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Southmoreland senior gets brotherly advice in Southwest Regional wrestling championships: Win

By Jason Black
Before he was old enough to be a high school wrestler, Southmoreland freshman Tyler Griffiths spent plenty of time watching his older brother Austin compete at big tournaments. Austin, a senior at, was ruled ineligible to wrestle for Southmoreland this season because of his enrollment at a cyber school when he ...
Greensburg Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Derry’s George Phillippi, Latrobe’s Monica Sowinski
By Andrew John
George Phillippi School: Derry Sport: Wrestling Year: Junior Claim to fame: Phillippi (36-3) captured his third WPIAL Class AA title after 16-1 tech fall win ...
Derry girls swimmers, Latrobe’s Sowinski look ahead to PIAA championship meet
By Karen Kadilak
After its best finish in the WPIAL, the Derry girls swimming team looks forward to the PIAA Class AA championship meet March 11-12 at Bucknell. The ...
Jeannette sophomore Sanders makes decisive last-second move to win WPIAL title
By Paul Schofield
Jeannette sophomore Gio Vonne Sanders knew time was running out. He needed a big move if he wanted to win a WPIAL wrestling title. Sanders (29-3) used ...
Derry girls take 2nd at WPIAL meet
By Kevin Lohman
As the WPIAL Class AA championships concluded, exhausted swimmers and coaches began to usher their way out the doors of Pitt’s Trees Pool, eager to ...
Southmoreland 138-pound junior Myers eyes return to finals
By Paul Schofield
Evan Myers knows he will be the underdog if he reaches the WPIAL Class AA wrestling finals Saturday. But the Southmoreland junior just hopes he gets ...
Greensburg Central Catholic’s Uhrin claims WPIAL gold in butterfly
By Kevin Lohman
After capturing a bronze medal at last season’s meet, Greensburg Central Catholic swimmer Brian Uhrin entered this season’s WPIAL Class AA championships hunting for gold. On ...
Mars diver Hockenberry captures WPIAL title with record score
By Karen Price
Mars sophomore Taylor Hockenberry is no longer a rising star in WPIAL Class AA diving. On Wednesday, she established herself as the one to beat for ...
Derry’s Phillippi, Kepple capture section wrestling titles, prepare for WPIAL tournament
By Kevin Lohman
Derry’s wrestling program made its presence felt at the WPIAL Section 2-AA individual tournament Saturday by placing six of its wrestlers in the top five ...
Derry girls basketball ends 7-year postseason drought
By Karen Price 9:51 p.m.
Derry girls basketball coach Rich Zemba said he told his players at the start of the year that he thought they could make the playoffs, ...
Latrobe girls capture third straight WCCA swimming championship
By Karen Kadilak
After winning its third consecutive county title, the Latrobe girls swimming team looks forward to the WPIAL Class AAA championship meet this month. The Wildcats, one ...
Hempfield boys swim team claims WCCA title by winning final event
By Nathan Smith
Only three points separated Franklin Regional, Hempfield and Penn-Trafford in the boys standings of the Westmoreland County Coaches Association swimming championships heading into the final ...
Derry divers shine again at Westmoreland County Coaches Association meet
By Bill West
Allison Brownlee advises teammate Morgan Elrick on how to soar higher off a springboard and enter the water smoother. Elrick, in turn, teaches Brownlee how to ...
Derry wrestlers celebrate anniversary
By Kevin Ritchart
The past, present and future of the Derry wrestling program were on display earlier this month when current and former grapplers, coaches, cheerleaders and fans ...
Latrobe junior wrestler captures 3rd WCCA title with win over rival
By Paul Schofield
Latrobe junior Luke Pletcher and Derry junior Micky Phillippi will face each other on the wrestling mat again this season, but there won’t be anything ...
Franklin Regional rallies from 3rd place to earn WCCA tournament title
By Paul Schofield
Franklin Regional needed to be perfect and then some to win its third consecutive Westmoreland County Coaches Association wrestling tournament title. The Panthers got the ...
Derry swimmers working toward WPIAL goals
By Alex Oltmanns
Jeff Kelly’s goals haven’t changed much in his 22 years as Derry swimming coach. With the WPIAL championships less than two months away, Kelly has his ...
Southmoreland wrestlers maintain momentum in win over Derry
By Jason Black
The Southmoreland wrestling team got on a bit of a roll to close out 2014, and the Scotties have carried their momentum into the new ...
Latrobe junior wrestler gets edge again at Powerade Tournament
By Paul Schofield
PIAA champions and close friends squared off in the 132-pound finals of the 48th annual Powerade Tournament Tuesday at Canon-McMillan. Latrobe junior Luke Pletcher and ...
Derry wrestlers learn a lot against Class AAA powers at FR Duals
By Kevin Ritchart
It’s been 30 years since the coming-of-age, high-school wrestling movie “Vision Quest” was in theaters, but Derry wrestling coach Mike Weinell and his team recently ...
Latrobe girls focused on eliminating turnovers
By Kevin Ritchart
Latrobe girls basketball coach LuAnn Mills believes in communication. If her players are talking to each other on the floor, she can tell that they’re engaged in what’s happening. “When you’re talking, you know somebody has your back,” Mills said. “They’re talking more, but I’m still encouraging them. “I need more communication ...
Injuries will force Derry boys to play ‘Ironman basketball’ in early going
By Kevin Ritchart
The Derry boys basketball team knows what it’s like to be close. In each of the past two seasons, the Trojans have entered their final ...
Derry football coach proud of growth team showed this season
By Kevin Ritchart
When Tim Sweeney took over the Derry football program in January, his goals for the 2014 season had nothing to do with wins and losses. ...
Derry girls volleyball goes down swinging in WPIAL Class AA playoffs
By Kevin Ritchart
The Derry girls volleyball team had its share of ups and downs during the 2014 season. And despite being eliminated from the postseason last week, ...
Derry volleyball looks to bounce back
By Karen Kadilak
After a strong first half, the Derry girls volleyball team so far has struggled in the second part of the season. The Trojans (6-4 in Section 3-AA) dropped their last three matches through last week and entered this week’s matches in fourth place. They lost to West Shamokin for a second time ...

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