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.

about 5 hours ago

 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

about 14 hours ago

 Former Steeler and current New England Patriot LeGarrette Blount leaves a court appearance Dec. 10.

Ex-Steeler Blount completes community service; drug charge withdrawn

Both LeGarrette Blount and Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell could still be subject to NFL discipline as a result of the August incident.

about 4 hours ago

 Patriots cornerback and Aliquippa alum Darrelle Revis answers questions Thursday in Chandler, Ariz. The Patriots play the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday.

Football roots run deep from Aliquippa to Super Bowl

New England superstar cornerback Darrelle Revis is the latest football player to carry the torch for former mill town.

about 14 hours ago

 New Jersey Devils' Jordin Tootoo, left, and  Pittsburgh Penguins' Robert Bortuzzo fight during a game Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, in Newark, N..J.

New Jersey mystery: Why can't the Penguins win at Prudential Center?

Penguins try to find a winning combination in New Jersey, where victories have been scarce for them in recent seasons.

about 14 hours ago

Penguins notebook: Former adversaries are now teammates

Sidney Crosby and Maxim Lapierre forget their often nasty past encounters now that they both wear a Penguins sweater.

about 14 hours ago

 Richard Sherman speaks at an NFL football news conference Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in Renton, Wash. The Seahawks play the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl on Feb. 2. (AP Photo/)

Ron Cook: Former Steelers great Jack Ham sees greatness in Seattle's Richard Sherman

Almost everyone agrees, it’s best for NFL quarterbacks to avoid Seahawks' All-Pro cornerback at all cost.

about 14 hours ago

 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.

about 14 hours ago

 Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon argues for a shot clock violation against George Tech to referee Tim Nestor in the second half at the Petersen Events Center Sat., January 17, 2015.

Panthers far from ready to write off year

Pitt players and coach Jamie Dixon refuse to give up on a season steeped in disappointment.

about 14 hours ago

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

about 14 hours ago

Bob Smizik: Lower the mound!

Nobody asked me, but . . .

about 8 hours ago

 Fans watch Alan Clyne of Scotland, right, return a shot to Saurav Ghosal of India during the Tournament of Champions squash tournament at Grand Central Terminal in New York on Jan. 16.

Professional squash tournament starts today at Rivers Club

The 3 Rivers Capital Pittsburgh Open will bring some of the world's most talented players to Pittsburgh today through Sunday.

about 14 hours ago

District Fishing Report: 1.30.15

A roundup of what’s biting on regional waterways.

about 14 hours ago

Boys basketball scoring leaders

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

about 14 hours ago

Girls basketball scoring leaders

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

about 14 hours ago

P-G Basketball Rankings

Through Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

about 14 hours ago

 NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks takes place Sunday at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.

Arizona tries to contain measles outbreak before Super Bowl

“Measles is wildly infectious, which is why it is so important that we identify cases quickly,” said health official Bob England of Arizona.

about 6 hours ago

 Robert Morris forward Stephan Bennett blocks shot by Fairleigh Dickinsons forward Myles Mann in the second half at the Charles Sewall Center.

Robert Morris cruises to 87-65 win over Fairleigh Dickinson

The Colonials are now 11-10 overall and 7-2 in the Northeast Conference.

about 14 hours ago

 Robert Morris head coach Andy Toole talks with Lucky Jones during a Jan. 18 game against Sacred Heart. The Colonials have won five of their past six games.

Colonials' manpower loss surmountable

Robert Morris keeps losing players, but the Colonials also keep on winning.

1 day ago

 Jason Worilds celebrates his sack against the Cleveland Browns at Heinz Field in September.

Ed Bouchette's Steelers chat: Live from Super Bowl XLIX

Reporting from the site of Sunday’s championship matchup, Ed takes your questions on how the Steelers can get back to playing for a title.

about 21 hours ago

Judge dismisses state suit against NCAA after settlement of Penn State scandal issues

A judge dismissed the suit after the NCAA restored 112 Penn State football wins and agreed to spend a $60 million fine in the state.

about 21 hours ago

 Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman celebrates a home playoff win against the Saints in January 2014.

Steelers could learn from way the Seahawks built their defense

While the Steelers got old, Seattle built a stout defense, and it started with drafting two quality cornerbacks.

1 day ago

Gerry Dulac's NFL Forecast: Super Bowl XLIX

The Seahawks are the first team in 10 years to appear in back-to-back Super Bowls -- but will they make it two victories in a row?

1 day ago

 Former Penguin Max Talbot, right, squares off with then-Montreal Canadien Maxim Lapierre.

Penguins notebook: Newest acquisition has an edge to his game

New Penguins forward Maxim Lapierre and superstar Sidney Crosby likely to forget their history now that they are teammates.

1 day ago

 Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers is sacked by Seattle defensive end Cliff Avril during the fourth quarter of the NFC Championship Game earlier this month.

Ron Cook: Steel Curtain vs. Seattle’s defense

The Seahawks are drawing comparisons to the great Steelers defense of the 1970s, but it might be a little premature.

1 day ago

 Tyler Boyd and the Pitt Panthers open their 2015 season Sept. 5 at home against Youngstown State.

ACC, Pitt finalize 2015 football schedule

Two weeknight home games are on the Panthers’ slate -- against North Carolina on Oct. 29 and against Miami on Nov. 27.

about 13 hours ago

 "It’s a pattern, we’re getting beat at the 3-point line and we know it," said Pitt coach Jamie Dixon.

Perimeter defense a major reason for Pitt's three-game slide

The Panthers are last in the ACC in 3-point defense, and the conference’s best shooting team, Notre Dame, comes to town this weekend.

1 day ago

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.

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.

1 day ago

District basketball roundup: Duquesne bit by Richmond, 86-55

Duquesne loses sixth game in a row, this time 86-55 on the road against Richmond.

1 day ago

Mt. Lebanon approves trap-and-euthanize deer cull

Mt. Lebanon hires Wildlife Specialists of Wellsboro, Pa., for trap-and-euthanize deer cull effort.

1 day ago

 Jonny David, a student at Mt. Lebanon High School and a member of the school's basketball team. He is a South Xtra Fabulous Five basketball all-star.

Athletes of the Week (1.29.15): Jonny David and Sam Breen

Mt. Lebanon’s Jonny David and Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic’s Sam Breen, two basketball standouts, nab this week’s honors.

1 day ago

South Xtra: Junior star leading West Mifflin

Karlyn Garner has helped the girls basketball team to one of its best starts in history.

1 day ago

 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.

1 day ago

South Xtra: Char-Houston senior making his point

Alec Ferrari is leading scorer for boys basketball team at 22.5 points per game.

1 day 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.

1 day ago

South Xtra: Mt. Lebanon facing a decisive stretch run

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

1 day ago

 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.

1 day ago

East Xtra: Riverview vies for WPIAL playoff bid

Girls basketball team ready for run behind five returning starters.

1 day ago

 Jesse Reed, a Greensburg Central Catholic High School graduate, is having a strong season playing for the American University Eagles, an NCAA Division I program located in Washington, D.C. He leads the nation in average minutes played per game.

East Xtra: Greensburg Central grad piling up serious court time

Jesse Reed, a junior at American University, leads NCAA Division I men’s basketball in minutes played per game.

1 day ago

East Xtra: Ellis School close to ending drought

Basketball team turning the corner and nears a rare playoff berth.

1 day 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.

1 day ago

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.

1 day ago

 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.

1 day ago

 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.

1 day 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.

1 day 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.

1 day 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.

1 day ago

 Mars freshman Robby Carmody, driving around North Catholic's Tom Braun, has played a key role in the Planet's success this season.

North Xtra: Planets align at top of Class AAA

Top-ranked Mars’ boys basketball team ready for stretch run as the team to beat.

1 day ago

North Xtra: Vincentian playing a tough slate

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

1 day ago


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