Author: Greg Macafee


Burrell’s Seth Fischbach intercepts a pass intended for Vaun Ross in the first quarter at Valley High School Friday. Aug 23, 2019.
Burrell shuts out Valley to snap 6-game streak in ‘Battle of the Bypass’
August 23, 2019
Throughout the history of the “Battle of the Bypass,” Burrell and Valley have traded winning streaks.

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Kiski Area boys soccer coach Sean Arnold works with his players during practice.
Kiski Area boys hoping to build on chemistry established in 2018
Midway through last season, the Kiski Area boys soccer team hit its stride.

Read More...

Veteran coach Mike Spagnolo is in his first season at Kiski Area.
With experience and talent, Kiski Area girls soccer looks to improve
With a talented group of underclassmen, the Kiski Area girls soccer team made significant strides last season.

Read More...

Wide receiver/defensive back Vaun Ross will assume a leadership role for Valley.
Ross takes on leadership role for young Valley team
August 22, 2019
Leadership is a quality every coach looks for in his players. They look for players who can step up when the game is on the line or someone who leads with his voice and actions, a player who holds teammates to higher standards.

Read More...

Kiski Area junior wide receiver Jason Baker has not played football since seventh grade.
A-K Valley football Q&A with Kiski Area’s Jason Baker
August 21, 2019
In an effort to revamp his team, Kiski Area football coach Sam Albert dug into the depths of the high school to recruit student-athletes he believed could help improve their chances this season.

Read More...

Burrell’s Dom Holmes (right) will take on rival Valley in the Week Zero “Battle of the Bypass” on Friday.
Valley’s 6-game winning streak on line in ‘Battle of the Bypass’
There’s never a lack of excitement when Burrell and Valley get together for the “Battle of the Bypass.”

Read More...

Brownsville sophomore quarterback Hunter Assad competes during a seven-on-seven competiton July 18, 2019, at Connellsville High School.
Fichter more optimistic for 2nd season at Brownsville
August 19, 2019
Even before the 2018 season started, the Brownsville football team was facing an uphill battle.

Read More...

Deer Lakes’ Madeline Boulos aims a pass on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 during girls’ soccer at Burrell High School. Deer Lakes won 2-1.
Deer Lakes looking to build on historic 2018 season
The Deer Lakes girls soccer team won’t be short on fire power in 2019.

Read More...

Deer Lakes Ryan Butler, works with the varsity team during a recent practice Tuesday. Aug 13, 2019.
Deer Lakes enters season with ‘unfinished business’ mindset
Deer Lakes boys soccer made a historic run last season.

Read More...

West Allegheny’s Hendrick named to USA Baseball 18U national roster
West Allegheny’s Austin Hendrick has had an impressive summer.

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Valley’s Vaun Ross (left) tries to elude a Kiski Area defender during the Westmoreland County Coaches Association 7-on-7 tournament on Thursday, July 18, 2019, at Greater Latrobe High School.
Ross set to guide Valley’s young roster
Graduation can hit high school athletic programs. Valley knows that feeling.

Read More...

Burrell’s Seth Fishbaugh goes up for a pass during a 7-on-7 game Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at Freeport High School.
Burrell vows to ‘play fast,’ push the tempo
August 18, 2019
When the Burrell offense takes the field this season, don’t blink, because you might just miss the entire offensive series.

Read More...

Knoch’s Laura Greb competes during the WPIAL Class AA final Friday, Sept. 21, 2018 at Shady Side Academy.
Greb, Knoch tennis ready to take next step
When Knoch tennis coach Nance Conlon first saw Laura Greb during a summer clinic a few years ago, she quickly noticed the player’s potential.

Read More...

From left are A-K Valley quarterbacks Alex Arledge (Burrell), Cayden Quinn (Valley), Garrett Schaffhauser (Freeport), Legend Ausk (Springdale) and Ryan Aber (Riverview).
New A-K Valley quarterbacks face challenge of leading their offenses
August 17, 2019
Quarterback is one of the most complicated positions in football, and it takes a special type of player to bear all of the responsibilities that make an offense successful.

Read More...

Highlands quarterback Tyler Brezinski looks to pass during a 7-on-7 game Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at Freeport High School.
Highlands ready to compete in Northwest 8 Conference
Every week in WPIAL’s Class 4A Northwest Eight Conference is a grind, and Highlands coach Dom Girardi would have it no other way.

Read More...

Kiski Area’s Peyton McCann drives for extra yardage as Fox Chapel’s Timothy Johnston attempts to bring him down in the first half at Richard J. Dilts Field on Friday, Sept 14, 2018.
McCann embodies Kiski Area’s hard-nosed mentality
August 16, 2019
After winning three of its first four games last season, the Kiski Area football team was ready to make a strong move in the right direction.

Read More...

Kiski Area’s Dylan Hutcherson participates in the Westmoreland County Coaches Association 7-on-7 tournament on Thursday, July 18, 2019, at Latrobe High School.
Kiski Area continues to grow behind young, dedicated players
Kiski Area coach Sam Albert is no stranger to building a football program. He has done it with success at four schools in Western Pennsylvania.

Read More...

Highlands linebacker Brock White tackles a teammate during defensive drills.
Highlands’ Brock White feeling stronger after injury-shortened freshman season
August 15, 2019
Before last season began, Highlands coach Dom Girardi had high hopes for a freshman running back who displayed a lot of potential throughout summer and training camp.

Read More...

Fox Chapel’s Scott Bitar watches his drive on Hole 12 during the WPIAL Class AAA boys golf championship Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, at Oakmont Country Club.
Fox Chapel golf ready to take next step
August 14, 2019
Throughout his nine years of coaching at Fox Chapel, golf coach Bryan Deal has built a strong program that has produced two individual WPIAL champions. But a team title always has eluded Deal.

Read More...

Elizabeth Forward’s Nick Hunnell competes during practice on Aug. 7, 2019.
WPIAL Class 3A football breakdown: Aliquippa to be challenged in defense of PIAA title
When Mike Warfield took over the storied Aliquippa program last season, the bar was set high for the first-year coach.

Read More...

Aliquippa’s MJ Devonshire intercepts a pass during the fourth quarter of the PIAA Class 3A state championship game against Middletown Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, at Hersheypark Stadium.
Aliquippa’s Devonshire making a name for himself at Kentucky
August 13, 2019
It looks like it didn’t take long for Aliquippa’s MJ Devonshire, the 2018-19 Trib HSSN Boys Athlete of the Year to make a name for himself at Kentucky.

Read More...

Luke Lander and Kiski Area are coming off a playoff season.
Camp Preview: Alle-Kiski teams look to bounce back this season
August 12, 2019
Last season was a substandard year for high school football teams throughout the Alle-Kiski Valley.

Read More...

Burrell’s Logan Phillips runs after a catch during the Westmoreland County Coaches Association 7-on-7 tournament on Thursday, July 18, 2019, at Greater Latrobe High School.
Burrell’s Phillips provides leadership and versatility
August 11, 2019
Quarterback is the most important position on the field.

Read More...

Kiski Area’s Nick Delp works against Cam Connor during practice Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, in the wrestling room at the high school.
Kiski Area’s Blumer and Delp sit among top 100 recruits in 2020 class
August 8, 2019
The Kiski Area Cavaliers had one of the best wrestling teams in the state last season.

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Fox Chapel wide receiver Sam Brown (2) gets yardage during home game against Mars on Oct. 12, 2018.
Fox Chapel’s Brown picks up first Division I offer
August 7, 2019
For high school athletes, there might not be a better feeling than the moment they receive their first scholarship offer to play their sport at the collegiate level.

Read More...

NFHS makes changes to lacrosse restart protocol
August 6, 2019
The National Federation of State High School Associations made a few rule changes for the 2019-20 boys lacrosse season.

Read More...

Penn Hills head coach Jon LeDonne greets Terry Smith on the sideline after Smith’s 75-yard touchdown during their PIAA Class 5A state semifinal against Archbishop Woood Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, at Chambersburg Area High School.
WPIAL football coaches honored at Steelers Family Fest
August 5, 2019
On Sunday, just one day before the start of high school football season, the Pittsburgh Steelers held their annual Steelers Family Fest at Heinz Field.

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Jett Roesing compets for First Love Christian Academy during the 2018-19 season.
First Love shooting guard Roesing commits to Duquesne
July 31, 2019
First Love Christian Academy shooting guard Jett Roesing has made his college decision and announced his commitment to Duquesne on Wednesday night.

Read More...

West Allegheny’s boys soccer team celebrates after winning the PIAA Class AAA title, 4-0, over Strath Haven on Nov. 16, 2018, at Hersheypark Stadium.
Book about West Allegheny soccer, ‘Unbeatable’ gains popularity in first month of release
The 2018 West Allegheny boys soccer season was a storybook-type campaign. It was so good in fact that Brent Dragisich, the father of Nathan and Johnny Dragisic, two West A players, decided to author a book about their extraordinary season.

Read More...

The Shady Side Academy girls lacrosse team celebrates after winning the WPIAL Class AA title May 24, 2019, at Robert Morris.
Trib HSSN rewind: A look back at the 2019 girls lacrosse season
July 20, 2019
Winning a championship is a great feeling, but when a team captures a championship for the first time in school history, it’s an even greater accomplishment.

Read More...

Blackhawk’s Watson-Trent looks to bounce back after injury-shortened season
The Tribune-Review and the TribLive High School Sports Network are profiling each member of the 25-player Trib HSSN Preseason Football All-Star team. The players will be recognized July 23 during a HSSN Media Day live broadcast at Kennywood Park.

Read More...

The Mars boys lacrosse team celebrates after winning a fourth straight WPIAL Class AA title May 24, 2019, at Robert Morris.
Trib HSSN rewind: A look back at the 2019 boys lacrosse season
July 19, 2019
The 2019 boys lacrosse season was one of historical feats.

Read More...

The 16U Western PA Bruins will compete in the Finals Tournament of the Under Armour Association girls AAU circuit beginning Tuesday, July 23, in Atlanta, Ga.
Western PA Bruins earn No. 5 seed for 16U national tournament
July 18, 2019
In the first year of its girls basketball league-style AAU circuit, the Under Armour Association has been providing players from around the country a unique opportunity they didn’t quite have before.

Read More...

The Penn Hills football team takes the field at the start of the PIAA Class 5A state championship game against Manheim Central Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, at Hersheypark Stadium.
Pennsylvania ranked 7th-best state for high school football
July 17, 2019
High School Football America released its rankings for the top 10 states for high school football Wednesday, and Pennsylvania came in at No. 7.

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Plum’s Connor Moss practices Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, at Plum High School.
Plum’s Moss continues to build on sophomore season
July 13, 2019
Last season was an interesting breakout performance for Plum point guard Connor Moss.

Read More...

Daniel Yates takes over a Deer Lakes program that went 
21-2-1 last season and won its first section title in 15 years.
Deer Lakes pegs Daniel Yates as new boys soccer coach
July 12, 2019
It’s not every day you see a coach change jobs after taking his team to the brink of a state title.

Read More...

The 16U Beadling Soccer Club team won the Eastern Regional tournament for the third straight year and will head to Overland Park, Kansas for the National Championship tournament during the last week of July.
Beadling Soccer Club 16U boys heading back to national championships
July 11, 2019
For the third straight year, the 16U team for Beadling Soccer Club will be competing for the US Youth Soccer national championship between July 21-28, in Overland Park, Kansas.

Read More...

Bradley Walker leads the Leechburg boys soccer team during a recent workout. The program is in its first season.
Leechburg, Apollo-Ridge boys soccer ready to take on WPIAL competition together
July 10, 2019
For the first time in the history of their schools, Apollo-Ridge and Leechburg will have a boys soccer program as the two schools have formed in a co-op agreement.

Read More...

Union’s Gunn is big man with even bigger work ethic
July 9, 2019
The Tribune-Review and the TribLive High School Sports Network are profiling each member of the 25-player Trib HSSN Preseason Football All-Star team. The players will be recognized July 23 during HSSN Media Day at Kennywood Park.

Read More...

Aliquippa’s Fisher ready to improve on breakout junior year
July 7, 2019
The Tribune-Review and the TribLive High School Sports Network are profiling each member of the 25-player Trib HSSN Preseason WPIAL Football All-Star team. The players will be recognized July 23 during a HSSN Media Day live broadcast at Kennywood Park.

Read More...

Trib HSSN rewind: A look back at the 2018-19 girls gymnastics season
July 5, 2019
Just like most of the gymnasts performing their routines, the 2018-19 gymnastics season had a lot of twists and turns that ultimately made it an extraordinary campaign.

Read More...

Jett Roesing compets for First Love Christian Academy during the 2018-19 season.
First Love’s Jett Roesing starting to stack up Division I offers
July 2, 2019
In a matter of 24 hours, former Sewickley Academy guard Jett Roesing added four more Division I offers to an ever-growing list.

Read More...

Burrell’s Ian Oswalt wrestles Amonn Ohl of St. Joseph’s Academy in the 120-pound championship final in the PIAA class 2A southwest regional wrestling tournament on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 at the Kovalchik Complex at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Burrell’s Oswalt competes on national stage
July 1, 2019
Burrell’s Ian Oswalt was ranked among the best wrestlers in his weight class this past season.

Read More...

Mars lineman Michael Carmody is ranked No. 117 on ESPN’s list of the top 300 seniors in high school football.
Mars O-lineman Michael Carmody looking to fine tune blocking before college
June 30, 2019
The Tribune-Review and the TribLive High School Sports Network are profiling each member of the 25-player Trib HSSN Preseason Football All-Star team. The players will be recognized July 23 during HSSN Media Day at Kennywood Park.

Read More...

Freeport’s Sidney Shemanski named Valley News Dispatch Girls Athlete of the Year
Since she was a freshman, Freeport’s Sidney Shemanski has been a key contributor in three sports.

Read More...

Trib HSSN Rewind: A look back at the 2018 field hockey season
June 29, 2019
All teams seek the glory of capturing a WPIAL championship, whether it be in football, baseball, softball or field hockey. No matter what the sport, the feeling is always the same for any team that comes into contact with the WPIAL hardware.

Read More...

Trib HSSN rewind: A look back at the 2018 girls volleyball season
June 28, 2019
For the second straight year, the North Allegheny girls volleyball team went undefeated and captured both a WPIAL and PIAA championship.

Read More...

Damian Davies coached the Leechburg boys for 14 seasons in his first stint, including a WPIAL title in the 2006-07 season.
Leechburg brings back Damian Davies to head boys basketball program
After parting ways with boys basketball coach Corey Smith last week, the Leechburg School Board found its new coach, and the members didn’t have to look far.

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Burrell’s Seth Fischbach intercepts a pass intended for Vaun Ross in the first quarter at Valley High School Friday. Aug 23, 2019.
Burrell shuts out Valley to snap 6-game streak in ‘Battle of the Bypass’
August 23, 2019
Throughout the history of the “Battle of the Bypass,” Burrell and Valley have traded winning streaks.

Read More...

Kiski Area boys soccer coach Sean Arnold works with his players during practice.
Kiski Area boys hoping to build on chemistry established in 2018
Midway through last season, the Kiski Area boys soccer team hit its stride.

Read More...

Veteran coach Mike Spagnolo is in his first season at Kiski Area.
With experience and talent, Kiski Area girls soccer looks to improve
With a talented group of underclassmen, the Kiski Area girls soccer team made significant strides last season.

Read More...

Wide receiver/defensive back Vaun Ross will assume a leadership role for Valley.
Ross takes on leadership role for young Valley team
August 22, 2019
Leadership is a quality every coach looks for in his players. They look for players who can step up when the game is on the line or someone who leads with his voice and actions, a player who holds teammates to higher standards.

Read More...

Kiski Area junior wide receiver Jason Baker has not played football since seventh grade.
A-K Valley football Q&A with Kiski Area’s Jason Baker
August 21, 2019
In an effort to revamp his team, Kiski Area football coach Sam Albert dug into the depths of the high school to recruit student-athletes he believed could help improve their chances this season.

Read More...

Burrell’s Dom Holmes (right) will take on rival Valley in the Week Zero “Battle of the Bypass” on Friday.
Valley’s 6-game winning streak on line in ‘Battle of the Bypass’
There’s never a lack of excitement when Burrell and Valley get together for the “Battle of the Bypass.”

Read More...

Brownsville sophomore quarterback Hunter Assad competes during a seven-on-seven competiton July 18, 2019, at Connellsville High School.
Fichter more optimistic for 2nd season at Brownsville
August 19, 2019
Even before the 2018 season started, the Brownsville football team was facing an uphill battle.

Read More...

Deer Lakes’ Madeline Boulos aims a pass on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 during girls’ soccer at Burrell High School. Deer Lakes won 2-1.
Deer Lakes looking to build on historic 2018 season
The Deer Lakes girls soccer team won’t be short on fire power in 2019.

Read More...

Deer Lakes Ryan Butler, works with the varsity team during a recent practice Tuesday. Aug 13, 2019.
Deer Lakes enters season with ‘unfinished business’ mindset
Deer Lakes boys soccer made a historic run last season.

Read More...

West Allegheny’s Hendrick named to USA Baseball 18U national roster
West Allegheny’s Austin Hendrick has had an impressive summer.

Read More...

Valley’s Vaun Ross (left) tries to elude a Kiski Area defender during the Westmoreland County Coaches Association 7-on-7 tournament on Thursday, July 18, 2019, at Greater Latrobe High School.
Ross set to guide Valley’s young roster
Graduation can hit high school athletic programs. Valley knows that feeling.

Read More...

Burrell’s Seth Fishbaugh goes up for a pass during a 7-on-7 game Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at Freeport High School.
Burrell vows to ‘play fast,’ push the tempo
August 18, 2019
When the Burrell offense takes the field this season, don’t blink, because you might just miss the entire offensive series.

Read More...

Knoch’s Laura Greb competes during the WPIAL Class AA final Friday, Sept. 21, 2018 at Shady Side Academy.
Greb, Knoch tennis ready to take next step
When Knoch tennis coach Nance Conlon first saw Laura Greb during a summer clinic a few years ago, she quickly noticed the player’s potential.

Read More...

From left are A-K Valley quarterbacks Alex Arledge (Burrell), Cayden Quinn (Valley), Garrett Schaffhauser (Freeport), Legend Ausk (Springdale) and Ryan Aber (Riverview).
New A-K Valley quarterbacks face challenge of leading their offenses
August 17, 2019
Quarterback is one of the most complicated positions in football, and it takes a special type of player to bear all of the responsibilities that make an offense successful.

Read More...

Highlands quarterback Tyler Brezinski looks to pass during a 7-on-7 game Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at Freeport High School.
Highlands ready to compete in Northwest 8 Conference
Every week in WPIAL’s Class 4A Northwest Eight Conference is a grind, and Highlands coach Dom Girardi would have it no other way.

Read More...

Kiski Area’s Peyton McCann drives for extra yardage as Fox Chapel’s Timothy Johnston attempts to bring him down in the first half at Richard J. Dilts Field on Friday, Sept 14, 2018.
McCann embodies Kiski Area’s hard-nosed mentality
August 16, 2019
After winning three of its first four games last season, the Kiski Area football team was ready to make a strong move in the right direction.

Read More...

Kiski Area’s Dylan Hutcherson participates in the Westmoreland County Coaches Association 7-on-7 tournament on Thursday, July 18, 2019, at Latrobe High School.
Kiski Area continues to grow behind young, dedicated players
Kiski Area coach Sam Albert is no stranger to building a football program. He has done it with success at four schools in Western Pennsylvania.

Read More...

Highlands linebacker Brock White tackles a teammate during defensive drills.
Highlands’ Brock White feeling stronger after injury-shortened freshman season
August 15, 2019
Before last season began, Highlands coach Dom Girardi had high hopes for a freshman running back who displayed a lot of potential throughout summer and training camp.

Read More...

Fox Chapel’s Scott Bitar watches his drive on Hole 12 during the WPIAL Class AAA boys golf championship Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, at Oakmont Country Club.
Fox Chapel golf ready to take next step
August 14, 2019
Throughout his nine years of coaching at Fox Chapel, golf coach Bryan Deal has built a strong program that has produced two individual WPIAL champions. But a team title always has eluded Deal.

Read More...

Elizabeth Forward’s Nick Hunnell competes during practice on Aug. 7, 2019.
WPIAL Class 3A football breakdown: Aliquippa to be challenged in defense of PIAA title
When Mike Warfield took over the storied Aliquippa program last season, the bar was set high for the first-year coach.

Read More...

Aliquippa’s MJ Devonshire intercepts a pass during the fourth quarter of the PIAA Class 3A state championship game against Middletown Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, at Hersheypark Stadium.
Aliquippa’s Devonshire making a name for himself at Kentucky
August 13, 2019
It looks like it didn’t take long for Aliquippa’s MJ Devonshire, the 2018-19 Trib HSSN Boys Athlete of the Year to make a name for himself at Kentucky.

Read More...

Luke Lander and Kiski Area are coming off a playoff season.
Camp Preview: Alle-Kiski teams look to bounce back this season
August 12, 2019
Last season was a substandard year for high school football teams throughout the Alle-Kiski Valley.

Read More...

Burrell’s Logan Phillips runs after a catch during the Westmoreland County Coaches Association 7-on-7 tournament on Thursday, July 18, 2019, at Greater Latrobe High School.
Burrell’s Phillips provides leadership and versatility
August 11, 2019
Quarterback is the most important position on the field.

Read More...

Kiski Area’s Nick Delp works against Cam Connor during practice Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, in the wrestling room at the high school.
Kiski Area’s Blumer and Delp sit among top 100 recruits in 2020 class
August 8, 2019
The Kiski Area Cavaliers had one of the best wrestling teams in the state last season.

Read More...

Fox Chapel wide receiver Sam Brown (2) gets yardage during home game against Mars on Oct. 12, 2018.
Fox Chapel’s Brown picks up first Division I offer
August 7, 2019
For high school athletes, there might not be a better feeling than the moment they receive their first scholarship offer to play their sport at the collegiate level.

Read More...

NFHS makes changes to lacrosse restart protocol
August 6, 2019
The National Federation of State High School Associations made a few rule changes for the 2019-20 boys lacrosse season.

Read More...

Penn Hills head coach Jon LeDonne greets Terry Smith on the sideline after Smith’s 75-yard touchdown during their PIAA Class 5A state semifinal against Archbishop Woood Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, at Chambersburg Area High School.
WPIAL football coaches honored at Steelers Family Fest
August 5, 2019
On Sunday, just one day before the start of high school football season, the Pittsburgh Steelers held their annual Steelers Family Fest at Heinz Field.

Read More...

Jett Roesing compets for First Love Christian Academy during the 2018-19 season.
First Love shooting guard Roesing commits to Duquesne
July 31, 2019
First Love Christian Academy shooting guard Jett Roesing has made his college decision and announced his commitment to Duquesne on Wednesday night.

Read More...

West Allegheny’s boys soccer team celebrates after winning the PIAA Class AAA title, 4-0, over Strath Haven on Nov. 16, 2018, at Hersheypark Stadium.
Book about West Allegheny soccer, ‘Unbeatable’ gains popularity in first month of release
The 2018 West Allegheny boys soccer season was a storybook-type campaign. It was so good in fact that Brent Dragisich, the father of Nathan and Johnny Dragisic, two West A players, decided to author a book about their extraordinary season.

Read More...

The Shady Side Academy girls lacrosse team celebrates after winning the WPIAL Class AA title May 24, 2019, at Robert Morris.
Trib HSSN rewind: A look back at the 2019 girls lacrosse season
July 20, 2019
Winning a championship is a great feeling, but when a team captures a championship for the first time in school history, it’s an even greater accomplishment.

Read More...

Blackhawk’s Watson-Trent looks to bounce back after injury-shortened season
The Tribune-Review and the TribLive High School Sports Network are profiling each member of the 25-player Trib HSSN Preseason Football All-Star team. The players will be recognized July 23 during a HSSN Media Day live broadcast at Kennywood Park.

Read More...

The Mars boys lacrosse team celebrates after winning a fourth straight WPIAL Class AA title May 24, 2019, at Robert Morris.
Trib HSSN rewind: A look back at the 2019 boys lacrosse season
July 19, 2019
The 2019 boys lacrosse season was one of historical feats.

Read More...

The 16U Western PA Bruins will compete in the Finals Tournament of the Under Armour Association girls AAU circuit beginning Tuesday, July 23, in Atlanta, Ga.
Western PA Bruins earn No. 5 seed for 16U national tournament
July 18, 2019
In the first year of its girls basketball league-style AAU circuit, the Under Armour Association has been providing players from around the country a unique opportunity they didn’t quite have before.

Read More...

The Penn Hills football team takes the field at the start of the PIAA Class 5A state championship game against Manheim Central Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, at Hersheypark Stadium.
Pennsylvania ranked 7th-best state for high school football
July 17, 2019
High School Football America released its rankings for the top 10 states for high school football Wednesday, and Pennsylvania came in at No. 7.

Read More...

Plum’s Connor Moss practices Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, at Plum High School.
Plum’s Moss continues to build on sophomore season
July 13, 2019
Last season was an interesting breakout performance for Plum point guard Connor Moss.

Read More...

Daniel Yates takes over a Deer Lakes program that went 
21-2-1 last season and won its first section title in 15 years.
Deer Lakes pegs Daniel Yates as new boys soccer coach
July 12, 2019
It’s not every day you see a coach change jobs after taking his team to the brink of a state title.

Read More...

The 16U Beadling Soccer Club team won the Eastern Regional tournament for the third straight year and will head to Overland Park, Kansas for the National Championship tournament during the last week of July.
Beadling Soccer Club 16U boys heading back to national championships
July 11, 2019
For the third straight year, the 16U team for Beadling Soccer Club will be competing for the US Youth Soccer national championship between July 21-28, in Overland Park, Kansas.

Read More...

Bradley Walker leads the Leechburg boys soccer team during a recent workout. The program is in its first season.
Leechburg, Apollo-Ridge boys soccer ready to take on WPIAL competition together
July 10, 2019
For the first time in the history of their schools, Apollo-Ridge and Leechburg will have a boys soccer program as the two schools have formed in a co-op agreement.

Read More...

Union’s Gunn is big man with even bigger work ethic
July 9, 2019
The Tribune-Review and the TribLive High School Sports Network are profiling each member of the 25-player Trib HSSN Preseason Football All-Star team. The players will be recognized July 23 during HSSN Media Day at Kennywood Park.

Read More...

Aliquippa’s Fisher ready to improve on breakout junior year
July 7, 2019
The Tribune-Review and the TribLive High School Sports Network are profiling each member of the 25-player Trib HSSN Preseason WPIAL Football All-Star team. The players will be recognized July 23 during a HSSN Media Day live broadcast at Kennywood Park.

Read More...

Trib HSSN rewind: A look back at the 2018-19 girls gymnastics season
July 5, 2019
Just like most of the gymnasts performing their routines, the 2018-19 gymnastics season had a lot of twists and turns that ultimately made it an extraordinary campaign.

Read More...

Jett Roesing compets for First Love Christian Academy during the 2018-19 season.
First Love’s Jett Roesing starting to stack up Division I offers
July 2, 2019
In a matter of 24 hours, former Sewickley Academy guard Jett Roesing added four more Division I offers to an ever-growing list.

Read More...

Burrell’s Ian Oswalt wrestles Amonn Ohl of St. Joseph’s Academy in the 120-pound championship final in the PIAA class 2A southwest regional wrestling tournament on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 at the Kovalchik Complex at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Burrell’s Oswalt competes on national stage
July 1, 2019
Burrell’s Ian Oswalt was ranked among the best wrestlers in his weight class this past season.

Read More...

Mars lineman Michael Carmody is ranked No. 117 on ESPN’s list of the top 300 seniors in high school football.
Mars O-lineman Michael Carmody looking to fine tune blocking before college
June 30, 2019
The Tribune-Review and the TribLive High School Sports Network are profiling each member of the 25-player Trib HSSN Preseason Football All-Star team. The players will be recognized July 23 during HSSN Media Day at Kennywood Park.

Read More...

Freeport’s Sidney Shemanski named Valley News Dispatch Girls Athlete of the Year
Since she was a freshman, Freeport’s Sidney Shemanski has been a key contributor in three sports.

Read More...

Trib HSSN Rewind: A look back at the 2018 field hockey season
June 29, 2019
All teams seek the glory of capturing a WPIAL championship, whether it be in football, baseball, softball or field hockey. No matter what the sport, the feeling is always the same for any team that comes into contact with the WPIAL hardware.

Read More...

Trib HSSN rewind: A look back at the 2018 girls volleyball season
June 28, 2019
For the second straight year, the North Allegheny girls volleyball team went undefeated and captured both a WPIAL and PIAA championship.

Read More...

Damian Davies coached the Leechburg boys for 14 seasons in his first stint, including a WPIAL title in the 2006-07 season.
Leechburg brings back Damian Davies to head boys basketball program
After parting ways with boys basketball coach Corey Smith last week, the Leechburg School Board found its new coach, and the members didn’t have to look far.

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