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Beistel overcomes nerves, 1st-round opponent at PIAA Class AA tournament

By Paul Schofield 10:08 p.m.
HERSHEY — Southmoreland junior Jacob Beistel grabbed his stomach during his first-round match at the PIAA Class AA wrestling championship Thursday at the Giant Center. …
Southmoreland, Mt. Pleasant wrestlers look forward to states
By Jason Black
The Southmoreland and Mt. Pleasant wrestling teams experienced their share of success during the team portion of the season, and that success has carried over ...
Southmoreland junior still learning amid success
By Bill West
As strange as it sounds, Southmoreland junior heavyweight Jacob Beistel might miss Al Beattie after the Burrell senior graduates later this year. “He’s probably the best ...
Southmoreland freshman Griffiths aims to take heed of brother’s advice
By Jason Black
Before he was old enough to be a high school wrestler, Southmoreland freshman Tyler Griffiths spent plenty of time watching older brother Austin Griffiths compete ...
Southmoreland senior gets brotherly advice in Southwest Regional wrestling championships: Win
By Jason Black
Before he was old enough to be a high school wrestler, Southmoreland freshman Tyler Griffiths spent plenty of time watching his older brother Austin compete at big tournaments. Austin, a senior at, was ruled ineligible to wrestle for Southmoreland this season because of his enrollment at a cyber school when he ...
Southmoreland, Mt. Pleasant wrestlers chase PIAA berths
By Jason Black
The high school wrestling season can be a long and grueling process, but at this time of year, fatigue gives way to determination as the ...
7 Southmoreland wrestlers advance to Southwest Regional
By Trib Total Media
Southmoreland’s successful wrestling season continues as seven wrestlers advanced to the Southwest Regional wrestling tournament after their performances in the WPIAL Class AA championships this ...
Mt. Pleasant, Southmoreland send 7 each to Southwest Regional
By Paul Schofield
Mt. Pleasant wrestling coach Zack Sheridan and Southmoreland coach Ryan Shaw were pleased with their teams’ performances Saturday in the WPIAL Class AA championships at ...
Zimcosky leads successful weekend for Connellsville area swimmers
By Kevin Lohman
Records came tumbling down at the WPIAL swimming championships Friday and Saturday at Pitt’s Trees Pool. The substitution of names atop the record book is not ...
Southmoreland, Mt. Pleasant wrestlers set tone of success at WPIALs
By Jason Black
Southmoreland and Mt. Pleasant wrestlers set a positive tone at the WPIAL Class AA individual championships on Friday at South Fayette. All nine Southmoreland wrestlers advanced ...
Southmoreland 138-pound junior Myers eyes return to finals
By Paul Schofield
Evan Myers knows he will be the underdog if he reaches the WPIAL Class AA wrestling finals Saturday. But the Southmoreland junior just hopes he gets ...
Hampton ends Southmoreland’s dream season
By Bill West
A program that symbolizes WPIAL boys basketball royalty made sure the clock struck midnight on Southmoreland’s Cinderella season Tuesday at North Hills High School. Hampton (19-4), a WPIAL finalist four times in the past five seasons, forced the Scotties (18-6) to race from end to end in their Class AAA ...
Southmoreland holds on behind freshman’s late heroics
By Ed Phillipps
Brandon Stone is only a freshman, but he might never have a more impressive end to a game than he did Friday night. The 6-foot-7 Southmoreland center scored six points and had two blocks — all with less than two minutes to play — as the Scotties (18-5) survived a ...
Scotties, Vikings wrestlers begin long road to Hershey
By Jason Black
With all the dual meets and team tournaments behind them, 13 wrestlers for Southmoreland and 11 or Mt. Pleasant are focused on the sport’s second ...
Area basketball teams begin WPIAL playoffs this week
By Staff Reports
The WPIAL released its basketball playoff pairings Tuesday, and for several area teams, the wait to begin the postseason will be a short one. The Southmoreland, ...
Southmoreland wrestling making 2nd straight trip to WPIAL tournament
By Paul Schofield
When Ryan Shaw took over the Southmoreland wrestling program three years ago, the program was in need of consistency, structure and stability. The Scotties went through ...
Mt. Pleasant girls basketball team defeats Southmoreland, 67-30
By Jason Black
For the Mt. Pleasant girls basketball team to make a nice run in the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs, it likely will need strong performances from ...
Connellsville, Southmoreland, Mt. Pleasant ready for WPIAL wrestling playoffs
By Jason Black
The WPIAL wrestling playoffs represent a chance to compete for a championship. But for Connellsville, Southmoreland and Mt. Pleasant, the postseason also serves as a ...
Southmoreland holds off Greensburg Salem in foul-filled contest
By Paul Schofield
The only player Southmoreland couldn’t afford to lose Friday in a foul-filled game against Greensburg Salem was senior Ben Niemiec. Niemiec avoided foul trouble and carried ...
Connellsville, Southmoreland, Mt. Pleasant learn playoff foes
By Staff Reports
The Connellsville, Southmoreland and Mt. Pleasant wrestling teams will each compete Wednesday in the first round of the WPIAL playoffs. In Class AAA, Connellsville finished as the Section 2 runner-up and will travel to Franklin Regional for a first-round match against West Allegheny, the third seed from Section 4. The winner ...
Southmoreland wrestling team beats Mt. Pleasant in 3rd-place match at Section 2-AA tournament
By Jason Black
The Southmoreland wrestling team didn’t emerge as Section 2-AA champions, but the Scotties avenged an early-season loss to Mt. Pleasant in the third-place match of the Section 2-AA finals on Wednesday at McGuffey. The Scotties and the Vikings dropped matches in the section semifinals, which forced a battle for the section’s ...
Southmoreland wrestlers soaring to new heights
By Paul Paterra
Southmoreland wrestling is in the midst of one of its finest — and most memorable — seasons in recent years. The team has a 7-1 record ...
Southmoreland boys basketball team stops Kittanning
By Jason Black
If the Southmoreland boys basketball team was being graded on its performance in Tuesday’s Section 3-AAA home game against Kittanning, the Scotties likely would have ...
Greensburg athletes of the week: Southmoreland’s Cole Lambie, Penn-Trafford’s Casey Aunkst
By Andrew John
Cole Lambie School: Southmoreland Sport: Wrestling Year: Junior Claim to fame: Lambie (20-6) captured the 113-pound title at the Burgettstown Invitational after a 12-3 decision ...
Southmoreland boys soccer’s Hixson shares coach of the year honor in Section 1-AA
By Paul Paterra 8:19 p.m.
Southmoreland’s boys soccer team may have seen its season end quickly in the WPIAL playoffs with a 4-0 loss to Laurel Highlands, but it still was a season in which the team accomplish quite a bit. Players Cam Walter and Henry Riley were named to the all-section team in Section 1-AA ...

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