INDIANA – Belle Vernon head coach Tom Rodriguez got his one for the thumb in the Leopards’ 8-7 victory over Montour in eight innings Wednesday afternoon in the WPIAL Class 4A softball finals at Penn West California’s Lilley Field.
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Lucas Judy scored from third base on a balk with two outs in the top of the ninth inning, giving Belle Vernon a 2-1 victory over Ringgold in Class 4A Section 2 on Monday.
Olivia Kolowitz fired a one-hit shutout with 15 strikeouts as Belle Vernon imrpoved to 2-0 in Class 4A Section 2 with a 7-0 win over Laurel Highlands on Thursday.
Ava Frank scored 17 points as No. 10 Avella beat No. 6 Eden Christian, 53-51, in a WPIAL Class A girls basketball consolation game at Keystone Oaks.
BELLE VERNON – It wasn’t aesthetically pleasing to say the least, but Belle Vernon downed Greensburg Salem, 33-27, Tuesday night to advance to the WPIAL Class 4A girls basketball quarterfinals after limiting the Golden Lions to one fourth-quarter basket.
Expectations were high for Belle Vernon heading into the 2022 football season, and for those on the outside, anything short of a WPIAL Class 3A championship and a run at a PIAA title would have meant an unsuccessful season.
BELLE VERNON – Heading into its Class 4A Section 3 contest against Laurel Highlands Friday night, the Belle Vernon boys basketball team knew it would have to slow down Rodney Gallagher and Keondre Deshields.
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BELLE VERNON – The Belle Vernon and Elizabeth Forward girls basketball game Thursday night was supposed to be a first-place showdown in Class 4A Section 3.
Red Raiders get early edge on section with road win.
Three players from WPIAL and PIAA champion Belle Vernon, and the district’s leading rusher and scorer, were named to the Pennsylvania Football Writers’ All-State football teams.
Looking to bounce back from a tough non-section loss at Pine-Richland Thursday night, Trinity’s girls basketball team picked up a 63-38 win against Belle Vernon Saturday afternoon at Hiller Hall.
Belle Vernon junior delivered in biggest moments for WPIAL and state championship team.
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Wild ending to Leopards' first state football title.
Belle Vernon will play for its first PIAA football championship.
When the Belle Vernon girls basketball team's senior class was entering its freshman year, many who have followed the Leopards felt this could be the most talented in the program since the group that won the Leopards' only three section titles, from 1997 to 1999.
Leopards dealing with football team's success.
EBENSBURG – All season, people have spoken about how Belle Vernon’s football team would go only as far as Quinton Martin would take the Leopards.
Belle Vernon wins first title in 27 years
MONROEVILLE – Belle Vernon is going back to the WPIAL football championship game.
Leopards blow out another Class 3A opponent, advance to semifinals.
Rain could be pain in high school football playoff games.
The first day that high school athletes in the Class of 2023 were able to sign binding letters of intent for most NCAA Division I and II college sports was Wednesday, so it was a busy time at several local schools.
ELIZABETH — Quinton Martin scored five touchdowns and rushed for 174 yards on just nine carries to help Belle Vernon blow out previously undefeated Elizabeth Forward, 48-14, Friday night.
Ringgold runner gets second gold medal in Class 2A.
The best things that can happen as the high school football season moves into the final night of the regular season are for multiple conferences championships to be on the line, many games carrying playoff positioning intrigue and several old rivalries being renewed.
BELLE VERNON — Jake Gedekoh ran for two scores in the first half and Belle Vernon received touchdowns from six different players in a 48-0 rout of Southmoreland in the Class 3A Interstate Conference on Friday night.
Postseason play for local high school football teams is rapidly approaching. Only two weekends, starting tonight, remain in the regular season. The playoff picture, however, is still murky.
STATE COLLEGE – Four area golfers had top-10 finishes Tuesday at the PIAA Individual Golf Championships at Penn State.
STATE COLLEGE – Rocco Salvitti of Canonsburg shot an opening round of 2-under-par 70 Monday and is tied for second place in the Class 3A boys division at the PIAA Golf Championships.
BELLE VERNON — Quinton Martin scored five touchdowns to help Belle Vernon crush Mount Pleasant 55-7 Friday night in a Class 3A Interstate Conference game.
BELLE VERNON – A lot can happen during a round of golf.
GREENSBURG — Quinton Martin rushed for 118 yards and scored twice to help Belle Vernon crush Greensburg Salem 51-7 in a Class 3A Interstate Conference game Friday.
BELLE VERNON — Belle Vernon opened Interstate Conference play by shutting out visiting South Allegheny, 56-0, Friday night.
GREENSBURG – Not only did the golfers who participated in the semifinals of the WPIAL Class AA championship have to put up with the slick greens, tricky approach shots and tilted fairways, they also had to put up with nasty gusts of wind.
JEFFERSON HILLS — Quinton Martin opened the scoring by returning a punt 97 yards for a touchdown and Belle Vernon never trailed in handing Thomas Jefferson a 21-7 loss in a non-conference matchup Friday.
BELLE VERNON – In a Section 3-AA boys soccer first-place showdown Tuesday night, Belle Vernon protected its home turf and downed McGuffey, 2-1.
BELLE VERNON — Conlin Green scored his second touchdown of the game and Logan Swartz kicked both extra points in the fourth quarter as Penn-Trafford came away with a 14-13 win over Belle Vernon in a non-conference game Friday night.
McKEESPORT — Bobby Boyd scored two first-half touchdowns, one on a 54-yard interception return, and McKeesport defeated Belle Vernon 14-6 in a battle of former Big Seven Conference rivals.
BELLE VERNON — Heading into the 2022 season, Belle Vernon High School football coach Matt Humbert said his team had a meat grinder of a nonconference schedule.
Following a 16-4 record during a season that saw head coach Trisha Alderson surpass 400 coaching wins and a spot in the WPIAL playoffs, Chartiers-Houston’s softball team had a few surprises left for the fans.
The honors continue to pile up this month for Bailey Parshall, the ace southpaw pitcher on Penn State’s softball team and a 2018 Belle Vernon graduate.
BELLE VERNON – When neighboring rivals Yough and Belle Vernon get together in softball, anything can, has, and usually does happen.
Mapletown junior Ella Menear won two WPIAL gold medals a couple weeks ago.
It was night better left unremembered and a game better left unsaid for Burgettstown High School’s girls basketball team.
BETHEL PARK – For the second straight year, the Belle Vernon boys basketball team saw its quest for a WPIAL boys basketball championship come to a heartbreaking end in the Class 4A semifinals as they lost to Montour Saturday afternoon, 64-53, at Bethel Park High School.