Basketball

Deer Lakes coach Terence Parham reacts to a play against Lincoln Park in a 2020 WPIAL playoff game.
Coach who built Deer Lakes boys basketball into perennial playoff team steps down
June 23, 2022
Terence Parham called it one of the hardest decisions he’s ever had to make.

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Penn-Trafford head coach Doug Kelly talks with Noah Wright during their game against Franklin Regional on Monday, Dec. 13, 2021, in Murrysville.
Westmoreland H.S. notebook: Penn-Trafford, Greensburg Salem among biggest moves in basketball realignment
June 20, 2022
Summer is just starting, but the WPIAL has its new basketball sections in place for the next winter season.

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Pine-Richland’s Owen Luellen shoots over Butler’s Raine Gratzmiller last season.
Pine-Richland notebook: Sections overhauled for Rams basketball teams
June 19, 2022
A new opponent with a rich history will be joining Pine-Richland boys basketball for the next two seasons.

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The Fox Chapel boys basketball starters hoist the WPIAL Class 6A championship trophy after defeating North Hills on March 5 at Petersen Events Center.
Fox Chapel boys basketball drops to Class 5A in PIAA realignment
June 18, 2022
The biennial WPIAL basketball realignment can bring about odd situations.

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Freeport boys basketball players take part in the summer league at St. Joseph.
Freeport boys basketball building chemistry in St. Joseph Summer League
June 14, 2022
Freeport made the WPIAL Class 4A boys basketball playoffs this past season as the No. 11 seed and upset Uniontown to secure the program’s first playoff victory in 12 years.

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Shady Side Academy’s Peter Kramer scores next to Avonworth’s Peyton Faulkner during the WPIAL Class 3A championship game on Friday, March 4, 2022, at Petersen Events Center.
Standout guard Peter Kramer returning to Hampton
June 11, 2022
The Hampton boys basketball team will get some excitement this upcoming season when coach Joe Lafko collects his 500th career coaching victory.

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A road sign to remember the late Tre Cunningham will be posted at the site of the former Jeannette star athlete’s 2020 motorcycle accident.
Basketball tournament honoring Tre Cunningham’s memory continues to thrive in Jeannette
June 10, 2022
Steve and Tracy Bone Cunningham again were showered with warm memories of their son as the three-day Tre Cunningham Memorial Basketball Tournament reached its midpoint Friday night at Jeannette High School.

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Gabby Baldasare is the new girls basketball coach at Pine-Richland.
Gabby Baldasare takes over Pine-Richland girls basketball program
June 5, 2022
It’s been a couple weeks since Gabby Baldasare learned she was hired to take over the Pine-Richland girls basketball team, and she has the same emotions as when she first heard the news.

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Ligonier Valley’s Matthew Marinchak is a Pitt-Greensburg commit.
Westmoreland H.S. notebook: Local players shine at Roundball Classic games
May 28, 2022
Westmoreland County was well-represented at last weekend’s Roundball Classic senior all-star games, an event that wraps a bow around another high school basketball season in Western Pa.

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Coach Rich Falter and his trusty clipboard are carried off the floor by Highlands players moments after the Golden Rams upset Blackhawk, 58-56, for the WPIAL Class 3A title March 3, 1995 at Duquesne University.
Late Highlands coach Rich Falter remembered for his humility, impact on players
May 26, 2022
Despite an outstanding coaching career that included 316 victories in high school basketball, Rich Falter never sought the limelight.

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Hempfield’s Sean Gordon (33) celebrates a three-pointer with Harrison Sowers during their Section 3-6A game against Norwin on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022, at Hempfield Area High School.
Westmoreland high school notebook: Area players to take part in upcoming Roundball games
May 14, 2022
Basketball season ended months ago, but the Roundball Classic will bring together some of the top talent from the WPIAL this week.

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Chartiers Valley head coach Tim McConnell yells from the bench during the PIAA Class 5A state championship game against Cardinal O’Hara on Friday, March 25, 2022, at Giant Center in Hershey.
Tim McConnell accepts Bishop Canevin job after resigning as Chartiers Valley coach
May 11, 2022
Tim McConnell had walked into Chartiers Valley’s gym countless times, but the longtime basketball coach felt somewhat sentimental when he entered Tuesday morning.

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Butler’s Devin Carney scores past Pine-Richland’s Luke Shanahan (left) and Jameson O’Toole during their game on Friday, Feb. 4, 2022, in Pine.
WPIAL trio earns all-state honors in Class 6A boys basketball
May 8, 2022
The PIAA’s largest boys basketball classification is often dominated by Eastern Pennsylvania teams, but three WPIAL players made the all-state team for Class 6A.

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Ford City grad Lizzie Suwala-Sheaffer drives to the basket during a game against Leechburg as a freshman in 2002. Her 2,266 career points are the most for a girls basketball player from the Alle-Kiski Valley.
Ford City grad Lizzie Suwala-Sheaffer ‘honored’ to take spot in A-K Valley HOF
May 7, 2022
Lizzie Suwala-Sheaffer could hit a shot from anywhere on the basketball court.

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St. Gabriel’s comes together to win Diocese of Pittsburgh girls hoops crown
April 24, 2022
St. Gabriel’s girls CYO basketball team peaked at the perfect time.

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Norwin’s Luke Passarelli (bottom) will wrestle at Davidson.
High school notebook: Norwin wrestler Passarelli headed to Davidson
April 17, 2022
Luke Passarelli is taking his wrestling talent to the highest level of the NCAA.

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Hampton’s Sophia Kelly scores against Plum on Dec. 16, 2021.
Hampton 3-sport standout picks basketball, makes college choice
April 16, 2022
Sophia Kelly’s answer was exactly what Mercyhurst women’s basketball coach Brooklyn Kohlheim wanted to hear.

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Washington’s Ron Faust, one of WPIAL’s most successful basketball coaches, retires
April 13, 2022
After stints of 28 and eight years as head coach of the Washington boys basketball program, Ron Faust, one of the most successful coaches in WPIAL history, has stepped down again.

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Quaker Valley’s Adou Thiero blocks a shot by Hickory’s Joey Fazzone during their PIAA Class 4A first round state playoff game March 8 in Leetsdale.
Quaker Valley write final chapter in storybook careers
April 10, 2022
The Quaker Valley boys basketball team made a gallant effort in its quest to win a PIAA title, taking a 27-0 record into the state finals.

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North Catholic’s Alayna Rocco scores against Freedom during the WPIAL Class 3A championship game on Thursday, March. 3, 2022, at Petersen Events Center.
2022 Trib HSSN Head of the Class: WPIAL girls basketball’s best in each classification
April 5, 2022
There were a lot of players and coaches who put in plenty of time on the basketball court this season to be the best they could be.

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