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Breaking down the 2016 WPIAL softball playoffs

Defending champion Hempfield The favorite In a three-team race, Shaler has the edge after splitting its season series with North Allegheny and edging Hempfield in ...

WPIAL announces softball playoff pairings

Hempfield was the only defending champion to earn a top seed Thursday when the WPIAL released pairings for its annual softball tournament. The Spartans (18-2) won ...

Ellwood City seeks postseason berth

Ellwood City football coach Don Phillips has been feeling redundant lately. Seniors are so motivated, he said, they need little guidance from him. "It's a very close-knit ...

Steel Valley softball continues unlikely playoff run

There's an old adage coaches preach to their players: Don't take what happens on the field with you to the plate. Steel Valley pitcher Maddie ...

Quaker Valley boys capture PIAA Class AA swimming and diving title

LEWISBURG — Given the distance between Western Pennsylvania and Bucknell University, it seemed fitting WPIAL swimmers did some of their best work in the lengthiest ...

Four WPIAL standouts capture gold on 1st day of PIAA championships

Matthew Kwalick didn't want to come up short twice. Certainly not twice within an hour. Disappointed with his performance as part of Quaker Valley's 200-yard ...

Ellwood City swimmer expects to improve at PIAA meet

Something that hampered Ellwood City sophomore Taylor Petrak at the WPIAL Class AA girls swimming championship meet Friday and Saturday is expected to help her ...

Davis takes advantage of open shots as Ford City downs Ellwood City 50-40

Ford City found space in the Ellwood City defense, and more often than not, Christina Davis was the open player. Davis scored a game-high 28 ...

WPIAL board to again hear Aloi appeal

The eligibility case of Lincoln Park junior Nick Aloi is back in the WPIAL's hands. In April, the WPIAL ruled Aloi, a transfer from Ellwood ...

Ellwood City uses speed to mask inexperience

Ellwood City will be so fast, even linemen have been evaluated for speed. "All players have to run," coach Don Phillips said. The Wolverines have an abundance ...

High school notebook: Quaker Valley's Jackson picks Pitt for football

After a morning tour of campus, Cornell senior Dane Jackson committed Tuesday to play football at Pitt. Yet, his decision had been made awhile ago. ...

WPIAL revises date of Lincoln Park transfer's ineligibility period

Lincoln Park transfer Nick Aloi won't miss his entire junior basketball season after all. On the advice of the PIAA's attorney, the WPIAL Board ...

High school notebook: Lincoln Park basketball transfer ruled ineligible for 1 year

Lincoln Park's basketball coaches weren't overly surprised when transfer Nick Aloi was declared ineligible by the WPIAL on Thursday. But they were shocked by what ...

WPIAL notebook: Lincoln Park's Aloi goes before WPIAL board

Those who accompanied Lincoln Park sophomore Nick Aloi left Wednesday's eligibility hearing doubtful the WPIAL would rule in his favor. "My clients felt like they were ...

Burrell wrestling team routs Ellwood City in playoff opener

The Burrell wrestling team took its first step toward an unprecedented eighth consecutive WPIAL Class AA team title with a 66-9 quarterfinal victory over Ellwood ...

Ellwood City puts focus on defensive improvement

Ellwood City's ability to score points in bunches kept it in games last season. Its inability to stop opponents from doing the same kept it ...

Burrell wrestlers oust Mt. Pleasant in Class AA quarterfinals

Burrell sat out the first round of the WPIAL team wrestling playoffs Wednesday, the benefit that comes with earning a first-round bye. Then, the Bucs said ...

After playoff run last year, Ellwood City faces tall task

For Ellwood City, the highlight of last season was a 31-28 victory over Beaver Falls. "It was a very big victory because it proved to ...

Ellwood City wins WPIAL baseball championship

Ellwood City's Gregg Lynn and Vincent Magnifico nearly collided while catching the final flyball out. That ending fit, they said. "This wasn't always pretty," ...


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