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Rachel Milcic was named female scholar-athlete of the year at Brentwood for 2018.
Milcic named Brentwood’s Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year
July 14, 2018
Rachel Milcic was a straight-A student in high school. Her GPA her senior year at Brentwood was 4.789; her cumulative GPA stood at around 4.5.

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Casey tabbed as Brentwood’s Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Michael Casey made the most of his high school career. And then some. He posted a 4.789 GPA in his senior year, a 4.326 cumulative

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State golf title continues to pay dividends for Quaker Valley Hall of Fame inductee Kelly Collins Grip
When Kelly Collins Grip is inducted into the Quaker Valley Sports Hall of Fame on Sept. 21, she will feel right at home. That's the

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Plum seeks to merge AD duties with other events
July 13, 2018
Plum could become the second WPIAL high school this summer to replace a longtime athletic director. The school district is seeking to hire an administrator

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George Guido: Mercenary AAU-type sports hit rock bottom
July 11, 2018
By now, many of our readers have seen the video shot this past Sunday at an AAU-type game in Emerson, Ga., involving some members of

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Valley's Darius Johnson smiles after receiving his gold medal after winning the Class AA boys high jump Friday, May 25, 2018, during the PIAA track and field state championships at Shippensburg University.
Valley’s Darius Johnson named Valley News Dispatch’s Boys Athlete of the Year
July 7, 2018
Darius Johnson could use one of his best athletic attributes in all three of his sports. His leaping ability makes him a deadly deep threat

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Leechburg Area's Mikayla Lovelace shoots over Chartiers-Houston's Alexa Williamson during WPIAL Class AA girls action Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 at West Allegheny High School.
Leechburg’s Mikayla Lovelace named Valley News Dispatch Girls Athlete of the Year
It took just one game for Mikayla Lovelace to make an impact on Leechburg's girls basketball program — a 51-28 victory over Aquinas Academy in

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Quaker Valley's Ricky Guss carries for a first down past Middletown'sGage Radabaugh during the second quarter the PIAA Class 3A state championship game Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at Hersheypark Stadium.
Top high school sports stories of the 2017-18 school year
11.18.2017 Final score: Quaker Valley 2, Aliquippa 0. An unusual score produced maybe the most unlikely champion in WPIAL football history. The Quakers, who coaxed

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Ligonier Valley's Lexie Petrof competes against Northern Cambria on Jan. 24, 2018, in Ligonier.
Ligonier Valley’s Lexie Petrof named Westmoreland Girls Athlete of the Year
Lexie Petrof is one of those rare athletes who plays multiple sports and plays them well. She was the goalkeeper for the girls soccer team

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Jeannette's Tre' Cunningham scores under Quigley Catholic's Alex Tomsic during second round 1-A WPIAL action Monday, May 21, 2018 at Fox Chapel High School.
Jeannette’s Tre Cunningham named Westmoreland Boys Athlete of the Year
All you need to know about Tre Cunningham is Jeannette football coach Roy Hall said he could have been the team's MVP. Cunningham couldn't have

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Canon-McMillan's Brandon Kline (4) celebrates with Nick Seafino after scoring during the PIAA Class 6A state championship game against Bensalem Friday, June 15, 2018, at Penn State University.
Parade of champions: A look at WPIAL teams that won PIAA titles in 2017-18
Parade of champions Here's a look at state champions from the WPIAL during the 2017-18 school year: Baseball Canon-McMillan (6A) Ringgold (4A) Vincentian Academy (A)

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Pine-Richland’s Phil Jurkovec named Trib HSSN Boys Athlete of the Year
Pine-Richland basketball coach Jeff Ackermann said this about Phil Jurkovec: andquot;He gave us everything he had and his goal was to always win championships.andquot; Mission

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East Allegheny’s Amani Johnson named Trib HSSN Girls Athlete of the Year
What can she not do That's a good question to ask when looking back at Amani Johnson's career at East Allegheny and, specifically, her standout

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Thomas Jefferson’s Fairman awarded Alex Danscak Memorial Scholarship
Thomas Jefferson's loss will be Robert Morris' gain. Garret Fairman, a 2018 graduate and three-sport standout for the Jaguars, will continue his athletic career in

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A-K Valley sports notebook: Springdale hopes to hire boys basketball coach soon
July 4, 2018
Springdale competed in a boys basketball summer league, just as many teams do over the offseason months. The Dynamos were lacking at one particular position

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George Guido: Time is right for PIAA to settle private vs. public issue
July 3, 2018
This is the time of year when not much is happening in scholastic sports. Spring sports all-star teams were named, the last few graduation parties

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High school notebook: Romanchak gets preferred walk-on offer from Penn State
July 1, 2018
Freeport rising senior Austin Romanchak is expected to have a lot to think about in the coming months concerning where he will continue his education

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Sewickley Academy captures Trib HSSN Cup for Class A
A historic double gold on the links got the ball rolling in the fall toward another sports cup for Sewickley Academy, while the capper in

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Our Lady of the Sacred Heart claims Trib HSSN Cup for Class 2A
June 30, 2018
On Nov. 4, Bishop Canevin beat Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, 3-0, in the 2017 WPIAL girls volleyball championship match. It took nearly eight

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Goga selected Baldwin’s Male Athlete of the Year
Mike Goga spent countless hours in the Baldwin gym. He was a three-year starter in basketball and volleyball and landed all-section and All-WPIAL honors as

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