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!!!!!
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!
For the Holiday Concert’s program, see below 👇
The Wildcats Network is honored to be broadcasting the Greater Latrobe Band Concert tonight (Nov. 14th, 2023). You can find a copy of tonight’s program below 👇
For the second year in a row, the Greater Latrobe Gridiron Wildcats have made it to the Quarterfinals of the 2023 WPIAL Playoffs, and we know that EVERYONE wants to know how and where they can watch it. Due to the WPIAL exclusivity deal with the NFHSN, we will be streaming LIVE to the NFHSN website, and you can watch it by following this link! We ask that you only follow links that are provided by The Wildcats Network, as we cannot guarantee your devices safety if you do not follow our links that we share on our social media and our website. For more information about this change for viewing the WPIAL playoffs follow this link here! For those who want a more social aptmosphere, the game can also be watched at various locations such as Hotel Loyal, Sharkey’s Cafe, and Spitfire Grill. We thank all of these businesses for bringing the Wildcats Network to the community that we work hard for everyday.
The Lady Wildcats hit the road and travel to North Catholic to compete with the Trinity Hillers! Make sure you do not miss a second of action and follow the link below 👇 https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/lhtc-media/gam5169878bd9