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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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Montour hopes to emerge from competitive Parkway Conference
By Brian Graham
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 …
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, …
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 …
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 attire,” …
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 Roman …
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 …
Franklin Regional to face simliar opponent, Montour, in opening round
By Paul Schofield
There are a lot of similarities between the Franklin Regional and Montour football programs, especially this season. The teams square off in the opening round …
Montour wins WPISL championship
By Ed Phillipps
Montour’s Breanna Dodd was having a rough day in the field Sunday during the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Softball League slow-pitch championship against Bethel Park. First, the senior shortstop was roughed up when she went diving after a fly ball to shallow left-center. She stayed in the game, but in the …
Moon senior RB Blake carries Tigers past Montour
By Justin Criado
After rushing for 343 yards and five touchdowns in last week’s record-breaking performance, Moon’s Cole Blake didn’t disappoint in his encore. The senior rushed for 202 yards on 24 carries and threes scores on Senior Night as the Tigers defeated Montour, 35-21. “He’s been the catalyst,” Moon coach Mark Washington …
Montour clinches 7th straight playoff berth with win over Blackhawk
By Chris Harlan
The faces have changed, but Montour’s postseason streak continues. “Nobody thought we’d be 5-2,” said Montour quarterback Tynen Greer, who threw three touchdown passes Thursday …
Gridiron Grapplers: For many football players, wrestling helps hone their craft
By Jason Mackey
When Brett Zanotto began playing football at Franklin Regional, Panthers coach Greg Botta gave him a few words of advice — and they had nothing …
New Castle uses big plays to rout Montour, 32-13
By Jason Mackey
Montour football coach Lou Cerro made it crystal clear what his team needed to limit during Friday’s Class AAA Parkway Conference game against New Castle: the big play. It didn’t happen. New Castle got several big plays from quarterback  Julian Cox and wide receiver Malik Hooker, picking up chunks of …
Junior RB sparks Central Valley past Montour
By Chris Harlan
Believing his team needed a spark, Central Valley’s Jordan Whitehead provided a powerful one. Whitehead scored two touchdowns in Friday night’s 38-0 victory over Parkway …
High school football notebook: Bishop Canevin finds Week 1 opponent
By Chris Harlan
After searching in Ohio, Maryland and West Virginia, Bishop Canevin found a last-minute opponent in Indiana County to replace Imani Christian Academy. The Crusaders will visit District 6’s United on Saturday afternoon. United had an open date on its schedule when Week 1 opponent Rockwood folded its football program. “They …

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