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Numbers down, but WPIAL teams boast top-notch golfers

By Paul Schofield
Sasha Lobel grew up learning how to play golf at Bob O’Connor Golf Course at Schenley Park in Pittsburgh. The Allderdice senior is now turning …
No. 5 McKeesport rebounds to rout Latrobe
By Dave Mackall
A shortened practice schedule didn’t hinder No. 5 McKeesport from getting back on track after the Tigers suffered a rare shutout loss a week ago. …
Hempfield senior Bagiatis captures WCCA golf title
By Paul Schofield
Fisher Bagiatis hadn’t had much success playing Latrobe Elks Golf Course prior to Friday. But the Hempfield senior did in becoming the 2014 Westmoreland County …
Close-knit, versatile Latrobe tennis team has postseason aspirations
By Kevin Ritchart
The Latrobe girls tennis team may have entered this week with a record similar to what it was at this time last year, but the …
Connellsville uses big plays to beat Latrobe
By Jason Black
After suffering two blowout losses on the road to Quad East heavyweights McKeesport and Penn-Trafford, Connellsville was in desperate need of some home cooking, and …
Winless Connellsville looks to get on track in home opener
By Alex Oltmanns
After dropping a pair of road games to two of WPIAL Class AAAA’s elite football teams to start the season, Connellsville will host a game …
DC Picks: Connellsville sets sights on 1st victory
By Tribune-Review
Last Week: 5-1 Season: 10-2 For the second week in a row, DC Picks posted a 5-1 record. That’s not bad, but DC Picks wants perfection. He’ll try again in Week 3. Latrobe at Connellsville It has been a tough go for the Connellsville early on. The Falcons have gone …
Latrobe senior Cullen commits to Navy
By Chris Harlan
Latrobe senior Matt Cullen has accepted an appointment to play basketball for Navy, said his coach Brad Wetzel. Cullen, a 6-foot-1 guard, averaged 15.5 points …
Latrobe’s offense erupts in 2nd half against Kiski Area
By George Guido
Kiski Area appeared in the driver’s seat, leading Latrobe by 13 points at the half. But two stops by the Wildcats on Kiski Area deep in their own territory led to a big second half for Latrobe and a 50-27 victory. The Wildcats outscored the Cavaliers 36-0 in the second …
Latrobe girls volleyball increases pace of play to compete in Section 1-AAA
By Kevin Ritchart
Anyone looking for more of the same from the Latrobe girls volleyball team this season is going to be in for a big surprise. The …
Late 98-yard pick 6 seals Norwin’s shutout win over Latrobe
By Andrew Erickson
For the first time in David Brozeski’s long Norwin coaching career, the game ball was his. After serving for many years as a Knights assistant, …
New head coach focusing on team depth for Latrobe boys soccer
By Kevin Ritchart
It takes 11 players to start a game, but it takes a whole team to finish. That’s the philosophy Latrobe boys soccer coach Tom Kennedy …
Senior running backs key to Latrobe’s wing-T attack
By Mark Katarski
What is old is new again for Latrobe football fans. Jason Marucco, a 1991 graduate, returns to the field at Memorial Stadium — where he …
Latrobe girls soccer trying to play unpredictable in quest for return trip to postseason
By Kevin Ritchart
Be unpredictable. That’s the challenge put forth by Latrobe girls soccer coach Vincent Pimpinella to his players as the 2014 regular season approaches. “One thing …
High school notebook: Latrobe soccer challenges rest of WPIAL
By Staff Reports
What started as a team bonding exercise has developed into much more for the Latrobe boys soccer team. First-year coach Tom Kennedy asked his players …
Lots of excitement for 1st-year coaches at Derry, Latrobe, Norwin
By Paul Schofield
You don’t have to be a high school football player to be excited about the start of the season. It also was a big day …
Latrobe freshman selected to USA Football event
By Brian Graham
Incoming Latrobe freshman Iven Etienne will participate in USA Football’s National Team Development Games July 21-26 in Towson, Md. Etienne will be one of more than 180 incoming freshmen and sophomores competing for the opportunity to be selected to the U.S. National Team that will play Canada in the 2015 …
Penn-Trafford wins WCCA 7 on 7 tournament title
By Andrew Erickson
Murrysville has been kind to Penn-Trafford quarterback Brett Laffoon. He has led his team to two tournament victories at the Westmoreland County Coaches Association seven-on-seven …
New coach set to lead Latrobe hockey
By Brian Graham
The Latrobe hockey program is synonymous with PIHL success, winning four titles in the last six seasons. This year it will look to add a …
Greensburg Salem’s Claire Oberdorf named Greensburg Tribune-Review Softball Player of the Year
By Jason Mackey
Player of the Year Claire oberdorf greensburg salem, junior, shortstop Last year it was older sister Jayne, who’s now at Marist College in New York. …
Greensburg Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Derry’s Ethan Huston, Latrobe’s Shelby Noel
By Andrew John
Ethan Huston School: Derry Sport: Volleyball Year: Senior Claim to fame: Huston recorded 16 kills for Derry (12-2) in a 3-1 loss to Ambridge in …
Latrobe coach reflects on softball team’s run to PIAA playoffs
By Paul Schofield
There were a few tears, but more hugs from the players on the Latrobe softball team at the conclusion of last Thursday’s PIAA Class AAAA …
Hot-hitting DuBois ousts Latrobe
By Paul Schofield
It was one of those games for the Latrobe softball team Thursday in the PIAA Class AAAA quarterfinal at Slippery Rock. Nothing seemed to go …
Latrobe downs WPIAL champion Shaler in 1st round of PIAA playoffs
By Paul Schofield
Latrobe freshman pitcher Meredith Carr is a fan of rooting for the underdog. Monday at Hampton, Carr helped underdog Latrobe upset WPIAL Class AAAA champion …
Local softball teams readying for PIAAs
By Paul Schofield
Latrobe softball coach Alexa Bryson knows about big games. The first-year coach pitched Latrobe to WPIAL Class AAAA titles in 2007 and ’08 and to the PIAA championship game during those seasons. She also spent four seasons pitching at Robert Morris. Now she is coaching the Wildcats in the state …

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