High School Sports

 Members of the Mt. Lebanon crew team travel along the. From left are Maddie Ricci, Anya Vendredi, Alexandra Tzaneva and Andrea Wisnuski.

Crew takes hold as a club sport at Mt. Lebanon

Mt. Lebanon’s crew team is preparing for spring competition, which often takes place at regattas involving numerous other clubs.

4 days 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.

1 week ago

Penalties thwart Canon-McMillan in 6-4 loss against Holy Ghost Prep

Canon-McMillan can’t overcome penalties, falls, 6-4, to Holy Ghost Prep in Class AAA hockey title game.

1 week ago

Bayard Rustin downs Mars, 3-1, in Class A Pennsylvania Cup title game

Bayard Rustin fends off Mars’ barrage of shots to win Class A Pennsylvania Cup hockey title.

1 week ago

 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week ago

Basketball Box Scores: Mar. 21

Box scores from Saturday, Mar. 21, 2015

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

Basketball Box Scores: Mar. 20

Box scores from Friday, Mar. 20, 2015

1 week 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

Briefs: Monessen football wins vacated

The WPIAL board of directors ruled that the Greyhounds must forfeit all four of their victories from last season due to ineligible players.

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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks ago

Basketball Box Scores: Mar. 17

Box scores from Tuesday, Mar. 17, 2015

1 week ago

 Central Catholic's Vincenzo Joseph defeats Fredy Stroker, from Bettendorf, Iowa, by major decision, 14-4, Sunday in the Dapper Dan Wrestling Classic.

U.S. all-stars beat best of Pennsylvania in Dapper Dan Classic

The Pennsylvania squad couldn’t quite keep pace with the nation’s top wrestlers, dropping a 31-14 match at Fitzgerald Field House.

2 weeks ago

WPIAL team struggles vs. Illinois, but relishes experience

With many of the area’s top wrestlers picked for the Pennsylvania all-star team, the WPIAL squad wasn’t as strong as previous years.

2 weeks ago

WPIAL can make another statement in Dapper Dan Wrestling Classic

The overall strength of the WPIAL this season could make things tougher for the WPIAL all-star team in the Dapper Dan Wrestling Classic.

2 weeks ago

PIAA swimming: Norwin's Painter wins 500 free

WPIAL athletes, including Norwin’s Kathryn Painter, dominated on the first day of the PIAA Class AAA swimming and diving championships.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks ago

Class AAA hockey: Canon-McMillan beats Butler for Penguins Cup

The Big Macs advance to the PIHL Class AAA Pennsylvania Cup championship with the 4-0 victory.

2 weeks ago

Class AA hockey: Armstrong loses to Erie Cathedral Prep in Penguins Cup final

The Ramblers ended a long Penguins Cup drought by avenging a loss earlier this season to the Riverhawks.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks ago

Class A hockey: Stars align for Mars in Penguins Cup

Quaker Valley was the victim of some bad bounces, while the Planets took advantage to reach another PIHL championship game.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks ago

New Castle stymied in quest for second crown in row

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

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks ago

Chartiers Valley diver Lohman defends Class AAA title

Maria Lohman successfully defends her PIAA Class AAA diving title.

2 weeks ago

Basketball Box Scores: March 14

Box scores from Saturday, March 14, 2015

2 weeks ago

 Some of the players on the 1985 Washington basketball team: front row, from left: Sean McKenzie, Tony Ellis and Mark Popeck. Back row, from left: Ron Moore, Furlo Ellis, Brian Davis and Chris Popeck.

Varsity Xtra: Wash machine — In mid-1980s, Little Prexies couldn't be beat

In terms of WPIAL greatness and domination in basketball, the Washington Little Prexies of 30 years ago were a sight to behold.

2 weeks ago

 Ben O'Connor talks to his Bethel Park team in a Class AAAA WPIAL playoff game last season at North Hills.

Bethel Park boys basketball coach Ben O’Connor steps down

Technically, it’s a resignation, but for successful high school basketball coach Ben O’Connor, it’s more of a commitment to family.

2 weeks ago

Quaker Valley wins AA crown at PIAA swimming and diving championships

The WPIAL advanced 28 swimmers and four relay teams into the consolation or championship in the PIAA swimming and diving championships.

2 weeks ago

West/South Xtra: Chartiers Valley diver building a legacy

As Maria Lohman aims for her third PIAA diving championship, she can finish her high school career as one of the WPIAL’s best ever.

2 weeks ago

 By winning a 4-2 decision against Huntindon's Jacob Oliver, Jake Wentzel became the first state champion in South Park wrestling history.

South Xtra: Two programs produce landmark day at state finals

Wrestlers from South Park and Mt. Lebanon turned in notable performances at the PIAA championship tournament.

2 weeks ago

 South Fayette's Mike Carr celebrates after winning a PIAA championship at 138 pounds, defeating Saegertown's Tyler Vath, 3-1.

South Xtra: South Fayette's Carr has a joy ride at PIAA championships

South Fayette wrestler Mike Carr released plenty of pent up emotion after winning a state championship.

2 weeks ago

 Franklin Regional's Josh Shields controls Wyoming Valley West's Cody Cordes during his 5-2 victory in the PIAA Class championship match at 160 pounds.

East Xtra: Franklin Regional enjoys golden moments at state meet

Four Franklin Regional wrestlers capped an impressive season by winning state titles.

2 weeks ago

Basketball Box Scores: March 13

Box scores from Friday, March 13, 2015

2 weeks ago

 Allderdice’s Ramon Creighton lays the ball up against Mt. Lebanon's Mark Lamendola Wednesday in a Class AAAA second-round game.

Jackson twins difference as Allderdice keeps rolling

PIAA boys playoffs: The Dragons beat Mt. Lebanon, 60-57, at North Allegheny to earn a spot in the quarterfinals for the first time in 27

2 weeks ago

Comeback wins lead Quaker Valley, Mars to title PIHL Class A game

Quaker Valley (21-1-1) beat Hempfield, 3-2, in the Penguins Cup semis at 84 Lumber Arena; Mars (19-4-1) topped Deer Lakes (17-6-1), 4-3.

2 weeks ago

Ellwood City's Taylor Petrak places first in freestyle at PIAA championships

Mars’ Taylor Hockenberry won the diving championships with a score of 426.75. The next-closest was Brittany Hart of Riverside at 411.30.

2 weeks ago

Harrisburg’s late flurry stops North Allegheny in boys PIAA basketball playoffs

North Allegheny, the WPIAL runner-up, lost to Harrisburg, 65-62, in a Class AAAA second-round game Wednesday at Altoona.

2 weeks ago

WPIAL champ Blackhawk rolls to big win

PIAA girls playoffs: Chassidy Omogrosso had 21 points as WPIAL Class AAA champion Blackhawk defeated District 10 runner-up Mercyhurst Prep.

2 weeks ago


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