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Waynesburg wrestlers look to take the next step

By Jasper Wilson
Colin McCracken had made it to overtime. And he had victory in his grasp. Moments away from qualifying for his first PIAA wrestling tournament, the sophomore ...
Derry shuts out Waynesburg but falls short in bid for playoff berth
By Karen Price
Derry entered the regular-season finale against Waynesburg on Friday knowing if it won and Brownsville defeated Burgettstown that it would advance to the WPIAL playoffs. The Trojans did their part, winning 26-0. After the game, however, the players learned Brownsville lost and their season was over. “We’re an emotional locker room right ...
Strong serves lead No. 2 West Shamokin to 1st-round win
By Anthony Meier
West Shamokin volleyball cruised past Waynesburg in Thursday’s WPIAL Class AA first-round playoff match at Norwin. Sweeping the 15th-seeded Raiders (14-4), 25-9, 25-18, 25-11, the second-seeded Wolves (11-0) continued a strong campaign, having yet to concede a set in 11 straight matches. “It was a game of serving and serve-reception,” West ...
Trib Cup: Waynesburg girls soccer returns to postseason
By Alex Oltmanns
It may have taken some time, but the Waynesburg girls soccer team is playing the way Joe Kijowski envisioned when he took over as the team’s head coach three years ago. With a combined 8-21-2 record during Kijowski’s first two seasons, the Raiders have rebounded in 2015 with an 11-3 ...
Franklin Regional’s Lee named Tribune-Review Wrestler of the Year
By Paul Schofield
Franklin Regional wrestler Spencer Lee did something this year that many in his shoes might not have — wrestled at a higher weight so his ...
Waynesburg senior Headlee defeats country’s top-ranked at 132 to claim WPIAL Class AAA title
By Paul Schofield
Waynesburg senior A.C. Headlee couldn’t wait to face two-time WPIAL and PIAA Class AAA champion Luke Pletcher of Latrobe. He got his chance Saturday at the ...
Several big rematches are likely for WPIAL Class AAA postseason
By Bill West
About a month ago, Hempfield senior Sam Krivus and Penn-Trafford sophomore Cameron Coy ceased training together when they crossed paths at Young Guns Wrestling Club ...
Shaler’s Schwartz, Vincentian’s Abdalah earn PIAA cross country titles
By Paul Schofield
HERSHEY— Shaler senior Brianna Schwartz and Vincentian Academy sophomore Marianne Abdalah achieved their goals Saturday at the PIAA cross country championships. Both attacked the 3.1 mile Parkview Course near Hersheypark and easily claimed PIAA titles. It was the first for Schwartz (Class AAA) and second for Abdalah (Class A). While no WPIAL ...
HS highlight reel: Sarra returns to coach Waynesburg
By Tribune-Review
Dave Sarra can’t stay away from Waynesburg coaching jobs. After one season as assistant under Drew Schifino, Sarra returns to lead Waynesburg’s boys basketball team, which he also guided from 2009-13. The Central Greene School Board approved Sarra, a biology teacher in the district, as coach Tuesday night. Schifino left Waynesburg last ...
Gorman: A WPIAL playoff drought about to end
By Kevin Gorman
One of the longest WPIAL playoff droughts will end Friday night, but at the expense of another. That adds intrigue to the Interstate Conference chase for the fourth and final playoff spot. If Waynesburg (5-3, 4-3) can beat Derry, the Raiders will qualify for their first postseason since 2003. For Southmoreland ...
Sluggish start dooms Southmoreland in loss to Waynesburg
By Jason Black
What was close to being a night of celebration turned into a night of utter misery for the Southmoreland football team at Russ Grimm Field ...
HS highlight reel: Central Catholic’s Joseph commits to PSU
By Tribune-Review
Given a choice between NCAA wrestling perennial powerhouses, Central Catholic senior Vincenzo Joseph sided with the program that includes more familiar faces. Joseph committed to Penn State Monday, less than 72 hours after visiting Iowa, his other top option. The senior also made official visits to Virginia Tech, Cornell and ...
H.S. Picks catches Bucco Fever
By H.s. Picks
Even though it’s high school football season, H.S. Picks has the Pirates on his mind. Maybe that explains his subpar performance so far. Picks was 33-7 in Week 3, which leaves him 99-21 for the season. At least the Pirates have stayed focused and are currently holding off Milwaukee for a ...
High school notebook: Lincoln Park seeking co-op for girls basketball
By Chris Harlan Paul Schofield and Dave Mackall
Lincoln Park will add a girls basketball team this winter, and already it’s drawing WPIAL scrutiny. The Midland charter school asked to form cooperative agreements in girls basketball, boys track, baseball and boys golf with Western Beaver, a small public school in nearby Industry. The WPIAL board on Monday approved ...
Group of 3-year starters to lead Waynesburg
By Alex Oltmanns
Entering the third season in his second stint as the football coach at Waynesburg, Russ Moore has seen a lot of changes since his first go-around at the school from 1995-99. For one, when Moore left the program in 1999, the team had just claimed the WPIAL Class AA title. By ...
Waynesburg outslugs Freeport to advance to second round
By Matt Grubba
Even short-handed, Freeport was able to produce runs, but the Yellowjackets couldn’t keep Waynesburg off the scoreboard. Both offenses were clicking, but fifth-seeded Waynesburg was able ...
WPIAL softball tournament preview
By Tribune-Review
WPIAL softball tournament Class AA No. 12 seed Freeport (10-4)  vs. No. 5 Waynesburg Central (12-8) 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hempfield Winner plays: No. 4 ...
Peters Township, Penn-Trafford standouts to meet with finals berth on the line
By Paul Schofield
HERSHEY — Peters Township senior Tyler Buckiso and Penn-Trafford freshman Cam Coy are headed for round three. The two have met twice this wrestling season ...
WPIAL wrestling semifinals pack punch
By Paul Schofield
If you’re a fan of wrestling, then you won’t want to miss the WPIAL and PIAA Class AAA Wrestling Championship semifinals Saturday at Canon-McMillan, especially ...
HS Buzz: WPIAL wrestling Century Club getting crowded
By Staff Reports
Fourteen WPIAL wrestlers entered this season with more than 100 wins. Eight more joined the Century Club before this weekend’s tournaments — Waynesburg’s AC Headlee (101 wins), North Hills’ Jonathan Avon (102), South Fayette’s Grant Fetchet (103), Chartiers-Houston’s Richie McGinnis (106), Canon-McMillan’s Dalton Macri (108), Valley’s Pat Dewitt (108) and ...
Brashear, Uniontown coaches censured by WPIAL after soccer forfeits
By Jason Mackey
The Canon-McMillan boys soccer team did nothing wrong. That was the WPIAL Board of Control’s ruling following claims to the contrary from Brashear coach Abby Phillips, who questioned the Big Macs’ sportsmanship. Phillips pulled her team off the field 14 minutes, 27 seconds into an away game Sept. 24 and criticized the ...
Waynesburg next foe for Soutmoreland
By Mark King
Last season, the Waynesburg Red Raiders were one of the youngest teams in the Class AA Interstate Conference. Their starting positions on the field were filled ...
Experience to pay dividends for Waynesburg
By Brian Hunger
Despite suffering through a humbling 1-8 season a year ago, the Waynesburg football team took a lot of steps toward building its future. The Raiders, coach ...
Southmoreland boys basketball team loses regular-season finale
By Jason Black
Monday’s season finale was a reflection of the whole season for the Southmoreland boys basketball team. The Scotties put in the effort, tried to fight ...
Geibel boys endure early struggles, drop fourth straight game
By Jason Black
Coming into the season, Geibel boys basketball coach Ed Kroupa knew that his team would likely endure some tough stretches. Unfortunately for the Gators, one ...
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