Author: Ashley Chase


Clairton’s Donte Sanders runs against OLSH in a WPIAL Class A playoff game Friday, Oct. 30, 2020.
Clairton’s Dontae Sanders racks up 428 rushing yards in Class A win over OLSH
October 30, 2020
“Prime Time” was the nickname of NFL great Deion Sanders, but Clairton senior Dontae Sanders might need to repurpose the nickname, looking more like Barry Sanders in prime time in Clairton’s playoff win Friday night.

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South Allegheny’s Antonio Epps tries to break a tackle against South Park on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020.
Antonio Epps powers South Allegheny past South Park in Interstate Conference battle
October 16, 2020
South Allegheny needed a win to keep any hopes of a wild-card appearance in the WPIAL Class 3A playoffs alive, and that’s exactly what they got.

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Bishop Canevin’s Lauren Kirsch goes up for a layup during a WPIAL Class 1A matchup with Ellis School on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020.
Bishop Canevin girls hold off Ellis School charge, reach Class 2A title game
February 24, 2020
A 3-pointer in the waning seconds of the game wasn’t enough for The Ellis School to complete its comeback. The No. 2 Bishop Canevin Crusaders advanced to the WPIAL Class 2A girls basketball championship game with a 46-44 victory over the six-seeded Tigers on Monday night.

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Ambridge’s Jake Ernst defends Ringgold’s Demetrius Butler in a WPIAL Class 4A playoff game Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020.
Butler, Ringgold boys step up in playoff opener to top Ambridge
February 19, 2020
“May-be next year!”

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California’s Makayla Boda goes to the rim in front of Greensburg Central Catholic defender Teresa Kondas in a WPIAL Class A girls basketball playoff game Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020.
Cruse comes up big in clutch as California upsets Greensburg Central Catholic
February 18, 2020
Down five at halftime, the 12th-seeded California girls basketball team dialed up the intensity for a 36-35 victory over No. 5 Greensburg Central Catholic in the opening round of the WPIAL Class A playoffs Tuesday at Peters Township.

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Monessen’s Qitarah Hardison looks for an open teammate as Aquinas Academy’s Laura Richhammer defends in a WPIAL Class A playoff game Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2020.
Monessen holds Aquinas Academy scoreless in 1st quarter but loses
After a dominating start, the Monessen girls basketball team saw its opening-round game of the WPIAL Class A playoffs slip away Tuesday in a 34-30 defeat by Aquinas Academy at Peters Township.

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West Allegheny’s Kam Kruze defends McKeesport’s Kenneth Thompson in a Class 5A WPIAL playoff game Monday, Feb. 17, 2020.
West Allegheny, last team into WPIAL boys playoff field, shocks McKeesport
February 17, 2020
The WPIAL playoffs apparently don’t follow a last-in, first-out policy.

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Union limits Monessen boys, finds way into quarterfinals
February 15, 2020
The Union boys basketball team won a rock fight against Monessen, nabbing a 46-41 victory in the first round of the WPIAL Class A playoffs at North Hills Middle School on Saturday.

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Shane Swope tabbed to coach Monessen football
February 11, 2020
There’s a new man at the helm of the Monessen football program, looking to steer the ship in what he believes is the right direction.

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Baldwin girls grab playoff spot, eliminate Hempfield from contention
February 3, 2020
Coming off a devastating loss, with a playoff spot on the line, the Baldwin girls basketball team came ready to play.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Shane Stump celebrates with teammates after scoring against Blackhawk in a WPIAL Class 4A semifinal Friday, Nov. 8, 2019.
No. 1 Thomas Jefferson blanks Blackhawk, advances to 5th straight WPIAL title game
November 8, 2019
The ketchup tastes just as delicious each time around.

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Laurel beats California in matchup called at halftime because of lightning
September 13, 2019
A clash of unbeaten Class A teams failed to produce the exciting results fans wanted, mostly because after a 45-minute lightning delay, the game between Laurel and California ended at halftime.

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OLSH ralled from a 17-point deficit to beat Westinghouse on Saturday.
Defending WPIAL Class A champ OLSH rallies past City League’s Westinghouse
August 24, 2019
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart dealt the deciding blow in a game of momentum swings as the Chargers defense put a stop to Westinghouse’s shot at victory in the final minute to secure a 33-30 win in the Western Pa. Everyone Classic at the Wolvarena in Turtle Creek.

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Sewickley Academy’s Kendall Lightcap slides in front of Monessen’s Kendelle Weston during their WPIAL Class A playoff game May 14, 2019, at Peters Township.
Sewickley Academy softball edges Monessen in Class A opening round
May 14, 2019
A come-from-behind effort was not enough as Monessen softball ended its season with a 5-4 loss to Sewickley Academy in the first round of the WPIAL Class A playoffs Tuesday at Peters Township.

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Clairton’s Donte Sanders runs against OLSH in a WPIAL Class A playoff game Friday, Oct. 30, 2020.
Clairton’s Dontae Sanders racks up 428 rushing yards in Class A win over OLSH
October 30, 2020
“Prime Time” was the nickname of NFL great Deion Sanders, but Clairton senior Dontae Sanders might need to repurpose the nickname, looking more like Barry Sanders in prime time in Clairton’s playoff win Friday night.

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South Allegheny’s Antonio Epps tries to break a tackle against South Park on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020.
Antonio Epps powers South Allegheny past South Park in Interstate Conference battle
October 16, 2020
South Allegheny needed a win to keep any hopes of a wild-card appearance in the WPIAL Class 3A playoffs alive, and that’s exactly what they got.

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Bishop Canevin’s Lauren Kirsch goes up for a layup during a WPIAL Class 1A matchup with Ellis School on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020.
Bishop Canevin girls hold off Ellis School charge, reach Class 2A title game
February 24, 2020
A 3-pointer in the waning seconds of the game wasn’t enough for The Ellis School to complete its comeback. The No. 2 Bishop Canevin Crusaders advanced to the WPIAL Class 2A girls basketball championship game with a 46-44 victory over the six-seeded Tigers on Monday night.

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Ambridge’s Jake Ernst defends Ringgold’s Demetrius Butler in a WPIAL Class 4A playoff game Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020.
Butler, Ringgold boys step up in playoff opener to top Ambridge
February 19, 2020
“May-be next year!”

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California’s Makayla Boda goes to the rim in front of Greensburg Central Catholic defender Teresa Kondas in a WPIAL Class A girls basketball playoff game Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020.
Cruse comes up big in clutch as California upsets Greensburg Central Catholic
February 18, 2020
Down five at halftime, the 12th-seeded California girls basketball team dialed up the intensity for a 36-35 victory over No. 5 Greensburg Central Catholic in the opening round of the WPIAL Class A playoffs Tuesday at Peters Township.

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Monessen’s Qitarah Hardison looks for an open teammate as Aquinas Academy’s Laura Richhammer defends in a WPIAL Class A playoff game Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2020.
Monessen holds Aquinas Academy scoreless in 1st quarter but loses
After a dominating start, the Monessen girls basketball team saw its opening-round game of the WPIAL Class A playoffs slip away Tuesday in a 34-30 defeat by Aquinas Academy at Peters Township.

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West Allegheny’s Kam Kruze defends McKeesport’s Kenneth Thompson in a Class 5A WPIAL playoff game Monday, Feb. 17, 2020.
West Allegheny, last team into WPIAL boys playoff field, shocks McKeesport
February 17, 2020
The WPIAL playoffs apparently don’t follow a last-in, first-out policy.

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Union limits Monessen boys, finds way into quarterfinals
February 15, 2020
The Union boys basketball team won a rock fight against Monessen, nabbing a 46-41 victory in the first round of the WPIAL Class A playoffs at North Hills Middle School on Saturday.

Read More...

Shane Swope tabbed to coach Monessen football
February 11, 2020
There’s a new man at the helm of the Monessen football program, looking to steer the ship in what he believes is the right direction.

Read More...

Baldwin girls grab playoff spot, eliminate Hempfield from contention
February 3, 2020
Coming off a devastating loss, with a playoff spot on the line, the Baldwin girls basketball team came ready to play.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Shane Stump celebrates with teammates after scoring against Blackhawk in a WPIAL Class 4A semifinal Friday, Nov. 8, 2019.
No. 1 Thomas Jefferson blanks Blackhawk, advances to 5th straight WPIAL title game
November 8, 2019
The ketchup tastes just as delicious each time around.

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Laurel beats California in matchup called at halftime because of lightning
September 13, 2019
A clash of unbeaten Class A teams failed to produce the exciting results fans wanted, mostly because after a 45-minute lightning delay, the game between Laurel and California ended at halftime.

Read More...

OLSH ralled from a 17-point deficit to beat Westinghouse on Saturday.
Defending WPIAL Class A champ OLSH rallies past City League’s Westinghouse
August 24, 2019
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart dealt the deciding blow in a game of momentum swings as the Chargers defense put a stop to Westinghouse’s shot at victory in the final minute to secure a 33-30 win in the Western Pa. Everyone Classic at the Wolvarena in Turtle Creek.

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Sewickley Academy’s Kendall Lightcap slides in front of Monessen’s Kendelle Weston during their WPIAL Class A playoff game May 14, 2019, at Peters Township.
Sewickley Academy softball edges Monessen in Class A opening round
May 14, 2019
A come-from-behind effort was not enough as Monessen softball ended its season with a 5-4 loss to Sewickley Academy in the first round of the WPIAL Class A playoffs Tuesday at Peters Township.

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