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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. …
Frazier girls hold out hope of getting berth in PIAA playoffs
By Kevin Ritchart
Frazier girls basketball coach Shara Zupanc didn’t go into Saturday’s playoff game against Vincentian expecting to lose. “I hate when people say that,” Zupanc said after the Commodores were eliminated from the WPIAL Class A playoffs. “Everybody expects us to be nice and polite and happy to be here, but …
Vincentian ousts Clairton
By Chris Harlan
Rather than easy baskets, Vincentian Academy converted turnovers into easy free throws. “We knew the pressure they were going to apply, and we had a …
‘Unconventional’ Vincentian coach winning in style
By Bob Cohn
The Vincentian Academy boys basketball team won 16 consecutive games to start the season. After the streak ended two weeks ago, Royals coach George Yokitis …
Vincentian boy’s basketball ready to defend title
By Jerry Clark
Being the defending WPIAL champions always presents extra challenges for the season ahead, but the Class A champion Royals have a coach and team who …
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Hampton’s Ryan Luther, Vincentian’s Brenna Wise
By Brian Graham
Ryan Luther School: Hampton Year: Senior Sport: Basketball Claim to fame: Luther’s game-high 30 points led Class AAAA No. 1 Hampton to a 74-34 rout of Norwin in the Penn-Trafford Tournament’s title game Saturday. Luther — a Pitt recruit — netted 17 points in Hampton’s 74-53 win over Penn-Trafford on …
Led by junior forward Wise, Vincentian girls a favorite to defend WPIAL title
By Jason Mackey
Brenna Wise wasn’t content putting up monster numbers as a sophomore post player for the Vincentian girls basketball team last season. Double-doubles were nice, but …
Vincentian freshman wins PIAA cross country title
By Paul Schofield
HERSHEY — Those who haven’t yet heard of Marianne Abdalah soon will. That’s because the Vincentian Academy freshman has her sights set on becoming a four-time PIAA Class A cross country champion. She won her first Saturday at the Parkview Cross Country Course near Hersheypark by blowing away the competition. …
Shaler’s Schwartz sets course record, defends title at WPIAL championships
By Gary Horvath
Her countless days of training, no matter the weather, have paid off. Shaler junior Brianna Schwartz battled through near-freezing temperatures and ran the best race …
HS notes: Peters Township girls nearing another section title
By Staff Reports
Peters Township nearing title With a win over Chartiers Valley Wednesday night, Peters Township can clinch the Section 5-AAA title. It would be the fourth consecutive year the Indians (11-3, 7-0) have won or shared (2010 with Mt. Lebanon) a section title. Peters Township, which has won three consecutive PIAA …
HS notes: Vincentian soccer enjoys rise to success
By Staff Reports 9:32 p.m.
A new coach and the loss of seven starters hasn’t sunk the third-ranked Vincentian boys soccer team. With wins this week over Riverview and Serra Catholic, Vincentian (5-1-1, 1-0 Section 2-A) debuts at No. 3. Patrick Donnelly scored to down Serra Catholic, while Alex Sharpe scored both goals against  Riverview. …

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