Basketball

Deer Lakes’ Ryan Butler scores over Summit Academy’s Kysheem Woods during the Saint Joseph’s tip off Tournament Friday, Dec. 6, 2019 at Saint Joseph’s.
Deer Lakes takes down Summit Academy to open up 2019-2020 season
December 6, 2019
It’s always nice to start the season off with a win and for the first time of Terence Parham’s tenure at Deer Lakes the Lancers gifted their coach with one in the first game of the season.

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Quaker Valley boys basketball coach Mike Mastroianni gives direction during a practice on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. Mastroianni is nearing his 500th career win.
Quaker Valley basketball coach Mike Mastroianni chasing win No. 500
During his time at Quaker Valley, boys basketball coach Mike Mastroianni has built a culture that has allowed the program to reach new heights of success.

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Shaler girls basketball coach Cornelious Nesbit prepares his team for the 2019-2020 season Nov. 25, 2019.
Shaler girls basketball will lean on trio of seniors
December 5, 2019
Shaler Area girls basketball coach Cornelious Nesbit doesn’t mince words with seniors Emily Cavacini, Meghan Lacey and Claire Grunden.

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Carlynton’s Jada Lee goes in for a layup.
Signal Item girls basketball preview: Division I players give teams high hopes
The Carnegie-area girls basketball teams were 3-for-3 in playoff berths last season. Chartiers Valley topped the list, going undefeated (30-0) and winning WPIAL and PIAA Class 5A titles. Carlynton went 19-5 and advanced to the WPIAL Class 3A quarterfinals. Bishop Canevin (23-4) went undefeated in Section 3-2A and advanced to the WPIAL semifinals and the second round of states.

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North Hills’ basketball team prepares for the 2019-20 season Nov. 23, 2019.
North Hills girls ready to tackle difficult challenges
When Jim Dudas accepted the head coaching job for the North Hills girls basketball team, he knew it was going to be a challenge. He didn’t know the challenge to implement his system and culture would be impacted by the injury bug.

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North Allegheny’s Katerina Balouris (33) celebrates with teammates after defeating Norwin in the WPIAL Class 6A girls semifinals last season.
North Allegheny girls finding their way with revamped roster
Every year is a new situation and new challenge for North Allegheny girls basketball coach Spencer Stefko.

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Butler’s Ethan Morton dunks to score two of his 51 points against Pine-Richland last season.
A listing of Friday’s boys and girls high school basketball tip-off tournaments
Boys

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Penn-Trafford boys basketball coach Jim Rocco prepares his team during practice for the 2019-2020 season Nov. 27, 2019.
Penn-Trafford boys embark on ‘total reload’
Total reload.

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Norwin’s Jayla Wehner works out during practice Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, at Norwin High School.
Starting 5: A guide to the Westmoreland County girls high school basketball season
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Norwin boys basketball coach Buddy Valinsky works with Nick Fleming during practice Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, at Norwin High School.
Starting 5: A guide to the Westmoreland County boys high school basketball season
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Deer Lakes’ Reese Hasley drives past Freeport’s Sidney Shemanski last season.
Starting 5: A guide to the A-K Valley girls high school basketball season
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Highlands’ Johnny Crise practices last month.
Starting 5: A guide to the A-K Valley boys high school basketball season
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Rochester’s Alexis Robison and Quigley Catholic’s Hailey Drutarosky fight for a loose ball during semifinal WPIAL action Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019 at North Hills High School.
WPIAL Class A girls basketball preseason breakdown
WPIAL girls basketball season will tip off next weekend.

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Cornell’s Kaden DiVito leaps for a shot on net as Greensburg Central Catholic defenders Tom Erderly (10), Geoff Helm (5) and Max Pisula (23) attempt to make a block Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019 at Peters Township High School during WPIAL boys basketball Class A quarterfinal playoffs.
WPIAL Class A boys basketball preseason breakdown
A new decade of WPIAL boys basketball tips off next weekend.

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Highlands Luke Cochran works out during a recent practice Friday. Nov 22, 2019, during a recent practice.
Highlands boys basketball set to play Shaler at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland
The Highlands Golden Rams boys basketball team is headed to Cleveland later this season.

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Noah Johnson and Riley DeRubbo
Trinity’s DeRubbo, Johnson named Trib HSSN scholar-athletes of the month for November
The TribLive High School Sports Network is recognizing some of the best and brightest student-athletes in Western Pennsylvania.

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California’s Malik Ramsey competes during the 2018-19 season.
WPIAL Class 2A boys basketball preseason breakdown
December 4, 2019
A new decade of WPIAL boys basketball tips off next weekend.

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Bishop Canevin’s Diajha Allen (right) returns to lead the Crusaders in 2019.
WPIAL Class 2A girls basketball preseason breakdown
WPIAL girls basketball season will tip off next weekend.

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North Catholic’s Isaac DeGregorio drives to the basket past Lincoln Park’s Montae Reddix during the WPIAL Class 3A boys championship game Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, at Petersen Events Center.
WPIAL Class 3A boys basketball preseason breakdown
December 3, 2019
A new decade of WPIAL boys basketball tips off next weekend.

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Carlynton’s Jada Lee drives past Deer Lakes’ Reese Hasley and Cameron Simurda Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019 at Deer Lakes’ High School.
WPIAL Class 3A girls basketball preseason breakdown
WPIAL girls basketball season will tip off next weekend.

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