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Quaker Valley’s Kimmy rises to occasion at world indoor rowing championships
February 23, 2019
Quaker Valley junior Ben Kimmy was a bit overwhelmed but rose to the occasion in his first C.R.A.S.H.-B. Sprints World Indoor Rowing Championship on Feb. 17 at Boston University.

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Gateway senior Marissa Maciejewski competes against Plum on Dec. 5, 2018.
Gateway’s Maciejewski, Wilkerson qualify for regional bowling tournament
Marissa Maciejewski rolled 30 games for Gateway during the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Bowling League regular season.

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Norwin bowler Ethan Dutka, with coach Ed Lundy, threw a 300 game Feb. 4, 2019, at the Swissvale Bowl-A-Rama.
Norwin bowler Dutka rolls 300, sets WPIBL series record
It was so quiet you could hear a pin drop. No, it was so quiet you could hear 10 pins drop.

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Fox Chapel’s Elizabeth Schwartzman
Herald spotlight athlete: Fox Chapel’s Ellie Schwartzman
Ellie Schwartzman, a sophomore on the Fox Chapel girls basketball team, helped the team’s turnaround this season as she averaged 9 points and 8 rebounds. She’s been playing basketball since first grade and is also on the volleyball team.

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Penn Hills bowlers use group effort to excel
February 21, 2019
The Penn Hills bowling team didn’t have a standout bowler this season. However, the Indians blended as a team and managed to get the best out of their talents.

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Greensburg Salem’s Mattie Mae White won the WPIBL girls bowling title Feb. 22, 2019, at Sims Lanes in Beaver Falls.
Greensburg Salem’s White captures WPIBL singles title
In addition to battling fatigue and a field of 90 other bowlers, Greensburg Salem’s Mattie Mae White said she typically finds herself combating nerves in championship-level events.

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Tim O’Malley, executive director of the WPIAL speaks Wednesday April 13, 2016 before new members of the WPIAL Hall of Fame are introduced during an event at the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum in the Strip District.
WPIAL Hall of Fame to announce 13th induction class
February 20, 2019
For some all-time WPIAL greats, 13 will be their lucky number.

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WPIAL basketball coverage by TribHSSN.
WPIAL adds 2 boys basketball teams for 2019-20 season
One WPIAL boys basketball section will have a new look next season.

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WPIBL boys singles tournament postponed; girls event still on for Thursday
Wednesday morning’s winter weather forced Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Bowling League officials to postpone the boys singles championship tournament to next Wednesday at 3 p.m. The event will remain at Wildlife Lanes in Lower Burrell.

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Carlee Hummel, Burrell
A-K Valley Athletes of the Week: Leechburg’s Connor McDermott, Burrell’s Carlee Hummel
February 19, 2019
Connor McDermott

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The Packers fired coach Mike McCarthy this past season. He was one of the few remaining coaches from a WPIAL program who was a head coach in the NFL. With all 32 positions filled, the NFL is without a WPIAL head coach for the first time since 1966.
George Guido: Rare absence of WPIAL coaches leading NFL teams
For the first time since 1966, no coach from a WPIAL high school will be an NFL head coach this coming season.

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Mon Valley Catholic’s Patsy DeBerardinis will be inducted into the Mid Mon Valley All Sports Hall of Fame on June 21, 2019.
Mid Mon Valley Hall of Fame announces Class of 2019
February 18, 2019
Monessen grad Charel Allen and Belle Vernon grad Marlon McIntyre headline the 2019 Mid Mon Valley Hall of Fame Class of 2019, which was announced Friday.

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Franklin Regional bowler Alex Smith threw a 879 series with two 300 games on Feb. 16, 2019, at Nesbits Lanes.
Franklin Regional’s Smith bowls pair of 300 games in 879 series
Alex Smith knows how to draw a crowd. The Franklin Regional High School junior and standout bowler figured out all he needs to do is roll strikes.

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Derry’s Ty Cymmerman won a WPIAL Class AA wrestling championship Feb. 16, 2019, at Canon-McMillan.
Westmoreland athletes of the week: Derry’s Ty Cymmerman, Southmoreland’s Bailey Kuhns
Ty Cymmerman

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Freeport’s Sidney Shemanski (left) grabs a loose ball from Knoch’s Nevaeh Ewing Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2019 at Freeport Middle School.
A-K Valley lookahead for Week of Feb. 18, 2019
February 17, 2019
MONDAY

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Pine-Richland competitive cheer team places at nationals
February 15, 2019
The Pine-Richland competitive cheer team put together a number of strong performances at the 2019 UCA National High School Cheerleading Championship in Orlando, Fla., surviving the cut to the the final round before collecting 11th place at the annual event. The solid finish marked a notable improvement for the Rams,

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The Herald Spotlight Athlete: Shady Side Academy’s Grady Munroe
Grady Munroe, a junior on the Shady Side Academy basketball team, was one of top performers on the team all season. The 6-foot-2 swingman averages 12 points and also is on the SSA golf team. He hopes to pursue film and/or writing in college. Here's a closer look at this

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Baldwin cheerleaders finish 3rd at national competition
Baldwin's Alaina Wodarek said it's every cheerleader's dream to finish among the top three teams nationally. andquot;And it doesn't happen often,andquot; she said. Baldwin's competitive cheerleading mat squad did just that, placing third in the Large Varsity Division 2 at the UCA National High School Cheerleading Championship held Feb. 8-10

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Charleroi, Deer Lakes boys looking for long-awaited playoff victory Saturday
History will be made Saturday afternoon at Keystone Oaks in a Class 3A first-round matchup between two programs starving for a postseason win. This is the seventh time this decade Charleroi has made the WPIAL boys basketball playoffs after finishing 11-10 and in third place in Section 4-3A. However, the

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Charleroi, Deer Lakes boys looking for long-awaited playoff victory Saturday
History will be made Saturday afternoon at Keystone Oaks in a Class 3A first-round matchup between two programs starving for a postseason win.

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