High School Sports


 South Fayette teammates pose for photos after defeating Dunmore in the PIAA Class AA championship game at Hersheypark Stadium Saturday afternoon.

West/South Xtra: Second title is twice as nice for South Fayette football team

In raising their winning streak to 32, the South Fayette Lions proved last year was no fluke in the PIAA Class AA championship game.

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 Jordan Whitehead and the Central Valley football team bowed out in the PIAA Class AAA championship game last Friday at Hersheypark Stadium.

West Xtra: Loss in football state title game stings Central Valley

A memorable football season that included a WPIAL title comes to a bitter end for Central Valley.

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 Beaver Falls' Donovan Jeter, a 6-foot-5 sophomore, shown scoring against Mars Area during a game last season, is one of the Tigers' top offensive threats.

West Xtra: Beaver Falls basketball coach holds great expectations

Beaver Falls has stepped up to Class AAA competition this season but that hasn’t lowered the expectations of coach Doug Biega.

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 Pine-Richland quarterback Ben DiNucci (3) and D'ondre Gastion console each other after losing to St. Joseph's Prep in the PIAA Class AAAA championship Saturday at Hersheypark Stadium.

North Xtra: Pine-Richland's comeback falls short

Rams' valiant effort in PIAA championship ends in disappointing loss.

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South Xtra: Seton-LaSalle off to surprising fast start

After losing its top three players from its WPIAL championship team, Seton-LaSalle was expected to take a step back this season. Not so.

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 Emotions get the best of Clairton quarterback Ryan Williams  after losing to Bishop Guilfoyle in the PIAA Class A championship game at Hersheypark Stadium last Friday.

South Xtra: Loss in state title football game shocks Clairton

A remarkable season that included the state scoring record ends in defeat for the Clairton Bears.

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 Allderdice junior Tim Jackson drives through Fox Chapel's defense to score the first two points of a game in a non-league victory for the Dragons on their home court.

East Xtra: Allderdice off to a strong start

Dragons preparing for another deep run into the boys basketball postseason.

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Basketball Box Scores: Dec. 16

Box scores from Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014

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 An official separates players as Clairton and Bishop Guilfoyle teammates tussle at the end of the PIAA Class A championship at Hersheypark Stadium last Friday.

Clairton deciding on plan after fight in PIAA championship

PIAA waits for Clairton’s plan to resolve football players’ behavior Friday in Class A championship.

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 Mt. Lebanon's Maura Wallace gets a face-full of the arm of Baldwin's Amanda Wood as she takes a shot while being trailed by Baldwin's Amanda Larkin Monday at Mt. Lebanon.

High school basketball highlights: Pine-Richland girls hand rival North Allegheny 1st loss

Unranked Pine-Richland girls basketball team upsets fourth-ranked North Allegheny, 66-58.

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Basketball Box Scores: Dec. 15

Box scores from Monday, Dec. 15, 2014

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2014 Boys Soccer All-Section Teams

WPIAL CLASS AAA

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2014 Girls Soccer All-Section Teams

 WPIAL CLASS AAA

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Shaler's Brianna Schwartz finishes 18th in prestigious race

Cross-country standout from Shaler Brianna Schwartz closed the year on a bittersweet note in San Diego.

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 Pine Richland's D'ondre Gastion carries for a touchdown against St. Joseph Prep in the PIAA class AAAA championship at Hersheypark Stadium Saturday.

PIAA Class AAAA: Pine-Richland suffers loss to St. Joseph’s Prep

What looked for a time like a lost cause briefly had the makings of an all-time comeback before it all ended in a loss for Pine-Richland.

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 South Fayette quarterback Brett Brumbaugh holds the championship trophy after defeating Dunmore in the PIAA class AA championship at Hersheypark Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

South Fayette defeats Dunmore, 28-16, for PIAA Class AA Championship

Hunter Hayes finished with 263 yards on 27 carries and scored two touchdowns to help South Fayette win its second consecutive PIAA title.

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Football Summaries: Game-by-Game Saturday

Summaries from Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014

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Basketball Box Scores: Dec. 13

Box scores from Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014

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 Freeport's Zoe Sollis, center, looks to shoot against East Allegheny Thursday night.

High school highlights: No. 1 Blackhawk wins big

A halftime lead turned into a rout for the Cougars against Beaver.

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Football Summaries: Game-by-Game Friday

Summaries from Friday, Dec. 12, 2014

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Basketball Box Scores: Dec. 12

Box scores from Friday, Dec. 12, 2014

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Basketball Box Scores: Dec. 11

Box scores from Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014

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 Jeannette's Julian Batts battles for possession against Serra Catholic's Tyler Grebur during a game last season. Batts is a senior for the Jayhawks.

East Xtra: Jeannette appears to be a prime contender in WPIAL

Boys basketball team looking to duplicate success of football team after dropping to Class A.

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West Xtra: Warriors aren't facing panic mode

Although they lost their first two games of the basketball season, the Central Valley Warriors know it’s not time to panic.

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West Xtra: Central Valley proves again it's not a one-man show

Jordan Whitehead has already had a season to remember, but he’s not the only reason Central Valley is 15-0.

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 South Fayette's Ryan Schmider gets by Hickory's Joey DeJulia for a touchdown after he intercepted the ball in the PIAA Class AA semifinal at Slippery Rock Saturday afternoon.

West/South Xtra: South Fayette's defense comes to the rescue in PIAA semifinals

Known mostly for its record-setting offense, South Fayette shows it has a strong defense, too, in a victory against Hickory.

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 Pine-Richland's Luke Everett pulls in a pass as he's defended by State College's Sam Plafcan Saturday afternoon at Mansion Park Stadium in Altoona.

North Xtra: Pine-Richland player has a fraternal link to state titles

Luke Everett watched his older brothers win PIAA titles, now it's his turn.

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South Xtra: South Park experiences quite a start

The South Park High School boys basketball team had a memorable start to its season.

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South Xtra: There's a lot that goes into making the Bears so good

Clairton’s football team didn’t become a powerhouse by accident.

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 Bethel Park's Shannon Conley brings up the ball against Norwin's Dominique Petoch.

High school highlights: Belle Vernon tops Greensburg Salem

A couple of high-scoring standouts had themselves a duel Monday night, and the Leopards came out on top.

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 Antonino Battaglia and Pine-Richland will play St. Joseph's Prep in the PIAA Class AAAA championship game Saturday.

Four WPIAL teams in state football finals for first time since '07

For the first time since 2007, all four PIAA finals have a WPIAL representative at Hersheypark Stadium.

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North Allegheny wins State College tournament

A balanced scoring effort lifted the Tigers to the State College tournament championship in a romp Saturday night.

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Pine-Richland clinches berth in first PIAA final since 2003

Led by QB Ben DiNucci, Pine-Richland rallied from 10 points down in the fourth and beat Wilson, 28-17, in a PIAA Class AAAA semifinal.

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 South Fayette quarterback Brett Brumbaugh passed for 140 yards Saturday in Slippery Rock to become the all-time leader in passing yards in PIAA history.

Brumbaugh breaks record as South Fayette advances

Senior QB Brett Brumbaugh set the state record for passing yards, and the Lions secured a return to the final with a win against Hickory.

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Central Valley gets berth in state finals with win vs. Bishop McDevitt

Jordan Whitehead returned a punt late — and a teammate recovered his fumble — to give the Warriors a chance to complete their comeback win.

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 Ambridge’s Daylon Carter splits two Penn Hills defenders in a 70-60 win Friday at Mars.

Boys basketball highlights: Standout senior
 rescues Gateway

Daylon Harris’ two free throw with less than a second left helped Class AAAA contender Gateway avoid an upset against Knoch.

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 Clairton's Lamont Wade is tackled by Sharpsville's George Keck during a PIAA Class A semifinal  at North Allegheny High School.

Mighty Clairton runs right into Class A final

The high-scoring Bears rolled along to the title game with a semifinal rout of Sharpsville, 54-18, led by star running back Lamont Wade.

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Girls basketball roundup: Vincetian wins clash of top teams

The Royals, the top-ranked team in Class A girls basketball, knocked off the top-ranked team in Class AA, Seton-LaSalle.

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Football Summaries: Game-by-Game Saturday

Summaries from Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014

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Football Summaries: Game-by-Game Friday

Summaries from Friday, Dec. 5, 2014

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 Leading Hempfield high school's varsity boys basketball team will be:  Kason Harrell (32), Tony Pilato (42), Coach Bill Swan and Logan Swan (5).

Varisty Xtra: Spartan Effort -- Hempfield emerges as a power in Class AAAA

With talent, size and experience, this season could be the joy ride of a lifetime for Hempfield.

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 Pine-Richland's Antonino Battaglia carries for a touchdown against State College at Mansion Park Stadium Nov. 29 in Altoona.

Pine-Richland’s mission 
must go through upstart Wilson High School

Unlike the Rams, Wilson — their opponent in the PIAA Class AAAA semifinals — didn’t fancy itself a contender before the season.

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 Pine-Richland quarterback Ben DiNucci, pictured celebrating after defeating Central Catholic in the WPIAL class AAAA championship Nov. 21 at Heinz Field,  was selected the Gatorade Pennsylvania player of the year.

Pine-Richland's DiNucci named player of the year

Rams quarterback Ben DiNucci added another accolade to his sterling resume this season when he was picked as the state player of the year.

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Boys basketball tipoff tournaments

Boys basketball tipoff tournament schedule for Friday, Dec. 5 and Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014

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Girls basketball tipoff tournaments

Girls basketball tipoff tournament schedule for Friday, Dec. 5 and Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014

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South Xtra: Gettin' ready for another 'hoops year'

As high school basketball season is about to tip off, here’s what you need to know.

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 Ryan Williams had a field day against Berlin Brothersvalley, completing 20 of 30 passes for 346 yards and six touchdowns.

South Xtra: When needed, senior QB gives Bears a boost

For most of the season, Clairton’s prolific offense didn’t really need Ryan Williams to throw the ball much, but when it does, he delivers.

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South/West Xtra: Hayes supplies with South Fayette punch on ground

As the Lions follow a familiar path to the state title game, junior running back Hunter Hayes fuels the team’s rushing game.

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 South Fayette's Brett Brumbaugh, tries to stop Elizabeth Forward's George Prota during a game last season.

South Xtra: Even with a new coach, Elizabeth Forward will follow same 'Prota-col'

Some key starters and the coach have departed Elizabeth Forward, but the Warriors still have their big man back on the court.

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West Xtra: Questions for a new season

Here’s what you need to know as high school basketball season is about to get under way.

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