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HS highlight reel: Top matchups set for PBC Classic

By Bill Hartlep
Twelve boys basketball games are on tap this weekend as part of the Pittsburgh Basketball Club’s MRIE High School Classic at Montour. Saturday’s action includes Montour (10-5) vs. Seneca Valley (6-12) at 5:30 p.m. and Monessen (14-3) vs. Ambridge (9-8) at 7. On Sunday, Jeannette (12-4) plays Seton-La Salle (8-9) ...
Glover’s 27 kills vault West Shamokin to WPIAL title game
By Jerin Steele
Through the first two rounds of the WPIAL playoffs, West Shamokin coach Dan Spencer hadn’t seen his team play its best volleyball. Led by a stellar performance from Katie Glover, the Wolves found their “A” game Thursday night, and with it came a berth in the WPIAL Class AA finals. Glover ...
Highlands girls soccer team knocks off defending champion Montour in first round
By Haley Sawyer
You could hear the Highlands girls soccer team celebrating and shrieking on their bus all the way from midfield. They’re moving forward in the playoffs for the first time in program history. And they’re doing so after taking down 2014 Class AA champion Montour, 2-1, on Saturday. “We had to come in ...
West Allegheny rushes to victory over Montour
By Chris Harlan
West Allegheny says it can run the football 24/7. As in, with Terence Stephens, who wears No. 7, or with Whitney White, who wears No. ...
Several contending WPIAL football teams dealing with key injuries
By Chris Harlan
Each afternoon before practice, Montour coach Lou Cerro visits with maybe the busiest member of his staff. But they don’t talk Xs and Os. They talk sprains ...
Montour girls in unfamiliar territory while defending WPIAL title
By John Krysinsky
The Montour girls soccer team began this season in a place it never has been: as defending WPIAL Class AA champions. Prior to last ...
Montour kicker comes through in win over Central Valley
By Chris Harlan
Montour sophomore Nolan Hutter faced quite a set of circumstances for his first varsity field-goal attempt: A 20-yarder with 57 seconds left in a tied ...
Montour seeks early Parkway edge against Central Valley
By Chris Harlan
In a conference that seems wide open, Montour senior David Haseleu says his team is eager to join the race. The Spartans return much from last ...
High school football notebook: WPNT to televise games this season
By Chris Harlan
At least three separate outlets will televise WPIAL football games this fall. Two are well-known. Root Sports hasn’t yet announced matchups, but it will televise games this season starting in October. Comcast Xfinity, which announced a 12-game schedule, again will make games available through its On Demand feature. The newcomer is ...
Carswell steps in to lead Montour under center
By Chris Harlan
Montour wideout Tyler Carswell had three months to become a quarterback. “It’s a lot of learning and a lot of pressure on me, but I’m ready ...
High school notebook: Baseball standouts showcase their skills for pro scouts
By Staff Reports
A trio of WPIAL baseball standouts are hoping they made a memorable impact last week during their trip to Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla. Union’s ...
Strong pitching carries Knoch baseball team into PIAA semifinals
By Doug Gulasy
Knoch’s PIAA Class AAA quarterfinal game against Montour on Thursday followed a familiar and successful script. Behind yet another strong pitching performance — this time ...
Montour shuts out Cathedral Prep
By Staff Report
Montour earned its rematch. The Spartans scored a run in the third inning and added another in the seventh to earn a 2-0 win over Cathedral Prep in the PIAA Class AAA baseball first round at Ainsworth Field in Erie. Billy Krull and Adam Check had RBIs, and Brian ...
Junior Stobert helps No. 2 Knoch reach WPIAL title game for 1st time
By Doug Gulasy
The WPIAL’s new baseball playoff format forced Knoch to use No. 2 pitcher Alex Stobert in its WPIAL semifinal game Wednesday. Then again, with the ...
Errors prove costly as Montour upsets West Mifflin
By Dave Mackall
Montour played small ball to near perfection Tuesday and came away with an 8-2 upset of No. 3 West Mifflin in a WPIAL Class AAA ...
HS highlight reel: PBC Classic set for Sunday at Montour
By Tribune-Review
A busy day of basketball is scheduled for Sunday at Montour High School, the site of this year’s Pittsburgh Basketball Club High School Classic. Some of the area’s top boys teams will participate. The lineup includes: Ambridge vs. Avonworth at noon, Plum vs. Seneca Valley at 1:30 p.m., Monessen vs. ...
Gorman: Celebrating Western Pa.’s hoops history
By Kevin Gorman
John Giammarco has the unenviable mission of being a basketball enthusiast in a football town. What used to be a source of frustration begat his best and busiest weekend of the year. Giammarco’s Pittsburgh Basketball Club celebrates the region’s rich hoops history with a Hall of Fame banquet Saturday at the ...
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 ...
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