Author: Michael Love


Apollo-Ridge QB Jake Fello feeling confident for his 2nd season
August 12, 2018
When starting quarterback Kyle Fitzroy went down with an injury last year, Jake Fello got the chance, as a freshman, to navigate the Apollo-Ridge offense

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A-K Valley athletes benefit from off-season work for individual sports
August 10, 2018
Izzy Komaniak is enjoying a relaxing vacation with family in Puerto Vallara, Mexico this week, and since she's been there, the Riverview senior has devoted

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Gateway rising senior Bryce Washington works out during the Kohl’s Kicking National Invitaional Scholarship Camp July 22, 2018, in Milwaukee, Wis.
Gateway’s Washington tests mettle against nation’s top long-snappers
August 2, 2018
Bryce Washington was having a strong start to his junior football season at Gateway. Through four games of the 2017 campaign, the defensive lineman and

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Steel Valley’s Hill, West Mifflin’s Parker, Penn Hills’ Smith commit to Howard
A trio of WPIAL football standouts plan to become teammates in college. Steel Valley's Todd Hill, West Mifflin's Parrish Parker and Penn Hills' Terry andquot;Tankandquot;

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After transferring from Central Catholic, Thomas brings championship experience to Penn Hills
July 19, 2018
Corey Thomas knew a lot about the talent at Penn Hills long before his transfer to the school from Central Catholic this past spring. The

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High school football camps are coming to a close and area teams are gearing up for the first game of their season. Penn Hills quarterback Hollis Mathis (wearing #12) during practice drills on Tuesday, August 15 at Yuhas-McGinley Stadium. Lillian DeDomenic | For The Tribune Review
Penn Hills’ Mathis preps for breakout season
July 14, 2018
Hollis Mathis put up big numbers last season from his quarterback position and led Penn Hills to an 8-4 record in Class 6A, a 3-3

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Gateway High School's Jeremiah Josephs (2) rushes the ball down field against Woodland Hills on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017.
Josephs returns to bolster defense for WPIAL Class 5A champion Gateway
July 10, 2018
While the Gateway offense grabbed a lot of the headlines last fall during the team's run to the WPIAL Class 5A championship and the PIAA

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Gateway’s Courtney Jackson ready to build on breakout season
July 8, 2018
The Tribune-Review and the TribLive High School Sports Network are profiling each member of the 25-player Trib HSSN Preseason WPIAL Football All-Star team. The players

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Penn Hills’ Hardy counting down to promising ’18 campaign
July 3, 2018
The Tribune-Review and the TribLive High School Sports Network are profiling each member of the 25-player Trib HSSN Preseason WPIAL Football All-Star team. The players

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Gateway’s Davis looks to build on impressive freshman season
July 1, 2018
The Tribune-Review and the TribLive High School Sports Network are profiling each member of the 25-player Trib HSSN Preseason WPIAL Football All-Star team. The players

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Highlands basketball tandem on path to recovery
June 28, 2018
Jaharee Holt went after a loose ball heading out of play. She fell, landed awkwardly and felt a pop in her left knee. At that

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New Kensington gymnast Pierson to compete with all-stars in Hungary
June 26, 2018
Abbie Pierson finalized obtaining a passport Tuesday that will allow her travel internationally this fall. The New Kensington resident and rising senior at St. Joseph

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St. Joseph student fares well at state, regional and national gymnastic meets
June 20, 2018
Abbie Pierson, a rising senior at St. Joseph High School and a New Kensington resident, fared well in several gymnastics competitions this spring. Pierson, who

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New girls basketball coaches start preparing their teams
June 17, 2018
With close to two months since they were hired and with the summer beginning, new girls basketball coaches Nick Dizon (Kiski Area) and Courtney Kordes

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Darius Johnson leads A-K Valley contingent in Foothills Classic
June 15, 2018
Darius Johnson came into Friday's Foothills Classic all-star football game at Hempfield with a lot of confidence. The Valley standout got his chance to shine,

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With rivalry aside, Burrell, Valley players join forces for Foothills Football Classic
June 14, 2018
Jacob Robertson experienced up close the intensity of the Burrell-Valley on Friday night football rivalry. He and his Bucs teammates were on the short end

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Players selected to All-WPIAL, all-section girls lacrosse squads
June 13, 2018
The All-WPIAL and all-section girls lacrosse teams for both Class AAA and Class AA recently were finalized. Eight AAA teams and eight in AA were

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Positive Athlete Pittsburgh presents annual awards, scholarships
The Sen. John Heinz History Center and Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum provided the setting Tuesday evening for the seventh annual Positive High School Athlete awards.

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Gymnast Miller finishes Gateway career strong
June 8, 2018
Olivia Miller knew she would be a gymnast at Pitt since she gave a verbal commitment to the Panthers program as a sophomore at Gateway.

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Plum athletes set to begin collegiate careers
Members of the Plum High School Class of 2018 accepted their diplomas June 7. The ceremony capped an important chapter in their lives. A number

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Blackhawk’s Amalia gives verbal commitment to Robert Morris
June 4, 2018
Blackhawk rising junior guard Mackenzie Amalia announced her verbal commitment Monday evening to the women's basketball program at Division I Robert Morris. Amalia averaged 17

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Gateway softball enjoys improvement in ’18
June 1, 2018
Before the Gateway softball team began its season, first-year coach Scott Lewis said learning and skill improvement in every practice and game would be major

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Gateway’s Jackson stays busy at PIAA championships
Gateway track and field was well represented in championship meets to close out the 2017 spring campaign, and those performances extended to the PIAA Class

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Former Plum player Mains set to lead Mustangs hockey program
When Phil Mains heard Plum hockey officials were interested in talking with him about their open head coach position, he was excited to see what

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Plum’s Linhart excels at PIAA championships
Last year, Plum's Hunter Linhart placed 17th in the discus at the WPIAL Class AAA track and field championships at Baldwin. He refocused his efforts

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Brownsville tops Avonworth to claim 1st WPIAL Class 3A baseball title
May 30, 2018
Nearly two decades had passed since a Brownsville baseball team played for a WPIAL baseball championship. The Falcons suffered a loss to Waynesburg in the

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Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic baseball wins WPIAL championship
May 29, 2018
With eight seniors in the lineup for Tuesday's WPIAL Class 2A baseball championship game against Serra Catholic at Washington's Wild Things Park, an experienced Cardinal

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Gateway’s Bryce Washington invited to elite camp for football specialists
May 27, 2018
Gateway junior Bryce Washington is invitated to the Kohl's Kicking National Invitational Scholarship Camp on July 21-22 in Milwaukee. Many of the nation's top kickers,

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All four WPIAL champs advance to PIAA boys singles, doubles tennis semifinals
May 25, 2018
Two WPIAL singles players and two doubles teams still are alive for titles at the PIAA boys tennis championships at the Hershey Racquet Club. All

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WPIAL Class AAA boys volleyball all-star teams recognized
The WPIAL Class AAA boys volleyball all-star first, second and third teams were announced between the Class AA and AAA championships games Thursday night at

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WPIAL Class AA boys volleyball all-star teams announced
The WPIAL Class AA boys volleyball all-star first, second and third teams were announced between the Class AA and AAA championships games Thursday night at

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Short-handed Deer Lakes loses to Montour in WPIAL Class AA volleyball consolation
May 24, 2018
A return trip to the PIAA state playoffs wasn't in the cards for Deer Lakes boys volleyball. After losing the first two games of Thursday's

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High hopes for Highlands’ CJ Thimons at PIAA track and field
CJ Thimons finished fourth in the Class AAA 800-meter run at WPIALs on May 17. The Highlands sophomore ran a time of 1 minute, 55.75

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Deer Lakes, Montour meet in WPIAL boys volleyball comsolation
May 23, 2018
Two years ago, the Deer Lakes boys volleyball team, as the No. 3 seed in the WPIAL Class AA tournament, lost in the district semifinals.

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Mains returns to Plum as varsity hockey head coach
A sizeable portion of Phil Mains' growth in hockey came in the several years he spent as a player in the Plum program more than

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McCoy’s walk-off hit leads South Side Beaver baseball past Burrell
May 21, 2018
When Luke Virag lifted a ball over the right-field fence with two runners on in the top of the third of Monday's WPIAL Class 3A

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Gateway baseball reflects on 3rd straight trip to postseason
May 19, 2018
The Gateway baseball team was on the cusp of ending a WPIAL playoff win drought that extended more than two decades. The Gators and Hampton

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Valley’s Johnson defends WPIAL high jump title
May 17, 2018
Darius Johnson knew what it was like to stand at the top of the medals podium at the WPIAL Class AA track and field championships

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Burrell girls relay golden again at WPIAL championships
The Burrell girls 400-meter relay team pulled off a four-peat Thursday at the WPIAL track and field championships at Baldwin High School. The Bucs team

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Valley’s Buzzell seeks golden debut at WPIAL championships
May 16, 2018
Jared Buzzell is making his debut at the WPIAL track and field championships. The Valley senior sprinter missed out on an opportunity to run there

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Fast start fuels Plum baseball in 1st-round win vs. Mt. Lebanon
May 15, 2018
The Plum baseball team jumped to a three-run lead on Mt. Lebanon in the first inning of Tuesday's WPIAL 6A first-round game at North Allegheny.

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Deer Lakes volleyball looks forward to WPIAL quarterfinals
May 14, 2018
Deer Lakes boys volleyball earned the No. 3 seed for the WPIAL Class AA playoffs and received a bye into the quarterfinals as the brackets

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WPIAL releases boys volleyball playoff brackets
The WPIAL released its Class AAA and AA boys volleyball playoff brackets Monday morning, and North Allegheny and Derry are the No. 1 seeds, respectively.

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Defending champions seek repeat performances at WPIAL meet
The WPIAL Class AAA and AA track and field individual finals are Thursday at Baldwin, and there are several athletes who will attempt to defend

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Sprinters lead Gateway boys into WPIAL meet
May 12, 2018
The Gateway track and field teams will be well represented at the WPIAL Class AAA individual championships Thursday at Baldwin. andquot;There is a chance for

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Strong finishes lead Gateway baseball, softball teams to postseason berths
As with every other baseball and softball team in the WPIAL, the Gateway squads endured a number of early-season game postponements or cancellations and too

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Plum sending 5 athletes to WPIAL track and field event
May 11, 2018
Maddie Monick now is a three-time WPIAL qualifier in the hurdles who hopes to return to the PIAA championships in a couple of weeks. The

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WPIAL track and field championship heat sheets released
May 10, 2018
The heat sheets for both the WPIAL AAA and AA championships were released to the WPIAL website Thursday morning, paving the way for teams and

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WPIAL alums named to PAC softball all-star teams
May 9, 2018
The Presidents Athletic Conference announced its 2018 softball all-star teams and annual award winners Wednesday, and numerous WPIAL alums filled the lists. Selected to the

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Kiski Area softball holds off Armstrong to clinch playoff spot
May 8, 2018
The Kiski Area softball team is heading back to the playoffs. The Cavaliers topped Armstrong, 4-3, in their Section 1-5A finale Tuesday and clinched their

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Burrell girls settle for 2nd at WPIAL championship meet
May 7, 2018
As the defending WPIAL Class AA girls track and field champion, Burrell entered Monday's championship meet at Baldwin hoping to continue a trend among the

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Final WPVCA boys rankings released
The final Western Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association boys WPIAL rankings were released Monday, and North Allegheny and Ambridge remained in the top spots of the

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Coaches, campus led Gateway’s Jackson to choose Syracuse
May 5, 2018
Courtney Jackson will go from Gateway black and gold to the orange of Syracuse. The Gators junior ended a busy football recruiting process by giving

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Alvis Rogers set to lead Gateway boys basketball
Alvis Rogers was quick to put his name in the hat to become the new varsity boys basketball head coach at Gateway. He wanted to

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Deer Lakes throwers prepare for WPIAL meet
May 3, 2018
At the Allegheny Interscholastic Conference (Section 7-AA) track and field championships April 25 at Freeport High School, Deer Lakes swept the girls throwing events. Seniors

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Confidence growing for Deer Lakes volleyball players
May 2, 2018
With the WPIAL boys volleyball playoffs right around the corner — the playing pairings are expected to be released May 14 — Deer Lakes players

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Teams set for WPIAL track and field finals
May 1, 2018
The WPIAL team track and field finals are set after Tuesday's semifinal meets, and three of the four champions from 2017 will have a shot

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Deer Lakes softball belts 3 home runs to defeat Valley
April 30, 2018
The long ball served the Deer Lakes softball team well in Monday's Section 1-3A contest at Valley. Three home runs accounted for all four Lancers

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Western Pa. Boys Volleyball Coaches Association releases Week 7 rankings
The WPIAL Class AAA and AA boys volleyball playoffs are getting closer as teams prepare themselves for the stretch run of the regular season. The

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Alvis Rogers ready to take over Gateway boys basketball program
April 29, 2018
It was well known Alvis Rogers likely was going to be named the new coach of the Gateway boys basketball program before Thursday's school board

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Gateway grad Means runs record 100 time at Shippensburg invitational
Gateway graduate and Cal (Pa.) junior Jae'Len Means recorded the fastest time in the 100-meter dash in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference since 2006 with

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Burrell sprint relay takes aim at WCCA title
April 27, 2018
Taylor Johnson understands the tradition. She knows the standard that has been set by past members of the Burrell girls 400-meter relay, including the team's

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Gateway’s Jackson picks Syracuse
Courtney Jackson will go from Gateway black and gold to the orange of Syracuse. The Gators junior gave a verbal committed to the Atlantic Coast

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Deer Lakes boys rally for dramatic victory over rival Derry
April 26, 2018
The Derry boys volleyball team led Deer Lakes two games to none in their Section 2-AA match Thursday at Deer Lakes High School. The Trojans

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Valley’s James impresses in debut track and field season
Before this spring, track and field wasn't on the radar of Valley sophomore DeAisha James. Basketball, softball and volleyball were sports more to her liking.

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Freeport’s Kemp displays multiple talents for lacrosse, track teams
April 24, 2018
As a thrower for the Freeport boys track and field team, Austin Kemp doesn't compete in running events during meets. But when a spot opened

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WPIAL team tennis semifinals postponed due to rain
Rain forced the WPIAL to postpone Tuesday's Class AAA and AA team tennis semifinal matches to Wednesday. Fox Chapel, the No. 1 seed in Class

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Valley baseball holds off Shady Side Academy for key section win
April 23, 2018
Jim Basilone had a look of satisfaction on his face after Valley's 4-3 victory at Shady Side Academy on Monday. The Vikings coach knew his

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North Allegheny, Ambridge remain atop boys volleyball rankings
The WPIAL boys volleyball playoffs are only three weeks away, and the teams in contention are making their final pushes with tournament play as well

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Champions crowned at annual Beaver County Championships
Several athletes at or near the top of the WPIAL Class AAA and AA track and field performances lists were in action Saturday at the

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Bethel Park tops Deer Lakes in finals of Plum Invitational boys volleyball tournament
April 22, 2018
The annual Plum boys volleyball tournament attracted a diverse field of teams from both Class AA and AAA in the WPIAL and from outside of

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Starr rising for Kiski Area track and field
April 20, 2018
Jean Starr took extra precautions Friday in the girls javelin competition at the 54th annual Butler Invitational at Butler High School. Recent rain and snow

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Burrell baseball leans on 2-out lightning to defeat rival Valley
April 18, 2018
The Burrell baseball team scored four runs in the top of the second inning of Wednesday's Section 1-3A game at rival Valley. As it turns

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Plum’s Lake continues to shine in sophomore season
April 17, 2018
Mackenzie Lake didn't wait. She knew what she wanted. When St. Francis (Pa.) landed on the Plum sophomore's recruiting radar, it was a process that

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Fox Chapel, Valley set to begin boys tennis playoffs
The WPIAL boys team tennis pairings for Class AAA and AA were released Tuesday, and Fox Chapel and Valley hope to make deep runs in

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Dizon hired as Kiski Area girls basketball coach
Nick Dizon built a basketball coaching philosophy and gained experience at the high school level as an assistant coach the past three seasons with the

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Kordes hired as Highlands girls basketball coach
April 16, 2018
When Courtney Kordes graduated from Highlands in 2009, she had a goal of coming back to the district as a teacher and coach. Her mission

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WPVCA releases Week 5 WPIAL boys volleyball poll
The Western Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association released its Week 5 boys volleyball polls for Class AAA and AA on Monday morning based on a vote

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Fox Chapel sprinter Kate Carnavale keeps injuries at bay to improve performance
April 15, 2018
Kate Carnavale always knew she was fleet of foot through basketball and other running opportunities. The Fox Chapel junior didn't get a chance to display

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Gateway softball benefits from on-field experience
April 14, 2018
The Gateway softball team won only two games last season. The Gators equaled that total through only four games this year with back-to-back victories over

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Another offensive spurt leads Freeport softball over rival Deer Lakes
The Freeport softball team again used a late-game outburst to capture a Section 1-3A victory. The Yellowjackets, who scored six runs in the sixth inning

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Plum softball hopes early success continues through remainder of season
April 13, 2018
Plum coach Jim McGrath said he liked what he saw from his team in early-season workouts. But with so much time spent in the gym

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Freeport softball scores 8 runs in 7th to rally past rival Burrell
April 11, 2018
For the second time in as many days, the Freeport softball team rallied late to pick up a Section 1-3A victory. On Tuesday, the Yellowjackets

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Burrell softball rides explosive offense to mercy-rule win
April 10, 2018
The Burrell softball team is off to a fast start in Section 1-3A. The Bucs have 28 hits in two section contests, including 13 on

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North Allegheny, Ambridge remain at top of WPVCA rankings
April 9, 2018
Bolstered by Saturday's victory at the Derry Invitational, the North Allegheny boys volleyball team remains in the top spot in Class AAA in the latest

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North Allegheny tops field to win Derry boys volleyball tournament
April 8, 2018
The North Allegheny boys volleyball team was a favorite to claim Saturday's Derry Area tournament, and the Tigers produced results to back that up. NA,

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Gateway track teams itching to compete
April 6, 2018
Cold temperatures, rain, wind and snow have messed with the early-season routines and schedules for the region's 100-plus high school track and field programs. The

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Fifteen-team Derry Invitational boys volleyball tournament set for Saturday.
Fifteen boys volleyball teams are set to do battle at the 24th annual Derry Invitational on Saturday at Derry High School. Penn-Trafford enters the tournament

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Weather forecast forces postponement of South Hills Classic
A weather forecast of snow, rain and cold temperatures forced meet officials to postpone Saturday's South Hills Classic track and field meet at Baldwin High

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Plum’s Ryan Kircher getting attention of MLB scouts
Many sets of eyes — and radar guns — will be focused on Plum's Ryan Kircher this spring. The senior lefty has established himself as

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Trio of Mt. Pleasant pitchers combine to no-hit Highlands in season-opener
April 5, 2018
After waiting two weeks through all manner of weather roadblocks, the Highlands and Mt. Pleasant softball teams kicked off their seasons Thursday with a Section

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Plum senior ace Kircher on radar of Major League scouts
Many sets of eyes, and radar guns, will be focused on Plum's Ryan Kircher this spring. The senior lefty established himself over the past several

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Freeport boys lacrosse can’t pull off another comeback
April 4, 2018
The Freeport boys lacrosse team rallied from multiple-goal deficits twice in West Virginia on Saturday to earn a pair of one-goal victories. But the Yellowjackets

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Boys volleyball coaches association releases WPIAL Week 3 rankings
April 2, 2018
The North Allegheny boys volleyball team owns the top spot for Class AAA in the Western Pennsylvania Boys Volleyball Coaches Association Week 3 poll released

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WPIALs meant a little more for Gateway swimmer Mears
When Jake Mears stepped on the diving board or was moving through the water during his swim event, he was alone with his thoughts. He

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A-K Valley track and field preview: Burrell girls hope to defend WPIAL team title
March 30, 2018
The Burrell girls track and field team hoisted the WPIAL Class AA team championship trophy for the first time last spring. A deep lineup on

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Peters Township’s Maize picks up win 400
March 28, 2018
Veteran Peters Township baseball coach Joe Maize won his 400th game Wednesday afternoon as the Indians defeated Steel Valley, 11-4, in a nonsection matchup at

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Coaches association releases Week 2 boys volleyball poll
March 27, 2018
The Western Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association poll for Week 2 has North Allegheny again at the top spot in Class AAA, while Ambridge owns the

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Deer Lakes volleyball sweeps Plum in early-season test
March 26, 2018
The Deer Lakes boys volleyball team used decisive runs en route to wins in each of the first two games of Monday's nonsection match at

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Valley baseball looking for fast start in Myrtle Beach
March 22, 2018
The Valley baseball team has escaped the grips of the unpredictable March weather in Western Pennsylvania and is opening its season Friday and Saturday with

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Valley softball sets sights on playoff berth
The Valley softball team last made the WPIAL playoffs in 2012. Coach Carol Perroz said despite some lean years recently, the pieces are in place

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Norwin’s Tulenko competes at PIAA meet
March 19, 2018
Norwin sophomore Ethan Tulenko made his debut at last week's PIAA Class AAA swimming championships, and he turned in a 26th-place finish in the 50-yard

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Quaker Valley’s Hubsch earns 7th place at PIAA swimming
Quaker Valley was well-represented in the championship and consolation finals at the PIAA Class AA swimming and diving championships Friday and Saturday at Bucknell. The

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Franklin Regional swimmers compete at PIAA meet
Franklin Regional swimmers took part in five events at the PIAA Class AAA championships last week at Bucknell. The Panthers had a trio of swims

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Penn-Trafford’s Kalik claims 6th at PIAA diving meet
For the second year in a row, Penn-Trafford junior Paige Kalik is a PIAA diving medalist. Kalik, this year's WPIAL Class AAA champion, was one

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Plum’s Taylor continues setting swimming records
Devan Taylor now is on the Plum swimming record board in three places. She added the 200-yard individual medley record in January, became part of

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Gateway swimmer Livingston adds to budding legacy
Olivia Livingston's portfolio her first two years as a swimmer at the high school level ranks among some of the top competitors in WPIAL and

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Shady Side Academy girls 400 free relay captures PIAA championship
March 18, 2018
The Shady Side Academy girls 400-yard freestyle relay came into Saturday evening's PIAA Class AA championship heat at Bucknell as the fourth seed. But the

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Highlands’ Blackburn leads Alle-Kiski Valley contingent at PIAA swimming
March 17, 2018
Rachel Blackburn reports to softball practice Monday afternoon as she starts to get ready for her spring high school season. It's a quick turnaround for

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Belle Vernon boys place sixth in AA standings at PIAA swimming and diving
Led by two runner-up finishes from freshman Ian Shahan (100-yard butterfly, 100 backstroke), a third in the 100 breast and a 10th in the 200

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WPIAL and District 8 swimmers set for Saturday’s PIAA AA championship finals at Bucknell
Northgate junior Karen Siddoway captured a second-place medal Friday in the girls 200-yard freestyle at the PIAA Class AA swimming and diving championships at Bucknell.

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Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic’s Maziarz captures PIAA diving title
March 16, 2018
When the high school swimming and diving season began in November, Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic sophomore Kyle Maziarz didn't think he would be standing on

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Deer Lakes’ Morrison swims to 15th at PIAA championship meet
As the 14th seed for Thursday's Class AA boys 200-yard freestyle at the PIAA championships at Bucknell, Deer Lakes sophomore Adam Morrison felt confident he

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Belle Vernon’s Shahan, Mt. Pleasant’s Gardner earn silver at PIAA swim championships
LEWISBURG — Several teams traveling from the north on Route 15 to the PIAA Class AA swimming championships at Bucknell on Thursday morning faced some

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WPIAL swimmers punch tickets to finals on Day 1 at PIAA Class AA championships
LEWISBURG — WPIAL swimmers already are making their mark on Day 1 of the PIAA Class AA swimming and diving championships at Bucknell. Several posted

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Plum’s Taylor earns eighth-place medal at PIAA swim championships
March 15, 2018
After two previous trips to the PIAA Class AAA swimming championships, Plum junior Devan Taylor knew what to expect, from the routines of getting ready

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North Allegheny boys set national record in 400 freestyle relay; team claims PIAA title
LEWISBURG — It was a year in the making. The North Allegheny boys 400-yard freestyle relay touched the wall first at the 2017 PIAA Class

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P-T diver Kalik finishes 6th at PIAAchampionships
LEWISBURG — For the second year in a row, Penn-Trafford junior Paige Kalik is a PIAA diving medalist. Kalik, this year's WPIAL Class AAA champion,

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WPIAL swimmers set for Thursday’s championship finals at PIAA Class AAA meet
LEWISBURG - The North Allegheny boys swim team captured five PIAA AAA championships on Day 1 Wednesday at Bucknell University. The Tigers are hoping for

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North Allegheny boys strike lots of gold on Day 1 of PIAA swimming championships
March 14, 2018
LEWISBURG — The North Allegheny boys swim team is well on its way to defending its PIAA Class AAA championship. The Tigers captured five state

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Latrobe’s Jackson, Hempfield’s Mayo earn medals at PIAA swimming championships
LEWISBURG — Latrobe senior Rylee Jackson hoped to go faster in her 50-yard freestyle championship-finals swim Wednesday at the PIAA Class AAA swimming championships. She

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Fox Chapel diver Cagley claims bronze at PIAA championships
LEWISBURG — Jonah Cagley found himself in third place after the first round of five dives Wednesday at the PIAA Class AAA boys diving championships

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Several WPIAL swimmers, relays punch tickets to PIAA finals
North Allegheny boys swim team members garnered top seeds for the championship finals on Day 1 of the PIAA Class AAA championships Wednesday at Bucknell

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A-K Valley swimmers hoping to make big splash at state meet
March 13, 2018
Sixteen days will pass for Highlands sophomore Rachel Blackburn between her final swim at the WPIAL Class AA championships March 2 and her lone event

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Hempfield’s Mayo looks to improve times at PIAA meet
March 12, 2018
Hempfield junior Gavin Mayo swam a personal best of 20.73 seconds in the boys 50-yard freestyle at the WPIAL Class AAA championships March 1. He

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Five things to watch at the PIAA swimming and diving championships
The stage is set for gold medals to be won and record times and point totals to be challenged as the PIAA hosts the state

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Gateway girls bowling team earns berth in state tournament
After finishing undefeated in its section during the regular season and eighth at the WPIBL team championships Feb. 15, the Gateway girls bowling team had

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Springdale boys ousted by West Middlesex in PIAAs
March 10, 2018
The Springdale boys basketball team hoped to make an impact Saturday in its PIAA 2A first-round game against District 10 champion West Middlesex. The Dynamos,

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Plum’s Small, Penn-Trafford’s Barvinchak claim Western Pa. Regional bowling titles
March 9, 2018
Plum's Shannon Small and Penn-Trafford's Mike Barvinchak each captured singles titles at the Western Pennsylvania Regional Championships on Friday at Princess Lanes in Whitehall. Small

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Freedman steps down as Gateway boys basketball coach
March 7, 2018
Daryn Freedman on Wednesday evening confirmed he is stepping down as head coach of the Gateway varsity boys basketball team. Freedman said his desire to

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Lengthy layoff an obstacle for A-K Valley basketball teams
There aren't many secrets left between the Highlands and Franklin Regional boys basketball teams. The Section 3-5A co-champions will meet for the fourth time Friday

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A-K Valley swimmers awarded bids to PIAA meet
March 6, 2018
Kiski Area senior Josh Madzy was pretty confident his time in the 100-yard backstroke at last Friday's WPIAL championships would net him a spot at

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Times at WPIALs earn Westmoreland County swimmers spot at state meet
The PIAA on Tuesday released the automatic and at-large time qualifying lists for the Class AAA and AA swimming championships, set for March 14-17 at

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Shoop brings Riverview back to WPIAL swimming championships
It had been 17 years since a swimmer from Riverview competed at the WPIAL championships. But freshman Beth Shoop was determined to bring the Raiders

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PIAA releases qualifying lists for state swimming championships
The PIAA on Tuesday released the automatic and at-large time qualifying lists for the Class AAA and AA swimming championships March 14 to 17 at

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Stewart nets 4 goals to vault Burrell past Kennedy Catholic
March 5, 2018
The Burrell hockey team scored 101 goals during its 18-game regular season, easily the most in PIHL Division 2. The Bucs' offense continued to surge

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Plum’s Taylor, girls 200 medley relay shine at WPIAL meet
Plum junior Devan Taylor hauled in a pair of medals at the WPIAL Class AAA swim championships last week at Pitt's Trees Pool. She swam

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Plum senior Jones to play hockey for Arizona State
Katherine Jones is looking to the future to help with her present. The Plum senior and one of the area's top girls hockey players has

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PIAA again delays release of qualifying lists for state swimming championships
The PIAA has adjusted the day and time it will post the automatic and time qualifiers to the state swimming championships at Bucknell University. The

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Gateway’s Olivia Livingston collects two WPIAL golds, sets sights on states
March 4, 2018
After defending both of her WPIAL Class AAA individual championships last week at Pitt's Trees Pool, Gateway sophomore Olivia Livingston is setting her sights on

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PIAA postpones release of swimming state championship qualifier lists
Because of adverse winter weather that has impacted certain areas of the state, a couple of district swimming championship meets will not conclude until Sunday

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Deer Lakes’ Loper surprises himself with WPIAL runner-up finish in 500 free
March 2, 2018
When Deer Lakes sophomore Noah Loper touched the wall at the completion of his 500-yard freestyle race Friday at the WPIAL Class AA swimming championships,

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Records set on Day 2 of WPIAL Class AAA swimming championships
Three new records, numerous other fast swims and closely contested races highlighted the first session of the WPIAL Class AAA championships Thursday at Pitt's Trees

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Fox Chapel’s Filo takes silver at WPIAL swimming
March 1, 2018
Fox Chapel senior Joslyn Filo knew what it felt like to bring home a WPIAL second-place medal. But she didn't know what it felt like

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WPIAL swimmers break records on Day 1 of Class AAA meet
Three WPIAL records fell on Day 1 of the WPIAL Class AAA championships at Pitt's Trees Pool. North Allegheny junior Jack Wright kicked off the

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Deer Lakes pair set for WPIAL swimming encore
February 28, 2018
Deer Lakes sophomores Adam Morrison and Renee Robson made their mark last March in their inaugural appearances at the WPIAL Class AA swim championships. Robson

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A-K Valley hockey teams learn Penguins Cup playoff foes
February 27, 2018
The PIHL Penguins Cup playoff brackets were released Tuesday, and Plum, Fox Chapel, Kiski Area and Burrell know where they fit in for each battle

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Countdown to WPIALs: Upper St. Clair’s Jack Fitzpatrick eyes back-to-back titles in 200 IM
Tribune-Review sports reporter Michael Love and the TribLive High School Sports Network will be profiling 10 swimmers to watch leading up to the 2018 WPIAL

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Plum swimmers seek WPIAL success
February 26, 2018
After more than three months of dual meets and practices of varying intensity, members of the Plum swim teams are on the cusp of the

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Countdown to WPIALs: Butler’s Laura Goettler has WPIAL record to defend in 200 IM
Tribune-Review sports reporter Michael Love and the TribLive High School Sports Network will be profiling 10 swimmers to watch leading up to the 2018 WPIAL

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Livingston leads Gateway contingent into WPIAL swimming championships
Olivia Livingston understands she no longer is the hunter. The Gateway sophomore will be the hunted Thursday and Friday at the WPIAL Class AAA swimming

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Countdown to WPIALs: Belle Vernon’s Ian Shahan hopes for grand debut
February 25, 2018
Tribune-Review sports reporter Michael Love and the TribLive High School Sports Network will be profiling 10 swimmers to watch leading up to the 2018 WPIAL

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Belle Vernon boys basketball survives Ambridge’s rally at WPIALs
February 24, 2018
Belle Vernon made sure there wouldn't be another second-half playoff victory rally for Ambridge. The Bridgers, the No. 6 seed in the WPIAL Class 4A

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Apollo-Ridge girls lose to Neshannock, still have shot at PIAAs
Apollo-Ridge has a new rooting interest. After Saturday's 50-22 loss to No. 3 Neshannock in the WPIAL girls 3A quarterfinals at West Allegheny, the Vikings

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Countdown to WPIALs: Mt. Pleasant’s Heather Gardner has golden expectations
Tribune-Review sports reporter Michael Love and the TribLive High School Sports Network will be profiling 10 swimmers to watch leading up to the 2018 WPIAL

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Highlands boys watch big fourth-quarter lead fade before holding off West A
February 23, 2018
With his team holding a 21-point lead at the midpoint of the third quarter of its WPIAL Class 5A quarterfinal Friday against West Allegheny, Highlands

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Countdown to WPIALs: Penn Hills’ Kimani Gregory eyes continued success
Tribune-Review sports reporter Michael Love and the TribLive High School Sports Network are profiling 10 swimmers to watch leading up to the 2018 WPIAL championship

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Fox Chapel’s Cagley among favorites to claim WPIAL diving gold
February 22, 2018
When the Fox Chapel and Franklin Regional swimming and diving teams met for section competition Feb. 8, spectators were treated to a mini WPIAL preview.

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Countdown to WPIALs: Mt. Lebanon’s Trinity Ward eyes longstanding WPIAL record
Tribune-Review sports reporter Michael Love and the TribLive High School Sports Network will be profiling 10 swimmers to watch leading up to the 2018 WPIAL

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Apollo-Ridge upends Charleroi in girls Class 3A playoffs
February 21, 2018
Apollo-Ridge got knocked down early in the fourth quarter of Wednesday's WPIAL Class 3A first-round girls basketball game against Charleroi at Peters Township. The Vikings

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Countdown to WPIALs: Mars’ Andrew Pierre excels in distance freestyle events
Tribune-Review sports reporter Michael Love and the TribLive High School Sports Network will be profiling 10 swimmers to watch leading up to the 2018 WPIAL

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Zolnierczyk’s free throws seal Springdale’s 1st playoff win since ’08
February 20, 2018
An eight-point halftime lead for the Springdale boys basketball team had evaporated into a back-and-forth one-possession battle with California in a WPIAL Class 2A first-round

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Countdown to WPIALs: Indiana’s Payton Rayko in select company in Class AA
Tribune-Review sports reporter Michael Love and the TribLive High School Sports Network will be profiling 10 swimmers to watch leading up to the 2018 WPIAL

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Kiski Area hockey clinches playoffs by eliminating Deer Lakes
February 19, 2018
The Penguins Cup playoff fates of the Deer Lakes and Kiski Area hockey teams came down to Monday's head-to-head Class A matchup at Frozen Pond

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Gildea to join former Plum athletes on Slippery Rock football team
Jackson Gildea began his high school athletic career at Plum as a goalkeeper on the boys soccer team. He added kicking for football his sophomore

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Countdown to WPIALs: North Allegheny’s Mason Gonzalez has 4 titles to defend
Tribune-Review sports reporter Michael Love and the TribLive High School Sports Network will be profiling 10 swimmers to watch leading up to the 2018 WPIAL

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Gateway wrestlers prepare for section tournament
February 18, 2018
The Gateway wrestling team has put aside all of the invitationals and dual matches and is focusing on its postseason journey that begins Saturday with

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Countdown to WPIALs: Gateway’s Olivia Livingston aims to defend record-setting freestyle titles
Tribune-Review sports reporter Michael Love and the TribLive High School Sports Network will be profiling 10 swimmers to watch leading up to the 2018 WPIAL

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Shaun Gates earns WPIAL title at 160, leads Burrell contingent into wrestling regionals
February 17, 2018
Burrell senior Shaun Gates finished third at 152 pounds at last year's WPIAL Class AA championships. His focus Saturday at Canon-McMillian was on loftier goals.

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Riverview wrestler Tamburro makes program history, reaches WPIAL final
Riverview senior Christian Tamburro has an opportunity to accomplish something that hasn't happened in the Raiders wrestling program in 30 years. Tamburro won his first

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WPIAL AA wrestling championships resume at Canon-McMillan
WPIAL wrestling titles will be decided Saturday at the AA individual tournament at Canon-McMillan High School. Twelve wrestlers in each weight class, the top four

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Burrell wrestling sends all-time-high 13 to WPIAL individuals
February 16, 2018
The Burrell wrestling team got back in the practice room Monday after last weekend's PIAA Class AA team tournament in Hershey. The focus was on

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Charity outdoor hockey game between Bethel Park, Peters Township set
PIHL Class AAA rivals Bethel Park and Peters Township already have played two league games this season. On Tuesday, however, the Black Hawks and Indians

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A-K Valley girls teams leaning on playoff experience
February 15, 2018
The St. Joseph, Leechburg and Freeport girls basketball teams made positive impressions during last year's WPIAL playoffs and punched tickets to the PIAA tournament. All

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WPIBL turning focus to singles championships
The Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Bowling League team championships took center stage this week at Wildlife Lanes in Lower Burrell and Family Bowl-Away in Butler. But

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Freeport girls draw familiar opponent in WPIAL’s 1st round
February 13, 2018
The Freeport girls basketball team is experiencing some WPIAL playoff déjà vu. For the second year in a row, the Yellowjackets will face Elizabeth Forward

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A-K Valley girls teams hoping for long postseason runs
February 12, 2018
The Leechburg girls basketball team missed the WPIAL playoffs in 2015, but that year, a group of freshmen began to form what would be the

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Franklin Regional girls fall short of playoff goals
After a campaign of promising basketball in 2016-17, which included a winning record and a trip to the WPIAL Class 5A playoffs, the Franklin Regional

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Plum wrestlers prep for section tournament
The WPIAL Class AAA wrestling section tournaments are just over a week away, and Plum's group of eight, coach Steve Stremple said, is getting a

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Highlands rallies past Freeport for 5th straight victory
With 3 minutes, 30 seconds left in the third quarter of Monday's nonsection boys basketball matchup between Freeport and Highlands, the score was tied. The

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Burrell girls bowling team hopes regular-season success carries over to postseason
The Burrell girls bowling team finished its regular season Wednesday in some rare company in the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Bowling League. The Bucs joined Gateway,

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Tri-State indoor track and field championships set for Saturday
February 11, 2018
The winter indoor track and field season in western Pennsylvania will be celebrated Saturday at the Tri-State Track Coaches Association championships at Edinboro University. Competition

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PIHL teams battle for playoff spots as regular season winds down
Several PIHL hockey teams in Division I (Class AAA, AA, A) and Division 2 have clinched Penguins Cup playoff spots and are working to position

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Riverview girls basketball finishes section play with win
February 9, 2018
The Riverview girls basketball team clinched a spot in the WPIAL Class 2A playoffs Thursday without playing. Northgate's loss to Sto-Rox meant the Raiders will

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PIHL announces January Players of the Month
The PIHL has announced its players of the month for January. Those selected will receive tickets to and be recognized at the Penguins home game

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Leechburg girls basketball team trounces Brentwood
The Leechburg girls basketball team is not taking it easy as it closes out the regular season and turns its focus to the WPIAL Class

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Plum, Riverview girls basketball teams control own destinies for playoffs
February 7, 2018
The Plum and Riverview girls basketball teams have followed similar paths this season. Both began with only one senior, several young starters and questions as

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Freeport girls lock up 2nd in Section 1 with win over Burrell
February 5, 2018
The Freeport girls basketball team added to its playoff resume Monday as it closed the regular season with a resounding Section 1-4A victory over Burrell,

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Plum girls remain in playoff hunt
With only one senior, one returning starter, several young players and several questions entering the season, first-year Plum girls basketball coach Steve Elsier said he

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Gateway football players ready to finalize college plans on signing day
February 4, 2018
The Gateway football team garnered a great deal of attention near and far this fall as it earned the program's first WPIAL title in 31

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Gateway football team celebrates memorable season with championship rings
A couple of weeks after the Gateway football team concluded its 2017 football season in the PIAA 5A state championship game, a plan began to

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A-K Valley boys squads eye basketball playoff pairings
The WPIAL basketball playoff pairings committee meets Feb. 12 to set the brackets for the boys and girls playoffs in 12 classifications. Several A-K Valley

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A-K Valley girls basketball teams head into final week with playoff spots up for grabs
February 3, 2018
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Freeport girls fend off Deer Lakes for section win
February 1, 2018
The Freeport girls basketball team had things going its way after one quarter of Thursday's Section 1-4A game at rival Deer Lakes. The Yellowjackets led

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Burrell rolls into semifinals in search of 12th straight WPIAL wrestling title
January 31, 2018
Step one is complete. The Burrell wrestling team can turn its focus to Saturday's WPIAL Class AA semifinals in pursuit of its 12th consecutive team

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Manke stands tall for Freeport girls basketball
At 5-foot-8, Jenna Manke often gives up a few inches to the player or players she goes up against in the paint. However, the Freeport

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No. 1 Vincentian Academy too much for No. 4 Leechburg in Class 2A matchup
January 29, 2018
The Leechburg girls basketball team had won seven in a row heading into Monday's Section 2-2A matchup with No. 1 Vincentian Academy. The No. 4

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After scoring snafu, Franklin Regional girls swim team awarded WCCA title
Members of the Hempfield girls swimming and diving team left Derry High School on Saturday with what they thought was a Westmoreland County Coaches Association

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Paced by 6 all-stars, Franklin Regional hockey enters home stretch
The Franklin Regional ice hockey team is in the thick of a balanced playoff race in the PIHL Class AA South/East division. The Panthers began

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Led by all-stars, Plum hockey makes playoff push
The Plum ice hockey team has been making a comeback recently in PIHL Class AAA. Last year's Class AA champion, coach Vinnie Somma said, has

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WPIAL rifle regular season concludes this week ahead of team and individual championships
Only two more match dates remain in the WPIAL rifle regular season, and teams still are in battles for a spot in the team playoffs,

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Area athletes bring home several firsts from second TSTCA indoor meet
January 28, 2018
The Tri-State Track Coaches Association hosted athletes from all throughout western Pennsylvania for a special Friday meet at Edinboro University. The meet, one of the

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With leading scorer Johnson sidelined, Jeannette rolls past Springdale
January 27, 2018
Both the Jeannette and Springdale boys basketball teams entered Friday's Section 1-2A matchup hoping to avoid a second consecutive loss in section play. The Jayhawks

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Kiski Area’s Madzy, back with varsity, preps for WCCAs
January 26, 2018
Joshua Madzy is glad to be back. The Kiski Area senior didn't swim high school meets last year as he opted to concentrate on training

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Freeport girls hang with No. 1 North Catholic before falling
Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic got the opening tip in Thursday's Section 1-4A matchup with Freeport, and Dani Short converted a layup after seven seconds. The

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Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic’s Rottmann wins No. 400 at alma mater
January 25, 2018
When the final buzzer sounded signalling the end of the Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic girls basketball team's 47-33 victory over Freeport, the Trojanettes players surrounded

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Apollo-Ridge girls focused on stretch run after last season’s collapse
Last season's stretch run was anything but ideal for the Apollo-Ridge girls basketball team. The Vikings were right in the playoff mix through 12 games

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Area swimmers and divers gearing up for annual WCCA championships
January 24, 2018
Westmoreland County's best swimmers and divers will descend on Derry High School on Friday and Saturday for the annual Westmoreland County Coaches Association championships. Diving

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Deer Lakes girls basketball loses close contest to Knoch
January 23, 2018
A number of recent matchups between the Knoch and Deer Lakes girls basketball teams went down to the wire, including a five-point win by the

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Franklin Regional’s Cavanaugh shows versatility in pool
January 22, 2018
Patrick Cavanaugh knows what it is like to compete at the WPIAL swimming championships in both individual and relay events. He earned a sixth-place medal

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Plum’s Taylor adds name to school record board
Devan Taylor already owned the school record for the 100-yard breaststroke when she added the record for the 200 individual medley at Plum's Jan. 11

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Several WPIAL athletes earn top honors at weekend indoor track events
Athletes from several dozen WPIAL and City League teams descended on Edinboro University on Saturday for the first Tri-State Track Coaches Association meet of the

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Highlands girls basketball team growing with each game experience
January 20, 2018
The Highlands girls basketball team is young this season and head coach Drew Jonczak said the players have grown through facing adversities in forms such

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Leechburg girls basketball gets offense going, tops Riverview
January 19, 2018
By the end of the first quarter of Thursday's Section 2-2A girls basketball game against Riverview, Leechburg had found its offense and the Raiders were

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A-K Valley players earn PIHL all-star nods
January 18, 2018
The top hockey talent in the PIHL will gather Jan. 28 at Robert Morris' Island Sports Center, and Burrell coach Max Rickard said he's honored

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Burrell girls’ WPIAL basketball playoff streak in danger
The Burrell girls basketball team has an active streak of six consecutive WPIAL playoff appearances. The current Bucs players would love to extend that streak,

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Freeport-Deer Lakes matchup intense as playoff chase heats up
January 17, 2018
Freeport boys basketball coach Mike Beale said he expected intensity between his Yellowjackets and Deer Lakes on Tuesday — with physical defense, players diving everywhere

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Freeport boys top Deer Lakes to earn key Section 1-4A win
Aiden Skradski was in the starting five for the Freeport boys basketball team Tuesday in its Section 1-4A clash with Deer Lakes. It was the

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After death of freshman classmate, Freeport basketball teams help raise funds for various causes
The Freeport boys and girls basketball teams and their booster organizations, in conjunction with many others in the Freeport community came together Tuesday night to

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Franklin Regional swimming and diving team members eye additional qualifying performances
January 16, 2018
The Franklin Regional swimming and diving teams always are well represented at the WPIAL championships at Pitt's Trees Pool. That is expected to be the

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Burrell girls answer early challenge to defeat Valley
The Burrell and Valley girls basketball teams played even over the first six minutes of Monday's Section 1-4A matchup at Valley. The visiting Bucs then

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Plum boys basketball works through challenging season
January 15, 2018
The Plum boys basketball team again finds itself in a challenging section. Section 3 of Class 6A often is regarded as one of the toughest

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Plum swimmers making their marks in WPIAL competition
The Plum swimming team takes to the pool for a pair of meets this week with hopes of building on positive moments in and out

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Christman, Mercurio lead Plum bowling teams
Meghan Christman is the defending Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Bowling League girls singles champion. With the talent featured throughout the WPIBL this season, the Plum senior

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Gateway hockey alumni winter event helps connect past with present
January 14, 2018
The Gateway ice hockey organization has fielded teams for more than 40 years. The 1975-76 team was honored and enshrined by the Gateway Sports Hall

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Gateway girls basketball team earning wins, showing improvement
Gateway girls basketball coach Curtis Williams understands the uphill battles his team faces considering his squad has only one senior and lacks depth. But, he

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Key stretch looms for Freeport girls basketball team
January 13, 2018
When asked to break down the mission for his girls basketball team in the stretch run of the regular season, Freeport coach Fred Soilis kept

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Sharrow’s scoring, rebounding key for Burrell girls basketball
January 12, 2018
Kaylen Sharrow's role for the Burrell girls basketball team increased last year as the Bucs continued a streak of six-straight WPIAL playoff appearances. That role

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Freeport girls hold off Burrell rally in Section 1-4A victory
The Freeport girls basketball team built an 11-point lead at the end of the first quarter of Thursday's Section 1-4A game at Burrell. The Yellowjackets

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Plum grads gather for annual alumni hockey game
January 11, 2018
A tradition spanning two decades continued Dec. 29 as more than 30 Plum High School graduates and Mustang ice hockey alumni gathered at Pittsburgh Ice

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Kurpakus showing scoring touch for St. Joseph girls basketball
Last year as a junior, Chloe Kurpakus was one of three St. Joseph players to score in double figures as she averaged 12.2 points. Her

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St. Joseph’s Jones again making her mark on the court
January 10, 2018
Alex Jones was first off the bench for the St. Joseph girls basketball team last year, but coach Sally Ackerman looked at her as another

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Gators gunning for second section win Thursday in key matchup with Oakland Catholic
January 9, 2018
The Gateway girls basketball team plays a key Section 2-5A game Thursday at Oakland Catholic. The winner between the Gators (1-1) and the Eagles (2-1)

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Burrell bowling teams set to begin second half of section play
The Burrell girls bowling team placed 13th at last year's WPIBL team championship and finished only 35 pins from the top 10. The Bucs entered

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Plum wrestling in the mix for a section playoff spot
The top three teams from each wrestling subsection in WPIAL Class AAA qualify for the postseason, and Plum is right in the mix at 1-2

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Sewickley Academy scores early, often in win against Deer Lakes
January 8, 2018
The Deer Lakes hockey team hoped to improve its playoff positioning in PIHL Class A Monday when it hosted Sewickley Academy at Frozen Pond in

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Burrell hockey to return to action as playoff race heats up
When the Burrell hockey team returns to PIHL Division II action Jan. 15 against Kennedy Catholic at Pittsburgh Ice, it will end a nearly month

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Gateway’s Mark Bozicevic keeping opponents honest with 3-point shooting
January 7, 2018
The Latrobe and Gateway boys basketball teams engaged in an epic battle Dec. 12 with the Wildcats outlasting the Gators, 92-91, in two overtimes. Gateway

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Confidence growing for Gateway wrestling team
The young Gateway wrestling team continues to find its way in the 2017-18 season, and coach Ryan Sula said success on the mat is giving

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Freeport bowlers improving in inaugural WPIBL season
Every year, new teams debut in the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Bowling League. Freeport joined this year, and coach Tom Livingston said team members of varying

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Gateway boys relying on defense to find success in Section 3
January 4, 2018
The Gateway boys basketball team started Section 3-5A play Dec. 21 with a lockdown defensive performance in a 44-23 victory over Kiski Area. It was

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Plum bowlers gain momentum after sweeping Franklin Regional
There was a little bit of frustration for the Plum boys bowling team heading into Wednesday's WPIBL East section clash with undefeated Franklin Regional. andquot;Even

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A-K Valley girls basketball teams get back to WPIAL section action
With a majority of the nonsection games behind them, WPIAL girls basketball teams in the A-K Valley turn their attention to the stretch run in

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A-K Valley girls basketball teams improving after period of struggle
January 3, 2018
The Springdale girls basketball team went winless last season and started the campaign with forfeits because of a lack of players. It was a low

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Kiski Area goes down to wire with top Class A team as playoff race heats up
Kiski Area was on the cusp of an upset victory in PIHL Class A. The Cavaliers had undefeated Bishop McCort on the ropes with a

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Gateway’s Livingston hoping to build on record-setting freshman season
Gateway sophomore Olivia Livingston, the defending WPIAL Class AAA 50- and 100-yard freestyle champion and record holder, came out strong in December in her quest

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WPIAL rifle teams, individuals set for section competition
The new year for WPIAL rifle begins with section play and the quest for a number of teams to qualify for the team playoffs early

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Burrell boys come up short in another close game
January 2, 2018
The Burrell boys basketball team was involved in a number of close games in December. The Bucs lost three games by two points or less

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Gateway swimmers rack up records, qualifying times
December 30, 2017
When the Gateway swimmers and coaches arrived at the high school natatorium for practice last Thursday, they were greeted with cold temperatures as heating issues

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Dunn drives Burrell girls in pursuit of another turnaround
December 28, 2017
Brittany Dunn's approach to athletics, both in basketball and softball, is to take nothing for granted. The Burrell senior basketball guard/forward, also a standout shortstop

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WPIBL leaders post big numbers through December matches
December 27, 2017
Franklin Regional senior Kyle Wilkinson had perhaps the highlight of the first month of the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Bowling League 2017-18 season. Last week in

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Valley girls pull away from Springdale with late surge
When the Valley and Springdale girls basketball teams met at the season-opening Springdale tournament Dec. 9, the Vikings earned a 16-point victory. Tuesday's rematch was

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A-K Valley hockey teams gearing up for stretch run of PIHL season
With the PIHL regular season a little more than half complete, teams in playoff contention, including those from the A-K Valley, are beginning to look

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Young Plum team gaining experience through mat action
December 26, 2017
Plum head wrestling coach Steve Stremple said he is encouraged from what he's seen from the effort of his young team over the first few

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Brothers on Highlands swim team dedicated season to grandfather, A-K Valley sports figure
December 23, 2017
Cole Masarik has his sights set on earning a medal in the 100-yard breaststroke at the WPIAL championships and qualifying for states. The Highlands senior

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Plum wrestling coaches encouraged by early-season effort
Plum wrestling coach Steve Stremple examined his team's numbers coming into the season and concluded that it would be behind the 8-ball when it came

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Freeport misses mark at buzzer in loss to Indiana
Ben Beale made five 3-pointers and finished with a team-high 15 points Friday as Freeport hoped to score a home win over Indiana, the Tribune-Review's

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Kiski Area girls basketball team hoping for more after ‘signature’ win
December 22, 2017
A section victory over Albert Gallatin late in the 2014-15 season snapped a 24-game section losing streak for the Kiski Area girls basketball team. Little

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Deer Lakes hockey ready for stretch run in PIHL Class A
December 21, 2017
The Deer Lakes hockey team got back in the win column in a big way Monday as it routed Blackhawk, 8-2. The Lancers, now 6-5

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Leechburg girls driven to compete for section crown
December 20, 2017
The Leechburg girls basketball team is 4-1 overall heading into a Section 2-2A contest Thursday against Northgate. That one loss came at the hands of

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AK Valley boasts several of WPIBL’s top bowlers in early-season competition
The Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Bowling League is several weeks into its 2017-18 schedule and a number of A-K Valley competitors are at the top of

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Kiski Area girls snap long losing skid in section play
December 18, 2017
With just over five minutes left in the fourth quarter of Monday's Section 4-5A girls basketball game between Plum and Kiski Area, the Mustangs held

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Kiski Area hockey hopes to maintain winning streak
The Kiski Area hockey team suffered an 11-5 loss to undefeated Meadville on Nov. 20, but since then, the Cavaliers have won three straight games

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Gateway bowlers set lofty postseason goals
December 17, 2017
Heading into this season, Gateway bowling coach Joe Bowman saw the potential in his boys and girls teams. With everyone back for the Gators boys

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Gateway wrestling making progress
Sophomore Evan Whiteside's first season on the Gateway varsity wrestling team featured a team-best 22 victories in 32 matches. andquot;Evan learned a lot last year,andquot;

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Burrell girls basketball team eyes fast starts under new coach
December 14, 2017
One of the things Burrell first-year girls basketball coach Meaghan Volek hoped to see from her team as it got into its early schedule was

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Alle-Kiski girls basketball teams find early success
December 13, 2017
Freeport girls basketball coach Fred Soilis said he saw some good things from his team despite season-opening tournament losses to South Fayette and Keystone Oaks,

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Freeport girls basketball runs away with win over Apollo-Ridge
December 11, 2017
With a little more than three minutes elapsed in Monday's nonsection girls basketball game, Freeport had 16 points on its side of the scoreboard. Apollo-Ridge

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Taylor looks to improve record time for Plum swimming
Devan Taylor is the fastest girls 100-yard breaststroker in the history of Plum swimming. She proved it again last year when she set the school

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Gateway’s Livingston returns to defend WPIAL, PIAA titles
December 10, 2017
Olivia Livingston burst onto the high school swimming scene in a big way last year. She already was known as a high-level racer in club-swimming

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Alle-Kiski Valley swimmers hunt for hardware
Renee Robson made the most of her first varsity swim season. The Deer Lakes sophomore posted one of the area's top WPIAL finishes last year

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New-look Plum opens season with win against Gateway
December 8, 2017
With three new starters and several others playing their first varsity game, first-year Plum boys basketball coach Hart Coleman said he was anxious to see

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Valley looks to add victories with deeper lineup
December 4, 2017
Last year, the Valley girls basketball team struggled with numbers. The Vikings started the season with eight players on the roster and were down to

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Valley boys look to maintain momentum after trip to postseason
Two years ago, the Valley boys basketball team had a season most would want to forget. The Vikings went 1-20 overall and were winless in

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Plum girls learning new system under 1st-year coach Elsier
November 30, 2017
Alexa Seigh understood the process. The Plum junior and a number of her teammates went through the transition of a coaching change 18 months ago,

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Plum boys quickly adjust to 1st-year coach Coleman
When first-year Plum boys basketball coach Hart Coleman got settled into the position after his hiring in late June, he quickly realized his team for

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Gateway’s Herman, Kromka make college choices official
November 26, 2017
November's NCAA national letter of intent early signing period has been fruitful for Gateway seniors the past couple of years. Jordan Edwards (Niagara, basketball) and

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Freeport girls basketball sets sights on longer run
The Freeport girls basketball team put a longstanding drought to rest last season by winning a WPIAL playoff game for the first time since 2004

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Freeport boys basketball hoping to build on last season’s playoff berth
The Freeport boys basketball team began last season with uncertainty as it took the court with four new starters. But the Yellowjackets came together throughout

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Freeport volleyball celebrates special season
November 20, 2017
The Freeport girls volleyball team scheduled its season-closing banquet for Sunday evening no matter how far it advanced in the WPIAL or state playoffs. It

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North Allegheny sweeps Bishop Shanahan to capture PIAA Class 4A volleyball championship
November 18, 2017
Every member of the North Allegheny girls volleyball team wasn't born when the program last won a PIAA championship. The Tigers captured three straight Class

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Knoch outlasts Allentown Central Catholic to win PIAA Class AAA volleyball title
JOHNSTOWN — The Knoch girls volleyball team saw its 2016 season come to an end in the PIAA quarterfinals. From that loss, the Knights players

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Freeport rallies past Delone Catholic to capture 1st PIAA volleyball title
JOHNSTOWN — Freeport knew all about having to rally in the PIAA playoffs. The Yellowjackets lost the first game against District 10 champion Corry in

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Freeport volleyball braces for another district champion in bid for 1st PIAA title
At the time the Freeport girls volleyball team played District 6 champion Bald Eagle and District 10 champ Corry in the PIAA Class AA first

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Freeport girls volleyball set to wrap up season in PIAA title game
November 17, 2017
The Freeport girls volleyball team will hold its final practice of the season Friday afternoon. For the team members, it is expected to be a

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Freeport girls avenge loss to Beaver, advance to PIAA title game
November 14, 2017
Hannah Mason got pretty emotional in anticipation of the final point that clinched the Freeport girls volleyball team's first-ever trip to the PIAA championship game.

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Plum set to induct new class of athletes into Hall of Fame
November 13, 2017
Plum graduates Anthony Cipollone and Jeff Hahn are members of their respective collegiate halls of fame. Cipollone, a 1988 Plum graduate, received enshrinement into the

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Plum baseball players make college decisions final
Each year, the Plum High School baseball program has a knack for celebrating a number of seniors who will take their talents to the next

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Freeport volleyball ready for rematch with WPIAL champion Beaver
As soon as Freeport finished its four-game victory over Corry on Saturday in the PIAA Class AA girls volleyball quarterfinals at Slippery Rock High School,

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Amid program’s best run, Freeport girls volleyball team still hungry
The Freeport girls volleyball team celebrated making school history Saturday with dinner and a movie. After beating defending state champion Corry to become the first

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Gateway’s Jordan Edwards, Olivia Miller finalize college decisions
November 12, 2017
Jordan Edwards saw Gateway athletes celebrate their college choices on signing day year after year, and she knew some day, her time would come. That

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Freeport volleyball knocks off defending PIAA champs to advance to semifinals for first time
November 11, 2017
There will be a new PIAA Class AA champion in girls volleyball. Freeport stopped District 10 champion Corry's run to a repeat with a 3-1

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Central Catholic downs Penn Hills to return to WPIAL Class 6A final
November 10, 2017
Central Catholic is headed back to Heinz Field. For the fifth straight season and second time in the new 6A classification, the Vikings will play

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Freeport volleyball hoping to reach 1st PIAA semifinals, but reigning champ stands in way
Haley Graham remembers the feeling, just two years ago, when Freeport last made it to the PIAA Class AA quarterfinal round. The junior middle hitter

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Freeport volleyball’s stellar defense must step up vs. Corry
November 9, 2017
The Bald Eagle Area and Freeport girls volleyball teams were going back and forth early in the third set of Tuesday's PIAA Class AA first-round

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Freeport sweeps into PIAA girls volleyball quarterfinals
November 7, 2017
CRESSON — The Freeport girls volleyball team ran the gamut of emotions after Saturday's five-set loss to Beaver in the WPIAL Class AA championship game.

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Springdale boys soccer regroups for PIAA playoffs
November 5, 2017
As Friday's 2-0 loss to Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic in the WPIAL Class A title game was still fresh in the minds and on the

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CW North Catholic blanks Springdale to claim WPIAL boys soccer title
November 3, 2017
The Springdale boys soccer team's run to Friday's WPIAL Class A championship game was fueled by upsets against higher-seeded playoff opponents. The No. 7 Dynamos

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Freeport girls volleyball aims for 3rd consecutive WPIAL title
Hannah Mason knows what it's like to go head-to-head in an intense battle with the Beaver girls volleyball team. The senior outside hitter and her

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Moon girls edge Mars to defend WPIAL Class AAA title
It wasn't easy, but the Moon girls soccer team is a champion again. The Tigers took one-goal leads twice in Friday's WPIAL Class AAA title

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Defending champion Freeport girls advance to WPIAL title game
November 2, 2017
Freeport ran away from Serra Catholic in Game 1 of Thursday's WPIAL Class AA semifinal at Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic. The No. 1-seeded Yellowjackets were

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Fox Chapel leads way as A-K Valley runners head to PIAAs
The Fox Chapel girls cross country team made a charge at a WPIAL team championship last week at Cooper's Lake Campground. The Foxes finished as

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A-K Valley players to watch for Week 10
November 1, 2017
Isiah Bauman Freeport, so., WR/DB Bauman (6-0, 165) caught a touchdown in last week's 34-6 victory over Valley. It was his second score of the

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Fox Chapel faces familiar foe Penn-Trafford in opening round
Nick Gizzo was a freshman the most recent time Fox Chapel made the WPIAL playoffs. It was 2014, and the Foxes, as the No. 15

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Waynesburg girls soccer ends Freeport’s season
October 30, 2017
The Freeport girls soccer team hoped for a repeat performance. The Yellowjackets' run to last year's WPIAL Class AA title game included a victory over

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Springdale boys soccer set for semifinal match
October 28, 2017
For much of the regular season, the Springdale boys soccer team worked on setting up corner kicks as high-level scoring opportunities. The players knew that

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Freeport shows physicality in victory over Valley
Freeport came within seconds of posting its third shutout of the season. But a 45-yard scamper for a touchdown by Valley quarterback Alex Ward on

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Riverview cross country follows Barnes to 2nd-place WPIAL finish
October 26, 2017
Ben Barnes battled the Cooper's Lake cross country course, many of the best runners in the WPIAL and a nagging back issue. In the end,

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Springdale boys soccer edges No. 2 Freedom to reach semifinals
October 25, 2017
Springdale knew of Freedom's offensive and defensive prowess that propelled it to an undefeated record in Class A Section 1, a 17-1 regular-season mark and

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A-K Valley players to watch for Week 9
Alex Bellinotti Burrell, jr., TE/LB The Bucs hope to end a tough season on a positive note, and the two-way standout is expected to be

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WPIAL boys soccer quarterfinal preview capsules for A-K Valley teams
October 24, 2017
Quarterfinals Class AA No. 12 Beaver (7-8-3) vs. No. 4 Deer Lakes (13-3-2) 8 p.m. Wednesday at Seneca Valley On air: Tribhssn.triblive.com Winner plays: No.

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Plum girls soccer falls to North Allegheny in 1st round
October 23, 2017
It wasn't the start Plum had envisioned. As a result, it wasn't the ending the Mustangs wanted. North Allegheny jumped out to a quick two-goal

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Plum runners ready for WPIAL meet
Nick Kinek was used to running shorter distances in junior high cross country races. The increase to 3.1 miles for varsity competitions this season apparently

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Upper St. Clair bests Plum boys soccer in overtime
October 21, 2017
Four times in the regular season the Plum boys soccer team scored a goal in the final 10 minutes of regulation to tie or take

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Wesley shines as Imani Christian routs Springdale
October 20, 2017
Tawan Wesley only threw 12 passes in Friday night's Eastern Conference battle between Imani Christian and Springdale, but 11 of them were completed. The Saints

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WPIAL boys soccer playoff capsules
October 19, 2017
Class AAAA First round No. 16 Fox Chapel (9-8) at No. 1 Peters Township (14-0-1) 5 p.m. Saturday Winner plays: No. 8 Penn-Trafford or No.

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A-K Valley players to watch for Week 8
October 18, 2017
Matt Charlton Freeport, sr., OL/DL The veteran will be key on both sides of the ball in a matchup with Keystone Oaks that will decide

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Deer Lakes boys soccer team excited for postseason
October 16, 2017
In Jordan Wiegand's first stint as coach of the Deer Lakes boys soccer team, he helped the 2013 Lancers snap an 11-year playoff-appearance drought. As

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Much more awaits Gateway tennis standout Abby Herman
October 15, 2017
Abby Herman said the impending conclusion of her high school tennis career is bittersweet. On one hand, the Gateway senior can look back on one

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Deer Lakes boys soccer edges Freeport
October 12, 2017
The Deer Lakes boys soccer team had a two-sided goal as it hosted rival Freeport on Thursday in the Section 2-AA finale for both teams.

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GCC girls stay atop Section 1-A after topping Apollo-Ridge
October 11, 2017
The Greensburg Central Catholic and Apollo-Ridge girls soccer teams share space with Shady Side Academy at or near the top of the Section 1-A standings.

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A-K Valley players to watch for Week 7
Seth Cohen Highlands, jr., QB Highlands nearly pulled off an upset of Montour last week, and the Golden Rams QB was a big part of

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Freeport boys soccer team eyes playoff run
October 9, 2017
Last year, the Freeport boys soccer team was unbeaten in Section 2-AA play. With a core of key returning contributors, the Yellowjackets hoped for a

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Gateway Sports Hall of Fame set to induct Class of 2017
October 8, 2017
The Gateway Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2017 began in the late 1960s with a founding father of Gateway's football success and continued to

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Fox Chapel field hockey counting on young players as it attempts WPIAL three-peat
Fox Chapel is the two-time defending WPIAL Class AAA field hockey champion. The Foxes knew they would get everyone's top game this season as they

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Gateway QB Brady Walker throws 6 touchdowns in rout of Plum
October 6, 2017
The Gateway football team wasted little time getting scoring Friday night at Plum. Gators senior quarterback Brady Walker found Jeremiah Josephs for a 12-yard touchdown.

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A-K Valley players to watch for Week 6
October 4, 2017
Devon Binz Riverview, jr., RB/DB The major focus of the offense in recent weeks at tailback, Binz (5-foot-10, 170 pounds) hopes to break out against

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Burrell girls soccer gets section win over Springdale
October 2, 2017
The Burrell girls soccer team called upon its patience and perseverance Monday during its Section 2-AA game with rival Springdale at Buccaneer Stadium. The Bucs

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Plum boys soccer team chasing section championship
The members of the Plum boys soccer team met Saturday morning — early — for a light 90-minute workout to bridge the gap between last

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East Boros Sports Hall of Fame to enshrine newest class
September 30, 2017
Amy (Williams) Scheuneman was a star in soccer, cross county and track and field at Plum High School in the late 1990s. Just a few

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Springdale tramples Riverview behind ground game that gains 278 yards
September 29, 2017
Legendary football coach Chuck Wagner was honored and celebrated in an emotional time of recognition before Friday's Eastern Conference game between Riverview and Springdale at

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A-K Valley players to watch for Week 5
September 27, 2017
Logan Bitar Burrell, jr., RB/DB Bitar (5-foot-11, 170 pounds) is the workhorse for the Bucs' offense with 778 rushing yards and five TDs on 105

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Riverview, Springdale boys soccer facing crucial stretch in Section 3-A
September 25, 2017
The Springdale and Riverview boys soccer teams enter Tuesday's Section 3-A play date tied for third place with 5-2-1 records. But both the Dynamos and

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Apollo-Ridge freshmen lead ‘monumental win’ over Burrell
September 23, 2017
Apollo-Ridge faced a sizeable degree of adversity coming into its Allegheny Conference 3A game against rival Burrell on Friday at Owens Field. The Vikings lost

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Rivals Riverview, Springdale play to draw in 1st meeting
September 21, 2017
As the first half of the Section 3-A slate came to a close Thursday afternoon, the Riverview and Springdale boys soccer teams each had three

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A-K Valley players to watch for Week 4
September 20, 2017
Noah Gillette Highlands, jr., LB The Golden Rams used a big defensive performance to upend rival Knoch last week, and Gillette (5-foot-10, 192 pounds) was

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Plum runners continue to lower times
September 18, 2017
The Plum boys and girls cross country teams were young at last year's WPIAL championships. The Mustangs boys took 18th, and the girls were 25th.

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Highlands boys soccer shows marked improvement, eyes postseason berth
A 4-2 home nonsection win last Thursday was the fourth of the season for the Highlands boys soccer team. The Golden Rams, 4-4, won just

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Plum hands Franklin Regional football 1st defeat
September 15, 2017
The Plum offense struggled over the first three weeks of the season. The Mustangs had scored just nine points, and they came on three Jackson

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A-K Valley players to watch for Week 3
September 13, 2017
Logan Harmon Apollo-Ridge, fr., RB The Vikings are 3-0, and a number of newcomers have helped the cause. Harmon (5-foot-7, 190) tallied 82 rushing yards

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A-K Valley boys soccer teams in transition gain early footing
September 11, 2017
The St. Joseph varsity boys soccer team tested its mettle Monday afternoon against an undefeated Freeport squad ranked third in the Tribune-Review's WPIAL Class AA

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Plum golfer Shelby Shumaker set to compete at Pebble Beach
Two years ago this month, Shelby Shumaker traveled to the Pebble Beach Golf Course in California to support older sister Samantha who played in the

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Seton LaSalle rallies to take down Valley in Allegheny Conference
September 9, 2017
Things started well enough for Valley in its Allegheny Conference game Friday against Seton LaSalle at Memorial Stadium. The Vikings scored on the first play

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No. 4 Freeport boys soccer tops No. 2 Shady Side Academy in lightning-halted game
September 7, 2017
With 16 minutes and 44 seconds left in the second half of Thursday's Section 2-2A boys soccer match between rivals Freeport and Shady Side Academy,

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Burrell, Freeport girls soccer clash suspended by weather
September 6, 2017
Mother Nature didn't let the Freeport and Burrell girls soccer teams finish their Section 2-AA opener Wednesday evening at Burrell High School. Lightning caused a

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A-K Valley players to watch for Week 2
Logan Bitar Burrell, jr., RB/DB Despite his team's 12-6 loss to Hopewell on Friday, Bitar (5-foot-11, 170 pounds) tallied 185 yards on 23 carries and

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Plum volleyball not satisfied with ’16 finish
September 4, 2017
Carly Bonk saw her Plum varsity girls volleyball team make strides throughout last season, and those improvements culminated in a third-place finish in Section 4

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Plum’s Elsier settles in as girls basketball coach
September 3, 2017
Steve Elsier finds himself in unfamiliar territory as the new Plum girls basketball coach, but he is not unfamiliar to coaching at the high school

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Keystone Oaks scores twice in 4th quarter to rally past Valley
September 1, 2017
Through three quarters of Friday's season-opening Allegheny Conference clash with Valley at Dormont Stadium, Keystone Oaks had just three points on its side of the

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A-K Valley players to watch for Week 1
August 30, 2017
Ben Blacksmith Riverview, jr., WR/DB Blacksmith is one of several on a still-young team with returning experience from a playoff squad. Blacksmith (6-foot, 160) should

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Former Biglerville coach Elsier to lead Plum girls
August 28, 2017
A summer search at Plum has landed a new varsity girls basketball coach. Steve Elsier, the boys varsity coach at District 3's Biglerville High School

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Plum boys soccer team looking for more this season after successful 2016
August 27, 2017
Last season was one of growth for the members of the Plum boys soccer team. The Mustangs turned things around from a 2-9-1 section record

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Plum girls soccer team eyes next step after winning sectional title
The Plum girls soccer team snapped a long drought last fall, capturing its first section championship since 1988. The Mustangs clinched a tie for the

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Fitzroy leads Apollo-Ridge in rout of Leechburg
August 26, 2017
Apollo-Ridge's Kyle Fitzroy connected with younger brother Klay on an 11-yard touchdown pass with 8 minutes, 42 seconds left in the first quarter of Friday's

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A-K Valley players to watch for Week Zero
August 24, 2017
Drew DiNunzio-Biss Kiski Area, RB/LB, jr. The Cavaliers' veteran will try to pick up where he left off last season against Canon-McMillan on Friday. DiNunzio-Biss

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Gateway football team motivated by how its 2016 season ended
August 20, 2017
Five seconds. That's all that separated Gateway from last year's WPIAL 5A championship game at Heinz Field. But McKeesport's dramatic last-second Hail Mary touchdown in

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Riverview football has big plans for transfer Conley
Riverview sophomore offensive lineman and defensive end Zach Hanlon said the young Raiders, with numbers in the low 20s, will need to overcome adversities this

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Apollo-Ridge girls soccer keeps building
Three years ago, a group of girls set out on a journey to establish a soccer program at Apollo-Ridge. The foundation was set for future

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Dual-threat Romanchak ready to lead Freeport back to playoffs
August 15, 2017
Austin Romanchak grew up with a mentor in his backyard. He watched his older brother, Andrew, develop his athletic skills and mold himself into a

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Alex Bellinotti leads Burrell football into season
August 12, 2017
Two years ago, as a freshman, Burrell's Alex Bellinotti got his chance to show what he could do with playing time on offense, defense and

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Plum graduate Joyce recognized for perseverance, courage
August 7, 2017
Steven Joyce finished his Stampede in the Park 5K race July 22 in eighth place with a time of 19 minutes, 50 seconds. The 23-year-old

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Gateway football hopes 7-on-7 success can translate into wins
August 6, 2017
Preseason camp for WPIAL high school football begins early Monday morning. Gateway has its sights set on a strong season in Class 5A. The Gators

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Apollo-Ridge QB Jake Fello feeling confident for his 2nd season
August 12, 2018
When starting quarterback Kyle Fitzroy went down with an injury last year, Jake Fello got the chance, as a freshman, to navigate the Apollo-Ridge offense

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A-K Valley athletes benefit from off-season work for individual sports
August 10, 2018
Izzy Komaniak is enjoying a relaxing vacation with family in Puerto Vallara, Mexico this week, and since she's been there, the Riverview senior has devoted

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Gateway rising senior Bryce Washington works out during the Kohl’s Kicking National Invitaional Scholarship Camp July 22, 2018, in Milwaukee, Wis.
Gateway’s Washington tests mettle against nation’s top long-snappers
August 2, 2018
Bryce Washington was having a strong start to his junior football season at Gateway. Through four games of the 2017 campaign, the defensive lineman and

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Steel Valley’s Hill, West Mifflin’s Parker, Penn Hills’ Smith commit to Howard
A trio of WPIAL football standouts plan to become teammates in college. Steel Valley's Todd Hill, West Mifflin's Parrish Parker and Penn Hills' Terry andquot;Tankandquot;

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After transferring from Central Catholic, Thomas brings championship experience to Penn Hills
July 19, 2018
Corey Thomas knew a lot about the talent at Penn Hills long before his transfer to the school from Central Catholic this past spring. The

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High school football camps are coming to a close and area teams are gearing up for the first game of their season. Penn Hills quarterback Hollis Mathis (wearing #12) during practice drills on Tuesday, August 15 at Yuhas-McGinley Stadium. Lillian DeDomenic | For The Tribune Review
Penn Hills’ Mathis preps for breakout season
July 14, 2018
Hollis Mathis put up big numbers last season from his quarterback position and led Penn Hills to an 8-4 record in Class 6A, a 3-3

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Gateway High School's Jeremiah Josephs (2) rushes the ball down field against Woodland Hills on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017.
Josephs returns to bolster defense for WPIAL Class 5A champion Gateway
July 10, 2018
While the Gateway offense grabbed a lot of the headlines last fall during the team's run to the WPIAL Class 5A championship and the PIAA

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Gateway’s Courtney Jackson ready to build on breakout season
July 8, 2018
The Tribune-Review and the TribLive High School Sports Network are profiling each member of the 25-player Trib HSSN Preseason WPIAL Football All-Star team. The players

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Penn Hills’ Hardy counting down to promising ’18 campaign
July 3, 2018
The Tribune-Review and the TribLive High School Sports Network are profiling each member of the 25-player Trib HSSN Preseason WPIAL Football All-Star team. The players

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Gateway’s Davis looks to build on impressive freshman season
July 1, 2018
The Tribune-Review and the TribLive High School Sports Network are profiling each member of the 25-player Trib HSSN Preseason WPIAL Football All-Star team. The players

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Highlands basketball tandem on path to recovery
June 28, 2018
Jaharee Holt went after a loose ball heading out of play. She fell, landed awkwardly and felt a pop in her left knee. At that

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New Kensington gymnast Pierson to compete with all-stars in Hungary
June 26, 2018
Abbie Pierson finalized obtaining a passport Tuesday that will allow her travel internationally this fall. The New Kensington resident and rising senior at St. Joseph

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St. Joseph student fares well at state, regional and national gymnastic meets
June 20, 2018
Abbie Pierson, a rising senior at St. Joseph High School and a New Kensington resident, fared well in several gymnastics competitions this spring. Pierson, who

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New girls basketball coaches start preparing their teams
June 17, 2018
With close to two months since they were hired and with the summer beginning, new girls basketball coaches Nick Dizon (Kiski Area) and Courtney Kordes

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Darius Johnson leads A-K Valley contingent in Foothills Classic
June 15, 2018
Darius Johnson came into Friday's Foothills Classic all-star football game at Hempfield with a lot of confidence. The Valley standout got his chance to shine,

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With rivalry aside, Burrell, Valley players join forces for Foothills Football Classic
June 14, 2018
Jacob Robertson experienced up close the intensity of the Burrell-Valley on Friday night football rivalry. He and his Bucs teammates were on the short end

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Players selected to All-WPIAL, all-section girls lacrosse squads
June 13, 2018
The All-WPIAL and all-section girls lacrosse teams for both Class AAA and Class AA recently were finalized. Eight AAA teams and eight in AA were

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Positive Athlete Pittsburgh presents annual awards, scholarships
The Sen. John Heinz History Center and Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum provided the setting Tuesday evening for the seventh annual Positive High School Athlete awards.

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Gymnast Miller finishes Gateway career strong
June 8, 2018
Olivia Miller knew she would be a gymnast at Pitt since she gave a verbal commitment to the Panthers program as a sophomore at Gateway.

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Plum athletes set to begin collegiate careers
Members of the Plum High School Class of 2018 accepted their diplomas June 7. The ceremony capped an important chapter in their lives. A number

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Blackhawk’s Amalia gives verbal commitment to Robert Morris
June 4, 2018
Blackhawk rising junior guard Mackenzie Amalia announced her verbal commitment Monday evening to the women's basketball program at Division I Robert Morris. Amalia averaged 17

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Gateway softball enjoys improvement in ’18
June 1, 2018
Before the Gateway softball team began its season, first-year coach Scott Lewis said learning and skill improvement in every practice and game would be major

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Gateway’s Jackson stays busy at PIAA championships
Gateway track and field was well represented in championship meets to close out the 2017 spring campaign, and those performances extended to the PIAA Class

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Former Plum player Mains set to lead Mustangs hockey program
When Phil Mains heard Plum hockey officials were interested in talking with him about their open head coach position, he was excited to see what

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Plum’s Linhart excels at PIAA championships
Last year, Plum's Hunter Linhart placed 17th in the discus at the WPIAL Class AAA track and field championships at Baldwin. He refocused his efforts

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Brownsville tops Avonworth to claim 1st WPIAL Class 3A baseball title
May 30, 2018
Nearly two decades had passed since a Brownsville baseball team played for a WPIAL baseball championship. The Falcons suffered a loss to Waynesburg in the

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Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic baseball wins WPIAL championship
May 29, 2018
With eight seniors in the lineup for Tuesday's WPIAL Class 2A baseball championship game against Serra Catholic at Washington's Wild Things Park, an experienced Cardinal

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Gateway’s Bryce Washington invited to elite camp for football specialists
May 27, 2018
Gateway junior Bryce Washington is invitated to the Kohl's Kicking National Invitational Scholarship Camp on July 21-22 in Milwaukee. Many of the nation's top kickers,

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All four WPIAL champs advance to PIAA boys singles, doubles tennis semifinals
May 25, 2018
Two WPIAL singles players and two doubles teams still are alive for titles at the PIAA boys tennis championships at the Hershey Racquet Club. All

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WPIAL Class AAA boys volleyball all-star teams recognized
The WPIAL Class AAA boys volleyball all-star first, second and third teams were announced between the Class AA and AAA championships games Thursday night at

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WPIAL Class AA boys volleyball all-star teams announced
The WPIAL Class AA boys volleyball all-star first, second and third teams were announced between the Class AA and AAA championships games Thursday night at

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Short-handed Deer Lakes loses to Montour in WPIAL Class AA volleyball consolation
May 24, 2018
A return trip to the PIAA state playoffs wasn't in the cards for Deer Lakes boys volleyball. After losing the first two games of Thursday's

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High hopes for Highlands’ CJ Thimons at PIAA track and field
CJ Thimons finished fourth in the Class AAA 800-meter run at WPIALs on May 17. The Highlands sophomore ran a time of 1 minute, 55.75

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Deer Lakes, Montour meet in WPIAL boys volleyball comsolation
May 23, 2018
Two years ago, the Deer Lakes boys volleyball team, as the No. 3 seed in the WPIAL Class AA tournament, lost in the district semifinals.

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Mains returns to Plum as varsity hockey head coach
A sizeable portion of Phil Mains' growth in hockey came in the several years he spent as a player in the Plum program more than

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McCoy’s walk-off hit leads South Side Beaver baseball past Burrell
May 21, 2018
When Luke Virag lifted a ball over the right-field fence with two runners on in the top of the third of Monday's WPIAL Class 3A

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Gateway baseball reflects on 3rd straight trip to postseason
May 19, 2018
The Gateway baseball team was on the cusp of ending a WPIAL playoff win drought that extended more than two decades. The Gators and Hampton

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Valley’s Johnson defends WPIAL high jump title
May 17, 2018
Darius Johnson knew what it was like to stand at the top of the medals podium at the WPIAL Class AA track and field championships

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Burrell girls relay golden again at WPIAL championships
The Burrell girls 400-meter relay team pulled off a four-peat Thursday at the WPIAL track and field championships at Baldwin High School. The Bucs team

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Valley’s Buzzell seeks golden debut at WPIAL championships
May 16, 2018
Jared Buzzell is making his debut at the WPIAL track and field championships. The Valley senior sprinter missed out on an opportunity to run there

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Fast start fuels Plum baseball in 1st-round win vs. Mt. Lebanon
May 15, 2018
The Plum baseball team jumped to a three-run lead on Mt. Lebanon in the first inning of Tuesday's WPIAL 6A first-round game at North Allegheny.

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Deer Lakes volleyball looks forward to WPIAL quarterfinals
May 14, 2018
Deer Lakes boys volleyball earned the No. 3 seed for the WPIAL Class AA playoffs and received a bye into the quarterfinals as the brackets

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WPIAL releases boys volleyball playoff brackets
The WPIAL released its Class AAA and AA boys volleyball playoff brackets Monday morning, and North Allegheny and Derry are the No. 1 seeds, respectively.

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Defending champions seek repeat performances at WPIAL meet
The WPIAL Class AAA and AA track and field individual finals are Thursday at Baldwin, and there are several athletes who will attempt to defend

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Sprinters lead Gateway boys into WPIAL meet
May 12, 2018
The Gateway track and field teams will be well represented at the WPIAL Class AAA individual championships Thursday at Baldwin. andquot;There is a chance for

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Strong finishes lead Gateway baseball, softball teams to postseason berths
As with every other baseball and softball team in the WPIAL, the Gateway squads endured a number of early-season game postponements or cancellations and too

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Plum sending 5 athletes to WPIAL track and field event
May 11, 2018
Maddie Monick now is a three-time WPIAL qualifier in the hurdles who hopes to return to the PIAA championships in a couple of weeks. The

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WPIAL track and field championship heat sheets released
May 10, 2018
The heat sheets for both the WPIAL AAA and AA championships were released to the WPIAL website Thursday morning, paving the way for teams and

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WPIAL alums named to PAC softball all-star teams
May 9, 2018
The Presidents Athletic Conference announced its 2018 softball all-star teams and annual award winners Wednesday, and numerous WPIAL alums filled the lists. Selected to the

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Kiski Area softball holds off Armstrong to clinch playoff spot
May 8, 2018
The Kiski Area softball team is heading back to the playoffs. The Cavaliers topped Armstrong, 4-3, in their Section 1-5A finale Tuesday and clinched their

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Burrell girls settle for 2nd at WPIAL championship meet
May 7, 2018
As the defending WPIAL Class AA girls track and field champion, Burrell entered Monday's championship meet at Baldwin hoping to continue a trend among the

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Final WPVCA boys rankings released
The final Western Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association boys WPIAL rankings were released Monday, and North Allegheny and Ambridge remained in the top spots of the

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Coaches, campus led Gateway’s Jackson to choose Syracuse
May 5, 2018
Courtney Jackson will go from Gateway black and gold to the orange of Syracuse. The Gators junior ended a busy football recruiting process by giving

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Alvis Rogers set to lead Gateway boys basketball
Alvis Rogers was quick to put his name in the hat to become the new varsity boys basketball head coach at Gateway. He wanted to

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Deer Lakes throwers prepare for WPIAL meet
May 3, 2018
At the Allegheny Interscholastic Conference (Section 7-AA) track and field championships April 25 at Freeport High School, Deer Lakes swept the girls throwing events. Seniors

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Confidence growing for Deer Lakes volleyball players
May 2, 2018
With the WPIAL boys volleyball playoffs right around the corner — the playing pairings are expected to be released May 14 — Deer Lakes players

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Teams set for WPIAL track and field finals
May 1, 2018
The WPIAL team track and field finals are set after Tuesday's semifinal meets, and three of the four champions from 2017 will have a shot

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Deer Lakes softball belts 3 home runs to defeat Valley
April 30, 2018
The long ball served the Deer Lakes softball team well in Monday's Section 1-3A contest at Valley. Three home runs accounted for all four Lancers

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Western Pa. Boys Volleyball Coaches Association releases Week 7 rankings
The WPIAL Class AAA and AA boys volleyball playoffs are getting closer as teams prepare themselves for the stretch run of the regular season. The

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Alvis Rogers ready to take over Gateway boys basketball program
April 29, 2018
It was well known Alvis Rogers likely was going to be named the new coach of the Gateway boys basketball program before Thursday's school board

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Gateway grad Means runs record 100 time at Shippensburg invitational
Gateway graduate and Cal (Pa.) junior Jae'Len Means recorded the fastest time in the 100-meter dash in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference since 2006 with

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Burrell sprint relay takes aim at WCCA title
April 27, 2018
Taylor Johnson understands the tradition. She knows the standard that has been set by past members of the Burrell girls 400-meter relay, including the team's

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Gateway’s Jackson picks Syracuse
Courtney Jackson will go from Gateway black and gold to the orange of Syracuse. The Gators junior gave a verbal committed to the Atlantic Coast

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Deer Lakes boys rally for dramatic victory over rival Derry
April 26, 2018
The Derry boys volleyball team led Deer Lakes two games to none in their Section 2-AA match Thursday at Deer Lakes High School. The Trojans

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Valley’s James impresses in debut track and field season
Before this spring, track and field wasn't on the radar of Valley sophomore DeAisha James. Basketball, softball and volleyball were sports more to her liking.

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Freeport’s Kemp displays multiple talents for lacrosse, track teams
April 24, 2018
As a thrower for the Freeport boys track and field team, Austin Kemp doesn't compete in running events during meets. But when a spot opened

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WPIAL team tennis semifinals postponed due to rain
Rain forced the WPIAL to postpone Tuesday's Class AAA and AA team tennis semifinal matches to Wednesday. Fox Chapel, the No. 1 seed in Class

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Valley baseball holds off Shady Side Academy for key section win
April 23, 2018
Jim Basilone had a look of satisfaction on his face after Valley's 4-3 victory at Shady Side Academy on Monday. The Vikings coach knew his

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North Allegheny, Ambridge remain atop boys volleyball rankings
The WPIAL boys volleyball playoffs are only three weeks away, and the teams in contention are making their final pushes with tournament play as well

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Champions crowned at annual Beaver County Championships
Several athletes at or near the top of the WPIAL Class AAA and AA track and field performances lists were in action Saturday at the

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Bethel Park tops Deer Lakes in finals of Plum Invitational boys volleyball tournament
April 22, 2018
The annual Plum boys volleyball tournament attracted a diverse field of teams from both Class AA and AAA in the WPIAL and from outside of

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Starr rising for Kiski Area track and field
April 20, 2018
Jean Starr took extra precautions Friday in the girls javelin competition at the 54th annual Butler Invitational at Butler High School. Recent rain and snow

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Burrell baseball leans on 2-out lightning to defeat rival Valley
April 18, 2018
The Burrell baseball team scored four runs in the top of the second inning of Wednesday's Section 1-3A game at rival Valley. As it turns

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Plum’s Lake continues to shine in sophomore season
April 17, 2018
Mackenzie Lake didn't wait. She knew what she wanted. When St. Francis (Pa.) landed on the Plum sophomore's recruiting radar, it was a process that

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Fox Chapel, Valley set to begin boys tennis playoffs
The WPIAL boys team tennis pairings for Class AAA and AA were released Tuesday, and Fox Chapel and Valley hope to make deep runs in

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Dizon hired as Kiski Area girls basketball coach
Nick Dizon built a basketball coaching philosophy and gained experience at the high school level as an assistant coach the past three seasons with the

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Kordes hired as Highlands girls basketball coach
April 16, 2018
When Courtney Kordes graduated from Highlands in 2009, she had a goal of coming back to the district as a teacher and coach. Her mission

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WPVCA releases Week 5 WPIAL boys volleyball poll
The Western Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association released its Week 5 boys volleyball polls for Class AAA and AA on Monday morning based on a vote

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Fox Chapel sprinter Kate Carnavale keeps injuries at bay to improve performance
April 15, 2018
Kate Carnavale always knew she was fleet of foot through basketball and other running opportunities. The Fox Chapel junior didn't get a chance to display

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Gateway softball benefits from on-field experience
April 14, 2018
The Gateway softball team won only two games last season. The Gators equaled that total through only four games this year with back-to-back victories over

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Another offensive spurt leads Freeport softball over rival Deer Lakes
The Freeport softball team again used a late-game outburst to capture a Section 1-3A victory. The Yellowjackets, who scored six runs in the sixth inning

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Plum softball hopes early success continues through remainder of season
April 13, 2018
Plum coach Jim McGrath said he liked what he saw from his team in early-season workouts. But with so much time spent in the gym

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Freeport softball scores 8 runs in 7th to rally past rival Burrell
April 11, 2018
For the second time in as many days, the Freeport softball team rallied late to pick up a Section 1-3A victory. On Tuesday, the Yellowjackets

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Burrell softball rides explosive offense to mercy-rule win
April 10, 2018
The Burrell softball team is off to a fast start in Section 1-3A. The Bucs have 28 hits in two section contests, including 13 on

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North Allegheny, Ambridge remain at top of WPVCA rankings
April 9, 2018
Bolstered by Saturday's victory at the Derry Invitational, the North Allegheny boys volleyball team remains in the top spot in Class AAA in the latest

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North Allegheny tops field to win Derry boys volleyball tournament
April 8, 2018
The North Allegheny boys volleyball team was a favorite to claim Saturday's Derry Area tournament, and the Tigers produced results to back that up. NA,

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Gateway track teams itching to compete
April 6, 2018
Cold temperatures, rain, wind and snow have messed with the early-season routines and schedules for the region's 100-plus high school track and field programs. The

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Fifteen-team Derry Invitational boys volleyball tournament set for Saturday.
Fifteen boys volleyball teams are set to do battle at the 24th annual Derry Invitational on Saturday at Derry High School. Penn-Trafford enters the tournament

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Weather forecast forces postponement of South Hills Classic
A weather forecast of snow, rain and cold temperatures forced meet officials to postpone Saturday's South Hills Classic track and field meet at Baldwin High

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Plum’s Ryan Kircher getting attention of MLB scouts
Many sets of eyes — and radar guns — will be focused on Plum's Ryan Kircher this spring. The senior lefty has established himself as

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Trio of Mt. Pleasant pitchers combine to no-hit Highlands in season-opener
April 5, 2018
After waiting two weeks through all manner of weather roadblocks, the Highlands and Mt. Pleasant softball teams kicked off their seasons Thursday with a Section

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Plum senior ace Kircher on radar of Major League scouts
Many sets of eyes, and radar guns, will be focused on Plum's Ryan Kircher this spring. The senior lefty established himself over the past several

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Freeport boys lacrosse can’t pull off another comeback
April 4, 2018
The Freeport boys lacrosse team rallied from multiple-goal deficits twice in West Virginia on Saturday to earn a pair of one-goal victories. But the Yellowjackets

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Boys volleyball coaches association releases WPIAL Week 3 rankings
April 2, 2018
The North Allegheny boys volleyball team owns the top spot for Class AAA in the Western Pennsylvania Boys Volleyball Coaches Association Week 3 poll released

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WPIALs meant a little more for Gateway swimmer Mears
When Jake Mears stepped on the diving board or was moving through the water during his swim event, he was alone with his thoughts. He

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A-K Valley track and field preview: Burrell girls hope to defend WPIAL team title
March 30, 2018
The Burrell girls track and field team hoisted the WPIAL Class AA team championship trophy for the first time last spring. A deep lineup on

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Peters Township’s Maize picks up win 400
March 28, 2018
Veteran Peters Township baseball coach Joe Maize won his 400th game Wednesday afternoon as the Indians defeated Steel Valley, 11-4, in a nonsection matchup at

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Coaches association releases Week 2 boys volleyball poll
March 27, 2018
The Western Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association poll for Week 2 has North Allegheny again at the top spot in Class AAA, while Ambridge owns the

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Deer Lakes volleyball sweeps Plum in early-season test
March 26, 2018
The Deer Lakes boys volleyball team used decisive runs en route to wins in each of the first two games of Monday's nonsection match at

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Valley baseball looking for fast start in Myrtle Beach
March 22, 2018
The Valley baseball team has escaped the grips of the unpredictable March weather in Western Pennsylvania and is opening its season Friday and Saturday with

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Valley softball sets sights on playoff berth
The Valley softball team last made the WPIAL playoffs in 2012. Coach Carol Perroz said despite some lean years recently, the pieces are in place

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Norwin’s Tulenko competes at PIAA meet
March 19, 2018
Norwin sophomore Ethan Tulenko made his debut at last week's PIAA Class AAA swimming championships, and he turned in a 26th-place finish in the 50-yard

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Quaker Valley’s Hubsch earns 7th place at PIAA swimming
Quaker Valley was well-represented in the championship and consolation finals at the PIAA Class AA swimming and diving championships Friday and Saturday at Bucknell. The

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Franklin Regional swimmers compete at PIAA meet
Franklin Regional swimmers took part in five events at the PIAA Class AAA championships last week at Bucknell. The Panthers had a trio of swims

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Penn-Trafford’s Kalik claims 6th at PIAA diving meet
For the second year in a row, Penn-Trafford junior Paige Kalik is a PIAA diving medalist. Kalik, this year's WPIAL Class AAA champion, was one

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Plum’s Taylor continues setting swimming records
Devan Taylor now is on the Plum swimming record board in three places. She added the 200-yard individual medley record in January, became part of

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Gateway swimmer Livingston adds to budding legacy
Olivia Livingston's portfolio her first two years as a swimmer at the high school level ranks among some of the top competitors in WPIAL and

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Shady Side Academy girls 400 free relay captures PIAA championship
March 18, 2018
The Shady Side Academy girls 400-yard freestyle relay came into Saturday evening's PIAA Class AA championship heat at Bucknell as the fourth seed. But the

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Highlands’ Blackburn leads Alle-Kiski Valley contingent at PIAA swimming
March 17, 2018
Rachel Blackburn reports to softball practice Monday afternoon as she starts to get ready for her spring high school season. It's a quick turnaround for

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Belle Vernon boys place sixth in AA standings at PIAA swimming and diving
Led by two runner-up finishes from freshman Ian Shahan (100-yard butterfly, 100 backstroke), a third in the 100 breast and a 10th in the 200

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WPIAL and District 8 swimmers set for Saturday’s PIAA AA championship finals at Bucknell
Northgate junior Karen Siddoway captured a second-place medal Friday in the girls 200-yard freestyle at the PIAA Class AA swimming and diving championships at Bucknell.

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Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic’s Maziarz captures PIAA diving title
March 16, 2018
When the high school swimming and diving season began in November, Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic sophomore Kyle Maziarz didn't think he would be standing on

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Deer Lakes’ Morrison swims to 15th at PIAA championship meet
As the 14th seed for Thursday's Class AA boys 200-yard freestyle at the PIAA championships at Bucknell, Deer Lakes sophomore Adam Morrison felt confident he

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Belle Vernon’s Shahan, Mt. Pleasant’s Gardner earn silver at PIAA swim championships
LEWISBURG — Several teams traveling from the north on Route 15 to the PIAA Class AA swimming championships at Bucknell on Thursday morning faced some

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WPIAL swimmers punch tickets to finals on Day 1 at PIAA Class AA championships
LEWISBURG — WPIAL swimmers already are making their mark on Day 1 of the PIAA Class AA swimming and diving championships at Bucknell. Several posted

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Plum’s Taylor earns eighth-place medal at PIAA swim championships
March 15, 2018
After two previous trips to the PIAA Class AAA swimming championships, Plum junior Devan Taylor knew what to expect, from the routines of getting ready

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North Allegheny boys set national record in 400 freestyle relay; team claims PIAA title
LEWISBURG — It was a year in the making. The North Allegheny boys 400-yard freestyle relay touched the wall first at the 2017 PIAA Class

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P-T diver Kalik finishes 6th at PIAAchampionships
LEWISBURG — For the second year in a row, Penn-Trafford junior Paige Kalik is a PIAA diving medalist. Kalik, this year's WPIAL Class AAA champion,

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WPIAL swimmers set for Thursday’s championship finals at PIAA Class AAA meet
LEWISBURG - The North Allegheny boys swim team captured five PIAA AAA championships on Day 1 Wednesday at Bucknell University. The Tigers are hoping for

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North Allegheny boys strike lots of gold on Day 1 of PIAA swimming championships
March 14, 2018
LEWISBURG — The North Allegheny boys swim team is well on its way to defending its PIAA Class AAA championship. The Tigers captured five state

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Latrobe’s Jackson, Hempfield’s Mayo earn medals at PIAA swimming championships
LEWISBURG — Latrobe senior Rylee Jackson hoped to go faster in her 50-yard freestyle championship-finals swim Wednesday at the PIAA Class AAA swimming championships. She

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Fox Chapel diver Cagley claims bronze at PIAA championships
LEWISBURG — Jonah Cagley found himself in third place after the first round of five dives Wednesday at the PIAA Class AAA boys diving championships

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Several WPIAL swimmers, relays punch tickets to PIAA finals
North Allegheny boys swim team members garnered top seeds for the championship finals on Day 1 of the PIAA Class AAA championships Wednesday at Bucknell

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A-K Valley swimmers hoping to make big splash at state meet
March 13, 2018
Sixteen days will pass for Highlands sophomore Rachel Blackburn between her final swim at the WPIAL Class AA championships March 2 and her lone event

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Hempfield’s Mayo looks to improve times at PIAA meet
March 12, 2018
Hempfield junior Gavin Mayo swam a personal best of 20.73 seconds in the boys 50-yard freestyle at the WPIAL Class AAA championships March 1. He

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Five things to watch at the PIAA swimming and diving championships
The stage is set for gold medals to be won and record times and point totals to be challenged as the PIAA hosts the state

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Gateway girls bowling team earns berth in state tournament
After finishing undefeated in its section during the regular season and eighth at the WPIBL team championships Feb. 15, the Gateway girls bowling team had

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Springdale boys ousted by West Middlesex in PIAAs
March 10, 2018
The Springdale boys basketball team hoped to make an impact Saturday in its PIAA 2A first-round game against District 10 champion West Middlesex. The Dynamos,

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Plum’s Small, Penn-Trafford’s Barvinchak claim Western Pa. Regional bowling titles
March 9, 2018
Plum's Shannon Small and Penn-Trafford's Mike Barvinchak each captured singles titles at the Western Pennsylvania Regional Championships on Friday at Princess Lanes in Whitehall. Small

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Freedman steps down as Gateway boys basketball coach
March 7, 2018
Daryn Freedman on Wednesday evening confirmed he is stepping down as head coach of the Gateway varsity boys basketball team. Freedman said his desire to

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Lengthy layoff an obstacle for A-K Valley basketball teams
There aren't many secrets left between the Highlands and Franklin Regional boys basketball teams. The Section 3-5A co-champions will meet for the fourth time Friday

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A-K Valley swimmers awarded bids to PIAA meet
March 6, 2018
Kiski Area senior Josh Madzy was pretty confident his time in the 100-yard backstroke at last Friday's WPIAL championships would net him a spot at

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Times at WPIALs earn Westmoreland County swimmers spot at state meet
The PIAA on Tuesday released the automatic and at-large time qualifying lists for the Class AAA and AA swimming championships, set for March 14-17 at

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Shoop brings Riverview back to WPIAL swimming championships
It had been 17 years since a swimmer from Riverview competed at the WPIAL championships. But freshman Beth Shoop was determined to bring the Raiders

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PIAA releases qualifying lists for state swimming championships
The PIAA on Tuesday released the automatic and at-large time qualifying lists for the Class AAA and AA swimming championships March 14 to 17 at

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Stewart nets 4 goals to vault Burrell past Kennedy Catholic
March 5, 2018
The Burrell hockey team scored 101 goals during its 18-game regular season, easily the most in PIHL Division 2. The Bucs' offense continued to surge

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Plum’s Taylor, girls 200 medley relay shine at WPIAL meet
Plum junior Devan Taylor hauled in a pair of medals at the WPIAL Class AAA swim championships last week at Pitt's Trees Pool. She swam

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Plum senior Jones to play hockey for Arizona State
Katherine Jones is looking to the future to help with her present. The Plum senior and one of the area's top girls hockey players has

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PIAA again delays release of qualifying lists for state swimming championships
The PIAA has adjusted the day and time it will post the automatic and time qualifiers to the state swimming championships at Bucknell University. The

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Gateway’s Olivia Livingston collects two WPIAL golds, sets sights on states
March 4, 2018
After defending both of her WPIAL Class AAA individual championships last week at Pitt's Trees Pool, Gateway sophomore Olivia Livingston is setting her sights on

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PIAA postpones release of swimming state championship qualifier lists
Because of adverse winter weather that has impacted certain areas of the state, a couple of district swimming championship meets will not conclude until Sunday

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Deer Lakes’ Loper surprises himself with WPIAL runner-up finish in 500 free
March 2, 2018
When Deer Lakes sophomore Noah Loper touched the wall at the completion of his 500-yard freestyle race Friday at the WPIAL Class AA swimming championships,

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Records set on Day 2 of WPIAL Class AAA swimming championships
Three new records, numerous other fast swims and closely contested races highlighted the first session of the WPIAL Class AAA championships Thursday at Pitt's Trees

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Fox Chapel’s Filo takes silver at WPIAL swimming
March 1, 2018
Fox Chapel senior Joslyn Filo knew what it felt like to bring home a WPIAL second-place medal. But she didn't know what it felt like

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WPIAL swimmers break records on Day 1 of Class AAA meet
Three WPIAL records fell on Day 1 of the WPIAL Class AAA championships at Pitt's Trees Pool. North Allegheny junior Jack Wright kicked off the

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Deer Lakes pair set for WPIAL swimming encore
February 28, 2018
Deer Lakes sophomores Adam Morrison and Renee Robson made their mark last March in their inaugural appearances at the WPIAL Class AA swim championships. Robson

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A-K Valley hockey teams learn Penguins Cup playoff foes
February 27, 2018
The PIHL Penguins Cup playoff brackets were released Tuesday, and Plum, Fox Chapel, Kiski Area and Burrell know where they fit in for each battle

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Countdown to WPIALs: Upper St. Clair’s Jack Fitzpatrick eyes back-to-back titles in 200 IM
Tribune-Review sports reporter Michael Love and the TribLive High School Sports Network will be profiling 10 swimmers to watch leading up to the 2018 WPIAL

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Plum swimmers seek WPIAL success
February 26, 2018
After more than three months of dual meets and practices of varying intensity, members of the Plum swim teams are on the cusp of the

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Countdown to WPIALs: Butler’s Laura Goettler has WPIAL record to defend in 200 IM
Tribune-Review sports reporter Michael Love and the TribLive High School Sports Network will be profiling 10 swimmers to watch leading up to the 2018 WPIAL

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Livingston leads Gateway contingent into WPIAL swimming championships
Olivia Livingston understands she no longer is the hunter. The Gateway sophomore will be the hunted Thursday and Friday at the WPIAL Class AAA swimming

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Countdown to WPIALs: Belle Vernon’s Ian Shahan hopes for grand debut
February 25, 2018
Tribune-Review sports reporter Michael Love and the TribLive High School Sports Network will be profiling 10 swimmers to watch leading up to the 2018 WPIAL

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Belle Vernon boys basketball survives Ambridge’s rally at WPIALs
February 24, 2018
Belle Vernon made sure there wouldn't be another second-half playoff victory rally for Ambridge. The Bridgers, the No. 6 seed in the WPIAL Class 4A

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Apollo-Ridge girls lose to Neshannock, still have shot at PIAAs
Apollo-Ridge has a new rooting interest. After Saturday's 50-22 loss to No. 3 Neshannock in the WPIAL girls 3A quarterfinals at West Allegheny, the Vikings

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Countdown to WPIALs: Mt. Pleasant’s Heather Gardner has golden expectations
Tribune-Review sports reporter Michael Love and the TribLive High School Sports Network will be profiling 10 swimmers to watch leading up to the 2018 WPIAL

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Highlands boys watch big fourth-quarter lead fade before holding off West A
February 23, 2018
With his team holding a 21-point lead at the midpoint of the third quarter of its WPIAL Class 5A quarterfinal Friday against West Allegheny, Highlands

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Countdown to WPIALs: Penn Hills’ Kimani Gregory eyes continued success
Tribune-Review sports reporter Michael Love and the TribLive High School Sports Network are profiling 10 swimmers to watch leading up to the 2018 WPIAL championship

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Fox Chapel’s Cagley among favorites to claim WPIAL diving gold
February 22, 2018
When the Fox Chapel and Franklin Regional swimming and diving teams met for section competition Feb. 8, spectators were treated to a mini WPIAL preview.

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Countdown to WPIALs: Mt. Lebanon’s Trinity Ward eyes longstanding WPIAL record
Tribune-Review sports reporter Michael Love and the TribLive High School Sports Network will be profiling 10 swimmers to watch leading up to the 2018 WPIAL

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Apollo-Ridge upends Charleroi in girls Class 3A playoffs
February 21, 2018
Apollo-Ridge got knocked down early in the fourth quarter of Wednesday's WPIAL Class 3A first-round girls basketball game against Charleroi at Peters Township. The Vikings

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Countdown to WPIALs: Mars’ Andrew Pierre excels in distance freestyle events
Tribune-Review sports reporter Michael Love and the TribLive High School Sports Network will be profiling 10 swimmers to watch leading up to the 2018 WPIAL

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Zolnierczyk’s free throws seal Springdale’s 1st playoff win since ’08
February 20, 2018
An eight-point halftime lead for the Springdale boys basketball team had evaporated into a back-and-forth one-possession battle with California in a WPIAL Class 2A first-round

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Countdown to WPIALs: Indiana’s Payton Rayko in select company in Class AA
Tribune-Review sports reporter Michael Love and the TribLive High School Sports Network will be profiling 10 swimmers to watch leading up to the 2018 WPIAL

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Kiski Area hockey clinches playoffs by eliminating Deer Lakes
February 19, 2018
The Penguins Cup playoff fates of the Deer Lakes and Kiski Area hockey teams came down to Monday's head-to-head Class A matchup at Frozen Pond

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Gildea to join former Plum athletes on Slippery Rock football team
Jackson Gildea began his high school athletic career at Plum as a goalkeeper on the boys soccer team. He added kicking for football his sophomore

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Countdown to WPIALs: North Allegheny’s Mason Gonzalez has 4 titles to defend
Tribune-Review sports reporter Michael Love and the TribLive High School Sports Network will be profiling 10 swimmers to watch leading up to the 2018 WPIAL

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Gateway wrestlers prepare for section tournament
February 18, 2018
The Gateway wrestling team has put aside all of the invitationals and dual matches and is focusing on its postseason journey that begins Saturday with

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Countdown to WPIALs: Gateway’s Olivia Livingston aims to defend record-setting freestyle titles
Tribune-Review sports reporter Michael Love and the TribLive High School Sports Network will be profiling 10 swimmers to watch leading up to the 2018 WPIAL

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Shaun Gates earns WPIAL title at 160, leads Burrell contingent into wrestling regionals
February 17, 2018
Burrell senior Shaun Gates finished third at 152 pounds at last year's WPIAL Class AA championships. His focus Saturday at Canon-McMillian was on loftier goals.

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Riverview wrestler Tamburro makes program history, reaches WPIAL final
Riverview senior Christian Tamburro has an opportunity to accomplish something that hasn't happened in the Raiders wrestling program in 30 years. Tamburro won his first

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WPIAL AA wrestling championships resume at Canon-McMillan
WPIAL wrestling titles will be decided Saturday at the AA individual tournament at Canon-McMillan High School. Twelve wrestlers in each weight class, the top four

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Burrell wrestling sends all-time-high 13 to WPIAL individuals
February 16, 2018
The Burrell wrestling team got back in the practice room Monday after last weekend's PIAA Class AA team tournament in Hershey. The focus was on

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Charity outdoor hockey game between Bethel Park, Peters Township set
PIHL Class AAA rivals Bethel Park and Peters Township already have played two league games this season. On Tuesday, however, the Black Hawks and Indians

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A-K Valley girls teams leaning on playoff experience
February 15, 2018
The St. Joseph, Leechburg and Freeport girls basketball teams made positive impressions during last year's WPIAL playoffs and punched tickets to the PIAA tournament. All

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WPIBL turning focus to singles championships
The Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Bowling League team championships took center stage this week at Wildlife Lanes in Lower Burrell and Family Bowl-Away in Butler. But

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Freeport girls draw familiar opponent in WPIAL’s 1st round
February 13, 2018
The Freeport girls basketball team is experiencing some WPIAL playoff déjà vu. For the second year in a row, the Yellowjackets will face Elizabeth Forward

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A-K Valley girls teams hoping for long postseason runs
February 12, 2018
The Leechburg girls basketball team missed the WPIAL playoffs in 2015, but that year, a group of freshmen began to form what would be the

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Franklin Regional girls fall short of playoff goals
After a campaign of promising basketball in 2016-17, which included a winning record and a trip to the WPIAL Class 5A playoffs, the Franklin Regional

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Plum wrestlers prep for section tournament
The WPIAL Class AAA wrestling section tournaments are just over a week away, and Plum's group of eight, coach Steve Stremple said, is getting a

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Highlands rallies past Freeport for 5th straight victory
With 3 minutes, 30 seconds left in the third quarter of Monday's nonsection boys basketball matchup between Freeport and Highlands, the score was tied. The

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Burrell girls bowling team hopes regular-season success carries over to postseason
The Burrell girls bowling team finished its regular season Wednesday in some rare company in the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Bowling League. The Bucs joined Gateway,

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Tri-State indoor track and field championships set for Saturday
February 11, 2018
The winter indoor track and field season in western Pennsylvania will be celebrated Saturday at the Tri-State Track Coaches Association championships at Edinboro University. Competition

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PIHL teams battle for playoff spots as regular season winds down
Several PIHL hockey teams in Division I (Class AAA, AA, A) and Division 2 have clinched Penguins Cup playoff spots and are working to position

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Riverview girls basketball finishes section play with win
February 9, 2018
The Riverview girls basketball team clinched a spot in the WPIAL Class 2A playoffs Thursday without playing. Northgate's loss to Sto-Rox meant the Raiders will

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PIHL announces January Players of the Month
The PIHL has announced its players of the month for January. Those selected will receive tickets to and be recognized at the Penguins home game

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Leechburg girls basketball team trounces Brentwood
The Leechburg girls basketball team is not taking it easy as it closes out the regular season and turns its focus to the WPIAL Class

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Plum, Riverview girls basketball teams control own destinies for playoffs
February 7, 2018
The Plum and Riverview girls basketball teams have followed similar paths this season. Both began with only one senior, several young starters and questions as

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Freeport girls lock up 2nd in Section 1 with win over Burrell
February 5, 2018
The Freeport girls basketball team added to its playoff resume Monday as it closed the regular season with a resounding Section 1-4A victory over Burrell,

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Plum girls remain in playoff hunt
With only one senior, one returning starter, several young players and several questions entering the season, first-year Plum girls basketball coach Steve Elsier said he

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Gateway football players ready to finalize college plans on signing day
February 4, 2018
The Gateway football team garnered a great deal of attention near and far this fall as it earned the program's first WPIAL title in 31

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Gateway football team celebrates memorable season with championship rings
A couple of weeks after the Gateway football team concluded its 2017 football season in the PIAA 5A state championship game, a plan began to

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A-K Valley boys squads eye basketball playoff pairings
The WPIAL basketball playoff pairings committee meets Feb. 12 to set the brackets for the boys and girls playoffs in 12 classifications. Several A-K Valley

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A-K Valley girls basketball teams head into final week with playoff spots up for grabs
February 3, 2018
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Freeport girls fend off Deer Lakes for section win
February 1, 2018
The Freeport girls basketball team had things going its way after one quarter of Thursday's Section 1-4A game at rival Deer Lakes. The Yellowjackets led

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Burrell rolls into semifinals in search of 12th straight WPIAL wrestling title
January 31, 2018
Step one is complete. The Burrell wrestling team can turn its focus to Saturday's WPIAL Class AA semifinals in pursuit of its 12th consecutive team

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Manke stands tall for Freeport girls basketball
At 5-foot-8, Jenna Manke often gives up a few inches to the player or players she goes up against in the paint. However, the Freeport

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No. 1 Vincentian Academy too much for No. 4 Leechburg in Class 2A matchup
January 29, 2018
The Leechburg girls basketball team had won seven in a row heading into Monday's Section 2-2A matchup with No. 1 Vincentian Academy. The No. 4

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After scoring snafu, Franklin Regional girls swim team awarded WCCA title
Members of the Hempfield girls swimming and diving team left Derry High School on Saturday with what they thought was a Westmoreland County Coaches Association

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Paced by 6 all-stars, Franklin Regional hockey enters home stretch
The Franklin Regional ice hockey team is in the thick of a balanced playoff race in the PIHL Class AA South/East division. The Panthers began

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Led by all-stars, Plum hockey makes playoff push
The Plum ice hockey team has been making a comeback recently in PIHL Class AAA. Last year's Class AA champion, coach Vinnie Somma said, has

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WPIAL rifle regular season concludes this week ahead of team and individual championships
Only two more match dates remain in the WPIAL rifle regular season, and teams still are in battles for a spot in the team playoffs,

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Area athletes bring home several firsts from second TSTCA indoor meet
January 28, 2018
The Tri-State Track Coaches Association hosted athletes from all throughout western Pennsylvania for a special Friday meet at Edinboro University. The meet, one of the

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With leading scorer Johnson sidelined, Jeannette rolls past Springdale
January 27, 2018
Both the Jeannette and Springdale boys basketball teams entered Friday's Section 1-2A matchup hoping to avoid a second consecutive loss in section play. The Jayhawks

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Kiski Area’s Madzy, back with varsity, preps for WCCAs
January 26, 2018
Joshua Madzy is glad to be back. The Kiski Area senior didn't swim high school meets last year as he opted to concentrate on training

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Freeport girls hang with No. 1 North Catholic before falling
Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic got the opening tip in Thursday's Section 1-4A matchup with Freeport, and Dani Short converted a layup after seven seconds. The

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Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic’s Rottmann wins No. 400 at alma mater
January 25, 2018
When the final buzzer sounded signalling the end of the Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic girls basketball team's 47-33 victory over Freeport, the Trojanettes players surrounded

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Apollo-Ridge girls focused on stretch run after last season’s collapse
Last season's stretch run was anything but ideal for the Apollo-Ridge girls basketball team. The Vikings were right in the playoff mix through 12 games

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Area swimmers and divers gearing up for annual WCCA championships
January 24, 2018
Westmoreland County's best swimmers and divers will descend on Derry High School on Friday and Saturday for the annual Westmoreland County Coaches Association championships. Diving

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Deer Lakes girls basketball loses close contest to Knoch
January 23, 2018
A number of recent matchups between the Knoch and Deer Lakes girls basketball teams went down to the wire, including a five-point win by the

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Franklin Regional’s Cavanaugh shows versatility in pool
January 22, 2018
Patrick Cavanaugh knows what it is like to compete at the WPIAL swimming championships in both individual and relay events. He earned a sixth-place medal

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Plum’s Taylor adds name to school record board
Devan Taylor already owned the school record for the 100-yard breaststroke when she added the record for the 200 individual medley at Plum's Jan. 11

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Several WPIAL athletes earn top honors at weekend indoor track events
Athletes from several dozen WPIAL and City League teams descended on Edinboro University on Saturday for the first Tri-State Track Coaches Association meet of the

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Highlands girls basketball team growing with each game experience
January 20, 2018
The Highlands girls basketball team is young this season and head coach Drew Jonczak said the players have grown through facing adversities in forms such

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Leechburg girls basketball gets offense going, tops Riverview
January 19, 2018
By the end of the first quarter of Thursday's Section 2-2A girls basketball game against Riverview, Leechburg had found its offense and the Raiders were

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A-K Valley players earn PIHL all-star nods
January 18, 2018
The top hockey talent in the PIHL will gather Jan. 28 at Robert Morris' Island Sports Center, and Burrell coach Max Rickard said he's honored

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Burrell girls’ WPIAL basketball playoff streak in danger
The Burrell girls basketball team has an active streak of six consecutive WPIAL playoff appearances. The current Bucs players would love to extend that streak,

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Freeport-Deer Lakes matchup intense as playoff chase heats up
January 17, 2018
Freeport boys basketball coach Mike Beale said he expected intensity between his Yellowjackets and Deer Lakes on Tuesday — with physical defense, players diving everywhere

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Freeport boys top Deer Lakes to earn key Section 1-4A win
Aiden Skradski was in the starting five for the Freeport boys basketball team Tuesday in its Section 1-4A clash with Deer Lakes. It was the

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After death of freshman classmate, Freeport basketball teams help raise funds for various causes
The Freeport boys and girls basketball teams and their booster organizations, in conjunction with many others in the Freeport community came together Tuesday night to

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Franklin Regional swimming and diving team members eye additional qualifying performances
January 16, 2018
The Franklin Regional swimming and diving teams always are well represented at the WPIAL championships at Pitt's Trees Pool. That is expected to be the

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Burrell girls answer early challenge to defeat Valley
The Burrell and Valley girls basketball teams played even over the first six minutes of Monday's Section 1-4A matchup at Valley. The visiting Bucs then

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Plum boys basketball works through challenging season
January 15, 2018
The Plum boys basketball team again finds itself in a challenging section. Section 3 of Class 6A often is regarded as one of the toughest

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Plum swimmers making their marks in WPIAL competition
The Plum swimming team takes to the pool for a pair of meets this week with hopes of building on positive moments in and out

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Christman, Mercurio lead Plum bowling teams
Meghan Christman is the defending Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Bowling League girls singles champion. With the talent featured throughout the WPIBL this season, the Plum senior

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Gateway hockey alumni winter event helps connect past with present
January 14, 2018
The Gateway ice hockey organization has fielded teams for more than 40 years. The 1975-76 team was honored and enshrined by the Gateway Sports Hall

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Gateway girls basketball team earning wins, showing improvement
Gateway girls basketball coach Curtis Williams understands the uphill battles his team faces considering his squad has only one senior and lacks depth. But, he

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Key stretch looms for Freeport girls basketball team
January 13, 2018
When asked to break down the mission for his girls basketball team in the stretch run of the regular season, Freeport coach Fred Soilis kept

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Sharrow’s scoring, rebounding key for Burrell girls basketball
January 12, 2018
Kaylen Sharrow's role for the Burrell girls basketball team increased last year as the Bucs continued a streak of six-straight WPIAL playoff appearances. That role

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Freeport girls hold off Burrell rally in Section 1-4A victory
The Freeport girls basketball team built an 11-point lead at the end of the first quarter of Thursday's Section 1-4A game at Burrell. The Yellowjackets

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Plum grads gather for annual alumni hockey game
January 11, 2018
A tradition spanning two decades continued Dec. 29 as more than 30 Plum High School graduates and Mustang ice hockey alumni gathered at Pittsburgh Ice

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Kurpakus showing scoring touch for St. Joseph girls basketball
Last year as a junior, Chloe Kurpakus was one of three St. Joseph players to score in double figures as she averaged 12.2 points. Her

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St. Joseph’s Jones again making her mark on the court
January 10, 2018
Alex Jones was first off the bench for the St. Joseph girls basketball team last year, but coach Sally Ackerman looked at her as another

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Gators gunning for second section win Thursday in key matchup with Oakland Catholic
January 9, 2018
The Gateway girls basketball team plays a key Section 2-5A game Thursday at Oakland Catholic. The winner between the Gators (1-1) and the Eagles (2-1)

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Burrell bowling teams set to begin second half of section play
The Burrell girls bowling team placed 13th at last year's WPIBL team championship and finished only 35 pins from the top 10. The Bucs entered

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Plum wrestling in the mix for a section playoff spot
The top three teams from each wrestling subsection in WPIAL Class AAA qualify for the postseason, and Plum is right in the mix at 1-2

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Sewickley Academy scores early, often in win against Deer Lakes
January 8, 2018
The Deer Lakes hockey team hoped to improve its playoff positioning in PIHL Class A Monday when it hosted Sewickley Academy at Frozen Pond in

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Burrell hockey to return to action as playoff race heats up
When the Burrell hockey team returns to PIHL Division II action Jan. 15 against Kennedy Catholic at Pittsburgh Ice, it will end a nearly month

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Gateway’s Mark Bozicevic keeping opponents honest with 3-point shooting
January 7, 2018
The Latrobe and Gateway boys basketball teams engaged in an epic battle Dec. 12 with the Wildcats outlasting the Gators, 92-91, in two overtimes. Gateway

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Confidence growing for Gateway wrestling team
The young Gateway wrestling team continues to find its way in the 2017-18 season, and coach Ryan Sula said success on the mat is giving

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Freeport bowlers improving in inaugural WPIBL season
Every year, new teams debut in the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Bowling League. Freeport joined this year, and coach Tom Livingston said team members of varying

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Gateway boys relying on defense to find success in Section 3
January 4, 2018
The Gateway boys basketball team started Section 3-5A play Dec. 21 with a lockdown defensive performance in a 44-23 victory over Kiski Area. It was

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Plum bowlers gain momentum after sweeping Franklin Regional
There was a little bit of frustration for the Plum boys bowling team heading into Wednesday's WPIBL East section clash with undefeated Franklin Regional. andquot;Even

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A-K Valley girls basketball teams get back to WPIAL section action
With a majority of the nonsection games behind them, WPIAL girls basketball teams in the A-K Valley turn their attention to the stretch run in

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A-K Valley girls basketball teams improving after period of struggle
January 3, 2018
The Springdale girls basketball team went winless last season and started the campaign with forfeits because of a lack of players. It was a low

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Kiski Area goes down to wire with top Class A team as playoff race heats up
Kiski Area was on the cusp of an upset victory in PIHL Class A. The Cavaliers had undefeated Bishop McCort on the ropes with a

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Gateway’s Livingston hoping to build on record-setting freshman season
Gateway sophomore Olivia Livingston, the defending WPIAL Class AAA 50- and 100-yard freestyle champion and record holder, came out strong in December in her quest

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WPIAL rifle teams, individuals set for section competition
The new year for WPIAL rifle begins with section play and the quest for a number of teams to qualify for the team playoffs early

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Burrell boys come up short in another close game
January 2, 2018
The Burrell boys basketball team was involved in a number of close games in December. The Bucs lost three games by two points or less

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Gateway swimmers rack up records, qualifying times
December 30, 2017
When the Gateway swimmers and coaches arrived at the high school natatorium for practice last Thursday, they were greeted with cold temperatures as heating issues

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Dunn drives Burrell girls in pursuit of another turnaround
December 28, 2017
Brittany Dunn's approach to athletics, both in basketball and softball, is to take nothing for granted. The Burrell senior basketball guard/forward, also a standout shortstop

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WPIBL leaders post big numbers through December matches
December 27, 2017
Franklin Regional senior Kyle Wilkinson had perhaps the highlight of the first month of the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Bowling League 2017-18 season. Last week in

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Valley girls pull away from Springdale with late surge
When the Valley and Springdale girls basketball teams met at the season-opening Springdale tournament Dec. 9, the Vikings earned a 16-point victory. Tuesday's rematch was

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A-K Valley hockey teams gearing up for stretch run of PIHL season
With the PIHL regular season a little more than half complete, teams in playoff contention, including those from the A-K Valley, are beginning to look

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Young Plum team gaining experience through mat action
December 26, 2017
Plum head wrestling coach Steve Stremple said he is encouraged from what he's seen from the effort of his young team over the first few

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Brothers on Highlands swim team dedicated season to grandfather, A-K Valley sports figure
December 23, 2017
Cole Masarik has his sights set on earning a medal in the 100-yard breaststroke at the WPIAL championships and qualifying for states. The Highlands senior

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Plum wrestling coaches encouraged by early-season effort
Plum wrestling coach Steve Stremple examined his team's numbers coming into the season and concluded that it would be behind the 8-ball when it came

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Freeport misses mark at buzzer in loss to Indiana
Ben Beale made five 3-pointers and finished with a team-high 15 points Friday as Freeport hoped to score a home win over Indiana, the Tribune-Review's

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Kiski Area girls basketball team hoping for more after ‘signature’ win
December 22, 2017
A section victory over Albert Gallatin late in the 2014-15 season snapped a 24-game section losing streak for the Kiski Area girls basketball team. Little

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Deer Lakes hockey ready for stretch run in PIHL Class A
December 21, 2017
The Deer Lakes hockey team got back in the win column in a big way Monday as it routed Blackhawk, 8-2. The Lancers, now 6-5

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Leechburg girls driven to compete for section crown
December 20, 2017
The Leechburg girls basketball team is 4-1 overall heading into a Section 2-2A contest Thursday against Northgate. That one loss came at the hands of

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AK Valley boasts several of WPIBL’s top bowlers in early-season competition
The Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Bowling League is several weeks into its 2017-18 schedule and a number of A-K Valley competitors are at the top of

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Kiski Area girls snap long losing skid in section play
December 18, 2017
With just over five minutes left in the fourth quarter of Monday's Section 4-5A girls basketball game between Plum and Kiski Area, the Mustangs held

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Kiski Area hockey hopes to maintain winning streak
The Kiski Area hockey team suffered an 11-5 loss to undefeated Meadville on Nov. 20, but since then, the Cavaliers have won three straight games

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Gateway bowlers set lofty postseason goals
December 17, 2017
Heading into this season, Gateway bowling coach Joe Bowman saw the potential in his boys and girls teams. With everyone back for the Gators boys

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Gateway wrestling making progress
Sophomore Evan Whiteside's first season on the Gateway varsity wrestling team featured a team-best 22 victories in 32 matches. andquot;Evan learned a lot last year,andquot;

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Burrell girls basketball team eyes fast starts under new coach
December 14, 2017
One of the things Burrell first-year girls basketball coach Meaghan Volek hoped to see from her team as it got into its early schedule was

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Alle-Kiski girls basketball teams find early success
December 13, 2017
Freeport girls basketball coach Fred Soilis said he saw some good things from his team despite season-opening tournament losses to South Fayette and Keystone Oaks,

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Freeport girls basketball runs away with win over Apollo-Ridge
December 11, 2017
With a little more than three minutes elapsed in Monday's nonsection girls basketball game, Freeport had 16 points on its side of the scoreboard. Apollo-Ridge

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Taylor looks to improve record time for Plum swimming
Devan Taylor is the fastest girls 100-yard breaststroker in the history of Plum swimming. She proved it again last year when she set the school

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Gateway’s Livingston returns to defend WPIAL, PIAA titles
December 10, 2017
Olivia Livingston burst onto the high school swimming scene in a big way last year. She already was known as a high-level racer in club-swimming

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Alle-Kiski Valley swimmers hunt for hardware
Renee Robson made the most of her first varsity swim season. The Deer Lakes sophomore posted one of the area's top WPIAL finishes last year

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New-look Plum opens season with win against Gateway
December 8, 2017
With three new starters and several others playing their first varsity game, first-year Plum boys basketball coach Hart Coleman said he was anxious to see

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Valley looks to add victories with deeper lineup
December 4, 2017
Last year, the Valley girls basketball team struggled with numbers. The Vikings started the season with eight players on the roster and were down to

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Valley boys look to maintain momentum after trip to postseason
Two years ago, the Valley boys basketball team had a season most would want to forget. The Vikings went 1-20 overall and were winless in

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Plum girls learning new system under 1st-year coach Elsier
November 30, 2017
Alexa Seigh understood the process. The Plum junior and a number of her teammates went through the transition of a coaching change 18 months ago,

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Plum boys quickly adjust to 1st-year coach Coleman
When first-year Plum boys basketball coach Hart Coleman got settled into the position after his hiring in late June, he quickly realized his team for

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Gateway’s Herman, Kromka make college choices official
November 26, 2017
November's NCAA national letter of intent early signing period has been fruitful for Gateway seniors the past couple of years. Jordan Edwards (Niagara, basketball) and

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Freeport girls basketball sets sights on longer run
The Freeport girls basketball team put a longstanding drought to rest last season by winning a WPIAL playoff game for the first time since 2004

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Freeport boys basketball hoping to build on last season’s playoff berth
The Freeport boys basketball team began last season with uncertainty as it took the court with four new starters. But the Yellowjackets came together throughout

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Freeport volleyball celebrates special season
November 20, 2017
The Freeport girls volleyball team scheduled its season-closing banquet for Sunday evening no matter how far it advanced in the WPIAL or state playoffs. It

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North Allegheny sweeps Bishop Shanahan to capture PIAA Class 4A volleyball championship
November 18, 2017
Every member of the North Allegheny girls volleyball team wasn't born when the program last won a PIAA championship. The Tigers captured three straight Class

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Knoch outlasts Allentown Central Catholic to win PIAA Class AAA volleyball title
JOHNSTOWN — The Knoch girls volleyball team saw its 2016 season come to an end in the PIAA quarterfinals. From that loss, the Knights players

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Freeport rallies past Delone Catholic to capture 1st PIAA volleyball title
JOHNSTOWN — Freeport knew all about having to rally in the PIAA playoffs. The Yellowjackets lost the first game against District 10 champion Corry in

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Freeport volleyball braces for another district champion in bid for 1st PIAA title
At the time the Freeport girls volleyball team played District 6 champion Bald Eagle and District 10 champ Corry in the PIAA Class AA first

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Freeport girls volleyball set to wrap up season in PIAA title game
November 17, 2017
The Freeport girls volleyball team will hold its final practice of the season Friday afternoon. For the team members, it is expected to be a

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Freeport girls avenge loss to Beaver, advance to PIAA title game
November 14, 2017
Hannah Mason got pretty emotional in anticipation of the final point that clinched the Freeport girls volleyball team's first-ever trip to the PIAA championship game.

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Plum set to induct new class of athletes into Hall of Fame
November 13, 2017
Plum graduates Anthony Cipollone and Jeff Hahn are members of their respective collegiate halls of fame. Cipollone, a 1988 Plum graduate, received enshrinement into the

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Plum baseball players make college decisions final
Each year, the Plum High School baseball program has a knack for celebrating a number of seniors who will take their talents to the next

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Freeport volleyball ready for rematch with WPIAL champion Beaver
As soon as Freeport finished its four-game victory over Corry on Saturday in the PIAA Class AA girls volleyball quarterfinals at Slippery Rock High School,

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Amid program’s best run, Freeport girls volleyball team still hungry
The Freeport girls volleyball team celebrated making school history Saturday with dinner and a movie. After beating defending state champion Corry to become the first

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Gateway’s Jordan Edwards, Olivia Miller finalize college decisions
November 12, 2017
Jordan Edwards saw Gateway athletes celebrate their college choices on signing day year after year, and she knew some day, her time would come. That

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Freeport volleyball knocks off defending PIAA champs to advance to semifinals for first time
November 11, 2017
There will be a new PIAA Class AA champion in girls volleyball. Freeport stopped District 10 champion Corry's run to a repeat with a 3-1

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Central Catholic downs Penn Hills to return to WPIAL Class 6A final
November 10, 2017
Central Catholic is headed back to Heinz Field. For the fifth straight season and second time in the new 6A classification, the Vikings will play

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Freeport volleyball hoping to reach 1st PIAA semifinals, but reigning champ stands in way
Haley Graham remembers the feeling, just two years ago, when Freeport last made it to the PIAA Class AA quarterfinal round. The junior middle hitter

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Freeport volleyball’s stellar defense must step up vs. Corry
November 9, 2017
The Bald Eagle Area and Freeport girls volleyball teams were going back and forth early in the third set of Tuesday's PIAA Class AA first-round

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Freeport sweeps into PIAA girls volleyball quarterfinals
November 7, 2017
CRESSON — The Freeport girls volleyball team ran the gamut of emotions after Saturday's five-set loss to Beaver in the WPIAL Class AA championship game.

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Springdale boys soccer regroups for PIAA playoffs
November 5, 2017
As Friday's 2-0 loss to Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic in the WPIAL Class A title game was still fresh in the minds and on the

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CW North Catholic blanks Springdale to claim WPIAL boys soccer title
November 3, 2017
The Springdale boys soccer team's run to Friday's WPIAL Class A championship game was fueled by upsets against higher-seeded playoff opponents. The No. 7 Dynamos

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Freeport girls volleyball aims for 3rd consecutive WPIAL title
Hannah Mason knows what it's like to go head-to-head in an intense battle with the Beaver girls volleyball team. The senior outside hitter and her

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Moon girls edge Mars to defend WPIAL Class AAA title
It wasn't easy, but the Moon girls soccer team is a champion again. The Tigers took one-goal leads twice in Friday's WPIAL Class AAA title

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Defending champion Freeport girls advance to WPIAL title game
November 2, 2017
Freeport ran away from Serra Catholic in Game 1 of Thursday's WPIAL Class AA semifinal at Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic. The No. 1-seeded Yellowjackets were

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Fox Chapel leads way as A-K Valley runners head to PIAAs
The Fox Chapel girls cross country team made a charge at a WPIAL team championship last week at Cooper's Lake Campground. The Foxes finished as

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A-K Valley players to watch for Week 10
November 1, 2017
Isiah Bauman Freeport, so., WR/DB Bauman (6-0, 165) caught a touchdown in last week's 34-6 victory over Valley. It was his second score of the

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Fox Chapel faces familiar foe Penn-Trafford in opening round
Nick Gizzo was a freshman the most recent time Fox Chapel made the WPIAL playoffs. It was 2014, and the Foxes, as the No. 15

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Waynesburg girls soccer ends Freeport’s season
October 30, 2017
The Freeport girls soccer team hoped for a repeat performance. The Yellowjackets' run to last year's WPIAL Class AA title game included a victory over

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Springdale boys soccer set for semifinal match
October 28, 2017
For much of the regular season, the Springdale boys soccer team worked on setting up corner kicks as high-level scoring opportunities. The players knew that

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Freeport shows physicality in victory over Valley
Freeport came within seconds of posting its third shutout of the season. But a 45-yard scamper for a touchdown by Valley quarterback Alex Ward on

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Riverview cross country follows Barnes to 2nd-place WPIAL finish
October 26, 2017
Ben Barnes battled the Cooper's Lake cross country course, many of the best runners in the WPIAL and a nagging back issue. In the end,

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Springdale boys soccer edges No. 2 Freedom to reach semifinals
October 25, 2017
Springdale knew of Freedom's offensive and defensive prowess that propelled it to an undefeated record in Class A Section 1, a 17-1 regular-season mark and

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A-K Valley players to watch for Week 9
Alex Bellinotti Burrell, jr., TE/LB The Bucs hope to end a tough season on a positive note, and the two-way standout is expected to be

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WPIAL boys soccer quarterfinal preview capsules for A-K Valley teams
October 24, 2017
Quarterfinals Class AA No. 12 Beaver (7-8-3) vs. No. 4 Deer Lakes (13-3-2) 8 p.m. Wednesday at Seneca Valley On air: Tribhssn.triblive.com Winner plays: No.

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Plum girls soccer falls to North Allegheny in 1st round
October 23, 2017
It wasn't the start Plum had envisioned. As a result, it wasn't the ending the Mustangs wanted. North Allegheny jumped out to a quick two-goal

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Plum runners ready for WPIAL meet
Nick Kinek was used to running shorter distances in junior high cross country races. The increase to 3.1 miles for varsity competitions this season apparently

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Upper St. Clair bests Plum boys soccer in overtime
October 21, 2017
Four times in the regular season the Plum boys soccer team scored a goal in the final 10 minutes of regulation to tie or take

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Wesley shines as Imani Christian routs Springdale
October 20, 2017
Tawan Wesley only threw 12 passes in Friday night's Eastern Conference battle between Imani Christian and Springdale, but 11 of them were completed. The Saints

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WPIAL boys soccer playoff capsules
October 19, 2017
Class AAAA First round No. 16 Fox Chapel (9-8) at No. 1 Peters Township (14-0-1) 5 p.m. Saturday Winner plays: No. 8 Penn-Trafford or No.

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A-K Valley players to watch for Week 8
October 18, 2017
Matt Charlton Freeport, sr., OL/DL The veteran will be key on both sides of the ball in a matchup with Keystone Oaks that will decide

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Deer Lakes boys soccer team excited for postseason
October 16, 2017
In Jordan Wiegand's first stint as coach of the Deer Lakes boys soccer team, he helped the 2013 Lancers snap an 11-year playoff-appearance drought. As

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Much more awaits Gateway tennis standout Abby Herman
October 15, 2017
Abby Herman said the impending conclusion of her high school tennis career is bittersweet. On one hand, the Gateway senior can look back on one

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Deer Lakes boys soccer edges Freeport
October 12, 2017
The Deer Lakes boys soccer team had a two-sided goal as it hosted rival Freeport on Thursday in the Section 2-AA finale for both teams.

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GCC girls stay atop Section 1-A after topping Apollo-Ridge
October 11, 2017
The Greensburg Central Catholic and Apollo-Ridge girls soccer teams share space with Shady Side Academy at or near the top of the Section 1-A standings.

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A-K Valley players to watch for Week 7
Seth Cohen Highlands, jr., QB Highlands nearly pulled off an upset of Montour last week, and the Golden Rams QB was a big part of

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Freeport boys soccer team eyes playoff run
October 9, 2017
Last year, the Freeport boys soccer team was unbeaten in Section 2-AA play. With a core of key returning contributors, the Yellowjackets hoped for a

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Gateway Sports Hall of Fame set to induct Class of 2017
October 8, 2017
The Gateway Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2017 began in the late 1960s with a founding father of Gateway's football success and continued to

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Fox Chapel field hockey counting on young players as it attempts WPIAL three-peat
Fox Chapel is the two-time defending WPIAL Class AAA field hockey champion. The Foxes knew they would get everyone's top game this season as they

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Gateway QB Brady Walker throws 6 touchdowns in rout of Plum
October 6, 2017
The Gateway football team wasted little time getting scoring Friday night at Plum. Gators senior quarterback Brady Walker found Jeremiah Josephs for a 12-yard touchdown.

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A-K Valley players to watch for Week 6
October 4, 2017
Devon Binz Riverview, jr., RB/DB The major focus of the offense in recent weeks at tailback, Binz (5-foot-10, 170 pounds) hopes to break out against

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Burrell girls soccer gets section win over Springdale
October 2, 2017
The Burrell girls soccer team called upon its patience and perseverance Monday during its Section 2-AA game with rival Springdale at Buccaneer Stadium. The Bucs

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Plum boys soccer team chasing section championship
The members of the Plum boys soccer team met Saturday morning — early — for a light 90-minute workout to bridge the gap between last

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East Boros Sports Hall of Fame to enshrine newest class
September 30, 2017
Amy (Williams) Scheuneman was a star in soccer, cross county and track and field at Plum High School in the late 1990s. Just a few

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Springdale tramples Riverview behind ground game that gains 278 yards
September 29, 2017
Legendary football coach Chuck Wagner was honored and celebrated in an emotional time of recognition before Friday's Eastern Conference game between Riverview and Springdale at

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A-K Valley players to watch for Week 5
September 27, 2017
Logan Bitar Burrell, jr., RB/DB Bitar (5-foot-11, 170 pounds) is the workhorse for the Bucs' offense with 778 rushing yards and five TDs on 105

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Riverview, Springdale boys soccer facing crucial stretch in Section 3-A
September 25, 2017
The Springdale and Riverview boys soccer teams enter Tuesday's Section 3-A play date tied for third place with 5-2-1 records. But both the Dynamos and

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Apollo-Ridge freshmen lead ‘monumental win’ over Burrell
September 23, 2017
Apollo-Ridge faced a sizeable degree of adversity coming into its Allegheny Conference 3A game against rival Burrell on Friday at Owens Field. The Vikings lost

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Rivals Riverview, Springdale play to draw in 1st meeting
September 21, 2017
As the first half of the Section 3-A slate came to a close Thursday afternoon, the Riverview and Springdale boys soccer teams each had three

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A-K Valley players to watch for Week 4
September 20, 2017
Noah Gillette Highlands, jr., LB The Golden Rams used a big defensive performance to upend rival Knoch last week, and Gillette (5-foot-10, 192 pounds) was

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Plum runners continue to lower times
September 18, 2017
The Plum boys and girls cross country teams were young at last year's WPIAL championships. The Mustangs boys took 18th, and the girls were 25th.

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Highlands boys soccer shows marked improvement, eyes postseason berth
A 4-2 home nonsection win last Thursday was the fourth of the season for the Highlands boys soccer team. The Golden Rams, 4-4, won just

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Plum hands Franklin Regional football 1st defeat
September 15, 2017
The Plum offense struggled over the first three weeks of the season. The Mustangs had scored just nine points, and they came on three Jackson

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A-K Valley players to watch for Week 3
September 13, 2017
Logan Harmon Apollo-Ridge, fr., RB The Vikings are 3-0, and a number of newcomers have helped the cause. Harmon (5-foot-7, 190) tallied 82 rushing yards

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A-K Valley boys soccer teams in transition gain early footing
September 11, 2017
The St. Joseph varsity boys soccer team tested its mettle Monday afternoon against an undefeated Freeport squad ranked third in the Tribune-Review's WPIAL Class AA

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Plum golfer Shelby Shumaker set to compete at Pebble Beach
Two years ago this month, Shelby Shumaker traveled to the Pebble Beach Golf Course in California to support older sister Samantha who played in the

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Seton LaSalle rallies to take down Valley in Allegheny Conference
September 9, 2017
Things started well enough for Valley in its Allegheny Conference game Friday against Seton LaSalle at Memorial Stadium. The Vikings scored on the first play

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No. 4 Freeport boys soccer tops No. 2 Shady Side Academy in lightning-halted game
September 7, 2017
With 16 minutes and 44 seconds left in the second half of Thursday's Section 2-2A boys soccer match between rivals Freeport and Shady Side Academy,

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Burrell, Freeport girls soccer clash suspended by weather
September 6, 2017
Mother Nature didn't let the Freeport and Burrell girls soccer teams finish their Section 2-AA opener Wednesday evening at Burrell High School. Lightning caused a

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A-K Valley players to watch for Week 2
Logan Bitar Burrell, jr., RB/DB Despite his team's 12-6 loss to Hopewell on Friday, Bitar (5-foot-11, 170 pounds) tallied 185 yards on 23 carries and

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Plum volleyball not satisfied with ’16 finish
September 4, 2017
Carly Bonk saw her Plum varsity girls volleyball team make strides throughout last season, and those improvements culminated in a third-place finish in Section 4

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Plum’s Elsier settles in as girls basketball coach
September 3, 2017
Steve Elsier finds himself in unfamiliar territory as the new Plum girls basketball coach, but he is not unfamiliar to coaching at the high school

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Keystone Oaks scores twice in 4th quarter to rally past Valley
September 1, 2017
Through three quarters of Friday's season-opening Allegheny Conference clash with Valley at Dormont Stadium, Keystone Oaks had just three points on its side of the

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A-K Valley players to watch for Week 1
August 30, 2017
Ben Blacksmith Riverview, jr., WR/DB Blacksmith is one of several on a still-young team with returning experience from a playoff squad. Blacksmith (6-foot, 160) should

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Former Biglerville coach Elsier to lead Plum girls
August 28, 2017
A summer search at Plum has landed a new varsity girls basketball coach. Steve Elsier, the boys varsity coach at District 3's Biglerville High School

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Plum boys soccer team looking for more this season after successful 2016
August 27, 2017
Last season was one of growth for the members of the Plum boys soccer team. The Mustangs turned things around from a 2-9-1 section record

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Plum girls soccer team eyes next step after winning sectional title
The Plum girls soccer team snapped a long drought last fall, capturing its first section championship since 1988. The Mustangs clinched a tie for the

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Fitzroy leads Apollo-Ridge in rout of Leechburg
August 26, 2017
Apollo-Ridge's Kyle Fitzroy connected with younger brother Klay on an 11-yard touchdown pass with 8 minutes, 42 seconds left in the first quarter of Friday's

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A-K Valley players to watch for Week Zero
August 24, 2017
Drew DiNunzio-Biss Kiski Area, RB/LB, jr. The Cavaliers' veteran will try to pick up where he left off last season against Canon-McMillan on Friday. DiNunzio-Biss

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Gateway football team motivated by how its 2016 season ended
August 20, 2017
Five seconds. That's all that separated Gateway from last year's WPIAL 5A championship game at Heinz Field. But McKeesport's dramatic last-second Hail Mary touchdown in

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Riverview football has big plans for transfer Conley
Riverview sophomore offensive lineman and defensive end Zach Hanlon said the young Raiders, with numbers in the low 20s, will need to overcome adversities this

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Apollo-Ridge girls soccer keeps building
Three years ago, a group of girls set out on a journey to establish a soccer program at Apollo-Ridge. The foundation was set for future

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Dual-threat Romanchak ready to lead Freeport back to playoffs
August 15, 2017
Austin Romanchak grew up with a mentor in his backyard. He watched his older brother, Andrew, develop his athletic skills and mold himself into a

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Alex Bellinotti leads Burrell football into season
August 12, 2017
Two years ago, as a freshman, Burrell's Alex Bellinotti got his chance to show what he could do with playing time on offense, defense and

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Plum graduate Joyce recognized for perseverance, courage
August 7, 2017
Steven Joyce finished his Stampede in the Park 5K race July 22 in eighth place with a time of 19 minutes, 50 seconds. The 23-year-old

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Gateway football hopes 7-on-7 success can translate into wins
August 6, 2017
Preseason camp for WPIAL high school football begins early Monday morning. Gateway has its sights set on a strong season in Class 5A. The Gators

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