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Previewing the 2016 WPIAL baseball season

Class AAAA Preseason Top Five Team (2015 record) 1. Central Catholic (12-8) 2. Plum (19-3) 3. North Allegheny (12-9) 4. Butler (10-10) 5. Latrobe (11-10) Section favorites 1. North Allegheny: A ...

Avonworth boys set championship expectations

The Avonworth basketball team has won four of its last five games and secured a playoff berth heading into Friday's season finale against Northgate. Despite their ...

5 WPIAL Class A players named to all-state team; 2 picked in Class AAA

Five players from the WPIAL were honored Wednesday as members of the Class A PA Football Writers all-state team. The group included Riverside senior quarterback Jason ...

Unbeaten Clairton dismisses Avonworth in WPIAL Class A quarterfinals

In a rematch of last year's WPIAL Class A title game, defending champion Clairton dominated the second half and defeated Avonworth, 46-21, in the WPIAL ...

Gorman: Avonworth QB Chandler cherishes record season

Zach Chandler saw his sophomore season end with a broken collarbone, and then watched the WPIAL final his junior year on a scooter as he ...

Benedetti's overtime score propels Seton-La Salle boys soccer to WPIAL Class A title

Who ride? We ride. The traditional chant was even stronger and unified for the Seton-La Salle boys soccer team, which is headed to its second consecutive ...

Previewing the 2015 WPIAL soccer championships

CLASS AAA BOYS No. 4 Canon-McMillan vs. No. 2 Fox Chapel When: 8 p.m. Friday Records: Canon-McMillan (17-3), Fox Chapel (17-1-1) How they got here: ...

High school football statewide notebook: Bishop Guilfoyle chasing another unbeaten season

Defending PIAA Class A champion Bishop Guilfoyle will endeavor to complete its second consecutive undefeated regular season this Friday night when the Marauders host 8-1 ...

Gorman: Avonworth's Pappas pulls double duty

Cole Pappas knows the frantic feeling that accompanies a game-winning kick. "You have a nervous breakdown before you take those kicks," Pappas said. "It's crazy ...

Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic gets vengeance against Avonworth

Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic got its revenge. Now the Trojans have a shot at a fourth straight conference championship. Khalil Weathers and Keith Wells scored second-half ...

Gorman: A ridiculous rule for golf

Where Katie Carlson was playing golf Tuesday at Rolling Hills Country Club, her sister Caroline was running a cross country meet on the rolling hills ...

Big plays decisive as Avonworth downs Shenango

Avonworth's pass-first offense continued to produce big plays in a 28-20 victory over visiting Shenango on Friday. Senior quarterback Zach Chandler completed 16 of 30 passes ...

Trib Cup: Avonworth girls volleyball off to quick start

With just over two weeks left in the 2014 regular season, the Avonworth girls volleyball team was a longshot to qualify for the WPIAL Class ...

Gorman: Avonworth QB enjoys healthy start

Zach Chandler can't help but wonder what his junior season could have been, if only he had stayed healthy. The Avonworth quarterback led the WPIAL ...

Class A breakdown: Teams going Bear hunting again this season chasing Clairton

Clairton football coach Wayne Wade's team achieved almost everything it set out to do in 2014, everything except win the PIAA Class A title. The way ...

Avonworth hopes to build on special season

Advancing to the WPIAL title game last season for the first time in 55 years was certainly a memorable moment for the Avonworth program. But after ...

WPIAL denies rule change requested by Avonworth golfers

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 ...

Class AA gets walk-off win to cap all-star games

It was announced that if the WPIAL Class AA/A all-star contest was tied after nine innings, the game would be declared a draw. That made Class ...

High school notebook: WPIAL honors scholar-athletes

The vastly expanded WPIAL scholar-athlete luncheon Monday included 20 individuals who received $1,000 each in scholarship money to their chosen colleges. The program honored two or ...

High school notebook: Franklin Regional coach, wrestlers honored nationally

Franklin Regional wrestling coach Eric Mausser on Tuesday was named the All-USA Wrestling Coach of the Year by USA Today. The eighth-year coach led the ...

McGuffey's top-seeded Nicolella advances to WPIAL Class AA wrestling semifinals

The best of WPIAL Class AA wrestling became demystified for McGuffey junior Gage Nicolella on Friday evening at South Fayette. His introduction to the classification's WPIAL ...

WPIAL Class A notebook: Clairton climbs all-time title list

Clairton's victory brought the school its 11th WPIAL football title. That ties New Castle for second on the all-time WPIAL championship list. Aliquippa is tops ...

Clairton wins 11th WPIAL football championship

Lamont Wade barely could contain his excitement, and who could blame him? His Clairton football team had just won another WPIAL championship. Wade, the Bears' standout ...

Avonworth faces 'tall order' against unbeaten Clairton

So much for that Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic-Clairton matchup. Avonworth took care of that. Get ready for Clairton-Avonworth at 11 a.m. Friday at Heinz Field in ...

Gorman: Wasko fulfills 'Lopes hopes

As Avonworth's fullback, Brandon Wasko had to overcome an impactful injury in front of him while dealing with a devastating death behind him. Wasko made ...


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