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Shenango going through culture change

By Dave Schrecengost 8:55 p.m.
Second-year coach Mike Commesso is starting to see changes in his program at Shenango. “We talk about our program all the time as far as trying to change the culture,” Commesso said. “We talk about being uncommon. It seems like we’ve been common for a long time.” The Wildcats, 2-7 …
Burrell girls basketball team blows out Shenango
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Burrell didn’t have school Tuesday because of winter weather, so the girls basketball team decided to go out for breakfast. The Bucs had Shenango for …
Big plays lift Shenango past Riverview
By Ed Phillipps
When Riverview and Shenango took the field Friday night, the teams appeared to be evenly matched, as each brought a 1-4 record into the nonconference matchup. Once the game got under way, host Shenango and its running attack proved to be superior in a 35-14 win. “They were just more …
Shenango’s 1st-year coach likes team’s potential
By Karen Kadilak
Shenango expects improvement under first-year coach Mike Commesso. The Wildcats return three top skill players, including senior Anthony Prestopine. Besides being Shenango’s top passer, he was second in rushing with 427 yards and three touchdowns last year. Senior linemen Alonza Regna and Vince Albertini also are back. “We have a …
Frazier softball team advances to WPIAL Class A semifinals
By Jason Black
After three straight seasons of frustration in the WPIAL Class A quarterfinals at Fairhaven Park, the Frazier softball team finally had a reason to celebrate …
Wolves win, reach semifinals
By Bill West
Scoring several points in a row sometimes worries West Shamokin senior Jill Glover, who’s conscious of anything that remotely suggests she’s a star among the Lady Wolves. But Glover acknowledges she’s willing to single-handedly spark runs from time to time. One of those occasions emerged when No. 4 West Shamokin …
Shenango holds off Riverview
By Stephen Catanese
A handful of big plays and a run-heavy, clock-devouring offense led Shenango to a 22-15 nonconference victory over Riverview under the lights Friday night at the typically lightless Riverside Park in Oakmont. “Anytime you get a victory, you’ll take it,” Shenango coach Ryan Mayo said. “But we’ve still got a …
Leechburg’s Barto claims school’s first WPIAL golf title
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Matt Barto dislikes slow play, but that wasn’t an issue for him Monday morning because the Leechburg junior was in the first group to tee …
Graduation losses don’t deter Shenango coach
By Doug Gulasy
Shenango lost its top rusher and receiver to graduation and its quarterback to Montour. But coach Ryan Mayo believes the Wildcats are ready to make their first playoff appearance since 2006. “That’s our No. 1 goal,” Mayo said. “We’ve had a great offseason — attendance (at workouts) has been excellent, …

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