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Pittsburgh athletes of the week: Plum’s Rob Deemer, Trinity’s Sierra Kotchman

By Alex Oltmanns
Rob Deemer School: Plum Year: Senior Sport: Basketball Claim to fame: The senior forward scored 14 points, including a basket with 1.8 seconds left, to ...
Kotchman, Dunn & Co. helping Trinity girls chase Section 5-AAA title
By Josh Rizzo
Opponents fret before playing the Trinity girls basketball team over how to stop Sierra Kotchman and Mary Dunn from scoring. Hillers coach Bob Miles spends a similar amount of time worrying about assembling his own game plan. Kotchman, a 5-foot-4 junior guard, and Dunn, a 6-0 senior center, provide an average of ...
Underdogs prepare for 1st-round challenges of the WPIAL playoffs
By Paul Schofield
When McGuffey football coach Ed Dalton prepares for an opponent, he has his players do a homework assignment. “We give them a player on the opposing ...
No. 8 West Mifflin survives scare from Trinity
By Dave Mackall
Ray Braszo was second-guessing himself all night long. Good thing for No. 8 West Mifflin its football coach guessed right. Karlyn Garner passed for 146 yards and one touchdown and rushed for two others, and sophomore Howard Reid — subbing for injured Russell Tyree — rushed for 152 yards to lead ...
Thomas Jefferson dominates Trinity behind defense, Hill’s running
By John Krysinsky
Thomas Jefferson overpowered Trinity with a strong running game and stingy defense in a 42-0 win on its homecoming in a Class AAA Big Ten Conference matchup between teams that were tied going into the night. The Jaguars (3-2, 3-2) continued climbing back toward the top of the standings ...
HSFB preview by position: WPIAL full of game-changing kickers
By Chris Harlan
The WPIAL’s kickers had a remarkable season a year ago with some game-winning kicks and standout performances fit for the record books. ...
Trinity’s Miller puts focus on defense, running game
By Wynston Wilcox
Jon Miller put his focus into two areas while preparing for this football season: defense and the running game. Miller, Trinity’s first-year coach, said the past ...
Trinity’s Gray named Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Softball Player of the Year
By Karen Price
Player of the Year Olivia Gray Trinity, SENIOR, shortstop Four-year starter Olivia Gray was accustomed to batting leadoff and collecting hits like they were ...
Trinity falls in PIAA Class AAA softball championship game
By George Guido
UNIVERSITY PARK — Trinity came up short in its first PIAA softball final appearance Friday at Penn State’s Nittany Lion Softball Park. Bethlehem Catholic scored runs ...
Previewing the 2015 PIAA baseball and softball championships
By Compiled By  trib Total Media
Below is a look at the PIAA baseball and softball championship games involving WPIAL teams. Class AAA baseball Knoch vs. Abington Heights Noon ...
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Neshannock’s Rich Serignese, Trinity’s Olivia Gray
By Alex Oltmanns
Rich Serignese School: Neshannock Year: Junior Sport: Baseball Claim to fame: In a PIAA quarterfinal win Thursday, Serignese held Steel Valley to just one earned ...
Trinity softball rallies to reach its 1st PIAA championship game
By Karen Price
After the postgame jumping, hugging, cheering celebration of Trinity’s 3-2 win over Bellwood-Antis in the PIAA Class AAA semifinals died down Tuesday, Hillers senior third ...
PIAA postpones semifinal games
By Tribune-Review
Rain and thunderstorms forced the PIAA to postpone nine baseball and softball semifinal games Monday, including five involving WPIAL teams. The games were all moved to Tuesday. In baseball, Shaler (20-5) will play District 1’s North Penn (21-4) at 3 p.m. at Greene Township Park in Scotland. Knoch (21-2) will play ...
PIAA softball semifinals preview: Hempfield chases berth in finals
By Paul Schofield
The last time the Hempfield softball team won 20 games was in 2001. That’s also the last time the team reached the PIAA semifinals. Hempfield (20-2) ...
Trinity derails Southmoreland softball’s dream of making state playoffs
By Jason Black
The Southmoreland softball team had a season like no other in the program’s history. The 13th-seeded Scotties picked up two playoff wins against higher-seeded opponents ...
Miller named new Trinity football coach
By Chris Harlan
Jon Miller, a former head coach at Moon, was hired Thursday to coach Trinity’s football team. Miller, 38, was an assistant last season at Bethel Park, where he teaches. Previously, he was an assistant at Canon-McMillan, Upper St. Clair and North Hills, along with a stint coaching in Florida. He replaces ...
Woodland Hills repeats as WPIAL rifle champ
By Karen Price 11:45 p.m.
The Woodland Hills rifle team was on target once again as the Wolverines captured their second straight WPIAL championship and third in four years Tuesday. Woodland Hills (8-0) shot 800-69x to edge second-place Trinity (6-2), which shot 800-64x, and McGuffey (8-0), which shot 800-56x at Dormont-Mt. Lebanon Sportsmen’s Club in ...
HS highlight reel: Playoff positions on the line
By Tribune-Review
The fates of several of boys basketball teams’ seasons hangs in the balance Friday night, when the bulk of WPIAL programs wrap up section play. Four teams from each section advance to the WPIAL playoffs, which begin next week — more than four can advance if head-to-head records fail to ...
Kemp scores 5 touchdowns as Thomas Jefferson cruises past Trinity
By David Whipkey
Even though they were held to their lowest point total this season, Thomas Jefferson made it evident there are few schools in its class in Class AAA. Coach Bill Cherpak’s Jaguars made it clear Friday night at Trinity’s Hiller Field that they will be a force as the weather cools with ...
Elizabeth Forward holds off pesky Trinity, 33-28
By Josh Yohe
The Elizabeth Forward defense remains a work in progress. Luckily, it didn’t see much playing time against Trinity on Friday. A bruising Elizabeth Forward rushing attack controlled play early and often as the Warriors escaped with a 33-28 victory in Big Nine Conference action. “Our defense just isn’t very good ...
Laurel Highlands matches 2013 win total by outscoring Trinity, 55-42
By Jason Black
The Laurel Highlands football team has taken full advantage of its first two home games to start the 2014 season. After scoring a thrilling 14-13 victory ...
Belle Vernon Area trounces Trinity in Humbert’s debut
By Jeremy Sellew
Belle Vernon Area football coach Matt Humbert couldn’t have asked for a better start to his first season roaming the Leopards sideline. Marcel McCaskill started the ...
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