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Franklin Regional, Norwin, Penn-Trafford compete at annual WCCA 7-on-7 tournament

By Doug Gulasy
The hitting won’t begin until preseason camp begins Aug. 11, but local football teams are preparing for the upcoming season in any way they can. …
New Carlow men’s basketball team mines local talent
By Ray Fisher
There’s a new kid on the block in the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Carlow is fielding a men’s basketball team for the first time in …
Norwin swimming coach wins Helen Keller Award
By Doug Gulasy
When Hunter McGowan tried out for the Norwin swimming team in 2009, coach Neil Rushnock didn’t know for sure how the legally blind and legally …
Shirley continuing upward movement in minor leagues
By Doug Gulasy
Tommy Shirley experienced a breakthrough minor league baseball season in 2013, but the 2007 Norwin graduate is taking it to another level this summer. Shirley, …
Norwin girls basketball team already working for next season
By Doug Gulasy
The Norwin girls basketball team didn’t take much time to reflect on the end of its most recent season before beginning to prepare for the …
Norwin boys basketball team getting experience over summer
By Doug Gulasy
The Norwin boys basketball team will feature many new players in 2014-15, and they’re getting their first taste of the varsity level this summer. Although …
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. …
Blackhawk’s Brendan McKay named Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Baseball Player of the Year
By Chris Harlan
PLAYER OF THE YEAR Brendan McKay Blackhawk, senior, pitcher Crowds gathered whenever Blackhawk’s Brendan McKay pitched, with high school baseball fans and pro scouts eager …
Norwin’s J.J. Matijevic named Greensburg Tribune-Review Baseball Player of the Year
By Paul Schofield
PLAYER OF THE YEAR J.J. Matijevic Norwin, senior, shortstop It was quite a senior season for Norwin shortstop J.J. Matijevic. He finished as the WPIAL’s …
Norwin graduates win Laurel Highlands Ultra relay
By Doug Gulasy
Josh Hooke, Joey Hawley and Cam Stumme all ran cross country at Norwin High School. However, their best long-distance running is happening now. The trio …
Norwin girls athlete of the year: Kathryn Painter
By Doug Gulasy
Kathryn Painter spent her sophomore season away from the Norwin swimming team, concentrating on competing in longer events for the Norwin Aqua Club. Her return …
Norwin’s Cashdollar, Dieter part of Big 33 cheer squad
By Doug Gulasy
Norwin cheerleaders Bria Cashdollar and Paige Dieter are both heading to college in the fall, but they’ll get one final opportunity to cheer at a …
Norwin boys athlete of the year: J.J. Matijevic
By Doug Gulasy
Mike Liebdzinski has seen a number of standout players in his 11 seasons as Norwin baseball coach. More than a dozen graduates moved on to …
Norwin’s run ends in first round of PIAA playoffs
By Doug Gulasy
The Norwin boys volleyball team posted another strong season in 2014, finishing as the WPIAL runner-up and advancing to the PIAA Class AAA playoffs for …
Norwin volleyball refocuses after WPIAL championship loss
By Doug Gulasy
Members of the Norwin boys volleyball team received an email from coach Al Warden after a 3-0 loss to North Allegheny in the WPIAL Class …
Norwin, Penn-Trafford athletes finish year at PIAAs
By Doug Gulasy
Several Star-area track and field athletes capped off a strong season over the weekend by competing at the PIAA Class AAA individual championships at Shippensburg. …
North Allegheny, Ambridge again claim WPIAL volleyball championships
By Alex Oltmanns
The North Allegheny boys volleyball team completed what seems like an annual spring ritual Thursday night at Baldwin — winning the WPIAL Class AAA title. …
North Allegheny, Ambridge facing familiar title-game foes
By Alex Oltmanns
If recent history is any indication, the fact the North Allegheny and Ambridge boys volleyball teams are playing for a WPIAL championship should come as no surprise. That trend will continue Thursday, as the top-seeded Tigers take on Norwin at  8 p.m. in the Class AAA final, and the Bridgers …
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 …
Norwin baseball looks back on season
By Doug Gulasy
Norwin baseball coach Mike Liebdzinski considers his team’s season an overall success, but he wanted to see it go on longer than it did. The …
Norwin cheerleaders Cashdollar, Majiros to continue careers in college
By Doug Gulasy
Norwin cheerleaders Bria Cashdollar and Riley Majiros both wanted to continue their careers after high school. After passing their first college athletic test, they’ll each …
Franklin Regional, Norwin, Penn-Trafford athletes put forth best performances at WPIALs
By Doug Gulasy
The WPIAL individual track and field championships turned into a two-day affair last week after prolonged rain forced the suspension of the first day of …
Norwin boys volleyball back in semifinals
By Doug Gulasy
With Norwin’s graduation approaching, the boys volleyball team found itself practicing in the high school’s old gym instead of its new one. Coach Al Warden didn’t mind. “It means we’re still playing volleyball, so that’s good,” he said. Norwin (14-1) advanced to the WPIAL Class AAA semifinals for the fourth …
Plum pitchers quiet Norwin hitters in first-round matchup
By Doug Gulasy
The blustery weather Friday reminded Plum coach Carl Vollmer of 2008, when his team made a run to the WPIAL Class AAAA championship game. So …
Norwin hopes to emerge in wide-open Class AAA field
By Doug Gulasy
With 14 WPIAL playoff appearances in the last 15 years, the Norwin boys volleyball team knows its way around the postseason. Heading into the 2014 …

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