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H.S. Picks hunting for perfect costume

By H.s. Picks
This is the best time of the year for H.S. Picks, the Tribune-Review’s high school football prognosticator. Picks loves Halloween, and he’s been busy deciding what costume he’s going to wear Friday for the first round of the WPIAL playoffs. Picks, who is trying to avoid candy this holiday, was …
Penn-Trafford boys have ‘enjoyable’ season of improvement
By Alex Oltmanns
After missing the playoffs each of the previous two seasons, not only did the Penn-Trafford boys soccer team qualify for the postseason in 2014, but …
Seneca Valley girls soccer team tops Penn-Trafford in shootout for 3rd straight WPIAL final berth
By Ray Judy
The Seneca Valley girls soccer team is headed back to the WPIAL championship. The top-seeded Raiders needed penalty kicks to eliminate Penn-Trafford, 2-1, in a …
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 …
Pine-Richland earns some respect as No. 1 seed in Class AAAA
By Chris Harlan
In its search for WPIAL respect, Pine-Richland received the ultimate compliment. “We’re the team to beat,” said Pine-Richland coach Eric Kasperowicz, whose team was awarded …
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. …
Penn-Trafford’s Mastrogiacomo scores in OT to secure win
By Nathan Smith
For the second time this postseason, Penn-Trafford needed late-game heroics from Maggie Mastrogiacomo to stay alive. Just four days after recording the tying goal in …
Offensive line powering Penn-Trafford offense
By Nathan Smith
There are several reasons why the Penn-Trafford offense is one of the best in Class AAA and averaging 40 points per game – behind only …
Phelps a leader for Penn-Trafford hockey
By Alex Oltmanns
He may not wear a letter on his jersey, but according to Penn-Trafford hockey coach Brian Lehneke, senior goalie Eric Phelps is an unquestioned team …
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 …
Penn-Trafford girls soccer gets first playoff win since 2011
By Nathan Smith
It was a dream-like 24 hours for Casey Aunkst. The Penn-Trafford senior kicked a 24-yard field during the football team’s 17-10 win over Plum on …
HS highlight reel: Quite a weekend for Penn-Traffod’s Aunkst
By Tribune-Review
Friday night started normal for Casey Aunkst, when she booted a 24-yard field goal. She then added a second-quarter extra point, her 38th this season. Again, nothing out of the ordinary. Then her weekend got a little more interesting when she was named the homecoming queen at halftime, alongside homecoming …
Penn-Trafford holds off Plum, earns share of conference title
By Les Harvath
Even though Quad East opponents Penn-Trafford and Plum already had clinched playoff berths, a conference title and playoff seedings were on the line Friday night when the teams met at Warrior Stadium. No. 3 Penn Trafford (8-0, 7-0) clinched at least a share of the conference crown, eking out a …
Penn-Trafford hockey returns to the ice
By Nathan Smith
Coming off an appearance in the AAA Penguins Cup semifinals, the Penn-Trafford hockey team is going through some rebuilding after losing six of its top …
Penn-Trafford runs hard at WCCA races
By Alex Oltmanns
Despite having primarily inexperienced rosters this year, the Penn-Trafford cross country teams put together a set of impressive performances at the Westmoreland County Coaches Association meet on Thursday. With a fifth place finish for the girls team (146 points) and an eighth place performance from the boys (221), boys head …
Penn-Trafford prepares for defensive-minded Plum
By Nathan Smith
After struggling to pull away from Hempfield in a 35-21 win in Week 6, Penn-Trafford football coach John Ruane wanted to see his defense come out strong against Shaler. It was up for the challenge. The Warriors defense held the Titans to a field goal in a 63-3 nonconference shellacking …
H.S. Picks hungry for more victories
By H.s. Picks
Whatever H.S. Picks ate before picking his games in Week 6 seemed to work, and that success continued in Week 7 as the Tribune-Review’s high school football guru posted his second consecutive 37-3 week. Now he has other high school football prognosticators calling him and texting him about what he …
Penn-Trafford AD Hetrick honored by East Boros Hall nod
By Doug Gulasy
Kerry Hetrick knew about the The Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame, East Boros Chapter, when he was growing up in North Braddock. He never imagined …
Rebuilt defense a strength for Penn-Trafford field hockey
By Alex Oltmanns
Entering this season, the Penn-Trafford field hockey team returned its entire set of starting forwards from 2013 while placing an entirely new defensive unit and goaltender into the starting lineup. While that might typically lend itself to an unbalanced roster with a struggling defense, that scenario has been far from …
Unbeaten Penn-Trafford boys soccer bound for postseason
By Nathan Smith
For the first time in their high school careers, the 11 seniors from the Penn-Trafford boys soccer team will get a taste of the WPIAL …
Penn-Trafford eases past Hempfield
By Paul Schofield
If No. 3 Penn-Trafford wants to make noise in the upcoming WPIAL Class AAAA playoffs, it has some things to clean up by season’s end. …
Ground attack helping to keep Penn-Trafford offense rolling
By Nathan Smith
Penn-Trafford’s remaining four opponents should be warned – once the Warriors ground game gets into gear, it is hard to stop. “We are very confident …
Rotation of keepers has Penn-Trafford girls off to 10-1 start with 7 shutouts
By Alex Oltmanns
Entering the season without a goalkeeper equipped with any real varsity experience, the Penn-Trafford girls soccer team was unsure of what to expect out of …
Roche making impact with Penn-Trafford volleyball
By Alex Oltmanns
Stepping in to fill the void left by a four-year starter is certainly never easy, but senior setter Kelsey Roche has certainly made a positive impression in her first year in the starting lineup for the Penn-Trafford girls volleyball team. According to Warriors coach Jim Schall, Roche has always been …
Laffoon maturing in 2nd season as Penn-Trafford quarterback
By Nathan Smith
Penn-Trafford football coach John Ruane said quarterback Brett Laffoon didn’t make many mistakes when he debuted as a sophomore last season. “But he learned from …

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