Sports

Bishop Canevin’s Eli Wilson looks on during a game against Springdale last Friday.
After near-death experience, Bishop Canevin senior writing comeback story on football field
September 22, 2021
In a helmet and shoulder pads, Eli Wilson looks just like thousands of other high school football players across Western Pennsylvania. But the Bishop Canevin senior — No. 10 on the team’s roster — has a life story that started tragically before turning triumphant.

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High school scores, summaries and schedules for Sept. 21, 2021
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Peters Twp.’s Steven Suchko celebrates after defeating Upper St. Clair, 1-0, in overtime of a WPIAL section 2-4A game on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, at Upper St. Clair High School.
High school roundup for Sept. 21, 2021: Peters Township prevails in overtime
September 21, 2021
Steven Suchko netted the overtime winner to lead Peters Township to a 2-1 victory over Upper St. Clair in a battle of top teams in Section 2-4A boys soccer Tuesday night. Andrew Massucci also scored for Peters Township (7-0, 5-0). Brady Lisak scored for Upper St. Clair (3-3, 3-1).

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Greensburg Central Catholic’s Meghan Zambruno finishes her round at the 2020 WPIAL Class 2A girls golf championship at Allegheny Country Club.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Sept. 22, 2021: Girls golf moves into sectional spotlight
After most of the individual boys golf sectionals here held earlier this week, it’s time for the girls to tee it up in three sections.

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Central Valley running back Landon Alexander works out during practice on Aug. 9.
Trib HSSN State Football Rankings for Sept. 21, 2021
While there were no changes at the top, six teams lost their grip and dropped out of the latest edition of the Trib HSSN state football rankings.

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Greensburg Central Catholic players gather after their 11-2 victory over Jeannette on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021 at GCC.
Greensburg Central Catholic boys soccer too much for Jeannette
A confident expression turned to one of wounded surprise as Jeannette watched Greensburg Central Catholic fire goal after goal into the back of the net.

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Burrell goalkeeper Ali Hughes makes a save during a game against Mt. Pleasant on Sept. 8, 2021, at Burrell High School.
Burrell girls soccer team picks up where it left off
A youthful Burrell girls soccer team navigated through all of the covid-related changes last fall, won eight out of 12 games and finished 7-2 in Section 2-AA play.

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Covid protocols force Derry, Norwin, Woodland Hills to cancel Week 4 football games
A pair of Westmoreland County high school football teams had to cancel their Week 4 games Tuesday.

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Derry girls volleyball aims to continue long run of postseason berths
Call Derry girls volleyball coach Brock Smith a perfectionist of sorts, though it’s far from a flawless setting.

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Mason Fabean is a member of the 2021 Greensburg Central Catholic soccer team.
Westmoreland County boys athlete of the week: GCC’s Mason Fabean
Mason Fabean

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Leaders for the 2021 Ligonier Valley girls volleyball team include, from left, Taylor Meier, Paige Hickman, Sarah Sheeder and Haley Stormer.
Ligonier Valley girls volleyball talks the talk, walks the walk
Following a successful first season in the WPIAL, Ligonier Valley volleyball coach Emily Daugherty easily could identify some areas for her team to improve over the summer.

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Freeport’s Garrett Risch heads the ball to himself past Armstrong’s Nolan Hielman on the way to a goal on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021 at Freeport Area High School.
Under new coach, Freeport boys soccer changes approach, sees some results
Tahlon Kirkland knew he was in for a challenge when he took over the Freeport boys soccer coaching job.

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Plum’s Lucas Pittman is a junior on the 2021 boys soccer team.
A-K Valley boys athlete of the week: Plum’s Lucas Pittman
Lucas Pittman

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Highlands’ Jrake Burford (11) breaks in to the end zone as Valley’s Chuck Perkins (33) attempts to defend during the second half Sept. 3, 2021, at Valley Memorial Stadium.
Team-first mentality helps Highlands football to 4-0 start
The Highlands football team fans cheer for on Friday nights isn’t the product of just a week’s worth of practice.

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High school scores, summaries and schedules for Sept. 20, 2021
September 20, 2021
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Fox Chapel’s Adeline Piper celebrates her goal with Sydney Schutzman during their game against Latrobe on Monday, Sept. 20, 2021, at Fox Chapel Area High School. The game ended in a 2-2 tie.
High school roundup for Sept. 20, 2021: Central Catholic’s Rocco Salvitti wins section golf title
Central Catholic’s Rocco Salvitti shot a 2-under 70 at Murrysville GC to take medalist honors at the Section 4-3A boys golf tournament Monday.

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Latrobe’s Ella Bullava (center) celebrates her goal with Ava Yurko (17) and Maddy Petruzzi during the second half against Fox Chapel on Monday, Sept. 20, 2021, at Fox Chapel Area High School. The game ended in a 2-2 tie.
Latrobe girls soccer in position for breakout season
It’s just about fall, so it’s pumpkin spice season. The Latrobe girls soccer team prefers a different flavor: nutmeg.

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What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Sept. 21, 2021: South Hills soccer showdown
Even though the pendulum has swung due north with Seneca Valley and North Allegheny winning the four of the last five WPIAL boys soccer championships in the highest classification, there was a time when gold could be found in a four-mile radius of Route 19 in the South Hills of Pittsburgh.

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Hempfield’s Daniel Sierk rips through a banner as he leads the team onto the field ahead of a game against Greensburg Salem on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021, at Hempfield.
Hempfield’s Daniel Sierk commits to Bucknell
If you have seen Hempfield play this season, then you’ve watched No. 50 blow up opposing plays for the Spartans.

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Union quarterback Tyler Staub throws a pass during practice on Aug. 4.
Trib HSSN Football Team of the Week for Sept. 20, 2021
In 30 all-time meetings on the football field, Rochester has dominated Class A Big Seven Conference foe Union. The Rams are 25-5 overall.

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