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  • Softball.jpg High School Softball: Neshannock’s DeMatteo, Shaffer earn all-state honors

    Marissa DeMatteo and Madison Shaffer are among the best softball players in the state. That became official when the Neshannock High juniors were named to the Pennsylvania High School Softball Coaches Association’s Class A all-state team.

    July 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • Huston.jpg Greg Huston: All-star Bucs, Dog Day and a Belushi look-alike

    The selections for the Major League All-Star Game were announced on Sunday and, not surprisingly, Andrew McCutchen led the way as the top vote-getter in the National League.

    July 8, 2014 1 Photo

  • Harrison.tiff Pirates Baseball: Three Bucs named to All-Star team

    Here are the rosters for the MLB All-Star game on Tuesday, July 15, at Target Field in Minneapolis. Three Pittsburgh Pirates were chosen to play in the game — outfields Andrew McCutchen and Josh Harrison, and pitcher Tony Watson.

    July 7, 2014 1 Photo 1 Story

  • Pirates Baseball: Locke leads Bucs past Phils, Burnett

    Jeff Locke spent a lot of time with A.J. Burnett last year, and then faced his mentor in a pitching matchup in Pittsburgh. Locke got the best of Burnett yesterday in Pittsburgh’s 6-2 victory that finished off a three-game sweep of the Philadelphia Phillies.

    July 7, 2014

  • wampum1.jpg State title ties: Wampum, New Castle teams celebrate incredible success

    Their spectaular success stories are separated by more than a half century. But they sat side-by-side Thursday morning, sharing more than just breakfast at Jata’s Diner, a familiar meeting spot for former Wampum High School players. 

    July 5, 2014 4 Photos

  • Hooker.tiff Male Athlete of the Year: New Castle's Malik Hooker

    Once in a while, an athlete comes along who redefines the very word. Then, there’s Malik Hooker. The New Castle High graduate took athleticism to a level rarely seen before in the area on the basketball court and on the football turf.

    July 4, 2014 1 Photo 1 Story

  • tessa sikora AOY.jpg Female Athlete of the Year: Wilmington's Tessa Sikora

    Tessa Sikora has a quiet fury. Whether on the volleyball or basketball courts or on the track, she was focused on helping Wilmington High succeed.

    July 4, 2014 1 Photo 1 Story

  • HOF.jpg Athletes of the Year: Meet the boys candidates

    There was no shortage of boys high school talent across Lawrence County during the 2013-2014 academic year. Hardware as captured and individual accolades were awarded.

    July 3, 2014 1 Photo 1 Story

  • HOF.jpg Athletes of the Year: Meet the girls candidates

    Lawrence County females put on quite the performance during the 2013-2014 academic year. From a state gold medal to individual first-team recognition, there was no shortage of quality efforts by the local high school athletes.

    July 2, 2014 1 Photo

  • Burkes.tiff High School Baseball: Neshannock’s Burkes races to MVP honor

    Speed kills. And Neshannock High baseball standout Ernie Burkes used that quickness to his advantage. Burkes put his speed to good use at the plate and in the field to capture Lawrence County’s Most Valuable Player award. He batted .525 and stole a county-best 16 bases for the Lancers.

    July 1, 2014 1 Photo 1 Story

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