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Highlands softball team's playoff hopes squashed after loss to Mars

Highlands will fall short in its quest to return to the WPIAL softball playoffs. The Golden Rams dropped a 4-2 decision to Mars on Tuesday afternoon ...

Race for baseball playoffs in Section 5-AAA still muddled

Like most of his fellow Section 5-AAA baseball coaches, Freeport's Chris Graczyk lives a life of mystery. After a recent game, an observer remarked that ...

Mars grad excels for Iceland's national hockey team

Robbie Sigurdsson always wanted to represent his home country in the world hockey championships. He just never thought he would do it wearing an Iceland jersey. Sigurdsson, ...

Trib Cup: NA, Mars, Neshannock, CWNC shine in winter season

Last weekend marked the conclusion of the winter sports calendar, with champions crowned at the PIAA basketball and swimming and diving events. Four local schools stood ...

Pittsburgh athletes of the week: Allderdice's Ramon Creighton, Mars' Taylor Hockenberry

Ramon Creighton School: Allderdice Year: Senior Sport: Basketball Claim to fame: Creighton scored 19 points in the PIAA Class AAAA championship game, surpassing the 1,000-point ...

Mars pair combines to take over Cager Classic

Mars' duo of Christian Schmitt and John Castello made their presence known from the West's first basket until the final buzzer Saturday night at the ...

Gorman: Carmodys' journey has a silver lining

HERSHEY The PIAA basketball championships always have been about this destination, the so-called Sweetest Place on Earth. For Mars' Carmodys, it was about the journey. ...

Neumann-Goretti takes down Mars in PIAA Class AAA title game

HERSHEY — Neumann-Goretti broke a PIAA record three points at a time. With a barrage of 3-pointers Friday night, the Philadelphia Catholic League power ...

Breaking down the 2016 PIAA basketball finals

Class AAAA boys Allderdice vs. Roman Catholic 8 p.m. Saturday, Giant Center, Hershey Allderdice (28-1) Coach: Buddy Valinsky No. Name Pos. Ht. Yr. 11 Ramon Creighton G 6-1 Sr. 14 Tim Jackson G 6-3 Sr. 22 James Jackson G 6-3 Sr. 33 Tim Pugh C 6-9 Sr. ...

Mars knocks off Bishop McDevitt, advances to Hershey

ALTOONA — "Hershey, Baby!" With his team about to ice a convincing victory Tuesday night in the PIAA Class AAA boys basketball semifinals, Mars coach ...

PIHL Finals roundup: Bishop Canevin surges to Class AA title

A surge in the second period propelled Bishop Canevin to a championship. The Crusaders tallied a pair of quick goals and added another late in a ...

PIAA boys semifinals preview: Lincoln Park looks to avenge WPIAL title game loss to Aliquippa

Allderdice will take a three-hour bus trip Tuesday to Chambersburg to face Reading, an unfamiliar foe from the east. Mars' ride to Altoona is an ...

PIHL Penguins Cup finals preview: Mars, Cathedral Prep return to title games

New classification, no problem for Mars and Erie Cathedral Prep. The two teams captured PIHL Penguins Cup championships last year in Class A and AA, respectively. ...

Mars again has Highlands' number in PIAA quarterfinal victory

Highlands was hoping Mars would be a means to an end. But the Planets proved to mark the end for the Golden Rams, who continued ...

Pittsburgh athletes of the week: Mars' John Castello, South Park's Brittany Andrews

John Castello School: Mars Year: Senior Sport: Basketball Claim to fame: Castello, a Shippensburg commit, scored 28 points to help Mars (20-6) to a PIAA ...

PIHL Class AA semifinals roundup: Bishop Canevin tops Baldwin; Mars returns to title game

In an intense third period filled with chances, Bishop Canevin's Thomas Krivak finally cashed in. The Crusaders forward scored the go-ahead goal with 47 seconds ...

Mars' Hockenberry, South Fayette's Mahoney claim WPIAL diving titles

South Fayette's Trevor Mahoney and Mars' Taylor Hockenberry were crowned WPIAL Class AA diving champions Friday at Moon, but both faced very different circumstances as ...

Beaver Falls slips past Mars in hard-fought WPIAL Class AAA semifinal

Beaver Falls junior Donovan Jeter relived a moment from last winter. The situation was the same. With time about to expire, No. 3 Mars could ...

Mars defense shuts down Steel Valley in quarterfinals

Offensive production has played a large part in Mars' four-game winning streak, but Friday, coach Rob Carmody came away impressed with his defense. Three Mars ...

Mars girls press way to girls quarterfinals against Derry

Between Mars' punishing full-court press and clear desire to get out and accelerate the speed of the game and Derry's attempts to calm down the ...

Pittsburgh athletes of the week: Chartiers-Houston's A.J. Myers, Mars' Tai Johnson

A.J. Myers School: Chartiers-Houston Year: Junior Sport: Basketball Claim to fame: Myers scored a career-high 39 points, including eight 3-pointers, to reach the 1,000-career point ...

Led by young trio, Mars girls stay humble while chasing Section 1 title

With the WPIAL playoffs on the horizon and a guarantee to finish no lower than second in its section, the Mars girls basketball team is ...

Allderdice holds off challenge from Mars

Since a Dec. 19 loss to Kennedy Catholic, there have been few true challenges on the court for Allderdice. Entering Sunday night, the Dragons ...

PIAA's proposed brackets could force WPIAL to split football title games

The WPIAL likely won't hold all six of its football championships on the same day next season. The PIAA Board of Directors revealed updated state ...

Castello's double-double helps Mars to 14th straight win over Highlands

Playing against Mars has been a frustrating exercise in futility for Highlands. That will happen when a team has your number. Senior John Castello scored a ...


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