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Derry baseball team turns tables on Southmoreland

By Jason Black
After dropping a 17-3 decision to Southmoreland last week, the Derry baseball team couldn’t wait for another crack at its Section 2-AAA rival. The Trojans got ...
Derry track prepares for WCCA meet
By Kevin Ritchart
There are a lot of key dates during a track and field season — first day of practice, first dual meet of the season, big ...
After 3 straight WPIAL runner-up finishes, Derry volleyball ready to take next step
By Kevin Lohman
After appearing in the WPIAL Class AA championship in four of the last five seasons, the Derry boys volleyball team has adopted a new standard ...
Derry’s Brownlee among YWCA of Westmoreland County Sportswomen Award winners
By Karen Price
Derry swimmer and diver Allison Brownlee will be honored as the YWCA of Westmoreland County’s High School Sports Teen of the Year for individual excellence ...
Young Derry baseball team developing under 4th-year head coach
By Devon Moore
Derry baseball coach John Flickinger is heavily invested in the future of the school’s baseball program. For a team starting three freshmen, the dividends may not ...
Nominees announced for Westmoreland County Scholar-Athlete awards
By Paul Schofield
Westmoreland County Senior Judge John J. Driscoll can still see Atlanta Braves’ first baseman Sid Bream sliding home to defeat the Pirates in the 1992 National League Championship Series. It was gut-wrenching loss for him and many Pirates fans. The manager of that Pirates team, Jim Leyland, who also managed ...
Franklin Regional’s Lee named Tribune-Review Wrestler of the Year
By Paul Schofield
Franklin Regional wrestler Spencer Lee did something this year that many in his shoes might not have — wrestled at a higher weight so his ...
Perennial boys volleyball powers to face challenges
By Ed Phillipps
There’s a sentiment going around the WPIAL that if you want to be the best in boys volleyball, then you have to beat the best. ...
Led by sophomore captains, Derry softball hopes to reverse losing ways
By Kevin Lohman
Last season was full of challenges for the Derry softball team. The young Trojans squad was just three games into an arduous Section 4-AAA schedule ...
Latrobe’s Sowinski caps season with top 5 finishes
By Karen Kadilak
Latrobe senior Monica Sowinski capped her high school swimming career in impressive fashion by finishing in the top five in two events at the PIAA ...
Derry divers again secure PIAA medals
By Doug Gulasy
Derry junior Morgan Elrick thinks the Trojans have a strong diving team. She won’t be getting much of an argument from the rest ofthe state. For the second straight season, Elrick and fellow Derry diver Allison Brownlee won medals Wednesday at the PIAA Class AA swimming and diving championships at Bucknell ...
Derry junior Phillippi wins 132-pound PIAA wrestling crown
By Paul Schofield
HERSHEY — In the end, the old way worked best for Derry junior Micky Phillippi. After becoming more aggressive offensively this season, Phillippi reverted to his ...
Ligonier Valley’s Patrick earns spot in PIAA Class AA finals
By Paul Schofield
HERSHEY — Ligonier Valley freshman Robby Patrick already has achieved something his talented older brothers hadn’t by reaching the PIAA Class AA wrestling championship finals. Patrick ...
Beistel overcomes nerves, 1st-round opponent at PIAA Class AA tournament
By Paul Schofield
HERSHEY — Southmoreland junior Jacob Beistel grabbed his stomach during his first-round match at the PIAA Class AA wrestling championships Thursday at Giant Center. It wasn’t ...
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
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 ...

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