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High school highlights: Central Catholic clinches section title

Ryan Sproule scored three times to help Class AAA No. 1 Central Catholic clinch Section 4 with a win against Bethel Park.

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 Lauren Waller, a senior at Canon-McMillan won the WPIAL title yesterday.

WPIAL girls golf: Senior, sophomore bag titles

Lauren Waller fires a personal-best 4-under 68 for crown; Greensburg Central Catholic sophomore Olivia Zambruno takes AA championship.

1 day ago


 Upper St. Clair's Shayne Sibley (23) sets up his first goal of the game against Chartiers Valley Thusrday night.

High school highlights: Brashear rolls to win

A couple of returns for touchdowns helped lead the Bulls past Perry for their first City League victory.

5 days ago


Par is plenty for champion

Quaker Valley’s Tanabe earns victory in Class AA individual boys golf championship at Youghiogheny Country Club.

6 days ago


West Xtra: Injury-riddled Riverside battling to remain in playoff contention

Despite a plethora of injuries, Riverside remains in contention for a WPIAL playoff spot in girls soccer.

6 days ago


 Montour's Cecilia Esposito, a 6-foot-1 junior middle hitter, goes up for a kill shot against Blackhawk during the Midwestern Athletic Conference Tournament Saturday at Montour.

West Xtra: Under new coach, Montour leads section in volleyball

A new coach and a new section has yielded an excellent start to the season for the Montour girls volleyball team.

6 days ago


 Carlynton's Hannah Phillips returns a shot during the third-place match against Indiana's Lucy Bujdos in the WPIAL Class AA singles tournament last week at Shady Side Academy.

West Xtra: Carlynton junior qualifies for PIAA tennis tournament

Hannah Phillips, a junior at Carlynton, qualified for the state Class AA singles tournament.

6 days ago


 Cody Dobbin, a student at Avella, plays for the Burgettstown golf team under a cooperative agreement.

West Xtra: Burgettstown still a contender under a new coach

Veteran coach Jon Vallina has departed, but Burgettstown is still a small-school power in golf.

6 days ago


 North Allegheny's Anna Li won the Class AAA third-place consolation match to qualify for the PIAA tournament.

North Xtra: North Allegheny's Li achieves a goal in WPIAL

Tigers sophomore qualifies for PIAA tournament by finishing third in WPIALs.

6 days ago


North Xtra: North Allegheny makes case as WPIAL title contender

Unbeaten record against WPIAL teams has field hockey team with lofty goals.

6 days ago


North Xtra: Eden Christian targets WPIAL playoff berth

New coach inherits challenge of turning girls volleyball team into a winner.

6 days ago


 Upper St. Clair's Charlotte Madson returns a shot against Shady Side Academy's Ananya Dua in the WPIAL Class AAA singles championship match.

South Xtra: Upper St. Clair junior is WPIAL singles runner-up

Upper St. Clair’s Charlotte Madson adjusted her attitude and concentrated her energy into on-court focus.

6 days ago


 Baldwin's Sierra Colbert, a junior middle hitter, goes up for a kill shot against Pine-Richland during action at the Upper St. Clair tournament.

South Xtra: Baldwin deals with coaching switch, keeps winning

Although the head coach and his assistant switched spots, Baldwin’s volleyball team is off to a great start.

6 days ago


 Central Catholic's Jeff Van Kooten, left, racing against Hampton's Nathan Sloan last year, is the Vikings' top runner.

East Xtra: Central Catholic gradually gears up for the 'big' races

Cross country team captures team title at Sharpsville Invitational.

6 days ago


East Xtra: Obama Academy adapts to a new league

Girls volleyball team holding its own in step up to 'major leagues'.

6 days ago


East Xtra: Hempfield senior coping well

Javon Trout inspires golf team with his game and attitude.

6 days ago


East Xtra: Norwin freshman a hit on courts

Tennis sense, maturity keys to success for Maria Santilli.

6 days ago


 Deer Lakes goalie Austin Barneycastle, left, and defender Chad Zubik, center, can’t stop Mars’ Andrew Deifenbacher from scoring Tuesday in Mars’ 4-1 Class AA Section 2 win.

High school highlights: North Allegheny shut outs Seneca Valley

North Allegheny tops Seneca Valley, 2-0, in Class AAA Section 2 boys soccer.

1 week ago


 Alyvia Kluska of Greensburg Central Catholic played against her sister in the WPIAL Class AA girls singles championships Thursday at Shady Side Academy.

WPIAL tennis championships: Greensburg Central sisters' act settles Class AA

With the first set tied between sisters Alyvia and Michaela Kluska, the unexpected happened, resulting in a Class AA WPIAL title for Alyvia.

1 week ago


 Oakland Catholic's Kallan Baldis bumps a pass, setting up a teammate during a match against Hempfield Area at the Upper St. Clair tournament Saturday.

East Xtra: Seniors keeping Oakland Catholic in the hunt

Unbeaten volleyball team heading toward showdown with top-ranked Shaler.

1 week ago


 South Side Beaver's Cheyenne Seik reaches back to keep the ball in play during a high school volleyball match at the Butler Tournament earlier this season.

West Xtra: South Side Beaver takes on big schools in volleyball tournament

South Side Beaver will play in the big-school bracket at the MAC volleyball tournament this weekend.

1 week ago


West/North Xtra: Even in a rebuilding year, Sewickley looking strong in tennis

Panthers reload, contend for girls tennis title.

1 week ago


North Xtra: Surprising Seneca Valley faces Mars in key match

Volleyball teams square off with first place on the line in Class AAA Section 3.

1 week ago


South Xtra: Peters upholds a strong tennis tradition

Competing in a section that got exponentially tougher, Peters Township hopes to return to its spot among the WPIAL elite.

1 week ago


 Bethel Park's Jess Hanson goes up for a kill shot against Maplewood during action in the Shaler Tournament on Sept. 6.

South Xtra: Bethel volleyball team regroups to stay in mix

Despite significant graduation attrition, Bethel Park is still a WPIAL contender in girls volleyball.

1 week ago


Schifino replaces AD McCallister as Steel Valley basketball coach

Amid controversy, McCallister out, Schifino in as the boys basketball coach at Steel Valley High School.

2 weeks ago


 Keystone Oaks’ Lucas Fievet, left, contests South Fayette’s Mitch Ford for the ball off a corner kick Tuesday in a WPIAL Class AA Section 5 match.

High school highlights: Class A No. 3 Winchester Thurston remains perfect

Winchester Thurston's boys soccer team scores two goals in the second half to improve to 7-0 on the season.

2 weeks ago


 Bethel Park's Matt Kotkiewicz, right, focuses on the ball as Central Catholic's Austin Palmer goes to defend early in the first half Thursday at Bethel Park.

High school highlights: Allderdice rolls to victory

Jeremiah Hardrick rushed 16 times for 92 yards and scored two touchdowns as Allderdice won, 48-8, against Westinghouse.

2 weeks ago


 Central Valley's Carolina Lucci, left, and Ambridge's Kayla Timmons, right, try to head the ball near the goal on a throw in by Central Valley's Lexy Delostrino in the first half Wednesday at Central Valley High School.

High school highlights: Shady Side upsets No. 1 Springdale

Courtney Clark, Olivia Cotter and Juliana Sandford scored to lead Class A No. 3 Shady Side Academy to a 3-0 win at No. 1 Springdale.

2 weeks ago


 Lauren Crites is a senior middle hitter and three-year starter for the South Fayette High School girls volleyball team.

South/West Xtra: South Fayette continues to earn respect on volleyball court

A strong showing at an early-season tournament has the South Fayette girls volleyball team raising its expectations this season.

2 weeks ago


East Xtra: Penn-Trafford handling changes

Girls tennis team dealing with quirks of new schedule.

2 weeks ago


 Before she sustained a knee injury, Hempfield Area's Maddie Holmberg soars to score a point for the Spartans against Penn-Trafford.

East Xtra: Experienced and talented, Hempfield a WPIAL threat

Despite loss of star player, Spartans' girls volleyball team still a contender.

2 weeks ago


North Xtra: North Allegheny, Shady Side girls prepare to tee it up in rivalry match

Shady Side and North Allegheny will battle in girls golf match.

2 weeks ago


North Xtra: There's plenty of talent on the court for Shaler volleyball team

The Shaler girls volleyball team is among the favorites to make a run at a WPIAL title.

2 weeks ago


 EYES WIDE SHUT: Fox Chapel’s Michael Snowball, left, heads the ball away from Plum Tuesday night in WPIAL Class AAA Section 3 match. Plum won, 2-0.

High school highlights: Carlynton boys soccer tops Eden in OT

Tuesday night nearly saw a stunning upset in Class A Section 3 boys soccer, but No. 1 Carlynton pulled out a win against Eden Christian.

3 weeks ago


Girls' Volleyball: West Allegheny's Savisky set to succeed

Tara Savisky is a four-year starter for the West Allegheny girls volleyball team but she's actually been part of the program for five years.

3 weeks ago


WPIAL makes eligibility rulings

Vincentian girls basketball will add another standout to its talented roster, while a top wrestler’s high school career is likely over.

3 weeks ago


 North Allegheny's No. 1 singles player, Anna Li, returns a shot during a match against Hampton.

North Xtra: North Allegheny begins defense of its state tennis title

Girls tennis team once again among the favorites in Class AAA after 6-0 start.

3 weeks ago


North Xtra: Butler targets playoff berth

Girls volleyball team looks to emerge out of rugged Class AAA Section 3.

3 weeks ago


South Xtra: New volleyball coach wants to take Upper St. Clair to the top

A new coach has some big plans for the Upper St. Clair girls volleyball team.

3 weeks ago


 Kiski Area coach Ellen Toy, back on the bench after an illness, instructs her players during a timeout at the Butler Area tournament last Saturday.

East Xtra: Kiski Area coach Toy fights back

Volleyball coach returns, ready to lead Cavaliers into contention.

3 weeks ago


East Xtra: Plum girls singing a very happy tune

Tennis team off to a strong start as it battles to improve on last season's mark.

3 weeks ago


 Hopewell senior Lauryn Driscoll (No. 22) goes up to lift a shot past the Avonworth front line during action in the Butler Invitational.

West Xtra: Hopewell volleyball team wears its new style quite well

Hopewell has adjusted its style of play to its personnel and the on-court results are quite positive.

3 weeks ago


West Xtra: Moon girls impressive on tennis court

Moon Area is off to a tremendous start in girls tennis, winning its first seven matches of the season.

3 weeks ago



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