Tag: Penn Hills

Referee David Jaap gets ready for the opening tip between Thomas Jefferson’s Allie Wilson and Penn Hills’ Egypt Coleman to start a WPIAL Class 5A preliminary round playoff game Feb. 16.
Penn Hills girls show resolve in close loss to top seed
February 25, 2024
Penn Hills girls basketball coach Robert Cash thought his team deserved better than being seeded 17th in the WPIAL Class 5A playoffs. But the Indians were forced into a preliminary round game against Thomas Jefferson, which they won, 59-43.

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Penn Hills’ Robert Thomas (5) scores on a pull-up jumper against North Hills in the 2023 WPIAL Class 5A semifinals.
Penn Hills boys get glimpse of bright future in playoff loss
Penn Hills senior guard Robby Thomas wanted to find the right mental space for playing against rival Gateway in the first round of the WPIAL Class 5A postseason. The defending WPIAL champion Indians came into this postseason as a younger team that had something to prove.

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Fox Chapel’s Jefferson Moorefield-Brown grabs a rebound over Shaler’s Brandon London and Keegan Smetahka Friday, Feb. 9, 2024 at Fox Chapel Area High School.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Feb. 19, 2024: Opening round of basketball playoffs continues
February 18, 2024
It’s Day 3 of the opening round of the WPIAL basketball playoffs with boys Class 5A and 3A, along with girls Class A first-round contests taking center stage.

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Penn Hills’ Milani Oliver (11) scored 15 points in Monday’s regular-season finale.
Trib HSSN girls basketball team of the week for Feb. 18, 2024
Trib HSSN girls basketball team of the week: Penn Hills Indians

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Penn Hills Hannah Pugliese is a member of the 2023-24 girls basketball team.
Penn Hills senior celebrates 1,000-point milestone, playoff return
Hannah Pugliese didn’t want to think about the chase for 1,000 points. Until about midway through this season, the Penn Hills girls basketball team senior didn’t think it was possible anyway.

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Penn Hills’ Robert Thomas finishes a breakaway dunk during a victory over Gateway last season.
Penn Hills notebook: Fate brings Indians, Gateway together again
The Penn Hills and Gateway boys basketball programs may have been separated when the WPIAL realigned the sections, but the neighbors and rivals still found that fate couldn’t keep the pair apart.

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Referee David Jaap gets ready for the opening tip between Thomas Jefferson’s Allie Wilson and Penn Hills’ Egypt Moore-Coleman to start a WPIAL Class 5A preliminary round playoff game Friday.
Penn Hills starts, finishes strong in Class 5A win over Thomas Jefferson
February 16, 2024
Penn Hills played a picture-perfect road game in the first half Friday on opening night of the WPIAL girls basketball playoffs at Thomas Jefferson.

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Penn Hills’ Robert Thomas (5) scores during the Indians’ PIAA playoff game against DuBois last season.
                                Andrew Palla | For TribLive
Penn Hills notebook: Wrestlers look to advance to WPIAL tournament
February 11, 2024
Jeremy Packer is eager to see how the Penn Hills wrestling team will handle the section qualifiers. The Indians didn’t have anyone make the WPIAL Class 3A tournament last season, but have several prospects who could make the leap this year.

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Mike Darnay | Mon Valley Independent
                                Penn Hills’ Hannah Pugliese defends McKeesport’s Malina Boord during a WPIAL Class 5A playoff game last season.
Penn Hills girls look to fine-tune game heading into playoffs
Making adjustments late in the season has served the Penn Hills girls basketball team well.

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                                Serra Catholic swimmer Emily Ruperto is a Penn Hills resident.
Nothing slows Serra Catholic freshman, even her school’s lack of a swim team
February 4, 2024
Emily Ruperto enjoys the satisfaction of finding a way to self-motivate while competing for Serra Catholic in swimming.

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