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Westmoreland athletes of the week: Penn-Trafford's Brian Hellested, Belle Vernon's Bailey Parshall

Brian Hellested School: Penn-Trafford Sport: Baseball Year: Junior Claim to fame: Hellested, who is 3-0 with 1.91 ERA, threw a no-hitter with nine strikeouts ...

Trib Cup: Belle Vernon softball out to defend WPIAL title

Belle Vernon softball coach Tom Rodriguez knew defending the Leopards' WPIAL title from a year ago wouldn't be easy. With three losses in its first eight ...

Previewing the 2016 WPIAL baseball season

Class AAAA Preseason Top Five Team (2015 record) 1. Central Catholic (12-8) 2. Plum (19-3) 3. North Allegheny (12-9) 4. Butler (10-10) 5. Latrobe (11-10) Section favorites 1. North Allegheny: A ...

Previewing the 2016 WPIAL softball season

Class AAAA Preseason top five Team (2015 record) 1. Hempfield (20-3) 2. Shaler (16-6) 3. North Allegheny (22-3) 4. Seneca Valley (15-4) 5. Baldwin (14-5) Section favorites 1. Hempfield: ...

Judge rules against Belle Vernon wrestler's request to compete

Belle Vernon wrestler Jarod Verkleeren will sit out this weekend's WPIAL section wrestling tournament after a Westmoreland County judge ruled Thursday there was no basis ...

Hearing for Belle Vernon wrestler delayed

An emergency injunction hearing to determine if a Belle Vernon High School student-athlete can qualify for a WPIAL section wrestling tournament this weekend will be ...

Hearing set for Belle Vernon wrestler

Belle Vernon's Jarod Verkleeren may still get to wrestle in the WPIAL and PIAA Class AAA individual tournaments, which begin Saturday. Verkleeren's attorney, James Geibig, ...

Belle Vernon wrestler seeking rule change so he can compete

All Belle Vernon junior Jarod Verkleeren wants is a chance to compete in the WPIAL and PIAA Class AAA individual wrestling tournaments. But as of Sunday, ...

Belle Vernon battles back to take 3rd at PIAA team championships

HERSHEY — Senior Hunter Ferrara and junior Billy Korber were unlikely heroes Saturday at the PIAA Class AAA team wrestling championships. With a team full of ...

Belle Vernon soccer standout Chiste signs with Elon

Belle Vernon senior Tyler Chiste will continue his soccer career with one of the top college programs in the nation next season. Chiste, 18, of Rostraver ...

WPIAL champion Belle Vernon wrestlers fall in state semifinals

HERSHEY — Belle Vernon's bid to claim its first PIAA Class AAA Team Tournament came up short Friday in the semifinals at Giant Center. Bethlehem ...

Kiski Area opens PIAA tournament with dramatic comeback victory

HERSHEY — Kiski Area found itself in a deep hole Thursday during the first round of the PIAA Class AAA team wrestling tournament. But senior Vinny ...

Westmoreland athletes of the week: Mt. Pleasant's Keith Kalp, Belle Vernon's Ashley Russell

Keith Kalp School: Mt. Pleasant Sport: Basketball Class: Junior Claim to fame: Kalp, who is averaging 9.7 points per game, scored 19 to lead Mt. ...

Belle Vernon looks to maintain run of PIAA success for WPIAL Class AAA teams 

There wasn't a big celebration after the Belle Vernon wrestling team won its first WPIAL Class AAA title Saturday at Penn Hills. That's because the ...

Belle Vernon wins WPIAL team wrestling title

This time, the Belle Vernon wrestling team wasn't going to be denied history. Belle Vernon claimed its first WPIAL Class AAA team title with two impressive ...

Top-seeded Belle Vernon chasing 1st title while Burrell goes for 10th straight

Belle Vernon's special 2015 wrestling season didn't end the way the team had planned. The Leopards were beaten in the WPIAL Class AAA finals by eventual ...

HS wrestling notebook: Belle Vernon wins 'Rock' title; WPIAL playoff clinchings

Belle Vernon wrestling coach Mike Doppelheuer purposely improved his team's schedule to prepare them for the postseason. The No. 1 ranked Leopards saved their best performance ...

Led by 6 sets of brothers, Belle Vernon wrestlers chasing 1st WPIAL, PIAA titles

After finishing the 2014-15 wrestling season as WPIAL runner-up and reaching the PIAA semifinals, Belle Vernon has raised the bar this year. Having lost only one ...

Annual WCCA tournament to again feature some of state's top wrestlers

There are many storylines that can come out of the 63rd annual Westmoreland County Coaches' Association wrestling tournament Friday and Saturday at Franklin Regional. The ...

Latrobe senior Pletcher wins his 4th Powerade tourney championship

Latrobe senior Luke Pletcher joined an elite group Wednesday at the 49th Powerade Wrestling tournament at Canon-McMillan. With his 3-1 victory against friend and rival Micky ...

Yough rolls to tourney title over BV Area, 65-46

For the first time, Yough stands as champions of the cfsbank Holiday Classic. The Cougars won the title by rolling over Belle Vernon Area, 65-46, in ...

Powerade wrestling notebook: Belle Vernon starts strong

Belle Vernon watched Franklin Regional parlay championships at the Powerade Wrestling tournament into WPIAL and PIAA Class AAA titles each of the past two seasons. The ...

BV Area's Bell to toll for Pitt wrestlers

It's not secret that Belle Vernon Area has one of the top wrestling programs in the WPIAL. And, with a career record of 124-21, it's also ...

Belle Vernon wrestlers gear up for Powerade tournament

For the second consecutive year, the Powerade Christmas Wrestling Tournament will feature a 48-team field. Teams from nine states will compete at the event, now in ...

BV Area falls to Uniontown, 55-46

The Belle Vernon Area Leopards employed an up-tempo style of play the first two seasons under coach Kyle DeGregorio. Year three has been a little tougher ...


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