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Blairsville boys claim District 6 title

By Matt Michelone
LORETTO — Blairsville boys basketball coach Mark DeMarines felt that this was a night for the seniors to take what they’ve been working for during his entire tenure. “When I started here, this was the group that was brought in,” he said. “I told them before the game ‘You guys deserve ...
Blairsville girls claim District 6-A title
By Dave Mackall
LORETTO — A team loaded with veteran players can make a coach’s job much easier, and Blairsville’s Ralph McGinnis was reminded of that Friday night. With leading scorer Chelsey Koren in foul trouble, Laurel O’Barto stepped in. O’Barto scored eight of her 13 points mainly while Koren was on the bench, ...
Blairsville boys, girls win playoff games
By George Guido
It was a clean sweep for Blairsville on Wednesday night in the District 6 semifinals before an overflow crowd at Bishop Carroll. The Bobcats girls and boys secured victories. The top-rated Blairsville girls basketball team continued to bulldoze its way through the District 6 Class A playoffs. The Bobcats secured a berth in ...
Blairville fueled by last season’s disappointment
By Paul Schofield
The Blairsville boys basketball team is playing this season with a chip on its shoulder according to second-year coach Mark DeMarines. “The team was disappointed how ...
Heritage Conference preview: Blairsville girls seeking 3rd straight Heritage title
By Paul Schofield
It’s been quite a run for the Blairsville girls basketball team the past four seasons. The Bobcats have posted an 81-17 record and have won ...
Portage rallies from 18-point deficit to defeat Blairsville
By Paul Schofield
Blairsville never has played in the District 6 championship, and the drought will have to wait another year. Portage (11-1) rallied from an 18-point deficit ...
Blairsville looks to make history in District 6 football playoffs
By Paul Schofield
Blairsville is on the verge of making football history. Standing in its way in the District 6 Class A semifinals is a talented Portage team. The teams, ...
Blairsville blasts Moshannon Valley, 35-14, in District 6 quarterfinals
By Les Harvath
Deion Robinson rushed for 160 yards on 21 carries and scored four touchdowns to lead No. 2 Blairsville to a 35-14 victory over No. 7 Moshannon Valley on Friday in a District 6 Class A quarterfinal playoff game at Blairsville’s Memorial Stadium. The Bobcats advanced to the District 6 ...
Halloween takes a bite out of H.S. Picks
By Hs Picks
The first week of the high school playoffs went so-so for H.S. Picks, the Tribune-Review’s high school football prognosticator. Picks got bit, not by a Halloween vampire, but from a couple upsets. He missed on seven of 40 games. Beth-Center and Frazier from the Tri-County South Conference dropped games along with Beaver, ...
H.S. Picks is back to his winning ways
By H.s. Picks
Guess who’s back, back again. Yes, he’s back. No, it’s not rap artist Eminem. It’s H.S. Picks, the Tribune-Review’s high school football prognosticator, who had his best week of the season by correctly going 37-3 in Week 6. Picks said eating good brain food like vegetables, fruits and nuts helped him think ...
Blairsville beats Homer-Center in battle of unbeatens
By Les Harvath
Deion Robinson rushed for 177 yards on 26 carries and scored on touchdown runs of 10, 10, and 9 yards to lead Blairsville to a 41-6 District 6 Heritage Conference Class A victory over Homer-Center on Friday at Blairsville’s Memorial Stadium. But, despite Robinson’s heroics, Blairsville’s Cameron Livingston turned ...
Greensburg Tribune-Review Q&A: Blairsville’s Scott Thompson
By Paul Schofield
Blairsville senior Scott Thompson is one of those rare athletes. In an age of specialization, Thompson prefers playing as many sports as possible. He is ...
Allegheny Conference teams cause struggles for H.S. Picks
By H.s. Picks
H.S. Picks bounced back from one of his worst weeks of his career. The Tribune-Review’s high school football prognosticator went 37-7 in Week 5 of the season, which improved his record to 164-38 (.812) for the season. Picks said stopping off at his favorite food establishment — any place that serves ...
Robinson scores 4 TDs as Blairsville stays undefeated
By Paul Schofield
Blairsville was picked to win the District 6 Heritage Conference in the preseason. Four games into the season, Blairsville (4-0) is proving the experts right. Despite missing ...
Heritage Conference favorite Blairsville looks to stay unbeaten against rival Ligonier Valley
By Paul Schofield
Ligonier Valley has dominated the series with rival Blairsville the past five seasons. But a shift in power in the Heritage Conference has unbeaten Blairsville (3-0, ...
H.S. Picks catches Bucco Fever
By H.s. Picks
Even though it’s high school football season, H.S. Picks has the Pirates on his mind. Maybe that explains his subpar performance so far. Picks was 33-7 in Week 3, which leaves him 99-21 for the season. At least the Pirates have stayed focused and are currently holding off Milwaukee for a ...
Blairsville primed to contend in Heritage Conference
By Greg Reinbold
A strong senior class with plenty of varsity experience has expectations running high for the Blairsville Bobcats. While second-year coach Rick Artley said he doesn’t put ...
Seton-La Salle girls cruise past Blairsville
By Justin Criado
From Day 1, Seton-La Salle has been on a mission to avenge last season’s big-game disappointments. The Rebels completed the first step a week ago, winning ...
Breaking down the PIAA girls basketball playoffs
By Compiled By Jason Mackey
Class AAAA WPIAL/City League: Penn-Trafford (20-6), Hempfield (17-9), Fox Chapel (19-5), North Allegheny (22-2), Mt. Lebanon (16-6), Obama Academy (14-6) Around the state: Three of ...
Top 182-pounders on collision course at PIAA Class AA Regionals
By Bill West
A break from wrestling matches that lasted almost two weeks after the District 6 championships left Blairsville junior 182-pounder Scott Thompson a lot of time ...
Blairsville falls to Bellwood-Antis in District 6 semis
By Paul Schofield
HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Blairsville girls had their 21-game winning streak snapped by a team hotter than them. Bellwood-Antis stretched its winning streak to 23 by edging Blairsville, 38-35, in a tightly contested defensive struggle in the semifinals of the District 6 Class AA playoffs at Hollidaysburg. Bellwood-Antis (23-2), which lost to ...
Greensburg Tribune-Review athletes of the week: GCC’s Billy Hipp, Blairsville’s Chelsey Koren
By Andrew John
Billy Hipp School: Greensburg Central Catholic Sport: Basketball Year: Senior Claim to fame: Hipp, who is a 1,000-point scorer, scored 31 points, including three 3-pointers, ...
Blairsville wrestler earns 100th victory
By Greg Reinbold
Blairsville High School’s D.J. Doak has coached every 100-win wrestler in the school’s history, but the most recent addition to that exclusive group had to ...
Blairsville girls, boys expected to lead pack in Heritage Conference
By Paul Schofield
Blairsville girls basketball coach Ralph McGinnis couldn’t believe what he was watching. After his Bobcats (24-2) won their first District 6-AA title last season, they ...
Ligonier Valley rallies past Blairville
By Brian Hunger
Ligonier Valley star tight end Alec Bloom had a quiet offensive night. But his lone, 9-yard catch was a big one. The 6-foot-7 UConn recruit made a leaping, fourth-quarter catch of Scott Fennell’s pass in the corner of the end zone to propel the Rams (3-0) to a come-from-behind 21-17 Heritage ...

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