High School Sports


 Woodland Hills' Miles Sanders gets into the end zone for a touchdown against Upper St. Clair.

Woodland Hills running back Sanders commits to Penn State

Miles Sanders, who graduates in 2016, is Penn State's first committed recruit for that class.

2 days ago


 Penn-Trafford's Cameron Coy defeated Franklin Regional's Tyler Smith for the WPIAL Class AAA title at 132 pounds.

East Xtra: Penn-Trafford standout targets national title

Cameron Coy continues wrestling success by qualifying for USA cadet championships.

5 days ago


East Xtra: Hempfield's Pilato nearing college decision

Pitt heads list for talented 6-foot-7, 300-pound offensive lineman.

5 days ago


 Central Valley's Jordan Whitehead has a top list of five schools he is considering -- Pitt, Penn State, West Virginia, Ohio State and, most recently added, Alabama.

West Xtra: Central Valley's Whitehead adds 'Bama to his recruiting list

Jordan Whitehead already had an impressive list of college suitors, but he added one of the nation‘‍s premier programs this week.

5 days ago


 Brendan McKay put together an amazing senior year going 8-1 with a 0.55 ERA with 130 strikeouts in 63 innings.

West Xtra: Blackhawk's McKay had opponents firing blanks

Blackhawk pitcher Brendan McKay produced a season for the ages on his way to many honors.

1 week ago


 Fort Cherry's Jenna Lucas set a school record in the javelin throw on her way to her second consecutive PIAA Class AA title.

West Xtra: Fort Cherry's Lucas gets to the point

A two-time state champion in the javelin, Jenna Lucas is one talented athlete.

1 week ago


 In addition to being a standout in football and basketball, Gateway's Montae Nicholson also won two gold medals at the PIAA track championships.

East Xtra: Gateway three-sport standout Nicholson moves on to Michigan State

Montae Nicholson is a repeat winner of Post-Gazette East Xtra honor.

1 week ago


 Maddie Holmberg set a WPIAL record in the 300-meter hurdles this season.

East Xtra: Hempfield's Holmberg grabs another accolade

Already the Post-Gazette‘‍s choice as female co-athlete of the year in the daily, she adds East Xtra honors as well.

1 week ago


 South Fayette quarterback Brett Brumbaugh finishes this season with 3,897 yards to break the WPIAL single-season passing record.

South Xtra: Record-setting South Fayette QB earns high honor

Brett Brumbaugh‘‍s production on the football field and basketball court earns him special mention.

1 week ago


 McGuffey's Sammie Weiss is the South Xtra Female High School Athlete of the Year.

South Xtra: Two-sport standout Weiss puts McGuffey on the map

Sammie Weiss‘‍ achievements in basketball and softball has earned her a special honor.

1 week ago


 Shaler Area's Brianna Schwartz, who along with Hempfield's Maddie Holmberg was the Post-Gazette's Female Co-Athlete of the Year, is among the best -- if not the best -- female high school distance runner in WPIAL history. She is also the North Xtra Female High School Athlete of the Year.

North Xtra: North Hills' Bostick exceled in four sports during memorable senior year

Noah Bostick competed in four sports as a senior at North Hills and did well enough in each to earn special mention.

1 week ago


 When North Allegheny's Clay Byerly, right, defeated Butler Area's Ryan Hannon during the third-place consolation match at 182 pounds in the WPIAL Class AAA tournament last March, Hannon didn't get to go to Hershey.

South/East/West/North Xtra: New guidelines give WPIAL wrestlers one more spot at state tournament

The PIAA‘‍s decision to expand the tournament field in each weight class means WPIAL wrestlers get one more berth.

2 weeks ago


South Xtra: Peters junior mows down competition on the links

Peters Township golfer Jake Sollon dominates at West Penn Junior championship.

2 weeks ago


 Greater Latrobe's Luke Pletcher defeated Parkland's Ethan Lizak, 3-2, at the Powerade Christmas Tournament in December to win the 120-pound weight class title.

East Xtra: Latrobe's Pletcher works to make dream a reality

Wrestler halfway there to joining elite club with four PIAA titles.

2 weeks ago


North Xtra: Former assistant in charge at Butler

Patrick Hammonds steps in to continue the success of Golden Tornado hockey team.

2 weeks ago


 Northgate coach T.J. Wiley had his first head coaching job at Penn-Trafford in 2009 when he was just 29 years old.

North/East Xtra: Coach returns for Northgate Part II

T.J. Wiley returns to coach football team after a one-year stint at Deer Lakes.

2 weeks ago


East Xtra: New Norwin coach hunts right formula

Coming together as a team top priority for new football coach Dave Brozeski.

2 weeks ago


 Maddie Holmberg of Hempfield Area wins the girls AAA 300 meter hurdles Saturday in the PIAA track and field championships at Shippensburg University in Shippensburg, Pa., May 24.

Female Athletes of the Year: Maddie Holmberg and Brianna Schwartz

Hempfield's Holmberg and Shaler's Schwartz -- both juniors -- were in their own class as track and field stars.

3 weeks ago


Top stories from the 2013-14 high school sports year

The 15 stories that defined the 2013-14 high school sports year

3 weeks ago


 New Castle's Malik Hooker is the Post-Gazette's male athlete of the year.

Male Athlete of the Year: In basketball or football, Malik Hooker was the man

Whether New Castle senior Malik Hooker was excelling in football or basketball, one thing was clear: He was the man among boys.

3 weeks ago


West Xtra: High School Baseball All-Stars

Brendan McKay Blackhawk: Pitcher, Sr., Louisville recruit went 6-0 with 94 strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA in regular season

3 weeks ago


East Xtra: High School Baseball All-Stars

The area‘‍s top high school baseball players are selected by the Post-Gazette Scholastic Sports Staff.

3 weeks ago


South Xtra: High School Baseball All-Stars

The area‘‍s top high school baseball players are selected by the Post-Gazette Scholastic Sports Staff.

3 weeks ago


North Xtra: High School Baseball All-Stars

The area‘‍s top high school baseball players are selected by the Post-Gazette Scholastic Sports Staff.

3 weeks ago


East Xtra: For this standout, Pitt was always it

Woodland Hills junior Jake Jessell has already committed to play baseball for the Panthers.

3 weeks ago


 Seton-LaSalle's Levi Masua, 21, will play college basketball at Pitt-Johnstown with former Rebels teammate Dale Clancy.

South Xtra: Seton-LaSalle teammates on the same path

Levi Masua and Dale Clancy will continue their basketball careers together at Pitt-Johnstown.

3 weeks ago


South Xtra: Wrestling standout advances to event in Slovakia

A journey to Europe next month will be a business trip for Belle Vernon wrestler Jarod Verklereen.

3 weeks ago


 Fox Chapel middle hitter Jaysen Zaleski was voted All-WPIAL Class AAA second team.

North/South/East/West Xtra: Local talent embarks on national tournament with PVC

Volleyball players from 17 area school districts will be competing with the Pittsburgh Volleyball Club in Houston, Texas.

3 weeks ago


 Quaker Valley quarterback Dane Jackson attends Cornell High School but competes for the Quakers under a PIAA-approved cooperative agreement.

North/West Xtra: A two-school, two-sport star

Dane Jackson, one of the area's top football prospects, displays talent on the field as well as respectful character off the field.

3 weeks ago


 Junior Canon-McMillan outfielder Abby McCartney, a Robert Morris commit, is the 2014 softball player of the year.

2014 All-Area Softball Team, Player of the Year

Canon-McMillan junior outfielder Abby McCartney is the 2014 softball player of the year after hitting .575 this season with 12 home runs.

1 month ago


 Blackhawk pitcher Brendan McKay is the 2014 baseball player of the year.

2014 All-Area Baseball Team, Player of the Year

Blackhawk standout Brendan McKay leads this year‘‍s all-area selections on the diamond as the 2014 Post-Gazette baseball player of the year.

1 month ago


2014 All-Section Baseball Teams

Selected by the Post-Gazette scholastic sports staff, based on voting by WPIAL coaches.

1 month ago


2014 All-Section Softball Teams

Selected by the Post-Gazette scholastic sports staff, based on voting by WPIAL and City League coaches.

1 month ago



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