High School Sports


 Pine-Richland quarterback Ben DiNucci returns this season for the Rams basketball team, alongside star freshman Phil Jurkovec.

High school notebook: Pine-Richland freshman is WPIAL's next star

Pine-Richland freshman Phil Jurkovec could be the next big thing in two sports.

about 10 hours ago


West Mifflin edges rival Steel Valley, 70-69

Tony Hill makes two free throws with 26 seconds left to lift West Mifflin to a 70-69 Class AAA Section 3 victory against Steel Valley.

1 day ago


 Bishop Canevin’s Mitch King, left, battles for the ball with Washington’s Dequay Isbell Friday at Bishop Canevin. Canevin rallied for a 65-55 victory.

High school basketball highlights: North Allegheny rolls over Gateway with Constantino’s 37

Surging North Allegheny, powered by Cole Constantino’s 37 points, rolled to a 90-76 win against Gateway.

1 day ago


Basketball Box Scores: Dec. 20

Box scores from Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014

about 11 hours ago


 Pine-Richland coach Eric Kasperowicz didn't take long to lead his team to the top of the WPIAL Class AAAA standings.

Pine-Richland's Kasperowicz gets his team to the top in a hurry

In just his second season as at Pine-Richland, Eric Kasperowicz won a WPIAL title and is the Post-Gazette’s choice as coach of the year..

2 days ago


 Central Valley's Jordan Whitehead breaks a tackle by Archbishop Wood's Justin Rubin after an interception in the PIAA Class AAA championship game at Hersheypark Stadium last week..

Central Valley's Whitehead delivers in oh-so many ways

Post-Gazette Player of the Year Jordan Whitehead had a sensational senior season, leading his team to a WPIAL title in grand style.

2 days ago


 Vincentian's Sarah Marusic, left, guards  St. Joseph's Lizzy Celko Thursday night at Vincentian.

High school highlights: Milestone win for Blackhawk star

Standout guard Chassidy Omogrosso surpassed 2,000 career points in the Cougars' victory against Ellwood City.

2 days ago


2014 All-Conference Football Teams

WPIAL CLASS AAAA FOOTHILLS

2 days ago


Basketball Box Scores: Dec. 19

Box scores from Friday, Dec. 19, 2014

1 day ago


 South Fayette teammates pose for photos after defeating Dunmore in the PIAA Class AA championship game at Hersheypark Stadium Saturday afternoon.

West/South Xtra: Second title is twice as nice for South Fayette football team

In raising their winning streak to 32, the South Fayette Lions proved last year was no fluke in the PIAA Class AA championship game.

3 days ago


 Jordan Whitehead and the Central Valley football team bowed out in the PIAA Class AAA championship game last Friday at Hersheypark Stadium.

West Xtra: Loss in football state title game stings Central Valley

A memorable football season that included a WPIAL title comes to a bitter end for Central Valley.

3 days ago


 Beaver Falls' Donovan Jeter, a 6-foot-5 sophomore, shown scoring against Mars Area during a game last season, is one of the Tigers' top offensive threats.

West Xtra: Beaver Falls basketball coach holds great expectations

Beaver Falls has stepped up to Class AAA competition this season but that hasn’t lowered the expectations of coach Doug Biega.

3 days ago


 Pine-Richland quarterback Ben DiNucci (3) and D'ondre Gastion console each other after losing to St. Joseph's Prep in the PIAA Class AAAA championship Saturday at Hersheypark Stadium.

North Xtra: Pine-Richland's comeback falls short

Rams' valiant effort in PIAA championship ends in disappointing loss.

3 days ago


South Xtra: Seton-LaSalle off to surprising fast start

After losing its top three players from its WPIAL championship team, Seton-LaSalle was expected to take a step back this season. Not so.

3 days ago


 Emotions get the best of Clairton quarterback Ryan Williams  after losing to Bishop Guilfoyle in the PIAA Class A championship game at Hersheypark Stadium last Friday.

South Xtra: Loss in state title football game shocks Clairton

A remarkable season that included the state scoring record ends in defeat for the Clairton Bears.

3 days ago


 Allderdice junior Tim Jackson drives through Fox Chapel's defense to score the first two points of a game in a non-league victory for the Dragons on their home court.

East Xtra: Allderdice off to a strong start

Dragons preparing for another deep run into the boys basketball postseason.

3 days ago


North Xtra: Another hot start for North Allegheny basketball

Senior guard Cole Constantino leading the way as Tigers storm to top of standings.

3 days ago


Basketball Box Scores: Dec. 18

Box scores from Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014

2 days ago


Basketball Box Scores: Dec. 17

Box scores from Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014

2 days ago


Basketball Box Scores: Dec. 16

Box scores from Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014

4 days ago


 An official separates players as Clairton and Bishop Guilfoyle teammates tussle at the end of the PIAA Class A championship at Hersheypark Stadium last Friday.

Clairton deciding on plan after fight in PIAA championship

PIAA waits for Clairton’s plan to resolve football players’ behavior Friday in Class A championship.

5 days ago


 Mt. Lebanon's Maura Wallace gets a face-full of the arm of Baldwin's Amanda Wood as she takes a shot while being trailed by Baldwin's Amanda Larkin Monday at Mt. Lebanon.

High school basketball highlights: Pine-Richland girls hand rival North Allegheny 1st loss

Unranked Pine-Richland girls basketball team upsets fourth-ranked North Allegheny, 66-58.

5 days ago


Basketball Box Scores: Dec. 15

Box scores from Monday, Dec. 15, 2014

5 days ago


2014 Boys Soccer All-Section Teams

WPIAL CLASS AAA

5 days ago


2014 Girls Soccer All-Section Teams

 WPIAL CLASS AAA

5 days ago


Shaler's Brianna Schwartz finishes 18th in prestigious race

Cross-country standout from Shaler Brianna Schwartz closed the year on a bittersweet note in San Diego.

1 week ago


 Pine Richland's D'ondre Gastion carries for a touchdown against St. Joseph Prep in the PIAA class AAAA championship at Hersheypark Stadium Saturday.

PIAA Class AAAA: Pine-Richland suffers loss to St. Joseph’s Prep

What looked for a time like a lost cause briefly had the makings of an all-time comeback before it all ended in a loss for Pine-Richland.

1 week ago


 South Fayette quarterback Brett Brumbaugh holds the championship trophy after defeating Dunmore in the PIAA class AA championship at Hersheypark Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

South Fayette defeats Dunmore, 28-16, for PIAA Class AA Championship

Hunter Hayes finished with 263 yards on 27 carries and scored two touchdowns to help South Fayette win its second consecutive PIAA title.

1 week ago


Football Summaries: Game-by-Game Saturday

Summaries from Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014

1 week ago


Basketball Box Scores: Dec. 13

Box scores from Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014

1 week ago


 Freeport's Zoe Sollis, center, looks to shoot against East Allegheny Thursday night.

High school highlights: No. 1 Blackhawk wins big

A halftime lead turned into a rout for the Cougars against Beaver.

1 week ago


Football Summaries: Game-by-Game Friday

Summaries from Friday, Dec. 12, 2014

1 week ago


Basketball Box Scores: Dec. 12

Box scores from Friday, Dec. 12, 2014

1 week ago


Basketball Box Scores: Dec. 11

Box scores from Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014

1 week ago


 Jeannette's Julian Batts battles for possession against Serra Catholic's Tyler Grebur during a game last season. Batts is a senior for the Jayhawks.

East Xtra: Jeannette appears to be a prime contender in WPIAL

Boys basketball team looking to duplicate success of football team after dropping to Class A.

1 week ago


West Xtra: Warriors aren't facing panic mode

Although they lost their first two games of the basketball season, the Central Valley Warriors know it’s not time to panic.

1 week ago


West Xtra: Central Valley proves again it's not a one-man show

Jordan Whitehead has already had a season to remember, but he’s not the only reason Central Valley is 15-0.

1 week ago


 South Fayette's Ryan Schmider gets by Hickory's Joey DeJulia for a touchdown after he intercepted the ball in the PIAA Class AA semifinal at Slippery Rock Saturday afternoon.

West/South Xtra: South Fayette's defense comes to the rescue in PIAA semifinals

Known mostly for its record-setting offense, South Fayette shows it has a strong defense, too, in a victory against Hickory.

1 week ago


 Pine-Richland's Luke Everett pulls in a pass as he's defended by State College's Sam Plafcan Saturday afternoon at Mansion Park Stadium in Altoona.

North Xtra: Pine-Richland player has a fraternal link to state titles

Luke Everett watched his older brothers win PIAA titles, now it's his turn.

1 week ago


South Xtra: South Park experiences quite a start

The South Park High School boys basketball team had a memorable start to its season.

1 week ago


South Xtra: There's a lot that goes into making the Bears so good

Clairton’s football team didn’t become a powerhouse by accident.

1 week ago


 Bethel Park's Shannon Conley brings up the ball against Norwin's Dominique Petoch.

High school highlights: Belle Vernon tops Greensburg Salem

A couple of high-scoring standouts had themselves a duel Monday night, and the Leopards came out on top.

1 week ago


 Antonino Battaglia and Pine-Richland will play St. Joseph's Prep in the PIAA Class AAAA championship game Saturday.

Four WPIAL teams in state football finals for first time since '07

For the first time since 2007, all four PIAA finals have a WPIAL representative at Hersheypark Stadium.

1 week ago


North Allegheny wins State College tournament

A balanced scoring effort lifted the Tigers to the State College tournament championship in a romp Saturday night.

1 week ago


Pine-Richland clinches berth in first PIAA final since 2003

Led by QB Ben DiNucci, Pine-Richland rallied from 10 points down in the fourth and beat Wilson, 28-17, in a PIAA Class AAAA semifinal.

2 weeks ago


 South Fayette quarterback Brett Brumbaugh passed for 140 yards Saturday in Slippery Rock to become the all-time leader in passing yards in PIAA history.

Brumbaugh breaks record as South Fayette advances

Senior QB Brett Brumbaugh set the state record for passing yards, and the Lions secured a return to the final with a win against Hickory.

2 weeks ago


Central Valley gets berth in state finals with win vs. Bishop McDevitt

Jordan Whitehead returned a punt late — and a teammate recovered his fumble — to give the Warriors a chance to complete their comeback win.

2 weeks ago


 Ambridge’s Daylon Carter splits two Penn Hills defenders in a 70-60 win Friday at Mars.

Boys basketball highlights: Standout senior
 rescues Gateway

Daylon Harris’ two free throw with less than a second left helped Class AAAA contender Gateway avoid an upset against Knoch.

2 weeks ago


 Clairton's Lamont Wade is tackled by Sharpsville's George Keck during a PIAA Class A semifinal  at North Allegheny High School.

Mighty Clairton runs right into Class A final

The high-scoring Bears rolled along to the title game with a semifinal rout of Sharpsville, 54-18, led by star running back Lamont Wade.

2 weeks ago


Girls basketball roundup: Vincetian wins clash of top teams

The Royals, the top-ranked team in Class A girls basketball, knocked off the top-ranked team in Class AA, Seton-LaSalle.

2 weeks ago



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