High School Sports


 Fox Chapel third baseman Dan Vargo tries to corral a throw Monday against Woodland Hills in a Section 3 Class AAAA game.

High school highlights: Fichtner sparks Allderdice to win in baseball against Plum

Nate Fichtner, a Memphis recruit, hit an RBI triple in the sixth spark a 3-2 home win against Class AAAA No. 2 Plum in a Section 4 game.

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Former local standout Sean Hickey has good shot to be drafted

Franklin Regional grad and Syracuse offensive lineman Sean Hickey might get the NFL draft call this week.

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 Knoch shot put standout Jordan Geist has already thrown himself into WPIAL lore.

WPIAL track and field boasts sophomore sensations

Super sophomores Madison WIltrout and Jordan Geist are among best in country in javelin and shot put.

2 days ago


 Vincentian Academy's Marianne Abdalah breezes to a record-setting win in the 3200 meter-run at the Mars Area Invitational.

Vincentian sophomore Abdalah cruises to win at Mars Invitational

It wasn’t a perfect day for Marianne Abdalah, but she dominated the field for a victory in the 3,200.

3 days ago


High school highlights: Vikings lock up playoffs

The Hopewell Vikings began the baseball season 0-5. Since then, they've been unbeatable.

3 days ago


 Gateway’s Danniele Taylor slides into second before the tag from Penn Hills’ Victoria DeVito Thursday. Gateway won the Class AAAA Section 2 softball game, 19-3.

High school highlights: Bethel Park routs Canon-McMillan in softball

The Black Hawks were dominant Thursday as they snatched the Class AAAA Section 4 lead from the No. 2 Big Macs, 14-4, in five innings.

4 days ago


Extracurricular activities slowly returning in Sto-Rox

District receiving Title I funding to improve student achievement.

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 West Mifflin’s Kevin Garbark heads to the finish line on the winning 1,600-meter relay at the annual Tri-Sate Track Coaches Association Invitational April 11 at West Mifflin. Garbark is one of the top sprinters in the WPIAL.

South Xtra: After an injury-plagued season, West Mifflin sprinter is making up for lost time

Kevin Garbark was hampered by a hamstring injury a year ago, but now healthy, he’s emerged as one of the WPIAL’s top sprinters.

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 Mt. Lebanon's Sophia Klaber, carrying the ball past Quaker Valley's Eva Simakas during last year's WPIAL championship match, is a 20-goal scorer for the Blue Devils.

South Xtra: Mt. Lebanon girls continue their strong showing on the lacrosse field

Coming off a WPIAL girls lacrosse championship, the Blue Devils are enjoying another strong season.

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West Xtra: Beaver County Sports Hall of Fame to induct Class of 2015

A lot of familiar names — including “presidential advisor” Brad Brown — dot the roster of this year’s Beaver County honorees.

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Baseball statistical leaders

Through Sunday, April 19, 2015

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Softball pitching leaders

Through Sunday, April 19, 2015

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 Central Catholic's Sam Heaps works against Mt. Lebanon's Owen Chamberlin Tuesday night. Mt. Lebanon rolled to an easy 17-3 victory.

High school highlights: Central Valley tops Beaver

The Underdog Warriors got redemption for a blowout loss earlier in the season by upsetting the top-ranked Bobcats.

6 days ago


 Tito Francona played 15 seasons in the major leagues from 1956-70, but his ties to Beaver County and the WPIAL run so much deeper.

High school notebook: Thorpe family tree continues to bloom

Sewickley Academy’s Thorpe sisters Aja and Summer are the latest to impress thanks in part to their family’s athletic genes.

1 week ago


Note to Baseball Coaches

Statistical leaders needed

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Note to Softball Coaches

Pitching leaders needed

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 Knoch’s Jordan Geist winds up to throw the shot put Friday at the Butler Invitational.

Knoch thrower Jordan Geist shines at Butler Invitational

Jordan Geist was the only male to set a record at the Butler Invitational as his 66-11/2 throw in the shot put shattered the previous mark.

1 week 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.

1 week ago


Blackhawk hires Lamenza as new football coach

Blackhawk names a replacement for legendary coach Joe Hamilton.

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 Bethel Park’s Alexandra Stevenson winds up for her discus throw at the Tri-Sate Track Coaches Association Invitational at West Mifflin High School.

South Xtra: Future is now for Bethel Park senior thrower

Lexi Stevenson know this is her last chance to go for gold in WPIAL and state track.

1 week 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

1 week 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.

2 weeks ago


 Stud pitcher Trent Vietmeier of Montour has yet to be scored on in high school baseball.

High school notebook: Montour sophomore a star in the making

WPIAL baseball could have its next big thing in Montour pitcher Trent Vietmeier; an update on former Lincoln Park hoops star Maverick Rowan.

2 weeks ago


 Dom Perretta of Beaver Falls, a reigning WPIAL and PIAA champion, has his sights set on state records this season.

West Xtra: Beaver Falls junior track standout stays on the run

Domenic Perretta is out to retain his WPIAL and state track titles . . . and possibly set some records in the process.

2 weeks ago


 From star running back to offensive lineman, Jeff Christy's reluctant career move certainly paid off.

New class enters WPIAL Hall of Fame

This is the ninth year of the WPIAL Hall of Fame, and selections were made in several categories.

2 weeks ago


Marc Marotta, high school basketball star in the '70s, dies in Milwaukee

The 6-foot-6 forward is one of only four players in Central Catholic history to score 1,000 career points.

2 weeks ago


 Latrobe's Chad Kissell backhands the ball against Canon-McMillan's Chris Gladden during the 2015 WPIAL AAA Boys Singles Tennis Championship at the Racquet Club in Monroeville.

Latrobe legacy continues in high school tennis

Senior Chad Kissell adds Class AAA boys single title to the family tree with a 6-2, 6-2 victory against Canon-McMillan junior Chris Gladden.

2 weeks ago


 Madison Cable has played in the Final Four three times, with tonight's tilt against Connecticut being her second NCAA title game.

From Mt. Lebanon to Notre Dame, Madison Cable's career marked by title games

The former Mt. Lebanon High School star has been on teams that have played for championships for six of the past seven years.

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 Deer Lakes' Mitchell Rupprecht, right, was in a league of his own this season on the ice.

Deer Lakes' Mitchell Rupprecht named hockey player of the year

Mitchell Rupprecht posted jaw-dropping statistics his senior year at Deer Lakes, earning him Post-Gazette player of the year honors.

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WPIAL stars land first-team all-state selections in basketball

Four WPIAL basketball stars hit the 2,000-career point mark this season and made first team all-state, too.

3 weeks ago


Boys Basketball: 2014-15 Fabulous 5 and All-League Teams

About the teams: The Post-Gazette Fabulous 5 and the WPIAL and City League All-Star teams were selected by the Post-Gazette scholastic

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Girls Basketball: 2014-15 Fabulous 5 and All-League Teams

About the teams: The Post-Gazette Fabulous 5 and the WPIAL and City League All-Star teams were selected by the Post-Gazette scholastic

3 weeks ago


Boys Basketball: 2014-15 All-Section Teams

About the teams: All-section teams were selected by section coaches. WPIAL and City League coaches were asked to pick a six-player team in

3 weeks ago


Girls Basketball: 2014-15 All-Section Teams

About the teams: All-section teams were selected by section coaches. WPIAL and City League coaches were asked to pick a six-player team in

3 weeks ago


 Beaver Area's Ruthe Neeley  has battled back from a torn ACL injury as she tries to defend her WPIAL Class AA title in the 400-meter run.

West Xtra: Champion sprinter on the mend for Beaver

Beaver’s Ruthe Neeley sustained a torn ACL in December, but don’t count her out for track season.

3 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.

3 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.

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