Briefs: West Greene hires football coach

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West Greene hires football coach

Paul Kreuzer was hired as football coach at West Greene High School during Thursday night’s school board meeting.


Kreuzer replaces John Coss, who resigned at the end of March. West Greene’s was the last head football coaching position open in the area.


The board also accepted the resignation of Coss as the Pioneers’ baseball coach at last night’s meeting.


WPIAL softball sites

Sites and times have been released for the third-place games in the WPIAL softball playoffs. All third-place games will be played Tuesday with the winners advancing to the state playoffs and the losers eliminated.


Locally, in Class AAAA, Peters Township plays Hempfield at 4 p.m. at California University’s Lilley Field. In Class AA, Chartiers-Houston takes on Burgettstown at 3 p.m. at North Allegheny High School. In Class A, Burgettstown takes on Frazier at 2 p.m. at Lilley Field.


The full playoff schedule can be found in the Scoreboard section on Page C2.


In golf

Jay Haas and Duffy Waldorf shared the first-round lead Friday in the Senior PGA Championship, shooting 5-under 66 at Bellerive Country Club.


The 59-year-old Haas, the winner of the major championship in 2006 and 2008, had a bogey-free round. The 50-year-old Waldorf had six birdies and one bogey.


• Colonial member Ryan Palmer shot an 8-under 62 on Thursday to match the first-round record at Hogan’s Alley and take a one-stroke lead over John Rollins.


The bogey-free 62 equaled Palmer’s lowest round on the PGA Tour.


In the majors

Edwin Encarnacion hit his fifth career grand slam, J.P. Arencibia homered and drove in four runs and the Toronto Blue Jays beat Baltimore 12-6 on Thursday night, spoiling the debut of Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman.


• Drew Stubbs and Mark Reynolds drove in three runs each and Cleveland had 16 hits in the Indians’ 12-3 win over the Boston Red Sox in manager Terry Francona’s return to Fenway Park.


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