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Jeannette sophomore has golf in his blood

By Kristie Linden
Jeannette High School sophomore Brendt Billeck was quite literally born to play golf. His mother, Andrea Billeck, scored a hole-in-one while she was pregnant with …
Jeannette senior finding her serve during 1st tennis season
By Kristie Linden
Shaila Cecchetti is a senior at Jeannette who decided to pick up the sport of tennis in her final year of high school. “I thought …
Jeannette boys soccer team stays positive despite losses
By Dave Moio
Two games into the season, Jeannette boys soccer head coach Mitchell Steele saw evidence of progress despite his team’s 0-2 start. Two weeks and four …
Pryor watches as No. 6 Jeannette routs Leechburg
By Mark Katarski
In 2007, Jeannette featured a basketball-playing quarterback (Terrelle Pryor) and a running back with the last name Hall (Jordan Hall) en route to the school’s only PIAA football title. This year, although the season is only three games old, a basketball-playing quarterback and a running back named Hall have the …
Jeannette grad Brown a ‘shutdown’ cornerback at St. Vincent College
By Brian Knavish
Darius Brown, a senior cornerback on the St. Vincent College football team, has been given a daunting task. “My main job is to go cover …
WPIAL high school football coaches address issue of lopsided wins
By Bill West
Clairton coach Wayne Wade shakes his head at the speculation that he’s comfortable with crushing players’ spirits by running up the score. Wade wants all …
No. 7 Jeannette sprints past Serra Catholic
By Wes Crosby
Jeannette cruised to its second straight Eastern Conference victory to start the season with a 53-14 win over host Serra Catholic on Friday night. The No. 7 Jayhawks built a 46-0 halftime lead using several quick scoring strikes, including drives of 5, 9 and 16 seconds. The Jayhawks’ longest scoring …
Jeannette QB Batts confident in 2nd year as starter
By Kristie Linden
Julian Batts, a senior at Jeannette High School, is now the veteran starting quarterback for the Jayhawks. This is his second year as the starter …
Jeannette senior a multi-sport athlete, full of cheer in the fall
By Kristie Linden
Monica Carl, a senior at Jeannette High School, has been a cheerleader since she was around 6 or 7 years old — and she still …
Jeannette boys soccer players learn to succeed together
By Dave Moio
Margin of loss is relative. In soccer, one goal is a sizable differential, two suggests problems and three, well, three is panic-button-time. Jeannette boys head …
Mount Union football team looking for big things from Jeannette native
By Brian Knavish
It’s the eve of the season opener, and there are plenty of lofty expectations … not just about the team. As has been well documented, …
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 9:00 p.m.
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 …

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