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Fox Chapel, Ambridge capture WPIAL volleyball titles

By Kevin Lohman
Emotions ran high at the Baldwin High School gym, the site of the WPIAL boys volleyball championships, as Fox Chapel topped Section 3 rival Seneca ...
Obama Academy volleyball will attempt to dethrone 3-time reigning WPIAL champion Ambridge
By Ed Phillipps
With the way his predictions are going, Pete Vitti ought to buy a lottery ticket. The Obama Academy boys volleyball coach preached to his ...
Mistakes costly for Seneca Valley in playoff loss to Central Catholic
By Chris Harlan
For the first time in five years, the WPIAL baseball championship won’t include Seneca Valley. The Raiders could call that a mistake. With an ...
Grand slam powers top-seeded Hempfield into WPIAL semifinals
By Ed Phillipps
When Hempfield softball coach Bob Kalp took his spot on the third-base line in the third inning Tuesday, he was thinking offense. By the time he jogged off the field, he was plotting how to hold on to a big lead. Sparked by a grand slam from Michaela LeDonne and a solo ...
Seneca Valley’s Zezinka takes pride in her defensive play
By Jerry Clark
Seneca Valley’s Julia Zezinka plays first base with the grace of a ballerina, yet with the toughness of a linebacker. The senior softball player makes ...
Gorman: Bull’s-eye on Seneca Valley
By Kevin Gorman
seneca Valley might not be the No. 1 seed in WPIAL baseball playoffs, but when has that ever been an obstacle? The Raiders reached their fourth consecutive WPIAL Class AAAA final, and despite a losing record, won the title as the No. 16 seed last year. Along the way, they ...
Seneca Valley’s Matthews parlays volleyball success into D-I scholarship
By Jerry Clark
There are a lot of things that drive Seneca Valley’s Taylor Matthews to be great on the volleyball court, but they may not be the ...
WPIAL baseball, softball, volleyball clinchings
By Tribune-Review
The following teams have clinched berths for the WPIAL playoffs. Pairings will be released Thursday for softball, Friday for baseball and Monday for boys volleyball. Baseball Class AAAA Section 1: Seneca Valley (8-2), North Allegheny (6-4), Butler (5-5) Section 2: Hempfield (10-0), Norwin (8-2), Latrobe (5-5) Section 3: Fox Chapel ...
Butler County spotlight athletes: May 3, 2015
By Joe Sager
Mike Kolor School: Seneca Valley Year: Junior Sport: Track Claim to fame: Kolor set a school and Mars Track and Field Invitational meet record in ...
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Seneca Valley’s Mike Kolor, Bethel Park’s Haley Reid
By Alex Oltmanns
Mike Kolor School: Seneca Valley Year: Junior Sport: Track and field Claim to fame: Kolor set a Mars Invitational record Friday, finishing the 1,600-meter run ...
Butler County spotlight athletes: April 26, 2015
By Joe Sager
Corbin Kessler School: Seneca Valley Year: Junior Sport: Baseball Claim to fame: The third baseman helped the Raiders climb to the top of the Section ...
Seneca Valley grads on the right track at Grove City
By Jerry Clark
With the Presidents’ Athletic Conference track championships being held this past weekend, Grove City’s Andrew Mascio and Tom Kocur were hopeful their efforts would be ...
Gorman: 6A proposal not so super
By Kevin Gorman
Heather Lewis had a questionable reaction Tuesday to the proposal to form six classifications in high school football. “Why? Why are we doing this? What’s wrong with the model we have in place? And why are we doing it for only one sport?” said Lewis, the athletic director at Seneca ...
Butler County spotlight athletes: April 19, 2015
By Joe Sager
Nick Tunstall School: Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic Year: Senior Sport: Baseball Claim to fame: Tunstall struck out eight and threw a no-hitter as Cardinal Wuerl ...
Matz keeps ball moving for Seneca Valley softball team
By Jerry Clark
Every sport has its money position, around which the game is centered and the hopes of a team rest. It’s a position that not only ...
Butler County spotlight athletes: April 5, 2015
By Joe Sager
Luke Baranchak School: Butler Year: Senior Sport: Baseball Claim to fame: Baranchak, a second baseman, helped Butler to a 3-1 start and has been among ...
Perennial boys volleyball powers to face challenges
By Ed Phillipps
There’s a sentiment going around the WPIAL that if you want to be the best in boys volleyball, then you have to beat the best. ...
Butler County spotlight athletes: Seneca Valley’s Louis Newell, Knoch’s Abby Jones
By Joe Sager
Louis Newell School: Seneca Valley Year: Freshman Sport: Wrestling Claim to fame: Newell became Seneca Valley’s first wrestler to medal at the PIAA Class AAA ...
Defense first for Seneca Valley hockey’s Herrmann
By Jerry Clark
When Seneca Valley hockey coach Anthony Raco thinks of senior defenseman Austin Herrmann, one word comes to mind: “Versatile.” “Austin can play good, solid defense, and ...
Butler County spotlight athletes: March 1, 2015
By Joe Sager
Aiden Albert School: Knoch Year: Junior Sport: Basketball Claim to fame: Albert helped Knoch win a WPIAL Class AAA preliminary-round playoff game and reach the ...
Seneca Valley swimmer gets taste of Olympic experience
By Karen Kadilak
Thanks to instruction he received last fall at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Seneca Valley junior Spencer Tretter has gained greater confidence ...
No. 1 Penn-Trafford girls escape scare on buzzer-beater
By Paul Schofield
Penn-Trafford girls basketball coach John Giannikas told everyone at the WPIAL pairings meeting last week that Seneca Valley wasn’t a No. 16 seed. He was right. ...
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 ...
PIHL All-Star roundup: Canon-McMillan players shine in Class AAA showcase
By George Guido  and Andrew John
Canon-McMillan has been one of the hottest teams recently in the PIHL, winning its past four games to get back into the Class AAA race. ...
Seneca Valley transfer Parsons enjoys fast pace of WPIAL swimming
By Karen Kadilak
A move from one end of Butler County to another has helped Abby Parsons as a junior on the Seneca Valley girls swimming team. Parsons, 16, ...

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