Saturday, Might 28, 2022 | 5:26 PM
Westmoreland County was well-represented ultimately weekend’s Roundball Traditional senior all-star video games, an occasion that wraps a bow round one other highschool basketball season in Western Pa.
Perhaps “most dear” could be a greater method to body their general exhibiting at Geneva Faculty.
Ligonier Valley’s Matthew Marinchak was named his staff’s MVP after he scored 18 factors for Class 3A in a 112-103 loss to Class 2A.
Marinchak is a Pitt-Greensburg commit.
Sean Gordon of Hempfield, in the meantime, was the 6A staff MVP in a 76-70 win over Class 5A. He had 9 factors within the victory.
Belle Vernon’s Devin Whitlock was a co-MVP for Class 4A in a 130-89 win over District 10, and two native women additionally introduced house MVP honors: Anna Rafferty (Latrobe) collected 15 factors for Class 5A (Gold) in a 76-53 loss to Class 6A, and Southmoreland’s Gracie Spadaro had 12 factors within the Class 4A staff’s 64-61 victory over 3A.
Rafferty and Spadaro are IUP commits.
Caden Smith of Franklin Regional had a robust all-around exhibiting for Class 5A with 14 rebounds and 9 assists.
For the primary time because the 2014 season, no baseball groups from Westmoreland County will play within the PIAA playoffs.
No native staff reached the WPIAL semifinals in any classification.
There was no season in 2020 due to the pandemic.
P-T sport time
Penn-Trafford will tackle Armstrong in its first WPIAL softball championship look.
The Class 5A sport between the Warriors (18-2) and River Hawks (19-4) is ready for 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Cal (Pa.)’s Lilley Discipline.
Loads for a Little
Penn-Trafford softball’s Denny Little will coach in his first WPIAL championship Thursday at Cal. His staff’s 3-2 win over Chartiers Valley final Tuesday made for fairly per week for Little, who additionally serves as a part-time hitting coach at Seton Hill.
Seton Hill, in fact, superior to play within the NCAA Division II World Collection in Denver.
“I haven’t been round Seton Hill sufficient this season to assert them as my staff,” Little stated. “However it’s actually cool to see them go, having labored with plenty of these women.
“One of many coolest issues this yr was seeing Brooke (Cleland) hit that three-run homer towards Bloomsburg, solely to have Emma (Little) hit a grand slam the subsequent inning. To see (coach) Jess (Sturdy) and the women have a lot success is simply excellent.”
Cleland is a freshman at Seton Hill and a Penn-Trafford graduate. Emma Little is Denny’s daughter and one other former Warrior.
Cleland’s father, Mike, is also reveling within the postseason enjoyable. After Tuesday’s WPIAL semifinal, he was off to pack for his journey to Denver.
Southmoreland is looking for candidates to fill its women head volleyball place.
Heather Meyer resigned after two seasons and two WPIAL playoff appearances.
Duquesne prolonged soccer gives for a trio of Penn-Trafford gamers in juniors Daniel Tarabrella (WR/LB), Joe Enick (C/DL) and Conlan Greene (TE/DE).
Enick picked up various gives in current days, from Bucknell, Maine, Lehigh, Monmouth and Japanese Michigan. He has an official go to deliberate to Central Michigan in early June.
• Norwin sophomore soccer participant Jackson Pons introduced a proposal from Toledo. He stated the college likes him as a security.
• A pair of Norwin women soccer gamers made school commitments. Natalie Barkley will play at Seton Hill, whereas Molly Hudson is headed to Saint Vincent.
• Southmoreland three-sport standout Isaac Trout will play soccer at Waynesburg.
Trout (5-foot-9, 160 kilos) performed extensive receiver and defensive again for the Scotties.
He additionally was a key guard on the basketball staff and is a long- and triple-jumper in observe and discipline.
• Southmoreland senior Elle Pawlikowsky will proceed her tennis profession at Pitt-Greensburg.
MVI Summer time League returns
Registration is open for the Mon Valley Unbiased Summer time Basketball League. Highschool girls and boys are eligible to take part.
The league begins play June 13 with the women division’s opening evening, adopted by the boys division openers June 14. All video games are performed at Marx’s Court docket Time Sports activities Heart in Elizabeth Township.
Registration and necessary dates could be discovered at www.mvisbl.com.
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