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Freshman Jaden Datz will start at cornerback for Southmoreland

By Jason Black
Most freshmen looking to join a high school football team often find themselves on the bench, watching and learning from older players, hoping one day, …
Running back Pisula hopes to help Southmoreland end long playoff drought
By Jason Black
Despite missing the playoffs, the Southmoreland football team had a season to remember in 2013. The Scotties played all their games on the road because …
Southmoreland seeking 1st playoff appearance in 35 years
By Jason Black
Last season was anything but ordinary for the Southmoreland football team. The Scotties went through the transition of a new coach with Mark Adams and …
Southmoreland ready to open season against explosive Charleroi squad
By Mark King
Fans attending Friday’s Class AA Interstate Conference match up between the Southmoreland Scotties and Charleroi Cougars may want to arrive early if they do not …
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 …
Southmoreland eyes another successful girls tennis season
By Dave Stofcheck
Graduation has forced Southmoreland girls tennis coach Jim Kessler to shuffle his lineup, while realignment has given the Scotties a new list of teams to …
Scotties seek 1st playoff appearance in 35 years
By Jason Black
An ability to persevere through a strange 2013 season might pay off in a big way for Southmoreland. Last season was anything but ordinary for …
Different foes dot gridiron slate for Southmoreland football team
By Mark King
The winds of change are blowing. A rock and roll group called The Scorpions wrote a song about that very subject years ago. The winds of change for the 2014 Southmoreland varsity football team are blowing with hurricane force heading into the new season. The first change that will take …
Southmoreland girls golfers seek playoff spot
By Dave Stofcheck
Third-year Southmoreland girls golf coach Gene Spadaro would like to see his team enter unfamiliar territory this season. “My goal is to definitely make the playoffs,” Spadaro said. “That’s been a goal of ours since a lot of these girls were freshmen.” Southmoreland will compete in Section 1-AA along with …
Consistency crucial for Southmoreland golf team
By Dave Stofcheck
Southmoreland boys golf coach Gene Spadaro hopes the future is now. Spadaro’s lineup is led by a pair of seniors. But for the Scotties to be successful, a pair of freshmen may have to make immediate contributions. Senior Zach Stefan is slotted in the first position, the same as last …
Belle Vernon golfer Lubriani wins Fayette County tournament
By Staff Reports
Many area golf teams officially started the 2014 season by participating in the annual Fayette County Coaches Association Tournament on Friday at Uniontown’s Duck Hollow Golf Club. The top 10 finishers earned all-county honors for the  18-hole event. Leading the field was Belle Vernon’s Mike Lubriani, who finished with a …
Southmoreland gridders busy preparing for 2014 season
By Paul Paterra
The start of the WPIAL football season may be about two months away, but that doesn’t mean teams already aren’t preparing for the upcoming campaign. …
Southmoreland softball coach finishes successful 1st season
By Paul Paterra
Todd Bunner had a lot about which to be happy in his first season as head coach of the Southmoreland softball team. Sure, there’s disappointment …
Scotties baseball team continues to make strides toward goals
By Paul Paterra
Southmoreland baseball coach Brian Shipley sat in a dugout at the team’s field recently and reflected on a season in which the Scotties won nine …
Southmoreland runner has high expectations for PIAA meet
By Jason Black
Southmoreland sophomore Vayda Farino doesn’t like to come up short in the goals she sets for herself. “She is very dedicated and probably the hardest …
Hard work pays off for record-breaking Southmoreland runner
By Paul Paterra
When asked her thoughts about breaking the school record in the 400 meters, Southmoreland senior Hannah Porter simply said she was “shocked.” Well the shock …
West Mifflin clinches 2nd straight postseason berth with win over Southmoreland
By Mark Kaboly
From the outside, it seemed like a curious decision by West Mifflin softball coach Casey Phillips to send a runner home from second in the …
Southmoreland track teams earn spot in WPIAL semis
By Jason Black
In his first season as the coach of the Southmoreland track program, Dave Keefer knew he had talented individuals who would go out and pile …
Southmoreland regaining home-field advantage as turf replacement is nearly complete
By Jason Black
The high school fall sports season is still four months away, but at Southmoreland, hard work is being done to secure the Scotties’ home-field advantage …
Southmoreland tennis celebrates 4th straight section title
By Jason Black
Since becoming the coach of the Southmoreland boys tennis team in 2011, Jim Kessler has known nothing but success when it comes to his squad’s …
Southmoreland baseball makes playoff push
By Paul Paterra
The Southmoreland baseball team finds itself in the middle of a jumble in Section 4-AA as teams fight for a spot in the WPIAL playoffs. …
Southmoreland junior hurdler vying ‘to be the best’
By Paul Paterra
Junior Katelyn Grech had a simple goal as she embarked on the season for the Southmoreland track team. “To be the best hurdler,” she said …
Freshman fill-in Matthews tosses 4-hitter as EF routs No. 4 Southmoreland
By Dave Mackall
Elizabeth Forward built a big lead early against No. 4 Southmoreland and kept adding to it Wednesday until a 10-run rule ended the WPIAL Section …
Led by 4-member rotation, Southmoreland softball in battle for 1st
By Paul Schofield
One thing Todd Bunner learned about the softball teams in Section 3-AAA during the first three weeks of the season, there are no gimmies. “The …
Southmoreland’s Beistel keeps momentum from high school season going into spring
By Paul Paterra
Jake Beistel continues to pile up the accolades on the wrestling mat. He finished fifth in the PIAA wrestling tournament at the heavyweight classification. Just …

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