Note to Baseball Coaches

Statistical leaders needed

1 day ago

Note to Softball Coaches

Pitching leaders needed

1 day ago

High school highlights: Plum baseball beats Franklin Regional for fifth win in a row

Plum used another superb pitching effort Friday to take sole possession of the WPIAL Class AAAA Section 4 lead.

3 days ago

North Xtra: Expectations high for North Hills

Taste of success last year fuels baseball team’s hunger for return to postseason.

4 days ago

 Senior Zach Salmon has stepped up and is among the top pitchers for the West Mifflin baseball team this season.

South Xtra: West Mifflin picks up where it left off last season

Despite some heavy graduation attrition, West Mifflin is a factor in the Section 4-AAA title race once again.

4 days ago

South Xtra: South Allegheny has the look of a contender

Showing the ability to come from behind, South Allegheny has been impressive in the early going.

4 days ago

South Xtra: Elizabeth Forward a factor in section title race

The Warriors have had an impressive run in the early going this softball season.

4 days ago

 Franklin Regional pinch-runner Levi Trapanotto, left, is tagged out in a run down by Plum first baseman, Nick Stotler, right.

East Xtra: Franklin Regional shrugs off 'idle time'

After slow start due to weather, baseball team heats up in a hurry.

4 days ago

East Xtra: Yough riding arm of Mularski

Junior pitcher showing practice makes perfect for softball team.

4 days ago

East Xtra: Burrell sophomore enjoys breakout year

After battling injuries last season, Nicole Scherer becoming one of the top sprinters in the WPIAL.

4 days ago

West Xtra: Montour sophomore baseball standout is sold on LSU

Though he’s just a sophomore, Trent Vietmeier has already decided where he’d like to attend college . . . and play baseball.

4 days ago

West Xtra: Ellwood City off to sizzling start in softball

After dropping from Class AAA to AA, Ellwood City has quickly risen to the top of the section standings.

4 days ago

High school highlights: Steel Valley tops No. 1 Seton, 2-1, in baseball

Winning pitcher Brandon Donovan pitched all eight innings and struck out 19, and Alex Ligeros went 4 for 5 with two RBIs to lead the

5 days ago

 Penn Hills second baseman, Alexis Guy, left, forces out Fox Chapel's Allison Arnone, right, Tuesday.

High school highlights: Butler does it in ninth

A double by Luke Baranchak helped Butler down North Allegheny in a crucial Class AAAA Section 1 game Tuesday.

6 days ago

 Upper St. Clair third baseman Kevin Marthinsen, left, cannot apply a tag in time as Bethel Park’s Colin Loughman steals safely.

High school highlights: Mt. Lebanon cooks up win in baseball against Peters Township

Austin Kitchen struck out 15 in six innings to help Class AAAA No. 1 Mt. Lebanon win, 14-4, against No. 5 Peters Township in Section 5.

1 week ago

West Xtra: 'Seniority system' has Central Valley poised to make a run in baseball

With a boatload of seniors, Central Valley hopes to challenge for a section title in baseball.

1 week ago

West Xtra: Burgettstown deals with a step up in softball competition

A power in WPIAL Class A softball last year, Burgettstown is handling a step up to ’AA’ quite well so far this spring.

1 week ago

 Senior Andrew Mueller, pulling in a fly ball during a game against Penn Hills last year, gives Shaler Area an experienced hand in the outfield and a reliable throwing arm on the mound.

North Xtra: Shaler shaping up as a contender

Titans enjoy a fast start to the 2015 baseball season.

1 week ago

 Liz Scherer has been a leader at North Allegheny, both at the plate and behind it as catcher.

North Xtra: North Allegheny showing its flexibility

Softball team off to fast start with the help of several different lineups.

1 week ago

 Keystone Oaks' Nick Riggle, taking a pick-off throw as Charteirs Valley's Nick Cane dives back to second base during a game last season, will be counted on as much for his pitching as his defensive work this season for the Golden Eagles.

South Xtra: Keystone Oaks chalks up a big victory

By defeating defending WPIAL Class AA champion Steel Valley, Keystone Oaks let it be know that it is a serious contender this spring.

1 week ago

 Penn-Trafford catcher Scott Koscho, a Naval Academy commit, will be looked upon for senior leadership this season by the Warriors. Hempfield's Joey DeFloria slides safely into home in a game last season.

East Xtra: Penn-Trafford looks to end section-title drought

New baseball coach Dan Miller has a plan for Warriors.

1 week ago

East Xtra: Plum has recipe for success

Using different starting pitchers has translated into victories for Mustangs’ softball team.

1 week ago

 Central Catholic baseball coach Frank LaCava, who has a strong background in catching, has been sending his catchers to play collegiately at the Division I level on a regular basis.

East Xtra: For Central Catholic, it all starts behind the plate

Domenic DeRenzo is the latest to follow the catching pipeline to Division I college baseball.

2 weeks ago

East/South Xtra: Last year's youth movement could pay dividends for Serra

Qualifying for postseason is not enough for this Serra Catholic baseball team.

2 weeks ago

East Xtra: Hempfield eager to return to playoffs

After missing postseason last year, softball team returns seven starters as it tries to regroup.

2 weeks ago

 Blackhawk's Dante Parente, a Clarion recruit, will be splitting time between first base and pitching this season for the Cougars.

West Xtra: Despite McKay's departure, Blackhawk still rates as WPIAL contender

An outstanding pitcher has departed the scene, but don’t count the Cougars out.

2 weeks ago

West Xtra: After winning AA softball title in '14, Beaver steps up a class

Beaver won the WPIAL Class AA softball title a year ago, but the Bobcats have moved up to AAA this season.

2 weeks ago

 Tyler Garbee, a University of Akron recruit, returns as the ace of the Quaker Valley pitching staff.

North Xtra: Quaker Valley has bigger plans

After some success in 2014 and with the return of pitcher Tyler Garbee, baseball team is looking to improve.

2 weeks ago

 Shaler pitcher Brianna Dobson is a key returnee for the softball team, with a 17-4 record and 1.32 ERA on the mound last season while batting .514 at the plate.

North Xtra: Shaler locked and loaded for the season

Softball team returns every starter from last season’s WPIAL Class AAAA championship team.

2 weeks ago

 Seton-LaSalle pitcher Liam Sweeney delivers against Brashear this season. Sweeney also plays third base and had a team-high 24 RBIs last season.

South Xtra: Veteran Seton-LaSalle looks like a WPIAL contender

The WPIAL Class AA runner-up last year, Seton-LaSalle has enough back to make another serious run at a title.

2 weeks ago

 Senior Tara Fowler returns as the ace of the Canon-McMillan pitching staff.

South Xtra: Despite attrition, Big Macs still look strong on softball field

Three key starters from last year’s WPIAL runner-up softball team have graduated, but Canon-McMillan is still a contender.

2 weeks ago

 Baldwin’s Vince Persichetti slides safely into home past Mt. Lebanon’s Sam Maxwell Wednesday. Mt. Lebanon won, 7-5.

High school highlights: Seneca Valley softball knocks off top-ranked Shaler

Seneca Valley handed defending WPIAL Class AAAA softball champion Shaler its first loss of the season Wednesday.

2 weeks ago

High school highlights: Elizabeth Forward softball cruises to win

The Elizabeth Forward softball team made a statement Tuesday by hammering defending WPIAL Class AAA champion Thomas Jefferson.

2 weeks ago

High school highlights: Combined no-hitter lifts West Allegheny

Three pitchers, zero hits, one non-section victory for the Class AAA No. 1 Indians against Class A No. 5 Bishop Canevin Monday.

3 weeks ago

Canon-McMillan suspends high school baseball coach

Frank Zebrasky, Canon McMillan baseball coach since 2-009, is under review for student misconduct during a team trip to South Carolina.

2 weeks ago

 Steel Valley right-hander Brandon Donovan, one of the WPIAL's top all-around players, returns to anchor his team's pitching staff.

2015 WPIAL Baseball Preview: Star pitchers gone, but key talent returns

A look at the teams and players to watch this season.

3 weeks ago

 Canon-McMillan's Abby McCartney was the Post-Gazette's Player of the Year in 2014.

2015 WPIAL Softball Preview: Defending champions are favored once again

A look at the teams and players to watch this season.

3 weeks ago

South Xtra: Mt. Lebanon veterans have team focused

Behind pitching ace Austin Kitchen, baseball team is ready to go.

3 weeks ago

 Thomas Jefferson's  Rachel Bowers bat­ted .450 last sea­son.

South Xtra: Thomas Jefferson excited about defending title

WPIAL champion softball team ready for another surprising run.

3 weeks ago

 In their fi­nal two games of Plum's south­ern trip, Alex Kiriloff (19) picked up five hits against two pitch­ers clock­ing in at 90 and 92 mph.

East Xtra: Plum is ready to move forward

After losing in the WPIAL quarterfinals, Mustangs’ baseball team looks to clear that hurdle.

3 weeks ago

East Xtra: Veteran pitcher to anchor Penn-Trafford

Senior Nicole Smith will be key to softball team’s success.

3 weeks ago

 Blackhawk girls basketball players celebrate after defeating Archbishop Wood, 46-40, in the PIAA Class AAA championship Saturday at Giant Center in Hershey, Pa.

West Xtra: Blackhawk completes fantastic run to title

One of the most accomplished senior classes in history left a stellar legacy for the Cougars’ girls basketball program.

3 weeks ago

West Xtra: OLSH freshmen need to step up

Down three pitchers, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart softball team turns to underclassmen.

3 weeks ago

 West Allegheny's Colin Claus had a 9-1 record and 1.76 ERA in the playoffs last year, strik­ing out 81 bat­ters.

West Xtra: West Allegheny eyes return trip to playoffs

Upset victory in last year’s championship inspires baseball team to repeat its efforts.

3 weeks ago

North Xtra: Timing is everything for Seneca Valley baseball

Raiders embrace target on their back, ready for another deep run in baseball.

3 weeks ago

 Tiffany Edwards is a four-year start­ing pitcher and bats fourth for Deer Lakes.

North Xtra: Deer Lakes all warmed up and ready to go

Nine returning starters make Lancers the team to beat in Class AA softball.

3 weeks ago

Wilkinsburg school board cancels baseball season due to lack of players

A sports partnership with Imani Christian Academy for spring sports was not enough to save the baseball program at Wilkinsburg High School.

3 weeks ago


You have 2 remaining free articles this month

Try unlimited digital access

If you are an existing subscriber,
link your account for free access. Start here

You’ve reached the limit of free articles this month.

To continue unlimited reading

If you are an existing subscriber,
link your account for free access. Start here