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Clairton avenges earlier loss to Jeannette

By Andrew Erickson
During a span of three Section 4-A games last week, Clairton coach Matt Geletko drilled his players to focus on the task at hand. He ...
Jeannette wins season series from Winchester Thurston
By Paul Schofield
Sometimes basketball teams just play a poor game. Tuesday’s performance by the Jeannette boys was far from being a Picasso, but it was good enough to ...
After slow start to season, Jeannette’s Sanders gains momentum for postseason
By Paul Schofield
Jeannette junior Gio Vonne Sanders isn’t worried about his slow start to the wrestling season. He’s more worried about how he finishes. “I’d like to be a ...
Jeannette starters pick up scoring after team’s 2nd all-time scorer graduated
By Dave Mackall
No. 4 Jeannette waited an extra day to get its 10th boys basketball victory of the season. It didn’t come easy. “We were so flat for three ...
Westmoreland athletes of the week: Greensburg Salem’s Derek Berberick, Jeannette’s Olivia Sirnic
By Andrew John
Derek Berberick School: Greensburg Salem Sport: Wrestling Year: Senior Claim to fame: Berberick captured the 220-pound title at the Westmoreland County ...
Jeannette boys win early section games
By Dave Moio
Jeannette boys basketball is where it wants to be entering the new year — 2-0 in Section 4(A) play and poised to make a run ...
Jeannette’s Lady Jays look to improve in section play
By Dave Moio
The Jeannette Lady Jayhawks have fought through some growing pains in the 2015 part of this basketball season, but the hope is that the lessons ...
Greensburg Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Jeannette’s Mike Pompei, Latrobe’s Madison Kollar
By Andrew John
Mike Pompei School: Jeannette Sport: Basketball Year: Junior Claim to fame: Pompei, who is averaging 19.5 points, connected on seven 3-pointers and scored 33 points ...
Jeannette’s Sirnic returns to the court after a rough year
By Kristie Linden
Olivia Sirnic, a junior at Jeannette High School, is glad to be back on the hardwood this winter. Last year, Sirnic missed the season because of ...
Jeannette wins section opener against Winchester-Thurston
By Dave Moio
Jeannette Jayhawks basketball head Coach Adrian Batts found out as much about his team last week in a loss to Beaver Falls as he did ...
As college football ends, new doors open for IUP's Batts
By Brian Knavish
Jordan Batts’ college football career flew by like a car on the turnpike. The run ended for Batts — a Jeannette High School graduate who played ...
Jeannette’s Pompei hopes for a return trip to the ‘Pete’
By Kristie Linden
Michael Pompei, who is a junior at Jeannette High School, has a hard time picking a favorite sport. Basically, it comes down to which sport ...
Jeannette boys are strong early in basketball season
By Dave Moio
Jayhawks boys basketball head Coach Adrian Batts has had a philosophy about Jeannette’s non-section schedule since he took over the program six years ago: schedule ...
Vertacnik back as Jeannette girls head coach
By Dave Moio
The Jeannette girls basketball program has been through three head coaches in the five seasons since their 2010 WPIAL championship, so when it came time ...
HS highlight reel: Jeannette coach reaches milestone
By Bill Hartlep
Janine Vertacnik has helped rebuild basketball programs for nearly three decades, achieving milestones along the way during stints at Yough, Pitt-Greensburg, Greensburg Salem and now ...
Jeannette boys basketball wins first games of the season
By Dave Moio
With three practices and no scrimmages under their collective belt, the Jeannette Jayhawks boys basketball team took the floor last Friday and Saturday, facing two ...
Cox touchdown sparks Spartans’ rout of Penn State
By Brian Knavish
National title hopes alive as Michigan State preps for Big Ten Championship It was the most lopsided win of the season for one of ...
Jeannette football finishes season in 2nd place
By Dave Moio
Jeannette head coach Roy Hall knew his Jayhawks needed to pitch a near-perfect game to have a shot at beating Clairton in last Saturday’s WPIAL ...
Jeannette boys look to make another playoff run
By Dave Moio
The good for the Jeannette boys basketball program entering the 2015-16 season: four returning starters, bench depth and team camaraderie. The challenge: overcoming the one loss from the starting lineup — last year’s Class A player of the year and Jeannette’s second all-time leading scorer, Julian Batts. “We know we cannot replace ...
Community gathers to support Jeannette football team in championship game at Heinz Field
By Kristie Linden
There isn’t one member of the Jayhawk family who would say the end result of a championship game doesn’t matter ­— it does. But there weren’t ...
WPIAL Class A notes: Return sparks Clairton for 2nd straight week
By George Guido
Saturday marked the second consecutive game that Clairton returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown. Harrison Dreher brought back the opening kickoff 97 yards against ...
Clairton captures 12th WPIAL football championship
By Dave Mackall
Much of Clairton’s success can be traced this season to running back Lamont Wade, who moved up three notches Saturday on the WPIAL all-time rushing ...
WPIAL Class A final preview: Jeannette proved it was up to challenge of facing Clairton during Eastern Conference matchup
By Dave Mackall
When these teams met during the regular season, Jeannette sent Clairton backpedaling to the locker room at halftime. Then, the sleeping Bears awoke. When it was over, ...
HS highlight reel: Pair of title games to be on tape delay Saturday
By Bill Hartlep
As usual, Saturday’s four WPIAL football championship games all will be televised by Root Sports, but two will be on tape delay. The Class A ...
Jeannette junior Swinton says ‘football is my life’
By Kristie Linden
Ryan Swinton, a junior for the Jayhawks, moved to Jeannette the day before his birthday in May. “It was the best decision I ever made,” he ...
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