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Westmoreland high school sports look-ahead: Week of Nov. 6, 2017

Bill Beckner Jr.
| Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, 6:36 p.m.
Penn-Trafford's Kiley Dugan (left) celebrates after scoring the winning goal in overtime on the girls WPIAL Class AA championship game against Norwin Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, at Highmark Stadium.
Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review
Penn-Trafford's Kiley Dugan (left) celebrates after scoring the winning goal in overtime on the girls WPIAL Class AA championship game against Norwin Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, at Highmark Stadium.
Penn-Trafford's Mackenzie Aunkst (2) maneuvers with the ball against Norwin in the second half on Wednesday Oct. 11, 2017 at Norwin.
Christian Tyler Randolph | Tribune-Review
Penn-Trafford's Mackenzie Aunkst (2) maneuvers with the ball against Norwin in the second half on Wednesday Oct. 11, 2017 at Norwin.
Belle Vernon's Brandon Roche celebrates as time expires in the Leopards' 21-17 victory over Thomas Jefferson Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, in Rostraver.
Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review
Belle Vernon's Brandon Roche celebrates as time expires in the Leopards' 21-17 victory over Thomas Jefferson Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, in Rostraver.

Highlights of the week ahead in Westmoreland high school sports:

MONDAY

Hockey

A pair of area teams face off at 7:50 p.m. at Center Ice in Delmont as Hempfield (4-0) visits Franklin Regional (3-1) in Class AA play.

TUESDAY

Girls soccer

It's the start of the PIAA playoffs, and three Westmoreland teams will look to start runs in the state postseason, including a pair of WPIAL champions.

Penn-Trafford, which sneaked past Norwin, 2-1, in overtime Saturday for its first WPIAL championship since 2003, will take on WPIAL third-place team North Allegheny in the Class AAAA state first round.

Norwin opens against District 6 champion State College.

In Class A, Greensburg Central Catholic takes on Brockway, the District 9 runner-up.

WEDNESDAY

Signing day

College athletes can begin signing with colleges as the NCAA early signing period begins. Athletes can sign in basketball, baseball, softball, track and field, wrestling, golf and a few other sports.

FRIDAY

Football

The second round of the WPIAL playoffs will be played around the district. For classes 6A through 4A, it will be the semifinal round. Class 2A and A move into the quarterfinals.

Game sites will be announced Monday.

Class 5A No. 1 seed Penn-Trafford takes on No. 5 Upper St. Clair, and No. 2 Belle Vernon gets a rematch with Thomas Jefferson in the 4A semis.

And Jeannette faces Rochester, the team it beat in last year's semifinals, in the Class A quarterfinals.

Ligonier Valley hosts a second-round game in the District 6 playoffs against Cambria Heights.

SATURDAY

Girls soccer

The PIAA soccer playoffs move into the second round.

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