Basketball

Hampton hosting summer basketball program
May 23, 2019
The Hampton basketball summer camps directed by varsity coach Joe Lafko, with help from staff, will begin June 25, and carry through July 11. All three programs will be held at Hampton High School in Allison Park.

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Moon coach Adam Kaufman fist bumps Donovan Johnson as time winds down in their PIAA Class 5A semifinal victory over Mars Monday, Mar. 18, 2019, at New Castle High School.
Moon’s Donovan Johnson leads all-state basketball selections as Pa. Player of the Year in Class 5A
May 14, 2019
Moon’s Donovan Johnson was named as the state’s Class 5A boys basketball player of the year Tuesday and Adam Kaufman was named coach of the year after leading the Tigers to a PIAA title in March.

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WPIAL basketball coverage by TribHSSN.
WPIAL wants to hear from 2 basketball coaches facing recruiting allegations
May 13, 2019
The WPIAL board voted Monday to schedule hearings for two basketball programs facing recruiting allegations.

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WPIAL basketball coverage by TribHSSN.
Pitt recruit Justin Champagnie named MVP at PBC Roundball Classic
April 27, 2019
Pitt recruit Justin Champagnie had a memorable first game in the Pittsburgh area.

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Quaker Valley’s Ryan Stowers drives between New Castle’s Donte Burnett (left) and Demetris McKnight during their game Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, at New Castle High School.
PBC Roundball welcomes several elite players for pair of games Saturday
April 26, 2019
The public address announcer gave Moses Malone a Roundball Classic introduction of Biblical proportions.

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Peters Twp.’s Makenna Marisa scores past Garnet Valley’s Madison McKee during the PIAA Class 6A girls state championship game Friday, Mar. 22, 2019, at Giant Center in Hershey.
Pa. Sportswriters name Peters Township’s Makenna Marisa Girls Basketball Player of the Year
Makenna Marisa and Bert Kendall helped Peters Township make history during a perfect girls basketball season, and Friday they received the ultimate capper.

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Penn Hills senior Diamond-Jay Whittington competes during practice in November 2018.
After ACL injury, Penn Hills’ Whittington prepares to play at college level
April 25, 2019
At a young age, Penn Hills senior Diamond-Jay Whittington was introduced to the game of basketball by her father. Now, after a bout of adversity, Whittington gets to continue to play the game at the collegiate level.

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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 draws recognition from USA Today, MaxPreps
April 21, 2019
Butler basketball star Ethan Morton was named to USA Today’s All-Pennsylvania team — one of two honors the junior received this week.

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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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