Author: Kyle Dawson


Trib HSSN PIHL Player of the Week — Nov. 11, 2019
November 10, 2019
Thursday was another day at the office for this week’s TribLIVE High School Sports Network PIHL Player of the Week.

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Trib HSSN PIHL Team of the Week: Nov. 11, 2019
Last season’s semifinal loss to Pine-Richland left a sour taste in the mouths of the Latroce Icecats.

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Central Catholic’s Eddy Tillman breaks the tackle of Mt. Lebanon’s Sam LaSota during the first half of a WPIAL Class 6A semifinal Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, at Fox Chapel High School.
Eddy Tillman strikes again as Central Catholic runs past Mt. Lebanon
November 8, 2019
In Week 9, the Pittsburgh Central Catholic Vikings beat Mt. Lebanon handily, scoring 35 unanswered points to earn the top seed in the Class 6A playoffs, in large part due to the rushing attack of junior Eddy Tillman.

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PIHL Team of the Week for Nov. 3, 2019
November 3, 2019
Cathedral Prep hosted Bethel Park on Tuesday in what was anything but another early-season PIHL game.

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Trib HSSN PIHL Player of the Week — Nov. 4, 2019
The TribLIVE High School Sports Network PIHL Player of the Week is a forward for just the second time this season.

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Canon-McMillan celebrates beating North Allegheny in the WPIAL Class 4A girls volleyball championships Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019 at Fox Chapel Area High School.
Canon-McMillan shocks North Allegheny for first WPIAL volleyball title
November 2, 2019
Entering the WPIAL Class AAAA girls volleyball championship between third-seeded Canon-McMillan and top-seeded and unbeaten North Allegheny, the Big Macs were big underdogs.

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The Jeannette and Sto-Rox captains take part in the coin toss before their WPIAL Class A playoff game Nov. 1, 2019, at Sto-Rox.
Sto-Rox ends Jeannette’s season with defensive gem
November 1, 2019
Measuring by points allowed per game, Sto-Rox and Jeannette had the two best defenses in WPIAL Class A this season.

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PIHL Team of the Week for Oct. 28, 2019
October 27, 2019
Graduation hit a bunch of PIHL teams hard. Some lost more than others. Some have not missed a beat.

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Trib HSSN PIHL Player of the Week — Oct. 28, 2019
The PIHL lost plenty of elite goaltenders to graduation last year. Three of the four TribLIVE HSSN Goalies of the Year in their respective classifications graduated.

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Mt. Lebanon boys avenge loss to Seneca Valley in WPIAL semifinals
October 26, 2019
Last season, the Seneca Valley Raiders, on their way to a Class AAAA boys soccer championship, defeated Mt. Lebanon, 7-0, in the quarterfinals.

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Shaler Area defeats Fox Chapel, grabs 2nd consecutive playoff spot
October 25, 2019
A stagnant, somewhat-sloppy first half led to halftime adjustments in both locker rooms, and when the dust settled, Shaler Area’s run game paved the way to a 27-20 victory Friday night against Fox Chapel.

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PIHL Team of the Week — Oct. 21, 2019
October 21, 2019
Three PIHL teams accomplished the feat of scoring 17 goals in a game during the 2018-19 season. All of them were in the same division in Class A.

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Trib HSSN PIHL Player of the Week — Oct. 21, 2019
October 20, 2019
Talk to any coach in the PIHL, and most will say having good goaltending is half the battle.

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Burrell’s Colby Christie takes a kick in the stomach from Charleroi’s Cullin Woytovich during their WPIAL Class 2A first round playoff game Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, at Franklin Regional High School.
Fifth-seeded Charleroi ousts Burrell boys in WPIAL soccer playoffs
October 19, 2019
Charleroi, the fifth seed in the WPIAL Class AA boys soccer playoffs, lost one game this season, and it was its final game, a 4-3 defeat to Bentworth that moved the Cougars’ record to 17-1 entering the postseason.

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Central Catholic’s Eddy Tillman too much for Canon-McMillan
October 18, 2019
Eddy Tillman ran for four first-half touchdowns and racked up 170 yards on only 10 carries to pace No. 2 Central Catholic to a 44-0 victory over Canon-McMillan on Friday night.

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Freeport’s Lauren Lampus is a member of the 2019 girls volleyball team.
A-K Valley high school athletes of the week: Plum’s Tyler Kolankowski and Freeport’s Lauren Lampus
October 15, 2019
Tyler Kolankowski

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PIHL Team of the Week for Oct. 13, 2019
October 13, 2019
A late surge was the reason for a Class AA playoff appearance last season for the Baldwin hockey team.

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PIHL Player of the Week for Oct. 13, 2019
Last season, Bishop McCort was ineligible for the Penguins Cup Playoffs because of the amount of foreign-exchange students on the team.

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Class 2A No. 5 Avonworth remains unbeaten with victory over East Allegheny
October 11, 2019
The Class 2A Allegheny Conference game between No. 5 Avonworth and East Allegheny was expected to be competitive.

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PIHL Player of the Week for Oct. 6, 2019
October 6, 2019
The 2018-19 season was a tough year for Quaker Valley hockey.

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PIHL Team of the Week for Oct. 6, 2019
During the 2018-19 PIHL regular season, Class AAA was the most defensive-minded classification by a wide margin.

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Keystone Oaks players warm up before their game against Beaver Falls Oct. 4, 2019, at Dormont Stadium.
Junior running backs power Beaver Falls past Keystone Oaks
October 4, 2019
Beaver Falls rallied in the fourth quarter behind strong performances from junior tailbacks Shileak Livingston and Josh Hough, beating Keystone Oaks, 34-21, Friday night at Dormont Stadium.

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Teddy Ruffner runs for 318 yards, 5 touchdowns to drive Mars past Shaler
September 28, 2019
On several occasions in the second half Friday night, Shaler tried to even things up with Mars in a key Class 5A Northern Conference matchup.

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Burgettstown rolls over South Side
September 20, 2019
One of the keys for fifth-year Burgettstown head coach Mark Druga in his team’s section game against the neighboring South Side Rams was to win the battle in the trenches.

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South Park football gets key conference victory over Keystone Oaks
September 13, 2019
With the game deadlocked in the middle stages of the third quarter at Dormont Stadium, visiting South Park faced a fourth-and-1 from its 45-yard line.

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Defense, rushing of Reese, Harmon pace Apollo-Ridge past Carlynton
September 6, 2019
It didn’t happen as fast as Apollo-Ridge would have liked, but, despite four first-half turnovers, the Vikings eventually came away with a 22-7 nonconference victory over Carlynton on Friday at Owens Field in Apollo.

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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.

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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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Trib HSSN PIHL Player of the Week — Nov. 11, 2019
November 10, 2019
Thursday was another day at the office for this week’s TribLIVE High School Sports Network PIHL Player of the Week.

Read More...

Trib HSSN PIHL Team of the Week: Nov. 11, 2019
Last season’s semifinal loss to Pine-Richland left a sour taste in the mouths of the Latroce Icecats.

Read More...

Central Catholic’s Eddy Tillman breaks the tackle of Mt. Lebanon’s Sam LaSota during the first half of a WPIAL Class 6A semifinal Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, at Fox Chapel High School.
Eddy Tillman strikes again as Central Catholic runs past Mt. Lebanon
November 8, 2019
In Week 9, the Pittsburgh Central Catholic Vikings beat Mt. Lebanon handily, scoring 35 unanswered points to earn the top seed in the Class 6A playoffs, in large part due to the rushing attack of junior Eddy Tillman.

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PIHL Team of the Week for Nov. 3, 2019
November 3, 2019
Cathedral Prep hosted Bethel Park on Tuesday in what was anything but another early-season PIHL game.

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Trib HSSN PIHL Player of the Week — Nov. 4, 2019
The TribLIVE High School Sports Network PIHL Player of the Week is a forward for just the second time this season.

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Canon-McMillan celebrates beating North Allegheny in the WPIAL Class 4A girls volleyball championships Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019 at Fox Chapel Area High School.
Canon-McMillan shocks North Allegheny for first WPIAL volleyball title
November 2, 2019
Entering the WPIAL Class AAAA girls volleyball championship between third-seeded Canon-McMillan and top-seeded and unbeaten North Allegheny, the Big Macs were big underdogs.

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The Jeannette and Sto-Rox captains take part in the coin toss before their WPIAL Class A playoff game Nov. 1, 2019, at Sto-Rox.
Sto-Rox ends Jeannette’s season with defensive gem
November 1, 2019
Measuring by points allowed per game, Sto-Rox and Jeannette had the two best defenses in WPIAL Class A this season.

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PIHL Team of the Week for Oct. 28, 2019
October 27, 2019
Graduation hit a bunch of PIHL teams hard. Some lost more than others. Some have not missed a beat.

Read More...

Trib HSSN PIHL Player of the Week — Oct. 28, 2019
The PIHL lost plenty of elite goaltenders to graduation last year. Three of the four TribLIVE HSSN Goalies of the Year in their respective classifications graduated.

Read More...

Mt. Lebanon boys avenge loss to Seneca Valley in WPIAL semifinals
October 26, 2019
Last season, the Seneca Valley Raiders, on their way to a Class AAAA boys soccer championship, defeated Mt. Lebanon, 7-0, in the quarterfinals.

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Shaler Area defeats Fox Chapel, grabs 2nd consecutive playoff spot
October 25, 2019
A stagnant, somewhat-sloppy first half led to halftime adjustments in both locker rooms, and when the dust settled, Shaler Area’s run game paved the way to a 27-20 victory Friday night against Fox Chapel.

Read More...

PIHL Team of the Week — Oct. 21, 2019
October 21, 2019
Three PIHL teams accomplished the feat of scoring 17 goals in a game during the 2018-19 season. All of them were in the same division in Class A.

Read More...

Trib HSSN PIHL Player of the Week — Oct. 21, 2019
October 20, 2019
Talk to any coach in the PIHL, and most will say having good goaltending is half the battle.

Read More...

Burrell’s Colby Christie takes a kick in the stomach from Charleroi’s Cullin Woytovich during their WPIAL Class 2A first round playoff game Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, at Franklin Regional High School.
Fifth-seeded Charleroi ousts Burrell boys in WPIAL soccer playoffs
October 19, 2019
Charleroi, the fifth seed in the WPIAL Class AA boys soccer playoffs, lost one game this season, and it was its final game, a 4-3 defeat to Bentworth that moved the Cougars’ record to 17-1 entering the postseason.

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Central Catholic’s Eddy Tillman too much for Canon-McMillan
October 18, 2019
Eddy Tillman ran for four first-half touchdowns and racked up 170 yards on only 10 carries to pace No. 2 Central Catholic to a 44-0 victory over Canon-McMillan on Friday night.

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Freeport’s Lauren Lampus is a member of the 2019 girls volleyball team.
A-K Valley high school athletes of the week: Plum’s Tyler Kolankowski and Freeport’s Lauren Lampus
October 15, 2019
Tyler Kolankowski

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PIHL Team of the Week for Oct. 13, 2019
October 13, 2019
A late surge was the reason for a Class AA playoff appearance last season for the Baldwin hockey team.

Read More...

PIHL Player of the Week for Oct. 13, 2019
Last season, Bishop McCort was ineligible for the Penguins Cup Playoffs because of the amount of foreign-exchange students on the team.

Read More...

Class 2A No. 5 Avonworth remains unbeaten with victory over East Allegheny
October 11, 2019
The Class 2A Allegheny Conference game between No. 5 Avonworth and East Allegheny was expected to be competitive.

Read More...

PIHL Player of the Week for Oct. 6, 2019
October 6, 2019
The 2018-19 season was a tough year for Quaker Valley hockey.

Read More...

PIHL Team of the Week for Oct. 6, 2019
During the 2018-19 PIHL regular season, Class AAA was the most defensive-minded classification by a wide margin.

Read More...

Keystone Oaks players warm up before their game against Beaver Falls Oct. 4, 2019, at Dormont Stadium.
Junior running backs power Beaver Falls past Keystone Oaks
October 4, 2019
Beaver Falls rallied in the fourth quarter behind strong performances from junior tailbacks Shileak Livingston and Josh Hough, beating Keystone Oaks, 34-21, Friday night at Dormont Stadium.

Read More...

Teddy Ruffner runs for 318 yards, 5 touchdowns to drive Mars past Shaler
September 28, 2019
On several occasions in the second half Friday night, Shaler tried to even things up with Mars in a key Class 5A Northern Conference matchup.

Read More...

Burgettstown rolls over South Side
September 20, 2019
One of the keys for fifth-year Burgettstown head coach Mark Druga in his team’s section game against the neighboring South Side Rams was to win the battle in the trenches.

Read More...

South Park football gets key conference victory over Keystone Oaks
September 13, 2019
With the game deadlocked in the middle stages of the third quarter at Dormont Stadium, visiting South Park faced a fourth-and-1 from its 45-yard line.

Read More...

Defense, rushing of Reese, Harmon pace Apollo-Ridge past Carlynton
September 6, 2019
It didn’t happen as fast as Apollo-Ridge would have liked, but, despite four first-half turnovers, the Vikings eventually came away with a 22-7 nonconference victory over Carlynton on Friday at Owens Field in Apollo.

Read More...

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

Read More...

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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