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Penn-Trafford, Beaver County Christian capture 1st WPIAL volleyball titles

Jim Schall's Penn Trafford boys volleyball team had already won two sets in the WPIAL Class AAA title game, but instead of feeding off its ...

Penn-Trafford volleyball chasing 1st WPIAL title; Ambridge looks for 5th straight

The Penn-Trafford community has rallied around its top-seeded boys volleyball team and celebrated Tuesday night after the Warriors advanced to the WPIAL Class AAA title ...

Ambridge chasing 5th straight WPIAL volleyball title

Ambridge outside hitter Anthony Baronio and his senior teammates have never known anything but winning in the WPIAL Class AA boys volleyball playoffs, but Baronio ...

High school notebook: WPIAL moves AA, A football finals to RMU stadium

The WPIAL chose a college venue as host for the two football championships that won't be held at Heinz Field. Finalists from the two smallest ...

HS highlight reel: Seton-La Salle track star off to fast start

Raja Rutherford wasn't wearing any jewelry during the sixth annual Warrior Track and Field Classic Saturday at Central Valley. But by the end of the ...

Boys volleyball preview: Bethel Park rounding into form

Some high school volleyball coaches push year-round commitment and club volleyball experience. Bethel Park coach Tom Allman doesn't count himself among those coaches. "These are ...

Play-in games provide new life for WPIAL teams in PIAA tournament

After Year 2 of WPIAL basketball consolation games, more accurately known as PIAA tournament play-in games, there perhaps is no bigger fan of the system ...

West Allegheny tops solemn Ambridge in first-round contest

Ambridge coach Mark Jula wasn't on the sideline for the Bridgers' 64-61 loss to West Allegheny in the first round of the WPIAL Class AAA ...

Ambridge girls focus on improvement for 2nd half of section play

Ambridge's loss to Blackhawk Monday wasn't a wake-up call or anything of the sort. It was just good game between two really good teams that came ...

Gorman: Ambridge's decade-long drought ends

Ambridge qualified for the WPIAL football playoffs for the first time since 2005, when junior quarterback Austin French was in first grade. "I wasn't ...

Tight-knit Ambridge aims for postseason berth

Ambridge coach Dan Bradley believes a football team should function like a family. "We always talk about family," Bradley said. "This is a big group. We ...

Fox Chapel, Ambridge capture WPIAL volleyball titles

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 rules McGinnis eligible at Aliquippa

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 ...

Gorman: The curious case of Stephon McGinnis

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

Ambridge will contest senior Stephon McGinnis' transfer to Aliquippa, leaving the senior ineligible for now. The WPIAL received transfer paperwork Monday morning without ...

HS highlight reel: Bridgers star could be asset to Quips

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 ...

Veteran coaches having mixed results while leading new teams

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

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

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 ...


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