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Belle Vernon coach’s family bonds through basketball

By Ed Phillipps
When Ed Manfredi decided to come out of retirement and accept a position as an assistant girls’ varsity basketball coach at Belle Vernon, it wasn’t …
Brentwood honors scholar-athletes
By Ed Phillipps
While taking separate paths to get to the same place, Laura McGowan and Andrew Stofesky were named the Brentwood senior scholar-athlete award winners for the …
Spisak, Martinelli win festive Brentwood Firecracker 5K event
By Ray Fisher
Similar to a year ago, the 2014 Brentwood Firecracker 5K Run was held under ideal weather conditions. The temperature was lower than usual, and the …
Wolf, Olesky pace Brentwood 5K field among all age divisions
By Ray Fisher
Cody Wolf and Sarah Olesky posted the fastest times among all age division runners at the 2014 Brentwood Firecracker 5K Run held last week on …
Shea, Trueblood top Brentwood runners at Firecracker 5K
By Ray Fisher
Sam Shea and Clara Trueblood were the top borough competitors at the 31st annual Brentwood Firecracker 5K Run held last week on Brownsville Road (see story on page 26). Shea, a borough winner in 2011 and 2012, and Trueblood claimed the titles from Drew Wissler and Carly Brickett, last year’s …
Brentwood Borough titlists remain dedicated running enthusiasts
By Kevin Lohman
During the Fourth of July holiday last year, Brentwood resident Clara Trueblood took her newborn son, Henry, on his first fitness walk. For the Fourth of July holiday this year, Henry watched while his mother took first place among borough women in the 31st annual Brentwood Firecracker 5K Run, registering …
Vickless shares Brentwood’s Mark Reider Award with his father
By Ed Phillipps
Justin Vickless remembers the first time he laid eyes on the Mark Reider Award sitting on a shelf in his father’s room. From that point …
Gaughan a multi-dimensional athlete at Brentwood
By Ed Phillipps
Brentwood senior Alexis Gaughan won her school’s Booster Athlete Award last month as the best female athlete for the 2013-14 school year. It was a …
Vickless, Gaughan lauded as Reider, Booster award winners at Brentwood
By Ray Fisher
Justin Vickless and Alexis Gaughan have been lauded as the top senior athletes at Brentwood High School for 2013-14. The annual Brentwood all-sports banquet, sponsored …
Early registration deadline Saturday for annual Brentwood Firecracker 5K Run
By Ray Fisher
The Brentwood Firecracker 5K Run is held annually on July 4 on the Brentwood holiday parade route on Brownsville Road. It is one of the …
Brentwood looks back on baseball season
By Ray Fisher
Brentwood’s baseball team had only one senior — Sean Cloonan — on its varsity roster this season. Cloonan, a second baseman, hit .265 and ranked …
Baldwin senior Smorey wins WPIAL javelin event
By Ray Fisher
Baldwin senior Luke Smorey was not going to be denied winning a second consecutive WPIAL championship. Not an all-day rain, wet turf or chilly weather …
Brentwood tracksters win Black Hills Conference titles
By Ray Fisher
Brentwood’s girls’ track and field team, spurred by Molly Huffman and Mikayla Hannan, placed third at the Black Hills Conference Invitational held last week at …
South Hills women’s passion for football highly visible
By Justin Criado
Kaitlain Niedermeyer is a football lifer; not only as a fan, but a player. “I played on the community boys’ teams when I was 9,” …
Former Brentwood coach Radosevich honored by state hall of fame
By Justin Criado
When George Radosevich’s daughter, Susan, wanted to learn how to throw the discus, dad didn’t waste any time. “He taught me how to throw the …
5K training program on tap in Brentwood
By Ray Fisher
Attention Brentwood Firecracker 5K Run participants. Or, at least, inexperienced 5K runners and walkers. A training program designed for people inactive or new to running, will commence Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Urban Prana Yoga, located in Brentwood and owned by Ashley Greco Dalzell. It is an eight-week program geared …
Brentwood tracksters gear for Black Hills Conference Invitational
By Ray Fisher
The Brentwood tracksters will travel to Chartiers-Houston High School on Friday to participate in the annual Black Hills Conference Invitational. Rain or shine. The Spartans are the defending Black Hills Conference team champion in the boys’ division. Several Brentwood athletes were medalists at last weekend’s 25-team South Fayette Invitational. “We …
Changes accentuate Brentwood Firecracker 5K landscape this year
By Ray Fisher
The running season is upon us, meaning it’s time to start developing plans for your summer schedule. The Brentwood Firecracker 5K Run is held annually …
Mulholland propels Spartans to a baseball rarity
By Ray Fisher
The Brentwood Spartans achieved a baseball rarity. Brentwood scored in every inning in defeating visiting Freedom, 19-12, last week in a Section 1-AA matchup. The …
Brentwood tracksters host first home meet in more than decade
By Ray Fisher
The adrenaline was flowing in full-force throughout Brentwood Stadium. For the first time in more than 12 years, the Brentwood track and field program was …
Brentwood sophomore hurls no-hitter in varsity debut
By Ray Fisher
Brandon Mayfield enjoyed a sensational varsity debut for the Brentwood baseball team. Mayfield, a left-handed sophomore, tossed a no-hitter against Clairton last week as the …
Brentwood softball team bolstered by nine returning letterwinners
By Ray Fisher
The Brentwood softball team is gearing for a return to the WPIAL Class AA playoffs in 2014. The Lady Spartans, who wrapped up a playoff …
Brentwood baseball coach fitting together pieces of preseason puzzle
By Ray Fisher
Greg Perdziola has been head coach of the Brentwood varsity baseball program for 12 years. The 2014 squad — with only two seniors and four …
Brentwood girls aim to build on breakthrough season
By Ray Fisher
The Brentwood girls’ basketball team, under the leadership of first-year head coach Rachel Thomas, had a taste of success in 2013-14. The Lady Spartans advanced …
Brentwood girls’ perseverance prevails in preliminary-round win
By Ray Fisher
It had been 11 years since a Brentwood girls’ basketball team qualified for the WPIAL playoffs. But it didn’t stop the Lady Spartans from attaining their first playoff win in more than a decade. Brentwood defeated Freedom last week in the WPIAL Class AA preliminary round, 49-45, thanks to a …

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