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Led by high-scoring offense, Latrobe girls lacrosse team stays unbeaten

By Paul Schofield
Latrobe girls lacrosse coach Kaytie Russo didn’t seem too concerned when visiting Greensburg Central Catholic scored the first goal of the game on senior night ...
New Latrobe girls basketball coach wants team to compete with ‘upper echelon’
By Kevin Ritchart
The past few seasons have ended the same way for the Latrobe girls basketball team. The Wildcats have finished in the middle of the pack in Section 1-AAAA and been eliminated in the first round of the WPIAL playoffs three years in a row. New coach Mark Burkardt, who was hired ...
Latrobe baseball routs Connellsville to move closer to WPIAL playoff berth
By Jason Black
For the Connellsville baseball team, hitting a late-season rough patch at home may prove to be its downfall in its quest to qualify for the ...
Monessen’s Bolton sprints to MVP honors at WCCA track meet
By Paul Schofield
When you run track at a small school, you look forward to competing against athletes from larger ones. That’s what happened to Monessen junior ...
High school notebook: Lombardi discusses 6 classes, heat acclimatization at WPIAL meeting
By Paul Schofield
PIAA Executive Director Dr. Robert Lombardi addressed principals and athletic directors Tuesday at the annual WPIAL meeting at the Double Tree in Green Tree. Lombardi discussed several items going on with the state’s athletics governing body, but the two topics that concerned the audience were the proposed six football ...
Latrobe boys lacrosse makes fresh start
By Kevin Lohman
Before the season, the Latrobe boys lacrosse team became an officially recognized varsity program, an upgrade from club sport status. This season also marks Pete Cuda’s first year as coach of a young Wildcats team that includes 11 sophomores and four freshmen. All in all, this season serves as an opportunity ...
Latrobe’s Mueseler turns heads at invitational
By Kevin Lohman
Behind a record-setting showing from senior Maddy Mueseler, the Latrobe girls track team turned in a strong performance at the Hempfield Lady Spartan Invitational earlier ...
Latrobe volleyball looks to bounce back from 0-3 start in Section 3-AAA
By Alex Oltmanns
Latrobe boys volleyball coach Drew Vosefski had a tough decision to make regarding one of his top players entering this season. Vosefski wrestled with the decision ...
Latrobe’s Mears bound for Colorado School of Mines
By Kevin Ritchart
For all the individual accolades he has garnered in the past couple of months, Tyler Mears is a team guy. That’s one of the key ...
Latrobe’s Kissell, Carlynton’s Phillips capture WPIAL singles titles in tennis
By Nathan Smith
Chad Kissell felt destined to win a WPIAL championship. The Latrobe senior is part of a family tennis dynasty. Older sisters Michaela, Joelle and Stacia all ...
Greensburg Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Latrobe’s Jared Kollar, Yough’s Macy Mularski
By Andrew John
Jared Kollar School: Latrobe Sport: Baseball Year: Sophomore Claim to fame: Kollar went 3 for 4 with a double, two RBIs ...
HS highlight reel: Boys tennis champs set to be crowned
By Tribune-Review 10:40 p.m.
Latrobe’s Chad Kissell was a WPIAL Class AAA runner-up last season at the boys singles tennis tournament. Tuesday, he’ll chase the title that has eluded him the past three seasons. The four-time Section 1 champion is the top seed in this year’s WPIAL tournament. A Valparaiso recruit, he also finished fourth at ...
Latrobe tennis team off to 4-0 start
By Kevin Ritchart
The Latrobe boys tennis team is having fun. With a 4-0 overall record and a 3-0 mark in Section 1-AAA coming into this week, who can blame them? The Wildcats are on a roll thanks to a senior-laden lineup that’s used to taking care of business every time they take the ...
Nominees announced for Westmoreland County Scholar-Athlete awards
By Paul Schofield
Westmoreland County Senior Judge John J. Driscoll can still see Atlanta Braves’ first baseman Sid Bream sliding home to defeat the Pirates in the 1992 National League Championship Series. It was gut-wrenching loss for him and many Pirates fans. The manager of that Pirates team, Jim Leyland, who also managed ...
Greensburg Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Penn-Trafford’s Joe Ference, Latrobe’s Meredith Carr
By Andrew John
Joe Ference School: Penn-Trafford Sport: Diving Year: Junior Claim to fame: Ference captured his first Class AAA state title in 1-meter diving ...
Latrobe baseball forming ‘building blocks’ to succeed
By Kevin Ritchart
The Latrobe baseball team is currently under construction. Coach Matt Basciano and his team are laying the foundation for a run at the WPIAL playoffs — one block at a time. “We talk about building blocks,” Basciano said. “These kids are improving pitch to pitch, at-bat to at-bat. All around, they’re ...
HS highlight reel: Monessen football forfeits 4 victories
By Tribune-Review
The 2014 football campaign was far from a banner season for Monessen. The team didn’t make the WPIAL Class A playoffs and finished under .500. And Monday, it got worse. The WPIAL informed the school that it had to forfeit all four of its wins from the season after using two ineligible players. ...
Latrobe softball focusing on fundamentals
By Kevin Ritchart
Latrobe softball coach Alexa Bryson isn’t big on slogans or catchphrases as a means of motivating her team. She’d rather focus on making sure the ...
Latrobe’s Sowinski caps season with top 5 finishes
By Karen Kadilak
Latrobe senior Monica Sowinski capped her high school swimming career in impressive fashion by finishing in the top five in two events at the PIAA ...
Latrobe’s Sowinski swims to bronze at PIAA meet
By Doug Gulasy
LEWISBURG — Monica Sowinski didn’t bother hiding her emotions after swimming the 200-yard freestyle at the PIAA Class AAA swimming championships, climbing out of the pool with a wide grin on her face and doling out about a half-dozen hugs. Sowinski, a senior at Latrobe, earned her highest PIAA finish yet ...
Despite losing in PIHL quarterfinals, Latrobe gains experience from opening-round win
By Alex Oltmanns
Despite falling to Erie Cathedral Prep in the PIHL Class AA Penguins Cup quarterfinals last week, the Latrobe hockey team’s playoff run was marked by ...
HS wrestling notebook: Penn Hills senior wrestler overcomes sprained knee ligament at state tourney
By Bill West
Already the victim of stomach ulcers as a junior, Penn Hills senior 170-pounder Te’Shan Campbell refused to let his body betray him again in his ...
McCoy leads 4 Latrobe wrestlers into PIAA Class AAA quarterfinals
By Paul Schofield
HERSHEY — Latrobe junior Ethan McCoy packed five singlets for the PIAA Class AAA wrestling championships this week. Before he left for Giant Center Thursday, he ...
High school notebook: Latrobe’s Shaffer accepts offer to wrestle at Virginia
By Paul Schofield and Chris Harlan
Latrobe junior Jake Shaffer was going to wait until after the PIAA wrestling championships to announce his college choice. But when the University of Virginia increased ...
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 ...

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