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Gorman: South Fayette runner undefeated, unexpected

By Kevin Gorman
Nobody expected Rachel Helbling to go undefeated this season, least of all Rachel Helbling. “It’s definitely really exciting,” she said, “and not expected.” The South Fayette ...
South Fayette qualifies 19 for WPIAL track and field finals
By Gary Horvath
The South Fayette track and field teams had their talent on display at last week’s WPIAL Class AAA southern individual championship qualifier at West Mifflin. The ...
Softball strikeout specialists prove to be game changers in WPIAL
By Bill Hartlep
It wasn’t long ago that a talented pitcher led Yough to a WPIAL softball championship. With a mix of power and finesse, Nicole Sleith struck out ...
WPIAL players interrupt spring sports for PSFCA East-West Game
By Chris Harlan
Seton-La Salle’s Danzel McKinley-Lewis could catch fly balls and fly routes in the same week. A senior outfielder for the school’s baseball team, the Toledo-bound ...
‘Battle of Bridgeville’ could decide playoff fates for Chartiers Valley, South Fayette baseball
By Gary Horvath
During perhaps the most important week of the season for the Chartiers Valley baseball team, junior Cole Horew stepped up big time. Things didn’t look great ...
South Fayette softball ready to change fortunes in section play
By Gary Horvath
The first half of the section schedule hasn’t quite gone the way the South Fayette Softball team hoped it would. Coming into this week, a 1-3 ...
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 ...
South Fayette baseball hoping new tech brings edge
By Gary Horvath
In his first year as coach, Ken Morgan has the South Fayette baseball team doing its homework. Morgan, a 2008 graduate of South Fayette and ...
South Fayette’s Carr one of 6 PIAA Class AA champions hailing from WPIAL
By Bill West
HERSHEY — He remembered how his older brother, Nick, reacted after winning a PIAA wrestling title in 2010 and what Mark McKnight did after placing ...
South Park junior wants to win gold to honor friend’s memory
By Bill West
HERSHEY — Arguably the only piece of his wardrobe South Park junior 152-pounder Jake Wentzel will value as much as the PIAA medal that will ...
South Fayette wrestling pair eyes first PIAA titles
By Gary Horvath
Sitting in athletic director Mike Keener’s office last week, South Fayette senior J.J. Walker and junior Mike Carr didn’t have much to say about defending ...
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: South Fayette’s Mike Carr, Blackhawk’s Courtney Vannoy
By Ed Phillipps
Mike Carr School: South Fayette Year: Junior Sport: Wrestling Claim to fame: The 138-pounder has amassed a 40-0 record while claiming WPIAL and Southwest Regional ...
Kimmick’s hat trick leads Thomas Jefferson to victory
By Dave Mackall
If you like a lot of offense, you got it at Mt. Lebanon Ice Arena, where Thomas Jefferson outlasted South Fayette, 9-8, Monday night in a PIHL Class A Penguins Cup playoffs preliminary-round game. A defensive struggle it wasn’t. But Thomas Jefferson’s defense came up big when it counted down the ...
North Allegheny runners capture indoor state titles
By Staff Report
North Allegheny’s elite distance runners were in top form at the Pennsylvania Track and Field Coaches Association state indoor championships Sunday at Penn State University. Junior Madeleine Davison won the girls 3,000-meter run in a time of 9 minutes, 47.93 seconds, bettering the runner-up by more than 8 seconds. Senior teammate ...
Blackhawk girls top South Fayette to repeat as WPIAL Class AAA champs
By Ed Phillipps
Fans of the Blackhawk girls basketball team showed up at the Petersen Events Center on Saturday in highlighter-bright T-shirts to cheer on their team. The ...
Highlands can’t recover from turnovers in playoff loss to South Fayette
By Bill Beckner Jr.
With five playoff games, Highlands got a strong taste of the WPIAL’s new play-in format to determine state playoff spots. All told, though, the Golden Rams ...
South Fayette girls top Elizabeth Forward to reach 1st WPIAL title game
By Dave Mackall
Even without its center presence, South Fayette found a way to prevail in the semifinals of the WPIAL Class AAA girls basketball playoffs. The Lions switched ...
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: South Fayette’s J.J. Walker, Pine-Richland’s Amanda Kalin
By Brian Graham
J.J. Walker School: South Fayette Year: Senior Sport: Wrestling Claim to fame: Walker defeated Beth-Center’s Jason Stay, 3-1, in the 160-pound WPIAL Class AA championship ...
South Fayette’s Walker becomes WPIAL’s 25th 4-time wrestling champ
By Bill West
Listed next to No. 25 in the South Fayette football program each of the past three seasons was the name Jared “J.J.” Walker. Walker now has ...
Playing without senior standout, coaches, Steel Valley ousted from WPIAL playoffs by South Fayette
By Chris Harlan
Steel Valley’s star senior was seated in the front row of bleachers, and the team’s coach was nowhere to be seen. Unhappy that ...
WPIAL players selected to play in Big 33 game
By Staff Reports
Twelve senior players from the WPIAL have been selected to play in the 58th annual Big 33 Football Classic on June 20 at Hersheypark Stadium. The team includes Central Catholic tight end Graham Adomitis (Princeton), linebacker Bryan Glover (Eastern Michigan) and defensive back John Petrishen (Penn State); Penn Hills lineman ...
Section 1 runner-up Hampton earns No. 3 seed over 3 section champs in Class AAA
By Chris Harlan
South Fayette coach Rich Bonnaure wasn’t sure why his boys basketball team worked so hard for a No. 7 seed. “We might as well play ...
Harlan: Duquesne gaining popularity with WPIAL recruits
By Chris Harlan
With only 23, the number of FBS recruits from the WPIAL was lower than usual this year. But with FCS schools heavily recruiting here, more than three dozen others still joined Division I football. Duquesne can be credited for boosting that number. The Dukes signed eight WPIAL recruits from this ...
South Fayette girls basketball has ‘one eye’ on playoffs
By Gary Horvath
If everything goes according to plan, the South Fayette girls basketball team will be heading to the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs for the seventh straight ...
Burrell wrestling wins 9th straight Class AA team title
By Doug Gulasy
Each wrestling season, Josh Shields hears whispers that Burrell’s WPIAL Class AA championship streak might end. It hasn’t happened. No. 1 Burrell (11-5) won its ninth consecutive ...

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