TribLIVE

| Sports


Belle Vernon sports page

Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Latrobe’s Jake Willochell, Belle Vernon’s Kaitlyn Slagus

By Andrew John and Kevin Lohman
Jake Willochell School: Latrobe Year: Senior Sport: Wrestling Claim to fame: He has a 9-1 record and reached the 145-pound finals at the King of the Mountain ...
West Mifflin beats Belle Vernon at its own game
By Jeff Oliver
Belle Vernon Area likes to play a high-intensity, helter skelter style of basketball, pressing the issue up and down the court. When West Mifflin’s players came ...
BVA girls shut down Ringgold, 43-23
By Jeff Oliver
When Belle Vernon Area’s Meaghan Murphy hit a layup at the halftime buzzer, it gave the Leopards a shaky, 23-20, lead over Ringgold going into ...
BVA overpowers Connellsville Area, 46-18
By Jeff Oliver
A year ago, Belle Vernon Area made history when it defeated Connellsville Area in wrestling for the first time in school history on the Falcons’ ...
Clash of the 2-AAA titans
By Jeff Oliver
During his high school wrestling career in the 1990s, Mike Doppelheuer did pretty well for himself at Connellsville. Three times he qualified for the WPIAL tournament ...
Slagus, Leopards outduel GS, Oberdorf
By The Valley Independent
Belle Vernon Area’s Kaitlyn Slagus and Greensburg Salem’s Claire Oberdorf took turns trying to one-up each other Monday night. Both stars had fabulous nights and their ...
BVA girls more than simply Kaitlyn Slagus
By Jeremy Sellew
Any team preparing to play the Belle Vernon Area girls’ basketball team undoubtedly wonders how it will stop Kaitlyn Slagus. The problem is, more so than ...
Full speed ahead for BVA boys
By Jeremy Sellew
Fast, fast, fast. That’s how Belle Vernon Area boys’ basketball coach Kyle DeGregorio wants his team to play this season. “We play fast and we press,” DeGregorio ...
Starters back for Belle Vernon Area, Ringgold wrestling teams
By Bill Hughes
The 2014-15 high school wrestling season is upon us, and Ringgold, Belle Vernon Area and Charleroi Area are at different points in their programs. The Rams ...
Magruda loves coaching — in any language
By Jeremy Sellew
Ashley Magruda might want to invest some money into Google stock, specifically Google Translate. The Belle Vernon Area and Cal U graduate has moved on to ...
Law makes Big Nine first team — on defense
By Jeff Oliver
The big surprise is not that Ringgold’s Nico Law made the Big Nine All-Conference First Team in his senior season. What’s surprising, is Law made it ...
Belle Vernon Area’s Slagus signs with Bucknell
By Jeff Oliver
Kaitlyn Slagus chooses to set her goals high. She expects to be Belle Vernon Area’s all-time leading scorer and rebounder when she graduates in the spring. And ...
What offseason? Belle Vernon Area’s Humbert back to work
By Jeremy Sellew
Matt Humbert took two days off after the Belle Vernon Area football team lost its opening-round playoff game at Franklin Regional. That was long enough. The BVA ...
Leopards, Cougars have 5 named All-WPIAL
By Rick Bruni Jr.
The Belle Vernon Area and Yough girls’ soccer teams may have come up short of a WPIAL title, but both squads this past weekend garnered ...
Franklin Regional deals Belle Vernon 11th straight playoff loss
By Paul Schofield
Franklin Regional showed Belle Vernon something it hadn’t seen all season Friday in the opening round of the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs. The different look — ...
Schoolboy pick of week: BV Area
By Jeff Oliver
In the quarterfinals of the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs in 2000, Belle Vernon Area rolled over Hampton, 39-8. What is significant about that? It marked the last time the Leps won a playoff game. The following week, BVA was a 24-7 loser to West Allegheny in the semifinals. The loss began a ...
Scouting Franklin Regional, S.S. Beaver
By Jeff Oliver
Belle Vernon Area will hit the road and Frazier will be home when the WPIAL football playoffs kick off Friday. In Class AAA, BVA (5-4) goes ...
Franklin Regional prepares for new look Belle Vernon
By Paul Schofield
When Franklin Regional opened the season with a loss at Knoch, coach Greg Botta thought his team was in trouble. After graduating 20 players from the ...
Penn-Trafford earns No. 2 seed, will play Fox Chapel in 1st round of WPIAL playoffs
By Paul Schofield
Undefeated Penn-Trafford was rewarded the No. 2 seed by the WPIAL football committee Monday at the annual pairings meeting. The WPIAL announced the first-round pairings ...
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 ...
Belle Vernon Area girls ousted by Montour
By Bill Hughes
In a battle of section champions, Belle Vernon Area saw its season come to an end Wednesday night at the hands of Montour, 2-1, in ...
BVA hopes to keep momentum
By Jeff Oliver
The last few years, the final game of the regular season was a playoff game for Belle Vernon Area. That’s because the Leps had to win ...
BVA’s Parshall gives Penn State a commitment for softball
By Jeff Oliver
Belle Vernon Area can boast this year having of having an athlete who has given a verbal commitment to continuing a career at Penn State ...
Girls’ soccer sites set
By Tribune-Review 9:25 p.m.
The sites and times have been set for the WPIAL girls’ soccer quarterfinal games on Wednesday. In Class AA, No. 4 seed Belle Vernon Area (16-2-1) will meet No. 5 Montour (17-2-0) 6 p.m. at Baldwin and No. 3 Yough (16-0-2) will take on No. 6 South Fayette (14-4-1) 6 p.m. ...
BVA clinches playoff berth
By Bill Hughes
Friday’s Big Nine game between Belle Vernon Area and Laurel Highlands was supposed to be a hotly contested event with the winner clinching a WPIAL ...

Top high school stories