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Apollo-Ridge’s Tipton, Connellsville’s Wiltrout are Pittsburgh Trib’s Athletes of the Year

By Bill Beckner Jr.
Apollo-Ridge’s Tre Tipton and Connellsville’s Madison Wiltrout have been named the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Athletes of the Year. Tre Tipton Apollo-Ridge · Senior ...

Penn-Trafford’s Aunkst, Jeannette’s Batts named Greensburg Tribune-Review Athletes of the Year
By Paul Schofield
Penn-Trafford senior Casey Aunkst and Jeannette senior Julian Batts have been selected as the Greensburg Tribune-Review Athletes of the Year. Casey Aunkst Penn-Trafford ...
Ford City’s Davis, Apollo-Ridge’s Tipton named Valley News Dispatch Athletes of the Year
By Doug Gulasy
Ford City’s Christina Davis and Apollo-Ridge’s Tre Tipton have been named the 2014-15 Valley News Dispatch Athletes of the Year. CHRISTINA DAVIS FORD CITY ...
‘Grimm’ task: Finding 3 new head coaches for Ringgold
By Jeff Oliver
Laura Grimm knew before she took over as athletic director at Ringgold that she would have to find one varsity head coach. That’s because to be ...
New Freeport AD brings passion for job
By Bill Beckner Jr.
You might say Shawn Stivenson already has plenty of experience as an athletic director — just look at his kids’ sports schedules. His 10-year-old son, Brady, ...
Deer Lakes athletes going cross country
By Doug Gulasy
Alex Herman won’t feel nearly as alone running this fall. After spending two years trying to create a cross country program at Deer Lakes and another ...
Armstrong athletic directors tackle big job
By Jerin Steele
It’s still a couple of months before the first school bell rings at new Armstrong High School, but as each summer day passes by, the ...
TJ’s Grassi, Risley planning to embark on engineering careers
By Jennifer Goga
Tim Grassi and Paige Risely, both of Jefferson Hills, were among the top scholars who graduated recently from Thomas Jefferson High School. Grassi was valedictorian and ...
Brine tournament provides unique opportunity for area lacrosse players
By Wynston Wilcox
High school students from around the nation had the opportunity to participate in the Brine National Lacrosse tournament from June 29-July 2. This year, more than 1,700 student-athletes representing 31 states competed in the tournament, held at the River City Sportsplex in Midlothian, Va. The purpose of the tournament was to ...
Ellis School’s Muse honored by U.S. Lacrosse
By Alex Oltmanns
With the girls lacrosse season over and postseason accolades being handed out, Olivia Muse was not only honored for her work on the field but in the classroom, as well. The Ellis School rising senior midfielder and Sewickley resident was named a high school Academic All-American by U.S. Lacrosse. The honor is ...
Shady Side Academy graduate Harchelroad excels in 3 sports
By Marty Stewart
Recent Shady Side Academy graduate Gabby Harchelroad left behind a legacy of a three-sport star. She has been playing basketball, field hockey and lacrosse since her ...
Guido: 48 years later, Armstrong School District down to 2 high schools
By George Guido
Wednesday is the first official day for the new Armstrong High School. There won’t be any classes, but the school officially comes in existence as ...
Knoch athletes, teams savor most successful year in school’s history
By William Whalen
After decades of coming up short and playing second fiddle to other programs in Class AAA, Knoch finally has taken the next step, breaking through ...
Players, friends, family turn out for Asmonga
By Jeff Oliver
When Don Asmonga coached basketball and baseball for Belle Vernon Area, he was known as a strict disciplinarian. Asmonga was tough on all of his players, ...
Trib Cup: Fox Chapel, Deer Lakes, Neshannock, Sewickley Academy lead spring standings
By Alex Oltmanns
Four local schools had a little extra to celebrate at the conclusion of this year’s high school sports calendar, finishing as the top point scorers during the spring season in the Trib Total Media/WPXI High School Sports award standings. A culmination of the success across a wide range of sports, ...
Moon lacrosse captain selected to play in national tournament
By Wynston Wilcox
Salvatore Pollastro wanted to bring a little bit of the East Coast to Western Pennsylvania with his lacrosse skills. He was never interested in other sports. ...
Quaker Valley’s Bouchard busy with wide range of interests, including lacrosse
By Wynston Wilcox
Among Aubrey Bouchard’s many and varied passions, lacrosse tops the list. Bouchard, who is going into her senior year at Quaker Valley, started playing when she ...
Western Beaver gymnast wins national bars title
By Karen Kadilak
Western Beaver’s Makayla Gologram capped her high school gymnastics career in impressive fashion at the National High School Gymnastics Association Senior Showcase Invitational meet in ...
Plum Sports HOF Class of ’15 announced
By Michael Love
The 2015 Plum High School Sports Hall of Fame class has been announced, and the eight-member group will be inducted Nov. 12 at Edgewood Country Club in Churchill. Here is a look at this year’s class of honorees: Sean Clair, Class of 2005 — The three-time WPIAL wrestling champion also was ...
Guido: Football stars spearhead Kiski Area Hall of Fame class
By George Guido
Two all-state football players from the same team and a former NFL player will be part of this year’s Kiski Area Sports Hall of Fame ...
High school notebook: WPIAL rules in favor of North Catholic transfer Taylor
By Chris Harlan
Erick Taylor’s mother insisted that her son did not transfer to Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic because former Steelers linebacker Jason Gildon was hired as the school’s football coach. In fact, she had to search the Internet to learn exactly who Gildon was, said Kalisha Taylor, who told WPIAL board members that ...
Multi-sport star Wade honored as Daily News Athlete of the Year
By Dave Mackall
Playing four sports isn’t easy. Or is it? Ask Clairton’s Lamont Wade. “For now, I’m playing everything, and I’m working every day,” Wade said. “It’s not too much ...
Norwin’s Gribble named Daily News Girls Athlete of the Year
By Ed Phillipps
The banner year the Norwin girls basketball team did not quite register for Alayna Gribble until she saw the banner itself. At a late-May unveiling for ...
Bilinsky excited for role as Mt. Pleasant athletic director
By A.J. Panian
As Mt. Pleasant’s new athletic director, Allan Bilinsky said he understands the district’s standard of sporting excellence. “You see ‘MP,’ you know it’s Mt. Pleasant,” said ...
Fathers enjoy challenges that come with coaching their own children
By Doug Gulasy
Mike Beale knows he spends more time with his sons, Josh and Ben, than many fathers are able to with theirs. As coach for the Freeport ...
A-K Valley high school notebook: Highlands senior awaits eligibility ruling
By Doug Gulasy
In Highlands athletic director Chuck Debor’s words, sports “helped save” Emilio Seymour. Now the school district is hoping to help him get one more year ...
Mars girls lacrosse team looking ahead
By Joe Sager
The Mars girls lacrosse team had championship dreams in only its second year as a varsity program. After reaching the WPIAL Division II semifinals last year, ...
Quaker Valley Hall of Fame announces Class of 2015
By Staff Report
The Quaker Valley Sports Hall of Fame has announced the inductees for the Class of 2015. The inductees include two WPIAL championship teams — the 1983 ...
Penn-Trafford athletic trainer Cooper receives national honor
By Nathan Smith
Penn-Trafford athletic trainer Larry Cooper’s list of honors is one of an distinguished veteran. But now he can say he is the best. The 33-year veteran was ...
Brentwood’s Warner welcomes induction into WPIAL Hall of Fame
By Ray Fisher
It was most appropriate that Dave Warner was the first person from Brentwood High School to be inducted into the WPIAL Hall of Fame. Warner, ...
Guido: Many now-defunct schools went out with flourish
By George Guido
Kittanning and Ford City high schools have dismissed for the year — and forever. The schools officially will close June 30, transitioning to the new Armstrong High School in Manor the following day. The final team athletic events in Kittanning and Ford City history were WPIAL playoff baseball games. Kittanning fell to ...
WPIAL denies rule change requested by Avonworth golfers
By Chris Harlan
The WPIAL board denied a request from two Avonworth golfers that would have let both qualify for the girls championship. Avonworth does not have a girls golf team, so the school can enter only one competitor in the girls section qualifier. Avonworth requested relief from that PIAA policy for sisters Caroline ...
Avonworth golfers seek WPIAL rules change
By Chris Harlan
Avonworth sisters Caroline and Katie Carlson are the best golfers on the boys team, but only one can enter the WPIAL girls championship. Their father wants that to change. At a hearing Monday, Kurt Carlson and school administrators asked the WPIAL board to reconsider a policy that ...
Southmoreland sports year filled with success
By Paul Paterra
Southmoreland athletic director Charlie Swink used the words “proud” and “happy” when talking about the recently completed high school sports year. Those words are quite appropriate. Scottie ...
Butler County spotlight athletes: June 14, 2015
By Joe Sager
Ty Reginelli School: Mars Year: Senior Sport: Baseball Claim to fame: Reginelli earned MVP honors in the WPIAL Baseball Coaches Association Class AAAA vs. Class ...
Ex-MLB player Francona a big hit at WPIAL Hall of Fame gala
By Jerry DiPaola
To this day, Tito Francona can see the football sail through the Dormont night and slide just inside the right crossbar. But the referee — ...