Author: Kyle Dawson


Thomas Jefferson topples Belle Vernon in Section 2-4A
April 23, 2019
For the first four innings of Tuesday’s Section 2-4A contest, the defending WPIAL Class 4A champions and defending Class 5A runner-up played even softball.

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Ringgold avenges loss to Belle Vernon in Section 2-4A
April 22, 2019
Two Section 2-4A softball teams who entered the season with different expectations met at Washington Township Park on Monday.

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Belle Vernon third baseman Vanessa Porter tags out McKeesport’s Elisabeth Dansak on a stolen base attempt April 4, 2019.
Hitting, defense come through as defending champion Belle Vernon tops McKeesport
April 4, 2019
The start of the 2019 season for the two-time defending Class 4A WPIAL softball champions has not been one the program is used to.

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North Allegheny goaltender Richie Karapandi works in goal during a Penguins Cup Class AAA semifinal against Bethel Park Thursday, Mar. 14, 2019, at RMU Island Sports Center.
Trib HSSN announces PIHL Players, Goalies, Coaches of the Year
March 31, 2019
With the conclusion of the 2018-19 PIHL season, it’s time to look back at the stellar individual performances across the four classifications.

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Trib HSSN PIHL Team of the Week: Pine-Richland
March 24, 2019
Going into the season, Pine-Richland’s goal was to win a state championship.

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Trib HSSN PIHL Player of the Week: Pine-Richland goalie Danny Stauffer
During the PIHL regular season, Pine-Richland junior goaltender Danny Stauffer led Double-A in goals-against average.

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Trib HSSN PIHL Player of the Week: North Allegheny goalie Richie Karapandi
March 17, 2019
It was as if there was a brick wall between the pipes for North Allegheny in Thursday’s double-overtime win over third-seeded Bethel Park.

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Trib HSSN PIHL Team of the Week: Ringgold
Of the eight teams in the Penguins Cup championships or the Division 2 championship, only one is a seeded lower No. 2.

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North Allegheny’s Tyler Putnam battles Bethel Park’s Jacob Lang for the puck during their Penguins Cup Class AAA semifinal Thursday, Mar. 14, 2019, at RMU Island Sports Center.
Parreaguirre nets double-OT winner as North Allegheny edges Bethel Park in PIHL semifinals
March 15, 2019
When North Allegheny and Bethel Park meet in the PIHL Penguins Cup playoffs, at least over the last five meetings, the result has been a one-goal game.

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Trib HSSN PIHL Team of the Week: Franklin Regional
March 11, 2019
After back-to-back Class A Penguins Cup championships, Franklin Regional exited the postseason earlier than they hoped last season, bowing out in the quarterfinals to eventual Double-A champion Armstrong.

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Trib HSSN PIHL Player of the Week: Franklin Regional goalie Danny Soltesz
March 10, 2019
As a two-time Penguins Cup champion goaltender, a four-year starter and a three-time PIHL All-Star for Franklin Regional, senior Danny Soltesz’s expectations are always high. But Soltesz, more often than not, exceeds expectations.

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Trib HSSN PIHL Player of the Week: Mario Eafrati, Canon-McMillan
March 4, 2019
During the PIHL regular season, two goaltenders in Triple-A faced more than 500 shots.

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Trib HSSN PIHL Team of the Week: Thomas Jefferson
During the regular season, the Thomas Jefferson Jaguars lost just three games — two of which came to South Fayette — by a combined five goals.

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Trib HSSN PIHL Team of the Week: Connellsville
February 17, 2019
Connellsville needed a response after last week’s loss to Carrick, having had a chance to clinch a home game in the Division 2 playoffs in that game.

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Trib HSSN PIHL Player of the Week: Montour’s Ryan Eisel
During the third period of Monday’s Class A contest between Deer Lakes and Montour, one of the Lancers’ captains skated up to the Montour bench and talked with Montour coach Clay Shell and some of the captains for the Spartans.

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Thomas Jefferson topples Belle Vernon in Section 2-4A
April 23, 2019
For the first four innings of Tuesday’s Section 2-4A contest, the defending WPIAL Class 4A champions and defending Class 5A runner-up played even softball.

Read More...

Ringgold avenges loss to Belle Vernon in Section 2-4A
April 22, 2019
Two Section 2-4A softball teams who entered the season with different expectations met at Washington Township Park on Monday.

Read More...

Belle Vernon third baseman Vanessa Porter tags out McKeesport’s Elisabeth Dansak on a stolen base attempt April 4, 2019.
Hitting, defense come through as defending champion Belle Vernon tops McKeesport
April 4, 2019
The start of the 2019 season for the two-time defending Class 4A WPIAL softball champions has not been one the program is used to.

Read More...

North Allegheny goaltender Richie Karapandi works in goal during a Penguins Cup Class AAA semifinal against Bethel Park Thursday, Mar. 14, 2019, at RMU Island Sports Center.
Trib HSSN announces PIHL Players, Goalies, Coaches of the Year
March 31, 2019
With the conclusion of the 2018-19 PIHL season, it’s time to look back at the stellar individual performances across the four classifications.

Read More...

Trib HSSN PIHL Team of the Week: Pine-Richland
March 24, 2019
Going into the season, Pine-Richland’s goal was to win a state championship.

Read More...

Trib HSSN PIHL Player of the Week: Pine-Richland goalie Danny Stauffer
During the PIHL regular season, Pine-Richland junior goaltender Danny Stauffer led Double-A in goals-against average.

Read More...

Trib HSSN PIHL Player of the Week: North Allegheny goalie Richie Karapandi
March 17, 2019
It was as if there was a brick wall between the pipes for North Allegheny in Thursday’s double-overtime win over third-seeded Bethel Park.

Read More...

Trib HSSN PIHL Team of the Week: Ringgold
Of the eight teams in the Penguins Cup championships or the Division 2 championship, only one is a seeded lower No. 2.

Read More...

North Allegheny’s Tyler Putnam battles Bethel Park’s Jacob Lang for the puck during their Penguins Cup Class AAA semifinal Thursday, Mar. 14, 2019, at RMU Island Sports Center.
Parreaguirre nets double-OT winner as North Allegheny edges Bethel Park in PIHL semifinals
March 15, 2019
When North Allegheny and Bethel Park meet in the PIHL Penguins Cup playoffs, at least over the last five meetings, the result has been a one-goal game.

Read More...

Trib HSSN PIHL Team of the Week: Franklin Regional
March 11, 2019
After back-to-back Class A Penguins Cup championships, Franklin Regional exited the postseason earlier than they hoped last season, bowing out in the quarterfinals to eventual Double-A champion Armstrong.

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Trib HSSN PIHL Player of the Week: Franklin Regional goalie Danny Soltesz
March 10, 2019
As a two-time Penguins Cup champion goaltender, a four-year starter and a three-time PIHL All-Star for Franklin Regional, senior Danny Soltesz’s expectations are always high. But Soltesz, more often than not, exceeds expectations.

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Trib HSSN PIHL Player of the Week: Mario Eafrati, Canon-McMillan
March 4, 2019
During the PIHL regular season, two goaltenders in Triple-A faced more than 500 shots.

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Trib HSSN PIHL Team of the Week: Thomas Jefferson
During the regular season, the Thomas Jefferson Jaguars lost just three games — two of which came to South Fayette — by a combined five goals.

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Trib HSSN PIHL Team of the Week: Connellsville
February 17, 2019
Connellsville needed a response after last week’s loss to Carrick, having had a chance to clinch a home game in the Division 2 playoffs in that game.

Read More...

Trib HSSN PIHL Player of the Week: Montour’s Ryan Eisel
During the third period of Monday’s Class A contest between Deer Lakes and Montour, one of the Lancers’ captains skated up to the Montour bench and talked with Montour coach Clay Shell and some of the captains for the Spartans.

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