Sports

In issue of separating public, private schools, PIAA wants time
April 19, 2019
The PIAA administration is watching closely as a state legislator wades into the public vs. private debate, but it would rather see its own competitive-balance efforts given time to work.

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A-K Valley high school notebook: Section 1-3A softball race promises to be entertaining
If the second half of the Section 1-3A softball season resembles the first in any way, expect plenty of entertainment value in the coming weeks.

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Westinghouse’s Dayon Hayes adds Penn State offer, drawing recruiters to City League
Westinghouse junior Dayon Hayes is becoming the hottest City League football recruit in years.

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Southmoreland’s Charity Henderson competes against South Allegheny on April 18, 2019, at South Allegheny.
Southmoreland softball team on home run tear
Back up your outfielders, Southmoreland softball has a knack for hitting the long ball.

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Yough “strikeout cancer” game set
The Yough softball team will have another “Strike Out Cancer” game May 8 when the Cougars host Frazier in Herminie.

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WCCA underclassmen showcase returns next month
The Westmoreland County Coaches Association will host its 7th annual Underclassmen Football Showcase 9 a.m. on May 11 at Hempfield’s Spartan Stadium.

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Greensburg Salem’s Malia Anderson participates in 4 x 200 meter relay at the Wildcat Invitational Track Meet held at Latrobe Memorial Stadium on Saturday, April 13, 2019.
Greensburg Salem’s Malia Anderson runs state’s fastest 800 meters at Butler Invitational
Greensburg Salem senior Malia Anderson ran the fastest time in the state this season to win the girls 800 meters Thursday at the Butler Invitational.

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Sophomore pitcher Jordan Tallman throws against Connellsville during their game April 18, 2019, at Latrobe.
Connellsville knocks off No. 2 Latrobe; Tallman leaves with injury
April 18, 2019
Latrobe softball’s pitching depth has again been tested.

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Frazier joins Trib HSSN state softball rankings
Two WPIAL softball teams exited this week’s Trib HSSN state rankings with only one district team joining the state elite.

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High school scores, schedules for April 18, 2019
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High school roundup for April 18, 2019: No. 4 Knoch takes down No. 3 Greensburg Salem
In a battle of baseball teams in the top five of the TribHSSN Class 4A rankings, No. 4 Knoch upended No. 3 Greensburg Salem, 9-6, in a Section 1 clash Thursday afternoon.

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Seneca Valley athletic director Heather Lewis will accept the WPIAL’s Sportsmanship Award at the annual WPIAL Sportsmanship Summit at the Pittsburgh Regional History Center on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015.
Seneca Valley AD Heather Lewis joining WPIAL board of directors
Seneca Valley athletic director Heather Lewis is the only newcomer voted onto the WPIAL board of directors this year in election results revealed Wednesday.

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Aliquippa’s Zuriah Fisher scores during the second quarter against McKinley Tech Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, at the Wolvarena in Turtle Creek.
Aliquippa’s Zuriah Fisher gains popularity with ACC, Big 10 football coaches
Aliquippa junior Zuriah Fisher is popular with ACC and Big 10 football coaches.

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Southmoreland’s Charity Henderson competes against South Allegheny on April 18, 2019, at South Allegheny.
Henderson’s homer lifts Southmoreland past No. 3 South Allegheny in slugfest
As South Allegheny and Southmoreland went back and forth, trading run for run, it become apparent the slightest miscue would likely make the difference.

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Penn-Trafford’s Tyler Horvat celebrates with Luke Fabac after scoring during the sixth inning.
No. 4 Penn-Trafford breaks out bats to defeat rival Norwin
Jordan and Owen Sabol play for rival baseball teams. The former is a senior center fielder for Penn-Trafford, the latter a senior shortstop at Norwin.

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Deer Lakes’ Marlene Mayer throws against Freeport Thursday, April 18, 2019 at Deer Lakes High School.
Blair’s walk-off home run lifts Deer Lakes past Freeport in Section 1-3A
Makayla Blair felt frustrated, and her Deer Lakes teammates were angry after they saw a late lead slip away against a rival for the second time in just over a week.

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Steel Valley’s Nahki Johnson celebrates with Eshawn Carter after Carter’s return for a touchdown against Wilmington Area during the 2A PIAA semifinal Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 at Ambridge High School.
WPIAL requests eligibility hearing for West Mifflin transfer Nahki Johnson
The WPIAL board voted Wednesday to hold an eligibility hearing for West Mifflin sophomore Nahki Johnson.

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Knoch’s Chase Mullen plays against Freeport Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at Freeport Area High School.
Knoch boys lacrosse in search of 3rd straight playoff appearance
Knoch’s prospects appeared dim in the second half of its Section 1-AA boys lacrosse matchup with Freeport. A six-goal deficit makes rallies difficult under normal circumstances, but the Knights also faced a dwindling clock — and they weren’t exactly playing well, either.

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Disciplined lacrosse leads South Fayette to 6-2 start
Shawn Leydig’s time as South Fayette’s boys lacrosse coach got off to a late start.

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United States’ Morolake Akinosun runs the last leg in a women’s 4x100-meter relay rerun after dropping the baton in the race in the morning during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
North Hills track athletes prepare for individual competition
The WPIAL track and field season is entering its home stretch, as athletes begin to make preparations for postseason competition.

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