McKEES ROCKS – After the 2019 season ended, mystery surrounded the future of the four-time defending WPIAL champion West Greene Pioneers.
Nobody has beaten the West Greene High School girls softball team in a WPIAL playoff game in the last five years – there was no postseason tournament last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic – and the Pioneers are favored to win a fifth consecutive Class A championship.
Jersey Wise scored a career-high 31 points, including her 1,000th career point, and West Greene rolled to its 12th consecutive victory, 82-30, over visiting Monessen in a Class A Section 2 girls basketball game Monday afternoon.
WAYNESBURG — Freshman Colin Brady ran for 273 yards and four touchdowns, Corey Wise had a hand in three scores, and West Greene's offense rolled in a 54-28 victory over Jefferson-Morgan in a Class A Tri-County South Conference game played at Waynesburg University's John F. Wiley Stadium.
ROGERSVILLE — West Greene running back Corey Wise needed only four carries to rack up 101 yards and two touchdowns, and Wesley Whipkey completed 5 of 5 passes for 79 yards and three touchdowns, as the Pioneers pounded visiting Brownsville 53-12 Friday night.
For the second consecutive week one local high school football game is postponed because of the coronavirus.
Numbers seem to be a good way to evaluate Benjamin Jackson, the outstanding running back and three-sport athlete at West Greene. Jackson rushed for 7,102 career yards, the third-most in WPIAL history. As a senior last fall, Jackson became the first WPIAL running back to rush for more than 3,…
West Greene’s softball team has done many amazing things in recent seasons, but it’s best act played out June 16, 2017, when it overcame a seven-run deficit to win the state championship. We revisit that game and cap Comeback Week in “When Sports Were Played.”
The cancellation of the high school softball season affected players, coaches and fans. For the Alderson and Simms families, who are involved beyond the norm, the impact has made for a difficult time.
Malia Magestro struck once again, this time for 24 points in another Kennedy Catholic victory over West Greene in the first round of the state tournament.
West Greene plays Kennedy Catholic in the first round of the state tournament for the second consecutive year.
West Greene has lost each of the last two years in the WPIAL Class A girls basketball championship. Friday, the Pioneers will try to change that in a rematch with Rochester.
West Greene survives and advances to its third straight WPIAL Class A title appearance despite frantic finish to semifinal against Sewickley Academy.
McGuffey not only is tied for first place in its section. The Highlanders lead the entire WPIAL in a statistical category. That and West Greene's tough upcoming schedule and what local basketball teams would be playoff bound if the season ended today.
After losing three 1,000-point scorers to graduation, West Greene has managed to do what its done best over the last several years: Win.