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Gorman: Teams searching for first win

By Kevin Gorman
They didn’t circle this date on the calendar before the season, but four WPIAL football teams realize it might be their best — and only — chance at getting one in the win column. There are 13 teams in the WPIAL that are winless entering Week 8. There should be ...
Tri-State meet offers test for area’s elite cross country runners
By Paul Schofield
The hill near the two-mile mark at the Cal (Pa.) cross country course can make or break a runner. It’s steep and long. Mt. Lebanon senior ...
Frazier’s Marteny, Brownsville’s Vance win Fayette Co. cross country titles
By Jason Black
A late surge to a title and the realization of a long-term goal were just some of the highlights from the Fayette County cross country ...
Daily Courier Q&A: Uniontown’s Christian Forsythe
By Jason Black
It has been a tough season for Uniontown. Heading into Week 6, the Red Raiders are still searching for their first win, and coach John ...
Uniontown boys, Ringgold girls secure team titles at section cross country meet
By Jason Black
Titles, course records and trophies were up for grabs when cross country teams from Connellsville, Laurel Highlands, Uniontown, Albert Gallatin and Ringgold converged Tuesday on ...
No letdown for Belle Vernon in blowout of Uniontown
By Jeremy Sellew
Belle Vernon Area head coach Matt Humbert’s biggest fear was his team having a letdown after last week’s big conference win over Thomas Jefferson. He didn’t ...
No. 5 Ringgold runs through Uniontown to move to 2-0
By Rick Bruni
Coming off a signature win last week over Thomas Jefferson, some feared Ringgold would suffer the inevitable letdown. But the only letdown Friday in the Rams’ 41-20 victory over host Uniontown was a lack of resistance in a WPIAL Class AAA Big 10 game at Bill Power Stadium. The No. 5 Rams ...
West Mifflin holds off Uniontown in Big 10 showdown
By Dave Stofcheck
It might take a while for John Fortugna to get over Friday night’s 13-7 home loss to West Mifflin. The longtime Red Raiders coach knows his ...
Uniontown’s Washington poised to have breakout season
By Dave Stofcheck
John Fortugna can’t stop singing the praises of running back Ariene Washington. The Uniontown coach will even go as far as bringing up former Red ...
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 11:37 p.m.
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 ...

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