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Norwin swimming returning talent, building depth

By Nathan Smith
For once, the Norwin swimming team is adding swimmers instead of dropping in numbers. While the Knights had struggled with graduating more athletes than they brought in, their fortunes are reversed this season. They lost several seniors but have picked up 14 new swimmers. “We have 22 boys and 21 girls,” coach ...
Perz providing Norwin boys basketball a scoring spark
By Nathan Smith
When describing the importance of senior guard Curtis Perz to his team, Norwin boys basketball coach Lynn Washowich doesn’t mince words. “There are no words to ...
Norwin’s Myers signs LOI with Point Park baseball
By Nathan Smith
Norwin senior baseball Alex Myers said he had dreamed of playing college baseball for as long as he could remember. He will get the chance after ...
Norwin’s ‘unflappable’ Phipps starts year strong
By Nathan Smith
When looking for a way to describe junior Drew Phipps, Norwin wrestling coach Bill Closson used the term “the stoic warrior” for the 195-pounder. “He is ...
Norwin boys eager to put last season’s opening-round loss in the past
By Nathan Smith
After falling in the opening round of last season’s WPIAL Class AAAA playoffs, the Norwin boys basketball team didn’t wait long to get back to ...
Norwin girls look to reload after trip to quarterfinals
By Nathan Smith
The Norwin girls basketball isn’t looking to rebuild after losing four seniors from last season’s team. The Knights are looking to reload. One year after going 17-6 ...
Norwin girls basketball has depth, experience on its side this season
By Nathan Smith
Losing four seniors to graduation can be debilitating to many basketball teams. For the Norwin girls, losing four players means it is time to reload. The Knights, ...
New coach ready to lead Norwin wrestling
By Nathan Smith
If experience counts for anything, first-year Norwin wrestling coach Bill Closson has a wealth of it. A former WPIAL and PIAA champion during his high school ...
Norwin bowling look for continued success
By Nathan Smith
The Norwin bowling teams are going to look to continue riding its recent success into a new season. Both squads reached the postseason last year, reaching the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Bowling League Western Regionals. For second-year coach Ed Lundy, having a group of dedicated bowlers has made his job easy. “The ...
Norwin boys basketball looks to use fast pace, deep bench
By Nathan Smith
After falling to North Allegheny in the opening round of last season’s WPIAL Class AAAA playoffs, the Norwin boys basketball team didn’t wait long to ...
Norwin swimmer Painter headed to Kentucky
By Nathan Smith 9:00 p.m.
When Norwin senior swimmer Kathryn Painter visited the campus of the University of Kentucky, she knew she wanted to be part of Big Blue Nation. The ...
Norwin baseball player Perry headed to Lock Haven
By Nathan Smith 9:00 p.m.
Connor Perry remembers trying out for Penn-Trafford’s baseball team in eighth grade and not making the cut. But after several years of work, the Norwin senior ...
Norwin’s Wensel signs with Lafayette softball
By Nathan Smith 9:00 p.m.
Norwin senior softball player Maddie Wensel was looking for the right fit for where she going to continue her education and playing career. She found that ...
Norwin’s Miller signs with Pitt-Johnstown wrestling
By Nathan Smith 9:00 p.m.
Norwin senior wrestler Kevin Miller knew he wanted to wrestle at the college level since he was 5 years old. Now he is going to get ...
Norwin volleyball proud of season despite early playoff exit
By Alex Oltmanns
After winning the WPIAL Section 1-AAA title last season and advancing to the PIAA playoffs, the Norwin girls volleyball team had high expectations entering the ...
Central Catholic fights its way through decisive win over Norwin
By Nathan Smith
For the 12th straight season, Pittsburgh Central Catholic is in the WPIAL Class AAAA quarterfinals. But getting there wasn’t easy. The third-seeded Vikings (9-1) defeated No. 14-seeded Norwin, 42-7, at Cupples Stadium. Central Catholic’s halftime lead was 14 points. “I credit (Norwin) for playing a great game,” Central Catholic coach Terry Totten ...
Scoring droughts hurt Norwin boys soccer squad
By Alex Oltmanns
Boasting a 12-3 record with just three regular season games remaining, the Norwin boys soccer team had a WPIAL Section 1-AAA title and extended WPIAL ...
Norwin XC finishes season at WPIAL finals
By Nathan Smith
The Norwin cross country teams wrapped the season up with strong performances at the WPIAL races last week. The boys team finished in 17th in Class AAA, led junior Tyler Laughery’s time of 17:22. Three runners separated Laughery and a trip to the PIAA championship race. “He was about 15 seconds ...
HS highlight reel: Norwin wrestler headed to Bucknell
By Tribune-Review
Norwin junior Drew Phipps scoffs at the notion he must remain patient as a wrestler. He left Hershey frustrated last spring by his fourth-place finish ...
Penn-Trafford earns No. 2 seed, will play Fox Chapel in 1st round of WPIAL playoffs
By Paul Schofield
Undefeated Penn-Trafford was rewarded the No. 2 seed by the WPIAL football committee Monday at the annual pairings meeting. The WPIAL announced the first-round pairings ...
Penn-Trafford remains unbeaten, shuts out Norwin
By Nathan Smith
There are a lot of words that can be used to describe the Penn-Trafford football team’s regular season. Perfect can be added to the list. The ...
Norwin tennis had breakout season
By Alex Oltmanns
If history is any indicator, the Norwin girls tennis team’s season is typically over by the second week of October. But for the first time in ...
Norwin volleyball hopes to continue postseason success
By Nathan Smith
The Norwin girls volleyball team made an impromptu trek to the PIAA Class AAA playoffs last season after finishing third in the WPIAL. The Knights are ...
H.S. Picks rounding into postseason form
By H.s. Picks
It seems like it was just last week that the high school football season started. But here we are in Week 9, the final week of the regular season. The WPIAL playoffs begin next week, and what have we learned? Well, for starters, Penn-Trafford appears to be the best team in Westmoreland County. ...
No. 5 McKeesport pulls away from Norwin
By Mark Kaboly
George Smith is known for the flexbone triple-option offense — he has been running it at McKeesport for the better part of 20 years. However, ...

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