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Aliquippa’s Will Gipson reopens recruitment after WPIAL championship performance
November 20, 2018
Two days after starring at Heinz Field in the WPIAL championships, Aliquippa senior Will Gipson reopened his college recruitment. The 6-foot-3, 190-pound wideout had committed to Ball State in June with teammate Solvauhn Moreland, but announced Monday night on Twitter that his andquot;recruitment is 100% back open.andquot; Gipson drew increase

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High school scores, schedules for Nov. 19, 2018
November 19, 2018
High schools Football WPIAL playoffs Class 5A Championship Friday's schedule West Allegheny (10-1) vs. Penn Hills (13-0) at Norwin, 7:30 p.m. Class 2A Championship Saturday's schedule South Side Beaver (10-3) vs. Steel Valley (11-1) at Robert Morris, noon PIAA playoffs Class 6A Quarterfinals Friday's schedule Coatesville (13-0) at North Penn

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Apollo-Ridge girls basketball must adjust to playing up in classification
The Apollo-Ridge girls basketball players were road warriors last season with several long bus rides for section games. That changed in the offseason when the Vikings decided to play up to Class 4A and received a section assignment with opponents closer to home base. Jim Callipare, beginning his sixth year

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Joe Salvino, Belle Vernon boys basketball hoping for right mix
Belle Vernon boys basketball made significant strides last season. The Leopards won 18 games, topped 80 points on three occasions, qualified for the state playoffs for the first time in 20 years and even won at neighboring rival and perennial power Monessen. When coach Kyle DeGregorio left during the offseason

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In second stint, Fox hopes to guide Apollo-Ridge boys team into playoffs
When Greg Fox began his second stint as Apollo-Ridge's boys basketball coach in May, he felt he inhertited a team with a lot of talent that can make waves in and out of section play. Three sophomores who cut their teeth as varsity starters last year -- guards Keighton Reese,

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Trib HSSN high school football power rankings: Week 13
Every Tuesday during the 2018 WPIAL football season, the TribLive High School Sports Network will release its weekly Power Rankings. These rankings have zero classification boundaries. There was another big shake up in the next-to-last power rankings of the season as nearly half of the ranked teams saw their seasons

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New-look Belle Vernon girls basketball expects to build on success
Gone are five senior starters and the coach who led Belle Vernon to a second-place finish in Section 3-4A and an appearance in the PIAA playoffs last season. In their place are a group of promising-but-unproven players and a first-year coach eager to show how his system translates into on-court

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School administrators will take public/private playoff fight to state legislature
Public school administrators advocating for separate public and private school playoffs will turn their attention to the state legislature. andquot;It is clear that our best option is now legislative,andquot; the group said Monday in an email to supporters, andquot;and we must focus our efforts to contact our local legislators for

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PIAA football playoffs: 30 years in 30 days — Rochester opens new millennium with state gold in 2000
The PIAA had been hosting state playoffs in all but one fall high school sport since 1976. Soccer, volleyball, tennis, golf, cross country and field hockey all crowned state champions once the district playoffs concluded. The lone exception to the fall state playoff slate was high school football. It wasn't

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Tri-County West all-conference: Aliquippa’s Devonshire, Moreland earn MVP honors
November 18, 2018
Aliquippa teammates MJ Devonshire and Solvauhn Moreland, two-way standouts for the WPIAL champion, swept conference MVP honors in the Tri-County West. Devonshire earned the award for offense, Moreland was named the top defender and each received first-team all-conference recognition on both sides of the ball. In all, the Quips earned

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West Allegheny’s Nico Flati named Trib HSSN Football Player of the Week
An unexpected source helped provide an unexpected result in a thrilling eyebrow-raiser in the WPIAL football playoffs. Despite plenty of big performances from Championship Saturday at Heinz Field, our Player of the Week comes from Final Four Friday. Outside of the West Allegheny locker room, few gave the Indians a

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Broadcasts on tap this week on the the TribLIVE High School Sports Network
The scholastic football feast of championships continues with district and state high school football postseason action this holiday week on the TribLive High School Sports Network. Trib HSSN has broadcasts of both the WPIAL Class 5A and Class 2A football championship games, along with the District 6 Class A title

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High school sports scores, schedules for Nov. 18, 2018
High schools Football WPIAL playoffs Class 5A Championship Friday's schedule West Allegheny (10-1) vs. Penn Hills (13-0) at Norwin, 7:30 p.m. Class 2A Championship Saturday's schedule South Side Beaver (10-3) vs. Steel Valley (11-1) at Robert Morris, noon PIAA playoffs Class 6A First round Sunday's result State College 56, Delaware

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PIHL standings through Nov. 18
Here are the latest PIHL high school hockey standings through Nov. 18. Check out weekly broadcasts, along with the weekly PIHL Power Play Show at 8 p.m. Wednesdays, starting in December at TribHSSN.TribLive.com. Exclusive coverage of the 2019 PIHL Penguins Cup playoffs can be heard and viewed in March on

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Trib HSSN state football rankings for Week of Nov. 18, 2018
Mother Nature created havoc for the opening weekend of the PIAA playoffs as there were rare Sunday and even Monday high school football games. Opponents of ranked teams also did their best to shake things up in the Trib HSSN state rankings. There were major changes in Class 5A as

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Tri-County South all-conference: California, Monessen, West Greene tied again
It's fitting that California, Monessen and West Greene tied with eight players apiece on the Tri-County South all-conference team. The three school finished the regular season in an unbreakable three-way tie for first place in the Class A conference. The WPIAL resorted to a rarely used coin flip to decide

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Five things we learned from Saturday’s WPIAL football championships
South Fayette sophomore Charley Rossi and OLSH senior Tyler Bradley already owned a little WPIAL championship experience before Saturday's celebrations at Heinz Field. As youngsters, the two together were South Fayette ball boys when the Lions won a WPIAL title in 2010. Rossi's father, Joe, was South Fayette's coach and

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High-scoring Burrell hockey improving on defensive end
Burrell hockey coach Max Rickard walked into the locker room following last Monday's 7-1 win over Central Valley and told his players it was the best performance he had seen of his team in his three years with the program. For Rickard, it was great to see his plan come

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Tough ending aside, LV’s Aaron Tutino has no regrets about high school career
For Aaron Tutino, Ligonier Valley's record-setting wide receiver, the pain goes beyond a damaged ankle. Saturday's 21-12 loss to Richland in the District 6 Class 2A championship game represented Tutino's final high school football game in a career in which the senior set one state receiving record and flirt with

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Derry seniors pass the torch to underclassmen
A loss, not even a defeat in the WPIAL Class 3A Championship game to Aliquippa, does not diminish the season for Derry football. Derry's senior class just finished an impressive run, going 31-5, winning three conference titles and reaching the WPIAL playoffs three consecutive seasons. They made the semifinals in

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