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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 …
HS highlight reel: Playoff rematches at ‘PIHL Premiere’
By Tribune-Review
A pair of playoff rematches featuring perennially strong teams Monday at Robert Morris University’s Island Sports Center highlights the “PIHL Premiere,” an inaugural event which opens the 2014-15 high school hockey season. Canon-McMillan and Seneca Valley will meet at 7:15 p.m. to follow up their first-round clash in the 2013-14 …
Canon-McMillan’s Waller, GCC’s Zambruno claim WPIAL girls golf titles
By Bill Beckner Jr.
The scary part is that this round could have been even better. Canon-McMillan senior Lauren Waller waltzed her way to a second consecutive WPIAL Class …
Fox Chapel downs Canon-McMillan
By Tribune-Review
Billy Urso threw for 196 yards and two touchdowns to lead Fox Chapel to a 34-12 victory over Canon-McMillan (0-5) in a WPIAL Class AAAA nonconference game Friday night. Carrington Vaughn added 120 rushing yards and two touchdowns for the Foxes (2-3). …
Gorman: Resigned to football fate
By Kevin Gorman
The only thing more surprising than watching a WPIAL coach walk away from a winless team in Week 4 is seeing it happen again the next week. Nine days after Mauro Monz resigned at Carlynton, Ron Coder did the same at Canon-McMillan. As if those two weren’t already going to …
Coder resigns as football coach at Canon-McMillan
By Kevin Gorman
For the second time in nine days, the coach of a winless WPIAL football team has resigned. Ron Coder, 60, who played at Penn State and five seasons in the NFL, resigned Tuesday at Canon-McMillan. “The parents there and the kids are awesome,” Coder said. “They’ve been very supportive of …
HS highlight reel: Vulcano named AD at Canon-McMillan
By Tribune-Review
The man who helped Chartiers Valley High School become a destination for WPIAL championship events will start a new chapter in his athletic director career. …
Canon-McMillan eyes change in Year 2 of Coder era
By Jason Mackey
Ron Coder can hear the clock ticking. Hired in April 2013 to lead the Canon-McMillan football program, Coder talked about flipping fortunes, changing culture and …
HSFB preview by position: Division I O-line recruits have something to prove
By Chris Harlan
Baldwin’s Sterling Jenkins and Hempfield’s Tony Pilato are both highly rated offensive linemen according to the national recruiting websites. The seniors are coveted for their …
Canon-McMillan’s Olivia Lorusso named Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Softball Player of the Year
By Jason Mackey
Player of the Year OLIVIA LORUSSO CANON-MCMILLAN, SENIOR, THIRD BASE Olivia Lorusso has done it all. In four years at Canon-McMillan, the Robert Morris recruit …
WPIAL softball teams learn pitching trumps all in deep playoff runs
By Jason Mackey
Shaler softball coach Skip Palmer was eating breakfast at Eat ‘n Park with his assistant coaches Tuesday morning when talk turned to a topic many …
Baseball, softball teams look to regroup after WPIAL playoff letdowns
By Jason Mackey
Give Blackhawk baseball coach Bob Amalia a choice, and the decision is easy. WPIAL or PIAA championship? Amalia’s taking the latter. “If you’re out of state and you told someone you won your district, they might think that’s good, but they don’t know how many teams are in your district,” …
Shaler knocks off Canon-McMillan to win AAAA championship
By George Guido
Despite getting just two hits in the inning, Shaler pushed across four runs in the bottom of the sixth to end Canon-McMillan’s two-year reign as …
Breaking down the WPIAL softball championships
By Compiled By Jason Mackey
Class AAAA Canon-McMillan vs. Shaler 7 p.m. Thursday, Cal (Pa.) No. 1 Canon-McMillan (18-3) Coach: Michele Moeller No. Name Pos. Yr. 0 Linda Rush SS So. 34 Brittney Crawford LF Fr. 13 Abby McCartney CF Jr. 8 Olivia …
No. 1 Canon-McMillan uses hitting binge in 6th inning to down Latrobe in semifinals
By Jason Mackey
Third baseman Olivia Lorusso knew the hits would come. It was only a matter of when. They finally came in the sixth inning of the …
Hot-hitting Canon-McMillan relies on defense in quarterfinal-round win
By Jason Mackey
Considering the Canon-McMillan softball team hit 49 home runs over its first 19 games of the season, the Big Macs haven’t played many tight, low-scoring games. Still, that didn’t stop the top seed in the WPIAL Class AAAA playoffs from winning a defensive battle with a 3-1 victory over No. …
Breaking down the WPIAL softball playoffs
By Bill Hartlep
Class AAAA DEFENDING CHAMPION  Canon-McMillan THE FAVORITE Canon-McMillan has averaged more than 11 runs per game and if the bats continue to produce — the …
Top-ranked Canon-McMillan softball has gone on major homer binge
By Jason Mackey
A fundraiser might be in order for the Canon-McMillan softball team to replace all the home plates it has dented this season. When one of …
Clemente Jr., ex-Steeler Ward honor WPIAL’s most positive athletes
By Gary Horvath
The Senator John Heinz History Center was host to the third annual Western Pennsylvania Positive High School Athlete Awards on Saturday. The event, put on …
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Seton-La Salle’s David Boehme, Canon-McMillan’s Abby McCartney
By Brian Graham
David Boehme School: Seton-La Salle Year: Senior Sport: Baseball Claim to fame: Boehme had a pair of home runs and added six RBIs in leading …
Kittanning’s Jason Nolf named Trib Total Media wrestler of the year
By Bill West
When he had a few free minutes before or after his high school wrestling practices, Kittanning senior Jason Nolf sometimes wandered across the hallway outside …
Softball coaches finding keys to championship success
By Gary Horvath
Riverside softball coach Pam McCarty didn’t miss a beat when asked the secret to building a winning program. “If you surround yourself with the right …
Canon-McMillan’s Chishko, Macri brothers all win state wrestling titles
By Kevin Lohman
Ask anybody who has an affiliation with Canon-McMillan’s wrestling program about the Chishko and Macri families and they will all echo the same sentiment: those …
Franklin Regional wrestler backs up his words with 1st state title
By Paul Schofield
HERSHEY — Franklin Regional freshman Spencer Lee made a bold declaration in early December while competing in the Ironman  Tournament. He wanted to be a …
Peters Township, Penn-Trafford standouts to meet with finals berth on the line
By Paul Schofield
HERSHEY — Peters Township senior Tyler Buckiso and Penn-Trafford freshman Cam Coy are headed for round three. The two have met twice this wrestling season …

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