able to face West Hempfield on Monday as rain washed the game away. The postponement extended its time away from competition to 16 days after a doubleheader loss to Ligonier Valley on June 20 put its record at 7-7. Head coach Tom Fitzmaurice said he ...
Franklin Regional middle schoolers enjoy successful track season
By Michael Love
The Franklin Regional Middle School track and field teams, featuring seventh- and eighth-grade student-athletes, had a successful 2015 spring season, and recent calculations of performances ...
Murrysville siblings fare well at national racquetball tourney
By Michael Love
Murrysville’s Thomas Carter and his younger sister, Julia Stein, also from Murrysville, were heavily involved in the USA Racquetball National Junior Olympic Championships that concluded Sunday in Stockton, Calif. Carter turned 19 Wednesday, and with the age limit of 18 for all junior competitors, he enjoyed one final JO tournament experience ...
Graduated Franklin Regional softball standout cherishes past, present and future
By Michael Love
Recent Franklin Regional graduate Angela Buccilli said she was surprised and grateful when she learned of her inclusion on the Terrific 10 softball list for ...
Murrysville Legion takes 1st hame against West Hempfield
By Michael Love
The top two teams in the District 31 American Legion baseball standings met for the first time this season Monday at Haymaker Park in Murrysville. Murrysville hosted West Hempfield in the first game of a home-and-home series on consecutive nights. With eyes on the No. 1 seed for the upcoming playoffs, the ...
Hempfield’s Ryan named Greensburg Tribune-Review Softball Player of the Year
By Karen Price
Player of the Year Morgan Ryan Hempfield, Sophomore, Pitcher Morgan Ryan was a good pitcher as a freshman, but during her sophomore year the ...

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