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H.S. Picks catches Bucco Fever

By H.s. Picks
Even though it’s high school football season, H.S. Picks has the Pirates on his mind. Maybe that explains his subpar performance so far. Picks was 33-7 in Week 3, which leaves him 99-21 for the season. At least the Pirates have stayed focused and are currently holding off Milwaukee for …
Greensburg Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Mt. Pleasant’s Zackery Bednar, Norwin’s Maria Santilli
By Andrew John
Zackery Bednar School: Mt. Pleasant Year: Senior Sport: Soccer/football Claim to fame: Bednar netted four goals to lead Mt. Pleasant (3-2, 2-1) to a 5-0 …
Mt. Pleasant boys hoping experience pays off in challenging Section 1-AA
By Dave Stofcheck
Floyd Snyder would like to let you in on a little secret. The Mt. Pleasant boys soccer coach thinks he just may have figured out …
No. 10 Mt. Pleasant uses 4th-quarter outburst to pull away
By Les Harvath
Mt. Pleasant exploded for three touchdowns in a 90-second span early in the fourth quarter to break open a tight Class AA Interstate Conference game to defeat host Derry, 35-7, on Friday night. Trailing 14-7 at the half, Derry took the second-half kickoff and marched from its 20-yard line to …
Mt. Pleasant girls soccer to rely on balanced attack
By Dave Stofcheck
Mt. Pleasant coach Josh Pajak lost one of the WPIAL’s most prolific scorers over the past four seasons when Jordan Toohey graduated in the spring. …
Seneca Valley QB one of several stepping in for injured stars in Week 2
By Bill West
When the Seneca Valley coaching staff told him to get ready to go in at quarterback late in the season opener, junior Corbin Kessler still …
Greensburg Tribune-Review Q&A: Mt. Pleasant’s Trevor Salopek
By Bill West
Mt. Pleasant’s Trevor Salopek averaged 32 yards per catch as a wide receiver during his junior season. A move to running back has hardly reduced …
Mt. Pleasant edges McGuffey in high-scoring affair
By Bill West
Mt. Pleasant senior running back Trevor Salopek used his blistering speed to mesmerize McGuffey’s defense Friday night. Salopek just wished he had some spell that …
H.S. Picks ‘tunes’ up for new season
By H.s. Picks
H.S. Picks, the Tribune-Review ace high school football prognosticator, has been heard around the sports department humming popular songs. When one of his colleagues heard him trying to hum the “Selfie” song, he yelled at Picks to stop. Another writer called out the other writer and told him he was …
Despite key losses, Mt. Pleasant gunning for big season
By Jason Black
There’s no denying the Mt. Pleasant football program lost a lot from last year’s team that won the Interstate Conference championship and advanced to the …
Salopek adds another dimension to Mt. Pleasant football team
By Jason Black
During Mt. Pleasant’s Interstate Conference championship season last year, much of the Vikings’ offensive attack centered around a lethal running game. But when Mt. Pleasant …
Mt. Pleasant golf features experienced lineup
By Dave Stofcheck
Luke Basciano is hoping it won’t take long for his senior-filled lineup to find its way. The first-year Mt. Pleasant boys golf coach has watched …
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 8:55 p.m.
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 9:35 p.m.
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 9:35 p.m.
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 …

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