Author: Nathan Smith


Aliquippa returns to WPIAL title game with win over rival Beaver Falls
November 9, 2018
It has been a decade of dominance for Aliquippa football. In each of the last 10 seasons, the team has reached the WPIAL championship game at Heinz Field. On Friday night, the Quips made it 11 straight. No. 1 Aliquippa reached the WPIAL Class 3A title game with a 42-14

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Norwin uses playoff absence as motivation for next season
It was an early end to the season for the Norwin football team. After reaching the WPIAL postseason each of the last four seasons, the Knights finished 3-7 and were unable to qualify for the Class 6A playoffs. andquot;It is disappointing that we didn't extend the season into the playoffs,andquot;

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Norwin boys soccer team hitting reset button as PIAA playoffs begin
November 5, 2018
After a disappointing end to its quest for a WPIAL Class AAAA title, the Norwin boys soccer team is pushing reset on the season. The Knights walked away from Highmark Stadium as WPIAL runners-up after dropping a 5-2 decision to Seneca Valley on Saturday. But not all is lost for

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Seneca Valley boys beat Norwin for 1st WPIAL boys soccer title
November 3, 2018
The Seneca Valley boys soccer team knew it had to strike early if it wanted to capture gold. And it did. The Raiders took the lead in the first minute and never looked back as it topped Norwin, 5-2, in the WPIAL Class AAAA championship game at Highmark Stadium in

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South Fayette ousts Greensburg Salem in Class 4A quarters
November 2, 2018
The South Fayette football team already beat Greensburg Salem once this season but knew it couldn't take this game for granted. Second-seeded South Fayette built an early lead to top seventh-seeded Greensburg Salem, 42-6, and advance to the WPIAL Class 4A semifinals against third-seeded Belle Vernon at a site and

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South Fayette girls soccer shows hard work pays off
October 31, 2018
It was a step forward for the South Fayette girls soccer team. The Lions' season ended with a 4-3 overtime loss to Hampton in the WPIAL Class 3A consolation game Oct. 30, but for second-year coach Katie Munnell, it is a sign the work of the players and staff is

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South Fayette hockey team off to fast start in PIHL Class A
October 26, 2018
The South Fayette hockey team is on the prowl. What is it hungry for Wins. Despite losing a talented senior class from last season's team, the Lions have pounced on the competition early and are off to a 3-0 start. andquot;The guys who are seniors this year were freshmen when

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North Allegheny edges West Allegheny in nonconference matchup
October 19, 2018
There was no running clock. But the starters from North Allegheny and West Allegheny still played less the normal Friday night. The teams agreed earlier in the week to play the game with a running clock. But after clarifying the rules, the game was played as normal -- almost. Both

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Norwin volleyball team enters playoffs forged by tight matches
For the Norwin volleyball team, it might be a case of better late than never. The Knights have been playing some of their best volleyball over the final weeks of the regular season. On Oct. 16, Norwin topped Section 3-4A champion Latrobe, 3-1. andquot;This team is working together pretty well,andquot;

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Bishop Canevin hockey returns to PIHL as part of co-op
October 18, 2018
The sweaters might say Bishop Canevin. But the Canevin hockey team has more than just Crusaders this season. The roster also has Rebels, Golden Eagles and Chargers. A year after the program went on hiatus because of low numbers, the Bishop Canevin hockey team is back. To help boost numbers,

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Beaver spoils Quaker Valley homecoming with big victory
October 12, 2018
There are a lot of words that can describe the Beaver football team's performance on Friday night. Efficient might be one of the best. The Bobcats scored on their first six possessions as they topped Quaker Valley, 47-14, in a nonconference homecoming showdown at Chuck Knox Stadium. andquot;You want to

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Chartiers Valley hockey to lean on experienced defensemen in early going
October 11, 2018
It wasn't the way the Chartiers Valley hockey team wanted to start the season -- a 4-0 loss to South Fayette. But for coach Paul Bonetti, the score told only part of the story for the Colts. Despite contending with a combination of inexperience and injuries, Chartiers Valley battled the

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Woodland Hills routs Kiski Area in nonconference contest
October 6, 2018
The Woodland Hills football team has suffered its share of setbacks this season. But the Wolverines had a vintage performance Friday night. Woodland Hills rolled over Kiski Area, 47-0, for a nonconference win at the Wolvarena. andquot;The guys came out ready to play,andquot; Woodland Hills coach Tim Bostard said. andquot;We

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South Fayette boys soccer uses midseason run to get back in contention
October 4, 2018
The South Fayette boys soccer team was at a crossroads early in the season. After starting the season 3-4, the Lions had two options -- continue at the same pace or put the work in to get back to the level of play the program has come to expect. South

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Central Catholic edges Bethel Park in nonconference showdown
September 21, 2018
One touchdown was all Central Catholic needed in a wet and wild game against Bethel Park. The Vikings scored on the opening drive of the

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Penn-Trafford girls volleyball in unfamiliar position after early-season losses
The Penn-Trafford girls volleyball team started the season in some uncharted territory. Coming off a section title last season, the Warriors started this season with

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Penn-Trafford girls volleyball in unfamiliar position after early-season losses
The Penn-Trafford girls volleyball team started the season in some uncharted territory. Coming off a section title last season, the Warriors started this season with

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Bishop Canevin’s Price commits to UMass Lowell
September 20, 2018
When UMass Lowell started recruiting Shamyjha Price, the Bishop Canevin girls basketball standout thought it was too far away. There is nearly 600 miles between

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South Fayette pounces early, defeats Greensburg Salem
September 14, 2018
Greensburg Salem learned the hard way it isn't easy walking into another lion's den. No. 2-ranked South Fayette roared out to an early lead en

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South Fayette volleyball looks to grow, develop confidence throughout season
With a young lineup, South Fayette coach Scott Sundgren isn't setting goals of win totals or section titles. He wants his players to get better

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Whiteleather rushes for 356 yards, 3 TDs as No. 5 Rochester routs Leechburg
September 7, 2018
Leechburg entered its game at Rochester welcomed by a banner from the school's cheerleaders with a bold message. andquot;Your school. Your field. Our game.andquot; The

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Norwin girls volleyball seeks to take next step in WPIAL playoffs
It is now or never for the seniors on the Norwin girls volleyball team. The group has been part of a lot of success with

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South Fayette girls soccer ready to take next step under 2nd-year coach
September 6, 2018
The South Fayette girls soccer team laid solid groundwork in Katie Munnell's first year as coach. Now it is time to build on that. The

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New-look Quaker Valley gets same results, shuts out Central Valley in opener
September 1, 2018
Some might be wondering how the Quaker Valley football team would look with 12 new starters and a first-year head coach. Different Quakers. Same results.

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Brandon Sensor takes over Chartiers Valley boys basketball program
August 30, 2018
Replacing a coaching legend is never easy. But Brandon Sensor is ready to give it a try. Sensor was selected as the next Chartiers Valley

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Southmoreland girls chasing 1st playoff berth since ’12
August 29, 2018
Southmoreland girls soccer coach Aryn Askin didn't get the results she had hoped for in her first season with the team. But the Scotties have

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Southmoreland boys soccer coaches preaching new mentality, culture
Jeremy Niemiec never thought he would come home. But he is happy he did. The Southmoreland graduate is preparing for his first season as the

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Render gets win No. 399 as USC tops South Fayette, ending the Lions 57-game regular season win streak
August 25, 2018
Upper St. Clair coach Jim Render moved one game closer to 400 career wins. But it wasn't easy. The Class 5A No. 5 Panthers built

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Cornell ready to take another step forward
August 17, 2018
For Cornell football coach Ed Dawson, the last few seasons have been like a marathon. After Quaker Valley ended its co-op with Cornell, the Raiders

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First-year coach looking to return pride to Sto-Rox football
La'Roi Johnson knows the potential of the Sto-Rox football program. As Imani Christian's offensive coordinator last season, the Saints faced the Vikings in the opening

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Carlynton ready to rebound from winless season
August 16, 2018
Scott Yoder knew Carlynton was going to go through some growing pains last season. But he didn't know how bad things would get. The Cougars

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Graduation turnover not lowering South Fayette’s high expectations
August 15, 2018
To say the South Fayette football team has been good during the regular season is an understatement. The Lions enter the season with a 57-game

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Penn-Trafford sidelines to look a little different after longtime athletic trainer Larry Cooper’s retirement
August 2, 2018
It is the end of an era at Penn-Trafford. A familiar face will be absent from the Warriors' sideline moving forward. Larry Cooper retired as

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Bishop Canevin accepting nominations for 1st class of Sports Hall of Fame
July 26, 2018
The annals of Bishop Canevin athletics are full of success. WPIAL titles. PIAA titles. Penguins Cups. Undefeated seasons. Athletes moving on for success at the

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Penn-Trafford's Thomas Shaw competes at North Allegheny's tournament Saturday, March 24, 2018, at North Allegheny.
Penn-Trafford volleyball has pieces in place to continue success
June 1, 2018
If there was any disappointment with the season for Penn-Trafford boys volleyball coach Jim Schall, it's that there wasn't more of it. The Warriors were

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Franklin Regional boys lacrosse continues to build with 2nd straight playoff berth
May 18, 2018
It wasn't the result the Franklin Regional boys lacrosse team wanted. But it was another step in the right direction. The Panthers (6-8) saw their

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Clutch hitting carries Bishop Canevin to playoff victory
If the Bishop Canevin softball team is hitting, there is a good chance it is winning. In the midst of a WPIAL Class A playoff

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North Allegheny lacrosse rolls past Franklin Regional
May 14, 2018
The North Allegheny boys lacrosse team quickly thwarted any hopes of an upset by Franklin Regional. The Tigers powered their way to a big first-quarter

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Penn-Trafford thrower Elma has top of podium in sights
May 11, 2018
Heading into the 2017 WPIAL Class AAA track and field championships, Penn-Trafford's Cam Elma was set to be one of the top throwers in the

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Chartiers Valley's Mackenzie Wagner carries the ball past Gateway players during the WPIAL girls 5A semifinals on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, at Baldwin.
Chartiers Valley’s Wagner commits to Loyola
Mackenzie Wagner got on the inside track for her college decision. The Chartiers Valley junior has verbally committed to Loyola (Md.) women's basketball. The Greyhounds

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Carlynton softball contends for playoff berth
May 7, 2018
The Carlynton softball team isn't giving up hope just yet. With a 2-6 record in Section 1-2A play, the Cougars started May in fifth place.

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Penn-Trafford's Nick Tarabrella competes at North Allegheny's tournament Saturday, March 24, 2018, at North Allegheny.
Penn-Trafford’s Tarabrella shows versatility on volleyball court
April 28, 2018
Penn-Trafford's Nick Tarabrella has made a name for himself on the turf during his high school career. The senior was a standout forward for the

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Penn-Trafford athletic trainer Larry Cooper watches girls' softball during their game against Norwin on Friday, April 27, 2018 at Penn-Trafford School District in Harrison City. Cooper is soon-to-be retiring from 35 years of service at the school district.
Penn-Trafford trainer Larry Cooper to be honored by Korey Stringer Institute
April 27, 2018
Penn-Trafford athletic trainer Larry Cooper is set to add another distinguished honor to his already lengthy resume. Cooper will receive the Korey Stringer Institute (KSI)

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South Fayette third baseman Eli Snider snags a line drive during a game against Quaker Valley Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at South Fayette High School.
Strong-armed South Fayette baseball team poised to weather busy stretch run
April 20, 2018
It is a pitfall every WPIAL baseball team needs to prepare for — rescheduled games. Thanks to the soggy Western Pennsylvania springs, the schedules in

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Norwin pitcher Jayden Walker competes during a scrimmage game against Yough
Young pitchers step up for Norwin baseball
The Norwin pitching staff is learning on the job. The turnover rate was high in the Knights' rotation, as the team did not return any

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Penn-Trafford's Karah Thatcher (17) and Hempfield's Alexis Hill (19) compete Monday, April 9, 2018, at Penn-Trafford.
Penn-Trafford girls lacrosse building in 2nd WPIAL season
April 14, 2018
Taking over a team that went 0-14 last season, first-year Penn Trafford girls lacrosse coach Nancy Happel had a clear goal. Win a game. It

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Chartiers Valley's Sara Katonka carries the ball during a game against Quaker Valley on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at Chartiers Valley.
New coach takes reins for Chartiers Valley girls lacrosse
It is another year of transition for Chartiers Valley girls lacrosse. The reins of the Colts have been handed to Jordan Burkes, the fourth head

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Smaller track teams competing for Penn-Trafford
April 6, 2018
The Penn-Trafford track and field teams are playing a numbers game this season. The Warriors have seen a decrease in the number of athletes on

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Chartiers Valley boys lacrosse gaining experience
The Chartiers Valley boys lacrosse team is going through a maturation process. The Colts entered the season with only five players who had competed in

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Penn-Trafford's Nick Tarabrella (left) and Jake Tappe compete during a scrimmage Thursday, March 22, 2018, at Fox Chapel.
After graduation losses, Penn-Trafford volleyball to rely on size, depth
March 23, 2018
Expectations have been raised for the Penn-Trafford boys volleyball team. The Warriors are riding a hot streak from the previous two seasons. The run includes

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Penn-Trafford softball has plenty to replace
March 19, 2018
Some might see the Penn-Trafford softball team as going through a transition year. The Warriors lost a talented senior class: Of the eight players, six

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Penn-Trafford baseball wants section title
Penn-Trafford baseball coach Dan Miller isn't mincing words this season: He believes his team will be a contender to finish on top of Section 2-6A.

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Carlynton baseball flies under radar; Bishop Canevin looks to juniors
March 17, 2018
Carlynton baseball players have seen the social media posts hyping the top players and programs of the WPIAL. They also noticed the lack of buzz

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Norwin's Kurtis Phipps celebrates a win over Coatesville's Brennan McBride in the 106 pound semifinal bout during the PIAA state championship Saturday, March 10, 2018 at the Giant Center in Hershey. Phipps moves on to the state final in class 3A.
Norwin’s Phipps takes silver at PIAA wrestling
March 12, 2018
Kurtis Phipps' journey to a state wrestling title fell one win short. The Norwin sophomore lost in the finals of the PIAA Class AAA wrestling

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Bishop Canevin girls reflect on 3rd straight WPIAL title
March 10, 2018
The Bishop Canevin girls basketball team is on a run for the history books. With a 56-52 win over East Allegheny in the Class 3A

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Standout sophomore Phipps ‘shows progression’ at WPIAL wrestling championships
March 5, 2018
Norwin wrestler Kurtis Phipps proved to be the best in the west at 106 pounds for the second consecutive season. The sophomore added to his

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Vincentian Academy boys defeat Union to capture third WPIAL Class A championship
March 1, 2018
This will be a game Vincentian Academy boys basketball coach Tim Tyree won't soon forget. The No. 1-seeded Royals captured their third WPIAL championship by

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Strong start vaults Bishop Canevin girls past Mohawk in Class 3A semifinals
February 28, 2018
The Bishop Canevin girls basketball team will have a chance to defend its crown. The reigning WPIAL Class 3A champion will return to the Petersen

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Peters Township girls hold off Hempfield rallies to advance in Class 6A playoffs
February 23, 2018
Every time Peters Township tried to pull away in the WPIAL Class 6A quarterfinals, Hempfield rallied. But the Spartans came up one run short. The

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Fox Chapel's Chase Villani battles Chartiers Valley's Mike Sedlak for the puck during the PIHL Class A All-Star game Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, at the RMU Island Sports Center.
Chartiers Valley hockey rallies to earn Penguins Cup playoffs berth
The Chartiers Valley hockey team could have given up. The team started 1-6 and was at the bottom of the PIHL Class A standings. But

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Latrobe's Brady Sherback struggles underneath Norwin's Kurtis Phipps during the 106 weight class final Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 in the Westmoreland County Coaches Association's 2018 wrestling tournament. Phipps won the final bout against Sherback coming in first place in the 106 class.
Norwin wrestlers aiming for success at section tournament
February 19, 2018
This is when the months of work, sweat and dedication pay off. Norwin's wrestlers will enter the individual portion of the season Feb. 24 at

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Penn-Trafford rifle team acquits itself well at WPIALs
February 12, 2018
Hunter Greyno was on target in his final event with the Penn-Trafford rifle team. The senior wrapped up his career by shooting a 200-16x to

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Carlynton swim teams enjoy luxury of depth
February 10, 2018
For the first time in several years, both Carlynton swimming teams have a crucial part of the success puzzle. Depth. The Cougars added a total

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Carnegie area basketball teams have work to do in playoff hunt
February 3, 2018
There is a lot of uncertainty for the boys basketball teams in the Signal Item area. Only one team clinched a WPIAL playoff berth by

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South Fayette boys basketball rides strong defense
January 27, 2018
Coming into the season, the South Fayette boys basketball team was looking for an identity. The team found one in its defense. The Lions' defense

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Bishop Canevin football ready to go with new coach Lucas
January 20, 2018
Bishop Canevin didn't have to go far to find its next football coach. Chris Lucas, who served as the offensive coordinator for the Crusaders the

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Chartiers Valley guard Tyler Shaw drives against Knoch's Scott Fraser Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, at Knoch.
Chartiers Valley boys basketball overcomes inexperience
January 12, 2018
The Chartiers Valley boys basketball team had a lot of growing up to do this season. The Colts entered with no seniors and only one

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Mt Lebanon's Alyssa Hyland drives past Peters' Olivia Ziegler Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 at Mt. Lebanon High School.
Mt. Lebanon girls upset No. 2 Peters Township in Section 3 clash
January 11, 2018
Mt. Lebanon girls basketball coach Dori Oldaker started the week just wanting her squad to stay in the hunt for the WPIAL playoffs. But after

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Carlynton boys show fight during early-season schedule
January 6, 2018
When stepping on the court to face the Carlynton boys basketball team, opponents should expect a battle for all four quarters. andquot;This team's identity has

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West Allegheny girls upset No. 2 Chartiers Valley in Section 1-5A clash
January 4, 2018
Individuals often have one of two responses when pushed to the brink: fight or flight. The West Allegheny girls basketball team chose fight in Thursday's

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Chartiers Valley looking to build gymnastics program
December 28, 2017
Chartiers Valley is the new kid on the block in WPIAL gymnastics. After several seasons of having individual competitors, the Colts have started a program

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Penn-Trafford rifle team ready to make waves
December 18, 2017
While the program has been around several seasons, the Penn-Trafford rifle team sometimes still is an unknown to opposing teams. andquot;I don't think all of

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Chartiers Valley's Megan McConnell (25) and Mackenzie Wagner (5) celebrate with their teammates following their 52-36 win over Oakland Catholic during the WPIAL Class 5A girls' basketball championship Saturday, March 4, 2017, at the Petersen Events Center.
Injuries force Chartiers Valley girls basketball team to adapt
December 16, 2017
Things were looking good for the Charters Valley girls basketball team at the conclusion of the 2016-17 season. The squad was set to return four

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Penn-Trafford wrestling coach Rich Ginther watches his team compete during the Eastern Area wrestling tournament Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, at Gateway.
Penn-Trafford’s Coy, Chishko start strong at Eastern Area Invitational
December 11, 2017
The Penn-Trafford wrestling team got its season off to a solid start at the Eastern Area Invitational Wrestling Tournament last week. The Warriors finished 11th

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Chartiers Valley's Josh DiMatteo
Chartiers Valley players honored after special soccer season
November 16, 2017
The resurgence of Chartiers Valley as a WPIAL boys soccer power continued this season. While the Colts were unable to capture a second straight WPIAL

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South Fayette volleyball caps season in quarterfinals
November 4, 2017
There was only one thing South Fayette girls volleyball coach Scott Sundgren wanted from this season — more of it. After watching his young roster

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Franklin Regional's Nate Leopold is brought down by Upper St. Clair's Tom Kyle on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 during WPIAL football playoffs at Upper St. Clair High School.
Upper St. Clair advances after defensive struggle with Franklin Regional
November 3, 2017
In a defensive struggle that mirrored a heavyweight boxing match, it was Upper St. Clair that landed enough blows to walk away victorious. The No.

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The Norwin boys cross country team takes off from the starting line during the WPIAL Class AAA championship race Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, at Cooper's Lake Campground.
Norwin runners gain experience at WPIAL meet
October 30, 2017
In recent seasons, the Norwin cross country program has seen the girls team finish the year strong at the WPIAL cross country championship with a

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Freedom's Chloe Keller scores past Yough defenders during the first half of their WPIAL Class AA semifinal Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, at Moon Area High School.
Defending champion Freedom shuts out Yough in WPIAL semifinals
Freedom girls soccer will have a chance to defend its title. The reigning Class AA champion will return to Highmark Stadium later this week after

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Playoff-bound Imani Christian pushed by winless Leechburg
October 28, 2017
Imani Christian's spot in the WPIAL Class A playoffs was solidified weeks ago. But Leechburg was determined to give it one more fight in the

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Bethel Park clinches Southeast Conference title with win over rival Mt. Lebanon
Bethel Park went to Mt. Lebanon on Friday and proved it is the beast of the Southeast. The Black Hawks topped the Blue Devils, 34-24,

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Johnny Beck joins list of talented South Fayette tailbacks
The South Fayette football team has become known for a high-scoring offense with a prolific passing attack. But don't count out the Lions' ground game.

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Greater Latrobe's Maria Cawoski leads the pack at the start of the girls varsity race during the WCCA cross country championships on Thursday Oct. 12, 2017 at Westmoreland County Community College.
Norwin runners gear up for WPIAL meet
October 23, 2017
The Norwin cross country teams are hitting their peak heading into the biggest race of the season. Both teams finished in second place in Section

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Fox Chapel outmuscles Chartiers Valley to secure spot in WPIAL playoffs
October 21, 2017
The Fox Chapel playoff drought has ended. With a 34-18 win on the road over Chartiers Valley, the Foxes clinched the final playoff berth in

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South Fayette celebrates after scoring against Norwin Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, at Center Ice Arena.
South Fayette hockey enjoying luxury of experience
October 20, 2017
The South Fayette hockey team is skating into a season of potential that doesn't come around often. The Lions are receiving a boost from a

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Montour’s fast start too much for Greensburg Salem in nonconference game
October 13, 2017
Montour started fast against Greensburg Salem and never looked back. The No. 4-4A Spartans (6-1) rolled to a 38-0 nonconference win over the Golden Lions

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Norwin's Carter Breen splits the defense of Penn-Trafford's Ryan Hilty (22) and Jake Rausch during their game Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, in Harrison City.
Norwin boys soccer team ramping up for postseason run
October 9, 2017
The final stretch of the regular season for WPIAL soccer season can be brutal. Teams enter the remaining games battling for playoff positioning while trying

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Struggling Carlynton football team works toward improvement
October 7, 2017
It has been an uphill battle for the Carlynton football team through a 0-4 start to the season. While the results don't show it, there

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Aliquippa shuts out Clairton in penalty-riddled game
It wasn't pretty, but a win is another win for Aliquippa. The Class 3A No. 1-ranked Quips defended their home turf at the Pit with

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Norwin’s Lexy Kendro (6) controls the ball against Latrobe during the first half on Monday Sept. 11, 2017 at Latrobe.
Kendro provides scoring touch for Norwin girls
October 2, 2017
For some athletes, changing positions in a sport can be challenging. It can take time to adjust to the new surroundings or learn how their

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South Fayette volleyball off to fast start
September 30, 2017
When a varsity sports team needs to turn to underclassmen for production, it can lead to growing pains no matter if it is on the

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Gizzo, Fox Chapel run past Moon in Allegheny 9
It was the Nick Gizzo show at Tiger Stadium on Friday. Fox Chapel's senior quarterback led his squad to a 42-6 win over Moon in

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South Fayette girls off to fast start under new coach
September 23, 2017
Some teams enter the first season with a new coach needing time to adjust. But the South Fayette girls soccer team has been playing at

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Riverview struggles to contain Bishop Canevin in conference loss
September 22, 2017
It was a andquot;ruffandquot; night for the Riverview football team. Bishop Canevin's Jonathan Ruffing finished with four touchdowns to lead the Crusaders to a 35-12

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North Allegheny's Angie Genter (7) and Norwin's Skylar Lindberg (12) compete Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, at North Allegheny.
Norwin field hockey aims to compete in Section 1
September 18, 2017
Some teams get to ease into the season with a couple of cupcake opponents. The Norwin field hockey team was thrown into the deep end

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South Fayette boys soccer deals with early adversity
September 16, 2017
The first few weeks of the South Fayette boys soccer team's season has been all about experimentation — some by choice, others by necessity. Coming

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Dauer’s 4 touchdowns lead Keystone Oaks past Deer Lakes
The power of Dauer was on display at Dormont Memorial Stadium Friday night. Keystone Oaks running back Michael Dauer led the Golden Eagles to a

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Experienced lineup bolsters Norwin volleyball
September 11, 2017
The Norwin girls volleyball team had some growing up to do. Last season the team had only four seniors on the roster and several new

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South Fayette's Drew Saxton throws the ball downfield to a receiver during the game against Central Valley in the WPIAL Class 4A Week Zero matchup at South Fayette Stadium on Friday, Aug. 26, 2016.
Saxton continues South Fayette line of elite quarterbacks
September 9, 2017
It is hard to deny that South Fayette has become a cradle of quarterbacks over the last several years. Since 2010, the Lions have had

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Smith leads South Park past Mt. Pleasant
September 8, 2017
Damon Smith was a one-man wrecking crew for South Park on Friday night. Through the air and on the ground, Smith led the fourth-ranked Eagles

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Highlands gets victory in coach Dom Girardi’s debut
September 1, 2017
It was a golden start for the Dom Girardi era of Highlands football. In his first game as the Golden Rams' coach, Girardi's squad topped

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Veterans hope to guide Penn-Trafford girls to section crown
August 29, 2017
For some girls soccer teams, winning 15 games and reaching the WPIAL quarterfinals is a successful season. The Penn-Trafford girls soccer team felt a bit

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Penn Trafford's Austin Kreutzberger (7) against Penn Hills during a pre-season scrimmage on Wednesday Aug. 23, 2017 at Penn-Trafford.
Penn-Trafford boys aim to stay atop section standings
The Penn-Trafford boys soccer team has been the jewel of its section the last three years. The Warriors have finished on top of the standings

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North Allegheny senior forward Josh Luchini competes during practice Aug. 24, 2017, at North Allegheny.
Chartiers Valley boys ready to defend WPIAL title
August 26, 2017
It will be hard for the Chartiers Valley boys soccer team to match last season's success. But the Colts are ready to give it a

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Junior Jon Ruffing (back) practices with the Bishop Canevin football team Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017.
Shorthanded Bishop Canevin looks to overcome roster turnover
August 18, 2017
It has been an offseason of attrition for the Bishop Canevin football team. The Crusaders lost a senior class of eight players from the 2016

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Carlynton welcomes Bishop Canevin for girls tennis co-op
August 5, 2017
Bishop Canevin and Carlynton tend to be fierce rivals. From basketball to soccer to baseball, a win means bragging rights. But when the girls tennis

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Aliquippa returns to WPIAL title game with win over rival Beaver Falls
November 9, 2018
It has been a decade of dominance for Aliquippa football. In each of the last 10 seasons, the team has reached the WPIAL championship game at Heinz Field. On Friday night, the Quips made it 11 straight. No. 1 Aliquippa reached the WPIAL Class 3A title game with a 42-14

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Norwin uses playoff absence as motivation for next season
It was an early end to the season for the Norwin football team. After reaching the WPIAL postseason each of the last four seasons, the Knights finished 3-7 and were unable to qualify for the Class 6A playoffs. andquot;It is disappointing that we didn't extend the season into the playoffs,andquot;

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Norwin boys soccer team hitting reset button as PIAA playoffs begin
November 5, 2018
After a disappointing end to its quest for a WPIAL Class AAAA title, the Norwin boys soccer team is pushing reset on the season. The Knights walked away from Highmark Stadium as WPIAL runners-up after dropping a 5-2 decision to Seneca Valley on Saturday. But not all is lost for

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Seneca Valley boys beat Norwin for 1st WPIAL boys soccer title
November 3, 2018
The Seneca Valley boys soccer team knew it had to strike early if it wanted to capture gold. And it did. The Raiders took the lead in the first minute and never looked back as it topped Norwin, 5-2, in the WPIAL Class AAAA championship game at Highmark Stadium in

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South Fayette ousts Greensburg Salem in Class 4A quarters
November 2, 2018
The South Fayette football team already beat Greensburg Salem once this season but knew it couldn't take this game for granted. Second-seeded South Fayette built an early lead to top seventh-seeded Greensburg Salem, 42-6, and advance to the WPIAL Class 4A semifinals against third-seeded Belle Vernon at a site and

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South Fayette girls soccer shows hard work pays off
October 31, 2018
It was a step forward for the South Fayette girls soccer team. The Lions' season ended with a 4-3 overtime loss to Hampton in the WPIAL Class 3A consolation game Oct. 30, but for second-year coach Katie Munnell, it is a sign the work of the players and staff is

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South Fayette hockey team off to fast start in PIHL Class A
October 26, 2018
The South Fayette hockey team is on the prowl. What is it hungry for Wins. Despite losing a talented senior class from last season's team, the Lions have pounced on the competition early and are off to a 3-0 start. andquot;The guys who are seniors this year were freshmen when

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North Allegheny edges West Allegheny in nonconference matchup
October 19, 2018
There was no running clock. But the starters from North Allegheny and West Allegheny still played less the normal Friday night. The teams agreed earlier in the week to play the game with a running clock. But after clarifying the rules, the game was played as normal -- almost. Both

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Norwin volleyball team enters playoffs forged by tight matches
For the Norwin volleyball team, it might be a case of better late than never. The Knights have been playing some of their best volleyball over the final weeks of the regular season. On Oct. 16, Norwin topped Section 3-4A champion Latrobe, 3-1. andquot;This team is working together pretty well,andquot;

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Bishop Canevin hockey returns to PIHL as part of co-op
October 18, 2018
The sweaters might say Bishop Canevin. But the Canevin hockey team has more than just Crusaders this season. The roster also has Rebels, Golden Eagles and Chargers. A year after the program went on hiatus because of low numbers, the Bishop Canevin hockey team is back. To help boost numbers,

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Beaver spoils Quaker Valley homecoming with big victory
October 12, 2018
There are a lot of words that can describe the Beaver football team's performance on Friday night. Efficient might be one of the best. The Bobcats scored on their first six possessions as they topped Quaker Valley, 47-14, in a nonconference homecoming showdown at Chuck Knox Stadium. andquot;You want to

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Chartiers Valley hockey to lean on experienced defensemen in early going
October 11, 2018
It wasn't the way the Chartiers Valley hockey team wanted to start the season -- a 4-0 loss to South Fayette. But for coach Paul Bonetti, the score told only part of the story for the Colts. Despite contending with a combination of inexperience and injuries, Chartiers Valley battled the

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Woodland Hills routs Kiski Area in nonconference contest
October 6, 2018
The Woodland Hills football team has suffered its share of setbacks this season. But the Wolverines had a vintage performance Friday night. Woodland Hills rolled over Kiski Area, 47-0, for a nonconference win at the Wolvarena. andquot;The guys came out ready to play,andquot; Woodland Hills coach Tim Bostard said. andquot;We

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South Fayette boys soccer uses midseason run to get back in contention
October 4, 2018
The South Fayette boys soccer team was at a crossroads early in the season. After starting the season 3-4, the Lions had two options -- continue at the same pace or put the work in to get back to the level of play the program has come to expect. South

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Central Catholic edges Bethel Park in nonconference showdown
September 21, 2018
One touchdown was all Central Catholic needed in a wet and wild game against Bethel Park. The Vikings scored on the opening drive of the

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Penn-Trafford girls volleyball in unfamiliar position after early-season losses
The Penn-Trafford girls volleyball team started the season in some uncharted territory. Coming off a section title last season, the Warriors started this season with

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Penn-Trafford girls volleyball in unfamiliar position after early-season losses
The Penn-Trafford girls volleyball team started the season in some uncharted territory. Coming off a section title last season, the Warriors started this season with

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Bishop Canevin’s Price commits to UMass Lowell
September 20, 2018
When UMass Lowell started recruiting Shamyjha Price, the Bishop Canevin girls basketball standout thought it was too far away. There is nearly 600 miles between

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South Fayette pounces early, defeats Greensburg Salem
September 14, 2018
Greensburg Salem learned the hard way it isn't easy walking into another lion's den. No. 2-ranked South Fayette roared out to an early lead en

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South Fayette volleyball looks to grow, develop confidence throughout season
With a young lineup, South Fayette coach Scott Sundgren isn't setting goals of win totals or section titles. He wants his players to get better

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Whiteleather rushes for 356 yards, 3 TDs as No. 5 Rochester routs Leechburg
September 7, 2018
Leechburg entered its game at Rochester welcomed by a banner from the school's cheerleaders with a bold message. andquot;Your school. Your field. Our game.andquot; The

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Norwin girls volleyball seeks to take next step in WPIAL playoffs
It is now or never for the seniors on the Norwin girls volleyball team. The group has been part of a lot of success with

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South Fayette girls soccer ready to take next step under 2nd-year coach
September 6, 2018
The South Fayette girls soccer team laid solid groundwork in Katie Munnell's first year as coach. Now it is time to build on that. The

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New-look Quaker Valley gets same results, shuts out Central Valley in opener
September 1, 2018
Some might be wondering how the Quaker Valley football team would look with 12 new starters and a first-year head coach. Different Quakers. Same results.

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Brandon Sensor takes over Chartiers Valley boys basketball program
August 30, 2018
Replacing a coaching legend is never easy. But Brandon Sensor is ready to give it a try. Sensor was selected as the next Chartiers Valley

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Southmoreland girls chasing 1st playoff berth since ’12
August 29, 2018
Southmoreland girls soccer coach Aryn Askin didn't get the results she had hoped for in her first season with the team. But the Scotties have

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Southmoreland boys soccer coaches preaching new mentality, culture
Jeremy Niemiec never thought he would come home. But he is happy he did. The Southmoreland graduate is preparing for his first season as the

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Render gets win No. 399 as USC tops South Fayette, ending the Lions 57-game regular season win streak
August 25, 2018
Upper St. Clair coach Jim Render moved one game closer to 400 career wins. But it wasn't easy. The Class 5A No. 5 Panthers built

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Cornell ready to take another step forward
August 17, 2018
For Cornell football coach Ed Dawson, the last few seasons have been like a marathon. After Quaker Valley ended its co-op with Cornell, the Raiders

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First-year coach looking to return pride to Sto-Rox football
La'Roi Johnson knows the potential of the Sto-Rox football program. As Imani Christian's offensive coordinator last season, the Saints faced the Vikings in the opening

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Carlynton ready to rebound from winless season
August 16, 2018
Scott Yoder knew Carlynton was going to go through some growing pains last season. But he didn't know how bad things would get. The Cougars

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Graduation turnover not lowering South Fayette’s high expectations
August 15, 2018
To say the South Fayette football team has been good during the regular season is an understatement. The Lions enter the season with a 57-game

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Penn-Trafford sidelines to look a little different after longtime athletic trainer Larry Cooper’s retirement
August 2, 2018
It is the end of an era at Penn-Trafford. A familiar face will be absent from the Warriors' sideline moving forward. Larry Cooper retired as

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Bishop Canevin accepting nominations for 1st class of Sports Hall of Fame
July 26, 2018
The annals of Bishop Canevin athletics are full of success. WPIAL titles. PIAA titles. Penguins Cups. Undefeated seasons. Athletes moving on for success at the

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Penn-Trafford's Thomas Shaw competes at North Allegheny's tournament Saturday, March 24, 2018, at North Allegheny.
Penn-Trafford volleyball has pieces in place to continue success
June 1, 2018
If there was any disappointment with the season for Penn-Trafford boys volleyball coach Jim Schall, it's that there wasn't more of it. The Warriors were

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Franklin Regional boys lacrosse continues to build with 2nd straight playoff berth
May 18, 2018
It wasn't the result the Franklin Regional boys lacrosse team wanted. But it was another step in the right direction. The Panthers (6-8) saw their

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Clutch hitting carries Bishop Canevin to playoff victory
If the Bishop Canevin softball team is hitting, there is a good chance it is winning. In the midst of a WPIAL Class A playoff

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North Allegheny lacrosse rolls past Franklin Regional
May 14, 2018
The North Allegheny boys lacrosse team quickly thwarted any hopes of an upset by Franklin Regional. The Tigers powered their way to a big first-quarter

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Penn-Trafford thrower Elma has top of podium in sights
May 11, 2018
Heading into the 2017 WPIAL Class AAA track and field championships, Penn-Trafford's Cam Elma was set to be one of the top throwers in the

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Chartiers Valley's Mackenzie Wagner carries the ball past Gateway players during the WPIAL girls 5A semifinals on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, at Baldwin.
Chartiers Valley’s Wagner commits to Loyola
Mackenzie Wagner got on the inside track for her college decision. The Chartiers Valley junior has verbally committed to Loyola (Md.) women's basketball. The Greyhounds

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Carlynton softball contends for playoff berth
May 7, 2018
The Carlynton softball team isn't giving up hope just yet. With a 2-6 record in Section 1-2A play, the Cougars started May in fifth place.

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Penn-Trafford's Nick Tarabrella competes at North Allegheny's tournament Saturday, March 24, 2018, at North Allegheny.
Penn-Trafford’s Tarabrella shows versatility on volleyball court
April 28, 2018
Penn-Trafford's Nick Tarabrella has made a name for himself on the turf during his high school career. The senior was a standout forward for the

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Penn-Trafford athletic trainer Larry Cooper watches girls' softball during their game against Norwin on Friday, April 27, 2018 at Penn-Trafford School District in Harrison City. Cooper is soon-to-be retiring from 35 years of service at the school district.
Penn-Trafford trainer Larry Cooper to be honored by Korey Stringer Institute
April 27, 2018
Penn-Trafford athletic trainer Larry Cooper is set to add another distinguished honor to his already lengthy resume. Cooper will receive the Korey Stringer Institute (KSI)

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South Fayette third baseman Eli Snider snags a line drive during a game against Quaker Valley Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at South Fayette High School.
Strong-armed South Fayette baseball team poised to weather busy stretch run
April 20, 2018
It is a pitfall every WPIAL baseball team needs to prepare for — rescheduled games. Thanks to the soggy Western Pennsylvania springs, the schedules in

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Norwin pitcher Jayden Walker competes during a scrimmage game against Yough
Young pitchers step up for Norwin baseball
The Norwin pitching staff is learning on the job. The turnover rate was high in the Knights' rotation, as the team did not return any

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Penn-Trafford's Karah Thatcher (17) and Hempfield's Alexis Hill (19) compete Monday, April 9, 2018, at Penn-Trafford.
Penn-Trafford girls lacrosse building in 2nd WPIAL season
April 14, 2018
Taking over a team that went 0-14 last season, first-year Penn Trafford girls lacrosse coach Nancy Happel had a clear goal. Win a game. It

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Chartiers Valley's Sara Katonka carries the ball during a game against Quaker Valley on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at Chartiers Valley.
New coach takes reins for Chartiers Valley girls lacrosse
It is another year of transition for Chartiers Valley girls lacrosse. The reins of the Colts have been handed to Jordan Burkes, the fourth head

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Smaller track teams competing for Penn-Trafford
April 6, 2018
The Penn-Trafford track and field teams are playing a numbers game this season. The Warriors have seen a decrease in the number of athletes on

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Chartiers Valley boys lacrosse gaining experience
The Chartiers Valley boys lacrosse team is going through a maturation process. The Colts entered the season with only five players who had competed in

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Penn-Trafford's Nick Tarabrella (left) and Jake Tappe compete during a scrimmage Thursday, March 22, 2018, at Fox Chapel.
After graduation losses, Penn-Trafford volleyball to rely on size, depth
March 23, 2018
Expectations have been raised for the Penn-Trafford boys volleyball team. The Warriors are riding a hot streak from the previous two seasons. The run includes

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Penn-Trafford softball has plenty to replace
March 19, 2018
Some might see the Penn-Trafford softball team as going through a transition year. The Warriors lost a talented senior class: Of the eight players, six

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Penn-Trafford baseball wants section title
Penn-Trafford baseball coach Dan Miller isn't mincing words this season: He believes his team will be a contender to finish on top of Section 2-6A.

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Carlynton baseball flies under radar; Bishop Canevin looks to juniors
March 17, 2018
Carlynton baseball players have seen the social media posts hyping the top players and programs of the WPIAL. They also noticed the lack of buzz

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Norwin's Kurtis Phipps celebrates a win over Coatesville's Brennan McBride in the 106 pound semifinal bout during the PIAA state championship Saturday, March 10, 2018 at the Giant Center in Hershey. Phipps moves on to the state final in class 3A.
Norwin’s Phipps takes silver at PIAA wrestling
March 12, 2018
Kurtis Phipps' journey to a state wrestling title fell one win short. The Norwin sophomore lost in the finals of the PIAA Class AAA wrestling

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Bishop Canevin girls reflect on 3rd straight WPIAL title
March 10, 2018
The Bishop Canevin girls basketball team is on a run for the history books. With a 56-52 win over East Allegheny in the Class 3A

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Standout sophomore Phipps ‘shows progression’ at WPIAL wrestling championships
March 5, 2018
Norwin wrestler Kurtis Phipps proved to be the best in the west at 106 pounds for the second consecutive season. The sophomore added to his

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Vincentian Academy boys defeat Union to capture third WPIAL Class A championship
March 1, 2018
This will be a game Vincentian Academy boys basketball coach Tim Tyree won't soon forget. The No. 1-seeded Royals captured their third WPIAL championship by

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Strong start vaults Bishop Canevin girls past Mohawk in Class 3A semifinals
February 28, 2018
The Bishop Canevin girls basketball team will have a chance to defend its crown. The reigning WPIAL Class 3A champion will return to the Petersen

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Peters Township girls hold off Hempfield rallies to advance in Class 6A playoffs
February 23, 2018
Every time Peters Township tried to pull away in the WPIAL Class 6A quarterfinals, Hempfield rallied. But the Spartans came up one run short. The

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Fox Chapel's Chase Villani battles Chartiers Valley's Mike Sedlak for the puck during the PIHL Class A All-Star game Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, at the RMU Island Sports Center.
Chartiers Valley hockey rallies to earn Penguins Cup playoffs berth
The Chartiers Valley hockey team could have given up. The team started 1-6 and was at the bottom of the PIHL Class A standings. But

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Latrobe's Brady Sherback struggles underneath Norwin's Kurtis Phipps during the 106 weight class final Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 in the Westmoreland County Coaches Association's 2018 wrestling tournament. Phipps won the final bout against Sherback coming in first place in the 106 class.
Norwin wrestlers aiming for success at section tournament
February 19, 2018
This is when the months of work, sweat and dedication pay off. Norwin's wrestlers will enter the individual portion of the season Feb. 24 at

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Penn-Trafford rifle team acquits itself well at WPIALs
February 12, 2018
Hunter Greyno was on target in his final event with the Penn-Trafford rifle team. The senior wrapped up his career by shooting a 200-16x to

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Carlynton swim teams enjoy luxury of depth
February 10, 2018
For the first time in several years, both Carlynton swimming teams have a crucial part of the success puzzle. Depth. The Cougars added a total

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Carnegie area basketball teams have work to do in playoff hunt
February 3, 2018
There is a lot of uncertainty for the boys basketball teams in the Signal Item area. Only one team clinched a WPIAL playoff berth by

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South Fayette boys basketball rides strong defense
January 27, 2018
Coming into the season, the South Fayette boys basketball team was looking for an identity. The team found one in its defense. The Lions' defense

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Bishop Canevin football ready to go with new coach Lucas
January 20, 2018
Bishop Canevin didn't have to go far to find its next football coach. Chris Lucas, who served as the offensive coordinator for the Crusaders the

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Chartiers Valley guard Tyler Shaw drives against Knoch's Scott Fraser Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, at Knoch.
Chartiers Valley boys basketball overcomes inexperience
January 12, 2018
The Chartiers Valley boys basketball team had a lot of growing up to do this season. The Colts entered with no seniors and only one

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Mt Lebanon's Alyssa Hyland drives past Peters' Olivia Ziegler Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 at Mt. Lebanon High School.
Mt. Lebanon girls upset No. 2 Peters Township in Section 3 clash
January 11, 2018
Mt. Lebanon girls basketball coach Dori Oldaker started the week just wanting her squad to stay in the hunt for the WPIAL playoffs. But after

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Carlynton boys show fight during early-season schedule
January 6, 2018
When stepping on the court to face the Carlynton boys basketball team, opponents should expect a battle for all four quarters. andquot;This team's identity has

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West Allegheny girls upset No. 2 Chartiers Valley in Section 1-5A clash
January 4, 2018
Individuals often have one of two responses when pushed to the brink: fight or flight. The West Allegheny girls basketball team chose fight in Thursday's

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Chartiers Valley looking to build gymnastics program
December 28, 2017
Chartiers Valley is the new kid on the block in WPIAL gymnastics. After several seasons of having individual competitors, the Colts have started a program

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Penn-Trafford rifle team ready to make waves
December 18, 2017
While the program has been around several seasons, the Penn-Trafford rifle team sometimes still is an unknown to opposing teams. andquot;I don't think all of

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Chartiers Valley's Megan McConnell (25) and Mackenzie Wagner (5) celebrate with their teammates following their 52-36 win over Oakland Catholic during the WPIAL Class 5A girls' basketball championship Saturday, March 4, 2017, at the Petersen Events Center.
Injuries force Chartiers Valley girls basketball team to adapt
December 16, 2017
Things were looking good for the Charters Valley girls basketball team at the conclusion of the 2016-17 season. The squad was set to return four

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Penn-Trafford wrestling coach Rich Ginther watches his team compete during the Eastern Area wrestling tournament Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, at Gateway.
Penn-Trafford’s Coy, Chishko start strong at Eastern Area Invitational
December 11, 2017
The Penn-Trafford wrestling team got its season off to a solid start at the Eastern Area Invitational Wrestling Tournament last week. The Warriors finished 11th

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Chartiers Valley's Josh DiMatteo
Chartiers Valley players honored after special soccer season
November 16, 2017
The resurgence of Chartiers Valley as a WPIAL boys soccer power continued this season. While the Colts were unable to capture a second straight WPIAL

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South Fayette volleyball caps season in quarterfinals
November 4, 2017
There was only one thing South Fayette girls volleyball coach Scott Sundgren wanted from this season — more of it. After watching his young roster

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Franklin Regional's Nate Leopold is brought down by Upper St. Clair's Tom Kyle on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 during WPIAL football playoffs at Upper St. Clair High School.
Upper St. Clair advances after defensive struggle with Franklin Regional
November 3, 2017
In a defensive struggle that mirrored a heavyweight boxing match, it was Upper St. Clair that landed enough blows to walk away victorious. The No.

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The Norwin boys cross country team takes off from the starting line during the WPIAL Class AAA championship race Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, at Cooper's Lake Campground.
Norwin runners gain experience at WPIAL meet
October 30, 2017
In recent seasons, the Norwin cross country program has seen the girls team finish the year strong at the WPIAL cross country championship with a

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Freedom's Chloe Keller scores past Yough defenders during the first half of their WPIAL Class AA semifinal Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, at Moon Area High School.
Defending champion Freedom shuts out Yough in WPIAL semifinals
Freedom girls soccer will have a chance to defend its title. The reigning Class AA champion will return to Highmark Stadium later this week after

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Playoff-bound Imani Christian pushed by winless Leechburg
October 28, 2017
Imani Christian's spot in the WPIAL Class A playoffs was solidified weeks ago. But Leechburg was determined to give it one more fight in the

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Bethel Park clinches Southeast Conference title with win over rival Mt. Lebanon
Bethel Park went to Mt. Lebanon on Friday and proved it is the beast of the Southeast. The Black Hawks topped the Blue Devils, 34-24,

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Johnny Beck joins list of talented South Fayette tailbacks
The South Fayette football team has become known for a high-scoring offense with a prolific passing attack. But don't count out the Lions' ground game.

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Greater Latrobe's Maria Cawoski leads the pack at the start of the girls varsity race during the WCCA cross country championships on Thursday Oct. 12, 2017 at Westmoreland County Community College.
Norwin runners gear up for WPIAL meet
October 23, 2017
The Norwin cross country teams are hitting their peak heading into the biggest race of the season. Both teams finished in second place in Section

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Fox Chapel outmuscles Chartiers Valley to secure spot in WPIAL playoffs
October 21, 2017
The Fox Chapel playoff drought has ended. With a 34-18 win on the road over Chartiers Valley, the Foxes clinched the final playoff berth in

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South Fayette celebrates after scoring against Norwin Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, at Center Ice Arena.
South Fayette hockey enjoying luxury of experience
October 20, 2017
The South Fayette hockey team is skating into a season of potential that doesn't come around often. The Lions are receiving a boost from a

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Montour’s fast start too much for Greensburg Salem in nonconference game
October 13, 2017
Montour started fast against Greensburg Salem and never looked back. The No. 4-4A Spartans (6-1) rolled to a 38-0 nonconference win over the Golden Lions

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Norwin's Carter Breen splits the defense of Penn-Trafford's Ryan Hilty (22) and Jake Rausch during their game Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, in Harrison City.
Norwin boys soccer team ramping up for postseason run
October 9, 2017
The final stretch of the regular season for WPIAL soccer season can be brutal. Teams enter the remaining games battling for playoff positioning while trying

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Struggling Carlynton football team works toward improvement
October 7, 2017
It has been an uphill battle for the Carlynton football team through a 0-4 start to the season. While the results don't show it, there

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Aliquippa shuts out Clairton in penalty-riddled game
It wasn't pretty, but a win is another win for Aliquippa. The Class 3A No. 1-ranked Quips defended their home turf at the Pit with

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Norwin’s Lexy Kendro (6) controls the ball against Latrobe during the first half on Monday Sept. 11, 2017 at Latrobe.
Kendro provides scoring touch for Norwin girls
October 2, 2017
For some athletes, changing positions in a sport can be challenging. It can take time to adjust to the new surroundings or learn how their

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South Fayette volleyball off to fast start
September 30, 2017
When a varsity sports team needs to turn to underclassmen for production, it can lead to growing pains no matter if it is on the

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Gizzo, Fox Chapel run past Moon in Allegheny 9
It was the Nick Gizzo show at Tiger Stadium on Friday. Fox Chapel's senior quarterback led his squad to a 42-6 win over Moon in

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South Fayette girls off to fast start under new coach
September 23, 2017
Some teams enter the first season with a new coach needing time to adjust. But the South Fayette girls soccer team has been playing at

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Riverview struggles to contain Bishop Canevin in conference loss
September 22, 2017
It was a andquot;ruffandquot; night for the Riverview football team. Bishop Canevin's Jonathan Ruffing finished with four touchdowns to lead the Crusaders to a 35-12

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North Allegheny's Angie Genter (7) and Norwin's Skylar Lindberg (12) compete Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, at North Allegheny.
Norwin field hockey aims to compete in Section 1
September 18, 2017
Some teams get to ease into the season with a couple of cupcake opponents. The Norwin field hockey team was thrown into the deep end

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South Fayette boys soccer deals with early adversity
September 16, 2017
The first few weeks of the South Fayette boys soccer team's season has been all about experimentation — some by choice, others by necessity. Coming

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Dauer’s 4 touchdowns lead Keystone Oaks past Deer Lakes
The power of Dauer was on display at Dormont Memorial Stadium Friday night. Keystone Oaks running back Michael Dauer led the Golden Eagles to a

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Experienced lineup bolsters Norwin volleyball
September 11, 2017
The Norwin girls volleyball team had some growing up to do. Last season the team had only four seniors on the roster and several new

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South Fayette's Drew Saxton throws the ball downfield to a receiver during the game against Central Valley in the WPIAL Class 4A Week Zero matchup at South Fayette Stadium on Friday, Aug. 26, 2016.
Saxton continues South Fayette line of elite quarterbacks
September 9, 2017
It is hard to deny that South Fayette has become a cradle of quarterbacks over the last several years. Since 2010, the Lions have had

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Smith leads South Park past Mt. Pleasant
September 8, 2017
Damon Smith was a one-man wrecking crew for South Park on Friday night. Through the air and on the ground, Smith led the fourth-ranked Eagles

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Highlands gets victory in coach Dom Girardi’s debut
September 1, 2017
It was a golden start for the Dom Girardi era of Highlands football. In his first game as the Golden Rams' coach, Girardi's squad topped

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Veterans hope to guide Penn-Trafford girls to section crown
August 29, 2017
For some girls soccer teams, winning 15 games and reaching the WPIAL quarterfinals is a successful season. The Penn-Trafford girls soccer team felt a bit

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Penn Trafford's Austin Kreutzberger (7) against Penn Hills during a pre-season scrimmage on Wednesday Aug. 23, 2017 at Penn-Trafford.
Penn-Trafford boys aim to stay atop section standings
The Penn-Trafford boys soccer team has been the jewel of its section the last three years. The Warriors have finished on top of the standings

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North Allegheny senior forward Josh Luchini competes during practice Aug. 24, 2017, at North Allegheny.
Chartiers Valley boys ready to defend WPIAL title
August 26, 2017
It will be hard for the Chartiers Valley boys soccer team to match last season's success. But the Colts are ready to give it a

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Junior Jon Ruffing (back) practices with the Bishop Canevin football team Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017.
Shorthanded Bishop Canevin looks to overcome roster turnover
August 18, 2017
It has been an offseason of attrition for the Bishop Canevin football team. The Crusaders lost a senior class of eight players from the 2016

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Carlynton welcomes Bishop Canevin for girls tennis co-op
August 5, 2017
Bishop Canevin and Carlynton tend to be fierce rivals. From basketball to soccer to baseball, a win means bragging rights. But when the girls tennis

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