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High school notebook: WPIAL adjusts to accommodate Armstrong merger

By Chris Harlan
To accommodate the Ford City-Kittanning merger, the WPIAL slightly altered four football conferences and will schedule games next season with the City League. The WPIAL Board ...
New Yough boys hoops coach stirring up excitement
By Dave Mackall
An uncharacteristic offseason of workouts and court time for the Yough boys basketball team has stirred some unexpected chatter in the community as the Cougars’ ...
Yough girls basketball team receives boost via returning standout Appolonia
By Dave Mackall
With an already short bench, the Yough girls basketball team gains a familiar face from two years ago at a time when additional players are ...
Leopards, Cougars have 5 named All-WPIAL
By Rick Bruni Jr.
The Belle Vernon Area and Yough girls’ soccer teams may have come up short of a WPIAL title, but both squads this past weekend garnered ...
Yough’s season ends with 7-0 whitewash
By Jeff Oliver
The final score read: South Park 7, Yough 0. Ironic that a season that began in historic fashion with shutouts ended with a shutout on the ...
Plenty on the line for Yough, South Park girls
By Jeff Oliver
Two days ago, there were many who thought Yough and South Park would be meeting in a battle of unbeatens in the WPIAL Class AA ...
Greensburg Tribune-Review athletes of the week: GCC’s Vince Mirigliano, Yough’s Natalie Luppold
By Andrew John
Vince Mirigliano School: Greensburg Central Catholic Sport: Cross country Year: Senior Claim to fame: Mirigliano finished in 10th place with the ...
Big 1st half propels Mars girls soccer team past Yough, 3-0
By Bill West 1:12 p.m.
Yough’s girls soccer team made shutdown defense its claim to fame on the way to an unbeaten regular season. Mars forced the Cougars offense to shoulder ...
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 effort ...
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 p.m. ...
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 WPIAL playoffs. The ...
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 score. But ...
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 had trouble ...
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 section ...
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 do tonight,” ...
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 nose ...
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 a freshman ...
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 ...

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