Basketball

From left, Fox Chapel assistant coach Josh Randall, Erik Wilson, JP Dockey, Will Siegel, Jefferson Moorefield-Brown, Jimmy Hanna, Kam Griel, Eli Yofan, Russell Fenton, Jake DeMotte, Mert Yanar, assistant coach Gabe Skrinjar, head coach Zach Skrinjar, assistant coach Tom Reighard
Fox Chapel basketball gets boost from summer competitions
July 10, 2021
Fox Chapel boys basketball coach Zach Skrinjar looks at summer team camps as a good way to self scout and grow as a unit in a more relaxed environment compared to the grind of a WPIAL basketball season.

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New Deer Lakes coach Sam Salih coaches the Greensburg Central Catholic girls team during the 2019 season.
Girls basketball coach Sam Salih makes move to Deer Lakes from Greensburg CC
July 7, 2021
When Sam Salih resigned as girls varsity head coach at Greensburg Central Catholic in April after three seasons, he said it was time for a change, and he left the Centurions program on good terms.

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Penn Hills’ Daemar Kelly defends Mt. Lebanon’s Jake Reinke during a game last season.
Penn Hills’ Daemar Kelly joins Philly AAU team for high-end summer competition
July 4, 2021
Daemar Kelly told Penn Hills basketball coach Chris Giles his goal was to play AAU basketball for Team Final in Philadelphia.

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Kathy McConnell-Miller (left) talks on the bench with sister Suzie McConnell-Serio during a Pitt women’s basketball game.
Kathy McConnell-Miller leaves Trinity bench for college basketball job
July 2, 2021
Kathy McConnell-Miller is returning to the college coaching ranks after two seasons with the Trinity girls basketball team.

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Keith Stitt coached the Riverview girls for the past 12 seasons.
Riverview basketball coaches Paul Sapotichne, Keith Stitt retire
June 27, 2021
It will be a different look on the sidelines for Riverview basketball next season.

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Norwin boys basketball coach Buddy Valinsky works with his team during a 2019 practice.
Boys basketball coach Buddy Valinsky resigns at Norwin
June 23, 2021
Norwin boys basketball coach Buddy Valinsky resigned Wednesday after two seasons on the job.

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North Allegheny’s Paige Morningstar jumps into her teammates after time expired in the PIAA Class 6A championship game against Spring-Ford on March 26.
North Allegheny’s Paige Morningstar named top high school athlete in country
June 17, 2021
After leading North Allegheny to WPIAL and state championships in volleyball and basketball, Paige Morningstar received a prestigious honor Thursday.

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Eddie Daniels (4) helped Penn Hills to a 13-5 record last season.
Penn Hills basketball standout heads to CCBC with drive to improve game
June 13, 2021
Eddie Daniels wanted to be in a place where everyone would have the same mindset as him.

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Norwin’s Ty Bilinsky dribbles side-by-side with Hempfield defender Blake Remaley (32) as Norwin’s Jayden Walker puts on pressure during a 2020 game.
Medically cleared to return to court, Norwin’s Ty Bilinsky headed to UPJ
June 12, 2021
Ty Bilinsky went from thinking it might be time to throw his basketball shoes over the telephone wires to merging back into the fast lane to a possible college career.

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The National Federation of State High School Associations gave approval for shot clock use in high school basketball on a state by state basis.
On the clock: PIAA will discuss basketball shot clock in months ahead
June 9, 2021
Will Pennsylvania high school basketball have a shot clock in 2022?

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Jeannette girls basketball coach Bill Flow, a Norwin graduate
New Jeannette girls basketball coach admires dedication to program
May 30, 2021
Bill Flow called the Jeannette girls basketball program “a sleeping giant.”

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Eugene Wilson was hired to coach the Woodland Hills boys basketball team.
‘It was meant to be,’ says new Woodland Hills boys basketball coach Eugene Wilson
May 24, 2021
A few weeks after its coach resigned midseason, the Woodland Hills boys basketball team made a trip to Ringgold for a nonsection game this past winter.

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Freeport hires new coaches for boys basketball, boys soccer
May 21, 2021
Two new coaches will be on the sidelines at Freeport next school year.

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North Catholic head coach Dave DeGregorio instructs his team against Quaker Valley during their WPIAL Class 4A quarterfinal on Monday, March 8, 2021, in Leetsdale.
‘Perfect timing’ leads Dave DeGregorio back to North Allegheny as boys basketball coach
May 20, 2021
When Dave DeGregorio resigned at North Allegheny five years ago to coach his sons, a part of him thought he might return someday, if the timing was right.

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North Catholic head coach Dave DeGregorio instructs his team against Quaker Valley during their WPIAL Class 4A quarterfinal on Monday, March 8, 2021, in Leetsdale.
North Allegheny ready to rehire Dave DeGregorio as boys basketball coach
May 15, 2021
North Allegheny’s next boys basketball coach already knows the program well.

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Busy Roundball Classic week tips off with team practices
May 10, 2021
It is Roundball Classic week and Western Pennsylvania’s top all-star senior basketball players will begin gathering at Geneva College.

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Anna Rafferty (center) and her Latrobe teammates will take part in a YMCA summer league this year.
Westmoreland high school notebook: YMCA to host summer hoops leagues
May 8, 2021
A local summer basketball league is taking shape, and it will feature some of the top returning WPIAL girls players and teams.

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Norwin’s Ryan Scavnicky celebrates his walk-off base hit with teammates in the bottom of the seventh innining to defeat North Allegheny, 7-6, on Friday, April 23, 2021, at Norwin High School.
Westmoreland notebook: Anticipated Hempfield-Norwin baseball series awaits
May 1, 2021
Finally.

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Roundball Classic to allow fans at Geneva
April 30, 2021
Roundball Classic organizer Allen Deep said he has received a number of inquiries about fan attendance at the all-star basketball event set for May 13, 14 and 15 at Geneva College.

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Serra Catholic hires Matt Bacco as girls basketball coach
April 29, 2021
Serra Catholic has a new girls basketball coach for the first time in years.

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