Blairsville’s trapping defense seals trip to PIAA quarterfinals By Ed Phillipps
Pressure made the Blairsville girls basketball team perform at its best Wednesday night.
The Bobcats’ full-court trapping defense helped Blairsville break away from Quigley Catholic en route to a 51-39 PIAA Class A second-round triumph at Hempfield. Trailing 15-13 at the end of the first quarter, the Bobcats employed the ...
Previewing the PIAA boys basketball playoffs By Compiled By chris Harlan
WPIAL/City League: Chartiers Valley (23-3), North Allegheny (23-3), North Hills (13-11), Fox Chapel (16-9), Mt. Lebanon (20-6), Allderdice (23-2)
Around the state: ...
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 ...
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 ...