Varsity Xtra: Streaking Quaker Valley ready for hockey showdown with Erie Cathedral Prep

Since losing to Hempfield in the second game of the season, Quaker Valley has been virtually unbeatable.

2 days ago

Franklin Regional reigns in Section 1 wrestling

WPIAL section tournaments: Second-ranked Panthers record five pins in championship match against No. 2 Latrobe.

3 days ago

 North Allegheny's Layne Skundrich defeats South Allegheny's Seth Hitchens, 1-0, in the Allegheny County Tournament finals last Saturday at Fox Chapel.

North Xtra: Team effort helps North Allegheny to title

Despite missing three starters, Tigers' wrestling team rolls to Allegheny County tournament championship.

3 days ago

North Xtra: Shady Side primed for run at Class AA title.

Returning PIAA qualifiers have girls swim team a favorite.

3 days ago

North Xtra: Players are stepping up for Mars

Despite missing players to amateur teams, Planets' hockey team is cruising along.

3 days ago

South Xtra: South Allegheny ties records at meet

Two advance to finals at Allegheny County Wrestling Championships.

3 days ago

 Matt Freed /Post-Gazette February 14, 2013  Deer Lakes' Thomas Lisowski fights for the puck against Thomas Jefferson's Tommy Kimmick last season. Kimmick is a senior captain and first-line center for the Jaguars.

South Xtra: Thomas Jefferson enjoying roller-coaster ride

Hockey team still solid despite youth on its roster.

3 days ago

 Hempfield's Fred Mantsch, right, defeated Robert Emmon of Admiral Farragut (Fla.), 5-1, in the semifinals of the Powerade Christmas Tournament Dec. 30 at Canon-McMillan.

East Xtra: Injuries slow Hempfield standout

Fred Mantsch is a top 220-pound wrestler when not battling injuries.

3 days ago

East Xtra: Depleted roster cools off Hempfield

Spartans' hockey team focusing on getting healthy to regain surge.

3 days ago

 Montour’s Zack Jablonski, left, defeated Keystone Oaks’ Joe Kazales in the Allegheny County Tournament finals last Saturday at Fox Chapel.

West Xtra: Montour wrestler No. 1

Zack Jablonski captures his first Allegheny County wrestling championship in the 285-pound bracket.

3 days ago

West Xtra: Improved Beaver feeding off youth

Experience paying off as hockey team continues to improve.

3 days ago

 Hempfield swimmer Justin Katchur puts his arm around Cole Stinebiser as they wait to swim the 200-yard medley relay Wednesday — a relay that went without an anchor leg in memory of Judson Shiffler, who died Dec. 30.

Hempfield swimmer Judson Shiffler gone, but not forgotten

The Hempfield swim team tries to move on, but also keep alive the memory of its late captain, Judson Shiffler.

1 week ago

North Hills wrestler Gage Curry earns 3-peat

At least one of the Saturday’s champions at the Allegheny County Tournament is already looking ahead to trying to do it again next year.

1 week ago

 Peters Township's Brady Cochrane has scored seven goals to go along with 10 assists in the Indians' first 13 games.

Hockey notebook: Peters Township reloads, grabs lead in PIHL Class AAA race

Peters Township was supposed to have a challenging road coming into the season as defending Pennsylvania Cup champion.

1 week ago

 Jake Wentzel of South Park, on top, on his way to a technical fall in the 152 pound match against Christian Dedi of South Fayette.

Shaler win forges 3-way section tie

Shaler wrestlers nip Fox Chapel to forge three-way tie for first in Class AAA section 3B.

1 week ago

South Xtra: South Fayette's Walker pursues a county wrestling title

South Fayette’s Jared Walker has three WPIAL titles to his credit, but he has never won an Allegheny County championship.

1 week ago

East Xtra: Oakland Catholic gets 'new' coach

Mercy McCarthy returns for her third stint as swimming and diving coach.

1 week ago

East Xtra: Burrell's Beattie having quite a season

Since recovering from injury, 285-pound wrestler has been nearly unbeatable.

1 week ago

West Xtra: West Allegheny prevails at MAC wrestling tourney

Led by eight finalists, West Allegheny ran away with the team title at the Midwestern Athletic Conference wrestling tournament.

1 week ago

 Moon's Luke Euston carries the puck up ice during a game against Shaler earlier this season.

West Xtra: Moon hockey teamreadies for a run at Penguins Cup

After a torrid 6-0 start to the season, Moon is trying to return to that dominating edge in PIHL Class AA hockey.

1 week ago

 North Allegheny's Zach Smith, top, wrestling Norwin's Drew Phipps in a match last season, is the top seed at 195 pounds in the Allegheny County tournament.

North Xtra: County wrestling tournament a major test

North Allegheny is the favorite, but plenty of others will make some noise.

1 week ago

 Central Catholic’s Vincenzo Joseph, top, won the 106-pound Allegheny County Tournament title in 2012, placed second at 120 in 2013, won again last year at 138 and is now competing at 152.

Tournament at Fox Chapel a 'celebration' of wrestling

A plethora of the area's top grapplers will be showcased at the Allegheny County Tournament this weekend.

1 week ago

High school wrestling: Rematches go same way

Latrobe’s Luke Pletcher and Hempfield’s Sam Krivus took home championships against familiar opponents at Franklin Regional.

1 week ago

 Franklin Regional wrestlers, from left to right, Spencer Lee, Josh Shields, Michael Kemerer and Devin Brown.

Grappling with success: WPIAL still a wrestling hotbed

Three athletes from the WPIAL are ranked among the top 15 in the country while others from district schools have signed with major colleges.

2 weeks ago

 Bethel Park's Chris Pauly, top, pins Peters Townships Jacob Reardon in a meeting of powers in Section 2.

Peters Township wins by taking final three pins

Peters Township rallied to record a 33-31 victory by taking pins in the final three matches against visiting Bethel Park.

2 weeks ago

North Xtra: Butler, Seneca Valley compete in Tri-County

Butler County wrestling teams felt left out with no tournament to call its own.

2 weeks ago

North Xtra: Deer Lakes enjoying turnaround

"Defense first" attitude has hockey team near the top of Class A standings.

2 weeks ago

 Bethel Park's Tyler Kruszewski ranks among the leading scorers for the Black Hawks with 15 points in 13 games this season.

South Xtra: Bethel Park winning on ice using old formula

Bethel Park’s hockey team is using a tried and true system to rate as a PIHL contender once again.

2 weeks ago

South Xtra: Upper St. Clair boys are threat to win WPIAL swim title

With a strong senior class serving as the nucleus, the Upper St. Clair boys swimming team rates as a strong contender for WPIAL honors.

2 weeks ago

East Xtra: Franklin Regional swimming in deep end

Plenty of potential for both boys and girls teams.

2 weeks ago

East Xtra: Franklin Regional retains Powerade title

Panthers top 48-team field with narrow victory against team from California.

2 weeks ago

West Xtra: West Allegheny rates as favorite to win MAC wrestling title

Defending champion West Allegheny will send another strong contingent to the Midwestern Athletic Conference wrestling tournament.

2 weeks ago

 Latrobe's Luke Pletcher and Derry's George Phillippi have become rivals

PIAA champs in match No. 3?

The Westmoreland County Coaches tournament this weekend may feature a bout between Latrobe's Luke Pletcher and Derry's George Phillippi.

2 weeks ago

 Thomas Jefferson’s Casey Bilski, left, and McDowell’s Dan Smith fight for the puck Dec. 4 in Bethel Park.

Varsity Xtra: High costs check hockey's growth

While hockey's growth continues unabated, its financial burden for schools makes it unlikely it will become a PIAA-sanctioned sport.

3 weeks ago

Three wrestlers win third Powerade Christmas Tournament titles

Franklin Regional teammates Michael Kemerer and Josh Shields and Latrobe’s Luke Pletcher take home their third career titles.

3 weeks ago

West Xtra: Blackhawk enjoying its break

Time off helps team mend and continue its winning ways.

3 weeks ago

 Butler assistant wrestling coach Fred Powell coached at Slippery Rock University from 1967-91 and is now helping out the Golden Tornado wrestlers.

North/South/East/West Xtra: Success with an assist

Former head wrestling coaches lending their support to help teams flourish.

3 weeks ago

East Xtra: Struggling Norwin adjusting

Hockey team off to slow start under new coach, new system.

3 weeks ago

Experience at Worlds shapes three area wrestlers

Wrestlers from Jefferson-Morgan, Franklin Regional and Belle Vernon will compete in the FILA Cadet World Championships in Slovakia this

3 weeks ago


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