Shaler, Quaker Valley net WPIAL lacrosse titles

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Shaler's Neely Regan scores past Blackhawk's Nicole Cuddy in the second half during the Division II championship at Highmark Stadium

Shaler’s Neely Regan scores past Blackhawk’s Nicole Cuddy in the second half during the Division II championship at Highmark Stadium

Shaler girls lacrosse wins third straight WPIAL D-II title; Quaker Valley takes D-1, by Gary Horvath.

AT THE NET

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Obama Academy volleyball will attempt to dethrone three-time reigning WPIAL champion Ambridge, by Ed Phillipps.

Fox Chapel's Jaysen Zaleski (8) spikes the ball past the block attempt of Plum's Nathan Kunkel (15) during a WPIAL Class AAA volleyball semifinal

Fox Chapel’s Jaysen Zaleski (8) spikes the ball past the block attempt of Plum’s Nathan Kunkel (15) during a WPIAL Class AAA volleyball semifinal

Confident Fox Chapel surges into WPIAL volleyball final, by Doug Gulasy.

TRACK AND FIELD

South Fayette's Rachel Helbling

South Fayette’s Rachel Helbling

Gorman: South Fayette runner undefeated, unexpected

Connellsville's Madison Wiltrout

Connellsville’s Madison Wiltrout

Connellsville’s Wiltrout follows similar path as GCC great, by Paul Schofield.

ON THE DIAMOND

Hempfield's Morgan Ryan and Alexa Pastor celebrate with teammates after defeating Shaler in a WPIAL Class AAAA semifinal

Hempfield’s Morgan Ryan and Alexa Pastor celebrate with teammates after defeating Shaler in a WPIAL Class AAAA semifinal

Hempfield offense, pitching deliver in WPIAL semifinal victory, by George Guido.

North Allegheny's Erica Jelinek rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run in a 5-1 victory over Baldwin in a WPIAL Class AAAA semifinal

North Allegheny’s Erica Jelinek rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run in a 5-1 victory over Baldwin in a WPIAL Class AAAA semifinal

#TribHS roundup: North Allegheny tops Baldwin in WPIAL semifinal

Belle Vernon's Megan Christner (17) slides into home in the 7th inning, on Thursday, May 21, 2015, for the winning run as Southmoreland's Makenna Myers (14) looks for the throw

Belle Vernon’s Megan Christner (17) slides into home in the 7th inning, on Thursday, May 21, 2015, for the winning run as Southmoreland’s Makenna Myers (14) looks for the throw

Belle Vernon rallies to earn spot in WPIAL title game, by Jeff Oliver.

Yough's Macy Mularski (22) slides into home in the 2nd inning against Trinity in the WPIAL Class AAA semifinals

Yough’s Macy Mularski (22) slides into home in the second inning against Trinity in the WPIAL Class AAA semifinals

Late explosion carries Yough to title game, by Bill Hughes.

The Deer Lakes bench empties after Rachel Tanilli (13), scores after hitting a home run, during the WPIAL Class AA semifinal game against Steel Valley

The Deer Lakes bench empties after Rachel Tanilli (13), scores after hitting a home run, during the WPIAL Class AA semifinal game against Steel Valley

Deer Lakes softball reaches WPIAL Class AA title game with rout of Steel Valley, by Bill Beckner Jr.

Deer Lakes’ own Field of Dreams: North Allegheny, by Bill Beckner Jr.

#TribCup: Monessen softball had year of firsts, by Alex Oltmanns.

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Tossing another shutout

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Norwin's Nick Amendola

Norwin’s Nick Amendola

Norwin posts third straight shutout, reaches WPIAL finals, by Chris Harlan.

Knoch pitcher Alex Stobert celebrates with teammates after defeating Montour, 2-0, in a WPIAL Class AAA semifinal

Knoch pitcher Alex Stobert celebrates with teammates after defeating Montour, 2-0, in a WPIAL Class AAA semifinal

Junior Stobert helps No. 2 Knoch reach WPIAL title game for first time, by Doug Gulasy.

Guido: Knoch’s baseball success story years in the making

Neshannock pulls past Steel Valley, reaches WPIAL baseball finals, by Kevin Lohman.

Greensburg Central Catholic's Collin Liberatore (20) celebrates with teammates their come from behind win over Bishop Canevin

Greensburg Central Catholic’s Collin Liberatore (20) celebrates with teammates their come-from-behind win over Bishop Canevin

Greensburg Central Catholic beats Bishop Canevin, reaches WPIAL Class A title game, by Nathan Smith.

Serra Catholic falls to Cal in Class A semifinal, by Bill Hughes.

#TribHS baseball roundup: Quaker Valley edges No. 1 Keystone Oaks

Baldwin stops Gateway in WPIAL softball quarterfinals, by Michael Love.

Gorman: Shaler aces pitching test

Deer Lakes' Katie Gozzard (23) is congratulated after scoring a run against Burrell during their 7-3 victory in the WPIAL quarterfinals

Deer Lakes’ Katie Gozzard (23) is congratulated after scoring a run against Burrell during their 7-3 victory in the WPIAL quarterfinals

Deer Lakes senior Gozzard delivers when it counts, by Bill Beckner Jr.

Frazier's Alexus Eicher (left) grabs a low throw while Jefferson-Morgan's Morgan Gamble slides safely into third

Frazier’s Alexus Eicher (left) grabs a low throw while Jefferson-Morgan’s Morgan Gamble slides safely into third

Heavy-hearted Jefferson-Morgan uses five home runs to top No. 2 Frazier, by Jason Black.

Valley's Ameriah Walters wins the 300-meter hurdles in 44.6 seconds

Valley’s Ameriah Walters

Valley’s Walters ready for role as PIAA favorite, by Doug Gulasy.

Knoch's Jordan Geist

Knoch’s Jordan Geist

Knoch’s Geist motivated to win gold, by Doug Gulasy.

Pine-Richland's Kat Quigley wins the girls Class AAA 100-meter hurdles ahead of Baldwin's Kaden Hinish (left) and Plum's Ashley Amato during the WPIAL track and field championships

Pine-Richland’s Kat Quigley wins the girls Class AAA 100-meter hurdles ahead of Baldwin’s Kaden Hinish (left) and Plum’s Ashley Amato during the WPIAL track and field championships

South Hills track stars advance to PIAA finals in Shippensburg, by Ray Fisher.

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In the name of the father

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Camryn (left) and Caitlyn Dugan pose with their father, Chris Dugan, who lost his battle with cancer Friday

Camryn Dugan, left, and her sister, Caitlyn, right, pose with their father, Chris, after a section win against West Greene last season. It was the last game Chris was able to coach while battling cancer

Gorman: Jefferson-Morgan’s Dugan plays for her father

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Fox Chapel hangs on for WPIAL volleyball semifinal victory, by Doug Gulasy.

#TribHS volleyball roundup: Obama Academy edges Derry to reach WPIAL finals

ON THE DIAMOND

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Mistakes costly for Seneca Valley in playoff loss to Central Catholic, by Chris Harlan.

#TribHS baseball roundup: Norwin upsets No. 1 Mt. Lebanon in WPIAL playoffs

Small ball carries day for Bethel Park in win over Fox Chapel, by George Guido.

Knoch players celebrate their victory over Blackhawk

Knoch players celebrate their victory over Blackhawk

Knoch baseball advances to WPIAL semifinals for first time in school history, by William Whalen.

Greensburg Central Catholic's Tommy Pellis dives for a ball

Greensburg Central Catholic’s Tommy Pellis dives for a ball

Greensburg Central Catholic rolls past Carmichaels, by Paul Schofield.

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#TribHS softball roundup: No. 4 Shaler takes down Penn-Trafford in WPIAL playoffs

North Allegheny turns tables on Canon-Mac, by Karen Price.

Grand slam powers top-seeded Hempfield into WPIAL semifinals, by Ed Phillipps.

Southmoreland

Southmoreland softball perseveres in playoff win over Hampton, by Jason Black.

Deer Lakes softball advances to WPIAL semifinals, by Bill Beckner Jr.

Steel Valley softball continues unlikely playoff run, by Jerin Steele.

Bishop Canevin softball capitalizes on four Serra miscues to secure trip to semifinals, by Kevin Lohman.

Yough, Frazier advance to softball semifinals

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Hudson shows up

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McKeesport's Khaleke Hudson

McKeesport’s Khaleke Hudson

Gorman: McKeesport star shows up

Harlan: National recruiters keep busy at Central Catholic

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#TribHS notebook: WPIAL honors Scholar-Athletes, by George Guido.

#TribHS roundup: Bishop Canevin tops Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic

ON THE DIAMOND

Shaler pitcher Jake Potock

Shaler pitcher Jake Potock

Shaler blanks Plum behind senior pitcher Potock’s three-hitter, by George Guido.

Steel Valley pitcher Brandon Donovan

Steel Valley pitcher Brandon Donovan

Steel Valley rallies for eight runs in seventh inning to beat Brownsville, by Kevin Lohman.

Serra Catholic's Zac Quattrone scores during a WPIAL Class A playoff game against Jeannette

Serra Catholic’s Zac Quattrone scores during a WPIAL Class A playoff game against Jeannette

Serra Catholic tops Jeannette in WPIAL quarterfinals, by Karen Price.

Western Beaver's Corey Chaffee (19) tags out Califronia's Aaron Previsky (6) in a rundown

Western Beaver’s Corey Chaffee (19) tags out Califronia’s Aaron Previsky (6) in a rundown

Cal opens defense of title with win over Western Beaver, by Jeff Oliver.

Frazier's Alexus Eicher (left) scores ahead of a tag by Greensburg Central Catholic catcher Kristin Hickey

Frazier’s Alexus Eicher (left) scores ahead of a tag by Greensburg Central Catholic catcher Kristin Hickey

Frazier softball in control of suspended matchup, by Jason Black.

Deer Lakes' Tiffany Edwards celebrates with catcher Sarah Blinn

Deer Lakes’ Tiffany Edwards celebrates with catcher Sarah Blinn

Streaks on line for Deer Lakes, Burrell softball, by Bill Beckner Jr.

Seneca Valley first baseman Julia Zezinka

Seneca Valley first baseman Julia Zezinka

Seneca Valley’s Zezinka takes pride in her defensive play, by Jerry Clark.

AT THE NET

Plum's (8) Ethan Washington and (10) Jack Murray attempt to block a spike by Gateway's John Kromka

Plum’s (8) Ethan Washington and (10) Jack Murray attempt to block a spike by Gateway’s John Kromka

Plum volleyball looks to slay another giant, by Doug Gulasy.

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Lost among high scorers, lacrosse faceoff specialists play key role in tilting field, by Bill West.

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Three for the show

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Gorman: Saluting the WPIAL’s three-sport stars

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Upper St. Clair, Mt. Lebanon, Sewickley Academy earn spots in PIAA tennis semifinals

Jamison Nee

Jamison Nee

Vincentian’s Nee transferring to Highlands, by Bill Beckner Jr.

Serra softball getting hot at the right time, by Ed Phillipps.

Freeport freshman Sarah Smilowitz

Freeport freshman Sarah Smilowitz

Freeport freshman Sarah Smilowitz earns theater on ice gold in Paris, by Jerin Steele.

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Record-setting day

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Connellsville's Madison Wiltrout sets WPIAL record in javelin

Connellsville's Madison Wiltrout

Connellsville sophomore Madison Wiltrout set a WPIAL meet record in the javelin with a throw of 181 feet

Connellsville’s Wiltrout sets WPIAL championship record in javelin, by Jason Black.

Gorman: Throws give us the ‘chills’

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Beaver Falls junior runs to records as 12 WPIAL marks are set, by Chris Harlan.

For all of the results from the WPIAL track and field championships, click here.

Latrobe’s Maddy Mueseler (right) edges Pine-Richland's Kat Quigley to win the 300-meter hurdles in 42.70 seconds at the WPIAL Class AAA track and field finals

Latrobe’s Maddy Mueseler (right) and Pine-Richland’s Kat Quigley come off the last hurdle. Mueseler edged Quigley to win the 300-meter hurdles in 42.70 seconds at the WPIAL Class AAA track and field championships

Latrobe’s Mueler sets standard in 300 hurdles, by Paul Schofield.

West Mifflin's Todd Sekowski beats Kiski Area's Kianta Britton to win the WPIAL Class AAA 100-meter dash

West Mifflin’s Todd Sekowski beats Kiski Area’s Kianta Britton to win the WPIAL Class AAA 100-meter dash

West Mifflin sprinter claims 100-meter dash title days after losing in baseball playoffs, by Karen Price.

Valley's Ameriah Walters wins the 300-meter hurdles in 44.6 seconds

Valley’s Ameriah Walters wins the 300-meter hurdles in 44.6 seconds

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Valley’s Walters runs, hurdles way to two golds in WPIAL Class AA, by Doug Gulasy.

Alle-Kiski athletes set records at WPIAL meet, by Doug Gulasy.

Three Kittanning-area athletes win at WPIAL track and field meet, by Matt Grubba.

Monesson's Raymond Sitton (right) wins the boys Class AA 100-meter hurdles

Monessen’s Raymond Sitton (right) wins the boys Class AA 100-meter hurdles

Golden showings by Gaul, Sitton, by Jeff Oliver.

AT THE NET

Fox Chapel's Jaysen Zaleski sets the ball past Upper St. Clair's Nolan Kondrich

Fox Chapel’s Jaysen Zaleski sets the ball past Upper St. Clair’s Nolan Kondrich

Fox Chapel boys volleyball rolls into WPIAL semifinals, by George Guido.

Plum ends NA’s run of domination, by Jerin Steele.

Deer Lakes bows out of WPIAL playoffs, by William Whalen.

McKeesport Daily News roundup: Steel Valley falls in quarterfinals

WITH THE STICKS

Greensburg Central Catholic's Lexi Vittone amps up her team before playing Latrobe

Greensburg Central Catholic’s Lexi Vittone amps up her team before playing Latrobe

GCC lacrosse grows under second-year coach, by Alex Oltmanns.

#TribHS roundup:</strong> Goals in final minute seals Moon win over Mars

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Shining bright on the diamond

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West A and Norwin gamers

Pitching, defense leads Norwin to playoff win over North Allegheny, by Chris Harlan.

Kirkpatrick carries West Allegheny to playoff win, by Kevin Lohman.

#TribHS roundup: Central Catholic rallies for win

Gorman: A decision to defy the odds for Bishop Canevin

Timely hit gives Plum baseball playoff victory, by Doug Gulasy.

Bethel Park base runner Joe Zufall is tagged out at home by Hempfield catcher Mitch Golden

Bethel Park base runner Joe Zufall is tagged out at home by Hempfield catcher Mitch Golden

Bethel Park ace shuts down Hempfield, by Paul Schofield.

Bats carry Brownsville past Ford City, by Matt Grubba.

Burrell's Dylan McNutt slides safely into second base before the tag by New Brighton's Kurt Dierdorf

Burrell’s Dylan McNutt slides safely into second base before the tag by New Brighton’s Kurt Dierdorf

New Brighton shuts out Burrell for eighth win in a row, by George Guido.

McKeesport Daily News roundup: Steel Valley baseball, softball teams advance

Deer Lakes' Katie Gozzard

Deer Lakes’ Katie Gozzard

Top-seeded Deer Lakes survives scare, by William Whalen.

Hampton's Ashley Sheetz attempts to tag Elizabeth Forward's Destiny Habeck

Hampton’s Ashley Sheetz attempts to tag Elizabeth Forward’s Destiny Habeck

Hampton outlasts Elizabeth Forward in playoff opener, by Dave Mackall.

Belle Vernon's Bailey Parshall

Belle Vernon’s Bailey Parshall

Belle Vernon returns to playoffs with splash, by Bill Hughes.

Yough's Marcy Mularski pitches as Knoch's Chalee Durand takes a lead off first

Yough’s Marcy Mularski pitches as Knoch’s Chalee Durand takes a lead off first

Not its ‘A-game,’ but Yough still prevails, by Bill Hughes.

Southmoreland's Bethany Bunner (4) slides into second while Beaver's Jennifer Kondracki tries to hold the bag

Southmoreland’s Bethany Bunner (4) slides into second while Beaver’s Jennifer Kondracki tries to hold the bag

Southmoreland upsets Beaver in first round, by Jason Black.

Burrell softball advances with dominant offense, by Bill Beckner Jr.

Carmichaels pitcher stifles Freeport offense, by Bill Beckner Jr.

Canon-McMillan’s Trainor, Hickory’s Bair named Positive Athletes

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Warriors get first playoff win

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Central Valley's Devin Holt steals home past Mars catcher Jake Swiatek during the fifth inning of their WPIAL Class AAA first round playoff game

Central Valley’s Devin Holt steals home past Mars catcher Jake Swiatek during the fifth inning of their WPIAL Class AAA first round playoff game

Central Valley wins program’s first playoff game, by Chris Harlan.

Penn-Trafford shortstop Meghan Marasti (32), fumbles play at second base, allowing Plum's Delenn Poe (7) to slide safely into second

Penn-Trafford shortstop Meghan Marasti (32), fumbles play at second base, allowing Plum’s Delenn Poe (7) to slide safely into second

Small ball helps No. 5 Penn-Trafford advance to WPIAL quarterfinals, by Jerin Steele.

Indiana uses big inning to storm past Laurel Highlands, by Paul Schofield.

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Errors prove costly as Montour upsets West Mifflin, by Dave Mackall.

#TribHS roundup: Bishop Canevin ousts Vincentian

Knoch's Dominick Bucko (7) and Cole Shinsky (20) celebrate a play during a WPIAL Class AAA first-round playoff game against Belle Vernon

Knoch’s Dominick Bucko (7) and Cole Shinsky (20) celebrate a play during a WPIAL Class AAA first-round playoff game against Belle Vernon

No. 2 Knoch returns to WPIAL Class AAA quarterfinals, by Bill Beckner Jr.

Kittanning's Logan Slagle attempts to dodge a tag by West Allegheny's Danny Guilfoil

Kittanning’s Logan Slagle attempts to dodge a tag by West Allegheny’s Danny Guilfoil

Kittanning shut out by West Allegheny, by Matt Grubba.

Deer Lakes can’t get big hit against Blackhawk, by George Guido.

McCombs’ near no-hitter leads Serra Catholic to victory, by Ed Phillipps.

Monessen's Tori Cooper, slides into home for the winning run as Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic's Brittany Baxendell waits for the throw

Monessen’s Tori Cooper slides into home for the winning run as Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic’s Brittany Baxendell waits for the throw

Monessen rallies for historic playoff win, by Jeff Oliver.

Frazier's Lauren Mastowski (10) slides safely into home past Riverview catcher Taylor Killmeyer

Frazier’s Lauren Mastowski (10) slides safely into home while Riverview catcher Taylor Killmeyer

Frazier freshman Matway hits grand slam, drives in eight in playoff rout, by Jason Black.

Valley News Dispatch roundup: Leechburg softball upset by Bishop Canevin

McKeesport Daily News roundup: Serra softball upsets Shenango

RECRUITING

Gorman: South Park’s Podgorski perseveres

Quaker Valley rowing pair announces college commitments, by Karen Kadilak.

OFF THE GRID

Guido: Springdale celebrates record-setting coach

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First for Fox Chapel

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Fox Chapel's Andrew Tublin (23) and Jack Reese (11)

Fox Chapel’s Andrew Tublin (23) and Jack Reese (11)

Top-seeded Fox Chapel boys volleyball finds comfort zone, by Doug Gulasy.

Gorman: Bull’s-eye on Seneca Valley baseball

#TribHS notebook: Fox Chapel, Derry awarded top seeds for WPIAL volleyball playoffs

Familiar faces to lead West Shamokin basketball teams, by Matt Grubba.

Size will be issue for West Shamokin volleyball team, by Matt Grubba.

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Mt. Pleasant's Christiana Czegan slides safely into home behind Highlands catcher Samantha Cichello during a WPIAL Class AAA preliminary-round game

Mt. Pleasant’s Christiana Czegan slides safely into home behind Highlands catcher Samantha Cichello during a WPIAL Class AAA preliminary-round game

Mt. Pleasant softball storms past Highlands in WPIAL preliminary game, by Jason Black.

McKeesport Daily News roundup: South Allegheny softball routs Waynesburg

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Sunday HS page

Softball strikeout specialists prove to be game-changers in WPIAL, by Bill Hartlep.

Harlan: Brashear junior cornerback attracts closer looks

West Chester's Mike Salloum (14) is tackled by Kiski Valley's JP Larko (2), Tyler Worthing (6) and Ty Travaglia (10)

West Chester’s Mike Salloum (14) is tackled by Kiski Valley’s JP Larko (2), Tyler Worthing (6) and Ty Travaglia (10)

Kiski Valley endures late defeat in rugby playoffs, by Jerin Steele.

Mars pitcher Matt Derouin

Mars pitcher Matt Derouin

Mars baseball team seeking playoff push, by Joe Sager.

Seneca Valley's Taylor Matthews

Seneca Valley’s Taylor Matthews

Seneca Valley’s Matthews parlays volleyball success into D-I scholarship, by Jerry Clark.

Connellsville athletic director Jim Lembo

Connellsville athletic director Jim Lembo

Connellsville’s Lembo to end long run as athletic director, by Jason Black.

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