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Previewing the 2016 WPIAL baseball season

Class AAAA Preseason Top Five Team (2015 record) 1. Central Catholic (12-8) 2. Plum (19-3) 3. North Allegheny (12-9) 4. Butler (10-10) 5. Latrobe (11-10) Section favorites 1. North Allegheny: A ...

High school notebook: After 42 years, Blackhawk AD Fullen wants to keep working

The WPIAL nominating committee endorsed president Jack Fullen for reelection to the Board of Directors, despite school board discussions about his job status as Blackhawk's ...

No. 5 Hampton girls knock off two-time defending champion Blackhawk

When it comes to putting together a postseason championship run, knocking off the defending two-time WPIAL and PIAA champion is a great place to start. ...

Blackhawk girls advance by beating Deer Lakes in Class AAA

Two-time defending WPIAL Class AAA champion Blackhawk again resorted to its longtime formula of quickness, shooting and ball movement to roll past Deer Lakes, 75-50, ...

Versatility helps 2-time PIAA champ Blackhawk adjust to graduation loss

Chassidy Omogrosso, Courtney Vannoy and Bridgette Shaffer combined to take over the 2015 PIAA Class AAA championship game, leading Blackhawk to a 46-40 win over ...

HSFB preview: New coaches set to lead teams to victory

There's a first-year head coach in the WPIAL who's leading a Class A program, but most everybody already knows his name. Meet coach Jason Gildon. ...

Gorman: An 'honor' to follow a legend

Joe Lamenza jokes that if he had a nickel for every time he was asked about following Joe Hamilton as Blachawk football coach, he'd be ...

New coach Lamenza brings change to Blackhawk

For Joe Lamenza, the Blackhawk coaching job was more than a good fit. It was an opportunity he couldn't pass up. "It's a destination for ...

Central Catholic's DeRenzo named Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Baseball Player of the Year

PLAYER OF THE YEAR DOMENIC DERENZO Central Catholic, Senior, Catcher When Central Catholic's season ended, Domenic DeRenzo hurried off to Martha's Vineyard for a ...

Shaler girls lacrosse wins 3rd straight title; Quaker Valley takes D-I

Buoyed by senior Shannon Lynch's three second-half goals, the No. 2 Shaler girls lacrosse team overcame a 4-3 halftime deficit to win its third consecutive ...

Blackhawk girls set to face 2-time defending champ Shaler for title

After coming so close the past few seasons, the Blackhawk girls lacrosse team has finally reached the pinnacle of WPIAL competition. Losses to Chartiers Valley ...

Knoch baseball advances to semis for 1st time with win over Blackhawk

Alex Stobert saved Knoch's season. With Knoch down by a run with two outs in the sixth inning, the junior doubled to shallow center to put ...

High school notebook: WPIAL honors scholar-athletes

The vastly expanded WPIAL scholar-athlete luncheon Monday included 20 individuals who received $1,000 each in scholarship money to their chosen colleges. The program honored two or ...

Trib Cup: Blackhawk baseball ready for postseason run

Winning three of its last four regular season games by a lone run, the Blackhawk baseball team appeared ready for the close-natured games that playoff ...

Deer Lakes can't get big hit against Blackhawk

Throughout Blackhawk's 14-year WPIAL baseball playoff run, the common thread has been pitching. Even with record-setting pitcher Brendan McKay graduating last year and now turning heads ...

Blackhawk hires Lamenza as football coach

Blackhawk School Board hired Joe Lamenza as the district's football coach Thursday night. Lamenza, who coached at Mohawk the past four seasons, replaces Joe Hamilton, who ...

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Blackhawk's Joe Campagna, West Greene's Bailey Bennington

Joe Campagna School: Blackhawk Year: Senior Sport: Baseball Claim to fame: Campagna hit a grand slam and had five RBIs for Blackhawk in a 14-0 ...

Blackhawk's Omogrosso, Vincentian's Wise named state's players of the year

Blackhawk's Chassidy Omogrosso and Vincentian Academy's Brenna Wise continue to defend their titles. Less than two weeks after they each helped their girls basketball teams ...

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

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 ...

Gorman: We will miss Omogrosso

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," ...

High school basketball notebook: Aliquippa motivated by loss in PIAA title game

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 

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

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

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

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 ...


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