Author: Kevin Lohman


Gabbie Aughton is expected to pitch behind senior starter Cameron Devinney.
Pine-Richland softball team looks to contend in new-look WPIAL Class 6A
March 23, 2019
With a solid group of experienced players returning, the Pine-Richland softball team enters the 2019 season with an eye on extending its streak of three consecutive winning seasons.

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Pine-Richland goaltender Daniel Stauffer makes a save next to Greater Latrobe’s Gregory Ferri during their Penguins Cup Class AA semifinal Wednesday, Mar. 13, 2019, at RMU Island Sports Center.
Pine-Richland hockey earns bid to national tournament
March 15, 2019
The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League is comprised of 56 teams across four separate classifications. Out of those teams, only one finished the 2018-19 regular season without a loss in regulation time — Pine-Richland.

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Pine-Richland senior Jake Maley prepares for the 2019 season March 12, 2019, at Pine-Richland.
Loaded Pine-Richland baseball squad stresses team dynamic
The Pine-Richland baseball team enters the 2019 season boasting a roster bursting at the seams with talent and experience.

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Pine-Richland lacrosse players held a signing ceremony Feb. 27. The group included, from left, Jon Scherer (Mercyhurst), Reis Ravotti (Penn State academics), Sam Skirpan (undecided), Brendan Hein (John Carrol), Will Harnick (York), Ben Barnes (Seton Hill) and coach Kevin Welty.
Pine-Richland boys lacrosse players commit to play in college
March 8, 2019
A quartet of Pine-Richland boys lacrosse players pledged their commitments to their future colleges of choice Feb. 27 at the high school athletic office, gathering to both celebrate the future and enjoy the unique moment together before embarking on their senior seasons.

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Aquinas Academy’s Sam Schirra qualified for the WPIAL championships in two events.
Limited time in pool doesn’t keep Aquinas swimmer Schirra from making WPIALs
There were plenty of reasons for Sam Schirra not to swim this season.

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North Hills’ Maddie Mahoney competes in the 200 freestyle relay against Hampton.
North Hills swimmers break school records at WPIAL meet
March 6, 2019
A number of school records fell when the North Hills swim team took to the pool at Pitt’s Trees Hall for the WPIAL Class AAA championships Feb. 28 and March 1.

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Pine Richland’s Nate Lukez (left), shown earlier this season, took first place at the section championships.
6 Pine-Richland wrestlers punch tickets to WPIALs
March 2, 2019
The high school wrestling postseason is in full swing, and Pine-Richland is seeing positive results, starting with the WPIAL Section 3-AAA individual championships Feb. 23 at Fox Chapel.

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Sean Simmons
Sitting down with Pine-Richland director of athletics Sean Simmons
Sean Simmons began his tenure as director of athletics at Pine-Richland on Nov. 14. Prior to his hiring at Pine-Richland, Simmons served as the assistant athletic director of student services and sports operations at Robert Morris, a position he held since 2004.

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Indiana senior Nathan Kerchensky competes in the boys 500 freestyle during the AA WPIAL Swimming/Diving Championship on Friday, March 1, 2019, at the University of Pittsburgh’s Trees Pool.
Northgate girls, Indiana boys crowned WPIAL Class AA swimming champions
March 1, 2019
Throughout the entirety of the second day of WPIAL Class AA championship swimming action at Pitt’s Trees Pool, both the boys and girls teams for Northgate and Indiana were jockeying for pole position in the standings, trading off the Nos. 1 and 2 spots with each passing event.

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Belle Vernon senior Robert Spekis competes in the boys 100 breaststroke during the AA WPIAL Swimming/Diving Championship on Friday, March 1, 2019, at the University of Pittsburgh’s Trees Pool. Spekis set a new WPIAL record with his swim.
Pair of Belle Vernon boys break records at WPIAL swimming championships
A pair of Belle Vernon boys left the WPIAL Class AA swimming championships at Pitt’s Trees Pool not only as WPIAL champions, but also as freshly minted record-holders Friday.

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Blackhawk’s Jordan Wright won the WPIBL boys singles title Feb. 27, 2019, at Wildlife Lanes in Lower Burrell.
Blackhawk’s Wright defeats teammate to win WPIBL boys singles title
February 27, 2019
More than 100 of Western Pennsylvania’s top boys bowlers competed in the WPIBL singles championship Wednesday at Wildlife Lanes in Burrell.

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North Hill’s Sam Hillegas takes down Quaker Valley’s Conner Redinger before pinning him in the 132 pounds bout during the ACWT recently at Fox Chapel Area High School.
North Hills wrestlers turn in strong performances at sections
The North Hills wrestling team put together a strong showing at the Section 3-AAA individual championships Feb. 23 at Fox Chapel, showcasing plenty of improvement across the board.

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North Hills’ Liam Oneill (86) competes against Fox Chapel on Feb. 19 at Alpha Ice Complex
North Hills hockey in position for postseason success
February 21, 2019
The PIHL regular season has come to a close for the North Hills hockey team, a group with a 13-5 record that has the No. 4 seed in the Class A North Division sewn up.

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Greensburg Salem’s Mattie Mae White won the WPIBL girls bowling title Feb. 22, 2019, at Sims Lanes in Beaver Falls.
Greensburg Salem’s White captures WPIBL singles title
In addition to battling fatigue and a field of 90 other bowlers, Greensburg Salem’s Mattie Mae White said she typically finds herself combating nerves in championship-level events.

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The Thomas Jefferson gymnastics team captured the WPIAL championship Feb. 15, 2019, at Moon.
Thomas Jefferson claims 1st WPIAL gymnastics title
February 14, 2019
Last year, the Thomas Jefferson gymnastics team came so close to a WPIAL title, they could taste it as they finished as runner-up to Moon by just one-tenth of a point.

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Greensburg Salem’s Brown captures WPIAL boys cross country title
October 25, 2018
Very few runners left Thursday's WPIAL cross country championship meet in better spirits then Greensburg Salem's Mark Brown. And for good reason. The senior led the pack in the WPIAL Class AA boys championship race and finished ahead of all other competitors to claim first place in 16 minutes, 52

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Gabbie Aughton is expected to pitch behind senior starter Cameron Devinney.
Pine-Richland softball team looks to contend in new-look WPIAL Class 6A
March 23, 2019
With a solid group of experienced players returning, the Pine-Richland softball team enters the 2019 season with an eye on extending its streak of three consecutive winning seasons.

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Pine-Richland goaltender Daniel Stauffer makes a save next to Greater Latrobe’s Gregory Ferri during their Penguins Cup Class AA semifinal Wednesday, Mar. 13, 2019, at RMU Island Sports Center.
Pine-Richland hockey earns bid to national tournament
March 15, 2019
The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League is comprised of 56 teams across four separate classifications. Out of those teams, only one finished the 2018-19 regular season without a loss in regulation time — Pine-Richland.

Read More...

Pine-Richland senior Jake Maley prepares for the 2019 season March 12, 2019, at Pine-Richland.
Loaded Pine-Richland baseball squad stresses team dynamic
The Pine-Richland baseball team enters the 2019 season boasting a roster bursting at the seams with talent and experience.

Read More...

Pine-Richland lacrosse players held a signing ceremony Feb. 27. The group included, from left, Jon Scherer (Mercyhurst), Reis Ravotti (Penn State academics), Sam Skirpan (undecided), Brendan Hein (John Carrol), Will Harnick (York), Ben Barnes (Seton Hill) and coach Kevin Welty.
Pine-Richland boys lacrosse players commit to play in college
March 8, 2019
A quartet of Pine-Richland boys lacrosse players pledged their commitments to their future colleges of choice Feb. 27 at the high school athletic office, gathering to both celebrate the future and enjoy the unique moment together before embarking on their senior seasons.

Read More...

Aquinas Academy’s Sam Schirra qualified for the WPIAL championships in two events.
Limited time in pool doesn’t keep Aquinas swimmer Schirra from making WPIALs
There were plenty of reasons for Sam Schirra not to swim this season.

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North Hills’ Maddie Mahoney competes in the 200 freestyle relay against Hampton.
North Hills swimmers break school records at WPIAL meet
March 6, 2019
A number of school records fell when the North Hills swim team took to the pool at Pitt’s Trees Hall for the WPIAL Class AAA championships Feb. 28 and March 1.

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Pine Richland’s Nate Lukez (left), shown earlier this season, took first place at the section championships.
6 Pine-Richland wrestlers punch tickets to WPIALs
March 2, 2019
The high school wrestling postseason is in full swing, and Pine-Richland is seeing positive results, starting with the WPIAL Section 3-AAA individual championships Feb. 23 at Fox Chapel.

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Sean Simmons
Sitting down with Pine-Richland director of athletics Sean Simmons
Sean Simmons began his tenure as director of athletics at Pine-Richland on Nov. 14. Prior to his hiring at Pine-Richland, Simmons served as the assistant athletic director of student services and sports operations at Robert Morris, a position he held since 2004.

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Indiana senior Nathan Kerchensky competes in the boys 500 freestyle during the AA WPIAL Swimming/Diving Championship on Friday, March 1, 2019, at the University of Pittsburgh’s Trees Pool.
Northgate girls, Indiana boys crowned WPIAL Class AA swimming champions
March 1, 2019
Throughout the entirety of the second day of WPIAL Class AA championship swimming action at Pitt’s Trees Pool, both the boys and girls teams for Northgate and Indiana were jockeying for pole position in the standings, trading off the Nos. 1 and 2 spots with each passing event.

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Belle Vernon senior Robert Spekis competes in the boys 100 breaststroke during the AA WPIAL Swimming/Diving Championship on Friday, March 1, 2019, at the University of Pittsburgh’s Trees Pool. Spekis set a new WPIAL record with his swim.
Pair of Belle Vernon boys break records at WPIAL swimming championships
A pair of Belle Vernon boys left the WPIAL Class AA swimming championships at Pitt’s Trees Pool not only as WPIAL champions, but also as freshly minted record-holders Friday.

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Blackhawk’s Jordan Wright won the WPIBL boys singles title Feb. 27, 2019, at Wildlife Lanes in Lower Burrell.
Blackhawk’s Wright defeats teammate to win WPIBL boys singles title
February 27, 2019
More than 100 of Western Pennsylvania’s top boys bowlers competed in the WPIBL singles championship Wednesday at Wildlife Lanes in Burrell.

Read More...

North Hill’s Sam Hillegas takes down Quaker Valley’s Conner Redinger before pinning him in the 132 pounds bout during the ACWT recently at Fox Chapel Area High School.
North Hills wrestlers turn in strong performances at sections
The North Hills wrestling team put together a strong showing at the Section 3-AAA individual championships Feb. 23 at Fox Chapel, showcasing plenty of improvement across the board.

Read More...

North Hills’ Liam Oneill (86) competes against Fox Chapel on Feb. 19 at Alpha Ice Complex
North Hills hockey in position for postseason success
February 21, 2019
The PIHL regular season has come to a close for the North Hills hockey team, a group with a 13-5 record that has the No. 4 seed in the Class A North Division sewn up.

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Greensburg Salem’s Mattie Mae White won the WPIBL girls bowling title Feb. 22, 2019, at Sims Lanes in Beaver Falls.
Greensburg Salem’s White captures WPIBL singles title
In addition to battling fatigue and a field of 90 other bowlers, Greensburg Salem’s Mattie Mae White said she typically finds herself combating nerves in championship-level events.

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The Thomas Jefferson gymnastics team captured the WPIAL championship Feb. 15, 2019, at Moon.
Thomas Jefferson claims 1st WPIAL gymnastics title
February 14, 2019
Last year, the Thomas Jefferson gymnastics team came so close to a WPIAL title, they could taste it as they finished as runner-up to Moon by just one-tenth of a point.

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Greensburg Salem’s Brown captures WPIAL boys cross country title
October 25, 2018
Very few runners left Thursday's WPIAL cross country championship meet in better spirits then Greensburg Salem's Mark Brown. And for good reason. The senior led the pack in the WPIAL Class AA boys championship race and finished ahead of all other competitors to claim first place in 16 minutes, 52

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