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Pine Richland’s Cole Spencer is pressured against Central Catholic during the 6-A WPAIL Championship game Saturday, Nov. 17, 2019 at Heinz Field.
Trib HSSN boys athlete of the year: Pine-Richland’s Spencer transforms from star QB to champion wrestler
June 29, 2020
It’s not uncommon for Pine-Richland’s Cole Spencer to be heavier in the fall than in the winter, a transformation that takes him from standout quarterback to champion wrestler.

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Thomas Jefferson quarterback Shane Stump (4) celebrates his second touchdown with his teammates during the PIAA Class 4A state championship game against Dallas Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, at Hersheypark Stadium.
Trib HSSN parade of champions: Remembering the WPIAL’s 2019-20 state champs
WPIAL STATE CHAMPIONS

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Laurel Highlands’ Rodney Gallagher celebrates as time expires inthe WPIAL Class 5A championship game against Mars Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, at Petersen Events Center.
Trib HSSN looks back at the top high school sports stories of the 2019-20 school year
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North Allegheny’s Paige Morningstar with a kill past Canon-McMillan’s Samantha Parker during the girls Class AAAA WPIAL volleyball championships Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019.
Trib HSSN girls athlete of the year: Morningstar shines bright for champion North Allegheny
Paige Morningstar came to North Allegheny three years ago ready to fill the big shoes left behind by both of her two-sport star older sisters.

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Kiski starting pitcher Ryan Rametta throws against the Indpendent Players on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at Valley High School.
Kiski Area taking advantage of opportunities provided by WPBL
Kiski Area baseball coach Aaron Albert and the Cavaliers were excited for the 2020 baseball season.

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Quaker Valley’s Sophie Besterman competes in the girls 100 backstroke during the 2020 WPIAL Class AA Swimming and Diving Championship at Trees Pool on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020.
Quaker Valley swimmer Sophie Besterman to join sister at Bloomsburg
After turning down an offer to play soccer, Quaker Valley graduate Sophie Besterman will join her sister Amelia on the Bloomsburg women’s swimming team.

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Alex Turowski tees off on the 10th during the Westmoreland County Junior Amateur golf tournament Thursday, June 18, 2020 at Latrobe Country Club.
Turowski brothers win back-to-back Isaly’s Junior tournaments
June 28, 2020
Alex and Nick Turowski are coming off a productive week on the golf tournament circuit.

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Highlands’ Johnny Crise scores past Belle Vernon’s Mitchell Pohlot during the WPIAL Class 4A championship game Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, at Petersen Events Center.
Valley News Dispatch boys athlete of the year: Highlands’ Crise savored super senior seasons
While coronavirus restrictions disrupted life all over the country this spring and summer, some people found a way to see positives in it as it gave them time to focus on their craft.

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Freeport girls basketball coach Fred Soilis talks with Sidney Shemanski during practice Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, at Freeport Area Middle School.
Valley News Dispatch girls athlete of the year: Shemanski leaves lasting legacy at Freeport
From the time she stepped on the soccer field at Freeport in fall of 2016 to when she put on her Yellowjackets girls basketball uniform for the final time this season, Sidney Shemanski was a difference maker.

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Greensburg Central Catholic’s Nate Ward celebrates his goal against Iroquois during the Centurions’ PIAA Class A first round state playoff game Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, at Hampton High School.
Westmoreland County boys athlete of the year: GCC’s Nate Ward showed will to win in 4 sports
June 27, 2020
Nate Ward scored goals in soccer, kicked extra points and caught passes in football, hit 3-pointers on the basketball court and carried the baton around the track oval. With each sport, he made his mark.

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Mt. Pleasant’s Heather Gardner competes in the girls 100 breaststroke during the 2020 AA WPIAL Swimming and Diving Championship at Trees Pool on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020.
Westmoreland County girls athlete of the year: Mt. Pleasant’s Gardner adds to medal collection in unusual way
It wasn’t the way Heather Gardner wanted to receive a PIAA gold medal, but because the coronavirus denied her a chance to earn it in the pool, she will take it.

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West Allegheny baseball player Austin Hendrick
Report: West A’s Austin Hendrick signs $4 million contract with Cincinnati Reds
June 26, 2020
Former West Allegheny star Austin Hendrick signed with the Cincinnati Reds on Friday.

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Andre Carter officially will take over as Leechburg’s athletic director on July 1.
Leechburg’s Andre Carter takes over athletic director post at challenging time
When Andre Carter came to Leechburg in August 2018 to coach the girls basketball team, he noted player development as one of his strengths.

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Trib HSSN Best of the Century winners Spencer Lee and Maura Huwalt joined the Rebel Yell podcast.
Rebel Yell Podcast: Best of the Century salute to Spencer Lee and Maura Huwalt
The WPIAL Battle of the Century was born during a pandemic as a combination to fill the void of the missed March Madness and a way to salute many of the great area scholastic athletes from the now-completed first two decades of the 21st century.

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Summer Rams pitcher Jett Slepak throws to the Independent Players’ Phillip Walsh (Burrell) in the second inning of a Western Pennsylvania Baseball League game June 24, 2020, at Valley High School.
Western Pa. Baseball League gives Summer Rams seniors last chance to take field together
Highlands baseball coach Jeff Campbell was heartbroken knowing his players were not going to have their high school season when schools were shut down in late March in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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A.J. Corso is the new basketball coach at Serra Catholic.
New coach A.J. Corso’s love of basketball was sparked at Serra Catholic
Growing up in Ohio, A.J. Corso admits he didn’t exactly have a love for basketball.

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Canon-McMillan girls soccer coach David Derrico resigns after 2 decades
Canon-McMillan girls soccer coach David Derrico, who won a state title with the Big Macs, resigned this week after two decades with the team.

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Sto Rox coach LaRoi Johnson leads practice Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, at Sto-Rox.
Sto-Rox hires football coach LaRoi Johnson as AD, opens coaching jobs
June 25, 2020
The Sto-Rox school board hired football coach LaRoi Johnson as athletic director Thursday night and voted to hand him a clean slate of coaches.

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Serra Catholic Head Coach Justin Walther calls for a travel call call against Greensburg Central Catholic in the first quarter on Friday at Greensburg Central Catholic.
Wanting to keep family close, Justin Walther accepts Winchester Thurston basketball job
While searching for a boys basketball job, coach Justin Walther wanted a high school that would treat him like family, but just as importantly, a place he could share with his family.

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Kiski’s Billy Perroz eyes an outside pitch that he takes to right field for a second-inning, three-run triple against the Independent Players in WPBL action Thursday, June 25, 2020 at Valley High School.
Golden Cavs hold off late surge to start WPBL season 2-0
When the Kiski Area Golden Cavs took on Gateway last Thursday in the Western Pennsylvania Baseball League, they didn’t score until the fourth inning.

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