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Yough looks forward to competition in Big 9

By Bill Hughes
Yough lost all nine of its games a year ago and have endured a 10-game losing streak, but that doesn’t mean coach Mark Crovak is ...
Spisak hired to coach Yough baseball
By Paul Schofield
Craig Spisak has been around youth baseball for most of his life. He spent the past 16 years as an assistant baseball coach at Yough (13 years), Belle Vernon (1 year) and Mt. Pleasant (2 years). He also coached football at Yough. Now the 46-year-old West Newton resident, a trooper with the ...
Hempfield’s Ryan named Greensburg Tribune-Review Softball Player of the Year
By Karen Price
Player of the Year Morgan Ryan Hempfield, Sophomore, Pitcher Morgan Ryan was a good pitcher as a freshman, but during her sophomore year the ...
Belle Vernon scores 4 runs in wild 7th inning to capture WPIAL title
By Jeremy Sellew
After two less-than-stellar at-bats earlier in the game, Belle Vernon senior Emily Frederick sat alone in the dugout collecting her thoughts knowing her time would ...
Breaking down the 2015 WPIAL softball championships
By Bill Hartlep
Breaking down the 2015 WPIAL softball championships Class AAAA Hempfield vs. North Allegheny 7 p.m. Thursday, Cal (Pa.) No. ...
Late explosion carries Yough to finals
By Bill Hughes
All season, Yough’s offense picked up as games went on and its lineup got a second look at pitchers. That’s exactly what happened at Cal U’s ...
Yough, Frazier advance to semifinals in softball
By The Valley Independent
Second-seeds Yough and Frazier both advanced to the semifinals in Class AAA and Class A softball playoffs, respectively, with contrasting wins on Tuesday. The Cougars (16-3) picked up their ticket to the semifinals with an 8-3 win over Blackhawk while the Commodores (14-1) completed their suspended game against Greensburg Central Catholic ...
Not its ‘A-game,’ but Yough still wins, 8-4
By Bill Hughes
With so many young players, it was understandable that Yough coach Dutch Harvey expected his second-seeded team to be nervous. After all, he starts three juniors, ...
Softball strikeout specialists prove to be game changers in WPIAL
By Bill Hartlep
It wasn’t long ago that a talented pitcher led Yough to a WPIAL softball championship. With a mix of power and finesse, Nicole Sleith struck out ...
3 from Ringgold, Yough tabbed as WPIAL Top 20 Scholar Athletes
By Bruce Wald
Ringgold High School standout student-athletes Kirsten McMichael and Jake Gerard and Yough High School’s Theresa Merlino were recently announced as WPIAL Top 20 Scholar Athletes for 2015. The WPIAL Scholar Athlete program recognizes male and female student athletes who will graduate in 2015 and have been outstanding in athletic achievement, academic ...
Yough’s pitcher-catcher combo carries Cougars to 6-0 start in Section 4-AAA
By Karen Price
Every good pitcher is made even better by a good catcher, and that certainly seems to be the case when it comes to Yough softball’s ...
Greensburg Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Yough’s Shane Fajt, Ligonier Valley’s Jasmine Connor
By Andrew John
Shane Fajt School: Yough Sport: Baseball Year: Junior Claim to fame: Fajt double twice and drove in three runs to lead Yough (5-2, 1-2) to ...
Kittanning baseball finally plays at home field, edges Yough, 3-2
By Matt Grubba
A 24-day wait to play its first home game was worth it for the Kittanning baseball team. Nash Matson scored from third base on a wild ...
Southmoreland softball team takes step back after loss to Yough
By Jason Black
Monday’s softball game between Southmoreland and visiting Yough featured the two teams at the top of the Section 4-AAA standings as the season nears the ...
Greensburg Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Latrobe’s Jared Kollar, Yough’s Macy Mularski
By Andrew John
Jared Kollar School: Latrobe Sport: Baseball Year: Sophomore Claim to fame: Kollar went 3 for 4 with a double, two RBIs ...
Yough juniors finish strong at state meet
By Doug Gulasy
LEWISBURG — A school without a pool still had a strong showing at the PIAA Class AA swimming and diving championships. Yough juniors Jessica Cochran and Madison Nestor each advanced to the consolation finals Thursday at Bucknell University’s Kinney Natatorium. Cochran finished 11th in 59.73 seconds in the 100-yard backstroke, ...
Yough’s Cochran places 4th at PIAA swimming championships
By Doug Gulasy
Jessica Cochran was dancing at the beginning and the end of the first day of the PIAA swimming championships. The Yough junior earned her first state medal, placing fourth in the girls 100-yard butterfly in the PIAA Class AA meet Wednesday at Bucknell’s Kinney Natatorium. She celebrated with an impromptu dance to ...
Norwin’s Phipps returns to PIAA Class AAA wrestling semifinals
By Bill West
Norwin junior 195-pounder Drew Phipps (39-1) continued to showcase his evolution on the mat as he secured a return trip the PIAA Class AAA semifinals ...
Yough’s Sever qualifies for PIAA tourney
By Jason Black
Yough senior wrestler Tom Sever has plenty of motivation to have a strong showing at the PIAA Class AA Southwest Regional Championships. Sever, who joined the ...
Daily News spotlight athletes: Thomas Jefferson’s Dom Devine, Yough’s Jessica Cochran
By Robert Stinner
Dom Devine School: Thomas Jefferson Class: Junior Sport: Wrestling Claim to fame: Devine (31-6) recorded two pins and a 10-4 victory over Justin Mansberry of ...
Norwin’s Painter defends both her WPIAL swimming titles
By Doug Gulasy
Kathryn Painter’s tiredness didn’t set in until after she defended one of her WPIAL Class AAA swimming titles for the second straight day. The Norwin senior ...
Greensburg Central Catholic’s Uhrin claims WPIAL gold in butterfly
By Kevin Lohman
After capturing a bronze medal at last season’s meet, Greensburg Central Catholic swimmer Brian Uhrin entered this season’s WPIAL Class AA championships hunting for gold. On ...
Evans keeping Yough in limelight as AD
By Jeff Oliver
Yough Athletic Director Tom Evans learned from one of the best when it comes to being an AD. Evans watched his good friend Paul Zolak closely ...
West Shamokin boys basketball punches playoff ticket
By Matt Grubba
West Shamokin got itself back on track and back into the playoffs. Zac Horner scored 17 points, Scott Przybysz had 13 and Jake Hough added 12 to send the Wolves to a playoff-clinching 58-43 win over Yough in Section 3-AAA play Tuesday at West Shamokin. The win snaps a three-game losing streak ...
Yough happy to be out of the Greater Allegheny
By Jeff Oliver
A year ago, Yough’s football team faced culture shock on multiple levels. Not only were the Cougars kicked up from Class AA to AAA, but they ...

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