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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 7:41 a.m.
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. …
Elizabeth Forward’s Bernadowski named Daily News Athlete of the Year
By Dave Mackall
Matt Bernadowski, a three-sport star at Elizabeth Forward High School with a flair for the spectacular, is the Daily News Boys Athlete of the Year …
Mariners select Elizabeth Forward grad Altavilla in 5th round
By Mark Kaboly
Dan Altavilla said thanks, but no thanks when the Seattle Mariners made an early morning call even before the third round of the Major League …
Greensburg Salem wins consolation game on wild pitch after EF intentional walk goes awry
By Jason Orfao
Greensburg Salem’s path to the PIAA playoffs was a wild one. The Lions had runners at second and third with one out in the bottom …
Greensburg Tribune-Review Athletes of the Week: Elizabeth Forward’s Matthew Bernadowski, Greensburg Salem’s Courtney McQuaide
By Andrew John
Matthew Bernadowski School: Elizabeth Forward Sport: Track and field Year: Senior Claim to fame: Bernadowski finished second Sunday in the PIAA Class AAA track and …
Elizabeth Forward hurdler leading the pack after prelims
By Bill West
SHIPPENSBURG — Even an average performance by Elizabeth Forward senior Matthew Bernadowski in his Class AAA 110-meter hurdles preliminary heat likely would’ve earned the WPIAL …
Elizabeth Forward’s Bernadowski eyes gold medal
By Dave Mackall
When coach John Walsh arrived at Shippensburg on Thursday in advance of the PIAA Track and Field championships, several others from Elizabeth Forward were by his side, including senior Matt Bernadowski, who last week set a WPIAL record in the 100-meter high hurdles. His time of an even 14 seconds …
Mars girls hang on, reach Class AAA semifinals
By Jason Orfao
It took a pair of nail-biting, one-run wins to lift 11th-seeded Mars into the WPIAL Class AAA semifinals, but it appeared the Planets would coast into the championship after jumping out to a big lead Thursday at Fox Chapel. Elizabeth Forward, the No. 7 seed, made the Planets endure plenty …
Elizabeth Forward scores five in the seventh to advance to softball semis
By Mark Kaboly
Inning after inning, South Fayette kept putting runners on base. In three of the first four innings of Tuesday’s Class AAA quarterfinal game against Elizabeth …
Elizabeth Forward softball team edges Highlands, 3-2
By George Guido
Undeterred by Highlands’ game-tying home run in the top of the seventh inning, the Elizabeth Forward softball team scored a run in the bottom of the inning for a WPIAL Class AAA first-round victory. Mercedesz Boyce scored on Lauren Cain’s single for a 3-2 victory over the Golden Rams at …
EF’s Matt Bernadowski sets hurdles record
By Mark Kaboly
Typically, you would never find Elizabeth Forward’s Matt Bernadowski anywhere near a track or a hurdle when it was raining. Rain and a wet track …

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