TribLIVE

| Sports


Norwin sports page

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 …
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. …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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, …
Norwin girls soccer wins 1st section title since 2011, prepares for playoffs
By Nathan Smith
Even though the scoreboard said 1-1 at Penn Trafford’s Warrior Stadium, the Norwin girls soccer team walked away winners. The Knights battled their section rival …
Norwin hockey under guidance of first-year coach
By Nathan Smith
It is truly new season for the Norwin hockey team – a new coach, a new classification and many new players. Steve Butler takes over the coaching reigns of the Knights after a 2-18 season that saw the team lose its top 10 point producers to graduation. “It really depends …
Norwin XC finishes strong at WCCA event
By Alex Oltmanns
With the WPIAL championships less than two weeks away, the Norwin boys and girls cross country teams welcomed the opportunity for preparation with a rigorous tune-up meet on last week. Competing against the top competitors from across the county, the boys team finished second while the girls squad placed third …
Norwin girls confident after retaking Section 1-AAA title from rival Penn-Trafford
By Nathan Smith
Even though the scoreboard said 1-1 at Penn Trafford’s Warrior Stadium, the Norwin girls soccer team walked away a winner. The Knights battled their section …
Big plays work for Norwin in win over Connellsville
By Mark Katarski
Before Friday night’s Quad East game between Norwin and Connellsville, both coaches agreed that four or five big plays would determine the outcome. Following the …
Connellsville looking to rebound against Norwin
By Jason Black
Connellsville didn’t waste time putting last week’s performance against Plum in the rearview mirror. “The coaches came in at 6:30 on Saturday morning, and the …
Norwin Athletic Hall of Fame inducts 13
By Nathan Smith
The Norwin Athletic Hall of Fame honored nine individuals and four teams as part of the Class of 2014 last week. And while their inductions …
Norwin boys soccer headed to postseason
By Nathan Smith
No matter what happens over the final three games of the season, the Norwin boys soccer team is headed to the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs. Not bad for a team who graduated 16 players from a playoff team a year ago. “We put in a lot of work during the …
Norwin routs winless Kiski Area behind Deri’s 4 TDs
By Thomas Zuck
Norwin, behind Peyton Deri’s four rushing touchdowns, kept pace for a playoff berth with a 42-3 victory over Kiski Area on Friday in a Quad East game. Norwin (3-2, 4-2) took advantage of numerous Kiski Area missed opportunities in the first half to build an insurmountable lead. “Every game comes …
Norwin boys competing with the WPIAL’s elite
By Alex Oltmanns
Standing at 9-3 overall and 6-1 in WPIAL Section 1-AAA, the Norwin boys soccer team has plenty of reason to be optimistic. But then when you consider that the Knights’ three losses have come to teams with a combined 30-1-1 mark, their record appears all the more impressive. Even in …
The future is now for Norwin girls soccer
By Nathan Smith
The future is bright for the Norwin girls soccer team. The Lady Knights have 28 underclassmen – 15 sophomores and 13 freshmen – on the …
Ferragonio setting in with Norwin volleyball
By Alex Oltmanns
Despite being in just her first season as a starter for the Norwin girls volleyball team, Maria Ferragonio earned second team All-WPIAL honors a year ago as the Knights claimed their first WPIAL Section 1-AAA title since 2006. Now a junior, the setter is hoping to raise her level of …
Plum’s surge hands Norwin 1st loss, 23-14
By Nathan Smith
After his squad’s 23-14 Quad East win over No. 10 Norwin, Plum coach Matt Morgan praised his defense’s physicality. “The defense played unbelievable,” Morgan said. “We were fast and physical. People don’t get we weren’t this physical last season. Our scheme is having guys teeing off on people.” Trailing 14-3 …
Greensburg Tribune-Review Q&A: Norwin’s Peyton Deri
By Bill West
At 6-foot-2 and 185 pounds, Norwin junior running back/linebacker Peyton Deri is a little brother of senior safety/receiver Logan Deri only in the symbolic sense. …
Norwin freshman Santilli ready for more competition after section singles title
By Nathan Smith
Norwin’s Maria Santilli had a home-court advantage during the Section 1-AAA singles semifinals and finals last week. With the final two matches of the tournament …
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 …

Top high school stories