Deer Lakes scores win vs. Montour, advances to PIHL semifinals

The Eastern Conference champion Lancers (17-5-1) rolled to an 8-1 running-clock victory against Montour (13-10-0) in the quarterfinals.

about 3 hours ago

Shaler scores 7 goals to overcome North Hills hat trick

Austin Martz scored three goals to lead Shaler to a 7-4 victory against North Hills in the first round of the PIHL Class AA playoffs.

1 day ago

WPIAL wrestlers seek strong finish in PIAAs

Local standouts such as Franklin Regional’s Michael Kemerer, Devin Brown and Spencer Lee look to continue their success at the state level.

1 day ago

Kentucky standout high school wrestler headed to Dapper Dan Wrestling Classic

Austin Meyers, who will wrestle in college at West Virginia, will take part in the tournament March 15.

3 days ago

 Waynesburg’s A.C. Headlee won his second WPIAL Class AAA title in three years with a 2-1 overtime victory Saturday against Latrobe’s Luke Pletcher at 132 pounds.

WPIAL wrestling: Long-awaited revenge for Waynesburg's A.C. Headlee

Waynesburg standout A.C. Headlee’s upset of Latrobe’s Luke Pletcher stands out thanks to a thrilling finish.

4 days ago

Upsets reign at Class AAA wrestling tournament

No. 8 seed Luke Kemerer of Hempfield scores the biggest surprise with a victory against No. 2 seed Mike Heinl of Shaler at 126 pounds.

5 days ago

PIAA wrestling: Familiar feeling for Burrell senior in Class AA victory

Burrell’s Al Beattie met Southmoreland rival Jacob Beistel once again in the Class AA Southwest Regional and the result stayed the same.

4 days ago

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.

6 days ago

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.

6 days ago

 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.

6 days ago

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.

6 days ago

 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.

6 days ago

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.

6 days ago

East Xtra: Latrobe prepares for playoff opponent

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

6 days ago

 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.

6 days ago

East Xtra: Latrobe, Franklin Regional dominate

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

6 days ago

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.

6 days ago

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.

6 days ago

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.

6 days ago

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

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

6 days ago

 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.

6 days ago

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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.

6 days ago

North Xtra: Coaches elated with extra berth

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

6 days ago

High school wrestling notebook: Big matchups ahead at regional tournament

While some aspects of the Class AA Southwest Region Tournament will be different for South Fayette’s Jared Walker, his goal remains clear.

1 week ago

North Allegheny sweeps WPIAL Class AAA swimming championships

Once again, the North Allegheny boys and girls teams dominated the field to take home the championships in Class AAA.

1 week ago

Class AA wrestling: South Fayette's Jared Walker joins elite

Lions standout Jared Walker became part of an exclusive WPIAL wrestling club after rallying for his fourth consecutive championship.

1 week ago

WPIAL swimming championships open

North Allegheny continues legacy of dominance on first day at Pitt’s Trees Pool.

1 week ago

PIHL playoff field sorting itself out

With less than a week remaining in the regular season the PIHL playoff field is beginning to take shape.

1 week ago

North Xtra: Mars out to repeat last year's exploits

Despite a small roster,boys swim team records big accomplishments in the pool.

1 week ago

North Xtra: Hampton realizes coach's hopes

Led by freshman, gymnastics team outdistances rival North Allegheny to win WPIAL title.

1 week ago

North/East Xtra: Deer Lakes, Hempfield set for showdown

Hockey teams will play Monday in a game that will probably determine the conference title.

1 week ago

 Shaler Area's Logan Heinl flips Allderdice's Cameron Jacobson on his way to an 8-6 decision in a third-place match at 160 pounds in the Allegheny County tournament.

North Xtra: Attrition weakens wrestling's Section 3

North Allegheny, Shaler among teams with depleted lineups heading into section tournament.

1 week ago

 Belle Vernon's Jacob Dunlap is on top of Franklin Regional's James O'Neil during his 106-pound match at the WPIAL Class AAA team wrestling championship at Penn Hills High School.

South Xtra: Belle Vernon wants to keep it rolling at sectionals

After a strong dual-meet season, Belle Vernon’s wrestlers are out to make their mark in the individual tournaments.

1 week ago

 Mark Granatire Jr. has piled up 22 goals and 30 assists in 17 games this season for the Carrick Cougars.

South Xtra: Carrick dominates the competition in PIHL Class C

The Carrick Cougars, which includes players from several schools, are having a remarkable season on the ice.

1 week ago

South Xtra: Mt. Lebanon rides big upset into WPIAL swimming championships

A surprisingly strong performance against Upper St. Clair earned Mt. Lebanon the section swimming title.

1 week ago

South Xtra: Baldwin senior is runner-up in WPIAL gymnastics

Sparked by a scintillating floor exercise, Baldwin’s Josie Karabinos finishes second in all-around at the WPIAL championships.

1 week ago

East Xtra: Mt. Pleasant girl has her eyes on a title

Senior Fallon Nelson has gone through all the prep work to win a WPIAL swimming championship.

1 week ago

 Belle Vernon's Jacob Dunlap, top, battles to control Franklin Regional's James O'Neil in their 106-pound match at the WPIAL Class AAA team wrestling championships in January at Penn Hills High School. Dunlap won with a pin.

East Xtra: Section 1 is all about quality

Eleven of the 14 wrestlers seeded No. 1 in their weight classes are from Section 1.

1 week ago

 West Allegheny's Nate Hall, top, wrestles against Bethel Park's Paul Dunn in the 160-pound finals of the Allegheny County Tournament at Fox XChapel in January. Dunn won the match by a 4-2 decision.

West Xtra: Section 4 wrestling having a down season

Usually a showcase for WPIAL wrestling, the Section 4-AAA tournament won’t be quite as competitive this year.

1 week ago

West Xtra: Moon trying to regroup for PIHL playoffs

After a disappointing showing against Erie Cathedral Prep, Moon retools for the postseason.

1 week ago

West Xtra: West Allegheny steps up in competition at WPIAL swim meet

After dominating at the Class AA level, West Allegheny swimmers will find the level of competition a bit more challenging this year.

1 week ago

West Xtra: Coach stays busy leading three gymnastics teams

Terri Gazda was a busy woman at last weekends WPIAL gymnastics championships as she coached three competing teams.

1 week ago

WPIAL diving championships: Mars girl sets meet scoring record in Class AA

Sophomore Taylor Hockenberry, who was the runner-up a year ago, breaks mark set in 1998.

2 weeks ago

WPIAL diving championships: Chartiers Valley's Lohman puts up personal best

Chartiers Valley's Maria Lohman win fourth WPIAL diving title in a row.

2 weeks ago

 Franklin Regional’s Devin Brown has a 160-13 record, which includes a 42-9 mark as a freshman in Ohio and a 48-1 mark as a sophomore at Saegertown, Pa.

High school wrestling notebook: Milestone season for WPIAL seniors

Six WPIAL seniors have joined the 150-win club this season, four from Franklin Regional, and five others are closing in on the mark.

2 weeks ago

Tiebreakers point of emphasis with PIHL playoffs drawing near

For the first time this season, the league has opted to use set brackets and play-in games.

2 weeks ago

 Freedom Area's Kody Komara, right, takes on Butler Area's Donovan Malovich during the Chartiers-Houston Tournament to start the 2014-15 wrestling season. Komara won by a 12-2 decision in the 145-pound semifinal match.

West Xtra: South Fayette prepares for Class AA sectionals

After a disappointing performance in the PIAA team tournament, South Fayette is gearing up for individual competition.

3 weeks ago

West Xtra: Sto-Rox Hall of Fame to honor nine alumni, team and others

Sto-Rox will honor former athletes and a championship team as well as some other boosters at its annual hall of fame banquet.

3 weeks ago

 Scott Stoner, the varsity wrestling coach at Butler Area High School, has surpassed 300 career victories.

North Xtra: Butler coach pins down 300th victory

Scott Stoner, in his 22nd season with Golden Tornado, is the 16th coach to reach milestone.

3 weeks ago

North Xtra: Freeport enjoying surprisingly good season

Yellowjackets exceed preseason expectations behind strong team play.

3 weeks ago


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