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West Shamokin girls volleyball team falls short in playoffs

By Ed Phillipps
For the past 17 years, the Beaver girls volleyball team has been a playoff team. Yet the Bobcats had not made it out of the first round since 2007. They broke their second-round drought at the expense of No. 6 West Shamokin with a 3-2 victory in the first round …
Fox Chapel, Quaker Valley girls win WPIAL doubles titles
By Kevin Lohman
For the second straight year, Fox Chapel junior Laurel Shymansky walked away from the WPIAL Class AAA girls tennis doubles championship with a gold medal draped around her neck. This time, Shymansky teamed with freshman Amanda Nord to defeat North Allegheny’s Tina Li and Eugenia Lee in a back-and-forth three-set …
Gorman: Beaver’s Wise tries to be just one of the guys
By Kevin Gorman
Darius Wise brings a point-guard mentality to the football field, as the Beaver sophomore doesn’t care if he scores so long as the Bobcats win. …
Beaver blanks rival Beaver Falls
By Brian Duermeyer
Beaver’s fast-paced, explosive offense lit up rival Beaver Falls on Friday night, but the Bobcats defense provided the real spark in a 35-0 victory at …
Beaver to lean on sophomore standout Wise
By Chuck Curti
Each year, the playoff discussion in the MAC starts with Aliquippa. Beaver Falls usually isn’t far behind in the conversation. Beaver coach Jeff Beltz believes …
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 …

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