TribLIVE

| Sports


Blackhawk sports page

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 ...
Breaking down the WPIAL baseball championships
By Compiled By Chris Harlan
Class AAAA Baldwin vs. Seneca Valley 5 p.m. Wednesday, Consol Energy Park No. 2 Baldwin (16-2) Coach: Dan Caponi No. Name Pos. Yr. 21 Nick Bernick SS Sr. 24 Morgan Schmitt 1B Jr. 9 Tom McCarthy 3B Sr. 20 Alex ...
Blackhawk’s McKay tosses no-hitter, drives in 5 in victory
By Dave Mackall
Blackhawk’s Brendan McKay showed he can hit, too. While McKay’s usual dominant pitching was on display for the top-seeded Cougars, it was overshadowed by his offense during a 15-0 rout of West Mifflin on Thursday night at North Allegheny in a WPIAL Class AAA semifinal game called in the bottom of ...
West Mifflin baseball team preparing to face Blackhawk ace McKay
By Dave Mackall
The West Mifflin baseball team’s trip into unchartered territory was delayed Wednesday by the threat of rain, but the Titans figure they’re likely to face ...
Blackhawk ace Brendan McKay has pro scouts swooning in advance of June draft
By Chris Harlan
Each with a radar gun in hand, a half dozen professional scouts squeezed into the press box at Chippewa Park while others waited on the ...
Breaking down the WPIAL baseball playoffs
By Chris Harlan
Class AAAA THE FAVORITE Hempfield won Section 2, likely the strongest Class AAAA section this season, with an offense led by OF ...
High school notebook: Hampton’s Luther edges New Castle’s Hooker in all-state player of the year voting
By Chris Harlan 10:49 p.m.
Despite four head-to-head losses, Hampton senior Ryan Luther was chosen over New Castle’s Malik Hooker as the state’s Class AAAA boys basketball player of the ...
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Blackhawk’s Cody Bain, Seneca Valley’s Nikki Matz
By Brian Graham
Cody Bain School: Blackhawk Year: Senior Sport: Baseball Claim to fame: Bain pitched a no-hitter and struck out 15 batters to help the Class AAA ...

Top high school stories