Author: Don Rebel


Mt. Lebanon’s Ashleigh Connor shoots a free throw against Bethel Park in the WPIAL Class 6A quarterfinals Saturday, Macrh 6, 2021.
Mt. Lebanon edges Bethel Park in Class 6A battle
March 6, 2021
Senior Morgan Palmer drained a key 3-pointer in overtime then connected on a free throw with 4.5 seconds remaining to give Mt. Lebanon a thrilling 59-58 overtime win over Bethel Park in the WPIAL Class 6A quarterfinals Saturday afternoon.

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Trinity’s Michael Dunn scores over Highlands’ Antonine McDaniel during a WPIAL Class 5A first-round playoff game on Wednesday.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on March 6, 2021: Trinity looks for another upset
March 5, 2021
With each round of the WPIAL basketball playoffs on a three-day cycle, Saturday is smack dab in the middle of the elite-eight round.

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North Allegheny’s Matt McDonough shoots a 3-pointer against Butler on Feb. 22.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on March 5, 2021: WPIAL quarterfinals tip off
With preliminary and first-round games now history, the curtain rises on the WPIAL basketball quarterfinals. The elite eight round tips off Friday.

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South Park and Ambridge line up for the opening tip of a WPIAL Class 4A first-round game Thursday, March 4, 2021.
South Park boys see big lead threatened before pulling away from Ambridge
March 4, 2021
South Park had several chances to show Ambridge some mercy in their WPIAL Class 4A first-round boys basketball game Thursday. But the Eagles could not deliver the knockout punch, so they settled for a unanimous 90-72 victory.

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Knoch’s Ryan Lang brings the ball upcourt during a game against Mars on Dec. 11, 2020, in Adams.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for March 4, 2021: Top scorers step into spotlight
March 3, 2021
We have reached the final night of the first round. On Thursday, all of the brackets will be sliced from the sweet 16 to the elite eight in the 2021 WPIAL boys and girls open basketball playoffs.

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North Allegheny’s Lizzy Groetsch scores past Norwin’s Lauren Palangio on Feb. 22.
Trib 10: Belle Vernon, Trinity keep top spots in power rankings as playoffs begin
The regular season is in the books (woo hoo!) and the WPIAL has started with a unique open tournament. Sure, all were welcomed, but the pretenders have been quickly weeded out.

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Upper St. Clair’s Luke Banbury gets past Chartiers Valley’s Anthony Collura during their game on Feb. 26.
Trib HSSN Boys Basketball State Rankings for March 3, 2021
Most of the districts across Pennsylvania have concluded their regular season and are now participating in the all-important district playoffs.

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Opening tip between Shaler and Bethel Park in the WPIAL Class 6A girls basketball playoffs Wednesday, March 3, 2021.
Bethel Park’s Olivia Westphal too much for Shaler in Class 6A clash
Shaler started Wednesday’s Class 6A first-round girls basketball playoff game playing a box-and-one defense against Bethel Park senior Olivia Westphal.

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Greensburg Central’s Christian McGowan is fouled by Jeannette’s James Sanders Jr. on Feb. 5.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on March 3, 2021: Bracket opens up for Jeannette
March 2, 2021
With one night in the books and another to come Thursday, Wednesday marks the midway point of the first round in the 2021 WPIAL boys and girls open basketball playoffs.

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North Catholic’s Tara Lucot celebrates next to Mohawk’s Paige Julian during their game on Jan. 28.
Trib HSSN Girls Basketball State Rankings for March 2, 2021
A Columbia loss to Penns Manor forces the only change among the elite 30 teams in the state as the regular season winds down and the district playoffs begin.

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Aquinas Academy’s Vinnie Cugini led the WPIAL in scoring this season.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on March 2, 2021: Round of 16 action tips off
March 1, 2021
After two days of old-school preliminary round play in the 2021 WPIAL boys and girls open basketball playoffs, it’s time to lift the lid on the Sweet 16.

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Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Player of the Week for March 1, 2021
Michael Dunn’s father is one of the most respected basketball coaches in the WPIAL. Joe Dunn has had plenty of success in his 26 years as a head coach at Seton LaSalle, Mt. Pleasant and Trinity. He is now an assistant coach at Trinity under Tim Tessmer.

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Sewickley Academy boys basketball coach Win Palmer gives direction during a practice on Nov. 24, 2020.
Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Team of the Week for March 1, 2021
The Sewickley Academy boys basketball program has high expectations each year based on a solid foundation of success.

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Ligonier Valley’s Matthew Marinchak shoots a free throw against Brownsville in a WPIAL Class 4A preliminary round game Monday, March 1, 2021.
After 5 decades away from WPIAL, Ligonier Valley boys win playoff opener
The open tournament format the WPIAL is using for its basketball postseason has allowed some schools to participate for the first time in a while.

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Charters-Houston girls basketball coach Laura Montecalvo and the Bucs defeated Frazier in the WPIAL Class 2A preliminary round.
Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Team of the Week for week ending Feb. 28, 2021
February 28, 2021
Chartiers-Houston entered its final girls basketball section game Feb. 20 with a chance to win and force a four-way tie for second place in Section 3-2A.

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Ligonier Valley’s Isaac Neidbalson battles South Allegheny’s Bryce Epps for a loose ball during their game on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, at Ligonier Valley High School.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports March 1, 2021: Basketball playoffs enter March Madness
Day 2 of the 2021 WPIAL boys and girls open basketball tournament officially becomes March Madness.

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Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Player of the Week for week ending Feb. 28, 2021
Emma Seto did what she has done all season — lead the way for the Brownsville girls basketball team.

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Freeport’s Nico DiSanti collides with North Catholic goaltender Connor Bridges during their game on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021, at UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry. Freeport won, 4-3.
PIHL standings through Feb. 28, 2021
Here are the latest PIHL high school hockey standings through Sunday.

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Fox Chapel’s Sarah Slember (left) and Ellie Schwartzman battle Mars’ Alexa McDole for a loose ball during their game on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2020, at Fox Chapel Area High School.
TribLive High School Sports Network broadcasts: Week of March 1, 2021
The Madness has begun. As we turn from February to March, we continue our exclusive coverage of all the WPIAL winter sports every day this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Chartiers Valley wrestlers come together during unsual season
Last year, the Chartiers Valley wrestling team won the fifth-place match in team sectionals and qualified for the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs.

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Carlynton athletic director Nate Milsom was named a Certified Athletic Administrator by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association.
Carlynton athletic director stresses life lessons learned from sports
Nate Milsom is in his ninth year as athletic director at Carlynton after serving as assistant AD for three years.

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Seton LaSalle’s Mara Tucci shoots a free throw during a game against Jeannette on Feb. 27, 2021, at Seton LaSalle.
Seton LaSalle girls take down Jeannette in opening round of WPIAL playoffs
February 27, 2021
It has been eight years since the Jeannette girls basketball team last won a WPIAL basketball playoff game.

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Calvin Heinle passes the ball in practice earlier this season. Kiski Area is one of 40 WPIAL teams, boys and girls, to open the playoffs with preliminary round games Saturday afternoon.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Feb. 27, 2021: Playoffs tip off
February 26, 2021
The curtain rises on the biggest block party in district history: The 2021 WPIAL boys and girls open basketball tournament.

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North Allegheny diver Christina Shi won a WPIAL title as a freshman last year.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Feb. 26, 2021: Diving, gymnastics take center stage
February 25, 2021
A busy weekend of playoff and championship action on the mats and courts begins with two days of events in the pool and on the beam, vault and bars.

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Latrobe’s Lexi Weatherton scores against Franklin Regional on Monday, Feb. 1, 2021, in Murrysville.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Feb. 25, 2021: Latrobe, Woodland Hills girls to battle for section supremacy
Whether or not they receive a section plaque from the WPIAL because all the section games weren’t played, the section crown is scheduled to be decided in Section 4-5A girls basketball on Thursday.

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Belle Vernon’s Daniel Gordon (20) and Quinton Martin battle New Castle’s Sheldon Cox for rebound on Feb. 6, 2021, at North Allegheny High School.
Trib HSSN Boys Basketball State Rankings for Feb. 24, 2021
February 24, 2021
With the regular season winding down and district playoffs coming up, the latest HSSN boys basketball state rankings become a little more intriguing with the elite teams shuffling in and out.

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Trinity’s Alyssa Clutter drives to the basket during the 2020 WPIAL Class 5A championship game.
Trib 10: Trinity girls climb to top of power rankings
Belle Vernon continues to hold on to the top spot for the boys, but there is a change at the top for the first time this season on the girls side of the Trib 10 HSSN basketball power rankings.

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North Allegheny’s Lizzy Groetsch scores past Norwin’s Lauren Palangio on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021 at Norwin High School.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Feb. 24, 2021: Perennial powers meet in girls hoops
February 23, 2021
Thirty years ago, Penn Hills and North Allegheny were doing battle for supremacy in WPIAL Class AAAA girls basketball.

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Rochester’s Corynne Hauser blocks a shot by West Greene’s Jersey Wise during the WPIAL Class A championship game Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, at Petersen Events Center.
Trib HSSN Girls Basketball State Rankings for Feb. 23, 2021
After a few quiet weeks in a row, there were plenty of changes in this week’s Trib HSSN girls basketball state rankings.

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Shady Side Academy’s Rian Fitzgerald drives to the basket against South Allegheny’s Omar Faulkner during their game on Feb. 17, 2021, in Fox Chapel.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Feb. 23, 2021: Playoff brackets to be unveiled
Welcome to the biggest party ever thrown by the WPIAL.

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Greensburg Central’s Dylan Sebek takes a shot against Jeannette on Feb. 5, 2021 at Greensburg Central High School.
Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Team of the Week for Feb. 22, 2021
February 22, 2021
After rolling past Propel Braddock Hills in the season opener, Greensburg Central Catholic faced an early season test in Section 3-2A against rival Jeannette on the road.

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Quaker Valley’s Adou Thiero works against Lincoln Park’s Dakari Bradford during their game on Feb. 16, 2021, at Quaker Valley High School.
Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Player of the Week for Feb. 22, 2021
For most WPIAL basketball teams, the final week or so of the regular season is a sprint to the finish with the hopes of a section title or at least a district playoff berth waiting at the finish line.

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North Allegheny’s Cam Phillips drives past Oakland Catholic’s Halena Hill during their game on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021, at North Allegheny High School.
WPIAL bracketology: HSSN’s Chris Harlan, Don Rebel forecast girls basketball playoff seeds
February 21, 2021
The WPIAL basketball regular season is entering its final days, but there’s no need for playoff scenarios this winter.

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North Allegheny’s Emma Fischer (left) celebrates with Paige Morningstar after hitting a 3-pointer during their game on Jan. 25, 2021, at Penn-Trafford High School.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Feb. 22, 2021: Class 6A girls basketball powers clash
The final week of this unique WPIAL basketball regular season tips off Monday.

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Oakland Catholic’s Alexa Washington grabs a rebound during a game at North Allegheny on Feb. 6, 2021, in McCandless.
Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Team of the Week for week ending Feb. 21, 2021
For most of this season, the Oakland Catholic basketball team has been trying to stay above water.

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Clairton’s Taylor Jackson puts up a shot between Rochester’s Bethany Barto (31) and Jasmine Mackin in a WPIAL Class A semifinal on Feb. 25, 2020.
Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Player of the Week for week ending Feb. 21, 2021
The Clairton girls basketball story this century is one of great highs and the lowest of lows.

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Pine-Richland’s Carson Kalpakis celebrates his goal against Canon-McMillan on Dec. 8, 2020, at Southpointe.
PIHL standings through Feb. 21, 2021
Here are the latest PIHL high school hockey standings through Sunday.

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Waynesburg’s Darnell Johnson works against Seneca Valley’s Manuel Santos at 172 pounds during the WPIAL Class AAA team championship match on Feb. 13, 2021, at Canon-McMillan High School.
This week on TribLive High School Sports Network: Week of Feb. 22
Let the games begin. We complete the regular season and tip off the postseason as February comes to an end this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Junior Jayden Gales having breakthrough season for Bishop Canevin
At the start of the season, there were high expectations for the Bishop Canevin boys basketball team.

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Mars’ Mihali Sfanos works against Knoch’s Ryan Lang on Dec. 11, 2020.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Feb. 20, 2021: Mars, Highlands meet for section lead
February 20, 2021
Last year, they played for a WPIAL boys basketball crown in two different classifications. One found a pot of gold at The Pete while the other settled for silver after a two-year championship run.

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North Hills’ Royce Parham scores over North Allegheny defenders during their game on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, at North Allegheny High School.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Feb. 19, 2021: Seeds up for grabs in Class 6A hoops
February 18, 2021
In the last week, both of these boys basketball teams defeated Section 1-6A front runner North Allegheny to cut the gap between the Tigers and the field.

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Upper St. Clair’s Abby John pressures Bethel Park’s Emma Dziezgowski during their game on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, at Bethel Park High School.
No. 2 Upper St. Clair girls use 3-point barrage to sink No. 3 Bethel Park
Tied at the end of three quarters, Upper St. Clair finally came up with a way to score against a suffocating Bethel Park defense.

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Upper St. Clair’s Ava Keating shoots a 3-pointer against Thomas Jefferson on Feb. 8.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Feb. 18, 2021: South Hills powers square off
Upper St. Clair, Mt. Lebanon and Bethel Park girls have all been ranked in the Trib HSSN top 5 all season long.

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Chartiers Valley’s Anthony Collura scores past New Castle’s Donny Cade on Feb. 12.
Trib HSSN Boys Basketball State Rankings for Feb. 17, 2021
February 17, 2021
Plenty of change this week in the latest HSSN boys basketball state rankings as the sands in the regular season hourglass fade away.

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Lincoln Park’s Elias Bishop celebrates with Dakari Bradford (3) after defeating Quaker Valley, 67-64, on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021, at Quaker Valley High School.
Trib 10: Lincoln Park returns to boys power rankings
A week after Belle Vernon made a drastic leap and debuted at No. 1 in the boys Trib 10, there is very little movement this week in the latest HSSN basketball power rankings.

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South Allegheny’s Antonio Epps shoots a 3-pointrt late in the game against Shady Side Academy on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Feb. 17, 2021: Premier Class 3A matchup
February 16, 2021
South Allegheny and Shady Side Academy are not only the top two teams in Section 3, they also are two of the best in WPIAL Class 3A boys basketball.

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North Allegheny’s Jasmine Timmerson (3) drives to the basket past Penn-Trafford’s Maura Suman during their game on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, at Penn-Trafford High School.
Trib HSSN Girls Basketball State Rankings for Feb. 15, 2021
It was a winning week for most teams in the Trib HSSN girls basketball rankings.

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Quaker Valley senior James Davis makes a pass during practice on Nov. 23, 2020
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Feb. 16, 2021: Quaker Valley gets busy
February 15, 2021
Because of some covid-related stoppages this season, some teams will be busy campers over the next 10 days or so.

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Chartiers Valley’s Brayden Reynolds looks to the scoreboard after hitting a three-pointer as time expired in the first half against New Castle on Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, at New Castle High School.
Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Player of the Week for Feb. 15, 2021
When Chartiers Valley lost big at home to New Castle on Jan. 19 in a battle of then-undefeated teams, Colts senior Brayden Reynolds didn’t sugarcoat his performance.

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Gateway’s Ryan Greggerson grabs a rebound over Franklin Regional’s Jeffrey Downs on Feb. 12.
Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Team of the Week for Feb. 15, 2021
The holidays were not merry for the Gateway boys basketball program.

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Franklin Regional’s Cam Rowell (left) will face Upper St. Clair on Monday.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Feb. 15, 2021: Inter-class boys showdown looms
February 14, 2021
A big Class 6A vs. Class 5A boys basketball game highlights the district Monday schedule. It’s a battle of the Panthers as Upper St. Clair hosts Franklin Regional.

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Gateway’s Jaydon Carr drives past Franklin Regional’s Aidan Carlisle Friday, Feb. 12, 2021 at Gateway High School. Gateway’s Jaydon Carr drives past Franklin Regional’s Aidan Carlisle on Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, at Gateway High School.
This week on Triblive High School Sports Network: Week of Feb. 15
We love our fans so much that we present another jam-packed week of exciting winter high school sports regular and postseason action here on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Player of the Week for week ending Feb. 14, 2021
It’s almost as if New Castle’s Aayanni Hudson was built for all the hurdles and obstacles that all athletes have had to deal with this season, especially at New Castle.

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Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Team of the Week for week ending Feb. 14, 2021
Norwin girls basketball coach Brian Brozeski believes coaching has a lot to do with the fact that entering the final week of the regular season, things are still tight in Section 1-6A.

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Pine-Richland’s Alex Erlain works the puck past Canon-McMillan’s Adam Sciorilli next to goalie Mario Eafrati in December.
PIHL standings through Feb. 14, 2021
Here are the latest PIHL high school hockey standings through Sunday.

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South Fayette’s Lexi Ray competes in the girls 100 breaststroke during the 2020 Class AAA WPIAL Swimming and Diving Championship.
South Fayette swimmers maintain focus through constant changes
It has been a challenge for all sports to find any sort of routine or normalcy during this pandemic.

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Carlynton’s Chase Brandebura will be chasing his second consecutive WPIAL championship this season.
Carlynton wrestling program looks forward to individual postseason
The team portion of the WPIAL wrestling season is in the books, with individuals set to take the spotlight.

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Peters Township athletic director Brian Geyer at the school’s new AHN Arena on Friday, Feb. 12, 2021.
Peters Township unveils buzzworthy new gym
February 13, 2021
After some delays and a few more hurdles than usual that popped up while building a state-of-the-art high school athletic facility during a pandemic, Peters Township unveiled the AHN Arena at the new high school on Friday.

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OLSH’s Dante Spadafora (11) celebrates with B.J. Vaughn after a Chargers score next to Springdale’s Logan Reddinger during their game on Feb. 5.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Feb. 12, 2021: Boys basketball champs to meet
February 12, 2021
Last year at this time, both Highlands and Our Lady of the Sacred Heart were planning to begin their postseason journey that led them to a pot of district basketball gold.

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Peters Township and Canon-McMillan get ready for the opening tip of the first game played at AHN Arena at Peters Township on Friday, Feb. 12, 2021.
Peters Township opens new facility with sloppy win over Canon-McMillan
Everything was awesome for the much-anticipated opening of AHN Arena at the new Peters Township High School. Everything that is, except the play on the Indians’ play.

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Charters Valley’s Aislin Malcolm (2) handles the ball against Gateway’s Marina Grado (23) on Jan. 18.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Feb. 12, 2021: Girls basketball titans to clash
February 11, 2021
Did you ever think about being a WPIAL promoter where you could make this team face that team in a dream matchup?

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Woodland Hills’ Peyton Pinkney celebrates during an overtime victory over Oakland Catholic last season.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Feb. 11, 2021: Girls basketball rivals face off
February 10, 2021
A pair of eastern rivals, one in Allegheny County and the other in Westmoreland County, square off in key 6A and 5A section contests highlighting a busy Thursday of girls basketball around the WPIAL.

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Belle Vernon’s Devin Whitlock celebrates after scoring against New Castle on Feb. 6, 2021, at North Allegheny High School.
Trib 10: New team takes top spot in boys power rankings
There were a lot of wins posted by the 20 boys and girls teams ranked in last week’s HSSN basketball power rankings, but one stood out from the rest.

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North Allegheny’s Khalil Dinkins pressures Seneca Valley’s Connor Lyczek next to Greg Habib during their game on Jan. 12, 2021, at Seneca Valley High School.
Trib HSSN Boys Basketball State Rankings for Feb. 10, 2021
One team has fallen out of the top spot while three teams lost their spot in the latest Trib HSSN boys basketball state rankings.

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Charters Valleyճ Helene Cowan (5) shoots the ball against Gateway on Jan. 18, 2021.
Trib HSSN Girls Basketball State Rankings for Feb. 9, 2021
February 9, 2021
While the temperature outside is below freezing, the action on the court is heating up as the regular season tips off for some and is winding down for others.

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Seton LaSalle’s Griffin Malloy celebrates during the Rebels’ game against Aliquippa on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021, at Seton LaSalle High School.
Seton LaSalle boys heat up, knock off Aliquippa in key section matchup
For portions of the Aliquippa at Seton LaSalle boys basketball matchup on Tuesday, the game resembled a preschool finger-painting contest. It was hard to figure out what you were looking at.

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Highlands’ Jimmy Kunst (left) celebrates his 3-pointer in the final seconds with Wahkeem Roman during the fourth quarter against Mars on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, at Mars Area High School.
What to watch for in WPIAL/City League sports for Feb. 8, 2021: Highlands, Mars set for rematch
February 8, 2021
Last year, they played for a WPIAL boys basketball title in two different classifications. One found a pot of gold at The Pete. The other settled for silver after a two-year championship run.

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Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Team of Week for Feb. 8, 2021
In a season like no other, the Frazier boys basketball team is playing like no other Commodores team has in a long time.

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Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Player of the Week for Feb. 8, 2021
There have been so many successful father-son/coach-player combinations through the years on the hardwoods around the WPIAL. Perhaps another one is coming to fruition in Beaver County.

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Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Team of the Week — Week 4
February 7, 2021
In a season in which half of their section games likely won’t be played because of the mask rule, Upper St. Clair has had to fill in the blanks, trying to find tough competition outside of what is historically a rigorous section.

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Greg Kraemer is Chartiers Valley’s leading scorer.
Junior scorer Greg Kraemer leads charge for Chartiers Valley hockey
What does it mean to be coachable?

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Bishop Canevin rebuilding hockey program into PIHL Class B contenders
Bishop Canevin has a great reputation on the ice.

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Seneca Valley’s Alejandro Herrera-Rondon (right) wrestles Waynesburg’s Rocco Welsh in the 152-pound final of the Powerade Wrestling Tournament on Jan. 30.
Road to WPIAL team wrestling championship begins Monday
The WPIAL will host its first winter sports championship this week, the team wrestling championships.

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What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Feb. 8, 2021: 6A girls basketball heats up
As we begin the stretch run of this unique basketball season, most folks are checking out the races for section titles in the final two-plus weeks of the regular season.

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Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Player of the Week for week ending Feb. 7, 2021
With limited offseason team workouts, the more experienced teams have had an advantage in playing during the pandemic.

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Baldwin celebrates after scoring against Mars during their PIHL Class AA semifinals at Robert Morris Island Sports Center on Neville Island on March 11, 2020. This season, Baldwin leads the Southwest Division.
PIHL standings through Feb. 7, 2021
Here are the latest PIHL high school hockey standings through Sunday.

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Luke Kimmich and the Franklin Regional boys will face McKeesport on Tuesday.
This week on Triblive High School Sports Network: Week of Feb. 8
THIS WEEK ON THE TRIBLIVE HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS NETWORK:

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North Allegheny’s Khalil Dinkins battles North Hills’ Royce Parham for a rebound Jan. 26.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Feb. 6, 2021: North Allegheny hosts showcase
February 5, 2021
On many Saturdays during the high school basketball regular season, schools will host a one-day event in order to raise money for good causes.

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Carlynton’s Jaiden McClure takes a free throw against Fort Cherry on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021.
Carlynton uses fast start to roll over Fort Cherry, stay in thick of section race
On Tuesday, Carlynton was outscored 20-0 by Sto-Rox to start the second half in what turned into a 15-point loss.

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Belle Vernon’s Thomas Hepple (right) defends against Jeannette’s Keith Rockmore at the Hempfield tournament last season.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Feb. 5, 2021: Rivals jockey for section lead
It is one of the top rivalries in Westmoreland County and in the entire district. On Friday, the rivalry will determine first place in Section 3-2A.

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Latrobe’s Emma Blair (42) celebrates with Lexi Weatherton after scoring against Franklin Regional on Monday.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Feb. 4, 2021: Crowded at the top in girls hoops
February 3, 2021
Only one game in the loss column separates the top four teams in Section 4-5A WPIAL girls basketball.

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OLSH’s Jake DiMichele blocks the shot of Springdale’s Logan Dexter on Jan. 12.
Trib HSSN Boys Basketball State Rankings for Feb. 3, 2021
One team lost its grip on the top spot while two teams fell out of the Trib HSSN boys basketball state rankings this week.

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New Castle’s Donny Cade scores during a game against Chartiers Valley on Jan. 19.
Trib 10: Newly installed No. 1 teams stay in top spots of power rankings
There were major changes to the HSSN boys and girls basketball power rankings a week ago, but the district seas calmed down this past week, causing only a few ripples in the Trib 10.

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Waynesburg’s Eli Makel (top) works against Canon-McMillan’s Nikko Martini at 189 pounds on Jan. 27.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Feb. 3, 2021: Wrestling regular season wrapping up
Sectional duals are winding down in WPIAL team wrestling. This is the final week of the regular season before the team sectionals and the district playoffs next week.

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South Allegheny’s Antonio Epps (5) shoots a 3-point shot late in the game against Shady Side Academy on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021.
No. 1 South Allegheny shows championship form, swats away Shady Side Academy
February 2, 2021
Last season, South Allegheny got a taste of championship basketball. Now, the Gladiators are ready to quench their thirst at the golden fountain.

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North Catholic’s Anna Waskiewicz shoots over Mohawk’s Hannah McDanel (right) and Nadia Lape during their game on Jan. 28.
Trib HSSN Girls Basketball State Rankings for Feb. 2, 2021
As January turns to February, there was little movement in the Trib HSSN weekly girls basketball rankings.

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Shady Side Academy’s Rian Fitzgerald takes a jump shot during a Section 3-3A matchup with Apollo-Ridge on Jan. 29.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Feb. 2, 2021: SSA to test No. 1 South Allegheny
Remember the movie “Groundhog Day” when Bill Murray’s character kept waking up and it was Groundhog Day and the same things kept happening to him over and over and over again?

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Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Team of the Week for Feb. 1, 2021
February 1, 2021
Once nicknamed the Indians, Shady Side Academy is going through its first basketball season with a new nickname, the Bulldogs. Thus far for SSA opponents, their bark is just as intimidating as their bite.

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Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Player of the Week for Feb. 1, 2021
On the final Friday in January, many fans double-checked the result of a stunner in Section 2-2A boys basketball.

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Brentwood freshman point guard Mallory Daly competes against Keystone Oaks on Jan. 19, 2021, at Brentwood.
What to watch in WPIAL sports Feb. 1, 2021: Key girls basketball games
January 31, 2021
The final month of the regular season in WPIAL girls basketball tips off with several marvelous matchups Monday.

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Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Player of the Week for week ending Jan. 31, 2021
When Mallory Daly was in grades 1-3, she reached the team championship of the annual NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition, earning a chance to show off her skills at halftime of a Steelers game at Heinz Field each year.

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Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Team of the Week for Feb. 1, 2021
The Armstrong girls basketball program began its sixth season this year with an overall record of 56-55 in the regular season and 0-2 in the postseason.

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Baldwin senior forward Dylan Belak competes against Armstrong on Dec. 7, 2020, at Ice Castle.
PIHL standings through Jan. 31, 2021
Here are the latest PIHL high school hockey standings through Sunday.

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Laurel Highlands’ Rodney Gallagher sets up for a free throw late in the game against Thomas Jefferson on Friday, Jan. 29, 2021.
Basketball, wrestling and swimming broadcasts on tap this week on Trib HSSN
With Feb. 2 being Tuesday, HSSN is a lot like the old movie “Groundhog Day.” We go all out to cover high school sports day after day after day after day.

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South Fayette’s Brandon Jakiela (22) looks to pass against Mars last season.
South Fayette basketball teams press on through stop-and-start season
Much like the fall high school sports season, the 2021 WPIAL basketball season has been a challenge.

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Chartiers Valley’s Brayden Reynolds celebrates a three-pointer against Fox Chapel on Jan. 9 at Fox Chapel Area High School.
Brayden Reynolds does it all for Chartiers Valley boys
A couple of weeks ago in a big Class 5A Section 1 showdown, Chartiers Valley senior Brayden Reynolds struggled against visiting New Castle from the field.

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Rochester’s Corynne Hauser celebrates in the final seconds of the WPIAL Class A championship game against West Greene last season.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Jan. 30, 2021: Defending champs collide
January 30, 2021
On the final day of high school basketball in January, a pair of defending WPIAL girls basketball champions square off when Bishop Canevin visits Rochester on Saturday afternoon.

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Mt. Pleasant’s Jacob Bungard takes a foul shot Friday, Jan. 29, 2020, against Elizabeth Forward.
Youthful Elizabeth Forward hangs on vs. Mt. Pleasant after nearly wasting big lead
January 29, 2021
Matt Loftis saw first-hand Friday night the blessings of having a young, athletic basketball team. He also saw the curse of his team’s youth.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Jake Pugh (12) handles the ball against West Allegheny last season.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Jan. 29, 2021: First place up for grabs in 6 sections
January 28, 2021
On the final Fray-day of January, the lead or at least a share of first place in six sections in WPIAL boys basketball is at stake in these big Friday matchups:

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High school scores, summaries and schedules for Jan. 27, 2021
Basketball

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Trinity’s Courtney Dahlquist drives past Moon’s Aubree Evans last season.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Jan. 28, 2021: Trinity girls face another test
January 27, 2021
Less than a week after a headlining-making victory, the Trinity girls basketball team faces another tough challenge on Thursday.

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South Allegheny’s Omar Faulker dunks during a game at Ligonier Valley on Jan. 22.
Trib HSSN boys basketball state rankings for Jan. 27, 2021
Once again, there was very little movement among the ranked teams in the weekly HSSN boys basketball state rankings, with the two exceptions being in the two highest classifications.

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New Castle’s Mike Wells grabs a rebound next to Chartiers Valley’s Carter Mastovich on Jan. 19.
Trib 10: New teams at the top of boys, girls power rankings
Big changes this week in the HSSN boys and girls basketball power rankings with three teams out, three teams in and two new No. 1 teams in the Trib 10.

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Trinity’s Alyssa Clutter drives past Moon’s Sophia Mancini last season.
Trib HSSN girls basketball state rankings for Jan. 27, 2021
There may have been some shuffling going on, but the elite girls teams across the state enjoyed a successful week as no teams fell out of the weekly HSSN state rankings.

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Highlands’ Jimmy Kunst (right) celebrates with teammates after a 52-51 victory over Mars on Jan. 15.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Jan. 27, 2021: Highlands, Springdale square off
Everything is A-OK with boys basketball in the A-K Valley.

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Mt. Lebanon and Trinity tip off Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021.
Trinity finds scoring touch, gets past Mt. Lebanon
January 26, 2021
Trinity entered Tuesday’s nonsection game against Mt. Lebanon averaging more than 65 points per game. After a slow start in the opening quarter, the hosts found their touch, and it was all downhill from there.

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Plum’s Kennedie Montue drives to the basket past Hampton’s Olivia Bianco during their game on Jan. 21.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Jan. 26, 2021: Section lead up for grabs
One of the better matchups in the district on Tuesday is a girls basketball battle for at least a share of first place in Section 2-5A as Armstrong travels to Plum.

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Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Team of the Week for Jan. 25, 2021
January 25, 2021
Two of the biggest Fox Chapel boys basketball fans around got an early birthday gift Friday.

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Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Player of the Week for Jan. 25, 2021
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Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Player of the Week for week ending Jan. 24, 2021
January 24, 2021
In 1989, the Bethel Park record for most points in a girls basketball game was established when Jonna Huemrich scored 41 points in a victory over Canon-McMillan.

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Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Team of the Week for week ending Jan. 24, 2021
Last week was a busy one for defending WPIAL Class 3A girls basketball champion Mohawk.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Jake Reinke celebrates after scoring during a game against Penn Hills on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, at Mt. Lebanon High School.
Basketball, wrestling broadcasts on tap this week on Trib HSSN
Believe it or not, it’s time to conclude the month of January with lots of high school basketball and wrestling this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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North Allegheny coach Spencer Stefko calls in a play during a Class 6A WPIAL semifinal game against Upper St. Clair Feb. 25, 2020 at North Hills.
What to watch in WPIAL sports Jan. 25, 2021: Unbeaten 6A girls basketball teams to square off
Since coming to North Allegheny six years ago, Spencer Stefko has turned the Tigers girls basketball program into the dominant force in Class 6A.

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Seneca Valley’s Alex Johnson (left) celebrates with Ryan Russell after a second period goal against Central Catholic on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, at Baierl Ice Complex. Seneca Valley won, 6-1.
PIHL standings through Jan. 24, 2021
Here are the latest PIHL high school hockey standings through Sunday.

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Chartiers Valley’s Helene Cowan (5) shoots the ball against Gateway on Jan. 18, 2021.
Chartiers Valley girls bask, just briefly, in state record winning streak
For months, weeks, even days leading up to Jan. 18, Chartiers Valley girls basketball coach Tim McConnell did not want to talk about or mention “the streak.”

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Carlynton’s Khalil Kerr (4) plays against Seton LaSalle last season.
Carlynton boys basketball back on right track
After three sub-.500 seasons for the Carlynton boys basketball program, the 2019-2020 campaign put the Cougars back on the winning track.

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Greensburg Salem’s Abby Mankins grabs a rebound over McKeesport’s Carmen Coles during a 2019 playoff game.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Jan. 23, 2021: Teams still getting set for openers
January 22, 2021
Through Friday, there were still eight WPIAL boys and girls basketball teams that had yet to play a game.

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The OLSH bench celebrates a 3-pointer against Sto-Rox in the WPIAL finals last season.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Jan. 22, 2021: Quips, Chargers collide
While there are plenty of section games on the WPIAL boys basketball schedule Friday, one of the top matchups is a nonsection battle of undefeated teams when Aliquippa visits Our Lady of the Sacred Heart.

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What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Jan. 21, 2021: Battle of unbeatens in Class 5A
January 21, 2021
Two WPIAL Class 5A girls basketball teams that finished a combined 22-21 a year ago are off to perfect starts this season.

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OLSH’s Bryson Kirschner scores between Springdale’s John Hughes and Logan Dexter on Jan. 12.
Trib HSSN boys basketball state rankings for Jan. 20, 2021
January 20, 2021
The song remains the same for the most part in this week’s Trib HSSN boys basketball state rankings.

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New Castle’s Mike Graham scores past Chartiers Valley’s Anthony Mackey at the end of the third quarter on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, at Chartiers Valley High School.
Trib 10: New Castle makes big jump in boys basketball power ratings
There was plenty of shuffling going on in this week’s Trib HSSN boys and girls basketball power rankings. However, only two teams slipped out of the Trib 10.

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Chartiers Valley’s Helene Cowan (5) handles the ball against Gateway’s Kira Pavik (5) on Jan. 18.
Trib HSSN state girls basketball rankings for Jan. 19, 2021
With a lot more girls basketball action across Pennsylvania, there is a lot more movement in the weekly HSSN state rankings.

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Chartiers Valley’s Brayden Reynolds drives to the basket against Fox Chapel’s Alex Blaylock on Jan. 9.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Jan. 19, 2021: Chartiers Valley, New Castle square off
January 18, 2021
There have been 10 possible play dates in the 2020-2021 WPIAL boys basketball season, and the number of teams without a loss keeps dwindling.

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Trib HSSN boys basketball team of the week for Jan. 18, 2021
At Thomas Jefferson, football is king. It is also the prince, duke, count and baron in Jaguars country.

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Trib HSSN boys basketball player of the week for Jan. 18, 2021
When the governor shut down winter high school sports for three weeks with no activities allowed, coaches around the area and across the state were worried about the shape and skill set of their players with everybody on their own.

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Jeannette quarterback Terrelle Pryor scrambles during the PIAA Class AA championship game in Hershey on Dec. 15, 2007.
Terrelle Pryor takes a look back at decorated Jeannette career
In May and June, the TribLive High School Sports Network held a fan vote to determine the Best of the Century among the district’s top male and female athletes.

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Trib HSSN girls basketball player of the week for week ending Jan. 17, 2021
January 17, 2021
The Mt. Lebanon Blue Devils were the queens of Class AAAA girls basketball when they captured three straight PIAA championship in 2009, ‘10 and ‘11.

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Trib HSSN girls basketball team of the week for week ending Jan. 17, 2021
Three times this century, the Burgettstown girls basketball program began the season with a 3-0 record.

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Chartiers Valley’s Perri Page pulls down a rebound against Moon on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, at Moon Area High School.
What to watch in WPIAL sports Jan. 18, 2021: Chartiers Valley girls chasing history
History could be made Monday night as the Chartiers Valley girls basketball team tries to set the PIAA record for most consecutive victories.

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Highlands’ Carter Leri blocks a shot by Mars’ Anthony Vargo during their game on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, at Mars Area High School.
Winter sports season heats up this week on Trib HSSN
The TribLive High School Sports Network will spend the second half of January on the basketball court, the ice, the mats and the pool.

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Hopewell’s Shatori Walker-Kimbrough was the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2012 and 2013 Female Athlete of the Year.
Hopewell’s Shatori Walker-Kimbrough featured in Trib HSSN Best of the Century podcast series
Through the end of 2020 and the start of 2021, the Rebel Yell podcast will feature chats with some of the top WPIAL athletes from the first 20 years of this century.

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Latrobe’s Allen Rider works past Penn-Trafford’s Carter Scholze during their game on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, at Center Ice Arena in Delmont.
PIHL standings through Jan. 17, 2021
Here are the latest PIHL high school hockey standings through Sunday.

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Senior forward confident South Fayette hockey can heat up after slow start
The 2020 portion of this high school hockey season was not kind to South Fayette.

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Bishop Canevin’s Savanah Abbott drives to the hoop against Ellis during a WPIAL playoff game last season.
Savanah Abbott leads Bishop Canevin girls basketball into new era
Two program icons that helped Bishop Canevin win the WPIAL Class 2A championship last year, as well as titles in their freshman and sophomore seasons in 2017 and 2018, are playing college ball now.

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North Allegheny’s Khalil Dinkins pressures Seneca Valley’s Connor Lyczek next to Greg Habib during their game on Jan. 12.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Jan. 16, 2021: North Allegheny hosts MLK showcase
January 15, 2021
A tradition that was started by Woodland Hills officials a few years ago will continue this weekend at North Allegheny.

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Lincoln Park and Montour line up for a free throw Friday, Jan. 15, 2021.
Dominant as ever, Lincoln Park beats Montour in 1st section game in 4A
Lincoln Park entered the WPIAL in the 2007-2008 season and has been a dominant force in boys basketball since Day 1.

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Kiski’s Calvin Heinle takers a shot in practice Nov. 30.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Jan. 15, 2021: Never too early for section showdowns
January 14, 2021
It is still early in WPIAL boys basketball, but already a logjam is forming in Section 3-5A.

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South Allegheny’s Bryce Epps tries to slice through the Beaver Falls defense in a WPIAL Class 3A playoff game last season.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Jan. 14, 2021: Class 3A showdown in boys basketball
January 13, 2021
While Thursday is a busy night of girls basketball around the WPIAL, there are only two district boys basketball games scheduled.

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OLSH’s Jake DiMichele scores past Springdale’s Demitri Fritch Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2012 at Donald G. McGhee Fieldhouse.
Trib HSSN state boys basketball rankings for Jan. 13, 2021
While basketball is back for most boys basketball teams around the WPIAL, that is not the case around the PIAA.

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Chartiers Valley’s Carter Mastovich celebrates a 3-pointer next to Fox Chapel’s Eli Yofan during their game on Jan. 9.
Trib 10: Chartiers Valley sitting pretty in boys, girls power rankings
The slow progression of the 2020-2021 boys and girls basketball season continues around the WPIAL as some teams try to stay on schedule while others are still trying to tip off.

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Upper St. Clair and Bethel Park square off on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021.
No. 1 Upper St. Clair pulls off gritty win over Bethel Park
Defense not only wins championships, it never takes a night off.

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Mt. Pleasant’s Dayton Pitzer wrestles Freedom’s Bryson Miller for the 182-pound Class AA final during the 2019 PIAA wrestling tournament.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Jan. 13, 2021: Wrestling rivals collide
January 12, 2021
Last year, they met in the regular season and again in the team sectionals.

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North Allegheny’s Ayden Owens competes in the Class AAA boys 110 meter high hurdles during the 2018 PIAA track and field championships.
North Allegheny track star Ayden Owens discusses decorated high school career
In May and June, the TribLive High School Sports Network held a fan vote to determine the Best of the Century among the district’s top male and female athletes.

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North Catholic coach Molly Rottmann watches her team during a game against Mars on Friday, Dec. 11, 2020, in Cranberry.
Trib HSSN state girls basketball rankings for Jan. 12, 2021
Now that the four-week stoppage in winter sports has been lifted by the governor, teams around the commonwealth are slowly getting back to game action.

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Springdale’s Demitri Fritch works out next to head coach Aaron Epps during practice last season.
What to watch for in high school sports for Jan. 12, 2021: OLSH, Springdale square off
January 11, 2021
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart and Springdale were on a collision course for a semifinals showdown in last year’s WPIAL Class 2A boys basketball playoffs.

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Peters Twp.’s Dylan McElhinny scores past North Allegheny goaltender Rylan Murphy during their game Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, in Warrendale.
What to watch for in high school sports for Jan. 11, 2021: PIHL set to restart
While most basketball teams in the WPIAL returned to the court this past Friday and Saturday, the restart of the high school hockey season begins Monday.

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South Park’s Maura Huwalt competes in the girls Class AA shot put finals during the PIAA track and field state championships Saturday, May 25, 2019, at Shippensburg University.
South Park’s Maura Huwalt featured in Trib HSSN Best of the Century podcast series
January 10, 2021
Through the end of 2020 and the start of 2021, the Rebel Yell podcast will feature chats with some of the top WPIAL athletes from the first 20 years of this century.

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Central Catholic’s Anderson Cynkar takes a charge from Lincoln Park’s Daquan Bradford during their game on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2020, in Midland.
Dozens of basketball broadcasts on tap this week on Trib HSSN
Although the schedule can change at any moment, the TribLive High School Sports Network has lined up plenty of action on the hardwood, mats and ice in the first full week of winter sports.

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Carlynton’s Oleg Melnyk works for an escape from Thomas Jefferson’s Brendan Finnerty at the 2020 Allegheny County Tournament at Fox Chapel.
Carlynton mat standout sets sights on 100th win, WPIAL title
In his native Ukraine, where he was born and lived his first 10 years, Oleg Melnyk claims his first name is very common.

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Hempfield’s Kyle Burkholder wrestles North Allegheny’s Bradley Stipetich in the 113-pound quarterfinal at the WPIAL Class 3A individual tournament on Friday, March 1, 2019 at Canon-McMillan High School.
W2W4 in WPIAL sports for Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021
January 8, 2021
There is always something going on at North Allegheny High School, but Saturday will be a long and busy day of activities at the gym in McCandless.

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Butler’s Mattix Clement reacts after making a 3-pointer against Upper St. Clair during a state playoff game last season.
Trib HSSN broadcast schedule for week of Jan. 8, 2021
January 7, 2021
After one night of action and a four-week pause, the winter scholastic sports season resumes Friday and Saturday with roundball and wrestling here on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Moon’s A.Q. Shipley takes on Ambridge in 2003.
A.Q. Shipley discusses a high school career at Moon that led to a decade in the NFL
In May and June, the TribLive High School Sports Network held a fan vote to determine the Best of the Century among the district’s top male and female athletes.

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Lincoln Park’s bench celebrates after a 3-pointer against Aliquippa during last year’s WPIAL Class 3A semifinals.
W2W4 in WPIAL sports for Friday, Jan. 8, 2021
Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends … but was on hiatus for nearly a month.

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Quaker Valley’s Tabitha Bemis wins a 110-meter hurdle semifinal during the 2010 WPIAL Class AA qualifying meet.
Quaker Valley grad Tabitha Bemis discusses decorated high school career
January 5, 2021
In May and June, the TribLive High School Sports Network held a fan vote to determine the Best of the Century among the district’s top male and female athletes.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Luke Hagy leaves Woodland Hills defenders in his wake during a 2011 game.
Three-sport star Luke Hagy remembers decorated Mt. Lebanon career
January 4, 2021
In May and June, the TribLive High School Sports Network held a fan vote to determine the Best of the Century among the district’s top male and female athletes.

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Adin Zorn participates in baseball practice at Sewickley Academy on Wednesday, March 11, 2020.
Trib HSSN Top 20 Stories of 2020: Spring sports season shelved
January 2, 2021
The most unique year in our lifetime is coming to an end. With so many mass starts and stops, highs and lows, just about all walks of life were affected by the coronavirus in 2020.

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WPIAL executive director Amy Scheuneman poses for a photo after a WPIAL board meeting June 18, 2020, at Chartiers Valley.
Trib HSSN Top 20 Stories of 2020: New WPIAL executive director takes over
January 1, 2021
The most unique year in our lifetime is coming to an end. With so many mass starts and stops, highs and lows, just about all walks of life were affected by the coronavirus in 2020.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Jake Pugh hoists the PIAA Class 4A championship trophy next to Jacob Krawczyk after defeating Jersey Shore, 21-14, in the state final on Nov. 28 at Hersheypark Stadium.
2020’s parade of champions in WPIAL sports
December 31, 2020
Most parades draw large crowds that are entertained by the many bands and floats and other spectacles that march through a specific route, making for a fun and unique event.

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Chartiers Valley’s Megan McConnell (4) and Perri Page celebrate with teammates as time expires in the WPIAL Class 5A championship game against Trinity on Feb. 29.
Trib HSSN Top 20 Stories of 2020: Chartiers Valley girls basketball proves unbeatable
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The Mars boys soccer team celebrates with the PIAA Class 3A soccer championship trophy after defeating Northern, 2-1, in the state final Nov. 20.
Trib HSSN Top 20 Stories of 2020: Mars soccer dominates the state
December 30, 2020
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Aliquippa’s Vaughn Morris (4) and Karl McBride (3) celebrate a touchdown against Belle Vernon during a WPIAL Class 4A semifinal Nov. 6.
Trib HSSN Top 20 Stories of 2020: Step up in class can’t slow Aliquippa
December 29, 2020
The most unique year in our lifetime is coming to an end. With so many mass starts and stops, highs and lows, just about all walks of life were affected by the coronavirus in 2020.

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Fox Chapel’s Eli Yofan (top) and Erik Wilson battle Hampton’s Liam Mignogna for a loose ball during their game on Friday, Dec. 11, 2020, at Fox Chapel.
Trib HSSN Top 20 Stories of 2020: Winter sports start, then quickly stop
December 28, 2020
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Thomas Jefferson’s Preston Zandier celebrates after the Jaguars defeated Jersey Shore, 21-14, in the PIAA Class 4A championship game Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, at Hersheypark Stadium.
Trib HSSN Top 20 Stories of 2020: Thomas Jefferson again captures WPIAL, PIAA titles
December 27, 2020
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Hopewell’s Becky Novacek (40) is fouled by Allentown Central Catholic’s Shavaun Fisher during the second half of the PIAA Class AAA championship game at Giant Center in Hershey. Hopewell won the state title, 57-40.
Hopewell’s Becky Novacek featured in Trib HSSN Best of the Century podcast series
December 26, 2020
Through the end of 2020 and the start of 2021, the Rebel Yell podcast will feature chats with some of the top WPIAL athletes from the first 20 years of this century.

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Laurel Highlands’ Rodney Gallagher celebrates after defeating Mars in the WPIAL Class 5A championship game Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, at Petersen Events Center.
Trib HSSN Top 20 Stories of 2020: Laurel Highlands wins long-awaited WPIAL title
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Pine Richland’s Eli Jochem beats Governor Mifflin’s Greg Suber for a third-quarter touchdown during the PIAA Class 5A semifinal Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020 at Tiger Stadium in Hollidaysburg.
Trib HSSN Top 20 Stories of 2020: Pine-Richland achieves perfection
December 25, 2020
The most unique year in our lifetime is coming to an end. With so many mass starts and stops, highs and lows, just about all walks of life were affected by the coronavirus in 2020.

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West Allegheny’s Austin Hendrick was the 12th pick in the 2020 MLB draft.
Trib HSSN Top 20 Stories of 2020: West Allegheny slugger sees red
December 24, 2020
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The Central Catholic football team celebrates with the WPIAL Class 6A championship trophy after defeating North Allegheny, 38-24, Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, at Martorelli Stadium.
Trib HSSN Top 20 Stories of 2020: Pandemic sidelines champs
December 23, 2020
The most unique year in our lifetime is coming to an end. With so many mass starts and stops, highs and lows, just about all walks of life were affected by the coronavirus in 2020.

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Indiana Pacers guard T.J. McConnell handles the ball during a game against the Philadelphia 76ers on Dec. 18.
NBA guard T.J. McConnell kicks off Trib HSSN Best of the Century podcast series
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Bishop Canevin’s Abbie Maziarz, Gillian Golupski and Olivia Thomas celebrate after beating Greensburg Central Catholic in the WPIAL Class A championship game.
Trib HSSN Top 20 stories of 2020: Bishop Canevin wins emotional volleyball title
December 22, 2020
The most unique year in our lifetime is coming to an end. With so many mass starts and stops, highs and lows, just about all walks of life were affected by the coronavirus in 2020.

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Gatway’s Olivia Livingston poses with her WPIAL record-tying eighth gold medal Feb. 28 at Trees Pool.
Trib HSSN Top 20 stories of 2020: Gateway swimmer wraps up record-setting career
December 21, 2020
The most unique year in our lifetime is coming to an end. With so many mass starts and stops, highs and lows, just about all walks of life were affected by the coronavirus in 2020.

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Burrell celebrates with the WPIAL Class AA team wrestling championship trophy, their 14th consecutive win, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, after defeating Burgettstown in WPIAL Class AA team wrestling championships at Chartiers-Houston High School.
Trib HSSN Top 20 Stories of 2020: Burrell’s streak continues
December 20, 2020
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Derry’s Cain Latta, bottom, works on defensive drills with teammates during a heat acclimation practice on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020 at Derry Area High School.
Trib HSSN Top 20 Stories of 2020: After delayed start, fall sports move forward
December 19, 2020
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Butler’s Ethan Morton (25) celebrates after beating Mt. Lebanon in the WPIAL Class 6A championship game at Petersen Events Center on Feb. 29.
Trib HSSN Top 20 Stories of 2020: Butler boys basketball ends title drought
December 18, 2020
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Central Valley’s Josh Campbell (52) hoists the PIAA Class 3A championship trophy with his teammates after defeating Wyomissing, 35-21, in the state final on Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, at Hersheypark Stadium.
Trib HSSN Top 20 Stories of 2020: Mercifully, Central Valley football wins state title
December 17, 2020
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Teammates celebrate North Allegheny’s win in the girls 200 medley relay during the 2020 Class AAA WPIAL Swimming and Diving Championship at Trees Pool.
Trib HSSN Top 20 Stories of 2020: North Allegheny dominates in pool
December 16, 2020
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Upper St. Clair’s Luke Gensler celebrates a 3-pointer against Bethel Park last season.
Trib 10: Newcomers dominate boys basketball power rankings
Welcome to another season of the weekly Trib HSSN power rankings.

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North Allegheny’s Lizzy Groetsch (32) looks for a pass during the WPIAL Class 6A championship game against Bethel Park at Petersen Events Center on Feb. 29.
Trib HSSN preseason state girls basketball rankings
December 15, 2020
The WPIAL has long been a hotbed for talent in girls basketball. The 2020 PIAA basketball playoffs back that up.

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Laurel Highlands’ Rodney Gallagher is fouled in the final seconds of the WPIAL Class 5A championship game against Mars on Feb. 28 at Petersen Events Center.
Trib HSSN Top 20 Stories of 2020: WPIAL freshmen make sudden impact
The most unique year in our lifetime is coming to an end. With so many mass starts and stops, highs and lows, just about all walks of life were affected by the coronavirus in 2020.

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OLSH’s Dante Spadafora drives to the basket past Serra Catholic’s Jayden Bristol during the 2019 WPIAL Class 2A championship game.
Trib HSSN preseason state boys basketball rankings
December 14, 2020
When Trib HSSN last ranked the top teams in Pennsylvania, most of the second-round games in the 2020 PIAA basketball playoffs had just been completed with the quarterfinals looming.

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Knoch’s Laura Greb pumps her fist after winning her fourth consectutive WPIAL Class AA tennis championship on Sept. 25, 2020, at North Allegheny High School.
Trib HSSN Top 20 Stories of 2020: Knoch dominates court proceedings
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South Park’s Justin Mettrick celebrates his goal with Nathan Pololak during their game against Blackhawk on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020, at Brady’s Run Ice Arena. South Park won, 7-4.
PIHL standings through Dec. 13, 2020
Here are the latest PIHL high school hockey standings through Sunday.

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Junior Greg Kraemer is Chartiers Valley’s leading scorer.
Chartiers Valley hockey comes charging out the gate
December 13, 2020
While the high school winter sports season was trying to get off the ground in December, high school hockey was into its second month of ice action.

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Bishop Canevin celebrates after defeating Greensburg Central Catholic in the WPIAL Class A championship game Nov. 7.
Bishop Canevin volleyball shows championship-caliber character during emotional season
The 2020 season was a teeter-totter of emotions for the Bishop Canevin girls volleyball team.

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Chartiers Valley and Baldwin line up for the opening tipoff Friday, Dec. 11, 2020.
Chartiers Valley girls keep winning streak alive with win over game Baldwin squad
December 11, 2020
Chartiers Valley waited exactly nine months to pick up their 59th consecutive victory toward breaking a state record winning streak.

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Knoch junior Ryan Lang takes a jumpshot during practice on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020.
Schedules altered as WPIAL high school basketball season tips off
Welcome to opening day of the 2020-21 winter sports season.

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Rochester’s Corynne Hauser celebrates in the final seconds of the WPIAL Class A championship game against West Greene last season.
Trib HSSN 2020-21 WPIAL Class A girls basketball preseason breakdown
December 10, 2020
Getting to the WPIAL girls basketball finals will take more dedication and focus than ever this season.

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Leechburg’s Dylan Cook (10) dribbles the ball around Greensburg Central Catholic defender Jacob Biros as Leechburg’s Jake Blumer (21) and GCC’s Max Pisula look on last season.
Trib HSSN 2020-21 WPIAL Class A boys basketball preseason breakdown
This will surely be a boys basketball season like no other.

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Penn-Trafford’s Nate Loughner celebrates a goal with Nico Martucci (93) and Ryan Crombie (18) during their game against Latrobe on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, at Center Ice Arena in Delmont.
PIHL standings through Dec. 6, 2020
December 6, 2020
Here are the latest PIHL high school hockey standings through Dec. 6:

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Hempfield Area’s Niheim Lewis during practice Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020 at Spartan Field House.
Basketball tips off this week on TribLive High School Sports Network
After a week of rest in between scholastic sports seasons, we turn our attention fully to winter sports with pucks and round balls this week only on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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North Allegheny’s Lizzy Groetsch (32) eyes the basket during a game against Bethel Park in the WPIAL Class 6A championship at Petersen Events Center on Feb. 29, 2020.
Trib HSSN 2020-21 WPIAL Class 6A girls basketball preseason breakdown
December 5, 2020
Getting to the WPIAL girls basketball finals will take even more dedication and focus than ever this season.

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Upper St. Clair’s Luke Gensler drives to the basket against Bethel Park’s Anthony Chiccitt during their game Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, at Upper St. Clair High School.
Trib HSSN 2020-21 WPIAL Class 6A boys basketball preseason breakdown
This will surely be a boys basketball season like no other.

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Pine-Richland quarterback Cole Spencer celebrates as he scores during the first quarter of the PIAA Class 3A championship game against Cathedral Prep on Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, at Hersheypark Stadium.
Pine-Richland’s Cole Spencer earns Trib HSSN Football Player of the Year honors
Following in the footsteps of one of the best quarterbacks the WPIAL has produced, Cole Spencer didn’t blink.

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Beaver Falls’ Josh Hough (10) rushes the ball against Wilmington during their PIAA Class 2A semifinal game at Geneva College on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020.
Head of the Class: Trib HSSN Football Player, Coach of the Year for each classification
December 4, 2020
Back in the day, when a student did well in the classroom, they were sometimes moved to the front of the class.

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Pine-Richland’s Luke Miller celebrates the Rams’ third touchdown during the second quarter of the PIAA Class 5A state championship game against Cathedral Prep on Nov. 27 at Hersheypark Stadium.
Trib 10: WPIAL football teams had record-tying weekend in Hershey
December 2, 2020
For the fifth time in the 33-year history of the PIAA playoffs, three WPIAL football champions returned home from the central part of the state with PIAA gold.

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Thomas Jefferson’s DeRon VanBibber celebrates his touchdown next to Jersey Shore’s Connor Davis during the PIAA Class 4A state championship game on Saturday.
Trib HSSN state football rankings for Dec. 1, 2020
December 1, 2020
The 2020 high school football campaign is complete, and it goes in the record books as a season like no other.

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The Central Valley football team waits to take the field at the start of the PIAA Class 3A state championship game against Wyomissing last Friday.
Trib HSSN Football Team of the Week: Central Valley
Mark Lyons had been to the top of the WPIAL mountain top four times, including each of the last two years.

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Peters Twp.’s Dylan McElhinny scores past North Allegheny goaltender Rylan Murphy during their game Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, in Warrendale.
PIHL standings through Nov. 29, 2020
November 29, 2020
Here are the latest PIHL high school hockey standings through Sunday, Nov. 29.

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Trib HSSN Player of the Week: Eli Jochem, Pine-Richland
Pine-Richland has had great contributions from many players in finishing 11-0 and capturing district and state championships for the second time in school history.

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Carlynton athletic director Nate Milsom
AD proud of Carlynton’s efforts to complete successful, safe fall sports season
November 28, 2020
Nathan Milsom has climbed the ladder at Carlynton as he prepares for the winter season of his ninth year as district athletic director.

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Isabella Franjione was a senior setter for South Fayette’s volleyball team this season.
Chartiers Valley, South Fayette volleyball teams savor playoff seasons
The fall sports season was a challenge for all involved.

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Central Valley’s Jayvin Thompson intercepts a pass over Elizabeth Forward’s Nico Mrvos during the WPIAL Class 3A championship game on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, at North Allegheny.
PIAA Class 3A football championship breakdown: Central Valley vs. Wyomissing
November 26, 2020
Central Valley vs. Wyomissing

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Central Valley’s Landon Alexander carries for a touchdown during the second quarter of the WPIAL Class 3A championship game against Elizabeth Forward on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, at North Allegheny.
Central Valley, Wyomissing set for battle of unbeatens in PIAA Class 3A final
Experience matters. Or does it?

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Pine-Richland celebrates with head coach Eric Kasperowicz after coming back to beat Governor Mifflin, 48-44, the PIAA Class 5A semifinals Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020 at Tiger Stadium in Hollidaysburg.
PIAA football championship factoids: WPIAL teams look to make history
November 25, 2020
In 33 years of PIAA football playoffs, the WPIAL has never had more than three state champions crowned in a single year.

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Jeannette’s James Sanders pulls in a one-handed catch against Reynolds to help set up Jeannette’s first touchdown during the PIAA Class A semifinals Nov. 20, 2020, at Reynolds High School.
PIAA finalists stand atop Trib 10 football power rankings
Two WPIAL champions are spectators while the four others are Hershey bound, looking to add to their golden seasons.

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Central Valley’s Jayvin Thompson intercepts a pass over Elizabeth Forward’s Nico Mrvos during the WPIAL Class 3A championship game Nov. 13.
Trib HSSN state football rankings for Nov. 24, 2020
November 24, 2020
The Road to Hershey will have eight football teams headed to Chocolate Town this holiday weekend hoping a golden football will be part of their Thanksgiving Day leftovers.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Preston Zandier breaks free for a touchdown against Oli City in the PIAA Class 4A semifinals Friday, Nov. 20,2020.
Trib HSSN Team of the Week: Thomas Jefferson
November 23, 2020
Talk about a 180-degree swing.

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North Hills’ Noah Benscoter celebrates his first period goal against Quaker Valley on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, at RMU Island Sports Center. North Hills won, 11-3.
PIHL standings through Nov. 22, 2020
November 22, 2020
Here are the latest PIHL high school hockey standings through Sunday, Nov. 22.

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Pine Richland’s Cole Spencer scoots up the sideline past the Governor Mifflin bench for the game winning touchdown in the fourth quarter during the PIAA Class 5A semifinal Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020 at Tiger Stadium in Hollidaysburg.
Trib HSSN Player of the Week: Cole Spencer, Pine-Richland
All season, Pine-Richland jumped on teams early and took control of football games in the first quarter on its way to a perfect regular season and another WPIAL championship.

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Landon Alexander and his Central Valley teammates play Wyomissing for the PIAA Class 3A title Friday.
This week’s broadcasts on Trib HSSN
A wild and unique fall sports season comes to an end with the high school football state championships this week only on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Chartiers Valley’s Jordan Demus carries against Aliquippa Oct. 9. The Colts finished second behind Aliquippa in the 4A Parkway Conference and ended up 6-2 overall, their first winning season since 2009.
Chartiers Valley makes giant leap forward with return to playoffs
While moving down in classifications after four years of struggles in Class 5A to Class 4A this fall, it was one small step for the Chartiers Valley football.

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South Fayette head coach Joe Rossi watches his team during a preseason practice.
‘Everything was strange’ for South Fayette football this season
Since coming to South Fayette in 2007, coach Joe Rossi has turned the Lions into a perennial power. It’s a program that has won four WPIAL and two PIAA championships in those 14 years.

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North Allegheny’s Tulasi Syamala celebrates the Tigers’ first goal by Anna Bundy (left) next to Norwin goalkeeper Liz Waszkiewicz during a WPIAL Class 4A quarterfinal Oct. 29.
PIAA soccer championships preview: Saturday’s games
November 20, 2020
Boys

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Mars’ Erin Rodgers (17) celebrates her goal with Gwen Howell during the WPIAL Class 3A championship game against Plum on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, at North Allegheny.
Mars soccer teams look to cap undefeated seasons at PIAA championships
November 19, 2020
The Mars boys and girls soccer teams take their undefeated records into the final game of the season. Each will play for a state championship Friday at Hersheypark Stadium.

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Thomas Jefferson’s McClain Flinn celebrates his touchdown with Ian Hansen during the WPIAL Class 4A championship game against Aliquippa on Saturday.
Trib 10: Teams in state title hunt occupy top spots in WPIAL power rankings
November 18, 2020
Six teams earned WPIAL championships in this unique 2020 season, and while one already knows state gold is not in the cards, five others begin their two-week journey on the Road to Hershey.

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Pine-Richland ’s Brooks Eastburn carries for his second touchdown past Peters Twp. defenders during the WPIAL Class 5A championship game on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, at North Allegheny.
Trib HSSN state football rankings for Nov. 17, 2020
November 17, 2020
Like most of the WPIAL football champions crowned this past weekend, Trib HSSN is showing some mercy as more changes have come to the state rankings following the state quarterfinals round.

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Trib HSSN football team of the week for Week 10
November 16, 2020
After being competitive with the defending champion Clairton on the opening night of the season with a freshman quarterback making his debut, Jeannette was confident going into Saturday’s rematch in the WPIAL Class A championship game.

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Latrobe goalie Logan Byrd makes a save during the second period against Montour on Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, at RMU Island Sports Center. Latrobe won, 5-4, in a shootout.
PIHL standings through Nov. 15, 2020
November 15, 2020
Here are the latest PIHL high school hockey standings through Sunday, Nov. 15.

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Trib HSSN Football Player of the Week for Week 10
In hockey, they call it the spin-a-rama. The action of making a full turn while skating with the puck.

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Jadyn Perkins (23) and her North Allegheny teammates faces Landisville Hempfield in the PIAA playoffs Tuesday.
This week’s broadcasts on Trib HSSN
As the fall sports seasons winds down, the focus is on the PIAA football, soccer, volleyball and field hockey state playoffs this week only on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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North Allegheny’s Paige Morningstar sets at the net during the first game against McDowell during a PIAA Class 4A quarterfinal on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, at North Allegheny.
PIAA releases sites, times for soccer, volleyball, field hockey semifinals
The PIAA has released the sites and times for Tuesday’s semifinal matches in boys and girls soccer, girls volleyball and field hockey.

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Thomas Jefferson’s DeRon VanBibber celebrates after scoring against Aliquippa during the WPIAL Class 4A championship game on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, at North Allegheny.
WPIAL football champions learn opponents, locations for PIAA quarterfinals
The PIAA has released the dates, sites and times for the semifinal football games coming up Friday and Saturday.

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Central Catholic’s Bralen Henderson (81) hoists the WPIAL Class 6A championship trophy next to Jackson Farrell after defeating North Allegheny, 38-24, last Friday.
WPIAL football championship factoids: From the North Side to the North Hills
November 12, 2020
With district football championship games being split between Newman Stadium at North Allegheny and Martorelli Stadium in West View, this is the first time no title games have been played at either Heinz Field or Three Rivers Stadium since 1982.

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Central Catholic’s Eddy Tillman celebrates his third touchdown of the WPIAL Class 6A championship game against North Allegheny last Friday.
WPIAL Class 6A champion Central Catholic to open state playoff run at McDowell
The WPIAL champion playing in the highest classification has usually hit the Road to Hershey by heading east.

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Pine Richland’s Jeremiah Hasley attempts to break the tackle of Penn Trafford’s Ethan Carr after a pass reception ;ast Friday.
Trib 10: WPIAL finalists fill Trib HSSN power rankings
November 11, 2020
With only 11 teams left standing after the second week of the WPIAL football playoffs, teams that have been eliminated are merely spectators in more ways than one.

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Beaver Falls’ Shileak Livingston (1) rushes the ball against Apollo-Ridge last Friday.
Trib HSSN state football rankings for Nov. 10, 2020
November 10, 2020
After several weeks of very few changes, the Trib HSSN state rankings underwent a major facelift heading into the state quarterfinal round.

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Trib HSSN football team of the week for Week 9
November 9, 2020
Welcome to the 2020 Central Catholic revenge tour. Your first stop will be in the South Hills at Mt. Lebanon and then we head north to North Allegheny.

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Jeannette’s James Sanders fights through a tackle attempt by Clairton’s Brooklyn Cannon for a first-quarter touchdown Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, at McKee Stadium in Jeannette.
This week’s broadcasts on Trib HSSN
November 8, 2020
With the district soccer, volleyball and field hockey championships in the rear-view mirror, we turn our attention to WPIAL football championships this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Beaver Falls’ Josh Hough (10) rushes against Apollo-Ridge at Geneva College’s Reeves Field on Friday, Nov. 6, 2020.
Trib HSSN Player of the Week for Nov. 8, 2020
When Josh Hough became a big part of the Beaver Falls offense as a sophomore in 2018, people looked at his name and didn’t know if it rhymed with rough or rogue.

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Carlynton running back Shawn Curry had a strong sophomore season.
Carlynton football moving in right direction after 3-win season
While the struggles were evident at times, the Carlynton football program continues to take baby steps after three winless seasons in a four-year period from 2014-17.

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Bishop Canevin head coach Richard Johnson during work outs July 29 at Bishop Canevin High School.
Bishop Canevin football eager to take next step
A traditionally strong football program hit rock bottom in 2019.

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Clairton’s Dontae Sanders runs for a touchdown during the WPIAL Class A championship game against Sto-Rox last season.
WPIAL Class A playoff preview: Clairton, Shenango lean on star running backs
November 5, 2020
No. 5 Shenango (7-1) vs. No. 1 Clairton (7-0)

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Sto-Rox’s Austin Jones tries to break away from Western Beaver’s Zach Schwarz on Oct. 16.
WPIAL Class 2A playoff preview: Can Serra Catholic pull off another upset at Sto-Rox?
No. 7 Serra Catholic (5-0) vs. No. 3 Sto-Rox (7-1)

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Central Valley quarterback Ameer Dudley throws a pass during a preseason practice.
WPIAL Class 3A playoff preview: Can anyone challenge defending champion Central Valley?
No. 4 Keystone Oaks (5-2) vs. No. 1 Central Valley (8-0)

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Gateway’s Derrick Davis gets past Woodland Hills’ Keshawn Davis and Tyier Ruch on Oct. 17.
WPIAL Class 5A playoff preview: Gateway, Peters Township meet in title game rematch
No. 3 Peters Township (7-0) vs. No. 2 Gateway (5-0)

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Gateway’s Derrick Davis avoids Woodland Hills’ Gavin Yarbough on Oct. 17.
Trib 10: Ranked teams clash in second week of WPIAL playoffs
November 4, 2020
All 10 teams in last week’s HSSN football power rankings were home in Week 8, and all 10 scored victories to keep their district championship hopes alive.

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Clairton’s Caleb Jennings runs against OLSH in a WPIAL Class A playoff game Friday, Oct. 30, 2020.
Trib HSSN state football rankings for Nov. 3, 2020
November 3, 2020
As district tournaments wind down and the Road to Hershey begins, tops teams across Pennsylvania start falling by the wayside with golden dreams turned to season-ending nightmares.

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Trib HSSN Football Team of the Week for Week 8
November 2, 2020
Since moving to Class 5A when the PIAA expanded to six classifications in football before the 2016 season, Penn-Trafford has been so agonizingly close to a WPIAL title. However, no victory cigar has been puffed on.

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Central Catholic’s Anderson Cynkar catches a touchdown pass over Mt. Lebanon’s Jack Smith (7) and Alex Tecza during the first quarter of their WPIAL Class 6A semifinal on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, at Mt. Lebanon.
This week’s Trib HSSN broadcasts
We kick off a November to remember with a golden week of championship soccer, volleyball, field hockey and football action this week only on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Trib HSSN Football Player of the Week for Week 8
November 1, 2020
The Apollo-Ridge program rose to new heights in 2013 and ‘14 thanks to athleticism of Tre Tipton.

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Caroline McConnell (center) poses with her South Fayette teammates after a runner-up finish at the WPIAL team tournament.
South Fayette golfer emerging as one of WPIAL’s top players
Summer camp is usually a time for kids to do some hiking, swimming, biking and perhaps create a craft or two.

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Bishop Canevin’s Ashley Lippold (16) battles Sewickley Academy’s Brooke Menzock for possession during their game on Oct. 13.
Playoff loss hard to handle after brilliant season for Bishop Canevin girls soccer
One and done.

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Seneca Valley’s James Sprentz (13) celebrates his interception during the second quarter against Mt. Lebanon on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, in Jackson.
WPIAL Class 6A football semifinals preview
October 29, 2020
Class 6A semifinals 

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McKeesport’s Jahmil Perryman closes in on Thomas Jefferson’s Preston Zandier on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020.
Trib 10: Upset knocks Thomas Jefferson down a few pegs in power rankings
October 28, 2020
The same 10 teams have once again earned spot in this week’s HSSN football power rankings.

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Aliquippa’s Vernon Redd returns the opening kickoff for a touchdown against Chartiers Valley on Oct. 9.
Trib HSSN state football rankings for Oct. 27, 2020
October 27, 2020
It was another week of very little movement for the HSSN football teams ranked in the Top 5 in each classification across the state.

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Trib HSSN football team of the week for Week 7
October 26, 2020
After the result came in Friday and fans throughout the WPIAL raised a collective eyebrow, one had to wonder what McKeesport coach Matt Miller said to motivate his Tigers prior to their big Class 4A Big Eight Conference showdown at Thomas Jefferson.

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Trib HSSN Football Player of the Week for Week 6
October 25, 2020
The victory in Week 7 for Clairton to seal the deal on another outright Eastern Conference championship came against a playoff-bound team and was historically significant.

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Chartiers Valley’s Tatiana Adzima participates in a team drill last season. Chartiers Valley’s Tatiana Adzima participates in a team drill Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019 at Chartiers Valley Stadium.
Chartiers Valley soccer teams aiming for return to playoffs in 2021
October 24, 2020
The Chartiers Valley soccer programs were riding high four years ago.

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Bishop Canevin’s Jack Staley (left) battles with Seton LaSalle’s John Pete during a game last season.
Optimism abounds for Bishop Canevin boys, Carlynton girls soccer programs
Sometimes in sports, a small snow ball rolls to the point it becomes an avalanche.

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North Allegheny’s Jadyn Perkins scores over Pine-Richland’s Makayla Roy next to Paige Miller during their match on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, in McCandless.
WPIAL girls volleyball playoff clinchings through Oct. 22, 2020
October 23, 2020
The WPIAL girls volleyball regular season has come to an end, sort of. There is at least one more playoff spot up for grabs in a match on Saturday plus a spot undecided in both Class AAA and AA.

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McKeesport’s Aundre Robinson (3) celebrates a big play with Devontae Hampton (2) against Ringgold on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020.
Trib HSSN don’t-miss high school football matchups for Week 7
October 22, 2020
Class 6A

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Peters Township’s Breylen Carrington avoids South Fayette’s Connor Harcrik on Sept. 25.
Trib 10: Top teams tune up for playoffs
October 21, 2020
Ten bells for the 10 teams in HSSN football power rankings.

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Greensburg Central Catholics’ Max House makes a diving save against Trinity Christian on Sept. 30.
WPIAL Clinched: Final boys soccer playoff spots decided
October 20, 2020
Section play in the regular season is in the books as the field for the 2020 WPIAL boys soccer playoffs is now set. 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 also qualify for the postseason.

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Southmoreland’s Olivia Cernuto (10) battles Mt. Pleasant’s Emma Mckee for a header during their game on Oct. 13.
WPIAL Clinched: Girls soccer playoff field set
Section play in the 2020 regular season is complete and the field is set for the WPIAL girls soccer playoffs. 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 also qualify for the postseason.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Ian Hansen hauls in a touchdown pass against Belle Vernon on Sept. 25.
Trib HSSN state football rankings for Oct. 20, 2020
For the first time all season, all 30 teams included in the Trib HSSN state rankings were in action.

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Trib HSSN Football Team of the Week for Week 6
October 19, 2020
Elizabeth Forward realizes it is not easy to win a football conference championship.

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Freeport’s Cassidy Dell plays against Hampton Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020 at Hampton High School.
WPIAL girls volleyball playoff clinchings through Oct. 18, 2020
October 18, 2020
The WPIAL girls volleyball regular season has one week left. 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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Plum’s Jamie Seneca heads the ball against Oakland Catholic on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, at Plum.
WPIAL girls soccer playoff clinchings through Oct. 18, 2020
There is one day left in section play in WPIAL girls soccer with two more spots in 4A up for grabs. 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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Deer Lakes goalkeeper Nick Braun fends off Shady Side Academy’s Suski Jackson during their game on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, at Deer Lakes.
WPIAL boys soccer playoff clinchings through Oct. 18, 2020
There are two days left in section play in WPIAL boys soccer with only one Class 3A spot still available. 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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Mt. Lebanon’s Joey Daniels (3) looks to pass the ball against Central Catholic during their game at Graham Field in Wilkinsburg on Friday, Oct. 9, 2020.
TribHSSN broadcasts: Week of Oct. 19-24
The ‘Stretch Run’ of the 2020 high school football season concludes as we wrap up the regular season and look ahead to the postseason this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Trib HSSN Football Player of the Week for Week 6
With a possible playoff berth in the balance, twice Upper St. Clair fell behind Moon by two touchdowns.

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Peters Township’s Michael Peyton carries against Upper St. Clair’s Luke Banbury during the third quarter Oct. 1, 2020, at Peters..
WPIAL bracketology: Chris Harlan, Don Rebel predict 2020 football pairings
In the words of Upper St. Clair basketball coach Danny Holzer: “It’s never too early for bracketology.”

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South Fayette’s Caroline McConnell watches her putt on No. 18 
at Oakmont Country Club on Oct. 8 during the WPIAL Class AAA 
girls golf championships.
South Fayette junior golfer stares down Oakmont, takes home silver
With the district golf and girls tennis postseason winding down, no area teams and only one area golfer is moving on to the PIAA state championships.

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Michael Gavlik celebrated one year on the job as athletic director at Chartiers Valley.
First year on job brings growth, surprises to Chartiers Valley athletic director
Oct. 14 marked Michael Gavlik’s one-year anniversary as athletic director at Chartiers Valley.

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Seneca Valley (right) hosts Baldwin on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020.
Seneca Valley gets big Class 6A win in overtime against Baldwin
October 17, 2020
Nolan Dworek scored his second touchdown of the game on the first play from scrimmage for Seneca Valley in overtime to lead the host Raiders past Baldwin, 19-16, in a key Class 6A game Saturday afternoon.

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Hampton’s Samantha Langer plays against Armstrong on Tuesday.
WPIAL Clinched: Girls soccer through Oct. 15, 2020
October 16, 2020
There are only a few days left in section play in WPIAL girls soccer. 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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North Allegheny’s Khalil Dinkins scores during the third quarter against Central Catholic on Sept. 25.
Trib HSSN don’t-miss high school football matchups for Week 6
October 15, 2020
Class 6A

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Deer Lakes goalkeeper Nick Braun fends off Shady Side Academy’s Suski Jackson during their game on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, at Deer Lakes.
WPIAL Clinched: Boys soccer through Oct. 14, 2020
There is less than a week left in section play in WPIAL boys soccer. 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 also qualify for the postseason.

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Penn-Trafford’s Ian Demeri (9) rushes the ball against Woodland Hills on Oct. 2.
Trib 10: Central Catholic falls out, Penn-Trafford joins football power rankings
October 14, 2020
For the second time in three weeks, Central Catholic came up on the short end of the stick.

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Sewickley Academy’s Kaitlyn Hayden battles Bishop Canevin’s Julianna Umalin for a header during their game on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, at Youthtowne in Clinton.
WPIAL Clinched: Girls soccer teams through Oct. 13, 2020
October 13, 2020
There is less than a week left in section play in WPIAL girls soccer. 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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Clairton’s Isaiah Berry pulls in a first-quarter touchdown against Jeannette in Week 1.
Trib HSSN state football rankings for Oct. 13, 2020
Week 5 was a near-perfect week for the top 30 football teams in the state.

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Seneca Valley’s Connor Schmidt (left) battles North Allegheny’s Jonathan Swann for possession during their game on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, in McCandless. The Raiders won, 2-1.
WPIAL boys soccer playoff clinchings through Oct. 12, 2020
October 12, 2020
There is less than one week left in section play in WPIAL boys soccer. 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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Trib HSSN Football Team of the Week for Week 5
The late Al Davis, owner of the Oakland Raiders during their powerhouse days in the 1970s was fond of saying, “Just win, baby.”

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Trib HSSN Football Player of the Week for Week 5
October 11, 2020
California senior running back Jaedan Zuzak made history in Week 5 when he ran wild in the Trojans home opener.

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Sewickley Academy’s Bobby Serafin moves the ball upfield next to Riverside’s Noah Zelch during their game on Sept. 16, 2020, at Nichols Field.
WPIAL boys soccer playoff clinchings through Oct. 11, 2020
There is one week left in section play in WPIAL boys soccer. 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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Fox Chapel’s Sydney Schutzman works between Norwin’s Alyssa Aquilio (4) and Evelyn Moore during their game on Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, at Norwin.
WPIAL girls soccer playoff clinchings through Oct. 11, 2020
There is one week left in section play in WPIAL girls soccer. 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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Apollo-Ridge players listen to the national anthem before playing Shady Side Academy on Oct. 9, 2020, at Apollo-Ridge.
This week’s Trib HSSN broadcasts
The first global pandemic stretch run is upon us as we have reached the final two weeks of the regular season in high school football.

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Freeport Area’s Josephine Russo plays against Knoch Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020 at Knoch High School.
WPIAL girls volleyball playoff clinchings through Oct. 11, 2020
The WPIAL girls volleyball regular season has two weeks left. 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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Carlynton’s Desmond Corrado is making a successful return from hip surgery this season.
Carlynton cross country runner on comeback trail after hip surgery
Upon the conclusion of his sophomore school year at Carlynton in June 2019, Desmond Corrado was planning to spend the summer running and preparing to be one of the top distance runners in the district.

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Bishop Canevin AD thinks fast to fill last-minute hole in football schedule
When it comes to high school football in Western Pennsylvania, it truly is a weekly event.

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Central Catholic’s Gannon Carothers celebrates his rushing touchdown against Seneca Valley on Oct. 2.
Trib HSSN don’t-miss high school football matchups for Week 5
October 8, 2020
Class 6A

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Pine-Richland’s Caden Schweiger gets some running room against Penn Hills on Oct. 3.
Trib 10: WPIAL’s top teams stand their ground in Week 4
October 7, 2020
There was very little movement in the HSSN power rankings as we pass the midway point of the regular season.

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Aliquippa’s Darious Dixon catches a pass during a preseason practice.
Trib HSSN state football rankings for Oct. 6, 2020
October 6, 2020
We have made a successful move into October football.

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Trib HSSN Football Team of the Week for Week 4
October 5, 2020
In the seven years between 2010 and 2016, Serra Catholic had a combined record of 15-52 with one playoff appearance.

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Trib HSSN Football Player of the Week for Week 4
October 4, 2020
Two years ago, Rochester was playing for a WPIAL title, which just seemed right in the small Beaver County town.

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Chartiers Valley’s Abe Ibrahim (left) celebrates with Anthony Mackey after Mackey’s second touchdown run against Blackhawk on Friday. The unbeaten Colts take on fellow unbeaten Aliquippa this week.
This week’s Trib HSSN broadcasts
The first full week of October brings a chill in the air and hot high school sports action you can view or hear this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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South Fayette’s Charley Rossi picks up yardage after a catch against New Castle last season.
Coaches’ sons form special bond, lead football, soccer teams at South Fayette
They have been best friends since they can remember. They always had so much in common: a love for sports and playing at a high level on their respective high school teams.

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Caroline McConnell hits out of a sand trap during the Tri-State Junior PGA Championship in June at Willowbrook Country Club.
South Fayette golfers ready to be tested at Oakmont
It is postseason time for boys and girls golf and girls tennis.

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Central Catholic’s Elias Karanikos sacks Seneca Valley quarterback Dustin Horn during the second quarter on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, in Jackson.
WPIAL, City League football standings through Week 4
October 3, 2020
Here are the latest WPIAL and City League football standing through Friday of Week 4:

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Peters Twp. quarterback Logan Pfeuffer eludes Upper St. Clair’s Luke Banbury en route to a fourth-quarter touchdown Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, at Peters.
Peters Township handles Upper St. Clair in Thursday night special
October 2, 2020
Thursday night was a special night for Peters Township.

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Penn Hills’ Derrick Topeck (10) rushes the ball pursued by Woodland Hills’ Armani Bailey (4) during their game at the Wolvarena in Turtle Creek on Sept. 18, 2020.
Trib HSSN don’t miss high school football matchups for Week 4
October 1, 2020
Class 6A

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Pine-Richland’s Eli Jochem eludes Upper St. Clair’s Jaden Keating along the sideline in Week 2.
Trib 10: There’s a new team atop the Week 4 power rankings
September 30, 2020
Only the elite in the district can brag each week about being part of the Trib HSSN power rankings.

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North Allegheny’s Khalil Dinkins returns an interception for a touchdown past Central Catholic’s Eddy Tillman during the third quarter last week.
Trib HSSN state football rankings for Sept. 29, 2020
September 29, 2020
In Week 4 of the state football rankings, it’s time to welcome some members of District 12 to the 2020 football season.

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Trib HSSN Football Team of the Week for Week 3
September 28, 2020
Twelve years ago, these Eagles were an endangered species.

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Trib HSSN Football Player of the Week for Week 3
September 27, 2020
The last time Plum defeated Mars in football was 1955. Dwight Eisenhower was president, a gallon of gas was 23 cents and minimum wage was $1 an hour.

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South Fayette’s Logan Yater tries to take down Peters Township’s Vincent Sirianni during their Sept. 25 game. South Fayette vs. Moon is this week’s Trib HSSN Game of the Week and will feature a live video stream Friday night.
This week’s Trib HSSN broadcasts
As the temperature slowly drops and the calendar changes from September to October, the fall sports action heats up this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Bishop Canevin celebrates after beating Fort Cherry during last year’s playoffs.
Bishop Canevin volleyball eyes up 4th straight WPIAL title; Carlynton seeks playoff return
The season may have started a couple of weeks later than scheduled, but both the Bishop Canevin and Carlynton programs are well underway in the 2020 WPIAL girls volleyball season.

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Bishop Canevin has unveiled a locker room renovation project. Former coach Bob Jacoby, to whom the locker room is dedicated, is in the back middle.
New locker room, workout facility energizes Bishop Canevin football program
The Bishop Canevin football program had hit a wall.

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Beaver’s Marco Mamone threw a 30-yard touchdown pass Saturday night.
Beaver brings in Ringer to beat Seton LaSalle
September 26, 2020
At 0-2 and in need of a wake-up call, Beaver cranked the volume up on its Ringer.

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Pine-Richland’s Alex Gochis catches a touchdown pass past Upper St. Clair’s Ethan Dahlem during the first quarter of their Week 2 game.
Trib HSSN don’t miss high school football matchups for Week 3
September 24, 2020
Class 5A nonconference

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Central Valley receiver Myles Walker catches a pass during practice.
Trib 10: Central Valley uses historic win to stay in upper echelon
September 23, 2020
History was made in Week 2 as Greensburg Salem became the fifth WPIAL school to reach No. 700 wins.

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Greensburg Salem’s Wyatt Ramer warms up before the Knoch game Friday, Sept. 18, 2020 at Offutt Field in Greensburg.
Which WPIAL football team will reach a milestone next?
September 22, 2020
History was made in Week 2 of the WPIAL football season as two district teams picked up milestone victories.

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Pine-Richland’s Charlie Mill celebrates his touchdown during the third quarter Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, at Upper St. Clair.
Trib HSSN state football rankings for Sept. 22, 2020
It was another relatively quiet week with more and more teams starting to kick off the 2020 high school football season across the state.

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Trib HSSN Team of the Week for Week 2
September 21, 2020
Last fall, Peters Township enjoyed one of the best football seasons in school history. The Indians finished 12-2 and lost in the WPIAL Class 5A championship game to Gateway, 21-20.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Preston Zandier collides with Trinity Anthony Phillips on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020.
This week’s Trib HSSN broadcasts
September 20, 2020
As summer turns to autumn, we celebrate with plenty of high school fall sports action this week here on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Keystone Oaks quarterback Logan Shrubb passed for more than 200 yards and rushed for more than 200 yards for the second time Friday night.
Trib HSSN High School Football Player of the Week for Week 2
Keystone Oaks coach Greg Perry has a reputation of being a “quarterback whisperer.”

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South Fayette’s Lilah Speca spikes against Knoch during a playoff game last year.
South Fayette, Chartiers Valley have pieces in place to return to volleyball playoffs
After a delay of a couple of weeks, the 2020 WPIAL girls volleyball season has begun.

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Central Valley receiver Myles Walker works out during practice on Aug. 12, 2020, in Center.
Trib HSSN don’t miss high school football matchups for Week 2
September 17, 2020
Class 6A

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Freedom football coach Greg Toney steps down
The first coaching change of the new WPIAL football season came quickly and was surrounded by confusion.

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Gateway’s Jaylen Hurt during work outs Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at Gateway High School.
Trib 10: Central Catholic stays atop football power rankings
September 16, 2020
A high school football season like no other is underway in Western Pa.

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Clairton’s Dontae Sanders breaks free for a second-quarter touchdown against Jeannette last Friday.
Trib HSSN state football rankings for Sept. 15, 2020
September 15, 2020
It was a quiet start to the 2020 high school football season this past week, and not just because fans were not allowed or were limited at stadiums across the state.

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Trib HSSN Team of the Week for Week 1
September 14, 2020
In four years from 2016-19, Chartiers Valley football played in Class 5A and struggled, winning only four conference games and amassing an overall record of 10-30.

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Peters Township’s Donovan McMillon, a Florida commit, goes through drills during workouts Thursday, Aug.20, 2020, at Peters Township High School.
This week’s Trib HSSN broadcasts
September 13, 2020
The high school fall sports season kicks into full gear this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Belle Vernon’s Devin Whitlock rushed for 239 yards, including a 73-yard touchdown, in the Leopards’ season-opening win over McKeesport.
Trib HSSN Football Player of the Week for Week 1
Anytime a key player changes position, there is a little hesitation, a little anxiousness and a whole lot of finger crossing.

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Shenango and Union squared off at Glenn “Pop” Johnson Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020.
Reis Watkins stars as Shenango christens new turf with win over Union
Gone is another natural grass field in the WPIAL as they rolled out the new turf at Frank Bongevingo Field at Glenn “Pop” Johnson Stadium at Shenango High School.

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Signal Item girls soccer preview: Chartiers Valley chasing playoff berth in competitive section
September 10, 2020
Girls high school soccer teams that succeeded last fall begin this season trying to build on that momentum while those who stumbled look to a new year as a building block.

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Carlynton’s Demetrius Howe (12) competes against Aquinas Academy last season.
Signal Item boys soccer preview: Carlynton has championship potential
The 2020 high school sports season is underway. A season once thought to be in jeopardy of being canceled or possibly moved to the spring has kicked off for athletes playing football, field hockey, volleyball, golf, tennis, cross-country and soccer.

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Penn Hills’ Derrick Topeck goes through drills during preseason workouts.
Trib HSSN don’t-miss high school football matchups for Week 1
Class 6A

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Peters’ Logan Pfeuffer goes through drills during workouts Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020 at Peters Township High School.
Trib HSSN preseason state football rankings
The 2020 high school football season kicks off Friday around Pennsylvania with words such as finally, normalcy, excitement and tradition being used to describe games that were up in the air as recently as two weeks ago.

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Central Catholic’s Bralen Henderson works out on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, in Oakland.
Central Catholic leads preseason Trib 10 football power rankings
Here is the first edition of the Trib 10 high school football power rankings for the 2020 season.

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Shaler Area’s Josh Miller goes through drills during workouts Thursday, July 30, 2020 at Shaler Titans Football Field.
After back-to-back playoff trips, Shaler looking to take next step
September 7, 2020
What a difference a couple of years make.

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South Park running back Nate May carries the ball on Sept. 3, 2020, at Eagle Stadium.
South Park motivated by last season’s postseason victory
September 6, 2020
For the last two years, South Park has played in the strongest of the two WPIAL Class 3A conferences — the Tri-County West. There, the Eagles battled some of the top teams in the class in Aliquippa, Beaver Falls and defending district champion Central Valley.

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Central Catholic’s Eddie Tillman catches a pass during practice Wednesday, July 1, 2020, in Oakland.
WPIAL Class 6A football breakdown: NA, Central Catholic cream of shrinking crop
The expansion to six classifications four years ago has been a bonanza for many of the WPIAL classes. Close regular season battles for playoff berths have led to some nail-biting moments in the postseason.

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Mars running back Teddy Ruffner carries the ball during practice on Aug. 20, 2020, in Adams.
With Teddy Ruffner in backfield, Mars targets postseason success
September 2, 2020
In 2005, Mars finished with a 5-5 record after a Class AA first-round playoff loss to Burrell.

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Sto-Rox head coach LaRoi Johnson works with his team during practice on Tuesday Aug. 18, 2020, in McKees Rocks.
After WPIAL title game appearance, Sto-Rox enters new class with new quarterback
September 1, 2020
In LaRoi Johnson’s first year as head coach at Sto-Rox in 2018, the Vikings improved from the previous year to finish 6-4 but missed out on the Class A playoffs.

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Brentwood running back Aiden Wardzinski catches a pass during practice on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Brentwood.
Brentwood breaking in new starters after breakthrough season
Brentwood was close to having a golden season in 2019.

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Carlynton quarterback Khalil Kerr throws a pass during practice on Monday Aug. 17, 2020.
Carlynton looks to end playoff drought behind experienced line
The Carlynton football team won its season opener for a second straight year in 2019 and was actually sitting in first place at 2-0 after outscoring Bishop Canevin and Fort Cherry by a combined score of 77-20. Then a seven-game losing streak derailed its playoff hopes … again.

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Aliquippa quarterback Vaughn Morris works out during practice on Aug. 17, 2020, above The Pit.
Despite young roster, bump up in class, Aliquippa still thinking WPIAL title
August 31, 2020
It took a pandemic to end one of the most impressive streaks in WPIAL football history.

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Beaver receiver James Finch catches a touchdown pass during practice on Aug. 19, 2020, in Beaver.
Beaver motivated to move past rare losing season
For a 10-year span, there were few football programs in the WPIAL consistently better than Beaver.

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Chartiers Valley’s Lamont Payne works out during practice on Aug. 17, 2020, in Collier.
Drop to Class 4A has enthusiasm on the rise at Chartiers Valley
In 2009, Chartiers Valley closed out the first decade of the century with one of its most successful football seasons. The Colts lost only once in the regular season and finished with an 8-2 record.

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Montour quarterback Luke Persinger throws a pass during practice on Aug. 18, 2020.
With QB Persinger healthy, Montour ready to compete in new Parkway Conference
In back-to-back years, the Montour football program became quite familiar with the ups and downs of high school football. The 2017 season was close to the best of times and the follow up in 2018 was the worst of times.

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Seneca Valley’s Ethan West goes through drills during workouts Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at Seneca Valley High School.
Veteran Seneca Valley team out to even the score
Since the expansion to six classifications throughout the state four years ago, even years have been very good for the Seneca Valley football program.

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Tim Sweeney takes over as head coach at Baldwin this season after turning Derry into a WPIAL contender.
With new coach, new class, a season of change at Baldwin
Changing addresses and moving from one football program to another can be taxing and tough. The adjustment period between coaching staff and players can last well into the first season.

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Canon-McMillan players gather during a preseason practice.
Canon-McMillan starting to stack up playoff appearances
For nearly 10 years, the Canon-McMillan football team was a spectator to postseason football.

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Freedom quarterback Cole Beck tries to break a tackle during a playoff game against Charleroi last season.
With playmakers back, Freedom has tools to contend in Class 2A
August 28, 2020
In the first eight years of this past decade, the Freedom football team struggled mightily, going a combined 18-62.

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Central Valley quarterback Ameer Dudley works out next to head coach Mark Lyons during practice on Aug. 12, 2020, in Center.
Entering school’s 2nd decade, Central Valley looks to add to loaded trophy case
August 26, 2020
What a great first decade of existence for the Central Valley football team.

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Burgettstown’s Jonathan Baronick is a returning all-conference lineman for the Blue Devils.
After thriving in 2A, Burgettstown looks like big fish in Class A pond
August 25, 2020
For nine weeks in the 2019 football season, Burgettstown was the class of 2A.

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Union lineman Aaron Gunn works out with teammates during practice on Aug. 11, 2020, in Union.
Union building around dominant lineman Aaron Gunn
They have one of the top players in the WPIAL, but will one dominant performer be enough to help Union turn around and enjoy success in the always competitive Big Seven Conference in Class A?

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Keystone Oaks quarterback Logan Shrubb goes through drills during workouts Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020 at Dormont Memorial Stadium.
Dual-threat QB Logan Shrubb leads Keystone Oaks into new-look conference
Since expansion to six classifications four years ago, Keystone Oaks has had four winning seasons playing against elite teams from Beaver County in Class 3A.

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McGuffey’s McKinley Whipkey goes through drills during workouts Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020 at McGuffey High School.
Loaded McGuffey welcomes favorite label in Class 2A
August 24, 2020
Most coaches want to run away and hide from preseason expectations. McGuffey’s Ed Dalton is not like most coaches.

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McKeesport running back Asaad Robinson goes through drills during workouts Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020 at McKeesport High School.
After successful Class 5A stint, McKeesport happy to return to 4A ranks
August 23, 2020
For 3½ decades, McKeesport called Class AAAA home in high school football.

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West Mifflin’s Nahki Johnson goes through drills during workouts Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020 at West Mifflin High School.
Playoff eligibility in doubt for talented West Mifflin team led by Pitt recruit Nahki Johnson
As camps finally begin across the state, every high school football team has questions, from competition for starting spots to trying to stay healthy during a pandemic.

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Church pew bunkers off the third fairway at Oakmont Country Club.
Oakmont to host WPIAL girls Class AAA golf championships for the first time
August 14, 2020
Oakmont Country Club has hosted nine U.S. Open championships, three PGA championships, two U.S. Women’s Opens, five U.S. Amateur Opens and several WPIAL boys championships, including the 2016 and ‘18 Class AAA individual finals.

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The Mudcats are Daily News League 2020 champions.
Mudcats edge Snappers in Game 3 to win 2020 Daily News League championship
August 10, 2020
Eric Fairman may have been at the top of the Mudcats batting order, but on Monday night in the third and deciding game of the 2020 Daily News League championship series, the Thomas Jefferson grad was in the middle of his team’s two rallies.

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Mudcats starting pitcher Greg Frederick prepares to throw in Game 2 of the Daily News League championship series Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020.
Mudcats walk past Snappers to even Daily News League championship series
August 9, 2020
After dropping the opener of the best-of-three Daily News League baseball championship series, the Quinn Construction Mudcats treated the bottom of the first inning of Game 2 like a walk in the park.

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Snappers pitcher Josh Lapiana works in the Daily New League championship game Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020.
Defending champion Snappers come back to beat Mudcats in Game 1 of DNL Finals
August 8, 2020
Brandon Whitfield had three hits and drove in four runs as the defending champion Snappers knocked off Quinn Construction Mudcats, 7-3, in Game 1 of the best-of-three Daily News League championship series.

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Greensburg Central Catholic head coach Tyler Solis presents his team with the WPIAL championship trophy after the Centurions defeated Winchester Thurston in the Class A final Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, at Highmark Stadium.
Soccer success helps Greensburg CC put best foot forward in Class A Trib Cup competition
July 17, 2020
The Greensburg Central Catholic boys and girls soccer teams played for WPIAL gold on Nov. 1 and earned a split decision with the GCC girls settling for silver and the boys winning gold.

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Members of the Quaker Valley boys soccer team hoist the PIAA Class AA championship trophy Nov. 15, 2019, at Hersheypark Stadium.
Quaker Valley gets a golden kick out of winning the Trib Cup 4A championship
July 13, 2020
Consistent success throughout the fall and winter sports season and a big season on the pitch by the boys soccer team has Quaker Valley getting their kicks this summer as the Quakers have earned the Class 4A Trib HSSN Sports Cup.

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The North Catholic boys basketball team celebrates with the championship trophy after defeating Lincoln Park in the WPIAL Class 3A final Feb. 27, 2020, at Petersen Events Center.
                                The North Catholic boys basketball team celebrates with the championship trophy after defeating Lincoln Park in the WPIAL Class 3A final Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, at Peterrsen Events Center.
2019-20 Trib Cup: Victory Bell rings loud as North Catholic runs away with title in Class 3A
July 10, 2020
North Catholic has a tradition that players ring the school’s Victory Bell when their teams win a district or state championship.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Logan Danielson celebrates with the PIAA Class 4A state championship trophy after defeating against Dallas, 46-7, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, at Hersheypark Stadium.
WPIAL, PIAA football gold pave way for Thomas Jefferson to take Trib Cup 5A title
July 6, 2020
The Thomas Jefferson football team did more than bring WPIAL and PIAA gold back to Jefferson Hills. The Jaguars also led the way to a Trib HSSN Sports Cup championship in Class 5A.

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The OLSH boys basketball team celebrates with the championship trophy after defeating Sto-Rox in the WPIAL Class 2A championship game Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, at Petersen Events Center.
2019-20 Trib Cup: Basketball success lifts OLSH to repeat in Class 2A
July 3, 2020
Though the school did not sweep gold in football along with both boys and girls basketball like it did the previous year, one championship out of three was enough to give Our Lady of the Sacred Heart another Class 2A Trib Cup.

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North Allegheny celebrates after beating Bethel Park in the WPIAL Class 6A championship game at Petersen Events Center on Feb. 29, 2020.
2019-2020 Trib Cup: North Allegheny dominates Class 6A again
June 29, 2020
It is time to begin announcing the 2019-2020 HSSN Trib Cup winners, which means it’s time to honor North Allegheny in Class 6A again.

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North Allegheny’s Paige Morningstar with a kill past Canon-McMillan’s Samantha Parker during the girls Class AAAA WPIAL volleyball championships Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019.
Trib HSSN girls athlete of the year: Morningstar shines bright for champion North Allegheny
Paige Morningstar came to North Allegheny three years ago ready to fill the big shoes left behind by both of her two-sport star older sisters.

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Trib HSSN Best of the Century winners Spencer Lee and Maura Huwalt joined the Rebel Yell podcast.
Rebel Yell Podcast: Best of the Century salute to Spencer Lee and Maura Huwalt
June 26, 2020
The WPIAL Battle of the Century was born during a pandemic as a combination to fill the void of the missed March Madness and a way to salute many of the great area scholastic athletes from the now-completed first two decades of the 21st century.

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South Park’s Maura Huwalt competes in the girls Class AA shot put finals during the PIAA track and field state championships May 25, 2019 at Shippensburg University.
South Park’s Maura Huwalt wins Trib HSSN Best of the Century tournament
June 24, 2020
The HSSN June Madness results have been tabulated in the championship of the girls bracket to determine the WPIAL athlete of the century.

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Franklin Regional’s Spencer Lee
Spencer Lee wins Trib HSSN WPIAL Best of the Century tournament
June 23, 2020
The HSSN June Madness results are in from Monday, June 22 in the championship round of the boys bracket to determine the WPIAL athlete of the century.

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South Park’s Maura Huwalt vs. North Allegheny’s Rachel Martindale
Trib HSSN June Madness finals: Maura Huwalt, South Park vs. Rachel Martindale, North Allegheny
We have finally reached Championship Week in June Madness as we determine who fans believe is the WPIAL Athlete of the Century.

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Clairton’s Tyler Boyd vs. Franklin Regional’s Spencer Lee
Trib HSSN June Madness finals: Tyler Boyd, Clairton vs. Spencer Lee, Franklin Regional
June 22, 2020
We have finally reached Championship Week in June Madness as we finally determine who fans believe is the WPIAL Athlete of the Century.

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Trib HSSN June Madness semifinal results for Friday, June 19
June 20, 2020
The HSSN June Madness results are in from Friday, June 19 in the final semifinals match of the brackets to determine the WPIAL Athlete of the Century.

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Trib HSSN June Madness semifinal results for Thursday, June 18
June 19, 2020
The HSSN June Madness results are in from Thursday, June 18 in the third semifinals match of the brackets to determine the WPIAL Athlete of the Century.

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East Allegheny’s Amani Johnson vs. North Allegheny’s Rachel Martindale
Trib HSSN June Madness semifinal: Amani Johnson, East Allegheny vs. Rachel Martindale, North Allegheny
Over the course of the next week, June Madness will determine who fans believe is the WPIAL Athlete of the Century.

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Trib HSSN June Madness semifinal results for Wednesday, June 17
June 18, 2020
The HSSN June Madness results are in from Wednesday, June 17 in the second semifinals match of the brackets to determine the WPIAL Athlete of the Century.

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Franklin Regional’s Spencer Lee vs. Mt. Lebanon’s Luke Hagy
Trib HSSN June Madness semifinals: Spencer Lee, Franklin Regional vs. Luke Hagy, Mt. Lebanon
Over the course of the next week, June Madness will determine who fans believe is the WPIAL Athlete of the Century.

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Trib HSSN June Madness semifinal results for Tuesday, June 16
June 17, 2020
The HSSN June Madness results are in from Tuesday, June 16 in the first semifinals match of the brackets to determine the WPIAL Athlete of the Century.

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Rochester’s Lauryn Williams and South Park’s Maura Huwalt are two of the top track and field athletes to compete in the WPIAL.
Trib HSSN June Madness semifinals: Lauryn Williams, Rochester vs. Maura Huwalt, South Park
Over the course of the next week, June Madness will determine who fans believe is the WPIAL Athlete of the Century.

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Trib HSSN June Madness quarterfinal results for Monday, June 15
June 16, 2020
The HSSN June Madness results are in from Monday, June 15 in the final quarterfinals match of the brackets to determine the WPIAL Athlete of the Century.

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Moon’s A.Q. Shipley vs. Clairton’s Tyler Boyd
Trib HSSN June Madness semifinals: A.Q. Shipley, Moon vs. Tyler Boyd, Clairton
Over the course of the next week, June Madness will determine who fans believe is the WPIAL Athlete of the Century.

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Neil Walker had a .504 career batting average at Pine-Richland.
Versatile Neil Walker reflects on Pine-Richland days in baseball and football
June 15, 2020
Trib HSSN has been fortunate to cover a lot of great athletes these last two decades. While the “Best of the Century” contest continues, we now feature some of these high school stars from the last two decades twice a week on Monday and Thursday on the Rebel Yell podcast.

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North Allegheny’s Rachel Martindale vs. South Park’s Nikki Doria
Trib HSSN June Madness quarterfinals: Rachel Martindale, North Allegheny vs. Nikki Doria, South Park
Over the course of the next few weeks, June Madness will determine who fans believe is the WPIAL Athlete of the Century.

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Trib HSSN June Madness quarterfinal results for Friday, June 12
June 13, 2020
The HSSN June Madness results are in from Friday, June 12 in the quarterfinals of the brackets to determine the WPIAL Athlete of the Century.

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Trib HSSN June Madness quarterfinal results for Thursday, June 11
June 12, 2020
The HSSN June Madness results are in from Thursday, June 11 in the quarterfinals of the brackets to determine the WPIAL athlete of the century.

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Pine-Richland’s Neil Walker vs. Mt. Lebanon’s Luke Hagy
Trib HSSN June Madness quarterfinals: Neil Walker, Pine-Richland vs. Luke Hagy, Mt. Lebanon
Over the course of the next few weeks, June Madness will determine who fans believe is the WPIAL Athlete of the Century.

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West Allegheny’s Mike Cummings dives onto his teammates as the Indians celebrate winning the WPIAL Class AAA championship game against Blackhawk on May 29, 2014.
Decade’s best WPIAL finals: Baseball No. 1
June 11, 2020
While it almost became a theme to repeat in WPIAL softball this past decade, it was nearly an impossible dream for district baseball teams.

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Trib HSSN June Madness quarterfinals results for Wednesday, June 10
The HSSN June Madness results are in from Wednesday, June 10 in the quarterfinals of the brackets to determine the WPIAL Athlete of the Century.

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East Allegheny’s Amani Johnson celebrates with C’Keiyah Marshall during the Class 3A WPIAL girls basketball final March 3, 2018 at Petersen Events Center.
Amani Johnson recalls busy East Allegheny athletics career
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Trib HSSN June Madness quarterfinals: Jess Strom, Steel Valley vs. Maura Huwalt, South Park
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Belle Vernon players, from left, Alyssa Larson, Erica Amoroso and Megan Christner run to greet Emily Frederick after she hit a two-run single in the bottom of the seventh inning to beat Yough in the 2015 WPIAL Class AAA championship game.
Decade’s best WPIAL finals: Softball No. 1
June 10, 2020
From classification expansion to field renovations forcing a change in the venue for the district championships, there was a lot going on with the WPIAL softball championships this past decade.

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Trib HSSN June Madness quarterfinal results for Tuesday, June 9
The HSSN June Madness results are in from Tuesday, June 9 in the quarterfinals of the brackets to determine the WPIAL Athlete of the Century.

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Clairton’s Tyler Boyd (Bengals) vs. Plum’s Pat McAfee (Colts)
Trib HSSN June Madness: Tyler Boyd, Clairton vs. Pat McAfee, Plum
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North Hills first base coach Jake Miller celebrates with Joseph Pusateri after Pusateri drove in the game-winning run in the bottom of the 11th inning to beat Mars in the 2018 WPIAL Class 5A baseball championship.
Decade’s best WPIAL finals: Baseball No. 2
June 9, 2020
While it almost became a theme to repeat in WPIAL softball this past decade, it was nearly an impossible dream for district baseball teams.

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Trib HSSN June Madness results for Monday, June 8
The HSSN June Madness results are in from Monday, June 8 in the quarterfinals of the brackets to determine the WPIAL Athlete of the Century.

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East Allegheny’s Amani Johnson vs. Quaker Valley’s Tabitha Bemis
Trib HSSN June Madness quarterfinals: Amani Johnson, East Allegheny vs. Tabitha Bemis, Quaker Valley
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Maddie Uschock pitches against Latrobe during 2018 WPIAL championship game.
Decade’s best WPIAL finals: Softball No. 2
June 8, 2020
From classification expansion to field renovations forcing a change in the venue for the district championships, there was a lot going on with the WPIAL softball championships this past decade.

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Montour’s Devin Wilson drives past General McLane’s Lukas Hallett during the third quarter of their PIAA Class AAA quarterfinal March 15, 2013 at New Castle High School.
Montour grad Devin Wilson followed in big footsteps during Spartans’ ‘glory days’
Trib HSSN has been fortunate to cover a lot of great athletes the last two decades. While the ‘Best of the Century’ contest continues, HSSN will feature some of these high school stars from the last two decades Monday and Thursday on the Rebel Yell podcast.

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Franklin Regional’s Spencer Lee vs. New Castle’s Malik Hooker
Trib HSSN June Madness quarterfinals: Spencer Lee, Franklin Regional vs. Malik Hooker, New Castle
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South Park’s Randy Dobnak (00) is mobbed by teammates after getting the final out during the ninth inning of the WPIAL Class AAA championship game against Hopewell Tuesday May 28, 2013 at Consol Energy Field.
Decade’s best WPIAL finals: Baseball No. 3
June 7, 2020
While it almost became a theme to repeat in WPIAL softball this past decade, it was nearly an impossible dream for district baseball teams.

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June 6, 2020
The HSSN June Madness results are in from Friday, June 5 in the quarterfinals of the brackets to determine the WPIAL Athlete of the Century.

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Trib HSSN May Madness quarterfinals results for Thursday, June 4
June 5, 2020
The HSSN June Madness results are in from Thursday, June 4 in the quarterfinals of the brackets to determine the WPIAL Athlete of the Century.

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Rochester’s Lauryn Williams vs. Hopewell’s Christa Harmotto
Trib HSSN June Madness quarterfinals: Lauryn Williams, Rochester vs. Christa Harmotto, Hopewell
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Valley seniors Maureen Pallone, left, and Casey Bonk accept the 2010 WPIAL Class AA trophy after beating Burrell, 5-4, in 12 innings.
Decade’s best WPIAL finals: Softball No. 3
June 4, 2020
From classification expansion to field renovations forcing a change in the venue for the district championships, there was a lot going on with the WPIAL softball championships this past decade.

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Trib HSSN June Madness results for Wednesday, June 3
The HSSN June Madness results are in from Wednesday, June 3 in the second round of the brackets to determine the WPIAL Athlete of the Century.

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Rachel Rohanna of Waynesburg chips onto the 18th green during U.S. Women’s Open sectional qualifying May 18, 2015 at Butler Country Club.
Pro golfer Rachel Rohanna talks about playing on boys team at Waynesburg, how perfection and golf don’t mix
Trib HSSN has been fortunate to cover a lot of great athletes over past two decades. While the ‘Best of the Century’ contest continues, we now feature some of these high school stars twice a week Monday and Thursday on the Rebel Yell podcast.

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Jeannette’s Terrelle Pryor vs. Moon’s A.Q. Shipley
Trib HSSN June Madness quarterfinals: Terrelle Pryor, Jeannette vs. A.Q. Shipley, Moon
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Riverside’s Kolby Wolf scores the winning run past Neshannock catcher Brandon Scheidemantle in the bottom of the ninth inning in the WPIAL Class AA championship game May 31, 2016 at Consol Energy Park.
Decade’s best WPIAL finals: Baseball No. 4
June 3, 2020
While it almost became a theme to repeat in WPIAL softball this past decade, it was nearly an impossible dream for district baseball teams.

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Trib HSSN May Madness results for Tuesday, June 2
The HSSN May Madness results are in from Tuesday, June 2 in the second round of the brackets to determine the WPIAL Athlete of the Century.

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Avonworth’s Hunter Robinson vs. North Allegheny’s Rachel Martindale
Trib HSSN May Madness: Hunter Robinson, Avonworth vs. Rachel Martindale, North Allegheny
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Pine-Richland’s Neil Walker vs. Chartiers Valley’s T.J. McConnell
Trib HSSN May Madness: Neil Walker, Pine-Richland vs. T.J. McConnell, Chartiers Valley
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Vincentian’s Bridget Melvin slides safely across home plate for the winning run as Chartiers-Houston catcher Colby Miller watches during the 11th inning of the WPIAL Class A championship game at Lilly Field on June 3, 2010.
Decade’s best WPIAL finals: Softball No. 4
June 2, 2020
From classification expansion to field renovations forcing a change in the venue for the district championships, there was a lot going on with the WPIAL softball championships this past decade.

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Trib HSSN May Madness results for Monday, June 1
The HSSN May Madness results are in from Monday, June 1 in the second round of the brackets to determine the WPIAL Athlete of the Century.

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Steel valley’s Jess Strom vs. Hopewell’s Becky Novacek
Trib HSSN May Madness: Jess Strom, Steel Valley vs. Becky Novacek, Hopewell
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Clairton’s Tyler Boyd vs. North Allegheny’s Ayden Owens
Trib HSSN May Madness: Tyler Boyd, Clairton vs. Ayden Owens, North Allegheny
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Jeannette’s Michael Pompei, left, Brendt Billeck, Eric Hall, and Blaze Tran hoist the WPIAL Class A trophy after defeating Greensburg Central Catholic in the championship game at Consol Energy Park on May 31, 2017.
Decade’s best WPIAL finals: Baseball No. 5
June 1, 2020
While it almost became a theme to repeat in WPIAL softball this past decade, it was nearly an impossible dream for district baseball teams.

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Tampa Bay Rays’ Brendan McKay walks through the dugout after hitting a pinch-hit, solo home run during the ninth inning against Boston on Sept. 22, 2019.
Rising star Brendan McKay of the Tampa Bay Rays talks winning WPIAL gold, the coach opponents love to hate
Trib HSSN has been fortunate to cover a lot of great athletes these last two decades. While the “Best of the Century” contest continues, we now feature some of the brightest high school stars from the last two decades twice a week on Monday and Thursday on the Rebel Yell podcast.

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Hopewell’s Shatori Walker-Kimbrough vs. East Allegheny’s Amani Johnson
Trib HSSN May Madness: Shatori Walker-Kimbrough, Hopewell vs. Amani Johnson, East Allegheny
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Aliquippa’s Darrelle Revis vs. Franklin Regional’s Spencer Lee
Trib HSSN May Madness: Darrelle Revis, Aliquippa vs. Spencer Lee, Franklin Regional
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Deer Lakes head coach Craig Taliani celebrates at home plate with his team after they defeated Greensburg Central Catholic 3-2 in the WPIAL Class AA championship game at California University of Pennsylvania’s Lilly Field on May 31, 2012.
Decade’s best WPIAL finals: Softball No. 5
May 31, 2020
From classification expansion to field renovations forcing a change in the venue for the district championships, there was a lot going on with the WPIAL softball championships this past decade.

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Trib HSSN May Madness results for Friday, May 29
May 30, 2020
The HSSN May Madness results are in from Friday, May 29 in the second round of the brackets to determine the WPIAL Athlete of the Century.

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Trib HSSN May Madness results for Thursday, May 28
May 29, 2020
The HSSN May Madness results are in from Thursday, May 28 in the second round of the brackets to determine the WPIAL Athlete of the Century.

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Rochester’s Lauryn Williams vs. Connellsville’s Madison Wiltrout
Trib HSSN May Madness: Lauryn Williams, Rochester vs. Madison Wiltrout, Connellsville
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Jeannette’s Terrelle Pryor vs. Beaver Falls’ Lance Jeter
Trib HSSN May Madness: Terrelle Pryor, Jeannette vs. Lance Jeter, Beaver Falls
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Steel Valley pitcher Andre Good celebrates with catcher Brady Miller after the final out in a 5-4 win over Hopewell in the WPIAL Class 3A championship game May 28, 2019 at Wild Things Park.
Decade’s best WPIAL finals: Baseball No. 6
May 28, 2020
While it almost became a theme to repeat in WPIAL softball this past decade, it was nearly an impossible dream for district baseball teams.

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Trib HSSN May Madness results for Wednesday, May 27
The HSSN May Madness results are in from Wednesday, May 27 in the second round of the brackets to determine the WPIAL Athlete of the Century.

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Upper St. Clair’s Sean Lee vs. Mt. Lebanon’s Luke Hagy
Trib HSSN May Madness: Sean Lee, Upper St. Clair vs. Luke Hagy, Mt. Lebanon
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Laurel Highlands’ Breehana Jacobs vs. South Park’s Nikki Doria
Trib HSSN May Madness: Breehana Jacobs, Laurel Highlands vs. Nikki Doria, South Park
Over the course of the next month and a half, May Madness will determine who fans believe is the WPIAL Athlete of the Century.

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The Laurel softball team celebrates a 1-0 win over Frazier in WPIAL softball championships May 30, 2018.
Decade’s best WPIAL finals: Softball No. 6
May 27, 2020
From classification expansion to field renovations forcing a change in the venue for the district championships, there was a lot going on with the WPIAL softball championships this past decade.

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Trib HSSN May Madness results for Tuesday, May 26
The HSSN May Madness results are in from Tuesday, May 26 in the second round of the brackets to determine the WPIAL Athlete of the Century.

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South Park’s Maura Huwalt vs. Mt. Lebanon’s Kaitlyn Orstein
Trib HSSN May Madness: Maura Huwalt, South Park vs. Kaitlyn Orstein, Mt. Lebanon
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Plum’s Pat McAfee (West Virginia) vs. Woodland Hills’ Steve Breaston (Michigan)
Trib HSSN May Madness: Pat McAfee, Plum vs. Steve Breaston, Woodland Hills
Over the course of the next month and a half, May Madness will determine who fans believe is the WPIAL Athlete of the Century.

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Blackhawk pitcher Brendan McKay is tackled by catcher Matt Emge after defeating Belle Vernon in the WPIAL Class AAA championship game May 31, 2012.
Decade’s best WPIAL finals: Baseball No. 7
While it almost became a theme to repeat in WPIAL softball this past decade, it was nearly an impossible dream for district baseball teams.

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Trib HSSN May Madness results for Monday, May 25
May 26, 2020
The HSSN May Madness results are in from Monday, May 25 in the second round of the brackets to determine the WPIAL Athlete of the Century.

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West Greene varsity softball players dog pile after winning 5-4 against Monessen during the WPIAL softball championship tripleheader at Seton Hill University, Thursday May 31, 2018. West Greene won 5-4.
Decade’s best WPIAL finals: Softball No. 7
From classification expansion to field renovations forcing a change in the venue for the district championships, there was a lot going on with the WPIAL softball championships this past decade.

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Pine-Richland’s Meghan Klingenberg vs. Quaker Valley’s Tabitha Bemis
Trib HSSN May Madness: Pine-Richland’s Meghan Klingenberg vs. Quaker Valley’s Tabitha Bemis
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Montour’s Devin Wilson vs. New Castle’s Malik Hooker
Trib HSSN May Madness: Montour’s Devin Wilson vs. New Castle’s Malik Hooker
Over the course of the next month and a half, May Madness will determine who fans believe is the WPIAL Athlete of the Century.

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Hopewell catcher Matt Rubino celebrates with pitcher Scott Dierdorf after the final out in the WPIAL Class AAA championship game against Moon Tuesday June 1, 2010 at CONSOL Energy Park. Hopewell won, 2-1, on home runs by Rubino and Dierdorf.
Decade’s best WPIAL finals: Baseball No. 8
May 25, 2020
While it almost became a theme to repeat in WPIAL softball this past decade, it was nearly an impossible dream for district baseball teams.

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Hopewell’s Christa Harmotto vs. Derry’s Amanda Palenchar
Trib HSSN May Madness: Christa Harmotto, Hopewell vs. Amanda Palenchar, Derry
Over the course of the next month and a half, May Madness will determine who you fans believe is the WPIAL Athlete of the Century.

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Pine-Richland’s Phil Jurkovec vs. Moon’s A.Q. Shipley
Trib HSSN May Madness: Phil Jurkovec, Pine-Richland vs. A.Q. Shipley, Moon
Over the course of the next month and a half, May Madness will determine who fans believe is the WPIAL Athlete of the Century.

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Trib HSSN May Madness results for Friday, May 22
May 23, 2020
The HSSN May Madness results are in from Friday, May 22 in the opening round of the brackets to determine the WPIAL athlete of the century.

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Trib HSSN May Madness results for Thursday, May 21
May 22, 2020
The HSSN May Madness results are in from Thursday, May 21 in the opening round of the brackets to determine the WPIAL athlete of the century.

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Beaver Falls’ Todd Thomas vs. Beaver Falls’ Lance Jeter
Trib HSSN May Madness: Todd Thomas, Beaver Falls vs. Lance Jeter, Beaver Falls
Over the course of the next month and a half, May Madness will determine who fans believe is the WPIAL Athlete of the Century.

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Rochester’s Lauryn Williams vs. Burrell’s Sydney Bordonaro
Trib HSSN May Madness: Lauryn Williams, Rochester vs. Sydney Bordonaro, Burrell
Over the course of the next month and a half, May Madness will determine who fans believe is the WPIAL Athlete of the Century.

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Belle Vernon celebrates its 2018 WPIAL championship game victory over Elizabeth Forward.
Decade’s best WPIAL finals: Softball No. 8
May 21, 2020
From classification expansion to field renovations forcing a change in the venue for the district championships, there was a lot going on with the WPIAL softball championships this past decade.

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Trib HSSN May Madness results for Wednesday, May 20
The HSSN May Madness results are in from Wednesday, May 20 in the opening round of the brackets to determine the WPIAL athlete of the century.

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Hopewell’s Shatori Walker-Kimbrough vs. Center’s Allyn Laughlin
Trib HSSN May Madness: Shatori Walker-Kimbrough, Hopewell vs. Allyn Laughlin, Center
Over the course of the next month and a half, May Madness will determine who fans believe is the WPIAL Athlete of the Century.

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Gateway’s Montae Nicholson vs. Franklin Regional’s Spencer Lee
Trib HSSN May Madness: Montae Nicholson, Gateway vs. Spencer Lee, Franklin Regional
Over the course of the next month and a half, May Madness will determine who fans believe is the WPIAL Athlete of the Century.

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Canon-McMillan celebrates beating North Allegheny in the WPIAL Class 6A baseball championship May 30, 2018 at Wild Things Park.
Decade’s best WPIAL finals: Baseball No. 9
May 20, 2020
While it almost became a theme to repeat in WPIAL softball this past decade, it was nearly an impossible dream for district baseball teams.

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Trib HSSN May Madness results for Tuesday, May 19
The HSSN May Madness results are in from Tuesday, May 19 in the opening round of the brackets to determine the WPIAL athlete of the century.

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Waynesburg’s Rachel Rohanna vs. Avonworth’s Hunter Robinson
Trib HSSN May Madness: Rachel Rohanna, Waynesburg vs. Hunter Robinson, Avonworth
Over the course of the next month and a half, May Madness will determine who fans believe is the WPIAL Athlete of the Century.

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Clairton’s Lamont Wade vs. Chartiers Valley’s T.J. McConnell
Trib HSSN May Madness: Lamont Wade, Clairton vs. T.J. McConnell, Chartiers Valley
Over the course of the next month and a half, May Madness will determine who fans believe is the WPIAL Athlete of the Century.

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Chartiers-Houston’s Megan Kraushaar (4) celebrates with teammates after scoring the winning run in the 2012 WPIAL Class A championship game.
Decade’s best WPIAL finals: Softball No. 9
May 19, 2020
From classification expansion to field renovations forcing a change in the venue for the district championships, there was a lot going on with the WPIAL softball championships this past decade.

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Trib HSSN May Madness results for Monday, May 18
The HSSN May Madness results are in from Monday, May 18 in the opening round of the brackets to determine the WPIAL athlete of the century.

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Steel Valley’s Jess Strom vs. Hempfield’s Morgan Ryan
Trib HSSN May Madness: Jess Strom, Steel Valley vs. Morgan Ryan, Hempfield
Over the course of the next month and a half, May Madness will determine who fans believe is the WPIAL Athlete of the Century.

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North Allegheny’s Ayden Owens vs. Blackhawk’s Brendan McKay
Trib HSSN May Madness: Ayden Owens, North Allegheny vs. Brendan McKay, Blackhawk
Over the course of the next month and a half, May Madness will determine who fans believe is the WPIAL Athlete of the Century.

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California topped Freedom, 3-1 in 10 innings, in the 2017 WPIAl Class 2A baseball title game.
Decade’s best WPIAL finals: Baseball No. 10
May 18, 2020
While it almost became a theme to repeat in WPIAL softball this past decade, it was nearly an impossible dream for district baseball teams.

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Butler’s Annessa Schnur vs. South Park’s MAura Huwalt
Trib HSSN May Madness: Annessa Schnur, Butler vs. Maura Huwalt, South Park
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Woodland Hills’ Steve Breaston vs. Aliquippa’s Jonathan Baldwin
Trib HSSN May Madness: Steve Breaston, Woodland Hills vs. Jonathan Baldwin, Aliquippa
Over the course of the next month and a half, May Madness will determine who fans believe is the WPIAL Athlete of the Century.

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Jefferson-Morgan’s Reagan Rush (8) hoists the trophy with Madison Dupont (5) during the WPIAL Class A softball championship on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at California (Pa.). Jefferson-Morgan won 3-2.
Decade’s best WPIAL finals: Softball No. 10
May 17, 2020
From classification expansion to field renovations forcing a change in the venue for the district championships, there was a lot going on with the WPIAL softball championships this past decade.

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Trib HSSN May Madness results for Friday, May 15
May 16, 2020
The HSSN May Madness results are in from Friday, May 15 in the opening round of the brackets to determine the WPIAL athlete of the century.

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Trib HSSN May Madness results for Thursday, May 14
May 15, 2020
The HSSN May Madness results are in from Thursday, May 14 in the opening round of the brackets to determine the WPIAL athlete of the century.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Luke Hagy vs. Woodland Hills’ Ryan Mundy
Trib HSSN May Madness: Luke Hagy, Mt. Lebanon vs. Ryan Mundy, Woodland Hills
Over the course of the next month and a half, May Madness will determine who fans believe is the WPIAL Athlete of the Century.

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Laurel Highlands’ Breehana Jacobs vs. Peters Township’s Makenna Marisa
Trib HSSN May Madness: Breehana Jacobs, Laurel Highlands vs. Makenna Marisa, Peters Township
Over the course of the next month and a half, May Madness will determine who fans believe is the WPIAL Athlete of the Century.

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Trib HSSN May Madness results for Wednesday, May 13
May 14, 2020
The HSSN May Madness results are in from Wednesday, May 13 in the opening round of the brackets to determine the WPIAL athlete of the century.

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Hempfield’s Katie Miller vs. Pine-Richland’s Meghan Klingenberg
Trib HSSN May Madness: Katie Miller, Hempfield vs. Meghan Klingenberg, Pine-Richland
Over the course of the next month and a half, May Madness will determine who fans believe is the WPIAL Athlete of the Century.

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New Castle’s Malik Hooker vs. Central Valley’s Robert Foster
Trib HSSN May Madness: Malik Hooker, New Castle vs. Robert Foster, Central Valley
Over the course of the next month and a half, May Madness will determine who fans believe is the WPIAL Athlete of the Century.

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Trib HSSN May Madness results for Tuesday, May 11
May 13, 2020
The HSSN May Madness results are in from Tuesday, May 12 in the opening round of the brackets to determine the WPIAL athlete of the century.

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Hopewell’s Christa Harmotto vs. Shaler’s Brianna Schwartz
Trib HSSN May Madness: Christa Harmotto, Hopewell vs. Brianna Schwartz, Shaler
Over the course of the next month and a half, May Madness will determine who fans believe is the WPIAL Athlete of the Century.

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Sto-Rox’s Adam DiMichele vs. Moon’s A.Q. Shipley
Trib HSSN May Madness: Adam DiMichele, Sto-Rox vs. A.Q. Shipley, Moon
Over the course of the next month and a half, May Madness will determine who fans believe is the WPIAL Athlete of the Century.

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Trib HSSN May Madness results for Monday, May 11
May 12, 2020
The HSSN May Madness results are in from Monday, May 11 in the opening round of the brackets to determine the WPIAL athlete of the century.

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Pine-Richland’s Phil Jurkovec vs. Hopewell’s Rushel Shell
Trib HSSN May Madness: Phil Jurkovec, Pine-Richland vs. Rushel Shell, Hopewell
Over the course of the next month and a half, May Madness will determine who fans believe is the WPIAL Athlete of the Century.

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Butler’s Meghan Schnur vs. Derry’s Amanda Palenchar
Trib HSSN May Madness: Meghan Schnur, Butler vs. Amanda Palenchar, Derry
Over the course of the next month and a half, May Madness will determine who fans believe is the WPIAL Athlete of the Century.

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Montour’s Devin Wilson vs. Knoch’s Jordan Geist
Trib HSSN May Madness: Devin Wilson, Montour vs. Jordan Geist, Knoch
May 11, 2020
Over the course of the next month and a half, May Madness will determine who fans believe is the WPIAL Athlete of the Century.

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North Allegheny’s Stephanie Madia vs. Quaker Valley’s Tabitha Bemis
Trib HSSN May Madness: Stephanie Madia, North Allegheny vs. Tabitha Bemis, Quaker Valley
Over the course of the next month and a half, May Madness will determine who you fans believe is the WPIAL Athlete of the Century.

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Trib HSSN May Madness results for Friday, May 8
May 9, 2020
The HSSN May Madness results are in from Friday, May 8 in the opening round of the brackets to determine the WPIAL athlete of the century.

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Trib HSSN May Madness results for Thursday, May 7
May 8, 2020
The HSSN May Madness results are in from Thursday, May 7 in the opening round of the brackets to determine the WPIAL athlete of the century.

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Latrobe’s Natalie Bower vs. South Park’s Nikki Doria
Trib HSSN May Madness: Natalie Bower, Latrobe vs. Nikki Doria, South Park
Over the course of the next month and a half, May Madness will determine who fans believe is the WPIAL Athlete of the Century.

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Upper St. Clair’s Sean Lee vs. Central Valley’s Jordan Whitehead
Trib HSSN May Madness: Sean Lee, Upper St. Clair vs. Jordan Whitehead, Central Valley
Over the course of the next month and a half, May Madness will determine who fans believe is the WPIAL Athlete of the Century.

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Trib HSSN May Madness results for Wednesday, May 6
May 7, 2020
The HSSN May Madness results are in from Wednesday, May 6 in the opening round of the brackets to determine the WPIAL athlete of the century.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Kaitlyn Orstein vs. Hempfield’s Maddie Holmberg
Trib HSSN May Madness: Kaitlyn Orstein, Mt. Lebanon vs. Maddie Holmberg, Hempfield
Over the course of the next month and a half, May Madness will determine who you believe is the WPIAL Athlete of the Century.

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Penn Hills’ Aaron Donald vs. Plum’s Pat McAfee
Trib HSSN May Madness: Aaron Donald, Penn Hills vs. Pat McAfee, Plum
Over the course of the next month and a half, May Madness will determine who fans believe is the WPIAL Athlete of the Century.

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Trib HSSN May Madness results for Tuesday, May 5
May 6, 2020
The HSSN May Madness results are in from Tuesday, May 5 in the opening round of the brackets to determine the WPIAL athlete of the century.

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Montour’s Cassidy Krug vs. Hopewell’s Becky Novacek
Trib HSSN May Madness: Cassidy Krug, Montour vs. Becky Novacek, Hopewell
Over the course of the next month and a half, May Madness will determine who fans believe is the WPIAL Athlete of the Century.

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Clairton’s Tyler Boyd vs. Gateway’s Justin King
Trib HSSN May Madness: Tyler Boyd, Clairton vs. Justin King, Gateway
Over the course of the next month and a half, May Madness will determine who fans believe is the WPIAL Athlete of the Century.

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Trib HSSN May Madness results for Monday, May 4
May 5, 2020
The HSSN May Madness results are in from Day 2 of the brackets, Monday, May 4, to determine the athlete of the century.

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North Allegheny’s Rachel Martindale vs. Peters Township’s Alison Riske
Trib HSSN May Madness: Rachel Martindale, North Allegheny vs. Alison Riske, Peters Township
Over the course of the next month and a half, May Madness will determine who fans believe is the WPIAL Athlete of the Century.

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Pine-Richland’s Neil Walker vs. Aliquippa’s Josh Lay
Trib HSSN May Madness: Neil Walker, Pine-Richland vs. Josh Lay, Aliquippa
Over the course of the next month and a half, May Madness will determine who fans believe is the WPIAL Athlete of the Century.

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Quaker Valley’s Annie Houghton vs. East Allegheny’s Amani Johnson
Trib HSSN May Madness: Annie Houghton, Quaker Valley vs. Amani Johnson, East Allegheny
May 4, 2020
Over the course of the next month and a half, May Madness will determine who you fans believe is the WPIAL Athlete of the Century.

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Aliquippa’s Darrelle Revis vs. Aliquippa’s M.J. Devonshire
Trib HSSN May Madness: Darrelle Revis, Aliquippa vs. M.J. Devonshire, Aliquippa
Over the course of the next month and a half, May Madness will determine who fans believe is the WPIAL Athlete of the Century.

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Trib HSSN May Madness results for Friday, May 1
May 2, 2020
The HSSN May Madness results are in from opening day of the brackets, Friday, May 1, to determine the athlete of the century on Friday, May 1.

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Pine-Richland’s Amanda Kalin vs. Connellsville’s Madison Wiltrout
Trib HSSN May Madness: Amanda Kalin, Pine-Richland vs. Madison Wiltrout, Connellsville
May 1, 2020
Over the course of the next month and a half, May Madness will determine who fans believe is the WPIAL Athlete of the Century.

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Jeannette’s Terrelle Pryor vs. Apollo-Ridge’s Tre Tipton
Trib HSSN May Madness: Terrelle Pryor, Jeannette vs. Tre Tipton, Apollo-Ridge
Over the course of the next month and a half, May Madness will determine who fans believe is the WPIAL Athlete of the Century.

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Second baseman Zoe Malone helped Upper St. Clair to a playoff berth last season.
Senior Spotlight: Possible golden softball season lost for Upper St. Clair infielder, classmates
April 30, 2020
Editor’s note: Each day, Trib HSSN will spotlight WPIAL spring athletes whose senior years were cut short by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Pine-Richland’s Neil Walker was the Tribune-Review’s 2004 baseball player of the year.
HSSN May Madness: Vote for the WPIAL’s best of the century
April 29, 2020
The NCAA college basketball tournament has grown over the decades to become one of the top sporting events on the calendar.

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West Mifflin second baseman Jaden Arcuri had a .970 fielding percentage in her high school career.
Senior Spotlight: West Mifflin infielder proud of program’s growth
Editor’s note: Each day, Trib HSSN will spotlight WPIAL spring athletes whose senior years were cut short by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Chartiers-Houston shortstop Kaci Alderson hit .548 as a junior.
Senior Spotlight: Painful exit from the family business for Alderson at Chartiers-Houston
April 27, 2020
Editor’s note: Each day, Trib HSSN will spotlight a WPIAL spring athlete whose senior year has been cut short by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Cornell’s Isaiah Langston (3) goes up for a shot against Saltsburg during a PIAA Class A first-round game Friday, March 6, 2020, at Kiski High.
Highlands, Vincentian out, Cornell into the Trib HSSN state boys basketball rankings
March 20, 2020
This could be the latest state rankings following the second round of the PIAA postseason tournament, or this could be the final Trib HSSN boys rankings of the season.

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Aliquippa’s Chucky Humphries bites his medal after beating Mastery Charter North-Pickett during the PIAA Class AA boys basketball championship on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at the Giant Center in Hershey.
A century’s worth of PIAA basketball championship factoids
March 19, 2020
Suspending the playoff after two rounds was not what the PIAA had in mind on the 100th anniversary of its basketball championships, but the coronavirus outbreak has the tournament on hold.

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WPIAL Girls Basketball Team of the Week: Week ending Mar. 15
March 18, 2020
In 2016, the Trinity girls basketball team reached the WPIAL Class AAA finals before losing to South Fayette.

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Trib HSSN boys basketball team of the week: Week ending March 14
March 17, 2020
When 2019 ended with a pair of losses in the Bethel Park Holiday Tournament, Sto-Rox was 3-6 overall and tied for second place in Section 1-2A.

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WPIAL Girls Basketball Player of the Week — Week ending March 15
March 16, 2020
In the WPIAL Class 3A girls basketball championship game, Beaver struggled mightily on offense and fell to rival Mohawk, 44-26.

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Laurel Highlands’ Rodney Gallagher celebrates after defeating Mars in the WPIAL Class 5A championship game Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, at Petersen Events Center.
Time to open the vault for daily HSSN Classics archive video streams
While high school sports and sports in general are on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic, the TribLive High School Sports Network misses the action as much as the readers and viewers.

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Trib HSSN boys basketball player of the week: Week ending March 14
March 15, 2020
For two generations and over three decades, the Price has been right for area basketball success.

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Rochester’s Corynne Hauser celebrates as time expires in the WPIAL Class A championship game against West Greene Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, at Petersen Events Center.
Big changes in HSSN power rankings as WPIAL teams continue to shrink
March 12, 2020
As the Road to Hershey hits the midway point this weekend with the upcoming quarterfinals, two rounds have shifted the power in the weekly Trib HSSN power rankings.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Alyssa DeAngelo tries to get through Woodland Hills’ Jazmine Dunn and Joi Burleigh in a PIAA Class 5A playoff game Wednesday, March 11, 2020.
Fairman’s big second half leads Thomas Jefferson past Woodland Hills
March 11, 2020
Sophomore Graci Fairman scored 17 of her game-high 20 points in the second half, including a go-ahead layup with 43 seconds left as Thomas Jefferson edged Woodland Hills, 39-34, in a PIAA Class A girls basketball second-round game Wednesday night at Peters Township.

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More PIAA playoff factoids as the 2nd round continues Wednesday
March 10, 2020
Everybody wants a second chance.

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Major turnover in TribHSSN’s Class 5A boys basketball state rankings
March 9, 2020
Every ranked team in classes 6A, 4A, 3A, 2A and A from last week’s Trib HSSN boys basketball state rankings were winners in the opening round of the PIAA playoffs.

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Trib HSSN boys basketball team of the week: Week ending March 7
The first round of the PIAA basketball playoffs is always the great unknown for district teams.

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Trib HSSN boys basketball player of the week: Week ending March 7
When it comes to the makeup of WPIAL Class 6A boys basketball champion Butler, senior Ethan Morton is Batman and sophomore Devin Carney is Robin, the boy wonder.

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Plenty of PIAA playoff factoids as the 2nd round begins Tuesday
Like an amateur surfer on a giant wave, six WPIAL Class 5A boys basketball teams got wiped out in the first round of the state playoffs Friday.

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WPIAL Girls Basketball Team of the Week: Week ending Mar. 8
March 8, 2020
Many eyebrows were raised when the Laurel Highlands boys and Bishop Canevin girls, both WPIAL basketball champions, were stunned in the first round of the PIAA playoffs.

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Trib HSSN girls basketball state rankings for Week of March 8, 2020
The Road to Hershey is open as the state basketball playoffs have one round in the books.

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WPIAL Girls Basketball Player of the Week — Week ending March 8
The WPIAL continues to dominate the first round of the PIAA Class 5A girls basketball playoffs, going 4-1 for a third straight season.

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North Allegheny’s Katerina Balouris (33) celebrates after beating Bethel Park in the WPIAL Class 6A championship game at Petersen Events Center on Feb. 29, 2020.
Trib HSSN broadcasts for Week of March 9-15
The focus as March rolls on is split between the final four in hockey and the second- and third-round state basketball playoff games this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Butler’s Devin Carney celebrates after defeating Pine-Richland Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, at Pine-Richland High School.
Same old story: Butler rallies late, beats Central Dauphin in overtime
March 7, 2020
The WPIAL boys Class 6A champion refuses to go off script as its Hollywood season continues for at least another show.

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First round of PIAA basketball playoffs continues Saturday
March 6, 2020
It was the best of times; it was the worst of times.

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Bethel Park coach Jonna Burke instructs her team during a game against Governor Mifflin on March 6, 2020, at Peters Township.
Slow start for Bethel Park, but strong finish lifts Black Hawks to PIAA 2nd round
While Peters Township was not exactly the most neutral site for a PIAA Class 6A girls basketball first-round game between Bethel Park and Governor Mifflin, the rims more than neutralized both offenses in the first half.

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Road to Hershey opens up as state basketball playoffs tip off Friday
March 5, 2020
Last year, the western side of the PIAA Class A boys basketball bracket became a WPIAL block party.

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Chartiers Valley’s Megan McConnell drives to the basket between Trinity defenders during the WPIAL Class 5A championship game against Trinity Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, at Petersen Events Center.
Butler boys, Chartiers Valley girls sit atop HSSN power rankings heading into states
March 4, 2020
Twelve WPIAL basketball champions were crowned last weekend. Four were successful in a golden repeat, or in the case of North Catholic girls, a four-peat.

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Trib HSSN boys basketball team of the week: Week ending Feb. 29, 2020
March 3, 2020
There were a couple of WPIAL boys basketball championship droughts that were drenched with a new golden reign this past weekend.

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WPIAL Girls Basketball Player of the Week — Week ending March 1, 2020
March 2, 2020
As a freshman last season, Aislin Malcolm and junior teammate Megan McConnell led the way with 18 points each as Chartiers Valley rolled past Thomas Jefferson, 64-48, to win the WPIAL Class 5A girls basketball championship — the Colts’ second title in three years.

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7 WPIAL teams in HSSN boys basketball state rankings as PIAA playoffs loom
When comparing the latest Trib HSSN boys basketball state rankings to the girls rankings through the end of the district playoffs, there were fewer changes on the boys side.

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Penguins Cup hockey playoffs begin with 9 quarterfinals games
March 1, 2020
The PIAA boys and girls basketball playoffs tip off with first-round action Friday and Saturday.

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Butler’s Ethan Morton (25) celebrates after beating Mt. Lebanon in their WPIAL Class 6A championship game at Petersen Events Center on Feb. 29, 2020.
Trib HSSN broadcasts for Week of March 2-8
For 70 district basketball teams, it’s time to hop on the Road to Hershey as the PIAA playoffs begin this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Trib HSSN girls basketball state rankings for Week of March 1, 2020
The district playoffs are in the rear view mirror, and state gold becomes the goal.

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WPIAL Girls Basketball Team of the Week: Week ending Feb. 29
It may seem the Mohawk girls basketball team is an overnight sensation, but it has been winning a lot of games over many years.

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Trib HSSN boys basketball player of the week: Week ending Feb. 29, 2020
They have been one of the better WPIAL dynamic duos in recent history.

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Plum’s Sam Stayduhar (17) competes against Shaler October 1, 2019 at Alpha Ice Center.
Final PIHL standings for 2019-20 season
Here are the PIHL standings and playoff clinchings through Sunday.

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Indiana celebrates after beating Beaver Falls in the boys Class AAA WPIAL championship Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 at Petersen Events Center.
Decade’s best WPIAL finals: Boys basketball No. 1
February 26, 2020
There were a lot of changes to the WPIAL basketball championships over the last 10 years.

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Upper St. Clair’s Luke Gensler drives to the basket on Bethel Park’s Anthony Chiccitt during their game Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, at Upper St. Clair High School.
Big shake-up in Trib 10 power rankings heading into championship weekend
There was some slicing and dicing in this week’s Trib 10 as championship weekend is set for The Pete.

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Loaded semifinals matchups around the WPIAL on Wednesday
February 25, 2020
It could be said these two legendary WPIAL basketball coaches have a sixth sense.

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North Catholic’s Tess Myers celebrates her game-winning shot against Beaver in the WPIAL Class 4A championship game March 2, 2018, at Petersen Events Center.
Decade’s best WPIAL finals: Girls basketball No. 1
There were a lot of changes to the WPIAL basketball championships over the last 10 years.

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Trib HSSN boys basketball player of the week: Week ending Feb. 23, 2020
February 24, 2020
The top-seed in the WPIAL Class 6A playoffs was in trouble. If ever there was a time for some Morton magic, it was with time winding down in the first overtime.

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WPIAL basketball semifinals come with intriguing storylines
Mars will face Chartiers Valley in a WPIAL Class 5A boys basketball semifinal Tuesday at Moon.

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Central Valley celebrates with the championship trophy after defeating Chartiers Valley in double overtime in the WPIAL Class AAA boys basketball championship at the A.J. Palumbo Center on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014.
Decade’s best WPIAL finals: Boys basketball No. 2
There were a lot of changes to the WPIAL basketball championships over the last 10 years.

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Butler’s Charles Kreinbucher pulls down a rebound in front of Pine-Richland’s Patrick Shanahan during the fourth quarter Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, at Pine-Richland High School.
Few changes as six WPIAL teams remain in HSSN state boys basketball rankings
While the district playoffs continue throughout Pennsylvania, there were few changes in this week’s Trib HSSN weekly boys basketball state rankings.

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Trib HSSN boys basketball team of the week: Week ending Feb. 23, 2020
Last year was a transitional year for veteran WPIAL basketball coach Joe Salvino.

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WPIAL Girls Basketball Player of the Week — Week ending Feb. 22
February 23, 2020
Nearly 30 years ago, back in 1991, the Michigan men’s basketball team made history by starting five freshmen and reaching the NCAA championship game. They were known as the Fab 5.

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WPIAL Girls Basketball Team of the Week: Week ending Feb. 22
Over the last 11 years, Win Palmer has led his Sewickley Academy boys basketball team to four WPIAL championships and two PIAA titles.

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Path to the Pete moves on to Final Four starting Monday
The WPIAL basketball playoffs are at the midway point. Two rounds in the books, two rounds coming this week.

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Greensburg Salem’s Brendon Linderman celebrates a score on Bishop McCort on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, at Kirk S. Nevin Arena in Greensburg.
PIHL high school hockey standings through Feb. 23, 2020
Here are the PIHL standings and playoff clinchings through Sunday.

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Trib HSSN girls basketball state rankings for Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020
The district playoffs continued last week around the PIAA, and the elite teams held their own with one exception.

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Norwin’s girls team celebrates its 63-57 win over North Allegheny in the WPIAL Class AAAA girls basketball championship game at Petersen Events Center on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016.
Decade’s best WPIAL finals: Girls basketball No. 2
There were a lot of changes to the WPIAL basketball championships over the last 10 years.

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Lincoln Park’s Tanner Mathos is introduced before a game against Aliquippa on Dec. 17, 2019.
Trib HSSN broadcasts for Week of Feb. 24-March 1
The Path to the Pete concludes with the WPIAL basketball semifinals and championship games from Pitt this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Jake Hoffman scored 40 points Saturday afternoon.
Jake Hoffman scores 40 as defending champ Mt. Lebanon pounds Bethel Park
February 22, 2020
Mt. Lebanon senior Jake Hoffman started the regular season with a statistical anomaly: four straight games in which he scored exactly 30 points.

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Mars celebrates with Andrew Recchia after Recchia hit the winning shot with time running out to beat Moon during the WPIAL Class 5A boys championship at Petersen Events Center.
Decade’s best WPIAL finals: Boys basketball No. 3
There were a lot of changes to the WPIAL basketball championships over the past 10 years.

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Peters Township celebrates beating North Allegheny in the WPIAL Class 6A girls championship game Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Petersen Events Center.
Decade’s best WPIAL finals: Girls basketball No. 3
February 21, 2020
There were a lot of changes to the WPIAL basketball championships over the last 10 years.

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Mars’ Chris Dvorak (10) pulls down a rebound against South Fayette during a 5A WPIAL quarterfinal game Feb. 21, 2020 at North Hills
Michael Carmody’s big game leads Mars past South Fayette
Mars didn’t have its A game Friday night in its 2020 playoff debut, but the Fightin’ Planets survived and advanced to their fourth straight Class 5A final four.

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Wrestling and diving and hoops, oh my. All the action Saturday on Trib HSSN
The second round of the WPIAL basketball playoffs concludes Saturday afternoon with quarterfinals games in boys 6A, boys 4A, girls 5A and girls 3A.

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WPIAL quarterfinal basketball in four brackets set for Friday
February 20, 2020
They say the third time is the charm. But what do you call the fourth time?

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Aliquippa’s boys team poses with its second straight championship trophy after beating Lincoln Park, 49-45, in the WPIAL Class AA boys basketball championship game at the Petersen Events Center on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016.
Decade’s best WPIAL finals: Boys basketball No. 4
There were a lot of changes to the WPIAL basketball championships over the last 10 years.

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Aliquippa and Seton LaSalle tip off a WPIAl Class 3A playoff game Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020.
Aliquippa defense shuts down Seton LaSalle in boys Class 3A quarterfinals
The Aliquippa defense kept Seton LaSalle leading scorer Michael Bigley off the scoreboard for three quarters and limited him to one field goal and four total points as the Quips cruised to a 57-34 win over the Rebels on Thursday night.

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Shaler’s Kelly Barry screams joyfully with her teammates after their WPIAL Girls AAAA championship game win over Mt. Lebanon on Saturday March 5, 2011.
Decade’s best WPIAL finals: Girls basketball No. 4
February 19, 2020
There were a lot of changes to the WPIAL basketball championships over the last 10 years.

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Chartiers Valley’s Aislin Malcolm celebrates with Megan McConnell next to Moon’s Brianna Toal during their game Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, at Moon Area High School.
Thanks to bye week, no changes in HSSN basketball power rankings
Consider this week’s Trib 10 a reminder of how the power rankings were last week when we concluded the regular season.

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WPIAL basketball quarterfinals tip off in four brackets Thursday
After nearly a week of first-round games, the Path to the Pete moves on to Round 2.

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Swickley Academy’s Tyler Palmer steals the ball from Lincoln Park’s Sean Shirley in the first half of the boys Class A WPIAL championship game at AJ Palumbo on March 5, 2010.
Decade’s best WPIAL finals: Boys basketball No. 5
There were a lot of changes to the WPIAL basketball championships over the last 10 years.

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WPIAL basketball first round concludes Wednesday with boys 4A, girls 3A matchups
February 18, 2020
There were four first-round byes award by the WPIAL basketball steering committee in the boys Class 4A playoffs. They went to Uniontown, winners of Section 3 with the No. 4 seed, Section 1 co-champions Highlands and Knoch, which drew the top two seeds, and Section 2 co-champion Quaker Valley at No. 3.

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The Vincentian Academy girls celebrate after upsetting No. 1 North Catholic to win the girls Class A WPIAL championship at the A.J. Palumbo Center on March 3, 2012.
Decade’s best WPIAL finals: Girls basketball No. 5
February 17, 2020
There were a lot of changes to the WPIAL basketball championships over the last 10 years.

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Trib HSSN boys basketball player of the week: Week ending Feb. 15, 2020
It was a big week for the Shenango boys basketball team. It began with a stunning win to end the regular season, then concluded with a big victory to open the postseason.

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WPIAL boys 6A, girls 5A and A headline Day 4 of first-round basketball
Last year, Peters Township knocked off Penn-Trafford in a Class 6A boys basketball first-round playoff game before losing an upset bid to Pine-Richland in heartbreaking fashion at the buzzer, 66-64, in the district quarterfinals.

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OLSH new No. 1 in 2A with few other changes in latest HSSN PIAA boys basketball rankings
Only one team dropped from this week’s Trib HSSN boys basketball state rankings as the transition from regular season to postseason is made.

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Trib HSSN boys basketball team of the week: Week ending Feb. 15, 2020
Neshannock finished in fourth place in Section 1-3A and seeded No. 9 for the WPIAL playoffs, which meant a first-round game against Section 4-3A co-champion and perennial power Washington.

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WPIAL Girls Basketball Team of the Week: Week ending Feb. 15
February 16, 2020
With a Jan. 13 loss to defending WPIAL Class 2A champion Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, the South Side girls basketball team dropped to 7-5 overall.

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WPIAL Girls Basketball Player of the Week — Week ending Feb. 15
There were only 34 WPIAL girls basketball games played last week: 30 on the final night of the regular season and four playoff games Friday.

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Hempfield’s Hunter Smiles (41) deflects the puck from Latrobe’s Peyton Myers (7) on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020 in PIHL hockey at Kirk S. Nevin Arena in Greensburg.
PIHL high school hockey standings through Feb. 16, 2020
Here are the PIHL standings through Sunday, Feb. 16.

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Rochester’s Corynne Hauser drives past West Greene’s Madison Lampe during the WPIAL Class A championship game Friday, Mar. 1, 2019, at Petersen Events Center.
Trib HSSN girls basketball state rankings for Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020
Last week around the PIAA was a lot like the classic movie “All Quiet on the Western Front,” except you could add on the Central Front and the Eastern Front.

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Franklin Regional’s Caden Smith attempts to block a shot by Mars’ Mihali Sfanos (33) while Franklin Regional’s Kadyn Hannah (14) looks for a potential rebound Friday, Jan. 24, 2020 in WPIAL basketball at Franklin Regional High School.
Trib HSSN broadcasts for Week of Feb. 17-23
The Path to the Pete continues with more opening-round and second-round WPIAL basketball postseason play this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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WPIAL basketball playoffs continue Monday with first-round games
West Allegheny scrambled last season to make the WPIAL Class 5A boys basketball playoffs and was seeded No. 13 in a 13-team playoff field.

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Penn Hills’ Cam Wiley reacts after scoring during the WPIAL boys 6A semifinals against Mt. Lebanon on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, at Baldwin.
Decade’s best WPIAL finals: Boys basketball No. 6
There were a lot of changes to the WPIAL basketball championships over the last 10 years.

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Oakland Catholic’s Cierra Christian and Gateway’s Jordan Edwards fight for the ball WPIAL Class 5A girls basketball final Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Petersen Events Center.
Decade’s best WPIAL finals: Girls basketball No. 6
February 15, 2020
There were a lot of changes to the WPIAL basketball championships over the last 10 years.

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Nazareth Prep’s Jaden Gales tries to corrall a ball while being pressured by Clairton’s Kenlein Ogletree (left) and Don Napper (right) during their WPIAL Class 1A first round matchup on Saturday, Feb 15., 2020.
Defending WPIAL champion Nazareth Prep fights back to edge Clairton boys
Defending WPIAL boys Class A champion Nazareth Prep trailed by as many as 12 points in the third quarter, then fought back to take a late lead and held on to defeat Clairton, 53-52, in a first-round playoff game Saturday at Thomas Jefferson.

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New Castle’s Malik Hooker (23) and his teammates celebrate their 55-49 win in the WPIAL Boys Class AAAA basketball championship game against Hampton on March 1, 2014.
Decade’s best WPIAL finals: Boys basketball No. 7
February 14, 2020
There were a lot of changes to the WPIAL basketball championships over the past 10 years.

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The Class 3A WPIAL playoff game between Beaver Falls and Southmoreland tips off Friday, Feb. 14, 2020.
Beaver Falls powers past Southmoreland in boys opening-round matchup
Momentum is an interesting aspect of sports. It’s hard to acquire, and it can be lost in a split second.

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WPIAL basketball playoffs tip off, district gymnastics championships start Friday
February 13, 2020
Love is in the air. Sure, it’s Valentine’s Day, but for area high school basketball fans, Friday is the first date night with playoff basketball.

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Bishop Canevin celebrates beating East Allegheny in the Class 3A girls WPIAL basketball final Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Petersen Events Center.
Decade’s best WPIAL finals: Girls basketball No. 7
There were a lot of changes to the WPIAL basketball championships over the last 10 years.

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Sewickley Academy seniors hold the trophy after beating Our Lady of the Sacred Heart in the WPIAL final at Petersen Events Center.
Decade’s best WPIAL finals: Boys basketball No. 8
February 12, 2020
There were a lot of changes to the WPIAL basketball championships over the last 10 years.

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Butler’s Devin Carney celebrates after defeating Pine-Richland on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, at Pine-Richland High School.
Butler feeling the power as new boys Trib 10 top team
It was a rough final week of the regular season for several Trib 10 ranked teams as they either slid down or out of the final regular season rankings.

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Seton LaSalle’s Molly Tuite fouls Jeanette’s Ciara Gregory in the first half at AJ Palumbo Center during the girls WPIAL Class AA championship game March 6, 2010.
Decade’s best WPIAL finals: Girls basketball No. 8
February 11, 2020
There were a lot of changes to the WPIAL basketball championships over the last 10 years.

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WPIAL basketball brackets unveiled, team rifle finals set for Tuesday
February 10, 2020
The Path to the Pete officially begins Tuesday as the WPIAL unveils brackets to the six boys and six girls basketball playoff tournaments.

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The Vincentian boys team celebrates with the WPIAL trophy after beating Union in the 1-A boys WPIAL final at Petersen Events Center.
Decade’s best WPIAL finals: Boys basketball No. 9
There were a lot of changes to the WPIAL basketball championships over the last 10 years.

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Lincoln Park’s Johnnie Bryant takes a shot against Aliquippa on Dec. 17, 2019, in Midland.
Fox Chapel, Lincoln Park, Vincentian all fall from No. 1 in HSSN boys state rankings.
There was some shuffling and a couple of changes at the top of the classes but not a whole lot of exiting and entering in this week’s Trib HSSN weekly boys basketball state rankings as the regular season concludes.

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Trib HSSN boys basketball player of the week: Week ending Feb. 8, 2020
In a school year in which the football team played its first WPIAL playoff game in 40 years and the girls basketball team took a perfect record into the final night of the season, the Southmoreland boys basketball team has a message: Don’t forget about us.

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Trib HSSN boys basketball team of the week: Week ending Feb. 8, 2020
As Santa Claus was checking his list one final time before his big day, he may have noticed the Jeannette boys basketball team was on the naughty side.

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Chartiers Valley’s Megan McConnell celebrates with Aislin Malcolm during the fourth quarter of their game against Moon Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, at Moon Area High School.
WPIAL bracketology: Chris Harlan, Don Rebel predict 2020 girls basketball playoff pairings
February 9, 2020
It’s that time of year, WPIAL bracketology 2020.

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Brentwood’s Abby Wolf (1) tosses up a shot against Our Lady of the Sacred Heart’s Ashley Norling (44) in the second half of the WPIAL Class 2A girls championship game Feb. 28, 2019, at Petersen Events Center.
Decade’s best WPIAL finals: Girls basketball No. 9
There were a lot of changes to the WPIAL basketball championships over the last 10 years.

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Final night of WPIAL regular-season basketball brings intriguing Monday matchups
The WPIAL basketball steering committee will meet Monday to begin the process of putting the brackets together for all 12 boys and girls basketball postseason tournaments.

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WPIAL Girls Basketball Player of the Week — Week ending Feb. 8
In December, Bethel Park sophomore Emma Dziezgowski drove for a layup and ended up going down with a season ending knee injury.

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Bethel Park’s Mallory Locke drives past Mt. Lebanon’s Patrice Smithduring their game Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, at Bethel Park High School.
Trib HSSN girls basketball state rankings for Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020
Three weeks remain before the PIAA girls basketball brackets are finalized as the regular season concludes and the district playoffs begin.

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WPIAL Girls Basketball Team of the Week: Week ending Feb. 8
When the regular season’s stretch run began two weeks ago, Penn Hills was below .500 and in the middle of the Section 3-5A hunt.

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Woodland Hills’ Velton Kenney (1) looks to get by Penn Hills’ Wes Kropp (3) Jan. 14, 2020 at Woodland Hills.
Trib HSSN broadcasts for Week of Feb. 10-15
February 8, 2020
The Path to the Pete is about to tip off as the WPIAL basketball postseason begins on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Plum’s Nate McMasters competes during practice Nov. 19, 2019.
PIHL high school hockey standings through Feb. 9, 2020
Here are the PIHL high school hockey standings through Sunday.

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West Allegheny’s Kam Kruze drives to the basket against Chartiers Valley’s Sean Banas Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, at West Allegheny High School.
WPIAL clinched: Final boys basketball playoff field
The WPIAL boys basketball regular season section play is over.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Alyssa DeAngelo and Delaney Ranallo and Chartiers Valley’s Perri Page battle for a loose ball Jan. 23, 2020.
WPIAL clinched: Final girls basketball playoff field
WPIAL girls basketball regular-season section play is complete, and the final playoff field is set.

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New Castle’s Drew Cox celebrates late in the fourth quarter of the WPIAL Class 4A championship game against Quaker Valley Saturday, Mar. 2, 2019, at Petersen Events Center.
Decade’s best WPIAL finals: Boys basketball No. 10
There were a lot of changes to the WPIAL basketball championships over the last 10 years.

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State wrestling gold, basketball playoff spots up for grabs Saturday
The boys basketball playoff field was supposed to be finalized by Saturday. Instead, Mother Nature’s first strike this winter forced the postponement of several boys basketball games from Friday to Saturday, three of which have playoff implications.

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Latrobe’s Landon Butler (4) tries to get the ball in the net as Hempfield’s Mike Gaffney lands on his back in WPIAL basketball on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020 at Hempfield Area High School.
WPIAL clinched: Boys basketball clinchings through Feb. 7, 2020
The WPIAL boys basketball regular season section play is all but over.

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Chartiers Valley’s Brayden Reynolds celebrates after scoring and being fouled during the fourth quarter against West Allegheny Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, at West Allegheny High School.
Brayden Reynolds’ big fourth quarter helps Chartiers Valley bury West Allegheny
February 7, 2020
Mother Nature dumped enough snow on the region early Friday to force the cancellation of classes at several schools, including West Allegheny.

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Rochester’s Victoria Schinke (right) celebrates with teammates after defeating West Greene in the WPIAL Class A championship game Friday, March 1, 2019, at Petersen Events Center.
Decade’s best WPIAL finals: Girls basketball No. 10
There were a lot of changes to the WPIAL basketball championships over the last 10 years.

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Key WPIAL basketball section finales make for an exciting Friday on hardwood
February 6, 2020
It has been the most dominant section in its class for a decade, so there is no surprise that nothing has been settled coming down to the final night of section play in Section 2-4A.

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The South Park girls basketball team celebrates after winning the WPIAL Class 3A Section 2 title over Seton LaSalle on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, at Seton LaSalle High School.
WPIAL clinched: Girls basketball clinchings through Feb. 6, 2020
The WPIAL girls basketball regular season is all but over with only a couple of section games remaining to be played Friday and Saturday.

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Upper St. Clair’s Luke Gensler celebrates one of his first half 3-pointers Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, at Upper St. Clair High School.
USC boys, Central Valley girls back in this week’s Trib 10 power rankings
February 5, 2020
A couple of bad Knights led to a couple of changes in the boys and girls Trib 10 from last week.

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PIAA wrestling, girls basketball section finales share Thursday spotlight
A handful of WPIAL girls basketball sections appear to be headed toward a deadlock for the section crown.

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North Hills’ Devin Burgess (center) competes during practice. The Indians can make the playoffs with a win over North Allegheny on Friday.
WPIAL clinched: Boys basketball clinchings through Feb. 4, 2020
February 4, 2020
The WPIAL boys basketball regular season has less than a week left.

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Serra Catholic and Brentwood stand for the national anthem before Tuesday’s game.
Big second half helps Serra Catholic soar past Brentwood, set up showdown with Jeannette
Serra Catholic led most of the first quarter and again in the second quarter, only to have a late Brentwood flurry in each quarter give the host Spartans a one-point lead.

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Highlands’ Luke Cochran passes over Freeport’s Nolan Plocki during their game Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, at Freeport.
Butler, Highlands return to HSSN boys basketball state rankings
February 3, 2020
Seven teams started the week ranked among the elite in the state, but a bump or two in the road had them headed to the exits.

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North Allegheny’s Paige Morningstar blocks a shot by Fox Chapel’s Marissa Ritter during their game Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, at North Allegheny High School. NA won, 45-35.
WPIAL clinched: Girls basketball clinchings through Feb. 3, 2020
The WPIAL girls basketball regular season is winding down, and the playoff field is starting to grow.

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Section logjams about to break in key WPIAL boys basketball games Tuesday
The final week of section play in WPIAL boys basketball tips off Tuesday with plenty of key games.

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Trib HSSN boys basketball player of the week — Week ending Feb. 1, 2020
Fifty-two years ago, Laurel Highlands won the WPIAL and PIAA Class AAA boys basketball championships.

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Trib HSSN boys basketball team of the week: Week ending Feb. 1, 2020
Last week began with Hempfield tied for third place with Norwin in a crowded Section 3-6A, but the Spartans were only one game ahead of cellar dwellers Connellsville and Latrobe.

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Baldwin-Hempfield girls basketball game holds major ramifications
February 2, 2020
The final week of the WPIAL basketball regular season is here with games that will help determine section championships and playoff seeding.

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Freeport’s Grace Soilis dribbles around Greensburg Salem defender Kylie Smith on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 in WPIAL girls’ basketball at Greensburg Salem High School.
Trib HSSN broadcasts for Week of Feb. 3-9
The WPIAL basketball section schedule concludes with plenty of big games coming up this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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PIHL high school hockey standings through Feb. 2, 2020
Here are the latest PIHL high school hockey standings through Sunday, Feb. 2.

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North Catholic’s Tess Myers shoots a three-pointer over Freeport defenders during their game Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, at Freeport Middle School.
Trib HSSN girls basketball state rankings for Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020
As the clock winds down on the 2019-2020 regular season, some classes have been shaken with change while others remain intact from last week in the Trib HSSN girls basketball state rankings.

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WPIAL Girls Basketball Team of the Week: Week ending Feb. 1
For most of this season, the chase for the top spot in Section 3-3A has involved four teams.

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WPIAL Girls Basketball Player of the Week — Week ending Feb. 1
When the week began, Charleroi was tied with Brownsville for third place in girls basketball Section 2-3A.

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Pine-Richland’s Kyle Polce (15) watches his 3-pointer against Butler on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, at Pine-Richland High School.
WPIAL clinched: Boys basketball clinchings through Jan. 31, 2020
February 1, 2020
The WPIAL boys basketball regular season has a week left as January has come to an end.

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Upper St. Clair’s Luke Banbury shoots in front of head coach Danny Holzer during a game against Bethel Park.
Bench scoring helps Upper St. Clair rally past Bethel Park, clinch second place
January 31, 2020
Upper St. Clair used an in-your-face defense to overcome a slow start and was lifted by the return of an injured player in beating Bethel Park, 71-57 on Friday.

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Burrell goes for 14th straight crown in WPIAL team wrestling finals Saturday
It is the second longest championship run in WPIAL history, and on Saturday, the Burrell wrestling team will try to extend it to another year.

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Gateway’s Marino Grado drives to the basket to score between Armstrong defenders during their game Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, at Gateway High School.
WPIAL clinched: Girls basketball clinchings through Jan. 30, 2020
January 30, 2020
The WPIAL girls basketball regular season is winding down. There is less than two weeks left in section play.

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Several storylines heading into a busy Friday of section boys basketball
Thing are heating up in Section 2-5A in WPIAL boys basketball with three section games remaining.

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Plenty of big girls basketball games in Beaver County on Thursday
January 29, 2020
The top two girls basketball teams in the latest Trib HSSN weekly rankings will square off with first place at stake on Thursday.

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Norwin’s Ty Bilinsky looks for an opening in the corner against Fox Chapel’s defender Will Livingston on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020 in WPIAL basketball at Norwin Senior High School.
Fox Chapel boys, Chartiers Valley girls remain on top of HSSN power rankings
The boys and girls Trib 10 from last week to this week was like an impatient card dealer, a little bit of shuffling before getting down to business.

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Bethel Park’s Anthony Chiccitt drives to the basket against St. Clair’s Zack Kingseed during their game Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, at Upper St. Clair High School.
WPIAL Clinched: Boys basketball through Jan. 28.
The WPIAL boys basketball regular season has a week and a half left as January is coming to an end with only three days remaining.

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First round, quarterfinal WPIAL team wrestling playoffs set for Wednesday
January 28, 2020
Waynesburg, Canon-McMillan, Seneca Valley and Hempfield are the four sites for the WPIAL Class AAA first round and quarterfinals on Wednesday.

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Opening tip between Steel Valley and East Allegheny on Tuesday night. Opening tip between Steel Valley and East Allegheny on Tuesday night.
Steel Valley team effort leads to win over East Allegheny
Steel Valley guard Cam Polak is the second-leading scorer in the WPIAL, averaging 32 points per game.

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Girls hoops showdown joins list of many big boys basketball games on Tuesday
January 27, 2020
There are plenty of key boys basketball games slated for Tuesday. One of the biggest games, however, is on the girls’ side of the hardwood.

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Woodland Hills’ Jazmine Dunn (5) looks to get by Penn Hills’ Jaymyn Golden (12) Jan. 14, 2020 at Woodland Hills.
WPIAL Clinched: Girls basketball through Jan. 27.
The WPIAL girls basketball regular season is winding down. There are less than two weeks left in section play with four days remaining in January.

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Trib HSSN boys basketball team of the week — Week ending Jan. 25, 2020
There are various ways and reasons teams are successful in WPIAL basketball.

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North Catholic’s Andrew Ammerman celebrates after scoring against Seton LaSalle on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, at Seton LaSalle High School.
Knoch, North Catholic enter, Mars exits latest Trib HSSN boys hoops state rankings
Seven teams started the week ranked among the elite in the state, but a bump or two in the road had all seven headed to the exits in the hopes of returning soon.

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Trib HSSN boys basketball player of the week — Week ending Jan. 25, 2020
Two big wins last week not only clinched a playoff spot for Leechburg with two weeks left, it also kept them in the hunt for a piece of the Section 3-A title.

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Hampton’s Owen Cirlingione (17) looks to gain possession against Franklin Regional’s Trent Lunden (67) October 1, 2019 at Center Ice Arena.
PIHL high school hockey standings through Jan. 26, 2020
Here are the latest PIHL high school hockey standings through Jan. 26.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Ashleigh Connor drives to the basket against Bethel Park during their game last week. The Blue Devils handed Bethel Park its first loss of the season.
Bethel Park bumped from top spot in 6A in latest PIAA girls basketball rankings
January 26, 2020
It was another week of lots of wins for the teams in the Trib HSSN girls basketball state rankings.

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Hempfield’s Briar Priest struggles to stay in the ring against his opponent, Waynesburg’s Mac Church in the 106 pound final at the Powerade Wrestling tournament Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019 at Canon-McMillan High School.
WPIAL team wrestling playoffs, key section basketball this week on Trib HSSN
The WPIAL team wrestling playoffs take place while the stretch run of the high school basketball regular season begins this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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WPIAL Girls Basketball Team of the Week: Week ending Jan. 26
A year ago, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart was not the favorite in Class 2A, yet the Chargers raised eyebrows by beating Burgettstown, Serra Catholic, Bishop Canevin and Brentwood to win the school’s first WPIAL girls basketball crown.

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Girls basketball games and WPIAL team wrestling playoffs make for Monday madness
Monday begins the stretch run of the WPIAL basketball season as two weeks left in section play.

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WPIAL Girls Basketball Player of the Week — Week ending Jan. 26
After winning a combined seven games the three previous seasons, New Brighton is in the hunt for a playoff spot, tied for fifth place in Section 1-2A. The Lions are one game out of a playoff spot heading into the final two weeks of the regular season.

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Boys, girls basketball events tip Saturday and continue Sunday
January 25, 2020
The Pittsburgh Basketball Club is holding its Hall of Fame Classic over two days at Montour this weekend with a dozen boys basketball games.

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North Catholic’s Andrew Ammerman throws down a dunk against Seton LaSalle Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, at Seton LaSalle High School.
Big third quarter the difference as North Catholic beats Seton LaSalle
January 24, 2020
The showdown for first place in Section 2-3A was tight in the first half, as North Catholic led Seton LaSalle by five at the break.

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Busy night of WPIAL boys basketball littered with key games on Friday
January 23, 2020
It has been six years since the Thomas Jefferson boys basketball team finished with a winning record. Barring a collapse, the Jaguars will finish this season with a winning record and possibly a lot more.

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Black and blue battle highlights a busy night of WPIAL girls hoops on Thursday
Last year, Peters Township was perfect in cruising to the Section 2-6A title.

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Vincentian boys, Woodland Hills girls debut in Trib 10 power rankings
One team in, one team out. That’s what both the boys and girls Trib 10 this week is all about.

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Carlynton and Keystone Oaks line up for the opening tip Tuesday night.
DeQuay Canton’s buzzer beater lifts Carlynton past Keystone Oaks
January 22, 2020
The incredible turnaround season for Carlynton added another successful chapter on Tuesday.

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WPIAL wrestling postseason begins Wednesday with team sectionals
January 21, 2020
The WPIAL wrestling postseason begins Wednesday with team sectionals.

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Key WPIAL boys basketball games make for a busy Tuesday
January 20, 2020
The first time they met this season, it was an instant classic.

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Aquinas Academy freshman Vinnie Cugini is averaging almost 35 points per game.
Trib HSSN boys basketball player of the week — Week ending Jan. 18, 2020
Last year, he wasn’t even in high school yet and his team was not a member of the WPIAL.

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Trib HSSN boys basketball team of the week — Week ending Jan. 18, 2020
A new coach and winning basketball has electrified Alumni Hall this winter.

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Lincoln Park’s Andre Wilder scores against Aliquippa’s Michael Dawkins during their game Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, in Midland.
Fox Chapel, Lincoln Park, Vincentian remain No. 1 in Trib HSSN boys hoops state rankings
As we hit Mid-January with only a few weeks left in the regular season, the elite basketball teams in the state are starting to flex their muscles.

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Trib HSSN PIHL PLayer of the Week: Week ending Jan. 19, 2020
January 19, 2020
Last season, Montour won the Class A Penguins Cup.

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Belle Vernon’s Jenna Dawson goes up for a shot as Southmoreland’s Sarah Pisula defends Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020.
Wrestling team sectionals, 2nd half of basketball section play heats up on Trib HSSN
The WPIAL wrestling postseason begins with team sectionals, and the high school basketball section second half kicks into full gear this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Latrobe’s Nick Byrd gets a shot on Penn-Trafford goalie Jackson Kerrigan during their Jan. 16 game. Latrobe is undefeated and atop the PIHL Class AA Southeast Division.
PIHL high school hockey standings through Jan. 19, 2020
Here are the latest PIHL standings through Jan. 19.

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Chartiers Valley’s Megan McConnell drives past Moon’s Sofia Mancini during their game Jan. 9. Chartiers Valley remained atop the Trib HSSN girls state basketball rankings.
OLSH in, Winchester Thurston out in latest HSSN state girls hoops rankings
A week after big changes in the Trib HSSN girls basketball state rankings, all was quiet as the elite throughout Pennsylvania took care of business.

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WPIAL to approve, release realigned conferences for fall sports Monday
There has been a lot of discussion, speculation and debate.

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WPIAL Girls Basketball Team of the Week: Week ending Jan. 18
There were two big tests on the Woodland Hills girls basketball team’s midterm report.

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WPIAL Girls Basketball Player of the Week — Week ending Jan. 18
When most people think about Sunday, they ponder things that are fun and relaxing.

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Holiday weekend of great basketball at Woodland Hills makes for busy Saturday
January 17, 2020
It is a tradition that is growing into a feast for local high school basketball fans.

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McKeesport’s Deamontae Diggs scores over Laurel Highlands’ Jayden Pratt (32) and Keandre Cook during their game Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, at McKeesport.
Laurel Highlands can’t overcome slow start in loss at McKeesport
Laurel Highlands came on strong in the fourth quarter but could not climb out of a big early deficit as McKeesport prevailed 81-77 at home to take sole possession of second place in Section 1-5A boys basketball.

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Second half of WPIAL section boys basketball tips off Friday
January 16, 2020
Penn Hills has a two-game lead at the midway point in Section 1-5A boys basketball.

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Hempfield’s Ethan Berginc wrestles an upside down Carter Dibert of Franklin Regional in the 113-pound weight class final during the 67th annual Westmoreland County Coaches Association wrestling tournament on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, at Kiski Area High School.
WPIAL team wrestling sectional matches set
The WPIAL team wrestling regular season is complete.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Jake Hoffman celebrates with Danny Simboro (13) and Andy Sapp after defeating Pine-Richland Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, at Mt. Lebanon High School.
Knoch, North Catholic boys join Trib Ten power rankings
We’ve hit the midway point of section play in WPIAL hoops heading into this edition of the Trib Ten boys and girls basketball power rankings.

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WPIAL football future finalized, girls hoops tip off 2nd half of season Thursday
The much discussed landscape of WPIAL football for the next two years will be finalized Thursday when the district football steering committee meets to map out the conferences for the 2020 and 2021 seasons.

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Final night of team wrestling section matches highlight WPIAL Wednesday
January 14, 2020
Seven years ago, Canon-McMillan and South Fayette found themselves at Chartiers Valley on Groundhog Day preparing to wrestle for WPIAL gold.

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Upper St. Clair and Mt. Lebanon players line up for the opening tip Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020.
Quick start allows Mt. Lebanon to turn the lights out on Upper St. Clair
In the third quarter of the Upper St. Clair-Mt. Lebanon game Tuesday night, some of the lights went out at Mt. Lebanon. After play was stopped, the gym went dark for a few moments before the lights were restored and play resumed.

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WPIAL boys basketball hits midway point of section play with rivalry Tuesday
January 13, 2020
Fifteen years ago, Danny Holzer led Upper St. Clair to the WPIAL Class AAAA boys basketball championship. The following year, in 2006, Joey David guided Mt. Lebanon to a district Quad-A title.

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Fox Chapel’s Eli Yofan shoots a three-pointer over Norwin’s Nick Fleming during their game Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, at Fox Chapel Area High School.
Fox Chapel rises to top in 6A, Quaker Valley out in 4A in state boys hoops rankings
It was an active first week of January in the Trib HSSN weekly boys basketball state rankings with a couple of teams losing their grip on the top spot and others falling completely out.

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Trib HSSN boys basketball team of the week — Week ending Jan. 11, 2020
What a difference a week makes.

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Trib HSSN boys basketball player of the week — Week ending Jan. 11, 2020
A lot of eyebrows were raised on Tuesday when Frank Stumpo had a game for the ages in a Keystone Oaks victory.

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WPIAL Girls Basketball Team of the Week: Week ending Jan. 11
January 12, 2020
Their names are legendary in Greene County and well known by WPIAL softball and basketball fans.

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Chartiers Valley’s Megan McConnell drives past Moon’s Sofia Mancini during their game Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, at Moon Area High School.
Bethel Park joins Chartiers Valley, North Catholic on top in Trib HSSN state rankings
There were big changes to the state’s highest classification in the Trib HSSN girls basketball state rankings after the first full week in January.

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WPIAL Girls Basketball Player of the Week — Week ending Jan. 11
The 2018-19 season was a struggle for perennial girls basketball power Mt. Lebanon. While section rival Peters Township was perfect, the Blue Devils finished 12-11 and lost to Norwin in the opening round of the playoffs.

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Plum’s Logan Schlegel (right) during practice Nov. 19, 2019.
PIHL high school hockey standings through Jan. 12, 2020
Here are the latest PIHL standings through Sunday, Jan. 12.

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Gateway coach Alvis Rogers watches his team compete against Highlands on Dec. 7, 2019, at Highlands.
Big week for WPIAL basketball, section wrestling on HSSN
High school basketball hits the midway point of section play, and the regular season for team wrestling winds down this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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First half of section play concludes in WPIAL girls basketball Monday
The first half of section play concludes in WPIAL girls basketball Monday.

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Kiski Area’s Grant Smith works against Plum’s Andrew Claassen at 145 pounds during their match Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, at Kiski Area High School. Kiski won, 66-12.
Wrestling teams qualified for WPIAL sectionals through Jan. 12, 2020
The WPIAL team wrestling regular season is down to the final week.

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Rematch of WPIAL Class 5A girls basketball finals highlights Saturday schedule
January 10, 2020
The Thomas Jefferson girls basketball team enjoyed a tremendous 2018-19 season, finishing 22-8. Half of their losses were to WPIAL and PIAA champion Chartiers Valley.

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Bishop Canevin players warm up before Friday night’s game with Geibel Catholic.
Bishop Canevin overcomes slow start to beat Geibel Catholic for 9th straight win
Bishop Canevin shook off a slow start and held on to beat visiting Geibel Catholic, 60-53, to secure their hold on first place in Section 2-A Friday night.

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Fights for first place highlight a busy Friday of WPIAL basketball
January 9, 2020
Two big battles for first place highlight a busy Friday of district boys basketball.

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Seneca Valley’s Chanz Shearer looks to finish Caden Stout from St. Clairsville (Ohio) during the Powerade Tournament on Dec. 27, 2019.
WPIAL Clinched: Wrestling teams through Jan. 8, 2020
The WPIAL team wrestling regular season is down to the final week.

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Central Catholic’s Matt Altsman celebrates with the student section after beating Pine-Richland in the WPIAL Class 6A championship game Saturday, Nov. 17, 2019 at Heinz Field.
Don Rebel: How about a compromise between WPIAL’s football realignment plans?
The WPIAL held a “town meeting” on Wednesday and unveiled two plans to district football coaches and administrators to determine the conference landscape for the upcoming 2020 and 2021 seasons.

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Norwin’s Jayla Wehner (5) defends against North Allegheny during their game Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, at Norwin High School.
Plenty of shuffling but few changes in this week’s basketball power rankings
January 8, 2020
It wasn’t all smooth sailing for the Trib Ten boys and girls basketball teams during the first week of the New Year.

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Thursday highlighted by girls basketball, clash of WPIAL champions on mat
On Tuesday, the Knoch boys basketball team took over first place in Section 1-4A with a victory over Highlands.

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Football alignment questions to be discussed in WPIAL pow-wow
January 7, 2020
Many questions surround the WPIAL football landscape for the 2020 and 2021 seasons as realignment is set to take place.

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Members of the Montour and South Fayette boys basketball teams prepare for their game Jan. 7, 2019, at South Fayette.
Montour comes up big in the clutch to beat South Fayette in overtime
Montour struggled offensively in the second half and into overtime, but when the Spartans needed a tying hoop and then a winning basket, they were a scoring machine.

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Several big boys basketball games set for Tuesday in Class 6A
January 6, 2020
The two rivals met in the very first WPIAL Class 6A boys basketball championship game three years ago in 2017.

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Trib HSSN boys basketball team of the week — Week ending Jan. 4, 2020
Last year, the Brentwood boys basketball team finished with a .500 record in both Section 2-2A and overall. The Spartans finished the regular season in fourth place with a 6-6 record and an 11-11 mark for the season.

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Fox Chapel in, Butler, Penn Hills out of latest PIAA boys basketball rankings
There was a fair amount of change in the Trib HSSN weekly boys basketball state rankings over the holidays, especially in the higher classifications.

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Trib HSSN boys basketball player of the week — Week ending Jan. 4, 2020
At Quaker Valley, the boys basketball teams is offering much Adou about many things.

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Central Valley and West Greene join Trib HSSN’s state girls basketball rankings
January 5, 2020
There were no changes at the top of the first Trib HSSN girls basketball state rankings of 2020.

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Championship-caliber WPIAL girls basketball games highlight a busy Monday
Three years ago, Bishop Canevin and Chartiers-Houston won WPIAL girls basketball championships.

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Fox Chapel’s Arnold Vento (33) looks to get by Latrobe’s Frankie Newill (15) during a Class 6A game Dec. 23, 2019, at Fox Chapel.
Boys and girls section basketball and scholastic wrestling in first full week of 2020
The first full week of 2020 is a busy one, filled with plenty of scholastic hoops and high school wrestling this week here on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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WPIAL Girls Basketball Team of the Week: Week ending Jan. 4
One of the top stories in the WPIAL in 2019 was the Southmoreland football team ending a 40-year postseason drought.

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WPIAL Girls Basketball Player of the Week — Week ending Jan. 4
Bishop Canevin has been one of the queens of WPIAL girls basketball over the last half decade.

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Competitive Spirit finals, county wrestling, girls hoops make for a busy Saturday
January 3, 2020
We got spirit, yes we do. We got spirit, how ‘bout you?

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Bethel Park players huddle up during a timeout in Friday’s game.
Big second half helps Bethel Park past Peters Township
Bethel Park enjoyed a monster second half, wiping out a nine-point deficit to Peters Township at the half as the Black Hawks soared to a 70-60 triumph over the visiting Indians.

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Championship rivalry renewed on busy Friday of hoops
New Castle has won three straight WPIAL Class 4A boys basketball championships. In all three title games, the Red Hurricane knocked off rival Quaker Valley.

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2020 tips off with plenty of girls section basketball around WPIAL
January 1, 2020
Three WPIAL girls basketball teams from the biggest classification won two championships in the just-completed decade. Two of them meet for first place in Section 1-6A on Thursday.

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1st Trib 10 basketball power rankings of 2020 see Fox Chapel boys new No. 1
We ring in the New Year with the first Trib HSSN basketball power rankings of 2020.

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Chartiers Valley’s Mackenzie Wagner (12) hoists the championship trophy with teammates after defeating Bishop Carroll in the PIAA Class 5A girls state championship game Saturday, Mar. 23, 2019, at Giant Center in Hershey.
Top 19 of ’19: Trib HSSN breaks down the top stories of the year — No. 1
December 31, 2019
The 2019 high school sports season is nearly in the books.

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Moon’s Donovan Johnson shoots a three-pointer over Mars’ Brandon Caruso during their PIAA Class 5A semifinal Monday, Mar. 18, 2019, at New Castle High School.
Top 19 of ’19: Trib HSSN breaks down the top stories of the year — No. 2
December 30, 2019
The 2019 high school sports season is nearly in the books.

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Franklin Regional’s Caden Smith drives toward the net with Penn-Trafford defender Jarred Schoffstall close behind on Friday, Dec. 27, 2019 at Penn-Trafford Holiday Tournament at Penn-Trafford High School.
Hoops, wrestling and competitive spirit finals help ring in the new year on HSSN
December 29, 2019
We have plenty to “cheer” about as we say so long to 2019 and welcome 2020 with basketball, wrestling and competitive spirit this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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West Mifflin’s Ni-Keese Hodges-Demery grabs the ball in front of Belle Vernon’s Nolan Labuda (left) and Ian Maloney on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, at Belle Vernon.
Top 19 of ’19: Trib HSSN breaks down the top stories of the year — No. 3
The 2019 high school sports season is nearly in the books.

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Mt. Lebanon head coach Bob Palko talks to his team before playing Gateway Friday, Aug. 23, 2019 at Antimarino Stadium at Gateway High School.
Top 19 of ’19: Trib HSSN breaks down the top stories of the year — No. 4
December 28, 2019
The 2019 high school sports season is nearly in the books.

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Thomas Jefferson head coach Bill Cherpak celebrates with Shane Stump after Stump’s third quarter touchdown during the PIAA Class 4A state championship game against Dallas Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, at Hersheypark Stadium.
Top 19 of ’19: Trib HSSN breaks down the top stories of the year — No. 5
December 27, 2019
The 2019 high school sports season is nearly in the books.

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Top 19 of ’19: Trib HSSN breaks down the top stories of the year — No. 6
December 26, 2019
The 2019 high school sports season is nearly in the books.

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Upper St. Clair coach Jim Render walks to the field with his players before the start of a game against Peters Township Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, at Upper St. Clair.
Top 19 of ’19: Trib HSSN breaks down the top stories of the year — No. 7
December 25, 2019
The 2019 high school sports season is nearly in the books.

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Waynesburg’s Daniel Layton wins the boys Class AA 110 meter hurdles final during the PIAA track and field state championships Saturday, May 25, 2019, at Shippensburg University.
Top 19 of ’19: Trib HSSN breaks down the top stories of the year — No. 8
December 24, 2019
The 2019 high school sports season is nearly in the books.

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Penn Hills, Quaker Valley debut in TribHSSN boys basketball state rankings
December 23, 2019
The final pre-holiday Trib HSSN weekly boys basketball state rankings are here with few changes from the original top five.

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WPIAL boys basketball team of the week — Week ending Dec. 21
Gino Palmosina is in his second year as boys basketball coach at Bishop Canevin.

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WPIAL boys basketball player of the week — Week ending Dec. 21
Nobody is off to a better start in WPIAL boys basketball this season than 6-foot Steel Valley guard Camden Polak.

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Upper St. Clair swimmer Josh Matheny committed to Indiana University.
Top 19 of ’19: Trib HSSN breaks down the top stories of the year — No. 9
The 2019 high school sports season is nearly in the books.

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Plum’s Logan Schlegel competes during practice Nov. 19, 2019.
PIHL high school hockey standings through Jan. 1
December 22, 2019
Here are the PIHL high school hockey standings through Wednesday, Jan. 1.

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Winchester Thurston and Rochester debut in TribHSSN state rankings
Outside of Class A, there was little movement in the final Trib HSSN girls basketball state rankings of 2019.

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WPIAL Girls Basketball Team of the Week: Week ending Dec. 21
On the surface, it looked like just another week at the office for the top-ranked girls basketball team in WPIAL Class 6A.

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One more WPIAL section basketball game before the holidays on Monday
The final WPIAL section game of the decade will be played Monday.

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WPIAL Girls Basketball Player of the Week — Week ending Dec. 21
Two years ago, the McKeesport girls basketball program struggled through a 4-17 season.

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Greensburg Salem’s Zach Galdo looks for an opening over Latrobe’s Frankie Newill on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, at Hempfield Area High School in the Westmoreland County Coaches’ Association Winter Shootout basketball tournament.
Powerade Wrestling and Holiday Hoops this week on Trib HSSN
Forget about all that hustle and bustle connected with last-minute shopping. You can relax and enjoy some high school basketball and wrestling by an open fire this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Central Catholic head boys basketball coach Chuck Crummie during the AAAA WPIAL championship game against Moon at AJ Palumbo Center Feb. 2008. chaz palla
Top 19 of ’19: Trib HSSN breaks down the top stories of the year — No. 10
The 2019 high school sports season is nearly in the books.

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Bethel Park’s Anthony Chiccitt runs with the ball during a game against Moon on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, at Bethel Park.
Top 19 of ’19: Trib HSSN breaks down the top stories of the year — No. 11
December 21, 2019
The 2019 high school sports season is nearly in the books.

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Chartiers Valley’s Jared Goldstrom scored 22 points Friday night.
Chartiers Valley grinds out section win at Thomas Jefferson
December 20, 2019
Chartiers Valley came to Thomas Jefferson and beat the home team at its own game. The Colts beat the Jaguars in a slow, physical half-court basketball game, 56-51.

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Section games and one-day events share the hoops stage Saturday
Dozens of WPIAL boys and girls basketball teams are playing in tournaments or one-day events on Saturday. Four teams, however, are ready for section games.

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Southmoreland’s Zach Cernuto hands off to Anthony Govern during a game against Charleroi Oct. 4, 2019, at Southmoreland.
Top 19 of ’19: Trib HSSN breaks down the top stories of the year — No. 12
The 2019 high school sports season is nearly in the books.

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Butler’s Ethan Morton drives to the basket to score between Pine-Richland defenders during their game Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, at Butler Area High School.
Top 19 of ’19: Trib HSSN breaks down the top stories of the year — No. 13
The 2019 high school sports season is nearly in the books.

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Bethel Park’s Olivia Westphal blocks a shot by Mt. Lebanon’s Anna Streiff during their game Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, at Bethel Park High School.
Top-ranked Bethel Park pulls away to beat Mt. Lebanon in 6A showdown
December 19, 2019
Top-ranked Bethel Park showed a strong kick at the end of each half to pull away from Mt. Lebanon and remain undefeated.

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Top 5 teams go head-to-head in WPIAL boys basketball section action
For many district boys basketball teams, Friday will be the final section game played until 2020.

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Section, holiday basketball near and far make for busy Thursday
December 18, 2019
One of the best girls basketball rivalries in the WPIAL continues Thursday when perennial powers Mt. Lebanon and Bethel Park square off.

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Butler, Chartiers Valley sit on top of first Trib 10 basketball power rankings
For the first time in the 2019-20 WPIAL basketball season, the Trib Live High School Sports Network presents the weekly Power Rankings.

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Serra’s Alex Glumac (left) celebrates with Mark Black after hitting out the first pitch of the game against Seton LaSalle Tuesday, June 11, 2019, during the PIAA Class 2A baseball semifinals at West Mifflin Area High School.
Top 19 of ’19: Trib HSSN breaks down the top stories of the year — No. 14
The 2019 high school sports season is nearly in the books.

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Second big night of section matches in WPIAL wrestling takes center stage
Twas the week before Christmas and all through the WPIAL, many creatures were stirring on a busy night of district mat action.

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Springdale’s Demitri Fritch works out next to head coach Aaron Epps during practice Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, at Springdale High School.
Demitri Fritch registers triple-double in Springdale OT thriller over Sto-Rox
December 17, 2019
Springdale junior Demitri Fritch had a game for the ages as he registered a triple-double in a thrilling 86-85 overtime victory over No. 2 ranked Sto-Rox.

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Mars celebrates with Andrew Recchia after Recchia hit the game winning shot with time running out to beat Moon during the 5A boys WPIAL Championship at Petersen Events Center.
Top 19 of ’19: Trib HSSN breaks down the top stories of the year — No. 15
The 2019 high school sports season is nearly in the books.

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Pair of WPIAL basketball title game rematches on docket for Tuesday
December 16, 2019
The two teams that played for WPIAL Class 6A gold earlier this year will battle again Tuesday in the final tune-up for both teams before they begin section play.

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Inaugural TribHSSN boys basketball state rankings
With the new season a week and a half old, Trib HSSN delivers the weekly boys basketball state rankings.

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TribHSSN boys basketball player of the week: Mt. Lebanon’s Jake Hoffman
A great start by the defending WPIAL Class 6A boys basketball champions has been overshadowed a bit by an incredible statistical anomaly.

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TribHSSN boys basketball team of the week: South Allegheny
Last year, South Allegheny ended December with a 3-6 record and began 2019 with nine losses in eleven games to finish 6-15 overall and tied in the basement of Section 3-3A.

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Burrell’s Corey Christie hoists the WPIAL Class AA team wrestling championship trophy after the Bucs defeating Derry Area, 50-23, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, at Chartiers-Houston High School.
Top 19 of ’19: Trib HSSN breaks down the top stories of the year — No. 16
The 2019 high school sports season is nearly in the books.

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Inaugural 2019-2020 PIAA girls basketball HSSN rankings
December 15, 2019
The top five girls basketball teams in each of the six classifications will be unveiled every week through the end of the state basketball playoffs in March.

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Hempfield coach Bob Kalp presents pitcher Callie Sowers with her gold medal after the Lady Spartans defeated North Allegheny, 15-0, in the WPIAL Class 6A championship game Thursday, May 30, 2019, at Peters Township High School.
Top 19 of ’19: Trib HSSN breaks down the top stories of the year — No. 17
The 2019 high school sports season is nearly in the books.

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PIHL high school hockey standings through Dec. 15
Here are the latest PIHL hockey standings through Sunday.

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WPIAL Girls Basketball Team of the Week: Week ending Dec. 14
Jeff Homziak is in his 13th year as girls basketball coach at Hopewell.

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Mars’ Monday Madness gets WPIAL basketball started this week
Gateway won the 2018 WPIAL Class 5A girls basketball championship.

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WPIAL Girls Basketball Player of the Week — Week ending Dec. 14
The last three seasons have been a bit of a grind for the Plum girls basketball team.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Jake Hoffman drives to the basket against Pine-Richland’s Cam Kirkland during their game Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, at Mt. Lebanon High School.
Prepping for the holidays with lots of high school hoops on HSSN
The countdown to the holidays continues with lots of hoops, some wrestling and hockey and a partridge in a pear tree this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Mars’ Taylor Hamlett (38) celebrates with Grace Ingram after receiving their gold medals following the girls WPIAL Class AAA championship game against Plum Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, at Highmark Stadium.
Top 19 of ’19: Trib HSSN breaks down the top stories of the year — No. 18
December 14, 2019
The 2019 high school sports season is nearly in the books.

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Hoop tournaments, showcase events make for busy Saturday
December 13, 2019
Fourteen Westmoreland County boys basketball teams will converge on Hempfield High School for a one-day, two-gym event Saturday.

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West Greene’s Ben Jackson carries the ball during a game against Clairton on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019 at Clairton.
Top 19 of ’19: Trib HSSN breaks down the top stories of the year — No. 19
The 2019 high school sports season is nearly in the books.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Jake Hoffman scores past Pine-Richland’s Logan Murray during their game Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, at Mt. Lebanon High School.
Jake Hoffman scores 30 again as Mt. Lebanon wins showdown with Pine-Richland
Mt. Lebanon senior Jake Hoffman wears uniform No. 33.

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Curtain goes up on WPIAL boys basketball section play Friday
For the last several years, one of the better rivalries in WPIAL boys basketball has been going toe-to-toe in Section 3-2A with Our Lady of the Sacred Heart and Sewickley Academy.

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Kiski Area’s Dom Giordano (bottom) competes in the Eastern Area Invitational Wrestling Tournament Dec. 6, 2019, at Gateway.
WPIAL wrestling standings through Dec. 11, 2019
December 12, 2019
Here is the latest WPIAL team wrestling standings for the 2019-20 season through Dec. 11.

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Full night of section openers in WPIAL girls hoops highlight Thursday
December 11, 2019
One of the best section races in district girls basketball last season was in Section 1-3A where Avonworth, Beaver and Neshannock battled for first place.

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Final HSSN football power rankings with a comparison to the first Trib 10 of 2019
Here is the final edition of the Trib 10 football power rankings for the 2019 season.

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The debut of the 2019-20 Trib HSSN basketball power rankings
For the first time in the 2019-20 WPIAL basketball season, the Trib Live High School Sports Network presents the boys and girls weekly power rankings.

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The mats are back as WPIAL team wrestling section matches begin Wednesday
December 10, 2019
Section play begins big time on Wednesday on mats around the WPIAL.

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Final HSSN state football rankings: How do they compare to first top 5 of 2019?
The 2019 high school football season in Pennsylvania has come to an end. Six champions were crowned this past weekend in Hershey, with three of the winners repeating as state champs.

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Tune-up Tuesday in boys and girls WPIAL basketball
December 9, 2019
Five years ago, Norwin won the WPIAL Class AAAA girls basketball championship, and Blackhawk took home the Class AAA title.

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WPIAL Football Team of the Week: Week 15
One of the most successful football programs in the WPIAL the last three decades enjoyed another golden moment last week.

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WPIAL football player of the week — Week 15
Trying to stop or even slow down Thomas Jefferson in the 2019 football season turned out to be a losing proposition for 16 opponents.

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WPIAL Hall of Fame inductees pose for a portrait at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Moon Friday, June 22, 2007. In back, from left, are Charles ‘Ace’ Heberling, Pat Campbell, Dick Hoak, Jennifer Flynn-Oldenburg, Suzie McConnell, Sean Shapert, Jim Horner and Cary Kolat. In front are Bill Fralic, Doc Griffin, Jack McCurry, Don Graham, Norm Crawford, Pete Antimarino and Dave Nichol.
Don Rebel: Remembering ‘Ace’ as driving force behind WPIAL’s success
Charles Heberling lived up to his nickname. He truly was an ‘Ace.’

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Longtime coaches Faust, Salvino to square off in basketball showdown
Two legendary coaches meet Monday in a WPIAL boys basketball nonsection contest.

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Nick McMasters and Plum are off to a 5-3 start.
PIHL high school hockey standings through Dec. 8, 2019
December 8, 2019
Here are the latest PIHL high school hockey standings through Sunday, Dec. 8.

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Franklin Regional’s Caden Smith charges toward net with Greensburg-Salem’s defender Jeff Mankins on pursuit Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 in the Hempfield High School Tip-Off Tournament.
Section basketball tips off this week on Trib HSSN
The winter high school sports season kicks into full gear this week here on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Cornell’s Kaden DiVito leaps for a shot on net as Greensburg Central Catholic defenders Tom Erderly (10), Geoff Helm (5) and Max Pisula (23) attempt to make a block Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019 at Peters Township High School during WPIAL boys basketball Class A quarterfinal playoffs.
WPIAL Class A boys basketball preseason breakdown
December 5, 2019
A new decade of WPIAL boys basketball tips off next weekend.

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Avonworth’s Theo Newhouse-Godine celebrates as Trevor Faulkner scores a touchdown against Apollo-Ridge earlier this season.
PIAA football title game factoids: Golden facts and figures to prepare for Hershey
December 4, 2019
While the WPIAL champions looking for double gold this fall were cut in half from six to three in the state semifinals last weekend, they are still the most represented district in the PIAA championship party coming up in Hershey.

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Thomas Jefferson, Central Valley, Avonworth still have ‘power’ in Trib 10
The PIAA championship hopefuls from the WPIAL were sliced in half during state semifinals weekend.

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California’s Malik Ramsey competes during the 2018-19 season.
WPIAL Class 2A boys basketball preseason breakdown
A new decade of WPIAL boys basketball tips off next weekend.

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Two WPIAL teams sit atop their class heading into PIAA championship weekend
December 3, 2019
After fourteen weeks, fifteen if you count Week Zero, the season is set to conclude with a gold rush this weekend in Hershey.

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North Catholic’s Isaac DeGregorio drives to the basket past Lincoln Park’s Montae Reddix during the WPIAL Class 3A boys championship game Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, at Petersen Events Center.
WPIAL Class 3A boys basketball preseason breakdown
A new decade of WPIAL boys basketball tips off next weekend.

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WPIAL Football Team of the Week: Week 14
December 2, 2019
For four weeks during the WPIAL football playoffs, Avonworth rode the Jax tracks to the school’s first district championship in 60 years.

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Central Valley’s Isiah Warfield, who played at Sewickley Academy last season, shoots over OLSH’s Dante Spadafora during their game Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High School.
WPIAL Class 4A boys basketball preseason breakdown
A new decade of WPIAL boys basketball tips off next weekend.

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Plum’s Logan Schlegel competes during practice Nov. 19, 2019.
PIHL high school hockey standings through Dec. 1, 2019
December 1, 2019
Here are the latest PIHL high school hockey standings through Dec. 1.

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WPIAL football player of the week — Week 14
Since expansion to six classes in 2016, WPIAL 3A champs, which all came from the Tri-County West Conference, are 4-0 in the PIAA semifinals.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Dylan Mallozzzi scores past Lampeter-Strasburg defenders during their PIAA Class 4A semifinal Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, at Hollidaysburg High School.
PIAA football championships and the start of winter sports this week on HSSN
The high school football season comes to an end with the state championship games, and there is the start of the winter high school sports season this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Mars’ Michael Carmody scores between Meadville’s Lemaro Husband (1) and Lashon Lindsey during their PIAA Class 5A quarterfinal Friday, March 15, 2019, at Sharon High School.
WPIAL Class 5A boys basketball preseason breakdown
A new decade of WPIAL boys basketball tips off next weekend.

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Butler’s Ethan Morton scores against Pine-Richland during Class 6A boys basketball semifinal Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2019 at Fox Chapel Area High School.
WPIAL Class 6A boys basketball preseason breakdown
November 30, 2019
A new decade of WPIAL boys basketball tips off next weekend.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Ian Hansen intercepts a pass in front of Shane Stump during their PIAA Class 4A state semifinal against Lampeter-Strasburg Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, at Hollidaysburg High School.
PIAA football championships set as the Road to Hershey concludes
This is the fourth year the PIAA has held six football championships, and the WPIAL will be represented by three of its champions in Hershey.

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Clairton’s Kenlein Ogletree catches his third touchdown pass next to Sto-Rox’s Traynell Paxton during the WPIAL Class A championship game Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, at Heinz Field.
PIAA football: semifinals factoids
November 28, 2019
What better way to follow up Thanksgiving than to digest some high school football state playoff factoids.

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6 WPIAL champs climb up power rankings as they prepare for PIAA semifinals
November 27, 2019
With the WPIAL championships in the rearview mirror, all six District 7 champions are in action this holiday weekend in the state semifinals.

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3 WPIAL football teams sit atop their class heading into the PIAA final four
November 26, 2019
The PIAA has reached the final four with the state semifinals taking center stage this holiday weekend.

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WPIAL Football Team of the Week: Week 13
November 25, 2019
Gateway began the 2019 season as everybody’s favorite to win the WPIAL Class 5A championship.

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WPIAL football player of the week — Week 13
November 24, 2019
Avonworth relied heavily on a Jax of all trades, who mastered them all.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Nate Werderber gains first-down yardage against Cathedral Prep during PIAA 4-A quarterfinals Friday, Nov. 22, 2019 at Martorelli Stadium.
Football PIAA semifinals provide holiday treat on Trib HSSN
The holiday known for family and travel will be the precursor to a football feast on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Plum’s Nick McMasters competes during practice Nov. 19, 2019.
PIHL high school hockey standings through Nov. 24, 2019
Here are the latest PIHL high school hockey standings through Sunday, Nov. 24.

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Gateway’s Patrick Brody celebrates with Jayson Jenkins after defeating Peters Twp. in the WPIAL Class 5A championship game Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, at Norwin High School.
PIAA sites, times: Thomas Jefferson, Gateway have rare Friday afternoon semifinals
For the first time since the expansion to six classifications four years ago, all six WPIAL football champions are preparing for a state semifinals contest this holiday weekend.

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Gateway’s Derrick Davis scoots into the end for a first-quarter touchdown against Mt. Lebanon Friday, Aug. 23, 2019 at Antimarino Stadium at Gateway High School.
WPIAL championship Saturday football facts and figures, Class 5A/2A edition
November 21, 2019
Four WPIAL football championships are in the books from last week with two more set for Saturday at Norwin HS.

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Trib HSSN power rankings are shuffled following WPIAL finals at Heinz Field
November 20, 2019
With four WPIAL championship games in the books, the final 10 teams in HSSN’s weekly power rankings are now set.

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Avonworth in, Pine-Richland, Penn-Trafford, Aliquippa, Sto-Rox out of state rankings
November 19, 2019
Of the 30 Trib HSSN state-ranked teams from a week ago, eight tasted defeat, were bounced from the top five and saw their seasons end.

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WPIAL Football Team of the Week: Week 12
November 18, 2019
The Pittsburgh Steelers and Pitt Panthers football teams only wish they had this kind of ‘home-field’ advantage.

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Central Catholic’s Edward Tillman stiff-arms Pine Richland’s Jacob Weingand during the 6-A WPAIL Championship game Saturday, Nov. 17, 2019 at Heinz Field.
Dates, sites, times set for PIAA football quarterfinals
November 17, 2019
The first round of the PIAA football playoffs is made up mostly of district championship games with a few champion vs. champion matchups sprinkled in.

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Quaker Valley’s Bodhi Wilson (13) competes against Moon October 3, 2019 at Alpha Ice complex
PIHL high school hockey standings through Nov. 17, 2019
Here are the latest PIHL high school hockey standings through Sunday, Nov. 17.

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WPIAL football player of the week — Week 12
Thomas Jefferson running back Dylan Mallozzi was a freshman in 2016 when Quinton Hill put on a dominant display at Heinz Field.

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Gateway’s Derrick Davis attempts to avoid McKeesport’s Aiden Smith (12) in the WPIAL Class 5A football semifinal Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019 at Offutt Field in Greensburg.
WPIAL 5A and 2A football finals along with PIAA quarters on Trib HSSN
The Highway to Heinz is over and the high school football fans’ focus is now on the Route to Norwin and the Road to Hershey this week here on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Central Catholic’s Edward Tillman breaks the tackle of Mt. Lebanon’s Sam LaSota during the WPIAL Class 6A semifinals Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, at Fox Chapel High School.
WPIAL championship Saturday football facts and figures
November 14, 2019
The only numbers that count on championship Saturday are the final digits posted on the giant scoreboard at Heinz Field.

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3 new teams enter Trib 10 heading into Heinz Field weekend
November 13, 2019
As we get deeper into the WPIAL playoffs, the winds of change are blowing strong in this week’s Trib 10.

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Two WPIAL teams drop out, one jumps into PIAA rankings as state playoffs kick off
November 12, 2019
Six teams were bounced from the Trib HSSN state rankings on the brink of the start of the PIAA postseason.

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WPIAL Football Team of the Week: Week 11
November 11, 2019
Sesame Street once had a song that began, “One of these things is not like the other.”

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PIAA soccer, volleyball semifinals make for a big Tuesday
(Note: Tuesday’s PIAA soccer semifinals at Hampton and Slippery Rock were postponed to Wednesday.)

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Central Valley’s Landon Alexander carries the ball during the WPIAL Class 3A semifinals against Derry on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, at North Allegheny.
Road to Hershey opens for business as state playoffs kick off this weekend
While the focus this week for WPIAL football fans is on the finish to the Highway to Heinz and the final stop on the Route to Norwin, the 2019 PIAA playoffs kick off this weekend.

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McKeesport’s Edward Dudley (5) jumps up to grab an interception against Penn Hills during WPIAL class 5A playoffs on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019 at Hempfield Area High School’s stadium.
WPIAL releases sites for Class 5A, 2A football semifinals
The sites and times are set for the semifinals Friday and the four district championship games Saturday at Heinz Field as the WPIAL football playoffs continue this weekend.

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Penn-Trafford’s Sam Fanelli (21) rushes the ball against Upper St. Clair’s Ethan Hiester (24) during their game at West Mifflin High School on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019.
Semifinals Friday and Championship Saturday highlight a big week on Trib HSSN
November 10, 2019
The Highway to Heinz concludes, and there is one final stop on the Route to Norwin in the WPIAL football playoffs this week here on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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WPIAL football player of the week — Week 11
With the coldest temperatures of the football season chilling the second Friday of the WPIAL postseason, most thought the below-freezing temps might prohibit teams from throwing the ball all over the frosty fields of Western Pa.

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Franklin Regional’s Jake Rettger (34) and Hampton’s Ryan Koprivnikar (92) compete October 1, 2019 at Center Ice Arena.
PIHL hockey standings through Nov. 10
Here are the PIHL high school hockey standings through Sunday, Nov. 10.

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Greensburg Central Catholic’s Carlo Denis battles Springdale’s Matt Taliani for the ball during their boys PIAA Class A state quarterfinal Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, at Peters Twp. High School.
PIAA releases sites for soccer, volleyball semifinals
The PIAA has released the sites and times for the soccer and girls volleyball semifinals.

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West Greene’s Ben Jackson blocks during a game against Clairton on Oct. 11.
WPIAL playoff breakdown: Class A
November 7, 2019
Class A Semifinals

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Avonworth players celebrates with Jax Miller atfter scoring against Apollo-Ridge on Sept. 20.
WPIAL playoff breakdown: Class 2A
Class 2A Quarterfinals

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Aliquippa’s Antonio Quinn runs against Clairton’s Isaiah Berry (left) and Jonte Sanders (12) on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019. Aliquippa’s Antonio Quinn runs against Clairton’s Isaiah Berry (left) and Jonte Sanders (12) on Aug. 24.
WPIAL playoff breakdown: Class 3A
Class 3A Semifinals

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South Fayette quarterback Naman Alemada throws a pass against Upper St. Clair on Friday, Aug. 23.
WPIAL playoff breakdown: Class 4A
Class 4A Semifinals

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McKeesport’s Devari Robinson eludes the tackle of Franklin Regional’s Luke Reppermund on Oct. 18.
WPIAL playoff breakdown: Class 5A
Class 5A Quarterfinals

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Mt. Lebanon’s Evan Jones eludes North Allegheny’s Khalil Dinkins during the first quarter Friday, Sept. 20.
WPIAL playoff breakdown: Class 6A
Class 6A semifinals

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Trib 10 teams show their power in opening round of WPIAL football playoffs
November 6, 2019
There were no changes to this week’s Trib 10 as the ranked teams from last week were perfect.

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Gateway’s Sonny Comunale runs against McKeesport during their game Oct. 25, 2019, at McKeesport.
High school football broadcasts on tap for Week 11
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3 WPIAL teams sit atop their class in latest Trib HSSN state football rankings
November 5, 2019
There was only one team ranked in the Trib HSSN state rankings that lost last week. It sounds like an impressive record, but seven teams enjoyed district playoff byes and did not play in Week 10.

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Ligonier Valley’s Kyrie Miller (29) runs the ball as West Shamokin’s Logan Cogley tries to close in followed by offensive lineman Joe Ersick (44) of Ligonier Valley during District 6 football on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 at Ligonier Valley.
High school football playoff picture in districts 5, 6, 9, 10 for this weekend
November 4, 2019
While WPIAL football fans have their eyes on the Highway to Heinz and the Route to Norwin, the 2019 PIAA playoffs are taking shape with first-round action set to begin on Nov. 15 and 16.

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WPIAL Football Team of the Week: Week 10
Three WPIAL schools were looking for milestone victories as well as a win to advance on opening night of the district playoffs.

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PIAA soccer, volleyball, field hockey playoffs begin Tuesday
The WPIAL came up empty in the PIAA girls soccer playoffs last year. Now, 11 teams begin their quest for a golden change.

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WPIAL football player of the week — Week 10
November 3, 2019
For most of Friday’s WPIAL Class 5A first-round playoff game, it looked like Baldwin would pull off the road upset as the No. 11 seed and celebrate the school’s first football playoff win in 28 years.

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WPIAL football playoff quarterfinals and semifinals take center stage on HSSN
With the WPIAL soccer and volleyball playoffs in the books, the focus turns to the district football postseason this week here on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Seneca Valley’s Matt Stanger reacts after a first down during a game against Mt. Lebanon last season.
Trib HSSN high school football don’t-miss matchups for Week 10
October 31, 2019
Class 6A Quarterfinals

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WPIAL soccer championships kick off, girls volleyball semis conclude on Halloween Thursday
October 30, 2019
Thursday will be a golden treat for two district soccer teams as championship weekend begins at Highmark Stadium at Station Square.

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North Allegheny, Aliquippa slide down while the Trib 10 crowns a new No. 1
Week 9 was divine for all but two of the members of last week’s The Trib Ten.

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North Allegheny’s Nathan Hoke and Ben Rohan get a hold of Pine-Richland’s Cole Spencer Friday, Oct. 25, 2019 at Pine-Richland High School.
High school football broadcasts scheduled Friday, Saturday on Trib HSSN
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Aliquippa, Jeannette ousted from top spots in PIAA after Week 9 losses
Of the first 10 weeks of the high school football season, this past week saw the fewest changes as teams concluded the regular season or prepared for the district playoffs.

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WPIAL soccer consolations and girls volleyball semifinals share Wednesday spotlight
October 29, 2019
Nowadays, everybody gets a second chance at something.

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WPIAL Football Team of the Week: Week 9
From 2012-17, the Shaler football program had five winless seasons and suffered through losing streaks of 34 in a row and 24 straight, going a combined 2-55 during those six years.

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Girls volleyball quarters, field hockey finals share Tuesday WPIAL spotlight
October 28, 2019
If the four higher seeds in the WPIAL Class AA girls volleyball quarterfinals set for Tuesday are all victorious, that will set up a less-than-fresh final four for Thursday.

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Leechburg quarterback Dylan Cook looks for an opening against Riverview during WPIAL football on Saturday, Sept 21, 2019, at Riverview Park in Oakmont.
Longest WPIAL football playoff drought now belongs to Leechburg
October 27, 2019
And then there was one.

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Football brackets, girls soccer semis and field hockey finals make for a busy Monday
For the high school football fan, Bracketology Day is like a kid on Christmas morning.

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WPIAL football player of the week — Week 9
Seven hundred yards rushing for a standout running back is a pretty good month’s work.

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A yard marker is used in the first half of an NCAA college football game between Middle Tennessee and Duke Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, in Murfreesboro, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
WPIAL playoff madness makes for a busy week of fall postseason action this week on HSSN
TribLive High School Sports Network’s exclusive coverage of the district football playoffs begins with the WPIAL Playoff Parings Show on Monday as we unveil the brackets.

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Aliquippa’s Antonio Quinn runs against Clairton’s Isaiah Berry (left) and Jonte Sanders (12) on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019.
Trib HSSN high school football don’t-miss matchups for Week 9
October 24, 2019
Class 6A

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Girls volleyball first round and girls soccer quarters highlight Thursday in WPIAL
The WPIAL girls volleyball Class A championship has been a hot potato for most of this decade.

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Power rankings unchanged after Trib 10 teams enjoy perfect Week 8
October 23, 2019
The Trib 10 became the Perfect 10 in Week 8.

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Volleyball openers, girls soccer quarters and PIAA team golf on tap Wednesday
October 22, 2019
In this day and age where players, coaches and fans love playing the disrespect card in every sport, it has become comical the lengths some go to in an effort to explain how they were snubbed.

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Two WPIAL teams join the ranks of PIAA elite in latest HSSN state rankings
Depending on what district you call home, postseason football is very close or about to begin this weekend.

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Start of volleyball playoffs, state tennis and PIAA golf on tap for Tuesday
October 21, 2019
The WPIAL girls volleyball brackets are out with the four defending champions (North Allegheny in AAAA, Knoch in AAA, North Catholic in AA and Bishop Canevin in A) all earning top-seeds.

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WPIAL Football Team of the Week: Week 8
In 2016 and 2017, Cornell finished a combined 1-17. Those were the first two years back after the football program took a four-year hiatus.

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WPIAL football player of the week — Week 8
October 20, 2019
Once a perennial power, the Burrell football program as fallen on tough times as of late. The Buccaneers, the 1995 WPIAL AA champions, haven’t reached the playoffs since 2012 and have not won a postseason game since 2005.

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PIAA golf, WPIAL girls soccer and girls volleyball brackets on Monday
Time for another dose of WPIAL bracketology as the district girls volleyball postseason is set to begin.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Dalaney Ranallo battles for possession with South Park’s Nora Ozimek (right) on Sept. 28, 2019, at Thomas Jefferson.
WPIAL soccer and volleyball playoffs join football finales on Trib HSSN
The stretch run of the high school football regular season comes to an end, and its postseason time in girls volleyball and boys and girls soccer this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Peters Twp.’s Ryan Magiske lunges into the end zone to score past Bethel Park’s Fred Sauer (16) during the second quarter Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, at Bethel Park High School.
WPIAL football playoff picture entering Week 9
October 19, 2019
The stretch run continues as the WPIAL football season heads into the final week of the regular season.

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Steel Valley plays Summit Academy on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 at Summit Academy.
Youth carries Steel Valley to 4th win in 5 games in victory at Summit Academy
For the first time in four years, Steel Valley will not be playing in the WPIAL Class 2A championship game. In fact, thanks to East Allegheny’s win Friday night, the Ironmen won’t even be participating in this year’s postseason.

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WPIAL clinched: Final girls volleyball playoff field
The WPIAL girls volleyball regular season is in the books. 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 qualify for the postseason.

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Pine Richland’s Cole Spencer tries to avoid Central Catholic’s AJ Beatty on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019 at CMU.
Trib HSSN high school football don’t-miss matchups for Week 8
October 17, 2019
Class 6A Conference

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Start of soccer playoffs and end of volleyball regular season make for a busy Thursday
October 16, 2019
Let the postseason games on the pitch begin!

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Two streaking WPIAL football teams return to this week’s Trib 10 Power Rankings
Three Trib 10 teams lost in Week 7. While one fell a couple of spots, the other two were deleted from this week’s power rankings.

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Knoch senior Skylar Burket returns serve during a scrimmage Aug. 24, 2019 at Freeport.
WPIAL Clinched: Girls volleyball playoff field through Tuesday
There is less than a week left in section play in WPIAL girls volleyball. 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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Franklin Regional’s Blake Cooper (left) celebrates his goal with Anthony DiFalco during their game against South Fayette Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, in Murrysville.
WPIAL Clinched: Final boys soccer playoff field
October 15, 2019
Section play is over and the playoff field is set in WPIAL boys soccer. 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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Eleven WPIAL teams still included in PIAA rankings
The combined record of the 30 state-ranked teams in Week 7 was 24-6. Those six losses cost three teams a spot in this week’s Trib HSSN state rankings.

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Soccer brackets and girls team tennis finals highlight Wednesday in the WPIAL
The end game for all district soccer teams is reaching Station Square in Pittsburgh and Highmark Stadium, the site of the WPIAL soccer championships Nov. 2.

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Norwin goalie Liz Waszkiewicz (1) puts the ball in play against Penn-Trafford October 14, 2019 at Penn-Trafford.
WPIAL Clinched: Girls soccer teams through Oct. 14
There are only a couple of make-up matches left in section play in WPIAL girls soccer. 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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WPIAL Football Team of the Week: Week 7
Two weeks ago, the defending Class 6A WPIAL champions took a big punch, needed the ropes to stay upright and lost a unanimous decision to Central Catholic.

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PIAA regionals in golf and final day of section play in soccer highlight Tuesday’s action
The hopes and dreams of competing for a state championship for 48 WPIAL golfers have one more hurdle.

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Hampton celebrates after scoring during a scrimmage against Franklin Regional Aug. 27, 2019, at Franklin Regional.
WPIAL Clinched: Girls volleyball teams through Oct. 13
October 13, 2019
There is one week left in section play in WPIAL girls volleyball. 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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North Catholic’s Tehya Dave battles Avonworth’s Emma Smith for the ball during their game Monday, Sept.16, 2019, in Cranberry.
WPIAL Clinched: Girls soccer teams through Oct. 13
There is only one day left in section play in WPIAL girls soccer. 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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Girls team tennis quarterfinals, key soccer matches highlight Monday action
On Columbus Day, the WPIAL will discover which four girls tennis teams will advance to the district semifinals.

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Freeport’s Luke Miller attempts to cover Burrell’s Zach Miller as he catches the winning pass for a 2-point conversation in overtime against Freeport at Burrell High School on Friday, Oct 11, 2019.
Football winds down; WPIAL soccer playoffs begin this week on HSSN
The stretch run continues with two more weeks of regular-season football, one more week of girls volleyball and the start of the soccer postseason this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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WPIAL football player of the week — Week 7
Coming off a loss to Beaver Falls last week that hurt its playoff chances and was its third loss in four games, Keystone Oaks needed a boost.

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Moon’s Jamal Littlejohn scores during the second quarter against Upper St. Clair Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, in Moon.
WPIAL football playoff picture heading into Week 8
The stretch run continues as the WPIAL football season heads into the final two weeks of the regular season.

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Shady Side Academy kicks off against Fort Cherry on Oct. 12, 2019, at Shady Side Academy.
Shady Side Academy looks for strong finish after beating Fort Cherry
The up and down football season for Shady Side Academy was on the upswing as the Indians beat Fort Cherry, 21-6, in a Class 2A nonconference game in front of a big homecoming crowd Saturday afternoon.

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WPIAL Clinched: Boys soccer teams through Thursday, Oct. 10
October 11, 2019
There are just a couple of make-up matches left in section play in WPIAL boys soccer. 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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West Greene’s Ben Jackson outruns the Monessen defense for a first-quarter touchdown Sept. 20, 2019, at Monessen.
Trib HSSN high school football don’t-miss matchups for Week 7
October 10, 2019
Class 6A Conference

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WPIAL golf finals, start of AAA girls team tennis playoffs highlight busy Thursday
October 9, 2019
Four teams will claim WPIAL team golf gold Thursday and if recent history is any indication, four teams could be extending their golden runs.

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WPIAL Clinched: Girls soccer teams through Wednesday, Oct. 9
There is less than one week left in section play in WPIAL girls soccer. 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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Three lose, two fall out of Trib Ten power rankings after Week 6
Three Trib Ten teams lost in Week 6. One fell a couple of spots while the other two dropped completely out of the power rankings.

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Key matches in WPIAL girls soccer highlight Wednesday schedule
With time running out in the regular season, several key matches will help unclog a couple of section logjams in WPIAL girls soccer on Wednesday.

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WPIAL Clinched: Boys soccer teams through Tuesday, Oct. 8
October 8, 2019
There is less than one week left in section play in WPIAL boys soccer. 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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4 WPIAL teams hold down top spots in latest state football rankings
It was a strong week for most of the top teams across the commonwealth as only three teams fell out of the Trib HSSN state rankings following Week 6.

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Belle Vernon’s Morgan Einodshofer competes against Latrobe on Sept. 1, 2019, at Belle Vernon.
WPIAL Clinched: Girls soccer teams through Monday, Oct. 7
October 7, 2019
There is less than one week left in section play in WPIAL girls soccer. 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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Boys team golf semifinals highlight Tuesday in the WPIAL
Monday was for the girls. Tuesday is time for the WPIAL boys team golf semifinals.

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WPIAL Football Team of the Week: Week 6
This season has turned into another successful one for tradition rich football programs just south of the City of Pittsburgh like Mt. Lebanon, Bethel Park and Upper St. Clair.

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Girls AAA golf semis and WPIAL soccer highlight Monday WPIAL slate
October 6, 2019
With all of the individual district championships in the books, the WPIAL team golf postseason is set to tee off starting Monday with the Class AAA girls semifinals.

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Mars’ Teddy Ruffner gains yards outside on North Hills Friday, Oct. 4, 2019 at Martorelli Stadium.
WPIAL football playoff picture after Week 6
The stretch run has commenced as the WPIAL football season heads into the final three weeks of the regular season.

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McGuffey quarterback Marshall Whipkey looks to pass against Southmoreland on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019 at Southmoreland High School’s Russ Grimm Field.
Stretch run begins in football, soccer regular season concludes this week on HSSN
The home stretch of the fall high school sports season is upon us, and the stretch run begins this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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WPIAL football player of the week — Week 6
Coming into this season, there were major questions about the QB position at Quarterback High.

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WPIAL Clinched: Boys soccer through Oct. 3, 2019
October 3, 2019
There are less than two weeks left in section play in WPIAL boys soccer. 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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Peters Township’s Logan Pfeuffer (8) has thrown for 1,164 yards and 16 touchdowns this season.
Trib HSSN high school football don’t-miss matchups for Week 6
Class 6A vs 5A nonconference

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Franklin Regional’s Mauriana Dorsch battles Mars’ Erin Rodgers for the ball during their game Monday, Sept.16, 2019, in Murrysville.
WPIAL girls soccer playoff clinchings through Oct. 2, 2019
There are less than two weeks left in section play in WPIAL girls soccer. 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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Playoff contenders square off Thursday in WPIAL boys soccer
October 2, 2019
Besides the WPIAL girls doubles tennis championships and consolations, Thursday is another busy day on the pitch with plenty of WPIAL boys soccer action.

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A new top team takes over in this week’s Trib Ten
There is a new king of the hill in the latest Trib Ten power rankings.

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Norwin’s Brendan Ash works against Penn-Trafford’s Lukas Johnson in front of the goal during their game Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, at Norwin.
WPIAL boys soccer playoff clinchings through Oct. 1, 2019
There are less than two weeks left in section play in WPIAL boys soccer. 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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WPIAL girls golf finals and doubles tennis tournament highlight Wednesday
October 1, 2019
Another day of unseasonable warm weather lies ahead at the links as the district holds the final individual golf championships of the season.

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Trib HSSN state football rankings for Week 6
The WPIAL continues to shine bright in the Trib HSSN state rankings following Week 5.

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WPIAL Clinched: Girls Soccer through Monday
September 30, 2019
There are less than two weeks left in section play in WPIAL girls soccer. The top four teams in each section qualify for the district playoffs. All tied teams for a playoff spot in which head-to-head does not break the tie all qualify for the postseason.

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WPIAL championship golf highlights the start of October
The forecast is for mostly sunny skies and temperatures reaching the upper 80s on Tuesday, making it feel more like an early season golf match than the district championships.

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WPIAL Football Team of the Week: Week 5
The stage was set for a fantastic finish to a classic high school football game.

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WPIAL football player of the week: Week 5
September 29, 2019
President Teddy Roosevelt had his rough riders to help in the Spanish-American war.

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Belle Vernon’s Nolan Labuda (5) runs the ball past Laurel Highlands’ Daniel Izzi (1) during their game Sept. 13, 2019, at Belle Vernon.
October arrives with high stakes on HSSN
The fall high school sports action seems to take on a more important feel as the calendar turns from September to October this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Key matches in WPIAL girls soccer, volleyball, tennis highlight Monday slate
The regular season is down to the final two weeks in WPIAL soccer with plenty of girls soccer action set for the final day of September.

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North Allegheny head coach Art Walker Jr. congratulates Khalil Dinkins after his touchdown against Seneca Valley Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, at Nextier Stadium in Jackson.
6 WPIAL football teams clinch early playoff berths at the midway point
September 28, 2019
The regular season is only half over, and there are already six WPIAL football teams that have clinched a playoff spot.

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Serra Catholic plays Burgettstown on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019.
Phillis’ big day keeps Burgettstown perfect in win over Serra Catholic
Burgettstown wasn’t perfect Saturday, but it remains undefeated.

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Bethel Park’s Jehvonn Lewis gets through Franklin Regional players during a game Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, at Bethel Park.
Trib HSSN high school football don’t-miss matchups for Week 5
September 26, 2019
Class 6A conference

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One Class 5A rival replaces another in the new Trib 10 power rankings.
September 25, 2019
Two Trib 10 teams from a week ago lost in Week 4, one dropping a spot while the other dropped out completely.

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The Daily 3: WPIAL history might be made on the links Thursday
History can be made Thursday at the 2019 WPIAL Class AA boys’ individual golf championships.

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The Daily 3: WPIAL doubles girls tennis sectionals begin Wednesday
September 24, 2019
With the WPIAL girls singles tennis championships in the rearview mirror, it’s time for the district to prepare to double the fun.

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3 WPIAL teams take top spots in latest state rankings
Only two teams fell out of the Trib HSSN state rankings following Week 4, but there was other movement in the rankings including a pair of new top-ranked teams.

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The Daily 3: WPIAL girls volleyball reaches the halfway point in section play on Tuesday
September 23, 2019
Most WPIAL girls volleyball teams will reach the midway point of section play with matches on Tuesday night.

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WPIAL Football Team of the Week: Week 4
After making the playoffs in 2018 for the first time in a decade, the 2019 campaign was slipping away from Canon McMillan.

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WPIAL Class AAA boys golf individual semifinals set for Monday
September 22, 2019
The championship field will be determined Monday with the WPIAL Class AAA boys individual golf semifinals at two sites.

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WPIAL football player of the week: Week 4
You knew it was only a matter of time.

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Moon running back Jamal Littlejohn works out during practice on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019.
Fall high school sports highlight the first full week of autumn on HSSN
Autumn is here, so we celebrate with, what else, plenty of fall high school sports action this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Shaler’s Josh Miller (26) runs for a touchdown against Franklin Regional on Sept. 21, 2019, at Shaler.
Shaler stuns Franklin Regional as Panthers no longer unbeaten
September 21, 2019
The Shaler Area community always celebrates homecoming with a massive parade down Mt. Royal Boulevard leading to Titans Stadium and a Saturday afternoon football game.

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Upper St. Clair quarterback Ethan Dahlem (4) passes the ball during their game against South Fayette on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019.
Trib HSSN high school football don’t-miss matchups for Week 4
September 19, 2019
Class 6A

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The Daily 3: First WPIAL hardware of the school year up for grabs in girls tennis
Shady Side Academy is the site of the first district championships of the season Thursday afternoon.

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No changes as Trib Ten perfect in Week 3
September 18, 2019
Even though it was Friday the 13th, last week’s Trib Ten power ranking teams were perfect.

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The Daily 3: Girls soccer showdowns on tap
September 17, 2019
A pair of WPIAL Class AA showdowns highlights the girls soccer slate on Wednesday.

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Trib HSSN state football rankings for Week 4
It was a quirky week for the Trib HSSN state rankings following Week 3, which is appropriate coming off a Friday the 13th with a full moon.

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The Daily 3: WPIAL girls tennis brackets to be revealed
September 16, 2019
The WPIAL will unveil the brackets for the district’s first championship tournament on Tuesday.

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WPIAL Football Team of the Week: Week 3
With every win these last two years, the Freedom football program seems to end long droughts of a mostly forgetful century of football.

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The Daily 3: What to watch today in WPIAL sports
September 15, 2019
On a busy night of girls soccer in the WPIAL, the marquee matchup is a battle for first place in Section 2 between two of the last three undefeated teams in Class AAAA.

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Shaler’s Logan Bernesser (80) makes a catch between three Hampton defenders September 6, 2019 at Hampton.
Conference football heats up this week on Trib HSSN
We hit mid-September and close out summer with plenty of high school sports action this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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WPIAL Football Player of the Week: Week 3
Ethan Dahlem of Upper St. Clair had a record-breaking performance Friday night, and it still nearly wasn’t enough to secure a victory.

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Mars’ Quinn Fuller blocks Penn Hills’ Anthony Grimes from catching the ball in the endzone during a game Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, at Penn Hills.
WPIAL/City League football standings through Week 3
Here are the updated WPIAL and City League football standings following Week 3 of the 2019 season.

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The Freedom and Mohawk football teams square off on Sept. 14, 2019.
Freedom shuts out Mohawk in MAC matchup
September 14, 2019
It’s good to be the king.

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Upper St. Clair’s head coach Jim Render eyes his sideline during his home game against Peters Township on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. Upper St. Clair won the game 16-14.
Veteran high school football coaches offer their thoughts on falling participation
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Seneca Valley’s Gabe Lawson reacts after a first-quarter run to setup a touchdown against North Allegheny during 6A WPIAL semifinal action Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 at Wright Field at Newman Stadium.
Trib HSSN high school football don’t-miss matchups for Week 3
September 12, 2019
Class 6A conference

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The Daily 3: Section champs to be crowned in WPIAL tennis
September 11, 2019
It’s hard to believe, but just 12 days into September, the WPIAL is preparing for its first district tournament of the 2019-2020 school year.

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Bethel Park joins Trib 10 power rankings for Week 3
Last week’s Trib 10 power ranking teams were a combined 8-2 in Week 2.

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The Daily 3: Field hockey champs set to face off
September 10, 2019
The WPIAL field hockey alignment is made up of two divisions in the regular season followed by three classes in the postseason.

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North Allegheny moves into Trib HSSN state football rankings for Week 3
As opposed to last week, there were only a couple of changes to the weekly Trib HSSN state football rankings following Week 2 games.

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The Daily 3: Albert Gallatin boys soccer continues turnaround
September 9, 2019
Albert Gallatin might have left the WPIAL in football, but the boys soccer team is still part of the district and having an historic season thus far.

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WPIAL Football Team of the Week: Week 2
Last season, the Central Valley football team lost its first four games before rallying to win four of its last five to make the playoffs. The late-season run included a stunning 14-8 upset of previously undefeated and top-ranked Aliquippa in Week 9.

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Burrell’s Danica Stone (8), looks for the pass as Greensburg Salem’s Ashley Smith (16) closes in, during the scrimmage at Offutt Field in Greensburg, on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019.
The Daily 3: Deer Lakes, Burrell girls soccer teams set to clash
September 8, 2019
A year after finishing first and second in the WPIAL Class AA Section 2 girls soccer standings, Deer Lakes and Burrell are off to a good start.

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Pine-Richland players take the field in front of the sudent section before their game against Penn Hills Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in Pine.
Full slate of Trib HSSN broadcasts this week, including new day for This Week in the WPIAL
We are filled with glee in preparation for Week 3 of the high school fall sports season on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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WPIAL Football Player of the Week: Week 2
One thing has become clear after Week Two of the 2019 high school football season: The Knoch running game is in good hands.

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Laurel players celebrate their victory over Bishop Canevin on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019.
Despite missing 2 top running backs, Laurel rolls over Bishop Canevin
Laurel was missing its two leading rushers because of injuries heading into Saturday’s conference game against Bishop Canevin.

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Eligibility hearings for top players among 3 things to watch Thursday in high school sports
September 4, 2019
It will be another busy day the WPIAL offices in Green Tree where future playing status in the regular season and in the postseason will be decided for five district athletes.

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Plenty of movement in Week 2 high school football power rankings
After the initial Trib 10 power rankings were released last week, three of the 10 teams were knocked off, prompting some early changes.

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Trib HSSN state football rankings for Week 2
September 3, 2019
Some good teams were bounced from the weekly Trib HSSN state rankings after some eyebrow-raisers in Week 1.

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Hopewell, Avonworth face off on opening day of girls soccer section play Wednesday in high school sports
A year ago, they were the final two victims of South Park’s district championship run.

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Boys soccer matchup between Upper St. Clair, Peters Township among 3 things to watch Tuesday in high school sports
September 2, 2019
From 2000-15, the South Hills dominated WPIAL boys’ soccer’s highest classification.

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WPIAL football team of the week: Week 1
When Moon faces Mars, there are plenty of puns that could be used to describe this otherworldly match-up.

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Melissa Smith, a psychologist with Hempfield Area School District, talks to players on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, at Hempfield Area High School before they play against Greensburg Salem.
Football, soccer, volleyball coverage this week on Trib HSSN
September 1, 2019
We labor into a week of broadcasts with plenty of high school football and the debut of several other scholastic sports on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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WPIAL football player of the week: Week 1
Last year, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart quarterback Tyler Bradley had a huge season, throwing for 3,364 yards and 45 touchdowns in leading the Chargers to their first WPIAL football championship.

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Greensburg Central Catholic’s Luke Mazowiecki (26) rushes the ball during their game against Riverview on Aug. 31, 2019.
Greensburg Central Catholic football team defeats Riverview
August 31, 2019
Earlier this year, the famous Oakmont Bakery moved to its facility across the street from Riverview.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Brodie Campbell returns a kickoff against Gateway Friday, Aug. 23, 2019 at Antimarino Stadium at Gateway High School.
Trib HSSN high school football don’t-miss matchups for Week 1
August 29, 2019
Here’s a look at don’t-miss high school football matchups for Week 1:

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Trib HSSN debuts football power rankings for ’19 season
August 28, 2019
Every Thursday during the 2019 WPIAL football season, the TribLive High School Sports Network will release weekly Trib 10 power rankings.

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Trib HSSN state football rankings for Week 1
August 27, 2019
There were very few changes to the Trib HSSN state rankings coming out of Week Zero.

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Trib HSSN Football Team of the Week for Week Zero
August 26, 2019
Every team that played a Week Zero game wanted to begin the new high school football season with a bang.

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OLSH celebrates a 33-30 win over Westinghouse.
Several broadcasts on tab this week on Trib HSSN
August 25, 2019
High school football once again is the appetizer, main course and dessert on the scholastic menu this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Trib HSSN Football Player of the Week for Week Zero
Connellsville junior running back Ky’Ron Craggette had a win in Week Zero on his “bucket” list.

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Aliquippa’s Zuriah Fisher reacts on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019.
Zuriah Fisher returns 2 fumbles for touchdowns as Aliquippa tops Clairton
The first game in defense of their WPIAL and PIAA football championships was far from a masterpiece, but when big plays were needed, Aliquippa answered the bell like a true champion.

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Pine-Richland lineman Trent Miller prepares for the 2019-2020 season August 7, 2019.
WPIAL teams highlight Trib HSSN high school football preseason state rankings
August 21, 2019
Whether you are a fan of your local district team or like to know what’s going on in high school football around Pennsylvania, the TribLive High School Sports Network has you covered this fall.

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West Greene running back Ben Jackson has been one of the WPIAL’s top rushers during the 2018 season.
West Greene ready to build off successful 2018 season
August 20, 2019
If West Greene’s 2018 season was turned into a movie script, producers might shy away from it because it wouldn’t seem realistic.

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Chartiers-Houston hopes to end 2-year playoff absence
Chartiers-Houston stopped short of the WPIAL football playoffs two seasons in a row. The Bucs hope to avoid a three-peat.

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Neshannock football players practice Aug. 13, 2019.
Neshannock looks to bounce back from ‘disappointing’ season
August 19, 2019
High school football coaches talk about it all the time: Every game is meaningful.

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East Allegheny’s Tyler Padezan returns for the 2019 season.
East Allegheny hopeful for playoff 3-peat
East Allegheny was a spectator of the WPIAL football playoffs from 2012 to ‘15.

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Moon running back Jamal Littlejohn works out during practice on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019.
High school sports broadcasts on tap this week
August 18, 2019
Let the games begin!

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Keystone Oaks will turn to young players to try to make run at playoffs
Late last summer, Keystone Oaks was the talk of the town. When autumn came in Week 5, the Golden Eagles’ season turned upside down.

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South Fayette’s Naman Alemada throws a pass during practice on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019.
South Fayette must continue excellence with questions at quarterback
August 17, 2019
It has been a golden decade for South Fayette football.

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Montour quarterback Luke Persinger throws a pass during practice on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019.
Montour looks to erase sting of not making playoffs in 2018
The winds of change swept through the West Hills of Pittsburgh last fall, leaving one perennial WPIAL playoff team out in the cold when the postseason arrived.

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West Allegheny head coach Chris Lucas talks with his team during practice on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019.
New coach set to lead WPIAL runner-up West Allegheny into ’19 season
August 16, 2019
There are lots of questions surrounding the West Allegheny football program heading into the 2019 season.

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Peters Township senior running back/corner back Adrian Williams during a August 2 preseason practice at Peters Township High School.
Peters Township looks to build on 1st conference title since ’75
Last season was a banner year for Peters Township football.

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South Fayette’s Dom Thomas works out during practice on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019.
High school football teams set to scrimmage Saturday across Western Pa.
With the advent of Week Zero four years ago, many WPIAL and City League football teams now only have one scrimmage before playing a nonconference game at the end of the second week of training camp practice.

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Mars lineman Michael Carmody works against Christopher Dvorak during practice on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019 in Adams.
Mars hopes to lean on Carmody in quest for WPIAL playoff success
Last season was another successful one for Mars. The Planets finished in second place in the Class 5A Northern Conference and posted a 9-2 overall record.

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Wash High senior wide receiver Zahmere Robinson had more than 1,110 yards receiving and 10 touchdowns last season.
WPIAL Class 2A football breakdown: Can Steel Valley reach title game for 4th straight season?
August 14, 2019
Predicting what will happen in Class 2A football since the expansion to six classifications three years ago has been a steal … or Steel.

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Robby Shymansky, a 2019 Fox Chapel grad, took first place in Men’s Open Singles in the U.S. Tennis Association Pro Circuit Wildcard Tournament June 14-16, 2019, at the Mt. Lebanon Tennis Center.
Trib HSSN rewind: A look back at the 2019 boys tennis season
July 17, 2019
The streak is over.

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Montour’s Padezanin hopes to drive Spartans toward success
July 16, 2019
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 23 during HSSN Media Day at Kennywood Park.

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The Pine-Richland hockey team celebrates after defeating Downingtown East in the Pennsylvania Cup Class AA championship game March 23, 2019, at RMU Island Sports Center.
Trib HSSN rewind: A look back at the 2018-19 PIHL season
July 8, 2019
A year after being shut out in the state hockey finals, the Penguins Cup winners went 1-2 against the Flyers Cup champs in the three Pennsylvania Cup state championship games at the RMU Island Sports Complex in 2019.

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McKeesport’s Diggs adds different dimension to Tigers’ run-heavy offense
July 5, 2019
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 23 during HSSN Media Day at Kennywood Park.

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Deabner ready to help Thomas Jefferson back to top of WPIAL Class 4A
July 4, 2019
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 23 during HSSN Media Day at Kennywood Park.

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Waynesburg’s Selena Phillips claimed a second straight WPIAL rilfe championship Feb. 14, 2019, at Dormont-Mt. Lebanon Sportsmen’s Club in Canonsburg.
Trib HSSN rewind: A look back at the 2018-19 WPIAL rifle season
Not much changed from the 2018 finals to the 2019 WPIAL team and individual rifle championships.

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Peters Twp.’s Josh Casilli fends off Bethel Park’s Fredric Sauer during the first quarter Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, at Peters.
Peters Township’s Casilli ready to build on breakout ’18 season
July 1, 2019
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 23 during HSSN Media Day at Kennywood Park.

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North Allegheny’s Rachel Martindale scores over Norwin’s Abby Best during their WPIAL Class 6A girls semifinal Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, at Fox Chapel High School.
North Allegheny’s Martindale named Trib HSSN Girls Athlete of the Year
June 29, 2019
In her senior year at North Allegheny, all Rachel Martindale did was average nearly 14 points per game on the hardwood and hit nearly .480 on the softball diamond while helping the Tigers to the district title games in both sports.

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Members of the 2018 PIAA champion Sewickley Academy tennis team include, in front, from left, Simran Bedi and Evelyn Safar; in back, Sofia Smith, Emma DiSantis, Victoria Keller, Alina Mattson, Sana Singh and Christina Walton.
Class A Trib HSSN Sports Cup champions continue winning ways
June 28, 2019
Even though one of the longest championship runs in WPIAL history came to an end this spring, it did not slow down that school from winning yet another Trib HSSN Sports Cup.

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OLSH’s Rico Tate celebrates with the WPIAL Class 2A championship trophy after defeating Serra Catholic Friday, Mar. 1, 2019, at Petersen Events Center.
Class 2A Trib HSSN Sports Cup title defense bolstered by 3 WPIAL titles
June 27, 2019
A year after winning the closest Trib HSSN Sports Cup chase in the 15-year history of the event, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart took a slightly different path to victory the second time around.

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The Shady Side Academy girls lacrosse team celebrates after winning the WPIAL Class AA title May 24, 2019, at Robert Morris.
Trio of WPIAL championships help secure Class 3A Trib HSSN Sports Cup
June 26, 2019
Shady Side Academy has hoisted the Trib HSSN Sports Cup in the past and came very close to winning it all a year ago, finishing second to North Catholic by less than 20 points.

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The South Park girls soccer team celebrates with the championship trophy after defeating Hopewell, 1-0, in the WPIAL Class AA final Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, at Highmark Stadium.
Pair of WPIAL titles part of successful school year for Class 4A Trib HSSN Sports Cup champ
June 25, 2019
In July, America celebrates the 50th anniversary of arriving on the moon with the famous narrative, “the Eagle has landed.”

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Mars celebrates with Andrew Recchia after Recchia hit the game winning shot with time running out to beat Moon during the 5A boys WPIAL Championship at Petersen Events Center.
Class 5A Trib HSSN Sports Cup champion is repeat winner
Last year, Mars rode the coattails of two championship basketball teams to win the Trib HSSN Sports Cup in Class 5A.

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Avonworth’s Sarah Helffrich scores against Keystone Oaks during the 3-A WPIAL softball championship Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at Peterswood Park.
Head of the Class: Softball Player and Coach of the Year for each classification
June 24, 2019
Back in the day, when a student did well in the classroom they were sometimes moved to the front of the class.

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The North Allegheny girls volleyball team captured a second straight PIAA title with a 3-0 win over Bishop Shanahan on Nov. 17, 2018, at Cumberland Valley.
Class 6A Trib HSSN Sports Cup champion won 6 WPIAL, PIAA titles in ’18-’19
Fifteen years ago, the then-MSA Sports Network began a competition to measure the athletic success of each school’s various sports teams.

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Connellsville Area starting pitcher Mia Burd throws against West Allegheny during the 5-A softball championship Friday, May 31, 2019 at Peters Township High School.
Standout pitchers highlight 2019 Trib HSSN softball all-star team
June 22, 2019
The one word that best describes the 2019 WPIAL softball season is dominant.

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Elizabeth Forward’s pitcher Lailey Larcinese (8) during their WPIAL Class 4A softball championship 3-0 win over Mount Pleasant, at Latrobe’s Graham-Sobota Field in Unity Township, on Friday, May 31, 2019.