Author: Don Rebel


Pine-Richland’s Sophie Catalano and Sarah Faber (11) go up for a block against North Hills on Sept. 7.
WPIAL Clinched for Oct. 21, 2021: Girls volleyball
October 21, 2021
The 2021 WPIAL girls volleyball regular season has come to an end as 71 teams have earned a ticket to ride into the postseason starting next week.

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Seneca Valley’s Brandon Ross takes it to the house against North Hills on Sept. 10.
Trib HSSN don’t-miss high school football matchups for 2021 Week 8
Welcome to Week 8, as the “stretch run” of the WPIAL football season continues.

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What to watch for in high school sports for Oct. 21, 2021: City League playoffs kick off
October 20, 2021
So, they meet again.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Alex Tecza carries against Central Catholic’s Devin Barren during their game Oct. 8.
Trib 10: Upset shuffles WPIAL football power rankings
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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Shaler’s Tia Bozzo (10) celebrates with teammates after scoring against North Allegheny during the 2020 WPIAL Class 4A championship match.
WPIAL Clinched for Oct. 19, 2021: Girls volleyball
October 19, 2021
We are down to two days remaining in the WPIAL girls volleyball regular season as the list of teams that have clinched a spot in the upcoming district playoffs continues to grow.

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Seneca Valley’s Conor Morrisard battles North Allegheny’s Evan Anderson for a header during their game on Oct. 11.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Oct. 20, 2021: Watch soccer playoff pairings show only on Trib HSSN
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.
Trib HSSN State Football Rankings for Oct. 19, 2021
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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South Fayette’s Marissa Malosh watches her tee shot on Hole 15 during the WPIAL Class 3A girls golf championship on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021, at Hannastown Golf Club.
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.
Trib HSSN Football Team of the Week for Oct. 18, 2021
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.
Trib HSSN Football Player of the Week for 2021 Week 7
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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North Allegheny’s Katie Rose Rankin watches her tee shot on Hole 15 during the WPIAL Class 3A girls golf championship on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021, at Hannastown Golf Club.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports Oct. 18, 2021: PIAA golf, WPIAL tennis semifinals on tap
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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Moon’s Anthony Antoniades (13) celebrates with Elijah Davis after his long catch during their game against Upper St. Clair on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, at Tigers Stadium in Moon.
2021 WPIAL football playoff picture entering final 2 weeks of regular season
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.
WPIAL Clinched for Oct. 17, 2021: Boys soccer
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.
WPIAL Clinched for Oct. 17, 2021: Girls volleyball
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.
This week on Trib HSSN: Week of Oct. 18, 2021
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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Bishop Canevin’s Olivia Thomas celebrates with Keira Kozlowski after winning a game against Greensburg Central Catholic on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, at Bishop Canevin High School.
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.
Trib HSSN don’t-miss high school football matchups for 2021 Week 7
Welcome to Week 7 and the “stretch run” of the 2021 WPIAL football season.

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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.
WPIAL clinched for Oct. 14, 2021: Boys soccer playoff field set
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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Mt. Lebanon’s Alex Tecza eludes Central Catholic’s Keith Cushenberry to score last Friday.
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.
Trib HSSN Football Team of the Week for Oct. 11, 2021
How do you deal with adversity?

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Hampton’s Zach Panza (7) battles Kiski Area’s Owen Zimmerman for possession during their game on Oct. 7.
WPIAL Clinched for Oct. 11, 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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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.
Trib HSSN Football Player of the Week for 2021 Week 6
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.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports Oct. 11, 2021: Playoff berths on the line in boys soccer
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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Mt. Lebanon’s Lindsey Powanda watches her tee shot on No. 9 during the 2020 WPIAL Class 3A girls golf championship at Oakmont Country Club.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Oct. 7, 2021: WPIAL girls golf gold up for grabs
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.
Trib HSSN don’t-miss high school football matchups for 2021 Week 5
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.
Trib HSSN broadcast listings for week of Sept. 27-Oct. 3
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.
Trib HSSN don’t-miss high school football matchups for 2021 Week 4
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.
Trib HSSN don’t-miss high school football matchups for 2021 Week 3
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.
Trib HSSN don’t-miss high school football matchups for 2021 Week 2
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.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Sept. 7, 2021: Boys soccer opens section play
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
North Allegheny senior basketball player Lizzy Groetsch has been taking piano lessons since she was 6 years old. She enjoys playing classical music.

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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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Freeport’s Caleb Hoffman reaches for the puck during a game against North Catholic on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021, at UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry.
PIHL standings through March 7, 2021
Here are the latest PIHL high school hockey standings through Sunday, March 7.

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Markus Frank (left) and his Quaker Valley teammates face North Catholic in the WPIAL quarterfinals Monday.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports March 8, 2021: Elite Eight brings thrills
March 7, 2021
The final step to the WPIAL Final Four takes place on the final night of the district basketball quarterfinals.

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Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Team of the Week for week ending March 7, 2021
After the quarterfinal round of the WPIAL girls basketball playoffs ends Monday, there will be two double-digit seeds left who are looking to be the Cinderella of the 2021 postseason.

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North Catholic’s Alayna Rocco pulls down a rebound next to Mohawk’s Alexa Kadilak during their game on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, in Cranberry.
Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Player of the Week for week ending March 7, 2021
In a program with the greatest girls basketball tradition in the WPIAL and the past four district titles, being expected to help bring the school its 20th championship could be a bit intimidating for a freshman.

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Woodland Hills’ Peyton Pinkney scores over Latrobe’s Anna Rafferty last month. Latrobe and Woodland Hills reached the WPIAL Class 5A quarterfinals, to be played Monday.
TribLive High School Sports Network broadcasts: Week of March 8, 2021
The Madness is winding down with plenty of gold at the end of the rainbow as HSSN prepares for champions to be crowned in the district and state this week here on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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The 2020-21 South Fayette wrestling team.
South Fayette wrestling program takes lessons from difficult season
The South Fayette wrestling program recently completed the 2020-2021 season without a berth in the WPIAL Class AAA team tournament and with only one wrestler advancing to the individual sectionals.

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The Carlynton boys bowling team went 8-2 in 2020-21.
Carlynton bowling revels in successful season
Daniel Kuhn just completed his fourth season as Carlynton boys and girls bowling coach. Color him very pleased with how the season played out for both of his Cougars teams this season.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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February 21, 2021
The WPIAL basketball regular season is entering its final days, but there’s no need for playoff scenarios this winter.

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The final week of this unique WPIAL basketball regular season tips off Monday.

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

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Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Player of the Week for week ending Feb. 21, 2021
The Clairton girls basketball story this century is one of great highs and the lowest of lows.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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This week on Triblive High School Sports Network: Week of Feb. 15
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Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Player of the Week for week ending Feb. 14, 2021
It’s almost as if New Castle’s Aayanni Hudson was built for all the hurdles and obstacles that all athletes have had to deal with this season, especially at New Castle.

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

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PIHL standings through Feb. 14, 2021
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South Fayette swimmers maintain focus through constant changes
It has been a challenge for all sports to find any sort of routine or normalcy during this pandemic.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Greg Kraemer is Chartiers Valley’s leading scorer.
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Bishop Canevin rebuilding hockey program into PIHL Class B contenders
Bishop Canevin has a great reputation on the ice.

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

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

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

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

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Luke Kimmich and the Franklin Regional boys will face McKeesport on Tuesday.
This week on Triblive High School Sports Network: Week of Feb. 8
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North Allegheny’s Khalil Dinkins battles North Hills’ Royce Parham for a rebound Jan. 26.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Feb. 6, 2021: North Allegheny hosts showcase
February 5, 2021
On many Saturdays during the high school basketball regular season, schools will host a one-day event in order to raise money for good causes.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Shady Side Academy’s Rian Fitzgerald takes a jump shot during a Section 3-3A matchup with Apollo-Ridge on Jan. 29.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Feb. 2, 2021: SSA to test No. 1 South Allegheny
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Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Team of the Week for Feb. 1, 2021
February 1, 2021
Once nicknamed the Indians, Shady Side Academy is going through its first basketball season with a new nickname, the Bulldogs. Thus far for SSA opponents, their bark is just as intimidating as their bite.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Seneca Valley’s Alex Johnson (left) celebrates with Ryan Russell after a second period goal against Central Catholic on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, at Baierl Ice Complex. Seneca Valley won, 6-1.
PIHL standings through Jan. 24, 2021
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Chartiers Valley’s Helene Cowan (5) shoots the ball against Gateway on Jan. 18, 2021.
Chartiers Valley girls bask, just briefly, in state record winning streak
For months, weeks, even days leading up to Jan. 18, Chartiers Valley girls basketball coach Tim McConnell did not want to talk about or mention “the streak.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Highlands’ Carter Leri blocks a shot by Mars’ Anthony Vargo during their game on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, at Mars Area High School.
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Hopewell’s Shatori Walker-Kimbrough was the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2012 and 2013 Female Athlete of the Year.
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Latrobe’s Allen Rider works past Penn-Trafford’s Carter Scholze during their game on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, at Center Ice Arena in Delmont.
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Senior forward confident South Fayette hockey can heat up after slow start
The 2020 portion of this high school hockey season was not kind to South Fayette.

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

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

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Lincoln Park and Montour line up for a free throw Friday, Jan. 15, 2021.
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Kiski’s Calvin Heinle takers a shot in practice Nov. 30.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Jan. 15, 2021: Never too early for section showdowns
January 14, 2021
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South Allegheny’s Bryce Epps tries to slice through the Beaver Falls defense in a WPIAL Class 3A playoff game last season.
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January 13, 2021
While Thursday is a busy night of girls basketball around the WPIAL, there are only two district boys basketball games scheduled.

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

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Chartiers Valley’s Carter Mastovich celebrates a 3-pointer next to Fox Chapel’s Eli Yofan during their game on Jan. 9.
Trib 10: Chartiers Valley sitting pretty in boys, girls power rankings
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Upper St. Clair and Bethel Park square off on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021.
No. 1 Upper St. Clair pulls off gritty win over Bethel Park
Defense not only wins championships, it never takes a night off.

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What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Jan. 13, 2021: Wrestling rivals collide
January 12, 2021
Last year, they met in the regular season and again in the team sectionals.

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North Allegheny’s Ayden Owens competes in the Class AAA boys 110 meter high hurdles during the 2018 PIAA track and field championships.
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North Catholic coach Molly Rottmann watches her team during a game against Mars on Friday, Dec. 11, 2020, in Cranberry.
Trib HSSN state girls basketball rankings for Jan. 12, 2021
Now that the four-week stoppage in winter sports has been lifted by the governor, teams around the commonwealth are slowly getting back to game action.

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

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

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South Park’s Maura Huwalt competes in the girls Class AA shot put finals during the PIAA track and field state championships Saturday, May 25, 2019, at Shippensburg University.
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January 10, 2021
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Central Catholic’s Anderson Cynkar takes a charge from Lincoln Park’s Daquan Bradford during their game on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2020, in Midland.
Dozens of basketball broadcasts on tap this week on Trib HSSN
Although the schedule can change at any moment, the TribLive High School Sports Network has lined up plenty of action on the hardwood, mats and ice in the first full week of winter sports.

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

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

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

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Moon’s A.Q. Shipley takes on Ambridge in 2003.
A.Q. Shipley discusses a high school career at Moon that led to a decade in the NFL
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Lincoln Park’s bench celebrates after a 3-pointer against Aliquippa during last year’s WPIAL Class 3A semifinals.
W2W4 in WPIAL sports for Friday, Jan. 8, 2021
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Quaker Valley’s Tabitha Bemis wins a 110-meter hurdle semifinal during the 2010 WPIAL Class AA qualifying meet.
Quaker Valley grad Tabitha Bemis discusses decorated high school career
January 5, 2021
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Mt. Lebanon’s Luke Hagy leaves Woodland Hills defenders in his wake during a 2011 game.
Three-sport star Luke Hagy remembers decorated Mt. Lebanon career
January 4, 2021
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Adin Zorn participates in baseball practice at Sewickley Academy on Wednesday, March 11, 2020.
Trib HSSN Top 20 Stories of 2020: Spring sports season shelved
January 2, 2021
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WPIAL executive director Amy Scheuneman poses for a photo after a WPIAL board meeting June 18, 2020, at Chartiers Valley.
Trib HSSN Top 20 Stories of 2020: New WPIAL executive director takes over
January 1, 2021
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Thomas Jefferson’s Jake Pugh hoists the PIAA Class 4A championship trophy next to Jacob Krawczyk after defeating Jersey Shore, 21-14, in the state final on Nov. 28 at Hersheypark Stadium.
2020’s parade of champions in WPIAL sports
December 31, 2020
Most parades draw large crowds that are entertained by the many bands and floats and other spectacles that march through a specific route, making for a fun and unique event.

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Chartiers Valley’s Megan McConnell (4) and Perri Page celebrate with teammates as time expires in the WPIAL Class 5A championship game against Trinity on Feb. 29.
Trib HSSN Top 20 Stories of 2020: Chartiers Valley girls basketball proves unbeatable
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The Mars boys soccer team celebrates with the PIAA Class 3A soccer championship trophy after defeating Northern, 2-1, in the state final Nov. 20.
Trib HSSN Top 20 Stories of 2020: Mars soccer dominates the state
December 30, 2020
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Aliquippa’s Vaughn Morris (4) and Karl McBride (3) celebrate a touchdown against Belle Vernon during a WPIAL Class 4A semifinal Nov. 6.
Trib HSSN Top 20 Stories of 2020: Step up in class can’t slow Aliquippa
December 29, 2020
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Fox Chapel’s Eli Yofan (top) and Erik Wilson battle Hampton’s Liam Mignogna for a loose ball during their game on Friday, Dec. 11, 2020, at Fox Chapel.
Trib HSSN Top 20 Stories of 2020: Winter sports start, then quickly stop
December 28, 2020
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Thomas Jefferson’s Preston Zandier celebrates after the Jaguars defeated Jersey Shore, 21-14, in the PIAA Class 4A championship game Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, at Hersheypark Stadium.
Trib HSSN Top 20 Stories of 2020: Thomas Jefferson again captures WPIAL, PIAA titles
December 27, 2020
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Hopewell’s Becky Novacek (40) is fouled by Allentown Central Catholic’s Shavaun Fisher during the second half of the PIAA Class AAA championship game at Giant Center in Hershey. Hopewell won the state title, 57-40.
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December 26, 2020
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Laurel Highlands’ Rodney Gallagher celebrates after defeating Mars in the WPIAL Class 5A championship game Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, at Petersen Events Center.
Trib HSSN Top 20 Stories of 2020: Laurel Highlands wins long-awaited WPIAL title
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Pine Richland’s Eli Jochem beats Governor Mifflin’s Greg Suber for a third-quarter touchdown during the PIAA Class 5A semifinal Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020 at Tiger Stadium in Hollidaysburg.
Trib HSSN Top 20 Stories of 2020: Pine-Richland achieves perfection
December 25, 2020
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West Allegheny’s Austin Hendrick was the 12th pick in the 2020 MLB draft.
Trib HSSN Top 20 Stories of 2020: West Allegheny slugger sees red
December 24, 2020
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The Central Catholic football team celebrates with the WPIAL Class 6A championship trophy after defeating North Allegheny, 38-24, Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, at Martorelli Stadium.
Trib HSSN Top 20 Stories of 2020: Pandemic sidelines champs
December 23, 2020
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Indiana Pacers guard T.J. McConnell handles the ball during a game against the Philadelphia 76ers on Dec. 18.
NBA guard T.J. McConnell kicks off Trib HSSN Best of the Century podcast series
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Bishop Canevin’s Abbie Maziarz, Gillian Golupski and Olivia Thomas celebrate after beating Greensburg Central Catholic in the WPIAL Class A championship game.
Trib HSSN Top 20 stories of 2020: Bishop Canevin wins emotional volleyball title
December 22, 2020
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Gatway’s Olivia Livingston poses with her WPIAL record-tying eighth gold medal Feb. 28 at Trees Pool.
Trib HSSN Top 20 stories of 2020: Gateway swimmer wraps up record-setting career
December 21, 2020
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Burrell celebrates with the WPIAL Class AA team wrestling championship trophy, their 14th consecutive win, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, after defeating Burgettstown in WPIAL Class AA team wrestling championships at Chartiers-Houston High School.
Trib HSSN Top 20 Stories of 2020: Burrell’s streak continues
December 20, 2020
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Derry’s Cain Latta, bottom, works on defensive drills with teammates during a heat acclimation practice on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020 at Derry Area High School.
Trib HSSN Top 20 Stories of 2020: After delayed start, fall sports move forward
December 19, 2020
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Butler’s Ethan Morton (25) celebrates after beating Mt. Lebanon in the WPIAL Class 6A championship game at Petersen Events Center on Feb. 29.
Trib HSSN Top 20 Stories of 2020: Butler boys basketball ends title drought
December 18, 2020
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Central Valley’s Josh Campbell (52) hoists the PIAA Class 3A championship trophy with his teammates after defeating Wyomissing, 35-21, in the state final on Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, at Hersheypark Stadium.
Trib HSSN Top 20 Stories of 2020: Mercifully, Central Valley football wins state title
December 17, 2020
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Teammates celebrate North Allegheny’s win in the girls 200 medley relay during the 2020 Class AAA WPIAL Swimming and Diving Championship at Trees Pool.
Trib HSSN Top 20 Stories of 2020: North Allegheny dominates in pool
December 16, 2020
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Upper St. Clair’s Luke Gensler celebrates a 3-pointer against Bethel Park last season.
Trib 10: Newcomers dominate boys basketball power rankings
Welcome to another season of the weekly Trib HSSN power rankings.

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

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Laurel Highlands’ Rodney Gallagher is fouled in the final seconds of the WPIAL Class 5A championship game against Mars on Feb. 28 at Petersen Events Center.
Trib HSSN Top 20 Stories of 2020: WPIAL freshmen make sudden impact
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OLSH’s Dante Spadafora drives to the basket past Serra Catholic’s Jayden Bristol during the 2019 WPIAL Class 2A championship game.
Trib HSSN preseason state boys basketball rankings
December 14, 2020
When Trib HSSN last ranked the top teams in Pennsylvania, most of the second-round games in the 2020 PIAA basketball playoffs had just been completed with the quarterfinals looming.

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Knoch’s Laura Greb pumps her fist after winning her fourth consectutive WPIAL Class AA tennis championship on Sept. 25, 2020, at North Allegheny High School.
Trib HSSN Top 20 Stories of 2020: Knoch dominates court proceedings
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South Park’s Justin Mettrick celebrates his goal with Nathan Pololak during their game against Blackhawk on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020, at Brady’s Run Ice Arena. South Park won, 7-4.
PIHL standings through Dec. 13, 2020
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Junior Greg Kraemer is Chartiers Valley’s leading scorer.
Chartiers Valley hockey comes charging out the gate
December 13, 2020
While the high school winter sports season was trying to get off the ground in December, high school hockey was into its second month of ice action.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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North Allegheny’s Tulasi Syamala celebrates the Tigers’ first goal by Anna Bundy (left) next to Norwin goalkeeper Liz Waszkiewicz during a WPIAL Class 4A quarterfinal Oct. 29.
PIAA soccer championships preview: Saturday’s games
November 20, 2020
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Mars’ Erin Rodgers (17) celebrates her goal with Gwen Howell during the WPIAL Class 3A championship game against Plum on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, at North Allegheny.
Mars soccer teams look to cap undefeated seasons at PIAA championships
November 19, 2020
The Mars boys and girls soccer teams take their undefeated records into the final game of the season. Each will play for a state championship Friday at Hersheypark Stadium.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Greensburg Central Catholics’ Max House makes a diving save against Trinity Christian on Sept. 30.
WPIAL Clinched: Final boys soccer playoff spots decided
October 20, 2020
Section play in the regular season is in the books as the field for the 2020 WPIAL boys soccer playoffs is now set. The top four teams in each section qualify for the district playoffs. All teams tied for a playoff spot in which head-to-head does not break the tie also qualify for the postseason.

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Southmoreland’s Olivia Cernuto (10) battles Mt. Pleasant’s Emma Mckee for a header during their game on Oct. 13.
WPIAL Clinched: Girls soccer playoff field set
Section play in the 2020 regular season is complete and the field is set for the WPIAL girls soccer playoffs. The top four teams in each section qualify for the district playoffs. All teams tied for a playoff spot in which head-to-head does not break the tie also qualify for the postseason.

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

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

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Freeport’s Cassidy Dell plays against Hampton Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020 at Hampton High School.
WPIAL girls volleyball playoff clinchings through Oct. 18, 2020
October 18, 2020
The WPIAL girls volleyball regular season has one week left. The top four teams in each section qualify for the district playoffs. All teams tied for a playoff spot in which head-to-head does not break the tie all qualify for the postseason.

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Plum’s Jamie Seneca heads the ball against Oakland Catholic on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, at Plum.
WPIAL girls soccer playoff clinchings through Oct. 18, 2020
There is one day left in section play in WPIAL girls soccer with two more spots in 4A up for grabs. The top four teams in each section qualify for the district playoffs. All teams tied for a playoff spot in which head-to-head does not break the tie all qualify for the postseason.

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Deer Lakes goalkeeper Nick Braun fends off Shady Side Academy’s Suski Jackson during their game on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, at Deer Lakes.
WPIAL boys soccer playoff clinchings through Oct. 18, 2020
There are two days left in section play in WPIAL boys soccer with only one Class 3A spot still available. The top four teams in each section qualify for the district playoffs. All teams tied for a playoff spot in which head-to-head does not break the tie all qualify for the postseason.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Joey Daniels (3) looks to pass the ball against Central Catholic during their game at Graham Field in Wilkinsburg on Friday, Oct. 9, 2020.
TribHSSN broadcasts: Week of Oct. 19-24
The ‘Stretch Run’ of the 2020 high school football season concludes as we wrap up the regular season and look ahead to the postseason this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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

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

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

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

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

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Hampton’s Samantha Langer plays against Armstrong on Tuesday.
WPIAL Clinched: Girls soccer through Oct. 15, 2020
October 16, 2020
There are only a few days left in section play in WPIAL girls soccer. The top four teams in each section qualify for the district playoffs. All teams tied for a playoff spot in which head-to-head does not break the tie all qualify for the postseason.

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North Allegheny’s Khalil Dinkins scores during the third quarter against Central Catholic on Sept. 25.
Trib HSSN don’t-miss high school football matchups for Week 6
October 15, 2020
Class 6A

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Deer Lakes goalkeeper Nick Braun fends off Shady Side Academy’s Suski Jackson during their game on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, at Deer Lakes.
WPIAL Clinched: Boys soccer through Oct. 14, 2020
There is less than a week left in section play in WPIAL boys soccer. The top four teams in each section qualify for the district playoffs. All teams tied for a playoff spot in which head-to-head does not break the tie also qualify for the postseason.

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

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Sewickley Academy’s Kaitlyn Hayden battles Bishop Canevin’s Julianna Umalin for a header during their game on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, at Youthtowne in Clinton.
WPIAL Clinched: Girls soccer teams through Oct. 13, 2020
October 13, 2020
There is less than a week left in section play in WPIAL girls soccer. The top four teams in each section qualify for the district playoffs. All teams tied for a playoff spot in which head-to-head does not break the tie all qualify for the postseason.

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Clairton’s Isaiah Berry pulls in a first-quarter touchdown against Jeannette in Week 1.
Trib HSSN state football rankings for Oct. 13, 2020
Week 5 was a near-perfect week for the top 30 football teams in the state.

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Seneca Valley’s Connor Schmidt (left) battles North Allegheny’s Jonathan Swann for possession during their game on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, in McCandless. The Raiders won, 2-1.
WPIAL boys soccer playoff clinchings through Oct. 12, 2020
October 12, 2020
There is less than one week left in section play in WPIAL boys soccer. The top four teams in each section qualify for the district playoffs. All teams tied for a playoff spot in which head-to-head does not break the tie all qualify for the postseason.

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Trib HSSN Football Team of the Week for Week 5
The late Al Davis, owner of the Oakland Raiders during their powerhouse days in the 1970s was fond of saying, “Just win, baby.”

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

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Sewickley Academy’s Bobby Serafin moves the ball upfield next to Riverside’s Noah Zelch during their game on Sept. 16, 2020, at Nichols Field.
WPIAL boys soccer playoff clinchings through Oct. 11, 2020
There is one week left in section play in WPIAL boys soccer. The top four teams in each section qualify for the district playoffs. All teams tied for a playoff spot in which head-to-head does not break the tie all qualify for the postseason.

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Fox Chapel’s Sydney Schutzman works between Norwin’s Alyssa Aquilio (4) and Evelyn Moore during their game on Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, at Norwin.
WPIAL girls soccer playoff clinchings through Oct. 11, 2020
There is one week left in section play in WPIAL girls soccer. The top four teams in each section qualify for the district playoffs. All teams tied for a playoff spot in which head-to-head does not break the tie all qualify for the postseason.

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Apollo-Ridge players listen to the national anthem before playing Shady Side Academy on Oct. 9, 2020, at Apollo-Ridge.
This week’s Trib HSSN broadcasts
The first global pandemic stretch run is upon us as we have reached the final two weeks of the regular season in high school football.

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Freeport Area’s Josephine Russo plays against Knoch Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020 at Knoch High School.
WPIAL girls volleyball playoff clinchings through Oct. 11, 2020
The WPIAL girls volleyball regular season has two weeks left. The top four teams in each section qualify for the district playoffs. All teams tied for a playoff spot in which head-to-head does not break the tie all qualify for the postseason.

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Carlynton’s Desmond Corrado is making a successful return from hip surgery this season.
Carlynton cross country runner on comeback trail after hip surgery
Upon the conclusion of his sophomore school year at Carlynton in June 2019, Desmond Corrado was planning to spend the summer running and preparing to be one of the top distance runners in the district.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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September 10, 2020
Girls high school soccer teams that succeeded last fall begin this season trying to build on that momentum while those who stumbled look to a new year as a building block.

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Central Catholic’s Bralen Henderson works out on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, in Oakland.
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Shaler Area’s Josh Miller goes through drills during workouts Thursday, July 30, 2020 at Shaler Titans Football Field.
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September 7, 2020
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South Park running back Nate May carries the ball on Sept. 3, 2020, at Eagle Stadium.
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Central Catholic’s Eddie Tillman catches a pass during practice Wednesday, July 1, 2020, in Oakland.
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Mars running back Teddy Ruffner carries the ball during practice on Aug. 20, 2020, in Adams.
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In 2005, Mars finished with a 5-5 record after a Class AA first-round playoff loss to Burrell.

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Sto-Rox head coach LaRoi Johnson works with his team during practice on Tuesday Aug. 18, 2020, in McKees Rocks.
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Carlynton quarterback Khalil Kerr throws a pass during practice on Monday Aug. 17, 2020.
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The Carlynton football team won its season opener for a second straight year in 2019 and was actually sitting in first place at 2-0 after outscoring Bishop Canevin and Fort Cherry by a combined score of 77-20. Then a seven-game losing streak derailed its playoff hopes … again.

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Aliquippa quarterback Vaughn Morris works out during practice on Aug. 17, 2020, above The Pit.
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Beaver receiver James Finch catches a touchdown pass during practice on Aug. 19, 2020, in Beaver.
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Chartiers Valley’s Lamont Payne works out during practice on Aug. 17, 2020, in Collier.
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Montour quarterback Luke Persinger throws a pass during practice on Aug. 18, 2020.
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Seneca Valley’s Ethan West goes through drills during workouts Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at Seneca Valley High School.
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Since the expansion to six classifications throughout the state four years ago, even years have been very good for the Seneca Valley football program.

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

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

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In the first eight years of this past decade, the Freedom football team struggled mightily, going a combined 18-62.

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Central Valley quarterback Ameer Dudley works out next to head coach Mark Lyons during practice on Aug. 12, 2020, in Center.
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August 26, 2020
What a great first decade of existence for the Central Valley football team.

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August 25, 2020
For nine weeks in the 2019 football season, Burgettstown was the class of 2A.

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Union lineman Aaron Gunn works out with teammates during practice on Aug. 11, 2020, in Union.
Union building around dominant lineman Aaron Gunn
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Keystone Oaks quarterback Logan Shrubb goes through drills during workouts Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020 at Dormont Memorial Stadium.
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McGuffey’s McKinley Whipkey goes through drills during workouts Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020 at McGuffey High School.
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August 24, 2020
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McKeesport running back Asaad Robinson goes through drills during workouts Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020 at McKeesport High School.
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August 23, 2020
For 3½ decades, McKeesport called Class AAAA home in high school football.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The North Catholic boys basketball team celebrates with the championship trophy after defeating Lincoln Park in the WPIAL Class 3A final Feb. 27, 2020, at Petersen Events Center.
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July 10, 2020
North Catholic has a tradition that players ring the school’s Victory Bell when their teams win a district or state championship.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Clairton’s Tyler Boyd vs. Franklin Regional’s Spencer Lee
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June 22, 2020
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June 20, 2020
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June 19, 2020
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Trib HSSN June Madness semifinal results for Wednesday, June 17
June 18, 2020
The HSSN June Madness results are in from Wednesday, June 17 in the second semifinals match of the brackets to determine the WPIAL Athlete of the Century.

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June 17, 2020
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June 16, 2020
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Neil Walker had a .504 career batting average at Pine-Richland.
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June 15, 2020
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June 13, 2020
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Trib HSSN June Madness quarterfinal results for Thursday, June 11
June 12, 2020
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West Allegheny’s Mike Cummings dives onto his teammates as the Indians celebrate winning the WPIAL Class AAA championship game against Blackhawk on May 29, 2014.
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June 11, 2020
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Amani Johnson recalls busy East Allegheny athletics career
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Belle Vernon players, from left, Alyssa Larson, Erica Amoroso and Megan Christner run to greet Emily Frederick after she hit a two-run single in the bottom of the seventh inning to beat Yough in the 2015 WPIAL Class AAA championship game.
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June 10, 2020
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North Hills first base coach Jake Miller celebrates with Joseph Pusateri after Pusateri drove in the game-winning run in the bottom of the 11th inning to beat Mars in the 2018 WPIAL Class 5A baseball championship.
Decade’s best WPIAL finals: Baseball No. 2
June 9, 2020
While it almost became a theme to repeat in WPIAL softball this past decade, it was nearly an impossible dream for district baseball teams.

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Maddie Uschock pitches against Latrobe during 2018 WPIAL championship game.
Decade’s best WPIAL finals: Softball No. 2
June 8, 2020
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Montour grad Devin Wilson followed in big footsteps during Spartans’ ‘glory days’
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South Park’s Randy Dobnak (00) is mobbed by teammates after getting the final out during the ninth inning of the WPIAL Class AAA championship game against Hopewell Tuesday May 28, 2013 at Consol Energy Field.
Decade’s best WPIAL finals: Baseball No. 3
June 7, 2020
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June 6, 2020
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June 5, 2020
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Valley seniors Maureen Pallone, left, and Casey Bonk accept the 2010 WPIAL Class AA trophy after beating Burrell, 5-4, in 12 innings.
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June 4, 2020
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Rachel Rohanna of Waynesburg chips onto the 18th green during U.S. Women’s Open sectional qualifying May 18, 2015 at Butler Country Club.
Pro golfer Rachel Rohanna talks about playing on boys team at Waynesburg, how perfection and golf don’t mix
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Riverside’s Kolby Wolf scores the winning run past Neshannock catcher Brandon Scheidemantle in the bottom of the ninth inning in the WPIAL Class AA championship game May 31, 2016 at Consol Energy Park.
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June 3, 2020
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Pine-Richland’s Neil Walker vs. Chartiers Valley’s T.J. McConnell
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Vincentian’s Bridget Melvin slides safely across home plate for the winning run as Chartiers-Houston catcher Colby Miller watches during the 11th inning of the WPIAL Class A championship game at Lilly Field on June 3, 2010.
Decade’s best WPIAL finals: Softball No. 4
June 2, 2020
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Clairton’s Tyler Boyd vs. North Allegheny’s Ayden Owens
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Jeannette’s Michael Pompei, left, Brendt Billeck, Eric Hall, and Blaze Tran hoist the WPIAL Class A trophy after defeating Greensburg Central Catholic in the championship game at Consol Energy Park on May 31, 2017.
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June 1, 2020
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Deer Lakes head coach Craig Taliani celebrates at home plate with his team after they defeated Greensburg Central Catholic 3-2 in the WPIAL Class AA championship game at California University of Pennsylvania’s Lilly Field on May 31, 2012.
Decade’s best WPIAL finals: Softball No. 5
May 31, 2020
From classification expansion to field renovations forcing a change in the venue for the district championships, there was a lot going on with the WPIAL softball championships this past decade.

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

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

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

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

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Steel Valley pitcher Andre Good celebrates with catcher Brady Miller after the final out in a 5-4 win over Hopewell in the WPIAL Class 3A championship game May 28, 2019 at Wild Things Park.
Decade’s best WPIAL finals: Baseball No. 6
May 28, 2020
While it almost became a theme to repeat in WPIAL softball this past decade, it was nearly an impossible dream for district baseball teams.

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

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

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

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

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

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South Park’s Maura Huwalt vs. Mt. Lebanon’s Kaitlyn Orstein
Trib HSSN May Madness: Maura Huwalt, South Park vs. Kaitlyn Orstein, Mt. Lebanon
Over the course of the next month and a half, May Madness will determine who fans believe is the WPIAL Athlete of the Century.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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