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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 ...
Callas named new Franklin Regional girls hoops coach
By Michael Love
Courtney Callas knows what it takes to be successful in basketball at the high school varsity level. She was a multiyear letterman at Freeport High School, ...
Franklin Regional’s Lee has eye on another world wrestling title
By Michael Love
When one door closed, another one opened wide for Spencer Lee in his quest this summer for another freestyle wrestling world championship. The two-time FILA Cadet ...
Franklin Regional boys basketball coach likes team’s summer focus
By Michael Love
The Franklin Regional varsity boys basketball team finished the 2014-15 season 7-15 overall and 3-9 in Section 2-AAAA play. The Panthers were a young squad, as ...
Outburst in 6th lifts Murrysville over Unity
By Michael Love
The Murrysville American Legion baseball team didn’t play a single game from June 15 to Sunday as Mother Nature wiped out three scheduled games. But that period of inactivity now seems like a distant memory as the Eagles are in the middle of a busy stretch run. If the weather holds ...
Murrysville’s Carter solidifies place on national racquetball stage
By Michael Love
Murrysville’s Thomas Carter turns 19 on July 1, and before he celebrates his latest birthday, the local racquetball champion is hoping for good things in ...
Murrysville Legion sweeps past Irwin
By Michael Love
Murrysville American Legion head coach Gus Bondi said the doubleheader against Irwin on Sunday and the single game against Kiski Valley on Saturday were good ...
Full team efforts helping Murrysville Leagion pick up victories
By Michael Love
It’s been quality over quantity for the Murrysville Junior Legion baseball team this season in Westmoreland County League play. With only 10 players on the roster — Tommy Kegerries, Devon Powell, Palmer Jackson, Aidan Wiley, Kyle Wilkinson, Mathew Fitzmaurice, Aidan Sadoski, Chris Munson, Jake Rosenberg and Jake Williams — the coaches ...
Murrysville’s Jackson upping his game
By Michael Love
Palmer Jackson is taking big steps in his golf game this spring and summer, and the 14-year-old Murrysville resident wouldn’t want it any other way. On ...
Murrysville American Legion wins again
By Michael Love
The Murrysville American Legion baseball team kept rolling Saturday as it shut out Hempfield East, 6-0, at Haymaker Park. The team improved to 9-0 overall and 7-0 in District 31 play. The Eagles got all the runs they would need in the third inning as they parlayed a hit, three walks and ...
Murrysville Senior Legion off to hot start
By Michael Love
The Murrysville Post 711 Eagles American Legion baseball team is off to a flying start for the 2015 season, both overall and in Westmoreland County ...

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