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Final Trib HSSN state softball rankings for 2019 season
June 16, 2019
Six softball teams were crowned state champions last week at Penn State, leaving them at the head of the class in the final edition of the Trib HSSN state softball rankings.

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Final Trib HSSN state baseball rankings for 2019 season
State champions have been crowned as another season comes to an end with the final edition of the Trib HSSN PIAA baseball rankings.

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Final Trib HSSN baseball, softball power rankings for 2019
The 2019 WPIAL baseball and softball seasons are in the books, but not before a final edition of the weekly Trib HSSN Power Rankings.

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Mars tackle and tight end Michael Carmody prepares for the upcoming 2018 season Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, at Mars.
Mars’ Michael Carmody, WPIAL’s top-ranked football recruit, commits to Notre Dame
Almost two years to the day that Robby Carmody committed to Notre Dame basketball, his younger brother Michael committed Sunday to play football for the Fighting Irish.

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Westmoreland high school notebook: First-time softball champions come up big defensively
Penn-Trafford and Frazier softball teams had a lot in common when they won PIAA softball titles on Friday at Penn State’s Beard Field.

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Edwin Encarnacion leads the American League with 21 home runs. He was traded from the Seattle Mariners to the New York Yankees on Saturday.
Slugger Edwin Encarnacion to join Yankees on Monday
CHICAGO — Edwin Encarnacion will find himself in a familiar spot after he joins the New York Yankees on Monday.

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Fox Chapel senior Graham Childs is one of six WPIAL boys lacrosse players to be selected a US Lacrosse high school All-American for the 2019 season.
Fox Chapel lacrosse All-American Childs eager to get started at Hofstra
When Graham Childs joins the Hofstra men’s lacrosse team in the fall, he will bring many memories from his time playing for Fox Chapel.

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Chartiers Valley’s Megan McConnell hugs her dad, coach Tim McConnell, after the Lady Colts defeated Bishop Carroll in the PIAA Class 5A girls state championship game Saturday, Mar. 23, 2019, at Giant Center in Hershey.
Chartiers Valley’s Megan McConnell commits to Duquesne
Chartiers Valley’s Megan McConnell, who saw brothers T.J. and Matty both play Division 1 basketball, continued the family tradition Saturday when she committed to Duquesne.

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Fox Chapel football coach Tom Loughran
Like father, like son: Loughran family celebrates 2 generations of WPIAL champion coaches
Many fathers will receive gifts on their day ranging from power ties to power tools.

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Penn-Trafford’s Emma Armstrong watches her solo home run against Lampeter-Strasburg during the PIAA Class 5A championship game.
Firefighter parade greets state champion Penn-Trafford softball team
June 15, 2019
As the Penn-Trafford girls softball team returned home Friday night after winning their first PIAA title, they were greeted with flashing red lights and sirens as they approached Westmoreland Country Club.

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The Hike to Hunt Challenge is meant to raise money, but also awareness of the need to support public lands and waters.
‘Hike to Hunt Challenge’ offered by Backcountry Hunters and Anglers
Every hunter, man or woman, who ever has stopped halfway up a hill, gasping for air, drenched in sweat, pulse racing, attached to a rope with a dead deer at the other end, has said it.

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Justin Johnson, perhaps the biggest name in kayak catfishing, holds a giant fish landed from his Hobie.
Kayak catfishing grows in popularity
Justin Johnson never goes fishing intending to develop a hernia.

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The number of white-tailed deer with chronic wasting disease in pennsylvania continues to grow.
Release of chronic wasting disease plan delayed; outreach continues
It’s all about speed when it comes to controlling chronic wasting disease.

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Greensburg Central Catholic’s Tom Voelker scores against Homer-Center during a PIAA Class A quarterfinal Thursday, June 7, 2018, at North Allegheny. New legislation could have public and private schools playing in different playoff brackets.
How public-private legislation would alter Pa. high school sports landscape
In the hot-button debate over public and private school athletics, the PIAA has consistently said state legislation from 1972 prevents the organization from splitting the schools into separate playoffs.

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Outdoors extras, including a blueberry recipe
Gear of the week

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Seneca Valley lineman Josh Kaltenberger commits to Purdue
Seneca Valley’s Josh Kaltenberger received his first Power 5 offer Tuesday from Purdue.

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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 PIAA Class 2A semifinal Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 at Ambridge High School.
West Mifflin’s Nahki Johnson among 5 scheduled for WPIAL hearings Thursday
Football standout Nahki Johnson, who transferred from Steel Valley to West Mifflin in December, will have his eligibility decided Thursday in a hearing at the WPIAL office.

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Frazier’s Kathryn Barch hugs Savannah Berklovich between Logan Hartman and Tori Washinski during the PIAA Class 2A state championship game against Brandywine Heights Friday, June 14, 2019, at Penn State University.
Great defensive play gives Frazier softball school’s 1st PIAA team championship
UNIVERSITY PARK — Frazier was in danger of losing the PIAA Class 2A championship game at Penn State’s Beard Field.

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High school scores for June 14, 2019
June 14, 2019
HIGH SCHOOLS

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Sewickley product and Yale fifth-year rower Lucas Peilert
Peilert caps solid rowing career at Yale
Sewickley product and Yale fifth-year rower Lucas Peilert ended his college career on a positive note.

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