High School Sports


 Charter schools such as Lincoln Park could be in trouble athletically if the PIAA forces top players like Elijah Minnie to compete for their home public school districts.

Charter schools targeted by PIAA

The PIAA may ask for charter school athletics reform, which would have sweeping effects on the boys basketball landscape in the state.

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 J.J. Mativejic of Norwin High School.

High School Athletes of the Week

J.J. Matijevic and Maddie Holmberg are the Post-Gazette High School Athletes Of The Week

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West Xtra: West Allegheny showing it can compete on the diamond

A Class AAA baseball powerhouse a few years ago, West Allegheny is emerging as a contender once again.

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 Senior Dan Zajac, serving for the Ambridge volleyball team, is also a dedicated weightlifter and football player.

West Xtra: Bridgers make a huge statement on volleyball court

By winning the title at the Koller Classic, Ambridge solidified its position as a state contender and got a little revenge in the process.

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 Riverside's Brooke Barker, left, being tagged out by Brandywine Heights' Missy Komand during last year's PIAA Class AA championship game, has moved from second base to the pitcher's circle this season.

West Xtra: Despite key losses, Riverside softball team is still a force

Riverside had to replace two key players from last year's PIAA runner-up team, but the Panthers are still winning.

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 Senior Nick Bernick provides a reliable and experienced right arm for the Baldwin Highlanders pitching staff.

South Xtra: With experienced lineup, Baldwin emerges as a section title threat

Baldwin took its lumps last year on the baseball diamond, but with its entire starting lineup back, the Highlanders are getting payback.

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 Hampton's Steve Dayton pulls in a fly ball during a non-section game against Bethel Park March 27.

North Xtra: With familiar face at helm, Hampton rolls

Gary Wilson returns for second stint as head baseball coach.

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East Xtra: Central Catholic senior targets titles

David Henderson is a dual threat in the 200- and 400-meter runs.

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 Latrobe's Chad Kissell returns a shot against Central Catholic's Adam Blasinsky in the WPIAL tournament.

East Xtra: Busy Latrobe junior earns PIAA berth

Chad Kissell focuses on tennis and places second at the WPIAL Class AAA singles tournament.

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 Senior left-hander Danielle Kochka provides a veteran presence in the pitching circle for the Gators.

East Xtra: Gateway battling for playoff spot

After a fast beginning, Gators' softball team scrambling to turn things around.

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 Hempfield's Joey DeFloria slides home with a run despite the efforts of Penn-Trafford catcher Scott Koscho. That was one of the few low points for the Warriors as they dispatched the Spartans, 13-2, last Friday in a Section 2-AAAA victory.

East Xtra: Team chemistry helping Penn-Trafford contend

Baseball team is a close-knit unit as it makes a run for first WPIAL title.

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 Greensburg Salem's Courtney McQuaide competes in the pole vault at the Butler Invitational Friday afternoon. She set a meet record with a vault of 11 feet, 10 inches.

East Xtra: Greensburg Salem's McQuaide raising the bar

Senior vaulter setting records for girls track and field team.

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North Xtra: Fox Chapel a contender for WPIAL title

Volleyball team uses 10-player rotation to establish plenty of depth.

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 Fox Chapel's Brandon Mitchell has overcome some health hurdles early this season to be a force on the track once again.

North Xtra: Senior twosome take lead for Fox Chapel.

Brandon Mitchell and Brian Papich expected to anchor Foxes' track and field team.

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North Xtra: Depth makes Shady Side a WPIAL threat

Indians' boys tennis team stacked from top to bottom as it begins quest for another WPIAL title.

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North Xtra: Seneca Valley comes out swinging

Raiders return all nine starters on softball team and jump out to fast start.

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 Shaler's Justin Defide gets Penn Hills' Tyler Reis out at second base on a force play during a Section 4-AAAA game last week.

North Xtra: Experienced Shaler battles for section title

Entire starting lineup and pitching staff return for Titans' baseball team.

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Note to Softball Coaches

STATISTICAL LEADERS

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Note to Baseball Coaches

STATISTICAL LEADERS

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 Plum High School's Nolan Cressler will transfer from Cornell to Vanderbilt.

Vanderbilt next stop for Plum's Cressler

Former Plum High School standout Nolan Cressler opts for Vanderbilt after deciding to transfer from Cornell after two years.

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Roundball Classic Box Scores

Box scores from Saturday, April 12, 2014

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 Web Gem: Hempfield's Joey DiBridge makes a diving catch against Penn-Trafford, but Penn-Trafford won the game easily, 13-2.

High School Highlights: Penn-Trafford crushes No. 1 Hempfield

Tyler Smith and Penn-Trafford made short work of Class AAAA's No. 1 team Thursday. Smith went 3 for 3 with a double, home run and five RBIs.

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 Hannah Adamski: Plum High School

Athletes of the Week: Hannah Adamski, Luke Smorey honored

Plum sophomore Hannah Adamski, a power-hitting outfielder, and Baldwin senior Luke Smorey, a standout in the javelin, are honored this week.

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 Penn Hills' Zac Crosmun reaches for a ground ball hit by Shaler Wednesday afternoon.

High school highlights: Blackhawk's McKay shines again

Standout pitcher Brendan McKay tossed a no-hitter Wednesday against West Allegheny, with plenty of MLB scouts in attendance.

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WPIAL Hall of Fame Class of 2014 announced

Fifteen individuals, including Blackhawk's Dante Calabria, and two teams will be inducted into the WPIAL Hall of Fame June 6.

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Hampton, New Castle stars unite on all-star team

Rivals for the past three years, basketball standouts Ryan Luther and Malik Hooker will team up Saturday in the annual Roundball Classic.

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 Greater Latrobe's Zane Harshell, a 5-foot-10 senior libero, serves up a shot during the Derry Area tournament.

East Xtra: Talent pool hasn't run dry for Latrobe

Wildcats reload and are once again headed for the postseason in volleyball.

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East Xtra: Hempfield girls stick to business this year

Lacrosse team uses high-scoring offense to get off to a quick start.

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East Xtra: Fabulous Five basketball all-stars

The Post-Gazette's scholastic sports staff selects the area's top five girls high school basketball players.

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East Xtra: Fabulous Five basketball all-stars

The Post-Gazette's scholastic sports staff selects the area's top five boys high school basketball players.

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 Deer Lakes' Jake Roberts, a 5-foot-11 junior outside hitter, returns a shot during action in the Derry Area tournament.

North Xtra: Deer Lakes looks to be in the mix

With no seniors on volleyball roster, Lancers counting on juniors for leadership.

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North Xtra: Mars' Raymundo second in WPIAL

Sophomore falls in singles final, qualifies for PIAA tennis tournament.

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 Tyler Garbee returns as a mainstay on the Quaker Valley pitching staff.

North Xtra: Quaker Valley looking for more success

Baseball team using total team effort to get off to fast start like last season.

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North Xtra: Fabulous Five basketball all-stars

The Post-Gazette's scholastic sports staff selects the area's top five girls high school basketball players.

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North Xtra: Fabulous Five basketball all-stars

The Post-Gazette's scholastic sports staff selects the area's top five boys high school basketball players.

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 Gateway's Montae Nicholson is an excellent hurdler as well as a dynamic long jumper for the Gators.

East Xtra: Gateway showing a run of talent

It's all about quality, not quantity for Gators' boys track and field team.

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East Xtra: Valley senior a guy for 3 seasons

Cody Schrecongost is a standout in soccer, swimming and tennis for the Vikings.

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East Xtra: Greensburg CC hopes to challenge for a section title

Offense and pitching have Centurions' baseball team off to strong start.

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WPIAL announces Hall of Fame inductees

Fifteen individuals and two teams will be inducted into the area high school athletics governing body's hall of fame on June 6.

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 Jacob Chadwick, 17, of Trinity High School leaves the pack behind in the final 100 meters of the 800-meter race at the Tri-State Track & Field Invitational at Titan Stadium on the campus of West Mifflin High School.

High School Track: Vincentian star sprints to two wins

Vincentian's Ally Bartoszewicz continues her early season mastery in the 100- and 200-meter dashes.

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2013-2014 Boys Basketball Fabulous 5 and All-League Teams

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

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2013-2014 Girls Basketball Fabulous 5 and All-League Teams

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

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2013-2014 Boys Basketball 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

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2013-2014 Girls Basketball 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

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2013-14 Girls Coach of the Year:Steve Lodovico / Blackhawk

A starting guard on PIAA championship teams in 1995 and 1996, Steve Lodovico knew what it felt like to win a title at Blackhawk.

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 From left to right, Erin Mathias of Fox Chapel, Sydney Bordonaro of Burrell, Brenna Wise of Vincentian, Yacine Diop of Seton-LaSalle and Chassidy Omogrosso of Blackhawk.

2013-14 girls fabulous 5 - No stopping them

The Post-Gazette presents the year's top basketball players.

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 From left to right, Malik Hooker of New Castle, Ryan Luther of Hampton, Maverick Rowan of Lincoln Park, D.J. Porter of Obama Academy and Kason Harrell of Hempfield.

2013-14 boys fabulous 5 - Full house of talent

The Post-Gazette presents the year's top basketball players.

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2013-14 Boys Coach of the Year: Ralph Blundo / New Castle

New Castle made history this season, becoming the first WPIAL boys team in 31 years to go through a basketball season undefeated.

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Pennsylvania sports writers release all-state basketball teams

Local players nearly swept the all-state MVP awards, with winners in six of the eight classifications coming from the WPIAL.

2 weeks ago


High school notebook: Woodland Hills sophomore rising up baseball ranks

Jake Jessell, already committed to play at Pitt, is a rare standout on the diamond for a football power, but he's on the national radar.

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