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Busy night of WPIAL boys basketball littered with key games on Friday
January 23, 2020
It has been six years since the Thomas Jefferson boys basketball team finished with a winning record. Barring a collapse, the Jaguars will finish this season with a winning record and possibly a lot more.

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Hampton’s competitive spirit team is preparing for the NHSCC Championships.
Strong leadership puts Hampton spirit squad back on the mat
The Hampton competitive spirit squad has been affected by coaching changes the past two seasons. Last year, it didn’t field a competition team and only cheered at varsity events.

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Black and blue battle highlights a busy night of WPIAL girls hoops on Thursday
Last year, Peters Township was perfect in cruising to the Section 2-6A title.

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WPIAL wrestling postseason begins Wednesday with team sectionals
January 21, 2020
The WPIAL wrestling postseason begins Wednesday with team sectionals.

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Freeport’s Maddie Clark is a member of the 2019-20 basketball team.
Alle-Kiski Valley Athletes of the Week: Freeport’s Maddie Clark, Highlands’ Jrake Burford
Maddie Clark

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Key WPIAL boys basketball games make for a busy Tuesday
January 20, 2020
The first time they met this season, it was an instant classic.

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Shady Side Academy’s Maya Groff is a member of the 2019-20 swim team.
Herald spotlight athlete: Shady Side Academy’s Maya Groff
January 18, 2020
Maya Groff, a senior at Shady Side Academy, helped the swimming and diving team defeat Knoch last week with a first-place finish in the 200-yard individual medley and 200 free relay. Groff, a team captain, is undecided about college but plans to major in chemistry.

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Holiday weekend of great basketball at Woodland Hills makes for busy Saturday
January 17, 2020
It is a tradition that is growing into a feast for local high school basketball fans.

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Penn-Trafford athletic director Kerry Hetrick received the Pennsylvania State Athletic Directors Association Distinguished Coaching Educator Award.
Penn-Trafford AD Kerry Hetrick wins award
Kerry Hetrick started wearing glasses lately. While he isn’t quite comfortable with the change, his vision for Penn-Trafford athletics remains clear.

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Second half of WPIAL section boys basketball tips off Friday
January 16, 2020
Penn Hills has a two-game lead at the midway point in Section 1-5A boys basketball.

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Final night of team wrestling section matches highlight WPIAL Wednesday
January 14, 2020
Seven years ago, Canon-McMillan and South Fayette found themselves at Chartiers Valley on Groundhog Day preparing to wrestle for WPIAL gold.

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Franklin Regional’s Logan Summerhill passes the ball during a five-on-five practice session on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019 at Franklin Regional High School.
Westmoreland High School Athletes of the Week: Franklin Regional’s Logan Summerhill, Greensburg Central Catholic’s Gia Scala
Logan Summerhill

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Knoch’s Ryan Lang is a member of the 2019-20 basketball team.
A-K Valley Athletes of the Week: Riverview’s Sydney McDonough, Knoch’s Ryan Lang
Sydney McDonough

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WPIAL boys basketball hits midway point of section play with rivalry Tuesday
January 13, 2020
Fifteen years ago, Danny Holzer led Upper St. Clair to the WPIAL Class AAAA boys basketball championship. The following year, in 2006, Joey David guided Mt. Lebanon to a district Quad-A title.

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Gateway bowlers rely on team concept
January 12, 2020
Through six matches, the Gateway bowling team is focused on turning the program into an efficient unit.

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Franklin Regional High School cheerleaders compete in the WPIAL Spirit Championships at Hempfield High School on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020.
Franklin Regional earns another trip competitive spirit state championships
Since the WPIAL officially sanctioned competitive spirit as a district-sponsored sport for the 2012-13 academic year, only 10 teams have qualified for the PIAA championships at least seven times.

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Shady Side Academy’s Mason Tomlin is a member of the 2019-20 basketball team.
The Herald Spotlight Athlete: Mason Tomlin, Shady Side Academy
Mason Tomlin, a senior on the Shady Side Academy basketball team, has helped keep the Indians in the section race. The 5-foot-8 point guard is averaging 15 points a game. He also plays on the football team and this spring he will give lacrosse a shot after running track the last two years. He will be attending Columbia and majoring in economics before enrolling in business school. He will also continue to play football.

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The Penn-Trafford competitive spirit team competed at the PIAA championships Jan. 11, 2020, at Hershey’s Giant Center.
South Fayette captures PIAA competitive spirit title; Penn-Trafford takes 2nd
January 11, 2020
South Fayette won the PIAA competitive spirit small division championship Saturday in Hershey as WPIAL teams took four of the top five spots.

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Rematch of WPIAL Class 5A girls basketball finals highlights Saturday schedule
January 10, 2020
The Thomas Jefferson girls basketball team enjoyed a tremendous 2018-19 season, finishing 22-8. Half of their losses were to WPIAL and PIAA champion Chartiers Valley.

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Burrell’s Lydia Flanagan lines up a throw during a match Jan 8, 2020, at Nesbit’s Lanes in Plum.
A-K Valley high school bowlers score big
Kristin Womeldorf capped 2019 with one of the highest girls averages in all of the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Bowling League.

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