Beaver Falls' Josh Creach, left, and Donovan Jeter, right.

WPIAL Boys Basketball Championships: Beaver Falls riding sophomores to final

Donovan Jeter and Josh Creach are a two-headed monster for the Tigers, a pair of 6-foot-5 forwards and the team’s top scorers and

about 7 hours ago

 Norwin's Amanda Batey drives against Bethel Park's Cailey Klink during a game on Dec. 08, 2014.

WPIAL Girls Basketball Championships: Norwin girls hoping for a banner season

Norwin will have a chance to make its own history Saturday when it plays in the WPIAL final for the first time, against Penn Hills.

about 7 hours ago

 Chartiers Valley's Matty McConnell, left, looks to pass down court against North Hills' Kindhal Taylor, right, during second half action at Moon Area High School on Feb 25, 2015.

WPIAL Boys Basketball Championships: Char Valley seeing mirror image in North Allegheny

You will be hard-pressed to find many championship games where two teams were so much alike.

about 7 hours ago

WPIAL Girls Basketball Championship: Penn Hills coach feeling like he's been here before

Twenty-eight years ago, John Tate lived through an unlikely playoff run as a player at Penn Hills. Now, he’s having a similar run as coach.

about 7 hours ago

South Xtra: West Mifflin's strong season derailed

A surprisingly successful season for West Mifflin came to an abrupt halt in the first round of the WPIAL playoffs.

about 7 hours ago

South Xtra: Tough schedule helped Monessen prepare for playoff run

The Monessen Greyhounds will play for the WPIAL Class A title tonight at the Petersen Events Center.

about 7 hours ago

 Bishop Canevin's Lauren Gamble is a freshman starter at point guard for the Crusaders.

South/West Xtra: Bishop Canevin girls stick to the plan, advance to WPIAL final

By following its coach’s game plan, the Bishop Canevin girls basketball team has reached the WPIAL Class AA title game.

about 7 hours ago

East Xtra: Obama Academy gets a chance at redemption

Boys basketball team gets opportunity to play again after losing in City League final.

about 7 hours ago

 Allderdice's Jordan Rawls puts up a shot against Obama Academy's Kenny Robinson Saturday afternoon in the City League championship at Petersen Events Center.

East Xtra: Allderdice prepares for 'third' season

City League title in tow, boys basketball team ready for PIAA playoffs.

about 7 hours ago

 Obama Academy's Dalaysia Askew drives against Allderdice's Mara Keen Saturday in the City League championship at Petersen Events Center.

East Xtra: Obama Academy completes City League domination

Girls basketball team finishes unbeaten against league teams en route to 66-38 win in championship.

about 7 hours ago

East Xtra: Jeannette rewarded for its uphill climb

Boys basketball team overcomes challenges to advance to WPIAL Class A championship game.

about 7 hours ago

West Xtra: Defending champion Central Valley deals with early exit

Central Valley recovered from a slow start to the season to reach the WPIAL playoffs, but lost in the first round.

about 7 hours ago

 Ambridge's Daylon Carter gets a shot up against Mars' Ryan Giallonardo in a WPIAL Class AAA quarterfinal game last Friday night at North Hills.

West Xtra: Bridgers' playoff run yields a PIAA berth

Ambridge knocked off to quality WPIAL opponents two earn a spot in the state basketball playoffs.

about 7 hours ago

 Beaver Falls' Javon Turner tries to drive around New Castle's Marquel Hooker.

West Xtra: Senior guard helps guide Beaver Falls to WPIAL final

Javon Turner has played a key role in Beaver Falls’ run to the WPIAL Class AAA boys basketball title game.

about 7 hours ago

Brad Everett's High School Basketball Notebook

After placing second in Section 3-AAAA, boys basketball team exits postseason with first-round loss.

about 7 hours ago

North Xtra: Eden Christian surprising its foes

No. 8 seed in WPIAL playoffs falls, but boys basketball team ready for PIAA tournament.

about 7 hours ago

 North Allegheny's Abby Gonzales drives to the basket against Baldwin in a game earlier this season.

North Xtra: Junior guard a key for North Allegheny girls

After missing last season’s semifinals, Abby Gonzales returns to help girls basketball team into PIAA playoffs.

about 7 hours ago

 North Hills' Nick Smith goes up for a shot against Chartiers Valley's Matty McConnell Wednesday night in WPIAL playoff action Wednesday night at Moon.

Chartiers Valley shoots way into AAAA final

Boys basketball: Colts bury 15 3-pointers in 78-53 victory against North Hills to reach WPIAL championship vs. North Allegheny.

1 day ago

Seton-LaSalle runs away from Quaker Valley

Rebels go on late run to reach WPIAL Class AA final against Aliquippa.

1 day ago

Vincentian makes final again, 68-46

The Royals clinched a fourth consecutive appearance in the WPIAL Class A title game for the three-time defending champions.

1 day ago

South Fayette senior clutch down stretch

Reserve converts late layup, 2 free throws to edge Elizabeth Forward in WPIAL Class AAA semifinals, 66-63

1 day ago

Basketball Box Scores: Feb. 26

Box scores from Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015

about 8 hours ago

 Beaver Falls' Josh Creach breaks through the New Castle defense Tuesday night at Geneva College.

Class AAA boys: Unlikely hero hits 3 to lift Beaver Falls past New Castle

A 3-pointer with 11 seconds left gave Beaver Falls the win against New Castle, 52-49, in a WPIAL Class AAA semifinal.

2 days ago

Class A boys: Vincentian goes cold in loss to Monessen

The No. 2 seed Greyhounds found their footing at the free-throw line at the perfect time to top the No. 3 Royals and reach the WPIAL final.

2 days ago

Class AAAA girls: Norwin defense guides way past North Allegheny

Alayna Gribble helped lead the No. 3 seed Knights past the No. 2 Tigers in a semifinal at Fox Chapel.

2 days ago

Class AA girls: With win, Bishop Canevin is in

Bishop Canevin is returning to the Class AA WPIAL championship by knocking off No. 2 Burrell, 32-30.

2 days ago

Basketball Box Scores: Feb. 25

Box scores from Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

1 day ago

 North Allegheny's Jordan Lake, left, drives past  Bethel Park's Jake Dixon in a WPIAL Class AAAA playoff game Monday night at North Hills.

No. 1 seed sneaks in WPIAL AAAA semifnials

Boys basketball playoffs: Top-seeded North Allegheny gets a basket with 1.7 seconds left to edge Bethel Park Monday night at North Hills.

3 days ago

WPIAL boys basketball playoffs: Quaker Valley jolts No. 2 Lincoln Park

Quaker Valley built a nine-point fourth-quarter lead and held off a comeback to upset No. 2 Lincoln Park, 64-55, in a Class AA quarterfinal.

3 days ago

WPIAL girls basketball playoffs: South Fayette knocks out South Park

In a battle of double-digit seeded teams, No. 10 South Fayette (18-6) escaped No. 15 seed South Park (14-11), 48-45.

3 days ago

Basketball Box Scores: Feb. 24

Box scores from Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015

2 days ago

Basketball Box Scores: Feb. 23

Box scores from Monday, Feb. 23, 2015

3 days ago

 Star guard Lexi Posset and Beaver were supposed to play Saturday, but will take on Chartiers Valley Monday night instead.

High school basketball notebook: Sunday play a no-go for WPIAL

Despite postponing Saturday’s playoff basketball games, the WPIAL would not budge from its decision to avoid playing on Sundays.

5 days ago

WPIAL boys and girls basketball quarterfinals postponed because of weather

The City League boys and girls championships will be played as scheduled.

5 days ago

 Mars' Alex Gruber pulls down a rebound against Ambridge's Roman Shell Friday night at North Hills.

No. 1 seeds Mars, Sewickley Academy bow out in WPIAL quarterfinals

A pair of top-ranked teams -- Class AAA Mars and Class A Sewickley Academy -- saw their WPIAL title runs come to an end after losing

6 days ago

Red Hurricanes raise storm warning

Boys basketball: New Castle forced a bundle of turnovers and defeated Hampton, 78-61, in a WPIAL Class AAA quarterfinal at Geneva College.

6 days ago

 North Allegheny's Haley Zeise, left, grabs a loose ball from Baldwin's Amanda Larkin Friday night at North Hills.

Penn Hills shocks No. 1 Penn-Trafford in WPIAL girls quarterfinals

Thanks to a 16-point advantage in the fourth quarter, No. 9 Penn Hills turned a two point lead into a 40-22 victory against Penn-Trafford.

6 days ago

 Allderdice's Tim Jackson is fouled as he goes to the basket Saturday in the City League title game against Obama Academy at Petersen Events Center.

Allderdice boys repeat as City League champs

The Jackson twins helped lead the young Dragons to another City League championship with another win against Obama Academy.

5 days ago

 Obama Academy's Bre Clifford holds the trophy after defeating Allderdice Saturday afternoon in the City League championship at the Petersen Events Center.

Balance propels Obama Academy girls to City League crown

Michaela Porter led the way with 18 points, but had plenty of help from her teammates too as the Eagles trounced Allderdice Saturday.

5 days ago

Basketball Box Scores: Feb. 21

Box scores from Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015

5 days ago

 Coaches and players can now pull up video of a game on their smart phone, examining statistical graphs and shot charts.

Varsity Xtra: Scouting goes high-tech across the Pittsburgh region, nationwide

One of the main reasons is Hudl.com, a Lincoln, Neb.-company that now has tentacles across the country in prep football and basketball.

1 week ago

 Justina Mascaro, a sophomore and the leading scorer, plays one-on-one with her brother Joe Mascaro,  a senior at Bethel Park and the leading scorer on the boys basketball team.

High-scoring siblings: Bethel Park pair produce despite different personalities

Justina Mascaro, a sophomore forward on the girls team, is quiet, calm and relaxed. Joe Mascaro, a senior point guard for the boys, is edgy.

1 week ago

 Allderdice's James Jackson gets a shot up against Indiana Wednesday night, January 21, 2015.

City League: Allderdice wants City title, more

Allderdice and Obama meet for both the boys and girls City League titles Saturday at Pitt's Petersen Events Center.

1 week ago

2015 WPIAL Boys Basketball Quaterfinals

This weekend’s matchups at a glance.

1 week ago

2015 WPIAL Girls Basketball Quaterfinals

This weekend’s matchups at a glance.

1 week ago

North Xtra: It's 'old hat' for two area programs

Vincentian, Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic reach WPIAL quarterfinals in boys basketball.

1 week ago

 North Allegheny’s Mike Fischer grabs a rebound in front of Pine-Richland’s Phil Jurkovec in a game earlier this season at Pine-Richland.

North Xtra: Like rest of field, North Allegheny has a goal set

Boys basketball team is top seed in playoffs after capturing Section 3-AAAA title.

1 week ago

North Xtra: Youth/Experience mix lifts Shaler

Freshman and sophomore starters getting help from veteran seniors on girls basketball team.

1 week ago

 Quaker Valley’s Chris Conlan goes over top of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart’s Cedric Gray in a game Jan. 20 at Quaker Valley.

North/West Xtra: Versatile Quaker Valley displaying prowess

A strong senior class has led boys basketball team back to the WPIAL playoffs.

1 week ago

South Xtra: Upper St. Clair sizes up playoff foe

Upper St. Clair has competed well all season despite a noticeable size discrepancy.

1 week ago


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