Tag: New Castle

Aliquippa’s Chucky Humphries bites his medal after beating Mastery Charter North-Pickett during the PIAA Class AA boys basketball championship on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at the Giant Center in Hershey.
A century’s worth of PIAA basketball championship factoids
March 19, 2020
Suspending the playoff after two rounds was not what the PIAA had in mind on the 100th anniversary of its basketball championships, but the coronavirus outbreak has the tournament on hold.

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PA State Bowling Championships postponed because of coronavirus
March 13, 2020
In a joint statement, Pennsylvania regional and state bowling tournament directors Dana W. Brown and Shawn Pilyih have announced the PA State Bowling Championships, set for Friday and Saturday at North Versailles Bowl, have been postponed indefinitely as part of the safety response to the coronavirus outbreak.

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New Castle defenders compete against Hickory on March 6, 2020, at Slippery Rock.
Hickory ousts New Castle from PIAA playoffs
March 6, 2020
One word kept sounding over a standing room only crowd at Slippery Rock University’s Morrow Field House on Friday night.

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Belle Vernon’s Thomas Hepple hugs teammate Hunter Ruokonen (1) after defeating New Castle on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, in a WPIAL Class 4A semifinal at North Allegheny.
Belle Vernon ends New Castle’s reign, makes first WPIAL finals trip since 1978
February 26, 2020
Belle Vernon coach Joe Salvino did not speak to his players about New Castle’s success in the WPIAL boys basketball playoffs or the Red Hurricanes’ reputation as a storied program.

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Loaded semifinals matchups around the WPIAL on Wednesday
February 25, 2020
It could be said these two legendary WPIAL basketball coaches have a sixth sense.

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Belle Vernon’s Devin Whitlock (right) and Jared Hartman react in the closing seconds of the WPIAL Class 4A quarterfinals against Quaker Valley on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, at Plum Senior High School.
Westmoreland County basketball playoff preview capsule: Game of Feb. 26, 2020
Today’s game

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Path to the Pete moves on to Final Four starting Monday
February 23, 2020
The WPIAL basketball playoffs are at the midway point. Two rounds in the books, two rounds coming this week.

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New Castle’s Michael Wells takes a jumpshot against Knoch during their WPIAL Class 4A quarterfinal matchup at North Allegheny on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2020.
New Castle boys hold on to beat No. 2 seeded Knoch
February 22, 2020
When the playoffs roll around, New Castle instantly becomes a tough team to beat and Knoch learned that the hard way Saturday afternoon at North Allegheny.

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New Castle’s Sheldon Cox (11) pulls down a rebound against Mt. Pleasant during a WPIAL Class 4A first-round game Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, at North Allegheny High School.
Sheldon Cox leads New Castle to WPIAL 1st-round win against Mt. Pleasant
February 19, 2020
If he could’ve changed anything, Mt. Pleasant coach Allan Bilinskyh would’ve picked a gym with tighter rims.

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WPIAL basketball first round concludes Wednesday with boys 4A, girls 3A matchups
February 18, 2020
There were four first-round byes award by the WPIAL basketball steering committee in the boys Class 4A playoffs. They went to Uniontown, winners of Section 3 with the No. 4 seed, Section 1 co-champions Highlands and Knoch, which drew the top two seeds, and Section 2 co-champion Quaker Valley at No. 3.

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