Author: Ray Fisher


Brett Powers (14) competes for the Brentwood soccer team during the 2019 season.
South Hills soccer, volleyball coaches praise unsung heroes
November 15, 2019
There usually is at least one of these athletes on every team.

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Brentwood’s Aiden Wardzinski is a key member of the 2019 football team.
South Hills notes: Brentwood’s Aiden Wardzinski has memorable playoff opener
Brentwood junior Aiden Wardzinski was a one-man wrecking crew in his first taste of the WPIAL playoffs.

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Don Yanessa led the Baldwin football team for 14 seasons.
Baldwin’s 1999 football team remembered for heart, toughness
The groundwork for the conference championship was laid at preseason camp at Slippery Rock.

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Brentwood’s John Milcic competes against South Allegheny on Aug. 30, at Glassport Stadium.
Washington faces challenge from surging Brentwood in Class 2A semis
November 14, 2019
Washington, a regular fixture in the WPIAL playoffs for the past nine years, has been on a mission in 2019.

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Baldwin’s Teddy Boehm competes at the PIAA cross country championships Nov. 2, 2019, in Hershey.
Three Baldwin runners finish season as state cross country qualifiers
November 8, 2019
Three top runners in the Baldwin cross country program — senior Teddy Boehm, junior Gina Bolla and sophomore Dominick Ditoro — qualified for the PIAA finals held Nov. 2 in Hershey.

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Baldwin quarterback Mason Stahl (6) cracked the 1,000-yard mark this season.
A by-the-numbers look at Baldwin’s football season
Several players on the Baldwin football team enjoyed outstanding statistical seasons.

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Penn-Trafford goalkeeper Sam Doherty makes a save on Latrobe’s Megan Brackney during the WPIAL Class AA field hockey championship game Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, at Fox Chapel High School.
Penn-Trafford field hockey savors championship season, looks to keep program growing
Penn-Trafford’s field hockey team has been a dominant force in the WPIAL Class AA ranks.

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Norwin’s Jack Salopek is the leading passer in Westmoreland County football history.
Norwin closes book on record-breaking career of QB Jack Salopek
Norwin’s highly touted senior quarterback Jack Salopek ended his high school career as the all-time leading passer in Westmoreland County history.

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Penn-Trafford’s Nina Bowling scores past Latrobe goalkeeper Marissa Novak during the WPIAL Class AA field hockey championship game Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, at Fox Chapel High School.
Penn-Trafford field hockey hopes to continue surge
November 4, 2019
Penn-Trafford’s field hockey team saved its best for last.

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Thomas Jefferson wideout Dan Deabner (11) hauls in a long touchdown pass Oct. 25, 2019, as West Mifflin’s Marcus Crawford defends on the play in the first half.
Thomas Jefferson football’s dominance by the numbers
November 1, 2019
The beat goes on.

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Thomas Jefferson quarterback Shane Stump (4) launches a pass Oct. 25, 2019, despite pressure from West Mifflin’s Duronte Smedley (51).
Thomas Jefferson football notes: QB Shane Stump comes to appreciate coach Bill Cherpak
Now that he’s a senior, Thomas Jefferson quarterback Shane Stump understands the method behind veteran coach Bill Cherpak’s madness.

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Shashak Gurung (10) competes for the Brentwood soccer team during the 2019 season.
Shashak Gurung, a native of Nepal, shatters Brentwood soccer scoring records
He’s No. 1, and by a wide margin

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Penn-Trafford’s Emma Rain (9) celebrates her goal with Haley Hofmeister (7) and Malia Kearns during their game against Hempfield Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, at Penn-Trafford School.
Penn-Trafford girls soccer program a model of consistency
The Penn-Trafford girls soccer team is an annual WPIAL playoff qualifier.

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Penn-Trafford field hockey coach Cindy Dutt prepares her team for the 2019-2020 season August 21, 2019.
Penn-Trafford, Latrobe meet again for WPIAL Class AA field hockey title
October 27, 2019
Penn-Trafford is looking to maintain its dynasty status.

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Gateway’s Eden Batt (18) moves up field past Plum’s Kaitlyn Killinger (26) during a WPIAL Class 3A first-round game October 21, 2019 at Plum High.
Gateway girls soccer finishes solid season with near-upset in playoffs
October 25, 2019
Gateway’s girls soccer team almost pulled off a stunner.

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Gateway soccer coach Bernie Stiles prepares his team for the 2019-2020 season August 19, 2019.
Gateway boys soccer comes up short of playoffs but makes strides
The 2019 season wasn’t what the Gateway boys soccer team expected.

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Thomas Jefferson’s, from left, Cathryn Rossi, Christine Rossi, Katie Sonnett and Shannon Day are members of the 2019 girls tennis team.
TJ girls tennis looks to build on playoff season
It proved to be a goal-achieving season for the Thomas Jefferson girls tennis team.

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Thomas Jefferson junior Ava Lutz (13) competes against Baldwin senior Darryn Sleeman (20) on Sept. 14, 2019 at TJ Stadium.
Baldwin girls soccer takes first steps on path to winning program
The month of October wasn’t kind to the Baldwin girls soccer team.

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Baldwin midfielder Zack Stewart was among a large group of junior starters for the Baldwin boys soccer team.
Baldwin boys soccer celebrates end of long playoff drought
The postseason drought is over for the Baldwin boys soccer program.

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Mt. Lebanon field hockey players, from left, Annika Ohrman (11), Georgia Eson (15) and Emilia Krakora (21) compete during a 2019 match.
Mt. Lebanon field hockey speeds into playoffs after reaching elusive regular-season goal
October 22, 2019
The directional arrow for the Mt. Lebanon field hockey team pointed skyward this season.

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South Park’s Gianna Girol (right) chases Thomas Jefferson’s Isabella Vozar on Sept. 28, 2019, at Thomas Jefferson.
Thomas Jefferson soccer teams keep building playoff tradition
October 18, 2019
For the past half-decade, it’s been a given both Thomas Jefferson soccer teams would clinch a spot in the WPIAL playoffs.

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Baldwin’s Joe Moeller kicks the winning field goal in double overtime to lift the Fighting Highlanders past Bethel Park.
Joey Moeller’s OT field goal against Bethel Park will go down in Baldwin football lore
It is a kick that long will be remembered in Baldwin football history.

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Plum’s Gina Proviano (14) competes against West Mifflin September 18, 2019.
Plum girls soccer reaches section championship goal
What can Plum coach Jamie Stewart do for an encore?

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Upper St. Clair’s Carson Bogan controls the ball in front of Moon’s Kylee Evans during their game Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, at Upper St. Clair. Moon won, 1-0, in overtime.
Perennial power Upper St. Clair set for another girls soccer playoff run
October 16, 2019
There is one constant in the Upper St. Clair girls soccer program: The Panthers annually advance to the WPIAL playoffs.

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Seton LaSalle’s Paige Kuisis controls the ball in front of Carlynton’s Audrey Robb during their game Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, at Seton LaSalle High School.
Seton LaSalle girls soccer moves into playoff mode after dominating section play
October 15, 2019
Seton LaSalle’s girls soccer team was nearly flawless against section opponents this season.

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The senior class on the 2019 Thomas Jefferson girls volleyball team is represented by, in front, from left, Natasha Yanief, Tanner Patrick, Tyler Turk, Jenna Kisner, Ashleigh Haines; in back, Anna Janosko, Abby Chalovich, Julia Putignano, Kaitlyn Urbanowicz and Isabella Regna.
Thomas Jefferson volleyball in midst of another successful season
October 11, 2019
Thomas Jefferson is closing in on its eighth consecutive section championship in girls volleyball.

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Sarah Livingston competes for the Brentwood girls volleyball team during the 2018 season.
Seniors spark Brentwood girls volleyball to another playoff appearance
Four senior athletes in the Brentwood girls volleyball program will be honored Thursday prior to the Spartans final home match against section rival Bishop Canevin.

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Baldwin’s Mia Hampsay (5) competes against Thomas Jefferson’s Tyler Turk (23) and Julia Palmer (16) on Oct. 7, 2019, at Baldwin.
Baldwin volleyball looking forward to Dig Pink fundraiser, postseason run
It has become an annual event on high school girls volleyball schedules, and it’s one of the highlights of the school year at Baldwin.

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Mt. Lebanon boys soccer leading section, proving doubters wrong
October 7, 2019
Mt. Lebanon’s boys soccer team has been nearly unstoppable this season.

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Section title, WPIAL playoff run in reach for Moon boys soccer
Moon is one the verge of clinching first place on the pitch in Section 2-3A.

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Baldwin’s Bethany Yauch is a Cleveland State recruit.
Baldwin ace Bethany Yauch commits to Cleveland State
October 4, 2019
Baldwin tennis whiz Bethany Yauch, a two-time WPIAL runner-up, recently signed a letter of intent with Cleveland State, a member of the NCAA Division I Horizon Conference.

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Ray Fisher
Q&A with 40-year South Hills Record sports reporter Ray Fisher
The 2018-19 school year marked my 40th year covering high school sports at the South Hills Record.

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Franklin Regional’s Nicole Currens (29) competes against Kiski Area Oct. 1, 2019 at Franklin Regional.
Franklin Regional volleyball joins fight against breast cancer with Dig Pink event
The Franklin Regional girls volleyball players kicked off Breast Cancer Awareness Month on Oct. 1 with a Dig Pink fundraiser on their home floor.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Dalaney Ranallo battles for possession with South Park’s Nora Ozimek (right) on Sept. 28, 2019, at Thomas Jefferson.
South Park girls soccer sets sights on section title, return trip to WPIAL finals
October 1, 2019
South Park is the defending section and WPIAL Class AA champion in girls soccer.

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Peters Twp.’s JillianMarvin heads the ball over Cece Scott and Upper St. Clair’s Jen McKenzie during their game Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, at Upper St. Clair High School.
Peters Township a force to be reckoned with in WPIAL girls soccer
Pat Vereb has been coaching in the Peters Township girls soccer program since 2007.

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Bishop Canevin freshman Geno Defrank (left) keeps up with Seton LaSalle senior Louie Maola during a game Sept. 17, 2019, at Seton LaSalle.
Under new coach, Seton LaSalle boys soccer remains section title contenders
September 30, 2019
There is new regime in place in the Seton LaSalle boys soccer program, as Nick Balzer has taken over as head coach.

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Baldwin-Whitehall’s stadium
Long drive helps Baldwin secure win against Woodland Hills
September 27, 2019
The Drive. Baldwin secured its 30-27 conference win Sept. 20 against visiting Woodland Hills thanks in large part to a crucial 18-play, 93-yard drive capped by a 1-yard touchdown run by quarterback Mason Stahl.

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Thomas Jefferson High School Principal Pete Murphy admires the details — like Thomas Jefferson’s signature and the detailed wall art — inside the new high school gymnasium.
TJ athletes give new facilities rave reviews
The Thomas Jefferson football and girls volleyball teams are talent-laden. Each finished as a WPIAL runner-up last season.

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Brentwood’s Luke Bauer (58) is the reigning Three Rivers Conference MVP.
Brentwood football lays foundation for special season with solid first half
The Brentwood football team is on the cusp.

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Franklin Regional running back Zac Gordon has a team-high 507 rushing yards this season.
Bye week helps Franklin Regional regroup, heal for Gateway game
Much like an NFL schedule, the Franklin Regional football slate includes a bye week.

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Hampton’s Gabe Viszlay (16) and Mars’ Luke Harvey (22) compete for a loose ball September 17, 2019 at Mars.
Mars boys soccer chasing 6th straight section championship
September 26, 2019
The beat goes on for the Mars boys soccer program.

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Franklin Regional’s Olivia Dorsch collides with Mars’ Taylor Hamlett during their game Monday, Sept.16, 2019, in Murrysville.
Highly successful Mars girls soccer team off to another fast start
September 22, 2019
Over the past decade, the Mars girls soccer program has experienced a tremendous run on the pitch.

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Hempfield tennis set to battle rival Latrobe for section title
The date is circled.

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Thomas Jefferson girls soccer captains in 2019 are, from left, are Dalaney Ranallo and Mia Maksin.
Pair of seniors lead Thomas Jefferson girls soccer in different ways
September 20, 2019
The Thomas Jefferson girls soccer team is dealing with a unique situation this season.

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Brentwood’s Shashak Gurung returns for the 2019 season.
Brentwood boys soccer program building momentum
The Brentwood boys soccer team is hoping to build off the success of 2018.

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Gateway golf teams enjoying successful seasons
September 13, 2019
Abigail Secrist is a four-year starter on the Gateway girls golf team.

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The senior class on the 2019 Thomas Jefferson girls volleyball team is represented by, in front, from left, Natasha Yanief, Tanner Patrick, Tyler Turk, Jenna Kisner, Ashleigh Haines; in back, Anna Janosko, Abby Chalovich, Julia Putignano, Kaitlyn Urbanowicz and Isabella Regna.
Thomas Jefferson girls volleyball returns plenty of offense
Thomas Jefferson girls volleyball coach Ron Kelly exudes confidence, and with good reason.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Shane Stump competes against Belle Vernon on Sept. 6, 2019, at Thomas Jefferson.
TJ, Brentwood show second half superiority
Two area football teams won huge Week 2 conference games, both on their home turf.

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Baldwin sophomore Colton Brain (10) competes against Butler on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, at Baldwin.
Baldwin’s Brain earns top marks in starting assignment
Colton Brain has stepped into a starting role at quarterback for the first time at Baldwin.

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Mandy Race is the only returning starter for the Brentwood girls volleyball team.
Brentwood volleyball hopes to contend with new lineup
The starting lineup for the Brentwood girls volleyball team will look different this season.

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Baldwin’s Adriana Marina takes part in a preseason workout to prepare for the 2019 campaign.
Baldwin girls soccer enters season with new coach, enthusiasm
September 6, 2019
Tom Dongilli has embraced a basic yet enthusiastic approach to his first year as coach of the Baldwin girls soccer team.

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Senior midfielder Pasi Oswald is one of Baldwin’s key returning players.
Baldwin boys soccer takes it step by step
Success for the Baldwin boys soccer team appears to be a step-by-step process.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Mac Duda takes part in practice Aug. 6, 2019, at Thomas Jefferson.
Thomas Jefferson football players reflect on legacy
August 30, 2019
The majority of athletes on the Thomas Jefferson football team — if not all of them — grew up dreaming of donning a Jaguars uniform.

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Big roster gives Thomas Jefferson girls soccer plenty of optimism
The Thomas Jefferson girls soccer team has lofty goals for 2019.

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The 2019 Thomas Jefferson boys soccer team.
TJ boys soccer returns plenty of experience for another run at PIAA playoffs
With 16 returning lettermen, the Thomas Jefferson boys soccer team has great expectations for the 2019 season after reaching the WPIAL semifinals and PIAA first round last year.

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Southmoreland’s Brendon Moore controls the ball in front of Latrobe’s Michael Shoemaker during a scrimmage Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, in Alverton.
Southmoreland boys soccer team expects bigger things
August 28, 2019
Last season was a learning experience for Jeremy Niemiec in his first year as Southmoreland boys soccer coach.

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Southmoreland girls soccer hoping to end playoff drought
Southmoreland has not qualified for the WPIAL postseason in girls soccer since a five-year playoff run from 2008-12.

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Derry’s Anthony Ditonto (2), keeps the ball from Ligonier’s Parkes Morford (19), during the scrimmage at Derry Area High School, on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019.
Derry boys, girls soccer squads combine forces
August 23, 2019
It definitely is a rebuilding season — in more ways than one — for the Derry boys soccer program.

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Bill Cherpak is in his 25th season as Thomas Jefferson’s coach.
Cherpak’s record at TJ speaks for itself
He is considered by many to be the Michaelangelo of high school football in Western Pennsylvania, if not the state.

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The senior members of the 2019 Brentwood football team are (front, from left) Josh Recker (1), Matthew Shy (55), Aidan Davis (24), Eddie Gomez (11), Matt Veatch (56); (back) Luke Bauer (58), Jayneil Latham (10), John Milcic (14), Ian Thomas (32) and Michael Silvio (4).
MVP lineman Bauer in leading role for Brentwood
August 19, 2019
The centerpiece of the Brentwood football team is a 5-foot-11, 200-pound senior lineman.

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Trinity looking to climb back into WPIAL football playoffs
August 17, 2019
Jon Miller is embarking on his fifth season as Trinity’s football coach.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Dan Deabner takes part in practice Aug. 6, 2019, at Thomas Jefferson.
Thomas Jefferson focused on regaining title
New high school. New year. New rivalry.

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Baldwin’s Dorien Ford
Baldwin strong at skill positions
August 16, 2019
Their priority is to win, and keep winning.

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Thomas Jefferson notebook: Kulish coaches prep for boys soccer opener
August 9, 2019
News from around the Thomas Jefferson campus:

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Thomas Jefferson’s Julie Fiedor competes during the 2018 girls volleyball season.
Former Thomas Jefferson volleyball players recap busy summers
Three senior volleyball players at Thomas Jefferson from last season — defensive specialists Julia Fiedor, Mia Como and Julia Micklo — were lauded in April as Outstanding Young Citizens by Trib Total Media.

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Crew members work on the new track Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, at Baldwin Stadium.
New turf, refurbished track part of renovations at Baldwin Stadium
August 2, 2019
It was time for a summer facelift.

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Baldwin’s Angelo Priore (27) competes against Upper St. Clair on Sept. 7, 2018, at Baldwin.
After narrowly missing out on postseason, Baldwin football is motivated
July 26, 2019
The Baldwin football team is highly motivated.

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Baldwin middle blocker Allison Murray competes against Upper St. Clair on Oct. 4, 2018, at Baldwin.
Baldwin girls volleyball sets sights on WPIAL championship
July 19, 2019
As sophomores, they captured a section title, advanced to the WPIAL second round and posted 12-2 record.

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Posing for the cameras at the West Jefferson Hills School Board meeting June 25 are TJ athletic director-football coach Bill Cherpak and retiring secretary Stephanie Campano.
As she retires, Stephanie Campano reflects on long career as TJ athletic secretary
For years, students entering the Thomas Jefferson athletic office were greeted by secretary Stephanie Campano.

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Brentwood’s Simon Accamando competes during the 2018-19 season.
Accamando and Winkowski named Brentwood scholar athletes of the Year
July 18, 2019
Sporting a 4.101 GPA and top-10 class rank while serving as Technology Student Association president, Simon Accamando wasn’t flummoxed by much during his 2018-19 senior year at Brentwood.

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Brentwood’s Julianna Winkowski competes during the 2018-19 season.
Scholar-athlete distinction surprises Brentwood’s Winkowski
July 5, 2019
Julianna Winkowski participated in two sports in high school.

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Taylor Dadig is a Baldwin grad.
South Hills notebook: Baldwin graduate Dadig dazzles as George Mason shortstop
July 3, 2019
Notebook items from around the Baldwin campus:

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Thomas Jefferson’s Lily Rockwell makes a lunging catch at first base in a WPIAL Class 4A playoff game against Yough. Rockwell batted .333 for a team that finished with a .330 batting average.
South Hills notebook: Zang, Karcher shined at plate for Thomas Jefferson softball
June 28, 2019
Notebook items from around the Thomas Jefferson campus:

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Thomas Jefferson senior Zach Wagner set a school record in the 200-meter dash at the WPIAL championship meet May 21, 2019, at Slippery Rock University.
Thomas Jefferson’s Wagner leaves mark with school record
Zach Wagner knows how to make a grandiose exit.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Julie Fiedor competes during the 2018 girls volleyball season.
Thomas Jefferson’s Fiedor honored for impact on, off the volleyball court
June 21, 2019
Julia Fiedor, a 2019 Thomas Jefferson graduate, embodies the definition of a positive athlete.

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Baldwin cheerleader Paige Ernst
Baldwin’s Ernst earns coveted Division I cheerleading scholarship
Baldwin’s loss is Morehead State University’s gain.

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Baldwin’s Eric Koenig, with his parents Cristi and Eric, was presented with a 2019 scholarship award from the Baldwin Whitehall Athletic Booster Association.
Hale, Koenig earn Baldwin athletic scholarship awards
June 14, 2019
Macy Hale and Jared Koenig appear to be two-of-a-kind.

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Max Shaw cements legacy as one of Thomas Jefferson’s best athletes
Team and individual MVP honors are not recognized at Thomas Jefferson at the end of a school year.

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Thomas Jefferson seniors planning to continue their athletic careers in college include, from left, Alex Weber, Josh Reynolds, Ridge Vlah, Dom Serapiglia, Sydney Moran, Haleigh Karcher, Jenna Clark, Alex Territ, Darius Barrett, A.J. Meshanko, Zach Wagner and Alexander Checcio. Missing from the photo is Max Shaw.
Thomas Jefferson athletes turn focus to collegiate sports
June 8, 2019
They’ve all experienced athletic success at the high school level.

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Brentwood’s Nick Czerwien earned second-team all-conference honors on the offensive line as a senior.
Czerwien was a man of all seasons for Brentwood
Add Nick Czerwien to the distinguished list of names of Mark Reider Award winners at Brentwood.

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Gateway senior Brendan Majocha (center) is joined by athletic director Randy Rovesti (left) and principal Justin Stephans (right) at the WPIAL scholar-athlete banquet May 13, 2019.
Gateway’s Majocha caps high school career with WPIAL award
May 31, 2019
Gateway’s Brendan Majocha has proven to be a class act on and off the field.

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Brentwood’s Abby Wolf competes during the 2019 season. She was a setter for the volleyball team, point guard in basketball and catcher in softball.
Wolf caps 3-sport Brentwood career with 9 letters
Abby Wolf packs a ton of talent into her 5-foot, 3-inch frame.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Dom Serapiglia took part in the Big 33 Football Classic on May 27, 2019.
Big 33 Football Classic an ‘amazing experience’ for Thomas Jefferson’s Serapiglia
Perhaps it was only fitting that a four-year starter in the Thomas Jefferson football program capped his high school career at the prestigious Big 33 Football Classic.

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Brentwood’s Nick Czerwien snaps to John Milcic during practice Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, at Brentwood Stadium.
Czerwien, Wolf honored by Brentwood boosters
Brentwood seniors Nick Czerwien and Abby Wolf won’t soon forget the 63rd annual Brentwood High Athletic Boosters all-sports banquet.

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Gateway boys lacrosse team lives up to motto
May 24, 2019
“Making History” was established early as the Gateway boys lacrosse team’s motto.

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                                Baldwin’s Bailey O’Malley (left) earned two medals at the WPIAL track and field championships, including gold in the shot put. Twin brother Brendan O’Malley earned four medals, including three golds.
Baldwin’s O’Malley twins combine for 6 medals at WPIAL championships
The O’Malley twins will be long-remembered in Baldwin track and field lore.

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Gateway softball falls short in Class 5A opening round
May 17, 2019
Gateway won four of its final five regular-season games to clinch a WPIAL softball playoff berth for the second year in a row.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Mackenzie Zang competes during the 2019 season.
Versatile Mackenzie Zang helps lift TJ softball into playoffs
Her name might be last on the alphabet chart, but her hitting style ranks first on her team.

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Thomas Jefferson senior Ryan O’Leary competes during the 2019 season.
South Hills notebook: Thomas Jefferson baseball excels under 1st-year coach
Notebook items from around the South Hills:

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Brentwood’s Brandon Griener delivers during their WPIAL Class 2A playoff game against Summit Academy Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at Seneca Valley High School.
Griener leads Brentwood to 5th straight WPIAL playoff berth
Brandon Griener could be considered the “big man on campus” if he played a different position on the Brentwood baseball team.

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Baldwin pitcher Nick Dolan throws during the 2019 season.
Sopata a consistent force for Baldwin baseball
Andy Sopata proved to be Mr. Consistent for the Baldwin baseball program.

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Baldwin senior center fielder Molly Knezevich competes against Brashear on May 8, 2019, at Baldwin.
Baldwin softball keeps streak of section titles alive
May 10, 2019
Their drive for five came to fruition on the final day of the regular season.

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Coming off a shoulder injury, Sarah Corrie hopes to be back throwing javelin by next week. Corrie was unable to compete at the recent Gateway vs Plum meet on Tuesday, April 16.
Gateway track expects strong WPIAL meet
Gateway should be well-represented at the WPIAL Class AAA track and field championships May 16 at Slippery Rock.

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Thomas Jefferson senior Zach Wagner competes at the Baldwin Invitational May 3, 2019, at Baldwin.
Brendan O’Malley earns 4 medals in final Baldwin Invitational
Brendan O’Malley’s focus at the 46th annual Baldwin Invitational on May 3 centered around achieving a memorable performance.

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Norwin’s Emily Brozeski competes in the 300 hurdles at the WCCA championships April 27, 2019, at Latrobe’s Memorial Stadium.
Norwin girls cruise to another county track title
May 3, 2019
The Norwin tracksters — particularly the girls team — shifted into cruise control April 27 at the annual Westmoreland County Coaches Association championships.

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United States’ Morolake Akinosun runs the last leg in a women’s 4x100-meter relay rerun after dropping the baton in the race in the morning during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Franklin Regional’s Todero leaps into spotlight at WCCA meet
Franklin Regional’s Rayna Todero leaped into the spotlight at the annual Westmoreland County Coaches Association outdoor championships.

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Thomas Jefferson junior Yash Maheshwari is a two-time section champion.
Thomas Jefferson’s Maheshwari looks forward to PIAA singles tournament
Yash Maheshwari, a talented junior athlete at Thomas Jefferson, repeated as a section champion and WPIAL finalist in boys tennis this season.

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Brentwood’s Brooke McQuillan competes during the 2019 season.
Brentwood track teams turn focus toward big-meet success
The Brentwood girls track and field team wrapped up its section season with a 6-2 record.

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Gateway pitcher Kayla Gratton prepares for the 2019 season March 13, 2019, at Gateway.
Gateway searches for consistency during WPIAL playoff push
April 26, 2019
It’s been a case of feast or near-famine for the Gateway softball team.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Bella Bucy throws during the 2019 season.
Thomas Jefferson softball recovers from mini-skid to win 3 straight
Thomas Jefferson’s softball team experienced a blip on their midseason radar, losing two games in section play.

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Thomas Jefferson’s baseball team competed during spring training March 22-24, 2019, at the Ripken Experience in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Thomas Jefferson baseball heads into second half of section play on roll
Thomas Jefferson ended the first half of its section schedule as one of the hottest baseball teams in the WPIAL.

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Columbus’ scoring helps Norwin girls lacrosse to impressive start
Maura Columbus is a steady goal-scorer for the Norwin girls lacrosse team.

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Norwin’s Alexandra Dillner smiles as she rounds the bases after her second home run during a game against Pine-Richland Monday, April 8, 2019, at Norwin High School.
Norwin softball hopes to continue momentum into second half of season
April 19, 2019
Norwin’s softball team opened the season with a tough 1-0 section loss at Seneca Valley.

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Thomas Jefferson track and field athletes Molly Wagner (left) and Zach Wagner.
Victory at Tri-State meet helps Thomas Jefferson’s Wagner build toward WPIALs
Fresh off her banner basketball season at Thomas Jefferson, junior Molly Wagner exploded out of the gate to start the outdoor track and field season.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Alex Territ (15) competes against Baldwin on April 8, 2019, at Baldwin.
South Hills notebook: Thomas Jefferson’s Territ named player of the week
Notebook items from around the South Hills:

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Emma Kennedy starts at catcher for Gateway.
Gateway softball competing for WPIAL playoff spot
April 12, 2019
Gateway softball was a member of Section 1-5A last year, going 8-7 and qualifying for the WPIAL playoffs.

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Gateway softball captains passionate about sport, duties
Their passion is softball.

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Baldwin’s Ethan Hoey competes at the South Hills Classic on April 6, 2019, at Baldwin.
Baldwin girls relay team dazzles at South Hills Classic
Lena Barakat, Kaylee Garofalo, Devon Schroeder and Gina Bolla are tireless distance runners on the Baldwin girls track and field team.

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Baldwin’s Brendan O’Malley competes at the South Hills Classic on April 6, 2019, at Baldwin.
Baldwin’s O’Malley takes 4 golds at South Hills Classic track and field meet
Brendan O’Malley is one of the most talented, dedicated and well-respected track and field athletes in the region.

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Fundamental approach pays off for Norwin girls lacrosse
Norwin’s girls lacrosse team worked diligently on fundamentals last year.

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Sopata, Dolan return to lead Baldwin baseball team
April 5, 2019
The Baldwin baseball team is aiming to make a stronger playoff push this season despite losing 10 seniors to graduation from last year’s club.

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Baldwin’s first-year boys volleyball coach, Milan Yekich
Yekich takes control of Baldwin boys volleyball program
Milan Yekich is in his first season as head coach of the Baldwin boys volleyball program.

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The 2019 Norwin boys and girls track and field teams.
Norwin track and field teams expecting another strong season
The Norwin girls have advanced to the WPIAL Class AAA final four in track and field in 13 of the past 14 years.

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Thomas Jefferson seniors planning to continue their academic/athletic careers in college include, in front, from left, Darius Barrett (Clarion), A.J. Meshanko (California, Pa.), Jenna Clark (Yale), Josh Reynolds (Pitt-Johnstown); back, Max Shaw (North Carolina), Alex Territ (Washington & Jefferson) and Dom Serapiglia (Tulsa).
Thomas Jefferson athletes sign letters of intent, break records
Notebook items in and around the Thomas Jefferson High School campus:

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Thomas Jefferson’s Jenna Clark celebrates next to Oakland Catholic’s Jayde Boyd during their WPIAL Class 5A girls semifinal Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, at North Allegheny High School.
TJ girls basketball revels in historic season
March 29, 2019
March Madness for Thomas Jefferson meant a trip to the WPIAL girls basketball finals and historic run to the PIAA semifinals. It was the first time the team went that deep into the state playoffs.

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Thomas Jefferson baseball starts fresh with new coach
First-year coach Tim Vickers and his staff are looking to turn around the fortunes of the Thomas Jefferson baseball program.

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Catcher Abby Wolf, the lone senior on Brentwood, earned team MVP the past two seasons.
Brentwood softball team rebuilding on fly with 10 freshmen
Brentwood will field one of the younger high school softball teams in Western Pennsylvania this season.

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Senior members of the 2019 league champion Baldwin inline hockey team include, in front, from left, Johnny Valente, Ryan Butler, Andrew Lydon; and in back, Andrew Golvash, Nate Hobson, Brendan Ferrari and Jason Depretis.
Baldwin inline hockey team wins back-to-back titles
Back-to-back.

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Zane and Zoey Wilson were both swimmers at Hempfield.
Hempfield’s Zoey Wilson fought through injuries to carry on family swimming tradition
March 26, 2019
One of Zoey Wilson’s goals for this season was to follow in her brother’s footsteps, but her season was plagued by injuries.

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Thomas Jefferson softball team aiming high after reaching state semifinals
March 23, 2019
High expectations.

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Thomas Jefferson goaltender Luke Ripepi went 17-4 this season with a 3.16 goals-against average.
Thomas Jefferson hockey says goodbye to remarkable seniors
The seniors on the Thomas Jefferson hockey team wrung out heralded career numbers in their time.

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The WPIAL Class 2A runner-up Brentwood girls basketball team on Feb. 28, 2019, with their medals and team trophy at Petersen Events Center.
Brentwood girls basketball had history-making season
The reconstruction project continued — and flourished — for the Brentwood girls basketball program.

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Gina Fuchs, a former Pitt softball assistant coach, is the new head coach of the Baldwin softball team.
Baldwin softball ‘bigger and stronger than ever’
Baldwin has won four consecutive section titles in softball.

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Baldwin’s Paul Zmuda competes against Upper St. Clair’s John Ploeger March 4, 2019, at Ice Castle.
Plenty of positives for Baldwin hockey team
Slowly but surely, the Baldwin hockey program is climbing up the ranks in the PIHL.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Max Shaw wins in the 195-pound championship bout against Bethel Park’s Luke Montgomery at the WPIAL class AAA individual tournament finals on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Canon-McMillan High School.
Shaw, Weber cap special careers with Thomas Jefferson wrestling
March 16, 2019
It sounds like a distinguished law firm: Shaw, Weber & Co.

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Gateway senior Mykaila Jackson prepares for the 2019 season March 13, 2019, at Gateway.
Gateway softball looks to maintain momentum after playoff appearance
March 15, 2019
The Gateway softball team enjoyed a “turnaround season” of sorts in 2018.

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Gateway’s Ethan Frenchik (5) competes during a scrimmage game against Greensburg Salem March 13, 2019, at Gateway.
Trio of senior letterman lead Gateway baseball into ’19 season
The Gateway baseball team is seeking a quadfecta, as the Gators are looking to qualify for the WPIAL playoffs for a fourth consecutive season.

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Thomas Jefferson boys volleyball hopes to battle for section title
Thomas Jefferson’s senior-laden boys volleyball team ended up 5-5 in section play last season.

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Brentwood senior C/P Brandon Griener returns for the 2019 season.
Brentwood baseball team young but optimistic
Brentwood’s baseball team was hit hard by graduation last spring. Only one senior and two other starters return.

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Thomas Jefferson’s 2019 Breisinger Award winner, Gabe Dominick, displays the award with Lois Breisinger and Joe Kenny at the annual football banquet Feb. 24 at the Georgetown Centre.
Gabe Dominick receives TJ’s Breisinger Award
Gabe Dominick hopes to be a key member of the Thomas Jefferson boys volleyball team this season. A first-year defensive specialist/outside hitter, Dominick also made his mark as a starter on the Jaguars’ football team.

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Franklin Regional senior Michael Klingensmith prepares for the upcoming 2019 season during practice March 7, 2019, at Franklin Regional.
Expectations high for Franklin Regional baseball
March 9, 2019
Franklin Regional posted a solid 15-5 record last season with a young team.

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Franklin Regional softball coach Jim Armstrong talks with Mallory Halleck during practice March 7, 2019, at Franklin Regional.
Experienced Franklin Regional softball team eyes more success
Franklin Regional has strung together four consecutive winning seasons in softball.

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Chartiers Valley’s Aislin Malcolm pulls down a rebound next to Thomas Jefferson’s Molly Wagner during the WPIAL Class 5A championship game Saturday, Mar. 2, 2019, at Petersen Events Center.
Thomas Jefferson girls made program history by reaching title game
March 8, 2019
The Thomas Jefferson and Chartiers Valley basketball teams clashed March 2 in the WPIAL Class 5A championship game at Pitt’s Peterson Events Center.

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Chartiers Valley’s Gabby Legister scores over Thomas Jefferson’s Dalaney Ranallo during the WPIAL Class 5A championship game Saturday, Mar. 2, 2019, at Petersen Events Center.
Rebounding, scoring struggles prove costly for Thomas Jefferson girls in WPIAL final
The bubble finally burst for the surging Thomas Jefferson girls basketball team.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Gabe Dominick blocks a punt by Belle Vernon’s Cameron Guess on Sept. 7 in Rostraver.
Senior class lauded for success by Thomas Jefferson football coach Cherpak
The 60th annual Thomas Jefferson football banquet took place Feb. 24 at Georgetown Centre.

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Thomas Jefferson players celebrate as time expires in their WPIAL Class 5A girls semifinal victory over Oakland Catholic Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, at North Allegheny High School.
Team chemistry key for TJ girls basketball
Does winning spark good team chemistry, or does good team chemistry enhance winning?

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Chartiers Valley players watch the clock, as time expires in WPIAL Class 5A championship game against Thomas Jefferson Saturday, Mar. 2, 2019, at Petersen Events Center.
Chartiers Valley girls celebrate WPIAL championship
March 7, 2019
The Chartiers Valley girls basketball team held a love­fest March 2 at Pitt’s Petersen Events Center.

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OLSH’s Haley Hamilton drives past Brentwood’s Natalie Murrio during the WPIAL Class 2A girls championship game Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, at Petersen Events Center.
Silver lining for Brentwood girls basketball team
March 2, 2019
Playing for a WPIAL championship at Pitt’s Petersen Events Center was a dream-come-true for the Brentwood girls basketball team.

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Gateway junior Lexi Jackson (right) has offers from several Division I schools.
Gateway girls pleased with season despite falling short in title defense
Goal No. 1 was achieved by the Gateway girls basketball team.

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Fox Chapel coach Zach Skrinjar encourages some defense against Penn-Trafford Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019 at Fox Chapel.
Spotlight Q&A with Fox Chapel boys basketball coach Zach Skrinjar
March 1, 2019
Zach Skrinjar has been coaching at Fox Chapel for a decade.

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Baldwin’s competitive spirit squad competed at the national championship Feb. 9, 2019, in Orlando, Fla.
Baldwin cheerleaders finish 3rd at national competition
February 14, 2019
Baldwin’s Alaina Wodarek said it’s every cheerleader’s dream to finish among the top three teams nationally.

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The 2019 Thomas Jefferson girls swim team.
Senior leaders pace Thomas Jefferson swimming & diving team
February 13, 2019
Strong senior leadership is a trait of the Thomas Jefferson swimming and diving team.

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Baldwin’s Troy Lanier battles for a rebound with Canon-McMillan’s Luke Palma Feb. 2, 2019, at Baldwin.
Season was a ‘huge learning experience’ for Baldwin boys basketball team
February 12, 2019
Among the top 10 players on the Baldwin boys basketball team in 2018-19 were two seniors, two juniors, four sophomores and two freshmen.

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Baldwin senior swimmers celebrate senior recognition on Feb. 7, 2019.
Baldwin swimmers find success during season of rebuilding
Kim Klinger jumped back into the pool and immediately was faced with a somewhat daunting task.

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The Thomas Jefferson spirit team competed at the WPIAL and PIAA championships during the 2018-19 season.
Dedication, positivity keys to success for TJ competitive spirit cheerleading squad
Thomas Jefferson’s competitive spirit cheerleading squad experienced several “firsts” this season.

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Penn-Trafford girls battling for WPIAL playoff berth
January 30, 2019
The WPIAL playoff hopes for the Penn-Trafford girls basketball team may boil down to the final game of the regular season. The Warriors (10-9, 6-5) stand in fifth place in Section 3-5A, trailing Oakland Catholic (16-2, 10-1), Penn Hills (13-5, 9-2), Woodland Hills (10-8, 8-3) and Latrobe (11-5, 7-4). P-T

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Brentwood football hopes to rebound next season around ‘good nucleus’
November 23, 2018
It was a tough season for the Brentwood football team in 2018. The Spartans finished 3-4 in the Class 2A Three Rivers Conference and 4-6 overall. Brentwood's four victories were achieved against nonconference foe Carrick, 35-7, and conference opponents Fort Cherry, 28-7; South Side, 26-7; and Carlynton, 34-21. andquot;I

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Sophomore forward Moeller filling net for Baldwin boys soccer
October 1, 2018
Joey Moeller keeps churning out the goals. Moeller, a sophomore forward, poured in five goals in a recent section game against Brashear, leading the Baldwin

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Seven starters return to lead Baldwin girls volleyball
August 25, 2018
Baldwin volleyball coach Chris Kelly sticks to the basics. andquot;As always, I anticipate our strengths will be pressuring other teams with tough serving, being very

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South Hills football notes: Brentwood selects 4 captains
August 21, 2018
Notebook items from the WPIAL Class 2A football division: andamp;#8226; Four players will serve as co-captains of the Brentwood football team this season. The foursome

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Seton LaSalle's Jakob Richardson scores past Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic's defenders during 3-A boys WPIAL semifinal Monday, Feb. 26, 2018 at Moon High School.
WPIAL Class 3A boys final preview: Seton LaSalle looking for revenge against No. 1 Lincoln Park
February 27, 2018
The two teams have been on a collision course all season. Top-seeded Lincoln Park (18-6) plays No. 2 Seton LaSalle (19-5) at 9 p.m. Thursday

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Baldwin high school sports notebook: Spirit team takes 4th at Hershey
January 28, 2018
Notebook Items from around the Baldwin-Whitehall sports landscape: • The Baldwin cheerleaders placed fourth in the medium squad division at the recent PIAA competitive spirit

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Brett Powers (14) competes for the Brentwood soccer team during the 2019 season.
South Hills soccer, volleyball coaches praise unsung heroes
November 15, 2019
There usually is at least one of these athletes on every team.

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Brentwood’s Aiden Wardzinski is a key member of the 2019 football team.
South Hills notes: Brentwood’s Aiden Wardzinski has memorable playoff opener
Brentwood junior Aiden Wardzinski was a one-man wrecking crew in his first taste of the WPIAL playoffs.

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Don Yanessa led the Baldwin football team for 14 seasons.
Baldwin’s 1999 football team remembered for heart, toughness
The groundwork for the conference championship was laid at preseason camp at Slippery Rock.

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Brentwood’s John Milcic competes against South Allegheny on Aug. 30, at Glassport Stadium.
Washington faces challenge from surging Brentwood in Class 2A semis
November 14, 2019
Washington, a regular fixture in the WPIAL playoffs for the past nine years, has been on a mission in 2019.

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Baldwin’s Teddy Boehm competes at the PIAA cross country championships Nov. 2, 2019, in Hershey.
Three Baldwin runners finish season as state cross country qualifiers
November 8, 2019
Three top runners in the Baldwin cross country program — senior Teddy Boehm, junior Gina Bolla and sophomore Dominick Ditoro — qualified for the PIAA finals held Nov. 2 in Hershey.

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Baldwin quarterback Mason Stahl (6) cracked the 1,000-yard mark this season.
A by-the-numbers look at Baldwin’s football season
Several players on the Baldwin football team enjoyed outstanding statistical seasons.

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Penn-Trafford goalkeeper Sam Doherty makes a save on Latrobe’s Megan Brackney during the WPIAL Class AA field hockey championship game Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, at Fox Chapel High School.
Penn-Trafford field hockey savors championship season, looks to keep program growing
Penn-Trafford’s field hockey team has been a dominant force in the WPIAL Class AA ranks.

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Norwin’s Jack Salopek is the leading passer in Westmoreland County football history.
Norwin closes book on record-breaking career of QB Jack Salopek
Norwin’s highly touted senior quarterback Jack Salopek ended his high school career as the all-time leading passer in Westmoreland County history.

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Penn-Trafford’s Nina Bowling scores past Latrobe goalkeeper Marissa Novak during the WPIAL Class AA field hockey championship game Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, at Fox Chapel High School.
Penn-Trafford field hockey hopes to continue surge
November 4, 2019
Penn-Trafford’s field hockey team saved its best for last.

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Thomas Jefferson wideout Dan Deabner (11) hauls in a long touchdown pass Oct. 25, 2019, as West Mifflin’s Marcus Crawford defends on the play in the first half.
Thomas Jefferson football’s dominance by the numbers
November 1, 2019
The beat goes on.

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Thomas Jefferson quarterback Shane Stump (4) launches a pass Oct. 25, 2019, despite pressure from West Mifflin’s Duronte Smedley (51).
Thomas Jefferson football notes: QB Shane Stump comes to appreciate coach Bill Cherpak
Now that he’s a senior, Thomas Jefferson quarterback Shane Stump understands the method behind veteran coach Bill Cherpak’s madness.

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Shashak Gurung (10) competes for the Brentwood soccer team during the 2019 season.
Shashak Gurung, a native of Nepal, shatters Brentwood soccer scoring records
He’s No. 1, and by a wide margin

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Penn-Trafford’s Emma Rain (9) celebrates her goal with Haley Hofmeister (7) and Malia Kearns during their game against Hempfield Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, at Penn-Trafford School.
Penn-Trafford girls soccer program a model of consistency
The Penn-Trafford girls soccer team is an annual WPIAL playoff qualifier.

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Penn-Trafford field hockey coach Cindy Dutt prepares her team for the 2019-2020 season August 21, 2019.
Penn-Trafford, Latrobe meet again for WPIAL Class AA field hockey title
October 27, 2019
Penn-Trafford is looking to maintain its dynasty status.

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Gateway’s Eden Batt (18) moves up field past Plum’s Kaitlyn Killinger (26) during a WPIAL Class 3A first-round game October 21, 2019 at Plum High.
Gateway girls soccer finishes solid season with near-upset in playoffs
October 25, 2019
Gateway’s girls soccer team almost pulled off a stunner.

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Gateway soccer coach Bernie Stiles prepares his team for the 2019-2020 season August 19, 2019.
Gateway boys soccer comes up short of playoffs but makes strides
The 2019 season wasn’t what the Gateway boys soccer team expected.

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Thomas Jefferson’s, from left, Cathryn Rossi, Christine Rossi, Katie Sonnett and Shannon Day are members of the 2019 girls tennis team.
TJ girls tennis looks to build on playoff season
It proved to be a goal-achieving season for the Thomas Jefferson girls tennis team.

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Thomas Jefferson junior Ava Lutz (13) competes against Baldwin senior Darryn Sleeman (20) on Sept. 14, 2019 at TJ Stadium.
Baldwin girls soccer takes first steps on path to winning program
The month of October wasn’t kind to the Baldwin girls soccer team.

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Baldwin midfielder Zack Stewart was among a large group of junior starters for the Baldwin boys soccer team.
Baldwin boys soccer celebrates end of long playoff drought
The postseason drought is over for the Baldwin boys soccer program.

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Mt. Lebanon field hockey players, from left, Annika Ohrman (11), Georgia Eson (15) and Emilia Krakora (21) compete during a 2019 match.
Mt. Lebanon field hockey speeds into playoffs after reaching elusive regular-season goal
October 22, 2019
The directional arrow for the Mt. Lebanon field hockey team pointed skyward this season.

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South Park’s Gianna Girol (right) chases Thomas Jefferson’s Isabella Vozar on Sept. 28, 2019, at Thomas Jefferson.
Thomas Jefferson soccer teams keep building playoff tradition
October 18, 2019
For the past half-decade, it’s been a given both Thomas Jefferson soccer teams would clinch a spot in the WPIAL playoffs.

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Baldwin’s Joe Moeller kicks the winning field goal in double overtime to lift the Fighting Highlanders past Bethel Park.
Joey Moeller’s OT field goal against Bethel Park will go down in Baldwin football lore
It is a kick that long will be remembered in Baldwin football history.

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Plum’s Gina Proviano (14) competes against West Mifflin September 18, 2019.
Plum girls soccer reaches section championship goal
What can Plum coach Jamie Stewart do for an encore?

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Upper St. Clair’s Carson Bogan controls the ball in front of Moon’s Kylee Evans during their game Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, at Upper St. Clair. Moon won, 1-0, in overtime.
Perennial power Upper St. Clair set for another girls soccer playoff run
October 16, 2019
There is one constant in the Upper St. Clair girls soccer program: The Panthers annually advance to the WPIAL playoffs.

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Seton LaSalle’s Paige Kuisis controls the ball in front of Carlynton’s Audrey Robb during their game Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, at Seton LaSalle High School.
Seton LaSalle girls soccer moves into playoff mode after dominating section play
October 15, 2019
Seton LaSalle’s girls soccer team was nearly flawless against section opponents this season.

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The senior class on the 2019 Thomas Jefferson girls volleyball team is represented by, in front, from left, Natasha Yanief, Tanner Patrick, Tyler Turk, Jenna Kisner, Ashleigh Haines; in back, Anna Janosko, Abby Chalovich, Julia Putignano, Kaitlyn Urbanowicz and Isabella Regna.
Thomas Jefferson volleyball in midst of another successful season
October 11, 2019
Thomas Jefferson is closing in on its eighth consecutive section championship in girls volleyball.

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Sarah Livingston competes for the Brentwood girls volleyball team during the 2018 season.
Seniors spark Brentwood girls volleyball to another playoff appearance
Four senior athletes in the Brentwood girls volleyball program will be honored Thursday prior to the Spartans final home match against section rival Bishop Canevin.

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Baldwin’s Mia Hampsay (5) competes against Thomas Jefferson’s Tyler Turk (23) and Julia Palmer (16) on Oct. 7, 2019, at Baldwin.
Baldwin volleyball looking forward to Dig Pink fundraiser, postseason run
It has become an annual event on high school girls volleyball schedules, and it’s one of the highlights of the school year at Baldwin.

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Mt. Lebanon boys soccer leading section, proving doubters wrong
October 7, 2019
Mt. Lebanon’s boys soccer team has been nearly unstoppable this season.

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Section title, WPIAL playoff run in reach for Moon boys soccer
Moon is one the verge of clinching first place on the pitch in Section 2-3A.

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Baldwin’s Bethany Yauch is a Cleveland State recruit.
Baldwin ace Bethany Yauch commits to Cleveland State
October 4, 2019
Baldwin tennis whiz Bethany Yauch, a two-time WPIAL runner-up, recently signed a letter of intent with Cleveland State, a member of the NCAA Division I Horizon Conference.

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Ray Fisher
Q&A with 40-year South Hills Record sports reporter Ray Fisher
The 2018-19 school year marked my 40th year covering high school sports at the South Hills Record.

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Franklin Regional’s Nicole Currens (29) competes against Kiski Area Oct. 1, 2019 at Franklin Regional.
Franklin Regional volleyball joins fight against breast cancer with Dig Pink event
The Franklin Regional girls volleyball players kicked off Breast Cancer Awareness Month on Oct. 1 with a Dig Pink fundraiser on their home floor.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Dalaney Ranallo battles for possession with South Park’s Nora Ozimek (right) on Sept. 28, 2019, at Thomas Jefferson.
South Park girls soccer sets sights on section title, return trip to WPIAL finals
October 1, 2019
South Park is the defending section and WPIAL Class AA champion in girls soccer.

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Peters Twp.’s JillianMarvin heads the ball over Cece Scott and Upper St. Clair’s Jen McKenzie during their game Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, at Upper St. Clair High School.
Peters Township a force to be reckoned with in WPIAL girls soccer
Pat Vereb has been coaching in the Peters Township girls soccer program since 2007.

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Bishop Canevin freshman Geno Defrank (left) keeps up with Seton LaSalle senior Louie Maola during a game Sept. 17, 2019, at Seton LaSalle.
Under new coach, Seton LaSalle boys soccer remains section title contenders
September 30, 2019
There is new regime in place in the Seton LaSalle boys soccer program, as Nick Balzer has taken over as head coach.

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Baldwin-Whitehall’s stadium
Long drive helps Baldwin secure win against Woodland Hills
September 27, 2019
The Drive. Baldwin secured its 30-27 conference win Sept. 20 against visiting Woodland Hills thanks in large part to a crucial 18-play, 93-yard drive capped by a 1-yard touchdown run by quarterback Mason Stahl.

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Thomas Jefferson High School Principal Pete Murphy admires the details — like Thomas Jefferson’s signature and the detailed wall art — inside the new high school gymnasium.
TJ athletes give new facilities rave reviews
The Thomas Jefferson football and girls volleyball teams are talent-laden. Each finished as a WPIAL runner-up last season.

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Brentwood’s Luke Bauer (58) is the reigning Three Rivers Conference MVP.
Brentwood football lays foundation for special season with solid first half
The Brentwood football team is on the cusp.

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Franklin Regional running back Zac Gordon has a team-high 507 rushing yards this season.
Bye week helps Franklin Regional regroup, heal for Gateway game
Much like an NFL schedule, the Franklin Regional football slate includes a bye week.

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Hampton’s Gabe Viszlay (16) and Mars’ Luke Harvey (22) compete for a loose ball September 17, 2019 at Mars.
Mars boys soccer chasing 6th straight section championship
September 26, 2019
The beat goes on for the Mars boys soccer program.

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Franklin Regional’s Olivia Dorsch collides with Mars’ Taylor Hamlett during their game Monday, Sept.16, 2019, in Murrysville.
Highly successful Mars girls soccer team off to another fast start
September 22, 2019
Over the past decade, the Mars girls soccer program has experienced a tremendous run on the pitch.

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Hempfield tennis set to battle rival Latrobe for section title
The date is circled.

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Thomas Jefferson girls soccer captains in 2019 are, from left, are Dalaney Ranallo and Mia Maksin.
Pair of seniors lead Thomas Jefferson girls soccer in different ways
September 20, 2019
The Thomas Jefferson girls soccer team is dealing with a unique situation this season.

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Brentwood’s Shashak Gurung returns for the 2019 season.
Brentwood boys soccer program building momentum
The Brentwood boys soccer team is hoping to build off the success of 2018.

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Gateway golf teams enjoying successful seasons
September 13, 2019
Abigail Secrist is a four-year starter on the Gateway girls golf team.

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The senior class on the 2019 Thomas Jefferson girls volleyball team is represented by, in front, from left, Natasha Yanief, Tanner Patrick, Tyler Turk, Jenna Kisner, Ashleigh Haines; in back, Anna Janosko, Abby Chalovich, Julia Putignano, Kaitlyn Urbanowicz and Isabella Regna.
Thomas Jefferson girls volleyball returns plenty of offense
Thomas Jefferson girls volleyball coach Ron Kelly exudes confidence, and with good reason.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Shane Stump competes against Belle Vernon on Sept. 6, 2019, at Thomas Jefferson.
TJ, Brentwood show second half superiority
Two area football teams won huge Week 2 conference games, both on their home turf.

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Baldwin sophomore Colton Brain (10) competes against Butler on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, at Baldwin.
Baldwin’s Brain earns top marks in starting assignment
Colton Brain has stepped into a starting role at quarterback for the first time at Baldwin.

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Mandy Race is the only returning starter for the Brentwood girls volleyball team.
Brentwood volleyball hopes to contend with new lineup
The starting lineup for the Brentwood girls volleyball team will look different this season.

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Baldwin’s Adriana Marina takes part in a preseason workout to prepare for the 2019 campaign.
Baldwin girls soccer enters season with new coach, enthusiasm
September 6, 2019
Tom Dongilli has embraced a basic yet enthusiastic approach to his first year as coach of the Baldwin girls soccer team.

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Senior midfielder Pasi Oswald is one of Baldwin’s key returning players.
Baldwin boys soccer takes it step by step
Success for the Baldwin boys soccer team appears to be a step-by-step process.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Mac Duda takes part in practice Aug. 6, 2019, at Thomas Jefferson.
Thomas Jefferson football players reflect on legacy
August 30, 2019
The majority of athletes on the Thomas Jefferson football team — if not all of them — grew up dreaming of donning a Jaguars uniform.

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Big roster gives Thomas Jefferson girls soccer plenty of optimism
The Thomas Jefferson girls soccer team has lofty goals for 2019.

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The 2019 Thomas Jefferson boys soccer team.
TJ boys soccer returns plenty of experience for another run at PIAA playoffs
With 16 returning lettermen, the Thomas Jefferson boys soccer team has great expectations for the 2019 season after reaching the WPIAL semifinals and PIAA first round last year.

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Southmoreland’s Brendon Moore controls the ball in front of Latrobe’s Michael Shoemaker during a scrimmage Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, in Alverton.
Southmoreland boys soccer team expects bigger things
August 28, 2019
Last season was a learning experience for Jeremy Niemiec in his first year as Southmoreland boys soccer coach.

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Southmoreland girls soccer hoping to end playoff drought
Southmoreland has not qualified for the WPIAL postseason in girls soccer since a five-year playoff run from 2008-12.

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Derry’s Anthony Ditonto (2), keeps the ball from Ligonier’s Parkes Morford (19), during the scrimmage at Derry Area High School, on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019.
Derry boys, girls soccer squads combine forces
August 23, 2019
It definitely is a rebuilding season — in more ways than one — for the Derry boys soccer program.

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Bill Cherpak is in his 25th season as Thomas Jefferson’s coach.
Cherpak’s record at TJ speaks for itself
He is considered by many to be the Michaelangelo of high school football in Western Pennsylvania, if not the state.

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The senior members of the 2019 Brentwood football team are (front, from left) Josh Recker (1), Matthew Shy (55), Aidan Davis (24), Eddie Gomez (11), Matt Veatch (56); (back) Luke Bauer (58), Jayneil Latham (10), John Milcic (14), Ian Thomas (32) and Michael Silvio (4).
MVP lineman Bauer in leading role for Brentwood
August 19, 2019
The centerpiece of the Brentwood football team is a 5-foot-11, 200-pound senior lineman.

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Trinity looking to climb back into WPIAL football playoffs
August 17, 2019
Jon Miller is embarking on his fifth season as Trinity’s football coach.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Dan Deabner takes part in practice Aug. 6, 2019, at Thomas Jefferson.
Thomas Jefferson focused on regaining title
New high school. New year. New rivalry.

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Baldwin’s Dorien Ford
Baldwin strong at skill positions
August 16, 2019
Their priority is to win, and keep winning.

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Thomas Jefferson notebook: Kulish coaches prep for boys soccer opener
August 9, 2019
News from around the Thomas Jefferson campus:

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Thomas Jefferson’s Julie Fiedor competes during the 2018 girls volleyball season.
Former Thomas Jefferson volleyball players recap busy summers
Three senior volleyball players at Thomas Jefferson from last season — defensive specialists Julia Fiedor, Mia Como and Julia Micklo — were lauded in April as Outstanding Young Citizens by Trib Total Media.

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Crew members work on the new track Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, at Baldwin Stadium.
New turf, refurbished track part of renovations at Baldwin Stadium
August 2, 2019
It was time for a summer facelift.

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Baldwin’s Angelo Priore (27) competes against Upper St. Clair on Sept. 7, 2018, at Baldwin.
After narrowly missing out on postseason, Baldwin football is motivated
July 26, 2019
The Baldwin football team is highly motivated.

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Baldwin middle blocker Allison Murray competes against Upper St. Clair on Oct. 4, 2018, at Baldwin.
Baldwin girls volleyball sets sights on WPIAL championship
July 19, 2019
As sophomores, they captured a section title, advanced to the WPIAL second round and posted 12-2 record.

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Posing for the cameras at the West Jefferson Hills School Board meeting June 25 are TJ athletic director-football coach Bill Cherpak and retiring secretary Stephanie Campano.
As she retires, Stephanie Campano reflects on long career as TJ athletic secretary
For years, students entering the Thomas Jefferson athletic office were greeted by secretary Stephanie Campano.

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Brentwood’s Simon Accamando competes during the 2018-19 season.
Accamando and Winkowski named Brentwood scholar athletes of the Year
July 18, 2019
Sporting a 4.101 GPA and top-10 class rank while serving as Technology Student Association president, Simon Accamando wasn’t flummoxed by much during his 2018-19 senior year at Brentwood.

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Brentwood’s Julianna Winkowski competes during the 2018-19 season.
Scholar-athlete distinction surprises Brentwood’s Winkowski
July 5, 2019
Julianna Winkowski participated in two sports in high school.

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Taylor Dadig is a Baldwin grad.
South Hills notebook: Baldwin graduate Dadig dazzles as George Mason shortstop
July 3, 2019
Notebook items from around the Baldwin campus:

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Thomas Jefferson’s Lily Rockwell makes a lunging catch at first base in a WPIAL Class 4A playoff game against Yough. Rockwell batted .333 for a team that finished with a .330 batting average.
South Hills notebook: Zang, Karcher shined at plate for Thomas Jefferson softball
June 28, 2019
Notebook items from around the Thomas Jefferson campus:

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Thomas Jefferson senior Zach Wagner set a school record in the 200-meter dash at the WPIAL championship meet May 21, 2019, at Slippery Rock University.
Thomas Jefferson’s Wagner leaves mark with school record
Zach Wagner knows how to make a grandiose exit.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Julie Fiedor competes during the 2018 girls volleyball season.
Thomas Jefferson’s Fiedor honored for impact on, off the volleyball court
June 21, 2019
Julia Fiedor, a 2019 Thomas Jefferson graduate, embodies the definition of a positive athlete.

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Baldwin cheerleader Paige Ernst
Baldwin’s Ernst earns coveted Division I cheerleading scholarship
Baldwin’s loss is Morehead State University’s gain.

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Baldwin’s Eric Koenig, with his parents Cristi and Eric, was presented with a 2019 scholarship award from the Baldwin Whitehall Athletic Booster Association.
Hale, Koenig earn Baldwin athletic scholarship awards
June 14, 2019
Macy Hale and Jared Koenig appear to be two-of-a-kind.

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Max Shaw cements legacy as one of Thomas Jefferson’s best athletes
Team and individual MVP honors are not recognized at Thomas Jefferson at the end of a school year.

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Thomas Jefferson seniors planning to continue their athletic careers in college include, from left, Alex Weber, Josh Reynolds, Ridge Vlah, Dom Serapiglia, Sydney Moran, Haleigh Karcher, Jenna Clark, Alex Territ, Darius Barrett, A.J. Meshanko, Zach Wagner and Alexander Checcio. Missing from the photo is Max Shaw.
Thomas Jefferson athletes turn focus to collegiate sports
June 8, 2019
They’ve all experienced athletic success at the high school level.

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Brentwood’s Nick Czerwien earned second-team all-conference honors on the offensive line as a senior.
Czerwien was a man of all seasons for Brentwood
Add Nick Czerwien to the distinguished list of names of Mark Reider Award winners at Brentwood.

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Gateway senior Brendan Majocha (center) is joined by athletic director Randy Rovesti (left) and principal Justin Stephans (right) at the WPIAL scholar-athlete banquet May 13, 2019.
Gateway’s Majocha caps high school career with WPIAL award
May 31, 2019
Gateway’s Brendan Majocha has proven to be a class act on and off the field.

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Brentwood’s Abby Wolf competes during the 2019 season. She was a setter for the volleyball team, point guard in basketball and catcher in softball.
Wolf caps 3-sport Brentwood career with 9 letters
Abby Wolf packs a ton of talent into her 5-foot, 3-inch frame.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Dom Serapiglia took part in the Big 33 Football Classic on May 27, 2019.
Big 33 Football Classic an ‘amazing experience’ for Thomas Jefferson’s Serapiglia
Perhaps it was only fitting that a four-year starter in the Thomas Jefferson football program capped his high school career at the prestigious Big 33 Football Classic.

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Brentwood’s Nick Czerwien snaps to John Milcic during practice Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, at Brentwood Stadium.
Czerwien, Wolf honored by Brentwood boosters
Brentwood seniors Nick Czerwien and Abby Wolf won’t soon forget the 63rd annual Brentwood High Athletic Boosters all-sports banquet.

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Gateway boys lacrosse team lives up to motto
May 24, 2019
“Making History” was established early as the Gateway boys lacrosse team’s motto.

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                                Baldwin’s Bailey O’Malley (left) earned two medals at the WPIAL track and field championships, including gold in the shot put. Twin brother Brendan O’Malley earned four medals, including three golds.
Baldwin’s O’Malley twins combine for 6 medals at WPIAL championships
The O’Malley twins will be long-remembered in Baldwin track and field lore.

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Gateway softball falls short in Class 5A opening round
May 17, 2019
Gateway won four of its final five regular-season games to clinch a WPIAL softball playoff berth for the second year in a row.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Mackenzie Zang competes during the 2019 season.
Versatile Mackenzie Zang helps lift TJ softball into playoffs
Her name might be last on the alphabet chart, but her hitting style ranks first on her team.

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Thomas Jefferson senior Ryan O’Leary competes during the 2019 season.
South Hills notebook: Thomas Jefferson baseball excels under 1st-year coach
Notebook items from around the South Hills:

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Brentwood’s Brandon Griener delivers during their WPIAL Class 2A playoff game against Summit Academy Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at Seneca Valley High School.
Griener leads Brentwood to 5th straight WPIAL playoff berth
Brandon Griener could be considered the “big man on campus” if he played a different position on the Brentwood baseball team.

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Baldwin pitcher Nick Dolan throws during the 2019 season.
Sopata a consistent force for Baldwin baseball
Andy Sopata proved to be Mr. Consistent for the Baldwin baseball program.

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Baldwin senior center fielder Molly Knezevich competes against Brashear on May 8, 2019, at Baldwin.
Baldwin softball keeps streak of section titles alive
May 10, 2019
Their drive for five came to fruition on the final day of the regular season.

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Coming off a shoulder injury, Sarah Corrie hopes to be back throwing javelin by next week. Corrie was unable to compete at the recent Gateway vs Plum meet on Tuesday, April 16.
Gateway track expects strong WPIAL meet
Gateway should be well-represented at the WPIAL Class AAA track and field championships May 16 at Slippery Rock.

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Thomas Jefferson senior Zach Wagner competes at the Baldwin Invitational May 3, 2019, at Baldwin.
Brendan O’Malley earns 4 medals in final Baldwin Invitational
Brendan O’Malley’s focus at the 46th annual Baldwin Invitational on May 3 centered around achieving a memorable performance.

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Norwin’s Emily Brozeski competes in the 300 hurdles at the WCCA championships April 27, 2019, at Latrobe’s Memorial Stadium.
Norwin girls cruise to another county track title
May 3, 2019
The Norwin tracksters — particularly the girls team — shifted into cruise control April 27 at the annual Westmoreland County Coaches Association championships.

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United States’ Morolake Akinosun runs the last leg in a women’s 4x100-meter relay rerun after dropping the baton in the race in the morning during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Franklin Regional’s Todero leaps into spotlight at WCCA meet
Franklin Regional’s Rayna Todero leaped into the spotlight at the annual Westmoreland County Coaches Association outdoor championships.

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Thomas Jefferson junior Yash Maheshwari is a two-time section champion.
Thomas Jefferson’s Maheshwari looks forward to PIAA singles tournament
Yash Maheshwari, a talented junior athlete at Thomas Jefferson, repeated as a section champion and WPIAL finalist in boys tennis this season.

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Brentwood’s Brooke McQuillan competes during the 2019 season.
Brentwood track teams turn focus toward big-meet success
The Brentwood girls track and field team wrapped up its section season with a 6-2 record.

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Gateway pitcher Kayla Gratton prepares for the 2019 season March 13, 2019, at Gateway.
Gateway searches for consistency during WPIAL playoff push
April 26, 2019
It’s been a case of feast or near-famine for the Gateway softball team.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Bella Bucy throws during the 2019 season.
Thomas Jefferson softball recovers from mini-skid to win 3 straight
Thomas Jefferson’s softball team experienced a blip on their midseason radar, losing two games in section play.

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Thomas Jefferson’s baseball team competed during spring training March 22-24, 2019, at the Ripken Experience in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Thomas Jefferson baseball heads into second half of section play on roll
Thomas Jefferson ended the first half of its section schedule as one of the hottest baseball teams in the WPIAL.

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Columbus’ scoring helps Norwin girls lacrosse to impressive start
Maura Columbus is a steady goal-scorer for the Norwin girls lacrosse team.

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Norwin’s Alexandra Dillner smiles as she rounds the bases after her second home run during a game against Pine-Richland Monday, April 8, 2019, at Norwin High School.
Norwin softball hopes to continue momentum into second half of season
April 19, 2019
Norwin’s softball team opened the season with a tough 1-0 section loss at Seneca Valley.

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Thomas Jefferson track and field athletes Molly Wagner (left) and Zach Wagner.
Victory at Tri-State meet helps Thomas Jefferson’s Wagner build toward WPIALs
Fresh off her banner basketball season at Thomas Jefferson, junior Molly Wagner exploded out of the gate to start the outdoor track and field season.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Alex Territ (15) competes against Baldwin on April 8, 2019, at Baldwin.
South Hills notebook: Thomas Jefferson’s Territ named player of the week
Notebook items from around the South Hills:

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Emma Kennedy starts at catcher for Gateway.
Gateway softball competing for WPIAL playoff spot
April 12, 2019
Gateway softball was a member of Section 1-5A last year, going 8-7 and qualifying for the WPIAL playoffs.

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Gateway softball captains passionate about sport, duties
Their passion is softball.

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Baldwin’s Ethan Hoey competes at the South Hills Classic on April 6, 2019, at Baldwin.
Baldwin girls relay team dazzles at South Hills Classic
Lena Barakat, Kaylee Garofalo, Devon Schroeder and Gina Bolla are tireless distance runners on the Baldwin girls track and field team.

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Baldwin’s Brendan O’Malley competes at the South Hills Classic on April 6, 2019, at Baldwin.
Baldwin’s O’Malley takes 4 golds at South Hills Classic track and field meet
Brendan O’Malley is one of the most talented, dedicated and well-respected track and field athletes in the region.

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Fundamental approach pays off for Norwin girls lacrosse
Norwin’s girls lacrosse team worked diligently on fundamentals last year.

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Sopata, Dolan return to lead Baldwin baseball team
April 5, 2019
The Baldwin baseball team is aiming to make a stronger playoff push this season despite losing 10 seniors to graduation from last year’s club.

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Baldwin’s first-year boys volleyball coach, Milan Yekich
Yekich takes control of Baldwin boys volleyball program
Milan Yekich is in his first season as head coach of the Baldwin boys volleyball program.

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The 2019 Norwin boys and girls track and field teams.
Norwin track and field teams expecting another strong season
The Norwin girls have advanced to the WPIAL Class AAA final four in track and field in 13 of the past 14 years.

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Thomas Jefferson seniors planning to continue their academic/athletic careers in college include, in front, from left, Darius Barrett (Clarion), A.J. Meshanko (California, Pa.), Jenna Clark (Yale), Josh Reynolds (Pitt-Johnstown); back, Max Shaw (North Carolina), Alex Territ (Washington & Jefferson) and Dom Serapiglia (Tulsa).
Thomas Jefferson athletes sign letters of intent, break records
Notebook items in and around the Thomas Jefferson High School campus:

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Thomas Jefferson’s Jenna Clark celebrates next to Oakland Catholic’s Jayde Boyd during their WPIAL Class 5A girls semifinal Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, at North Allegheny High School.
TJ girls basketball revels in historic season
March 29, 2019
March Madness for Thomas Jefferson meant a trip to the WPIAL girls basketball finals and historic run to the PIAA semifinals. It was the first time the team went that deep into the state playoffs.

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Thomas Jefferson baseball starts fresh with new coach
First-year coach Tim Vickers and his staff are looking to turn around the fortunes of the Thomas Jefferson baseball program.

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Catcher Abby Wolf, the lone senior on Brentwood, earned team MVP the past two seasons.
Brentwood softball team rebuilding on fly with 10 freshmen
Brentwood will field one of the younger high school softball teams in Western Pennsylvania this season.

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Senior members of the 2019 league champion Baldwin inline hockey team include, in front, from left, Johnny Valente, Ryan Butler, Andrew Lydon; and in back, Andrew Golvash, Nate Hobson, Brendan Ferrari and Jason Depretis.
Baldwin inline hockey team wins back-to-back titles
Back-to-back.

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Zane and Zoey Wilson were both swimmers at Hempfield.
Hempfield’s Zoey Wilson fought through injuries to carry on family swimming tradition
March 26, 2019
One of Zoey Wilson’s goals for this season was to follow in her brother’s footsteps, but her season was plagued by injuries.

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Thomas Jefferson softball team aiming high after reaching state semifinals
March 23, 2019
High expectations.

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Thomas Jefferson goaltender Luke Ripepi went 17-4 this season with a 3.16 goals-against average.
Thomas Jefferson hockey says goodbye to remarkable seniors
The seniors on the Thomas Jefferson hockey team wrung out heralded career numbers in their time.

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The WPIAL Class 2A runner-up Brentwood girls basketball team on Feb. 28, 2019, with their medals and team trophy at Petersen Events Center.
Brentwood girls basketball had history-making season
The reconstruction project continued — and flourished — for the Brentwood girls basketball program.

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Gina Fuchs, a former Pitt softball assistant coach, is the new head coach of the Baldwin softball team.
Baldwin softball ‘bigger and stronger than ever’
Baldwin has won four consecutive section titles in softball.

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Baldwin’s Paul Zmuda competes against Upper St. Clair’s John Ploeger March 4, 2019, at Ice Castle.
Plenty of positives for Baldwin hockey team
Slowly but surely, the Baldwin hockey program is climbing up the ranks in the PIHL.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Max Shaw wins in the 195-pound championship bout against Bethel Park’s Luke Montgomery at the WPIAL class AAA individual tournament finals on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Canon-McMillan High School.
Shaw, Weber cap special careers with Thomas Jefferson wrestling
March 16, 2019
It sounds like a distinguished law firm: Shaw, Weber & Co.

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Gateway senior Mykaila Jackson prepares for the 2019 season March 13, 2019, at Gateway.
Gateway softball looks to maintain momentum after playoff appearance
March 15, 2019
The Gateway softball team enjoyed a “turnaround season” of sorts in 2018.

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Gateway’s Ethan Frenchik (5) competes during a scrimmage game against Greensburg Salem March 13, 2019, at Gateway.
Trio of senior letterman lead Gateway baseball into ’19 season
The Gateway baseball team is seeking a quadfecta, as the Gators are looking to qualify for the WPIAL playoffs for a fourth consecutive season.

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Thomas Jefferson boys volleyball hopes to battle for section title
Thomas Jefferson’s senior-laden boys volleyball team ended up 5-5 in section play last season.

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Brentwood senior C/P Brandon Griener returns for the 2019 season.
Brentwood baseball team young but optimistic
Brentwood’s baseball team was hit hard by graduation last spring. Only one senior and two other starters return.

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Thomas Jefferson’s 2019 Breisinger Award winner, Gabe Dominick, displays the award with Lois Breisinger and Joe Kenny at the annual football banquet Feb. 24 at the Georgetown Centre.
Gabe Dominick receives TJ’s Breisinger Award
Gabe Dominick hopes to be a key member of the Thomas Jefferson boys volleyball team this season. A first-year defensive specialist/outside hitter, Dominick also made his mark as a starter on the Jaguars’ football team.

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Franklin Regional senior Michael Klingensmith prepares for the upcoming 2019 season during practice March 7, 2019, at Franklin Regional.
Expectations high for Franklin Regional baseball
March 9, 2019
Franklin Regional posted a solid 15-5 record last season with a young team.

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Franklin Regional softball coach Jim Armstrong talks with Mallory Halleck during practice March 7, 2019, at Franklin Regional.
Experienced Franklin Regional softball team eyes more success
Franklin Regional has strung together four consecutive winning seasons in softball.

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Chartiers Valley’s Aislin Malcolm pulls down a rebound next to Thomas Jefferson’s Molly Wagner during the WPIAL Class 5A championship game Saturday, Mar. 2, 2019, at Petersen Events Center.
Thomas Jefferson girls made program history by reaching title game
March 8, 2019
The Thomas Jefferson and Chartiers Valley basketball teams clashed March 2 in the WPIAL Class 5A championship game at Pitt’s Peterson Events Center.

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Chartiers Valley’s Gabby Legister scores over Thomas Jefferson’s Dalaney Ranallo during the WPIAL Class 5A championship game Saturday, Mar. 2, 2019, at Petersen Events Center.
Rebounding, scoring struggles prove costly for Thomas Jefferson girls in WPIAL final
The bubble finally burst for the surging Thomas Jefferson girls basketball team.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Gabe Dominick blocks a punt by Belle Vernon’s Cameron Guess on Sept. 7 in Rostraver.
Senior class lauded for success by Thomas Jefferson football coach Cherpak
The 60th annual Thomas Jefferson football banquet took place Feb. 24 at Georgetown Centre.

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Thomas Jefferson players celebrate as time expires in their WPIAL Class 5A girls semifinal victory over Oakland Catholic Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, at North Allegheny High School.
Team chemistry key for TJ girls basketball
Does winning spark good team chemistry, or does good team chemistry enhance winning?

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Chartiers Valley players watch the clock, as time expires in WPIAL Class 5A championship game against Thomas Jefferson Saturday, Mar. 2, 2019, at Petersen Events Center.
Chartiers Valley girls celebrate WPIAL championship
March 7, 2019
The Chartiers Valley girls basketball team held a love­fest March 2 at Pitt’s Petersen Events Center.

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OLSH’s Haley Hamilton drives past Brentwood’s Natalie Murrio during the WPIAL Class 2A girls championship game Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, at Petersen Events Center.
Silver lining for Brentwood girls basketball team
March 2, 2019
Playing for a WPIAL championship at Pitt’s Petersen Events Center was a dream-come-true for the Brentwood girls basketball team.

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Gateway junior Lexi Jackson (right) has offers from several Division I schools.
Gateway girls pleased with season despite falling short in title defense
Goal No. 1 was achieved by the Gateway girls basketball team.

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Fox Chapel coach Zach Skrinjar encourages some defense against Penn-Trafford Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019 at Fox Chapel.
Spotlight Q&A with Fox Chapel boys basketball coach Zach Skrinjar
March 1, 2019
Zach Skrinjar has been coaching at Fox Chapel for a decade.

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Baldwin’s competitive spirit squad competed at the national championship Feb. 9, 2019, in Orlando, Fla.
Baldwin cheerleaders finish 3rd at national competition
February 14, 2019
Baldwin’s Alaina Wodarek said it’s every cheerleader’s dream to finish among the top three teams nationally.

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The 2019 Thomas Jefferson girls swim team.
Senior leaders pace Thomas Jefferson swimming & diving team
February 13, 2019
Strong senior leadership is a trait of the Thomas Jefferson swimming and diving team.

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Baldwin’s Troy Lanier battles for a rebound with Canon-McMillan’s Luke Palma Feb. 2, 2019, at Baldwin.
Season was a ‘huge learning experience’ for Baldwin boys basketball team
February 12, 2019
Among the top 10 players on the Baldwin boys basketball team in 2018-19 were two seniors, two juniors, four sophomores and two freshmen.

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Baldwin senior swimmers celebrate senior recognition on Feb. 7, 2019.
Baldwin swimmers find success during season of rebuilding
Kim Klinger jumped back into the pool and immediately was faced with a somewhat daunting task.

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The Thomas Jefferson spirit team competed at the WPIAL and PIAA championships during the 2018-19 season.
Dedication, positivity keys to success for TJ competitive spirit cheerleading squad
Thomas Jefferson’s competitive spirit cheerleading squad experienced several “firsts” this season.

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Penn-Trafford girls battling for WPIAL playoff berth
January 30, 2019
The WPIAL playoff hopes for the Penn-Trafford girls basketball team may boil down to the final game of the regular season. The Warriors (10-9, 6-5) stand in fifth place in Section 3-5A, trailing Oakland Catholic (16-2, 10-1), Penn Hills (13-5, 9-2), Woodland Hills (10-8, 8-3) and Latrobe (11-5, 7-4). P-T

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Brentwood football hopes to rebound next season around ‘good nucleus’
November 23, 2018
It was a tough season for the Brentwood football team in 2018. The Spartans finished 3-4 in the Class 2A Three Rivers Conference and 4-6 overall. Brentwood's four victories were achieved against nonconference foe Carrick, 35-7, and conference opponents Fort Cherry, 28-7; South Side, 26-7; and Carlynton, 34-21. andquot;I

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Sophomore forward Moeller filling net for Baldwin boys soccer
October 1, 2018
Joey Moeller keeps churning out the goals. Moeller, a sophomore forward, poured in five goals in a recent section game against Brashear, leading the Baldwin

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Seven starters return to lead Baldwin girls volleyball
August 25, 2018
Baldwin volleyball coach Chris Kelly sticks to the basics. andquot;As always, I anticipate our strengths will be pressuring other teams with tough serving, being very

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South Hills football notes: Brentwood selects 4 captains
August 21, 2018
Notebook items from the WPIAL Class 2A football division: andamp;#8226; Four players will serve as co-captains of the Brentwood football team this season. The foursome

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Seton LaSalle's Jakob Richardson scores past Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic's defenders during 3-A boys WPIAL semifinal Monday, Feb. 26, 2018 at Moon High School.
WPIAL Class 3A boys final preview: Seton LaSalle looking for revenge against No. 1 Lincoln Park
February 27, 2018
The two teams have been on a collision course all season. Top-seeded Lincoln Park (18-6) plays No. 2 Seton LaSalle (19-5) at 9 p.m. Thursday

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Baldwin high school sports notebook: Spirit team takes 4th at Hershey
January 28, 2018
Notebook Items from around the Baldwin-Whitehall sports landscape: • The Baldwin cheerleaders placed fourth in the medium squad division at the recent PIAA competitive spirit

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