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Connellsville blanks Latrobe, eyes being factor in playoff race

By Jason Black
With only two Section 1-AAAA wins in six tries to start the season, the Connellsville girls softball team came into Thursday’s game against Latrobe with …
Latrobe volleyball team working on becoming cohesive unit to take advantage of talent
By Ed Phillipps
As the home stretch of the season approaches, the Latrobe boys volleyball team knows what it needs to work on. It’s not so much the …
Central Catholic’s Blasinsky, Sewickley Academy’s Ross win WPIAL singles titles
By Gary Horvath
As one champion ended his WPIAL tennis career on top, another burst onto the scene. Central Catholic senior Adam Blasinsky defended his title at the WPIAL Class AAA boys singles championship 6-2, 7-5 over Latrobe’s Chad Kissell on Tuesday at Bethel Park, and Sewickley Academy freshman Luke Ross claimed the …
Latrobe focuses on building team mentality as section play gets started
By Alex Oltmanns
Coach Matt Basciano and the Latrobe baseball team has goals to win WPIAL Section 2-AAAA and beyond this year. But before they can do that, …
Kittanning’s Jason Nolf named Trib Total Media wrestler of the year
By Bill West
When he had a few free minutes before or after his high school wrestling practices, Kittanning senior Jason Nolf sometimes wandered across the hallway outside …
Greensburg Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Penn-Trafford’s Tyler Smith, Latrobe’s Meredith Carr
By Wire Reports
Tyler Smith School: Penn-Trafford Sport: Baseball Year: Senior Claim to fame: Smith, who went 5-1 with a 0.83 earned-run average last season before suffering an …
Former Latrobe standout hopes to coach team back to prominence
By Ed Phillipps
The Latrobe softball team has a slew of returning players this year, including seven varsity letter winners and an all-time great. The latter would be …
Latrobe runner competes at indoor national meet
By Kevin Lohman
Every year, the best high school indoor track athletes from the U.S. and Canada gather to compete against each other in a season-ending national contest. …
Defending Section 1 singles champ returns for Latrobe boys tennis
By Andrew John
Though the faces change year in and year out in high school sports, one thing doesn’t seem to change in Latrobe tennis — the last name Kissell. This year’s Wildcats will feature the latest tennis playing Kissell, Chad, who captured the Section 1-AAA title last year as a sophomore, at …
Latrobe girls swim to 4th-place finish at PIAA meet
By Jason Mackey
LEWISBURG — After finishing fourth here last year, the Latrobe girls didn’t want to experience a letdown at Bucknell University’s Kinney Natatorium for the PIAA Class AAA swimming and diving championships. Sure, Connecticut recruit Maddie Hoopes and others were gone. But that was no excuse, Wildcats coach Grey Arrigonie said. …
Norwin’s Painter faces difficult test at PIAA swimming championships
By Jason Mackey
LEWISBURG — As the awards were presented for the PIAA Class AAA girls 200-yard individual medley Wednesday, Hershey’s Meaghan Raab came rushing to the front of Bucknell University’s Kinney Natatorium, tugging her warmup suit on in a rush. Given how far ahead she was during the race, you might have …
High school wrestling notebook: WPIAL wrestlers set records
By Paul Schofield
The high school wrestling season came to an end Saturday in Hershey, and it turned out to be another fantastic year for WPIAL wrestlers. There …
Greensburg Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Latrobe’s Luke Pletcher, Mt. Pleasant’s Elaina Fearer
By Andrew John
Luke Pletcher School: Latrobe Sport: Wresting Year: Sophomore Claim to fame: Pletcher (43-0, 82-4), the defending state champion, used a takedown in overtime to edge …
Coaching veteran Kennedy takes experience to Latrobe soccer team
By Gary Horvath
Just a few months ago, Tom Kennedy remarked to his wife that for the first time in more than 30 years he wasn’t coaching a soccer team. The break from the game was short lived. After stepping down as coach at Westmoreland County Community College, Kennedy accepted the vacant position …
Franklin Regional wrestler backs up his words with 1st state title
By Paul Schofield
HERSHEY — Franklin Regional freshman Spencer Lee made a bold declaration in early December while competing in the Ironman  Tournament. He wanted to be a …
Latrobe’s Davis scores upset, 4 Wildcats advance to PIAA quarterfinals
By Paul Schofield
HERSHEY — Latrobe wrestling coach Tad Harbert said junior Dylan Davis puts on a good show, clowning around with teammates at the PIAA Class AAA …
Latrobe’s Pletcher, Zavatsky eye gold at PIAA championships
By Paul Schofield
There is an artist rendition of former Latrobe wrestler Ryan Goodman hanging above the steps outside the doors to the wrestling room at Latrobe High …
Latrobe indoor soccer team makes most of winter
By Ed Phillipps
A Latrobe team has been dominating the hardwood this winter, but it’s not one of the basketball teams. The Latrobe boys indoor soccer team has been travelling to tournaments across Western Pennsylvania and leaving many of them as champions. So far, they have won tournaments at Cal (Pa.), Norwin, Southmoreland …
Greensburg Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Latrobe’s Zack Zavatsky, Norwin’s Kathryn Painter
By Andrew John
Zack Zavatsky School: Latrobe Sport: Wrestling Year: Senior Claim to fame: Zavatsky (38-0), who is a three-time WPIAL champion, defeated Mt. Lebanon’s Kellan Stout for …
Armstrong stops Latrobe to reach PIHL semifinals
By Matt Grubba
The PIHL’s newest program made its playoff debut by knocking off one of the league’s most successful teams. No. 3 Armstrong scored the game’s first …
9 WPIAL wrestlers hope to finish season unbeaten
By Bill West
Not all that different from their peers, nine particular WPIAL wrestlers begin the PIAA individual championships Thursday at Hershey’s Giant Center with their minds set …
PIHL Penguins Cup playoffs preview: Defending champs face tough road
By Joe Sager
The road to Consol Energy Center begins Monday for PIHL teams when the puck drops on the Penguins Cup playoffs. Defending champions North Allegheny (Class …
Canon-Mac’s Chishko wins 4th WPIAL title
By Paul Schofield
Canon-McMillan senior Solomon Chishko changed his wrestling style this season. “I’ve been training to widen the gap against my opponents and try to beat them …
Latrobe swimmer’s runner-up effort leads Wildcats to 4th-place finish
By Alex Oltmanns
Monica Sowinski certainly picked a good time to set her personal best in the 100-yard freestyle. Touching the wall in 51.09 seconds, the Latrobe junior …
Scratches shake up 1st day of WPIAL Class AAA Wrestling Championships
By Paul Schofield
The opening night of the WPIAL and PIAA Class AAA Southwest Regional Wrestling Championship is usually uneventful. But the WPIAL wrestling committee was put into …

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