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 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.

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 Senior attack McKenna Ash has been a top contributor for the  Shaler Area lacrosse team in its quest for a third consecutive WPIAL title.

North Xtra: Another titan effort for Shaler

Two-time WPIAL champion girls lacrosse team once again headed toward the postseason.

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 Fox Chapel Area's Sid Rajupet returns a shot during the WPIAL Class AAA singles championships.

North Xtra: Fox Chapel junior earns spot in PIAA tournament

Sid Rajupet advances by virtue of injury default in WPIAL consolation match.

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North Xtra: Vincentian runner off to record start

Andrew Koryak has lofty goals as one of top middle distance runners in the state.

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North Xtra: New coach looks to uphold tradition at Deer Lakes

Zak Roberts returns to his alma mater to take over for legendary volleyball coach Rick Tatrn.

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 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.

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South Xtra: Tall, talented Steel Valley a section title threat in volleyball

Steel Valley has all the ingredients to make a serious run at a section title.

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 Mt. Lebanon’s Dane Bendel, its No. 1 singles player, returns a shot during the WPIAL singles tournament.

South Xtra: Mt. Lebanon hopes to challenge for WPIAL tennis title

With a solid lineup, this could be the year Mt. Lebanon ends Shady Side’s stranglehold on the team tennis title.

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South Xtra: Peters Township looking good on the lacrosse pitch

With a unified front and some talented athletes, Peters Township is ready to challenge for WPIAL lacrosse honors.

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East Xtra: Penn Hills runner pacing himself

Sophomore Isaiah Bailey building up slowly to his marquee event, the 800-meter run.

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East Xtra: Norwin plan is a Good one

New coach helping boys lacrosse team turn things around.

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 Rochan Ramesh, Franklin Regional’s top singles player, returns a shot during the WPIAL Class AAA singles tournament on April 7.

East Xtra: Franklin Regional figures to be in the hunt

Behind solid play of junior Rochan Ramesh, Panthers once again strong in boys tennis.

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East Xtra: New coach has Plum marching toward title

Rick “Storm” Peterson, a retired Air Force colonel, has boys volleyball team off to 6-0 start in section.

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 Carlynton's Luke Phillips returns serve against Sewickley Academy's Sam Sauter in the WPIAL Class AA singles championship at the Racquet Club in Monroeville.

West Xtra: Carlynton's Phillips has a chance to make history on tennis court

After winning the WPIAL Class AA singles title, Carlynton’s Luke Phillips has a chance to win the school’s first state title.

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 Moon Area's Ben Price looks to pass against Baldwin in a match April 7 at Baldwin High School.

West Xtra: Moon flexes muscles, dominates Division 2 lacrosse competition

With a senior-laden squad, Moon is having an impressive season on the lacrosse field.

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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

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 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.

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 North Allegheny’s Matt McGoey leads the pack during the 3200-meter run at the annual Tri-State Track & Field Coaches’ Association Outdoor Championships at West Mifflin High School.

Big days for North Allegheny, Mt. Lebanon at Tri-State meet

The Tigers boys and Blue Devils girls captured team titles Saturday at West Mifflin.

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West Xtra: Stellar Six High School Hockey All-Stars

Here are the top high school hockey players in the West Xtra area as selected by the Post-Gazette’s scholastic sports staff.

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 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.

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West Xtra; Hopewell seeks improvement on volleyball court

With a young but experienced squad returning Hopewell volleyball coach Jonathan Jones expects improved results this season.

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North Xtra: Stellar Six High School Hockey All-Stars

Here are the top high school hockey players from the North Xtra area as selected bu the Post-Gazette scholastic sports staff.

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North Xtra: Pine-Richland off to slow start in rugged Section 2

Volleyball team now under the guidance of new coach Peter Mathis.

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North Xtra: Mars enjoying step up in competition

Planets competing in Class AAA in tennis and having early success.

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South Xtra: Stellar Six High School Hockey All-Stars

Here are the top high school hockey players from the South Xtra area as chosen by the Post-Gazette scholastic sports staff.

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North/South Xtra: North Side girl making her mark with Seton-LaSalle track team

Raja Rutherford, the daughter of a former Pitt football standout, is making a name for herself in WPIAL track circle.

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South Xtra: Peters Township regroups under new volleyball coach

Although he has coached girls volleyball for 20 years, Leroy Simms, the coach at Peters Township, is new to the boys’ game.

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 Canon McMillan's Chris Gladden advanced to the WPIAL Class AAA singles championship match this week.

South Xtra: Canon-Mac junior deals with pressure on, off the tennis court

Chris Gladden is the top ranked junior tennis player in Pennsylvania, which adds a lot of pressure to his play for the Big Macs.

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 Len Semplice, who served many roles in district hockey over a career that spanned more than four decades, will be honored by the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame Saturday.

South Xtra: Longtime area hockey 'guru' to be inducted into Western Pa. Sports Hall of Fame

Lenny Semplice, who began coaching hockey when he was just 19 years old, will be honored Saturday by the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame

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East Xtra: Stellar Six High School Hockey All-Stars

Here are the top high school hockey players in the East Xtra area as selected by the Post-Gazette scholastic sports staff.

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East Xtra: Carter filling role at Trinity Christian

Reigning WPIAL jump champion also takes on duty as “coach.”

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 Obama Academy boys volleyball coach Pete Vitti, standing, instructs his players during a match against Plum at the Derry Area tournment March 28.

East Xtra: Obama Academy soaring in WPIAL

Eagles enjoying early volleyball success in first year in District 7.

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East Xtra: Young players stepping up at Central Catholic

Tennis team lost top talent to graduation, but underclassmen are filling in.

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 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.

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 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.

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 Latrobe's Chad Kissell returns for his senior season as one of the top players in the WPIAL.

East Xtra: Latrobe's Kissell out to polish legacy

Senior follows in a long line of successful Kissell tennis players with outstanding career with Wildcats.

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East Xtra: Gateway coach takes on dual role

Greg Lockley takes on task of rebuilding Gators’ boys and girls volleyball programs.

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 At this point, Sewickley Academy will be competing without talented sophomore Luke Ross, who won the WPIAL Class AA singles title last season. Ross is currently attending an academy in Florida.

North/West Xtra: Sewickley Academy missing its top tennis player

Panthers shuffle lineup with the absence of sophomore Luke Ross, who is playing in Florida.

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 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.

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West Xtra: Former assistant leads Montour boys volleyball team

Mike Vavrek, an assistant coach for the past 12 years, is now in charge of the Montour volleyball team.

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North Xtra: Hampton wrestling coach resigns

Joe Bursick steps down after 20 seasons with Talbots to spend more time with family.

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North Xtra: North Hills hopes to rebuild under Beavers

New coach takes over volleyball program and goes back to basics.

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South Xtra: Loss in last year's tennis playoffs drives Upper St. Clair

Upper St. Clair is out to end Shady Side’s stranglehold on the WPIAL Class AAA boys team tennis title.

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South Xtra: Big Macs boys volleyball team responds to new female coach

Sheila Mitchell is one of only two female coaches leading boys volleyball teams in the WPIAL this season.

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High school highlights: Combined no-hitter lifts West Allegheny

Three pitchers, zero hits, one non-section victory for the Class AAA No. 1 Indians against Class A No. 5 Bishop Canevin Monday.

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 Shaler's Brianna Schwartz shown here winning the WPIAL class AAA cross country championship at Cooper's Lake Campground on Oct. 23, 2014.

Varsity Xtra: Off track — Shaler's Schwartz has standout career on hold

In less than a year, star Shaler runner Brianna Schwartz has experienced two events that could change her life forever.

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 Maddie Holmberg was the Post-Gazette co-Female Athlete of the Year for the 2013-14 school year, along with Shaler distance runner Brianna Schwartz.

Hempfield's Holmberg has hurdles to clear

Maddie Holmberg says her knee feels good. But it's her heart that will hurt most this spring.

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 Leah Smith during her Oakland Catholic days.

Where are they now?: 3.27.15

Leah Smith is considered one of the best collegiate swimmers in the country, and she proved it twice last weekend.

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Fox Chapel team to beat out of talented Section 3

A changing of the guard could take place in WPIAL boys volleyball this season.

3 weeks ago


South Xtra: Loss in final dampens Canon-McMillan's run

Penalties mar Penguins Cup champs in Pennsylvania Cup effort.

3 weeks ago



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