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Riverhounds Academy produces 19 collegiate players in first ‘graduating class’

By Matt Grubba
For the Riverhounds Academy, Wednesday was graduation day. Nineteen soccer players in the pro team’s academy committed to colleges — the majority Division I schools — on the first day of the NCAA’s signing period, which marks the first full class of a youth program that began with individual and small-group ...
Westmoreland high school athletes of the week: Yough’s Blake Kosor, Derry’s Rachel Garris
By Andrew John
Blake Kosor School: Yough Sport: Basketball Year: Senior Claim to fame: Kosor, who is averaging 19.7 points this season, scored 19 points to lead Yough ...
High-scoring Beers leads Yough boys to 5-0 start in section play
By Alex Oltmanns
Yough boys basketball coach Casey Copeman has coached some of the best players in WPIAL history over the last 20 years. As an assistant coach at Elizabeth Forward, Jeannette and Hempfield, Copeman has been around greats like Steve Swiech, Terrelle Pryor and Kason Harrell. But not even those players accomplished …
Daily News Dynamic 33 football all-star team
By Dave Mackall
From a record-setting touchdown pass to an unpredictable winning streak, Daily News region schools again provided endless storylines during the 2015 high school football season. ...
Yough boys basketball makes progress under 2nd-year coach
By Alex Oltmanns
Casey Copeman’s goal this season for his Yough boys basketball team is simple: he wants it to compete from start to finish. In his second year as the Cougars coach, Copeman knows if his team is able to do that, the rest may take care of itself as Yough attempts to ...
Yough girls working to improve after winless campaign last season
By Alex Oltmanns
Enduring a winless year last season certainly wasn’t easy for the Yough girls basketball team. But with its 0-20 finish in the rear view, the Cougars have their sights set on improvement this year and are optimistic about what lies ahead. “I think it’s pretty much behind them,” assistant coach Nicole Smouse ...
Yough's Evans named athletic director of the year
By Joe Napsha
Yough High School’s athletic director, who has been involved in Yough’s sports since 1993, was honored recently as the top athletic administrator in Western ...
Yough’s Evans earns PSADA honors
By Jeff Oliver
Tom Evans has never hidden the fact that his mentor, not only professionally but personally, has always been former Ringgold and Bethel Park Athletic Director ...
10 area girls named All-WPIAL in soccer
By Jeff Oliver
The 2015 girls’ soccer season not only was a memorable one on the team level for many area schools, but it was a success on ...
Special teams, defense lead Thomas Jefferson over Yough
By Kevin Taylor
No. 7 Thomas Jefferson had run only seven plays on offense by the time it was up 35 points over Yough at the end of the first quarter Friday night. That’s because the Jaguars had their defense and special teams making big plays to put away the Cougars early. Thomas Jefferson ...
Early struggles behind them, Yough girls gain momentum for playoffs
By John Krysinsky
Yough girls soccer will enter the WPIAL playoffs riding momentum. The Cougars struggled early with a handful of new starters and underclassman in the lineup. After going ...
Elizabeth Forward wins seesaw battle over Yough
By David Whipkey
Not many people outside the Elizabeth Forward football program expected much from the Warriors this season. At the midway point of the season, Elizabeth Forward continues to thrive. The Warriors thrilled its home crowd Friday with a 36-33 victory over Yough. “The old EF would have folded,” coach Mike Collodi told his ...
Belle Vernon Area explodes over punchless Yough
By Bill Hughes
One quarter into the Big 10 Conference game between Belle Vernon Area and Yough at James Weir Stadium Friday night, the Leopards were up 7-0. Next ...
38-point 2nd quarter vs. Yough sends Belle Vernon to 4-0 start
By Bill Hughes
One quarter into the Big 10 conference game between Belle Vernon and Yough at James Weir Stadium on Friday night, the Leopards were up 7-0. What ...
Six classes for football?
By Jeff Oliver
Pending approval in October by the PIAA, the football horizon could have a new reshaping as early as 2016. The PIAA has been talking about going to six classifications for football, and it is expected to be voted on Oct. 7 at the PIAA Board of Directors meeting. If the PIAA does ...
Valley Independent roundup: Ringgold rams Yough
By The Valley Independent
If the Ringgold Rams were looking ahead to next week’s Big 10 Conference showdown with West Mifflin, you would have a hard time convincing the ...
West Mifflin uses balanced running attack to beat Yough
By David Whipkey
Before the season, West Mifflin coach Ray Braszo said the Titans needed to establish the run if they had any hopes of earning the Big ...
West Mifflin unfamiliar with Big 10 Conference newcomer Yough
By Dave Mackall
The Big 9 Conference mainly has Yough to thank for turning it into the Big 10 this season, and Yough has made its presence known ...
WPIAL football teams are adjusting to mid-cycle realignment
By Paul Schofield
The WPIAL usually realigns football conferences every two years. But because of the merger of Kittanning and Ford City to form Armstrong High School, the WPIAL ...
Yough goes young after deflating season
By Bill Hughes
When fans show up to Cougar Mountain Friday for Yough’s opener against Albert Gallatin, they are going to see a slew of new players. Yough has ...
Everly steps in as full-time starter under center for Yough
By Bill Hughes
A year ago, the Yough football team went through a winless season as there was a transition in the team’s roster. The Cougars had made ...
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 ...
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