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Bowers, from Kittanning, is the third recruit to commit to Penn State since Sunday, boosting James Franklin’s pledge to dominate the state.
High school notebook: He becomes the first WPIAL recruit for new Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi; Kittanning’s Nick Bowers will go to Penn State.
The West Homestead native and Steel Valley High School graduate continues to carry on a tradition of Ironmen in the NFL.
Star guard Matty McConnell was stellar again but it was his right-hand men who helped Chartiers Valley get past formidable foe Lincoln Park.
There could be some fresh faces and new teams taking home the gold in the WPIAL playoffs that begin this week.
Box scores from Monday, Jan. 26, 2015
Box scores from Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015
Perdue sparks McKeesport’s key 65-55 section win against visiting Plum.
Box scores from Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015
Since losing to Hempfield in the second game of the season, Quaker Valley has been virtually unbeatable.
WPIAL and City League boys basketball scoring leaders through Monday, Jan. 19, 2015
WPIAL and City League girls basketball scoring leaders through Monday, Jan. 19, 2015
Box scores from Friday, Jan. 23, 2015
Through Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015
Allderdice boosts City's stock with lopsided, 55-30 win against WPIAL Class AAA power Indiana.
WPIAL section tournaments: Second-ranked Panthers record five pins in championship match against No. 2 Latrobe.
Trojans just can't get over hump as they lose to rival Vincentian by three points again.
Past postseason disappointments have boys basketball team on a mission.
The Colts, led by coach's son Matty McConnell, have regained their edge and look like a Class AAAA Section 4 favorite again.
With no seniors on its roster, boys basketball team is struggling.
Box scores from Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015
Box scores from Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015
Joe Hamilton steps down after a career that spans 49 years and leaves as the second-winningest coach in WPIAL history.
Is a certain mindset affecting diversity among local football coaches? Those in charge of hiring may influence what direction a school goes.
Butler’s senior duo made big plays down the stretch to overcome Shaler in Class AAAA Section 3.
Box scores from Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015
The upcoming tournaments will have a big impact on seeding for the WPIAL team championships.
In a city where the most high-profile coaching figure is African-American, Pittsburgh-area schools have few minorities as coaches.
Box scores from Monday, Jan. 19, 2015
The Hempfield swim team tries to move on, but also keep alive the memory of its late captain, Judson Shiffler.
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.
Washington led by 10 points at halftime, then held off a furious comeback to knock off Class AA No. 3 Seton-LaSalle, 66-65.
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.
Box scores from Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015
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.
Western Pennsylvania is still producing quality girls basketball teams and players, but there’s been a significant decline in participation.
Peters Township was supposed to have a challenging road coming into the season as defending Pennsylvania Cup champion.
Notebook: The Beaver Falls boys basketball team is built for now and later.
Box scores from Friday, Jan. 16, 2015
WPIAL and City League boys basketball scoring leaders through Monday, Jan. 12, 2015
WPIAL and City League girls basketball scoring leaders through Monday, Jan. 12, 2015
Through Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015
After gaining some experience, the Thomas Jefferson boys basketball team has become much more competitive.
South Fayette coach Rich Bonnaure is used to having to wait a while to get his whole team on the floor.
After a decisive victory against section rival Bishop Canevin, the Rebels find themselves in the Section 3-AA driver’s seat.
Playing in a section that includes two of last year’s WPIAL titlists and another traditional power, Ambridge is proving it can compete.
Roster depletion -- some expected, some not -- has failed to slow down the Our Lady of the Sacred Heart girls basketball team.
Foxes are finally healthy and ready for second half of boys basketball season.
Boys basketball team looking to return to playoffs after struggling the past few seasons.
Box scores from Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015