Boys Soccer: Greensburg Central Catholic advances to quarterfinals

Written by Brad Everett on .

As the No. 2 seed in the WPIAL Class 1A playoffs, a lot is expected of Greensburg Central Catholic this postseason.

The Centurions sure looked the part in their playoff opener.

Leading scorer Luke Mort helped Greensburg C.C. get off to a great start to the playoffs with another big game of his own, scoring four goals -- two in each half -- to lead the Centurions to a 5-1 win against Bishop Canevin in a first-round contest.

Greensburg C.C. (16-1) has won four games in a row since its only loss, a 5-4 setback in overtime to St. Joseph. The Section 2 champions have scored at least five goals in each game of their winning run and have scored at least four 12 times this season.


Golf: Greensburg C.C.'s Zambruno regains championship form at regional

Written by Joe Koch on .

Greensburg Central Catholic senior Olivia Zambruno endured some misfortune at the WPIAL 2A Individual Championships earlier this month. Entering the PIAA Western Regional as the No. 3 qualifier from the WPIAL, Zambruno was hoping to display the championship form that earned her WPIAL and PIAA 2A championships the previous two years.

Mission accomplished.

Zambruno shot a 3-over-par round of 75 to earn a one-stroke victory over Sewickley Academy's Tatum McKelvey at the regional tournament. Both qualified along with 20 other golfers for the PIAA 2A Individual Championship. The two-day, 36-hole event begins Monday at York's Heritage Hills Resort.

Zambruno knows the way to York, and so does younger sister Abby Zambruno. She placed fourth with a 10-over-par round of 82. The Zambruno sisters were the only East-area golfers to qualify for the 2A Western Regional and advance to the PIAA final.


Alumni Update - Frannie Crouse (Penn State)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - The Penn State women’s soccer team held on to a 1-0 win over the Purdue BoilermakersCrouse PSU Sunday afternoon at Jeffrey Field. The win Sunday extends Penn State’s unbeaten streak to 12 games (9-0-3).

The No. 16 Nittany Lions improve to 10-2-4 overall and 6-0-3 in Big Ten play. With the loss Purdue falls to 4-11-0 in 2016 and 2-7-0 in Big Ten action.

Junior Frannie Crouse, a Greensburg Central Catholic graduate, netted the game’s lone goal during the 38th minute of play. Her goal Sunday was the 11th of the season and the 32nd of her career.


(photo courtesy of Penn State University)


Girls Soccer: Greensburg C.C.'s Cartwright sets WPIAL career goal record

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

It became clear earlier this season that it was not a matter of if, but when would Greensburg Central Catholic senior striker Bailey Cartwright break the WPIAL all-time scoring record. The when came on Oct. 12 when Cartwright scored her 209th, 210th and 211th goals of her career to establish a new WPIAL record. Now the question is where will the mark stand when Cartwright's high school career comes to an end later this year. The Centurions have three remaining regular-season games for Cartwright to add to her record and the No. 1-ranked team with a 14-1 record and a section title under its belt already, will likely have a lengthy postseason run.


Golf: Zambruno's sizzling effort boosts Greensburg C.C. to 2A title

Written by Joe Koch on .

Olivia Zambruno had plenty of incentive heading into the WPIAL 2A team championship on Thursday at Cedarbook Golf Club's Red Course.

With the loss at the WPIAL 2A Individual Championship to Central Valley sophomore Kiaira Porter still fresh in her mind, Zambruno responded with a championship effort as her round of 69 led her team to the title with 347 strokes.

Zambruno was the only player to break 70, and it was a good thing as none of her teammates were able to break 80 on the challenging course. But, her effort was just enough as the Centurions edged Central Valley by three strokes. Senior standout Alex Bozich led Central Valley with a round of 77. Porter was her team's second scorer with a round of 88. That was telling as Olivia Zambruno's younger sister, Abby Zambruno, was second for the Centurions with an 83.

Sewickley Academy and Mount Pleasant rounded out the four-team field with scores of 376 and 421, respectively.