Tag: New Castle

New Castle’s Mike Wells carries the runner-up trophy from the court after the PIAA Class 5A state championship game against Imhotep Charter on Friday, March 25, 2022, at Giant Center in Hershey.
Nationally ranked Imhotep Charter dashes New Castle’s hopes for state championship
March 25, 2022
HERSHEY — New Castle wanted to hold for the final shot of the first half, yet Imhotep Charter grabbed a rebound, hit a buzzer-beating 3 and ran to the locker room up 11.

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New Castle’s Mike Wells dunks during the fourth quarter of a WPIAL Class 5A semifinal against Gateway on Monday, Feb. 28, 2022, at UMPC Events Center in Moon.
2022 PIAA Class 5A boys basketball championship breakdown: New Castle vs. Imhotep Charter
PIAA Class 5A boys basketball final

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Mt. Lebanon’s Reagan Murdoch is fouled by Bethel Park’s Ella Sabatos during their WPIAL Class 6A semifinal on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022, at UMPC Events Center in Moon.
Trib 10 teams head to Hershey for PIAA championship games
March 23, 2022
Three boys and two girls WPIAL basketball teams saw their dreams of merging gold and chocolate together come to an end last week with a loss in the PIAA semifinals.

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Aliquippa’s Cameron Lindsey celebrates after defeating South Allegheny in a PIAA Class 3A state semifinal on Saturday, March 19, 2022, at Highlands High School.
Trib HSSN boys basketball state rankings for March 22, 2022
March 22, 2022
The stage is set for the final weekend of high school basketball in the 2022 season as the top 12 boys hoops teams descend on the Giant Center in Hershey in an attempt to win state gold.

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Payton List (left) and her Beaver teammates went 21-0 last season.
2022 WPIAL Class 4A softball preseason breakdown
March 21, 2022
Last spring was a celebration as district athletes returned to the diamonds after the 2020 season was canceled because of the covid-19 shutdowns.

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Blackhawk’s Jarrod Malagise drives in a run against Highlands during a WPIAL Class 4A quarterfinal on Monday, May 24, 2021, at Fox Chapel High School.
2022 WPIAL Class 4A baseball preseason breakdown
Last spring was a celebration as district athletes returned to the diamonds after the 2020 season was canceled because of covid-19 shutdowns.

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New Castle head coach Ralph Blundo greets Mike Wells as he exits their game against Aliquippa on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022, at Aliquippa High School.
Mike Wells shakes off sore elbow, leads New Castle to 1st PIAA finals since ’14
March 18, 2022
Mike Wells’ elbow was still hurting him, but that didn’t hide his happiness as New Castle fans rained Hershey’s Kisses on the Red Hurricanes’ postgame celebration.

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Bishop Canevin’s Trey Champine scores past Union defenders during the WPIAL Class A championship game on Thursday, March. 3, 2022, at Petersen Events Center.
Trib HSSN boys basketball state rankings for March 16, 2022
March 16, 2022
We have seen in the past, complete turmoil takes over this time of year when it comes to the state rankings with so many head-to-head clashes.

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New Castle’s Mike Graham drives past Gateway’s Michael Crawford during their WPIAL Class 5A semifinal on Monday, Feb. 28, 2022, at UMPC Events Center in Moon.
PIAA announces sites, times for Friday’s state basketball semifinals
The PIAA chose Norwin as host site for the rematch of New Castle and Gateway, one of two all-WPIAL pairings in the state basketball semifinals.

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New Castle’s Cahmari Perkins blocks the shot of Penn Hills’ Noah Barren during a PIAA Class 5A quarterfinal Tuesday at UPMC Events Center.
New Castle wins ‘fist fight’ over Penn Hills in low-scoring PIAA quarterfinal
How do you describe a game with more than a dozen blocks, more than two dozen turnovers, and the first team to score 40 points won?

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