Author: Don Rebel


Belle Vernon starting pitcher Olivia Kolowitz throws against Trinity during PIAA first round softball Class 4A playoff action Monday, June 5, 2023, at Robert D. Kalp field at Hempfield Area High School.
PIAA quarterfinal matchups set for 11 WPIAL softball teams
June 6, 2023
The three biggest classifications produced perfection for WPIAL teams in the opening round of the 2023 PIAA softball playoffs.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Brett Hamel tags second base for an out against Manheim Township during their PIAA Class 6A first round playoff game on Monday, June 5, 2023, at Boyce Mayview Park.
9 WPIAL baseball teams learn sites, times for PIAA quarterfinal matchups
The first round of the 2023 PIAA baseball playoffs produced a mixed bag for WPIAL teams.

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Shaler’s Logan Peterson (left) hits against North Allegheny’s Will Robertson during the WPIAL Class 3A boys volleyball championship game May 25.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on June 6, 2023: State playoffs begin in volleyball, lacrosse
June 5, 2023
Baseball and softball aren’t the only spring sports winding down with the start of the PIAA postseason.

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Neshannock pitcher Addy Frye delivers against Laurel during the WPIAL Class 2A championship game Thursday.
Neshannock softball runs record winning streak to 47 with first-round PIAA victory
For having just made history, it seemed like business as usual for the Neshannock softball team after a 9-0 shutout of visiting Penns Valley on Monday in a PIAA Class 2A first-round playoff game.

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Mt. Lebanon pitcher David Shields delivers against North Allegheny during the Class 6A championship game on Wednesday, May 31, 2023, at Wild Things Park.
Trib HSSN Baseball Player of the Week for June 4, 2023
June 4, 2023
When a fly ball in shallow center field popped out of the glove of Mt. Lebanon second baseman Brett Hamel in the sixth inning, Blue Devils sophomore David Shields did not know if his no-hitter in the WPIAL Class 6A baseball championship game was still intact or not.

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Neshannock’s Payton Newman scores against Laurel during the WPIAL Class 2A championship game on Thursday, June 1, 2023, at Lilly Field.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for June 5, 2023: PIAA baseball, softball playoffs commence
The WPIAL and the other 11 district baseball and softball playoffs are in the books.

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Hempfield celebrates after beating Seneca Valley in the WPIAL Class 6A softball championship game May 31, 2023, at Lilley Field.
Trib HSSN softball team of the week for June 4, 2023
The golden history of Hempfield softball is important to second-year coach and former Spartans player Tina Madison.

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Avonworth pitcher Alivia Lantzy celebrates after defeating Southmoreland in the WPIAL Class 3A championship game on Thursday, June 1, 2023, at Lilley Field.
Trib HSSN softball player of the week for June 4, 2023
The Avonworth softball team has won back-to-back WPIAL Class 3A championships and begins defense of its PIAA state crown Monday.

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Riverside’s Hunter Garvin celebrates with Christian Lucarelli after defeating Neshannock in the WPIAL Class 3A championship game on Wednesday, May 31, 2023, at Wild Things Park.
Trib HSSN baseball team of the week for June 4, 2023
Riverside’s WPIAL Class 3A championship game victory over rival Neshannock was a win for the ages.

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Augie Maslo and his North Allegheny teammates will play McDowell in the first round of the PIAA playoffs Monday.
This week on Trib HSSN for week of June 5, 2023
Now that we are into June, the clock is winding down on the high school sports season, however with the district postseason in the rearview mirror, the focus turns to the state playoffs in the PIAA this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Neshannock’s Gabby Quinn celebrates as she rounds the bases after hitting a three-run home run against Laurel during the WPIAL Class 2A championship game on Thursday, June 1, 2023, at Lilley Field.
Trib 10: WPIAL baseball, softball champions rise in weekly power rankings
June 2, 2023
Perfection not only brings the gold, it brings a room with a powerful view as we present the district championship edition of the Trib 10.

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Seton LaSalle’s Nate Georgiana celebrates after driving in the Rebels’ first run against Serra Catholic during the WPIAL Class 2A championship game on Tuesday, May 30, 2023, at Wild Things Park.
Trib HSSN state baseball rankings for June 2, 2023
The late, great David Bowie once crooned about “changes,” which we have plenty of on the latest edition of the Trib HSSN baseball rankings before the start of the PIAA baseball playoffs.

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Union’s Lorena Boice (15) and Olivia Williams celebrate after scoring in the bottom of the fifth inning to put Union up 10-8 on Carmichaels in the WPIAL softball Class A championship May 31, 2023, Lilley Field.
Trib HSSN state softball rankings for June 2, 2023
The larger classifications were hit hard by the district semifinals and finals, prompting plenty of changes in Class 6A, 5A and 4A in this week’s Trib HSSN state softball rankings.

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Riverside’s Evan Burry celebrates with the WPIAL championship trophy on top of the dugout after defeating Neshannock in the Class 3A final Wednesday at Wild Things Park.
Undefeated Riverside rallies past Neshannock to win 6th WPIAL baseball championship
May 31, 2023
Riverside rallied from a one-run deficit to score the tying run in the fifth inning and five more in the sixth, giving the Panthers a 6-1 victory over Neshannock in the WPIAL Class 3A baseball championship game Wednesday at Wild Things Park.

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Shaler pitcher Bria Bosiljevac celebrates after getting out of a bases loaded jam against Franklin Regional during their WPIAL Class 5A quarterfinal on Wednesday, May 17, 2023, at Gateway High School.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for May 30, 2023: PIAA baseball, softball playoff berths up for grabs
May 29, 2023
While all eyes the next few days will be on the district golden parties at Wild Things Park in Washington and Lilley Field in California, there are other key games being played in the WPIAL baseball and softball playoffs.

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Shaler’s Max Saban scores past Plum catcher Carson Svidron during their WPIAL Class 5A semifinal on Tuesday, May 23, 2023, at North Allegheny.
This week on Trib HSSN for week of May 29, 2023
May 28, 2023
As you prep for the picnics and cookouts this holiday weekend, there will be plenty of golden treats later this week as we celebrate diamond Championship Week in the WPIAL on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Belle Vernon pitcher Talia Ross celebrates a win over Elizabeth Forward in the WPIAL Class 4A semifinals Wednesday, May 24, 2023.
Trib HSSN softball team of the week for May 28, 2023
Veteran Belle Vernon softball coach Tom Rodriguez was actually happy his team didn’t listen to him at Wednesday’s WPIAL Class 4A semifinal softball game.

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Montour’s Kaitlyn Molitoris pitches against Chartiers Valley in the WPIAL Class 4A semifinals Wednesday, May 24, 2023.
Trib HSSN softball player of the week for May 28, 2023
The WPIAL postseason can by a torturous ride with plenty of “Edge of your seat” and “hold your breath” moments.

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Neshannock pitcher Grant Melder delivers during the second inning against Everett during the PIAA Class 2A state championship game on Thursay, June 16, 2022, at Penn State.
Trib HSSN baseball team of the week for May 28, 2023
Aliquippa football has proven it doesn’t matter the class where elite programs play, the victories and championships keep coming.

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Bethel Park’s Evan Holewinski steals second base past Chartiers Valley’s Owen Taylor during their game on Wednesday, May 10, 2023, at Chartiers Valley.
Trib HSSN baseball player of the week for May 28, 2023
As a sophomore pitcher, Evan Holewinski started a WPIAL quarterfinal game as well as a PIAA first-round and semifinal playoff games.

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Bethel Park’s Evan Holewinski celebrates a base hit against Chartiers Valley on Wednesday, May 10, 2023, at Chartiers Valley.
Trib HSSN state baseball rankings for May 27, 2023
May 27, 2023
Some surprising results in the various district playoffs around the state have shaken up this week’s edition of the Trib HSSN state baseball rankings.

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Avonworth’s Emma Obersteiner (20) celebrates with pitcher Alivia Lantzy and Sydney Savatt after defeating Burrell, 3-0, in their WPIAL Class 3A semifinal on Tuesday, May 23, 2023, at North Allegheny.
Trib HSSN state softball rankings for May 27, 2023
While there were 10 baseball teams that lost in their district playoffs and fell from the PIAA rankings, only six softball teams lost their hold on a Top 5 spot in this week’s Trib HSSN state softball rankings.

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Seneca Valley catcher Anna Kalkowski hugs pitcher Lexie Hames after defeating Hempfield on May 11.
Trib 10: Plenty of changes in power rankings heading into WPIAL championship week
May 25, 2023
With championship week on the horizon, there were big changes to the Trib 10 in baseball and softball.

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Armstrong’s Shelby Cloak scores behind South Fayette catcher Charlotte Dziki during WPIAL Class 5A softball semifinals May 24, 2023, at Gateway High School.
Field set for 2023 WPIAL softball championships
From 2003-17, the WPIAL held its softball championships at Lilley Field at Cal (Pa.).

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Montour’s Kaitlyn Molitoris pitches against Chartiers Valley in the WPIAL Class 4A semifinals Wednesday.
Montour punishes Chartiers Valley for mistakes, reaches Class 4A championship game
May 24, 2023
The weather at West Mifflin on Wednesday for the Class 4A softball semifinals game between Montour and Chartiers Valley was sunny with temps near 80 degrees.

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North Allegheny’s Jeremiah Satcho (0) and Stone Gaertner (7) attempt to block Penn-Trafford’s Brad Heinbaugh during a WPIAL Class 3A semifinal Tuesday.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on May 25, 2023: Volleyball, lacrosse powers vie for titles
Welcome to Championship Thursday in the WPIAL with gold to be had in boys volleyball and Class 3A boys and girls lacrosse.

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The Shaler baseball team celebrates with head coach Brian Junker after defeating Plum, 2-0, in their WPIAL Class 5A semifinal on Tuesday, May 23, 2023, at North Allegheny.
Matchups set for 2023 WPIAL baseball championships
For the 20th straight season, the WPIAL will hold its baseball championships at Wild Things Park in Washington.

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Seneca Valley’s Mia Ryan and Bella Gross celebrate after a strikeout against Hempfield on May 11.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on May 24, 2023: Softball squads set for semifinals
May 23, 2023
The diamond final four switches from baseball to softball Wednesday with eight WPIAL semifinals.

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Shaler’s Luke Jarzynka celebrates with teammates after scoring against North Hills on April 25.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on May 23, 2023: Baseball contenders jump right into semifinals
May 22, 2023
Welcome to Semifinals Tuesday in the WPIAL with 12 baseball, four softball and four boys volleyball final four contests on the schedule.

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Montour catcher Adam Weber congratulates pitcher Jacob Robinson during their WPIAL Class 4A quarterfinal against Hampton on Monday, May 22, 2023 at Boyce Mayview Park.
Another dominant pitching performance pushes Montour past Hampton into Class 4A semis
Montour baseball coach Bob Janeda is no riverboat gambler, but he wins a lot thanks to a winning hand that includes two aces.

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Trib HSSN baseball team of the week for May 21, 2023
May 21, 2023
Last season, the Mohawk baseball team reached the WPIAL Class 3A championship game, falling to South Park in the finals.

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Hopewell’s Ty Eberhardt was 3 for 4 with the home run and two singles in the WPIAL first round against West Mifflin.
Trib HSSN baseball player of the week for May 21, 2023
With five seniors in the starting lineup, including most who played a big part in a title run two years ago and a trip to the semifinals last year, some might consider an 8-11 regular season disappointing.

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Justin Weaver and his Norwin teammates will play North Allegheny in the WPIAL quarterfinals Monday.
This week on Trib HSSN for week of May 22, 2023
The postseason action really heats up in baseball, softball, lacrosse and boys volleyball as we head into a holiday weekend this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Seneca Valley’s Evan Tomasic makes a running catch against Pine-Richland earlier this season. The Raiders face Mt. Lebanon as Class 6A opens the WPIAL playoffs Monday.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for May 22, 2023: Baseball enters quarterfinals
Welcome to quarterfinals Monday in the WPIAL baseball playoffs, when 24 games will be played to whittle each classification from eight to four teams.

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Trib HSSN softball team of the week for May 21, 2023
Athletes will tell you that before the game starts, some have to find unique ways to get rid of the butterflies and jittery nerves.

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Shaler’s Bethany Rodman drives in a run against Bethel Park during their WPIAL Class 5A playoff game on Monday, May 15, 2023, at Fox Chapel High School.
Trib HSSN softball player of the week for May 21, 2023
Shaler senior Bethany Rodman is a three-year starter who has and continues to contribute mightily to the Titans softball program.

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WPIAL Class 2A doubles champions Liam Pederson and Brendon Hallisey of Chartiers Valley
Doubles, team success highlight banner year for Chartiers Valley boys tennis
“Chalk” is a term used in a tournament when all the favorites advance in each round.

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Armstrong’s Emma Paul watches her two-run homer against Latrobe on April 5.
Trib HSSN State Softball Rankings for May 19, 2023
May 19, 2023
The end of the regular season is here statewide, and if the district playoffs haven’t started yet, they will this upcoming week.

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Montour’s Jake Robinson takes an errant throw over West Allegheny’s Derek Curry at second base on April 14.
Trib HSSN State Baseball Rankings for May 19, 2023
Some of the districts around the state have started their baseball postseason while others will lift the curtain on the playoffs this upcoming week.

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Shaler’s Eloise Facher (8) greets Betheny Rodman at home plate after Rodman hit a grand slam against Franklin Regional during their WPIAL Class 5A quarterfinal on Wednesday at Gateway.
Trib 10: Crunch time approaches for top teams in power rankings
There was little movement this week in the Trib 10 rankings with few of the top district teams in action.

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Gateway’s Adam Memije and Zidaan Hassan take on Allderdice’s Deniz Finkel and Ian Kuchera in the WPIAL Class 3A doubles finals April 26.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on May 19, 2023: 4 WPIAL teams alive in PIAA tennis playoffs
With the postseason week complete for baseball, softball, boys volleyball and boys and girls lacrosse, the spring sport postseason spotlight falls on boys tennis Friday.

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Mohawk freshman pitcher Vinny Puzzuolo toes the rubber during a WPIAL Class 3A first-round playoff game against Greensburg Salem on Thursday.
Mohawk baseball downs Greensburg Salem in Class 3A 1st round
May 18, 2023
After already doubling their win total from a year ago, the Greensburg Salem baseball team was looking to battle its way into the district quarterfinals.

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South Park’s Austin Lafferty scores against Mohawk during the 2022 WPIAL Class 3A championship game.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on May 18, 2023: Recent champs to meet in 3A baseball
A week of WPIAL playoff and championship spring sports action concludes Thursday with another busy day of baseball, softball, lacrosse and boys volleyball.

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West Allegheny’s Brady Miller tags Montour’s Jake Robinson at second base during their game on April 14.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on May 17, 2023: 1st-round baseball games ready to go
May 16, 2023
Whether your spring sports love is baseball, softball, lacrosse or track and field, there is a little bit of everything going on Wednesday around the WPIAL.

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Jeannette freshman Grace Stein pitches against Carlynton in a WPIAL Class A first-round playoff game Tuesday, May 16, 2023.
Breakthrough season continues for Jeannette with win over Carlynton
The first taste of the playoffs for all the members of the Jeannette softball team turned out to be a walk in the park.

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Avonworth celebrates beating Deer Lakes in the 2022 WPIAL Class 3A championship game.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on May 16, 2023: Avonworth softball to play rare 1st-round game
May 15, 2023
As the opening round of the 2023 WPIAL softball playoffs concludes Tuesday with games in Class A, 2A and 3A, something strange is happening. Avonworth (17-1) is playing a first-round game.

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Franklin Regional’s Adrianna Martz and Alexa Patberg will face Moon in the opening round of the playoffs.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for May 15, 2023: WPIAL softball playoffs begin
May 14, 2023
The curtain goes up Monday on the WPIAL softball playoffs with first-round action in Class 5A and 4A.

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Chartiers Valley’s Nick Costantino celebrates his double against West Mifflin on Monday, May 1, 2023, at West Mifflin.
This week on Trib HSSN for week of May 15, 2023
Let the games begin! Exclusive coverage of the 2023 WPIAL spring sports postseason begins with action from the diamonds, courts and lacrosse fields this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Shaler’s Ellie Facher connects on a base hit during a game against Highlands last season.
Trib 10: Teams jockey for position in power rankings on eve of playoffs
May 12, 2023
While there was more maneuvering in the baseball Trib 10 power rankings this week, including a new top squad, there were more changes overall in softball.

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Pine-Richland’s Peyton Ford dives safely back to first base against Seneca Valley on Thursday, April 20, 2023, in Pine. Pine-Richland’s Peyton Ford dives safely back to first base against Seneca Valley on April 20.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Friday, May 12, 2023: Baseball playoff brackets to be unveiled on Trib HSSN
‘Tis the season as the WPIAL will release brackets for two more spring sports Friday.

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North Allegheny’s Nicolas Carioto blocks the shot of Pine-Richland’s Luke Jancy on April 18.
WPIAL boys volleyball playoff field finalized with 25 teams
The WPIAL boys volleyball regular season is in the books.

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Shaler’s Luke Jarzynka slides safely into second base against North Hills on April 25.
WPIAL baseball playoff field set with 79 teams
The 2023 WPIAL baseball playoff field has been finalized with 79 teams in the six classifications.

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Hempfield freshman Clair Mitchell reacts after hitting a home run against Mt. Lebanon on March 29.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on May 11, 2023: Softball brackets to be revealed on Trib HSSN
May 11, 2023
The WPIAL will release brackets for a pair of spring sports Thursday.

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Neshannock catcher Gabby Perod tags out a Conwell-Egan runner at home plate during the 2022 PIAA Class 2A championship game.
Trib HSSN State Softball Rankings for May 10, 2023
Three was a not-so-lucky number for teams ranked in last week’s Trib HSSN state softball rankings.

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Serra Catholic’s Owen Dumbroski celebrates after scoring a run against Greensburg Central Catholic on May 4.
Trib HSSN State Baseball Rankings for May 10, 2023
The top seat turned out to be the hot seat as all but one of the top-ranked teams slipped in this week’s Trib HSSN baseball state rankings.

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Fox Chapel’s Dominic Cassol celebrates after defeating Plum on Monday.
Final spot in WPIAL baseball playoff field up for grabs Thursday
May 10, 2023
The 2023 WPIAL baseball playoff field now has 79 teams in the six classifications that have clinched with one final Class 3A spot possible on the final day of the regular season Thursday.

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Armstrong pitcher Cameryn Sprankle celebrates with Emma Paul after getting an out against Latrobe on April 5.
WPIAL softball playoff field set with 75 teams
The WPIAL softball playoff field is set with 75 teams having clinched postseason berths.

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Mt. Pleasant’s Luke Nicotera delivers against Yough on April 25.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on May 10, 2023: A few playoff spots still hang in the balance
May 9, 2023
The 2023 WPIAL baseball playoff field is nearly set. The only section still undetermined is Section 4-3A.

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North Allegheny’s McKenna Rowlands can’t handle the throw as Norwin’s Bailey Snowberger steals second base behind her April 12.
WPIAL softball playoff clinchings through May 9, 2023
The WPIAL softball playoff field is nearly set with 74 teams having clinched and two more teams still alive into the final day of the regular season.

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Pine-Richland’s Owen Henne drives in a run against Seneca Valley on April 20.
WPIAL baseball playoff clinchings for May 9, 2023
The 2023 WPIAL baseball playoff field now has 75 teams in the six classifications that have clinched with two days left in the regular season.

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Yough’s Jack Sampson slides into third base against Greensburg Salem on May 9, 2023.
Yough’s experience comes through against Greensburg Salem to secure outright section title
Experience matters.

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Plum pitcher Colin Watson warms up before pitching against Franklin Regional on Thursday.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on May 9, 2023: 3-way battle to play out in Section 1-5A baseball
“And down the stretch they come.”

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Trib HSSN softball team of the week for May 8, 2023
In the two years prior to Dave Quinn taking over as softball head coach at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, the Chargers won a combined 10 games.

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Seneca Valley pitcher Lexie Hames delivers against Hempfield during their 2022 WPIAL Class 6A semifinal.
Trib HSSN softball player of the week for May 8, 2023
Seneca Valley sophomore Lexie Hames doesn’t have a driver’s license yet. She will seek her permit later this month.

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Franklin Regional’s Mackenzie Woehler makes a running catch against Kiski Area on April 21.
WPIAL softball playoff clinchings through May 8, 2023
The WPIAL softball playoff field is nearly set with two days left in the regular season.

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Montour’s Adam Weber takes a throw over West Allegheny’s Liam Scheider at second base on April 14.
WPIAL baseball playoff clinchings through May 8, 2023
The 2023 WPIAL baseball playoff field now has 72 teams in the six classifications that have clinched with three days left in the regular season.

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Fox Chapel’s Jeremy Haigh (3) celebrates with Matthew Zoschg after defeating Plum on Monday, May 8, 2023, at Fox Chapel High School.
Fox Chapel baseball defeats Plum, forces 3-way tie atop section standings
May 8, 2023
When half of a team’s starting lineup is underclassmen and its top two pitchers are sophomores, the future is bright.

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Chartiers Valley’s Owen Taylor celebrates his double against West Mifflin on Monday, May 1, 2023, at West Mifflin.
WPIAL baseball playoff clinchings, scenarios through May 7, 2023
May 7, 2023
The 2023 WPIAL baseball playoff field is taking shape in each of the six classifications with less than one week left in the regular season.

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Plum pitcher Colin Watson celebrates after defeating Franklin Regional on Thursday, May 4, 2023, at Plum.
Trib HSSN baseball player of the week for May 7, 2023
A Trib HSSN baseball player of the week can come in many shapes and sizes.

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West Mifflin pitcher Addie Hilligsberg delivers against Highlands on May 1, 2023 at West Mifflin.
WPIAL softball playoff clinchings, scenarios through May 7, 2023
The WPIAL softball playoff field is growing with each day of section action.

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Seton LaSalle’s Gavin Poe puts a shot on South Fayette’s Nick Westfall during their match on Tuesday, May 2, 2023, at South Fayette.
WPIAL boys volleyball playoff clinchings through May 7, 2023
The WPIAL boys volleyball regular season is winding down with one week left in the regular season.

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Mars’ Enzo Grieco celebrates with Cole Yoshioka and Jack Dunham after scoring during their game against Shaler on Wednesday, May 3, 2023, at Shaler.
WPIAL boys, girls lacrosse playoff clinchings through May 7, 2023
The WPIAL boys and girls lacrosse regular season is nearly complete.

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Plum’s Ian Wong steals second base next to Franklin Regional’s Luke Williams during their game Thursday.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for May 8, 2023: Section baseball races hit final stretch
As we enter the final week of the regular season in WPIAL baseball, most playoff spots have been filled.

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Mt. Lebanon coach Patt McCloskey and his Blue Devils are 9-5 this season.
Trib HSSN baseball team of the week for May 7, 2023
It wasn’t supposed to be this way for the defending champions.

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Clara Hartnett and her Mt. Lebanon teammates will play North Allegheny on Monday.
This week on Trib HSSN for week of May 8, 2023
Like sands through an hour glass, so go the final days of the regular season of the WPIAL spring sports season with playoff pairings shows straight ahead this week here on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Seneca Valley’s Evan Tomasic makes a running catch against Pine-Richland on April 20.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on May 6, 2023: Baseball teams set to play 2
May 6, 2023
“It’s a great day for a ball game; let’s play two.”

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North Hills catcher Liam Burns celebrates a strikeout against Moon on April 18.
WPIAL baseball playoff clinchings through May 5, 2023
The 2023 WPIAL baseball playoff field is taking shape in each of the six classifications with less than one week left in the regular season.

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Hempfield’s Maggie Howard celebrates after driving in a run with a double against Mt. Lebanon on March 29.
WPIAL softball playoff clinchings through May 5, 2023
The WPIAL softball playoff field is growing with each day of section action.

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Plum’s Caden Norcutt bats against Franklin Regional on Friday.
Plum sweeps Franklin Regional, sets up showdown for 1st place in section
May 5, 2023
While Plum was flying high Thursday after its dramatic come-from-behind victory over Franklin Regional, there was no truth to the rumor that its mode of transportation Friday for the rematch was a broomstick.

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Hempfield’s Riley Miller bats against Mt. Lebanon on Wednesday, March 29, 2023 at Hempfield.
Trib HSSN state softball rankings for May 5, 2023
Outside of the top classification, there were no changes in this week’s Trib HSSN state softball rankings.

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Serra Catholic’s Zach Karp pitches against Greensburg Central Catholic on Thursday, May 4, 2023.
Trib HSSN state baseball rankings for May 4, 2023
May Day! Despite the cold and wet weather that plagued the state this past week, there were a lot of changes to the weekly Trib HSSN baseball state rankings.

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Seneca Valley’s Brock White makes a leaping catch at the outfield wall against Pine-Richland on April 20.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on May 5, 2023: Long-awaited 6A baseball clashes on schedule
May 4, 2023
It has been tough to get on the field this week, but Friday actually has the sun returning to our lives.

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West Allegheny’s Derek Curry makes a running catch in right field against Montour on April 14.
WPIAL baseball playoff clinchings through May 4, 2023
The 2023 WPIAL baseball playoff field is taking shape in each of the six classifications.

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North Hills’ Miranda Groll hits against Penn Hills on April 12.
WPIAL softball playoff clinchings through May 4, 2023
The WPIAL softball playoff field is growing with each day of section action.

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Serra Catholic’s Owen Dumbroski celebrates after scoring a run against Greensburg Central Catholic on Thursday.
Serra Catholic baseball keeps rolling, downs Greensburg Central Catholic
Serra Catholic’s school colors are maroon and gold, but the Eagles baseball team continues to be back in Black.

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Serra Catholic’s Ethan Coddington turns a double play as Ligonier Valley’s Noah Lawson slides into second April 18.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on May 4, 2023: Baseball, softball teams finally get back on field
May 3, 2023
It took a while this season, but the always enjoyable game of “rescheduling our postponed contest” is kicking into full gear this week for district baseball and softball teams.

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North Allegheny’s Spencer Barnett fist bumps Nico Varlotta after defeating Seneca Valley on April 27.
Trib 10: Baseball power rankings shaken up despite poor week of weather
Sometimes, building the Trib 10 rankings puzzle is like pulling teeth, while other times, the pieces all fall into place.

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What to watch for in WPIAL sports on May 3, 2023: Tennis playoffs try to dodge raindrops
May 2, 2023
Once again, the weather is not playing nice. While nicer days are coming later this week, Wednesday’s forecast is cold and wet again.

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What to watch for in WPIAL sports on May 2, 2023: 1st place on the line in boys volleyball
May 1, 2023
While there are plenty of WPIAL baseball and softball games Tuesday that would be great to discuss, unless schools have a dome or a good snow plow, those games will likely be bumped back until later in the week when we are scheduled to have … get this, May-like weather.

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Serra Catholic’s Caroline Malandra applies the tag to Greensburg Central Catholic’s Erica Rodriguez on Thursday, April 13, 2023.
Trib HSSN softball player of the week for May 1, 2023
Serra Catholic senior Caroline Malandra is a third baseman by trade, but she has had the itch to pitch an inning or two of high school softball before her scholastic career ends.

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West Mifflin pitcher Addie Hilligsberg delivers against Highlands on Monday.
Trib HSSN softball team of the week for May 1, 2023
The West Mifflin softball program knows about success.

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Chartiers Valley’s Justin Ferrari celebrates his go-ahead home run during the eighth inning against West Mifflin on Monday, May 1, 2023, at West Mifflin.
Justin Ferrari’s homer drives Chartiers Valley past West Mifflin
On a less-than-ideal weather day, Chartiers Valley jumped in its Ferrari and cruised to at least a share of the section title.

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North Allegheny’s Andrew Hart celebrates as he scores a run against Seneca Valley on Thursday, April 27, 2023, in Jackson.
Trib HSSN baseball player of the week for April 30, 2023
April 30, 2023
The week before, North Allegheny senior Andrew Hart was passed up for a start in a Section 1-6A series sweep of Allderdice.

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Anthony Mengine (14) and his Pine-Richland teammates will face rival North Allegheny on Monday and Thursday this week.
This week on Trib HSSN for week of May 1, 2023
If Mother Nature turns the hose off, we will have key district baseball and softball to kick off a busy month on the diamonds this week here on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Penn-Trafford senior Jackson Kerrigan (14) rushes past a Baldwin defender April 17, 2023 during a boys’ lacrosse match.
WPIAL boys, girls lacrosse playoff clinchings through April 30, 2023
The WPIAL boys and girls lacrosse regular season is about to enter the final week of section play.

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Latrobe’s Sam Kiesel (11) celebrates a kill with Ruben Rojas during their match against Hempfield on Thursday, March 30, 2023 at Greater Latrobe High School.
WPIAL boys volleyball playoff clinchings through April 30, 2023
The WPIAL boys volleyball regular season is winding down with two weeks left in the regular season.

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Chartiers Valley’s Joseph Vanzin pitches against Thomas Jefferson on Tuesday, April 11, 2023.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for May 1, 2023: Chartiers Valley, West Mifflin to play for title
May Day! May Day!

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Franklin Regional’s Carli Ramchandran’s throw beats Latrobe’s Sydney DeGram Wednesday, April 26, 2023, at Franklin Regional High School.
WPIAL softball playoff clinchings through April 30, 2023
The WPIAL softball playoff field is growing with each day of section action.

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Trib HSSN baseball team of the week for April 30, 2023
Five years ago, the South Side baseball team made it to the WPIAL semifinals, and after qualifying for the PIAA playoffs, won three games to reach the state championship game.

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Seneca Valley’s Brock White holds up the ball after making a leaping catch at the outfield wall against Pine-Richland on Thursday, April 20, 2023, in Pine.
WPIAL baseball playoff clinchings through April 30, 2023
The 2023 WPIAL baseball playoff field is starting to take shape in each of the six classifications.

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Armstrong’s Jessie Pugh celebrates her double next to Latrobe’s Lauren Weatherton on April 5.
Trib HSSN State Softball Rankings for April 27, 2023
April 28, 2023
Unlike baseball, there was very little movement this week in the Trib HSSN state softball rankings.

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North Allegheny’s Andrew Hart celebrates with David Posey after scoring against Seneca Valley on Thursday.
Trib HSSN State Baseball Rankings for April 27, 2023
Changes were plentiful in this week’s Trib HSSN baseball state rankings as the month of April concludes and the regular season is winding down.

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North Allegheny pitcher Andrew Hart delivers against Seneca Valley on Thursday, April 27, 2023, in Jackson.
North Allegheny shows Hart in pivotal win over Seneca Valley
April 27, 2023
In a four-team jam-up at the top of Section 1-6A baseball, North Allegheny enters the final week of section play in first place after the Tiger proved Thursday they have a lot of Hart.

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North Allegheny’s J.D. Costanzo rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run against Norwin on March 30.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on April 27, 2023: Pivotal game could shape 6A standings
April 26, 2023
Will there be a clear leader heading into the final week of WPIAL baseball play in Section 1-6A or will there be a big-time logjam and a four-way tie for the top spot?

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Seneca Valley’s Evan Tomasic makes a running catch against Pine-Richland on Thursday.
Trib 10: Slight shift in baseball, softball power rankings
There was little movement in the latest Trib 10 rankings. You can call it shifting; there was only one team out and one school in.

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Hempfield’s Riley Miller rounds the bases after hitting a home run against Mt. Lebanon on March 29.
WPIAL softball playoff clinchings through April 26, 2023
The WPIAL softball playoff field is growing with each day of section action.

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WPIAL doubles champions Adam Memije and Zidaan Hassan of Gateway and Liam Pederson and Brendon Hallisey of Chartiers Valley
Favorites from Gateway, underdogs from Chartiers Valley claim WPIAL doubles titles
Super sophomores Adam Memije and Zidaan Hassan of Gateway met little resistance on the first day of the 2023 WPIAL boys doubles championships as the top seeds rolled to three convincing wins, losing only two games in reaching the Class 3A finals.

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Norwin’s Madie Kessler (left) celebrates with Bailey Snowberger after Snowberger scored on a wild pitch against Hempfield on April 17.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on April 26, 2023: Top seed could be on the line in 6A softball
April 25, 2023
Norwin (10-1, 12-2) has five Section 1-6A games left while defending champion Seneca Valley (9-1, 10-1) has six remaining entering a busy day of WPIAL softball.

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North Allegheny’s Spencer Barnett celebrates with Augie Maslo after picking off a Norwin baserunner March 30.
WPIAL baseball playoff clinchings through April 25, 2023
The 2023 WPIAL baseball playoff field is starting to take shape in each of the six classifications.

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Shaler’s Colby McGuire turns a double play over North Hills’ Jack Carey during their game on Tuesday, April 25, 2023, in Ross.
Shaler puts best foot forward in section sweep of North Hills
Heading into this week’s Section 3-5A series showdown between neighbors Shaler and North Hills who were tied for first place with 5-1 records, there appeared to be little separating these two recent district champions.

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What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Tuesday, April 25, 2023: 4-way section title battle heats up in 2A softball
One of the best races for a WPIAL softball section championship continues to be in Section 3-2A, where the top four teams have been bunched together since the section opener.

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Neshannock pitcher Addyson Frye delivers against Frazier during the 2022 WPIAL Class 2A championship game.
Trib HSSN softball team of the week for April 24, 2023
April 24, 2023
Neshannock knows what it’s like to be perfect on the softball diamond.

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Elizabeth Forward pitcher Shelby Telegdy delivers against Yough last season.
Trib HSSN softball player of the week for April 24, 2023
In her two and a half years of playing high school softball, Elizabeth Forward junior Shelby Telegdy has accomplished a lot, both in the pitcher’s circle and at the plate.

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Laurel Highlands’ Frank Kula is a member of the 2023 baseball team.
Trib HSSN baseball player of the week for April 23, 2023
April 23, 2023
These are the best of times for Laurel Highlands senior athletes.

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Pine-Richland’s Peyton Ford celebrates his double against Seneca Valley on Thursday, April 20, 2023, in Pine.
Trib HSSN baseball team of the week for April 23, 2023
Kurt Wolfe knows something about championship teams.

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West Allegheny’s Mason Gass scores past Montour catcher Brock Janeda during the first innng on Friday, April 14, 2023, at Donaldson Park.
This week on Trib HSSN for week of April 24, 2023
The TribLive High School Sports Network concludes the month of April with plenty of WPIAL baseball, softball and boys and girls lacrosse this week.

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North Hills pitcher C.J. Leuch celebrates a strikeout against Moon on Tuesday, April 18, 2023, at Moon.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for April 24, 2023: North Hills, Shaler to face off in Section 3
The final week of April means section play in WPIAL baseball and softball is winding down.

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Chartiers Valley’s Taylor Walsh is a sophomore on the 2023 softball team.
Sophomore Taylor Walsh helps guide Chartiers Valley softball to 9-1 start
The Chartiers Valley softball team is loaded with talented upperclassmen, including seniors Zoe and Callie Mangan, Madison Crump, Rylee Prosperi and Mackenzie Manga, along with juniors Marta Gualazzi and Kylie DeSalle.

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Chartiers Valley baseball players warm up before a game April 11 at Thomas Jefferson.
Warm-up routine key part of game for Chartiers Valley baseball
If you are a high school baseball fan that shows up right at game time, then you miss the pregame performance every team at nearly every level goes through.

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Armstrong pitcher Cameryn Sprankle delivers against Latrobe on Wednesday, April 5, 2023, in Kittanning.
Trib HSSN state softball rankings for April 20, 2023
April 20, 2023
Two classifications went unchanged; however, the other four had plenty of movement in this week edition of the Trib HSSN state softball rankings.

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Serra Catholic’s Owen Dumbroski pitches against Ligonier Valley on Tuesday, April 18, 2023.
Trib HSSN baseball state rankings for April 20, 2023
It’s been a tough week for the elite across the state as nine teams ranked in last week’s Trib HSSN baseball state rankings have been bounced this week.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Tyler Smith slides into third base with a triple against Upper St. Clair during the sixth inning of the 2022 WPIAL Class 6A championship game.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on April 20, 2023: Mt. Lebanon, Norwin to settle things
It has been a rough spring for the defending WPIAL Class 6A baseball champions.

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Shaler pitcher Bethany Rodman celebrates a strikeout against Highlands last season.
Trib 10: New teams take top spots in baseball, softball power rankings
April 19, 2023
The teams ranked in the latest Trib 10 have proven they can win in the warmth of last week and the chill of this week.

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North Allegheny’s Meghan McDonough gets a running hit against Norwin on April 12.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on April 19, 2023: Top 4 teams in 6A softball in action
April 18, 2023
Wednesday begins the second half of section play in WPIAL Class 6A softball.

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Serra Catholic pitcher Zach Karp delivers against Neshannock during the WPIAL Class 2A championship game last season.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on April 18, 2023: Serra Catholic coach looks to add to win total
April 17, 2023
The winningest baseball coach in WPIAL history is Dan Oliastro with 679 victories.

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Trib HSSN Softball Team of the Week for April 17, 2023
While pitching in high school softball might not be a dominant as it once was before the rubber was moved back, it’s still an integral part of success on the diamond.

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Trib HSSN Softball Player of the Week for April 17, 2023
Not all home runs can be measured the same way, and we’re not talking about distance here.

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Hempfield’s Jack Kurdziel pitches to Canon-McMillan’s Ben Peterson on Monday, April 17, 2023 at Wild Things Park in Washington.
Hempfield fends off fierce Canon-McMillan rally to win battle for 1st place
There was no sun, no blue skies, no comfortable temperatures in the area Monday. The weather was wet, windy and raw with the mercury barely cracking 40 degrees.

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Hempfield’s Dylan Firmstone steals second base next to Baldwin’s Dylan Lacher during their game on Monday, April 10, 2023, at Hempfield.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for April 17, 2023: Top teams in Class 6A baseball in action
April 16, 2023
For the first time in over a week, weather is a concern for outdoor spring sports Monday.

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The Canon-McMillan baseball team talks after Thursday’s 8-1 win over Norwin.
Trib HSSN baseball team of the week for April 16, 2023
Always a bridesmaid, now finally a bride.

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Trib HSSN baseball player of the week for April 16, 2023
While most rivalries are built on geography, some are born from multiple postseason clashes.

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Hempfield takes on Canon-McMillan in baseball Monday afternoon on Trib HSSN.
This week on Trib HSSN for week of April 17, 2023
As the calendar heads into the second half of April, WPIAL baseball and softball hit the midway point of section play on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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West Mifflin’s Addison Hilligsberg threw a five-hit shutout against McKeesport on Friday, April 14, 2023.
West Mifflin celebrates win over McKeesport, another shutout for Addison Hilligsberg
April 14, 2023
Friday was West Mifflin softball coach Erik Hilligsberg’s birthday.

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What to watch for in WPIAL sports on April 14, 2023: Undefeated Montour faces test
April 13, 2023
There are seven undefeated teams in WPIAL softball, and all but one are alone in first place in their section.

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Avonworth’s Sydney Savatt scores behind Deer Lakes catcher Tia Germanich in the first inning during the WPIAL 3A softball championship game June 1, 2022.
Trib HSSN State Softball Rankings for April 13, 2023
The winds of change were blowing in Class 4A this past week as three teams from the inaugural Trib HSSN state softball rankings last week dropped out of the Top 5.

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West Mifflin third baseman Bert Kovalsky tags out Somerset’s Robert James during their PIAA Class 4A first-round playoff game June 6, 2022.
Trib HSSN Baseball State Rankings for April 13, 2023
Much like the weather this past week, it was smooth sailing for most of the teams in the first edition of the Trib HSSN baseball state rankings from last week.

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What to watch for in WPIAL sports on April 13, 2023: Western Beaver softball continues breakout season
In its first two years playing Class 5A softball, Western Beaver, which co-ops with Lincoln Park, had a combined record of 0-19 in section play and 2-22 overall.

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Avonworth pitcher Alivia Lantzy throws against Deer Lakes in the 2022 WPIAL Class 3A softball championship game.
Trib 10: New team moves into top spot in softball power rankings
There was some shuffling of the deck this past week, but not a lot of turnover in the latest baseball and softball weekly Trib 10.

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Hempfield’s Peyton Heisler celebrates after driving in a run with a double against Mt. Lebanon on Wednesday, March 29, 2023 at Hempfield.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on April 12, 2023: Class 6A softball powers to meet
April 12, 2023
The top four teams in WPIAL Class 6A softball square off Wednesday.

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Chartiers Valley’s Justin Ferrari reacts after hitting a double against Thomas Jefferson on Tuesday, April 11, 2023.
No. 9 hitter sparks 7th inning rally, leads Chartiers Valley past Thomas Jefferson
April 11, 2023
The last shall be first.

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Highlands’ Luke Bombalski scores behind Knoch catcher Cody Fike in the first inning April 4.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on April 11, 2023: Teams look for daylight in tight section race
April 10, 2023
Call it the even-steven section.

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Trib HSSN softball team of the week for April 9, 2023
In Trey Tilghman’s first year as head coach of the Charleroi softball team in 2014, the Cougars captured a section championship.

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Trib HSSN softball player of the week for April 9, 2023
Western Beaver junior outfielder Shaylyn Shall knows a little bit about change.

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West Mifflin pitcher Zane Griffaton delivers against Somerset during their PIAA Class 4A first round state playoff game on Monday, June 6, 2022, at West Mifflin High School.
Trib HSSN baseball player of the week for April 9, 2023
April 9, 2023
As a sophomore last year, Zane Griffaton batted .317 with two home runs and 17 RBIs for West Mifflin.

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Trib HSSN baseball team of the week for April 9, 2023
The Mars baseball program has proven itself as a perennial contender in WPIAL Class 5A.

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Central Catholic pitcher James Hensell delivers against Hempfield on Monday, April 3, 2023, at No Offseason in West Deer.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on April 10, 2023: Mt. Lebanon-Central Catholic begin 3-game series
Easter Monday has most WPIAL baseball and softball teams enjoying the day off. However, there is some action to begin the new week.

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North Allegheny catcher Ian Zahorchak talks with pitcher J.D. Costanzo during their game against Norwin on Thursday, March 30, 2023, at Norwin High School.
Trib HSSN broadcasts for week of April 10-15, 2023
No need to hunt for eggs and treats this week as The Network goes full boat spring sports post-Easter holiday on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Neshannock’s Gabby Quinn celebrates her two-run home run against Conwell-Egan during the 2022 PIAA Class 2A championship game.
Trib HSSN State Softball Rankings for April 6, 2023
April 6, 2023
Two weeks into the 2023 season, let’s look back at the end of the 2022 softball season.

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Montour’s Nick Walker rounds the bases on a three-run triple against Quaker Valley last season.
Trib HSSN State Baseball Rankings for April 6, 2023
Before we debut the first Trib HSSN baseball state ranking for the 2023 campaign, we give you a little history lesson of the 2022 PIAA champions.

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What to watch for in WPIAL sports on April 6, 2023: Volleyball teams clash with 1st place on line
April 5, 2023
There might be storms brewing in the area Thursday, but they won’t wash away a busy schedule of WPIAL boys volleyball.

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Montour’s Brock Janeda celebrates after tagging out Quaker Valley’s Nick Allen at second base last season.
Trib 10: Montour, Seneca Valley top 1st edition of spring power rankings
Nearly two weeks into the 2023 WPIAL baseball and softball seasons, it’s time to see who is feeling the power on the diamonds early this spring.

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South Fayette’s Maddie Webber is introduced before the PIAA Class 5A state championship game against Archbishop Wood on Saturday, March 25, 2023 at Giant Center in Hershey.
South Fayette’s Maddie Webber named 2023 TribLive HSSN Girls Basketball Player of the Year
2023 Girls Basketball Player of the Year

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Seneca Valley starting pitcher Lexie Hames throws against North Allegheny in the 2022 WPIAL 6A softball championship game.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on April 5, 2023: WPIAL softball finalists to meet again
April 4, 2023
Last year, they met three times on the softball diamond, twice in the regular season and one more time in the WPIAL 6A championship game.

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Bethel Park players celebrate Coby Goelz’s home run against Upper St. Clair on Tuesday, April 4, 2-23.
Bethel Park sweeps Upper St. Clair on walk-off wild pitch
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.

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Upper St. Clair’s Tim Speer drives in the winning run with a two-run RBI single against Hempfield last season.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on April 4, 2023: South Hills rivals to square off in 6A baseball
What a great day for a ballgame, let’s play two — or at least the second game of the home-and-home section series in WPIAL baseball.

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Trib HSSN High School Softball Team of the Week for April 3, 2023
Twenty-five years ago, the Carmichaels softball team enjoyed one of the best seasons in district history when it won both the 1998 WPIAL and PIAA Class A championships.

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Trib HSSN High School Softball Player of the Week for April 3, 2023
April 3, 2023
Two years ago, Olivia Zimmerman, then a freshman, helped the Indiana softball team reach the WPIAL playoffs.

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Coach Brian Junker and the Shaler baseball team are off to a 4-1 start.
Trib HSSN baseball team of the week for April 2, 2023
April 2, 2023
Brian Junker knows what a championship baseball team looks like after leading Shaler to WPIAL Class 5A gold in 2019.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Tyler Smith (left) celebrates with David Shields during the WPIAL Class 6A title game last year at Wild Things Park. The Blue Devils return to the scene of their WPIAL championship Monday to open section play.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for April 3, 2023: Baseball champs to open section play
While many teams in the lower classifications began section play last week, most WPIAL baseball teams will start their section schedule Monday.

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Trib HSSN baseball player of the week for April 2, 2023
Some young district pitchers don’t mind pitching in the early season chill known as March baseball. They feel it gives them an edge over the hitters.

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This week on Trib HSSN for week of April 3, 2023
Before we turn the house and or yard over looking for Easter eggs, we have a couple more days of spring scholastic sports to take us to the holiday this week here on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Upper St. Clair’s Rylee Kalocay drives past Mt. Lebanon’s Quinn Murdoch during their WPIAL Class 6A semifinal on Monday, Feb. 27, 2023, at Bethel Park.
Trib HSSN Head of the Class: Best of WPIAL girls basketball 2022-23
April 1, 2023
There were a lot of players and coaches who put in plenty of time on the basketball court this season to be the best they could be.

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What to watch for in WPIAL sports on April 1, 2023: A few softball teams set to hit diamond
March 31, 2023
Foul weather in Western Pa. is a bonus for those softball teams that planned some business trips down south.

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Central Catholic’s Dante DePante celebrates after hitting a 3-pointer against State College during a PIAA Class 6A second-round playoff game March 15.
Trib HSSN Head of the Class: Best of WPIAL boys basketball 2022-23
There were a lot of players and coaches who put in plenty of time on the basketball court this season to be the best that they could be.

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Burrell’s Braelyn Jones scores against Freeport last season.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on March 31, 2023: Burrell softball staying busy
March 30, 2023
The final day of March may bring limited action around the district diamonds due to a wet forecast.

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What to watch for in WPIAL sports on March 30, 2023: Softball section schedules ramp up
March 29, 2023
There are 21 WPIAL softball section games slated for Thursday as teams continue or begin their section schedule in Sections 2 and 3 in Class 4A, Sections 1 and 3 in Class 2A and Sections 1, 2 and 3 in Class A.

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Lincoln Park’s Meleek Thomas drives past Neumann-Goretti’s Khaafiq Myers during the PIAA Class 4A state championship game March 23 at Giant Center in Hershey.
Trib 10: State champs take top spots in season’s final power rankings
The WPIAL sent seven teams to Hershey to play for a PIAA basketball championship, and three came home with gold.

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Baldwin’s Grace Schumacher is mobbed by teammates after hitting a home run during their WPIAL Class 6A first-round playoff game against Norwin last season.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on March 29, 2023: 6A softball schools look for spark
March 28, 2023
There are only nine teams in WPIAL 6A softball this season and after nearly one week of the 2023 campaign, nearly half of them are still looking for their first victory of the season.

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Lincoln Park senior DeAndre Moye carries the state championship trophy to fans after defeating Neumann-Goretti in the PIAA Class 4A final Thursday at Giant Center in Hershey.
Trib HSSN Boys Basketball State Rankings for March 28, 2023
There are 12 districts in the PIAA, and three of them shared the pot of gold when it came to boys basketball championships in 2023.

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Imani Christian’s Markus Williams celebrates with coach Omar Foster next to Alier Maluk during the PIAA Class A state championship game Thursday at Giant Center in Hershey.
Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Team of the Week for March 28, 2023
Imani Christian boys basketball coach Omar Foster thought his team’s journey this season got off to a rocky start.

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North Allegheny’s Nico Sfeir hits between Seneca Valley’s Coleman McDonough (10) and Grant Hoover in the Class 3A boys WPIAL volleyball championship game last season.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on March 28, 2023: Section hopefuls to collide on volleyball court
March 27, 2023
Section play continues in one WPIAL Class 3A boys volleyball section and begins in a pair of 2A sections Tuesday.

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Union’s Kylie Fruehstorfer watches as teammates receive gold medals after the PIAA Class A championship game Friday at Giant Center in Hershey.
Trib HSSN Girls Basketball State Rankings for March 27, 2023
For the third straight year, District 12 has proven to be the epicenter of PIAA girls basketball.

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Lincoln Park’s Brandin Cummings celebrates after defeating Neumann-Goretti in the PIAA Class 4A state championship game Thursday at Giant Center in Hershey.
Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Player of the Week for March 27, 2023
Some young athletes watch TV to see their sports heroes in action.

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Hempfield’s Mia Bandieramonte celebrates as she rounds the bases after hitting a home run against Norwin during a WPIAL Class 6A quarterfinal on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at Penn-Trafford High School.
This week on Trib HSSN for week of March 26, 2023: Spring sports kick into high gear
March 26, 2023
The final week of March gives us a taste of spring, spring sports that is, with action from the field, the court and the diamond this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Union’s Kelly Cleaver scores against Lourdes’ Paityn Moyer during the PIAA Class A state championship game on Friday, March 24, 2023 at Giant Center in Hershey.
Trib HSSN girls basketball player of the week for March 26, 2023
In Game 5 of the NBA Finals 26 years ago, Michael Jordan helped Chicago beat Utah despite playing with the flu that had him dehydrated and exhausted. Jordan ended up with 38 points.

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What to watch for in WPIAL sports for March 27, 2023: Baseball, softball section play begins
It seems appropriate that on the first day of section play in several WPIAL baseball sections, rain is in the forecast Monday.

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Chartiers Valley girls swim team takes big step forward with 1st section title
Some history was made by the Chartiers Valley swimmers this winter.

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Chartiers Valley’s Jayden Davis drives to the basket against Mars’ Remi Black during their game on Jan. 13.
Chartiers Valley basketball teams focus on highlights after seasons end early
The Chartiers Valley boys and girls basketball teams each enjoyed some highs during the 2022-23 season.

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The South Fayette girls basketball team celebrates after defeating Oakland Catholic in the WPIAL Class 4A championship game on Saturday, March 4, 2023, at Petersen Events Center.
PIAA Class 5A girls basketball championship breakdown: South Fayette vs. Archbishop Wood
March 24, 2023
PIAA Class 5A girls basketball championship

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Aliquippa’s DeMarkus Walker shoots a 3-pointer against Bishop Canevin during their PIAA Class 2A state quarterfinal on Saturday.
PIAA Class 2A boys basketball championship breakdown: Aliquippa vs. Lancaster Mennonite
March 23, 2023
Aliquippa vs. Lancaster Mennonite

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Union’s Kelly Cleaver works against Berlin Brothersvalley’s Taylor Hillegass during their PIAA Class A semifinal Tuesday.
Trib HSSN Girls Basketball State Rankings for March 22, 2023
March 22, 2023
The Road to Hershey is complete with 12 teams from across the state headed to the Giant Center this weekend to play for a PIAA championship.

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Aliquippa’s Cameron Lindsey works against Bishop Canevin’s Shea Champine during the PIAA Class 2A quarterfinals Saturday.
Trib HSSN Boys Basketball State Rankings for March 22, 2023
The PIAA boys basketball championship games are set. Six title games will be played over three days in Hershey.

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South Fayette’s Maddie Webber scores past Oakland Catholic’s Rachel Haver during the WPIAL Class 5A championship game March 4.
Trib 10: 7 WPIAL teams headed to Hershey featured in power rankings
The WPIAL will be sending seven teams to Hershey to play for a PIAA basketball championship this weekend.

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Imani Christian’s RJ Sledge drives into Union’s Kaden Fisher during their PIAA Class A state semifinal Monday.
PIAA Class A boys basketball championship breakdown: Imani Christian vs. Berlin Brothersvalley
Imani Christian vs. Berlin Brothersvalley

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Lincoln Park’s Meleek Thomas shoots a 3-pointer over Laurel Highlands’ Antwan Black during their PIAA Class 4A state quarterfinal Friday.
PIAA Class 4A boys basketball championship breakdown: Lincoln Park vs. Neumann-Goretti
Lincoln Park vs. Neumann-Goretti

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What to watch for in WPIAL sports on March 22, 2023: Recent WPIAL champs meet on diamond
March 21, 2023
A pair of recent WPIAL baseball champions collide in one of 23 WPIAL nonsection baseball games set for Wednesday.

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South Fayette’s Maddie Webber shoots a free throw during a PIAA Class 4A semifinal game Tuesday, March 21, 2023.
South Fayette fends off Oakland Catholic again to reach PIAA championship game
When South Fayette and Oakland Catholic battled for the WPIAL girls basketball Class 5A crown, the Lions left little doubt about who was champion with a 15-point victory.

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Oakland Catholic’s Alexa Washington shoots a 3-pointer against McKeesport during their PIAA Class 5A state quarterfinal on Saturday at Peters Township.
Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Player of the Week for March 20, 2023
The Road to Hershey is supposed to be difficult.

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Aliquippa’s DJ Walker scores against Bishop Canevin during their PIAA Class 2A state quarterfinal on Saturday at Peters Township.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on March 21, 2023: Aliquippa to play for spot in state finals
March 20, 2023
While spring has sprung, Tuesday will be another big day of winter sports semifinals and championship action.

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Lincoln Park’s Meleek Thomas shoots a free throw against Uniontown in the PIAA Class 4A semifinals Monday, March 20, 2023.
Lincoln Park finishes WPIAL gauntlet, beats Uniontown to reach state finals
Lincoln Park defeated Uniontown in the PIAA 4A semifinals Tuesday, 85-64, before a standing-room crown only at Charleroi to complete the third stage of district dominance.

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Norwin’s Bailey Snowberger drives up the sideline on North Allegheny’s Cam Phillips during PIAA Class 6A girls quarterfinals March 17, 2023, at Fox Chapel Area High School.
What to watch for in high school sports for March 20, 2023: Trips to Hershey up for grabs
March 19, 2023
After not even playing in the district championship games this winter, three WPIAL girls basketball teams can punch their ticket to the state finals with a win Monday.

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Laurel Highlands’ Antwan Black defends on Uniontown’s Bakari Wallace Friday, Feb. 10, 2023 at Uniontown High School.
Trib HSSN boys basketball team of the week for March 19, 2023
While Rodney Gallagher and the Laurel Highlands boys basketball team has brought the basketball spotlight back to Fayette County with two WPIAL championships in the last four years, they had to share center stage in the county and in Class 4A with Uniontown this season.

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Deer Lakes’ Bryce Robson celebrates scoring an and-one against Neshannock’s in the fourth quarter during the PIAA Class 3A boys quarterfinals March 18, 2023, at North Allegheny High School.
Trib HSSN boys basketball player of the week for March 19, 2023
Bryce Robson used to spend a lot of his time in the summer on the baseball field.

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Peters Twp.’s Austin Malley celebrates his goal against North Allegheny with Porter Erb (left) and Ben Kovac during their PIHL Class 3A semifinal on Monday, March 13, 2023, at RMU.
PIHL Penguins Cup finals preview: 4 teams to be crowned champions
A year ago, the PIHL Penguins Cup was raised by Peters Township in 3A, Thomas Jefferson in 2A and Norwin in A, and Neshannock won the Division II championship.

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Kiski defenseman Tanner Kowalkowski (33) tracks down a loose puck during a PIHL Class A Penguins Cup semifinal at the Robert Morris University Island Sports Complex on Wednesday, March 15, 2023.
This week on Trib HSSN for week of March 20, 2023
A busy week wraps up the winter sports season with hockey and state basketball gold to be captured, plus a little dash of spring sports this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Oakland Catholic’s Raygen Hintemeyer celebrates after defeating McKeesport in overtime, 60-59, in their PIAA Class 5A state quarterfinal on Saturday, March 18, 2023, at Peters Twp.
Times, sites set for Tuesday’s PIAA basketball semifinals
The PIAA basketball semifinals conclude Tuesday featuring games for Class 6A, 3A and 2A boys, along with 5A, 4A and A girls.

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Norwin’s Kendall Berger and Lauren Palangio defends on North Allegheny’s Jasmine Timmerson during PIAA Class 6A quarterfinals Friday at Fox Chapel.
PIAA sets sites, times for Monday’s basketball semifinals
March 18, 2023
The PIAA basketball playoffs hit the final four with semifinals games Monday featuring Class 5A, 4A and A boys along with 6A, 3A and 2A girls fourth-round games.

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Union’s Mark Stanley scores against Eden Christian during the sixth inning of the WPIAL Class A championship game on June 1, 2022, at Wild Things Park.
2023 WPIAL Class A baseball preseason breakdown
It’s a realignment year in WPIAL baseball and once again, the higher classifications have taken a hit.

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New Castle’s Jonathan Anderson (12) scores during a PIAA playoff game against Erie on Saturday, March 11, 2023, at New Castle High School.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on March 18, 2023: New Castle, Reading to meet for 1st time in state playoffs
March 17, 2023
Two state boys basketball powers will collide for the first time in the PIAA postseason Saturday afternoon when New Castle takes on District 3 champion Reading.

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Serra Catholic’s Zach Karp (16) and Joe DeMoss celebrate after defeating Neshannock, 8-2, in the WPIAL Class 2A championship game on May 31, 2022, at Wild Things Park.
2023 WPIAL Class 2A baseball preseason breakdown
It’s a realignment year in WPIAL baseball and, once again, the higher classifications have taken a hit.

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Penn Hills’ Noah Barren scores past Peters Twp.’s Jake Ziegler during the WPIAL Class 5A championship game on Thursday, March 2, 2023, at Petersen Events Center.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on March 17, 2023: Penn Hills to meet Cathedral Prep
Cathedral Prep once owned the WPIAL and City League in the PIAA boys basketball playoffs.

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The South Fayette girls basketball team celebrates after defeating Oakland Catholic in the WPIAL Class 4A championship game on March 4 at Petersen Events Center.
Trib HSSN Girls Basketball State Rankings for March 16, 2023
March 16, 2023
Like sand through an hourglass, so go some of the top teams in the state to a season-ending loss on the Road to Hershey.

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Lincoln Park’s Brandin Cummings celebrates after hitting a 3-pointer against Highlands during a PIAA second-round playoff game Tuesday at North Allegheny.
Trib HSSN Boys Basketball State Rankings for March 16, 2023
The PIAA boys basketball playoffs are two rounds old now and the dominoes are starting to fall for teams the Trib HSSN boys basketball state rankings.

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Neshannock pitcher Grant Melder delivers against Everett during the PIAA Class 2A state championship game last season.
2023 WPIAL Class 3A baseball preseason breakdown
It’s a realignment year in WPIAL baseball and once again, the higher classifications have taken a hit.

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A.J. Schaaf and the Deer Lakes hockey team compete against Wilmington on Oct. 3, 2022, at Alpha Ice Complex.
What to watch for in Western Pennsylvania high school sports on March 16, 2023: PIHL semifinals wrap up
Neshannock won the 2022 PIHL Division 2 championship by edging Bishop Canevin in the finals, 2-1.

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Laurel Highlands’ Keondre DeShields scores against Hampton during their PIAA Class 4A second round state playoff on Tuesday, March 14, 2023, at Norwin.
Trib 10: First 2 rounds of state playoffs shake up power rankings
The first two rounds of the PIAA basketball playoffs have forced a couple of changes in both the boys and girls power rankings.

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Penn Hills’ Julian Dugger (2) celebrates with Daemar Kelly after scoring against Peters Township during the WPIAL Class 5A championship game March 2 at Petersen Events Center.
PIAA sets sites, times for Friday basketball quarterfinals
March 15, 2023
The PIAA basketball playoffs hits the midway point with the quarterfinals on Friday featuring Class 5A, 4A and A boys along with 6A, 3A and 2A girls third-round games.

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West Mifflin pitcher Zane Griffaton works against Somerset during a PIAA Class 4A first-round state playoff game June 6, 2022, at West Mifflin High School.
2023 WPIAL Class 4A baseball preseason breakdown
It’s a realignment year in WPIAL baseball and once again, the higher classifications have taken a hit.

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Central Catholic’s Randy Wilkerson celebrates after scoring against New Castle during the WPIAL Class 6A championship game March 4 at Petersen Events Center.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on March 15, 2023: Central Catholic to face stern test from State College
The Road to Hershey continues Wednesday with more PIAA second-round basketball action.

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South Fayette pitcher Tyler Pitzer delivers against Franklin Regional during their WPIAL Class 5A first round playoff game on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at Burkett Park.
2023 WPIAL Class 5A baseball preseason breakdown
March 14, 2023
It’s a realignment year in WPIAL baseball and, once again, the higher classifications have taken a hit.

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North Allegheny’s Caroline Henderson celebrates after hitting a 3-pointer during the WPIAL Class 3A championship game against Upper St. Clair on Friday, March 3, 2023, at Petersen Events Center.
What to watch for in high school sports for March 14, 2023: PIAA basketball second round tips off
March 13, 2023
The second round on the Road to Hershey tips off Tuesday.

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Jeannette’s Noah Sanders (2) drives down the lane between Northgate’s Stephen Goetz (10), Josh Williams (5) and Landon Lockett (1) during a WPIAL Class 2A playoff game Feb. 21, 2023.
Trib HSSN boys basketball player of the week for March 13, 2023
Northgate senior Stephen Goetz stayed home from school Monday with a little stomach virus.

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Knoch’s Nina Shaw crosses over on Highlands’ Katelyn Myers Monday, Jan. 23, 2023, at Knoch High School.
Trib HSSN girls basketball player of the week for March 13, 2023
Standing at 5-foot-4, senior Knoch girls basketball player Nina Shaw may be easy to overlook off the basketball court.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Tyler Smith slides into third base with a triple against Upper St. Clair during the sixth inning of WPIAL Class 6A championship game on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at Wild Things Park.
2023 WPIAL Class 6A baseball preseason breakdown
It’s a realignment year in WPIAL baseball and, once again, the higher classifications have taken a hit.

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Armstrong’s Wyatt Tutak (right) joins the celebration after a River Hawks goal against Hempfield during their PIHL Class AA quarterfinal on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, at Belmont Complex.
Defending champions to be challenged in PIHL Penguins Cup semifinals
March 12, 2023
A year ago, the PIHL Penguins Cup was raised by Peters Township in 3A, Thomas Jefferson in 2A, Norwin in A and Neshannock won the Division II championship.

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North Allegheny’s Connor Chi (43) celebrates his game-winning goal to beat Peters Township in the Penguins Cup 3A semifinal on Monday, April 12, 2021, at Robert Morris University Island Sports Center.
What to watch for in high school sports for March 13, 2023: Dominant PIHL teams to battle
A week of PIHL Penguins Cup Frozen Four high school hockey games begins Monday with the Class 3A semifinals.

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Penn-Trafford’s Lauren Marton blocks the shot of Shaler’s Mackenie Barr during WPIAL Class 5A first round action Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023, at Penn-Trafford High School.
Trib HSSN girls basketball team of the week for March 12, 2023
Nine days earlier, the Penn-Trafford girls basketball team had to win to keep their season alive, and they did, beating Hampton in the WPIAL seventh-place consolation game.

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Yough’s Ty Travillion (0) looks to pass the ball while beign guarded by Neshannock’s Matt Sopko (34) and Dave Kwiat (11) during a WPIAL Class 3A playoff game Feb. 23, 2023, at North Hills.
Trib HSSN boys basketball team of the week for March 12, 2023
Falling behind early on the road in a PIAA basketball playoff game is not a good recipe for success.

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The Fox Chapel hockey team, fresh off a dramatic win over Quaker Valley in the PIHL Class A quarterfinals, will face Norwin on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the semifinals.
Trib HSSN broadcast listings: Week of March 13, 2023
With spring sports season beginning this weekend, our focus remains on the winter sports postseason this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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New Castle’s Jonathan Anderson (bottom) corrals a loose ball during a PIAA playoff game against Erie on Saturday, March 11, 2023, at New Castle High School.
PIAA boys basketball playoffs continue in 2nd round for 23 WPIAL teams
There were 36 WPIAL boys basketball teams taking part in the 2023 PIAA playoffs, and after the first round on opening weekend, the field of District 7 representatives has been cut to 23 teams.

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Aquinas Academy’s Violet Johnson scores against Juniata Valley during their PIAA Class A first round state playoff game on Saturday, March 11, 2023, at Deer Lakes.
21 WPIAL teams learn sites, times for 2nd round of PIAA girls basketball playoffs
The WPIAL started with 37 girls basketball teams participating in the PIAA playoffs and after first-round play on opening weekend, the field of District 7 representatives has been sliced to 21 teams.

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New Castle’s Da’Juan Young (2) hauls in a rebound during a PIAA playoff game against Erie on Saturday, March 11, 2023, at New Castle High School.
Gritty New Castle stops Erie in PIAA 1st-round battle
March 11, 2023
New Castle leaned on past state playoff successes and a tough defense to eliminate District 10 champion Erie, 60-50, in a PIAA Class 6A first-round battle Saturday afternoon at the Ne-Ca High Fieldhouse.

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New Castle’s Isaiah Boice scores past Mt. Lebanon’s Lucas Garofoli during their WPIAL Class 6A semifinal Feb. 28.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on March 11, 2023: Heavyweights collide when New Castle meets Erie
Opening weekend on the Road to Hershey continues Saturday.

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Lincoln Park’s Meleek Thomas dunks past South Allegheny defenders during WPIAL Class 4A boys quarterfinal action Feb. 23 at Moon.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on March 10, 2023: Lincoln Park, other WPIAL champs set for PIAA openers
March 9, 2023
Welcome to the ribbon-cutting ceremony on the Road to Hershey.

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OLSH’s BJ Vaughn celebrates after hitting a 3-pointer during the WPIAL Class 3A championship game against Deer Lakes on March 3 at Petersen Events Center.
PIAA playoff factoids: WPIAL basketball teams embark on Road to Hershey
The 2023 PIAA boys and girls basketball playoffs tip off with first-round games Friday and Saturday.

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Greensburg Salem goaltender Tristan Gonzalez (31) smothers a wrist shot during the first period of an 8-3 loss to Franklin Regional on Dec. 29, 2022 at Alpha Ice Complex.
What to watch for in Western Pa. high school sports on March 9, 2023: PIHL seeds look to avoid upset bug
March 8, 2023
The third and final day of the high school hockey quarterfinals is Thursday with Class A and Division 2 playoffs taking center stage.

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Shenango’s Ashley DeCarbo watches time expire next to Freedom’s Jersey Melvin during the WPIAL Class 2A championship game March 2 at Petersen Events Center.
Trib HSSN Girls Basketball State Rankings for March 8, 2023
Two classes were unchanged and a total of six new teams replaced schools that fell in their district title game as we prepare to cut the ribbon on the Road to Hershey.

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Imani Christian’s Avery Wesley scores past Union’s Braylon Thomas during the WPIAL Class A championship game March 2.
Trib HSSN Boys Basketball State Rankings for March 8, 2023
There were eight changes in the Trib HSSN boys basketball state rankings following the 2023 district playoffs and right before the start of the PIAA hoops postseason.

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Lincoln Park’s Maleek Thomas drives past North Catholic’s Max Rottman during the WPIAL Class 4A championship game March 3 at Petersen Events Center.
Trib 10: WPIAL champs occupy top spots in power rankings headed into states
There has been a bit of a shuffling of the deck following the WPIAL district postseason on the brink of the PIAA state playoffs.

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North Catholic’s Ava Walker drives past Blackhawk’s Aubree Hupp during the WPIAL Class 4A championship game on Saturday at Petersen Events Center.
Trib HSSN girls basketball player of the week for March 7, 2023
March 7, 2023
Yes, North Catholic won a WPIAL girls basketball for a record 22nd time Saturday and indeed, the Trojanettes repeated as district champions; however, you’ll excuse junior Ava Walker for feeling like a champion for the first time.

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Central Catholic’s Dante DePante drives past New Castle’s Isaiah Boice during the WPIAL Class 6A championship game on Saturday, March 4, 2023, at Petersen Events Center.
Trib HSSN boys basketball player of the week for March 6, 2023
March 6, 2023
Central Catholic beating New Castle to win the WPIAL 6A boys basketball championship last week may have raised an eyebrow or two, but not to one of the Vikings.

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Norwin celebrates against McDowell in the second period during the PIHL Penguins Cup Class A championship Monday, March 21, 2022, at UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex.
What to watch for in high school sports for March 7, 2023: Norwin hockey set for rematch with McDowell
Last year, Norwin hoisted its first PIHL Penguins Cup title after shutting out McDowell, 5-0, in the Class A final.

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Union’s Mia Preuhs grabs a rebound over Aquinas Academy’s Victoria Taylor during the WPIAL Class A girls basketball championship Saturday, March 4, 2023, at Petersen Events Center.
Trib HSSN girls basketball team of the week for March 5, 2023
March 5, 2023
In the four years before Rob Nogay was hired as girls basketball coach at his alma mater, the Union program won a total of 8 games.

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Deer Lakes’ Nate Buechel scores against OLSH during the WPIAL Class 3A championship game on Friday, March 3, 2023, at Petersen Events Center.
Trib HSSN boys basketball team of the week for March 5, 2023
It’s official: 2023 is the Year of the Deer.

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Central Catholic goalie Jakob Dold makes a save against Canon-McMillan on Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, at Alpha Ice Arena in Harmar.
What to watch for in high school sports for March 6, 2023: Penguins Cup quarterfinals on tap
Five years ago, Seneca Valley defeated Peters Township in the Class 3A finals to win the 2018 PIHL Penguins Cup championship.

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Fox Chapel’s Mason Heininger works past Plum’s Luca Lapiana during their game on Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, at Alpha Ice Arena in Harmar.
Final 2022-23 PIHL standings
Here are the final PIHL high school hockey standings and postseason clinchings through the end of the regular season.

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Zach Howard (right) and his Pine-Richland teammates take on Seneca Valley in the PIHL Penguins Cup quarterfinals Monday.
This week on Trib HSSN for week of March 6, 2023
We all take a deep breath with the completion of the WPIAL basketball, wrestling and swimming championships. Now our attention turns to the PIHL Penguins Cup hockey postseason and the PIAA basketball and wrestling playoffs this week here on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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South Fayette’s Erica Hall drives past Oakland Catholic’s London Creach during the WPIAL Class 5A championship game on Saturday, March 4, 2023, at Petersen Events Center.
37 WPIAL teams enter state tournament as PIAA releases girls basketball brackets
The Path to the Pete is complete as the focus turns to the Road to Hershey and the start of the PIAA basketball postseason next weekend.

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New Castle’s Jonathan Anderson scores past Central Catholic’s Debaba Tshiebwe during the WPIAL Class 6A championship game on Saturday, March 4, 2023, at Petersen Events Center.
WPIAL boys basketball teams set for opening-round matchups in PIAA playoffs
The Path to the Pete is complete as the focus turns to the Road to Hershey and the start of the PIAA basketball postseason next weekend.

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Penn Hills’ Noah Barren drives against Peters Township’s Nate Miller during the WPIAL Class 5A championship game Thursday at Petersen Events Center.
Seeds set for 73 WPIAL basketball teams headed to state tournament
March 3, 2023
The WPIAL consolation “play-in” games have now all been played.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Scotty Allan (right) celebrates with teammates after defeating Franklin Regional, 6-5 in overtime, in the PIHL Class 2A final March 22, 2022 at UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry.
PIHL sets quarterfinal matchups for Penguins Cup playoffs
March 1, 2023
A year ago, the PIHL Penguins Cup was raised by Peters Township in 3A, Thomas Jefferson in 2A, Norwin in A and Neshannock in Division 2.

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The North Catholic bench celebrates after a made 3-pointer by junior guard Alayna Rocco in the WPIAL Class 4A semifinals Tuesday at Gateway High School.
Trib HSSN Girls Basketball State Rankings for March 1, 2023
We are about a week away from the 2023 PIAA girls basketball playoffs.

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New Castle’s Da’Jaun Young scores past Mt. Lebanon’s Brody Barber during their WPIAL Class 6A semifinal on Tuesday at North Allegheny.
Trib HSSN Boys Basketball State Rankings for March 1, 2023
The district boys basketball playoffs across the state are winding down and will be in the books this weekend.

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Lincoln Park’s Brandin Cummings drives over South Allegheny’s Dashawn Carter during WPIAL Class 4A boys quarterfinal action Feb. 23.
Trib 10: New team takes top spot in boys power rankings heading into championship weekend
A week after calm waters led to zero changes in the early playoff edition of the weekly Trib Ten, the winds of change have hit both the boys and girls weekly power rankings.

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Belle Vernon’s Trevor Kovatch (3) congratulates Zion Moore during a WPIAL Class 4A first-round playoff game against Quaker Valley on Feb. 20.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on March 1, 2023: State playoff bids on the line
The first day of March gives us a day off between the semifinals and the start of the WPIAL basketball championship games.

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Central Catholic’s Debaba Tshiebwe shoots a free throw against Upper St. Clair in the WPIAL Class 6A semifinals Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023.
Motivated Central Catholic slams Upper St. Clair to reach Class 6A title game
February 28, 2023
Same round, same venue, much different results for Central Catholic.

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Central Catholic’s Cole Sullivan grabs a rebound over Baldwin’s Christian Forgacs during a WPIAL Class 6A boys quarterfinal Feb. 24.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Feb. 28, 2023: Class 6A boys to battle for spot in finals
We close out the month of February with the final night of WPIAL semifinals basketball.

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Woodland Hills girls basketball coach Von Pitts (kneeling) talks to his team during a 55-40 victory at Franklin Regional on Jan. 19.
Trib HSSN girls basketball team of the week for Feb. 27, 2023
All high school basketball coaches preach the importance of a fast start.

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South Fayette’s Maddie Webber is a Villanova recruit.
Trib HSSN girls basketball player of the week for Feb. 27, 2023
A year ago, the South Fayette girls basketball team was the No. 2 seed and stunned top seed and favored Chartiers Valley in the WPIAL championship game.

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Upper St. Clair’s Samantha Prunzik scores against Mt. Lebanon during their WPIAL Class 6A semifinal on Monday, Feb. 27, 2023, at Bethel Park.
Upper St. Clair loses senior captain to injury in win over Mt. Lebanon in Class 6A semifinals
February 27, 2023
The Upper St. Clair girls basketball team ran the gamut of emotions at Bethel Park on Monday as it battled rival Mt. Lebanon in the WPIAL 6A semifinals.

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Norwin’s Kendall Berger fights for a loose ball with North Allegheny’s Jasmine Timmerson Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023 at North Allegheny High School.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Feb. 27, 2023: Section rematches on tap in semifinals
February 26, 2023
The two WPIAL Class 6A girls basketball Final Four games are between rivals who earlier battled for section supremacy. Now, they meet for a spot in the district championship game.

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Penn Hills’ Demar Kelly (3) finishes a jam during the second half of Penn Hills’ 67-51 victory over North Hills in the WPIAL Class 5A boys basketball semifinal game Feb. 25, 2023, at Peters Township.
Trib HSSN boys basketball team of the week for Feb. 26, 2023
The numbers are impressive. The Penn Hills boys basketball team has allowed a Class 5A-best 44.2 points per game this season.

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Laurel Highlands’ Rodney Gallagher drives past Uniontown’s K’Andrian McLee Friday, Feb.10, 2023 at Uniontown High School.
Trib HSSN boys basketball player of the week for Feb. 26, 2023
For four years, he has been the leader of the golden corral.

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Lincoln Park’s DeAndre Moye scores past South Allegheny’s Jeston Beatty during a WPIAL Class 4A quarterfinal Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023, at Moon Area High School.
Trib HSSN broadcasts for week of Feb. 27-March 4
We have reached the golden week in the WPIAL winter sports season with the District 7 championships in boys and girls basketball, boys and girls swimming and Class 3A individual wrestling this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Central Catholic’s Alex Sarkis and Billy George pressure Canon-McMillan’s Brenden Lomago along the boards during their game on Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, at Alpha Ice Arena in Harmar.
PIHL standings, playoff clinchings through Feb. 26, 2023
Here are the latest PIHL high school hockey standings and postseason clinchings through Feb. 26.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Nathaniel Girod (center) and Noah Schareli (left) celebrate as time expires on the Blue Devils’ victory over Butler in the WPIAL Class 6A boys basketball quarterfinals Friday, Feb. 24, 2023, at Mt. Lebanon High School.
WPIAL releases times, sites for Tuesday’s basketball semifinals
The district basketball playoffs Final Four conclude Tuesday.

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Peters Township’s Jack Dunbar gets to the basket in front of South Fayette’s Noah Knox during WPIAL Class 5A boys quarterfinal action Wednesday.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Feb. 25, 2023: Top 4 seeds square off in Class 5A semifinals
February 25, 2023
Welcome to the start of the 2023 WPIAL basketball final four.

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Upper St. Clair’s Julian Dahlem takes a free throw during a WPIAL Class 6A quarterfinal against Seneca Valley on Friday.
Upper St. Clair fends off Seneca Valley comeback bid in Class 6A quarterfinal win
February 24, 2023
Upper St. Clair shot lights out in the first half to build up a big lead, and then nearly stopped shooting in the fourth quarter as Seneca Valley rallied.

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New Castle’s DaJuan Young (left) and Damarian Young (right) celebrate after defeating Central Catholic, 67-53, on Friday, Feb. 3, 2023, at Central Catholic.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Feb. 24, 2023: Basketball quarterfinals conclude
The WPIAL basketball quarterfinals conclude Friday with second round games in boys 6A and 2A, along with girls 5A and 4A.

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South Allegheny’s Jeston Beatty scores past Lincoln Park’s Dontay Green during WPIAL Class 4A boys quarterfinal action Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023, at Moon Area High School.
WPIAL reveals times, sites for Monday’s basketball semifinals
The WPIAL basketball playoffs Final Four is set for Monday.

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Peters’ Mickey Vaccarello defends on South Fayette’s Elijah Hill during WPIAL Class 5A boys quarterfinal action Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2023, at Bethel Park High School.
WPIAL reveals sites, times for Friday’s basketball consolations, Saturday’s semifinals
February 23, 2023
While the WPIAL prepares to finish the quarterfinals of the 2023 basketball playoffs Thursday and Friday, the matchups are set for the start of the district semifinals Saturday.

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Upper St. Clair’s Kate Robbins drives into Bethel Park’s Riley Miller during a 2021 game.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Feb. 23, 2023: Girls 6A top seed begins title quest
The WPIAL basketball quarterfinals continue Thursday.

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Highlands’ Bradyn Foster grabs a rebound over Elizabeth Forward’s Charles Meehleib during WPIAL boys 4A first-round action Monday.
Trib 10: Power rankings stay calm before WPIAL playoff storm intensifies
February 22, 2023
For the first time this season, there were zero changes in the Trib 10 from last week.

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Peters Township’s Brendan McCullough scores past South Fayette’s Noah Knox during WPIAL 5A boys quarterfinal action Wednesday at Bethel Park High School.
Top-seeded Peters Township passes another test, tops South Fayette
Not everybody agreed with Peters Township getting the No. 1 seed in the WPIAL Class 5A boys basketball playoffs, but the Indians have passed two exams and are now halfway toward earning their spot at the top of the championship mountain.

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North Hills junior forward Royce Parham (44) argues a call during the third quarter of North Hills’ 76-71 victory over Kiski Area in the WPIAL Class 5A first round Friday.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Feb. 22, 2023: Quarterfinal action ready to tip off
February 21, 2023
Welcome to the WPIAL basketball elite eight.

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North Catholic’s Alayna Rocco drives past Greensburg Salem’s Ashley Smith on Jan. 5.
Trib HSSN Girls Basketball State Rankings for Feb. 21, 2023
It’s been said that one is the loneliest number, unless you are No. 1 in the weekly Trib HSSN girls basketball state rankings from last week.

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Aliquippa’s Tikey Hayes scores past Shenango’s Braden Zeigler on Jan. 18.
Trib HSSN Boys Basketball State Rankings for Feb. 21, 2023
There were 30 teams that appeared in last week’s Trib HSSN boys basketball state rankings. Only two of them lost.

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Highlands’ Chandler Thimons blocks the shot of Elizabeth Forward’s Charles Meehleib during WPIAL boys Class 4A first-round action Monday, Feb. 20, 2023, at Highlands High School.
Sites, times set for Thursday’s WPIAL basketball quarterfinals
The WPIAL continues its three days of second round boys and girls basketball playoff games Thursday.

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Penn Hills’ Sierra Moten makes a pass through traffic during the first half of a victory over Gateway on Jan. 24.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Feb. 21, 2023: Longtime rivals meet in 5A girls basketball
February 20, 2023
The curtain falls on the first round of the 2023 WPIAL playoffs Tuesday.

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Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Team of the Week for Feb. 20, 2023
The year before Megan Zitner took over as coach of the Burgettstown girls basketball team, the Blue Devils finished 3-19 in 2013.

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Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Player of the Week for Feb. 20, 2023
A team that wins its section outright and is victorious in 19 of 22 games during the regular season expect to be rewarded with a higher seed.

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Monessen’s Davontae Clayton shoots against Western Beaver in a WPIAL Class A first-round playoff game Friday, Feb. 17, 2023.
Trib HSSN boys basketball team of the week for Feb. 19, 2023
February 19, 2023
The Monessen boys basketball team had just orchestrated a smash hit of a regular season, finishing with 20 wins in 22 games and finishing with five straight wins after a 15-game winning streak earlier in the season.

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McKeesport’s Travarese Rowe scored 20 points in a first-round win.
Trib HSSN boys basketball player of the week for Feb. 19, 2023
McKeesport boys basketball senior Travarese “Dunny” Rowe likes to entertain people. Whether with family and friends or on the basketball court, he doesn’t disappoint when he’s putting on a show.

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Belle Vernon boys basketball coach Joe Salvino has won more than 700 games in his career.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Feb. 20, 2023: Big night for 1st-round matchups
There are five days making up the first round of the 2023 WPIAL basketball playoffs, and Monday is the busiest.

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Latrobe’s Reid West celebrates his hat trick goal against Mars during their game on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022, at Kirk Nevin Arena.
PIHL standings, playoff clinchings through Feb. 19, 2023
Here are the latest PIHL high school hockey standings and postseason clinchings through Sunday:

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Laurel Highlands’ Keondre Deshields grabs a rebound over Uniontown’s K’Adrian McLee. Laurel Highlands faces Freeport on Monday night in a first-round Class 4A game.
Trib HSSN broadcast listings: Week of Feb. 20, 2023
WPIAL boys and girls basketball playoff teams that haven’t been forced to exit yet will continue along on the path to the Pete this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Mars’ Tasso Sfanos eyes up a 3-pointer against Chartiers Valley on Friday, Jan. 13, 2023, at Mars Area High School.
WPIAL reveals sites, times for Wednesday’s basketball quarterfinals
While the WPIAL prepares to finish the first round of the 2023 basketball playoffs Monday and Tuesday, the matchups are set for the start of the district quarterfinals on Wednesday.

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Chartiers Valley’s Dylan Evans (right) maintains control of Baldwin’s Keith Mincin (left) during the 160-pound finals of the Allegheny County wrestling championships Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023, at Fox Chapel High School.
Chartiers Valley wrestlers turn attention toward individual postseason success
You would think a growing team like the Chartiers Valley wrestling program would not like being part of a loaded section where signs of improvement might not be evident in your spot in the final standings.

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Chartiers Valley’s Chris DeAngelis competes against Blackhawk on Jan. 2, 2023.
Chartiers Valley hockey battles to the end after sluggish start to season
Inexperience and youth made this a tough season at times for the Chartiers Valley hockey program, but the Colts have shown a strong finishing kick to the regular season even though they fell short of qualifying for the PIHL Penguins Cup playoffs.

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Mt. Pleasant’s Tiffany Zelmore shoots over Freeport’s Natalie Volek during a 2021 WPIAL Class 4A playoff game.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Feb. 18, 2023: Class 3A girls get Saturday spotlight
February 17, 2023
It used to be the busiest day in the WPIAL basketball postseason.

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Shaler’s Logan Stakeley and South Fayette’s Elijah Hill go up for the opening tip of a WPIAL Class 5A first-round playoff game Friday, Feb. 17, 2023.
Elijah Hill, South Fayette score hard-earned Class 5A win over Shaler
South Fayette forward Elijah Hill was held in check for most of the night by the Shaler defense, but when push came to shove, the senior proved who the king of the hill was.

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Gateway’s Jaydon Carr (1) looks for space to drive to his left during the first half of Penn Hills’ victory over Gateway on Jan. 24.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Feb. 17, 2023: First-round basketball action heats up
February 16, 2023
The first full night of first-round action in the 2023 WPIAL basketball playoffs takes place Friday with three tournaments — boys 5A, boys A and girls 2A — taking center stage.

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Hampton’s Jaden McMeekin grabs a rebound from Highlands’ Bradyn Foster on Jan. 27.
Trib 10: Final regular season power rankings revealed
The WPIAL boys and girls basketball regular season is in the rearview mirror as the Path to the Pete begins in earnest on Friday.

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Plum players celebrate with Camryn Rogers after she scored against Franklin Regional on Dec. 19, 2022.
                                Plum players celebrate with Camryn Rogers after she scored against Franklin Regional during their game on Monday, Dec. 19, 2022, in Murrysville.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Feb. 16, 2023: WPIAL basketball playoffs tip off
February 15, 2023
The curtain rises Thursday on the 2023 Path to the Pete with one boys first-round game and three boys and two girls preliminary round games.

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North Catholic’s Ava Walker shoots a 3-pointer against Greensburg Salem on Jan. 5.
Trib HSSN Girls Basketball State Rankings for Feb. 15, 2023
There were as many teams that lost their spot at the top of the rankings as there were that fell out of the weekly Trib HSSN girls basketball state rankings from last week.

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New Castle’s DaJuan Young (2) chases a loose ball during the first half of New Castle’s 67-53 victory over Central Catholic on Feb. 3.
Trib HSSN Boys Basketball State Rankings for Feb. 15, 2023
As the sands of the regular season hour glass disappear, it is district playoffs time around the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

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Seton LaSalle head coach Mark Walsh talks with an official during a game against Aliquippa on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, at Aliquippa High School.
Trib HSSN boys basketball team of the week for Feb. 14, 2023
February 14, 2023
This season has been a see-saw for the Seton LaSalle boys basketball team.

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Bishop Canevin’s Shea Champine shoots a 3-pointer against North Catholic on Monday, Feb. 14, 2022, at Bishop Canevin High School.
Trib HSSN boys basketball player of the week for Feb. 14, 2023
Bishop Canevin guard Shea Champine was asked about his unique first name. He said he asked his mother and she explained that she thought it was different and she liked it.

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Trib HSSN girls basketball team of the week for Feb. 12, 2023
February 13, 2023
There was a point during the regular season that the logjam atop Section 2-3A had little to no separation.

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Pine-Richland junior Madison Zavasky averaged 20.5 points per game over the first eight games of the 2022-23 season.
Trib HSSN girls basketball player of the week for Feb. 12, 2023
When Gabby Baldasare took over the Pine-Richland girls basketball program last summer, like most coaches, she had a learning curve to go through.

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Laurel Highlands’ Rodney Gallagher celebrates a 3-pointer in the second half against Uniontown Friday, Feb.10, 2023 at Uniontown High School.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Feb. 13, 2023: Trib HSSN to reveal basketball playoff brackets
February 12, 2023
The week begins with a bang with the WPIAL spotlight shining bright on basketball bracketology.

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Franklin Regional’s Nolan Savinda (48) and Yahor Khaklin (53) assist on stopping a shot on goal in the first period against Greensburg Salem on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022, at Alpha Ice Complex.
PIHL standings, playoff qualifiers through Feb. 12, 2023
Here are the latest PIHL high school hockey standings and postseason clinchings through Sunday:

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Seamus Riordan and his Shady Side Academy teammates face Knoch at 7:30 on Monday.
This week on Trib HSSN for week of Feb. 13, 2023
Hear ye, hear ye! The high school basketball postseason is upon us starting with the unveiling of the brackets this week here on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Blackhawk’s Kassie Potts scores against Quaker Valley on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023, in Leetsdale.
2023 WPIAL bracketology: HSSN forecasts the girls basketball playoff pairings
The Path to the Pete will be revealed Monday when the WPIAL basketball playoff pairings are announced at 3 p.m. on TribLive HSSN.

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Latrobe’s Landon Butler drives against Penn-Trafford on Tuesday.
WPIAL clinched: Boys basketball playoff qualifiers
February 10, 2023
The 2023 WPIAL boys basketball playoff field is set.

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Bethel Park’s Michael Mathias drives against Peters Township’s Brendan McCullough on Jan. 17.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Feb. 10-11, 2023: Crunch time in boys basketball playoff races
Section play for WPIAL boys basketball teams concludes Friday. There are playoff spots up for grabs with as many as 15 postseason tickets that could be punched and four section championships to be decided in head-to-head contests.

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Norwin’s Lauren Palangio defends on North Allegheny’s Jasmine Timmerson on Jan. 26.
WPIAL clinched: Girls basketball playoff qualifiers
February 9, 2023
The 2023 WPIAL girls basketball playoff field is set.

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Burrell’s Jules Fisher (20) and Addy Landowski fight for the ball with Freeport’s Brooke Kmetz during the St. Joseph Holiday Tournament on Dec. 26, 2022.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Feb. 9, 2023: Girls basketball playoff races come down to wire
February 8, 2023
Section play for most WPIAL girls basketball teams concludes Thursday with a few playoff spots up for grabs and a couple of section championships to be decided.

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Penn Hills’ Noah Barren (1) splits the defense and scores during the second half of Penn Hills’ victory over Gateway on Jan. 24.
Trib 10: Top teams in power rankings finishing regular season strong
The district boys and girls basketball elite are finishing strong as we head toward the “Path to the Pete.”

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Greensburg Central Catholic’s Cara Dupilka pursues Serra Catholic’s Cate Clarke on Jan. 5.
Trib HSSN girls basketball state rankings for Feb. 7, 2023
There were not a lot of changes in the weekly Trib HSSN girls basketball state rankings, but that doesn’t mean it was smooth sailing into the start of February.

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Hampton’s Peter Kramer grabs a rebound from Highlands’ Jordyn Taverez on Jan. 27.
Trib HSSN boys basketball state rankings for Feb. 7, 2023
The first few days of February turned out to be a struggle for state-ranked teams. Some only dropped a few spots while others fell out of the Pennsylvania elite 30.

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Kiski Area’s Connor Flemm celebrates a 3-pointer against Mars on Dec. 15, 2022.
WPIAL clinched: Boys basketball playoff qualifiers through Feb. 7, 2023
February 7, 2023
The 2023 WPIAL boys basketball playoff field is nearly set with only a few days left in the regular season.

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Central Catholic’s Debaba Tshiebwe (30) hauls in an offensive rebound during the first half of Central Catholic’s 67-53 loss to New Castle on Friday.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Feb. 7, 2023: Class 6A boys basketball playoff picture to shake out
New Castle is 7-1 and in first place in WPIAL boys basketball Section 1-6A with one week left. Its opponent on Tuesday, Pine-Richland, is 1-7 and in the section basement.

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The New Castle bench and fans react to a Central Catholic turnover during the second half of New Castle’s 67-53 victory Friday.
Trib HSSN boys basketball team of the week for Feb. 6, 2023
February 6, 2023
When New Castle star senior Isaiah Boice went down with a fracture in his foot in early January, there were some who thought the top-ranked WPIAL Class 6A boys basketball team was in big trouble.

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Neighborhood Academy’s John Wilkins defends on Aquinas Academy’s Vinnie Cugini on Jan. 31.
Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Player of the Week for Feb. 6, 2023
Vinnie Cugini stands 6-foot-2, but he is now a giant in WPIAL basketball lore.

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Norwin’s Kathryn Botti fights for a rebound with Hempfield’s Sarah Podkul on Thursday.
WPIAL clinched: Girls basketball playoff qualifiers through Feb. 6, 2023
The 2023 WPIAL girls basketball regular season is winding down and the playoff field is nearly set.

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Trib HSSN girls basketball team of the week for Feb. 5, 2023
February 5, 2023
After grinding it out through December and January, every high school basketball coach wants their team to be peaking in early February so they can have success in late February and early March.

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Highlands’ Jocelyn Bielak defends on North Catholic’s Tori Drevna in the first half Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023.
WPIAL clinched: Girls basketball playoff qualifiers through Feb. 5, 2023
The 2023 WPIAL girls basketball regular season is winding down and the playoff field is growing.

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New Castle’s Jon Anderson (12) comes away with a loose ball in the third quarter of New Castle’s 67-53 victory over Central Catholic on Friday, Feb. 3, 2023, at Central Catholic.
WPIAL clinched: Boys basketball playoff qualifiers through Feb. 5, 2023
The 2023 WPIAL boys basketball playoff field is starting to take shape with only one week left in the regular season.

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Neshannock’s Mairan Haggerty drives past Southern Columbia’s Ava Novak during the PIAA Class 2A state championship game Friday, March 25, 2022, at Giant Center in Hershey.
Trib HSSN girls basketball player of the week for Feb. 5, 2023
Neshannock senior Mairan Haggerty has become a versatile and valuable player for the Lancers.

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Quaker Valley’s Shannon Von Kaenel battles Blackhawk’s Piper Romigh for possession during their game on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023, in Leetsdale.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Feb. 6, 2023: Girls basketball playoff spots up for grabs
As the final week of the WPIAL girls basketball regular season begins, there are key games to determine section titles and playoff berths up and down the six classifications.

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Laurel Highlands’ Rodney Gallagher shoots over Belle Vernon’s Zion Moore during a game last week. Laurel Highlands faces Uniontown in a key game Friday.
TribLive HSSN broadcast listings: Week of Feb. 6, 2023
The final week of the 2023 high school basketball season is upon us with plenty of key games on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Dante Scalise and Central Catholic are in first place in Class 3A.
PIHL standings, playoff clinchings through Feb. 5, 2023
Here are the latest PIHL high school hockey standings and postseason clinchings through Sunday:

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Quaker Valley’s Jack Kazalas has his hand raised in victory after defeating Chartiers Valley’s Brady Joling in the 121-pound finals of the Allegheny County wrestling championships Jan. 21.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Feb. 4, 2023: Rematches headline team wrestling semifinals
February 4, 2023
They made history last year when they met in the WPIAL team wrestling 2A finals. Now they will collide again, a round earlier in the district semifinals.

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South Allegheny’s Bryce Epps shoots a free throw against West Mifflin on Friday, Feb. 3, 2023.
Bryce Epps sparks South Allegheny past West Mifflin with half-court shot
At halftime, West Mifflin held a half-court shot contest for fans in which the winner would receive half of the pot.

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Butler’s Braylon Littlejohn (0) celebrates with Charles Kreinbaucher after scoring against Pine-Richland last season.
WPIAL clinched: Boys basketball playoff qualifiers through Feb. 3, 2023
February 3, 2023
The 2023 WPIAL boys basketball playoff field is starting to take shape with only one week left in the regular season.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Michael Pfeuffer watches one of his second half 3-pointers against Upper St. Clair on Jan. 10.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Feb. 3, 2023: Class 6A heavyweights to collide
February 2, 2023
The first Fray-day in February is littered with plenty of key WPIAL boys basketball games.

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North Catholic’s Tori Drevna drives past Greensburg Salem’s Ashlan Price during the second half of their game on Jan. 5.
WPIAL clinched: Girls basketball playoff qualifiers through Feb. 2, 2023
The 2023 WPIAL girls basketball regular season is winding down and the playoff field is growing.

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Plum’s Dannika Susko battles Fox Chapel’s Elsie Smith for a loose ball during their game Dec. 12, 2022.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Feb. 2, 2023: Girls basketball teams look to break section logjams
Whether or not the groundhog sees its shadow Thursday, an early spring or a longer winter will not affect the five-team chase in the crowded top of Section 2-5A in WPIAL girls basketball.

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Hampton’s Brennan Murray scores over Highlands’ Landan Signorella and Chandler Thimons on Jan. 27.
Trib 10: Top teams remain the same, but power rankings see some changes
February 1, 2023
There were a few changes up and down the weekly Trib 10, but the top two teams remain the same.

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Waynesburg senior Mac Church (white headgear) battles with Notre Dame Green Pond sophomore Vince Bouzakis in the 145-pound third-place match at the 56th Annual Powerade Wrestling Tournament on Dec. 30, 2022 at Canon-McMillan.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Feb. 1, 2023: Wrestling playoffs kick into gear
January 31, 2023
The February frenzy in high school sports begins with a busy night of postseason action on the district mats.

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Blackhawk’s Kassie Potts scores past Quaker Valley’s Madison Chapman on Jan. 12.
Trib HSSN Girls Basketball State Rankings for Jan. 31, 2023
With time running down on the 2023 regular season, there were a few changes, including a new top-ranked team, in the weekly Trib HSSN girls basketball state rankings.

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Lincoln Park’s Meleek Thomas steals the ball from North Catholic’s Andrew Maddalon during a 2022 WPIAL Class 4A quarterfinal.
Trib HSSN Boys Basketball State Rankings for Jan. 31, 2023
With only a few weeks left in the regular season before district playoffs begin in mid-February, the elite teams are digging in, proven by the little movement in the latest Trib HSSN boys basketball state rankings.

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North Catholic’s Max Hurray celebrates with Andrew Maddalon after scoring during their game on Dec. 22, 2022.
WPIAL clinched: Boys basketball playoff qualifiers through Jan. 31, 2023
The 2023 WPIAL boys basketball playoff field is starting to take shape with two weeks left in the regular season.

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Norwin’s Kendall Berger fights for a loose ball with North Allegheny’s Lyida Betz last Thursday.
WPIAL clinched: Girls basketball playoff qualifiers through Jan. 30
The 2023 WPIAL girls basketball regular season is winding down and the playoff field is starting to grow.

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Aquinas Academy’s Vincent Cugini scores between Leechburg’s Jaden Floyd and Braylan Lovelace on Dec.13, 2022.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Jan. 31, 2023: Aquinas Academy star Vinnie Cugini on verge of breaking WPIAL scoring record
January 30, 2023
We could be closing out the month of January with a little history Tuesday.

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Hampton’s Peter Kramer scores over Highlands’ Jordyn Tavarez on Friday.
Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Team of the Week for Jan. 30, 2023
The Hampton boys basketball team has found a groove. The Talbots are a well-oiled machine that after two more wins last week, sits atop their section thanks to a nine-game winning streak.

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Steel Valley’s Makhai Valentine celebrates with Cruce Brookins in the final seconds of a 70-62 win over Seton LaSalle in a 2022 WPIAL Class 3A playoff game.
Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Player of the Week for Jan. 30, 2023
In two weeks, couples will celebrate the mid-February tradition of Valentine’s Day.

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North Catholic’s Alayna Rocco drives past Highlands’ Ava Nitowski and Shelby Wojik in the second half Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023, at Highlands High School.
WPIAL girls basketball playoff clinchings through Jan. 29, 2023
January 29, 2023
The 2022-23 WPIAL girls basketball regular season is winding down and the playoff field is starting to grow.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Tanner Donati scores against Upper St. Clair on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, at Mt. Lebanon High School.
WPIAL boys basketball playoff clinchings through Jan. 29, 2023
The 2022-23 WPIAL boys basketball playoff field is starting to take shape with two weeks left in the regular season.

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Trib HSSN girls basketball player of the week for Jan. 29, 2023
It was just another week at the office for one of the top 10th graders in WPIAL girls basketball.

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Plum’s Zach Miller celebrates his hat trick goal with teammates during their game against Fox Chapel on Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, at Alpha Ice Arena in Harmar.
PIHL standings, playoff clinchings through Jan. 29, 2023
Here are the latest PIHL high school hockey standings and postseason clinchings through Sunday:

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Norwin’s Lauren Palangio fights for a rebound with North Allegheny’s Kellie McConnell Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023 at North Allegheny High School.
Trib HSSN girls basketball team of the week for Jan. 29, 2023
Since coming to North Allegheny prior to the 2017 season as the girls basketball coach, Spencer Stefko and his Tigers have won…a lot.

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Steel Valley’s Makhai Valentine dunks on a breakaway during the first half against Deer Lakes on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022, at Deer Lakes High School.
This week on Trib HSSN for week of Jan. 30, 2023
We say so long to January and hello to both February and the “Stretch Run” of the 2022-23 high school basketball season this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Mars’ Lauren Atwell scores past Kiski’s Rikiya Garcia-Broaden during their game on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022, at Kiski Area High School.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Jan. 30, 2023: Stretch run begins in girls basketball
There are two weeks left in the WPIAL girls basketball regular season, and the “Stretch Run” begins with a bang on Monday night.

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Penn Hills’ Julian Dugger (2) attempts a heavily contested layup during the second half of Penn Hills’ victory over Gateway on Tuesday.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Jan. 28, 2023: Weekend schedule packed with basketball showcases
January 28, 2023
Some of the top district boys and girls basketball teams will be in action this weekend at Montour as part of the Pittsburgh Basketball Club Hall of Fame Classic.

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Baldwin hosts Mt. Lebanon in Section 2-6A boys basketball Friday, Jan. 27, 2023.
Mt. Lebanon gets past Baldwin in tightly contested section clash
January 27, 2023
The Section 2-6A battle between first-place Mt. Lebanon and third-place Baldwin had all the making of overtime on Friday.

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Peters Township’s Jack Dunbar scores during the fourth quarter against Bethel Park on Jan. 17.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Jan. 26, 2023: Peters Township, Thomas Jefferson boys set for rematch
January 26, 2023
When the first half of WPIAL boys basketball section play ended last week, there was a three-way tie for the top spot in Section 1-5A.

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Plum’s Owen Campbell ties up North Allegheny’s Gus Stedeford during the 107-pound finals of the Allegheny County wrestling championships Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023, at Fox Chapel High School.
WPIAL clinched: 36 teams qualify for team wrestling tournament
The WPIAL team wrestling regular season is complete with teams having finished their section schedule on Wednesday.

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Norwin’s Lauren Palangio guards North Allegheny’s Jasmine Timmerson during a game last season.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Jan. 26, 2023: Class 6A girls basketball powers to meet
They have been the most successful girls basketball programs in the highest classification over the last eight years.

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South Fayette’s Maddie Webber shoots a 3-pointer against McKeesport during a 2022 WPIAL Class 5A semifinal.
Trib 10: Shakeup hits girls power rankings
This week, the tide has turned with plenty of movement on the girls side of the weekly Trib 10, while things settled a bit in the boys power rankings.

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Quaker Valley’s Jack Kazalas (left) scores on a double-leg takedown against Chartiers Valley’s Brady Joling during the 121-pound finals of the Allegheny County wrestling championships Saturday at Fox Chapel High
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Jan. 25, 2023: Wrestling teams to vie for section titles
January 24, 2023
The final night of section wrestling is upon us with plenty of matches to determine section championships or at least a share of the section crown heading into the team district playoffs.

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Montour’s Peter Chacon (back) reverses position on Thomas Jefferson’s Maddox Shaw (front) during the 139-pound finals of the Allegheny County wrestling championships Saturday.
WPIAL clinched: Final few playoff spots up for grabs as wrestling regular season concludes
The WPIAL team wrestling regular season is nearly complete with teams finishing their section schedules on Wednesday.

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Greensburg Central Catholic’s Cara Dupilka (33) shoots over Franklin Regional’s Avery Must last season.
Trib HSSN girls basketball state rankings for Jan. 24, 2023
There were not a lot of changes with four teams dropping out and four new schools entering the weekly Trib HSSN state rankings.

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Hampton’s Brennan Murray celebrates after scoring against Highlands on Jan. 3.
Trib HSSN boys basketball state rankings for Jan. 24, 2023
A pair of top-ranked teams and five schools lost their spot in the Top 5 across the state as the second half of the regular season began last week.

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Franklin Regional’s Cooper Rankin defends on Carlynton’s Austin Milliner on Dec. 9, 2022.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Jan. 24, 2023: Last undefeated team to face challenge
January 23, 2023
Then there was one.

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Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Team of the Week for Jan. 23, 2023
Maybe they should call him Magic Mike.

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North Hills’ Royce Parham celebrates after being fouled while scoring against North Allegheny during a WPIAL Class 6A quarterfinal last season.
Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Player of the Week for Jan. 23, 2023
When he’s not torturing opponents on the hardwood, North Hills junior Royce Parham said he likes to get together with his buddies, hang out and shoot the breeze.

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Alexa Washington is a senior for the Oakland Catholic girls basketball team.
Trib HSSN girls basketball team of the week for Jan. 22, 2023
January 22, 2023
Former Perry star basketball player Eddie Benton has returned home to the Pittsburgh area after several years as an assistant coach of the women’s basketball teams at Cincinnati and Mississippi State.

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Freedom’s Shaye Bailey drives to the basket against Neumann-Goretti’s Mihjae Hayes during the PIAA Class 3A state championship game Saturday, March 26, 2022, at Giant Center in Hershey.
Trib HSSN girls basketball player of the week for Jan. 22, 2023
Freedom junior Shaye Bailey enjoys painting. She painted her bedroom in a Partridge Family bus pattern featuring the colors purple and gray.

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Highlands’ Camille Gigon scores over North Catholic’s Alayna Rocco in the first half Thursday, Jan. 19, 2022 at Norwin High School
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Jan. 23, 2023: Section play heats up in girls basketball
Last year, the Freedom girls basketball team reached the WPIAL Class 3A title game before falling to North Catholic, 48-43.

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Central Catholic’s Sam Gaffney works past Canon-McMillan’s Carson O’Donoghue during their game on Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, at Alpha Ice Arena in Harmar.
PIHL standings through Jan. 22, 2023
Here are the latest PIHL high school hockey standings through Sunday:

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Rayla Smith and her Plum teammates face Franklin Regional on Monday.
This week on Trib HSSN for week of Jan. 23, 2023
Time is winding down on section play in WPIAL team wrestling and district basketball in the final full week of January as the action picks up in both sports plus more, this week here on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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New Castle’s Jonathan Anderson scores past Butler’s Lance Slater on Jan. 6.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Jan. 21, 2023: Basketball teams ready for a challenge
January 20, 2023
Mostly everybody loves a challenge.

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Shady Side Academy’s Eli Teslovich grabs a rebound from Burrell’s Seamus Macky Bennis on Dec. 16, 2022.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Jan. 20, 2023: 2nd half of section season tips off
January 19, 2023
While there are plenty of nonsection basketball games on the WPIAL boys basketball schedule, some teams will tip off the second half of the section schedule Friday.

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North Catholic’s Alayna Rocco scores past Greensburg Salem’s Ashley Smith on Jan. 5.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Jan. 19, 2023: North Catholic girls to face test
The second half of section action in WPIAL girls basketball begins Thursday, highlighted by a battle for first place in Section 1-4A.

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Hampton’s Peter Kramer battles Highlands’ Jordyn Tavarez for a loose ball on Jan. 3.
Trib 10: Big shakeup in boys basketball power rankings
Yikes! While the girls saw very little movement in the weekly Trib 10, the power rankings underwent a serious overhaul on the boys side.

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Norwin’s Victoria Sydeski drives to the basket against Hempfield’s Brooke McCoy and Ayiana Martin on	Jan. 9.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Jan. 18, 2023: Girls basketball powers to square off
January 17, 2023
They are two of the best girls basketball programs in the WPIAL and currently sit at No. 1 and No. 2 in the upcoming Trib 10 power rankings.

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Freedom’s Jules Mohrbacher battles Neumann-Goretti’s Amirah Hackney for a rebound during the 2022 PIAA Class 3A state championship game.
Trib HSSN Girls Basketball State Rankings for Jan. 17, 2023
There was nearly a change per classification with two teams dropping from the top spot in a very active week in the weekly Trib HSSN state rankings.

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OLSH’s Rocco Spadafora scores past Avonworth’s Colin Crawford last season.
Trib HSSN Boys Basketball State Rankings for Jan. 17, 2023
It was a rough week for elite boys basketball teams in District 7.

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Laurel Highlands’ Rodney Gallagher (2) celebrates after scoring against Belle Vernon on Jan. 10.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Jan. 17, 2023: Fayette County rivals to battle for 1st place
January 16, 2023
Rivalry Tuesday, the unofficial halfway point of section play in the 2023 season, has key midseason games everywhere in WPIAL boys basketball.

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Central Catholic coach Brian Urso gives instructions to his team during a game against Fox Chapel last season.
Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Team of the Week for Jan. 16, 2023
Central Catholic was even in section play and a game below .500 after the first six days of 2023.

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Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Player of the Week for Jan. 16, 2023
In 1978, Geibel Catholic won the WPIAL Class A boys basketball championship, beating Shannock Valley, 53-44.

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Blackhawk’s Andrea Kinger drives past Quaker Valley’s Oumou Thiero during their game on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023, in Leetsdale.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Jan. 16, 2023: Beaver heads to Blackhawk for 1st-place battle
January 15, 2023
One of the best rivalries in WPIAL girls basketball headlines the start of another busy week of high school hoops in District 7.

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Blackhawk’s Kassie Potts celebrates with Alena Fusetti and Haley Romigh after scoring during their game Thursday.
Trib HSSN girls basketball team of the week for Jan. 15, 2023
As we hit the midway point of section play in the season, only four WPIAL basketball teams can claim to be perfect.

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Upper St. Clair’s Rylee Kalocay scores 31 points Thursday against Canon-McMillan.
Trib HSSN girls basketball player of the week for Jan. 15, 2023
When she was 8 years old, Rylee Kalocay had the chance to throw out the first pitch at a Pittsburgh Pirates game.

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Greensburg Salem goaltender Tristan Gonzalez (31) smothers a wrist shot during the first period of the Lions’ 8-3 loss to Franklin Regional on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022, at Alpha Ice Complex.
PIHL standings through Jan. 15, 2023
Here are the latest PIHL high school hockey standings through Sunday, Jan. 15:

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Mt. Lebanon’s Michael Pfeuffer battles Upper St. Clair’s Matthew Gaither for a loose ball during their game on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, at Mt. Lebanon High School.
Trib HSSN broadcast listings: Week of Jan. 16, 2023
As we head into the second half of January and district basketball section play, we have plenty of video and audio action from the hardwoods, mats, pools and ice this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Blackhawk’s Quinn Borroni celebrates with Alena Fusetti after scoring against Quaker Valley during their game on Thursday.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Jan. 14, 2023: Tournament action on hardwood
January 14, 2023
Mid-January seems like a perfect time to get away and hit the road.

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South Allegheny’s Bryce Epps looks to get past Ligonier Valley’s Jacob Hollick in a 2021 WPIAL Class 3A first-round playoff game.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Jan. 13, 2023: Quaker Valley, South Allegheny to square off
January 12, 2023
Friday the 13th. It’s a day superstitious folks fear.

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South Fayette’s Maddie Webber scores over McKeesport’s Kaylee Charles during a WPIAL Class 5A semifinal last season.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Jan. 12, 2023: Another chapter in South Fayette-Trinity rivalry
January 11, 2023
What makes a great rivalry?

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Lincoln Park’s Meleek Thomas steals the ball from North Catholic’s Andrew Maddalon during a WPIAL Class 4A quarterfinal last season.
Trib 10: New team tops boys basketball power rankings
Five teams from the Trib 10 took a tumble this past week, but it was not enough to drop them out of the weekly power rankings.

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Penn-Trafford’s Tasso Whipple wrestles Burrell’s Isaac Lacinski during the 172-pound final at the Westmoreland County Coaches Association wrestling tournament.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Jan. 11, 2023: Wrestlers to battle for section top spots
Threes are wild on Wednesday when two of the three teams tied for first place in Section 3-3A go head-to-head on another busy night of WPIAL team wrestling.

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Norwin’s Ava Kobus (22) celebrates with Savannah Schneck as time winds down against Hempfield on Monday.
Trib HSSN girls basketball state rankings for Jan. 10, 2023
Three new teams have been added to the elite 30 girls basketball teams across the state otherwise known as the weekly Trib HSSN state rankings.

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Lincoln Park’s Meleek Thomas celebrates after hitting a 3-pointer next to Laurel Highlands’ Keondre DeShields during their game Dec. 29, 2022 at the CCBC Dome.
Trib HSSN boys basketball state rankings for Jan. 10, 2023
There was very little movement in the second edition of the Trib HSSN boys basketball state rankings for the 2023 season.

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Upper St. Clair players huddle up during a game against Mt. Lebanon last season.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Jan. 10, 2023: Upper St. Clair, Mt. Lebanon vie for section top spot
January 9, 2023
The latest chapter in one of the best rivalries in WPIAL boys basketball will be written Tuesday when Upper St. Clair visits Mt. Lebanon with first place in Section 2-6A at stake.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Dom DeCicco coaches in a 2019 game against Chartiers Valley.
Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Team of the Week for Jan. 8, 2023
While most WPIAL basketball teams spent the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day participating in a traditional holiday tournament, the Thomas Jefferson boys basketball team did not.

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The Franklin Regional Panthers celebrate a goal on their way to an 8-3 victory over Greensburg Salem on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022, at Alpha Ice Complex.
PIHL standings through Jan. 8, 2023
Here are the latest PIHL high school hockey standings through Sunday.

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Ellwood City’s Joseph Roth drives to the basket past South Allegheny’s Ethan Kirkwood during the 2021 WPIAL Class 3A championship game.
Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Player of the Week for Jan. 9, 2023
There are several high school athletes who do very well at more than one sport during the school year.

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Charleroi’s McKenna DeUnger competes against Yough on Jan. 5, 2023.
Trib HSSN girls basketball player of the week for Jan. 8, 2023
January 8, 2023
It was a bit of a rough start to the new year for the Charleroi girls basketball team.

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Shady Side Academy girls basketball coach Jonna Burke is in her 28th season. She also has coached teams at Butler and Bethel Park.
Trib HSSN girls basketball team of the week for Jan. 8, 2023
The 2020-21 Shady Side Academy girls basketball team finished the covid-shortened season with a record of 1-10.

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Laurel Highlands’ Rodney Gallagher scores past Lincoln Park’s Meleek Thomas during their game on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022, at the CCBC Dome.
This week on Trib HSSN for week of Jan. 9, 2023
We drop the puck on our 2023 high school hockey coverage, along with plenty of big high school basketball games this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Olivia Pepple and Penn-Trafford will play at Oakland Catholic on Monday night.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Jan. 9, 2023: Section 3-5A girls basketball showdown on tap
Call them the terrific trio of Section 3-5A in WPIAL girls basketball.

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What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Jan. 7, 2023: Competitive spirit champs to be crowned
January 6, 2023
Less than a week into the new year, the WPIAL will be crowning the first champions of 2023 Saturday.

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Butler’s Braylon Littlejohn scores past Pine-Richland’s Josh Gimbel last season.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Jan. 6, 2023: New Castle, Butler to meet for section lead
January 5, 2023
They are ranked No. 1 and No. 2 in the WPIAL’s highest boys basketball classification, just like they were 30 years ago.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Ava Dziubek drives to the basket past Bethel Park’s Mary Boff during the WPIAL Class 6A semifinals last season.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Jan. 5, 2023: South Hills rivals to square off
They met three times last season. Now these two South Hills girls basketball powers are set to mix it up for the first time in 2023 with first place at stake.

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New Castle’s Jonathan Anderson scores past Gateway’s Michael Crawford during the WPIAL Class 5A semifinals last season.
Trib 10: Basketball power rankings make season debut
Last year proved that when it comes to high school basketball, it’s not the size of the school but how much gold it won that matters.

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Hempfield senior Ethan Lebin tries to escape from Fort LeBoeuf’s Jake Bennett (kneeling) during a 127-pound match at Powerade.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Jan. 4, 2023: Class 3A rivals collide on mat
January 3, 2023
We have another first for 2023 with a busy night on the mats with WPIAL team wrestling section matches.

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Freedom’s Jules Mohrbacher battles Neumann-Goretti’s D’Ayzha Atkinson for a loose ball during the PIAA Class 3A championship game last season.
Trib HSSN girls basketball state rankings for Jan. 3, 2023
There has been a lot of change since we last met.

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Bishop Canevin’s Shea Champine attacks the basket against Union in the WPIAL Class A championship game last season.
Trib HSSN boys basketball state rankings for Jan. 3, 2023
The start of a new year is a great time to debut the first Trib HSSN boys basketball state rankings of the 2022-2023 season.

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Mars’ Tasso Sfanos drives past Kiski Area’s Jason Flemm on Dec. 15.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Jan. 3, 2023: Big section matchups in boys hoops
January 2, 2023
A belated Happy New Year to high school sports fans everywhere.

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Chartiers Valley freshman Delaney Fox and sophomore Kaitlyn Kuczinski
Young doubles duo makes impact for Chartiers Valley tennis
November 20, 2022
The sky’s the limit for the dynamic duo of the Chartiers Valley girls tennis team after a breakout 2022 season.

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Chartiers Valley coach Aaron Fitzpatrick works with his team during a preseason practice.
Season of change brings challenges to Chartiers Valley football team
This was a season of change for the Chartiers Valley football program.

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Bishop Canevin’s A’Zjaun Marshall eludes OLSH’s Ziggy McIntosh to score Oct. 22.
WPIAL football playoff preview capsules for Nov. 18-19, 2022
November 17, 2022
Let the gold rush begin on the gridiron.

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Steel Valley quarterback Cruce Brookins scores past Sto-Rox’s Jaymont Green Miller on Sept. 2.
Trib 10: Teams in power rankings move closer to WPIAL gold
November 16, 2022
While the number of WPIAL football teams still fighting for gold continues to dwindle, those listed below in our weekly power rankings continue to thrive.

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Aliquippa’s Justus Starks sacks Central Valley quarterback Antwon Johnson on Oct. 28.
Trib HSSN High School Football State Rankings for Nov. 15, 2022
November 15, 2022
The ribbon will be cut this weekend unveiling the latest new beltway in the commonwealth that will allow teams from all over the state to “cruise to Cumberland Valley.”

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Moon goalkeeper Serayah Leech makes a save on a corner kick against Mars during the WPIAL Class 3A championship game Nov. 5 at Highmark Stadium.
What to watch in WPIAL sports on Nov. 15, 2022: Mars, Moon girls set for big rematch
November 14, 2022
Editor’s note: All PIAA soccer and field hockey matches scheduled for Tuesday were postponed to Wednesday due to inclement weather. Two volleyball matches — Freeport vs. Phillipsburg-Osceola in Class 2A and Sacred Heart Academy vs. West Branch in Class A — were also postponed until Wednesday.

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Upper St. Clair safety Aidan Besselman (4) celebrates as the Panthers force a turnover on downs on the final drive of the game against Gateway on Nov. 4.
Trib HSSN Football Team of the Week for 2022 Week 11
There is an old saying among football executives and coaches: “If you have two quarterbacks, you actually have none.”

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Central Catholic’s Elijah Faulkner celebrates after carrying for a first down against Mt. Lebanon during their WPIAL Class 6A semifinal on Friday, Nov. 11, 2022, at Mt. Lebanon High School.
This week on Trib HSSN for week of Nov. 14, 2022
November 13, 2022
Championship Saturday is set in WPIAL Class 6A and 5A football, but before we crown two new champions, the district will hold Final Four Friday for the other four classifications this week here on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Union quarterback Braylon Thomas throws a pass during practice on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022.
Trib HSSN Football Player of the Week for 2022 Week 11
With steady to heavy rain predicted all day Friday for the second night of WPIAL playoff football, some teams did some unique things in order to prepare for the elements.

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Central Catholic’s Dante Scalise skates up ice with puck against Canon-McMillan on Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, at Alpha Ice Arena in Harmar.
PIHL standings through Nov. 13, 2022
Here are the latest PIHL high school hockey standings through Sunday:

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Central Valley’s Bret FitzSimmons celebrates his touchdown reception with Tyler Young during their game against Aliquippa on Friday, Oct. 28, 2022, at Freedom Area High School.
WPIAL football playoff preview capsules for Nov. 11, 2022
November 10, 2022
With some unneeded help from Mother Nature, 20 WPIAL football teams hope to slip and slide into next weekend with a shot at district gold alive and well.

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Armstrong’s Isaiah Brown gets behind Highlands’ Aiden Burford for a first-quarter touchdown Oct. 21.
Trib 10: Power rankings set for shakeup after 2nd week of playoffs
November 9, 2022
Besides one cat exchange, the district power structure remained unchanged through opening night of the WPIAL football playoffs.

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North Allegheny’s Campbell Melzer (6) celebrates with Kevin O’Donnell after breaking up a pass in the end zone on fourth down in the final minute against Central Catholic on Sept. 23.
Trib HSSN High School Football State Rankings for Nov. 8, 2022
November 8, 2022
Many of the teams from last week’s Trib HSSN state football rankings enjoyed postseason byes in Week 10.

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Winchester Thurston’s Alex Hauskrecht celebrates after defeating Charleroi in the WPIAL Class A championship game Friday at Highmark Stadium.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Nov. 8, 2022: Teams begin quest for state gold
November 7, 2022
Last fall, WPIAL boys soccer teams made history when they captured three PIAA championships.

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Fort Cherry’s Matt Sieg runs against Monessen in a WPIAL Class A first-round game last Friday.
Trib HSSN Football Player of the Week for 2022 Week 10
The spotlight has not unnerved Fort Cherry freshman quarterback Matt Sieg all season.

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Canon-McMillan’s Thomas Larouere (center) celebrates his goal with Zakary Wilcox and Alex Galardini during their game against Central Catholic on Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, at Alpha Ice Arena in Harmar.
PIHL standings through Nov. 6, 2022
November 6, 2022
Here are the latest PIHL high school hockey standings through Nov. 6.

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Woodland Hills running back Brandon Jones works out on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022, at the Wolvarena.
Trib HSSN Football Team of the Week 2022: Week 10
In November, it is common for high school football fans and players to catch a bad case of playoff fever.

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Latrobe and running back Robert Fulton face Thomas Jefferson in a WPIAL Class 4A playoff game Friday.
TribLive HSSN broadcast schedule: Week of Nov. 7. 2022
One round down, now we move on to the second stop on the district football postseason journey with final four and elite eight postseason games this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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The Upper St. Clair football team takes the field before their game against Bethel Park on Oct. 7.
WPIAL football playoff previews capsules for Nov. 4, 2022
November 3, 2022
The 2022 WPIAL football playoffs are about to begin.

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Aliquippa’s Arison Walker celebrates after stopping Central Valley on third down during their game last Friday.
Trib 10: As playoffs open, Quips sit comfortably atop power rankings
November 2, 2022
The regular season in WPIAL football is now complete. For those fortunate to move on to November football, it is playoff football in which they now must compete.

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Aliquippa’s Tiqwai Hayes celebrates his first touchdown with Brandon Banks during their game against Central Valley last Friday.
Trib HSSN High School Football State Rankings for Nov. 1, 2022
November 1, 2022
Only one team lost its top 5 grip from last week’s Trib HSSN state football rankings as the top 30 PIAA teams finished off the regular season in Week 9 by going a combined 25-4 with one team not in action.

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Freeport’s Sydney Selker hits against North Allegheny on Aug. 29.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Nov. 1, 2022: Defending volleyball champs in semis
October 31, 2022
We turn the page to the start of the 11th month of the year. November in the WPIAL world is known for playoff and championship action and the first day does not disappoint.

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Neshannock’s Jonny Huff works out during a preseason practice.
Trib HSSN Football Player of the Week for 2022 Week 9
When asked if he’d rather hit a receiver on a perfect 50-yard touchdown pass or if he would rather keep the ball on an RPO and race 50 yards to paydirt, Neshannock quarterback Jonny Huff didn’t hesitate.

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Bethel Park’s Ryan Petras (1) celebrates his fourth-quarter interception with Tyler Stewar (13) and Jeremiah Hamilton during their game against Upper St. Clair on Oct. 7.
Trib HSSN broadcasts for week of Oct. 31-Nov. 5
Trib HSSN has video and audio football coverage of opening night of the 2022 WPIAL football playoffs on Friday with coverage concluding with the HSSN WPIAL Scoreboard Show from 9:30 p.m. to midnight.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Melia Peer (left) battles Bethel Park’s Kristen Horgan for a header during their game on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, at Bethel Park High School.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Oct. 31, 2022: Plenty of treats for playoff soccer fans
October 30, 2022
Happy Halloween! The district postseason treats to its many soccer fans are a handful of girls and boys final four matches on the pitch Monday night.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Sean Sullivan catches a touchdown pass against McKeesport in the first half Friday, Oct. 28, 2022.
Trib HSSN Football Team of the Week 2022: Week 9
Thomas Jefferson winning a big football game in late October is hardly breaking news after nearly 30 years of dominating success.

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Steel Valley quarterback Cruce Brookins stiff-arms Sto-Rox’s Drevon Miller-Ross on Sept. 2.
Trib HSSN don’t-miss high school football matchups for 2022 Week 9
October 27, 2022
We conclude the stretch run in Week 9 with 12 playoff spots up for grabs and seven games that will decide a conference championship.

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Ringgold’s Ryan Pajak crosses the finish line to win the Class 2A boys race during the 2021 WPIAL cross country championships.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Oct. 26, 2022: Cross country gold up for grabs
October 26, 2022
While the WPIAL playoff continue in soccer, volleyball and field hockey, there is gold to be won in them there hills on Thursday.

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Central Valley’s Jackson Tonya works out on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022, in Center.
Trib 10: Pair of big-time clashes in Week 9 sure to shake up power rankings
While some WPIAL football teams are set to play out the string, turn in the uniforms and start to prepare for 2023, many others, including the teams below, are fine-tuning their games in preparation for the postseason.

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Montour’s Andrew Prunier (10) celebrates with teammates after defeating Franklin Regional, 2-1, in their WPIAL Class 3A playoff game Saturday.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Oct. 26, 2022: Upset winners look for next victory
October 25, 2022
A year ago, the top eight seeds in the WPIAL boys soccer Class 3A playoffs all advanced to the quarterfinals.

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Belle Vernon’s Braden Laux drops back to pass against Southmoreland last Friday.
Trib HSSN State Football Rankings for Oct. 25, 2022
Call it the regular season calm before the postseason storm.

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Hempfield players celebrate after winning a point against Ligonier Valley during the Penn-Trafford tournament Sept. 17.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Oct. 25, 2022: Volleyball playoffs ramp up
October 24, 2022
With the preliminary round in the books, the first round is set to go in both Class 4A and Class A in the WPIAL girls volleyball playoffs Tuesday.

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Apollo-Ridge coach John Skiba works with his team during an August practice.
Trib HSSN Football Team of the Week for 2022 Week 8
The Apollo-Ridge football team entered the 2022 season ready to battle for a playoff spot in a new, expanded and much tougher Class 2A Allegheny Conference.

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South Fayette’s Anna Hertzler controls the ball in front of Moon’s Marina Mollica during their game on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022, in South Fayette.
What to watch in WPIAL sports for Oct. 24, 2022: Girls soccer rematch in opening round
October 23, 2022
The WPIAL soccer postseason spotlight falls on the Class 3A girls and Class 2A boys opening-round matches Monday.

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Bishop Canevin’s Jayden Lindsey catches a long pass next to OLSH’s Dereon Greer during their game Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022, at Dormont Memorial Stadium.
Trib HSSN broadcasts for week of Oct. 24-30
As October and the high school football regular season wind down to its final week, football bracketology is in the warmer-than-usual air this week here on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Armstrong quarterback Cadin Olsen throws against Highlands Friday, Oct. 21, 2022 at Highlands High School.
Trib HSSN Football Player of the Week for 2022 Week 8
With every game he plays, Armstrong quarterback Cadin Olsen continues to climb the ladder of all-time great quarterbacks from the WPIAL.

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Central Catholic’s Pete Gonzalez catches a touchdown pass in the back of the end zone, as Seneca Valley’s Brandon Page defends during their game on Friday, Oct. 21, 2022, in Jackson.
In or out? 2022 WPIAL football playoff picture entering Week 9
There is only one week left in the stretch run of the 2022 WPIAL football regular season.

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Chartiers Valley girls tennis has super season in Class 2A
Sometimes the grass is greener on the other side of the net.

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Chartiers Valley forward Brady Narin competes against Montour on Oct. 3, 2022.
In Chartiers Valley hockey program, young roster doesn’t mean low expectations
Paul Bonetti is back for the ninth year of his second stint as head coach of the Chartiers Valley hockey team. He coached the Colts from 2004-2006, then returned in 2016.

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Gateway’s Ashlee Young hits against Plum this season.
Field set for WPIAL girls volleyball playoffs
October 21, 2022
The 2022 WPIAL girls volleyball regular season has come to an end with 73 teams qualifying for the district postseason.

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Pine-Richland’s Ryan Palmieri carries for his second touchdown against Penn Hills on Sept. 9.
Trib HSSN don’t-miss high school football matchups for 2022 Week 8
October 20, 2022
We continue the stretch run of the 2022 football regular season with four games with teams fighting for their playoff lives, one with a conference crown at stake and another that is a nonconference tuneup between rivals gearing up for showdowns in Week 9.

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Allderdice quarterback Azerick Jetter throws a pass against Westinghouse on Sept. 22 at Cupples Stadium on the South Side.
What to watch for on Oct. 20, 2022: Spot in City League finals up for grabs
October 19, 2022
If the rematch for a spot in the City League football championship game is as good as the battle for second place was, then the University Prep against Allderdice matchup Thursday should be a dandy.

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McKeesport senior running back Bobbie Boyd (left) and senior wide receiver Caiden Holtzman celebrate a third-quarter touchdown in the Tigers’ 19-7 victory over Penn-Trafford on Sept. 2.
Trib 10: Regular season finales are great, but don’t look past Week 8
We are one week away from the biggest district power struggle of the regular season when Central Valley battles Aliquippa.

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North Allegheny’s Carissa Treser hits against Freeport on Aug. 29.
WPIAL girls volleyball playoff clinchings through Oct. 18, 2022
October 18, 2022
The 2022 WPIAL girls volleyball regular season has one night remaining.

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Moon’s Hailey Longwell eyes up the ball during a game against South Fayette on Sept. 14.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Oct. 19, 2022: Soccer playoffs brackets to be revealed live on Trib HSSN
Let the bracketology talk on the pitch begin.

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Bishop Canevin’s Xavier Nelson celebrates on the field after defeating OLSH, 42-7, in the 2021 WPIAL Class A championship game.
Trib HSSN High School Football State Rankings for Oct. 18, 2022
As we hit the midway point of October and close in on the start of the district postseason for some, like autumn leaves, a few tradition-rich names have fallen out of the Top 5.

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Mars’ Piper Coffield battles Hampton’s Kate Chapman for a header during their game on Monday, Sept. 26, 2022, at Hampton.
WPIAL girls soccer playoff clinchings through Oct. 17, 2022
October 17, 2022
Section play in the 2022 girls soccer regular season is over with one big exception of matches with playoff ramifications set for Tuesday.

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What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Oct. 18, 2022: Girls volleyball teams chase playoff spots
The final week of the WPIAL girls volleyball regular season is upon us with most section matches set for Tuesday and Thursday before the brackets are revealed Friday on Trib HSSN.

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Seneca Valley quarterback Graham Hancox throws a pass during practice on Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, at NexTier Stadium.
Trib HSSN Football Team of the Week for 2022 Week 7
The Seneca Valley football team entered the 2022 season with high hopes and great expectations with several key players returning and many picking the Raiders as the team to beat in Class 6A.

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Burrell’s McKayla Courey celebrates her goal against Freeport on Monday, Oct. 3, 2022, at Burrell High School. Burrell won, 1-0.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Oct. 17, 2022: Teams battle for final postseason berths
October 16, 2022
Forty-nine WPIAL girls soccer teams have clinched a WPIAL playoff berth, but as the end of the regular season is near, there are still several postseason berths up for grabs.

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Armstrong’s Ethan Crissman sacks Mars quarterback Eric Kasperowicz during their game on Friday, Oct. 14, 2022, at Armstrong High School.
This week on Trib HSSN for week of Oct. 17, 2022
While the high school football regular season winds down to its final two weeks, bracketology is in the air when it comes to WPIAL boys and girls soccer and girls volleyball this week here on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Derry’s Ally Loucks serves the ball against Penn-Trafford during the Penn-Trafford volleyball tournament Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, at Penn-Trafford High School.
WPIAL girls volleyball playoff clinchings through Oct. 16, 2022
The 2022 WPIAL girls volleyball regular season has one week remaining.

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Upper St. Clair’s Ryan Higgs (left) celebrates his second goal with teammates during their game against Allderdice on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022, at Cupples Stadium on the South Side.
WPIAL boys soccer playoff clinchings through Oct. 16, 2022
Section play in the regular season is all but in the books in the 2022 WPIAL boys soccer season, and the playoff field is set.

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Moon’s Marina Mollica works past South Fayette’s Anna Hertzler during their game on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022, in South Fayette.
WPIAL girls soccer playoff clinchings through Oct. 16, 2022
Section play in the 2022 girls soccer regular season ends Monday for most teams with a couple of games slated for Tuesday.

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Franklin Regional’s Roman Sarnic dives into the end zone past Hempfield’s Daniel Katonka and Ian Tuffs (15) in the first quarter Friday, Oct. 14, 2022, at Franklin Regional.
Trib HSSN Football Player of the Week for 2022 Week 7
As the dust cleared on Week 7 of WPIAL football, only one team had clinched a playoff berth in the district’s Class 5A.

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East Allegheny running back Amir Rollins (18) looks for a seam in the Deer Lakes defense Friday, Oct. 14, 2022.
2022 WPIAL football playoff picture entering Week 8
There are two weeks left in the stretch run of the 2022 WPIAL football regular season.

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Peters Township quarterback Chris Cibrone throws a pass against South Fayette on Sept. 16.
Trib HSSN don’t-miss high school football matchups for 2022 Week 7
October 14, 2022
We begin the stretch run of the regular season, where games seem to mean more with conference championships up for grabs, home-field advantage and playoff positioning in the mix and teams fighting to continue their seasons into November and the WPIAL playoffs.

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Plum’s Emily Bologna plays a ball against Gateway on Sept. 13.
WPIAL girls volleyball playoff clinchings through Oct. 13, 2022
October 13, 2022
The 2022 WPIAL girls volleyball regular season has one week remaining.

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Franklin Regional goalkeeper Aryan Selokar celebrates after defeating Plum, 1-0, on Sept. 27.
WPIAL boys soccer playoff clinchings through Oct. 13, 2022
Section play in the regular season is all but in the books in the 2022 WPIAL boys soccer season. There is only one more Class 4A playoff berth up for grabs.

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Bethel Park’s Gavin Moul (left) celebrates his long reception with Ryan Petras during their game against Upper St. Clair last Friday.
Trib 10: Bethel Park moves up in power rankings
October 12, 2022
As we roll into the stretch run of the regular season, things have settled down a bit in the weekly power rankings in Week 6 after a topsy-turvy Week 5.

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Westinghouse quarterback Keyshawn Morsillo looks to pass against Allderdice on Sept. 22 at Cupples Stadium on the South Side.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Oct. 13, 2022: City League regular season wraps up
It is Week 7 of the high school football season, but the final week of the regular season in the Pittsburgh City League.

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Springdale players celebrate their first goal against Greensburg Central Catholic on Sept. 28.
WPIAL girls soccer playoff clinchings through Oct. 12, 2022
Section play in the 2022 girls soccer regular season ends Monday.

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Hempfield’s Ella Bringe, right, blocks at the net against Ligonier Valley during the Penn-Trafford volleyball tournament Sept. 17.
WPIAL girls volleyball playoff clinchings through Oct. 11, 2022
October 11, 2022
The 2022 WPIAL girls volleyball regular season has a week and a half remaining.

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Shady Side Academy goalkeeper Noah Levitt makes a save late in the game against Deer Lakes on Sept. 29.
WPIAL boys soccer playoff clinchings through Oct. 11, 2022
Section play in the regular season in the 2022 WPIAL boys soccer season has just one or two matches remaining.

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Freeport’s Aleah Parison works against Burrell’s Jayden Smalling on Oct. 3.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Oct. 12, 2022: 1st place on the line in girls soccer
With most of the WPIAL girls soccer teams down to one or two section matches remaining, Wednesday will be another busy evening on the pitch of schools trying to clinch section crowns and playoff berths.

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Westinghouse’s Musa Bangora scoops and scores against Allderdice on Sept. 22 at Cupples Stadium on the South Side.
Trib HSSN State Football Rankings for Oct. 11, 2022
The best in the state are proving why they are earning their spots in the weekly Trib HSSN state football rankings.

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Mars’ Lily Wolf works against Hampton’s Harper Struble on Sept. 26.
WPIAL girls soccer playoff clinchings through Oct. 10, 2022
October 10, 2022
Section play in the girls soccer regular season section play has less than a week left.

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Greensburg Central Catholic’s Kyler Miller (17) works against Sewickley Academy’s Garrett Smith during their game on Sept. 8 in Leetsdale.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Oct. 11, 2022: GCC, Charleroi to battle for 1st place
There are 50 WPIAL boys soccer section matches scheduled for Tuesday, but only one is a late season battle for first place.

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Mapletown running back Landon Stevenson carries the ball during a practice last season.
Trib HSSN Football Player of the Week for 2022 Week 6
When he is not in the weight room, on the football field or even at a baseball diamond, Mapletown senior Landan Stevenson enjoys hunting and fishing.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Leah Kessler works against Bethel Park’s Marena Chernicky last month.
What to watch in WPIAL sports for Oct. 10, 2022: Girls soccer playoff positioning up for grabs
October 9, 2022
The WPIAL girls soccer regular season has one week left.

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Peters Twp.’s Reston Lehman celebrates after defeating South Fayette, 42-28, on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022, at Peters.
This week on Trib HSSN for week of Oct. 10, 2022
As the leaves are changing and the regular season in all the WPIAL high school sports winds down, HSSN cranks up the coverage this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Bethel Park’s Austin Caye (24) takes a hand-off from Tanner Pfeuffer during their game against Upper St. Clair on Friday, Oct. 7, 2022, at Upper St. Clair High School.
2022 WPIAL football playoff picture entering Week 7
There are three weeks left as the stretch run of the 2022 WPIAL football regular season begins.

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Sto-Rox head coach Marvin Mills talks with officials during a game against Steel Valley on Friday, Sept. 2, 2022, in McKees Rocks.
Trib HSSN Football Team of the Week 2022: Week 6
Marvin Mills knows a thing or two about winning big games.

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Freeport’s Alaina Whitlinger hits against North Allegheny on Aug. 29.
WPIAL girls volleyball playoff clinchings through Oct. 6, 2022
October 6, 2022
The 2021 WPIAL girls volleyball regular season has two weeks remaining.

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North Allegheny’s Luke Brady heads the ball against Seneca Valley on Sept. 20.
WPIAL boys soccer playoff clinchings through Oct. 6, 2022
Section play in the regular season in the 2022 WPIAL boys soccer season has just over one week remaining.

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North Hills quarterback John Green Jr. drops back to pass during the first half of the Indians’ 20-17 loss to Gateway on Sept. 9.
Trib HSSN don’t-miss high school football matchups for 2022 Week 6
We begin the second half of the 2022 regular season with gray skies, a threat of rain and temps in the 50s … in other words, October football is upon us.

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Greensburg Central Catholic’s Amari Mack runs the ball against Clairton last Friday.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Oct. 5, 2022: GCC, Frazier set for Thursday night football
October 5, 2022
The second half of the high school football regular season begins with a bang with not one but two district games slated for Thursday.

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Steel Valley’s Antonio Bray carries past Sto-Rox’s Eric McGuire (7) and Mekhi Upshaw on Sept. 2 in McKees Rocks.
Trib 10: 2 new teams enter WPIAL football power rankings
Midnight struck for one of the surprise football teams in the WPIAL in Week 5. Now how do they respond “the next day?”

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North Allegheny’s Natalie Figura plays the ball against Fox Chapel on Sept. 14.
WPIAL girls soccer playoff clinchings through Oct. 5, 2022
Section play in the regular season in the 2022 WPIAL girls soccer season has just over one week remaining. The top four teams in each section qualify for the district playoffs. All teams tied for a playoff spot in which head-to-head does not break the tie all qualify for the postseason.

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Sewickley Academy tennis against Blackhawk on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022, in Lettsdale.
Mt. Lebanon, Sewickley Academy earn top seeds for WPIAL tennis playoffs
Last year was the Year of the Panthers in WPIAL girls team tennis.

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Plum’s Tyler Yurisinec battles Franklin Regional’s Colton Hudson for possession during their game on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022, at Plum High School.
WPIAL boys soccer clinchings through Oct. 4, 2022
October 4, 2022
Section play in the regular season in the 2022 WPIAL boys soccer season has just over one week remaining. The top four teams in each section qualify for the district playoffs. All teams tied for a playoff spot in which head-to-head does not break the tie all qualify for the postseason.

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Greensburg Central Catholic’s Lexie Botti battles for possession against Springdale on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, in Springdale.
What to watch in WPIAL sports for Oct. 5, 2022: Top 4 Section 1-A soccer teams to face off
As time winds down on section play in WPIAL girls soccer, the focus turns toward capturing one of the top four spots in each section to earn a berth in the district postseason in two and a half weeks.

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Central Valley’s Brett FitzSimmons takes a hand-off from Steve Rutherford during practice on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022, in Center.
Trib HSSN state high school football rankings for Oct. 4, 2022
It’s the midway point of the 2022 high school football regular season, and it’s time for the elite teams in the state to flex their muscles heading into the second half.

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North Allegheny’s Maddie Fickess hits against Freeport on Aug. 29 at North Allegheny.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Oct. 4, 2022: First place on the line in volleyball sections
October 3, 2022
With three weeks left in WPIAL girls volleyball section play, five matches are set for Tuesday with at least a share of first place up for grabs.

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Montour quarterback Jake Wolfe throws a pass during a preseason practice.
Trib HSSN Football Player of the Week 2022: Week 5
Montour quarterback Jake Wolfe was enjoying a good season through the first five games. He had thrown for 347 yards on 32 completions with four touchdown passes and two scoring runs as the Spartans entered Week 5 and the midway point of the regular season with a 2-3 overall record.

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Knoch’s Ally Bauer plays in the WPIAL Class 2A girls singles tennis championship Thursday, Sept. 14, 2022, at Hampton Community Park.
Knoch, Shady Side Academy duos earn top seeds for WPIAL doubles tournament
In 2019, with Libby Conlan and in 2020 with Brooke Bauer, Ally Bauer of Knoch was part of the winning duo that won WPIAL girls tennis doubles gold.

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Laurel Highlands’ Rodney Gallagher carries against Belle Vernon on Friday, Sept. 2, 2022.
Trib HSSN Football Team of the Week 2022: Week 5
October 2, 2022
Entering a Week 5 Class 4A Big Seven Conference home game, Laurel Highlands was coming off a big road win at Latrobe and had won two of its last three games.

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Gateway’s Dallas Harper catches a long pass in front of Hempfield’s Daniel Katonka during the first quarter on Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, at Spartan Stadium.
This week on Trib HSSN for week of Oct. 3, 2022
There is nothing to be frightened about when it comes to our coverage of WPIAL high school sports in the month of October, starting this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Latrobe goalkeeper Sofia DeCerb makes a save next to Plum’s Camryn Rogers during their game on Sept. 7, 2022, at Plum High School.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Oct. 3, 2022: First place up for grabs in girls soccer
With two weeks left in WPIAL girls soccer section play, time is running out in the chase for section titles.

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Woodland Hills receiver DeVaughn ‘Sonny” McClinton works out during a preseason practice.
Trib HSSN don’t-miss high school football matchups for 2022 Week 5
September 29, 2022
The second half of the 2022 regular season begins on the final day of September. While there is still a lot of football left, five of the six games below are for at least a share of first place in their respective conferences.

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Allderdice’s Cornell Weems battles Westinghouse’s Keyshaun Robinson for a pass last Thursday at Cupples Stadium on the South Side.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Sept. 29, 2022: Allderdice looks to clinch playoff spot
Midway through the high school football season, Week 5 kicks off Thursday with City League action from Cupples Stadium.

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North Allegheny’s Tyree Alualu leads the Tigers onto the field before the start of their game against Central Catholic last Friday at West Mifflin.
Trib 10: Big midseason shake-up in power rankings
September 28, 2022
Several head-to-head matchups between Trib 10 teams in Week 4 has led to sweeping changes as we hit the midway point of the WPIAL football regular season.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Leah Kessler works against Bethel Park’s Marena Chernicky last Wednesday.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Sept. 28, 2022: Top 4A girls soccer teams look to break logjam
September 27, 2022
It has become crowded at the top of Section 2-4A in WPIAL girls soccer.

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Aliquippa’s D.J. Walker works out on Aug. 11, 2022, in Aliquippa.
Trib HSSN State High School Football Rankings for Sept. 27, 2022
Once again, there were few changes in the weekly Trib HSSN state football rankings as we have reached the midway point of the 2022 regular season.

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Plum’s Benjamin Pittman battles Franklin Regional’s Nikolas Rupnik for a header during their WPIAL Section 4-3A game Sept. 1 in Murrysville.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Sept. 27, 2022: Plum, Franklin Regional renew rivalry
September 26, 2022
The second half of section play around WPIAL boys soccer begins for many teams Tuesday with 47 section matches on the schedule.

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Trib HSSN Football Team of the Week for 2022 Week 4
Following a winless 2019 season and a total of four wins in 2020 and 2021 combined, losing the first three games of this season made it seem like another long fall was ahead for West Mifflin football.

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Derry’s Hunter Jurica lines up his putt on Hole 9 during the WPIAL Class AA boys golf team championship on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2021, at Cedarbrook Golf Course.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Sept. 26, 2022: Golfers begin championship tournaments
September 25, 2022
The top district golfers in Class 2A boys and in both 3A and 2A girls will put ball on tee Monday morning to begin the first two rounds of the WPIAL golf championships.

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Beaver Falls quarterback Jaren Brickner works out on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022, in Beaver Falls.
Trib HSSN Football Player of the Week for 2022 Week 4
The smart little pig that built his house with brick was able to survive and thrive the menacing big bad wolf.

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Central Catholic’s Vernon Settles stiff-arms North Allegheny’s Kevin O’Donnell during the fourth quarter on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022, at West Mifflin High School.
This week on Trib HSSN for week of Sept. 26, 2022
We don’t need a calendar to tell us. An autumn chill is in the air as we close out the month of September with plenty of fall high school sports broadcasts this week here on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Members of the Chartiers Valley girls volleyball team pose for a photo after the 2022 Canon-McMillan tournament.
Chartiers Valley girls volleyball adjusts to new section opponents
September 24, 2022
Every two years based on enrollment numbers, the PIAA sets the parameters for each classification in every high school sport. The WPIAL then sets up sections in each sport based on which schools are in each class.

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The 2022 Chartiers Valley girls cross country team
Chartiers Valley runners set sights on qualifying for PIAA meet
September 22, 2022
The Chartiers Valley boys and girls cross country teams are not shy about their goals this fall.

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Mt. Lebanon quarterback David Shields throws a pass during a preseason practice.
Trib HSSN don’t-miss high school football matchups for 2022 Week 4
Following two straight weeks of ultra-competitive games, the opening weekend of conference play landed some big-time eyebrow raisers as the Trib HSSN top-ranked teams in Class 6A, 5A and 3A all lost.

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Westinghouse’s Sincere Smith (8) attempts to catch a pass in the end zone but it is broken up by the Allderdice defense during the 2021 City League championship game at Cupples Stadium.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Sept. 22, 2022: City League football championship rematch
September 21, 2022
Week 4 of the high school football season begins with a possible preview of the District 8 championship game later this fall.

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Penn-Trafford’s Conlan Greene looks to run early in the first half against Belle Vernon last Friday.
Trib 10: Tumultuous Week 3 shakes up power rankings
Week 3 of the WPIAL football season may be remembered as Freaky Friday.

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North Allegheny’s Sophia Palermo fights for the ball against Fox Chapel on Sept. 14.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Sept. 21, 2022: North Allegheny, Seneca Valley collide in girls soccer
September 20, 2022
The first day of autumn brings another warm day throughout the district, as well as a red-hot matchup on the pitch in WPIAL Class 6A girls soccer.

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Central Valley quarterback Antwon Johnson throws a pass during a preseason practice.
Trib HSSN State Football Rankings for Sept. 20, 2022
As tidal waves of surprises crashed down on the heads of WPIAL top-ranked teams in Week 2, the rest of the elite teams in the state were closing out victories, making for little movement in the weekly Trib HSSN state football rankings this week.

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Sewickley Academy’s Ashley Close returns a volley against Knoch’s Ally Bauer during the 2021 WPIAL Class 2A championship match.
Defending champ, freshman sensation earn WPIAL girls tennis top seeds
Defending champion Ashley Close of Sewickley Academy has earned the No. 1 seed in the upcoming WPIAL Class 2A girls singles tennis championships.

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What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Sept. 19, 2022: Boys soccer teams thriving in new sections
September 19, 2022
A drop down in classification has helped a pair of district boys soccer teams that are shooting for first place in their respective sections on a busy night of WPIAL boys soccer.

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McKeesport quarterback Jahmil Perryman pitches the ball during a preseason practice.
Trib HSSN Football Team of the Week for 2022 Week 3
Through Week 2 of the high school football season, McKeesport senior Bobby Boyd was dominating on both sides of the ball.

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Plum’s Camryn Rogers scores past Latrobe’s Ava Yurko and goalkeeper Sofia DeCerb during the first half on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022, at Plum High School.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Sept. 19, 2022: Girls soccer showdowns scheduled
September 18, 2022
Another big week of district soccer begins Monday with a showdown for first place in girls WPIAL Class 3A.

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Peters Twp.’s Reston Lehman celebrates after scoring on a fumble recovery against South Fayette on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022, at Peters.
This week on Trib HSSN for week of Sept. 19, 2022
Let the transition begin as we say so long to summer and hello to autumn with plenty of fall high school sports broadcasts this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Hempfield quarterback Jake Phillips finds space to run during the first half of the Spartans’ 48-7 victory over Shaler on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022 at Titan Stadium.
Trib HSSN Football Player of the Week 2022: Week 3
In an effort to instill confidence, trust and more leadership, second-year Hempfield coach Mike Brown decided against naming four team captains and instead asked 11 seniors to guide what they call the “leadership group.”

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South Fayette’s Dom Monz catches a pass during a preseason practice.
Trib HSSN don’t-miss high school football matchups for 2022 Week 3
September 15, 2022
If the district playoffs are Christmas for high school football fans, then Week 3 is like Thanksgiving Day.

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Westinghouse’s Sincere Smith (8) attempts to elude Allderdice defender Brandon Massie during last year’s City League championship game at Cupples Stadium.
What to watch for in high school sports on Sept. 15, 2022: Thursday night football in the City League
For the first time this high school football season, a weekend of district gridiron action kicks off on Thursday.

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Peters Township running back Richie Woods carries the ball during a preseason practice.
Trib 10: Conference openers ahead for many top teams in power rankings
September 14, 2022
Week 3 and the start of conference play. It’s like opening up that first Christmas catalog as a kid and going to town on the wish list.

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Moon’s Kayla Leseck heads the ball during the PIAA Class 4A championship game last season.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Sept. 14, 2022: Tough Moon defense to face test
September 13, 2022
Last fall, the Moon girls soccer team got very defensive in the district postseason.

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Gateway’s Jaquan Reynolds (left) and Malachi Moore (right) celebrate a second-half touchdown in a 20-17 victory over North Hills on Friday.
Trib HSSN State Football Rankings for Sept. 13, 2022
A pair of top-ranked teams in the weekly Trib HSSN state football rankings tasted defeat in Week 1, yet both held on to their top spot in a week that featured little movement.

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North Allegheny’s Wren Kucler finishes third in the Class 3A girls race during the WPIAL cross country championships last year.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Sept. 13, 2022: Runners begin section competition
September 12, 2022
Many people around the area will take advantage of a nice, late summer day Tuesday with some sort of run, jog or brisk walk at a nearby park.

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Ellwood City’s Brighton Mariacher scores during a preseason practice.
Trib HSSN Football Team of the Week 2022: Week 2
When Ellwood City sophomore running back Elijah Palmer-McCaine scored the second of his three touchdowns in Week 2 in the first quarter that put the Wolverines up for good, little did he know that he was making history.

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What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Sept. 12, 2022: TJ, Laurel Highlands vie for top spot
September 11, 2022
We inch our way toward the middle of September with a busy night of WPIAL girls soccer section action.

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Shaler running back Luke Cignetti (right) works during a preseason practice.
Trib HSSN Football Player of the Week 2022: Week 2
When it comes to finishing off drives in the end zone, Shaler senior running back Luke Cignetti enjoys them in all shapes and sizes, knowing it all leads to six points on the scoreboard.

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Peters Township quarterback Chris Cibrone throws a pass during a preseason practice.
This week on Trib HSSN for week of Sept. 12, 2022
We hit the middle of the first month of the fall sports season with a great long-term forecast, both weather-wise and with broadcast coverage this week here on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Baldwin’s John Kozar works out in the rain at a preseason practice.
Trib HSSN don’t-miss high school football matchups for 2022 Week 2
September 8, 2022
Welcome to Week 2 of the 2022 WPIAL football season.

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What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Sept. 8, 2022: Defending golf champs meet again
Call it the Clash of the Golf Champions II.

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Mars’ Mason Childress celebrates with Eric Kasperowicz after Kasperowicz’s touchdown run against Montour Friday, Aug. 26, 2022, at Montour High School.
Aliquippa remains atop Trib 10 power rankings while 3 new teams enter
September 7, 2022
A competitive Week 1 led to three changes from the debut Trib 10 of the 2022 season last week.

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What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Sept. 7, 2022: South Hills girls soccer rivals to clash
September 6, 2022
Between them, Mt. Lebanon and Upper St. Clair have won 14 WPIAL girls soccer titles since the Blue Devils captured the very first district championship awarded in 1983.

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Aliquippa quarterback Quentin Goode throws a pass during a preseason practice.
Trib HSSN State Football Rankings for Sept. 6, 2022
Losses in the weekly Trib HSSN state football rankings can produce a slight tumble, a free fall or nothing at all.

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What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Sept. 6, 2022: Section girls volleyball openers on tap
September 5, 2022
With the picnic gear put away following the holiday weekend, high school sports returns with a busy night of section openers in WPIAL girls volleyball.

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Bethel Park’s Austin Caye works out on Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, in Bethel Park.
Trib HSSN Football Team of the Week 2022: Week 1
Historically, Mt. Lebanon has had the better of their rivals south on Route 19, leading Bethel Park, 45-13, in the all-time series.

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McKeesport senior Ahmir Culmer is wrapped up by Penn-Trafford senior defensive back Tommy Kalkstein for minimal gain during the first half on Friday, Sept. 2, 2022, at Warrior Stadium in Harrison City.
This week on Trib HSSN for week of Sept. 5, 2022
September 4, 2022
With opening weekend of the high school football season in the rearview mirror, we extend the scholastic sports menu this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Steel Valley quarterback Cruce Brookins carries for a touchdown against Sto-Rox on Friday, Sept. 2, 2022, in McKees Rocks.
Trib HSSN Football Player of the Week 2022: Week 1
Steel Valley senior quarterback Cruce Brookins believes in his abilities on the football field. He also has great trust in his offensive line.

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North Allegheny quarterback Logan Kushner works out during a preseason practice.
Trib HSSN don’t-miss high school football matchups for 2022 Week 1
September 1, 2022
Welcome to Week 1 of the 2022 WPIAL football season.

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Sewickley Academy goalkeeper Cooper Wentz makes a save against Beaver County Christian last season.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Sept. 1, 2022: Top teams meet on busy night of boys soccer
August 31, 2022
Welcome to September, where the thought of fall colors and cooler temperatures down the road may help deal with another summer-like day around the various district athletic fields.

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Aliquippa coach Mike Warfield works with his team during a preseason practice.
Trib 10: Aliquippa tops season’s 1st power rankings
With Zero results in the books, so to speak, which district teams are feeling enough power to earn a spot in the first Trib 10 of the 2022 season?

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What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Aug. 31, 2022: South Hills soccer showdown in spotlight
August 30, 2022
We close out the month of August with another busy evening of WPIAL girls soccer on the pitch.

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Aliquippa’s Marques Council Jr. works out during a preseason practice.
Trib HSSN State Football Rankings for Aug. 30, 2022
Another high school football season is upon us as we present the first edition of the 2022 Trib HSSN PIAA weekly state rankings.

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The Hampton boys soccer team celebrates its WPIAL championship last season.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Aug. 30, 2022: Section play begins in boys soccer
August 29, 2022
Ready or not, the WPIAL begins its section schedule for the 2022 boys high school soccer season Tuesday.

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Mars’ Aidan Alessio spins out of the tackle attempt by Montour’s Jake Wolfe on Friday.
Trib HSSN football team of the week for 2022 Week Zero
The Mars football program had a rare down year in 2021. The Fightin’ Planets not only missed the postseason for only the fifth time in the last 30 years, but they also finished 2-8 overall with one of those wins coming via forfeit.

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The Avonworth girls soccer team celebrates after Fiona Mahan scored to win the Class 2A final last year.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Aug. 29, 2022: Girls soccer section play begins
August 28, 2022
Three days into another girls high school soccer season, the district rolls out the red carpet on the start of section play around the WPIAL on Monday.

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Gateway takes the field before the start of its season opener against Mt. Lebanon on Friday.
This week on Trib HSSN for week of Aug. 29, 2022
With opening weekend of the high school football season in the rearview mirror, we extend the scholastic sports menu this week here on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Penn-Trafford quarterback Conlan Greene throws during the Larry Sellitto Memorial 7-on-7 passing tournament Thursday, July 21, 2022 at Greater Latrobe High School.
Trib HSSN Football Player of the Week 2022: Week Zero
At Penn-Trafford, they love their green and gold.

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Trib HSSN don’t-miss high school football matchups for 2022 Week Zero
August 26, 2022
Welcome to the 2022 WPIAL football season.

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Trib HSSN don’t-miss high school football matchups for 2022 Week Zero
August 25, 2022
Welcome to the 2022 WPIAL football season.

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Butler looking to build off most successful season in 25 years
Sometimes the grass is greener on the other side.

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Albert Gallatin football loving the independent life
These are the glory days of high school football at Albert Gallatin.

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Trib HSSN don’t-miss high school football matchups for 2022 Week Zero
Welcome to the 2022 WPIAL football season.

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Trib HSSN don’t-miss high school football matchups for 2022 Week Zero
Welcome to the 2022 WPIAL football season.

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Trib HSSN don’t-miss high school football matchups for 2022 Week Zero
Welcome to the 2022 WPIAL football season.

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Seneca Valley’s Chris D’Appalonia works out on Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, at NexTier Stadium.
Trib HSSN don’t-miss high school football matchups for 2022 Week Zero
Welcome to the 2022 WPIAL football season.

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Carlynton quarterback Devonte Dean throws during practice Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022 at Carlynton High School.
Carlynton working to end playoff drought
August 24, 2022
Twenty-one years.

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Burgettstown’s Corbin Harrison works out on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022, in Burgettstown.
Burgettstown brings momentum into new Black Hills Conference
Burgettstown returned to the playoffs in 2021 for the sixth time in seven years thanks to a strong finish with three straight regular season must-wins.

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Canevin quarterback Kole Olszewski throws during the Willie Thrower quarterback camp in July at Valley High School.
Championship roster almost entirely intact as Bishop Canevin aims to defend WPIAL title
Two years removed from a one-win season, Bishop Canevin quickly built a solid foundation for the football program that led to the school’s first WPIAL championship since 1990 last fall.

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Mohawk football season on hold amidst hazing allegation
August 23, 2022
As 117 WPIAL football teams prepare to begin their new season this weekend with a Week Zero game or a second scrimmage, one district team’s season is on hold after allegations surfaced of a possible hazing incident within the team.

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Montour’s John Midili catches a pass on Friday, Aug. 12, 2022, in Robinson.
This week on Trib HSSN for week of Aug. 22, 2022
August 21, 2022
Let the games begin! We kick off another high school sports season with the start of scholastic football in the heat of August this weekend on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Keystone Oaks quarterback Nick Buckley throws during the Willie Thrower quarterback camp in July at Valley High School.
After smooth coaching transition, resilient Keystone Oaks ready for another run
After eight successful seasons in which he went 45-34, Greg Perry left as Keystone Oaks football coach in the offseason, in part because of a cut in pay for his assistant coaches.

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Chartiers Valley soccer teams determined to get back on playoff path
August 20, 2022
Five years ago, the Chartiers Valley soccer teams were in contender mode. The boys team finished 16-5 and reached the WPIAL semifinals. The girls squad was 12-6-1, tied for second in its section.

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Pittsburgh Central Catholic quarterback Peyton Wehner throws during the Willie Thrower quarterback camp in July at Valley High School.
WPIAL Class 6A football breakdown: In tiny field of 5, contenders line up to take shot at Mt. Lebanon
At its zenith, the highest classification in the WPIAL, then called Quad-A, had 28 teams in the early 2000s.

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South Park’s Sean Saunders works out on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022, in South Park.
South Park looks to regain winning ways after tough season
August 16, 2022
South Park enters the new season in rebound mode.

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Avonworth quarterback Nate Harper throws a pass during practice on Monday, Aug. 15, 2022, in Ohio Twp.
Avonworth hopes to climb to top of Western Hills and beyond
When it comes to consistently excellent football programs in the district, Avonworth is right there in the conversation.

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McKeesport’s Devin Long works out on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022, in McKeesport.
After close call last year, McKeesport hopes to make a run at Class 4A gold
August 15, 2022
Former Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Bill Cowher used to say, “there is a fine line between winning and losing in the NFL.”

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Montour quarterback Jake Wolfe throws a pass on Friday, Aug. 12, 2022, in Robinson.
Experience puts Montour in the mix as a challenger in deep Class 4A field
August 13, 2022
For the last 17 years under Lou Cerro, the Montour football program has always competed.

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Chartiers Valley’s Lamont Payne Jr. scores during practice on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022, in Collier.
Chartiers Valley hopes to be a Payne for Parkway Conference foes
When he was hired in April to replace Dan Knause as head coach of the Chartiers Valley football program, one of the first thoughts Aaron Fitzpatrick had was, ‘It’s go time.’

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West Allegheny’s Nodin Tracy works out on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022, in North Fayette.
After injuries derailed last season, West Allegheny brings back experienced roster
Every football team has to deal with injuries.

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Upper St. Clair’s Jamaal Brown carries the ball during practice on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022, in Upper St. Clair.
Upper St. Clair loaded with returning starters, ready for another playoff run
August 10, 2022
After finishing in second place in the balanced Class 5A Allegheny Six Conference a year ago, Upper St. Clair qualified for the WPIAL playoffs for a 22nd straight year.

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Seneca Valley’s Luke Lawson works out Monday at NexTier Stadium.
Experienced Seneca Valley squad ready to make a run for gold in Class 6A
August 8, 2022
Editor’s note: Starting today, Trib HSSN will preview one WPIAL conference per day until the start of high school football season Aug. 26.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Kade Capristo works out with the linemen during practice Aug. 2 in Mt. Lebanon.
Perfection in the past, Mt. Lebanon starts new season with lots of fresh faces
Editor’s note: Starting today, Trib HSSN will preview one WPIAL conference per day until the start of high school football season Aug. 26.

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Central Catholic quarterback Payton Wehner works out on Aug. 1 in Oakland.
Central Catholic looking to regain championship swagger
Editor’s note: Starting today, Trib HSSN will preview one WPIAL conference per day until the start of high school football season Aug. 26.

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Canon-McMillan quarterback Mikey Evans rolls out to pass on Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, at Big Macs Stadium.
Canon-McMillan looks to join elite in shrinking Class 6A
Editor’s note: Starting today, Trib HSSN will preview one WPIAL conference per day until the start of high school football season Aug. 26.

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North Allegheny quarterback Logan Kushner (left) works out with Khyrin Boyd on Monday in McCandless.
North Allegheny expects to be in the title mix in Class 6A
Editor’s note: Starting today, Trib HSSN will preview one WPIAL conference per day until the start of high school football season Aug. 26.

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Mt. Lebanon coach Bob Palko watches a Blue Devils’ preseason practice last year.
Countdown to kickoff 2022: Scrimmage schedule set
August 6, 2022
Monday marks the start of the mandatory heat acclimation week for high school football teams across the state.

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Bishop Canevin’s Xavier Nelson intercepts a pass intended for OLSH’s Zion McIntosh during the second quarter of the WPIAL Class A championship game last season.
Countdown to kickoff 2022: Saturday football hasn’t completely disappeared from WPIAL schedules
August 5, 2022
Are you old enough to remember when high school football carried a nice one-two punch every weekend?

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Captains from Clairton and Riverview meet with the referee before a 2018 game.
Countdown to kickoff 2022: Rule change impacts intentional grounding calls
August 3, 2022
Many fans may think they are experts on the rules of high school football, making sure everybody in their section knows when they have witnessed a “bad call.”

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Serra Catholic celebrates after defeating Beaver Falls in the 2021 WPIAL Class 2A championship game at Heinz Field.
Countdown to kickoff 2022: New WPIAL playoff format limits wild cards
August 2, 2022
The term “wild card” has become synonymous with playoff formats.

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Jon LeDonne has moved on from Penn Hills to replace Steve Campos as head coach at Pine-Richland.
Countdown to kickoff 2022: Nearly 3 dozen teams welcome new coaches
August 1, 2022
New faces, new places, new hopes, new dreams.

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Aliquippa head coach Mike Warfield celebrates with his team after defeating Bishop McDevitt, 34-27, in the PIAA Class 4A championship game on Thursday, Dec. 49, 2021, at Hersheypark Stadium.
Countdown to kickoff 2022: Flashback to 2021 WPIAL high school football season
July 31, 2022
While the Trib HSSN staff prepares you like no other for the upcoming 2022 high school football season over the next three weeks, let’s start our Countdown to Kickoff 2022 with a refresher course on a historic season.

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Chartiers Valley poses with the WPIAL championship trophy after defeating Mars in the Class 2A finals May 25 at Robert Morris.
Girls lacrosse champs headline successful school year for Chartiers Valley sports
July 23, 2022
There is change in the air on several fronts as Chartiers Valley’s athletic programs prepare for the 2022-2023 season.

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Chartiers Valley’s Lamont Payne (left) scored seven touchdowns last season.
2022 Trib HSSN Preseason Football All-Star Team: Chartiers Valley’s Lamont Payne
July 10, 2022
Editor’s note: The Tribune-Review and the TribLive High School Sports Network are profiling each member of the 25-player Trib HSSN Preseason Football All-Star team. The players will be recognized July 15 during HSSN Media Day at Kennywood Park.

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Greensburg Central Catholic’s Meghan Zambruno watches her tee shot on No. 18 during the WPIAL Class 2A girls golf championship on Oct. 7, 2021, at Hannastown Golf Club.
Success across sports spectrum leads Greensburg CC to Trib Cup in Class A
July 9, 2022
The battle for the HSSN Trib Cup in Class A in 2021-2022 turned into one of the closest and most unique battles where overall success won out.

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The Neshannock girls basketball team celebrates after defeating Southern Columbia in the PIAA Class 2A championship game March 25 at Giant Center in Hershey.
State champion girls basketball, softball, spirit teams lift Neshannock to Trib Cup in Class 2A
July 8, 2022
After finishing second in the HSSN Trib Cup standings a year ago, Neshannock used a perfect season to claim the top spot.

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North Catholic’s Alayna Rocco celebrates with Dacia Lewandowski after defeating Freedom in the WPIAL Class 3A championship game on Thursday, March. 3, 2022, at Petersen Events Center.
Behind 3 WPIAL champions, North Catholic lifts 3rd straight Trib Cup in Class 3A
July 7, 2022
The North Catholic victory tradition continued to ring loud and clear this past school year.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Jordan Mayer celebrates a tackle for loss against Hampton on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021, at Fridley Field in Hampton.
2022 Trib HSSN Preseason Football All-Star Team: Thomas Jefferson’s Jordan Mayer
Editor’s note: The Tribune-Review and the TribLive High School Sports Network are profiling each member of the 25-player Trib HSSN Preseason Football All-Star team. The players will be recognized July 15 during HSSN Media Day at Kennywood Park.

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Quaker Valley’s Adou Thiero carries the WPIAL championship trophy from the court after defeating Montour in Class 4A final on Thursday, March. 3, 2022, at Petersen Events Center.
Bolstered by 5 WPIAL championship teams, Quaker Valley captures Class 4A Trib Cup
July 6, 2022
Mike Mastroianni was in a no lose situation in this year’s race for the Trib HSSN Cup in Class 4A. He is the athletic director and boys basketball coach at Quaker Valley while he lives in the Montour school district.

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The Hampton boys soccer team celebrates with the WPIAL championship trophy after defeating West Allegheny, 1-0, in the Class 3A final on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, at Highmark Stadium.
Championship teams guide Hampton to top of Class 5A Trib Cup standings
July 5, 2022
Hampton captured three district championships and one state title this past school year, with three of those four coming during the fall sports season.

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North Allegheny seniors celebrate with the trophy after beating Seneca Valley in the WPIAL Class 3A boys volleyball championship Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at UPMC Sports Performance Complex.
North Allegheny again finishes atop Class 6A Trib Cup standings
July 4, 2022
North Allegheny winning the Trib HSSN Cup comes as no surprise. The fact that it was closer than usual made things interesting in the 6A chase.

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Beaver’s Payton List brings the ball upcourt against Montour on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022, at Beaver Area High School.
Beaver’s Payton List tabbed Trib HSSN Girls Athlete of the Year
July 2, 2022
Specialization in one sport became the thing to do for high school athletes in the early years of this century.

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Seneca Valley’s Luke Lawson competes during the 2021 season.
2022 Trib HSSN Preseason Football All-Star Team: Seneca Valley’s Luke Lawson
Editor’s note: The Tribune-Review and the TribLive High School Sports Network are profiling each member of the 25-player Trib HSSN Preseason Football All-Star team. The players will be recognized July 15 during HSSN Media Day at Kennywood Park.

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Mt. Lebanon coach Dori Oldaker claps to encourage her team during a 2019 game against Bethel Park.
Championship girls basketball coach Dori Oldaker steps down at Mt. Lebanon to take spot in South Fayette stands
June 29, 2022
One of the top basketball coaches in the state is putting down her whiteboard and whistle and is preparing to be a fan.

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Avonworth’s Peyton Faulkner competes during the 2021 football season.
2022 Trib HSSN Preseason Football All-Star Team: Avonworth’s Peyton Faulkner
June 27, 2022
Editor’s note: The Tribune-Review and the TribLive High School Sports Network are profiling each member of the 25-player Trib HSSN Preseason Football All-Star team. The players will be recognized July 15 during HSSN Media Day at Kennywood Park.

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Beaver pitcher Payton List delivers against Freeport during their WPIAL Class 4A quarterfinal on Monday, May 23, 2022, at Mars.
2022 Trib HSSN Softball Player of the Year: Beaver’s Payton List
2022 Trib HSSN Softball Player of the Year

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Chartiers Valley softball season punctuated by memorable playoff wins
June 25, 2022
Success isn’t always measured by championships.

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Chartiers Valley’s Sage Gojsovich, Hallie Cowan and Josie Jones celebrate with Juliana Betts (6) after scoring a goal against Mars in the WPIAL Class 2A girls lacrosse championship game May 25 at Robert Morris.
Chartiers Valley girls lacrosse catches lightning in a bottle in WPIAL championship season
The Chartiers Valley girls basketball team’s run of three straight WPIAL championships ended this past season.

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Union starting pitcher Mia Pruehs throws against West Greene in the WPIAL Class A softball championship Wednesday June 1, 2002 at California University.
2022 Trib HSSN Head of the Class: Softball Player and Coach of the Year for each classification
June 24, 2022
This spring, those sitting at head of the softball class had a clear view of so many individual and team standout performances.

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North Allegheny’s Cole Young scores against Central Catholic on Friday, April 22, 2022, at North Allegheny High School.
2022 Trib HSSN Head of the Class: Baseball Player and Coach of the Year for each classification
This spring, those sitting at head of the baseball class had a chance to see a lot of thrilling title runs and some great encore performances.

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Bethel Park’s David Kessler celebrates his double against Selinsgrove during the PIAA Class 5A state championship game June 17 at Penn State.
Trib 10: 4 WPIAL baseball, softball teams end season with PIAA gold
June 22, 2022
The 2022 WPIAL baseball and softball season are in the books.

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Mt. Lebanon lineman Kade Capristo
2022 Trib HSSN Preseason Football All-Star Team: Mt. Lebanon’s Kade Capristo
Editor’s note: The Tribune-Review and the TribLive High School Sports Network are profiling each member of the 25-player Trib HSSN Preseason Football All-Star team. The players will be recognized July 15 during HSSN Media Day at Kennywood Park.

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Neshannock pitcher Addyson Frye hugs head coach Jackie Lash after receiving her gold medal after defeating Conwell-Egan, 4-1, in the PIAA Class 2A state championship game June 17 at Penn State.
Trib HSSN Final 2022 Softball State Rankings
June 21, 2022
Six new PIAA champions were crowned last week at Penn State, thus concluding the 2022 softball season.

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Bethel Park’s Cody Geddes celebrates his solo home run next to Ray Altmeyer during the PIAA Class 5A state championship game against Selinsgrove on June 17 at Penn State.
Trib HSSN Final 2022 State Baseball Rankings
Five new champions and one repeat winner are celebrating 2022 PIAA baseball championships after last week’s finals at Penn State.

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Neshannock’s Neleh Nogay celebrates her double against Conwell-Egan during the PIAA Class 2A championship game on Friday, June 17, 2022, at Penn State.
Trib HSSN Softball Team of the Week for the week ending June 20, 2022
June 20, 2022
Perfection is hard to achieve.

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Avonworth pitcher Alivia Lantzy celebrates with teammates after defeating Lewisburg in the PIAA Class 3A state championship game.
Trib HSSN Softball Player of the Week: Week ending June 19, 2022
The deer may be home, home on the range, but the Antelopes are celebrating in that rare golden field, where only district and state champions go to play.

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Bethel Park pitcher Evan Holewinski throws against West Allegheny during their PIAA Class 5A quarterfinal on Thursday, June 9, 2022, at W&J.
Trib HSSN Baseball Player of the Week: Week ending June 19, 2022
June 19, 2022
When it comes to bright lights on the big stage, Bethel Park junior Evan Holewinski doesn’t crave the spotlight, he just wants his toe on the rubber in the big game.

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Montour seniors accept the state championship trophy after defeating Holy Ghost, 10-9, in the PIAA Class 4A final on June 16, 2022, at Penn State.
Trib HSSN Baseball Team of the Week for the week ending June 19, 2022
Perhaps the Montour baseball team should celebrate the programs first PIAA championship at Kennywood Park, because it was an emotional roller coaster of a season for the Spartans.

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McKeesport’s Bobbie Boyd rushed for 1,545 yards and 16 touchdowns last season.
2022 Trib HSSN Preseason Football All-Star Team: McKeesport’s Bobbie Boyd Jr.
Editor’s note: The Tribune-Review and the TribLive High School Sports Network are profiling each member of the 25-player Trib HSSN Preseason Football All-Star team. The players will be recognized July 15 during HSSN Media Day at Kennywood Park.

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Bethel Park’s Nate Vargo smiles after his bunt brought in two runs against West Allegheny during their PIAA Class 5A quarterfinal June 9.
2022 PIAA Class 5A baseball championship preview: Bethel Park vs. Selinsgrove
June 15, 2022
PIAA Class 5A baseball championship

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Neshannock pitcher Sebastian Coiro celebrates a strikeout against Burgettstown during their PIAA Class 2A state semifinal Monday.
2022 PIAA Class 2A baseball championship preview: Neshannock vs. Everett
PIAA Class 2A baseball championship

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Montour pitcher Dylan Mathiesen throws against West Mifflin during their PIAA Class 4A state semifinal Monday.
2022 PIAA Class 4A baseball championship preview: Montour vs. Holy Ghost Prep
PIAA Class 4A baseball championship

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Seneca Valley’s Maddie Gross is greeted at home after a two-run homer against North Allegheny in the WPIAL 6A softball championship game June 1.
Trib HSSN State Softball Rankings for June 14, 2022
June 14, 2022
Twelve softball teams from across the state have punched their tickets for the final destination of the season: Penn State.

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Bethel Park’s Ryan Petras (right) celebrates with Raymond Altmeyer after scoring against West Allegheny during their PIAA Class 5A quarterfinal on Thursday.
Trib HSSN Baseball State Rankings for June 14, 2022
The path is complete and the stage is set for the 2022 PIAA baseball championships at Penn State on Thursday and Friday.

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Seneca Valley’s Lexie Hames is greeted after a home run against North Allegheny in the WPIAL Class 6A championship Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at Cal (Pa.).
Trib HSSN Softball Team of the Week: Week ending June 12, 2022
June 12, 2022
On April 27, the Seneca Valley softball team lost a third straight game, dropping its record to 5-6.

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Laurel’s Autumn Boyd has 153 strikeouts this season.
Trib HSSN Softball Player of the Week: Week ending June 12, 2022
The Laurel softball machine is used to playing in June.

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Trib HSSN Baseball Team of the Week: Week ending June 12, 2022
Every team in every sport sets goals at the start of the season.

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Bethel Park’s Cody Geddes celebrates after scoring against West Allegheny during their PIAA Class 5A quarterfinal.
Trib HSSN Baseball Player of the Week: Week ending June 12, 2022
The calendar has turned to June.

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West Mifflin’s Jake Walker scores during the 12th inning of the WPIAL Class 4A championship game against Montour on May 31 at Wild Things Park.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on June 13, 2022: Breaking down the road to the state finals for 12 baseball, softball teams
June 11, 2022
Get ready for Semifinals Monday in the PIAA softball and baseball postseasons.

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Mars’ Wesley Scurci celebrates after scoring against Quaker Valley during the WPIAL Class 2A championship game on Thursday, May 26, 2022, at Robert Morris.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for June 11, 2022: Mars, North Allegheny chasing PIAA titles
June 10, 2022
Welcome to Championship Saturday in three spring sports state postseasons.

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Avonworth’s Catherine Barie scores against Karns City after she hit a two-run double during PIAA Class 3A quarterfinal softball action on Thursday, June 9, 2022, at Mars Area High School.
7 WPIAL teams set for PIAA softball semifinals
After a strong start in the opening round of the PIAA softball postseason, the wins kept coming for WPIAL teams in the quarterfinals.

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Bethel Park’s Nate Vargo (left) celebrates with Gianni Magnotti after he scored against West Allegheny during their PIAA Class 5A quarterfinal on Thursday, June 9, 2022, at W&J.
PIAA releases sites, times for baseball semifinals
Five WPIAL teams remain at the midway point of the PIAA baseball postseason.

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Neshannock’s Hunter Newman celebrates after driving in a run during the WPIAL Class 2A championship game against Frazier on June 3 at Cal (Pa.).
Trib HSSN State Softball Rankings for June 8, 2022
June 8, 2022
The goal of ending the school year with a PIAA softball championship is still alive for 48 schools across the state, including the 30 listed below.

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West Allegheny’s Gavin Miller throws to Joe Pustover for a force out against Thomas Jefferson during a PIAA Class 5A first-round game Monday at Washington & Jefferson.
Trib HSSN Baseball State Rankings for June 8, 2022
It only took one round of the 2022 PIAA baseball playoffs to shuffle the Top 5 deck.

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West Mifflin’s Zane Griffaton (15) celebrates with Mike Lydon and Derek Kleinhans after defeating Somerset in their PIAA Class 4A first-round game Monday.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on June 9, 2022: 21 baseball, softball teams alive in state title hunt
Welcome to Quarterfinals Thursday in the PIAA baseball and softball playoffs.

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Seneca Valley’s Mia Ryan tags out North Allegheny’s Megan McDonough in the WPIAL Class 6A softball championship Wednesday, June 1, 2002, at Cal (Pa.).
12 WPIAL softball teams advance to PIAA quarterfinals
June 7, 2022
While opening day of the PIAA baseball playoffs was a mixed bag for district teams, the WPIAL softball qualifiers got a chance to strut their stuff in the first round.

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West Mifflin’s Jake Walker turns a double play over Somerset’s Spencer Marteeny during their PIAA Class 4A first round state playoff game on Monday, June 6, 2022, at West Mifflin High School.
Sites announced for PIAA baseball quarterfinals
It was a rough start to the PIAA baseball postseason for several WPIAL champions.

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Mars’ Wesley Scurci (left) celebrates with Josh Seipp after scoring against Quaker Valley during the WPIAL Class 2A championship game on Thursday, May 26, 2022, at Robert Morris.
                                Mars’ Wes Scurci (left) celebrates with Josh Seipp after scoring against Quaker Valley during the WPIAL Class 2A championship game on May 26 at Robert Morris.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on June 7, 2022: Mars carries banner for WPIAL lacrosse
June 6, 2022
Welcome to Semifinals Tuesday in both the PIAA boys volleyball and lacrosse state playoffs.

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Elizabeth Forward’s Grace Smith talks with Burrell’s Katie Armstrong after their WPIAL Class 4A semifinal Wednesday, May 25, 2022.
What to watch for in the WPIAL: Monday, June 6, 2022
June 5, 2022
And down the stretch they come.

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Union celebrates with the trophy after beating West Greene in the WPIAL Class A softball championship Wednesday June 1, 2022, at Cal (Pa.).
Trib HSSN Softball Team of the Week: Week ending June 5, 2022
The third time was the charm for the Union softball team.

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Armstrong’s Jenna Clontz rounds the bases after hitting a walk-off home run in the bootom of the seventh inning of the WPIAL Class 5A championship game against Penn-Trafford on Friday, June 3, 2022, at California University.
Trib HSSN Softball Player of the Week: Week ending June 5, 2022
The Armstrong softball team entered the WPIAL 5A championship game calm, cool and collected.

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South Park’s Drew Lafferty celebrates his solo homer against Mohawk during the WPIAL Class 3A championship game Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at Wild Things Park.
Trib HSSN Baseball Player of the Week: Week ending June 5, 2022
Last spring, South Park knocked on the WPIAL Class 3A title door and settled for silver.

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West Mifflin’s Devin Matey drives in a run during the 12th inning of the WPIAL Class 4A championship game against Montour on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at Wild Things Park.
Trib HSSN Baseball Team of the Week: Week ending June 5, 2022
Enough was enough.

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West Greene starting pitcher Kiley Meek throws against Union in the WPIAL Class A softball championship Wednesday, June 1, 2002 at Cal (Pa.).
This week on Trib High School Sports Network: Week of June 6, 2022
The long and winding road is coming to an end as 38 district baseball and softball teams prepare for the final athletic event on the school year this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Neshannock’s Neleh Nogay celebrates after driving in a run during the WPIAL Class 2A championship game against Frazier on Friday, June 3, 2022, at Cal (Pa.).
19 WPIAL teams prepare for PIAA softball playoffs
The 2022 PIAA softball playoffs start Monday with 19 WPIAL teams searching for state gold, including recently crowned district winners Seneca Valley, Armstrong, Beaver, Avonworth, Neshannock and Union on the hunt for more treasures.

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Serra Catholic’s Joe DeMoss celebrates his RBI double against Neshannock during the WPIAL Class 2A championship game on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at Wild Things Park.
WPIAL baseball teams set to begin PIAA playoffs
With Mt. Lebanon, West Allegheny, West Mifflin, South Park, Serra Catholic and Union celebrating WPIAL baseball titles earned last week, those schools and 13 other district baseball teams open the 2022 PIAA baseball postseason Monday.

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Mars’ Josh Seipp works past Quaker Valley’s Christian Brown during the WPIAL Class 2A championship game on May 26.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on June 4, 2022: Mars boys lacrosse looks to keep rolling
June 3, 2022
Up until last spring, the PIAA lacrosse playoffs were a dry wasteland for WPIAL programs.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Tyler Smith (left) celebrates with David Shields after scoring the go-ahead run against Upper St. Clair during the WPIAL Class 6A championship game Tuesday at Wild Things Park.
Trib 10: New team in the top spot after WPIAL baseball finals
The gold has been earned this week by the 2022 WPIAL diamond champions as the district baseball and softball postseason comes to an end.

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Avonworth’s Catherine Barie makes a running over-the-shoulder catch on a ball hit by Deer Lakes’ Anna Bokulich in the second inning during the WPIAL Class 3A softball championship game Wednesday	at Cal (Pa.).
Trib HSSN Softball State Rankings for June 2, 2022
June 2, 2022
With a handful of district playoff games remaining throughout the state, attention turns to the pursuit of one of the last championships in the 2021-2022 school year, the PIAA softball crown.

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Serra Catholic’s Zach Karp (16) and Joe DeMoss celebrate after defeating Neshannock, 8-2, in the WPIAL Class 2A championship game Tuesday.
Trib HSSN Baseball State Rankings for June 2, 2022
The regular season is over and the district playoffs are complete across the state.

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Burrell meets for a conference in the pitching circle during a WPIAL Class 4A semifinal against Eizabeth Forward on May 25.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on May 31, 2022: Breaking down the baseball, softball 3rd-place games
May 30, 2022
Life is about second chances. If you come up short of a goal and can hit the second-chance button, golden memories could lie ahead.

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Elizabeth Forward pitcher Shelby Telegdy struck out 12 to get the win as the Warriors clinched the Section 2-4A title with a 5-0 win over Yough on May 11.
Trib HSSN softball team of the week: May 30, 2022
The names change, but the Elizabeth Forward softball program just keeps on humming along victory avenue.

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Beaver pitcher Payton List celebrates a strikeout with Kayla Cornell during their WPIAL Class 4A quarterfinal against Freeport on May 23.
Trib HSSN softball player of the week: May 30, 2022
The way the WPIAL softball postseason schedule set up, with a first-round bye for top seed and defending champion Beaver in the Class 4A playoffs, the Bobcats had 22 days between their season-ending win over Laurel and their quarterfinal opener last Monday against Freeport.

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Norwin catcher Tyler Cupp tags out Upper St. Clair’s Charlie Eberlie at home plate during their game on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at Norwin High School.
Trib HSSN Baseball Team of the Week: May 29, 2022
May 29, 2022
There were some highs and some lows for the Upper St. Clair baseball team in the first year with Jeff Donati as head coach.

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Montour pitcher Mason Sike delivers in the rain against Quaker Valley on Friday, April 8, 2022, at Burkett Field in Robinson.
Trib HSSN Baseball Player of the Week: May 29, 2022
After a season opening loss to Archbishop Stepinac of New York, the Montour baseball team ripped off 15 consecutive wins to run away with the Section 2-4A title and firmly place itself as the team to beat in Class 4A.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Eli Heidenreich makes a catch in left field against Central Catholic during their WPIAL Class 6A semifinal on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, at West Mifflin High School.
This week on Trib HSSN: Week of May 30, 2022
When the first big summer holiday weekend is completed and the picnic baskets have been put away, it will be time to bring out the hardware and celebrate the district diamond championships this week here on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Mt. Lebanon’s AJ Stettler turns a double play against Central Catholic during their WPIAL Class 6A semifinal on May 24.
Trib 10: Power rankings shuffled with WPIAL baseball, softball championships on horizon
May 27, 2022
Three rounds are in the books with one golden game remaining in the 2022 district baseball and softball playoffs.

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The Mars Fightin’ Planets celebrate their fifth straight WPIAL Class 2A title on May 27, 2021.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on March 26, 2022: Mars lacrosse hunts another title
May 25, 2022
Last spring, Mars became the most decorated boys lacrosse program in WPIAL history with a fifth consecutive Class 2A championship.

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Peters Township’s Wes Parker is mobbed by teammates after driving in the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning of their WPIAL Class 5A quarterfinal against Penn-Trafford on May 19.
Trib HSSN State Baseball Rankings for May 25, 2022
There was little movement in this week’s Trib HSSN state baseball rankings as the district playoffs move into the final week.

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Penn-Trafford catcher Madison Rapp celebrates with pitcher Mia Smith after defeating Chartiers Valley in a WPIAL Class 5A semifinal Tuesday.
Trib HSSN State Softball Rankings for May 25, 2022
As we head to the holiday weekend, all is quiet on the elite state softball front.

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North Allegheny senior Caleb Schall (2) attempts to set Varun Kaveti (34) up for a kill against Penn-Trafford May 23, 2022, in a WPIAL Class 3A volleyball semifinal at Fox Chapel.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for May 25, 2022: Boys volleyball, lacrosse titles up for grabs
The district gold starts to flow Wednesday with two WPIAL boys volleyball and three district lacrosse title matches.

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Armstrong’s Emma Smerick scores behind North Hills catcher Abigail Scheller during last season’s PIAA Class 5A semifinals.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on May 24, 2022: Softball rivalry writes another chapter
May 23, 2022
Some of the best rivalries in sports were born from postseason clashes.

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Penn-Trafford pitcher Mia Smith delivers against Connellsville last season.
Trib HSSN Softball Player of the Week for May 23, 2022
Veteran high school teams that have a roster of players who have had a taste of the sweet and bitter of the postseason sometimes need to bring their emotions down a level to remain focused on the task at hand.

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Montour pitcher Dylan Mathiesen delivers against Beaver on Monday, April 25, 2022, at Burkett Park in Robinson.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for May 23, 2022: Rematches set for baseball playoffs
May 22, 2022
Welcome to Semifinals Monday in the 2022 WPIAL baseball playoffs.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Alec Warden celebrates with pitcher Brady Haberman after defeating Chartiers Valley, 1-0, in their WPIAL Class 5A quarterfinal on Thursday, May 19, 2022, at West Mifflin High School.
Trib HSSN Baseball Team of the Week: May 22, 2022
The funny thing about momentum in sports: It doesn’t always carry over from the regular season to the postseason.

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Trib HSSN Softball Team of the Week: May 22, 2022
If championships were determined on paper, rankings and all of the statistic and sabermetrics you could discover would determine which teams win the gold.

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West Allegheny’s Cam Davis scores against Hopewell on Monday, May 9, 2022, at Hopewell.
This week on Trib HSSN for Week of May 22, 2022
It’s a big week of setting up diamond title games while crowning some district spring sports champions this week here on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Trib HSSN Baseball Player of the Week: May 22, 2022
There are two things you can say about the Mohawk baseball team.

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Chartiers Valley coach Tim McConnell yells from the bench during the PIAA Class 5A state championship game against Cardinal O’Hara on March 25.
Q and A with former Chartiers Valley basketball coach Tim McConnell
May 21, 2022
The district basketball world was stunned earlier this month when one of the most decorated coaches in WPIAL history decided to make a change and leave the school he had been at for nearly three decades.

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Chartiers Valley boys tennis team scratches out playoff spot
For the second straight spring, the Chartiers Valley boys tennis team finished fourth in rugged Section 4-3A.

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Peters Township’s Wes Parker runs from teammates after driving in the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning of their WPIAL Class 5A quarterfinal against Penn-Trafford on Thursday, May 19, 2022, at West Mifflin High School.
5 WPIAL teams in Trib HSSN state baseball rankings for May 20, 2022
May 20, 2022
With two weeks left before the start of the PIAA postseason, the days of losing and hoping to cling to a spot in the Trib HSSN state baseball rankings are done.

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Frazier first baseman Delaney Warnick stretches to get Mt. Pleasant’s Emma Scanlon on a ground out to third base Friday, May 13, 2022.
Beaver, Frazier lead WPIAL teams in Trib HSSN state softball rankings for May 20, 2022
If they haven’t already, the districts that make up the PIAA are holding their softball playoffs to determine district crowns and state softball qualifiers.

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Peters Township’s Bryce Thompson rounds the bases after hitting a home run against Penn-Trafford during their WPIAL Class 5A quarterfinal on Thursday, May 19, 2022, at West Mifflin High School.
Peters Township baseball, Beaver softball stay atop Trib 10 power rankings
The 2022 WPIAL baseball and softball playoffs are through the first round and in some classifications, the quarterfinals are in the books as well.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Elias Lippincott rounds the bases during a WPIAL Class 5A first-round playoff game against Latrobe on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at Hempfield.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on May 19, 2022: Upset winners to meet in 5A baseball
May 19, 2022
While there were very few upsets in the first round of the WPIAL 5A, 3A, 2A and Class A baseball playoffs, there was one quadrant in the 5A tournament that blew up big time.

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Hempfield’s Ethan Erhard delivers against Upper St. Clair on April 5.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on May 18, 2022: Class 6A baseball gets going
May 18, 2022
While there aren’t as many district baseball and softball games schedule for Wednesday as there were on Super Tuesday, Mother Nature may have the final say on how many games are played as the first round concludes.

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Franklin Regional’s Caden Smith celebrates with teammates after scoring against Kiski Area on May 3.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on May 16, 2022: Baseball playoffs heat up with 29 clashes
May 16, 2022
Tuesday is loaded with spring sports postseason action with something for everyone on the playoff menu.

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Trib HSSN Softball Team of the Week for May 16, 2022
After a 5-1 start to the season, including three games at the Ripken Experience in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., the Waynesburg softball team lost three of its next five games.

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Trib HSSN Softball Player of the Week for May 16, 2022
On the brink of any postseason, it’s natural to look for trends that might help identify those teams that could make a long run in the playoffs and those that might be exiting quickly.

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Norwin’s Kira Phipps scores behind North Allegheny catcher Sydni Junker Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at Norwin Middle School .
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on May 16, 2022: Baseball, softball playoffs begin
May 15, 2022
Welcome to opening day of the 2022 WPIAL baseball, softball and lacrosse playoffs.

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Latrobe’s Josie Straigis (11) is mobbed by teammates after hitting a two-run home run against Thomas Jefferson on April 21.
Trib HSSN broadcasts set to begin for baseball, softball, spring sports playoffs
The curtain is about to rise on the final district party of the school year. Let the games of the 2022 spring sports postseason begin this week here on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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West Allegheny’s Cam Davis (2) celebrates next to Nate Nolan after scoring against Hopewell on May 9.
Trib HSSN Baseball Team of the Week for May 15, 2022
A year after key injuries helped keep the district’s preseason top-ranked team in Class 5A baseball from reaching its potential, most of those key players were returning for what looked like a potentially dominant spring for West Allegheny.

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Knoch pitcher Angelo DeLeonardis throws to first base for an out against Highlands on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, at No Offseason Sports complex in Russellton.
Trib HSSN Baseball Player of the Week for May 15, 2022
Following an 8-2 start to the 2022 baseball season, Knoch hit a rut as April turned to May.

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Bethel Park’s Sandra Soltes celebrates her grand slam as she rounds the bases during the first inning of the 2021 WPIAL Class 6A championship game against Canon-McMillan.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on May 12, 2022: Softball playoff brackets to be unveiled
May 11, 2022
Welcome to springs sports bracketology season.

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Peters Township’s Sam Miller stomps on home plate after hitting a two-run home run against Latrobe in the 2021 WPIAL playoffs.
Trib 10: New team takes top spot in baseball power rankings
The 2022 district baseball and softball regular seasons are in the books.

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Quaker Valley’s Tia Pethel pressures South Fayette’s Bella Rees during their match on April 11.
WPIAL girls lacrosse playoff clinchings through May 10, 2022
Here are the latest WPIAL girls’ lacrosse standings and the final playoff clinchings for the 2022 regular season.

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Hampton’s Sean Donlan plays against Fox Chapel on April 6.
WPIAL boys lacrosse playoff clinchings through May 10, 2022
Here are the latest WPIAL boys’ lacrosse standings and the final district playoff clinchings for the 2022 season.

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Seneca Valley’s Aidan Uher sets the ball during a match against North Allegheny on April 22.
WPIAL boys volleyball playoff clinchings through May 10, 2022
The WPIAL boys volleyball regular season is down to its final days.

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Shady Side Academy’s Sam Bitzer (left) and David Mnuskin celebrate a point in the WPIAL Class 3A Doubles Championship April 27 at North Allegheny.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on May 11, 2022: WPIAL team tennis champs look to repeat
The last of the district boys tennis gold will be handed out Wednesday.

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Penn-Trafford senior Mia Smith uncorks a pitch at practice March 21.
Trib HSSN State Softball Rankings for May 10, 2022
At first glance, this edition of the Trib HSSN state softball rankings may look like a carbon copy of last week’s presentation.

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Seton LaSalle’s Brian Vogel Jr. celebrates a home run during a WPIAL Class 2A semifinal against Serra Catholic on Monday, May 25, 2021.
Trib HSSN State Baseball Rankings for May 10, 2022
With time running out on the 2022 regular season, the elite baseball teams across the state are trying to put their foot down against wholesale changes to the Trib HSSN state baseball rankings.

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Highlands’ Kassidy Cambal collides with Burrell catcher Bella Stewart to score during their game on May 2.
Only 2 spots in WPIAL softball playoff field still up for grabs
May 10, 2022
The WPIAL softball playoff field is nearly set with 80 teams locked and loaded for the postseason.

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Pine-Richland pitcher Tristan Farrar delivers against North Allegheny on May 4.
WPIAL baseball playoff field set
The 2022 WPIAL baseball playoff field is now set with 83 teams ready to battle for six district championships.

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Norwin’s Angelina Pepe runs to third base during a game against Belle Vernon on March 17, 2021, at Norwin High School.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on May 10, 2022: Last few playoff spots on the line
With only days left in the regular season, only a couple of playoff spots remain up for grabs before the WPIAL softball playoff field is complete.

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Trib HSSN Softball Team of the Week for May 9, 2022
Last year, the Charleroi softball team won its last four regular season games to finish in a tie with Carmichaels for second place in Section 3-2A behind Frazier.

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Trib HSSN Softball Player of the Week for May 9, 2022
The Frye family is doing its part for a golden spring at Neshannock.

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Latrobe’s Josie Straigis smiles as she rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run against Thomas Jefferson on April 21.
WPIAL softball playoff clinchings through May 9, 2022
May 9, 2022
The WPIAL softball playoff field is almost set with the regular season nearly in the books.

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Central Catholic pitcher Cade O’Leary reacts to a play against North Allegheny on April 22.
WPIAL baseball playoff clinchings through May 9, 2022
The 2022 WPIAL baseball playoff field is almost set heading into the final days of section play. One more Class 4A team will clinch Tuesday to set the postseason field at 83 teams.

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West Allegheny players celebrate after defeating South Fayette, 11-10, in the bottom of the 11th inning on Thursday, April 14, 2022, in North Fayette.
WPIAL baseball clinchings, playoff scenarios through May 8, 2022
May 8, 2022
In a game with no clock, time is running out on WPIAL baseball teams outside the playoff bubble.

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Shaler’s Cam Murphy slides sfaely into third baseunder Highlands’ Madi Gorny during their game on April 1, 2022, at Highlands High School.
WPIAL softball clinchings, playoff scenarios through May 8, 2022
The WPIAL softball playoff field continues to grow as the regular season continues to shrink.

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Mike Sirianni leads defending champion Quaker Valley into the WPIAL Class 2A tennis semifinals Monday.
What to watch for on Trib HSSN for Monday, May 9, 2022: Baseball, softball, tennis on tap
Welcome to the final week of the WPIAL baseball and softball regular season.

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Hampton’s Vince Matthews drives in a run against Fox Chapel during the second game of a doubleheader on Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at Fox Chapel Area High School.
This week on TribLive High School Sports Network: Week of May 9, 2022
The sun will be shining bright all week on the end of the spring sports regular season and on some postseason bracketology.

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Trib HSSN Baseball Team of the Week for May 8, 2022
After the 2020 season was shut down, the Mt. Lebanon baseball team returned last spring with a young team that finished 11-8 and lost to Butler in the district quarterfinals.

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Freeport’s Carson Wheeler plays against Seton-LaSalle on Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at Freeport Area High School.
WPIAL boys lacrosse standings, playoff clinchings through May 8, 2022
Here are the latest WPIAL boys lacrosse standings and the district playoff clinchings for the 2022 season through May 8.

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Quaker Valley’s Shannon Von Kaenel fires a shot to score against South Fayette on Monday, April 11, 2022, at Chuck Knox Stadium in Leetsdale.
WPIAL girls lacrosse standings, playoff clinchings through May 8, 2022
Here are the latest WPIAL girls lacrosse standings and playoff clinchings for the 2022 regular season through May 8.

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Penn-Trafford’s Dylan Grabowski takes a high pitch during a game against Franklin Regional on Monday, April 4, 2022, at Haymaker Field in Murrysville.
Trib HSSN Baseball Player of the Week for May 8, 2022
Penn-Trafford second baseman Dylan Grabowski loves to golf with his father.

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Derry’s Matt Rhoades scores over Deer Lakes’ Evan Frank (left) and Mason Metzler during their match on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, at Derry Area High School.
WPIAL boys volleyball playoff clinchings through May 8, 2022
The WPIAL boys volleyball regular season is down to the final week of the regular season.

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Jeannette pitcher Michael Mason delivers a pitch against Apollo-Ridge on April 26.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on May 6, 2022: Jeannette baseball could sneak into playoffs
May 6, 2022
A week from Friday, the WPIAL will unveil the brackets on the 2022 district baseball playoffs.

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Bethel Park’s Sandra Soltes drives in two runs with a triple during the 2021 WPIAL Class 6A championship game.
WPIAL softball playoff clinchings through May 5, 2022
May 5, 2022
The WPIAL softball playoff field continues to grow as the regular season continues to shrink.

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Pine-Richland’s Jacob McGuire scores against North Allegheny on Wednesday.
WPIAL baseball playoff clinchings through May 5, 2022
In a game with no clock, time is running out on WPIAL baseball teams outside the playoff bubble.

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Canon-McMillan’s Taylor Eckles connects on a bases-clearing double during a 2021 WPIAL Class 6A semifinal against Norwin.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on May 5, 2022: 6A softball powers vie for section title
May 4, 2022
The Section 1-6A softball championship will be decided Thursday when Mt. Lebanon visits Canon-McMillan.

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Montour’s Brock Janeda dives for a ground ball behind second base during a game against Quaker Valley on April 8.
Trib 10: Top teams stay the same but plenty of changes in baseball, softball power rankings
Finding power late in the baseball regular season can be a tough ask at times.

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Franklin Regional’s Sydney Jackson doubles in front of Armstrong’s Nichole Benvenuti during their game on April 20.
WPIAL softball playoff clinchings through May 4, 2022
The WPIAL softball playoff field continues to grow as the regular season continues to shrink.

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Norwin’s Jake Kendro (18) celebrates his solo home run against Upper St. Clair on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at Norwin High School.
                                Norwin’s Jake Kendro (18) celebrates his solo home run against Upper St. Clair on April 26.
WPIAL baseball playoff clinchings through May 4, 2022
In a game with no clock, time is running out on WPIAL baseball teams outside the playoff bubble.

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Plum’s Dani Pici singles against Kiski Area during a game on April 27.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on May 4, 2022: Softball playoff berths on the line
Win and you’re in. Those four words are sweet music to the ears of any high school team on the bubble as section play winds down.

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North Allegheny pitcher Jack Baumgartel delivers against Central Catholic on April 22.
WPIAL baseball playoff clinchings through May 3, 2022
In a game with no clock, time is running out on WPIAL baseball teams outside the playoff bubble.

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Halifax’s Ryan Stahl scores behind Eden Christian Academy catcher Malachi Manges in the first inning during the PIAA Class A Baseball Championship on Thursday, June17, 2021 at Beard Field in State College Pa.
Eden Christian, Serra Catholic stay at No. 1 in Trib HSSN state baseball rankings
May 3, 2022
Last week, 10 teams fell out of the Trib HSSN state baseball rankings.

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Avonworth’s Alivia Lantzy pitches against Mt. Pleasant in a PIAA Class 3A quarterfinal Thursday, June 10, 2021.
Avonworth, Beaver stand atop Trib HSSN state softball rankings
One little slip is all it takes sometimes to lose your grip.

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Norwin’s Ashley Laukus ties for first place in the girls high jump during the Wildcat Invitational on April 8.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on May 3, 2022: Team track semifinals set
Rain may affect a busy day of WPIAL baseball and softball Tuesday, but barring storms, the district postseason should begin for one spring outdoor sport.

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Trib HSSN Softball Team of the Week for May 2, 2022
Perennial softball power West Allegheny had hit a wall. After winning five of its first six games and tying for the top spot in Section 4-5A, the Indians dropped two out of three section games and fell into a tie for second place, two games out of first.

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Trib HSSN Softball Player of the Week for May 2, 2022
North Hills was cruising out of the gates this spring in defense of its WPIAL Class 5A softball section crown, winning its first three games by a combined score of 37-5.

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Central Catholic pitcher Cade O’Leary reacts after getting a strikeout to end an inning against North Allegheny on April 22.
WPIAL baseball playoff clinchings through May 2, 2022
In a game with no clock, time is running out on WPIAL baseball teams outside the playoff bubble.

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North Hills’ Hanna Murphy drives in the game-ending run against Armstrong in the 2021 WPIAL Class 5A championship game.
WPIAL softball playoff clinchings through May 2, 2022
The WPIAL softball playoff field continues to grow as the regular season continues to shrink.

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Deer Lakes pitcher Maddie Kee delivers against Valley on Thursday, April 28, 2022, at Valley High School.
WPIAL softball playoff clinchings through May 1, 2022
May 1, 2022
The WPIAL softball playoff field is a bit of a mixed bag. Some sections are caught up and postseason berths are nearly complete while others are lagging behind with a lot of section ball to be played over the next week.

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Norwin catcher Tyler Cupp tags out Upper St. Clair’s Charlie Eberlie at home plate during their game on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at Norwin High School.
WPIAL baseball playoff clinchings through May 1, 2022
In a game with no clock, time is running out on WPIAL baseball teams outside the playoff bubble.

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Chartiers Valley’s Sage Gojsovich celebrates after scoring during a game against Plum on Thursday, April 7, 2022, at Plum High School.
WPIAL girls lacrosse standings, playoff clinchings through May 1, 2022
Here are the latest WPIAL girls lacrosse standings and playoff clinching’s for the 2022 regular season through May 1.

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Pitcher/first baseman Cam Marshalwitz helped Hampton start 8-0 in Section 2-5A.
Trib HSSN Baseball Player of the Week for May 1, 2022
Last year, Hampton finished in fourth place in Section 2-5A with an overall record of 7-11.

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Hempfield’s Joe Fiedor smiles after reaching first base against Upper St. Clair on April 5, 2022, at Hempfield Area High School.
Trib HSSN broadcasts for week of May 2-7
We welcome with open arms the month of May, warmer weather and the stretch run of the 2022 scholastic spring sports season this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Shenango coach Larry Kelly talks with his players before Gabrial Yanssens’ decisive at-bat that drove in the go-ahead run against Seton LaSalle in the WPIAL Class 2A final on June 2, 2021, at Wild Things Park.
Trib HSSN Baseball Team of the Week for May 1, 2022
WPIAL defending 2A baseball champion Shenango entered last week looking up in the standings at Riverside, Laurel and Neshannock and fighting for a playoff spot, only a half-game in front of South Side for fourth place in Section 2-2A.

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Cam Ward and his North Allegheny teammates face rival Pine-Richland on Monday.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for May 2, 2022: Baseball, softball section play wraps up
Welcome to May, where the regular season continues to wind down, and the postseason is two weeks away.

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Freeport’s Kade Kronen plays against Seton-LaSalle on Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at Freeport Area High School.
WPIAL boys lacrosse standings, playoff clinchings through May 1, 2022
Here are the WPIAL boys lacrosse standings and the district playoff clinchings for the season through May 1.

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Penn Trafford’s Mia Smith pitches against Hempfield last season.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on April 29, 2022: Section title up for grabs when P-T, TJ meet
April 28, 2022
Four years ago, the Thomas Jefferson and Penn-Trafford softball teams met in a WPIAL Class 5A quarterfinal playoff game.

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Armstrong’s Cassidy Adams celebrates her RBI double against Franklin Regional on April 20.
WPIAL clinched: Softball playoff picture through April 27, 2022
The WPIAL softball playoff field is a bit of a mixed bag. Some sections are caught up and postseason berths are nearly complete while others are lagging behind with a lot of section ball to be played over the next 10 days.

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Hempfield’s Ethan Erhard celebrates during a game against Upper St. Clair on April 5.
WPIAL clinched: Baseball playoff picture through April 27, 2022
In a game with no clock, time is running out on WPIAL baseball teams outside the playoff bubble.

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Montour’s Ryan Gallagher watches his RBI base hit against Quaker Valley on April 8.
Trib 10: New team takes over top spot in baseball power rankings
For the first time this spring, there has been a changing of the guard at the top of the baseball mountain.

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Butler’s Madden Clement delivers against Seneca Valley last season.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on April 28, 2022: Butler baseball looks to climb section ladder
April 27, 2022
Things can change quickly in Section 1-6A baseball in the WPIAL.

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Hempfield pitcher Riley Miller delivers a pitch in a scrimmage March 16 against Ligonier Valley.
Trib HSSN state softball rankings for April 27, 2022
Some nice weather later last week and early this week allowed for high school softball teams around the commonwealth a chance to play catch-up with their schedules.

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South Park’s Drew Laffery plays in the 2021 WPIAL Class 3A championship game against Hopewell.
Trib HSSN state baseball rankings for April 27, 2022
April may have started with some expected tomfoolery on a day set aside to fool folks; however, the winds of change are blowing cold and dank as far as the state baseball rankings are concerned as the month comes to an end.

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Avonworth’s Alivia Lantzy pitches against Mt. Pleasant in a PIAA Class 3A quarterfinal last season.
Trib HSSN Softball Team of the Week for April 25, 2022
April 25, 2022
The Avonworth softball team was one of the few district schools to pack its bags and head south as the new season opened in March.

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Trib HSSN Softball Players of the Week for April 25, 2022
In a week when most district teams were fortunate to play ball once, Chartiers-Houston was able to win two big games against teams in the hunt for the Section 1-2A title. Thus, the options for softball standouts are twice as nice.

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Franklin Regional senior Andrew Allen (left) and his brother, junior Aaron Allen, met in the Section 1-3A singles finals April 6, 2022.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for April 26, 2022: WPIAL doubles tournament commences
Two weeks ago, the WPIAL handed out its first championship of the spring at the district boys singles tennis tournament.

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North Allegheny’s Cole Young bats against Central Catholic on Friday, April 22, 2022, at North Allegheny High School.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for April 25, 2022: Baseball, softball playoff hunt begins
April 24, 2022
The final full week of April sees the chase for playoff spots in both WPIAL baseball and softball heat up.

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Trib HSSN Baseball Team of the Week for April 24, 2022
Defending WPIAL Class 3A baseball champion Hopewell entered last week tied for first place with Ellwood City, one game ahead of Mohawk and New Brighton in a crowded top in Section 1-3A.

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Chartiers Valley’s Josie Jones celebrates after scoring against Plum during a game on Thursday, April 7, 2022, at Plum High School.
WPIAL girls lacrosse standings through April 24, 2022
Here are the latest WPIAL girls lacrosse standings for the 2022 season through April 24.

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Hampton’s Joey Nelson plays against Fox Chapel on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, at Fridley Field in Hampton.
WPIAL boys lacrosse standings through April 24, 2022
Here are the latest WPIAL boys lacrosse standings for the 2022 season through April 24.

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Trib HSSN Baseball Player of the Week for April 24, 2022
Through the first eight games of the season, the Peters Township baseball team was perfect.

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Hempfield’s Carson Shuglie celebrates his double against Upper St. Clair on April 5, 2022, at Hempfield Area High School.
This week on Trib HSSN for April 25-30, 2022
We close out April and turn the page to the second half of the spring sports regular season this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Chartiers Valley football coach Aaron Fitzpatrick
It’s ‘go time’ for new Chartiers Valley football coach
April 23, 2022
The move earlier this month was no April Fool’s joke.

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Chartiers Valley’s comeback Colts in thick of tough section baseball race
The early part of the 2022 Chartiers Valley baseball schedule has played out like a day at a great amusement park. An occasional bump in the road, but one thrill ride after another that leaves you on top of the world and wanting more as you leave the park.

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Beaver pitcher Payton List throws against Highlands during the PIAA Class 4A softball semifinals last season.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on April 23, 2022: Top 2 teams in Class 4A softball to meet
April 22, 2022
A long and soggy week of WPIAL softball will conclude on a bright note with the sun shining on one of the top Class 4A game to this point in the season.

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What to watch for in WPIAL sports on April 22, 2022: Slugging softball teams to square off
Following a wet week and assuming the fields are playable, it will be a busy Friday on the diamonds in both WPIAL softball and baseball.

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Hempfield pitcher Riley Miller delivers a pitch in a scrimmage March 16, 2022, against Ligonier Valley.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for April 21, 2022: Softball showdowns set in Class 6A, 4A
April 20, 2022
A couple of showdowns in Class 6A and 4A highlight a busy Thursday around the softball diamonds.

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Cody Geddes and the Bethel Park Black Hawks are 7-0 this season.
Bethel Park baseball, Beaver softball remain atop Trib 10 power rankings
Cold or warm, wet or dry, there has been a lot of change this spring on a day-to-day basis.

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West Allegheny’s Anthony Pass celebrates after driving in the winning run in the bottom of the 11th inning against South Fayette on Thursday.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on April 20, 2022: 4-way baseball battle for section top spot
April 19, 2022
Last year, WPIAL Section 3-5A baseball produced three champions as Shaler, South Fayette and West Allegheny finished tied for first place with 8-2 records.

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Armstrong’s Emma Paul pulls a the really from Nichole Benvenuti for a force out on North Hills’ Kassidy Eittig during the PIAA Class 5A softball semifinals last season.
Trib HSSN state softball rankings for April 19, 2022
While there was a seven-team shuffle in and out of the state baseball rankings, the girls tread lightly this past week on the damp softball diamonds, leading to few changes in the weekly Trib HSSN state softball rankings from last week.

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Montour’s Brock Janeda celebrates after tagging out Quaker Valley’s Nick Allen at second base on April 8.
Trib HSSN state baseball rankings for April 19, 2022
Things around state baseball diamonds have been pleasant for a few days, then into a deep chill the rest of the week, or vice-versa. That not only describes the weekly weather pattern thus far in April, it also covers the results from games played last week by teams in the Trib HSSN state baseball rankings.

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What to watch for in WPIAL sports on April 19, 2022: Section contenders collide in boys volleyball
April 18, 2022
Tuesday will probably be another good day in Western Pa. to use your inside voice.

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Pine-Richland pitcher Gabriella Aughton delivers during the Rams’ WPIAL Class 6A semifinal against Canon-McMillan last season.
Trib HSSN Softball Team of the Week for April 18, 2022
The 2022 Trib HSSN Softball Teams of the Week have been Ram tough. Last week it was Ligonier Valley, this week, Pine-Richland takes the honor.

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Yough pitcher Emma Augustine delivers a pitch in a scrimmage against Latrobe on March 22.
Trib HSSN Softball Player of the Week for April 18, 2022
Yough entered last week with a 1-1 record in Section 2-4A.

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What to watch for in WPIAL sports for April 18, 2022: No. 1 Bethel Park to face No. 3 Peters Township in baseball
April 17, 2022
Monday will be a quiet day around the district with most schools enjoying one more day of their Easter break.

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Trib HSSN Baseball Team of the Week for April 17, 2022
The early part of the 2022 Chartiers Valley baseball schedule has played out like spending the day at a great amusement park. An occasional bump in the road, but one thrill ride after another that leaves you on top of the world and wanting more as you leave the park.

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Trib HSSN Baseball Player of the Week for April 17, 2022
There were a lot of exciting WPIAL baseball games last week, but when it comes to wild, down-to-the-wire diamond action, it would hard to beat the home-and-home series between Indiana and Highlands.

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West Allegheny’s Nate Nolan is tagged out after driving in the tying run in the bottom of the seventh inning against South Fayette on Thursday, April 14, 2022, in North Fayette.
This week on Trib HSSN for April 18-23, 2022
You don’t have to search high or low for your tasty treats of high school sports broadcasts this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Hampton goalie Kaden Hoolahan plays against Fox Chapel on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, at Fridley Field in Hampton.
WPIAL boys lacrosse standings through April 17, 2022
Here are the latest WPIAL boys lacrosse standings for the 2022 season through April 17.

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Chartiers Valley’s Josie Jones looks to pass during a game against Plum on Thursday, April 7, 2022, at Plum High School.
WPIAL girls lacrosse standings through April 17, 2022
Here are the latest WPIAL girls lacrosse standings for the 2022 regular season through April 17.

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Derry’s Matt Rhoades sets a pass during the Trojans’ game against Deer Lakes on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, at Derry Area High School.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for April 14, 2022: Key section volleyball matches on tap
April 14, 2022
Thursday marks another busy night of WPIAL boys volleyball as section play inches closer to the midway point of the regular season.

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Beaver second baseman Corbin Sevcik holds up the ball after tagging out Kiski Area’s Lebryn Smith during their game on Thursday, March 31, 2022, at Hardy Field in Brighton.
Softball teams maintain spots in latest Trib 10 power rankings; Beaver, Laurel baseball enter
You can call it staying power, or you can acknowledge that Mother Nature has not permitted enough WPIAL baseball or softball games to be played over the past week.

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Washington’s Ron Faust, one of WPIAL’s most successful basketball coaches, retires
April 13, 2022
After stints of 28 and eight years as head coach of the Washington boys basketball program, Ron Faust, one of the most successful coaches in WPIAL history, has stepped down again.

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Laurel’s Abbie Miles rounds the bases after homering against Frazier in a 2021 WPIAL Class 2A semifinal.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on April 12, 2022: Repeat softball champs square off
April 12, 2022
Seven years ago, the Neshannock softball team was in search of a trifecta of district softball crowns after winning WPIAL Class A championships in 2013 and 2014.

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Beaver’s Payton List reacts after hitting a three-run double against Elizabeth Forward in the 2021 PIAA quarterfinals.
Trib HSSN State Softball Rankings for April 12, 2022
Most of the 30 teams in the inaugural Trib HSSN state softball rankings from last week found their journey to this week’s top five to be smooth sailing.

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Serra Catholic’s Zach Black tries to throw out Seton LaSalle’s Brett Wagner during a 2021 WPIAL Class 2A semifinal.
Trib HSSN State Baseball Rankings for April 12, 2022
While the weather has been up and down, the weekly Trib HSSN state baseball rankings have been steady from the inaugural edition last week to this week’s version of the diamond fab five.

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Seneca Valley’s Alex Mortier tags out Butler’s Brady Gavula at second base last season.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on April 12, 2022: Teams of the decade meet on diamond
April 11, 2022
The sectional series in WPIAL baseball continue Tuesday with a “battle of the decade” set in Section 1-6A.

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Ligonier Valley catcher Sydnee Foust snags a popup March 16 in a scrimmage against Hempfield.
Trib HSSN Softball Team of the Week for April 11, 2022
Ligonier Valley made quite the splash in WPIAL softball last season.

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Bethel Park junior outfielder Abby Quickel (20) takes off from second base last season.
Trib HSSN Softball Player of the Week for April 11, 2022
The 2021 WPIAL Class 6A softball champion Bethel Park won district gold with a perfect record and didn’t taste defeat until the state playoffs in June.

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South Fayette baseball coach Ken Morgan
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for April 11, 2022: Neighboring Class 5A baseball powers clash
April 10, 2022
Though there is a chance of rain, the temperatures are starting to rise, and just in time for a busy day of WPIAL baseball with 53 section games on Monday’s schedule.

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Trib HSSN sports broadcasts for week of April 11-16
Here comes Peter Cottontail, hopping down the bunny trail with plenty of high school sports action on the way this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Beaver pitcher Carlo Battalini throws against Kiski Area on Thursday, March 31, 2022, at Hardy Field in Brighton.
Trib HSSN Baseball Team of the Week for April 10, 2022
Last year, the Beaver baseball team snuck into the playoffs by winning its last three section games and finishing tied for fourth place with Quaker Valley in Section 2-4A.

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Norwin’s Jacob Kendro (left) celebrates with Ty Stecko after Stecko’s home run against Penn-Trafford in the fourth inning on Friday, March 25, 2022, at Norwin High School.
Trib HSSN Baseball Player of the Week for April 10, 2022
Norwin was the team to beat in Class 6A last season as April turned to May. The Knights were 11-1 and ranked No. 1 in the classification.

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Bethel Park boys lacrosse junior midfielder Troy Volpatti
WPIAL boys lacrosse standings through April 10, 2022
Here are the latest WPIAL boys lacrosse standings for the 2022 season.

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Chartiers Valley goalie Kaitlyn Kuczinski smiles after making a save against Plum on Thursday, April 7, 2022, at Plum High School.
WPIAL girls lacrosse standings through April 10, 2022
Here are the latest WPIAL girls’ lacrosse standings for the 2022 regular season.

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Highlands pitcher Jaycee Haidze delivers during a game against Shaler on April 1.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on April 8, 2022: Early season battles for 1st place on softball diamond
April 7, 2022
Gray and cold and a chance of rain … welcome to another day of WPIAL softball.

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Bethel Park’s David Kessler is hit by a pitch during a game against Fox Chapel last season.
Trib 10: Returning state champs top 1st edition of baseball, softball power rankings
As spring tries to power winter into a thing of the past (good luck), district baseball and softball teams are also flexing their muscles and feeling the power three weeks into the 2022 season.

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What to watch for in WPIAL sports on April 6, 2022: Matchups of top teams on boys volleyball court
April 6, 2022
A share of the early lead in WPIAL boys volleyball Section 3-2A is up for grabs Thursday when defending champion Seton LaSalle visits Trinity.

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Armstrong starting pitcher Cameryn Sprankle throws against Lampeter-Strasburg during the PIAA Class 5A softball championship game last season.
Trib HSSN State Softball Rankings for April 6, 2022
Nearly three weeks into a new season and we lift the curtain on the inaugural Trib HSSN state softball rankings.

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Bethel Park catcher John Chalus tags out Fox Chapel’s Vinny Reiber at home plate last season.
Trib HSSN State Baseball Rankings for April 6, 2022
Spring has sprung as trees and flowers blossom, the mercury is (slowly) rising, and we have the return of the weekly Trib HSSN state baseball rankings.

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Beaver starting pitcher Payton List throws against Tunkhannock during the PIAA Class 4A softball championship on Thursday, June 17, 2021, at Beard Field in State College.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for April 6, 2022: Key softball games scheduled
April 5, 2022
Weather permitting, Wednesday is lined up and down with WPIAL section softball games still in the early days of the 2022 season.

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North Hills’ Royce Parham scores against Fox Chapel’s Russell Fenton during the WPIAL Class 6A championship game on March 5, 2022, at Petersen Events Center.
2022 Trib HSSN Head of the Class: WPIAL boys basketball’s best in each classification
There were a lot of players and coaches who put in plenty of time on the basketball court this season to be the best they could be.

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North Catholic’s Alayna Rocco scores against Freedom during the WPIAL Class 3A championship game on Thursday, March. 3, 2022, at Petersen Events Center.
2022 Trib HSSN Head of the Class: WPIAL girls basketball’s best in each classification
There were a lot of players and coaches who put in plenty of time on the basketball court this season to be the best they could be.

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Latrobe’s Enzo Rodi hits against Ambridge defenders during the 2021 Hempfield Spartan Volleyball Tournament Saturday, April 17, 2021, at Hempfield.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for April 5, 2022: Section boys volleyball matches commence
April 4, 2022
On the same night section play begins in WPIAL Class 2A boys volleyball, a couple of early-season showdowns highlight Tuesday’s Class 3A section schedule.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Ashleigh Connor hoists the WPIAL championship trophy with her teammates after defeating Upper St. Clair in the Class 6A final on Friday, March 4, 2022, at Petersen Events Center.
Mt. Lebanon’s Ashleigh Connor named 2022 TribLive HSSN Girls Basketball Player of the Year
2022 TribLive HSSN Girls Basketball Player of the Year

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The West Allegheny baseball team celebrates Gavin Miller’s home run during their PIAA Class 5A first round playoff game against Franklin Regional on Monday, June 7, 2021, at Latrobe High School.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for April 4, 2022: Section games on tap in baseball, softball
April 3, 2022
Last week, five of the 20 WPIAL baseball sections got the early jump on section games.

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This week on Trib High School Sports Network: Week of April 4, 2022
Section play is in full force in all of the spring sports this week.

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Seton LaSalle celebrates after defeating North Catholic in the 2021 WPIAL Class 2A boys volleyball finals.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on April 1, 2022: Title rematch in boys volleyball
April 1, 2022
While Class 2A teams in WPIAL boys volleyball will have to wait until next week to begin their section schedule, the first full week of the new season ends with a gem of a nonsection match.

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Plum’s Ashley Polakovic makes a catch in front of Maura Marston during their game against Armstrong on May 10, 2021.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on March 31, 2022: Section clashes on softball diamond
March 31, 2022
The final day of March could mark the final day district softball and baseball teams play under warm conditions for a while.

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OLSH’s Jake DiMichele battles Constitution’s Simere Blagman for a loose ball during the PIAA Class 2A state championship game last Friday.
Trib 10: State champs top final WPIAL basketball power rankings
Nine WPIAL basketball teams, the most in PIAA postseason hoops history, participated in the 2022 state championships in Hershey last weekend.

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Shenango pitcher Shane Cato celebrates with Santino Campoli after defeating Seton LaSalle, 2-1, in the WPIAL Class 2A championship game on June 2, 2021, at Wild Things Park.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on March 30, 2022: With sun shining, let’s play 2
March 29, 2022
After a frigid start to the 2022 district baseball season, temperatures near 70 degrees with no precipitation will be welcomed before the mercury dips again later in the week.

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OLSH’s Jake DiMichele celebrates after hitting a 3-pointer during the PIAA Class 2A state championship game against Constitution on March 25 at Giant Center in Hershey.
Trib HSSN final boys basketball state rankings for 2021-22
The 2022 PIAA boys basketball championships are in the books with five new state champions and one perfect repeat performance.

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The Neshannock girls basketball team celebrates with the state championship trophy after defeating Southern Columbia in the PIAA Class 2A final March 25 at Giant Center in Hershey.
Trib HSSN final girls basketball state rankings for 2021-22
As it turns out, three twos equal one.

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Fans bundle up to watch Freeport and Armstrong square off in a baseball game at Freeport Community Park last Friday.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on March 29, 2022: Bundle up for baseball, softball
March 28, 2022
It will be another hit-or-miss day weather-wise for WPIAL baseball and softball Tuesday.

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Bishop Canevin’s Kai Spears celebrates after scoring against St. John Neumann during the PIAA Class A state championship game Thursday at Giant Center in Hershey.
Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Player of the Week for March 28, 2022
There are 220 miles on the trip from Hershey to Green Tree, a trek that lasts nearly four hours.

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What to watch in high school sports on March 28, 2022: Baseball revs up
March 27, 2022
Most WPIAL baseball teams will get a week of nonsection play in this week before starting their “section series” schedule next week.

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Neshannock’s Mairan Haggerty celebrates after hitting a three-pointer against Southern Columbia during the PIAA Class 2A state championship game Friday, March 25, 2022, at Giant Center in Hershey.
Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Player of the Week: March 27, 2022
Last season, Neshannnock celebrated a second WPIAL girls basketball championship in three years after beating Serra Catholic in the Class 2A finals.

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This week on Trib HSSN: March 28-April 2, 2022
With the winter sports season in the rearview mirror, the road straight ahead is filled with spring sports here on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Chartiers Valley’s Marian Turnbull brings the ball upcourt against Moon during a Section 1-5A game on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, at Chartiers Valley High School.
Senior class celebrates special career with Chartiers Valley girls basketball
March 26, 2022
Their roles may have changed over the four years they have been at Chartiers Valley, but their goals for gold and their success rate in victories will make them one of the most successful groups in WPIAL basketball history.

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Chartiers Valley head coach Brandon Sensor and the Colts finished 8-15 this season.
Chartiers Valley boys basketball looks forward to promising future
In the first three years as head coach of the Chartiers Valley boys basketball program, Brandon Sensor started with a bang with 18 wins and a semifinals berth.

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Mt Pleasant celebrates beating Mid Valley in the PIAA Class 3A softball championship on Friday, June 18, 2021, at Beard Field in University Park .
What to watch for in high school sports for March 25, 2022:
March 24, 2022
As the WPIAL winter sports season concludes with the PIAA basketball championships in Hershey this weekend, the curtain rises Friday on the start of play in spring sports.

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The Bethel Park softball team celebrates Sandra Soltes’ grand slam during the first inning of the WPIAL Class 6A championship game against Canon-McMillan on Thursday, June 3, 2021, at California University.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for March 25, 2022: Baseball, softball season begins
As the WPIAL winter sports season concludes with the basketball state championships in Hershey this weekend, the curtain rises on the start of play in spring sports Friday.

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West Greene starting pitcher Kiley Meek throws against Union during the WPIAL Class A championship on Wednesday June 2, 2021, at Cal (Pa.)’s Lilley Field.
2022 WPIAL Class A softball preseason breakdown
Last spring was a celebration as district athletes returned to the diamonds after the 2020 season was canceled because of the covid-19 shutdowns.

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Union pitcher Jack Vitale (left) celebrates with catcher Nick Vitale after throwing a no-hitter to defeat Riverview, 3-0, in the WPIAL Class A championship game Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at Wild Things Park.
2022 WPIAL Class A baseball preseason breakdown
Last spring was a celebration as district athletes returned to the diamonds after the 2020 season was canceled because of the covid-19 shutdowns.

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Aliquippa’s Brandon Banks scores past Avonworth’s Peyton Faulkner during PIAA boys 3A quarterfinal action at New Castle High School.
PIAA basketball factoids for 2022 championship games
March 23, 2022
For the first time since 2019, basketball players and coaches are about to complete a full journey on the Road to Hershey.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Reagan Murdoch is fouled by Bethel Park’s Ella Sabatos during their WPIAL Class 6A semifinal on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022, at UMPC Events Center in Moon.
Trib 10 teams head to Hershey for PIAA championship games
Three boys and two girls WPIAL basketball teams saw their dreams of merging gold and chocolate together come to an end last week with a loss in the PIAA semifinals.

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Neshannock head coach Luann Grybowski celebrates after a Lancers’ score during the WPIAL Class 2A championship game against OLSH on Friday, March. 4, 2022, at Petersen Events Center.
Trib HSSN Girls Basketball State Rankings for March 22, 2022
March 22, 2022
The top two heading into the semifinals remain the top two in four of the six classifications entering championship weekend in Hershey.

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Aliquippa’s Cameron Lindsey celebrates after defeating South Allegheny in a PIAA Class 3A state semifinal on Saturday, March 19, 2022, at Highlands High School.
Trib HSSN boys basketball state rankings for March 22, 2022
The stage is set for the final weekend of high school basketball in the 2022 season as the top 12 boys hoops teams descend on the Giant Center in Hershey in an attempt to win state gold.

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Payton List (left) and her Beaver teammates went 21-0 last season.
2022 WPIAL Class 4A softball preseason breakdown
March 21, 2022
Last spring was a celebration as district athletes returned to the diamonds after the 2020 season was canceled because of the covid-19 shutdowns.

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Blackhawk’s Jarrod Malagise drives in a run against Highlands during a WPIAL Class 4A quarterfinal on Monday, May 24, 2021, at Fox Chapel High School.
2022 WPIAL Class 4A baseball preseason breakdown
Last spring was a celebration as district athletes returned to the diamonds after the 2020 season was canceled because of covid-19 shutdowns.

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OLSH’s Jake DiMichele scores over Fort Cherry’s Dylan Roger in the first half during the WPIAL Class A championships Saturday, March 5, 2022, at Petersen Events Center.
Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Player of the Week for March 21, 2002
As a junior in 2021, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart guard Jake DiMichele averaged more than 30 points in leading the Chargers to another WPIAL and a PIAA championship in what was a perfect season.

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Franklin Regional forward Chase Williams beats South Fayette goalie Brandon Timmins on a penalty shot with 1:47 left in the PIHL semifinal March 15, 2022.
What to watch for in high school sports for March 21, 2022: More PIHL titles on the line
Welcome to Day 2 of the PIHL Penguins Cup Championships.

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Bishop Canevin’s Amari Evans dunks against Union during the WPIAL Class A championship game.
Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Team of the Week: March 21, 2022
In a one-week span last March, the Bishop Canevin boys basketball team went from the highest of highs to the lowest of lows.

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Pitcher Mia Smith is one of the top returners for Penn-Trafford.
2022 WPIAL Class 5A softball preseason breakdown
March 20, 2022
Last spring was a celebration as district athletes returned to the diamonds after the 2020 season was canceled because of the covid-19 shutdowns.

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Franklin Regional defeated Bethel Park for the 2021 WPIAL Class 5A baseball cahmpionship.
2022 WPIAL Class 5A baseball preseason breakdown
Last spring was a celebration as district athletes returned to the diamond after the 2020 season was canceled because of covid-19 shutdowns.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Ashleigh Connor works against Bethel Park’s Emma Dziezgowski during their WPIAL Class 6A semifinal on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022, at UMPC Events Center in Moon.
Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Player of the Week: March 20, 2022
Down through the years, there are plenty of examples of elite WPIAL basketball players who kicked it into another gear in their final high school postseason as their outstanding scholastic careers were winding down.

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Aliquippa’s Cameron Lindsey scores against South Allegheny’s Ethan Kirkwood during their PIAA Class 3A state semifinal on Saturday, March 19, 2022, at Highlands High School.
This week on Trib HSSN: March 21-27, 2022
The transition becomes official in both seasons and scholastic sports as we move from the conclusion of winter sports to the start of spring sports this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Norwin goalie Owen Burmeister makes a diving save against North Catholic on Feb. 15, 2022, at UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry.
What to watch in high school sports on March 21, 2022: PIHL titles up for grabs
Welcome to the PIHL Penguins Cup Championships.

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Neshannock’s Neleh Nogay (center) celebrates with Addilae Watts (left) and Aaralyn Nogay after defeating OLSH in the WPIAL Class 2A championship game on Friday, March. 4, 2022, at Petersen Events Center.
Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Team of the Week: March 20, 2022
Before this season, the PIAA playoffs started a week after the district championships were played.

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Bethel Park’s Sandra Soltes smiles as she rounds the bases after hitting her second home run during the WPIAL Class 6A championship game against Canon-McMillan on Thursday, June 3, 2021, at California University.
2022 WPIAL Class 6A softball preseason breakdown
March 19, 2022
Last spring was a celebration as district athletes returned to the diamonds after the 2020 season was canceled because of covid-19 shutdowns.

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North Allegheny’s Cole Young celebrates with teammates after scoring against Butler during their WPIAL Class 6A semifinal on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, at Matulevic Field in Shaler.
2022 WPIAL Class 6A baseball preseason breakdown
Last spring was a celebration as district athletes returned to the diamonds after the 2020 season was canceled because of covid-19 shutdowns.

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OLSH’s Dawson Summers blocks the shot of Fort Cherry’s Adam Wolfe during the WPIAL Class 2A boys basketball final on Saturday, March 5, 2022, at Petersen Events Center.
What to watch for in high school sports for March 19, 2022: Teams chasing PIAA finals berths
March 18, 2022
Welcome to Semifinals Saturday in the PIAA basketball playoffs.

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Neshannock’s Mairan Haggerty celebrates after hitting a 3-pointer against OLSH during the WPIAL Class 2A championship game on Friday, March. 4, 2022, at Petersen Events Center.
What to watch for in high school sports for March 18, 2022: Basketball semifinals tip off
March 17, 2022
Welcome to Semifinals Friday in the PIAA basketball playoffs.

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Quaker Valley’s Daniel Bartels celebrates with Markus Frank during their PIAA Class 4A first round state playoff game against Hickory on Tuesday, March 8, 2022, in Leetsdale.
Quaker Valley rises to top of Trib 10 basketball power rankings
For the second week in a row, there is a change at the top of the boys and girls Trib 10 power rankings, and the field of district teams still alive for state gold continues to dwindle.

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North Catholic’s Tori Drevna shoots a 3-pointer next to Freedom’s Shaye Bailey during the WPIAL Class 3A championship game on Thursday, March. 3, 2022, at Petersen Events Center.
PIAA semifinal games to be broadcast on Trib HSSN
The PIAA basketball playoffs have reached the final four this weekend here on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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What to watch for in high school sports for March 17, 2022: Division II semifinals on tap
March 16, 2022
PIHL semifinals week concludes Thursday with a pair of Division II games at RMU Island Sports Center on Neville Island.

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Bishop Canevin’s Trey Champine scores past Union defenders during the WPIAL Class A championship game on Thursday, March. 3, 2022, at Petersen Events Center.
Trib HSSN boys basketball state rankings for March 16, 2022
We have seen in the past, complete turmoil takes over this time of year when it comes to the state rankings with so many head-to-head clashes.

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North Catholic’s Anastasia Peterson celebrates after scoring next to Freedom’s Cadence Gorajewski during the WPIAL Class 3A championship game on Thursday, March. 3, 2022, at Petersen Events Center.
Trib HSSN girls basketball state rankings for March 16, 2022
Eleven girls basketball teams saw two dreams come to an end this past week.

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Avonworth’s Peyton Falukner shoots a 3-pointer over South Allegheny’s Michael Michalski during their WPIAL Class 3A semifinal Feb. 28.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on March 16, 2022: Avonworth, Aliquippa square off
Welcome to Quarterfinals Wednesday in the PIAA basketball playoffs.

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Neshannock’s Neleh Nogay (center) celebrates with Addilae Watts (left) and Aaralyn Nogay after defeating OLSH in the WPIAL Class 2A championship game March 4 at Petersen Events Center.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on March 15, 2022: Shenango gets 4th crack at Neshannock
March 14, 2022
High scoring, mid-scoring or low scoring — none of those have worked yet for the Shenango girls basketball team against rival Neshannock.

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New Castle’s Mike Wells dunks during the fourth quarter of a WPIAL Class 5A semifinal against Gateway on Feb. 28 at UMPC Events Center in Moon.
Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Player of the Week for March 14, 2022
In the past, WPIAL basketball championship game participants always had to deal with the title game hangover.

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North Catholic’s Alayna Rocco shoots a 3-pointer against Laurel during a WPIAL Class 3A quarterfinal Feb. 23 in Cranberry.
Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Player of the Week for March 14, 2022
Being the son or daughter of a high school basketball coach has its ups and downs.

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North Catholic’s Anastasia Peterson battles Freedom’s Shaye Bailey for a loose ball during the WPIAL Class 3A championship game on Thursday, March. 3, 2022, at Petersen Events Center.
Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Team of the Week: March 13, 2022
March 13, 2022
A nice run in the district playoffs landed the Freedom girls basketball team in the Class 3A title game against Section 1 foe North Catholic. The Trojans captured their 21st WPIAL crown with a 48-43 victory.

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New Castle’s Mike Wells battles Gateway’s Taili Thompson for a loose ball during their WPIAL Class 5A semifinal on Monday, Feb. 28, 2022, at UMPC Events Center in Moon.
Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Team of the Week: March 13, 2022
Through six games, the Gateway boys basketball team didn’t look like a district final four team or a state elite eight squad.

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Pine-Richland’s Ryan Peacock takes a shot against Central Catholic during PIHL first round playoff action on Monday, March 7, 2022 at the Baierl Ice Center.
What to watch for in high school sports for March 14, 2022: PIHL semifinals begin
A busy week of high school hockey semifinals action begins Monday.

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Laurel Highlands’ Brandon Davis drives past Highlands’ Bradyn Foster during their PIAA Class 5A second-round game Friday, March 11, 2022, at Norwin High School.
TribLive HSSN sports broadcasts for week of March 14-20, 2022
The fields are dwindling as the postseason pucks reach the final four and the state basketball hits the quarterfinals and semifinals this week here on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Fox Chapel’s Russell Fenton celebrates after a Foxes 3-pointer during the WPIAL Class 6A championship game against North Hills on March 5.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on March 12, 2022: WPIAL, City League champs to clash
March 11, 2022
The second round of the PIAA boys basketball playoffs Saturday is highlighted by a clash of champions in Class 6A.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Ashleigh Connor scores past Upper St. Clair’s Katelyn Robbins and Molly James during the WPIAL Class 6A championship game on Friday, March 4, 2022, at Petersen Events Center.
This weekend on Trib HSSN: March 11-12, 2022
The PIAA individual wrestling concludes while the state basketball playoffs head to Round 2 this weekend here on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Seton LaSalle’s Mallory Daly drives on OLSH’s Mia Grisafi during WPIAL Class 2A semifinal action Monday, Feb. 28, 2022, at Peters Township High School.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for March 11, 2022: Shenango-Seton LaSalle to clash on court
Nine months ago, the two schools met for WPIAL gold. Now Shenango battles Seton LaSalle with a spot in the PIAA girls basketball quarterfinals at stake.

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The Blackhawk girls basketball team celebrates after time expires in the WPIAL Class 4A championship game against Knoch on March 5 at Petersen Events Center.
Trib 10: After WPIAL finals, new teams take top spots in power rankings
March 10, 2022
All year long, the North Hills boys and Chartiers Valley girls basketball programs sat atop the weekly Trib 10 power rankings.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Mac Stout wrestles Quaker Valley’s Patrick Cutchember in the 189-pound final during the 2022 Allegheny County Wrestling Tournament on Jan. 15.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on March 10, 2022: State wrestling championships open in Hershey
The curtain opens on the biggest three days of the year for scholastic wrestling fans.

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North Catholic’s Dacia Lewandowski drives past Freedom’s Olivia Evans during the WPIAL Class 3A championship game Thursday.
Trib HSSN Girls Basketball State Rankings for March 9, 2022
March 9, 2022
With the Road to Hershey open, now the dominoes are starting to fall.

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Quaker Valley’s Adou Thiero drives to the basket against Hickory’s Jackson Pryts during their PIAA Class 4A first-round playoff game Tuesday.
Trib HSSN Boys Basketball State Rankings for March 9, 2022
David Bowie did not have the state boys hoops rankings in mind when he wrote his 1971 hit song, “Changes.”

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Blackhawk’s Alena Fusetti drives between Knoch’s Nina Shaw and Maddie Boyer during the WPIAL Class 4A championship game on Saturday, March 5, 2022, at Petersen Events Center.
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The opening round of the PIAA basketball postseason is set to conclude Wednesday.

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Upper St. Clair’s Rylee Kalocay battles North Allegheny’s Lydia Betz for a loose ball during their WPIAL Class 6A semifinal Feb. 26.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on March 8, 2022: PIAA basketball playoffs tip off
March 7, 2022
The Road to Hershey opens up Tuesday, a lot sooner this year than in past years.

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Bishop Canevin celebrates beating Aquinas Academy in the WPIAL Class A girls basketball championship game Saturday at Petersen Events Center.
Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Team of the Week for March 7, 2022
In each of its five previous WPIAL girls basketball championship runs since 2013, Bishop Canevin had high expectations, with teams that were always seeded in the top four.

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Laurel Highlands’ Rodney Gallagher scores against New Castle’s Mike Wells during the WPIAL Class 5A championship game Friday at Petersen Events Center.
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No two gold strikes are alike.

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Laurel Highlands’ Keondre Deshields dunks over New Castle’s Cahmari Perkins during the WPIAL Class 5A championship game on Friday, March 4, 2022, at Petersen Events Center.
This week on Trib HSSN for week of March 7, 2022
March 6, 2022
The February Frenzy truly becomes the Madness of March with the start of the PIAA basketball and PIHL hockey playoffs this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Shady Side Academy’s Eli Teslovich drives past Avonworth defenders during the WPIAL Class 3A championship game on Friday, March 4, 2022, at Petersen Events Center.
Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Team of the Week: March 6, 2022
After back-to-back sub-500 seasons, the Shady Side Academy boys basketball team turned the corner last season with a young roster.

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South Fayette’s Maddie Webber celebrates as time expires in the WPIAL Class 5A championship game against Chartiers Valley on Saturday, March 5, 2022, at Petersen Events Center.
Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Player of the Week: March 6, 2022
South Fayette was the No. 2 seed in the WPIAL Class 5A girls basketball tournament, but few gave them or anyone else a chance as top-seeded Chartiers Valley was shooting for a fourth straight district title.

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What to watch for in H.S. sports for March 7, 2022: PIHL Penguins Cup playoffs commence
The puck drops on the 2022 PIHL postseason this week with six quarterfinals games Monday, seven more Tuesday and the final three Thursday.

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Penn-Trafford’s Damian Dynys celebrates with goalie Jackson Kerrigan after defeating Latrobe, 5-3, on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022, at Kirk Nevin Arena.
Final 2021-22 PIHL regular-season standings through March 6, 2022
Here are the final PIHL high school hockey standings through the end of the regular season.

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Latrobe’s Elle Snyder (10) celebrates with Camille Dominick after defeating Woodland Hills, 76-65, on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, at Greater Latrobe High School.
WPIAL qualifiers for 2022 PIAA girls basketball tournament
The 2022 WPIAL basketball playoffs are in the books, so now area teams that have qualified are preparing to ride the Road to Hershey this week.

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Penn Hills’ Julian Dugger celebrates after scoring against Gateway during a Section 3-5A game on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, at Gateway High School.
WPIAL qualifiers for 2022 PIAA boys basketball tournament
With the Path to the Pete complete, the focus turns to the Road to Hershey and the start of the PIAA basketball postseason this week.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Gina Smith hugs Ashleigh Connor as time winds down against Bethel Park during their WPIAL Class 6A semifinal on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022, at UMPC Events Center in Moon.
Trib HSSN set to broadcast 2022 WPIAL championships for basketball, swimming, wrestling
March 3, 2022
The gold will be flowing on the hardwood, the mats and the pool as Championship Week for WPIAL winter sports continues on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Gina Smith hugs Ashleigh Connor as time winds down against Bethel Park during their WPIAL Class 6A semifinal on Saturday.
Which WPIAL girls basketball teams have qualified for the state playoffs?
March 2, 2022
As the Path to the Pete and the 2022 WPIAL basketball playoffs conclude with the championship games this week, the Road to Hershey and the start of the PIAA basketball postseason is less than a week away.

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North Hills’ Devin Burgess (left) and his teammates celebrate a 3-pointer during their WPIAL Class 6A semifinal against Mt. Lebanon on Tuesday.
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As the Path to the Pete and the 2022 WPIAL basketball playoffs conclude with the championship games this week, the Road to Hershey and the start of the PIAA basketball postseason is less than a week away.

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Chartiers Valley’s Helene Cowan (5) celebrates with Perri Page and Hallie Cowan after scoring against Moon during their Section 1-5A game on Jan. 13.
Trib 10: WPIAL semifinals shake up girls power rankings
The drop from the final four to the finals was a steep one as nearly half of the girls basketball teams from last week saw their title district hopes and their spot in the weekly Trib HSSN power rankings disappear.

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Chartiers Valley senior Helene Cowan drives past Moon senior Emma Theodorsson in a WPIAL Class 5A semifinal March 1 at Peters Township.
Trib HSSN girls basketball state rankings for March 1, 2022
March 1, 2022
The changes, they are a-coming in the latest edition of the Trib HSSN girls basketball state rankings.

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Quaker Valley’s Adou Thiero dunks against Lincoln Park during a WPIAL Class 4A semifinal on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022, at UMPC Events Center in Moon.
Trib HSSN boys basketball state rankings for March 1, 2022
The elite boys basketball teams around the state enjoyed the love as they continue to win through the district playoffs.

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Deer Lakes’ Nathan Buechel and Derek Burketts (4) defend on Blackhawk’s Lorenzo Jenkins during first round 2A WPIAL playoff action on Friday, Feb. 18, 2022 at Deer Lakes High School.
Deer Lakes is hottest team in its class
Outside of Quaker Valley and Montour, the top two seeds in the WPIAL Class 4A boys basketball playoffs, the hottest team in the classification coming into the postseason was Section 1 third-place finisher Deer Lakes.

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Shady Side Academy’s Eli Teslovich steals the ball from South Allegheny’s Mike Michalski during their game on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022, in Fox Chapel.
This week on Trib HSSN for week of Feb. 28, 2022
February 27, 2022
Championship Week for several WPIAL winter sports is so big, we are breaking the golden week in half here on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Penn-Trafford’s Aiden Alberts celebrates his empty net goal to seal the victory over Latrobe on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022, at Kirk Nevin Arena.
2021-22 PIHL standings, playoff clinchings through Feb. 27, 2022
Here are the latest PIHL high school hockey standings through Sunday, Feb. 27.

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New Castle’s Mike Wells is fouled by Laurel Highlands’ Rodney Gallagher during a 2021 WPIAL Class 5A semifinal.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Feb. 24, 2022: Odds against underdogs in Class 5A
February 23, 2022
Welcome to Quarterfinals Thursday, the second of three nights of WPIAL basketball second-round games.

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North Hills’ Matt Seidl scores over North Allegheny’s Erik Sundgren during their Section 1-6A game on Jan. 7.
Trib 10: Top teams defend their spots as WPIAL basketball semifinals approach
All was quiet on the Western Pa. front this past week as the elite teams either disposed of first-round opponents easily or bypassed the opening round with a bye in the quarterfinals.

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Lincoln Park’s LA Pratt shoots over North Catholic’s Max Rottmann during the WPIAL Class 4A championship game on Monday, March 15, 2021, at North Allegheny High School.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Feb. 23, 2022: Basketball quarterfinals begin
One round is in the books, now it’s time to move on to Round 2 on the Path to the Pete.

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Upper St. Clair’s Porter Rauch shoots a free throw against Penn-Trafford in a Class 6A playoff game Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022.
Scorching start carries Upper St. Clair past Penn-Trafford in Class 6A
February 22, 2022
There is a term thrown around a lot around tournament time: one and done.

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Chartiers Valley’s Perri Page scores over Moon defenders during their Section 1-5A game on Jan. 13.
Trib HSSN Girls Basketball State Rankings for Feb. 22, 2022
Wash, rinse, repeat.

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Ellwood City’s Joseph Roth drives to the basket past South Allegheny’s Ethan Kirkwood during the 2021 WPIAL Class 3A championship game.
Trib HSSN Boys Basketball State Rankings for Feb. 22, 2022
This past week was the quiet before the ranking storm.

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Pine-Richland’s Owen Luellen shoots as Butler’s Raine Gratzmiller draws an offensive foul during their game Feb. 4.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Feb. 22, 2022: First round ends with appealing matchups
February 21, 2022
Welcome to the final day of the first round in the 2022 WPIAL basketball playoffs.

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Peters Township’s Journey Thompson scores past Garnet Valley’s Morgan Falcone during the 2019 PIAA Class 6A girls championship game.
Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Player of the Week for Feb. 21, 2022
When Journey Thompson started her high school career at Peters Township, she was a starter on a perfect team.

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Lincoln Park’s Brandin Cummings celebrates a 3-pointer against Montour during the first half of a Section 2-4A game Jan. 14.
Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Player of the Week for Feb. 21, 2022
Lincoln Park sophomore Brandin Cummings has always been close with his older brother Nelly, who starred with the Leopards and graduated in 2017 before playing his college ball at Bowling Green and Colgate.

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Shaler’s Logan Bernesser shoots a free throw against South Fayette in a WPIAL Class 5A playoff game Monday, Feb. 21, 2022.
Logan Bernesser powers Shaler past South Fayette in overtime win
Shaler senior Logan Bernesser registered a double-double in a dominating first-round performance.

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Deer Lakes’ Armend Karpuzzi (left) celebrates with Justin Brannagan after Brannagan’s 3-pointer to beat Blackhawk, 39-37, at the buzzer during WPIAL Class 2A first-round playoff action Friday, Feb. 18, 2022, at Deer Lakes High School.
Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Team of the Week for week ending Feb. 20, 2022
February 20, 2022
Outside of Quaker Valley and Montour, the top two seeds in the WPIAL Class 4A boys basketball playoffs, the hottest team in the classification coming into the postseason was Section 1 third-place finisher Deer Lakes.

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Mohawk’s Erynne Capalbo (right) helped lead the Warriors into the 2021 WPIAL playoffs.
Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Team of the Week for week ending Feb. 20, 2022
While most of last season’s WPIAL basketball champions continued to enjoy great success this winter, that wasn’t the case for the Mohawk girls basketball program.

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Penn Hills’ Noah Barren pressures Gateway’s Kaleb Pryor during their Section 3-5A game on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, at Gateway High School.
Trib HSSN broadcast schedule for week of Feb. 21-26
The February Frenzy is off and running with winter sports postseason action galore all week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Ellwood City’s Joseph Roth shoots a 3-pointer during the WPIAL Class 3A championship game against South Allegheny on Monday, March 15, 2021, at North Allegheny High School.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Feb. 21, 2022: Class 5A, 3A boys playoff matchups on tap
Welcome to Day 2 of Round 1 in the 2022 WPIAL basketball playoffs.

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North Catholic’s Tay Melis (center) celebrates his game-tying goal in the final seconds of regulation with Evan Robbins (right) and Mario Smith during their game against Norwin on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022, at UPMC Lemieux Complex in Cranberry.
PIHL standings, Penguins Cup playoff clinchings through Feb. 20, 2022
Here are the latest PIHL high school hockey standings through Sunday, Feb. 20.

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Chartiers Valley’s Josh Savasnick earned his 100th career victory during the 2021-22 season.
Chartiers Valley wrestlers find individual success
February 19, 2022
This season has been a wild ride on the mat for the Chartiers Valley wrestling team.

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Development of young Chartiers Valley players provides optimism for future
What a difference a goal or two would have made for the Chartiers Valley hockey team.

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Keystone Oaks’ Eriona Neal shoots a free throw against Brownsville in the WPIAL Class 3A playoffs Friday, Feb. 18, 2022.
Keystone Oaks shakes off slow start, tops Brownsville in Class 3A first round
February 18, 2022
The Keystone Oaks girls basketball program had not lost an opening playoff game, preliminary or first round, since 2006.

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Allderdice’s Michael Quigley shoots a 3-pointer against Obama Academy during a City League game on Jan. 26 in Squirrel Hill.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports Feb. 19-20, 2022: Allderdice boys, girls to play for City League titles
The WPIAL basketball championships return to the Petersen Events Center on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh in two weeks after a one-year absence due to the pandemic.

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Lincoln Park’s L.A. Pratt and Dontay Green celebrate after Pratt’s winning shot against Montour in their Section 2-4A game Jan. 14 in Midland.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Feb. 18, 2022: Basketball playoffs tip off
February 17, 2022
Welcome to the Path to the Pete.

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North Catholic’s Andrew Maddalon blocks the shot of Burrell’s Tucker Bitar on Jan. 21 at North Catholic High School.
Catch WPIAL basketball playoffs, wrestling championships live on Trib HSSN
The curtain rises on the 2022 WPIAL basketball playoffs, plus it’s Day 1 of the 2022 WPIAL Class 2A individual wrestling championships coming up Friday on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Chartiers Valley’s Helene Cowan drives to the basket to score past Moon’s Reilly Sunday during their Section 1-5A game on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, at Chartiers Valley High School.
Trib 10: Power rankings get facelift on eve of WPIAL playoffs
February 16, 2022
The regular season is over and now the curtain is about to rise on the district postseason.

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Chartiers Valley head coach Tim McConnell celebrates with Perri Page and Aislin Malcolm during their Section 1-5A game against Moon on Jan. 13, 2022, at Chartiers Valley High School.
Trib HSSN Girls Basketball State Rankings for Feb. 15, 2022
February 15, 2022
By this weekend, most of the 12 high school districts that make up the PIAA will be done with the regular season and starting their district playoffs.

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OLSH’s Rocco Spadafora celebrates after scoring against Avonworth on Monday, Jan. 24, 2022, in Moon.
Trib HSSN Boys Basketball State Rankings for Feb. 15, 2022
Three boys basketball teams are on the outs and two new squads are now sitting on top of their classification as we hit the midway point of the February frenzy with the latest Trib HSSN boys basketball state rankings.

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Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Team of the Week for Feb. 14, 2022
Mark Stanley returned as head coach of the Union boys basketball program to begin his second stint before the 2017 season.

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North Catholic’s Max Rottman scores past Burrell’s Brandon Coury and Tajean Degore on Friday, Jan. 21, 2022, at North Catholic High School.
This week on the TribLive High School Sports Network: Week of Feb. 14, 2022
February 13, 2022
Give all your love to your sweetheart Monday, then prepare for the start of the high school basketball and individual wrestling postseason this weekend on the Trib High School Sports Network.

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Mars coach Dana Petruska, with her son Dave, share a laugh during practice of the annual Cager Classic March 21, 2019, at Highlands High School.
Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Team of the Week for Feb. 13, 2022
Dana Petruska started her coaching career at Mars in 1986. After the 2005 season, she took over at her alma mater and coached Deer Lakes for nearly a decade before returning to coach the Fightin’ Planets in 2015.

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Greensburg Central Catholic’s Emma Riley (10) battles Winchester Thurston’s Nadia Moore for a loose ball during their game on Monday, Jan. 31, 2022, in Carbon.
Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Player of the Week for Feb. 13, 2022
Winchester Thurston junior Nadia Moore was like the Energizer Bunny last week. They wound her up Monday, and she just kept going and going and going all week.

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Latrobe’s J.D. Robinson takes a shot against Hempfield on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, at Kirk S. Nevin Arena.
2021-22 PIHL standings with Penguins Cup playoff clinchings through Feb. 13, 2022
Here are the latest PIHL high school hockey standings through Sunday, Feb. 13.

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Quaker Valley’s Adou Thiero scores past Lincoln Park’s L.A. Pratt during their Section 2-4A game on Friday, Jan. 21, 2022, in Midland.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Feb. 14, 2022: Basketball brackets to be unveiled
On this Monday, drive time is prime time.

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Central Valley’s Carolyn Grimm (first), Hopewell’s Ashlynn Ealy (second) and Hempfield’s Kayce Tomasic (third) celebrate with their medals in the Diamond Division at the WPIAL gymnastics championships last year.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Feb. 12, 2022: Gold up for grabs in gymnastics, wrestling
February 12, 2022
District championships will be captured in gymnastics while state titles are up for grabs in team wrestling on a golden Saturday.

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