North Allegheny has no trouble adapting to new coach on ice

North Allegheny is currently riding a six-game unbeaten streak in which it has gone 5-0-1 and has a two-point lead over Moon for first

1 day ago

 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.

2 days ago

 Upper St. Clair's Brooks Wilding, bottom, wrestles against South Park's Greg Bulsak in the 170-pound third-place match at the Allegheny County Tournament, which took place Jan. 17, 2015 at Fox Chapel Area High School. Bulsak won by a 7-3 decision.

South Xtra: Upper St. Clair senior nearing No. 100

Brooks Wilding stands at 96-41 as he approaches wrestling’s Century Club.

2 days ago

South Xtra: Mt. Lebanon facing a decisive stretch run

Seniors George Farrell and Reed Farber lead hockey team in quest for playoffs.

2 days ago

 Penn-Trafford's Devin Austin, right, wrestles against Bethel Park's Paul Dunn in the 160-pound championship match at the Eastern Area Invitational on Dec. 6, 2014 at Gateway High School. Austin won by a 2-1 decision.

East Xtra: Penn-Trafford senior picks mats

Devin Austin passes on football, decides to wrestle at Pitt-Johnstown.

2 days ago

West Xtra: South Side Beaver freshman continues family tradition

Joe Demor, a freshman at South Side Beaver, is off to an auspicious start to his high school wrestling career.

2 days ago

West Xtra: OLSH skaters prepare for stretch run

The OLSH hockey team, which is actually a multi co-op program, faces a difficult schedule to end the regular season.

2 days ago

West Xtra: West Allegheny swimmer simply states his case

West Allegheny swimmer Jarod Kehl would prefer winning a state championship over a district title, but he’d like to have both.

2 days ago

North Xtra: Senior keeps North Hills in the hunt

Forward Brett Berner is the top goal-scorer in Class AA for Indians’ hockey team.

2 days ago

 Avonworth's Darion Trimmer, right, wrestling against North Allegheny's Jake Hinkson at the Allegheny County Championships, is one of the Antelopes best hopes for the postseason.

North Xtra: Avonworth struggles to fill roster

With numbers down, wrestling team's future is up in the air.

2 days ago

North Xtra: North Allegheny swimming sets lofty goal

Girls team in search of elusive PIAA gold medal.

2 days ago

 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.

5 days ago

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.

1 week ago

Franklin Regional reigns in Section 1 wrestling

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

1 week ago

 North Allegheny's Layne Skundrich defeats South Allegheny's Seth Hitchens, 1-0, in the Allegheny County Tournament finals last Saturday at Fox Chapel.

North Xtra: Team effort helps North Allegheny to title

Despite missing three starters, Tigers' wrestling team rolls to Allegheny County tournament championship.

1 week ago

North Xtra: Shady Side primed for run at Class AA title.

Returning PIAA qualifiers have girls swim team a favorite.

1 week ago

North Xtra: Players are stepping up for Mars

Despite missing players to amateur teams, Planets' hockey team is cruising along.

1 week ago

South Xtra: South Allegheny ties records at meet

Two advance to finals at Allegheny County Wrestling Championships.

1 week ago

 Matt Freed /Post-Gazette February 14, 2013  Deer Lakes' Thomas Lisowski fights for the puck against Thomas Jefferson's Tommy Kimmick last season. Kimmick is a senior captain and first-line center for the Jaguars.

South Xtra: Thomas Jefferson enjoying roller-coaster ride

Hockey team still solid despite youth on its roster.

1 week ago

 Hempfield's Fred Mantsch, right, defeated Robert Emmon of Admiral Farragut (Fla.), 5-1, in the semifinals of the Powerade Christmas Tournament Dec. 30 at Canon-McMillan.

East Xtra: Injuries slow Hempfield standout

Fred Mantsch is a top 220-pound wrestler when not battling injuries.

1 week ago

East Xtra: Depleted roster cools off Hempfield

Spartans' hockey team focusing on getting healthy to regain surge.

1 week ago

 Montour’s Zack Jablonski, left, defeated Keystone Oaks’ Joe Kazales in the Allegheny County Tournament finals last Saturday at Fox Chapel.

West Xtra: Montour wrestler No. 1

Zack Jablonski captures his first Allegheny County wrestling championship in the 285-pound bracket.

1 week ago

West Xtra: Improved Beaver feeding off youth

Experience paying off as hockey team continues to improve.

1 week ago

 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.

1 week ago

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.

1 week ago

 Peters Township's Brady Cochrane has scored seven goals to go along with 10 assists in the Indians' first 13 games.

Hockey notebook: Peters Township reloads, grabs lead in PIHL Class AAA race

Peters Township was supposed to have a challenging road coming into the season as defending Pennsylvania Cup champion.

2 weeks ago

 Jake Wentzel of South Park, on top, on his way to a technical fall in the 152 pound match against Christian Dedi of South Fayette.

Shaler win forges 3-way section tie

Shaler wrestlers nip Fox Chapel to forge three-way tie for first in Class AAA section 3B.

2 weeks ago

South Xtra: South Fayette's Walker pursues a county wrestling title

South Fayette’s Jared Walker has three WPIAL titles to his credit, but he has never won an Allegheny County championship.

2 weeks ago

East Xtra: Oakland Catholic gets 'new' coach

Mercy McCarthy returns for her third stint as swimming and diving coach.

2 weeks ago

East Xtra: Burrell's Beattie having quite a season

Since recovering from injury, 285-pound wrestler has been nearly unbeatable.

2 weeks ago

West Xtra: West Allegheny prevails at MAC wrestling tourney

Led by eight finalists, West Allegheny ran away with the team title at the Midwestern Athletic Conference wrestling tournament.

2 weeks ago

 Moon's Luke Euston carries the puck up ice during a game against Shaler earlier this season.

West Xtra: Moon hockey teamreadies for a run at Penguins Cup

After a torrid 6-0 start to the season, Moon is trying to return to that dominating edge in PIHL Class AA hockey.

2 weeks ago

 North Allegheny's Zach Smith, top, wrestling Norwin's Drew Phipps in a match last season, is the top seed at 195 pounds in the Allegheny County tournament.

North Xtra: County wrestling tournament a major test

North Allegheny is the favorite, but plenty of others will make some noise.

2 weeks ago

 Central Catholic’s Vincenzo Joseph, top, won the 106-pound Allegheny County Tournament title in 2012, placed second at 120 in 2013, won again last year at 138 and is now competing at 152.

Tournament at Fox Chapel a 'celebration' of wrestling

A plethora of the area's top grapplers will be showcased at the Allegheny County Tournament this weekend.

2 weeks ago

High school wrestling: Rematches go same way

Latrobe’s Luke Pletcher and Hempfield’s Sam Krivus took home championships against familiar opponents at Franklin Regional.

2 weeks ago

 Franklin Regional wrestlers, from left to right, Spencer Lee, Josh Shields, Michael Kemerer and Devin Brown.

Grappling with success: WPIAL still a wrestling hotbed

Three athletes from the WPIAL are ranked among the top 15 in the country while others from district schools have signed with major colleges.

3 weeks ago

 Bethel Park's Chris Pauly, top, pins Peters Townships Jacob Reardon in a meeting of powers in Section 2.

Peters Township wins by taking final three pins

Peters Township rallied to record a 33-31 victory by taking pins in the final three matches against visiting Bethel Park.

3 weeks ago

North Xtra: Butler, Seneca Valley compete in Tri-County

Butler County wrestling teams felt left out with no tournament to call its own.

3 weeks ago

North Xtra: Deer Lakes enjoying turnaround

"Defense first" attitude has hockey team near the top of Class A standings.

3 weeks ago

 Bethel Park's Tyler Kruszewski ranks among the leading scorers for the Black Hawks with 15 points in 13 games this season.

South Xtra: Bethel Park winning on ice using old formula

Bethel Park’s hockey team is using a tried and true system to rate as a PIHL contender once again.

3 weeks ago

South Xtra: Upper St. Clair boys are threat to win WPIAL swim title

With a strong senior class serving as the nucleus, the Upper St. Clair boys swimming team rates as a strong contender for WPIAL honors.

3 weeks ago

East Xtra: Franklin Regional swimming in deep end

Plenty of potential for both boys and girls teams.

3 weeks ago

East Xtra: Franklin Regional retains Powerade title

Panthers top 48-team field with narrow victory against team from California.

3 weeks ago

West Xtra: West Allegheny rates as favorite to win MAC wrestling title

Defending champion West Allegheny will send another strong contingent to the Midwestern Athletic Conference wrestling tournament.

3 weeks ago

 Latrobe's Luke Pletcher and Derry's George Phillippi have become rivals

PIAA champs in match No. 3?

The Westmoreland County Coaches tournament this weekend may feature a bout between Latrobe's Luke Pletcher and Derry's George Phillippi.

3 weeks ago

 Thomas Jefferson’s Casey Bilski, left, and McDowell’s Dan Smith fight for the puck Dec. 4 in Bethel Park.

Varsity Xtra: High costs check hockey's growth

While hockey's growth continues unabated, its financial burden for schools makes it unlikely it will become a PIAA-sanctioned sport.

4 weeks ago


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