Author: Nathan Smith


South Fayette’s Lilah Speca spikes against Knoch during girls 3-A PIAA volleyball first round action Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019 at Shaler Area High School.
South Fayette girls volleyball celebrates special season
November 7, 2019
It was a season full of highs for the South Fayette girls volleyball team.

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Carlynton’s Demetrius Howe (12) competes against Aquinas Academy October 8, 2019 at Wildwood Sports Complex.
Strong season gives jolt of energy to Carlynton soccer program
October 31, 2019
When Nick Showman took over the Carlynton boys soccer team three years ago, something was missing.

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Despite injuries, Chartiers Valley boys soccer season included playoff berth
October 24, 2019
The Chartiers Valley boys soccer team had to contend with one of the greatest adversary a team can face — injuries.

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Hopewell’s Jay’Von Jeter catches the ball intended for Quaker Valley during a game against Quaker Valley on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, at Quaker Valley.
Hopewell spoils Quaker Valley’s Class 3A playoff hopes
October 18, 2019
Quaker Valley needed a win to keep its playoff hopes alive.

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Big-race experience boosts Chartiers Valley cross country team
October 17, 2019
With the WPIAL championships approaching, the Chartiers Valley cross country teams are getting some big race experience.

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Chartiers Valley’s Luke Vaughn chases down a puck during a matchup against Bishop McCort Jan. 14, 2019, at Mt. Lebanon Ice Center.
Chartiers Valley hockey looking to turn corner
October 10, 2019
The Chartiers Valley hockey team may have started the season with a pair of losses, but the Colts have fought to the final buzzer in each game.

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Norwin’s Rachel Sullivan (25) and Victoria Nicholes (24) go to block against Plum’s Makayla Jackson (27) Sept. 3, 2019 at Norwin.
No steps backward for Norwin volleyball
October 4, 2019
The Norwin girls volleyball team entered the season as a relative unknown.

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South Fayette’s Luke Lestini chips onto the green on Hole 15 during the PIAA West Region Golf Championships Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, at Tom’s Run Golf Course in Blairsville.
South Fayette golfer Luke Lestini playing well, having fun
September 26, 2019
South Fayette golfer Luke Lestini entered the season with a new focus.

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Penn-Trafford volleyball craves return to WPIAL playoffs
September 13, 2019
The Penn-Trafford girls volleyball team has been a consistent presence in the WPIAL playoffs over the last decade. The Warriors have been in the postseason eight of the previous 10 years.

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Norwin girls golfers polishing short-game skills
The Norwin girls golf team does a lot of things well on the course. But the team has one weakness — the short game.

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South Fayetteճ Quarterback Naman Alemada (10) passes the ball during their game Aug. 23 against Upper St. Clair.
Naman Alemada carries on QB tradition at South Fayette
September 12, 2019
Naman Alemada didn’t feel too much pressure in the build-up to his first start as South Fayette’s quarterback.

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Penn-Trafford goalkeeper Sam Doherty is entering her fourth season with the field hockey team and is the lone senior.
Penn-Trafford field hockey team going for 4th straight WPIAL title
September 1, 2019
For the past three seasons, the Penn-Trafford field hockey team has captured the WPIAL Class AA championship.

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Norwin no match for No. 3 North Allegheny
August 30, 2019
Norwin football coach Dave Brozeski didn’t mince words after his team’s showdown with North Allegheny.

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South Fayette girls golf wastes no time making program history
August 29, 2019
Aug. 27 is a date that will go into the South Fayette history books.

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St. Joseph soccer coach Paul O’Donnell works with his varsity squad during a recent practice Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019.
St. Joseph soccer to push for playoffs under new coach
August 28, 2019
Paul O’Donnell might be entering his first season as St. Joseph’s soccer coach, but he is no stranger to the program.

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Norwin’s Natalie Diven fires a shot against teammates while having an inter-squad field hockey scrimmage on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019 at Norwin High School.
New coach, big goals for Norwin field hockey
August 23, 2019
It is a new era for the Norwin field hockey team.

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Sto-Rox quarterback Eric Wilson throws a pass during practice on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019 in McKees Rocks.
Sto-Rox football team returns core of explosive offense
August 20, 2019
The Sto-Rox football team enters the season with plenty of motivation.

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Keyshawn Harris participates in a drill during Bishop Canevin footbal practice Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019.
Bishop Canevin aims to resume winning tradition
Outside of the locker room at Bishop Canevin, there is a plaque that honors legendary coach Bob Jacoby. The quote on it features six words that showcase what he demanded from his teams: “48 minutes of tough Canevin football.”

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Special group leaves South Fayette softball on upswing
May 23, 2019
The senior players of the South Fayette softball team made sure to leave a lasting impression on the program.

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Chartiers Valley’s Joe Schweikert (right) battles with South Fayette’s Brendan James during their game.
Chartiers Valley boys return to WPIAL lacrosse playoffs
May 9, 2019
The Charters Valley boys lacrosse season is ready to hit the reset button.

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Penn-Trafford’s Kris Sekera (13) competes against Penn Hills April 9, 2019 at Penn Hills.
Recent surge provides momentum for Penn-Trafford boys volleyball
May 3, 2019
The Penn-Trafford boys volleyball team might be peaking at the right time.

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Carlynton’s Wyland Gabler catches a ball at first base during a game against Avonworth on May 1, 2019.
After early struggles, Carlynton baseball chases playoff berth
May 2, 2019
It was a rough start for the Carlynton baseball team.

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Chartiers Valley baseball in hunt for WPIAL playoff berth
April 25, 2019
Coach Curt Cairns knew the Chartiers Valley baseball team was in for an uphill battle this season.

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Norwin’s Jakob Bindas serves the ball against Plum during boys’ volleyball on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at Norwin Senior High School.
Norwin volleyball enters 2nd half of season ranked 7th
April 19, 2019
There are many ways for a coach to measure success. For Norwin volleyball coach Nick Fallone, it comes down to how much has his team grown.

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Disciplined lacrosse leads South Fayette to 6-2 start
April 18, 2019
Shawn Leydig’s time as South Fayette’s boys lacrosse coach got off to a late start.

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Young Chartiers Valley girls lacrosse team hoping to contend for postseason berth
April 11, 2019
The Chartiers Valley girls lacrosse team is experiencing a youth movement.

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Chartiers Valley boys lacrosse seeks return to playoffs
April 4, 2019
The Chartiers Valley boys lacrosse team entered the season with a mission.

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Norwin’s Tommy McLaughlin (left) battles for control next to Alex Flemm, Cameron Mastenand Dan Good during their match against Fox Chapel Monday, Mar. 25, 2019, at Norwin High School.
With more veterans in the fold, Norwin boys lacrosse looking for continued improvement
March 26, 2019
The Norwin boys lacrosse team is growing up.

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Norwin catcher Sara Russell takes to the field against Latobe during softball at Greater Latrobe High School in Latrobe, on Friday, April 6, 2018.
Norwin softball looks to build on breakout year
March 17, 2019
It was breakthrough season for the Norwin softball team in 2018.

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Norwin’s Jayden Walker works out in the batting cages Tuesday, Mar. 12, 2019, at the Baseball Academy of Norwin.
Norwin baseball team loaded with experience
Experience should be on the Norwin baseball team’s side this season.

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Everett’s Brooke Colledge searches for an opening on net as Bishop Canevin’s Gillian Gustane defends during PIAA state basketball playoffs on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at Hempfield Area High School.
Despite loss in PIAA tournament, Bishop Canevin girls reflect on special season
March 15, 2019
The Bishop Canevin girls basketball team suffered a roster shakeup in the postseason.

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Norwin’s Ryan Weinzen (right) defeated Armstrong’s Ogden Atwood in the 220-pound title match.
Norwin sends program record 10 wrestlers to WPIALs; 2 capture titles
March 8, 2019
The Norwin wrestling team walked away from the WPIAL Class AAA individual tournament with some serious hardware.

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Former Peters Township football coach Rich Piccinini is the new coach at Carlynton for the 2019 season.
New Carlynton coach Piccinini emphasizes clean slate
February 27, 2019
The Carlynton football program is starting a new era in 2019.

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Fast start sends Blackhawk past Southmoreland and into WPIAL 4A semifinals
February 21, 2019
Blackhawk started hot and never let up.

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South Fayette hockey rolling, looks for 1st Penguins Cup
February 13, 2019
The South Fayette hockey team has been one of the top squads in the PIHL during the regular season.

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South Fayette’s Lilah Speca spikes against Knoch during girls 3-A PIAA volleyball first round action Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019 at Shaler Area High School.
South Fayette girls volleyball celebrates special season
November 7, 2019
It was a season full of highs for the South Fayette girls volleyball team.

Read More...

Carlynton’s Demetrius Howe (12) competes against Aquinas Academy October 8, 2019 at Wildwood Sports Complex.
Strong season gives jolt of energy to Carlynton soccer program
October 31, 2019
When Nick Showman took over the Carlynton boys soccer team three years ago, something was missing.

Read More...

Despite injuries, Chartiers Valley boys soccer season included playoff berth
October 24, 2019
The Chartiers Valley boys soccer team had to contend with one of the greatest adversary a team can face — injuries.

Read More...

Hopewell’s Jay’Von Jeter catches the ball intended for Quaker Valley during a game against Quaker Valley on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, at Quaker Valley.
Hopewell spoils Quaker Valley’s Class 3A playoff hopes
October 18, 2019
Quaker Valley needed a win to keep its playoff hopes alive.

Read More...

Big-race experience boosts Chartiers Valley cross country team
October 17, 2019
With the WPIAL championships approaching, the Chartiers Valley cross country teams are getting some big race experience.

Read More...

Chartiers Valley’s Luke Vaughn chases down a puck during a matchup against Bishop McCort Jan. 14, 2019, at Mt. Lebanon Ice Center.
Chartiers Valley hockey looking to turn corner
October 10, 2019
The Chartiers Valley hockey team may have started the season with a pair of losses, but the Colts have fought to the final buzzer in each game.

Read More...

Norwin’s Rachel Sullivan (25) and Victoria Nicholes (24) go to block against Plum’s Makayla Jackson (27) Sept. 3, 2019 at Norwin.
No steps backward for Norwin volleyball
October 4, 2019
The Norwin girls volleyball team entered the season as a relative unknown.

Read More...

South Fayette’s Luke Lestini chips onto the green on Hole 15 during the PIAA West Region Golf Championships Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, at Tom’s Run Golf Course in Blairsville.
South Fayette golfer Luke Lestini playing well, having fun
September 26, 2019
South Fayette golfer Luke Lestini entered the season with a new focus.

Read More...

Penn-Trafford volleyball craves return to WPIAL playoffs
September 13, 2019
The Penn-Trafford girls volleyball team has been a consistent presence in the WPIAL playoffs over the last decade. The Warriors have been in the postseason eight of the previous 10 years.

Read More...

Norwin girls golfers polishing short-game skills
The Norwin girls golf team does a lot of things well on the course. But the team has one weakness — the short game.

Read More...

South Fayetteճ Quarterback Naman Alemada (10) passes the ball during their game Aug. 23 against Upper St. Clair.
Naman Alemada carries on QB tradition at South Fayette
September 12, 2019
Naman Alemada didn’t feel too much pressure in the build-up to his first start as South Fayette’s quarterback.

Read More...

Penn-Trafford goalkeeper Sam Doherty is entering her fourth season with the field hockey team and is the lone senior.
Penn-Trafford field hockey team going for 4th straight WPIAL title
September 1, 2019
For the past three seasons, the Penn-Trafford field hockey team has captured the WPIAL Class AA championship.

Read More...

Norwin no match for No. 3 North Allegheny
August 30, 2019
Norwin football coach Dave Brozeski didn’t mince words after his team’s showdown with North Allegheny.

Read More...

South Fayette girls golf wastes no time making program history
August 29, 2019
Aug. 27 is a date that will go into the South Fayette history books.

Read More...

St. Joseph soccer coach Paul O’Donnell works with his varsity squad during a recent practice Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019.
St. Joseph soccer to push for playoffs under new coach
August 28, 2019
Paul O’Donnell might be entering his first season as St. Joseph’s soccer coach, but he is no stranger to the program.

Read More...

Norwin’s Natalie Diven fires a shot against teammates while having an inter-squad field hockey scrimmage on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019 at Norwin High School.
New coach, big goals for Norwin field hockey
August 23, 2019
It is a new era for the Norwin field hockey team.

Read More...

Sto-Rox quarterback Eric Wilson throws a pass during practice on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019 in McKees Rocks.
Sto-Rox football team returns core of explosive offense
August 20, 2019
The Sto-Rox football team enters the season with plenty of motivation.

Read More...

Keyshawn Harris participates in a drill during Bishop Canevin footbal practice Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019.
Bishop Canevin aims to resume winning tradition
Outside of the locker room at Bishop Canevin, there is a plaque that honors legendary coach Bob Jacoby. The quote on it features six words that showcase what he demanded from his teams: “48 minutes of tough Canevin football.”

Read More...

Special group leaves South Fayette softball on upswing
May 23, 2019
The senior players of the South Fayette softball team made sure to leave a lasting impression on the program.

Read More...

Chartiers Valley’s Joe Schweikert (right) battles with South Fayette’s Brendan James during their game.
Chartiers Valley boys return to WPIAL lacrosse playoffs
May 9, 2019
The Charters Valley boys lacrosse season is ready to hit the reset button.

Read More...

Penn-Trafford’s Kris Sekera (13) competes against Penn Hills April 9, 2019 at Penn Hills.
Recent surge provides momentum for Penn-Trafford boys volleyball
May 3, 2019
The Penn-Trafford boys volleyball team might be peaking at the right time.

Read More...

Carlynton’s Wyland Gabler catches a ball at first base during a game against Avonworth on May 1, 2019.
After early struggles, Carlynton baseball chases playoff berth
May 2, 2019
It was a rough start for the Carlynton baseball team.

Read More...

Chartiers Valley baseball in hunt for WPIAL playoff berth
April 25, 2019
Coach Curt Cairns knew the Chartiers Valley baseball team was in for an uphill battle this season.

Read More...

Norwin’s Jakob Bindas serves the ball against Plum during boys’ volleyball on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at Norwin Senior High School.
Norwin volleyball enters 2nd half of season ranked 7th
April 19, 2019
There are many ways for a coach to measure success. For Norwin volleyball coach Nick Fallone, it comes down to how much has his team grown.

Read More...

Disciplined lacrosse leads South Fayette to 6-2 start
April 18, 2019
Shawn Leydig’s time as South Fayette’s boys lacrosse coach got off to a late start.

Read More...

Young Chartiers Valley girls lacrosse team hoping to contend for postseason berth
April 11, 2019
The Chartiers Valley girls lacrosse team is experiencing a youth movement.

Read More...

Chartiers Valley boys lacrosse seeks return to playoffs
April 4, 2019
The Chartiers Valley boys lacrosse team entered the season with a mission.

Read More...

Norwin’s Tommy McLaughlin (left) battles for control next to Alex Flemm, Cameron Mastenand Dan Good during their match against Fox Chapel Monday, Mar. 25, 2019, at Norwin High School.
With more veterans in the fold, Norwin boys lacrosse looking for continued improvement
March 26, 2019
The Norwin boys lacrosse team is growing up.

Read More...

Norwin catcher Sara Russell takes to the field against Latobe during softball at Greater Latrobe High School in Latrobe, on Friday, April 6, 2018.
Norwin softball looks to build on breakout year
March 17, 2019
It was breakthrough season for the Norwin softball team in 2018.

Read More...

Norwin’s Jayden Walker works out in the batting cages Tuesday, Mar. 12, 2019, at the Baseball Academy of Norwin.
Norwin baseball team loaded with experience
Experience should be on the Norwin baseball team’s side this season.

Read More...

Everett’s Brooke Colledge searches for an opening on net as Bishop Canevin’s Gillian Gustane defends during PIAA state basketball playoffs on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at Hempfield Area High School.
Despite loss in PIAA tournament, Bishop Canevin girls reflect on special season
March 15, 2019
The Bishop Canevin girls basketball team suffered a roster shakeup in the postseason.

Read More...

Norwin’s Ryan Weinzen (right) defeated Armstrong’s Ogden Atwood in the 220-pound title match.
Norwin sends program record 10 wrestlers to WPIALs; 2 capture titles
March 8, 2019
The Norwin wrestling team walked away from the WPIAL Class AAA individual tournament with some serious hardware.

Read More...

Former Peters Township football coach Rich Piccinini is the new coach at Carlynton for the 2019 season.
New Carlynton coach Piccinini emphasizes clean slate
February 27, 2019
The Carlynton football program is starting a new era in 2019.

Read More...

Fast start sends Blackhawk past Southmoreland and into WPIAL 4A semifinals
February 21, 2019
Blackhawk started hot and never let up.

Read More...

South Fayette hockey rolling, looks for 1st Penguins Cup
February 13, 2019
The South Fayette hockey team has been one of the top squads in the PIHL during the regular season.

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