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Trib Cup: Mohawk girls soccer chasing elusive section title

By Brian Graham
There are no girls soccer section championship banners in the Mohawk gymnasium. That observation made for passionate conversation between coach Lisa Kwolek and her team in the offseason. The result: an “all hands on deck” desire to win the program’s first section title in school history. “You ask about realistic …
Replacing game-changer key for Mohawk
By Andrew John
For two straight seasons, New Brighton has kept Mohawk out of the WPIAL playoffs with a victory in the regular season finale. With eight starters returning, Mohawk is hoping to get over that proverbial hump. After going winless three seasons ago, Mohawk progressed in 2012 by going 2-7, 2-5 and …
South Fayette’s Zombek, Mohawk’s Stelter defend WPIAL diving titles
By Kevin Lohman
Prior to his final dive, South Fayette senior Stephen Zombek stepped onto the diving board, looked to the crowd and flashed a smile in the direction of his parents and girlfriend. He knew he had the WPIAL Class AA boys diving title in the bag. “I knew going into my …
Eliminating mental mistakes key for Mohawk
By Adam Bittner
Heading into its season finale against New Brighton last season, Mohawk still had a chance to make the playoffs despite its 2-6 record. The Warriors lost, 35-28, but entering 2013, it’s a two-fold reminder that they can play meaningful football late in the season and improve to avoid that type …
Mars’ Gruber wins fourth PIAA 100 fly title
By Keith Barnes
LEWISBURG — Margaret Gruber did what every swimmer does when she touched the wall at the end of the 100-yard butterfly at the PIAA Class AA championships at Bucknell. She looked at the clock. And though she wasn’t completely pleased with the time staring back at her, the Mars senior …
Mohawk, South Fayette divers win WPIAL Class AA titles
By Keith Barnes
Once McKenzie Stelter finished her 11th and final dive at the WPIAL Class AA finals, she climbed out of the pool and realized her score of 43.20 was enough to move her into first place. Then the Mohawk junior spent an excruciating few minutes waiting for Moon’s Heather Lonkert to …
Winless season provided experience for Mohawk underclassmen
By Meredith Qualls
Mohawk coach Joe Lamenza is ready to see results. “Last year, we were a young football team; we knew we were going to be building,” he said. In 2011, Mohawk’s lineup was composed mostly of  first-year starters, including four sophomores and one  freshman. Lamenza’s primary focus was building a foundation …
Another chance pays off for Deer Lakes softball
By George Guido
After coming up short at the plate several times, Deer Lakes sophomore Sierra Sarver wanted one more shot. It came in the bottom of the 10th inning, and Sarver hit a single up the middle with the bases loaded to lift the Lancers to a 6-5 victory over Mohawk in …

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