High School Sports


  North Alleghney Meg Morningstar, left, blocks shot by Mt. Lebanon Molly Boehner in a  WPIAL AAA semi-final game.

North Allegheny tops Mt. Lebanon in volleyball semifinal

North Allegheny earned a chance repeat its title with a 25-23, 25-18, 25-22 sweep of No. 4 Mt. Lebanon, in a semifinal Thursday at Baldwin.

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North Xtra: Senior quarterback drives Fox Chapel

Foxes qualify for WPIAL playoff spot under the direction of Billy Urso.

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 Quaker Valley's Zach Skolnekovich won the WPIAL Class AA individual cross country championship last Thursday at Cooper's Lake Campground.

North Xtra: Area runners prevail at WPIAL meet

North athletes dominate at almost every level at cross country championships.

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South Xtra: One guy's predictions for playoffs

Another strong showing in the WPIAL playoffs is expected for South Xtra area teams.

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East Xtra: One guy's predictions for playoffs

A lot of good battles will take place over the next few weeks.

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 Beaver Falls' Domenic Peretta wins the WPIAL Class A cross country championship at Cooper's Lake Campground.

West Xtra: Beaver Falls junior claims WPIAL Class A cross country title

After winning two PIAA track championships last spring, Beaver Falls’ Dominic Peretta is hunting more state gold.

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West Xtra: Central Valley girls battle to AAA state golf championship

A move up in competition and nasty weather couldn’t stop the Central Valley girls from winning another state golf championship.

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North Allegheny, Beaver grab wins in WPIAL volleyball quarterfinals

In WPIAL girls quarterfinals, No. 8 North Allegheny beat No. 1 Shaler, 3-1, in Class AAA; No. 11 Beaver swept No. 3 Hopewell in Class AA.

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 North Allegheny's Jessica Brandon (33) celebrates her first half goal with teammates.

North Allegheny repeats
 as Class AAA champions in field hockey

Maddy Snyder scored three goals to lift North Allegheny to a 4-0 win against Pine-Richland in the WPIAL Class AAA field hockey championship.

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 Brian Hensel, head football coach at Central Bucks West High School in Bucks County, Pa., hugs his wife, Dana, in Doylestown Tuesday after a Central Bucks School board meeting following the hazing scandal that caused the cancellation of the 2014 football season.

Philadelphia-area school cancels football season over hazing

Bucks County District Attorney David Heckler said Tuesday he had so far been presented with no evidence of criminal conduct.

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Boys soccer roundup: Peters Township advances to final

Three defending champions are returning to title games in WPIAL boys soccer, including the Indians in Class AAA.

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Girls soccer roundup: Montour notches stunner in semis

The Spartans, usually a postseason afterthought, kept rolling with an upset of No. 1 South Park to reach the Class AA final.

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 Pine-Richland's Ben DiNucci escapes the tackle of Central Catholic's Joe Tindal at Highmark Stadium.

Pine-Richland, Penn-Trafford 1-2 in Class AAAA football playoffs

New kids Pine-Richland and Penn-Trafford seized the top two lines from traditional Class AAAA powerhouses for the WPIAL postseason.

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 Coach Bob Ravenstahl led North Catholic to the No. 1 seed in Class A.

WPIAL football playoffs forecast

Breakdowns of all four classifications, including favorites, sleepers and story lines to watch in a look ahead to Friday night.

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 Wilkinsburg's #6 Stephon Byrd, left,  breaks away from a huddle while running through formations with his team before the start of their final regular season game at Serra Catholic on Friday, Oct. 24.

Struggling Wilkinsburg football team looks outside for more players

Wilkinsburg High School looks to keep teams alive by recruiting players from neighboring private and charter schools.

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Penn Hills tops Woodland Hills, seizes league crown

Penn Hills scored the decisive touchdown midway through the fourth quarter and forced a late fumble to beat rival Woodland Hills, 22-15.

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 Mars' Jake Rosswog is tackled by the Talbots' Jack Werling, right, in the first half Friday at Hampton.

Mars notches overtime win against Hampton

The Planets needed a victory to keep their season alive and they got it in thrilling fashion with a win against previously unbeaten Hampton.

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 North Allegheny 31, North Hills 7

Class AAAA roundup: North Allegheny claims 4th in a row vs. North Hills

Jeff Clemens threw for a touchdown and scored two more times rushing as the North Allegheny (7-2, 5-2) beat North Hills (6-3, 4-3), 31-7.

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Class AAA roundup: Thomas Jefferson cruises

It was no Austin Kemp, no problem Friday night as the Jaguars used a duo of running backs to roll past West Mifflin and stay unbeaten.

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Class AA roundup: Kittanning beats Ford City to go out in draw

In the final meeting between the two programs, playoff-bound Kittanning blasted Ford City, 43-6, Friday night to even the series, 37-37-1.

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Class A roundup: Clairton finishes undefeated

No. 2 Clairton defeated Leechburg, 54-6, and completed a 9-0 season with an 8-0 Eastern Conference mark.

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City League roundup: Allderdice reaches championship

Jeremiah Hardrick scored two touchdowns to lead Allderdice to a 40-12 win Friday against Carrick to reach the City League championship.

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Football Summaries: Game-by-Game Saturday

Summaries from Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

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Football Summaries: Game-by-Game Friday

Summaries from Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

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Football Leaders: Rushing, Passing, Receiving

Individual leaders from Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

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High school highlights: North Allegheny claims gold in girls tennis

A sweep of the two doubles matches lifted North Allegheny's girls tennis to a 3-1 win against Shady Side in the PIAA Class AAA championship.

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 West Allegheny's Christian Stout steals the ball away from Central Valley's B.J. Powell for a turnover in the first half Friday night.

Central Valley rolls to victory against West Allegheny, 28-17

Central Valley finished the regular season 9-0 and could get the No. 1 seed for the WPIAL playoffs.

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 Shaler's Brianna Schwartz wins the WPIAL class AAA cross-country championship Thursday at Cooper's Lake Campground.

WPIAL cross-country championships: Shaler's Brianna Schwartz adds to legacy

Shaler standout Brianna Schwartz captured her third consecutive Class AAA crown, setting yet another course record in the process.

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Winners Then & Now: Mikki Bjuro

From Sweden to Allderdice High School to PIAA golf champ to Alabama

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 Moon's Sean Shapert (#8) attempts to get by Baldwin's Bob Burnett in this 1984 game.

Winners Then & Now: Sean Shapert

Moon soccer star’s goals record still appears untouchable

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Winners Then & Now: Colleen Rosensteel

Greensburg Central Catholic grad paying it forward after storied success.

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Winners Then & Now: Tom Pipkins

The points just kept on comin' for Valley High School’s 'mini Jordan'

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Class AAA roundup: Unbeaten Thomas Jefferson rolls

It was no Austin Kemp, no problem Friday night as the Jaguars used a duo of running backs to roll past West Mifflin and stay undefeated.

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High school highlights: Upper St. Clair advances to semis

A late header lifted the Panthers past North Allegheny in the WPIAL Class AAA boys soccer quarterfinals.

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Brashear tops University Prep, reaches City League title game

Brashear kept defending champ University Prep out of the City League title game with a 27-8 win Thursday in a semifinal at Cupples Stadium.

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Soccer Scoring Leaders

Final regular-season scoring leaders for WPIAL teams through Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

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 Mars' Tori Kopchak, left, defends Central Valley's Lexy Delostrino, right, Wednesday at Hampton High School.

High school highlights: Yough wins, gives up two goals

The Yough girls soccer team let up a goal for the first time, but the Cougars edged South Fayette, 3-2, in a WPIAL Class AA quarterfinal.

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West Xtra: Avella has good shot at playoffs again

After years of famine, Avella is feasting on a return to the WPIAL playoffs.

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Mars Area changes concession stand policy

Under the new rule, a licensed caterer must be present in order for the concession stand to open.

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 Moon freshman Delaney Snyder, dribbling the ball up field against Trinity's Jenna Becker, has been an important addition this season for the Tigers.

West Xtra: Moon easily handles move up to Class AAA

The Moon girls soccer team moved up to Class AAA this season, but that didn’t stop the Tigers from reaching the postseason once again.

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 Erin Cunningham is a returning all-state player for the Bishop Canevin Crusaders.

West Xtra: Canevin looking to retain its volleyball title

Despite an ailing coach, Bishop Canevin rates as a favorite to retain the WPIAL Class A girls volley championship.

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North Xtra: Hampton just a win away from perfect regular season

Talbots know there's still room for improvement despite 8-0 record.

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North Xtra: Fox Chapel a surprise qualifier

After finishing 2-7 last season, football team turns things around.

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North/West Xtra: Sewickley wins with a new lineup

The Sewickley Academy boys soccer team earns top seed, first-round bye in WPIAL playoffs.

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North Xtra: Shady Side reloads, gets No. 2 seed in playoffs

Girls soccer team storms into postseason on strength of defense.

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South Xtra: Wash High, McGuffey clash in a big one

Surprising McGuffey challenges Washington for a share of the Interstate Conference title.

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 Ringgold's Brandon Thomas eludes a Thomas Jefferson defender on a kickoff return during their season opener.

South Xtra: After a very rugged start, Ringgold comes on strong

Following a jolting start to its season, Ringgold has come on to win seven games in a row.

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 Peters Township's Mia Toscano controls the ball in front of  Baldwin's Allison Breisinger during a WPIAL Class AAA girls soccer first-round playoff game Saturday.

South Xtra: Peters Township is still a force to be reckoned with in WPIAL

With a lot of experienced, talented players, Peters Township has once again returned to the WPIAL playoffs.

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East Xtra: Plum has strong finishing kick

Junior place-kicker Chapla provides a good scoring option for Mustangs.

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East Xtra: Local rivals are primed for big game

Penn Hills, Woodland Hills collide with plenty at stake.

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