Stu Lyon, left, speaks with other Fox Chapel staff members before a recent game.

Former Fox Chapel standout Stu Lyon battles personal demons on road to recovery

Stu Lyon was a star of Fox Chapel’s 1977 state champ basketball team. He’s faced difficult times, but is back as a coach at his alma mater.

about 17 hours ago

Varsity Xtra: QBs make the switch to basketball in a hurry

Three quarterbacks who played in state championship football games made a quick transition to the basketball court.

about 17 hours ago

 North Allegheny's Meg Morningstar is a Notre Dame recruit.

High School Athletes of the Week: Meg Morningstar & Dane Jackson

North Allegheny’s Meg Morningstar and Cornell’s Dane Jackson earn weekly recognition.

1 day ago

 Norwin’s Peyton Deri, left, and Logan Deri defend Latrobe’s Matt Dragan in a WPIAL Class AAAA Section 1 game Tuesday. Latrobe won, 72-63.

High school basketball highlights: Upper St. Clair rallies to stun Chartiers Valley

Marcus McGinniss leads Upper St. Clair to a 68-64 win at Class AAAA No. 2 Chartiers Valley in Section 4.

2 days ago

North Xtra: 'Paper' Quaker Valley winning on court, too

Quakers looked good before the season and proving looks aren't deceiving.

2 days ago

East Xtra: Greensburg CC follows successful plan

Centurions face tough battle in quest for another section title in basketball.

2 days ago

 Bethel Park's Cailey Klink, left, tries to stop Norwin's Amanda Batey from scoring during a non-section game earlier this month. Norwin won, 52-50.

East Xtra: Norwin girls winning the close ones

Knights are coming through at crunch time to win tight decisions.

2 days ago

West Xtra: Ambridge girls impressive in early going

A 7-2 start to the season, including a 3-0 mark in Section 2-AAA, has the Ambridge girls basketball team thinking big.

2 days ago

Basketball Box Scores: Dec. 23

Box scores from Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014

2 days ago

 Our Lady of the Sacred Heart's Heidi Langhorst tries to steal the ball from Carlynton's Jordan Melko during an OLSH victory Monday night.

Greensburg Salem's Oberdorf shatters scoring record

Claire Oberdorf set a school record by scoring 49 points and Greensburg Salem cruised to a 75-34 victory against Derry.

3 days ago

 In this video screenshot, Jack Gallagher, 13, sits with NBA star Chris Paul in the Los Angeles Clippers’ locker room in Detroit. Mr. Paul’s game shoes bear the initials of Jack’s late mother, Lisa.

NBA star Chris Paul sees video plea, helps ease Erie teen's grief over mom’s death

Jack Gallagher, a 13-year-old from Erie, Pa., caught the attention of his NBA ’hero’ with a homemade video.

4 days ago

Basketball Box Scores: Dec. 22

Box scores from Monday, Dec. 22, 2014

3 days ago

 Freshman standout Phil Jurkovec is having a fine debut season at Pine-Rixchland.

High school notebook: Pine-Richland freshman is WPIAL's next star

Pine-Richland freshman Phil Jurkovec could be the next big thing in two sports.

5 days ago

West Mifflin edges rival Steel Valley, 70-69

Tony Hill makes two free throws with 26 seconds left to lift West Mifflin to a 70-69 Class AAA Section 3 victory against Steel Valley.

6 days ago

 Bishop Canevin’s Mitch King, left, battles for the ball with Washington’s Dequay Isbell Friday at Bishop Canevin. Canevin rallied for a 65-55 victory.

High school basketball highlights: North Allegheny rolls over Gateway with Constantino’s 37

Surging North Allegheny, powered by Cole Constantino’s 37 points, rolled to a 90-76 win against Gateway.

6 days ago

Basketball Box Scores: Dec. 20

Box scores from Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014

5 days ago

 Vincentian's Sarah Marusic, left, guards  St. Joseph's Lizzy Celko Thursday night at Vincentian.

High school highlights: Milestone win for Blackhawk star

Standout guard Chassidy Omogrosso surpassed 2,000 career points in the Cougars' victory against Ellwood City.

1 week ago

Basketball Box Scores: Dec. 19

Box scores from Friday, Dec. 19, 2014

6 days ago

West Xtra: Canevin shows major progress on the basketball court

Bishop Canevin won only four games last season in boys basketball; the Crusaders matched that figure in its first four this season.

1 week ago

 Beaver Falls' Donovan Jeter, a 6-foot-5 sophomore, shown scoring against Mars Area during a game last season, is one of the Tigers' top offensive threats.

West Xtra: Beaver Falls basketball coach holds great expectations

Beaver Falls has stepped up to Class AAA competition this season but that hasn’t lowered the expectations of coach Doug Biega.

1 week ago

 Ali Goetz, a 5-foot-8 senior, guarded by Hampton's Amanda Reese, left, and Jada Alim during a game last season, is a returning starter for Mars.

North Xtra: Mars builds around experienced nucleus

Planets won't hold anything back with three four-year starters.

1 week ago

South Xtra: Seton-LaSalle off to surprising fast start

After losing its top three players from its WPIAL championship team, Seton-LaSalle was expected to take a step back this season. Not so.

1 week ago

South Xtra: In early going, West Mifflin basketball takes on identity of a winner

West Mifflin boys basketball coach Lance Maha is pleased with his team’s early-season results.

1 week ago

 Madison Serio Averaged 11.1 points per game last season for the Upper St. Clair girls basketball team.

South Xtra: Experienced lineup greets new Upper St. Clair coach

A new coach is hoping for even better results for the Upper St. Clair girls basketball team.

1 week ago

 Allderdice junior Tim Jackson drives through Fox Chapel's defense to score the first two points of a game in a non-league victory for the Dragons on their home court.

East Xtra: Allderdice off to a strong start

Dragons preparing for another deep run into the boys basketball postseason.

1 week ago

North Xtra: Another hot start for North Allegheny basketball

Senior guard Cole Constantino leading the way as Tigers storm to top of standings.

1 week ago

East Xtra: Her 1,000th memorable moment

Greensburg Salem's Claire Oberdorf makes it a family affair as she scores her milestone point.

1 week ago

East Xtra: Burrell shows improvement in coach's second season

Team off to strong start as it works to develop more depth.

1 week ago

East Xtra: East Allegheny making major strides

Strong group of talented freshmen helping to turn things around in new section.

1 week ago

Basketball Box Scores: Dec. 18

Box scores from Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014

1 week ago

Basketball Box Scores: Dec. 17

Box scores from Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014

1 week ago

 Pine-Richland's  Paul Nussbaum shot is swatted away by North Allegheny's Keegan Phillips as the Tigers'  Ethan Maenza looks on.

North Allegheny rally turns tale

Bang, bang, bang. Three 3-pointers in 70 seconds turned the game  around, and North Allegheny went on to edge host Pine-Richland, 76-74.

1 week ago

Hempfield defeats Allderdice

The top-ranked Class AAAA team in the WPIAL took on the No. 1 team in the City League Tuesday.

1 week ago

Basketball Box Scores: Dec. 16

Box scores from Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014

1 week ago

 Mt. Lebanon's Maura Wallace gets a face-full of the arm of Baldwin's Amanda Wood as she takes a shot while being trailed by Baldwin's Amanda Larkin Monday at Mt. Lebanon.

High school basketball highlights: Pine-Richland girls hand rival North Allegheny 1st loss

Unranked Pine-Richland girls basketball team upsets fourth-ranked North Allegheny, 66-58.

1 week ago

Basketball Box Scores: Dec. 15

Box scores from Monday, Dec. 15, 2014

1 week ago

Basketball Box Scores: Dec. 13

Box scores from Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014

1 week ago

 Freeport's Zoe Sollis, center, looks to shoot against East Allegheny Thursday night.

High school highlights: No. 1 Blackhawk wins big

A halftime lead turned into a rout for the Cougars against Beaver.

2 weeks ago

Basketball Box Scores: Dec. 12

Box scores from Friday, Dec. 12, 2014

1 week ago

Basketball Box Scores: Dec. 11

Box scores from Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014

1 week ago

 Jeannette's Julian Batts battles for possession against Serra Catholic's Tyler Grebur during a game last season. Batts is a senior for the Jayhawks.

East Xtra: Jeannette appears to be a prime contender in WPIAL

Boys basketball team looking to duplicate success of football team after dropping to Class A.

2 weeks ago

East Xtra: Valley takes wait/see attitude

Vikings off to strong start, but hope to avoid collapse of last season.

2 weeks ago

East Xtra: Experience making Penn Hills a favorite

With four starters back, girls basketball team has plenty of reason for optimism.

2 weeks ago

East Xtra: Woodland Hills looks for improvement

Wolverines hoping experience, hard work pay off with winning season.

2 weeks ago

West Xtra: Warriors aren't facing panic mode

Although they lost their first two games of the basketball season, the Central Valley Warriors know it’s not time to panic.

2 weeks ago

West Xtra: Cornell dealing well with adversity

Missing its head coach and a few players, the Cornell boys basketball team splits its first two games.

2 weeks ago

 Avonworth's Mackenzie Mayernik, left, tries to stop Carlynton's Conor Richardson during a game last season.

West Xtra: Carlynton girls looking like contenders

Off to a 3-0 start, the Carlynton girls basketball team has some big plans this season.

2 weeks ago

North Xtra: Freshmen impressive in debuts

Young players adding a lot of talent to North Xtra boys basketball teams.

2 weeks ago


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