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Friday 10/09/2015
Frazier keeps rolling along, sweeps Lady Mikes

What streak? That's Frazier coach Mandy Hartman's frame of mind when it comes to her team's amazing winning streak in Section 5-A, which was extended to 68 Thursday night with a 3-0 sweep of visiting Carmichaels.

Don't feel too sorry for the 2015 Pirates

Don’t be feeling too sorry for the 2015 Pirates. You’re either a championship team or your not. The last Pirates team to win a World Series was given virtually no chance in 1979 against the Baltimore Orioles.

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Anna Banks scored four goals to lead Albert Gallatin to a 6-2 win over Uniontown in non-section girls soccer action Saturday.

Brownsville keeps perfect season going

Brownsville kept its unbeaten season alive with a straight-sets win over Charleroi in a Section 5-AA girls volleyball match Thursday night.

Lady Raiders fall to Lady Raiders

Waynesburg Central topped Uniontown, 3-0, in Section 5-AA girls volleyball action at Waynesburg Thursday night.

Geibel Catholic tops Lady Pioneers

Geibel Catholic earned a 3-1 Section 5-A girls volleyball win over West Greene Thursday night.

AG girls top Yough, Frazier harriers

Albert Gallatin's girls cross country team earned a double win in Thursday's non-section cross country meet at Yough.

Sports shorts

Chuck Latsnic of Uniontown had a hole in one Thursday at Springdale Golf Club.

Lady Big Macs top AG

Albert Gallatin dropped a Section 2-AAA girls volleyball match to Canon-McMillan, 3-1, Thursday night, but the Lady Colonials managed to win a set against the Lady Big Macs.

Steelers' Bell OK with play-calling

Le'Veon Bell must've been asked three different ways Wednesday if he wanted or should've gotten the ball on the fourth-down play that was stopped by the victorious Baltimore Ravens last Thursday night.

Party's over for Pirates

The post game party was still going strong in the visitors’ clubhouse at PNC Park last Wednesday night.

The Chicago Cubs had beaten the Pirates 4-0 in the National League wild card game behind Jake Arrieta’s four-hit shutout and champagne was flying everywhere.

Joe Maddon stood outside the manager’s office and chatted with well-wishers.

“This one-and-dones are tough, man,” he said. “We just beat a World Series-caliber team to advance.”

Lady Maples top California

Madison Bogden came away with 15 kills and Amelia Foreman added eight more, as Mapletown downed California, 3-0, at California in Section 5-A girls volleyball action Thursday night.

Beth-Center tops AG girls

Sydney Urvine got a hat trick and Hannah Lacey added a pair of goals as Beth-Center beat Albert Gallatin, 7-0, in non-section girls soccer action Thursday night.

Bulldogs host Frazier ... enough said

It's becoming another Rite of Fall, this Frazier vs. Beth-Center football game.

Thursday 10/08/2015
Waynesburg girls top BVA in volleyball

The Waynesburg Central girls volleyball squad controlled the game from the outset with its serves and aggressive play at the net, as the Lady Raiders swept pass Belle Vernon, 3-0, Tuesday night in Section 5-AA action.

Great expectations, little results from four Steelers

The Steelers were counting on big things from Ryan Shazier, Jarvis Jones, Cortez Allen and Shamarko Thomas in 2015. A quarter of the way through, the foursome has been a mixed bag at best. 

Arrieta, Cubs silence Pirates, 4-0, to win NL wild-card game

These Chicago Cubs are supposed to be too young to be here. Or maybe they're just too good to care.

Jake Arrieta allowed four hits in nine dominant innings and the Cubs rolled to a 4-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates in the NL wild-card game on Wednesday night.

PIAA votes for 6 classes

There will be a new look to high school team sports next year.

And not just football.

TD Club contenders Rush, Headlee face off in key game

Two of the top five scorers in the Herald-Standard Touchdown Club standings will be on the same field this Friday when Mapletown (2-3, 2-3) and Dylan Rush (102 points, second) face off against Jefferson-Morgan (3-2, 3-2) and Joe Headlee (50 points, fifth).

Gym floor getting replaced at Uniontown

Water damage from a drinking fountain that sprung a leak has caused Uniontown to replace the floor of its gymnasium.

First-place Waynesburg blanks Lady Falcons

In preparation for its big section contest against Belle Vernon next week, the Waynesburg Central girls’ soccer team didn’t overlook Brownsville and prevailed 7-0 Wednesday night in Section 4-AA action.

Buctober a short month again

Buctober turned out to be the shortest month of the year, rather than February, for a second consecutive year.

Wednesday 10/07/2015
West Greene girls run to trio of wins

West Greene recorded wins over Fort Cherry, California and host Burgettstown in a girls cross country meet on Tuesday.

Golden opportunity

Matt Humbert spent four years as head coach at Ringgold. Now in his second year in guiding Belle Vernon he'll be leading the Leopards against his old team in arguably the biggest game of his coaching career on Friday night.

Tomlin upbeat on Ben, team

It wasn't much, but Mike Tomlin confirmed Tuesday there's optimism surrounding Ben Roethlisberger's early recovery from a sprained MCL and bone bruise.

Beth-Center volleyball back in playoff picture

Beth-Center climbed back into the Class A volleyball playoff picture with a 3-0 win over Washington in Section 6-A action Tuesday night.

Lady Falcons top Hempfield

Connellsville persevered to win a marathon Section 1-AAA girls volleyball match over Hempfield, 3-2, Tuesday night.

Brownsville girls three-peat in 3-AA

Brownsville won its third consecutive Section 3-AA girls cross country championship by sweeping Washington, Waynesburg Central and Frazier Tuesday afternoon.

Arrieta says he respects Pirates fans

Those playful jabs he has been taking on Twitter toward Pirates’ fans are nothing personal, according to Jake Arrieta.

The Chicago Cubs ace pitcher said Tuesday he is just having a little fun on social media and has great respect for the Pirates and their fans.

Lady Rockets sweep West Greene

Morgan Simkovic had nine kills, three blocks and 21 digs to lead Jefferson-Morgan to a straight-sets win over West Greene in Section 5-A girls volleyball Tuesday night.

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