Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Athletes of the Year: Knoch’s Geist, Upper St. Clair’s Hasco, by Chris Harlan and Bill Hartlep.
Westmoreland Tribune-Review Athletes of the Year: Derry’s Phillippi, Norwin’s Gribble, by Paul Schofield and Bill Hartlep.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Baseball Player of the Year: Plum’s Alex Kirilloff, by Doug Gulasy.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Softball Player of the Year: Hempfield’s Morgan Ryan, by Paul Schofield.
Westmoreland Tribune-Review Baseball Player of the Year: Greensburg Central Catholic’s Tommy Pellis, by Paul Schofield.
Westmoreland Tribune-Review Softball Player of the Year: Hempfield’s Morgan Ryan, by Paul Schofield.
Valley News Dispatch Baseball Player of the Year: Freeport’s Nathan Pastorek, by Doug Gulasy.
Valley News Dispatch Softball Player of the Year: Deer Lakes’ Maria Taliani, by Bill Beckner Jr.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT…
Gorman: Montour grad Marks becomes College World Series hero
Vincentian Academy’s Mark Cyterski (left) and Nick Kempa hoist the trophy following their 5-2 win over Meyersdale in the PIAA Class A championship
Vincentian Academy captures first PIAA baseball title, by Chris Harlan.
Pastor’s sacrifice fly lifts Hempfield to PIAA softball championship, by Paul Schofield.
ON THE GRIDIRON
Central Catholic’s Damar Hamlin
Central’s Hamlin ready for healthy return in Big 33 Football Classic, by Chris Harlan.
Plum’s Jason Maltese throws his bat after he struck out against Boyerstown in the last out during the Class AAAA PIAA championship
Boyertown topples Plum for PIAA Class AAAA championship, by Michael Love.
Pearce’s RBI double gives Yough softball school’s first PIAA championship, by George Guido.
Williams Valley tops West Greene in PIAA Class A title game, by George Guido.
PIAA postpones championship games involving Vincentian baseball, Hempfield softball
ON THE LINKS
Check out my column on a former WPIAL star playing in the 116th U.S. Open at Oakmont…
Mike Van Sickle
Gorman: Van Sickle lives U.S. Open dream
Alex Kirilloff (left) beats the tag as he scores in the first inning in a PIAA Class AAAA semifinal game with Marple Newtown
Plum baseball team plows into PIAA Class AAAA title game, by Lindsey Smith.
Alex Kirilloff embraces his father, Dave, after being drafted by the Minnesota Twins with the 15th overall draft pick in the Major League Baseball draft
Kirilloff’s roots grew throughout A-K Valley, by Doug Gulasy.
Cyterski throws one-hitter to lead Vincentian to first PIAA title game, by Doug Gulasy.
Riverside run ends in PIAA semifinals, by Dave Mackall.
Hempfield batter Alexa Pastor acknowledges Taylor Hoffman after she drove Jordan Sterling home to score the eventual winning run against Chambersburg in their PIAA Class AAAA semifinal playoff game
Shutout puts Hempfield softball in PIAA Class AAAA title game, by Paul Schofield.
Yough second baseman Aubrie Mance jumps into the arms of right fielder Olivia Miller after they beat Donegal, 1-0, in their PIAA Class AAA semifinal playoff game
Yough softball team gets historic win, by Paul Schofield.
West Greene softball team downs DuBois Central Catholic, earns state title-game berth, by George Guido.
South Park softball team’s prolific attack stymied by Moniteau, by Alaina Getzenberg.
The 2016 WPIAL Hall of Fame inductees pose for a photo at the DoubleTree Hotel in Green Tree on Friday, June 10, 2016. The class includes, seated, from left, Jonna Huemrich-Burke, Joe Mucci, Pat Tarquinio, Art Walker (2004 Central Catholic football coach), Jim Bruni, Gus D’Augustino, Ray Fioroni, Meg Bulger. Standing are Chris Mary, John Miller (1992 Blackhawk boys basketball coach), Luke Blanock, Jerry Koller, T.J. McConnell, Dorin Dickerson, Bill Sinning and Ethan Virgili (husband of Rachel Rohanna). New Castle football player Rick Razzano is not pictured.
2004 Central Catholic football team
1992 Blackhawk boys basketball team
Caring for players keeps WPIAL Hall of Fame coach Tarquinio going, by Jerry DiPaola.
AT THE NET
Ambridge boys volleyball falls short in state championship match, by Matt Martell.
ON THE DIAMOND
After 22 years, Graczyk resigns as Freeport baseball coach, by Bill Beckner Jr.
Plum’s Kirilloff, Pitt’s Zeuch drafted in first round, by Doug Gulasy.
Listen to a podcast of The Kevin Gorman Show on TribLIVE Radio, featuring an interview with Plum baseball star Alex Kirilloff:
Hempfield’s Nick Schade (bottom) dives safely back to second base under the tag attempt of Plum’s Tommy Zummo (3) on a pick-off play during a PIAA Class AAAA quarterfinal game
Plum shuts out Hempfield to reach PIAA semifinals, by Michael Love.
Neshannock’s Jason Swope (right) is tagged out at home on a potential game tying run by Bishop McCort catcher Logan Wade in a PIAA Class AA quarterfinal game
Defending state champ Neshannock ousted in PIAA quarterfinals, by George Guido.
Big inning leads Serra Catholic to PIAA semifinals, by Alaina Getzenberg.
PIAA roundup: Riverside posts sixth postseason shutout
Ryan homers, knocks in four runs to lead Hempfield back to PIAA semifinal, by Paul Schofield.
Fast start powers Yough to PIAA quarterfinal victory, by Dave Mackall.
Members of the Ambridge volleyball team celebrate after defeating Saegertown
Ambridge volleyball rallies to reach PIAA final, by William Whalen.
Coach Jim Schall and the Penn-Trafford Warriors
Schall’s dedication has built Penn-Trafford volleyball into a champion, by Josh Rizzo.
ON THE DIAMOND
PIAA baseball roundup: Plum advances, Blackhawk loses
WITH THE STICKS
Mt. Lebanon falls short to Conestoga in PIAA girls lacrosse semifinals, by Lindsey Smith.
ON THE GRIDIRON
ON THE HARDWOOD
Hempfield first baseman Branson Auckerman fist bumps pitcher Zayne Zalich after they registered an out in the 7th inning against Norwin in a PIAA Class AAAA playoff game
Hempfield again gets best of rival Norwin to win first PIAA playoff game, by Paul Schofield.
Serra Catholic’s Zachary Bowen is lifted by Serra Catholic’s Ryan Anselmino as Serra Catholic’s Jake Eged celebrates their win over Portage in a PIAA Class A playoff
Walk-off squeeze bunt leads Serra Catholic into PIAA quarterfinals, by Doug Gulasy.
PIAA baseball roundup: Fedko’s double in 13th leads Vincentian to win
Hempfield outfielder Jordan Sterling runs toward home plate during the first round of PIAA playoffs against Latrobe
Bottom of lineup leads Hempfield softball past Latrobe in PIAA first round, by George Guido.
PIAA softball roundup: West Allegheny holds off Punxsutawney
ON THE GRIDIRON
Bonislawski named football coach at Riverview, by Bill Beckner Jr.
Hempfield defends WPIAL Class AAAA softball title, by Paul Schofield.
Mt. Pleasant cruises to first WPIAL softball championship, by Dave Mackall.
Ellwood City shuts out South Park for WPIAL Class AA title, by Alaina Getzenberg.
West Greene tops Chartiers-Houston for first WPIAL softball title, by George Guido.
Listen to a podcast of The Kevin Gorman Show on TribLIVE Radio, talking PTFCA all-state teams, WPIAL baseball and softball and an interview with Joe Butler of Metro Index Scouting:
Gorman: For WPIAL, a roll of the dice
Previewing the 2016 WPIAL softball championships, by Bill Hartlep.
Baldwin’s Ashley Brady
Hempfield, Baldwin clash for WPIAL Class AAAA softball championship, by Ray Fisher.
South Park’s Cassie Scanlon
South Park looks to end Ellwood City’s unbeaten run, by Alaina Getzenberg.
North Allegheny’s Griffin Sestili
North Allegheny tight end Sestili commits to Temple, by Kevin Gorman.
AT THE NET
Penn-Trafford’s Zach Werksman and Adam Lane
Trib Cup: WPIAL champion Penn-Trafford volleyball exceeds expectations, by Alex Oltmanns.