Author: Bill Hartlep


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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WPIAL basketball coverage by TribHSSN.
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
Class 6A

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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
PARADE OF CHAMPIONS

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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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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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Aliquippa’s Antonio Quinn runs against Clairton’s Isaiah Berry (left) and Jonte Sanders (12) on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019.
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November 15, 2019
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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
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Canon-McMillan’s Thomas Samosky, left, and South Allegheny’s Kennedy Pikula
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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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