Chris Dugan

Column Chris Dugan

Chris Dugan has been covering local sports for more than 30 years and has been with the Observer-Reporter since 1986. He was named sports editor in 2006. Before joining the O-R, he was sports editor at the Democrat-Messenger in Waynesburg. He is a former member of the Baseball Writers Association of America.

Jun 2017


Title turns West Greene from hunted to hunters

CALIFORNIA – One popular sports axiom says it’s tougher to defend a championship than it is to win one for the first time.

Another such belief is that it’s difficult to beat a good team three times in a season.

The West Greene High School softball team destroyed both of those theories Thursday afternoon with an impressive 10-0 thumping of Monessen in the WPIAL Class A championship game at California University, even if Pioneers coach Bill Simms says nothing about this season has been easy.