Westmoreland High School Sportsbook: GCC’s Crosby draws attention from Buffalo


Sunday May 12, 2024 | 3:54 p.m.

Samir Crosby has his third Division I football scholarship offer.

The Greensburg Central Catholic sophomore point guard added Buffalo to his roster, which also includes UNLV and Miami of Ohio.

Crosby (5-foot-10, 175 pounds) played a variety of positions last season for GCC, including receiver, running back, quarterback and defensive back.

Crosby totaled 634 rushing yards, caught 31 passes for 623 yards and scored a team-best 20 touchdowns last season. He also made 107 tackles and made six interceptions.

Certainly not

Ligonier Valley senior softball pitcher Cheyenne Piper signed a letter of intent to play at Westminster Thursday morning.

That evening, under a threatening sky on her field, she closed the regular season without a hit.

Piper struck out 16 and did not allow a walk as the Rams blanked Indiana, 7-0.

Big honors 5/6

The Big 5/6 Conference, which covers the top two WPIAL sports classifications, has revealed its all-section softball teams.

Local first-team picks from the Class 6A section alone were Norwin senior shortstop Bailey Snowberger, Norwin senior utility player Nrooklyn Kotch, Hempfield sophomore third baseman Lauren Howard, outfielder Hempfield senior Maggie Howard and Hempfield junior shortstop Allie Cervola.

Section 2-5A first-team selections were Penn-Trafford junior third baseman Cam Ponko, Penn-Trafford junior outfielder Giuliana Youngo, Penn-Trafford senior catcher Mack Keenan, DH Allison Pokrant, Penn-Trafford sophomore, Franklin Regional junior shortstop Toryn Fulton, Franklin. Sophomore Regional outfielder Adrianna Martz, Franklin Regional junior catcher Ciara Camacho and Latrobe senior pitcher Kayla Williams.

For baseball, the local first-team picks for Section 2-6A were senior infielder Carson Shuglie, senior outfielder Ethan Minerva and sophomore pitcher Chase Sikorski of Hempfield and senior infielder Norwin Keegan Carr.

The Section 1-5A first team included sophomore infielder Luke Williams, junior pitcher NJ Ramchandran, senior DH Darren DeRiggi and senior utilityman Max Bernadowski from Franklin Regional; and junior infielder Brayden Stone, senior pitcher Brandon Roher and senior catcher Ian Temple from Penn-Trafford.

Lou Cortazzo of Penn-Trafford was named section coach of the year.

Moe Football Matches

For the first time, the Moe Rosensteel Kickoff Classic soccer showcase will feature a boys game.

The four-game event will take place Aug. 24 at Ringgold’s Joe Montana Stadium in Monongahela.

There will be three girls games: Thomas Jefferson vs. Franklin Regional, Hickory vs. Ringgold and Avonworth vs. Latrobe. This will be followed by boys Elizabeth Forward and Ringgold.

Times have not been announced.

Lacrosse Milestone

Hempfield couldn’t rally to pass Butler in women’s lacrosse, but the Spartans’ Rylie Fordyce still reached a milestone.

Fordyce, a senior goalkeeper, made her 100th career save.

Bill Beckner Jr. is a TribLive reporter covering local sports in Westmoreland County. He can be contacted at [email protected].

Tags: Franklin Regional, Greensburg CC, Ligonier Valley, Norwin, Penn-Trafford