Members of the Bishop Canevin girls volleyball team celebrate their victory in the PIAA Class A championship.

South/West Xtra: An emotional ride for Bishop Canevin volleyball

Battles with health, injuries didn’t derail the Crusaders’ journey to a PIAA gold medal.

4 days ago

PIAA girls volleyball: Historic crown for Bishop Canevin

The Crusaders won their first PIAA Class A championship Saturday with a victory against North Star.

1 week ago

Bishop Canevin eyes first PIAA girls volleyball championship

The Crusaders will face North Star in their first PIAA final appearance.

1 week ago

Shaler Area board approves new stadium track surface and turf

The district will add the project to a bond issue already approved to rebuild Rogers Primary School.

1 week ago

 Moon Area's Thomas Polster is among the top scorers coach Scott Kubatka likes to deploy on shorter shifts.

West Xtra: Moon hockey has its eye on the big prize

Tigers are off to a good start, but look to maintain that success all the way to the Penguins Cup.

1 week ago

West Xtra: West Allegheny alumnus new wrestling coach

Ron Tarquinio takes over for Mike Johnson, who will stay on as an assistant coach.

1 week ago

North Xtra: North Allegheny, Freeport come up short

Both teams swept in quarterfinal round of the PIAA volleyball playoffs.

1 week ago

 Dane Johnson is Valley's new wrestling coach.

North/East Xtra: Former Shady Side standout takes over at Valley

Dane Johnson hired to turn Vikings’ wrestling program around.

1 week ago

 Mt. Lebanon wrestling coach Bill Lewis, left, is stepping down and turning the program over to his assistant coach Marc Allemang, right.

South Xtra: Wrestling coach forced to step down at Mt. Lebanon

Bill Lewis turns over program to assistant Marc Allemang due to medical condition.

1 week ago

 Justin Hummert and the rest of his Serra Catholic teammates will need to step up in the absence of leading scorer Roman Kraemer.

South/East Xtra: Only suspension can slow Serra Catholic standout

Roman Kraemer is off to a blazing start with hockey team, but must sit out now and wait for hearing.

1 week ago

South Xtra: WPIAL champ Baldwin loses in semifinals

Girls volleyball team wins first two sets, but loses next three to exit PIAA tournament.

1 week ago

 Greensburg Central Catholic's Mikayla Bisignani led the team with 25 kills in a 3-2 loss against Cochranton in the PIAA playoffs.

East Xtra: Greensburg Central Catholic falls short of goal

Girls volleyball team bumped from playoffs, fails to defend PIAA Class A title.

1 week ago

Volleyball: Bishop Canevin earns trip to Class A championship

The WPIAL champion two of the past three years will face District 5 champion North Star in the title match at 11 a.m. Saturday.

1 week ago

High school volleyball roundup: Baldwin nabs PIAA Class AAA semifinal berth

The Fighting Highlanders move on to the last four for the second year in a row after sweeping Upper St. Clair in the quarterfinals.

2 weeks ago

North Xtra: Conservation of standout senior works for Freeport girls volleyball

Zoe Pawlak can do it all, but the Yellowjackets did their best to save her energy for the playoffs, and it paid off with a WPIAL title.

2 weeks ago

 Fox Chapel's Jenna Alexander, right, celebrates with teammate Megan McCrady in the team's WPIAL Class AAA field hockey championship last Tuesday against North Allegheny.

North Xtra: Dream scenario for Fox Chapel field hockey after winning WPIAL

The Foxes didn’t have nearly as fast of a turnaround this season after capturing their second Class AAA title in four years.

2 weeks ago

 Baldwin's Mallory O'Brien (17) sets the ball to Mackenzie Voelker (18) in the WPIAL Class AAA championship Saturday. Baldwin beat North Allegheny, 3-2.

South Xtra: Baldwin's Class AAA volleyball victory means even more to senior standout

The Highlanders also won the WPIAL a season ago, but this finish was especially sweet for Mackenzie Voelker.

2 weeks ago

 Serra Catholic's Lauren Kolenick bumps a ball in a loss to Greensburg Central Catholic in the WPIAL Class A consolation match.

East Xtra: Class A field proves to be a close call

Evenly matched Greensburg Central Catholic and Serra Catholic fall in WPIAL playoffs.

2 weeks ago

 Ellis School's Charlotte Forsythe, left, tries to get the ball away from Shady Side Academy's Abigail Busis during the WPIAL AA field hockey championship last Tuesday at North Allegheny. Ellis School won the game 1-0.

East Xtra: Defense keys Ellis School's run to Class AA field hockey title

Sophie Ogot doesn’t show up on the score sheet of a 1-0 win against Shady Side Academy, but the Tigers needed her hard work on defense.

2 weeks ago

 Bishop Canevin's Riana Conway bumps a ball as teammate Katie Kelsch (1) looks on in their team's 3-2 win against Shenango in the WPIAL Class A championship.

West/South Xtra: Experience helps Bishop Canevin win it all in Class A volleyball

The Crusaders also benefited from the return of senior Erin Cunningham, who was happy to come back sooner than expected from injury.

2 weeks ago

North Allegheny advances, 3-0, in PIAA girls volleyball playoffs

The Tigers advanced out of the first round with a victory against District 6 winner State College.

2 weeks ago

Baldwin wins WPIAL Class AAA girls volleyball championship

Highlanders defeat North Allegheny; Freeport (AA), Bishop Canevin (A) also prevail.

3 weeks ago

Vincentian Academy’s Abdalah wins third consecutive cross country crown

Royals junior Marianne Abdalah is now 3 for 3 in taking home PIAA Class A cross country championships.

3 weeks ago

Fox Chapel tennis duo takes PIAA Class AAA doubles title

Laurel Shymansky and Amanda Nord win the state doubles final in their second appearance, beating Tina Li and Ashley Huang of North

3 weeks ago

High school girls volleyball: Baldwin, NA roll to wins; set up Class AAA rematch in final

Freeport and West Shamokin will meet in the Class AA final, while Bishop Canevin will take on Shenango in Class A.

3 weeks ago

 Peters Township's Nick Wolk finishes first with a time of 16:12 at the WPIAL Class AAA boys cross country championships last week at Cooper's Lake Campground.

South Xtra: Strong finish helps Peters Township senior win title

Nick Wolk uses big kick to earn WPIAL Class AAA cross country championship.

3 weeks ago

 Upper St. Clair's Charlotte Madson gained entry into the PIAA tournament due to an injury to Franklin Regional's Natalia Perry.

South Xtra: Upper St. Clair senior headed to states

Charlotte Madson gets unexpected surprise and will compete in PIAA Class AAA tennis championships.

3 weeks ago

South Xtra: New coach begins rebuilding process at Baldwin

Rudy Nesbitt is let go at Thomas Jefferson, but hired to turn around wrestling program with Highlanders.

3 weeks ago

 Oakland Catholic's Lauren Finikiotis wins the WPIAL Class AAA girls cross country championship with a time of 19:06 last week at Cooper's Lake Campground.

East Xtra: Conditions perfect for Oakland Catholic junior

Lauren Finikiotis takes advantage of wind, hills to capture WPIAL Class AAA girls cross country championship.

3 weeks ago

 Franklin Regional's Natalia Perry was forced to withdraw from the PIAA tournament due to injury.

East Xtra: Injury forces Franklin Regional senior out of tournament

Natalia Perry suffers another setback and misses PIAA singles tournament.

3 weeks ago

 Beaver Falls' Domenic Peretta won the WPIAL Class A boys cross country championship last week with a time of 16:15 at Cooper's Lake Campground.

West Xtra: Beaver Falls runner gets plenty of congratulations

Dom Peretta captures second WPIAL Class A cross country championship in a row.

3 weeks ago

West Xtra: Beaver Area's Taylor faces daunting task

WPIAL Class AA champion looks to capture elusive PIAA championship.

3 weeks ago

 Vincentian Academy's Marianne Abdalah wins her third consecutive WPIAL Class A girls cross country championship last week.

North Xtra: North Allegheny boys continue to dominate

Cross country team wins 11th WPIAL title in a row; North Xtra teams shine at Cooper’s Lake.

3 weeks ago

North/West Xtra: Sewickley Academy, North Allegheny win titles

Both teams breeze to PIAA golf championships; Sewickley takes Class AA boys, NA captures Class AAA girls.

3 weeks ago

 WPIAL champion Anna Li of North Allegheny has her eyes on a possible rematch with Shady Side Academy's Ananya Dua in the PIAA tournament.

North Xtra: Loss in final motivates Shady Side senior

Ananya Dua ready for possible rematch against North Allegheny’s WPIAL champion Anna Li.

3 weeks ago

 Ellis School's Olivia Simon celebrates with teammate Angelina Scheuermann after winning the WPIAL Class AA field hockey title Tuesday night.

Foxes keep streak alive after winning 2nd title

Sophomores Paige Ryan and Abby Pitcairn each scored second-half goals to lift Fox Chapel to 2-0 victory against North Allegheny in the

3 weeks ago

North Allegheny wins third consecutive Class AAA PIAA girls tennis title

The Tigers took home their fourth PIAA title, but also became the first to do so three years in a row.

4 weeks ago

 Peters Township's Nick Wolk finishes first with a time of 16:12 during the WPIAL Boys AAA Cross Country Championship at Cooper's Lake Campground Thursday, October 29, 2015.

WPIAL cross country: North Allegheny's balance pays off

Boys win 11th AAA title in a row, but Peters Township’s Nick Wolk races off with the individual title.

1 month ago

West Xtra: It's tough to single out Beaver Area's success

Girls tennis team knows its strength and needs help from doubles in the PIAA tournament.

1 month ago

 New Brighton's Maya Watkins scored 52 goals this season to finish second in the WPIAL behind only Greensburg Central Catholic's Bailey Cartwright with 70.

West Xtra: Standout leads New Brighton into the postseason

Senior Maya Watkins helps turn around girls soccer team.

1 month ago

North Xtra: Shady Side settles for second place again

Girls tennis team falls to nemesis North Allegheny in WPIAL final, turns to PIAA tournament for redemption.

1 month ago

 South Fayette coach Scott Sundgren on officiating discrepancies: “Boys are not called for double touches as much because of their athleticism. They get the benefit of the doubt. Girls get called for double touches much more than the boys.”

North/South/East/West Xtra: Area volleyball coaches sound off

A few subjects stand out as coaches respond to a Post-Gazette questionnaire.

1 month ago

South Xtra: Mt. Lebanon has been down this road before

Just like last year, girls tennis team heads to PIAA tournament after a consolation victory.

1 month ago

South Xtra: Young Peters Township off to good start

Strong development program has hockey team cautiously optimistic.

1 month ago