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WPIAL players take control of early rounds at PIAA tennis tournament

By Jeff Dewees
HERSHEY — Friday’s opening-round action in the PIAA singles and doubles tennis tournament proved successful for WPIAL players. The WPIAL placed three of the final four entrants in the Class AAA singles tournament and the same number in doubles. It has continued the trend of recent seasons in wrestling control away ...
Carlynton track looks strong at WPIAL championships
By Nathan Smith
Conor Richardson knew walking onto the track at Baldwin for the WPIAL Class AA track and field championships she wouldn’t be leaving without moving on ...
Carlynon athletes perparing for WPIAL track championships
By Nathan Smith
The Carlynton girls 400-meter relay team hasn’t run a complete season together, but that hasn’t shown. The foursome — made up of senior Conor Richardson, sophomore Ashleigh Wilson and freshmen Sydney Franchick and Arieona Smith-Purdue — enter Thursday’s WPIAL Class AA track and field championships as one of the squads contending ...
Carlynton’s Richardson ready for her final lap
By Nathan Smith
Conor Richardson’s list of accomplishments as an athlete at Carlynton is a lengthy one. She was a major factor in the recent success of the girls ...
Three Rivers Junior Rowing teams off to strong start
By Karen Kadilak
Three Rivers Junior Rowing coach Steve McCarthy has set an ambitious goal for his girls team this year. Impressed by their depth and experience, McCarthy believes ...
Carlynton’s Phillips relishes WPIAL singles title
By Nathan Smith
For some, a WPIAL title would be the peak of an athlete’s career. For Carlynton’s Luke Phillips, it is just fuel to the fire. The sophomore claimed ...
Latrobe’s Kissell, Carlynton’s Phillips capture WPIAL singles titles in tennis
By Nathan Smith
Chad Kissell felt destined to win a WPIAL championship. The Latrobe senior is part of a family tennis dynasty. Older sisters Michaela, Joelle and Stacia all ...
HS highlight reel: Boys tennis champs set to be crowned
By Tribune-Review
Latrobe’s Chad Kissell was a WPIAL Class AAA runner-up last season at the boys singles tennis tournament. Tuesday, he’ll chase the title that has eluded him the past three seasons. The four-time Section 1 champion is the top seed in this year’s WPIAL tournament. A Valparaiso recruit, he also finished fourth at ...
Increased numbers looking to boost results for Carlynton track team
By Nathan Smith
The numbers for the Carlynton track and field teams are at the best it has seen in years. Coach Nate Milsom said the team has 65 ...
New coach looking for improved results from Carlynton baseball
By Nathan Smith
While Pat McPherson is in his first season as the coach for the Carlynton baseball team, things are already looking up for the program. The Cougars have 24 players on the roster. While the team will only dress 18 to 20 for varsity games, it will allow the program to field ...
The Signal Item softball preview
By Nathan Smith
Expectations are high for the Signal Item area softball teams entering the season. A year after only two qualified for the postseason and another fell one game short, all four teams return several starters and are looking to reach the WPIAL postseason. The following is a look at what to expect from ...
Carlynton junior Stengel competing in two races at state championships
By Nathan Smith
Breaking school records is nothing new for Carlynton’s Nicole Stengel The junior owns a combined 11 records between high school and junior high competition. But breaking ...
Redbank Valley bows to Carlynton, 45-33, in PIAA Class AA 1st-round game
By Matt Grubba
By the end of their first-round playoff game, Carlynton had added one player it didn’t start with while Redbank Valley lost three. Conor Richardson scored 14 points and injured center Abby Greiner entered in the second half to add five points and seven rebounds for Carlynton, which came away with a ...
Trib Cup: Carlynton girls basketball team continues ‘return to glory’
By Brian Graham
Tim Bonner understands the tradition that Carlynton girls basketball projected in the late 1990s and early 2000s. That’s exactly why three years ago when he ...
Carlynton’s lone gymnast finds success at WPIALs, states
By Nathan Smith
For Maddie Crown, the old saying “there is no ‘I’ in team” doesn’t ring true. The junior is the lone Carlynton gymnast, and while her opponents ...
Carlynton girls basketball team makes WPIAL semifinals
By Nathan Smith
Carlynton girls basketball coach Tim Bonner is adamant about one thing regarding his team — they are at their best right now. “For the last month ...
Carlynton ousts Frazier girls basketball team from WPIAL Class AA playoffs
By Jason Black
For the first half of Tuesday’s WPIAL Class AA first-round girls playoff basketball game between Frazier and Carlynton, neither team could find offensive rhythm. The teams struggled to scored, and it was anybody’s game at halftime. But in the second half, Carlynton left little doubt as to which team would advance. The ...
McPherson taking over coaching at Carlynton
By Nathan Smith
For the fourth time in as many seasons, the Carlynton baseball team will be under the guidance of a new coach. But this year it will be a familiar face leading the Cougars. Pat McPherson, who served as an assistant coach last season, will lead the team this spring. After last season’s ...
Carlynton selects Yoder as football coach
By Nathan Smith
After serving six games as Carlynton’s interim football coach last season, Scott Yoder hoped to do it full time moving forward. Last week he got his wish as he was named the Cougars’ coach. “Being a head coach has been a goal of mine since I got into coaching,” Yoder said. “I ...
Carlynton’s Witwicki looking for trip to Hershey
By Andrew John
Even though being only a sophomore by status, Logan Witwicki appears to be much older when one might watch him perform on the wrestling mat for Carlynton. Witwicki, who finished with a record of 29-13 and a fifth-place finish at WPIAL Class AA tournament in the 132-pound weight class, has continued ...
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: North Hills’ Gage Curry, Carlynton’s Conor Richardson
By Alex Oltmanns
Gage Curry School: North Hills Year: Junior Sport: Wrestling Claim to fame: Curry claimed his third straight Allegheny County Wrestling Championships title Saturday ...
Carlynton’s Griffin embracing move to heavyweight
By Nathan Smith
As a junior, Carlynton’s Mike Griffin entered the season committed to wrestling at 220 pounds. As an offensive lineman for the football team, Griffin had ...
Carlynton girls basketball bouncing back from 3-game skid
By Nathan Smith
It was a hot start for the Carlynton girls basketball team as it went 6-0 and outscored opponents by more than 31 points per game. ...
Carlynton junior catcher participates in showcase
By Nathan Smith
For Carlynton’s Sydney Fritchman, participating in the Queen of Diamonds North Showcase is a major step toward her future. The junior catcher participated in the two-day ...
Carlynton boys basketball focused despite turnover
By Nathan Smith
Compare this season’s roster for Carlynton boys basketball to last year’s and noticing the turnover isn’t hard. In addition to losing four seniors to graduation, ...

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