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Team effort pushes Penn-Trafford past Kiski Area

By Doug Gulasy 5:41 p.m.
Penn-Trafford coach John Ruane talked during the preseason about the impact his team’s skill players — including a few unknowns — could make. On Friday …
Penn-Trafford volleyball sets sights high
By Doug Gulasy
The Penn-Trafford girls volleyball team had a successful 2013 season, qualifying for the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs for the eighth straight season and winning a …
Penn-Trafford boys soccer aiming for playoffs
By Doug Gulasy
The Penn-Trafford boys soccer team came agonizingly close to making it back to the WPIAL playoffs last season before ultimately falling short. Heading into 2014, …
Playoff loss motivates Penn-Trafford girls soccer team
By Doug Gulasy
The Penn-Trafford girls soccer team closed all of its practices the same way during the first week of preseason camp: with penalty kicks. After the …
Penn-Trafford girls tennis hopes to shake off slow start
By Doug Gulasy
The Penn-Trafford girls tennis team’s bid for its seventh straight WPIAL playoff appearance got off to a rocky start, but the Warriors believe the rest …
Experienced players hope to lead Penn-Trafford to title
By Doug Gulasy
Penn-Trafford saw up close what a championship-caliber team looks like in a 49-10 loss to Central Catholic in the WPIAL Class AAAA semifinals last season. …
Now in 5th season, Ruane, team building winning tradition at Penn-Trafford
By Jason Mackey
On a rainy Monday morning last month, more than 60 players gathered for summer workouts at Penn-Trafford’s Warrior Stadium. Yet it was the appearance of …
Class AAAA breakdown: Trio of contenders could challenge perennial powers Woodland Hills, Central Catholic
By Kevin Gorman
When asked who should be atop the WPIAL Class AAAA rankings, without hesitation several coaches mentioned Central Catholic and Woodland Hills in the same breath …
P-T’s Dudiak wins awards at camp
By Tribune-Review
Penn-Trafford senior basketball player Gregor Dudiak took home a pair of awards at last month’s Keystone State Basketball Camp at Slippery Rock University. Dudiak, a …
Defending champion Penn-Trafford looking for three-peat
By Doug Gulasy
For the second straight season, the Penn-Trafford girls golf team enters matches with a target on its back because of its status as the defending …
Penn-Trafford boys golf hoping to compete in section
By Doug Gulasy
The Penn-Trafford boys golf team stayed competitive last season, finishing with a .500 record in section play. With two full-time starters and two-part time starters coming back, the Warriors hope to compete for a WPIAL playoff spot in 2014. Penn-Trafford opened its season Monday afternoon with a 188-205 loss to …
Penn-Trafford football has championship expectations
By Doug Gulasy
Penn-Trafford football players know all about the high expectations outsiders have for their team this season. In many ways, those expectations match their own. One …
New faces abound on Penn-Trafford cross country team
By Doug Gulasy
Penn-Trafford cross country coaches Paul Conrad and Patty Arzenti saw a lot of new faces at their first team workouts this summer. With more than …
HSFB preview by position: Transition to defensive line no easy task
By Chris Harlan
Tyler Hudanick’s future could be offense. The Seneca Valley senior has shown an ability to block, and his 6-foot-5, 290-pound frame certainly makes him big …
HSFB preview by position: Touches tough to come by for elite receivers
By Chris Harlan
one of the best receivers in the WPIAL had just 11 catches last season. Clairton’s Aaron Mathews, a talented 6-foot-5 junior, was in the backfield …
Penn-Trafford graduate Kajder inducted into Allegheny Hall of Fame
By Doug Gulasy
Vicki Kajder knew she had a strong volleyball career at Allegheny College, but she still wasn’t expecting the letter she received this spring telling her …
Penn-Trafford field hockey team motivated after missing playoffs in 2013
By Doug Gulasy
After winning the WPIAL championship in 2011 and finishing as the runner-up in 2012, the Penn-Trafford field hockey team found itself in an unfamiliar spot …
ACL injuries a growing problem for high school athletes
By Doug Gulasy
Angelina Gambino’s potential moment of triumph turned into one of pain instead. While participating in the floor exercise during her gymnastics club’s “parents watch day,” …
Penn-Trafford players to rejoin Allegheny Pirates
By Doug Gulasy
Penn-Trafford baseball players Shane Churma and Scott Koscho enjoyed their time playing for the Allegheny Pirates travel team last fall enough to come back for …
Penn-Trafford track and field athletes ready for national championships
By Doug Gulasy
Abby Lake participated in summer track and field competitions with the Greensburg YMCA last summer, but she missed out on qualifying for the top meet …
Franklin Regional, Norwin, Penn-Trafford compete at annual WCCA 7-on-7 tournament
By Doug Gulasy
The hitting won’t begin until preseason camp begins Aug. 11, but local football teams are preparing for the upcoming season in any way they can. …
Penn-Trafford wins WCCA 7 on 7 tournament title
By Andrew Erickson
Murrysville has been kind to Penn-Trafford quarterback Brett Laffoon. He has led his team to two tournament victories at the Westmoreland County Coaches Association seven-on-seven …
Stanford honing his game in Summer Pro-Am League
By Doug Gulasy
Corey Stanford remembers attending Pittsburgh Basketball Club Summer Pro-Am League games with his father when he was younger and seeing star players from the University …
Penn-Trafford golfer Conner making progress in summer series
By Doug Gulasy
Penn-Trafford golfer Amanda Conner knows golf is a game that needs constant practice for improvement, and she’s spending plenty of time on the course trying …
Penn-Trafford trainer Cooper inducted into Hall of Fame
By Doug Gulasy
Larry Cooper received two of the the three major awards offered by the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society in his more than 20 years as a …

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