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Friday preview: Somerset basking in football success
A few more signs saying “You’ve entered Golden Eagles Territory” align the streets of Somerset these days. There are a couple more people wearing Somerset football T-shirts at the grocery store.
Funny what a couple of decisive victories can do for a program and a community seeking to move past a couple decades of mostly losing seasons.
North Star blanks Ferndale
With weather forecasts predicting a severe electrical storm, it looked as though the North Star at Ferndale football game was destined to be postponed on Saturday afternoon.
Cambria Heights, Westmont looking for better performances
Two teams looking to rebound after Week 1 losses will meet this afternoon at Price Field.
Westmont Hilltop dropped a one-sided contest to Forest Hills last week in Sidman, putting a blemish on the opening of Pat Barron’s tenure as the Hilltoppers’ coach.
Cambria Heights lost in a high-scoring affair to visiting Richland in what had been tabbed as a potential signature game for a much-improved program coming off a 5-5 season.
Senior shines as Portage stuns North Star in wild game
Gary Gouse knew his Portage Mustangs were big underdogs against two-time defending District 5 champion North Star on Friday night.
And the odds got even longer when his team was forced to play most of the second half without two of its best players.
Goals remain the same for high-powered Cougars
North Star has won consecutive District 5-A championships, but don’t mistake the Cougars for a small-school program.
Sure, North Star’s enrollment puts the program in the PIAA’s smallest classification, but when it comes to football the Cougars enjoy some perks not even area schools from larger classifications enjoy.
North Star falls short in Class AA semifinal
When Tanner Revak looks back on his senior season of high school baseball, he’ll likely remember how close North Star was to making it to the state championship game.
His Cougars knocked off a highly regarded Saegertown team in the first round of the PIAA playoffs, then did the same to District 7 champion Ellwood City in the quarterfinals. And they went toe to toe with defending state champion Riverside in Monday afternoon’s Class AA semifinal at Shaler Area High School.
North Star's focus on today's semifinal
Baseball is THE topic from Boswell to Stoystown to Jennerstown and anywhere remotely close to North Star High School.
The District 5 champion Cougars are among the final four teams remaining in the PIAA Class AA Tournament.
North Star earns berth in state semifinals
Shane Supanick hadn’t pitched for more than two weeks.
The sophomore left-hander eagerly awaited his turn on the mound as North Star rolled through the District 5 playoffs and the first round of the PIAA Tournament with ace Brantley Rice on the hill.
Cougars, Crushers look to extend season
North Star’s Shane Supanick and Bishop McCort’s Justin Vardian are sophomores who each pitch with the poise of a seasoned veteran.
That’s why neither Cougars coach Chris Evans nor Crushers coach Chris Pfeil will have any concerns about putting an underclassman hurler on the mound in today’s Elite Eight round of the PIAA Baseball Tournament.
North Star moves on in Class AA
The North Star baseball team didn’t have an answer for Ellwood City Lincoln pitcher Christian Kerns.
Until the seventh inning.
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