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Anderson 29th at national cross country meet
December 9, 2018
Mt. Lebanon junior Patrick Anderson placed 29th overall Saturday at the 40th Annual Foot Locker Cross Country National Championships at Morley Field, Balboa Park in San Diego. The field of 40 runners competed on a dry course under sunny skies with temperatures in the mid 60s. Anderson was 10th among

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Westmoreland high school look-ahead: Week of Dec. 10, 2018
MONDAY Girls basketball: Hempfield will waste no time leaping into section play as the Spartans host Canon-McMillan in a Section 2-6A game. Other local games include Uniontown at Southmoreland and Waynesburg at Yough. Boys basketball: A couple of county matchups have Belle Vernon at Washington and Burrell at Kiski Area.

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After winning PIAA title, Penn Hills QB Hollis Mathis make college commitment
Two days after celebrating a state title, Penn Hills quarterback Hollis Mathis committed Sunday to William andamp; Mary. The 6-foot-1, 170-pound senior passed for three touchdowns in Friday's 36-31 victory over Manheim Central in the PIAA Class 5A championship at Hersheypark Stadium. Mathis finished the season with 2,800 passing yards

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Recchia helps top-ranked Mars overwhelm Freeport
December 8, 2018
After Mars lost one of the WPIAL's all-time top scorers in Robby Carmody last season, the question was who would pick up the scoring slack Enter Andrew Recchia. The senior guard tallied 26 points -- 20 in the first half -- on an assortment of jumpers, drives and step-backs as

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Host St. Joseph boys lose to Cornell in tournament final
St. Joseph's boys basketball team saw its matchup against Cornell on Saturday as an early measuring stick. And while the Spartans showed some spunk in the championship game of their own tournament, they learned they have work left to accomplish. Kaden DiVito scored a game-high 28 points, and Class A

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High school scores for Dec. 8, 2018
High schools Basketball Boys WPIAL Saturday's results Aquinas Academy tournament Championship Aquinas Academy 82, Cornerstone Prep 72 Consolation Neighborhood Academy 47, First Baptist 27 Armstrong tournament Championship OLSH 51, Armstrong 37 Consolation Knoch 65, Blackhawk 59 Avonworth tournament Championship Avonworth 53, Sto-Rox 52 Consolation Perry 73, Summit Academy 60 Baldwin/Peters

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High school roundup for Nov. 8, 2018: Hempfield boys take down McKeesport
The Hempfield boys basketball team overcame some tense moments with stellar foul-shooting and balanced scoring to win the finale of its tip-off tournament Saturday, 73-64, over McKeesport. The Spartans (1-1) made 19 of 26 free throws in the fourth quarter -- 31 of 39 for the game -- to preserve

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Hempfield’s Vance, Canon-McMillan’s Nijenhuis claim wrestling titles
Hempfield sophomore heavyweight Isaiah Vance and Canon-McMillan senior Gerrit Nijenhuis picked up titles Saturday at the Cumberland Valley Tournament in Mechanicsburg. Vance went 4-0 with three pins. He defeated Boiling Springs' Damon Jones, 5-2, in the finals. Hempfield finished fourth with 176.5 points and had seven placewinners. Junior Dillon Ferretti

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Norwin girls shut down Penn Hills at North Allegheny tournament
Norwin girls basketball coach Brian Brozeski held an impromptu walkthrough in the gym at 8 a.m. Saturday to teach his players the basics of the 1-3-1 zone defense because he wanted to implement it against Penn Hills. The Knights hadn't practiced that much in the past, but after the brief

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Miller pulls off upset; Kiski Area dominates Eastern Area Invitational again
Kiski Area senior Darrin Miller didn't qualify for the PIAA Class AAA wrestling tournament in March, but if Saturday's performance is an indication for this season, his family better make hotel reservations. Miller defeated Franklin Regional senior and Pitt recruit Colton Camacho, 4-3, to win the 132-pound title at the

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Paola’s double-double leads Ligonier Valley past Kiski Area
With two games in the books, John Berger is content with the results. For now. andquot;Success will follow,andquot; said Berger, in his second stint as boys basketball coach at Ligonier Valley, which enjoyed a landmark season a year ago that included its first District 6 championship. On Saturday, center Marrek

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Franklin Regional works on finishing moves in win over Greensburg Salem
Franklin Regional went to a half-court offensive set late in Saturday afternoon's game against Greensburg Salem. The plan was to move the ball around and drain time off the clock, but it also gave coach Steve Scorpion an opportunity to get the Panthers accustomed to a style they might need

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Westmoreland high school notebook: Wickstrom takes over Monessen softball
Monessen has made significant strides in the softball postseason the last few years. If the Greyhounds are going to continue their upswing, however, they will do so with a new coach. And a young coach at that. The school recently named Carlee Wickstrom coach after Bo Teets' resignation last month.

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Avante McKenzie scores 4 touchdowns as Aliquippa wins 3rd PIAA title
HERSHEY -- Avante McKenzie knows how it feels to watch others celebrate. His freshman year, Aliquippa lost badly here in Hershey and it stuck with his senior class ever since. The next two years they watched from a distance as a conference rival celebrated at Hersheypark Stadium instead of them.

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Manheim Central coach accuses Penn Hills of ‘cheap shot’ after player injured on final play
An injured Manheim Central player left Hersheypark Stadium's turf on a cart Friday night, and afterward his coach accused Penn Hills players of taking cheap shots. Barons junior Clay Bedi was injured with 3 seconds left as Manheim Central attempted an on-side kick. Penn Hills recovered the kick and won

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Baldwin competitive cheerleaders on a roll
Baldwin's competitive cheerleaders are defined by their diligence and zeal. Plus, their talent. The Highlanders have been on a roll this season; they are near-undefeated in their last four competitions over the past few weeks. andquot;We are so excited with how our season has started and are really looking forward

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Rocco returns to lead Gateway boys bowling team
Despite losing four starters to graduation from last year's playoff bowling team in the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Bowling League, Gateway senior captain Dom Rocco feels this season's Gators boys squad can develop into one that can make it back to the postseason. andquot;It's pretty exciting to get into competition,andquot; Rocco

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Baldwin, Brentwood, Thomas Jefferson boys basketball teams look forward to 2018-19 season
Here's a look at the boys basketball teams in the South Hills Record coverage area: Baldwin Eugene Wilson, first-year coach at Baldwin, has an extensive basketball background. He is aiming to use his experience and knowledge to help guide the Highlanders to a successful season in 2018-19. andquot;This preseason, we

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New coach ready to guide Quaker Valley swim team
The Quaker Valley boys and girls swimming teams have a new coach for the third consecutive season. Alexis Glenn, a former Quakers swimmer, took over for Erin Cawley. Glenn is optimistic about her old team, which has been overshadowed by the boys in recent seasons. andquot;We have a lot of

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Quaker Valley wrestling chasing program’s 1st section title
Quaker Valley wrestling could be on the verge of a breakout year in the program's third season as a school sport, but the foundation for a top-notch varsity team can be traced further back. More than 40 wrestlers attended the Quaker Valley Wrestling Association's first youth practice in 2012, among

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