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Fox Chapel, Ambridge capture WPIAL volleyball titles

By Kevin Lohman
Emotions ran high at the Baldwin High School gym, the site of the WPIAL boys volleyball championships, as Fox Chapel topped Section 3 rival Seneca ...
Obama Academy volleyball will attempt to dethrone 3-time reigning WPIAL champion Ambridge
By Ed Phillipps
With the way his predictions are going, Pete Vitti ought to buy a lottery ticket. The Obama Academy boys volleyball coach preached to his ...
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Ambridge’s Isaac Elliot, Pine-Richland’s Kat Quigley
By Alex Oltmanns
Isaac Elliot School: Ambridge Year: Sophomore Sport: Track and field Claim to fame: Elliott won the 100- and 200-meter dashes at the Baldwin Invitational on ...
Perennial boys volleyball powers to face challenges
By Ed Phillipps 9:25 p.m.
There’s a sentiment going around the WPIAL that if you want to be the best in boys volleyball, then you have to beat the best. ...
Defensive strategy sparks New Castle in win over Ambridge
By Chris Harlan
Ambridge’s Daylon Carter forced New Castle to do something it never had done under coach Ralph Blundo. The Red Hurricanes used a box-and-one defense. “First ...
Ambridge stars draw from their older siblings’ experiences
By Bill West
In her bedroom, Ambridge sophomore Sarah Fischer keeps a letter from her older sister Katie that reflects on the former Bridgers star’s high school basketball ...
Gorman: McGinnis to boost Quips
By Kevin Gorman
Once Stephon McGinnis was ruled immediately eligible at Aliquippa on Monday by the WPIAL Board of Directors, the Quips became a favorite to reach the WPIAL Class AA final. Oh wait. The Quips already were a favorite to be a finalist, given their No. 2 ranking. Aliquippa is pretty much ...
WPIAL rules McGinnis eligible at Aliquippa
By Chris Harlan
Stephon McGinnis can join his new Aliquippa teammates on the football field Friday night. The two-sport standout who transferred last month from Ambridge was ruled eligible Monday by the WPIAL Board of Directors. “We approved the transfer in all sports,” said WPIAL executive director Tim O’Malley, ending two weeks of ...
Gorman: The curious case of Stephon McGinnis
By Kevin Gorman
Stephon McGinnis was one of two returning lettermen at Ambridge and a unanimous selection as a team captain. So it was something of a shock ...
HS highlight reel: Ambridge contests McGinnis transfer
By Tribune-Review
Ambridge will contest senior Stephon McGinnis’ transfer to Aliquippa, leaving the senior ineligible for now. The WPIAL received transfer paperwork Monday morning without a signature of approval from Ambridge’s principal, executive director Tim O’Malley said. As a result, the WPIAL will hold an eligibility hearing for McGinnis, a ...
HS highlight reel: Bridgers star could be asset to Quips
By Tribune-Review
Ambridge standout Stephon McGinnis has transferred to Aliquippa, where he could play football this season. McGinnis, a two-sport senior who switched schools Monday, already has joined practice with the Quips football team, but won’t play in games until the WPIAL decides his eligibility, said Aliquippa coach and athletic director Mike ...
Veteran coaches having mixed results while leading new teams
By Doug Gulasy
Tom Nola admittedly finds himself in a situation he’s not used to one-third of the way through the regular season. After racking up almost unprecedented success ...
WPIAL teams value hard-to-come-by nonconference games in Week 1
By Bill West
Bethel Park coach Jeff Metheny might wonder if there’s a sadist among the people responsible for making the WPIAL football regular-season schedules. That theory would ...
HSFB preview by position: Familiar faces coaching in new places
By Chris Harlan
The WPIAL and City League have a number of familiar faces coaching in new places. Among the career moves since last season, these five changes ...
New coach has Ambridge playing outside comfort zone
By Kevin Ritchart
Change is good. That’s the attitude coach Dan Bradley is trying to instill in his players in his first year at Ambridge. Bradley, who comes to the ...
Ambridge falls in PIAA volleyball final for 2nd consecutive year
By Jason Mackey
UNIVERSITY PARK — Losing in the PIAA Class AA final for a second year in a row didn’t sit well with Ambridge senior Lee Smith. “It’s ...
North Allegheny, Ambridge seek PIAA volleyball glory
By Jason Mackey
Brendan Brown can tell something changed with the North Allegheny boys volleyball team. The senior middle blocker doesn’t know exactly why or how, but the Tigers ...
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Ambridge’s Aaron Mueller, TJ’s Kyla Prickett
By Brian Graham
Aaron Mueller School: Ambridge Year: Senior Sport: Volleyball Claim to fame: Mueller was a factor in the Bridgers’ victories over Cochranton, 3-0, in the PIAA ...
Ambridge volleyball gets best of Derry again in PIAA semifinals
By Ed Phillipps
With Tuesday’s volleyball match between Ambridge and Derry deadlocked at a game apiece, the Bridgers’ Lee Smith told his teammates during a timeout: “We got ...
North Allegheny, Ambridge again claim WPIAL volleyball championships
By Alex Oltmanns
The North Allegheny boys volleyball team completed what seems like an annual spring ritual Thursday night at Baldwin — winning the WPIAL Class AAA title. ...
North Allegheny, Ambridge facing familiar title-game foes
By Alex Oltmanns
If recent history is any indication, the fact the North Allegheny and Ambridge boys volleyball teams are playing for a WPIAL championship should come as no surprise. That trend will continue Thursday, as the top-seeded Tigers take on Norwin at  8 p.m. in the Class AAA final, and the Bridgers match ...
Young players step up for South Fayette in quarterfinal-round win
By Chris Harlan
South Fayette teammates Sara Jubas and Emily Bryan could say confidently they’ve never had a WPIAL playoff game better than this. Of course, ...
New WPIAL hall of famer Yannessa cherishes the process
By Justin Criado
Don Yannessa is a winner, there’s no disputing that. But what’s even more impressive than the numbers is the way he changed the culture everywhere ...
Ambridge softball weathering storm of early-season rainouts
By Chris Harlan
Ambridge should know by this weekend whether it still is the favorite in Section 1-AAA softball. Nine of their first 10 games were rained out, ...
High school roundup: Gateway, Ambridge, Bentworth hire football coaches
By Staff Reports
Gateway School Board members officially hired Tom Nola as the district’s varsity football coach Wednesday night, selecting the longtime Clairton coach to replace Donnie Militzer, ...

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