High School Sports


 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.

2 days ago


Note to Baseball Coaches

Statistical leaders needed

1 day ago


Note to Softball Coaches

Pitching leaders needed

1 day ago


 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.

3 days 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.

3 days ago


Blackhawk hires Lamenza as new football coach

Blackhawk names a replacement for legendary coach Joe Hamilton.

3 days ago


 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.

4 days 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

5 days 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

2 weeks ago


 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.

2 weeks ago


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.

2 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

2 weeks ago


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

2 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

2 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

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 weeks ago


 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.

3 weeks 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.

4 weeks 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 month 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 month ago



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