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Western Pa. teams blanked at PIAA team tennis championships

By Jeff Dewees
HERSHEY — The WPIAL was well represented at the PIAA team tennis championships at Hershey Racquet Club, with three of the final eight teams across both classifications hailing from the region. But a championship eluded all of them. Upper St. Clair got the furthest. The Panthers reached Saturday’s Class AAA championship match ...
Fox Chapel boys volleyball team rolls into WPIAL semifinals
By George Guido
Top-seeded Fox Chapel made quick work of quarterfinal opponent Upper St. Clair on Thursday night. The Foxes swept the Panthers, 3-0, in a match that took ...
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Upper St. Clair’s Fernando Escribens, Allderdice’s Emma Harvey
By Alex Oltmanns
Fernando Escribens School: Upper St. Clair Year: Senior Sport: Tennis Claim to fame: The No. 1 singles player for the Panthers won his WPIAL championship ...
Upper St. Clair tennis dethrones 3-time defending WPIAL champion
By Karen Price
Wednesday’s WPIAL Class AAA boys team tennis championship came down to the No. 2 doubles match, and ended with Upper St. Clair dethroning defending champion Shady Side Academy, 3-2. The Indians, who had won the last three WPIAL team titles and four of the last five, won at No. 3 singles ...
Trib Cup: Upper St. Clair volleyball in search of complete game
By Brian Graham
Upper St. Clair volleyball coach Josh Ficorilli is struggling to pinpoint why his team is lingering around the middle of the standings this season. The Panthers are off to an uncharacteristically slow start, but there isn’t one thing Ficorilli can point at as the problem. He said it’s been a ...
Pitt lands Upper St. Clair tackle
By Jerry DiPaola
Upper St. Clair offensive lineman Brandon Ford could have waited several months before making a verbal commitment to college, perhaps attracting more offers in the process. But he didn’t want his future to get in the way of his present. That is why he called Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi on Sunday and ...
WPIAL boosts medal haul at PIAA swimming, diving event with 3 more golds
By Dave Mackall
LEWISBURG — WPIAL Class AAA competitors claimed three top spots Saturday on the final day of the 2015 PIAA swimming and diving championships, bringing to 18 the number of gold medals produced this season by District 7 schools. During the four-day event at Bucknell University’s Kinney Natatorium, 11 WPIAL golds were ...
Chartiers Valley’s Lohman captures 3rd straight PIAA diving title
By Doug Gulasy
LEWISBURG — With the PIAA Class AAA diving competition coming down to the wire, Chartiers Valley senior Maria Lohman knew she had to step up her performance in the finals. Focusing on her own dives instead of the scoreboard, Lohman won her third consecutive state diving title with 508.35 points ...
HS highlight reel: Swimmers earn top seeds for PIAA meet
By Tribune-Review
Judging by the psych sheets, the 2014 state runner-up North Allegheny girls swimming and diving team should again do quite well at the PIAA swimming and diving championships, which get started Wednesday and run through Saturday at Bucknell University. Lauren McGrath (200 free), Jacquelyn Du (50 free, 100 back) and ...
Play-in games provide welcome opportunity for WPIAL hoop teams
By Chris Harlan
Mt. Lebanon coach Joe David and his boys basketball team could have spent a week wishing for North Hills to win the WPIAL title. A year ...
North Allegheny teams again pull off double dip at WPIAL swimming championships
By Doug Gulasy
The WPIAL Class AAA swimming championships again turned into a North Allegheny double dip. For the fourth consecutive season, the Tigers swept the boys and ...
Records fall on opening day of WPIAL swimming championships
By Doug Gulasy
Records don’t last long anymore at the WPIAL swimming championships. A year after a dozen WPIAL records fell, more of the same happened on the ...
North Allegheny swim teams out to defend WPIAL championships
By Karen Kadilak
Seeded first in eight events, the North Allegheny girls swim team is heavily favored to win its seventh consecutive Class AAA title at the WPIAL ...
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Upper St. Clair’s Zack Pateras, Shaler’s Gia Thorpe
By Brian Graham
Zack Pateras School: Upper St. Clair Year: Junior Sport: Basketball Claim to fame: Pateras finished with a game-high 23 points — including seven 3-pointers — to lead the Panthers to a 61-59 win over Latrobe in the first round of the Class AAAA playoffs Saturday. This season, Pateras scored 233 ...
Pateras makes 7 3-pointers to lead Upper St. Clair past No. 7 seed Latrobe
By Bill West
No one on the basketball court at Charleroi stayed hot quite like Upper St. Clair junior guard Zack Pateras — and not just because he ...
Shaler girls shut down Upper St. Clair in first-round matchup
By Bill West
Shaler senior guard Liz Kline found the flood of confidence that came Friday night during a double-digit scoring run all too familiar because of her ...
Top 10 WPIAL recruits in the Class of 2016
By Chris Harlan
1. Miles Sanders, Woodland Hills (above) Twitter: @BoobieMiles_4 5-foot-11, 192 pounds, running back Sanders verbally committed to Penn State in July, but others continued to offer ...
Chartiers Valley displays shooting touch in blowout win over USC
By Chris Harlan
Chartiers Valley’s Tim McConnell ranks this season’s lineup among the best shooting teams he’s ever coached. Certainly top five. Maybe top three. That shooter’s touch showed ...
Gorman: Just say no to 6 classes
By Kevin Gorman
Jim Render knows what it’s like to have a WPIAL championship football team not participate in the PIAA playoffs. The Upper St. Clair coach also knows what it’s like to win a state title. USC elected not to participate in the inaugural PIAA playoffs in 1988, but won state titles ...
Opinions differ on more classifications for high school football
By Chris Harlan
A couple of years from now, Seneca Valley, North Allegheny or Hempfield might celebrate a WPIAL Class AAAAAA football championship. Too many A’s? Maybe ...
Dudzinski, Minuth hope to lead USC swimming to WPIAL title this season
By Karen Kadilak
The prospect of pleasant weather year-round persuaded Upper St. Clair senior Ryan Dudzinski to continue his swimming career at Stanford University next year. Dudzinski — a ...
High school notebook: All-state soccer teams announced
By Staff Reports
The Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches Association announced its all-state teams, and several players from the WPIAL and City League were recognized. For the boys, 12 players were honored, including the state’s player of the year, Abe Kouyate from Obama Academy. The Penn State recruit and Upper St. Clair’s Robbie Mertz (Michigan) ...
Previewing the PIAA soccer championships
By Bill West
CLASS AAA BOYS Peters Township vs. Great Valley When: 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Hersheypark Stadium Records: PT: 21-2; GV: 19-5-2 How they got here: WPIAL champ ...
Peters Township boys top USC to win back-to-back WPIAL Class AAA titles
By Bill West 9:26 p.m.
Peters Township forward Nicco Mastrangelo watched his identical twin, Mario, seize the spotlight moment in the WPIAL Class AAA championship a year ago. Nicco Mastrangelo made ...
Previewing the WPIAL soccer championships
By Bill West
CLASS AAA BOYS No. 1 Upper St. Clair vs. No. 3 Peters Township When: 8:15 p.m. Friday Records: Upper St. Clair (19-0-1), Peters Township (17-2) How ...

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