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Southmoreland fights for elusive playoff spot

By Jason Black
Although Southmoreland missed the playoffs last season, coach Mark Adams believes 2014 should be remembered in a positive light as the Scotties look ahead. “It’s what ...
Southmoreland tennis team motivated by last year’s playoff near-miss
By Jason Black
The Southmoreland girls tennis team came up one win short last season in its quest for the WPIAL Class AA playoffs, so this year the ...
Gorman: Scotties’ duo is dominant
By Kevin Gorman
Mark Adams calls Jake Beistel and Doug Leighty a “once-in-a-lifetime” duo, especially for a WPIAL Class AA school like Southmoreland. “It’s a coach’s dream to have them at my level,” Adams said. “They could play at any level. In ‘AA’ ball, especially at Southmoreland — a school that historically has ...
Southmoreland girls golf hopes experience pays off
By Jason Black
The Southmoreland girls golf team has been steadily building for what it hopes will be a chance to compete in the WPIAL Class AA playoffs. ...
Southmoreland golf team seeks return to playoffs
By Jason Black
The 2014 season proved to be highly successful for the Southmoreland boys golf team, and coach Gene Spadaro hopes that the Scotties’ development and growth ...
Jenkins returning as coach for Southmoreland
By Jeff Oliver
The last time Ed Jenkins coached football, it was as Charleroi Area head coach in 2012-13. He guided the Cougars to a 4-14 record in those ...
Hempfield’s Ryan named Greensburg Tribune-Review Softball Player of the Year
By Karen Price
Player of the Year Morgan Ryan Hempfield, Sophomore, Pitcher Morgan Ryan was a good pitcher as a freshman, but during her sophomore year the ...
Southmoreland sports year filled with success
By Paul Paterra
Southmoreland athletic director Charlie Swink used the words “proud” and “happy” when talking about the recently completed high school sports year. Those words are quite appropriate. Scottie ...
Trinity derails Southmoreland softball’s dream of making state playoffs
By Jason Black
The Southmoreland softball team had a season like no other in the program’s history. The 13th-seeded Scotties picked up two playoff wins against higher-seeded opponents ...
Scotties fall as top-seeded Belle Vernon notches walk-off win
By Jason Black
Taking down two higher seeds in the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs is something the members of the Southmoreland softball team can be proud of this ...
Southmoreland ‘track kid’ throws way to success
By Paul Paterra
Mikayla Rhodes has been around track and field for as long as she can remember. Her father Mike is the throwing coach at Mt. Pleasant Area ...
Southmoreland, Frazier softball teams eye chance at PIAA tournament
By Jason Black
The Southmoreland and Frazier softball teams have played exceptionally well throughout the 2015 playoffs. However, both the Scotties and the Commodores came up one ...
Top-seeded Belle Vernon rallies for walk-off win over Southmoreland
By Jason Black
Taking down two higher seeds in the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs is something the members of the Southmoreland softball team can be proud of this ...
Southmoreland softball perseveres in playoff win over Hampton
By Jason Black
It didn’t take long for the Southmoreland softball team to face adversity during its WPIAL Class AAA quarterfinal against Hampton on Tuesday at Fairhaven Park. ...
Family ties propel Southmoreland runners
By Paul Paterra
There will be two representatives of the Southmoreland track team participating in this weekend’s PIAA championship track meet and they happen to be from the ...
Southmoreland, Frazier focus on softball quarterfinals
By Jason Black
The Southmoreland and Frazier softball teams posted impressive first-round victories in this year’s WPIAL playoffs, and both clubs are focused on advancing through the quarterfinals. The ...
Connellsville’s Wiltrout sets WPIAL championship record in javelin
By Jason Black
One week after breaking a national high school record in the girls javelin with a throw of 185 feet, 8 inches, Connellsville sophomore Madison Wiltrout ...
Southmoreland softball upsets Beaver in 1st round
By Jason Black
Missing the WPIAL playoffs in 2014 provided the Southmoreland softball team with plenty of motivation this season. However, the Scotties weren’t content with simply making ...
Southmoreland girls tearing up the track
By Paul Paterra
The Southmoreland girls track team has had quite the successful season. It advanced to the recent WPIAL Class AA final, won the Class AA title in ...
Three Connellsville-area teams qualify for softball playoffs
By Jason Black
On Thursday, the WPIAL released its softball playoff pairings, and the members of three local teams now know the path they must take in order to win a championship. Frazier, Southmoreland and Mt. Pleasant all qualified for the postseason, and each team will be in action next week. Mt. Pleasant (7-10) will ...
Southmoreland gets ready for WPIAL playoffs with win over Brownsville
By Jason Black
With second place in Section 4-AAA secure, the Southmoreland softball team anxiously awaits the start of the WPIAL playoffs. But after losing to Yough in ...
Southmoreland’s Hernley soars to new heights in pole vault
By Taylor Millslagle
Junior Brenden Hernley took a deep breath as he maintained all of his focus on the metal box on the pit as the wind and ...
Loss to Yough hurts Southmoreland’s playoff chances
By Jason Black
The Southmoreland baseball team had a chance to take a giant step toward clinching a playoff spot in their home Section 2-AAA finale against Yough ...
Southmoreland girls track team appears to be running on all cylinders
By Jason Black
Throughout the early part of track season, Southmoreland coach Dave Keefer realized that this year’s Southmoreland girls team had something special. Through bad weather and ...

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