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BV Area leads 2-AAA All-Section list

By Jeff Oliver
Belle Vernon Area made a late charge to get into the WPIAL baseball playoffs. And judging by the results of the Section 2 AAA All-Section Team, chances of the Leopards being in the playoff chase the next couple of years look pretty good. That’s because BVA placed seven players on the team ...
Hampton outlasts Elizabeth Forward in playoff opener
By Dave Mackall
Hampton softball coach Ron Fedell must have known something his players didn’t. “I was telling them to just keeping hitting the ball, no matter how many ...
Two-out lightning for BVA in 6-2 win
By Jeff Oliver
Ask any softball coach what puts a smile on his or her face, and you can be sure that one of the more common answers ...
EF stays hot with 7-3 win over Ringgold
By Jeff Oliver
Coming into Wednesday’s Section 4-AAA baseball game against Ringgold, Elizabeth Forward coach Frank Champ admitted to being a little worried. His Warriors were playing their third ...
Elizabeth Forward bides its time, then rallies for victory over West Mifflin
By Dave Mackall
Elizabeth Forward did more than enough Monday to provide visiting West Mifflin with a baseball victory. The Warriors bumbled their way through the first five innings ...
Daily News spotlight athletes: EF’s Will Scott, Steel Valley’s Maddie Cotter
By Robert Stinner
Will Scott School: Elizabeth Forward Class: Senior Sport: Baseball Claim to fame: Scott went 3 for 4 to lead Elizabeth Forward (1-3, 1-3) to a ...
Ringgold rallies to beat Elizabeth Forward
By The Valley Independent
Ringgold spotted Elizabeth Forward a 4-0 lead after two innings in their Section 4-AAA baseball game Monday. However, it wasn’t a sign of things to come ...
Despite 1st defeat, Elizabeth Forward baseball on upswing
By Dave Mackall
Elizabeth Forward’s first baseball game at newly renovated Wylie Field turned out to be a dud. The Warriors, back from a three-game sweep at the ESPN Disney Classic in Orlando, Fla., failed to extend their season-opening winning streak Monday after a 4-2 loss to South Park in their WPIAL Section ...
Daily News Fabulous 15: Senior girls basketball players had special seasons
By Daily News Staff
Seniors dominated the 2015 Daily News Fabulous 15 girls basketball team. A total of 10 seniors were chosen, including three from WPIAL playoff team Elizabeth ...
Daily News Fabulous 15: Senior standouts highlight boys all-star team
By Daily News Staff
Players from WPIAL playoff qualifiers made up much of the annual Daily News Fabulous 15 boys basketball team for 2015. Class AAAA McKeesport and Class AAA ...
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 — ...

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