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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 10:32 p.m.
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: ...
Beistel overcomes nerves, 1st-round opponent at PIAA Class AA tournament
By Paul Schofield
HERSHEY — Southmoreland junior Jacob Beistel grabbed his stomach during his first-round match at the PIAA Class AA wrestling championships Thursday at Giant Center. It wasn’t ...
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
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 ...

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