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Penn-Trafford’s Lonero commits to Bethany for baseball

By Nathan Smith
For Penn-Trafford senior baseball player Josh Lonero, no school could match how comfortable he was when he was on Bethany’s campus. “I love the coaching staff and the facilities,” Lonero said. “With it being a Division III school, I had to look at the academic side of it. The student ...
Penn-Trafford stunned by streaking Penn Hills
By Nathan Smith
The Penn-Trafford girls basketball team needed a buzzer beater to escape the opening round of the WPIAL Class AAAA playoffs It wouldn’t have the same luck ...
No. 1 Penn-Trafford girls escape scare on buzzer-beater
By Paul Schofield
Penn-Trafford girls basketball coach John Giannikas told everyone at the WPIAL pairings meeting last week that Seneca Valley wasn’t a No. 16 seed. He was right. ...
Several big rematches are likely for WPIAL Class AAA postseason
By Bill West
About a month ago, Hempfield senior Sam Krivus and Penn-Trafford sophomore Cameron Coy ceased training together when they crossed paths at Young Guns Wrestling Club ...
Penn-Trafford's Babik swimming for a trip to state meet
By Alex Oltmanns
While he might be racing in the same pool as several other swimmers in the upcoming WPIAL championships on Feb. 20-21, Noah Babik will really just be competing against himself. Preparing to compete in the 100-yard breaststroke, 200 IM, medley relay and 200 free relay, the Penn-Trafford junior is hoping to ...
Chartiers Valley’s Lohman captures 4th WPIAL diving title
By Karen Price
In her quest for a fourth and final WPIAL diving title, Chartiers Valley’s Maria Lohman was without equal at Monday’s Class AAA championship at North ...
8 Penn-Trafford athletes sign letters of intent
By Nathan Smith
The success of the Penn-Trafford athletic programs was on display last week as eight seniors signed their letters of intent to continuing playing their playing ...
Penn-Trafford girls basketball claims Section 1-AAAA title
By Nathan Smith
It is hard to argue there has been a better girls basketball team than Penn-Trafford over the last 20 games. The Warriors ended its season on ...
Penn-Trafford girls awarded No. 1 seed
By Paul Schofield
Penn-Trafford’s girls basketball team surprised many last season by winning the WPIAL Class AAAA title as the No. 7 seed. The Warriors (21-1) won’t be sneaking ...
Hempfield boys swim team claims WCCA title by winning final event
By Nathan Smith
Only three points separated Franklin Regional, Hempfield and Penn-Trafford in the boys standings of the Westmoreland County Coaches Association swimming championships heading into the final ...
Penn-Trafford boosts playoff hopes with win at Connellsville
By Jason Black
The Connellsville boys basketball team had a chance to clinch a playoff berth in Friday’s Section 1-AAAA senior night showdown with visiting Penn-Trafford. But when ...
Connellsville girls fall short against Penn-Trafford
By Jason Black
In their last home game of the season, the members of the Connellsville girls basketball team gave the home fans plenty to cheer about during ...
HS highlight reel: PIAA approves Clairton sanctions
By Tribune-Review
Clairton football coach Wayne Wade will miss one game next season and his team will be on probation for a year as part of a punishment approved by the PIAA Board of Directors on Wednesday. As proposed by the school district, Wade will be suspended for the first game after ...
Penn-Trafford’s Chishko looking to end freshman season strong
By Kevin Ritchart
Job Chishko is a finisher. Penn-Trafford’s freshman 106-pounder has put his ability to finish on display just about every time he’s hit the mat this ...
Penn-Trafford girls continue to improve late in season
By Kevin Ritchart
As the 2014-15 season hits the stretch run, the Penn-Trafford girls basketball team is firing on all cylinders. But despite suffering just one loss in ...
Penn-Trafford long snapper commits to Navy
By Nathan Smith
Michael Pifer’s skills as a long snapper were not overlooked by major football programs. Penn State, Pitt and West Virginia all offered the Penn-Trafford senior a ...
Penn-Trafford competitive spirit squad qualifies for states
By Nathan Smith
Ask the members of the Penn-Trafford competitive spirit squad and they will tell you what they do is more than a past time. It may ...
Greensburg athletes of the week: Southmoreland’s Cole Lambie, Penn-Trafford’s Casey Aunkst
By Andrew John
Cole Lambie School: Southmoreland Sport: Wrestling Year: Junior Claim to fame: Lambie (20-6) captured the 113-pound title at the Burgettstown Invitational after a 12-3 decision ...
HS highlight reel: Hoops for a Cure set this weekend
By Tribune-Review
There will be a pair of Hoops for a Cure basketball tournaments this weekend. The Rumble Up North at North Allegheny is Saturday and will feature two girls games — South Park vs. Vincentian at 2:30 p.m. and Hampton vs. NA at 7 — and three boys games, Upper St. ...
Penn-Trafford junior diver Ference continues to improve
By Alex Oltmanns
Joe Ference ended last season’s WPIAL Diving Championships standing in third place on the winners podium. Now, with the district diving championships approaching next month, Ference is looking to climb to the top of that same podium. With an offseason to commit to his technique and strength, the Penn-Trafford junior is trying ...
Penn-Trafford hockey looking to add to the win column
By Nathan Smith
The Penn-Trafford hockey team started the 2015 portion of its schedule right. The Warriors traveled to the Pegula Ice Arena to take on State College ...
Austin leads Penn-Trafford wrestling to 5th-place finish at Westmoreland tourney
By Nathan Smith
For the first time in his wrestling career, Devin Austin can say he is the best in Westmoreland County. The Penn-Trafford senior won the 160-pound tournament ...
Franklin Regional rallies from 3rd place to earn WCCA tournament title
By Paul Schofield
Franklin Regional needed to be perfect and then some to win its third consecutive Westmoreland County Coaches Association wrestling tournament title. The Panthers got the ...
Penn-Trafford wrestling competes hard at Powerade
By Nathan Smith
With several Penn-Trafford wrestlers having aspirations of the state tournament on their mind, the Warriors got a taste of what it will take to succeed ...
Highlight reel: WPIAL teams rank high in state hoops
By Tribune-Review
The latest Pennlive.com state basketball rankings were released Monday. On the girls side, the WPIAL is represented by No. 3 Penn-Trafford (9-1), No. 5 North Allegheny (7-2) and No. 9 Mt. Lebanon (6-2) in Class AAAA; No. 1 Blackhawk (8-3) in Class AAA; No. 2 Burrell (9-1), No. 4 Seton-La ...

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