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High school notebook: Lincoln Park looking forward to rematch with Johnsonburg

By Staff Reports
Lincoln Park wanted at some point this postseason a rematch with Johnsonburg, the team that ended last season’s playoff run. Well, here it is. WPIAL …
GCC survives Laurel on late 3-point shot
By Gary Horvath
Greensburg Central Catholic freshman guard Brittany Stawovy didn’t expect to play the role of playoff hero, but that’s where she found herself Tuesday. Stawovy hit a 3-pointer to give her team a 46-43 lead over Laurel with 20 seconds to play, and the Class AA No. 3 seed Centurions held …
Laurel tops Ford City for 1st postseason win in 11 years
By Jason Orfao
Friday night was 11 years in the making for the Laurel girls basketball program. The Spartans regrouped after a second-half rally from Ford City to secure a 43-37 victory in the first round of the WPIAL Class AA girls basketball playoffs at Butler High School. Laurel’s previous postseason appearance was …
Trib Cup: Laurel girls heading to 1st playoff berth in 15 seasons
By Brian Graham
The Laurel girls basketball team doesn’t have a single player among the top scorers in the WPIAL, but that is hardly a setback for how the program has fared this season. Actually, it’s notable according to coach Jessica Shevitz, because it is one of the reasons the Spartans have been …
Shaler’s Schwartz sets course record, defends title at WPIAL championships
By Gary Horvath
Her countless days of training, no matter the weather, have paid off. Shaler junior Brianna Schwartz battled through near-freezing temperatures and ran the best race …
Slow start too much for Geibel volleyball to overcome in playoff loss to Laurel
By Jason Black
For the majority of Tuesday’s WPIAL Class A preliminary-round playoff volleyball match between Geibel and Laurel at North Allegheny, the Gators and Spartans played on …
Laurel pulls away from Springdale
By Ed Phillipps
When Springdale senior running back Justin Wilson was forced to leave Friday’s game with a lower body injury, it was the rest of the Dynamos who felt the pain. Springdale (1-3) allowed 20 unanswered points in the fourth quarter and fell to host Laurel, 34-7, in nonconference action at Spartan …
Laurel undergoing overhaul with new coach
By Karen Kadilak
Laurel will have a new look under first-year coach Pat Cuba. Changes are planned offensively and defensively to take advantage of the team’s quickness. “On defense, we’ll be playing a stack-type defense with multiple coverage,” Cuba said. “Offensively, we’ll use more (option plays).” Junior Rick Nail marveled at the extent …

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