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Hustle from young team could pay off for Elizabeth Forward wrestling

By Kevin Lohman
When talking about the inexperience of his team and how that informs his expectations for this season, Elizabeth Forward wrestling coach Richard Scheuermann doesn’t sugarcoat his evaluation. “Hopefully, we could crack in to the playoffs by the end of the year,” Scheuermann said. “But we got a smorgasbord of freshmen ...
Strong 2nd half propels Elizabeth Forward girls basketball past feisty Brownsville, 60-44
By Ed Phillipps
The Elizabeth Forward girls basketball team admittedly got off to a sluggish beginning of its game against Brownsville on Monday night. It’s good the Warriors ...
Daily News spotlight athletes: West Mifflin’s Karlyn Garner, Elizabeth Forward’s Abigail Sporio
By Robert Stinner
Karlyn Garner School: West Mifflin Year: Junior Sport: Basketball Claim to fame: Garner scored 19 points to help the Titans (2-0) to a 74-63 victory ...
Same school, new team for Elizabeth Forward boys basketball coach Kosanovich
By Kevin Lohman
In three seasons as the coach of the Elizabeth Forward girls basketball team, Sam Kosanovich led the program to a 64-15 record and three consecutive playoff appearances. Now, Kosanovich has been tapped to lead the boys basketball team at Elizabeth Forward, and the veteran coach said he has no reason to ...
Elizabeth Forward girls basketball team has new coach, same winning attitude
By Kevin Lohman
Despite graduating four significant contributors from last season’s section title team, Elizabeth Forward first-year girls basketball coach Krystal Gibbs doesn’t expect anything to change when it comes to the Warriors’ on-court persona. “We’re going to be in your face all over the court,” Gibbs said. “You know the old saying, ‘Offense ...
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, Elizabeth ...
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 12 ...
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 I get ...
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 with the ...
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, 13-6, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 of Section ...
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 trenches ...
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 eighth straight season ...
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 1,055 ...
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 the ...
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 7-2-3 to ...
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 we ...

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