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 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.

3 days ago


 Senior Dan Zajac, serving for the Ambridge volleyball team, is also a dedicated weightlifter and football player.

West Xtra: Bridgers make a huge statement on volleyball court

By winning the title at the Koller Classic, Ambridge solidified its position as a state contender and got a little revenge in the process.

4 days ago


West Xtra: West Allegheny soph pointing for javelin title

Though he's just a sophomore, West Allegheny's Skyler Mason is considered a threat to win the WPIAL Class AAA javelin title.

4 days ago


West Xtra: Beaver tennis team reloads on the run

Beaver lost almost its entire starting lineup from last season, but the Bobcats tennis team is still a section title contender.

4 days ago


West/North Xtra: Quaker Valley girls enjoy 8-0 start to lacrosse season

The Quaker Valley girls lacrosse team has sprinted to an 8-0 start to its season and a No. 2 ranking by laxpower.com.

4 days ago


South Xtra: Bethel volleyball team tries to follow WPIAL champ's blueprint

Bethel Park volleyball coach Tom Allman is trying to model his program after the most successful one in the WPIAL, North Allegheny.

4 days ago


South Xtra: Despite youthful lineup, Peters continues to win on tennis court

Peters Township coach Brandt Bowman knows he has a very young team, but he also knows it is very deep in talent.

4 days ago


East Xtra: Central Catholic senior targets titles

David Henderson is a dual threat in the 200- and 400-meter runs.

4 days ago


 Latrobe's Chad Kissell returns a shot against Central Catholic's Adam Blasinsky in the WPIAL tournament.

East Xtra: Busy Latrobe junior earns PIAA berth

Chad Kissell focuses on tennis and places second at the WPIAL Class AAA singles tournament.

4 days ago


 Greensburg Salem's Courtney McQuaide competes in the pole vault at the Butler Invitational Friday afternoon. She set a meet record with a vault of 11 feet, 10 inches.

East Xtra: Greensburg Salem's McQuaide raising the bar

Senior vaulter setting records for girls track and field team.

4 days ago


 Mt. Lebanon's Dan Lee, left, looking to score around  Bethel Park's Rob McMahon, has scored 11 goals so far this season for the Blue Devils.

South Xtra: Mt. Lebanon harbors big plans on lacrosse field

As usual, Mt. Lebanon figures to be a factor when the WPIAL boys lacrosse playoffs roll around.

4 days ago


North Xtra: Fox Chapel a contender for WPIAL title

Volleyball team uses 10-player rotation to establish plenty of depth.

4 days ago


 Fox Chapel's Brandon Mitchell has overcome some health hurdles early this season to be a force on the track once again.

North Xtra: Senior twosome take lead for Fox Chapel.

Brandon Mitchell and Brian Papich expected to anchor Foxes' track and field team.

4 days ago


North Xtra: Depth makes Shady Side a WPIAL threat

Indians' boys tennis team stacked from top to bottom as it begins quest for another WPIAL title.

4 days ago


 South Side Beaver's Ricky Fayad won the WPIAL Class AA 110-meter hurdles title last year in the championship meet at Baldwin.

West Xtra: South Side Beaver hurdler out to defend title

Ricky Fayad has set some pretty high goals for himself as a hurdler this season

1 week ago


West Xtra: Carlynton's Phillips earns berth in PIAA singles tournament

Crafton resident Luke Phillips placed third in the WPIAL Class AA singles tournament to earn a bid in the state tournament.

1 week ago


South Xtra: Coaching change hasn't deterred Keystone Oaks volleyball team

Keystone Oaks has a new volleyball coach, but the Golden Eagles continue to win.

1 week ago


 Washington's Alyssa Wise competes in the 100 meter dash at the PIAA track and field championships at Shippensburg University last May.

South Xtra: Winning on track a Wise decision at Washington

Washington senior Alyssa Wise is one of the most decorated track athletes in the state.

1 week ago


South Xtra: Canon-Mac soph bounces back, reaches WPIAL singles semifinals

Canon-McMillan's Chris Gladden was unable to compete last year after sustaining a concussion, but he is playing well this tennis season.

1 week ago


 Greater Latrobe's Zane Harshell, a 5-foot-10 senior libero, serves up a shot during the Derry Area tournament.

East Xtra: Talent pool hasn't run dry for Latrobe

Wildcats reload and are once again headed for the postseason in volleyball.

1 week ago


East Xtra: Hempfield girls stick to business this year

Lacrosse team uses high-scoring offense to get off to a quick start.

1 week ago


 Deer Lakes' Jake Roberts, a 5-foot-11 junior outside hitter, returns a shot during action in the Derry Area tournament.

North Xtra: Deer Lakes looks to be in the mix

With no seniors on volleyball roster, Lancers counting on juniors for leadership.

1 week ago


North Xtra: Mars' Raymundo second in WPIAL

Sophomore falls in singles final, qualifies for PIAA tennis tournament.

1 week ago


 Gateway's Montae Nicholson is an excellent hurdler as well as a dynamic long jumper for the Gators.

East Xtra: Gateway showing a run of talent

It's all about quality, not quantity for Gators' boys track and field team.

1 week ago


East Xtra: Valley senior a guy for 3 seasons

Cody Schrecongost is a standout in soccer, swimming and tennis for the Vikings.

1 week ago


Senior nabs AAA tennis title; freshman wins in AA

Central Catholic senior standout Adam Blasinky went out on top, as Sewickley Academy freshman Luke Ross made a statement.

1 week 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


West Xtra: Hopewell, coach work to improve after 'down' year

In his second season as the Hopewell boys volleyball coach, Jonathan Jones is optimistic.

2 weeks ago


 Fort Cherry's Jenna Lucas, the defending PIAA Class AA javelin champion, has earned a scholarship to Central Florida.

West Xtra: Fort Cherry's Lucas hunts more javelin honors as track season begins

Jenna Lucas hopes to make some history in her final track and field season at Fort Cherry High School.

2 weeks ago


West/North Xtra: Sewickley prepares for usual title run

Sewickley Academy had to replace some quality players but is still a prime contender for the WPIAL Class AA title.

2 weeks ago


West Xtra: Stellar Six High School Hockey All-Stars

The Post-Gazette scholastic sports staff chooses the top six hockey players from area high schools.

2 weeks ago


 Peters Twonship's Xander Browell soars to spike a shot against Baldwin as teammate Shawn McNally moves in on the play.

South Xtra: Peters targets a return to volleyball playoffs

Despite some significant attrition, Peters Township hasn't changed its goals on the volleyball court.

2 weeks ago


South Xtra: Tennis season going well for Upper St. Clair

The Upper St. Clair boys tennis team is off to an excellent 5-0 start.

2 weeks ago


South Xtra: Stellar Six High School Hockey All-Stars

Here are the top six hockey players at area high schools as selected by the Post-Gazette scholastic sports staff.

2 weeks ago


 Upper St. Clair's Andrew Bartusiak moves the ball upfield against Peters Township's Jake Hareza during a game last week.

South Xtra: New Upper St. Clair lacrosse coach has Panthers on prowl

After leading Seton-LaSalle to the WPIAL title game last spring, Brian Yates has Upper St. Clair winning in lacrosse.

2 weeks ago


South Xtra: Black Hawks lay claim to a national hockey title

Bethel Park pulled a major upset, then went on to win a national tournament championship.

2 weeks ago


North Xtra: Pine-Richland tries to rebuild

With just three returning lettermen, volleyball team still remains competitive.

2 weeks ago


 Vincentian's Ally Bartoszewicz, the defending WPIAL Class AA 200-meter champion, finishes first at the South Hills Classic.

North Xtra: Vincentian girls on fast track

Seniors Ally Bartoszewicz and Kayla Key looking for big things in track season.

2 weeks ago


North Xtra: Stellar Six Hockey All-Stars

Post-Gazette staff picks the top six high school hockey players from the district.

2 weeks ago


 Shaler's Joe Hollern, left, is stick-checked by Fox Chapel's Levi McCrady during a match last week. McCrady is the son of Foxes coach Chris McCrady. Fox Chapel won the match, 10-7.

North Xtra: Fox Chapel family sticks together

Lacrosse coaches and players have a special relationship.

2 weeks ago


East Xtra: Consistency is a key goal for Plum

Volleyball team having ups and downs in early part of season.

2 weeks ago


 Hempfield Area's Maddie Holmberg won the WPIAL Class AAA 100-meter hurdles championship last year as a sophomore, defeating Mt. Lebanon's Beatrice Goodyear, left, by 0.2 seconds.

East Xtra: Hempfield's gold rush continues

As her junior season begins, the Spartans' Maddie Holmberg hunts more honors in track.

2 weeks ago


East Xtra: Central Catholic tandem reunited on court

Mike Santa Lucia and Adam Blasinsky form a powerful 1-2 punch for Vikings' tennis team.

2 weeks ago


East Xtra: Stellar Six Hockey All-Stars

Post-Gazette staff picks the top six high school hockey players from the district.

2 weeks ago


 Kylie Isaacs, North Allegheny's No. 1 singles player.

North Allegheny girl reaches boys tennis tournament

The Tigers' Kylie Isaacs gets her wish and will compete in boys Class AAA tennis tournament next week.

2 weeks ago


 North Allegheny senior Kylie Isaacs, 18, left, shakes hands with Ambridge sophomore Noah Barkley, 16, after defeating him in the Class AAA Section 2 tennis boys singles tournament Monday at North Allegheny.

Senior girl makes impact on North Allegheny boys tennis team

Kylie Isaacs has a chance to make it to the WPIAL Class AAA singles tournament for the fourth time. This time will be a little different.

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.

3 weeks ago


 Quaker Valley's Jimmy Perkins

Player of the Year Jimmy Perkins, Quaker Valley

Quaker Valley senior Jimmy Perkins has a knack for scoring, especially in big moments.

3 weeks ago


 Twin brothers Ethan, left, and Colin Martin run for Fox Chapel.

Track & Field: An injury jeopardizes twins' goals

For as much as they've been paired together their whole lives, there's a disheartening contrast when it comes to Colin and Ethan Martin.

3 weeks ago


East Xtra: Despite attrition, Penn-Trafford still aims high

Loss of six seniors weakens volleyball team, but Warriors still looking to state playoffs.

3 weeks ago



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