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Norwin Knights shine in win over Kiski Area

By Dave Mackall 12:54 a.m.
Playing without a full roster, the Norwin softball team still found its way to first place in Section 1-AAAA on Thursday. Christiana Skrabak homered and had three RBIs, and the Knights overcame the absence of four starters who were attending a school-sponsored trip to beat visiting Kiski Area 9-5. Erin …
Westmoreland County trio setting pole vault standard
By Paul Schofield
Pole vaulters Kelsey Plecenik, Courtney McQuaide and Bridget Guy have a lot in common. Not only are they the top pole vaulters in the WPIAL, …
Greensburg Tribune-Review athletes of the week: California’s Josh Luko, Norwin’s Maddy Miller
By Andrew John
Josh Luko School: California Sport: Baseball Year: Senior Claim to fame: Luko, who is 5-0 with a 0.33 ERA, threw a no-hitter to lead California …
Norwin softball team focused on fundamentals
By Gary Horvath
At the midway point of the Section 1-AAAA schedule, it’s time for the Norwin softball team to go back to the basics. Before Thursday’s 12-2 …
Matijevic, Norwin baseball team continuing offensive onslaught
By Doug Gulasy
Norwin baseball coach Mike Liebdzinski knows how he would pitch to J.J. Matijevic if he ever faced that situation. Perhaps luckily for him, he’ll never …
Norwin track and field teams take sixth place at invitational
By Doug Gulasy
With many of the season’s biggest meets looming in the not-too-distant future, Norwin’s track and field athletes got an early look at some of their …
Norwin boys tennis team working to win tight matches
By Doug Gulasy
The Norwin boys tennis team keeps finding itself in close matches. As the season winds toward its conclusion, the Knights are working to get on …
Norwin deals No. 1 Penn-Trafford 1st loss
By Dave Mackall
Norwin right-handed pitcher Noah Smith said the Knights were clamoring Monday afternoon during the entire bus ride to Penn-Trafford while they ignored rainy conditions that …
Norwin girls lacrosse team learning through experience
By Doug Gulasy
Bernie Farris believes it can take as long as two years for lacrosse players to master the sport. The Norwin girls lacrosse team has been practicing for all of three weeks. Still, the Knights’ coach believes he’s already seeing progress. The fledgling girls lacrosse team, competing this spring as a …
Norwin volleyball prepares for tough stretch
By Doug Gulasy
Jay Grushecky knows the scope of the challenge the Norwin boys volleyball team will face over the next week. After opening the season 4-0, the …
Freshman Chorba making impact for Norwin softball
By Doug Gulasy
After making contact with the ball in her first career at-bat, Norwin softball player Danielle Chorba put her head down and ran. She didn’t know …
Norwin graduate wins deadlift competition at Monster Meet
By Doug Gulasy
Quinten Cody prepared for last month’s Pittsburgh Monster Meet with the goal of lifting 650 pounds in the deadlift competition. He adjusted that goal to …
Norwin boys volleyball team breezes to win over Penn Hills
By Dave Mackall
It was over in a heartbeat. In a boys volleyball match that began 15 minutes earlier than the scheduled starting time because of a quick, one-sided affair in the preliminary junior varsity match, the Norwin varsity team completed a sweep of visiting Penn Hills on Thursday night, dominating the Indians, …
Norwin rallies past Hempfield behind 4 home runs
By Dave Mackall
Norwin turned a big deficit into a 13-10 victory Tuesday by hitting four home runs in the final three innings of its WPIAL Section 1-AAAA …
Norwin baseball looks to end string of early playoff exits
By Jason Mackey
Noah Smith hasn’t forgotten Norwin’s 6-4 loss to North Allegheny in the WPIAL Class AAAA first round a season ago, a game that wasn’t over …
Norwin’s Pine to run track at Pitt-Johnstown
By Doug Gulasy
Kyle Pine’s parents and brother all attended the University of Pittsburgh’s main campus in Oakland, and he’ll carry on the family tradition at one of …
Despite loss to Hempfield, Norwin having early success
By Doug Gulasy
The Norwin baseball team’s 2013 season began in disappointing fashion when the four-time defending champions dropped a 10-0 game to Hempfield in its season opener. …
Hempfield edges Norwin on extra-inning home run
By Dave Mackall
Hempfield and Norwin played home run derby Monday, and it took an extra inning to decide the outcome of their WPIAL Section 2-AAAA baseball opener. Dom Mori’s two-run shot for No. 3 Hempfield in the top of the eighth inning lifted the Spartans to a 4-3 victory over host Norwin. …
Freshman Chorba helps Norwin softball top Franklin Regional
By Dave Mackall
Norwin freshman Danielle Chorba homered on the first pitch of her first varsity at-bat and nearly launched another longball in the fifth inning of the Knights’ season-opening 6-1 softball victory over visiting Franklin Regional on Friday. Chorba’s first career homer — a three-run shot off Cara Markowitz over the left-field …
Norwin sophomore named Daily News player of year
By Dave Mackall
Though she’s only a high school sophomore, 6-foot Norwin guard Alayna Gribble already is developing a reputation for scoring. Gribble has led the Knights in …
Norwin softball motivated after non-playoff year
By Doug Gulasy
If the 2012 season qualified as the Norwin softball team’s breakthrough, 2013 represented more of a step back. After winning a share of the first …
Norwin seniors take aim at WPIAL title
By Doug Gulasy
Two seasons ago, after the Norwin boys volleyball team lost to North Allegheny in the WPIAL championship match, Nick Nguyen was standing with the rest …
Norwin track and field seeks return to postseason
By Doug Gulasy
The Norwin girls track and field team, traditionally a mainstay in the WPIAL playoffs, found itself in an unfamiliar position last May: out of the …
Norwin lacrosse looks to build off best year
By Doug Gulasy
The Norwin boys lacrosse posted the best season in the program’s brief history last season, and the Knights are looking for even more success in …
Roundball Classic rosters loaded with Daily News area players
By Staff Reports
The Roundball Classic All-Star basketball game will have a distinct local flavor this year. Six girls and seven boys have been selected to take part in the annual event scheduled for April 12 at Geneva College. Thomas Jefferson’s Charlie Scharbo, Steel Valley’s Ajan Smith, Elizabeth Forward’s Jaquaun Davidson and West …

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