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Brumbaugh-led Pa. tops Maryland in storm-shortened Big 33 game

By Chris Harlan
HERSHEY – There were thunderstorms in the air instead of late December snowflakes, but South Fayette’s Brett Brumbaugh still liked this place just as much. ...
Knoch wins 1st WPIAL title by beating defending champ West Allegheny
By Doug Gulasy
In keeping with its team philosophy, Knoch treated Wednesday night’s game against West Allegheny like any other during the season. But this one will mean a ...
Previewing the the 2015 WPIAL baseball championships
By Chris Harlan
Breaking down the 2015 WPIAL baseball championships: CLASS AAAA Norwin vs. Central Catholic 5 p.m. Wednesday, Consol Energy Park No. ...
Kirkpatrick carries West Allegheny to playoff win
By Kevin Lohman
West Allegheny pitcher Marla Kirkpatrick surrendered a leadoff home run to Greensburg Salem shortstop Claire Oberdorf on her third pitch of the WPIAL Class AAA ...
Kittanning shut out by West Allegheny
By Matt Grubba
When big plays needed to be made, West Allegheny showed why it’s the defending WPIAL champ. Nick Wiethorn drove in four runs with a 4-for-4 performance, ...
Late slump doesn’t faze defending champion West Allegheny as playoffs loom
By Chris Harlan
The defending champions won’t complain if anyone underestimates them. After a tough final week that included a loss to a winless team, West ...
Previewing the 2015 WPIAL baseball season
By Compiled By Paul Schofield
Class AAAA Preseason top five Team 2014 record 1. North Allegheny 13-8 2. Shaler 14-8 3. Bethel Park 10-9 4. Moon 16-5 5. Penn-Trafford 15-5 Section favorites 1. North Allegheny: This section got ...
Quaker Valley boys capture PIAA Class AA swimming and diving title
By Doug Gulasy
LEWISBURG — Given the distance between Western Pennsylvania and Bucknell University, it seemed fitting WPIAL swimmers did some of their best work in the lengthiest events on the second day of the PIAA Class AA swimming and diving championships. Highlands’ Bailey Bonnett and West Allegheny’s Jarod Kehl won the 500-yard freestyle ...
Southmoreland holds on behind freshman’s late heroics
By Ed Phillipps
Brandon Stone is only a freshman, but he might never have a more impressive end to a game than he did Friday night. The 6-foot-7 Southmoreland center scored six points and had two blocks — all with less than two minutes to play — as the Scotties (18-5) survived a ...
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 ...
Connellsville falls short in WPIAL Class AAA wrestling quarterfinals
By Jason Black
Connellsville battled to earn an opportunity to compete in the quarterfinals of the WPIAL Class AAA wrestling playoffs Wednesday at Franklin Regional. But once in ...
West Allegheny swimmer has Olympic dreams
By Karen Kadilak
While West Allegheny senior Jarod Kehl focuses on repeating as state swimming champion in two events, coaches who recruited him to the University of Kentucky ...
HS highlight reel: Weekend wrestling tourneys on tap
By Bill West
Friday and Saturday will offer three entertaining options for high school wrestling fans. The 18-team Westmoreland County Coaches Association tournament will be held at Franklin Regional, with Saturday’s finals around 7 p.m. The 22-team Tri-County tournament will be held at Ringgold. The finals will be around 2:30 p.m. Saturday. And the 13-team ...
Jump to Class AAA a challenge for West Allegheny swimmers
By Karen Kadilak
Having been moved by the league from Class AA to AAA, the West Allegheny girls swimming team does not expect to repeat as a WPIAL ...
Trib Cup: West Allegheny girls off to fast start under veteran coach
By Brian Graham
West Allegheny’s first-year girls basketball coach, Reggie Wells, has won his share of high school basketball games and has the hardware to boot. Wells — the former South Park boys and girls coach — brings with him a pair of WPIAL titles and one PIAA title. Keeping his team motivated ...
Gymnastics coach Gazda guiding trio of high school teams
By Karen Kadilak
Busy coaching three high school girls gymnastics teams, Terri Gazda hopes to add a fourth next year. Gazda, 56, of Coraopolis, has met with officials at ...
WPIAL Class AAA notebook: Central Valley to face another merger in PIAA playoffs
By George Guido
Central Valley will battle another recent school merger when it takes on Conneaut High School next weekend. Conneaut was formed several years ago by way of a merger between Linesville, Conneaut Lake and Conneaut Valley high schools. The school district, located in western Crawford County, once housed three high schools ...
Central Valley beats rival West Allegheny to win WPIAL Class AAA championship
By Chris Harlan
As it learned here last season, Central Valley would need Jordan Whitehead and his teammates to win. After Whitehead dazzled, wideout B.J. Powell caught a game-winning, ...
Plenty of respect between Parkway Conference rivals
By Ed Phillipps
Something is going to give when Central Valley and West Allegheny meet for the WPIAL Class AAA championship at 8 p.m. Friday at Heinz Field. ...
Gorman: Palko perfect for West Allegheny
By Kevin Gorman
Bob Palko was warned when he took the job 19 years ago that he would never win at his alma mater, West Allegheny. Seven WPIAL Class AAA championships later, Palko has not only proven people wrong but made history in the process. West Allegheny hasn’t just won WPIAL titles, it’s ...
Dominant running game helps West Allegheny to lopsided victory over Thomas Jefferson
By Chris Harlan
Lopsided scores dotted Thomas Jefferson’s season schedule. But none were like this. For the first time in coach Bill Cherpak’s memory, his Jaguars were blown ...
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 ...
WPIAL Class AAA semifinal capsule: West Allegheny vs. Thomas Jefferson
By Chris Harlan
class AAA Semifinal No. 2 Thomas Jefferson (11-0) vs. No. 3 West Allegheny (10-1)   7:30 p.m. Friday at Bethel Park Bill Cherpak didn’t ...
No. 3 West Allegheny uses wrinkle in quarterfinal win over Franklin Regional
By Bill West
With a coach as wily as Bob Palko in charge, there’s no telling what West Allegheny will run on offense from week to week. On ...
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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