High School Sports


 Nick Bowers flipped from Pitt to Penn State this week.

Football recruit Nick Bowers switches commitment from Pitt to Penn State

Bowers, from Kittanning, is the third recruit to commit to Penn State since Sunday, boosting James Franklin’s pledge to dominate the state.

about 9 hours ago


  Pine-Richland quarterback Ben DiNucci will go to Pitt instead of Penn of the Ivy League.

Pine-Richland quarterback Ben DiNucci commits to Pitt

High school notebook: He becomes the first WPIAL recruit for new Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi; Kittanning’s Nick Bowers will go to Penn State.

about 9 hours ago


 New 49ers head coach Jim Tomsula is a 1985 graduate of Steel Valley High School.

Ironman legacy endures in new 49ers coach Jim Tomsula

The West Homestead native and Steel Valley High School graduate continues to carry on a tradition of Ironmen in the NFL.

1 day ago


 Lincoln Park’s Nelly Cummings drives to the basket Sunday against Chartiers Valley at Montour.

Pittsburgh Basketball Classic: Sidekicks help Chartiers Valley beat Lincoln Park

Star guard Matty McConnell was stellar again but it was his right-hand men who helped Chartiers Valley get past formidable foe Lincoln Park.

1 day ago


 Burrell's Alan Beattie, left, said he believes the top-seeded Buccaneers can win the WPIAL Class AA team title again.

High school wrestling notebook: New homes for team titles?

There could be some fresh faces and new teams taking home the gold in the WPIAL playoffs that begin this week.

1 day ago


Basketball Box Scores: Jan. 26

Box scores from Monday, Jan. 26, 2015

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Basketball Box Scores: Jan. 25

Box scores from Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015

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 McKeesport’s Khalil Perdue grabs a loose ball from Plum’s James Edwards Friday night at McKeesport.

McKeesport boys basketball wins key section game against Plum

Perdue sparks McKeesport’s key 65-55 section win against visiting Plum.

3 days ago


Basketball Box Scores: Jan. 24

Box scores from Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015

2 days ago


Varsity Xtra: Streaking Quaker Valley ready for hockey showdown with Erie Cathedral Prep

Since losing to Hempfield in the second game of the season, Quaker Valley has been virtually unbeatable.

4 days ago


Boys basketball scoring leaders

WPIAL and City League boys basketball scoring leaders through Monday, Jan. 19, 2015

4 days ago


Girls basketball scoring leaders

WPIAL and City League girls basketball scoring leaders through Monday, Jan. 19, 2015

4 days ago


Basketball Box Scores: Jan. 23

Box scores from Friday, Jan. 23, 2015

3 days ago


P-G Basketball Rankings

Through Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015

4 days ago


 Allderdice's James Jackson gets a shot up against Indiana Wednesday night in a high school basketball showdown between the City League Dragons and WPIAL Class AAA Indians.

Dragons give City League huge lift in basketball

Allderdice boosts City's stock with lopsided, 55-30 win against WPIAL Class AAA power Indiana.

5 days ago


Franklin Regional reigns in Section 1 wrestling

WPIAL section tournaments: Second-ranked Panthers record five pins in championship match against No. 2 Latrobe.

5 days ago


 Vincentian's Jack Monahan, left, is fouled by Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic's Vince LeGrande Jan. 12.

North Xtra: Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic falls short again

Trojans just can't get over hump as they lose to rival Vincentian by three points again.

5 days ago


North Xtra: Focused North Hills taking one game at a time

Past postseason disappointments have boys basketball team on a mission.

5 days ago


South/West Xtra: Rested Chartiers Valley ready for run

The Colts, led by coach's son Matty McConnell, have regained their edge and look like a Class AAAA Section 4 favorite again.

5 days ago


 Woodland Hills' Avram Abramovitz gets a shot up against Gateway's John Paul Kromka Friday night.

East Xtra: Woodland Hills going through growing pains

With no seniors on its roster, boys basketball team is struggling.

5 days ago


Basketball Box Scores: Jan. 22

Box scores from Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015

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Basketball Box Scores: Jan. 21

Box scores from Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015

5 days ago


Blackhawk football coach Hamilton announces retirement

Joe Hamilton steps down after a career that spans 49 years and leaves as the second-winningest coach in WPIAL history.

6 days ago


 Clairton coach Wayne Wade said he cherishes his role as a mentor for the players because he was in their shoes once growing up near the Millvue Acres housing projects.

A study in high school coaching diversity: Does mindset affect hiring?

Is a certain mindset affecting diversity among local football coaches? Those in charge of hiring may influence what direction a school goes.

1 week ago


 North Allegheny's Taylor Lake gets a shot up against Pine-Richland's Kaitlyn Jenkins Monday night.

High school highlights: Butler cleans up in OT for section victory

Butler’s senior duo made big plays down the stretch to overcome Shaler in Class AAAA Section 3.

1 week ago


Basketball Box Scores: Jan. 20

Box scores from Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015

6 days ago


 Penn Hills' Te'Shan Campbell defeats South Fayette's Jared Walker at the Allegheny County Wrestling Tournament in Fox Chapel.

WPIAL section tournaments ready to begin

The upcoming tournaments will have a big impact on seeding for the WPIAL team championships.

1 week ago


 Union High School athletic director and football coach Stacy Robinson.

Western Pennsylvania coaching pool thin on diversity

In a city where the most high-profile coaching figure is African-American, Pittsburgh-area schools have few minorities as coaches.

1 week ago


Basketball Box Scores: Jan. 19

Box scores from Monday, Jan. 19, 2015

1 week ago


 Hempfield swimmer Justin Katchur puts his arm around Cole Stinebiser as they wait to swim the 200-yard medley relay Wednesday — a relay that went without an anchor leg in memory of Judson Shiffler, who died Dec. 30.

Hempfield swimmer Judson Shiffler gone, but not forgotten

The Hempfield swim team tries to move on, but also keep alive the memory of its late captain, Judson Shiffler.

1 week ago


North Hills wrestler Gage Curry earns 3-peat

At least one of the Saturday’s champions at the Allegheny County Tournament is already looking ahead to trying to do it again next year.

1 week ago


 Woodland Hills’ Deontae Robertson blocks Gateway’s John Paul Kromka under the basket Friday night. Gateway won, 71-49.

High school basketball highlights: Seton-LaSalle's 31-game section winning streak ends

Washington led by 10 points at halftime, then held off a furious comeback to knock off Class AA No. 3 Seton-LaSalle, 66-65.

1 week ago


McConnell scores 54 in Chartiers Valley win at Bethel Park

Matty McConnell pours in a school-record 54 points — the most by a WPIAL player this season — in leading Chartiers Valley to a 90-76 win.

1 week ago


Basketball Box Scores: Jan. 17

Box scores from Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015

1 week ago


 Sewickley Academy’s Kayla Guerin and Quigley Catholic’s Julia Etherson reach for a rebound Thursday night. Quigley Catholic won the Class A Section 1 game, 68-27.

McGuffey star Weiss scores 26 points, 
surpasses 2,000 
for her career

Only 38 WPIAL girls basketball players have surpassed 2,000 points in a career; McGuffey’s Sammie Weiss is the latest to join the club.

1 week ago


 Kiski Area players watch as their team takes on Latrobe Jan. 8.

Varsity Xtra: Why are rosters shrinking in girls basketball?

Western Pennsylvania is still producing quality girls basketball teams and players, but there’s been a significant decline in participation.

1 week ago


 Peters Township's Brady Cochrane has scored seven goals to go along with 10 assists in the Indians' first 13 games.

Hockey notebook: Peters Township reloads, grabs lead in PIHL Class AAA race

Peters Township was supposed to have a challenging road coming into the season as defending Pennsylvania Cup champion.

1 week ago


 Beaver Falls sophomore Donovan Jeter, left, is already a force in the post.

Varsity Xtra: Future is dazzling for Beaver Falls

Notebook: The Beaver Falls boys basketball team is built for now and later.

1 week ago


Basketball Box Scores: Jan. 16

Box scores from Friday, Jan. 16, 2015

1 week ago


Boys basketball scoring leaders

WPIAL and City League boys basketball scoring leaders through Monday, Jan. 12, 2015

1 week ago


Girls basketball scoring leaders

WPIAL and City League girls basketball scoring leaders through Monday, Jan. 12, 2015

1 week ago


P-G Basketball Rankings

Through Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015

1 week ago


South Xtra: Thomas Jefferson team comes to life after rugged start

After gaining some experience, the Thomas Jefferson boys basketball team has become much more competitive.

1 week ago


South/West Xtra: Football players give South Fayette basketball team a lift

South Fayette coach Rich Bonnaure is used to having to wait a while to get his whole team on the floor.

1 week ago


 Seton-LaSalle's Cassidy Walsh grabs a rebound against Bishop Canevin's Gina Vallecorsa in the WPIAL Class AA championship game last March.

South Xtra: Seton-LaSalle girls take the lead in section standings

After a decisive victory against section rival Bishop Canevin, the Rebels find themselves in the Section 3-AA driver’s seat.

1 week ago


 In his third season as a starter, Daylon Carter has become the cornerstone of the Ambridge Area boys basketball team.

West Xtra: Ambridge holding its own in a tough basketball neighborhood

Playing in a section that includes two of last year’s WPIAL titlists and another traditional power, Ambridge is proving it can compete.

1 week ago


 Our Lady of the Sacred Heart's Heidi Langhorst pulls down a  rebound during a game against South Side Beaver last week.

West Xtra: Despite attrition OLSH girls thrive on court

Roster depletion -- some expected, some not -- has failed to slow down the Our Lady of the Sacred Heart girls basketball team.

1 week ago


 Fox Chapel's Billy Urso, left, gets past Allderdice's Alex Bell to score on a layup during a non-league game earlier this season. Urso leads the Foxes in scoring, averaging 19.4 points a game.

North Xtra: Fox Chapel a factor in Section 2-AAAA

Foxes are finally healthy and ready for second half of boys basketball season.

1 week ago


North Xtra: Freeport adapts to life in Class AAA

Boys basketball team looking to return to playoffs after struggling the past few seasons.

1 week ago


Basketball Box Scores: Jan. 15

Box scores from Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015

1 week ago



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