Sports

Disciplined lacrosse leads South Fayette to 6-2 start
April 18, 2019
Shawn Leydig’s time as South Fayette’s boys lacrosse coach got off to a late start.

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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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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 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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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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WPIAL softball championships headed to Peterswood Park for 2019
The WPIAL softball championships are headed to Peterswood Park in Peters Township next month.

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Steelers offensive lineman David DeCastro and Maurkice Pouncey play against the Patriots Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018 at Heinz Field.
Steelers’ 3 best, worst G/C draft picks in Kevin Colbert era
Editor’s note: This NFL Draft will be the 20th under the eye of Steelers’general manager Kevin Colbert. His two-decade tenure has produced two Super Bowls and a consistent playoff contender. Colbert’s drafts mostly reflect that. Like all NFL personnel men, though, he has had some picks he’d like to have back. In conjunction with the Trib’s daily positional previews leading up to the April 25 start of the draft, we’ll look back at Colbert’s three best and three worst picks at each position.

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Central Valley’s Christiane Frye battles Blackhawk’s Mady Aulbach for a loose ball during their game Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, at Central Valley Middle School.
WPIAL awards $1,000 scholarships to 20 scholar-athletes
The WPIAL announced the 20 winners of its annual scholar-athlete scholarship contest. Each receives $1,000 and will be honored at a banquet May 13 at the DoubleTree in Green Tree.

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Springdale girls soccer head coach Jerry Concannon goes over a drill with his team during practice at the high school on Tuesday August 28, 2012.
Springdale girls soccer coach Jerry Concannon resigns after 12 seasons
Jerry Concannon oversaw a consistently successful girls soccer program at Springdale. After a dozen years, the Dynamos are looking for a new coach.

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The West Greene softball team holds its trophy after winning 5-4 against Monessen in the WPIAL championship at Seton Hill on Thursday, May 31, 2018.
Peterswood Park chosen to host WPIAL softball championships
Peterswood Park in Peters Township will host the WPIAL softball championships next month.

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