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Tyler Boyd carries Clairton to NFL

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Tyler Boyd cheers on the Clairton Bears at Heinz Field

Tyler Boyd scores for Clairton in PIAA final

Tyler Boyd scores a touchdown against Southern Columbia in the PIAA Class A championship

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Tyler Boyd makes a catch against Navy in the Military Bowl

Bengals pick Pitt’s Boyd in second round, by Jerry DiPaola.

Gorman: Tyler Boyd carries Clairton to NFL

Listen to a podcast of The Kevin Gorman Show on TribLIVE Radio, featuring interviews with former Clairton coach Tom Nola and current Bears star Lamont Wade on the impact Tyler Boyd has on Clairton:

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ON THE DIAMOND

Allderdice coach Buddy Valinsky, his son and Jordan Rawls throw out first pitch at PNC Park

Allderdice boys basketball coach Buddy Valinsky, his son and Jordan Rawls throw out a ceremonial first pitch tonight at PNC Park

Hopewell's Tim Sabo

Hopewell’s Tim Sabo

#TribHS roundup: Hopewell’s Sabo pitches no-hitter

Westmoreland roundup: Hempfield baseball wins in 15 innings

TRACK AND FIELD

At the Penn Relays

At the Mars Invitational

Vincentian Academy’s Abdalah cruises to win in two-mile at Mars Invite, by Josh Rizzo.

Freeport's Dylan Hochbein (right) takes first place against his twin brother Brandon, who took second place in the 300 hurdles during the Section 7-AA track championships

Freeport’s Dylan Hochbein (right) takes first place against his twin brother Brandon, who took second place in the 300 hurdles during the Section 7-AA track championships

Freeport’s Hochbein twins share competitive identity , by Doug Gulasy.

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Perfect timing for Mislan’s move

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Dave Mislan, who resigned after 11 seasons at Brentwood, takes over at South Fayette

Gorman: Timing right for Mislan at South Fayette

Listen to a podcast of The Kevin Gorman Show on TribLIVE Radio, featuring interviews with former Clairton football coach Tom Nola and current Bears star Lamont Wade about the impact Tyler Boyd has had on the program and town:

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West Allegheny softball exceeding expectations with 11-1 start, by Dave Mackall.

Frazier's Zoie Hotz is congratulated by teammates after her home run against Greensburg Central Catholic

Frazier’s Zoie Hotz is congratulated by teammates after her home run against Greensburg Central Catholic

No. 2 Frazier short on numbers but loaded with talent, by Andrew Erickson.

Westmoreland roundup: Penn-Trafford softball rallies for win over Latrobe

Trib Cup: Allderdice baseball chasing WPIAL playoff berth, by Alex Oltmanns.

Freeport's Ian Miller is hoping to break the school pole vault record of 13 feet, 9 inches

Freeport’s Ian Miller is hoping to break the school pole vault record of 13 feet, 9 inches

Freeport senior Miller got pole vault bug from ‘SpongeBob SquarePants,’ by Doug Gulasy.

RECRUITING

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Depth perception

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Developing pitching depth helps Hopewell baseball climb Section 1 standings, by Brian Graham.

#TribHS roundup: Bethel Park edges Mt. Lebanon in eighth

Hempfield's Matt Tarabek leaps around Norwin catcher Jon LoChiatto

Hempfield’s Matt Tarabek leaps around Norwin catcher Jon LoChiatto

Long winning streak helps Hempfield baseball take control of Section 2-AAAA, by Paul Schofield.

Westmoreland roundup: Franklin Regional tops Gateway in 11th inning

Knoch’s Brandon Stull misses the tag against Freeport’s Justin Brestensky

Knoch’s Brandon Stull misses the tag against Freeport’s Justin Brestensky

Knoch has ‘breakout day’ at plate to topple Freeport, by Jerin Steele.

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North Allegheny, Sewickley Academy tandems grab gold in WPIAL doubles, by William Whalen.

Seneca Valley's Mike Kolor

Seneca Valley’s Mike Kolor

Gorman: Seneca Valley’s Kolor takes pride in mile

Leechburg softball secures WPIAL-record 30th consecutive playoff berth, by George Guido.

#TribHS roundup: Turek perfect in Elizabeth Forward’s Section 3 win

Westmoreland roundup: Hempfield softball cruises past Kiski Area

Derry’s Phillippi, Norwin’s Gribble honored as top scholar-athletes, by Andrew Erickson.

RECRUITING

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Fedko hits two grand slams in one inning

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Christian Fedko

Vincentian’s Christian Fedko

Gorman: Grand day for Vincentian’s Fedko

#TribHS roundup: Fedko gets 3 HR, 9 RBI for Vincentian

Apollo Ridge's Jayson Sowers (00) walks off the field as Shady Side Academy players celebrate their 5-4 win

Apollo Ridge’s Jayson Sowers (00) walks off the field as Shady Side Academy players celebrate their 5-4 win

Apollo-Ridge’s miscues prove costly in loss to Shady Side Academy, by Doug Gulasy.

Jeannette's Jefferson Jones

Jeannette’s Jefferson Jones

Westmoreland roundup: Hempfield holds on, beats Penn-Trafford

Burrell's Kasey Wolford

Burrell’s Kasey Wolford


Zest for success
key for Burrell softball team, by Bill Beckner Jr.

WITH THE STICKS

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‘TEST OUR METTLE’: Challenging non-league schedule helps Mt. Lebanon lacrosse improve skills, by Josh Rizzo.

Latrobe's Jessica Kostic (11)

Latrobe’s Jessica Kostic (11)

Defense fuels Latrobe girls lacrosse team, by Jasper Wilson.

RECRUITING

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Montour’s Vietmeier batting around

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Montour coach Glenn Vietmeier and his son Trent

Montour’s Trent Vietmeier, with his father, Spartans coach Glenn Vietmeier

BATTING AROUND: Recruited as pitcher by LSU, Montour’s Vietmeier still wants to get his hacks, by Chris Harlan.

Gorman: Rosato helped grow Duquesne football

#TribHS roundup: Armstrong baseball tops Hempfield in Section 2

Jeannette's Seth Spino runs for Hempfield in a co-op

Jeannette’s Seth Spino runs the 110 high hurdles for Hempfield

Thanks to Hempfield co-op, Jeannette’s Spino gets chance to excel in track, by Paul Schofield.

A-K Valley notebook: Highlands hoops eyes Disney World, by Bill Beckner Jr.

Sewickley Academy brothers Ryan and Don Gex won the Section 4-AA doubles title

Sewickley Academy brothers Ryan and Don Gex won the Section 4-AA doubles title

Sewickley Academy’s Gex brothers capture second straight section doubles title, by Karen Kadilak.

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KEEPING WITH TRADITION: Youthful Montour boys volleyball team strives to maintain program’s success, by Andrew Erickson.

Robbie Sigurdsson, a 2011 Mars grad, is playing for the Iceland national hockey team

Robbie Sigurdsson, a 2011 Mars grad, is playing for the Iceland national hockey team

Mars grad excels for Iceland’s national hockey team, by Joe Sager.

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Hempfield star pitcher honors her father

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Gorman: Hempfield softball star Ryan honors father

Listen to a podcast of The Kevin Gorman Show on TribLIVE Radio, talking about the impact of Steel Valley benefactor William V. Campbell Jr., Hempfield star pitcher Morgan Ryan honoring her late father, interviews with Trib reporter Paul Schofield and Franklin Regional wrestler Spencer Lee and my thoughts on Meg Bulger and the WPIAL Class of 2016 Hall of Fame class.

ICYMI

Gorman: Steel Valley’s biggest benefactor to be missed

Deer Lakes' Ryan Petrone (33) is tagged out at home plate by Knoch's Derek McGill (10)

Deer Lakes’ Ryan Petrone (33) is tagged out at home plate by Knoch’s Derek McGill (10)

Knoch baseball avenges loss to Deer Lakes, by Doug Gulasy.

Kiski Area rallies past Woodland Hills for Section 3 win, by George Guido.

Pitcher Casey Hite, shortstop Morgan Vickless and second baseman Micaela Danley (from left) are in their fourth season in the starting lineup for Bentworth

Pitcher Casey Hite, shortstop Morgan Vickless and second baseman Micaela Danley (from left) are in their fourth season in the starting lineup for Bentworth

Bentworth softball seniors hold unique off-field interests, by Les Harvath.

#TribHS roundup: Canon-McMillan tops USC in Section 5-AAAA

ON THE TRACK AND FIELD

Knoch’s Geist, Avonworth/Northgate’s Robinson among record breakers at Butler Invite, by Josh Rizzo.

RECRUITING

Former Jeannette star Julian Batts was the Westmoreland Trib's 2015 basketball player of the year

Former Jeannette star Julian Batts

Former Jeannette standout Batts signs to play at LIU Brooklyn, by Paul Schofield.

Mt. Lebanon's Emma Buerger

Mt. Lebanon’s Emma Buerger

Mt. Lebanon’s Buerger commits to swim at Penn, by Karen Kadilak.

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‘Dream team’ but a dream

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Gorman: ‘Dream team’ but a dream

ON THE DIAMOND

Burrell's Paige Beattie (2) turns a double-play as Freeport's Madison Wagner (1) slides into second base

Burrell’s Paige Beattie (2) turns a double-play as Freeport’s Madison Wagner (1) slides into second base

Slick defense lifts Burrell in first-place softball showdown, by Bill Beckner Jr.

Trib Cup: Chartiers-Houston motivated by title-game loss, by Alex Oltmanns.

#TribHS roundup: West Allegheny rallies to defeat rival Montour

Westmoreland roundup: Southmoreland softball knocks off Greensburg Salem

ON THE TRACK

North Allegheny's Ayden Owens races in the 110-meter hurdles

North Allegheny’s Ayden Owens races in the 110-meter hurdles

Versatile Owens making impact for North Allegheny track team, by Josh Rizzo.

Derry's Owen Whitacre

Derry’s Owen Whitacre

Whitacre sets meet record to lead Derry boys to United Invitational title, by Paul Schofield.

Kiski Area's Jace Roundtree

Kiski Area’s Jace Roundtree

Kiski Area senior hurdler Roundtree doesn’t let his height slow him, by Bill Beckner Jr.

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WPIAL chooses RMU for ‘AA, A’ football finals

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Kaezon Pugh and his Aliquippa teammates celebrate winning the WPIAL Class AA title last fall

Kaezon Pugh and his Aliquippa teammates celebrate winning the WPIAL Class AA title last fall

#TribHS notebook: WPIAL moves AA, A football finals to RMU stadium, by Chris Harlan.

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Gorman: RMU best choice for WPIAL football finals

Listen to a podcast of my appearance on TribLIVE Radio, talking about why the WPIAL chose Robert Morris University’s Joe Walton Stadium for its Class AA and A football finals, Allderdice’s Jackson twins and more:

RECRUITING

Franklin Regional's Spencer Lee

Franklin Regional’s Spencer Lee

Jefferson-Morgan's Gavin Teasdale

Jefferson-Morgan’s Gavin Teasdale

Franklin Regional’s Lee, Jefferson-Morgan’s Teasdale commit to Iowa, by Paul Schofield.

CONGRATS, DUCKY!

Paul Schofield

Trib sports writer Paul Schofield will receive the John and Michael Ferrante Memorial Award, given to an individual contributions to high school athletics, during the 60th annual awards banquet sponsored by Judge John J. Driscoll on April 26 at Ferrante’s Lakeview in Hempfield

Trib’s Schofield to be honored for coverage of high school sports, by Dave Mackall.

IN THE FIELD

Baldwin sophomore, Thomas Jefferson senior finish 1-2 in javelin at Tri-State, by Ray Fisher.

ON THE DIAMOND

Yough pitcher Macy Mularski

Yough pitcher Macy Mularski

Mularski, pitching depth have Yough softball among WPIAL title contenders, by Andrew Erickson.

Canon-McMillan’s Linda Rush (00) is greeted by teammates after hitting a home run during a game against Mt. Lebanon

Despite early uncertainty, Canon-McMillan softball rounding into traditional winning form, by Dave Mackall.

Freeport's Michael Frazetta (11) slides safely into home plate as Valley catcher Jake McNabb (12) fields the throw

Freeport’s Michael Frazetta (11) slides safely into home plate as Valley catcher Jake McNabb (12) fields the throw

Freeport baseball holds off Valley rally, by Doug Gulasy.

#TribHS roundup: Hampton takes down Knoch in Section 5

Westmoreland roundup: Yough baseball avenges loss to Greensburg Salem

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Steel Valley loses its biggest benefactor

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Talented group of seniors, sophomores helping Serra Catholic compete for section title, by Brian Graham.

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William V. Campbell Jr./Campbell Educational and Community Foundation

Gorman: Steel Valley’s biggest benefactor to be missed

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Vincentian’s Kyler Fedko, Moon’s Alyssa Sisko, by Alex Oltmanns.

#TribHS notebook: PIAA considering nixing shoulder pads in summer, by Chris Harlan.

ON THE DIAMOND

Burrell's Cara Fiore (10) is congratulated by Kasey Wolford (7) after scoring the winning run against Deer Lakes in the bottom of the seventh inning

Burrell’s Cara Fiore (10) is congratulated by Kasey Wolford (7) after scoring the winning run against Deer Lakes in the bottom of the seventh inning

Walk-off sacrifice fly sends Burrell softball past Deer Lakes, by Bill Beckner Jr.

#TribHS roundup: Homer in ninth sends Mt. Lebanon past Canon-McMillan

Westmoreland roundup: Mt. Pleasant softball rolls past Derry

Jeannette's Zander Malik

Jeannette’s Zander Malik

With six starters back, Jeannette has hopes of again qualifying for postseason, by Paul Schofield.

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Kiriloff leads Plum past Franklin Regional

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Central Catholic's CJ Thorpe

Gorman: Central’s Thorpe feels love at PSU

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ON THE DIAMOND

Fox Chapel's Patrick Monteverde

Fox Chapel’s Patrick Monteverde

Fox Chapel edges Kiski Area in pitchers’ duel, by Doug Gulasy.

Petrone hits, pitches Deer Lakes past Freeport, by George Guido.

West Allegheny center fielder Michael Crawford makes a tumbling catch during a game against Montour

West Allegheny center fielder Michael Crawford makes a tumbling catch during a game against Montour

#TribHS roundup: Kiriloff, Plum shut down Franklin Regional

Southmoreland's Andrew Polakovsky slides safely into home  against Yough

Southmoreland’s Andrew Polakovsky slides safely into home against Yough

Westmoreland roundup: Derry tops Greensburg Salem in Section 2

A-K Valley roundup: Apollo-Ridge baseball edges Burrell

Penn-Trafford's Miranda Frye waits for the pitch during a game against Norwin

Penn-Trafford’s Miranda Frye waits for the pitch during a game against Norwin

Timely hitting leads Penn-Trafford softball to win over rival Norwin, by Nathan Smith.

Freeport pitcher Kristie Radvan and catcher Becca Fennell celebrate after defeating Deer Lakes

Freeport pitcher Kristie Radvan and catcher Becca Fennell celebrate after defeating Deer Lakes

Freeport’s ‘Dirty Dozen’ turning heads in Section 3, by Bill Beckner Jr.

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Pine-Richland lacrosse team not missing a beat, by Kevin Lohman.

Greensburg Salem's Jessica Prentice (24) moves past Hempfield's Kylee Winkler (10)

Greensburg Salem’s Jessica Prentice (24) moves past Hempfield’s Kylee Winkler (10)

Influx of new players provides promise for Greensburg Salem girls lacrosse, by Jasper Wilson.

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