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Plum rolls past Latrobe, into playoffs

By Wes Crosby
Plum will enter the WPIAL football playoffs on the highest possible note. The Mustangs (5-4, 5-3) powered their way to touchdowns on each of their six first-half drives in a 42-7 win over Latrobe (1-8, 1-7) in a Quad East matchup at Mustang Stadium on Friday. The Mustangs took two …
After reaching playoffs for 2nd straight season, Latrobe girls continue to make strides
By Kevin Ritchart
After back-to-back appearances in the WPIAL playoffs, Latrobe girls soccer is a program on the rise. The Wildcats lost to No. 4 seed Upper St. …
Latrobe boys soccer team competes in WPIAL playoffs for 1st time in 22 years
By Kevin Lohman
The Latrobe boys soccer team’s season came to an end Saturday when the Wildcats fell to Kiski Area in the preliminary round of the WPIAL …
Latrobe runners fare well at annual WCCA meet in preparation for district meet
By Kevin Lohman
The Latrobe cross country team has found its success this season with many different runners leading the pack. That trend continued for the Wildcats last …
Seton-La Salle’s Walz rolls to victory at PIAA Western Regional
By Paul Schofield
Seton-La Salle senior Joey Walz wasn’t pleased with her performance at the WPIAL Class AA golf championship on Sept. 29. Walz placed third that day …
Hempfield surges in 2nd half past Latrobe
By Bill West
Hempfield coach Rich Bowen continues to wait for the week when his Spartans deliver a satisfying four-quarter performance, but he believes his team can build …
Latrobe volleyball team seeks section victories as season winds down
By Kevin Ritchart
There’s no other way to say it. Time is running out on the Latrobe girls volleyball team. The Wildcats entered this week with a 2-6 …
New Latrobe hockey coach likes direction of team
By Brian Graham
First-year coach Josh Werner was hired in the summer to add another championship to the Latrobe hockey program’s lure. Just a handful of preseason and …
Latrobe’s Ava Petrosky transitions from all-section defender to star scorer
By Bill West
Latrobe senior Ava Petrosky understood why her soccer teammates laughed when they learned she, a 2013 all-section defender, would move to forward this season. The …
Multiple top finishers lead way for Latrobe cross country
By Kevin Lohman
After graduating last season’s top runners from both the girls and boys sides of the Latrobe cross country team, coach Todd Simpson expected one of his emerging athletes to step up to take the vacancies left at the top. He didn’t expect so many of them to be pushing each …
Latrobe field hockey looks to learn from slow start
By Kevin Lohman
A harrowing start to the 2014 season seemed poised to leave Latrobe field hockey in a rut in Section 1-AAA. But through five games the Wildcats have managed to stay afloat in the competitive conference by clawing their way to a 1-3-1 record. After defeating Norwin to begin the season, …
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 …

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