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Elizabeth Forward back home from spring training, awaits section opener

By Dave Mackall
Elizabeth Forward returned home to wet conditions Tuesday from a trip to South Carolina that softball coach Harry Rutherford said failed to provide the Warriors ...
EF’s King steps down as soccer coach
By Jeff Oliver
When the 2014 boys’ soccer season ended, Dave King didn’t think he had coached his last game at Elizabeth Forward. However, sometimes in the lives of ...
Slagus, Schmidt lead local Roundball contingent
By Jeff Oliver
The high school basketball careers of six area seniors are not over yet. Those players will be participating in the 2015 Roundball Classic All-Star Games, which ...
New Elizabeth Forward football coach ‘ready for the challenge’
By Dave Mackall
It didn’t take Mike Collodi very long to start building relationships at Elizabeth Forward. Less than two weeks on the job as the Warriors’ new football coach, Collodi, a former South Park and Burrell assistant, has been meeting with various programs and organizations throughout the school district, hoping to elevate ...
Successful run ends for Elizabeth Forward in PIAA’s 1st round
By Dave Mackall
It took until near the end of the game for Elizabeth Forward to reach the end of another highly successful season. The Warriors and Mercyhurst Prep were tied late in the fourth quarter of their PIAA Class AAA opening-round girls basketball playoff game Saturday at Edinboro before District 10 runner-up Mercyhurst ...
Elizabeth Forward’s Fournier gets most falls in PIAA Class AA wrestling tournament
By Bill West
HERSHEY — Two wrestlers left the PIAA Class AA individual championships with not only medals but bulky statuettes: the recipient of the Outstanding Wrestler award, ...
Elizabeth Forward senior Fournier uses pins to reach PIAA quarterfinals
By Bill West
HERSHEY — Even with an unfavorable position in the PIAA  Class AA’s 195-pound weight class bracket and no previous state-level experience, Elizabeth Forward senior Luke ...
Led by 1st-year coach, Elizabeth Forward girls set for return to PIAAs
By Dave Mackall
With five seniors at the start of the season expected to make up the Elizabeth Forward starting lineup, Krystal Gibbs figured she’d at least have ...
EF’s Fournier emerges from prelims at PIAA Class AA tournament
By Bill West
HERSHEY — Even with an unfavorable position in the PIAA Class AA’s 195-pound weight class bracket and no previous state-level experience, Elizabeth Forward senior Luke ...
Yough’s Sever qualifies for PIAA tourney
By Jason Black
Yough senior wrestler Tom Sever has plenty of motivation to have a strong showing at the PIAA Class AA Southwest Regional Championships. Sever, who joined the ...
South Fayette girls top Elizabeth Forward to reach 1st WPIAL title game
By Dave Mackall
Even without its center presence, South Fayette found a way to prevail in the semifinals of the WPIAL Class AAA girls basketball playoffs. The Lions switched ...
Elizabeth Forward hires Collodi as new football coach
By Patrick Cloonan
An assistant coach at South Park is the new head varsity football coach at Elizabeth Forward. “We’re not only going to coach your boys up, we’re going to mentor them into young men,” Michael Collodi told the EF school board after a 7-1 vote Wednesday. Collodi met with three of his new ...
Elizabeth Forward plays `complete’ game in win over McGuffey
By Dave Mackall
Elizabeth Forward came together at a perfect time. Now the senior-laden Warriors are headed to the WPIAL girls basketball semifinal round for a third consecutive ...
Norwin’s Painter defends both her WPIAL swimming titles
By Doug Gulasy
Kathryn Painter’s tiredness didn’t set in until after she defended one of her WPIAL Class AAA swimming titles for the second straight day. The Norwin senior ...
Elizabeth Forward swimmers hoping for fast times at WPIAL meet
By Karen Kadilak
As director, Elizabeth Forward swimming coach Tammy Blackwood knows what it takes to qualify for the WPIAL championship meet. That is why she is so proud of the 12 members of her boys and girls teams who will swim — many among the top 20 seeds in their events — ...
Unbeaten Elizabeth Forward senior aims to add WPIAL title to injury-riddled career
By Bill West
Though he enters this weekend’s WPIAL Class AA individual wrestling championships unbeaten, Elizabeth Forward senior Luke Fournier easily imagines a fate worse than a first ...
Elizabeth Forward girls basketball team eases past Mt. Pleasant, 64-43, in WPIAL 1st round
By Dave Mackall
Elizabeth Forward girls basketball coach Krystal Gibbs doesn’t want to part with her five senior starters just yet. She won’t have to after the Warriors beat ...
Senior center Prota leaves big impact on Elizabeth Forward
By Kevin Ritchart
At 6-foot-10, there are few things out of the reach of George Prota — on or off the basketball court. The senior center wrapped up ...
BVA finally knocks off EF, 56-45
By Jeff Oliver
Belle Vernon Area girls’ basketball coach Lisa Fairman knew going into Thursday’s Section 4-AAA finale with Elizabeth Forward that her team could not win the ...
Elizabeth Forward girls capture 3rd straight section title with win over South Park
By Dave Mackall
Elizabeth Forward has been cruising under the radar in girls basketball this season. Don’t expect any complaints from the Warriors. “I like it this way,” said Elizabeth ...
Sporio leads EF past Ringgold, 48-41
By Jeff Oliver
If anyone ever doubted who the heart and soul of Elizabeth Forward’s girls’ basketball team is, they should have watched the Warriors’ 48-41 Section 4-AAA ...
Elizabeth Forward successfully changes up defenses on Belle Vernon’s Slagus, earns 63-60 win
By Dave Mackall
Elizabeth Forward couldn’t answer Kaitlyn Slagus’ scoring spree for Belle Vernon in the first half, though Warriors point guard Abigail Sporio did her best to ...
LeDonne resigns at Elizabeth Forward
By Dave Mackall
Mike LeDonne has resigned from his second stint as football coach at Elizabeth Forward, his alma mater, to take over as defensive coordinator at Gateway. LeDonne, 52, will rejoin Gateway coach Tom Nola, whom he served under in the same capacity at Clairton in 2008 and e_SSRq09. “We gave it our best ...
Ringgold girts basketball uses defense, height advantage to upset Elizabeth Forward
By Ed Phillipps
Moments before Ringgold faced Elizabeth Forward in a key Section 4-AAA girls basketball clash, Rams coach Laura Grimm huddled her players together and told them, ...
Daily News spotlight athletes: West Mifflin’s Aaron Adams, Elizabeth Forward’s Jessica Palady
By Robert Stinner
Aaron Adams School: West Mifflin Sport: Basketball Class: Senior Claim to fame: Adams scored 26 points to help the Titans (6-1, 4-0) to a dominating ...

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