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Daily News Fabulous 15: Senior standouts highlight all-star team

By Daily News Staff
Players from WPIAL playoff qualifiers made up much of the annual Daily News Fabulous 15 boys basketball team for 2015. Class AAAA McKeesport and Class AAA ...
Nominees announced for Westmoreland County Scholar-Athlete awards
By Paul Schofield
Westmoreland County Senior Judge John J. Driscoll can still see Atlanta Braves’ first baseman Sid Bream sliding home to defeat the Pirates in the 1992 National League Championship Series. It was gut-wrenching loss for him and many Pirates fans. The manager of that Pirates team, Jim Leyland, who also managed ...
Norwin lacrosse looks for ‘Good’ season under new coach
By Nathan Smith
The Norwin boys lacrosse team started the season last week with a first for the program – a season-opening win. The young program got off to a strong start with a 12-2 win over Hempfield. It is a feat that first-year coach Chad Good hopes to see more this season. “We were ...
New faces looking to make impact with Norwin baseball
By Nathan Smith
The Norwin baseball team will be reloading when as it enters the 2015 season. The Knights went 14-4 last season and reached the WPIAL Class AAAA ...
New Norwin tennis coach benefiting from senior presence
By Katie Foglia
The Norwin boys tennis team is starting off the 2014-15 season with some returning senior starters, a few freshman additions as well as a new head coach. First-year coach Katie Garrity said the senior leadership from the three singles starters – Nate Alford, Mitch Atkins and Jordan Walk – has helped ...
Norwin girls upended in PIAA West Region final
By Dave Mackall
ALTOONA — Norwin senior Laura Buchanan wiped the tears away while she and her teammates consoled one another Tuesday night after the WPIAL champion Knights ...
Norwin’s Painter finishes high school swimming career on high note
By Dave Mackall
There’s nothing fancy about the way Kathryn Painter swims, but she sure gets results in the pool. It probably never was more evident than Saturday at the PIAA Swimming and Diving Championships at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, where Painter, a Norwin senior who is committed to Kentucky, won a gold ...
WPIAL boosts medal haul at PIAA swimming, diving event with 3 more golds
By Dave Mackall
LEWISBURG — WPIAL Class AAA competitors claimed three top spots Saturday on the final day of the 2015 PIAA swimming and diving championships, bringing to 18 the number of gold medals produced this season by District 7 schools. During the four-day event at Bucknell University’s Kinney Natatorium, 11 WPIAL golds were ...
Norwin girls beat North Allegheny again, reach PIAA semifinals
By Paul Schofield
The third time wasn’t a lucky charm for the North Allegheny girls against Norwin. Instead, Norwin coach Brian Brozeski said since St. Patrick’s Day is only ...
Norwin’s Painter places 4th at PIAA meet
By Doug Gulasy
LEWISBURG — Kathryn Painter felt nerves coming on as she prepared to compete in the preliminary heats at the PIAA Class AAA swimming championships, and those butterflies grew even stronger by the finals. Norwin’s senior standout managed to shake them off, earning a medal in the girls 200-yard individual medley for ...
Latrobe’s Sowinski swims to bronze at PIAA meet
By Doug Gulasy
LEWISBURG — Monica Sowinski didn’t bother hiding her emotions after swimming the 200-yard freestyle at the PIAA Class AAA swimming championships, climbing out of the pool with a wide grin on her face and doling out about a half-dozen hugs. Sowinski, a senior at Latrobe, earned her highest PIAA finish yet ...
HS highlight reel: Area rollers set for region tournament
By Tribune-Review
The top high school bowlers in the area will compete Friday in the Western Regional individual championships at North Versailles Bowl. Starting at 9 a.m., 74 boys and 86 girls will roll for a top-12 finish to earn a spot in the state tournament. On Saturday, the regional team championships will ...
Norwin wrestling wraps up successful season
By Nathan Smith
Two Norwin wrestlers brought home hardware from the PIAA Class AAA tournament to finish the season. Junior Drew Phipps claimed third place at 195 pounds while ...
HS highlight reel: Swimmers earn top seeds for PIAA meet
By Tribune-Review
Judging by the psych sheets, the 2014 state runner-up North Allegheny girls swimming and diving team should again do quite well at the PIAA swimming and diving championships, which get started Wednesday and run through Saturday at Bucknell University. Lauren McGrath (200 free), Jacquelyn Du (50 free, 100 back) and ...
Norwin girls win 6th straight postseason game, 54-46 over Bethel Park
By Dave Mackall
Norwin’s improbable postseason run continued Tuesday night as the Knights survived another furious comeback attempt by a WPIAL section champion to advance in the PIAA girls basketball playoffs. “Let’s put it this way: There’s a controlled sense of urgency,” Norwin coach Brian Brozeski said. “We’re not panicking, but with every game, ...
Elizabeth Forward’s Fournier gets most falls in PIAA Class AA wrestling tournament
By Bill West
HERSHEY — Two wrestlers left the PIAA Class AA individual championships with not only medals but bulky statuettes: the recipient of the Outstanding Wrestler award, ...
Norwin’s Phipps returns to PIAA Class AAA wrestling semifinals
By Bill West
Norwin junior 195-pounder Drew Phipps (39-1) continued to showcase his evolution on the mat as he secured a return trip the PIAA Class AAA semifinals ...
Norwin girls outlast Pine-Richland in thriller
By Dave Mackall
Brian Brozeski never wants to let you see him sweat. Norwin’s low-key girls basketball coach, whether his team is winning or losing, patrols the bench seemingly ...
Elizabeth Forward senior Fournier uses pins to reach PIAA quarterfinals
By Bill West
HERSHEY — Even with an unfavorable position in the PIAA  Class AA’s 195-pound weight class bracket and no previous state-level experience, Elizabeth Forward senior Luke ...
Previewing the PIAA girls basketball tournament
By Compiled By  bill Hartlep
Class AAAA WPIAL/City League: Norwin (21-4), Penn Hills (16-10), North Allegheny (22-3), Bethel Park (20-5), Pine-Richland (21-5), Obama (16-8). Around the state: Defending PIAA ...
Norwin wrestling’s Phipps hits century club in championship fashion
By Nathan Smith
Drew Phipps’ showdown with North Allegehny senior Zach Smith last week had a lot riding on it. Not only was it the finals of the ...
Norwin girls bowling captures second straight WPIBL championship
By Alex Oltmanns
Heading into the WPIBL championships at Sims Lanes in Beaver Falls last week, the Norwin girls bowling team was out to prove that last season’s league title was not an anomaly. But after winning their second WPIBL title in as many years by posting 2,691 points in the finals, the ...
WPIAL title a milestone for Norwin’s Phipps
By Doug Gulasy
Drew Phipps earned his 100th career high school wrestling victory in about the most meaningful situation possible. A year after falling short in the WPIAL Class ...
Norwin girls capture 1st WPIAL title
By Kevin Gorman
Norwin never had won a WPIAL girls basketball title, so Brian Brozeski convinced his Knights it was going to take a team effort to beat ...
Overtime takedown vaults McKeesport’s Ingram into WPIAL semifinals
By Doug Gulasy
Brandon Ingram wasn’t happy with his attacking on the first day of the WPIAL Class AAA wrestling championships, but he made up for it in ...

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