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Greensburg Salem’s Oberdorf on early-season scoring binge

By Alex Oltmanns
Five games into the 2014-15 season, it’s evident whom opposing teams are going to have to game plan against when preparing to play the Greensburg Salem girls basketball team. With 41, 28 and 35 points in her first three games, respectively, Golden Lions senior Claire Oberdorf is off to a torrid ...
Pair of losses help Greensburg Salem boys gain experience
By Alex Oltmanns
After starting its season in the Hempfield tournament with a pair of games over the weekend, the Greensburg Salem boys basketball team knows what it’s ...
Hempfield boys basketball team subdues Greensburg Salem, 63-37
By Paul Schofield
Hempfield boys basketball coach Bill Swan probably hadn’t felt nervous before a game in a long time. But after not coaching at Hempfield for the past ...
Greensburg Salem football works through growing pains
By Andrew John
A record may indicate how a team fared during the season, but it doesn’t tell the complete story. That was the case for the Greensburg Salem football team this year. The Golden Lions (3-6, 2-6) finished eighth in the Greater Allegheny Conference but were able to make significant strides in the ...
Greensburg Salem runner takes 8th at state meet
By Kevin Lohman
Greensburg Salem’s Riley Kwiatowski claimed a top-10 finish at the PIAA Class AA championship meet at Parkview Cross Country Course in Hershey on Saturday, placing eighth out of 210 participants. “She’s very talented, and this year specifically she has become much more confident in her ability,” Greensburg Salem cross country coach ...
GCC boys cross country team makes PIAA meet
By Andrew John
The record-setting season for the Greensburg Central Catholic boys country team continued with a top-three performance at the WPIAL championship at Cooper’s Lake last week. The Centurions collected 123 points — nine ahead of OLSH (132), the fourth-place finisher — to place third at the WPIAL Class A championship Oct. 23. ...
Greensburg Salem girls made strides this season
By Andrew John
Every team’s goal is to make it to the playoffs and hopefully have a deep run with the possibility of winning a championship. The Greensburg Salem ...
Shaler’s Schwartz earns WPIAL cross country 3-peat
By Bill West
By not competing in several major cross country meets this fall, Shaler senior Brianna Schwartz nudged the rest of the WPIAL community to speculate about ...
North Allegheny duo sweeps Tri-State meet
By Paul Schofield
High school cross country teams like to compete in the annual Tri-State Track Coaches Association meet to prepare for the WPIAL championships a week later. Thursday’s ...
Ford City volleyball team earns share of 1st section title by beating Greensburg Salem, 3-0
By Matt Grubba
In the final game on its home floor, Ford City volleyball made sure it will get the banner it wanted to add to the wall ...
Franklin Regional blanks Greensburg Salem to clinch playoff berth
By Les Harvath
Franklin Regional clinched a spot in the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs with a 35-0 win over Greensburg Salem on Friday night at Offutt Field in Greater Allegheny action. No. 8 Franklin Regional (5-2, 5-2) set the tone with a game-opening 77-yard, 18-play drive that chewed up 8:05 of the first ...
Greensburg Salem hockey ready for jump to Class A
By Brian Graham
Jason DeTesta is not a plastic surgeon, but the first-year Greensburg Salem hockey coach is hoping to give the Golden Lions’ program a face-lift this season. The Golden Lions have had success competing in the PIHL Open Division as recently as their first-round playoff berth last season. This year, however Greensburg ...
Mt. Pleasant girls soccer team sprints to victory over Greensburg Salem
By Jason Black
Intermittent rain and soggy playing conditions did little to slow a Mt. Pleasant girls soccer team intent on flying all over the field during Monday’s ...
PIHL teams prepare for life outside Open division
By Bill West
New Baldwin hockey coach Craig Albert recalled that during his days as a Highlanders player in the late 1990s, the team typically started out 0-4. ...
Greensburg Salem wins Hannastown Cup
By Sarah Rebitch
Last weekend, well-known PGA tour professionals played for the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles, Scotland. The weekend prior, a near-equally exciting match took place between rivals Hempfield and Greensburg Salem in a similar format. Alumni from both school districts hit the greens at Hannastown Golf Course for a Ryder Cup-style event, ...
Greensburg Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Hempfield’s Scott Fox, Greensburg Salem’s Mary Markle
By Andrew John
Scott Fox School: Hempfield Year: Senior Sport: Soccer Claim to fame: Fox, who has 11 goals this season, scored three goals to lead Hempfield (5-7, 3-4) to a 9-0 Section 1-AAA win over Albert Gallatin on Sept. 25. Fox’s strongest performance was a four-goal game goal against Albert Gallatin on ...
Brothers pace Indiana past Greensburg Salem
By Bill West
No matter how Greensburg Salem coach Dave Keefer tweaked his defensive schemes, he remained stuck with a problem: What shuts down Indiana’s towering Stapleton tandem? There is no apparent solution. Wide receivers Riley and Dylan Stapleton, a 6-foot-5 senior and 6-4 junior, respectively, allowed the Little Indians (3-2, 3-2) to air ...
Greensburg Salem cross country teams have PIAA aspirations
By Andrew John
The cross country teams at Greensburg Salem are quite different, but the girls and boys squads have the same aspirations of reaching the state meet at the end of the season. The girls (6-5, 1-1 Division I, Section 1-2A) only have six members on the roster, but have three strong runners ...
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 yards ...
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 starters ...
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 No. ...

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