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 Shaler's Brianna Schwartz shown here winning the WPIAL class AAA cross country championship at Cooper's Lake Campground on Oct. 23, 2014.

Varsity Xtra: Off track — Shaler's Schwartz has standout career on hold

In less than a year, star Shaler runner Brianna Schwartz has experienced two events that could change her life forever.

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 Maddie Holmberg was the Post-Gazette co-Female Athlete of the Year for the 2013-14 school year, along with Shaler distance runner Brianna Schwartz.

Hempfield's Holmberg has hurdles to clear

Maddie Holmberg says her knee feels good. But it's her heart that will hurt most this spring.

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 Leah Smith during her Oakland Catholic days.

Where are they now?: 3.27.15

Leah Smith is considered one of the best collegiate swimmers in the country, and she proved it twice last weekend.

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Fox Chapel team to beat out of talented Section 3

A changing of the guard could take place in WPIAL boys volleyball this season.

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South Xtra: Loss in final dampens Canon-McMillan's run

Penalties mar Penguins Cup champs in Pennsylvania Cup effort.

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East Xtra: Kiski Area coach decides to step down

Alumna Ellen Toy will no longer coach volleyball due to health reasons.

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East Xtra: Finding replacements key to Gateway

Top scorers gone as Gators begin “new era” in boys lacrosse.

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 Woodland Hills' Isaiah Brooks is the reign­ing WPIAL Class AAA tri­ple jump cham­pion.

East Xtra: Woodland Hills senior jumps to the top

Isaiah Brooks returns to defend WPIAL Class AAA triple jump title.

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 Mars senior Kyle Thomas gave the Planets their only lead in a 5-2 loss against Bayard Rustin in the Pennsylvania Cup Class A championship.

North Xtra: Impressive run ends with tough loss for Mars

Late flurry by Bayard Rustin buries Planets in quest for state hockey championship.

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 Pine-Richland attacker Jeremy Kennedy will play college lacrosse at Saint Vin­cent.

North Xtra: It's a new culture for Pine-Richland lacrosse

Seniors to provide key leadership under new coach Chip Young.

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 Jamie Kyriazis, left, is retiring at age 42 af­ter 15 sea­sons at North Al­le­gheny. The Tigers posted a 217-68 record dur­ing his ten­ure.

North Xtra: Coach stepping down at North Allegheny

Jamie Kyriazis is resigning after 15 years as wrestling coach.

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Penalties thwart Canon-McMillan in 6-4 loss against Holy Ghost Prep

Canon-McMillan can’t overcome penalties, falls, 6-4, to Holy Ghost Prep in Class AAA hockey title game.

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Bayard Rustin downs Mars, 3-1, in Class A Pennsylvania Cup title game

Bayard Rustin fends off Mars’ barrage of shots to win Class A Pennsylvania Cup hockey title.

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PIAA Hockey Championships: Tonkovich is Big Macs' leader

Austin Tonkovich lead Canon-McMillan to its second PIHL Class AAA Penguins Cup title in the past six years.

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PIAA Hockey Championships at a glance

A look at the three games this weekend at Penn State.

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 Mars Area's Ben Heltman holds off Alex Hodas of Erie McDowell as he controls the puck in the first period at the BladeRunners in Warrendale.

North Xtra: Mars sets sights on state title

Penguins Cup champion Planets to test defensive skills in Pennsylvania Cup game Saturday.

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North Xtra: Mars' Folz doubles his pleasure at PIAA meet

Earns two individual gold medals in Class AA swimming championships.

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South Xtra: Upper St. Clair's Dudzinski overcomes setback to have strong showing at PIAA swim meet

Ryan Dudzinski was disqualified in one of his best events at the WPIAL championships, but he overcame that disappointment at the state meet.

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South Xtra: Canon-McMillan rides strong goaltending to state title game

Conor Hartnett has been sizzling in goal for Class AAA Penguins Cup champion Canon-McMillan.

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East Xtra: Hempfield hockey is on the rise

Future is bright despite loss in Penguins Cup semifinals.

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West Xtra: West Allegheny senior wins gold at state swim meet

Jarod Kehl capped an excellent high school swimming career by winning a PIAA championship in the 500-yard freestyle.

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 Central Catholic's Vincenzo Joseph defeats Fredy Stroker, from Bettendorf, Iowa, by major decision, 14-4, Sunday in the Dapper Dan Wrestling Classic.

U.S. all-stars beat best of Pennsylvania in Dapper Dan Classic

The Pennsylvania squad couldn’t quite keep pace with the nation’s top wrestlers, dropping a 31-14 match at Fitzgerald Field House.

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WPIAL team struggles vs. Illinois, but relishes experience

With many of the area’s top wrestlers picked for the Pennsylvania all-star team, the WPIAL squad wasn’t as strong as previous years.

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WPIAL can make another statement in Dapper Dan Wrestling Classic

The overall strength of the WPIAL this season could make things tougher for the WPIAL all-star team in the Dapper Dan Wrestling Classic.

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PIAA swimming: Norwin's Painter wins 500 free

WPIAL athletes, including Norwin’s Kathryn Painter, dominated on the first day of the PIAA Class AAA swimming and diving championships.

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Class AAA hockey: Canon-McMillan beats Butler for Penguins Cup

The Big Macs advance to the PIHL Class AAA Pennsylvania Cup championship with the 4-0 victory.

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Class AA hockey: Armstrong loses to Erie Cathedral Prep in Penguins Cup final

The Ramblers ended a long Penguins Cup drought by avenging a loss earlier this season to the Riverhawks.

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Class A hockey: Stars align for Mars in Penguins Cup

Quaker Valley was the victim of some bad bounces, while the Planets took advantage to reach another PIHL championship game.

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Chartiers Valley diver Lohman defends Class AAA title

Maria Lohman successfully defends her PIAA Class AAA diving title.

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 Penn Hills' Te'Shan Campbell, right, controls Altoona's D.J. Hollingshead to win the PIAA Class AAA championship at 170 pounds. Campbell took a 4-2 decision.

Varsity Xtra: WPIAL guys carry the state banner in Classic

Te'Shan Campbell is the first wrestler in the 41-year history of the Dapper Dan Wrestling Classic to be chosen twice by the committee.

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Canon-Mac, Butler earn way to final

When the PIHL realigned in the offseason, the idea was to restore a competitive balance throughout the league.

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Quaker Valley wins AA crown at PIAA swimming and diving championships

The WPIAL advanced 28 swimmers and four relay teams into the consolation or championship in the PIAA swimming and diving championships.

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 South Fayette's Mike Carr celebrates after winning a PIAA championship at 138 pounds, defeating Saegertown's Tyler Vath, 3-1.

West Xtra: South Fayette's Mike Carr has a joy ride to state wrestling title

The South Fayette wrestler releases lots of pent-up emotion after winning his first PIAA championship.

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West/South Xtra: Chartiers Valley diver building a legacy

As Maria Lohman aims for her third PIAA diving championship, she can finish her high school career as one of the WPIAL’s best ever.

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 Bishop Canevin's Jason Bilski, right, skates away with the puck as Cathedral Prep's Hunter Emerson pursues him.

West/South Xtra: Canevin's surprising run ends in PIHL semifinals

After being hit hard by graduation attrition, Bishop Canevin wasn’t expected to have a great hockey season, but it did.

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 North Hills' Gage Curry, right, battles against Franklin Regional's Devin Brown in the PIAA Class AAA championship match at 113 pounds. Brown won by a 5-3 decision.

North Xtra: North Hills junior finishes one step shy of state title

North Hills’ Gage Curry came o-so close to winning his first PIAA wrestling championship.

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 Shaler's Justin Yuiska, left, and Armstrong's Luke Gross, right, react to the puck in front of the Armstrong net Monday night.

North Xtra: Shaler's turnaround season ends in Penguins Cup semifinals

After winning 11 more games than last season, the Shaler Titans were stopped in the PIHL semifinals.

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North Xtra: North Allegheny teams poised to grab for the gold at PIAA swim meet

North Allegheny’s boys and girls teams are serious threats to win state swimming titles.

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 By winning a 4-2 decision against Huntindon's Jacob Oliver, Jake Wentzel became the first state champion in South Park wrestling history.

South Xtra: Two programs produce landmark day at state finals

Wrestlers from South Park and Mt. Lebanon turned in notable performances at the PIAA championship tournament.

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 South Fayette's Mike Carr celebrates after winning a PIAA championship at 138 pounds, defeating Saegertown's Tyler Vath, 3-1.

South Xtra: South Fayette's Carr has a joy ride at PIAA championships

South Fayette wrestler Mike Carr released plenty of pent up emotion after winning a state championship.

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 Franklin Regional's Josh Shields controls Wyoming Valley West's Cody Cordes during his 5-2 victory in the PIAA Class championship match at 160 pounds.

East Xtra: Franklin Regional enjoys golden moments at state meet

Four Franklin Regional wrestlers capped an impressive season by winning state titles.

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East Xtra: Burrell's Beattie earns elusive state championship

Burrell heavyweight Al Beattie had an impressive high school resumé that was only missing one thing -- until last Saturday.

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East Xtra: Penn Hills sprinter eyes PIAA hardware

WPIAL champion Norman Gregory is hoping to add to his trophy case at the state championships.

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East Xtra: Central Catholic persevered, won PIHL berth

It took some doing, but Central Catholic earned a spot in the PIHL Class AAA playoff field.

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Comeback wins lead Quaker Valley, Mars to title PIHL Class A game

Quaker Valley (21-1-1) beat Hempfield, 3-2, in the Penguins Cup semis at 84 Lumber Arena; Mars (19-4-1) topped Deer Lakes (17-6-1), 4-3.

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Ellwood City's Taylor Petrak places first in freestyle at PIAA championships

Mars’ Taylor Hockenberry won the diving championships with a score of 426.75. The next-closest was Brittany Hart of Riverside at 411.30.

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PIHL hockey: Canon-McMillan advances with scoring blitz

The potent Big Macs rolled to a 7-0 rout of North Allegheny in the Penguins Cup semifinals Tuesday night at 84 Lumber Arena.

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 Shaler's Justin Yuiska, left, and Armstrong's Luke Gross, right, react to the puck in front of the Armstrong net Monday night.

Bishop Canevin, Shaler defeated in PIHL Class AA Penguins Cup semifinals

Bishop Canevin fell, 8-2, to Cathedral Prep, while Shaler lost to Armstrong, 4-3, in overtime.

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 Franklin Regional's Devin Brown pins North Hills junior Gage Curry Saturday to win his third Class AAA PIAA championship.

New standard for local flair in Dapper Dan Classic

The Pennsylvania all-star team will have a heavy WPIAL influence Sunday in the Dapper Dan Wrestling Classic at Fitzgerald Field House.

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PIAA wrestling: Franklin Regional wins four titles

The Panthers became the sixth team to have four champions in one year and the first from the WPIAL since 1990.

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