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West Xtra: High school softball all-stars

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Scholastic Sports staff selects the area’s top high school softball players.

5 days ago


West Xtra: Moon senior continues to improve in Elite League

Moon’s Austin Hoffman continues to show improvement in the Western Pennsylvania Elite Baseball League.

5 days ago


North Xtra: High school softball all-stars

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Scholastic Sports staff selects the area’s top high school softball players.

5 days ago


South Xtra: High school softball all-stars

The Post-Gazette Scholastic Sports staff selects area’s top high school softball players.

5 days ago


 Steel Valley's Brandon Donovan, driving around Laurel Highlands' Andy Cavinee, was a standout in basketball, baseball and football.

South Xtra: Steel Valley's Donovan is Male High School Athlete of the Year

Steel Valley’s three-sport standout Brandon Donovan is the South Xtra Male High School Athlete of the Year.

5 days ago


East Xtra: High school softball all-stars

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Scholastic Sports staff selects the area’s top high school softball players.

5 days ago


 Greensburg Salem's Claire Oberdorf reaches for the ball as Ambridge's Lauren Sivewright gets into second base during a 2013 WPIAL  playoff game. Oberdorf is the East Xtra Female Athlete of the Year.

East Xtra: Perseverance pays off for Greensburg Salem athlete

Claire Oberdorf battles back from injury to land East Xtra Female Athlete of the Year.

5 days ago


 Hempfield's Morgan Ryan has been a catalyst on the mound for the softball team this season, leading the Spartans deep into the PIAA playoffs.

Softball: Hempfield pitcher verbally commits to Notre Dame

A two-year starter, Morgan Ryan went 19-2 with a 0.98 ERA.

1 week ago


East Xtra: High school baseball all-stars

The Post-Gazette selects the area’s top high school baseball players.

1 week ago


West Xtra: High school baseball all-stars

The Post-Gazette selects the area’s top high school baseball players.

1 week ago


 New Brighton's Tanner Walsh slides safely behind Hopewell's catcher to score during their American Legion game June 19 at Hopewell High School's Joe Colella Field.

West Xtra: For New Brighton, mix of youth and experience a winning formula

An unusual combination of youth and experience has pushed New Brighton into contention in the Beaver County American Legion League.

1 week ago


West Xtra: Versatile OLSH grad polishing his skills on the field

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart graduate Santino Platt is showing how valuable versatility can be on the baseball diamond.

1 week ago


North Xtra: High school baseball all-stars

The Post-Gazette selects the area’s top high school baseball players.

1 week ago


South Xtra: High School Baseball All-Stars

The Post-Gazette selects the area’s top high school baseball players.

1 week ago


South Xtra: Baldwin pitcher showing plenty of promise

Baldwin’s Sean Kealey is competing in the Western Pennsylvania Elite League with hopes of refining his game.

1 week ago


 Steel Valley standout Brandon Donovan is the Post-Gazette baseball player of the year.

Baseball All-Area Diamond Team

The best of the best from this past WPIAL baseball season, highlighted by player of the year Brandon Donovan of Steel Valley.

2 weeks ago


 Hempfield's Morgan Ryan led the Spartans deep into the playoffs despite being only a sophomore.

Softball All-Area Diamond Team

Morgan Ryan is just a sophomore, but Hempfield’s standout pitcher is the Post-Gazette softball player of the year.

2 weeks ago


2015 All-Section Baseball Teams

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

2 weeks ago


2015 All-Section Softball Teams

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

2 weeks ago


 Trinity High School players, from left, Kim Dunst, Lauren McGavitt, Maddie Rush and Sara Beecha show their team unity after losing to Bethlehem Catholic, 2-0, in the PIAA Class AAA championship last Friday at Penn State University.

South Xtra: Trinity comes up a few runs short of state title

A remarkable late-season run by the Trinity High softball team ended in the PIAA Class AAA championship game.

2 weeks ago


 Hempfield's Jenna Osikowicz slides to grab a fly ball against North Allegheny in the WPIAL Class AAAA softball championship last month at California University of Pennsylvania.

East Xtra: Hempfield falls one step shy of title matchup

Loss in PIAA semifinals doesn’t diminish fine season by WPIAL champion softball team.

2 weeks ago


 Knoch High School players celebrate their 7-5 win against Abington Heights in the PIAA Class AAA championship  June 12 in State College.

North Xtra: Knoch captures first state title

Knights’ baseball team defeats Abington Heights, 7-5, to win PIAA championship.

2 weeks ago


 Deer Lakes' Maureen Hutchinson holds the ball aloft after making a diving catch on a ball hit by Holy Redeemer's Maria Taliani in the second inning in the PIAA Class AA championship June 12 in State College.

North Xtra: Mistakes cost Deer Lakes in final

Lancers cap outstanding softball season with disappointing loss in PIAA championship.

2 weeks ago


 Trinity High School catcher Kim Dunst (11) tags out Bethlehem Catholic High School's Bailey Deschler (6) in the 6th inning  in the PIAA Class AAA Softball Championship June 12, in State College, Pa. Trinity lost 2-0.

Trinity takes first shutout loss at championship

The Hillers lose at their first PIAA Class AAA state softball championships. Trinity was successful in making a name for themselves.

3 weeks ago


 Deer Lakes' Maureen Hutchinson (33) holds the ball aloft after making a diving catch on a ball hit by Holy Redeemer's Maria Taliani in the 2nd inning in the PIAA Class AA Championship June 12 in State College Pa.

Errors erase Deer Lakes' chance at first championship

The Lancers lose to the Holy Redeemer Royals in  the PIAA Class AA softball championship.

3 weeks ago


 The Knoch High School baseball team celebrates its 7-5 win over Abington Heights in the PIAA Class AAA title game.

Knoch defeats Abington Heights to win AAA baseball state championship

Knoch became the first WPIAL team to win a PIAA Class AAA title since Pine-Richland in 2006.

3 weeks ago


Neshannock shuts out Neumann-Goretti for PIAA Class AA championship

Pitcher Frank Fraschetti dominates bringing the Lancers to victory in first ever PIAA shutout game.

3 weeks ago


 Knoch's Cole Shinsky has been the ace for a Knights team that has gone deep into the PIAA playoffs.

Knoch, Neshannock try to regain some respect for WPIAL in PIAA baseball title games

The WPIAL hasn’t had a state baseball champion since 2011, and last year, no WPIAL team made it to a title game for only the third time.

3 weeks ago


 Craig Taliani has coached his daughter Maria, a junior outfielder, and the rest of the Deer Lakes softball team to its first PIAA Class AA state championship title game.

It's a family matter for Trinity and Deer Lakes softball teams

Dads and daughters a big theme for WPIAL for Trinity and Deer Lakes as they head into state title games today.

3 weeks ago


 Central Catholic's Dom DeRenzo gets into third base as Shaler's Sam Ireland dives for the ball Monday at West Mifflin.

North Xtra: Shaler falls one game short of final

Baseball team ends season with heartbreaking loss in eighth inning in PIAA semifinals.

3 weeks ago


 Knoch's Cole Shinsky has been the ace for a Knights' team that has gone deep into the PIAA playoffs.

North Xtra: Knoch's seniority system has worked well

Baseball team’s success has been driven by a strong group of leadership.

3 weeks ago


North Xtra: Quaker Valley turns in another strong season

Loss in PIAA semifinals does nothing to diminish efforts of baseball team.

3 weeks ago


 Deer Lakes' Tiffany Edwards delivers against Marion Center during the PIAA softball playoffs at Fox Chapel High School.

North Xtra: Deer Lakes advances to PIAA title game

Lancers rally to win 4-3 thriller in semifinals; take on Holy Redeemer today in softball championship.

3 weeks ago


 Steel Valley pitcher Brandon Donovan, a Radford University recruit, was one of only two returning starters for the Ironmen this season.

South Xtra: Inexperienced Steel Valley overachieves on the diamond

With only two starters returning, Steel Valley’s baseball team was a surprising success this season.

3 weeks ago


South Xtra: Trinity relies on strong defense to reach state title game

Time and again this season, Trinity’s softball team has shown an excellent defense, a key to its run to the PIAA title game.

3 weeks ago


 Hempfield's Morgan Ryan has been a catalyst on the mound for the softball team this season, leading the Spartans deep into the PIAA playoffs.

East Xtra: Sophomore stands tall for Hempfield

Morgan Ryan has developed into the ace of the Spartans’ pitching staff.

3 weeks ago


 Greensburg Central Catholic pitcher Cole Reese was a driving force on the mound this season for the Centurions.

East Xtra: Banner season ends for Greensburg Central Catholic

Centurions add section and WPIAL titles before bowing out of PIAA baseball playoffs.

3 weeks ago


 Outfielder Mike Cummings is one of 11 seniors who have left their mark on the West Allegheny baseball program.

West Xtra: Senior class leaving its legacy with West Allegheny baseball

Although they didn’t reach their ultimate goal this season, the West Allegheny seniors have a lot to be proud of.

3 weeks ago


 Montour expects to build its pitching staff around current sophomore standout Trent Vietmeier next year.

West Xtra: Montour should be well-armed for next season

With most of its pitching staff as well as four position starters returning, Montour could be a WPIAL title threat next spring.

3 weeks ago


 Frank Fraschetti's solid outing against Quaker Valley on Monday helped Neshannock earn a spot in the PIAA state title game.

Post-Gazette Athletes of the Week

Pitching ace Frank Fraschetti of Neshannock and third baseman Shelby Clemens of Trinity receive honors.

3 weeks ago


Knoch hitters have breakout game in PIAA semifinal

Knoch hitters deliver playoff knockout punch at the perfect time.

3 weeks ago


Lansdale North Penn ends Shaler's stellar season in PIAA semifinals

Shaler pitcher Jake Potock kept the 2013 state champions scoreless for six innings, but it wasn’t enough to top the Knights.

4 weeks ago


RBI single in 8th seals Deer Lakes win in PIAA Class AA softball semifinals

The Lancers beat Cambridge Springs to reach their first PIAA championship in program history.

4 weeks ago


 Paige Galentine (CQ), a rising senior at Trinity High School, pitches during her team's 3-2 victory over Bellwood-Antis at Latrobe High School. The Trinity Hillers are now headed to the softball state championship.

Trinity softball overcomes patchy start to clinch first PIAA state title game

The Hillers came back from an early 2-0 deficit to make school history by beating Bellwood-Antis.

4 weeks ago


 Neshannock's Donald Colucci is congratulated after hitting a home run against Quaker Valley Monday at Chippewa Park Field.

Neshannock's power surge nails down PIAA Class AA title berth

Don Colucci delivers two unexpected homers as Neshannock surges past Quaker Valley and into PIAA Class AA title game Friday.

4 weeks ago


 Central Catholic catcher Dom DeRenzo is a top draft prospect in the state and one of several Western Pennsylvania players hoping to get selected in the MLB Draft.

Several Western Pennsylvania hopefuls have shot at MLB draft

Former Mt. Lebanon star Ian Happ is projected to be a first-round pick, but there are other regional prospects with a chance of being taken.

1 month ago



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