Baseball: West Mifflin claims another section title

Written by Brad Everett on .

West Mifflin rolled to a section title last season.

This season, the Titans decided to let the good times roll.

Make it back-to-back section titles for West Mifflin, which locked up the outright Class AAA Section 4 title with a 2-0 win against South Park last Friday.

Ryan Bytzura was the star for the Titans that afternoon, tossing a one-hit shutout and striking out five. Danny Howard provided the offense with a two-run single. The teams combined for only two hits.


Track: West Mifflin's Garbark making up for lost time

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Brad Everett profiles West Mifflin track standout Kevin Garbark.

2015 0424 WestMifflin BTrack(Photo: West Mifflin's Kevin Garbark heads to the finish line on the winning 1,600-meter relay at the annual Tri-Sate Track Coaches Association Invitational April 11 at West Mifflin. Garbark is one of the top sprinters in the WPIAL. Pam Panchak/Post-Gazette)

"Wearing hot pink or bright yellow spikes, West Mifflin Area sprinter Kevin Garbark often stands out while at the starting block.

When Garbark crosses the finish line, he usually stands alone.

Garbark, a senior, is one of the elite sprinters in Western Pennsylvania, excelling in the 100-, 200- and 400-meter dashes. If that's not enough, Garbark also runs a leg on the 400- and 1,600-meter relay teams, which rank among the best in the WPIAL.

Just as he did last season, Garbark put forth an outstanding performance at last Friday's Butler Invitational, long one of the area's most highly regarded meets. Garbark won titles in the 200 and 400, and placed third in the 100. As a junior last year, Garbark earned track MVP honors by topping the field in the 100 and 200."


Track: West Mifflin athletes shine at Butler Invitational

Written by Justin Criado on .

The West Mifflin boys and girls teams competed in the Butler Invitational last weekend.

Chandler Killins was the top girls performer, winning the triple jump with a mark of 36 feet, 7.5 inches, while finishing fifth in the long jump with a distance of 17-0.5.

As he's done all year, Kevin Garbak paced the boys team with wins in the 200 (22.48) and 400 (50.47), while finishing third in the 100 with a time of 11.22 seconds.


Baseball: West Mifflin picks up where it left off

Written by John D'Abruzzo on .

John D'Abruzzo profiles the West Mifflin baseball team.

"Last season was pretty much a success for the West Mifflin Area High School baseball program.

Besides winning the WPIAL's Class AAA third-place consolation game and advancing into the PIAA playoffs, a core of the Titans also helped the community's American Legion team advance into last summer's state tournament.

Most of those players, however, were seniors and have since graduated, leaving Jeff Smith's varsity team with the sense it would have to rebuild this season.

That, however, hasn't been the case — it's been more like reloading."



Track: West Mifflin sprinter races to gold

Written by Justin Criado on .

Kevin Garbak of West Mifflin is one of the WPIAL's top sprinters, and he showed why last weekend as West Mifflin hosted the Tri-State championships.

Garbak won the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.50, while he finished third in the 400 with a mark of 51.01.