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Indiana shows potential for playoff success

By Les Harvath
Head coach Mark Zilinskas may teach math at Indiana, but his focus this season is chemistry. After finishing 7-4 overall and third in the Class AAA ...
HSFB preview by position: Prolific pass-catchers return at wide receiver
By Chris Harlan
One of the best wideouts in the WPIAL might become only a part-time receiver this season. Clairton’s Aaron Mathews will move to quarterback a year ...
HSFB preview by position: QBs trying to replace record-setters
By Chris Harlan
WPIAL quarterbacks experienced a record-setting season a year ago. The state witnessed the first high school passer to reach 11,000 career yards and another who ...
Greensburg Central Catholic’s Liberatore named Greensburg Tribune-Review Baseball Player of the Year
By Paul Schofield
PLAYER OF THE YEAR COLLIN LIBERATORE Greensburg Central Catholic, senior, pitcher/First baseman Collin Liberatore was a big reason why Greensburg Central Catholic won its ...
Gorman: Saluting the WPIAL’s 3-sport stars
By Kevin Gorman
Riley Stapleton’s colorful, storybook senior season ascended like a rainbow. No wonder it ended in gold. The Indiana star led the WPIAL in receptions in ...
Indiana uses big inning to storm past Laurel Highlands
By Paul Schofield
Indiana baseball coach Larry Cadile didn’t think people respected Section 2-AAA too much this season. At least Tuesday, Cadile’s Little Indians had their opponents take notice. No. ...
Blackhawk’s Omogrosso, Vincentian’s Wise named state’s players of the year
By Staff Report
Blackhawk’s Chassidy Omogrosso and Vincentian Academy’s Brenna Wise continue to defend their titles. Less than two weeks after they each helped their girls basketball teams ...
Special teams spark Indiana to PIHL Division 2 title
By Joe Sager
With a pair of man-advantage goals Thursday night, Indiana’s power play was powerful. However, the Little Indians’ penalty kill was a difference maker. Indiana rode its special teams to a 5-2 win over Carrick to capture the PIHL Division 2 championship at the RMU Island Sports Center. “Championships are hard to win. ...
New Castle defeats Indiana for 7th straight PIAA tournament victory
By Chris Harlan
WPIAL champion Indiana had faced teams with quick feet or quick hands, but never both. New Castle became the exception. “This was a combination I don’t ...
Gorman: Indiana has its ‘Hoosiers’
By Kevin Gorman
Before it even played for the WPIAL Class AAA championship, Indiana had a pep rally, mayor’s proclamation and police escort down Main Street. So you had to wonder how the school and town celebrated winning its first WPIAL title. “The post-victory (celebration),” Indiana coach Greg Lezanic said, “has almost been ...
High school notebook: Attendance up at WPIAL basketball title games
By Chris Harlan and  paul Schofield
Attendance was up for the WPIAL basketball finals. The WPIAL sold nearly 13,500 tickets for last weekend’s eight championships at Petersen Events Center, said executive ...
Indiana boys beat Beaver Falls for 1st WPIAL basketball title
By Chris Harlan
The final seconds were falling away, and Indiana’s Dylan Stapleton found himself falling down. But with 1.5 seconds left, the junior leaned into the lane ...
Gorman: Indiana’s run high on heart
By Kevin Gorman
Indiana is holding a pep rally in its gymnasium Thursday to celebrate its first WPIAL basketball finals appearance. But its path to Petersen Events Center was forged by road trips that prepared the Little Indians for playoff-caliber competition. “As big as it is to play at Petersen Events Center and in ...
Indiana brushes past Highlands into semifinals
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Fox Chapel’s big-screen electronic scoreboard flashes a bright-red ad for McDonald’s during games. Highlands was seeing red all night in the WPIAL Class AAA quarterfinals ...
Trib Cup: Indiana girls use shutdown defense to succeed in Section 3
By Alex Oltmanns
Holding opposing teams to less than 36 points per game is usually a good recipe for success on the basketball court. Girls basketball tams in WPIAL Section 3-AAA have come to know that all too well this season, as section-leader Indiana has posted a 15-1 record (9-0 in section) after holding ...
City League power Allderdice hands Indiana its 1st defeat
By Chris Harlan
Allderdice coach Buddy Valinsky took his team to Consol Energy Center to watch Virginia Commonwealth, a college team that wins with speed and energy. Asked to ...
No. 1 Indiana boasts top defense in WPIAL, leading to lots of dunks
By Chris Harlan
With more than two dozen dunks, Indiana’s Riley Stapleton ranks among the WPIAL’s most electric scorers. But he and his teammates discovered this season that ...
Kittanning wrestling team preps for playoffs by drubbing Indiana, 54-25
By Matt Grubba
Kittanning’s place in the team wrestling postseason already was clinched, and Joel Tack put an exclamation point on it. Tack took just 9 seconds to pin Indiana’s Ryan Palmer in the final contested bout of the night, and the Wildcats booked their spot in the Section 3-AA and WPIAL Class AA ...
Greensburg athletes of the week: Hempfield’s Kason Harrell, Indiana’s Jessica Stever
By Andrew John
Kason Harrell School: Hempfield Sport: Basketball Year: Senior Claim to fame: Harrell, an IPFW recruit, finished with 23 points to lead Hempfield (11-1, 4-0) to ...
West Shamokin can’t topple Indiana
By Matt Grubba
The pace of play suited West Shamokin, but Indiana showed two teams can play lock-down defense. Riley Stapleton scored a game-high 17 points and dished out five assists to lead the Class AAA No. 2 Indians to a Section 3-AAA 45-30 win over West Shamokin on Tuesday. Jacob Zilinskas added 10 points ...
WPIAL players named to Class AAA, A all-state teams
By Staff Report
The Pennsylvania football writers all-state teams for Class A and AAA were released Monday. Several players were recognized from Western Pennsylvania. In Class AAA, selections ...
Greensburg Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Indiana’s Luke Lewandowski, Greensburg Central Catholic’s Olivia Binda
By Andrew John
Luke Lewandowski School: Indiana Year: Senior Sport: Hockey Claim to fame: Lewandowski, who has 11 points this season, recorded a hat trick and added an assist to lead ...
Top-ranked Central Valley routs Indiana, eases into semifinals
By Ed Phillipps
One quarterback stepped up while the other sat out, and that made all the difference in Central Valley’s 41-14 victory over Indiana in a WPIAL Class AAA quarterfinal at Butler’s Art Bernardi Stadium. Central Valley senior John George, who sat out last week’s game with an ankle injury, completed 8 ...
Previewing the WPIAL quarterfinals
By Staff Reports
Below is a look at some of the top WPIAL quarterfinal matchups: Class AAAA 2-Penn-Trafford (10-0) vs. 7-North Allegheny (8-2) 7:30 p.m. Friday at ...

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