Laurel Highlands took control from the start in earning a 63-52 victory at Highlands on Saturday in a non-section boys basketball clash between two of the top-seeded teams in the WPIAL Class 5A bracket.
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Monessen gave coach Dan Bosnic his 100th career coaching win by defeating host Bentworth, 56-47, in Section 4-AA boys basketball action Thursday night.
Laurel Highlands and Belle Vernon both played for WPIAL boys basketball championships a year ago and the Mustangs and Leopards are the area's highest seeded teams this season as the WPIAL revealed its playoff pairings on Tuesday.
The Laurel Highlands boys showed a lot of energy during Monday night's Section 1-AAAAA, while visiting Connellsville was listless and the combination led to the Mustangs' 64-33 victory.
Rodney Gallagher didn't think his long jump shot from the baseline was going in when he released it but the ball found nothing but net to give Laurel Highlands a 58-56 win at Thomas Jefferson and sole possession of the Section 1-AAAAA title.
The Laurel Highlands girls scored the first six points in overtime and then fought off a late charge from visiting Uniontown for a hard-fought 52-49 Section 3-AAAAA victory.
Devon Whitlock scored his 1,000th career point in a stellar all-around performance as Belle Vernon rolled past visiting Yough, 78-45, in a Section 3-AAAA boys basketball game Tuesday night.
CONNELLSVILLE -- Laurel Highlands pieced together a few small runs into a big lead for a 70-46 victory at Connellsville Friday night in Section 1-AAAAA action.
Hillary Claycomb rang up a game-high 25 points and Connellsville gradually pulled away from host Laurel Highlands for a 54-30 victory in Section 3-AAAAA girls basketball action Thursday night.
Nine days after struggling to a 56-43 win at Ringgold, Laurel Highlands exploded for 50 points in the first half on its way to a much more comfortable 82-39 victory over the Rams in Section 1-AAAAA boys basketball action Monday night.
The non-section meet Monday night between Laurel Highlands girls and rival Uniontown didn't quite have the same feel without raucous fans in the stands.
The annual Uniontown-Laurel Highlands swim meet didn't have the same energy Monday night because coronavirus precautions led to the meet being held virtually.
Laurel Highlands coach Rick Hauger wasn't pleased with how his team played coming down the stretch of Friday night's game at Albert Gallatin but while the Mustangs may have made some mistakes they still had Rodney Gallagher to turn to in the clutch.
CONNELLSVILLE -- The Laurel Highlands girls were solid in the pool throughout the lineup Tuesday night, returning home from Connellsville with a 94-74 non-section victory.
CONNELLSVILLE -- The non-section meet Tuesday at Connellsville was originally scheduled to be virtual, but was changed to "in person" and the Laurel Highlands boys responded to the competition with a 100-65 victory over the Falcons.
Southmoreland jumped out to a 17-6 lead in the first quarter and went on to defeat visiting West Mifflin, 40-23, in a girls basketball battle for sole possession of first place in Section 3-AAAA on Monday night.
The second posting of the WPIAL performance list in swimming and diving was updated Monday, and a number of local swimmers and divers have already met the revamped standards.
Uniontown needed a strong fourth quarter to secure a win at Southmoreland on Tuesday but the Red Raiders took care of business early in Saturday's rematch.