Record-setting day

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Connellsville's Madison Wiltrout sets WPIAL record in javelin

Connellsville's Madison Wiltrout

Connellsville sophomore Madison Wiltrout set a WPIAL meet record in the javelin with a throw of 181 feet

Connellsville’s Wiltrout sets WPIAL championship record in javelin, by Jason Black.

Gorman: Throws give us the ‘chills’

Listen to the podcast of the Kevin Gorman Show on TribLIVE Radio, which covers topics ranging from this week’s columns to the WPIAL track and field championships to a species that has survived extinction: The three-sport athlete:

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Beaver Falls junior runs to records as 12 WPIAL marks are set, by Chris Harlan.

For all of the results from the WPIAL track and field championships, click here.

Latrobe’s Maddy Mueseler (right) edges Pine-Richland's Kat Quigley to win the 300-meter hurdles in 42.70 seconds at the WPIAL Class AAA track and field finals

Latrobe’s Maddy Mueseler (right) and Pine-Richland’s Kat Quigley come off the last hurdle. Mueseler edged Quigley to win the 300-meter hurdles in 42.70 seconds at the WPIAL Class AAA track and field championships

Latrobe’s Mueler sets standard in 300 hurdles, by Paul Schofield.

West Mifflin's Todd Sekowski beats Kiski Area's Kianta Britton to win the WPIAL Class AAA 100-meter dash

West Mifflin’s Todd Sekowski beats Kiski Area’s Kianta Britton to win the WPIAL Class AAA 100-meter dash

West Mifflin sprinter claims 100-meter dash title days after losing in baseball playoffs, by Karen Price.

Valley's Ameriah Walters wins the 300-meter hurdles in 44.6 seconds

Valley’s Ameriah Walters wins the 300-meter hurdles in 44.6 seconds

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Valley’s Walters runs, hurdles way to two golds in WPIAL Class AA, by Doug Gulasy.

Alle-Kiski athletes set records at WPIAL meet, by Doug Gulasy.

Three Kittanning-area athletes win at WPIAL track and field meet, by Matt Grubba.

Monesson's Raymond Sitton (right) wins the boys Class AA 100-meter hurdles

Monessen’s Raymond Sitton (right) wins the boys Class AA 100-meter hurdles

Golden showings by Gaul, Sitton, by Jeff Oliver.

AT THE NET

Fox Chapel's Jaysen Zaleski sets the ball past Upper St. Clair's Nolan Kondrich

Fox Chapel’s Jaysen Zaleski sets the ball past Upper St. Clair’s Nolan Kondrich

Fox Chapel boys volleyball rolls into WPIAL semifinals, by George Guido.

Plum ends NA’s run of domination, by Jerin Steele.

Deer Lakes bows out of WPIAL playoffs, by William Whalen.

McKeesport Daily News roundup: Steel Valley falls in quarterfinals

WITH THE STICKS

Greensburg Central Catholic's Lexi Vittone amps up her team before playing Latrobe

Greensburg Central Catholic’s Lexi Vittone amps up her team before playing Latrobe

GCC lacrosse grows under second-year coach, by Alex Oltmanns.

#TribHS roundup:</strong> Goals in final minute seals Moon win over Mars

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Shining bright on the diamond

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West A and Norwin gamers

Pitching, defense leads Norwin to playoff win over North Allegheny, by Chris Harlan.

Kirkpatrick carries West Allegheny to playoff win, by Kevin Lohman.

#TribHS roundup: Central Catholic rallies for win

Gorman: A decision to defy the odds for Bishop Canevin

Timely hit gives Plum baseball playoff victory, by Doug Gulasy.

Bethel Park base runner Joe Zufall is tagged out at home by Hempfield catcher Mitch Golden

Bethel Park base runner Joe Zufall is tagged out at home by Hempfield catcher Mitch Golden

Bethel Park ace shuts down Hempfield, by Paul Schofield.

Bats carry Brownsville past Ford City, by Matt Grubba.

Burrell's Dylan McNutt slides safely into second base before the tag by New Brighton's Kurt Dierdorf

Burrell’s Dylan McNutt slides safely into second base before the tag by New Brighton’s Kurt Dierdorf

New Brighton shuts out Burrell for eighth win in a row, by George Guido.

McKeesport Daily News roundup: Steel Valley baseball, softball teams advance

Deer Lakes' Katie Gozzard

Deer Lakes’ Katie Gozzard

Top-seeded Deer Lakes survives scare, by William Whalen.

Hampton's Ashley Sheetz attempts to tag Elizabeth Forward's Destiny Habeck

Hampton’s Ashley Sheetz attempts to tag Elizabeth Forward’s Destiny Habeck

Hampton outlasts Elizabeth Forward in playoff opener, by Dave Mackall.

Belle Vernon's Bailey Parshall

Belle Vernon’s Bailey Parshall

Belle Vernon returns to playoffs with splash, by Bill Hughes.

Yough's Marcy Mularski pitches as Knoch's Chalee Durand takes a lead off first

Yough’s Marcy Mularski pitches as Knoch’s Chalee Durand takes a lead off first

Not its ‘A-game,’ but Yough still prevails, by Bill Hughes.

Southmoreland's Bethany Bunner (4) slides into second while Beaver's Jennifer Kondracki tries to hold the bag

Southmoreland’s Bethany Bunner (4) slides into second while Beaver’s Jennifer Kondracki tries to hold the bag

Southmoreland upsets Beaver in first round, by Jason Black.

Burrell softball advances with dominant offense, by Bill Beckner Jr.

Carmichaels pitcher stifles Freeport offense, by Bill Beckner Jr.

Canon-McMillan’s Trainor, Hickory’s Bair named Positive Athletes

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Warriors get first playoff win

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Central Valley's Devin Holt steals home past Mars catcher Jake Swiatek during the fifth inning of their WPIAL Class AAA first round playoff game

Central Valley’s Devin Holt steals home past Mars catcher Jake Swiatek during the fifth inning of their WPIAL Class AAA first round playoff game

Central Valley wins program’s first playoff game, by Chris Harlan.

Penn-Trafford shortstop Meghan Marasti (32), fumbles play at second base, allowing Plum's Delenn Poe (7) to slide safely into second

Penn-Trafford shortstop Meghan Marasti (32), fumbles play at second base, allowing Plum’s Delenn Poe (7) to slide safely into second

Small ball helps No. 5 Penn-Trafford advance to WPIAL quarterfinals, by Jerin Steele.

Indiana uses big inning to storm past Laurel Highlands, by Paul Schofield.

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Errors prove costly as Montour upsets West Mifflin, by Dave Mackall.

#TribHS roundup: Bishop Canevin ousts Vincentian

Knoch's Dominick Bucko (7) and Cole Shinsky (20) celebrate a play during a WPIAL Class AAA first-round playoff game against Belle Vernon

Knoch’s Dominick Bucko (7) and Cole Shinsky (20) celebrate a play during a WPIAL Class AAA first-round playoff game against Belle Vernon

No. 2 Knoch returns to WPIAL Class AAA quarterfinals, by Bill Beckner Jr.

Kittanning's Logan Slagle attempts to dodge a tag by West Allegheny's Danny Guilfoil

Kittanning’s Logan Slagle attempts to dodge a tag by West Allegheny’s Danny Guilfoil

Kittanning shut out by West Allegheny, by Matt Grubba.

Deer Lakes can’t get big hit against Blackhawk, by George Guido.

McCombs’ near no-hitter leads Serra Catholic to victory, by Ed Phillipps.

Monessen's Tori Cooper, slides into home for the winning run as Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic's Brittany Baxendell waits for the throw

Monessen’s Tori Cooper slides into home for the winning run as Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic’s Brittany Baxendell waits for the throw

Monessen rallies for historic playoff win, by Jeff Oliver.

Frazier's Lauren Mastowski (10) slides safely into home past Riverview catcher Taylor Killmeyer

Frazier’s Lauren Mastowski (10) slides safely into home while Riverview catcher Taylor Killmeyer

Frazier freshman Matway hits grand slam, drives in eight in playoff rout, by Jason Black.

Valley News Dispatch roundup: Leechburg softball upset by Bishop Canevin

McKeesport Daily News roundup: Serra softball upsets Shenango

RECRUITING

Gorman: South Park’s Podgorski perseveres

Quaker Valley rowing pair announces college commitments, by Karen Kadilak.

OFF THE GRID

Guido: Springdale celebrates record-setting coach

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First for Fox Chapel

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Fox Chapel's Andrew Tublin (23) and Jack Reese (11)

Fox Chapel’s Andrew Tublin (23) and Jack Reese (11)

Top-seeded Fox Chapel boys volleyball finds comfort zone, by Doug Gulasy.

Gorman: Bull’s-eye on Seneca Valley baseball

#TribHS notebook: Fox Chapel, Derry awarded top seeds for WPIAL volleyball playoffs

Familiar faces to lead West Shamokin basketball teams, by Matt Grubba.

Size will be issue for West Shamokin volleyball team, by Matt Grubba.

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Mt. Pleasant's Christiana Czegan slides safely into home behind Highlands catcher Samantha Cichello during a WPIAL Class AAA preliminary-round game

Mt. Pleasant’s Christiana Czegan slides safely into home behind Highlands catcher Samantha Cichello during a WPIAL Class AAA preliminary-round game

Mt. Pleasant softball storms past Highlands in WPIAL preliminary game, by Jason Black.

McKeesport Daily News roundup: South Allegheny softball routs Waynesburg

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Special K

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Sunday HS page

Softball strikeout specialists prove to be game-changers in WPIAL, by Bill Hartlep.

Harlan: Brashear junior cornerback attracts closer looks

West Chester's Mike Salloum (14) is tackled by Kiski Valley's JP Larko (2), Tyler Worthing (6) and Ty Travaglia (10)

West Chester’s Mike Salloum (14) is tackled by Kiski Valley’s JP Larko (2), Tyler Worthing (6) and Ty Travaglia (10)

Kiski Valley endures late defeat in rugby playoffs, by Jerin Steele.

Mars pitcher Matt Derouin

Mars pitcher Matt Derouin

Mars baseball team seeking playoff push, by Joe Sager.

Seneca Valley's Taylor Matthews

Seneca Valley’s Taylor Matthews

Seneca Valley’s Matthews parlays volleyball success into D-I scholarship, by Jerry Clark.

Connellsville athletic director Jim Lembo

Connellsville athletic director Jim Lembo

Connellsville’s Lembo to end long run as athletic director, by Jason Black.

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Learning to throw a spear

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Gorman column

Gorman: Connellsville’s Wiltrout knows ‘how to throw a javelin’

Listen to an interview with Connellsville track and field coach Jeff Galand and sophomore Madison Wiltrout talking about her national-record throw on the Kevin Gorman Show on TribLIVE Radio.:

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Steel Valley's Brandon Donovan

Steel Valley’s Brandon Donovan

#TribHS notebook: WPIAL announces baseball playoff pairings

Breaking down the WPIAL baseball playoff pairings, by Chris Harlan.

Plum earns No. 2 seed in Class AAAA, by Doug Gulasy.

Trojans awarded top seed in Class A

Kittanning's Zane Dudek

Kittanning’s Zane Dudek

Kittanning, Ford City seeking first-round upsets, by Matt Grubba.

Deer Lakes pitcher Tiffany Edwards

Deer Lakes pitcher Tiffany Edwards

A-K Valley softball teams using two pitchers more often, by Bill Beckner Jr.

Alle-Kiski softball teams lack experience against out-of-section foes, by Bill Beckner Jr.

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WILTROUT, FOR THE RECORD

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Connellsville's Madison Wiltrout

Connellsville’s Madison Wiltrout

Connellsville star sophomore Wiltrout breaks national javelin record, by Jason Black.

ON THE DIAMOND

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#TribHS highlight reel: WPIAL announces softball playoff pairings

Breaking down the WPIAL softball playoffs, by Bill Hartlep.

Belle Vernon coach Tom Rodriguez gets a smile out of his team during a tiemout

Belle Vernon coach Tom Rodgriguez gets a smile out of his players during a timeout

Belle Vernon gets top seed in Class AAA, by Jeff Oliver.

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YEARS IN THE MAKING: Chartiers Valley softball ends playoff drought, by Nathan Smith.

Monessen pitcher Dana Vatakis

Monessen pitcher Dana Vatakis

Monessen softball tops Charleroi, makes first-ever WPIAL playoffs, by Jeff Oliver.

Latrobe’s Cody Helfrich (right) is among five Wildcats to make the all-section team

Latrobe’s Cody Helfrich (right) is among five Wildcats to make the all-section team

Timely victories carry Latrobe baseball into postseason, by Kevin Ritchart.

TribCup: After slow start, Hopewell baseball team finds its groove, by Alex Oltmanns.

RECRUITING

Gateway senior Ty'Lesha Plowden is congratulated by Gators head track and field coach Tom LaBuff after signing with Seton Hill

Gateway senior Ty’Lesha Plowden is congratulated by Gators head track and field coach Tom LaBuff after signing with Seton Hill

Gateway track star Plowden picks Seton Hill, by Michael Love.

Gorman: Semper Fi camp coming to Plum

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Looking to be a Leader

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Kittanning's Zane Dudek beats throw at first in final game against Ford City

Kittanning’s Zane Dudek beats throw at first in final game against Ford City

Gorman: Last hero of lost rivalry, Kittanning’s Zane Dudek the perfect player to serve as a leader at Armstrong High.

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‘Underdogs Again': Late slump doesn’t faze defending champion West Allegheny as playoffs loom, by Chris Harlan.

Upper St. Clair tennis dethrones three-time defending WPIAL champion, by Karen Price.

#TribHS highlight reel: Track athletes aim for top-eight finishes at WPIAL qualifiers

WPIAL baseball, softball, volleyball playoff clinchings

ON THE TRACK

Valley's Ameriah Walters

Valley’s Ameriah Walters

Valley standout Walters hopes season ends with gold, by Doug Gulasy.

Thomas Jefferson's Jennifer Johnson

Thomas Jefferson’s Jennifer Johnson

Thomas Jefferson senior standout focusing on WPIAL meet, by Ed Phillipps.

ON THE DIAMOND

Laurel Highlands Zach Uhazie

Laurel Highlands’ Zach Uhazie

Laurel Highlands baseball entering playoffs with momentum, by Paul Schofield.

#TribHS roundup: Shady Side Academy baseball wins on walk-off in 10th inning

Greensburg Tribune-Review roundup: Hempfield shuts out No. 1 North Allegheny

McKeesport Daily News roundup: Serra downs Jeannette in non-section game

ON THE PITCH

Plans in place to form North Pitt high school rugby club, by Ed Phillipps.

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Under the Big Top

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Woodland Hills' Miles Sanders

Woodland Hills junior tailback Miles Sanders

George Novak called it a three-ring circus.

The sad part is, the Woodland Hills coach wasn’t even talking about Miles Sanders.

On Monday night, Sanders was the talk of Twitter. Rumors swirled that the junior running back was reopening his recruitment and reneging on his pledge to Penn State so that he could visit other schools. On Tuesday, eight schools visited Woodland Hills, ranging from Army to Buffalo to Miami (Ohio) to Temple.

Woodland Hills also dealt with dozens of calls concerning Sanders, wanting to know whether he had “de-committed” from Penn State. Novak said that Sanders only wants to see other schools for the sake of comparison.

“He didn’t de-commit, but he told them he wants to make his five visits,” Novak said. “I told Miles, ‘Coaches are going to tell you what you want to hear so you commit to their school. You’ve got to make the best decision for Miles Sanders.’ He’s confused.”

By late Tuesday afternoon, Sanders cleared up the commotion with this Tweet:

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All of it leaves a bad taste in my mouth. College football fans, blinded by their loyalty to their favorite program, criticize kids for flip-flopping on their decisions. But college coaches didn’t honor Sanders’ pledge to Penn State, breaking the old gentlemen’s agreement by continuing to recruit him after he verbally committed.

So, Sanders has every right to continue to look around, as he’s still nine months from Signing Day.

All of it is captured in my column, which explains both my reservations in recruiting and why prized prospects are now using that word instead of calling it a commitment.

ON THE DIAMOND

Kittanning pitcher Jacob Parisi is mobbed teammates while celebrating a victory over Ford City on Tuesday, Kelly Automotive Park in Butler

Kittanning pitcher Jacob Parisi is mobbed teammates while celebrating a victory over Ford City on Tuesday at Kelly Automotive Park in Butler

Kittanning baseball beats Ford City in rivalry’s final game, by Matt Grubba.

Norwin's Connor Perry steps on home plate as his teammates congratulate him on his home run against Hempfield

Norwin players congratulate Connor Perry after his home run against Hempfield

Norwin’s bats coming alive heading into WPIAL playoffs, by Nathan Smith.

Knoch's Chris Law

Knoch’s Chris Law

Knoch senior Law making most of chance on baseball diamond, by Doug Gulasy.

Garbee helps Quaker Valley baseball clinch section title, by Gary Horvath.

Sewickley Academy's Drew Johnson

Sewickley Academy’s Drew Johnson

Johnson’s return lifts Sewickley Academy to share of section title, by Gary Horvath.

Connellsville Daily Courier roundup: Frazier baseball gets first win

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Fox Chapel pitcher Calle Zmenkowski (23), allowed one run as the Foxes cruised to an 8-1 win over Plum and their first section championship since 2004

Fox Chapel pitcher Calle Zmenkowski (23), allowed one run as the Foxes cruised to an 8-1 win over Plum and their first section championship since 2004

Fox Chapel softball team completes turnaround with section title, by Bill Beckner Jr.

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Greensburg Tribune-Review roundup: Derry clinches playoff berth

McKeesport Daily News roundup: Belle Vernon takes down Elizabeth Forward softball

Kittanning softball defeats Ford City in final meeting, by George Guido.

South Allegheny softball celebrates playoff-clinching victory, by Dave Mackall.

Sewickley Academy senior second baseman Sarah Deihle

Sewickley Academy senior second baseman Sarah Deihle

Sewickley Academy preparing for playoffs after first section title, by Gary Horvath.

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A Team Title

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Hempfield's Gabby Holmberg wins the Class AAA 400 meters

Hempfield’s Gabby Holmberg wins the Class AAA 400 meters

Beaver's Darius Wise runs anchor leg of winning 400-meter relay

Beaver’s Darius Wise runs anchor leg of winning 400-meter relay at WPIAL track and field team championships

Hempfield girls capture fourth straight title at WPIAL track championships, by Paul Schofield.

Freeport's Grace Ward competes in the 100 meter high hurdles

Freeport’s Grace Ward competes in the 100 meter high hurdles at the WPIAL track team championships

Freeport teams impressive at WPIAL track championships, by Matt Grubba.

Southmoreland's Kaylee Farina wins the AA girls 1,600 meter race during the WPIAL team track and field championships

Southmoreland’s Kaylee Farina wins the AA girls 1,600 meter race during the WPIAL team track and field championships

Connellsville Daily Courier roundup: Southmoreland girls track team falls at WPIAL team finals

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Gorman: Lack of WPIAL alums drafted a troubling trend?

ON THE DIAMOND

Peters Township's Brody Cararie scores the winning run past Hempfield catcher Branson Auckerman in the bottom of the seventh inning of their scrimmage Sunday, April 26, 2015, at PNC Park.

Peters Township’s Brody Cararie scores the winning run past Hempfield catcher Branson Auckerman in the bottom of the seventh inning of their scrimmage on April 26 at PNC Park

High school baseball teams relish opportunity to play at PNC Park, by John Harris.

Chartiers Valley's Libby Schneider

Chartiers Valley’s Libby Schneider

Chartiers Valley softball ends playoff drought, by Nathan Smith.

Bishop Canevin's Sam Smallhoover

Bishop Canevin’s Sam Smallhoover

Bishop Canevin battling for WPIAL playoff spot, by Nathan Smith.

#TribHS roundup: Bethel Park locks up playoff spot

Greensburg Tribune-Review roundup: Derry remains in playoff chase after topping Greensburg Salem

McKeesport Daily News roundup: Belle Vernon ousts Elizabeth Forward from playoff contention

Southmoreland's Devin Herr (left) awaits a throw while Yough's Dom Charletta slides safely into third base during a Section 2-AAA game on Monday

Southmoreland’s Devin Herr (left) awaits a throw while Yough’s Dom Charletta slides safely into third base during a Section 2-AAA game on Monday

Loss to Southmoreland hurts Yough’s playoff chances, by Jason Black.

ON THE GRIDIRON

Seton-La Salle's Paris Ford

Seton-La Salle’s Paris Ford

Recruiting: Seton-La Salle’s Ford a big hit as a sophomore, by Chris Harlan.

Seton-La Salle receiver McKinley-Lewis stars in East-West all-star game, by Gordie Jones.

Clairton QB Williams enjoys final high school football game, by Dave Mackall.

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