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Latrobe’s Bill Burkhard and Antonio Kantor attempt to block the shot of Ambridge’s Austin Melina Saturday, April 17, 2021, during the Hempfield Spartan Volleyball Tournament.
WPIAL boys volleyball clinchings through May 11, 2021
May 12, 2021
The WPIAL boys volleyball regular season is almost over. There is at least one more playoff spot up for grabs in a match on Saturday plus a spot undecided in both Class AAA and AA.

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Norwin’s Jordyn Turcovski wins the 100-meter dash followed by Burrell’s Ava Rusiewicz, Hempfield’s Capri DeCaro, Franklin Regional’s Rayna Todero and Hempfield’s Alexa Gray during the WCCA Track and Field Championships on May 1.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on May 12, 2021: Track powers look for 4-peat
Repeating as a WPIAL champion is tough. A three-peat is even more difficult.

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High school scores, summaries and schedules for May 11, 2021
Baseball

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Greensburg Central Catholic’s Luke Mort fires a shot against Vincentian during a WPIAL Class A first round playoff game Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, at Franklin Regional High School.
Greensburg Central Catholic grads Nate Ward, Luke Mort to face off in NCAA College Cup
Nate Ward and Luke Mort pondered about the two of them meeting in a college soccer game, but chances seemed slim with them playing in different conferences.

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High school roundup for May 11, 2021: Shaler softball takes section title on walk-off winner
May 11, 2021
Cam Murphy hit a two-run home run and Natalie Spears delivered the game-winning two-run double as Shaler rallied to score four runs in the bottom of the seventh to defeat North Hills, 9-8, and capture the Section 3-5A softball title Tuesday afternoon.

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Southmoreland’s Amarah McCutcheon steals second base behind Mt. Pleasant’s Hannah Gnibus on Tuesday.
Trib HSSN State Softball Rankings for May 11, 2021
As the sands of the diamond dust slowly disappear in the regular season, it’s another week of just a handful of changes to the HSSN state softball rankings.

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Hempfielfd’s Sydney Mitchell tracks down a ball hit by Penn-Trafford’s Sarah Eisenhuth to end the game April 7.
WPIAL clinched for May 11, 2021: Softball teams down to final chance at playoff berth
The regular season is down to one final day of section play.

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North Allegheny’s Joe Manesiotis scores during a game against Seneca Valley on April 7.
WPIAL clinched for May 11, 2021: Handful of baseball bids still on the table
While most WPIAL baseball teams are now done with section play, there are still some that have a section game or two or even three remaining.

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Yough baseball sweeps Southmoreland in doubleheader
It has been a wild baseball season for the teams from Yough and Southmoreland. Weather and the coronavirus have postponed or canceled games and forced players to sit.

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Derry pitcher Josh Ulery celebrates after the final out in a 2-1 win over Deer Lakes on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at Deer Lakes High School.
Derry captures first section title since 1992 with a 2-1 victory over Deer Lakes
The last time Derry won a section title in baseball, current coach John Flickinger was a senior in high school.

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Mt. Pleasant’s Hannah Gnibus make a running catch on a ball hit by Southmoreland’s Tyson Matin on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at Mt. Pleasant Area High School.
Mt. Pleasant claws its way to victory over Southmoreland in section softball showdown
Haylie Brunson has been one of the toughest outs in the WPIAL this softball season with her .600-something average and 20-plus extra-base hits.

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Baldwin’s Fletcher Hindman (4) celebrates his home run with Colton Brain during their game against Mt. Lebanon on April 27, 2021, in Baldwin.
South Hills notebook: Injuries pile up for Baldwin baseball
Baldwin’s baseball team has been stung hard by the injury bug this season.

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Fox Chapel’s Tommy Fravel steps on the bag for an out against Plum on Monday.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on May 11, 2021: Baseball, softball showdowns at crunch time
No more rain. No more wet fields. No more excuses. For those teams healthy enough to play, there are only a few days left to get section games in before the softball brackets are released Thursday.

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High school scores, summaries and schedules for May 10, 2021
High schools

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High school roundup for May 10, 2021: New Castle pitcher throws no-hitter but loses to Blackhawk, 1-0
May 10, 2021
Rocco Bernadina threw a no-hitter but ended up as the losing pitcher as Blackhawk defeated New Castle 1-0 in Section 2-4A baseball Monday afternoon.

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Franklin Regional’s Carli Ranchandran rounds the bases after hitting a home run against Armstrong on April 22.
WPIAL clinched for May 10, 2021: Softball teams still fighting for playoff berths
The regular season is winding down in WPIAL softball as teams are down to only a few more playing dates left in the regular season.

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Trib HSSN Baseball Team of the Week for May 10, 2021
The Laurel Highlands baseball team is once again enjoying success on the diamond. Coming into the final week of the regular season, the Mustangs have clinched a Class 4A playoff spot and have won 10 of their 14 games.

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Greensburg Central Catholic to play 3.5 section games in 2 days
Get used to seeing WPIAL softball teams squeeze in their remaining regular season games this week.

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North Allegheny’s Spencer Barnett scores during a game against Seneca Valley on April 7.
Trib HSSN Baseball Player of the Week for May 10, 2021
Playing in his first varsity high school baseball season, sophomore Spencer Barnett is either tied or in second place behind junior Cole Young for the lead in most of North Allegheny’s offensive categories.

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Busy Roundball Classic week tips off with team practices
It is Roundball Classic week and Western Pennsylvania’s top all-star senior basketball players will begin gathering at Geneva College.

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