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Roundball roundup: Hooker leads Quad-A stars to win

By Staff Reports
Malik Hooker, an Ohio State football recruit from undefeated state champion New Castle, took home MVP honors as the Class AAAA all-stars defeated the Class A/City team, 130-125, in the 11th annual Roundball Classic at Geneva College. Hooker scored 23 to lead Class AAAA. Elijah Minnie from state champion Lincoln …
High school notebook: Hampton’s Luther edges New Castle’s Hooker in all-state player of the year voting
By Chris Harlan
Despite four head-to-head losses, Hampton senior Ryan Luther was chosen over New Castle’s Malik Hooker as the state’s Class AAAA boys basketball player of the …
PIAA looking to limit athletics at charter schools with proposal
By Chris Harlan
A PIAA plan, that would make charter school athletes play sports on public-school teams in their home districts has little chance for success, Lincoln Park …
Lincoln Park captures 1st PIAA Class A championship
By Paul Schofield
HERSHEY — Lincoln Park basketball coach Mark Javens had seen enough. His team was down 16 points to Math, Civics and Science in the second …
Breaking down the PIAA basketball finals
By Chris Harlan
Class AAAA New Castle vs. La Salle College 8 p.m. Saturday, Giant Center New Castle (30-0) Coach: Ralph Blundo No. Name Pos. Ht. Yr. 3 Drew Allen G 6-0 Sr. 5 Jake McPhatter G/F 5-11 Sr. 22 Anthony …
PIAA basketball championships notebook: Seton-La Salle ready for double dip in Hershey
By Chris Harlan
For the second time in three seasons, the Seton-La Salle boys basketball team will watch the PIAA Class AA girls championship. This time, though, they’ll …
Breaking down the PIAA basketball semifinals
By Compiled By   Tribune-Review
Class AAAA New Castle (29-0) vs. Abington (25-5) 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Chambersburg Winner plays: The winner of Chester (25-5) vs. La Salle College (22-6) How they got here: WPIAL champion New Castle defeated Bethel Park, 71-64, in the first round; North Allegheny, 64-54, in the second round; and Hampton …
High upside for Lincoln Park senior Skovranko
By Chris Harlan
Maverick Rowan’s 3s and Elijah Minnie’s dunks have highlighted Lincoln Park’s romp through the Class A playoffs. But don’t overlook teammate Ryan Skovranko, insists Mike …
Defense carries Lincoln Park to PIAA quarterfinal victory
By Gary Horvath
Although Lincoln Park is known for having top-level talent on the offensive end, its defense was on full display Friday. Lincoln Park (29-1) held Vincentian …
Minnie paces Lincoln Park in PIAA opening-round rout of Johnsonburg
By Chris Harlan
This time, Lincoln Park made certain there was no upset. “We definitely had a chip on our shoulder,” said Elijah Minnie, who had 30 points …
High school notebook: Lincoln Park looking forward to rematch with Johnsonburg
By Staff Reports
Lincoln Park wanted at some point this postseason a rematch with Johnsonburg, the team that ended last season’s playoff run. Well, here it is. WPIAL …
Lincoln Park dominant in WPIAL championship victory over Monessen
By Gary Horvath
Top-seeded Lincoln Park (25-1) showboated its way to its second WPIAL Class A title in the last three seasons, defeating No. 3 Monessen, 85-41, at …
Lincoln Park’s Minnie to face former Monessen teammates
By Chris Harlan
Elijah Minnie will share the Palumbo Center court with hometown friends from Monessen, but they can’t all become WPIAL champions. His friends will wear Greyhounds …
Breaking down the WPIAL basketball finals
By Compiled By Chris Harlan
Class AAAA New Castle vs. Hampton 7 p.m. Saturday, Palumbo Center New Castle (25-0, No. 1 seed) Coach: Ralph Blundo No., Name, Pos., Ht., Yr. …
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Lincoln Park’s Maverick Rowan, Seton-La Salle’s Nicolete Newman
By Brian Graham
Maverick Rowan School: Lincoln Park Year: Sophomore Sport: Basketball Claim to fame: A Pitt recruit, Rowan scored 28 points in an 87-56 win over Cornell …
Class A boys basketball preview: Lincoln Park fell short of WPIAL, PIAA titles last year but again is favored
By Chris Harlan
If anyone on Lincoln Park’s basketball roster has forgotten how last season ended, an early-season refresher has been scheduled. The Leopards will bus three hours …
Trib Prospect: Lincoln Park’s Maverick Rowan
By Kevin Gorman
When Pitt offered a scholarship to Maverick Rowan, the Lincoln Park freshman didn’t have to look far for advice. Rowan simply turned to his father, …
Lincoln Park basketball standout Rowan picks Pitt
By Kevin Gorman
Pitt coach Jamie Dixon has found the sharpshooting guard for whom he’s been searching, but he’s still a few years away from playing for the …
Montour, Lincoln Park trying to reach 3rd straight PIAA title game
By Chris Harlan
Call his players overachievers, and Montour coach Adam Kaufman wouldn’t disagree much. How could he? “Our guys have given us everything they have,” said Kaufman, …
Gorman: Minnie’s PIAA play a ‘Cinderella story’
By Kevin Gorman
Elijah Minnie endured one of the biggest recruiting ordeals in recent Western Pennsylvania history without ever receiving a scholarship offer. That’s about to change. Minnie was ruled ineligible by the WPIAL and PIAA when Monessen contested his transfer to Lincoln Park, a charter school in Midland, alleging that he was …
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Lincoln Park’s Elijah Minnie, Vincentian’s Brenna Wise
By Brian Graham
Elijah Minnie School: Lincoln Park Year: Junior Sport: Basketball Claim to fame: Minnie had a triple-double with 26 points, 13 blocked shots and 10 rebounds …
Clairton boys stun top-seeded Lincoln Park
By Mark Kaboly
Heading into Tuesday’s semifinal against top seed Lincoln Park, it was being said that Clairton, a football team in basketball shorts, had no chance against …
Clairton players relishing rare underdog role in matchup with top-seeded Lincoln Park
By Keith Barnes
Over the last few years, Clairton has become used to the post-football hangover that has held the basketball team back from reaching its full potential. …
Prospect watch: Lincoln Park junior G/F Ryan Skovranko
By Chris Harlan
ryan skovranko 6-foot-7, Jr., G-F, Lincoln Park Kentucky’s John Calipari had to cancel a scheduled visit with Lincoln Park junior Ryan Skovranko, but the coach …
PIAA rules Lincoln Park’s Minnie eligible at 2nd appeal hearing
By Chris Harlan
Lincoln Park’s Elijah Minnie was ruled eligible Thursday following a PIAA appeals hearing in Mechanicsburg, reversing two previous rulings by the WPIAL and one by …

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