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Jeannette softball winning arms race in section

By Gary Horvath
In his first year as coach of the Jeannette softball team, Zac Karas has a problem. But you won’t hear him complain about it. Jeannette …
Jeannette softball remain undefeated in section play
By Dave Moio
The trap games. What every coach fears. The games a team should win but somehow lose. The games a team should dominate but, somehow, do …
Intangibles make Jeannette grad Cortazzo stand out for Gannon softball
By Brian Knavish
There’s no denying the tangible, on-field contributions that Kirstie Cortazzo gives to the Gannon University softball team. A mere glance at the stat sheet reveals …
Jeannette pitcher looking to the future
By Kristie Linden
Nicole Hall has a serious case of “senioritis.” The Jeannette High School starting pitcher is ready for the next step and she started down that …
Jeannette softball dominating early
By Dave Moio
Jeannette softball set a goal of winning Section 3A in 2014 — and, four games into the section schedule, the Lady Jayhawks are a third …
Jeannette grad playing up to potential with St. Bonaventure baseball squad
By Brian Knavish
For Brian Weightman, “someday” is now. The Jeannette High school graduate is a senior on the St. Bonaventure University baseball team and since he arrived …
Jeannette baseball looking for first section win
By Dave Moio
Too bad it wasn’t the other way around last week for Jeannette baseball. The Jayhawks won one and lost one, but the win was a …
Greensburg Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Greensburg Salem’s Lawson Monta, Jeannette’s Nicole Hall
By Andrew John
Lawson Monta School: Greensburg Salem Sport: Track and field Year: Sophomore Claim to fame: Monta, who set the school record in the discus last week …
Jeannette softball opens season in strong fashion
By Dave Moio
An old sports adage suggests that to get to the next level, a team must beat those already there. If that is more truth than cliche, the 2014 Jeannette Lady Jayhawks softball program may have taken its initial steps toward the next level. Jeannette opened up play this season with …
Jeannette baseball in need of outfielders
By Dave Moio
Jeannette baseball head coach Marcus Clarkson knows what he has enough of and what he could use more of — infielders, oh, they’re everywhere; and …
Jeannette grad moving to shortstop on Gannon softball squad
By Brian Knavish
Technically, Kirstie Cortazzo is playing a “new position” this season, but, in reality, she’s moving home. Cortazzo, a Jeannette High School graduate, is in her …
Jeannette tops Leechburg in early-season section battle
By Matt Grubba
The race between Leechburg and Jeannette softball was neck-and-neck last year, and it seems as though this year will be no different. Nicole Hall allowed one run and struck out nine for the Jayhawks, who took the early lead in Section 3-A by getting a 3-1 win Friday at Leechburg-Gilpin …
Jeannette softball looks for new head coach, seniors to lead the way
By Dave Moio
Jeannette softball said goodbye to a pair of Cortazzos after last season’s second-round playoff loss to Carmichaels — player Delaney who graduated, and head coach Dee, who exited with her daughter. The new age of Jeannette softball, headed by Cortazzo’s former assistant coach, Zac Karas, looks to build on the …
Jeannette baseball team looks strong down the middle
By Dave Moio
From 4-12 in 2011, to 6-10 in 2012, to 8-8 in 2013, Jeannette baseball has shown consistent improvement since a playoff appearance in 2010, but it is not enough for head coach Marcus Clarkson who is hoping to take a much larger step forward in 2014. “Playoffs are definitely the …
Jeannette grads find success in college athletic careers
By Brian Knavish
Ciara Gregory’s first college basketball season is behind her, but so much more lies ahead. Gregory, a Jeannette High School graduate, is a reserve guard …
Jeannette grad DePalma aiming for success at NCAA wrestling tourney
By Brian Knavish
It’s not too often that a local product has the opportunity to win collegiate national championship. But that is exactly the opportunity in front of …
Jeannette grad DePalma qualifies for NCAA championship tourney
By Brian Knavish
Some people would be ecstatic. Many would be satisfied. Michael DePalma is neither. His competitiveness won’t allow it. DePalma, a Jeannette High School graduate and …
Jeannette freshman performs well at state tournament
By Dave Moio
Gio Vonne Sanders was in some very select company last Thursday and Friday at the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championships in Hershey. Sanders was one of …
Jeannette freshman grappler headed to PIAA tourney
By Dave Moio
For a program on the way back to respectability, Jeannette wrestling needs a rising star to follow — and they appear to have one in …
Jeannette grad DePalma primed for MAC wrestling tournament
By Brian Knavish
There’s no mistaking his determination. His focus is obvious. Michael DePalma is eying a championship this weekend. For college wrestlers, this is the time of …
Jeannette senior satisfied with final boys hoops season
By Kristie Linden
Jeannette High School senior Damone Morton probably has two favorite things when it comes to basketball — running fast and jumping high. He’s a big …
Jeannette boys wrap season, look ahead to next year
By Dave Moio
A sometimes fulfilling but mostly frustrating season of Jeannette basketball ended last week at Keystone Oaks when Jeannette fell to the top seed in Class …
Jeannette freshman advances to state wrestling tournament
By Dave Moio
Three Jeannette wrestlers competed last weekend in the WPIAL District 7 Tournament with one, freshman Gio Vonne Sanders placing in the top five and qualifying …
Jeannette grad helps WCCC women to conference title
By Brian Knavish
It was quite a run — a championship run — and a local product played a big part in it. The Westmoreland County Community College …
Clancy drives Seton-La Salle boys past Jeannette
By Jason Mackey
If the Seton-La Salle boys basketball team was going to reach the WPIAL Class AA quarterfinals, senior guard Dale Clancy knew he needed to get to the rim. Though he’s only 5-foot-9, Clancy used a powerful first step and plenty of determination for three consecutive driving layups midway through the …

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