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Bishop Canevin has battle-tested talent

By Nathan Smith
Bishop Canevin football coach Darren Schoppe knows his players have gotten plenty of experience the last two seasons — some good, some bad. “This is ...
Holup excited to get started as Bishop Canevin athletic director
By Nathan Smith
The reasons Shawn Holup wanted to be Bishop Canevin’s next athletic director were plentiful. “It has a great athletic tradition,” said Holup, who also will serve as Bishop Canevin’s dean of students. “It is a great academic institution. Coming from a catholic school, I am comfortable in the environment.” Holup resigned from ...
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 ...
Bishop Canevin baseball falls in WPIAL third-place game
By Nathan Smith
For Bishop Canevin coach Dale Checketts, the word that came to mind to describe his team’s season was pride. “I am proud of how they performed through all the adversity,” Checketts said. “They showed up when it mattered.” The Crusaders’ season ended with a 9-2 loss to Serra Catholic in the ...
Bishop Canevin uses 3-run home run to top Frazier in consolation game
By Jason Black
It only took one big play to make the difference between a trip to states and a season-ending loss for the Frazier softball team in ...
McCombs tosses 1-hitter to lead Serra to PIAA tournament
By Kevin Lohman
Working fast and efficient, Serra Catholic’s Cole McCombs tossed a one-hitter to help his team defeat Bishop Canevin, 9-2, in the WPIAL Class A consolation game Tuesday at Washington & Jefferson’s Ross Memorial Park. The sophomore left-hander got ahead in the count consistently throughout the game, finishing with eight strikeouts ...
GCC baseball team wins, reaches WPIAL Class A title game
By Nathan Smith
For most of its WPIAL Class A semifinal showdown with Bishop Canevin, the Greensburg Central Catholic baseball team’s bats were silent. But when it mattered, ...
Bishop Canevin softball capitalizes on 4 Serra miscues to secure trip to semifinals
By Kevin Lohman
After losing to Serra Catholic twice in the last month of the season, Bishop Canevin entered its WPIAL Class A softball quarterfinal against its familiar Section 5-A rival with a distinct, business-like mentality. “I think my kids were tired of losing to them,” BC coach Karen Seitz-LaFianza said. “I can guarantee ...
Bishop Canevin senior runner Philbin reaches states
By Nathan Smith
Mary Olivia Philbin knew it was her last race at Baldwin for the WPIAL Class AA track and field championships. She made sure it counted. The Bishop Canevin senior finished fifth in the 400-meter dash with a time of 61.20 to punch her ticket to the PIAA championships in Shippensburg. “It is my ...
Bishop Canevin softball reaches WPIAL quarterfinals
By Nathan Smith
Bishop Canevin softball coach Karen Seitz-Lafianza had one way to describe her team’s 2-1 win over Leechburg in the opening round of the WPIAL Class A playoffs: a complete game. “We had hitting, fielding and we didn’t have any errors,” Seitz-Lafianza said. “We could have had more runs. We left a ...
Gorman: A decision to defy the odds
By Kevin Gorman
With one of the nation’s top hitters in the on-deck circle, Dale Checketts defied conventional wisdom. The Bishop Canevin coach ordered an intentional walk of the No. 9 batter to load the bases with no outs in the bottom of the seventh, then brought his outfielders to the edge of ...
Bishop Canevin sending several athletes to WPIAL track championships
By Nathan Smith
The Bishop Canevin track and field teams had a strong showing at the Class AA Southern qualifier last week with athletes moving on to the WPIAL championships in eight events. Senior Mary Olivia Philbin finished third in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:01.92 and eighth in the 800 run ...
Bishop Canevin baseball clinches playoff spot with win
By Nathan Smith
For the Bishop Canevin baseball team to make the playoffs, it needed a win over Eden Christian Academy last week a day after splitting a ...
Bishop Canevin baseball battling for WPIAL playoff spot
By Nathan Smith
The word Bishop Canevin baseball coach Dale Checketts had to describe his team’s season was frustrating. The Crusaders (4-5) have been hit hard by inclement weather, ...
Weather wreaks havoc on Bishop Canevin softball schedule
By Nathan Smith
For the Bishop Canevin softball team, trying to build momentum has been tough. After beating Northgate, 19-0, on April 1, the Crusaders did not have another game until last week when they beat Ellis School, 17-0. In all, 20 days had passed since Bishop Canevin (4-1, 4-0) played a game. ...
Bishop Canevin track returning plenty of talent
By Nathan Smith
The Bishop Canevin track and field teams are looking at strong seasons after returning several of their top athletes from last season. “We have a young team and the numbers are OK,” Bishop Canevin coach Dan Bowman said. “We have about 50 kids between the boys and girls teams.” Sophomore Becca Volz,who ...
Bishop Canevin’s Sonson sisters sign with Chatham softball
By Nathan Smith
The Chatham softball team will be getting a double dose of Bishop Canevin next season. Senior sisters Kaitlin and Kylee Sonson committed to the Cougars to ...
The Signal Item softball preview
By Nathan Smith
Expectations are high for the Signal Item area softball teams entering the season. A year after only two qualified for the postseason and another fell one game short, all four teams return several starters and are looking to reach the WPIAL postseason. The following is a look at what to expect from ...
Bishop Canevin baseball ready for new section
By Nathan Smith
After losing eight seniors from a team that won a share of a section title last season and went 10-4, some might think the Bishop Canevin baseball team will take a step back. But coach Dale Checketts thinks his squad has enough talent to have another strong season. “It is shaping up ...
Seton-La Salle girls win, reach PIAA title game
By Nathan Smith
For the fourth time this season, the Bishop Canevin and Seton-La Salle girls basketball teams brought their holy war to the court. But the script didn’t ...
Previewing the PIAA girls basketball tournament
By Compiled By  bill Hartlep
Class AAAA WPIAL/City League: Norwin (21-4), Penn Hills (16-10), North Allegheny (22-3), Bethel Park (20-5), Pine-Richland (21-5), Obama (16-8). Around the state: Defending PIAA ...
Seton-La Salle girls defeat rival Bishop Canevin to capture 7th WPIAL title
By Nathan Smith
All it took was one wave of intensity for Seton-La Salle to pull away from Bishop Canevin in the WPIAL Class AA championship game. The top-seeded ...
Bishop Canevin knocks off No. 2 seed Burrell, 32-30
By Bill Beckner Jr.
The fun-filled buildup to another appearance in the WPIAL finals ended with a crashing letdown for the Burrell girls basketball team. Sixth-seeded Bishop Canevin, wide-eyed and ...
Bishop Canevin’s 3-point prowess dooms Apollo-Ridge, 63-54
By George Guido
Bishop Canevin continued its amazing turnaround Wednesday night. After winning just four games last season, the Crusaders used an early barrage of 3-pointers to down Apollo-Ridge, 63-54, at Northgate. Bishop Canevin (17-6) will take on top-ranked Aliquippa (22-0) in WPIAL Class AA quarterfinal play Saturday at a site and time to be ...
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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