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PIAA says ‘competitive fairness issues exist,’ but remains opposed to public/private split
December 12, 2018
The PIAA's message is clear: find another solution. In a letter to combative public school administrators, the PIAA Board of Directors reaffirmed its long-held position that public, charter and private schools cannot and should not be divided into separate playoffs. The board andquot;recognizes that competitive fairness issues exist but also

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High school roundup for Dec. 11, 2018: Upper St. Clair tops No. 1 Pine-Richland
December 11, 2018
Chris Pantelis came through with a three-point play with less than 2 seconds remaining to give Upper St. Clair a 51-48 victory over Class 6A No. 1 Pine-Richland in a nonsection boys basketball game Tuesday. Pantelis finished with 15 points, and Tanner Gensler added 10 for the Panthers (3-0). Dan

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High school scores, schedules for Dec. 11, 2018
High schools Basketball Boys Tuesday's results WPIAL Mike Rettger tournament Franklin Regional 74, Westinghouse 37 Norwin 88, Monessen 59 Nonsection Allderdice 70, Central Catholic 44 Ambridge 41, Deer Lakes 38 Avella 63, Bentworth 50 Avonworth 47, Northgate 41 Baldwin 62, West Allegheny 60 Bethel Park 71, Trinity 66 Burgettstown 71,

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Fenton, Butler lead Class 6A No. 2 Latrobe past Gateway
There was no double-overtime when Latrobe and Gateway met on the basketball court for a rematch on Tuesday night. For Gateway, though, there still was plenty of double jeopardy. The Gators could not slow down the Wildcats' potent one-two scoring duo of Reed Fenton and Bryce Butler as the host

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A-K Valley athletes of the week: Fox Chapel’s Ryan Kerr and Deer Lakes’ Anna Solomon
Ryan Kerr School: Fox Chapel Class: Senior Sport: Basketball Report card: Kerr returned to the hardwood after sitting out last season because a dislocated ankle and put up a game-high 26 points in Fox Chapel's 68-59 upset of Class 6A No. 1 Pine-Richland in the Plum round-robin tournament. The 6-foot-2

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Valley’s Hutcherson has sights set on trip to Hershey for state tournament
Noah Hutcherson was going through a test the weekend of the PIAA individual wrestling championships last March, but it was the standardized version instead of the physical one he wanted. Denied his first trip to the Class AA state tournament, Hutcherson instead took the SATs the Saturday of the PIAA

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Bethel Park Athletic Hall of Fame to honor and induct Class of 2018
The Bethel Park Athletic Hall of Fame will induct seven new members Friday at halftime of the Black Hawks boys basketball game against Canon McMillan. The Class of 2018 is Ray Bedner (Class of 1995, baseball and football), Nick Bonaccorsi (Class of 2011, wrestling), Dean Gabey (Class of 1986, football

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Westmoreland athletes of the week: Latrobe’s Reed Fenton, Southmoreland’s Maggie Moore
Reed Fenton School: Latrobe Sport: Basketball Class: Senior Claim to fame: Fenton, a Lehigh commit, scored 42 points and knocked down 10 3-pointers to lead Latrobe (2-0) to a 90-70 win over Altoona at the Canon-McMillan tournament Friday. He added 23 points in a 72-20 win over Canon-McMillan on Saturday.

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Latrobe wrestling ‘climbing to the top’ of Section 1-AAA mountain
Mike Ciotti's last high school wrestling match for Latrobe was 16 years ago in the 113-pound state finals. Looking back, it doesn't matter that he lost by three points in a decision to Drew Headlee, his eventual Pitt teammate. What is important is that he trained like a state champion,

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George Guido: Mars’ Carmody reaches coaching milestone
Congratulations to Mars boys basketball coach Rob Carmody on his 300th career victory Saturday afternoon as the Planets routed Freeport, 94-47. Mars won both games at the Freeport Tip-off Tournament in decisive fashion. After a WPIAL title PIAA Class 5A runner-up finish last season, Carmody had three starters to replace

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High school wrestling notebook: Kiski Area again flexes muscle at EAIWT
Kiski Area coach Chris Heater and assistant coach Chuck Tursky didn't know how many times the Cavaliers had won the Eastern Area Invitational at Gateway. Kiski Area won its fourth consecutive EAIWT championship Saturday and has won more than 20 in the tournament's 41-year history. The Cavaliers finished with 241

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WPIAL team wrestling rankings for week of Dec. 10, 2018
WPIAL wrestling rankings Class AAA Rank, Team, record, previous 1. Kiski Area, 0-0, 1 2. Canon-McMillan, 0-0, 2 3. Hempfield, 0-0, 3 4. Seneca Valley, 0-0, 4 5. Waynesburg, 1-0, 5 6. Franklin Regional, 0-0, 6 7. Connellsville, 0-0, 7 8. Greensburg Salem, 0-0, 8 9. Thomas Jefferson, 5-0, NR

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Trib HSSN state wrestling rankings for week of Dec. 10, 2018
Trib HSSN state wrestling rankings Class AAA Rank, team (district), record, previous 1. Bethlehem Catholic (11), 0-0, 1 2. Cathedral Prep (10), 0-0, 2 3. Kiski Area (7), 0-0, 3 4. Nazareth (11), 0-0, 4 5. Cedar Cliff (3), 0-0, 5 6. Canon-McMillan (7), 0-0, 6 7. Bethlehem Liberty (11),

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Quaker Valley boys basketball hopes to remain undefeated
The Quaker Valley boys basketball team, after dominant victories over Brashear and Vincentian Academy at the season-opening Moon tournament, continues its early-season run at home Tuesday against 5A Albert Gallatin. Last year's WPIAL 4A runner-up and state semifinalist also will host District 10's Wilmington on Friday before its Section 2

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High school roundup for Dec. 10, 2018: Aliquippa boys victorious again
December 10, 2018
Just two days after celebrating a PIAA football champion in Hershey, Eli Kosanovich and MJ Devonshire were filling the nets and leading Aliquippa to a victory on the basketball court. Kosanovich had 18 points and Devonshire added 11 as the Class 3A No. 2 Quips defeated Blackhawk, 68-64, on Monday

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High school scores, schedules for Dec. 10, 2018
High schools Basketball Boys Monday's results WPIAL Nonsection Aliquippa 68, Blackhawk 64 Brashear 71, Cornell 61 Freeport 71, Apollo-Ridge 49 Hopewell 72, Ellwood City 67 Kiski Area 45, Burrell 34 Nazareth Prep 74, Carrick 58 Neshannock 77, Mohawk 36 Propel Andrew Street 65, Brownsville 49 St. Joseph 66, Saltsburg 53

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Third-quarter run leads Deer Lakes girls past Burrell
With 30 seconds elapsed in the third quarter of Monday's nonsection girls basketball game between Deer Lakes and Burrell, the visiting Lancers held just a two-point lead. Bucs senior Kaylen Sharrow had just converted a layup off of a turnover to cut her team's four-point halftime deficit in half. But

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Peters Township girls lean on length, depth in nonsection victory over Trinity
Peters Township's girls basketball team showcases the main attraction of senior guard Makenna Marisa. However, the Indians' team length and depth will play a big role if they achieve their goals of making deep WPIAL and PIAA playoff runs this season. Marisa, along with junior Mackenzie Lehman, led the Indians

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Ross’ deciding pin helps Latrobe take down Derry
It was everything you'd want from a rivalry. The outcome came down to the very end. Tyler Ross' quick-strike pin in just 44 seconds at 195 pounds handed Latrobe a gritty 36-30 victory over arch-rival Derry in a WPIAL nonsection wrestling match Monday night at Latrobe. The teams entered the

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A-K Valley swimming preview: Fox Chapel’s Cagley aims to defend diving title
Fox Chapel's Jonah Cagley is after a three-peat. The 2017 and 2018 WPIAL Class AAA boys diving champion has his sights set on No. 3, and the senior enters the 2018-19 campaign with a lot of positive vibes. andquot;I am just super excited to go into my last year with

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