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Thomas Jefferson rides running game in rout of Laurel Highlands

By Ray Judy 10:01 p.m.
Thomas Jefferson running back Austin Kemp continues to outdo himself. The senior carried 26 times for 279 yards and scored all seven of TJ’s touchdowns …
1 year after 0-2 start, 5 WPIAL teams are seeing how the other side lives
By Chris Harlan
Laurel Highlands coach Zack Just shared a sense of optimism with his players this week. Sure, they’re heavy underdogs to Thomas Jefferson, but there’s reason …
Daily Courier Q&A: Laurel Highlands’ Dominic Galderisi
By Jason Black
Laurel Highlands picked up two Big 9 Conference wins to start the season, and senior running back/defensive back Dominic Galderisi has been a big part …
Laurel Highlands matches 2013 win total by outscoring Trinity, 55-42
By Jason Black
The Laurel Highlands football team has taken full advantage of its first two home games to start the 2014 season. After scoring a thrilling 14-13 …
Laurel Highlands hopes to end run of 1-win campaigns
By Dave Stofcheck
Laurel Highlands coach Zack Just thinks his team can bounce back from two consecutive trying seasons. The Mustangs have won just two of their past …
Siblings to play key roles for Laurel Highlands defense
By Dave Stofcheck
Like most siblings, James Isler and his younger brother Brandon have their fair share of disagreements. However, neither brother is willing to allow their competitive …
Mustangs hope to end run of 1-win campaigns
By Dave Stofcheck
After making the playoffs in his first season as the Laurel Highlands coach, Zack Just has watched the Mustangs struggle to just one victory in …
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 …
Norwin’s J.J. Matijevic named Greensburg Tribune-Review Baseball Player of the Year
By Paul Schofield
PLAYER OF THE YEAR J.J. Matijevic Norwin, senior, shortstop It was quite a senior season for Norwin shortstop J.J. Matijevic. He finished as the WPIAL’s …
Fast start carries No. 10 West Allegheny past Laurel Highlands
By Paul Schofield
West Allegheny baseball coach Bryan Cornell knows the importance of scoring first in a WPIAL playoff game. The veteran West Allegheny coach couldn’t have asked for a better start to Tuesday’s Class AAA first-round game against Laurel Highlands at Washington & Jefferson’s Ross Memorial Park. No. 10 West Allegheny (15-4) …
After 3-year drought, Laurel Highlands eyes return to WPIAL playoffs
By Paul Schofield
Replacing a coaching legend can be difficult. But Scott DeBerry is handling his new job as Laurel Highlands baseball coach better than expected. DeBerry replaced …
District college notebook: Mathers dominates for St. Vincent women’s basketball
By Bruce Wald
Laurel Highlands High School graduate Taylor Mathers is St. Vincent College’s leading scorer and rebounder. A 6-foot-2 senior forward from Uniontown, Mathers has started all …
West Mifflin boys fend off Laurel Highlands in playoff tilt
By Dave Mackall
No Ryan Maha. No problem for West Mifflin. Not Friday night, at least. Aaron Adams scored 20 points, including five 3-pointers, and West Mifflin, without …
Many area teams to play preliminary-round playoff games
By Jason Black
Many local basketball teams will have to put in a little extra work to have success in the WPIAL playoffs. On Tuesday, the WPIAL released …
Triangular meet gets local swimmers ready for WPIAL championships
By Jason Black
Later this month, the top swimmers and divers from the area will compete in the WPIAL championships. But Monday, some of the finest swimmers and …
Despite realignment, Daily Courier football teams staying put
By Staff Reports
The WPIAL’s Board of Control met Tuesday and released its conference realignments for the next two high school football seasons. Many of the changes were necessitated by changing enrollment figures. However, no local teams were moved from their current conferences. Connellsville will remain in the Quad East, along with Altoona, …
Connellsville girls strong again after halftime in victory over Laurel Highlands
By Jason Black
During the course of this season, the Connellsville girls basketball team has found it difficult to consistently put together complete-game efforts. However, the Falcons, under …
DC Picks ready for playoffs
By Tribune-Review
Last week: 4-1 Season: 49-9 After nine weeks of regular season football, it’s playoff time. DC Picks, like so many others, can’t wait to see the best of the best compete in the WPIAL postseason. Of course, some teams will be playing an exhibition game this week, which means that …
DC Picks: Picks wants to end on positive note
By Last Week 7-0 Season 45-8
DC Picks had a strong performance in Week 8, and he’ll be looking to close the regular season with a bang with another slate of games. Each year, DC Picks likes to keep his losses to less than 10, so he doesn’t have much room for error in Week 9. …
DC Picks ready for Week 8 games
By Last Week 5-2 Season 38-8
DC Picks enjoys this time of year for a number of reasons. The weather is cooler, the leaves are changing and high school football is in its stretch run. DC Picks can’t wait for a big slate of action in Week 8. Here’s the choices: Connellsville (1-6, 1-5) at Latrobe …
Daily Courier Q&A: Laurel Highlands’ Will Benesh
By Jason Black
Laurel Highlands senior Will Benesh has been a fixture for the Mustangs on the offensive and defensive lines. He is in his second season as …
Young Laurel Highlands team making strides toward success
By Dave Stofcheck
Zach Just knows his team will have to undergo the growing pains that an inexperienced squad must endure. The third-year Laurel Highlands coach still is …
don’t miss matchups in week 1
By Tribune-Review
Don’t-miss matchups in Week 1 …
Laurel Highlands will feature diversity in backfield
By Justin Criado
On the Laurel Highlands’ depth chart, there is only one line available for the starting running back position, but that’s really just a formality. Coach …
Tri-County all-star football game boasts local flavor
By Jason Black
Each year, some of the top high school graduates from Fayette, Westmoreland, Washington, Greene and Allegheny counties suit up and represent their schools one last …

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