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.

about 16 hours ago

 Pine-Richland quarterback Ben DiNucci returns this season for the Rams basketball team, alongside star freshman Phil Jurkovec.

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.

1 day 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.

2 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.

2 days ago

Basketball Box Scores: Dec. 20

Box scores from Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014

1 day 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.

3 days ago

Basketball Box Scores: Dec. 19

Box scores from Friday, Dec. 19, 2014

2 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.

4 days 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.

4 days 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.

4 days 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.

4 days 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.

4 days 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.

4 days 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.

4 days ago

North Xtra: Another hot start for North Allegheny basketball

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

4 days ago

East Xtra: Her 1,000th memorable moment

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

4 days ago

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

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

4 days ago

East Xtra: East Allegheny making major strides

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

4 days ago

Basketball Box Scores: Dec. 18

Box scores from Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014

3 days ago

Basketball Box Scores: Dec. 17

Box scores from Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014

3 days 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.

5 days ago

Hempfield defeats Allderdice

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

5 days ago

Basketball Box Scores: Dec. 16

Box scores from Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014

5 days 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.

6 days ago

Basketball Box Scores: Dec. 15

Box scores from Monday, Dec. 15, 2014

6 days 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.

1 week 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.

1 week ago

East Xtra: Valley takes wait/see attitude

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

1 week ago

East Xtra: Experience making Penn Hills a favorite

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

1 week ago

East Xtra: Woodland Hills looks for improvement

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

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week ago

North Xtra: Freshmen impressive in debuts

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

1 week ago

North Xtra: Hampton gets off to fast start

Depth, leadership helping to overcome the loss of Division I talent.

1 week ago

South Xtra: South Park experiences quite a start

The South Park High School boys basketball team had a memorable start to its season.

1 week ago

 Fox Chapel's Billy Urso drives past Allderdice player Alex Bell for two points in the second half at Allderdice.

Hampton's win ends New Castle's streak

Hampton finally got the best of rival New Castle Tuesday night, and, by doing so, ended the longest winning streak in the state.

1 week ago

 Bethel Park's Shannon Conley brings up the ball against Norwin's Dominique Petoch.

High school highlights: Belle Vernon tops Greensburg Salem

A couple of high-scoring standouts had themselves a duel Monday night, and the Leopards came out on top.

1 week ago

North Allegheny wins State College tournament

A balanced scoring effort lifted the Tigers to the State College tournament championship in a romp Saturday night.

2 weeks ago

 Ambridge’s Daylon Carter splits two Penn Hills defenders in a 70-60 win Friday at Mars.

Boys basketball highlights: Standout senior
 rescues Gateway

Daylon Harris’ two free throw with less than a second left helped Class AAAA contender Gateway avoid an upset against Knoch.

2 weeks ago

Girls basketball roundup: Vincetian wins clash of top teams

The Royals, the top-ranked team in Class A girls basketball, knocked off the top-ranked team in Class AA, Seton-LaSalle.

2 weeks ago

 Leading Hempfield high school's varsity boys basketball team will be:  Kason Harrell (32), Tony Pilato (42), Coach Bill Swan and Logan Swan (5).

Varisty Xtra: Spartan Effort -- Hempfield emerges as a power in Class AAAA

With talent, size and experience, this season could be the joy ride of a lifetime for Hempfield.

2 weeks ago

 Chartiers Valley's Matty McConnell passes in front of a Uniontown defender.

2014 Boys Basketball Preview: Class AAAA a 'title dearch' with long list of contenders in hunt

A look at the teams to beat and players to watch in Quad A.

2 weeks ago

 Roman Shell of Ambridge.

2014 Boys Basketball Preview: Bridge work ahead in Class AAA as Ambridge rates as team to beat

A look at the players to watch and teams to beat in Triple A.

2 weeks ago

 Aliquippa's Stephon McGinnis.

2014 Boys Basketball Preview: Power transfer in Class AA where Quips return to elite status

A look at the players to watch and teams to beat in Double A.

2 weeks ago

 Vincentian's Jameson Nee.

2014 Boys Basketball Preview: Points made, Vincentian takes to the offensive in Class A

A look at the players to watch and teams to beat in Single A.

2 weeks ago

 Allderdice's James Jackson splits the Hamption defense of David Huber (left) and Collin Luther during their PIAA Class AAAA Boys Basketball playoff game at Obama Academy, Saturday, March 8, 2014.

2014 Boys Basketball Preview: On a roll -- 'Dice loaded for a run at retaining City title

A look at the players to watch and teams to beat in the City League.

2 weeks ago


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