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Greensburg Salem swimmers preparing for WPIAL meet

By Alex Oltmanns
Several members of the Greensburg Salem girls swimming team are preparing to go up against the WPIAL’s best at the district championship meet Feb. 20-21 ...
Greensburg athletes of the week: Uniontown’s Joe Campbell, Greensburg Salem’s Claire Oberdorf
By Andrew John
Joe Campbell School: Uniontown Sport: Basketball Year: Senior Claim to fame: Campbell, who is averaging 18.3 points per game, scored 25 to lead Class AAA ...
Southmoreland holds off Greensburg Salem in foul-filled contest
By Paul Schofield
The only player Southmoreland couldn’t afford to lose Friday in a foul-filled game against Greensburg Salem was senior Ben Niemiec. Niemiec avoided foul trouble and carried ...
Greensburg Salem bowlers focused on individual succcess
By Andrew John
In the past two seasons, the Greensburg Salem boys bowling team has experienced more individual success compared to the team’s triumphs the two seasons prior. The Golden Lions (2-3), who are in third place in Section 1, haven’t been able to rebound from the departure of the senior class of 2013, ...
Greensburg Salem hockey working through transition period
By Katie Foglia
Change has proven to be the only constant this season for the Greensburg Salem hockey team. In addition to making the jump from the former PIHL Open Division to Class A, the team’s first-year coach, Jason DeTesta, has also implemented a new structure and style of play to the program. “We ...
Upsets reign during Day 1 of Westmoreland County wrestling tournament
By Paul Schofield
There were more upsets than usual during Day 1 of the 62nd annual Westmoreland County Coaches Association wrestling tournament Friday at Franklin Regional. The biggest were ...
Greensburg Salem swimmers prepare for new year
By Alex Oltmanns
For most people, the start of a new year means making a resolution for the next 12 months. The Greensburg Salem swimming team is no different. “I’m actually having my kids sit down and make New Year’s resolutions for the team and for themselves (this) week in practice,” coach Brittany Meyer said. ...
Record-setting Oberdorf plays key role for Greensburg Salem girls
By Ed Phillipps
The Greensburg Salem girls basketball coaching staff had a tough decision to make at halftime of the Golden Lions’ game at Derry on Dec. 22. ...
Greensburg Salem wrestling team hopes early-season success leads to postseason glory
By Kevin Ritchart
The Greensburg Salem wrestling team is in it for the long haul. The Golden Lions have had both dual-match and tournament success in the early ...
Barchetti’s pin rallies Hempfield wrestling team past Greensburg Salem
By Paul Schofield
Hempfield wrestling coach Vince DeAugustine figured Tuesday’s match against rival Greensburg Salem would be tight. He had each team winning five matches, and he considered four ...
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, ...

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