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 North Allegheny's Zach Smith, top, defeated Norwin's Drew Phipps, 7-4, in the championship match at 195 pounds of the 2013 Eastern Area Invitational Tournament last year.

North Xtra: New coach hopes to make Knoch a factor on the mats

Steve Carney has plans to build a successful wrestling program at Knoch High school.

about 4 hours ago


North Xtra: Top returning Class AAA wrestlers

Here are the top returning Class AAA wrestlers in the North Xtra area.

about 4 hours ago


North Xtra: Ruppert calls it a career as Shaler volleyball coach

After a successful 11-year run at Shaler, Kris Ruppert has decided to step down as Titans volleyball coach.

about 4 hours ago


 Upper St. Clair's Austin Cassidy skates the puck up the ice during a game against Penn-Trafford earlier this season.

South Xtra: Senior captain sparks turnaround for Upper St. Clair hockey team

Austin Cassidy is helping Upper St. Clair turn a losing season into a winner on the ice.

about 3 hours ago


 Belle Vernon Area's Austin Bell, left, defeats North Hills' Jonathan Avon by an 8-2 decision in the WPIAL Class AAA championship match last February.

South Xtra: New Belle Vernon wrestling coach steps into good situation

Belle Vernon’s new wrestling coach has moved into a job with favorable circumstances.

about 3 hours ago


South Xtra: Top returning Class AAA wrestlers

Here are the top returning Class AAA wrestlers in the South Xtra area.

about 3 hours ago


 Penn-Trafford's Marc Anthony carries the puck up the ice in a recent game against Upper. St. Clair.

East Xtra: Graduation attrition taking a toll on Penn-Trafford

After a notable season a year ago, the Penn-Trafford hockey team is feeling some profound effects from graduation.

about 3 hours ago


East Xtra: Franklin Regional shapes up as team to beat in WPIAL

With a list of all-stars returning, Franklin Regional rates as the area’s top Class AAA wrestling team.

about 3 hours ago


East Xtra: Top returning Class AAA Wrestlers

Here are the East Xtra area’s top returning wrestlers in Class AAA.

about 3 hours ago


 Stephon Peake, a student at Aliquippa High School, wrestles for Hopewell under a WPIAL-sanctioned co-op agreement. Peake also plays football for Aliquippa.

West Xtra: Despite changes, Section 4 still has that familiar look in wrestling

A few teams moved out of Section 4-AAA, but it should still be very competitive.

about 3 hours ago


West Xtra: Top returning Class AAA wrestlers

Here are some wrestlers to watch in the West Xtra area this season.

about 3 hours ago


West Xtra: Ligas opts to play for travel team over West Allegheny

A standout for the West Allegheny hockey team last season, Jess Ligas has decided to concentrate his play for a travel team.

about 3 hours ago


 Moon Area's Luke James, left, tries to beat West Allegheny's Hunter Ross to the puck.

West Xtra: Moon enjoys turnaround on the ice

After closing last season on an 0-6-1 slide, Moon has turned things around on the ice to start the new campaign.

6 days ago


 Baldwin's Mallory O'Brien, a junior setter, is one of many underclassmen expected to return to the Highlanders lineup next season.

South Xtra: Baldwin girls volleyball team completes a satisfying season

A WPIAL title followed by a run to the final four in the state was a rewarding experience for the Baldwin girls volleyball team.

6 days ago


South Xtra: Canon-McMillan finds life at the top is good

Under second-year coach Terry Virtue, Canon-McMillan is battling for the top spot in PIHL Class AAA.

6 days ago


 Seven seniors on the Greensburg Central Catholic girls volleyball team celebrate with the PIAA Class A championship trophy, from left Abbey Mirigliano, Rachel Moore, Megan Palcic, Lauren Nolfi Megan Stunja, Leah Bisignani and Veronica Komoroski.

East Xtra: Greensburg Central Catholic savors state title

Centurions defeat defending PIAA champion Marian Catholic in five-set thriller in volleyball final.

6 days ago


East Xtra: New Norwin coach has splendid resumé

Bill Closson a two-time PIAA and NCAA place-winner in wrestling.

6 days ago


Greensburg Central Catholic rallies for Class A volleyball title

The Centurions claimed the PIAA girls volleyball championship, the WPIAL’s first in any classification since 2006.

1 week ago


East Xtra: Hard work pays off for Hempfield

Developmental year last year helps hockey team turn things around this season.

1 week ago


 Beaver Area's Monica Galino, left, and Kayla Bulat can't make the save against Thomas Jefferson in a WPIAL Class AA semifinal match at Baldwin High School.

West Xtra: Bishop Canevin bows out in PIAA volleyball tournament

Bishop Canevin and Beaver Area closed their volleyball seasons finishing in the top eight in the state of their respective classes.

1 week ago


 North Allegheny's Tayler Ricketts, left, and teammate junior Annika Chang try for a dig during the WPIAL Class AAA title match against Baldwin.

North Xtra: Seneca Valley eliminated in close match

Season ends in five-set thriller in PIAA volleyball quarterfinals.

1 week ago


 Thomas Jefferson's Rachel Stover, left, scores against Beaver Area's Alexa Mamone in a WPIAL Class AA semifinal at Baldwin High School.

South Xtra: TJ misses chance in PIAA volleyball playoffs

For a time, it appeared that the Thomas Jefferson volleyball team would reach the state semifinals, but that chance slipped away.

1 week ago


PIAA volleyball: Centurions are 1st WPIAL team in final since 2010

Greensburg Central Catholic ended a three-year drought for WPIAL teams reaching the PIAA volleyball final.

2 weeks ago


Hiatus ends for Baldwin in volleyball

The Highlanders again beat Seneca Valley in a thriller to get back to the PIAA semifinals after a 10-year drought.

2 weeks ago


 Baldwin junior outside hitter Mac Voelker tries for a point as North Allegheny's Meg Morningstar and her sister, Piper, go for a block during the WPIAL Class AAA championship match last Saturday at Baldwin.

South Xtra: Baldwin celebrates its WPIAL volleyball championship

After an 11-year drought, Baldwin returns to the top of WPIAL girls volleyball.

2 weeks ago


East Xtra: Ellis School finds a way to win title

Team's victory ends Shady Side's dominance in Class AA field hockey.

2 weeks ago


 Greensburg Central Catholic senior outside hitter Megan Stunja goes up for a shot as Bishop Canevin junior Bailey McDonald defends.

East Xtra: Victory is sweet for Greensburg Central Catholic

Centurions get revenge on Bishop Canevin in WPIAL volleyball championship.

2 weeks ago


 Bishop Canevin junior setter/opposite Bailey McDonald  passes to a teammate during the WPIAL Class A championship match Saturday at Baldwin High School.

West Xtra: Big lead, WPIAL title slip away for Bishop Canevin

Bishop Canevin lost “the rubber match” in its volleyball rivalry with Greensburg Central Catholic.

2 weeks ago


West Xtra: Beaver sisters state runners-up in doubles

Beaver Area’s Taylor sisters earned silver medals at the PIAA tennis tournament last weekend in Hershey.

2 weeks ago


North Xtra: District prevails at PIAA tournament

Shady Side's Ananya Dua, North Allegheny team bring home tennis gold.

2 weeks ago


 North Allegheny midfielder Megan Guzzardi works through the Pine-Richland defense to pass the ball down field.

North Xtra: North Allegheny defeats rival to win WPIAL title

Tigers stomp Pine-Richland, move on to PIAA field hockey tournament.

2 weeks ago


North Xtra: North Allegheny runners leave no doubt

Cross country team uses a pack mentality to capture PIAA gold.

2 weeks ago


North Xtra: North Allegheny edged in title match

Scoring most points doesn't pay off for Tigers' girls volleyball team.

2 weeks ago


High school highlights: Seneca Valley girls volleyball moves on

The Raiders edged McDowell in the first round of the PIAA playoffs Tuesday night.

3 weeks ago


Shady Side junior Dua takes state tennis crown

Shady Side’s Ananya Dua won the PIAA Class AAA singles championship Saturday in Hershey, Pa., defeating North Allegheny's Anna Li, 6-1, 6-1.

3 weeks ago


Shaler's Schwartz prevails to win state cross country title

Brianna Schwartz, the WPIAL record-holder, claimed a win in 17 minutes, 39 seconds, nine seconds ahead of Pennsbury's Olivia Sargent.

3 weeks ago


Baldwin, Ford City, Greensburg Central Catholic are volleyball champs

Baldwin, Ford City and Greensburg Central Catholic claimed titles.

3 weeks ago


 Quaker Valley's Zach Skolnekovich won the WPIAL Class AA individual cross country championship last Thursday at Cooper's Lake Campground.

North Xtra: Area runners prevail at WPIAL meet

North athletes dominate at almost every level at cross country championships.

3 weeks ago


South Xtra: Runner-up finish satisfying for Canon-McMillan squad

Canon-McMillan’s boys cross country team surprised the field with a second-place finish at the WPIAL Class AAA championship meet.

3 weeks ago


 Canon-McMillan's Lauren Waller, a two-time WPIAL champion, just missed winning a state championship last week in York.

South Xtra: Canon-Mac's Waller finishes as runner-up in PIAA golf

Tied for the lead after 36 holes, Canon-McMillan’s Lauren Waller lost the PIAA Class AAA championship in a sudden-death playoff.

3 weeks ago


 Avonworth coach Doug Vandervort doesn't like the type of ball the PIAA has chosen for the state tournament.

North/South/East/West Xtra: The ol' ball switch irks district coaches

High school volleyball coaches give their feedback on how to improve their sport.

3 weeks ago


 Beaver Falls' Domenic Peretta wins the WPIAL Class A cross country championship at Cooper's Lake Campground.

West Xtra: Beaver Falls junior claims WPIAL Class A cross country title

After winning two PIAA track championships last spring, Beaver Falls’ Dominic Peretta is hunting more state gold.

3 weeks ago


West Xtra: Central Valley girls battle to AAA state golf championship

A move up in competition and nasty weather couldn’t stop the Central Valley girls from winning another state golf championship.

3 weeks ago


North Allegheny, Beaver grab wins in WPIAL volleyball quarterfinals

In WPIAL girls quarterfinals, No. 8 North Allegheny beat No. 1 Shaler, 3-1, in Class AAA; No. 11 Beaver swept No. 3 Hopewell in Class AA.

4 weeks ago


 North Allegheny's Jessica Brandon (33) celebrates her first half goal with teammates.

North Allegheny repeats
 as Class AAA champions in field hockey

Maddy Snyder scored three goals to lift North Allegheny to a 4-0 win against Pine-Richland in the WPIAL Class AAA field hockey championship.

4 weeks ago



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