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Greensburg Salem starts slow in loss to Hollidaysburg

By Paul Schofield
HOLLIDAYSBURG — Hollidaysburg took advantage of a second consecutive slow start by Greensburg Salem and handed the Golden Lions a second loss. Quarterback Josh Bickley …
New coach hopes to help Greensburg Salem tennis grow
By Ed Phillipps
Don’t get her wrong, Greensburg Salem girls tennis coach Megan McIntyre was pumped for her first season to begin. But she’s even more excited to see how it ends. McIntyre and her young squad sat at 0-4 after Thursday’s loss to Washington, but high hopes remained. “I think we’re going …
Greensburg Tribune-Review Q&A: Greeensburg Salem’s Grant Slezak
By Paul Schofield
Greensburg Salem senior lineman Grant Slezak is a two-way starter. He’s a three-year starter but never has been named to any all-star teams. He hopes …
H.S. Picks settles a disagreement
By H.s. Picks
H.S. Picks, the Tribune-Review High School football prognosticator, doesn’t mind swinging a golf club. But Picks had to put the striped shirt on recently, separating a couple of his old buddies on the golf course. They got into an argument about who had the better football programs in the area …
Greensburg Salem falls short, loses to Knoch, 19-14
By Paul Schofield
Greensburg Salem staggered Knoch, but it couldn’t land the knockout punch. The Golden Lions (1-1, 1-1) rallied from a three-touchdown second-half deficit and were 5 …
Greensburg Salem volleyball eyes improvement
By Andrew John
After compiling a handful of wins a season ago, the Greensburg Salem girls volleyball team is hoping to continue its upward trend of success. Greensburg Salem (3-10, 2-8) finished second to last in Section 3-AA last season under second-year coach Kristen Dinkle, but she is optimistic that her two returning …
After upset wins, Knoch and Greensburg Salem look to remain perfect in GAC
By Paul Schofield
Some fans may look at last week’s results and call Greensburg Salem’s and Knoch’s victories surprises. While they were considered upsets — Greensburg Salem defeating …
As hurry-up offenses get more popular, WPIAL teams go to no-huddle ‘D’
By Chris Harlan
The most familiar defensive formation has been erased from North Allegheny’s playbook. It’s called a huddle. With hurry-up, no-huddle offenses increasingly popular in high school …
H.S. Picks sorry he missed upset win
By H.s. Picks
H.S. Picks, the Tribune-Review’s high school football prognosticator, wishes he could be everywhere, but when you get up there in age, you don’t move around …
New coach set to lead Greensburg Salem girls soccer
By Andrew John
It’s a new year and a new head coach for the Greensburg Salem girls soccer team. After making the playoffs for the first time in two seasons, the girls soccer team infused some new and young coaching. The Golden Lions (12-6-1, 8-3-1) finished third behind Yough and Mt. Pleasant in …
Greensburg Salem boys look to replace 8 starters
By Andrew John
Last season, the Greensburg Salem boys soccer team took a step forward, capturing five more wins than the previous season. However, the Golden Lions (8-7-2, 6-5-1) will have to continue their progression without the services of eight starters because of graduation. The Golden Lions were in the same position at …
H.S. Picks ‘tunes’ up for new season
By H.s. Picks
H.S. Picks, the Tribune-Review ace high school football prognosticator, has been heard around the sports department humming popular songs. When one of his colleagues heard him trying to hum the “Selfie” song, he yelled at Picks to stop. Another writer called out the other writer and told him he was …
Greensburg Salem coach wants to see growth in 2nd season
By Mark Katarski
As the father of two young children, Dave Keefer knows the remarkable growth between the first and second year of life. As the coach at …
New coach to lead Greensburg Salem girls basketball
By Brian Graham
The Greensburg Salem girls basketball team will head a different direction this season under the watch of Lisa Mankins. After opening the position in the early summer, the Greensburg Salem school board hired Mankins based on her collegiate playing experience, previous coaching experience and her willingness to develop the program …
Canon-McMillan’s Olivia Lorusso named Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Softball Player of the Year
By Jason Mackey
Player of the Year OLIVIA LORUSSO CANON-MCMILLAN, SENIOR, THIRD BASE Olivia Lorusso has done it all. In four years at Canon-McMillan, the Robert Morris recruit …
Greensburg Salem’s Claire Oberdorf named Greensburg Tribune-Review Softball Player of the Year
By Jason Mackey
Player of the Year Claire oberdorf greensburg salem, junior, shortstop Last year it was older sister Jayne, who’s now at Marist College in New York. …
WPIAL softball teams learn pitching trumps all in deep playoff runs
By Jason Mackey
Shaler softball coach Skip Palmer was eating breakfast at Eat ‘n Park with his assistant coaches Tuesday morning when talk turned to a topic many …
Greensburg Salem ousted 1 game shy of PIAA championship
By Paul Schofield
MECHANICSBURG — Greensburg Salem’s memorable softball season ended one game shy of the Golden Lions’ dream. Springfield-Delco, the District 1 runner-up, rallied for a 3-2 …
Morgan, Greensburg Salem softball team are thriving in postseason
By Paul Schofield
Greensburg Salem softball coach Jody Morgan admits she’s a little surprised her team has advanced to Monday’s PIAA Class AAA  semifinals. But she’s not complaining. …
HS buzz: Baseball stars set to face off Sunday
By Staff Reports
Many of the area’s top players will take the field at Kelly Automotive Park in Butler on Sunday for the annual WPIAL Baseball Coaches Association All-Star doubleheader. At 1 p.m., a team of Class A all-stars will play a group from Class AA, and the Class AAAA vs. Class AAA …
Late homer seals Greensburg Salem’s PIAA victory over Thomas Jefferson
By Dave Mackall
Greensburg Salem senior Madison Hantz wound up giving herself an early graduation present Thursday, and it’s likely she would have shared it with her teammates …
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 …
Greensburg Salem uses a little luck to advance in PIAA tournament
By George Guido
Greensburg Salem softball coach Jody Morgan doesn’t mind a bit of luck to go with her team’s solid athletic skill. Golden Lions senior Karly Mellinger got an extended at-bat leading off the fourth inning when the Warren first baseman dropped a foul pop up. Mellinger proceeded to smack a double …
Baseball, softball teams look to regroup after WPIAL playoff letdowns
By Jason Mackey
Give Blackhawk baseball coach Bob Amalia a choice, and the decision is easy. WPIAL or PIAA championship? Amalia’s taking the latter. “If you’re out of state and you told someone you won your district, they might think that’s good, but they don’t know how many teams are in your district,” …
Greensburg Salem wins consolation game on wild pitch after EF intentional walk goes awry
By Jason Orfao
Greensburg Salem’s path to the PIAA playoffs was a wild one. The Lions had runners at second and third with one out in the bottom …

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