Tag: New Castle

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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Derry’s Ryan Bushey slips through Mt. Pleasant defense on Friday, Jan. 3, 2020 at Mt. Pleasant Area High School.
Westmoreland County basketball playoff preview capsules: Games of Feb. 19, 2020
Wednesday’s games

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Madilyn Boyer led Knoch with 15 points Monday night.
Knoch girls use defense, free-throw shooting to hold down New Castle
February 17, 2020
It wasn’t easy for the Knoch girls basketball team in its WPIAL Class 4A first-round game against New Castle on Monday at Fox Chapel.

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Knoch’s Madilyn Boyer drives to the basket to score against Freeport Monday, Feb. 1, 2020, at Knoch High School.
A-K Valley girls basketball playoff capsules: Games for Monday, Feb. 17, 2020
February 16, 2020
Monday’s games

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