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Welcome to SportsEXTRA, The Herald sports department's monthly local-sports magazine. Its focus is Mercer County-area high school athletics. Watch for it in the print edition of the newspaper the first week of each month during the school year.
ATHLETES OF THE MONTH
Grove City big man keeps coming up big
Josh Morgan, a 6-foot-9 standout for the Grove City High basketball team, has been a force for the Eagles this season and one of the top players in the county.
Slippery Rock ace has been a 4-year starter
Erica Youngman, the outstanding guard for the Slippery Rock Lady Rockets, has been a key factor in her team's superb season.
TEAMS OF THE MONTH
Ho, hum: just another typical Raiders' season
The Reynolds High wrestling team recently reached a milestone by capturing its 25th Mercer County Athletic Conference championship.
Steelerettes have been one of area's surprises
The Farrell High girls basketball team has had a remarkable turnaround in just one season. The Steelerettes, winners of only three games a year ago, have already won 16 games this season and clinched a berth in the WPIAL playoffs.
Under the dome in Brookfield
A new indoor softball and baseball facility on Bedford Road features a regulaton-size dirt infield for athletes to work out year-'round.
A photo scrapbook of local sports