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Bilinsky excited for role as Mt. Pleasant athletic director

By A.J. Panian
As Mt. Pleasant’s new athletic director, Allan Bilinsky said he understands the district’s standard of sporting excellence. “You see ‘MP,’ you know it’s Mt. Pleasant,” said ...
Mt. Pleasant tandem falls in PIAA quarterfinals
By Staff Report
The Mt. Pleasant doubles tandem of Noah Cenkner and Alex Temple started out well before bowing out of the PIAA Class AA doubles tournament Friday at Hershey Racquet Club. Playing as the third-place team from the WPIAL, Temple, a senior, and Cenkner, a junior, began the state tournament with a 6-4, ...
Connellsville’s Wiltrout sets WPIAL championship record in javelin
By Jason Black
One week after breaking a national high school record in the girls javelin with a throw of 185 feet, 8 inches, Connellsville sophomore Madison Wiltrout ...
Mt. Pleasant softball storms past Highlands in WPIAL playoff game
By Jason Black
Falling behind by three runs in the first inning was not how the Mt. Pleasant softball team planned to start the playoffs. However, after a ...
Three Connellsville-area teams qualify for softball playoffs
By Jason Black
On Thursday, the WPIAL released its softball playoff pairings, and the members of three local teams now know the path they must take in order to win a championship. Frazier, Southmoreland and Mt. Pleasant all qualified for the postseason, and each team will be in action next week. Mt. Pleasant (7-10) will ...
Penn-Trafford softball scores 11 runs in a row, pounds Mt. Pleasant
By Jason Black
Mt. Pleasant softball coach Lauren Shaheen likes to use games her team plays as a learning tool. Friday’s nonsection game against visiting Penn-Trafford offered her ...
Mt. Pleasant, Frazier seniors to play in Roundball Classic
By Jason Black
When Mt. Pleasant’s Alexa Szelong and Frazier’s Cassidy Guiser walked off the court at the end of the 2014-15 high school basketball season, both seniors ...
Mt. Pleasant’s Cenkner looking for WPIAL tennis success
By Jason Black
Noah Cenkner was one set win away from claiming the Section 1-AA individual boys tennis championship at Greensburg Racquet Club last week. But that’s when ...
Southmoreland softball remains unbeaten after win over Mt. Pleasant
By Jason Black
For the first three innings of Thursday’s Section 4-AAA softball game between Mt. Pleasant and visiting Southmoreland, everything went the way of the home team. ...
Mt. Pleasant baseball team hopes to win with pitching
By Dave Stofcheck
Coach Tom Hudzema believes his Mt. Pleasant baseball squad’s strength lies in a deep, talented group of starting pitchers. The Vikings will compete in Section ...
Nominees announced for Westmoreland County Scholar-Athlete awards
By Paul Schofield
Westmoreland County Senior Judge John J. Driscoll can still see Atlanta Braves’ first baseman Sid Bream sliding home to defeat the Pirates in the 1992 National League Championship Series. It was gut-wrenching loss for him and many Pirates fans. The manager of that Pirates team, Jim Leyland, who also managed ...
Connellsville baseball wins W.Pa. opener after Southern trip
By Jason Black
Following a successful spring trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C., the Connellsville baseball team remained hot in their first game of the season in Western Pennsylvania. The ...
Mt. Pleasant track teams full of confidence
By Jason Black 7:13 p.m.
As with most local spring sports teams, the members of the Mt. Pleasant track program have had to battle the elements in an effort to ...
New section will be a test for Mt. Pleasant boys tennis team
By Dave Stofcheck
If you follow the Mt. Pleasant boys tennis team, it shouldn’t take long to spot a few key changes heading into Section 1-AA play. After serving as a longtime assistant under Tony Splendore, Matt Gross has taken over as head coach. He will be tasked with guiding the Vikings through ...
Young Mt. Pleasant lineup features promising prospects
By Jason Black
In her second year as coach of the Mt. Pleasant softball team, Lauren Shaheen can’t help but be excited about the future of the program. ...
Laurel Highlands boys team posts strong start at PIAA meet
By Doug Gulasy
Logan Knoyer was just hoping for a spot in the championship finals on the first day of the PIAA swimming championships, but the Laurel Highlands junior did better than that. Knoyer finished fourth in the boys 50-yard freestyle, earning his first career state medal, at the PIAA Class AA meet Wednesday ...
Mt. Pleasant swim duo’s hard work pays off with PIAA berths
By Jason Black
Mt. Pleasant senior Fallon Nelson and sophomore Cole Dombrosky had different reasons to succeed during swim season. And while their sources of inspiration may ...
Mt. Pleasant 4-sport athlete enjoys unusual part-time job
By Les Harvath
Like many high school-aged football fans, Mt. Pleasant Area senior Greg Holzer watched the Steelers-Ravens Jan. 3 first-round playoff game at Heinz Field intently. ...
Heavyweights Beistel, Beattie to meet for PIAA title
By Paul Schofield
HERSHEY — It had been 15 years since Southmoreland had a shot at winning a PIAA wrestling championship. That streak ended Friday as junior heavyweight Jacob ...
Mauro, Beistel, Kenney get through tough 1st round in Hershey
By Paul Schofield
HERSHEY — Connellsville junior heavyweight Louis Mauro and Southmoreland junior heavyweight Jacob Beistel grabbed their stomachs during their respective first-round matches at the PIAA ...
Southmoreland, Mt. Pleasant wrestlers look forward to states
By Jason Black
The Southmoreland and Mt. Pleasant wrestling teams experienced their share of success during the team portion of the season, and that success has carried over ...
Southmoreland freshman Griffiths aims to take heed of brother’s advice
By Jason Black
Before he was old enough to be a high school wrestler, Southmoreland freshman Tyler Griffiths spent plenty of time watching older brother Austin Griffiths compete ...
Southmoreland, Mt. Pleasant wrestlers chase PIAA berths
By Jason Black
The high school wrestling season can be a long and grueling process, but at this time of year, fatigue gives way to determination as the ...
Mt. Pleasant, Southmoreland send 7 each to Southwest Regional
By Paul Schofield
Mt. Pleasant wrestling coach Zack Sheridan and Southmoreland coach Ryan Shaw were pleased with their teams’ performances Saturday in the WPIAL Class AA championships at ...

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