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 Ralph Blundo, coach of undefeated WPIAL and PIAA boys basketball champion New Castle, meets former world heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson before the Pirates-Brewers game Thursday at PNC Park.

High School notebook: Pirates latest to tout champs

Ralph Blundo emerged from the Pirates dugout moments after posing for a photo with a well-built, hard-looking man who had a tattoo on his

about 8 hours ago


 Charter schools such as Lincoln Park could be in trouble athletically if the PIAA forces top players like Elijah Minnie to compete for their home public school districts.

Charter schools targeted by PIAA

The PIAA may ask for charter school athletics reform, which would have sweeping effects on the boys basketball landscape in the state.

2 days ago


 Plum High School's Nolan Cressler will transfer from Cornell to Vanderbilt.

Vanderbilt next stop for Plum's Cressler

Former Plum High School standout Nolan Cressler opts for Vanderbilt after deciding to transfer from Cornell after two years.

5 days ago


Roundball Classic Box Scores

Box scores from Saturday, April 12, 2014

1 week ago


WPIAL Hall of Fame Class of 2014 announced

Fifteen individuals, including Blackhawk's Dante Calabria, and two teams will be inducted into the WPIAL Hall of Fame June 6.

1 week ago


Hampton, New Castle stars unite on all-star team

Rivals for the past three years, basketball standouts Ryan Luther and Malik Hooker will team up Saturday in the annual Roundball Classic.

1 week ago


West Xtra: Fabulous Five girls high school basketball all-stars

The Post-Gazette scholastic sports staff selects the area's top girls high school basketball players.

1 week ago


South Xtra: Fabulous Five girls basketball all-stars

The Post-Gazette scholastic sports staff selects the area's top girls high school basketball players.

1 week ago


South Xtra: Fabulous Five boys high school basketball all-stars

The Post-Gazette scholastic sports staff selects the area's top boys high school basketball players.

1 week ago


East Xtra: Fabulous Five basketball all-stars

The Post-Gazette's scholastic sports staff selects the area's top five girls high school basketball players.

1 week ago


East Xtra: Fabulous Five basketball all-stars

The Post-Gazette's scholastic sports staff selects the area's top five boys high school basketball players.

1 week ago


North Xtra: Fabulous Five basketball all-stars

The Post-Gazette's scholastic sports staff selects the area's top five girls high school basketball players.

1 week ago


North Xtra: Fabulous Five basketball all-stars

The Post-Gazette's scholastic sports staff selects the area's top five boys high school basketball players.

1 week ago


2013-2014 Boys Basketball Fabulous 5 and All-League Teams

About the teams: The Post-Gazette Fabulous Five and the WPIAL and City League All-Star teams were selected by the Post-Gazette scholastic

2 weeks ago


2013-2014 Girls Basketball Fabulous 5 and All-League Teams

About the teams: The Post-Gazette Fabulous Five and the WPIAL and City League All-Star teams were selected by the Post-Gazette scholastic

2 weeks ago


2013-2014 Boys Basketball All-Section Teams

About the teams: All-section teams were selected by section coaches. WPIAL and City League coaches were asked to pick a six-player team in

2 weeks ago


2013-2014 Girls Basketball All-Section Teams

About the teams: All-section teams were selected by section coaches. WPIAL and City League coaches were asked to pick a six-player team in

2 weeks ago


2013-14 Girls Coach of the Year:Steve Lodovico / Blackhawk

A starting guard on PIAA championship teams in 1995 and 1996, Steve Lodovico knew what it felt like to win a title at Blackhawk.

2 weeks ago


 From left to right, Erin Mathias of Fox Chapel, Sydney Bordonaro of Burrell, Brenna Wise of Vincentian, Yacine Diop of Seton-LaSalle and Chassidy Omogrosso of Blackhawk.

2013-14 girls fabulous 5 - No stopping them

The Post-Gazette presents the year's top basketball players.

2 weeks ago


 From left to right, Malik Hooker of New Castle, Ryan Luther of Hampton, Maverick Rowan of Lincoln Park, D.J. Porter of Obama Academy and Kason Harrell of Hempfield.

2013-14 boys fabulous 5 - Full house of talent

The Post-Gazette presents the year's top basketball players.

2 weeks ago


2013-14 Boys Coach of the Year: Ralph Blundo / New Castle

New Castle made history this season, becoming the first WPIAL boys team in 31 years to go through a basketball season undefeated.

2 weeks ago


Pennsylvania sports writers release all-state basketball teams

Local players nearly swept the all-state MVP awards, with winners in six of the eight classifications coming from the WPIAL.

2 weeks ago


High school notebook: Woodland Hills sophomore rising up baseball ranks

Jake Jessell, already committed to play at Pitt, is a rare standout on the diamond for a football power, but he's on the national radar.

2 weeks ago


 Moon basketball coach Jeff Ackermann led the Tigers to three consecutive WPIAL championships before a few tough seasons.

High school notebook: Moon boys coach ousted after string of down years

Three-time WPIAL champion coach Jeff Ackermann appears to be done at Moon following a rough patch the past few seasons.

2 weeks ago


Girls coach says he was forced out by Upper St. Clair

Ernie Koontz, who coached for 29 seasons at the school, says he was given a choice -- retire or resign.

3 weeks ago


 New Castle high school coach Ralph Blundo speaks to hundreds of fans Thursday after a parade to honor the team's state championship win.

New Castle celebrates its state championship basketball team

The Red Hurricanes' 31-0 season inspired their hometown with a simple message: "Greatness can happen here if you just believe it."

3 weeks ago


North Xtra: The Bradleys celebrate notable year

Top performances from the North Xtra area recognized with coveted award.

3 weeks ago


 Vincentian players celebrate their 58-34 victory against Old Forge in the PIAA Class A championship game at the Giant Center in Hershey.

North Xtra: Vincentian leaves no doubt who's No. 1

Loss in last year's championship motivates Royals to PIAA Class A championship.

3 weeks ago


 Maverick Rowan, second from right, holds the trophy after scoring 37 points in Lincoln Parks victory over MCSCS in the PIAA Championship game Friday in Hershey.

West Xtra: In a rare close game, Lincoln Park rises to the challenge, wins state title

Faced with a 16-point deficit in the first half, Lincoln Park responded in a positive manner to win the PIAA Class A championship.

3 weeks ago


 When the final buzzer sounded inside the Giant Center Saturday night, the Blackhawk players erupted in jubilation after defeating Archbishop Wood, 51-43, in the PIAA Class AAA championship game.

West Xtra: Blackhawk wins third state championship in convincing fashion

A determined Blackhawk team found a way to defeat a powerful opponent from outside of Philadelphia.

3 weeks ago


 Seton-LaSalle's Levi Masua can't hold back the tears after he and his teammates were presented with the runner-up silver medals after losing in the state title game.

South Xtra: Despite loss, Rebels team carves its niche

The Seton-LaSalle boys lost a heartbreaker in the PIAA Class AA title game, but the Rebels still left an impressive legacy.

3 weeks ago


South Xtra: The Bradleys celebrate notable year

When it comes to postseason awards, the Bradleys take a backseat to no one.

3 weeks ago


 Seton-LaSalle defeated Neumann Goretti in the PIAA Class AA championship game at the Giant Center in Hershey. The Rebels celebrate by showing off the state championship trophy, the net and a fairly large Hershey bar. From left,  Yacine Diop, left, Naje Gibson, Cassidy Walsh and Nicolete Newman.

South Xtra: Seton-LaSalle girls refuse to panic, rally to claim Class AA title

Seton-LaSalle kept its composure to defeat an undefeated opponent and win the PIAA Class AA championship.

3 weeks ago


 Arizona head coach Sean Miller, right, greets forward Aaron Gordon as he leaves the game during the second half of a third-round game in the NCAA tournament Sunday in San Diego. Arizona defeated Gonzaga, 84-61.

Western Pennsylvania basketball bursts onto state, national scene

On the college and high school fronts, it was a weekend to savor and remember for Western Pennsylvania.

3 weeks ago


 Lincoln Park Maverick Rowan, (second from right) holds the trophy after scoring 37 points as Lincoln Park beats Math, Civics & Science Charter, 70-66, in the PIAA Class A championship Friday at Giant Center in Hershey, Pa.

WPIAL hits on drive for five

New Castle, Lincoln Park, Blackhawk, Seton-LaSalle and Vincentian had a boys or girls team win a PIAA title over the weekend.

3 weeks ago


New Castle caps perfect season with PIAA Class AAAA title

The Red Hurricanes finished off a season for the ages with a 52-39 win against La Salle College High School Saturday night.

4 weeks ago


Blackhawk girls win first state title in 14 years

Chassidy Omogrosso scored a game-high 26 points as the Cougars used a 13-4 run in the third quarter to defeat Archbishop Wood, 51-43.

4 weeks ago


Seton-LaSalle misses buzzer-beater and falls to Constitution High, 61-59, in state title game

Seton-LaSalle was hoping to become only the third team from the WPIAL to sweep boys and girls state titles in the same year.

4 weeks ago


Basketball Box Scores Saturday March 22

Box scores from March. 22, 2014

4 weeks ago


Vincentian girls dominate Old Forge, 58-34, for state basketball title

The championship is the second in program history and first at the Class A level for Vincentian, which lost in the state match last season.

4 weeks ago


PIAA basketball roundup: Neumann-Goretti wins AAA crown in OT

Star guard Ja'Quan Newton, a Miami recruit, led Philadelphia power Neumann-Goretti past Susquehanna Township in the championship.

4 weeks ago


Lincoln Park knocks out big elephant for PIAA Class A crown

Maverick Rowan pours in 37 points and the Leopards rally with big fourth quarter to win first state title.

4 weeks ago


Basketball Box Scores Friday March 21

Box scores from March 21, 2014

4 weeks ago


After a year away, Seton-LaSalle wins another PIAA Class AA title

The Seton-LaSalle High School girls basketball team won a second state crown in three years, defeating Philadelphia Neumann-Goretti, 58-50.

4 weeks ago


 Yacine Diop hoists the WPIAL Class AA girls basketball trophy and teammate Naje Gibson displays the game ball as the Seton-LaSalle girls celebrate their championship earlier this month.

PIAA Basketball Championships: Rebels take shot at girl/boy sweep

Only twice has a WPIAL school won both the boys and girls state titles -- Seton-LaSalle has a chance to match that this weekend.

1 month ago


 Vincentian Academy's Brenna Wise covers Cardinal Wuerl North Catholics Paige Kizior, in the first half of a game in January.

PIAA Girls Basketball Championships: Royals return older, wiser

Vincentian, behind Brenna Wise, shoots for a title this weekend, as does Seton-LeSalle and Blackhawk.

1 month ago


 New Castle celebrated beating Hamption High School in the Boys WPIAL AAAA Basketball Championship at the Palumbo Center earlier this month, but they have loftier goals this weekend in Hershey -- a state title and a perfect season.

PIAA Boys Basketball Championships: Pursuit of perfection -- New Castle a win away

New Castle needs one more win for a perfect season; Seton-LaSalle and Lincoln Park also seeks titles.

1 month ago


PIAA Basketball Championship Lineups

TV: All games on PCN (Pennsylvania Cable Network)

1 month ago



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