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Latrobe earns return trip to WPIAL Class AAA wrestling semifinals

By Paul Schofield
When Latrobe defeated Kiski Area in the semifinals of the Section 1-AAA tournament last week, heavyweight Tyler Mears lost an overtime decision. He vowed that wouldn’t ...
Butler’s 31-point night carries Latrobe past Norwin
By Paul Schofield
Latrobe sophomore Austin Butler hit his first three shots of the game Tuesday night against Norwin. Then he sort of disappeared in the second quarter. Norwin ...
Franklin Regional wrestling states case for No. 1 seed
By Paul Schofield
The Franklin Regional and Latrobe wrestling teams turned in quite a battle in the Section 1-AAA team tournament Wednesday at Franklin Regional. Returning PIAA and WPIAL ...
Greensburg athletes of the week: Latrobe’s Austin Butler, Mt. Pleasant’s Alexa Szelong
By Andrew John
Austin Butler School: Latrobe Sport: Basketball Year: Sophomore Claim to fame: Butler, who is averaging 20.3 ppg., finished with a game-high 35 points for ...
Hempfield stays hot, shuts down cold-shooting Latrobe
By Paul Schofield
Hempfield and Latrobe were locked in a close battle for the first 12 minutes of Tuesday’s Section 1-AAAA first-place showdown. Trib Total Media’s No. 2- ranked Spartans ...
Latrobe girls basketball trying to find consistency
By Kevin Lohman
The first 12 games of the 2014-15 season have been a roller-coaster ride for the Latrobe girls basketball team. The lows include a three-game losing streak ...
Latrobe junior wrestler captures 3rd WCCA title with win over rival
By Paul Schofield
Latrobe junior Luke Pletcher and Derry junior Micky Phillippi will face each other on the wrestling mat again this season, but there won’t be anything ...
Franklin Regional rallies from 3rd place to earn WCCA tournament title
By Paul Schofield
Franklin Regional needed to be perfect and then some to win its third consecutive Westmoreland County Coaches Association wrestling tournament title. The Panthers got the ...
Annual WCCA tourney to feature some of nation’s top high school wrestlers
By Paul Schofield
For years, the hotbed of high school wrestling in the WPIAL resided in Greene and Washington counties. Not any more. The hotbed shifted east to ...
Latrobe girls swim team has high expectations again
By Karen Kadilak
Led by senior Monica Sowinski and bolstered by a large freshman class, the Latrobe girls swimming team expects to be among top squads in the ...
Longtime Latrobe AD dies
By Paul Schofield
Longtime Greater Latrobe School District athletic director Gary Garrison died Saturday. He was 88. Garrison, who lived in Ligonier, was a graduate of Wilkinsburg High School and Otterbein College (University) in Westerville, Ohio. After college, Garrison became a football coach and teacher at Ligonier Valley High School. In 1950, Garrison went ...
Latrobe junior wrestler gets edge again at Powerade Tournament
By Paul Schofield
PIAA champions and close friends squared off in the 132-pound finals of the 48th annual Powerade Tournament Tuesday at Canon-McMillan. Latrobe junior Luke Pletcher and ...
Latrobe hires lacrosse coaches to lead varsity teams
By Stacey Federoff
Latrobe School Board hired four lacrosse coaches to lead the girls and boys teams, which will play as varsity sports in their upcoming seasons. The board approved Kaytie Russo as girls head coach, Jeff Giordan as girls assistant coach, Peter Cuda as boys head coach and David Leksell as boys assistant ...
Greensburg Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Latrobe’s Sean Graytok, Norwin’s Alayna Gribble
By Andrew John
Sean Graytok School: Latrobe Sport: Basketball Year: Junior Claim to fame: Graytok, who is averaging 18.4 ppg, scored a game-high 25 points to lead Latrobe ...
Connellsville can’t overcome poor 2nd quarter in loss to Latrobe
By Jason Black
Connellsville’s boys basketball team is in the process of trying to develop into a winner, but one of the biggest problems coach Andy Hedrick is ...
Latrobe swimmer signs on with Kentucky
By Karen Kadilak
Latrobe senior Monica Sowinski expects her role to stay much the same when she joins the University of Kentucky women’s swimming team next year. A freestyle ...
Derry girls learning from slow start
By Kevin Lohman
After weathering a tough five-game stretch to start the season, Derry girls basketball coach Rick Zemba said that his team is learning from its mistakes and is looking ahead to its next opportunity to improve its position in the Section 3-AAA standings. “I’m looking forward to the next two weeks here ...
Connellsville girls basketball team loses to Latrobe, 49-46
By Jason Black
Missed opportunities were the culprit in several of the losses that stung the Connellsville girls basketball team last season, and it appears missed opportunities continue ...
High school wrestling preview: Defending PIAA champ Pletcher hopes to carry Latrobe
By Paul Schofield
Luke Pletcher, an avid hunter, recently bagged an 8-point buck while hunting in Ohio. But the diminutive Pletcher is going after a different prize this season: ...
Lacking interior size, Latrobe boys will rely on depth, overall talent
By Kevin Ritchart
With nobody on the roster taller than 6-foot-3, the Latrobe boys basketball team isn’t going to attack the opposition with a bruising low-post game. What ...
Latrobe hockey spending 2-week layoff ‘fine-tuning’
By Alex Oltmanns
A two-week break from game action could not have come at a better time for the Latrobe hockey team. After a 4-3 loss to Hampton, the ...
Greensburg Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Latrobe’s Brendan Johns, GCC’s Megan Stunja
By Andrew John
Brendan Johns School: Latrobe Sport: Hockey Year: Junior Claim to fame: Johns, who has 10 goals and five assists, scored four goals and added an assist to lead Latrobe (2-4-1) to a 7-2 win over Bishop Canevin on Nov. 10. Johns ...
Latrobe to use offseason conditioning program to improve on 1-8 campaign
By Kevin Ritchart
Looking strictly at wins and losses won’t tell the whole story of Jason Marucco’s first season at the helm of the Latrobe football program. The Wildcats ...
HS highlight reel: Vincentian football coach Storino let go
By Tribune-Review
Vincentian dismissed Tim Storino as its football coach Monday, following a 2-7 record in its first season of WPIAL competition. The school started its football program in 2012, and the Royals played an exhibition schedule their first two seasons. Storino was suspended for the 2013 season by the WPIAL ...
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 plays to ...

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