Athletic Director

Tom Evans

Athletic Director - 724-446-5520 x 2001


Athletic Administrative Assistant

Francine Huss

724-446-5520 x 2001




Yough High School                                                                Yough Intermediate Middle School

919 Lowber Road                                                                    171 Route 31

Herminie, PA  15637                                                               Ruffs Dale, PA  15679

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Guidelines for Use of Stadium Facility/Use of Facility Form

Please click on the link below

 Guidelines for Use of Stadium Facility.jpg 


 Use of Facility Form.pdf 

Coaching Positions


Fall Sports Physicals - Thursday, June 6th, 2019 @YIMS

Yough School District's Athletic Department will once again offer free physical exams for students who wish to play Fall 2019 Sports. ALL STUDENTS MUST HAVE A PHYSICAL TO PARTICIPATE IN FALL SPORTS.
The physical exams for both Yough Senior High and Yough Intermediate Middle School will be completed by Dr. Swauger ON THURSDAY, JUNE 6TH, 2019 at Yough Intermediate Middle School.
High School and Middle School Girls will report to YIMS at 8:30am.
High School and Middle School Boys will report to YIMS at 10:30am.
All physicals will be done in the NURSE'S OFFICE at the middle school.
Click on the link below to print a copy of the PIAA Physical form.  This form is due to the school nurse by FRIDAY, May 24th, 2019


PIAA Physical Form.pdf 

PIAA Re-Certification Packet.pdf 

Congratulations to the Scholar Athletes/Tri Athletes!!!




Congratulations to Audrey Williams, who set a new Yough record in the girls’ 1600 m run at the Baldwin Invitational on Friday, May 3 with a time of 5:51.45.


Congratulations to our Baseball and Softball Seniors!!

WPIAL Individual Track Finals

Congratulations to the Track Athletes who qualified for the WPIAL Individual Finals @Slippery Rock University on May 16th, 2019.

Hunter Bakewell qualified in the Boys Javelin Throw

 Andy Kemerer qualified in the Boys Triple Jump

Josh Obradovich qualified in the Boys High Jump



The softball teams from Yough and Frazier shown together after Yough's Annual Strike Out Cancer game.  Together the teams raised money for the Mario Lemieux Foundation.


Baseball Action Shots (by Robert Koch)

Congratulations Jarett on being selected as one of the 12 finalists in the Judge Driscoll Scholar Athlete Award
Jarett shown below with proud Yough Athletic Director - Tom Evans

Congratulations Jarett and Lindsey!!!

Congratulations to Jarett and Lindsey on being recognized at the Westmoreland County Judge Driscoll Scholar Athlete Banquet.






Name                                          Sport

Jarett Bach                                  Baseball, Basketball

Laurel Bachy                               Lacrosse, Bowling

Cameron Hopkin                       Football, Wrestling

Andrew Kemerer                      Soccer, Track

Nathan Magill                             Football, Track

Lindsey McClaren                     Soccer

Jacob Peebles                           Cross Country, Track               

Brendan Roebuck                     Football

Gina Romano                             Cheerleading

Cara Rossetti                             Basketball

Sever, Jacob                               Football, Wrestling

Tyler Trayter                               Golf, Cross Country, Track     






Name                                             Sport

Kaden Bizzozero                                         Football, Basketball, Baseball

Nick Boyer                                                    Cross Country, Bowling, Track

Alexis Boyle                                                  Soccer, Bowling, Track

Adam Busch                                                 Cross Country, Bowling, Track

Brandon Busch                                            Cross Country, Bowling, Track

Jerick Carilli                                                  Cross Country, Bowling, Track

Katelyn Chilzer                                            Cheerleading, Volleyball, Softball

Dylan Craig                                                    Cross Country, Bowling, Track

Drake Croushore                                         Football, Rifle, Track

Nick Egidi                                                       Cross Country, Bowling, Track

Rebecca Ghion                                            Volleyball, Bowling, Lacrosse

Sidney Gillin                                                 Cross Country, Bowling, Track

Sabrina Hodge                                             Soccer, Bowling, Lacrosse

Chase Kibel                                                  Cross Country, Bowling, Track

Logan McAlister                                          Football, Wrestling, Track

Carter McCurdy                                           Cross Country, Bowling, Track

Julia Milcoff                                                  Cheerleading, Volleyball, Track

Sydney Murray                                            Cross Country, Bowling, Lacrosse

Kaylyn Odelli                                                Volleyball, Basketball, Softball

Ryelee Overly                                              Cross Country, Lacrosse, Track

Christian Park                                               Football, Basketball, Baseball

Ryan Patricio                                                Soccer, Bowling, Track, Golf

Madelyn Ritenour                                      Cheerleading, Volleyball, Softball

Kylie Roebuck                                              Football, Basketball, Track

Andrew Roth                                                Cross Country, Bowling, Track

Tyler Trayter                                                 Golf, Cross Country, Track

Donald Wood                                               Football, Bowling, Track

Abigail Zahrobsky                                       Cross Country, Bowling, Track






Congratulations Kierra - Tribune Review Player of the Week!!!

Congratulations Kierra - Tribune Review Player of the Week!!!


Kierra Waywood

School: Yough

Sport: Softball

Class: Senior

Claim to fame: Waywood, who has a 1.22 ERA with 76 strikeouts and eight walks, threw a four-hitter with 10 strikeouts to lead Yough (6-4, 4-1) to a 12-0 win over Greensburg Salem in Section 1-4A action Thursday. Waywood, who has a .474 batting average with 11 RBIs, threw a two-hitter with nine strikeouts in a 1-0 win over Uniontown on April 8.

“My performance was all right,” she said. “I couldn’t have done it without my teammates. There is work to do, and we are coming together as a team. We’re coming along.”

What are your college plans?

I’m going to California, Pa. to pitch, and I can’t wait. I met the coach. He is amazing and knows what he’s doing. I’m going to go for psychology. The campus is beautiful.

What has the team learned from the close loses this year?

Never give up, push through and keep going. They’ve learned to have the determination to keep going.

What will the team need to do to make a deeper run after losing in the WPIAL third-place game?

Determination and teamwork. If you have your mind in the right spot, you can accomplish anything. We have a sisterhood from playing together from rec ball to high school.

What did you work on during the offseason to get ready for your senior year?

I worked on my pitching and hitting. I was prepping for the season knowing it’s a new, young team, but we have the same goals.

What’s your favorite sport outside of softball?

Volleyball. I played in middle school and my freshman year so I would play if I wasn’t playing softball.

Congratulations Dustin!

Congrats to Dustin on being selected to play in the 2019 Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association East West All-star game on Sunday, May 5th


Congratulations Mr. Evans!!!!!!!

Congratulations to Mr. Evans, our Athletic Director, he was awarded the NIAAA State Award of Merit at the Pennsylvania State Athletic Directors Conference.

Shown below is Mr. Evans with his award, and with Superintendent Dr. Janet Sardon


Former High School Principal Earl Thompson, YIMS Principal Kevin Smetak, Mr. Evans,

Superintendent Dr. Janet Sardon, High School Principal Brian Sutherland.



Congratulations to the Ringgold Rams Hockey Team on beating Burrell to become the 2019 PIHL Division II Champions

Yough Students:  Jonathan, Evan, Gaige, Jeremy


Congratulations to Evan Cook, he was voted Trib HSSN "Star of the Game" with 36 shots faced and 33 saves.


Congratulations Mason, he signed his letter of intent to attend and play football at St. Vincent College.                                                                                                                                                                              


Coach Wood and Mason



 Coach Wood, Mason, Mr. Sutherland, Mr. Evans




Mason and Mom Sherri



Congratulations to Connor McCurdy, he bowled in the Western Pennsylvania Regional High School Bowling Tournament and finished in the top 10. Connor has qualified for the state tournament that will be held on Friday, March 15th in Epfrata, PA. This tournament will consist of this years 24 best high school bowlers in Pennsylvania.  Congratulations and Good Luck to Connor!!!



Swimming News - Good Luck Levi!!!!!

Good Luck Levi at the WPIAL AA Swimming Championships @Pitt on Thursday 2/28 and Friday 3/1.

Shown below are swimmers:  Mary, Levi, and Rebecca


Congratulations Jake!!!!

Jake Sever was a 2-time wrestling team captain and a 3-year varsity starter, due to injury which prevented his participation during his sophomore year.

Jake finished his senior season with a record of 26-12. In his 3 years of varsity competition, Jake was 55-35 and was 28-3 in dual meets.

Jake was a 3-time section place winner/WPIAL qualifier. As a senior, he placed 5th in the WPIAL to qualify for the PIAA Southwest Regional Tournament.



Congratulations to Gina and Jake - Yough's Herald Standard Winter Scholar Athletes!!!

*click on the link below to see their Q & A's

Congratulations Nathan and Lindsey - Yough's Herald Standard Fall Scholar Athletes!!!

*click on the link below to see their Q & A's







      Congratulations to our Boys Basketball Seniors - Jarett and Devyn!!!!

Lindsey McClaren, Tyler Converso, George Tusing, Cameron Hopkin, Dustin Shoaf, Jake Sever, Kierra Waywood


Some Pictures from Winter Sports Senior Night!!!

Congratulations to the Girls Basketball Team Seniors Cara, Corrin, and Jordan!!!



Junior soccer player Justine Appolonia looks forward to soccer career at Youngstown State


Congratulations Dustin !!!!



**Congratulations to Evan Cook, he made the PIHL Division 2 All Star Team for the second year in a row. The Game will be played January 27 at noon at RMU's Island Sports Center.


Ringgold won at home vs Carrick 3-1 Final.  Evan Cook, senior at Yough Senior High had 31 saves on 32 shots. Ringgold's record is 10-3-0 and the team remains in 2nd place in their division. Picture is team giving props to fans after handshakes!


Thanks to Dick's Sporting Goods Distribution Center in Smithton for opening their doors and sharing the workings of their facility, and to their staff for providing assistance to our elementary basketball programming.  A special thank you to Scott Smith for his time and dedication to our students and programs.


Congratulations to Dustin Shoaf - Big East Conference Offensive Player of the Year

Shown Below:  Coach Wood, Dustin, Mr. Evans, Mr. Wilkins


Yough Senior High School was awarded the WPIAL Sportsmanship Award at a ceremony held at the Heinz History Center. Yough was one of three western Pennsylvania schools to receive this prestigious award.


Congratulations to Kierra Waywood!!!!  She signed a Letter of Intent to attend school at California University of PA where she will also play softball.
Kierra is shown below with - Back Row:  Dr. Sardon, Mr. Wilkins, Coach Craze, Coach Harvey and Mr. Evans
Front Row:  Grandma Gloria, Sister Brylie, Mom Heather, Kierra, and Dad Keith


Congratulations to Jarett Bach!  He signed a Letter of Intent to go to school and play Baseball at the University of Pittsburgh!!
Jarett is shown below with his parents Joni and Ken Bach, Coach Palm, Coach Spisak, Dr. Sardon, Mr. Sutherland and Mr. Evans










DUSTIN SHOAF - Pittsburgh Post Gazette Player of the Week - 9/19/18



The past week: Shoaf rushed for 401 yards in Yough’s 32-13 win against Deer Lakes. So far this season, Shoaf has rushed for 1,047 yards and 12 touchdowns on 103 carries, plus a 2-point conversion.

Check this out: The 6-1, 205-pound senior is the first player in WPIAL history to run for 400-plus yards in two games, as he also accomplished this once last year.

Did you know you’re the first player in WPIAL history to rush for 400 or more yards in two different games? I actually just found that out today. I don’t know if you talked to coach Woody [Scott Wood], but he’s the one who told me that. It’s actually very exciting to know. Very happy about that, and that’s very cool to be remembered as, so I’m pretty excited about it.

How would you describe your running style? I’m more the running back of, I’m fine with 3 yards and a cloud of dust, as they would say in the olden days I guess. I can put moves on, but I’m more the running back that will put his shoulder down and run people over.

Is there anything specific you want to accomplish in your last season? My only goal this year is to help get my team to the playoffs. We have the talent, we have the team this year, the only thing that’s going to hold us back from that is ourselves. That’s pretty much my only goal this year, is to [strive for that]. They haven’t made it since 2013, so it’d be something, to leave something like that at Yough.

What’s something people would be surprised to know about you? I love to play the guitar. I took a guitar class last year and I just fell in love with it. I can do a couple chords, that’s all. I put on the guitar and I say random words and try to put a song together and go from there.

What do you think of the Steelers season so far? I don’t know how many people are really happy with it. I’m not happy. It’s very disappointing how it’s going so far, but I feel like they’ll get together and win a couple more games and make it to the playoffs.

What about this Le’Veon Bell situation? There’s two sides to every story and you’ve got to think of it both ways. I guess you have to see Le’Veon’s side and you can see what the fans are thinking. As a fan, at a point where all you want to do is watch football and everything, it’s disappointing, but you look at Le’Veon’s side, and you’ve got to understand where he’s coming from. Running backs rarely last long, and he wants to last longer and hopefully wants to make the money, still.

— By Sarah K. Spencer




Sever, Yough teammates display high IQ on and off the field



Attention Senior Citizens

Gold passes are available in the high school office.

Citizens must be 62 years or older to be eligible.


Those who qualify may report to the high school office during regular businesses hours to pick up their pass.

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 Tom Evans, Director of Athletics, at