Author: Andrew John


Chartiers Valley’s Megan McConnell fights for the ball with Penn Hills’ Ariana Dunson during semifinal WPIAL action Feb. 26 at Fox Chapel Area School.
Talented senior class helped guide Penn Hills girls basketball to PIAA tournament
March 21, 2019
After an early exit in the WPIAL playoffs last season, the Penn Hills girls basketball program had its sights on a championship run with a talented, veteran team.

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Members of the 2018-19 Penn Hills girls bowling team include, from left, coach Mark Diehm, Lucy Urbansky, Tayler Parco, Ashley Hepler, Makayla Delo, Autumn Blair, Audrey Grainy, Irlynn Richardson and coach Nancy Lindsay.
Penn Hills girls bowlers build off state tournament appearance
It’s been five years since the Penn Hills girls bowling team qualified for the state team championships.

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Norwin’s Olivia Gribble
Westmoreland athletes of the week: Belle Vernon’s Robert Spekis, Norwin’s Olivia Gribble
March 19, 2019
Robert Spekis

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Penn Hills’ Wes Kropp (3) pulls down a rebound during a WPIAL Class 5A quarterfinal game Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 at Fox Chapel.
Despite roster rebuild, Penn Hills boys make run to PIAA playoffs
March 15, 2019
Heading into the boys basketball season, Penn Hills was coming off the program’s first WPIAL championship since 2003 with a revamped roster.

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Norwin’s Jayla Wehner
Westmoreland athletes of the week: Latrobe’s Alex Walker, Norwin’s Jayla Wehner
March 12, 2019
Alex Walker

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Penn Hills senior Kimani Gregory competes in the boys 100 butterfly during the AAA WPIAL Swimming/Diving Championship on Feb. 28 at the University of Pittsburgh’s Trees Pool.
Penn Hills’ Gregory, freestyle relay prepare for PIAA championship meet
March 6, 2019
When it comes to the Penn Hills swim team, the main attraction is senior Kimani Gregory.

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Former West Virginia guard Drew Schifino
Former area basketball standouts sign on for Ballers Alumni tournament
Former Wilkinsburg standout Taz Williams has dreamed of setting up an annual alumni tournament that would showcase former basketball greats from the Pittsburgh area.

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Hempfield’s Mackenna Orie
Westmoreland athletes of the week: Norwin’s Ryan Weinzen, Hempfield’s Mackenna Orie
March 5, 2019
Ryan Weinzen

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Plum sends 5 bowlers to regional championships
March 2, 2019
Plum junior Ty Kirkpatrick has been the top bowler for the Mustangs this season. He didn’t deviate as he led all Plum bowlers at the WPIBL singles championship Feb. 27 at Wildlife Lanes in Burrell.

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Penn Hills freshman Pinnix shines on track
February 27, 2019
Penn Hills freshman Miniya Pinnix has set lofty expectations on the track with a strong indoor season.

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Penn Hills’ Adia Brisker scores past Oakland Catholic’s Sierra DeAngelo on Jan. 10 at Oakland Catholic.
Penn Hills basketball players earn all-section honors after trips to semifinals
Even though both the boys and girls basketball programs at Penn Hills had their WPIAL title dreams halted in the semifinal round, the Indians had numerous players receive personal accolades for their efforts during the regular season.

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Penn Hills runners (from left) Kiera Ward, Drew Hines, Eliza Brennan and Miniya Pinnix competed in the 1,600-meter run at the Tri-State Indoor Track Championships Feb. 16, 2019.
Pinnix leads Penn Hills indoor track into state event
February 21, 2019
Entering the season, Penn Hills indoor track and field coach Lee Zelkowitz didn’t know very much about freshman Miniya Pinnix. However, after a few practices and the first meet, Zelkowitz knew he had something special.

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Penn Hills bowlers use group effort to excel
The Penn Hills bowling team didn’t have a standout bowler this season. However, the Indians blended as a team and managed to get the best out of their talents.

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WPIAL basketball coverage by TribHSSN.
Elizabeth Forward girls fend off Knoch to advance
February 18, 2019
With less than two minutes remaining, No. 5 Elizabeth Forward led No. 12 Knoch by just two, and the Knights seemingly had momentum.

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Derry’s Ty Cymmerman won a WPIAL Class AA wrestling championship Feb. 16, 2019, at Canon-McMillan.
Westmoreland athletes of the week: Derry’s Ty Cymmerman, Southmoreland’s Bailey Kuhns
Ty Cymmerman

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Chartiers Valley’s Megan McConnell fights for the ball with Penn Hills’ Ariana Dunson during semifinal WPIAL action Feb. 26 at Fox Chapel Area School.
Talented senior class helped guide Penn Hills girls basketball to PIAA tournament
March 21, 2019
After an early exit in the WPIAL playoffs last season, the Penn Hills girls basketball program had its sights on a championship run with a talented, veteran team.

Read More...

Members of the 2018-19 Penn Hills girls bowling team include, from left, coach Mark Diehm, Lucy Urbansky, Tayler Parco, Ashley Hepler, Makayla Delo, Autumn Blair, Audrey Grainy, Irlynn Richardson and coach Nancy Lindsay.
Penn Hills girls bowlers build off state tournament appearance
It’s been five years since the Penn Hills girls bowling team qualified for the state team championships.

Read More...

Norwin’s Olivia Gribble
Westmoreland athletes of the week: Belle Vernon’s Robert Spekis, Norwin’s Olivia Gribble
March 19, 2019
Robert Spekis

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Penn Hills’ Wes Kropp (3) pulls down a rebound during a WPIAL Class 5A quarterfinal game Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 at Fox Chapel.
Despite roster rebuild, Penn Hills boys make run to PIAA playoffs
March 15, 2019
Heading into the boys basketball season, Penn Hills was coming off the program’s first WPIAL championship since 2003 with a revamped roster.

Read More...

Norwin’s Jayla Wehner
Westmoreland athletes of the week: Latrobe’s Alex Walker, Norwin’s Jayla Wehner
March 12, 2019
Alex Walker

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Penn Hills senior Kimani Gregory competes in the boys 100 butterfly during the AAA WPIAL Swimming/Diving Championship on Feb. 28 at the University of Pittsburgh’s Trees Pool.
Penn Hills’ Gregory, freestyle relay prepare for PIAA championship meet
March 6, 2019
When it comes to the Penn Hills swim team, the main attraction is senior Kimani Gregory.

Read More...

Former West Virginia guard Drew Schifino
Former area basketball standouts sign on for Ballers Alumni tournament
Former Wilkinsburg standout Taz Williams has dreamed of setting up an annual alumni tournament that would showcase former basketball greats from the Pittsburgh area.

Read More...

Hempfield’s Mackenna Orie
Westmoreland athletes of the week: Norwin’s Ryan Weinzen, Hempfield’s Mackenna Orie
March 5, 2019
Ryan Weinzen

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Plum sends 5 bowlers to regional championships
March 2, 2019
Plum junior Ty Kirkpatrick has been the top bowler for the Mustangs this season. He didn’t deviate as he led all Plum bowlers at the WPIBL singles championship Feb. 27 at Wildlife Lanes in Burrell.

Read More...

Penn Hills freshman Pinnix shines on track
February 27, 2019
Penn Hills freshman Miniya Pinnix has set lofty expectations on the track with a strong indoor season.

Read More...

Penn Hills’ Adia Brisker scores past Oakland Catholic’s Sierra DeAngelo on Jan. 10 at Oakland Catholic.
Penn Hills basketball players earn all-section honors after trips to semifinals
Even though both the boys and girls basketball programs at Penn Hills had their WPIAL title dreams halted in the semifinal round, the Indians had numerous players receive personal accolades for their efforts during the regular season.

Read More...

Penn Hills runners (from left) Kiera Ward, Drew Hines, Eliza Brennan and Miniya Pinnix competed in the 1,600-meter run at the Tri-State Indoor Track Championships Feb. 16, 2019.
Pinnix leads Penn Hills indoor track into state event
February 21, 2019
Entering the season, Penn Hills indoor track and field coach Lee Zelkowitz didn’t know very much about freshman Miniya Pinnix. However, after a few practices and the first meet, Zelkowitz knew he had something special.

Read More...

Penn Hills bowlers use group effort to excel
The Penn Hills bowling team didn’t have a standout bowler this season. However, the Indians blended as a team and managed to get the best out of their talents.

Read More...

WPIAL basketball coverage by TribHSSN.
Elizabeth Forward girls fend off Knoch to advance
February 18, 2019
With less than two minutes remaining, No. 5 Elizabeth Forward led No. 12 Knoch by just two, and the Knights seemingly had momentum.

Read More...

Derry’s Ty Cymmerman won a WPIAL Class AA wrestling championship Feb. 16, 2019, at Canon-McMillan.
Westmoreland athletes of the week: Derry’s Ty Cymmerman, Southmoreland’s Bailey Kuhns
Ty Cymmerman

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