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Greensburg Tribune-Review Q&A: Indiana’s Jake Zilinskas

By Bill West
His father stared down centers and chased quarterbacks as a nose guard at IUP, but Indiana junior Jake Zilinskas continues to impress with what he …
High school notebook: Plenty to play for in GAC in Week 9
By Chris Harlan and Bill Hartlep
Just 11 of 64 possible WPIAL football playoff positions remain open heading into the final week of the regular season, and many teams have plenty …
Big night from Stapleton brothers carries No. 9 Indiana over Knoch
By Kyle Pillar
On senior night, it was Indiana’s senior wide receiver Riley Stapleton who shined brightest under the lights at Andy Kuznesky Field. But younger brother, Dylan, wasn’t too far behind. The No. 9 Indians (5-3, 4-3) held on for a 28-25 victory over Knoch in Greater Allegheny action Friday evening. The …
North Allegheny, Sewickley Academy girls claim tennis titles
By Gary Horvath
Members of the North Allegheny girls tennis team were quick to show their excitement after winning a second straight WPIAL Class AAA team championship Thursday, but they also will be quick to turn their focus to the next test, coach Michelle Weniger said. “They will start thinking about states by …
High school football notebook: Pine-Richland QB has 2 perfect performances
By Chris Harlan
It’s been almost two weeks since Pine-Richland quarterback Ben DiNucci threw an incomplete pass. DiNucci, the WPIAL leader in passing yards, continued to flaunt his pinpoint accuracy last Friday night. The senior completed all 15 of his passes for 334 yards and four touchdowns in a 64-35 victory over Quad …
Greensburg Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Indiana’s Kyle Grube, Yough’s Hannah Ponitz
By Andrew John
Kyle Grube School: Indiana Year: Junior Sport: Golf Claim to fame: Grube, who has a scoring average of 36.8 strokes per nine holes, shot 77 …
Elizabeth Forward can’t slow Indiana’s offense in 36-6 defeat
By Dave Mackall
Indiana coach Mark Zilinskas gave his son Jacob Zilinskas a hug after the Indians quarterback rushed for two touchdowns and passed for a third Friday in a 36-6 WPIAL Class AAA nonconference victory over visiting Elizabeth Forward, earning him an annual homecoming award. But it was the guys in the …
Fox Chapel’s Codaro wins WPIAL golf title
By Paul Schofield
The WPIAL Class AAA boys golf championships got a little crazy Thursday at Latrobe Country Club. There were several lead changes in the final hour, …
Brothers pace Indiana past Greensburg Salem
By Bill West
No matter how Greensburg Salem coach Dave Keefer tweaked his defensive schemes, he remained stuck with a problem: What shuts down Indiana’s towering Stapleton tandem? There is no apparent solution. Wide receivers Riley and Dylan Stapleton, a 6-foot-5 senior and 6-4 junior, respectively, allowed the Little Indians (3-2, 3-2) to …
High-scoring Indiana boys soccer prioritizes patience and more possession
By Bill West
An impulse to score as soon and as often as possible dictated many of the in-game decisions made by players on the Indiana boys soccer …
Kittanning volleyball team downs Indiana
By Matt Grubba
Kittanning’s girls volleyball team cleared a hurdle that has long been in its way. The Wildcats came out strong to take the first two sets and held on in a close fourth to pick up a Section 3-AA win over Indiana, 3-1, on Thursday in Kittanning. Indiana (1-1, 1-1), last …
Indiana hopes to pick up where it left off
By Ed Phillipps
Indiana is hoping to begin this season like it ended last year. After sliding to a 2-5 record to start 2013, the Little Indians won …
Norwin’s J.J. Matijevic named Greensburg Tribune-Review Baseball Player of the Year
By Paul Schofield
PLAYER OF THE YEAR J.J. Matijevic Norwin, senior, shortstop It was quite a senior season for Norwin shortstop J.J. Matijevic. He finished as the WPIAL’s …
Shady Side Academy, Quaker Valley earn WPIAL boys lacrosse titles
By Gary Horvath
The Quaker Valley boys lacrosse team can finally forget about its last loss. The Quakers (18-0) completed their undefeated season Friday, topping Indiana, 13-10, in …
Mt. Lebanon, Quaker Valley focus on WPIAL title lacrosse sweeps
By Gary Horvath
In a year where WPIAL lacrosse showed parity in the regular season, two programs are looking to establish themselves as being among the elite, and …
Greensburg Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Indiana’s Sean Thompson, Hempfield’s Jasmine Jones
By Justin Criado
Sean Thompson School: Indiana Year: Senior Sport: Baseball Claim to fame: Thompson went 4 for 4 with four singles and five RBIs in Friday’s 13-3 …
Indiana lacrosse excels as team in transition
By Gary Horvath
In his first year as coach, Allen Affolter has seen a lot of changes with the Indiana boys lacrosse team. The Indians (8-4, 4-0) are …
Kittanning softball clips Indiana in 8 innings
By Matt Grubba
It was Indiana’s senior day, but Kittanning’s seniors stole the spotlight. Terra Schall’s RBI double in the top of the eighth brought home Georgie Shoop for the winning run, and Kittanning snapped a three-game losing streak with a 6-5 win in Section 5-AAA play Thursday. Starting pitcher Emily Kutch had …
Greensburg C.C. junior takes fifth in 100 butterfly at PIAA meet
By Jason Mackey
LEWISBURG — First, West Mifflin’s Brad Kolesar noticed it. Then, Greensburg Central Catholic’s Brian Uhrin turned his head and saw the same thing. Early in the boys 100-yard butterfly race at Friday’s PIAA Class AA swimming and diving championships, Kolesar and Uhrin spotted Corry Area’s Brent Benedict way ahead of …
North Allegheny girls again favored to win WPIAL swimming championship
By Jason Mackey
Jacquelyn Du wants the North Allegheny girls swimming and diving team to focus on its own times during Thursday and Friday’s WPIAL championships. With as …
West Mifflin girls ease past Indiana to reach quarterfinals
By Dave Mackall
While West Mifflin was wondering what all the fuss was about, Indiana coach David Woodall had the answer. “We could play that team 10 times, and we’re not going to beat them once,” he said. Ciara Patterson scored 25 points, and surging West Mifflin routed fifth-seeded Indiana, 63-39, in a …
Greensburg Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Indiana’s Riley Stapleton, California’s Kylie Huffman
By Andrew John
Riley Stapleton School: Indiana Sport: Basketball Year: Junior Claim to fame: Stapleton, who is averaging around 14.6 ppg, scored 17 points to lead Indian (19-2, …
Westmoreland County teams seeded lower than expected in WPIAL basketball playoffs
By Jason Mackey
A first-year coach, Mark Marino isn’t a stranger to the Mt. Lebanon boys basketball team. Now the coach at Hempfield, Marino’s stint as a Lycoming …
32 WPIAL players headed to Division I-FBS schools
By Tribune-Review
Thirty-two WPIAL players and one from the District 6 Heritage Conference have accepted football scholarships from FBS schools. WR Troy Apke Mt. Lebanon, Penn State DE Rori Blair Upper St. Clair, Pitt TE Alec Bloom Ligonier Valley, UConn OL Alex Bookser Mt. Lebanon, Pitt DT Brock Boxen Beaver Falls, Akron …
Focus on defense has Indiana girls in first place in Section 3-AAA
By Jason Mackey 11:35 a.m.
There are times, Indiana junior Lucy Bujdos will admit, when she gets upset on the basketball court. And it usually leads to good things for …

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