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 Belle Vernon's Emily Frederick (13) is mobbed by her teammates after hitting the game winning single to score two runs against Yough in the WPIAL Class AAA softball championship at California University Thursday.

Belle Vernon turns near certain loss into thrilling victory

Belle Vernon rallies in last inning to beat Yough and win the WPIAL Class AAA softball title game.

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Jefferson-Morgan wins first WPIAL Class A softball title

Jefferson-Morgan rallies past Chartiers-Houston with three runs in the fifth inning to pull out a 3-2 victory.

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 Hempfield pitcher Morgan Ryan is congratulated after getting the last out to defeat North Allegheny in the WPIAL Class AAAA softball championship at California University Thursday.

Hempfield's pitcher dominates in Class AAAA softball championship win

Sophomore Morgan Ryan had a stellar performance at the WPIAL Class AAAA Softball Championship game against North Allegheny.

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 Deer Lakes' Maria Taliani is congratulated by head coach Craig Taliani after defeating Mohawk in the WPIAL Class AA softball championship at California University Thursday.

Deer Lakes junior hits three home runs Class AA title game

Deer Lakes ended Mohawk’s perfect season with 13-5 victory, capped by Maria Taliani’s grand slam in the sixth inning.

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 Greensburg Central Catholic's Collin Liberatore pitches against California in the WPIAL Class A baseball championship at Consol Energy Park Tuesday in Washington.

East Xtra: Greensburg Central Catholic earns first WPIAL baseball title

Centurions defeat California for first baseball championship in school’s 56-year history.

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 Central Catholic players celebrate the school’s first WPIAL baseball title Wednesday at Consol Energy Park in Washington. The Vikings defeated Norwin, 2-0, for the Class AAAA championship.

Central Catholic baseball wins first WPIAL title

The Vikings defeat Norwin, 2-0, in Class AAAA championship.

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 Knoch's Garrett Traggiai, left, upends West Allegheny catcher Brandon Pouch in the WPIAL Class AAA championship Wednesday night at Consol Energy Park in Washington.

Knoch seizes crown, beats West Allegheny

The Knights knock off the defending champions, 5-1, for their first WPIAL championship.

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Greensburg Central Catholic wins WPIAL Class A baseball title

The Centurions went on to claim their first WPIAL baseball championship in school history.

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 Neshannock teammates hold their trophy after defeating Quaker Valley in the WPIAL Class AA baseball championship at Consol Energy Park in Washington Tuesday.

Neshannock wins WPIAL Class AA baseball title

Frank Fraschetti pitched a three-hitter to lead the Neshannock to a 4-0 victory against Quaker Valley in the WPIAL Class AA championship.

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Surprising pitching dominance fuels Norwin's run to WPIAL AAAA final

WPIAL baseball: Norwin pitchers throw nothing but shutouts to spark unexpected playoff run.

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 Central Catholic baseball coach Frank LaCava has the Vikings in the Class AAAA WPIAL championship.

Central Catholic has many ties to its 1979 baseball team

Central Catholic’s baseball team has many connections to its 1979 predecessor, the previous Vikings squad to reach the WPIAL final.

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Belle Vernon's pitching, hitting key to WPIAL softball title-game chances

WPIAL softball: Freshman Bailey Parshall holds the keys to Belle Vernon’s success in the WPIAL Class AAA championship vs. Yough.

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WPIAL softball playoffs: Unbeaten Mohawk reaches final

In a battle of Class AA unbeatens, No. 2 Mohawk bested No. 3 Seton-LaSalle and star pitcher Lauren Zola to advance to the WPIAL final.

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West Xtra: Quigley twosome finishes among WPIAL batting leaders

Although Quigley Catholic had just a so-so baseball season, two Spartans distinguished themselves with their play on the field.

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 Central Catholic first baseman Pat Ferguson, left, doesn't get the call as he tags Shaler's David Pietropaolo, right, who was ruled safe back at the bag.

Central Catholic fights back, reaches WPIAL title game

For the first time since 1979 when a guy by the name of Dan Marino was playing, Central Catholic is in a WPIAL baseball championship game.

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 Keystone Oaks' Devin Rossato scores the tying run against Quaker Valley Wednesday while Quakers catcher Peyton Russeniello looks on in the WPIAL Class AA semifinals.

Greensburg Central Catholic rallies past Bishop Canevin

High school baseball/softball playoffs: Centurions score two runs in final inning with two outs to reach Class A championship.

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WPIAL baseball quarterfinals: Norwin ace Driggers shuts out Mt. Lebanon

John Driggers tossed his second consecutive shutout and led No. 9 Norwin to a 7-0 upset of Mt. Lebanon in a WPIAL Class AAAA quarterfinal.

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WPIAL boys volleyball semifinals: Obama Academy pulls off major upset vs. Derry

Obama Academy stuns top-seeded Derry Area in Class AA boys volleyball semifinals.

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 Burrell's Brittany Wolford gets Deer Lakes' Maureen Hutchinson out at second base Tuesday at Fox Chapel. Deer Lakes won, 7-3.

WPIAL softball quarterfinals: Seton-LaSalle strikeout leader Zola continues pace

Seton-LaSalle’s Lauren Zola put together another sparkling performance, this one stopping Neshannock's quest for a third consecutive title.

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 Ian Happ, Cincinnati baseball.

Former Mt. Lebanon High School standout Ian Happ becomes a top baseball draft prospect

Ian Happ, now starring at Cincinnati, is named  AAC player of the year and is on the watch list for the Golden Spikes Award.

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WPIAL baseball playoffs: Steel Valley swamps Brownsville

Steel Valley capitalized on a slew of Brownsville mistakes to rally from four runs down and beat the Falcons, 8-4, in a quarterfinal.

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 Shaler's Jake Potock celebrates the last out against Plum Monday afternoon, May 18, 2015, at Fox Chapel.

Shaler's Potock cools off Plum

Titans’ big right-hander limits Mustangs to just three hits in a 1-0 WPIAL Class AAAA quarterfinal baseball victory.

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Jefferson-Morgan edges Sewickley Academy

High school softball playoffs: In the only game completed, No. 3 Jeff-Morgan tops No. 6 Sewickley Academy, 3-1, in a Class A quarterfinal.

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 Brendan McKay is a pitcher with the Louisville Cardinals.

ACC honors pour in for ex-Blackhawk High School pitcher

Brendan McKay, now a sensation at Louisville, earns several ACC honors in his freshman season.

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 Brendan McKay led the ACC with 100 strikeouts this season.

Ex-Blackhawk pitcher McKay earns ACC Freshman of the Year honor

The Darlington native tallied an 8-2 record with a 1.64 ERA for Louisville this season.

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High school notebook: New coach Antonelli guides Central Valley to a first

First-year baseball coach Ray Antonelli has turned the Warriors into a winner.

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Baseball Statistical Leaders

Final 2015 Regular Season for WPIAL and City League

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Softball Pitching Leaders

Final 2015 Regular Season for WPIAL

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North Xtra: Section-champ Deer Lakes ready for postseason

Lancers seniors set the tone for softball team’s success.

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North Xtra: North Allegheny reloads in a hurry

Baseball team replaces top three pitchers and still manages to make it to postseason.

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 Bethel Park pitcher Corey Augenstein has produced an excellent senior season with a 5-1 record and 1.50 ERA.

South Xtra: Bethel Park senior enjoying strong year on field, in classoom

Corey Augenstein, a senior at Bethel Park, will play college baseball at Pitt after his outstanding high school career ends.

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South Xtra: Belle Vernon softball team relies on freshman pitcher

Freshman pitching phenom Bailey Parshall has helped Belle Vernon to the No. 1 seed in the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs.

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 Central Catholic catcher Dom DeRenzo has been a driving force for the baseball team, batting .469 at the plate and helping to mold a young pitching staff.

East Xtra: Senior catcher sparks Central Catholic

Dom DeRenzo has been a leader at the plate and behind it for Vikings’ baseball team.

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East Xtra: Senior plays big role for Hempfield

First baseman Dom Mori has been a team leader with a .365 batting average.

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East Xtra: The hits keep coming for Hempfield junior

Taylor Hoffman sets record for softball team in only 17 games and 63 at-bats.

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 West Allegheny's Tyler Amedure has supplied some clutch hits for the Indians this season.

West Xtra: Amedure delivers in the clutch for West Allegheny baseball

Though he’s short in stature, West Allegheny senior Tyler Amedure has come up big for the Indians this baseball season.

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 Brian Casper was a standout at third base for Moon Area this season, batting .412 with a team-high 14 RBIs.

West Xtra: Moon closes a tough-luck baseball season

Despite a tremendous start to the high school baseball season, Moon failed to qualify for the WPIAL playoffs.

2 weeks ago


West Xtra: Beaver handles step up to 'AAA' softball with class

Despite a move up to Class AAA, Beaver Area continues to remain a WPIAL softball powerhouse.

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 Fox Chapel catcher Zack Burkhart misplays ball against Allderdice in the WPIAL Class AAAA playoffs at West Mifflin High School.

Fox Chapel downs Allderdice

Fox Chapel beats Allderdice in the opening round of Class AAAA baseball playoffs, and it was the Foxes' first playoff win since 1978.

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Central Catholic prevails with 6-run 7th inning

The Vikings rally past Franklin Regional in a WPIAL Class AAAA first-round playoff game at West Mifflin.

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Southmoreland shines, ousts defending champion

Two-run home run lifts No. 13 Southmoreland to a 6-2 win against No. 4-seeded Beaver in a Class AAA first-round softball game.

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WPIAL baseball playoffs: Bishop Canevin upsets Vincentian

No. 14 seed Bishop Canevin used a six-run ninth to shock No. 3 Vincentian, 9-3, in a WPIAL Class A first-round game at North Allegheny.

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WPIAL softball playoffs: Canon-McMillan survives opener against Latrobe

Tara Fowler’s RBI single in the bottom of the seventh helped Canon-McMillan rally for a 6-5 win against Latrobe in a first-round game.

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 Knoch's Mike McCarty tags out Belle Vernon's Devin Judy during the WPIAL Playoffs Tuesday at Fox Chapel High School.

Knoch pushes forward in WPIAL baseball playoffs

The Knights make rare advance in WPIAL Class AAA baseball playoffs by beating Belle Vernon, 5-1.

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New WPIAL baseball playoffs format to affect team's pitching plans

WPIAL changes schedule so a team’s ace won’t be able to pitch the quarterfinal, semifinal and championship games.

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 ➤Vince Augustine — Looks to help Seneca Valley continue title-game run.

2015 WPIAL CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW BASEBALL

Class AAAA - Top seeds: Mt. Lebanon is first, Plum second, Seneca Valley third, Hempfield fourth.

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 Madi Beining: North Allegheny's top arm.

2015 WPIAL CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW SOFTBALL

Class AAAA — Top seeds: Hempfield is first, North Allegheny second, Baldwin third, Shaler fourth.

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West Xtra: Our Lady of the Sacred Heart learns from its losses

Learning from early-season mistakes, the OLSH baseball team rallied to win the section title.

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 Western Beaver starting pitcher Adam Brozich delivers against Aliquippa in a game last week.

West Xtra: Despite graduation attrition, Western Beaver reloads on the run, shares section title

With an almost entirely new lineup this season Western Beaver still earned a share of its section baseball championship.

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West Xtra: Seniors lead Blackhawk to softball playoffs

Like the school’s girls basketball team, the Cougars softball team is playoff-bound thanks to a strong senior nucleus.

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