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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 ...
Latrobe’s Mueseler competes at indoor state meet
By Andrew John
The first day of practice for the spring sports season was Monday, and Latrobe senior Maddy Mueseler began her final season as a member of ...
Latrobe’s Pletcher looking to rebound at PIAA tourney following WPIAL loss
By Paul Schofield
If Latrobe junior Luke Pletcher had his choice, he probably would want to be a three-time PIAA champion more than a three-time WPIAL champion. Pletcher lost ...
Waynesburg senior Headlee defeats country’s top-ranked at 132 to claim WPIAL Class AAA title
By Paul Schofield
Waynesburg senior A.C. Headlee couldn’t wait to face two-time WPIAL and PIAA Class AAA champion Luke Pletcher of Latrobe. He got his chance Saturday at the ...
Greensburg Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Derry’s George Phillippi, Latrobe’s Monica Sowinski
By Andrew John
George Phillippi School: Derry Sport: Wrestling Year: Junior Claim to fame: Phillippi (36-3) captured his third WPIAL Class AA title after 16-1 tech fall win ...
Derry girls swimmers, Latrobe’s Sowinski look ahead to PIAA championship meet
By Karen Kadilak
After its best finish in the WPIAL, the Derry girls swimming team looks forward to the PIAA Class AA championship meet March 11-12 at Bucknell. The ...
Latrobe hockey team preps for postseason
By Kevin Ritchart
For the first three months of the 2014-15 season, the Latrobe hockey team didn’t have a signature win to its credit. That all changed with a hard-fought road win over Moon earlier this month. The Wildcats (9-8-1) bested Moon, 3-1, on Feb. 9 at the Airport Ice Arena, the team’s first ...
Pateras makes 7 3-pointers to lead Upper St. Clair past No. 7 seed Latrobe
By Bill West
No one on the basketball court at Charleroi stayed hot quite like Upper St. Clair junior guard Zack Pateras — and not just because he ...
Despite losing Navy recruit Cullen, Latrobe has found success
By Paul Schofield
When you lose arguably one of the top basketball players in the area before the season starts, there is a good chance your season won’t ...
Latrobe wrestlers change focus after postseason loss
By Kevin Ritchart
There’s no disputing the fact that members of the Latrobe wrestling team were disappointed after being eliminated in the WPIAL Class AAA semifinals late last ...
After downing rival Hempfield, Latrobe boys primed for WPIAL playoffs
By Kevin Lohman
Fresh off a 78-73 victory over Hempfield that gave it split possession of the Section 1-AAAA crown for the first time since 2009, the Latrobe ...
Latrobe boys basketball team stuns top-ranked Hempfield
By Bill West
Still buzzing from a home victory that ended Hempfield’s Section 1-AAAA win streak Friday night, Latrobe senior Matt Dragan climbed a ladder in front of ...
Kiski Area boys basketball team falls to Latrobe, 64-57, in overtime
By George Guido
Heartbreaking losses have been all too common for the Kiski Area boys basketball team this season. But Tuesday night’s setback against Latrobe might have been the toughest to swallow. Two Mike Simmons free throws with 5.6 seconds left in the fourth quarter gave Kiski Area a three-point lead. But Latrobe’s ...

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