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High school roundup for April 10, 2021: South Fayette captures PIAA competitive spirit title
April 10, 2021
South Fayette earned a state title in the Class 3A large division with a score of 89.97 on Saturday at the PIAA competitive spirit championships in Hershey.

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Bishop Canevin’s Shea Campine is fouled by Rochester’s Jerome Mullins during the WPIAL Class A final.
George Guido: Still more to chew on from basketball season
Taking care of a couple of leftovers from the scholastic basketball season:

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Pine-Richland senior Cole Spencer is the recipient Saturday, April 10, 2021, of the inagural Willie Thrower Memorial Award honoring the top high school quarterback in Southwestern Pennsylvania. The award also honors the legacy and memory of New Kensington native Willie Thrower as the first black quarterback in professional football history.
Pine-Richland’s Spencer wins 1st Willie Thrower Memorial Award
Chuck Curtis played football for the New York Giants in 1957 before beginning a football coaching career that lasted for 30 years.

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Norwin’s Ty Bilinsky will play one more high school game after missing most of his senior season with health problems.
Westmoreland high school notebook: Norwin’s Bilinsky gets 1 more game
Norwin senior Ty Bilinsky was selected for the Roundball Classic, the year-end all-star basketball event. But he doesn’t just plan to show up and sit on the bench as an honorary pick.

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Penn State’s Carter Starocci faces Iowa’s Michael Kemerer (right) in the 174-pound championship bout at the 2021 Big Ten Wrestling tournament.
Franklin Regional’s Michael Kemerer returning for 7th NCAA season
Murrysville native Michael Kemerer isn’t ready to hang up his singlet just yet.

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North Allegheny pitcher Kyle Demi delivers during a game against Seneca Valley on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, in McCandless.
Trib HSSN baseball rankings for April 10, 2021
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Hempfield’s Bella Gera throws the disc on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at Hempfield Area High School.
Hempfield throwers Norris, Gera have big goals this season
When the PIAA holds its track and field championship May 28 and 29 at Shippensburg, it should come as no surprise that two Hempfield throwers are favorites to win gold medals.

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Hampton eyes another run to WPIAL boys lacrosse finals
The Hampton boys lacrosse team waited 667 days between matches.

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Penn Hills’ Jonah Silverman is a member of the 2021 baseball team and track and field team.
Penn Hills’ Silverman is a student-athlete for all seasons
Jonah Silverman is a unique two-sport athlete at Penn Hills.

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Hampton’s Megan Cook competes against Oakland Catholic in a 2019 girls lacrosse match.
Loaded senior class has Hampton girls lacrosse seeking 3rd WPIAL title since ’17
On the eve of each home section game, the Hampton girls lacrosse players gather after practice for a team dinner.

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Pugh, Faber leading the way for Pine-Richland boys volleyball
When the 2020 spring sports season was canceled because of the covid-19 pandemic, it brought a sudden end to the careers of a dozen Pine-Richland boys volleyball players.

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Franklin Regional’s Anup Nadesan and Shrey Ramesh
Franklin Regional tennis closing in on 21st section title
Anup Nadesan didn’t have any problems winning his second WPIAL Class AAA Section 1 title.

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Jacob McGuire is a sophomore on the 2021 Pine-Richland baseball team.
Sophomore McGuire off to impressive start for Pine-Richland baseball
Jacob McGuire walked off the mound after the final out of Pine-Richland’s 11-0 win in five innings in the season opener against North Catholic happy with his performance.

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Plum senior outside hitter Alex Vidas earned second-team all-section honors as a sophomore in 2019.
Plum boys volleyball aims for success under new leadership
The Plum boys volleyball team is hopeful for a run at a berth in the WPIAL playoffs this spring, and the Mustangs will go after it in a new classification with a new coach at the helm.

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Norwin’s Morgan Sigut (right) has committed to play at Long Island.
Norwin notebook: Soccer players Swankler, Sigut commit to D1 programs
Norwin will send two more girls soccer players to NCAA Division I programs.

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Penn Hills’ Anthony Sciulli throws against Riverview on March 17, 2021 at Wild Things Park.
Penn Hills’ Anthony Sciulli healthy, ready to anchor pitching staff
Anthony Sciulli represents a blueprint for perseverance and overcoming obstacles.

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Norwins’ Alex Jubert wins the boys Westmoreland County XC meet Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020 at Westmoreland County Community College.
Norwin track and field to lean on senior depth
A global pandemic put a line through last season, ending playoff streaks for both of the Norwin track and field teams.

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Fox Chapel boys tennis ready to reset with new starting lineup
Leading up to last season, the Fox Chapel boys tennis team had put together a dominant run, winning four straight WPIAL team titles. But with a canceled season last year because of the coronavirus pandemic and an influx of new players, the Foxes have found themselves resetting in 2021.

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Franklin Regional’s Dan Rafferty works the puck behind the Hempfield goal during a PIHL Class AA Penguins Cup quarterfinal on Monday, April 5, 2021, at Belmont Complex. Franklin Regional won, 4-3, in overtime.
Franklin Regional notebook: Panthers hockey reaches PIHL semifinals
The seventh-seeded Franklin Regional hockey team advanced to the PIHL Class AA semifinals with a thrilling upset in the quarterfinals.

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Adam Lauer is a member of the 2021 Shady Side Academy boys tennis team.
Shady Side Academy boys tennis confident after undefeated start
Shady Side alum Sam Miller took over the school’s boys tennis program before last year and was two weeks into his tenure before the coronavirus pandemic canceled the spring sports season.

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