Author: Don Rebel


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Neshannock’s Mairan Haggerty celebrates after hitting a 3-pointer against OLSH during the WPIAL Class 2A championship game on Friday, March. 4, 2022, at Petersen Events Center.
What to watch for in high school sports for March 18, 2022: Basketball semifinals tip off
March 17, 2022
Welcome to Semifinals Friday in the PIAA basketball playoffs.

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Quaker Valley’s Daniel Bartels celebrates with Markus Frank during their PIAA Class 4A first round state playoff game against Hickory on Tuesday, March 8, 2022, in Leetsdale.
Quaker Valley rises to top of Trib 10 basketball power rankings
For the second week in a row, there is a change at the top of the boys and girls Trib 10 power rankings, and the field of district teams still alive for state gold continues to dwindle.

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North Catholic’s Tori Drevna shoots a 3-pointer next to Freedom’s Shaye Bailey during the WPIAL Class 3A championship game on Thursday, March. 3, 2022, at Petersen Events Center.
PIAA semifinal games to be broadcast on Trib HSSN
The PIAA basketball playoffs have reached the final four this weekend here on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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What to watch for in high school sports for March 17, 2022: Division II semifinals on tap
March 16, 2022
PIHL semifinals week concludes Thursday with a pair of Division II games at RMU Island Sports Center on Neville Island.

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Bishop Canevin’s Trey Champine scores past Union defenders during the WPIAL Class A championship game on Thursday, March. 3, 2022, at Petersen Events Center.
Trib HSSN boys basketball state rankings for March 16, 2022
We have seen in the past, complete turmoil takes over this time of year when it comes to the state rankings with so many head-to-head clashes.

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North Catholic’s Anastasia Peterson celebrates after scoring next to Freedom’s Cadence Gorajewski during the WPIAL Class 3A championship game on Thursday, March. 3, 2022, at Petersen Events Center.
Trib HSSN girls basketball state rankings for March 16, 2022
Eleven girls basketball teams saw two dreams come to an end this past week.

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Avonworth’s Peyton Falukner shoots a 3-pointer over South Allegheny’s Michael Michalski during their WPIAL Class 3A semifinal Feb. 28.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on March 16, 2022: Avonworth, Aliquippa square off
Welcome to Quarterfinals Wednesday in the PIAA basketball playoffs.

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Neshannock’s Neleh Nogay (center) celebrates with Addilae Watts (left) and Aaralyn Nogay after defeating OLSH in the WPIAL Class 2A championship game March 4 at Petersen Events Center.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on March 15, 2022: Shenango gets 4th crack at Neshannock
March 14, 2022
High scoring, mid-scoring or low scoring — none of those have worked yet for the Shenango girls basketball team against rival Neshannock.

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New Castle’s Mike Wells dunks during the fourth quarter of a WPIAL Class 5A semifinal against Gateway on Feb. 28 at UMPC Events Center in Moon.
Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Player of the Week for March 14, 2022
In the past, WPIAL basketball championship game participants always had to deal with the title game hangover.

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North Catholic’s Alayna Rocco shoots a 3-pointer against Laurel during a WPIAL Class 3A quarterfinal Feb. 23 in Cranberry.
Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Player of the Week for March 14, 2022
Being the son or daughter of a high school basketball coach has its ups and downs.

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North Catholic’s Anastasia Peterson battles Freedom’s Shaye Bailey for a loose ball during the WPIAL Class 3A championship game on Thursday, March. 3, 2022, at Petersen Events Center.
Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Team of the Week: March 13, 2022
March 13, 2022
A nice run in the district playoffs landed the Freedom girls basketball team in the Class 3A title game against Section 1 foe North Catholic. The Trojans captured their 21st WPIAL crown with a 48-43 victory.

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New Castle’s Mike Wells battles Gateway’s Taili Thompson for a loose ball during their WPIAL Class 5A semifinal on Monday, Feb. 28, 2022, at UMPC Events Center in Moon.
Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Team of the Week: March 13, 2022
Through six games, the Gateway boys basketball team didn’t look like a district final four team or a state elite eight squad.

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Pine-Richland’s Ryan Peacock takes a shot against Central Catholic during PIHL first round playoff action on Monday, March 7, 2022 at the Baierl Ice Center.
What to watch for in high school sports for March 14, 2022: PIHL semifinals begin
A busy week of high school hockey semifinals action begins Monday.

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Laurel Highlands’ Brandon Davis drives past Highlands’ Bradyn Foster during their PIAA Class 5A second-round game Friday, March 11, 2022, at Norwin High School.
TribLive HSSN sports broadcasts for week of March 14-20, 2022
The fields are dwindling as the postseason pucks reach the final four and the state basketball hits the quarterfinals and semifinals this week here on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Fox Chapel’s Russell Fenton celebrates after a Foxes 3-pointer during the WPIAL Class 6A championship game against North Hills on March 5.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on March 12, 2022: WPIAL, City League champs to clash
March 11, 2022
The second round of the PIAA boys basketball playoffs Saturday is highlighted by a clash of champions in Class 6A.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Ashleigh Connor scores past Upper St. Clair’s Katelyn Robbins and Molly James during the WPIAL Class 6A championship game on Friday, March 4, 2022, at Petersen Events Center.
This weekend on Trib HSSN: March 11-12, 2022
The PIAA individual wrestling concludes while the state basketball playoffs head to Round 2 this weekend here on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Seton LaSalle’s Mallory Daly drives on OLSH’s Mia Grisafi during WPIAL Class 2A semifinal action Monday, Feb. 28, 2022, at Peters Township High School.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for March 11, 2022: Shenango-Seton LaSalle to clash on court
Nine months ago, the two schools met for WPIAL gold. Now Shenango battles Seton LaSalle with a spot in the PIAA girls basketball quarterfinals at stake.

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The Blackhawk girls basketball team celebrates after time expires in the WPIAL Class 4A championship game against Knoch on March 5 at Petersen Events Center.
Trib 10: After WPIAL finals, new teams take top spots in power rankings
March 10, 2022
All year long, the North Hills boys and Chartiers Valley girls basketball programs sat atop the weekly Trib 10 power rankings.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Mac Stout wrestles Quaker Valley’s Patrick Cutchember in the 189-pound final during the 2022 Allegheny County Wrestling Tournament on Jan. 15.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on March 10, 2022: State wrestling championships open in Hershey
The curtain opens on the biggest three days of the year for scholastic wrestling fans.

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North Catholic’s Dacia Lewandowski drives past Freedom’s Olivia Evans during the WPIAL Class 3A championship game Thursday.
Trib HSSN Girls Basketball State Rankings for March 9, 2022
March 9, 2022
With the Road to Hershey open, now the dominoes are starting to fall.

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Quaker Valley’s Adou Thiero drives to the basket against Hickory’s Jackson Pryts during their PIAA Class 4A first-round playoff game Tuesday.
Trib HSSN Boys Basketball State Rankings for March 9, 2022
David Bowie did not have the state boys hoops rankings in mind when he wrote his 1971 hit song, “Changes.”

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Blackhawk’s Alena Fusetti drives between Knoch’s Nina Shaw and Maddie Boyer during the WPIAL Class 4A championship game on Saturday, March 5, 2022, at Petersen Events Center.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on March 9, 2022: More PIAA opening round matchups
The opening round of the PIAA basketball postseason is set to conclude Wednesday.

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Upper St. Clair’s Rylee Kalocay battles North Allegheny’s Lydia Betz for a loose ball during their WPIAL Class 6A semifinal Feb. 26.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on March 8, 2022: PIAA basketball playoffs tip off
March 7, 2022
The Road to Hershey opens up Tuesday, a lot sooner this year than in past years.

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Bishop Canevin celebrates beating Aquinas Academy in the WPIAL Class A girls basketball championship game Saturday at Petersen Events Center.
Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Team of the Week for March 7, 2022
In each of its five previous WPIAL girls basketball championship runs since 2013, Bishop Canevin had high expectations, with teams that were always seeded in the top four.

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Laurel Highlands’ Rodney Gallagher scores against New Castle’s Mike Wells during the WPIAL Class 5A championship game Friday at Petersen Events Center.
Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Player of the Week for March 7, 2022
No two gold strikes are alike.

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Laurel Highlands’ Keondre Deshields dunks over New Castle’s Cahmari Perkins during the WPIAL Class 5A championship game on Friday, March 4, 2022, at Petersen Events Center.
This week on Trib HSSN for week of March 7, 2022
March 6, 2022
The February Frenzy truly becomes the Madness of March with the start of the PIAA basketball and PIHL hockey playoffs this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Shady Side Academy’s Eli Teslovich drives past Avonworth defenders during the WPIAL Class 3A championship game on Friday, March 4, 2022, at Petersen Events Center.
Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Team of the Week: March 6, 2022
After back-to-back sub-500 seasons, the Shady Side Academy boys basketball team turned the corner last season with a young roster.

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South Fayette’s Maddie Webber celebrates as time expires in the WPIAL Class 5A championship game against Chartiers Valley on Saturday, March 5, 2022, at Petersen Events Center.
Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Player of the Week: March 6, 2022
South Fayette was the No. 2 seed in the WPIAL Class 5A girls basketball tournament, but few gave them or anyone else a chance as top-seeded Chartiers Valley was shooting for a fourth straight district title.

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What to watch for in H.S. sports for March 7, 2022: PIHL Penguins Cup playoffs commence
The puck drops on the 2022 PIHL postseason this week with six quarterfinals games Monday, seven more Tuesday and the final three Thursday.

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Penn-Trafford’s Damian Dynys celebrates with goalie Jackson Kerrigan after defeating Latrobe, 5-3, on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022, at Kirk Nevin Arena.
Final 2021-22 PIHL regular-season standings through March 6, 2022
Here are the final PIHL high school hockey standings through the end of the regular season.

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Latrobe’s Elle Snyder (10) celebrates with Camille Dominick after defeating Woodland Hills, 76-65, on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, at Greater Latrobe High School.
WPIAL qualifiers for 2022 PIAA girls basketball tournament
The 2022 WPIAL basketball playoffs are in the books, so now area teams that have qualified are preparing to ride the Road to Hershey this week.

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Penn Hills’ Julian Dugger celebrates after scoring against Gateway during a Section 3-5A game on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, at Gateway High School.
WPIAL qualifiers for 2022 PIAA boys basketball tournament
With the Path to the Pete complete, the focus turns to the Road to Hershey and the start of the PIAA basketball postseason this week.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Gina Smith hugs Ashleigh Connor as time winds down against Bethel Park during their WPIAL Class 6A semifinal on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022, at UMPC Events Center in Moon.
Trib HSSN set to broadcast 2022 WPIAL championships for basketball, swimming, wrestling
March 3, 2022
The gold will be flowing on the hardwood, the mats and the pool as Championship Week for WPIAL winter sports continues on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Gina Smith hugs Ashleigh Connor as time winds down against Bethel Park during their WPIAL Class 6A semifinal on Saturday.
Which WPIAL girls basketball teams have qualified for the state playoffs?
March 2, 2022
As the Path to the Pete and the 2022 WPIAL basketball playoffs conclude with the championship games this week, the Road to Hershey and the start of the PIAA basketball postseason is less than a week away.

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North Hills’ Devin Burgess (left) and his teammates celebrate a 3-pointer during their WPIAL Class 6A semifinal against Mt. Lebanon on Tuesday.
Which WPIAL boys basketball teams have qualified for the state playoffs?
As the Path to the Pete and the 2022 WPIAL basketball playoffs conclude with the championship games this week, the Road to Hershey and the start of the PIAA basketball postseason is less than a week away.

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Chartiers Valley’s Helene Cowan (5) celebrates with Perri Page and Hallie Cowan after scoring against Moon during their Section 1-5A game on Jan. 13.
Trib 10: WPIAL semifinals shake up girls power rankings
The drop from the final four to the finals was a steep one as nearly half of the girls basketball teams from last week saw their title district hopes and their spot in the weekly Trib HSSN power rankings disappear.

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Chartiers Valley senior Helene Cowan drives past Moon senior Emma Theodorsson in a WPIAL Class 5A semifinal March 1 at Peters Township.
Trib HSSN girls basketball state rankings for March 1, 2022
March 1, 2022
The changes, they are a-coming in the latest edition of the Trib HSSN girls basketball state rankings.

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Quaker Valley’s Adou Thiero dunks against Lincoln Park during a WPIAL Class 4A semifinal on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022, at UMPC Events Center in Moon.
Trib HSSN boys basketball state rankings for March 1, 2022
The elite boys basketball teams around the state enjoyed the love as they continue to win through the district playoffs.

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Deer Lakes’ Nathan Buechel and Derek Burketts (4) defend on Blackhawk’s Lorenzo Jenkins during first round 2A WPIAL playoff action on Friday, Feb. 18, 2022 at Deer Lakes High School.
Deer Lakes is hottest team in its class
Outside of Quaker Valley and Montour, the top two seeds in the WPIAL Class 4A boys basketball playoffs, the hottest team in the classification coming into the postseason was Section 1 third-place finisher Deer Lakes.

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Shady Side Academy’s Eli Teslovich steals the ball from South Allegheny’s Mike Michalski during their game on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022, in Fox Chapel.
This week on Trib HSSN for week of Feb. 28, 2022
February 27, 2022
Championship Week for several WPIAL winter sports is so big, we are breaking the golden week in half here on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Penn-Trafford’s Aiden Alberts celebrates his empty net goal to seal the victory over Latrobe on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022, at Kirk Nevin Arena.
2021-22 PIHL standings, playoff clinchings through Feb. 27, 2022
Here are the latest PIHL high school hockey standings through Sunday, Feb. 27.

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New Castle’s Mike Wells is fouled by Laurel Highlands’ Rodney Gallagher during a 2021 WPIAL Class 5A semifinal.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Feb. 24, 2022: Odds against underdogs in Class 5A
February 23, 2022
Welcome to Quarterfinals Thursday, the second of three nights of WPIAL basketball second-round games.

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North Hills’ Matt Seidl scores over North Allegheny’s Erik Sundgren during their Section 1-6A game on Jan. 7.
Trib 10: Top teams defend their spots as WPIAL basketball semifinals approach
All was quiet on the Western Pa. front this past week as the elite teams either disposed of first-round opponents easily or bypassed the opening round with a bye in the quarterfinals.

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Lincoln Park’s LA Pratt shoots over North Catholic’s Max Rottmann during the WPIAL Class 4A championship game on Monday, March 15, 2021, at North Allegheny High School.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Feb. 23, 2022: Basketball quarterfinals begin
One round is in the books, now it’s time to move on to Round 2 on the Path to the Pete.

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Upper St. Clair’s Porter Rauch shoots a free throw against Penn-Trafford in a Class 6A playoff game Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022.
Scorching start carries Upper St. Clair past Penn-Trafford in Class 6A
February 22, 2022
There is a term thrown around a lot around tournament time: one and done.

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Chartiers Valley’s Perri Page scores over Moon defenders during their Section 1-5A game on Jan. 13.
Trib HSSN Girls Basketball State Rankings for Feb. 22, 2022
Wash, rinse, repeat.

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Ellwood City’s Joseph Roth drives to the basket past South Allegheny’s Ethan Kirkwood during the 2021 WPIAL Class 3A championship game.
Trib HSSN Boys Basketball State Rankings for Feb. 22, 2022
This past week was the quiet before the ranking storm.

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Pine-Richland’s Owen Luellen shoots as Butler’s Raine Gratzmiller draws an offensive foul during their game Feb. 4.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Feb. 22, 2022: First round ends with appealing matchups
February 21, 2022
Welcome to the final day of the first round in the 2022 WPIAL basketball playoffs.

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Peters Township’s Journey Thompson scores past Garnet Valley’s Morgan Falcone during the 2019 PIAA Class 6A girls championship game.
Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Player of the Week for Feb. 21, 2022
When Journey Thompson started her high school career at Peters Township, she was a starter on a perfect team.

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Lincoln Park’s Brandin Cummings celebrates a 3-pointer against Montour during the first half of a Section 2-4A game Jan. 14.
Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Player of the Week for Feb. 21, 2022
Lincoln Park sophomore Brandin Cummings has always been close with his older brother Nelly, who starred with the Leopards and graduated in 2017 before playing his college ball at Bowling Green and Colgate.

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Shaler’s Logan Bernesser shoots a free throw against South Fayette in a WPIAL Class 5A playoff game Monday, Feb. 21, 2022.
Logan Bernesser powers Shaler past South Fayette in overtime win
Shaler senior Logan Bernesser registered a double-double in a dominating first-round performance.

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Deer Lakes’ Armend Karpuzzi (left) celebrates with Justin Brannagan after Brannagan’s 3-pointer to beat Blackhawk, 39-37, at the buzzer during WPIAL Class 2A first-round playoff action Friday, Feb. 18, 2022, at Deer Lakes High School.
Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Team of the Week for week ending Feb. 20, 2022
February 20, 2022
Outside of Quaker Valley and Montour, the top two seeds in the WPIAL Class 4A boys basketball playoffs, the hottest team in the classification coming into the postseason was Section 1 third-place finisher Deer Lakes.

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Mohawk’s Erynne Capalbo (right) helped lead the Warriors into the 2021 WPIAL playoffs.
Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Team of the Week for week ending Feb. 20, 2022
While most of last season’s WPIAL basketball champions continued to enjoy great success this winter, that wasn’t the case for the Mohawk girls basketball program.

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Penn Hills’ Noah Barren pressures Gateway’s Kaleb Pryor during their Section 3-5A game on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, at Gateway High School.
Trib HSSN broadcast schedule for week of Feb. 21-26
The February Frenzy is off and running with winter sports postseason action galore all week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Ellwood City’s Joseph Roth shoots a 3-pointer during the WPIAL Class 3A championship game against South Allegheny on Monday, March 15, 2021, at North Allegheny High School.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Feb. 21, 2022: Class 5A, 3A boys playoff matchups on tap
Welcome to Day 2 of Round 1 in the 2022 WPIAL basketball playoffs.

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North Catholic’s Tay Melis (center) celebrates his game-tying goal in the final seconds of regulation with Evan Robbins (right) and Mario Smith during their game against Norwin on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022, at UPMC Lemieux Complex in Cranberry.
PIHL standings, Penguins Cup playoff clinchings through Feb. 20, 2022
Here are the latest PIHL high school hockey standings through Sunday, Feb. 20.

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Chartiers Valley’s Josh Savasnick earned his 100th career victory during the 2021-22 season.
Chartiers Valley wrestlers find individual success
February 19, 2022
This season has been a wild ride on the mat for the Chartiers Valley wrestling team.

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Development of young Chartiers Valley players provides optimism for future
What a difference a goal or two would have made for the Chartiers Valley hockey team.

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Keystone Oaks’ Eriona Neal shoots a free throw against Brownsville in the WPIAL Class 3A playoffs Friday, Feb. 18, 2022.
Keystone Oaks shakes off slow start, tops Brownsville in Class 3A first round
February 18, 2022
The Keystone Oaks girls basketball program had not lost an opening playoff game, preliminary or first round, since 2006.

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Allderdice’s Michael Quigley shoots a 3-pointer against Obama Academy during a City League game on Jan. 26 in Squirrel Hill.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports Feb. 19-20, 2022: Allderdice boys, girls to play for City League titles
The WPIAL basketball championships return to the Petersen Events Center on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh in two weeks after a one-year absence due to the pandemic.

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Lincoln Park’s L.A. Pratt and Dontay Green celebrate after Pratt’s winning shot against Montour in their Section 2-4A game Jan. 14 in Midland.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Feb. 18, 2022: Basketball playoffs tip off
February 17, 2022
Welcome to the Path to the Pete.

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North Catholic’s Andrew Maddalon blocks the shot of Burrell’s Tucker Bitar on Jan. 21 at North Catholic High School.
Catch WPIAL basketball playoffs, wrestling championships live on Trib HSSN
The curtain rises on the 2022 WPIAL basketball playoffs, plus it’s Day 1 of the 2022 WPIAL Class 2A individual wrestling championships coming up Friday on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Chartiers Valley’s Helene Cowan drives to the basket to score past Moon’s Reilly Sunday during their Section 1-5A game on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, at Chartiers Valley High School.
Trib 10: Power rankings get facelift on eve of WPIAL playoffs
February 16, 2022
The regular season is over and now the curtain is about to rise on the district postseason.

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Chartiers Valley head coach Tim McConnell celebrates with Perri Page and Aislin Malcolm during their Section 1-5A game against Moon on Jan. 13, 2022, at Chartiers Valley High School.
Trib HSSN Girls Basketball State Rankings for Feb. 15, 2022
February 15, 2022
By this weekend, most of the 12 high school districts that make up the PIAA will be done with the regular season and starting their district playoffs.

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OLSH’s Rocco Spadafora celebrates after scoring against Avonworth on Monday, Jan. 24, 2022, in Moon.
Trib HSSN Boys Basketball State Rankings for Feb. 15, 2022
Three boys basketball teams are on the outs and two new squads are now sitting on top of their classification as we hit the midway point of the February frenzy with the latest Trib HSSN boys basketball state rankings.

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Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Team of the Week for Feb. 14, 2022
Mark Stanley returned as head coach of the Union boys basketball program to begin his second stint before the 2017 season.

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North Catholic’s Max Rottman scores past Burrell’s Brandon Coury and Tajean Degore on Friday, Jan. 21, 2022, at North Catholic High School.
This week on the TribLive High School Sports Network: Week of Feb. 14, 2022
February 13, 2022
Give all your love to your sweetheart Monday, then prepare for the start of the high school basketball and individual wrestling postseason this weekend on the Trib High School Sports Network.

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Mars coach Dana Petruska, with her son Dave, share a laugh during practice of the annual Cager Classic March 21, 2019, at Highlands High School.
Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Team of the Week for Feb. 13, 2022
Dana Petruska started her coaching career at Mars in 1986. After the 2005 season, she took over at her alma mater and coached Deer Lakes for nearly a decade before returning to coach the Fightin’ Planets in 2015.

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Greensburg Central Catholic’s Emma Riley (10) battles Winchester Thurston’s Nadia Moore for a loose ball during their game on Monday, Jan. 31, 2022, in Carbon.
Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Player of the Week for Feb. 13, 2022
Winchester Thurston junior Nadia Moore was like the Energizer Bunny last week. They wound her up Monday, and she just kept going and going and going all week.

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Latrobe’s J.D. Robinson takes a shot against Hempfield on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, at Kirk S. Nevin Arena.
2021-22 PIHL standings with Penguins Cup playoff clinchings through Feb. 13, 2022
Here are the latest PIHL high school hockey standings through Sunday, Feb. 13.

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Quaker Valley’s Adou Thiero scores past Lincoln Park’s L.A. Pratt during their Section 2-4A game on Friday, Jan. 21, 2022, in Midland.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Feb. 14, 2022: Basketball brackets to be unveiled
On this Monday, drive time is prime time.

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Central Valley’s Carolyn Grimm (first), Hopewell’s Ashlynn Ealy (second) and Hempfield’s Kayce Tomasic (third) celebrate with their medals in the Diamond Division at the WPIAL gymnastics championships last year.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Feb. 12, 2022: Gold up for grabs in gymnastics, wrestling
February 12, 2022
District championships will be captured in gymnastics while state titles are up for grabs in team wrestling on a golden Saturday.

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Bethel Park’s Riley Miller works against Upper St. Clair’s Samantha Prunzik during their Section 2-6A game Jan. 7.
WPIAL girls basketball playoff clinching scenarios as of Feb. 11, 2022
The 2022 WPIAL girls basketball playoff field is nearly set.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Joey Peters shoots a free throw against Upper St. Clair on Friday, Feb. 11, 2022.
Mt. Lebanon stops Upper St. Clair to grab share of section crown
February 11, 2022
This time of year, coaches talk about how defense wins championships.

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Rodney Gallagher and Laurel Highlands are the likely top seed in Class 5A.
WPIAL boys basketball playoff field set
The 2022 WPIAL boys basketball playoff field is set as 86 teams have punched their ticket for the Path to the Pete.

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Central Catholic’s Payton Wehner scores during a Section 3-6A game against Fox Chapel on Jan. 18.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Feb. 11, 2022: Are section champs in mood to share?
February 10, 2022
The final night of section play in WPIAL boys basketball comes down to a Class 6A version of a two-for-one sale.

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Moon’s Emma Theodorsson celebrates after scoring against Chartiers Valley during a Section 1-5A game Jan. 13.
WPIAL girls basketball playoff clinching scenarios as of Feb. 10, 2022
Two days remain in section play in the WPIAL girls basketball regular season.

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Hampton’s Biz Watson celebrates a Lady Talbots 3-pointer during their Section 2-5A game against Plum on Dec. 16, 2021.
WPIAL girls basketball clinching scenarios as of Feb. 9, 2022
February 9, 2022
Less than a week remains in section play in the WPIAL girls basketball regular season.

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Butler’s Braylon Littlejohn drives against Pine-Richland’s Andrew Alexander on Friday.
WPIAL boys basketball clinching scenarios as of Feb. 9, 2022
Less than a week remains in section play in the WPIAL boys basketball regular season.

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Serra Catholic’s Chloe Pordash scores late in the second half of a 2020 state playoff game against Penns Manor.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Feb. 10, 2022: Head-to-head battle for section crown
For most of the district girls basketball teams, Thursday marks the end of the fight — the end of battling for section crowns, playoff positioning and postseason berths.

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North Hills’ Alex Smith brings the ball upcourt against North Allegheny on Jan. 7, 2022, in McCandless.
Trib 10: Top teams in power rankings tuning up for playoffs
Like sands in the hourglass, so go the dwindling days of the regular season.

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Fox Chapel’s Eli Yofan defends against Central Catholic’s Langston Moses during their Section 3-6A game on Jan. 18.
WPIAL boys basketball playoff clinching scenarios as of Feb. 8, 2022
Less than a week remains in section play in the WPIAL boys basketball regular season.

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Jonna Burke has the Shady Side Academy girls team on the verge of a playoff berth.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Feb. 9, 2022: Shady Side Academy on verge on playoffs
February 8, 2022
During the offseason, Jonna Burke surprised many in the WPIAL basketball bubble by leaving as head coach at her alma mater Bethel Park to take over the girls basketball program at Shady Side Academy.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Gina Smith drives to the basket past Upper St. Clair’s Kate Moore during their Section 2-6A game Jan. 17.
Trib HSSN girls basketball state rankings for Feb. 8, 2022
Postseason basketball is in the air as the regular season concludes.

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North Hills’ Royce Parham dunks during the fourth quarter against North Allegheny on Jan. 7.
Trib HSSN boys basketball state rankings for Feb. 8, 2022
As we get closer to the end of the regular season and the start of the district playoffs, the weekly Trib HSSN boys basketball state rankings have become a battle of the super powers between two districts in the east and west.

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Keystone Oaks and Deer Lakes square off Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022.
Deer Lakes uses second-half rally to dash Keystone Oaks’ playoff hopes
Keystone Oaks came into its home game Tuesday with its playoff hopes on life support.

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Woodland Hills’ Kayla Walter drives against Latrobe’s Bailey Watson during their game Jan. 20.
WPIAL girls basketball playoff clinching scenarios as of Feb. 7, 2022
February 7, 2022
Less than a week remains in section play in the WPIAL girls basketball regular season.

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Butler’s Raine Gratzmiller scores past Pine-Richland’s Nate Zavasky on Friday.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Feb. 8, 2022: Butler battling for playoff spot
In the last three years, the Butler boys basketball team lost to Mt. Lebanon in the 6A finals in 2019, beat the Blue Devils to win district gold in 2020 and lost to eventual champion Upper St. Clair in the WPIAL semifinals last year.

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Ellwood City’s Alexander Roth celebrates after making a 3-pointer during last year’s WPIAL Class 3A championship game against South Allegheny.
Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Team of the Week for Feb. 7, 2022
They are the poster child of every darkhorse high school basketball team when the playoffs tip off.

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Winchester Thurston’s Jackson Juzang averages close to 26 points per game.
Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Player of the Week for Feb. 7, 2022
As Jackson Juzang wraps up a marvelous high school basketball career at Winchester Thurston, he accomplished a personal achievement this past week. Now he’s focused on the team goal.

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Pine-Richland’s Andy Swartout lofts a shot at the final buzzer against Butler on Friday, Feb. 4, 2022, in Pine.
WPIAL boys basketball playoff clinchings through Feb. 6, 2022
February 6, 2022
There is one week remaining in section play in the WPIAL boys basketball regular season.

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Upper St. Clair’s Mia Brown works past Bethel Park’s Emma Dziegowski during their Section 2-6A game Jan. 7.
WPIAL girls basketball playoff clinchings as of Feb. 6, 2022
One week remains in section play in the WPIAL girls basketball regular season.

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Chartiers Valley’s (11) Perri Page is defended by Trinity’s Eden Williamson (20) last year’s WPIAL Class 5A championship game.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Feb. 7, 2022: Top girls team has chance to clinch
The final week of section play in WPIAL basketball begins with a full slate of section contests in girls hoops.

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Hempfield’s Aiden Dunlap takes a shot against Latrobe on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, at Kirk S. Nevin Arena
2021-22 PIHL standings through Feb. 6, 2022
Here are the latest PIHL high school hockey standings through Sunday, Feb. 6.

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Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Team of the Week for Feb. 6, 2022
Last year, Albert Gallatin reached the WPIAL girls basketball postseason for the first time since 2013.

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Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Player of the Week for Feb. 6, 2022
Last year, Mallory Daly made a big splash to start her high school basketball career.

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Baldwin’s Owen Hutchison drives past Woodland Hills’ Timothy Jenkins on Dec. 13, 2021, at Franklin Regional High School.
Trib HSSN broadcasts for week of Feb. 7-12, 2022
Like a blast of arctic air, the first full week of February carries a large punch, including the final week of the high school basketball regular season this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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The Bethel Park and Upper St. Clair boys basketball teams square off Feb. 5, 2022, at Upper St. Clair.
Upper St. Clair avenges loss to rival Bethel Park in battle for 1st place in Section 2-6A
February 5, 2022
Last week, four teams were tied for first place in Section 2-6A boys basketball.

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Upper St. Clair’s Porter Rauch celebrates next a basket during a state playoff game against Erie last season.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Feb. 5, 2022: First place up for grabs in boys basketball showdowns
February 4, 2022
Sole possession of first place with one week remaining in section play is at stake in not one, but two WPIAL boys basketball makeup games Saturday.

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Chartiers Valley’s Perri Page scores over Moon’s Sarah Santicola during their Section 1-5A game on Jan. 13.
Trib 10: New team at the top of girls basketball power rankings
February 3, 2022
There was not a lot of movement in the boys basketball weekly Trib 10, but there were some seismic tremors in the girls basketball power rankings this week.

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Pine-Richland’s Anthony Ferraro wrestles Dylan Coy of North Allegheny in the 126-pound final during the Allegheny County Wrestling Tournament on Jan. 15.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Feb. 2, 2022: WPIAL team wrestling field hits mats
February 1, 2022
Only twice in Burrell’s 15-year WPIAL Class 2A team wrestling championship run have the Bucs had to participate in the first round of the district team tournament.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Reagan Murdoch celebrates with Ashleigh Connor after scoring during their Section 2-6A game against Upper St. Clair on Jan. 17.
Trib HSSN girls basketball state rankings for Feb. 1, 2022
The February Frenzy is already living up to its name as half of the six classifications have a new top-ranked team in the latest weekly edition of the Trib HSSN state Top 5 girls basketball rankings.

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OLSH’s Dawson Summers dunks against Avonworth Jan. 24 in Moon.
Trib HSSN boys basketball state rankings for Feb. 1, 2022
We close out the month of January with a little shuffling of the deck in the weekly Trib HSSN boys basketball state rankings.

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Lincoln Park’s Dontay Green celebrates after defeating Montour, 51-49, in a Section 2-4A game Jan. 14.
WPIAL boys basketball playoff clinchings for Feb. 1, 2022
Less than two weeks remain in section play in the WPIAL boys basketball regular season.

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Chartiers Valley and South Fayette tip off Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022.
Second-half surge pushes South Fayette past Chartiers Valley
For two quarters, the South Fayette boys basketball team was limited to 26 points and trailed by double digits by halftime at Chartiers Valley.

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Trib HSSN Boys Basktball Player of the Week for Jan. 31, 2022
January 31, 2022
On the football field, Armstrong junior Cadin Olsen is one of the top quarterbacks in the district. He finished third in the WPIAL is passing this fall with 2,501 yards and 28 touchdown passes.

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Ben Lane helped Freeport to a pair of important wins last week.
Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Team of the Week for Jan. 31, 2022
When last week began, the Freeport boys basketball team was in fourth place in Section 1-4A.

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The Mt. Lebanon girls basketball team celebrates after defeating Upper St. Clair, 44-37, in a Section 2-6A game Jan. 17.
WPIAL girls basketball playoff clinchings for Jan. 31, 2022
Less than two weeks remain in section play in the WPIAL girls basketball regular season.

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North Allegheny’s Anthony Howard scores during overtime against Pine-Richland on Friday, Dec. 17, 2021, at North Allegheny High School.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Feb. 1, 2022: Playoff picture still unclear in Class 6A
Welcome to the start of the February Frenzy. The first two weeks of the shortest month of the year concludes the regular season while the final two weeks feature the first three rounds of the WPIAL basketball playoffs.

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Winchester Thurston’s Maya Roberts handles the ball against Serra Catholic in the WPIAL Class 2A semifinals Tuesday, March 9, 2021.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Jan. 31, 2022: Basketball section titles on the line
January 30, 2022
Welcome to the final day of the first month of the year and the start of the stretch run of the 2022 WPIAL basketball regular season.

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Montour’s Vason Stevenson plays against Lincoln Park during a Section 2-4A game on Friday, Jan. 14, 2022, in Midland.
This week on the TribLive High School Sports Network: Week of Jan. 31, 2022
We say so long to January and hello to February, the shortest month that carries a mighty strong playoff punch.

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Emily Schuck (left) is a senior on the OLSH girls basketball team.
Trib HSSN WPIAL Girls Basketball Team of the Week: Week ending Jan. 30, 2022
The focus at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart and across the WPIAL has been on the record-setting winning streak of the OLSH boys basketball team, breaking the nearly 40-year-old WPIAL record with 54 straight wins, and counting.

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Trib HSSN WPIAL Girls Basketball Player of the Week: Week ending Jan. 30, 2022
In this day and age, high school basketball coaches often will say teaching unselfishness to their players is the key to a successful team.

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Greensburg Salem’s Landon Morrison plays against Norwin on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021 at Kirk S. Nevin Arena
2021-22 PIHL standings through Jan. 30, 2022
Here are the latest PIHL high school hockey standings through Sunday, Jan. 30.

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Montour’s Tyriq Eleam scores against Lincoln Park during a Section 2-4A game on Jan. 14.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Jan. 29, 2022: Basketball showcases set
January 29, 2022
It will be a busy weekend of high school hoops at Montour as the PBC Classic holds a two-day event with six boys basketball games Saturday and six more Sunday.

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OLSH’s Jake DiMichele drives to the basket to score against Avonworth on Monday.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Jan. 28, 2022: OLSH on brink of making history
January 28, 2022
On the final Friday night of high school basketball in January, 57- and 37-year-old WPIAL boys basketball records are in serious jeopardy of being smashed by a bolt of lightning.

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Norwin’s Lauren Palangio battles North Allegheny’s Mia Tuman for a loose ball during their game Thursday.
WPIAL girls basketball playoff clinchings for Jan. 27, 2022
January 27, 2022
Just over two weeks remain in section play in the WPIAL girls basketball regular season.

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Keystone Oaks and Shady Side Academy stand at the free-throw line on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022.
Keystone Oaks beats Shady Side Academy to shore up playoff positioning
As play began on Thursday, there was a major logjam behind Avonworth in WPIAL Section 3-3A girls basketball. Five teams were separated by only two games with just over two weeks remaining.

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North Allegheny’s Jasmine Timmerson scores against Norwin during a Section 1-6A game on Jan. 3.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Jan. 27, 2022: North Allegheny, Norwin meet again
Traditional girls Class 6A powers prepare to battle one more time in the regular season Thursday when first-place North Allegheny visits second-place Norwin in a Section 1-6A showdown.

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North Hills’ Matt Seidl blocks a shot by North Allegheny’s Anthony Howard during the second half of their Section 1-6A game Jan. 7.
Trib 10: One unlucky team falls from WPIAL basketball power rankings
As the region dealt with snowy weather and cold temperatures this past week, the top boys and girls basketball teams in the district were able to avoid any stormy results.

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North Allegheny’s Dylan Coy wrestles Pine-Richland’s Anthony Ferraro in the 126-pound final during the Allegheny County Wrestling Tournament on Jan. 15.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Jan. 26, 2022: Section titles to be decided on mats
January 26, 2022
The stage will be set for the upcoming district team wrestling playoffs with WPIAL team sectionals Wednesday.

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North Allegheny’s Jasmine Timmerson pressures Norwin’s Kathryn Botti during their Section 1-6A game on Jan. 3.
Trib HSSN Girls Basketball State Rankings for Jan. 26, 2022
There was only one team that slipped out of the Trib HSSN state Top 5 from last week as the elite teams across Pa. weathered the storms and took care of business.

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OLSH’s Bryson Kirschner pressures Avonworth’s Peyton Faulkner during their game on Monday.
Trib HSSN Boys Basketball State Rankings for Jan. 26, 2022
With less than a month before district playoffs begin, the teams in the weekly Trib HSSN boys basketball state rankings are fine-tuning their game.

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North Catholic’s Max Rottman blocks the shot of Burrell’s Macky Bennis on Friday.
WPIAL boys basketball playoff clinchings for Jan. 25, 2022
We have less than three weeks remaining in section play in the WPIAL boys basketball regular season.

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Chartiers Valley and Baldwin players at the foul line during their game Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022.
Chartiers Valley scores comeback win over Baldwin
January 25, 2022
The Chartiers Valley boys basketball team’s nonsection game Tuesday at Baldwin was a lot like its season: a mistake-prone slow start followed by a slow comeback trot and then an all-out gallop to the finish line for the victory.

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Highlands’ Caliel Long pressures Hampton’s Eric Weeks during their game on Dec. 21, 2021, at Highlands.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Jan. 25, 2022: Top 4 teams square off in Section 4-5A
January 24, 2022
Mars is the only boys basketball team in Section 4-5A to have already clinched a WPIAL playoff berth, but it might be only a matter of time before Highlands, Shaler and Hampton soon follow.

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Quaker Valley’s Markus Frank celebrates after scoring against Lincoln Park during their Section 2-4A game Friday.
Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Player of the Week for Jan. 24, 2022
Adou Thiero is in his fourth season playing a key role for a Quaker Valley boys basketball team that is undefeated this season and has come so close to WPIAL gold in his first few high school years.

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Baldwin’s James Wesling plays against Woodland Hills on Dec. 13, 2021, at Franklin Regional High School.
Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Team of the Week for Jan. 24, 2022
Jeff Ackermann knows a thing or two about winning basketball.

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Norwin’s Brianna Zajicek drives past North Allegheny’s Jasmine Timmerson during their game on Jan. 3.
WPIAL girls basketball playoff clinchings as of Jan. 24, 2022
We have less than three weeks remaining in section play in the WPIAL girls basketball regular season.

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Trib HSSN girls basketball team of the week for week ending Jan. 23, 2022
January 23, 2022
When Dave Sarra, the former football and boys basketball coach at Waynesburg Central, took over as the girls basketball coach four years ago, he began the process of improving a program that finished the 2017 season with a record of 1-21.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Graci Fairman is a Wheeling University recruit.
Trib HSSN girls basketball player of the week for week ending Jan. 23, 2022
The saying at Thomas Jefferson High School is “Tradition never graduates.”

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OLSH’s Jake DiMichele hugs head coach Mike Rodriguez in the final seconds of the PIAA Class 2A state championship game against Constitution on Friday, March 26, 2021, at Giant Center in Hershey.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Jan. 24, 2022: OLSH, Neshannock look for milestone wins
Monday could be a historic day around WPIAL basketball with two possible landmark victories.

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Penn Hills’ Noah Barren pressures Gateway’s Kaleb Pryor during their Section 3-5A game on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, at Gateway High School.
This week on TribLive High School Sports Network: Week of Jan. 24, 2022
There is a big-time chill in the air as winter high school sports action heats up in the final week of January.

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North Hills’ Alex Smith shoots a 3-pointer over North Allegheny’s Will Blass during their Section 1-6A game on Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, at North Allegheny High School.
WPIAL boys, girls basketball playoff clinchings through Jan. 23, 2022
There are three weeks left in the regular season for WPIAL basketball teams.

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Plum goalie Kaleb McCabe plays against Wheeling Catholic on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, at Pittsburgh Ice Arena.
2021-22 PIHL standings through Jan. 23, 2022
Here are the latest PIHL high school hockey standings through Sunday, Jan. 23.

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Chartiers Valley’s Aislin Malcolm scored 51 points over the first two games of 2022.
Pitt recruit Aislin Malcolm finds ways to stand out in star-studded Chartiers Valley lineup
January 22, 2022
They are the Fab Five of WPIAL girls basketball.

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Chartiers Valley coach Dan Knause will lead the Colts back into the Parkway Conference next season. The conference will include two-time WPIAL and PIAA champion Central Valley, which moves up from Class 3A.
Chartiers Valley football expects challenging schedule after realignment
Now that the WPIAL has the conference alignments for the 2022 and 2023 seasons, teams can start preparing for familiar faces and new foes in the fall.

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Belle Vernon’s Viva Kreis tries to drive past Southmoreland’s Olivia Cernuto on Monday, Jan. 3, 2022.
What to watch in WPIAL sports on Jan. 22, 2022: Section showdown in girls hoops
While Saturday will be busy with one-day high school events (see below), there is one big section matinee contest set in district girls hoops.

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Quaker Valley’s Adou Thiero (3) and Jack Gardinier pressure Lincoln Park’s LA Pratt during their Section 2-4A game on Dec. 23, 2021, in Leetsdale.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Jan. 21, 2022: Heavyweight rematch in 4A basketball
January 21, 2022
What better way to begin the second half of section play in WPIAL boys basketball than with two of the top three teams in Class 4A clashing for a second time this season?

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Hampton’s Biz Watson blocks a shot by Plum’s Megan Marston during their Section 2-5A opener on Dec. 16, 2021.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Jan. 20, 2022: 2nd half of girls hoops season begins
January 20, 2022
The second half of section play in WPIAL girls basketball begins with a busy Thursday around the district.

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North Hills’ Will Blass shoots a 3-pointer at the buzzer over North Allegheny’s Matt McDonough during the third quarter of their Section 1-6A game Jan. 7.
Trib 10: List of undefeated teams getting shorter in WPIAL basketball
As we hit the midway point of section play in WPIAL basketball, there are fewer and fewer perfect teams in the district.

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What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Jan. 19, 2022: Hall of Fame class to be unveiled
January 19, 2022
It is the highest honor an athlete, a coach or a team can achieve: being elected to a Hall of Fame.

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Upper St. Clair players huddle up during their game against Mt. Lebanon on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022.
Upper St. Clair’s Tanner O’Grady shoots down Mt. Lebanon with buzzer-beater
January 18, 2022
Following the winter storm on Sunday, snowmen made appearances on many landscapes throughout the district.

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North Allegheny’s Jasmine Timmerson (left) celebrates with Mia Tuman after hitting a last second 3-pointer to defeat Norwin on Jan. 3.
Trib HSSN Girls Basketball State Rankings for Jan. 18, 2022
There were several state ranked girls basketball teams that tasted defeat this past, but only a few slipped out of the Trib HSSN state Top 5.

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New Castle’s Mike Wells scores past Cathedral Prep’s Liam Galla and Khali Horton during last year’s state playoffs.
Trib HSSN Boys Basketball State Rankings for Jan. 18, 2022
As the winter storm has come and gone, most of the teams in the weekly Trib HSSN boys basketball state rankings have remained the same.

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Mt. Lebanon players celebrate their win in the WPIAL 6A final against Central Catholic on Nov. 20, 2021.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Jan. 18, 2022: WPIAL board set to unveil realignment
A lot more eyes than usual will be on the monthly WPIAL board of control meeting Tuesday.

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Penn Hills’ Daemar Kelly drives past Gateway’s Michael Crawford during their Section 3-5A game Jan. 11.
Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Team of the Week for Jan. 17, 2022
In 1987, Penn Hills captured its first WPIAL boys basketball championship with a 64-44 win over Central Catholic.

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Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Player of the Week for Jan. 17, 2022
Two years ago, a freshman at Laurel Highlands burst onto the boys basketball scene as Rodney Gallagher helped lead the Mustangs to a surprise district championship run.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Ashleigh Connor (15) celebrates with Brooke Collins after scoring against Upper St. Clair during their Section 2-6A game on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022, at Upper St. Clair High School.
Mt. Lebanon weathers storm, drops rival Upper St. Clair
January 17, 2022
Section 2-6A rivals Mt. Lebanon and Upper St. Clair did not play at all last season due to mask policy.

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Upper St. Clair’s Rylee Kalocay drives to the basket during a Section 2-6A game against Bethel Park on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2022, at Upper St. Clair High School.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Jan. 17, 2022: Rivals Upper St. Clair, Mt. Lebanon to meet
With the snowstorm sweeping through the area the last 24 hours, many a scholastic event has been postponed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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PIHL standings through Jan. 16, 2022
January 16, 2022
Here are the latest PIHL high school hockey standings through Sunday, Jan. 16.

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Rochester’s Corynne Hauser is hoping to lead the Rams to a fourth consecutive WPIAL Class A title.
Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Player of the Week: Week ending Jan. 16, 2022
What happens when a team has two bright stars lead it down a path to greatness and one of those guiding lights graduates?

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Montour’s Olivia Lyscik reacts during a 60-33 win over Quaker Valley in a Section 2-4A game on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022, at Montour High School.
Trib HSSN girls basketball team of the week for week ending Jan. 16, 2022
Jenn O’Shea made the move from Fox Chapel to the Montour three years ago, taking over a girls basketball team that won only five games in 2019.

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Laurel Highlands guard Rodney Gallagher
This week on Trib HSSN: Week of Jan. 17, 2022
As a winter storms sweeps through the area to start the week, winter sports action will sweep through the district on your destination for high school sports coverage, the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Chartiers Valley’s Aislin Malcolm drives against Moon’s Olivia Logan during their Section 1-5A game on Thursday.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Jan. 15, 2022: Girls basketball elites to square off
January 14, 2022
If the weather forecasts are right, Saturday’s scholastic schedule will be the sweet calm before the storm.

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North Allegheny’s Ty Iwanonkiw scores against Pine-Richland’s Luke Shanahan during their game on Dec. 17, 2021.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Jan. 14, 2022: Big-school battles in Section 1-6A
How good is Section 1-6A in WPIAL boys basketball?

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Chartiers Valley’s Perri Page celebrates with Helene Cowan after Cowan scored against Moon during their Section 1-5A game on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, at Chartiers Valley High School.
No. 1 Chartiers Valley holds off No. 2 Moon in Class 5A showdown
January 13, 2022
The big Section 1-5A girls basketball showdown between undefeated Moon and three-time defending champion Chartiers Valley became a game of runs.

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Charters Valley’s Aislin Malcolm (2) handles the ball against Gateway’s Jayla Oliver (3) last season.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Jan. 13, 2022: Chartiers Valley, Moon to square off
January 12, 2022
They are ranked No. 1 and No. 2 in the latest Trib HSSN girls basketball rankings in Class 5A.

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North Hills’ Royce Parham dunks during the fourth quarter against North Allegheny on Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, at North Allegheny High School.
Trib 10: Elite teams hold serve in WPIAL basketball power rankings
The second power rankings of the 2022 basketball season are almost a carbon copy of the initial Trib 10 posted a week ago.

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Highlands’ Aaron Randolph works against Hampton’s Jon Maguire at 160 pounds during their Section 1-3A match on Jan. 5.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Jan. 12, 2022: Dual meet season hits stretch drive
There are only two more Wednesday nights of subsection duals remaining before the WPIAL wrestling team sectionals, followed by the district team playoffs.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Ashleigh Connor brings the ball upcourt against Oakland Catholic on Dec. 22, 2021.
Trib HSSN Girls Basketball State Rankings for Jan. 12, 2022
The latest Trib HSSN state girls basketball rankings are a tad different from last week with four changes in the Top 5 and a pair of new No. 1 teams.

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Quaker Valley’s Daniel Bartels scores against Lincoln Park during a Section 2-4A game on Dec. 23, 2021.
Trib HSSN Boys Basketball State Rankings for Jan. 12, 2022
January 11, 2022
There were very few changes from the first to the second edition of the weekly Trib HSSN boys basketball state rankings.

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Upper St. Clair and Bethel Park tip off on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022.
Bethel Park gets down and dirty on defense to knock off Upper St. Clair
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

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Latrobe’s Emma Blair pulls down a rebound over Hampton’s Sophia Kelly during a playoff game last season.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Jan. 11, 2022: Latrobe, McKeesport girls to meet in main event
January 10, 2022
While it is a busy night of section boys basketball games, one of the top contests around the WPIAL is a girls hoops showdown in Class 5A.

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Sto-Rox’s Josh Jenkins (5) and Dre’von Miller-Ross pressure Carlynton’s Khalil Kerr during a game last season.
Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Team of the Week for Jan. 10, 2022
Eight games into last season, the Carlynton boys basketball team was 4-0 in Section 2-2A, 7-1 overall.

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Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Player of the Week for Jan. 10, 2022
Last year, they were the supporting cast to a senior team that ended a 16-year drought and won WPIAL gold.

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Highlands’ Jocelyn Bielak drives past Burrell’s Addy Landowski and Hope Clark (left) on Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021, at Burrell High School.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Jan. 10, 2022: Big night for girls basketball
January 9, 2022
A busy night of WPIAL girls basketball is highlighted by a couple of games for first place.

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Trinity’s Alyssa Clutter drives past Moon’s Sophia Mancini during their game Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, at Moon Area High School.
Trib HSSN girls basketball team of the week for Jan. 10, 2022
After enjoying one of the best seasons in program history, a lot of question marks surrounded Trinity girls basketball during the summer.

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Chartiers Valley’s Aislin Malcolm works against Cardinal O’Hara’s Sydni Scott during the PIAA Class 5A state championship game on Saturday, March 27, 2021, at Giant Center in Hershey.
Trib HSSN girls basketball player of the week for Jan. 10, 2022
They are the Fabulous Five of WPIAL girls basketball.

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Norwin’s Logan Fear plays against Greensburg Salem on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021 at Kirk S. Nevin Arena
2021-22 PIHL standings through Jan. 9, 2022
Here are the latest PIHL high school hockey standings through Jan. 9, 2022:

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Southmoreland’s Olivia Cernuto
This week on Trib HSSN: Week of Jan. 10, 2022
The winter high school sports action picks up a week into 2022 with section play on the courts, mats and ice, and in the pool on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Quaker Valley’s Markus Frank hits the winning free throw against Montour on Friday, Jan. 7, 2022.
Quaker Valley edges Montour to stay unbeaten, win another section slugfest
January 7, 2022
It wasn’t pretty at times, but in the end, it was just perfect for Quaker Valley.

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Thomas Jefferson competes at the 2019 WPIAL Competitive Spirit Championships at Hempfield.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Jan. 8, 2022: Competitive spirit squads go for gold
It is only the eighth day of the New Year, but already, the WPIAL will be handing out gold at the first winter championships of the 2022 season.

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Quaker Valley’s Jack Gardinier shoots a 3-pointer against Lincoln Park during a Section 2-4A game on Dec. 23, 2021, in Leetsdale.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Jan. 7, 2022: Boys basketball unbeatens collide
January 6, 2022
Once you reach the one-month mark of the WPIAL basketball regular season, the “battle of unbeaten” matchups become rare.

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Moon’s Emma Theodorsson takes a shot as time expires during a game against Chartiers Valley last season.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Jan. 6, 2022: Moon girls basketball faces test
January 5, 2022
So far, there has been a full Moon in the sky over Class 5A in WPIAL girls basketball.

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Quaker Valley’s Adou Thiero scores past Lincoln Park’s Brandin Cummings during their Section 2-4A game Dec. 23.
Trib 10: Neighbors top season’s 1st WPIAL basketball power rankings
We allowed three weeks for teams to flex their muscles at the start of the 2022 season. Now it’s time to see which teams are showing off the most early season power.

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Latrobe’s Vinny Kilkeary escapes Notre Dame’s Adam Schweitzer in the 120-pound consolation bout during the Powerade Wrestling Tournament last Thursday.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Jan. 5, 2022: Favorites emerge on mats
Wednesday is another busy night of dual meets in WPIAL team wrestling with over 30 sub-section matches scheduled.

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North Allegheny’s Jasmine Timmerson shoots over Norwin’s Brianna Zajicek during their Section 1-6A game on Monday night.
Trib HSSN girls basketball state rankings for Jan. 5, 2022
The first Trib HSSN state girls basketball rankings are out for the 2021-22 season.

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OLSH’s Jake DiMichele drives to the basket during the PIAA Class 2A state championship game against Constitution last season.
Trib HSSN boys basketball state rankings for Jan. 5, 2022
After letting the new basketball season simmer for a couple of weeks, it is time to debut the first Trib HSSN boys basketball state rankings for the 2021-2022 season.

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Chartiers Valley’s Carter Mastovich works against New Castle’s Michael Graham during a game last season.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Jan. 4, 2022: Boys basketball section action tips off
January 3, 2022
Tuesday has been a day a lot of WPIAL boys basketball teams in the two smallest classifications have had circled on their new calendars. Section play finally tips off.

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North Hills’ Royce Parham scores over North Allegheny defenders last season.
Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Team of the Week for Jan. 3, 2022
Five years ago, the North Hills boys basketball team reached the WPIAL semifinals, losing to eventual Class 6A champion Pine-Richland. The Indians finished 19-7.

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Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Player of the Week for Jan. 3, 2022
Last year in 13 games for Propel Braddock Hills, Ben Mayhew scored a total of 77 points.

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Trib HSSN girls basketball player of the week for week ending Jan. 2, 2022
After years of success, the Beth-Center girls basketball program struggled last season, finishing with a 3-11 record that included 10 straight losses.

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North Allegheny’s Lydia Betz shoots against Pine-Richland’s Madison Zavasky during their game on Friday, Dec. 17, 2021, at North Allegheny High School.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Jan. 3, 2022: Big night for girls basketball
January 2, 2022
Welcome to the first day of high school sports in 2022.

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Monessen’s Sydney Caterino is defended by Union’s Kayla Fruehstorfer in a WPIAL Class A playoff game Thursday, March 4, 2021.
Trib HSSN girls basketball team of the week for week ending Jan. 2, 2022
A lot of attention deservedly has been paid to the Union boys basketball team this season. A preseason top-five team, the Scotties were 7-0 before losing to Class 2A power Neshannock in the finals of the Neshannock Holiday Tournament.

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North Allegheny’s Lydia Betz blocks a shot by Pine-Richland’s M.J. Laird during their game on Friday, Dec. 17, 2021, at North Allegheny High School. NA won,
This week on Trib HSSN: Week of Jan. 3, 2022
Happy New Year from all of us at Trib Total Media and HSSN! Now that the holidays are behind us, we begin the New Year with plenty of winter scholastic sports this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Mt. Lebanon coach Bob Palko celebrates a Blue Devils touchdown against St. Joseph’s Prep during the fourth quarter of the PIAA Class 6A state championship game Dec. 11.
Trib HSSN Head of the Class: Coach of the year in each of WPIAL football’s 6 classes
January 1, 2022
The students are expected to execute a good lesson plan, but it takes a top teacher to develop the plan and find ways to get the most from their students.

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Former Pine-Richland football coach Eric Kasperowicz (center, in black) talks to people during a “Huddle Up for Coach K” rally held in his honor outside of the Pine-Richland School Board’s planning meeting Monday, May 3, 2021. The rally was held to protest the firing of Kasperowicz.
Trib HSSN Top 21 Stories of 2021: Pine-Richland coach Eric Kasperowicz ousted
December 31, 2021
The year 2021 wasn’t one giant leap for mankind, but it was one big step back toward “normalcy” for all of us, especially the high school athletes from around the WPIAL.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Alex Tecza scores against St. Joseph’s Prep during the fourth quarter of the PIAA Class 6A state championship game Dec. 11.
Trib HSSN Head of the Class: Player of the year in each of WPIAL football’s 6 classes
Back in the day, when students did well in the classroom, they were moved to the front of the class.

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Upper St. Clair’s David Pantelis watches from the empty bench during a PIAA Class 6A state quarterfinal against Erie on March 20 at Upper St. Clair High School.
Trib HSSN Top 21 Stories of 2021: St. Clair Six pulled off state playoff stunner
December 30, 2021
The year 2021 wasn’t one giant leap for mankind, but it was one big step back toward “normalcy” for all of us, especially the high school athletes from around the WPIAL.

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Chartiers Valley’s Perri Page grabs a rebound past Latrobe’s Anna Rafferty during the WPIAL Class 5A girls basketball semifinals on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at Chartiers Valley High School.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Dec. 30, 2021: Closing the books on an eventful 2021
December 29, 2021
Welcome to the final day of high school sports in 2021.

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Aliquippa’s Cameron Lindsey celebrates his pick-six during the PIAA Class 4A state championship game against Bishop McDevitt at Hersheypark Stadium.
Trib HSSN Top 21 Stories of 2021: Goalposts keep moving for Aliquippa football
The year 2021 wasn’t one giant leap for mankind, but it was one big step back toward “normalcy” for all of us, especially the high school athletes from around the WPIAL.

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Latrobe’s Vinny Kilkeary (top) wrestles Waynesburg’s Joseph Simon (bottom) in the 113-pound final of last year’s Powerade Wrestling Tournament.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Dec. 29, 2021: Top wrestlers hit Powerade mats
December 28, 2021
One of the top regular season high school wrestling tournaments in the country is back in its normal place at its regular site.

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Mt. Lebanon players celebrate their win in the WPIAL 6A final against Central Catholic on Nov. 20, 2021 at Norwin.
Trib HSSN Top 21 Stories of 2021: Championship droughts put on ice
The year 2021 wasn’t one giant leap for mankind, but it was one big step back toward “normalcy” for all of us, especially the high school athletes from around the WPIAL.

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North Allegheny’s Emma Fischer drives to the basket against Pine-Richland’s Gianna Reighard during their game on Dec. 17.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Dec. 28, 2021: More holiday hoops
December 27, 2021
Welcome to Day 2 of the WPIAL holiday hoops season.

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OLSH’s Dante Spadafora and Jake DiMichele play in the PIAA Class 2A state championship game on March 26, 2021, at Giant Center in Hershey.
Trib HSSN Top 21 stories of 2021: OLSH boys basketball couldn’t be beat
The year 2021 wasn’t one giant leap for mankind, but it was one big step back toward “normalcy” for all of us, especially the high school athletes from around the WPIAL.

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New Castle’s Isaiah Boice (left) celebrates with Jonathan Anderson after defeating Chartiers Valley, 61-45, in the WPIAL Class 5A championship game on Saturday, March 13, 2021, at North Allegheny High School.
Trib HSSN Top 21 Stories of 2021: New Castle basketball adds to trophy case
December 26, 2021
The past year wasn’t one giant leap for mankind, but 2021 was one big step back toward “normalcy” for all of us, especially the high school athletes from around the WPIAL.

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Ringgold’s Trent Hawk (right) celebrates his goal with Kenny Cadwallader during their game against Burrell on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021, at Pittsburgh Ice Arena.
2021-22 PIHL standings through Dec. 26, 2021
Here are the latest PIHL high school hockey standings through Sunday, Jan. 2.

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Gateway’s Jaydon Carr takes a shot during practice Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, in Monroeville.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Dec. 27, 2021: Holiday hoops galore
‘Tis the season for holiday hoops around the WPIAL.

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North Allegheny’s Connor Casten quiets the Pine-Richland student section next to Owen Luellen during overtime in their game Friday, Dec. 17, 2021, at North Allegheny High School.
Trib HSSN broadcasts for week of Dec. 27-Jan. 1
Now that the gifts have been unwrapped, we begin our countdown for a new year as we say goodbye to 2021 with plenty of high school sports this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Bethel Park celebrates after beating Red Land to win the PIAA Class 5A baseball championship June 17 at Medlar Field in State College.
Trib HSSN Top 21 Stories of 2021: Spring sports make long-awaited return
December 25, 2021
The year 2021 wasn’t one giant leap for mankind, but it was one big step back toward “normalcy” for all of us, especially the high school athletes from around the WPIAL.

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Quaker Valley’s Adou Thiero drives to the basket past Lincoln Park’s Dakari Bradford last season.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Dec. 23, 2021: Big-time battle between Lincoln Park, Quaker Valley
December 23, 2021
Even though it’s only two days until the holiday weekend, there are two more big section basketball games to be played before the first gifts are unwrapped.

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Mt. Pleasant’s Jamison Poklembo (right) works to turn Valley’s Dion Lyons at 138 pounds during last season’s WPIAL Class 2A individual wrestling championship.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Dec. 22, 2021: Wrestlers vie for 1st place in early season tests
December 21, 2021
Three days before the focus is on the family chimney and the big guy making his yearly visit, the focus is on the scholastic wrestling circle as district teams hit the mat for one more sub-section match before the holidays.

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Butler’s Devin Carney scores against Penn-Trafford last season.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Dec. 21, 2021: Butler, Pine-Richland boys to square off
December 20, 2021
Last year, the Pine-Richland boys basketball team finished tied in the loss column with North Allegheny for first place in Section 1-6A. The Rams reached the 6A title game before falling to Upper St. Clair.

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Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Team of the Week for Dec. 20, 2021
A new basketball season brings hope to all programs, whether they are coming off a successful campaign or hoping to put last season in the rearview mirror.

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Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Player of the Week for Dec. 20, 2021
While many folks prepare to celebrate Christmas this weekend, there is one local boys basketball team that celebrates a different holiday on game day.

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Blackhawk girls basketball coach Steve Lodovico earned his 300th career victory last week.
Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Team of the Week for week ending Dec. 18, 2021
December 19, 2021
It has been a great start to the season for traditional girls basketball power Blackhawk.

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Jocelyn Bielak and her Highlands teammates face Derry in Section 1-4A on Monday.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Dec. 20, 2021: Early 1st-place basketball clashes
The final week of high school basketball section play in 2021 begins with 30 girls contests slated for Monday.

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Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Player of the Week for week ending Dec. 18, 2021
The Baldwin girls basketball team won all three games last week to improve to 4-1 overall thanks to the standout scoring from Morgan Altavilla.

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North Allegheny’s Matt McDonough scores against Pine-Richland’s Joseph Dudkowski during their game on Friday, Dec. 17, 2021, at North Allegheny High School.
This week on Trib HSSN: Week of Dec. 20, 2021
Twas the week before Christmas, and all through the district, many high school sports team were scurrying for one more win before the “big guy” arrives this week on the Trib High School Sports Network.

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Jeannette’s Anton Good jump passes the ball over Greensburg Central Catholic defenders last season.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Dec. 17, 2021: Boys hoops showcase in Westmoreland County
December 17, 2021
With holiday tournaments right around the corner, Saturday features several one-day events showcasing some of the top basketball teams from around the district.

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North Allegheny’s Matt McDonough shoots a 3-pointer against Butler last season.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Dec. 16, 2021: Top teams meet in 6A boys basketball
December 16, 2021
Section 1 in Class 6A of WPIAL boys basketball has enjoyed a lot of success in recent years.

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The Beaver girls basketball team celebrates after defeating Quaker Valley, 45-29, in the Class 4A final on Friday, March 12, 2021, at Peters Township High School.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Dec. 16, 2021: Girls basketball champs start section play
December 15, 2021
Thirty games involving 60 WPIAL girls basketball teams are set to begin section play Thursday.

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The Mt. Lebanon football team celebrates with head coach Bob Palko after defeating St. Joseph’s Prep, 35-17, in the PIAA Class 6A state championship game on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021, at Hersheypark Stadium.
Trib 10: 4 state champs sit atop final power rankings
The 2021 football season is over, and there were a lot of district teams that felt the power this fall.

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Burrell coach Josh Shields works with Damian Barr and Cole Clark during practice Dec. 7.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Dec. 15, 2021: Wrestling teams hit the mats
Wednesday night is fight night around the WPIAL.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Alex Tecza scores against St. Joseph’s Prep during the fourth quarter of the PIAA Class 6A state championship game last Saturday.
Trib HSSN state football rankings for Dec. 14, 2021
The state finals in Hershey were like a familiar holiday carol. There were five winners from the west, four WPIAL state champions, three days of gridiron thrills, two repeat PIAA title holders and one District 4 powerhouse program saving face for the east.

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Seton LaSalle and Keystone Oaks squared off Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021.
Seton LaSalle pulls away from Keystone Oaks in border battle
December 14, 2021
It wasn’t the Hatfields against the McCoys, but there weren’t a lot of warm, fuzzy holiday wishes being spread around either when neighbors Keystone Oaks and Seton LaSalle squared off on Tuesday.

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North Hills’ Royce Parham battles North Allegheny’s Khalil Dinkins for a rebound during a game last season.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Dec. 14, 2021: Section rivalries to tip off
December 13, 2021
While a good chunk of WPIAL boys basketball teams will tip off section play Friday, four Class 6A Section 1 teams are set to begin section play with a bang less than a week into the 2021-2022 season.

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Penn-Trafford coach John Ruane celebrates with quarterback Carter Green after defeating Imhotep Charter in overtime in the PIAA Class 5A state championship game last Friday.
Trib HSSN Football Team of the Week for Dec. 13, 2021
When the high school football season hits November and December, every team left is talented. So what separates the teams that come up short, those that settle for silver, from those special groups that bring home the gold?

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Central Valley’s Landon Alexander strikes a pose after scoring during the fourth quarter of the PIAA Class 3A state championship game against Wyomissing on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021, at Hersheypark Stadium.
Trib HSSN football player of the week: Dec. 13, 2021
In 10 regular season games, Central Valley running back Landon Alexander rushed for 1,362 yards, an average of more than 136 yards per game.

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Deer Lakes’ Derek Burk battles Armend Karpuzi during a drill at practice on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021, at the high school in West Deer.
This week on Trib HSSN: Week of Dec. 13, 2021
December 12, 2021
The torch has been passed. We say farewell to the fall sports season and focus on all things winter sports this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Upper St. Clair’s Molly James drives past Bethel Park’s Olivia Westphal during their game on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, at Bethel Park High School.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Dec. 13, 2021: Section basketball to tip off
It’s only four days into the new WPIAL basketball season, and already, the first section game is set for Monday.

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Nash Wedner (right) and his Fox Chapel teammates are 10-0 and atop the PIHL Class A Northeast Division standings.
PIHL standings: Week of Dec. 13, 2021
Here are the latest PIHL high school hockey standings through Sunday, Dec. 12.

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Pine-Richland and Upper St. Clair tip off Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021.
Upper St. Clair beats buzzer to win WPIAL finals rematch with Pine-Richland
December 11, 2021
Upper St. Clair edged Pine-Richland nine months ago to win the 2021 WPIAL 6A boys basketball championship. The sequel took place Saturday in another championship game, this time of the Upper St. Clair Tip-off Tournament.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Eli Heidenreich stiff-arms State College’s Calvin Roan during their PIAA Class 6A semifinal last Saturday.
PIAA factoids for Saturday’s Class 6A, 3A state championship games
December 10, 2021
In 34 years of PIAA football playoffs, the WPIAL has never had more than three state champions crowned in a single year.

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Rochester’s Corynne Hauser (11) moves the ball against West Greene’s Katharine Lampe during the WPIAL Class A championship game at Peters Township last season.
Trib HSSN 2021-22 WPIAL Class A girls basketball preseason breakdown
December 9, 2021
It has been a broken record for three straight years and counting. Rochester and West Greene dominate the rest of Class A in the regular season and district playoffs and reach the WPIAL finals. Then the page turns to the Rams getting the better of the Pioneers in the finals and taking home the gold while West Greene takes silver back to Greene County.

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Bishop Canevin’s KeVaughn Price scores over Rochester’s Jerome Mullins during the WPIAL class A boys basketball final last season.
Trib HSSN 2021-22 WPIAL Class A boys basketball preseason breakdown
The Bishop Canevin boys basketball program finally won its first WPIAL championship last season and is the preseason favorite to repeat. But with plenty of talent back and some notable transfers around the classification, it won’t be easy for the Crusaders to win gold again.

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Penn-Trafford’s Cade Yacamelli scores past Exeter’s Andrew Miller during their PIAA Class 5A state semifinal last Friday.
PIAA factoids for Friday’s Class 5A, 2A state championship games
In 34 years of PIAA football playoffs, the WPIAL has never had more than three state champions crowned in a single year.

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Aliquippa linemen Tyrese Jones (72) and Neco Eberhardt (52) play in the WPIAL Class 4A championship game against Belle Vernon on Nov. 27, 2021, at Heinz Field.
PIAA factoids for Thursday’s Class 4A, A state championship games
December 8, 2021
In 34 years of PIAA football playoffs, the WPIAL has never had more than three state champions crowned in a single year.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Eli Heidenreich eludes State College’s Jashaun Green on a 40-yard reception during their PIAA Class 6A state semifinal on Dec. 4, 2021, at Mansion Park in Altoona.
Trib 10: WPIAL seeks record PIAA championship haul
The WPIAL never has sent more than four district teams to the state finals.

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Ellwood City’s Steve Antuono scores against South Allegheny during the WPIAL Class 3A championship game last season.
Trib HSSN 2021-22 WPIAL Class 3A boys basketball preseason breakdown
December 7, 2021
West Allegheny became the poster boys of “anybody can win it” when it comes to the WPIAL basketball playoffs after taking the 2007 boys Class AAA crown as the No. 16 seed. Well, West A has company on that poster after No. 11 seed Ellwood City went on a shocking postseason run that earned the Wolverines their first district hoops title last winter.

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North Catholic’s Dacia Lewandowski battles Mohawk’s Erynne Capalbo for a rebound last season.
Trib HSSN 2021-22 WPIAL Class 3A girls basketball preseason breakdown
After beating Mohawk twice in the regular season, North Catholic looked ready to be fitted for a WPIAL girls basketball crown for the 21st time. However, in a district title game eyebrow-raiser, the Warriors upset the Trojans, 54-48, to bring the first basketball championship back to Bessemer.

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Central Valley’s Landon Alexander carries past North Catholic’s Joey Prentice during the WPIAL Class 3A championship game on Nov. 27 at Heinz Field.
Trib HSSN state football rankings for Dec. 7, 2021
The stage is set for the final six high school football games in the state as we conclude the 2021 season this week in Hershey.

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Mt. Lebanon quarterback Joey Daniels rolls out to pass to Eli Heidenreich for a touchdown during a PIAA Class 6A state semifinal against State College on Saturday.
Trib HSSN Football Player of the Week for Dec. 6, 2021
December 6, 2021
Most teams at all levels of football prefer to defer receiving the football until the second half when they win the coin toss.

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Aliquippa’s Tiqwai Hayes runs for a long gain past the Belle Vernon sideline during the WPIAL Class 4A championship game on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021, at Heinz Field.
Trib HSSN football team of the week: Dec. 6, 2021
December 5, 2021
The story is well-known now. Aliquippa, a Class A school in enrollment that has always faced the challenge and played up in class in AA and then 3A upon expansion to six classifications in 2016, has spent the last two years forced to play up in Class 4A by the PIAA.

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Penn-Trafford’s Cade Yacamelli scores a 75-yard touchdown past Exeter’s Jacob Wolfe and Tyler Yocum during their PIAA Class 5A semifinal Friday, Dec. 3, 2021, at Bald Eagle High School.
This week on Trib HSSN: Week of Dec. 6, 2021
The short ride on the Road to Hershey concludes at the same time the winter sports schedule tips off this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Norwin is in first place in the PIHL Class A Southeast division.
PIHL standings: Week of Dec. 6, 2021
Here are the latest PIHL high school hockey standings through Sunday, Dec. 5.

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Chartiers Valley’s Aislin Malcolm scores against Warren during a PIAA Class 5A quarterfinal last season.
Chartiers Valley girls basketball juggernaut enters season in familiar favorite role
Since moving over from the boys to the girls coaching job at Chartiers Valley, Tim McConnell’s basketball teams have had a direct bull’s-eye on their backs.

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Chartiers Valley’s Carter Mastovich drives to the basket past New Castle’s Jonathon Anderson last season.
Chartiers Valley boys basketball ready to tackle challenge of remaining among WPIAL elite
The Chartiers Valley boys basketball program was already established as a force in the district when Brandon Sensor took over as head coach three years ago.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Ashleigh Connor scores past Bethel Park’s Juliana Carbone last season.
Trib HSSN 2021-22 WPIAL Class 6A girls basketball preseason breakdown
December 4, 2021
Thirty years ago, Penn Hills was winding down one of the most dominant stretches in district girls basketball history, winning a seventh straight WPIAL Class AAAA title. This year, North Allegheny is trying to three-peat and capture a fifth WPIAL Class 6A girls basketball championship in the last six years.

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Butler’s Devin Carney (2) celebrates with Madden Clement after hitting the winning 3-pointer as time expired in overtime of their WPIAL Class 6A quarterfinal against Penn-Trafford last season.
Trib HSSN 2021-22 WPIAL Class 6A boys basketball preseason breakdown
When it comes to 6A boys basketball this season, bigger might be better. A year after Upper St. Clair won the WPIAL 6A boys basketball championship with one starter over 6-0, most of the top players in the classification check in at 6-1 and taller.

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Mt. Lebanon players celebrate their WPIAL 6A championship Nov. 20.
Trib 10: WPIAL champs take their rightful place in top 6 in power rankings
December 1, 2021
The WPIAL playoffs are in the books with five new champions crowned. The results ended several lengthy title droughts among the 2021 champions.

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Central Valley’s Jayvin Thompson returns an interception past North Catholic’s Justin Smith during the WPIAL Class 3A championship game Saturday.
Trib HSSN state football rankings for Nov. 30, 2021
November 30, 2021
The 2021 football season has reached the final four in the PIAA.

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Central Valley’s Jayvin Thompson celebrates after returning an interception for a touchdown during the WPIAL Class 3A championship game against North Catholic on Saturday.
Trib HSSN broadcast schedule: Week of Nov. 29, 2021
November 29, 2021
The cruise down the Highway to Heinz is over for 2021. Now the drive on the Road to Hershey kicks into full gear this week here on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Serra Catholic’s Jayvon Holt celebrates with the WPIAL championship trophy after the Eagles defeated Beaver Falls, 35-12, in the WPIAL Class 2A final on Friday.
Trib HSSN Football Team of the Week for Nov. 29, 2021
From 2012-2016, the Serra Catholic football team was a combined 10-38 in five seasons with one playoff appearance.

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Serra Catholic’s Jayvon Holt celebrates with the WPIAL championship trophy after the Eagles defeated Beaver Falls, 35-12, in the WPIAL Class 2A final on Friday.
Trib HSSN Football Team of the Week for Nov. 29, 2021
From 2012-2016, the Serra Catholic football team was a combined 10-38 in five seasons with one playoff appearance.

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Penn-Trafford’s Cade Yacamelli celebrates after defeating Moon, 24-21, in the WPIAL Class 5A championship game on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021, at Heinz Field.
Trib HSSN Football Player of the Week for 2021 Week 13
November 28, 2021
Penn-Trafford started as hot as the weather in its much anticipated WPIAL Class 5A football championship game against top-seeded and unbeaten Moon.

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Kiski Area’s Jonathan Ayres works out with Stephen Rayburg on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, at Center Ice Arena in Delmont.
2021-22 PIHL standings through Nov. 28, 2021
Here are the latest PIHL high school hockey standings through Sunday:

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Central Valley’s Landon Alexander eludes North Catholic’s Kyle Tipinski to score his second touchdown during the WPIAL Class 3A championship game on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021, at Heinz Field.
PIAA announces sites for football semifinals
With the WPIAL football playoffs and the Highway to Heinz in the rearview mirror, the focus now turns to the PIAA postseason and the Road to Hershey.

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OLSH quarterback Neimiah Azeem hands off to Stephen Greer during practice Aug. 3 in Clinton.
WPIAL Class A football championship breakdown: Bishop Canevin vs. OLSH
November 25, 2021
WPIAL Class A football championship

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Bishop Canevin’s Brandon Travis (44) celebrates with Lesae Lacks after a first-half touchdown against Leechburg on Oct 8.
Bishop Canevin, OLSH both looking for school’s 2nd WPIAL title in Class A final
Having one WPIAL football championship in the trophy case is good, but having two is twice as nice.

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Moon’s Ben Bladel scores on a 26-yard run past Bethel Park’s Jack Kirchner on Oct. 21.
WPIAL football championship factoids: A warm welcome back to the North Side
November 24, 2021
Last year marked the first time a WPIAL football championship game was not played at either Heinz Field or Three Rivers Stadium since 1982.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Alex Tecza is tackled by Central Catholic’s Keith Cushenberry (24) in the WPIAL Class 6A championship game last Saturday at Norwin.
Trib 10: Big power-rankings shake-up before Heinz Field showdowns
With many head-to-head matchups last weekend and the district field whittled to only 11, there was a big shuffling of the power deck heading into the final weekend of November.

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Central Vallley’s Rylan Jeter tussles with Aliquippa’s Tajier Thornton during the second quarter on Sept. 10.
Trib HSSN state football rankings for Nov. 23, 2021
November 23, 2021
Usually at this time of year, there is a large shuffling of the deck when it comes to state rankings as the district playoffs wind down and morph into the state playoffs.

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Mt. Lebanon players celebrate their win over Central Catholic in the WPIAL Class 6A final Saturday night.
Trib HSSN Football Team of the Week for Nov. 22, 2021
November 22, 2021
Bob Palko knows a thing to two about winning championships.

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Aliquippa’s Tiqwai Hayes carries against Central Valley’s Jack Bible during game on Sept. 10 , 2021, at The Pit.
Trib HSSN football player of the week for 2021 Week 12
November 21, 2021
Aliquippa continued to build on its astonishing WPIAL football record Friday when it beat McKeesport in double overtime to reach the district championship game for a 14th consecutive year.

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Moon’s Caden Newhouse celebrates his fourth-quarter interception against Penn Hills during WPIAL Class 5A semifinal action on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, at Wright Field at Newman Stadium.
Trib HSSN broadcasts for week of Nov. 22-28
The WPIAL football playoffs conclude with a two-day holiday feast at Heinz Field this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Ringgold’s Ethan Saylor (right) celebrates his goal with Trent Hawk during their game against Burrell on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021, at Pittsburgh Ice Arena.
2021-22 PIHL standings through Nov. 21, 2021
Here are the latest PIHL high school hockey standings through Sunday:

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Chartiers Valley athletes signing letters of intent include, standing, Helene Cowan (Seton Hill basketball), Kaden Crump (Seton Hill cross country), Perri Page (Columbia basketball), Hallie Cowan (Seton Hill basketball) and Aislin Malcolm (Pitt basketball) and seated, Marian Turnbull (Northeastern basketball), Josie Jones (Seton Hill lacrosse) and Mackenzie Minney (Indiana Wesleyan soccer). The group of seniors picked the earlier of two official national letter of intent days, Nov. 10, to recognize their choices. “We are very excited for all of our student athletes that are going to continue to play athletics at the collegiate level,” Colts athletic director Mike Gavlik said.
Chartiers Valley athletes, including 5 girls basketball players, sign with colleges
November 20, 2021
Nov. 10 was a busy day for eight Chartiers Valley athletes as the seniors put pen to paper and officially signed on the first of two national letter of intent days.

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The Chartiers Valley girls volleyball team went 3-9 this season.
Slow start gave Chartiers Valley volleyball a big hill to climb
In her first season as coach of the Chartiers Valley girls volleyball program, Amanda Burgess guided the Colts to a fourth-place finish in Section 2-3A and a WPIAL playoff berth.

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McKeesport’s Caleb Reist hands off to Bobbie Boyd against Thomas Jefferson on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021.
WPIAL football playoff preview: A closer look at all 13 of this weekend’s games
November 18, 2021
Welcome to championship weekend in Class 6A and the final stop on the Highway to Heinz in the other five classifications.

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Mt. Lebanon quarterback Joey Daniels catches a touchdown pass as Central Catholic’s Robinson Waddell defends during their game Oct. 8.
Trib 10: One team falls out of power rankings in 2nd week of WPIAL playoff action
November 17, 2021
It was nearly a perfect week for the teams ranked in the Week 11 edition of the Trib 10 power rankings.

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Central Vallley’s Landon Alexander celebrates his second touchdown during the second quarter against Aliquippa on Sept. 10.
Trib HSSN state football rankings for Nov. 16, 2021
November 16, 2021
As the Road to Hershey officially opens up this weekend, there were plenty of changes in the Trib HSSN weekly state rankings as the district playoffs wind down.

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Shaler’s Mia Schubert hits against North Allegheny’s Mia Tuman during the WPIAL Class 4A volleyball championship Nov. 6.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Nov. 16, 2021: Another chapter in volleyball’s hottest rivalry
November 15, 2021
A fourth fray in the final four of 4A.

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Penn Hills’ Julian Dugger throws a pass to Chase Barney to set up the game-winning touchdown to beat Gateway during WPIAL Class 5A playoff action Friday.
Trib HSSN Football Team of the Week for Nov. 15, 2021
So what does a head coach think about when the opposing team is ling up for a potential game-tying field goal in the waning seconds of regulation?

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Penn Hills’ Chase Barney pulls in a pass to set up the game-winning score against Gateway during WPIAL Class 5A playoff action on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021, at Antimarino Stadium.
This week on Trib HSSN for week of Nov. 15, 2021
The WPIAL football playoffs reach their final destination in Class 6A while making one final stop on the Highway to Heinz this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Sto-Rox’s Josh Jenkins picks up a first down as Avonworth’s Ian Syam defends on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, in Ohio Twp.
Trib HSSN Football Player of the Week for 2021 Week 11
November 14, 2021
It took Sto-Rox quarterback Josh Jenkins four games to reach the 1,000-yard passing plateau.

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Fox Chapel’s Danny Downey (91) celebrates his goal with teammates during their game against Kiski Area on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021, in Harmar.
PIHL standings through Nov. 14, 2021
Here are the latest PIHL high school hockey standings through Sunday:

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Moon’s Cole Newhouse sacks Bethel Park quarterback Max Blanc on Oct. 21.
WPIAL football playoff preview: An in-depth look at all 22 games
November 11, 2021
The simple math tells the story.

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Moon’s Taite Beachy celebrates a fumble recovery against Bethel Park on Oct. 21.
Trib 10: Back to work for ranked teams in Week 11
November 10, 2021
The Trib 10 power rankings last week resembled the 1930s movie classic, All Quiet on the Western (Pa) Front.

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Freeport’s Cassidy Dell sets up a kill in front of Plum’s Maria Hunter (12) and Caroline Hunter during their PIAA Class 3A first round playoff match on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, at Freeport.
WPIAL girls volleyball teams learn sites, times for PIAA quarterfinals
Twelve WPIAL teams began the girls volleyball state playoffs on opening night Tuesday. Four saw their season come to an end while eight District 7 teams were winners and are moving on to Round 2.

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Mars goalkeeper Megan Boddy makes a save on Red Land’s Carlee Collier during their PIAA Class 3A first round playoff game on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, in Adams.
PIAA releases sites, times for boys, girls soccer quarterfinals
It was a nearly flawless start for WPIAL soccer teams in the opening round of the PIAA playoffs on Tuesday.

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Central Valley’s Landon Alexander carries to the goal line past Aliquippa’s Cyair Clark during the first quarter on Sept. 10.
Trib HSSN state football rankings for Nov. 9, 2021
November 9, 2021
There was no sliding and there was no climbing for teams across Pennsylvania as the district playoffs began for some last week.

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Seneca Valley’s Cole Kamarec works against Peters Township’s Connor Hoye during the WPIAL Class 4A championship game Saturday.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Nov. 9, 2021: State soccer playoffs kick off
November 8, 2021
Even though the district-champion-only format for the PIAA playoffs in 2020 cut the state soccer playoffs from four rounds to three, it turned out to be a historic postseason for the WPIAL.

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Laurel Highlands quarterback Rodney Gallagher rolls out to pass during a game against Belle Vernon on Oct. 1.
Trib HSSN Football Team of the Week for Nov. 8, 2021
Sometimes a trip on the Highway to Heinz can be a very long journey.

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Serra Catholic’s Terrell Booth hits Neshannock’s Kurt Sommerfeld in the WPIAL Class 2A first round last Friday.
Trib HSSN broadcast schedule: Week of Nov. 8, 2021
The WPIAL football playoffs move on to the quarterfinals and semifinals this week here on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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New Castle’s Christopher Hood looks to make a pass during a game against Highlands on Friday, Nov. 5, 2021, at Highlands.
Trib HSSN Football Player of the Week for 2021 Week 10
November 7, 2021
There was a serious chill in the air for opening night of the WPIAL football playoffs, but that didn’t prevent New Castle quarterback Christopher Hood from getting soaked with all of the “splash” plays he made Friday.

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Greater Latrobe’s takes a shot against Hempfield on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021 at Kirk S. Nevin Arena.
2021 PIHL standings through Nov. 7, 2021
Here are the latest PIHL high school hockey standings through Nov. 7.

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Woodland Hills running back Eris Seibles carries against Wayne Valley on Aug. 28.
Trib HSSN don’t-miss high school football playoff matchups for 2021 Week 10
November 4, 2021
Welcome to the 2021 WPIAL football playoffs.

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Hampton’s Kai Herchenroether with a dig against Plum during the Class 3A girls volleyball semifinals on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021, at Gateway High School.
WPIAL girls volleyball championship preview: 3 teams look to defend titles
A pair of WPIAL schools will be playing for the Triple Crown this week.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Jack Smith works out during practice on Aug. 11.
Trib 10: 7 undefeated teams fill power ratings as playoffs open
November 3, 2021
The regular season is in the books and playoff fever is spreading throughout the district.

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Greensburg Central Catholic’s Ryan Appleby scores against Chartiers-Houston during a WPIAL Class A first-round playoff game Oct. 26.
WPIAL boys soccer championship preview: North Catholic, GCC have shot at history
A pair of WPIAL schools will be playing for the triple crown this week.

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North Catholic players celebrate a goal by Lily Karsman during their game against Avonworth on Sept. 8.
WPIAL girls soccer championship preview: 3 teams bring repeat dreams to Highmark
A pair of WPIAL schools will be playing for the triple crown this week.

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Central Valley’s Jayvin Thompson intercepts a pass over Aliquippa’s Cyair Clark during the second quarter on Sept. 10.
Trib HSSN State Football Rankings for Nov. 2, 2021
November 2, 2021
Four teams lost their grip and slipped out of the Trib HSSN weekly state football rankings in the final week of the regular season.

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Freeport’s Alaina Whitlinger plays against Highlands on Sept. 9.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Nov. 2, 2021: Top seeds meet in volleyball final four
November 1, 2021
Sixteen teams are one win away from playing for district gold this Saturday at Robert Morris University.

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Armstrong quarterback Cadin Olsen threw for 212 yards and ran for 108 against Indiana last Friday.
Trib HSSN Football Player of the Week for Nov. 1, 2021
Cadin Olsen has accomplished a lot in his brief scholastic career as the starting quarterback at Armstrong. He has been one of the top passers in the district as a sophomore last year and now in his junior season.

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Fox Chapel goalkeeper Molly McNaughton makes a diving save against North Allegheny during a WPIAL Class 4A quarterfinal on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021, at North Allegheny High School.
Trib HSSN broadcast schedule: Week of Nov. 1, 2021
October 31, 2021
November gets off to a golden start as the WPIAL fall sports postseason goes prime time this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Peters Twp.’s Jillian Marvin works against Moon’s Madison Felton during their game on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021, at Moon Area High School.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Nov. 1, 2021: Soccer semifinals get underway
The day after Halloween is one several district soccer teams hope is filled with golden treats instead of sour tastes.

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South Allegheny quarterback Eric Wehrer looks for an open reciever against Elizabeth Forward on Friday, Oct. 8, 2021.
Trib HSSN Team of the Week for 2021 Week 9
Last week, we celebrated the end of a 33-year playoff drought for Leechburg.

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A rainbow appears as Chartiers Valley players come together prior to a game against Montour on Friday, Oct. 29, 2021, at Chartiers Valley.
WPIAL Clinched for Oct. 29, 2021: Football playoff fields nearly set
October 30, 2021
The 2021 WPIAL playoff field is nearly set.

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Upper St. Clair’s Mateo Cepullio catches a pass over Moon’s Dylan Sleva on Oct. 15.
Trib HSSN don’t-miss high school football matchups for 2021 Week 9
October 28, 2021
Welcome to Week 9 and the final two days of the WPIAL regular season.

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Runners participate in the WPIAL cross country championships at White Oak Park on Oct. 28, 2020.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Oct. 28, 2021: Cross country championships back at Cal (Pa.)
October 27, 2021
In the last two decades, the WPIAL has moved the district cross-country championships to various venues across the area.

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Central Catholic’s Gannon Carothers returns the opening kickoff for a touchdown against Mt. Lebanon on Oct. 8.
Trib 10: Tough year for defending WPIAL champs in power rankings
My, how the top cats from a year ago have fallen in 2021.

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What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Oct. 27, 2021: Seeds look different in volleyball playoffs
October 26, 2021
The opening round of the 2021 WPIAL girls volleyball playoffs concludes with first-round matches in Class 3A and 2A.

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Sto-Rox’s Josh Jenkins catches a pass as Avonworth’s Ian Syam defends on Sept. 17.
Trib HSSN State Football Rankings for Oct. 26, 2021
Eight might be great, but nine is fine as scholastic high school football teams prepare to conclude October football and their regular season this weekend.

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Fox Chapel’s Saidi Issa moves the ball away from Seneca Valley’s Gavin Loya on Sept. 15.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Oct. 26, 2021: Rematches set in boys soccer playoffs
October 25, 2021
Class 4A and A will take the stage Tuesday with opening-round boys soccer playoffs in both classifications.

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Leechburg’s Braylan Lovelace fends off Brentwood’s Jackson Vingelen on Sept. 9.
Trib HSSN Football Team of the Week for Oct. 25, 2021
The year was 1988. President Ronald Reagan was concluding his eighth year in office while turning the White House over to George H. W. Bush.

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Upper St. Clair’s Mateo Cepullio catches a pass over Moon’s Dylan Sleva during their game on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, at Tigers Stadium in Moon.
Trib HSSN broadcast schedule: Week of Oct. 25, 2021
October 24, 2021
The stretch run of the 2021 fall high school sports season concludes as district soccer, volleyball and field hockey playoffs begin in this final week of October.

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North Catholic’s Teagan McTighe hits his fairway shot on Hole 9 during the WPIAL Class AA boys golf team championship on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2021, at Cedarbrook Golf Course.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Oct. 25, 2021: PIAA team golf champs to be crowned
Monday, weather permitting, is the last day on the links for scholastic golfers in 2021.

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McKeesport’s Bobbie Boyd runs for a touchdown Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, against Thomas Jefferson.
Trib HSSN Football Player of the Week for 2021 Week 8
During the Bill Cherpak era, there aren’t many teams that with an edge against Thomas Jefferson.

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Seneca Valley’s Alex Paulsen takes down North Hills quarterback John Green on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021 at Martorelli Stadium.
2021 WPIAL football playoff picture entering final week of regular season
The final week of the 2021 WPIAL football regular season is upon us.

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Chartiers Valley’s Lamont Payne is tacked by Belle Vernon’s Chase Ruokonen on Sept. 3.
Chartiers Valley’s Lamont Payne thriving since committing to Penn State
Lamont Payne has lived up to his surname, as he has been a big pain for opposing coaches to game plan around.

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Sometimes you have to take a step back to take two steps forward.

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Baldwin and Central Catholic square off Saturday, OCt. 23, 2021.
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October 23, 2021
It took longer for Central Catholic to salute its 22 seniors before the game than it did for the Vikings to strike on their first three drives.

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October 21, 2021
The 2021 WPIAL girls volleyball regular season has come to an end as 72 teams have earned a ticket to ride into the postseason starting next week.

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October 20, 2021
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The top eight teams from last week’s Trib 10 power rankings remain the same, but a Class 5A surprise in Week 7 led to some movement at the bottom of the poll heading into Week 8.

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October 19, 2021
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Seneca Valley’s Conor Morrisard battles North Allegheny’s Evan Anderson for a header during their game on Oct. 11.
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It’s time to pull back the curtain and unveil the 2021 WPIAL boys and girls soccer brackets.

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Sto-Rox quarterback Austin Jones scores the go-ahead touchdown against Avonworth on Sept. 17.
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Now that we have hit the 2021 “stretch run,” the elite high school football teams across the state are picking it up a notch.

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What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Oct. 19, 2021: Class 3A golfers compete for PIAA gold
October 18, 2021
The best Class 3A boys and girls golfers across the state will tee off Tuesday morning in the 18-hole PIAA individual golf championships at the Heritage Hills Golf Course in York.

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Beaver quarterback Wyatt Ringer carries past Seton-LaSalle’s William Hess (65) and Liam Halligan on Sept. 25.
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When long-time Beaver football coach Jeff Beltz retired after the 2020 football season, the district stayed in-house with his replacement and promoted assistant coach Cort Rowse.

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Moon goalkeeper Serayah Leech celebrates with Olivia Shaver after defeating Peters Twp. on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021.
WPIAL Clinched for Oct. 17, 2021: Girls soccer
October 17, 2021
Section play in the girls soccer regular season has only a few makeup games left. The top four teams in each section qualify for the district playoffs. If teams are tied for a playoff spot and head-to-head does not break the tie, all qualify for the postseason.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Conner Murga pressures Gateway quarterback Brad Birch during the third quarter Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, in Monroeville.
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During the offseason, Brad Birch and his older brother, Brett, made headlines when they transferred from Jeannette to Gateway shortly after helping the Jayhawks win a WPIAL football championship.

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The top Class 2A boys and girls golfers from across the state will tee off Monday morning in the 18-hole PIAA individual golf championships at the Heritage Hills Golf Course in York.

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Two weeks remain in the 2021 WPIAL football season, and the stretch run is picking up.

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Zach Panza and his Hampton teammates have clinched a spot in the WPIAL playoffs.
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Section play in the regular season is complete, and the WPIAL boys soccer playoffs are just around the corner. The top four teams in each section qualify for the district playoffs. If teams are tied for a playoff spot and head-to-head does not break the tie, all qualify for the postseason.

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Grace Petnuch and her Greensburg Central Catholic teammates have clinched a WPIAL playoff spot.
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We are down to one week remaining in the WPIAL girls volleyball regular season, however the list of teams that have clinched a spot in the upcoming district playoffs continues to grow.

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Abigail Stager and her North Allegheny teammates face Butler on the North Allegheny Sports Network at TribHSSN.TribLive.com on Monday.
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The stretch run of the fall high school sports season continues with pair of district playoff bracket unveiling shows this week here on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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WPIAL Clinched for Oct. 15, 2021: Girls volleyball
October 15, 2021
We are down to one week remaining in the WPIAL girls volleyball regular season, and the list of teams that have clinched a spot in the upcoming district playoffs continues to grow.

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Shady Side Academy’s Sadie Navid heads the ball over Burrell’s Leah Brockett during their game on Sept. 27.
WPIAL Clinched for Oct. 14, 2021: Girls soccer
October 14, 2021
Section play in the 2021 girls soccer regular season section play has only a few makeup games left. The top four teams in each section qualify for the district playoffs. All teams tied for a playoff spot in which head-to-head does not break the tie qualify for the postseason.

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North Allegheny head coach Art Walker Jr. works with his team during practice on Aug. 10, 2021, in McCandless.
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Deer Lakes’ Ruger Beer battles Shady Side Academy’s Koven Johnson for possession during their game on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, in Fox Chapel.
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Section play in the regular season is nearly complete and the 2021 WPIAL boys soccer playoffs are just around the corner. The top four teams in each section qualify for the district playoffs. All teams tied for a playoff spot in which head-to-head does not break the tie all qualify for the postseason.

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What to watch for in high school sports on Oct. 14, 2021: City League rivals kick off Week 7
October 13, 2021
Three times in four years, Brashear and Allderdice battled for the City League football championship.

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Trib 10: Top 3 changes after clash of titans
Following a couple of tumultuous weeks, there was very little change in the weekly Trib 10 power rankings.

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Bishop Canevin’s Kyla Hartoyo scores against Greensburg Central Catholic on Sept. 13.
WPIAL Clinched for Oct. 12, 2021: Girls volleyball
October 12, 2021
There are still two weeks left in the WPIAL girls volleyball regular season, but several teams have already clinched a spot in the upcoming district playoffs.

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Hampton’s Sophie Kelly scores against Franklin Regional on Oct. 6.
WPIAL Clinched for Oct. 12, 2021: Girls soccer
Section play in the 2021 girls soccer regular season section play has less than one week left. The top four teams in each section qualify for the district playoffs. All teams tied for a playoff spot in which head-to-head does not break the tie qualify for the postseason.

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What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Oct. 13, 2021: Final boys soccer playoff spots on the line
Fourteen of the 16-team playoff field is set in Class 3A WPIAL boys soccer with the final two postseason berths possibly decided by two matches Wednesday.

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Sto-Rox’s Drevon Miller-Ross catches a pass as Avonworth’s Brandon Biagiarelli defends Sept. 17.
Trib HSSN State Football Rankings for Oct. 12, 2021
After a big-time shuffling of the deck the last few weeks with several head-to-head contests, the waters calmed in the sea of state football rankings in Week 6.

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What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Oct. 12, 2021: Girls soccer races coming down to wire
October 11, 2021
You could say that South Park and Elizabeth Forward are fit to be tied for their girls soccer section title.

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Seneca Valley’s Nolan Dworek celebrates his second-quarter touchdown against North Hills on Sept. 10.
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Hampton’s Zach Panza (7) battles Kiski Area’s Owen Zimmerman for possession during their game on Oct. 7.
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Section play in the regular season is winding down and the 2021 WPIAL boys soccer playoffs are just around the corner. The top four teams in each section qualify for the district playoffs. All teams tied for a playoff spot in which head-to-head does not break the tie qualify for the postseason.

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North Hills’ Liam Tracey break the tackle attempt by Kiski’s Dominic Dininno on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021 at Martorelli Stadium.
This week on Trib HSSN: Week of Oct. 11, 2021
October 10, 2021
Welcome to the “Stretch Run” of the 2021 fall high school sports season as we head toward mid-October this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Alex Tecza carries for a long gain against Central Catholic on Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, at Mt. Lebanon High School.
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Mt. Lebanon senior running back Alex Tecza could do nothing about the weather in Week 6 as a series of storms forced the stoppage, then the suspension of the Blue Devils’ big No. 1 vs. No. 2 showdown against visiting Central Catholic.

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Springdale’s Chris Mitchell moves the ball upfield against Aquinas Academy during a game on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, in Hampton.
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The final week of section play in WPIAL soccer begins with a busy night on the boys soccer pitch.

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Moon goalkeeper Serayah Leech celebrates with Olivia Shaver after defeating Peters Twp. on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021, at Moon Area High School. Moon won, 1-0.
WPIAL clinched for Oct. 10, 2021: Girls soccer
Section play in the 2021 WPIAL girls soccer regular season has one week left. The top four teams in each section qualify for the district playoffs. All teams tied for a playoff spot in which head-to-head does not break the tie all qualify for the postseason.

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Moon head coach Ryan Linn talks with his team after practice on Aug. 3, 2021, in Moon.
Top-ranked Moon edges Peters Township to stay undefeated
October 9, 2021
The difference between the first half and the second half of the Moon at Peters Township Class 5A Allegheny Six Conference football game was night and day.

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WPIAL Clinched for Oct. 7, 2021: Girls volleyball
October 8, 2021
There are still two weeks left in the WPIAL girls volleyball regular season, but several teams have already clinched a spot in the upcoming district playoffs.

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Allderdice’s Ben Beale celebrates his goal next to Penn-Trafford’s Logan Swartz during their game on Tuesday.
WPIAL Clinched for Oct. 7, 2021: Boys soccer
October 7, 2021
Section play in the regular season is winding down and the 2021 WPIAL boys soccer playoffs are just around the corner. The top four teams in each section qualify for the district playoffs. All teams tied for a playoff spot in which head-to-head does not break the tie qualify for the postseason.

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Moon’s Joe Cotton eludes North Hills’ Caleb Armstead during their game Sept. 17.
Trib HSSN don’t-miss high school football matchups for 2021 Week 6
Welcome to Week 6, where the feeling out process continues.

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Latrobe’s Ella Bulava scores past Norwin goalkeeper Riley Morningstar on Sept. 30.
WPIAL Clinched for Oct. 6, 2021: Girls soccer
October 6, 2021
Section play in the 2021 girls soccer regular season section play has just over one week left. The top four teams in each section qualify for the district playoffs. All teams tied for a playoff spot in which head-to-head does not break the tie qualify for the postseason.

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You could say that a select few WPIAL girls golfers and tennis players will be in action Thursday and Friday for the love of gold.

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Central Catholic’s Brandon Jackson catches a pass in front of the North Allegheny bench during the first quarter on Sept. 24.
Trib 10: Top 2 teams in weekly power rankings set to collide
Several big head-to-head matchups last week led to a pair of Class 6A district teams being bounced from the weekly Trib 10 power rankings.

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Bishop Canevin’s Ava Gaitens celebrates with teammates after a kill against Greensburg Central Catholic on Sept. 13.
WPIAL Clinched for Oct. 5, 2021: Girls volleyball
October 5, 2021
There are still three weeks left in the WPIAL girls volleyball regular season, but a handful of teams have already clinched a spot in the upcoming district playoffs.

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Plum goalkeeper Austin Hereda makes a save against Franklin Regional on Sept. 7.
WPIAL Clinched for Oct. 5, 2021: Boys soccer
Section play in the regular season is winding down and the 2021 WPIAL boys soccer playoffs are just around the corner. The top four teams in each section qualify for the district playoffs. All teams tied for a playoff spot in which head-to-head does not break the tie qualify for the postseason.

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What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Oct. 6, 2021: Franklin Regional, Hampton square off
A year ago, Hampton and Franklin Regional finished first and second in the WPIAL Section 1-3A standings with the Talbots beating out the Panthers for the section crown by only a half-game.

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Sto-Rox’s Zay Davis carries past Avonworth’s Brandon Biagiarelli on Sept. 17.
Trib HSSN state high school football rankings for Oct. 5, 2021
The calendar turning from September to October wasn’t the only big change last week.

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Central Catholic’s Rocco Salvitti watches his tee shot on No. 17 during the WPIAL Class AAA boys golf championship on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, at South Hills Country Club.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Oct. 5, 2021: Class AAA boys golfers chase WPIAL gold
October 4, 2021
Seventeen years ago, Pine-Richland senior Mike Van Sickle, now a pro golfer, tamed the Mystic Rock Golf Course and shot a 3-over par 75 to capture his second straight WPIAL boys individual golf championship.

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Upper St. Clair’s Ethan Hiester cuts back on Penn Hills’ D’Andre Cochran for a touchdown on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021 at Upper St. Clair High School.
Trib HSSN Team of the Week for 2021 Week 5
After winning two of its first three football games, Upper St. Clair hit a rut.

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Mars’ Aly Cooper (21) celebrates her goal with Piper Coffield during their game against Montour on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, in Robinson. Mars won, 1-0.
WPIAL girls soccer playoff clinchings through Oct. 4, 2021
Section play in the 2021 WPIAL girls soccer regular season has less than two weeks left. The top four teams in each section qualify for the district playoffs. All teams tied for a playoff spot in which head-to-head does not break the tie all qualify for the postseason.

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What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Oct. 4, 2021: Peters Township heads to Moon for girls soccer clash
October 3, 2021
The first full week of WPIAL October soccer begins with a busy night on the pitch for the girls.

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Steel Valley’s Nijhay Burt during practice Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021 at Steel Valley High School.
Trib HSSN Football Player of the Week for Week 5
No matter how much opposing teams try to slow him down, the man of Steel throws on his maroon and gold cape, takes the football and runs through, around and away from the freshly shredded defenses.

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Central Catholic’s Matthew Petruzzi Jr. (34) and Keith Cushenberry celebrate on defense during their game against North Allegheny on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, at North Allegheny High School.
Trib HSSN broadcast listings for week of Oct. 4, 2021
There is nothing quite like another busy week of fall high school sports with a dash of winter scholastic sports sprinkled in during the first full week of October on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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North Allegheny’s Jacob Porter (left) and Tyree Alualu work out together during practice.
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September 30, 2021
WPIAL football now enters prime time.

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Sewickley Academy’s Tim Fitzgerald watches his approach shot on Hole 16 during the 2020 WPIAL Class 2A boys golf championship at Allegheny Country Club.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Sept. 30, 2021: Golf gold up for grabs
September 29, 2021
To highlight the final day of September, the district is set to distribute golf gold on Thursday as the WPIAL Class 2A boys individual golf championships tee off at the Allegheny Country Club in Sewickley.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Jack Smith works out during practice.
Trib 10: New team takes over top spot in WPIAL power rankings
As we hit the midway point of the regular season and September turns to October, there is change in the air in the weekly Trib 10 power rankings.

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Thomas Jefferson’s AJ Getsy competes against Laurel Highlands on Sept. 9.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Sept. 29, 2021: First place up for grabs in boys soccer
September 28, 2021
With just over two weeks left in soccer section play around the WPIAL, each match with first-place implications takes on greater meaning as September winds down.

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Runners compete at the 2020 Tri-State Coaches Association Cross Country Championships.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Sept. 27, 2021: Key cross country meets on tap
September 27, 2021
If you wanted to know which way to run to win cross country gold in WPIAL Class 3A in 2020, the answer was north.

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Mohawk quaterback JC Voss throws a pass during practice.
Trib HSSN Football Team of the Week for Sept. 27, 2021
The Mohawk football team won a combined three games in the last two years.

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Belle Vernon quarterback Devin Whitlock eludes tacklers against Thomas Jefferson on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021.
Trib HSSN Football Player of the Week for 2021 Week 4
September 26, 2021
He scored the tying touchdown with under five minutes left in the game, then he ran 40 yards for the winning TD with under 10 seconds remaining in a battle between the two top teams in Class 4A of the WPIAL.

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Belle Vernon’s Tyler Mocello will take part in the WPIAL semifinals Monday.
What to watch for Sept. 27, 2021: Boys head to WPIAL golf semis
The district individual golf postseason continues Monday with the WPIAL Class AAA boys semifinals.

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Penn Hills’ Khalil Barley-Morrow lifts Amir Key after scoring a touchdown against Upper St. Clair’s on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, at Upper St. Clair High School.
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We turn the calendar from September to October this week with plenty of high school sports on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Penn-Trafford (right) plays Shaler on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021.
Penn-Trafford gets back on track with big win over Shaler
September 25, 2021
Saturday marked the sixth meeting between Penn-Trafford and Shaler on the football field. The Warriors were a perfect 5-0 and had outscored the Titans, 257-15 in those wins.

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Chartiers Valley’s Abraham Ibrahim pulls in a first-quarter touchdown agsinst Blackhawk last season.
Emergence of senior receiver adds another weapon to Chartiers Valley’s offense
Coming into this season, all eyes were on Chartiers Valley junior wide receiver Lamont Payne, and for good reason.

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Penn Hills quarterback Julian Dugger looks to throw during practice.
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September 23, 2021
For some district football teams, it’s the second week of conference play. For others, it is the final tune-up before conference play is underway for all 17 WPIAL conferences.

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What to watch for in high school sports on Sept. 23, 2021: City League kicks off Week 4
September 22, 2021
Ten years ago, the two met in the City League championship game. On Thursday, University Prep and Allderdice square off to kick off Week 4 of the high school football season.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Nick Bryan celebrates a tackle for loss next to Gateway quarterback Brad Birch on Sept. 3.
Trib 10: Friday’s schedule features 2 showdowns between ranked teams
There was little movement in the Trib 10 power rankings after Week 3, but that could change after this weekend.

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Greensburg Central Catholic’s Meghan Zambruno finishes her round at the 2020 WPIAL Class 2A girls golf championship at Allegheny Country Club.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Sept. 22, 2021: Girls golf moves into sectional spotlight
September 21, 2021
After most of the individual boys golf sectionals here held earlier this week, it’s time for the girls to tee it up in three sections.

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Central Valley running back Landon Alexander works out during practice on Aug. 9.
Trib HSSN State Football Rankings for Sept. 21, 2021
While there were no changes at the top, six teams lost their grip and dropped out of the latest edition of the Trib HSSN state football rankings.

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What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Sept. 21, 2021: South Hills soccer showdown
September 20, 2021
Even though the pendulum has swung due north with Seneca Valley and North Allegheny winning the four of the last five WPIAL boys soccer championships in the highest classification, there was a time when gold could be found in a four-mile radius of Route 19 in the South Hills of Pittsburgh.

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Union quarterback Tyler Staub throws a pass during practice on Aug. 4.
Trib HSSN Football Team of the Week for Sept. 20, 2021
In 30 all-time meetings on the football field, Rochester has dominated Class A Big Seven Conference foe Union. The Rams are 25-5 overall.

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Thomas Jefferson assistant coach TJ Srsic celebrates with quarterback Joe Lekse after his third-quarter touchdown against Gateway on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, in Monroeville. TJ plays Belle Vernon this week.
Trib HSSN broadcast listings for week of Sept. 20-25
September 19, 2021
We hit the midway point of the WPIAL football regular season with key conference and nonconference games this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Carmichaels’ Trenton Carter works during practice on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020.
Trib HSSN Football Player of the Week for 2021 Week 3
His name might not be Michael, but on Friday of Week 3 at Mapletown High School, Carmichaels senior Trenton Carter was truly a Mighty Mike.

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Sewickley Academy coach Win Palmer applauds his team after the Panthers fininshed their rounds during the WPIAL Class AA boys golf championship Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, at Cedarbrook Golf Club.
What to watch for Sept. 20, 2021: WPIAL golf tournaments begin
While the WPIAL girls singles tennis championships are set for Thursday and Friday, another fall postseason tees off Monday.

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Canon-McMillan linemen Julius Pruss (left) and Sean Lesnock work out during practice on Aug. 12.
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September 16, 2021
Finally, conference games have arrived in the WPIAL.

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Sewickley Academy’s Ashley Close plays in last year’s WPIAL Class 2A team championships.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Sept. 15, 2021: Tennis postseason gets underway
September 15, 2021
Two days before conference play begins for many teams in WPIAL football, the first postseason event began in district girls tennis.

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Belle Vernon’s Quinton Martin scores on a kickoff return with Chartiers Valley’s Joseph Krug trailing on Sept. 3, 2021, at Chartiers Valley.
Trib 10: Belle Vernon makes big jump in WPIAL football power rankings
The first two teams have been bounced from Trib 10 power rankings after head-to-head showdown losses in Week 2.

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Shady Side Academy celebrates a 2-1 victory over Ellis School in the 2020 WPIAL Class A field hockey championship game.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Sept. 14, 2021: Field hockey blue bloods square off
September 14, 2021
One of the more amazing streaks in the WPIAL is the on-going rivalry between Shady Side Academy and the Ellis School in field hockey.

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Mars’ Leana Cuzzocrea battles Villa Joseph Marie’s Madison Crozier for possession during the 2020 PIAA Class 3A girls soccer state championship game.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Sept. 14, 2021: Girls soccer section contenders collide
September 13, 2021
Last season, they finished in first and second place in their respective WPIAL girls soccer sections. On Tuesday, they meet for the first of two regular season meetings.

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McKeesport running back Kanye Thompson catches a pass in practice.
Trib HSSN Football Team of the Week for Sept. 13, 2021
The nonconference portion of the 2021 McKeesport football schedule has been like a box of mixed chocolates: Each one is different from the other and no two are alike.

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Central Vallley’s Jayvin Thompson stiff-arms Aliquippa’s Cyair Clark during the second quarter on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021, at The Pit in Aliquippa.
This week on Trib HSSN: Week of Sept. 13, 2021
September 12, 2021
This weekend marks the start of conference play for WPIAL football teams in Class 6A and A, along with some in 4A, 3A and 2A, with a lot of the action seen or heard on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Chartiers Valley’s Abe Ibrahim pulls in a first-quarter touchdown pass over Blackhawk’s Brendan Welsh Friday, Oct. 2, 2020 at Chartiers Valley High School.
2021 Trib HSSN Football Player of the Week for Week 2
Through two weeks of the 2021 WPIAL football season, Abraham Ibrahim had modest stats. The Chartiers Valley senior wide receiver had five receptions for 26 yards.

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What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Sept. 13, 2021: Section 2-A boys soccer gets started
Finally, WPIAL boys soccer section play will begin in Section 2-A on Monday.

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Carlynton’s Shawn Curry picks up a first down against Riverview defenders during the first quarter on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in Oakmont.
Shawn Curry runs for 256 yards as Carlynton pulls away from Riverview
September 11, 2021
Saturday afternoon did not start well for visiting Carlynton.

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Peters Township quarterback Sam Miller works out during practice on Aug. 12.
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September 9, 2021
Area high school football fans, we are inching closer to the start of conference games. Those are the games that will decide which teams qualify for the WPIAL playoffs in November.

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Thomas Jefferson assistant coach TJ Srsic celebrates with quarterback Joe Lekse after his third quarter touchdown against Gateway last Friday.
Trib 10: New team takes over top spot in WPIAL power rankings
September 8, 2021
With plenty of big contests in Week 1, there was a shuffling of the deck in this week’s Trib 10 power rankings.

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Southmoreland’s Anthony Govern leads his team on the field before kickoff against Mt. Pleasant last season.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Sept. 9, 2021: Thursday night football on the South Side
Week 2 of the 2021 high school football season kicks off Thursday with another battle between the WPIAL and the Pittsburgh City League.

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North Catholic players celebrate defeating Avonworth in the WPIAL Class 2A girls soccer championship game Nov. 7, 2020.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Sept. 8, 2021: Finals rematch in girls soccer
September 7, 2021
Last season, North Catholic and Avonworth played to a scoreless tie in their first Section 1-2A meeting, then the Trojans edged the Antelopes in the final section game of the regular season, 2-1.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Jordan Mayer (33) celebrates his touchdown catch with McClain Flinn during the second quarter against Gateway last Friday.
Trib HSSN state football rankings for Sept. 7, 2021
The top 30 teams in last week’s HSSN state football rankings were like an old Bachman-Turner Overdrive classic song as they spent Week 1 takin’ care of business.

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Shalers’ Keegan Smetanka throws during practice Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021, at Shaler Titans Football Field.
Trib HSSN Football Team of the Week 2021: Week 1
It has been 12 years since the Shaler football team has been undefeated through two weeks.

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Plum goalkeeper Gabe Kuhn makes a save on Franklin Regional’s Colton Hudson late in the second half of their game on Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, in Murrysville.
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September 6, 2021
Once again this school year, the network with the best coverage of high school sports brings you a daily dose of what to watch for around scholastic sports that day.

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Trib HSSN Football Player of The Week 2021: Week 1
September 5, 2021
Trailing by three points in the final two minutes of an emotional nonconference game against visiting Pine-Richland, Seneca Valley quarterback Graham Hancox showed no signs of nerves as he led the offense on the field.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Angelo Volomino defends against Gateway’s Patrick Body Jr. late in the fourth quarter Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, in Monroeville.
Trib HSSN broadcasts for the week starting Monday, Sept. 6
With the traditional end-of-summer holiday weekend behind us, we labor toward a busy week of high school sports on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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McKeesport quarterback Caleb Reist tries to pull away from a Woodland Hills tackler on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021.
McKeesport edges Woodland Hills in throwback showdown
September 4, 2021
For the better part of the second quarter Saturday afternoon, the scoreboard clock at McKeesport was not operational.

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Penn Hills quarterback Julian Dugger looks to throw during practice Aug. 13.
Trib HSSN don’t-miss high school football matchups for 2021 Week 1
September 2, 2021
In what we hope is not a flashback to last year, five area high school football games slated for this holiday weekend have been postponed due to covid-19 related issues.

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Gateway’s Patrick Body practices Aug. 13.
Trib 10: Gateway tops 1st power poll of season
September 1, 2021
Once again this season, teams across the WPIAL can flex their muscles when the Trib 10 power rankings are released each week.

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Thomas Jefferson quarterback Brody Evans throws a pass in practice on Aug. 23.
Trib HSSN State Football Rankings for Aug. 31, 2021
August 31, 2021
The first edition of the weekly 2021 HSSN state football rankings is here with a lot of familiar faces from the end of the 2020 high school football season.

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Northgate’s Austin Mitchell throws a pass during practice Aug. 9.
Trib HSSN Football Team of the Week 2021: Week Zero
August 30, 2021
On Sept. 22, 2017, Northgate edged Sto-Rox, 17-14 to improve the Flames’ record in the Class A Big Seven Conference to 2-2.

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Greensburg Salem’s Hayden Teska looks to during a game against Hempfield on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021, at Hempfield.
Trib HSSN broadcasts for the week starting Monday, Aug. 30
August 29, 2021
We turn the calendar from the heat of August to the comfort (fingers crossed) of September with another busy weekend of high school football on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Trib HSSN Football Player of The Week 2021: Week Zero
If he wasn’t on the list of top quarterbacks to watch around the district in 2021, Carson Davidson has ‘thrown’ his hat in the ring after a big start in Week Zero.

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Westinghouse and Seton LaSalle square off Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021.
Westinghouse dominates Seton LaSalle, scores one for the City League
August 28, 2021
The dog days of summer produced another hot and steamy evening as Week Zero concluded Saturday at Dormont Stadium.

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Montour’s John Midili carries during practice on Aug. 18, 2021, in Robinson.
Trib HSSN don’t-miss high school football matchups for Week Zero 2021
August 26, 2021
The 2021 high school football season kicks off this weekend with Week Zero games. All of the contests are nonconference. Here is a look at some of the top matchups in each class. Final records from 2020 are in parenthesis.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Tommy Boehner works out during practice on Aug. 11, 2021, in Mt Lebanon.
This week on Trib HSSN: Week of Aug. 26, 2021
Let the games begin! We kick off another season with August high school football for the first time in two years this weekend on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Coach Eric Christy is in his fourth year at Butler.
Butler’s major rebuilding project making significant strides
In a move to save the football program, Butler school officials decided to leave the WPIAL for football only after consecutive 0-10 seasons in 2018-2019 and with roster numbers shrinking despite the school’s large enrollment.

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Independence breeds success for Albert Gallatin
It had been 35 years since the Albert Gallatin football team enjoyed a winning season when school district officials made the decision to leave the WPIAL in football only.

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Burgettstown High School stadium.
Burgettstown looks to rebound from down season behind 1st-year coach
In searching for a new football coach for the first time in six years, Burgettstown went right next door with the hiring of Greg Marshall.

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Bishop Canevin receiver Lesae Lacks catches a pass over Xavier Nelson during practice on Aug. 24, 2021.
Bishop Canevin continues to build winning atmosphere
August 25, 2021
In 2019, Bishop Canevin finished 1-9 and had to forfeit a game because of a lack of healthy players.

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Central Catholic quarterback Payton Wehner talks with head coach Terry Totten during practice on Aug. 10, 2021, in Oakland.
2021 WPIAL Class 6A football breakdown: District playoffs to now feature 5 teams
August 24, 2021
Class 6A may have been the hardest-hit classification when it came to playing football during a global pandemic in 2020.

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Montour lineman Braden Flint smiles during practice on Aug. 18, 2021, in Robinson.
Led by line, Montour out to finish strong
August 23, 2021
Following an opening night loss to Chartiers Valley, the 2020 Montour football team ripped off four straight wins and looked to be in good shape for a playoff spot with two Parkway Conference games remaining.

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Chartiers Valley quarterback Anthony Mackey works out during practice on Aug. 17, 2021, in Collier.
Chartiers Valley looks to keep ball rolling
It seems like every fall, there are those high school football programs around the WPIAL that are a gridiron force. No matter how many players they lose to graduation, they always find a way to be in the championship mix.

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McGuffey’s Philip McCuen throws during practice Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021 at McGuffey High School.
Led by defense, McGuffey feels ‘championship-level good’
August 22, 2021
On Oct. 23 last season, McGuffey beat Beth-Center to clinch an undefeated Class 2A Century Conference title.

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Beth-Center coach Tony Ruscitto
Beth-Center turns back the clock as Tony Ruscitto returns to lead Bulldogs
It was late May when Joe Kuhns resigned after five years as head coach of the Beth-Center football team.

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Sto-Rox head coach LaRoi Johnson (middle) reacts during a team skills challenge during a 7 on 7 high school football tournament on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at Bethel Park.
Loaded Sto-Rox chasing elusive title
August 21, 2021
There were a lot of new faces for Sto-Rox in 2020 as the team that lost to Clairton in the 2019 Class A title game braced for what might be a bumpy ride moving up to Class 2A in 2020.

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Carlynton running back Shawn Curry carries the ball on Aug. 17, 2021, in Rosslyn Farms.
Carlynton looks to turn corner in more normal season
The Carlynton football team won its season opener for a third straight year in 2020, albeit via forfeit when Sto-Rox could not field a team for its Class 2A Three Rivers Conference opener.

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West Allegheny quarterback Gavin Miller throws a pass during practice on Aug. 16, 2021, in North Fayette.
Blue-chip QB boosts West Allegheny’s hopes
August 17, 2021
As September became October last season, West Allegheny was 3-1 and in good shape to earn one of eight Class 5A football playoff spots.

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South Fayette quarterback Landon Lutz works out during practice on Aug. 16, 2021, in South Fayette.
South Fayette working toward Class 5A breakthrough
In the 2002 WPIAL football season, South Fayette moved up from Class A to AA, finished 4-5 and missed the playoffs.

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South Park head coach Marty Rieck watches practice on Aug. 11, 2021, in South Park.
Promising offense holds key for South Park
August 16, 2021
The 2020 football regular season for South Park came down to basic fundamentals on offense.

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Quaker Valley’s Will Sirianni plays against South Park during the WPIAL Class 2A boys tennis doubles tournament April 28.
Quaker Valley athletic program enjoys success across the board
August 15, 2021
Even in a school year unlike any other, the typically outstanding athletic program at Quaker Valley reached its customary level of success.

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Bishop Canevin’s Abbie Maziarz, Gillian Golupski and Olivia Thomas celebrate after beating Greensburg Central Catholic in the WPIAL championship game.
Bishop Canevin, Carlynton found all-around sports success in trying year
A pair of local schools finished in the top 10 in their respective classifications in the 2020-21 HSSN Trib Cup Standings.

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Keystone Oaks’ Tyler Perry works out during practice on Aug. 11, 2021, in Dormont.
Keystone Oaks confident, even with big shoes to fill under center
August 14, 2021
For the last four years, the Keystone Oaks offense had been in the good hands of Logan Shrubb, one of the school’s best quarterbacks who could hurt defenses with his arm and his legs.

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Central Catholic’s JD Younger smiles during practice on Aug. 10, 2021, in Oakland.
Central Catholic sets sights on historic 3-peat
August 13, 2021
Editor’s note: Starting today, Trib HSSN will preview at least one WPIAL conference per day until the start of high school football season Aug. 27.

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Canon-McMillan’s Chris Davis makes a one-handed catch during practice on Aug. 12, 2021, at Big Mac Stadium.
Skilled seniors return to lead Canon-McMillan
Editor’s note: Starting today, Trib HSSN will preview at least one WPIAL conference per day until the start of high school football season Aug. 27.

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Seneca Valley linemen work out during practice on Aug. 9, 2021, in Jackson.
Fast-paced offense could keep Seneca Valley in title hunt
Editor’s note: Starting today, Trib HSSN will preview at least one WPIAL conference per day until the start of high school football season Aug. 27.

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Chartiers Valley celebrates after beating Trinity in the WPIAL Class 5A championship at Peters Township High School on March 15.
Chartiers Valley, South Fayette celebrate all-around sports success
August 8, 2021
It was solid success across the board that helped a pair of local high schools finish in the top five in the Class 5A chase for the 2020-2021 HSSN Trib Cup.

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South Fayette’s relay of, from left, Amy Allen, Amanda Marquis, Olivia Renk and Melana Schumaker finished eighth at nationals July 3, 2021.
South Fayette relay teams conclude special season at nationals
August 1, 2021
After missing out on the 2020 season last spring, the South Fayette green machine girls track relay team became the dream team on the district, state and, finally, the national stage earlier this summer.

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Carlynton Junior-Senior High School.
Carlynton hires new girls volleyball, basketball coaches
July 18, 2021
While the summer months are down time from actual events going on, coaches and athletes are working hard behind the scenes to prepare for the upcoming season.

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Greensburg Central Catholic’s coach Olivia Kruger, at right, is handed the championship trophy by player Jessica Nemeth, left, after defeating Our Lady of the Sacred Heart on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020 in the WPIAL Class A girls soccer championship at Gateway Senior High School.
Soccer, golf success guides Greensburg Central Catholic to Class A Trib Cup title
July 15, 2021
The battle for the HSSN Trib Cup in Class A turned into a private affair.

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The Shenango baseball team celebrates with the championship trophy after defeating Seton LaSalle, 2-1, in the WPIAL Class 2A final on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at Wild Things Park.
In another victory for Lawrence County schools, Shenango secures Class 2A Trib Cup title
July 14, 2021
It was an incredible year for the WPIAL high schools located in Lawrence County.

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Trib HSSN Preseason WPIAL Football All-Star team: Lamont Payne, Chartiers Valley
The Tribune-Review and the TribLive High School Sports Network are profiling each member of the 25-player Trib HSSN Preseason Football All-Star team. The players will be recognized July 22 during HSSN Media Day at Kennywood Park.

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Members of the North Catholic girls volleyball team celebate after defeating Ellwood City in the WPIAL Class 2A championship match Nov. 7, 2020, at Fox Chapel.
Trio of WPIAL champions, runners-up carry North Catholic to Class 3A Trib Cup crown
July 13, 2021
North Catholic’s team colors are scarlet and gold.

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Quaker Valley’s Thomas Pangburn (left) and Will Sirianni play against South Park during the WPIAL Class AA boys tennis doubles championship Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at North Allegheny High School.
Championship appearances help Quaker Valley claim Class 4A Trib Cup
July 12, 2021
Other WPIAL Class 4A schools may have won more district or state championships this past school year, but a consistently strong effort across the board each season and winning its lone WPIAL crown in the spring helped Quaker Valley win another HSSN Trib Cup championship.

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West Allegheny’s Gavin Miller
Trib HSSN Preseason WPIAL Football All-Star team: Gavin Miller, West Allegheny
The Tribune-Review and the TribLive High School Sports Network are profiling each member of the 25-player Trib HSSN Preseason Football All-Star team. The players will be recognized July 22 during HSSN Media Day at Kennywood Park.

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North Allegheny’s Paige Morningstar kisses the championship trophy after defeating Spring-Ford in the PIAA Class 6A state final on Friday, March 26, 2021, at Giant Center in Hershey.
Trib HSSN girls athlete of the year: NA’s Paige Morningstar caps gold-plated 2-sport career
What better way to conclude a golden scholastic career than to be named the MaxPreps national high school female athlete of the year?

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The Mars boys soccer team celebrates with the PIAA Class 3A soccer championship trophy after defeating Northern, 2-1, in the state final Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, at Hersheypark Stadium.
Soccer, lacrosse titles lift Mars to Class 5A Trib Cup championship
July 11, 2021
Thanks to a historic run in soccer and lacrosse this past school year, Mars’ climb to the top of the HSSN Trib Cup standings in Class 5A was out of this world.

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South Fayette made the WPIAL boys volleyball playoffs in the program’s inaugural season in 2020-21.
South Fayette boys volleyball makes massive strides in program’s 1st season
July 10, 2021
All of the spring high school sports teams around the WPIAL and throughout the state were in the same boat this past season.

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TribHSSN Preseason WPIAL Football All-Star team: Lorenzo Jenkins, Blackhawk
July 9, 2021
The Tribune-Review and the TribLive High School Sports Network are profiling each member of the 25-player Trib HSSN Preseason Football All-Star team. The players will be recognized July 22 during HSSN Media Day at Kennywood Park.

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North Allegheny libero Caroline Curran (2) celebrates with teammates after defeating Shaler to win the WPIAL Class 4A championship match on Nov. 7, 2020, at Chartiers Valley.
North Allegheny again wins Class 6A Trib Cup in dominant fashion
July 8, 2021
Ben Franklin once said; “In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”

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TribHSSN Preseason WPIAL Football All-Star team: Josh Jenkins, Sto-Rox
The Tribune-Review and the TribLive High School Sports Network are profiling each member of the 25-player Trib HSSN Preseason Football All-Star team. The players will be recognized July 22 during HSSN Media Day at Kennywood Park.

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Ligonier Valley pitcher Maddie Griffin delivers during a game against Apollo-Ridge on Monday, April 26, 2021, in Ligonier.
Trib HSSN Head of the Class: Softball Player and Coach of the Year for each classification
July 3, 2021
Whether their school had students in the classroom or virtually this spring, there is a special seat up front reserved for these standout performers and coaches in the return to the softball diamonds.

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Chartiers Valley boys lacrosse finished as WPIAL runners-up in 2021.
Chartiers Valley lacrosse beats odds to have memorable season
Overcoming great odds. It is the stuff of lore that has been the focus of many Hollywood scripts.

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Beaver’s Payton List pitches against Elizabeth Forward in the PIAA quarterfinals June 10, 2021, at Norwin.
2021 Trib HSSN Softball Player of the Year: Payton List, Beaver
July 2, 2021
2021 HSSN Softball Player of the Year

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Bethel Park’s Sandra Soltes drives in two runs with a triple during the WPIAL Class 6A championship game against Canon-McMillan on June 3.
Talented young players headline Trib HSSN Softball All-Stars
June 30, 2021
The 2021 WPIAL softball season proved two things were true.

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Plenty of bright spots for young Chartiers Valley baseball roster
June 27, 2021
Five years ago, Chartiers Valley was on top the of WPIAL Class AAA mountain.

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Bishop Canevin finished in fourth place in Section 2-A this season.
Bishop Canevin baseball takes step forward with playoff berth
There was a time when making the playoffs was no big deal for Bishop Canevin baseball. It was expected as a stepping stone to bigger and better things.

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New Castle pitcher Rocco Bernadina celebrates after the final out in the WPIAL Class 4A championship game against Montour on June 2.
Trib 10: 4 WPIAL teams win state gold, top final power rankings
June 24, 2021
A record 10 WPIAL baseball and softball teams advanced to Penn State last week to play for a PIAA championship.

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Bethel Park starting pitcher Eric Chalus holds the trophy as he celebrates with teammates after beating Red Land to win the PIAA Class 5A baseball championship June 17 at Medlar Field in State College.
Trib HSSN Final State Baseball Rankings for June 23, 2021
June 23, 2021
Six teams have been crowned state champion as the 2021 high school baseball season is now in the books.

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Beaver’s Payton List (8) celebrates after beating Tunkhannock in extra innings to win the PIAA Class 4A softball championship game June 17 at Beard Field in State College.
Trib HSSN Final State Softball Rankings for June 22, 2021
June 22, 2021
A year after great disappointment over the lost 2020 spring season, the 2021 high school softball season concluded on a great high after six PIAA champions were crowned.

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New Castle coaches and players pose for photographers on the field after defeating Wyoming Area in the PIAA Class 4A baseball championship game Friday at Penn State.
Trib HSSN Baseball Team of the Week for June 21, 2021
June 21, 2021
New Castle finished the regular season 10-9 overall with its longest winning streak being two victories in a row, twice.

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Bethel Park’s Cody Geddes tags out Shaler’s Bryan Rincon during the WPIAL Class 5A quarterfinals May 21.
Trib HSSN Baseball Player of the Week for June 21, 2021
Bethel Park used the one-two punch of senior lefty Eric Chalus and sophomore righty Evan Holewinski all season in route to a Section 4-5A title, a runner-up trophy in the WPIAL playoffs and the Black Hawks’ first state baseball championship in 33 years.

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Beaver celebrates after beating Tunkhannock in extra innings to win the PIAA Class 4A softball championship on Thursday, June 17, 2021, at Beard Field in State College.
Trib HSSN Softball Team of the Week for June 20, 2021
June 20, 2021
Three weeks ago, Beaver was named the Trib HSSN Softball Team of the Week.

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Mt Pleasant’s Courtney Poulich celebrates scoring against Mid Valley during the PIAA Class 3A softball championship on Friday, June 18, 2021, at Beard Field in University Park.
Trib HSSN Softball Player of the Week: June 20, 2021
In 2017, when Mt. Pleasant defeated Tunkhannock, 5-3, to win the PIAA Class 4A softball championship, Courtney Poulich and her current Vikings senior teammates were in eighth grade and watching their future team win the school’s first state softball title.

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The 2021 Chartiers Valley girls lacrosse team.
Season full of highlights for Chartiers Valley girls lacrosse
The Chartiers Valley girls lacrosse season began with the team having to reschedule a scrimmage because of a lack of players.

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Carlynton baseball team looks forward to future
It’s better to walk before you run.

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West Greene starting pitcher Kiley Meek throws against Union during the WPIAL Class A softball championships on June 2.
PIAA Class A softball championship preview: West Greene vs. Tri-Valley
June 17, 2021
History is being made in Happy Valley this week as the WPIAL sends 10 baseball and softball teams to Penn State University to compete in the PIAA championships.

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Shenango’s Gabrial Yanssens drives in the winning run against Seton LaSalle during the WPIAL Class 2A championship game on June 2.
PIAA Class 2A baseball championship preview: Shenango vs. Schuylkill Haven
History is being made in Happy Valley this week as the WPIAL sends 10 baseball and softball teams to Penn State University to compete in the PIAA championships.

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New Castle pitcher Rocco Bernadina visits with the student section while waiting on deck during the WPIAL Class 4A championship game against Montour on June 2.
PIAA Class 4A baseball championship preview: New Castle vs. Wyoming Area
History is being made in Happy Valley this week as the WPIAL sends 10 baseball and softball teams to Penn State University to compete in the PIAA championships.

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North Allegheny’s Cole Young celebrates after defeating Hempfield, 4-0, in the WPIAL Class 6A championship game on June 1.
PIAA Class 6A baseball championship preview: North Allegheny vs. La Salle College
History is being made in Happy Valley this week as the WPIAL sends 10 baseball and softball teams to Penn State University to compete in the PIAA championships.

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Armstrong’s Jesse Pugh hits a home run in the fifth inning against North Hills during the PIAA Class 5A softball semifinals on June 14.
PIAA Class 5A softball championship preview: Armstrong vs. Lampeter-Strasburg
History is being made in Happy Valley this week as the WPIAL sends 10 baseball and softball teams to Penn State University to compete in the PIAA championships.

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Rick Kabbert was hired to coach the North Hills girls soccer team prior to the 2020 season.
North Hills girls soccer coach dies
The North Hills athletic community took a hit with the announcement of the sudden death of soccer coach Rick Kabbert.

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Beaver celebrates Anna Blum’s three-run home run in the sixth inning during the PIAA Class 4A softball semifinal on Monday, June 14, 2021, at Mars Area High School.
PIAA Class 4A softball championship preview: Beaver vs. Tunkhannock
June 16, 2021
History is being made in Happy Valley this week as the WPIAL sends a record 10 baseball and softball teams to Penn State to compete in the PIAA championships.

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Bethel Park’s Zack Sackett drives in the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning of a WPIAL Class 5A semifinal against West Allegheny on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, at Matulevic Field in Shaler.
PIAA Class 5A baseball championship preview: Bethel Park vs. Red Land
History is being made in Happy Valley this week as the WPIAL sends a record 10 baseball and softball teams to Penn State to compete in the PIAA championships.

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Eden Christian pitcher Jacob Fisher delivers against Kennedy Catholic during a PIAA Class A state quarterfinal on Thursday, June 10, 2021, at Slippery Rock University.
PIAA Class A baseball championship preview: Eden Christian vs. Halifax
History is being made in Happy Valley this week as the WPIAL sends a record 10 baseball and softball teams to Penn State to compete in the PIAA championships.

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Shenango’s Shane Cato pitches against Serra Catholic during a PIAA semifinal game against Serra Catholic on June 14, 2021, at Neshannock.
Shenango shuts out Serra Catholic, advances to 1st PIAA championship game
June 14, 2021
Shenango senior Shane Cato led his team with his arm and his bat. Now the Wildcats’ Path to Penn State is complete.

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Bethel Park pitcher Eric Chalus delivers against Franklin Regional during the WPIAL Class 5A championship game on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at Wild Things Park.
Trib HSSN Baseball Player of the Week: June 14, 2021
June 13, 2021
In most games, Bethel Park’s Eric Chalus is one of two, maybe three seniors in the starting lineup. While 2022 looks bright, Chalus has made sure the future is now for the Black Hawks.

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Serra Catholic celebrates its 4-1 win over Seton LaSalle in the PIAA Class 2A quarterfinals Thursday, June 10, 2021.
Trib HSSN Baseball Team of the Week: June 14, 2021
For the second season in a row, the Serra Catholic baseball team had its hopes of a WPIAL championship crushed in a one-sided loss to Seton LaSalle.

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Beaver’s Payton List pitches against Elizabeth Forward in the PIAA quarterfinals June 10, 2021, at Norwin.
Trib HSSN Softball Player of the Week: June 14, 2021
What a year for the Beaver softball team.

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Canon-McMillan’s Abby Allen (17) crosses home plate after hitting a two-run home run during a WPIAL Class 6A semifinal against Norwin on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, at West Mifflin High School.
Trib HSSN Softball Team of the Week: June 14, 2021
If it is an unwritten rule that teams that finish in third place in their section, four games behind the section champion, aren’t still playing in mid-June, then the exception to that rule is the 2021 Canon-McMillan softball team.

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New Castle pitcher Rocco Bernadina delivers during the WPIAL Class 4A championship game against Montour on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at Wild Things Park.
PIAA baseball, softball semifinals part of what to watch in WPIAL sports Monday, June 14, 2021
Monday is the final stop on the Path to Penn State.

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Montour pitcher Dylan Mathiesen throws during a PIAA Class 4A state quarterfinal against Cathedral Prep on Thursday, June 10, 2021, at Slippery Rock University.
This week on Trib HSSN for week of June 14, 2021
There is a golden light at the end of the tunnel as the high school baseball and softball season concludes this week, putting an end to the 2020-21 high school sports season on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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South Fayette boys lacrosse reaches new heights
In a season like no other due to the covid-19 protocols, the South Fayette boys lacrosse team enjoyed a season like no other.

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Chartiers Valley’s Marie Kinchington competes during the 2021 softball season.
After trip to PIAA playoffs, future bright for Chartiers Valley softball
In the 2018 and 2019 seasons, the Chartiers Valley softball team finished second to last in its section with a combined record of 7-23.

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West Greene celebrates after beating Union to win the WPIAL A championship on Wednesday June 2, 2021 at Cal (Pa.).
Trib 10: New teams top baseball, softball rankings
June 12, 2021
It took the next-to-last power rankings before we had new No. 1 teams in baseball and softball.

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Anna Sheppard and her Canon-McMillan teammates are in the state’s top fiveonce again.
Trib HSSN state softball rankings for June 12, 2021
When it comes to the Trib HSSN state softball rankings, the winds of change are going to happen in June.

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Eden Christian Academy’s Jacob Fisher celebrates with catcher Malachi Manges after defeating Kennedy Catholic, 12-5, in their PIAA Class A quarterfinal June 10, 2021, at Slippery Rock.
Trib HSSN state baseball rankings: June 12, 2021
We have reached the final four in the 2021 PIAA postseason and the penultimate Trib HSSN state baseball rankings as we prepare for the final week of the season.

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Beaver’s Payton List reacts after hitting a three-run double against Elizabeth Forward in the PIAA quarterfinals June 10, 2021, at Norwin.
Big hit from Peyton List lifts Beaver past Elizabeth Forward in softball showdown
June 10, 2021
All year, Beaver junior Peyton List has been dominant in the pitcher’s circle.

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Beaver celebrates winning the WPIAL Class 4A softball championship June 2.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on June 10, 2021: PIAA baseball, softball playoffs resume
June 9, 2021
Thursday is the second round of the 2021 PIAA baseball and softball playoffs, weather permitting.

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Mars’ Luke Whittaker makes a move past Chartiers Valley midfielder Jackson Fodor in the fourth quarter of the WPIAL championship game on May 27.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on June 8, 2021: WPIAL lacrosse teams seek elusive spot in state finals
June 7, 2021
History could be made Tuesday in the PIAA lacrosse semifinals.

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West Greene’s Kiley Meek pitches in the seventh inning of a PIAA Class A playoff game against Shade on Monday, June 7, 2021.
West Greene softball fights off pesky Shade to advance in PIAA playoffs
In opening-round PIAA playoff games following its previous four WPIAL championships, the West Greene softball team has cruised into the state quarterfinals by a combined score of 40-5.

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Franklin Regional’s Andrew Muraco delivers a walk-off hit to defeat Bethel Park, 2-1, in the bottom of the seventh inning of WPIAL Class 5A championship game on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at Wild Things Park.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for June 7, 2021: Baseball, softball teams start PIAA playoffs
A total of 38 WPIAL baseball and softball teams hit the ground running for state gold as the Path to Penn State begins Monday.

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Bethel Park’s Sandra Soltes smiles as she rounds the bases after hitting her second home run during the WPIAL Class 6A championship game against Canon-McMillan on Thursday, June 3, 2021, at California (Pa.).
Trib HSSN Softball Player of the Week: June 7, 2021
June 6, 2021
It was a championship performance for the ages.

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West Greene’s Jersey Wise beats the tag attempt by Union’s Kate McCurdy in the third inning during the WPIAL Class A softball championship on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at Cal (Pa.)’s Lilley Field.
Trib HSSN Softball Team of the Week: June 7, 2021
Every once in a while, the stars align and a special group of young athletes comes up through the program to make good teams great and great teams champions.

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Sam Miller (right) and his Peters Township teammates begin the PIAA playoffs Monday.
This week on Trib HSSN: Week of June 7, 2021
The district gold rush has come to an end. Now, with two weeks left in the season, the focus turns to the chase for state gold on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Shenango pitcher Shane Cato celebrates with Santino Campoli after defeating Seton LaSalle, 2-1, in the WPIAL Class 2A championship game on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at Wild Things Park.
Trib HSSN Baseball Team of the Week: June 7, 2021
Shenango had a fantastic regular season, winning 16 of 18 games, including the final 14 while outdistancing the rest of a tough Section 2-2A by two games.

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New Castle pitcher Rocco Bernadina delivers the final pitch against Montour in his one-hitter to win the WPIAL Class 4A championship game on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at Wild Things Park.
Trib HSSN Baseball Player of the Week: June 7, 2021
Billy Cook was sitting in unfamiliar territory last week. He was calling the shots as New Castle head coach in a WPIAL baseball championship game.

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South Fayette girls lacrosse shakes ‘new team’ label
For five years, the South Fayette girls lacrosse team has been trying to break on through to the other side of consistently playing competitive matches.

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West Greene’s Jersey Wise beats the tag attempt by Union’s Kate McCurdy in the third inning of the WPIAL Class A softball championship game Wednesday.
Trib HSSN Softball State Rankings for June 5, 2021
June 5, 2021
There were major changes this week in half of the softball classifications and minimal movement in the other three classes on the brink of the 2021 PIAA softball playoffs.

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Franklin Regional’s Andrew Muraco celebrates his walk-off hit to defeat Bethel Park, 2-1, in the bottom of the seventh inning of WPIAL Class 5A championship game on Tuesday.
Trib HSSN Baseball State Rankings for June 4, 2021
June 4, 2021
A historic shuffling of the deck in the Trib HSSN state baseball rankings as the district playoffs conclude and the state playoffs begin.

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Franklin Regional’s Andrew Muraco celebrates his walk-off hit to defeat Bethel Park, 2-1, with Timmy Quinn (2) and Jordan Suvak in the bottom of the seventh inning of WPIAL Class 5A championship game Tuesday.
Trib 10: WPIAL champs take top spots in baseball, softball power rankings
June 3, 2021
Twelve newly minted district champions have been crowned, and they are not only hoisting gold, they are also taking up the top six spots in the weekly Trib 10 power rankings.

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North Hills’ Brenna Westwood drives in a run against Armstrong in the third inning of the WPIAL Class 5A softball championship game Wednesday.
First-round PIAA matchups set for many WPIAL softball teams
The 2021 WPIAL softball playoffs are history with four new champions crowned and two others continuing their title runs.

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Bethel Park’s Sandra Soltes celebrates her grand slam as she rounds the bases, during the first inning of the WPIAL Class 6A championship game against Canon-McMillan on Thursday, June 3, 2021, at California University.
Sandra Soltes’ 2 home runs lead Bethel Park to 1st WPIAL softball title
The Bethel Park softball team remained undefeated in grand style.

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Hopewell’s Ty Eberhardt scores on a squeeze play past South Park catcher Derek Kalafatis during the WPIAL Class 3A championship game on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at Wild Things Park.
WPIAL baseball teams set for PIAA playoffs
The 2021 WPIAL baseball playoffs are now in the books with six new champions crowned and the order of district teams set for the PIAA postseason.

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West Greene celebrates after beating Union to win the WPIAL Class A softball championship on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at Lilley Field at Cal (Pa.).
West Greene wins 5th straight WPIAL softball title in dominant performance
June 2, 2021
Not even a global pandemic can slow down the West Greene softball team.

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What to watch for in WPIAL sports on June 1, 2021: Baseball title games galore
May 31, 2021
Three days, 12 championship games, one network.

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Trib HSSN Baseball Team of the Week for May 31, 2021
The Montour baseball team won the tough Section 2-4A title by two games.

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Trib HSSN Baseball Player of the Week for May 31, 2021
Most coaches are worried about team rust if they go 10 to 14 days between games. Union went nearly a month between baseball games.

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Shortstop Christian Zilli and his Hempfield teammates face North Allegheny in the WPIAL Class 6A championship game Tuesday.
This week on Trib HSSN: Week of May 31, 2021
May 30, 2021
The final district gold rush of the 2020-21 school year takes place at Wild Things Park in Washington for baseball and Lilly Field at Cal (Pa.) for softball this week, only here on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Trib HSSN Softball Team of the Week: May 31, 2021
While most teams were one or two games into the district postseason last week, Class 4A Beaver was just getting started.

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Highlands’ Jaycee Haidze connects on a pitch during the Rams’ game against Valley on April 5, 2021, in Harrison.
Trib HSSN Softball Player of the Week: May 31, 2021
All season, the talk in WPIAL Class 4A softball has been the pitching dominance of Kailey Larcinese of Elizabeth Forward and Payton List of Beaver.

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The Bishop Canevin softball team gathers around Bree Bazeck and Meadow Lokaitis on senior night.
Playoff win caps season of growth for Bishop Canevin softball
May 29, 2021
The Bishop Canevin softball team started the season losing four of its first five games.

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North Allegheny’s Cole Young celebrates with teammates after scoring against Butler during their WPIAL Class 6A semifinal on Tuesday.
Trib HSSN state baseball rankings for May 28, 2021
May 28, 2021
It was not a good week for the favorites in district baseball playoff across the state.

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Bethel Park’s Gianna Sciullo scores on a wild pitch past Pine-Richland pitcher Gabriella Aughton during their WPIAL Class 6A semifinal on Wednesday.
Trib HSSN State Softball Rankings for May 27, 2021
May 27, 2021
What you see this time of year on scholastic diamonds across the state is the cream slowly rising to the top.

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Ligonier Valley’s Kailey Johnston hits a two-run triple against Apollo-Ridge on April 26.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on May 27, 2021: One spot in finals still up for grabs
May 26, 2021
The WPIAL baseball and softball semifinals are all in the book.

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Bethel Park pitcher Delaney Nagy celebrates a strikeout during a WPIAL Class 6A semifinal against Pine-Richland on Wednesday.
Trib 10: Playoff upsets change face of baseball, softball power rankings
There were some major changes to the Trib 10 this week with some eyebrow-raisers that forced a shift in power heading into diamond championship week.

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Fox Chapel’s Eliza Auffenberg defends against Shady Side Academy’s Claire Taylor on April 29.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on May 26, 2021: Champions crowned in lacrosse, volleyball
May 25, 2021
The week long gold rush begins Wednesday as the WPIAL will crown champions in four spring sports over the next seven days.

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Seton LaSalle’s Brian Vogel Jr. celebrates a home run during a WPIAL Class 2A semifinal against Serra Catholic on Monday, May 25, 2021.
Another dominant performance for Seton LaSalle in 2A baseball semifinals
Veteran Serra Catholic coach Brian Dzurenda didn’t have much to say after his team lost to Seton LaSalle in the WPIAL Class 2A semifinals at West Mifflin, but what he did share said it all.

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North Allegheny pitcher Connor Smith delivers against Norwin on April 23, 2021, at Norwin High School.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on May 25, 2021: Baseball teams fight for finals berths today
Wet weather, maybe more accurately, the threat of wet weather forced the WPIAL to shuffle the deck on the lineup for Monday.

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Trib HSSN Softball Team of the Week for May 24, 2021
This winter, high school sports fans from across the WPIAL watched as the Ellwood City boys basketball team stunned the experts with a district championship run from the No. 11 seed in Class 3A.

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Trib HSSN Baseball Team of the Week for May 24, 2021
May 24, 2021
The Peters Township baseball program has an outstanding tradition with great success in the district and state postseason.

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Trib HSSN Baseball Player of the Week for May 23, 2021
May 23, 2021
The Big Three in Section 3-5A baseball is down to the Big One through two rounds of the WPIAL playoffs.

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Trib HSSN Softball Player of the Week for May 23, 2021
Every little kid who loves baseball or softball seems to have the same dream.

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Highlands’ Tanner Nulph and his teammates will face Blackhawk in the Class 4A quarterfinals Monday.
This week on Trib HSSN: Week of May 24, 2021
It’s the diamond version of the countdown to the final four as the spring postseason heats up this week on the Trib High School Sports Network.

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Eric Chorba and Norwin will face Hempfield for the third time this season in the WPIAL semifinals.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports: Monday, May 24, 2021
The third time’s a charm.

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South Fayette’s Tyler Pitzer celebrates his RBI triple against Upper St. Clair on April 15 at Boyce Mayview Park.
Super sophomores make instant impact for South Fayette baseball
The Three Musketeers was a 19th century French historical adventure novel about three swordsmen who fought for justice.

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Carlynton’s Emma Weiland competes during the 2021 season.
Carlynton softball savors highlights from up-and-down season
After sweeping Aliquippa in a doubleheader in early May, the Carlynton softball team was 4-3 in Section 1-2A and 6-3 overall.

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Upper St. Clair’s Jake Casey scored the winning run against Canon-McMillan in a WPIAL Class 6A first-round playoff game Friday, May 21, 2021.
Upper St. Clair baseball downs Canon-McMillan in another come-from-behind win
May 21, 2021
Just call them the Cardiac Cats.

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Latrobe pitcher Tommy Ciesielski (24) is mobbed by teammates after defeating Plum, 8-7, in their WPIAL Class 5A first-round playoff game on Wednesday.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on May 21, 2021: Class 6A baseball joins the playoff party
Then there was one.

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West Allegheny’s Colin Marinpetro (26) celebrates with Joseph Pustover Jr. after he scored against Montour on May 13.
Trib 10 for May 20, 2021: Playoff upsets shake up power rankings
The district playoffs are upon us with the first two rounds being played this week. It’s a time of year when losses end the season.

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Fox Chapel pitcher Mackenzie Borlovich (right) celebrates the first out of the seventh inning during a WPIAL Class 5A first round playoff game against Plum on Tuesday.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on May 20, 2021: Unpredictable 5A softball tourney rolls on
May 20, 2021
Call it Black Tuesday around the WPIAL Class 5A softball playoffs.

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Montour pitcher Gannon Kadlecik delivers against West Allegheny on May 13.
Trib HSSN state baseball rankings for May 19, 2021
There was only one change to the latest edition of the 2021 Trib HSSN state baseball rankings in the bottom three classifications, but five teams were out in the top three classifications as the district playoffs begin.

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Canon-McMillan pitcher Lauren Duke delivers against Hempfield in a WPIAL Class 6A softball playoff game Wednesday, May 19, 2021.
Canon-McMillan dethrones 5-time defending WPIAL softball champ Hempfield
May 19, 2021
The longest WPIAL softball championship streak has ended.

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Fox Chapel pitcher Luke Hudic delivers against Plum on May 10.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on May 19, 2021: It’s time for playoff baseball
May 18, 2021
This hump day happens to be the busiest day of the WPIAL spring postseason with lots of action in softball, lacrosse and boys volleyball.

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Kailey Larcinese runs the bases against Yough on April 26.
Trib HSSN State Softball Rankings for May 18, 2021
Only two teams dropped out of the Trib HSSN state softball rankings from last week as we closed out the regular season and geared up for the district playoffs.

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Southmoreland and Keystone Oaks square off in a Class 3A first-round WPIAL playoff game Tuesday, May 18, 2021.
Southmoreland keeps cool, downs Keystone Oaks in Class 3A softball
Southmoreland jumped out to a big early lead and held on for an 11-9 victory over Keystone Oaks in a first-round WPIAL Class 3A softball playoff game Tuesday afternoon at West Mifflin.

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Franklin Regional shortstop Tait Ranchandran makes a diving stop against Armstrong on April 22.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on May 18, 2021: Softball playoffs heat up
May 17, 2021
The WPIAL softball playoffs get underway in three classifications Tuesday.

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Trib HSSN Baseball Team of the Week for May 17, 2021
The top teams in WPIAL Class A baseball this season have a shiny history coming into the postseason.

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Trib HSSN Baseball Player of the Week for May 17, 2021
Most utility baseball players are good at a little bit of everything, and their versatility is a blessing to all coaches.

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What to watch for in WPIAL sports for May 17, 2021
May 16, 2021
Let the games begin!

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Southmoreland celebrates with Emily Eutsey as she scores after her home run against Mt. Pleasant on Tuesday.
This week on Trib HSSN: Week of May 17, 2021
The curtain rises on the WPIAL spring sports playoffs with plenty of postseason action on the baseball and softball diamonds, the lacrosse fields and the volleyball courts starting this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Latrobe’s Enzo Rodi attempts to score against Ambridge defenders during the Hempfield Spartan Volleyball Tournament Saturday, April 17, 2021, at Hempfield.
WPIAL boys volleyball clinchings through May 16, 2021
The WPIAL boys volleyball regular season is over, and the 15-team playoff field in both Class AAA and AA is set.

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Bethel Park’s Carley O’Mara competes against Latrobe on April 6, 2021, at Bethel Park.
Final 2021 WPIAL girls lacrosse standings
Here are the final WPIAL girls lacrosse standings for the 2021 regular season.

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Final 2021 WPIAL boys lacrosse standings
Here are the final WPIAL boys lacrosse standings for the 2021 season.

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Armstrong pitcher delivers against Plum on Monday, May 10, 2021, at Armstrong High School.
Trib HSSN Softball Team of the Week: May 17, 2021
After the merger of the Kittanning and Ford City school districts to form Armstrong before the 2015-16 school year, the softball program went 18-54 over four years.

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Ligonier Valley pitcher Maddie Griffin delivers during a game against Apollo-Ridge on Monday, April 26, 2021, in Ligonier.
Trib HSSN Softball Player of the Week: May 17, 2021
You know you are having a special year when you throw a no-hitter, and it’s treated like just another day at the office.

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Siblings Marie and Will Kinchington compete for the 2021 Chartiers Valley softball and baseball teams, respectively.
Slugging siblings make mark at Chartiers Valley
Western Pennsylvania is roughly near the midway point between Berkeley, Calif., and London, England.

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Late coach’s influence seen in growth of Bishop Canevin boys volleyball program
It’s hard not to talk Bishop Canevin volleyball without talking about the late Kevin Walters.

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North Allegheny shortstop Cole Young takes a throw at second base during a game against Seneca Valley on April 7.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on May 14, 2021: It’s time for baseball brackets
May 13, 2021
For the first time in two years, it is time to discuss baseball bracketology in the WPIAL.

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Bethel Park pitcher Nate Vargo delivers against Fox Chapel on April 26.
Trib 10: New team takes top spot in baseball power rankings
After weeks of calm waters and few changes, the boats were rockin’ as the regular season came to an unsteady finish this past week.

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North Allegheny’s Joe Manesiotis drives in a run during a game against Seneca Valley on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, in McCandless.
Trib HSSN state baseball rankings for May 13, 2021
Three of the classifications combined for six changes in the 2021 Trib HSSN state baseball rankings while the other three combined for only one.

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Plum’s Jillian Durst (4) celebrates with Maura Marston after scoring against Armstrong on Monday.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on May 13, 2021: Softball brackets to be unveiled
For the first time since 2019, it’s spring bracketology time in WPIAL softball.

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Mt. Pleasant celebrates with Haylie Brunson after her two-run homer against Southmoreland on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at Mt. Pleasant Area High School.
WPIAL bracketology: HSSN takes an early look at potential 2021 softball pairings
After a two-year wait, the WPIAL softball playoffs are back.

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North Catholic’s Drew Doherty (26) fist bumps Brady Alexander after scoring during their game against Knoch on May 4.
WPIAL clinched for May 12, 2021: Baseball teams jockey for last few playoff spots
May 12, 2021
Only a few section games are left with playoff implications as three of the six classifications have their playoff fields set.

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Penn-Trafford pitcher Mia Smith celebrates a strikeout with Sarah Yamrick during their game against Connellsville on April 14.
WPIAL clinched for May 12, 2021: Softball playoff field set
The WPIAL softball playoff field is now complete as 76 district teams will participate in the 2021 postseason.

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Mt. Lebanon and Thomas Jefferson square off on Wednesday, May 12, 2021.
Bethel Park baseball tunes up for playoffs with shutout of Thomas Jefferson
Bethel Park finished off a perfect section season with a 15-0 whitewash of playoff-bound Thomas Jefferson on Wednesday.

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Latrobe’s Bill Burkhard and Antonio Kantor attempt to block the shot of Ambridge’s Austin Melina Saturday, April 17, 2021, during the Hempfield Spartan Volleyball Tournament.
WPIAL boys volleyball clinchings through May 11, 2021
The WPIAL boys volleyball regular season is almost over. There is at least one more playoff spot up for grabs in a match on Saturday plus a spot undecided in both Class AAA and AA.

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Norwin’s Jordyn Turcovski wins the 100-meter dash followed by Burrell’s Ava Rusiewicz, Hempfield’s Capri DeCaro, Franklin Regional’s Rayna Todero and Hempfield’s Alexa Gray during the WCCA Track and Field Championships on May 1.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on May 12, 2021: Track powers look for 4-peat
Repeating as a WPIAL champion is tough. A three-peat is even more difficult.

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Southmoreland’s Amarah McCutcheon steals second base behind Mt. Pleasant’s Hannah Gnibus on Tuesday.
Trib HSSN State Softball Rankings for May 11, 2021
May 11, 2021
As the sands of the diamond dust slowly disappear in the regular season, it’s another week of just a handful of changes to the HSSN state softball rankings.

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Hempfielfd’s Sydney Mitchell tracks down a ball hit by Penn-Trafford’s Sarah Eisenhuth to end the game April 7.
WPIAL clinched for May 11, 2021: Softball teams down to final chance at playoff berth
The regular season is down to one final day of section play.

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North Allegheny’s Joe Manesiotis scores during a game against Seneca Valley on April 7.
WPIAL clinched for May 11, 2021: Handful of baseball bids still on the table
While most WPIAL baseball teams are now done with section play, there are still some that have a section game or two or even three remaining.

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Fox Chapel’s Tommy Fravel steps on the bag for an out against Plum on Monday.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on May 11, 2021: Baseball, softball showdowns at crunch time
No more rain. No more wet fields. No more excuses. For those teams healthy enough to play, there are only a few days left to get section games in before the softball brackets are released Thursday.

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Franklin Regional’s Carli Ranchandran rounds the bases after hitting a home run against Armstrong on April 22.
WPIAL clinched for May 10, 2021: Softball teams still fighting for playoff berths
May 10, 2021
The regular season is winding down in WPIAL softball as teams are down to only a few more playing dates left in the regular season.

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Trib HSSN Baseball Team of the Week for May 10, 2021
The Laurel Highlands baseball team is once again enjoying success on the diamond. Coming into the final week of the regular season, the Mustangs have clinched a Class 4A playoff spot and have won 10 of their 14 games.

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North Allegheny’s Spencer Barnett scores during a game against Seneca Valley on April 7.
Trib HSSN Baseball Player of the Week for May 10, 2021
Playing in his first varsity high school baseball season, sophomore Spencer Barnett is either tied or in second place behind junior Cole Young for the lead in most of North Allegheny’s offensive categories.

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Mt. Lebanon and Baldwin square off in Section 1-6A softball Monday, May 10, 2021.
Mt. Lebanon softball racks up the runs in win over Baldwin
Mt. Lebanon football coach Bob Palko rolled the dice and went for two points in the fourth as the Blue Devils defeated Baldwin, 25-12.

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Bethel Park senior shortstop Reagan Milliken competes against Shaler on March 26, 2021, at Bethel Park.
Trib HSSN Softball Player of the Week: May 10, 2021
May 9, 2021
If a high school softball player can hit five home runs in a career, that is a pretty good accomplishment.

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Derry first baseman Maizie Legg puts a tag on Deer Lakes’ Jenna Bisegna in a pickoff attempt Friday, April 23. Both teams have clinched a playoff spot in the WPIAL Class 3A postseason.
WPIAL softball playoff clinchings through May 9, 2021
The regular season is winding down in WPIAL softball as teams are down to only three more playing dates in the regular season.

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This week on Trib HSSN: Week of May 10, 2021
The spring sports regular season concludes as we set the stage for the postseason this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Caden Norcutt and his Plum teammates face Fox Chapel today in a showdown of the top two teams in Section 2-5A.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for May 10, 2021
The final week of the WPIAL baseball and softball regular season could use some good weather after a week of washouts pushed some teams to the brink of make-up games.

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Fox Chapel’s Eliza Auffenberg defends against Shady Side Academy’s Claire Taylor on Thursday, April 29, 2021.
WPIAL girls lacrosse standings through Sunday, May 9, 2021
Here are the latest WPIAL girls lacrosse standings through Sunday.

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Bethel Park junior attack Matt Kopp (9) competes against Penn-Trafford on April 9, 2021, at Bethel Park.
WPIAL boys lacrosse standings through Sunday, May 9, 2021
Here are the latest WPIAL boys lacrosse standings, along with the teams that have clinched a playoff berth through Sunday.

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New Castle’s Anthony Miller celebrates his RBI double against Quaker Valley on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at Esmark Field.
WPIAL baseball playoff clinchings through May 9, 2021
While some WPIAL baseball teams are done with section play, most still have section games remaining.

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Trib HSSN Softball Team of the Week: May 10, 2021
In the most recent WPIAL softball postseason, Laurel outscored Riverview, Carmichaels, Freedom and Frazier in the Class 2A postseason by a combined score of 49-10 in winning a second straight district championship.

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South Fayette coach Ken Morgan makes a lineup change with the home plate umpire during a game against Upper St. Clair on April 15, 2021, at Boyce Mayview Park.
South Fayette baseball coach makes clutch catch
In his days as a baseball player and now as the head coach at South Fayette, Ken Morgan delivered plenty of big hits, clutch plays and some winning lineups.

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Carlynton girls track having best season in decades
When the 2021 WPIAL track and field regular season ended, there were a lot of familiar schools in first place in their respective sections. Teams that have earned a plaque from the district after earning a spot in the WPIAL team postseason.

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What to watch for in WPIAL sports for May 6, 2021: Baldwin Invitational is back
May 6, 2021
It has become one of the top track and field high school events in the state.

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Plum’s Jillian Durst bats against Penn Hills on April 20.
WPIAL clinched for May 6, 2021: Plenty of spots in softball playoffs still up for grabs
The regular season is winding down in WPIAL softball as teams are down to only five more playing dates left in the regular season.

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Bethel Park catcher Sandra Soltes hits against Shaler on March 26.
Trib 10: Teams solidifying positions in baseball, softball power rankings
There were no changes from last week’s Trib 10 baseball and softball power rankings.

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Seneca Valley’s Alex Mortier tags out Butler’s Brady Gavula at second base on Tuesday.
WPIAL clinched for May 6, 2021: Baseball teams making last pitch for playoff spot
Some WPIAL baseball teams are done while most others still have some section series games remaining.

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Norwin and Upper St. Clair square off Thursday, May 6, 2021.
Upper St. Clair baseball clinches playoff spot with gutsy win over Norwin
Senior Max Mandler pitched the final two innings and delivered a bases-loaded single in the bottom of the eighth inning as Upper St. Clair came back twice to beat Norwin, 6-5, and finally clinch a WPIAL baseball playoff berth.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Trevor Turkovich tags out Baldwin’s Colton Brain during their game April 27.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on May 6, 2021: Plenty of playoff possibilities in Section 2-6A
May 5, 2021
There might be a little scoreboard watching between a pair of Section 2-6A high school baseball games Thursday.

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North Catholic’s Drew Doherty celebrates as he scores against Knoch on Tuesday.
WPIAL clinched for May 5, 2021: Baseball playoff spots still up for grabs
Some WPIAL baseball teams are done, while most others still have some section series games remaining.

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Franklin Regional’s Daniel Luko scores past Latrobe catcher Logan Short on April 13.
Trib HSSN State Baseball Rankings for May 5, 2021
May Day, May Day! That may have been the call of distress from several teams who in the first week of May, lost their spot in the 2021 Trib HSSN state baseball rankings.

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Mt. Lebanon and Upper St. Clair square off Wednesday, May 5, 2021.
Mt. Lebanon baseball tops rival Upper St. Clair after wild 7th inning
Mt. Lebanon scored two runs in the top of the seventh inning and then survived a bases-loaded no-outs situation in the bottom of the inning to beat Upper St. Clair, 4-3, Wednesday afternoon.

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Steel Valley and South Allegheny square off Tuesday, May 4, 2021.
South Allegheny baseball splits with Steel Valley to earn 1st playoff berth since 2007
May 4, 2021
South Allegheny has been waiting 14 years to return to the WPIAL baseball playoffs, so they were OK waiting another game.

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Highlands starting pitcher Jaycee Haidze throws against Freeport on April 9.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for May 5, 2021: First place up for grabs in softball
While another wet forecast might leave you down, a great day of WPIAL softball with key games everywhere should lift your spirits.

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Mt. Pleasant celebrates after a 6-5 victory over Penn-Trafford on Saturday, April 3, 2021 in Harrison City.
Trib HSSN State Softball Rankings for May 4, 2021
The wild winds of change to the HSSN state softball rankings through April have settled into the calm seas of May, at least for this week.

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What to watch for in WPIAL sports on May 4, 2021: Hempfield, Penn-Trafford to meet on court
May 3, 2021
With another wet forecast, we take cover indoors and check out some of the big matches in boys volleyball on Tuesday.

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Bethel Park’s David Kessler celebrates after scoring against Fox Chapel on April 26.
Trib HSSN Baseball Team of the Week for May 3, 2021
Even though there was a change in coaches between 2019 and 2021, the trajectory of the Bethel Park baseball program hasn’t changed direction.

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Franklin Regional’s Louie Kegerreis gives up a thumbs up to the dugout after driving in two runs against Latrobe on April 13.
Trib HSSN Baseball Player of the Week for May 3, 2021
The district’s lone undefeated baseball team heading into May and the stretch run of the regular season picked up two more dominant section wins last week sparked by a senior who is trying to close out his scholastic career with a golden bang.

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Norwin’s Ryan Scavnicky celebrates his walk-off base hit with teammates in the bottom of the seventh innining to defeat North Allegheny, 7-6, on Friday, April 23, 2021, at Norwin High School.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for May 3, 2021
May 2, 2021
We get the ball rolling on May baseball and softball in what is expected to be a somewhat soggy or muddy diamond.

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Trib HSSN Softball Player of the Week: May 3, 2021
First, there was Haleigh Zimmerman hitting eight home runs for Indiana softball before graduating in 2019.

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Pitcher Mia Smith has helped Penn-Trafford to be one of eight Class 5A teams that already has qualified for the WPIAL playoffs.
WPIAL softball playoff clinchings through May 2, 2021
The regular season is winding down in WPIAL softball as teams are down to a week and a half of section games remaining.

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Norwin’s Landon DiBeradin drives in two runs with a double during the third inning against North Allegheny on Friday, April 23, 2021, at Norwin High School.
WPIAL baseball playoff clinchings through May 2, 2021
Most WPIAL baseball teams are down to one more week of section games.

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Trib HSSN Softball Team of the Week: May 3, 2021
Two years ago, Avonworth crushed Keystone Oaks in the WPIAL Class 3A title game to earn a softball championship for the first time in school history.

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WPIAL boys lacrosse standings through Sunday, May 2, 2021
Here are the latest WPIAL boys lacrosse standings for the 2021 season, along with the teams that have clinched a playoff berth, through May 2.

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Fox Chapel’s Eliza Auffenberg defends against Shady Side Academy’s Claire Taylor on Thursday, April 29, 2021, at Fox Area High School.
WPIAL girls lacrosse standings through Sunday, May 2, 2021
Here are the latest WPIAL girls lacrosse standings for the 2021 season through May 2.

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This week on Trib HSSN: Week of May 3, 2021
The spring sports regular season continues to wind down as we open May with plenty of spring high school sports this week Trib High School Sports Network.

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Ringgold players console Bishop Canevin goalie Adam Serakowski after winning a PIHL Class B semifinal 4-3 in overtime at the RMU Sports Complex on Thursday, April 15, 2021. Serakowski made 47 saves in the game.
Bishop Canevin hockey season packed with memorable moments
Twice this season, the Bishop Canevin hockey team enjoyed three-game winning streaks.

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South Fayette’s Christian Brandi scores against Upper St. Clair on April 15.
New WPIAL baseball schedule format is popular but not without its downside
Perhaps driven by covid-19 protocols, the WPIAL baseball steering committee is trying something new this spring.

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What to watch for in WPIAL sports on May 1, 2021: WPIAL final rivals collide again
April 30, 2021
It was one of the longest WPIAL baseball championship games in history.

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What to watch for in WPIAL sports on April 30, 2021: TJ, West Mifflin renew rivalry
April 29, 2021
Two old rivals will meet in a rare nonsection baseball game to conclude the month of April on Friday afternoon.

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Franklin Regional pitcher Luke Treloar throws against Latrobe on April 13.
Trib 10: Power rankings get a shake-up as crunch time approaches
Three district baseball and softball teams lost their power grip and went slip sliding away from the latest Trib 10 rankings.

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Franklin Reigonal’s Ella Evans takes second in the girls high jump during the Lady Spartan/Wildcat Invitational track and field meet on Friday, April 16, 2021, at Memorial Stadium.
WPIAL releases playoff field for team track and field championships
Will four team track and field district title streaks continue in May, or will the lost 2020 season lead to new champions being crowned next month?

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South Park’s Joe Toth plays against Quaker Valley during the WPIAL Class AA boys tennis doubles Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at North Allegheny High School.
WPIAL releases boys tennis playoff brackets
The year 2019 was a historic postseason in WPIAL boys team tennis.

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What to watch for in WPIAL sports for April 29, 2021: Peters Township volleyball faces test
April 28, 2021
Two years ago, Bethel Park won the boys volleyball Section 1-AAA title and advanced all the way to the WPIAL finals before falling to North Allegheny, 3-0.

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Franklin Regional’s Timmy Quinn dives back to home to score after missing the plate during a game against Latrobe on April 13.
Trib HSSN state baseball rankings for April 28, 2021
There were more changes to the 2021 Trib HSSN state baseball rankings this week, just not as many as last week.

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Armstrong freshman Jesse Pugh rounds the bases after hitting her second home run of the game against Franklin Regional on April 22.
WPIAL clinched for April 28, 2021: Softball elites punch tickets to playoffs
The regular season is winding down in WPIAL softball as teams are down to a week and a half of section games remaining.

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What to watch for in WPIAL sports on April 28, 2021: Class 5A softball supremacy at stake
April 27, 2021
Could it be a passing-of-the-torch type of moment when three-time defending Class 5A district softball champion West Allegheny hosts Chartiers Valley?

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Ligonier Valley’s Kailey Johnston hits a two-run triple against Apollo-Ridge on Monday.
Trib HSSN State Softball Rankings for April 27, 2021
Following a week of many changes, the HSSN state rankings have settled into a nice groove in the final week of April.

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South Fayette’s Jake Dunay celebrates his RBI double against Upper St. Clair on April 15.
WPIAL Clinched for April 27, 2021: Baseball playoff field starting to fill up
Most WPIAL baseball teams are now down to one more week of section series games.

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Mt. Lebanon pitcher Tyler Smith delivers against Baldwin on Tuesday, April 27, 2021.
Free passes help Mt. Lebanon sweep Baldwin
Tuesday was a beautiful day in Southwestern Pennsylvania to get out and run, jog or walk around a nearby park.

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What to watch for in WPIAL sports on April 27, 2021: Perennial softball powers in unusual spot
April 26, 2021
Baldwin and Canon-McMillan have been the two dominant programs in WPIAL softball’s highest classification for over a decade.

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Trib HSSN Baseball Players of the Week for April 26, 2021
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Trib HSSN Softball Player of the Week for April 26, 2021
There is nothing lucky about coming to bat 19 times in a week and reaching base 18 times. That is the mark of a good hitter, a very good hitter.

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West Allegheny’s Luke Lambert steps into the batter’s box against Shaler on Monday, April 26, 2021.
Middle of lineup lifts West Allegheny past Shaler in section showdown
Luke Lambert hit a two-run homer, and Devan Zirwas broke a 2-2 tie with a sixth-inning triple then scored what proved to be the game-winning run as West Allegheny held on to defeat host Shaler, 5-4, Monday afternoon.

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Hopewell’s Roman Gill prepares to pitch against Ellwood City on April 19, 2021.
Trib HSSN baseball team of the week: April 26, 2021
April 25, 2021
The WPIAL baseball head coaching list consists of many new faces this season.

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The Ligonier Valley softball team (shown, 7-0) faces Apollo-Ridge (6-1) in a section showdown Monday.
Trib HSSN What to Watch for: Monday, April 26, 2021
The final series between the big three in Section 3-5A baseball is set for Monday and Tuesday of this week.

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Trib HSSN softball team of the week: April 26, 2021
On May 16, 2019, Montour couldn’t wait to get back to work preparing for a new season after a 7-4 loss in the first round of the WPIAL Class 5A softball playoffs.

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Garrett Cribbs (left) and Robbie Seigenfuse and their Greensburg Salem teammates will be on the Trib HSSN network at 4 p.m. on Monday.
This week on Trib HSSN: Week of April 26, 2021
We close out the fourth month of 2021 with plenty of spring sports this week here on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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WPIAL girls lacrosse standings through April 25, 2021
Here are the latest WPIAL girls lacrosse standings for the 2021 season through Sunday, April 25.

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WPIAL boys lacrosse standings through April 25, 2021
Here are the latest WPIAL boys lacrosse standings for the 2021 season through Sunday, April 25.

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North Allegheny’s Austin Peterson celebrates his goal with Matt Irvin and Karl Fuchs during the third period the PIHL Class AAA Penguins Cup final against Mt. Lebanon on Monday, April 19, 2021, at RMU ISland Sports Center.
What to watch for in high school sports on April 24, 2021: It’s West vs. East in state hockey finals
April 23, 2021
It has been 10 long years since the three Penguins Cup champions swept the state titles.

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West Mifflin players warm up before facing Franklin Regional on Friday, April 23, 2021.
West Mifflin softball uses speed, power to rally past Franklin Regional
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What to watch for in WPIAL sports on April 23, 2021: Lacrosse academies do battle
Two of the top district girls lacrosse teams in Class AAA clash Friday for a share of first place in Section 2 in another battle of the academies.

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Norwin’s Angelina Pepe runs to third base during a game against Belle Vernon on March 17.
Trib 10: Softball shakeup in weekly power rankings
April 22, 2021
The winds of change that had the temps bouncing up and down last week were calm in the Trib 10 baseball rankings, but strong again in the district softball power rankings.

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What to watch for in WPIAL sports on April 22, 2021: Shenango, Laurel fight for 1st place
April 21, 2021
Shenango and Laurel are neighboring school districts in Lawrence County.

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Norwin’s Nick Fleming scores past Penn-Trafford catcher Jakob Haynes on April 9.
Trib HSSN State Baseball Rankings for April 21, 2021
The 2021 Trib HSSN state baseball rankings continue to be in a state of flux.

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Southmoreland’s Emily Eutsey rounds second base against Greensburg Salem on March 29.
Trib HSSN State Softball Rankings for April 20, 2021
April 20, 2021
As last week went on, the mercury went down, and then it rose back up. The temperatures were a lot like the state softball rankings, where there was plenty of change in the air last week.

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Shaler pitcher Miguel Hugas throws against South Fayette on Tuesday, April 20, 2021.
Shaler baseball tops South Fayette on 10th-inning balk
As Shaler and South Fayette’s battled it out for a second straight day, the question became which team would blink first as their Section 3-5A game went into extra innings.

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Franklin Regional celebrates Matty Knizner’s goal against Montour during the Penguins Cup AA semifinal on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at Alpha Ice Complex.
What to watch for in high school sports for April 20, 2021: 2 more title games on ice
April 19, 2021
Franklin Regional enters the PIHL Penguins Cup Class AA championship game Tuesday with a six-game winning streak and having hoisted gold twice in the last four years.

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Hopewell’s Roman Gill toes the rubber against Ellwood City on Monday, April 19, 2021.
Motivated Hopewell baseball tops Ellwood City, shares section lead
In 2019, then-sophomore Roman Gill was a key part of a Hopewell team that reached the WPIAL Class 3A championship game. In fact, he was on the mound trying to save the game for the Vikings when Steel Valley rallied and eventually won, 5-4 in eight innings.

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Trib HSSN Baseball Player of the Week for week ending April 18, 2021
California High School senior Payton Conte knows the game of baseball. His father Mike is in his 25th season as head coach at Cal (Pa.).

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Lauren Yuhas is a senior on the 2021 West Mifflin softball team.
Trib HSSN Softball Player of the Week for week ending April 18, 2021
West Mifflin senior Lauren Yuhas was 8 for 10 in three games last week, with three home runs, eight RBIs and six runs scored.

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North Allegheny’s Connor Chi (43) celebrates his game-winning goal to beat Peters Township in the Penguins Cup AAA semifinal on Monday, April 12, 2021 at Robert Morris University Island Sports Center.
Trib HSSN What to Watch for: Monday, April 19, 2021
April 18, 2021
The last time the PIHL crowned a Penguins Cup Class AAA champion, North Allegheny skated away with its first title in six years in 2019.

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Hempfield’s Ryan Firmstone scoops up a ball hit by Franklin Regional’s Trevor Bmcic in the second inning on Friday, March 26, 2021 at Haymaker Park.
Trib HSSN Baseball Team of the Week for week ending April 18, 2021
Coming into last week, the Hempfield team had split its first four Section 2-6A games and was 2-4 overall.

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WPIAL girls lacrosse standings through April 18, 2021
Here are the WPIAL girls lacrosse standings through April 18.

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WPIAL boys lacrosse standings through April 18, 2021
Here are the WPIAL boys lacrosse standings through April 18.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Nolan Lynam and Baeddan Pollett celebrate with Marcus Simmonds after Simmonds’ goal against Pine-Richland in the third period during the Penguins Cup AAA semifinal on Monday, April 12, 2021, at Robert Morris University Island Sports Center.
This week on Trib HSSN: Week of April 19, 2021
The puck stops here on our postseason hockey coverage with three days of district and state championship action on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Trib HSSN softball team of the week: April 19, 2021
Not since spring 2017 has the Central Valley softball team enjoyed a winning season.

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South Fayette hockey team takes pride in progress made
The South Fayette hockey team finished at .500 for the season with a record of 8-8-2 and missed the PIHL Class AA playoff by only four points.

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Chartiers Valley coach Tim McConnell instructs his team behind Aislin Malcolm during the PIAA Class 5A state championship game against Cardinal O’Hara on March 27.
Winning never gets old for Chartiers Valley girls basketball
It was a season like no other for the Chartiers Valley girls basketball team between shutdowns and record win streaks.

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What to watch for in WPIAL sports on April 17, 2021: Section hopefuls meet on softball diamond
April 16, 2021
Two of the top teams in Section 3-3A collide in a Saturday softball special.

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OLSH and Chartiers-Houston softball teams square off Friday, April 16, 2021.
Hitting is contagious for OLSH softball in win over Chartiers-Houston
Back in the spring of 2019, top-seeded Chartiers-Houston faced Our Lady of the Sacred Heart in the first round of the WPIAL Class 2A playoffs and won easily to advance to the district quarterfinals.

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Norwin pitcher Sidney Lokay delivers against Belle Vernon on March 17.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for April 16, 2021: Surging Pine-Richland softball faces test
April 15, 2021
Back in 2019, the most recent WPIAL softball season, Norwin finished as tri-champions in Section 2-6A along with Hempfield and North Allegheny.

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Franklin Regional’s Thomas Nicely celebrates his RBI double against Latrobe on Tuesday.
Trib 10: Top teams keep spots as baseball, softball power rankings shuffle
As section play kicked into full gear and Mother Nature cooperated, there was plenty of action on the baseball and softball district diamonds since the inaugural HSSN power rankings were released last week.

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What to watch for in high school sports for April 15, 2021: Top 2 teams meet on court
April 14, 2021
The top two teams in WPIAL Class AAA boys volleyball are set to square off for the first of two meetings in the regular season Thursday.

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Norwin’s Ryan Scavnicky (7) celebrates with Jayden Walker after scoring during their game against Penn-Trafford on April 9.
Trib HSSN State Baseball Rankings for April 14, 2021
Only minor changes were made in the second week of the 2021 Trib HSSN state baseball rankings.

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Freeport’s Keith Smilowitz prepares to take a shot during a PIHL Class A quarterfinal matchup with McDowell on April 5, 2021 at Frozen Pond Arena.
What to watch for in high school sports for April 14, 2021: PIHL semifinalists hit the ice
April 13, 2021
The PIHL Penguins Cup semifinals continue Wednesday with the final four Class A teams hitting the ice at the RMU Island Sports Complex on Neville Island.

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Trib HSSN State Softball Rankings for April 13, 2021
There were big changes in two classifications from the first edition to the second week of the 2021 Trib HSSN state softball rankings.

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West Allegheny starter Gavin Miller toes the rubber while facing South Fayette on Tuesday, April 13, 2021.
West Allegheny handles South Fayette in early season 5A baseball showdown
Top-ranked West Allegheny used clutch hits on offense and a strong performance on the mound to hand South Fayette its first loss of the season.

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What to watch for in WPIAL sports on April 13, 2021: Class 5A baseball powers to square off
April 12, 2021
The race for the top spot in Section 3-5A is looking like a three-team dandy of a chase.

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Trib HSSN Baseball Player of the Week for April 12, 2021: Keystone Oaks’ Jake Slazinski
Welcome to the Year of the Jake.

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Shaler’s Tre Junker (33) competes against Gateway during a 2019 WPIAL playoff game.
Trib HSSN Baseball Team of the Week for April 12, 2021: Shaler
When looking at a new high school season, there is a tendency to peek at the previous year’s champions and see what they have coming back for the new campaign.

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Canon-McMillan starter Brandon Adams prepares to pitch to Upper St. Clair on Monday, April 12, 2021.
Canon-McMillan baseball gets past Upper St. Clair in a wild one
Canon-McMillan pulled out a wild victory over Upper St. Clair on Monday afternoon, thanks in part to a wild pitch.

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The Pine-Richland baseball team celebrates with after defeating Penn-Trafford, 7-2, in the WPIAL Class 6A championship game Thursday, May 30, 2019, at Peters Township High School.
Trib HSSN What to Watch for: Monday, April 12, 2021
April 11, 2021
Over the past 10 seasons, there have been two dominant WPIAL baseball teams in the sport’s highest classification that have played in eight district title games, winning six Class AAAA or 6A championships.

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Trib HSSN Softball Team of the Week for week ending April 11, 2021
In the 25 years between 1976 and 2000, the North Hills softball program won five WPIAL championships.

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Elizabeth Forward’s Kailey Larcinese pitches a throw against Mt. Pleasant in the PIAA Class 4A softball semifinal on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at Seton Hill.
Trib HSSN Softball Player of the Week for week ending April 11, 2021
In 2019, sophomore Kailey Larcinese of Elizabeth Forward was a dominant pitcher.

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WPIAL girls lacrosse standings through April 11, 2021
Here are the latest WPIAL girls lacrosse standings for the 2021 season through Sunday, Apr. 11.

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WPIAL boys lacrosse standings through April 11, 2021
Here are the latest WPIAL boys lacrosse standings for the 2021 season through Sunday, Apr. 11.

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North Allegheny’s Trey Gallo works against Peters Township’s Cooper Slavin in November. The teams meet again this week in the Penguins Cup semifinals.
TribLive High School Sports Network broadcasts: Week of April 12, 2021
We drop the puck on our postseason hockey coverage with four days of final four games this week here on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Sto-Rox’s Josh Jenkins (5) and Dre’von Miller-Ross pressure Carlynton’s Khalil Kerr during their game on Feb. 2.
Carlynton boys move forward having learned from late-season losses
It had been an outstanding season for the Carlynton boys basketball team as the Cougars prepared to play Sto-Rox in the de facto Section 2-2A title game.

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Bishop Canevin’s Nevan Crossey celebrates hitting a 3-pointer against Rochester during the WPIAL Class A boys basketball finals March 10.
As memory of stinging end fades, Bishop Canevin boys savor championship season
A season filled with great joys and a golden high ended with a kick to the gut and a low that just felt so empty.

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What to watch for in WPIAL sports on April 10, 2021: Competitive spirit state titles on the line
April 10, 2021
We’ve got spirit, yes we do. We’ve got spirit, how ‘bout you?

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Bethel Park’s Delaney Nagy prepares to deliver a pitch against Mt. Lebanon on Friday, April 9, 2021.
Bethel Park softball fires on all cylinders in rout of rival Mt. Lebanon
April 9, 2021
Mt. Lebanon knew it had to play a perfect softball game against rival Bethel Park.

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Elizabeth Forward’s Anna Resnik (6) races towards pitcher Kailey Larcinese (8) and catcher Brianna Sersevic (3) to celebrate their 3-0 win over Mt. Pleasant in the 2019 WPIAL Class 4A softball championship game.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on April 9, 2021: Early season showdown for softball powers
April 8, 2021
Since expansion from four to six classes throughout the PIAA in softball four years ago, two programs have dominated the Class 4A landscape: Belle Vernon and Elizabeth Forward.

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Franklin Regional’s Louie Kegerreis turns a double play against Penn-Trafford on Tuesday.
Trib 10: For the first time in a long time, WPIAL baseball, softball power rankings
It has been two years since we felt the spring power.

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Ambridge Area’s Josh Meyer records a block against Seton LaSalle’s Nathan Zini during the 2019 WPIAL Class AA boys volleyball championships.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on April 8, 2021: Section volleyball matchups aplenty
April 7, 2021
WPIAL Class AA boys volleyball completes its first week of section play Thursday.

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Norwin pitcher Zach Potthoff delivers during a scrimmage against Yough on March 17.
Trib HSSN State Baseball Rankings for April 7, 2021
The last time we released the Trib HSSN state baseball rankings was nearly 22 months ago.

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Hempfield’s Christian Zilli leads off at first base against Upper St. Clair on Wednesday, April 7, 2021.
Hempfield bounces back to earn split with Upper St. Clair
Hempfield not only won a section baseball game Tuesday evening, it also was able to put a check in the box next to the team’s mental toughness.

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What to watch for in WPIAL sports on April 7, 2021: Rams, Vikings meet again
April 6, 2021
Just call the Pine-Richland and Central Catholic baseball programs the odd couple.

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Penn-Trafford’s Sarah Yamrick bats against Hempfield on March 23.
Trib HSSN State Softball Rankings for April 6, 2021
It has been a long time since we released the final edition of the 2019 Trib HSSN state softball rankings.

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Canon-McMillan’s Andrew Kocan celebrates his solo home run against Mt. Lebanon on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at Wild Things Park. The Big Macs won the section opener, 5-2.
Sophomore Andrew Kocan comes up big for Canon-McMillan baseball
Sophomore Andrew Kocan wasn’t even supposed to be playing varsity baseball this year. Canon-McMillan is glad he is.

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Franklin Regional’s Louie Kegerreis scoops up a ball hit by Hempfield’s Michael Hosni for the last out on Friday, March 26, 2021 at Haymaker Park.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on April 6, 2021: Section series start on baseball diamond
April 5, 2021
Some sunshine and temps in the mid 70s will be the backdrop Tuesday as most of the WPIAL baseball teams hit the diamond to begin section play.

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Trib HSSN Baseball Player of the Week for April 5, 2021: West Mifflin’s Jake Walker
Without a 2020 season and with offseason workouts sporadic due to the ongoing pandemic, few people knew what to expect at the start of the 2021 high school baseball season.

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Valley pitcher John Luke Bailey delivers against Deer Lakes in 2019.
Trib HSSN Baseball Team of the Week for April 5, 2021: Valley
The first full week “back to work” for the Valley baseball team was nearly perfect.

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North Allegheny’s Lizzy Groetsch smiles as time winds down in the PIAA Class 6A state championship game on March 26, 2021, at Giant Center in Hershey.
North Allegheny’s Lizzy Groetsch named Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Player of the Year
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Trib HSSN What to Watch for: Monday, April 5, 2021
April 4, 2021
In the spring of 2019, the Armstrong softball team lost its first 13 games.

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Trib HSSN Softball Team of the Week for week ending April 4, 2021
When last we saw the Norwin softball team, it was falling in the final four.

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Trib HSSN Softball Player of the Week for week ending April 4, 2021
After a great start to the season March 26-27, the strikeouts and the victories kept coming for Mia Edwards and Shenango softball last week.

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Penn Hills’ Josh Zambito celebrates with Josh Gerken (right) against Riverview on March 17, 2021, at Wild Things Park.
TribLive High School Sports Network broadcasts: Week of April 5, 2021
No need to hunt here and there for outstanding high school sports coverage, just check out the basket of video and audio treats this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Latrobe’s Josh Coffee checks Penn-Trafford’s Josh Goldberg into the boards during their game on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, at Center Ice Arena in Delmont.
Final regular season PIHL standings through April 4, 2021
Here are the final PIHL high school hockey standings through the end of the regular season.

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Strong season has South Fayette girls basketball excited about program’s future
April 3, 2021
Every team had to deal with the pandemic this past basketball season, but covid-19 related issues hit some programs more than others.

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Butler’s Devin Carney smiles as he leaves the court after hitting the winning 3-pointer in overtime of a WPIAL Class 6A quarterfinal against Penn-Trafford on March 5.
Trib HSSN Head of the Class: WPIAL boys basketball’s best in each classification
April 2, 2021
Many years ago, when a student did well in the classroom, the teacher would sometimes move him to a seat in the front of the class.

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Chartiers Valley’s Aislin Malcolm drives to the basket past Moon’s Kayla Leseck on Jan. 15.
Trib HSSN Head of the Class: WPIAL girls basketball’s best in each classification
There are certain perks to doing well.

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What to watch for in WPIAL sports for April 3, 2021: Section rivals play 2
“It’s a beautiful day for a ballgame. Let’s play two.”

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What to watch for in WPIAL sports on April 1, 2021: South Hills neighbors meet on diamond
March 31, 2021
We aren’t trying to fool you as we touch on some of the scholastic events to watch here on this first day of April.

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OLSH senior Dante Spadafora walks from the court with the state championship trophy after defeating Constitution in the PIAA Class 2A final on March 26.
Trib HSSN Boys Basketball State Rankings for March 31, 2021
The end of the season is here after six new boys basketball champions were crowned.

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OLSH’s Dante Spadafora and Jake DiMichele celebrate during the PIAA Class 2A state championship game against Constitution on March 26.
Trib 10: OLSH boys, NA girls top final power rankings
Five basketball champions from the WPIAL headed east last week for a trip to Hershey to play for a state championship.

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North Allegheny’s Sava Toich taps the ball over Bethel Park’s Autin Cortopassi and Mason Bussard (21) during the 2019 WPIAL AAA boys volleyball championships.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on March 31, 2021: Volleyball heavyweights meet
March 30, 2021
The final day of March looks like it might be a wet one, so our focus on this Wednesday moves from the outdoors to the indoors and boys volleyball.

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North Allegheny’s Emma Fischer hits a 3-pointer during the PIAA Class 6A state championship game against Spring-Ford on Friday.
Trib HSSN Girls Basketball State Rankings for March 30, 2021
The end is here after six new girls basketball champions were crowned.

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What to watch for in WPIAL sports on March 30, 2021: Ranked softball squads meet
March 29, 2021
In the 2017 WPIAL Class 6A baseball semifinals, North Allegheny defeated Canon-McMillan, 5-3.

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The North Allegheny girls basketball team celebrates after winning the PIAA Class 6A state championship game on March 26, 2021, at Giant Center in Hershey.
Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Team of the Week for March 29, 2021: North Allegheny
On the district stage, North Allegheny has been a dominant force since Spencer Stefko took over the girls basketball program in 2016.

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North Allegheny’s Lizzy Groetsch drives to the basket during the PIAA Class 6A state championship game against Spring-Ford on March 26, 2021, at Giant Center in Hershey.
Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Player of the Week for March 29, 2021: North Allegheny’s Lizzy Groetsch
North Allegheny used a balanced attack on offense and a suffocating defense all season to win a second straight WPIAL Class 6A girls basketball championship.

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Baldwin senior defenseman Robbie Aranos (72) competes against Armstrong sophomore forward Brayden Landgraf (34) on Dec. 7, 2020, at Ice Castle.
PIHL standings: Week of March 29, 2021
March 28, 2021
Here are the latest PIHL standings through Sunday.

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TribLive High School Sports Network broadcasts: Week of March 29, 2021
With winter sports champions nearly all crowned, we spring into our spring high school sports coverage this week here on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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The OLSH boys basketball team celebrates after winning the PIAA Class 2A state championship game on March 26, 2021, at Giant Center in Hershey.
Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Team of the Week for week ending March 28, 2021
During an imperfect time, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart is celebrating a perfect boys basketball season.

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OLSH’s Jake DiMichele drives to the basket during the PIAA Class 2A state championship game against Constitution on March 26, 2021, at Giant Center in Hershey.
Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Player of the Week for week ending March 28, 2021
Senior Dante Spadafora and junior Jake DiMichele made up one of the higher-scoring and more successful dynamic duos the WPIAL has seen in a long time.

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Greensburg Central Catholic’s Natalie Ward works out Thursday, March 18, 2021, at the high school in Carbon.
Trib HSSN What to Watch for: Monday, March 29, 2021
Cooler but drier weather is expected Monday as a handful of WPIAL team begins their section schedule early.

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Carlynton’s Amanda Masdea (right) was the only senior on the team’s roster this season.
Carlynton girls show glimpses of bright future during .500 season
The Carlynton girls basketball team had turned itself around, going from a struggling program a decade ago to one that was a legit championship contender over the last six years.

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Chartiers Valley’s Brayden Reynolds dunks against Upper St. Clair on Feb. 26.
Run to WPIAL finals helps Chartiers Valley boys carry on winning tradition
Brandon Sensor just completed his third year as boys basketball coach at Chartiers Valley. It is a program built on tradition that hasn’t skipped a beat the last three winters.

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Chartiers Valley’s Helene Cowan scores against Warren during a PIAA Class 5A quarterfinal on Saturday, March 20, 2021, at Chartiers Valley High School.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for March 27, 2021: PIAA champions to be crowned
March 27, 2021
The champions-only version of the PIAA basketball playoffs has one day left with four more state title games to be played at the Giant Center in Hershey on Saturday.

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North Allegheny’s Paige Morningstar steals the ball from McDowell’s Sydney Keinath during the PIAA Class 6A girls quarterfinals Friday, March 19, 2021, at North Allegheny High School.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for March 26, 2021: Teams chasing PIAA glory
March 25, 2021
The champions-only version of the PIAA basketball playoffs has one day in the books with eight more state title games to be played at the Giant Center in Hershey over the next two days.

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Mohawk’s Abigail Shoaff (4) celebrates with Jordan Radzmymski after hitting a 3-pointer during the fourth quarter of the WPIAL Class 3A championship game against North Catholic on March 13.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for March 25, 2021: State championship weekend tips off
March 24, 2021
The champions-only version of the PIAA basketball playoffs comes to a close with 12 state title games played at the Giant Center in Hershey.

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OLSH’s Dante Spadafora is fouled by Portage’s Andrew Miko during a PIAA Class 2A semifinal Tuesday night.
Trib HSSN Boys Basketball State Rankings for March 24, 2021
The stage is set for six new PIAA champions to be crowned this week in Hershey with two boys state title games each on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

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North Allegheny’s Cam Phillips drives past McDowell’s Emina Selimovic during the PIAA 6A quarterfinals on Friday.
Trib 10: Girls power rankings crowded at the top with 4 teams vying for state gold
The Fantastic Five from the WPIAL still alive for a state championship take the final exit on the Road to Hershey as they head to the Giant Center and the PIAA finals this week.

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North Allegheny’s Jasmine Timmerson scores past McDowell’s Sydney Keinath and Caroline Henderson (right) during the PIAA 6A girls quarterfinals on Friday.
Trib HSSN Girls Basketball State Rankings for March 23, 2021
March 23, 2021
The end is almost here. Three days and 12 games remain in the crazy 2021 high school basketball season.

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Chartiers Valley’s Helene Cowan scores against Warren during a PIAA Class 5A quarterfinal on Saturday.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on March 23, 2021: 4 more teams try to reach Hershey
March 22, 2021
With three WPIAL basketball teams punching their ticket to Hershey on Monday, four more district teams have a chance to join them later in the week in Chocolate Town.

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Lincoln Park’s Brandin Cummings celebrates after being fouled while scoring against North Catholic during the WPIAL Class 4A championship game on March 15.
Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Player of the Week for March 22, 2021: Lincoln Park’s Brandin Cummings
Nelly Cummings had a great career at Lincoln Park. The 2017 graduate averaged 22 points and 6 assists per game for his career, averaging 30 points per game his senior year. He was named all-state three times. He just ended his junior season at Colgate in the NCAA tournament.

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The six-man Upper St. Clair basketball team huddles together during a timeout in their PIAA Class 6A quarterfinal against Erie on Saturday, March 20, 2021, at Upper St. Clair High School.
Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Team of the Week for March 22, 2021: The St. Clair Six
There were so many great stories from quarterfinals weekend in the state playoffs involving WPIAL basketball champions.

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Mohawk players celebrate their win over Forest Hills in the WPIAL CLass 3A semifinals Monday, March 22, 2021.
Mohawk girls mow down another undefeated opponent, earn trip to Hershey
The good news for Mohawk girls basketball is that the team is going to Hershey to play for the PIAA Class 3A championship.

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Rochester’s Corynne Hauser (11) and Alexis Robison (3) hoist their team’s trophy after winning the the 5A WPIAL Basketball Championship at Peters Township High School on Monday, March 15, 2021.
Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Player of the Week for week ending March 21, 2021
March 21, 2021
They have been the dynamic duo behind three straight WPIAL Class A girls basketball championships.

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Upper St. Clair’s Luke Gensler talks with acting coach Tanner Gensler during their PIAA Class 6A quarterfinal against Erie on Saturday, March 20, 2021, at Upper St. Clair High School.
Trib HSSN What to Watch for: Monday, March 22, 2021
It was an emotional PIAA quarterfinals weekend for the WPIAL basketball champions.

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Chartiers Valley’s Perri Page (11) celebrates with Helene Cowan (5) and Aislin Malcolm during their PIAA Class 5A quarterfinal against Warren on Saturday, March 20, 2021, at Chartiers Valley High School.
Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Team of the Week for week ending March 21, 2021
Three losses in a 25-day period seemed to take the spotlight away from a team that had won two straight WPIAL crowns, claimed the most recently completed PIAA Class 5A girls basketball championship and was the owner of a record 64-game winning streak.

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Ali Bryant (left) and his Lincoln Park teammates will play Hickory in the PIAA Class 4A semifinals Monday.
TribLive High School Sports Network broadcasts: Week of March 22, 2021
The champions-only edition of the Road to Hershey winds down as we head into the final four of the state basketball playoffs this week here on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Baldwin senior forward Zach Borman (2) competes against South Fayette on March 1, 2021, at Ice Castle.
PIHL standings: Week of March 22, 2021
Here are the latest PIHL standings through Sunday.

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Upper St. Clair’s Luke Gensler works past Erie’s Tarrel Petty during their PIAA Class 6A state quarterfinal on Saturday, March 20, 2021, at Upper St. Clair High School.
3 WPIAL champions to compete in 2021 PIAA boys basketball semifinals
The WPIAL boys basketball champions split six games in the PIAA quarterfinals in an emotional weekend of state basketball playoffs.

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Chartiers Valley’s Aislin Malcolm scores against Warren during a PIAA Class 5A quarterfinal on Saturday, March 20, 2021, at Chartiers Valley High School.
Matchups set for 2021 PIAA girls basketball semifinals
The WPIAL girls basketball champions were close to a quarterfinals sweep on the Road to Hershey.

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Chartiers Valley’s Perri Page celebrates after scoring against Warren during a PIAA Class 5A quarterfinal on Saturday, March 20, 2021, at Chartiers Valley High School.
Chartiers Valley girls cruise past Warren in PIAA quarterfinals
March 20, 2021
Despite a “flawed” game plan, Chartiers Valley scored 26 of the final 37 points in the first half, then used a 13-0 run in the third quarter to blow open a tight game and roll to a 61-38 victory Saturday afternoon.

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Ellwood City’s Steve Antuono scores against South Allegheny during the WPIAL Class 3A championship game on Monday.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for March 20, 2021: State quarterfinals roll on
March 19, 2021
Quarterfinal weekend in the 2021 PIAA basketball playoffs continues Saturday with 24 more state boys and girls games, including six contests involving WPIAL champions.

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The scoreboard reads zeroes after Bishop Canevin forfeited a PIAA Class A quarterfinal playoff game to Berlin Brothersvalley on Friday, March 19, 2021.
Bishop Canevin boys forfeit state playoff game at last minute after positive covid test
For Bishop Canevin, it was none and done.

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Lincoln Park’s LA Pratt shoots over North Catholic’s Max Rottmann during the WPIAL Class 4A championship game on Monday.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on March 19, 2021: Champs begin state title quests
March 18, 2021
While the PIAA basketball playoffs actually began Tuesday and Wednesday with first-round games, the state playoff action tips off for WPIAL champions Friday.

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Rochester’s Corynne Hauser (11) moves the ball against West Greene’s Katharine Lampe (1) during the WPIAL Class A championship Monday, March 15, 2021, at Peters Township High School.
WPIAL girls basketball champions set for PIAA quarterfinal matchups
Ten WPIAL girls basketball teams were still alive through two rounds of the PIAA postseason last year when the state postseason came to a halt. Now, six District 7 champions are set for the winners-only version of the PIAA playoffs.

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Bishop Canevin’s Shea Campine is fouled by Rochester’s Jerome Mullins during the WPIAL Class A boys basketball final on Friday, March 10, 2021, at North Allegheny High School.
Matchups set for PIAA boys basketball quarterfinals
The few games that made up the first round of the 2021 PIAA boys basketball playoffs are complete, putting teams where they were last year when the state postseason was first suspended, then later canceled because of the global pandemic.

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New Castle’s Donny Cade scores during the second half of the WPIAL Class 5A championship game against Chartiers Valley on Saturday.
Trib HSSN Boys Basketball State Rankings for March 17, 2021
March 17, 2021
With the district playoffs in the rearview mirror and the state playoffs underway with select first-round games, it’s time to shuffle the deck before the PIAA quarterfinals.

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OLSH’s Dante Spadafora reacts to a defensive play against Greensburg Central Catholic’s Brevan Williams during the WPIAL Class 2A boys basketball final on Saturday.
Trib 10: WPIAL finals shuffle up power rankings
WPIAL championship game results forced a shuffling of the deck in the first post-district playoff edition of the Trib 10.

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Ellwood City’s Joseph Roth battles South Allegheny’s Omar Faulkner for a rebound during the Class 3A championship game on Monday at North Allegheny.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on March 16, 2021: WPIAL champs learn who they’ll play
March 16, 2021
With the district basketball championships now history, our attention turns from the WPIAL postseason to the PIAA playoffs.

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Chartiers Valley’s Aislin Malcolm (2) moves the ball guarded by Trinity’s Ashley Durig (11) and Kaylin Venick (2) during the Class 5A WPIAL championship game at Peters Township on March 15.
Trib HSSN Girls Basketball State Rankings for March 16, 2021
With 11 of the 12 district playoffs complete, the attention turns to the champion-only PIAA state brackets.

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North Allegheny’s Cam Phillips steals the ball from Upper St. Clair’s Alexandra Prunzik during the WPIAL Class 6A girls basketball final on Saturday.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for March 16, 2021: State playoffs tip off
March 15, 2021
With the WPIAL basketball championships in the books, the focus turns from the district postseason to the state playoffs.

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OLSH celebrates after beating Greensburg Central Catholic in the WPIAL Class 2A boys basketball final on Saturday.
Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Team of the Week for March 15, 2021
History was made when Our Lady of the Sacred Heart defeated Greensburg Central Catholic on Saturday to win the 2021 WPIAL Class 2A boys basketball championship with a perfect 21-0 record.

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New Castle head coach Ralph Blundo presents Sheldon Cox with his gold medal after defeating Chartiers Valley, 61-45, in the WPIAL Class 5A championship game on Saturday.
Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Player of the Week for March 15, 2021
He plays basketball, not hockey, but Sheldon Cox scored a hat trick last week.

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Rochester’s Corynne Hauser (11) and Alexis Robison (3) hoist their team’s trophy after winning the WPIAL Class A basketball championship game Monday, March 15, 2021, at Peters Township.
Rochester tops West Greene in WPIAL finals for 3rd straight year
Rochester used big games from their top two scorers to roll to a third straight WPIAL Class A girls basketball championship with a 71-41 victory over West Greene Monday at Peters Township.

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South Fayette boys take pride in navigating challenging season
A similar theme that many district basketball coaches have talked about recently is not of the disappointment of team goals not met, but the satisfaction of having a season in an effort to reach those goals.

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Hockey rivals Bishop Canevin, Chartiers Valley unite for special cause
For the Bishop Canevin hockey team, curiosity about a picture hanging on a wall led to a heartwarming fundraiser and a great night of outdoor hockey.

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North Catholic’s Andrew Ammerman celebrates after being fouled while scoring against Quaker Valley during their WPIAL Class 4A quarterfinal on Monday, March 8, 2021, in Leetsdale.
Trib HSSN What to Watch for: Monday, March 15, 2021
March 14, 2021
WPIAL championship weekend concludes Monday on the Trib High School Sports Network.

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Pine-Richland’s Alex Erlain (21) celebrates his first goal with Dominic Desjardins during their game against Canon-McMillan on Dec. 8, 2020, at Southpointe.
PHIL standings: Week of March 15, 2021
The latest PIHL standings through Sunday, March 14, 2021.

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Mohawk’s Paige Julian scores during the WPIAL Class 3A championship game against North Catholic on Saturday, March 13, 2021, at North Allegheny High School.
Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Player of the Week for week ending March 14, 2021
In the fall, Paige Julian will head off to West Liberty to continue her basketball career.

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The Beaver girls basketball team celebrates after defeating Quaker Valley, 45-29, in the Class 4A final on Friday, March 12, 2021, at Peterrs Township High School.
Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Team of the Week for week ending March 14, 2021
After playing the role of the bridesmaid twice in the last three years, Beaver finally knows what it feels like to be the blushing bride.

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Seneca Valley’s Alex Johnson (left) celebrates with Ryan Russell after a second period goal against Central Catholic on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, at Baierl Ice Complex. Seneca Valley won, 6-1.
Trib High School Sports Network broadcasts: Week of March 15, 2021
The Madness comes to a close as the final gold of the district winter sports season is distributed this week on the Trib High School Sports Network.

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Beaver’s Emma Pavelek celebrates after scoring during the fourth quarter ofthe WPIAL Class 4A girls championship game against Quaker Valley on Friday, March 12, 2021, at Peters Township High School.
PIAA girls basketball tournament pairings update
Ten WPIAL girls basketball teams were still alive through two rounds of the PIAA postseason last year when their title dreams, like the rest of the world, came to a sudden stop because of the covid-19 outbreak.

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OLSH’s Kevin Wilson defends on Greensburg Central Catholic’s Brevan Williams during the WPIAL Class 2A boys basketball final on Saturday, March 13, 2021, at Peters Twp. High School.
PIAA boys basketball tournament pairings update
A good piece of advice is to always finish what you start. That is what the PIAA hopes to do over the next couple of weeks after the 2020 state basketball playoffs were halted after two rounds because of the covid-19 pandemic.

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Chartiers Valley’s Brayden Reynolds battles New Castle’s Andrae Jackson for a loose ball Feb. 12 at New Castle.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on March 13, 2021: Hardwood heavyweights collide
March 12, 2021
Championship weekend continues with basketballs, wrestling mats and pompoms here on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Upper St. Clair’s Luke Gensler (right) and John Sukernek celebrate after defeating Butler in their WPIAL Class 6A semifinal on Tuesday.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on March 12, 2021: Championship weekend tips off
Welcome to the start of championship weekend here on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Trinity’s Courtney Dahlquist scored 21 points against Woodland Hills on Thursday night.
Courtney Dahlquist pushes top-seeded Trinity past Woodland Hills, back to title game
March 11, 2021
Woodland Hills knew it needed to play a near-perfect game to have a chance in its WPIAL Class 5A girls basketball semifinal against top-seeded Trinity.

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North Catholic’s Andrew Ammerman pressures Quaker Valley’s Markus Frank during their WPIAL Class 4A quarterfinal on Monday.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for March 11, 2021: Sparks will fly in Class 4A final four
March 10, 2021
Three nights of exciting semifinal playoff basketball come to a conclusion Thursday evening. The championship basketball field is finalized with eight more WPIAL final four games.

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Belle Vernon’s Tyler Kovatch shoots a layup under pressure by the South Park defense during a WPIAL Class 4A quarterfinal on Monday, March 8, 2021, at Belle Vernon.
Trib 10: Boys power rankings shaken up as WPIAL finals approach
As the WPIAL playoffs are winding down, the top teams are proving they have the power.

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OLSH’s B.J. Vaughn shoots a 3-pointer during the first half against Springdale on Feb. 5.
Trib HSSN boys basketball state rankings for March 10, 2021
Most of the teams ranked in the latest Trib HSSN boys basketball state rankings are living up to the classic rock anthem by Bachman-Turner Overdrive as they are “taking care of business” during the district playoffs.

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Chartiers Valley’s Brayden Reynolds shoots a free throw against Mars in the WPIAL Class 5A semifinals Wednesday, March 10, 2021.
Chartiers Valley finally gets past Mars, sets up grudge match with New Castle
The weight of the world is now off the shoulders of the Chartiers Valley boys basketball team.

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Mohawk’s Hannah McDanel pressures North Catholic’s Tori Drevna on Jan. 28.
Trib HSSN girls basketball state rankings for March 9, 2021
March 9, 2021
Some of the 12 district tournaments across the state are already completed while others are winding down. Only the district champions can be a part of this year’s PIAA postseason.

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Laurel Highlands’ Rodney Gallagher shoots the game-winning shot over Thomas Jefferson’s Evan Berger in the final seconds Feb. 19.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for March 10, 2021: Star-studded semis in Class 5A boys
One set of final fours is in the books and another batch is ready to go Thursday. So it seems fitting that the middle of the WPIAL semifinals take place in the middle of the work week.

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Upper St. Clair’s Luke Banbury gets past Chartiers Valley’s Anthony Collura during their game on Feb. 26.
Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Player of the Week for March 8, 2021
Upper St. Clair has been Trib HSSN’s No. 1-ranked boys basketball team in Class 6A from start to finish in the regular season.

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Butler coach Matt Clement talks with Devin Carney after he hit the winning 3-pointer in overtime of their WPIAL Class 6A quarterfinal against Penn-Trafford on Friday.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on March 9, 2021: Butler, USC meet again
Many coaches feel the toughest loss to deal with is the one that comes one step from achieving a team goal like playing for a WPIAL championship. Those harsh defeats begin to mount Tuesday.

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Woodland Hills’ Peyton Pinkey defends Thomas Jefferson’s Maddy Trainer in a WPIAL Class 5A quarterfinal Monday, March 8, 2021.
Dunn leads Woodland Hills rally past Thomas Jefferson in Class 5A quarters
March 8, 2021
When Woodland Hills needed a second-half spark, it turned to point guard Jazmine Dunn. Now, Thomas Jefferson is done.

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Ellwood City coach Steve Antuono celebrates with his players after Thursday’s win over Avonworth in the WPIAL Class 3A playoffs.
Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Team of the Week for week ending March 7, 2021
When the WPIAL playoff brackets were released in boys Class 3A, an Ellwood City team that finished strong with four straight wins and was tied for second in the deep Section 1-3A was the No. 11 seed.

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