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Logan hired to lead East Allegheny basketball

By Patrick Cloonan
A veteran basketball coach will return to the sidelines at East Allegheny. The school board voted Tuesday to hire Pete Logan of Rostraver to succeed Vernon Benson, who had one winning season in four campaigns. Board members acknowledged Logan was not the first choice. Another name had been proposed at an earlier ...

Vincentian’s Nee transferring to Highlands
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Jamison Nee is coming home. The standout basketball player from Harrison Township is transferring from Vincentian Academy to Highlands. Highlands athletic director Chuck Debor said ...
Familiar faces to lead West Shamokin basketball teams
By Matt Grubba
West Shamokin stayed close to home in hiring two new basketball coaches. Judd McCullough is the Wolves’ new boys basketball coach, and Frank Nagy takes over the girls program after both were approved unanimously Monday by the Armstrong School Board. McCullough was the girls basketball coach at West Shamokin the last three ...
New Latrobe girls basketball coach wants team to compete with ‘upper echelon’
By Kevin Ritchart
The past few seasons have ended the same way for the Latrobe girls basketball team. The Wildcats have finished in the middle of the pack in Section 1-AAAA and been eliminated in the first round of the WPIAL playoffs three years in a row. New coach Mark Burkardt, who was hired ...
Mt. Lebanon coach Oldaker to coach USA U16 girls team
By The Associated Press
Mt. Lebanon girls basketball coach Dori Oldaker will coach the USA Basketball women’s U16 national team at the FIBA Americas U16 championship June 24-28 in Mexico. Oldaker previously helped lead the USA to gold and a 13-0 record as coach of the 2014 Youth Olympic Games women’s 3-on-3 basketball team. “This ...
Roundball Classic roundup: Small-school boys teams engage in shootout
By George Guido
It was a breakneck pace in the Roundball Classic game between the smaller boys schools Saturday. The Class AA all-star team outscored the Class A squad ...
Deer Lakes boys basketball coach resigns
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Jon McKay doesn’t do things in a halfhearted fashion, especially when it comes to coaching basketball. So when he felt like he was “becoming someone ...
Gorman: Simons says, Montverde
By Kevin Gorman
Troy Simons understands that he could be a cautionary tale, after attending four high schools in as many years. Now a fifth-year senior at University Prep, Simons knows that playing a post-graduate year at Montverde (Fla.) Academy, near Orlando, could change his life. “I’m excited to have a post-grad year,” Simons ...
Penn-Trafford seniors take part in Hoops for a Cure
By Nathan Smith
Penn-Trafford senior basketball players Katy Abreu and Maria Palarino were major catalysts behind the Warriors successful season. Their hard work was recognized last week as they played in the all-star game at the 20th annual Hoops for a Cure at Chartiers Valley, an event that features the top seniors from the ...
Norwin’s Perz plays in annual Hoops for a Cure event
By Nathan Smith
It was a fitting end to the season for Norwin basketball player Curtis Perz. One of the WPIAL’s top scorers this past season, Perz scored 18 ...
Roundball Classic, featuring area’s top senior hoops stars, set for Saturday
By Michael Love
Plum and Gateway’s basketball programs have developed a tradition of sending players to the Roundball Classic all-star games. Last year, Krista Pietropola, who played this past winter at Youngstown State and has since transferred to Slippery Rock, represented the Lady Mustangs at Geneva College. She teamed up with a talented group of ...
Mt. Pleasant, Frazier seniors to play in Roundball Classic
By Jason Black
When Mt. Pleasant’s Alexa Szelong and Frazier’s Cassidy Guiser walked off the court at the end of the 2014-15 high school basketball season, both seniors ...
Redbank Valley’s Dougherty, Ford City’s Davis named Leader Times Players of the Year
By Matt Grubba
Redbank Valley’s Jake Dougherty and Ford City’s Christina Davis were named the Leader Times Basketball Players of the Year. JAKE DOUGHERTY Redbank Valley ...
Area players part of first Undergrad Challenge
By Jeff Oliver
Approximately 10 years ago, when Allen Deep picked up the ball and ran with the Roundball Classic All-Star basketball games, he said every year he ...
Former Central Catholic standout Marotta dies at age 52
By Tony Raap
Marc Marotta had his choice of any college in the country. He was a star basketball player and straight-A student at Central Catholic High School in ...
Gorman: Marotta a ‘tragic loss’
By Kevin Gorman
Marc Marotta’s mother lectured Central Catholic’s Lou DeVito to get the ball to her son, who scored his points within the flow of the game. “He was the focal point of the team anyway,” said DeVito, a friend and classmate. “He was bigger than life. He could walk in a ...
North Allegheny’s Failla headlines newest WPIAL Hall of Fame class
By Jerry DiPaola
Paul Failla’s passion was football, but when Willie Stargell gives you his can of root beer and Andy Van Slyke offers a ride in his ...
Gorman: Rowan ready to make jump
By Kevin Gorman
Maverick Rowan is looking for another high school, but the former Lincoln Park basketball star isn’t planning on playing there. He just wants to ...
Chartiers Valley, Vincentian basketball stars lead Terrific 10 teams
By Chris Harlan
BOYS PLAYER OF THE YEAR Matty McConnell Chartiers Valley 6-1, SR., GUARD Charters Valley senior Matty McConnell had a WPIAL medal around his neck for ...
Hempfield’s Harrell, Norwin’s Gribble named Greensburg Tribune-Review Basketball Players of the Year
By Bill Hartlep and Paul Schofield
BOYS PLAYER OF THE YEAR Kason Harrell Hempfield 6-3, Sr., GUARD There were times this season opposing coaches tried to stop Hempfield senior Kason Harrell with ...
Plum’s Edwards, Burrell’s Bordonaro named Valley News Dispatch Basketball Players of the Year
By Bill Beckner Jr.
BOYS PLAYER OF THE YEAR James Edwards Plum, 6-2, Jr., Guard Who knows what would have become of James Edwards had he stayed with ...
Blackhawk’s Omogrosso, Vincentian’s Wise named state’s players of the year
By Staff Report
Blackhawk’s Chassidy Omogrosso and Vincentian Academy’s Brenna Wise continue to defend their titles. Less than two weeks after they each helped their girls basketball teams ...
Norwin’s Brozeski named Daily News Girls Basketball Coach of the Year
By Bill Hartlep
Norwin’s victory ceremony at Petersen Events Center will be hard to forget for coach Brian Brozeski. The fourth-year coach draped a gold medal around the ...
West Mifflin’s Maha named Daily News Boys Basketball Coach of Year
By Ed Phillipps
One of the joys at the beginning of every basketball season for West Mifflin coach Lance Maha is envisioning his team playing to its potential ...
Plum girls basketball’s Zezza selected to all-state team
By Michael Love
Courtney Zezza stood tall among her peers in the WPIAL this past season, as the 6-foot-3 senior center earned her place among the top players ...
Norwin’s Gribble named Daily News Girls Basketball Player of the Year
By Bill Hartlep
Eleven points is all that separates Alayna Gribble from becoming highest-scoring girls’ basketball player in Norwin history. With likely just one more half of basketball, ...
Rush, Slagus named AP All-State
By Jeff Oliver
Monessen junior Lavalle Rush and Belle Vernon Area senior Kaitlyn Slagus were named to the Associated Press All-State teams for boys’ and girls’ basketball. Rush was ...
West Mifflin’s Garner named Daily News Player of the Year
By Ed Phillipps
No matter what sport is in session, it’s always basketball season for West Mifflin’s Karlyn Garner. While quarterbacking the Titans football team in the fall, Garner ...
Daily News Fabulous 15: Senior girls basketball players had special seasons
By Daily News Staff
Seniors dominated the 2015 Daily News Fabulous 15 girls basketball team. A total of 10 seniors were chosen, including three from WPIAL playoff team Elizabeth ...
Daily News Fabulous 15: Senior standouts highlight boys all-star team
By Daily News Staff
Players from WPIAL playoff qualifiers made up much of the annual Daily News Fabulous 15 boys basketball team for 2015. Class AAAA McKeesport and Class AAA ...
Grodz resigns as Charleroi Area coach
By Jeff Oliver
In three years as Charleroi Area’s girls’ basketball coach. Joe Grodz had one of the highest winning percentages in the school’s history. His teams won 48 ...
Montgomery’s 3s help team to Cager Classic win
By George Guido
Coming down the stretch in the Cager Classic girls all-star event at Highlands High School on Saturday night, the East team needed a lift to ...
Teams set mark for 3-pointers as East boys nip West, 110-109, in Cager Classic
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Playing with intensity down the stretch, the East boys outlasted the West, 110-109, to win the 19th annual Cager Classic on Saturday night at Highlands. More ...
Bordonaro boosts East girls to 79-72 victory in Cager Classic
By George Guido
It took Sydney Bordonaro and her East teammates one half of play to get into gear. But when they did, it resulted in a spectacular second ...
Kittanning senior Kunst shoots lights out at Cager Classic skills event
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Noah Kunst came into the Alle-Kiski Valley’s basketball all-star weekend with extra motivation. It wasn’t a chip on his shoulder; more like pride on his ...
Cager Classic notebook: Highlands, Mars players bury hatchet for the weekend
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Highlands and Mars played three times this season in boys basketball. Mars won all three pressure-packed games, by a combined 10 points. The Planets posted 60-55 ...