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Fox Chapel’s Christian Fitch was a PIAA medalist in the 3,200 at the state championships May 25, 2019, at Shippensburg.
High school roundup for Aug. 31, 2019: Fox Chapel runners sweep Gateway Invitational
August 31, 2019
Grace Sisson and Brooke Krally took the top two spots as Fox Chapel swept the Gateway Invitational on Saturday in Boyce Park.

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Twin sisters Meghan and Ella Zambruno will lead the Greensburg Central Catholic girls golf team in the 2019 season.
Westmoreland notebook: Zambruno sisters ones to watch at WCCA golf event
The first event on the Westmoreland County Coaches Association fall schedule is the girls golf championship, set for Wednesday at Champion Lakes Golf Club. Play begins at 9:30 a.m., and the tournament is nine holes.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Mac Duda takes part in practice Aug. 6, 2019, at Thomas Jefferson.
Thomas Jefferson football players reflect on legacy
August 30, 2019
The majority of athletes on the Thomas Jefferson football team — if not all of them — grew up dreaming of donning a Jaguars uniform.

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Alle-Kiski Valley high school notebook: Fox Chapel golf, tennis start strong
August 29, 2019
While the Fox Chapel football team has gotten off to a rough start on the gridiron, the golf and tennis teams couldn’t be hotter.

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Drew Karpen dives into job as Highlands athletic director
August 26, 2019
Over the past few years, Drew Karpen has been waiting for the right opportunity to run an athletic department.

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High school notebook: WPIAL teams dot regional soccer rankings
August 24, 2019
TopDrawerSoccer.com released its fall high school rankings and while no WPIAL teams are ranked nationally, several district teams made the regional and state rankings.

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Bri Guy (standing) is filling in for girls soccer coach Ashley Davis at Greensburg Central Catholic.
Westmoreland high school notebook: GCC interim coach Guy breaks ice
August 16, 2019
Bri Guy met with her Greensburg Central Catholic girls soccer players for the first time on a sizzling and muggy Thursday morning in Carbon.

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Shaler’s Nick Rispoli celebrates his RBI triple with head coach Brian Junker during the WPIAL Class 5A championship game against Laurel Highlands Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at Wild Things Park.
Shaler Area to honor Junker in latest hall of fame class
August 15, 2019
Brian Junker’s spring was one he won’t easily forget.

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Thomas Jefferson notebook: Kulish coaches prep for boys soccer opener
August 9, 2019
News from around the Thomas Jefferson campus:

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Thomas Jefferson’s Julie Fiedor competes during the 2018 girls volleyball season.
Former Thomas Jefferson volleyball players recap busy summers
Three senior volleyball players at Thomas Jefferson from last season — defensive specialists Julia Fiedor, Mia Como and Julia Micklo — were lauded in April as Outstanding Young Citizens by Trib Total Media.

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Penn Hills grad Tom Flynn was a member of the New York Giants’ Super Bowl XXI team.
Reunion to gather Penn Hills football players from ’70s
Mike Fralic, who resides in Colorado, traveled to the Pittsburgh area in April to attend the Penn Hills Sports Hall of Fame ceremony at the Green Oaks Country Club.

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Ryan Hayden was named the Jeannette athletic director in July 2019.
New athletic director Ryan Hayden brings youthful enthusiasm to Jeannette
August 5, 2019
Ryan Hayden peered out from the press box at McKee Stadium as workers smoothed over gravel and continued to prepare the historic field for artificial turf.

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Adam Lauer is a junior on the Shady Side Academy boys golf team.
Herald spotlight athlete: Shady Side Academy’s Adam Lauer
August 2, 2019
Adam Lauer, a junior on the Shady Side Academy golf team, is hoping to help lead the Indians to their third straight section title. They have also made it to the WPIAL finals two years in a row. Lauer led the team in low stroke average as a freshman and sophomore. He is also on the SSA cross country and track teams. Here’s a closer look at this week’s Spotlight Athlete:

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Hampton junior Hannah Schepner received the Hines Ward Positive Athlete Award for gymnastics on June 17, 2019, at the Heinz History Center.
Hampton’s Schepner: Hines Ward Positive Athlete Award ‘pretty special’
August 1, 2019
Hampton junior Hannah Schepner found out she won the Hines Ward Positive Athlete Award this spring, but her journey started at age 13 during one of her career’s lowest moments.

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Burrell’s Lexi Uzelac (8) makes running catch to end the sixth inning against Freeport during their game at Bon Air Elementary School in Lower Burrell on Thursday, April 21, 2016.
George Guido: Burrell softball field undergoing facelift
July 23, 2019
Usually, 30 isn’t the age for a facelift, but Burrell’s softball field at Bon Air Elementary School is getting one.

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Jeannette approves Ryan Hayden as athletic director
Jeannette this week approved the hiring of Ryan Hayden as the district’s new athletic director.

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Posing for the cameras at the West Jefferson Hills School Board meeting June 25 are TJ athletic director-football coach Bill Cherpak and retiring secretary Stephanie Campano.
As she retires, Stephanie Campano reflects on long career as TJ athletic secretary
July 19, 2019
For years, students entering the Thomas Jefferson athletic office were greeted by secretary Stephanie Campano.

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Quaker Valley graduate Justin Hughes will be inducted into the 2019 class of the Quaker Valley Hall of Fame.
Quaker Valley’s Hughes notches another victory with hall of fame induction
Justin Hughes knows how to win.

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Pat Weber at Weber, the assistant principal at North Hills High School, was named the district’s athletic director on May 2, 2019.
Patrick Weber steps into athletic director role at North Hills
July 18, 2019
North Hills School District has a new leader in the athletic department, after the school board tabbed high school Assistant Principal Patrick Weber to the position of athletic director, active July 1.

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Brentwood’s Simon Accamando competes during the 2018-19 season.
Accamando and Winkowski named Brentwood scholar athletes of the Year
Sporting a 4.101 GPA and top-10 class rank while serving as Technology Student Association president, Simon Accamando wasn’t flummoxed by much during his 2018-19 senior year at Brentwood.

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