Author: Bill Hartlep


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
2019 Valley News Dispatch Softball All-Stars

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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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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
2019 Valley News Dispatch Softball All-Stars

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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
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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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