High school highlights: Repeat titles at Schenley Park Oval

Two runners placed first again in a big cross country meet Saturday: Nick Wolk (Peters Township) and Lauren Finikiotis (Oakland Catholic).

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 Jason Li of Sewickley Academy tees off on the 9th hole in the WPIAL Boys AA Golf Championship at Allegheny Country Club in Sewickley on October 1, 2015.

Defending PIAA champion from Sewickley Academy adds WPIAL title

Junior Jason Li slips past teammate for Class AA boys golf championship at his home course, Allegheny Country Club.

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North/South/East/West Xtra: Fox Chapel duo ready to reclaim its title

WPIAL girls doubles tournament is on the horizon, and Laurel Shymansky and Amanda Nord eye another Class AAA tennis championship.

2 days ago

 Franklin Regional's Spencer Lee will miss most of the high school wrestling season with a torn labrum.

East Xtra: Franklin Regional phenom deals with injury

Two-time world champion wrestler Spencer Lee anxious to begin rehabilitation process.

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East Xtra: Central Catholic hoping to build off early success

Vikings hoping run through tournament is an indicator of good things to come for hockey team.

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 West Allegheny returns its leading scorer, Ryan Rohm, this season.

West Xtra: West Allegheny eyes new challenge

Drop to Class A makes Indians’ hockey team an early favorite.

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 Montour junior setter/opposite Dominica Niccolai, left, was first-team all-Sec­tion 2 last season, and senior middle hitter Alexa Mitro was second team.

West Xtra: It's a case of deja vu for Montour volleyball

Despite leading their section, Spartans face another low seed in the postseason.

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 It will take more of an effort for scenes like Quaker Valley celebrating a goal against Mars Area in the 2013 PIHL Class A championship game as both teams were moved up to Class AA.

North Xtra: Mars, Quaker Valley pay the price for success

After dominating PIHL Class A hockey, both teams are now forced to move up to Class AA.

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North Xtra: Underdog Mars Area welcomes the challenge

Despite being the smallest school in Class AAA, the girls volleyball team is holding its own in Section 3.

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South/East Xtra: Serra Catholic ready for second-half run

Girls volleyball team looks to avenge early loss in rugged Section 2.

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 Highlands' Kayla Beale, front, and Mars' Madison King battle for the ball in a Class AAA Section 2 girls soccer game Wednesday night at Highlands.

High school highlights: Seneca Valley girls knock Pine-Richland from unbeaten ranks

The Raiders' shutout of the previously unbeaten and fifth-ranked Rams opens the door for themselves and North Allegheny.

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 Beaver's Justin Rogowski, center, fights for possession against Blackhawk's Aaron Frederick, left, and Nevan Schwab, right, in a boys soccer game Thursday night.

High school highlights: Allderdice gets revenge on Brashear

No. 1 Dragons win rematch of last season's City League football title game against No. 2 Bulls.

1 week ago

 Beaver Area's Anne Taylor returns a shot against Carlynton's Hannah Phillips in the WPIAL Class AA championship Tuesday at North Allegheny.

West Xtra: Beaver Area junior captures WPIAL title

Anne Taylor upsets top seed to win Class AA singles championship.

1 week ago

 Moon Area senior setter/opposite Allison Ulven sets the ball Saturday in the MAC Tournament at Hopewell.

West Xtra: Moon Area off to impressive start

Victories in two tournaments in three weeks set the tone for girls volleyball team.

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 Shady Side Academy's Ananya Dua returns a shot against North Allegheny's Anna Li in the WPIAL AAA championship Tuesday at North Allegheny.

North Xtra: Shady Side senior defends WPIAL title

Ananya Dua defeats North Allegheny’s Anna Li to retain her individual singles championship.

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North Xtra: Talented Seneca Valley ready for Section 3 battle

Girls volleyball team returns plenty of starters and is taking advantage of all that experience.

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South Xtra: Disappointing finish for Upper St. Clair senior

Charlotte Madson loses in WPIAL semifinals, then falls in Class AAA singles consolation match.

1 week ago

 Bethel Park outside hitter Jake Dixon (10) will play college volleyball at NCAA national runner-up Lewis University, where he committed last week.

South Xtra: Bethel Park standout chooses volleyball

Jake Dixon also excels at football and basketball, but commits to Lewis University for volleyball.

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 Thomas Jefferson senior middle hitter Kayla Smith was a first-team all-Section 6-AA pick last year.

South Xtra: Thomas Jefferson surges despite injuries

Girls volleyball team has remarkable string of bad luck, but still manages to rise to the top.

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East Xtra: Once again, Franklin Regional senior falls in semifinals

For third year in a row, Natalia Perry comes up short in her quest for a WPIAL Class AAA singles championship.

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East Xtra: Gateway senior hoping to strike gold

PA Cyber student Johnna Beehner fine-tunes her golf game to became one of WPIAL’s top players.

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East Xtra: Greensburg CC golfer competes at Augusta

Olivia Zambruno finishes 10th in national competition and experiences the thrill of the Masters.

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East Xtra: Hempfield hockey standout skips senior season

Garet Ciaramella, one of the top PIHL goaltenders, will play for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Junior Knights U-18 team.

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 Shady Side Academy's Ananya Dua takes on North Allegheny's Anna Li in the WPIAL AAA championship at North Allegheny Tuesday afternoon.

WPIAL tennis championships: Shady Side’s Dua prevails in final

Claims second Class AAA crown in row, 6-3, 6-4.

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North/South/East/West Xtra: WPIAL girls singles tournament gets under way Monday

Ananya Dua of Shady Side is the Class AAA favorite. The Class AA field is wide open.

2 weeks ago

 Fox Chapel's Anthony Cordaro won the WPIAL Class AAA golf title last season.

North Xtra: Reigning champs looking to repeat

Anthony Cordaro of Fox Chapel and Chris Tanabe of Quaker Valley set out to retain their WPIAL golf titles.

2 weeks ago

 Pine-Richland junior setter Nicole Kordenbrock serves at the Upper St. Clair tournament last Saturday.

North Xtra: Pine-Richland in good shape to continue playoff run

Conditioning program has girls volleyball team primed for fourth postseason appearance under coach Amanda Fetter.

2 weeks ago

North/West Xtra: Sewickley Academy junior finishes second at Invitational

Griffin Mackey wins Class A race at Red, White and Blue Invitational, but loses to rival.

2 weeks ago

 Laura Grimm is the new athletic director at Ringgold.

South Xtra: Ringgold's athletic future is Grimm

Former girls basketball coach Laura Grimm takes over as athletic director.

2 weeks ago

 Baldwin senior middle hitter Barb Spegar (35) and junior outside hitter Maddie Sgattoni try for a block at the Upper St. Clair tournament.

South Xtra: Baldwin leaves other teams in the dark

Girls volleyball team wins Upper St. Clair tournament for second year in a row.

2 weeks ago

 Lauren Finikiotis from Oakland Catholic finishes first in the Girls Class AAA division of the Red, White and Blue cross country invitational Saturday at Schenley Park.

East Xtra: Oakland Catholic junior leads pack at invitational

Lauren Finikiotis, a Mars Borough resident, captures Class AAA race at Red, White and Blue cross country meet.

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East Xtra: Surprising Oakland Catholic off to strong start

Expected to be in a rebuilding process, girls volleyball team retools in a hurry.

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 Dom Perretta of Beaver Falls finishes ahead of Seneca Valley's Mike Kolar in the boys Class AAA division of the Red, White and Blue cross country invitational Saturday at Schenley Park.

West Xtra: Beaver Falls senior looks to defend title

Dom Perretta is one of the top cross country runners in the WPIAL.

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West Xtra: Beaver Falls coach pulling double duty

Doug Biega, longtime basketball coach for Tigers, enjoys his time outside as head of cross country program.

2 weeks ago

 Blackhawk returns starting libero Maggie Muir (11) and senior outside hitter Molly Guthrie.

West Xtra: New motto inspires Blackhawk

Girls volleyball team ready for another dogfight in rugged Class AA Section 1.

2 weeks ago

 Sophomore Yacine Diop is Pitt's leading returning scorer.

Briefs: Pitt women's basketball player in trouble with law

Panthers guard Yacine Diop faces charges after a reported incident on campus last month.

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 Spectators cheer as Peters Township's Nick Wolk finishes first in the Class AAA division of the Red, White and Blue Cross Country Invitational Saturday at Schenley Park.

Peters senior Nick Wolk wins Class AAA division of cross country invitational

Despite the muddy course, Wolk finished well ahead of his opponents in Saturday’s Red, White and Blue Invitational.

3 weeks ago

 Butler Area's Paige Lambermont (25) goes up for a spike this past weekend at the Butler tournament.

North Xtra: Cracking top of section tough task for Butler girls volleyball

Coach Dan Mountain wants to help right the ship for the Butler girls volleyball team, but that’s not easy to do in a difficult section.

3 weeks ago

 North Allegheny's Anna Li and her twin sister, Tina, keep the Tigers near the top of the list of annual WPIAL contenders.

North Xtra: Early setback fuels fire for North Allegheny girls tennis

A loss to perennial contender Shady Side Academy ended a 49-match winning streak for the Tigers, who can still go far with the Li twins.

3 weeks ago

 Norwin's Maria Santilli seems poised for a stellar sophomore season.

East Xtra: Santilli ready to bolster Norwin girls tennis again as a sophomore

Standout sophomore Maria Santilli was nervous as a freshman, but hopes for bigger things this season for herself and the Knights.

3 weeks ago

 Carlynton's Hannah Phillips had to settle for a consolation match last season in the WPIAL Class AA girls tennis tournament, but has her sights set higher this year.

West Xtra: Carlynton girls tennis standout Phillips has lofty goals

Now in her senior season, Hannah Phillips wants to finally win a WPIAL title, while also joining her brother Luke in that category.

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 Allison Koester (8), a junior outside hitter for West Allegheny, was voted to the second team of the Class AAA Section 5 All-Star Team last year.

West Xtra: Former Upper St. Clair girls volleyball coach takes over at West Allegheny

Yoko Nagao inherits the head job for the Indians after the departure of Brian Begor to Mt. Lebanon this offseason.

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 Kiski Area's Rachel Vanetta and Shelby Greece go for the ball Saturday at the Butler tournament.

East Xtra: Tomlinson has big shoes to fill as Kiski Area girls volleyball coach

Former Kiski Area coach Ellen Toy stepped down, meaning Paul Tomlinson has a tough act to follow with a young team.

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South Xtra: Formidable Mt. Lebanon still has work cut out for it in girls tennis

With North Allegheny and Shady Side Academy still looming large, winning WPIALs — let alone states — will be a tough task for Mt. Lebanon.

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South Xtra: New girls volleyball coach finds himself back at Seton-LaSalle

Mark Felbinger is back coaching volleyball for the Rebels, but now he’s helping the girls team again.

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High school highlights: No. 2 Seneca Valley boys' soccer opens section with win

The defending section champion shut out North Allegheny, 3-0, Tuesday.

3 weeks ago

2015 Girls High School Volleyball Preview

Players, teams and storylines to watch and preseason rankings.

1 month ago

 South Fayette's Marissa France was a third-team All-Section 6 selection last season.

South/West Xtra: South Fayette looks to carry on tradition

The girls volleyball team has been a regular in postseason play and looks for more of the same this season.

1 month ago

 Charlotte Madson's busy summer was nothing new for this Upper St. Clair tennis player.

South Xtra: Upper St. Clair senior goes that extra mile to improve

Charlotte Madson hoping summer tournaments translate into WPIAL success.

1 month ago

 Alyvia Kluska, a top WPIAL tennis player last year at Greensburg Central Catholic, moved with her sister Michaela to White Sulfur Spring, W.Va.

East Xtra: Loss of sisters leaves a big hole in Greensburg Central Catholic's lineup

Centurions forced to deal with the departure of top tennis sisters Alyvia and Michaela Kluska.

1 month ago