Author: Jerin Steele


Vincentian Academy baseball thwarts Jeannette’s title defense with semifinal victory
May 22, 2018
Jeannette starting pitcher Seth Howard gave everything he had. After throwing 23 pitches in relief Monday in an extra-innings win over Quigley Catholic, Howard was

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Union scores 6 times in 6th inning to secure WPIAL semifinal win over Greensburg C.C.
With a sharp curveball that dotted the zone, Antonio Cavallo was in a groove for five innings on the mound, helping Greensburg Central Catholic cling

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Freeport softball belts 4 home runs to defeat Waynesburg in WPIAL quarterfinals
May 21, 2018
Freeport softball showed a propensity for the long ball in regular season, belting 15 homers on its way to claiming a section title for the

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Kiski Valley boys, girls rugby teams lose in state final
May 20, 2018
The Kiski Valley rugby boys and girls teams lost in the Rugby PA state championships Sunday at Cumberland Valley. The boys dropped a 39-5 decision

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Westmoreland baseball preview capsules: Games for Monday, May 21, 2018
Class 6A Quarterfinals No. 3 Hempfield (15-5) vs. No. 6 Pine-Richland (14-6) 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at West Mifflin Winner plays: Winner of No. 2 Bethel

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Kiski Valley boys, girls rugby teams closer to state titles
May 19, 2018
The Kiski Valley boys and girls rugby teams traveled to Cumberland Valley this weekend hoping to bring a pair of state titles home, and both

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Plum girls lacrosse exceeds expectations, qualifies for postseason
May 18, 2018
For being only a second-year member in the WPIAL, the Plum girls lacrosse team set lofty goals at the start of the season, and they

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KV girls rugby emerges from uncertain start, makes state semifinals
Bayla Shindledecker was stressed out in the days leading up to Kiski Valley girls rugby's first match of the spring. Lauren Ryan was fearful of

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Kiski Valley boys rugby peaking at right time
Leading up to the state semifinals, Kiski Valley rugby coach Seth Erwin saw several things he liked, but the Titans' mentality impressed him the most.

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Kiski Area softball rallies past Mars for 1st playoff win since ’08
May 16, 2018
At the beginning of the season, the Kiski Area softball players used white paper cups to spell andquot;Believeandquot; in the chain-link outfield fence at their

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Mohawk rolls past Apollo-Ridge softball in 1st round
After hanging with heavily-favored Mohawk in the rain through two and a half innings Monday before the game was postponed, things snowballed quickly on Apollo-Ridge

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No. 12 New Castle takes advantage of big inning to upset No. 5 Freeport
May 15, 2018
When Freeport baseball coach Ed Carr was scouting New Castle, the Red Hurricanes' hitting ability stood out. What New Castle showcased on film translated to

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Kiski Valley rugby advances to PA Club semifinals
May 13, 2018
Before the Kiski Valley players took the field for Sunday's playoff match, they went into the stands and handed their moms a carnation as a

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Kiski Valley rugby ready for quarterfinal test
May 11, 2018
Kiski Valley backs captain Andrew Bigler is someone who likes to look forward, but it's not easy for him to forget how last season ended.

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Norwin volleyball in hunt for section title
May 4, 2018
Norwin boys volleyball coach Nick Fallone said his players have started calling themselves andquot;the comeback kids,andquot; because of their knack of rallying to win sets

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Plum girls lacrosse gaining confidence during playoff push
April 27, 2018
Plum girls lacrosse is in a similar position to its inaugural WPIAL season a year ago, hovering around the fourth and final postseason spot in

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Plum volleyball going through growing pains
Plum held its annual boys volleyball tournament April 21, and the Mustangs didn't advance to the playoff round, but they got a good look at

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Kiski Area’s Andree pitches perfect game in win over Gateway
Kiski Area junior Megan Andree threw a perfect game Friday against Gateway, but she didn't even know it until she was in the handshake line

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Fox Chapel tennis again hunting WPIAL title
April 24, 2018
If there's a pressure situation this week for the Fox Chapel boys tennis team in its quest for a third consecutive WPIAL title, it can

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Franklin Regional freshman wins gymnastics title
April 20, 2018
With a large crowd ready to watch her perform, Reyna Vance felt nervous before her biggest gymnastics event of the year, the Region 7 finals.

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Plum baseball aims to live up to standard
Through the early part of the season, veteran Plum baseball coach Carl Vollmer admitted his team has fallen short of the standard the program sets

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Freeport baseball rallies past Knoch for Section 1-4A victory
April 18, 2018
Freeport first baseman Matt Charlton used the word andquot;resilientandquot; multiple times to describe his team following a five-run outburst in the seventh inning that led

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Pine-Richland, Seneca Valley, SSA players selected in OHL draft
April 16, 2018
Dane Dowiak and Aidan Campbell have become pretty good friends from playing together in the Pittsburgh Penguins Elite youth hockey program, and a week ago

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Freeport girls lacrosse gaining experience with young roster
April 13, 2018
With only a handful of girls sporting any experience returning and a large crop of freshmen and sophomores who are learning on the fly, Freeport

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Freeport boys lacrosse aims to build on success
April 12, 2018
Freeport senior Braith Kiser knew the Yellowjackets possessed the talent and tactical awareness to compete with the top boys lacrosse teams in the WPIAL, but

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Freeport spreads out game balls after Section 1 win over Deer Lakes
April 11, 2018
Following every victory, Freeport baseball coach Ed Carr takes out a sharpie and jots down a player's name and a key contribution on a baseball

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Latrobe’s Schimizzi, Rossi could cross paths in NAHL
April 9, 2018
J.T. Schimizzi has never been to Alaska, and he can't wait to move there next fall. Blake Rossi feels the same way about his upcoming

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Plum girls lacrosse growing under new coach
April 6, 2018
Kayla Platt is nine years removed from being a two-time All-WPIAL lacrosse player at Franklin Regional, but she brings plenty of coaching experience entering her

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Penn-Trafford boys lacrosse rebuilds — again
April 2, 2018
Penn-Trafford boys lacrosse graduated 10 players from last season's team and has had 25 graduates in the last two years, so new players will move

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Skill development bolsters Kiski Valley boys rugby roster
March 28, 2018
When Kiski Valley boys rugby won the 2016 state championship, coach Seth Erwin said the team relied more on athletic ability than rugby knowledge. The

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Gateway baseball has lots of practice winning
March 26, 2018
Gateway baseball brings back an experienced lineup this spring, and there's a feeling around the team that a special season could be on the horizon.

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Moon capitalizes on Burrell mistakes in 3rd period to claim 1st PIHL Division II title
March 19, 2018
Burrell felt pretty good about being tied with top-seeded Moon after two periods of the PIHL Division II championship, but coach Max Rickard was concerned

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Burrell hockey goes from dormant to Division II finalist in 2 years
March 18, 2018
For a program that was dormant only two years ago, Burrell's rise to the PIHL Division II finals has been quick, but it's not surprising

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Leechburg softball team taking aim at WPIAL championship
Leechburg softball practice was forced indoors for most of last week because of poor weather conditions, and though the team would have preferred to be

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Leechburg baseball team still settling in
March 17, 2018
Bob Oberdorf finds himself back in a familiar role as Leechburg's baseball coach after a three-year absence from the dugout, having coached the program for

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A-K Valley PIAA boys basketball playoffs preview capsule: Highlands vs. Mars
March 15, 2018
Friday's game Boys Class 5A quarterfinals Highlands (20-5) vs. Mars (23-4) 7:30 p.m. at Gateway Winner plays: Milton Hershey (25-3)/Archbishop Carroll (20-7) Coaches: Tyler Stoczynski,

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Freeport softball ready to take next step
March 14, 2018
With five seniors and eight starters returning from a team that belted 30 homers and 40 doubles on its way to a second consecutive appearance

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Freeport hitters focused on quality at-bats
One of the first things Ed Carr did when he took over the Freeport baseball program last year was hand out a pamphlet detailing the

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Shade sends Vincentian Academy boys basketball packing
Just when it looked like Vincentian Academy was going to steal a victory in the final minute, Vincent Fyock made sure Shade would make the

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A-K Valley basketball playoffs preview capsule: Highlands vs. Carrick
March 12, 2018
Boys Class 5A Second round Highlands (19-5) vs. Carrick (20-5) 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Gateway Winner plays: Mars (22-4)/Trinity (21-5) Coaches: Tyler Stoczynski, Highlands; Walt

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Monday’s Alle-Kiski Valley PIHL playoff capsule
March 11, 2018
Division II Semifinals No. 3 Burrell (14-5) vs. No. 2 Ringgold (15-4) 9:15 p.m. Monday at RMU Island Sports Center Winner plays: No. 1 Moon

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Burrell softball motivated by close loss to eventual WPIAL champion
When practice started a week ago, one of the first topics of discussion for Burrell softball coach Brian Eshbaugh and pitcher Brittany Dunn was last

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Burrell baseball looks to continue consistency
Burrell baseball has been a model of consistency under Mark Spohn, making the playoffs in 18 of his 19 years at the helm. And while

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Beaver girls eliminate Belle Vernon at PIAAs
March 10, 2018
Beaver girls basketball coach Greg Huston said his team held a mini-eulogy at practice Monday to bring closure to the Bobcats' heartbreaking buzzer-beater loss to

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A-K Valley basketball playoff capsules for games Saturday, March 10, 2018
March 9, 2018
Boys Class 6A First round Fox Chapel (17-6) vs. Penn Hills (23-3) 4:30 p.m. Saturday at North Hills Winner plays: Allderdice (24-2)/Mt. Lebanon (20-4) Coaches:

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Top-seeded Armstrong capitalizes on turnovers, tops Franklin Regional in Class AA playoffs
March 8, 2018
Armstrong was the highest scoring team in PIHL Class AA during the regular season, and the River Hawks continued their goal scoring assault in the

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A-K Valley PIAA basketball playoff capsules for Friday’s games
Friday's games Boys Class 5A first round Highlands (18-5) vs. Franklin Regional (20-5) 6 p.m. at Fox Chapel Winner plays: Hollidaysburg (16-7)/Carrick (19-5) Coaches: Tyler

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Fox Chapel hockey knocked out of playoffs by Sewickley Academy
March 6, 2018
Fox Chapel had its puck-control game working for stretches Monday night, and that has been its recipe for success all season. But the Foxes also

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A-K Valley PIHL playoff preview capsules for Tuesday’s games
March 5, 2018
Tuesday's games First round Class AAA No. 8 Plum (7-11) vs. No. 1 Peters Township (14-4) 7 p.m. Tuesday at Printscape Arena in Canonsburg On

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A-K Valley PIHL playoff preview capsules
March 4, 2018
Monday's games First round Class A No. 9 Fox Chapel (11-7-1-1) vs. No. 8 Sewickley Academy (13-7) 8:30 p.m. Monday at RMU Island Sports Center

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Burrell among A-K Valley hockey teams facing tough 1st-round tests
March 3, 2018
Burrell had already clinched third place in the PIHL Division II standings, and Kennedy Catholic was locked in at No. 6, so when the two

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Gateway girls win 1st WPIAL championship
Jordan Edwards said she just had to believe the ball was going to go in. On a day when neither team was putting too many

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WPIAL Class 5A girls final preview: Section rival Oakland Catholic, Gateway set for rubber match
March 1, 2018
It may be a surprise to those on the outside to see a No. 7 and No. 8 seed meeting for the WPIAL Class 5A

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Belle Vernon boys set to take on No. 2 New Castle in semifinals
February 27, 2018
Boys Class 4A Semifinals No. 2 New Castle (19-4) vs. No. 3 Belle Vernon (18-5) 6 p.m. Wednesday at Moon On the air: Tribhssn.triblive.com. Winner

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Shaler edges Penn-Trafford to earn spot in PIHL Penguins Cup playoffs
February 26, 2018
Desperately seeking a tying goal late in the third period, Penn-Trafford threw everything it had at Shaler, keeping the puck in the zone for more

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District 6 boys basketball playoff preview capsule for Monday’s game
February 25, 2018
Boys District 6 Class 3A Semifinals No. 2 Ligonier Valley (19-5) vs. No. 6 Mt. Union (14-9) 7 p.m. Monday at Hollidaysburg Winner plays: Winner

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Pine-Richland too much for Fox Chapel in 4th quarter
February 24, 2018
There's never a good time for a bad shooting day, but with the way Fox Chapel played defense and rebounded against a bigger Pine-Richland team

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Quigley Catholic girls oust St. Joseph in quarterfinals
February 23, 2018
When Alex Jones' 3-point attempt swished as time expired in the third quarter to give St. Joseph a one-point lead, it capped a frame in

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Déjà vu: South Fayette hands Freeport another 3-point playoff loss
February 21, 2018
Freeport played the same opponent, on the same court, with the same 8 p.m. start time it did to begin last year's playoffs. And for

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Moore’s late surge guide Shady Side Academy past Avonworth
February 19, 2018
Skyy Moore spent most of Monday night dealing with foul trouble, but he didn't dwell on the frustration of the situation. He patiently waited for

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District 6 playoff preview capsule: Ligonier Valley boys to host Penns Valley
Wednesday's game Boys District 6 first round Class 3A No. 2 Ligonier Valley (17-4) vs. N o. 7 Penns Valley (10- 11) 7 p.m. at

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Burrell’s Taylor Johnson caps gymnastics career with WPIAL all-around gold
February 17, 2018
Burrell senior Taylor Johnson committed to run track at Washington andamp; Jefferson a couple of weeks ago, but before turning her focus to running, she

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Butler girls claim 1st WPIBL championship
February 15, 2018
With an opportunity to close out the WPIBL team championship, Butler senior Mercedes Belch thought about the advice given to her from mentors in the

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A-K Valley basketball playoffs preview capsules for Friday’s games
Friday's games Boys WPIAL Class 3A First round No. 5 Burrell (10-12) vs. No. 12 Riverside (12-9) 8 p.m. at Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic On

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Burrell gymnasts set sights on WPIAL championships
With only three girls on the team, Burrell gymnastics is small in numbers, but it produced big results last year at the WPIAL individual championships

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Norwin girls basketball just keeps improving
February 5, 2018
Norwin girls basketball coach Brian Brozeski laid out how he wants his team to get better from practice to practice and from game to game

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Inexperienced Plum boys basketball finds its way
Making adjustments is something coaches universally agree is part of their job, whether it's in-game strategy or learning about players on the team and changing

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All-star Hegedus has Norwin hockey chasing playoffs
January 29, 2018
Norwin senior Bryce Hegedus had mixed emotions when he learned he was selected to play in the PIHL Class A all-star game. Hegedus, Norwin's captain,

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Indiana boys chasing 5th straight section championship
As a freshman in 2015, Carlos Carter was excited to get on the Petersen Events Center floor with his Indiana teammates in the WPIAL boys

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Fox Chapel hockey continues remarkable turnaround after winless season
January 28, 2018
Fox Chapel is one of the hottest teams in PIHL Class A, with a 4-0-1 record in its last five games putting the Foxes in

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Fox Chapel hockey continues winning ways by toppling Freeport
January 23, 2018
With a much-needed two points up for grabs, a Fox Chapel hockey team with playoff aspirations wasted little time establishing control. The Foxes scored seven

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Plum girls basketball builds from ground up
January 22, 2018
In his time coaching in District 3 and in Maryland, first-year Plum girls basketball coach Steve Elsier built programs from scratch. In his experience, he

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Pivarnik adds scoring punch for Norwin hockey
January 15, 2018
When his season ended with the Esmark Stars club hockey team last year, Mason Pivarnik decided to take a break from the travel circuit and

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Four Penn-Trafford wrestlers place at WCCA tournament
January 8, 2018
With an abnormally low turnout of only eight wrestlers, Penn-Trafford most likely won't be competing for a team title this year because the amount of

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Plum hockey works through growing pains
January 7, 2018
The landscape of high school hockey can change quickly, and Plum has seen a pretty big shift. After winning the PIHL Class AA Penguins Cup

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Norwin hockey relishes long-awaited turnaround
December 18, 2017
The enjoyment Bryce Hegedus gets celebrating a victory during Norwin hockey's recent run is a feeling he is not taking for granted considering what the

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Burrell’s Stewart, Kiski Area’s LaPiana lead way in PIHL scoring race
December 17, 2017
When Austin LaPiana and Tyler Stewart were in elementary school, they played on the same dek hockey team in North Hills. Neither can recall much

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St. Joseph girls basketball team no longer an underdog
December 3, 2017
Chloe Kurpakus considered St. Joseph an underdog last season, mainly because she and her teammates had not reached the heights they achieved before a run

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St. Joseph boys basketball ready for run and gun
St. Joseph boys basketball coach Kelly Robinson is content to go through an entire game without running an offensive set. That may sound strange, but

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Leechburg boys basketball returns plenty for Corey Smith’s 2nd season
November 29, 2017
Corey Smith spent last season putting his stamp on the Leechburg boys basketball program, and as the team grew together it ended on a late-season

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Seniors have guided Leechburg girls basketball program through steady rise
There haven't been many days in the last eight years when Cameron Davies, Brittany Robilio, Mikayla Lovelace, Makenzie Fello, Daesha Knight and Hannah Berry weren't

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Fox Chapel girls hope to bounce back from trying season
November 25, 2017
Claudia Guererri appreciates the work rate she has seen from her teammates at Fox Chapel girls basketball preseason practices. It's not hard for the Foxes

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Veteran backcourt returns to lead Fox Chapel boys
Fox Chapel basketball coach Zach Skrinjar considered last year's regular season to be one of the more complete of his nine seasons with the team,

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Steel Valley edges Riverside in overtime to return to WPIAL Class 2A title game
November 17, 2017
Steel Valley coach Rod Steele is a man of faith and when he went to church Friday he swears God told him the Ironmen's game

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Burrell hockey filling the nets, hoping to improve defensively
November 15, 2017
In the early part of Burrell hockey's season, one thing is becoming clear: The Bucs can put the puck in the net. At times this

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Shady Side Academy shuts out rival GCC to reach PIAA title game
November 14, 2017
Melissa Riggins scored the icebreaker for Shady Side Academy on a frigid night, and Krystyna Rytel provided the insurance. And for the second consecutive season,

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Plum players gain experience during fall baseball season
November 6, 2017
Plum was a win short of defending its Western Pennsylvania Fall Baseball League title, losing 3-2 to Central Catholic in the championship. But outside of

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Plum volleyball turns focus to future
When the season began, Plum girls volleyball had several goals set, including improving its standing within Section 4-AAAA and making a return trip to the

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Freeport girls ready to rebound in PIAA tournament
Freeport girls volleyball coach Tom Phillips has been on the losing side in the WPIAL finals before, so while Saturday's 3-2 loss to Beaver in

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North Allegheny sweeps Armstrong for 5th WPIAL girls volleyball crown
November 4, 2017
From the first week of the season through Saturday's Class AAAA girls volleyball finals, North Allegheny was atop the Western Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association rankings,

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Knoch tops Montour for 1st WPIAL girls volleyball championship
Dianne Geist has been coaching the Knoch girls volleyball program for 31 years, and after a long road she and her Knights reached the pinnacle

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Beaver defeats Freeport in 5 sets to capture 1st WPIAL volleyball title
Macy McElhaney rose up at the net, blocked a kill attempt and the ball fell to the other side of the court and with it

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Bishop Canevin claims WPIAL Class A volleyball title
Last year, the players on the Bishop Canevin girls volleyball team stood in a line, some with tears in their eyes, watching Greensburg Central Catholic

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Pine-Richland trounces Norwin in 1st round
November 3, 2017
Last season, Pine-Richland quarterback Phil Jurkovec missed the postseason with a thumb injury and Kenny White played for West Allegheny. Both of them were on

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Freeport setter Courtney Grubbs uses ‘sixth sense’ to set up her hitters
November 1, 2017
Freeport setter Courtney Grubbs is a fan of the animated movie andquot;Finding Dory,andquot; and after watching the beluga whales in the film use echolocation to

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Freeport sweeps Deer Lakes to roll into WPIAL volleyball semifinals
October 31, 2017
Freeport wasted little time showing why it's the top seed in WPIAL Class AA and the top-ranked girls volleyball team in the state. The Yellowjackets

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Deer Lakes volleyball faces tough, familiar foe in top-ranked Freeport
October 30, 2017
In its two regular-season matches against section rival Freeport, Deer Lakes saw an opponent that made few mistakes. As the No. 8 Lancers prepare to

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Armstrong spoils final game at Kiski Area’s Davis Field
October 28, 2017
In a span of 20 seconds late in the third quarter, Armstrong spoiled Kiski Area's final game at Davis Field. The Riverhawks forced a fumble

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Beaver scores in double OT to oust Deer Lakes in quarterfinals
October 25, 2017
There were some close calls for Deer Lakes in regulation, but each time it looked like the Lancers were in position to score a goal

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Cooper’s Lake’s hilly terrain doesn’t faze Riverview runners
October 24, 2017
The steep hill that marks the beginning of the Cooper's Lake cross country course in Slippery Rock may not seem as daunting this year to

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Plum soccer teams compete in WPIAL playoffs
October 23, 2017
In the regular season, Plum boys soccer went 4-0 in overtime and a couple of days before Saturday's Class AAAA first-round playoff match with Upper

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Two-time defending champion Freeport gets top seed for WPIAL Class AA volleyball playoffs
Freeport will start its quest for a third consecutive girls volleyball title as the top seed in WPIAL Class AA. Fresh off their 13th consecutive

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Switch to 3 classes gives Penn-Trafford field hockey another shot at postseason
October 22, 2017
Penn-Trafford field hockey coach Cindy Dutt can sense excitement radiating from her team. It comes from being in the postseason again as the Warriors prepare

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Westmoreland WPIAL girls soccer playoff capsules
Class AAAA First round No. 2 Penn-Trafford (13-3-1) vs. No. 15 Penn Hills (6-10) 8 p.m. Monday at Penn-Trafford Winner plays: No. 7 Fox Chapel

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Riverside scores five after halftime to oust Freeport
October 21, 2017
With the score tied at halftime, Freeport was in position to score an elusive playoff victory, but for the second consecutive year, the final 40

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Interception return for TD turns tide in Valley’s win over Apollo-Ridge
Darius Johnson joked his legs hurt after running 100 yards on an interception return for a touchdown in the second quarter, but the soreness from

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Plum volleyball preps for WPIAL postseason
October 16, 2017
Kelsey Bonk still is getting accustomed to not having her fraternal twin sister, Carly, with her on the Plum volleyball bench. Carly started the year

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All-around effort lifts Deer Lakes past Laurel for first win of season
October 14, 2017
Deer Lakes traveled to Lawrence County on Friday night in search of its first victory of the season, and thanks to a complete effort on

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Kiski Area’s Shreffler takes aim at WCCA title
October 11, 2017
Kierra Shreffler has her sights set on achieving two major goals at Thursday's Westmoreland County Coaches Association cross country meet at Westmoreland County Community College:

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No. 2 Mars maintains shutout streak with win over Franklin Regional
October 9, 2017
Franklin Regional's girls soccer team had aspirations of ending Mars' season-long shutout streak against section opponents Monday, but the Panthers became the latest team to

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Penn-Trafford girls soccer aiming for section title, bracing for rematch with Norwin
Penn-Trafford girls soccer has put itself in an enviable spot atop the Section 4-AAAA standings entering the stretch run. The Warriors have done it by

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Do-it-all QB Robert Kennedy propels undefeated Jeannette past Springdale
October 6, 2017
In its first home game since the passing of legendary coach Chuck Wagner, Springdale was able to andquot;hang in there toughandquot; with the top-ranked Class

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Sewickley Academy shuts out GCC in WPIAL semifinals
October 2, 2017
Greensburg Central Catholic girls tennis coach Tony Splendore didn't fault his team's effort in Monday's Class AA semifinal against Sewickley Academy. Splendore thought his girls

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Deer Lakes hockey makes return to PIHL varsity
September 30, 2017
Three seasons ago, Deer Lakes was a goal away from playing for a Penguins Cup championship, but it lost a hard-fought semifinal game to Mars

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Porter guides Armstrong past Plum in Big East battle
Dawson Porter already caused havoc for Plum in the second quarter by throwing for two touchdowns and rushing for another, but on the final play

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Norwin hockey aims to improve this season
September 25, 2017
Entering his second season as the Norwin hockey coach, Dennis Tokarski is seeking improvement and that goes beyond increasing the total in the win column.

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Franklin Regional hockey embracing challenge of moving up to Class AA
September 24, 2017
With Franklin Regional winning back-to-back Class A Penguins Cup titles the last two seasons, coach Brian Kurtz knew a change in classification was on the

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Confident Leechburg volleyball team intent on ending three-year playoff drought
September 23, 2017
The same word was said loudly and confidently by Daesha Knight, Mikayla Lovelace, Makenzie Fello, Morgan Pierce, Brittany Robilio and Cam Davies when describing the

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Mars’ Sheehy intercepts four passes in victory over Highlands
September 22, 2017
Highlands came into Mars Athletic Complex with a passing attack that had given most of its opponents fits in the early part of the season,

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Austin Kreutzberger takes on leadership role for Penn-Trafford boys
September 17, 2017
As a junior last year, Austin Kreutzberger formed a dynamic duo in the Penn-Trafford midfield with Trevor Momeyer helping the Warriors win their third consecutive

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Aliquippa routs Freeport behind passing game
September 15, 2017
Aliquippa's vaunted defense and running game were there as usual Friday night, but the Quips added another element to the mix: the pass. Freeport felt

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Fox Chapel coach O’Keeffe brings new style to girls volleyball team
September 14, 2017
Phil O'Keeffe learns something new at every Fox Chapel girls volleyball practice or when he sits on the bench for a match. That may sound

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New faces dot lineup for Penn-Trafford field hockey
September 11, 2017
Penn-Trafford field hockey coach Cindy Dutt has something she hasn't had in a number of years: a young team. Coming off a season when the

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Franklin Regional defense stands tall to hold off Kiski Area
September 8, 2017
Franklin Regional lineman Bryce Lauer ran all by himself unaware a whistle had blown the play dead well behind him and after a 99-yard jaunt

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Franklin Regional tennis aims to contend for Section 1 title
September 4, 2017
The Franklin Regional girls tennis team lost nine graduates from last year's team, but it's familiar territory for coach Howard Fisher to have to replace

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Underclassmen set to step into key roles for Franklin Regional girls volleyball
Franklin Regional girls volleyball coach Mike Feorene isn't ready to forecast where his team will end up this season, but one thing he is certain

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Freeport returns experienced group to chase third consecutive WPIAL girls volleyball title
September 2, 2017
The Freeport girls volleyball team started a Twitter account in November, showing pictures of Yellowjackets teams from middle school through varsity at various tournaments. Most

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Valley boys chasing 1st playoff berth since ’12
August 31, 2017
Jared Buzzell and Dom Bayne were pretty direct when stating this season's goal for the Valley boys soccer team. andquot;I just want to make playoffs,andquot;

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Late Canon-McMillan TD spoils Albert’s coaching debut at Kiski Area
August 25, 2017
At times, there were some mistakes that led to missed chances for the Kiski Area offense. Flashes of what could be a potent attack combined

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Early playoff exit motivates Fox Chapel boys
August 23, 2017
The Fox Chapel boys soccer team doesn't have to look too far into its past to find motivation. The Foxes' source stems from the disappointment

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Talent returns for Fox Chapel girls soccer
The last two seasons, Fox Chapel girls soccer enjoyed a run of success it hadn't seen in over a decade, advancing to the WPIAL semifinals

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Southmoreland’s Datz develops into leader, recruiter
August 21, 2017
Jaden Datz is going to be counted on by Southmoreland this fall to make plays on the field as an experienced quarterback, but his summer

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Deer Lakes, Freeport boys ready to 3-peat
August 16, 2017
Freeport and Deer Lakes are separated by only 12 miles, but they've been in different sections for golf the last few years. The split allowed

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Waiting game over for Deer Lakes’ Bender
August 13, 2017
Ethan Bender sat behind a pair of quarterbacks the last two years at Deer Lakes and picked up as much knowledge as he could. As

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Vincentian Academy baseball thwarts Jeannette’s title defense with semifinal victory
May 22, 2018
Jeannette starting pitcher Seth Howard gave everything he had. After throwing 23 pitches in relief Monday in an extra-innings win over Quigley Catholic, Howard was

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Union scores 6 times in 6th inning to secure WPIAL semifinal win over Greensburg C.C.
With a sharp curveball that dotted the zone, Antonio Cavallo was in a groove for five innings on the mound, helping Greensburg Central Catholic cling

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Freeport softball belts 4 home runs to defeat Waynesburg in WPIAL quarterfinals
May 21, 2018
Freeport softball showed a propensity for the long ball in regular season, belting 15 homers on its way to claiming a section title for the

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Kiski Valley boys, girls rugby teams lose in state final
May 20, 2018
The Kiski Valley rugby boys and girls teams lost in the Rugby PA state championships Sunday at Cumberland Valley. The boys dropped a 39-5 decision

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Westmoreland baseball preview capsules: Games for Monday, May 21, 2018
Class 6A Quarterfinals No. 3 Hempfield (15-5) vs. No. 6 Pine-Richland (14-6) 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at West Mifflin Winner plays: Winner of No. 2 Bethel

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Kiski Valley boys, girls rugby teams closer to state titles
May 19, 2018
The Kiski Valley boys and girls rugby teams traveled to Cumberland Valley this weekend hoping to bring a pair of state titles home, and both

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Plum girls lacrosse exceeds expectations, qualifies for postseason
May 18, 2018
For being only a second-year member in the WPIAL, the Plum girls lacrosse team set lofty goals at the start of the season, and they

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KV girls rugby emerges from uncertain start, makes state semifinals
Bayla Shindledecker was stressed out in the days leading up to Kiski Valley girls rugby's first match of the spring. Lauren Ryan was fearful of

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Kiski Valley boys rugby peaking at right time
Leading up to the state semifinals, Kiski Valley rugby coach Seth Erwin saw several things he liked, but the Titans' mentality impressed him the most.

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Kiski Area softball rallies past Mars for 1st playoff win since ’08
May 16, 2018
At the beginning of the season, the Kiski Area softball players used white paper cups to spell andquot;Believeandquot; in the chain-link outfield fence at their

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Mohawk rolls past Apollo-Ridge softball in 1st round
After hanging with heavily-favored Mohawk in the rain through two and a half innings Monday before the game was postponed, things snowballed quickly on Apollo-Ridge

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No. 12 New Castle takes advantage of big inning to upset No. 5 Freeport
May 15, 2018
When Freeport baseball coach Ed Carr was scouting New Castle, the Red Hurricanes' hitting ability stood out. What New Castle showcased on film translated to

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Kiski Valley rugby advances to PA Club semifinals
May 13, 2018
Before the Kiski Valley players took the field for Sunday's playoff match, they went into the stands and handed their moms a carnation as a

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May 11, 2018
Kiski Valley backs captain Andrew Bigler is someone who likes to look forward, but it's not easy for him to forget how last season ended.

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Norwin volleyball in hunt for section title
May 4, 2018
Norwin boys volleyball coach Nick Fallone said his players have started calling themselves andquot;the comeback kids,andquot; because of their knack of rallying to win sets

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Plum girls lacrosse gaining confidence during playoff push
April 27, 2018
Plum girls lacrosse is in a similar position to its inaugural WPIAL season a year ago, hovering around the fourth and final postseason spot in

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Plum volleyball going through growing pains
Plum held its annual boys volleyball tournament April 21, and the Mustangs didn't advance to the playoff round, but they got a good look at

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Kiski Area’s Andree pitches perfect game in win over Gateway
Kiski Area junior Megan Andree threw a perfect game Friday against Gateway, but she didn't even know it until she was in the handshake line

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Fox Chapel tennis again hunting WPIAL title
April 24, 2018
If there's a pressure situation this week for the Fox Chapel boys tennis team in its quest for a third consecutive WPIAL title, it can

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Franklin Regional freshman wins gymnastics title
April 20, 2018
With a large crowd ready to watch her perform, Reyna Vance felt nervous before her biggest gymnastics event of the year, the Region 7 finals.

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Plum baseball aims to live up to standard
Through the early part of the season, veteran Plum baseball coach Carl Vollmer admitted his team has fallen short of the standard the program sets

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Freeport baseball rallies past Knoch for Section 1-4A victory
April 18, 2018
Freeport first baseman Matt Charlton used the word andquot;resilientandquot; multiple times to describe his team following a five-run outburst in the seventh inning that led

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Pine-Richland, Seneca Valley, SSA players selected in OHL draft
April 16, 2018
Dane Dowiak and Aidan Campbell have become pretty good friends from playing together in the Pittsburgh Penguins Elite youth hockey program, and a week ago

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Freeport girls lacrosse gaining experience with young roster
April 13, 2018
With only a handful of girls sporting any experience returning and a large crop of freshmen and sophomores who are learning on the fly, Freeport

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Freeport boys lacrosse aims to build on success
April 12, 2018
Freeport senior Braith Kiser knew the Yellowjackets possessed the talent and tactical awareness to compete with the top boys lacrosse teams in the WPIAL, but

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Freeport spreads out game balls after Section 1 win over Deer Lakes
April 11, 2018
Following every victory, Freeport baseball coach Ed Carr takes out a sharpie and jots down a player's name and a key contribution on a baseball

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Latrobe’s Schimizzi, Rossi could cross paths in NAHL
April 9, 2018
J.T. Schimizzi has never been to Alaska, and he can't wait to move there next fall. Blake Rossi feels the same way about his upcoming

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Plum girls lacrosse growing under new coach
April 6, 2018
Kayla Platt is nine years removed from being a two-time All-WPIAL lacrosse player at Franklin Regional, but she brings plenty of coaching experience entering her

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Penn-Trafford boys lacrosse rebuilds — again
April 2, 2018
Penn-Trafford boys lacrosse graduated 10 players from last season's team and has had 25 graduates in the last two years, so new players will move

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Skill development bolsters Kiski Valley boys rugby roster
March 28, 2018
When Kiski Valley boys rugby won the 2016 state championship, coach Seth Erwin said the team relied more on athletic ability than rugby knowledge. The

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Gateway baseball has lots of practice winning
March 26, 2018
Gateway baseball brings back an experienced lineup this spring, and there's a feeling around the team that a special season could be on the horizon.

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Moon capitalizes on Burrell mistakes in 3rd period to claim 1st PIHL Division II title
March 19, 2018
Burrell felt pretty good about being tied with top-seeded Moon after two periods of the PIHL Division II championship, but coach Max Rickard was concerned

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Burrell hockey goes from dormant to Division II finalist in 2 years
March 18, 2018
For a program that was dormant only two years ago, Burrell's rise to the PIHL Division II finals has been quick, but it's not surprising

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Leechburg softball team taking aim at WPIAL championship
Leechburg softball practice was forced indoors for most of last week because of poor weather conditions, and though the team would have preferred to be

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Leechburg baseball team still settling in
March 17, 2018
Bob Oberdorf finds himself back in a familiar role as Leechburg's baseball coach after a three-year absence from the dugout, having coached the program for

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A-K Valley PIAA boys basketball playoffs preview capsule: Highlands vs. Mars
March 15, 2018
Friday's game Boys Class 5A quarterfinals Highlands (20-5) vs. Mars (23-4) 7:30 p.m. at Gateway Winner plays: Milton Hershey (25-3)/Archbishop Carroll (20-7) Coaches: Tyler Stoczynski,

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Freeport softball ready to take next step
March 14, 2018
With five seniors and eight starters returning from a team that belted 30 homers and 40 doubles on its way to a second consecutive appearance

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Freeport hitters focused on quality at-bats
One of the first things Ed Carr did when he took over the Freeport baseball program last year was hand out a pamphlet detailing the

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Shade sends Vincentian Academy boys basketball packing
Just when it looked like Vincentian Academy was going to steal a victory in the final minute, Vincent Fyock made sure Shade would make the

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A-K Valley basketball playoffs preview capsule: Highlands vs. Carrick
March 12, 2018
Boys Class 5A Second round Highlands (19-5) vs. Carrick (20-5) 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Gateway Winner plays: Mars (22-4)/Trinity (21-5) Coaches: Tyler Stoczynski, Highlands; Walt

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Monday’s Alle-Kiski Valley PIHL playoff capsule
March 11, 2018
Division II Semifinals No. 3 Burrell (14-5) vs. No. 2 Ringgold (15-4) 9:15 p.m. Monday at RMU Island Sports Center Winner plays: No. 1 Moon

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Burrell softball motivated by close loss to eventual WPIAL champion
When practice started a week ago, one of the first topics of discussion for Burrell softball coach Brian Eshbaugh and pitcher Brittany Dunn was last

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Burrell baseball looks to continue consistency
Burrell baseball has been a model of consistency under Mark Spohn, making the playoffs in 18 of his 19 years at the helm. And while

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Beaver girls eliminate Belle Vernon at PIAAs
March 10, 2018
Beaver girls basketball coach Greg Huston said his team held a mini-eulogy at practice Monday to bring closure to the Bobcats' heartbreaking buzzer-beater loss to

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A-K Valley basketball playoff capsules for games Saturday, March 10, 2018
March 9, 2018
Boys Class 6A First round Fox Chapel (17-6) vs. Penn Hills (23-3) 4:30 p.m. Saturday at North Hills Winner plays: Allderdice (24-2)/Mt. Lebanon (20-4) Coaches:

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Top-seeded Armstrong capitalizes on turnovers, tops Franklin Regional in Class AA playoffs
March 8, 2018
Armstrong was the highest scoring team in PIHL Class AA during the regular season, and the River Hawks continued their goal scoring assault in the

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A-K Valley PIAA basketball playoff capsules for Friday’s games
Friday's games Boys Class 5A first round Highlands (18-5) vs. Franklin Regional (20-5) 6 p.m. at Fox Chapel Winner plays: Hollidaysburg (16-7)/Carrick (19-5) Coaches: Tyler

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Fox Chapel hockey knocked out of playoffs by Sewickley Academy
March 6, 2018
Fox Chapel had its puck-control game working for stretches Monday night, and that has been its recipe for success all season. But the Foxes also

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A-K Valley PIHL playoff preview capsules for Tuesday’s games
March 5, 2018
Tuesday's games First round Class AAA No. 8 Plum (7-11) vs. No. 1 Peters Township (14-4) 7 p.m. Tuesday at Printscape Arena in Canonsburg On

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A-K Valley PIHL playoff preview capsules
March 4, 2018
Monday's games First round Class A No. 9 Fox Chapel (11-7-1-1) vs. No. 8 Sewickley Academy (13-7) 8:30 p.m. Monday at RMU Island Sports Center

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Burrell among A-K Valley hockey teams facing tough 1st-round tests
March 3, 2018
Burrell had already clinched third place in the PIHL Division II standings, and Kennedy Catholic was locked in at No. 6, so when the two

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Gateway girls win 1st WPIAL championship
Jordan Edwards said she just had to believe the ball was going to go in. On a day when neither team was putting too many

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WPIAL Class 5A girls final preview: Section rival Oakland Catholic, Gateway set for rubber match
March 1, 2018
It may be a surprise to those on the outside to see a No. 7 and No. 8 seed meeting for the WPIAL Class 5A

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Belle Vernon boys set to take on No. 2 New Castle in semifinals
February 27, 2018
Boys Class 4A Semifinals No. 2 New Castle (19-4) vs. No. 3 Belle Vernon (18-5) 6 p.m. Wednesday at Moon On the air: Tribhssn.triblive.com. Winner

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Shaler edges Penn-Trafford to earn spot in PIHL Penguins Cup playoffs
February 26, 2018
Desperately seeking a tying goal late in the third period, Penn-Trafford threw everything it had at Shaler, keeping the puck in the zone for more

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District 6 boys basketball playoff preview capsule for Monday’s game
February 25, 2018
Boys District 6 Class 3A Semifinals No. 2 Ligonier Valley (19-5) vs. No. 6 Mt. Union (14-9) 7 p.m. Monday at Hollidaysburg Winner plays: Winner

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Pine-Richland too much for Fox Chapel in 4th quarter
February 24, 2018
There's never a good time for a bad shooting day, but with the way Fox Chapel played defense and rebounded against a bigger Pine-Richland team

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Quigley Catholic girls oust St. Joseph in quarterfinals
February 23, 2018
When Alex Jones' 3-point attempt swished as time expired in the third quarter to give St. Joseph a one-point lead, it capped a frame in

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Déjà vu: South Fayette hands Freeport another 3-point playoff loss
February 21, 2018
Freeport played the same opponent, on the same court, with the same 8 p.m. start time it did to begin last year's playoffs. And for

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Moore’s late surge guide Shady Side Academy past Avonworth
February 19, 2018
Skyy Moore spent most of Monday night dealing with foul trouble, but he didn't dwell on the frustration of the situation. He patiently waited for

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District 6 playoff preview capsule: Ligonier Valley boys to host Penns Valley
Wednesday's game Boys District 6 first round Class 3A No. 2 Ligonier Valley (17-4) vs. N o. 7 Penns Valley (10- 11) 7 p.m. at

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Burrell’s Taylor Johnson caps gymnastics career with WPIAL all-around gold
February 17, 2018
Burrell senior Taylor Johnson committed to run track at Washington andamp; Jefferson a couple of weeks ago, but before turning her focus to running, she

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Butler girls claim 1st WPIBL championship
February 15, 2018
With an opportunity to close out the WPIBL team championship, Butler senior Mercedes Belch thought about the advice given to her from mentors in the

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A-K Valley basketball playoffs preview capsules for Friday’s games
Friday's games Boys WPIAL Class 3A First round No. 5 Burrell (10-12) vs. No. 12 Riverside (12-9) 8 p.m. at Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic On

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Burrell gymnasts set sights on WPIAL championships
With only three girls on the team, Burrell gymnastics is small in numbers, but it produced big results last year at the WPIAL individual championships

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Norwin girls basketball just keeps improving
February 5, 2018
Norwin girls basketball coach Brian Brozeski laid out how he wants his team to get better from practice to practice and from game to game

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Inexperienced Plum boys basketball finds its way
Making adjustments is something coaches universally agree is part of their job, whether it's in-game strategy or learning about players on the team and changing

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All-star Hegedus has Norwin hockey chasing playoffs
January 29, 2018
Norwin senior Bryce Hegedus had mixed emotions when he learned he was selected to play in the PIHL Class A all-star game. Hegedus, Norwin's captain,

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Indiana boys chasing 5th straight section championship
As a freshman in 2015, Carlos Carter was excited to get on the Petersen Events Center floor with his Indiana teammates in the WPIAL boys

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Fox Chapel hockey continues remarkable turnaround after winless season
January 28, 2018
Fox Chapel is one of the hottest teams in PIHL Class A, with a 4-0-1 record in its last five games putting the Foxes in

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Fox Chapel hockey continues winning ways by toppling Freeport
January 23, 2018
With a much-needed two points up for grabs, a Fox Chapel hockey team with playoff aspirations wasted little time establishing control. The Foxes scored seven

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Plum girls basketball builds from ground up
January 22, 2018
In his time coaching in District 3 and in Maryland, first-year Plum girls basketball coach Steve Elsier built programs from scratch. In his experience, he

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Pivarnik adds scoring punch for Norwin hockey
January 15, 2018
When his season ended with the Esmark Stars club hockey team last year, Mason Pivarnik decided to take a break from the travel circuit and

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Four Penn-Trafford wrestlers place at WCCA tournament
January 8, 2018
With an abnormally low turnout of only eight wrestlers, Penn-Trafford most likely won't be competing for a team title this year because the amount of

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Plum hockey works through growing pains
January 7, 2018
The landscape of high school hockey can change quickly, and Plum has seen a pretty big shift. After winning the PIHL Class AA Penguins Cup

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Norwin hockey relishes long-awaited turnaround
December 18, 2017
The enjoyment Bryce Hegedus gets celebrating a victory during Norwin hockey's recent run is a feeling he is not taking for granted considering what the

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Burrell’s Stewart, Kiski Area’s LaPiana lead way in PIHL scoring race
December 17, 2017
When Austin LaPiana and Tyler Stewart were in elementary school, they played on the same dek hockey team in North Hills. Neither can recall much

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St. Joseph girls basketball team no longer an underdog
December 3, 2017
Chloe Kurpakus considered St. Joseph an underdog last season, mainly because she and her teammates had not reached the heights they achieved before a run

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St. Joseph boys basketball ready for run and gun
St. Joseph boys basketball coach Kelly Robinson is content to go through an entire game without running an offensive set. That may sound strange, but

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Leechburg boys basketball returns plenty for Corey Smith’s 2nd season
November 29, 2017
Corey Smith spent last season putting his stamp on the Leechburg boys basketball program, and as the team grew together it ended on a late-season

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Seniors have guided Leechburg girls basketball program through steady rise
There haven't been many days in the last eight years when Cameron Davies, Brittany Robilio, Mikayla Lovelace, Makenzie Fello, Daesha Knight and Hannah Berry weren't

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Fox Chapel girls hope to bounce back from trying season
November 25, 2017
Claudia Guererri appreciates the work rate she has seen from her teammates at Fox Chapel girls basketball preseason practices. It's not hard for the Foxes

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Veteran backcourt returns to lead Fox Chapel boys
Fox Chapel basketball coach Zach Skrinjar considered last year's regular season to be one of the more complete of his nine seasons with the team,

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Steel Valley edges Riverside in overtime to return to WPIAL Class 2A title game
November 17, 2017
Steel Valley coach Rod Steele is a man of faith and when he went to church Friday he swears God told him the Ironmen's game

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November 15, 2017
In the early part of Burrell hockey's season, one thing is becoming clear: The Bucs can put the puck in the net. At times this

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Shady Side Academy shuts out rival GCC to reach PIAA title game
November 14, 2017
Melissa Riggins scored the icebreaker for Shady Side Academy on a frigid night, and Krystyna Rytel provided the insurance. And for the second consecutive season,

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Plum players gain experience during fall baseball season
November 6, 2017
Plum was a win short of defending its Western Pennsylvania Fall Baseball League title, losing 3-2 to Central Catholic in the championship. But outside of

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Plum volleyball turns focus to future
When the season began, Plum girls volleyball had several goals set, including improving its standing within Section 4-AAAA and making a return trip to the

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Freeport girls ready to rebound in PIAA tournament
Freeport girls volleyball coach Tom Phillips has been on the losing side in the WPIAL finals before, so while Saturday's 3-2 loss to Beaver in

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North Allegheny sweeps Armstrong for 5th WPIAL girls volleyball crown
November 4, 2017
From the first week of the season through Saturday's Class AAAA girls volleyball finals, North Allegheny was atop the Western Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association rankings,

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Knoch tops Montour for 1st WPIAL girls volleyball championship
Dianne Geist has been coaching the Knoch girls volleyball program for 31 years, and after a long road she and her Knights reached the pinnacle

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Beaver defeats Freeport in 5 sets to capture 1st WPIAL volleyball title
Macy McElhaney rose up at the net, blocked a kill attempt and the ball fell to the other side of the court and with it

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Bishop Canevin claims WPIAL Class A volleyball title
Last year, the players on the Bishop Canevin girls volleyball team stood in a line, some with tears in their eyes, watching Greensburg Central Catholic

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Pine-Richland trounces Norwin in 1st round
November 3, 2017
Last season, Pine-Richland quarterback Phil Jurkovec missed the postseason with a thumb injury and Kenny White played for West Allegheny. Both of them were on

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Freeport setter Courtney Grubbs uses ‘sixth sense’ to set up her hitters
November 1, 2017
Freeport setter Courtney Grubbs is a fan of the animated movie andquot;Finding Dory,andquot; and after watching the beluga whales in the film use echolocation to

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Freeport sweeps Deer Lakes to roll into WPIAL volleyball semifinals
October 31, 2017
Freeport wasted little time showing why it's the top seed in WPIAL Class AA and the top-ranked girls volleyball team in the state. The Yellowjackets

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Deer Lakes volleyball faces tough, familiar foe in top-ranked Freeport
October 30, 2017
In its two regular-season matches against section rival Freeport, Deer Lakes saw an opponent that made few mistakes. As the No. 8 Lancers prepare to

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Armstrong spoils final game at Kiski Area’s Davis Field
October 28, 2017
In a span of 20 seconds late in the third quarter, Armstrong spoiled Kiski Area's final game at Davis Field. The Riverhawks forced a fumble

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Beaver scores in double OT to oust Deer Lakes in quarterfinals
October 25, 2017
There were some close calls for Deer Lakes in regulation, but each time it looked like the Lancers were in position to score a goal

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Cooper’s Lake’s hilly terrain doesn’t faze Riverview runners
October 24, 2017
The steep hill that marks the beginning of the Cooper's Lake cross country course in Slippery Rock may not seem as daunting this year to

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Plum soccer teams compete in WPIAL playoffs
October 23, 2017
In the regular season, Plum boys soccer went 4-0 in overtime and a couple of days before Saturday's Class AAAA first-round playoff match with Upper

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Two-time defending champion Freeport gets top seed for WPIAL Class AA volleyball playoffs
Freeport will start its quest for a third consecutive girls volleyball title as the top seed in WPIAL Class AA. Fresh off their 13th consecutive

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Switch to 3 classes gives Penn-Trafford field hockey another shot at postseason
October 22, 2017
Penn-Trafford field hockey coach Cindy Dutt can sense excitement radiating from her team. It comes from being in the postseason again as the Warriors prepare

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Westmoreland WPIAL girls soccer playoff capsules
Class AAAA First round No. 2 Penn-Trafford (13-3-1) vs. No. 15 Penn Hills (6-10) 8 p.m. Monday at Penn-Trafford Winner plays: No. 7 Fox Chapel

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Riverside scores five after halftime to oust Freeport
October 21, 2017
With the score tied at halftime, Freeport was in position to score an elusive playoff victory, but for the second consecutive year, the final 40

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Interception return for TD turns tide in Valley’s win over Apollo-Ridge
Darius Johnson joked his legs hurt after running 100 yards on an interception return for a touchdown in the second quarter, but the soreness from

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Plum volleyball preps for WPIAL postseason
October 16, 2017
Kelsey Bonk still is getting accustomed to not having her fraternal twin sister, Carly, with her on the Plum volleyball bench. Carly started the year

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All-around effort lifts Deer Lakes past Laurel for first win of season
October 14, 2017
Deer Lakes traveled to Lawrence County on Friday night in search of its first victory of the season, and thanks to a complete effort on

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Kiski Area’s Shreffler takes aim at WCCA title
October 11, 2017
Kierra Shreffler has her sights set on achieving two major goals at Thursday's Westmoreland County Coaches Association cross country meet at Westmoreland County Community College:

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No. 2 Mars maintains shutout streak with win over Franklin Regional
October 9, 2017
Franklin Regional's girls soccer team had aspirations of ending Mars' season-long shutout streak against section opponents Monday, but the Panthers became the latest team to

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Penn-Trafford girls soccer aiming for section title, bracing for rematch with Norwin
Penn-Trafford girls soccer has put itself in an enviable spot atop the Section 4-AAAA standings entering the stretch run. The Warriors have done it by

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Do-it-all QB Robert Kennedy propels undefeated Jeannette past Springdale
October 6, 2017
In its first home game since the passing of legendary coach Chuck Wagner, Springdale was able to andquot;hang in there toughandquot; with the top-ranked Class

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Sewickley Academy shuts out GCC in WPIAL semifinals
October 2, 2017
Greensburg Central Catholic girls tennis coach Tony Splendore didn't fault his team's effort in Monday's Class AA semifinal against Sewickley Academy. Splendore thought his girls

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Deer Lakes hockey makes return to PIHL varsity
September 30, 2017
Three seasons ago, Deer Lakes was a goal away from playing for a Penguins Cup championship, but it lost a hard-fought semifinal game to Mars

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Porter guides Armstrong past Plum in Big East battle
Dawson Porter already caused havoc for Plum in the second quarter by throwing for two touchdowns and rushing for another, but on the final play

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Norwin hockey aims to improve this season
September 25, 2017
Entering his second season as the Norwin hockey coach, Dennis Tokarski is seeking improvement and that goes beyond increasing the total in the win column.

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Franklin Regional hockey embracing challenge of moving up to Class AA
September 24, 2017
With Franklin Regional winning back-to-back Class A Penguins Cup titles the last two seasons, coach Brian Kurtz knew a change in classification was on the

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Confident Leechburg volleyball team intent on ending three-year playoff drought
September 23, 2017
The same word was said loudly and confidently by Daesha Knight, Mikayla Lovelace, Makenzie Fello, Morgan Pierce, Brittany Robilio and Cam Davies when describing the

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Mars’ Sheehy intercepts four passes in victory over Highlands
September 22, 2017
Highlands came into Mars Athletic Complex with a passing attack that had given most of its opponents fits in the early part of the season,

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Austin Kreutzberger takes on leadership role for Penn-Trafford boys
September 17, 2017
As a junior last year, Austin Kreutzberger formed a dynamic duo in the Penn-Trafford midfield with Trevor Momeyer helping the Warriors win their third consecutive

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Aliquippa routs Freeport behind passing game
September 15, 2017
Aliquippa's vaunted defense and running game were there as usual Friday night, but the Quips added another element to the mix: the pass. Freeport felt

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Fox Chapel coach O’Keeffe brings new style to girls volleyball team
September 14, 2017
Phil O'Keeffe learns something new at every Fox Chapel girls volleyball practice or when he sits on the bench for a match. That may sound

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New faces dot lineup for Penn-Trafford field hockey
September 11, 2017
Penn-Trafford field hockey coach Cindy Dutt has something she hasn't had in a number of years: a young team. Coming off a season when the

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Franklin Regional defense stands tall to hold off Kiski Area
September 8, 2017
Franklin Regional lineman Bryce Lauer ran all by himself unaware a whistle had blown the play dead well behind him and after a 99-yard jaunt

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Franklin Regional tennis aims to contend for Section 1 title
September 4, 2017
The Franklin Regional girls tennis team lost nine graduates from last year's team, but it's familiar territory for coach Howard Fisher to have to replace

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Underclassmen set to step into key roles for Franklin Regional girls volleyball
Franklin Regional girls volleyball coach Mike Feorene isn't ready to forecast where his team will end up this season, but one thing he is certain

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Freeport returns experienced group to chase third consecutive WPIAL girls volleyball title
September 2, 2017
The Freeport girls volleyball team started a Twitter account in November, showing pictures of Yellowjackets teams from middle school through varsity at various tournaments. Most

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Valley boys chasing 1st playoff berth since ’12
August 31, 2017
Jared Buzzell and Dom Bayne were pretty direct when stating this season's goal for the Valley boys soccer team. andquot;I just want to make playoffs,andquot;

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Late Canon-McMillan TD spoils Albert’s coaching debut at Kiski Area
August 25, 2017
At times, there were some mistakes that led to missed chances for the Kiski Area offense. Flashes of what could be a potent attack combined

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Early playoff exit motivates Fox Chapel boys
August 23, 2017
The Fox Chapel boys soccer team doesn't have to look too far into its past to find motivation. The Foxes' source stems from the disappointment

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Talent returns for Fox Chapel girls soccer
The last two seasons, Fox Chapel girls soccer enjoyed a run of success it hadn't seen in over a decade, advancing to the WPIAL semifinals

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Southmoreland’s Datz develops into leader, recruiter
August 21, 2017
Jaden Datz is going to be counted on by Southmoreland this fall to make plays on the field as an experienced quarterback, but his summer

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August 16, 2017
Freeport and Deer Lakes are separated by only 12 miles, but they've been in different sections for golf the last few years. The split allowed

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Waiting game over for Deer Lakes’ Bender
August 13, 2017
Ethan Bender sat behind a pair of quarterbacks the last two years at Deer Lakes and picked up as much knowledge as he could. As

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