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Girls Tennis: Kluska sisters start PIAA quest

Written by Justin Criado on .

 

The PIAA announced the official singles pairings for the PIAA Class AA singles tournament Tuesday, which means the sisters Alyvia and Michaela Kluska of Greensburg Central Catholic now know where they stand. 

Senior Alyvia will face Anya Plotnikova of South Williamsport at 12 p.m. in the first round Friday at the Hershey Racquet Club, while sophomore Michaela takes on Emma Lipschutz of Masterman. 

Michaela and Alyvia faced off in this year's WPIAL singles championship, playing to a 2-2 tie before Michaela defaulted to her older sibling. 

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Girls Soccer: East Feature Athlete - Greensburg C.C.'s Bailey Cartwright

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

Name: Bailey Cartwright
High School: Greensburg Central Catholic
Grade: 10
Sport: Soccer
Position: Forward

Background: In terms of pressure, there was perhaps no player in the WPIAL with more of it on them this season than Greensburg Central Catholic sophomore forward Bailey Cartwright. Cartwright was the leading returning goal scorer on a team that graduated two of the greatest in WPIAL history - Frannie Crouse and Malea Fabean - and she was the coach's daughter. Her father Bryan Cartwright took over this year as head coach.

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Girls Soccer: Top-ranked Greensburg C.C. meets Mohawk in semifinals

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

The top-ranked Greensburg Central Catholic girls soccer team is seeking a return to the WPIAL Class A championship game. Standing in the way of the Centurions (19-1) is Section 1-A champion Mohawk (14-2-1). The teams will meet Monday night at 6 p.m. at Canon-McMillan. No. 5 Mohawk has defeated No. 12 Vincentian, 4-0, in the first round and knocked off No. 4 Seton-LaSalle, 3-2, in the quarterfinals. Mohawk will have to find a way to slow down the WPIAL's leading scorer, Greensburg Central Catholic sophomore Bailey Cartwright. In an 8-2 first-round rout of No. 16 Chartiers-Houston, Cartwright had four goals. She had a goal and an assist in a 3-1 win over No. 8 Neshannock to reach the WPIAL semifinals. The winner of the game will advance to the WPIAL Class A championship game at Highmark Stadium to play the winner of Shady Side Academy/Freedom.

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Golf: Greensburg C.C.'s Zambruno captures PIAA Class AA title

Written by Joe Koch on .

If Greensburg Central Catholic sophomore Olivia Zambruno was feeling nervous, it didn't translate to the solid performance she recorded to win the PIAA Class AA Girls Individual Championship at York's Heritage Hills Resort.

After shooting a 9-over-par round of 81 in Monday's first round, Zambruno came back to shoot a 78 in the second round. That first-day total was just enough to put her ahead of Seton-LaSalle senior Joey Walz. She shot rounds of 82 and 78 for her total of 160.

Zambruno will be competing once again next season against Freeport junior Audrey Clawson, who placed third with an 18-over-par total of 162.

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Winners Then & Now: Greensburg C.C.'s Colleen Rosensteel

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Craig Meyer profiles former Greensburg Central Catholic track standout Colleen Rosensteel.

"Colleen Rosensteel's path to a new pursuit, a new passion and a new life began with a seemingly innocuous comment from a college professor.

Then a student at the University of Florida, Rosensteel's athletic career was rooted in track and field. It was where she found a calling, it was where she broke records as a high schooler and it was what brought her from Greensburg Central Catholic all the way to Gainesville, Fla.

But one fateful day, after a course on competitive teaching methods, her instructor presented her with an idea -- how about giving judo a try?

From that conversation came a reinvention of sorts, as a WPIAL track and field legend gradually became an elite competitor in a completely different sport in the world's brightest sporting spectacle."