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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 …
Daily News spotlight athletes: Elizabeth Forward’s Luke Padezan, South Allegheny’s Julia Giannandrea
By Robert Stinner
Luke Padezan School: Elizabeth Forward Year: Senior Sport: Baseball Claim to fame: Padezan pitched a six-inning complete game, racking up nine strikeouts last week in …
Elizabeth Forward baseball eliminates Montour in WPIAL playoffs
By Dave Mackall
Right-handed pitcher Luke Padezan and Elizabeth Forward overcame an early two-run deficit Monday and ended Montour’s surprising baseball season, beating the Spartans, 4-3, at West Mifflin to advance to the WPIAL Class AAA quarterfinals. “This was the definition of a nail-biter, I’d say,” said Padezan, whose team fell behind 2-0 …
For Charleroi, EF: Just win
By Jeff Oliver
After two months, a lot of pitches, a lot of runs and a whole lot of rain, it has come down to this for Charleroi Area and Elizabeth Forward: Win and you’re in the WPIAL baseball playoffs. The Cougars and Warriors can both finish tied for third in their respective …
Elizabeth Forward baseball closes in on playoff berth
By Mark Kaboly
A week ago, it appeared to be an impossibility. Now it seems like a sure thing. Elizabeth Forward baseball coach Frank Champ didn’t buy it then and isn’t about to fall into that trap awaiting him Thursday. After winning three games in four days against some of the toughest competition …
5-4 win keeps EF in playoff race, knocks out BVA
By Donnie Tasser
In a must-win game for both schools, the Elizabeth Forward baseball team kept its playoff hopes alive and eliminated Belle Vernon Area’s postseason hopes with a 5-4 Section 4-AAA road win. “Still alive and fighting,” EF coach Frank Champ said. “We have two to win still, but we are only …
Elizabeth Forward keeps playoff hopes alive
By Mark Kaboly
Use any cliche you want — backs against the wall, must-win situation, there’s no tomorrow — and it applied to Elizabeth Forward’s game against rival …
Elizabeth Forward senior hurdler takes 2nd at Baldwin Invitational
By Dave Mackall
Greg Paterra has been down this road before. It’s the same path he took as a standout athlete at Elizabeth Forward in the 1980s, and …
Elizabeth Forward’s Ribarchak takes inspirational journey to get back on field
By Dave Mackall
It was an innocent observation. Elizabeth Forward third baseman Lexi Ribarchak was making some splendid plays in the Warriors’ early-season Section 3-AAA softball victory over …

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