Basketball

Riverview senior Brionna Long
A-K Valley Senior Spotlight: Riverview’s Brionna Long
December 4, 2022
With a roster full of talented, experienced players, the Riverview girls basketball team is ready to take on the challenge of making the WPIAL playoffs for the 13th time in the past 14 seasons.

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Quaker Valley’s Daniel Bartels scores against Lincoln Park last season.
Quaker Valley boys flying under radar after massive graduation losses
The Quaker Valley boys basketball team faces a tall order in 2022-23.

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Tribune-Review file
                                Shaler’s Haley Kostorick is a Clarion recruit.
Shaler girls bring exciting mix of young prospects, proven talent
The Shaler girls basketball program is excited to have an influx of sophomores ready to contribute at the varsity level. Coach Cornelious Nesbit is also excited he doesn’t have to rush their development, either.

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Chartiers Valley’s Ella Cupka fights for a loose ball with Latrobe’s Lexi Weatherton during a 2021 WPIAL Class 5A girls basketball semifinal.
After wholesale changes, new coach excited to see what Chartiers Valley girls can do
The Chartiers Valley girls basketball team in 2022-23 will definitely look different than it has the past four seasons both on the court and on the bench.

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Chartiers Valley coach Brandon Sensor.
After showing flashes last season, Chartiers Valley boys look to return to contention
Two seasons ago, the Chartiers Valley boys basketball team was a WPIAL finalist. The Colts went 22-4 with that fourth loss a defeat at the hands of New Castle in the district title game.

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Jeff Healy | For the Tribune-Review
                                Brentwood’s Jenna Lee (1) competes during the 2021-22 basketball season.
South Hills Record girls basketball preview: Teams look to continue to build
Basketball season is underway. Here’s a look at the three girls teams in the South Hills Record coverage area:

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Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review
                                Baldwin’s James Wesling passes the ball next to Woodland Hills’ Austin Wells last season.
South Hills Record boys basketball preview: Baldwin boys thinking big
Basketball season is underway. Here’s a look at the three boys teams in the South Hills Record coverage area:

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Sewickley Academy coach Win Palmer looks for a call during a 2017 state playoff game.
Sewickley Academy boys look to compete in tough section
The Sewickley Academy boys basketball team is a member of Section 1-2A again this season, but the section itself has a different feel to it.

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The Norwin boys basketball team won its inaugural boys basketball tip-off tournament Saturday.
Defense fuels Norwin boys past Uniontown in tournament final
December 3, 2022
Norwin is trying to develop a defensive identity early in the season.

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New Deer Lakes boys basketball coach Albie Fletcher gets ready for his debut Friday, Dec. 2, 2022, at the Highlands Tournament.
George Guido: New basketball coaches debut across Alle-Kiski Valley
The start of the high school basketball season Friday featured a number of coaches making their debuts with their respective teams and the advanced start of the season itself.

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Freeport’s Ben Lane battles Valley’s Aundre Taylor for a loose ball during their game on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, at Freeport.
Freeport boys basketball team pounces early, beats Valley in Tip-Off Classic
A nightmarish first quarter for Valley on Saturday led to Freeport’s first boys basketball victory of the season, 55-33.

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Bethel Park coach Samantha Loadman encourages her team during a Section 2-6A game against Upper St. Clair last season.
Expectations high for ‘underestimated’ Bethel Park girls
Optimism is abundant in the Bethel Park girls basketball program.

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Ben Guffey is the lone returning starter for Bethel Park.
New coach Dante Calabria working with youthful roster at Bethel Park
Seven seniors. Count ‘em, seven.

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Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review
                                Pine-Richland’s Madison Zavasky defends North Allegheny’s Lydia Betz last season.
New coach excited to see how Pine-Richland girls progress
The first goal Gabby Baldasare wanted to achieve after taking the Pine-Richland girls basketball job in May was to establish what she wants the culture to be in the program.

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New coach with college ties looks to turn around North Hills girls program
Tony Grenek wants his new team to stand up to the bullies.

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North Hills’ Royce Parham celebrates after being fouled while scoring against North Allegheny during the WPIAL Class 6A quarterfinals last season.
Royce Parham, North Hills boys out to take care of unfinished business
North Hills enters the new high school boys basketball season coming off one of the most successful years in program history.

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Hampton’s Meghan Murray battles Plum’s Dannika Susko for a loose ball last season.
After busy offseason, top scorer Meghan Murray ready to lead Hampton girls
The best player on the Hampton girls basketball team spent this summer getting even better.

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Hampton’s Eric Weeks defends on Kiski Area’s Dom Dininno during the WPIAL Class 4A playoffs last season.
Coach’s milestone win just the 1st step for Hampton boys
At some point early this winter, Hampton boys basketball coach Joe Lafko will achieve something “that’s been a career goal with me forever.”

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The Shady Side Academy girls basketball team gathers for a group photo on picture day.
After turnaround season, Shady Side Academy girls look to take another step forward
As one of the WPIAL’s most accomplished girls basketball coaches, Jonna Burke would rather talk about her players.

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Shady Side Academy’s Eli Teslovich steals the ball from South Allegheny’s Mike Michalski last season.
Shady Side Academy boys look to reload for repeat run
It was a memorable season for the Shady Side Academy boys basketball team.

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