Franklin Regional Sports

Boys soccer preview: Westmoreland County teams look forward to competition in Section 4-AAAA

The circle is smaller in Section 4-AAAA, and the talent collectively higher. Simple math demonstrates the difficulty of a boys soccer section that, with the ...

Coaches wrestle with decision to play games or scrimmage in Week Zero

Art Walker was given the framework for a 10-game schedule, but he was struggling to fill North Allegheny football's Week Zero slot with anything. The ...

Franklin Regional girls tennis begins season with revamped lineup

The Franklin Regional varsity girls tennis team was to begin defense of its Section 1-AAA team championship Wednesday with a match against Kiski Area. The Panthers ...

Franklin Regional hope to maintain success in new conference

For more than a decade, the Franklin Regional football team enjoyed success in the Greater Allegheny Conference. Last year, their final season in the conference, the ...

WPIAL Class 5A breakdown: Games in 5A could be 'bloodbath'

West Allegheny spent the last several years in the ultra-competitive Parkway, one of the most dominant conferences in recent WPIAL memory. So even with a ...

Franklin Regional has talent to replace graduates

Franklin Regional enters a revamped conference in Class 5A with a mix of familiar foes, new matchups and classic rivalries renewed. A number of key players, ...

Franklin Regional girls golf hopes to challenge top teams for trip to WPIALs

The Franklin Regional varsity girls golf team broke even in Section 3-AAA matches last year. The Panthers stayed in the WPIAL playoff hunt until the end ...

Franklin Regional's Lee soaking in international wrestling experience

USAToday.com's high school sports section currently is running a poll that asks people to vote on who they think is the best high school athlete ...

Experienced roster has Franklin Regional boys golf excited for season

A core of returning players has Franklin Regional boys golf head coach Jeff Traphagan optimistic about the Panthers' fortunes in individual and team matches and ...

Heat acclimatization propels teams to camp

Since 2013, when it was first enacted by the PIAA, heat acclimatization has been the final step before the official start of preseason full-contact football ...

Franklin Regional's Behr makes commitment to West Point

Simon Behr is gearing up for his final high school football season, but the Franklin Regional senior also is thinking of long-term investments. The Panthers quarterback ...

High school notebook: Franklin Regional QB commits to West Point

Simon Behr is gearing up for his final high school football season, but the Franklin Regional senior also is thinking of long-term investments. The Panthers quarterback/tight ...

Summer is no vacation for high school athletic directors

Each summer Gateway athletic director Randy Rovesti takes the opportunity to double and triple check everything is correctly lined up for the fall. With each of ...

Franklin Regional football team busy with summer work

The Franklin Regional football team made a return trip to the WPIAL Class AAA semifinals in 2015. A tough 34-21 loss to Thomas Jefferson at Hempfield ...

Greensburg Central Catholic's Pellis named Westmoreland Tribune-Review Baseball Player of the Year

PLAYER OF THE YEAR Tommy Pellis Greensburg CENTRAL CATHOLIC, Senior, Shortstop. Greensburg Central Catholic shortstop Tommy Pellis led the WPIAL in batting for most of ...

Franklin Regional's Summers helps Pennsylvania to Big 33 victory

Last year's Pennsylvania-Maryland Big 33 clash was halted at halftime with Pennsylvania leading 20-3. There was no stopping the PA team Saturday as the two states ...

Franklin Regional Ultimate teams conclude seasons at state tournament

The Franklin Regional boys and girls Ultimate Frisbee teams closed out highly successful spring seasons at the Pennsylvania state tournaments Saturday and Sunday in Allentown. The ...

Franklin Regional wraps up season at AAA state track and field meet

A group of Franklin Regional track and field athletes competed with the state's best Friday and Saturday at the PIAA Class AAA championships at Shippensburg ...

Franklin Regional's Botta to be enshrined in PSFCA Hall of Fame

Greg Botta led the Franklin Regional football team to a 9-3 overall record, a 6-2 second-place mark in the Greater Allegheny Conference and the semifinals ...

Franklin Regional baseball coach reflects on team's season

The Franklin Regional varsity baseball team was able to chase away some of the demons from last year's heartbreaking 8-7 loss to Pittsburgh Central Catholic ...

Franklin Regional girls lacrosse falls to Mt. Lebanon in 1st round

Franklin Regional varsity girls lacrosse head coach Eric Barnabei talked with his players prior to last Thursday's WPIAL Division I quarterfinal against No. 2 Mt. ...

Franklin Regional sending 10 athletes to PIAA track and field meet

Sophomore Sterling Simek became the latest Franklin Regional track and field athlete to set a new school record this year. She ran a time of 2:19.69 ...

Franklin Regional grad Vento claims All-PAC honors

Franklin Regional graduate Nick Vento, a junior outfielder on the Washington & Jefferson College baseball team, was one of two team members to earn first-team ...

Franklin Regional softball reflects on successful season

Franklin Regional varsity softball head coach Jim Armstrong said he, his assistant coaches and his players were pretty disappointed in the immediate aftermath of their ...

Franklin Regional's Lee qualifies for chance at 3rd straight freestyle wrestling world title

Spencer Lee will be an international traveler again this summer. The junior at Franklin Regional and one of the top freestyle wrestlers, pound for pound, in ...


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