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Hip to flip: WPIAL wrestlers find tumbling skills translate well on mat

By Bill West
Seconds after he won a PIAA Class AAA title in 2013, then-senior Jake Hart of Hampton executed a perfect backflip on the center of the ...
Norwin swimmer Patterson meeting his goals
By Katie Foglia
The success achieved by Norwin High School senior swim captain Mark Patterson has been made possible thanks to planning and practice. Before every season, Patterson – with the help of coach Neil Rushnock – has outlined a list of goals and mapped out the ways to achieve them. Patterson has already checked ...
Norwin boys sink 10 3-pointers to derail Connellsville
By Jason Black
Neither the Connellsville nor Norwin boys basketball team could say it played a complete Section 1-AAAA game Friday at Connellsville. However, the Knights’ strong first ...
Despite loss, Falcons improve play against Norwin
By Jason Black
When the Connellsville and Norwin girls basketball teams met in early December, the Knights walked all over the Falcons on their way to a 68-21 ...
Norwin hockey looking to improve, get healthy
By Nathan Smith
A year of transition has been filled with struggles for the Norwin hockey team. Under the guidance of first-year coach Steve Butler, the Knights dropped down to Class AA after the PIHL realignment. The competition has been as tough as they saw in Class AAA as they have opened the season ...
Norwin’s McCracken battling back from injuries
By Alex Oltmanns
Battling hamstring and wrist injuries, Gage McCracken’s season got off to a slow start. Missing the first several days of the season with a bad hamstring before a wrist injury forced him to shoot solely left-handed for a time, the Norwin junior was not in top form as the season began. But ...
Phipps leads Norwin to 8th place finish at Westmoreland tourney
By Nathan Smith
After missing the Westmoreland County Coaches Association tournament last season due to an injury, Drew Phipps came into this year’s tournament with extra incentive. The ...
Better defensive rebounding allows Hempfield to rally past Norwin, 57-53
By Bill West
To start its comeback midway through the third quarter, Hempfield’s boys basketball team cut down the number of second chances Norwin generated on offense. Better on ...
Gribble’s 16 2nd-half points lead Norwin past Hempfield, 49-25
By Dave Mackall
It took No. 2 Norwin until the second half Thursday night to shake loose from visiting Hempfield and post its 11th consecutive girls basketball victory. ...
Norwin has strong showing at Powerade
By Nathan Smith
A team would usually be disappointed finishing in 22nd. But when it comes to the yearly Powerade wrestling tournament, 22nd is a pretty good showing. Norwin finished ...
Norwin girls hoops continues nonsection success
By Nathan Smith
After a season-opening loss to Shaler, the Norwin girls basketball team has been dominate during its nonsection slate. So far this season, the Knights (9-1) have recorded wins over Bethel Park, North Allegheny and Plum outside of Section 1-AAA. During the Holiday break, Norwin went 3-0 at the Battle of the Counties ...
Norwin senior sinks game-winning shot to finish comeback vs. Kiski-Area
By George Guido
Norwin senior guard Logan Deri was at the right place at the right time. With the score tied in the final seconds, Deri grabbed a loose ball and scored the winning basket just before the buzzer sounded to hand the Knights a 53-51 victory over Kiski Area in Section 1-AAAA. The victory ...
Greensburg Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Norwin’s Curtis Perz, California’s Lyndsey Huhn
By Andrew John
Curtis Perz School: Norwin Sport: Basketball Year: Senior Claim to fame: Perz, who eclipsed the 1,000-point plateau last week, finished with 23 points to lead ...
McKeesport Daily News Dynamic 33
By Daily News Staff
There were countless memorable moments from the 2014 high school football season, including Clairton’s return to the PIAA title game for the sixth time in ...
Norwin relay team sets sights on record book
By Nathan Smith
Expectations were high for the Norwin girls 400-yard freestyle relay team heading into the season as all four swimmers from the team that competed at ...
Gribble providing scoring touch for Norwin girls basketball
By Nathan Smith
When asked what makes junior Alayna Gribble a force on the court, Norwin girls basketball coach Brian Brozeski had a simple answer – versatility. “She is ...
Norwin wrestling gets win over Penn-Trafford
By Nathan Smith
Every win a wrestling team can find in Section 1-AAA is crucial. But getting a win over a heated rival makes it a little sweeter. Norwin ...
Greensburg Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Latrobe’s Sean Graytok, Norwin’s Alayna Gribble
By Andrew John
Sean Graytok School: Latrobe Sport: Basketball Year: Junior Claim to fame: Graytok, who is averaging 18.4 ppg, scored a game-high 25 points to lead Latrobe ...
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, ...

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