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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 …
Banquet honors top prep players in Westmoreland County
By Paul Schofield
Some of the top student-athletes in Westmoreland County will be honored at the 58th annual awards banquet sponsored by county Judge John J. Driscoll on April 29 at Ferrante’s  Lakeview in Hempfield. The county’s 18 athletic directors, along with the Driscoll committee, reviewed this year’s candidates Thursday and voted on …
Underclassmen play key role in helping Greensburg Salem to WPIAL tournament
By Kevin Lohman
On paper, a 10-3 record would seem to indicate a measure of dominance. However, in the exceptionally tough Section 1-AAA, the Greensburg Salem wrestling team’s …
Greensburg Salem returns 7 starters from championship team
By Kevin Lohman
Last season, the Greensburg Salem softball team toppled opponent after opponent on its way to a 22-3 record and a WPIAL Class AAA championship. This …
High school notebook: Franklin Regional to host East-West game
By Paul Schofield  and Chris Harlan
Franklin Regional football coach Greg Botta, who serves as the WPIAL director for the Pennsylvania Football State Coaches Association, announced Monday that the annual East-West game will be played at 2 p.m. May 4 at Franklin Regional. The game, which rotates sites, features some of the top players in the …
Greensburg Salem grad hopes to lead alma mater’s boys tennis team to postseason
By Mark Emery
Twelve years ago, Christopher Gazze was a senior at Greensburg Salem. Now, he is the boys tennis coach. “Returning to Greensburg Salem was a dream job of mine,” said Gazze, a 2002 graduate who also is a physics teacher and percussion instructor. “Not only getting to teach but to give …
Standout WPIAL pitchers learn importance of changing speed
By Bill West
Blackhawk’s Brendan McKay broke onto the WPIAL baseball scene three seasons ago with a curveball that baffled and two fastball variations that zoomed past all …
New Greensburg Salem soccer coach brings passion to program
By Kevin Lohman
Jaclyn Fawcett always excelled on the soccer field during her playing days. Now, as the newly named coach of the Greensburg Salem girls soccer team, Fawcett is prepared to prove her prowess on the sidelines. Fawcett, a former standout at Penn-Trafford, acted as captain of the girls soccer team at …
Junior high wrestling event hits Hempfield
By Paul Schofield
When Southmoreland High School wrestling coach Ryan Shaw organized the WPIAL Junior High Tournament three years ago, many coaches wanted him to expand it to a state tournament. That will happen Saturday and Sunday at Hempfield High School as wrestling fans will get to see a glimpse of the future …
Scratches shake up 1st day of WPIAL Class AAA Wrestling Championships
By Paul Schofield
The opening night of the WPIAL and PIAA Class AAA Southwest Regional Wrestling Championship is usually uneventful. But the WPIAL wrestling committee was put into …
Greensburg Salem bowlers eye singles success
By Alex Oltmanns
After winning two consecutive WPIBL and Western Regional team championships, the Greensburg Salem boys bowling team has enjoyed a recent string of success. But after losing a group of talented seniors, both the Golden Lions boys and girls teams were faced with somewhat of a rebuilding season in 2014. With …
Greensburg Salem girls wrap up challenging season
By Andrew John
Even though the Greensburg Salem girls basketball team made its third consecutive trip to the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs under coach Janine Vertacnik, this journey …
Kittanning advances, will face No. 1 Blackhawk
By Matt Grubba
Playoff basketball is about matchups, and Kittanning had all the right ones. Emily Klingensmith, Tiffany Montgomery and Emily Knepshield scored 11 points apiece to lead …
South Fayette stymies Greensburg Salem in Class AAA preliminary game
By Paul Schofield
It’s tough to win basketball games when you can’t make shots. Fortunately for South Fayette, it had Nick McKee. The 5-foot-10 junior guard was the only player on the floor for either team to consistently make shots in the first half. This came from a player who hadn’t practiced in …
WCCA Hoopfest set for Saturday
By Staff Report
Eight girls basketball teams will cap off the regular season Saturday at the annual Westmoreland County Coaches Association Hoopfest at Greensburg Salem. Play begins at 2 p.m. with Mt. Pleasant vs. Burrell. Derry plays Jeannette at 3:30, Belle Vernon takes on Greensburg Central Catholic at 5 and Greensburg Salem hosts …
Hempfield, Greensburg Salem, GCC hockey players named to PIHL all-star team
By Andrew John
As the cream of the crop will face off in Sochi for the Winter Olympics, locally, the best of the PIHL will face off in …
Greensburg Salem rallies past upset-minded Southmoreland
By Jason Black
For most of Wednesday’s Section 3-AAA boys basketball game between Southmoreland and visiting Greensburg Salem, the Scotties played like a team that would do everything …
Backyard Brawlz Saturday at Seton Hill
By Staff Report
Seton Hill University will host four boys basketball games and two girls games Saturday as part of the Coaches vs. Cancer Backyard Brawlz. The boys slate of games is Penn-Trafford vs. Greensburg Salem at 2:30 p.m., Jeannette vs. Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic at 4, McKeesport vs. Greensburg Central Catholic at …
Greensburg Salem senior showing scoring prowess
By Alex Oltmanns 11:39 p.m.
The Greensburg Salem boys basketball team finished with a mere four wins last season. Yet, after their Jan. 8 victory over Ligonier Valley, the Golden …
Latrobe wrestling routs Greensburg Salem
By Paul Schofield
A couple of milestones and an upset highlighted Wednesday’s WPIAL Class AAA Section 1B wrestling match between No. 2 Latrobe and No. 10 Greensburg Salem. …
Greensburg Salem basketball great Ray Greene passes
By Paul Schofield
Ray Greene, a star basketball player at Greensburg Salem High School and California (Pa,) University (then State College) passed away Dec. 31. He was 65. Greene played at California from 1968-71, where he scored 1,606 points. He helped the Vulcans to their first Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference title in 1970. …
Greensburg Salem girls handle Southmoreland behind Mellinger, Oberdorf
By Jason Black
After just three wins last season, the Southmoreland girls basketball team has already racked up four victories this season and is showing signs of taking …

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