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Brashear cornerback Coleman picks Pitt

By Jerry DiPaola
Pitt received its 10th commitment from the Class of 2016 on Sunday night when Brashear cornerback Therran Coleman said he plans to enroll next year. Coleman, ...

Penn-Trafford receiver Vecchio excited about RMU commitment
By Nathan Smith
As the top returning wide receiver in Class AAAA in the WPIAL, a lot of eyes will be on Penn-Trafford senior Tim Vecchio. Apparently the staff ...
Norwin tight end Petrick switches commitment to Temple
By Nathan Smith
When Norwin senior tight end Steve Petrick initially made his college commitment, he was going to be a Duke. Now he is going to be an ...
North Allegheny tackle Lugg commits to Notre Dame
By Kevin Gorman
Josh Lugg has yet to start a game for North Allegheny, but the 6-foot-7, 283-pound junior left tackle made a verbal commitment Friday to one of college football’s traditional powers in Notre Dame. Lugg, who had 14 scholarship offers, chose the Fighting Irish over Pitt, Michigan State, Tennessee and Wisconsin ...
Serra Catholic’s Pitchford to compete at Duquense
By Kevin Ritchart
Everything’s been going right for Serra Catholic graduate Hannah Pitchford lately. Last spring, that wasn’t such a good thing though. Pitchford went through a stretch where ...
N.C. State was best fit for former Lincoln Park star Rowan
By Kevin Gorman
Maverick Rowan believes he is misunderstood but makes no apologies. Not for leaving Lincoln Park. Or reopening his recruitment after committing to Pitt. Or reclassifying to ...
Knoch ace Shinsky commits to Ohio
By Bill Beckner Jr.
After getting Cole Shinsky in its corner, Ohio University won’t have to wait in line to see Southpaw. Shinsky, the hard-throwing lefty pitcher from Knoch, ...
Former Lincoln Park basketball star Rowan chooses N.C. State
By Kevin Gorman
Maverick Rowan, the former Lincoln Park basketball star, announced Sunday on Twitter that he made a verbal commitment to N.C. State. Rowan’s father, Ron, confirmed ...
Harlan: Carmody ‘a little awestruck’ by early offers
By Chris Harlan
Mars sophomore Robby Carmody traveled hundreds of miles to play basketball this summer and now has two college coaches interested in keeping him close to home. Duquesne coach Jim Ferry and Penn State’s Pat Chambers were the first to offer Carmody a scholarship after watching the 6-foot-4 guard compete out ...
Fox Chapel’s Cohen commits to Hartford for tennis
By Marty Stewart
Lacey Cohen, a rising senior at Fox Chapel, has made a verbal commitment to play tennis at the University of Hartford. “I had been considering a ...
Derry softball’s Bisi commits to Robert Morris
By Alex Oltmanns
It didn’t take long for Chelsea Bisi to make a name for herself as a top-level WPIAL softball player. Batting cleanup and playing shortstop for Derry ...
GCC pitcher Liberatore switches to Pitt
By Paul Schofield
Greensburg Central Catholic graduate Collin Liberatore was all set to attend Campbell this fall. But things changed the past month, and the 2015 Tribune-Review Baseball Player ...
Laurel Highlands grad pursues hoop dreams at Carlow
By Les Harvath
With high school behind him and a career ahead of him, Laurel Highlands High School grad Tyler Eadie is headed to Carlow University in Pittsburgh ...
Sarber to join to 2 former Thomas Jefferson teammates at Carlow
By Ed Phillipps
When Cameron Sarber first walked into an open gym at Thomas Jefferson as a freshman, head coach Dom DeCicco had a simple message for him. ...
Franklin Regional's Beadle makes verbal to Ohio U.
By Michael Love
Franklin Regional rising senior Sean Beadle celebrated the July 4 weekend knowing that an important piece of his academic and athletic future has been nailed ...
Fox Chapel’s McCrady to play lacrosse at Brown
By Marty Stewart
Levi McCrady, who will be entering his senior year at Fox Chapel, is taking his considerable lacrosse skills to Brown University. He recently announced his ...
Bishop Canevin’s Vallecorsa commits to Cal (Pa.)
By Nathan Smith
It is a dream come true for Gina Vallecorsa. The Bishop Canevin rising senior has known for years she wanted to continue her playing career at ...
High school notebook: Hempfield softball star Ryan commits to Notre Dame
By Karen Price
Notre Dame softball coach Deanna Gumpf and associate coach Lizzie Ristano watched Hempfield’s Morgan Ryan pitch at the Team New Jersey Summer Classic over the ...
Softball players commit to Seton Hill
By Staff Reports
Yough catcher/infielder Allie Harvey and McKeesport shortstop Vanessa Falce have verbally committed to Division II Seton Hill. Both players, who will enter their senior year of high school, will sign letters of intent during the next early period beginning in November, said Art “Dutch” Harvey, the Yough softball coach who …
Division I players Bowers, Tipton getting early start
By Doug Gulasy
Nick Bowers’ college football recruitment lasted for more than a year, followed by another four months of waiting after he signed his national letter of ...
Gateway grad Mandella ready for challenges in and out of pool at IUP
By Michael Love
In January, Gateway’s Sydney Mandella was recognized by the U.S. Army for her efforts both in the swimming pool and in the classroom. The honor emphasized ...
Gateway’s Gray commits to double duty at Kent State
By Michael Love
Gateway graduate Cameron Gray played football and ran track during his time with the Gators. That athletic passion continued this past season as he attended the ...
High school notebook: Highlands’ Lineburg’s collegiate stock rising
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Highlands will have a number of key players returning from last year’s 10-1 football team that reached the WPIAL quarterfinals and won the Allegheny Conference ...
Knoch pair showcasing Division I arms
By Chris Harlan
Knoch pitchers Cole Shinsky and Alex Stobert saw their breakout summers start a few weeks early. The two juniors expected to attract college interest this summer while traveling the country with the Glaciers, an all-star team from Ohio. But their recruiting status likely received an early boost when the pair ...
Gateway’s Dale hopes to help Geneva College defensive line
By Michael Love
Hunter Dale will play for his fourth head coach in four seasons when he begins his college football career this fall at Geneva College. The recent ...
Gateway receiver/defensive back commits to play football at Virginia
By Mike Love
Gateway rising senior Aidan Howard on Sunday verbally committed to play football at Virginia, one day after receiving a scholarship offer from the Cavaliers. The 6-foot-4 receiver/defensive back also had offers from Robert Morris and Massachusetts. “This is a great opportunity for me,” Howard said. “With my size and ability, I will ...
Harlan: Penn Hills’ Kisner raises profile at DB
By Chris Harlan
With a natural ball-hawk approach, Penn Hills’ Billy Kisner eventually could become a solid cornerback in college. But first, he’ll work to become one in ...
Central Catholic’s Frezza to row at Delaware
By Karen Kadilak
The shortest person on most boats, Central Catholic senior Edoardo Frezza said he had to row fast to keep up with taller boys on the ...
Shady Side Academy lacrosse players make college decisions
By Marty Stewart
Three members of the Shady Side Academy boys lacrosse team recently announced their college choices. Robby Woodings will be attending the United States Military Academy ...
Gateway's Harris to head west for next step on journey
By Michael Love
Daylon Harris was at the heart of the Gateway varsity boys basketball team the past several seasons, and as a senior this past winter, he ...
Chapla excited for opportunity at Crimson Tide kicking camp
By Michael Love
Plum junior Jake Chapla set a new school record for the longest field goal — 51 yards — during last fall’s Quad East conference victory ...
Armstrong’s Miller to continue hockey progression with Indiana team
By Gary Horvath
Armstrong hockey senior Christian Miller has signed with the Indiana Attack of the Tier III junior U.S. Premier Hockey League Mid-West Division for the 2015-16 ...
Norwin’s Plecenik to continue competing with Seton Hill track
By Nathan Smith
While Kelsey Plecenik wrapped up her high school track and field career last week, the Norwin senior is far from finished as she will continue ...
Norwin’s Ridgeway commits to West Liberty wrestling
By Nathan Smith
Heading into his senior season, Norwin wrestler Josh Ridgeway didn’t know if he would continue the sport at the next level. But after a strong season ...
Harlan: Coveted North Hills lineman fits up-tempo style
By Chris Harlan
North Hills junior Jake Buccigrossi would prefer a hurry-up offense in college, one that requires everyone to hustle downfield. “That will really influence my decision,” he said. “I’d like a fast pace.” How many linemen say that? A 6-foot-4, 280-pound two-way tackle for the Indians, Buccigrossi is more mobile than ...
Gateway’s Wade, Young to continue hoops pursuits in college
By Michael Love
Alexis Young and London Wade came to Gateway from different schools wanting to make an impact in their time with the Gators. Wade, who transferred from ...