High School Sports

 This is an artist's rendition of how West Field at William W. Knight Memorial Park will look after renovation work has been completed.

South Xtra: Munhall's West Field getting the ultimate makeover

Thanks to a grant from the Campbell Foundation, historic West Field in Munhall is getting a $6 million facelift.

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 A concrete grandstand at the old West Field in Munhall has been torn down to make way for a new complex.

South Xtra: Historic Munhall field was a playground for legends

West Field, which is being torn down and rebuilt, played host to legends such as Josh Gibson and the Homestead Grays.

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 A portion of the sports exhibit at the Beaver Area Heritage Museum in Beaver.

Museum exhibit highlights Beaver County sports history

The exhibit tells the stories of boys and girls sports in Beaver County through photographs, trophies, letter sweaters, uniforms and more.

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South Xtra: Virtue departs as Canon-McMillan hockey coach

Terry Virtue, who led Canon-McMillan’s hockey team to the Class AAA Penguins Cup this past season, has left the program.

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 Mt. Lebanon's Dan Lee, left, looking to score around Bethel Park's Rob McMahon, made a significant contribution to the Pennsylvania team at the Brine National Lacrosse Classic.

South Xtra: Mt. Lebanon lacrosse players display their skills at national tournament

A pair of Mt. Lebanon High School lacrosse players helped Pennsylvania turn in its best performance to date at the Brine Classic.

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West Xtra: Washington values post as new Hopewell football coach

Aliquippa grad Mark Washington hopes to turn around Hopewell’s football program.

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 West Allegheny's Nathan Hall, top, pinned Moon's Luke McConaghy at 2:48 in the 152-pound championship match of the Midwestern Athletic Conference tournament in January.

West Xtra: West Allegheny's Hall can't wait to wrestle for Pitt

Nathan Hall has plenty of motivation to succeed in his collegiate wrestling career at the University of Pittsburgh.

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 Cornell's Dane Jackson has been a driving force, both on the basketball court and on the football field. Because of his efforts, Jackson was chosen as the West Xtra Male Athlete of the Year.

West Xtra: Two-sport standout Jackson is Male High School Athlete of the Year

Dane Jackson was a standout in two sports at two schools — Cornell and Quaker Valley — and is the Male High School Athlete of the Year.

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 Carlynton's Conor Richardson, shooting over Avonworth's Mackenzie Mayernik, was a standout in basketball as well as volleyball and track.

West Xtra: Female High School Athlete of the Year leaves a legacy at Carlynton

Conor Richardson left a legacy at Carlynton and in so doing became the West Xtra Female High School Athlete of the Year.

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 Mars Area's Ori Rinaman finished first in the Class AAA 300-meter hurdles at the WPIAL track championships and was a standout in football while earning the North Xtra Male Athlete of the Year.

North Xtra: Mars Area athlete is out of this world

Track and football standout Ori Rinaman lands North Xtra Athlete of the Year honor.

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 Pine-Richland's Amanda Kalin, right, battles Sarah Chomos of North Allegheny for control of the ball in a match in October. Kalin is a soccer standout who was selected the North Xtra Female Athlete of the Year.

North Xtra: Pine-Richland athlete a super sophomore

Two-sport star Amanda Kalin earns North Xtra Female Athlete of the Year.

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 Steel Valley's Brandon Donovan, driving around Laurel Highlands' Andy Cavinee, was a standout in basketball, baseball and football.

South Xtra: Steel Valley's Donovan is Male High School Athlete of the Year

Steel Valley’s three-sport standout Brandon Donovan is the South Xtra Male High School Athlete of the Year.

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 Chartiers Valley's Maria Lohman is a four-time WPIAL diving champion and a three-time PIAA champion. She is the South Xtra Female High School Athlete of the Year.

South Xtra: Char Valley diver is Female High School Athlete of the Year

Maria Lohman,a four-time WPIAL and three-time PIAA diving champion, is the South Xtra Female High School Athlete of the Year.

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 Jeannette's Julian Batts finished as the second-leading scorer in Jayhawks' history and was a standout quarterback for the football team. Batts was chosen as the East Xtra Male Athlete of the Year.

East Xtra: Jeannette athlete a two-sport star

Basketball, football standout Julian Batts is East Xtra Male Athlete of the Year.

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 Greensburg Salem's Claire Oberdorf reaches for the ball as Ambridge's Lauren Sivewright gets into second base during a 2013 WPIAL  playoff game. Oberdorf is the East Xtra Female Athlete of the Year.

East Xtra: Perseverance pays off for Greensburg Salem athlete

Claire Oberdorf battles back from injury to land East Xtra Female Athlete of the Year.

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Former Jeannette wrestling coach held for court on sex charges

Two 16-year-old girls testify Joshua Westfall kissed one and inappropriately touched the other.

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 Riley Stapleton helped Indiana win its first WPIAL basketball championship, but also starred on the football field.

Post-Gazette co-Male Athletes of the Year: Riley Stapleton and Tre Tipton

Indiana’s Riley Stapleton and Apollo-Ridge’s Tre Tipton will both be wide receivers in college, but were three-sport stars in high school.

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 Madison Wiltrout of Connellsville, only a sophomore, is the Post-Gazette's Female Athlete of the Year.

Post-Gazette Female Athlete of the Year: Madison Wiltrout

Connellsville javelin standout Madison Wiltrout, also a strong basketball player, is just a sophomore, but is already making history.

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 Deer Lakes' Maria Taliani is congratulated by coach Craig Taliani after hitting a grand slam against Mohawk in the WPIAL Class AA softball championship last month.

High school year in review: Top stories of 2014-15

From Indiana’s wonderful life to a Deer Lakes player’s smashing performance, the top stories of the 2014-15 high school sports season:

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