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 Knoch’s Jordon Geist wins the shot put at the Baldwin Invitational Friday.

Best shot just misses mark

A legendary track and field and athlete was in Jordan Geist’s sights literally.

2 days ago


North Allegheny wins section softball title

High school highlights: No. 1 Tigers defeat No. 3 Shaler, 7-2, to win the WPIAL Section 3 title outright.

3 days ago


East Xtra: Latrobe posts impressive record

Team chemistry helps girls lacrosse team to the top of Division 2.

3 days ago


 Norwin's Kelsey Plecenik is one of the top pole vaulters in the WPIAL.

East Xtra: Norwin pole vaulter shines in the spotlight

The bigger the meet the better for senior Kelsey Plecenik.

3 days ago


East Xtra: Penn-Trafford improves with time

As the season has progressed, so has the Warriors’ boys volleyball team.

3 days ago


East Xtra: Central Catholic junior a title contender

A standout in football, Bricen Garner also one of the top jumpers in the WPIAL.

3 days ago


 Mt. Lebanon's Jacob Rolfsen, left,  and Ambridge's Isaac Elliott strain for the finish line in the 100-meter dash at last year's Baldwin Invitational.

West Xtra: Ambridge sprinter is among the state's elite

Ambridge sophomore Isaac Elliott has posted the fastest times in the state in the 100- and 200-meter dashes.

3 days ago


West Xtra: Moon girl, 15, advances to Eastern Regional gymnastics meet

Sara Bell will compete for a prestigious gymnastics title at the Level 9 division in Florida next week.

3 days ago


North/West Xtra: Records fall for Quaker Valley junior

Hannah Bablak is establishing herself as one of the top middle-distance runners in the WPIAL.

3 days ago


North Xtra: North Allegheny volleyball streak in jeopardy

Boys volleyball team has a run of seven consecutive WPIAL titles.

3 days ago


South Xtra: Upper St. Clair hurdler is a WPIAL title threat

Brevin Banton has recorded some of the best times in the WPIAL in the hurdles events.

3 days ago


South Xtra: Bethel Park in quest of 5th section volleyball title in a row

With an unbeaten record through its first 10 section volleyball matches, Bethel rates as the team to beat.

3 days ago


 Mt. Lebanon's Ean Cafaro works against Central Catholic's Connor Quinlan in a match last week.

South Xtra: Mt. Lebanon taking a shot at a couple lacrosse titles

Because it competes in two leagues, Mt. Lebanon has a chance to win more than one lacrosse championship.

3 days ago


No. 2 in AAA rips No. 1 in baseball showdown

West Allegheny topples Chartiers Valley, 11-2, after scoring nine runs in sixth inning to break a 2-2 tie.

4 days ago


California, Pa., boys tennis team forfeits wins after using girl

The team will still go to the WPIAL playoffs despite forfeiting four victories because of a new WPIAL rule.

5 days ago


 Fox Chapel third baseman Dan Vargo tries to corral a throw Monday against Woodland Hills in a Section 3 Class AAAA game.

High school highlights: Fichtner sparks Allderdice to win in baseball against Plum

Nate Fichtner, a Memphis recruit, hit an RBI triple in the sixth spark a 3-2 home win against Class AAAA No. 2 Plum in a Section 4 game.

6 days ago


 Vincentian Academy's Marianne Abdalah breezes to a record-setting win in the 3200 meter-run at the Mars Area Invitational.

Vincentian sophomore Abdalah cruises to win at Mars Invitational

It wasn’t a perfect day for Marianne Abdalah, but she dominated the field for a victory in the 3,200.

1 week ago


 Gateway’s Danniele Taylor slides into second before the tag from Penn Hills’ Victoria DeVito Thursday. Gateway won the Class AAAA Section 2 softball game, 19-3.

High school highlights: Bethel Park routs Canon-McMillan in softball

The Black Hawks were dominant Thursday as they snatched the Class AAAA Section 4 lead from the No. 2 Big Macs, 14-4, in five innings.

1 week ago


Extracurricular activities slowly returning in Sto-Rox

District receiving Title I funding to improve student achievement.

1 week ago


 West Mifflin’s Kevin Garbark heads to the finish line on the winning 1,600-meter relay at the annual Tri-Sate Track Coaches Association Invitational April 11 at West Mifflin. Garbark is one of the top sprinters in the WPIAL.

South Xtra: After an injury-plagued season, West Mifflin sprinter is making up for lost time

Kevin Garbark was hampered by a hamstring injury a year ago, but now healthy, he’s emerged as one of the WPIAL’s top sprinters.

1 week ago


South Xtra: Surprise additions help Baldwin on volleyball court

With some unexpected “recruits,” Baldwin is among the top teams in WPIAL boys volleyball.

1 week ago


South Xtra: Peters Township duo pulls a major upset in WPIAL tournament

A Peters Township doubles team reached the WPIAL semifinals, but two consecutive losses kept it from qualifying for the state tournament.

1 week ago


 Mt. Lebanon's Sophia Klaber, carrying the ball past Quaker Valley's Eva Simakas during last year's WPIAL championship match, is a 20-goal scorer for the Blue Devils.

South Xtra: Mt. Lebanon girls continue their strong showing on the lacrosse field

Coming off a WPIAL girls lacrosse championship, the Blue Devils are enjoying another strong season.

1 week ago


East Xtra: Freshmen leading way for Penn-Trafford

Freshmen Kevin Lee and Turner Price top two players in Warriors’ winning tennis lineup.

1 week ago


 Derry Area's Jake Zemba has changed positions for a second year in a row and is now a right-side hitter for the Trojans.

East Xtra: Derry out to end Ambridge's domination

Boys volleyball team hoping this is the year it earns a second WPIAL title.

1 week ago


West Xtra: Fort Cherry jumper can't get enough work

When it comes to her track and field specialties, Koryn Jozwiakowski is a work-aholic.

1 week ago


 Beaver County Christian's Matthew Knab, a sophomore setter, spikes a shot as teammate Quinn McCracken (7), a junior middle hitter, watches during a match against Upper St. Clair earlier this season.

West Xtra: Beaver County Christian surprising its coach, volleyball foes

Despite a tremendous amount of youth and inexperience, Beaver County Christian appears to be headed to the WPIAL volleyball playoffs.

1 week ago


West Xtra: Blackhawk looking like a WPIAL tennis title contender

With its usual strong team, Blackhawk could make a serious run at a WPIAL team tennis title.

1 week ago


 Quaker Valley's McKenna Bermann, center, is surrounded by Pine-Richland defenders as she advances the ball during a match April 16 at Quaker Valley.

North/West Xtra: Top-ranked Quaker Valley rolling

Goaltender Aubrie Tarris playing key role in girls lacrosse team’s success.

1 week ago


North Xtra: Shady Side's run in jeopardy

Rare upset in WPIAL doubles tournament leaves Indians without a representative in PIAA run.

1 week ago


North Xtra: Seneca Valley coach fulfills promise

Dan Follett comes through on vow to turn boys volleyball team into a title contender.

1 week ago


 Central Catholic's Sam Heaps works against Mt. Lebanon's Owen Chamberlin Tuesday night. Mt. Lebanon rolled to an easy 17-3 victory.

High school highlights: Central Valley tops Beaver

The Underdog Warriors got redemption for a blowout loss earlier in the season by upsetting the top-ranked Bobcats.

1 week ago


 Knoch’s Jordan Geist winds up to throw the shot put Friday at the Butler Invitational.

Knoch thrower Jordan Geist shines at Butler Invitational

Jordan Geist was the only male to set a record at the Butler Invitational as his 66-11/2 throw in the shot put shattered the previous mark.

2 weeks ago


 Senior attack McKenna Ash has been a top contributor for the  Shaler Area lacrosse team in its quest for a third consecutive WPIAL title.

North Xtra: Another titan effort for Shaler

Two-time WPIAL champion girls lacrosse team once again headed toward the postseason.

2 weeks ago


 Fox Chapel Area's Sid Rajupet returns a shot during the WPIAL Class AAA singles championships.

North Xtra: Fox Chapel junior earns spot in PIAA tournament

Sid Rajupet advances by virtue of injury default in WPIAL consolation match.

2 weeks ago


North Xtra: Vincentian runner off to record start

Andrew Koryak has lofty goals as one of top middle distance runners in the state.

2 weeks ago


North Xtra: New coach looks to uphold tradition at Deer Lakes

Zak Roberts returns to his alma mater to take over for legendary volleyball coach Rick Tatrn.

2 weeks ago


 Bethel Park’s Alexandra Stevenson winds up for her discus throw at the Tri-Sate Track Coaches Association Invitational at West Mifflin High School.

South Xtra: Future is now for Bethel Park senior thrower

Lexi Stevenson know this is her last chance to go for gold in WPIAL and state track.

2 weeks ago


South Xtra: Tall, talented Steel Valley a section title threat in volleyball

Steel Valley has all the ingredients to make a serious run at a section title.

2 weeks ago


 Mt. Lebanon’s Dane Bendel, its No. 1 singles player, returns a shot during the WPIAL singles tournament.

South Xtra: Mt. Lebanon hopes to challenge for WPIAL tennis title

With a solid lineup, this could be the year Mt. Lebanon ends Shady Side’s stranglehold on the team tennis title.

2 weeks ago


South Xtra: Peters Township looking good on the lacrosse pitch

With a unified front and some talented athletes, Peters Township is ready to challenge for WPIAL lacrosse honors.

2 weeks ago


East Xtra: Penn Hills runner pacing himself

Sophomore Isaiah Bailey building up slowly to his marquee event, the 800-meter run.

2 weeks ago


East Xtra: Norwin plan is a Good one

New coach helping boys lacrosse team turn things around.

2 weeks ago


 Rochan Ramesh, Franklin Regional’s top singles player, returns a shot during the WPIAL Class AAA singles tournament on April 7.

East Xtra: Franklin Regional figures to be in the hunt

Behind solid play of junior Rochan Ramesh, Panthers once again strong in boys tennis.

2 weeks ago


East Xtra: New coach has Plum marching toward title

Rick “Storm” Peterson, a retired Air Force colonel, has boys volleyball team off to 6-0 start in section.

2 weeks ago


 Carlynton's Luke Phillips returns serve against Sewickley Academy's Sam Sauter in the WPIAL Class AA singles championship at the Racquet Club in Monroeville.

West Xtra: Carlynton's Phillips has a chance to make history on tennis court

After winning the WPIAL Class AA singles title, Carlynton’s Luke Phillips has a chance to win the school’s first state title.

2 weeks ago


 Moon Area's Ben Price looks to pass against Baldwin in a match April 7 at Baldwin High School.

West Xtra: Moon flexes muscles, dominates Division 2 lacrosse competition

With a senior-laden squad, Moon is having an impressive season on the lacrosse field.

2 weeks ago


High school highlights: Steel Valley tops No. 1 Seton, 2-1, in baseball

Winning pitcher Brandon Donovan pitched all eight innings and struck out 19, and Alex Ligeros went 4 for 5 with two RBIs to lead the

2 weeks ago


 Upper St. Clair third baseman Kevin Marthinsen, left, cannot apply a tag in time as Bethel Park’s Colin Loughman steals safely.

High school highlights: Mt. Lebanon cooks up win in baseball against Peters Township

Austin Kitchen struck out 15 in six innings to help Class AAAA No. 1 Mt. Lebanon win, 14-4, against No. 5 Peters Township in Section 5.

2 weeks ago


 North Allegheny’s Matt McGoey leads the pack during the 3200-meter run at the annual Tri-State Track & Field Coaches’ Association Outdoor Championships at West Mifflin High School.

Big days for North Allegheny, Mt. Lebanon at Tri-State meet

The Tigers boys and Blue Devils girls captured team titles Saturday at West Mifflin.

3 weeks ago



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