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Franklin Regional, Norwin, Penn-Trafford compete at annual WCCA 7-on-7 tournament

By Doug Gulasy
The hitting won’t begin until preseason camp begins Aug. 11, but local football teams are preparing for the upcoming season in any way they can. …
Penn-Trafford wins WCCA 7 on 7 tournament title
By Andrew Erickson
Murrysville has been kind to Penn-Trafford quarterback Brett Laffoon. He has led his team to two tournament victories at the Westmoreland County Coaches Association seven-on-seven …
Zanotto ‘excited’ about commitment to Maryland
By Doug Gulasy
Brett Zanotto saw a lot he liked when he visited the University of Maryland this spring — enough to make him commit to play there …
Franklin Regional boys gaining experience over summer
By Doug Gulasy
Next season’s Franklin Regional boys basketball team will count heavily on newcomers, but those players are already getting their first taste of the varsity level …
Franklin Regional graduate Novak’s basketball journey continues
By Doug Gulasy
Nick Novak spent last summer in Florida and the fall and spring in Germany, but he never traveled away from a basketball court. Now back …
Franklin Regional’s Zanotto commits to Maryland
By Chris Harlan
Franklin Regional rising senior linebacker Brett Zanotto (6-0, 215) made a verbal commitment to Maryland Thursday, choosing the Terrapins over offers from Syracuse, Boston College, …
Franklin Regional graduate shooting for medals at archery worlds
By Doug Gulasy
Kannsas Michaels brought home one medal the last time she competed in the World Archery Championships. This time around, she’s aiming for three. Michaels, a …
Franklin Regional girls dealing with injuries in summer league play
By Doug Gulasy
Injuries can cause problems for teams during the regular season, but the Franklin Regional girls basketball team is experiencing some health-related misfortune during the summer. …
Franklin Regional girls athlete of the year: Alyssa Ruffing
By Doug Gulasy
After specializing in sprint swimming for much of her high school career, Alyssa Ruffing tried something new for her senior season. Two years after winning …
Franklin Regional graduate making moves in bodybuilding world
By Doug Gulasy
Jonny Catanzano received his first exposure to the world of bodybuilding while in middle school. About 15 years later, a sport that always intrigued him …
Franklin Regional graduates to play in softball exhibition against U.S. National Team
By Doug Gulasy
When Ashley Dolan received an invitation to play a softball exhibition alongside other Presidents’ Athletic Conference seniors, she thought the opponent would be a group …
Franklin Regional boys athlete of the year: Spencer Lee
By Doug Gulasy
High expectations surrounded freshman Spencer Lee when he joined the Franklin Regional wrestling team in 2013. Numerous wrestling websites listed Lee, a transfer from Saegertown, …
Franklin Regional’s LeDonne to continue soccer career at IUP
By Doug Gulasy
Cassidy LeDonne fielded many college soccer scholarship offers over the past two years, including several from Division I universities. When it came time to make …
Franklin Regional’s Jonov added to Pennsylvania’s Big 33 roster
By Doug Gulasy
Franklin Regional’s Colin Jonov played in one high school football All-Star game this spring, but he’ll soon get a chance to compete in another. Jonov …
Wrestling helps FR’s Zanotto refine football skills
By Chris Harlan
When Franklin Regional’s Brett Zanotto was a sophomore, his football coach recommended he try a different sport. But that’s not as bad as it sounds. If Zanotto wanted to become a better football player, he also should join the wrestling team, football coach Greg Botta told him. Zanotto took that …
Franklin Regional track and field athletes ready for WPIAL meet
By Doug Gulasy
In the final days before the WPIAL Class AAA track and field individual championships, Franklin Regional’s James Capone found himself on the cusp of two …
Franklin Regional boys tennis team looks forward after strong year
By Doug Gulasy
Franklin Regional’s boys tennis team did its part to restore the program’s strong tradition this season, and the Panthers will now look to keep building …
Franklin Regional boys tennis team hosts blood drive
By Doug Gulasy
In the hours after a mass stabbing incident at Franklin Regional High School last month, members of the school’s boys tennis team began thinking of a way to give back. The players settled on a suggestion of a blood drive. The Franklin Regional boys tennis team will host a blood …
Franklin Regional girls lacrosse coach ‘proud’ of team’s progress
By Doug Gulasy
Franklin Regional girls lacrosse coach Eric Barnabei picked one word to describe his thoughts on his team’s 2014 season: “proud.” “I think they endured through …
HS Buzz: FR Strong rugby tourney on tap
By Staff Reports
Franklin Regional, which last week hosted the PSFCA East-West Football Game, will host another premier event this month — the FR Strong Seven-a-side High School Rugby Tournament. The May 30 event, featuring teams from Western Pennsylvania, will benefit Murrysville first responders. Gates open at 3 p.m. A champion will be …
Underclassman football showcase set for May 17 at Hempfield
By Doug Gulasy
For years, Larry Sellito said, Westmoreland County football players needed to travel elsewhere to participate in combines and athlete showcases in the hopes of getting …
Franklin Regional boys lacrosse hoping to attain playoff berth
By Doug Gulasy
Franklin Regional boys lacrosse coach Dave Alexander said the Panthers treat every game like the most important one of the season. With that type of …
Results coming through for Franklin Regional softball
By Doug Gulasy
It took the Franklin Regional softball team some time to get going this season, but the Panthers are getting the results they want at the …
Jonov earns MVP honors in last game at Franklin Regional
By Doug Gulasy
Franklin Regional senior Colin Jonov spent a few moments after Sunday’s Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association’s East-West Game talking with some of his coaches about …
Franklin Regional graduate Price signs with New England College
By Doug Gulasy
Since he began playing hockey at the age of 4, Andy Price hoped to play the sport in college. Next season, he’ll get a chance …

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