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Southmoreland wears down Derry

By Ed Phillipps
Call it a hunch, but Southmoreland coach Mark Adams had a feeling all week he needed to instill in his team an attitude required to …
Senior trio provides leadership, success to Southmoreland boys golf team
By Paul Paterra
Southmoreland’s boys golf team is trying to make its first trip to the postseason in many years. As this journey continues, coach Gene Spadaro has …
Suddenly hot Derry awaits Southmoreland
By Mark King
Up until two weeks ago, the Derry Area Trojans had lost 20 consecutive games. That streak ended with a convincing win over Charleroi and continued last week as the Trojans upended the Laurel Spartans. In 2013, Derry competed in the WPIAL Class AAA ranks, and the result was a winless …
McGuffey proves versatile in win over Southmoreland
By Jason Black
Through four games, the McGuffey football team is showing it can win in a number of different ways. After running back James Duchi scored six …
McGuffey’s high-powered offense awaits Southmoreland
By Mark King
Friday’s Class AA Interstate Conference clash between Southmoreland and McGuffey at Russ Grimm Field will be very interesting to watch if one likes offense. McGuffey comes into the contest averaging 46 points per game. The Highlanders scored 40 or more points four times in 2013 and have picked up right …
Southmoreland football team looks to rebound from defeat
By Mark King
Following a 41-14 loss at the hands of Beaver Falls, the Southmoreland football team is looking for a way to get back on track after being derailed at Geneva College Sept. 5. Meanwhile, the Brownsville Falcons are looking for a way to score their first points of the 2014 season. …
Southmoreland wrestler Griffiths’ case appeal moves on to PIAA
By Chris Harlan
Southmoreland School District will appeal the WPIAL’s ruling against wrestler Austin Griffiths to the PIAA. The WPIAL board ruled against Griffiths on Sept. 2, the …
Southmoreland girls volleyball relies on hustle, defense
By Dave Stofcheck
Southmoreland girls volleyball coach Sam Coffman is hoping a strong core of experienced seniors can offset the pressure of being placed in a tough realigned …
Southmoreland girls soccer aims for return to postseason
By Dave Stofcheck
Bob King is about to enter his fifth season as Southmoreland’s girls soccer coach. He will do so with a strong core of players he’s hoping can offset a low turnout and also lead the Scotties back to the postseason. Seniors Emily Burkhart, Brittney Leonard, junior Vayda Farino and sophomore …
Southmoreland cross country low on runners, high on talent
By Dave Stofcheck
Don Gilpin has been coaching one sport or another at Southmoreland for a long time. So long, in fact, that Gilpin isn’t sure exactly how …
Connellsville Daily Courier Q&A: Southmoreland’s Mataeo Garner
By Jason Black
Senior Mataeo Garner is new to the Southmoreland football team, but it hasn’t taken him long to prove he can be a valuable asset to …
Southmoreland football team hits road to play Beaver Falls
By Mark King
Following a season-opening 25-24 win over Charleroi, the Southmoreland Scotties will travel to Geneva College to take on the always tough Beaver Falls Tigers in week 2 in a nonconference contest. The Tigers opened the 2014 season with a convincing 39-21 win over Freedom. The game was not as close …
WPIAL again rules Southmoreland wrestler ineligible
By Chris Harlan
For the second time in about two weeks, the WPIAL board ruled against Southmoreland wrestler Austin Griffiths, leaving the three-time state qualifier ineligible for this season. Griffiths, who repeated a grade, was seeking an additional year of eligibility, WPIAL executive director Tim O’Malley said. The WPIAL ruled him ineligible Aug. …
Southmoreland boys soccer expects another strong season
By Dave Stofcheck
Southmoreland hopes boys soccer coach Chris Hixson’s second season plays out as well as his first. The Scotties return six starters from a team that …
Southmoreland thrills home crowd with 25-24 victory over Charleroi
By Jason Black
Because of flooding that damaged its field last year, the Southmoreland football team hadn’t played a home game at Russ Grimm Field since 2012. But …
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 …

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