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Belle Vernon wins WPIAL team wrestling title

By Paul Schofield
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
By Paul Schofield
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
By Paul Schofield
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 for their final individual tournament of the season. Belle Vernon took the ‘Rock’ at the Escape the Rock tournament at Council Rock South. The Leopards had ...
Led by 6 sets of brothers, Belle Vernon wrestlers chasing 1st WPIAL, PIAA titles
By Les Harvath
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
By Paul Schofield
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
By Paul Schofield
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
By Jeff Oliver
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
By Doug Gulasy
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
By Jeff Oliver
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
By Bruce Wald
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 its 49th year. Along with Pennsylvania, this year’s field will have teams from these states: Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma (first time), Texas, Virginia and ...
BV Area falls to Uniontown, 55-46
By The Valley Independent
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 ...
Franklin Regional Duals to feature top teams
By Paul Schofield
Mike Doppelheuer learned early in his high school wrestling career at Connellsville to never shy away from competition. That’s what Connellsville did when it became a ...
Belle Vernon Area places 18 on Big 10 All-Conference squad
By The Valley Independent
The Big 10 Conference announced their football all-conference team this month and no other team had more members selected to first, second and honorable mention ...
BVA transplant excels in football for S.C. school
By Jeff Oliver
The most recent football season was the best one for Belle Vernon Area in 20 years. The Leopards went 10-1, losing in the WPIAL Class AAA ...
Slow-starting Ringgold downs BVA
By Bill Hughes
After the first quarter of Thursday’s 50-37 Sec. 4-AAA win over Belle Vernon Area, Ringgold trailed 15-8. BVA raced to the lead thanks to dribble penetration ...
Top-ranked Belle Vernon routs Connellsville in season-opener
By Jason Black
Losing by 41 points certainly doesn’t put a smile on the face of Connellsville wrestling coach Tom Dolde. Yet, Dolde understands that the season is ...
Veteran Belle Vernon wrestling team emerges as favorite in Class AAA
By Paul Schofield
Franklin Regional had another dream season in 2014-15 with four individual state champions, two PIAA team titles and two WPIAL titles. Now Belle Vernon is ...
Belle Vernon girls go through sweeping changes
By Bill Hughes
Lisa Fairman has had a good amount of success in her five years as the head coach of the Belle Vernon Area girls’ basketball program. After ...
Belle Vernon boys pushing for playoffs
By Rick Bruni Jr.
Belle Vernon Area boys’ basketball coach Kyle DeGregorio is not a patient person. And after compiling a sub-.500 record in two seasons, he expects more than ...
Belle Vernon’s Sweitzer commits to Georgetown
By Jeremy Sellew
As he walked off the field after his team’s 28-7 playoff loss at Norwin Nov. 13, Belle Vernon Area offensive lineman Nick Sweitzer admitted he ...
Frazier, Clairton clash Friday in battle of unbeatens
By Jeff Oliver
The next stop for Frazier’s unbeaten football team is a clash with top-seeded defending WPIAL champion Clairton Friday night at Elizabeth Forward. Fourth-seeded Frazier and Clairton ...
Franklin Regional’s 2nd-half onslaught dooms Belle Vernon Area
By Jeremy Sellew
Coming out of the locker room at halftime of a tie game, there was no doubt in Belle Vernon Area head coach Matt Humbert’s mind ...
Franklin Regional pulls away from Belle Vernon, reaches Class AAA semifinals
By Michael Love
Franklin Regional and Belle Vernon were locked in a 7-7 tie at halftime of their WPIAL Class AAA quarterfinal Friday night at Norwin. The No. 7 ...
Picking playoff winners
By Jeff Oliver
For Belle Vernon Area and Ringgold, the first round of the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs was simply a warm-up for things to come. For Frazier in Class A, it was drawing a line in the sand to show the Commodores mean business in football’s second season. For all three teams ...
BVA braces for team with similar attack
By Jeff Oliver
Franklin Regional may not have won the Greater Allegheny Conference title this season, finishing second behind Mars, but the Panthers still have the look of ...
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