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 Penn Hills’ Te'Shan Campbell, top, is the top seed at 170 pounds in the WPIAL/​Southwest Regional Class AAA tournament.

Wrestling friends take different routes in bid to wind up in same place

Longtime friends follow different wrestling paths, but have their eyes on similar goals and a reunion in the upcoming PIAA championships.

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 The Penguins acquired center Daniel Winnik in a trade with the Maple Leafs Wednesday.

Arrival of Daniel Winnik likely will bump a bottom-six forward for Penguins

Coach Mike Johnston has not said how the acquisition from the Toronto Maple Leafs will be used when he joins the lineup.

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 Jameson Taillon throws long toss during morning workouts Thursday at Pirates City in Bradenton, Florida.

Pirates pitcher Jameson Tailon, almost a year removed from surgery, will start facing batters soon

Team’s top prospect sharpens focus on arm care after going through Tommy John surgery and rehabilitation.

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 Jakub Voracek of the Philadelphia Flyers gets upended by Penguins defenseman Rob Scuderi at the Wells Fargo Center on January 20, 2015 in Philadelphia.

Penguins Notebook: Rob Scuderi misses practice to rest sore foot

Veteran defenseman sat out practice Thursday after being hit by a shot Wednesday night in the win against Washington.

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 The Mt Lebanon Hornets’ Nathan Post celebrates Jan. 19 after the Hornets beat the South Hills Panthers during the 2015 Mt. Lebanon Hockey Association Classic at the Robert Morris Island Sports Center on Neville Island.

Thrill of the ice: Indoor rinks in demand as hockey's popularity surges

USA Hockey Inc. has 519,417 players, ages 6-20, and 12,862 of them are playing hockey in Western Pennsylvania, according to USA Hockey.

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 Kansas State fans rush the floor following an NCAA college basketball game against Kansas at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kan., Monday, Feb. 23, 2015. Kansas State defeated Kansas 70-63.

Ron Cook: Shame on those contributing to late-February sadness

It’s almost time for March Madness in the NCAA and elsewhere, but lately, there have been two recent black eyes on the basketball world.

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 Pitt's Aron Phillips-Nwankwo goes for a layup against Boston College in the first half Tuesday at the Petersen Events Center

Pitt coach fetes trio of seniors

Jamie Dixon says the senior class of Cam Wright, Derrick Randall and Aron Phillips-Nwankwo does not get the recognition it deserves.

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 Pitt's Yacine Diop reaches for a loose ball Thursday night against No. 4 Notre Dame.

Pitt women fall to No. 4 Notre Dame

Senior guard Brianna Kiesel scored 27 points, but the Fighting Irish cruised behind hot shooting at home.

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 Penn State head coach Patrick Chambers, center, reacts to a call during an NCAA college basketball game against Wisconsin, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, in State College, Pa. At right is Penn State's D. J. Newbill.

Penn State's Patrick Chambers doesn't sound like a coach whose job is in jeopardy

Despite his team struggling, Nittany Lions basketball coach continues to receive support from athletic director Sandy Barbour.

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 Beaver Falls' Josh Creach, left, and Donovan Jeter, right.

WPIAL Boys Basketball Championships: Beaver Falls riding sophomores to final

Donovan Jeter and Josh Creach are a two-headed monster for the Tigers, a pair of 6-foot-5 forwards and the team’s top scorers and

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 Norwin's Amanda Batey drives against Bethel Park's Cailey Klink during a game on Dec. 08, 2014.

WPIAL Girls Basketball Championships: Norwin girls hoping for a banner season

Norwin will have a chance to make its own history Saturday when it plays in the WPIAL final for the first time, against Penn Hills.

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 Chartiers Valley's Matty McConnell, left, looks to pass down court against North Hills' Kindhal Taylor, right, during second half action at Moon Area High School on Feb 25, 2015.

WPIAL Boys Basketball Championships: Char Valley seeing mirror image in North Allegheny

You will be hard-pressed to find many championship games where two teams were so much alike.

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WPIAL Girls Basketball Championship: Penn Hills coach feeling like he's been here before

Twenty-eight years ago, John Tate lived through an unlikely playoff run as a player at Penn Hills. Now, he’s having a similar run as coach.

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Top-ranked Franklin Regional standout Solomon scratched from wrestling regionals

Sophomore Gus Solomon, the top seed at 126 pounds, scratched from the Class AAA WPIAL/Southwest Regional Thursday night at Penn Hills.

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Quest for Penguins Cup wide open

Peters Township is the defending champion and will enter the playoffs as the No. 2 seed behind North Allegheny.

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 Brian Lovasik of North Hills swimming is this week's athlete of the week.

Athletes of the Week: Brian Lovasik & Maria Lohman

Brian Lovasik of North Hills and Maria Lohman of Chartiers Valley are this week’s honorees.

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South Xtra: West Mifflin's strong season derailed

A surprisingly successful season for West Mifflin came to an abrupt halt in the first round of the WPIAL playoffs.

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South Xtra: Tough schedule helped Monessen prepare for playoff run

The Monessen Greyhounds will play for the WPIAL Class A title tonight at the Petersen Events Center.

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 Bishop Canevin's Lauren Gamble is a freshman starter at point guard for the Crusaders.

South/West Xtra: Bishop Canevin girls stick to the plan, advance to WPIAL final

By following its coach’s game plan, the Bishop Canevin girls basketball team has reached the WPIAL Class AA title game.

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South Xtra: Coaches welcome fourth PIAA berth for WPIAL

After a 13-year hiatus, the WPIAL will get a fourth berth per weight class for the PIAA tournament.

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 South Park's Greg Bulsak, top, battles against Beth-Center's Anthony Welsh in the 170-pound championship match at the WPIAL Class AA individual tournament Saturday at South Fayette. Bulsak won by a 3-1 decision.

South Xtra: South Allegheny junior is WPIAL wrestling runner-up

Justo Hernandez came close to becoming the second WPIAL wrestling champion in school history.

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South/West Xtra: South Fayette diver quickly learns how to win

Since taking up diving in sixth grade, South Fayette’s Trevor Mahoney has risen to the top of his sport locally.

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 Peters goalie Tony Lejeune  provides just one option from which coach Rick Tingle can select a starter.

South Xtra: Peters coach deals with riches of goalies

As Peters Township readies for the PIHL playoffs, its coach must decide which talented goalie to go with.

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South Xtra: Pro hockey team in Rostraver struggling to get by

The Steel City Warriors have struggled on the ice and off in their first season in the Federal Hockey League.

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East Xtra: Obama Academy gets a chance at redemption

Boys basketball team gets opportunity to play again after losing in City League final.

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East Xtra: Penn-Trafford junior tops WPIAL

Junior Joey Ferrence improves on last year’s third-place finish by winning WPIAL Class AAA diving event.

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 Allderdice's Jordan Rawls puts up a shot against Obama Academy's Kenny Robinson Saturday afternoon in the City League championship at Petersen Events Center.

East Xtra: Allderdice prepares for 'third' season

City League title in tow, boys basketball team ready for PIAA playoffs.

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East Xtra: Latrobe prepares for playoff opponent

Hockey team in holding pattern for play-in game after finishing fourth in conference.

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 Obama Academy's Dalaysia Askew drives against Allderdice's Mara Keen Saturday in the City League championship at Petersen Events Center.

East Xtra: Obama Academy completes City League domination

Girls basketball team finishes unbeaten against league teams en route to 66-38 win in championship.

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 Jeannette's Gio Vonne Sanders, bottom, battles against Mount Pleasant's Austin Mears in the 145-pound championship match at the WPIAL Class AA tournament Saturday at South Fayette. Sanders won by a 6-3 decision.

East Xtra: Jeannette wrestler rallies for win

Gio Vonne Sanders outduels Austin Mears of Mount Pleasant to win the 145-pound WPIAL Class AA title.

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East Xtra: Jeannette rewarded for its uphill climb

Boys basketball team overcomes challenges to advance to WPIAL Class A championship game.

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East Xtra: Latrobe, Franklin Regional dominate

Records tied, broken in Class AAA Section 1 wrestling tournament.

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West Xtra: Defending champion Central Valley deals with early exit

Central Valley recovered from a slow start to the season to reach the WPIAL playoffs, but lost in the first round.

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 Ambridge's Daylon Carter gets a shot up against Mars' Ryan Giallonardo in a WPIAL Class AAA quarterfinal game last Friday night at North Hills.

West Xtra: Bridgers' playoff run yields a PIAA berth

Ambridge knocked off to quality WPIAL opponents two earn a spot in the state basketball playoffs.

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 Beaver Falls' Javon Turner tries to drive around New Castle's Marquel Hooker.

West Xtra: Senior guard helps guide Beaver Falls to WPIAL final

Javon Turner has played a key role in Beaver Falls’ run to the WPIAL Class AAA boys basketball title game.

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West Xtra: WPIAL coaches welcome addition of fourth PIAA Class AAA wrestling berth

After a 13-year absence, the WPIAL is once again getting four spots per weight class in the PIAA Class AAA wrestling tournament.

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West Xtra: Tiny Avella sends two wrestlers to PIAA regional

Avella will be represented by two wrestlers at this weekend’s PIAA Class AA Southwest Regional tournament.

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West Xtra: Moon readies for a run in PIHL playoffs

The Moon hockey team is trying to look at the big picture as it readies for postseason play.

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Brad Everett's High School Basketball Notebook

After placing second in Section 3-AAAA, boys basketball team exits postseason with first-round loss.

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North Xtra: Eden Christian surprising its foes

No. 8 seed in WPIAL playoffs falls, but boys basketball team ready for PIAA tournament.

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 North Allegheny's Abby Gonzales drives to the basket against Baldwin in a game earlier this season.

North Xtra: Junior guard a key for North Allegheny girls

After missing last season’s semifinals, Abby Gonzales returns to help girls basketball team into PIAA playoffs.

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North Xtra: Mars girl dives in, wins a WPIAL title

Taylor Hockenberry breaks a record set in 1998 en route to diving gold medal.

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North Xtra: La Roche dominates in AMCC once again

Under the guidance of Kamela Gissendanner, women’s basketball team wins its fifth regular-season conference title in a row.

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 Freedom's Kody Komara, left, battles Darion Trimmer of Avonworth in the WPIAL Class AA individual championships Saturday at South Fayette. Komara won the third-place consolation match by decision, 3-1.

North Xtra: Avonworth senior advances

Darion Trimmer places fourth at 132 pounds, advances to PIAA Class AA tournament.

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North Xtra: North Allegheny coach evaluates the goalie situation

Tigers’ hockey team relies on dependable duo of juniors Joseph Hubert and Douglas Wild.

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North Xtra: Coaches elated with extra berth

Top four finishers from the WPIAL/Southwest Region now qualify for the state tournament.

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Robert Morris whips Wagner, 91-59

Rodney Pryor sparks easy victory with 25-point game for the Colonials; Marcquise Reed and Lucky Jones also score in double figures.

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 Former Steeler Jerome Bettis prepares to speak at a press conference announcing the launch of the Summer of Learn and Earn employment program in Downtown Pittsburgh on Wednesday.

Steelers great Bettis joins city, county in push to fund teen summer jobs program

Jerome Bettis was on hand to roll out the new-and-improved program at the offices of the Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board Downtown.

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 Major League Baseball Chief Operating Officer Rob Manfred speaks to reporters after team owners elected him as the next commissioner of Major League Baseball during an owners quarterly meeting in Baltimore, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014.

Gene Collier: Manfred certainly looks to shift MLB's ideology

New baseball commissioner’s thinking makes sense, just not the individual thoughts.

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 North Hills' Nick Smith goes up for a shot against Chartiers Valley's Matty McConnell Wednesday night in WPIAL playoff action Wednesday night at Moon.

Chartiers Valley shoots way into AAAA final

Boys basketball: Colts bury 15 3-pointers in 78-53 victory against North Hills to reach WPIAL championship vs. North Allegheny.

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