Author: Jerin Steele


Middle hitter Ashley Grine (left) and libero Gracie Heinke are part of a senior-filled lineup for Leechburg.
Senior-led Leechburg girls volleyball turns focus to playoffs
October 20, 2019
The best word to describe Leechburg girls volleyball in matches against the two teams in front of them in the Section 4-A standings is “close.”

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Greensburg Central Catholic boys soccer shakes off slow start, advances in playoffs
October 19, 2019
For Greensburg Central Catholic boys soccer coach Tyler Solis, Saturday’s first-round playoff game had several elements that his team needed to get through.

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Neshannock’s Jeremy Nativio, a senior with Down syndrome, scores a touchdown against Western Beaver on Oct. 18, 2019, at Neshannock.
Neshannock’s Jeremy Nativio, who has Down syndrome, scores touchdown on senior night
October 18, 2019
Neshannock’s Jeremy Nativio had a senior night to remember on Friday.

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Neshannock shuts down Western Beaver, secures playoff berth
There were a lot of playoff scenarios in a crowded Midwestern Athletic Conference entering Friday night, but the easiest way for Neshannock to secure a postseason berth was to go out and get a win.

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Freedom’s Renae Mohrbacher (11) celebrates a goal with her sister, Jules, during their game against Quigley Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, at Freedom Area High School.
With Mohrbacher sisters filling the net, Freedom girls soccer doesn’t skip a beat
October 17, 2019
Freedom girls soccer has a bit of a different look from the 2018 WPIAL championship team after the graduation of some key seniors and standout Jayden Sharpless transferring to North Catholic, but the results have been the same.

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Knoch’s Quinn Hughes (left) and Kennedy Christy compete during a scrimmage game August 24, 2019 at Freeport.
Knoch girls volleyball team doesn’t let success become distraction
October 13, 2019
The last few seasons for the Knoch girls volleyball team has been a special ride, with two WPIAL titles and a PIAA title. So as the postseason approaches, it is natural for the seniors to dream of finishing their careers with winning a third district title.

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Hughes-Sciarro connection leads Riverside past rival Ellwood City
October 11, 2019
Riverside quarterback Ben Hughes and wide receiver Nathan Sciarro started working on their connection in May, going down to the football field after school and running routes with the goal of getting better timing.

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Plum’s Cole Kelly competes during a game in the 2019 boys soccer campaign.
Plum boys soccer team ready to make history
Plum boys soccer captains Cole Kelly, Luke Gildea and Tyler Kolankowski are well versed in the history of the program.

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Leechburg’s Maddie Ancosky is a member of the 2019 girls volleyball team.
A-K Valley high school athletes of the week: Maddie Ancosky, Scott Bitar
October 8, 2019
Maddie Ancosky

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Kiski Area celebrates after scoring against Franklin Regional Oct. 1, 2019 at Franklin Regional.
Kiski Area volleyball making steady climb in Section 1-AAA
October 6, 2019
The day before Thursday’s crucial Section 1-AAA match with Armstrong, Kiski Area libero Rebekah Fowler didn’t want to give too much away.

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Plum’s Logan Schlegel (14) competes against Shaler October 1, 2019 at Alpha Ice Center.
Plum’s captains bringing optimism back to ice
October 4, 2019
Prior to the season, Plum hockey coach Phil Mains told his leadership group of captain Dan Baranowski and alternate captains Logan Schlegel and Nic Pushic that the team would go as they go.

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Deer Lakes’ Will Meyer is competing for the Lancers during the 2019 season.
A-K Valley athletes of the week: Deer Lakes’ Will Meyer, Kiski Area’s Sidney Palla
October 1, 2019
Will Meyer

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Deer Lakes’ Bryson Hazlett sets up a kill during the Lancers’ match against Valley Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, at Deer Lakes High School.
Deer Lakes volleyball encouraged by performance in tough tests
September 29, 2019
Deer Lakes girls volleyball coach Terry Gaston always tells his team if it can get 20 points in a set against an opponent, it can win.

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QB Jay Pearson keeps his word, helps OLSH torch Laurel
September 27, 2019
Prior to Friday’s game with Laurel, Jay Pearson told OLSH coach Dan Bradley that he was going to score on the first play.

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Knoch’s Kenzie Kerkan returns for the 2019 season.
A-K Valley Athletes of the Week: Knoch’s Kenzie Kerkan, Freeport’s Isaac Wetzel
September 24, 2019
Kenzie Kerkan

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Freeport senior Lauren Lampus (14) is introduced before their game against East Allegheny September 12, 2019.
Freeport volleyball seniors determined to return to top
September 22, 2019
Freeport setter Madeline Clark can still recall the feeling of walking off the floor after last year’s WPIAL semifinal loss to Frazier that ended the Yellowjackets’ 3-year run of making the district title game.

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Plum’s Marissa Liberto (33) competes against West Mifflin September 18, 2019.
Plum girls soccer uses team-first approach to climb standings
September 20, 2019
From the first meeting with his players, first-year Plum girls soccer coach Jamie Stewart’s message has been “team first.”

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Burrell’s Allie Vescio had a hat trick against Deer Lakes on Sept. 9, 2019.
AK Valley H.S. Athletes of the Week: Burrell’s Allie Vescio and Leechburg’s Cole Villa
September 17, 2019
Allie Vescio

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Fox Chapel’s Lauren Himmel (25) returns serve against Pine-Richland Sept. 5, 2019 at Fox Chapel.
Fox Chapel girls volleyball hopes aggressive approach works
September 15, 2019
When describing how aggressive to be when spiking a volleyball, Fox Chapel coach Phil O’Keeffe likes to use a baseball analogy.

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Plum boys golfers focus on shaving strokes
September 13, 2019
It’s been a tough season in the win-loss department for the Plum boys golf team, going up against section rivals and perennial powers Fox Chapel, Central Catholic and Franklin Regional. In golf, though, success can be measured in different ways.

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Fox Chapel’s Lucy Ream returns for the 2019 season.
A-K Valley H.S. athletes of the week: Fox Chapel’s Lucy Ream and Plum’s Darius Flowers
September 10, 2019
Lucy Ream

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North Allegheny head coach Art Walker Jr. talks with Percise Colon during practice Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, in McCandless.
Percise Colon scores clutch touchdown to carry NA past Central Catholic
September 6, 2019
North Allegheny coach Art Walker earned his 200th win Friday night, but he won’t remember the game, because of the milestone number.

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Junior duo goes low for Franklin Regional golf team
Franklin Regional’s Chuck Tragesser and Michael Wareham spend a lot of their free time playing golf together at Willowbrook Country Club in Apollo. On match days, they are paired.

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Franklin Regional’s Ashley Feorene (2) and Aly Kindelberger (9) compete against Hampton during a scrimmage game August 27, 2019 at Franklin Regional.
Franklin Regional girls volleyball looks to build off historic 2018 season
August 30, 2019
The Franklin Regional girls volleyball team was one of the feel-good stories of the WPIAL last season.

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Knoch’s Andrew Fanton celebrates after scoring during a scrimmage against Plum on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019.
Competition to bring out best in Knoch boys soccer
August 24, 2019
When Knoch boys soccer coach Malcolm Cook looked back at last season, the overarching theme was that there were too many holes in the lineup to find the right combination to be competitive.

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Small roster not dimming enthusiasm for Knoch girls soccer
Knoch girls soccer already was low on players, but three season-ending injuries before the first practice made the roster even thinner.

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Plum gains momentum with Week Zero win over Highlands
August 23, 2019
Plum went into its Week Zero matchup at Highlands hoping to take some positive momentum into Class 5A Foothills Conference play and the Mustangs got it in all three phases of the game.

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Freeport boys soccer confident it can compete in tough section
August 21, 2019
There have been plenty of good on-field moments the last few years for Freeport boys soccer, but one thing that always has stuck out for coach Dave Teorsky didn’t happen in a game.

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Freeport’s Sidney Shemanski scores next to Highlands’ Madison Faas during their game Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, in Brackenridge.
Sidney Shemanski hopes to guide young Freeport girls soccer to section title
Sidney Shemanski will begin the first leg of the three-part finale to her Freeport athletic career this fall with the girls soccer team.

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South Park’s Eagle Stadium was renovated in 2017.
South Park ready to rebound with experienced group
August 18, 2019
South Park football coach Marty Rieck isn’t one to make excuses for shortcomings, but the fact of the matter is that his team was young last season.

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Deer Lakes’ Aris Hasley works out on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, at the high school.
Deer Lakes adopts ‘why not us?’ mantra in quest for playoff berth
Tim Burk is a Deer Lakes guy through and through, so he took great pride in watching the Lancers’ boys soccer team make a run to the state championship game and the boys basketball team win the first PIAA playoff game in school history and advance to the quarterfinals.

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North Catholic quarterback Zack Rocco reacts after a touchdown pass during a game against Freeport on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018 at Mars High School stadium.
After near misses, North Catholic focused reaching championship game
When you come as close to playing for a championship as North Catholic football has only to see it slip away, it’s hard not to look back at the small moments that swayed the game.

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Armstrong’s Isaac Ridinger finds a hole to run through against Kiski Area in the first half at Armstrong’s ESS Nextiers Athletic Complex on Friday, Oct 26, 2018.
Armstrong looks to gain experience early on with young roster
August 16, 2019
It took only two weeks for Frank Fabian to realize he made a mistake after resigning as Armstrong’s coach.

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Deer Lakes’ Jack Hollibaugh (left) works out with teammates on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, at the high school.
Always one to lighten mood, Deer Lakes’ Hollibaugh got lighter to improve his play
August 12, 2019
Deer Lakes football coach Tim Burk is never exactly sure what his tight end Jack Hollibaugh is going to say when he enters the locker room, but he knows it likely will be something funny.

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Plum’s Cole Kelly competes during a game in the 2019 boys soccer campaign.
Plum’s Kelly balances sports, music as key cog on soccer team
August 9, 2019
Cole Kelly does his best to split his time for his two passions — soccer and music — because he loves them equally.

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Youth soccer players took part in a camp at Apollo-Ridge July 8-12, 2019.
Youth camp helps fund Apollo-Ridge girls soccer team
July 17, 2019
Last week, the Apollo-Ridge girls soccer team held its fifth annual youth skills camp, which has become a benefit not only for the future of the program, but the present, as well.

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Plum’s Hunter Linhart takes part in the discus throw Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at Gateway.
Plum’s Linhart displays virtues of multisport athletes
June 8, 2019
The three-sport athlete has become a rare breed with many specializing in one sport to try to make it to college, but Hunter Linhart saw the benefits of diversifying.

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Serra Catholic starter Alex Glumac delivers to the plate in the second inning against Neshannock on June 6, 2019, at Shaler.
Brennan powers Serra Catholic past Neshannock in PIAA quarterfinals
June 6, 2019
With teams intentionally walking standout catcher Mark Black regularly in the playoffs, Serra Catholic baseball coach Brian Dzurenda decided to move him from third in the order to the leadoff spot, which put Pat Brennan in Black’s old spot.

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Franklin Regional’s Zach Seaman (17) high-fives Mathew Fitzmaurice after they scored against Cathedral Prep during their PIAA Class 5A first round state playoff game Monday, June 3, 2019, at Neshannock High School. Franklin Regional won, 13-4.
Franklin Regional ‘revved up’ for PIAA quarterfinal matchup
June 5, 2019
Michael Klingensmith led off first base after drawing a walk in the top of the first inning in Monday’s PIAA first- round game when Cathedral Prep pitcher Colin Kelly made a pick-off throw to first.

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Franklin Regional’s Mike Klingensmith is greeted by teammates at the dugout after scoring against Cathedral Prep during their PIAA Class 5A first round state playoff game Monday, June 3, 2019, at Neshannock High School. Franklin Regional won, 13-4.
Franklin Regional baseball advances with win over Cathedral Prep
June 3, 2019
It often has been said good things come to those who wait, and Franklin Regional baseball proved that in a couple of ways Monday.

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Leechburg pitcher Emma Ritchie (right) high-fives Aubry Skeel during their WPIAL Class A playoff game against Jeannette Monday, May 20, 2019, at Fox Chapel High School.
With school out, Leechburg turns complete focus on PIAA softball playoffs
June 1, 2019
Kristen Knapp, Aubry Skeel and Kiera Jones left Leechburg on Thursday night as graduates.

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Seton LaSalle’s Dan Boehme celebrates his RBI triple with head coach Mike Wagner during the WPIAL Class 2A championship game against Serra Catholic Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at Wild Things Park.
Boehme hits for cycle as Seton LaSalle takes down Serra Catholic in WPIAL Class 2A final
May 29, 2019
Seton LaSalle first baseman Dan Boehme knew he had a good day, but he was unaware it was a historic one until he got back into the dugout after crushing a two-run homer over the left field fence.

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Franklin Regional’s Andrew Muraco (center) celebrates his two-run home run with teammates during the third inning of their WPIAL Class 5A quarterfinal against South Fayette Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at West Mifflin High School.
Westmoreland baseball/softball preview capsules: Games of Tuesday, May 28
May 27, 2019
Tuesday’s games

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Leechburg Area starting pitcher Emma Ritchie throws against Union Area Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at Hampton Coummnity Park.
Leechburg softball focused on consolation prize
May 26, 2019
Leechburg softball coach Debbi Young has found it can be tough at times to get a team energized for a consolation game after a difficult loss in the semifinals, but she doesn’t foresee that being a problem with her current group.

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WPIAL Class AAA girls lacrosse final suspended by inclement weather
May 23, 2019
With the score tied 11-11 in the final minute of the WPIAL Class AAA girls lacrosse final between Upper St. Clair and Shady Side Academy, Mother Nature decided to put a halt on the night and add some suspense.

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The Oakland Catholic girls lacrosse team celebrates after winning the WPIAL Class AA title May 23, 2019, at Robert Morris.
Oakland Catholic captures WPIAL Class AA girls lacrosse title
Natalie Cyterski was bloodied, battered and exhausted, but she wasn’t going to be denied.

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Pine-Richland’s Matt Wood bats against Norwin in the WPIAL Class 6A quarterfinals May 21, 2019, at Boyce-Mayview Park.
Maley’s walk-off single lifts No. 2 Pine-Richland past Norwin in WPIAL quarterfinals
May 21, 2019
Jake Maley hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the sixth inning to propel No. 2 Pine-Richland to a 2-1 victory over No. 7 Norwin in a WPIAL Class 6A quarterfinal baseball game Tuesday night at Upper St. Clair’s Boyce-Mayview Park.

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Greensburg Salem pitcher Matt Wicker delivers against Yough on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at Greensburg Salem High School.
Westmoreland H.S. baseball capsules for games of Monday, May 20, 2019
May 19, 2019
WPIAL baseball playoffs

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Sophia Beining works out with the Kiski Valley rugby team Friday, April 26, 2019, in Vandergrift.
Kiski Valley rugby teams advance to state championship games
May 18, 2019
Kiski Valley boys rugby advanced to the Rugby PA Club Division II championship game for the second consecutive season with a 32-5 win over North Penn on Saturday at Penn State Berks.

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Mars baseball shuts out Fox Chapel in 1st round
May 16, 2019
Fox Chapel coach Jim Hastings summed up how things went for his team Thursday with five words.

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Autumn Trempus works with coach Keith Erwin during the Kiski Valley rugby team’s practice Friday, April 26, 2019, in Vandergrift.
Kiski Valley rugby teams vying for state championships
May 13, 2019
In the last five years, Kiski Valley rugby has built its program to be on par with some of best in the state and last week reflected that when the girls and boys teams were awarded top seeds in their respective brackets.

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Alyssa Schofield is one of Plum’s top offensive players.
Plum softball not caught up in numbers game
May 10, 2019
Nearly half of the players in Plum softball’s lineup have batting averages at .400 or above, but none of them know it.

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Senior Sophia Beining is part of an experienced core for the the Kiski Valley rugby team.
Kiski Valley girls rugby team hoping for breakthrough
April 27, 2019
After three years of seeing the Kiski Valley girls rugby team finish as the state runner-up, Rilee Roach is ready to break through.

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Franklin Regional pitcher Mike Klingensmith talks with catcher Bryce Harper on the mound during their game on April 5, 2019, at Fox Chapel.
All systems rolling for Franklin Regional baseball
April 26, 2019
Franklin Regional baseball coach Bobby Sadler laughed and then paused for a few seconds when deciding if pitching or hitting was going better for his team.

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Greensburg Central Catholic pitcher Thomas Salley throws against Ligonier Valley on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at Ligonier Valley High School.
Tough nonsection slate paying off for Greensburg Central Catholic baseball
April 23, 2019
Going into the season with seven new starters, Greensburg Central Catholic baseball coach Dennis Reist beefed up the schedule with an early run of difficult nonsection opponents and hoped Mother Nature would cooperate.

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Shorthanded Penn-Trafford track teams eye individual success
April 5, 2019
For the second year in a row the Penn-Trafford boys and girls track teams have small rosters, but that doesn’t mean there is a shortage of talent.

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Penn-Trafford’s Ethan Good (35) goes to block during a North Allegheny tournament March 23, 2019 at North Allegheny.
Penn-Trafford boys volleyball aims for another section title
March 29, 2019
The Penn-Trafford boys volleyball team jumped right into the thick of an intense battle in its season opener Tuesday night, and that was exactly what Warriors coach Jim Schall wanted to see to get a better handle on his team.

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Kiski Valley’s Cam Taylor (left) works out with Andrew Bigler Wednesday, Mar. 27, 2019, at Davis Field in Vandergrift.
Kiski Valley rugby gets boost from Buckheads transfers
March 28, 2019
Kiski Valley boys rugby coach Seth Erwin was already excited about the group he had returning from a team that was the state runner-up last year, and then he received some news in the offseason that made his roster even stronger.

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Deer Lakes’ Devin Reiher during practice Monday, March 25, 2019 at Deer Lakes High School.
New-look Deer Lakes boys volleyball team looks to maintain high standard of success
March 25, 2019
Deer Lakes boys volleyball coach Brady Schuller said he had a couple of curveballs thrown his way last year with some injuries to key players in a season that ended one win short of a second consecutive PIAA playoff berth.

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The North Allegheny hockey team shakes hands with La Salle College players after falling in the Class AAA Pennsylvania Cup championship game March 23, 2019, at RMU Island Sports Center.
La Salle takes down North Allegheny in Class AAA Pennsylvania Cup championship
March 23, 2019
North Allegheny rolled into the second intermission break on the back of two late goals that got the Tigers tied with La Salle and looked to continue the momentum when they received a power play early in the third.

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Freeport’s Jalen Brown (right) competes during practice for the annual Cager Classic March 23, 2019 at Highlands High School.
Freeport’s Brown follows in mother’s footsteps with selection to Cager Classic
March 22, 2019
Jalen Brown paused a moment before describing the impact his mother, Eve VanDyke, has had on his life and his basketball career.

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Freshmen, sophomores to make quick impact for Springdale softball team
March 19, 2019
Springdale softball coach Anthony Pototo pointed to a few factors that went against his team last season: poor weather, a lack of pitching depth and a young team.

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Springdale’s Isaac Kern connects on a pitch during a scrimmage against Quigley Catholic Monday, Mar. 18, 2019, at Springdale High School.
Springdale baseball to lean on young lineup during rebuilding season
After each practice, Springdale baseball coach Brett Burger tells his team to “be better tomorrow than they were today.”

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Ringgold’s Hunter Suarez celebrates with Justin Day after Day’s gamer winner to beat Burrell in the PIHL Division 2 Final Monday, March 18, 2019 at UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex.
Cook, Ringgold edge No. 1 Burrell to claim PIHL Division II championship
March 18, 2019
With the score tied in the third period, Burrell had the ice tilted in its favor and fired a bunch of shots on goal, but Ringgold goalie Evan Cook answered each time.

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Penn-Trafford pitcher Tyler Horvat prepares for the 2019 season March 18, 2019 at Penn-Trafford.
Penn-Trafford baseball sets sights on winning section championship
There isn’t any question that Penn-Trafford baseball lost some talented players to graduation with all five departed seniors going on to play in college.

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North Allegheny goaltender Richard Karapandi makes a save in front of Bethel Park’s Luke McLinden during their Penguins Cup Class AAA semifinal Thursday, Mar. 14, 2019, at RMU Island Sports Center.
PIHL Penguins Cup Class AAA finals preview: Peters Township vs. North Allegheny
PIHL Penguins Cup Class AAA Championship

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Freeport’s Nico DiSanti collides with Montour’s Ethan Diffendal during their game Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, at Belmont Ice Complex.
PIHL Penguins Cup Class A finals preview: Montour vs. South Fayette
PIHL Penguins Cup Class A championship

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Penn-Trafford’s senior Madison Forsythe runs base drills during team softball practice at Penn-Trafford High School on Friday, March 15, 2019.
Penn-Trafford softball prepares for tough section slate in Class 5A
When new alignments came out, Penn-Trafford softball coach Denny Little looked at who was going to be in the Warriors’ section and came to a quick conclusion.

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Pine-Richland’s Brandon Kushar uts a shot on Greater Latrobe goaltender Gage Handwork during the second period of their Penguins Cup Class AA semifinal Wednesday, Mar. 13, 2019, at RMU Island Sports Center.
PIHL playoff capsule: Pine-Richland vs. Upper St. Clair
March 17, 2019
PIHL Penguins Cup Class AA Championship

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Tshiebwe, Kennedy Catholic use 2nd-half surge to oust Pine-Richland in PIAA 2nd round
March 13, 2019
For a half, Pine-Richland controlled the pace with a slow down offense and shot well enough from beyond the arc to go into halftime down only five to Class 6A’s No. 1 team, Kennedy Catholic.

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Latrobe’s Alex Walker fires a shot between Hampton defenders during their PIHL first round playoff game Monday, Mar. 4, 2019, at Kirk S. Nevin Arena.
PIHL Class AA Penguins Cup semifinals preview capsules
March 12, 2019
Class AA semifinals

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Gateway’s Evan Whiteside, junior, weight class 113. Lillian DeDomenic | For The Tribune Review
Gateway’s Whiteside, Hanisak gain experience at WPIAL championships
March 8, 2019
Gateway coach Ryan Sula saw improvement from Evan Whiteside in every area of his wrestling, but the one thing that stood out the most was the growing confidence in his 113-pound junior.

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Plum’s Vinny Citrano competes against Central Catholic Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018 at Plum.
Plum’s Citrano, Stecik cap season at WPIAL wrestling championships
As a freshman this year, Plum’s Vinny Citrano believed in himself every time he stepped on a mat, and it showed in his results. But before his first match at the WPIAL individual championships Feb. 28, the magnitude of the event set in.

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Burrell’s Tyler Stewart celebrates his second goal of the game during a PIHL first round playoff against Trinity Monday, Mar. 4, 2019, at Pittsburgh Ice Arena.
Stewart’s 7 points lead Burrell to PIHL Division II 1st-round victory over Trinity
March 4, 2019
After Tyler Stewart skated around three Trinity players before depositing the puck into the back of the net for his fifth goal of the game midway through the third period, Burrell hockey coach Max Rickard said he looked at one of his assistant coaches and just shook his head.

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Chartiers Valley’s Megan McConnell celebrates with her dad, coach Tim McConnell, after defeating Thomas Jefferson in the WPIAL Class 5A championship game Saturday, Mar. 2, 2019, at Petersen Events Center.
Chartiers Valley’s McConnells combine for another WPIAL title — this time girls
March 2, 2019
Tim McConnell thought back to eight years ago when he said someone made a comment to him that one day he’d coach his daughter, Megan.

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Spirnak lifts No. 5 Elizabeth Forward past upset-minded Quaker Valley in quarterfinals
February 21, 2019
With Quaker Valley pushing Elizabeth Forward to the edge late in the fourth quarter, Bri Spirnak did what she had been doing all game: She stayed tough and found a way to score.

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Knoch displays versatility, rolls past South Park in 1st round
February 20, 2019
Knoch has displayed an ability and willingness to get out and run the floor a little more than it has in the past, and that continued in a big way in the playoffs Wednesday night.

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Penn-Trafford’s Kevin Stinelli (1) goes up for a shot against Fox Chapel’s Arnold Vento (33) Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019 at Fox Chapel.
Westmoreland basketball playoff preview capsules for Tuesday’s games
February 15, 2019
Tuesday’s games

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Thomas Jefferson gymnast Natalie Galioto won her first advanced division all-around WPIAL individual gymnastics championship Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, at Moon.
TJ’s Galioto, Moon’s Hoff headline WPIAL gymnast champs
Thomas Jefferson gymnast Natalie Galioto and her coaches did some quick calculations after she got finished with her final event, and the math showed she had put together her highest score all season.

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Riverview’s Annie Betler (right) pressures South Side’s Emily Bailey during their WPIAL Class 2A playoff game.
South Side girls use 3rd-quarter surge to take down Riverview in 1st round
February 14, 2019
Riverview did pretty much everything a lower-seeded team would want to do in the first half.

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Middle hitter Ashley Grine (left) and libero Gracie Heinke are part of a senior-filled lineup for Leechburg.
Senior-led Leechburg girls volleyball turns focus to playoffs
October 20, 2019
The best word to describe Leechburg girls volleyball in matches against the two teams in front of them in the Section 4-A standings is “close.”

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Greensburg Central Catholic boys soccer shakes off slow start, advances in playoffs
October 19, 2019
For Greensburg Central Catholic boys soccer coach Tyler Solis, Saturday’s first-round playoff game had several elements that his team needed to get through.

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Neshannock’s Jeremy Nativio, a senior with Down syndrome, scores a touchdown against Western Beaver on Oct. 18, 2019, at Neshannock.
Neshannock’s Jeremy Nativio, who has Down syndrome, scores touchdown on senior night
October 18, 2019
Neshannock’s Jeremy Nativio had a senior night to remember on Friday.

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Neshannock shuts down Western Beaver, secures playoff berth
There were a lot of playoff scenarios in a crowded Midwestern Athletic Conference entering Friday night, but the easiest way for Neshannock to secure a postseason berth was to go out and get a win.

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Freedom’s Renae Mohrbacher (11) celebrates a goal with her sister, Jules, during their game against Quigley Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, at Freedom Area High School.
With Mohrbacher sisters filling the net, Freedom girls soccer doesn’t skip a beat
October 17, 2019
Freedom girls soccer has a bit of a different look from the 2018 WPIAL championship team after the graduation of some key seniors and standout Jayden Sharpless transferring to North Catholic, but the results have been the same.

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Knoch’s Quinn Hughes (left) and Kennedy Christy compete during a scrimmage game August 24, 2019 at Freeport.
Knoch girls volleyball team doesn’t let success become distraction
October 13, 2019
The last few seasons for the Knoch girls volleyball team has been a special ride, with two WPIAL titles and a PIAA title. So as the postseason approaches, it is natural for the seniors to dream of finishing their careers with winning a third district title.

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Hughes-Sciarro connection leads Riverside past rival Ellwood City
October 11, 2019
Riverside quarterback Ben Hughes and wide receiver Nathan Sciarro started working on their connection in May, going down to the football field after school and running routes with the goal of getting better timing.

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Plum’s Cole Kelly competes during a game in the 2019 boys soccer campaign.
Plum boys soccer team ready to make history
Plum boys soccer captains Cole Kelly, Luke Gildea and Tyler Kolankowski are well versed in the history of the program.

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Leechburg’s Maddie Ancosky is a member of the 2019 girls volleyball team.
A-K Valley high school athletes of the week: Maddie Ancosky, Scott Bitar
October 8, 2019
Maddie Ancosky

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Kiski Area celebrates after scoring against Franklin Regional Oct. 1, 2019 at Franklin Regional.
Kiski Area volleyball making steady climb in Section 1-AAA
October 6, 2019
The day before Thursday’s crucial Section 1-AAA match with Armstrong, Kiski Area libero Rebekah Fowler didn’t want to give too much away.

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Plum’s Logan Schlegel (14) competes against Shaler October 1, 2019 at Alpha Ice Center.
Plum’s captains bringing optimism back to ice
October 4, 2019
Prior to the season, Plum hockey coach Phil Mains told his leadership group of captain Dan Baranowski and alternate captains Logan Schlegel and Nic Pushic that the team would go as they go.

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Deer Lakes’ Will Meyer is competing for the Lancers during the 2019 season.
A-K Valley athletes of the week: Deer Lakes’ Will Meyer, Kiski Area’s Sidney Palla
October 1, 2019
Will Meyer

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Deer Lakes’ Bryson Hazlett sets up a kill during the Lancers’ match against Valley Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, at Deer Lakes High School.
Deer Lakes volleyball encouraged by performance in tough tests
September 29, 2019
Deer Lakes girls volleyball coach Terry Gaston always tells his team if it can get 20 points in a set against an opponent, it can win.

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QB Jay Pearson keeps his word, helps OLSH torch Laurel
September 27, 2019
Prior to Friday’s game with Laurel, Jay Pearson told OLSH coach Dan Bradley that he was going to score on the first play.

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Knoch’s Kenzie Kerkan returns for the 2019 season.
A-K Valley Athletes of the Week: Knoch’s Kenzie Kerkan, Freeport’s Isaac Wetzel
September 24, 2019
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Freeport senior Lauren Lampus (14) is introduced before their game against East Allegheny September 12, 2019.
Freeport volleyball seniors determined to return to top
September 22, 2019
Freeport setter Madeline Clark can still recall the feeling of walking off the floor after last year’s WPIAL semifinal loss to Frazier that ended the Yellowjackets’ 3-year run of making the district title game.

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Plum’s Marissa Liberto (33) competes against West Mifflin September 18, 2019.
Plum girls soccer uses team-first approach to climb standings
September 20, 2019
From the first meeting with his players, first-year Plum girls soccer coach Jamie Stewart’s message has been “team first.”

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Burrell’s Allie Vescio had a hat trick against Deer Lakes on Sept. 9, 2019.
AK Valley H.S. Athletes of the Week: Burrell’s Allie Vescio and Leechburg’s Cole Villa
September 17, 2019
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Fox Chapel’s Lauren Himmel (25) returns serve against Pine-Richland Sept. 5, 2019 at Fox Chapel.
Fox Chapel girls volleyball hopes aggressive approach works
September 15, 2019
When describing how aggressive to be when spiking a volleyball, Fox Chapel coach Phil O’Keeffe likes to use a baseball analogy.

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Plum boys golfers focus on shaving strokes
September 13, 2019
It’s been a tough season in the win-loss department for the Plum boys golf team, going up against section rivals and perennial powers Fox Chapel, Central Catholic and Franklin Regional. In golf, though, success can be measured in different ways.

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Fox Chapel’s Lucy Ream returns for the 2019 season.
A-K Valley H.S. athletes of the week: Fox Chapel’s Lucy Ream and Plum’s Darius Flowers
September 10, 2019
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North Allegheny head coach Art Walker Jr. talks with Percise Colon during practice Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, in McCandless.
Percise Colon scores clutch touchdown to carry NA past Central Catholic
September 6, 2019
North Allegheny coach Art Walker earned his 200th win Friday night, but he won’t remember the game, because of the milestone number.

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Junior duo goes low for Franklin Regional golf team
Franklin Regional’s Chuck Tragesser and Michael Wareham spend a lot of their free time playing golf together at Willowbrook Country Club in Apollo. On match days, they are paired.

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Franklin Regional’s Ashley Feorene (2) and Aly Kindelberger (9) compete against Hampton during a scrimmage game August 27, 2019 at Franklin Regional.
Franklin Regional girls volleyball looks to build off historic 2018 season
August 30, 2019
The Franklin Regional girls volleyball team was one of the feel-good stories of the WPIAL last season.

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Knoch’s Andrew Fanton celebrates after scoring during a scrimmage against Plum on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019.
Competition to bring out best in Knoch boys soccer
August 24, 2019
When Knoch boys soccer coach Malcolm Cook looked back at last season, the overarching theme was that there were too many holes in the lineup to find the right combination to be competitive.

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Small roster not dimming enthusiasm for Knoch girls soccer
Knoch girls soccer already was low on players, but three season-ending injuries before the first practice made the roster even thinner.

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Plum gains momentum with Week Zero win over Highlands
August 23, 2019
Plum went into its Week Zero matchup at Highlands hoping to take some positive momentum into Class 5A Foothills Conference play and the Mustangs got it in all three phases of the game.

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Freeport boys soccer confident it can compete in tough section
August 21, 2019
There have been plenty of good on-field moments the last few years for Freeport boys soccer, but one thing that always has stuck out for coach Dave Teorsky didn’t happen in a game.

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Freeport’s Sidney Shemanski scores next to Highlands’ Madison Faas during their game Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, in Brackenridge.
Sidney Shemanski hopes to guide young Freeport girls soccer to section title
Sidney Shemanski will begin the first leg of the three-part finale to her Freeport athletic career this fall with the girls soccer team.

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South Park’s Eagle Stadium was renovated in 2017.
South Park ready to rebound with experienced group
August 18, 2019
South Park football coach Marty Rieck isn’t one to make excuses for shortcomings, but the fact of the matter is that his team was young last season.

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Deer Lakes’ Aris Hasley works out on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, at the high school.
Deer Lakes adopts ‘why not us?’ mantra in quest for playoff berth
Tim Burk is a Deer Lakes guy through and through, so he took great pride in watching the Lancers’ boys soccer team make a run to the state championship game and the boys basketball team win the first PIAA playoff game in school history and advance to the quarterfinals.

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North Catholic quarterback Zack Rocco reacts after a touchdown pass during a game against Freeport on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018 at Mars High School stadium.
After near misses, North Catholic focused reaching championship game
When you come as close to playing for a championship as North Catholic football has only to see it slip away, it’s hard not to look back at the small moments that swayed the game.

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Armstrong’s Isaac Ridinger finds a hole to run through against Kiski Area in the first half at Armstrong’s ESS Nextiers Athletic Complex on Friday, Oct 26, 2018.
Armstrong looks to gain experience early on with young roster
August 16, 2019
It took only two weeks for Frank Fabian to realize he made a mistake after resigning as Armstrong’s coach.

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Deer Lakes’ Jack Hollibaugh (left) works out with teammates on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, at the high school.
Always one to lighten mood, Deer Lakes’ Hollibaugh got lighter to improve his play
August 12, 2019
Deer Lakes football coach Tim Burk is never exactly sure what his tight end Jack Hollibaugh is going to say when he enters the locker room, but he knows it likely will be something funny.

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Plum’s Cole Kelly competes during a game in the 2019 boys soccer campaign.
Plum’s Kelly balances sports, music as key cog on soccer team
August 9, 2019
Cole Kelly does his best to split his time for his two passions — soccer and music — because he loves them equally.

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Youth soccer players took part in a camp at Apollo-Ridge July 8-12, 2019.
Youth camp helps fund Apollo-Ridge girls soccer team
July 17, 2019
Last week, the Apollo-Ridge girls soccer team held its fifth annual youth skills camp, which has become a benefit not only for the future of the program, but the present, as well.

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Plum’s Hunter Linhart takes part in the discus throw Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at Gateway.
Plum’s Linhart displays virtues of multisport athletes
June 8, 2019
The three-sport athlete has become a rare breed with many specializing in one sport to try to make it to college, but Hunter Linhart saw the benefits of diversifying.

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Serra Catholic starter Alex Glumac delivers to the plate in the second inning against Neshannock on June 6, 2019, at Shaler.
Brennan powers Serra Catholic past Neshannock in PIAA quarterfinals
June 6, 2019
With teams intentionally walking standout catcher Mark Black regularly in the playoffs, Serra Catholic baseball coach Brian Dzurenda decided to move him from third in the order to the leadoff spot, which put Pat Brennan in Black’s old spot.

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Franklin Regional’s Zach Seaman (17) high-fives Mathew Fitzmaurice after they scored against Cathedral Prep during their PIAA Class 5A first round state playoff game Monday, June 3, 2019, at Neshannock High School. Franklin Regional won, 13-4.
Franklin Regional ‘revved up’ for PIAA quarterfinal matchup
June 5, 2019
Michael Klingensmith led off first base after drawing a walk in the top of the first inning in Monday’s PIAA first- round game when Cathedral Prep pitcher Colin Kelly made a pick-off throw to first.

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Franklin Regional’s Mike Klingensmith is greeted by teammates at the dugout after scoring against Cathedral Prep during their PIAA Class 5A first round state playoff game Monday, June 3, 2019, at Neshannock High School. Franklin Regional won, 13-4.
Franklin Regional baseball advances with win over Cathedral Prep
June 3, 2019
It often has been said good things come to those who wait, and Franklin Regional baseball proved that in a couple of ways Monday.

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Leechburg pitcher Emma Ritchie (right) high-fives Aubry Skeel during their WPIAL Class A playoff game against Jeannette Monday, May 20, 2019, at Fox Chapel High School.
With school out, Leechburg turns complete focus on PIAA softball playoffs
June 1, 2019
Kristen Knapp, Aubry Skeel and Kiera Jones left Leechburg on Thursday night as graduates.

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Seton LaSalle’s Dan Boehme celebrates his RBI triple with head coach Mike Wagner during the WPIAL Class 2A championship game against Serra Catholic Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at Wild Things Park.
Boehme hits for cycle as Seton LaSalle takes down Serra Catholic in WPIAL Class 2A final
May 29, 2019
Seton LaSalle first baseman Dan Boehme knew he had a good day, but he was unaware it was a historic one until he got back into the dugout after crushing a two-run homer over the left field fence.

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Franklin Regional’s Andrew Muraco (center) celebrates his two-run home run with teammates during the third inning of their WPIAL Class 5A quarterfinal against South Fayette Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at West Mifflin High School.
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May 27, 2019
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Leechburg Area starting pitcher Emma Ritchie throws against Union Area Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at Hampton Coummnity Park.
Leechburg softball focused on consolation prize
May 26, 2019
Leechburg softball coach Debbi Young has found it can be tough at times to get a team energized for a consolation game after a difficult loss in the semifinals, but she doesn’t foresee that being a problem with her current group.

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WPIAL Class AAA girls lacrosse final suspended by inclement weather
May 23, 2019
With the score tied 11-11 in the final minute of the WPIAL Class AAA girls lacrosse final between Upper St. Clair and Shady Side Academy, Mother Nature decided to put a halt on the night and add some suspense.

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The Oakland Catholic girls lacrosse team celebrates after winning the WPIAL Class AA title May 23, 2019, at Robert Morris.
Oakland Catholic captures WPIAL Class AA girls lacrosse title
Natalie Cyterski was bloodied, battered and exhausted, but she wasn’t going to be denied.

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Pine-Richland’s Matt Wood bats against Norwin in the WPIAL Class 6A quarterfinals May 21, 2019, at Boyce-Mayview Park.
Maley’s walk-off single lifts No. 2 Pine-Richland past Norwin in WPIAL quarterfinals
May 21, 2019
Jake Maley hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the sixth inning to propel No. 2 Pine-Richland to a 2-1 victory over No. 7 Norwin in a WPIAL Class 6A quarterfinal baseball game Tuesday night at Upper St. Clair’s Boyce-Mayview Park.

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Greensburg Salem pitcher Matt Wicker delivers against Yough on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at Greensburg Salem High School.
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May 19, 2019
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Sophia Beining works out with the Kiski Valley rugby team Friday, April 26, 2019, in Vandergrift.
Kiski Valley rugby teams advance to state championship games
May 18, 2019
Kiski Valley boys rugby advanced to the Rugby PA Club Division II championship game for the second consecutive season with a 32-5 win over North Penn on Saturday at Penn State Berks.

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Mars baseball shuts out Fox Chapel in 1st round
May 16, 2019
Fox Chapel coach Jim Hastings summed up how things went for his team Thursday with five words.

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Autumn Trempus works with coach Keith Erwin during the Kiski Valley rugby team’s practice Friday, April 26, 2019, in Vandergrift.
Kiski Valley rugby teams vying for state championships
May 13, 2019
In the last five years, Kiski Valley rugby has built its program to be on par with some of best in the state and last week reflected that when the girls and boys teams were awarded top seeds in their respective brackets.

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Alyssa Schofield is one of Plum’s top offensive players.
Plum softball not caught up in numbers game
May 10, 2019
Nearly half of the players in Plum softball’s lineup have batting averages at .400 or above, but none of them know it.

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Senior Sophia Beining is part of an experienced core for the the Kiski Valley rugby team.
Kiski Valley girls rugby team hoping for breakthrough
April 27, 2019
After three years of seeing the Kiski Valley girls rugby team finish as the state runner-up, Rilee Roach is ready to break through.

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Franklin Regional pitcher Mike Klingensmith talks with catcher Bryce Harper on the mound during their game on April 5, 2019, at Fox Chapel.
All systems rolling for Franklin Regional baseball
April 26, 2019
Franklin Regional baseball coach Bobby Sadler laughed and then paused for a few seconds when deciding if pitching or hitting was going better for his team.

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Greensburg Central Catholic pitcher Thomas Salley throws against Ligonier Valley on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at Ligonier Valley High School.
Tough nonsection slate paying off for Greensburg Central Catholic baseball
April 23, 2019
Going into the season with seven new starters, Greensburg Central Catholic baseball coach Dennis Reist beefed up the schedule with an early run of difficult nonsection opponents and hoped Mother Nature would cooperate.

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Shorthanded Penn-Trafford track teams eye individual success
April 5, 2019
For the second year in a row the Penn-Trafford boys and girls track teams have small rosters, but that doesn’t mean there is a shortage of talent.

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Penn-Trafford’s Ethan Good (35) goes to block during a North Allegheny tournament March 23, 2019 at North Allegheny.
Penn-Trafford boys volleyball aims for another section title
March 29, 2019
The Penn-Trafford boys volleyball team jumped right into the thick of an intense battle in its season opener Tuesday night, and that was exactly what Warriors coach Jim Schall wanted to see to get a better handle on his team.

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Kiski Valley’s Cam Taylor (left) works out with Andrew Bigler Wednesday, Mar. 27, 2019, at Davis Field in Vandergrift.
Kiski Valley rugby gets boost from Buckheads transfers
March 28, 2019
Kiski Valley boys rugby coach Seth Erwin was already excited about the group he had returning from a team that was the state runner-up last year, and then he received some news in the offseason that made his roster even stronger.

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Deer Lakes’ Devin Reiher during practice Monday, March 25, 2019 at Deer Lakes High School.
New-look Deer Lakes boys volleyball team looks to maintain high standard of success
March 25, 2019
Deer Lakes boys volleyball coach Brady Schuller said he had a couple of curveballs thrown his way last year with some injuries to key players in a season that ended one win short of a second consecutive PIAA playoff berth.

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The North Allegheny hockey team shakes hands with La Salle College players after falling in the Class AAA Pennsylvania Cup championship game March 23, 2019, at RMU Island Sports Center.
La Salle takes down North Allegheny in Class AAA Pennsylvania Cup championship
March 23, 2019
North Allegheny rolled into the second intermission break on the back of two late goals that got the Tigers tied with La Salle and looked to continue the momentum when they received a power play early in the third.

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Freeport’s Jalen Brown (right) competes during practice for the annual Cager Classic March 23, 2019 at Highlands High School.
Freeport’s Brown follows in mother’s footsteps with selection to Cager Classic
March 22, 2019
Jalen Brown paused a moment before describing the impact his mother, Eve VanDyke, has had on his life and his basketball career.

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Freshmen, sophomores to make quick impact for Springdale softball team
March 19, 2019
Springdale softball coach Anthony Pototo pointed to a few factors that went against his team last season: poor weather, a lack of pitching depth and a young team.

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Springdale’s Isaac Kern connects on a pitch during a scrimmage against Quigley Catholic Monday, Mar. 18, 2019, at Springdale High School.
Springdale baseball to lean on young lineup during rebuilding season
After each practice, Springdale baseball coach Brett Burger tells his team to “be better tomorrow than they were today.”

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Ringgold’s Hunter Suarez celebrates with Justin Day after Day’s gamer winner to beat Burrell in the PIHL Division 2 Final Monday, March 18, 2019 at UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex.
Cook, Ringgold edge No. 1 Burrell to claim PIHL Division II championship
March 18, 2019
With the score tied in the third period, Burrell had the ice tilted in its favor and fired a bunch of shots on goal, but Ringgold goalie Evan Cook answered each time.

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Penn-Trafford pitcher Tyler Horvat prepares for the 2019 season March 18, 2019 at Penn-Trafford.
Penn-Trafford baseball sets sights on winning section championship
There isn’t any question that Penn-Trafford baseball lost some talented players to graduation with all five departed seniors going on to play in college.

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North Allegheny goaltender Richard Karapandi makes a save in front of Bethel Park’s Luke McLinden during their Penguins Cup Class AAA semifinal Thursday, Mar. 14, 2019, at RMU Island Sports Center.
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Freeport’s Nico DiSanti collides with Montour’s Ethan Diffendal during their game Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, at Belmont Ice Complex.
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Penn-Trafford’s senior Madison Forsythe runs base drills during team softball practice at Penn-Trafford High School on Friday, March 15, 2019.
Penn-Trafford softball prepares for tough section slate in Class 5A
When new alignments came out, Penn-Trafford softball coach Denny Little looked at who was going to be in the Warriors’ section and came to a quick conclusion.

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Pine-Richland’s Brandon Kushar uts a shot on Greater Latrobe goaltender Gage Handwork during the second period of their Penguins Cup Class AA semifinal Wednesday, Mar. 13, 2019, at RMU Island Sports Center.
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March 17, 2019
PIHL Penguins Cup Class AA Championship

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Tshiebwe, Kennedy Catholic use 2nd-half surge to oust Pine-Richland in PIAA 2nd round
March 13, 2019
For a half, Pine-Richland controlled the pace with a slow down offense and shot well enough from beyond the arc to go into halftime down only five to Class 6A’s No. 1 team, Kennedy Catholic.

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Latrobe’s Alex Walker fires a shot between Hampton defenders during their PIHL first round playoff game Monday, Mar. 4, 2019, at Kirk S. Nevin Arena.
PIHL Class AA Penguins Cup semifinals preview capsules
March 12, 2019
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Gateway’s Whiteside, Hanisak gain experience at WPIAL championships
March 8, 2019
Gateway coach Ryan Sula saw improvement from Evan Whiteside in every area of his wrestling, but the one thing that stood out the most was the growing confidence in his 113-pound junior.

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Plum’s Vinny Citrano competes against Central Catholic Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018 at Plum.
Plum’s Citrano, Stecik cap season at WPIAL wrestling championships
As a freshman this year, Plum’s Vinny Citrano believed in himself every time he stepped on a mat, and it showed in his results. But before his first match at the WPIAL individual championships Feb. 28, the magnitude of the event set in.

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Burrell’s Tyler Stewart celebrates his second goal of the game during a PIHL first round playoff against Trinity Monday, Mar. 4, 2019, at Pittsburgh Ice Arena.
Stewart’s 7 points lead Burrell to PIHL Division II 1st-round victory over Trinity
March 4, 2019
After Tyler Stewart skated around three Trinity players before depositing the puck into the back of the net for his fifth goal of the game midway through the third period, Burrell hockey coach Max Rickard said he looked at one of his assistant coaches and just shook his head.

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Chartiers Valley’s Megan McConnell celebrates with her dad, coach Tim McConnell, after defeating Thomas Jefferson in the WPIAL Class 5A championship game Saturday, Mar. 2, 2019, at Petersen Events Center.
Chartiers Valley’s McConnells combine for another WPIAL title — this time girls
March 2, 2019
Tim McConnell thought back to eight years ago when he said someone made a comment to him that one day he’d coach his daughter, Megan.

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Spirnak lifts No. 5 Elizabeth Forward past upset-minded Quaker Valley in quarterfinals
February 21, 2019
With Quaker Valley pushing Elizabeth Forward to the edge late in the fourth quarter, Bri Spirnak did what she had been doing all game: She stayed tough and found a way to score.

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Knoch displays versatility, rolls past South Park in 1st round
February 20, 2019
Knoch has displayed an ability and willingness to get out and run the floor a little more than it has in the past, and that continued in a big way in the playoffs Wednesday night.

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Penn-Trafford’s Kevin Stinelli (1) goes up for a shot against Fox Chapel’s Arnold Vento (33) Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019 at Fox Chapel.
Westmoreland basketball playoff preview capsules for Tuesday’s games
February 15, 2019
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Thomas Jefferson gymnast Natalie Galioto won her first advanced division all-around WPIAL individual gymnastics championship Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, at Moon.
TJ’s Galioto, Moon’s Hoff headline WPIAL gymnast champs
Thomas Jefferson gymnast Natalie Galioto and her coaches did some quick calculations after she got finished with her final event, and the math showed she had put together her highest score all season.

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Riverview’s Annie Betler (right) pressures South Side’s Emily Bailey during their WPIAL Class 2A playoff game.
South Side girls use 3rd-quarter surge to take down Riverview in 1st round
February 14, 2019
Riverview did pretty much everything a lower-seeded team would want to do in the first half.

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