Boys Basketball: Greensburg C.C. reloads

Written by Justin Criado on .

Greensburg Central Catholic (3-0, 1-0) finished last year as the WPIAL Class AA runner-up, but only return one starter from that team in senior forward Romano Sebastiani.

This year senior captains, guard Cole Reese and forward Collin Liberatore, and juniors Tyler White and Domenic Rullo have filled in for the four starters that were lost to graduation a year ago.

The results have been the same thus far as the Centurions won the season-opening Hempfield Tournament before defeating Wilkinsburg, 75-45, in the Section 2-AA opener.


Girls Basketball: Greensburg C.C. rolls to a pair of wins

Written by Keith Barnes on .

Greensburg Central Catholic literally took the long way around to open its season with a couple of victories.

Instead of finding a nice, close tournament to compete in with a bunch of Westmoreland County's finest -- say at Hempfield or some other local shindig -- the Lady Centurions jumped on the bus for the weekend and headed to New Castle to play in the Red Hurricane season tip-off.

And, of course, Greensburg Central Catholic did exactly what the No. 3 team in Class AA should have done -- won handily.

In the opener, the Lady Centurions dispatched Neshannock, 56-38, as four players scored in double figures led by 19 from Brittany Stawovy. They won the title with a 56-17 thrashing of Imani Christian as Leah Bisignani scored a game-high 11.


Alumni Update - Zach Herman (Seton Hill)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

Seton Hill closed out their Thanksgiving trip to Fort Lauderdale, FL for the Nova Southeastern Thanksgiving Classic by takingHerman SHU on the host school on Saturday evening. SHU trailed by 13 points at the half and Nova Southeastern pulled away in the second half for an 85-55 victory.

The Griffins drop to 1-4 on the season.

Zach Herman, a Greensburg Central Catholic graduate, finished  in double figures with 10 points.


(photo courtesy of Seton Hill University)


Alumni Update - Nathan Stone (Duquesne)

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Seven Duquesne University football players - including six underclassmen - received All-Northeast Conference (NEC)Stone Duq honors in a vote of the league's coaches. In addition, freshman linebacker Nathan Stone was named the NEC Defensive Rookie of the Year.

Stone, a Greensburg Central Catholic graduate, led the Dukes and is second in the NEC in tackles with 100 (53 solo). The Jerry Rice Award Watch List honoree and Oct. 13 NEC Rookie of the Week also managed eight tackles for a loss of 29 yards, which included three sacks for a loss of 25, three pass break-ups, three quarterback hurries and a forced fumble.

Stone is second in the nation in FCS among freshmen in total tackles and fourth in tackles per game.


(photo courtesy of Duquesne University)


Girls Soccer: Key injury, tough foe spell PIAA doom for Greensburg C.C.

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Marky Billson profiles the Greensburg Central Catholic girls soccer team.

"The 2014 Greensburg Central Catholic girls soccer team had a flip flop of sorts from their previous season.

Whereas the 2013 Centurions won the PIAA Class A championship but finished as the WPIAL runners-up, the 2014 team defeated Freedom Area, 9-1, in the WPIAL final before falling to Trinity of Camp Hill, 3-0, in the PIAA title match last Friday at Hersheypark Stadium.

"It would have been nice to get both of them for a change, but with every win, there's a loss," said Centurions coach Bryan Cartwright, who inherited this season's team after Ashley Shasko guided the Centurions to two consecutive state championships before leaving for the head coaching position at Saint Vincent College this season."