Author: Michael Love


Belle Vernon boys basketball survives Ambridge’s rally at WPIALs
February 24, 2018
Belle Vernon made sure there wouldn't be another second-half playoff victory rally for Ambridge. The Bridgers, the No. 6 seed in the WPIAL Class 4A

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Apollo-Ridge girls lose to Neshannock, still have shot at PIAAs
Apollo-Ridge has a new rooting interest. After Saturday's 50-22 loss to No. 3 Neshannock in the WPIAL girls 3A quarterfinals at West Allegheny, the Vikings

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Countdown to WPIALs: Mt. Pleasant’s Heather Gardner has golden expectations
Tribune-Review sports reporter Michael Love and the TribLive High School Sports Network will be profiling 10 swimmers to watch leading up to the 2018 WPIAL

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Highlands boys watch big fourth-quarter lead fade before holding off West A
February 23, 2018
With his team holding a 21-point lead at the midpoint of the third quarter of its WPIAL Class 5A quarterfinal Friday against West Allegheny, Highlands

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Countdown to WPIALs: Penn Hills’ Kimani Gregory eyes continued success
Tribune-Review sports reporter Michael Love and the TribLive High School Sports Network are profiling 10 swimmers to watch leading up to the 2018 WPIAL championship

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Fox Chapel’s Cagley among favorites to claim WPIAL diving gold
February 22, 2018
When the Fox Chapel and Franklin Regional swimming and diving teams met for section competition Feb. 8, spectators were treated to a mini WPIAL preview.

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Countdown to WPIALs: Mt. Lebanon’s Trinity Ward eyes longstanding WPIAL record
Tribune-Review sports reporter Michael Love and the TribLive High School Sports Network will be profiling 10 swimmers to watch leading up to the 2018 WPIAL

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Apollo-Ridge upends Charleroi in girls Class 3A playoffs
February 21, 2018
Apollo-Ridge got knocked down early in the fourth quarter of Wednesday's WPIAL Class 3A first-round girls basketball game against Charleroi at Peters Township. The Vikings

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Countdown to WPIALs: Mars’ Andrew Pierre excels in distance freestyle events
Tribune-Review sports reporter Michael Love and the TribLive High School Sports Network will be profiling 10 swimmers to watch leading up to the 2018 WPIAL

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Zolnierczyk’s free throws seal Springdale’s 1st playoff win since ’08
February 20, 2018
An eight-point halftime lead for the Springdale boys basketball team had evaporated into a back-and-forth one-possession battle with California in a WPIAL Class 2A first-round

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Countdown to WPIALs: Indiana’s Payton Rayko in select company in Class AA
Tribune-Review sports reporter Michael Love and the TribLive High School Sports Network will be profiling 10 swimmers to watch leading up to the 2018 WPIAL

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Kiski Area hockey clinches playoffs by eliminating Deer Lakes
February 19, 2018
The Penguins Cup playoff fates of the Deer Lakes and Kiski Area hockey teams came down to Monday's head-to-head Class A matchup at Frozen Pond

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Gildea to join former Plum athletes on Slippery Rock football team
Jackson Gildea began his high school athletic career at Plum as a goalkeeper on the boys soccer team. He added kicking for football his sophomore

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Countdown to WPIALs: North Allegheny’s Mason Gonzalez has 4 titles to defend
Tribune-Review sports reporter Michael Love and the TribLive High School Sports Network will be profiling 10 swimmers to watch leading up to the 2018 WPIAL

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Gateway wrestlers prepare for section tournament
February 18, 2018
The Gateway wrestling team has put aside all of the invitationals and dual matches and is focusing on its postseason journey that begins Saturday with

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Countdown to WPIALs: Gateway’s Olivia Livingston aims to defend record-setting freestyle titles
Tribune-Review sports reporter Michael Love and the TribLive High School Sports Network will be profiling 10 swimmers to watch leading up to the 2018 WPIAL

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Shaun Gates earns WPIAL title at 160, leads Burrell contingent into wrestling regionals
February 17, 2018
Burrell senior Shaun Gates finished third at 152 pounds at last year's WPIAL Class AA championships. His focus Saturday at Canon-McMillian was on loftier goals.

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Riverview wrestler Tamburro makes program history, reaches WPIAL final
Riverview senior Christian Tamburro has an opportunity to accomplish something that hasn't happened in the Raiders wrestling program in 30 years. Tamburro won his first

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WPIAL AA wrestling championships resume at Canon-McMillan
WPIAL wrestling titles will be decided Saturday at the AA individual tournament at Canon-McMillan High School. Twelve wrestlers in each weight class, the top four

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Burrell wrestling sends all-time-high 13 to WPIAL individuals
February 16, 2018
The Burrell wrestling team got back in the practice room Monday after last weekend's PIAA Class AA team tournament in Hershey. The focus was on

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Charity outdoor hockey game between Bethel Park, Peters Township set
PIHL Class AAA rivals Bethel Park and Peters Township already have played two league games this season. On Tuesday, however, the Black Hawks and Indians

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A-K Valley girls teams leaning on playoff experience
February 15, 2018
The St. Joseph, Leechburg and Freeport girls basketball teams made positive impressions during last year's WPIAL playoffs and punched tickets to the PIAA tournament. All

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WPIBL turning focus to singles championships
The Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Bowling League team championships took center stage this week at Wildlife Lanes in Lower Burrell and Family Bowl-Away in Butler. But

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Freeport girls draw familiar opponent in WPIAL’s 1st round
February 13, 2018
The Freeport girls basketball team is experiencing some WPIAL playoff déjà vu. For the second year in a row, the Yellowjackets will face Elizabeth Forward

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A-K Valley girls teams hoping for long postseason runs
February 12, 2018
The Leechburg girls basketball team missed the WPIAL playoffs in 2015, but that year, a group of freshmen began to form what would be the

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