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Previewing the PIAA soccer championships

By Bill West
CLASS AAA BOYS Peters Township vs. Great Valley When: 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Hersheypark Stadium Records: PT: 21-2; GV: 19-5-2 How they got here: WPIAL champ ...
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Winchester Thurston’s Mathieu Lebiere, Montour’s Aryana Jones
By Robert Stinner
Mathieu Lebiere School: Winchester Thurston Year: Senior Sport: Goalkeeper Claim to fame: Lebiere made several key saves, including the title-winning stop in a 1-0 shootout ...
Montour’s long shots lead to WPIAL Class AA girls soccer title
By Bill West
In a manner that fit with its program history, Montour leaned on long shots to claim its first WPIAL girls soccer championship Saturday at Highmark ...
Mars rides Rinaman’s 6 TDs to win over Montour
By Chris Harlan
Mars coach Scott Heinauer was the only person excited about Friday’s cold, rainy forecast. Well, him and maybe his fullback. “This weather helps us,” said Heinauer, ...
Previewing the WPIAL soccer championships
By Bill West
CLASS AAA BOYS No. 1 Upper St. Clair vs. No. 3 Peters Township When: 8:15 p.m. Friday Records: Upper St. Clair (19-0-1), Peters Township (17-2) How ...
Unfamiliar schemes a challenge for Mars, Montour coaches
By Bill West
Mars coach Scott Heinauer and Montour coach Lou Cerro both spoke as if they’d studied film footage from an alien encounter rather than reviewed each ...
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: West Allegheny’s Collin Wurst, Montour’s Jane Schleicher
By Brian Graham
Collin Wurst School: West Allegheny Year: Senior Sport: Soccer Claim to fame: Wurst netted a hat trick and helped the Indians cruise to an 8-0 ...
Freeport girls rally past Montour to reach WPIAL volleyball semifinals
By Doug Gulasy
The Freeport girls volleyball team found itself behind in the early stages of each set during its WPIAL quarterfinal matchup against Montour, but the Yellowjackets ...
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Q&A: Montour’s David Haseleu
By Bill West
Montour junior David Haseleu makes no effort to hide or obscure his diminutive stature. While players elsewhere in the WPIAL add pounds and inches to ...
Freeport falls prey to Montour firepower
By Matt Grubba
Freeport’s stay in the WPIAL girls soccer playoffs was short, but its coaches hope it also was meaningful. Victoria Kocsuta scored four goals, and Jane Schleicher had two to lead No. 5 Montour to a win at home over the 12th-seeded Yellowjackets, 8-1, in the WPIAL Class AA first round Saturday. Kemper ...
Trib Cup: Montour volleyball motivated by championship goals
By Brian Graham
Kirsten Burkes never has to worry about motivating her players to show up ready and prepared on game day. The first-year Montour girls volleyball coach found out from Day 1 that her new Spartans were motivated and ready to help build toward a championship. “The girls on this team have the ...
West Allegheny extends WPIAL winning streak to 26 games in victory over Montour
By Wes Crosby
It wasn’t easy, but the West Allegheny Indians extended the longest winning streak in the WPIAL to 26 games. West Allegheny (5-0, 5-0), ranked first in Class AAA, used a late touchdown to push past the No. 8-ranked Montour Spartans (3-2, 3-2) for a 21-14 Parkway Conference win at Thomas J. ...
Quaker Valley girls soccer team searches for consistency
By Gary Horvath
For a few minutes in the first half of the Quaker Valley girls soccer team’s game against Montour last Thursday, it looked like the Quakers’ ...
Seniors lead Central Valley past Montour
By Brian J. Duermeyer
Central Valley produced a familiar script behind its strong senior class and a new high-tempo offense Friday night at Montour’s Thomas J. Birko Stadium: A Class AAA Parkway Conference blowout over the rival Spartans. Led by seniors John George and Jordan Whitehead, the No. 2 Warriors (1-0) surged to a 28-point ...
Montour hopes to emerge from competitive Parkway Conference
By Brian Graham 8:55 p.m.
The highlight of Montour’s 2013 season was a three-game winning streak midway through the campaign. Its low point was ending with a three-game skid that culminated ...
Montour suspends athletic director, equipment manager
By Kevin Gorman
The Montour School District has placed athletic director Lou Cerro and equipment manager Tony Rippole on administrative leave, superintendent Donald Boyer confirmed Monday. Cerro, however, is ...
Elizabeth Forward baseball eliminates Montour in WPIAL playoffs
By Dave Mackall
Right-handed pitcher Luke Padezan and Elizabeth Forward overcame an early two-run deficit Monday and ended Montour’s surprising baseball season, beating the Spartans, 4-3, at West Mifflin to advance to the WPIAL Class AAA quarterfinals. “This was the definition of a nail-biter, I’d say,” said Padezan, whose team fell behind 2-0 in ...
Montour AD expects boys basketball coach to leave for Moon
By Chris Harlan
Montour athletic director Lou Cerro said Saturday he expected boys basketball coach Adam Kaufman to accept a job offer from Moon. Kaufman, a 1997 Montour graduate, coached the Spartans for six seasons, won two WPIAL titles and reached the state final twice.  At Moon, he would replace Jeff Ackermann, who was recently ousted after ...
Cornell, Montour softball teams benefit from Sto-Rox transfers
By Chris Harlan
When her teammates wore blue to softball practice, Cornell junior Shyanne Rippole wore green. It wasn’t a fashion statement. “All I have is Sto-Rox ...
Softball coaches finding keys to championship success
By Gary Horvath
Riverside softball coach Pam McCarty didn’t miss a beat when asked the secret to building a winning program. “If you surround yourself with the right ...
Breaking down the PIAA boys basketball playoffs
By Compiled By Chris Harlan
Class AAAA WPIAL/City League: New Castle (26-0), Hampton (22-4), Kiski Area (17-6), North Allegheny (21-4), Bethel Park (18-6), Allderdice (21-4). Around the state: Philadelphia’s ...
Montour boys looking for more postseason magic
By Brian Graham
The playoffs start in a little over a week, but the Montour boys basketball team has been treating its recent stretch of games as if ...
HS Buzz: WPIAL wrestling Century Club getting crowded
By Staff Reports
Fourteen WPIAL wrestlers entered this season with more than 100 wins. Eight more joined the Century Club before this weekend’s tournaments — Waynesburg’s AC Headlee (101 wins), North Hills’ Jonathan Avon (102), South Fayette’s Grant Fetchet (103), Chartiers-Houston’s Richie McGinnis (106), Canon-McMillan’s Dalton Macri (108), Valley’s Pat Dewitt (108) and ...
McConnell returns from injury, leads Chartiers Valley
By Chris Harlan
Chartiers Valley’s Matty McConnell had 32 points, including 17 in the third quarter of Friday night’s 74-59 victory over Section 5-AAA rival Montour. It was ...
Franklin Regional’s triple threat carries day in win over Montour
By Paul Schofield
Franklin Regional quarterback Charan Singh can be a nightmare for opposing teams. And he was Friday in the opening round of the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs. Singh ...

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