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Canon-McMillan’s Olivia Lorusso named Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Softball Player of the Year

By Jason Mackey
Player of the Year OLIVIA LORUSSO CANON-MCMILLAN, SENIOR, THIRD BASE Olivia Lorusso has done it all. In four years at Canon-McMillan, the Robert Morris recruit …
Trib Cup: Spring sports leaders sparked by title runs
By Brian Graham
Another school year has concluded and as usual WPIAL athletes impressed high school sports fans with superior individual and team performances. North Allegheny (Class AAAA), Beaver (Class AAA), Shady Side Academy (Class AA) and Sewickley Academy (Class A) soared to their top of their respective classifications with deep playoff runs …
WPIAL softball teams learn pitching trumps all in deep playoff runs
By Jason Mackey
Shaler softball coach Skip Palmer was eating breakfast at Eat ‘n Park with his assistant coaches Tuesday morning when talk turned to a topic many …
WPIAL champion Beaver turns to next task
By Paul Schofield
Beaver softball coach Butch Rousseau told his players not to use revenge as motivation in the WPIAL Class AA championship game against Deer Lakes, but …
Beaver wins its 1st WPIAL Class AA softball championship
By Bill Beckner Jr.
CALIFORNIA — Beaver sophomore pitcher Casey Farkasovsky was glad to see three full fan buses arrive early for the WPIAL Class AA softball championship game …
Breaking down the WPIAL softball championships
By Compiled By Jason Mackey
Class AAAA Canon-McMillan vs. Shaler 7 p.m. Thursday, Cal (Pa.) No. 1 Canon-McMillan (18-3) Coach: Michele Moeller No. Name Pos. Yr. 0 Linda Rush SS So. 34 Brittney Crawford LF Fr. 13 Abby McCartney CF Jr. 8 Olivia …
Top-seeded Beaver gets past Burrell to reach semifinals
By Jason Orfao
The anatomy of an upset often includes a fast start and the ability to capitalize on golden opportunities. Burrell didn’t achieve either in a 2-0 …
Hempfield earns 3-peat at WPIAL AAA track and field team championship
By Paul Schofield
There was no suspense in who was going to win the WPIAL Class AAA girls track and field team championship Monday at Baldwin. Hempfield breezed …
South Fayette’s Zombek, Mohawk’s Stelter defend WPIAL diving titles
By Kevin Lohman
Prior to his final dive, South Fayette senior Stephen Zombek stepped onto the diving board, looked to the crowd and flashed a smile in the direction of his parents and girlfriend. He knew he had the WPIAL Class AA boys diving title in the bag. “I knew going into my …
No. 1 Aliquippa routs Beaver to return to WPIAL finals
By Justin Criado
For the sixth straight year Aliquippa will challenge for the WPIAL Class AA crown next week at Heinz Field. The two-time defending champ ended Beaver’s Cinderella run with a 57-14 dismantling in Friday night’s semifinal at Ambridge. “It’s fantastic,” Aliquippa coach Mike Zmijanac said. “That’s not easy to do. You …
WPIAL Class AA semifinal preview: Aliquippa vs. Beaver
By Tribune-Review
class AA SEMIFINALS No . 1 Aliquippa (11-0)  vs. No. 12 Beaver (8-3)   7:30 p.m. Friday at Ambridge After pulling off upset wins over …

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