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Mt. Pleasant girls tennis features new coach, lineup

By Dave Stofcheck
The Mt. Pleasant girls tennis team has a new coach and a new singles lineup. That’s why a season-opening victory was an important morale booster. …
Mt. Pleasant hopes to seize opportunity
By Jason Black
With change comes opportunity, and Mt. Pleasant is dealing with plenty of change as it prepares for the 2014 season. Despite having 18 returning lettermen, …
Mt. Pleasant golfers look to build on big season
By Dave Stofcheck
Last season, the Mt. Pleasant girls golf team was young, but it surpassed expectations and wound up finishing fourth in the WPIAL. That success has …
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. …
Norwin’s J.J. Matijevic named Greensburg Tribune-Review Baseball Player of the Year
By Paul Schofield
PLAYER OF THE YEAR J.J. Matijevic Norwin, senior, shortstop It was quite a senior season for Norwin shortstop J.J. Matijevic. He finished as the WPIAL’s …
After successful coaching careers, Salisbury, Dalton receive hall-of-fame honors
By Jason Black
Tom “Woody” Salisbury and Ed Dalton are two men who have had successful coaching careers on the high school gridiron, and both will be inducted into the Tri-County Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame on Saturday. Salisbury and Dalton will be recognized during halftime of the BeeGraphix All-Star Football Classic, …
Mt. Pleasant track stalwarts prepare for state meet
By Jason Black
A trio of Mt. Pleasant students will look to excel when the best track and field athletes from across the state converge on Shippensburg University …
West Mifflin blanks Mt. Pleasant behind Flore’s gem
By Mark Kaboly
They call her “Satchel.” And it took Mt. Pleasant only a couple of innings to realize why some liken West Mifflin’s Paige Flore to Hall …
Mt. Pleasant softball looking for revenge against West Mifflin in 1st-round matchup
By Jason Black
This year, the Mt. Pleasant softball team qualified for the WPIAL playoffs for the ninth straight season. For first-year coach Lauren Shaheen, it’s a nice …
Local athletes ready to take best shot at WPIAL track and field championships
By Jason Black
The WPIAL individual track and field championships at Baldwin represent the final stepping stone for area athletes looking to advance to the state finals. But …
Mt. Pleasant, Uniontown, Frazier learn softball playoff foes
By Staff Reports
The WPIAL has released its softball playoff pairings, and all area teams will play first-round games at 4 p.m. Thursday. Mt. Pleasant (9-7) finished as the third-place team in Section 4-AAA. The Vikings will play West Mifflin at Gateway High School. The Titans (16-2) are the first-place team from Section …
Lightning halts Mt. Pleasant-Connellsville softball matchup
By Jason Black
The Mt. Pleasant softball team was three outs away from picking up a victory against a Class-AAAA opponent Monday. However, Mother Nature had other ideas. …
Weather delays ultimately may benefit Mt. Pleasant girls track team
By Jason Black
When members of the Mt. Pleasant girls track team came to school Wednesday, they had every intention of going to Mt. Lebanon and beating the …
Senior duo leading Mt. Pleasant softball toward postseason
By Gary Horvath
The Mt. Pleasant softball team has found success this season with a 7-4 start, and it’s clear who has led it. Seniors Paige Hertzog and …
Uniontown softball team hangs tough to avenge loss to Mt. Pleasant
By Jason Black
When the Mt. Pleasant and Uniontown softball teams played at Mt. Pleasant earlier this season, the Vikings thwarted a late-inning rally by the Red Raiders …
Mt. Pleasant’s Donitzen’s high jump prowess could be college ticket
By Jason Black
When staring down a high jump bar, most high school track athletes see an obstacle they need to clear. For sophomore Kadey Donitzen, the high …
Connellsville boys, Mt. Pleasant girls track teams pick up wins
By Jason Black
Despite intermittent rain showers for much of the afternoon, athletes for Connellsville, Mt. Pleasant and Belle Vernon were able to shine in a Section 2-AAA …
Mt. Pleasant softball team rocks South Park
By Jason Black
In Thursday’s nonsection softball game between Mt. Pleasant and South Park, the Vikings and the Eagles had plenty of opportunities to score runs. The difference …
Greensburg Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Hempfield’s Joey DeFloria, Mt. Pleasant’s Paige Hertzog
By Andrew John
Joey DeFloria School: Hempfield Sport: Baseball Year: Senior Claim to fame: DeFloria, who has three doubles and a home run with six RBIs, collected a double and three RBIs for Hempfield (5-0, 2-0) in a 16-5 win over Kiski Area in Section 2-AAAA action on April 1. DeFloria, a Bucknell …
Trio of Connellsville-area players set to showcase skills in Roundball Classic
By Jason Black
The 2014 Roundball Classic will have a local flavor to it as several area seniors will compete in the annual event that brings some of …
Mt. Pleasant softball coming together under new coach
By Dave Stofcheck
Mt. Pleasant has a new softball coach, but the Vikings will have a familiar face on the mound this season. “As a first-year coach and …
California routs Mt. Pleasant, 11-0
By Jason Black
Mt. Pleasant baseball coach Tom Hudzema wants the Vikings to get back to the point where winning is expected and becomes a common occurrence. A …
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 …
Experienced Mt. Pleasant baseball team has high expectations
By Dave Stofcheck
After a brief absence from the  WPIAL playoffs, the Mt. Pleasant baseball team is counting on seven returning starters to lead it back to the …
Mt. Pleasant track team believes it has benefited from experience
By Dave Stofcheck
Last year’s move to Class AAA left Mt. Pleasant track and field coach Shawn Thompson feeling like the new kid on his first day at …

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