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Superintendent: Thomas Cangiano
Principal: Sophie Lau
Athletic Director: Gene Deal
423 Fox Chapel Road, Pittsburgh, PA, 15238
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Charleroi, Deer Lakes boys looking for long-awaited playoff victory Saturday
February 15, 2019
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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Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Player of the Week: Montour’s Courtney Tomas
February 10, 2019
Courtney Tomas School: Montour Class: Senior An optimistic December, which began with two wins and concluded with a 4-4 overall record, gave way to a cold, long and nearly winless January and February as Montour finished in the basement of Section 1-5A. But while the losses kept piling up, so

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WPIAL football players sign with Division I FBS programs
February 6, 2019
Class of 2019 Twenty-one senior football players from the WPIAL accepted scholarships from Division I FBS schools. Three signed letters of intent Wednesday: Division I FBS Tyler Brennan, North Hills, WR/RB, Army* Dante Cephas, Penn Hills, WR, Kent State* Mike Coleman, Woodland Hills, DB, Toledo* M.J. Devonshire, Aliquippa, DB, Kentucky

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Lauer having strong season for Shady Side Academy swimming
February 1, 2019
Nick Lauer, a senior on the Shady Side Academy swim team, is optimistic as the WPIAL and PIAA playoffs approach. His coach, John Landreth, is also optimistic. andquot;Nick had a breakout championship season as a junior last year,andquot; Landreth said. andquot;He dropped significant time in all four freestyle distances at

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First place up for grabs Thursday in Section 2-4A girls basketball
January 30, 2019
It's time to say so long to a frigid January with a pair of red hot WPIAL Class 4A girls basketball games Thursday with first place up for grabs. In the latest Trib HSSN Class 4A rankings, Blackhawk is No. 2 and Central Valley No. 3. The two teams are

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Five things to watch in the WPIAL wrestling team tournament
January 27, 2019
Can they do it again The 41st annual WPIAL wrestling team tournament gets underway Monday with four Class AAA preliminary-round matches at Canon-McMillan. Burrell in Class AA and Kiski Area in Class AAA will try and defend their WPIAL titles. Burrell has won the past 12 championships in Class AA,

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Alle-Kiski Valley notebook: Highlands, Knoch headed for showdown
January 26, 2019
Highlands and Knoch have WPIAL boys basketball playoff berths in hand, but their Section 1-4A championship remains up for grabs. That could get determined Tuesday night when Highlands (11-4, 6-1) visits No. 5 Knoch (13-4, 7-0) in a rematch of Knoch's 74-59 win Jan. 8. andquot;I think it's going to

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Valley boys basketball answers call, surges to win over Shady Side Academy
January 25, 2019
In a season filled with challenges, Valley boys basketball coach Mark Faulx issued one to his Vikings at halftime of Friday's game against Shady Side Academy. Valley responded with a huge third-quarter surge and emerged with a key Section 3-3A victory, 61-56. After a first half that included failing to

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The Herald Spotlight Athlete: Shady Side Academy’s Will Cochran
Will Cochran, a senior on the Shady Side Academy basketball team, has contributed on a lot of fronts. The 6-foot-2, 175-pound Cochran is a versatile player. andquot;He is our glue guy,andquot; SSA coach David Vadnais said. andquot;He plays four positions and never takes a play off. He is a more

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WPIAL wrestling brackets to be released in Thursday’s 3 things to watch in high school sports
January 23, 2019
Is anybody up for a little mat bracketology The first team brackets of the winter high school sports season will be released Thursday afternoon when the WPIAL unveils the 2019 team wrestling postseason matchups. The one-week tournament will begin Monday, with four Class AAA preliminary-round matches. Then, on Jan. 30,

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