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HS wrestling notebook: Trio of champs out for WCCA tournament

By Paul Schofield
There are three returning Westmoreland County Coaches’ Association champions who won’t be competing in the 63rd annual wrestling tournament beginning Friday at Franklin Regional. Franklin Regional juniors Spencer Lee, a two-time champion, and Gus Solomon, as well as Belle Vernon senior Austin Bell were forced out with injuries. Lee is ...
Laurel Highlands routs Albert Gallatin, clinches playoff spot
By Dave Stofcheck
Laurel Highlands punched its ticket into the WPIAL postseason Friday night with a 60-28 Big 10 Conference victory over Albert Gallatin. The Mustangs (5-4, 5-4) have qualified for the playoffs in three of coach Zack Just’s five seasons, but the win over the Colonials gives LH a winning regular-season record for ...
Gorman: Teams searching for first win
By Kevin Gorman
They didn’t circle this date on the calendar before the season, but four WPIAL football teams realize it might be their best — and only — chance at getting one in the win column. There are 13 teams in the WPIAL that are winless entering Week 8. There should be ...
Elizabeth Forward shuts out Albert Gallatin
By Tribune-Review
Conor Hinchey rushed for 209 yards and two touchdowns, and Zachary Budde added 173 yards and another score as Elizabeth Forward shut out Albert Gallatin, 28-0, in a Big 10 game Friday night. Steve Mayernik also scored on a 1-yard run for EF (1-1, 1-1). ...
Albert Gallatin looks to reshape program
By Andrew John
Last season, the Albert Gallatin Colonials were snake-bitten by injuries to key players and a lack of confidence after early-season losses. It was a campaign ...
Albert Gallatin softball’s Walls bounces back after temporary paralysis
By Les Harvath
To casual observers who watched the Albert Gallatin-Greater Latrobe girls softball game this past season, a pair of remarkable diving catches by Lady Colonials senior ...
Connellsville girls softball team shuts out Albert Gallatin
By Jason Black
After the Connellsville girls softball team was eliminated from playoff contention, coach Felicia Domasky instituted a new set of goals for the team as it ...
Connellsville senior Connell makes most of his chance, helps beat Albert Gallatin
By Jason Black
Under less than ideal circumstances, the Connellsville boys basketball team may have found a major weapon to use for the rest of the season. Playing without ...
Connellsville girls basketball team routs Albert Gallatin, 62-9
By Jason Black
The Connellsville girls basketball team hopes to make a strong push for a playoff spot in Section 1-AAAA. To do that, the Falcons have to ...
Gorman: Billy Holt’s big moment for Albert Gallatin
By Kevin Gorman
Billy Holt lined up at fullback, and the 6-foot-1, 350-pound senior took the handoff and scored a two-point conversion for the final points of Albert Gallatin’s winless season. It was a memorable moment in an otherwise forgettable season, one that drew more than a few tears — especially from Holt’s ...
Laurel Highlands clinches playoff berth with 49-21 victory over Albert Gallatin
By Dave Stofcheck
By the time its band took the field at halftime Friday, Laurel Highlands was on its way to the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs. Needing a win to enter the postseason, the Mustangs swamped host Albert Gallatin from the start in a 49-21  Big 9 Conference victory. Laurel Highlands (4-5, 4-4) will find ...
Connellsville boys soccer closes in on winning season, playoff spot
By Jason Black
Connellsville’s boys soccer team never has had a winning season nor has it ever qualified for the WPIAL playoffs. The Falcons took a huge step ...
Elizabeth Forward romps past Albert Gallatin, 39-20
By David Whipkey
For most, if not all coaches, correcting mistakes always comes easier after a victory. Elizabeth Forward coach Mike LeDonne got his wish Friday night after the hosts fought off Albert Gallatin, 39-20, and their Big Nine record at 1-1. “We had a lot of mistakes tonight, last week and in the ...
Albert Gallatin continues to improve under Embacher
By Kevin Lohman
Under first-year head coach Joe Embacher, Albert Gallatin won more games last season (two) than it had in the previous three seasons combined (one). The ...
Belle Vernon golfer Lubriani wins Fayette County tournament
By Staff Reports
Many area golf teams officially started the 2014 season by participating in the annual Fayette County Coaches Association Tournament on Friday at Uniontown’s Duck Hollow Golf Club. The top 10 finishers earned all-county honors for the  18-hole event. Leading the field was Belle Vernon’s Mike Lubriani, who finished with a 1-over-par ...
Connellsville ends season with win over Albert Gallatin
By Jason Black
The Connellsville boys basketball team may not have reached its goal of qualifying for the WPIAL playoffs this season, but the Falcons did go out ...
Albert Gallatin girls rally past Connellsville
By Jason Black
For most of Thursday night, Albert Gallatin was forced to play catch-up. However, a huge fourth-quarter effort by Taylor Spence allowed the visiting Colonials to ...
Norwin girls rout Albert Gallatin to stay in section hunt
By Dave Mackall 11:20 p.m.
The WPIAL Section 1-AAAA girls basketball race is becoming a wild one, and Norwin is in the thick of the madness. Sophomore guard Alayna Gribble scored 29 points, and the Knights raced to a 86-51 victory over visiting Albert Gallatin on Wednesday night, moving them within 11⁄2 games of first-place Penn-Trafford. Norwin ...
Connellsville wrestling picks up 1st win of season
By Jason Black
The high school wrestling season is about progression, and the Connellsville and Albert Gallatin coaches saw improvement in their grapplers in the Section 2-AAA ...
Connellsville makes strides, picking up wins
By Jason Black
The cross country season is a progression. The runners are constantly striving for personal bests and hope to be running in peak form for the ...
Connellsville’s depth on display in win over Albert Gallatin
By Jason Black
At the beginning of the season, Connellsville coach Casey O’Brien surveyed his roster and was thrilled with the overall depth the Falcons possessed. On Tuesday, that ...
Albert Gallatin built on experience on both sides of ball
By Ed Phillipps
Despite back-to-back winless seasons, there is optimism surrounding the Albert Gallatin football team. That’s because the Colonials are stacked with returning starters on both sides ...
Connellsville puts it all together to defeat Albert Gallatin
By Jason Black
Although the Connellsville baseball team did not qualify for the WPIAL playoffs, the Falcons still have goals during the final week of the regular season. Perhaps ...
Connellsville snaps 8-game losing streak
By Jason Black
Although the Connellsville boys basketball team has endured a tough season, the Falcons have shown flashes of potential, which could lead to a promising future. On Tuesday, Connellsville played one of its best games of the season and led from start to finish in a 65-36 win over visiting Albert ...
Connellsville girls basketball team bows to Albert Gallatin
By Jason Black
After beating Laurel Highlands, 53-34, last week for its first Section 1-AAAA win of the season, the Connellsville girls basketball team had hoped to ride ...
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