Athletic Director

Athletic Director

High School Inquiries - Brian Sutherland, Principal

724-446-5520 x2021

Middle School Inquiries - Kevin Smetak, Principal

724-872-5164 x 3021

Athletic Administrative Assistant

Francine Huss

724-446-5520 x 2001

Hours: 7:30am-3:00pm



***Congratulations to the Varsity Baseball Team on beating Mt. Pleasant in overtime in round one of the WPIAL Baseball Playoffs 7-6.

They will play Mohawk HS in round two on Thursday, May 19th @Highlands High School, 7:00pm


  • ADDRESS:  Highlands Highland School is located at 1500 Pacific Avenue, Natrona Heights, PA 15065. The field is located right at the high school. You will bear right at the entrance of the high school. Ticket takers will greet you prior to entering the parking lot.
  • PARKING: The parking lot is located right at the field.
  • TEAM ARRIVAL: Buses should drop off teams at field, and we request that you arrive no earlier than 2:30 pm.
  • BUSES: Please drop off at the field and park along the softball field in the back of the high school
  • CONCESSIONS: Our boosters will be working the concession stands for both games. It is located right inside the gate behind home plate.
  • ENTRANCE: All spectators should only enter through the gate at home plate, unless you are sitting in the outfield, then you can walk behind the batting cages. We do have batting cages for all teams to utilize.
  • RESTROOMS: We have Porter Johns located outside the fence in the parking lot by the batting cages.


*Congratulations to the Softball Team for winning Round 1 of the WPIAL Softball Playoffs by beating Blackhawk.  Round 2 will take place on Monday, 5/23 vs. Montour. @West Mifflin HS at 3:00pm   "GO LADY COUGARS"




Congratulations to Nick Gunther at Track WPIALS. 

He placed 3rd in discus and javelin and will be going to States!!!


Congratulations to athletes Tristan Waldier and Kayla Gerdich. They were nominated for the annual Judge Driscoll Westmoreland County Scholar Athlete Award. They attended an awards banquet at Ferrente's Lakeview in Greensburg. 

Tristan also received a WCCA Scholarship Award and Kayla received the Bob Van Atta Memorial Scholarship Award.  




Please click on the high school calendar for daily athletic events.


Yough Signings!!!

Congratulations to Parker Lilliock as he will continue his education and soccer career at Westmoreland County Community College in the fall.



Congratulations to Hannah Biros, she will be continuing her soccer and academic career next fall at Carlow University.




Congratulations to Tristan Waldier who will be continuing his academic and football career at Edinboro University next year!

"Go Fighting Scots"



Congratulations to Marin Sleith as she plans to continue her academic and soccer careers at Edinboro University!
"Go Fighting Scots"



Congratulations to Maria Vanyo who will be continuing her academic and volleyball career at Penn State Fayette next year!

"GO LIONS"    





Physical Packet 


 PIAA Recertification Form.jpg 

*Physicals are due Monday, March 7th, 2022, official start of practice.  NO EXCEPTIONS!

*Parents and students should complete all pages except Section 7. This is to be filled out by the physician.

*Section 7 must be completed by your PCP, Medexpress or Excela Health Primary Care physicians to complete your physical examination. A physical signed by a Chiropractor will not be accepted. If your child has had their yearly checkup after 10-8-2021 that can be used for their sports physical.  Please contact your PCP office for a copy.

*IMPACT TESTING:  If your child is entering 7th grade or competing in a school organized sport for the FIRST TIME, they must complete an Impact Baseline Test. All others, your child must complete a baseline test every 2 years. Please contact Colleen Babjak, ATC if you are uncertain whether your child needs to complete one. Please contact via email at

*IF SUBMITTING ELECTRONICALLY, please make sure to include all portions of the packet within the email. Emails are to be addressed to Francine Huss and/or Colleen Babjak;

IMPORTANT:  When completing your physical with the private physician of your choice - Please remember to take the physical forms with you to the appointment and have your physician document the physical exam on Section 7.  As per WPIAL regulations, the physical must be documented on the WPIAL/PIAA Cippe Forms. They will not be accepted if they are not on the proper forms. The private physical needs to be completed and turned in to the athletic secretary or athletic trainer by the first day of practice.  MONDAY, MARCH 7th, 2022.

If you have any questions, please call one of the following:

Athletic Trainer - Colleen Babjak 724-446-5520 x2033

Athletic/High School Secretary - Francine Huss 724-446-5520 x2001




Yough High School                                                                Yough Intermediate Middle School

919 Lowber Road                                                                    171 Route 31

Herminie, PA  15637                                                               Ruffs Dale, PA  15679

 Directions to YHS.doc 



Guidelines for Use of Stadium Facility/Use of Facility Form

 Please click on the links below:

 Guidelines for Use of Stadium Facility.jpg 

 Use of Facility Form.pdf 

Watch the Cougars from Any Device!

We partnered with the National Federation of State High School Associations to stream live and on-demand broadcasts of our teams in action! Through a paid subscription to the NFHS Network, you can watch many of our boys & girls soccer, football, lacrosse, boys & girls basketball, volleyball, and wrestling contests.  For more information, visit the NFHS Network.

Subscribe to the NFHS Network

From any internet-connected device (smart phone, computer, tablet, smart tv). 

Voluntary Student Accident Insurance Information

Below is the Athletic Student Accident brochure and enrollment form for students to enroll for coverage if they choose to.  The voluntary Student Accident Insurance brochure explains how you can help guard against unexpected events.  It is a summary of the insurance plan as specified in the policy form BA-50000P-USF on file with the school district.

 Yough SD Voluntary Student Accident Enrollment Form for 2021-22.pdf 

 K-12-2021-22 PSBA-Brochure.pdf 


2021-2022 Senior Citizen Passes

Complimentary Senior Citizen Passes for Athletic Events are available in the high school office.

Please come to door #26 in the front of the building with your drivers license.

Must be 62 years of age or older and reside in the Yough School District.



Title IX

The Yough School District in an effort to  make  public the findings reported on the disclosure statement for Title IX, gender equality in sports, will be posted on the Yough Athletic Webpage.  

Any questions should be directed to the Athletic Director.