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North Allegheny, Hopewell, Neshannock win WPIAL spirit championships

By Zach Brendza
The Tigers, Vikings and Lancers were the champions when the music stopped and the floor cleared Saturday at the 2016 WPIAL competitive spirit championships at ...
HS wrestling notebook: Trio of champs out for WCCA tournament
By Paul Schofield
There are three returning Westmoreland County Coaches’ Association champions who won’t be competing in the 63rd annual wrestling tournament beginning Friday at Franklin Regional. Franklin Regional juniors Spencer Lee, a two-time champion, and Gus Solomon, as well as Belle Vernon senior Austin Bell were forced out with injuries. Lee is ...
Longtime coach Smith honored at halftime of McKeesport’s win vs. Hopewell
By Dave Mackall
George Smith’s smile was infectious Saturday at McKeesport High School, where admirers from far and near e_SEmD many of them former players e_SEmD paid tribute ...
New coach wants to restore Hopewell’s winning tradition
By Kevin Ritchart
For the Hopewell Vikings, there’s nowhere to go but up. In 2014, Hopewell posted an 0-9 record to finish at the bottom of the Parkway Conference ...
High school notebook: WPIAL honors scholar-athletes
By George Guido
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 four athletes in its previous 23 years. Girls receiving scholarships at the Green Tree DoubleTree hotel were Maria Fleck (Mohawk), Madeline Holmberg (Hempfield), Victoria Kocsuta (Montour), ...
Hopewell tennis team finds success after tragedy
By Kevin Lohman
In any context, the season the Hopewell boys tennis team has put together has been special. The Vikings are 16-2 and finished third in their first WPIAL Class AA team tournament in 25 years. They qualified for the PIAA tournament for the first time in program history. Yet, when putting perhaps the ...
Trib Cup: After slow start, Hopewell baseball team finds its groove
By Alex Oltmanns 1:14 p.m.
In baseball — as in any sport — it’s not how you start, but how you finish. After starting 0-5 and winning 11 of its next 13 games to claim the Section 1-AAA title, there might not be another team in the WPIAL that exemplifies that mantra more than the Hopewell ...
Gorman: Vestal ready for challenge at Seneca Valley
By Kevin Gorman
Dave Vestal teaches astronomy and physics, so it’s understandable that he doesn’t get too philosophical. Nonetheless, the football coach found humor in the suggestion ...
Gymnastics coach Gazda guiding trio of high school teams
By Karen Kadilak
Busy coaching three high school girls gymnastics teams, Terri Gazda hopes to add a fourth next year. Gazda, 56, of Coraopolis, has met with officials at ...
Junior fullback carries McKeesport to nonsection win over Hopewell
By Ed Phillipps
The last time McKeesport traveled to Hopewell for a football game it was 1971, when the Vikings had a star running back in Tony Dorsett. When the teams met again Friday night, it was a member of the Tigers backfield who stole the show. Junior fullback Tymar Sutton carried eight ...
Hopewell trying to avoid slumps against familiar foes
By Bill West
Hopewell goalkeeper Emilie Hovanec walked off the soccer field emotionally exhausted after each of the Vikings’ four losses to Central Valley last season, the latter ...
Success in trenches will be key for Hopewell
By Kevin Ritchart
It starts up front. That’s the mantra of the Hopewell Vikings heading into the 2014 season. Last year, Hopewell posted a 1-8 record and failed to win ...
Despite graduating Walker-Kimbrough, Hopewell girls still soar
By Jason Mackey
Shaniya Rivers enjoyed watching Shatori Walker-Kimbrough play basketball. Maybe a little too much, the Hopewell senior admitted. With Walker-Kimbrough now at Maryland, the Vikings have had to ...
Trib Cup: Hopewell girls still winning without Walker-Kimbrough
By Brian Graham
No Shatori, no problem. The Class AAA No. 5 Hopewell girls basketball program has some big shoes to fill in the absence of former all-state player Shatori Walker-Kimbrough and the 27.8 points she averaged last year. Walker’s been busy lately making her presence felt in the ACC with Maryland. Without her, the ...
Freeport downs Hopewell, advances to PIAA quarterfinals
By Matt Grubba
oach Tom Phillips admitted it wasn’t vintage Freeport volleyball, but it was effective Freeport volleyball. The Yellowjackets handled business three days after winning a WPIAL title by defeating Hopewell, 3-0, in the first round of the PIAA Class AA girls volleyball tournament Tuesday at North Allegheny High School. Zoe Pawlak led all ...
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: South Fayette’s Alex Gedrys, Hopewell’s Abby Losco
By Brian Graham
Alex Gedrys School: South Fayette Year: Senior Sport: Soccer Claim to fame: Gedrys — an all-WPIAL and all-state selection as a junior — was a ...
Central Valley wins school’s 1st WPIAL soccer title
By Ed Phillipps
A close match was expected when Central Valley took on Hopewell for the WPIAL Class AA girls soccer championship Saturday at Highmark Stadium. After ...
Previewing the WPIAL soccer championships
By Jason Mackey
CLASS AAA BOYS No. 1 Upper St. Clair vs. No. 7 Peters Township When: 8:15 p.m. Friday Records: Upper St. Clair (19-0-1), Peters Township (16-3-2) How they got ...
Previewing the WPIAL soccer semifinals
By Tribune-Review
Girls Class AAA No. 1 Seneca Valley (16-2-1) vs. No. 12 Upper St. Clair (11-5-2) When/where: 6 p.m. Monday at Baldwin Notable: Sophomore Emma Hasco has goals ...
Hopewell again to rely on ball-control, defense
By Chuck Curti
Players the caliber of Paul Posluszny and Rushel Shell pass through the halls of Hopewell once every decade or so. Certainly coach Dave Vestal doesn’t ...
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review’s Athletes of the Year: Montour’s Devin Wilson, Hopewell’s Shatori Walker-Kimbrough
By Chris Harlan
Montour’s Devin Wilson and Hopewell’s Shatori Walker-Kimbrough are the 2012-13 Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the year. Devin Wilson Montour · ...
Class AAA storms back in WPIAL all-star baseball game
By George Guido
It looked as if the  Class AAAA all-stars were on their way to a rout in the nightcap of the 10th annual WPIAL all-star doubleheader ...
WPIAL Hall of Fame welcomes Class of 2013
By Jerry DiPaola
During his career at Donora High School in the 1940s, Bimbo Cecconi accomplished more than most WPIAL athletes. He won medals in track (high hurdles ...
Unbeaten South Park defeats Hopewell in 9th inning to claim WPIAL Class AAA title
By Chris Harlan
An imperfect ending left South Park perfect. A ninth-inning, bases-loaded walk drawn by South Park’s Adam Thompson forced home teammate Nick Yobbi with the winning run ...
Breaking down the WPIAL baseball championships
By Compiled By Chris Harlan
Here’s a look at the WPIAL baseball championship games: Class AAAA Seneca Valley vs. North Allegheny 8 p.m., Wednesday, Consol Energy Park ...
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