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Greensburg Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Mt. Pleasant’s Zackery Bednar, Norwin’s Maria Santilli

By Andrew John
Zackery Bednar School: Mt. Pleasant Year: Senior Sport: Soccer/football Claim to fame: Bednar netted four goals to lead Mt. Pleasant (3-2, 2-1) to a 5-0 …
1 year after 0-2 start, 5 WPIAL teams are seeing how the other side lives
By Chris Harlan
Laurel Highlands coach Zack Just shared a sense of optimism with his players this week. Sure, they’re heavy underdogs to Thomas Jefferson, but there’s reason …
Norwin looking for success at section singles tournament
By Nathan Smith
Things couldn’t have started any better for the Norwin girls tennis team.The Lady Knights compiled an impressive 7-0 overall record through last week, while going 4-0 in Section 1-AAA play. But for the team, success was an expectation. “We have a lot of experience,” Norwin coach Ryan Hornick said. “The …
Norwin girls soccer not using youth as an excuse
By Bill West
An infectious maturity has spread through the Norwin girls soccer team to the point that senior outside midfielder Maddy Fisher considers it fairly easy to …
Norwin remains perfect with win against Hempfield
By Nathan Smith
The last time Norwin started 2-0, none of its current players was in high school. The Knights changed that with a 21-0 win Friday over …
Norwin cross country finishes strong at Gateway Invite
By Nathan Smith
The Norwin cross country teams had a strong start to the season at the 22nd Annual Gateway Invitational on Saturday. The boys team finished in …
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, …
Norwin Knights to host alumni cheerleader game Sept. 5
By Tony LaRussa
Some of Sandy Daugherty’s fondest memories of attending Norwin High School in the 1960s were during her junior and senior years as a member of the cheerleading squad. The 1965 Norwin graduate and other former cheerleaders are about to get a chance to once again rouse fan spirits. The first …
Norwin field hockey team’s potential intrigues new coach
By Doug Gulasy
Because she was hired a week after preseason camp officially began, Kiley Morgan’s first impression of the Norwin field hockey team came during the squad’s …
2013 success pushes Norwin girls volleyball team
By Doug Gulasy
The Norwin girls volleyball team experienced its greatest amount of success in more than 15 years last season, finishing third in the WPIAL and advancing …
Norwin girls looking to continue success under new coach
By Doug Gulasy
As an alumna of the Norwin girls soccer program, Lauren Czapor knows all about the Knights’ winning tradition. After carrying on the tradition as a …
Norwin boys hoping to break into WPIAL elite
By Doug Gulasy
Norwin’s Scott Schuchert knows the power in WPIAL boys soccer currently lies south of Pittsburgh. He’d like to bring some of that power east. With …
Defending section champ Norwin boys to lean on skill, strategy
By Bill West
Like most of the players on Norwin’s soccer team, Bobby Svec considers it a bit too early in the season to speculate about how well …
new coach focused on team’s future, not past
By Doug Gulasy
Plenty changed for Norwin during the offseason, but the Knights know the most significant change needs to come during the season. “At the end of …
New coach focused on Norwin’s future, not past
By Doug Gulasy
Plenty changed for Norwin during the offseason, but the Knights know the most significant change needs to come during the season. “At the end of …
Norwin football looks to restore pride
By Doug Gulasy
When David Brozeski took over as Norwin’s football coach in April, he established a set of five “core principles”: discipline, communication, trust, perseverence and pride. …
Norwin girls tennis team ‘hungry for more’ in 2014
By Doug Gulasy
When Norwin girls tennis coach Ryan Hornick reviewed some old district yearbooks over the summer, he realized how significant his team’s achievements from the past …
Norwin boys golf relying on new players in 2014
By Doug Gulasy
The Norwin boys golf team is hoping new faces can help the squad reach higher places. The Knights began the season earlier this week looking …
Norwin girls golf team chases first-ever playoff appearance
By Doug Gulasy
The Norwin girls golf team is aiming for a program first in 2014: a WPIAL playoff berth. Since becoming a varsity program at Norwin in …
New Norwin coach trying to restore winning tradition
By Doug Gulasy
Norwin football players noticed a different energy around their offseason work this year. “Everything’s amped up,” senior lineman Corey Chrisman said. “You want to be …
Norwin cross country teams target section titles
By Doug Gulasy
After winning its first section championship in four years last season, the Norwin girls cross country team is looking for a repeat in 2014. The …
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 …
ACL injuries a growing problem for high school athletes
By Doug Gulasy
Angelina Gambino’s potential moment of triumph turned into one of pain instead. While participating in the floor exercise during her gymnastics club’s “parents watch day,” …
Norwin students help Riverhounds academy team win national title
By Doug Gulasy
Emily Harrigan, Lexy Kendro and Sam Wexell admitted to feeling nervous as they prepared to play in the U.S. Club Soccer National Cup XIII Finals …
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. …

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