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Jeff-Morgan

Gorman: Team Dugan gets gold, like a champ

Jefferson-Morgan's Madison Ludrosky reacts after the last out against Chartiers-Houston during the WPIAL Class A softball championship

Jefferson-Morgan’s Madison Ludrosky reacts after the last out against Chartiers-Houston during the WPIAL Class A softball championship

Jefferson-Morgan captures first WPIAL softball title, by George Guido.

Deer Lakes

Deer Lakes' Maria Taliani (center) is congratulated after her grand slam against Mohawk during the WPIAL Class AA softball championship

Deer Lakes’ Maria Taliani (center) is congratulated after her grand slam against Mohawk during the WPIAL Class AA softball championship

Taliani’s three homers propel Deer Lakes to second WPIAL title in four seasons. by Bill Beckner Jr.

WPIAL Class AA softball championship notebook: Deer Lakes’ fourth-inning outburst sparks victory, by George Guido.

Belle Vernon scores four runs in wild seventh inning to capture WPIAL Class AAA title, by Jeremy Sellew.

Hempfield

Ryan tosses one-hitter as Hempfield wins third WPIAL Class AAAA championship, by Karen Price.

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New title for Central Catholic, Knoch: WPIAL baseball champs

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Central Catholic won its first WPIAL baseball championship, and Vikings coach Frank LaCava gets a Gatorade shower midway through his celebratory interview with Trib Total Media.

Central

Central knocks off Norwin to win first WPIAL title, by Chris Harlan.

Central's Dom DeRenzo celebrates hitting a double in the sixth inning

Central’s Dom DeRenzo celebrates hitting a double in the sixth inning

Gorman: Vikings’ DeRenzo catches a shutout

Knoch wins first WPIAL baseball title by beating defending champion West Allegheny, by Doug Gulasy.

“I don’t think it was malicious what happened. But I saw a picture of the play and the picture doesn’t lie.”
West Allegheny baseball coach Bryan Cornell

Knoch's Garrett Traggiai upends West Allegheny catcher Brandon Pouch during the fourth inning of the WPIAL Class AAA championship game

Knoch’s Garrett Traggiai upends West Allegheny catcher Brandon Pouch during the fourth inning of the WPIAL Class AAA championship game

Knoch senior ejected for wild slide, by Bill Beckner Jr.

#TribHS roundup: Montour edges Chartiers Valley in ninth to earn PIAA berth

softball preview

Hempfield's Morgan Ryan

Hempfield’s Morgan Ryan

Breaking down the WPIAL softball championships, by Bill Hartlep.

Deer Lakes pitcher Tiffany Edwards

Deer Lakes pitcher Tiffany Edwards

Edwards leads Deer Lakes softball into WPIAL title game, by Bill Beckner Jr.

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Crown them champions

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Neshannock shuts out Quaker Valley to capture WPIAL championship, by Chris Harlan.

Gorman: Neshannock’s hero at the hot corner

GCC base

Greensburg Central Catholic downs defending champion California to win first title, by Paul Schofield.

Errors costly for Trojans in WPIAL title game, by Jeremy Sellew.

#TribHS notebook: Seton-La Salle softball tops Steel Valley in eighth

Seton-La Salle's Jada Simon (right) tags out Steel Valley's Milan Harris during their WPIAL Class AA consolation playoff game

Seton-La Salle’s Jada Simon (right) tags out Steel Valley’s Milan Harris during their WPIAL Class AA consolation playoff game

Seton-La Salle edges Steel Valley in extra innings to advance to PIAA tourney, by George Guido.

Steel Valley baseball uses late rally to beat Keystone Oaks, advance to PIAA playoffs, by Kevin Lohman.

Bishop Canevin uses three-run home run to top Frazier in consolation game, by Jason Black.

McCombs tosses one-hitter to lead Serra to PIAA tournament, by Kevin Lohman.

Southmoreland's Olivia Porter (right) applies a a late tag on Trinity's Riley Riotto during a WPIAL Class AAA consolation final

Southmoreland’s Olivia Porter (right) applies a a late tag on Trinity’s Riley Riotto during a WPIAL Class AAA consolation final

Trinity derails Southmoreland softball’s dream of making state playoffs, by Jason Black.

Norwin's Bobby Svec (9) is greeted by teammates after scoring the Knights' first run against Bethel Park during a WPIAL Class AAAA semifinal

Norwin’s Bobby Svec (9) is greeted by teammates after scoring the Knights’ first run against Bethel Park during a WPIAL Class AAAA semifinal

Norwin baseball looking for respect during playoff run, by Nathan Smith.

Knoch's Logan Hickey (left) chats with Knights coach George Bradley

Knoch’s Logan Hickey (left) chats with coach George Bradley

Knoch’s Bradley uses lessons learned to lead baseball team, by Doug Gulasy.

Deer Lakes' Rachel Tanilli

Deer Lakes’ Rachel Tanilli

Deer Lakes outfield a ‘great mix’ of speed, arm strength, by Bill Beckner Jr.

Logan hired to lead East Allegheny boys basketball, by Patrick Cloonan.

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Running for gold

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Sunday Trib

Beaver Falls' Domenic Peretta

Beaver Falls junior Domenic Peretta

Beaver Falls junior Peretta defends PIAA Class AA titles in 800, 1,600, by Paul Schofield.

Apollo-Ridge's Tre Tipton

Apollo-Ridge senior Tre Tipton

Apollo-Ridge senior Tipton shrugs off foot injury to win state long jump title, by Doug Gulasy.

Burrell sophomore Scherer wins state 100-meter dash title, by Doug Gulasy.

AT THE NET

North Allegheny’s Richard Hoffman (left) and Jared Isaacs, 2015 PIAA Class AAA doubles champions

North Allegheny’s Richard Hoffman (left) and Jared Isaacs, 2015 PIAA Class AAA doubles champions

North Allegheny doubles, Latrobe’s Kissell win PIAA tennis titles, by Jeff Dewees.

RECRUITING

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West Allegheny running back/linebacker Terence Stephens commits to Bowling Green

Harlan: Coveted North Hills lineman fits up-tempo style

BONUS STORY

Jason Pinkston and Steve Kisty

Former Pitt and NFL player Jason Pinkston catches his breath following an exercise rep with personal trainer Steve Kisty on Monday, April 20, 2015, at a gym in Carrick. After being forced off the field due to blood clots, Pinkston is looking to get in shape for a potential comeback to the league

Trib Sunday front

‘I’M NOT DONE’ Former Baldwin, Pitt star Jason Pinkston not giving up on NFL dream, by Kevin Gorman.

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Putting on a show with throws

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Soph standouts

Sophomore standouts Wiltrout, Geist shine at PIAA meet, by Paul Schofield.

Connellsville’s Wiltrout sets another record, wins second PIAA title, by Paul Schofield.

Knoch’s Geist captures PIAA discus title, by Doug Gulasy.

Kittanning’s Bowers throws personal best in shot put at PIAAs, by Doug Gulasy.

Woodland Hills' Isaiah Brooks

Woodland Hills’ Brooks eyes PIAA prize in long jump after strong triple jump showing, by Doug Gulasy.

Burrell's Nikki Scherer (left)

Burrell’s Nikki Scherer

PIAA track and field notebook: Burrell’s Scherer, Valley’s Walters set to race again, by Doug Gulasy.

AT THE NET

Fox Chapel senior Ben Depellegrini spikes the ball past Seneca Valley senior Tyler Herrmann during the WPIAL boys Class AAA volleyball championship

Fox Chapel senior Ben Depellegrini spikes the ball past Seneca Valley senior Tyler Herrmann during the WPIAL Class AAA boys volleyball championship

Fox Chapel, Ambridge win WPIAL boys volleyball titles, by Kevin Lohman.

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Gorman: Obama Academy boys volleyball leads way for City League in WPIAL

Lebo lacrosse

Hampton celebrates Isaac Capezzuti's goal against Canon-McMillan during the WPIAL boys Division II lacrosse championship

Hampton celebrates Isaac Capezzuti’s goal against Canon-McMillan during the WPIAL boys Division II lacrosse championship

Mt. Lebanon, Hampton capture WPIAL boys lacrosse titles, by Jerry Clark and Chris Harlan.

WPIAL players take control of early rounds at PIAA tennis tournament, by Jeff Dewees.

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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

HS page (12)

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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TribHS520-1

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

SV baseball

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.

shaler softball

#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 column (1)

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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