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Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Canon-McMillan’s Austin Tonkovich, Vincentian’s Alexiss Griggs

By Brian Graham
Austin Tonkovich School: Canon-McMillan Year: Senior Sport: Hockey Claim to fame: The Big Macs’ captain scored the first goal in a 4-0 win over Butler ...
High school basketball notebook: Aliquippa motivated by loss in PIAA title game
By Kevin Gorman  and Chris Harlan
In the moments after its first loss in 30 games, Aliquippa’s junior-heavy lineup promised to find motivation in Saturday’s loss to Philadelphia’s Conwell-Egan Catholic in ...
Wise’s triple-double leads Vincentian to PIAA Class A girls title
By Kevin Gorman
HERSHEY — Brenna Wise ended her illustrious career in the sweetest way, with an exclamation point that led Vincentian to its second consecutive PIAA Class ...
Defending champs Blackhawk, Seton-La Salle, Vincentian to face familiar foes in PIAA title games
By Chris Harlan
When everyone else had eyes on the top-ranked girls team in the country, Neumann-Goretti turned its attention to Seton-La Salle. “We have some unfinished business from ...
Vincentian girls headed back to PIAA finals
By Karen Price
Just one more team stands between the Vincentian Academy girls and a second consecutive PIAA Class A championship. Spurred by a big third quarter, the ...
Previewing the PIAA girls basketball tournament
By Compiled By  bill Hartlep
Class AAAA WPIAL/City League: Norwin (21-4), Penn Hills (16-10), North Allegheny (22-3), Bethel Park (20-5), Pine-Richland (21-5), Obama (16-8). Around the state: Defending PIAA ...
Vincentian girls dominate rival North Catholic for 4th straight WPIAL Class A title
By George Guido
Many athletes go 4 for 4 shooting foul shots in basketball or batting in baseball. But Vincentian Academy’s Brenna Wise is experiencing a different type of ...
Rush scores 31 as Monessen returns to WPIAL title game
By Bill West
How appropriate that the team with a Rush on its roster won a WPIAL boys basketball semifinal between the most transition-crazed teams in Class A. Junior ...
Gorman: Word to Wise: She loves basketball
By Kevin Gorman
Basketball is Brenna Wise’s first love, and she isn’t shy about sharing that she truly loves the game. Especially this week. Wise, the 6-foot-1 senior from ...
HS highlight reel: Vincentian, CWNC to play at North Allegheny
By Staff Reports
Two of the smallest schools in the WPIAL draw quite a crowd when they face off in boys and girls basketball. So much so that their Section 2-A rivalry games next week will be played in a much larger venue. Vincentian Academy was set to host Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic in ...
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Quaker Valley’s Chris Conlan, Vincentian’s Brenna Wise
By Brian Graham
Chris Conlan School: Quaker Valley Year: Senior Sport: Basketball Claim to fame: A William & Mary football recruit, Conlan scored 20 points and nabbed 10 ...
Hazlett named football coach at Vincentian
By Tribune-Review
Vincentian Academy hired Todd Hazlett as football coach Thursday. Hazlett replaces Tim Storino, who was not retained after a 2-7 season. Hazlett coached Deer Lakes from 2007-12 and led the Lancers to their only WPIAL playoff appearance in 2010. He served as Vincentian’s interim coach in 2013 and led ...
Class A girls basketball preview: 3-time defending champion Vincentian adds talented transfer to veteran lineup
By Ed Phillipps
The best girls basketball team in Class A got even better before playing a single game. At a Sept. 2 WPIAL eligibility hearing, Lexi Griggs ...
Vincentian Academy’s Wise inks with Pitt
By Jerry Clark 10:45 p.m.
If a solid resume is what it takes to get into the college of your choice, it is no wonder Vincentian’s Brenna Wise was able ...
HS highlight reel: Vincentian football coach Storino let go
By Tribune-Review
Vincentian dismissed Tim Storino as its football coach Monday, following a 2-7 record in its first season of WPIAL competition. The school started its football program in 2012, and the Royals played an exhibition schedule their first two seasons. Storino was suspended for the 2013 season by the WPIAL ...
Shaler’s Schwartz, Vincentian’s Abdalah earn PIAA cross country titles
By Paul Schofield
HERSHEY— Shaler senior Brianna Schwartz and Vincentian Academy sophomore Marianne Abdalah achieved their goals Saturday at the PIAA cross country championships. Both attacked the 3.1 mile Parkview Course near Hersheypark and easily claimed PIAA titles. It was the first for Schwartz (Class AAA) and second for Abdalah (Class A). While no WPIAL ...
Geibel boys soccer season ends with loss to Vincentian
By Jason Black
The most successful season in the history of the Geibel boys soccer program came to an end Wednesday. The 13th-seeded Gators, playing for the right to compete in the PIAA Class A playoffs, dropped a 1-0 decision to Vincentian Academy in the WPIAL Class A consolation final at Peters Township. “I’m very ...
Vincentian’s defending cross country champ Abdalah ready for all comers
By Bill West
As she zips through North Park on her daily runs, Vincentian sophomore Marianne Abdalah passes strangers. Whether adults or adolescents, most of the unknowns aren’t ...
Shaler’s Schwartz earns WPIAL cross country 3-peat
By Bill West
By not competing in several major cross country meets this fall, Shaler senior Brianna Schwartz nudged the rest of the WPIAL community to speculate about ...
NA’s Davison, Mt. Lebanon’s Potts hope to stick with WPIAL favorite Schwartz
By Ed Phillipps
When the WPIAL cross country meet takes place Thursday at Cooper’s Lake Campground in Slippery Rock, Shaler’s Brianna Schwartz said she simply wants to run ...
WPIAL football coaches use unique awards to motivate their players
By Chris Harlan
Northgate’s Romello Snyder has drawn stares when he walked onto the football field, and a referee once made him promise he wouldn’t hurt anyone. Maybe ...
Area’s top runners perform well at state championship course in Hershey
By Karen Kadilak
North Allegheny junior Madeleine Davison established herself as a serious contender for the PIAA Class AAA girls cross country title by winning at the PIAA ...
Riverview soccer team falls to Vincentian
By Doug Gulasy
The Vincentian boys soccer team followed its usual formula to lock down a WPIAL playoff spot Tuesday against Riverview. Early goals in both halves and a ...
Pitt’s McConnell-Serio made Vincentian star’s choice easy
By Tribune-Review
Brenna Wise called Pitt coach Suzie McConnell-Serio this week to tell her she had some more questions about the women’s basketball team. Truthfully, she ...
Vincentian’s Wise commits to Pitt
By Bill West
No stranger to the types of basketball found in the most densely populated corners of Pennsylvania, Vincentian Academy senior Brenna Wise spent considerable time pondering ...

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