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Norwin basketball game to honor vets

Joe Napsha
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Veterans will be honored at Norwin’s girls and boys basetball games on Friday night at Norwin High School. Pictured above, Olivia Gribble sticks her hand in the face of Pine-Richland’s Kayla Graf during the first round of the WPIAL girls 6A basketball playoffs in 2018.

Norwin High School’s boys and girls basketball teams will be playing special games on Friday at the Knights gymnasium, and not just because the boys will face Greater Latrobe, one of the best teams in WPIAL Class 6A this season.

Both contests — the girls against Butler and the boys against Greater Latrobe — will be part of the second annual Salute to Service basketball games at Norwin High School, which will feature special presentations at the halftime of both games.

The Knights girls will play Butler High School girls at 6 p.m. The boys team is scheduled to tipoff against the Wildcats at about 7:25 p.m.

All veterans attending the girls game will be acknowledged at girls basketball game. At halftime of the boys game, students will present a check to the J. Howard Snyder Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 781 of North Huntingdon.

Members of the armed forces who have a military identification — active, reserve and veterans — will be granted free admission to the game. Regular admission is $5.

The Norwin Student Council is sponsoring the special tribute.

Joe Napsha is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Joe at 724-836-5252 or [email protected]