Wrestling All-Stars

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It was another banner year for Western Pennsylvania wrestlers who filled the medal stand at the PIAA championships, making for some tough decisions on choosing the Tribune-Review and Valley News Dispatch wrestling all-star teams.

Here’s a look at the honorees, including Tribune-Review Wrester of the Year Cam Coy from Penn-Trafford and Valley News Dispatch Wrestler of the Year Isaac Reid from Kiski Area.

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Penn-Trafford’s Coy named Tribune-Review Wrestler of the Year writes Paul Schofield, with a gallery of the other 14 all-star selections

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Kiski Area’s Reid named Valley News Dispatch Wrester of the Year writes Bill West with a gallery of the other 14 all-stars

Wrestling Classic

Paul Schofield covered the annual Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic at the Fitzgerald Field House on Saturday night, and again, WPIAL wrestlers shined.

He wrote about Penn-Trafford’s Cam Coy knocking off the No. 1 wrester in the country.

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Heading to Hershey

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The PIAA championship field is set, and the WPIAL will again be well-represented in Hershey.

Pine-Richland (6A), Lincoln Park (3A) and Sewickley Academy (2A) earned spots in the boys championship games, while North Allegheny (6A), Trinity (5A) and Bishop Canevin (3A) will play for the girls titles.

It was an exciting night of semifinal games Tuesday, as Pine-Richland, Sewickley Academy, Trinity and Bishop Canevin all clinched title-game berths.

Here’s a look at Tuesday’s action:

Pine-Richland boys hold off Carlisle in PIAA semifinals writes Rick Weaver

Strong Vincent takes down Quaker Valley in PIAA semifinals writes Chris Harlan

Sewickley Academy tops Bishop Canevin to reach PIAA championship writes Bill Beckner

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Trinity girls edge South Fayette to garner spot in PIAA championship game writes Jasper Wilson

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Bishop Canevin edges West Shamokin to earn PIAA title-game berth writes Josh Rizzo

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Monday’s links

Lincoln Park advances to PIAA title game for 4th time

North Allegheny girls earn spot in PIAA championship game writes David Bohr

Strong finish carries Kennedy Catholic past Monessen writes Bill Beckner

Here’s the PIAA finals schedule

All games at Hershey’s Giant Center

Thursday

2A girls: Minersville vs. Bishop McCort, noon

A boys: Girard College vs. Kennedy Catholic, 2 p.m.

4A girls: Bethlehem Catholic vs. Villa Maria, 6 p.m.

3A boys: Lincoln Park vs. Neumann-Goretti, 8 p.m.

Friday

A girls: Lebanon Catholic vs. Jenkintown, noon

2A boys: Sewickley Academy vs. Constitution, 2 p.m.

6A girls: North Allegheny vs. Boyertown, 6 p.m.

5A boys: Archbishop Wood vs. Abington Heights, 8 p.m.

Saturday

3A girls: Bishop Canevin vs. Neumann-Goretti, noon

4A boys: Imhotep Charter vs. Strong Vincent, 2 p.m.

5A girls: Trinity vs. Archbishop Wood, 6 p.m.

6A boys: Pine-Richland vs. Reading, 8 p.m.

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Quarterfinal contests set … kind of

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Quaker Valley coach talks to his team durng a time out in a PIAA second round game agianst Grove City Mar. 16 , 2017 at North Allgheny.

Matchups are set for the PIAA basketball quarterfinals, at least for the games involving WPIAL teams.
The remaining 23 teams from the WPIAL will be in action Saturday afternoon.
Several second-round games will be contested Friday night for teams in Eastern Pennsylvania. Those winners will play quarterfinal games Sunday.
Here’s a look at Saturday’s PIAA matchups involving WPIAL teams:
Boys
Class 6A
Butler (19-9) vs. Pine-Richland (26-1) at North Allegheny, noon
Class 5A
Mars (17-9) vs. Meadville (24-1) at Slippery Rock University, 4:30 p.m.
Class 4A
Quaker Valley (24-3) vs. Middletown (22-5) at Altoona, 2:30 p.m.; New Castle (26-2) vs. Strong Vincent (25-3) at Slippery Rock University, 1 p.m.
Class 3A
CW North Catholic (23-5) vs. Central Cambria (22-6) at Norwin, 1 p.m.; Washington (22-5) vs. Lincoln Park (23-5) at Baldwin, noon
Class 2A
Sewickley Academy (23-4) vs. Greensburg Central Catholic (25-1) at Baldwin, 1:30 p.m.; OLSH (20-8) vs. Bishop Canevin (21-5) at Ambridge, 3:30 p.m.
Class A
Monessen (21-7) vs. Saltsburg (26-1) at Norwin, 2:30 p.m.

Girls
Class 6A
Penn Hills (23-3) vs. North Allegheny (26-1) at Baldwin, 3 p.m.
Class 5A
Trinity (24-3) vs. Archbishop Carroll (20-5) at Chambersburg, 4 p.m.; Oakland Catholic (24-4) vs. South Fayette (19-6) at North Allegheny, 3:30 p.m.
Class 4A
CW North Catholic (25-2) vs. Villa Maria (20-5) at Slippery Rock University, 2:30 p.m.
Class 3A
Neshannock (25-2) vs. West Shamokin (26-2) at North Allegheny, 2 p.m.; Bishop Canevin (21-5) vs. Carlynton (19-7) at Ambridge, 2 p.m.
Class 2A
OLSH (20-6) vs. Bellwood-Antis (24-4) at Forest Hills, 7 p.m.

In case you missed it …

Hertzog’s 29 points guide GCC boys into PIAA quarterfinals writes Bill Beckner

Greensburg CC girls lose in 2nd round of states writes Paul Schofield

Franklin Regional’s PIAA run ends in 2nd round writes Bill West

Leechburg girls have historic season ended in PIAA second round writes Jerin Steele

PIAA basketball roundup: Butler earns 4th meeting with Pine-Richland

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Finals field is set

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After three days of hotly-contested semifinal contests, the field is set for the WPIAL basketball championship games Thursday-Saturday at Pitt’s Petersen Events Center. There will be 12 title games – six boys and six girls.

Here’s the full schedule:

Thursday
2A girls: Chartiers-Houston (22-2) vs. Vincentian Academy (20-4) at Petersen Events Center, 5 p.m.
A boys: Monessen (17-7) vs. Imani Christian (15-6) at Petersen Events Center, 7 p.m.
3A boys: Lincoln Park (21-4) vs. Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic (20-5) at Petersen Events Center, 9 p.m.

Friday
A girls: Winchester Thurston (20-1) vs. Cornell (20-4) at Petersen Events Center, 3 p.m.
2A boys: Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (18-6) vs. Sewickley Academy (19-4) at Petersen Events Center, 5 p.m.
4A girls: Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic (21-2) vs. Blackhawk (16-8) at Petersen Events Center, 7 p.m.
5A boys: Hampton (16-9) vs. Moon (19-5) at Petersen Events Center, 9 p.m.

Saturday
3A girls: Bishop Canevin (18-5) vs. Neshannock (23-1) at Petersen Events Center, 11 a.m.
4A boys: New Castle (22-2) vs. Quaker Valley (22-2) at Petersen Events Center, 1 p.m.
5A girls: Oakland Catholic (22-3) vs. Chartiers Valley (18-7) at Petersen Events Center, 3 p.m.
6A girls: North Allegheny (23-1) vs. Bethel Park (19-6) at Petersen Events Center, 7 p.m.
6A boys: Pine-Richland (23-1) vs. Butler (17-8) at Petersen Events Center, 9 p.m.

As for Wednesday night’s results:

Twitter reaction

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Wednesday’s basketball links

Butler earns trip to title game after knocking off Woodland Hills writes Bill Beckner

Pine-Richland is headed back to the WPIAL final writes Chris Harlan

High school roundup: Quaker Valley, New Castle get another rematch

Scores and schedules for March 1, 2017

Chris Harlan previews Thursday’s three WPIAL title games

In the pool

The WPIAL swimming championships are set for Thursday and Friday at Pitt’s Trees Pool. Here’s some links to features on triblive.com.

Mt. Pleasant pair ready to shine at WPIAL meet writes Cody Scott

Derry’s Jellison eyes WPIAL medal and more writes Karen Kadilak

Penn Hills swimmers return to WPIALs writes Andrew John

Norwin swimmers hope to drop time at WPIALs writes Karen Kadilak

Penn-Trafford swimmers aim for fast times at WPIALs writes Karen Kadilak

Franklin Regional sending 26 to WPIAL meet writes Michael Love

Plum swimmers set for WPIALs writes Michael Love

Shaler sending large contingent to WPIAL championships writes Josh Rizzo

Gateway to be well-represented at WPIAL meet writes Michael Love

Quaker Valley swimmers to meet WPIAL championship challenge writes Karen Kadilak

Fox Chapel, SSA earn numerous WPIAL qualifiers writes Marty Stewart

Small Latrobe contingent eyes big impact at WPIAL championships writes Karen Kadilak

Hempfield boys, girls ready for WPIAL pool party writes Karen Kadilak

North Allegheny swim teams look to defend titles writes Josh Rizzo

North Hills swimmers up intensity writes Jasper Wilson

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Bound for Oakland

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Eight more teams earned a trip to Oakland and the Petersen Events Center for the WPIAL basketball championships with their semifinal-round victories Tuesday night.

On the girls’ side, Winchester Thurston and Cornell will make their first appearance in the WPIAL final in Class A.

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In Class 6A, North Allegheny will play Bethel Park. Scores and schedules are below for the girls games.

In the boys tournament, finalists were decided in Class 5A and 2A. Moon and Hampton were victorious, while OLSH and Sewickley Academy also claimed wins.

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In the finals, OLSH will play Sewickley Academy in Class 2A and Hampton will face Moon in Class 5A.

 OLSH discharges GCC in WPIAL semifinals writes Bill Beckner

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Cornell holds off St. Joseph to earn 1st trip to WPIAL final writes Doug Gulasy

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High school roundup: Simmons carries Moon to WPIAL title game

Freshman DeGregorio sparks Hampton in semifinal victory over Mars writes Chris Harlan

Scores and schedules for Feb. 28, 2017

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On the mats

With the WPIAL Class AAA wrestling tournament set for Friday and Saturday, Paul Schofield profiles Hempfield senior Jarod Verkleeren

High school wrestling notebook: FR’s Lee, P-T’s Coy look to add to title collection writes Paul Schofield

Kiski Area wrestlers eye rematches in WPIAL tournament writes Bill West

Seven Norwin wrestlers advance to WPIALs writes Nathan Smith

Penn-Trafford trio earns section titles writes Nathan Smith

Nine Franklin Regional wrestlers qualify for WPIALs writes Jerin Steele

Trio of Plum wrestlers headed to WPIALs writes Alec Italiano

Four TJ wrestlers advance to WPIAL tournament writes Ray Fisher

Shaler’s D’Amico sets sights on gold writes Josh Rizzo

Gateway sending trio to WPIALs writes Andrew John

Fox Chapel coach Frank earns 400th career win writes Marty Stewart

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