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Brentwood girls look toward playoffs after ending season on high note

By Jennifer Goga
It’s a real family affair on the Brentwood girls’ basketball team. Head coach Rachel Thomas, assistant coach Jason Livingston and volunteer assistant Ian Dryburg ...
Brentwood boys swim team looking to repeat as section champion
By Jennifer Goga
The Brentwood boys’ swim team is looking to repeat. The Spartans.who started the week with a 2-0 section record and a 5-2 overall mark, have set ...
Brentwood’s Sherry counting down the days to her trip to Amsterdam
By Ray Fisher
Taryn Sherry is anxiously waiting for the New Year. A senior at Brentwood, she is gearing for her upcoming trip to Amsterdam. Sherry was ...
Bowie provides offensive spark for Brentwood boys basketball team
By Ray Fisher
Dorian Bowie recently was named first-team All-Black Hills Conference at wide receiver. The Brentwood junior celebrated by scoring a career-high 32 points for the Spartans’ basketball ...
Baldwin’s Starzynski, Brentwood’s Thomas earn MVP plaudits at tip-off tourneys
By Ray Fisher
Two area athletes opened the high school basketball season in MVP fashion. Baldwin’s Anthony Starzynski was named most valuable player of the North Hills tournament, and Brentwood’s Rachel Thomas earned the girls’ most valuable player award at the Brentwood High Athletic Boosters tournament. “I thought we played with a lot of energy ...
Boosters’ tip-off basketball tournament on tap at Brentwood
By Ray Fisher
The Brentwood High Athletic Boosters’ annual tip-off basketball tournament will take place Friday and Saturday as a boys’ and girls’ event held at the high ...
Brentwood, TJ football products starting in Waynesburg secondary
By Brian Knavish
There’s a South Hills kind of feel in the defensive backfield for the Waynesburg University football team. Junior Zach Sniadach, a Brentwood High School graduate, is a starting cornerback for the Yellow Jackets, while sophomore Christian Breisinger, a Thomas Jefferson product, is a starting safety. Both acknowledged there’s a bit of ...
Football teams in South Hills preparing for season’s stretch drive
By Ray Fisher
The WPIAL football season is heading down its home stretch. Two area teams are gearing for a strong playoff run; two are aiming for a ...
South Hills volleyball squads aim for second-half surge
By Ray Fisher
The first half of the section season in girls’ volleyball wrapped up last week. Defending WPIAL Class AAA champion Baldwin won a big match last week ...
Belenis, O’Shea, Moir displaying leadership for Brentwood boys soccer
By Jennifer Goga
Brentwood’s boys’ soccer team has faced a tough section schedule again in 2015. But according to head coach Ron DiNardo, the Spartans are working to overcome injuries and improve with each game. The Spartans are in Section 3-A, which includes powerhouses Avonworth, Bishop Canevin, Carlynton and Seton-La Salle. “The way it’s going, it’s ...
Former Brentwood quarterback embraces switch to H-back at Waynesburg
By Brian Knavish
Chris Shortley is embracing a new challenge. Not just because it’s a new football season, but because he’s at a new position. Shortley, a junior on ...
Brentwood girls volleyball squad led by senior trio
By Ray Fisher
Kayla Porter has taken over as head coach of the Brentwood girls’ volleyball program, succeeding Caitlin Grattan. Porter has deep Brentwood roots. She is a 2007 Brentwood High School graduate, and was a four-year letter winner in volleyball as an outside hitter. She also participated in club volleyball. Porter has been an assistant ...
Brentwood plans to ride Carr to victory
By Ray Fisher
Pat Carr will drive the Brentwood attack this season. Carr, a senior running back/linebacker, has been the team’s leading rusher the past two years. Last year, Carr, ...
Brentwood football team in fast lane via fast Carr
By Ray Fisher
Pat Carr will be the driving force on the Brentwood football team this season. Carr, a senior running back/linebacker, has been the team’s leading rusher the ...
Cramer family coaching tradition has roots in the 1960s
By Brian Knavish
They’re truly one of those South Hills “sports families.” When football season rolls around, Mike Cramer will be on the field, coaching youngsters. So will his ...
Brentwood’s state titlists mark 40-year anniversary
By Ed Phillipps
Years of running have left Carol McCarthy with a pair of bad knees. There are times she wants to give it another go, but unfortunately ...
3-sport Brentwood athlete Stockline ‘did it all’
By Jennifer Goga
Shelby Stockline, 18, loves sports because they allow her to set and achieve a variety of goals. Stockline played three sports at Brentwood High School, earning ...
Brentwood track coach returning to Mt. Lebanon sideline
By Brian Knavish
In these parts, Mike Cramer is most known for being the head track and field coach at Brentwood High School. But just a couple boroughs away, ...
Pittsburgh Passion players primed for a repeat performance
By Ray Fisher
The Pittsburgh Passion will face the Utah Falconz at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Independent Women’s Football League championship game in Rock Hill, S.C. The ...
Wroblewski returns a favor at 2015 Brentwood Firecracker 5K event; Shea wins again
By Ed Phillipps
Amy Wroblewski ran in her first Brentwood Firecracker 5K when she was 8 years old alongside her father, Mark. When she finished the 2015 version of ...
Brentwood Firecracker 5K top age-division finishers listed
By Ray Fisher
The 32nd annual Brentwood Firecracker 5K Run, held Saturday on Brownsville Road, was divided into 28 age divisions — 14 male and 14 female, ranging in age from 11-and-under to 70-and-over. The race is held annually on July 4 as a kickoff to the borough’s festive holiday parade. Here are the ...
Olympic hopeful Santucci has fun while training
By Brian Knavish
Just how competitive of a race is the Brentwood Firecracker 5K Run? The winner of the female division at Saturday’s event was an athlete who has ...
Why the Brentwood Firecracker is anything but typical
By Brian Knavish
First, allow me to establish this: I am not fast. Not at all. In fact, when people ask about my running, I usually correct them, explaining ...
Elite field joins Brentwood Firecracker 5K for centennial celebration
By Ray Fisher
A pair of out-of-towners were the overall winners of the 2015 Brentwood Firecracker 5K Run. Scott Denham of Youngstown, Ohio, took first place overall in 15:39, ...
Burdelsky proudly wears Brentwood ‘badge of honor’
By Ed Phillipps
When Brentwood graduate Lauren Burdelsky was named the keynote speaker for the WPIAL scholar-athlete luncheon in May, she knew exactly what she wanted to say ...
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