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North Allegheny, Hopewell, Neshannock win WPIAL spirit championships

By Zach Brendza
The Tigers, Vikings and Lancers were the champions when the music stopped and the floor cleared Saturday at the 2016 WPIAL competitive spirit championships at ...
Trib Cup: Neshannock boys getting to the point this season
By Alex Oltmanns 11:49 p.m.
Having an effective point guard with the ability to lead a team’s offense is a common characteristic of many successful basketball teams. But to have seven players capable of handling the point guard duties is a luxury most team’s don’t have. Yet, that’s exactly what the Neshannock boys basketball team has ...
Sanders-led Jeannette avenges 2014 loss to Neshannock, moves to WPIAL semifinals
By George Guido
After losing to Neshannock in the WPIAL Class A quarterfinals last season, Jeannette quarterback/defensive back GioVonne Sanders made sure the Jayhawks advanced this time around. Sanders ...
St. Joseph girls volleyball team battles but falls in playoffs
By Doug Gulasy
St. Joseph got off to the start it hoped in its playoff debut Tuesday, but the Spartans’ youth and inexperience ultimately caught up to them and ended their postseason run. After St. Joseph took an early lead in the first set, Neshannock rallied to post a 3-0 victory over the Spartans ...
GCC’s Zambruno claims 2nd straight PIAA girls golf championship
By Paul Schofield
YORK — Consistency and a calm demeanor paid off big for Greensburg Central Catholic junior Olivia Zambruno on Tuesday at the PIAA golf championships. Zambruno didn’t ...
WPIAL golfers are dominant at PIAA West Region tournament
By Paul Schofield
Peters Township senior Connor Schmidt knew early in his round Monday that it could turn out special. After two early bogeys, Schmidt rebounded with consecutive ...
Class A breakdown: Teams going Bear hunting again this season chasing Clairton
By Paul Schofield
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 ...
Neshannock aims to surpass semifinals hurdle
By Alex Oltmanns
Having advanced to the WPIAL semifinals each of the last three seasons, the Neshannock football team has grown into one of the giants in Class A. But the Lancers’ last three seasons have all come to an end against the league’s eventual champion in the final four, a source of motivation ...
Gorman: Neshannock star a big hit
By Kevin Gorman
Fred Mazzocio has no reservations playing his quarterback at inside linebacker. He calls Neshannock junior Frank Antuono Jr. a “different breed.” Not many quarterbacks are ...
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 ...
Trib Cup: Fox Chapel, Deer Lakes, Neshannock, Sewickley Academy lead spring standings
By Alex Oltmanns
Four local schools had a little extra to celebrate at the conclusion of this year’s high school sports calendar, finishing as the top point scorers during the spring season in the Trib Total Media/WPXI High School Sports award standings. A culmination of the success across a wide range of sports, ...
Fraschetti K’s 11 to give Neshannock its second state title
By Chris Harlan
UNIVERSITY PARK — Neshannock’s Frank Fraschetti threw a three-hit shutout in Friday’s state championship. He struck out 11 in the hot afternoon sun, a dominant ...
Previewing the 2015 PIAA baseball and softball championships
By Compiled By  trib Total Media
Below is a look at the PIAA baseball and softball championship games involving WPIAL teams. Class AAA baseball Knoch vs. Abington Heights Noon ...
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Neshannock’s Rich Serignese, Trinity’s Olivia Gray
By Alex Oltmanns
Rich Serignese School: Neshannock Year: Junior Sport: Baseball Claim to fame: In a PIAA quarterfinal win Thursday, Serignese held Steel Valley to just one earned ...
Colucci powers Neshannock to win, berth in PIAA title game
By Chris Harlan
In between pitches, Neshannock coach Mike Kirkwood also tossed a few barbs at his cleanup hitter. Maybe senior Don Colucci would need a pinch hitter ...
PIAA baseball semifinals preview: Shaler getting set to hit the road again
By Bill Hartlep 9:50 p.m.
The PIAA hasn’t done Shaler any favors over the past week, but you won’t hear the Titans complaining. On Thursday, they traveled 1 hour, 45 ...
WPIAL champion Neshannock routs Steel Valley in state quarterfinals
By Dave Mackall
With the PIAA baseball playoffs moving closer to the championship round, Neshannock coach Mike Kirkwood hopes the Lancers are peaking at the right time. It sure ...
Gorman: Neshannock’s hero at the hot corner
By Kevin Gorman
After Frank Fraschetti struck out with the bases loaded, he turned to see Jason Swope in the on-deck circle. “I saw Jason coming up and ...
Neshannock shuts out Quaker Valley to capture WPIAL championship
By Chris Harlan
Before he took the mound, Frank Fraschetti took the mic. Neshannock’s starting pitcher, on the team’s bus headed to Washington’s Consol Energy Park, had something ...
Previewing the the 2015 WPIAL baseball championships
By Chris Harlan
Breaking down the 2015 WPIAL baseball championships: CLASS AAAA Norwin vs. Central Catholic 5 p.m. Wednesday, Consol Energy Park No. ...
Neshannock pulls past Steel Valley, reaches WPIAL baseball finals
By Kevin Lohman
For the first time since 2012, Neshannock will be playing for the WPIAL Class AA championship. It was a team performance for the Lancers (15-5), with eight of the team’s nine batters recording hits and seven players chalking up an RBI to defeat defending champ Steel Valley, 10-2, in the semifinals ...
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 ...
Breaking down the 2015 WPIAL softball playoffs
By Bill Hartlep
A preview of the 2015 WPIAL softball playoffs: CLASS AAAA Defending champion: Shaler The favorite: Hempfield topped No. 2 seed North Allegheny, 7-0, Wednesday night ...
Sebastiani’s hot shooting leads GCC boys to PIAA victory
By Paul Schofield
If Greensburg Central Catholic senior Romano Sebastiani had his choice, he wouldn’t mind if the PIAA played the rest of his team’s playoff games at ...
Sebastiani leads Greensburg CC with clutch second half
By Bill West
He drew the foul a few feet above the 3-point line with less than a minute left in Monday’s WPIAL Class AA quarterfinal, but Greensburg Central Catholic senior guard Romano Sebastiani still felt the need to continue his drive into the paint and playfully toss the ball toward the hoop. ...
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