Basketball

Moon seniors celebrate with the championship trophy after defeating Archbishop Wood in the PIAA Class 5A state final Friday, March 22, 2019, at Giant Center in Hershey.
100 years ago, Pa. held its 1st state basketball tournament, but anniversary celebration on hold
March 19, 2020
Two thousand fans came to the Armory in State College to watch the first state basketball tournament in Pennsylvania high school history, a historic event from exactly 100 years ago.

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WPIAL Girls Basketball Team of the Week: Week ending Mar. 15
March 18, 2020
In 2016, the Trinity girls basketball team reached the WPIAL Class AAA finals before losing to South Fayette.

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Highlands’ Johnny Crise pulls down a rebound between Grove City defenders during their PIAA Class 4A second round state playoff game Tuesday, Mar. 10, 2020, at North Allegheny High School.
George Guido: Lots of fond memories from basketball season
March 17, 2020
This is the week when we usually wrap up the local high school basketball season and advise everybody to take in the Cager Classic Saturday night at Highlands.

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Trib HSSN boys basketball team of the week: Week ending March 14
When 2019 ended with a pair of losses in the Bethel Park Holiday Tournament, Sto-Rox was 3-6 overall and tied for second place in Section 1-2A.

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WPIAL Girls Basketball Player of the Week — Week ending March 15
March 16, 2020
In the WPIAL Class 3A girls basketball championship game, Beaver struggled mightily on offense and fell to rival Mohawk, 44-26.

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Laurel Highlands’ Rodney Gallagher celebrates after defeating Mars in the WPIAL Class 5A championship game Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, at Petersen Events Center.
Time to open the vault for daily HSSN Classics archive video streams
While high school sports and sports in general are on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic, the TribLive High School Sports Network misses the action as much as the readers and viewers.

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Trib HSSN boys basketball player of the week: Week ending March 14
March 15, 2020
For two generations and over three decades, the Price has been right for area basketball success.

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Penn Hills’ Deondre Mitchell (1) fires up a shot as Laurel Highlands’ Tyvaughn Long defends in a Feb. 21 WPIAL playoff game.
Penn Hills basketball programs learn tough postseason lessons
Heading into the WPIAL playoffs, the Penn Hills boys basketball team had a six-game winning streak and earned the No. 1 seed in the WPIAL Class 5A playoffs.

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Knoch’s baseball team warms up before a scrimmage game against Slippery Rock High March 12, 2020.
Young Knoch baseball team looks to gain experience as season progresses
March 14, 2020
As seasons carry on, teams start to gain experience, learn from mistakes and reach their full potential when the postseason approaches.

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North Allegheny coach Spencer Stefko calls in a play during a Class 6A WPIAL semifinal game against Upper St. Clair Feb. 25, 2020 at North Hills.
Caught in limbo, WPIAL basketball teams wonder if delay turns into cancellation
March 13, 2020
Along with coaching basketball, Spencer Stefko teaches world cultures at North Allegheny, a job that has him studying the effects of a viral pandemic.

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Mars Area is reflected in their runner-up trophy after their game against Neumann-Goretti during the PIAA Class AAA boys basketball championship on Friday, March 18, 2016 at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. Neumann-Goretti won 99-66.
PIAA suspends basketball tournament, swimming championships for 2 weeks
March 12, 2020
The PIAA will reassess the coronavirus situation in two weeks, said executive director Bob Lombardi, and decide then whether to resume the winter sports championships.

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Rochester’s Corynne Hauser celebrates as time expires in the WPIAL Class A championship game against West Greene Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, at Petersen Events Center.
Big changes in HSSN power rankings as WPIAL teams continue to shrink
As the Road to Hershey hits the midway point this weekend with the upcoming quarterfinals, two rounds have shifted the power in the weekly Trib HSSN power rankings.

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The East and West teams wait to compete during the skills competition at the annual Cager Classic March 22, 2019 at Highlands High School.
Organizers cancel A-K Cager Classic all-star game over coronavirus concerns
One of the Alle-Kiski Valley’s most popular sports events has become a victim of coronavirus concerns.

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Beaver Falls players break the huddle during a PIAA Class 3A playoff victory over Carlynton on Wednesday, March 11, 2020.
High school roundup for March 11, 2020: Beaver Falls storms into PIAA quarterfinals
March 11, 2020
Senior Noah Vaughn scored 32 points as Beaver Falls is PIAA Class 3A quarterfinals bound after beating Carlynton, 78-63, in a second-round game Wednesday night at Peters Township.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Alyssa DeAngelo tries to get through Woodland Hills’ Jazmine Dunn and Joi Burleigh in a PIAA Class 5A playoff game Wednesday, March 11, 2020.
Fairman’s big second half leads Thomas Jefferson past Woodland Hills
Sophomore Graci Fairman scored 17 of her game-high 20 points in the second half, including a go-ahead layup with 43 seconds left as Thomas Jefferson edged Woodland Hills, 39-34, in a PIAA Class A girls basketball second-round game Wednesday night at Peters Township.

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Hans Rottman puts up a shot Wednesday night against Aliquippa during their PIAA Class 3A second round matchup at North Hills Middle School.
DeGregorio scores 25 as North Catholic holds off Aliquippa
Aliquippa did all it could to derail WPIAL Class 3A champion North Catholic on Wednesday night at North Hills.

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Butler’s Raine Gratzmiller celebrates as time expires in a PIAA Class 6A second round state playoff game against Upper St. Clair Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at UPMC Events Center in Moon.
Butler completes another crazy comeback, defeats Upper St. Clair in PIAA 2nd round
The question on everybody’s mind this week in Butler was: How is Ethan Morton’s injured ankle?

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Lincoln Park’s Isaiah Smith (5) and L.A. Pratt celebrate a first-round win over Penns Valley.
Lincoln Park heating up, takes down Brookville in second-round rout
Lincoln Park coach Mike Bariski feels his team is coming together at the right time.

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North Catholic’s Sara Beradelli goes up for a layup against CEntral Valley during their PIAA second round matchup on Wednesday at North Hills Middle School.
North Catholic girls fight off challenge from Central Valley in 4A second round
There’s an understanding among the North Catholic Trojanettes that they are going to get everyone’s best.

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Southmoreland’s Olivia Cernuto battles Lancaster Catholic defenders Marlia Matters (4) and Cassie Peris in a PIAA girls basketball second-round game Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in Bedford.
Lancaster Catholic ends Southmoreland’s dream season in PIAA second round
BEDFORD — The party is over for Southmoreland.

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