Field Hockey: East Feature Athlete - Latrobe's Libby Jones

Written by Joe Koch on .

Name: Libby Jones
School: Latrobe
Grade: 11
Sport: Field Hockey
Position: Goalie

Background: Libby has played field hockey for nine years. She is a junior who plans to play in college. She also plays goalie in lacrosse. Libby has been severely tested in goal this season. She made 33 saves against North Allegheny and 17 saves against Penn-Trafford for 50 saves in two games. Libby is a member of the Latrobe High French Club and the Chick-Fil-A Leadership Academy. She also is active in her church's Youth Group.


Golf: Latrobe's Pevarnik leads 20 qualifiers from Section 1-AAA

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On a day with picturesque conditions, Latrobe's Brady Pevarnik compiled one pretty round of golf.

The third-place finisher in the 2015 WPIAL Class AAA championship, Pevarnik fired a round of 66 to win the Section 1-AAA qualifier Monday at Glengarry Golf Links in Latrobe.

Indiana senior C.J. Hughes was second with a round of 68.

Potential qualifiers had to shoot a round of 80 or better to move onto the WPIAL Class AAA semifinals, and 20 of them met the grade from the section.


Girls Tennis: Latrobe earns playoff berth

Written by Keith Barnes on .

It may have taken a while to put it all together, but Latrobe is heading to the WPIAL 3A playoffs once again.

This season the Wildcats came out of the gate quickly and didn't suffer their first Section 1 loss until they faced Hempfield on Sept. 12. They then defeated Greensburg Salem and Gateway and faced Franklin Regional on Wednesday with second place on the line.

Though that match against the Panthers did not go well – Franklin Regional pulled out a 3-2 victory to clinch the No 2 seed out of the section – Latrobe, which is led by senior Tori Rutigliano, sophomore Gianna Ferry and senior Rachel Garbeglio, could still make some noise in the tournament.

Latrobe has not won the WPIAL team title since 2005.


Girls Tennis: Young Latrobe continues to grow

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Michelle Stas has had some solid veteran teams in her tenure as Latrobe head coach, but this season's version of the Wildcats might be one of the youngest she's ever taken onto the court.

Top singles player Tori Rutigliano is one of the few players with any varsity experience after last season's group was filled to the brim with upperclassmen.

Sophomore Gianna Ferry takes over as the team's No. 2 singles player and Rachel Garbeglio is the only other senior singles player at No. 3, but neither played for the varsity in 2015.

Despite the youth, the Wildcats pulled out a much-needed 3-2 victory over Penn-Trafford on Tuesday and will play at Kiski Area today.


Boys Basketball: Latrobe star picks a college

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One of the WPIAL's top boys basketball players made his college choice Monday night.

Latrobe senior Austin Butler announced on Twitter that he has committed to Holy Cross, a Division I school in Worcester, Mass. which competes in the Patriot League.

Excited to say that I have committed to go to the college of the Holy Cross! #GoSaders -- @austinbutler44

Butler, a 6-foot-4 shooting guard, averaged 25.8 points per game as a junior when he helped Latrobe win the Class AAAA Section 1 title and reach the WPIAL semifinals. He was named second-team all-state.