New Castle News


  • Softball.tiff Girls Softball All-Stars: Furst, Shaffer named co-MVPs

    Being the best of the best is easier said than done. It requires the combination of the right attitude, talent, drive and a little bit of luck along the way. When it comes to all those criteria, Rayanna Furst and Madison Shaffer have all of their bases covered.

    July 1, 2013 1 Photo

  • CAMPinvention_1.jpg Camp Invention lures kids back to school

    Think it’s impossible to excite elementary students about math and science during the summer? You may want to reconsider. Just ask the students who attended Camp Invention this week at Neshannock Elementary School.

    June 29, 2013 3 Photos

  • 07.jpg Photos, Video, Story: Neshannock falls short in PIAA title game

    The Neshannock High softball team came up short in its bid for history yesterday. The Lady Lancers were gunning for consecutive PIAA crowns in different classifications, which would have been a first across the state. They would have become the first softball team in the WPIAL to win back-to-back state championships as well.

    June 15, 2013 1 Photo 1 Slideshow

  • No tax hike for Neshannock schools

    The Neshannock school board adopted a $16.6 million budget for next year with no tax increase. The 2013-14 spending plan is $464,067 greater than the current year’s budget.

    June 15, 2013

  • District accepts assessment compromise

    The Neshannock Township school board has accepted the negotiated tax assessment appeal compromise with BFH Development Co. The compromise settles the property value at $2.9 million for the company that leases property to Giant Eagle on Wilmington Road.

    June 15, 2013

  • Lady.tiff Lady Lancers fall hard in PIAA title game

    It just wasn’t Neshannock’s day. The Lady Lancers were hoping to win their second straight PIAA softball title, but Williams Valley denied the dream with a 13-0 victory.

    June 14, 2013 1 Photo

  • Neshannock.jpg PIAA title game highlights

    New Castle News staffers Andrew Petyak, Ron Poniewasz Jr., Erica Galvin and Ashley Hautala deliver updates from the Lady Lancers' battle with Williams Valley in the PIAA championship game.

    June 14, 2013 1 Photo

  • Softball.jpg PIAA Championship Preview: Neshannock to take on Williams Valley

    For the second straight season, a team entering the PIAA softball finals has ambitions of its first state title. Last year, Neshannock High was looking for and found its first state gold, a 4-3 triumph over Warrior Run in Class AA.

    June 14, 2013 1 Photo

  • Furst.jpg High School Softball: Neshannock's Furst to play for Robert Morris

    The Neshannock High softball team just won the first WPIAL championship in its history. Now the Lady Lancers have their first Division I player.

    June 13, 2013 1 Photo

  • 05.jpg Photo Gallery, Story: Neshannock softball team advances to PIAA title game

    Pack your bags, the Neshannock High softball team is heading for the state championship — again. The Lady Lancers clinched their second championship game appearance in as many seasons, getting plays when they needed them in a PIAA Class A semifinal-round triumph over Southern Huntingdon, 4-1.

    June 12, 2013 1 Photo 1 Slideshow

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