WPIAL Playoffs: New Castle, Neshannock and Laurel learn first-round matchups
Three Lawrence County football teams are where they expected to be for the first round of the WPIAL playoffs. The Neshannock, New Castle and Laurel high squads were satisfied with the seeds they received when opening-round matchups were announced last night at a meeting at the DoubleTree Hotel.
WPIAL Cross Country: Laurel girls defend title
Sometimes the only thing harder than climbing the mountain is staying there. The Laurel High girls cross country team had no such problem yesterday, successfully defending its Class A crown at the WPIAL Championships at Cooper’s Lake, thus leading the list of local qualifiers for the PIAA Championships on Nov. 2 in Hershey.
Middle School Football: Riverside tops Laurel in thrilling title game
The scoreboard may say otherwise, but really, there was no loser in this game. Sure, Riverside claimed its second-straight Tri-County Middle School Football League title with a 20-14 win over Laurel last night at Spartan Stadium. But for both teams, the contest marked a triumph of resilience and determination.
WPIAL Volleyball Playoffs: Laurel earns first playoff win in years
It has been more than six years since the Laurel High girls volleyball team has won a WPIAL playoff match. The Lady Spartans had to work to make it happen last night, but happen it did. Laurel needed all five games to outlast Geibel Catholic 25-10, 25-27, 26-24, 20-25, 15-12 in a WPIAL Class A preliminary-round game at North Allegheny High School.
Concert to benefit Laurel foundation
The Laurel Community Foundation is sponsoring fundraising concert Saturday, Phase IV, a 1980s cover band from the Pittsburgh area, will perform at St. John’s Hall. The group, which plays at Jergel’s in Wexford and North Park Lounge in Cranberry, performs selections from John Mellencamp, Men at Work, Sublime Poison, Def Leppard, Beastie Boys, Pearl Jam and Paul Simon, along with ’80s, ’70s and old-fashioned rock-and-roll mixed in.
Laurel OKs teacher hiring
The Laurel School Board has hired a secondary science teacher. Jennifer Horodosky was approved for the position at a prorated salary of $55,151.
Photo Gallery, Story: Fourth-grader’s thoughts echoed around the county at Life Chains
Life Chain participants know they’re going to be on their feet. And apparently, one of yesterday’s younger ones — fourth-grader Julia Hanson — does her best thinking that way.
New school grading system unveiled Friday
The Pennsylvania Department of Education is rolling out its revamped system of grading schools Friday. One thing will be clear immediately: The state will be using two grading systems — one for schools with lots of poor students and another for every other school in the Commonwealth.
Athletes of the Week: Season perfect so far for Laurel High golfers
The 2013 season has been a record-setting one for the Laurel High golf team. Freshman dynamo Evan Long has joined forces with teammates Nick Peluso, Colton Brown and Tucker Skerbetz to lead the Spartans in search of section and WPIAL crowns.
Laurel hires science teacher
The Laurel School Board has hired a long-term substitute teacher in the secondary science department. Suzanne Dado was named to the position for the 2013-14 school year at a salary of $25,000 on a pro-rated basis.
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