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Despite 7-0 start in section play, South Park girls not satisfied

By Kevin Lohman
For some teams, a great regular season record can provide a boost to their confidence and help elevate expectations. The South Park girls basketball team is not one of those teams. Coach Juliet Highberger says her Eagles (12-2, 7-0) entered this season confident and experienced, already setting their sights on winning titles. ...
Latrobe senior Pletcher wins his 4th Powerade tourney championship
By Paul Schofield
Latrobe senior Luke Pletcher joined an elite group Wednesday at the 49th Powerade Wrestling tournament at Canon-McMillan. With his 3-1 victory against friend and rival Micky ...
South Park boys soccer team can’t derail Lewisburg’s PIAA title charge
By Karen Price
HERSHEY — Facing an undefeated Lewisburg team that hadn’t allowed a goal throughout the PIAA boys Class AA playoffs, South Park knew its task was ...
Monessen man helps South Park to AA state soccer title contest
By Jeff Oliver
When the South Park Eagles take on Lewisburg in the PIAA Class AA boys’ soccer championship game at Hersheypark Stadium today, there will be local ...
Previewing the 2015 PIAA soccer championships
By Bill Hartlep
CLASS AAA BOYS Seneca Valley vs. Central Bucks East When: 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Hersheypark Stadium Records: SV: 18-2-1; CBE: 25-0 How they got here: WPIAL ...
South Park freshman BMX rider excels on national stage
By Dvonya Sedlacko
Cameron Bramer, a freshman at South Park High School, has come a long way since he began riding BMX bikes at 8 years old. So much ...
South Park beats Mars, advances to PIAA semifinals
By Karen Price
Early in the second half of its PIAA Class AA quarterfinal game against Mars on Saturday, the South Park boys could only watch and listen ...
Trib Cup: South Park boys prepare for PIAA quarterfinal contest
By Alex Oltmanns
The South Park boys soccer team has learned to adapt this season. The Eagles have found success this year in adjusting their style of play on a game-by-game basis in order to give them the best matchups against a given opponent. Whether it’s adjusting positioning on the field, or even switching formations, ...
Mars returns to glory, claims 5th Class AA girls soccer title
By John Krysinsky
After a two-year hiatus, Mars returned to the top in WPIAL Class AA girls soccer with a 2-1 win over South Park on Saturday at ...
Previewing the 2015 WPIAL soccer championships
By Bill Hartlep
CLASS AAA BOYS No. 4 Canon-McMillan vs. No. 2 Fox Chapel When: 8 p.m. Friday Records: Canon-McMillan (17-3), Fox Chapel (17-1-1) How they got here: ...
Freeport girls christen gym with playoff volleyball win
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Freeport’s new gym floor looked shiny with varnish for its much-anticipated debut Thursday night. Top-seeded Freeport volleyball capped a festive night at the middle school ...
Gorman: South Park’s cross-fit star
By Kevin Gorman
Shelly Thropp did a double-take when senior Mikaela Tranter told the South Park girls soccer coach she would be missing practice Thursday. One day after helping South Park win a WPIAL Class AA quarterfinal soccer playoff game, Tranter ran in the WPIAL cross country championships. “I knew it was going to ...
South Park holds off another upset bid by Highlands
By Doug Gulasy
Days after knocking out the defending Class AA champion in the first round of the playoffs, Highlands had another WPIAL powerhouse on the ropes. A short lapse in the second half kept the Golden Rams from their second straight upset and some more team history. South Park’s Kylie Tranter scored a pair ...
Breaking down the WPIAL soccer playoffs
By Bill Hartlep
Class AAA boys Defending champion: Peters Township Top seeds: 1. Seneca Valley (13-1-1), 2. Fox Chapel (14-1-1), 3. North Allegheny (13-1-3), 4. Canon-McMillan (14-3) ...
WPIAL announces soccer playoff pairings
By Tribune-Review
The WPIAL released the playoff pairings for its boys and girls soccer tournaments, which will get underway Saturday with preliminary- and first-round games. The top seeds ...
Despite rare setback, South Park captures 19th straight section title
By Karen Price
No one ever wants to lose, but South Park girls soccer coach Shelly Thropp can look back on the game against South Fayette that ended ...
HS highlight reel: Lengthy win streak comes to a close
By Bill Hartlep
It was quite a run. The South Park girls soccer team’s 39-game unbeaten streak in section play came to a close Wednesday night after a 1-0 loss to South Fayette in Section 5-AA. The Eagles, ranked No. 3 by the Tribune-Review, started the season 6-0-1 and outscored opponents 48-3. Their last ...
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: South Park’s Christian Payne, Carlynton’s Hannah Phillips
By Alex Oltmanns
Christian Payne School: South Park Year: Senior Sport: Soccer Claim to fame: Payne scored the game-winning goal three minutes into double overtime to lead Class ...
West Shamokin earns ‘signature win’ at South Park
By Kevin Taylor
West Shamokin came up with a “signature win,” according to head coach Jon McCullough on Friday night, a 14-0 Class AA nonconference victory at South Park. West Shamokin (1-1, 0-1 Allegheny Conference) broke two big runs for touchdowns in its wing-T offense, and that was the difference in the road win ...
Seton-La Salle star WR starts fast in lopsided victory over South Park
By Bill West
Like all of the others who played in Friday night’s humidity, Seton-La Salle’s Paris Ford walked off South Park’s football field with his pads and uniform soaked with perspiration. Better indications of how much Ford sweats strictly from the glare of a WPIAL-wide spotlight might come later this season. A trio ...
New coach looks to maintain tradition at South Park
By Devon Moore
The South Park football team has already reached heights unattainable by many programs in the state. Now a new leader has replaced an old legend. But ...
Gorman: South Park’s perfect pick
By Kevin Gorman
Marty Rieck, in some ways, was the perfect choice to succeed Tom Loughran as South Park’s football coach. Not only did Rieck play safety for ...
Gorman: South Park’s Podgorski perseveres
By Kevin Gorman
Ryan Podgorski was leading South Park to a potential upset of South Fayette when the offensive lineman’s right ACL and Division-I scholarship hopes were torn up. “It changed the landscape of that game,” said South Fayette coach Joe Rossi, whose Lions went on to win the PIAA Class AA title. ...
Former player, assistant Rieck set to lead South Park football team
By Ed Phillipps
During the week, Marty Rieck teaches history to students at South Park High School. Come Friday nights in the fall, he will attempt to make Eagles’ championship history repeat itself. Rieck was unanimously approved by the school board April 9 to become the next head football coach for the Eagles. ...
High school notebook: QV soccer coach Klein retiring after 29 seasons
By Kevin Gorman and Gary Horvath
Quaker Valley announced the hiring of a boys soccer coach Friday, meaning longtime boys soccer coach Gene Klein is retiring after 29 seasons. Klein finishes ...
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