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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 ...
Gorman: Canon-McMillan’s Blanock stands #LukeStrong
By Kevin Gorman
Luke Blanock had the floor. What the Canon-McMillan senior really wanted was to finally take the court. Speaking slowly and softly, Blanock urged the ...
High school notebook: All-state soccer teams announced
By Staff Reports
The Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches Association announced its all-state teams, and several players from the WPIAL and City League were recognized. For the boys, 12 players were honored, including the state’s player of the year, Abe Kouyate from Obama Academy. The Penn State recruit and Upper St. Clair’s Robbie Mertz (Michigan) ...
Central Bucks West defeats Canon-McMillan in overtime to claim PIAA Class AAA girls soccer crown
By Bill West
HERSHEY — Canon-McMillan girls soccer coach David Derrico doubted his players broke rules each time officials called fouls Saturday in the PIAA Class AAA championship ...
Previewing the PIAA soccer championships
By Bill West
CLASS AAA BOYS Peters Township vs. Great Valley When: 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Hersheypark Stadium Records: PT: 21-2; GV: 19-5-2 How they got here: WPIAL champ ...
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Sewickley Academy’s Matt Teitelbaum, Canon-McMillan’s Allison Oddi
By Brian Graham
Matt Teitelbaum School: Sewickley Academy Year: Junior Sport: Soccer Claim to fame: Teitelbaum scored both of the Panthers’ goals, including the game-winner with 18 minutes left in the ...
PIAA soccer playoffs offer shot at redemption or continued success
By Bill West
Peters Township boys soccer coach Bob Dyer savored his team’s 5-1 win over Upper St. Clair in the WPIAL Class AAA finals Friday just like ...
Seneca Valley girls defend WPIAL Class AAA soccer title
By Bill West
Seneca Valley senior defender Alicia Hart speculated Friday night about the lucky quality of the corner that sits closer to the city in the eastern ...
Trib Cup: Canon-McMillan girls ready for Halloween at Highmark
By Brian Graham
The Canon-McMillan girls soccer players will not have the opportunity to go door-to-door in Canonsburg and yell “trick or treat” Friday evening. Instead, the Big Macs’ players will be playing for a WPIAL Class AAA championship against Seneca Valley at 6 p.m. at Highmark Stadium in Station Square. “I don’t have ...
Previewing the WPIAL soccer championships
By Bill West
CLASS AAA BOYS No. 1 Upper St. Clair vs. No. 3 Peters Township When: 8:15 p.m. Friday Records: Upper St. Clair (19-0-1), Peters Township (17-2) How ...
Central Catholic boys seal spot in WPIAL semifinals
By Ray Judy
Central Catholic coach Claudio Morini has said his 2014 Vikings are one of the best teams he has coached. They lived up to the hype ...
Canon-McMillan girls increasingly effective at converting scoring chances
By Bill West
Canon-McMillan girls soccer coach David Derrico recounts with specificity the moments where his team squandered opportunities to stay unbeaten this season. There weren’t many for the ...

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