High School Sports


 North Allegheny quarterback Jeff Clemens dives for yardage against Seneca Valley's Cody Boozel during the Tigers'  season-opening win.

North Xtra: After a difficult start, North Allegheny in contention

Tigers stand 2-2 in Northern Eight Conference, back in playoff battle.

about 10 hours ago


North Xtra: Highlands in Allegheny driver's seat

Victory against previously unbeaten Apollo-Ridge has Rams controlling own destiny.

about 10 hours ago


 Franklin Regional's Brett Zanotto, shown breaking a tackle during a WPIAL playoff game against Montour last year, poses a major threat to Hampton.

North/East Xtra: Hampton, Franklin Regional ready for 'clone war'

Talbots, Franklin Regional a battle of similar styles in Greater Allegheny showdown.

about 10 hours ago


 Mars' Julia Zimmer (No. 14), a sophomore setter, and teammate Hannah Both, a senior middle blocker, block a scoring attempt by Montour during the Midwestern Athletic Conference tournament on Sept. 20.

North Xtra: New section poses challenge for Mars

Mars volleyball team is finding success competing in Class AAA.

about 10 hours ago


North Xtra: As usual, North Allegheny runners dominate the field

Cross country team reaping benefits of a large athletic program.

about 10 hours ago


North Xtra: Mars girls continue amazing run through section competition

The Mars Area girls soccer team's section win streak reaches 70.

about 10 hours ago


South Xtra: There will be a talent show at Clairton

Lots of gifted athletes will take the field Friday night as Clairton plays host to Jeannette.

about 10 hours ago


South Xtra: Unbeaten Prexies control their fate in Interstate race

After a huge victory against Mount Pleasant, Washington is in the driver’s seat in the Interstate Conference.

about 10 hours ago


 South Park senior midfielder Sarah Stanley, left, collides with Thomas Jefferson's Kylie Polick as they battle for possession.

South Xtra: South Park girls using speed, finesse to dominate

With the injection of some talented freshmen into the lineup, the South Park girls soccer team is a force to be reckoned with.

about 10 hours ago


 Norwin's Molly Parker goes up for a spike against Shaler Area in the Shaler tournament last month.

East Xtra: Norwin stays in section title race

Knights emerging as one of the top volleyball teams in rugged Section 1.

about 10 hours ago


East Xtra: Plum finds Foothills to its liking

Switch to new conference means a switch to winning attitude for football team.

about 10 hours ago


 Aliquippa's DiMantae Bronaugh, left, struggles to pull away from New Brighton's Rhett Beightley.

West Xtra: Coach cites strong line play for Aliquippa's success

Although famous for its tremendous skill-position players, Aliquippa relies on strong lines to stay on top.

about 10 hours ago


High school highlights: Central Catholic clinches section title

Ryan Sproule scored three times to help Class AAA No. 1 Central Catholic clinch Section 4 with a win against Bethel Park.

1 day ago


 Jim Render experienced his biggest defeat in 36 years as Upper St. Clair's coach when the Panthers lost, 48-0, to Woodland Hills Friday.

High school football notebook: Upper St. Clair on wrong side of history

Upper St. Clair’s 48-0 loss to Woodland Hills wasn’t just the biggest defeat in Jim Render’s time as coach, it was the school’s worst ever.

3 days ago


Chartiers-Houston defeats Bishop Canevin

Buccaneers kicker Mike Cushma converts four FGs in victory vs. Crusaders.

4 days ago


Football Summary: Game-by-Game Saturday

Summary from Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014

3 days ago


 Pine-Richland’s Ben DiNucci threw for 120 yards and ran 8 yards for a touchdown Friday against North Hills.

Pine-Richland gets revenge with big win against North Hills

Ben DiNucci and Connor Slomka helped the Rams overwhelm the Indians in a clash of unbeaten Class AAAA Northern Eight Conference rivals.

5 days ago


 Aliquippa DiMontae Bronaugh tries to break a tackle by New Brighton’s Rhett Beightley Friday at Aliquippa. Bronaugh finished with 166 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries.

Aliquippa remains perfect with 55-14 win vs. New Brighton

The dominant Quips forced the mercy rule again behind their powerful ground attack in a win against previously unbeaten New Brighton.

5 days ago


Highlands wins wild game vs. Apollo-Ridge on late TD pass

Brayden Thimons threw a 5-yard touchdown pass with 17 seconds remaining, providing a Highlands a thrilling 28-27 win against Apollo-Ridge.

5 days ago


 Pine-Richland's Connor Slomka scores a touchdown in the first half against North Hills Friday night.

Class AAAA roundup: Penn Hills keeps rolling, 
beats Baldwin, 63-35

The Highlanders’ aerial attack wasn’t enough to knock off the Indians, who remained unbeaten in the Southeastern Conference.

5 days ago


  New Brighton's Blaine Williams, left, can't stop Aliquippa DiMontae Bronaugh, right, on the touchdown run.

Class AA roundup: Second-half rally lifts Washington

The fourth-ranked Little Prexies turned a one-point deficit into a rout of Mount Pleasant in a clash of Interstate Conference unbeatens.

5 days ago


Class AAA football roundup: West Allegheny wins late

West Allegheny scored with 33 seconds left on a 13-yard run by Terence Stephens to pull out a narrow 21-14 road victory against Montour.

5 days ago


Class A roundup: Carmichaels bounces back

Carmichaels (2-3, 2-2) rebounded from a tough loss last week to defeat California (0-5, 0-4), 34-22.

5 days ago


Football Summaries: Game-by-Game Friday

Summaries from Friday, Sept. 27, 2014

5 days ago


Football Leaders: Rushing, Passing Receiving

Individual leaders from Friday, Sept. 26, 2014

5 days ago


 Apollo-Ridge's Tre Tipton gets by Shady Side Academy's Eric Yoest Friday night, September 19, 2014.

Rare gems: Big-time colleges find recruits at small schools

Four WPIAL stars are from smaller schools that don't have rich football traditions and have produced few Division I college players.

6 days ago


 Amy Scheuneman, 32, is in her seventh year as athletic director at Bethel Park High School, which recently opened its new gymnasium.

Inside the lines: Female ADs break the mold

In a profession dominated by men, Amy Scheuneman has not only found a niche, but she has thrived.

6 days ago


 Upper St. Clair's Shayne Sibley (23) sets up his first goal of the game against Chartiers Valley Thusrday night.

High school highlights: Brashear rolls to win

A couple of returns for touchdowns helped lead the Bulls past Perry for their first City League victory.

6 days ago


Soccer Scoring Leaders

Boys and girls scoring leaders for WPIAL teams through Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014

6 days ago


 Chris Tanabe of Quaker Valley shot a 72 Wednesday at Youghiogheny Country Club en route to the WPIAL Class AA championship.

Quaker Valley sophomore wins WPIAL AA boys golf title

Quaker Valley sophomore Chris Tanabe shot an even-par-72 to win the WPIAL Class AA individual title at Youghiogheny Country Club.

1 week ago


West Xtra: Burgettstown finally end win drought

When Burgettstwn ended a 24-game losing streak last Friday, the Blue Devils coach couldn’t have been happier.

1 week ago


 Montour's Randall Labrie, running the ball past teammate Tyler George and a Central Valley defender, is in his first season as a starting quarterback for the Spartans.

West Xtra: Montour tries to put up a roadblock for West Allegheny's Parkway drive

West Allegheny has cruised through its first four games of the season, but the Indians face a test against Montour Friday.

1 week ago


West Xtra: After coach's resignation, staff takes over at Carlynton

After the sudden and surprising resignation by Mauro Monz, his staff has stayed on to lead the Carlynton football program.

1 week ago


 Knoch's Ryan Grossman hauls in a pass for a first down against Greensburg Salem.

North Xtra: Knoch poses test for undefeated Hampton

Experienced Knights to challenge Greater Allegheny Conference leaders.

1 week ago


 North Allegheny's Anna Li won the Class AAA third-place consolation match to qualify for the PIAA tournament.

North Xtra: North Allegheny's Li achieves a goal in WPIAL

Tigers sophomore qualifies for PIAA tournament by finishing third in WPIALs.

1 week ago


North Xtra: Deer Lakes extinguishes losing streak

Lancers defeat Burrell, 35-20, to exorcise demons of 15-game skid.

1 week ago


North Xtra: North Allegheny makes case as WPIAL title contender

Unbeaten record against WPIAL teams has field hockey team with lofty goals.

1 week ago


 Kelsey O'Connor, a senior forward, is the lone returning all-section player for Seneca Valley. She has helped the Raiders to a strong start to the season.

North Xtra: Seneca Valley focuses on goal

Top-ranked girls soccer team primed for another run to WPIAL championship.

1 week ago


North Xtra: Eden Christian targets WPIAL playoff berth

New coach inherits challenge of turning girls volleyball team into a winner.

1 week ago


North Xtra: After strong first half, Mars wary

Road games could test the unbeaten boys soccer team.

1 week ago


South Xtra: Bethel Park survives rugged start

Bethel Park had to open the season against one of the toughest schedules in the WPIAL.

1 week ago


 Anthony Levis leads Belle Vernon in rushing this season with 280 yards through four games.

South Xtra: Belle Vernon, West Mifflin in Big 9 battle

Two of the five teams scrambling behind Thomas Jefferson in the Big Nine Conference will meet Friday night.

1 week ago


 Penn-Trafford's Tim Vecchio is among the leading receivers in the WPIAL with 16 catches.

East Xtra: Penn-Trafford's pass-catch duo effective

Juniors Brett Laffoon and Tim Vecchio help unbeaten Warriors to Foothills lead.

1 week ago


East Xtra: Franklin senior draws praise

Brett Zanotto, a Maryland recruit, is enjoying an excellent season for Franklin Regional and his coach appreciates it.

1 week ago


East Xtra: Yough setting its goals very high

Veteran defense sets its sights on school record for goals allowed.

1 week ago


 Central Catholic's John Petrishen, returning an interception during last year's state title game, is one of several standouts for the Vikings defense.

East Xtra: Central Catholic's 'Chain Gang' hard at work

Defense shutting down all opposition as football team storms to 4-0 start.

1 week ago


 Senior quarterback Julian Batts hands off to a teammate during a preseason practice session.

East Xtra: Jeannette is enjoying its new 'home'

Jayhawks unbeaten since dropping to Class A in Eastern Conference.

1 week ago


East Xtra: Defense is first priority for Penn-Trafford

Boys soccer team can score goals, but stopping them is key.

1 week ago


 Central Catholic's Jeff Van Kooten, left, racing against Hampton's Nathan Sloan last year, is the Vikings' top runner.

East Xtra: Central Catholic gradually gears up for the 'big' races

Cross country team captures team title at Sharpsville Invitational.

1 week ago


East Xtra: Obama Academy adapts to a new league

Girls volleyball team holding its own in step up to 'major leagues'.

1 week ago



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