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Monroeville’s Herring ready for basketball opportunity at Brown

By Michael Love
For three years as a member of the Vincentian varsity girls basketball team, Monroeville resident Imani Herring experienced the highest of highs and some tough …
Vincentian’s Madonna to play at Division I Siena
By Jerry Clark
Four years behind the plate as the catcher for the Vincentian Academy Royals led to four playoff appearances for Phil Madonna. The four playoff appearances …
High school athletes of the week: North Allegheny’s Brendan Brown; Vincentian’s Ally Bartoszewicz
By Brian Graham
Brendan Brown School: North Allegheny Year: Senior Sport: Volleyball Claim to fame: Brown had 11 kills and seven blocks for the Tigers, helping them win …
Vincentian sprinter to run 4 events at PIAA meet
By Chris Harlan
Vincentian Academy’s Ally Bartoszewicz celebrated with teammates Kayla Key and Maia Joiner this winter when they won a state basketball title in Hershey. Now, she …
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Steel Valley’s Andrew Chuba, Vincentian’s Kim Corcoran
By Brian Graham
Andrew Chuba School: Steel Valley Year: Senior Sport: Baseball Claim to fame: Chuba pitched a complete-game, two-hitter with 10 strikeouts and went 3 for 5 …
Union baseball team squeezes out upset win over No. 3 Vincentian
By Chris Harlan
After two days and 10 innings, one well placed bunt was the difference. A flawless squeeze bunt by Union’s Tim Sumner allowed Kody Smith to …
Baseball and softball playoffs underway
By Jerry Clark
With the baseball playoffs heating up this week, few teams are as hot as the Vincentian Royals. The Royals took the section with a mark …
Breaking down the WPIAL baseball playoffs
By Chris Harlan
Class AAAA THE FAVORITE Hempfield won Section 2, likely the strongest Class AAAA section this season, with an offense led by OF Joey DeFloria, 1B …
Walk-off hit lifts Leechburg over Vincentian
By Matt Grubba
The playoff streak is all but secure, and now second place is in sight for the Leechburg softball team. Monica Emricko’s two-out hit dropped in fair territory behind first base, which let Miranda Reesman score in a walk-off win for the Blue Devils, 7-6, over visiting Vincentian in a Section …
Offseason work helps Vincentian pitchers go distance this season
By Chris Harlan
Vincentian Academy junior Jay Cortese can finish what he starts. The pitcher’s first three outings this season were complete games, which bodes well for the …
Vincentian basketball star Wise beyond her years
By Jerry Clark
Every athlete dreams of being a prominent player on a championship team. Accomplishing that feat once is difficult let alone doing it multiple times. This …
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Vincentian’s Jay Cortese, Plum’s Hannah Adamski
By Brian Graham
Jay Cortese School: Vincentian Year: Junior Sport: Baseball Claim to fame: Cortese tossed a one-hitter and struck out 12 batters for Vincentian in its 11-1 win over Karns City on March 31. The following day, Cortese got it done with his bat, going 5 for 5 and hitting for the …
New Castle’s Hooker, Vincentian’s Wise named Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Basketball Players of the Year
By Chris Harlan
New Castle’s Malik Hooker and Vincentian Academy’s Brenna Wise are the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Basketball Players of the Year. Boys player of the year Malik Hooker …
High school notebook: Hampton’s Luther edges New Castle’s Hooker in all-state player of the year voting
By Chris Harlan
Despite four head-to-head losses, Hampton senior Ryan Luther was chosen over New Castle’s Malik Hooker as the state’s Class AAAA boys basketball player of the …
Trib Cup: North Allegheny, Blackhawk, Seton-La Salle, Vincentian lead winter standings
By Brian Graham
The temperature may not indicate that the winter is over, but the second portion of the WPIAL high school calendar has changed with four of the top districts climbing the ranks of the Trib Total Media/WPXI High School Sports award standings. North Allegheny (Class AAAA), Blackhawk (Class AAA), Seton-La Salle …
Vincentian Academy claims PIAA Class A girls basketball title
By Paul Schofield
HERSHEY — Vincentian Academy junior Brenna Wise wasn’t about to let history repeat itself. The 6-foot-1 forward made sure the gold trophy headed back to …
Breaking down the PIAA basketball finals
By Chris Harlan
Class AAAA New Castle vs. La Salle College 8 p.m. Saturday, Giant Center New Castle (30-0) Coach: Ralph Blundo No. Name Pos. Ht. Yr. 3 Drew Allen G 6-0 Sr. 5 Jake McPhatter G/F 5-11 Sr. 22 Anthony …
Wise scores 38 to carry Vincentian back to state championship game
By Gary Horvath
Brenna Wise picked a great time to play her best game of the season. Wise scored a season-high 38 points and added 10 rebounds to …
Breaking down the PIAA basketball semifinals
By Compiled By   Tribune-Review
Class AAAA New Castle (29-0) vs. Abington (25-5) 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Chambersburg Winner plays: The winner of Chester (25-5) vs. La Salle College (22-6) How they got here: WPIAL champion New Castle defeated Bethel Park, 71-64, in the first round; North Allegheny, 64-54, in the second round; and Hampton …
Defense carries Lincoln Park to PIAA quarterfinal victory
By Gary Horvath
Although Lincoln Park is known for having top-level talent on the offensive end, its defense was on full display Friday. Lincoln Park (29-1) held Vincentian …
Vincentian boys win, sets up showdown with Lincoln Park
By Gary Horvath
Vincentian Academy didn’t show any signs of fatigue Tuesday in its  94-66 win over Homer-Center in the second round of the PIAA Class A playoffs …
Trib Cup: Focused roster leads Vincentian girls to 3rd straight WPIAL title
By Brian Graham
The Vincentian girls basketball team won its third consecutive WPIAL Class A title Saturday at Duquesne’s A.J. Palumbo Center, but the celebration is now a …
Breaking down the PIAA girls basketball playoffs
By Compiled By Jason Mackey
Class AAAA WPIAL/City League: Penn-Trafford (20-6), Hempfield (17-9), Fox Chapel (19-5), North Allegheny (22-2), Mt. Lebanon (16-6), Obama Academy (14-6) Around the state: Three of …
Vincentian claims 3rd straight WPIAL Class A girls title
By Mark Kaboly
Danielle Dindak’s 3-pointer and Katie Sieg’s 12-foot jumper 30 seconds apart to start the third quarter pulled Serra Catholic within two points of top-seeded Vincentian …
Breaking down the WPIAL basketball finals
By Compiled By Chris Harlan
Class AAAA New Castle vs. Hampton 7 p.m. Saturday, Palumbo Center New Castle (25-0, No. 1 seed) Coach: Ralph Blundo No., Name, Pos., Ht., Yr. …

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