Sports

Seton LaSalle’s Emma Walsh (12) competes against South Park.
Buzzer-beater by Seton LaSalle’s Emma Walsh picked for Maxpreps’ Top 10
March 27, 2020
High school basketball fans can relive a special moment for Emma Walsh and the Seton LaSalle girls basketball team.

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Central Valley’s Stephon Hall (25) and Hunter Mitchell celebrate after stopping Aliquippa on a two-point conversion in overtime during the WPIAL Class 3A championship game Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, at Heinz Field.
Central Valley safety Stephon Hall adds WVU, Navy scholarship offers
The coronavirus pandemic has kept Central Valley junior safety Stephon Hall from taking visits to colleges around the region.

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Pine-Richland’s Miguel Jackson celebrtaes a sack against Penn Hills on Aug. 23, 2019, in Pine.
Pine-Richland’s Miguel Jackson adds Navy offer
March 26, 2020
One of the top defensive ends in Western Pennsylvania has made quite an impression on college programs.

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WPIAL basketball coverage by TribHSSN.
Ohio High School Athletic Association cancels winter sports championships
The winter season is over for high school athletes in Ohio.

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Butler’s Ethan Morton celebrates after being fouled in overtime during a WPIAL Class 6A semifinal against Upper St. Clair Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, at Robert Morris University.
Butler’s Ethan Morton named Gatorade Pennsylvania Player of the Year
The Butler boys basketball team still has a shot to win a PIAA Class 6A title if the season continues.

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Burrell’s Ian Oswalt eyes opponent Anthony Glasl of Brockway in the 132-pound bout semifinal in class AA in the PIAA state wrestling championship on Friday, March 6, 2020 at the Giant Center in Hershey.
Valley News Dispatch wrestlers of the year: Burrell’s Ian Oswalt and AJ Corrado
March 25, 2020
Ian Oswalt

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Canon-McMillan’s Gerrit Nijenhuis celebrates a win against Donovan McMillan of Peters Township in the 182-pound final in Class AAA at the PIAA wrestling championships March 7, 2020 at the Giant Center in Hershey.
Trib HSSN wrestler of the year: Canon-McMillan’s Gerrit Nijenhuis
Gerrit Nijenhuis is a dynamic performer and two-time state champion who added another sparkling chapter to Canon-McMillan’s storied wrestling history this season, so it probably is not fair to boil down his high school career to just one number.

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Norwin’s Kurtis Phipps loosens up on the mat before taking on Council Rock South’s Kyle Waterman in the 126 pound weight class in the PIAA state wrestling championship on Friday, March 6, 2020 at the Giant Center in Hershey.
Tribune-Review Westmoreland County wrestler of the year: Norwin’s Kurtis Phipps
Kurtis Phipps, like everyone in the world, is bored sitting at home watching TV.

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New Leechburg coach Randy Walters was head coach at Valley in 2002-03.
Leechburg hires new football coach, athletic director
As an assistant coach with Burrell football the last two seasons, Randy Walters watched the Bucs fling the ball all over the field using head coach Shawn Liotta’s up-tempo Air Raid approach.

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Peters Township’s Corban Hondru scores a first-quarter touchdown against Woodland Hills Friday, Sept. 6, 2019 at the Wolvarena.
Scholarship offers piling up for Peters Township’s Corban Hondru
Peters Township junior Corban Hondru has been active this week … on social media, at least.

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Latrobe’s Lex Pynos participates in the girls 400 meter relay final during the Wildcat Invitational Track Meet held at Latrobe Memorial Stadium on Saturday, April 13, 2019.
Early-season track and field invitationals canceled
Two of the area’s marquee track and field invitationals have been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Mars’ Michael Carmody battles Laurel Highlands’ Nick Egnot for a rebound during the WPIAL Class 5A championship game Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, at Petersen Events Center.
If PIAA playoffs resume, these WPIAL stars can look forward to Roundball Classic
March 24, 2020
If the suspended PIAA basketball playoffs resume, the season won’t end after all the hardware is handed out in Hershey.

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Chartiers Valley’s Aislin Malcolm celebrates with Megan McConnell next to Moon’s Brianna Toal during their game Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, at Moon Area High School.
Chartiers Valley’s Aislin Malcolm wins Pennsylvania player of year honors
Given the depth of talent on the court at any given time, it’s hard for any individual player to stand out on the Chartiers Valley girls basketball roster.

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Guido: A look at other times high school sports shut down
The coronavirus pandemic is threatening to do what World War II, the Spanish flu and the Asian flu couldn’t do: shelve an entire high school sports season.

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Shortstop Joslyn Hostetler had the second-most hits on the Pine-Richland roster last season.
Pine-Richland softball focused on adding punch at the plate
March 23, 2020
Pine-Richland softball coach Gary Shepard has always emphasized pitching and defense as the core tenets of his philosophy for winning games on the diamond.

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Latrobe’s Logan Gustafson during baseball practice at Greater Latrobe High School in Unity Township on Wednesday, March 6, 2020.
PIAA extends postponement of spring sports, winter championships
There’s still hope for high school sports to be held this spring.

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Former WPIAL standouts Tom Droney (left) and Nate Perry run the Wildcats Select AAU program, which will play on the national Adidas circuit for the second straight year.
Local AAU squad deals with ‘so many question marks’ with season in limbo
March 22, 2020
Normally at this time of year, Tom Droney and his fellow AAU coaches would be gearing up for the first weekend of practice to get ready for the opening tournament on the Adidas 3SSB national circuit.

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Kiski’s Jack Blumer is announced the winner against Norwin’s Grant Williams during WPIAL wrestling on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019 at Kiski Area High School.
Valley News Dispatch wrestling all-star team
March 21, 2020
Jack Blumer

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Burrell’s Ian Oswalt eyes opponent Anthony Glasl of Brockway in the 132-pound bout semifinal in class AA in the PIAA state wrestling championship on Friday, March 6, 2020 at the Giant Center in Hershey.
Valley News Dispatch wrestlers of the year: Burrell’s Ian Oswalt and AJ Corrado
Ian Oswalt

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Canon-McMillan’s Gerrit Nijenhuis celebrates a win against Donovan McMillan of Peters Township in the 182-pound final in Class AAA at the PIAA wrestling championships March 7, 2020 at the Giant Center in Hershey.
Trib HSSN wrestler of the year: Canon-McMillan’s Gerrit Nijenhuis
Gerrit Nijenhuis is a dynamic performer and two-time state champion who added another sparkling chapter to Canon-McMillan’s storied wrestling history this season, so it probably is not fair to boil down his high school career to just one number.

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