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 Mars' Tori Kopchak, left, defends Central Valley's Lexy Delostrino, right, Wednesday at Hampton High School.

High school highlights: Yough wins, gives up two goals

The Yough girls soccer team let up a goal for the first time, but the Cougars edged South Fayette, 3-2, in a WPIAL Class AA quarterfinal.

about 15 hours ago


 Moon freshman Delaney Snyder, dribbling the ball up field against Trinity's Jenna Becker, has been an important addition this season for the Tigers.

West Xtra: Moon easily handles move up to Class AAA

The Moon girls soccer team moved up to Class AAA this season, but that didn’t stop the Tigers from reaching the postseason once again.

about 15 hours ago


North/West Xtra: Sewickley wins with a new lineup

The Sewickley Academy boys soccer team earns top seed, first-round bye in WPIAL playoffs.

about 15 hours ago


North Xtra: Shady Side reloads, gets No. 2 seed in playoffs

Girls soccer team storms into postseason on strength of defense.

about 15 hours ago


South Xtra: Seton-LaSalle bows out in first round of WPIAL playoffs

After a tough start to the season, the Seton-LaSalle boys soccer team rallied to win a share of the Section 3-A title.

about 15 hours ago


 Peters Township's Mia Toscano controls the ball in front of  Baldwin's Allison Breisinger during a WPIAL Class AAA girls soccer first-round playoff game Saturday.

South Xtra: Peters Township is still a force to be reckoned with in WPIAL

With a lot of experienced, talented players, Peters Township has once again returned to the WPIAL playoffs.

about 15 hours ago


East Xtra: Centurions overcome loss of stars to rate No. 1

Sophomore Bailey Cartwright steps up to fill offensive void at Greensburg Central Catholic.

about 15 hours ago


East Xtra: Strong season ends for Norwin

Knights' depth leads to impressive run for boys soccer team.

about 15 hours ago


 North Allegheny forward Michael Peters gets the ball in front of Allderdice defense Monday night.

High school highlights: Quaker Valley upsets Mars, 2-0, in boys soccer

Walter Hubsch and Fritz Wiltman scored to lead No. 15 seed Quaker Valley to a 2-0 win at No. 2 Mars in a WPIAL Class AA first-round playoff.

2 days ago


High school soccer: Penn-Trafford girls advance

Casey Aunkst added another big moment to her memorable weekend, helping the Warriors to an overtime first-round win against North Allegheny.

4 days ago


 James Duchi, McGuffey High School

Post-Gazette High School Athletes of the Week: James Duchi and Bailey Cartwright

The Post-Gazette selects two high school athletes each week for their outstanding achievements.

6 days ago


 Members of the Yough High School girls soccer team, from left, Tayler Powell, Emily McClaren, Shawna Zaken, Natalie Luppold, Danica Pils, Leigh Appolonia, Alex O'Brien, Jessica Moore, Hannah Ponitz, Theresa Merlino and Corynn Appolonia pose for a portrait at their home field on Monday, Oct. 13, 2014.  The girls ended their regular season this year without allowing a single opposing team to score.

Varsity Xtra: Pointless pastime -- Competing against Yough yields nothing

They have been playing girls soccer in the WPIAL for more than three decades. Never has there been a team like Yough.

6 days ago


 Despite the efforts of Penn-Trafford's Casey Aunkst, left, Norwin's Alexis Kendro moves the ball up field for the Knights.

East Xtra: Norwin girls notch section title under new coach

Unranked in the preseason, the Norwin girls soccer team completes a successful regular season.

1 week ago


East Xtra: Mount Pleasant boys soccer team is on a roll

An eight-game section winning streak lands the Vikings boys soccer team the Section 1-AA title.

1 week ago


North Xtra: Fox Chapel revs it up for a playoff run

Girls soccer team finishes second in Section 3-AAA.

1 week ago


North Xtra: Vincentian enjoys section title

Despite several new players, boys soccer team caps a perfect run through Section 2-A.

1 week ago


 Upper St. Clair's Shayne Sibley (in light uniform) sets up a goal against Chartiers Valley during a match last month.

South Xtra: Upper St. Clair boys overcome loss of coach to win section title

An accident at home knocked their coach out for the season, but the Upper St. Clair boys soccer team has prospered.

1 week ago


South Xtra: Upper St. Clair girls celebrating Section 5-AAA championship

Upper St. Clair will enter the WPIAL Class AAA girls soccer playoffs in grand fashion, as a section champion.

1 week ago


High school highlights: WPIAL golfers advance to PIAA championships

Two boys and two girls from WPIAL shot well enough in the PIAA Western Regional to advance to the state championships next week in York.

1 week ago


Note to Soccer Coaches

The Post-Gazette plans to publish boys and girls soccer scoring leaders next week.

1 week ago


High school highlights: McGuffey senior RB hits milestone in win

Standout running back James Duchi became the 61st player in WPIAL history to rush for 4,000 yards in a victory Saturday at Burgettstown.

1 week ago


 Ryan Sproule

Central Catholic and Shaler High School athletes of the week

The Post-Gazette takes note of the achievements of two district high school athletes.

1 week ago


Brashear trounces Carrick in football

High school highlights: Brashear had little trouble in the City League Thursday night, rolling past Carrick at Cupples Stadium.

1 week ago


 Penn-Trafford's Natalie DiPaolo, left, gets her toe on the ball battling Norwin's Taylor Curpie, right, at mid-field in the first half Wednesday at Penn-Trafford.

High school highlights: Mars girls trip Knoch

For the fifth year in a row, the Mars girls soccer team will head into the postseason as unbeaten section champions.

2 weeks ago


 South Fayette's Jake Thomas takes control of the ball in front of Keystone Oaks' Brian Bosnan as teammate Nick McKee, left, follows the play.

South/West Xtra: South Fayette takes the offensive

After losing a key player to injury, South Fayette had to change its style, and it’s worked well.

2 weeks ago


 Franklin Regional's Haley Zeliff clears the ball as Plum's Alexandra Gipson defends.

East Xtra: Franklin Regional learns lesson well

Rallying to finish .500 last year has paid off this season for the Franklin Regional girls soccer team.

2 weeks ago


East Xtra: Winchester Thurston wins Section 1-A title

Boys soccer team finishes on top for first time since joining WPIAL 14 years ago.

2 weeks ago


West Xtra: Montour states its case for a section title in girls soccer

Although Central Valley and Hopewell have dominated in Section 3-AA girls soccer in recent years, Montour crashed the party this year.

2 weeks ago


 Pine-Richland's Jennifer Shulkosky, left, and North Allegheny's Amanda Miller both strive to gain possession during a recent Section 2-AAA match.

North Xtra: Pine-Richland girls ready for playoffs

A loss in last season’s playoffs provides plenty of fuel for the Rams girls soccer team.

2 weeks ago


North Xtra: Seneca Valley's style downright offensive

Raiders attacking and defending their way to top of boys soccer standings.

2 weeks ago


 Obama Academy's Theodore Papazekos heads the ball against West Allegheny's Michael Roberts Tuesday night.

High school highlights: Seneca Valley boys soccer defends crown

The No. 5 Raiders claimed the Class AAA Section 2 title again thanks to a little help from North Allegheny’s loss to Shaler.

2 weeks ago


High school highlights: Upper St. Clair wins on late goal

Garrett Blake’s goal with two minutes left in the game gave Class AAA No. 2 Upper St. Clair a 2-1 win at No. 3 Peters Township.

2 weeks ago


North Xtra: Mars girls continue amazing run through section competition

The Mars Area girls soccer team's section win streak reaches 70.

3 weeks ago


 South Park senior midfielder Sarah Stanley, left, collides with Thomas Jefferson's Kylie Polick as they battle for possession.

South Xtra: South Park girls using speed, finesse to dominate

With the injection of some talented freshmen into the lineup, the South Park girls soccer team is a force to be reckoned with.

3 weeks ago


East Xtra: Allderdice rides diverse unit in its drive for a playoff spot

Camaraderie, unity key to soccer team's success despite eight foreign-born players on its roster.

3 weeks ago


High school highlights: Central Catholic clinches section title

Ryan Sproule scored three times to help Class AAA No. 1 Central Catholic clinch Section 4 with a win against Bethel Park.

3 weeks ago


 Upper St. Clair's Shayne Sibley (23) sets up his first goal of the game against Chartiers Valley Thusrday night.

High school highlights: Brashear rolls to win

A couple of returns for touchdowns helped lead the Bulls past Perry for their first City League victory.

3 weeks ago


Brashear's roster reads like a League of Nations

A breakdown of players: 3 Hispanic, 9 African, 9 Bhutanese, 10 Caucasian, 4 Asian, 4 mixed race, and 2 African-American.

3 weeks ago


Soccer Scoring Leaders

Boys and girls scoring leaders for WPIAL teams through Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014

3 weeks ago


West Xtra: Battered Blackhawk struggling to stay in playoff race

Blackhawk has had to deal with a bunch of injuries but still has a shot to be a playoff team.

4 weeks ago


West Xtra: Injury-riddled Riverside battling to remain in playoff contention

Despite a plethora of injuries, Riverside remains in contention for a WPIAL playoff spot in girls soccer.

4 weeks ago


 Kelsey O'Connor, a senior forward, is the lone returning all-section player for Seneca Valley. She has helped the Raiders to a strong start to the season.

North Xtra: Seneca Valley focuses on goal

Top-ranked girls soccer team primed for another run to WPIAL championship.

4 weeks ago


North Xtra: After strong first half, Mars wary

Road games could test the unbeaten boys soccer team.

4 weeks ago


South Xtra: Unusual position switch helping Ringgold

Converting a goalkeeper into a forward has helped Ringgold vie for section honors in boys soccer.

4 weeks ago


 South Allegheny's Nina Tyszkiewicz led the Gladiators in scoring last season with 24 goals.

South Xtra: South Allegheny in a wild scramble for soccer playoff spot

With a solid veteran core returning, is expected to make a run in the WPIAL playoffs this year.

4 weeks ago


East Xtra: Yough setting its goals very high

Veteran defense sets its sights on school record for goals allowed.

4 weeks ago


East Xtra: Defense is first priority for Penn-Trafford

Boys soccer team can score goals, but stopping them is key.

4 weeks ago


 Deer Lakes goalie Austin Barneycastle, left, and defender Chad Zubik, center, can’t stop Mars’ Andrew Deifenbacher from scoring Tuesday in Mars’ 4-1 Class AA Section 2 win.

High school highlights: North Allegheny shut outs Seneca Valley

North Allegheny tops Seneca Valley, 2-0, in Class AAA Section 2 boys soccer.

4 weeks ago



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