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Strong finish motivates young Penn Hills softball team

By Ed Phillipps
The Penn Hills softball team had just put together its best back-to-back effort of the season, outscoring Kiski Area and Woodland Hills by a combined ...
Penn Hills soccer star makes time to excel at volleyball
By Ed Phillipps
The good news for Nate Ferraco is he’s one of the best volleyball players on the Penn Hills roster and also a talented soccer player. ...
Penn Hills javelin thrower on right track to succeed
By Ed Phillipps
Jasmin Baxter opened eyes by eclipsing the 100-foot mark as a sophomore javelin thrower, but she was unable to match that during her junior campaign last spring. It took only one meet into her senior season to throw for 100-plus feet. At the South Hills Classic on March 28 at Baldwin Stadium, ...
Franklin Regional’s Lee named Tribune-Review Wrestler of the Year
By Paul Schofield
Franklin Regional wrestler Spencer Lee did something this year that many in his shoes might not have — wrestled at a higher weight so his ...
Penn Hills baseball has high hopes on diamond
By Ed Phillipps
After reaching the cusp of the playoffs and ultimately missing out in 2014, the Penn Hills baseball team returns a host of talent to make another run at the postseason. The Indians won their final five games of the regular season to push their record to 9-8 overall and 6-4 ...
Penn Hills’ Campbell joins elite group of state champion wrestlers for Indians
By Ed Phillipps
They are separated by nearly 2,400 miles and 26 years, but Te’Shan Campbell and Mike Kraft are next to each other in the Penn Hills ...
HS highlight reel: Bethel Park coach O’Connor resigns
By Chris Harlan
Bethel Park boys basketball coach Ben O’Connor resigned Thursday after six seasons with the Black Hawks to spend more time with his family. “The writing has been on the wall to take a step away and be a better dad, a better husband, a better son, friend, uncle, etc.,” ...
North Allegheny girls advance with win over Penn Hills
By Karen Price
After losing in the WPIAL and PIAA Class AAAA semifinals in 2014, North Allegheny talked all season about having unfinished business. They lost in the WPIAL semifinals again this year but still are on track in the PIAA playoffs after defeating Penn Hills, 65-48, in the second round Tuesday at Plum. ...
Gorman: Penn Hills’ Ely plays for redemption
By Kevin Gorman
Jade Ely sat on the Penn Hills bench for the final quarter of the WPIAL Class AAAA final, replaying in her mind what she did. ...
HS wrestling notebook: Penn Hills senior wrestler overcomes sprained knee ligament at state tourney
By Bill West
Already the victim of stomach ulcers as a junior, Penn Hills senior 170-pounder Te’Shan Campbell refused to let his body betray him again in his ...
PSU recruit Joseph to meet club pal, an Iowa recruit, in PIAA Class AAA semis
By Bill West
HERSHEY — Young Guns Wrestling Club practices forged a bond between Central Catholic senior Vincenzo Joseph and Punxsutawney junior Kaleb Young over the past several ...
Norwin girls capture 1st WPIAL title
By Kevin Gorman
Norwin never had won a WPIAL girls basketball title, so Brian Brozeski convinced his Knights it was going to take a team effort to beat ...
Late-blooming Penn Hills girls restoring WPIAL championship glory
By Bill West
At the start of the playoffs and even after two upset wins in the WPIAL Class AAAA playoffs, Penn Hills girls basketball coach John Tate ...
Penn Hills star wrestler has No. 1 seed in WPIAL, no stomach pains
By Bill West
Penn Hills senior Te’Shan Campbell will steer clear of Fruit Punch-flavored Powerade at the WPIAL Class AAA individual championships this week. A failure to avoid the ...
Penn Hills girls make statement against Mt. Lebanon
By Karen Price
What was expected to be a close game was anything but in No. 9 Penn Hills’ 65-42 win over No. 8 Mt. Lebanon in the first round of the girls Class AAAA playoffs Tuesday at North Allegheny. On the strength of its defense and rebounding, Penn Hills jumped to ...
Penn Hills girls basketball team claims 1st section title since 1995
By Ed Phillipps
For the first time in a generation, the Penn Hills girls basketball team has claimed a section title. For proof, look no further than the ...
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 ...
Gorman: Penn Hills proud again
By Kevin Gorman
John Tate had a familiar feeling upon accepting the first girls basketball section title plaque for Penn Hills in two decades. Finally, he was proud. “All I know is Penn Hills pride,” Tate said. “When I played, it was a pride thing that you were on the Penn Hills boys ...
Penn Hills football players commit to their college choices
By Ed Phillipps
The impressive list of Penn Hills football players who have gone on to play in college recently got a little longer. On Feb. 4, national ...
High school notebook: PIHL sets playoff format
By Staff Reports
After revising its classifications and alignments prior to the 2014-15 season, the PIHL faced questions about how the changes would affect its playoff system. The league ...
A-K Valley basketball notebook: Teams brace for ‘Battle of the Counties’
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Penn Hills is going all out this season for holiday basketball. The school will host a three-day “Battle of the Counties” round-robin event with eight girls teams and eight boys teams playing games across Saturday, Monday and Tuesday. There will be eight games each day, the first set to tip at 11 ...
Penn Hills swim team hopes to bounce back from early adversity
By Ed Phillipps
In her first season as Penn Hills swimming coach, Jen Price quickly is learning the job goes beyond the pool. A math teacher at the high school, Price has become accustomed to her athletes popping into her room before and after classes to talk strategy. “They like to talk to ...
Returning starters expected to boost Penn Hills boys basketball squad
By Ed Phillipps
As far back as they can recall, Penn Hills brothers DeAndre and Sherron Schifino-Winbush have been playing basketball together anywhere they could. Evolving from their backyard to the local playground courts to the high school team, the brothers have had a good run together. “We always played together growing up; ...
Experienced Penn Hills girls hoops team excited for new season
By Ed Phillipps
A single word kept popping up every time a Penn Hills player or coach began talking about the upcoming girls basketball season. That word? “Excited.” The Indians have plenty of reasons to be giddy about the upcoming season. After a respectable showing last season — they finished 14-9 overall and 8-4 in ...
Penn Hills relishes conference title, reflects on season
By Ed Phillipps
When it comes down to it, the final two weeks defined the Penn Hills football team’s season. After traveling to the Wolvarena and knocking off ...

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