Basketball

Smith takes reins of Leechburg boys basketball team emerging from scandal, tumult

Corey Smith is aware of the turbulence that has shaken the Leechburg boys basketball program in recent months. But the new coach of the Blue ...

Vlassich returns to coaching ranks at Thomas Jefferson

Longtime WPIAL girls' basketball coach George Vlassich spent the majority of last season living in California, while helping his daughter settle into a new home. ...

Lafko's career comes full circle

The Joe Lafko Hall of Fame tour has made a couple of stops around the Pittsburgh area the past two decades. Now, it's headed home to ...

Leechburg basketball in limbo after coach fired

The world as they knew it jolted by the loss of their mentor, Leechburg boys basketball players try to adjust to life without coach Damian ...

Leechburg Area seeks new boys basketball coach

Leechburg Area students and parents erupted in anger and broke down in tears after the school board decided Wednesday not to retain boys basketball coach ...

Leaving Brentwood boys basketball coaching job bittersweet for Mislan

When Connor Mislan reached high-school age, there never was a question that his father, Dave, would do whatever it took to watch him play basketball ...

Timing perfect for Mislan to take basketball job at South Fayette

When Connor Mislan reached high-school age, there never was a question that his father, Dave, would do whatever it took to watch him play basketball ...

Gorman: Carney fits at Vincentian Academy

Vincentian Academy has found outside-the-box success in basketball, so it's no surprise that its coaching search centered on the unconventional. After hiring a ...

Gorman: Timing right for Mislan

Dave Mislan was a Brentwood guy through and through, first starring for the Spartans and returning to coach the basketball team for 11 seasons. Mislan ...

Former Jeannette standout Batts signs to play at LIU Brooklyn

Julian Batts' decision to attend prep school paid off with a NCAA Division I basketball scholarship. Batts, a 2015 Jeannette graduate, announced Friday he will be ...

Penn-Trafford back in playoff hunt after win over Norwin

If the Penn-Trafford baseball team ever had a must-win game, it was against Norwin last week. The Warriors were trending in the wrong direction. They had ...

Roundball Classic roundup: Aliquippa player's perfect streak intact

Aliquippa's Chucky Humphries has yet to walk off the floor in a losing cause this season. After a 31-0 Quips' drive to the state title, Humphries ...

Franklin Regional's Summers earns MVP honors in losing effort at Roundball Classic

Todd Summers hoped to cap his high school basketball career with a victory Saturday when his Quad-A team of all-stars face a group of stars ...

Highlands coach Stoczynski enjoys leading Class AAA team at Roundball Classic

After coaching against Mars standouts John Castello and Christian Schmitt 10 times over the past four seasons, Highlands coach Tyler Stoczynski finally got a chance ...

Plum duo set for Roundball all-star basketball games

James Edwards is looking to what lies ahead for him both on and off the basketball court at the Air Force Academy. But the Plum senior ...

North Catholic's Breen named state's Class A Player of the Year

Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic's girls basketball team won its eighth PIAA title last month, and junior Sam Breen and coach Molly Rottmann were two major ...

Allderdice's Jackson, Norwin's Gribble named Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Basketball Players of the Year

Boys Basketball Player of the Year James Jackson Allderdice 6-3, senior, Guard Allderdice senior James Jackson marveled at the crowds that followed his Dragons all ...

Summers, Shedd to represent Franklin Regional at Roundball

Todd Summers is gearing up for his freshman season on the Villanova University football team. But the Franklin Regional senior also will turn his attention to ...

CWNC girls enjoy state title, look forward to new challenges

Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic's girls basketball team showed resiliency this season. After falling to rival Vincentian in the WPIAL Class A championship game, the Trojanettes rebounded ...

Latrobe's Butler, Norwin's Gribble named Westmoreland Tribune-Review Basketball Players of the Year

Boys Basketball Player of the Year Austin Butler LATROBE 6-4, JR., GUARD/FORWARD Latrobe boys basketball coach Brad Wetzel wants his players to focus on taking ...

Highlands' Nee, Burrell's Myers named Valley News Dispatch Basketball Players of the Year

Valley News Dispatch Boys Player of the Year JAMISON NEE Highlands 6-0, Sr., G When he discovered Highlands had made the WPIAL ...

Senior duo carries on Gateway's Roundball Classic tradition

A tradition of Gateway participation in the annual Roundball Classic senior all-star basketball games continues next month, as seniors Frank Bozicevic and Etholian Vennie will ...

Baldwin seniors relish basketball memories

The senior members of the Baldwin girls' basketball team were lauded for their high-school accomplishments at a home game late in the 2015-16 season. Senior team ...

Allderdice bows to defending state champ Roman Catholic in PIAA Class AAAA title game

HERSHEY — Allderdice knew the road to a PIAA championship would go through defending champion Roman Catholic, so the Dragons started their season in Philadelphia ...

Aliquippa boys complete undefeated season with PIAA Class AA title

HERSHEY — Kaezon Pugh wore a cut-down Giant Center net around his neck. Sheldon Jeter carried an oversized chocolate bar around the arena. Jassir Jordan ...

Breen's near triple-double leads North Catholic to PIAA Class A title

HERSHEY — Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic junior Sam Breen can hang her own PIAA championship banner next to one her coach won as a junior ...

Mars pair combines to take over Cager Classic

Mars' duo of Christian Schmitt and John Castello made their presence known from the West's first basket until the final buzzer Saturday night at the ...

Buchser-led East girls win Cager Classic

Riverview's Sadie Buchser knows what it's like playing against top-notch talent. This past season, her Raiders played 21 of 25 of their games against playoff teams. So ...

CWNC boys relish WPIAL title

Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic's boys basketball team won two championships this season. The Trojans claimed the Section 2 title and won the WPIAL Class A crown. ...

Plum seniors make impact at Cager Classic all-star basketball event

Records seem to fall each year at the Cager Classic boys basketball all-star game. Last year, the teams combined for a record 33 3-pointers as the ...

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