High school notebook: WPIAL honors scholar-athletes By George Guido
The vastly expanded WPIAL scholar-athlete luncheon Monday included 20 individuals who received $1,000 each in scholarship money to their chosen colleges.
The program honored two or four athletes in its previous 23 years.
Girls receiving scholarships at the Green Tree DoubleTree hotel were Maria Fleck (Mohawk), Madeline Holmberg (Hempfield), Victoria Kocsuta (Montour), ...
Trib Cup: Blackhawk baseball ready for postseason run By Alex Oltmanns
Winning three of its last four regular season games by a lone run, the Blackhawk baseball team appeared ready for the close-natured games that playoff baseball typically brings.
So when first-round opponent Deer Lakes mounted a late three-run rally, the Cougars were well-equipped to close out the game.
After allowing three runs ...
Deer Lakes can’t get big hit against Blackhawk By George Guido
Throughout Blackhawk’s 14-year WPIAL baseball playoff run, the common thread has been pitching.
Even with record-setting pitcher Brendan McKay graduating last year and now turning heads at Louisville, the Cougars are back.
On Tuesday, it was sophomore John Pence who struck out nine Deer Lakes batters in 52⁄3 innings and quelled several ...
Blackhawk hires Lamenza as football coach By Tribune-Review
Blackhawk School Board hired Joe Lamenza as the district’s football coach Thursday night.
Lamenza, who coached at Mohawk the past four seasons, replaces Joe Hamilton, who retired after last season after 39 years and a record of 295-155-8 with the Cougars.
Lamenza also coached at West Mifflin and Slippery Rock High School ...
Trib Cup: North Allegheny, Blackhawk, Seton-La Salle, Vincentian lead winter standings By Alex Oltmanns
More than just a recognition of marquee sports like football and basketball, the Trib Cup tabulates a collection of sports, acknowledging the success of Western Pennsylvania high school athletics.
Entering the home stretch of this year’s prep sports calendar, four schools excelled during the winter season as the top point scorers ...
Gorman: We will miss Omogrosso By Kevin Gorman
Chassidy Omogrosso laughed at the little white lie, the one that has her listed at 5-foot-5 on Blackhawk’s roster.
“I’m a good 5-3½, maybe 5-4,” Omogrosso said with a smile. “I really try not to let my height get to me. If you want to score, you find a way ...
Previewing the PIAA girls basketball tournament By Compiled By bill Hartlep
WPIAL/City League: Norwin (21-4), Penn Hills (16-10), North Allegheny (22-3), Bethel Park (20-5), Pine-Richland (21-5), Obama (16-8).
Around the state: Defending PIAA ...
HS highlight reel: WPIAL releases football schedules, Blackhawk coach honored By Tribune-Review
Armstrong will begin its inaugural football season with a home game Sept. 4 against Class AAA Greater Allegheny Conference foe Hollidaysburg, according to the season schedule the WPIAL released.
The Riverhawks will be comprised of players from the soon to be merged Kittanning and Ford City high schools.
Practices officially begin ...
Gorman: Farewell to a classy coach By Kevin Gorman
Of the zillion questions asked by his granddaughter, Allie, who was writing his autobiography for an English class, one stood out to Joe Hamilton.