Lebo, Blackhawk win WPIAL girls lacrosse titles

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Mt. Lebanon hoists the trophy after beating Chartiers Valley, 14-9, in the WPIAL Division I girls lacrosse championship game

Mt. Lebanon hoists the trophy after beating Chartiers Valley, 14-9, in the WPIAL Division I girls lacrosse championship game

Blackhawk poses with the trophy after defeating Mars, 7-5, in the WPIAL Division II girls lacrosse championship

Blackhawk poses with the trophy after defeating Mars, 7-5, in the WPIAL Division II girls lacrosse championship

Mt. Lebanon claims fifth WPIAL lacrosse title; Blackhawk wins first, by Andrew Erickson.

Trib Cup: Quaker Valley girls lacrosse caps another successful season, by Alex Oltmanns.

WPIAL boys lacrosse championship preview: Mt. Lebanon ups intensity for postseason, by Andrew Erickson.

#TribHS roundup: Shady Side Academy boys lacrosse advances to PIAAs

AT THE NET

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Penn-Trafford volleyball chasing first WPIAL title; Ambridge goes for fifth, by Bill Hartlep.

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Bethel Park’s Jake Dixon

Gorman: Bethel Park’s Dixon digs a WPIAL title

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Back in WPIAL final, ready to repeat

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Hempfield pitcher Morgan Ryan (right) is congratulated by catcher Madison Stoner following the Spartans' 2-1 victory over North Allegheny in a WPIAL Class AAAA semifinal

Hempfield pitcher Morgan Ryan (right) is congratulated by catcher Madison Stoner following the Spartans’ 2-1 victory over North Allegheny in a WPIAL Class AAAA semifinal

Defending champion Hempfield returns to WPIAL softball final, by Andrew Erickson.

Big seventh inning propels Baldwin into WPIAL softball final, by Bill Beckner Jr.

Mt. Pleasant upsets No. 1 Thomas Jefferson to reach WPIAL softball final, by Dave Mackall.

West Allegheny softball tops Yough to reach WPIAL Class AAA final, by Alaina Getzenberg.

WPIAL softball roundup: South Park advances to Class AA final

IN THE FIELD

Knoch's Jordan Geist

Knoch junior Jordan Geist

Gorman: Record-setting Geist chases another idol

AT THE NET

Deer Lakes' Dan Hutchinson (20) records a kill against Beaver County Christian's Micah Everett (13) during their WPIAL semifinal match

Deer Lakes’ Dan Hutchinson (20) records a kill against Beaver County Christian’s Micah Everett (13) during their WPIAL semifinal match

WPIAL Class AA volleyball consolation capsule: Deer Lakes vs. Montour

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Undefeated Plum gets third shutout victory

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Plum's Nicholas Frazetta (left) and Ethan Winesburgh celebrate their 3-0 shutout victory over Hempfield

Plum’s Nicholas Frazetta (left) and Ethan Winesburgh celebrate their 3-0 shutout victory over Hempfield

No. 1 Plum notches third straight shutout to reach WPIAL title game, by Andrew Erickson.

No. 14 seed Norwin tops Canon-McMillan, returns to WPIAL title game, by Paul Schofield.

Chartiers Valley pitcher Cole Horew delivers against Mars during a WPIAL Class AAA semifinal

Chartiers Valley pitcher Cole Horew delivers against Mars during a WPIAL Class AAA semifinal

Chartiers Valley chasing first title after topping Mars in semifinals, by Chris Harlan.

#TribHS roundup: Blackhawk takes down defending champion Knoch

Top-seeded Greensburg Central Catholic rallies for semifinal win, by Kevin Lohman.

Strong pitching, selective hitting carry Serra Catholic into WPIAL final, by Kevin Lohman.

Gorman: Super sophs lead Serra Catholic

Latrobe's Mikayla Munchinsky celebrates after the Wildcats defeated No. 2 Shaler in the WPIAL Class AAAA quarterfinals

Latrobe’s Mikayla Munchinsky celebrates after the Wildcats defeated No. 2 Shaler in the WPIAL Class AAAA quarterfinals

Latrobe softball upsets No. 2 Shaler in WPIAL quarterfinals, by Alaina Getzenberg.

Freeport's Ashleigh Schmidt triples against South Park in the WPIAL Class AA quarterfinals

Freeport’s Ashleigh Schmidt triples against South Park in the WPIAL Class AA quarterfinals

Division I recruits power South Park past Freeport in quarterfinals, by Bill Beckner Jr.

AT THE NET

Deer Lakes' Trevor Sutch (35) has his shot blocked by Beaver County Christian's Matt Knab (11) during their WPIAL semifinal match

Deer Lakes’ Trevor Sutch (35) has his shot blocked by Beaver County Christian’s Matt Knab (11) during their WPIAL semifinal match

Deer Lakes volleyball falls in straight sets to BCCS, by Doug Gulasy.

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Laurel freshman takes down Deer Lakes softball

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Deer Lakes pitcher Shae Robson (2) is comforted by teammates, as sadness and frustration show on the faces of the Lancers after a tough 1-0 loss during the Class AA quarterfinals against Laurel

Laurel freshman pitcher Ruperto stymies defending WPIAL champion Deer Lakes, by Bill Beckner Jr.

Hempfield teammates await Madi Stoner’s arrival at home plate after she hit a two-run homer in the second inning against Penn- Trafford

Stoner’s two homers fuel Hempfield’s quarterfinal win, by Dave Mackall.

Yough advances to semifinals on Mance’s walk-off single, by Paul Schofield.

WPIAL softball playoffs roundup: North Allegheny shuts out Canon-McMillan

Freeport-South Park softball game postponed

Plum's Alex Kirilloff

Plum’s Alex Kirilloff

Plum’s Kirilloff named Gatorade Pennsylvania player of the year

WPIAL baseball semifinals postponed

RECRUITING

Clairton's Lamont Wade

Clairton’s Lamont Wade

Gorman: Clairton’s Wade has a top 10, invite

Armstrong's Zane Dudek

Armstrong’s Zane Dudek

Harlan: Armstrong running back finally outruns questions

https://twitter.com/ZaneDudek33/status/734904150828449792

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After choosing college, Jurkovec can focus on football

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Pine-Richland QB Phil Jurkovec

Pine-Richland quarterback Phil Jurkovec

Gorman: Jurkovec can focus on football

Listen to a podcast of The Kevin Gorman Show on TribLIVE Radio, with a recap of the WPIAL track and field championships and an interview with Pine-Richland coach Eric Kasperowicz on the recruitment of star quarterback Phil Jurkovec and how his early commitment to Notre Dame will help his development:

RECRUITING

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Quaker Valley's Hannah Bablak competes in the girls AA 3200 meter relay during the WPIAL Track & Field Championships at Baldwin

Quaker Valley’s Hannah Bablak competes in the girls AA 3200 meter relay during the WPIAL Track & Field Championships at Baldwin

Quaker Valley’s Bablak to continue running career at Rice, by Karen Kadilak.

AT THE NET

#TribHS roundup: Fox Chapel tennis advances to PIAA semifinals

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Geist breaks 44-year-old WPIAL shot put record

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Knoch’s Geist breaks 44-year-old shot put record, by Paul Schofield.

AvonworthNorthgate's Hunter Robinson sprints to a first-place finish in the Class AA 400-meter dash at the WPIAL track and field championships

Avonworth/Northgate’s Hunter Robinson sprints to a first-place finish in the Class AA 400-meter dash at the WPIAL track and field championships

AvonworthNorthgate's Hayden Robinson sprints to a first place finish in the Class AA 100 Meter Dash at the WPIAL Track and Field Championships

Avonworth/Northgate’s Hayden Robinson sprints to a first place finish in the Class AA 100 Meter Dash at the WPIAL Track and Field Championships

Avonworth/Northgate’s Robinson sisters shine at Class AA meet, by Paul Schofield.

Kiski Area's Jace Roundtree beats Mt. Lebanon's Patrick Kimball in the Class AAA 110-meter hurdles at the WPIAL track and field championships

Kiski Area’s Jace Roundtree beats Mt. Lebanon’s Patrick Kimball in the Class AAA 110-meter hurdles at the WPIAL track and field championships

Kiski Area’s Turner, Roundtree capture WPIAL gold, by Doug Gulasy.

Burrell's Nicole Scherer sprints to a first place finish in the Class AA 200 Meter Dash at the WPIAL Track and Field Championships

Burrell’s Nicole Scherer sprints to a first place finish in the Class AA 200 Meter Dash at the WPIAL Track and Field Championships

Burrell’s Scherer sets WPIAL 200 record, by Doug Gulasy.

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Gorman: Silver lining for Plum’s Amato

ON THE DIAMOND

Norwin's Ethan Sikora (left) is congratulated by Daniel Kiester (2) after scoring Norwin's first run in a WPIAL Class AAAA quarterfinal game with Latrobe

Norwin’s Ethan Sikora (left) is congratulated by Daniel Kiester (2) after scoring Norwin’s first run in a WPIAL Class AAAA quarterfinal game with Latrobe

Coles throws four-hitter to lead Norwin past rival Latrobe in WPIAL quarterfinals, by Dave Mackall.

No. 4 Hempfield rallies past Franklin Regional, by Andrew Erickson.

Knoch pitcher Jeremy Frazier gets a hug from Cole Shinsky (20) after the Knights' WPIAL Class AAA quarterfinal victory over Montour

Knoch pitcher Jeremy Frazier gets a hug from Cole Shinsky (20) after the Knights’ WPIAL Class AAA quarterfinal victory over Montour

Frazier guides defending champion Knoch past Montour, by George Guido.

Greensburg Central Catholic's Steven Forri (6) is mobbed after he got the game-winning hit in the 10th inning in a WPIAL Class A quarterfinal victory over Bishop Canevin

Greensburg Central Catholic’s Steven Forri (6) is mobbed by teammates and coaches after he got the game-winning hit in the 10th inning in a WPIAL Class A quarterfinal victory over Bishop Canevin

GCC sneaks into WPIAL semifinals with 10-inning win over Bishop Canevin, by William Whalen.

#TribHS roundup: No. 2 Riverside tallies second straight shutout

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National spotlight shines on Pine-Richland

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Pine-Richland coach Eric Kasperowicz gets a Gatorade shower after the Rams won the 2014 WPIAL Class AAAA championship at Heinz Field

Gorman: National spotlight on Pine-Richland football

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Steel Valley softball outlasts Burrell for first-round win, by Jerin Steele.

Home run in eighth seals Mt. Pleasant win over Indiana, by Dave Mackall.

Deer Lakes' Shae Robson (2) and head coach Craig Taliani react to Robson being called out at third base against Carmichaels during their first round playoff game

Deer Lakes’ Shae Robson (2) and head coach Craig Taliani react to Robson being called out at third base against Carmichaels during their first round playoff game

Seniors lead defending champion Deer Lakes to first-round win, by Bill Beckner Jr.

Small ball carries No. 11 Freeport to quarterfinals, by Doug Gulasy.

WPIAL softball playoffs roundup: Southmoreland tops Central Valley in 10th

WPIAL postpones baseball quarterfinals

ON THE HARDWOOD

Damian Davies (center) listens to the Leechburg Area School Board vote not to bring him back next season during a public meeting

Damian Davies (center) listens to the Leechburg Area School Board vote not to bring him back next season during a public meeting

Surrounded by teammates, Jonathan Burtick (center), comments in support of head basketball coach Damian Davies, during the Leechburg Area School Board meeting

Surrounded by teammates, Jonathan Burtick (center), comments in support of head basketball coach Damian Davies, during the Leechburg Area School Board meeting

Basketball players console one another after the Leechburg Area School Board decided to not retain head coach Damian Davies

Basketball players console one another after the Leechburg Area School Board decided to not retain head coach Damian Davies

Leechburg seeks new basketball coach, by Brian C. Rittmeyer.

As you can see, the firing of Damian Davies has caused some outrage in Leechburg…

Of course, the action is a result of allegations of hazing

AT THE NET

Deer Lakes' Dan Hutchinson (20) records a point after colliding with Thomas Jefferson's Dan Francis (11) at the net during their quarterfinal playoff game

Deer Lakes’ Dan Hutchinson (20) records a point after colliding with Thomas Jefferson’s Dan Francis (11) at the net during their quarterfinal playoff game

Deer Lakes volleyball rolls past TJ, by William Whalen.

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Aliquippa’s Bronaugh excited to get fifth year

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Aliquippa's DiMantae Bronaugh

Aliquippa’s DiMantae Bronaugh was diagnosed with leukemia on the eve of the football season

Gorman: WPIAL makes right move on Bronaugh

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No. 9 Peters Township edges Fox Chapel in pitcher’s duel, by Andrew Erickson.

Keystone Oaks pitcher Nick Riggle

Keystone Oaks pitcher Nick Riggle

Keystone Oaks ace Riggle blanks Burrell in playoff opener, by Doug Gulasy.

OLSH shortstop Adam Pace throws out a Jeannette batter as second baseman Patrick Brogan looks on during their WPIAL first-round baseball game

OLSH shortstop Adam Pace throws out a Jeannette batter as second baseman Patrick Brogan looks on during their WPIAL first-round baseball game

No. 5 OLSH topples Jeannette to reach quarterfinals, by Bill Beckner Jr.

Serra Catholic ousts Springdale in first round, by Bill Beckner Jr.

#TribHS roundup: Vincentian wins with a walk-off walk in ninth

Baldwin senior Jaimie Schleicher

Baldwin’s Jaimie Schleicher

Schleicher has sensational season for Baldwin softball, by Ray Fisher.

ON THE TRACK

Burrell's Nikki Scherer

Burrell’s Nikki Scherer

Burrell sprinter Scherer chasing WPIAL records, by Doug Gulasy.

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Pine-Richland’s Jurkovec picks Fighting Irish

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Pine-Richland QB Phil Jurkovec

Pine-Richland quarterback Phil Jurkovec

Pine-Richland's Phil Jurkovec throws a pass against Central Catholic

Pine-Richland’s Phil Jurkovec throws a pass against Central Catholic

Pine-Richland’s Jurkovec commits to Notre Dame, by Kevin Gorman.

ON THE DIAMOND

Latrobe pitcher Jarred Kollar allowed one hit as the Wildcats defeated North Allegheny, 1-0, in a WPIAL Class AAAA first-round playoff game

Latrobe pitcher Jarred Kollar allowed one hit as the Wildcats defeated North Allegheny, 1-0, in a WPIAL Class AAAA first-round playoff game

Latrobe, Kollar shut out North Allegheny in opening round, by George Guido.

No. 2 Montour thwarts late rally to topple Freeport in first round, by George Guido.

Gorman: Woodland Hills baseball ready for top-seeded Plum

Hempfield's Isaiah Diandreth scores on a wild pitch to give Hempfield a 4-0 lead in the top of the first in a WPIAL first-round playoff game against Kiski Area

Hempfield’s Isaiah Diandreth scores on a wild pitch to give Hempfield a 4-0 lead in the top of the first in a WPIAL first-round playoff game against Kiski Area

No. 4 Hempfield uses quick start to rout Kiski Area in WPIAL baseball playoff opener, by Doug Gulasy.

Stobert tosses two-hitter to move Knoch into WPIAL quarterfinals, by William Whalen.

WPIAL baseball playoffs roundup: No. 14 Norwin holds on to upset Shaler

Penn-Trafford's Miranda Frye (center) celebrates with teammates after Frye hit in the winning run to defeat North Hills

Penn-Trafford’s Miranda Frye (center) celebrates with teammates after Frye hit in the winning run to defeat North Hills

Penn-Trafford softball takes down North Hills on walk-off, by Kevin Lohman.

Leechburg's Lexie Young (21) drops the ball at second base as Chartiers-Houston's Macie Kesneck (22) slides safely into the base during their first round WPIAL playoff game

Leechburg’s Lexie Young (21) drops the ball at second base as Chartiers-Houston’s Macie Kesneck (22) slides safely into the base during their first-round WPIAL playoff game

Chartiers-Houston takes advantage of Leechburg errors in first-round win, by Bill Beckner Jr.

Latrobe's Sarah Blair beats the throw to Bethel Park's Ashley Burford and slides safely into home

Latrobe’s Sarah Blair beats the throw to Bethel Park’s Ashley Burford and slides safely into home

WPIAL softball playoffs roundup: Latrobe shuts out No. 10 Bethel Park

AT THE NET

Ambridge's Anthony Baronio (right) scores next to Michael Spiridonakos during a match against North Allegheny

Ambridge’s Anthony Baronio (right) scores next to Michael Spiridonakos during a match against North Allegheny

Ambridge chasing fifth straight WPIAL volleyball title, by Andrew Erickson.

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#TribHS preview: WPIAL baseball playoffs

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Baseball brackets

Breaking down the 2016 WPIAL baseball playoffs, by Paul Schofield.

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FOCUSED ON FIRST: Projected first-rounder Kirilloff wants to lead Plum to championships, by Kevin Gorman.

Listen to a podcast of The Kevin Gorman Show on TribLIVE Radio, featuring an in-depth interview with Plum baseball star Alex Kirilloff on the Mustangs drawing the No. 1 seed in the WPIAL Class AAAA playoffs, the prospect of being an MLB first-round pick and more:

Gorman: Alabama scouring WPIAL for recruits

Central Catholic rowers compete at Midwest Regatta, by Karen Kadilak.

Hempfield's Jordan Fiedor is congratulated by teammates after his walk off single against Penn-Trafford

Hempfield’s Jordan Fiedor is congratulated by teammates after his walk off single against Penn-Trafford

Hempfield's Morgan Ryan

Hempfield’s Morgan Ryan

Hempfield baseball, softball teams hope for long postseason runs, by Joe Sager.

Penn Hills softball coach upbeat despite illness, difficult season, by Andrew John.

Freeport's Nathan Pastorek

Freeport’s Nathan Pastorek

Kiski Area's John Bowser

Kiski Area pitcher John Bowser

Alle-Kiski Valley baseball teams relying on aces to advance in WPIAL postseason, by Doug Gulasy.

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