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It would fair to say that Craig Gump, head coach of the Meadville boys lacrosse team, is enthusiastic about the upcoming season, which will begin on Saturday when the Bulldogs host Boardman (Ohio) at 3 p.m. at Bender Field. 

As Meadville senior Shane McElhinny was being interviewed after Meadville’s 73-57 PIAA Class 5A quarterfinal loss to Mars, he noticed fellow senior Lashon Lindsey and juniors Keeon Lindsey and Lamaro Husband depart the gym with their arms over each other’s shoulders. One last exit from the g…

LEWISBURG — On Saturday, the PIAA Class 3A Swimming & Diving Championships concluded at Bucknell University. Meadville had its final opportunites for medals. Unfortunately, the Bulldogs couldn’t quite get to the medal stand, but still the ’Dogs managed to post some good times in the cham…

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NEW CASTLE — With the clock ticking down in the fourth quarter, Lakeview Sailors head coach Garrett Blaschak utilitzed every stoppage of play to sub out his seniors and give them a proper send-off.

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BELLEFONTE — A rough start. A team leader sitting hurt on the bench. Another seated with four fouls. An opponent that can shoot the lights out. An opponent full of speed. An opponent looking to climb all the way back and steal the game.

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The Meadville boys basketball team has been quite good from long range this season. In fact, with 191 3-pointers made, head coach Mark McElhinny says that it’s likely the program’s best 3-point shooting team ever. 

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HERSHEY — Cambridge Springs’ Tye Varndell and Saegertown’s Kenny Kiser were in the same situation, but in a completely different atmosphere at the PIAA Class 2A State Championships on Saturday.

ALTOONA — After the final buzzer sounded at Altoona High School and the handshake line concluded, the Lakeview Sailors basketball team exuberantly stormed over to their supporters in the bleachers. The team wanted to share the win with all the fans that made the long drive to Altoona.

BOSTON, Mass. — Emily Forner made history on Saturday afternoon. The Allegheny College senior became the college’s first individual national champion in women’s track and field.

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EDINBORO — After Meadville beat DuBois in a state sub-region game last weekend, The Meadville Tribune sports department posted a series of photos on Twitter, taken by Mike Gallagher, that showed Bulldogs point guard Davyon Butler failing — and spectacularly so — to put down a dunk.

EDINBORO — Late in the third quarter, Monessen was pulling away on the scoreboard. The first-time District 10 Class 1A champions Jamestown Muskies were trailing by 16 points when a special moment stirred the already raucous fans in purple and gold into a frenzy.

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HERSHEY — It was not a banner day for District 10 at the Class 2A Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center on Thursday.

HERSHEY — Disappointment was the name of the game in Hershey for many of the local grapplers. And nowhere did it hit harder than Meadville.

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Six local teams — including the entire girls basketball contingent from the PENNCREST School District — take their games to the state level this week, as the first round of the PIAA tournaments tip off today and Saturday. 

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PITTSBURGH — The Meadville hockey team fell a few games short of its season goals as the Bulldogs bowed out of the Penguins Cup playoffs in the quarterfinals, falling to Thomas Jefferson 4-1 on Monday night at the RMU Island Sports Complex in Pittsburgh.

Archery requires a unique set of skills: strength, focus, accuracy. But above all, accuracy is the most important. It’s really the combination and the result of the other two. 

EDINBORO — Gannon did it again. For the second time this season, the Lady Knights scored the upset over Edinboro. This time it knocked the Scots out of contention for the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference title and potentially ends the Scots’ season.

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SHARON — Conneaut Area was the big local winner during the second day of action at the PIAA Class 2A Northwest Region tournament at Sharon High School on Saturday.

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SLIPPERY ROCK — Anybody who follows Meadville basketball knows Lashon Lindsey is the straw that stirs the Bulldogs’ drink.

West Middlesex forward MaKennah White is a star. The junior already has over 1,000 points for her career. And in a pair of playoff wins, White had already scored 56 points — 41.1 percent of the Ms. Reds’ points.

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School on Monday will be special at Jamestown High School — the Muskies’ first-ever District 10 boys basketball championship trophy will go into the trophy case.

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GENEVA, Ohio — Even though swimming often relies on individual performance, it’s always a team sport for the Meadville Bulldogs. Between the relays and the support for all the individual racers, the Bulldogs win as a group.

FARRELL — Garrett Blaschak knew the answer, but the words were clenched in his throat. So he simply allowed the moisture emanating from his eyes speak for him.

The Meadville Bulldogs awaited the traditional handshake line of hockey as the catchy beat of Jay-Z’s “On To The Next One” played through the loudspeaker. The Bulldogs had just dispatched a pesky and gritty Norwin team in the first round of the PIHL Class A playoffs in front of a large crowd.

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