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Canon-McMillan rebuilding under new coach

By Alex Oltmanns
After going winless last season and compiling just three wins since the 2010 campaign, Canon-McMillan first-year coach Mike Evans is tasked with turning around the ...
Canon-McMillan tennis player Gladden uses summer work to improve
By Karen Kadilak
Christopher Gladden of Cecil is adding gym time to court time to improve his standing as one of the nation’s top junior tennis players. Gladden, 17, ...
Trinity’s Gray named Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Softball Player of the Year
By Karen Price
Player of the Year Olivia Gray Trinity, SENIOR, shortstop Four-year starter Olivia Gray was accustomed to batting leadoff and collecting hits like they were ...
Mt. Lebanon, Hampton capture WPIAL boys lacrosse titles
By Jerry Clark and Chris Harlan
For the fourth time in seven years, Mt. Lebanon is WPIAL champ. Blue Devils junior Dan Lee scored the winner with 6 seconds left ...
WPIAL players take control of early rounds at PIAA tennis tournament
By Jeff Dewees
HERSHEY — Friday’s opening-round action in the PIAA singles and doubles tennis tournament proved successful for WPIAL players. The WPIAL placed three of the final four entrants in the Class AAA singles tournament and the same number in doubles. It has continued the trend of recent seasons in wrestling control away ...
WPIAL powers Mt. Lebanon, NA to meet for boys lacrosse title
By Bill Hartlep
As WPIAL boys lacrosse powers, North Allegheny and Mt. Lebanon have engaged in their share of heated matchups. The top two seeds in this year’s WPIAL Division I tournament will meet in the championship game at 8 p.m. Friday at Highmark Stadium, and fans can expect another close contest. The past ...
North Allegheny softball team turns tables on Canon-Mac
By Karen Price
The North Allegheny softball team was all too familiar with what it felt like to lose in the playoffs to Canon-McMillan, having done it three times in the past two years. On Tuesday, it was the Tigers’ turn to experience the flip side. They defeated the Big Macs, 6-3, in ...
Breaking down the 2015 WPIAL softball playoffs
By Bill Hartlep
A preview of the 2015 WPIAL softball playoffs: CLASS AAAA Defending champion: Shaler The favorite: Hempfield topped No. 2 seed North Allegheny, 7-0, Wednesday night ...
HS highlight reel: Familiar teams to compete for track titles
By Tribune-Review 10:19 p.m.
Monday’s WPIAL team track and field championships will feature some familiar teams. On the boys side, two-time reigning Class AAA champ North Allegheny will try for a three-peat, while recent champs Hempfield, Canon-McMillan and Butler also will compete. The group has combined to win the past nine titles. In Class AA, ...
HS highlight reel: Baseball coaches to honor Canon-Mac’s Blanock
By Tribune-Review 2:04 a.m.
The WPIAL Baseball Coaches Association has selected Canon-McMillan senior Luke Blanock as its seventh annual John Challis Memorial Award recipient. Blanock underwent chemo and radiation treatment in 2014 after being diagnosed with Ewings Sarcoma. He returned to play basketball this past winter and is on the Big Macs baseball team. ...
Latrobe’s Kissell, Carlynton’s Phillips capture WPIAL singles titles in tennis
By Nathan Smith
Chad Kissell felt destined to win a WPIAL championship. The Latrobe senior is part of a family tennis dynasty. Older sisters Michaela, Joelle and Stacia all ...
Gorman: ‘He doesn’t want to be the kid with cancer’
By Kevin Gorman
Luke Blanock had reached his pitch count after four innings, so Canon-McMillan’s pitching coach told the Big Macs manager to use a reliever. Frank Zebrasky ...
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Canon-McMillan’s Austin Tonkovich, Vincentian’s Alexiss Griggs
By Brian Graham
Austin Tonkovich School: Canon-McMillan Year: Senior Sport: Hockey Claim to fame: The Big Macs’ captain scored the first goal in a 4-0 win over Butler ...
Pennsylvania Cup roundup: 3rd-period collapse costs Mars state hockey title
By Matt Grubba
UNIVERSITY PARK — Mars grabbed the third-period lead it wanted, but the Planets couldn’t make it hold up. Four goals in the final 12 minutes gave defending champ Bayard Rustin a 5-2, come-from-behind win over Mars in the Pennsylvania Cup Class A hockey final Saturday at Penn State’s Pegula Ice Arena. The ...
Football field unsafe at Canon-McMillan
By Bill Hartlep
Canon-McMillan’s football field is closed until school officials and engineers determine it is again safe to play on. HHSDR Architects-Engineers inspected the field Tuesday and found that bumps in the turf have made it unusable and unsafe. “The conditions aren’t safe for anyone to be on it,” athletic director Frank Vulcano said. There ...
Canon-Mac, Cathedral Prep, Mars face tall tasks Saturday against Flyers Cup champs
By Joe Sager
The quest for the Cup continues for three PIHL teams. Mars, Erie Cathedral Prep and Canon-McMillan won Penguins Cup titles last Saturday. However, they have one ...
PIHL championship roundup: Canon-McMillan blanks Butler for Class AAA title
By Matt Grubba and Gary Horvath
It didn’t take long for Canon-McMillan’s Austin Czartorsky to break open a defensive struggle. Czartorsky’s two second-period goals, just 10 seconds apart, helped give Canon-McMillan the ...
PIHL Penguins Cup finals preview: Butler chasing 1st title
By Bill Hartlep
Winning the program’s first playoff game since 2004 was nice accomplishment for members of the Butler hockey team. They celebrated the feat after defeating third-seeded ...
Diabetes doesn’t slow down WPIAL wrestling duo headed for states
By Paul Schofield
When Belle Vernon sophomore Jarod Verkleeren and Canon-McMillan junior Micah Kusturiss step on the mat Thursday at Giant Center in Hershey for the PIAA Class ...
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 ...
PIHL All-Star roundup: Canon-McMillan players shine in Class AAA showcase
By George Guido  and Andrew John
Canon-McMillan has been one of the hottest teams recently in the PIHL, winning its past four games to get back into the Class AAA race. ...
Canon-Mac faces tough tests with 100-match section streak on line
By Bill West
Most of Canon-McMillan’s current wrestlers wore Onesies rather than Spandex singlets the last time the Big Macs lost a section match. They realize they’re the guardians ...
Canon-McMillan to host Class AA Southwest Regional
By Paul Schofield
The PIAA announced Tuesday that the PIAA Class AA Southwest Regional wrestling tournament will be held at Canon-McMillan High School on Feb. 27-28. A scheduling conflict at IUP forced the move. The PIAA previously held the event for Districts 5, 6 and 7 at the Cambria County War Memorial. It also ...
HS highlight reel: Weekend wrestling tourneys on tap
By Bill West
Friday and Saturday will offer three entertaining options for high school wrestling fans. The 18-team Westmoreland County Coaches Association tournament will be held at Franklin Regional, with Saturday’s finals around 7 p.m. The 22-team Tri-County tournament will be held at Ringgold. The finals will be around 2:30 p.m. Saturday. And the 13-team ...
Peters Township’s Mastrangelo twins, Canon-Mac’s Murphy named Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Soccer Players of the Year
By Bill West
Peters Township’s Mario and Nicco Mastrangelo have been selected as the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review’s Co-Boys Soccer Players of the Year, while Canon-McMillan’s Kyra Murphy is the ...

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