Author: Bill Hartlep


Pine-Richland’s Madison Lennon plays against Hempfield Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021 at Pine-Richland High School.
Championship streaks on the line for WPIAL field hockey playoffs
October 22, 2021
This year’s WPIAL field hockey tournaments have a lot on the line for the favorites in each classification.

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Bishop Canevin setter Sani Jones (12) celebrates with teammates after scoring against Greensburg Central Catholic on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, at Bishop Canevin High School.
3 defending champions awarded top seeds for WPIAL girls volleyball playoffs
A year after capturing WPIAL girls volleyball championships, North Allegheny, North Catholic and Bishop Canevin will try and defend their titles as No. 1 seeds for the 2021 playoffs.

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Beaver Falls quarterback Jaren Brickner works out during practice on Aug. 5, 2021, in Beaver Falls.
Trib HSSN football players to watch for 2021 Week 8
October 21, 2021
Here are four WPIAL high school football players to watch in Week 8:

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Mars’ Aly Cooper (21) celebrates her goal with Piper Coffield during their game against Montour on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, in Robinson. Mars won, 1-0.
6 defending champions earn top seeds for WPIAL soccer playoffs
October 20, 2021
Defending WPIAL champions again will have targets on their back when the district soccer playoffs begin this weekend.

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Leechburg’s Eli Rich returns for the 2021 football season.
A-K Valley senior spotlight: Leechburg’s Eli Rich
October 18, 2021
Eli Rich

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Avonworth quarterback Nate Harper throws a pass during practice on Aug. 9, 2021, in Ohio Twp.
Trib HSSN football players to watch for 2021 Week 7
October 14, 2021
Here are four WPIAL high school football players to watch in Week 7:

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Deer Lakes’ Madeline Boulos is a three-time All-WPIAL selection.
A-K Valley senior spotlight: Deer Lakes’ Madeline Boulos
October 11, 2021
Madeline Boulos

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North Hills quarterback John Green scrambles to pass during a game against Moon on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, at Moon Area High School.
Trib HSSN football players to watch for 2021 Week 6
October 7, 2021
Here are four WPIAL high school football players to watch in Week 6:

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Freeport is joined this season in the Class A Northeast Division by Plum, which dropped from Class 2A.
A-K Valley teams begin 2021-22 PIHL season
October 6, 2021
The PIHL season is underway, and A-K Valley teams have begun the six-month grind toward the Penguins Cup playoffs.

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Valley’s Rachel Schrock is a senior on the 2021 tennis team.
A-K Valley Senior Spotlight: Valley’s Rachel Schrock
October 4, 2021
Rachel Schrock

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OLSH quarterback Nehemiah Azeem throws a pass during practice on Aug. 3, 2021, in Clinton.
Trib HSSN football players to watch for 2021 Week 5
September 30, 2021
Here are four WPIAL high school football players to watch in Week 5:

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Freeport’s Erica Lampus is a senior on the 2021 girls volleyball team.
A-K Valley senior spotlight: Freeport’s Erica Lampus
September 27, 2021
Some would call it a tradition of success or an expectation to win. At Freeport, girls volleyball players simply “refuse to lose.”

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Covid cases force Burgettstown to forfeit Week 4 game to Rochester
September 24, 2021
A fifth WPIAL Week 4 football game was canceled Friday morning, just hours before the contest was scheduled to begin.

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East Allegheny’s Drashaun Gainer goes through drills during practice Friday, Aug. 13, 2021 at East Allegheny High School.
Trib HSSN football players to watch for 2021 Week 4
September 23, 2021
Here are four WPIAL high school football players to watch in Week 4:

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Springdale’s August Tabacheck is a senior on the 2021 soccer team.
A-K Valley Senior Spotlight: Springdale’s August Tabacheck
September 20, 2021
Saturday was special for Springdale soccer standout August Tabacheck, but it had nothing to do with his talents on the pitch.

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Gateway quarterback Brad Birch throws a pass against Thomas Jefferson during the second quarter Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, in Monroeville.
Trib HSSN football players to watch for 2021 Week 3
September 16, 2021
Here are four WPIAL high school football players to watch in Week 3:

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Logan Smith is a senior on the 2021 Ligonier Valley golf team.
Westmoreland Senior Spotlight: Ligonier Valley’s Logan Smith
September 13, 2021
Logan Smith

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Caroline Dynka is a senior on the 2021 Burrell girls tennis team.
A-K Valley Senior Spotlight: Burrell’s Caroline Dynka
Caroline Dynka

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Trinity’s Connor Roberts during practice Tuesday, Aug.17, 2021 at Trinity Middle School.
Trib HSSN football players to watch for 2021 Week 2
September 9, 2021
Here are four WPIAL football players to watch for during Week 2:

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Greensburg Salem’s Kylie Smith returns for the 2021 season.
Westmoreland Senior Spotlight: Greensburg Salem’s Kylie Smith
September 6, 2021
Kylie Smith

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Highlands’ Dan Thimons is a senior on the 2021 football team.
A-K Valley Senior Spotlight: Highlands’ Dan Thimons
Dan Thimons knows the importance of his position on the football field.

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Waynesburg’s Brayden Woods during practice Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021, at Waynesburg Central High School.
Trib HSSN football players to watch for 2021 Week 1
September 2, 2021
Here are four WPIAL football players to watch for during Week 1:

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Westinghouse’s Malik Harris (7) talks with quarterback Keyshawn Morsillo during practice on Aug. 24, 2021, in Homewood.
2021 City League preview: Westinghouse chasing 3-peat but elite talent is everywhere
August 26, 2021
Some of the top football prospects in Western Pa. will display their talents on the Cupples Stadium turf this season, and plenty of eyes will be on the City League.

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Fort Cherry head coach Tanner Garry watches his team during practice on Aug. 19, 2021.
Changes taking hold under 2nd-year coach at Fort Cherry
Tanner Garry enjoyed the offseason. It almost felt normal.

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Trinity’s Jeremy Sikora throws during practice Tuesday, Aug.17, 2021 at Trinity Middle School.
Strong line play could help Trinity go toe-to-toe
August 24, 2021
Competing against perennial WPIAL title contenders Thomas Jefferson and Belle Vernon is a challenge. And that challenge usually is decided in the trenches.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Ashleigh Connor is a St. Louis commit.
Mt. Lebanon’s Ashleigh Connor commits to St. Louis
August 23, 2021
Mt. Lebanon’s Ashleigh Connor, one of the top scorers in WPIAL girls basketball, announced a commitment to St. Louis on Monday.

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Serra Catholic’s Pharoh Fisher is interviewed during a HSSN event Kennywood on July 22, 2021.
Serra Catholic’s Pharoh Fisher commits to Navy
One of the WPIAL’s most experienced varsity football players made his college decision over the weekend.

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Chartiers-Houston’s Nathan Cavallo works out during practice on Aug. 10, 2021, in Chartiers Twp.
Chartiers-Houston returns experienced group to challenge in Century Conference
August 22, 2021
Chartiers-Houston has quite a luxury this season.

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Riverside receiver Brady Newman catches a pass during practice on Aug. 2, 2021, in North Sewickley.
New coach expects excellence at Riverside
August 21, 2021
Fran Ramsden hadn’t really thought about being a head football coach.

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Mt. Lebanon quarterback Joey Daniels works out during practice on Aug. 11, 2021, in Mt Lebanon.
Trib HSSN launches Standout, a social media platform to highlight high school athletes
August 16, 2021
Let hype season begin!

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North Allegheny’s Paige Morningstar celebrates a kill with Mia Tuman during the Tigers’ match Oct. 22, 2020 against Pine-Richland in McCandless.
North Journal notebook: North Allegheny’s Tuman commits to Ohio State
August 14, 2021
Mia Tuman is entering her junior year at North Allegheny, and a promising volleyball season awaits her and the Tigers.

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Hopewell receiver Isaiah Pisano catches a pass during practice on Aug. 3, 2021, in Hopewell.
Young Hopewell team looks to gain traction
Hopewell’s coaching staff is entering its third season with the program, and head coach Matt Weiss said it seems like each year they’ve had a young team.

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Ambridge head coach Sherm McBride works with Sedrick Seymour during practice on Aug. 2, 2021, in Ambridge.
New coach with Aliquippa ties overhauls Ambridge program
Sherm McBride has a plan for the Ambridge football team to be competitive over the next few seasons.

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Fox Chapel’s Sammi Dunlap received the 2020-21 Knichel Logistics Title IX award.
Oakland Catholic, area student-athletes honored as 2021 Positive Athlete award winners
June 26, 2021
Positivity wasn’t the easiest character trait to maintain over the past year.

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Hopewell’s Lucas Arington throws a pitch against Deer Lakes during their WPIAL Class 3A quarterfinal matchup at North Allegheny on May 22.
WPIAL Class 3A baseball championship preview: Hopewell vs. South Park
June 1, 2021
Baseball

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The WPIAL Class AAA boys javelin top 8 medalists.
North Journal notebook: North Hills’ Apodaca takes 2nd in javelin
May 22, 2021
North Hills junior thrower Alec Apodaca earned a silver medal in the javelin at the WPIAL Class AAA championships May 19, at Slippery Rock University.

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North Journal notebook: North Hills softball finishes 2nd in Section 3
May 15, 2021
The North Hills softball team fell just short of a section title last week after falling to Shaler, 9-8, on May 11.

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The Mars boys lacrosse team celebrates after winning a fourth straight WPIAL Class AA title May 24, 2019, at Robert Morris.
Shady Side Academy, Mars draw top seeds for WPIAL boys lacrosse playoffs
May 13, 2021
A canceled season kept Mars boys lacrosse from claiming a fifth straight WPIAL Class 2A championship last spring.

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Fox Chapel’s Lily Zaltman works against Shady Side Academy’s Alexa Karet on Thursday, April 29, 2021, at Fox Chapel Area High School.
Mt. Lebanon, Blackhawk earn top seeds for WPIAL girls lacrosse playoffs
Five-time champion Mt. Lebanon is the favorite to again claim a WPIAL girls lacrosse championship.

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North Journal notebook: North Allegheny, North Hills teams start spring season
April 3, 2021
The high school sports spring season kicked into full swing last week. Here’s a look at how some of the North Allegheny and North Hills teams opened the campaign.

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Greensburg Central Catholic’s Dylan Sebek returns for his senior season.
2021 WPIAL Class A baseball preseason breakdown
March 29, 2021
WPIAL baseball players have been waiting nearly two seasons to get back on the field of play after the coronavirus pandemic forced officials to cancel the entire 2020 campaign.

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West Greene’s Kiley Meek hits an extra base hit against Union during the WPIAL Class A softball championship Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at Peterwood Park.
2021 WPIAL Class A softball preseason breakdown
After a year away from the diamond, softball players from across Western Pennsylvania are itching to get back in the field of play.

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Ligonier Valley shortstop Haley Boyd works out during practice on Wednesday, March 24, 2021, in Ligonier.
2021 WPIAL Class 2A softball preseason breakdown
March 28, 2021
After a year away from the diamond, softball players from across Western Pennsylvania are itching to get back in the field of play.

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Serra Catholic’s Jayden Martz makes a play on a ball hit by Seton LaSalle’s Brian Vogel Jr. Tuesday, June 11, 2019, during the PIAA Class 2A baseball semifinals at West Mifflin Area High School.
2021 WPIAL Class 2A baseball preseason breakdown
WPIAL baseball players have been waiting nearly two seasons to get back on the field of play after the coronavirus pandemic forced officials to cancel the entire 2020 campaign.

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Mt. Pleasant’s Hannah Gnibus scores past Yough catcher Hannah Christner during their game Monday, April 29, 2019, at Mt. Pleasant Area High School.
2021 WPIAL Class 3A softball preseason breakdown
March 27, 2021
After a year away from the diamond, softball players from across Western Pennsylvania are itching to get back in the field of play.

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South Park’s Zach Lemansky (5) competes against Quaker Valley during a WPIAL first-round playoff game May 15, 2019 at Seneca Valley.
2021 WPIAL Class 3A baseball preseason breakdown
WPIAL baseball players have been waiting nearly two seasons to get back on the field of play after the coronavirus pandemic forced officials to cancel the entire 2020 campaign.

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Elizabeth Forward’s Kailey Larcinese pitches a throw against Mt. Pleasant in the PIAA Class 4A softball semifinal on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at Seton Hill University.
2021 WPIAL Class 4A softball preseason breakdown
March 26, 2021
After a year away from the diamond, softball players from across Western Pennsylvania are itching to get back in the field of play.

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New Castle pitcher Rocco Bernadina throws during a WPIAL Class 4A playoff game against Greensburg Salem Monday, May 20, 2019, at Fox Chapel High School.
2021 WPIAL Class 4A baseball preseason breakdown
WPIAL baseball players have been waiting nearly two seasons to get back on the field of play after the coronavirus pandemic forced officials to cancel the entire 2020 campaign.

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North Allegheny’s Jasmine Timmerson scores past McDowell’s Sydney Keinath and Caroline Henderson (right) during the PIAA Class 6A girls quarterfinals Friday, March 19, 2021, at North Allegheny High School.
PIAA Class 6A girls basketball championship breakdown: North Allegheny vs. Spring-Ford
March 25, 2021
PIAA Class 6A girls basketball championship

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OLSH’s Jake DiMichele blows by Portage’s Preston Rainey during the PIAA Class 2A boys semifinal on March 23, 2021, at Moon Area High School.
PIAA Class 2A boys basketball championship breakdown: OLSH vs. Constitution
PIAA Class 2A boys basketball championship

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Penn-Trafford’s Brooke Cleland makes a running catch in center field against Lampeter-Strasburg during the PIAA Class 5A championship game Friday, June 14, 2019, at Penn State University.
2021 WPIAL Class 5A softball preseason breakdown
After a year away from the diamond, softball players from across Western Pennsylvania are itching to get back in the field of play.

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Franklin Regional pitcher Andrew Muraco delivers during a WPIAL Class 5A quarterfinal against South Fayette Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at West Mifflin High School.
2021 WPIAL Class 5A baseball preseason breakdown
WPIAL baseball players have been waiting nearly two seasons to get back on the field of play after the coronavirus pandemic forced officials to cancel the entire 2020 campaign.

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Bethel Park’s Reagan Milliken (back) is an Ohio State recruit.
2021 WPIAL Class 6A softball preseason breakdown
March 24, 2021
After a year away from the diamond, softball players from across Western Pennsylvania are itching to get back on the field of play.

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Norwin first baseman Jayden Walker works out during a scrimmage against Yough on Wednesday, March 17, 2021, at Norwin High School.
2021 WPIAL Class 6A baseball preseason breakdown
WPIAL baseball players have been waiting nearly two seasons to get back on the field of play after the coronavirus pandemic forced officials to cancel the entire 2020 campaign.

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Lincoln Park’s LA Pratt drives to the basket against Montour’s Vason Stevenson during their WPIAL Class 4A semifinal on Thursday, March 11, 2021, in Midland.
How to watch Monday’s WPIAL basketball championships on Trib HSSN
March 15, 2021
The final four WPIAL basketball championship games will be played tonight at a pair of high school gymnasiums, and a quartet of teams will be rewarded for persevering during an unprecedented 2020-21 season.

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South Allegheny’s Omar Faulkner dunks against Shady Side Academy on Feb. 17, 2021, in Fox Chapel.
WPIAL Class 3A boys basketball championship breakdown: South Allegheny vs. Ellwood City
March 14, 2021
WPIAL Class 3A boys basketball championship

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Rochester’s Corynne Hauser blocks a shot by West Greene’s Jersey Wise during the WPIAL Class A championship game Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, at Petersen Events Center.
WPIAL Class A girls basketball championship breakdown: Rochester vs. West Greene
WPIAL Class A girls basketball championship

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Trinity’s Alyssia Clutter drives past Moon’s Sophia Mancini during their game Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, at Moon Area High School.
WPIAL Class 5A girls basketball championship breakdown: Trinity vs. Chartiers Valley
WPIAL Class 5A girls basketball championship

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North Catholic’s Dacia Lewandowski battles Mohawk’s Erynne Capalbo for a rebound during their game on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, in Cranberry.
How to watch Saturday’s WPIAL basketball championships on Trib HSSN
March 13, 2021
Four more WPIAL basketball championship games will be played tonight at a pair of high school gymnasiums, and a quartet of teams will be rewarded for persevering during an unprecedented 2020-21 season.

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Mohawk’s Hannah McDanel pressures North Catholic’s Tori Drevna during their game on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, in Cranberry.
WPIAL Class 3A girls basketball championship breakdown: North Catholic vs. Mohawk
March 12, 2021
WPIAL Class 3A girls basketball championship

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North Allegheny’s Emma Fischer (left) celebrates with Paige Morningstar after hitting a 3-pointer against Penn-Trafford during their game on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, at Penn-Trafford High School.
WPIAL Class 6A girls basketball championship breakdown: North Allegheny vs. Upper St. Clair
WPIAL Class 6A girls basketball championship

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OLSH’s Dante Spadafora (11) celebrates with B.J. Vaughn after a Chargers score next to Springdale’s Logan Reddinger on Feb. 5.
WPIAL Class 2A boys basketball championship breakdown: OLSH vs. Greensburg C.C.
WPIAL Class 2A boys basketball championship

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Upper St. Clair’s John Sukernek celebrates after scoring next to Butler’s Devin Carney during their WPIAL Class 6A semifinal on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, at Upper St. Clair High School.
How to watch the WPIAL basketball finals on Trib HSSN
The first four of 12 WPIAL basketball championship games will be played tonight at a pair of high school gymnasiums, and a quartet of teams will be rewarded for persevering during an unprecedented 2020-21 season.

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Serra Catholic’s Grace Navarro drives as Winchester Thurston’s Octava Chitty defends in a WPIAL Class 2A semifinal Tuesday, March 9, 2021.
WPIAL Class 2A girls basketball championship breakdown: Neshannock vs. Serra Catholic
March 11, 2021
WPIAL Class 2A girls basketball championship

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Quaker Valley’s Lily Johns (13) celebrates with Corinne Washington in the final minute of their game against Blackhawk on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021, at Quaker Valley High School.
WPIAL Class 4A girls basketball championship breakdown: Beaver vs. Quaker Valley
WPIAL Class 4A girls basketball championship

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North Allegheny’s Dylan Coy celebrates after defeating Waynesburg’s Mac Church at 120 pounds during the WPIAL Class AAA individual wrestling championship on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, at Canon-McMillan High School.
North Journal notebook: North Allegheny’s Coy wins WPIAL wrestling title
March 6, 2021
Dylan Coy can now call himself a WPIAL champion.

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The 2020-21 WPIAL swimming qualifiers from Mt. Pleasant include, in front, from left, Gianna Fleck, Ashlyn Hornick, Morgan Baughman; middle, Trinity Graft, McKenna Mizikar, Paige Richter, SaraJo Gardner, Reegan Brown; back, Daniel Lynch, Andy Davis, Ben Fisher, Matthew Koch, Brenden Korpiel and Joe Barrick.
Mt. Pleasant relay teams eager to hit pool for WPIAL meet
March 4, 2021
It might be tough for a four-member relay team to socially distance while standing on top of an awards podium, but members of the Mt. Pleasant girls swim team would like the opportunity to try.

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Central Valley’s Carolyn Grimm (first), Hopewell’s Ashlynn Ealy (second) and Hempfield’s Kayce Tomasic (third) were the top finishers in the Diamond Division at the WPIAL gymnastics championships Feb. 27, 2021, at Moon.
Central Valley gymnasts sweep WPIAL individual championships
February 27, 2021
Central Valley gymnasts capped off the program’s championship weekend with a clean sweep.

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North Allegheny’s Nick Gorman won the Section 3 title at 126 pounds.
North Journal notebook: 8 North Allegheny wrestlers advance to WPIALs
The North Allegheny wrestling team was well represented at Saturday’s WPIAL Class AAA championships after an impressive finish at the Section 3 tournament Feb. 20.

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Chartiers Valley’s Brayden Reynolds drives to the basket past New Castle’s Donny Cade during their game on Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, at New Castle High School.
Trib HSSN to unveil WPIAL basketball playoff pairings tonight
February 23, 2021
The largest field in the history of the WPIAL basketball playoffs provided quite a challenge for the district’s basketball committee members.

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North Allegheny’s Cam Phillips drives past Oakland Catholic’s Halena Hill during their game on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021, at North Allegheny High School.
North Journal notebook: North Allegheny girls basketball keeps rolling
February 20, 2021
It was 16 up and 16 down for the North Allegheny basketball, which started the season 16-0 after recent victories over Class 5A power Chartiers Valley, as well as Baldwin and Pine-Richland.

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Members of the 2020-21 North Allegheny girls wrestling team are, from left, assistant coach Amanda Walker, Taylor Stover, Hannah Williams, Leyna Rumpler and head coach Dan Heckert.
Trio of female wrestlers make history at North Allegheny
February 13, 2021
High school students certainly spend a lot of time learning about history. Not many of those students get to make history.

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North Hills quarterback Ethan Marker throws during workouts Thursday, July 30, 2020 at Martorelli Stadium.
North Journal notebook: North Allegheny, North Hills football players sign letters of intent
February 7, 2021
Four senior North Allegheny football players made their future plans official on national signing day Feb. 3.

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Pine-Richland’s Sam Neill (3) celebrates his second quarter interception with Jeremiah Hasley next to Upper St. Clair’s Aidan Besselman during their game Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, at Upper St. Clair.
Western Pa. football players in 2021 recruiting class headed to Division I, II programs
February 3, 2021
Here’s a look at where Western Pennsylvania senior football players signed to play at the Division I and II levels during the early-signing period in December and Wednesday.

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North Journal notebook: North Allegheny wrestlers sweep 3 duals
January 23, 2021
Nicholas Gorman, Adam Rohan, Aidan Buggey and Brady Leczo had pins to lead North Allegheny to a 63-11 Class 3A, Section 3B wrestling victory over North Hills on Jan. 20.

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North Allegheny’s Dylan Coy wrestles South Park’s Joey Fischer at the 2020 Allegheny County Tournament at Fox Chapel High School on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020.
North Journal notebook: North Allegheny wrestlers start strong at host invitational
January 16, 2021
North Allegheny welcomed eight wrestling teams to the Wright Automotive Invitational on Jan. 9.

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Central Catholic’s Josh Altman (19) and Matthew Aulicino (55) pave the way for a first down carry by Eddy Tillman during the WPIAL Class 6A championship game against North Allegheny Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, at Martorelli Stadium.
Pair of North Allegheny, Central Catholic standouts earn Class 6A all-state honors
December 23, 2020
Talented football players filled the field at North Hills’ Martorelli Stadium for the WPIAL Class 6A championship game.

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Pine-Richland quarterback Cole Spencer celebrates as he scores during the first quarter of the PIAA Class 5A championship game against Cathedral Prep on Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, at Hersheypark Stadium.
Pine-Richland’s Cole Spencer tabbed state’s Class 5A Player of the Year
Postseason honors continue to roll in for Pine-Richland’s Cole Spencer.

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Thomas Jefferson quarterback Jake Pugh celebrates after scoring the winning touchdown in overtime during the WPIAL Class 4A championship game against Aliquippa on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, at North Allegheny.
Thomas Jefferson trio earns all-state honors in Class 4A
The Thomas Jefferson football team added to an already crowded trophy case this season by capturing WPIAL and PIAA championships.

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Central Valley’s Myles Walker catches a long pass in front of Wyomissing Area’s Nevin Carter during the third quarter of the PIAA Class 3A championship game on Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, at Hersheypark Stadium.
WPIAL football players sign with Division I FBS, FCS programs
December 16, 2020
Division I FBS

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Mohawk’s Nadia Lape (24) celebrates with teammates as time expires in their PIAA Class 3A second round state playoff game against Calynton Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at North Allegheny High School.
Trib HSSN 2020-21 WPIAL Class 3A girls basketball preseason breakdown
December 8, 2020
Getting to the WPIAL girls basketball finals will take more dedication and focus than ever this season.

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Southmoreland’s Gracie Spadaro (15) and Maddie Moore celebrate after defeating McKeesport Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, at Southmoreland High School.
Trib HSSN 2020-21 WPIAL Class 4A girls basketball preseason breakdown
December 7, 2020
Getting to the WPIAL girls basketball finals will take even more dedication and focus than ever this season.

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Chartiers Valley’s Aislin Malcolm celebrates with Megan McConnell next to Moon’s Brianna Toal during their game Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, at Moon Area High School.
Trib HSSN 2020-21 WPIAL Class 5A girls basketball preseason breakdown
December 6, 2020
Getting to the WPIAL girls basketball finals will take even more dedication and focus than ever this season.

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Laurel Highlands’ Rodney Gallagher celebrates as time expires in the WPIAL Class 5A championship game against Mars Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, at Petersen Events Center.
Trib HSSN 2020-21 WPIAL Class 5A boys basketball preseason breakdown
This will surely be a boys basketball season like no other.

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North Allegheny’s Jadyn Perkins scores over Pine-Richland’s Makayla Roy and next to Paige Miller during a match in October.
North Journal notebook: North Allegheny girls volleyball returns to WPIAL final
November 7, 2020
The North Allegheny girls volleyball team found itself in a familiar position Saturday — playing for a WPIAL Class 4A title.

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Pine-Richland’s Luke Miller lays out to pull in a catch past Penn Hills’ Dontae Pollard Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020 at Penn Hills High School.
Trib HSSN’s WPIAL football playoffs primer for Nov. 6, 2020
November 6, 2020
Ten WPIAL football teams will punch their tickets to the championships tonight, while two others will battle for district gold.

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Pine-Richland quarterback Cole Spencer carries past Upper St. Clair’s Joseph Houck during the third quarter Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, at Upper St. Clair.
Trib HSSN football players to watch in Week 9
November 5, 2020
Here are four WPIAL football players to watch for during Week 9:

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Latrobe’s Alex Walker celebrates with his teammates after scoring during the PIHL Class AA semifinals against Hempfield at Robert Morris’ Island Sports Center on Neville Island on March 11, 2020.
With safety protocols in place, PIHL season set to begin
November 1, 2020
Ice rinks across Western Pennsylvania again will be put to use Monday night when the PIHL commences the varsity high school hockey season.

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North Allegheny defeated Seneca Valley, 21-10, in the championship game of the 2020 Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Softball League playoff tournament Oct. 25 at Mt. Lebanon’s Middle Field.
North Allegheny celebrates 4th WPISL championship
October 31, 2020
Players and coaches sprinted from the dugouts, swarming teammates on the field in celebration.

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North Allegheny’s Evan Anderson (7) celebrates his goal with 
Evan Cole (16) and Kensly Owens on Oct. 27 during their WPIAL Class 4A first-round playoff game against Allderdice.
North Journal notebook: North Allegheny boys soccer advances
Jonathan Swann had two goals and Ben Christian, Evan Anderson and Kensly Owens also scored to lead No. 6 North Allegheny (13-3-1) to a 5-1 victory over No. 11 Allderdice (5-6-1) in a WPIAL Class 4A boys soccer game Oct. 27.

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Fort Cherry girls volleyball forced to forfeit playoff match
October 30, 2020
One of the WPIAL’s top girls volleyball teams in Class A will not get a chance to play for a district title.

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Gateway’s Derrick Davis breaks in the clear against Woodland Hills Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020 at the Wolvarena.
Trib HSSN’s WPIAL football playoffs primer
The past three months of training and grinding through regular season games has led up to tonight as 44 high school football teams will kick off postseason play in the WPIAL playoffs.

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Chartiers Valley’s Jordan Demus carries against Aliquippa’s Isaiah Gilbert on Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, at The Pit.
Trib HSSN football players to watch in Week 8
October 29, 2020
Here are four WPIAL football players to watch for during Week 8:

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Freeport head coach Tom Phillips speaks to the team against Hampton Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020 at Hampton High School.
Trib HSSN unveils WPIAL girls volleyball playoff pairings
October 26, 2020
Sixty-eight high school girls volleyball teams learn their path to the WPIAL finals today.

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Members of the North Allegheny water polo team compete during a 2020 match.
North Journal notebook: North Allegheny water polo teams look to reach states
October 25, 2020
It’s the best time of the year for members of the North Allegheny water polo teams.

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North Catholic’s Kyle Tipinski stiff-arms Freeport Area’s Zach Clark Friday, Oct. 23, 2020 at Mars Area High School.
Trib HSSN to unveil WPIAL football playoff pairings
October 24, 2020
Anticipation for the WPIAL football playoffs has been building for weeks.

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Upper St. Clair quarterback Ethan Dahlem stiff-arms Bethel Park’s Aidan Currie during the first quarter of their game Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, at Upper St. Clair.
Trib HSSN football players to watch in Week 7
October 22, 2020
Here are four WPIAL football players to watch for during Week 7:

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Norwin’s Aiden Carson past Central Catholic defenders during the second half on Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, in Oakland. Norwin won, 3-1.
Watch: Trib HSSN unveils WPIAL soccer playoff pairings
October 21, 2020
The WPIAL soccer playoffs have arrived.

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North Journal notebook: North Allegheny field hockey rebounds
October 17, 2020
The North Allegheny field hockey team hit the midseason portion of its schedule with a record of 3-3.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Joey Daniels (3) looks to pass the ball against Central Catholic during their game at Graham Field in Wilkinsburg on Friday, Oct. 9, 2020.
Trib HSSN football players to watch in Week 6
October 15, 2020
Here are four WPIAL football players to watch for during Week 6:

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North Allegheny’s Jenny Zhu competes against Shady Side Academy during the WPIAL Class AAA team championship Thursday, Oct. 19, 2018, at Hampton.
North Journal notebook: North Allegheny tennis earns playoff berth
October 10, 2020
North Allegheny girls tennis capped off section play last week by sweeping North Hills, gaining momentum ahead of the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs.

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California running back Jaeden Zuzak works out during practice on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020.
Trib HSSN football players to watch in Week 5
October 8, 2020
Here are four WPIAL football players to watch for during Week 5:

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North Allegheny’s Paige Morningstar gets a kill past Canon-McMillan’s Samantha Parker during the WPIAL Class 4A championships last year at Fox Chapel Area High School.
North Journal notebook: North Allegheny volleyball returns to court
October 3, 2020
It was a triumphant return to the court for the North Allegheny girls volleyball team last week.

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Blackhawk quarterback Carson Davidson throws a pass during practice on Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, in Chippewa.
Trib HSSN football players to watch in Week 4
October 1, 2020
Here are four WPIAL football players to watch for during Week 4:

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North Allegheny golfers earn trip to semifinals
September 26, 2020
North Allegheny seniors Adam Steinmetz and Portland Canovali enjoyed their home course advantage last week, securing a place in the WPIAL Class AAA boys golf semifinals at the Section 3 qualifier at North Park Golf Course.

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Vote for the Week 4 HSSN Game of the Week
September 24, 2020
The TribLive High School Sports Network is giving fans the power to choose the Week 4 Game of the Week for Oct. 2.

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Seneca Valley quarterback Dustin Horn throws during work outs Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at Seneca Valley High School.
Trib HSSN football players to watch in Week 3
Here are four WPIAL football players to watch for during Week 3:

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Brashear receiver Ta’Mere Robinson catches a pass during practice on Sept. 8, 2020.
City League football preview: Title up for grabs during unique season
At long last, kickoff has arrived for City League football teams.

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North Hills girls volleyball coach Vicky Danko is in her second season on the bench.
Fast start provides boost to North Hills girls volleyball team
September 19, 2020
Getting on the court was a victory in itself, but the North Hills girls volleyball team took it a step further when it kicked off its season Sept. 15.

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Armstrong quarterback Cadin Olsen throws during workouts Thursday, July 15, 2020 at Armstrong High School.
Trib HSSN football players to watch in Week 2
September 17, 2020
Here are four WPIAL football players to watch for during Week 2:

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Trib HSSN previews WPIAL football season in Gameplan 2020
September 11, 2020
The Tribune-Review and TribLive High School Sports Network presents, GAMEPLAN 2020, an in-depth look at the upcoming high school football season in Western Pa. It is designed to serve as a reference for high school football fans throughout the season. Inside the 132-page edition, you will find preview stories for every team in the WPIAL, […]

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Bethel Park lineman go through drills during workouts Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020 at Bethel Park High School.
Trib HSSN has you covered in Week 1
The TribLive High School Sports Network is giving football fans the best seat in the house.

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Rankin off to fast start for North Allegheny girls golf
September 10, 2020
Katie Rose Rankin has set the pace this season for the North Allegheny girls golf team.

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North Allegheny’s Khalil Dinkins works out with teammates during practice on Thursday, July 2, 2020, in McCandless.
Trib HSSN football players to watch in Week 1
Here are four WPIAL football players to watch during Week 1:

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South Allegheny’s Omir Faulkner goes through drills during workouts Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020 at South Allegheny High School.
South Allegheny looks to finish strong under new head coach
September 6, 2020
It was a different type of offseason for high school football teams across the country, given the restrictions brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Bishop Canevin head coach Richard Johnson during workouts Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at Bishop Canevin High School.
Bishop Canevin ready to rebuild brick by brick
September 5, 2020
Building takes time … brick by brick.

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Ambridge lineman Brandon Hare (right) works with his linemates during practice Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, at Moe Rubenstein Stadium.
Ambridge works to get up to speed before season-opener
August 26, 2020
Veteran football coach Don Phillips had a quick response when asked of his biggest concern entering the 2020 season, his second at the helm at Ambridge.

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Hopewell lineman Rocco Vespaziani works out during practice on Aug. 11, 2020, in Hopewell.
Improvements in strength, conditioning to be key for Hopewell
Hopewell was a first-half football team a year ago. The Vikings came out strong each game with energy, excitement and the competitive juices flowing.

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Fort Cherry head coach Tanner Garry during workouts Monday, Aug. 3, 2020 Fort Cherry High School.
Tanner Garry looks to restore tradition at alma mater Fort Cherry
August 25, 2020
Tanner Garry remembers fondly his playing days at Fort Cherry.

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Shenango quarterback Reis Watkins throws a pass during practice on Aug. 10, 2020, in Shenango.
Shenango to lean on versatile Reis Watkins in move to Big Seven
The plan was always to get the ball in Reis Watkins’ hands.

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Quaker Valley quarterback Patrick Cutchember works out during practice on Aug. 12, 2020, in Leetsdale.
Quaker Valley’s young, battle-tested roster ready to rebound
There are just three seniors on the Quaker Valley football roster this fall.

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Trinity’s Tyson Brophy goes through drills during workouts Thursday, Aug.20, 2020 at Trinity Middle School.
With coach in their corner, Trinity seniors set to showcase their skills
August 23, 2020
Trinity football coach Jon Miller spent time during pandemic quarantine promoting his rising senior players on Twitter.

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Latrobe’s Ainsley Novotny grabs a pass from a teammate during a girls lacrosse match against Greensburg Salem on March 27, 2019 at Offutt Field in Greensburg.
Senior Spotlight: Latrobe captain hoped to lift Wildcats into title contention
June 7, 2020
Editor’s note: Each day, Trib HSSN will spotlight WPIAL spring athletes whose senior years were cut short by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Franklin Regional’s Noelle Boyd is a member of the Class of 2020.
Senior Spotlight: Franklin Regional lacrosse standout denied shot at championship, still gets a parade
June 4, 2020
Editor’s note: Each day, Trib HSSN will spotlight WPIAL spring athletes whose senior years were cut short by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Upper St. Clair’s Lauren Hart is a member of the Class of 2020.
Senior Spotlight: Preseason trip provided lasting memories for Division I-bound USC midfielder
May 31, 2020
Editor’s note: Each day, Trib HSSN will spotlight WPIAL spring athletes whose senior years were cut short by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Mt. Lebanon’s John Sramac (right) is a member of the Class of 2020.
Senior Spotlight: Mt. Lebanon 100-goal scorer wanted more for himself, team
May 30, 2020
Editor’s note: Each day, Trib HSSN will spotlight WPIAL spring athletes whose senior years were cut short by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Seton LaSalle’s Mikaela Staranko is a member of the Class of 2020.
Senior Spotlight: Seton LaSalle’s All-WPIAL goalie to start anew at Youngstown State
May 20, 2020
Editor’s note: Each day, Trib HSSN will spotlight WPIAL spring athletes whose senior years were cut short by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Seneca Valley’s Noah VandeWater competes against Canon-McMillan during a scrimmage March 10, 2020.
Senior Spotlight: Seneca Valley senior maintains love of lacrosse despite pandemic
May 19, 2020
Editor’s note: Each day, Trib HSSN will spotlight WPIAL spring athletes whose senior years were cut short by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Peters Township’s MacKenzie Lehman is a member of the Class of 2020.
Senior Spotlight: Peters Township All-American relished impromptu senior ceremony
May 11, 2020
Editor’s note: Each day, Trib HSSN will spotlight WPIAL spring athletes whose senior years were cut short by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Moon’s Alek Beddings is a member of the Class of 2020.
Senior Spotlight: Moon’s opening scrimmage a highlight for Beddings’ lacrosse season
May 9, 2020
Editor’s note: Each day, Trib HSSN will spotlight WPIAL spring athletes whose senior years were cut short by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Moon’s Zack Jadlocki is a member of the Class of 2020.
Senior Spotlight: Moon lacrosse player takes up new hobby before putting his head in the stars
May 7, 2020
Editor’s note: Each day, Trib HSSN will spotlight WPIAL spring athletes whose senior years were cut short by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Canon-McMillan senior Ashley Irwin (right) will continue her lacrosse career at IUP.
Senior Spotlight: Lacrosse only part of Irwin’s starring role at Canon-McMillan
May 3, 2020
Editor’s note: Each day, Trib HSSN will spotlight WPIAL spring athletes whose senior years were cut short by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Plum senior Carli Chini missed out on her final girls lacrosse season in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Senior Spotlight: Plum lacrosse player spending spring as ‘essential worker’
April 27, 2020
Editor’s note: Each day, Trib HSSN will spotlight a WPIAL spring athlete whose senior year has been cut short by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Butler senior high jumper Sami Taoufik is a Penn State recruit.
Senior spotlight: WPIAL high jump gold medalist had more championship aspirations
April 19, 2020
Editor’s note: Each day, Trib HSSN will spotlight a WPIAL spring athlete whose senior year has been cut short by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Kiski Area’s Jack Blumer, Jack Dilts and Dom Giordano hold the team trophy at the Eastern Area Wrestling Invitational on Saturday at Gateway High School.
Scholarship offers start flowing in for Kiski Area defensive end Dilts
April 17, 2020
College football coaches aren’t saddled with leading spring practices or monitoring workouts or even attending daylong meetings on campus during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Laurel Highlands’ Rodney Gallagher celebrates after defeating Mars in the WPIAL Class 5A championship game Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, at Petersen Events Center.
Area freshmen garner offers from Michigan
A pair of Western Pennsylvania freshmen have stepped into the recruiting spotlight this week.

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Penn-Trafford’s Matt Wilkie tries to escape a tackle attempt by Greensburg Salem’s Jake Hoyle of the red squad Friday, June 15, 2018 during the 2018 Westmoreland County Coaches Association’s Foothills All-Star Classic at Hempfield Area High School.
BeeGraphix Great 38 football all-star game canceled
April 15, 2020
A day after Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association officials called off the annual Big 33 Football Classic and East-West all-star football game, another all-star contest was canceled because of the coronavirus outbreak.

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North Allegheny catcher Pat Trettel tags out Connellsville’s Ryan Murphy, as home plate umpire Tom Evans makes the call during their WPIAL Class AAAA playoff game Thursday at Matulevic Field in Shaler. NA won, 7-2.
WPIAL board welcomes new members, bids farewell to 3 others
The WPIAL board of directors bid farewell to three members Wednesday during its annual meeting.

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McKeesport’s Deamontae Diggs pulls in a touchdown pass over Penn-Trafford’s Brad Ford in the first quarter Friday Sept. 13, 2019 at Penn-Trafford High School.
McKeesport’s Deamontae Diggs signs with Youngstown State
One of the most talented senior athletes in Western Pennsylvania has decided where he will be competing next fall. And also what sport he will be playing.

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Penn-Trafford’s Gabe Dunlap gains yardage against Peters Township in the first half during the WPIAL Class 5A semifinals Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at West Mifflin High School.
WPIAL announces James Collins Scholar-Athlete scholarship award winners
The WPIAL announced the 20 winners of its annual James Collins Scholar-Athlete scholarship awards during its annual meeting Wednesday.

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Aliquippa’s Darrelle Revis scores the winning touchdown against Northern Lehigh in the 2003 PIAA championship game.
Aliquippa great Darrelle Revis headlines 14th annual WPIAL Hall of Fame class
April 14, 2020
Darrelle Revis was one of the NFL’s all-time great cornerbacks for the Jets, Patriots, Bucs and Chiefs. He was a Super Bowl champion, four-time All-Pro and seven-time Pro Bowl selection.

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North Hills’ Lirion Murtezi (Center) holds the Big 33 trophy with teammates Monday, May 27, 2019.
Big 33, East-West all-star football games canceled
Organizers for the Big 33 Football Classic and East-West Game hoped the annual all-star games could be played over Memorial Day weekend.

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WPIAL associate executive director Amy Scheuneman introduces the 14th annual WPIAL Hall of Fame class on April 14, 2020, at the WPIAL office in Green Tree.
WPIAL announces 14th Hall of Fame class inductees, award winners
The 14th annual class of the WPIAL Hall of Fame is unlike any that came before it.

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Franklin Regional’s Jo-Michelle “JoJo” Huczko
Senior spotlight: WPIAL pole vault champ takes talents into kitchen
April 12, 2020
Editor’s note: Each day, Trib HSSN will spotlight a WPIAL spring athlete whose senior year has been cut short by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Emelia Krakora is a Bowdoin lacrosse recruit.
Senior spotlight: Mt. Lebanon’s Emelia Krakora looks forward to future in lacrosse
April 11, 2020
Editor’s note: Each day, Trib HSSN will spotlight a WPIAL spring athlete whose senior year has been cut short by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Mars’ Michael Carmody battles Laurel Highlands’ Nick Egnot for a rebound during the WPIAL Class 5A championship game Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, at Petersen Events Center.
Pair of young stars join senior-heavy Trib 10 boys basketball all-star team
April 10, 2020
This year’s Trib 10 boys basketball all-star team is a senior-heavy group, with two young and talented exceptions.

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Chartiers Valley’s Megan McConnell (right) and Aislin Malcolm battle Trinity’s Riley DeRubbo for a loose ball during the WPIAL Class 5A championship game against Trinity Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, at Petersen Events Center.
PIAA officials cancel spring sports season, winter sports championships
April 9, 2020
For nearly a month, high school student-athletes held out hope they could return to normalcy on the fields, courts and track.

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North Allegheny’s Isaiah Davis (14) competes against Shaler on April 2, 2019 at North Allegheny.
Senior spotlight: North Allegheny’s Isaiah Davis hopes to lead Tigers to title
Editor’s note: Each day, Trib HSSN will spotlight a WPIAL spring athlete whose senior year has been put on hold by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Butler’s Ethan Morton (25) celebrates after beating Mt. Lebanon in their WPIAL Class 6A championship game at Petersen Events Center on Feb. 29, 2020.
Butler’s Ethan Morton named Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Player of the Year
April 8, 2020
Ethan Morton just wants to play basketball.

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Elizabeth Forward’s Chase Whatton competes during the 2019 football season.
Scholarship offers rolling in for Elizabeth Forward’s Chase Whatton
It’s been a pretty productive offseason for Elizabeth Forward junior Chase Whatton.

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Peters Township’s Donovan McMillon knocks the ball loose in front of Woodland Hills’ Eshawn Carter on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019 at the Wolvarena.
Peters Township’s Donovan McMillon adds LSU offer
April 7, 2020
Donovan McMillon announced his top 15 schools late last month, narrowing a growing list of football scholarship offers.

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Plum’s Kennedie Montue (21) competes against West Allegheny Jan. 4, 2020 at Plum.
Plum’s Kennedie Montue named Valley News Dispatch Girls Basketball Player of the Year
April 5, 2020
Valley News Dispatch Girls Basketball Player of the Year

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Highlands’ Johnny Crise celebrates as time winds down in the WPIAL Class 4A championship game against Belle Vernon on Feb. 29, 2020, at Petersen Events Center.
Highlands’ Johnny Crise named Valley News Dispatch Boys Basketball Player of the Year
Valley News Dispatch Boys Basketball Player of the Year

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Mt. Lebanon’s Maddie Reisinger competes during the 2019 season.
Senior spotlight: All-American girls lacrosse player aims to give Mt. Lebanon shot at WPIAL title
April 4, 2020
Editor’s note: Each day, Trib HSSN will spotlight a WPIAL spring athlete whose senior year has been put on hold by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Franklin Regional’s Mason Spears wrestles Sam Hayes of Council Rock North in the 145 pound weight class in class AAA during the PIAA state wrestling tournament on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at the Giant Center in Hershey.
Franklin Regional wrestler Spears chooses Brown, will enroll in 2021
April 3, 2020
Mason Spears has aspirations of being a surgeon.

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Peters Township’s Corban Hondru sacks Gateway quarterback Bryson Venanzio during the WPIAL Class 5A championship game Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, at Norwin High School.
Peters Township’s Corban Hondru commits to Miami (Ohio)
Corban Hondru will continue to wear the red and white at the college level.

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Burrell’s Tyler Stewart signed with the <a href="https://www.fairbanksicedogs.com/" target="_blank">Fairbanks Ice Dogs</a> on Wednesday.
Burrell hockey star Stewart headed to Alaska for next step in pro dream
April 2, 2020
Tyler Stewart is headed back to the world of junior hockey and continuing his path toward a professional career.

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The 2020 Mt. Lebanon boys lacrosse team features 13 senior players.
Mt. Lebanon boys lacrosse featured on ESPN’s ‘Senior Night’ segment
The Mt. Lebanon boys lacrosse team has yet to play an official game this spring but received recognition on national television Wednesday night.

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Scott Arnold was hired March 30, 2020, as the new Franklin Regional girls soccer coach.
Scott Arnold takes over Franklin Regional girls soccer program
April 1, 2020
Scott Arnold has spent parts of the past 20-plus years coaching various levels of club soccer.

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Central Catholic’s Gus Sunseri (2) plays against Seneca Valley on Aug. 30, 2019, in Jackson.
Big 33, East-West football all-star games still planned for Memorial Day weekend
The Big 33 Football Classic and East-West Game remain scheduled for Memorial Day weekend, according to Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association executive director Garry Cathell.

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Baldwin’s Dorien Ford earned a scholarship offer from Arizona on Tuesday.
Baldwin’s Dorien Ford draws Arizona offer
March 31, 2020
Baldwin’s Dorien Ford has scholarship offers from teams in the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12 and SEC.

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Upper St. Clair’s David Pantelis (11) stretches to attempt to catch a pass during their game against Penn-Trafford at West Mifflin High School on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019.
WPIAL’s leading wide receiver David Pantelis adds Power 5 offer
March 30, 2020
David Pantelis has put education at the forefront of his football recruiting process.

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Pine-Richland’s Luke Miller (7) makes a catch against North Allegheny during a WPIAL Class 6A semifinal game Nov. 8, 2019 at Pine-Richland.
Busy week of recruiting for Pine-Richland’s Luke Miller
March 27, 2020
Pine-Richland playmaker Luke Miller has seen quite and uptick in his recruiting this week.

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Seton LaSalle’s Emma Walsh (12) competes against South Park.
Buzzer-beater by Seton LaSalle’s Emma Walsh picked for Maxpreps’ Top 10
High school basketball fans can relive a special moment for Emma Walsh and the Seton LaSalle girls basketball team.

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Central Valley’s Stephon Hall (25) and Hunter Mitchell celebrate after stopping Aliquippa on a two-point conversion in overtime during the WPIAL Class 3A championship game Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, at Heinz Field.
Central Valley safety Stephon Hall adds WVU, Navy scholarship offers
The coronavirus pandemic has kept Central Valley junior safety Stephon Hall from taking visits to colleges around the region.

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Pine-Richland’s Miguel Jackson celebrtaes a sack against Penn Hills on Aug. 23, 2019, in Pine.
Pine-Richland’s Miguel Jackson adds Navy offer
March 26, 2020
One of the top defensive ends in Western Pennsylvania has made quite an impression on college programs.

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Ohio High School Athletic Association cancels winter sports championships
The winter season is over for high school athletes in Ohio.

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Butler’s Ethan Morton celebrates after being fouled in overtime during a WPIAL Class 6A semifinal against Upper St. Clair Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, at Robert Morris University.
Butler’s Ethan Morton named Gatorade Pennsylvania Player of the Year
The Butler boys basketball team still has a shot to win a PIAA Class 6A title if the season continues.

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Peters Township’s Corban Hondru scores a first-quarter touchdown against Woodland Hills Friday, Sept. 6, 2019 at the Wolvarena.
Scholarship offers piling up for Peters Township’s Corban Hondru
March 25, 2020
Peters Township junior Corban Hondru has been active this week … on social media, at least.

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Latrobe’s Lex Pynos participates in the girls 400 meter relay final during the Wildcat Invitational Track Meet held at Latrobe Memorial Stadium on Saturday, April 13, 2019.
Early-season track and field invitationals canceled
Two of the area’s marquee track and field invitationals have been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Latrobe’s Logan Gustafson during baseball practice at Greater Latrobe High School in Unity Township on Wednesday, March 6, 2020.
PIAA extends postponement of spring sports, winter championships
March 23, 2020
There’s still hope for high school sports to be held this spring.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Alyssa DeAngelo and OLSH’s Jake DiMichele.
Thomas Jefferson’s DeAngelo, OLSH’s DiMichele named Trib HSSN scholar-athletes of the month for February
March 10, 2020
The TribLive High School Sports Network is recognizing some of the best and brightest student-athletes in Western Pennsylvania.

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Hempfield’s Francesca Nemetz competes in the girls’ butterfly against Franklin Regional on Friday, Dec. 20, 2019 at Franklin Regional Middle School.
Westmoreland swimmers, divers set for PIAA championships
March 1, 2020
After two days of championship swims and other top performances at Pitt’s Trees Pool, WPIAL individuals and relays are preparing for the PIAA Class AAA and AA meets March 11-14 at Bucknell.

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Mars’ Michael Carmody battles Laurel Highlands’ Nick Egnot for a rebound during the WPIAL Class 5A championship game Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, at Petersen Events Center.
WPIAL basketball teams qualify for PIAA playoffs
February 29, 2020
With the WPIAL basketball championships complete, District 7 teams can turn their attention to the PIAA playoffs.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Jake Hoffman drives to the basket past Central Catholic’s Ben Sarson during their WPIAL Class 6A semifinal Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, at Robert Morris University.
Watch Day 3 of WPIAL basketball championships on Trib HSSN
Five more WPIAL championship trophies will be awarded Saturday at Pitt’s Petersen Events Center as the district basketball finals conclude.

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Mt. Pleasant’s Heather Gardner competes in the girls 100 breaststroke during the 2020 AA WPIAL Swimming and Diving Championship at Trees Pool on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020.
Mt. Pleasant’s Gardner ‘phenomenal’ at WPIAL swim meet, winning 6th gold
February 28, 2020
Heather Gardner’s closest competitor called her “phenomenal.”

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Franklin Regional’s Ryan McFaden competes in the boys 500 freestyle during the 2020 AAA WPIAL Swimming and Diving Championship at Trees Pool on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020.
Franklin Regional finishes strong at WPIAL Class AAA swim meet
There’s something to be said for going out on a high note.

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North Allegheny swimmers raise their trophy after winning the 2020 AAA WPIAL Swimming Championship at Trees Pool on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020.
North Allegheny again sweeps WPIAL Class AAA swimming championships
Most high school swim teams don’t practice cannonballs.

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Gateway’s Olivia Livingston competes in the girls 100 freestyle during the 2020 AAA WPIAL Swimming and Diving Championship at Trees Pool on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020.
Gateway’s Livingston joins WPIAL swimming elite as 8-time champion
As Gateway’s Olivia Livingston stepped on the medals podium at Pitt’s Trees Pool on Friday morning, she also found her place in WPIAL history — right at the top.

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Quaker Valley’s Alex Wagner competes in the boys 200 individual medley during the 2020 AA WPIAL Swimming and Diving Championship at Trees Pool on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020.
How to watch Day 2 of WPIAL basketball, swimming championships on Trib HSSN
Can’t get to Oakland today? Well, then catch all the action from the second day of the WPIAL swimming and basketball championships on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Belle Vernon’s Ian Shahan competes in the boys’ 100 yard backstroke at Derry Area High School during the 2019 Westmoreland County Coaches Association Swimming Championship Meet on Saturday, January 26, 2019.
How to watch 2020 WPIAL swimming, basketball championships
February 27, 2020
It will be a day of gold medals and golden basketball trophies.

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North Catholic’s Emma Pospisil drives past Freeport’s Melaina Dezort during their game Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, at Freeport Middle School.
WPIAL releases 2019-20 basketball playoff pairings
February 11, 2020
The North Catholic girls basketball team has grown accustomed to hoisting the WPIAL championship trophy.

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Butler’s Raine Gratzmiller drives to the basket against Pine-Richland’s Levi Wentz during their game Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, at Pine-Richland High School.
Live: Trib HSSN reveals the WPIAL basketball playoff pairings
It’s time for the postseason, and Trib HSSN has you covered as the WPIAL girls and boys basketball playoff pairings are announced Tuesday night.

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St. Joseph’s Trinity Lockwood-Morris and Andrew Sullivan are basketball players are St. Joseph.
St. Joseph’s Sullivan, Lockwood-Morris named Trib HSSN scholar-athletes of the month for January
February 9, 2020
The TribLive High School Sports Network is recognizing some of the best and brightest student-athletes in Western Pennsylvania.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Evan Jones works for yardage against the Central Catholic defense during the first half of the second round Class 6A playoffs Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, at Fox Chapel High School.
Western Pa. football players headed to Division I, II programs
February 5, 2020
Here’s a look at where Western Pa. senior football players signed to play at the Division I and II levels, during the early-signing period in December and on Wednesday.

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Bishop Canevin’s Maddie Maziarz and McKeesport’s Devari Robinson.
Bishop Canevin’s Maziarz, McKeesport’s Robinson named Trib HSSN scholar-athletes of the month for December
January 6, 2020
The TribLive High School Sports Network is recognizing some of the best and brightest student-athletes in Western Pennsylvania.

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Rochester’s Alexis Robison and Quigley Catholic’s Hailey Drutarosky fight for a loose ball during semifinal WPIAL action Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019 at North Hills High School.
WPIAL Class A girls basketball preseason breakdown
December 5, 2019
WPIAL girls basketball season will tip off next weekend.

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Noah Johnson and Riley DeRubbo
Trinity’s DeRubbo, Johnson named Trib HSSN scholar-athletes of the month for November
The TribLive High School Sports Network is recognizing some of the best and brightest student-athletes in Western Pennsylvania.

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Bishop Canevin’s Diajha Allen (right) returns to lead the Crusaders in 2019.
WPIAL Class 2A girls basketball preseason breakdown
December 4, 2019
WPIAL girls basketball season will tip off next weekend.

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Carlynton’s Jada Lee drives past Deer Lakes’ Reese Hasley and Cameron Simurda Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019 at Deer Lakes’ High School.
WPIAL Class 3A girls basketball preseason breakdown
December 3, 2019
WPIAL girls basketball season will tip off next weekend.

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North Catholic’s Kylee Lewandowski scores past Central Valley’s Allyson Kirby during the WPIAL Class 4A girls basketball championship at Petersen Events Center.
WPIAL Class 4A girls basketball preseason breakdown
December 2, 2019
WPIAL girls basketball season will tip off next weekend.

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Chartiers Valley’s Megan McConnell drives past Bishop Carroll’s Grace O’Neill during the PIAA Class 5A girls state championship game Saturday, March 23, 2019, at Giant Center in Hershey.
WPIAL Class 5A girls basketball preseason breakdown
December 1, 2019
WPIAL girls basketball season will tip off next weekend.

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Bethel Park’s Olivia Westphal scores past Mt. Lebanon’s Nora Kogan during their game Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, at Bethel Park High School.
WPIAL Class 6A girls basketball preseason breakdown
November 30, 2019
WPIAL girls basketball season will tip off next weekend.

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Avonworth quarterback Park Penrod eludes Riverside’s Kaysen Conver during their WPIAL Class AA semifinal Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at West Allegheny High School.
WPIAL Class 2A football finals primer: Washington vs. Avonworth
November 22, 2019
WPIAL Class 2A championship

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Aliquippa’s Antonio Quinn runs against Clairton’s Isaiah Berry (left) and Jonte Sanders (12) on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019.
WPIAL Class 3A football finals primer: Central Valley vs. Aliquippa
November 15, 2019
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October 24, 2019
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Mt. Lebanon’s Patrick Anderson (left) and North Allegheny’s Daniel McGoey help each other from the finish line at the PIAA cross country championships Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Hershey. Anderson won, and McGoey was third.
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October 23, 2019
For the second straight year, hundreds of high school runners will gather at the Roadman Park Course at Cal (Pa.) on Thursday to compete in the WPIAL cross country championships.

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October 17, 2019
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October 10, 2019
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October 3, 2019
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September 26, 2019
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September 19, 2019
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September 12, 2019
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September 5, 2019
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August 29, 2019
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August 22, 2019
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August 21, 2019
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August 20, 2019
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Members of the Butler competitive spirit squad celebrate a PIAA title at the state championship competition Jan., 12, 2019, in Hershey.
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May 29, 2019
Mother Nature wreaked havoc on the WPIAL softball and baseball championships Wednesday afternoon.

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April 13, 2019
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March 21, 2019
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March 19, 2019
History was made a year ago when Southmoreland captured the WPIAL Class 3A softball title for the first time.

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Mt. Pleasant head coach Chris Brunson hits balls for his team while at practice on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Mt. Pleasant High School.
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March 18, 2019
The Belle Vernon softball team has found itself atop the WPIAL Class 4A ladder the past two seasons.

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March 17, 2019
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March 16, 2019
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February 21, 2019
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February 12, 2019
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October 22, 2021
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October 21, 2021
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Mars’ Aly Cooper (21) celebrates her goal with Piper Coffield during their game against Montour on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, in Robinson. Mars won, 1-0.
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October 20, 2021
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October 14, 2021
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October 11, 2021
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October 7, 2021
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September 30, 2021
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September 24, 2021
A fifth WPIAL Week 4 football game was canceled Friday morning, just hours before the contest was scheduled to begin.

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September 23, 2021
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September 20, 2021
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September 16, 2021
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September 9, 2021
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September 2, 2021
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August 26, 2021
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Mt. Lebanon’s Ashleigh Connor, one of the top scorers in WPIAL girls basketball, announced a commitment to St. Louis on Monday.

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May 22, 2021
North Hills junior thrower Alec Apodaca earned a silver medal in the javelin at the WPIAL Class AAA championships May 19, at Slippery Rock University.

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May 15, 2021
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Ligonier Valley shortstop Haley Boyd works out during practice on Wednesday, March 24, 2021, in Ligonier.
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Norwin first baseman Jayden Walker works out during a scrimmage against Yough on Wednesday, March 17, 2021, at Norwin High School.
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WPIAL baseball players have been waiting nearly two seasons to get back on the field of play after the coronavirus pandemic forced officials to cancel the entire 2020 campaign.

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Lincoln Park’s LA Pratt drives to the basket against Montour’s Vason Stevenson during their WPIAL Class 4A semifinal on Thursday, March 11, 2021, in Midland.
How to watch Monday’s WPIAL basketball championships on Trib HSSN
March 15, 2021
The final four WPIAL basketball championship games will be played tonight at a pair of high school gymnasiums, and a quartet of teams will be rewarded for persevering during an unprecedented 2020-21 season.

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South Allegheny’s Omar Faulkner dunks against Shady Side Academy on Feb. 17, 2021, in Fox Chapel.
WPIAL Class 3A boys basketball championship breakdown: South Allegheny vs. Ellwood City
March 14, 2021
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Rochester’s Corynne Hauser blocks a shot by West Greene’s Jersey Wise during the WPIAL Class A championship game Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, at Petersen Events Center.
WPIAL Class A girls basketball championship breakdown: Rochester vs. West Greene
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Trinity’s Alyssia Clutter drives past Moon’s Sophia Mancini during their game Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, at Moon Area High School.
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North Catholic’s Dacia Lewandowski battles Mohawk’s Erynne Capalbo for a rebound during their game on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, in Cranberry.
How to watch Saturday’s WPIAL basketball championships on Trib HSSN
March 13, 2021
Four more WPIAL basketball championship games will be played tonight at a pair of high school gymnasiums, and a quartet of teams will be rewarded for persevering during an unprecedented 2020-21 season.

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Mohawk’s Hannah McDanel pressures North Catholic’s Tori Drevna during their game on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, in Cranberry.
WPIAL Class 3A girls basketball championship breakdown: North Catholic vs. Mohawk
March 12, 2021
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North Allegheny’s Emma Fischer (left) celebrates with Paige Morningstar after hitting a 3-pointer against Penn-Trafford during their game on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, at Penn-Trafford High School.
WPIAL Class 6A girls basketball championship breakdown: North Allegheny vs. Upper St. Clair
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OLSH’s Dante Spadafora (11) celebrates with B.J. Vaughn after a Chargers score next to Springdale’s Logan Reddinger on Feb. 5.
WPIAL Class 2A boys basketball championship breakdown: OLSH vs. Greensburg C.C.
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Upper St. Clair’s John Sukernek celebrates after scoring next to Butler’s Devin Carney during their WPIAL Class 6A semifinal on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, at Upper St. Clair High School.
How to watch the WPIAL basketball finals on Trib HSSN
The first four of 12 WPIAL basketball championship games will be played tonight at a pair of high school gymnasiums, and a quartet of teams will be rewarded for persevering during an unprecedented 2020-21 season.

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Serra Catholic’s Grace Navarro drives as Winchester Thurston’s Octava Chitty defends in a WPIAL Class 2A semifinal Tuesday, March 9, 2021.
WPIAL Class 2A girls basketball championship breakdown: Neshannock vs. Serra Catholic
March 11, 2021
WPIAL Class 2A girls basketball championship

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Quaker Valley’s Lily Johns (13) celebrates with Corinne Washington in the final minute of their game against Blackhawk on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021, at Quaker Valley High School.
WPIAL Class 4A girls basketball championship breakdown: Beaver vs. Quaker Valley
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North Allegheny’s Dylan Coy celebrates after defeating Waynesburg’s Mac Church at 120 pounds during the WPIAL Class AAA individual wrestling championship on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, at Canon-McMillan High School.
North Journal notebook: North Allegheny’s Coy wins WPIAL wrestling title
March 6, 2021
Dylan Coy can now call himself a WPIAL champion.

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The 2020-21 WPIAL swimming qualifiers from Mt. Pleasant include, in front, from left, Gianna Fleck, Ashlyn Hornick, Morgan Baughman; middle, Trinity Graft, McKenna Mizikar, Paige Richter, SaraJo Gardner, Reegan Brown; back, Daniel Lynch, Andy Davis, Ben Fisher, Matthew Koch, Brenden Korpiel and Joe Barrick.
Mt. Pleasant relay teams eager to hit pool for WPIAL meet
March 4, 2021
It might be tough for a four-member relay team to socially distance while standing on top of an awards podium, but members of the Mt. Pleasant girls swim team would like the opportunity to try.

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Central Valley’s Carolyn Grimm (first), Hopewell’s Ashlynn Ealy (second) and Hempfield’s Kayce Tomasic (third) were the top finishers in the Diamond Division at the WPIAL gymnastics championships Feb. 27, 2021, at Moon.
Central Valley gymnasts sweep WPIAL individual championships
February 27, 2021
Central Valley gymnasts capped off the program’s championship weekend with a clean sweep.

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North Allegheny’s Nick Gorman won the Section 3 title at 126 pounds.
North Journal notebook: 8 North Allegheny wrestlers advance to WPIALs
The North Allegheny wrestling team was well represented at Saturday’s WPIAL Class AAA championships after an impressive finish at the Section 3 tournament Feb. 20.

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Chartiers Valley’s Brayden Reynolds drives to the basket past New Castle’s Donny Cade during their game on Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, at New Castle High School.
Trib HSSN to unveil WPIAL basketball playoff pairings tonight
February 23, 2021
The largest field in the history of the WPIAL basketball playoffs provided quite a challenge for the district’s basketball committee members.

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North Allegheny’s Cam Phillips drives past Oakland Catholic’s Halena Hill during their game on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021, at North Allegheny High School.
North Journal notebook: North Allegheny girls basketball keeps rolling
February 20, 2021
It was 16 up and 16 down for the North Allegheny basketball, which started the season 16-0 after recent victories over Class 5A power Chartiers Valley, as well as Baldwin and Pine-Richland.

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Members of the 2020-21 North Allegheny girls wrestling team are, from left, assistant coach Amanda Walker, Taylor Stover, Hannah Williams, Leyna Rumpler and head coach Dan Heckert.
Trio of female wrestlers make history at North Allegheny
February 13, 2021
High school students certainly spend a lot of time learning about history. Not many of those students get to make history.

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North Hills quarterback Ethan Marker throws during workouts Thursday, July 30, 2020 at Martorelli Stadium.
North Journal notebook: North Allegheny, North Hills football players sign letters of intent
February 7, 2021
Four senior North Allegheny football players made their future plans official on national signing day Feb. 3.

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Pine-Richland’s Sam Neill (3) celebrates his second quarter interception with Jeremiah Hasley next to Upper St. Clair’s Aidan Besselman during their game Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, at Upper St. Clair.
Western Pa. football players in 2021 recruiting class headed to Division I, II programs
February 3, 2021
Here’s a look at where Western Pennsylvania senior football players signed to play at the Division I and II levels during the early-signing period in December and Wednesday.

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North Journal notebook: North Allegheny wrestlers sweep 3 duals
January 23, 2021
Nicholas Gorman, Adam Rohan, Aidan Buggey and Brady Leczo had pins to lead North Allegheny to a 63-11 Class 3A, Section 3B wrestling victory over North Hills on Jan. 20.

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North Allegheny’s Dylan Coy wrestles South Park’s Joey Fischer at the 2020 Allegheny County Tournament at Fox Chapel High School on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020.
North Journal notebook: North Allegheny wrestlers start strong at host invitational
January 16, 2021
North Allegheny welcomed eight wrestling teams to the Wright Automotive Invitational on Jan. 9.

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Central Catholic’s Josh Altman (19) and Matthew Aulicino (55) pave the way for a first down carry by Eddy Tillman during the WPIAL Class 6A championship game against North Allegheny Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, at Martorelli Stadium.
Pair of North Allegheny, Central Catholic standouts earn Class 6A all-state honors
December 23, 2020
Talented football players filled the field at North Hills’ Martorelli Stadium for the WPIAL Class 6A championship game.

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Pine-Richland quarterback Cole Spencer celebrates as he scores during the first quarter of the PIAA Class 5A championship game against Cathedral Prep on Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, at Hersheypark Stadium.
Pine-Richland’s Cole Spencer tabbed state’s Class 5A Player of the Year
Postseason honors continue to roll in for Pine-Richland’s Cole Spencer.

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Thomas Jefferson quarterback Jake Pugh celebrates after scoring the winning touchdown in overtime during the WPIAL Class 4A championship game against Aliquippa on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, at North Allegheny.
Thomas Jefferson trio earns all-state honors in Class 4A
The Thomas Jefferson football team added to an already crowded trophy case this season by capturing WPIAL and PIAA championships.

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Central Valley’s Myles Walker catches a long pass in front of Wyomissing Area’s Nevin Carter during the third quarter of the PIAA Class 3A championship game on Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, at Hersheypark Stadium.
WPIAL football players sign with Division I FBS, FCS programs
December 16, 2020
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Mohawk’s Nadia Lape (24) celebrates with teammates as time expires in their PIAA Class 3A second round state playoff game against Calynton Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at North Allegheny High School.
Trib HSSN 2020-21 WPIAL Class 3A girls basketball preseason breakdown
December 8, 2020
Getting to the WPIAL girls basketball finals will take more dedication and focus than ever this season.

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Southmoreland’s Gracie Spadaro (15) and Maddie Moore celebrate after defeating McKeesport Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, at Southmoreland High School.
Trib HSSN 2020-21 WPIAL Class 4A girls basketball preseason breakdown
December 7, 2020
Getting to the WPIAL girls basketball finals will take even more dedication and focus than ever this season.

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Chartiers Valley’s Aislin Malcolm celebrates with Megan McConnell next to Moon’s Brianna Toal during their game Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, at Moon Area High School.
Trib HSSN 2020-21 WPIAL Class 5A girls basketball preseason breakdown
December 6, 2020
Getting to the WPIAL girls basketball finals will take even more dedication and focus than ever this season.

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Laurel Highlands’ Rodney Gallagher celebrates as time expires in the WPIAL Class 5A championship game against Mars Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, at Petersen Events Center.
Trib HSSN 2020-21 WPIAL Class 5A boys basketball preseason breakdown
This will surely be a boys basketball season like no other.

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North Allegheny’s Jadyn Perkins scores over Pine-Richland’s Makayla Roy and next to Paige Miller during a match in October.
North Journal notebook: North Allegheny girls volleyball returns to WPIAL final
November 7, 2020
The North Allegheny girls volleyball team found itself in a familiar position Saturday — playing for a WPIAL Class 4A title.

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Pine-Richland’s Luke Miller lays out to pull in a catch past Penn Hills’ Dontae Pollard Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020 at Penn Hills High School.
Trib HSSN’s WPIAL football playoffs primer for Nov. 6, 2020
November 6, 2020
Ten WPIAL football teams will punch their tickets to the championships tonight, while two others will battle for district gold.

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Pine-Richland quarterback Cole Spencer carries past Upper St. Clair’s Joseph Houck during the third quarter Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, at Upper St. Clair.
Trib HSSN football players to watch in Week 9
November 5, 2020
Here are four WPIAL football players to watch for during Week 9:

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Latrobe’s Alex Walker celebrates with his teammates after scoring during the PIHL Class AA semifinals against Hempfield at Robert Morris’ Island Sports Center on Neville Island on March 11, 2020.
With safety protocols in place, PIHL season set to begin
November 1, 2020
Ice rinks across Western Pennsylvania again will be put to use Monday night when the PIHL commences the varsity high school hockey season.

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North Allegheny defeated Seneca Valley, 21-10, in the championship game of the 2020 Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Softball League playoff tournament Oct. 25 at Mt. Lebanon’s Middle Field.
North Allegheny celebrates 4th WPISL championship
October 31, 2020
Players and coaches sprinted from the dugouts, swarming teammates on the field in celebration.

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North Allegheny’s Evan Anderson (7) celebrates his goal with 
Evan Cole (16) and Kensly Owens on Oct. 27 during their WPIAL Class 4A first-round playoff game against Allderdice.
North Journal notebook: North Allegheny boys soccer advances
Jonathan Swann had two goals and Ben Christian, Evan Anderson and Kensly Owens also scored to lead No. 6 North Allegheny (13-3-1) to a 5-1 victory over No. 11 Allderdice (5-6-1) in a WPIAL Class 4A boys soccer game Oct. 27.

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Fort Cherry girls volleyball forced to forfeit playoff match
October 30, 2020
One of the WPIAL’s top girls volleyball teams in Class A will not get a chance to play for a district title.

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Gateway’s Derrick Davis breaks in the clear against Woodland Hills Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020 at the Wolvarena.
Trib HSSN’s WPIAL football playoffs primer
The past three months of training and grinding through regular season games has led up to tonight as 44 high school football teams will kick off postseason play in the WPIAL playoffs.

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Chartiers Valley’s Jordan Demus carries against Aliquippa’s Isaiah Gilbert on Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, at The Pit.
Trib HSSN football players to watch in Week 8
October 29, 2020
Here are four WPIAL football players to watch for during Week 8:

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Freeport head coach Tom Phillips speaks to the team against Hampton Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020 at Hampton High School.
Trib HSSN unveils WPIAL girls volleyball playoff pairings
October 26, 2020
Sixty-eight high school girls volleyball teams learn their path to the WPIAL finals today.

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Members of the North Allegheny water polo team compete during a 2020 match.
North Journal notebook: North Allegheny water polo teams look to reach states
October 25, 2020
It’s the best time of the year for members of the North Allegheny water polo teams.

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North Catholic’s Kyle Tipinski stiff-arms Freeport Area’s Zach Clark Friday, Oct. 23, 2020 at Mars Area High School.
Trib HSSN to unveil WPIAL football playoff pairings
October 24, 2020
Anticipation for the WPIAL football playoffs has been building for weeks.

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Upper St. Clair quarterback Ethan Dahlem stiff-arms Bethel Park’s Aidan Currie during the first quarter of their game Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, at Upper St. Clair.
Trib HSSN football players to watch in Week 7
October 22, 2020
Here are four WPIAL football players to watch for during Week 7:

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Norwin’s Aiden Carson past Central Catholic defenders during the second half on Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, in Oakland. Norwin won, 3-1.
Watch: Trib HSSN unveils WPIAL soccer playoff pairings
October 21, 2020
The WPIAL soccer playoffs have arrived.

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North Journal notebook: North Allegheny field hockey rebounds
October 17, 2020
The North Allegheny field hockey team hit the midseason portion of its schedule with a record of 3-3.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Joey Daniels (3) looks to pass the ball against Central Catholic during their game at Graham Field in Wilkinsburg on Friday, Oct. 9, 2020.
Trib HSSN football players to watch in Week 6
October 15, 2020
Here are four WPIAL football players to watch for during Week 6:

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North Allegheny’s Jenny Zhu competes against Shady Side Academy during the WPIAL Class AAA team championship Thursday, Oct. 19, 2018, at Hampton.
North Journal notebook: North Allegheny tennis earns playoff berth
October 10, 2020
North Allegheny girls tennis capped off section play last week by sweeping North Hills, gaining momentum ahead of the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs.

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California running back Jaeden Zuzak works out during practice on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020.
Trib HSSN football players to watch in Week 5
October 8, 2020
Here are four WPIAL football players to watch for during Week 5:

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North Allegheny’s Paige Morningstar gets a kill past Canon-McMillan’s Samantha Parker during the WPIAL Class 4A championships last year at Fox Chapel Area High School.
North Journal notebook: North Allegheny volleyball returns to court
October 3, 2020
It was a triumphant return to the court for the North Allegheny girls volleyball team last week.

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Blackhawk quarterback Carson Davidson throws a pass during practice on Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, in Chippewa.
Trib HSSN football players to watch in Week 4
October 1, 2020
Here are four WPIAL football players to watch for during Week 4:

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North Allegheny golfers earn trip to semifinals
September 26, 2020
North Allegheny seniors Adam Steinmetz and Portland Canovali enjoyed their home course advantage last week, securing a place in the WPIAL Class AAA boys golf semifinals at the Section 3 qualifier at North Park Golf Course.

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Vote for the Week 4 HSSN Game of the Week
September 24, 2020
The TribLive High School Sports Network is giving fans the power to choose the Week 4 Game of the Week for Oct. 2.

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Seneca Valley quarterback Dustin Horn throws during work outs Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at Seneca Valley High School.
Trib HSSN football players to watch in Week 3
Here are four WPIAL football players to watch for during Week 3:

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Brashear receiver Ta’Mere Robinson catches a pass during practice on Sept. 8, 2020.
City League football preview: Title up for grabs during unique season
At long last, kickoff has arrived for City League football teams.

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North Hills girls volleyball coach Vicky Danko is in her second season on the bench.
Fast start provides boost to North Hills girls volleyball team
September 19, 2020
Getting on the court was a victory in itself, but the North Hills girls volleyball team took it a step further when it kicked off its season Sept. 15.

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Armstrong quarterback Cadin Olsen throws during workouts Thursday, July 15, 2020 at Armstrong High School.
Trib HSSN football players to watch in Week 2
September 17, 2020
Here are four WPIAL football players to watch for during Week 2:

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Trib HSSN previews WPIAL football season in Gameplan 2020
September 11, 2020
The Tribune-Review and TribLive High School Sports Network presents, GAMEPLAN 2020, an in-depth look at the upcoming high school football season in Western Pa. It is designed to serve as a reference for high school football fans throughout the season. Inside the 132-page edition, you will find preview stories for every team in the WPIAL, […]

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Bethel Park lineman go through drills during workouts Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020 at Bethel Park High School.
Trib HSSN has you covered in Week 1
The TribLive High School Sports Network is giving football fans the best seat in the house.

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Rankin off to fast start for North Allegheny girls golf
September 10, 2020
Katie Rose Rankin has set the pace this season for the North Allegheny girls golf team.

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North Allegheny’s Khalil Dinkins works out with teammates during practice on Thursday, July 2, 2020, in McCandless.
Trib HSSN football players to watch in Week 1
Here are four WPIAL football players to watch during Week 1:

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South Allegheny’s Omir Faulkner goes through drills during workouts Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020 at South Allegheny High School.
South Allegheny looks to finish strong under new head coach
September 6, 2020
It was a different type of offseason for high school football teams across the country, given the restrictions brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Bishop Canevin head coach Richard Johnson during workouts Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at Bishop Canevin High School.
Bishop Canevin ready to rebuild brick by brick
September 5, 2020
Building takes time … brick by brick.

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Ambridge lineman Brandon Hare (right) works with his linemates during practice Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, at Moe Rubenstein Stadium.
Ambridge works to get up to speed before season-opener
August 26, 2020
Veteran football coach Don Phillips had a quick response when asked of his biggest concern entering the 2020 season, his second at the helm at Ambridge.

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Hopewell lineman Rocco Vespaziani works out during practice on Aug. 11, 2020, in Hopewell.
Improvements in strength, conditioning to be key for Hopewell
Hopewell was a first-half football team a year ago. The Vikings came out strong each game with energy, excitement and the competitive juices flowing.

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Fort Cherry head coach Tanner Garry during workouts Monday, Aug. 3, 2020 Fort Cherry High School.
Tanner Garry looks to restore tradition at alma mater Fort Cherry
August 25, 2020
Tanner Garry remembers fondly his playing days at Fort Cherry.

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Shenango quarterback Reis Watkins throws a pass during practice on Aug. 10, 2020, in Shenango.
Shenango to lean on versatile Reis Watkins in move to Big Seven
The plan was always to get the ball in Reis Watkins’ hands.

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Quaker Valley quarterback Patrick Cutchember works out during practice on Aug. 12, 2020, in Leetsdale.
Quaker Valley’s young, battle-tested roster ready to rebound
There are just three seniors on the Quaker Valley football roster this fall.

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Trinity’s Tyson Brophy goes through drills during workouts Thursday, Aug.20, 2020 at Trinity Middle School.
With coach in their corner, Trinity seniors set to showcase their skills
August 23, 2020
Trinity football coach Jon Miller spent time during pandemic quarantine promoting his rising senior players on Twitter.

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Latrobe’s Ainsley Novotny grabs a pass from a teammate during a girls lacrosse match against Greensburg Salem on March 27, 2019 at Offutt Field in Greensburg.
Senior Spotlight: Latrobe captain hoped to lift Wildcats into title contention
June 7, 2020
Editor’s note: Each day, Trib HSSN will spotlight WPIAL spring athletes whose senior years were cut short by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Franklin Regional’s Noelle Boyd is a member of the Class of 2020.
Senior Spotlight: Franklin Regional lacrosse standout denied shot at championship, still gets a parade
June 4, 2020
Editor’s note: Each day, Trib HSSN will spotlight WPIAL spring athletes whose senior years were cut short by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Upper St. Clair’s Lauren Hart is a member of the Class of 2020.
Senior Spotlight: Preseason trip provided lasting memories for Division I-bound USC midfielder
May 31, 2020
Editor’s note: Each day, Trib HSSN will spotlight WPIAL spring athletes whose senior years were cut short by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Mt. Lebanon’s John Sramac (right) is a member of the Class of 2020.
Senior Spotlight: Mt. Lebanon 100-goal scorer wanted more for himself, team
May 30, 2020
Editor’s note: Each day, Trib HSSN will spotlight WPIAL spring athletes whose senior years were cut short by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Seton LaSalle’s Mikaela Staranko is a member of the Class of 2020.
Senior Spotlight: Seton LaSalle’s All-WPIAL goalie to start anew at Youngstown State
May 20, 2020
Editor’s note: Each day, Trib HSSN will spotlight WPIAL spring athletes whose senior years were cut short by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Seneca Valley’s Noah VandeWater competes against Canon-McMillan during a scrimmage March 10, 2020.
Senior Spotlight: Seneca Valley senior maintains love of lacrosse despite pandemic
May 19, 2020
Editor’s note: Each day, Trib HSSN will spotlight WPIAL spring athletes whose senior years were cut short by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Peters Township’s MacKenzie Lehman is a member of the Class of 2020.
Senior Spotlight: Peters Township All-American relished impromptu senior ceremony
May 11, 2020
Editor’s note: Each day, Trib HSSN will spotlight WPIAL spring athletes whose senior years were cut short by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Moon’s Alek Beddings is a member of the Class of 2020.
Senior Spotlight: Moon’s opening scrimmage a highlight for Beddings’ lacrosse season
May 9, 2020
Editor’s note: Each day, Trib HSSN will spotlight WPIAL spring athletes whose senior years were cut short by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Moon’s Zack Jadlocki is a member of the Class of 2020.
Senior Spotlight: Moon lacrosse player takes up new hobby before putting his head in the stars
May 7, 2020
Editor’s note: Each day, Trib HSSN will spotlight WPIAL spring athletes whose senior years were cut short by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Canon-McMillan senior Ashley Irwin (right) will continue her lacrosse career at IUP.
Senior Spotlight: Lacrosse only part of Irwin’s starring role at Canon-McMillan
May 3, 2020
Editor’s note: Each day, Trib HSSN will spotlight WPIAL spring athletes whose senior years were cut short by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Plum senior Carli Chini missed out on her final girls lacrosse season in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Senior Spotlight: Plum lacrosse player spending spring as ‘essential worker’
April 27, 2020
Editor’s note: Each day, Trib HSSN will spotlight a WPIAL spring athlete whose senior year has been cut short by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Butler senior high jumper Sami Taoufik is a Penn State recruit.
Senior spotlight: WPIAL high jump gold medalist had more championship aspirations
April 19, 2020
Editor’s note: Each day, Trib HSSN will spotlight a WPIAL spring athlete whose senior year has been cut short by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Kiski Area’s Jack Blumer, Jack Dilts and Dom Giordano hold the team trophy at the Eastern Area Wrestling Invitational on Saturday at Gateway High School.
Scholarship offers start flowing in for Kiski Area defensive end Dilts
April 17, 2020
College football coaches aren’t saddled with leading spring practices or monitoring workouts or even attending daylong meetings on campus during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Laurel Highlands’ Rodney Gallagher celebrates after defeating Mars in the WPIAL Class 5A championship game Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, at Petersen Events Center.
Area freshmen garner offers from Michigan
A pair of Western Pennsylvania freshmen have stepped into the recruiting spotlight this week.

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Penn-Trafford’s Matt Wilkie tries to escape a tackle attempt by Greensburg Salem’s Jake Hoyle of the red squad Friday, June 15, 2018 during the 2018 Westmoreland County Coaches Association’s Foothills All-Star Classic at Hempfield Area High School.
BeeGraphix Great 38 football all-star game canceled
April 15, 2020
A day after Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association officials called off the annual Big 33 Football Classic and East-West all-star football game, another all-star contest was canceled because of the coronavirus outbreak.

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North Allegheny catcher Pat Trettel tags out Connellsville’s Ryan Murphy, as home plate umpire Tom Evans makes the call during their WPIAL Class AAAA playoff game Thursday at Matulevic Field in Shaler. NA won, 7-2.
WPIAL board welcomes new members, bids farewell to 3 others
The WPIAL board of directors bid farewell to three members Wednesday during its annual meeting.

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McKeesport’s Deamontae Diggs pulls in a touchdown pass over Penn-Trafford’s Brad Ford in the first quarter Friday Sept. 13, 2019 at Penn-Trafford High School.
McKeesport’s Deamontae Diggs signs with Youngstown State
One of the most talented senior athletes in Western Pennsylvania has decided where he will be competing next fall. And also what sport he will be playing.

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Penn-Trafford’s Gabe Dunlap gains yardage against Peters Township in the first half during the WPIAL Class 5A semifinals Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at West Mifflin High School.
WPIAL announces James Collins Scholar-Athlete scholarship award winners
The WPIAL announced the 20 winners of its annual James Collins Scholar-Athlete scholarship awards during its annual meeting Wednesday.

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Aliquippa’s Darrelle Revis scores the winning touchdown against Northern Lehigh in the 2003 PIAA championship game.
Aliquippa great Darrelle Revis headlines 14th annual WPIAL Hall of Fame class
April 14, 2020
Darrelle Revis was one of the NFL’s all-time great cornerbacks for the Jets, Patriots, Bucs and Chiefs. He was a Super Bowl champion, four-time All-Pro and seven-time Pro Bowl selection.

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North Hills’ Lirion Murtezi (Center) holds the Big 33 trophy with teammates Monday, May 27, 2019.
Big 33, East-West all-star football games canceled
Organizers for the Big 33 Football Classic and East-West Game hoped the annual all-star games could be played over Memorial Day weekend.

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WPIAL associate executive director Amy Scheuneman introduces the 14th annual WPIAL Hall of Fame class on April 14, 2020, at the WPIAL office in Green Tree.
WPIAL announces 14th Hall of Fame class inductees, award winners
The 14th annual class of the WPIAL Hall of Fame is unlike any that came before it.

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Franklin Regional’s Jo-Michelle “JoJo” Huczko
Senior spotlight: WPIAL pole vault champ takes talents into kitchen
April 12, 2020
Editor’s note: Each day, Trib HSSN will spotlight a WPIAL spring athlete whose senior year has been cut short by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Emelia Krakora is a Bowdoin lacrosse recruit.
Senior spotlight: Mt. Lebanon’s Emelia Krakora looks forward to future in lacrosse
April 11, 2020
Editor’s note: Each day, Trib HSSN will spotlight a WPIAL spring athlete whose senior year has been cut short by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Mars’ Michael Carmody battles Laurel Highlands’ Nick Egnot for a rebound during the WPIAL Class 5A championship game Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, at Petersen Events Center.
Pair of young stars join senior-heavy Trib 10 boys basketball all-star team
April 10, 2020
This year’s Trib 10 boys basketball all-star team is a senior-heavy group, with two young and talented exceptions.

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Chartiers Valley’s Megan McConnell (right) and Aislin Malcolm battle Trinity’s Riley DeRubbo for a loose ball during the WPIAL Class 5A championship game against Trinity Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, at Petersen Events Center.
PIAA officials cancel spring sports season, winter sports championships
April 9, 2020
For nearly a month, high school student-athletes held out hope they could return to normalcy on the fields, courts and track.

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North Allegheny’s Isaiah Davis (14) competes against Shaler on April 2, 2019 at North Allegheny.
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Editor’s note: Each day, Trib HSSN will spotlight a WPIAL spring athlete whose senior year has been put on hold by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Butler’s Ethan Morton (25) celebrates after beating Mt. Lebanon in their WPIAL Class 6A championship game at Petersen Events Center on Feb. 29, 2020.
Butler’s Ethan Morton named Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Player of the Year
April 8, 2020
Ethan Morton just wants to play basketball.

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Elizabeth Forward’s Chase Whatton competes during the 2019 football season.
Scholarship offers rolling in for Elizabeth Forward’s Chase Whatton
It’s been a pretty productive offseason for Elizabeth Forward junior Chase Whatton.

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Peters Township’s Donovan McMillon knocks the ball loose in front of Woodland Hills’ Eshawn Carter on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019 at the Wolvarena.
Peters Township’s Donovan McMillon adds LSU offer
April 7, 2020
Donovan McMillon announced his top 15 schools late last month, narrowing a growing list of football scholarship offers.

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Plum’s Kennedie Montue (21) competes against West Allegheny Jan. 4, 2020 at Plum.
Plum’s Kennedie Montue named Valley News Dispatch Girls Basketball Player of the Year
April 5, 2020
Valley News Dispatch Girls Basketball Player of the Year

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Highlands’ Johnny Crise celebrates as time winds down in the WPIAL Class 4A championship game against Belle Vernon on Feb. 29, 2020, at Petersen Events Center.
Highlands’ Johnny Crise named Valley News Dispatch Boys Basketball Player of the Year
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Mt. Lebanon’s Maddie Reisinger competes during the 2019 season.
Senior spotlight: All-American girls lacrosse player aims to give Mt. Lebanon shot at WPIAL title
April 4, 2020
Editor’s note: Each day, Trib HSSN will spotlight a WPIAL spring athlete whose senior year has been put on hold by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Franklin Regional’s Mason Spears wrestles Sam Hayes of Council Rock North in the 145 pound weight class in class AAA during the PIAA state wrestling tournament on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at the Giant Center in Hershey.
Franklin Regional wrestler Spears chooses Brown, will enroll in 2021
April 3, 2020
Mason Spears has aspirations of being a surgeon.

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Peters Township’s Corban Hondru sacks Gateway quarterback Bryson Venanzio during the WPIAL Class 5A championship game Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, at Norwin High School.
Peters Township’s Corban Hondru commits to Miami (Ohio)
Corban Hondru will continue to wear the red and white at the college level.

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Burrell’s Tyler Stewart signed with the <a href="https://www.fairbanksicedogs.com/" target="_blank">Fairbanks Ice Dogs</a> on Wednesday.
Burrell hockey star Stewart headed to Alaska for next step in pro dream
April 2, 2020
Tyler Stewart is headed back to the world of junior hockey and continuing his path toward a professional career.

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The 2020 Mt. Lebanon boys lacrosse team features 13 senior players.
Mt. Lebanon boys lacrosse featured on ESPN’s ‘Senior Night’ segment
The Mt. Lebanon boys lacrosse team has yet to play an official game this spring but received recognition on national television Wednesday night.

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Scott Arnold was hired March 30, 2020, as the new Franklin Regional girls soccer coach.
Scott Arnold takes over Franklin Regional girls soccer program
April 1, 2020
Scott Arnold has spent parts of the past 20-plus years coaching various levels of club soccer.

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Central Catholic’s Gus Sunseri (2) plays against Seneca Valley on Aug. 30, 2019, in Jackson.
Big 33, East-West football all-star games still planned for Memorial Day weekend
The Big 33 Football Classic and East-West Game remain scheduled for Memorial Day weekend, according to Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association executive director Garry Cathell.

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Baldwin’s Dorien Ford earned a scholarship offer from Arizona on Tuesday.
Baldwin’s Dorien Ford draws Arizona offer
March 31, 2020
Baldwin’s Dorien Ford has scholarship offers from teams in the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12 and SEC.

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Upper St. Clair’s David Pantelis (11) stretches to attempt to catch a pass during their game against Penn-Trafford at West Mifflin High School on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019.
WPIAL’s leading wide receiver David Pantelis adds Power 5 offer
March 30, 2020
David Pantelis has put education at the forefront of his football recruiting process.

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Pine-Richland’s Luke Miller (7) makes a catch against North Allegheny during a WPIAL Class 6A semifinal game Nov. 8, 2019 at Pine-Richland.
Busy week of recruiting for Pine-Richland’s Luke Miller
March 27, 2020
Pine-Richland playmaker Luke Miller has seen quite and uptick in his recruiting this week.

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Seton LaSalle’s Emma Walsh (12) competes against South Park.
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High school basketball fans can relive a special moment for Emma Walsh and the Seton LaSalle girls basketball team.

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Central Valley’s Stephon Hall (25) and Hunter Mitchell celebrate after stopping Aliquippa on a two-point conversion in overtime during the WPIAL Class 3A championship game Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, at Heinz Field.
Central Valley safety Stephon Hall adds WVU, Navy scholarship offers
The coronavirus pandemic has kept Central Valley junior safety Stephon Hall from taking visits to colleges around the region.

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Pine-Richland’s Miguel Jackson celebrtaes a sack against Penn Hills on Aug. 23, 2019, in Pine.
Pine-Richland’s Miguel Jackson adds Navy offer
March 26, 2020
One of the top defensive ends in Western Pennsylvania has made quite an impression on college programs.

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Ohio High School Athletic Association cancels winter sports championships
The winter season is over for high school athletes in Ohio.

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Butler’s Ethan Morton celebrates after being fouled in overtime during a WPIAL Class 6A semifinal against Upper St. Clair Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, at Robert Morris University.
Butler’s Ethan Morton named Gatorade Pennsylvania Player of the Year
The Butler boys basketball team still has a shot to win a PIAA Class 6A title if the season continues.

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Peters Township’s Corban Hondru scores a first-quarter touchdown against Woodland Hills Friday, Sept. 6, 2019 at the Wolvarena.
Scholarship offers piling up for Peters Township’s Corban Hondru
March 25, 2020
Peters Township junior Corban Hondru has been active this week … on social media, at least.

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Latrobe’s Lex Pynos participates in the girls 400 meter relay final during the Wildcat Invitational Track Meet held at Latrobe Memorial Stadium on Saturday, April 13, 2019.
Early-season track and field invitationals canceled
Two of the area’s marquee track and field invitationals have been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Latrobe’s Logan Gustafson during baseball practice at Greater Latrobe High School in Unity Township on Wednesday, March 6, 2020.
PIAA extends postponement of spring sports, winter championships
March 23, 2020
There’s still hope for high school sports to be held this spring.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Alyssa DeAngelo and OLSH’s Jake DiMichele.
Thomas Jefferson’s DeAngelo, OLSH’s DiMichele named Trib HSSN scholar-athletes of the month for February
March 10, 2020
The TribLive High School Sports Network is recognizing some of the best and brightest student-athletes in Western Pennsylvania.

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Hempfield’s Francesca Nemetz competes in the girls’ butterfly against Franklin Regional on Friday, Dec. 20, 2019 at Franklin Regional Middle School.
Westmoreland swimmers, divers set for PIAA championships
March 1, 2020
After two days of championship swims and other top performances at Pitt’s Trees Pool, WPIAL individuals and relays are preparing for the PIAA Class AAA and AA meets March 11-14 at Bucknell.

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Mars’ Michael Carmody battles Laurel Highlands’ Nick Egnot for a rebound during the WPIAL Class 5A championship game Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, at Petersen Events Center.
WPIAL basketball teams qualify for PIAA playoffs
February 29, 2020
With the WPIAL basketball championships complete, District 7 teams can turn their attention to the PIAA playoffs.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Jake Hoffman drives to the basket past Central Catholic’s Ben Sarson during their WPIAL Class 6A semifinal Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, at Robert Morris University.
Watch Day 3 of WPIAL basketball championships on Trib HSSN
Five more WPIAL championship trophies will be awarded Saturday at Pitt’s Petersen Events Center as the district basketball finals conclude.

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Mt. Pleasant’s Heather Gardner competes in the girls 100 breaststroke during the 2020 AA WPIAL Swimming and Diving Championship at Trees Pool on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020.
Mt. Pleasant’s Gardner ‘phenomenal’ at WPIAL swim meet, winning 6th gold
February 28, 2020
Heather Gardner’s closest competitor called her “phenomenal.”

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Franklin Regional’s Ryan McFaden competes in the boys 500 freestyle during the 2020 AAA WPIAL Swimming and Diving Championship at Trees Pool on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020.
Franklin Regional finishes strong at WPIAL Class AAA swim meet
There’s something to be said for going out on a high note.

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North Allegheny swimmers raise their trophy after winning the 2020 AAA WPIAL Swimming Championship at Trees Pool on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020.
North Allegheny again sweeps WPIAL Class AAA swimming championships
Most high school swim teams don’t practice cannonballs.

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Gateway’s Olivia Livingston competes in the girls 100 freestyle during the 2020 AAA WPIAL Swimming and Diving Championship at Trees Pool on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020.
Gateway’s Livingston joins WPIAL swimming elite as 8-time champion
As Gateway’s Olivia Livingston stepped on the medals podium at Pitt’s Trees Pool on Friday morning, she also found her place in WPIAL history — right at the top.

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Quaker Valley’s Alex Wagner competes in the boys 200 individual medley during the 2020 AA WPIAL Swimming and Diving Championship at Trees Pool on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020.
How to watch Day 2 of WPIAL basketball, swimming championships on Trib HSSN
Can’t get to Oakland today? Well, then catch all the action from the second day of the WPIAL swimming and basketball championships on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Belle Vernon’s Ian Shahan competes in the boys’ 100 yard backstroke at Derry Area High School during the 2019 Westmoreland County Coaches Association Swimming Championship Meet on Saturday, January 26, 2019.
How to watch 2020 WPIAL swimming, basketball championships
February 27, 2020
It will be a day of gold medals and golden basketball trophies.

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North Catholic’s Emma Pospisil drives past Freeport’s Melaina Dezort during their game Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, at Freeport Middle School.
WPIAL releases 2019-20 basketball playoff pairings
February 11, 2020
The North Catholic girls basketball team has grown accustomed to hoisting the WPIAL championship trophy.

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Butler’s Raine Gratzmiller drives to the basket against Pine-Richland’s Levi Wentz during their game Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, at Pine-Richland High School.
Live: Trib HSSN reveals the WPIAL basketball playoff pairings
It’s time for the postseason, and Trib HSSN has you covered as the WPIAL girls and boys basketball playoff pairings are announced Tuesday night.

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St. Joseph’s Trinity Lockwood-Morris and Andrew Sullivan are basketball players are St. Joseph.
St. Joseph’s Sullivan, Lockwood-Morris named Trib HSSN scholar-athletes of the month for January
February 9, 2020
The TribLive High School Sports Network is recognizing some of the best and brightest student-athletes in Western Pennsylvania.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Evan Jones works for yardage against the Central Catholic defense during the first half of the second round Class 6A playoffs Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, at Fox Chapel High School.
Western Pa. football players headed to Division I, II programs
February 5, 2020
Here’s a look at where Western Pa. senior football players signed to play at the Division I and II levels, during the early-signing period in December and on Wednesday.

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Bishop Canevin’s Maddie Maziarz and McKeesport’s Devari Robinson.
Bishop Canevin’s Maziarz, McKeesport’s Robinson named Trib HSSN scholar-athletes of the month for December
January 6, 2020
The TribLive High School Sports Network is recognizing some of the best and brightest student-athletes in Western Pennsylvania.

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Rochester’s Alexis Robison and Quigley Catholic’s Hailey Drutarosky fight for a loose ball during semifinal WPIAL action Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019 at North Hills High School.
WPIAL Class A girls basketball preseason breakdown
December 5, 2019
WPIAL girls basketball season will tip off next weekend.

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Noah Johnson and Riley DeRubbo
Trinity’s DeRubbo, Johnson named Trib HSSN scholar-athletes of the month for November
The TribLive High School Sports Network is recognizing some of the best and brightest student-athletes in Western Pennsylvania.

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Bishop Canevin’s Diajha Allen (right) returns to lead the Crusaders in 2019.
WPIAL Class 2A girls basketball preseason breakdown
December 4, 2019
WPIAL girls basketball season will tip off next weekend.

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Carlynton’s Jada Lee drives past Deer Lakes’ Reese Hasley and Cameron Simurda Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019 at Deer Lakes’ High School.
WPIAL Class 3A girls basketball preseason breakdown
December 3, 2019
WPIAL girls basketball season will tip off next weekend.

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North Catholic’s Kylee Lewandowski scores past Central Valley’s Allyson Kirby during the WPIAL Class 4A girls basketball championship at Petersen Events Center.
WPIAL Class 4A girls basketball preseason breakdown
December 2, 2019
WPIAL girls basketball season will tip off next weekend.

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Chartiers Valley’s Megan McConnell drives past Bishop Carroll’s Grace O’Neill during the PIAA Class 5A girls state championship game Saturday, March 23, 2019, at Giant Center in Hershey.
WPIAL Class 5A girls basketball preseason breakdown
December 1, 2019
WPIAL girls basketball season will tip off next weekend.

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Bethel Park’s Olivia Westphal scores past Mt. Lebanon’s Nora Kogan during their game Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, at Bethel Park High School.
WPIAL Class 6A girls basketball preseason breakdown
November 30, 2019
WPIAL girls basketball season will tip off next weekend.

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Avonworth quarterback Park Penrod eludes Riverside’s Kaysen Conver during their WPIAL Class AA semifinal Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at West Allegheny High School.
WPIAL Class 2A football finals primer: Washington vs. Avonworth
November 22, 2019
WPIAL Class 2A championship

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Aliquippa’s Antonio Quinn runs against Clairton’s Isaiah Berry (left) and Jonte Sanders (12) on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019.
WPIAL Class 3A football finals primer: Central Valley vs. Aliquippa
November 15, 2019
WPIAL Class 3A championship

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Quaker Valley’s Dom Reiter celebrates with Brody Jones and Tommy Guild after his game-winning goal in double overtime of the WPIAL Class AA championship game against Deer Lakes Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, at Highmark Stadium.
PIAA Class 2A boys soccer finals primer: Quaker Valley vs. New Hope-Solebury
November 14, 2019
PIAA Class 2A boys soccer championship

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Canon-McMillan’s Thomas Samosky, left, and South Allegheny’s Kennedy Pikula
Canon-McMillan’s Samosky, South Allegheny’s Pikula named Trib HSSN scholar-athletes of the month
November 4, 2019
The TribLive High School Sports Network is recognizing some of the best and brightest student-athletes in Western Pennsylvania.

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North Allegheny, Canon-McMillan to meet for WPIAL Class 4A volleyball title
November 1, 2019
WPIAL Class 4A girls volleyball championship

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Bishop Canevin’s Alexa Malloy reached the 1,000 career kills milestone on Sept. 26, 2019.
Bishop Canevin, Fort Cherry set to square off in WPIAL Class A volleyball final
WPIAL Class A girls volleyball championship

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Seneca Valley’s Matt Stanger scores past Central Catholic’s Jaishon Dawkins (5) and Kairos Beasley (39) during the fourth quarter Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, at Seneca Valley High School.
Trib HSSN football players to watch in Week 10
October 31, 2019
Here are four WPIAL football players to watch for during Week 10:

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Thomas Jefferson’s Daniel Deabner scores as West Mifflin’s Tyrell Ogletree pursues Friday, Oct. 25, 2019.
Perennial powers earn top seeds for WPIAL football playoffs
October 28, 2019
Some of the winningest football programs in WPIAL history are favored to claim another title.

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Central Valley’s Jaylen Guy (2) celebrates his second quarter touchdown with Matt Merritt during their game against Aliquippa Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, at The Pit in Aliquippa.
WPIAL football playoff field set with final clinchings
October 25, 2019
Here’s a look at the teams that have qualified for the WPIAL football playoffs. The playoffs begin next Friday, and pairings will announced Monday night.

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Gateway’s Tui Faumuina-Brown charges into the end zone for a touchdown against Franklin Regional during WPIAL football on Friday night, Oct. 4, 2019 at Gateway Senior High School in Monroeville.
Trib HSSN football players to watch for Week 9
October 24, 2019
Here are four WPIAL football players to watch for during Week 9:

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Mt. Lebanon’s Patrick Anderson (left) and North Allegheny’s Daniel McGoey help each other from the finish line at the PIAA cross country championships Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Hershey. Anderson won, and McGoey was third.
5 things to watch at the 2019 WPIAL cross country championships
October 23, 2019
For the second straight year, hundreds of high school runners will gather at the Roadman Park Course at Cal (Pa.) on Thursday to compete in the WPIAL cross country championships.

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North Hills’ Curtis Foskey (24) looks for some running room against Fox Chapel August 30, 2019 at North Hills.
Trib HSSN high school football players to watch in Week 8
October 17, 2019
Here are four WPIAL football players to watch for during Week 8:

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Penn Hills’ Germar Howard carries the ball for the deciding touchdown of a game against Mars on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, at Penn Hills.
Trib HSSN football players to watch in Week 7
October 10, 2019
Here are four WPIAL football players to watch for during Week 7:

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South Fayette’s Ryan McGuire(18) intercepts the ball intended for Upper St. Clair’s Mateo Cepullio (2) during their game on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019.
Trib HSSN football players to watch in Week 6
October 3, 2019
Here are four WPIAL football players to watch for during Week 6:

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Moon quarterback Dante Clay works out during practice on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019.
Trib HSSN football players to watch in Week 5
September 26, 2019
Here are four WPIAL football players to watch for during Week 5:

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Washington quarterback Zack Swartz
Trib HSSN football players to watch in Week 4
September 19, 2019
Here are four WPIAL football players to watch for during Week 4:

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Upper St. Clair’s David Pantelis (11) catches a pass for a touchdown during their game against South Fayette on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019.
Trib HSSN football players to watch for Week 3
September 12, 2019
Here are four WPIAL football players to watch for during Week 3:

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South Fayetteճ Quarterback Naman Alemada (10) passes the ball during their game against Upper St. Clair on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019.
Trib HSSN high school football players to watch in Week 2
September 5, 2019
Here are four WPIAL football players to watch for during Week 2:

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North Allegheny running back Percise Colon takes a hand-off from quarterback Ben Petsche during practice Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, in McCandless.
Trib HSSN high school football don’t-miss matchups for Week 2
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Brentwood junior quarterback John Milcic (14) competes against Carrick on Aug. 24, 2018, at Brentwood Stadium.
Trib HSSN high school football players to watch in Week 1
August 29, 2019
Here are four WPIAL football players to watch for during Week 1:

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Mt. Lebanon quarterback Evan Jones hands off to Sam Rolfsen during the first day of football camp Monday, Aug. 12, 2019, in Mt. Lebanon.
WPIAL high school football don’t-miss matchups for Week Zero
August 22, 2019
Here’s a look at some of the top matchups for Week Zero of high school football in Western Pennsylvania.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Dan Deabner takes part in practice Aug. 6, 2019, at Thomas Jefferson.
WPIAL high school football players to watch for Week Zero
Here are four WPIAL football players to watch for during Week Zero:

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North Allegheny running back Percise Colon takes a hand-off from quarterback Ben Petsche during practice Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, in McCandless.
Week Zero high school football schedule
August 21, 2019
Friday

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Carmichaels head coach Ryan Krull instructs senior quarterback Kevin Kelly during a July 14, 2019 preseason practice at Carmichaels High School.
Carmichaels hopes to rebound with experienced roster
August 20, 2019
Members of the Carmichaels football team took their lumps last season.

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Waynesburg Central senior running back/defensive back Caleb Shriver during a July 8, 2019 preseason practice at Waynesburg Central High School.
Waynesburg to ride talented backfield in Tri-County West
August 18, 2019
The Waynesburg backfield will have some familiar faces in it this fall; they just might not be lined up in the same places.

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Members of the Butler competitive spirit squad celebrate a PIAA title at the state championship competition Jan., 12, 2019, in Hershey.
Trib HSSN rewind: A look back at the 2018-19 competitive spirit season
July 10, 2019
It was a repeat performance for three teams at the WPIAL competitive spirit championships in January.

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Moon’s Donovan Johnson celebrates with teammates after defeating Archbishop Wood in the PIAA Class 5A boys state championship game Friday, Mar. 22, 2019, at Giant Center in Hershey.
Looking back at the WPIAL’s state champions for 2018-19
June 29, 2019
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Knoch starting pitcher Amanda Fischer throws against Grove City during PIAA playoff action Monday, June 3, 2019 at Slippery Rock University.
Knoch’s Amanda Fischer named Valley News Dispatch Softball Player of the Year
June 22, 2019
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Penn-Trafford’s Cade Patterson celebrates after scoring during a WPIAL Class 6A quarterfinal against Upper St. Clair Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at West Mifflin High School.
Penn-Trafford baseball seeks storybook ending at PIAAs
June 2, 2019
Dan Miller gathered his Warriors in right field at Wild Things Park moments after they watched Pine-Richland receive the WPIAL Class 6A championship trophy.

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Keystone Oaks’ Gia Woods scores again Burrell during quarterfinal Monday, May 20, 2019 at Hampton Community Park.
WPIAL revises baseball, softball championship schedule for Thursday
May 29, 2019
Mother Nature wreaked havoc on the WPIAL softball and baseball championships Wednesday afternoon.

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Frazier outfielder Megan Celaschi watches a pitch in Frazier’s 3-0 loss to Yough on May 8, 2019.
WPIAL Class 2A softball final preview: Frazier vs. Laurel
WPIAL Class 2A softball championship

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Union Area’s Halaena Blakley scores behind Leechburg Area’s Kristen Knapp in the first inning during WPIAL A girls softball semifinals Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at Hampton Coummnity Park.
WPIAL Class A softball final preview: West Greene vs. Union
May 28, 2019
WPIAL Class A softball championship

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Keystone Oaks’ Gia Woods scores against Burrell during quarterfinal Monday, May 20, 2019 at Hampton Community Park.
WPIAL Class 3A softball finals preview: Avonworth vs. Keystone Oaks
WPIAL Class 3A softball championship

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Connellsville players crowd the pitchers mound in celebration of defeating Penn-Trafford 10-4 during WPIAL softball semifinals Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at Seton Hill University.
WPIAL Class 5A softball finals preview: Connellsville vs. West Allegheny
WPIAL Class 5A softball championship

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Serra Catholic’s Jayden Mertz (5) and Mark Black (9) return to the dugout following Black’s two-run home run to open the scoring in a win over Avonworth on May 20, 2019, at Boyce-Mayview Park.
WPIAL Class 2A baseball final preview: Seton LaSalle vs. Serra Catholic
WPIAL Class 2A baseball championship

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Freeport catcher Jarrett Heilman takes a late throw as Steel Valley’s Josh Fossick scores the go-ahead run during the fourth inning of their WPIAL Class 3A semifinal Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at Fox Chapel High School.
WPIAL Class 3A baseball final preview: Steel Valley vs. Hopewell
May 27, 2019
WPIAL Class 3A baseball championship

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Shaler pitcher Hunter Boyan (10) competes against Gateway during a WPIAL 5A quarterfinal game May 21, 2019 at Fox Chapel.
WPIAL Class 5A baseball final preview: Shaler vs. Laurel Highlands
WPIAL Class 5A baseball championship

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Franklin Regional’s Tommy Kegerreis celebrates as he scores during the third inning of a WPIAL Class 5A quarterfinal against South Fayette Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at West Mifflin High School.
Westmoreland baseball preview capsules: Games of Wednesday, May 22, 2019
May 21, 2019
Wednesday’s games

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Penn Trafford’s Morgan Nedley against Hempfield Friday, April 5, 2019 at Seton Hill University.
Breaking down the 2019 WPIAL softball playoffs
May 9, 2019
Here’s a breakdown of the 2019 WPIAL softball playoffs:

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Thomas Jefferson’s Bella Bucy throws during the 2019 season.
WPIAL softball rankings for week of May 5, 2019
May 3, 2019
Here are this week’s Trib HSSN softball rankings:

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Plum’s Mackenzie Lake prepares to take some batting after a cancelled a game April 23, 2019.
WPIAL softball rankings for week of April 28, 2019
April 27, 2019
Here’s a look at this week’s Trib HSSN WPIAL softball rankings:

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Sewickley Academy’s Alexis Barlock winds up for a pitch against Bishop Canevin during their game April 15, 2019, at Sewickley Academy.
WPIAL softball rankings for week of April 21, 2019
April 20, 2019
Here are this week’s WPIAL softball rankings:

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Penn-Trafford pitcher Morgan Hilty celebrates after defeating Latrobe Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at Seton Hill University.
WPIAL softball rankings for week of April 14, 2019
April 13, 2019
Here’s a look at this week’s WPIAL softball rankings:

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Springdale’s Brianna Thompson scores past St. Joseph catcher Kelsey DuVall on a triple and throwing error during their game Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at Kotecki Memorial Park.
WPIAL softball rankings for week of April 7, 2019
April 6, 2019
Here’s a look at this week’s WPIAL softball rankings:

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North Allegheny’s Rachel Martindale rounds the bases after hitting a grand slam during the fifth inning against Hempfield Thursday, Mar. 28, 2019, at Hempfield Area High School.
WPIAL softball rankings for week of March 30, 2019
March 30, 2019
Rankings

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Burrell’s Charlie Confer works out in the gym Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2019, at Burrell High School.
Trib HSSN preseason softball rankings for week of March 24, 2019
March 23, 2019
Trib HSSN preseason rankings

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The West Greene softball team celebrates after defeating Williams Valley, 11-7, in the PIAA Class A championship game Thursday, June 14, 2018, at Penn State University.
WPIAL Class A softball preseason breakdown
March 21, 2019
West Greene is coming off back-to-back WPIAL and PIAA titles and finds itself again as the favorite in Class A.

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Laurel varsity softball cheers on their team during the softball championship tripleheader at Seton Hill University on Wednesday, May 30. 2018. Laurel won 1-0.
WPIAL Class 2A softball preseason breakdown
March 20, 2019
Laurel edged Frazier, 1-0, in the WPIAL Class 2A softball title game a year ago to win its first championship.

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South Park’s Jessica Dean pitches against Southmoreland during the WPIAL softball championship tripleheader at Seton Hill University on Thursday, May 31, 2018. Southmoreland won 12-1.
WPIAL Class 3A softball preseason breakdown
March 19, 2019
History was made a year ago when Southmoreland captured the WPIAL Class 3A softball title for the first time.

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Mt. Pleasant head coach Chris Brunson hits balls for his team while at practice on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Mt. Pleasant High School.
WPIAL Class 4A softball preseason breakdown
March 18, 2019
The Belle Vernon softball team has found itself atop the WPIAL Class 4A ladder the past two seasons.

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Penn-Trafford head coach Denny Little talks to his team at the end of softball practice at Penn-Trafford High School on Friday, March 15, 2019.
WPIAL Class 5A softball preseason breakdown
March 17, 2019
West Allegheny captured the WPIAL Class 5A championship a year ago, but the Indians weren’t without challengers.

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Hempfield softball coach Bob Kalp works with his team in the gym Monday, Mar. 11, 2019, at Hempfield Area High School.
WPIAL Class 6A softball preseason breakdown
March 16, 2019
Can anyone dethrone Hempfield softball?

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Laurel Highlands grad Kolesar hired as football coach at alma mater
February 21, 2019
The Laurel Highlands School Board stayed in house in hiring the district’s second high school football coach in as many seasons.

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WPIAL releases basketball playoff pairings
February 12, 2019
The Pine-Richland boys basketball team has reached the WPIAL championship game in the largest classification the past three seasons. The Rams have expectations of returning this year after compiling a 20-2 record in the regular season. On Tuesday night, the Rams were awarded the No. 1 seed for the 2019

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