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Brentwood track coach returning to Mt. Lebanon sideline

By Brian Knavish
In these parts, Mike Cramer is most known for being the head track and field coach at Brentwood High School. But just a couple boroughs away, ...
Central Catholic’s DeRenzo named Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Baseball Player of the Year
By Chris Harlan
PLAYER OF THE YEAR DOMENIC DERENZO Central Catholic, Senior, Catcher When Central Catholic’s season ended, Domenic DeRenzo hurried off to Martha’s Vineyard for a ...
Quaker Valley’s 7-goal run fuels lacrosse victory over Mt. Lebanon
By Gary Horvath 10:45 p.m.
The venue was different, but that was about the only change in Saturday’s rematch of the WPIAL Division I girls lacrosse championship between Mt. Lebanon and Quaker Valley. For the second time in 10 days, Quaker Valley (19-1) defeated Mt. Lebanon, 11-8, in a PIAA quarterfinal at Moon. Quaker Valley will face ...
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Mt. Lebanon’s Dan Lee, Quaker Valley’s Hannah Bablak
By Alex Oltmanns
Dan Lee School: Mt. Lebanon Year: Junior Sport: Lacrosse Claim to fame: The junior scored the game-winning goal, his third of the game, with 6 ...
Mt. Lebanon, Hampton capture WPIAL boys lacrosse titles
By Jerry Clark and Chris Harlan
For the fourth time in seven years, Mt. Lebanon is WPIAL champ. Blue Devils junior Dan Lee scored the winner with 6 seconds left ...
WPIAL powers Mt. Lebanon, NA to meet for boys lacrosse title
By Bill Hartlep
As WPIAL boys lacrosse powers, North Allegheny and Mt. Lebanon have engaged in their share of heated matchups. The top two seeds in this year’s WPIAL Division I tournament will meet in the championship game at 8 p.m. Friday at Highmark Stadium, and fans can expect another close contest. The past ...
Shaler girls lacrosse wins 3rd straight title; Quaker Valley takes D-I
By Gary Horvath
Buoyed by senior Shannon Lynch’s three second-half goals, the No. 2 Shaler girls lacrosse team overcame a 4-3 halftime deficit to win its third consecutive ...
Blackhawk girls set to face 2-time defending champ Shaler for title
By Bill Hartlep
After coming so close the past few seasons, the Blackhawk girls lacrosse team has finally reached the pinnacle of WPIAL competition. Losses to Chartiers Valley ...
High school notebook: WPIAL honors scholar-athletes
By George Guido
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 four athletes in its previous 23 years. Girls receiving scholarships at the Green Tree DoubleTree hotel were Maria Fleck (Mohawk), Madeline Holmberg (Hempfield), Victoria Kocsuta (Montour), ...
Lost among high scorers, lacrosse faceoff specialists can tilt field
By Bill West
In the middle of a conversation before his team’s WPIAL Division I quarterfinal game against Sewickley Academy, North Allegheny senior midfielder Zach Smith casually used ...
Western Pa. teams blanked at PIAA team tennis championships
By Jeff Dewees
HERSHEY — The WPIAL was well represented at the PIAA team tennis championships at Hershey Racquet Club, with three of the final eight teams across both classifications hailing from the region. But a championship eluded all of them. Upper St. Clair got the furthest. The Panthers reached Saturday’s Class AAA championship match ...
Breaking down the 2015 WPIAL baseball playoffs
By Chris Harlan
Class AAAA Defending champion Seneca Valley The favorite Mt. Lebanon might have the WPIAL’s top pitcher in Coastal Carolina recruit Austin Kitchen, a lefty. ...
HS notebook: WPIAL announces baseball playoff pairings
By Staff Reports
Mt. Lebanon (Class AAAA), Chartiers Valley (AAA), Keystone Oaks (AA) and California (A) earned the No. 1 seeds in their respective classifications Friday when the ...
Without home field, Mt. Lebanon baseball team finds success on road
By Chris Harlan
Without much argument, Mt. Lebanon can claim the toughest road schedule in the WPIAL this baseball season. But it wasn’t entirely by choice. ...
North Allegheny boys, Mt. Lebanon girls win Tri-State Championships track titles
By Dave Mackall
North Allegheny’s balanced approach worked well for its boys track and field team Saturday at the Tri-State Championships, and the Mt. Lebanon girls relied on ...
Gorman: Kentucky in David’s sight
By Kevin Gorman
It was a pinch-me moment for Jonny David, one his father put in perspective Saturday night after Kentucky’s perfect season ended in the Final Four. “The next time they walk back onto the court, Jonny,” Joey David told his son, “you’re going to be part of that program.” When Kentucky coach ...
Franklin Regional’s Lee named Tribune-Review Wrestler of the Year
By Paul Schofield
Franklin Regional wrestler Spencer Lee did something this year that many in his shoes might not have — wrestled at a higher weight so his ...
Allderdice uses late run to overtake Mt. Lebanon
By Chris Harlan
The last run belonged to Allderdice. Allderdice junior Tim Jackson scored 15 of his 28 points in the second half as the Dragons erased a ...
HS wrestling notebook: Penn Hills senior wrestler overcomes sprained knee ligament at state tourney
By Bill West
Already the victim of stomach ulcers as a junior, Penn Hills senior 170-pounder Te’Shan Campbell refused to let his body betray him again in his ...
Chartiers Valley ousted by Mt. Lebanon on last-second shot
By Karen Price
Neither Jonny David nor his father, Mt. Lebanon coach Joe David, could quite say what happened on the game-winning play of the Blue Devils’ first-round PIAA upset win over Chartiers Valley on Saturday at Canon-McMillan High School. Chartiers Valley’s Matty McConnell had just hit a 3-pointer to tie the score in ...
Play-in games provide welcome opportunity for WPIAL hoop teams
By Chris Harlan
Mt. Lebanon coach Joe David and his boys basketball team could have spent a week wishing for North Hills to win the WPIAL title. A year ...
Gorman: PIAA repeat a ‘tall task’
By Kevin Gorman
As Blackhawk, Seton-La Salle and Vincentian begin defense of their PIAA girls basketball titles, I searched for expertise on how to repeat. “I’m definitely not the expert,” Dori Oldaker said. Her resume suggests otherwise: Oldaker won back-to-back PIAA Class AAA crowns at Blackhawk in 1999-2000, and three straight state Class ...
Mt. Lebanon senior Stout has legacy that links to Kurt Angle
By Bill West
Likely just one man can say with confidence that he knows the similarities and differences between Mt. Lebanon’s two most recent WPIAL wrestling champions. That ...
Penn Hills girls make statement against Mt. Lebanon
By Karen Price
What was expected to be a close game was anything but in No. 9 Penn Hills’ 65-42 win over No. 8 Mt. Lebanon in the first round of the girls Class AAAA playoffs Tuesday at North Allegheny. On the strength of its defense and rebounding, Penn Hills jumped to ...
For Pete’s sake: WPIAL set to host basketball finals at Pitt’s home court for 1st time since 2006
By Chris Harlan
Mt. Lebanon coach Joe David saw Palumbo Center at its very best. He was there a decade ago waiting for the Class AAAA boys final ...

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