Author: Jerin Steele


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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Veteran backcourt returns to lead Fox Chapel boys
November 25, 2017
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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Fox Chapel girls hope to bounce back from trying season
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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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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