High School Sports


 Cornell's Dane Jackson leads the basketball team with 29.4 points per game and was the starting quarterback at Quaker Valley (Cornell does not have a football team).

Varsity Xtra: Cornell's Jackson among elite company for area athletes

Dane Jackson belongs in the same class of athletes as Western Pennsylvania legends such as Darrelle Revis, Terrelle Pryor and Major Harris.

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 Lincoln Park's Maverick Rowan, right, (with the ball) is fouled during first half action of the PIAA Championship game at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. March 21, 2014

Varsity Notebook: Rowan drawing national attention

Maverick Rowan is one of the most heavily recruited basketball players from Western Pennsylvania in the past few decades. Well, he is "sort

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 Hopewell's Abby Losco grabs a loose ball from Blackhawk's Gigi Piocquidio Thursday night. Blackhawk won, 67-32.

High school basketball highlights: Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic trips Quigley Catholic

No.3 Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic beat No. 2 and visiting Quigley Catholic, 57-47, in a Class A girls non-section basketball game.

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Basketball Box Scores: Jan. 30

Box scores from Friday, Jan. 30, 2015

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Boys basketball scoring leaders

WPIAL and City League boys basketball scoring leaders through Monday, Jan. 26, 2015

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Girls basketball scoring leaders

WPIAL and City League girls basketball scoring leaders through Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015

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P-G Basketball Rankings

Through Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

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High school notebook: PIAA accepts Clairton self-imposed sanctions

PIAA accepts Clairton's self-imposed punishment decisions after incident late in Class A championship football game in December.

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 Belle Vernon’s Derek Verkleeren, top, wrestles Greensburg Salem’s Alec Shaw in a 152-pound match Wednesday night.

Belle Vernon reaches wrestling semifinals for first time

Belle Vernon advanced to the semifinals of the WPIAL Class AAA team tournament for the first time in school history Wednesday night at home.

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 Dominique Keyes, a 6-foot-7 senior forward, leads Steel Valley in scoring with a 19.8 points per game average.

South Xtra: Steel Valley still in section title chase

Despite tough losses, boys basketball team in the hunt in Section 4-AAA.

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 Plum's James Edwards pulls down a rebound against McKeesport  during last Friday's Section 2-AAAA game.

East Xtra: Plum junior helping Mustangs muscle up

James Edwards developing into a top player in the WPIAL for boys basketball team.

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West Xtra: Riverside girls work their way to success

After a bit of an off season, the Riverside girls basketball team has come back strong this year.

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 Aliquippa's Chucky Humphries, a 6-foot-5 forward, grabs a rebound during a section game against Quaker Valley.

West Xtra: Aliquippa rises to top of WPIAL Class AA rankings

Aliquippa has returned to the top of the WPIAL Class AA rankings with a strong showing this season.

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 Senior guard Chassidy Omogrosso, driving to the basket during the WPIAL championship game last year against South Park, leads Blackhawk in scoring.

West Xtra: Strong senior class pushing Blackhawk toward title defense

A talented group of seniors hope to pull a repeat of their WPIAL championship seasons.

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North Xtra: Vincentian playing a tough slate

Boys basketball team taking its lumps to prepare for run at Class A title.

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Basketball Box Scores: Jan. 29

Box scores from Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015

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High school basketball highlights: No. 1 Mars holds on with free throw

Alex Gruber made 1 of 2 free throws with one second left to lift No. 1 Mars to a 61-60 win against visiting Highlands in Section 1.

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Basketball Box Scores: Jan. 28

Box scores from Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

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Basketball Box Scores: Jan. 27

Box scores from Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015

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 Nick Bowers flipped from Pitt to Penn State this week.

Football recruit Nick Bowers switches commitment from Pitt to Penn State

Bowers, from Kittanning, is the third recruit to commit to Penn State since Sunday, boosting James Franklin’s pledge to dominate the state.

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  Pine-Richland quarterback Ben DiNucci will go to Pitt instead of Penn of the Ivy League.

Pine-Richland quarterback Ben DiNucci commits to Pitt

High school notebook: He becomes the first WPIAL recruit for new Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi; Kittanning’s Nick Bowers will go to Penn State.

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 New 49ers head coach Jim Tomsula is a 1985 graduate of Steel Valley High School.

Ironman legacy endures in new 49ers coach Jim Tomsula

The West Homestead native and Steel Valley High School graduate continues to carry on a tradition of Ironmen in the NFL.

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 Lincoln Park’s Nelly Cummings drives to the basket Sunday against Chartiers Valley at Montour.

Pittsburgh Basketball Classic: Sidekicks help Chartiers Valley beat Lincoln Park

Star guard Matty McConnell was stellar again but it was his right-hand men who helped Chartiers Valley get past formidable foe Lincoln Park.

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 Burrell's Alan Beattie, left, said he believes the top-seeded Buccaneers can win the WPIAL Class AA team title again.

High school wrestling notebook: New homes for team titles?

There could be some fresh faces and new teams taking home the gold in the WPIAL playoffs that begin this week.

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Basketball Box Scores: Jan. 26

Box scores from Monday, Jan. 26, 2015

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Basketball Box Scores: Jan. 25

Box scores from Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015

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 McKeesport’s Khalil Perdue grabs a loose ball from Plum’s James Edwards Friday night at McKeesport.

McKeesport boys basketball wins key section game against Plum

Perdue sparks McKeesport’s key 65-55 section win against visiting Plum.

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Basketball Box Scores: Jan. 24

Box scores from Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015

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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.

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Boys basketball scoring leaders

WPIAL and City League boys basketball scoring leaders through Monday, Jan. 19, 2015

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Girls basketball scoring leaders

WPIAL and City League girls basketball scoring leaders through Monday, Jan. 19, 2015

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Basketball Box Scores: Jan. 23

Box scores from Friday, Jan. 23, 2015

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P-G Basketball Rankings

Through Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015

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 Allderdice's James Jackson gets a shot up against Indiana Wednesday night in a high school basketball showdown between the City League Dragons and WPIAL Class AAA Indians.

Dragons give City League huge lift in basketball

Allderdice boosts City's stock with lopsided, 55-30 win against WPIAL Class AAA power Indiana.

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Franklin Regional reigns in Section 1 wrestling

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

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 Vincentian's Jack Monahan, left, is fouled by Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic's Vince LeGrande Jan. 12.

North Xtra: Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic falls short again

Trojans just can't get over hump as they lose to rival Vincentian by three points again.

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North Xtra: Focused North Hills taking one game at a time

Past postseason disappointments have boys basketball team on a mission.

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South/West Xtra: Rested Chartiers Valley ready for run

The Colts, led by coach's son Matty McConnell, have regained their edge and look like a Class AAAA Section 4 favorite again.

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 Woodland Hills' Avram Abramovitz gets a shot up against Gateway's John Paul Kromka Friday night.

East Xtra: Woodland Hills going through growing pains

With no seniors on its roster, boys basketball team is struggling.

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Basketball Box Scores: Jan. 22

Box scores from Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015

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Basketball Box Scores: Jan. 21

Box scores from Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015

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Blackhawk football coach Hamilton announces retirement

Joe Hamilton steps down after a career that spans 49 years and leaves as the second-winningest coach in WPIAL history.

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 Clairton coach Wayne Wade said he cherishes his role as a mentor for the players because he was in their shoes once growing up near the Millvue Acres housing projects.

A study in high school coaching diversity: Does mindset affect hiring?

Is a certain mindset affecting diversity among local football coaches? Those in charge of hiring may influence what direction a school goes.

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 North Allegheny's Taylor Lake gets a shot up against Pine-Richland's Kaitlyn Jenkins Monday night.

High school highlights: Butler cleans up in OT for section victory

Butler’s senior duo made big plays down the stretch to overcome Shaler in Class AAAA Section 3.

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Basketball Box Scores: Jan. 20

Box scores from Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015

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 Penn Hills' Te'Shan Campbell defeats South Fayette's Jared Walker at the Allegheny County Wrestling Tournament in Fox Chapel.

WPIAL section tournaments ready to begin

The upcoming tournaments will have a big impact on seeding for the WPIAL team championships.

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 Union High School athletic director and football coach Stacy Robinson.

Western Pennsylvania coaching pool thin on diversity

In a city where the most high-profile coaching figure is African-American, Pittsburgh-area schools have few minorities as coaches.

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Basketball Box Scores: Jan. 19

Box scores from Monday, Jan. 19, 2015

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 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.

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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.

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