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Mt. Pleasant eliminates Southmoreland, earns home playoff game

By Jason Black 11:11 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant football coach Bo Ruffner knew it would be a good night for his team even before the opening kickoff. “I knew in pregame that our kids would come out and play well,” Ruffner said. “I could see it in their eyes that they were going to put on …
Gorman: A WPIAL playoff drought about to end
By Kevin Gorman
One of the longest WPIAL playoff droughts will end Friday night, but at the expense of another. That adds intrigue to the Interstate Conference chase for the fourth and final playoff spot. If Waynesburg (5-3, 4-3) can beat Derry, the Raiders will qualify for their first postseason since 2003. For …
DC Picks: Playoff picture begins to take shape
By Tribune-Review
Last week: 6-0 Overall: 38-9 So it all comes down to this. Connellsville, Laurel Highlands and Southmoreland still are battling to get into the playoffs, while Mt. Pleasant, and Frazier are fighting for playoff positioning. With so much on the line in Week 9, DC Picks can’t wait to see …
Southmoreland to end regular season against rival Mt. Pleasant
By Mark King
Before the 2014 high school football season began, many people believed that the Mt. Pleasant Vikings would have a mediocre season. Last season’s Class AA …
Washington routs Southmoreland
By David Whipkey
Washington coach Mike Bosnic seemingly is not an easy man to please. If one lacked access to the scoreboard Friday night at Wash High Stadium and only had the expression of Bosnic’s face following his team’s systematic 41-7 victory over Southmoreland, one would have thought the Prexies were beaten. “We …
DC Picks: Time to ramp up game in preparation for postseason
By Tribune-Review
Last week: 5-1 Overall: 32-9 It was a good bounce-back week for DC Picks. With two weeks remaining in the regular season, DC Picks hopes he can step up his game, just like the local teams making their final push for the playoffs. Here’s what DC Picks has lined up …
Southmoreland must win out to stay in playoff chase
By Mark King
With a playoff spot still within their grasp, the Southmoreland Scotties find themselves in a must win game tomorrow night at unbeaten Washington. Last week’s 26-21 loss to Waynesburg in the final minutes diminished the hopes for Southmoreland of ending a 35-year run without a playoff appearance, but, it did …
Late-season run helps Southmoreland advance to WPIAL tournament
By Kevin Lohman
After getting off to a slow start with a 4-3 record in Section 1-AA, the Southmoreland boys soccer team has since caught fire. The Scotties …
Sluggish start dooms Southmoreland in loss to Waynesburg
By Jason Black
What was close to being a night of celebration turned into a night of utter misery for the Southmoreland football team at Russ Grimm Field …
Southmoreland’s Bickerton, Kiski Area’s Aller sprint to WCCA titles
By Paul Schofield
When Southmoreland’s Ben Bickerton and Kiski Area’s Megan Aller crested the final hill at Seton Hill University’s cross country course Thursday and saw the finish …
DC Picks, local teams hope to rebound from tough week
By Tribune-Review
Last week: 3-3 Overall: 27-8 It was a tough week for the Falcons, Red Raiders, Mustangs and DC Picks. Here’s hoping all bounce back strong this week. Connellsville at Norwin DC Picks has to be completely honest here. He’s frustrated with the way the Falcons have played in each of …
H.S. Picks is back to his winning ways
By H.s. Picks
Guess who’s back, back again. Yes, he’s back. No, it’s not rap artist Eminem. It’s H.S. Picks, the Tribune-Review’s high school football prognosticator, who had his best week of the season by correctly going 37-3 in Week 6. Picks said eating good brain food like vegetables, fruits and nuts helped …
Pisula rushes for 303 yards in Southmoreland’s victory over Burgettstown
By Mark Katarski
After his first carry on the game’s initial play gained 1 yard — and Southmoreland fumbled the ball away two plays later — it looked like anything but a record-setting night in store for senior running back Jake Pisula. His next 30 carries however, told a different story. Pisula tied …
Daily Courier Q&A: Southmoreland’s Justin Livengood
By Jason Black
Senior Justin Livengood has contributed in a number of ways to Southmoreland’s first-half success. Although Livengood is listed as a wide receiver, he has been …
DC Picks: Connellsville will get back into win column
By Tribune-Review
Last week: 5-1 Overall record: 24-5 It was another solid effort for DC Picks in Week 5, but he knows that as the season moves along and the games get bigger, picking winners often becomes harder. With that in mind, here are the Week 6 picks: Plum at Connellsville This …
Senior striker Riley go-to guy for Southmoreland soccer team
By Paul Paterra
Southmoreland soccer coach Chris Hixson can’t help but smile when talking about Henry Riley. Riley, 17, is a senior striker on the soccer team on …
Southmoreland returns home to face Burgettstown
By Mark King
After roughing up the Derry Trojans by the score of 27-14, the Southmoreland Scotties return home Friday night to face Burgettstown in what should be a tune-up game for the Scotties before they play a string of three tough Class AA Interstate Conference games, starting next week with the Waynesburg …
High school football notebook: State record possible for South Fayette QB
By Chris Harlan
South Fayette’s Brett Brumbaugh is poised Friday night to break the WPIAL passing record for career yards. The senior needs only 85 yards. But might the state record also be reachable? “Me and my quarterback coach (Shane Patterson) have actually talked about it,” Brumbaugh said. “We do have a chance …
Southmoreland wears down Derry
By Ed Phillipps
Call it a hunch, but Southmoreland coach Mark Adams had a feeling all week he needed to instill in his team an attitude required to …
Senior trio provides leadership, success to Southmoreland boys golf team
By Paul Paterra 10:34 p.m.
Southmoreland’s boys golf team is trying to make its first trip to the postseason in many years. As this journey continues, coach Gene Spadaro has …
Suddenly hot Derry awaits Southmoreland
By Mark King
Up until two weeks ago, the Derry Area Trojans had lost 20 consecutive games. That streak ended with a convincing win over Charleroi and continued last week as the Trojans upended the Laurel Spartans. In 2013, Derry competed in the WPIAL Class AAA ranks, and the result was a winless …
McGuffey proves versatile in win over Southmoreland
By Jason Black
Through four games, the McGuffey football team is showing it can win in a number of different ways. After running back James Duchi scored six …
McGuffey’s high-powered offense awaits Southmoreland
By Mark King
Friday’s Class AA Interstate Conference clash between Southmoreland and McGuffey at Russ Grimm Field will be very interesting to watch if one likes offense. McGuffey comes into the contest averaging 46 points per game. The Highlanders scored 40 or more points four times in 2013 and have picked up right …
Southmoreland football team looks to rebound from defeat
By Mark King
Following a 41-14 loss at the hands of Beaver Falls, the Southmoreland football team is looking for a way to get back on track after being derailed at Geneva College Sept. 5. Meanwhile, the Brownsville Falcons are looking for a way to score their first points of the 2014 season. …
Southmoreland wrestler Griffiths’ case appeal moves on to PIAA
By Chris Harlan
Southmoreland School District will appeal the WPIAL’s ruling against wrestler Austin Griffiths to the PIAA. The WPIAL board ruled against Griffiths on Sept. 2, the …

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