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Bishop Canevin’s Meadow Lokaitis prepares to take a swing during a matchup with Sewickley Academy on April 15, 2019, at Sewickley Academy.
Differences aside, Lokaitis sisters make formidable combo for Bishop Canevin softball
April 18, 2019
Siblings bicker. They get under each other’s skin and on each other’s nerves.

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Hampton’s Maria Schrecongost rounds second against during a game against Penn Hills in March.
Experience paying off for Hampton softball
Hampton softball is off to a scorching hot start in this spring, but the team is staying focused on the big picture.

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Hampton catcher Burke Camper (15) points upward after hitting a two-run home run against Moon April 16, 2019 at Hampton.
Hampton baseball continues hot start in Section 2-5A
After a slow start, the Hampton baseball team finds itself in a good situation — one that’s partly due to situational hitting.

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North Allegheny’s Donovan Rice participates in the boys 110 meter hurdle final during the Wildcat Invitational Track Meet held at Latrobe Memorial Stadium on Saturday, April 13, 2019.
North Allegheny track team builds momentum after invitational success
North Allegheny’s track and field team left quite an impression on the medal stand in the 3,200-meter event at the Lady Spartan/Wildcat Invitational.

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Freshman Cam Murphy leads the Titans with three homers.
Shaler softball in contention for WPIAL playoff berth
Tom Sorce went into his second year as Shaler Area softball coach knowing the Titans’ offense needed more flair.

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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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Highlands High School custodian and equipment manager Eddie Teorsky and Athletic Director Chuck Debor make their way to the school cafeteria on Dec. 7, 2018.The two have worked together for 24 years and are close friends.
A-K Valley high school notebook: Highlands’ Chuck Debor resigns as AD to focus on teaching
Chuck Debor spent the past handful of years working part-time as Highlands’ athletic director, but he soon will go back to doing what he loves full-time.

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Pine Richland’s Michael Katic holds the WPIAL 5A Championship trophy after beating Seneca Valley Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018 at Heinz Field.
Decline in ticket sales hurts WPIAL budget, limits money shared back to schools
Penn Hills, Pine-Richland and Butler will receive more than $5,000 apiece from the WPIAL as part of its annual share-back program from playoff gate ticket revenues.

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West Allegheny stays No. 1 in baseball, new team atop softball power rankings
It was another week of big changes in the TribLive High School Sports Network weekly Power Rankings for baseball, but no teams exited or entered the softball Top 10.

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Upper St. Clair baseball earns ‘nerve-wracking’ 3-2 victory over rival Mt. Lebanon
Upper St. Clair never trailed in its baseball battle with rival Mt. Lebanon, but nailing down the victory proved to be a nail-biter for the Panthers.

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Seneca Valley’s Aidan Campbell commits to Ontario Hockey League’s Erie Otters
Earlier this month, Aidan Campbell helped the Pittsburgh Pens Elite 16U hockey team capture the USA Hockey Tier I Elite National Championship.

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West Mifflin freshman Emily Buchleitner competes against Belle Vernon on April 17, 2019, at West Mifflin.
West Mifflin tops Belle Vernon, sweeps season series
Prior to the 2019 season, the West Mifflin softball team suffered seven straight defeats at the hands of Belle Vernon.

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Blackhawk’s Kristiana Bufalini pitches against Quaker Valley on April 17, 2019, at Blackhawk.
Quaker Valley takes down Blackhawk in Section 3-4A
Growing pains.

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Seneca Valley’s Herrera-Rondon named to USA Today all-star team
Seneca Valley sophomore Alejandro Herrera-Rondon was the only WPIAL wrestlers named to the USA Today’s boys wrestling all-Sstar first team.

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High school scores, schedules for April 17, 2019
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H.S. roundup: North Allegheny softball edges Hempfield
April 17, 2019
Alaina Whipkey hit an RBI double in the bottom of the fifth inning to break a tie, and the No. 1-ranked North Allegheny softball team held on to defeat Hempfield, 4-3, in Section 2-6A on Wednesday.

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Orie shatters Hempfield discus record
Mackenna Orie continued her assault on the Hempfield track and field record book this week.

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Latrobe’s Faith Mucci competed at the Lady Spartan/Wildcat Invitational April 13, 2019, at Latrobe’s Memorial Stadium.
Versatile Mucci etching her mark for Latrobe track and field
If the rules allowed it, Faith Mucci would participate in more than four events for the Latrobe track and field team.

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Ligonier Valley’s Sullivan Schueltz slides safely to third base as Greensburg Central Catholic’s Thomas Voelker attempts to grab the throw during Wednesday’s nonsection game.
Ligonier Valley baseball keeps rolling with nonsection win over Greensburg CC
Michael Marinchak wears protective glasses when he plays basketball and baseball. The specs essentially have become his trademark.

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Burrell’s Elizabeth Clark rounds the bases past Freeport pitcher Autumn Powell after hitting a walk-off home run Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in Lower Burrell.
Burrell softball gets walk-off homer to end Freeport’s section winning streak
For the second time in as many games, a Clark delivered for Burrell when it mattered the most.

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