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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 …
Pitching catapults Southmoreland over West Mifflin
By Jason Black
Southmoreland’s softball team is making a statement in Section 3-AAA. On Tuesday, the Scotties picked up their fourth section victory in as many tries with …
Southmoreland track has disparate degrees of experience
By Dave Stofcheck
Dave Keefer hopes his transition from assistant to head coach is a smooth one as he prepares to lead the Southmoreland track team this season. …
Banquet honors top prep players in Westmoreland County
By Paul Schofield
Some of the top student-athletes in Westmoreland County will be honored at the 58th annual awards banquet sponsored by county Judge John J. Driscoll on April 29 at Ferrante’s  Lakeview in Hempfield. The county’s 18 athletic directors, along with the Driscoll committee, reviewed this year’s candidates Thursday and voted on …
New coach leading Southmoreland track team
By Paul Paterra
There’s a new face at the helm of the track program at Southmoreland High School. But the name is familiar, the rest of the staff …
Southmoreland baseball looks to continue recent strides
By Jason Black
When Brian Shipley began his second stint as coach of the Southmoreland baseball team in 2012, he inherited a team coming off a winless season. …
Quality hurlers lead Southmoreland softball team
By Paul Paterra
A key to the success of any softball team is quality pitching. Taking a quick glance at the roster of the Southmoreland softball team seems …
Southmoreland retains high standards with different cast
By Jason Black
With three section titles in the past three seasons, the Southmoreland boys tennis team is entering the 2014 campaign with plenty of confidence. This, despite …
Scotties expect pitching to be major strength
By Jason Black
In terms of wins and losses, the Southmoreland girls softball team took a step backward in 2013. The Scotties finished 8-8 last year and failed …
Optimism high on the diamond for Southmoreland
By Paul Paterra
The fortunes of the Southmoreland baseball team have changed dramatically in recent years. A team that was winless in 2011 collected nine wins just two …
Southmoreland boys tennis has eyes for 4th straight section title
By Paul Paterra
Success has come frequently to the Southmoreland boys tennis team in recent years. The squad has won section titles each of the last three seasons …
Southmoreland’s Beistel, Griffiths fall in PIAA quarters
By Paul Schofield
HERSHEY — Southmoreland sophomore Jake Beistel could have blamed the official for his controversial loss in the PIAA Class AA wrestling championship semifinals Friday at …

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