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. ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...