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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.

2 days ago


South Xtra: Runner-up finish satisfying for Canon-McMillan squad

Canon-McMillan’s boys cross country team surprised the field with a second-place finish at the WPIAL Class AAA championship meet.

2 days ago


 Canon-McMillan's Lauren Waller, a two-time WPIAL champion, just missed winning a state championship last week in York.

South Xtra: Canon-Mac's Waller finishes as runner-up in PIAA golf

Tied for the lead after 36 holes, Canon-McMillan’s Lauren Waller lost the PIAA Class AAA championship in a sudden-death playoff.

2 days ago


 Avonworth coach Doug Vandervort doesn't like the type of ball the PIAA has chosen for the state tournament.

North/South/East/West Xtra: The ol' ball switch irks district coaches

High school volleyball coaches give their feedback on how to improve their sport.

2 days ago


 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.

2 days ago


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.

2 days ago


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.

3 days ago


 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.

3 days ago


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.

6 days ago


 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.

1 week ago


Winners Then & Now: Mikki Bjuro

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

1 week ago


Winners Then & Now: Colleen Rosensteel

Greensburg Central Catholic grad paying it forward after storied success.

1 week ago


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.

1 week ago


 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.

1 week ago


 Sewickley Academy sophomore Emily Ward  won her No. 2 singles match in the WPIAL Class AA girls team tennis championships.

North/West Xtra: Sewickley Academy returns to form

After a two-year drought, Panthers tennis is back on top.

1 week ago


 Freeport's Zoe Pawlak is one of the top high school volleyball players in the WPIAL. A junior outside hitter, she was the Class AA player of the year in 2013.

North Xtra: Freeport earns top seed in playoffs

Yellowjackets favored to win another girls volleyball title.

1 week ago


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East Xtra: Experienced Centurions in playoffs

Senior-dominated girls volleyball team No. 2 seed in Class A.

1 week ago


PIAA golf: WPIAL sophomores nab 1st place in Class AA

Sewickley Academy's Jason Li and Greensburg Central Catholic's Olivia Zambruno came away winners Tuesday at the PIAA championships in York.

1 week ago


 Kelsey Potts of Mt. Lebanon should be one of the top challengers to Shaler standout Brianna Schwartz in the WPIAL Class AAA girls cross country championships.

Shaler's Brianna Schwartz still Class AAA cross country favorite

A field of accomplished competitors will take aim at Shaler standout Brianna Schwartz Thursday in the WPIAL Class AAA girls race.

1 week ago


 North Allegheny forward Michael Peters gets the ball in front of Allderdice defense Monday night.

High school highlights: Quaker Valley upsets Mars, 2-0, in boys soccer

Walter Hubsch and Fritz Wiltman scored to lead No. 15 seed Quaker Valley to a 2-0 win at No. 2 Mars in a WPIAL Class AA first-round playoff.

1 week ago


 Shady Side Academy junior Ananya Dua beat North Allegheny sophomore Anna Li Thursday at the WPIAL Class AAA girls team tennis championships.

WPIAL girls tennis: North Allegheny cruises to championship

North Allegheny won the No. 3 singles and both doubles matches, beating Shady Side, 4-1, Thursday for its second consecutive team title.

2 weeks ago


WPIAL teams get wins at Tri-State cross country championships

The North Allegheny boys won with 38 points and the Mt. Lebanon girls won with 67 Thursday at the Tri-State cross country championships.

2 weeks ago


East Xtra: Allderdice feeling 'at home' running in City League again

After competing in the WPIAL for two years, the Dragons cross country teams are ready to run in the City League championships.

2 weeks ago


East Xtra: Gateway remains in hunt

Girls volleyball team controls its own destiny in race to postseason.

2 weeks ago


West Xtra: Beaver battles to extend volleyball playoff streak

Beaver is trying to extend its run of WPIAL volleyball playoff appearances to 17 years in a row.

2 weeks ago


West Xtra: Beaver runs to section title, shapes up as a WPIAL threat 1 line head

Off its performance at the Central Catholic Invitational, the Beaver boys cross country team rates as a legitimate WPIAL title contender.

2 weeks ago


 Sewickley Academy's Anthony Muscato was the medalist as the Panthers captured the WPIAL Class AA team golf title at Cedarbrook Golf Course.

West/North Xtra: Sewickley savors its WPIAL golf crown

With a team full of low handicappers, Sewickley had little trouble winning the WPIAL Class AA team golf title.

2 weeks ago


North Xtra: Pine-Richland in playoffs again

Volleyball team overcomes slow start to keep postseason streak alive.

2 weeks ago


 Mt. Lebanon's Kelsey Potts finished first with a time of 18:15.70 in the annual Central Catholic Invitational.

South Xtra: Mt. Lebanon, Potts are coming on strong

Despite some significant graduation attrition, Mt. Lebanon still rates as a contender for the WPIAL Class AAA girls cross country title.

2 weeks ago


High school highlights: WPIAL golfers advance to PIAA championships

Two boys and two girls from WPIAL shot well enough in the PIAA Western Regional to advance to the state championships next week in York.

2 weeks ago


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Central Catholic and Shaler High School athletes of the week

The Post-Gazette takes note of the achievements of two district high school athletes.

3 weeks ago


Brashear trounces Carrick in football

High school highlights: Brashear had little trouble in the City League Thursday night, rolling past Carrick at Cupples Stadium.

3 weeks ago


Recruit Report: WPIAL's top wrestlers choosing their schools

The WPIAL class of 2015 has more than a half dozen wrestlers who have already made verbal commitments to major-college programs

3 weeks ago


Golf: Peters Township wins fourth title

Peters Township boys, Central Valley girls win Class AAA team golf titles; Sewickley Academy sweeps Class AA crowns.

3 weeks ago


PIHL rules could tighten competition

Former champion coach Jim Black leads the PIHL into a new era that is built to increase competition from top to bottom.

3 weeks ago


 Penn-Trafford's Natalie DiPaolo, left, gets her toe on the ball battling Norwin's Taylor Curpie, right, at mid-field in the first half Wednesday at Penn-Trafford.

High school highlights: Mars girls trip Knoch

For the fifth year in a row, the Mars girls soccer team will head into the postseason as unbeaten section champions.

3 weeks ago


 Mt. Lebanon's Alexa Pavlick, a senior middle hitter, is a two-time All-WPIAL selection.

South Xtra: Mt. Lebanon stays in contention for volleyball section title

Taking things one match at a time has paid off for the Mt. Lebanon girls volleyball team.

3 weeks ago


South Xtra: "Pink meet' a chance for runners to give back

High school cross country runners will compete in a meet today at Mingo Creek Park with plenty of meaning.

3 weeks ago


East Xtra: Norwin adopts the right mentality

Focusing on mental aspect of running pays off for cross country teams.

3 weeks ago


 Penn-Trafford's Angela Tarabrella tries to lift a shot past a defender during the Mt. Lebanon tournament.

East Xtra: Drama is building for Penn-Trafford

Crucial final matches to determine postseason position in girls volleyball.

3 weeks ago


East Xtra: Allderdice, University Prep in City showdown

Winner captures regular-season title and top seed in playoffs.

3 weeks ago


West Xtra: Blackhawk volleyball team 'set' to make a playoff run

Despite having to shuffle personnel at the key setter position, Blackhawk will advance to the WPIAL playoffs.

3 weeks ago


North/West Xtra: Quaker Valley sisters win WPIAL Class AA doubles title

In a classic “sisters act,“ Quaker Valley’s Bojalads defeated Beaver’s Taylors in the WPIAL doubles championship match.

3 weeks ago


West Xtra: Central Valley girls uphold golf tradition

Despite some significant graduation attrition and moving up in class, the Central Valley girls golf team is still a contender.

3 weeks ago


 North Allegheny's Bree Blair, a senior middle hitter, reaches to return a shot against Penn-Trafford in the Mt. Lebanon tournament on Aug. 30.

North Xtra: Despite injuries, North Allegheny still winning

Volleyball team loses two starters but still battling to remain in playoff picture.

3 weeks ago


 Obama Academy's Theodore Papazekos heads the ball against West Allegheny's Michael Roberts Tuesday night.

High school highlights: Seneca Valley boys soccer defends crown

The No. 5 Raiders claimed the Class AAA Section 2 title again thanks to a little help from North Allegheny’s loss to Shaler.

3 weeks ago


 Jeff Van Kooten, left, of Central Catholic leads the pack in the annual Central Catholic Invitational, a high school cross country meet, at Schenley Park Friday. He finished first in his group with the time of 15:52.30.

Joint effort lifts North Allegheny cross country at Central Catholic Invitational

The Tigers were short-handed Saturday, but still managed to finish first in the Boys A Division at the Central Catholic Invitational.

3 weeks ago


 Arnold Palmer congratulates Fox Chapel’s Anthony Cordaro, who won the WPIAL Class AAA boys golf championship on a playoff hole Thursday at Palmer’s Latrobe County Club.

Playoff produces WPIAL golf title for Fox Chapel sophomore

A one-hole playoff was needed, but Fox Chapel’s Anthony Cordaro won the WPIAL Class AAA golf crown with Arnold Palmer on hand to watch.

4 weeks ago


High school highlights: Upper St. Clair wins on late goal

Garrett Blake’s goal with two minutes left in the game gave Class AAA No. 2 Upper St. Clair a 2-1 win at No. 3 Peters Township.

4 weeks 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.

1 month ago



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