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New WPIAL hall of famer Yannessa cherises 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, …
TJ girls sweep past Ambridge in WPIAL playoffs
By Justin Criado
In one of the most evenly matched preliminary round games of the WPIAL Class AAA girls basketball playoffs, Thomas Jefferson outlasted Ambridge, 50-36, on Saturday afternoon at North Allegheny, much to the surprise of Jaguars coach Phil Shar. “I thought this was going to come down to the last possession,” …
High school notebook: Seton-La Salle football coach Perry resigns
By Kevin Gorman and Chris Harlan
Greg Perry resigned as Seton-La Salle’s football coach Monday after 20 years on the staff, including the past nine as head coach. “I appreciate the …
Kittanning rolls in preliminary-round win over Ambridge
By Matt Grubba
Whoever seeded Kittanning into a preliminary round game might be second-guessing that decision after Tuesday’s match. The Wildcats were dominant from start to finish and …
Ambridge hoping to put end to losing stretch
By Chuck Curti
Ambridge, once a perennial WPIAL playoff contender, has seen its share of hard times over the past decade. Wins have been hard to come by …
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: North Allegheny’s Tommy Keisling, Ambridge’s Hannah Smith
By Tribune-Review
Tommy Keisling School: North Allegheny Year: Senior Sport: Volleyball Claim to fame: A Juniata recruit and two-time WPIAL MVP, Keisling broke the school record for …
Class AAA storms back in WPIAL all-star baseball game
By George Guido
It looked as if the  Class AAAA all-stars were on their way to a rout in the nightcap of the 10th annual WPIAL all-star doubleheader …
North Allegheny wins state boys volleyball title, Ambridge falls in finals
By Bill West
STATE COLLEGE — Red-faced and restless, North Allegheny senior Justin Zweig shuffled his feet as he waited for the PIAA medal that eluded him and …
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Ambridge’s Lee Smith, Peters Township’s Sarah Bootman
By Brian Graham
Lee Smith School: Ambridge Year: Junior Sport: Volleyball Claim to fame: Smith had a team-high 26 kills in leading the Bridgers to a 25-21, 25-16, …
Ambridge volleyball bounces Derry for trip to PIAA final
By Paul Schofield
Ambridge dominated Derry in its two previous volleyball meetings. Tuesday’s PIAA Class AA semifinal at North Allegheny High School was different, but with the same …
Greensburg Salem wins 1st WPIAL Class AAA championship
By Paul Schofield
Greensburg Salem’s girls softball team picked the perfect time to play its best game of the season. The Golden Lions (21-2) captured their first WPIAL …
HS Buzz: Volleyball teams have mixed feelings on new PIAA format
By Tribune-Review
The annual pool party has been scratched from the boys volleyball playoffs. The PIAA tournament will use a standard single-elimination bracket this season, eliminating the four-team pools it previously featured in the quarterfinals. The new format also provides separate dates and sites for each of the four rounds, rather than …
Ambridge, North Allegheny defend WPIAL volleyball championships
By Chris Harlan
When Ambridge’s volleyball team gathered for its championship photo, the shorter players stood in front and the taller players moved toward the back. It was …
Ambridge outlasts West Mifflin, weather delay for semifinal victory
By Keith Barnes
All season, West Mifflin was able to come up with key hits in critical situations. It’s what helped the Titans reach the WPIAL Class AAA …
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Gateway’s Montae Nicholson, Ambridge’s Kelly Haslett
By Brian Graham
Montae Nicholson School: Gateway Year: Junior Sport: Track and field Claim to fame: Nicholson left the WPIAL Class AAA track championships at Baldwin with two …
Majority of roster returns to make Ambridge a WPIAL title contender
By Chris Adamski
At a program with the recent prestige and success of Ambridge softball, a 16-2 section-championship regular season and WPIAL Class AAA quarterfinal appearance last year …
Ambridge girls top Uniontown
By Staff Report
Katie Fischer hit five 3-pointers and scored 18 points, and Kelly Haslett added 10 points and 10 rebounds as Ambridge (15-8) defeated Uniontown, 45-38, in a WPIAL Class AAA first-round playoff game Wednesday at Canon-McMillan High School. With the win, Ambridge advances to the quarterfinals and will play Hopewell on …
Freeport volleyball upset by Ambridge
By Dave Yohe
Freeport coach Tom Phillips knew a lack of intensity or a lapse in concentration could lead to issues for his team. In this case, it …
WPIAL teams to face off for final playoff berths
By Chris Harlan
Belle Vernon fans will be rooting for Ringgold this weekend, and Freedom would surely welcome a New Brighton victory. It’s Week 9 of the WPIAL …
Ambridge ready to start fresh after forgettable 2011 season
By Chris Harlan
Ambridge coach Neil Tkatch has just one question for his Bridgers about last year’s one-win season: “Can they put it behind them?” He believes so. …
Norwin Ambridge advance to PIAA volleyball semifinals
By Bill West
On Friday afternoon, senior Nate Derry questioned whether followers of PIAA boys volleyball consider Norwin a big-name program at the state level. A spot in the Class AAA semifinals should help raise the Knights’ profile. Norwin won two of its three matches during quarterfinal-round pool play yesterday at Penn State’s …
North Allegheny, Ambridge win WPIAL volleyball titles
By Keith Barnes and Dave Mackall
All North Allegheny wanted to do Friday against Norwin was win a WPIAL Class AAA boys volleyball title. Making history in the process was just …
North Allegheny holds off Bethel Park in WPIAL volleyball semis
By Staff Reports
Bethel Park gave five-time defending WPIAL Class AAA champion North Allegheny a scare, but the top-seeded Tigers won a 3-2 battle with the Black Hawks in the semifinals Tuesday to move into their sixth consecutive title match. North Allegheny had not been forced to a fifth set in the WPIAL …

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