Softball success has been commonplace for the Herald-Standard coverage area in recent years and 2019 continued that trend as local teams accumulated a bushel full of trophies with one PIAA champion, a state runner-up, two WPIAL champions and three district runner-ups to go along with three section winners.
Connellsville Area School District
732 Rockridge Road Connellsville, PA 15425
Bullskin Township, City of Connellsville, Connellsville Township, Dawson Borough, Dunbar Borough, Dunbar Township, Saltlick Township, South Connellsville Borough, Springfield Township, Vanderbilt Borough
James Duncan, Jay Fox III, Paul Harshman, Bryan Kisiel, Kevin Lape, Dan Martucci, Dr. Paul Means, Francis Mongell, Gary Wandel
School board meetings â Voting sessions are held at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month in the high school auditorium with work sessions held at 8 p.m. the Monday prior at the same place.
Christopher Stern, Connellsville,
California returned to the top of the mountain in the WPIAL with a 9-6 victory over Union in the Class A finals for the Trojans’ sixth district championship to highlight the Herald-Standard’s All-Area Baseball Team.
The 2019 Fayette County Sports Hall of Fame banquet showed that there is no tapering off of area talent even after over a decade of inductions.
The team of Bob Cippoletti, Gene Crum, Bill Marovic and Darwin Stalnaker may have won the championship, but the true winners of Friday's golf outing for the Fayette County Sports Hall of Fame were Ken Ivory and his staff at Pleasant Valley Country Club.
Belle Vernon's Hunter Martin and Waynesburg Central’s Daniel Layton headline the list of strong performers on the 2019 Herald-Standard Boys All-Area Track & Field Team.
The Uniontown Rotary Club held the 62th B'nai B'rith Sports Awards recently at the Diamond Ballroom in Uniontown. Honorees for 2019 pictured above with Uniontown Rotary Club President Lori Omatick (far right) were (from left) Danae Rugola of Uniontown, Michael Elliot of Penn State Fayette, T…
Laurel Highlands had arguably its best season in the history of the baseball program, and the Mustangs were rewarded with three players on the Pennsylvania Big 5/6 All-Conference first team.
Madison Wiltrout was frustrated by the windy conditions at Mike A. Meyers Stadium in Austin, Tex., Friday afternoon, but the University of North Carolina redshirt freshman found a way to post a mark for a third-place finish in the javelin.
The Fayette County Coaches Association recently honored its 2019 All-County Softball Team. Pictured above are (front row, from left) Harlie Vance, Maddie Flowers, Emma Bliss, Sydney Petrowski, Emi Curcio, Logan Hartman, Juliann Johnson, Kathryn Barch, Haley Somers, Maddy Hershberger, Maria S…
The Fayette County Coaches Association recently honored its 2019 All-County Baseball Team. Pictured above are (front row, from left) Rocco Frisco, Austin Lincoski, Wyatt Rishel, Chase Hazelbaker, Jake Olbrys, Santino Marra, Andino Vecchiolla, Tyler Becker, Justin Brestensky, Gage Gillott, Ta…
Connellsville Athletic Director Rich Evans conducted a little research when the the topic arose which former Falcons should be considered for nomination into the WPIAL Hall of Fame.
Connellsville's rally in the final inning came up short by a couple runs as the Lady Falcons lost to Donegal, 6-4, Monday evening in the first round of the PIAA Class AAAAA softball playoffs at Millersville University.
A cursory look at Madison Wiltrout's results in the NCAA East Preliminary Round seemingly had the University of North Carolina redshirt freshman doing what she needed to do for a top-12 finish.
The PIAA baseball and softball playoffs can be a letdown sometimes for teams coming off a WPIAL title, but they can also be a second chance for teams who came up short of that goal.
West Allegheny won its third WPIAL Championship in a row and denied Connellsville its first in 22 years, as the Lady Indians earned a 3-2 victory on Friday in the Class AAAAA softball title game at Pleasant Valley Elementary School's Softball Field.
Rain showers made the Peterswood Park fields unplayable again Thursday, leading to the rescheduling of three WPIAL softball championship games featuring local teams.
West Greene will play in its fourth-straight WPIAL softball title game today, while the Connellsville girls seek their first title since last advancing to the final 21 years ago.
Baseball is in the DNA of Johnny Leonard's family as his father, John Leonard, pitched in the Baltimore Orioles' farm system, and older brother Joe played collegiate baseball at Pitt and played in the Atlanta Braves' farm system.