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 Beaver Area wrestling coach Dale Regner shouts instructions to one of his wrestlers during a match at the Chartiers-Houston Tournament on Dec. 6. In addition to being a high school wrestling coach, Regner is also a Baptist minister.

West Xtra: Baptist minister has calling as Beaver Area wrestling coach

Dale Regner’s “daylight job” is being a pastor at a Baptist church, but he also loves his avocation as a wrestling coach.

about 21 hours ago


West Xtra: OLSH hockey team regroups under new coach

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart had a coaching change early in the season and the results have been quite positive.

about 21 hours ago


North Xtra: Thin but talented lineup gives Shaler a shot to end drought

Despite a lot of injuries, wrestling team still has sights set on WPIAL team tournament.

about 21 hours ago


 Penn Hills senior Te'Shan Campbell wins, 9-4, against Belle Vernon's Austin Bell in the 170-pound final of the Eastern Area Invitational.

East Xtra: Penn Hills senior has a plan for success

Overhauled diet has helped Te'Shan Campbell refocus as one of area's top wrestlers.

about 21 hours ago


East Xtra: Plum battles injuries, opponents

With an already thin roster, Mustangs struggling to maintain its hockey presence.

about 21 hours ago


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.

4 days ago


 Norwin's Drew Phipps (blue singlet) subdues North Allegheny's Zach Smith in the 195-pound championship match at the Eastern Area Invitational Saturday.

East Xtra: Norwin's Phipps headed to Bucknell

Junior wrestler wastes little time in deciding his collegiate course.

1 week ago


East Xtra: Reclassifying revitalizes Franklin Regional team

Hockey team moves down to Class A in hopes of turning program around.

1 week ago


 Michael Skoff leads Montour in goals scored with seven through nine games.

West Xtra: Montour hocket team showing significant growth

Despite a very young lineup, Montour is showing plenty of growth on the ice this season.

1 week ago


North Xtra: Highlands once again unaffiliated this year

Missed deadline causes Rams wrestlers to watch WPIAL from the outside for second year in a row.

1 week ago


 Hampton's Emmett Clark, right, skates away with the puck past Joe Sala of Erie Cathedral Prep during a PIHL game earlier this season.

North Xtra: Hampton winning 'old style'

Playing all three zones as a team is key to success for Talbots' hockey team.

1 week ago


 South Park's Tyler Gerhold, left, tries to skate around Montour's Anthony Hartwick.

South Xtra: Familiar face is helping South Park rebuild

A former player and assistant coach is helping South Park rebuild its hockey program.

1 week ago


 South Fayette's Jared Walker, front, wrestled against Coudersport's Kyle Bova in the 160-pound championship match at the 2014 PIAA Class AA wrestling tournament. Bova won by a 9-3 decision.

South Xtra: McGuffey, EF could make impact in Class AA wrestling

Two former Class AAA contenders are dropping to AA this season and could be a factor by wrestling season’s end.

2 weeks ago


South Xtra: Top returning wrestlers in Class AA

Here is a list of some of the top returning Class AA wrestlers from schools in the South Xtra area.

2 weeks ago


East Xtra: New coach, Latrobe skaters are adjusting to each other

Hockey team turning things around after a slow start.

2 weeks ago


 Coach Josh Shields hoists the WPIAL Class AA championship trophy with his celebrating players after Burrell defeated South Fayette for the title in February.

East Xtra: It appears to be a wide-open field in WPIAL Class AA this season

Burrell is favorite once again, but there will be plenty of competition.

2 weeks ago


East Xtra: Top area returnees in Class AA wrestling

The following are the top 10 returning Class AA wrestlers from East Xtra area schools.

2 weeks ago


 South Fayette's Jared Walker, front, wrestled against Coudersport's Kyle Bova in the 160-pound championship match at the 2014 PIAA Class AA wrestling tournament. Bova won by a 9-3 decision.

West Xtra: New coach enthusiastic for Central Valley wrestling program

Big changes to the Central Valley wrestling program usher in a new season in WPIAL Class AA.

2 weeks ago


West Xtra: The top returning wrestlers in Class AA

Here are 10 of the top returning wrestlers from West Xtra schools in WPIAL Class AA.

2 weeks ago


 Brianna Schwartz, headed to Colorado, is one of six Shaler girls committed to Division I schools.

North Xtra: Shaler girls take it to next level

Six Shaler girls headed to Division I schools share a unique bond while fulfilling their dreams of playing in college.

2 weeks ago


WPIAL wrestling preview: Rankings show local talent is strong as ever

The WPIAL has a number of elite wrestlers ready to take center stage again this season.

2 weeks ago


Shaler's Brianna Schwartz wins regional cross country championship

Brianna Schwartz, a standout senior distance runner at Shaler, won the Northeast regional of Foot Locker Championships in the Bronx, N.Y.

2 weeks ago


 North Allegheny's Dominick Zangaro controls the puck during a game against Peters Township earlier this season.

North Xtra: North Allegheny adapts under new coach, still wins

There has been a coaching change for the North Allegheny hockey team, but the Tigers continue to win.

3 weeks ago


 North Allegheny's Zach Smith, top, defeated Norwin's Drew Phipps, 7-4, in the championship match at 195 pounds of the 2013 Eastern Area Invitational Tournament last year.

North Xtra: New coach hopes to make Knoch a factor on the mats

Steve Carney has plans to build a successful wrestling program at Knoch High school.

3 weeks ago


North Xtra: Top returning Class AAA wrestlers

Here are the top returning Class AAA wrestlers in the North Xtra area.

3 weeks ago


North Xtra: Ruppert calls it a career as Shaler volleyball coach

After a successful 11-year run at Shaler, Kris Ruppert has decided to step down as Titans volleyball coach.

3 weeks ago


 Upper St. Clair's Austin Cassidy skates the puck up the ice during a game against Penn-Trafford earlier this season.

South Xtra: Senior captain sparks turnaround for Upper St. Clair hockey team

Austin Cassidy is helping Upper St. Clair turn a losing season into a winner on the ice.

3 weeks ago


 Belle Vernon Area's Austin Bell, left, defeats North Hills' Jonathan Avon by an 8-2 decision in the WPIAL Class AAA championship match last February.

South Xtra: New Belle Vernon wrestling coach steps into good situation

Belle Vernon’s new wrestling coach has moved into a job with favorable circumstances.

3 weeks ago


South Xtra: Top returning Class AAA wrestlers

Here are the top returning Class AAA wrestlers in the South Xtra area.

3 weeks ago


 Penn-Trafford's Marc Anthony carries the puck up the ice in a recent game against Upper. St. Clair.

East Xtra: Graduation attrition taking a toll on Penn-Trafford

After a notable season a year ago, the Penn-Trafford hockey team is feeling some profound effects from graduation.

3 weeks ago


East Xtra: Franklin Regional shapes up as team to beat in WPIAL

With a list of all-stars returning, Franklin Regional rates as the area’s top Class AAA wrestling team.

3 weeks ago


East Xtra: Top returning Class AAA Wrestlers

Here are the East Xtra area’s top returning wrestlers in Class AAA.

3 weeks ago


 Stephon Peake, a student at Aliquippa High School, wrestles for Hopewell under a WPIAL-sanctioned co-op agreement. Peake also plays football for Aliquippa.

West Xtra: Despite changes, Section 4 still has that familiar look in wrestling

A few teams moved out of Section 4-AAA, but it should still be very competitive.

3 weeks ago


West Xtra: Top returning Class AAA wrestlers

Here are some wrestlers to watch in the West Xtra area this season.

3 weeks ago


West Xtra: Ligas opts to play for travel team over West Allegheny

A standout for the West Allegheny hockey team last season, Jess Ligas has decided to concentrate his play for a travel team.

3 weeks ago


 Moon Area's Luke James, left, tries to beat West Allegheny's Hunter Ross to the puck.

West Xtra: Moon enjoys turnaround on the ice

After closing last season on an 0-6-1 slide, Moon has turned things around on the ice to start the new campaign.

4 weeks ago


 Baldwin's Mallory O'Brien, a junior setter, is one of many underclassmen expected to return to the Highlanders lineup next season.

South Xtra: Baldwin girls volleyball team completes a satisfying season

A WPIAL title followed by a run to the final four in the state was a rewarding experience for the Baldwin girls volleyball team.

4 weeks ago


South Xtra: Canon-McMillan finds life at the top is good

Under second-year coach Terry Virtue, Canon-McMillan is battling for the top spot in PIHL Class AAA.

4 weeks ago


 Seven seniors on the Greensburg Central Catholic girls volleyball team celebrate with the PIAA Class A championship trophy, from left Abbey Mirigliano, Rachel Moore, Megan Palcic, Lauren Nolfi Megan Stunja, Leah Bisignani and Veronica Komoroski.

East Xtra: Greensburg Central Catholic savors state title

Centurions defeat defending PIAA champion Marian Catholic in five-set thriller in volleyball final.

4 weeks ago


East Xtra: New Norwin coach has splendid resumé

Bill Closson a two-time PIAA and NCAA place-winner in wrestling.

4 weeks ago



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