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Derry out to play like ‘perfectionists’

By Paul Schofield
Derry football coach Tim Sweeney really doesn’t worry about the past. He’s more concerned about the future and what direction his football team is headed. ...
Derry boys golfers set sights on section title
By Zach Brendza
Derry boys golf has been in transition for the past two years. But 2015 could be the Trojans’ year, after settling into a new section with a new coach. After a coaching change in 2013 and a section change last season, this year Derry is ready to win, third-year coach Tracey ...
Derry girls tennis takes aim at section title
By Zach Brendza
The Derry girls tennis team has made the playoffs seven of the last nine years. But the Trojans haven’t advanced too far. “We’ve had first round wins (in playoffs), and I’d like to get back to that,” coach Tom Tatone said. Under Tatone, Derry has only made it past the first round ...
Derry softball’s Bisi commits to Robert Morris
By Alex Oltmanns
It didn’t take long for Chelsea Bisi to make a name for herself as a top-level WPIAL softball player. Batting cleanup and playing shortstop for Derry ...
Hempfield’s Ryan named Greensburg Tribune-Review Softball Player of the Year
By Karen Price
Player of the Year Morgan Ryan Hempfield, Sophomore, Pitcher Morgan Ryan was a good pitcher as a freshman, but during her sophomore year the ...
Greensburg Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Derry’s Devin Siko, Monessen’s Dana Vatakis
By Andrew John
Devin Siko School: Derry Sport: Baseball Year: Junior Claim to fame: Siko, who is batting .317 with a team-high 14 RBIs and eight runs scored, ...
HS notebook: Fox Chapel, Derry awarded top seeds for volleyball playoffs
By Tribune-Review
Ranked first and fourth, respectively, in the state by the Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association, Fox Chapel and Seneca Valley earned the top two seeds in Class AAA when the WPIAL released its postseason boys volleyball tournament bracket Monday. The Raiders defeated Fox Chapel, 3-2, last Tuesday to earn a share ...
Young Derry baseball competes for postseason bid
By Kevin Lohman
With a roster comprised of mostly sophomores and freshmen — and featuring just two seniors — Derry baseball coach John Flickinger entered this season with ...
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 7:28 p.m.
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 ...

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