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Gorman: Ringgold’s Pergola sits on cusp of No. 600

By Kevin Gorman
For Phil Pergola, his 600th win will come and go without fanfare. The Ringgold coach has no plans to celebrate. “The 600 is important, but ...
Yough rolls to tourney title over BV Area, 65-46
By Jeff Oliver
For the first time, Yough stands as champions of the cfsbank Holiday Classic. The Cougars won the title by rolling over Belle Vernon Area, 65-46, in ...
Rams top C’ville at Hoopfest
By Rick Bruni Jr.
The Ringgold girls’ basketball team will be looking to shake off an apparent holiday slumber after going 1-1 this weekend at the California (Pa.) Hoopfest. The ...
Ringgold girls hold on, stay perfect in 4-AAA
By Jeff Oliver
Ringgold continues to roll along unbeaten in Sec. 4-AAA after beating West Mifflin, 49-45, Monday night. The Rams (5-3, 4-0) led 12-10 after one quarter and ...
Ringgold girls’ soccer coach is a quick study
By Les Harvath
After serving for one season as assistant coach of the Ringgold Lady Rams soccer team in 2014, 2009 Ringgold grad Kayla Fransko applied for the ...
Ringgold off to 4-0 start with OT win
By Jeff Oliver
News flash: Four games into the regular season, Ringgold’s boys’ basketball team is undefeated. The surprising Rams ran their season-opening streak to four games with a ...
Slow-starting Ringgold downs BVA
By Bill Hughes
After the first quarter of Thursday’s 50-37 Sec. 4-AAA win over Belle Vernon Area, Ringgold trailed 15-8. BVA raced to the lead thanks to dribble penetration ...
Ringgold boys overpower Charleroi
By Jeff Oliver
Over the weekend, Charleroi Area and Ringgold both went 2-0 in a round-robin tournament at Mt. Pleasant as they did not play each other. They settled ...
Ringgold boys’ basketball picture coming into focus
By Rick Bruni Jr.
Phil Pergola compares rebuilding the Ringgold boys’ basketball program to completing an amateur painting. “I told the kids, ‘You look at me as a basketball coach, ...
Ringgold girls ready for run at section title
By Bill Hughes
When Erika McCarthy was hired a few months ago as Ringgold girls’ basketball coach, a smooth transition was expected as she was an assistant coach ...
New girls’ coaches trying to put in their systems
By Jeff Oliver
Three area girls’ basketball teams are not only getting ready for a new season, they are doing so with new coaches. Kevin Lee is trying to ...
Frazier, Clairton clash Friday in battle of unbeatens
By Jeff Oliver
The next stop for Frazier’s unbeaten football team is a clash with top-seeded defending WPIAL champion Clairton Friday night at Elizabeth Forward. Fourth-seeded Frazier and Clairton ...
Ringgold dominates 6-AA Finest 15
By Jeff Oliver
Ringgold’s boys’ soccer team enjoyed a banner year, running through the Sec. 6-AA seaon unbeaten en route to a 14-6 playoff campaign. The postseason news for ...
Mars stuns Ringgold in Class AAA quarterfinal
By Rick Bruni Jr.
Simply stunned. That’s how Ringgold football coach Nick Milchovich described his emotions following a 35-0 whitewash by Mars in a Class AAA quarterfinal Friday at Chartiers ...
Ringgold senior concludes scholastic soccer career with All-WPIAL honors
By Les Harvath
Although she is not sure exactly where she heard what has become her favorite quote, Ringgold senior Brooke Vollmer, who recently earned All-WPIAL honors to ...
Picking playoff winners
By Jeff Oliver
For Belle Vernon Area and Ringgold, the first round of the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs was simply a warm-up for things to come. For Frazier in Class A, it was drawing a line in the sand to show the Commodores mean business in football’s second season. For all three teams ...
Ringgold prepares for attack from Mars
By Jeff Oliver
It’s not an outer space movie, but Friday night the Ringgold Rams will try to defeat the men from Mars. Those “men” the Rams will be ...
Ringgold wakes up in time to roll over Ambridge
By Rick Bruni
Ringgold’s football team couldn’t wait for the playoffs, having sleepwalked through its final three regular season games. The alarm sounded around 8:30 p.m. Friday. The No. 5 ...
Picking playoff winners
By Jeff Oliver
The WPIAL’s second football season gets under way Friday night with three area teams hoping to make new memories and the other hoping to catch lightning in a bottle again. A year ago, Ringgold (8-1) went into the Class AAA playoffs with no pedigree for success in the postseason. ...
10 area girls named All-WPIAL in soccer
By Jeff Oliver
The 2015 girls’ soccer season not only was a memorable one on the team level for many area schools, but it was a success on ...
Seven BVA players honored
By Jeff Oliver
Belle Vernon Area dominated the competition in Section 4-AA girls’ soccer, winning the section yet again this season. So it comes as no surprise that the ...
Belle Vernon’s Humbert doesn’t mind No. 2 seed in AAA
By Jeff Oliver
Funny how sometimes the WPIAL respects the record – and sometimes it does not. A year ago, during the WPIAL basketball pairings meeting when Sewickley Academy, ...
Late defensive stops save Ringgold in win over Trinity
By Rick Bruni Jr.
The old adage claims it’s better to be lucky than good. The Ringgold football team was a little of both Friday against a desperate Trinity ...
Ringgold boys come up short
By Bill Hughes
Heading into its season-ending 1-0 WPIAL Class AA boys’ soccer quarterfinal loss to Thomas Jefferson Thursday night, Ringgold knew it would have its hands full. The ...
Lutz goal carries Thomas Jefferson into semifinals
By Dave Mackall
When Thomas Jefferson needed a goal, the Jaguars called on a familiar name. Cole Lutz, coming off a four-goal night in the first round, scored the ...
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