Basketball

Thompson resigns as Springdale boys basketball coach
May 18, 2018
Seth Thompson never anticipated becoming a basketball coach for life. And after spending more than a decade doing it, he decided it was time to

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Canevin promotes Palmosino to boys basketball coach
May 17, 2018
Bishop Canevin's new boys basketball coach is already very familiar with the program. Assistant coach and former Canevin athlete Gino Palmosino was promoted to head

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Joe Salvino leaves Monessen to become new Belle Vernon basketball coach
May 15, 2018
At first he wasn't sure, then he changed his mind. Now the face of Monessen boys basketball has a new home. By a unanimous vote

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Westmoreland high school notebook: Latrobe’s Fenton lands Division I offer
May 10, 2018
Latrobe junior basketball standout Reed Fenton hopes his first offer to play Division I college basketball triggers a bunch more of them. For now, he

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Freeport hires Wayne Greiser as boys basketball coach
Freeport held an open-gym boys basketball workout Thursday, part of normal offseason training. But the session gave the Yellowjackets' new coach a chance to work

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Yough hires Jim Nesser as boys basketball coach
May 8, 2018
Who said you can't go back home Yough hired Jim Nesser, who first started coaching in 1988 at the school, as its boys basketball coach.

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Monessen hires Janine Vertacnik as girls basketball coach
Monessen on Tuesday night hired former Jeannette coach Janine Vertacnik as its girls head basketball coach. Vertacnik coached Jeannette from 2006-10 and led the program

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Alvis Rogers set to lead Gateway boys basketball
May 5, 2018
Alvis Rogers was quick to put his name in the hat to become the new varsity boys basketball head coach at Gateway. He wanted to

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Butler’s Ethan Morton invited to USA Basketball training camp
May 4, 2018
Rather than Butler's blue and gold, Ethan Morton could wear some red, white and blue this summer. The sophomore basketball star was among 24 high

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Esposito returns as Derry boys basketball head coach
May 3, 2018
Derry hired a boys basketball coach Thursday to replace Damon Rause, who stepped down after eight seasons. The new coach will be a familiar name

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19 from WPIAL, City League earn all-state boys basketball honors
May 1, 2018
Add another award to Robby Carmody's resume. The Mars senior and Notre Dame recruit was named Pennsylvania's Class 5A Player of the Year in a

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Alvis Rogers ready to take over Gateway boys basketball program
April 29, 2018
It was well known Alvis Rogers likely was going to be named the new coach of the Gateway boys basketball program before Thursday's school board

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Vertacnik resigns as Jeannette girls basketball coach
April 27, 2018
Janine Vertacnik resigned as girls basketball coach at Jeannette to pursue other coaching opportunities. Vertacnik had two stints at Jeannette, the first from 2006-10 when

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Ligonier Valley boys basketball coach Hepner resigns
April 25, 2018
Ligonier Valley athletic director Corey Turcheck said Wednesday that boys basketball coach Todd Hepner resigned after going 73-45 in five seasons. Turcheck said the school

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24 WPIAL players, 2 coaches earn all-state girls basketball honors
April 24, 2018
Mars basketball teammates Lauren Wasylson and Tai Johnson, who won a state title together, have reason to celebrate with coach Dana Petruska one more time.

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Roundball Classic roundup: New Castle’s Hooker goes out in style
April 21, 2018
New Castle's Marcus Hooker stepped on the basketball court one final time and led the Class 4A all-stars to a 106-91 victory over the Class

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New Baldwin basketball coach Wilson: Win now
Eugene Wilson received an early birthday present. Wilson, who will turn 40 on May 3, recently was hired as coach of the Baldwin boys basketball

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Roundball Classic roundup: Latrobe’s Dudzenski leads East team to convincing victory
April 20, 2018
Latrobe's Marcus Dudzenski had never played in an all-star game before Friday night. But the 6-foot-6 senior made the most of it by leading the

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Wilson, DeGregorio tabbed to coach Baldwin basketball teams
Four coaches were hired April 11 in the Baldwin High School athletic program. Two are new to the Baldwin-Whitehall area, and two have longtime links

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Amani Johnson, Lauren Wasylson earn All-Pennsylvania honors from USA Today
April 17, 2018
East Allegheny's Amani Johnson and Mars' Lauren Wasylson, two of the WPIAL's top girls basketball players, earned All-Pennsylvania honors from USA Today on Tuesday. Johnson,

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