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Norwin hockey looks to get back to its aggressive game
February 15, 2019
Norwin's hockey team achieved its first goal: qualifying for the PIHL Class A Penguins Cup playoffs. The Knights hope to check off more accomplishments on their list. andquot;Any team that makes the playoffs has a shot of getting to the championship. That's the mentality you have to have,andquot; Norwin junior

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The Herald Spotlight Athlete: Shady Side Academy’s Grady Munroe
Grady Munroe, a junior on the Shady Side Academy basketball team, was one of top performers on the team all season. The 6-foot-2 swingman averages 12 points and also is on the SSA golf team. He hopes to pursue film and/or writing in college. Here's a closer look at this

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Franklin Regional swim team enjoys surprise success
Longtime Franklin Regional swimming coach Vic Santoro was expecting this season to be a rebuilding year. Until it wasn't. andquot;At the beginning of the season, if you would have told me that we would win both sections and the girls would've repeated (as) WCCA (champs), I would said that wasn't

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Livingston, freshmen standouts ready to lead Gateway at WPIAL swim championships
Gateway junior Olivia Livingston is a WPIAL veteran and a district champion with four individual titles over her first two appearances at Pitt's Trees Pool. On the flip side, Gators freshmen Summer Raymer and Andrew Holmes will get their first taste of the WPIAL championships Feb. 28 and March 1

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Quaker Valley, Sewickley Academy hockey teams ready for playoffs
Quaker Valley and Sewickley Academy will concentrate on the qualities that got them into the playoffs and leave their struggles in the rearview mirror. Sewickley Academy recently clinched a playoff berth and will be the fifth or sixth seed in the Class A North division. The spot is a credit

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Senior leaders pace Thomas Jefferson swimming & diving team
Strong senior leadership is a trait of the Thomas Jefferson swimming and diving team. On the girls' side, seniors Elena Savikas, Grace Pletz and Maura Gdovic were WPIAL Class AA qualifiers a year ago as were junior Breanna Smith and sophomore Hallie Findlan. andquot;The six (senior) girls and two (senior)

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Penn-Trafford swimmers, divers set to contend at WPIAL meets
After sweeping titles at the county meet, Penn-Trafford seniors Paige Kalik and Logan Sherwin look forward to doing the same at the WPIAL Class AAA diving championship on Saturday at North Allegheny. Kalik (324.90) and Sherwin (352.85) topped WPIAL Class AAA in girls 1-meter six dives and boys 1-meter six

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Baldwin cheerleaders finish 3rd at national competition
Baldwin's Alaina Wodarek said it's every cheerleader's dream to finish among the top three teams nationally. andquot;And it doesn't happen often,andquot; she said. Baldwin's competitive cheerleading mat squad did just that, placing third in the Large Varsity Division 2 at the UCA National High School Cheerleading Championship held Feb. 8-10

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Trib HSSN Girls Swimmer of the Week: Gateway’s Olivia Livingston
Olivia Livingston set the bar for the rest of the WPIAL in the second week of December when she established a time of 23.49 seconds in the 50-yard freestyle against Upper St. Clair. She was coming off a trip to USA Swimming's Junior Winter Nationals in North Carolina, and that

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Trib HSSN Boys Swimmer of the Week: New Castle’s Zachary Bell
Zachary Bell is making the most of his final WPIAL swimming season. The senior, an independent competitor representing New Castle, recently established a new personal season-best time and a WPIAL-best mark in the Class AA boys 200-yard freestyle when he swam 1 minute, 45.19 seconds to claim the title at

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Charleroi, Deer Lakes boys looking for long-awaited playoff victory Saturday
History will be made Saturday afternoon at Keystone Oaks in a Class 3A first-round matchup between two programs starving for a postseason win. This is the seventh time this decade Charleroi has made the WPIAL boys basketball playoffs after finishing 11-10 and in third place in Section 4-3A. However, the

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Mt. Lebanon’s Anderson named state’s top cross country runner by Gatorade
Mt. Lebanon runner Patrick Anderson, who won WPIAL and PIAA titles in the fall, was named this week as the state's Gatorade Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year. The 5-foot-8, 150-pound junior also placed sixth at the Foot Locker Northeast Regional in Bronx, N.Y., and finished 29th at the

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5 players to watch in the opening round of the WPIAL boys basketball playoffs
The five-day forecast calls for cold weather across Western Pennsylvania, but here are five WPIAL boys basketball players worth braving the wind chill to watch. All five are in action during the first round of the WPIAL playoffs. Keandre Bowles, Woodland Hills, senior Bowles was the WPIAL's leading scorer in

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Ohio State joins list of schools recruiting Mars’ Michael Carmody
Mars junior Michael Carmody added his ninth Big 10 football offer Thursday when conference champion Ohio State joined his scholarship list. The Buckeyes joined conference foes Penn State, Michigan, Michigan State, Northwestern, Maryland, Nebraska, Rutgers and Wisconsin in recruiting the 6-foot-6, 290-pound offensive tackle. Overall, Carmody holds nearly two dozen

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A-K Valley WPIAL basketball capsules for Feb. 15, 2019
February 14, 2019
Friday's games Boys First round Class A No. 9 Leechburg (12-9) vs. No. 8 Bishop Canevin (14-7) 8 p.m. Friday at Fox Chapel Winner plays: No. 1 Vincentian (14-7) on Thursday in quarterfinals. Coaches: Corey Smith, Leechburg; Gino Palmosina, Bishop Canevin Points scored/allowed: Leechburg, 59.9/51.5; Bishop Canevin, 60.5/48.8 Players to

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A-K Valley H.S. notebook: Waiting is hardest part for Fox Chapel boys
By the time Fox Chapel tips off its WPIAL Class 6A boys basketball first-round matchup against Seneca Valley on Tuesday, the Foxes will have gone eight days between games. That's actually a short amount of time compared to the past two years. Fox Chapel had a first-round bye each of

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High school scores, schedules for Feb. 14, 2019
High schools Basketball Boys Thursday's results District 8 City League Carrick 67, Westinghouse 66 Allderdice 70, Brashear 46 Obama Academy 67, Perry 52 District 6 Nonsection Ligonier Valley 83, Bedford 63 WPIAL playoffs Class 6A First round Tuesday's schedule Penn-Trafford (14-8) vs. Peters Township (15-7) at Mt. Lebanon, 8 p.m.;

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PIAA transfer rule to keep California’s Ramsey out of WPIAL postseason
California's Malik Ramsey, one of the top scorers in the WPIAL, won't take part in the basketball playoffs. He's healthy. He's academically eligible. He's a huge part of why the Trojans finished third in Section 2-2A and claimed a playoff spot. But the 6-foot-4 junior transferred from Laurel Highlands in

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Alle-Kiski Valley teams see tough nonconference games as playoff prep
Dave Petruska assessed Deer Lakes' record at the end of the WPIAL girls basketball regular season, and he mostly liked what he saw. The 16 wins certainly looked nice to Petruska, but he didn't mind the six losses, either, mostly because of how they came. There were two losses to

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Burrell breaks through for WPIBL girls championship
Burrell's girls bowling team picked up nice Valentine's Day presents on Thursday: WPIBL championship rings. The Buccaneers edged Butler, 2-1, for the title at AMF Noble Manor Lanes in Crafton. andquot;This is incredibly special,andquot; Burrell senior Carlee Hummel said. The victory avenged a loss to the Golden Tornado for last

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