December 7, 1997 |
Simon Gratz's unblemished record in Arnold Palmer's hometown is history. Mercersburg overcame a miserable first quarter and another superlative effort by Kahari McKee to beat Gratz, 57-49, last night and capture the Latrobe Rotary Invitational boys' basketball championship. Just like on Friday, when Mercersburg beat Roman Catholic, Mercersburg's Ugonna Onyekwe, Mike Simmons and Kyle Logan were too much for Gratz. "It was a good early-season game," Gratz coach Bill Ellerbee said.
June 12, 2008 |
She's small, but packs quite a pitch. Alexa Bryson, Latrobe's ace, is a 5-foot-1 righthander with a fastball clocked in the high 50-m.p.h range. She also has an impressive drop curve. In tomorrow's PIAA Class AAAA softball championship game, set for 2 p.m. at Shippensburg University's Robb Field, Hatboro-Horsham will have to scratch out a few runs against Bryson to bring home its first state crown. Bryson, who has signed with Robert Morris, has a 20-2 record with 306 strikeouts.
June 16, 2007 |
Facing a flame-throwing hurler in yesterday's PIAA Class AAAA state softball championship game, Pennsbury had to switch gears on offense and employ a small-ball attack. The move paid off in the end as the Falcons scratched out three runs on just three hits and held off Latrobe, 3-2, at Shippensburg University's Robb Field for their second state title in the last three seasons and fifth overall. Afterward, Pennsbury coach Frank McSherry was asked if the program, which is five for five in state championship-game appearances and has won eight straight District 1 crowns, has achieved dynasty status.
December 7, 1996 |
In the first half, Simon Gratz looked like a team that had yet to scrimmage, much less play a game, this season. In the second half, it looked like a team that is ranked No. 12 in one national boys' basketball poll. And it was in the final 16 minutes that Simon Gratz turned up its defense, jacked up the pace, and overran Franklin Regional, 55-38, last night in the opening game of the Latrobe Rotary Invitational Tournament. The Bulldogs (1-0) have won the two-day tournament the previous four times they've trekked to the rolling hills of western Pennsylvania.
December 6, 1997 |
An expected early-season showdown at the opposite end of the state between two of Philadelphia's basketball powerhouses tonight won't be happening. Simon Gratz held up its end of the bargain last night by dispatching host Latrobe, 59-40, in the Rotary Invitational Tournament. But Roman Catholic struggled along with its star, Rasual Butler, in a 70-58 loss to Mercersburg Academy. Gratz, with its superior quickness, took control early and was never threatened seriously. Its withering man-to-man defense gave the Wildcats fits.
September 19, 2011 |
PITTSBURGH - Two local brewers are battling over the rights to resurrect Fort Pitt Beer, the post-World War II king of Pittsburgh beers. Jones Brewing Co. of Smithton, which has brewed Fort Pitt, is vying for the rights to the latest iteration of the beer with Duke Brewing's Mark Dudash, an Upper St. Clair lawyer who resurrected Duquesne beer last year. Jones Brewing, which makes beers under the Stoney's label, has received federal and state approval for a Fort Pitt label.
April 2, 2010 |
Despite the fact Downingtown East never held a lead throughout its Pennsylvania Cup Class AA hockey championship game against Latrobe on Thursday, the Cougars believed the entire time they would triumph. And why wouldn't they? That's what happened all season. The Flyers Cup champions were the lone remaining undefeated team in the state, and several times Downingtown East had come from behind to win. That magic ran out against Penguins Cup champion Latrobe at Mellon Arena, where the Wildcats beat the Cougars, 3-2, to win their third consecutive state title.
September 22, 2009
STATE COLLEGE - Pennsylvania State University said the body of a missing student has been found at the bottom of a stairwell about 75 yards from where he was last seen alive. The university said last night that 18-year-old freshman Joseph Dado of Latrobe was found dead about 6 p.m. at the Hosler Building. University police say it looks like Dado fell about 15 feet to the concrete below. University Police Director Steve Shelow said that there was no reason to suspect foul play and that the death appeared to be an accident.
November 3, 2005 |
Not that the Lower Merion team was feeling overconfident, but when the Aces found out that Latrobe had lost to Upper Dublin, 3-2, in the semifinals of the PIAA Class AAA girls' team tennis tournament Saturday, they felt they had a good shot at shaking a longtime jinx and winning it all. Lower Merion, which had finished as PIAA runner-up in the previous five seasons, nipped Bangor, 3-2, in its semifinal and awaited Upper Dublin, a team it had...
December 7, 2002 |
With so many jocks in the headlines for all the wrong reasons, it is only appropriate to recognize world-famous athletes who do good deeds and set a good example. As it often does, that brings us to Arnold Palmer. An editor at this newspaper recently made a small purchase and was surprised to read in the small print of a coupon rack that a purchase of said coupon would benefit the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and Women. Arnold Palmer? A car dealership, sure. An airport in Latrobe?