Basketball

Canon-Mac head coach Rick Bell yells to his team during a game against Mt. Lebanon Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2017 at Canon-McMillan High School.
Canon-McMillan basketball coach Rick Bell retires after 31 years
April 16, 2019
Canon-McMillan reached the WPIAL Class 6A basketball semifinals for the first time in 2019.

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North Catholic’s Tess Myers leads the fast break against Central Valley during the 4A girls WPIAL Championship at Petersen Events Center.
North Catholic basketball star Tess Myers receives offer from Colorado
April 15, 2019
Tess Myers spent the weekend playing basketball in Colorado. She might get a chance to do so for a much longer time than that in the coming years.

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Butler’s Ethan Morton scores against Pine Richland during boys 6A semifinal WPIAL action Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2019 at Fox Chapel Area School.
Butler’s Ethan Morton brings home 3-on-3 tournament title
April 14, 2019
Opponents would rather not go one-on-one against Butler rising star Ethan Morton.

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Peters Twp. starters celebrates on the bench as time expires in the PIAA Class 6A girls state championship game against Garnet Valley Friday, Mar. 22, 2019, at Giant Center in Hershey.
Peters Township girls basketball ends perfect season ranked No. 24 nationally
Undefeated record, WPIAL championship, state championship and national ranking.

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Peters Twp.’s Makenna Marisa drives between Bethel Park defenders during their game Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, at Bethel Park High School.
Peters Township’s Makenna Marisa earns All-American honors from MaxPreps
Peters Township’s Makenna Marisa earned All-American honors from MaxPreps which named the senior as one of the nation’s Top 50 girls basketball players.

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A look at this weekend’s Roundball Classic games, rosters
April 11, 2019
The Roundball Classic all-star basketball games will be Friday and Saturday at Geneva College in Beaver Falls.

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Norwin head coach Lynn Washowich works with his players during drills at boys’ basketball practice on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018 at Norwin Senior High School.
Washowich steps down at Norwin
April 10, 2019
Lynn Washowich met with his players Monday and explained that it would be unfair to them if he returned as boys basketball coach at Norwin.

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Chartiers Valley’s Mackenzie Wagner kisses the championship trophy with teammates after defeating Bishop Carroll in the PIAA Class 5A girls state championship game Saturday, Mar. 23, 2019, at Giant Center in Hershey.
2 perfect seasons help shape Trib 10 girls basketball all-star team
April 6, 2019
One word can describe both Peters Township and Chartiers Valley: Perfect.

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Freeport’s Sidney Shemanski drives to the basket past Knoch’s Abbey Shearer during their game Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, at Knoch High School.
Freeport’s Sidney Shemanski named Valley News Dispatch Girls Basketball Player of the Year
Valley News Dispatch Girls Basketball Player of the Year

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North Catholic’s Kylee Lewandowski drives past Central Valley’ Kaithlyn Lyons during the 4A girls WPIAL Championship at Petersen Events Center.
WPIAL players selected to USA Basketball 3×3 teams
April 5, 2019
Some of the rising stars in WPIAL basketball that will take the court next season will test their skills against talent from around the country next weekend in Colorado.

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Apollo-Ridge girls basketball coach Callipare won’t return
April 2, 2019
Apollo-Ridge’s next mission is finding a new girls basketball coach. The Vikings are searching for a replacement for Jim Callipare, who won’t return after six seasons and five WPIAL playoff appearances.

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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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Chartiers Valley’s Megan McConnell defends on Penn Hills’ Ariana Dunson during semifinal WPIAL action Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2019, at Fox Chapel Area School.
Penn Hills’ Dunson recognized for defensive play
March 28, 2019
Penn Hills’ Ariana Dunson has been known for the heart and effort she plays with on the defensive end of the court.

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Moon boys, Peters Township girls finish atop Trib 10 power rankings
March 27, 2019
For the final time in the 2018-19 WPIAL basketball season, the TribLive High School Sports Network presents the last weekly Power Rankings.

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Head coach Matt Regula during basketball practice at Derry Area High School in Derry, on Monday, Nov. 19, 2018.
Regula resigns as Derry girls basketball coach
Matt Regula’s stay was short at Derry, his departure not altogether by his choice. But he looks back on his time coaching the girls basketball team at his alma mater with pride.

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Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Team of the Week: Chartiers Valley
March 25, 2019
The Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Team of the Week played 30 games and won all of them on their way to a district and state championship — the Chartiers Valley Colts.

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Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Player of the Week: Peters Township’s Makenna Marisa
Makenna Marisa

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Trib HSSN girls basketball state rankings for week of March 24, 2019
The Road to Hershey is over and the 2018-19 girls high school basketball season is in the books.

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Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Player of the Week: Lincoln Park’s Isaiah Smith
March 24, 2019
Isaiah Smith

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Trib HSSN Boys Basketball Team of the Week: Moon
The Trib HSSN Team of the Week suffered heartbreak at the WPIAL finals only to bounce back with five consecutive wins in the PIAA playoffs and earn a state championship, as we salute the Moon Tigers.

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