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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 …
Latrobe rallies past P-T, gets spot in state playoffs
By Paul Schofield
Latrobe didn’t have many chances in Thursday’s WPIAL Class AAAA softball third-place playoff game against Section 1 rival Penn-Trafford, but it took advantage of the …
Latrobe girls lacrosse wraps up another playoff season
By Ed Phillipps
It was a pretty quiet bus ride for the Latrobe girls lacrosse team as it made its way back from a win over Greensburg Central Catholic on April 24. That was before the news spread that Ellis School had defeated Hempfield, which opened the door for the Wildcats to make …
NA doubles team wins state title
By Jeff Dewees
HERSHEY – In all, it was a successful weekend of boys’ tennis for the WPIAL at the PIAA championships. Players from WPIAL schools competed in three of Saturday’s four finals at Hershey Racquet Club, including an all-WPIAL championship. North Allegheny’s Kevin Goth and Jared Isaacs toppled Shady Side Academy’s Chris …
No. 1 Canon-McMillan uses hitting binge in 6th inning to down Latrobe in semifinals
By Jason Mackey
Third baseman Olivia Lorusso knew the hits would come. It was only a matter of when. They finally came in the sixth inning of the …
WPIAL champion relay teams from Latrobe, Hempfield hope for repeat performance at states
By Paul Schofield
When Latrobe girls track assistant coach Michele Butler puts together a relay team, she lets the runners battle for the spots. Butler has had a …
Greensburg Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Norwin’s Aaron Shaffer, Latrobe’s Jenna Adams
By Andrew John
Aaron Shaffer School: Norwin Sport: Volleyball Year: Senior Claim to fame: Shaffer, who has recorded 133 kills for the Knights, finished with 14 kills in …
Defending champ ends Latrobe’s season in quarterfinals
By Alex Oltmanns
The 2014 postseason took an all too familiar course for the Latrobe boys volleyball team. Unfortunately for the Wildcats, their playoff run ended the same way it did last year, with a 3-1 loss to defending champion North Allegheny in the Class AAA quarterfinals. “They’re the best, what can you …
Latrobe edges Seneca Valley to reach softball semifinals
By Ed Phillipps
Shelby Noel has been Latrobe’s power hitter in the middle of the lineup all year. But it was a check-swing that proved to be her …
Latrobe capitalizes on errors in first-round victory over Woodland Hills
By Gary Horvath
Woodland Hills was unable to overcome an early deficit Tuesday as Latrobe defeated the Wolverines, 8-1, in the opening round of the WPIAL Class AAAA …
Latrobe softball enters playoffs with momentum
By Ed Phillipps
There was a point midway through the season when the Latrobe softball team’s playoff chances appeared to be dwindling. After a 5-0 start to the …
Latrobe comes up 1 game shy of playoffs
By Andrew John
The Latrobe baseball team has missed the playoffs by a single game the past three seasons. This season’s hard-luck Wildcats lost to Penn-Trafford last week in a game that cost them a playoff berth, as the Warriors locked up third place in Section 2-AAAA. Even though the Wildcats (9-10, 7-5) …

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