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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 ...
Indiana whips West Mifflin, 42-12, earns shot at top seed Central Valley in next round
By Dave Mackall
Right from the start, Indiana set the tone for a first-round playoff victory over West Mifflin on Friday night. The Little Indians pushed around the Titans ...
Penn-Trafford earns No. 2 seed, will play Fox Chapel in 1st round of WPIAL playoffs
By Paul Schofield
Undefeated Penn-Trafford was rewarded the No. 2 seed by the WPIAL football committee Monday at the annual pairings meeting. The WPIAL announced the first-round pairings ...
Greensburg Tribune-Review Q&A: Indiana’s Jake Zilinskas
By Bill West
His father stared down centers and chased quarterbacks as a nose guard at IUP, but Indiana junior Jake Zilinskas continues to impress with what he ...
High school notebook: Plenty to play for in GAC in Week 9
By Chris Harlan and Bill Hartlep
Just 11 of 64 possible WPIAL football playoff positions remain open heading into the final week of the regular season, and many teams have plenty ...
Big night from Stapleton brothers carries No. 9 Indiana over Knoch
By Kyle Pillar
On senior night, it was Indiana’s senior wide receiver Riley Stapleton who shined brightest under the lights at Andy Kuznesky Field. But younger brother, Dylan, wasn’t too far behind. The No. 9 Indians (5-3, 4-3) held on for a 28-25 victory over Knoch in Greater Allegheny action Friday evening. The Stapleton brothers, ...
North Allegheny, Sewickley Academy girls claim tennis titles
By Gary Horvath
Members of the North Allegheny girls tennis team were quick to show their excitement after winning a second straight WPIAL Class AAA team championship Thursday, but they also will be quick to turn their focus to the next test, coach Michelle Weniger said. “They will start thinking about states by ...
High school football notebook: Pine-Richland QB has 2 perfect performances
By Chris Harlan
It’s been almost two weeks since Pine-Richland quarterback Ben DiNucci threw an incomplete pass. DiNucci, the WPIAL leader in passing yards, continued to flaunt his pinpoint accuracy last Friday night. The senior completed all 15 of his passes for 334 yards and four touchdowns in a 64-35 victory over ...
Greensburg Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Indiana’s Kyle Grube, Yough’s Hannah Ponitz
By Andrew John
Kyle Grube School: Indiana Year: Junior Sport: Golf Claim to fame: Grube, who has a scoring average of 36.8 strokes per nine holes, shot 77 ...
Elizabeth Forward can’t slow Indiana’s offense in 36-6 defeat
By Dave Mackall
Indiana coach Mark Zilinskas gave his son Jacob Zilinskas a hug after the Indians quarterback rushed for two touchdowns and passed for a third Friday in a 36-6 WPIAL Class AAA nonconference victory over visiting Elizabeth Forward, earning him an annual homecoming award. But it was the guys in the trenches ...

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