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Deer Lakes football coach Tim Burk cheers on players as they run through conditioning drills during their first day back at practice on Wednesday, July 1, 2020.
A-K Valley football teams return to field with protocols in place
July 2, 2020
Knoch football coach Brandon Mowry couldn’t sleep Tuesday night. He was a like a little kid on Christmas morning. He couldn’t stand the anticipation anymore.

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2 North Hills School District students test positive for covid-19 following hockey tryouts
Two North Hills School District students who participated in hockey tryouts Saturday have tested positive for covid-19, district officials said Thursday.

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Moon coach Adam Kaufman fist bumps Donovan Johnson as time winds down in their PIAA Class 5A semifinal victory over Mars on March 18, 2019, at New Castle High School.
Adam Kaufman resigns as Moon boys basketball coach ‘to be a dad’
July 1, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic forced Adam Kaufman to slow down, stay home and spend more time with his family.

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Pine-Richland’s Eli Jochem celebrates his touchdown with Seth Bolin on Oct. 25, 2019 at Pine-Richland.
PIAA optimistic football season starts on time as some states delay their kickoffs
High school football season won’t start on time in neighboring New Jersey, but Pennsylvania has no plans to delay kickoff.

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Chartiers Valley’s Aislin Malcolm (24) celebrates with Megan McConnell next to Moon’s Brianna Toal during their game Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, at Moon Area High School.
Chartiers Valley hoops star Aislin Malcolm adds Penn State offer
Fast-rising basketball talent Aislin Malcolm welcomed another scholarship offer Wednesday as Penn State came calling.

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Justin Scally tees off during the 2019 WPGA Junior Championship. He won the 17-18 age division of the Tri-State PGA Isaly’s Junior Tour event at the Cedarbrook Golf Course Red Course on Wednesday.
Murrysville’s Shilling captures medalist honors at Isaly’s junior event
Murrysville’s Nolan Shilling shot a 1-under par 70 to capture the 15-16 age division at the Tri-State PGA Isaly’s Junior Tour on the Cedarbrook Golf Course Red Course on Wednesday.

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The Woodland Hills football team temporarily paused workouts this week while school administrators re-evaluate covid-19 guidelines for athletics.
Woodland Hills halts sports workouts to re-evaluate covid-19 guidelines
Woodland Hills was the first WPIAL school to resume summer workouts, but the Wolverines halted those sessions this week to re-evaluate their covid-19 guidelines.

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Shady Side Academy’s Ethan Salvia, left, reaches for the ball against North Catholic’s Ryan Feczko, right, during a WPIAL Class 3A first-round game Feb. 14, 2020, at Fox Chapel.
Shady Side Academy discontinues use of Indians mascot
The Shady Side Academy Indian mascot, in use since 1936, will be discontinued effective immediately, the school announced Wednesday.

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Shaler uses caution, sends football players home over covid-19 concerns
June 30, 2020
Choosing to take a cautious approach, Shaler coach Jim Ryan sent his football team home early from workouts Tuesday after learning a family friend of a player could have contracted covid-19.

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Central Catholic’s Rocco Salvitti chips onto the green during the 2019 WPIAL Class AAA boys golf championship at Fox Chapel Golf Club.
Central Catholic’s Rocco Salvitti finishes 2nd at state junior championship
John Peters shot a 4-under par 67 during the second round Tuesday to capture the Pennsylvania Golf Association’s Junior Boys Championship at the Hershey Country Club.

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Derry’s Aidan Bushey, during the Westmoreland County Coaches Associations boys golf tournament at the Latrobe Elks Golf Club in Unity Township, on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018.
Derry, South Park standouts win UPMC Comeback Athlete of the Year awards
A pair of determined athletes are the WPIAL’s latest comeback kids.

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Penn Trafford’s Brooke Cleland hits a two-run home run against West Allegheny during PIAA 5A softball quarterfinals Thursday, June 6, 2019 at Peters Township High School.
High school softball players finding diamonds to play on in pop-up summer leagues
Brooke Cleland is back to doing what she does best on the softball field: launching towering home runs.

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Plum’s A.J. Collins drives in a pair of runs with a base-loaded single during the fifth inning against Independent Players on Monday, June 29, 2020, at Valley High School in New Kensington.
Plum bats stay dangerous in WPBL victory
June 29, 2020
A six-run fifth inning turned out to be the difference for Plum in an 11-7 victory over the Independent Players in Western Pennsylvania Baseball League action Monday at Valley High School.

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Plum’s Denny Ayres slides into third base with an RBI triple next to Independent Players third baseman Dylan Geibel on Monday, June 29, 2020, at Valley High School in New Kensington.
Getting chance to play is great, but Plum’s WPBL team gunning for a title, too
Denny Ayres is getting ready to attend West Virginia with a mechanical and aerospace engineering course of study.

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Central Catholic’s Rocco Salvitti watches a tee shot during the 2019 PIAA West Region golf championship. He’s tied for the lead after one round of the Pennsylvania Golf Association’s Junior Championship at Hershey Country Club.
Oakmont’s Rocco Salvitti tied for lead at state junior championship
Oakmont Country Club’s Rocco Salvitti is tied for first place with Carson Bacha after round one of the Pennsylvania Golf Association’s Junior Championship at Hershey Country Club.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Lindsey Powanda watches a tee shot at the 2018 WPIAL Class AAA girls golf championship. She led all players with an even-par 70 Monday at the Isaly’s Tour event at Hannastown.
Delmont’s Nuzzo takes first in Isaly’s event at Hannastown
The Tri-State PGA Isaly’s Junior Tour was at Hannastown Golf Club on Monday, and Delmont’s Anthony Nuzzo took the 17-18 division with 4-over 74.

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Penn Hills hires former Seton Hill star Chris Giles as boys basketball coach
When Chris Giles found out he would be Penn Hills’ new boys basketball coach, he immediately shared the news with the coach he was hired to replace.

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New Mt. Pleasant boys basketball coach T.J. Kravits
Mt. Pleasant hires T.J. Kravits as new boys basketball coach
T.J. Kravits has been involved in coaching basketball at various levels for more than 10 years.

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North Allegheny celebrates after beating Bethel Park in the WPIAL Class 6A championship game at Petersen Events Center on Feb. 29, 2020.
2019-2020 Trib Cup: North Allegheny dominates Class 6A again
It is time to begin announcing the 2019-2020 HSSN Trib Cup winners, which means it’s time to honor North Allegheny in Class 6A again.

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Norwin lineman Anthony Giansante has attracted the attention of Division I college programs. Norwin lineman Anthony Giasante committed to Western Kentucky, turning down offers from Columbia, Dartmouth, Penn, Fordham, Brown and VMI, among others.
Norwin lineman Giansante commits to Western Kentucky
With each video clip he posted on social media, bulked-up Anthony Giansante shared another step on his path to Division I football.

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