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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
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 ...
Zimcosky leads successful weekend for Connellsville area swimmers
By Kevin Lohman
Records came tumbling down at the WPIAL swimming championships Friday and Saturday at Pitt’s Trees Pool. The substitution of names atop the record book is not ...
Southmoreland, Mt. Pleasant wrestlers set tone of success at WPIALs
By Jason Black
Southmoreland and Mt. Pleasant wrestlers set a positive tone at the WPIAL Class AA individual championships on Friday at South Fayette. All nine Southmoreland wrestlers advanced ...
Elizabeth Forward girls basketball team eases past Mt. Pleasant, 64-43, in WPIAL 1st round
By Dave Mackall
Elizabeth Forward girls basketball coach Krystal Gibbs doesn’t want to part with her five senior starters just yet. She won’t have to after the Warriors beat ...
Greensburg Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Mt. Pleasant’s Ethan Charlesworth, Ringgold’s Marlena Schmidt
By Andrew John
Ethan Charlesworth School: Mt. Pleasant Sport: Wrestling Year: Senior Claim to fame: Charlesworth (32-6) captured his second section title after pinning McGuffey’s Dillon Richey at 3:20 for the 152-pound title in the Section 2-AA tournament Saturday. Earlier in the season, Charlesworth finished second at the Southmoreland tournament and took third ...
Mt. Pleasant fields 13-swimmer contingent for WPIAL championships
By Jason Black
It has been another strong season for the Mt. Pleasant swim team, and for many members of the squad, the season is not over. Thirteen Mt. ...
Connellsville boys basketball team upends Mt. Pleasant, 53-35
By Jason Black
There were plenty of similarities between the Connellsville and Mt. Pleasant boys basketball teams this season, and the squads ended the campaign with a nonsection ...
Mt. Pleasant girls basketball team trumps Greensburg Salem, 70-64
By Jason Black
The Mt. Pleasant and Greensburg Salem girls basketball teams each boasted a standout performer in Thursday’ Section 3-AAA finale at Greensburg Salem. However, it was ...
Burrell makes statement in victory
By Doug Gulasy
Even as the No. 1 seed in the WPIAL Class AA wrestling playoffs, Burrell felt it had something to prove in its opening match. Consider the ...
Mt. Pleasant girls basketball team defeats Southmoreland, 67-30
By Jason Black
For the Mt. Pleasant girls basketball team to make a nice run in the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs, it likely will need strong performances from ...
Connellsville, Southmoreland, Mt. Pleasant ready for WPIAL wrestling playoffs
By Jason Black
The WPIAL wrestling playoffs represent a chance to compete for a championship. But for Connellsville, Southmoreland and Mt. Pleasant, the postseason also serves as a ...
Connellsville, Southmoreland, Mt. Pleasant learn playoff foes
By Staff Reports
The Connellsville, Southmoreland and Mt. Pleasant wrestling teams will each compete Wednesday in the first round of the WPIAL playoffs. In Class AAA, Connellsville finished as the Section 2 runner-up and will travel to Franklin Regional for a first-round match against West Allegheny, the third seed from Section 4. The winner ...

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