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McGuffey’s Ed Dalton and Avonworth’s Andrea Patton are the first father/daughter athletic director duo in the WPIAL.
McGuffey’s Ed Dalton, Avonworth’s Andrea Patton become WPIAL’s 1st father/daughter athletic director duo
August 6, 2020
Andrea Patton remembers growing up in her father’s shadow.

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Latrobe native Mark Ackerman is the new athletic director at Eden Christian Academy.
AD job at Eden Christian leads Latrobe grad back to Western Pennsylvania
August 4, 2020
Mark Ackerman’s journey both in and out of sports the past three decades has brought him home to western Pennsylvania.

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Central Catholic’s Matt Altsman celebrates with the student section after beating Pine-Richland in the WPIAL Class 6A Championship game Saturday, Nov. 17, 2019 at Heinz Field.
PIAA emphasizes ban on spectators comes from Gov. Wolf — not PIAA
July 30, 2020
The PIAA released a statement Thursday emphasizing that the current ban on spectators at high school sports events was imposed by Gov. Tom Wolf — not the PIAA.

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Norwin’s Jenna Gigliotti crosses the finish line to win the 2009 WPIAL Class AAA girls championship.
Norwin overcomes logistics, selects smaller, all-female hall of fame class
July 28, 2020
Tom Shirley is used to getting things ready for the Norwin Athletic Hall of Fame banquet.

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Aquinas Academy rising junior Sam Everson was honored as the Western Pennsylvania Positive Athlete for the boys alternative sport for the 2019-20 season.
Aquinas Academy fencer Sam Everson wins Western Pennsylvania Positive Athlete award
July 23, 2020
When the Western Pennsylvania Positive Athlete award winners were announced earlier this month, Aquinas Academy’s Sam Everson was honored as the boys alternative sport recipient.

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PIAA approves winter championship sites for next 4 seasons
July 19, 2020
Get your Hershey’s chocolate ready.

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Greensburg Central Catholic head coach Tyler Solis presents his team with the WPIAL championship trophy after the Centurions defeated Winchester Thurston in the Class A final Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, at Highmark Stadium.
Soccer success helps Greensburg CC put best foot forward in Class A Trib Cup competition
July 17, 2020
The Greensburg Central Catholic boys and girls soccer teams played for WPIAL gold on Nov. 1 and earned a split decision with the GCC girls settling for silver and the boys winning gold.

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Franklin Regional’s Palmer Jackson and Southmoreland’s Maggie Moore receive the 2019 Excellence Awards from Judge John J. Driscoll at the annual Westmoreland County Scholar Athlete banquet April 30, 3019.
Westmoreland County scholar-athlete awards to be handed out Wednesday
July 13, 2020
The votes are in and the winners have been selected for the annual Judge John J. Driscoll Westmoreland Scholar-Athlete banquet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Ferrante’s Lakeview.

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The North Catholic boys basketball team celebrates with the championship trophy after defeating Lincoln Park in the WPIAL Class 3A final Feb. 27, 2020, at Petersen Events Center.
                                The North Catholic boys basketball team celebrates with the championship trophy after defeating Lincoln Park in the WPIAL Class 3A final Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, at Peterrsen Events Center.
2019-20 Trib Cup: Victory Bell rings loud as North Catholic runs away with title in Class 3A
July 10, 2020
North Catholic has a tradition that players ring the school’s Victory Bell when their teams win a district or state championship.

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Carlynton athletic director Nate Milsom and Bill Cowher are all smiles as Cowher, a Carlynton grad and athletic standout at the school, is celebrated for his induction to the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Hall of Honor at a game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sept. 30, 2020, at Heinz Field. Milsom earned his own honors recently as he was named a Certified Athletic Administrator by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association.
Carlynton’s Nathan Milsom honored by Athletic Administrator’s Association
July 8, 2020
Nathan Milsom loves to challenge himself.

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Penn-Trafford’s Warrior Stadium before a soccer game in 2019.
Penn-Trafford sports workouts resume with safety modifications
July 7, 2020
Penn-Trafford resumed athletic workouts Tuesday but with new provisions to its health and safety guidelines.

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Derry Area’s Aidan Bushey scores over Blackhawk’s Ryan McClymonds during their WPIAL Class 4A first round playoff game Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, at North Allegheny High School.
Derry’s Bushey, Norwin’s Federovich overcame personal challenges to excel
July 4, 2020
Aidan Bushey and Matt Federovich do not know each other, but they have more than a few things in common.

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Kiski Area’s Jack Dilts works out during a training session for football players Thursday, June 18, 2020, at the high school stadium..
Athletes not required to wear face masks during workouts, state says
July 3, 2020
Pennsylvania’s athletes are not required to wear a face mask during workouts or competition, according to guidance provided Friday by Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration.

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North Allegheny quarterback Greg Phillips walks from the field after practice Thursday, July 2, 2020, in McCandless.
Face mask ‘gray area,’ county restrictions cause schools to cancel workouts
July 2, 2020
Must high school athletes wear face masks during workouts?

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Derry’s Aidan Bushey, during the Westmoreland County Coaches Associations boys golf tournament at the Latrobe Elks Golf Club in Unity Township, on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018.
Derry, South Park standouts win UPMC Comeback Athlete of the Year awards
June 30, 2020
A pair of determined athletes are the WPIAL’s latest comeback kids.

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Thomas Jefferson quarterback Shane Stump (4) celebrates his second touchdown with his teammates during the PIAA Class 4A state championship game against Dallas Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, at Hersheypark Stadium.
Trib HSSN parade of champions: Remembering the WPIAL’s 2019-20 state champs
June 29, 2020
WPIAL STATE CHAMPIONS

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North Allegheny’s Paige Morningstar with a kill past Canon-McMillan’s Samantha Parker during the girls Class AAAA WPIAL volleyball championships Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019.
Trib HSSN girls athlete of the year: Morningstar shines bright for champion North Allegheny
Paige Morningstar came to North Allegheny three years ago ready to fill the big shoes left behind by both of her two-sport star older sisters.

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Freeport girls basketball coach Fred Soilis talks with Sidney Shemanski during practice Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, at Freeport Area Middle School.
Valley News Dispatch girls athlete of the year: Shemanski leaves lasting legacy at Freeport
June 28, 2020
From the time she stepped on the soccer field at Freeport in fall of 2016 to when she put on her Yellowjackets girls basketball uniform for the final time this season, Sidney Shemanski was a difference maker.

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Andre Carter officially will take over as Leechburg’s athletic director on July 1.
Leechburg’s Andre Carter takes over athletic director post at challenging time
June 26, 2020
When Andre Carter came to Leechburg in August 2018 to coach the girls basketball team, he noted player development as one of his strengths.

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Trib HSSN Best of the Century winners Spencer Lee and Maura Huwalt joined the Rebel Yell podcast.
Rebel Yell Podcast: Best of the Century salute to Spencer Lee and Maura Huwalt
The WPIAL Battle of the Century was born during a pandemic as a combination to fill the void of the missed March Madness and a way to salute many of the great area scholastic athletes from the now-completed first two decades of the 21st century.

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