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Young Uniontown football team hopes to grow

By Dave Stofcheck
John Fortugna will have to be patient with the Uniontown football team. According to Fortugna, the Red Raiders may start as many as seven sophomores as ...
Athletes set 6 meet records at Fayette County championship
By Jason Black
It was a record-setting day for area athletes competing in the annual Fayette County Track Coaches Association Championship Meet on Saturday at Laurel Highlands. Six meet ...
Defending state champ Wiltrout shines in loss to Uniontown
By Jason Black
With county meets, invitationals, and WPIAL and PIAA championships coming up over the next two months, there are plenty of big track and field meets ...
Uniontown diver places 8th at PIAA championship
By Doug Gulasy
LEWISBURG — Uniontown’s Braden Carei didn’t just end his high school diving career Thursday, he also got to close the PIAA Class AA boys diving competition. Diving last in the finals, Carei picked up his first state medal by placing eighth in the diving championships at Bucknell University’s Kinney Natatorium. “I came ...
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 ...
Mars diver Hockenberry captures WPIAL title with record score
By Karen Price
Mars sophomore Taylor Hockenberry is no longer a rising star in WPIAL Class AA diving. On Wednesday, she established herself as the one to beat for ...
Swimmers brace for WPIALs after LH sweeps tri-meet
By Jason Black
It’s not officially called the Fayette County Meet, but when the Connellsville, Laurel Highlands and Uniontown swim teams get together for their annual tri-meet, you ...
Uniontown rebounds from loss to outlast Steel Valley
By Dave Mackall
Apparently, that Saturday matinee loss at home to West Mifflin didn’t sit well with Uniontown, so the Red Raiders did something about it Tuesday night ...
Greensburg athletes of the week: Uniontown’s Joe Campbell, Greensburg Salem’s Claire Oberdorf
By Andrew John
Joe Campbell School: Uniontown Sport: Basketball Year: Senior Claim to fame: Campbell, who is averaging 18.3 points per game, scored 25 to lead Class AAA ...
Steel Valley puts end to Uniontown winning streak, 85-76
By Dave Mackall
The last time Drew Schifino defeated Uniontown was during a 2000 WPIAL semifinals victory, when he scored 40 points for Penn Hills in a Class AAAA game at Palumbo Center. As Steel Valley’s first-year coach 15 years later, Schifino took the Ironmen into Uniontown on Monday night, and they came away ...
Uniontown boys team looks to add to program’s rich championship history
By Paul Schofield
When opposing teams enter Uniontown’s Abe Everhart Gymnasium, they are greeted by the school’s athletic history. A trophy case to the left displays awards accumulated ...
Uniontown routs cold-shooting West Mifflin
By Dave Mackall
A battle of WPIAL Section 4-AAA co-leaders turned one-sided in a hurry Wednesday night. Jeremy Perkins’ 18 points led a balanced scoring attack for No. 3 Uniontown in a 74-51 rout of cold-shooting West Mifflin, moving the Red Raiders into sole possession of first place. Uniontown (10-1, 5-0) got hot from the ...
WPIAL’s Top 10 football champions of all time
By Tribune-Review
To recognize 100 years of WPIAL football championships, the Tribune-Review selected what it and many within the Western Pennsylvania high school sports community regard as ...
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 ...
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 Bellotti ...
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 don’t ...
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
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 coaches ...
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 1-over-par ...
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
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 Seton ...
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 ...
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 3-AAA. Uniontown ...
Uniontown qualifies for WPIAL postseason for 1st time since 2002
By Gary Horvath
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 pair ...

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