East Allegheny's Amani Johnson runs up field against South Fayette Monday night.

Varsity Xtra: Some WPIAL athletes pulling double duty in the same season

The days of two- and three-sport athletes, however, might be dying.

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High school highlights: Keystone Oaks tops No. 1 South Fayette

The top-ranked Lions had only given up four goals in an 11-game winning streak, but the Golden Eagles broke out for a 2-1 victory.

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 Andrew Lusebrink, center, and teammates break during drills. Providence Heights Alpha School combined soccer teams with St. Ursula in Hampton to become Allison Park United.

Two schools, one team: Providence Heights Alpha School and St. Ursula combine soccer squads

At the end of the 2014-15 school year, 26 of the eighth-graders graduated, leaving Providence Heights Alpha School with only eight players.

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 Peters Township's Kelson Marisa, right, heads the ball away from Chartiers Valley's Max Kehoe in a match last week.

South Xtra: Peters Township gearing up to defend its title

Indians overcome injuries to remain in the thick of the Section 5 boys soccer race.

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South Xtra: Success begins at an early age at Bentworth

Development of youth soccer has helped the high school soccer teams flourish, including two of the WPIAL’s top scorers.

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 Plum's Taylor Oravitz, left, and Fox Chapel's Virginia Dixon Veltri fight for the ball last month.

East Xtra: Plum soccer gearing up for postseason

Mustangs’ girls team gaining momentum despite disappointing losses to Fox Chapel.

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West Xtra: Carlynton in soccer logjam

Boys team is on top, but faces important week with playoff implications.

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High school highlights: Chartiers Valley boys soccer beats No. 1 team in Class AAA

Chartiers Valley won, 3-2, Tuesday, handing Canon-McMillan its second loss in a row.

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East Xtra: Deep roster a key to Allderdice's success

Boys soccer team has enough talent to make its mark against WPIAL competition.

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West Xtra: Beaver Area rises to top despite injuries

Defense has been key as Bobcats emerge as front-runners in Section 4-AA standings.

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West Xtra: Expectations are high for Central Valley

Returning starters are key to girls soccer team’s lofty expectations.

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North Xtra: For Pine-Richland, the glass is half full

All the early ties leave a positive feeling with the Rams’ boys soccer team.

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 South Park's Christian Payne attempts a header against Yough keeper Alex Vilchek in a match earlier this season.

South Xtra: Diversity, depth fuel South Park

As expected, Eagles are once again one of the Class AA boys soccer teams to beat.

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 Canon-McMillan's Sabrina Bryan attacks the ball in a match earlier this season against Peters Township.

South Xtra: Canon-McMillan chasing elusive title

Despite successful playoff run, Big Macs’ girls soccer team still in search of section championship.

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South Xtra: Canon-McMillan has a target on its back

As defending PIHL Class AAA champion, Big Macs’ hockey team knows it will see every team’s best.

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Soccer scoring leaders

Boys and girls scoring leaders for WPIAL teams through Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015

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 Fox Chapel's Margot Savin, left, drives the ball up against Oakland Catholic Tuesday night in a girls field hockey game.

High school highlights: Central Valley boys score big win

The Central Valley boys soccer team took down rival Beaver, ranked second in Class AA, Tuesday night in a pivotal Class AA Section 4 game.

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 Beaver's Justin Rogowski, center, fights for possession against Blackhawk's Aaron Frederick, left, and Nevan Schwab, right, in a boys soccer game Thursday night.

High school highlights: Allderdice gets revenge on Brashear

No. 1 Dragons win rematch of last season's City League football title game against No. 2 Bulls.

2 weeks ago

 Children in Cameroon, Africa, wearing soccer jerseys from Avonworth High School.

Avonworth team shares jerseys and equipment with African soccer players

Avonworth senior soccer players Lauren Robinet and Alex Kirsch organized a donation of old equipment to Cameroon for their senior project.

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West Xtra: Defending champ Montour has target on its back

No longer the surprise girls soccer team, Spartans welcome their opponent’s best.

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West Xtra: Returning starters spark turnaround for Montour

Experience has been key for boys soccer team’s strong start.

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 Siblings Matt and Krystyna Rytel each scored a hat trick Sept. 15 for Shady Side Academy.

North Xtra: Shady Side Academy the recipient of sibling rivalry

Matt and Krystyna Rytel are in a scoring battle that helps their respective teams win.

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 After scoring, Mars' Andrew Deifenbacher, left, hugs teammate Cole Ferguson last week against Shady Side Academy.

North Xtra: Mars Area picks up where it left off

Planets’ boys soccer team quickly adapts and establishes itself once again as a team to beat.

2 weeks ago

North Xtra: Young Pine-Richland survives rough opening week

With only four returning starters, girls soccer team posts 4-0 record in difficult week in section.

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South Xtra: Canon-McMillan teaching opponents a lesson

New preseason approach paying off as boys soccer team jumps to the top of Section 5-AAA.

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South Xtra: South Park rebuilds in a hurry

Talented underclassmen step in to fill in the losses to graduation for girls soccer team.

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East Xtra: Plum hoping to keep streak alive

Mustangs’ girls volleyball team has qualified for postseason 10 years in a row; No. 11 could be difficult.

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 Norwin's Anthony Harding (28) defends against a Seneca Valley attacker Sept. 4 at Chartiers Valley.

East Xtra: Norwin overcomes slow start

Knights’ boys soccer team gets back on track behind a deep roster of talent.

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Note to soccer coaches


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South Fayette girls soccer ends South Park's streak with 1-0 win

South Park had its 39-game unbeaten streak in Section 5 snapped Wednesday against South Fayette.

2 weeks ago

Xtra points: A double shot of Gunn

Gunn is a junior at Highlands and one of the top players on the girls soccer team, but she is also the starting kicker for the football

3 weeks ago

North Xtra: Seneca Valley optimistic about strong start

Defense has been key for boys soccer team’s early success.

3 weeks ago

South/West Xtra: South Fayette girls looking to take the next step

With nine returning starters, soccer team has sights set on advancing in the WPIAL postseason.

3 weeks ago

South/West Xtra: South Fayette living up to the challenge

Despite loss of talent, boys soccer team upholding its strong tradition.

3 weeks ago

East Xtra: Depth has been key to Hempfield's success

Second-year coach turning boys soccer program around.

3 weeks ago

 Norwin celebrates a goal by Maddy Schickel behind Latrobe defender Viktoria Jones last week.

East Xtra: Numbers looking good at Norwin

Girls soccer team using early playoff exit from last year as motivation this season.

3 weeks ago

Bishop Canevin boys edge Avonworth in soccer

Junior midfielder Grant Temple scored with just over a minute left in a 2-1 victory in Class A Section 3.

3 weeks ago

 Greensburg Central Catholic star Bailey Cartwright, a junior who verbally committed to play at Notre Dame, celebrates a goal with teammate Abby Skatell (9).

East Xtra: Greensburg Central Catholic produces top soccer talent despite small enrollment

Three players in the past three years have committed to major Division I women’s soccer programs, the latest being junior Bailey Cartwright.

4 weeks ago

High school highlights: Top scorers from last season lead teams to victories

Bailey Cartwright and Maya Watkins scored four goals, respectively, in blowout wins.

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