Derry Area Sports

Derry's Phillippi, Norwin's Gribble honored as top scholar-athletes

On Monday, Micky Phillippi celebrated his birthday. A day later, his academic and athletic gifts were celebrated. The Derry senior and three-time PIAA wrestling champion ...

Whitacre sets meet record to lead Derry boys to United Invitational title

Derry track coach Mark Curcio was busy checking times and personal records Saturday at the United Invitational and didn't realize how well his team was ...

St. Vincent's Ellis excels as 2-sport standout

Susie Ellis' hoodie got her back into tennis. Ellis, then a freshman basketball player, was sitting in her theology class at St. Vincent when the idea ...

Despite roster turnover, Derry volleyball sets sights on maintaining success

Derry boys volleyball coach Shawn Spencer is coaching one of the younger groups he's had since taking over the program. He's also the head of ...

Franklin Regional's Lee named 2016 Tribune-Review Wrestler of the Year

Franklin Regional junior wrestler Spencer Lee almost didn't compete during the 2015-16 season. He had surgery in the fall to repair a tear in the ...

Banquet to honor Westmoreland County student-athletes

As the Westmoreland County athletic directors announced the names and accomplishments of the 2016 classes, Judge John J. Driscoll reminded them of the difficult ...

Boys volleyball preview: Bethel Park rounding into form

Some high school volleyball coaches push year-round commitment and club volleyball experience. Bethel Park coach Tom Allman doesn't count himself among those coaches. "These are ...

Record 7 WPIAL wrestlers win state titles in Class AA

HERSHEY — It might not have been the best of starts for the WPIAL wrestlers during the first day of the PIAA Class AA Championships, ...

WPIAL champion trio set to take aim at 3rd PIAA wrestling titles 

Franklin Regional junior Spencer Lee wasn't pleased with how he wrestled during the WPIAL Class AAA tournament over the weekend. He didn't want to use an ...

Derry's Baum hoping to improve school record times at PIAA championships

Derry junior Zach Baum has come a long way as a member of the Trojans' boys swimming team. As a freshman swimming competitively for the first ...

4 WPIAL wrestlers become 3-time regional champions

As the midpoint between the WPIAL and state tournament, the PIAA Class AA Southwest Regional championships represent more than just a tune-up on the way ...

Derry girls set sights on WPIAL swim championship

The Derry girls swimming team is focusing on the WPIAL Class AA championship meet Thursday and Friday at Pitt's Trees Pool after earning its first ...

Derry's Phillippi joins elite group with 4th WPIAL wrestling title

There is only one school that has more four-time WPIAL champions than Derry, but that gap is now closer. Micky Phillippi became Derry's third four-time ...

Derry freshman motivates teammates at WPIAL wrestling championships

Before Derry freshman Dom DeLuca steps on the mat, he gets a pep talk from classmate Jason Baker. See, it's Baker's way to stay connected to ...

Westmoreland athletes of the week: Derry's Micky Phillippi, GCC's Haley Moore

Micky Phillippi School: Derry Sport: Wrestling Class: Senior Claim to fame: Phillippi, a two-time PIAA champion and Virginia recruit, captured his fourth section title with ...

'Week Zero' option allows Hempfield, Greensburg Salem football to again face off

When the WPIAL announced the new conferences earlier this week, many thought some rivalries would be lost. But in Westmoreland County, it actually rekindled some old ...

Mars girls press way to girls quarterfinals against Derry

Between Mars' punishing full-court press and clear desire to get out and accelerate the speed of the game and Derry's attempts to calm down the ...

Derry top-ranked senior Kepple works to join teammate Phillippi as state champ 

Derry senior Stone Kepple has been counting down the days for the WPIAL individual wrestling tournament to start. Kepple, a two-time PIAA qualifier, wants to join ...

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 ...

Westmoreland high school athletes of the week: Yough's Blake Kosor, Derry's Rachel Garris

Blake Kosor School: Yough Sport: Basketball Year: Senior Claim to fame: Kosor, who is averaging 19.7 points this season, scored 19 points to lead Yough ...

Derry wrestlers chasing Section 2-AA title

The Derry wrestling team might be comprised of some young wrestlers, but that doesn't deter the Trojans from reaching for the stars. The Trojans will ...

Records expected to fall at WCCA swim meet

If recent history is any indication, records probably will fall at the Westmoreland County Coaches Association swimming and diving championship meet Friday and Saturday at ...

Derry's Elrick hopes for return trip to PIAA meet

Talent, along with an unassuming nature, has made Derry senior Morgan Elrick a stalwart on the Trojans' swimming and diving team. Elrick, 18, has reached the ...

Injuries slow progress of Derry girls swim team

Though key competitors return, the Derry girls swimming team does not expect to finish as strongly as it did last season, when it was second ...

Derry freshman Roberts makes quick impact for Section 3-leading Trojans

Her teammates might not think of it as such a big deal, but Derry freshman Destiny Roberts values their support. After all, Roberts, already having ...


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