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Greensburg Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Uniontown’s Braden Carei, Belle Vernon’s Kaity Watson

By Andrew John
Braden Carei School: Uniontown Sport: Cross country Year: Senior Claim to fame: Carei finished with a time of 17:57.78 to claim the Fayette County Coaches …
Uniontown seniors claim Fayette County cross country titles
By Kyle Pillar
Good things come in twos, especially when they consist of back-to-back first-place finishes at the Fayette County cross country championships. That’s what Uniontown seniors Jade …
Uniontown going back to basics this season
By Dave Stofcheck
John Fortugna has been running the Uniontown football program for the past two decades, so he doesn’t feel a need to mince words. “If you …
Uniontown’s Perkins transitions from O-line to running back
By Dave Stofcheck
Most offensive linemen know if they do their job correctly, they will live a rather anonymous life. They are the unsung heroes of a successful …
Uniontown going Back  to basics this season
By Dave Stofcheck 8:55 p.m.
John Fortugna is looking to the past in order to brighten Uniontown’s future. The longtime coach of the Red Raiders talked things over with his …
Belle Vernon golfer Lubriani wins Fayette County tournament
By Staff Reports
Many area golf teams officially started the 2014 season by participating in the annual Fayette County Coaches Association Tournament on Friday at Uniontown’s Duck Hollow Golf Club. The top 10 finishers earned all-county honors for the  18-hole event. Leading the field was Belle Vernon’s Mike Lubriani, who finished with a …
WPIAL denies eligibility for 2
By Chris Harlan
The WPIAL board of control denied waiver requests from Central Catholic’s Riley Redman and Burrell’s Zach Kelly on Wednesday, leaving both ineligible for their upcoming senior years. Uniontown’s Rodney Harris was granted his waiver request for attendance issues when the board held hearings in Green Tree, making him eligible. Harris …
Uniontown grads earn college track All-American status
By Bruce Wald 5:18 p.m.
Two Uniontown High School graduates ended their 2014 collegiate outdoor track and field seasons with NCAA Division II All-American honors. Mallory Sanner, a junior at …
Local grads to compete in BeeGraphix Football Classic
By Jason Black
A total of 10 local high school graduates will put on the pads and represent their respective high schools on the gridiron one last time …
WPIAL diamond all-stars compete
By George Guido
The Class AAA all-stars and the Class AA squad came up winners Sunday in the 11th annual WPIAL Baseball Coaches Association doubleheader at Butler’s Kelly Automotive Park. Class AAA 4, Class AAAA 3 — A two-run single by Belle Vernon’s Dylan Pietrantoni drove in Keith Gannon of Mars and Uniontown’s …
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 …
Uniontown qualifies for WPIAL postseason for 1st time since 2002
By Gary Horvath 6:01 p.m.
With the regular season nearing an end, the Uniontown baseball team is heading into unfamiliar territory, but it only seems fitting. The Red Raiders (8-9, 7-5) qualified for the WPIAL playoffs for the first time since 2002, securing a place in the top three of Section 2-AAA before dropping a …
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 …
Farrell uses OT run to down Uniontown
By Ed Phillipps
Uniontown lost a PIAA Class AAA second-round shootout, falling 86-72 to Farrell on Tuesday night at Penn Hills High School. The Red Raiders’ Lyric Ellis …
Breaking down the PIAA boys basketball playoffs
By Compiled By Chris Harlan
Class AAAA WPIAL/City League: New Castle (26-0), Hampton (22-4), Kiski Area (17-6), North Allegheny (21-4), Bethel Park (18-6), Allderdice (21-4). Around the state: Philadelphia’s Roman …
Tuite scores 29 points to lead Chartiers Valley to 4th WPIAL title game in past 5 years
By Chris Harlan
This isn’t the tallest Chartiers Valley lineup or even the most talented in recent years. Yet, for the fourth time in five seasons, the Colts will visit …
Uniontown tops Elizabeth Forward to reach WPIAL semifinals
By Mark Kaboly
Elizabeth Forward coach Gerald Grayson and Uniontown coach Rob Kezmarsky agreed on one thing: Neither team had anything left to give. Elizabeth Forward rallied a …
Uniontown earns first-round win over Ambridge
By Staff Report
Uniontown used a 21-10 advantage in the third quarter to pull away from Ambridge and secure a 66-57 victory in the WPIAL Class AAA first round Tuesday at Bethel Park. Fifth-seeded Uniontown (20-1) will play No. 4 Elizabeth Forward on Friday at a site to be determined. Joe Campbell scored …
Triangular meet gets local swimmers ready for WPIAL championships
By Jason Black
Later this month, the top swimmers and divers from the area will compete in the WPIAL championships. But Monday, some of the finest swimmers and …
Uniontown boys wrap up Section 3-AAA title
By Jason Black
In a season packed with impressive wins, Tuesday’s triumph certainly will be one to remember for the Uniontown boys basketball team. Playing in front of …
Despite realignment, Daily Courier football teams staying put
By Staff Reports
The WPIAL’s Board of Control met Tuesday and released its conference realignments for the next two high school football seasons. Many of the changes were necessitated by changing enrollment figures. However, no local teams were moved from their current conferences. Connellsville will remain in the Quad East, along with Altoona, …
Undefeated Uniontown keeps rolling right along
By Gary Horvath
Since the start of last season, Uniontown has been taking its show on the road. Last season, the Red Raiders finished 17-4, 10-2 in Section …
Shaler’s Schwartz sets course record, defends title at WPIAL championships
By Gary Horvath
Her countless days of training, no matter the weather, have paid off. Shaler junior Brianna Schwartz battled through near-freezing temperatures and ran the best race …
DC Picks: Picks wants to end on positive note
By Last Week 7-0 Season 45-8
DC Picks had a strong performance in Week 8, and he’ll be looking to close the regular season with a bang with another slate of games. Each year, DC Picks likes to keep his losses to less than 10, so he doesn’t have much room for error in Week 9. …
Brashear, Uniontown coaches censured by WPIAL after soccer forfeits
By Jason Mackey
The Canon-McMillan boys soccer team did nothing wrong. That was the WPIAL Board of Control’s ruling following claims to the contrary from Brashear coach Abby Phillips, who questioned the Big Macs’ sportsmanship. Phillips pulled her team off the field 14 minutes, 27 seconds into an away game Sept. 24 and …

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