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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 …
Burrell’s Edwards 1 of 4 WPIAL wrestlers to reach PIAA Class AA finals
By Bill West
HERSHEY — In a dream he had one night early this season, Burrell senior 152-pounder Steve Edwards watched himself win a state wrestling championship and …
Southmoreland wrestlers earn narrow wins to qualify for PIAA quarterfinals
By Paul Schofield
HERSHEY — Style points weren’t something Southmoreland junior Austin Griffiths and sophomore Jake Beistel were looking for at the PIAA Class AA wrestling championships Thursday …
For Class AA heavyweights, redemption at states
By Paul Schofield
HERSHEY — Allan Beattie and Jake Beistel didn’t have fond memories of the 2013 PIAA Class AA wrestling championships. Both heavyweights went 0-2 and were …
Southmoreland sends 2 to PIAA tournament
By Paul Paterra
It’s becoming quite commonplace for Austin Griffiths to have a date in Hershey in early March to participate in the PIAA tournament. That’s starting to …
Griffiths, Beistel have high expectations at states
By Jason Black
The PIAA wrestling championships always are a big deal, but for Southmoreland’s Austin Griffiths and Jake Beistel, the experience of competing on the state’s biggest …
Southmoreland’s Griffiths turns table on rival at regionals
By Bill West
JOHNSTOWN — During the PIAA Class AA Southwest Regional Championship’s Parade of Champions on Saturday evening, three WPIAL champs — Jefferson-Morgan’s John Demaske, South Park’s …
Southmoreland junior avenges WPIAL finals loss to claim Class AA regional title
By Bill West
JOHNSTOWN — During the PIAA Class AA Southwest Regional wrestling championship’s Parade of Champions Saturday evening, three WPIAL champs — Jefferson-Morgan’s John Demaske, South Park’s …
Southmoreland’s Griffiths hopes to break through in semifinals
By Bill West
For a third time in as many seasons, Southmoreland’s Austin Griffiths advanced to the semifinals of the PIAA Class AA Southwest  Regional Championships on  Friday …
Junior high wrestling event hits Hempfield
By Paul Schofield
When Southmoreland High School wrestling coach Ryan Shaw organized the WPIAL Junior High Tournament three years ago, many coaches wanted him to expand it to a state tournament. That will happen Saturday and Sunday at Hempfield High School as wrestling fans will get to see a glimpse of the future …
Class AA Southmoreland, Mt. Pleasant grapplers one step from states
By Jason Black
It’s been a long and grueling season for the Class AA wrestlers still competing. The relentless challenges don’t get easier, but there is an end …
Southmoreland sophomore forward finishes strong season
By Paul Paterra
As the Southmoreland girls basketball team continues its improvement, a key ingredient in the mix this year was sophomore forward Julea Claycomb. She has started …

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