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Riverhounds Academy produces 19 collegiate players in first ‘graduating class’

By Matt Grubba
For the Riverhounds Academy, Wednesday was graduation day. Nineteen soccer players in the pro team’s academy committed to colleges — the majority Division I schools — on the first day of the NCAA’s signing period, which marks the first full class of a youth program that began with individual and small-group ...
Peters Township wrestling set to host Section 2 tournament
By Zach Brendza
Going into Wednesday’s Section 2-AAA tournament, Peters Township’s wrestlers aren’t stressing. They’re not overthinking or obsessing. At least their coach isn’t. “We’re just gonna go and wrestle. We got two matches no matter what,” said coach Jason Carpetta, who hadn’t looked at the tournament matchups as of early Monday evening. Carpetta and the ...
Gorman: Peters Township coach Plack looks for leaders
By Kevin Gorman
Instead of watching football game film to find his players, new Peters Township coach T.J. Plack plans on monitoring the high school’s hallways. “I’m going to gauge my first impressions off the field — in the hallways, by academics and how they produce in the weight room to see whether ...
Gorman: Family affair in Section 4
By Kevin Gorman
Anthony Starzynski gave his uncle a hug and repeated his parents’ message: Win or lose, promise you’re coming over to watch the Steelers game. Gary Goga coaches Peters Township. That his nephew and godson, Starzynski, stars for Baldwin made their Section 4-AAAA game Friday night both familial and familiar. “It’s ...
Contributors abound for 1st-place Peters Township hockey
By Brian Graham
The Peters Township hockey team sits atop Class AAA with a five-point lead in front of Butler and North Allegheny. Coach Rick Tingle, while happy with his team’s 9-1-4 record and 22 points, said there is still significant improvement the Indians can achieve down the stretch. “From a win-loss perspective, we’ve exceeded ...
Learning process continues for Thomas Jefferson boys
By Dave Mackall
As Thomas Jefferson was falling farther behind, coach Dom DeCicco yelled “timeout!” Inside the huddle, he could be seen gesturing as he laid out some plans with the game stalled midway through the second quarter. Soon his players would break and head back onto the floor. On the inbounds pass, the Jaguars ...
Trib Cup: Peters Township girls ready to take next step
By Alex Oltmanns
The goals set by the Peters Township girls basketball team certainly have changed during Bert Kendall’s three years as head coach. Taking over a team three seasons ago that had just finished a winless section campaign where Peters Township lost 10 total games by 20 points or more, the Indians ...
HS highlight reel: Steel Valley senior Edwards picks RMU
By Bill Hartlep
Steel Valley senior Trey Earl Edwards, who played quarterback and defensive back for the Ironmen during their run to the WPIAL Class AA semifinals, has ...
Vincentian’s Abdalah surges to 3rd consecutive PIAA cross country title
By Karen Price
HERSHEY — Saturday’s PIAA Class A cross country championship was too close for comfort for Vincentian junior Marianne Abdalah. The two-time defending PIAA champion couldn’t shake sophomore Emma Seifried of Country Day School of the Sacred Heart. Seifried overtook Abdalah on the difficult hills of the 3.1-mile course, then on ...
North Allegheny girls, Sewickley Academy boys win PIAA team golf titles
By Paul Schofield
After the PIAA decided Tuesday to postpone the team golf tournament from Wednesday to Thursday, the North Allegheny girls golf team decided to watch a movie as heavy rain pounded the York area. They viewed “Woodlawn,” which is about a football team from Alabama that bonded through tough times of ...
Beaver Falls’ Perretta among 3 champs to defend titles at WPIAL meet
By Karen Price
Beaver Falls senior Dom Perretta ran through the finish line tape in his final WPIAL cross country meet with a time of 16 minutes, 15 ...
GCC’s Zambruno claims 2nd straight PIAA girls golf championship
By Paul Schofield
YORK — Consistency and a calm demeanor paid off big for Greensburg Central Catholic junior Olivia Zambruno on Tuesday at the PIAA golf championships. Zambruno didn’t ...
Allderdice boys capture 1st-round victory over reigning champion Peters
By Karen Price
Allderdice boys soccer coach Sam Bellin said to his team before the second overtime against Peters Township in Monday’s first-round WPIAL Class AAA playoff game, ...
HS highlight reel: Peters Township’s Kness, GCC’s Zambruno lead PIAA tourney
By Staff Reports
A pair of WPIAL golfers are atop the standings after the first day of competition at the PIAA championships at Heritage Hills Golf Resort in York. Peters Township’s Mia Kness shot 1-over-par 73 and leads the Class AAA girls field after 18 holes. Hampton’s Marissa Balish (77) and Pine-Richland’s ...
WPIAL golfers are dominant at PIAA West Region tournament
By Paul Schofield
Peters Township senior Connor Schmidt knew early in his round Monday that it could turn out special. After two early bogeys, Schmidt rebounded with consecutive ...
Peters Township, Sewickley Academy boys defend WPIAL golf titles
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Peters Township’s golf success had its genesis in a thriving junior program. Coach Dave Kuhn puts golf clubs in the hands of wide-eyed kindergarteners ...
Peters Township’s Bruce captures WPIAL Class AAA golf title
By Paul Schofield
All Hunter Bruce hoped for Thursday at the WPIAL Class AAA boys golf championship was to advance. He wasn’t thinking about winning. Not only did the ...
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Peters Township’s Bryce Gabelhart, Mars’ Tori Kopchak
By Alex Oltmanns
Bryce Gabelhart School: Peters Township Year: Sophomore Sport: Soccer Claim to fame: The sophomore scored with two minutes left in regulation to give the Indians ...
Boys soccer preview: After winning back-to-back WPIAL titles, Peters Township boys hoping to evolve with younger lineup
By Karen Price
Things are going to be different at Peters Township this season. That much is certain. The boys soccer team lost 13 seniors and eight starters who ...
Peters Township eyeing return to the postseason
By Karen Price
Peters Township players hoped last season they would take the next step as a program by not only making the playoffs but also winning a ...
High school golf preview: Solid lineup boosts Peters Township
By Paul Schofield
Fox Chapel boys golf coach Bryan Deal compares the Peters Township golf program to the New York Yankees and New England Patriots. “They are the gold ...
Brine tournament provides unique opportunity for area lacrosse players
By Wynston Wilcox
High school students from around the nation had the opportunity to participate in the Brine National Lacrosse tournament from June 29-July 2. This year, more than 1,700 student-athletes representing 31 states competed in the tournament, held at the River City Sportsplex in Midlothian, Va. The purpose of the tournament was to ...
Peters Township standout Komer picks Delaware
By Karen Kadilak
It may seem detrimental, but playing high school volleyball instead of high school tennis the last two years may work to the advantage of Peters ...
Quaker Valley chasing 4th straight hockey title
By Bill Hartlep
For the past three seasons, members of the Quaker Valley hockey team have hoisted the PIHL Class A Penguins Cup championship trophy on the ice ...
Seneca Valley lineman commits to Central Florida
By Chris Harlan
Seneca Valley lineman Tyler Hudanick committed to Central Florida on Sunday while visiting the FBS school’s Orlando campus. A 6-foot-5, 295-pound senior tackle, Hudanick was an ...
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