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Upper St. Clair’s Luke Gensler drives to the basket past Allderdice’s Tony Henderson during their PIAA Class 6A first round playoff game on Mar. 7, 2020, at Fox Chapel High School.
Breaking down the 2021 WPIAL boys basketball playoffs
February 23, 2021
Here is a breakdown of the 2020-21 WPIAL boys basketball playoffs:

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Rob Carmody (left), coach of No. 3 Mars, talks to the coaches of No. 4 Highlands before their game Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021.
Highlands beats Mars, grabs at least share of section title
February 20, 2021
Highlands reached a milestone Saturday afternoon, securing a school-record fourth consecutive section title.

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Mars senior Ellie Coffield (3) hoists the PIAA Class 3A girls soccer championship trophy with her teammates after defeating Villa Joseph Marie, 2-0, in the state final Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, at Hersheypark Stadium.
Ellie Coffield, Melissa Riggins picked for national All-American soccer game
February 16, 2021
A pair of WPIAL standout midfielders will represent District 7 in the High School All-American soccer game.

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Highlands’ Jimmy Kunst (left) celebrates his 3-pointer in the final seconds with Wahkeem Roman during the fourth quarter against Mars on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, at Mars Area High School.
What to watch for in WPIAL/City League sports for Feb. 8, 2021: Highlands, Mars set for rematch
February 8, 2021
Last year, they played for a WPIAL boys basketball title in two different classifications. One found a pot of gold at The Pete. The other settled for silver after a two-year championship run.

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Franklin Regional’s Carter Dibert wrestles Ben Monn of Cumberland Valley at last year’s state tournament.
Kiski Duals to feature WPIAL wrestling’s heavy hitters
January 21, 2021
About the only thing Kiski Area athletic director John Peterman hasn’t changed this past month is his last name, and that may change.

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Highlands’ Jimmy Kunst (1) celebrates his 3-pointer in the final seconds with Wahkeem Roman during the fourth quarter against Mars on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, at Mars Area High School.
Highlands erases late lead to knock off top-ranked Mars
January 15, 2021
Heading into this season, Highlands boys basketball coach Tyler Stoczynski knew he was going to have to ask sophomore point guard Jimmy Kunst to carry the scoring load.

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Peters Twp.’s Dylan McElhinny scores past North Allegheny goaltender Rylan Murphy during their game Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, in Warrendale.
What to watch for in high school sports for Jan. 11, 2021: PIHL set to restart
January 11, 2021
While most basketball teams in the WPIAL returned to the court this past Friday and Saturday, the restart of the high school hockey season begins Monday.

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Mars girls basketball coach Dana Petruska and Deer Lakes coach Dave Petruska high five during a practice leading up to the 2019 Cager Classic girls all-star game March 21, 2019, at Highlands High School.
Schedule change pits mother against son as Deer Lakes girls basketball meets Mars
January 8, 2021
Mother and son are set to go head-to-head again.

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The Mars boys soccer team celebrates with the PIAA Class 3A soccer championship trophy after defeating Northern, 2-1, in the state final Nov. 20.
Trib HSSN Top 20 Stories of 2020: Mars soccer dominates the state
December 30, 2020
The most unique year in our lifetime is coming to an end. With so many mass starts and stops, highs and lows, just about all walks of life were affected by the coronavirus in 2020.

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Thomas Jefferson quarterback Jake Pugh celebrates after scoring the winning touchdown in overtime during the WPIAL Class 4A championship game against Aliquippa on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, at North Allegheny.
Thomas Jefferson trio earns all-state honors in Class 4A
December 23, 2020
The Thomas Jefferson football team added to an already crowded trophy case this season by capturing WPIAL and PIAA championships.

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