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Roundball Classic bigger, better than ever at Geneva

This year's event is bigger than ever with boys and girls all-star games being played over two days.

about 9 hours ago


 Seton-LaSalle's Nicolete Newman and her teammates react after losing to Neumann-Goretti, 79-34, in the PIAA Class AA championship last Friday at Giant Center in Hershey, Pa.

South Xtra: Bitter sweet ending for Seton-LaSalle

Rebels’ seniors didn’t end their careers the way they wanted to, but in some ways, that’s beside the point for coach Spencer Stefko.

about 9 hours ago


 A loss in the PIAA Class AAAA semi­fi­nals couldn't spoil Norwin's season, which included a celebration by Taylor Ingel, left, and Danielle McMaster after defeating Penn Hills in the WPIAL class AAAA championship.

East Xtra: Norwin upbeat despite loss in PIAA final

Girls basketball team disappointed, but still has WPIAL championship under its belt.

about 9 hours ago


 Aliquippa's Jassir Jordan shows his disappointment with losing in the PIAA Class AA championship Saturday in Hershey, Pa. Jordan scored 13 points in the loss.

West Xtra: Aliquippa's first loss comes at wrong time

Slow start proves costly as Quips fall in PIAA Class AA championship.

about 9 hours ago


 Vincentian players celebrate after defeating Old Forge, 86-38, in the PIAA Class A championship Saturday at Giant Center in Hershey, Pa.

North Xtra: Vincentian saves its best for last

The exploits of this Royals team, led by do-it-all senior Brenna Wise, will not soon be forgotten in WPIAL girls basketball lore.

about 9 hours ago


 Chassidy Omogrosso led Blackhawk to a PIAA Class AAA championship Saturday against Archbishop Wood.

High school basketball notebook: Success follows Blackhawk's Steve Lodovico

Lodovico is believed to be the first person from the WPIAL to win two PIAA championships in a row as a player and two in a row as a coach.

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

Blackhawk girls win second PIAA title in row

The Cougars defeated Archbishop Wood, 46-40, in the PIAA Class AAA girls basketball championship.

5 days ago


 Aliquippa's Stephon McGinnis walks off the court after his team lost to Conwell-Egan 51-62 in the PIAA Class AA Championship Game at Giant Center in Hershey on Saturday.

Comeback falls short as Aliquippa loses to Conwell-Egan in PIAA Class AA championship

Aliquippa was trying to become only the 13th boys team in WPIAL history to win a PIAA title with an undefeated record.

5 days ago


 Vincentian players celebrate after defeating Old Forge 86-38 in the PIAA Class A Championship Game at Giant Center in Hershey on Saturday.

Wise leads Vincentian to 86-38 win over Old Forge for PIAA girls Class A championship

Brenna Wise’s triple double powers Royals to 86-38 drubbing of Old Forge in Class A championship.

5 days ago


PIAA basketball roundup: Little goes right for Farrell boys

Farrell ran into a buzzsaw in the PIAA Class A final, falling to a dominant Constitution team, 54-25.

6 days ago


Basketball Box Scores: Mar. 21

Box scores from Saturday, Mar. 21, 2015

5 days ago


 Seton-LaSalle's Nicolete Newman and her teammates fell to Neumann-Goretti 79-34 in the PIAA Class AA title game in Hershey today.

Seton-LaSalle neutralized in PIAA title game

Class AA girls championship: Neumann-Goretti put on one of the most impressive performances in PIAA history by beating Seton-LaSalle, 79-34.

6 days ago


 Aliquippa's Jordan Jassir drives to the basket in the PIAA semifinal vs. West Middlesex Tuesday at New Castle.

Varsity Xtra: Under the radar -- Aliquippa undefeated & unknown

Quips overlooked despite 29-0 mark; poised to match New Castle’s perfect season.

1 week ago


 Blackhawk’s Chassidy Omogrosso plays tight defense against South Fayette’s Autumn Mozick during the WPIAL AAA girls basketball championship, Saturday, February 28, 2015.

Title query: Can you repeat that, please?

The defending PIAA Class AAA, AA and A girls champions are from the WPIAL and are one victory away from a repeat.

1 week ago


 Seton-LaSalle's Nicolete Newman drives against Bishop Canevin's Erin Joyce in the WPIAL class AA championship last month at the Petersen Events Center.

Daunting challenge confronts Rebels -- nation's No. 1 team

It's appropriate Seton-LaSalle is playing in an arena named the Giant Center today, because the Rebels have a giant challenge at hand.

1 week ago


 Vincentian's Brenna Wise, left, is guarded by Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic's Sam Breen in a game in January. The two teams met in the WPIAL Class A girls championship in February and Vincentian won the title, 74-35.

Royals, Wise on quest to finish remarkable run on a high note

No matter the gender or classification, no squad has been more dominant this postseason than the Vincentian Academy girls basketball team.

1 week ago


 Vincentian’s Lexi Griggs blocks a shot attempt by Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic’s Ashley Robbins (35) during a game in January at North Allegheny. Vincentian won the game, 72-44.

North Xtra: Vincentian advances to PIAA title game

Girls basketball team storms Blairsville, 63-37, to improve to 29-1.

1 week ago


North Xtra: It's time for the Bradleys

One guy picks his area postseason basketball awards.

1 week ago


 John Castello of Mars Area is defended by Lavontae Martin of Highlands during a game earlier this season. Mars won the game, 61-60.

North Xtra: Landmark season ends for Mars

Boys basketball team falls in PIAA quarterfinals, but future is bright.

1 week ago


 North Allegheny's Curtis Aiken goes up for a shot against Chartiers Valley's Eddie Flohr in the WPIAL Class AAAA championship at Petersen Events Center.

North Xtra: North Allegheny closes book on successful run

Tigers post most victories in school history but miss out on elusive WPIAL title.

1 week ago


South Xtra: Presenting the Bradleys once again

Here is one guy’s take on the 2014-15 high school basketball season.

1 week ago


 Mt Lebanon's Jonny David drives against Chartiers Valley during PIAA playoff game.

South Xtra: Coach has a fondness for this Mt. Lebanon team

Joe David said he is finding it particularly difficult to say goodbye to his Mt. Lebanon basketball team.

1 week ago


South Xtra: Junior guard plays key role in Seton-LaSalle's quest for a state title repeat

Shaunay Edmonds is Seton-LaSalle’s second option at point guard, but her teammates trust her in that role.

1 week ago


 Allderdice's Timothy Jackson goes up for a shot against Mt. Lebanon's Eddie Jenkins in a PIAA quarterfinal game at North Allegheny.

East Xtra: Allderdice's impressive run ends

Dragons bow to Philadelphia power Martin Luther King in PIAA semifinals.

1 week ago


 Greensburg Central Catholic's Romano Sebastiani drives against Tre Tipton of Apollo-Ridge in the second half of a game earlier this season.

East Xtra: Greensburg CC wraps up quality season

Centurions finish with loss in PIAA quarterfinals.

1 week ago


East Xtra: It's time for the Bradleys

One guy picks his area postseason basketball awards.

1 week ago


East Xtra: Norwin's great run ends in PIAA semifinals

WPIAL champion girls basketball team falls to Cumberland Valley, 56-40.

1 week ago


West Xtra: Presenting the Bradleys . . . one more time

Here is one guy’s take on the 2014-15 high school basketball season.

1 week ago


 Aliquippa coach Nick Lackovich talks with Jassir Jordan as they play against Redbank Valley in a PIAA quarterfinal game Saturday at Plum.  Aliquippa won the game, 70-36.

West Xtra: Quips going by the motto 'Just win'

Aliquippa is undefeated at 29-0, but a state championship, not an unbeaten record, is the main focus.

1 week ago


 Blackhawk's Courtney Vannoy (with ball) is one of five starters averaging doubled digits in scoring.

West Xtra: Blackhawk girls continue their march to repeating state title

As focused as can be, the Blackhawk girls have their second PIAA title in a row within their grasp.

1 week ago


Basketball Box Scores: Mar. 20

Box scores from Friday, Mar. 20, 2015

6 days ago


Norwin shows persistence, but rallies falter late

The Knights’ season ended with a 56-40 defeat against Cumberland Valley.

1 week ago


Dream season ends for Allderdice boys

Martin Luther King ended a stunning run by the Dragons a game short of the PIAA championship.

1 week ago


Seton-LaSalle uses third-quarter run to top Bishop Canevin

The Rebels got 37 combined points from Nicolete Newman and Cassidy Walsh.

1 week ago


Hershey bound: Blackhawk keeps dream of title repeat alive

The Cougars topped Berks Catholic,  71-61 to advance to the state championship game.

1 week ago


 Aliquippa’s Jassir Jordan goes up for a basket against West Middlesex Tuesday night in a PIAA Class AA semifinal. Aliquippa won, 72-48.

Aliquippa boys reach another level

In their play and now in the PIAA playoffs, the Quips elevated themselves yet again for a big win against West Middlesex in the semifinals.

1 week ago


Second half paves way for Vincentian's return to final

The Lady Royals will have a rematch with Old Forge, the team they defeated in the PIAA final a year ago.

1 week ago


 Allderdice's Ramon Creighton scored 21 points in the Dragons win Saturday against Harrisburg in the state quarterfinals.

With Ramon Creighton at point, Allderdice is on the rise ahead of state semifinals

Coach Buddy Valinsky has focused on fine-tuning his team. Now the Dragons face their biggest test tonight against Martin Luther King.

1 week ago


PIAA girls basketball semifinal preview: Norwin faces state's top player

Five WPIAL teams are one step from playing for a state title, including the Knights, who have to deal with Cumberland Valley’s Kelly Jekot.

1 week ago


Basketball Box Scores: Mar. 17

Box scores from Tuesday, Mar. 17, 2015

1 week ago


Allderdice surges to another win in PIAA Class AAAA quarterfinals

Guard Ramon Creighton and the Dragons battled past Harrisburg into the semifinals to extend their remarkable run.

1 week ago


Chassidy Omogrosso lifts Blackhawk girls to semis

The Cougars and their star guard took down fellow WPIAL team Chartiers Valley in the Class AAA playoffs Saturday.

1 week ago


 Sam Breen of Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic scrambles to get a pass away Saturday in a Class A quarterfinal against Blairsville.

Class A girls basketball: Vincentian rolls into semifinals

Brenna Wise had another stellar game to lift the WPIAL champion Royals past Kennedy Catholic.

1 week ago


 Aliquippa guard Stephon McGinnis slices through the Redbank Valley defense Saturday at Plum High School.

Class AA boys basketball: Aliquippa leans on defense for victory

The WPIAL champion Quips were suffocating once again Saturday, dominating Redbank Valley in a quarterfinal matchup.

1 week ago


Mars ramble ends in quarters against Erie Cathedral Prep

Mars has its best postseason showing in school history but doesn’t have enough to get past Erie Cathedral Prep.

1 week ago


New Castle stymied in quest for second crown in row

Archbishop Carroll just too strong for defending PIAA Class AAA champions.

1 week ago


 Monessen’s Justice Rice drives against Kennedy Catholic’s Nick Tantuo Friday night at Moon. Rice scored 11 points but Monessen was knocked out of the PIAA playoffs.

Monessen falls in PIAA boys quarterfinals

One bad quarter takes bite out of Greyhounds against Kennedy Christian.

1 week ago


Norwin girls continue dream season with semifinal win vs. North Allegheny

The Knights defeat the North Allegheny Tigers for the third time this season to advance to the Class AAAA semifinals

1 week ago


 Chartiers-Houston's Madison Simpson battles for a rebound with Bishop Canevin's Erin Joyce Friday night at Moon.

PIAA girls basketball roundup: Seton-LaSalle overcomes slow start to win

Defending PIAA Class AA champions get their act together behind senior Nicolette Newman who scores 26 points.

1 week ago


Basketball Box Scores: March 14

Box scores from Saturday, March 14, 2015

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