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Bushee helps power Mt. Lebanon girls past North Hills

By Devon Moore
From the opening tipoff, Mt. Lebanon’s McKenzie Bushee walked on the court, standing head and shoulders above the rest. For 32 minutes on the court, she went about proving that’s exactly where she belongs. The imposing junior forward was the difference in a gritty first-round playoff matchup against No. 8 seed North ...
North Hills ends 33-year section title drought, keeps North Allegheny out of playoffs
By Chris Harlan
There’s a banner in North Hills’ gym that lists the boys basketball team’s section titles. It stops with 1983. “It’s been awhile,” junior Nick ...
North Hills’ Curry out to claim 4th Allegheny County title, plus WPIAL, PIAA gold
By Andrew Erickson
Gage Curry is North Hills wrestling coach Jose Martinez’s good cop. The senior co-captain and last year’s PIAA runner-up at 113 pounds isn’t a yeller. ...
North Hills’ Waldron says move from NYC is offering new lease on life
By Chris Harlan
Ishmael Waldron waited 12 months to take the court, so his excitement was understandable. With a North Hills crowd curious to see him for the first ...
Penn-Trafford doesn’t disappoint in rout of North Hills
By Paul Schofield
John Ruane never expected such an easy win in the opening round of the WPIAL Class AAAA playoffs. After subpar first-round performances during the past ...
Strong showing spikes winning attitude with North Hills volleyball
By Karen Kadilak
The North Hills Senior High School girls volleyball team is looking ahead after improving this season. The Indians (4-8 in Section 3-AAA) won three more matches ...
Penn-Trafford earns 1st playoff victory since 2005 after shutout over North Hills
By Nathan Smith
For the first time in a decade, the Penn-Trafford boys soccer team can enjoy a postseason win. The Warriors topped North Hills, 1-0, in the opening ...
High school football notebook: Surgery sidelines North Hills lineman for season
By Chris Harlan
North Hills senior Jake Buccigrossi, one of the best linemen in the WPIAL, needs season-ending shoulder surgery and won’t play again this year. The West Virginia ...
Plum uses turnovers to sneak past North Hills
By Brian J. Duermeyer
Plum continued to build Quad-A momentum with a tight 10-7 victory over turnover-prone North Hills at Martorelli Stadium on Friday. The Mustangs (2-0) combined Kevin Brown’s 90-yard kickoff return for a touchdown and Jacob Chapla’s 34-yard field goal with six Indian turnovers to improve to 2-0 for the first time ...
North Hills takes down Fox Chapel
By Staff Report
Nick Santucci caught six passes for 120 yards and two touchdowns as North Hills defeated Fox Chapel, 27-13, in the Quad North Conference opener Friday night. Jake Elsayed threw for 169 yards and three touchdowns and Jake Seiler kicked two field goals for the Indians (0-1, 0-1). Sean Chitambo and ...
Young players to have key roles for North Hills
By Karen Price
North Hills had high expectations entering 2014, and although coach Pat Carey feels his team had a good season, the Indians just didn’t get as ...
HSFB preview by position: Plenty of Division I talent on area offensive lines
By Chris Harlan
The coveted four-stars are in the junior class. Central Catholic’s C.J. Thorpe and North Allegheny’s Josh Lugg are both highly recruited juniors on the offensive ...
High school notebook: Monessen hires Salvino to coach football
By Staff Reports
The Monessen School Board voted Tuesday to hire longtime boys basketball coach Joe Salvino as its new head football coach. Salvino, 64, has guided the basketball program for 31 years, winning five WPIAL and two PIAA titles. He also has been an assistant football coach for 26 years. “After talking ...
Harlan: Coveted North Hills lineman fits up-tempo style
By Chris Harlan
North Hills junior Jake Buccigrossi would prefer a hurry-up offense in college, one that requires everyone to hustle downfield. “That will really influence my decision,” he said. “I’d like a fast pace.” How many linemen say that? A 6-foot-4, 280-pound two-way tackle for the Indians, Buccigrossi is more mobile than ...
Plans in place to form North Pitt high school rugby club
By Ed Phillipps
It didn’t take long for Jesse Danka to figure out what obstacles stand in his way of forming the North Pitt United rugby club. The club is offering a 101 clinic from 10 a.m. to noon May 23 at Wildwood Sports Complex and hopes to garner enough interest to get ...
Training helps North Hills student athlete save best for last high school meet
By Karen Kadilak
North Hills High School senior Brian Lovasik enjoyed a stellar season as a member of the Indians boys swimming team, and he has a trip ...
North Hills’ Curry ends curse at PIAA Class AAA tournament
By Bill West
HERSHEY — Early in the third period of a PIAA Class AAA first-round bout Thursday at Giant Center, doubt began to creep into the mind ...
North Hills swimmer Lovasik chasing PIAA glory
By Karen Kadilak
After setting WPIAL records in both, North Hills senior Brian Lovasik looks forward to competing in the 100 and 200-yard freestyle events at the PIAA ...
North Hills turns up defense to upset No. 6 Plum
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Looking fidgety and uncomfortable against a 2-3 zone defense and lacking flow on offense, Plum’s boys basketball team could not summon a late charge and ...
Last Ditch Invitational offers one last chance to qualify for WPIAL meet
By Karen Kadilak
Swimmers from across the region who have not qualified for the WPIAL championships will have a chance to do so at the Last Ditch Invitational ...
HS highlight reel: PIAA approves Clairton sanctions
By Tribune-Review
Clairton football coach Wayne Wade will miss one game next season and his team will be on probation for a year as part of a punishment approved by the PIAA Board of Directors on Wednesday. As proposed by the school district, Wade will be suspended for the first game after ...
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: North Hills’ Gage Curry, Carlynton’s Conor Richardson
By Alex Oltmanns
Gage Curry School: North Hills Year: Junior Sport: Wrestling Claim to fame: Curry claimed his third straight Allegheny County Wrestling Championships title Saturday ...
Gorman: Down go the undefeateds
By Kevin Gorman 9:57 p.m.
In gymnasiums about 20 miles apart Tuesday night, a pair of WPIAL boys basketball teams left the ranks of the undefeated. North Allegheny, ranked No. 1 in Class AAAA by Trib Total Media, lost at North Hills, 79-77. Hampton, ranked No. 2 in AAA, lost at Mars, 82-61. That leaves three ...
North Hills swimmer Lovasik headed to Pitt
By Karen Kadilak
Having signed a letter of intent with the Pitt men’s team, North Hills senior Brian Lovasik will continue his swimming career close to home next ...
WPIAL’s Top 10 football champions of all time
By Tribune-Review
To recognize 100 years of WPIAL football championships, the Tribune-Review selected what it and many within the Western Pennsylvania high school sports community regard as ...
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