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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 …
‘Very green’ Mt. Pleasant boys tennis team looks to improve
By Jason Black
After not qualifying for the WPIAL playoffs last season, the Mt. Pleasant boys tennis team will be looking for a bounce-back season in 2014. However, …
Elizabeth Forward smothers Mt. Pleasant in PIAA Class AAA 2nd-round game
By Dave Mackall
Elizabeth Forward and Mt. Pleasant were informed earlier in the day that the site of their PIAA Class AAA girls basketball playoff game was being …
Greensburg Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Latrobe’s Luke Pletcher, Mt. Pleasant’s Elaina Fearer
By Andrew John
Luke Pletcher School: Latrobe Sport: Wresting Year: Sophomore Claim to fame: Pletcher (43-0, 82-4), the defending state champion, used a takedown in overtime to edge …
Mt. Pleasant girls hope lessons learned pay dividends in rematch with EF
By Jason Black
Even at this late stage of the season, the members of the Mt. Pleasant girls basketball team are still learning about their own identity as …
After long layoff, Frazier, Mt. Pleasant girls set for PIAA tournament
By Jason Black
By the time the Mt. Pleasant and Frazier girls basketball teams take the court Saturday for PIAA first-round games, a full two weeks will have …
Spring teams make most of indoor time to start season
By Jason Black
Although the snow and cold temperatures say otherwise, Monday was the start of spring — at least when it comes to high school sports. Monday …
Southmoreland’s Griffiths turns table on rival at regionals
By Bill West
JOHNSTOWN — During the PIAA Class AA Southwest Regional Championship’s Parade of Champions on Saturday evening, three WPIAL champs — Jefferson-Morgan’s John Demaske, South Park’s …
Southmoreland’s Griffiths hopes to break through in semifinals
By Bill West
For a third time in as many seasons, Southmoreland’s Austin Griffiths advanced to the semifinals of the PIAA Class AA Southwest  Regional Championships on  Friday …
Geibel sophomore Emily Zimcosky wins another gold in record-setting time
By Alex Oltmanns
Entering Friday’s WPIAL Class AA swimming championships, Emily Zimcosky was not resting on her laurels. After setting a WPIAL record in the 50-yard freestyle one day earlier, the Geibel sophomore again etched her name into the league record books by winning the 100 freestyle in 50.75 seconds at Pitt’s Trees …
Class AA Southmoreland, Mt. Pleasant grapplers one step from states
By Jason Black
It’s been a long and grueling season for the Class AA wrestlers still competing. The relentless challenges don’t get easier, but there is an end …
Mt. Pleasant well-represented at WPIAL swim meet
By Jason Black
Fans attending the WPIAL Class AA swimming championships will find a slew of Mt. Pleasant athletes. Fourteen Mt. Pleasant swimmers will take part in the …
Southmoreland gets 3 silver medals at WPIALs
By Bill West
Black and red are the primary uniform colors for Southmoreland’s wrestlers, but silver has become a familiar addition to the look for several Scotties — …
Mt. Pleasant girls learn lesson against No. 1 Blackhawk
By Justin Criado
After a thrilling come-from-behind victory over Belle Vernon in the WPIAL Class AAA first round, Scott Giacobbi and his Mt. Pleasant squad knew drawing top-seeded Blackhawk would be the toughest test yet. “We saw this an opportunity,” Giacobbi said. “We tried to take advantage of that.” Try as they did, …
Mt. Pleasant, Frazier relish opportunity to play top teams
By Jason Black
The Mt. Pleasant and Frazier girls basketball teams were able to win a first-round WPIAL playoff game this week. However, for the Vikings and the …
Mt. Pleasant can’t match Chartiers Valley’s firepower, loses in WPIAL playoffs
By Jason Black
Although they were up against the top seed in the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs, the Mt. Pleasant boys basketball team showed no signs of being …
Mt. Pleasant, Southmoreland among local teams affected by winter realignment
By Staff Reports
The WPIAL has announced its realignment plans for winter sports teams, effective for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons. In boys basketball, Mt. Pleasant and Southmoreland will remain in Section 3-AAA, however, Laurel Highlands and Uniontown will move to Section 4-AAA. The teams replacing the Raiders and Mustangs are Indiana, Kittanning …

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