Basketball

Hempfield girls' basketball head coach Lindsy Muchnock works with her team in the school's main gym Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 during practice at Hempfield Area High School.
Hempfield girls basketball coach Muchnock resigns
July 3, 2018
It was just one season, with one group of girls, but that doesn't mean Lindsy Muchnock will forget the short time she spent at Hempfield.

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Deer Lakes coach Terence Parham, players and fans react during a WPIAL first-round playoff game Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, at Fox Chapel.
Deer Lakes basketball coach Parham doing instruction work in China
Terence Parham is taking another summer trip to China. The Deer Lakes boys basketball coach left over the weekend to go to China for a

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Allan Bilinsky’s tenure as Mt. Pleasant School District’s athletic director and assistant junior-senior high school principal began Wednesday, June 10, 2015.
Mt. Pleasant’s Bilinsky ready for new test as basketball coach
July 2, 2018
Allan Bilinsky knows his time could be stretched to its limits as he begins a three-job venture at Mt. Pleasant. But he is embracing the

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Jeannette's Seth Howard scores on a drive during the WCCA Shootout game against Valley on Friday, July 7, 2017, at Hempfield.
Westmoreland notebook: Summer boys basketball shootout set for tip-off
June 30, 2018
After a mostly seamless trial run last year, Westmoreland County Coaches Association will bring back its summer boys basketball shootout. A dozen area schools will

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Highlands basketball team members Alexa Marasco (left) and Jaharee' Holt (right) sit for a portrait on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at Highlands High School in Natrona Heights.
Highlands basketball tandem on path to recovery
June 28, 2018
Jaharee Holt went after a loose ball heading out of play. She fell, landed awkwardly and felt a pop in her left knee. At that

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Valley's Isiah Mangol (15), drives past Jeanette's Robert Kennedy (1), defends, during the WCCA Shootout on Friday, July 7, 2017, at Hempfield.
WCCA summer hoops shootout returns next week
After a mostly seamless trial run last summer, the Westmoreland County Coaches Association will bring back its boys basketball shootout. A dozen area schools will

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Chartiers Valley's Tim McConnell coaches during a game against Montour earler this season in Collier.
After 6 WPIAL boys titles, Chartiers Valley’s Tim McConnell becomes girls basketball coach
June 26, 2018
In many ways, Tim McConnell will coach girls basketball the way he always coached the boys, with maybe one difference. andquot;I don't think I'll be

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Allan Bilinsky’s tenure as Mt. Pleasant School District’s athletic director and assistant junior-senior high school principal began Wednesday, June 10, 2015.
Mt. Pleasant names AD Allan Bilinsky interim hoops coach
While he couldn't exactly interview himself for the job, Mt. Pleasant athletic director Allan Bilinsky believes he has the qualifications necessary to be the school's

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Chartiers Valley coach Tim McConnell gets the student section pumped up in the waning moments of the Colts' win over North Allegheny at the WPIAL Class AAAA championship Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at Petersen Events Center.
Administration recommends Tim McConnell as candidate to coach Chartiers Valley girls basketball
Could Chartiers Valley boys basketball coach Tim McConnell, who coached sons T.J. and Matty to WPIAL championships, celebrated another title this winter with daughter Megan

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Leechburg head coach Joel Ceraso coaches his team against Chartiers-Houston during their WPIAL Class 2-A Girl Basketball quarterfinal on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 at Northgate High School. Chartiers-Houston defeated Leechburg 60-44.
Burrell hires Leechburg’s Joel Ceraso as girls basketball coach
June 21, 2018
Joel Ceraso sees similarities to his most recent coaching job when assessing his new one. A team needing a boost after missing the playoffs Check.

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Belle Vernon head coach Lisa Fairman talks to an official during a game against Keystone Oaks Thursday, Jan. 11, 2017, at Belle Vernon Area High School in Rostraver.
Fairman has high expectations for Thomas Jefferson girls basketball
The Fairman family roots are entrenched firmly at Thomas Jefferson High School, including Lisa Fairman, hired recently to take over as head coach of the

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Lincoln Park head coach Mike Bariski hugs Keeno Holmes (left) and Thomas Melonja after beating Seton LaSalle in the WPIAL Class 3A boys basketball final March 1, 2018, at Petersen Events Center.
Lincoln Park AD Bariski talks transfer rules with state legislators
June 20, 2018
Lincoln Park athletic director Mike Bariski supports the competitive balance formula proposed by the PIAA, but told state legislators he disagrees with a rule that

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Basketball star Darrius Davis leaving Propel Andrew Street
June 19, 2018
Another all-section basketball player is switching schools this summer, but Darrius Davis is leaving the WPIAL altogether. Davis announced Monday night on Twitter that he's

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Monessen picks Bosnic as boys basketball coach
June 18, 2018
The search for a new boys basketball coach has come to an end in Monessen. With a vote Monday, the Monessen school board hired Dan

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Southmorland no. 2 Cali Konek is greeted by her teammates on the bench as the clock winds down in the last quarter of the game against Belle Vernon on Monday, December 18, 2017.
WPIAL notebook: Girls basketball star Cali Konek leaving Southmoreland for Franklin Regional
Girls basketball player Cali Konek, who averaged 45 points as a star freshman, has transferred schools again. Franklin Regional submitted transfer paperwork to the WPIAL

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Highlands Girls Basketball Coach Courtney Kordes, works with a group of players during the summer work out program.
New girls basketball coaches start preparing their teams
June 17, 2018
With close to two months since they were hired and with the summer beginning, new girls basketball coaches Nick Dizon (Kiski Area) and Courtney Kordes

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Thomas Jefferson's Jenna Clark (1) competes against Keystone Oaks on Dec. 28, 2017, at Keystone Oaks.
Thomas Jefferson’s Jenna Clark adds 6th D1 basketball offer
Thomas Jefferson guard Jenna Clark announced Saturday a scholarship offer from Appalachian State, her sixth offer since late-April. The 5-foot-7 point guard will be a

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Highlands' Johnny Crise scores past Franklin Regional's Jake Rosenberg during 5-A boys PIAA first round action Friday, March 9, 2018 at Fox Chapel High School.
Highlands standout Crise gets another Division I offer
June 16, 2018
Highlands' Johnny Crise received his second Division I basketball offer Saturday, from the University of South Carolina Upstate. The 6-foot-7 Crise, a rising junior forward,

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Apollo Ridge Coach Greg Fox works with a group of 7Th to 9th grade students during a recent summer basketball camp at Apollo Ridge High School.
Fox returns to coach at ‘special place’ Apollo-Ridge
June 15, 2018
Greg Fox had perfect timing. He bought a house in Apollo this spring, just as the Apollo-Ridge boys basketball coaching position was opening — almost

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Greensburg Salem Head Coach Craig Mankins during practice on Friday Nov. 24, 2017 at Greensburg Salem.
Mankins resigns as Greensburg Salem boys basketball coach
Needing to tend to some personal issues at home with his family, Craig Mankins resigned as boys basketball coach at Greensburg Salem. Mankins coached the

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