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Knoch shuts down Yough, clinches playoff berth

By Doug Gulasy
With numerous playoff scenarios possible entering its game Friday against Yough, Knoch accomplished the one absolute necessity: A victory. Behind its strongest offensive and defensive …
Yough girls advance with overtime win
By Jeff Oliver
Going into the WPIAL Class AA playoffs, Yough girls’ soccer coach Dann Appolonia wondered how his team would react after it gave up its first …
Girls’ soccer sites set
By Tribune-Review
The sites and times have been set for the WPIAL girls’ soccer quarterfinal games on Wednesday. In Class AA, No. 4 seed Belle Vernon Area (16-2-1) will meet No. 5 Montour (17-2-0) 6 p.m. at Baldwin and No. 3 Yough (16-0-2) will take on No. 6 South Fayette (14-4-1) 6 …
Yough soccer coaches hold WPIAL title aspirations
By Dave Mackall
They were Danny and Ronnie while growing up in Monongahela, two young guys who appeared inseparable. Their love for soccer mirrored their devotion to each …
Yough girls ready for ‘second season’
By Jeff Oliver
When Yough hosts Elizabeth Forward at noon Saturday in a WPIAL Class AA first round girls’ soccer playoff game, Lady Cougars coach Dann Appolonia says …
Monessen worn down by AA McGuffey, 3-1
By Jeff Oliver
Monessen found out the difference between Class A and AA soccer Tuesday night. The Greyhounds went to McGuffey for a non-section game and were worn down by the Highlanders, 3-1. The loss was only the second this season for Monessen (14-2-1) as the Greyhounds await their seeding in the upcoming …
Former WPIAL soccer stars leave teams for pro club academies
By Bill West
Enrolled at a fairly large public school near Salt Lake City, Utah, Geoffrey Schuchardt misses the environment he experienced at Sewickley Academy, from the intensive …
Scoreless tie for Yough, BVA
By Jeff Oliver
After 100 minutes of soccer, Belle Vernon Area found out the same thing as every other girls’ team that played Yough this season. You don’t …
Greensburg Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Indiana’s Kyle Grube, Yough’s Hannah Ponitz
By Andrew John
Kyle Grube School: Indiana Year: Junior Sport: Golf Claim to fame: Grube, who has a scoring average of 36.8 strokes per nine holes, shot 77 …
BVA, Yough girls stay unbeaten, near section titles
By Bill Hughes
Belle Vernon Area’s girls’ soccer team moved closer to the Section 4-AA crown with its come-from-behind, 2-1, win at McGuffey Wednesday. The Leopards need one more win to wrap up the section title, but found the going tough against McGuffey (4-6-1, 4-4). “We had the ball in their end but …
Yough girls soccer remains Section 1-AA power with deliberate, defensive style
By Bill West
To move forward as a program, the Yough girls soccer team got used to going backwards with the ball. The Cougars, who claimed their first …
Valley Independent roundup: Yough, Elizabeth Forward, Bentworth fall
By The Valley Independent
It wasn’t the kind of start Yough wanted for the 2014 season. Hollidaysburg rolled up 361 yards on the ground, jumped to a 12-0 first-quarter lead and rolled to a 31-6 victory Friday in a Greater Allegheny Conference opener at Tiger Stadium. “They did exactly what we thought they would …
Talented senior runner, pass catcher Waldron returns to lead Yough
By Ed Phillipps
After leading Yough in rushing and receiving while helping the Cougars to their first playoff win in school history, Clay Waldron knows what he wants …
Yough makes jump to Class AAA Greater Allegheny
By Paul Schofield
One player doesn’t make a football team, but when Tom Sever missed three games during the middle of the 2013 season, Yough struggled. The then-junior …
Yough junior squad ends season with 2 tourney losses
By John Poole
While preparing for the Westmoreland Little League District 2 Junior Championship baseball tournament, the Yough Juniors all-star team had a bright outlook following a 13-2 …
Copeman looks to lead boys basketball resurgence at Yough
By Dave Mackall
Yough basketball fans wondering when the Cougars might return to the glory days of Ben McCauley will have to settle for Casey Copeman for now. “Hey, we won a section title in 1996 when I played,” Copeman said. It was the school’s first and came six years before McCauley was …
Greensburg Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Hempfield’s De’Lorian Day, Yough’s Macy Mularski
By Andrew John
De’Lorian Day School: Hempfield Sport: Track and field Year: Senior Claim to fame: Day, a Seton Hill recruit, finished first in the triple jump (46 …
Greensburg high school athletes of the week: Yough’s Nolan Kosh, Hempfield’s Samantha Orie
By Andrew John
Nolan Kosh School: Yough Sport: Baseball Year: Sophomore Claim to fame: Kosh struck out six batters and walked one in a combined no-hitter for Yough …
Norwin’s Phipps advances to PIAA quarterfinals
By Bill West
HERSHEY — Norwin sophomore 195-pounder Drew Phipps doubled his efforts to improve his conditioning after he returned to wrestling following an injury recovery period that …
South Allegheny wrestler brings his ‘chip’ to Hershey
By Dave Mackall
Now the goal has shifted to the PIAA wrestling podium for South Allegheny junior Seth Hitchens. A state championship probably isn’t within his grasp, though. “We’re both realistic,” South Allegheny coach Tony DiGiorgio said. “We don’t expect him this year to be a state champion. He believes he can place. …
South Allegheny’s Hitchens focuses on his goal
By Bill West
When South Allegheny  junior Seth Hitchens studied the results from his weight class Friday night at the PIAA Class AA  Southwest Regional championships, he noticed …
Bentworth’s Rothka on familiar ground
By Bill West
Bentworth senior Jake Rothka fought his way through a consolation bracket in the PIAA Class AA Southwest Regional championships last season to secure a spot …
Yough’s Phillips commits to WV Wesleyan football
By William S. Zirkle
Yough football standout Shaun Phillips has committed to attend West Virginia Wesleyan College and play for the Bobcats. Phillips signed his commitment letter Feb. 19 …
Norwin swimmer among top seeds at WPIAL championship meet
By Dave Mackall
After taking a year off from the Norwin swim team, Kathryn Painter is back in a big way. The Knights junior enters the WPIAL swimming and diving championships at Pitt as the Class AAA top seed in the girls 500-yard freestyle and 200 individual medley. She is joined by Yough …
Yough sends 2 wrestlers to semifinals
By Staff Report
A pair of Yough wrestlers kept their WPIAL title hopes alive Friday night at the Class AA wrestling championships at Chartiers Valley. Clay Waldron defeated …

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