NEWS

Episode 7 Officially Drops

Episode 7 of The Wildcats Roundup Series is up on our YouTube channel! Join Tristen Borland, Richard Hillwig, and Head Coach Ron Prady as they talk about last season for the Gridiron Wildcats and what they are seeing at summer training during the month of June. Make sure to subscribe on YouTube so that you do not miss a single upload! Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoKjO1tDaAo

To the Graduating Class of 2024

The Wildcats Network extends a congratulation to the graduating class of 2024. It has been our pleasure to broadcast so many of your proudest moments, and we wish all of you the very best in all your future endeavors. Never forget where you came from, and always be proud of the Black and Orange. GO CATS!!!

Boys Volleyball to host Thomas Jefferson

The #7 Greater Latrobe Wildcats Varsity Volleyball team hosts the #10 Thomas Jefferson Jaguars at The Den! If you cannot make it to the game please follow the link below 👇 https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/lhtc-media/game3b02cff5e

WPIAL GIRLS BASKETBALL AND HOW TO WATCH

The Greater Latrobe Lady Wildcats did what many thought was a long shot. A first year Head Coach on a team with very little varsity experience was able to go 11-11 overall, and 6-6 in 5A Section 3. This record earned the Lady Wildcats the Number 12 Seed in the 2024 WPIAL 5A Playoffs. With this ranking the Lady Wildcats will have to travel to Kittanning to play a very tough opponent, the Armstrong River Hawks. The River Hawks will be heading into playoffs with a 13-game win streak, and with standout Senior Guard Emma Paul. Paul averages 21 points per game and is a dominate force inside the paint. However, the Lady Wildcats will be heading into this game with momentum and talent as well. A strong win over Section rival Penn-Trafford, and a nice swim afterwards to celebrate, means that the Lady Wildcats are feeling the confidence that Coach Livingston preached during the preseason. Along with consistent and strong performances by Seniors Belle Blossey and Addison Toy, Senior Guard Elle Snyder is going into Kittanning with a historic season under her belt. Snyder added her name to the history books TWICE this season by scoring her 1,000th point at Oakland Catholic on January 18th, and broke the Girls Double-Double record during their game at Connellsville on January 29th (talk about starting off the year right). Regardless of who you think will come out victorious, it’s clear that both the Lady Wildcats and the River Hawks have earned their place in the playoffs, and both will be ready to rumble. Tip-off is scheduled to start at 7:00 P.M. and our Saint Vincent College Pregame Show will start at 6:45 P.M. As mentioned in previous posts, The Wildcats Network is required to broadcast all of our games to the NFHS Network, due to the Broadcasting Rights Agreement that they signed with the WPIAL over the summer in 2023. We understand that signing up and paying for a membership to watch high school sports is not very enticing for those who wish to support the student athletes, so we always encourage parents to be in attendance at these events, but if you cannot make the trip to Armstrong Senior High School and still want to watch the livestream then we advise that you visit various local businesses that support our streams. We will be posting where you can watch on our Gameday post. For the safety of our viewers, we advise that you do not follow any links that are not promoted by The Wildcats Network. There are many terrible people that will post fake livestream links to try and steal your money, so please do not follow any links that are not promoted by The Wildcats Network. You will be able to find our livestream link on our various social media accounts and on our website. Thank you again for all of the public support, and we wish Coach Mackenzie Livingston and the Lady Wildcats the best of luck at Armstrong High School. GO WILDCATS!!!!!

Start Out 2024 the Right Way!

The hardwood heats up on January 2nd as the McKeesport Area Tigers girls basketball team travels to face the Greater Latrobe Wildcats in “The Den” for a non-conference clash sure to send pulses racing. The Tigers, under the steady leadership of Coach Tia Wanzo, enter the contest looking to rebound from their loss at “The Castle” in Norwin. Their aggressive defense and fast-paced offense have shredded opponents all season, averaging a remarkable 51 points per game. Standout Senior Guard Rachel Manfredo leads the charge, her lightning-quick drives and pinpoint shooting leaving defenders dizzy in her wake. Senior forward Kaylee Charles anchors the paint with her imposing presence and relentless hustle, while the supporting cast provides a symphony of scoring threats from all angles. Greater Latrobe, under the tutelage of their new coach Makenzie Livingston, is no slouch either. The disciplined defense and methodical offense of the Lady Wildcats have earned them a reputation as a tough nut to crack. Senior Guard Elle Snyder returns for her final season with the black and orange, looking to go out on a high note. Senior Forward Addison Toy brings the thunder down low, using her strength and agility to overpower defenders and convert second-chance opportunities. The Lady Wildcats boast a young and talented bench, a factor that could prove crucial in a potentially grueling battle. When these two teams tango on the court, expect fireworks. The matchup promises a clash of styles: McKeesport’s electrifying tempo versus Latrobe’s patient execution. Each team will be looking to establish their dominance early, setting the tone for what could be a nail-biting finish. Beyond the individual battles, this game represents something bigger. It’s a chance for both teams to showcase their talents on a wider stage and prove their mettle against a worthy adversary. For the players, it’s an opportunity to etch their names in school history and leave their mark on the season. For the fans, it’s a chance to witness athleticism, heart, and determination collide in a spectacle of pure hoops passion. After that, get ready for seconds as the Kiski Area Cavaliers and Greater Latrobe Wildcats boys teams lock horns right after the girls play. This Section 3-5A rivalry promises intense competition and passionate fan support, making it a must-watch for any basketball enthusiast. Both teams come into the game with something to prove. The Cavaliers, looking to open section play with a win, boast a talented roster led by Senior Guard Isaiah Gonzalez, whose quick scoring bursts and clutch play keep opponents on their toes. Junior Forward Connor Jordan provides inside muscle and vertical pressure, while a strong supporting cast brings hustle and defensive grit. Meanwhile, the Wildcats are looking to battle back from a tough loss to Wheeling Central Catholic (WV). Sophomore Ian DeCerb and Senior Quardarius Davis have emerged as offensive threats, while veteran coach Brad Wetzel has his team playing disciplined and focused defense. Beyond individual talent, the history between these two programs adds another layer of intrigue. This rivalry dates back decades, with countless nail-biting battles and buzzer-beaters etched in local basketball lore. The Den at Greater Latrobe is sure to be buzzing with student sections decked out in their respective school colors, making for an electrifying atmosphere. Here are some key storylines to watch out for: With both teams hungry for victory and boasting talented rosters, this clash promises to be a battle for bragging rights and Section 3-5A supremacy. Mark your calendars for Tuesday, January 2nd, and prepare to witness a high-octane hoops showdown that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the final buzzer. Who will emerge victorious? The Kiski Area Cavaliers or the Greater Latrobe Wildcats? Tune in on The Wildcats Network and find out!