Author: Don Rebel


Final Trib HSSN state softball rankings for 2019 season
June 16, 2019
Six softball teams were crowned state champions last week at Penn State, leaving them at the head of the class in the final edition of the Trib HSSN state softball rankings.

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Final Trib HSSN state baseball rankings for 2019 season
State champions have been crowned as another season comes to an end with the final edition of the Trib HSSN PIAA baseball rankings.

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Final Trib HSSN baseball, softball power rankings for 2019
The 2019 WPIAL baseball and softball seasons are in the books, but not before a final edition of the weekly Trib HSSN Power Rankings.

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Fox Chapel football coach Tom Loughran
Like father, like son: Loughran family celebrates 2 generations of WPIAL champion coaches
Many fathers will receive gifts on their day ranging from power ties to power tools.

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Serra’s Eli Kite (13) and Pat Brennan celebrates with catcher Mark Black after beating Seton LaSalle Tuesday, June 11, 2019 during PIAA 2-AA baseball semifinals at West Mifflin Area High School.
Serra Catholic avenges WPIAL loss to Seton LaSalle, earns 4th trip to PIAA finals
June 11, 2019
The game began with Mark Black’s haymaker on the first pitch and ended with Pat Brennan’s web gem on the last as Serra Catholic defeated Seton LaSalle, 4-3, Tuesday in a PIAA Class 2A semifinal at West Mifflin.

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Trib HSSN Softball Player of the Week
June 9, 2019
The Trib HSSN Softball Player of the Week is West Greene junior Jade Renner, who was the winning pitcher and contributed offensively as well for the two-time defending PIAA Class A champions.

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Trib HSSN Baseball Player of the Week
The Trib HSSN Baseball Player of the Week is Serra Catholic junior pitcher Alex Glumac, who won twice last week in the first two rounds of the state playoffs.

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Final 4 (plus 1) in penultimate Trib HSSN PIAA baseball rankings
June 8, 2019
Halfway through the state baseball playoffs, we present the next-to-last edition of the Trib HSSN PIAA baseball rankings.

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Seven WPIAL teams remain among Trib HSSN’s state softball rankings
Four of the six top-ranked teams from a week ago survived the first two rounds of the state playoffs and remain on top in the next-to-last edition of the Trib HSSN state softball rankings.

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Seton LaSalle’s Drew Lafferty bats against Laurel in the PIAA quarterfinals June 6, 2019, at Shaler.
Lafferty fans 12 as Seton LaSalle edges Laurel in PIAA quarterfinals
June 6, 2019
Seton LaSalle freshman Drew Lafferty is not a big strikeout pitcher. Entering the Rebels’ PIAA quarterfinal game against Laurel, he had 44 punch outs in just over 42 innings pitched.

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Seton LaSalle’s Dan Boehme celebrates his home run with Drew Lafferty during the WPIAL Class 2A championship game against Serra Catholic Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at Wild Things Park.
WPIAL Class 2A baseball teams find success in PIAA tournament
June 5, 2019
In Class 2A of the 2019 PIAA baseball playoffs, five letters provide the answer to how the west was won.

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Elizabeth Forward’s Taylor Ludwick doubles to left field against Punxsutawney in the PIAA first round June 3, 2019, at Peters Township.
Elizabeth Forward avenges loss to Punxsutawney in PIAA first round
June 3, 2019
Last season, Punxsutawney shut out Elizabeth Forward in the first round of the state playoffs on its way to winning the PIAA Class 4A softball championship.

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Plenty of shakeup in Trib HSSN state softball rankings
It was not a good week to be a favorite in the district finals. In fact, only one team ranked No. 1 in the Trib HSSN state softball rankings from a week ago is still on top this week.

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District champion stand atop Trib HSSN state baseball rankings
June 2, 2019
With the district playoff complete, here are the weekly Trib HSSN state baseball rankings prior to the first pitch of the 2019 state playoffs.

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Trib HSSN Baseball Team of the Week
The Trib HSSN Team of the Week is Shaler, which climbed from the No. 5-seed in Class 5A to win it first WPIAL baseball title in two decades.

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North Allegheny shortstop Cole Young makes a play against Bethel Park during their WPIAL Class 6A consolation game May 28, 2019, at W&J.
TribLive High School Sports Network broadcasts for week of June 3, 2019
With the district playoffs in the rear-view mirror, the final event of the 2018-19 school year begins this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Trib HSSN Softball Team of the Week for games of May 27-June 1
The Trib HSSN Softball Team of the Week is Elizabeth Forward, a team that did what nobody else could do this season to win the program’s first softball championship.

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Trib HSSN Softball Player of the Week for games of May 27-June 1
June 1, 2019
The Trib HSSN Softball Player of the Week is Avonworth senior Sarah Helffrich, who stood out on both days of the WPIAL Class 3A championship game.

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Trib HSSN Baseball Player of the Week
The Trib HSSN Baseball Player of the Week is Seton LaSalle junior Daniel Boehme, who put together one of the best offensive performances in WPIAL championship history.

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District champions highlighted in Trib HSSN baseball, softball power rankings
May 31, 2019
A golden week has produced changes throughout the Trib HSSN baseball and softball power rankings, including a new No. 1 in softball following the 2019 WPIAL championships.

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West Allegheny celebrates with the trophy after beating Connellsville Area in the 5-A softball championship Friday, May 31, 2019 at Peters Township High School.
West Allegheny tops Connellsville for 3rd straight WPIAL softball title
Coaches who have won multiple championships have compared them to having kids. They are all different, and they are all awesome.

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The Avonworth softball team celebrates after defeating Keystone Oaks in the WPIAL Class 3A championship game May 30, 2019, at Peters Township.
Avonworth finishes off Keystone Oaks for 1st WPIAL softball title
May 30, 2019
Avonworth took part in a hit parade Wednesday as the Antelopes blooped and smashed their way to a big lead before the WPIAL Class 3A softball title game was suspended.

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Connellsville’s Payton Lowry howls in victory with teammates while watching from the dugout as their team scores against Penn-Trafford during WPIAL softball semifinals Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at Seton Hill University.
Weather again forces WPIAL to postpone some softball championship games
Mother Nature continues to win out over the WPIAL softball finals.

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Shaler’s Nick Rispoli (8), Colton Scott (11) and Justin DeSabato (20) celebrate with the championship trophy after defeating Laurel Highlands in the WPIAL Class 5A final Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at Wild Things Park.
Shaler rolls past Laurel Highlands to win 5th WPIAL baseball championship
May 28, 2019
Prince sang about partying like it was 1999. The Shaler baseball team is going to take his advice.

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TribHSSN Softball Player of the Week for games of May 20-25, 2019
May 27, 2019
The Trib HSSN Softball Player of the Week is Laurel senior Kayla Ruperto, who helped lead the defending WPIAL Class 2A champions back to the title game.

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Trib HSSN Baseball Player of the Week for games of May 20-25
The Trib HSSN Baseball Player of the Week is Beaver senior Mason Rose, who used his arm and his bat to help the Bobcats reach the WPIAL finals for the first time in six years.

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Ambridge Area’s Dorien Priddy with a set against Seton LaSalle during the WPIAL AA boys volleyball championships Thursday, May 23, 2019 at Fox Chapel Area High School.
Trib HSSN boys volleyball power rankings for week of May 27, 2019
May 26, 2019
The district playoffs are in the books, so here is the final edition of the Trib HSSN weekly WPIAL boys volleyball Power Rankings.

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Trib HSSN Baseball Team of the Week for games of May 20-25
California, which is in the WPIAL baseball finals for the fifth time this decade and the fourth time in the last six years, is the Trib HSSN Team of the Week.

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Shaler’s Justin DeSabato (right) and the Titans will play Laurel Highlands for the WPIAL 5A baseball title at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. The TribLive High School Sports Network will have exclusive coverage of the WPIAL baseball and softball championship games.
TribLive High School Sports Network broadcasts for week of May 27, 2019
Twenty-four teams are ready to battle for district diamond gold this week only here on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Trib HSSN lacrosse power rankings: May 26, 2019
Four teams have been crowned district champions as the WPIAL playoffs have come to an end as we unveil the final edition of the Trib HSSN weekly Power Rankings for boys and girls lacrosse.

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Trib HSSN Softball Team of the Week for games of May 20-25
The Trib HSSN Softball Team of the Week is Keystone Oaks, a team that raised eyebrows by coming from the bottom of the bracket as the No. 6 seed to reach the WPIAL Class 3A finals.

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Four WPIAL teams enter Trib HSSN state baseball rankings
May 24, 2019
The weekly Trib HSSN PIAA baseball rankings looked more like the changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace after a busy week of district postseason play this past week.

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Four WPIAL teams fall out of Trib HSSN state softball rankings
There will be no district gold for six teams who were ranked last week in the Trib HSSN state softball rankings.

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Playoff losses shift Trib HSSN baseball, softball power rankings
This past week’s quarterfinals and semifinals shuffled the deck with major changes in the Trib HSSN Power Rankings.

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Hopewell baseball players step to the first-base line for the national anthem before their WPIAL Class 3A semifinal against Keystone Oaks on May 22, 2019, at Boyce-Mayview Park.
No. 2 Hopewell topples Keystone Oaks to reach WPIAL championship
May 22, 2019
After falling in the Final Four the last two years, the third time was a charm for Hopewell as the No. 2 Vikings defeated No. 3 Keystone Oaks, 6-1, in a WPIAL Class 3A semifinal Wednesday at Boyce-Mayview Park.

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Bethel Park’s Brandon Cole was 4 for 5 with a home run in a 3-2 win over Seneca Valley in the WPIAL quarterfinals May 21, 2019, at Boyce-Mayview Park.
Shoemaker’s single in 10th lifts No. 3 Bethel Park past Seneca Valley in WPIAL quarterfinals
May 21, 2019
Brandon Cole had four hits, including a solo homer, and Cooper Shoemaker knocked home the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning as Bethel Park edged Seneca Valley, 3-2, in the WPIAL Class 6A baseball quarterfinals Tuesday at Boyce-Mayview Park.

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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.
Serra Catholic tops Avonworth, reaches WPIAL semifinals for 5th straight season
May 20, 2019
Serra Catholic used a combination of small ball and long ball to beat Avonworth, 7-2, in a WPIAL Class 2A quarterfinal baseball game Monday at Upper St. Clair.

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TribHSSN Softball Player of the Week for games of May 13-18, 2019
May 19, 2019
Payton List

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Trib HSSN Baseball Player of the Week for games of May 13-18
The Trib HSSN Baseball Player of the Week is Our Lady of the Sacred Heart senior Jeff Zick, who threw a three-hit shutout in the Chargers’ WPIAL Class 2A first-round victory over Riverside.

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TribHSSN Softball Team of the Week for games of May 13-18, 2019
The Trib HSSN Softball Team of the Week is West Allegheny, which won district gold last season and is off and running this postseason after a first-round win.

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Trib HSSN Baseball Team of the Week for games of May 13-18
The Trib HSSN Baseball Team of the Week is Waynesburg Central, a team that won its first WPIAL playoff game in eight years with a Class 3A first-round victory last week.

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The Shady Side Academy girls lacrosse team is ranked No. 4 in the Trib HSSN weekly Power Rankings.
Trib HSSN lacrosse power rankings: For games ending May 18, 2019
May 18, 2019
The district playoffs are at the midway point with two rounds in the books and two more remaining heading into this week’s Trib HSSN weekly Power Rankings for boys and girls lacrosse.

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Latrobe’s Tommy Labick (1) blocks the ball during boys’ volleyball on Tuesday, March 27, 2019 at Penn-Trafford High School.
Trib HSSN volleyball power rankings: For games ending May 20, 2019
We are down to the district Final Four in the Trib HSSN weekly WPIAL boys volleyball Power Rankings.

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Hempfield’s Kelsi Terzolino is mobbed by teammates after driving in the winnng run in the bottom of the seventh inning against Baldwin in a WPIAL Class 6A quarterfinal Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at Gateway High School.
TribLive High School Sports Network broadcasts for the week of May 20, 2019
The district postseason continues with plenty of action from four spring high school sports only here on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Playoffs heat up for teams in Trib 10 baseball, softball power rankings
May 17, 2019
Postseason power rankings saw very little change in baseball but a big sweep of Class 6A teams kicked to the curb in this week’s Trib HSSN Power Rankings.

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Little movement atop Trib HSSN state softball rankings
The start of the district playoffs was a slow one as many of the top teams enjoyed first-round byes this week, leading to only a handful of changes in the Trib HSSN state softball rankings.

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New No. 1 team in Class 3A in Trib HSSN state baseball rankings
Most of the teams in the weekly Trib HSSN PIAA baseball rankings survived the conclusion of the regular season and start of the district postseason this past week.

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Norwin’s Billy Kerston pitches against Mt. Lebanon during a WPIAL playoff game May 16, 2019, at West Mifflin.
Norwin takes advantage of miscues, beats Mt. Lebanon in Class 6A playoff game
May 16, 2019
The hits column from the Norwin versus Mt. Lebanon game didn’t tell the whole story.

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Brentwood’s Jayneil Latham celebrates with Matt Veatch after scoring during their WPIAL Class 2A playoff game against Summit Academy Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at Seneca Valley High School.
Brentwood runs past Summit Academy in preliminary round
May 14, 2019
With the one-and-done aspect of the WPIAL playoffs, baseball coaches always say they need to win and advance in the postseason.

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Breakout squad named Trib HSSN Softball Team of the Week
May 13, 2019
The Trib HSSN Softball Team of the Week is the Upper St. Clair Panthers, a team that enjoyed a breakout season to end a long postseason drought.

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Seneca Valley senior named Trib HSSN Softball Player of the Week
Claire Zimmerman

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Trib HSSN Baseball Player of the Week: Jimmy Sadler, Chartiers-Houston
May 12, 2019
Jimmy Sadler

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TribHSSN Baseball Team of the Week for the week of May 6, 2019
The Trib HSSN Baseball Team of the Week is North Allegheny, a squad that is on a roll heading into the playoffs after winning all three of its games last week.

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TribLive High School Sports Network broadcasts for the week of May 13, 2019
The regular season is history, now the spring high school sports postseason begins this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Trib HSSN volleyball power rankings: For games ending May 12, 2019
A couple of flip-flops are the only changes in the Trib HSSN weekly WPIAL boys volleyball power rankings as the regular season concludes.

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Trib HSSN lacrosse power rankings: For games ending the week of May 11, 2019
As the regular season concludes, the same 10 teams — with some slight alterations — remain in this week’s Trib HSSN weekly Power Rankings for boys and girls lacrosse.

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New No. 1 teams highlight Trib HSSN state baseball rankings
May 10, 2019
The new teams and the exiting squads were limited in the weekly Trib HSSN PIAA baseball rankings, but there was plenty of action on top.

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North Allegheny’s Alex Zubrow competes during a North Allegheny tournament March 23, 2019 at North Allegheny.
Final WPIAL boys volleyball clinchings through May 9, 2019
The regular season is complete, and the field is set for the 2019 WPIAL boys volleyball postseason.

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Penn-Trafford’s Anthony Sherwin (2) slides safely under the tag of Pine-Richland shortstop Troy LaNeve (15) April 2, 2019 at Pine-Richland.
WPIAL baseball bracketology: Don Rebel predicts playoff seeds
May 9, 2019
The WPIAL will unveil the brackets for the 2019 district baseball playoffs Friday afternoon. Watch the official release at 1 p.m. on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Pair of WPIAL teams join Trib HSSN state softball rankings
There was very little rumbling this week in the Trib HSSN state softball rankings as teams close out their regular season and prepare for their respective district playoffs.

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North Hills’ Leah Rode (5) defends against North Allegheny’s Makenna Tuman (54) May 6, 2019 at North Allegheny.
Final WPIAL girls lacrosse standings through May 8, 2019
Here are the final WPIAL girls lacrosse standings for the 2019 season.

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Mt. Pleasant coach Chris Brunson talks with pitcher Carolyn Alincic on the mound during the seventh inning against Yough Monday, April 29, 2019, at Mt. Pleasant Area High School.
WPIAL softball bracketology: Don Rebel predicts playoff seeds
Fans are just hours from knowing what the true brackets will look like for the 2019 WPIAL softball playoffs.

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Franklin Regional catcher Bryce Harper (27) celebrates with coaches and teammates after defeating Gateway Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Murrysville.
Final WPIAL baseball playoff clinchings through May 8, 2019
May 8, 2019
On Friday, the WPIAL will unveil the brackets for the 2019 district baseball playoffs.

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New No. 1 team steps into Trib HSSN baseball power rankings
The final week of power rankings in the regular season has another new No. 1 team for baseball while the top team in softball remains unchanged in this week’s Trib HSSN Power Rankings.

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Seneca Valley’s Cory Greiner pitches against Central Catholic on May 8, 2019.
Seneca Valley tops Central Catholic to clinch playoff berth
Eric Semega has coached a lot of baseball in his nearly two decades at Seneca Valley, but he has never experienced what he went through this week.

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Ambridge junior Liam Buck (4) competes during a North Allegheny tournament March 23, 2019 at North Allegheny.
WPIAL boys volleyball playoff clinchings through May 7, 2019
There are two days left in the 2019 WPIAL boys volleyball regular season before the start of the district playoffs.

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Knoch’s Luke Goodlin works past Freeport’s Hunter Turner Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at Freeport Area High School.
WPIAL boys lacrosse standings through May 7, 2019
Here are the final WPIAL boys lacrosse standings for the 2019 season through May 7.

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Pine-Richland pitcher Tommy Beam (22) competes against Penn-Trafford April 2, 2019 at Pine-Richland.
WPIAL baseball playoff clinchings through May 7, 2019
May 7, 2019
On Friday, the WPIAL will unveil the brackets for the 2019 district baseball playoffs.

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Shaler’s Nick Rispoli throws against Moon’s Shane Wockley during their game May 7, 2019, at Moon.
Shaler uses small ball to eliminate Moon from playoff contention
Small ball is alive and well at Shaler.

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Greensburg Central’s Sara Orndoff scores past Jeannette catcher Taylor-Lynn Finken during their game Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at Greensburg Central Catholic High School.
WPIAL softball playoff clinchings through May 7, 2019
On Thursday, the WPIAL will unveil the brackets for the 2019 district softball playoffs.

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The Penn-Trafford girls’ varsity lacrosse team listens to coaching instruction during a time-out against Latrobe on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at Penn-Trafford High School.
WPIAL girls lacrosse standings through May 7, 2019
Here are the latest WPIAL girls lacrosse standings for the 2019 season through May 7.

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Fox Chapel’s Mitchell Miles scores on a balk during the first inning against Franklin Regional Friday, April 5, 2019, at Fox Chapel High School.
WPIAL baseball playoff clinchings through May 6, 2019
May 6, 2019
On Friday, the WPIAL will unveil the brackets for the 2019 district baseball playoffs.

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Deer Lakes starting Pitcher Marlene Meyer throws against Burrell Monday, April 29, 2019 at Deer Lakes High School.
WPIAL softball playoff clinchings through May 6, 2019
In a couple of days, the WPIAL will unveil the brackets for the 2019 district softball playoffs.

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Upper St. Clair’s Danielle Orendi pitches against Mt. Lebanon on May 6, 2019.
Defense leads Upper St. Clair past Mt. Lebanon in Section 1-6A
If defense wins championship, the Class 6A softball playoff field should take note that the new kids on the block are ready to battle for gold.

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Junior slugger, pitcher named Trib HSSN Softball Player of the Week
Maddy Hershberger

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Perennial power named Trib HSSN Softball Team of the Week
The Trib HSSN Softball Team of the Week is Chartiers-Houston, a perennial power that took over first place in Section 2-2A with a pair of wins last week.

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Penn-Trafford’s Alexis Trentini runs a play against Greater Latrobe during girls’ lacrosse on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at Penn-Trafford High School.
WPIAL girls lacrosse standings through May 5, 2019
May 5, 2019
Here are the latest WPIAL girls lacrosse standings for the 2019 season through May 5. Trib HSSN will update the standings this week upon the end of the regular season.

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Fox Chapel’s Makenna Blazer (left) celebrates a goal with Mary Ellis during their match against Sewickley Academy Friday, April 26, 2019, at Fox Chapel High School.
Trib HSSN boys, girls lacrosse power rankings for week of May 5, 2019
There were a couple of flip-flops on the girls’ side and one big change at the top of the boys’ in this week’s Trib HSSN power rankings for lacrosse.

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Greater Latrobe’s Colvin Stallings plays a against Baldwin Monday, April 22, 2019 at Latrobe Area High School.
WPIAL boys lacrosse standings through May 5, 2019
Here are the latest WPIAL boys lacrosse standings for the 2019 season through May 5. Trib HSSN will update the standings one more time upon the completion of the regular season.

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Trib HSSN Baseball Player of the Week: Casey Marshalwitz, Hampton
Casey Marshalwitz

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Franklin Regional pitcher Olivia Yurinko and her Panthers teammates will be featured in a telecast on TribHSSN on Monday. The Panthers face Latrobe at 4 p.m.
TribLive High School Sports Network broadcasts for the week of May 6, 2019
The regular season of the spring high school sports season concludes, and the bracketology begins this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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TribHSSN Baseball Team of the Week for the week of April 29, 2019
The Trib HSSN Baseball Team of the Week is Avonworth, which won a key Section 4-2A game that put it into a tie for first place with three section games remaining.

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North Allegheny’s Grant Jones (20) competes during a North Allegheny tournament March 23, 2019 at North Allegheny.
Unbeaten teams stay atop Trib HSSN boys volleyball power rankings
May 4, 2019
There were no changes to the top six in the Trib HSSN weekly WPIAL boys volleyball Power Rankings, despite losses by Latrobe, Shaler and Derry.

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Shaler’s Bill Dadowski (16) looks to block against Pine-Richland March 26, 2019 at Shaler.
WPIAL boys volleyball playoff clinchings through May 4, 2019
There is one week left in the 2019 WPIAL boys volleyball regular season before the start of the district postseason.

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Big shakeup in Class 6A for this week’s Trib HSSN state baseball rankings
There were big changes in the highest classification after a rough week for ranked teams in the weekly Trib HSSN PIAA baseball rankings.

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Burrell’s Jack Henderson breaks up a double play under Freeport’s Bradyn Clark during their game Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at Burrell.
WPIAL baseball playoff clinchings through May 3, 2019
In less than a week, the WPIAL will unveil the brackets for the 2019 district baseball playoffs.

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Blackhawk reliever Marco Borello delivers to New Castle’s Matt Senchak during their game May 3, 2019.
Blackhawk baseball topples New Castle for 13th straight time
It doesn’t seem to matter where the game is played, Blackhawk baseball continues to dominate New Castle.

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Mt. Pleasant’s Katie Hutter gets back to second base safely under a tag by Yough’s Kaylyn Odelli during their game Monday, April 29, 2019, at Mt. Pleasant Area High School.
WPIAL softball playoff clinchings through May 3, 2019
In less than a week, the WPIAL will unveil the brackets for the 2019 district softball playoffs.

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WPIAL team takes over top spot in Trib HSSN softball state rankings
May 2, 2019
A big result in District 11 led to the only change at the top of a classification in this week’s Trib HSSN state softball rankings.

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Bishop Canevin’s Taylor Lokaitis hits the ball during their matchup with Sewickley Academy on April 15, 2019, at Sewickley Academy.
WPIAL softball playoff clinchings through May 2, 2019
In less than a week, the WPIAL will unveil the brackets to the 2019 district softball playoffs.

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Avonworth’s Timmy Stewart (left) slides safely into third base as Carlynton’s Jack Stewart narrowly misses him during their game May 1, 2019.
WPIAL baseball playoff clinchings through May 2, 2019
In one week, the WPIAL will unveil the brackets to the 2019 district baseball playoffs.

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Gateway pitcher Dan Leitholf (22) competes against Plum April 18, 2019 at Gateway.
WPIAL baseball playoff clinchings through May 1, 2019
May 1, 2019
In eight days, the WPIAL will unveil the brackets for the 2019 district baseball playoffs.

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West Mifflin freshman Emily Buchleitner competes against Belle Vernon on April 17, 2019, at West Mifflin.
WPIAL softball playoff clinchings through May 1, 2019
In one week, the WPIAL will unveil the brackets for the 2019 district softball playoffs.

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New team rises to top of Trib HSSN power rankings
There is a new No. 1 team on the baseball side while one of three undefeated district teams remain on top on the softball side of the TribLive High School Sports Network weekly Power Rankings.

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Keystone Oaks pitcher Sammy Tortorella delivers against McGuffey on May 1, 2019, cat Point Park Field.
Keystone Oaks shuts out McGuffey in battle for 1st place in Section 3-3A
After winning a combined 10 games and missing the playoffs the last two years, one would think Keystone Oaks’ baseball team would be giddy after beating McGuffey, 4-0, on Wednesday.

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Yough pitcher Jarett Bach gets set to deliver against Knoch on April 30, 2019, at Kelly Automotive Park in Butler.
No. 2 Yough holds off No. 4 Knoch in Section 1-4A showdown
April 30, 2019
Yough scored three runs in the fifth inning and added a run in the sixth before holding off a rally to defeat Knoch, 4-1, in a Section 1-4A baseball game Tuesday afternoon at Kelly Automotive Park in Butler.

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Peters Township starter Mark Lehman deals to Bethel Park’s Sean McGowan during their game April 29, 2019, at Bethel Park.
Peters Township edges No. 4 Bethel Park in 10 innings
April 29, 2019
There is no clause in the Section 3-6A baseball rule book that calls for overtime pay for players performing after the regulation seven innings.

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Trib HSSN Softball Player of the Week for week of April 29, 2019
Sydney Calderaro

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Trib HSSN Softball Team of the Week for week of April 29, 2019
The Trib HSSN Softball Team of the Week is Ambridge, a team that leapfrogged the two teams it beat last week in Section 3-4A.

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Trib HSSN Baseball Player of the Week for week of April 28, 2019
April 28, 2019
John Malagise

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Shady Side Academy Colin O’Connor lacrosse practice
Trib HSSN lacrosse power rankings for week of April 28, 2019
There were very few changes in this week’s Trib HSSN weekly Power Rankings for boys and girls lacrosse.

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Ambridge senior David Brock (21) competes during a North Allegheny tournament March 23, 2019 at North Allegheny.
Trib HSSN boys volleyball power rankings include a few changes
There were no changes to the top three in the Trib HSSN weekly WPIAL boys volleyball Power Rankings.

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The baseball teams from Knoch and Mt. Pleasant will be featured in a live video stream Thursday at 4 p.m. on TribHSSN.Triblive.com.
Trib HSSN broadcasts for the week of April 29, 2019
The regular season of the spring high school sports season hits the stretch run as we turn from April to May this week here on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Trib HSSN baseball team of the week for the week of April 22, 2019
The Trib HSSN Team of the Week is Upper St. Clair, which has won three straight, including a pair of key Section 3-6A games this past week to move from outside of the playoff picture to the thick of the postseason chase.

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Baldwin’s Zack Pettit plays against Greater Latrobe Area Monday, April 22, 2019 at Latrobe Area High School.
WPIAL boys lacrosse standings through April 28, 2019
Here are the latest WPIAL boys lacrosse standings for the 2019 season through April 28. Trib HSSN will update the standings next weekend and then once more upon the end of the regular season.

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Penn-Trafford’s Ava Green runs the ball as Latrobe’s Ainsley Novotny defends during girls’ lacrosse on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at Penn-Trafford High School.
WPIAL girls lacrosse standings through April 28, 2019
Here are the latest WPIAL girls lacrosse standings for the 2019 season through April 28. Trib HSSN will update the standings next weekend and then once more upon the end of the regular season.

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Lots of changes at No. 1 in Trib HSSN’s state baseball rankings
April 26, 2019
It was a rough week to be No. 1 in the state as four of the six top-ranked teams in the weekly Trib HSSN state baseball rankings got bounced from their perch.

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One WPIAL softball team debuts, another exits Trib HSSN softball state rankings
There was only one change at the top in this week’s Trib HSSN state softball rankings.

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Fox Chapel’s Jared Nord during a match against Hampton April 4, 2019 at Fox Chapel Area High School.
WPIAL boys tennis teams capture section championships
With section play complete, the field is set for the 2019 WPIAL boys team tennis playoffs, starting in early May. There will be a 16-team playoff field in both the Class AAA and AA team tournaments.

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Ambridge senior Aaron Hilzendeger (23) and Liam Buck (4) compete during a North Allegheny tournament March 23, 2019 at North Allegheny.
WPIAL boys volleyball playoff clinchings through April 26, 2019
There are two weeks left in the 2019 WPIAL boys volleyball regular season before the start of the district postseason.

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Sergey Shubenkov, authorised neutral athlete for Europe, right, and Ronald Levy of Jamaica for the Americas, left, concentrate prior to the 110 meters hurdles at the IAAF track and field Continental Cup in Ostrava, Czech Republic, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Track teams capture section championships in Class AAA, AA
April 25, 2019
The 2019 WPIAL track and field team playoffs are set, with the semifinals set for Tuesday and the finals May 6 at Peters Township High School, here are the section winners and runners-up that qualified for the district postseason.

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Bethel Park baseball, Mt. Pleasant softball move to top of Trib 10 power rankings
April 24, 2019
Only two teams left and two debuted in the TribLive High School Sports Network weekly Power Rankings for baseball, and there are no changes to the teams in the softball Top 10 this week.

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Trib HSSN Softball Team of the Week: Frazier
April 22, 2019
The Trib HSSN Softball Team of the Week played for WPIAL gold in each of the last two seasons and is positioning itself to make another run this spring — the Frazier Commodores.

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Trib HSSN Softball Player of the Week: Connellsville’s Jena Hixson
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Upper St. Clair pitcher Eli Shedd earned a victory over Canon-McMillan on April 22, 2019, at Wild Things Park.
Upper St. Clair baseball ends losing skid against Canon-McMillan
What a difference 19 days makes.

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Derry’s Nathaniel Marinchek (4) competes during a North Allegheny tournament March 23, 2019 at North Allegheny.
North Allegheny stays on top of Trib HSSN boys volleyball power rankings
April 21, 2019
The TribLive High School Sports Network presents the weekly WPIAL boys volleyball Power Rankings.

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Shady Side Academy goalie Gianna Lamanna practices April 1, 2019, at Shady Side Academy.
Upper St. Clair girls, North Allegheny boys stand atop Trib HSSN lacrosse power rankings
The TribLive High School Sports Network presents the weekly Power Rankings for boys and girls lacrosse.

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Trib HSSN Baseball Player of the Week: Quaker Valley’s Christian Johnson
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Trib HSSN Baseball Team of the Week: Union

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Franklin Regional’s Andrew Muraco collides with Fox Chapel’s James Patterson after turning a double play during their game Friday, April 5, 2019, at Fox Chapel High School.
High school sports broadcasts planned this week on Trib HSSN
With a belly full of treats left behind by our furry, hopping friend, we leave Easter behind and focus on the second half of section play in spring high school sports this week here on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Bethel Park, Serra Catholic, California join Trib HSSN state baseball rankings
April 20, 2019
There were big changes to the weekly Trib HSSN PIAA baseball rankings with 10 teams falling out of the Top 5 from a week ago.

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Frazier joins Trib HSSN state softball rankings
April 18, 2019
Two WPIAL softball teams exited this week’s Trib HSSN state rankings with only one district team joining the state elite.

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West Allegheny stays No. 1 in baseball, new team atop softball power rankings
It was another week of big changes in the TribLive High School Sports Network weekly Power Rankings for baseball, but no teams exited or entered the softball Top 10.

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Upper St. Clair baseball earns ‘nerve-wracking’ 3-2 victory over rival Mt. Lebanon
Upper St. Clair never trailed in its baseball battle with rival Mt. Lebanon, but nailing down the victory proved to be a nail-biter for the Panthers.

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Upper St. Clair pitcher Danielle Orendi competes against Mt. Lebanon on April 16, 2019, at Mt. Lebanon.
Upper St. Clair softball rallies past rival Mt. Lebanon
April 16, 2019
Defense wins championships. On Tuesday in a battle of Section 1-6A rivals, defense was the deciding factor as Upper St. Clair secured its hold on third place with a 10-6 victory over a desperate Mt. Lebanon team.

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Trib HSSN Softball Player of the Week: Serra Catholic’s Nina Grandey
April 15, 2019
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Trib HSSN Softball Team of the Week: Hampton Talbots
The Trib HSSN Softball Team of the Week remained undefeated with a pair of wins last week, including one that left them alone in first place — the Hampton Talbots.

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Trib HSSN Baseball Team of the Week: Keystone Oaks
April 14, 2019
The Trib HSSN Team of the Week picked up two section wins this past week and left their opponents feeling blanked as we salute the Keystone Oaks Golden Eagles.

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Trib HSSN Baseball Player of the Week: Elizabeth Forward’s Jacob Schmidt
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North Allegheny’s Rachel Martindale hits a grand slam during the fifth inning against Hempfield Thursday, Mar. 28, 2019, at Hempfield Area High School.
High school sports broadcasts on tap this week on Trib HSSN
Here comes Peter Cottontail, hopping down the bunny trail, hippity, hoppity, Easter and another great week of high school sports coverage is on its way on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Pine-Richland’s Sam Skirpan looks for an opening against Hill Academy as the Rams won 5-3 on Saturday, April 6.
Trib HSSN boys lacrosse, girls lacrosse power rankings for week of April 14, 2019
For the first time, the TribLive High School Sports Network is compiling weekly Power Rankings for boys and girls lacrosse.

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North Allegheny’s Alex Zubrow competes during a North Allegheny tournament March 23, 2019 at North Allegheny.
Trib HSSN boys volleyball power rankings for week of April 14, 2019
For the first time, the TribLive High School Sports Network is compiling weekly Power Rankings for boys volleyball.

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Serra Catholic’s Mark Black hits against Brentwood during their game April 13, 2019.
Serra Catholic baseball strong everywhere in win over Brentwood
April 13, 2019
Serra Catholic graduated all of its top pitchers from last year’s section-championship team. While the names have changed, the results have not.

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10 teams make debut in Trib HSSN state baseball rankings
April 12, 2019
There were big changes to the weekly Trib HSSN PIAA baseball rankings with 10 teams falling out of the Top 5 from a week ago.

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WPIAL teams join Trib HSSN state softball rankings
A pair of WPIAL softball teams fell out of this week’s Trib HSSN state rankings; however they were replaced by district teams that beat them.

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West Allegheny baseball, North Allegheny softball lead Trib 10 power rankings
April 10, 2019
Big changes took place in the TribLive High School Sports Network weekly Power Rankings in both baseball and softball.

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Upper St. Clair pitcher Danielle Orendi competes against Peters Township during a game April 10, 2019, at Boyce-Mayview complex.
Upper St. Clair rolls past Peters Township in Section 1-6A matchup
Coming into Wednesday’s game, Upper St. Clair and Peters Township tied for fourth place in Section 1-6A with 3-2 records.

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Trib HSSN Softball Player of the Week: Freedom’s Madison Slowinski
April 8, 2019
Madison Slowinski

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Trib HSSN Softball Team of the Week: Baldwin
The Trib HSSN Softball Team of the Week has undergone a lot of changes from a year ago, but one thing that remains constant is the winning. This week’s honoree is the Baldwin Highlanders.

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West Mifflin’s Izzy Farmer and coach Erik Hilligsberg discuss their win over Ringgold on April 8, 2019, at West Mifflin.
Yuhas, Schmidt lift West Mifflin past Ringgold
West Mifflin sophomores Lauren Yuhas and Allysa Schmidt combined to go 7 for 7 with five runs scored and six RBIs as the Titans cruised to an 18-3 home win Monday over Ringgold.

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Trib HSSN Baseball Team of the Week: Laurel Highlands
April 7, 2019
Laurel Highlands, the Trib HSSN Baseball Team of the Week for the first week of April, continued its perfect season with three more wins, including a pair of section victories.

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Trib HSSN Baseball Player of the Week: Hopewell’s Jake McGovern
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Pine-Richland’s Josh Johnson (16) competes against Penn-Trafford April 2, 2019 at Pine-Richland.
High school sports broadcasts on tap this week on Trib HSSN
The mercury is rising as spring sports section play kicks into full gear this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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4 WPIAL teams debut in Trib HSSN state baseball rankings
April 5, 2019
Now that the 2019 high school baseball season is two weeks old, it’s time for the debut of the Trib HSSN PIAA baseball rankings.

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6 WPIAL teams debut in Trib HSSN state softball rankings
April 4, 2019
Four teams from Western Pennsylvania won PIAA softball gold last spring, two from the WPIAL in Hempfield and West Greene, one from District 6 in Philipsburg-Osceola and one from District 9 in Punxsutawney.

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Moon baseball, Seneca Valley softball lead Trib 10 power rankings
April 3, 2019
For the first time in the 2019 WPIAL baseball and softball season, the TribLive High School Sports Network presents the weekly Power Rankings.

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Trib HSSN Softball Player of the Week: West Mifflin’s Isabella Farmer
April 1, 2019
Isabella Farmer

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Trib HSSN Softball Team of the Week: South Allegheny
The Trib HSSN Softball Team of the Week started strong this season with six wins at the Ripken Experience in Myrtle Beach, S.C., and has continued winning after returning home to Glassport — the South Allegheny Gladiators.

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Trib HSSN Baseball Team of the Week: South Park
March 31, 2019
The first Trib HSSN Baseball Team of the Week for the 2019 season headed south to open up the new season and returned home to start section play this week with four wins in five games: the South Park Eagles.

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Trib HSSN Baseball Player of the Week: Central Catholic’s Joe Olsavsky
Joe Olsavsky

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Norwin’s Jakob Bindas serves the ball against Plum during boys’ volleyball on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at Norwin Senior High School.
WPIAL boys volleyball standings through March 31, 2019
Here are the latest WPIAL boys volleyball standings for section play in the 2019 season. The top four teams in each section qualify for the 2019 district playoffs, which begin in mid-May.

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Belle Vernon Area’s Sophia Godzak winds up pitches during try-outs and practice on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at the Belle Vernon Multiplex.
High school broadcasts planned for week of March 31, 2019
Don’t be April fooled by imitations. The best and most complete high school sports coverage as the calendar changes to April this week is on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Moon boys, Peters Township girls finish atop Trib 10 power rankings
March 27, 2019
For the final time in the 2018-19 WPIAL basketball season, the TribLive High School Sports Network presents the last weekly Power Rankings.

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Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Team of the Week: Chartiers Valley
March 25, 2019
The Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Team of the Week played 30 games and won all of them on their way to a district and state championship — the Chartiers Valley Colts.

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Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Player of the Week: Peters Township’s Makenna Marisa
Makenna Marisa

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Trib HSSN girls basketball state rankings for week of March 24, 2019
The Road to Hershey is over and the 2018-19 girls high school basketball season is in the books.

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Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Player of the Week: Lincoln Park’s Isaiah Smith
March 24, 2019
Isaiah Smith

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Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Team of the Week: Moon
The Trib HSSN Team of the Week suffered heartbreak at the WPIAL finals only to bounce back with five consecutive wins in the PIAA playoffs and earn a state championship, as we salute the Moon Tigers.

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Boys basketball rankings for week of March 24, 2019
Moon, Lincoln Park, Imhotep Charter, Kennedy Catholic, Math, Civics & Science and Sankofa Freedom Academy were celebrating at the end of the Road to Hershey.

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Pine-Richland finishes season atop Trib HSSN PIHL power rankings
For the final time in the recently completed 2018-19 PIHL hockey season, the TribLive High School Sports Network releases the weekly Power Rankings.

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Fox Chapel softball coach Lisa Hess prepares her team for the upcoming 2019 season during practice March 6, 2019, at Fox Chapel.
High school sports broadcasts scheduled this week on Trib HSSN
Call it the calm between the storms as we transition from the winter to spring high school sports seasons starting this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Greensburg Salem’s Matt Wicker (11), during baseball practice at Greensburg Salem High School, on Monday, March 11, 2019.
Trib HSSN preseason baseball rankings for week of March 24, 2019
March 23, 2019
Trib HSSN preseason rankings

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North Allegheny celebrates Justin Symons’ goal against Peters during the PIHL Penguins Cup Class AAA Championship game Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex.
Montour, Pine-Richland, North Allegheny take aim at Pennsylvania Cup titles
March 22, 2019
After several years of games being played at Pegula Ice Arena at Penn State, the Pennsylvania Cup high school hockey state championships have returned to an alternate home base.

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Chartiers Valley’s Aislin Malcolm drives to the basket past Slippery Rock’s Hallie Raabe during their PIAA Class 5A second round state playoff game Wednesday, Mar. 13, 2019, at Moon Area High School.
Chartiers Valley girls in search of perfection Saturday in PIAA title game
If they win one more game, they will be known as a perfect team.

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The Vincentian baseball team celebrates after defeating Southern Fulton, 5-3, in the PIAA Class A state championship Friday, June 15, 2018, at Penn State University.
WPIAL Class A baseball preseason breakdown
March 21, 2019
In the world of Class A baseball in 2018, the Royals were kings.

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Sankofa Freedom Academy’s Derrius Ward dunks over Vincentian defenders during the PIAA Class A boys state championship game Thursday, Mar. 21, 2019, at Giant Center in Hershey.
Don Rebel: District 12 continues decade of basketball dominance
It really has been a decade of dominance.

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Moon boys, Peters Township girls stand atop Trib 10 power rankings
March 20, 2019
Every Wednesday during the 2018-19 WPIAL basketball season, the TribLive High School Sports Network releases Power Rankings during the WPIAL Roundball Report at 6:30 p.m.

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Brownsville catcher D.J. Zimcosky hoists pitcher Dylan Brosky, as the Falcons celebrate after the final out in the WPIAL Class 3A championship game against Avonworth Wednesday, May 30, 2018, at Wild Things Park.
WPIAL Class 2A baseball preseason breakdown
The largest classification numbers-wise in WPIAL baseball has grown out of its three-section shell.

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Chartiers Valley coach Tim McConnell leads his team against Thomas Jefferson in the PIAA Class 5A semifinals March 19, 2019, at Peters Township.
Unbeaten Chartiers Valley girls hold off Thomas Jefferson in PIAA Class 5A semifinals
March 19, 2019
As the Chartiers Valley girls basketball players saluted their fans from midcourt following their win over Thomas Jefferson, coach Tim McConnell showed off his sweet tooth as he begged for more Hershey’s kisses to reign down on him and his team.

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Freeport pitcher Jarrett Heilman prepares for the upcoming 2019 season at practice March 8, 2019, in Freeport.
WPIAL Class 3A baseball preseason breakdown
Much like Class 4A, a new champion will be crowned in Class 3A after 2018 champion Brownsville fell to Class 2A with district realignment.

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Greensburg Salem’s Matt Wicker (11) takes part in baseball practice at Greensburg Salem High School, on Monday, March 11, 2019.
WPIAL Class 4A baseball preseason breakdown
March 18, 2019
There will be a new champion crowned in WPIAL Class 4A after realignment bumped 2018 winner South Fayette up to Class 5A.

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Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Team of the Week: Thomas Jefferson Jaguars
The Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Team of the Week missed out on district gold when losing in the WPIAL finals, but now it is two wins away from state gold — the Thomas Jefferson Jaguars.

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Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Player of the Week: Chartiers Valley’s Mackenzie Wagner
Mackenzie Wagner

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Trib HSSN boys basketball state rankings for week of March 17, 2019
Last week, there were zero changes to the Trib HSSN boys basketball state rankings after the first round of the PIAA playoffs.

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North Allegheny’s Will Parreaguirre takes the puck away from Bethel Park’s Jacob Lang during their Penguins Cup Class AAA semifinal Thursday, Mar. 14, 2019, at RMU Island Sports Center.
Five things to watch during the PIHL Penguins Cup finals
March 17, 2019
Chalk. It’s a term to describe a tournament that runs as expected, no surprises with the favorites all winning.

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Mars pitcher Will Bednar
WPIAL Class 5A baseball preseason breakdown
While Mars has been golden on the boys basketball court the last two years, the Fightin’ Planets are tired of seeing the silver lining on the diamond.

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Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Player of the Week: Moon’s Donovan Johnson
Donovan Johnson

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Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Team of the Week: Vincentian Academy Royals
The Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Team of the Week reached the title game in the WPIAL Class A playoffs and is one win away from playing for state gold in the PIAA finals — the Vincentian Academy Royals.

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Peters’ Makenna Marisa drives past Norwin’s Brianna Zajicek during PIAA second action at Keystone Oaks High School.
High school sports broadcasts scheduled this week on Trib HSSN
Both the Road to Hershey and the PIHL Penguins Cup hockey playoffs conclude this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Pine-Richland stays atop Trib HSSN PIHL power rankings
Every Monday during the 2018-19 PIHL hockey season, the TribLive High School Sports Network releases weekly Power Rankings.

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Girls basketball rankings for week of March 17, 2019
The Road to Hershey has shuffled the deck with three rounds in the book and two more coming this week.

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Pine-Richland head baseball coach Curt Wolfe prepares his team for the 2019 season March 12, 2019, at Pine-Richland.
WPIAL Class 6A baseball preseason breakdown
March 16, 2019
Baseball teams in WPIAL Class 6A in 2018 could not deal with the Big Mac attack.

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Chartiers Valley coach instructs his team during a PIAA quarterfinal game against Oakland Catholic on March 16, 2019, at Peters Township.
Chartiers Valley girls stay unbeaten, edge Oakland Catholic in PIAA quarterfinals
Perfection is not supposed to come easy.

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Vincentian Academy and Cornell tip-off in the PIAA Class A quarterfinals March 15, 2019, at Northgate.
Vincentian Academy overcomes slow start to defeat Cornell in PIAA quarterfinals
March 15, 2019
Vincentian Academy had the third-highest scoring offense in WPIAL Class A boys basketball this season, averaging nearly 66 points.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Shaylor Williams battles Oakland Catholic’s Claire Pilewski for a loose ball during their WPIAL Class 5A girls semifinal Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, at North Allegheny High School.
5 things to watch in the PIAA girls basketball quarterfinals
Last week, 35 girls basketball teams from the WPIAL began their quest for state gold.

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Chartiers Valley’s Perri Carlisle-Page scores over Slippery Rock’s Hallie Raabe during their PIAA Class 5A second round state playoff game Wednesday, Mar. 13, 2019, at Moon Area High School.
PIAA girls basketball quarterfinals sites, times: 4 WPIAL teams staying close to home
March 14, 2019
Four WPIAL teams won’t have to go far for their state quarterfinals game Saturday afternoon, while two district squads will have to hit the road for their third round girls basketball game.

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Mt Lebanon’s Mike Palmer splits Butler’ Luke Patten and Ethan Morton during the 6A boys WPIAL Championship Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Petersen Events Center.
PIAA boys basketball quarterfinals sites, times: Mt. Lebanon to play Kennedy Catholic at Aliquippa
Two WPIAL champions will play inside district boundaries while a third will be striking oil.

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Buddy Valinsky coaches Allderdice’s state playoff game against Canon-McMillan Saturday, Mar. 9, 2019, at Mt. Lebanon High School.
Valinsky resigns at Allderdice, hopes for boys basketball coaching job with WPIAL program
Buddy Valinsky is no longer in charge of the Dragons, but the coaching fire within is still burning bright.

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Mars boys, Peters Township girls stay atop Trib 10 power rankings
March 13, 2019
Every Wednesday during the 2018-19 WPIAL basketball season, the TribLive High School Sports Network releases Power Rankings during the WPIAL Roundball Report at 6:30 p.m.

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Bethel Park’s Maddie Dziezgowski is fouled by Peters Twp.’s Isabella Mills during their game Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, at Bethel Park High School.
5 things to watch in PIAA girls basketball: 4th matchup for Peters Twp., Bethel Park
March 12, 2019
Bethel Park is having an outstanding season. In fact, the Black Hawks may be one of the best girls basketball teams that didn’t win a district title, reach the district finals or even win a section crown.

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The Montour hockey team celebrates after defeating Thomas Jefferson in the PIHL Class A semifinals March 12, 2019, at RMU Island Sports Center.
Montour edges Thomas Jefferson in overtime in PIHL Class A semifinals
In the end, top-seeded Montour was just too powerful for Thomas Jefferson.

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Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Team of the Week: Monessen
Our Trib HSSN Team of the Week has shined under both a first-year coach and a first-year point guard to reach the Class A WPIAL semifinals and now the second round of the state playoffs — the Monessen Greyhounds.

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Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Player of the Week: Quaker Valley’s Ryan Stowers
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Trib HSSN boys basketball state rankings for week of March 11, 2019
March 11, 2019
If this week’s Trib HSSN boys’ basketball state rankings look familiar, there’s a simple reason.

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Peters’ Journey Thompson grabs a rebound away from North Allegheny’s Paige Morning Star 6A girls WPIAL Championship Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Petersen Events Center.
Broadcasts planned this week on Trib HSSN
March 10, 2019
The Road to Hershey shares the postseason winter spotlight with the Penguins Cup hockey playoffs this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Team of the Week: Bethel Park
Bethel Park improved to 22-3 and defeated a district champion in the opening round of the PIAA playoffs, earning Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Team of the Week

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Mars, Meadville drop out of Trib HSSN PIHL power rankings
Every Sunday during the PIHL hockey, the Trib Live High School Sports Network releases the weekly Power Rankings.

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Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Player of the Week: Blackhawk’s Mackenzie Amalia
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Trib HSSN girls basketball state rankings for week of March 10, 2019
The Road to Hershey is open, and the fun has begun.

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Thomas Jefferson coach Lisa Fairman instructs her team during a PIAA playoff game against Trinity on March 9, 2019, at Mt. Lebanon.
Thomas Jefferson girls top Trinity for 3rd time this season
March 9, 2019
The third time was not a charm for Trinity, and because of that, the Hillers’ girls basketball season ended at the hands of a team coming off a silver lining.

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WPIAL boys teams to test mettle vs. District 10 in PIAA playoff games Saturday
March 8, 2019
Eighteen WPIAL boys basketball teams hit the court Saturday to open up the PIAA postseason against teams from various districts.

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Unbeaten teams to test Highlands, Leechburg boys in PIAA opening round
March 7, 2019
Only two WPIAL basketball teams made it through the district playoffs with a perfect record, and both were on the girls’ side — Class 6A champion Peters Township (25-0) and Class 5A winner Chartiers Valley (25-0).

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North Catholic’s Kylee Lewandowski scores past Central Valley’ Allyson Kirby during the 4A girls WPIAL Championship at Petersen Events Center.
5 things to watch in the PIAA girls basketball playoffs
There are 192 girls basketball teams across Pennsylvania with visions of state championships dancing in their heads as the 2019 PIAA playoffs tip off with first round play Friday and Saturday.

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Mars boys, Peters Township girls stay atop Trib 10 power rankings
March 6, 2019
Every Wednesday during the 2018-19 WPIAL basketball season, the TribLive High School Sports Network releases Power Rankings during the WPIAL Roundball Report at 6:30 p.m.

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Upper St. Clair hockey players celebrate after their PIHL Class AA first-round win over Baldwin on March 4, 2019, at Ice Castle.
Upper St. Clair tops Baldwin in PIHL Class AA 1st round game
March 4, 2019
After being swept in both regular-season matchups, No. 2 seed Upper St. Clair got some sweet postseason revenge by defeating Baldwin, 6-2, on Monday in a PIHL Class AA Penguins Cup first-round game at Ice Castle in Castle Shannon.

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Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Player of the Week: Mars’ Andrew Recchia
Andrew Recchia

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Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Team of the Week: Chartiers Valley
The Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Team of the Week picked up two postseason wins this past week, the second victory earning them gold for the second time in three years — the Chartiers Valley Colts.

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Trib HSSN boys basketball state rankings for week of March 4, 2019
Let the fun begin. Five rounds will produce six champions in three weeks in the Pennsylvania boys basketball version of March Madness.

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Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Team of the Week: Mt. Lebanon
March 3, 2019
Our Trib HSSN Team of the Week proved they are the top team in the top classification with a first championship in nine years as we salute the Mt. Lebanon Blue Devils.

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Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Player of the Week: North Catholic’s Tess Myers
Tess Myers

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Pine-Richland remains atop Trib HSSN PIHL power rankings
Every Monday during the 2018-19 PIHL hockey season, the TribLive High School Sports Network releases Power Rankings.

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Lincoln Park’s Isaiah Smith shoots a three-pointer over North Catholic’s Ryan Feczko during the WPIAL Class 3A boys championship game Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, at Petersen Events Center.
Broadcasts planned this week on Trib HSSN
The Path to the Pete is over as the hardwood focus turns to the Road to Hershey this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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New Castle’s Drew Cox shoots over Quaker Valley’s Jonathan Weir during the WPIAL Class 4A championship game Saturday, Mar. 2, 2019, at Petersen Events Center.
PIAA basketball playoff field set for WPIAL boys, girls teams
The WPIAL basketball playoffs are now history, so the attention turns to the Road to Hershey, which tips off next weekend.

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Trib HSSN girls basketball state rankings for week of March 3, 2019
The district playoffs are in the rear-view mirror, and the road to Hershey is about to open.

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North Catholic’s Dani Short scores over Central Valley’ Kaelyn Underwood during the 4A girls WPIAL Championship at Petersen Events Center.
WPIAL boys, girls basketball teams clinch PIAA playoff berths
March 1, 2019
While district basketball gold is being determined this weekend at Pitt, the Road to Hershey is scheduled to tip off next weekend.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Jenna Clark drives past Oakland Catholic’s Alexis Sestric during their WPIAL Class 5A girls semifinal Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, at North Allegheny High School.
WPIAL Class 5A girls basketball final preview: Chartiers Valley vs. Thomas Jefferson
Class 5A girls

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Shady Side Academy’s Nyla Rozier is fouled by Deer Lakes’ Julia Hollibaugh Monday, Jan. 14, 2019 at Shady Side Academy High School.
WPIAL Class 3A girls basketball final preview: Neshannock vs. Shady Side Academy
Class 3A girls

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Peters Twp.’s Makenna Marisa drives to the basket past Bethel Park’s Lauren Mullen during their game Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, at Bethel Park High School.
WPIAL Class 6A girls basketball finals preview: Peters Township vs. North Allegheny
Class 6A girls

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Deer Lakes coach Terence Parham calls out a play against North Catholic during a WPIAL Class 3A quarterfinal game Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019 at North Allegheny.
WPIAL boys, girls basketball teams qualify for PIAA playoffs
February 28, 2019
While district basketball gold is being determined this weekend at Pitt, the Road to Hershey is scheduled to tip off next weekend.

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North Catholic’s Kylee Lewandowski drops 19 on Elizabeth Forward in the first half during semifinal WPIAL action Monday, Feb. 25, 2019 at North Allegheny High School.
WPIAL Class 4A girls basketball finals preview: North Catholic vs. Central Valley
Class 4A girls

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Rochester’s Alexis Robison Quigley Catholic’s Hailey Drutorosky fight for a loose ball during semifinal WPIAL action Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019 at North Hills High School.
WPIAL Class A girls basketball finals preview: West Greene vs. Rochester
Class A girls

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Chartiers Valley’s Megan McConnell fights for the ball with Penn Hills’ Ariana Dunson during semifinal WPIAL action Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2019 at Fox Chapel Area School.
WPIAL boys, girls basketball teams clinch PIAA playoff berths
February 27, 2019
While the Path to the Pete is complete and the finals are set for this weekend, the Road to Hershey will tip off next week.

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Mars boys, Peters Township girls remain atop Trib 10 power rankings
Every Wednesday during the 2018-19 WPIAL basketball season, the TribLive High School Sports Network releases Power Rankings during the WPIAL Roundball Report at 6:30 p.m.

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Brentwood’s Abby Wolf (1) battles Laurel’s Makenna Collins (21) during their WPIAL semifinal playoff game Feb. 25, 2019, at Moon.
WPIAL Class 2A girls basketball finals preview: OLSH vs. Brentwood
Class 2A girls

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Vincentian Academy’s Anthony Vargo dribbles between Monessen’s Jalen Brice (1) and Dawayne Howell (10) during their WPIAL playoff game Feb. 25, 2019, at Peters Township.
WPIAL Class A boys basketball finals preview: Vincentian Academy vs. Nazareth Prep
Class A boys

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Serra Catholic’s Jayden Bristol drives against Sewickley Academy’s John DelVecchio in the WPIAL Class 2A semifinals Feb. 26, 2019, at Peters Township.
Serra Catholic takes down Sewickley Academy in Class 2A semifinals
February 26, 2019
Isiah Warfield did everything he could to lead his team back to the district championship game, but in the end, a lunar eclipse turned out the lights on Sewickley Academy’s title run.

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The Seton LaSalle boys basketball team huddles during a WPIAL playoff game against Washington on Feb. 21, 2019, at Canon-McMillan.
Seton LaSalle rolls past Washington in Class 3A quarterfinals
February 21, 2019
Both Seton LaSalle and Washington were shorthanded entering Thursday’s WPIAL Class 3A boys basketball quarterfinal game at Canon-McMillan.

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The Serra Catholic and OLSH girls basketball teams tip off their WPIAL Class 2A quarterfinal game Feb. 21, 2019, at Canon-McMillan.
No. 4 OLSH girls use 2nd-quarter surge to topple No. 5 Serra Catholic
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart used a run in the second quarter to take control after a back-and-forth opening frame en route to a 56-40 victory over No. 5-seeded Serra Catholic in a WPIAL Class 2A girls basketball quarterfinal Thursday at Canon-McMillan.

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North Allegheny’s Brynn Serbin fouls Norwin’s Jessica Kolesar Friday, Jan. 4, 2019 at North Allegheny High School.
Five things to watch in the WPIAL girls basketball quarterfinals
It took five playing days and nearly a week’s time, but the opening round of the 2019 WPIAL girls basketball playoffs is in the books.

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Mars boys, Peters Township girls stay atop Trib 10 basketball power rankings
February 20, 2019
Every Wednesday during the 2018-19 WPIAL basketball season, the TribLive High School Sports Network releases Power Rankings during the WPIAL Roundball Report at 6:30 p.m.

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New Castle hosting marquee boys basketball playoff doubleheader Thursday night
It will be a Section 1-3A convention of sorts Thursday for a WPIAL Class 3A boys basketball doubleheader to kick off quarterfinals weekend.

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The Woodland Hills and West Allegheny boys basketball teams tip off in the WPIAL playoff game Feb. 18, 2019, at Mt. Lebanon.
No. 4 Woodland Hills holds off No. 13 West Allegheny in Class 5A 1st-round victory
February 18, 2019
It was a throwback to a matchup several decades before, be it Michigan State against Indiana or the Celtics facing the Lakers.

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Veteran, championship-winning boys basketball coaches to lead P-T vs. PT on Tuesday night
Ten years ago, one coach was hoisting WPIAL gold. Sixteen years ago, the other coach was winning a district championship.

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Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Player of the Week: Lincoln Park’s Keeno Holmes
Keeno Holmes

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Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Team of the Week: Beaver Falls Tigers
The Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Team of the Week returned to the playoffs last week and picked up a win to advance to Round 2 — the Beaver Falls Tigers.

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Trib HSSN boys basketball state rankings for week of Feb. 18, 2019
Many of the ranked boys basketball teams across the commonwealth enjoyed a hard week of practice with few if any games as the postseason began.

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Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Player of the Week: South Side Beaver’s Sydney Payne
February 17, 2019
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Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Team of the Week: Winchester Thurston Bears
The TribLive Girls Basketball Team of the Week is a two-time WPIAL champion in Class A that is on its way to the Class 2A quarterfinals: the Winchester Thurston Bears.

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Jeannette’s Marcus Barnes scores against Springdale’s Michael Zolnierczyk (5) and Isaac Kern during their WPIAL Class 2A playoff game Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, at Gateway High School.
High school sports broadcasts scheduled this week on Trib HSSN
The Path to the Pete advances from the first round to the quarterfinals while the winter sports championship coverage continues on the mat and in the pool this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Pine-Richland remains atop Trib HSSN’s PIHL power rankings
Every Monday during the 2018-19 PIHL hockey season, the TribLive High School Sports Network releases Power Rankings.

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Trib HSSN girls basketball state rankings for week of Feb. 17, 2019
Call it the calm before the storm.

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PIHL standings through Feb. 16, 2019
February 16, 2019
Here are the latest PIHL high school hockey standings through Feb. 16. Check out weekly broadcasts, along with the PIHL Power Play Show at 8 p.m. Wednesdays at TribHSSN.TribLive.com.

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Charleroi, Deer Lakes boys looking for long-awaited playoff victory Saturday
February 15, 2019
History will be made Saturday afternoon at Keystone Oaks in a Class 3A first-round matchup between two programs starving for a postseason win.

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OLSH coach Don Eckerle talks with his team during a game against Burgettstown on Feb. 15, 2019, at Peters Township.
OLSH girls get defensive in WPIAL Class 2A 1st-round win
February 14, 2019
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart had some struggles offensively against Burgettstown on Friday in the opening round of the WPIAL Class 2A girls basketball playoffs.

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This Week on the TribLive High School Sports Network – 06/10/2018
June 10, 2018
The 2017-2018 school year comes to an end as the state baseball and softball postseason concludes this week here on the TribLive High School Sports Network. We have coverage of the 2018 PIAA baseball and softball playoffs with Semifinals and Championship game action along with coverage of The Foothills and Ken Lantzy All-Star football games […]

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This Week on the TribLive High School Sports Network – 05/27/2018
May 27, 2018
The final district championships of the 2017-2018 school year are upon as we hit the diamonds to give out the gold this week here on the TribLive High School Sports Network. We conclude our exclusive coverage of the 2018 WPIAL playoffs with six baseball championships, all streamed live and archived on video, along with all […]

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This Week on the Trib Live High School Sports Network – 04/22/2018
April 22, 2018
Hard to believe, but the fourth month of the year is winding down as continue our coverage of spring high school sports this week here on the TribLive High School Sports Network. Section play is into the second half as our coverage heats up of WPIAL and District 6 baseball, WPIAL softball along with WPIAL […]

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Dickton Dominates as Blackhawk Beats Ambridge
April 11, 2018
For the third straight game, Bree Dickton recorded double-digit strikeouts in leading her team to a 6-1 victory against Ambridge in a Class 4A Section 3 matchup on Wednesday. Dickton recorded twelve strikeouts and scattered six hits in giving up one run to the Bridgers. Dickton also added some punch at the plate with a […]

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This Week on the Trib Live High School Sports Network – 04/08/2018
April 8, 2018
As the temps continue to rise during the week and if the weather stays somewhat dry, the action on the diamonds will finally be fast and furious this week here on the TribLive High School Sports Network. Section play continues in our coverage of WPIAL baseball and softball along with WPIAL girls and boys lacrosse […]

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This Week on the TribLive High School Sports Network – 02/27/2018
February 27, 2018
The Path to the Pete winds down to a golden conclusion as we also strike gold in the poll and on the mats as February turns to March this week here on the TribLive High School Sports Network. We continue our exclusive coverage of the WPIAL Boys and Girls Basketball Playoffs with Semifinals and LIVE […]

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This Week on the TribLive High School Sports Network – 01/22/2018
January 22, 2018
Things are warming up as the district basketball section season tips off the second half and the postseason begins in team wrestling this week here on the TribLive High School Sports Network. We continue our coverage of section play on the hardwood with plenty of boys and girls high school basketball section action in the […]

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This Week on the Trib Live High School Sports Network – 01/07/2018
January 7, 2018
We shake off the bitter cold weather by delivering red hot high school sports winter action this week here on the TribLive High School Sports Network. We continue our coverage of section play on the hardwood with plenty of boys and girls high school basketball section action in the WPIAL as well as District 6 […]

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Washington Falls to Wilmington in PIAA 2-A Semifinals Shootout
December 2, 2017
Too many turnovers proved too costly for Washington on Friday night. Wilmington turned four turnovers into touchdowns and emerged with a 49-42 victory over the Little Prexies in a PIAA Class 2A semifinal at Slippery Rock University’s Mihalik-Thompson Stadium. The Greyhounds took advantage of two fumbles and two interceptions, then picked off a third pass […]

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Jeannette Shuts Down Farrell in PIAA 1-A Semifinals Win
It took Jeannette almost a half to get its offense started Friday, but once it did, Farrell didn’t have a prayer. Jeannette’s defense forced four turnovers, including two second-half interceptions, and Robert Kennedy scored two touchdowns as Jeannette punched its ticket to the PIAA Class A championship game with an impressive 17-6 victory at Seneca […]

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2017-2018 PIHL High School Hockey Standings – 11/29/2017
November 29, 2017
Here are the latest 2017-2018 standings in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League through Friday, December 1st. You can follow the PIHL high school hockey season with video stream broadcasts, PIHL News and Notes every Friday starting in December and the PIHL Power Play Show on Wednesday nights at 8:00pm starting in December right here on […]

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2017 PIAA State Girls Volleyball Results – NA, Knoch & Freeport Win Gold
November 20, 2017
History was made at this years girls volleyball state championships as the district came away with not one, not two but three PIAA titles. The WPIAL had never won three state crowns before and the last time they won two in the same year was 26 years ago in 1991. But this year the three […]

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It’s a Good Knight as Norwin Beats Neshaminy for PIAA 4-A Girls Soccer Crown
November 18, 2017
Sophomore Dani Iannuzzo scored the game’s only goal off a corner kick from senior Alyssa Victor in the 73rd minute, and Norwin’s girls soccer team captured its first state championship in any sport since 1996 with a 1-0 victory over Neshaminy Friday evening at Hersheypark Stadium. Senior goalkeeper Sam Wexell made five saves for the […]

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2017-2018 PIHL High School Hockey Standings – 11/16/2017
November 16, 2017
Here are the latest 2017-2018 standings in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League through Thursday, November 16th. You can follow the PIHL high school hockey season with video stream broadcasts, PIHL News and Notes every Friday starting in December and the PIHL Power Play Show on Wednesday nights at 8:00pm starting in December right here on the […]

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This Week on the Trib Live High School Sports Network
November 14, 2017
We continue the postseason ride on The Highway to Heinz and The Road to RMU while we begin our high school winter sports action and hit the state playoffs in two other high school fall sports this week here on the new TribLive High School Sports Network. We continue our exclusive coverage of the 2017 […]

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This Week on the TribLive High School Sports Network – 11/06/2017
November 6, 2017
We continue the postseason ride on The Highway to Heinz and The Road to RMU while we begin our high school winter sports action and hit the state playoffs in two other high school fall sports this week here on the new TribLive High School Sports Network. We continue our exclusive coverage of the 2017 […]

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Knoch, Knoch – Who’s There? – WPIAL 3-A Girls Volleyball Champion Knights
November 5, 2017
It takes a high level of dedication and commitment to continue to pursue a championship for 32 seasons without ever winning one, but that’s what Coach Geist has done coaching the girls’ volleyball team at Knoch High School. The top seeded Knights ended that championship drought, winning the Girls 3A WPIAL Championship three sets to […]

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A Golden First: Waynesburg Beats Freedom for WPIAL 2-A Girls Soccer Title
The Waynesburg Lady Raiders made the most of their first ever trip to the WPIAL Championship Game, taking the 2A title with a 4-2 win over the defending champion Freedom Bulldogs.  The Raiders came out strong and really controlled the play throughout the first half, but two misses on very good scoring opportunities and some […]

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Bishop Canevin Back on Top in WPIAL 1-A Girls Volleyball
It is an odd year for the Bishop Canevin volleyball team. And that’s a good thing. The Lady Crusaders defeated Our Lady of the Sacred Heart in straight sets (25-19, 25-22, 25-23) to win the 2017 WPIAL Class 1A Championship. It is the third championship in five years for Bishop Canevin, who also won in […]

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WPIAL Girls Volleyball Semifinals Recaps 2017
November 3, 2017
There have not been a lot of surprises in the district girls volleyball postseason as chalk has prevailed. It will be #1 vs #2 in 4-A, in 3-A and in 2-A and #1 vs #3 in 1-A. Those Saturday matchups were finalized after the eight Semifinals matches Thursday on the Trib Live High School Sports […]

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2017 WPIAL FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS
October 30, 2017
A year ago in the first season of six district champions in high school football, Pittsburgh Central Catholic, West Allegheny, Thomas Jefferson, Beaver Falls, Steel Valley and Clairton claimed gold. All but Beaver Falls are back into the postseason as the 3-week trip on the Highway to Heinz and the 4-week journey on the Road […]

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FINAL WPIAL Football Playoff Qualifiers
October 27, 2017
All 64 teams are now set for a postseason cruise on the Highway to Heinz or the Road to Robert Morris heading into the final day of the regular season. Here is the final WPIAL football playoff picture with the order of the postseason teams from each conference. 6-A, 5-A and 4-A – Top 4 […]

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WPIAL/City League Week Nine Friday Football Scores
Here are the Week Nine final scores. The curtain has closed on the 2017 WPIAL regular season for all but 8 teams, who are still waiting for their Saturday gridiron action. 6-A Northern Seven Conference: Pine-Richland Rams  48  –  North Allegheny Tigers  28  (F) Pittsburgh Central Catholic Vikings  21  –  Penn Hills Indians  0  (F) […]

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Chicks Picks – Week Nine – 2017
October 26, 2017
Welcome to Week 9 of the high school football season. It’s that time of year again when the fall colors abound.  At a quick glance, we can see the many shades of orange, red, yellow, and yes, pink.  October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Once upon a time, the color pink signified delicacy and femininity.  For […]

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Big Game Hunting – Week Nine
October 25, 2017
I often think how funny it is to see all the work that goes into figuring out playoff scenarios, especially some of the deep-down tiebreaker stuff. The procrastinator in me just says, “week nine is coming, it will all be sorted right out there, so why bother doing the actual math?” Once again, as it […]

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TribLive High School Sports Network Top Ten – WPIAL Football – 10/24/2017
October 24, 2017
Each and every Monday during the regular season, the new TribLive High School Sports Network will rank the Top Ten seven in 6-A and top ten football teams in each of the other five classifications. Here are the rankings following Week Seven of the 2017 high school football season. WPIAL CLASS 6-A WPIAL FOOTBALL TOP […]

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Nord/James of Fox Chapel & Heckert/Bertig of Indiana Win WPIAL Doubles Titles
October 21, 2017
History was made Friday as senior Amanda Nord of Fox Chapel won her fourth WPIAL Tennis Doubles championship, partnering for a second straight year with Charlotte James to win Class 3-A gold.  Nord won the district doubles titles as a freshman teaming with Laurel Shymansky. She became only the second tennis player in WPIAL history […]

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WPIAL/City League Week Eight Saturday Football Scores
There were three Saturday afternoon high school football games to close the doors on Week Eight. Two of the games were non-conference contests along with one key Class 1-A Big 7 Conference game with playoff hopefuls going head-to-head. Even the two non-conference contests featured three playoff bound district teams. Here are ALL the results from […]

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Chicks Picks – Week Eight – 2017
October 19, 2017
Welcome to Week 8 of the high school football season. Late Wednesday night, Chick’s Picks was sitting back, relaxing, and enjoying some TV.  Suddenly, out of the blue, a Twitter war broke out among local prognosticators.  Although Chick’s Picks had done nothing but mind her own business, one of her rivals called her out – […]

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PIAA Boys & Girls Golf Western Regional Qualifiers
October 17, 2017
With a chill in the air, the WPIAL’s top boys and girls golfers were joined by top linksters from Districts 6, 9 and 10 Monday at Toms run Golf Course in Blairsville attempting to qualify for the 2017 PIAA Individual State Golf Championships. 21 boys and 11 girls golfer from the WPIAL qualified and will […]

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TribLive High School Sports Network Top Ten – WPIAL Football – 10/16/2017
October 16, 2017
Each and every Monday during the regular season, the new TribLive High School Sports Network will rank the Top Ten seven in 6-A and top ten football teams in each of the other five classifications. Here are the rankings following Week Seven of the 2017 high school football season. WPIAL CLASS 6-A WPIAL FOOTBALL TOP […]

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WPIAL Saturdays Scholastic Starz – Week Seven
October 15, 2017
The first Saturday edition of the ‘TribLive Stretch Run’ was a good one weather wise and performance wise too. Five district high school football games were on the docket and four of them carried playoff implications for both teams. Here are the players that helped their teams clinch a playoff spot, improve their positioning or […]

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WPIAL Friday Night HighLights – Week Seven – 2017
October 14, 2017
Friday of Week Seven not only marked the start of the ‘TribLive Stretch Run’ and the final three weeks of the regular season, it was also Friday the 13th. (ooooooohhh, aaaaaaaahhh) But on a night littered with showdonw games in each classification, there was nothing scary about these top performances as broken mirrors, walking under […]

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WPIAL Week Seven Saturday Football Scores 2017
Five high school football games were slated for Saturday as we prepare to close the door on Week Seven of the WPIAL campaign. Four of the games were conference contests, all of which held playoff implications of some sort for the eight participants. Here are results from all five tilts, with two of the games […]

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Santilli Repeats as 3-A Singles Champ While Greb Wins 2-A Tennis Gold
Last year, Maria Santilli of Norwin and Katherine Marks of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart captured gold in the district girls singles tennis playoffs. On Friday, one of them successfully defended while the other had to settle for silver. Santilli won a second straight Class 3-A district crwon with a straight set win over […]

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Hometown Volleyball Recap – Freeport
October 13, 2017
An undefeated section season continues for Freeport volleyball after a Senior Night victory. The Lady Yellowjackets defeated the Derry Lady Trojans in straight sets (25-15, 25-21, 25-23). After the Senior Night festivities for the five seniors on the roster, things got off to a slow start for Freeport as Derry rattled off the first three […]

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Big Game Hunting – Week Seven
October 12, 2017
We head into the stretch run and, as with every other year, it feels to me as if the season has only just started two weeks ago. Some fantastic performances last week have set up some amazing match-ups for this coming Week Seven. Hopefully, none of you suffer from triskaidekaphobia, as we make our way […]

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TribLive High School Football Show for Week 7
Click below to watch TribLive’s Kevin Gorman and Chris Harlan as they welcome OLSH football coach Dan Bradley. Plus the latest high school football news from around the WPIAL prior to Week Seven.   http://ljsp.lwcdn.com/api/video/embed.jsp?id=d612f836-525f-4f2f-9714-eed25989218b&pi=fd73db78-9c6c-47b3-8f6a-45b75e826890

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WPIAL Alum Q&A – Justin Watson
October 10, 2017
Justin Watson enjoyed a terrific high-school football career at South Fayette, and was part of perhaps the Lions’ greatest team in school history in 2013. Since then, he’s been one of the best players in the Ivy League while staring at Penn. Watson is this week’s feature for the WPIAL Alum Q&A. Watson was a […]

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TribLive High School Sports Network Top Ten – WPIAL Football – 10/9/2017
October 9, 2017
Each and every Monday during the regular season, the new TribLive High School Sports Network will rank the Top Ten seven in 6-A and top ten football teams in each of the other five classifications. Here are the rankings following Week Six of the 2017 high school football season. WPIAL CLASS 6-A WPIAL FOOTBALL TOP […]

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This Week on the TribLive High School Sports Network – 10/09/2017
We STRETCCCCHHHH into a new era with the first full week of fall high school sports action this week here on the new TribLive High School Sports Network. We kick off the Stretch Run of the 2017 WPIAL football season with Week Seven and The Network has 25 WPIAL and five District 6 and District […]

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WPIAL Football Standings After Week Six
October 8, 2017
Here are the latest WPIAL football standings through Week Six of the 2017 high school football season. Once again this year, we have added points for and points against as well as the updated WPIAL tiebreaker points for all 121 WPIAL teams. Standings are updated after Friday and Saturday’s scholastic gridiron action each week. Click […]

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Saturdays Scholastic Starz – Week Six
Mother nature has been confused. In Week One and Two in early September, there was a chill in the air and the heat acclamation week from August looked like it would go to waste. But on the first Saturday of October, most of the action kicked off with temps in the 80’s. The heat index […]

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WPIAL/City League Week Six Friday Football Scores
October 6, 2017
October football. There is a certain feel in the air, perhaps urgency as we hit the second half of the regular season where triumphs are a huge step toward the postseason while losses can be a death blow to playoff dreams. It may not have been cool temperature wise, but coaches still wanted to see […]

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Chicks Picks – Week Six – 2017
Welcome to Week 6 of the high school football season. As many of you are aware, the MSA Sports Network has now become the TribLive High School Sports Network.  Chick’s Picks was thrilled with this news, and was particularly excited when one of her counterparts, The Birdie, mentioned her on Twitter earlier this week. At […]

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Big Game Hunting – Week Six
October 4, 2017
There was a bit of a shocker last week in 1-A with Imani knocking off Clairton. Maybe not everyone was stunned that the Saints were able to knock off the Bears, but short five kids who were suspended made it was quite an accomplishment and a signature win for Imani. The other top ranked teams […]

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MSA Sports/TribLive Top Ten – WPIAL Football
October 3, 2017
Each and every Monday during the regular season, the MSA Sports Network will rank the Top Ten seven in 6-A and top ten football teams in each of the other five classifications. Here are the rankings following Week Four of the 2017 high school football season. WPIAL CLASS 6-A WPIAL FOOTBALL TOP SEVEN: 1.    PINE-RICHLAND RAMS  […]

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WPIAL Friday Night HighLights – Week Five 2017
September 30, 2017
Week Five marked the midway point of the WPIAL football regular season and it also was the first Friday night precipitation was involved as most of the games throughout the district had to deal with showers right before or in the early part of the game. However there was nothing middle of the road about […]

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Chicks Pick – Week Five
September 28, 2017
Welcome to Week 5 of the high school football season.  This week brought several straight days of unseasonably warm temperatures.  Wondering where these temperatures were during the summer, Chick’s Picks did her best to keep cool.  A few days into the heatwave, however, was concerned that delirium was setting in.  So, she tried her best […]

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Riverside Sophomore Skyler Fox Repeats as WPIAL Boys Golf 2-A Champion
It took a little bit longer this time, but Riverside’s Skyler Fox is once again the 2A boys golf champion. Fox edged Sewickley Academy’s Cole Luther on the first hole of a playoff to claim his second title in as many years on Thursday at Allegheny County Club in Sewickley. Fox, a sophomore, and Luther, […]

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WPIAL Football Standings After Week Four
September 25, 2017
Here are the latest WPIAL football standings through Week Four of the 2017 high school football season. Once again this year, we have added points for and points against as well as the updated WPIAL tiebreaker points for all 121 WPIAL teams. Standings are updated after Friday and Saturday’s scholastic gridiron action each week. Click […]

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WPIAL Saturdays Scholastic Starz – Week Four
In football, when an official puts a fist in the air, it means fourth down. So we here at MSA Sports, powered by TribLive.com stand with our first in the air. No, not in some sort of protest, but to salute the stand out players in the handful of WPIAL football games on Saturday that […]

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WPIAL Week Four Saturday Scores
A couple of Homecoming games has expanded the Saturday slate in WPIAL football in Week Four to a fist full of excitement. Both Shaler and Beaver will play their traditional Homecoming Day games on Saturday, to go with three Class 1-A conference contests involving four top ten ranked teams. Here is the schedule, with three […]

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WPIAL/City League Week Four Scores
Mother Nature is confused. While fans, coaches and players appreciated a fifth straight dry Friday night going back to Week Zero, the first few weeks felt like early October and now as we head into the final week of the ninth month, it’s felt more like August. Like the temps, the action on the field […]

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Chicks Picks – Week Four
Welcome to Week 4 of the high school football season. While working on this week’s predictions and researching some of the top players in the WPIAL, Chick’s Picks started thinking back to her basketball playing days many moons ago.  Recalling some of the most talented players from her day, Chick’s Picks wondered, where are they […]

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WPIAL Football Standings After Week Three
September 17, 2017
Here are the latest WPIAL football standings through Week Three of the 2017 high school football season. Once again this year, we have added points for and points against as well as the updated WPIAL tiebreaker points for all 121 WPIAL teams. Standings are updated after Friday and Saturday’s scholastic gridiron action each week. Click […]

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WPIAL Friday Night HighLights – Week Three 2017
September 16, 2017
September WPIAL Friday night football continues to shine, both above and on the playing fields. Mother Nature bestowed another picture perfect evening weather wise and these young men took full advantage in leading their teams to victory, including one record smashing performance. Here is a look at some of those standout performances in Week Three […]

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MSA Sports Top Ten – WPIAL Football – 09/11/2017
September 11, 2017
Each and every Monday during the regular season, the MSA Sports Network will rank the Top Ten seven in 6-A and top ten football teams in each of the other five classifications. Here are the rankings following Week Two of the 2017 high school football season. WPIAL CLASS 6-A WPIAL FOOTBALL TOP SEVEN: 1.    PINE-RICHLAND […]

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WPIAL Football Standings After Week Two
September 9, 2017
Here are the latest WPIAL football standings through Week Two of the 2017 high school football season. Once again this year, we have added points for and points against as well as the updated WPIAL tiebreaker points for all 121 WPIAL teams. Standings are updated after Friday and Saturday’s scholastic gridiron action each week. Click […]

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WPIAL/City League Week Two Saturday Scores
As the band Three Dog Night once sang, “one is the loneliest number that you’ll ever know”. That could be the anthem for the very light WPIAL football schedule on Saturday. Unless we’re talking at the end of the season, then being one is the ultimate goal. For now though, one = first, and a […]

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MSA Sports Video Stream Game of the Week
September 8, 2017
MSA Sports has 22 WPIAL football broadcasts Friday night in Week Two, including the Class 6-A Southeastern Conference battle of South Hills neighbors as the Peters Township Indians host the Bethel Park Black Hawks in the MSA Sports Video Stream game of the Week. Watch live and archived starting at 7:30pm.

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WPIAL/City League Week Two Friday Scores
The calendar may have said early September, but the grandstands will feel like October. Sure, there were key high school football games throughout the district, but for a second straight week, any concerns of heat induced muscle cramps didn’t exist with kickoff temps around 60 degrees.  Here are all the final scores from a busy […]

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Chicks Picks – Week Two – 2017
September 7, 2017
Welcome to Week 2 of the high school football season. Chick’s Picks is the proud owner of two beautiful boxer dogs, Ursa and Stella.  Like any good dogs, Ursa and Stella really enjoy long walks with their humans.  Earlier this week, Chick’s Picks packed up her trusty crystal ball and her dogs, and headed out […]

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Big Game Hunting – Week Two
Week two gets us into the thick of the 2017 WPIAL football season with some dandy matchups on the MSA sports network. In fact there are so many dandy match ups that we find ourselves in the unique situation of having all six games in BGH feature a battle of Top Ten teams. So let’s […]

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MSA Sports Top Ten – WPIAL Football – 09/04/2017
September 4, 2017
Each and every Monday during the regular season, the MSA Sports Network will rank the Top Ten seven in 6-A and top ten football teams in each of the other five classifications. Here are the rankings following Week One of the 2017 high school football season. WPIAL CLASS 6-A WPIAL FOOTBALL TOP SEVEN: 1.    PINE-RICHLAND […]

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2017 WPIAL Football Standings After Week One
September 3, 2017
Here are the latest WPIAL football standings through Sunday of Week Zero of the 2017 high school football season. Once again this year, we have added points for and points against as well as the updated WPIAL tiebreaker points for all 121 WPIAL teams. Standings are updated after Friday and Saturday’s scholastic gridiron action each […]

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Chicks Picks – Week One – 2017
August 31, 2017
Welcome to Week 1 of the high school football season. As many of you know, the MSA Sports Network had a rough off-season. Earlier this summer, we lost our beloved friend and long-time broadcaster, Mark Schaas.  Then, just as we began to regroup from the loss, we caught word that the future of the Network […]

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Big Game Hunting – Week One
We know how fast this goes from previous experience, so we won’t be surprised when the playoff pairings show jumps on us real fast. How many week one games will be the difference between teams being part of that show and teams being on the outside looking in? Only time will tell and it is […]

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2017 WPIAL Football Standings – Week 0
August 30, 2017
Here are the latest WPIAL football standings through Sunday of Week Zero of the 2017 high school football season. Once again this year, we have added points for and points against as well as the updated WPIAL tiebreaker points for all 121 WPIAL teams. Standings are updated after Friday and Saturday’s scholastic gridiron action each […]

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CTK ’17 – MSA Sports Preseason Top Ten – Class 2-A
Each and every Monday during the regular season, the MSA Sports Network will rank the Top Ten football teams in each of the six classifications. With days to go before the 2017 WPIAL football regular season kicks off for all with Week One, we present our Preseason Top Ten teams…with the Top Ten in Class […]

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CTK ’17 – MSA Sports Preseason Top Ten – Class 3-A
August 29, 2017
Each and every Monday during the regular season, the MSA Sports Network will rank the Top Ten football teams in each of the six classifications. With days to go before the 2017 WPIAL football regular season kicks off for all with Week One, we present our Preseason Top Ten teams…with the Top Ten in Class […]

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CTK ’17 – MSA Sports Preseason Top Ten – Class 4-A
Each and every Monday during the regular season, the MSA Sports Network will rank the Top Ten football teams in each of the six classifications. With days to go before the 2017 WPIAL football regular season kicks off with Week One, we present our Preseason Top Ten teams…with the Top Ten in Class 4-A. WPIAL […]

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WPIAL Saturdays Scholastic Starz – Week Zero
August 28, 2017
Zero equal nothing, much like nothing from nothing leaves nothing. But Saturday in Week Zero was something, yes definitely something. In fact, the six games on the first Saturday slate made for the busiest Saturday of the entire 2017 campaign. None of the games had any postseason ramifications, but that doesn’t mean the stars weren’t […]

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WPIAL Friday Night HighLights – Week Zero
August 26, 2017
It felt like late September instead of late August Friday evening as more teams than last year decided to turn on the lights, charge admission and strike up the band for a football game rather than a second scrimmage. In the lone true tune-up for a lot of teams before conference play begins out of […]

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CTK ’17 – 2-A Three Rivers Conference Preview
August 24, 2017
Surely, Steel Valley can’t be as strong as last season, when the Ironmen won WPIAL and PIAA championships by invoking the mercy rule in every game. Due to the loss of a number of players, Steel Valley can’t expect a repeat of such dominance. But the question is can anybody in the Class 2A Three […]

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CTK ’17 – WPIAL Saturday Football Schedule
August 21, 2017
While there is little doubt that high school football is king on Friday nights in Western Pennsylvania, Saturday high school football in the WPIAL is still enjoyed by many, although sadly it is becoming a dying breed with only five schools that play a majority of their home games on Saturday afternoons or evenings. Last […]

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CTK ’17 – 4-A Northwest Nine Conference Preview
Throughout the WPIAL, it is tough to imagine a conference more diverse than the 4A Northwest Nine. One team with a prolific spread offense passing attack, another with a team that threw the ball on average just over six times per game, and a couple of teams with quality dual-threat quarterbacks. Each week is a […]

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CTK ’17 – 5-A Allegheny Nine Conference Preview
Look on the sidelines in games involving Allegheny Conference teams and you might want to often say, “Hey, new guy.” The Allegheny Nine is full of new head coaches. Of the nine teams, four have new head coaches. One team, Woodland Hills, has changed head coaches twice since the end of last season. The new […]

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CTK ’17 – 6-A Northern Seven Conference Preview
August 17, 2017
Of the seven teams in the Northern Seven Conference, at least one of them has been in a WPIAL championship game nine times in the past seven years. Two times over the past three years the championship in the WPIAL’s largest class has matched two teams from the Northern Seven. Come late November this year, […]

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Final Trib HSSN state softball rankings for 2019 season
June 16, 2019
Six softball teams were crowned state champions last week at Penn State, leaving them at the head of the class in the final edition of the Trib HSSN state softball rankings.

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Final Trib HSSN state baseball rankings for 2019 season
State champions have been crowned as another season comes to an end with the final edition of the Trib HSSN PIAA baseball rankings.

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Final Trib HSSN baseball, softball power rankings for 2019
The 2019 WPIAL baseball and softball seasons are in the books, but not before a final edition of the weekly Trib HSSN Power Rankings.

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Like father, like son: Loughran family celebrates 2 generations of WPIAL champion coaches
Many fathers will receive gifts on their day ranging from power ties to power tools.

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Serra’s Eli Kite (13) and Pat Brennan celebrates with catcher Mark Black after beating Seton LaSalle Tuesday, June 11, 2019 during PIAA 2-AA baseball semifinals at West Mifflin Area High School.
Serra Catholic avenges WPIAL loss to Seton LaSalle, earns 4th trip to PIAA finals
June 11, 2019
The game began with Mark Black’s haymaker on the first pitch and ended with Pat Brennan’s web gem on the last as Serra Catholic defeated Seton LaSalle, 4-3, Tuesday in a PIAA Class 2A semifinal at West Mifflin.

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Trib HSSN Softball Player of the Week
June 9, 2019
The Trib HSSN Softball Player of the Week is West Greene junior Jade Renner, who was the winning pitcher and contributed offensively as well for the two-time defending PIAA Class A champions.

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Trib HSSN Baseball Player of the Week
The Trib HSSN Baseball Player of the Week is Serra Catholic junior pitcher Alex Glumac, who won twice last week in the first two rounds of the state playoffs.

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Final 4 (plus 1) in penultimate Trib HSSN PIAA baseball rankings
June 8, 2019
Halfway through the state baseball playoffs, we present the next-to-last edition of the Trib HSSN PIAA baseball rankings.

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Seven WPIAL teams remain among Trib HSSN’s state softball rankings
Four of the six top-ranked teams from a week ago survived the first two rounds of the state playoffs and remain on top in the next-to-last edition of the Trib HSSN state softball rankings.

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Seton LaSalle’s Drew Lafferty bats against Laurel in the PIAA quarterfinals June 6, 2019, at Shaler.
Lafferty fans 12 as Seton LaSalle edges Laurel in PIAA quarterfinals
June 6, 2019
Seton LaSalle freshman Drew Lafferty is not a big strikeout pitcher. Entering the Rebels’ PIAA quarterfinal game against Laurel, he had 44 punch outs in just over 42 innings pitched.

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Seton LaSalle’s Dan Boehme celebrates his home run with Drew Lafferty during the WPIAL Class 2A championship game against Serra Catholic Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at Wild Things Park.
WPIAL Class 2A baseball teams find success in PIAA tournament
June 5, 2019
In Class 2A of the 2019 PIAA baseball playoffs, five letters provide the answer to how the west was won.

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Elizabeth Forward’s Taylor Ludwick doubles to left field against Punxsutawney in the PIAA first round June 3, 2019, at Peters Township.
Elizabeth Forward avenges loss to Punxsutawney in PIAA first round
June 3, 2019
Last season, Punxsutawney shut out Elizabeth Forward in the first round of the state playoffs on its way to winning the PIAA Class 4A softball championship.

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Plenty of shakeup in Trib HSSN state softball rankings
It was not a good week to be a favorite in the district finals. In fact, only one team ranked No. 1 in the Trib HSSN state softball rankings from a week ago is still on top this week.

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District champion stand atop Trib HSSN state baseball rankings
June 2, 2019
With the district playoff complete, here are the weekly Trib HSSN state baseball rankings prior to the first pitch of the 2019 state playoffs.

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Trib HSSN Baseball Team of the Week
The Trib HSSN Team of the Week is Shaler, which climbed from the No. 5-seed in Class 5A to win it first WPIAL baseball title in two decades.

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North Allegheny shortstop Cole Young makes a play against Bethel Park during their WPIAL Class 6A consolation game May 28, 2019, at W&J.
TribLive High School Sports Network broadcasts for week of June 3, 2019
With the district playoffs in the rear-view mirror, the final event of the 2018-19 school year begins this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Trib HSSN Softball Team of the Week for games of May 27-June 1
The Trib HSSN Softball Team of the Week is Elizabeth Forward, a team that did what nobody else could do this season to win the program’s first softball championship.

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Trib HSSN Softball Player of the Week for games of May 27-June 1
June 1, 2019
The Trib HSSN Softball Player of the Week is Avonworth senior Sarah Helffrich, who stood out on both days of the WPIAL Class 3A championship game.

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Trib HSSN Baseball Player of the Week
The Trib HSSN Baseball Player of the Week is Seton LaSalle junior Daniel Boehme, who put together one of the best offensive performances in WPIAL championship history.

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District champions highlighted in Trib HSSN baseball, softball power rankings
May 31, 2019
A golden week has produced changes throughout the Trib HSSN baseball and softball power rankings, including a new No. 1 in softball following the 2019 WPIAL championships.

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West Allegheny celebrates with the trophy after beating Connellsville Area in the 5-A softball championship Friday, May 31, 2019 at Peters Township High School.
West Allegheny tops Connellsville for 3rd straight WPIAL softball title
Coaches who have won multiple championships have compared them to having kids. They are all different, and they are all awesome.

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The Avonworth softball team celebrates after defeating Keystone Oaks in the WPIAL Class 3A championship game May 30, 2019, at Peters Township.
Avonworth finishes off Keystone Oaks for 1st WPIAL softball title
May 30, 2019
Avonworth took part in a hit parade Wednesday as the Antelopes blooped and smashed their way to a big lead before the WPIAL Class 3A softball title game was suspended.

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Connellsville’s Payton Lowry howls in victory with teammates while watching from the dugout as their team scores against Penn-Trafford during WPIAL softball semifinals Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at Seton Hill University.
Weather again forces WPIAL to postpone some softball championship games
Mother Nature continues to win out over the WPIAL softball finals.

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Shaler’s Nick Rispoli (8), Colton Scott (11) and Justin DeSabato (20) celebrate with the championship trophy after defeating Laurel Highlands in the WPIAL Class 5A final Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at Wild Things Park.
Shaler rolls past Laurel Highlands to win 5th WPIAL baseball championship
May 28, 2019
Prince sang about partying like it was 1999. The Shaler baseball team is going to take his advice.

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TribHSSN Softball Player of the Week for games of May 20-25, 2019
May 27, 2019
The Trib HSSN Softball Player of the Week is Laurel senior Kayla Ruperto, who helped lead the defending WPIAL Class 2A champions back to the title game.

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Trib HSSN Baseball Player of the Week for games of May 20-25
The Trib HSSN Baseball Player of the Week is Beaver senior Mason Rose, who used his arm and his bat to help the Bobcats reach the WPIAL finals for the first time in six years.

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Ambridge Area’s Dorien Priddy with a set against Seton LaSalle during the WPIAL AA boys volleyball championships Thursday, May 23, 2019 at Fox Chapel Area High School.
Trib HSSN boys volleyball power rankings for week of May 27, 2019
May 26, 2019
The district playoffs are in the books, so here is the final edition of the Trib HSSN weekly WPIAL boys volleyball Power Rankings.

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Trib HSSN Baseball Team of the Week for games of May 20-25
California, which is in the WPIAL baseball finals for the fifth time this decade and the fourth time in the last six years, is the Trib HSSN Team of the Week.

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Shaler’s Justin DeSabato (right) and the Titans will play Laurel Highlands for the WPIAL 5A baseball title at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. The TribLive High School Sports Network will have exclusive coverage of the WPIAL baseball and softball championship games.
TribLive High School Sports Network broadcasts for week of May 27, 2019
Twenty-four teams are ready to battle for district diamond gold this week only here on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Trib HSSN lacrosse power rankings: May 26, 2019
Four teams have been crowned district champions as the WPIAL playoffs have come to an end as we unveil the final edition of the Trib HSSN weekly Power Rankings for boys and girls lacrosse.

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Trib HSSN Softball Team of the Week for games of May 20-25
The Trib HSSN Softball Team of the Week is Keystone Oaks, a team that raised eyebrows by coming from the bottom of the bracket as the No. 6 seed to reach the WPIAL Class 3A finals.

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Four WPIAL teams enter Trib HSSN state baseball rankings
May 24, 2019
The weekly Trib HSSN PIAA baseball rankings looked more like the changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace after a busy week of district postseason play this past week.

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Four WPIAL teams fall out of Trib HSSN state softball rankings
There will be no district gold for six teams who were ranked last week in the Trib HSSN state softball rankings.

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Playoff losses shift Trib HSSN baseball, softball power rankings
This past week’s quarterfinals and semifinals shuffled the deck with major changes in the Trib HSSN Power Rankings.

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Hopewell baseball players step to the first-base line for the national anthem before their WPIAL Class 3A semifinal against Keystone Oaks on May 22, 2019, at Boyce-Mayview Park.
No. 2 Hopewell topples Keystone Oaks to reach WPIAL championship
May 22, 2019
After falling in the Final Four the last two years, the third time was a charm for Hopewell as the No. 2 Vikings defeated No. 3 Keystone Oaks, 6-1, in a WPIAL Class 3A semifinal Wednesday at Boyce-Mayview Park.

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Bethel Park’s Brandon Cole was 4 for 5 with a home run in a 3-2 win over Seneca Valley in the WPIAL quarterfinals May 21, 2019, at Boyce-Mayview Park.
Shoemaker’s single in 10th lifts No. 3 Bethel Park past Seneca Valley in WPIAL quarterfinals
May 21, 2019
Brandon Cole had four hits, including a solo homer, and Cooper Shoemaker knocked home the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning as Bethel Park edged Seneca Valley, 3-2, in the WPIAL Class 6A baseball quarterfinals Tuesday at Boyce-Mayview Park.

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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.
Serra Catholic tops Avonworth, reaches WPIAL semifinals for 5th straight season
May 20, 2019
Serra Catholic used a combination of small ball and long ball to beat Avonworth, 7-2, in a WPIAL Class 2A quarterfinal baseball game Monday at Upper St. Clair.

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TribHSSN Softball Player of the Week for games of May 13-18, 2019
May 19, 2019
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Trib HSSN Baseball Player of the Week for games of May 13-18
The Trib HSSN Baseball Player of the Week is Our Lady of the Sacred Heart senior Jeff Zick, who threw a three-hit shutout in the Chargers’ WPIAL Class 2A first-round victory over Riverside.

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TribHSSN Softball Team of the Week for games of May 13-18, 2019
The Trib HSSN Softball Team of the Week is West Allegheny, which won district gold last season and is off and running this postseason after a first-round win.

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Trib HSSN Baseball Team of the Week for games of May 13-18
The Trib HSSN Baseball Team of the Week is Waynesburg Central, a team that won its first WPIAL playoff game in eight years with a Class 3A first-round victory last week.

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The Shady Side Academy girls lacrosse team is ranked No. 4 in the Trib HSSN weekly Power Rankings.
Trib HSSN lacrosse power rankings: For games ending May 18, 2019
May 18, 2019
The district playoffs are at the midway point with two rounds in the books and two more remaining heading into this week’s Trib HSSN weekly Power Rankings for boys and girls lacrosse.

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Latrobe’s Tommy Labick (1) blocks the ball during boys’ volleyball on Tuesday, March 27, 2019 at Penn-Trafford High School.
Trib HSSN volleyball power rankings: For games ending May 20, 2019
We are down to the district Final Four in the Trib HSSN weekly WPIAL boys volleyball Power Rankings.

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Hempfield’s Kelsi Terzolino is mobbed by teammates after driving in the winnng run in the bottom of the seventh inning against Baldwin in a WPIAL Class 6A quarterfinal Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at Gateway High School.
TribLive High School Sports Network broadcasts for the week of May 20, 2019
The district postseason continues with plenty of action from four spring high school sports only here on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Playoffs heat up for teams in Trib 10 baseball, softball power rankings
May 17, 2019
Postseason power rankings saw very little change in baseball but a big sweep of Class 6A teams kicked to the curb in this week’s Trib HSSN Power Rankings.

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Little movement atop Trib HSSN state softball rankings
The start of the district playoffs was a slow one as many of the top teams enjoyed first-round byes this week, leading to only a handful of changes in the Trib HSSN state softball rankings.

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New No. 1 team in Class 3A in Trib HSSN state baseball rankings
Most of the teams in the weekly Trib HSSN PIAA baseball rankings survived the conclusion of the regular season and start of the district postseason this past week.

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Norwin’s Billy Kerston pitches against Mt. Lebanon during a WPIAL playoff game May 16, 2019, at West Mifflin.
Norwin takes advantage of miscues, beats Mt. Lebanon in Class 6A playoff game
May 16, 2019
The hits column from the Norwin versus Mt. Lebanon game didn’t tell the whole story.

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Brentwood’s Jayneil Latham celebrates with Matt Veatch after scoring during their WPIAL Class 2A playoff game against Summit Academy Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at Seneca Valley High School.
Brentwood runs past Summit Academy in preliminary round
May 14, 2019
With the one-and-done aspect of the WPIAL playoffs, baseball coaches always say they need to win and advance in the postseason.

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Breakout squad named Trib HSSN Softball Team of the Week
May 13, 2019
The Trib HSSN Softball Team of the Week is the Upper St. Clair Panthers, a team that enjoyed a breakout season to end a long postseason drought.

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Seneca Valley senior named Trib HSSN Softball Player of the Week
Claire Zimmerman

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Trib HSSN Baseball Player of the Week: Jimmy Sadler, Chartiers-Houston
May 12, 2019
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TribHSSN Baseball Team of the Week for the week of May 6, 2019
The Trib HSSN Baseball Team of the Week is North Allegheny, a squad that is on a roll heading into the playoffs after winning all three of its games last week.

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TribLive High School Sports Network broadcasts for the week of May 13, 2019
The regular season is history, now the spring high school sports postseason begins this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Trib HSSN volleyball power rankings: For games ending May 12, 2019
A couple of flip-flops are the only changes in the Trib HSSN weekly WPIAL boys volleyball power rankings as the regular season concludes.

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Trib HSSN lacrosse power rankings: For games ending the week of May 11, 2019
As the regular season concludes, the same 10 teams — with some slight alterations — remain in this week’s Trib HSSN weekly Power Rankings for boys and girls lacrosse.

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New No. 1 teams highlight Trib HSSN state baseball rankings
May 10, 2019
The new teams and the exiting squads were limited in the weekly Trib HSSN PIAA baseball rankings, but there was plenty of action on top.

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North Allegheny’s Alex Zubrow competes during a North Allegheny tournament March 23, 2019 at North Allegheny.
Final WPIAL boys volleyball clinchings through May 9, 2019
The regular season is complete, and the field is set for the 2019 WPIAL boys volleyball postseason.

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Penn-Trafford’s Anthony Sherwin (2) slides safely under the tag of Pine-Richland shortstop Troy LaNeve (15) April 2, 2019 at Pine-Richland.
WPIAL baseball bracketology: Don Rebel predicts playoff seeds
May 9, 2019
The WPIAL will unveil the brackets for the 2019 district baseball playoffs Friday afternoon. Watch the official release at 1 p.m. on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Pair of WPIAL teams join Trib HSSN state softball rankings
There was very little rumbling this week in the Trib HSSN state softball rankings as teams close out their regular season and prepare for their respective district playoffs.

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North Hills’ Leah Rode (5) defends against North Allegheny’s Makenna Tuman (54) May 6, 2019 at North Allegheny.
Final WPIAL girls lacrosse standings through May 8, 2019
Here are the final WPIAL girls lacrosse standings for the 2019 season.

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Mt. Pleasant coach Chris Brunson talks with pitcher Carolyn Alincic on the mound during the seventh inning against Yough Monday, April 29, 2019, at Mt. Pleasant Area High School.
WPIAL softball bracketology: Don Rebel predicts playoff seeds
Fans are just hours from knowing what the true brackets will look like for the 2019 WPIAL softball playoffs.

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Franklin Regional catcher Bryce Harper (27) celebrates with coaches and teammates after defeating Gateway Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Murrysville.
Final WPIAL baseball playoff clinchings through May 8, 2019
May 8, 2019
On Friday, the WPIAL will unveil the brackets for the 2019 district baseball playoffs.

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New No. 1 team steps into Trib HSSN baseball power rankings
The final week of power rankings in the regular season has another new No. 1 team for baseball while the top team in softball remains unchanged in this week’s Trib HSSN Power Rankings.

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Seneca Valley’s Cory Greiner pitches against Central Catholic on May 8, 2019.
Seneca Valley tops Central Catholic to clinch playoff berth
Eric Semega has coached a lot of baseball in his nearly two decades at Seneca Valley, but he has never experienced what he went through this week.

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Ambridge junior Liam Buck (4) competes during a North Allegheny tournament March 23, 2019 at North Allegheny.
WPIAL boys volleyball playoff clinchings through May 7, 2019
There are two days left in the 2019 WPIAL boys volleyball regular season before the start of the district playoffs.

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Knoch’s Luke Goodlin works past Freeport’s Hunter Turner Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at Freeport Area High School.
WPIAL boys lacrosse standings through May 7, 2019
Here are the final WPIAL boys lacrosse standings for the 2019 season through May 7.

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Pine-Richland pitcher Tommy Beam (22) competes against Penn-Trafford April 2, 2019 at Pine-Richland.
WPIAL baseball playoff clinchings through May 7, 2019
May 7, 2019
On Friday, the WPIAL will unveil the brackets for the 2019 district baseball playoffs.

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Shaler’s Nick Rispoli throws against Moon’s Shane Wockley during their game May 7, 2019, at Moon.
Shaler uses small ball to eliminate Moon from playoff contention
Small ball is alive and well at Shaler.

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Greensburg Central’s Sara Orndoff scores past Jeannette catcher Taylor-Lynn Finken during their game Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at Greensburg Central Catholic High School.
WPIAL softball playoff clinchings through May 7, 2019
On Thursday, the WPIAL will unveil the brackets for the 2019 district softball playoffs.

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The Penn-Trafford girls’ varsity lacrosse team listens to coaching instruction during a time-out against Latrobe on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at Penn-Trafford High School.
WPIAL girls lacrosse standings through May 7, 2019
Here are the latest WPIAL girls lacrosse standings for the 2019 season through May 7.

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Fox Chapel’s Mitchell Miles scores on a balk during the first inning against Franklin Regional Friday, April 5, 2019, at Fox Chapel High School.
WPIAL baseball playoff clinchings through May 6, 2019
May 6, 2019
On Friday, the WPIAL will unveil the brackets for the 2019 district baseball playoffs.

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Deer Lakes starting Pitcher Marlene Meyer throws against Burrell Monday, April 29, 2019 at Deer Lakes High School.
WPIAL softball playoff clinchings through May 6, 2019
In a couple of days, the WPIAL will unveil the brackets for the 2019 district softball playoffs.

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Upper St. Clair’s Danielle Orendi pitches against Mt. Lebanon on May 6, 2019.
Defense leads Upper St. Clair past Mt. Lebanon in Section 1-6A
If defense wins championship, the Class 6A softball playoff field should take note that the new kids on the block are ready to battle for gold.

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Junior slugger, pitcher named Trib HSSN Softball Player of the Week
Maddy Hershberger

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Perennial power named Trib HSSN Softball Team of the Week
The Trib HSSN Softball Team of the Week is Chartiers-Houston, a perennial power that took over first place in Section 2-2A with a pair of wins last week.

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Penn-Trafford’s Alexis Trentini runs a play against Greater Latrobe during girls’ lacrosse on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at Penn-Trafford High School.
WPIAL girls lacrosse standings through May 5, 2019
May 5, 2019
Here are the latest WPIAL girls lacrosse standings for the 2019 season through May 5. Trib HSSN will update the standings this week upon the end of the regular season.

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Fox Chapel’s Makenna Blazer (left) celebrates a goal with Mary Ellis during their match against Sewickley Academy Friday, April 26, 2019, at Fox Chapel High School.
Trib HSSN boys, girls lacrosse power rankings for week of May 5, 2019
There were a couple of flip-flops on the girls’ side and one big change at the top of the boys’ in this week’s Trib HSSN power rankings for lacrosse.

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Greater Latrobe’s Colvin Stallings plays a against Baldwin Monday, April 22, 2019 at Latrobe Area High School.
WPIAL boys lacrosse standings through May 5, 2019
Here are the latest WPIAL boys lacrosse standings for the 2019 season through May 5. Trib HSSN will update the standings one more time upon the completion of the regular season.

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Trib HSSN Baseball Player of the Week: Casey Marshalwitz, Hampton
Casey Marshalwitz

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Franklin Regional pitcher Olivia Yurinko and her Panthers teammates will be featured in a telecast on TribHSSN on Monday. The Panthers face Latrobe at 4 p.m.
TribLive High School Sports Network broadcasts for the week of May 6, 2019
The regular season of the spring high school sports season concludes, and the bracketology begins this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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TribHSSN Baseball Team of the Week for the week of April 29, 2019
The Trib HSSN Baseball Team of the Week is Avonworth, which won a key Section 4-2A game that put it into a tie for first place with three section games remaining.

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North Allegheny’s Grant Jones (20) competes during a North Allegheny tournament March 23, 2019 at North Allegheny.
Unbeaten teams stay atop Trib HSSN boys volleyball power rankings
May 4, 2019
There were no changes to the top six in the Trib HSSN weekly WPIAL boys volleyball Power Rankings, despite losses by Latrobe, Shaler and Derry.

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Shaler’s Bill Dadowski (16) looks to block against Pine-Richland March 26, 2019 at Shaler.
WPIAL boys volleyball playoff clinchings through May 4, 2019
There is one week left in the 2019 WPIAL boys volleyball regular season before the start of the district postseason.

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Big shakeup in Class 6A for this week’s Trib HSSN state baseball rankings
There were big changes in the highest classification after a rough week for ranked teams in the weekly Trib HSSN PIAA baseball rankings.

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Burrell’s Jack Henderson breaks up a double play under Freeport’s Bradyn Clark during their game Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at Burrell.
WPIAL baseball playoff clinchings through May 3, 2019
In less than a week, the WPIAL will unveil the brackets for the 2019 district baseball playoffs.

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Blackhawk reliever Marco Borello delivers to New Castle’s Matt Senchak during their game May 3, 2019.
Blackhawk baseball topples New Castle for 13th straight time
It doesn’t seem to matter where the game is played, Blackhawk baseball continues to dominate New Castle.

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Mt. Pleasant’s Katie Hutter gets back to second base safely under a tag by Yough’s Kaylyn Odelli during their game Monday, April 29, 2019, at Mt. Pleasant Area High School.
WPIAL softball playoff clinchings through May 3, 2019
In less than a week, the WPIAL will unveil the brackets for the 2019 district softball playoffs.

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WPIAL team takes over top spot in Trib HSSN softball state rankings
May 2, 2019
A big result in District 11 led to the only change at the top of a classification in this week’s Trib HSSN state softball rankings.

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Bishop Canevin’s Taylor Lokaitis hits the ball during their matchup with Sewickley Academy on April 15, 2019, at Sewickley Academy.
WPIAL softball playoff clinchings through May 2, 2019
In less than a week, the WPIAL will unveil the brackets to the 2019 district softball playoffs.

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Avonworth’s Timmy Stewart (left) slides safely into third base as Carlynton’s Jack Stewart narrowly misses him during their game May 1, 2019.
WPIAL baseball playoff clinchings through May 2, 2019
In one week, the WPIAL will unveil the brackets to the 2019 district baseball playoffs.

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Gateway pitcher Dan Leitholf (22) competes against Plum April 18, 2019 at Gateway.
WPIAL baseball playoff clinchings through May 1, 2019
May 1, 2019
In eight days, the WPIAL will unveil the brackets for the 2019 district baseball playoffs.

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West Mifflin freshman Emily Buchleitner competes against Belle Vernon on April 17, 2019, at West Mifflin.
WPIAL softball playoff clinchings through May 1, 2019
In one week, the WPIAL will unveil the brackets for the 2019 district softball playoffs.

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New team rises to top of Trib HSSN power rankings
There is a new No. 1 team on the baseball side while one of three undefeated district teams remain on top on the softball side of the TribLive High School Sports Network weekly Power Rankings.

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Keystone Oaks pitcher Sammy Tortorella delivers against McGuffey on May 1, 2019, cat Point Park Field.
Keystone Oaks shuts out McGuffey in battle for 1st place in Section 3-3A
After winning a combined 10 games and missing the playoffs the last two years, one would think Keystone Oaks’ baseball team would be giddy after beating McGuffey, 4-0, on Wednesday.

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Yough pitcher Jarett Bach gets set to deliver against Knoch on April 30, 2019, at Kelly Automotive Park in Butler.
No. 2 Yough holds off No. 4 Knoch in Section 1-4A showdown
April 30, 2019
Yough scored three runs in the fifth inning and added a run in the sixth before holding off a rally to defeat Knoch, 4-1, in a Section 1-4A baseball game Tuesday afternoon at Kelly Automotive Park in Butler.

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Peters Township starter Mark Lehman deals to Bethel Park’s Sean McGowan during their game April 29, 2019, at Bethel Park.
Peters Township edges No. 4 Bethel Park in 10 innings
April 29, 2019
There is no clause in the Section 3-6A baseball rule book that calls for overtime pay for players performing after the regulation seven innings.

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Trib HSSN Softball Player of the Week for week of April 29, 2019
Sydney Calderaro

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Trib HSSN Softball Team of the Week for week of April 29, 2019
The Trib HSSN Softball Team of the Week is Ambridge, a team that leapfrogged the two teams it beat last week in Section 3-4A.

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Trib HSSN Baseball Player of the Week for week of April 28, 2019
April 28, 2019
John Malagise

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Shady Side Academy Colin O’Connor lacrosse practice
Trib HSSN lacrosse power rankings for week of April 28, 2019
There were very few changes in this week’s Trib HSSN weekly Power Rankings for boys and girls lacrosse.

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Ambridge senior David Brock (21) competes during a North Allegheny tournament March 23, 2019 at North Allegheny.
Trib HSSN boys volleyball power rankings include a few changes
There were no changes to the top three in the Trib HSSN weekly WPIAL boys volleyball Power Rankings.

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The baseball teams from Knoch and Mt. Pleasant will be featured in a live video stream Thursday at 4 p.m. on TribHSSN.Triblive.com.
Trib HSSN broadcasts for the week of April 29, 2019
The regular season of the spring high school sports season hits the stretch run as we turn from April to May this week here on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Trib HSSN baseball team of the week for the week of April 22, 2019
The Trib HSSN Team of the Week is Upper St. Clair, which has won three straight, including a pair of key Section 3-6A games this past week to move from outside of the playoff picture to the thick of the postseason chase.

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Baldwin’s Zack Pettit plays against Greater Latrobe Area Monday, April 22, 2019 at Latrobe Area High School.
WPIAL boys lacrosse standings through April 28, 2019
Here are the latest WPIAL boys lacrosse standings for the 2019 season through April 28. Trib HSSN will update the standings next weekend and then once more upon the end of the regular season.

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Penn-Trafford’s Ava Green runs the ball as Latrobe’s Ainsley Novotny defends during girls’ lacrosse on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at Penn-Trafford High School.
WPIAL girls lacrosse standings through April 28, 2019
Here are the latest WPIAL girls lacrosse standings for the 2019 season through April 28. Trib HSSN will update the standings next weekend and then once more upon the end of the regular season.

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Lots of changes at No. 1 in Trib HSSN’s state baseball rankings
April 26, 2019
It was a rough week to be No. 1 in the state as four of the six top-ranked teams in the weekly Trib HSSN state baseball rankings got bounced from their perch.

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One WPIAL softball team debuts, another exits Trib HSSN softball state rankings
There was only one change at the top in this week’s Trib HSSN state softball rankings.

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Fox Chapel’s Jared Nord during a match against Hampton April 4, 2019 at Fox Chapel Area High School.
WPIAL boys tennis teams capture section championships
With section play complete, the field is set for the 2019 WPIAL boys team tennis playoffs, starting in early May. There will be a 16-team playoff field in both the Class AAA and AA team tournaments.

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Ambridge senior Aaron Hilzendeger (23) and Liam Buck (4) compete during a North Allegheny tournament March 23, 2019 at North Allegheny.
WPIAL boys volleyball playoff clinchings through April 26, 2019
There are two weeks left in the 2019 WPIAL boys volleyball regular season before the start of the district postseason.

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Sergey Shubenkov, authorised neutral athlete for Europe, right, and Ronald Levy of Jamaica for the Americas, left, concentrate prior to the 110 meters hurdles at the IAAF track and field Continental Cup in Ostrava, Czech Republic, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Track teams capture section championships in Class AAA, AA
April 25, 2019
The 2019 WPIAL track and field team playoffs are set, with the semifinals set for Tuesday and the finals May 6 at Peters Township High School, here are the section winners and runners-up that qualified for the district postseason.

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Bethel Park baseball, Mt. Pleasant softball move to top of Trib 10 power rankings
April 24, 2019
Only two teams left and two debuted in the TribLive High School Sports Network weekly Power Rankings for baseball, and there are no changes to the teams in the softball Top 10 this week.

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Trib HSSN Softball Team of the Week: Frazier
April 22, 2019
The Trib HSSN Softball Team of the Week played for WPIAL gold in each of the last two seasons and is positioning itself to make another run this spring — the Frazier Commodores.

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Trib HSSN Softball Player of the Week: Connellsville’s Jena Hixson
Jena Hixson

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Upper St. Clair pitcher Eli Shedd earned a victory over Canon-McMillan on April 22, 2019, at Wild Things Park.
Upper St. Clair baseball ends losing skid against Canon-McMillan
What a difference 19 days makes.

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Derry’s Nathaniel Marinchek (4) competes during a North Allegheny tournament March 23, 2019 at North Allegheny.
North Allegheny stays on top of Trib HSSN boys volleyball power rankings
April 21, 2019
The TribLive High School Sports Network presents the weekly WPIAL boys volleyball Power Rankings.

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Shady Side Academy goalie Gianna Lamanna practices April 1, 2019, at Shady Side Academy.
Upper St. Clair girls, North Allegheny boys stand atop Trib HSSN lacrosse power rankings
The TribLive High School Sports Network presents the weekly Power Rankings for boys and girls lacrosse.

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Trib HSSN Baseball Player of the Week: Quaker Valley’s Christian Johnson
Christian Johnston

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Trib HSSN Baseball Team of the Week: Union

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Franklin Regional’s Andrew Muraco collides with Fox Chapel’s James Patterson after turning a double play during their game Friday, April 5, 2019, at Fox Chapel High School.
High school sports broadcasts planned this week on Trib HSSN
With a belly full of treats left behind by our furry, hopping friend, we leave Easter behind and focus on the second half of section play in spring high school sports this week here on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Bethel Park, Serra Catholic, California join Trib HSSN state baseball rankings
April 20, 2019
There were big changes to the weekly Trib HSSN PIAA baseball rankings with 10 teams falling out of the Top 5 from a week ago.

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Frazier joins Trib HSSN state softball rankings
April 18, 2019
Two WPIAL softball teams exited this week’s Trib HSSN state rankings with only one district team joining the state elite.

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West Allegheny stays No. 1 in baseball, new team atop softball power rankings
It was another week of big changes in the TribLive High School Sports Network weekly Power Rankings for baseball, but no teams exited or entered the softball Top 10.

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Upper St. Clair baseball earns ‘nerve-wracking’ 3-2 victory over rival Mt. Lebanon
Upper St. Clair never trailed in its baseball battle with rival Mt. Lebanon, but nailing down the victory proved to be a nail-biter for the Panthers.

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Upper St. Clair pitcher Danielle Orendi competes against Mt. Lebanon on April 16, 2019, at Mt. Lebanon.
Upper St. Clair softball rallies past rival Mt. Lebanon
April 16, 2019
Defense wins championships. On Tuesday in a battle of Section 1-6A rivals, defense was the deciding factor as Upper St. Clair secured its hold on third place with a 10-6 victory over a desperate Mt. Lebanon team.

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Trib HSSN Softball Player of the Week: Serra Catholic’s Nina Grandey
April 15, 2019
Nina Grandley

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Trib HSSN Softball Team of the Week: Hampton Talbots
The Trib HSSN Softball Team of the Week remained undefeated with a pair of wins last week, including one that left them alone in first place — the Hampton Talbots.

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Trib HSSN Baseball Team of the Week: Keystone Oaks
April 14, 2019
The Trib HSSN Team of the Week picked up two section wins this past week and left their opponents feeling blanked as we salute the Keystone Oaks Golden Eagles.

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Trib HSSN Baseball Player of the Week: Elizabeth Forward’s Jacob Schmidt
Jacob Schmidt

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North Allegheny’s Rachel Martindale hits a grand slam during the fifth inning against Hempfield Thursday, Mar. 28, 2019, at Hempfield Area High School.
High school sports broadcasts on tap this week on Trib HSSN
Here comes Peter Cottontail, hopping down the bunny trail, hippity, hoppity, Easter and another great week of high school sports coverage is on its way on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Pine-Richland’s Sam Skirpan looks for an opening against Hill Academy as the Rams won 5-3 on Saturday, April 6.
Trib HSSN boys lacrosse, girls lacrosse power rankings for week of April 14, 2019
For the first time, the TribLive High School Sports Network is compiling weekly Power Rankings for boys and girls lacrosse.

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North Allegheny’s Alex Zubrow competes during a North Allegheny tournament March 23, 2019 at North Allegheny.
Trib HSSN boys volleyball power rankings for week of April 14, 2019
For the first time, the TribLive High School Sports Network is compiling weekly Power Rankings for boys volleyball.

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Serra Catholic’s Mark Black hits against Brentwood during their game April 13, 2019.
Serra Catholic baseball strong everywhere in win over Brentwood
April 13, 2019
Serra Catholic graduated all of its top pitchers from last year’s section-championship team. While the names have changed, the results have not.

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10 teams make debut in Trib HSSN state baseball rankings
April 12, 2019
There were big changes to the weekly Trib HSSN PIAA baseball rankings with 10 teams falling out of the Top 5 from a week ago.

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WPIAL teams join Trib HSSN state softball rankings
A pair of WPIAL softball teams fell out of this week’s Trib HSSN state rankings; however they were replaced by district teams that beat them.

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West Allegheny baseball, North Allegheny softball lead Trib 10 power rankings
April 10, 2019
Big changes took place in the TribLive High School Sports Network weekly Power Rankings in both baseball and softball.

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Upper St. Clair pitcher Danielle Orendi competes against Peters Township during a game April 10, 2019, at Boyce-Mayview complex.
Upper St. Clair rolls past Peters Township in Section 1-6A matchup
Coming into Wednesday’s game, Upper St. Clair and Peters Township tied for fourth place in Section 1-6A with 3-2 records.

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Trib HSSN Softball Player of the Week: Freedom’s Madison Slowinski
April 8, 2019
Madison Slowinski

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Trib HSSN Softball Team of the Week: Baldwin
The Trib HSSN Softball Team of the Week has undergone a lot of changes from a year ago, but one thing that remains constant is the winning. This week’s honoree is the Baldwin Highlanders.

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West Mifflin’s Izzy Farmer and coach Erik Hilligsberg discuss their win over Ringgold on April 8, 2019, at West Mifflin.
Yuhas, Schmidt lift West Mifflin past Ringgold
West Mifflin sophomores Lauren Yuhas and Allysa Schmidt combined to go 7 for 7 with five runs scored and six RBIs as the Titans cruised to an 18-3 home win Monday over Ringgold.

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Trib HSSN Baseball Team of the Week: Laurel Highlands
April 7, 2019
Laurel Highlands, the Trib HSSN Baseball Team of the Week for the first week of April, continued its perfect season with three more wins, including a pair of section victories.

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Trib HSSN Baseball Player of the Week: Hopewell’s Jake McGovern
Jake McGovern

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Pine-Richland’s Josh Johnson (16) competes against Penn-Trafford April 2, 2019 at Pine-Richland.
High school sports broadcasts on tap this week on Trib HSSN
The mercury is rising as spring sports section play kicks into full gear this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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4 WPIAL teams debut in Trib HSSN state baseball rankings
April 5, 2019
Now that the 2019 high school baseball season is two weeks old, it’s time for the debut of the Trib HSSN PIAA baseball rankings.

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6 WPIAL teams debut in Trib HSSN state softball rankings
April 4, 2019
Four teams from Western Pennsylvania won PIAA softball gold last spring, two from the WPIAL in Hempfield and West Greene, one from District 6 in Philipsburg-Osceola and one from District 9 in Punxsutawney.

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Moon baseball, Seneca Valley softball lead Trib 10 power rankings
April 3, 2019
For the first time in the 2019 WPIAL baseball and softball season, the TribLive High School Sports Network presents the weekly Power Rankings.

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Trib HSSN Softball Player of the Week: West Mifflin’s Isabella Farmer
April 1, 2019
Isabella Farmer

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Trib HSSN Softball Team of the Week: South Allegheny
The Trib HSSN Softball Team of the Week started strong this season with six wins at the Ripken Experience in Myrtle Beach, S.C., and has continued winning after returning home to Glassport — the South Allegheny Gladiators.

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Trib HSSN Baseball Team of the Week: South Park
March 31, 2019
The first Trib HSSN Baseball Team of the Week for the 2019 season headed south to open up the new season and returned home to start section play this week with four wins in five games: the South Park Eagles.

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Trib HSSN Baseball Player of the Week: Central Catholic’s Joe Olsavsky
Joe Olsavsky

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Norwin’s Jakob Bindas serves the ball against Plum during boys’ volleyball on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at Norwin Senior High School.
WPIAL boys volleyball standings through March 31, 2019
Here are the latest WPIAL boys volleyball standings for section play in the 2019 season. The top four teams in each section qualify for the 2019 district playoffs, which begin in mid-May.

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Belle Vernon Area’s Sophia Godzak winds up pitches during try-outs and practice on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at the Belle Vernon Multiplex.
High school broadcasts planned for week of March 31, 2019
Don’t be April fooled by imitations. The best and most complete high school sports coverage as the calendar changes to April this week is on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Moon boys, Peters Township girls finish atop Trib 10 power rankings
March 27, 2019
For the final time in the 2018-19 WPIAL basketball season, the TribLive High School Sports Network presents the last weekly Power Rankings.

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Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Team of the Week: Chartiers Valley
March 25, 2019
The Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Team of the Week played 30 games and won all of them on their way to a district and state championship — the Chartiers Valley Colts.

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Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Player of the Week: Peters Township’s Makenna Marisa
Makenna Marisa

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Trib HSSN girls basketball state rankings for week of March 24, 2019
The Road to Hershey is over and the 2018-19 girls high school basketball season is in the books.

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Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Player of the Week: Lincoln Park’s Isaiah Smith
March 24, 2019
Isaiah Smith

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Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Team of the Week: Moon
The Trib HSSN Team of the Week suffered heartbreak at the WPIAL finals only to bounce back with five consecutive wins in the PIAA playoffs and earn a state championship, as we salute the Moon Tigers.

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Boys basketball rankings for week of March 24, 2019
Moon, Lincoln Park, Imhotep Charter, Kennedy Catholic, Math, Civics & Science and Sankofa Freedom Academy were celebrating at the end of the Road to Hershey.

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Pine-Richland finishes season atop Trib HSSN PIHL power rankings
For the final time in the recently completed 2018-19 PIHL hockey season, the TribLive High School Sports Network releases the weekly Power Rankings.

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Fox Chapel softball coach Lisa Hess prepares her team for the upcoming 2019 season during practice March 6, 2019, at Fox Chapel.
High school sports broadcasts scheduled this week on Trib HSSN
Call it the calm between the storms as we transition from the winter to spring high school sports seasons starting this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Greensburg Salem’s Matt Wicker (11), during baseball practice at Greensburg Salem High School, on Monday, March 11, 2019.
Trib HSSN preseason baseball rankings for week of March 24, 2019
March 23, 2019
Trib HSSN preseason rankings

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North Allegheny celebrates Justin Symons’ goal against Peters during the PIHL Penguins Cup Class AAA Championship game Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex.
Montour, Pine-Richland, North Allegheny take aim at Pennsylvania Cup titles
March 22, 2019
After several years of games being played at Pegula Ice Arena at Penn State, the Pennsylvania Cup high school hockey state championships have returned to an alternate home base.

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Chartiers Valley’s Aislin Malcolm drives to the basket past Slippery Rock’s Hallie Raabe during their PIAA Class 5A second round state playoff game Wednesday, Mar. 13, 2019, at Moon Area High School.
Chartiers Valley girls in search of perfection Saturday in PIAA title game
If they win one more game, they will be known as a perfect team.

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The Vincentian baseball team celebrates after defeating Southern Fulton, 5-3, in the PIAA Class A state championship Friday, June 15, 2018, at Penn State University.
WPIAL Class A baseball preseason breakdown
March 21, 2019
In the world of Class A baseball in 2018, the Royals were kings.

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Sankofa Freedom Academy’s Derrius Ward dunks over Vincentian defenders during the PIAA Class A boys state championship game Thursday, Mar. 21, 2019, at Giant Center in Hershey.
Don Rebel: District 12 continues decade of basketball dominance
It really has been a decade of dominance.

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Moon boys, Peters Township girls stand atop Trib 10 power rankings
March 20, 2019
Every Wednesday during the 2018-19 WPIAL basketball season, the TribLive High School Sports Network releases Power Rankings during the WPIAL Roundball Report at 6:30 p.m.

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Brownsville catcher D.J. Zimcosky hoists pitcher Dylan Brosky, as the Falcons celebrate after the final out in the WPIAL Class 3A championship game against Avonworth Wednesday, May 30, 2018, at Wild Things Park.
WPIAL Class 2A baseball preseason breakdown
The largest classification numbers-wise in WPIAL baseball has grown out of its three-section shell.

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Chartiers Valley coach Tim McConnell leads his team against Thomas Jefferson in the PIAA Class 5A semifinals March 19, 2019, at Peters Township.
Unbeaten Chartiers Valley girls hold off Thomas Jefferson in PIAA Class 5A semifinals
March 19, 2019
As the Chartiers Valley girls basketball players saluted their fans from midcourt following their win over Thomas Jefferson, coach Tim McConnell showed off his sweet tooth as he begged for more Hershey’s kisses to reign down on him and his team.

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Freeport pitcher Jarrett Heilman prepares for the upcoming 2019 season at practice March 8, 2019, in Freeport.
WPIAL Class 3A baseball preseason breakdown
Much like Class 4A, a new champion will be crowned in Class 3A after 2018 champion Brownsville fell to Class 2A with district realignment.

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Greensburg Salem’s Matt Wicker (11) takes part in baseball practice at Greensburg Salem High School, on Monday, March 11, 2019.
WPIAL Class 4A baseball preseason breakdown
March 18, 2019
There will be a new champion crowned in WPIAL Class 4A after realignment bumped 2018 winner South Fayette up to Class 5A.

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Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Team of the Week: Thomas Jefferson Jaguars
The Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Team of the Week missed out on district gold when losing in the WPIAL finals, but now it is two wins away from state gold — the Thomas Jefferson Jaguars.

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Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Player of the Week: Chartiers Valley’s Mackenzie Wagner
Mackenzie Wagner

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Trib HSSN boys basketball state rankings for week of March 17, 2019
Last week, there were zero changes to the Trib HSSN boys basketball state rankings after the first round of the PIAA playoffs.

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North Allegheny’s Will Parreaguirre takes the puck away from Bethel Park’s Jacob Lang during their Penguins Cup Class AAA semifinal Thursday, Mar. 14, 2019, at RMU Island Sports Center.
Five things to watch during the PIHL Penguins Cup finals
March 17, 2019
Chalk. It’s a term to describe a tournament that runs as expected, no surprises with the favorites all winning.

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Mars pitcher Will Bednar
WPIAL Class 5A baseball preseason breakdown
While Mars has been golden on the boys basketball court the last two years, the Fightin’ Planets are tired of seeing the silver lining on the diamond.

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Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Player of the Week: Moon’s Donovan Johnson
Donovan Johnson

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Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Team of the Week: Vincentian Academy Royals
The Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Team of the Week reached the title game in the WPIAL Class A playoffs and is one win away from playing for state gold in the PIAA finals — the Vincentian Academy Royals.

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Peters’ Makenna Marisa drives past Norwin’s Brianna Zajicek during PIAA second action at Keystone Oaks High School.
High school sports broadcasts scheduled this week on Trib HSSN
Both the Road to Hershey and the PIHL Penguins Cup hockey playoffs conclude this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Pine-Richland stays atop Trib HSSN PIHL power rankings
Every Monday during the 2018-19 PIHL hockey season, the TribLive High School Sports Network releases weekly Power Rankings.

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Girls basketball rankings for week of March 17, 2019
The Road to Hershey has shuffled the deck with three rounds in the book and two more coming this week.

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Pine-Richland head baseball coach Curt Wolfe prepares his team for the 2019 season March 12, 2019, at Pine-Richland.
WPIAL Class 6A baseball preseason breakdown
March 16, 2019
Baseball teams in WPIAL Class 6A in 2018 could not deal with the Big Mac attack.

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Chartiers Valley coach instructs his team during a PIAA quarterfinal game against Oakland Catholic on March 16, 2019, at Peters Township.
Chartiers Valley girls stay unbeaten, edge Oakland Catholic in PIAA quarterfinals
Perfection is not supposed to come easy.

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Vincentian Academy and Cornell tip-off in the PIAA Class A quarterfinals March 15, 2019, at Northgate.
Vincentian Academy overcomes slow start to defeat Cornell in PIAA quarterfinals
March 15, 2019
Vincentian Academy had the third-highest scoring offense in WPIAL Class A boys basketball this season, averaging nearly 66 points.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Shaylor Williams battles Oakland Catholic’s Claire Pilewski for a loose ball during their WPIAL Class 5A girls semifinal Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, at North Allegheny High School.
5 things to watch in the PIAA girls basketball quarterfinals
Last week, 35 girls basketball teams from the WPIAL began their quest for state gold.

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Chartiers Valley’s Perri Carlisle-Page scores over Slippery Rock’s Hallie Raabe during their PIAA Class 5A second round state playoff game Wednesday, Mar. 13, 2019, at Moon Area High School.
PIAA girls basketball quarterfinals sites, times: 4 WPIAL teams staying close to home
March 14, 2019
Four WPIAL teams won’t have to go far for their state quarterfinals game Saturday afternoon, while two district squads will have to hit the road for their third round girls basketball game.

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Mt Lebanon’s Mike Palmer splits Butler’ Luke Patten and Ethan Morton during the 6A boys WPIAL Championship Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Petersen Events Center.
PIAA boys basketball quarterfinals sites, times: Mt. Lebanon to play Kennedy Catholic at Aliquippa
Two WPIAL champions will play inside district boundaries while a third will be striking oil.

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Buddy Valinsky coaches Allderdice’s state playoff game against Canon-McMillan Saturday, Mar. 9, 2019, at Mt. Lebanon High School.
Valinsky resigns at Allderdice, hopes for boys basketball coaching job with WPIAL program
Buddy Valinsky is no longer in charge of the Dragons, but the coaching fire within is still burning bright.

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Mars boys, Peters Township girls stay atop Trib 10 power rankings
March 13, 2019
Every Wednesday during the 2018-19 WPIAL basketball season, the TribLive High School Sports Network releases Power Rankings during the WPIAL Roundball Report at 6:30 p.m.

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Bethel Park’s Maddie Dziezgowski is fouled by Peters Twp.’s Isabella Mills during their game Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, at Bethel Park High School.
5 things to watch in PIAA girls basketball: 4th matchup for Peters Twp., Bethel Park
March 12, 2019
Bethel Park is having an outstanding season. In fact, the Black Hawks may be one of the best girls basketball teams that didn’t win a district title, reach the district finals or even win a section crown.

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The Montour hockey team celebrates after defeating Thomas Jefferson in the PIHL Class A semifinals March 12, 2019, at RMU Island Sports Center.
Montour edges Thomas Jefferson in overtime in PIHL Class A semifinals
In the end, top-seeded Montour was just too powerful for Thomas Jefferson.

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Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Team of the Week: Monessen
Our Trib HSSN Team of the Week has shined under both a first-year coach and a first-year point guard to reach the Class A WPIAL semifinals and now the second round of the state playoffs — the Monessen Greyhounds.

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Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Player of the Week: Quaker Valley’s Ryan Stowers
Ryan Stowers

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Trib HSSN boys basketball state rankings for week of March 11, 2019
March 11, 2019
If this week’s Trib HSSN boys’ basketball state rankings look familiar, there’s a simple reason.

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Peters’ Journey Thompson grabs a rebound away from North Allegheny’s Paige Morning Star 6A girls WPIAL Championship Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Petersen Events Center.
Broadcasts planned this week on Trib HSSN
March 10, 2019
The Road to Hershey shares the postseason winter spotlight with the Penguins Cup hockey playoffs this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Team of the Week: Bethel Park
Bethel Park improved to 22-3 and defeated a district champion in the opening round of the PIAA playoffs, earning Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Team of the Week

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Mars, Meadville drop out of Trib HSSN PIHL power rankings
Every Sunday during the PIHL hockey, the Trib Live High School Sports Network releases the weekly Power Rankings.

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Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Player of the Week: Blackhawk’s Mackenzie Amalia
Mackenzie Amalia

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Trib HSSN girls basketball state rankings for week of March 10, 2019
The Road to Hershey is open, and the fun has begun.

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Thomas Jefferson coach Lisa Fairman instructs her team during a PIAA playoff game against Trinity on March 9, 2019, at Mt. Lebanon.
Thomas Jefferson girls top Trinity for 3rd time this season
March 9, 2019
The third time was not a charm for Trinity, and because of that, the Hillers’ girls basketball season ended at the hands of a team coming off a silver lining.

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WPIAL boys teams to test mettle vs. District 10 in PIAA playoff games Saturday
March 8, 2019
Eighteen WPIAL boys basketball teams hit the court Saturday to open up the PIAA postseason against teams from various districts.

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Unbeaten teams to test Highlands, Leechburg boys in PIAA opening round
March 7, 2019
Only two WPIAL basketball teams made it through the district playoffs with a perfect record, and both were on the girls’ side — Class 6A champion Peters Township (25-0) and Class 5A winner Chartiers Valley (25-0).

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North Catholic’s Kylee Lewandowski scores past Central Valley’ Allyson Kirby during the 4A girls WPIAL Championship at Petersen Events Center.
5 things to watch in the PIAA girls basketball playoffs
There are 192 girls basketball teams across Pennsylvania with visions of state championships dancing in their heads as the 2019 PIAA playoffs tip off with first round play Friday and Saturday.

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Mars boys, Peters Township girls stay atop Trib 10 power rankings
March 6, 2019
Every Wednesday during the 2018-19 WPIAL basketball season, the TribLive High School Sports Network releases Power Rankings during the WPIAL Roundball Report at 6:30 p.m.

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Upper St. Clair hockey players celebrate after their PIHL Class AA first-round win over Baldwin on March 4, 2019, at Ice Castle.
Upper St. Clair tops Baldwin in PIHL Class AA 1st round game
March 4, 2019
After being swept in both regular-season matchups, No. 2 seed Upper St. Clair got some sweet postseason revenge by defeating Baldwin, 6-2, on Monday in a PIHL Class AA Penguins Cup first-round game at Ice Castle in Castle Shannon.

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Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Player of the Week: Mars’ Andrew Recchia
Andrew Recchia

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Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Team of the Week: Chartiers Valley
The Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Team of the Week picked up two postseason wins this past week, the second victory earning them gold for the second time in three years — the Chartiers Valley Colts.

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Trib HSSN boys basketball state rankings for week of March 4, 2019
Let the fun begin. Five rounds will produce six champions in three weeks in the Pennsylvania boys basketball version of March Madness.

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Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Team of the Week: Mt. Lebanon
March 3, 2019
Our Trib HSSN Team of the Week proved they are the top team in the top classification with a first championship in nine years as we salute the Mt. Lebanon Blue Devils.

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Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Player of the Week: North Catholic’s Tess Myers
Tess Myers

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Pine-Richland remains atop Trib HSSN PIHL power rankings
Every Monday during the 2018-19 PIHL hockey season, the TribLive High School Sports Network releases Power Rankings.

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Lincoln Park’s Isaiah Smith shoots a three-pointer over North Catholic’s Ryan Feczko during the WPIAL Class 3A boys championship game Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, at Petersen Events Center.
Broadcasts planned this week on Trib HSSN
The Path to the Pete is over as the hardwood focus turns to the Road to Hershey this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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New Castle’s Drew Cox shoots over Quaker Valley’s Jonathan Weir during the WPIAL Class 4A championship game Saturday, Mar. 2, 2019, at Petersen Events Center.
PIAA basketball playoff field set for WPIAL boys, girls teams
The WPIAL basketball playoffs are now history, so the attention turns to the Road to Hershey, which tips off next weekend.

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Trib HSSN girls basketball state rankings for week of March 3, 2019
The district playoffs are in the rear-view mirror, and the road to Hershey is about to open.

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North Catholic’s Dani Short scores over Central Valley’ Kaelyn Underwood during the 4A girls WPIAL Championship at Petersen Events Center.
WPIAL boys, girls basketball teams clinch PIAA playoff berths
March 1, 2019
While district basketball gold is being determined this weekend at Pitt, the Road to Hershey is scheduled to tip off next weekend.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Jenna Clark drives past Oakland Catholic’s Alexis Sestric during their WPIAL Class 5A girls semifinal Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, at North Allegheny High School.
WPIAL Class 5A girls basketball final preview: Chartiers Valley vs. Thomas Jefferson
Class 5A girls

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Shady Side Academy’s Nyla Rozier is fouled by Deer Lakes’ Julia Hollibaugh Monday, Jan. 14, 2019 at Shady Side Academy High School.
WPIAL Class 3A girls basketball final preview: Neshannock vs. Shady Side Academy
Class 3A girls

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Peters Twp.’s Makenna Marisa drives to the basket past Bethel Park’s Lauren Mullen during their game Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, at Bethel Park High School.
WPIAL Class 6A girls basketball finals preview: Peters Township vs. North Allegheny
Class 6A girls

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Deer Lakes coach Terence Parham calls out a play against North Catholic during a WPIAL Class 3A quarterfinal game Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019 at North Allegheny.
WPIAL boys, girls basketball teams qualify for PIAA playoffs
February 28, 2019
While district basketball gold is being determined this weekend at Pitt, the Road to Hershey is scheduled to tip off next weekend.

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North Catholic’s Kylee Lewandowski drops 19 on Elizabeth Forward in the first half during semifinal WPIAL action Monday, Feb. 25, 2019 at North Allegheny High School.
WPIAL Class 4A girls basketball finals preview: North Catholic vs. Central Valley
Class 4A girls

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Rochester’s Alexis Robison Quigley Catholic’s Hailey Drutorosky fight for a loose ball during semifinal WPIAL action Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019 at North Hills High School.
WPIAL Class A girls basketball finals preview: West Greene vs. Rochester
Class A girls

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Chartiers Valley’s Megan McConnell fights for the ball with Penn Hills’ Ariana Dunson during semifinal WPIAL action Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2019 at Fox Chapel Area School.
WPIAL boys, girls basketball teams clinch PIAA playoff berths
February 27, 2019
While the Path to the Pete is complete and the finals are set for this weekend, the Road to Hershey will tip off next week.

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Mars boys, Peters Township girls remain atop Trib 10 power rankings
Every Wednesday during the 2018-19 WPIAL basketball season, the TribLive High School Sports Network releases Power Rankings during the WPIAL Roundball Report at 6:30 p.m.

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Brentwood’s Abby Wolf (1) battles Laurel’s Makenna Collins (21) during their WPIAL semifinal playoff game Feb. 25, 2019, at Moon.
WPIAL Class 2A girls basketball finals preview: OLSH vs. Brentwood
Class 2A girls

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Vincentian Academy’s Anthony Vargo dribbles between Monessen’s Jalen Brice (1) and Dawayne Howell (10) during their WPIAL playoff game Feb. 25, 2019, at Peters Township.
WPIAL Class A boys basketball finals preview: Vincentian Academy vs. Nazareth Prep
Class A boys

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Serra Catholic’s Jayden Bristol drives against Sewickley Academy’s John DelVecchio in the WPIAL Class 2A semifinals Feb. 26, 2019, at Peters Township.
Serra Catholic takes down Sewickley Academy in Class 2A semifinals
February 26, 2019
Isiah Warfield did everything he could to lead his team back to the district championship game, but in the end, a lunar eclipse turned out the lights on Sewickley Academy’s title run.

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The Seton LaSalle boys basketball team huddles during a WPIAL playoff game against Washington on Feb. 21, 2019, at Canon-McMillan.
Seton LaSalle rolls past Washington in Class 3A quarterfinals
February 21, 2019
Both Seton LaSalle and Washington were shorthanded entering Thursday’s WPIAL Class 3A boys basketball quarterfinal game at Canon-McMillan.

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The Serra Catholic and OLSH girls basketball teams tip off their WPIAL Class 2A quarterfinal game Feb. 21, 2019, at Canon-McMillan.
No. 4 OLSH girls use 2nd-quarter surge to topple No. 5 Serra Catholic
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart used a run in the second quarter to take control after a back-and-forth opening frame en route to a 56-40 victory over No. 5-seeded Serra Catholic in a WPIAL Class 2A girls basketball quarterfinal Thursday at Canon-McMillan.

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North Allegheny’s Brynn Serbin fouls Norwin’s Jessica Kolesar Friday, Jan. 4, 2019 at North Allegheny High School.
Five things to watch in the WPIAL girls basketball quarterfinals
It took five playing days and nearly a week’s time, but the opening round of the 2019 WPIAL girls basketball playoffs is in the books.

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Mars boys, Peters Township girls stay atop Trib 10 basketball power rankings
February 20, 2019
Every Wednesday during the 2018-19 WPIAL basketball season, the TribLive High School Sports Network releases Power Rankings during the WPIAL Roundball Report at 6:30 p.m.

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New Castle hosting marquee boys basketball playoff doubleheader Thursday night
It will be a Section 1-3A convention of sorts Thursday for a WPIAL Class 3A boys basketball doubleheader to kick off quarterfinals weekend.

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The Woodland Hills and West Allegheny boys basketball teams tip off in the WPIAL playoff game Feb. 18, 2019, at Mt. Lebanon.
No. 4 Woodland Hills holds off No. 13 West Allegheny in Class 5A 1st-round victory
February 18, 2019
It was a throwback to a matchup several decades before, be it Michigan State against Indiana or the Celtics facing the Lakers.

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Veteran, championship-winning boys basketball coaches to lead P-T vs. PT on Tuesday night
Ten years ago, one coach was hoisting WPIAL gold. Sixteen years ago, the other coach was winning a district championship.

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Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Player of the Week: Lincoln Park’s Keeno Holmes
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Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Team of the Week: Beaver Falls Tigers
The Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Team of the Week returned to the playoffs last week and picked up a win to advance to Round 2 — the Beaver Falls Tigers.

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Trib HSSN boys basketball state rankings for week of Feb. 18, 2019
Many of the ranked boys basketball teams across the commonwealth enjoyed a hard week of practice with few if any games as the postseason began.

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Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Player of the Week: South Side Beaver’s Sydney Payne
February 17, 2019
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Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Team of the Week: Winchester Thurston Bears
The TribLive Girls Basketball Team of the Week is a two-time WPIAL champion in Class A that is on its way to the Class 2A quarterfinals: the Winchester Thurston Bears.

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Jeannette’s Marcus Barnes scores against Springdale’s Michael Zolnierczyk (5) and Isaac Kern during their WPIAL Class 2A playoff game Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, at Gateway High School.
High school sports broadcasts scheduled this week on Trib HSSN
The Path to the Pete advances from the first round to the quarterfinals while the winter sports championship coverage continues on the mat and in the pool this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Pine-Richland remains atop Trib HSSN’s PIHL power rankings
Every Monday during the 2018-19 PIHL hockey season, the TribLive High School Sports Network releases Power Rankings.

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Trib HSSN girls basketball state rankings for week of Feb. 17, 2019
Call it the calm before the storm.

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PIHL standings through Feb. 16, 2019
February 16, 2019
Here are the latest PIHL high school hockey standings through Feb. 16. Check out weekly broadcasts, along with the PIHL Power Play Show at 8 p.m. Wednesdays at TribHSSN.TribLive.com.

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Charleroi, Deer Lakes boys looking for long-awaited playoff victory Saturday
February 15, 2019
History will be made Saturday afternoon at Keystone Oaks in a Class 3A first-round matchup between two programs starving for a postseason win.

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OLSH coach Don Eckerle talks with his team during a game against Burgettstown on Feb. 15, 2019, at Peters Township.
OLSH girls get defensive in WPIAL Class 2A 1st-round win
February 14, 2019
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart had some struggles offensively against Burgettstown on Friday in the opening round of the WPIAL Class 2A girls basketball playoffs.

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This Week on the TribLive High School Sports Network – 06/10/2018
June 10, 2018
The 2017-2018 school year comes to an end as the state baseball and softball postseason concludes this week here on the TribLive High School Sports Network. We have coverage of the 2018 PIAA baseball and softball playoffs with Semifinals and Championship game action along with coverage of The Foothills and Ken Lantzy All-Star football games […]

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This Week on the TribLive High School Sports Network – 05/27/2018
May 27, 2018
The final district championships of the 2017-2018 school year are upon as we hit the diamonds to give out the gold this week here on the TribLive High School Sports Network. We conclude our exclusive coverage of the 2018 WPIAL playoffs with six baseball championships, all streamed live and archived on video, along with all […]

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This Week on the Trib Live High School Sports Network – 04/22/2018
April 22, 2018
Hard to believe, but the fourth month of the year is winding down as continue our coverage of spring high school sports this week here on the TribLive High School Sports Network. Section play is into the second half as our coverage heats up of WPIAL and District 6 baseball, WPIAL softball along with WPIAL […]

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Dickton Dominates as Blackhawk Beats Ambridge
April 11, 2018
For the third straight game, Bree Dickton recorded double-digit strikeouts in leading her team to a 6-1 victory against Ambridge in a Class 4A Section 3 matchup on Wednesday. Dickton recorded twelve strikeouts and scattered six hits in giving up one run to the Bridgers. Dickton also added some punch at the plate with a […]

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This Week on the Trib Live High School Sports Network – 04/08/2018
April 8, 2018
As the temps continue to rise during the week and if the weather stays somewhat dry, the action on the diamonds will finally be fast and furious this week here on the TribLive High School Sports Network. Section play continues in our coverage of WPIAL baseball and softball along with WPIAL girls and boys lacrosse […]

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This Week on the TribLive High School Sports Network – 02/27/2018
February 27, 2018
The Path to the Pete winds down to a golden conclusion as we also strike gold in the poll and on the mats as February turns to March this week here on the TribLive High School Sports Network. We continue our exclusive coverage of the WPIAL Boys and Girls Basketball Playoffs with Semifinals and LIVE […]

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This Week on the TribLive High School Sports Network – 01/22/2018
January 22, 2018
Things are warming up as the district basketball section season tips off the second half and the postseason begins in team wrestling this week here on the TribLive High School Sports Network. We continue our coverage of section play on the hardwood with plenty of boys and girls high school basketball section action in the […]

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This Week on the Trib Live High School Sports Network – 01/07/2018
January 7, 2018
We shake off the bitter cold weather by delivering red hot high school sports winter action this week here on the TribLive High School Sports Network. We continue our coverage of section play on the hardwood with plenty of boys and girls high school basketball section action in the WPIAL as well as District 6 […]

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Washington Falls to Wilmington in PIAA 2-A Semifinals Shootout
December 2, 2017
Too many turnovers proved too costly for Washington on Friday night. Wilmington turned four turnovers into touchdowns and emerged with a 49-42 victory over the Little Prexies in a PIAA Class 2A semifinal at Slippery Rock University’s Mihalik-Thompson Stadium. The Greyhounds took advantage of two fumbles and two interceptions, then picked off a third pass […]

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Jeannette Shuts Down Farrell in PIAA 1-A Semifinals Win
It took Jeannette almost a half to get its offense started Friday, but once it did, Farrell didn’t have a prayer. Jeannette’s defense forced four turnovers, including two second-half interceptions, and Robert Kennedy scored two touchdowns as Jeannette punched its ticket to the PIAA Class A championship game with an impressive 17-6 victory at Seneca […]

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2017-2018 PIHL High School Hockey Standings – 11/29/2017
November 29, 2017
Here are the latest 2017-2018 standings in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League through Friday, December 1st. You can follow the PIHL high school hockey season with video stream broadcasts, PIHL News and Notes every Friday starting in December and the PIHL Power Play Show on Wednesday nights at 8:00pm starting in December right here on […]

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2017 PIAA State Girls Volleyball Results – NA, Knoch & Freeport Win Gold
November 20, 2017
History was made at this years girls volleyball state championships as the district came away with not one, not two but three PIAA titles. The WPIAL had never won three state crowns before and the last time they won two in the same year was 26 years ago in 1991. But this year the three […]

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It’s a Good Knight as Norwin Beats Neshaminy for PIAA 4-A Girls Soccer Crown
November 18, 2017
Sophomore Dani Iannuzzo scored the game’s only goal off a corner kick from senior Alyssa Victor in the 73rd minute, and Norwin’s girls soccer team captured its first state championship in any sport since 1996 with a 1-0 victory over Neshaminy Friday evening at Hersheypark Stadium. Senior goalkeeper Sam Wexell made five saves for the […]

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2017-2018 PIHL High School Hockey Standings – 11/16/2017
November 16, 2017
Here are the latest 2017-2018 standings in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League through Thursday, November 16th. You can follow the PIHL high school hockey season with video stream broadcasts, PIHL News and Notes every Friday starting in December and the PIHL Power Play Show on Wednesday nights at 8:00pm starting in December right here on the […]

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This Week on the Trib Live High School Sports Network
November 14, 2017
We continue the postseason ride on The Highway to Heinz and The Road to RMU while we begin our high school winter sports action and hit the state playoffs in two other high school fall sports this week here on the new TribLive High School Sports Network. We continue our exclusive coverage of the 2017 […]

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This Week on the TribLive High School Sports Network – 11/06/2017
November 6, 2017
We continue the postseason ride on The Highway to Heinz and The Road to RMU while we begin our high school winter sports action and hit the state playoffs in two other high school fall sports this week here on the new TribLive High School Sports Network. We continue our exclusive coverage of the 2017 […]

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Knoch, Knoch – Who’s There? – WPIAL 3-A Girls Volleyball Champion Knights
November 5, 2017
It takes a high level of dedication and commitment to continue to pursue a championship for 32 seasons without ever winning one, but that’s what Coach Geist has done coaching the girls’ volleyball team at Knoch High School. The top seeded Knights ended that championship drought, winning the Girls 3A WPIAL Championship three sets to […]

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A Golden First: Waynesburg Beats Freedom for WPIAL 2-A Girls Soccer Title
The Waynesburg Lady Raiders made the most of their first ever trip to the WPIAL Championship Game, taking the 2A title with a 4-2 win over the defending champion Freedom Bulldogs.  The Raiders came out strong and really controlled the play throughout the first half, but two misses on very good scoring opportunities and some […]

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Bishop Canevin Back on Top in WPIAL 1-A Girls Volleyball
It is an odd year for the Bishop Canevin volleyball team. And that’s a good thing. The Lady Crusaders defeated Our Lady of the Sacred Heart in straight sets (25-19, 25-22, 25-23) to win the 2017 WPIAL Class 1A Championship. It is the third championship in five years for Bishop Canevin, who also won in […]

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WPIAL Girls Volleyball Semifinals Recaps 2017
November 3, 2017
There have not been a lot of surprises in the district girls volleyball postseason as chalk has prevailed. It will be #1 vs #2 in 4-A, in 3-A and in 2-A and #1 vs #3 in 1-A. Those Saturday matchups were finalized after the eight Semifinals matches Thursday on the Trib Live High School Sports […]

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2017 WPIAL FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS
October 30, 2017
A year ago in the first season of six district champions in high school football, Pittsburgh Central Catholic, West Allegheny, Thomas Jefferson, Beaver Falls, Steel Valley and Clairton claimed gold. All but Beaver Falls are back into the postseason as the 3-week trip on the Highway to Heinz and the 4-week journey on the Road […]

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FINAL WPIAL Football Playoff Qualifiers
October 27, 2017
All 64 teams are now set for a postseason cruise on the Highway to Heinz or the Road to Robert Morris heading into the final day of the regular season. Here is the final WPIAL football playoff picture with the order of the postseason teams from each conference. 6-A, 5-A and 4-A – Top 4 […]

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WPIAL/City League Week Nine Friday Football Scores
Here are the Week Nine final scores. The curtain has closed on the 2017 WPIAL regular season for all but 8 teams, who are still waiting for their Saturday gridiron action. 6-A Northern Seven Conference: Pine-Richland Rams  48  –  North Allegheny Tigers  28  (F) Pittsburgh Central Catholic Vikings  21  –  Penn Hills Indians  0  (F) […]

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Chicks Picks – Week Nine – 2017
October 26, 2017
Welcome to Week 9 of the high school football season. It’s that time of year again when the fall colors abound.  At a quick glance, we can see the many shades of orange, red, yellow, and yes, pink.  October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Once upon a time, the color pink signified delicacy and femininity.  For […]

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Big Game Hunting – Week Nine
October 25, 2017
I often think how funny it is to see all the work that goes into figuring out playoff scenarios, especially some of the deep-down tiebreaker stuff. The procrastinator in me just says, “week nine is coming, it will all be sorted right out there, so why bother doing the actual math?” Once again, as it […]

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TribLive High School Sports Network Top Ten – WPIAL Football – 10/24/2017
October 24, 2017
Each and every Monday during the regular season, the new TribLive High School Sports Network will rank the Top Ten seven in 6-A and top ten football teams in each of the other five classifications. Here are the rankings following Week Seven of the 2017 high school football season. WPIAL CLASS 6-A WPIAL FOOTBALL TOP […]

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Nord/James of Fox Chapel & Heckert/Bertig of Indiana Win WPIAL Doubles Titles
October 21, 2017
History was made Friday as senior Amanda Nord of Fox Chapel won her fourth WPIAL Tennis Doubles championship, partnering for a second straight year with Charlotte James to win Class 3-A gold.  Nord won the district doubles titles as a freshman teaming with Laurel Shymansky. She became only the second tennis player in WPIAL history […]

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WPIAL/City League Week Eight Saturday Football Scores
There were three Saturday afternoon high school football games to close the doors on Week Eight. Two of the games were non-conference contests along with one key Class 1-A Big 7 Conference game with playoff hopefuls going head-to-head. Even the two non-conference contests featured three playoff bound district teams. Here are ALL the results from […]

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Chicks Picks – Week Eight – 2017
October 19, 2017
Welcome to Week 8 of the high school football season. Late Wednesday night, Chick’s Picks was sitting back, relaxing, and enjoying some TV.  Suddenly, out of the blue, a Twitter war broke out among local prognosticators.  Although Chick’s Picks had done nothing but mind her own business, one of her rivals called her out – […]

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PIAA Boys & Girls Golf Western Regional Qualifiers
October 17, 2017
With a chill in the air, the WPIAL’s top boys and girls golfers were joined by top linksters from Districts 6, 9 and 10 Monday at Toms run Golf Course in Blairsville attempting to qualify for the 2017 PIAA Individual State Golf Championships. 21 boys and 11 girls golfer from the WPIAL qualified and will […]

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TribLive High School Sports Network Top Ten – WPIAL Football – 10/16/2017
October 16, 2017
Each and every Monday during the regular season, the new TribLive High School Sports Network will rank the Top Ten seven in 6-A and top ten football teams in each of the other five classifications. Here are the rankings following Week Seven of the 2017 high school football season. WPIAL CLASS 6-A WPIAL FOOTBALL TOP […]

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WPIAL Saturdays Scholastic Starz – Week Seven
October 15, 2017
The first Saturday edition of the ‘TribLive Stretch Run’ was a good one weather wise and performance wise too. Five district high school football games were on the docket and four of them carried playoff implications for both teams. Here are the players that helped their teams clinch a playoff spot, improve their positioning or […]

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WPIAL Friday Night HighLights – Week Seven – 2017
October 14, 2017
Friday of Week Seven not only marked the start of the ‘TribLive Stretch Run’ and the final three weeks of the regular season, it was also Friday the 13th. (ooooooohhh, aaaaaaaahhh) But on a night littered with showdonw games in each classification, there was nothing scary about these top performances as broken mirrors, walking under […]

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WPIAL Week Seven Saturday Football Scores 2017
Five high school football games were slated for Saturday as we prepare to close the door on Week Seven of the WPIAL campaign. Four of the games were conference contests, all of which held playoff implications of some sort for the eight participants. Here are results from all five tilts, with two of the games […]

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Santilli Repeats as 3-A Singles Champ While Greb Wins 2-A Tennis Gold
Last year, Maria Santilli of Norwin and Katherine Marks of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart captured gold in the district girls singles tennis playoffs. On Friday, one of them successfully defended while the other had to settle for silver. Santilli won a second straight Class 3-A district crwon with a straight set win over […]

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Hometown Volleyball Recap – Freeport
October 13, 2017
An undefeated section season continues for Freeport volleyball after a Senior Night victory. The Lady Yellowjackets defeated the Derry Lady Trojans in straight sets (25-15, 25-21, 25-23). After the Senior Night festivities for the five seniors on the roster, things got off to a slow start for Freeport as Derry rattled off the first three […]

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Big Game Hunting – Week Seven
October 12, 2017
We head into the stretch run and, as with every other year, it feels to me as if the season has only just started two weeks ago. Some fantastic performances last week have set up some amazing match-ups for this coming Week Seven. Hopefully, none of you suffer from triskaidekaphobia, as we make our way […]

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TribLive High School Football Show for Week 7
Click below to watch TribLive’s Kevin Gorman and Chris Harlan as they welcome OLSH football coach Dan Bradley. Plus the latest high school football news from around the WPIAL prior to Week Seven.   http://ljsp.lwcdn.com/api/video/embed.jsp?id=d612f836-525f-4f2f-9714-eed25989218b&pi=fd73db78-9c6c-47b3-8f6a-45b75e826890

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WPIAL Alum Q&A – Justin Watson
October 10, 2017
Justin Watson enjoyed a terrific high-school football career at South Fayette, and was part of perhaps the Lions’ greatest team in school history in 2013. Since then, he’s been one of the best players in the Ivy League while staring at Penn. Watson is this week’s feature for the WPIAL Alum Q&A. Watson was a […]

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TribLive High School Sports Network Top Ten – WPIAL Football – 10/9/2017
October 9, 2017
Each and every Monday during the regular season, the new TribLive High School Sports Network will rank the Top Ten seven in 6-A and top ten football teams in each of the other five classifications. Here are the rankings following Week Six of the 2017 high school football season. WPIAL CLASS 6-A WPIAL FOOTBALL TOP […]

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This Week on the TribLive High School Sports Network – 10/09/2017
We STRETCCCCHHHH into a new era with the first full week of fall high school sports action this week here on the new TribLive High School Sports Network. We kick off the Stretch Run of the 2017 WPIAL football season with Week Seven and The Network has 25 WPIAL and five District 6 and District […]

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WPIAL Football Standings After Week Six
October 8, 2017
Here are the latest WPIAL football standings through Week Six of the 2017 high school football season. Once again this year, we have added points for and points against as well as the updated WPIAL tiebreaker points for all 121 WPIAL teams. Standings are updated after Friday and Saturday’s scholastic gridiron action each week. Click […]

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Saturdays Scholastic Starz – Week Six
Mother nature has been confused. In Week One and Two in early September, there was a chill in the air and the heat acclamation week from August looked like it would go to waste. But on the first Saturday of October, most of the action kicked off with temps in the 80’s. The heat index […]

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WPIAL/City League Week Six Friday Football Scores
October 6, 2017
October football. There is a certain feel in the air, perhaps urgency as we hit the second half of the regular season where triumphs are a huge step toward the postseason while losses can be a death blow to playoff dreams. It may not have been cool temperature wise, but coaches still wanted to see […]

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Chicks Picks – Week Six – 2017
Welcome to Week 6 of the high school football season. As many of you are aware, the MSA Sports Network has now become the TribLive High School Sports Network.  Chick’s Picks was thrilled with this news, and was particularly excited when one of her counterparts, The Birdie, mentioned her on Twitter earlier this week. At […]

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Big Game Hunting – Week Six
October 4, 2017
There was a bit of a shocker last week in 1-A with Imani knocking off Clairton. Maybe not everyone was stunned that the Saints were able to knock off the Bears, but short five kids who were suspended made it was quite an accomplishment and a signature win for Imani. The other top ranked teams […]

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MSA Sports/TribLive Top Ten – WPIAL Football
October 3, 2017
Each and every Monday during the regular season, the MSA Sports Network will rank the Top Ten seven in 6-A and top ten football teams in each of the other five classifications. Here are the rankings following Week Four of the 2017 high school football season. WPIAL CLASS 6-A WPIAL FOOTBALL TOP SEVEN: 1.    PINE-RICHLAND RAMS  […]

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WPIAL Friday Night HighLights – Week Five 2017
September 30, 2017
Week Five marked the midway point of the WPIAL football regular season and it also was the first Friday night precipitation was involved as most of the games throughout the district had to deal with showers right before or in the early part of the game. However there was nothing middle of the road about […]

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Chicks Pick – Week Five
September 28, 2017
Welcome to Week 5 of the high school football season.  This week brought several straight days of unseasonably warm temperatures.  Wondering where these temperatures were during the summer, Chick’s Picks did her best to keep cool.  A few days into the heatwave, however, was concerned that delirium was setting in.  So, she tried her best […]

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Riverside Sophomore Skyler Fox Repeats as WPIAL Boys Golf 2-A Champion
It took a little bit longer this time, but Riverside’s Skyler Fox is once again the 2A boys golf champion. Fox edged Sewickley Academy’s Cole Luther on the first hole of a playoff to claim his second title in as many years on Thursday at Allegheny County Club in Sewickley. Fox, a sophomore, and Luther, […]

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WPIAL Football Standings After Week Four
September 25, 2017
Here are the latest WPIAL football standings through Week Four of the 2017 high school football season. Once again this year, we have added points for and points against as well as the updated WPIAL tiebreaker points for all 121 WPIAL teams. Standings are updated after Friday and Saturday’s scholastic gridiron action each week. Click […]

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WPIAL Saturdays Scholastic Starz – Week Four
In football, when an official puts a fist in the air, it means fourth down. So we here at MSA Sports, powered by TribLive.com stand with our first in the air. No, not in some sort of protest, but to salute the stand out players in the handful of WPIAL football games on Saturday that […]

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WPIAL Week Four Saturday Scores
A couple of Homecoming games has expanded the Saturday slate in WPIAL football in Week Four to a fist full of excitement. Both Shaler and Beaver will play their traditional Homecoming Day games on Saturday, to go with three Class 1-A conference contests involving four top ten ranked teams. Here is the schedule, with three […]

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WPIAL/City League Week Four Scores
Mother Nature is confused. While fans, coaches and players appreciated a fifth straight dry Friday night going back to Week Zero, the first few weeks felt like early October and now as we head into the final week of the ninth month, it’s felt more like August. Like the temps, the action on the field […]

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Chicks Picks – Week Four
Welcome to Week 4 of the high school football season. While working on this week’s predictions and researching some of the top players in the WPIAL, Chick’s Picks started thinking back to her basketball playing days many moons ago.  Recalling some of the most talented players from her day, Chick’s Picks wondered, where are they […]

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WPIAL Football Standings After Week Three
September 17, 2017
Here are the latest WPIAL football standings through Week Three of the 2017 high school football season. Once again this year, we have added points for and points against as well as the updated WPIAL tiebreaker points for all 121 WPIAL teams. Standings are updated after Friday and Saturday’s scholastic gridiron action each week. Click […]

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WPIAL Friday Night HighLights – Week Three 2017
September 16, 2017
September WPIAL Friday night football continues to shine, both above and on the playing fields. Mother Nature bestowed another picture perfect evening weather wise and these young men took full advantage in leading their teams to victory, including one record smashing performance. Here is a look at some of those standout performances in Week Three […]

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MSA Sports Top Ten – WPIAL Football – 09/11/2017
September 11, 2017
Each and every Monday during the regular season, the MSA Sports Network will rank the Top Ten seven in 6-A and top ten football teams in each of the other five classifications. Here are the rankings following Week Two of the 2017 high school football season. WPIAL CLASS 6-A WPIAL FOOTBALL TOP SEVEN: 1.    PINE-RICHLAND […]

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WPIAL Football Standings After Week Two
September 9, 2017
Here are the latest WPIAL football standings through Week Two of the 2017 high school football season. Once again this year, we have added points for and points against as well as the updated WPIAL tiebreaker points for all 121 WPIAL teams. Standings are updated after Friday and Saturday’s scholastic gridiron action each week. Click […]

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WPIAL/City League Week Two Saturday Scores
As the band Three Dog Night once sang, “one is the loneliest number that you’ll ever know”. That could be the anthem for the very light WPIAL football schedule on Saturday. Unless we’re talking at the end of the season, then being one is the ultimate goal. For now though, one = first, and a […]

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MSA Sports Video Stream Game of the Week
September 8, 2017
MSA Sports has 22 WPIAL football broadcasts Friday night in Week Two, including the Class 6-A Southeastern Conference battle of South Hills neighbors as the Peters Township Indians host the Bethel Park Black Hawks in the MSA Sports Video Stream game of the Week. Watch live and archived starting at 7:30pm.

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WPIAL/City League Week Two Friday Scores
The calendar may have said early September, but the grandstands will feel like October. Sure, there were key high school football games throughout the district, but for a second straight week, any concerns of heat induced muscle cramps didn’t exist with kickoff temps around 60 degrees.  Here are all the final scores from a busy […]

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Chicks Picks – Week Two – 2017
September 7, 2017
Welcome to Week 2 of the high school football season. Chick’s Picks is the proud owner of two beautiful boxer dogs, Ursa and Stella.  Like any good dogs, Ursa and Stella really enjoy long walks with their humans.  Earlier this week, Chick’s Picks packed up her trusty crystal ball and her dogs, and headed out […]

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Big Game Hunting – Week Two
Week two gets us into the thick of the 2017 WPIAL football season with some dandy matchups on the MSA sports network. In fact there are so many dandy match ups that we find ourselves in the unique situation of having all six games in BGH feature a battle of Top Ten teams. So let’s […]

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MSA Sports Top Ten – WPIAL Football – 09/04/2017
September 4, 2017
Each and every Monday during the regular season, the MSA Sports Network will rank the Top Ten seven in 6-A and top ten football teams in each of the other five classifications. Here are the rankings following Week One of the 2017 high school football season. WPIAL CLASS 6-A WPIAL FOOTBALL TOP SEVEN: 1.    PINE-RICHLAND […]

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2017 WPIAL Football Standings After Week One
September 3, 2017
Here are the latest WPIAL football standings through Sunday of Week Zero of the 2017 high school football season. Once again this year, we have added points for and points against as well as the updated WPIAL tiebreaker points for all 121 WPIAL teams. Standings are updated after Friday and Saturday’s scholastic gridiron action each […]

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Chicks Picks – Week One – 2017
August 31, 2017
Welcome to Week 1 of the high school football season. As many of you know, the MSA Sports Network had a rough off-season. Earlier this summer, we lost our beloved friend and long-time broadcaster, Mark Schaas.  Then, just as we began to regroup from the loss, we caught word that the future of the Network […]

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Big Game Hunting – Week One
We know how fast this goes from previous experience, so we won’t be surprised when the playoff pairings show jumps on us real fast. How many week one games will be the difference between teams being part of that show and teams being on the outside looking in? Only time will tell and it is […]

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2017 WPIAL Football Standings – Week 0
August 30, 2017
Here are the latest WPIAL football standings through Sunday of Week Zero of the 2017 high school football season. Once again this year, we have added points for and points against as well as the updated WPIAL tiebreaker points for all 121 WPIAL teams. Standings are updated after Friday and Saturday’s scholastic gridiron action each […]

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CTK ’17 – MSA Sports Preseason Top Ten – Class 2-A
Each and every Monday during the regular season, the MSA Sports Network will rank the Top Ten football teams in each of the six classifications. With days to go before the 2017 WPIAL football regular season kicks off for all with Week One, we present our Preseason Top Ten teams…with the Top Ten in Class […]

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CTK ’17 – MSA Sports Preseason Top Ten – Class 3-A
August 29, 2017
Each and every Monday during the regular season, the MSA Sports Network will rank the Top Ten football teams in each of the six classifications. With days to go before the 2017 WPIAL football regular season kicks off for all with Week One, we present our Preseason Top Ten teams…with the Top Ten in Class […]

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CTK ’17 – MSA Sports Preseason Top Ten – Class 4-A
Each and every Monday during the regular season, the MSA Sports Network will rank the Top Ten football teams in each of the six classifications. With days to go before the 2017 WPIAL football regular season kicks off with Week One, we present our Preseason Top Ten teams…with the Top Ten in Class 4-A. WPIAL […]

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WPIAL Saturdays Scholastic Starz – Week Zero
August 28, 2017
Zero equal nothing, much like nothing from nothing leaves nothing. But Saturday in Week Zero was something, yes definitely something. In fact, the six games on the first Saturday slate made for the busiest Saturday of the entire 2017 campaign. None of the games had any postseason ramifications, but that doesn’t mean the stars weren’t […]

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WPIAL Friday Night HighLights – Week Zero
August 26, 2017
It felt like late September instead of late August Friday evening as more teams than last year decided to turn on the lights, charge admission and strike up the band for a football game rather than a second scrimmage. In the lone true tune-up for a lot of teams before conference play begins out of […]

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CTK ’17 – 2-A Three Rivers Conference Preview
August 24, 2017
Surely, Steel Valley can’t be as strong as last season, when the Ironmen won WPIAL and PIAA championships by invoking the mercy rule in every game. Due to the loss of a number of players, Steel Valley can’t expect a repeat of such dominance. But the question is can anybody in the Class 2A Three […]

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CTK ’17 – WPIAL Saturday Football Schedule
August 21, 2017
While there is little doubt that high school football is king on Friday nights in Western Pennsylvania, Saturday high school football in the WPIAL is still enjoyed by many, although sadly it is becoming a dying breed with only five schools that play a majority of their home games on Saturday afternoons or evenings. Last […]

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CTK ’17 – 4-A Northwest Nine Conference Preview
Throughout the WPIAL, it is tough to imagine a conference more diverse than the 4A Northwest Nine. One team with a prolific spread offense passing attack, another with a team that threw the ball on average just over six times per game, and a couple of teams with quality dual-threat quarterbacks. Each week is a […]

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CTK ’17 – 5-A Allegheny Nine Conference Preview
Look on the sidelines in games involving Allegheny Conference teams and you might want to often say, “Hey, new guy.” The Allegheny Nine is full of new head coaches. Of the nine teams, four have new head coaches. One team, Woodland Hills, has changed head coaches twice since the end of last season. The new […]

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CTK ’17 – 6-A Northern Seven Conference Preview
August 17, 2017
Of the seven teams in the Northern Seven Conference, at least one of them has been in a WPIAL championship game nine times in the past seven years. Two times over the past three years the championship in the WPIAL’s largest class has matched two teams from the Northern Seven. Come late November this year, […]

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