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Westinghouse celebrate its City League victory over University Prep on Oct. 26, 2019.
Pittsburgh’s City League teams can start fall sports without delay
August 26, 2020
There will be City League sports this fall.

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Westinghouse’s Tyrese Hicks brings down Brashear quarterback Sha’rron Steave during the second quarter of their City League game on Sept. 15, 2016, at Cupples Stadium.
Pittsburgh Public Schools plans to postpone fall sports in City League
August 6, 2020
Pittsburgh Public Schools announced plans Thursday to postpone fall sports in the City League, a move tied to the district’s decision to start classes exclusively online.

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Obama Academy senior Sachin Thiagarajan, right, captured the 2019 City League boys tennis singles championship and competed in the PIAA tournament in Hershey. With Thiagarajan is 2019 City League runner-up Mike Varlotta from Brashear.
Senior Spotlight: Tennis success has led to teaching opportunities for City League singles champ
May 15, 2020
Editor’s note: Each day, Trib HSSN will spotlight WPIAL spring athletes whose senior years were cut short by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Plenty of PIAA playoff factoids as the 2nd round begins Tuesday
March 9, 2020
Like an amateur surfer on a giant wave, six WPIAL Class 5A boys basketball teams got wiped out in the first round of the state playoffs Friday.

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Shaler Area’s Cam Mbalo competes in the boys Class AAA triple jump during the PIAA track and field state championships Friday, May 24, 2019, at Shippensburg University.
3 WPIAL indoor track athletes earn 1st-team PTFCA all-state honors
March 8, 2020
Indiana’s Kendall Branan, North Allegheny’s Casey Burton and Shaler’s Cam Mbalo earned first-team all-state indoor track honors from the Pennsylvania Track and Field Coaches Association.

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Obama Academy’s Sean Snead celebrates a three-pointer in front of the Eagles bench during a PIAA Class 5A first round playoff game against Penn Hills Friday, Mar. 6, 2020, at Brashear High School.
Sean Snead’s 3-pointers lead Obama past Penn Hills in PIAA 1st round
March 6, 2020
A first-half shot can’t be called a game-winner, especially one that only ties the score, but the energy from Sean Snead’s buzzer-beating 3-pointer was felt long after halftime.

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North Allegheny’s Lizzy Groetsch (32) eyes the basket against Bethel Park in the WPIAL Class 6A championship.
George Guido: WPIAL champs prove sports adage true
March 3, 2020
An old sports cliche states “champions are made while no one is watching.”

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The Obama Academy boys basketball team celebrates after defeating Allderdice for the City League title Feb. 15, 2020, at the Petersen Events Center.
Obama Academy boys win 1st City League title, knock off Allderdice
February 15, 2020
Allderdice’s City League boys basketball reign has ended.

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Tony Henderson shoots a 3-pointer over Canon-McMillan’s Ethan Beachy during a state playoff game last season. Henderson is Allderdice’s leading scorer this season with 17.2 points per game.
Allderdice boys set sights on seventh straight City League basketball title
February 14, 2020
Taking over for a six-time champion usually isn’t an easy task.

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Karen Arnold named athletic director for Pittsburgh City League
October 24, 2019
Karen Arnold was named athletic director for Pittsburgh Public Schools on Thursday, making her the first woman to hold that position.

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