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QB Smith accounts for 6 TDs as Ligonier Valley routs Blairsville

By Paul Schofield
Ligonier Valley quarterback Collin Smith had one of those games a player dreams about. The junior rushed for 117 yards and two touchdowns, and threw four ...
Switch to spread has Ligonier Valley offense piling up points
By Paul Schofield
Ligonier Valley is using a drastic strategy while playing football this season. No more ground and pound with the wing-T; the Rams are spreading out ...
Graduation losses force Blairsville to ‘start over’
By Greg Reinbold
Blairsville won’t be reminiscing about its Heritage Conference dominance last season or lamenting a promising playoff run cut short in a home loss to Portage. After ...
Greensburg Central Catholic’s Liberatore named Greensburg Tribune-Review Baseball Player of the Year
By Paul Schofield
PLAYER OF THE YEAR COLLIN LIBERATORE Greensburg Central Catholic, senior, pitcher/First baseman Collin Liberatore was a big reason why Greensburg Central Catholic won its ...
Greensburg CC needs 14 innings to advance past Blairsville
By Paul Schofield
All Greensburg Central Catholic baseball coach Anthony Manley wanted Jake Nesser to do in the bottom of the 14th inning Monday was put the ball ...
GCC-Blairsville battle headlines slate of PIAA baseball, softball games
By Paul Schofield
When Blairsville baseball coach Mark Zerfoss addressed his team Wednesday after the PIAA  District 6 championship, he told them not to dwell too much on ...
Juniata Valley holds off Blairsville for District 6 baseball title
By Paul Schofield
ALTOONA — Juniata Valley baseball players had a wristband displaying the words “Why Not Us” made before the season. “That’s been the theme all season, and ...
Blackhawk’s Omogrosso, Vincentian’s Wise named state’s players of the year
By Staff Report
Blackhawk’s Chassidy Omogrosso and Vincentian Academy’s Brenna Wise continue to defend their titles. Less than two weeks after they each helped their girls basketball teams ...
Greensburg Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Greensburg C.C.’s Tyler White, Blairsville’s Chelsey Koren
By Andrew John
Tyler White School: Greensburg Central Catholic Sport: Basketball Year: Junior Claim to fame: White, who averaged 10 points and 4.5 assists this season, led Greensburg ...
Vincentian girls headed back to PIAA finals
By Karen Price
Just one more team stands between the Vincentian Academy girls and a second consecutive PIAA Class A championship. Spurred by a big third quarter, the ...
North Catholic rally falls short in PIAA loss to Blairsville
By George Guido
Blairsville continued its historic girls basketball journey Saturday. The Bobcats, who never had won a PIAA playoff game before this season, are one step away from ...
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 ...
Derry junior Phillippi wins 132-pound PIAA wrestling crown
By Paul Schofield
HERSHEY — In the end, the old way worked best for Derry junior Micky Phillippi. After becoming more aggressive offensively this season, Phillippi reverted to his ...
Previewing the PIAA boys basketball playoffs
By Compiled By  chris Harlan
Class AAAA 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: ...
Greensburg Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Latrobe’s Ethan McCoy, Blairsville’s Laurel O’Barto
By Andrew John
Ethan McCoy School: Latrobe Sport: Wrestling Year: Junior Claim to fame: McCoy (23-4) captured the 126-pound title after a 3-0 decision over Kiski Area’s Joe ...
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 1:35 p.m.
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 ...
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