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Trib Cup: North Allegheny, Blackhawk, Seton-La Salle, Vincentian lead winter standings

By Alex Oltmanns
More than just a recognition of marquee sports like football and basketball, the Trib Cup tabulates a collection of sports, acknowledging the success of Western Pennsylvania high school athletics. Entering the home stretch of this year’s prep sports calendar, four schools excelled during the winter season as the top point scorers ...
Gorman: We will miss Omogrosso
By Kevin Gorman
Chassidy Omogrosso laughed at the little white lie, the one that has her listed at 5-foot-5 on Blackhawk’s roster. “I’m a good 5-3½, maybe 5-4,” Omogrosso said with a smile. “I really try not to let my height get to me. If you want to score, you find a way ...
High school basketball notebook: Aliquippa motivated by loss in PIAA title game
By Kevin Gorman  and Chris Harlan
In the moments after its first loss in 30 games, Aliquippa’s junior-heavy lineup promised to find motivation in Saturday’s loss to Philadelphia’s Conwell-Egan Catholic in ...
Blackhawk girls beat Archbishop Wood, defend PIAA hoops title
By Chris Harlan
HERSHEY — Blackhawk senior Chassidy Omogrosso scored 23 points, senior Courtney Vannoy had 17 and the Cougars defended their state title with a 46-40 ...
Defending champs Blackhawk, Seton-La Salle, Vincentian to face familiar foes in PIAA title games
By Chris Harlan
When everyone else had eyes on the top-ranked girls team in the country, Neumann-Goretti turned its attention to Seton-La Salle. “We have some unfinished business from ...
HS highlight reel: Roundball Classic set for April 18
By Tribune-Review
The top scorers in the area will be on display April 18 at the Roundball Classic all-star games at Geneva College. Chartiers Valley’s Matty McConnell ...
Previewing the PIAA girls basketball tournament
By Compiled By  bill Hartlep
Class AAAA WPIAL/City League: Norwin (21-4), Penn Hills (16-10), North Allegheny (22-3), Bethel Park (20-5), Pine-Richland (21-5), Obama (16-8). Around the state: Defending PIAA ...
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: South Fayette’s Mike Carr, Blackhawk’s Courtney Vannoy
By Ed Phillipps
Mike Carr School: South Fayette Year: Junior Sport: Wrestling Claim to fame: The 138-pounder has amassed a 40-0 record while claiming WPIAL and Southwest Regional ...
Blackhawk girls top South Fayette to repeat as WPIAL Class AAA champs
By Ed Phillipps
Fans of the Blackhawk girls basketball team showed up at the Petersen Events Center on Saturday in highlighter-bright T-shirts to cheer on their team. The ...
HS highlight reel: WPIAL releases football schedules, Blackhawk coach honored
By Tribune-Review
Armstrong will begin its inaugural football season with a home game Sept. 4 against Class AAA Greater Allegheny Conference foe Hollidaysburg, according to the season schedule the WPIAL released. The Riverhawks will be comprised of players from the soon to be merged Kittanning and Ford City high schools. Practices officially begin ...
Gorman: Farewell to a classy coach
By Kevin Gorman
Of the zillion questions asked by his granddaughter, Allie, who was writing his autobiography for an English class, one stood out to Joe Hamilton. ...
Hamilton retires as Blackhawk football coach
By Kevin Gorman
Joe Hamilton, one of the giants and gentlemen of the WPIAL coaching ranks, retired Tuesday as Blackhawk football coach after 39 seasons. Hamilton, ...
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: North Allegheny’s Cole Constantino, Blackhawk’s Bridgette Shaffer
By Brian Graham
Cole Constantino School: North Allegheny Year: Senior Sport: Basketball Claim to fame: Constantino drained four 3-pointers and scored a game-high 24 points in the Tigers’ ...
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Mt. Lebanon’s Jonny David, Blackhawk’s Chassidy Omogrosso
By Brian Graham
Jonny David School: Mt. Lebanon Year: Senior Sport: Basketball Claim to fame: David scored 20 points to lead Mt. Lebanon to a 57-48 win over ...
WPIAL, PIAA champion Blackhawk girls to face challenges in title defense
By Ed Phillipps
To claim WPIAL and PIAA titles last season, the Blackhawk girls basketball team needed to play in two championship games. If the Cougars are going ...
Archie Miller headlines Beaver County Hall of Fame class
By Karen Kadilak
Archie Miller — a former Blackhawk basketball standout who coached the University of Dayton men’s team to the Elite Eight at the NCAA tournament last ...
Blackhawk ready to hire Bears as new boys hoops coach
By Tribune-Review
Blackhawk has recommended the hiring of Josh Bears as its new boys basketball coach, pending school board approval Thursday. Bears coached West Allegheny the past 10 seasons, compiling a 127-106 record while qualifying for the playoffs five times. Bears led the Indians to the 2007 WPIAL Class AAA championship as ...
Blackhawk to hire new boys basketball coach
By Kevin Gorman
Blackhawk has recommended the hiring of Josh Bears as its new boys basketball coach, pending school board approval Thursday. Bears coached West Allegheny the past 10 seasons, compiling a 127-106 record while qualifying for the playoffs five times. Bears led the Indians to the 2007 WPIAL Class AAA championship as a ...
Gorman: Coaching search starts at Blackhawk
By Kevin Gorman
A month before practice begins, one of Western Pennsylvania’s most powerful boys basketball programs doesn’t have a coach. Or a teaching job to offer. What it does have is an athletic director with 41 years of experience and two decades on the WPIAL board in Jack Fullen. And he’s accepting applications ...
Young Blackhawk team gunning for postseason
By Kevin Ritchart
One win was all that stood between Blackhawk and a WPIAL playoff berth last season. The Cougars finished with a 3-6 overall record and a ...
Blackhawk’s Brendan McKay named Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Baseball Player of the Year
By Chris Harlan
PLAYER OF THE YEAR Brendan McKay Blackhawk, senior, pitcher Crowds gathered whenever Blackhawk’s Brendan McKay pitched, with high school baseball fans and pro scouts ...
Blackhawk’s McKay focused on CWS games
By Jason Mackey
Brendan McKay has a decision to make. He has a much-needed diversion, too. Louisville, the school McKay could play baseball for next season, opened the College World Series on Saturday night against Vanderbilt, and McKay, a senior left-hander at Blackhawk, was planning to watch intently. “It’s fun to see all the great teams, ...
Baseball, softball teams look to regroup after WPIAL playoff letdowns
By Jason Mackey
Give Blackhawk baseball coach Bob Amalia a choice, and the decision is easy. WPIAL or PIAA championship? Amalia’s taking the latter. “If you’re out of state and you told someone you won your district, they might think that’s good, but they don’t know how many teams are in your district,” Amalia said. ...
Blackhawk star pitcher McKay has innings total adjusted
By Chris Harlan
The scoreless innings streak built by Blackhawk pitcher Brendan McKay was actually a little longer than first thought. When Blackhawk coach Bob Amalia reviewed last season’s scorebook Friday morning, he found an additional two-thirds of an inning that had been overlooked, increasing McKay’s scoreless total to 721⁄3 innings. ...
West Allegheny upsets star pitcher McKay, Blackhawk for title
By Jason Mackey
Pitcher Brendan McKay’s scoreless-innings streak ended with a thud. Same for the Blackhawk baseball team’s hopes of winning a third WPIAL Class AAA title, as ...

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