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Alle-Kiski Valley high school wrestling notebook: Section title in sight for Burrell’s Gaul
February 13, 2019
Bryan Gaul spent much of the wrestling season on the sidelines because of a pair of injuries, one suffered at a preseason tournament and another at midseason. But the Burrell senior can become a four-time individual Section 3-AA champion if he takes home the title at Friday's tournament at Canon-McMillan,

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Trib HSSN individual wrestling rankings for week of Feb. 11, 2019
Trib HSSN individual wrestling rankings Class AAA 106: 1. Dylan Chappell, Seneca Valley (32-4); 2. Carter Dibert, Franklin Regional (30-1); 3. Vince Citrano, Plum (24-3); 4. Mason Prinkey, Connellsville (24-5); 5. Dylan Coy, North Allegheny (28-3). 113: 1. Alejandro Herrera-Rondon, Seneca Valley (36-1); 2. Kyle Burkholder, Hempfield (25-5); 3. Finn

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Trib HSSN final state wrestling rankings
Trib HSSN state team wrestling rankings Class AAA Team (district), record, previous 1. Bethlehem Catholic (11), 16-1, 1 2. Northampton (11), 21-4, 3 3. Kiski Area (7), 19-1, 2 4. Council Rock South (1), 15-2, 6 5. Cedar Cliff (3), 19-2, 5 6. Bethlehem Liberty (11), 19-4, 4 7. Canon-McMillan

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Freshman Whitlock takes charge for Monessen boys basketball
Stepping into the Monessen football team's starting lineup as a freshman this fall, Devin Whitlock received first-team all-conference honors as a defensive back. Offensively, he piled up more than 2,000 all-purpose yards, first as a receiver and kick returner, then as the Greyhounds' quarterback. And he didn't stop there. For

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Trib HSSN Wrestling Team of the Week: Kiski Area
TEAM OF THE WEEK: Kiski Area The Cavaliers left Hershey with a third-place trophy, their third top-three finish in the past three seasons at the PIAA Class AAA team tournament. Although it wasn't the finish Kiski Area hoped for, the Cavaliers did rebound from a semifinal loss to Northampton to

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Trib HSSN Wrestler of the Week: Canon-McMillan’s Costa Moore
Wrestler of the week: Costa Moore, Canon-McMillan, so. The Big Macs' sophomore had a strong performance over three days of the PIAA Class AAA tournament, helping his team reach the semifinals in the consolation bracket. Moore won all five of his bouts while wrestling at 113 and 120 pounds. His

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After sweeping MAC championships, Moon swimmers turn focus to WPIAL meet
After an impressive showing at the Midwestern Athletic Conference championship meet, the Moon girls swimming team (10-1 overall, 6-0 in Section 5-AAA) has high hopes for the WPIAL championship meet Feb. 28-March 1 at Pitt. The host Tigers won 11 events to capture the MAC title for the second consecutive

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WPIAL basketball committee rewards teams that avoid ‘cupcake schedules’
Good losses could be better than bad wins, at least in the eyes of the WPIAL basketball committee. andquot;We look at who you play,andquot; said Peters Township athletic director Brian Geyer, chairman of the WPIAL basketball committee. andquot;Are you going to play a cupcake schedule and be 20-2 Or are

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High school scores, schedules for Feb. 12, 2019
February 12, 2019
High schools Basketball Boys Tuesday's results WPIAL Nonsection Cardinal Mooney (Ohio) 57, Ellwood City 43 Frazier 87, Bentworth 42 District 8 City League Allderdice 92, Perry 31 Carrick 64, Brashear 59 Obama Academy 53, Westinghouse 42 Indepedent Plants and Pillars 45, Cheswick Christian Academy 38 WPIAL playoffs Class 6A First

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Freeport girls draw 4th seed in Class 4A, will play Quaker Valley in opening round
Let the games begin. Eight Alle-Kiski Valley girls basketball teams discovered the who, where and when of their WPIAL-playoff fortunes Tuesday evening at the DoubleTree in Green Tree. andquot;This time of year is great,andquot; Freeport coach Fred Soilis said. andquot;WPIAL basketball is going on, and it goes right into the

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Late-season success pays dividends for A-K Valley boys basketball teams
St. Joseph boys basketball coach Kelly Robinson wondered early Friday evening about the potential ramifications of the Spartans' game that night against Leechburg. A win and St. Joseph would win the outright Section 3-A championship and a better WPIAL playoff seed. A loss would mean a three-way tie for first

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Norwin girls to face Mt. Lebanon for 4th consecutive postseason
There weren't many surprises at the WPIAL basketball pairings meeting Tuesday at the Green Tree Doubletree. About the only suspense was where the WPIAL committee would seed Norwin and North Allegheny in Class 6A. Both teams finished Section 1 play with 13-1 records, and North Allegheny is the reigning champion.

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Finalists set for WPIBL boys, girls championships
The Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Bowling League will conduct its team championship tournaments Wednesday and Thursday. The boys event will be Wednesday at Nesbits Lanes in Plum, and the girls will bowl Thursday at AMF Noble Manor Lanes in Crafton. Each tournament is slated to begin at 3 p.m. The top

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Latrobe boys garner No. 2 seed, 1st-round bye in Class 6A playoffs
Latrobe felt like it was put under a microscope at Tuesday night's WPIAL basketball playoff pairings meeting. The boys basketball Section 3 champions figured they did enough to earn a top-three seed in Class 6A, yet had created some conversation and speculation about where they should go in the tournament

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George Guido: 17 A-K Valley basketball teams set for WPIAL playoffs
The 107th WPIAL basketball tournament is set to begin Friday. There are 17 Alle-Kiski Valley teams in this year's playoffs: nine boys teams and eight girls teams. First in the water will be the Class 2A Riverview girls at 6:30 p.m. Friday against South Side Beaver at Hampton. andquot;With all

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Breaking down the 2019 WPIAL boys basketball playoffs
Here is a breakdown of the 2019 WPIAL boys basketball playoffs: Class 6A Favorite: Senior guards Dan Petcash (22.2 ppg) and Greg Shulkosky (16.1) lead a high-scoring Pine-Richland lineup that enters the playoffs on a 19-game winning streak. The Rams average 79.7 points per game, which leads the entire WPIAL.

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Breaking down the 2019 WPIAL girls basketball playoffs
Here is a breakdown of the 2019 WPIAL girls basketball playoffs: Class 6A Favorite: Last season's WPIAL runner-up, Peters Township made it through the regular season unscathed at 22-0, posting signature wins over Class 4A top seed North Catholic, defending PIAA Class 5A champion Mars and section rival Bethel Park,

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WPIAL releases basketball playoff pairings
The Pine-Richland boys basketball team has reached the WPIAL championship game in the largest classification the past three seasons. The Rams have expectations of returning this year after compiling a 20-2 record in the regular season. On Tuesday night, the Rams were awarded the No. 1 seed for the 2019

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Alle-Kiski Valley Athletes of the Week: St. Joseph’s Andrew Sullivan, Plum’s Shannon Small
Andrew Sullivan School: St. Joseph Class: Sophomore Sport: Basketball Report card: With the game on the line, Sullivan drained a 3-pointer in the final seconds of regulation to force overtime in the Spartans' 65-59 come-from-behind win over Section 3-A rival Leechburg, which clinched the outright section title. A two-year starter

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Westmoreland athletes of the week: Latrobe’s Bryce Butler, Penn-Trafford’s Bella Long
Bryce Butler School: Latrobe Sport: Basketball Class: Senior Claim to fame: Butler, a West Liberty (W.Va.) commit, scored 32 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Latrobe (18-2, 10-0) to a 75-50 win over Hempfield in Section 3-6A action Feb. 8. Earlier in the week, Butler, who is averaging 22.4

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