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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 10:17 p.m.
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 1:57 p.m.
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 9:00 a.m.
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 ...
Harlan: National recruiters keep busy at Central Catholic
By Chris Harlan
When the spring evaluation period closes at month’s end, Central Catholic’s campus could become a little quieter. For now, the coaches continue to come. “We had Ohio State, Penn State and Notre Dame in the same building (at the same time),” said Rick Capretta, the school’s Dean of Students and ...
Bursic to run for Seton Hill University
By Michael Love
Hannah Bursic got back to running this spring, and she is hoping for big things in the 400-meter dash at Thursday’s WPIAL Class AAA track ...
Gateway’s Swaney to dive for Chatham University
By Michael Love
Nicole Swaney remembers it well. Early in her junior season, the life-long swimmer was asked to take on a new task. “Right before the first meet ...
Fox Chapel athletes sign with colleges
By Marty Stewart
Several Fox Chapel Area High School student-athletes recently signed and committed to Division I and Division II colleges and universities. The students are Kelsey Feeney, ...
Quaker Valley rowing pair announces college commitments
By Karen Kadilak
Quaker Valley senior Sydney Bichsel has become such a fixture on the Three Rivers Junior Rowing team, coach Steve McCarthy said it seems as though ...
Gorman: South Park’s Podgorski perseveres
By Kevin Gorman
Ryan Podgorski was leading South Park to a potential upset of South Fayette when the offensive lineman’s right ACL and Division-I scholarship hopes were torn up. “It changed the landscape of that game,” said South Fayette coach Joe Rossi, whose Lions went on to win the PIAA Class AA title. ...
Harlan: Brashear junior cornerback attracts closer looks
By Chris Harlan
Brashear junior Therran Coleman heard his coach often say that if a player has the talent, college football coaches will find him. “We tell our kids that all the time,” coach Rick Murphy said. “If you’re good enough and you have the grades and do the right things, they’ll ...