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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...