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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 10:27 p.m.
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 …
Local players earn Section 2-AAA honors
By Staff Reports
Baseball players from Mt. Pleasant, Laurel Highlands and Uniontown received all-section honors in Section 2-AAA for their play this past season. Juniors Tyler Mellors and Luke Liprando of Mt. Pleasant were named first-team infielders, as was junior Nick Lancaster of Laurel Highlands. First-team outfielders include juniors Joey Paul and Mitch …
Mt. Pleasant softball team routs Laurel Highlands
By Jason Black
For most of the season, Mt. Pleasant first-year softball coach Monica Cox has been pleased with her team’s performance, especially when it comes to pitching …
Sloppy Thomas Jefferson survives
By Keith Barnes
Thomas Jefferson watched a lot of tape on Laurel Highlands before the two teams played in the first round of the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs. Maybe too much. “I’ll be honest, because when we were watching film, I could see on our guys’ faces that — not that we could …
Connellsville, Laurel Highlands swimmers win tri-meets
By Jason Black
Normally, the annual tri-meet between the Connellsville, Laurel Highlands and Uniontown swim teams is held at the beginning of the winter sports season and offers …
Connellsville girls hang tough, edge Laurel Highlands
By Jason Black
The Section 1-AAAA girls basketball game between Connellsville and visiting Laurel Highlands on Monday was one both teams can build on. The Fillies, despite being …
Laurel Highlands’ free throw shooting the difference in win
By Jason Black 11:35 p.m.
The third time was not a charm for the Mt. Pleasant boys basketball team during Tuesday’s Section 3-AAA thriller with visiting Laurel Highlands. After fighting back from a seven-point second-half deficit, the Vikings were in position to break a 52-52 tie with 14 seconds left in regulation. Mt. Pleasant got …
McGuffey knocks off Laurel Highlands in Week 10 game
By Tribune-Review
Jim Pierce threw for 116 yards, including a 9-yard touchdown pass to Corey Dascenzo, but Laurel Highlands dropped a 41-20 decision to McGuffey in a Week 10 nonconference game Wednesday night. Pierce also scored on a 1-yard run, and Jason Leone scored on a 2-yard run for Laurel Highlands (1-9). …
Belle Vernon bolts to big lead, routs Laurel Highlands
By Bill Hughes
Facing a must-win game Friday night on Senior Night at James Weir Stadium, Belle Vernon responded with a 44-6 win over Laurel Highlands. And thanks …

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