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Boys soccer preview: Fresh of winning Section 1-AAA title, Penn-Trafford boys hope to maintain momentum with new coach

By Nathan Smith
For four seasons, coach Rick Nese helped the Penn-Trafford girls soccer team become a contender in the WPIAL. He will now look to find similar results ...
Laffoon, Vecchio provide valuable passing attach for Penn-Trafford
By Nathan Smith
It is debatable which WPIAL team has the best quarterback-receiver duo. But Penn-Trafford has a pretty good case to be No. 1. Senior Brett Laffoon is Class ...
Semifinal trip won’t be enough for Penn-Trafford football
By Nathan Smith
For two straight seasons, the Penn-Trafford football team has finished in the final four of the WPIAL. This season, that won’t be enough. The Warriors recorded back ...
HSFB preview by position: Defensive linemen show unique brand of athleticism
By Chris Harlan
For around 25 yards, Rashad Wheeler ran like a running back, albeit a 6-foot-4, 285-pound back. The Central Catholic defensive lineman scooped the football from ...
HSFB preview by position: Prolific pass-catchers return at wide receiver
By Chris Harlan
One of the best wideouts in the WPIAL might become only a part-time receiver this season. Clairton’s Aaron Mathews will move to quarterback a year ...
Penn-Trafford golf teams looking for big seasons
By Nathan Smith
Returning players have Penn-Trafford girls and boys golf coaches looking for big seasons. The boys team returns four players, three of whom saw some postseason individual ...
Gorman: Laffoon a pro-style QB
By Kevin Gorman
Like most high school quarterbacks, Penn-Trafford senior Brett Laffoon spent the summer throwing footballs. Like few others, his receivers were NFL players and alums. Laffoon ...
HSFB preview by position: QBs trying to replace record-setters
By Chris Harlan
WPIAL quarterbacks experienced a record-setting season a year ago. The state witnessed the first high school passer to reach 11,000 career yards and another who ...
Penn-Trafford receiver Vecchio excited about RMU commitment
By Nathan Smith
As the top returning wide receiver in Class AAAA in the WPIAL, a lot of eyes will be on Penn-Trafford senior Tim Vecchio. Apparently the staff ...
Penn-Trafford passing attack adds weapons
By Paul Schofield
When opposing teams prepare for Penn-Trafford’s offense this football season, more than likely their focus will be on stopping senior wide receiver Tim Vecchio. And for ...
WPIAL standouts competing at USA Diving Junior and Senior Nationals
By Karen Price
Three current WPIAL diving champions, one former champ and several potential future winners are among a contingent of Western Pennsylvania athletes competing at the USA ...
Penn-Trafford wins third straight WCCA 7-on-7 title
By Jason Black
With the start of football camp just a month away, teams are gearing up by taking part in various 7-on-7 tournaments throughout the area. Thursday was ...
Penn-Trafford’s Aunkst, Jeannette’s Batts named Greensburg Tribune-Review Athletes of the Year
By Paul Schofield
Penn-Trafford senior Casey Aunkst and Jeannette senior Julian Batts have been selected as the Greensburg Tribune-Review Athletes of the Year. Casey Aunkst Penn-Trafford ...
Young Penn-Trafford girls basketball team using summer league to improve
By Nathan Smith
There is a youth movement going through the Penn-Trafford girls basketball program. After losing four seniors to graduation, the Warriors will now rely on a group ...
New coach excited to get started with Penn-Trafford boys basketball
By Nathan Smith
There is no denying that Jim Rocco has a solid resume – he guided Penn Hills to 257 wins, two WPIAL titles and a PIAA crown. He will look to build the same success at Penn-Trafford. After being named the new head coach of the Penn-Trafford boys basketball team last month, Rocco ...
Fawcett returns to coach Penn-Trafford girls soccer team
By Nathan Smith
Former Penn-Trafford standout returning to coach girls soccer team ...
Penn-Trafford athletic trainer Cooper receives national honor
By Nathan Smith
Penn-Trafford athletic trainer Larry Cooper’s list of honors is one of an distinguished veteran. But now he can say he is the best. The 33-year veteran was ...
Penn-Trafford volleyball finds success in rebuilding year
By Nathan Smith
The Penn-Trafford boys volleyball team had two very different experiences in its two WPIAL Class AAA playoff games. The Warriors handled Peters Township, 3-0, on their ...
Penn-Trafford softball finishes season in WPIAL quarterfinals
By Alex Oltmanns
After winning a playoff game in each of the last three seasons, along with claiming the Section 1-AAAA title last year for the first time ...
Penn-Trafford sprinter Aunkst headed to states
By Nathan Smith
While some freshmen might crack under the pressure of the WPIAL track and field championships, Penn-Trafford’s Mackenzie Aunkst shined. Aunkst finished second in the 200-meter dash ...
Penn-Trafford’s Darby reaches states in 100-meter dash
By Nathan Smith
When Colin Darby stepped on the track at Baldwin for the WPIAL Class AAA track and field championships, he was focused on reaching the goal ...
Small ball helps No. 5 Penn-Trafford advance to WPIAL quarterfinals
By Jerin Steele
After seeing her team leave the bases loaded in the first inning, Penn-Trafford softball coach Monica Cox decided the Warriors should try and play small ...
Penn-Trafford boys lacrosse finishes season storng
By Alex Oltmanns
After concluding its season over the weekend, the Penn-Trafford boys lacrosse team finished with a 7-7 record for the second straight season. But after a further look, it’s evident that the 2015 team’s .500 record was a major improvement from the season prior, no matter what the standings show. After adding ...
Norwin volleyball ends Penn-Trafford’s section title hopes
By Nathan Smith
All that separated the Penn-Trafford boys volleyball team from a section title was one game. Unfortunately that game was against rival Norwin. The Knights went onto Penn-Trafford’s ...
4 Penn-Trafford athletes set to continue careers in college
By Nathan Smith
Four Penn-Trafford seniors have made the commitment to continue their athletic careers after graduation at the next level. Michael Bertoni will continue diving at Clarion University. ...

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