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WPIAL diamond all-stars compete

By George Guido
The Class AAA all-stars and the Class AA squad came up winners Sunday in the 11th annual WPIAL Baseball Coaches Association doubleheader at Butler’s Kelly Automotive Park. Class AAA 4, Class AAAA 3 — A two-run single by Belle Vernon’s Dylan Pietrantoni drove in Keith Gannon of Mars and Uniontown’s …
Elizabeth Forward scores five in the seventh to advance to softball semis
By Mark Kaboly
Inning after inning, South Fayette kept putting runners on base. In three of the first four innings of Tuesday’s Class AAA quarterfinal game against Elizabeth …
Young players step up for South Fayette in quarterfinal-round win
By Chris Harlan
South Fayette teammates Sara Jubas and Emily Bryan could say confidently they’ve never had a WPIAL playoff game better than this. Of course, it also …
West Mifflin baseball bounces South Fayette in postponed game
By Mark Kaboly
There’s no denying A.J. Olasz takes West Mifflin to another level — a championship-caliber level. Without him — and West Mifflin has been without its …
Hempfield earns 3-peat at WPIAL AAA track and field team championship
By Paul Schofield
There was no suspense in who was going to win the WPIAL Class AAA girls track and field team championship Monday at Baldwin. Hempfield breezed …
Youth takes South Fayette softball to another level
By Jason Mackey
Ashley Iagnemma doesn’t notice the group of six freshmen and sophomores making a major impact on the South Fayette softball team, but it’s not that …
South Fayette softball in the hunt for section title
By Nathan Smith
The South Fayette softball team’s top goal this season is to make history. The Lions came into the year on the prowl for their first …
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Hampton’s Ben Vey, South Fayette’s Ashley Iagnemma
By Brian Graham
Ben Vey School: Hampton Year: Senior Sport: Baseball Claim to fame: University of Buffalo recruit Vey went 3 for 3 with a home run to …
Harlan: South Fayette QB Brumbaugh invites Division I interest
By Chris Harlan
In an era of read-option and mobile quarterbacks, South Fayette’s Brett Brumbaugh doesn’t quite fit that mold. At 6-foot-4, 200 pounds, he won’t outrun defenses. But the junior can throw over them. “The thing with Brett is he’s such a typical pro-style quarterback,” South Fayette coach Joe Rossi said. “Everybody …
Led by Kittanning’s Nolf, 3 locals win Class AA state wrestling titles
By Bill West
HERSHEY — A force on the mat like few to ever come through the WPIAL, Kittanning senior Jason Nolf showcased one of his other great …
9 WPIAL wrestlers hope to finish season unbeaten
By Bill West
Not all that different from their peers, nine particular WPIAL wrestlers begin the PIAA individual championships Thursday at Hershey’s Giant Center with their minds set …
Southmoreland junior avenges WPIAL finals loss to claim Class AA regional title
By Bill West
JOHNSTOWN — During the PIAA Class AA Southwest Regional wrestling championship’s Parade of Champions Saturday evening, three WPIAL champs — Jefferson-Morgan’s John Demaske, South Park’s …
Burrell sends 4 to PIAA semifinals
By Bill West
Burrell junior heavyweight Al Beattie advanced to the semifinals of the PIAA Class AA Southwest Regional Championships without wrestling for even a second Friday at …
Class AAA swimmers knock off 6 records in WPIAL championships
By Jason Mackey
First came the North Allegheny girls, a few minutes into the WPIAL swimming and diving championships. Then it was Upper St. Clair, equally as dominant …
North Allegheny girls again favored to win WPIAL swimming championship
By Jason Mackey
Jacquelyn Du wants the North Allegheny girls swimming and diving team to focus on its own times during Thursday and Friday’s WPIAL championships. With as …
Kittanning wrestler Nolf wins 4th WPIAL individual crown
By Bill West
The crowd of at least 1,500 at Chartiers Valley High School roared louder than at any other point Saturday night as the PA announcer rattled …
South Fayette’s Carr seeks to follow brothers’ footsteps at WPIAL Class AA wrestling championships
By Bill West
South Fayette’s Carr clan has placed itself firmly among the ranks of recent powerhouse wrestling families in WPIAL Class AA. Nick Carr, a 2011 South …
South Fayette’s Zombek, Mohawk’s Stelter defend WPIAL diving titles
By Kevin Lohman
Prior to his final dive, South Fayette senior Stephen Zombek stepped onto the diving board, looked to the crowd and flashed a smile in the direction of his parents and girlfriend. He knew he had the WPIAL Class AA boys diving title in the bag. “I knew going into my …
Elizabeth Forward ousts South Fayette in WPIAL Class AAA playoffs
By Jason Mackey
It won’t be one-and-done for the Elizabeth Forward boys basketball team this season. Austin Matta scored 12 points, and George Prota added 10 as the fourth-seeded Warriors sneaked past No. 13 South Fayette, 47-40, in a WPIAL Class AAA first-round game Tuesday at Canon-McMillan. Elizabeth Forward moved into the quarterfinals, …
South Fayette stymies Greensburg Salem in Class AAA preliminary game
By Paul Schofield
It’s tough to win basketball games when you can’t make shots. Fortunately for South Fayette, it had Nick McKee. The 5-foot-10 junior guard was the only player on the floor for either team to consistently make shots in the first half. This came from a player who hadn’t practiced in …
South Fayette athletes sign their letters of intent
By Nathan Smith
It is easy to see the success of the South Fayette athletic programs over the past year: four WPIAL team champions, one PIAA champion and …
Franklin Regional to face Latrobe in PIAA wrestling final
By Paul Schofield
HERSHEY – It will be an all-WPIAL, Westmoreland County and Section 1 final at the PIAA Class AAA team wrestling championship on Saturday. That’s because …
WPIAL Class AAA teams advance at PIAA wrestling
By Paul Schofield
HERSHEY — It was quite an opening-round performance for the three WPIAL teams at the PIAA Class AAA team championships Thursday. Franklin Regional and Latrobe …
Top 10 Western Pennsylvania recruits for the Class of 2015
By Chris Harlan
The top 10 Western Pennsylvania recuits for the Class of 2015, as picked by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: 1. Jordan Whitehead, Central Valley (above) 5-foot-11, 180 …
Franklin Regional, Burrell capture WPIAL wrestling titles
By Paul Schofield and Bill West
Those named Josh Shields at the WPIAL team wrestling championships Saturday left Chartiers Valley High School with titles. Josh Shields, a junior wrestler for Franklin …

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