Author: Don Rebel


Trib HSSN girls basketball team of the week for Feb. 26, 2024
February 27, 2024
Trib HSSN girls basketball team of the week: Laurel Highlands Mustangs

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Armstrong’s Emma Paul
Trib HSSN girls basketball player of the week for Feb. 26, 2024
Trib HSSN girls basketball player of the week: Emma Paul

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Baldwin’s Matthew Schenk attempts a shot over North Allegheny’s Ty Iwanonkiw in the WPIAL Class 6A quarterfinals Feb. 23.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Feb. 28, 2024: Baldwin looks to crash 6A party
Welcome to the final night of the 2024 WPIAL basketball semifinals with final four games in boys Class 6A and 2A, along with girls 5A and 4A.

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Moon’s Caden Schmidt scores against Mars on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2024, in Adams Twp.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Feb. 26, 2024: Finals hopefuls meet in district semifinals
February 25, 2024
Monday is Day 2 of Round 3 of the 2024 WPIAL basketball playoffs with semifinal games in boys 5A and 3A, along with girls 6A and A.

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South Fayette head coach Bryan Bennett watches from the bench during the Lions’ game on Monday, Dec. 11, 2023, at Chartiers Valley.
WPIAL girls basketball PIAA qualifiers through Feb. 25, 2024
With the WPIAL championships coming up later this week, the focus will soon turn to the Road to Hershey and the start of the 2024 PIAA girls basketball postseason.

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Shaler’s Brandon London drives on Fox Chapel’s Will Siegel Friday, Feb. 9, 2024 at Fox Chapel Area High School.
WPIAL boys basketball PIAA qualifiers through Feb. 25, 2024
With the Path to the Pete concluding later this week, the focus will soon turn to the Road to Hershey and the start of the 2024 PIAA boys basketball postseason.

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Mohawk’s Bobby Fadden surpassed 1,000 career points during the 2023-24 season.
Trib HSSN boys basketball player of the week for Feb. 25, 2024
Trib HSSN boys basketball player of the week: Bobby Fadden

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Mt. Lebanon’s Riley Farabaugh is fouled by Pine-Richland’s Carson Baer during the WPIAL Class 6A quarterfinals Friday, Feb.23, 2024, at Mt. Lebanon High School.
This week on Trib HSSN for week of Feb. 26, 2024
The Path to the Pete continues as the WPIAL basketball postseason hits a summit on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Plum’s Maksim Popienkofires a shot against Blackhawk on Monday, Nov. 6, 2023, at Pittsburgh Ice Arena.
2023-24 PIHL standings, playoff qualifiers through Feb. 25, 2024
Here are the latest 2023-24 Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League standings through Sunday, along with the latest PIHL playoff qualifiers.

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Baldwin’s Max Marzina (12) and Nathan Richards (3) react to a foul call drawn by Marzina in the WPIAL Class 6A quarterfinals Friday, Feb. 23, 2024, at Baldwin.
Trib HSSN boys basketball team of the week for Feb. 25, 2024
Trib HSSN boys basketball team of the week: Baldwin Highlanders

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Shady Side Academy’s Cassie Sauer and Beaver Falls’ Avina Norman take the opening tip of their WPIAL Class 3A semifinal Saturday.
Shady Side Academy pulls away from Beaver Falls to earn trip to WPIAL finals
February 24, 2024
Beaver Falls senior Avina Norman has been a force in the postseason for the Tigers, averaging 20.5 points per game in leading the team in scoring in both first-round and quarterfinal victories.

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Avonworth’s Rowan Carmichael celebrates hitting a 3-pointer against Highlands in a WPIAL Class 4A first-round game Feb. 16.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Feb. 24, 2024: Semifinal round ready to tip off
Welcome to opening day of the district final four, the WPIAL basketball semifinals in boys Class 4A and A along with girls 3A and 2A.

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Upper St. Clair celebrates a win over Butler in the WPIAL Class 6A quarterfinals Friday, Feb. 23, 2024.
Christian Ito, Upper St. Clair come to life in 4th quarter to beat Butler
February 23, 2024
For three quarters of their WPIAL Class 6A boys quarterfinal, No. 3 Upper St. Clair and No. 6 Butler went back and forth with both teams unable to build a lead of more than two possessions.

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Central Catholic’s Bradley Gompers scores against North Allegheny on Feb. 9.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Feb. 23, 2024: Class 6A boys finally get postseason started
February 22, 2024
It’s the final night of the WPIAL basketball quarterfinals with boys Class 6A and 2A along with girls Class 5A and 4A second-round contests.

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Gateway’s Dwight Ricketts fights for the ball with Franklin Regional’s Cameron Rowell on	Jan. 12 at Franklin Regional High School.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Feb. 22, 2024: 5A rematch headlines quarterfinals Thursday
February 21, 2024
Welcome to Quarterfinals Thursday in the WPIAL basketball postseason with boys Class 5A and 3A along with girls Class 6A and A featured with Round 2 contests.

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Moon’s Aiden Reesman drives to the basket against Mars’ Ryan Ceh on Jan. 16.
Trib 10: Top teams in power rankings avoid upset bug so far
Pick a word, any word: ideal, flawless, absolute, model, complete, perfect.

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Avonworth’s Rowan Carmichael shoots a free throw against Montour in a WPIAL Class 4A quarterfinal Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024.
Rowan Carmichael stars again as Avonworth knocks off Montour
When Montour beat Avonworth two weeks ago, the Antelopes had a dreadful night shooting the basketball, hitting only 16% from the field in the first half of a 27-point loss.

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Montour’s Ama Tening Sow (10) rejects a shot from Southmoreland’s Elliott Premus on Friday.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Feb. 21, 2024: Quarterfinals begin on WPIAL hardwood
February 20, 2024
With the first round in the books, the curtain goes up Wednesday on the WPIAL basketball quarterfinals with boys Class 4A and A along with girls Class 3A and 2A second-round games.

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Norwin’s Ava Christopher drives to the basket against Hempfield’s Ashley Hosni on Jan. 8.
Trib HSSN Pennsylvania Girls High School Basketball Rankings for Feb. 20, 2024
There were a few losses here and there prior to the start of district playoff action, but for the most part, there was little movement from last week’s Trib HSSN girls basketball state rankings.

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Aliquippa’s Quentin Goode drives past Central Catholic’s Vernon Settles on Jan. 24.
Trib HSSN Pennsylvania High School Boys Basketball Rankings for Feb. 20, 2024
With just one exception, there was no movement in the latest Trib HSSN boys basketball state rankings.

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South Fayette’s Juliette Leroux (14) celebrates with Haylie Lamonde after scoring Dec. 11 at Chartiers Valley.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Feb. 20, 2024: Class 5A champs begin title defense
February 19, 2024
Welcome to the final day of the WPIAL basketball first round with girls Class 5A and 4A along with boys 2A games getting their crack at the postseason spotlight.

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Woodland Hills’ Scoop Smith drives to the basket Jan. 30 at Shaler.
Trib HSSN boys basketball team of the week for Feb. 19, 2024
Trib HSSN boys basketball team of the week: Woodland Hills Wolverines

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Aquinas Academy junior Jacob Guillen
Trib HSSN boys basketball player of the week for Feb. 19, 2024
Trib HSSN boys basketball player of the week: Jacob Guillen

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Bethel Park’s Michael Bruckner shoots a free throw against South Fayette in a Class 5A first-round game Monday, Feb. 19, 2024.
Bethel Park beats buzzer, gets past South Fayette in Class 5A slugfest
Bethel Park relied on various defenses Monday night to slow down a South Fayette team that had been averaging nearly 60 points per game this season.

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Gateway’s Mykel Bruce-McCrommon blocks the shot of Latrobe’s John Wetzel on Friday, Feb. 9, 2024, at Greater Latrobe High School.
This week on Trib HSSN for week of Feb. 19, 2024
February 18, 2024
The spotlight continues to shine bright on the February Frenzy known as the WPIAL basketball postseason, making for a busy week of hoops on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Fox Chapel’s Jefferson Moorefield-Brown grabs a rebound over Shaler’s Brandon London and Keegan Smetahka Friday, Feb. 9, 2024 at Fox Chapel Area High School.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Feb. 19, 2024: Opening round of basketball playoffs continues
It’s Day 3 of the opening round of the WPIAL basketball playoffs with boys Class 5A and 3A, along with girls Class A first-round contests taking center stage.

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Pine-Richland’s Zach Howard celebrates after scoring against Central Catholic during their game on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023, at Alpha Complex.
2023-24 PIHL standings, playoff qualifiers through Feb. 18, 2024
Here are the latest 2023-24 Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League standings through Sunday, along with the latest PIHL playoff qualifiers.

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Penn Hills’ Milani Oliver (11) scored 15 points in Monday’s regular-season finale.
Trib HSSN girls basketball team of the week for Feb. 18, 2024
Trib HSSN girls basketball team of the week: Penn Hills Indians

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South Side’s Bailey Strnisa competes during the 2023-24 season.
Trib HSSN girls basketball player of the week for Feb. 18, 2024
Trib HSSN girls basketball player of the week: Bailey Strnisa

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Seton LaSalle’s Mallory Daly drives on OLSH’s Mia Grisafi during a 2022 WPIAL Class 2A semifinal.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Feb. 17, 2024: Girls Class 3A teams step into spotlight
February 17, 2024
The opening weekend of the 2024 WPIAL basketball playoffs continues Saturday with the spotlight shining on all eight Class 3A girls opening-round contests.

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Referee David Jaap gets ready for the opening tip between Thomas Jefferson’s Allie Wilson and Penn Hills’ Egypt Moore-Coleman to start a WPIAL Class 5A preliminary round playoff game Friday.
Penn Hills starts, finishes strong in Class 5A win over Thomas Jefferson
February 16, 2024
Penn Hills played a picture-perfect road game in the first half Friday on opening night of the WPIAL girls basketball playoffs at Thomas Jefferson.

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Lincoln Park’s DeAndre Moye defends on South Allegheny’s Jeston Beatty during a WPIAL 4A quarterfinal last season.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Feb. 16, 2024: Breaking down the 1st full day of WPIAL playoff action
February 15, 2024
Let the games begin!

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Union coach Mark Stanley talks with an official during the 2023 WPIAL Class A championship game.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Feb. 15, 2024: Boys basketball playoffs tip off a day early
February 14, 2024
Special circumstances have forced the WPIAL to raise the curtain on the start of the 2024 district basketball playoffs a day earlier than expected.

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Lincoln Park’s Meleek Thomas celebrates after scoring against Ambridge on Feb. 8.
Trib 10: As playoffs begin, several teams slip out of power rankings
We have reached the end of the regular season and are nearing the start of the February Frenzy also known as the 2024 WPIAL basketball playoffs.

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Allderdice’s Logan Golle scores on a driving layup against Fox Chapel’s Alex Betancourt Jones on Dec. 27, 2023, at PPG Paints Arena.
What to watch for in Western Pa. H.S. sports for Feb. 14, 2024: City League semifinals on tap
Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Greensburg Central Catholic’s Erica Gribble celebrates with Avery Davis after scoring against Serra Catholic on Jan. 29.
Trib HSSN Pennsylvania Girls Basketball Rankings for Feb. 13, 2024
February 13, 2024
Instead of the calm before the storm like we saw on the boys side this week, the winds of change were blowing strong against the teams ranked in the Trib HSSN girls basketball state rankings this past week.

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Lincoln Park’s Meleek Thomas scores against Ambridge on Thursday.
Trib HSSN Pennsylvania Boys Basketball Rankings for Feb. 13, 2024
Call it the calm before the postseason storm.

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Trinity’s Agatha Niccolai (22) celebrates with Ruby Morgan after defeating Lincoln Park, 32-29, on Feb. 8.
Trib HSSN girls basketball team of the week for Feb. 12, 2024
February 12, 2024
Trib HSSN girls basketball team of the week: Trinity Hillers

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Indiana’s Bella Antonacci
Trib HSSN girls basketball player of the week for Feb. 12, 2024
Trib HSSN girls basketball player of the week: Bella Antonacci

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South Fayette’s Michael Plasko shoots a free throw against Thomas Jefferson on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2024.
Trib HSSN boys basketball player of the week for Feb. 12, 2024
Trib HSSN boys basketball player of the week: Michael Plasko

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Mt. Lebanon’s Liam Sheely celebrates after defeating Upper St. Clair on Friday, Feb. 2, 2024, at Mt. Lebanon.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Feb. 11, 2024: Basketball brackets to be revealed on HSSN
February 11, 2024
Did somebody say something about bracketology?

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Trib HSSN boys basketball team of the week for Feb. 11, 2024
Trib HSSN boys basketball team of the week: Beaver Bobcats

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Burrell’s Chantz Watkins celebrates after defeating Deer Lakes on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2024, at Alpha Ice Complex.
2023-24 PIHL standings, playoff qualifiers through Feb. 11, 2024
Here are the latest 2023-24 Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League standings through Sunday, along with the latest PIHL playoff qualifiers.

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Greensburg Central Catholic’s Erica Gribble shoots a 3-pointer against Serra Catholic during a Jan. 29 game. The Centurions likely will be one of the top two seeds for the girls WPIAL Class 2A playoffs.
This week on Trib HSSN for week of Feb. 12, 2024
Let the February Frenzy begin! The curtain drops and the ball goes up for the start of the boys and girls high school basketball postseason this week.

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Norwin’s Kendall Berger celebrates after hitting a 3-pointer against North Allegheny on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2024, at Norwin.
WPIAL bracketology: Don Rebel, Chris Harlan forecast the 2024 girls basketball playoff pairings
February 10, 2024
The 2024 WPIAL girls basketball playoff field is set with 81 teams in the six classifications.

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North Hills freshman Nathan Schanbacher shoots a free throw against Chartiers Valley on Friday.
With playoff pressure off, North Hills outduels Chartiers Valley
When Moon defeated Mars on Thursday, some of the air came out of the balloon for Friday’s meeting between North Hills (11-9) and Chartiers Valley (11-11). Before the Mars loss, the Indians-Colts game was a win-and-you’re-in contest.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Liam Sheely scores against Upper St. Clair’s Tyler Robbins on Feb. 2.
WPIAL clinched: Field for boys basketball playoffs set
The stretch run of the WPIAL boys basketball season is over and the postseason field is completely set with 87 playoff teams.

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Norwin’s Ava Christopher celebrates with Bailey Snowberger after scoring against North Allegheny on Jan. 25.
WPIAL clinched: Girls basketball playoff field finalized
February 9, 2024
The 2024 WPIAL girls basketball playoff field is now complete.

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Central Catholic’s Payton Wehner celebrates with Seamus Mahon after scoring against Butler on Tuesday.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Feb. 9, 2024: Central Catholic, North Allegheny go mano a mano for section title
The 2023-2024 WPIAL basketball season began 71 days ago. On Friday, section play concludes with two boys basketball teams deadlocked in the race for the Section 1-6A championship.

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Chartiers Valley’s Natalia Palumbo works against South Fayette’s Erica Hall and Juliette Leroux on Dec. 11.
WPIAL clinched: Girls basketball playoff field almost set
February 8, 2024
The 2024 WPIAL girls basketball playoff field is all but complete with 80 teams having clinched a playoff berth and the possibility of one more team joining the playoffs in Class 5A.

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Montour’s Jordyn Wolfe shoots as Plum’s Rayla Smith defends last season.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Feb. 8, 2024: Moon, Montour girls battle for playoff spot
February 7, 2024
The four best words this time of year might be “win and you’re in.”

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Lincoln Park’s Meleek Thomas pushes the ball up the court past North Catholic’s Benjamin Tomer on Dec. 27 at PPG Paints Arena.
Trib 10: Top teams in power rankings look ready for long playoff runs
The top girls basketball teams in the district have made a statement over the last month that they are more than ready for lengthy playoff runs.

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Shaler’s Joey DeSabato scores against Woodland Hills on Jan. 30.
WPIAL clinched: Boys basketball playoff qualifiers through Feb. 6, 2024
The stretch run of the WPIAL boys basketball season has only a few days remaining.

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Montour’s Ama Tening Sow celebrates after scoring against Avonworth on Friday, Jan. 12, 2024, in Ohio Twp.
Montour fills highlight reel in section-clinching win over Avonworth
February 6, 2024
Montour captured a boys basketball section championship Tuesday and did so in grand style with several exclamation points.

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Greensburg Central Catholic’s Mya Morgan blocks a shot by Serra Catholic’s Caitlyn Cooley on Monday, Jan. 29, 2024, in Carbon.
Trib HSSN Pennsylvania girls basketball rankings for Feb. 6, 2024
There was some actual movement this week in the Trib HSSN girls basketball state rankings, at least in half of the classifications.

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Hampton’s Liam Mignogna battles Highlands’ Bradyn Foster for a rebound during their game on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2024, at Hampton.
Trib HSSN Pennsylvania boys basketball rankings for Feb. 6, 2024
There continues to be tweaks to the weekly Trib HSSN boys basketball state rankings in nearly every classification as the end of the regular season approaches.

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Butler’s Donovan Carney pumps his fist next to New Castle’s Noreaga Jackson on Jan. 5.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Feb. 6, 2024: Boys teams fight for 1st place, playoff berth in 6A section
The final week of the WPIAL boys basketball regular season begins with a big night of key games in each class.

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Monessen’s Lorenzo Gardner celebrates after scoring his 1,000th point against Western Beaver in a WPIAL Class A first-round playoff game Friday, Feb. 17, 2023.
Trib HSSN boys basketball player of the week for Feb. 5, 2024
Trib HSSN boys basketball player of the week: Lorenzo Gardner

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Mt. Lebanon’s Nate Girod celebrates after hitting a 3-pointer during the fourth quarter against Upper St. Clair on Feb. 2.
Trib HSSN boys basketball team of the week for Feb. 5, 2024
Trib HSSN boys basketball team of the week: Mt. Lebanon Blue Devils

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North Allegheny’s Grace Heliger (22) celebrates with Kellie McConnell after scoring against Norwin on Jan. 25.
WPIAL clinched: Girls basketball playoff qualifiers through Feb. 5, 2024
February 5, 2024
The 2024 WPIAL girls basketball playoff field is nearly complete with just a few days remaining in the regular season.

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Geibel Catholic’s Emma Larkin is a sophomore on the 2023-24 girls basketball team.
Trib HSSN girls basketball player of the week for Feb. 4, 2024
February 4, 2024
Trib HSSN girls basketball player of the week: Emma Larkin

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Woodland Hills’ Carmen Vasquez celebrates after hitting a 3-pointer against Kiski on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024, at Kiski Area.
WPIAL clinched: Girls basketball playoff qualifiers through Feb. 4, 2024
The 2024 WPIAL girls basketball playoff field is taking shape as the regular season has just one week remaining.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Liam Sheely goes up to dunk against Upper St. Clair on Friday, Feb. 2, 2024, at Mt. Lebanon.
WPIAL clinched: Boys basketball playoff qualifiers through Feb. 4, 2024
The stretch run of the 2023-24 WPIAL boys basketball season has one week left in the regular season.

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Butler’s Tayt Lucas celebrates after hitting a 3-pointer on Friday, Jan. 5, 2024, at New Castle.
This week on Trib HSSN for week of Feb. 5, 2024
The first full week of February means the end of the WPIAL boys and girls high school basketball regular season on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Brooke Paylo and South Park face Waynesburg in a battle for first place Monday night.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Feb. 5, 2024: Basketball playoff positioning up for grabs
The final week of the high school basketball regular season begins with a big night of WPIAL girls basketball action.

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Upper St. Clair’s Olivia Terlecki drives to the basket against Baldwin on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2024, at USC.
Trib HSSN girls basketball team of the week for Feb. 4, 2024
Trib HSSN girls basketball team of the week: Upper St. Clair Panthers

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Kiski goalie Jake Walker makes a save against West Alleghney during their game on Monday, Nov. 6, 2023, at RMU.
2023-24 PIHL standings, playoff qualifiers through Feb. 4, 2024
Here are the latest 2023-24 Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League standings through Sunday, along with the latest PIHL playoff qualifiers.

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Shaler’s Kaden Orga scores against Woodland Hills’ Landon Akins on Jan. 30.
WPIAL clinched: Boys basketball playoff qualifiers through Feb. 2, 2024
February 2, 2024
The stretch run of the 2024 WPIAL boys basketball season is upon us with one week left in the regular season.

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Aliquippa’s Cameron Lindsey shoots a free throw against Northgate on Friday, Feb. 2, 2024.
Aliquippa gets last word in 1st-place showdown with Northgate
With first place in Section 1-2A boys basketball as stake, Aliquippa beat host Northgate by technical knockout.

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Upper St. Clair’s Julian Dahlem is fouled by Baldwin’s Nate Richards and Caden Cherico on Jan. 18.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Feb. 2, 2024: Rivals Mt. Lebanon, Upper St. Clair to meet with 1st place on the line
The biggest question on this Groundhog Day among district basketball fans isn’t whether Phil sees his shadow or not, it’s who will end the day in first place in Section 2-6A.

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Plum’s Megan Marston celebrates after hitting a 3-pointer against Franklin Regional on Dec. 18, 2023.
WPIAL clinched: Girls basketball playoff qualifiers through Feb. 1, 2024
February 1, 2024
The 2024 WPIAL girls basketball playoff field is taking shape as the regular season has just over one week remaining.

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Blackhawk’s Andrea Kinger drives past Quaker Valley’s Oumou Thiero last season.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Feb. 1, 2024: Drama in Section 2-4A girls basketball as February begins
January 31, 2024
Welcome to the start of the February Frenzy, a month where district playoffs take place and WPIAL winter sports champions will be determined.

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Moon’s Michael Santicola shoots a 3-pointer over Mars’ Ryan Ceh on Jan. 16.
Trib 10: 2 new teams enter boys power rankings
The elite district girls teams continue to be dialed in with no changes in the Trib 10 for the third straight week.

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Kiski Area’s Abrahm Taylor wrestles Moon’s Roemiere Washington at 215 pounds on Monday.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Jan. 31, 2024: New contenders take mat in Class 3A wrestling
On the final day of January, the WPIAL team wrestling playoffs take center stage with first-round and quarterfinal matches.

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North Catholic’s Sarah Loughry scores next to Highlands’ Shelby Wojcik on Dec. 14, 2023.
Trib HSSN Pennsylvania Girls Basketball Rankings for Jan. 30, 2024
As we get closer to the district playoffs, the elite girls basketball teams around the state have become laser focused.

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Moon’s Michael Santicola celebrates next to Elijah Guillory on Jan. 16 at Mars.
Trib HSSN Pennsylvania Boys Basketball Rankings for Jan. 30, 2024
Unlike the girls rankings this week, there were plenty of change on the boys side as January concludes and the “stretch run” begins.

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Upper St. Clair’s Tyler Robbins puts up a last-second shot off a steal against Baldwin on Jan. 18.
WPIAL clinched: Boys basketball playoff qualifiers through Jan. 30, 2024
January 30, 2024
The “stretch run” in WPIAL boys basketball is upon us with less than two weeks left in the regular season.

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Norwin’s Lauren Palangio prepares for the opening tip-off against North Allegheny on Jan. 25.
WPIAL clinched: Girls basketball playoff qualifiers through Jan. 29, 2024
January 29, 2024
The 2024 WPIAL girls basketball playoff field is taking shape in the “stretch run” as the regular season has less than two weeks remaining.

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Jeston Beatty and the South Allegheny Gladiators are off to a 12-5 start.
Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Team of the Week for Jan. 29, 2024
Trib HSSN boys basketball team of the week: South Allegheny Gladiators

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Shaler’s Julian Vizzoca battles Plum’s Owen Proskin for a loose ball on Jan. 3.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Jan. 30, 2024: Shaler boys out to defend section top spot
With time ticking away in January and the high school basketball regular season, the “stretch run” of section play begins in boys hoops Tuesday.

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Ellwood City’s Joseph Roth competes in both basketball and swimming during the winter season.
Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Player of the Week for Jan. 29, 2024
Trib HSSN boys basketball player of the week: Joe Roth

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North Catholic’s Alayna Rocco drives to the basket past Highlands’ Katelyn Myers during their game on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2023, at Highlands.
WPIAL girls basketball playoff clinchings through Jan. 28, 2024
January 28, 2024
The 2023-24 WPIAL girls basketball playoff field is taking shape entering the final two weeks of the regular season.

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Upper St. Clair’s Kaamil Jackson scores over Baldwin’s Caden Cherico during their game on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2024, at USC.
WPIAL boys basketball playoff clinchings through Jan. 28, 2024
The stretch run of the 2023-24 WPIAL boys basketball season has arrived with two weeks left in the regular season.

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Goalie Joe Rattner and his Fox Chapel teammates will play Latrobe on Monday.
This week on Trib HSSN for week of Jan. 29, 2024
January gives way to February as we hit the “stretch run” of the 2024 high school basketball season and the final month of the scholastic hockey campaign this week here on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Shady Side Academy’s Karis Thomas drives past Burrell’s Casey Brancato during their game on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2024, in Fox Chapel.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Jan. 29, 2024: Girls basketball teams chase section titles
Welcome to the stretch run of the 2023-24 high school basketball season and the final two weeks of section play.

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Trib HSSN girls basketball team of the week for Jan. 28, 2024
Trib HSSN girls basketball team of the week: Lincoln Park Leopards

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Freedom’s Shaye Bailey drives to the basket against Neumann-Goretti’s Mihjae Hayes during the PIAA Class 3A state championship game Saturday, March 26, 2022, at Giant Center in Hershey.
Trib HSSN girls basketball player of the week for Jan. 28, 2024
Trib HSSN girls basketball player of the week: Shaye Bailey

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West Allegheny’s AJ Jak works the puck up-ice against Kiski on Monday, Nov. 6, 2023, at RMU.
2023-24 PIHL standings through Jan. 28, 2024
Here are the latest 2023-2024 Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League standings through Sunday.

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Hailey Johnson and the Monessen girls basketball team play against Jefferson-Morgan on Jan. 4, 2024, at Monessen.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Jan. 27, 2024: Battle for 1st set in Section 2-A girls hoops
January 27, 2024
While there are a couple of events involving plenty of district boys and girls basketball teams, the most important high school basketball game is a Saturday afternoon special between the two top teams in WPIAL girls basketball Section 2-A.

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The ball is tipped between Baldwin and Mt. Lebanon on Friday, Jan. 26, 2024.
Mt. Lebanon fends off Baldwin to stay atop section
January 26, 2024
Searching for its first section crown in nearly 40 years, Baldwin entered Friday’s road game at Mt. Lebanon tied for first place in Section 2-6A with the Blue Devils and Upper St. Clair.

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Lincoln Park’s Meleek Thomas (5) rejects a shot by North Catholic’s Max Hurray (21) on Dec. 27, 2023, at PPG Paints Arena.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Jan. 26, 2024: North Catholic takes another crack at Lincoln Park
It’s a busy night of WPIAL boys basketball on the final Fray-day of January with all 21 district sections now into the second half of section play.

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Fox Chapel senior Josh Alexander battles Bethel Park junior Ethan Higgins during their 145-pound match at the Allegheny County Wrestling Tournament.
WPIAL clinched: Wrestling team tournament field set
January 24, 2024
The WPIAL team wrestling regular season is complete with teams having finished their section schedules Wednesday.

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Norwin’s Kendall Berger scores past North Allegheny’s Kellie McConnell during a PIAA Class 6A quarterfinal last season.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Jan. 25, 2024: Norwin, North Allegheny battle for 6A section supremacy
The second half of section play begins for many girls basketball teams Thursday with a 6A showdown headlining a busy night on the hardwood.

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Baldwin’s Max Marzina scores against Upper St. Clair on Jan. 18.
Trib 10: Top boys teams take losses, fall in power rankings
For the second straight week, the top girls basketball teams in the district continue to flex their collective muscles in showing off their true power.

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Elizabeth Forward’s Tyler Basic
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We hit midweek in the final full week of January with high school action on both the hardwood and the mats.

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North Catholic’s Ava Walker scores against Highlands’ Jocelyn Bielak during their game on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2023, at Highlands.
Trib HSSN Pennsylvania girls basketball rankings for Jan. 23, 2024
As the mercury continues to slide up, taking most of the state out of sub-freezing cold, the top girls basketball teams in the PIAA are also heating up on the hardwood with only two teams falling out of the rankings in the latest Trib HSSN weekly top 5.

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Aliquippa’s Cam Lindsey works against Beaver Falls’ Sy’Mauri McCoy during their game on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2023, at Aliquippa.
Trib HSSN Pennsylvania boys basketball rankings for Jan. 23, 2024
As we wind down to the final full week of January, the elite boys basketball teams across the state continue to rack up victories.

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South Fayette’s Michael Plasko shoots a free throw against Thomas Jefferson on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2024.
South Fayette puts on clinic in decisive win over Thomas Jefferson
January 23, 2024
South Fayette and Thomas Jefferson have big section games looming later this week that will determine first place in their respective Class 5A sections.

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Mohawk senior Jay Wrona
Trib HSSN boys basketball player of the week for Jan. 22, 2024
January 22, 2024
Trib HSSN boys basketball player of the week: Jay Wrona

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What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Jan. 23, 2024: Trinity hosts Lincoln Park for 1st in Section 4-5A
Two of the top girls basketball teams in WPIAL Class 5A were scheduled to meet in a battle for first place last week.

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Central Catholic head coach Brian Urso watches from the bench during the Vikings’ PIAA Class 6A second round state playoff against State College on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at Central Cambria High School.
Trib HSSN boys basketball team of the week for Jan. 22, 2024
Trib HSSN boys basketball team of the week: Central Catholic Vikings

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What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Jan. 22, 2024: Key matchups set in Section 2-5A girls hoops
January 21, 2024
One of the tightest races in WPIAL girls basketball takes center stage as the top four teams go head-to-head Monday.

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Blackhawk goalie Evan Kennelly makes a save next to Plum’s AJ Leah during their game on Monday, Nov. 6, 2023, at Pittsburgh Ice Arena.
2023-24 PIHL standings through Jan. 21, 2024
Here are the latest 2023-24 Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League standings through Sunday.

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Elizabeth Forward’s Alyssa Terza competes against South Allegheny on Dec. 27, 2023, at Elizabeth Forward.
Trib HSSN girls basketball team of the week for Jan. 21, 2024
Trib HSSN girls basketball team of the week: Elizabeth Forward Warriors

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Oakland Catholic’s London Creach shoots the winning free throw in overtime against McKeesport during their PIAA Class 5A quarterfinal March 18, 2023, at Peters Twp.
Trib HSSN girls basketball player of the week for Jan. 21, 2024
Trib HSSN girls basketball player of the week: London Creach

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Deer Lakes’ Aiden Fletcher (left) will face Derry’s John Wasnick (right) again when the teams play Tuesday.
This week on Trib HSSN for week of Jan. 22, 2024
Things are warming up on and off the hardwood as we swing back into section play in boys and girls high school basketball action this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Shady Side Academy’s Seamus Riordan scores against Deer Lakes on Wednesday in Fox Chapel.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Jan. 20, 2024: Shady Side Academy, Burrell set for key section clash
January 19, 2024
Snow postponed most of the high school basketball schedule Friday.

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Burrell’s Malik Buchak (right) competes for a loose ball with Shady Side Academy’s Seamus Riordan on Dec. 15, 2023.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Jan. 19, 2024: Many games PPD but some contests still a go Friday
January 18, 2024
The second half of section play was set to begin in seven WPIAL boys basketball sections Friday.

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Baldwin’s Matthew Schenk celebrates after scoring during the second half against Upper St. Clair on Thursday.
Baldwin makes section statement with win over Upper St. Clair
Over the last decade, the Mt. Lebanon or Upper St. Clair boys basketball teams have won outright or earned a share of the section championship for 10 straight years.

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North Catholic’s Lauren Mihm battles Highlands’ Kalleigh Nerone for a loose ball Dec. 14 at Highlands.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Jan. 18, 2024: Section top spot up for grabs when North Catholic, Highlands meet
January 17, 2024
The second half of section play begins for some WPIAL girls basketball teams Thursday.

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Butler’s Kyle Casteel celebrates with the bench after hitting a 3-pointer Jan. 5 at New Castle.
Trib 10: Boys basketball power rankings shaken up after 4 of top 10 suffer losses
It was smooth sailing last week for the girls basketball teams ranked in the Trib 10, but there were some choppy waters on the boys side of the latest power rankings.

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Deer Lakes’ Nathaniel Moore is fouled by Burrell’s Tucker Bitar on Jan. 5.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Jan. 17, 2024: Recent champs collide when Deer Lakes takes on Shady Side Academy
January 16, 2024
Two boys basketball teams with recent hardwood gold will wait until midweek to hit the midway point of section play.

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Gateway’s Alex Lowry shoots as Franklin Regional’s Colin Masten defends Friday.
Trib HSSN Pennsylvania Boys Basketball Rankings for Jan. 16, 2024
A bitter wind blew for two teams that last week had a spot in the Trib HSSN boys basketball rankings but this week are chilled to discover they are out.

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Union’s Kylie Fruehstorfer celebrates after scoring against Lourdes during the 2023 PIAA Class A championship game.
Trib HSSN Pennsylvania Girls Basketball Rankings for Jan. 16, 2024
It was a cold but steady week for the elite girls basketball teams in the PIAA with only one team vacating the rankings and one team falling from the top of the Trib HSSN weekly Top 5.

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Gateway’s Mykel Bruce-McCrommon scores past Franklin Regional’s Cooper Rankin on Friday.
Trib HSSN boys basketball team of the week for Jan. 15, 2024
January 15, 2024
Trib HSSN boys basketball team of the week: Gateway Gators

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Hampton senior Peter Kramer reacts after drawing an and-one during the fourth quarter of Hampton’s victory over Knoch on Friday.
Trib HSSN boys basketball player of the week for Jan. 15, 2024
Trib HSSN boys basketball player of the week: Peter Kramer

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Butler’s Kyle Casteel celebrates after hitting a 3-pointer at New Castle on Jan. 5.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Jan. 16, 2024: Class 6A boys basketball contenders to clash
As we hit the midway point of January, teams around WPIAL boys basketball reach the end of the first half of section play with plenty of key matchups.

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Norwin’s Lauren Palangio battles with McKeesport’s Brooke Evans during their game on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2023, at Norwin.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Jan. 15, 2024: 5A girls basketball contenders vie for 1st
January 14, 2024
The 2022-23 McKeesport girls basketball team had an outstanding season, winning double-digit section games, reaching the district semifinals and state quarterfinals and finishing with an overall record of 23-6.

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Fox Chapel’s Jefferson Moorefield-Brown scores on a floater over Allderdice’s Logan Golle (left), Azerick Jetter (back) and Pavle Slepcev (right) on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2023, at PPG Paints Arena.
This week on Trib HSSN for week of Jan. 15, 2024
Avoid the dipping temperatures with some red hot boys and girls high school basketball action this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Seton LaSalle’s Mallory Daly is a Buffalo recruit.
Trib HSSN girls basketball player of the week for Jan. 14, 2024
Trib HSSN girls basketball player of the week: Mallory Daly

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Swish Goes the Ball
Trib HSSN girls basketball team of the week for Jan. 14, 2024
Trib HSSN girls basketball team of the week: Aliquippa Quips

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Burrell’s Chantz Watkins celebrates after defeating Deer Lakes on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2024, at Alpha Ice Complex.
2023-24 PIHL standings through Jan. 14, 2024
Here are the latest 2023-24 Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League standings through Sunday.

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Upper St. Clair’s Rylee Kalocay drives past Mt. Lebanon’s Quinn Murdoch during their WPIAL Class 6A semifinal on Monday, Feb. 27, 2023, at Bethel Park.
Knee injury sidelines Upper St. Clair’s Rylee Kalocay for remainder of season
January 13, 2024
The Upper St. Clair girls basketball program has dealt with a lot of injuries the last five years, but the Panthers still have played in the last three WPIAL Class 6A championship games.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Evan Berger sinks a free throw to become the school’s all-time leading scorer in basketball, girls or boys, in a game against Bethel Park on Friday.
Evan Berger becomes Thomas Jefferson’s all-time leading scorer in key win over Bethel Park
Thomas Jefferson senior Evan Berger made history Friday when he became the all-time leading scorer in school history in boys or girls basketball.

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Franklin Regional’s Fin Hutchison drives past Latrobe’s Ian DeCerb on Tuesday.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Jan. 12, 2024: High-stakes games in Class 5A boys basketball
January 11, 2024
First place is at stake in two games and at least a share of the top spot is up for grabs in a third contest in a big night of WPIAL boys section basketball in Class 5A.

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Chartiers Valley’s Ella Cupka drives to the basket against South Fayette on Dec. 11, 2023, at Chartiers Valley.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Jan. 11, 2024: First place on the line in ‘South Hills’ section
For decades now, the South Hills section in the highest classification in girls basketball, either Quad-A or now Class 6A, has been dominated by three schools: Mt. Lebanon, Bethel Park and Upper St. Clair.

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Oakland Catholic’s Raygen Hintemeyer celebrates after defeating McKeesport in a PIAA Class 5A quarterfinal last season.
Trib 10: New team takes over top spot in girls basketball power rankings
Section play continued throughout the WPIAL basketball landscape and with it came some outcomes that shuffled the deck a bit in the boys and girls hoops power rankings this week.

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Greensburg Central Catholic’s Erica Gribble drives as Serra Catholic’s Bri Battles (15) and Abby Genes defend Thursday.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Jan. 10, 2024: Top-ranked girls basketball teams collide
January 9, 2024
Two top-ranked girls basketball teams highlight a light night of WPIAL basketball action Wednesday.

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Oakland Catholic’s London Creach draws a foul by McKeesport’s Kaylee Charles nexts to Rachael Manfredo in the final seconds of overtime in their PIAA Class 5A quarterfinal last season.
Trib HSSN Pennsylvania girls basketball rankings for Jan. 9, 2024
A change at the top in Class 5A kept District 12 from claiming the top spot in the three highest classifications for a second straight week.

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Aliquippa’s Tikey Hayes celebrates after dunking against Beaver Falls on Dec. 13.
                                Aliquippa’s Tikey Hayes celebrates after dunking against Beaver Falls on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2023, at Aliquippa.
Trib HSSN Pennsylvania boys basketball rankings for Jan. 9, 2024
One week is in the books in 2024 as the high school basketball regular season inches closer to the midway point.

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Mt. Lebanon and Upper St. Clair square off on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2024.
Upper St. Clair clamps down on defense to knock off Mt. Lebanon
If defense wins championships, then the Upper St. Clair boys basketball team earned their Class 6A contender card Tuesday.

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Mt. Lebanon coach Joe David calls a play during a 2019 game against Upper St. Clair.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Jan. 9, 2024: South Hills boys basketball rivals meet again
January 8, 2024
It may not be at the level of Mike Tomlin vs. John Harbaugh in the NFL when it comes to longtime rival coaches, but as far as district boys basketball is concerned, it doesn’t get much better than Joe David vs. Danny Holzer.

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Greensburg Central Catholic coach Christian Hyland reacts to a play against Penn-Trafford on Dec. 1.
Trib HSSN boys basketball team of the week for Jan. 8, 2024
Trib HSSN boys basketball team of the week: Greensburg Central Catholic Centurions

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North Allegheny’s Joey Dopirak (22) has led the Tigers to a 2-0 start in Section 1-6A.
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Trib HSSN boys basketball player of the week: Joey Dopirak

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Penn-Trafford’s Lauren Marton drives against Norwin on Dec. 5, 2023, at Norwin High School.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Jan. 8, 2024: Top girls teams in Section 3-5A face off
January 7, 2024
Monday begins a new week of district high school basketball with another busy night of girls hoops around the WPIAL.

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Ella Cupka and her Chartiers Valley teammates will face Upper St. Clair on Monday.
This week on Trib HSSN for week of Jan. 8, 2024
We begin to settle back in after the holidays with plenty of high school hoops and pucks this week here on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Norwin’s Kendall Berger (right) celebrates with Bailey Snowberger after scoring against McKeesport during their game on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2023, at Norwin.
Trib HSSN girls basketball team of the week for Jan. 7, 2024
Trib HSSN girls basketball team of the week: Norwin Knights

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Clairton’s Iyanna Wade scored 50 points against Steel Valley last week.
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Trib HSSN girls basketball player of the week: Iyanna Wade

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Central Catholic’s Josh Moline (right) celebrates his goal with Riccardo Castracani during their game against Canon-McMillan on Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, at Alpha Ice Arena in Harmar. Central won, 7-2.
2023-24 PIHL standings through Jan. 7, 2024
Here are the latest 2023-24 Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League standings through Sunday.

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Central Valley celebrates at the WPIAL spirit championships Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Jan. 6, 2024: WPIAL to crown spirit champions
January 6, 2024
The first championships of the new year will be determined Saturday with the 2024 WPIAL competitive spirit championships at Chartiers Valley.

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Butler’s Braylon Littlejohn works against Franklin Regional’s Cooper Rankin on Dec. 15.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Jan. 5, 2024: Butler, New Castle square off in heavyweight bout
January 4, 2024
One of the great WPIAL boys basketball rivalries highlights the first Fray-day of 2024 as New Castle hosts Butler.

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Greensburg Central Catholic’s Erica Gribble shoots a jumper against Serra Catholic on Monday, Jan. 30, 2023.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Jan. 4, 2024: Serra Catholic to host GCC for Section 3-2A lead
January 3, 2024
It’s a busy night of WPIAL section girls basketball Thursday.

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Aliquippa’s QaLil Goode drives to the basket against Beaver Falls on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2023, at Aliquippa.
Trib 10: Lincoln Park boys, Norwin girls top 2023-24 season’s 1st power rankings
Last year, WPIAL teams brought their ‘A’ game in the PIAA basketball championships.

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Imani Christian’s Avery Wesley shoots a 3-pointer against Berlin Brothersvalley during the PIAA Class A championship game on Thursday, March 23, 2023, at Giant Center in Hershey.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Jan. 3, 2024: Imani Christian begins title defense
January 2, 2024
On the third day of 2024 and just over a month into the season, defending WPIAL Class A boys basketball champion Imani Christian will finally play another district team.

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North Catholic’s Sarah Loughry celebrates with Brady Wehner and Alayna Rocco after scoring against Highlands on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2023, at Highlands.
Trib HSSN girls basketball state rankings for Jan. 2, 2024
With the start of a new year, it’s time to start ranking the best high school girls basketball teams across the state.

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Lincoln Park’s Dontay Green (0) attempts a dunk against North Catholic on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2023, at PPG Paints Arena.
Trib HSSN boys basketball state rankings for Jan. 2, 2024
The TribLive High School Sports Network begins 2024 by introducing the first Trib HSSN boys basketball rankings from across the PIAA.

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Deer Lakes’ Wayne Love celebrates after scoring against Derry on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2023, at Derry Area.
This week on Trib HSSN for week of Jan. 2, 2024
January 1, 2024
Happy New Year, and welcome to a busy start to the high school sports calendar year with plenty of hoops and pucks this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Norwin’s Ava Kobus drives past McKeesport’s Kaylee Charles during their game on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2023, at Norwin.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Jan. 2, 2024: Section action heats up for boys basketball
Happy New Year and welcome to the first day of high school sports in 2024.

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Waynesburg Central’s Andrew Layton wins the boys pole vault during the PIAA Class 2A track and field championships May 26, 2023, at Shippensburg University.
WPIAL athletes captured individual district, PIAA gold in 2023
There is no ‘I’ in team, but there is an ‘I’ in the word individual.

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Beaver Falls’ Da’sean Anderson hoists the WPIAL championship trophy with teammates after defeating Steel Valley in the Class2A final on Friday, Nov. 24, 2023, at Acrisure Stadium.
WPIAL teams claimed numerous district, state titles in 2023
December 31, 2023
Thirty years ago, the City of Pittsburgh went on with plans for its annual St. Patrick’s Day parade through downtown despite being in the middle of the Blizzard of ’93 that dumped just over 25 inches of snow.

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Aquinas Academy’s Vinnie Cugini with the record-breaking ball after breaking the all-time WPIAL boys basketball scoring record against Neighborhood Academy on Jan. 31.
Counting down the top stories in WPIAL sports in 2023: One of district’s most prestigious records falls after 30 years
December 30, 2023
The 2023 year in WPIAL sports saw a lot of excitement across three seasons.

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Aliquippa’s Qa’lil Goode intercepts a pass intended for Dallas’ Zach Paczewski during the PIAA Class 4A state championship game Dec. 7 at Cumberland Valley.
Counting down the top stories in WPIAL sports in 2023: Aliquippa finally achieves perfection
December 29, 2023
The 2023 year in WPIAL sports saw a lot of excitement across three seasons.

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North Catholic’s Alayna Rocco, Ava Walker, Dacia Lewandowski and Anna Waskiewicz celebrate as time expires in the WPIAL Class 3A championship game against Blackhawk on Saturday, March 4, 2023, at Petersen Events Center.
Counting down the top stories in WPIAL sports in 2023: North Catholic girls add to trophy case
December 28, 2023
The 2023 year in WPIAL sports saw a lot of excitement across three seasons.

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Shaler pitcher Miguel Hugas is mobbed by coach Brian Junker and teammates after defeating Bethel Park during the WPIAL Class 5A championship game May 30 at Wild Things Park.
Counting down the top stories in WPIAL sports in 2023: Shaler sports enjoyed titanic spring
December 27, 2023
The 2023 year in WPIAL sports saw a lot of excitement across three seasons.

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Beaver Falls’ Da’sean Anderson hoists the WPIAL championship trophy with teammates after defeating Steel Valley in the Class 2A final Nov. 24 at Acrisure Stadium.
Counting down the top stories in WPIAL sports in 2023: Underdog role suits Beaver Falls
December 26, 2023
The 2023 year in WPIAL sports saw a lot of excitement across three seasons.

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Blackhawk’s Bryce Leiper is mobbed by teammates after scoring with 19 seconds remaining during their game against Plum on Monday, Nov. 6, 2023, at Pittsburgh Ice Arena. Blackhawk won, 2-1.
2023-24 PIHL standings through Dec. 24, 2023
December 24, 2023
Here are the latest 2023-24 Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League standings through Dec. 24. Play in the PIHL will continue is on winter break and will continue in the new year.

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What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Dec. 22, 2023: Boys basketball section play wraps up for calendar year
December 21, 2023
The final section contest in 2023 takes place Friday as two boys basketball teams find if they have been naughty or nice on the section standings list.

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Norwin’s Lauren Palangio scores over Penn-Trafford’s Olivia Pepple on Dec. 5.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Dec. 21, 2023: Big-school girls basketball powers to square off
December 20, 2023
The top-ranked team in Class 5A girls basketball battles the No. 2 team in Class 6A in one of the top nonsection girls basketball games Thursday when McKeesport visits Norwin.

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Lincoln Park’s Meleek Thomas drives past Neumann Goretti’s Bruce Smith to score the winning basket in the final seconds during the 2023 PIAA Class 4A championship game.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Dec. 20, 230: Basketball teams hit road for holiday tournaments
December 19, 2023
Several district basketball teams are singing “I’ll be home for Christmas,” as they hit the road for some holiday tournament action.

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Opening tip-off between Upper St. Clair and Moon on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2023.
With Rylee Kalocay back, Upper St. Clair girls pull away from Moon
Due to an illness, Upper St. Clair was without star guard Rylee Kalocay on Monday as the Panthers lost big to Norwin.

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Greensburg Central Catholic’s Tyree Turner keeps the ball away from Penn-Trafford defender Ian Temple while teammate Franco Alvarez (40) supports Dec. 1.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Dec. 19, 2023: Resurgent South Park to face tough test from Seton LaSalle
December 18, 2023
With less than a week to go before the big guy hits town jingling and jangling, it’s a rather light slate of district boys basketball section games this week.

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Aliquippa’s Tikey Hayes celebrates with the state championship trophy after defeating Dallas in the PIAA Class 4A final Dec. 7 at Cumberland Valley.
Trib HSSN 2023 WPIAL football player of the year: Aliquippa’s Tiqwai Hayes
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Aliquippa head coach Mike Warfield smiles after getting soaked by the water cooler late in the PIAA Class 4A state championship game against Dallas on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2023, at Cumberland Valley.
Trib HSSN 2023 Head of the Class: Football coaches of the year in all 6 classes
December 17, 2023
The 2023 WPIAL football season stood out for many reasons, including so many quick turnaround seasons by several district programs.

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The Shenango student section cheers on the Wildcats during the WPIAL Class 2A championship game against Freedom on Thursday, March 2, 2023, at Petersen Events Center.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Dec. 18, 2023: Class 2A girls basketball finalists square off
For all you last minute shoppers, the WPIAL has a great stocking stuffer for district girls basketball fans with a Monday rematch of this past season’s Class 2A district championship game.

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Fox Chapel’s Liam Wiseman celebrates with teammates after scoring against South Fayette during their game on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023, at Alpha Complex.
This week on Trib HSSN for week of Dec. 18, 2023
‘Twas the week before Christmas and all through the house, basketball balls were bouncing and pucks were flying high as we bring you a few more days of winter scholastic sports before the holidays this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Freeport’s Zach Bowser carries the puck up-ice against Hampton on Nov. 9, 2023, at Belmont Complex.
2023-24 PIHL standings through Dec. 17, 2023
Here are the latest 2023-24 Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League standings through Sunday.

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North Allegheny quarterback Logan Kushner carries against St. Joseph’s Prep defenders during the PIAA Class 6A state championship game on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2023, at Cumberland Valley.
Trib HSSN 2023 Head of the Class: Football player of the year in all 6 classes
Back in the day, when a student did well in the classroom, they were moved to the front of the class.

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Shaler’s Kaden Orga drives past Hampton’s Robert Coll last season.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Dec. 16, 2023: Showcase to honor late coaching great
December 15, 2023
District basketball lost a true great earlier this year with the passing of coach Harry Jenkins in May at the age of 75.

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Deer Lakes’ Billy Schaeffer shoots a 3-pointer during the 2023 PIAA Class 3A state final against West Catholic.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Dec. 15, 2023: Boys hit the hardwood for section openers
December 14, 2023
Ten days before Christmas and all through the house, many boys basketball players were stirring because it’s opening night of WPIAL section play.

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North Catholic’s Emma Shoemaker (50) and Highlands’ Jocelyn Bielak (24) compete for a loose ball last season.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Dec. 14, 2023: Section play tips off in girls basketball
December 13, 2023
Welcome to the start of section play in four of the six classifications in WPIAL girls basketball.

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Aliquippa coach Mike Warfield takes the field with his team before the PIAA Class 4A state championship game Dec. 7.
Trib 10: Aliquippa finishes atop WPIAL football power ratings
In the first edition of the HSSN Trib 10 this football season, Central Catholic was selected as the top-ranked team in the power ratings.

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Aliquippa’s Quentin Goode celebrates after scoring in a state playoff game last season.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Dec. 13, 2023: Remembering Revis as Aliquippa plays basketball opener
December 12, 2023
Today we look back at one of the greatest achievements by any athlete in WPIAL history.

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Aliquippa’s Cam Lindsey and Mikey Gaskins dump the water cooler on coach Mike Warfield late in the PIAA Class 4A state championship game against Dallas on Dec. 7.
Trib HSSN final 2023 Pennsylvania high school football rankings
Six PIAA champions have been crowned with five of the teams winning in convincing fashion.

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Deer Lakes’ Collin Rodgers drives down court with Yough defender Charlie Quinn on the flank on Friday, Dec. 8, 2023 at Yough Senior High School.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Dec. 12, 2023: Playoff rematch on tap in Class 3A boys basketball
December 11, 2023
The 12th day of the 12th month of the year is a busy one for nonsection WPIAL boys basketball action, including a rematch from a Class 3A playoff game a year ago.

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Aliquippa quarterback Quentin Goode hoists the state championship trophy after defeating Dallas in the PIAA Class 4A final on Dec. 7, 2023, at Cumberland Valley.
Trib HSSN football player of the week for 2023 Week 15
Aliquippa senior quarterback Quentin Goode has several nicknames, including “The General.”

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Westinghouse’s Lloyd Penn catches a long pass in front of Southern Columbia’s Jake Hoy during the PIAA Class 2A state championship game on Friday, Dec. 8, 2023, at Cumberland Valley.
PIAA football playoffs recap: Western Pa. teams finish 2-4 in Mechanicsburg
The March to Mechanicsburg is history as the six WPIAL and City League schools playing for a PIAA title finished 2-4 overall.

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The undefeated Aliquippa football team celebrates after the PIAA Class 4A championship game against Dallas on Thursday.
Trib HSSN football team of the week for 2023 Week 15
December 10, 2023
The Aliquippa football program has enjoyed record amounts of success through the decades.

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Matias Huber and his Blackhawk teammates are tied for fourth in the Blue Division of Class A.
PIHL standings through Sunday, Dec. 10, 2023
Here are the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League standings through Sunday.

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This week on Trib HSSN for week of Dec. 11, 2023
The pucks are flying high as we turn full attention to winter scholastic sports this week here on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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The South Fayette girls basketball team celebrates after defeating Oakland Catholic in the WPIAL Class 4A championship game March 4.
What to watch for in high school sports for Dec. 11, 2023: Rivals South Fayette, Chartiers Valley to square off
Call it the Battle of Thoms Run Road.

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Hempfield’s Maximus Williams works through the Fox Chapel defense on Tuesday.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Dec. 9, 2023: Boys basketball showcases to tip off
December 9, 2023
Saturday is a big day for boys high school basketball fans in the Westmoreland County area with the Westmoreland County Coaches Association Showcase.

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Upper St. Clair’s Kate Moore shoots a free throw against Shaler on Friday, Dec. 8, 2023.
Upper St. Clair girls work for gritty win over Shaler
December 8, 2023
Upper St. Clair started the week with a tough loss against defending WPIAL Class 5A champion South Fayette but ended the week with back-to-back wins on consecutive nights.

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Montour’s Ama Tening Sow shoots a free throw against Upper St. Clair on Friday, Dec. 8, 2023.
Montour boys get past Upper St. Clair on Jake Wolfe putback at buzzer
There was plenty of size on the floor Friday when a pair of preseason Top 5 teams collided and earned their early reps as contenders.

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Central Catholic’s Payton Wehner chases down a loose ball against New Castle last season.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Dec. 8, 2023: Pair of boys basketball tournaments set to tip off
December 7, 2023
While the 2023-2024 high school basketball season began last Friday with various tipoff tournaments, things have settled into nonsection contests throughout the week.

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North Allegheny quarterback Logan Kushner stiff-arms Harrisburg’s Kymir Williams during their PIAA Class 6A state semifinal on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2023, at Mansion Park in Altoona.
PIAA football Class 6A championship preview: North Allegheny vs. St. Joseph’s Prep
The final PIAA championship game of the weekend is the second title game that features a multiple-time state winner from the Pittsburgh area against a PIAA power from the Philadelphia as WPIAL champion North Allegheny battles defending champion and District 12 winner St. Joseph’s Prep.

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Belle Vernon’s Anthony Crews celebrates after making a first down catch during the WPIAL Class 3A championship game against Avonworth on Friday, Nov. 24, 2023, at Acrisure Stadium.
PIAA football Class 3A championship preview: Belle Vernon vs. Northwestern Lehigh
The fifth of six PIAA championship games features a defending champion from the west against a first-time finalist from the east as WPIAL champion Belle Vernon tries to repeat when it battles District 11 winner Northwestern Lehigh.

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Freedom’s Shaye Bailey drives to the basket against Neumann-Goretti’s Mihjae Hayes during the 2022 PIAA Class 3A championship game.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Dec. 7, 2023: Recent WPIAL finalists collide in girls hoops
December 6, 2023
Two of the top girls basketball programs in recent years collide in a nonsection battle when Freedom visits Neshannock on Thursday.

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Peters Township’s Preston Blair beats the last Pine-Richland defender, Tanner Cunningham, for a touchdown in the third quarter during the WPIAL Class 5A championship game Nov. 18.
PIAA football Class 5A championship preview: Peters Township vs. Imhotep Charter
The fourth of six PIAA championship games features the first of two battles for state gold this weekend between schools from the Philadelphia and Pittsburgh area as District 12 champion Imhotep Charter battles WPIAL champion Peters Township in another clash of unbeatens.

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Westinghouse’s Emilio Valentine (18) hauls in a touchdown over Beaver Falls’ Di’Narri Harris in the PIAA Class 2A semifinals Friday.
PIAA football Class 2A championship game preview: Westinghouse vs. Southern Columbia
The third of six PIAA championship games features the only rematch from last season as District 4 champion Southern Columbia tries to win a seventh straight state title when it battles City League champion Westinghouse for the second year in a row.

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Aliquippa’s Tekoah Gilbert celebrates after recovering a fumble against Selinsgrove during their PIAA Class 4A semifinal on Friday.
Trib 10: Top 5 teams in power rankings taking their shot at state gold
For the second time in PIAA football championship history, the WPIAL is sending five teams to the state finals.

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Canon-McMillan’s Tanner Mizenko beats Elco’s Ashton Kriss at 107 pounds in the round of 16 during the PIAA Class 3A tournament last season.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Dec. 6, 2023: Wrestling teams open dual meet schedules
December 5, 2023
The Canon-McMillan wrestling team captured a WPIAL team championship in 1983. The Big Macs celebrated the 40th anniversary of that title by winning the 2023 Class 3A district crown last season.

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Aliquippa’s John Tracy scores his second touchdown past Selinsgrove’s Tucker Teats during their PIAA Class 4A semifinal on Friday.
PIAA football Class 4A championship game preview: Aliquippa vs. Dallas
The second of six PIAA championship games features several standout juniors as District 2 champion Dallas, fresh off a double overtime victory over defending champion Bishop McDevitt, battles WPIAL champion Aliquippa, which is in the state title game for a third straight year.

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Fort Cherry head coach Tanner Garry talks with quarterback Matt Sieg during the WPIAL Class A championship game on Nov. 24, 2023, at Acrisure Stadium.
PIAA football Class A championship game preview: Fort Cherry vs. Steelton-Highspire
The first of six PIAA championship games features two brilliant quarterbacks as District 3 and defending PIAA champion Steelton-Highspire takes on WPIAL champion Fort Cherry.

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North Allegheny’s Daniel Sellers celebrates a sack against Harrisburg during their PIAA Class 6A semifinal on Saturday.
Trib HSSN Pennsylvania high school football rankings for Dec. 5, 2023
The final weekend of the 2023 high school football season is upon us as the six PIAA championship games are set for Cumberland Valley High School in Mechanicsburg.

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Lincoln Park’s Dorian McGhee scores against Neumann Goretti during the PIAA Class 4A championship game last season.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Dec. 5, 2023: Lincoln Park gets early start on section play
December 4, 2023
Some believe Lincoln Park might be the best boys basketball team in the WPIAL.

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The North Allegheny football team celebrates after defeating Harrisburg in their PIAA Class 6A semifinal last Saturday.
Trib HSSN football team of the week for 2023 Week 14
Two and a half weeks ago, the North Allegheny football team repeated as WPIAL 6A champions, 11 years after it won three straight district titles.

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Laurel Highlands’ Blaise Krizner blocks the shot of Uniontown’s Notorious Grooms Friday, Feb.10, 2023 at Uniontown High School.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Dec. 4, 2023: Uniontown hosts Washington in nonsection showdown
December 3, 2023
The first full week of high school basketball kicks into full gear with plenty of nonsection roundball in the early part of the week.

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Aliquippa’s Cam Lindsey celebrates with Braylon Wilcox as time winds down in their PIAA Class 4A state semifinal against Selinsgrove on Friday, Dec. 1, 2023, at Central Cambria High School.
5 WPIAL teams, Westinghouse make March to Mechanicsburg for PIAA championships
The March to Mechanicsburg is complete as five WPIAL and one City League team will be part of the six-pack heading to Cumberland Valley High School and the PIAA football finals this week.

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Aliquippa’s John Tracy carries for a 93-yard touchdown run in front of the Selinsgrove bench during their PIAA Class 4A state semifinal on Friday, Dec. 1, 2023, at Central Cambria High School.
Trib HSSN football player of the week for Week 14
When not running through or around opposing players on the football field, Aliquippa senior running back John Tracy runs his own business. After being introduced by his cousin, Tracy breeds and trains American Bullies dogs.

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North Allegheny’s Liam Flaherty carries against Harrisburg during their PIAA Class 6A state semifinal on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2023, at Mansion Park in Altoona.
This week on Trib HSSN for week of Dec. 4, 2023
We get the ball rolling on scholastic sports in December by wrapping up the high school football season and continuing with the start of the winter scholastic sports campaign this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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South Fayette’s Tyler Brandebura celebrates with Nolan Murphy after scoring against Fox Chapel during their game on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023, at Alpha Complex.
2023-24 PIHL standings through Dec. 3, 2023
Here are the latest 2023-24 Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League standings through Sunday.

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Gateway and Fox Chapel players take part in the season-opening Upper St. Clair tournament Dec. 1, 2023, at Upper St. Clair.
Upper St. Clair, Gateway open season with victories at USC tip-off tournament
December 2, 2023
On opening night of the new WPIAL basketball season at the Novum Upper St. Clair tip-off tournament, a couple of roundball truths were re-enforced.

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Imani Christian’s RJ Sledge celebrates a 3-pointer in front of the Saints bench during their PIAA Class A state semifinal against Union last season.
Trib HSSN 2023-24 WPIAL Class A boys basketball preseason breakdown
November 30, 2023
The Saints came marching into last season with high hopes and ended the campaign with a golden sweep of WPIAL and PIAA championships.

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North Allegheny’s Khiryn Boyd beats Erie McDowell’s James Zigler for a first-quarter touchdown during the PIAA Class 6A quarterfinals last Friday.
PIAA football semifinal previews for Dec. 1-2, 2023
Final Four weekend is set in all six classifications in the PIAA football playoff — the final stop on the March to Mechanicsburg.

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Aliquippa’s Michael Gaskins scores during the WPIAL Class 4A championship game against McKeesport last Friday.
Trib 10: WPIAL champs chasing state gold occupy top 6 spots in power rankings
November 29, 2023
The WPIAL championships are all over and six teams have hoisted District 7 gold, quickly celebrated and now have their attention on the PIAA postseason and the golden broom as they attempt to sweep district and state crowns.

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Aliquippa’s Cameron Lindsey celebrates after scoring against Bishop Canevin during their PIAA Class 2A state quarterfinal last season.
Trib HSSN 2023-24 WPIAL Class 2A boys basketball preseason breakdown
Aliquippa winning a WPIAL championship is not breaking news anymore, although the Quips’ golden run in Class 2A last season was the school’s first district title in seven years.

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Westinghouse’s Ty Abrams gets to the second level against USO during the City League championship game Oct. 28.
Trib HSSN Pennsylvania high school football rankings for Nov. 28, 2023
November 28, 2023
There are 24 high school football teams still alive, heading into this weekend needing two more victories to win one of six PIAA championships.

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Shady Side Academy’s Eli Teslovich steals the ball from Burrell’s Macky Bennis last season.
Trib HSSN 2023-24 WPIAL Class 3A boys basketball preseason breakdown
The four-year reign of district and state dominance ended last season for Our Lady of the Sacred Heart as the 2022-2023 season became the Year of the Deer in Class 3A.

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Lincoln Park’s Meleek Thomas scores between South Allegheny’s Cameron Epps (5) and Michael Michalski during WPIAL 4A boys quarterfinal action last season.
Trib HSSN 2023-24 WPIAL Class 4A boys basketball preseason breakdown
November 27, 2023
With apologies to the late voice of NFL Films, John Facenda, there are 24 teams in WPIAL Class 4A boys basketball, then there are the Lincoln Park Leopards.

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Fort Cherry’s Matt Sieg celebrates after making a stop against South Side during the WPIAL Class A championship game on Friday, Nov. 24, 2023, at Acrisure Stadium.
Trib HSSN football player of the week for 2023 Week 13
When asked how many medals and trophies he has earned in his youth as a three-sport standout, Fort Cherry sophomore quarterback Matt Sieg has no idea.

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Chartiers Valley’s Jayden Davis drives to the basket against Mars’ Remi Black during their game on Friday, Jan. 13, 2023, at Mars Area High School.
Trib HSSN 2023-24 WPIAL Class 5A boys basketball preseason breakdown
November 26, 2023
The 2022-23 season was the year of the Indians in WPIAL Class 5A boys basketball.

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Belle Vernon’s Alonzo Wade celebrates with fans after defeating Avonworth in the WPIAL Class 3A championship game on Friday, Nov. 24, 2023, at Acrisure Stadium.
Trib HSSN football team of the week for 2023 Week 13
The year-long battle to climb the hill and be the only one standing at the top in the end is the ultimate golden experience.

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Hampton’s Daniel Leyes celebrates with Sam Modlin and Dillon Fogle after scoring against Freeport during their game on Nov. 9, 2023, at Belmont Complex.
This week on Trib HSSN for week of Nov. 27, 2023
We swing into winter high school sports mode as November becomes December this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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West Allegheny’s Johnny Ortiz celebrates after scoring against Kiski on Monday, Nov. 6, 2023, at RMU.
2023-24 PIHL standings through Nov. 26, 2023
Here are the latest 2023-24 Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League standings through Sunday.

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Beaver Falls’ Da’talian Beauford scores the winning two-point conversion against Steel Valley during the WPIAL Class 2A championship game on Friday, Nov. 24, 2023, at Acrisure Stadium.
PIAA reveals sites, dates, times for football semifinals
The March to Mechanicsburg has hit Final Four weekend.

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Butler’s Braylon Littlejohn (0) attempts a fadeaway jump shot during the second half of Butler’s loss to Mt. Lebanon in the WPIAL Class 6A boys basketball quarterfinals Friday, Feb. 24, 2023.
Trib HSSN 2023-24 WPIAL Class 6A boys basketball preseason breakdown
Will there be a history-making repeat for Central Catholic as WPIAL champion, and can a district team finally win an elusive PIAA Class 6A state crown?

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Aliquippa’s Tikey Hayes kisses the WPIAL championship trophy after defeating McKeesport in the Class 4A final on Friday at Acrisure Stadium.
WPIAL playoff recap: 3 repeats, 2 first-time champs and a Cinderella
November 25, 2023
The 2023 WPIAL football playoffs are in the books, and when the dust settled, three district teams repeated, two struck gold for the first time in school history and a No. 10 seed took home a title for the second straight season.

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North Allegheny’s Tyree Alualu stiff-arms Central Catholic’s Larry Moon during the WPIAL Class 6A championship game last Saturday.
PIAA football quarterfinal previews for Nov. 25, 2023
November 22, 2023
While the WPIAL prepares to crown four district champions at Acrisure Stadium on Friday, the 2023 PIAA postseason continues with state quarterfinals.

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McKeesport’s Garrett Tarker and Colton Kotouch (3) celebrate the victory over Montour in the WPIAL Class 4A semifinals last Friday.
WPIAL Class 4A football championship preview: Aliquippa vs. McKeesport
Two storied programs will clash in the final game of the day Friday at Acrisure Stadium on the North Shore of Pittsburgh in the Class 4A championship game.

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Avonworth’s Dimitri Velsarsis carries during the second quarter against West Mifflin on Sept. 29.
WPIAL Class 3A football championship preview: Avonworth vs. Belle Vernon
A rematch is set in the third of four title games Friday at Acrisure Stadium on the North Shore of Pittsburgh in the Class 3A championship game.

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Aliquippa’s Cameron Lindsey stiff-arms Mars’ Mason Childress on the way to a second-quarter touchdown during the WPIAL Class 4A semifinals last Friday.
Trib 10: Ranking the last 10 WPIAL teams left standing
Coming up with this week’s 10 teams was easy because they are the only teams still playing from the WPIAL.

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Steel Valley’s Cay’son Simpkins (14) celebrates a defensive stop against Mohawk in front of Delmario Shields (1) in the WPIAL Class 2A semifinals last Friday.
WPIAL Class 2A football championship preview: Steel Valley vs. Beaver Falls
November 21, 2023
A rematch is set in the second of four title games Friday at Acrisure Stadium on the North Shore of Pittsburgh in the Class 2A championship game.

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South Side coach Luke Travelpiece runs a preseason practice in 2021.
WPIAL Class A football championship preview: Fort Cherry vs. South Side
It will be a battle of unbeaten teams in the first of four title games at Acrisure Stadium on the North Shore of Pittsburgh in the Class A championship game.

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Aliquippa’s Cameron Lindsey dives into the end zone past Mars’ Aidan Alessio in the first quarter during the WPIAL Class 4A semifinals Friday, at North Allegheny High School.
Trib HSSN Pennsylvania high school football rankings for Nov. 21, 2023
As the playoff field dwindles following the first round of the 2023 PIAA football playoffs, changes are in the air in the latest Trib HSSN PIAA football rankings.

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The Avonworth football team takes the field before a game against West Mifflin on Sept. 29.
Trib HSSN high school football team of the week for 2023 Week 12
November 20, 2023
Avonworth coach Duke Johncour has been part of the program for the last 22 years.

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This week on Trib HSSN for week of Nov. 20, 2023
November 19, 2023
Trib HSSN hits the ice again for more high school hockey action and concludes the district football playoffs on a holiday week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Peters Township’s Nolan DiLucia avoids Pine-Richland’s Vasilios Balouris in the second quarter during the WPIAL Class 5A championship game Saturday, at Norwin High School.
Trib HSSN football player of the week for 2023 Week 12
Peters Township sophomore quarterback Nolan DiLucia has had great success this fall in leading the Indians offense. He has proven to have a good arm and can do damage with his legs.

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Blackhawk’s Bryce Leiper scores with 19 seconds remaining against Plum on Monday, Nov. 6, 2023, at Pittsburgh Ice Arena. Blackhawk won, 2-1.
2023-24 PIHL standings through Nov. 19, 2023
Here are the latest 2023-24 Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League standings through Sunday.

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Peters Township’s Vinny Sarcone spins out of the tackle attempt by Pine-Richland’s Vasilios Balouris in the third quarter during the WPIAL Class 5A championship game Saturday, at Norwin High School.
PIAA football quarterfinals schedule set for this weekend
North Allegheny in Class 6A and Peters Township in 5A captured district gold after winning WPIAL championships on Saturday.

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Mt.Lebanon and Central Catholic players shake hands after a WPIAL Class 6A semifinal last Friday.
PIAA high school football 1st-round playoff pairings for Nov. 17-18, 2023
November 16, 2023
The PIAA football playoffs turn 35 this fall.

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Pine-Richland’s Grant Argiro (6) celebrates the game-winning extra point against Penn Hills with two seconds left during the WPIAL Class 5A semifinals last Friday.
WPIAL 2023 Class 5A football championship game preview: Peters Township vs. Pine-Richland
For the second straight year, the WPIAL Class 5A championship game will be played at Norwin Stadium in North Huntingdon.

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Central Catholic’s Peter Gonzalez celebrates late in the fourth quarter against North Allegheny on Sept. 22.
WPIAL 2023 Class 6A football championship game preview: Central Catholic vs. North Allegheny
For the second straight year, the WPIAL Class 6A championship game will be played at Norwin Stadium in North Huntingdon.

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Westinghouse’s Michael Richardson blocks the pass attempt by USO’s Jordan Reid during the City League championship game Oct. 28.
PIAA Class 2A high school football playoff preview for Nov. 17, 2023
After winning a subregional game last week, City League champion Westinghouse officially begins PIAA play with a first-round matchup against Central Clarion on Friday night.

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Fort Cherry’s Matt Sieg works out during preseason practice.
WPIAL Class A high school football playoff preview for Nov. 17, 2023
Final Four Friday is set for four WPIAL classifications as 16 teams try to earn a trip to the North Shore in Pittsburgh the day after Thanksgiving.

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Beaver Falls coach Nick Nardone talks with his team during a preseason practice.
WPIAL Class 2A high school football playoff preview for Nov. 17, 2023
Final Four Friday is set for four WPIAL classifications as 16 teams try to earn a trip to the North Shore in Pittsburgh the day after Thanksgiving.

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Belle Vernon’s Quinton Martin runs to the outside against Deer Lakes during a WPIAL Class 3A quarterfinal last Friday.
WPIAL Class 3A high school football playoff preview for Nov. 17, 2023
November 15, 2023
Final Four Friday is set for four WPIAL classifications as 16 teams try to earn a trip to the North Shore in Pittsburgh the day after Thanksgiving.

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Aliquippa’s Tikey Hayes runs past Latrobe defenders during a WPIAL Class 4A quarterfinal last Friday.
WPIAL Class 4A high school football playoff preview for Nov. 17, 2023
Final Four Friday is set for four WPIAL classifications as 16 teams try to earn a trip to the North Shore in Pittsburgh the day after Thanksgiving.

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Peters Township’s Carter Shanafelt scores past Moon’s Dominic Kolocouris on Oct. 6.
Trib 10: Get ready for head-to-head matchups between top teams in power rankings
There are a couple of changes to the weekly Trib 10 power rankings this week as we prepare for Final Four Friday in Class A through 4A and Championship Saturday in 6A and 5A.

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The Moon Lady Tigers celebrate after defeating Mars, 1-0, in their PIAA Class 3A state semifinal on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2023, at North Allegheny.
WPIAL soccer, volleyball teams set for PIAA championship weekend
Championship Weekend is set for the PIAA in both soccer and girls volleyball.

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Aliquippa’s John Tracy scores against Latrobe during the fourth quarter of their WPIAL Class 4A quarterfinal last Friday.
Trib HSSN Pennsylvania high school football rankings for Nov. 14, 2023
November 14, 2023
We have reached the technical start to the PIAA football playoffs with first-round games this weekend sprinkled with district semifinals and championship games.

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Mars’ Sadie Stewart heads the ball against Hampton on Aug. 28.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Nov. 14, 2023: Girls soccer powers to clash with state finals berth on the line
November 13, 2023
When it comes to PIAA Class 3A girls soccer, a pair of WPIAL programs have been out of this world.

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North Allegheny quarterback Logan Kushner eludes Central Catholic’s Cole Sullivan on a touchdown run Sept. 22.
Trib HSSN high school football player of the week for 2023 Week 11
North Allegheny coach Art Walker calls his senior quarterback Logan Kushner a great young man who has outstanding composure, toughness and focus.

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Beaver Falls head coach Nick Nardone talks with his team during practice on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2023, in Beaver Falls.
Trib HSSN football team of the week for 2023 Week 11
November 12, 2023
Over the last three years, the Beaver Falls football team has been a No. 1, No. 5 and No. 2 seed in the WPIAL Class 2A playoffs, reaching the district semifinals and eventually the title game every season this decade.

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Hampton’s Gavin Durden works against the boards against Freeport during their game on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023, at Belmont Complex.
2023-24 PIHL standings through Nov. 12, 2023
Here are the latest 2023-24 Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League standings through Sunday.

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Aliquippa’s John Tracy carries past Latrobe’s Ja’Tawn Williams during their WPIAL Class 4A quarterfinal on Friday, Nov. 10, 2023, at Aliquippa.
This week on Trib HSSN for week of Nov. 13, 2023
We hit the ice again for more high school hockey action and also focus on the district football playoffs winding down this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Hampton’s Sterling Thomson and Allison Schenpner defend against North Catholic’s Ella Koziara during the WPIAL 3A girls volleyball championship Nov. 4, at Peters Twp. High School.
4 WPIAL girls volleyball teams set for PIAA semifinal matches
Both the WPIAL and the 2023 PIAA girls volleyball playoffs are down to the final four midway through the state postseason.

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Bentworth’s John Scott battles Burrell’s Billy Kowalkowski for a header during their PIAA Class A state quarterfinal on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023, at Plum High School.
10 WPIAL soccer teams advance to PIAA semifinals
The WPIAL will have representation in all but one of the classifications in the upcoming state soccer semifinals.

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North Allegheny’s Tyree Alualu celebrates a long run against Central Catholic on Sept. 22.
WPIAL Class 6A high school football playoff previews for Nov. 10, 2023
November 9, 2023
Some fans are calling it Final Four Friday while others refer to it as Quarterfinals Friday. Whatever classification you are focused on, welcome to the second night of the 2023 WPIAL football playoffs.

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Clairton’s Zae-Mear Correll pulls in a pass past Leechburg’s Tim Andrasy on Sept. 22.
WPIAL Class A high school football previews for Nov. 10, 2023
Some fans are calling it Final Four Friday while others refer to it as Quarterfinals Friday. Whatever classification you are focused on, welcome to the second night of the 2023 WPIAL football playoffs.

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Steel Valley coach Ray Braszo
WPIAL Class 2A high school football playoff previews for Nov. 10, 2023
Some fans are calling it Final Four Friday while others refer to it as Quarterfinals Friday. Whatever classification you are focused on, welcome to the second night of the 2023 WPIAL football playoffs.

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Avonworth’s Andrew Kuban carries past West Mifflin’s David Fleming on Sept. 29.
WPIAL Class 3A high school football playoff previews for Nov. 10, 2023
Some fans are calling it Final Four Friday while others refer to it as Quarterfinals Friday. Whatever classification you are focused on, welcome to the second night of the 2023 WPIAL football playoffs.

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Central Valley’s Jance Henry celebrates after scoring against West Allegheny on Oct. 19.
WPIAL Class 4A high school football playoff previews for Nov. 10, 2023
Some fans are calling it Final Four Friday while others refer to it as Quarterfinals Friday. Whatever classification you are focused on, welcome to the second night of the 2023 WPIAL football playoffs.

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Moon’s Josh Bladel scores past Peters Township’s Nolan Dilucia on Oct. 6.
WPIAL Class 5A high school football playoff previews for Nov. 10, 2023
Some fans are calling it Final Four Friday while others refer to it as Quarterfinals Friday. Whatever classification you are focused on, welcome to the second night of the 2023 WPIAL football playoffs.

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Aliquippa’s Demarkus Walker (5) celebrates with Tikey Hayes after returning a fumble for a touchdown against Central Valley on Oct. 27.
Trib 10: Time for top teams in power rankings to join playoff fray
November 8, 2023
This week, we hit the midway point of the WPIAL football playoffs.

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Canon-McMillan’s Natalie Carr with a kill against North Allegheny’s Molly Robertson during the WPIAL Class 4A girls volleyball championship Saturday, at Peters Township High School.
10 WPIAL teams learn sites, times for PIAA girls volleyball quarterfinals
It was a strong start for WPIAL teams in the 2023 PIAA girls volleyball playoffs Tuesday night.

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Fox Chapel’s Kate Friday controls the ball against Landisville Hempfield during their PIAA Class 4A first round state playoff game on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023, at Fox Chapel.
20 WPIAL soccer teams set to play in PIAA quarterfinals
It was an explosive opening night for WPIAL boys and girls soccer teams Tuesday.

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Peters Township’s Carter Shanafelt scores on a 4-yard touchdown catch against Moon on Oct. 6.
Trib HSSN Pennsylvania high school football rankings for Nov. 7, 2023
November 7, 2023
Thanks to plenty of postseason byes, Trib HSSN PIAA football rankings held steady with no changes.

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Norwin goalkeeper Anthony Scalise makes a save during penalty kicks in the WPIAL the Class 4A championship game against North Allegheny on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2023, at Highmark Stadium.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Nov. 7, 2023: Surprise soccer champs open state playoffs
November 6, 2023
8-8-7 is not a new area code in Western Pa., rather it was the seeding for three of the four boys soccer champions in the recently completed District 7 postseason.

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Deer Lakes’ Zach Grant (3) finds room to run against Southmoreland on Nov. 3, 2023, at Deer Lakes High School.
Trib HSSN football team of the week for 2023 Week 10
The year 2023 really is the Year of the Deer.

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Penn-Trafford junior Gavin Paterson (90) snaps off a shot during a game Oct. 3, 2023.
2023-24 PIHL standings through Nov. 5, 2023
November 5, 2023
Here are the latest 2023-24 Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League standings through Sunday.

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Union quarterback Braylon Thomas throws a pass on Friday, Aug. 18, 2023, in Union.
Trib HSSN football player of the week for 2023 Week 10
Early in the third quarter of their WPIAL Class A first-round playoff game Friday, Burgettstown had just scored to take a 30-14 lead over defending champion Union.

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This week on Trib HSSN for week of Nov. 6, 2023
The ice wars continue as we mix our fall sports postseason coverage with a high school hockey doubleheader this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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North Catholic’s Sienna Cozza with a dig against Hampton during the WPIAL Class 3A girls volleyball championship Saturday, at Peters Township High School.
13 WPIAL girls volleyball teams advance to PIAA playoffs
It was 47 years ago that Norwin defeated York Suburban to win the 1976 PIAA Class 3A girls volleyball championship. It was the first of 52 state titles captured by WPIAL teams.

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Avonworth’s Minah Syam moves the ball upfield in front of Shady Side Academy’s Sarah Kushnir during the WPIAL Class 2A championship game Saturday, Nov. 4, 2023, at Highmark Stadium.
WPIAL soccer teams learn opponents for 2023 PIAA tournament
Two years ago, history was made as WPIAL teams captured five PIAA soccer championships. The Hampton (3A), Quaker Valley (2A) and Winchester Thurston (A) boys and the Moon (4A) and Mars (3A) girls brought home state titles, the most in district soccer history.

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Pine-Richland’s Ethan Pillar leaps through the Penn Hills defense Sept. 8.
Trib HSSN don’t miss high school football playoff matchups for 2023 Week 10
November 2, 2023
Welcome to opening night of the 2023 WPIAL football playoffs.

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North Allegheny’s Ariana Schiller celebrates with teammates after scoring against Pine-Richland on Oct. 19.
Volleyball dynasties out to add to their trophy cases in WPIAL finals Saturday
The WPIAL will celebrate the 50th aniversary of its first girls volleyball championships by handing out four more titles Saturday at AHN Arena at Peters Township.

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Aliquippa’s Jayace Williams celebrates a sack against Central Valley on Friday, Oct. 27 in Center Twp.
Trib 10: Aliquippa stands tall atop power rankings as playoffs begin
November 1, 2023
Welcome to the first postseason edition of the weekly Trib 10 power rankings.

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Pine-Richland’s Kaylee Oglan scores past North Allegheny’s Molly Robertson on Oct. 19.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Nov. 1, 2023: Title game rematch in girls volleyball
A busy month of district and state postseason fall sports action begins on this first day of November with volleyball final four matches and boys soccer consolation contests.

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Central Catholic’s Elijah Faulkner carries against North Allegheny on Sept. 22.
Trib HSSN Pennsylvania high school football state rankings for Oct. 31, 2023
October 31, 2023
The high school football regular season is in the books and the district playoffs begin across the state this weekend.

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Fox Chapel goalkeeper Connor Scanlon makes a save next to Seneca Valley’s Daniel Leech on Aug. 29.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Oct. 31, 2023: Spots in finals up for grabs in unpredictable 4A boys soccer bracket
October 30, 2023
Twenty-four district boys and girls soccer and girls volleyball teams will find out Tuesday if this particular Halloween will serves the trick of ending their WPIAL championship hopes or if they will be treated to a spot in the district finals later this week.

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South Side quarterback Brody Almashy throws a pass during preseason practice.
Trib HSSN high school football team of the week for 2023 Week 9
The 2023 football season in the WPIAL will be remembered for great sudden turnaround success stories for plenty of programs throughout the district.

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Franklin Regional’s Benjamin Poole heads the ball against Moon during their WPIAL Class 3A quarterfinal on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2023, at Moon.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Oct. 30, 2023: Boys soccer semifinals commence
October 29, 2023
There is something special about the No. 11 seed when it comes to the WPIAL Class 3A boys soccer playoffs.

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This week on Trib HSSN for week of Oct. 30, 2023
We drop the puck twice this week with the hopes of more treats then tricks on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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McKeesport’s Anthony Boyd celebrates a touchdown in the first quarter against Thomas Jefferson on Friday, Oct. 27, 2023.
Trib HSSN football player of the week for 2023 Week 9
Following in big brother’s successful footsteps is never easy for a younger brother.

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2023-24 PIHL standings through Oct. 29, 2023
Here are the latest 2023-24 Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League standings through Sunday.

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Penn Hills’ Amir Key stiff-arms Pine-Richland’s Angelo Samuels on Sept. 8.
Trib HSSN don’t miss high school football matchups for 2023 Week 9
October 26, 2023
Welcome to the final week of the 2023 WPIAL football regular season as we wrap up the “stretch run” with meaningful football games aplenty.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Logan St. John Kletter wins the TSTCA cross country championship Oct. 19 at White Oak Park.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Oct. 26, 2023: Postseason action in cross country, soccer, volleyball
October 25, 2023
Welcome to one of the busiest days of WPIAL fall sports postseason action on Thrive and Survive Thursday.

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Central Catholic’s Vernon Settles runs into Roman Kane during a game against North Allegheny on Sept. 22.
Trib 10: Ranked teams face tough tests in Week 9
It was another calm-before-the-storm week in the latest Trib 10 power rankings.

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South Fayette’s Mike Plasko celebrates after scoring his hat trick goal against Latrobe on Saturday.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Oct. 25, 2023: Boys soccer quarterfinals kick off
October 24, 2023
The first round of the WPIAL boys soccer Class 3A playoffs was Shutout City.

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Peters Township’s Vinny Sarcone celebrates with Carter Shanafelt after scoring against Moon on Oct. 6,.
Trib HSSN Pennsylvania high school football rankings for Oct. 24, 2023
As we inch closer to the district playoffs starting across Pennsylvania in Week 10, the top teams are trying to hit the finish line of the regular season strong.

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Quaker Valley’s Annabel Miko battles North Catholic’s Gillian Kennedy for possession during their game Sept. 6.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Oct. 24, 2023: Playoff newcomers seek 1st-round wins
October 23, 2023
There are 14 teams that are back in the WPIAL Class 2A girls soccer playoffs from a year ago. The only two that qualified this fall that weren’t part of the fun last season are No. 9 Quaker Valley and No. 10 Deer Lakes.

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Central Valley’s Ethan Shearer celebrates after stopping West Allegheny on fourth down late in the fourth quarter last Friday in North Fayette.
Trib HSSN football team of the week for 2023 Week 8
At the start of the season, the Central Valley football had its fair share of questions with a roster littered with inexperienced players.

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West Mifflin’s Armand Hill carries past Avonworth’s Andrew Kuban during the fourth quarter on Friday, Sept. 29, 2023, in Ohio Twp.
Trib HSSN football player of the week for 2023 Week 8
October 22, 2023
There is an old saying in sports that you can’t make the club in the tub, referencing that a players job could be in jeopardy if you can’t play because of injury.

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Elizabeth Forward’s Ryan Messina breaks into the secondary past Mt. Pleasant’s Dylan Pitzer in the third quarter Oct. 6, at Mt. Pleasant Area High School.
This week on Trib HSSN for week of Oct. 23, 2023
The stretch run of the high school football regular season concludes with a monster Friday of district football this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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2023-24 PIHL standings through Oct. 22, 2023
Here are the latest 2023-24 PIHL high school hockey standings through Sunday.

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South Fayette’s Abbigail Rosser battles Montour’s Grace Bannon for possession during their game on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2023, at South Fayette.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Oct. 23, 2023: Montour, Franklin Regional set for rematch
The district playoffs on the pitch began on Saturday and continue Monday with first-round matches for the Class 3A girls and boys in Class 2A.

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West Allegheny quarterback Brock Cornell throws a pass under pressure from Central Valley’s Tyler Ondrusek on Friday, Oct. 19, 2023, in North Fayette.
2023 WPIAL football playoff picture heading into Week 9
There is one week left in the 2023 WPIAL football regular season.

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Freeport’s Alaina Whitlinger hits against Deer Lakes’ Michaela Perallo on Oct. 3.
WPIAL girls volleyball playoff field finalized
October 19, 2023
The 2023 WPIAL girls volleyball regular season is over and the postseason begins next week with 70 teams vying for district gold.

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The Avonworth football team takes the field before a game against West Mifflin on Sept. 29.
Trib HSSN don’t miss high school football matchups for 2023 Week 8
This week is the meat of the WPIAL football “stretch run” sandwich. One piece of bread was last week and the other slice will come next week.

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Westinghouse’s Ty Abram carries against USO’s Lavont Jones on Sept. 14.
What to watch for in Western Pa. high school sports for Oct. 19, 2023: Football playoffs begin in City League
October 18, 2023
It’s time for some playoff high school football.

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Peters Township’s Carter Shanafelt scores on a 66-yard touchdown catch past Moon’s Dominic Kolocouris on Oct. 6.
Trib 10: Undefeated teams hold down top 2 spots in power rankings
A week after a surprising shuffle of the deck shook the top half of the weekly power rankings, calmness prevailed in Week 7 as nine of the Trib 10 teams were victorious.

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Freeport’s Alaina Whitlinger scores past South Park’s Sydney Kwolek during their match on Aug. 28.
WPIAL girls volleyball playoff picture through Oct. 17, 2023
October 17, 2023
The 2023 WPIAL girls volleyball regular season will be over after Thursday.

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Seneca Valley’s Cole Kamarec celebrates after scoring against North Allegheny on Oct. 12.
WPIAL boys soccer playoff field finalized
The regular season is over in the 2023 WPIAL boys soccer season as 56 teams have clinched a district playoff spot.

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Avonworth’s Katherine Petrina battles North Catholic’s Carline Rivetti for possession on Sept. 25.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Oct. 18, 2023: Soccer playoff pairings to be unveiled at noon
The first edition of bracketology for the fall WPIAL sports season comes Wednesday when the district releases the brackets for the 2023 boys and girls soccer playoffs.

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Central Catholic quarterback Payton Wehner rolls out to throw a touchdown pass to Cole Sullivan against North Allegheny on Sept. 22.
Trib HSSN Pennsylvania High School Football Rankings for Oct. 17, 2023
There were only two teams ranked in last week’s Trib HSSN PIAA football rankings that came up on the short end of the stick in Week 7, and one of them was a shocker.

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What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Oct. 17, 2023: One last playoff spot up for grabs in boys soccer
The final day of section play in WPIAL boys soccer is Tuesday.

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Moon’s Addy Jacoby (left) celebrates her goal with Elizabeth Gallup during their game against South Fayette on Oct. 9.
Field set for 2023 WPIAL girls soccer playoffs
October 16, 2023
Section play in the 2023 WPIAL girls soccer regular season is now complete with 56 teams qualifying for the district postseason.

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Steel Valley’s Donald Barksdale carries for a touchdown during the 2022 WPIAL Class 2A championship game against Beaver Falls.
Trib HSSN Football Player of the Week for Oct. 16, 2023
In the last seven years, the Steel Valley football team has been creating its own glory days.

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Mars head coach Eric Kasperowicz works with his team during practice on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2023, at Mars.
Trib HSSN football team of the week for 2023 Week 7
October 15, 2023
Since being hired as head coach at Pine-Richland in 2013, Eric Kasperowicz has become synonymous with high scoring, successful offenses.

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Upper St. Clair’s Chloe Bird battles Peters Twp.’s Jordan Klein for possession during their game on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2023, at USC.
WPIAL girls soccer playoff picture through Oct. 15, 2023
Section play in the 2023 WPIAL girls soccer regular season concludes for most teams Monday.

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Belle Vernon goalkeeper Bryce Burkhart celebrates with Logan Metzger after defeating Mt. Pleasant, 1-0, on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2023, at Mt. Pleasant.
WPIAL boys soccer playoff picture through Oct. 15, 2023
Section play concludes Tuesday for the 2023 WPIAL boys soccer season.

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What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Oct. 16, 2023: Girls soccer teams wrap up section play
The final day of section play in WPIAL girls soccer is Monday.

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Moon’s Nicholas Clemens returns a fumble to the 1-yard line at the end of the first quarter on Friday, Oct. 6, 2023, at Peters.
This week on Trib HSSN for week of Oct. 16, 2023
We hit the middle week of the stretch run of the high school football regular season with some fall sports and a little taste of winter sports this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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McKeesport’s Anthony Boyd celebrates his touchdown against Gateway on Friday, Oct. 13, 2023, in Monroeville.
2023 WPIAL football playoff picture heading into Week 8
There are two weeks left in the 2023 WPIAL football regular season.

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North Allegheny’s Molly Robertson goes up for a block against Shaler on Sept. 5.
WPIAL girls volleyball playoff clinchings through Oct. 12, 2023
October 12, 2023
The 2023 WPIAL girls volleyball regular season has a week and a half remaining.

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Deer Lakes’ Peyton Kushon (10) celebrates with teammates after scoring against Shady Side Academy on Sept. 5.
WPIAL boys soccer playoff picture through Oct. 12, 2023
Section play in the regular season is winding down and concludes Tuesday in WPIAL boys soccer.

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Upper St. Clair’s Mason Chambers (5) looks for space to run Sept. 22 at Peters Township.
Trib HSSN don’t miss high school football matchups for 2023 Week 7
Welcome to the 2023 edition of the “stretch run,” otherwise known as the final three weeks of the high school football regular season.

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North Allegheny goalkeeper Dante Accamando makes a save next to Seneca Valley’s Ben Keefer and NA’s Luke Brady on Sept. 19.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Oct. 12, 2023: Boys soccer playoff puzzle coming together
The WPIAL boys soccer playoff field is set in Class 4A and A; however, there are still some missing pieces to the postseason puzzle in 3A and 2A.

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Aliquippa quarterback Quentin Goode throws a pass during a preseason practice.
Trib 10: Upsets send new team to top of power rankings
Surprise, surprise, as a couple of eyebrow raisers in Week 6 of the WPIAL football season shook up the top half of the Trib 10 this week.

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Moon’s Lillian Snyder heads the ball upfield against Montour on Oct. 4.
WPIAL girls soccer playoff picture through Oct. 11, 2023
Section play in the 2023 WPIAL girls soccer regular season concludes for most teams Monday.

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What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Oct. 11, 2023: Crunch time for girls soccer playoff hopefuls
October 11, 2023
Win and you’re in.

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Belle Vernon’s Tanner Moody runs against Greensburg Salem on Oct. 6.
Trib HSSN Pennsylvania high school football rankings for Oct. 10, 2023
It was a strong start to the final month of the regular season for teams ranked in the Trib HSSN PIAA football rankings.

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Plum’s Zach Carnahan fouls Franklin Regional’s Danny Christafano on Aug. 31.
WPIAL boys soccer playoff picture through Oct. 10, 2023
Section play in the regular season is winding down with one week left in the 2023 WPIAL boys soccer season and a few postseason spots up for grabs.

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Fox Chapel’s Taylor Wilkinson celebrates with Sydney Schutzman and Emily McKee after scoring against North Allegheny on Sept. 13.
WPIAL girls soccer playoff picture through Oct. 9, 2023
October 9, 2023
Section play in the 2023 WPIAL girls soccer regular season has just one week remaining.

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Moon’s Finnian Dengel heads the ball against South Fayette on Sept. 7.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2023: As boys soccer season winds down, key matches remain
With one week left in section play, there are several key matches in a fight for a WPIAL boys soccer playoff spot on the 10th day of the 10th month of the year.

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Pine-Richland’s Talan Hill-Ressler celebrates after scoring against Penn Hills on Sept. 8.
Trib HSSN football team of the week for 2023 Week 6
Coming off a 35-point loss to North Allegheny the previous week, there were not many people outside of the Pine-Richland locker room that gave them a chance in Week 6 against the No. 2 Class 6A team in the state, undefeated Central Catholic.

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Beaver’s Chloe DeSanzo finished second in the girls Class 2A singles championships Sept. 19, 2023, at North Allegheny High School.
WPIAL sets pairings for 2023 girls tennis playoffs
October 8, 2023
The 2023 WPIAL girls team tennis playoffs begin with first-round matches Monday in Class 3A and Tuesday in 2A.

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Latrobe’s Ava Yurko celebrates with Maddy Petruzzi after scoring against Plum during their game on Monday, Oct. 2, 2023, at Plum.
WPIAL girls soccer playoff clinchings through Oct. 8, 2023
Section play in the 2023 WPIAL girls soccer regular season has just over one week remaining.

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Seneca Valley’s Cole Kamarec works against North Allegheny’s Leonardo Yu during their game on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2023, in McCandless.
WPIAL boys soccer playoff clinchings through Oct. 8, 2023
Section play in the regular season is winding down with one week left in the 2023 WPIAL boys soccer season.

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Quaker Valley goalkeeper Grace Waller makes a save against North Catholic on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2023, in Leetsdale.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Oct. 9, 2023: Girls soccer playoff spots up for grabs
The fight for WPIAL girls soccer playoff spots enters its final week. What’s more exciting than two teams fighting for a postseason berth? Well if a couple of district sections are any indication, three teams in the mix to play on the playoff pitch in late October could be better.

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Beth-Center’s Ethan Varesko competes during the 2023 football season.
Trib HSSN football player of the week for 2023 Week 6
The Beth-Center offensive game plan for its Week 6 game against visiting Bentworth was to do what the Bulldogs do best: run the ball.

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Bethel Park’s Ja Vaughn Moore carries during the second quarter against Mt. Lebanon on Friday, Sept. 1, 2023, at Bethel Park.
This week on Trib HSSN for week of Oct. 9, 2023
The three-week stretch run of the high school football regular season kicks off this weekend on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Moon’s Finnian Dengel works past South Fayette’s Nate Belcufine under the sunset after a storm on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2023, at South Fayette.
WPIAL boys soccer playoff clinchings through Oct. 5, 2023
October 5, 2023
Section play in the regular season is winding down with one week left in the 2023 WPIAL boys soccer season.

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North Allegheny’s Tyree Alualu carries for a long gain against Central Catholic on Sept. 22.
Trib HSSN don’t miss high school football matchups for 2023 Week 6
September football this season provided tremendous weather and lots and lots of points.

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Lindsay and Emily Greb of Knoch
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Oct. 5, 2023: WPIAL doubles gold up for grabs
In the Greb household, winning tennis gold is a family affair.

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Mars’ Lily Wolf battles Hampton’s Gigi Rudy (17) and Harper Struble for possession during their game on Aug. 28.
WPIAL girls soccer playoff clinchings through Oct. 4, 2023
Section play in the 2023 WPIAL girls soccer regular season has just over one week remaining.

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Central Catholic’s Elijah Faulkner celebrates his second touchdown with Samuel Brackney during their game against North Allegheny on Friday, Sept. 22, 2023, in McCandless.
Trib 10: Class 3A team makes power rankings debut
October 4, 2023
Following a week of major shuffling among the top WPIAL football teams, including a change at No. 1 after Week 5, things settled down with only one change near the bottom of the Trib 10 this week.

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Peters Township’s Ellie Benson watches her approach shot on 18 during the 2022 WPIAL team golf championships	at Cedarbrook Golf Course.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Oct. 4, 2023: Girls golfers battle for gold at Diamond Run
October 3, 2023
The top district girls golfers return to Sewickley for the final round of the WPIAL girls Class 3A and 2A individual golf championships Wednesday.

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North Allegheny’s Joey Voijtas works past Seneca Valley’s Zach Garma and Cole Kamarec during their game on Sept. 19.
WPIAL boys soccer playoff clinchings through Oct. 3, 2023
Section play in the regular season is winding down with less than two weeks left in the 2023 WPIAL boys soccer season.

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Central Catholic’s Elijah Faulkner celebrates his fourth touchdown against North Allegheny on Sept. 22.
Trib HSSN Pennsylvania high school football rankings for Oct. 3, 2023
The best teams in the state finished September strong.

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Plum’s Travis Kodman heads the ball away from the goal next to Franklin Regional’s Tyler Pipon during their game Aug. 31 at Plum.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Oct. 3, 2023: 1st place on the line as boys soccer season reaches crunch time
October 2, 2023
There are just under two weeks left in section play in WPIAL boys soccer, so nearly every game has meaning in the fight for section crowns, playoff seeding and a postseason berth.

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North Allegheny’s Abigail Stager celebrates with Rowan Barsotti after scoring her second goal against Fox Chapel on Sept. 13.
WPIAL girls soccer playoff clinchings through Oct. 2, 2023
Section play in the 2023 WPIAL girls soccer regular season has less than two weeks remaining.

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Trib HSSN high school football player of the week for 2023 Week 5
There are a lot of “dual” threat football players in the WPIAL, but none are as unique as Mohawk quarterback Jay Wrona.

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Butler’s Hunter Swidzinski hits out of a bunker on Hole 9 during the WPIAL Class 3A boys golf championship on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, at Allegheny Country Club in Sewickley Heights.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Oct. 2, 2023: WPIAL boys golf champions to be crowned
October 1, 2023
The district will be dishing out golf gold Monday with the final round of the 2023 WPIAL boys Class 3A and 2A individual golf championships.

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Moon head coach Ryan Linn films practice on Aug. 2, 2023, in Moon.
Trib HSSN football team of the week for 2023 Week 5
For the Moon football team, it’s not hard to guess what rides they gravitate toward when they visit Kennywood Park.

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Peters Township’s Nick McCullough (24) and Carter Shanafelt (5) celebrate a touchdown against Upper St. Clair on Friday, Sept. 22, 2023, at Peters Township High School.
This week on Trib HSSN for week of Oct. 2, 2023
The second half of the high school football regular season kicks off October football this weekend on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Moon’s Josh Bladel smiles during a preseason practice.
Trib HSSN don’t-miss high school football matchups for 2023 Week 5
September 28, 2023
Week 5 of the WPIAL high school football season allows us all to exhale after a huge week of showdown football last week.

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Deer Lakes’ Ethan Alberta battles Shady Side Academy’s Jackson Suski for possession during their first meeting on Sept. 5.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Sept. 28, 2023: Deer Lakes, Shady Side Academy renew rivalry
Last fall, the Deer Lakes and Shady Side Academy boys soccer teams split their two regular season matches and ended up as co-champions in Section 2-2A.

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Central Catholic’s Cole Sullivan celebrates his first touchdown with Vernon Settles and Elijah Faulkner during their game against North Allegheny last Friday.
Trib 10: New team takes top spot in weekly power rankings
September 27, 2023
With so many big games around the WPIAL, there was some shuffling of the deck in the latest Trib 10 power rankings, including a new team at No. 1.

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Riverview’s Mary Quinlan battles Springdale’s Hailey Marchlewski for possession during their game last Thursday at Riverside Park in Oakmont.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Sept. 27, 2023: Girls soccer section contenders to square off in Class A
September 26, 2023
The logjam atop WPIAL Section 1-A girls soccer might be clearer after Wednesday’s action on the pitch … or not.

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Central Catholic’s Peter Gonzalez is hauled down after a long catch during the fourth quarter against North Allegheny on Friday, Sept. 22, 2023, in McCandless.
Trib HSSN Pennsylvania high school football rankings for Sept. 26, 2023
Following so many big showdowns across the state last weekend, things are set to settle down a bit as we hit the midway point of the regular season.

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North Allegheny’s Jamie Frisco plays against Shaler on Sept. 5.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Sept. 26, 2023: Seneca Valley, North Allegheny square off again on court
September 25, 2023
Last week, Seneca Valley met North Allegheny for first place in their section in both boys and girls soccer.

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Central Catholic’s Elijah Faulkner carries against North Allegheny last Friday in McCandless.
Trib HSSN football player of the week for 2023 Week 4
Central Catholic junior running back Elijah Faulkner entered the Class 6A No. 1 vs. No. 2 showdown at North Allegheny as the Vikings leading rusher.

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Andi Householder and her Burrell teammates will host Knoch on Monday in a battle for second place in the section.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Sept. 25, 2023: Peters Township hosting Canon-McMillan in girls soccer showdown
September 24, 2023
Now that we are into the second half of section play in WPIAL girls soccer, there are a definitive top two teams being chased by others in many of the district sections.

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Julian Dugger and his Penn Hills teammates face Bethel Park in the Big 56 Game of the Week on Friday.
This week on Trib HSSN for week of Sept. 25, 2023
The high school football regular season hits the midway point as we say so long to September football with Week 5 action this weekend on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Brody Evans drops back to pass against Belle Vernon on Friday, Sept. 22, 2023
Trib HSSN football team of the week for 2023 Week 4
There was a lot of excitement this week in the WPIAL with so many big high school football games.

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South Allegheny and Shady Side Academy compete Sept. 23, 2023, at Shady Side Academy.
Deacon Durham’s 2 punt return touchdowns help spark Shady Side Academy victory
September 23, 2023
On the Shady Side Academy football roster, senior Deacon Durham is listed as a wide receiver, cornerback and free safety.

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Upper St. Clair’s Julian Dahlem looks to escape the grasp of Pine-Richland’s Tanner Cunningham in the WPIAL Class 5A championship game last year.
Trib HSSN don’t-miss high school football matchups for 2023 Week 4
September 21, 2023
It may say September on the calendar, but Week 4 of the WPIAL football season has more of a November feel to it with big games here, there and everywhere.

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Westinghouse’s Ty Abram celebrates his touchdown with Diop Jones during their City League game against USO last Thursday.
What to watch for in Western Pennsylvania high school sports on Sept. 21, 2023: ‘Dice vs. ‘House in City League football
September 20, 2023
They are the two most dominant football programs in recent City League history and on Thursday, they meet to open up Week 4 of the high school football season.

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Peters Township’s Nate Miller
Trib 10: Week 4 filled with marquee matchups between power-ranked teams
We still have two high school football weekends left in September, but Week 4 will have a November football feel to it.

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Penn-Trafford sophomore Amelia Williams slams a shot during the WPIAL section singles semifinals Sept. 13, 2023 at Franklin Regional.
Penn-Trafford’s Amelia Williams, Winchester Thurston’s Cecilia Gurgel earn WPIAL singles top seeds
September 19, 2023
Youth was served last fall when Penn-Trafford freshman Amelia Williams won the 2022 WPIAL Class 3A singles tennis championship.

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North Allegheny’s Abigail Stager works through the Fox Chapel defense to score the winning goal on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2023, at Fox Chapel.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Sept. 20, 2023: Unbeaten girls soccer powers to face off
On Tuesday, there was a boys soccer battle between Seneca Valley and North Allegheny. On Wednesday, it will be a Class 4A girls soccer first-place showdown with the Raiders and Tigers.

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Belle Vernon running back Quinton Martin (25) breaks free as teammate Alonzo Wade (4) leads the way against Penn-Trafford last Friday.
Trib HSSN Pennsylvania high school football rankings for Sept. 19, 2023
There were not a lot of changes in this week’s Trib HSSN PIAA football rankings, but that could be changing big time in Week 4.

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Seneca Valley’s Zach Garma works against Fox Chapel’s Pablo Linzoain during their game on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2023, at Fox Chapel.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Sept. 19, 2023: Battle of unbeatens set between North Allegheny, Seneca Valley
September 18, 2023
The last two boys soccer teams to win back-to-back WPIAL championships in the highest classification are Seneca Valley and North Allegheny.

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Knoch quarterback Codi Mullen (5) throws a pass while under pressure from Southmoreland’s Austin Mough (20) on Friday, Sept. 15, 2023, at Knoch High School.
Trib HSSN football team of the week for 2023 Week 3
Knoch second-year coach Tim Burchett has an offensive background, serving as offensive coordinator under T.J. Plack at Peters Township before taking the Knights head coaching job.

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Manddy Petruzzi (left) and her Latrobe teammates visit Penn-Trafford on Monday.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Sept. 18, 2023: Girls soccer South Hills showdown on tap
September 17, 2023
There are only 11 WPIAL girls soccer teams that have yet to lose a match this season, and two of them go head-to-head Monday.

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Trinity quarterback Jonah Williamson throws a pass during practice on Friday, Aug. 11, 2023, at Hiller Stadium.
Trib HSSN football player of the week for 2023 Week 3
Throwing for more than 200 yards in a high school game is solid. Rushing for more than 200 yards in a game is a very good night at the office.

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Elijah Faulkner (right) and his Central Catholic teammates face North Allegheny on Friday.
This week on Trib HSSN for week of Sept. 18, 2023
One of the best weeks of WPIAL football in the regular season takes place this weekend on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Aliquippa quarterback Quentin Goode throws a pass during a preseason practice.
Trib HSSN don’t-miss high school football matchups for Week 3 2023
September 14, 2023
While Class 6A and 5A may have had a head start with two conference games each the last two weeks, much of the rest of the WPIAL joins the fun as the starter’s pistol goes off this weekend with 43 conference football games highlighting Week 3 in the WPIAL.

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Shenango’s Blaise Dando during a preseason practice.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Sept. 14, 2023: Union, Shenango set for Thursday night football
September 13, 2023
A busy weekend of conference openers in high school football kicks off with a rare WPIAL Thursday night contest.

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Montour’s Keino Fitzpatrick catches a pass at a preseason practice.
Trib 10: Losses shake up back half of high school football power rankings
Week 2 proved to be rough one for WPIAL teams that took home gold in 2022.

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Peters Township’s Camryn Klein battles North Allegheny’s Abigail Stager for a header during the WPIAL Class 4A championship game last year.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Sept. 13, 2023: South Hills rivals to square off in girls soccer
September 12, 2023
Last year, four South Hills rivals qualified for the WPIAL Class 4A girls soccer playoffs.

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Belle Vernon’s Alonzo Wade celebrates a defensive stop against McKeesport last Friday.
Trib HSSN Pennsylvania high school football rankings for Sept. 12, 2023
It was a bit of a rough week for Districts 3 and 7 as they both lost two teams from last week’s Trib HSSN PIAA football rankings.

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South Park’s Daniel Battista works against Deer Lakes’ Nate Litrun during a WPIAL Class 2A semifinal last year.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Sept. 12, 2023: Clash of undefeated boys soccer teams in Class 2A
September 11, 2023
There are two WPIAL boys soccer teams in Class 2A that have yet to lose this season, and they’ll square off Tuesday for first place in their section.

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Wastnesburg’s Breydon Woods works out during practice in Waynesburg.
Trib HSSN football team of the week for 2023 Week 2
Thankfully this “streaking” thing that the Waynesburg football team has grown accustomed to has nothing to do with the crazy fad from 50 years ago.

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Moon’s Sydney Felton (right) celebrates with Tessa Romah after scoring the winning goal during the PIAA Class 3A state championship game against Upper Perkiomen on Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, at Cumberland Valley.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Sept. 11, 2023: Girls soccer showdowns on tap
September 10, 2023
The first full week of high school sports in September begins with a couple of showdowns in WPIAL Class 3A girls soccer.

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Montour quarterback Jake Wolfe throws a pass on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2023, at Montour.
Trib HSSN football player of the week for 2023 Week 2
Montour senior quarterback Jake Wolfe huffed and puffed and blew away the Lions.

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Central Catholic will play Mt. Lebanon on Friday.
This week on Trib HSSN for week of Sept. 11, 2023
We get ready for the ribbon-cutting ceremony and the grand opening of conference play for most teams in WPIAL football this weekend of WPIAL football here on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Summit Academy and Springdale play in a WPIAL football game Sept. 9, 2023, at Stephen J. Sherer Field.
Springdale football snaps long losing skid with victory over Summit Academy
September 9, 2023
It’s been more than 22 months, but the Springdale football team finally can celebrate a victory.

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Bethel Park quarterback Tanner Pfeuffer takes the field with his team before the Black Hawks’ game against Mt. Lebanon last Friday.
Trib HSSN don’t-miss high school football matchups for Week 2 2023
September 7, 2023
The avalanche of conference openers is coming for most WPIAL football teams next week. However, here in Week 2, we triple the amount of conference games from last week, going from one to three.

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Westinghouse’s Khalil Taylor runs past Southern Columbia’s Louden Murphy during the 2022 PIAA Class 2A state championship game.
What to watch for in Western Pa. high school sports on Sept. 7, 2023: City League blue bloods to collide
September 6, 2023
The two most successful football programs in City League history will kick off the District 8 schedule at George Cupples Stadium on the South Side to get the ball rolling on Week 2 of the high school football season Thursday.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Ezra Heidenreich celebrates after recovering a fumble last Friday.
Trib 10: As list of undefeated teams gets smaller, top of WPIAL power rankings stays the same
Just two weeks into the new high school football season, only 38 of 177 WPIAL teams remain undefeated.

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Mt. Pleasant’s Rylin Bugosh works past Avonworth’s Greta O’Brien during the 2022 WPIAL Class 2A championship game at Highmark Stadium.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Sept. 6, 2023: Final girls soccer section openers set
September 5, 2023
Through the first week-plus of the WPIAL girls soccer season, each section has opened up play with teams having one or two games under their belts heading into the holiday weekend.

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Belle Vernon’s Quinton Martin runs for a touchdown early in the first half against Penn-Trafford last season.
Trib HSSN Pennsylvania high school football rankings for Sept. 5, 2023
Not a lot has changed in the weekly Trib HSSN PIAA football rankings in the first few weeks of the 2023 season as the elite across the state have taken care of business.

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Connellsville running back Bruce Giles
Trib HSSN football player of the week for 2023 Week 1
September 4, 2023
Following back-to-back winless seasons in 2020 and 2021, Connellsville ended a long losing streak with a win over Albert Gallatin in Week Zero last season. They could not follow up that win with another victory though to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the last time the Falcons started 2-0.

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Fox Chapel’s Milo Chiu battles Seneca Valley’s Brady Eubanks for possession during their game on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2023, at Fox Chapel.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Sept. 5, 2023: Boys soccer section showdowns on tap
In WPIAL Section 1-4A boys soccer, three teams are tied for first place with 2-0 section records while two others have split their first two section matches.

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Valley’s Tristin Goodwin fights for yardage against Apollo-Ridge on Friday, Sept. 1, 2023, at Valley High School.
This week on Trib HSSN for week of Sept. 4, 2023
September 3, 2023
We labor our way through another week that leads up to another weekend of WPIAL football here on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Aliquippa opens Heinz Field for its game against Armstrong on Sept. 1, 2023, at Aliquippa.
Trib HSSN football team of the week for 2023 Week 1
Two of the top teams in Class 4A collided in Week 1, yet the game itself almost took a back seat to the site of the early season showdown.

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Riverview’s Carlo Buzzatto (21) carries against Carlynton on Saturday.
Riverview keeps rolling in rout of Carlynton
September 2, 2023
Turning a program around is never easy, but those who pull it off usually lean on the fundamentals. Blocking, tackling and winning the line of scrimmage.

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North Hills coach Pat Carey works with Julius Green during practice Aug. 9.
Trib HSSN don’t-miss high school football matchups for Week 1 2023
August 31, 2023
Most of the district teams knocked off the rust, buckled the chin straps tight and began the 2023 high school football season last week in Week Zero.

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Plum’s Zach Carnahan works against Franklin Regional’s Joey Bayne last season.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Aug. 31, 2023: Boys soccer teams to battle for early section lead
August 30, 2023
We close out August with plenty of boys soccer section matches.

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North Allegheny’s Khiryn Boyd celebrates after intercepting a pass against Central Catholic last season.
Trib 10: Big schools move to front of the line in 1st edition of WPIAL football power rankings
It’s our first look at which teams have the power in WPIAL football, at least through Week Zero.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Kaitlyn Sukal heads the ball against Elizabeth Forward last season.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Aug. 30, 2023: Girls soccer showdown pits Seneca Valley, Butler
August 29, 2023
The Seneca Valley girls soccer program has had the Midas touch over the years.

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Central Catholic’s Peter Gonzalez celebrates with Elijah Faulkner after scoring against Woodland Hills on Friday.
Trib HSSN Pennsylvania high school football rankings for Aug. 29, 2023
August football is in the books and September football kicks off for most teams, including all the scrimmaging teams that weren’t part of the Week Zero fun and frivolity.

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Moon’s Davi Jansson celebrates his goal against South Fayette on Sept. 8, 2022.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Aug. 29, 2023: Boys soccer section play commences
August 28, 2023
On Monday, it was the girls’ turn to open up section play on a new soccer season. Now on Tuesday, the boys hit the pitch for section openers.

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South Allegheny’s Cameron Epps makes a catch against Southmoreland last season.
Trib HSSN football player of the week for 2023 Week Zero
When it comes to high school football in August and early September, conditioning is huge. Many times it comes down to a battle of attrition as youngsters work their way into “football shape.”

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The Moon girls soccer team celebrates with the state championship trophy after defeating Upper Perkiomen in the PIAA Class 3A final on Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, at Cumberland Valley.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Aug. 28, 2023: Section play begins for girls soccer
August 27, 2023
Welcome to the start of section soccer action.

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Burrell takes the field against Jeannette for its season opener Friday, Aug. 26, 2023.
This week on Trib HSSN for week of Aug. 28, 2023
While most of the WPIAL schools took part in Week Zero football action, the entire district will line it up and kick it off this weekend here on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Pat Smith throws during a 7-on-7 competition.
Trib HSSN football team of the week for 2023 Week Zero
In high school football, defense plays big in November when championships are at stake.

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Gateway and Mt. Lebanon square off Friday, Aug. 25, 2023.
Mt. Lebanon makes WPIAL take notice with win over Gateway
August 25, 2023
After a two-touchdown game, Mt. Lebanon sophomore Patrick Smith declared his team is ready to shock the state.

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Butler head coach Eric Christy is in his sixth season.
Butler looking for District 10 gold this fall before returning to WPIAL in ’24
After enjoying its best football season in 24 years in 2021, Butler was looking to build on that success last fall with several key players returning.

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Albert Gallatin looking to find success as an independent
August 24, 2023
In 2021, the independent Albert Gallatin football program enjoyed one of its best seasons in decades, finishing 6-2. It was a solid turnaround for a group of seniors who began their scholastic career on a team that went 0-10 and was outscored 479-46.

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Penn Hills’ Amir Key catches a pass during practice Aug. 7 in Penn Hills.
Trib HSSN don’t-miss high school football matchups for 2023 Week Zero
As Billy Preston sang in his 1974 hit song Nothing from Nothing, “Nothin’ from nothin’ leaves nothin’.” That still holds true today, unless we’re talking about zero. In the case of a high school football schedule, zero means a whole lot.

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Western Beaver’s Tyson Florence catches a pass Aug. 10 in Industry.
Countdown to kickoff: Handful of WPIAL teams still playing Saturday home games
August 23, 2023
With the onslaught of high school stadium renovations over the last two decades, the number of WPIAL schools that play their home games on Saturday afternoons because they have no lights at their facility has shrunk to only three.

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Central Catholic head coach Ryan Lehmeier talks with former coach Terry Totten during practice Aug. 27.
Countdown to kickoff: More than 2 dozen new coaches prowling WPIAL sidelines
August 22, 2023
They are new faces in new places supplying new hopes and golden dreams.

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Belle Vernon’s Braden Laux breaks free against Martinsville Central during the PIAA Class 3A semifinals Dec. 2, 2022.
2023 Trib HSSN preseason Pennsylvania high school football rankings
The curtain rises on a new high school football season across Pennsylvania this weekend as Week Zero kicks off another year of Friday and Saturday scholastic gridiron action across the Keystone State.

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The officiating crew meets before the 2007 WPIAL Class AA championship game.
Countdown to kickoff: Rule change for 2023 alters how penalties are marked off
August 21, 2023
As with any new high school football season, there are plenty of changes with players, coaches and and even rules.

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North Hills lineman Jamar Allen works out during practice on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2023, in Ross.
Countdown to kickoff: WPIAL set for Year 2 of current football playoff format
August 20, 2023
This is the second year of the current two-year cycle for scheduling, conference alignment and playoff formats in all high school sports in the WPIAL and PIAA.

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Peters Township quarterback Chris Cibrone throws a pass on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2023, in Peters.
This week on Trib HSSN for week of Aug. 21, 2023
Let the games begin! We kick off another scholastic sports season with the start of high school football, August style this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Mt. Lebanon head coach Mike Collodi during 7-on-7 competition at Mt Lebanon High School.
2023 WPIAL Class 6A football breakdown: New coaches add intrigue to competitive field
Nearly half of the teams in the WPIAL’s largest classification have new football coaches in 2023.

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Penn Hills quarterback Julian Dugger works out on Monday, Aug. 7, 2023, in Penn Hills.
Saturday’s scrimmage schedule in WPIAL football
August 18, 2023
Training camps officially began Monday for all 127 WPIAL, City League and independent teams in Western Pennsylvania. That week concludes for all with a scrimmage.

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Montour’s Keino Fitzpatrick catches a pass on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2023, at Montour.
Montour expects to drive far in Class 4A Parkway Conference
August 11, 2023
In high school football, having a three-year starter at quarterback usually gives a team the upper hand.

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Chartiers Valley’ Julius Best catches a pass during a 7-on-7 competition at Mt. Lebanon High School.
Chartiers Valley looking to improve, compete in tough Parkway Conference
Led by Penn State recruit Lamont Payne Jr. and several other returning seniors, there was hope for Chartiers Valley in the first year of the Aaron Fitzpatrick era.

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Seneca Valley head coach Ron Butschle works with his team during practice in Jackson.
After being left out last season, Seneca Valley aims to return to Class 6A playoffs
August 7, 2023
Editor’s note: Starting today, Trib HSSN will preview one WPIAL conference per day until the start of high school football season Aug. 25.

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North Allegheny’s Tyree Alualu works out in the Tigers’ weight room on Monday, Aug. 27 2023, in McCandless.
Defending champion North Allegheny has experience to repeat in Class 6A
Editor’s note: Starting today, Trib HSSN will preview one WPIAL conference per day until the start of high school football season Aug. 25.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Ezra Heidenreich reaches for the ball against Central Valley during a 7-on-7 competition at Mt. Lebanon High School.
New coach, players looking to keep winning tradition going at Mt. Lebanon
Editor’s note: Starting today, Trib HSSN will preview one WPIAL conference per day until the start of high school football season Aug. 25.

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Central Catholic head coach Ryan Lehmeier works with his team during practice on Monday, Aug. 27 2023, in Oakland.
New coach Ryan Lehmeier hopes to make Central Catholic champions again
Editor’s note: Starting today, Trib HSSN will preview one WPIAL conference per day until the start of high school football season Aug. 25.

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Canon-McMillan’s Michael Evans throws during the Willie Thrower quarterbacks camp Saturday, May 13, 2023, at Valley High School.
Canon-McMillan leaning on seniors for breakout season in Class 6A
Editor’s note: Starting today, Trib HSSN will preview one WPIAL conference per day until the start of high school football season Aug. 25.

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Central Catholic’s Peter Gonzalez caught 42 passes for 735 yards and six touchdowns last season.
2023 Trib HSSN Preseason Football All-Star Team: Central Catholic’s Peter Gonzalez
July 31, 2023
For some programs, coming close is not good enough. There is no such thing as a silver lining.

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North Allegheny’s Khiryn Boyd celebrates after intercepting a pass against Central Catholic on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022, at West Mifflin High School.
2023 Trib HSSN Preseason Football All-Star Team: North Allegheny’s Khiryn Boyd
July 24, 2023
For all of his individual and team achievements as a junior last fall, Khiryn Boyd has stayed humble.

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The Willner brothers, Garrett and Brett, pose for a picture.
Younger brother is best friend, inspiration to Chartiers Valley assistant baseball coach
July 23, 2023
Brett Willner is a young assistant baseball coach at Chartiers Valley after an impressive playing career at South Fayette.

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Mike Gavlik
AD Mike Gavlik bids farewell to Chartiers Valley after 4-year stay
Mike Gavlik just completed his 20th year as an athletic director in the area when an opportunity arose that would bring him closer to home, so he is headed north.

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South Fayette celebrates after beating Armstrong, 2-0, in the PIHL Class 2A Penguins Cup final March 21 at UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex.
South Fayette returns to top spot of Trib Cup standings with Class 5A win
July 21, 2023
For the fourth time, the South Fayette Lions are the kings of the 5A jungles.

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The North Allegheny girls basketball team celebrates with the WPIAL championship trophy after defeating Upper St. Clair in the Class 6A final March 3 at Petersen Events Center.
North Allegheny again dominates competition in winning Class 6A Trib Cup
July 18, 2023
Last year, North Allegheny won another HSSN Trib Cup, but the 500-point margin of victory was closer than most years for the black and gold.

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North Allegheny’s Tyree Alualu leads the Tigers onto the field before the start of their game against Central Catholic last season.
2023 Trib HSSN Preseason Football All-Star Team: North Allegheny’s Tyree Alualu
July 17, 2023
A popular trend in football is an effort to de-emphasis the physical aspect of the game, such as NFL Pro Bowl flag football and 7-on-7 summer leagues.

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Montour’s Delaney Barto celebrates a victory over Elizabeth Forward in the PIAA Class 4A semifinals June 12.
Montour edges Belle Vernon for Class 4A Trib Cup in tight race
July 15, 2023
For years, Montour has come close but could not seal the deal on raising a Trib Cup championship.

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The North Catholic girls basketball team celebrates with the WPIAL championship trophy after defeating Blackhawk in Class 4A final March 4 at Petersen Events Center.
North Catholic captures Class 3A Trib Cup for 4th straight year
July 13, 2023
The historic North Catholic victory bell is ringing once again for another championship captured by the red and gold.

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Union’s Braylon Thomas celebrates as time expires in the 2022 WPIAL Class A championship game against Bishop Canevin	at Acrisure Stadium.
2023 Trib HSSN Preseason Football All-Star Team: Union’s Braylon Thomas
In 2021, Union finished 4-6 and in fifth place in the Big 7 Conference, missing out on the WPIAL Class A football playoffs.

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The Neshannock softball team celebrates with the WPIAL championship trophy after defeating Laurel in the Class 2A final June 1.
Neshannock repeats as Trib Cup champion in Class 2A
July 11, 2023
Back-to-back WPIAL championships and a district-record winning streak in softball led Neshannock to a second consecutive Trib Cup Class 2A championship.

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Union celebrates beating Aquinas Academy in the WPIAL Class A girls basketball championship game March 4 at Petersen Events Center.
Union makes history by capturing Trib Cup in Class A
July 9, 2023
History was made in the chase for the Trib Cup in Class A in 2022-23.

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North Allegheny celebrates with the trophy after beating Central Catholic to win the WPIAL Class 6A championship game Nov. 18, 2022 at Norwin.
Trib Cup celebrates 20 years of honoring all-around high school sports excellence
July 6, 2023
Happy Anniversary, Sports Cup!

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Waynesburg Central’s Andrew Layton wins the boys pole vault during the PIAA Class 2A track and field championships May 26, 2023, at Shippensburg University.
Trib HSSN Parade of Champions: Athletes celebrate WPIAL, PIAA individual titles in 2022-23
July 3, 2023
While most of the high school sports played in the fall, winter and spring put the emphasis on teams, there are some sports that are individually oriented.

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The Mt. Lebanon baseball team celebrates with the WPIAL championship trophy after defeating North Allegheny in the Class 6A final on Wednesday, May 31, 2023, at Wild Things Park.
Trib HSSN Parade of Champions: Teams celebrate WPIAL, PIAA titles in 2022-23
July 1, 2023
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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Seneca Valley pitcher Lexie Hames prepares to deliver against Hempfield on Thursday, May 11, 2023, in Jackson.
2023 Trib HSSN Softball Player of the Year: Seneca Valley’s Lexie Hames
June 30, 2023
2023 Trib HSSN Softball Player of the Year

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Strong season solidifies Chartiers Valley’s place as one of WPIAL softball’s top teams
June 25, 2023
The 2023 campaign began for the Chartiers Valley softball team by scoring 14 runs in a win over Class 6A semifinalist Pine-Richland in March.

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Chartiers Valley’s Owen Taylor celebrates his double against West Mifflin on May 1.
Strong senior class left mark on Chartiers Valley baseball program with section title
Success is measured in various ways. All WPIAL baseball programs would love to do what Riverside did and win every game played, but various victories and achievements are what determine the success of a season when all is said and done.

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Mt. Lebanon pitcher David Shields delivers during the PIAA Class 6A state championship game against Father Judge on Saturday, June 17, 2023, at Penn State.
Trib HSSN’s 2023 Baseball Player and Coach of the Year for each classification
This spring, those sitting at head of the baseball class had a chance to see a lot of unexpected title runs and in one case, perfection.

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Shaler’s Bethany Rodman drives in a run against Bethel Park during their WPIAL Class 5A playoff game on Monday, May 15, 2023, at Fox Chapel High School.
Trib HSSN’s 2023 Softball Player and Coach of the Year for each classification
June 24, 2023
This spring, those sitting at head of the softball class had a clear view of so many individual and team standout performances.

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North Penn’s Sophia Orth celebrates next to Hempfield shortstop Allison Cervola after driving in the game’s only run during the PIAA Class 6A state championship game on Thursday.
Trib HSSN Softball State Rankings for June 21, 2023
June 21, 2023
The 2023 high school softball season is history with six new PIAA champions mining diamond gold.

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Montour pitcher Kaitlin Molitoris delivers against Blue Mountain during the PIAA Class 4A state championship game Thursday.
Trib HSSN Softball State Championship Team of the Week for June 21, 2023
At some point in the near future, members of the Montour softball team will look back at the spring of 2023 with great memories of an 18-win season and reaching both the district and state championship games.

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Shaler catcher Luke Jarzynka celebrates after throwing out a Strath Haven baserunner during the PIAA Class 5A championship game Thursday.
Final Trib HSSN state baseball rankings for June 20, 2023
June 20, 2023
The 2023 high school baseball season is in the books six new state champions have been crowned.

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Riverside pitcher Christian Lucarelli delivers against Camp Hill during the PIAA Class 3A state championship game on Thursday, June 15, 2023, at Penn State.
Trib HSSN Baseball State Championship Player of the Week for June 20, 2023
Less than a week after leading Riverside to a perfect season, capped by a win the PIAA championship game at Penn State, sophomore Christian Lucarelli was out on the golf course.

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Hempfield’s Maggie Howard makes a catch at the fence against Cumberland Valley during their PIAA Class 6A semifinal June 12.
Trib 10: Riverside baseball, Hempfield softball top final power rankings
June 19, 2023
There were a lot of silver linings at the end of the district baseball and softball season.

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Trib HSSN Softball State Championship Player of the Week for June 19, 2023
The end came quickly, and it hurt.

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Riverside’s Christian Lucarelli throws out Punxsutawney’s Justin Miller during the PIAA Class 3A baseball semifinal June 12 at Slippery Rock University.
Trib HSSN Baseball State Championship Team of the Week for June 18, 2023
June 18, 2023
In 55 years as head coach of the Riverside baseball program, coach Dan Oliastro has witnessed a lot.

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North Hills forward Royce Parham (44) establishes position in the paint against Kiski Area in a 2023 WPIAL Class 5A first-round playoff game.
Royce Parham leaves North Hills to play senior year at Ohio prep school
June 17, 2023
One of the top high school basketball players in Pennsylvania is leaving the WPIAL and the state for his upcoming senior year.

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Mars’ Cole Yoskioka celebrateswith Enzo Grieco after scoring against South Fayette during the WPIAL Class 2A boys championship game May 24.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on June 17, 2023: Mars lacrosse, Shaler volleyball go for gold
June 16, 2023
The final day of the 2022-2023 high school sports season got a little busier after wet weather led to the postponement of five state baseball and softball games Friday.

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Bellefonte junior Trevor Johnson is fired up after hitting a first-pitch home run in a PIAA Class 4A first-round game against Latrobe on June 5.
WPIAL slayer Bellefonte among teams chasing PIAA titles Friday
June 15, 2023
Five more state champions will be crowned on the diamonds of Penn State University on Saturday.

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Union celebrates after beating Carmichaels in the WPIAL softball Class A championship game May 31.
PIAA Class A softball championship preview: Union vs. Tri Valley
This is the sixth season the PIAA has hosted six state championship softball games.

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Shaler’s Maya Simunovic rounds the bases after hitting a home run against Trinity during their PIAA Class 5A quarterfinal June 8.
PIAA Class 5A softball championship preview: Shaler vs. Northern York
This is the sixth season the PIAA has hosted six state championship softball games.

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Mt. Lebanon’s David Shields gestures after stealing second base against Cedar Cliff during their PIAA Class 6A semifinal Tuesday at Mt. Aloysius.
PIAA Class 6A baseball championship preview: Mt. Lebanon vs. Father Judge
This is the sixth season the PIAA has hosted six state championship baseball games.

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What to watch for in PIAA sports on June 15, 2023: ‘Western’ teams meet for 2A softball, A baseball titles
June 14, 2023
Twelve state champions will be crowned on the diamonds of Penn State University over the next two days.

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Montour starting pitcher throws Kaitlin Molitoris against Belle Vernon during the WPIAL softball Class 4A championship May 31, 2023, Lilley Field at Cal U.
                                Montour starting pitcher Kaitlin Molitoris throws against Belle Vernon during the WPIAL Class 4A championship game May 31.
PIAA Class 4A softball championship preview: Montour vs. Blue Mountain
This is the sixth season the PIAA has hosted six state championship softball games.

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Riverside’s Evan Burry celebrates on second base after tying the game with an RBI double against Punxsutawney in the fifth inning during the PIAA 3A semifinals Monday.
PIAA Class 3A baseball championship preview: Riverside vs. Camp Hill
This is the sixth season the PIAA has hosted six state championship baseball games.

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Shaler’s Luke Jarzynka celebrates after the Titans scored their first run against Plum during the WPIAL Class 5A semifinals May 23.
PIAA Class 5A baseball championship preview: Shaler vs. Strath Haven
This is the sixth season the PIAA has hosted six state championship baseball games.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Tyler Smith scores against Manheim Township during the first inning of their PIAA Class 6A first round playoff game June 5.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on June 13, 2023: Shaler, Mt. Lebanon try again to earn state final berths
June 13, 2023
Mother Nature did a great job cooperating through the district baseball and softball postseason and the first two rounds of the state playoffs.

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Union’s Olivia Williams waits for a pitch during a PIAA Class A semifinal against Claysburg-Kimmel on Monday, June 12, 2023.
Union softball team rallies again to make PIAA finals
June 12, 2023
The Union softball team is working very hard at earning the nickname the Cardiac Kids.

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Shaler’s Eloise Facher (8) is greeted by teammates at home plate after hitting a home run during the WPIAL Class 5A quarterfinals against Franklin Regional on May 17.
Trib HSSN Softball Team of the Week for June 11, 2023
June 11, 2023
The Shaler softball team has been spending most of this spring savoring perfection.

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Union starting pitcher Mia Preuhs celebrates with catcher Bela Cameron after striking out the last Carmichaels batter in the sixth inning in the WPIAL Class A softball championship game May 31.
Trib HSSN Softball Player of the Week for June 11, 2023
Following a second straight WPIAL Class A softball championship win the previous week, Union did not start the PIAA playoffs as planned.

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Hopewell’s Lucas Arrington leads the charge onto the field after the Vikings defeated Latrobe in the WPIAL Class 4A championship game May 30.
Trib HSSN Baseball Team of the Week for June 11, 2023
The new poster boys of ‘Just make it to the playoffs and anything can happen’ are the 2023 Mt. Lebanon and Hopewell baseball teams.

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Union’s celebrates after beating Carmichaels in the WPIAL Class A softball championship game May 31.
Trib HSSN broadcasts for the week of June 12, 2023
The curtain is about to drop on the 2022-2023 high school sports year, but before it does, our coverage of the state baseball and softball playoffs continue this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Neshannock pitcher Addyson Frye hugs catcher Gabby Perod after defeating Laurel in the WPIAL Class 2A championship game June 1.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on June 12, 2023: Battles of unbeatens for Neshannock softball headlines state semifinals
Halfway through the 2023 PIAA diamond playoffs, only two champions from last spring are alive heading into Semifinals Monday: DuBois Central Catholic baseball and Neshannock softball.

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Shaler pitcher Miguel Hugas is mobbed by coach Brian Junker and teammates after defeating Bethel Park during the WPIAL Class 5A championship game May 30.
Trib HSSN Baseball Player of the Week for June 11, 2023
Shaler senior Miguel Hugas was hesitant when he learned he was moving to the United States to go to high school at Shaler. However, he has no regrets now. Nor do his Titans teammates.

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Elizabeth Forward players celebrate with starting pitcher Shelby Telegdy after beating Belle Vernon in the PIAA Class 4A quarterfinals Thursday.
Trib HSSN State Softball Rankings for June 10, 2023
June 10, 2023
As we prepare for the PIAA semifinals Monday, it looks like when it comes to state softball, the southwest may be best.

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Riverside’s Evan Burry drives in a run against Neshannock during the WPIAL Class 3A championship game May 31.
Trib HSSN State Baseball Rankings for June 10, 2023
Some classes underwent major changes while others are virtually the same in the latest Trib HSSN baseball rankings as we hit the midway point of the PIAA postseason.

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Shaler’s Connor Hamrick celebrates his double next to Penn-Trafford’s Brayden Stone during their PIAA Class 5A state quarterfinal on Thursday, June 8, 2023, at Gateway.
4 WPIAL teams set for PIAA baseball semifinals
June 9, 2023
In the first five years of the six-classification format, the WPIAL has averaged just over three teams per year participating in the PIAA baseball finals.

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Shaler pitcher Bria Bosiljevac celebrates after getting a strikeout against Trinity during their PIAA Class 5A quarterfinal on Thursday, June 8, 2023, at Gateway.
7 WPIAL softball teams advance to PIAA semifinals
WPIAL teams are guaranteed to be represented at the PIAA softball championships next week at Penn State in both Class 5A and 4A.

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Riverside pitcher Christian Lucarelli delivers against Neshannock during the WPIAL Class 3A championship game May 31.
Trib 10: As playoff field dwindles, undefeated WPIAL teams power on
June 8, 2023
The field of teams from the WPIAL still hunting state gold continues to shrink.

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Shaler’s Ella Nash celebrates as she rounds the bases after Bethany Rodman’s home run against Trinity during their PIAA Class 5A quarterfinal on Thursday, June 8, 2023, at Gateway.
Shaler uses long ball to turn tables on Trinity, move on to PIAA semifinals
What a difference two weeks makes.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Jacob Tinnemeyer (17) is greeted by teammates at the dugout after scoring against North Allegheny during the Class 6A championship game May 31.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on June 7, 2023: 21 baseball, softball teams venture into state quarterfinals
June 7, 2023
The WPIAL sent a total of 37 baseball and softball teams to the PIAA postseason.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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A team that wins its section outright and is victorious in 19 of 22 games during the regular season expect to be rewarded with a higher seed.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Dante Scalise and Central Catholic are in first place in Class 3A.
PIHL standings, playoff clinchings through Feb. 5, 2023
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Quaker Valley’s Jack Kazalas has his hand raised in victory after defeating Chartiers Valley’s Brady Joling in the 121-pound finals of the Allegheny County wrestling championships Jan. 21.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Feb. 4, 2023: Rematches headline team wrestling semifinals
February 4, 2023
They made history last year when they met in the WPIAL team wrestling 2A finals. Now they will collide again, a round earlier in the district semifinals.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Plum’s Zach Miller celebrates his hat trick goal with teammates during their game against Fox Chapel on Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, at Alpha Ice Arena in Harmar.
PIHL standings, playoff clinchings through Jan. 29, 2023
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Norwin’s Lauren Palangio fights for a rebound with North Allegheny’s Kellie McConnell Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023 at North Allegheny High School.
Trib HSSN girls basketball team of the week for Jan. 29, 2023
Since coming to North Allegheny prior to the 2017 season as the girls basketball coach, Spencer Stefko and his Tigers have won…a lot.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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