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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, ...
Wilson growing into top contributor for Carlynton girls basketball
By Nathan Smith
The Carlynton girls basketball team has been moving at a rapid pace this season, and Ashleigh Wilson couldn’t be happier about it. “Our team is a ...
South Fayette football team distributes Steelers tickets to Carlynton, Wilkinsburg
By Bill Hartlep
The Carlynton and Wilkinsburg football teams each went through their share of struggles this season. Members of the South Fayette football program experienced nothing but success, not only this year but last year as well, as the Lions successfully defended their WPIAL and PIAA Class AA championships. On Sunday, the Lions will ...
Carlynton girls basketball has unfinished business
By Nathan Smith
Ask the members of the Carlynton girls basketball team and they will tell you they left a lot on the court last season. The Cougars dropped ...
Carlynton’s Richardson signs with Duquesne
By Nathan Smith
It took only one official visit for Carlynton basketball standout Conor Richardson to know where she wanted to continue her education and playing career. After visiting ...
Carlynton girls basketball playing scrimmage in Cleveland
By Nathan Smith
Every girls basketball team in the WPIAL is going to play scrimmages to prepare for the season. Only two are going to play a scrimmage in ...
Carlynton girls volleyball finishes season with success
By Nathan Smith
It wasn’t how the Carlynton volleyball team wanted to end its season. But Cougars coach Emily Tupi cannot complain with what her team achieved. Carlynton fell ...
Carlynton girls soccer stunned by early playoff exit
By Nathan Smith 9:00 p.m.
It was a shocking end to the season for the Carlynton girls soccer team. The Cougars fell to South Allegheny, 5-4, in the first round of ...
East Allegheny caps season with win
By Staff Reports
Deon Smith threw for 186 yards and a touchdown and ran for 137 yards and another score to lead East Allegheny (4-5, 4-5) to an 18-0 victory at Carlynton (0-9, 0-9) in the WPIAL Class AA Century Conference on Friday night. Dwayne Bender scored on a 66-yard interception return, and ...
Carlynton ready for 2nd taste of WPIAL playoffs
By Nathan Smith
The Carlynton girls volleyball team will enter the WPIAL Class A playoffs with one thing it didn’t have last season – experience. After making its first ...
Geibel goalie saves game during shootout, beats Carlynton
By Kevin Lohman
In a hard-fought WPIAL Class A boys soccer playoff game between Geibel and Carlynton, the difference came down to the man in goal. Kyle Toth played a key role in the win for Geibel, saving two penalty kicks and scoring on his own attempt to secure the 5-3 edge in ...

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