College Baseball: Sansone earns starting spot as freshman at Florida State
Baseball is John Sansone’s passion. He spent countless hours fielding ground balls, taking batting practice and working on his speed and strength while growing up in Neshannock. Nothing has changed now that he’s a college freshman.
WPIAL Boys Playoffs: Neshannock, Apollo-Ridge share similar styles
Playoff experience is on the side of the Neshannock High basketball team. But after being ousted by an average of 41 points in last two WPIAL postseasons, it is a trend that that Lancers would like to change.
WPIAL Girls Playoffs: Neshannock looking to battle on the boards
Rebounding was a problem spot at times for the Neshannock High girls basketball team this season. It will be an area the Lady Lancers will need to improve on in their preliminary-round matchup at 6:30 p.m. Friday against West Shamokin at Highlands High School.
Neshannock schools ‘closed’ on Sundays
Neshannock Township schools are closed on Sundays, effective immediately. The board this week announced all school facilities are closed from midnight Saturdays until 5 a.m. Mondays.
Christmas Generosity: Neshannock seventh-graders make noble gesture
Selflessness is part of the Christmas spirit. But two Neshannock junior high school students went above and beyond this season. Seventh-graders and second cousins Alex Clark and Joey Carna recently celebrated birthdays, but instead of asking for gifts, they requested that guests take toys to their joint birthday party as donations for the Marines’ Toys for Tots program.
In The Schools: Armed guards will continue at Neshannock
Armed security guards, an apparent sign of the times, will continue at Neshannock High School. Dr. Mary Todora, Neshannock Township School District superintendent, attended a township supervisors meeting along with Robert Shaffer, head of school security and Lt. John Rand of the Neshannock Township police department yesterday.
Gift of Caring: Girl raises $550 for hospital by asking for donations instead of presents on her birthday
At its heart, Christmas is about a child. For Julia Germond-Loudon, though, this holiday season has been about two. The 10-year-old Neshannock Township resident couldn’t shake the memory of a pair of young girls – their heads bare from chemotherapy – talking with actress Jennifer Anniston about their cancer in a TV spot for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Shooting Aftermath: Local school districts gear up for crisis plan reviews
Lawrence County’s district attorney is planning a school safety summit of sorts after the first of the year. Joshua Lamancusa said he will meet with district officials, security guards and police to determine what security measures are in place at local schools and what can be done to enhance them.
Big Seven Conference: Lancers and Scotties come out on top
It was a record-setting year for the Neshannock High football team. And, a record-tying run for Union. The Lancers claimed a share of the Big Seven Conference championship and won their first-ever WPIAL playoff game. They advanced all the way to the WPIAL Class A semifinals where they fell to powerhouse Clairton. Meanwhile, the Scotties won their first playoff game since 1979. They dropped a WPIAL Class A quarterfinal matchup to Sto-Rox, 33-8.
A Few Good Men: Wedding, Afghanistan deployment next for third generation Marine
Raised by a Marine who was raised by a Marine, Asa James Davies always knew the path he would take. “My father never said it, but I think he was surprised,” said Asa, who enlisted in the Marines in 2010 following graduation from Neshannock High School. “But I know he was proud.”
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