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Belle Vernon Area enters playoffs with 3 straight wins after downing Elizabeth Forward

By Jeremy Sellew
Heads held high. That’s how the Belle Vernon Area football team will be heading into the WPIAL playoffs. The Leopards downed their Route 51 rivals, …
Playoff experience pays off for Kittanning in preliminary round win over Elizabeth Forward
By Matt Grubba
Kittanning has been in tight playoff games before, and that experience showed in this year’s postseason opener. Junior outside hitter Taylar Wolfe had a match-high …
Berry’s memorable night lifts Ringgold to 7th straight win
By Dave Mackall
Some day, perhaps, Chacar Berry will talk about the incredible game he had Friday night for the Ringgold football team. But not now. “Maybe when …
EF hockey team looking to jell
By Kevin Ritchart
Physicality and positioning. Those are the key concepts to playing winning hockey, according to Elizabeth Forward coach Rick Hickey. “If you win those two elements, you’re going to win the game,” Hickey said. “I expect my players to skate hard and give 100 percent every shift.” Hickey has been pleased …
Daily News spotlight athletes: West Mifflin’s Kyle Buettner, Elizabeth Forward’s Olivia Barkley
By Robert Stinner
Kyle Buettner Year: Senior School: West Mifflin Sport: Soccer Claim to fame: Buettner recorded four shutouts this season, helping the Titans (7-5-2, 6-4-2) to their …
West Mifflin holds off Elizabeth Forward
By Dave Mackall
West Mifflin’s third consecutive victory didn’t come without some last-second drama. Karlyn Garner scored two touchdowns, and No. 6 West Mifflin beat visiting Elizabeth Forward, …
Daily News Q&A: Elizabeth Forward’s Devin McDonough
By Dave Mackall
He plays in the trenches with little or no recognition. Like so many others, Devin McDonough is a true football player. “I’ve been playing football …
Elizabeth Forward girls golf team focuses on ‘mental part’ heading into WPIAL team final
By Kevin Ritchart
Aim small, miss small. That’s the message Elizabeth Forward girls golf coach Tony Francia has imparted to his team in advance of the WPIAL Class AA team championship. “At this point, the swing mechanics and other physical parts of the game have been established,” Francia said. “Thursday is about the …
EF golf team model of consistency
By Dave Mackall
In his three years as boys golf coach at Elizabeth Forward, Chris Weibl has seen the Warriors develop some consistent mastery of that little white ball. On Tuesday, he’ll be wishing for a little something extra from his team at the WPIAL team golf championships. Elizabeth Forward, 14-2 and champion …
Elizabeth Forward can’t slow Indiana’s offense in 36-6 defeat
By Dave Mackall
Indiana coach Mark Zilinskas gave his son Jacob Zilinskas a hug after the Indians quarterback rushed for two touchdowns and passed for a third Friday in a 36-6 WPIAL Class AAA nonconference victory over visiting Elizabeth Forward, earning him an annual homecoming award. But it was the guys in the …
Daily News spotlight athletes: Serra Catholic’s Joe Vecchio, Elizabeth Forward’s Sarah LaVelle
By Robert Stinner
Joe Vecchio School: Serra Catholic Class: Sophomore Sport: Golf Claim to fame: Vecchio shot an 80 in the Section 7-AA qualifier at South Park Golf …
Elizabeth Forward volleyball team keeps winning, despite new look
By Karen Kadilak
With only two returning starters, the Elizabeth Forward girls volleyball team is rebuilding. But coach Lindsay Lesofsky doesn’t look at it that way. “We have a lot of good talent,” she said. The Warriors (5-3 overall and 4-2 in Section 5-AA) are optimistic about reaching the WPIAL playoffs for the …
Thomas Jefferson rolls to 4th straight win, routs Elizabeth Forward
By Ray Judy
Thomas Jefferson and senior Austin Kemp show no signs of slowing down. The WPIAL’s leading rusher continued his season-long dominance, running for 237 yards and four touchdowns to lead the No. 3 Jaguars (4-0, 4-0 Big 9) past host Elizabeth Forward, 51-0, in Class AAA Big 9 action. Kemp has …
EF boys soccer team hopes more players means more success
By Dave Mackall
After a brief respite, the numbers are on the rise with the Elizabeth Forward boys soccer team. With it, the Warriors are hoping for better …
Elizabeth Forward holds off pesky Trinity, 33-28
By Josh Yohe
The Elizabeth Forward defense remains a work in progress. Luckily, it didn’t see much playing time against Trinity on Friday. A bruising Elizabeth Forward rushing attack controlled play early and often as the Warriors escaped with a 33-28 victory in Big Nine Conference action. “Our defense just isn’t very good …
Spotlight athletes: Elizabeth Forward’s Ryan Lee, Serra’s Katie Sieg
By Robert Stinner and Brian Graham
Ryan Lee School: Elizabeth Forward Year: Sophomore Sport: Soccer Claim to fame: Lee made three saves to help the Warriors (2-2, 1-1) to a 3-0 …
Elizabeth Forward romps past Albert Gallatin, 39-20
By David Whipkey
For most, if not all coaches, correcting mistakes always comes easier after a victory. Elizabeth Forward coach Mike LeDonne got his wish Friday night after the hosts fought off Albert Gallatin, 39-20, and their Big Nine record at 1-1. “We had a lot of mistakes tonight, last week and in …
Elizabeth Forward girls soccer looks to extend playoff streak
By Kevin Ritchart
The Elizabeth Forward girls soccer team has qualified for the WPIAL playoffs for four straight years. This season, coach Brandon Gerba’s squad is hoping to extend that streak. “Going to the playoffs is always the goal,” Gerba said. The Warriors finished last season with an 11-4-4 overall record and went …
Elizabeth Forward look to replace a ton of offense
By Donnie Tasser
4,136. That’s how many total yards head coach Mike LeDonne will have to replace from last season’s Elizabeth Forward’s football squad that went 6-4 and …
Replacing stars a tough task at Elizabeth Forward
By Mark Kaboly
Elizabeth Forward coach Mike LeDonne didn’t need to answer his own questions but was compelled to anyway. “Do we have a Jaquaun Davidson? No. Do …
Recovered from ACL injury, McDonough hopes to anchor Elizabeth Forward line
By Ed Phillipps
It wasn’t the injury at the beginning of last season that hurt the most for Elizabeth Forward’s Devin McDonough. It was the call that followed. …
Mon-Yough football teams begin process of finding answers
By Dave Mackall
High school football in the Mon-Yough area this time of year evokes thoughts of successful WPIAL programs, including five that reached the postseason in 2013. …
Elizabeth Forward’s Wylie Field getting a facelift
By Dave Mackall
A landmark playing field in Elizabeth is getting a facelift. Wylie Field, the longtime home of Elizabeth Forward High School baseball games, will sport a …
EF coach excited for return to boys game
By Dave Mackall
For the past three years, Elizabeth Forward has known Sam Kosanovich as its highly successful girls basketball coach. Come next season, Kosanovich will lead the …
EF names Kosanovich boys head coach
By Staff Report
Elizabeth Forward School Board named Sam Kosanovich head coach of the boys varsity basketball team Wednesday. Kosanovich coached the EF girls for the past three seasons, compiling a 64-15 record with three trips to the PIAA tournament. His assistant coach, Krystal Gibbs, was named the EF girls head coach Wednesday. …

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