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Jeannette rips Riverview in Class A debut

By Les Harvath
Talk about moving to the head of the class. With a storied Class AA tradition behind them, Jeannette, on the heels of a 48-6 Class A Eastern Conference opening-night win over visiting Riverview, served notice Friday night the Jayhawks are ready to embark on a new tradition in their new …
Greensburg Tribune-Review Q&A: Jeannette’s Julian Batts
By Bill West
Jeannette senior Julian Batts realizes he’s wired differently than most of his Jayhawks cohorts. Plenty of Jeannette athletes have claimed major roles in both football …
Growing Jeannette tennis team flush with girls interested in playing the game
By Dave Moio
Jeannette girls tennis has to do things in a non-traditional way. Flourishing high school girls tennis programs have a steady influx of players who have …
Duo of youngsters look to lead Jeannette golf team
By Brian Knavish
When a high school golf team’s top players are a freshman and a sophomore, there’s a good and a bad side to the situation. The …
Jeannette girls soccer team is young, ready to go
By Dave Moio
Youth — what everyone envies and wants more of, except maybe soccer coaches. Jeannette girls soccer head Coach Brian Snively will deal with the challenges …
Jeannette boys soccer adopts team-first mindset
By Dave Moio
During his first season as Jeannette boys soccer head coach, Mitchell Steele could rely on Bailey Chishko to score goals almost at will. That luxury …
Jeannette ready to play on after debated move to Class A
By Dave Moio
The debate following the 2013 high school football season divided Jeannette into two factions. One group supported reclassification of the football program from WPIAL Class …
Jeannette honors fallen Burrell player in scrimmage
By Dave Moio
Last Friday, every Jayhawk was number 70. Jeannette players wore the number on their helmets to honor fallen Burrell football player Noah Cornuet, who collapsed …
Jeannette grad Cox, Michigan State not looking past season opener
By Brian Knavish
It would be so easy to look past the opener. Demetrious Cox says that’s just not going to happen. Cox, a Jeannette High School graduate, …
High school notebook: Wrestler ruled ineligible; injury to sideline Quaker Valley’s Jackson
By Chris Harlan Gary Horvath and Paul Schofield
Southmoreland wrestler Austin Griffiths, a three-time state qualifier, could miss his senior season. After reviewing paperwork submitted by Southmoreland, the WPIAL Board of Control found …
Jeannette’s success to be built in the trenches
By Paul Schofield
It’s no secret that if the Jeannette football team wants to be successful in 2014, the offensive and defensive lines must step up. Jeannette has …
Class A breakdown: WPIAL realignment shakes up conferences
By Paul Schofield
There will be a new look for the WPIAL’s smallest classification in 2014. Numerous changes had the WPIAL move teams around to new conferences in …
Jeannette native Mahoney motivated to lead Mount Union football team
By Brian Knavish
They can’t escape the memory. Nor do they want to. With the start of the football season just beyond the horizon, Pat Mahoney and his …
Plenty of reason for optimism in Jeanette team’s disappointing baseball season
By Brian Knavish
Now it’s time to focus on the future. The Jeannette Senior American Legion Baseball team stumbled to a disappointing 4-16 record this season. The reasons for the poor play are varied — from injuries to pitching depth to a compressed schedule. But some of it was just bad baseball, said …
Jeannette junior Legion season comes to a close
By Dave Moio
Marcus Clarkson is like any other head coach of a competitive sports team in that he wants to win. Winning, however, is not the only …
Jeannette senior team battled injuries, inexperience this season
By Brian Knavish
Season in Review  Part one of three Sometimes a record is misleading. Sometimes a good record is the result of luck rather than talent. And sometimes a bad record is deceiving and a team’s play isn’t accurately reflected in the number. There’s no sugarcoating this season, however. It was a …
Jeanneatte junior Legion to learn post season fate on Saturday
By Dave Moio
Jeannette junior Legion finished its regular season schedule last week and may have done enough to play their way into the postseason tournament. Playoff pairings …
Out of playoffs, undermanned Jeannette senior Legion endures more losses
By Brian Knavish
As injuries mount and inexperience shows, the season is slipping away from the Jeannette senior American Legion baseball team. After dropping four games last week, Jeannette entered this week with a 4-12 record and is now out of playoff contention in Westmoreland County American Legion Baseball, District 31. “It’s not …
Jeannette senior Legion knows playoff window is closing
By Brian Knavish
The window is closing. Jeannette senior American Legion baseball coach Jules Ponterio knows that there is precious little margin for error the rest of the …
Coach: Jeannette junior Legion team needs to improve batting
By Dave Moio
Maybe the best thing that happened to Jeannette junior American Legion last week was the rain. Jeannette dropped a pair of games to the Police …
Coach: Best games ahead for Jeannette junior Legion team
By Dave Moio
Jeannette junior Legion followed a script in both of last week’s games, but the script was not exactly the one the team would ideally like …
Jeannette senior Legion team enters second half optimistic
By Brian Knavish
The Jeannette senior American Legion baseball team entered the week with a 4-6 record, an impressive pitching staff, bats that are waking up and plenty …
Jeannette junior Legion team is improving
By Dave Moio
Jeannette junior Legion must have a thing for nostalgia, or at least recent history. For the second consecutive season, Jeannette began the season struggling through …
Jeannette senior Legion battles through pitching injuries
By Brian Knavish
Entering the season, Jeannette senior American Legion baseball coach Jules Ponterio pointed to his duo of experienced starting pitchers, Rob Duffy and Nick Spangler — …
Jeannette grad proud of DI baseball career at St. Bonaventure
By Brian Knavish
It’s no surprise that Brian Weightman will look back fondly on his days as a college baseball player; most former college athletes treasure the time …

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