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WPIAL Girls Basketball Player of the Week — Week ending Feb. 22
February 23, 2020
Nearly 30 years ago, back in 1991, the Michigan men’s basketball team made history by starting five freshmen and reaching the NCAA championship game. They were known as the Fab 5.

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WPIAL Girls Basketball Team of the Week: Week ending Feb. 22
Over the last 11 years, Win Palmer has led his Sewickley Academy boys basketball team to four WPIAL championships and two PIAA titles.

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Trib HSSN PIHL Player of the Week: Week ending Feb. 23, 2020
It has been an interesting season for Plum.

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Trib HSSN PIHL team of the week: Upper St. Clair
For the Upper St. Clair hockey team, the start to the season wasn’t great.

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High school schedules for Feb. 24, 2020
High schools

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Homer-Center’s Ryan Sardone is surrounded by Ligonier Valley’s Isaac Niedbalson (left) and Michael Marinchak during the Heritage Conference championship game Friday, Feb. 7, 2020 at IUP.
Jeannette boys, Norwin girls hold out hope for PIAA playoff berths
The list might be short, but there are some Westmoreland basketball teams still in the hunt for spots in the PIAA playoffs.

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Path to the Pete moves on to Final Four starting Monday
The WPIAL basketball playoffs are at the midway point. Two rounds in the books, two rounds coming this week.

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Southmoreland coach Brian Pritts pumps up his players against Freeport in the WPIAL basketball playoffs Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020.
Southmoreland girls basketball spearheads Scotties’ sports turnaround
One observer of Southmoreland athletics put it bluntly.

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Greensburg Salem’s Brendon Linderman celebrates a score on Bishop McCort on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, at Kirk S. Nevin Arena in Greensburg.
PIHL high school hockey standings through Feb. 23, 2020
Here are the PIHL standings and playoff clinchings through Sunday.

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Trib HSSN girls basketball state rankings for Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020
The district playoffs continued last week around the PIAA, and the elite teams held their own with one exception.

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Norwin’s girls team celebrates its 63-57 win over North Allegheny in the WPIAL Class AAAA girls basketball championship game at Petersen Events Center on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016.
Decade’s best WPIAL finals: Girls basketball No. 2
There were a lot of changes to the WPIAL basketball championships over the last 10 years.

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Lincoln Park’s Tanner Mathos is introduced before a game against Aliquippa on Dec. 17, 2019.
Trib HSSN broadcasts for Week of Feb. 24-March 1
The Path to the Pete concludes with the WPIAL basketball semifinals and championship games from Pitt this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Southmoreland’s Gracie Spadaro (15) attempts to score over Freeport defense in girls WPIAL basketball playoffs on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020 at Penn-Trafford High School.
Westmoreland County basketball playoff preview capsule: Game of Feb. 24, 2020
Today’s game

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Freeport players watch from the bench as the final seconds of their game against Southmoreland comes to a close in the WPIAL Class 4A playoffs on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020 at Penn-Trafford.
Quartet of Alle-Kiski Valley girls basketball teams hopeful for PIAA playoff spot
Despite losses in the WPIAL quarterfinals, Fox Chapel, Riverview, Freeport and Knoch remain alive for the PIAA girls basketball playoffs that begin March 6.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Jake Hoffman celebrates with Danny Simboro (13) and Andy Sapp after defeating Pine-Richland Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, at Mt. Lebanon High School.
WPIAL announces sites, times for basketball semifinals
The UPMC Events Center at Robert Morris will host a WPIAL basketball playoff doubleheader Wednesday.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Patrick Anderson crosses the finish line to win the WPIAL Class AAA boys championship race Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, at Cal U (Pa.).
Mt. Lebanon’s Patrick Anderson among nation’s best after TSTCA Indoor Championship
Mt. Lebanon senior Patrick Anderson ran one of the fastest 3,000-meter times in the nation this season at the TSTCA Indoor Championship Saturday at Edinboro.

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Burrell junior Ian Oswalt sits on top of Glendale’s Brock McMillen at 132 pounds on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, at the Southwest Regional.
                                Burrell junior Ian Oswalt (top) wrestles Glendale’s Brock McMillen at 132 pounds on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, at the Southwest Regional.
Burrell duo suffer tough losses in PIAA regional finals
February 22, 2020
It wasn’t the finals Burrell juniors Ian Oswalt and AJ Corrado were hoping for.

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High school scores, schedules for Feb. 22, 2020
High schools

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Kiski Area’s Nick Delp won a Section 1-AAA wrestling tournament title Saturday.
Top wrestlers earn berths to WPIAL Class AAA wrestling tournament
Ten members of the Kiski Area wrestling team advanced to the WPIAL Class AAA championships next weekend after finishing in the top five of their weight classes Saturday at the Section 1-AAA tournament at Kiski Area.

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East Allegheny’s Amaia Johnson (11) goes up for a shot against Mohawk during a 3A WPIAL quarterfinal game Feb. 22, 2020 at North Hills
High school roundup for Feb. 22, 2020: Woodland Hills girls fend off Moon upset bid
The Moon Tigers had a lot going for them in a WPIAL Class 5A girls basketball quarterfinal Saturday afternoon.

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