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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 ...
Multisport athletes help Derry cross country find success
By Kevin Lohman
Coming into this season, Derry cross country coach Joe Bundy expected his boys and girls teams to improve incrementally. The improvement that Bundy says he has seen so far hasn’t been incremental. The Trojans have improved by leaps and bounds. “Last year was a rebuilding year, the team was young. I ...
Derry tennis hitting stride in Section 3
By Kevin Lohman
The Derry girls tennis team opened up section play this season with a five-match winning streak; since then the Trojans (8-3, 7-1) have continued their warpath and now find themselves in second place in Section 3-AA. The red-hot start didn’t come as a total surprise to coach Tom Tatone, but he ...
Derry tops Charleroi to end losing streak
By Les Harvath
With 20 seconds remaining, first-year Derry coach Tim Sweeney saw it coming. With his Trojans upending visiting Charleroi, 35-6, Sweeney was on the receiving end of the ice bucket treatment, and it had nothing to do with charity. “I saw them coming out of the corner of my eye,” Sweeney smiled, ...
Greensburg Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Penn-Trafford’s Galen Kreutzberger, Derry’s Lauren Felix
By Andrew John
Galen Kreutzberger School: Penn-Trafford Year: Senior Sport: Soccer Claim to fame: Kreutzberger scored a pair of goals and added an assist to lead Penn-Trafford (2-0) ...
Experienced Derry volleyball team relying on senior class
By Alex Oltmanns
After going through last season without a single returning starter from the year before, the Derry girls volleyball team’s roster was composed of primarily inexperienced players. But as the team begins play in 2014, the Trojans are using the previous 6-7 campaign as a learning experience and now feature five returning ...
No. 10 Mt. Pleasant uses 4th-quarter outburst to pull away
By Les Harvath
Mt. Pleasant exploded for three touchdowns in a 90-second span early in the fourth quarter to break open a tight Class AA Interstate Conference game to defeat host Derry, 35-7, on Friday night. Trailing 14-7 at the half, Derry took the second-half kickoff and marched from its 20-yard line to ...
Former player set to lead Derry soccer
By Alex Oltmanns
Entering the 2014 season, Derry will look to one of its alums to help lead the boys soccer team to new heights. David Nicholson, a 1999 Derry graduate, ascends to the position after spending the last two years as a volunteer assistant on the Trojans sideline. “It’s kind of exciting for me ...
New coach hopes to end rough stretch at Derry
By Andrew Erickson
Derry football has had a trying last two years, but first-year coach Tim Sweeney once again is trying to make things competitive. The Trojans have ...
Derry girls soccer continues to show improvement
By Alex Oltmanns
The Derry girls soccer team’s record over the past two seasons might not show it, but the Trojans are a program on the rise. With just one win last season after a two-win season in 2012, Mark Curcio’s team is looking ahead to continued improvement in his fourth year at the ...
Lots of excitement for 1st-year coaches at Derry, Latrobe, Norwin
By Paul Schofield
You don’t have to be a high school football player to be excited about the start of the season. It also was a big day for ...
Greensburg Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Derry’s Ethan Huston, Latrobe’s Shelby Noel
By Andrew John
Ethan Huston School: Derry Sport: Volleyball Year: Senior Claim to fame: Huston recorded 16 kills for Derry (12-2) in a 3-1 loss to Ambridge in ...
Derry volleyball coach reflects on Trojans’ special season
By Kevin Ritchart
When the season started, Derry boys volleyball coach Shawn Spencer knew what kind of team he had. He just didn’t know how far the team ...
Greensburg Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Derry’s Matt Vasinko, Greensburg Salem’s Melissa Wagner
By Andrew John
Matt Vasinko School: Derry Sport: Volleyball Year: Senior Claim to fame: Vasinko, a Juniata recruit, recorded 12 kills to lead Derry to a 3-0 victory ...

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