Hockey: East Feature Athlete – Greensburg Salem sophomore William Rapone

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Name: William Rapone

School: Greensburg Salem

Grade: 10

Sport: Hockey


Background: Was selected to play in the PIHL Class A all-star game on Jan. 31 at Brady’s Run Recreational Complex. Has been one of the few bright spots for the Golden Lions this season. Leads the team with two shorthanded goals. An offensive defenseman, he has 16 goals and just four assists in 13 games. Had hat tricks in three consecutive games, against Wheeling Park, Sewickley Academy and South Park.




Wrestling: East Feature Athlete - Greensburg Salem's Dereck Berberick

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Name: Dereck Berberick
High School: Greensburg Salem
Grade: 12
Sport: Wrestling
Weight Class: 220

Background Info: A three-year starter for the Greensburg Salem wrestling team. Made his debut as a 220-pound sophomore and placed third in Section 1-AAA and sixth in the WPIAL, finishing with a 29-14 record. Stayed at 220 last season and placed third in the section and sixth in the WPIAL en route to a 33-8 record. This season, has won titles at the North Coast Classic and Westmoreland County Tournament, and finished second at the Southmoreland Tournament. He also played center and nose guard for the football team and was voted second-team All-Conference. He has committed to wrestle at Mount Union College.

Quotes from Greensburg Salem coach Randy Parsley: "Dereck is a great kid who listens well and is a great leader in the practice room. He beat out a two-year starter during his sophomore year to break into the starting lineup. He's been to the WPIAL semifinals twice, but fell short of a PIAA berth both years. He's very tough and hard nosed on the mat, but very polite and a great kid overall off the mat. We refer to him as our Russian Bear."



Wrestling: Greensburg Salem wrestler is a cut above

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Ken Wunderley profiles Greensburg Salem wrestler Chris Eddins. Read his story below.

2015 1218 GreensburgSalem Wrestling(Photo: Greensburg Salem wrestler Chris Eddins, right, controls Belle Vernon's Zachary Hartman in the 120-pound semifinal match in the Westmoreland County Coaches Association Tournament. Eddins won the match, 5-4. Marc Billett/Tri-State Sports & News Service)

Chris Eddins plans on majoring in pre-med when he attends college next year, but he has already begun work in another profession.

Eddins, a senior at Greensburg Salem High School, is working as a barber at Comrades Barber Shop in Greensburg.

"It's the ideal job to make some extra spending money at college," Eddins said. "I started a one-year apprenticeship at the end of the summer. Next summer I'll take my state board exam."

Eddins is under the tutelage of Greg Henderson, the owner of Comrades Barber Shop.


Girls Basketball: Greensburg Salem rolls to section win

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Greensburg Salem won its Section 3-AAA season opener against Uniontown Thursday night. The Golden Lions (1-4, 1-0) opened with a 25-point advantage in the first half before defeating Uniontown, 45-16.

Megan Kallock was the leading-scorer for Greensburg Salem with 15 points.

The Golden Lions also played Riverview in non-section play last week. They lost, 46-19. Sadie Buchser was the leading-scorer for Riverview with 20 points.



Hockey: Victories coming infrequently for Golden Lions

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When Greensburg Salem moved up from the Open Division prior to the start of the 2014-15 season, it was with the hope the team was ready to compete for a Penguins Cup title.


It hasn’t been an easy road for the Golden Lions as victories have been hard to come by.

Through eight games this season Greensburg Salem (1-7-0) has defeated only winless Gateway. The Golden Lions have not scored on special teams all season as they are without either a power play or a shorthanded goal.


Ryan Collette has six goals and 10 points this season and has had a hand in 52.6 percent of the team’s 19 goals.