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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 …
Greensburg Tribune-Review Athletes of the Week: Elizabeth Forward’s Matthew Bernadowski, Greensburg Salem’s Courtney McQuaide
By Andrew John
Matthew Bernadowski School: Elizabeth Forward Sport: Track and field Year: Senior Claim to fame: Bernadowski finished second Sunday in the PIAA Class AAA track and …
Greensburg Salem softball squanders chances in semifinals
By Andrew John
When Greensburg Salem lost to Thomas Jefferson in the semifinals of the WPIAL Class AAA softball playoffs last week, the Golden Lions were silent. Thomas …
Late homer ignites Thomas Jefferson in upset of defending champ Greensburg Salem
By Jason Mackey
Kyla Prickett might not have felt the ball hit her bat. But her leadoff solo home run in the seventh inning of a WPIAL Class …
Catcher’s late-game heroics lead Greensburg Salem to comeback win
By Jason Mackey
As the Greensburg Salem softball team’s catcher, sophomore Lauren McLaughlin’s top two priorities are to handle pitcher Melissa Wagner and direct the Golden Lions’ defense. …
Breaking down the WPIAL softball playoffs
By Bill Hartlep
Class AAAA DEFENDING CHAMPION  Canon-McMillan THE FAVORITE Canon-McMillan has averaged more than 11 runs per game and if the bats continue to produce — the …
Greensburg Salem baseball holds out hope for playoff berth
By Brian Graham
The Greensburg Salem baseball team’s playoff hopes are hanging by a thread. Heading into the week, the Golden Lions were in fifth place in Section 2-AAA at 3-5 (3-9 overall), but still only one game behind Derry for the section’s final playoff berth. Coach Bill Wisniewski knew his team would …
Greensburg Salem junior makes strong recovery
By Paul Schofield
Greensburg Salem softball coach Jody Morgan said that junior shortstop Claire Oberdorf amazes her on a consistent basis. This comes after Oberdorf injured her right …
Kiski Area’s Kennedy hits stride at WCCA track meet
By Paul Schofield
Kiski Area senior Brent Kennedy didn’t compete during cross country season last fall. A stress fracture in his tibia kept him sidelined from late September …
Greensburg Salem senior jumper has eye on WCCA gold
By Paul Schofield
Simeon Stevens didn’t come out for track during his freshman and sophomore seasons. But when Greensburg Salem coach Bob Lehman approached him during his junior …
Westmoreland County trio setting pole vault standard
By Paul Schofield
Pole vaulters Kelsey Plecenik, Courtney McQuaide and Bridget Guy have a lot in common. Not only are they the top pole vaulters in the WPIAL, …
Greensburg Salem vaulter surprised by record-setting performance at Butler Invite
By Chris Harlan
Greensburg Salem senior Courtney McQuaide’s vault coach set the bar two inches short of 12 feet, but didn’t tell her the exact height. Just clear …
GS track looks to overcome early-season injuries
By Andrew John
Injuries are never a good thing, but when the bug bites a team that lacks the same depth as section rivals team goals quickly turn …
Greensburg Salem baseball to rely on senior leaders
By Kevin Ritchart
Nobody is going to run away with the Section 2-AAA championship, according to Greensburg Salem baseball coach Bill Wisniewski. “Every team will compete,” Wisniewski said. “We’re all capable of knocking each other off.” The Golden Lions finished the 2013 season with an overall record of 7-10 and a 6-6 mark …
Greensburg Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Greensburg Salem’s Lawson Monta, Jeannette’s Nicole Hall
By Andrew John
Lawson Monta School: Greensburg Salem Sport: Track and field Year: Sophomore Claim to fame: Monta, who set the school record in the discus last week …

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