Basketball

Apollo-Ridge girls basketball must adjust to playing up in classification
November 19, 2018
The Apollo-Ridge girls basketball players were road warriors last season with several long bus rides for section games. That changed in the offseason when the Vikings decided to play up to Class 4A and received a section assignment with opponents closer to home base. Jim Callipare, beginning his sixth year

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Joe Salvino, Belle Vernon boys basketball hoping for right mix
Belle Vernon boys basketball made significant strides last season. The Leopards won 18 games, topped 80 points on three occasions, qualified for the state playoffs for the first time in 20 years and even won at neighboring rival and perennial power Monessen. When coach Kyle DeGregorio left during the offseason

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In second stint, Fox hopes to guide Apollo-Ridge boys team into playoffs
When Greg Fox began his second stint as Apollo-Ridge's boys basketball coach in May, he felt he inhertited a team with a lot of talent that can make waves in and out of section play. Three sophomores who cut their teeth as varsity starters last year -- guards Keighton Reese,

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New-look Belle Vernon girls basketball expects to build on success
Gone are five senior starters and the coach who led Belle Vernon to a second-place finish in Section 3-4A and an appearance in the PIAA playoffs last season. In their place are a group of promising-but-unproven players and a first-year coach eager to show how his system translates into on-court

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Peters Township’s Makenna Marisa commits to Penn State
November 2, 2018
Makenna Marisa, one of the top girls basketball players in the state, made a verbal commitment to Penn State on Friday night. The Peters Township senior guard, who averaged 23 points and nearly 10 rebounds as a junior when the Indians reached the WPIAL title game, announced her commitment on

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Penn Hills’ Tayonna Robertson to continue basketball career at Longwood
November 1, 2018
The Penn Hills girls basketball program has lofty expectations for a season on the horizon. That's a big reason senior guard/forward Tayonna Robertson wanted to get her college commitment out of the way as the Indians prepare for a title run. Robertson announced her commitment to Longwood (Ga.) via her

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Westmoreland high school notebook: Latrobe’s Butler makes college decision
October 8, 2018
Bryce Butler likes to hustle to his team's end of the basketball court and score quickly. Keeping the offensive flow moving is what he knows. The get-it-and-go approach works at Latrobe and on the AAU circuit, and Butler fit in well with both uptempo programs. A Division II college team

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PIAA overturns WPIAL decision, rules DeGregorio brothers eligible
October 4, 2018
The PIAA overturned a WPIAL decision Thursday and ruled North Catholic transfers Isaac and Owen DeGregorio eligible to play basketball for their father, highlighting a rules-interpretation disconnect between the two boards. The PIAA considered the WPIAL's interpretation too strict. andquot;You're trying to write general rules for 350,000 specific cases every

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Latrobe’s Fenton commits to Lehigh for basketball
September 21, 2018
Latrobe senior Reed Fenton, who will be one of the top returning basketball players in the WPIAL this winter, gave a verbal commitment Friday to

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

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DeGregorio brothers ruled ineligible for basketball after transferring to North Catholic to play for father
September 19, 2018
Can an athlete switch high schools and play sports for a team his father coaches That question split the WPIAL board on Wednesday, but ultimately

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Hempfield hires Brush as girls basketball coach
September 18, 2018
Tom Brush has coached basketball at various high schools, most recently as an assistant girls coach at Franklin Regional. Hempfield Area school board members voted

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Sewickley Academy ‘adamantly’ denies recruiting allegations in letter to WPIAL
The WPIAL board of directors accepted a letter from Sewickley Academy's administration that insisted its boys basketball coaches were not guilty of recruiting. Allegations of

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Penn Hills’ Brisker commits to play basketball at Niagara
September 14, 2018
When Penn Hills senior guard Adia Brisker was contemplating the college recruitment process, she wanted to make sure she had a deep relationship with those

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Propel boys basketball programs hire head coaches
September 11, 2018
A pair of experienced basketball coaches will lead the high school boys programs at Propel Braddock Hills and Propel Montour. Rob Greenleaf, the new head

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

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Fox Chapel basketball player Kelly leaving for prep school in Cleveland
August 28, 2018
Ben Kelly considered the prep school route for basketball in his past, but it wasn't until one began pursuing him that he fully committed to

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WPIAL rules basketball standouts Cali Konek, Thomas Melonja eligible at new schools
August 23, 2018
The WPIAL cleared two basketball stars to play their senior seasons at their new schools. Franklin Regional senior Cali Konek and Peters Township senior Thomas

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Ringgold hires Lindsy Muchnock to coach girls basketball team
August 22, 2018
The Ringgold girls basketball program has found its new leader. Lindsy Muchnock, a former star on the court at Latrobe and Seton Hill, was hired

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New GCC girls basketball coach Samuel Salih
New GCC girls coach Salih preaches humility, puts game in perspective
August 18, 2018
It might have been the moment a small child offered him a bright red rose in exchange for one dull Mexican peso that Samuel Salih

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