Rachel Rohanna opened the final round of the 26th annual CoBank Colorado Women's Open in seventh place, but slide into a tie for 13th after shooting 2-over 74 Friday in the final round.
Memorial Day weekend not only designates the unofficial beginning of summer, but it's also the time the PIAA holds its annual state track & field meet at Shippensburg University.
2019 — Austin Petraglia scattered four hits to lead Connellsville to a 7-1 victory over visiting Colonial 3 in Fayette County American Baseball League action. Petraglia struck out 10 and allowed the lone run in the top of the sixth inning. He also had a double in the win. Tanner Orndorff led the Connellsville offense with three singles. Brant Bonadio and Caleb Dillon both singled twice and drove in a run. Cole Shearer tripled and drove in a pair of runs in the win.
Mapletown football coach George Messich has fond memories of his coach at Pitt, Johnny Majors, who died on Wednesday at the age of 85.
Luis Castillo pitched seven strong innings and drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in the Cincinnati Reds’ 7-2 win Wednesday night over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Rachel Rohanna returned to the golf course Wednesday afternoon and enters Friday's final round of the 26th annual CoBank Colorado Women's Open in seventh place.
2019 — Luke Robinson yielded one hit over five innings in Carmichaels’ 8-0 victory over the Fayette Raiders in Fayette County Baseball League action. Robinson had 11 strikeouts and three walks. The Copperheads’ Joby Lapkowicz and Hunter Robinson each hit two-run home runs, and Chuck Gasti had two hits, including a triple. Brody Bonadio had three singles for Carmichaels.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Chris Archer won’t pitch for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2020, and his time with the club may be over.
Brownsville Athletic Director Skooter Roebuck started to get the feeling the spring sports season would not happen as he saw other levels cancel their seasons.
2019 — Jordan Kearns drove in six runs as California opened the PIAA Class A baseball playoffs with a 17-5 win in five innings over Rockwood. Kearns’ key hit was a three-run double in the bottom of the first inning. He also drove in a run with a bases-loaded walk. Nate Zemany drove in three runs, and winning pitcher Jacob Swartz and Payton Conte both had two RBI. The Trojans (19-1) advanced to play West Middlesex (20-1) in the quarterfinals.
Britney Bevan would have been a four-year starter in softball who played multiple positions including pitcher. She was part of the 2017 team that made one of the biggest comebacks in WPIAL playoff history when it rallied from an 11-0 deficit to beat Union, 19-15. Colton Lusk would've been a four-year letterman in baseball and was the starting right fielder on last year's WPIAL championship team. He also was part of the 2017 district title squad. In football, Lusk was in the playoffs twic…
2019 — Jeremy Saliba threw a six-hit shutout as Farmington blanked Smithfield, 2-0, in Fayette American Legion Baseball League action. Saliba walked none and struck out seven. Wyatt Rishel had two hits, Nolan Sennett singled and scored and Jeff King contributed one hit and one RBI for Farmington.
Warren Barkell was a two sport standout at Southmoreland High School in the late 1960s who went on to participate in college athletics and is forever linked to an airline tragedy in 1970.
The Golf Channel will be airing a marathon of the “Big Break The Palm Beaches, FL” series featuring Waynesburg Central graduate Robert Rohanna, beginning at 6 a.m. this morning.
Jack Flaherty and John Brebbia held the Pittsburgh Pirates to six hits Sunday afternoon as the St. Louis Cardinals closed the series with an 8-0 win.
2019 — The game was much different, but the outcome was still the same when Laurel and Frazier met in the WPIAL Class AA softball championship game for the second year in a row with the Lady Spartans defeating the Lady Commodores, 9-3. Kayla Ruperto smashed a home run and two doubles and took a no-hitter into the sixth inning as the third-seeded Lady Spartans (20-2) successfully defended their WPIAL title.
Of all the local high school spring teams that had their dreams crushed by the COVID-19 pandemic perhaps the most devastated was Laurel Highlands baseball.
When Mike Tyson was at his peak in terms of popularity, he was a Special Enforcer for the Shawn Michaels and Stone Cold Steve Austin world championship match at WrestleMania XIV.
2019 — Rachel Rohanna had a tough opening nine holes in the U.S. Women’s Open and was unable to get rolling on her back nine at the Country Club of Charleston. Rohanna posted an 8-over 79 in the first round.
2019 — The West Greene softball team won its fourth consecutive district title with an 11-0 victory in six innings over third-seeded Union in the WPIAL Class A championship. The Lady Pioneers were the fifth softball team to complete a four-peat. Winning pitcher Jade Renner went 2-for-4 with three RBI and scored a pair of runs. She scattered two hits with two strikeouts.
Dave Bates always preached team first when he was head baseball coach at Carmichaels, so his response shouldn't have been a surprise when he was told there was a limit to the number of his players that could accompany him to the post-game interview after the Mikes won their first WPIAL championship on May 29, 2003.
In these times of limited sports activity due to the coronavirus pandemic the Herald-Standard will occasionally present “From the Vault,” a story the sports staff has dug up from the past and reprinted, today is a story on Carmichaels’ first WPIAL baseball championship on May 29, 2003.
As Ron Necciai recalls, the first two batters both went down in strikes. The third guy got lucky -- sort of. The ball got away from the catcher, who quickly got the batter out at first base.
The first Wednesday after the Fourth of July, or July 12 when July 4 fell on a Tuesday, in Connellsville has been reserved for the John Woodruff 5K for the past 37 years.
2019 — Top-seeded California held off a late rally to defeat Union, 9-6, to win the WPIAL Class A baseball championship. The WPIAL title was the sixth for the Trojans. Brody Conner went 3-for-4 with two doubles and three RBI for California. Nate Zemany was the winning pitcher and Jacob Swartz picked up the final three outs for the save.
2019 — John Palmer and Josh Szerensci combined on a six-hitter as Smithfield-Fairchance defeated visiting Belle Vernon, 4-1, in Fayette American Legion baseball action. Palmer allowed one run on five hits with four walks and four strikeouts in five innings to earn the win. Szerensci closed out the game with two scoreless innings in relief.
Last week the NCAA announced that it was allowing all football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball programs to return to campus on June 1 to start working out, albeit with social distancing rules.
PITTSBURGH — Minkah Fitzpatrick is missing the somewhat leisurely pace of the NFL’s organized team activities, when free time in the evenings allows teammates to develop the chemistry the Steelers safety considers critical to success.
Uniontown High School has a rich history of some fine football players wearing the Maroon and White, and one of those is the late Steve “Moose” Delligatti.
2019 — Rachel Rohanna finished ninth in the Zimmer Biomet Championship hosted by Nancy Lopez with a 5-under 283. The Waynesburg Central graduate shot 4-under 68 in the final round to win $7,099.
Following is an update of the Pittsburgh Pirates 2020 baseball season as played on PlayStation Franchise Mode under the guidance of Brian Lohr for the Herald-Standard ...
With the start of the Symetra/LPGA tours still a few weeks away, Rachel Rohanna returns to the golf course Thursday as instructor when she hosts a clinic at Rohanna's Golf Course in Waynesburg.
2019 -- Waynesburg Central sophomore Taylor Shriver finished in a two-way tie for third place in the Class AA pole vault after she cleared 12 feet at the PIAA Individual Track & Field Championships. California senior Jelani Stafford closed out his short track career with a fourth-place finish in the Class AA shot put. Elizabeth Forward senior Bri Spirnak placed fifth in the Class AAA javelin. Belle Vernon's Ezra Johnson picked the right day to hit a personal-best throw with the senio…
2019 — Frazier’s Julian Muccioli, Waynesburg Central’s Scott Benco and Monessen’s Darnel Howell all made the medal stand on the first day of the PIAA Track & Field Championships at Shippensburg University. Benco ended his career with a fifth-place medal in the Class AA javelin with a throw of 179-4. Howell cleared 6-2 to finish alone in seventh place in the Class AA high jump. Muccioli finished seventh in the Class AA long jump.
SHIPPENSBURG -- Gionna Quarzo was all smiles Saturday morning when she crossed the finish line without anyone chasing her, successfully defending her gold medal in a PIAA record time of 10:25.91.
The Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame Washington-Greene County Chapter has announced its Student-Athlete award winners for 2020 and the list includes four local athletes.