Riverside, Chartiers Valley win WPIAL titles

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Riverside edges rival Neshannock in nine innings to claim WPIAL Class AA title, by Matt Grubba.

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Riverside's Braden Bentel (21) is mobbed by teammates after driving in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning in the WPIAL Class AA final against Neshannock

Riverside’s Braden Bentel (21) is mobbed by teammates after driving in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning in the WPIAL Class AA final against Neshannock

Gorman: A dream come true for Riverside hero Bentel

Chartiers Valley earns first WPIAL baseball championship, by Paul Schofield.

Norwin's Chad Coles

Norwin’s Chad Coles

Norwin embraces underdog role against unbeaten Plum, by Dave Mackall.

Greensburg Central Catholic's Jack Liberatore

Greensburg Central Catholic’s Jack Liberatore

Familiar foes GCC, Serra to meet in title game, by William Whalen.

#TribHS roundup: Hempfield moves on to PIAA tournament

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#TribHS Preview: WPIAL Baseball Championships

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Plum's Alex Kirilloff

Plum’s Alex Kirilloff

Chartiers Valley's Cole Horew

Chartiers Valley’s Cole Horew

Neshannock's Frank Fraschetti

Neshannock’s Frank Fraschetti

Greensburg Central Catholic's Neal McDermott

Greensburg Central Catholic’s Neal McDermott

Previewing the 2016 WPIAL baseball championships, by Bill Hartlep.

Listen to a podcast of The Kevin Gorman Show on TribLIVE Radio, featuring #TribHS writers Andrew Erickson and Paul Schofield and an interview with Knoch junior track and field star Jordan Geist after he set PIAA shot-put record:

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Victory Tears for Wiltrout, Perretta

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Connellsville’s Wiltrout, Beaver Falls’ Perretta get emotional after PIAA wins, by Paul Schofield.

Kiski Area’s Roundtree bolts past rivals, takes 110 hurdles at PIAA championships, by Doug Gulasy.

PIAA track and field notebook: Vincentian’s Abdalah repeats as 3,200 champion, by Paul Schofield.

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Sewickley Academy’s Ross emerges with PIAA tennis gold, by Jeff Dewees.

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Geist smashes state record in shot put

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Knoch's Jordan Geist breaks PIAA shot put record

Knoch's Jordan Geist reacts after launching the shot put for a state record 74 feet, 3.5 inches on his first throw of the Class AAA shot put competition (2)

Knoch's Jordan Geist reacts after launching the shot put for a state record 74 feet, 3.5 inches on his first throw of the Class AAA shot put competition

Knoch’s Jordan Geist reacts after launching the shot put for a state record 74 feet, 3.5 inches on his first throw of the Class AAA shot put competition at PIAA track and field championships

Knoch’s Geist smashes PIAA shot put record, by Paul Schofield.

Listen to a podcast of The Kevin Gorman Show on TribLIVE Radio, featuring a PIAA track and field update from Shipppensburg by Trib reporter Paul Schofield, an interview with Knoch junior Jordan Geist on his PIAA-record shot put and talking WPIAL baseball, volleyball and lacrosse with the Trib’s Andrew Erickson:

PIAA track and field notebook: Laurel’s Wilson claims AA javelin crown, by Paul Schofield.

Kiski Area's Naudia Johnson throws the shot put during the PIAA Class AAA track and field championships

Kiski Area’s Naudia Johnson throws the shot put during the PIAA Class AAA track and field championships

Kiski Area thrower Johnson notches career best at PIAA meet, by Doug Gulasy.

A-K Valley PIAA track and field notebook: Shippensburg weather takes a toll on athletes, by Doug Gulasy.

AT THE NET

Penn-Trafford's Zach Werksman (13) and Adam Lane (14) try to block Bethel Park's Caleb Pierson during the WPIAL Class AAA boys volleyball championship

Penn-Trafford’s Zach Werksman (13) and Adam Lane (14) try to block Bethel Park’s Caleb Pierson during the WPIAL Class AAA boys volleyball championship

Quinn McCracken of Beaver County Christian School (center) leads a team celebration after winning the WPIAL Class AA boys volleyball championship

Quinn McCracken of Beaver County Christian School (center) leads a team celebration after winning the WPIAL Class AA boys volleyball championship

Penn-Trafford, Beaver County Christian win first WPIAL volleyball titles, by Andrew Erickson.

Deer Lakes' Tyler Osselborn (7) tries to hit a ball past Montour's Keegan Ramser (13) and Brady Carver (24) during the WPIAL Class AA boys volleyball consolation game

Deer Lakes’ Tyler Osselborn (7) tries to hit a ball past Montour’s Keegan Ramser (13) and Brady Carver (24) during the WPIAL Class AA boys volleyball consolation game

Deer Lakes rallies past Montour for final spot in PIAA Class AA tournament, by George Guido.

WITH THE STICKS

North Allegheny's Trevor Saundry (26) celebrates his goal against Mt. Lebanon during the WPIAL Division I boys lacrosse championship game

North Allegheny’s Trevor Saundry (26) celebrates his goal against Mt. Lebanon during the WPIAL Division I boys lacrosse championship game

Mars' Andrew Moyer (left) celebrates with Zac Sicher after Sicher's fourth quarter goal against Hampton during the WPIAL Division II boys lacrosse championship game

Mars’ Andrew Moyer (left) celebrates with Zac Sicher after Sicher’s fourth quarter goal against Hampton during the WPIAL Division II boys lacrosse championship game

North Allegheny, Mars celebrate first WPIAL lacrosse titles, by Alaina Getzenberg.

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Lebo, Blackhawk win WPIAL girls lacrosse titles

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Mt. Lebanon hoists the trophy after beating Chartiers Valley, 14-9, in the WPIAL Division I girls lacrosse championship game

Mt. Lebanon hoists the trophy after beating Chartiers Valley, 14-9, in the WPIAL Division I girls lacrosse championship game

Blackhawk poses with the trophy after defeating Mars, 7-5, in the WPIAL Division II girls lacrosse championship

Blackhawk poses with the trophy after defeating Mars, 7-5, in the WPIAL Division II girls lacrosse championship

Mt. Lebanon claims fifth WPIAL lacrosse title; Blackhawk wins first, by Andrew Erickson.

Trib Cup: Quaker Valley girls lacrosse caps another successful season, by Alex Oltmanns.

WPIAL boys lacrosse championship preview: Mt. Lebanon ups intensity for postseason, by Andrew Erickson.

#TribHS roundup: Shady Side Academy boys lacrosse advances to PIAAs

AT THE NET

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Penn-Trafford volleyball chasing first WPIAL title; Ambridge goes for fifth, by Bill Hartlep.

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Bethel Park’s Jake Dixon

Gorman: Bethel Park’s Dixon digs a WPIAL title

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Back in WPIAL final, ready to repeat

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Hempfield pitcher Morgan Ryan (right) is congratulated by catcher Madison Stoner following the Spartans' 2-1 victory over North Allegheny in a WPIAL Class AAAA semifinal

Hempfield pitcher Morgan Ryan (right) is congratulated by catcher Madison Stoner following the Spartans’ 2-1 victory over North Allegheny in a WPIAL Class AAAA semifinal

Defending champion Hempfield returns to WPIAL softball final, by Andrew Erickson.

Big seventh inning propels Baldwin into WPIAL softball final, by Bill Beckner Jr.

Mt. Pleasant upsets No. 1 Thomas Jefferson to reach WPIAL softball final, by Dave Mackall.

West Allegheny softball tops Yough to reach WPIAL Class AAA final, by Alaina Getzenberg.

WPIAL softball roundup: South Park advances to Class AA final

IN THE FIELD

Knoch's Jordan Geist

Knoch junior Jordan Geist

Gorman: Record-setting Geist chases another idol

AT THE NET

Deer Lakes' Dan Hutchinson (20) records a kill against Beaver County Christian's Micah Everett (13) during their WPIAL semifinal match

Deer Lakes’ Dan Hutchinson (20) records a kill against Beaver County Christian’s Micah Everett (13) during their WPIAL semifinal match

WPIAL Class AA volleyball consolation capsule: Deer Lakes vs. Montour

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Undefeated Plum gets third shutout victory

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Plum's Nicholas Frazetta (left) and Ethan Winesburgh celebrate their 3-0 shutout victory over Hempfield

Plum’s Nicholas Frazetta (left) and Ethan Winesburgh celebrate their 3-0 shutout victory over Hempfield

No. 1 Plum notches third straight shutout to reach WPIAL title game, by Andrew Erickson.

No. 14 seed Norwin tops Canon-McMillan, returns to WPIAL title game, by Paul Schofield.

Chartiers Valley pitcher Cole Horew delivers against Mars during a WPIAL Class AAA semifinal

Chartiers Valley pitcher Cole Horew delivers against Mars during a WPIAL Class AAA semifinal

Chartiers Valley chasing first title after topping Mars in semifinals, by Chris Harlan.

#TribHS roundup: Blackhawk takes down defending champion Knoch

Top-seeded Greensburg Central Catholic rallies for semifinal win, by Kevin Lohman.

Strong pitching, selective hitting carry Serra Catholic into WPIAL final, by Kevin Lohman.

Gorman: Super sophs lead Serra Catholic

Latrobe's Mikayla Munchinsky celebrates after the Wildcats defeated No. 2 Shaler in the WPIAL Class AAAA quarterfinals

Latrobe’s Mikayla Munchinsky celebrates after the Wildcats defeated No. 2 Shaler in the WPIAL Class AAAA quarterfinals

Latrobe softball upsets No. 2 Shaler in WPIAL quarterfinals, by Alaina Getzenberg.

Freeport's Ashleigh Schmidt triples against South Park in the WPIAL Class AA quarterfinals

Freeport’s Ashleigh Schmidt triples against South Park in the WPIAL Class AA quarterfinals

Division I recruits power South Park past Freeport in quarterfinals, by Bill Beckner Jr.

AT THE NET

Deer Lakes' Trevor Sutch (35) has his shot blocked by Beaver County Christian's Matt Knab (11) during their WPIAL semifinal match

Deer Lakes’ Trevor Sutch (35) has his shot blocked by Beaver County Christian’s Matt Knab (11) during their WPIAL semifinal match

Deer Lakes volleyball falls in straight sets to BCCS, by Doug Gulasy.

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Laurel freshman takes down Deer Lakes softball

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Deer Lakes pitcher Shae Robson (2) is comforted by teammates, as sadness and frustration show on the faces of the Lancers after a tough 1-0 loss during the Class AA quarterfinals against Laurel

Laurel freshman pitcher Ruperto stymies defending WPIAL champion Deer Lakes, by Bill Beckner Jr.

Hempfield teammates await Madi Stoner’s arrival at home plate after she hit a two-run homer in the second inning against Penn- Trafford

Stoner’s two homers fuel Hempfield’s quarterfinal win, by Dave Mackall.

Yough advances to semifinals on Mance’s walk-off single, by Paul Schofield.

WPIAL softball playoffs roundup: North Allegheny shuts out Canon-McMillan

Freeport-South Park softball game postponed

Plum's Alex Kirilloff

Plum’s Alex Kirilloff

Plum’s Kirilloff named Gatorade Pennsylvania player of the year

WPIAL baseball semifinals postponed

RECRUITING

Clairton's Lamont Wade

Clairton’s Lamont Wade

Gorman: Clairton’s Wade has a top 10, invite

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Armstrong's Zane Dudek

Armstrong’s Zane Dudek

Harlan: Armstrong running back finally outruns questions

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After choosing college, Jurkovec can focus on football

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Pine-Richland QB Phil Jurkovec

Pine-Richland quarterback Phil Jurkovec

Gorman: Jurkovec can focus on football

Listen to a podcast of The Kevin Gorman Show on TribLIVE Radio, with a recap of the WPIAL track and field championships and an interview with Pine-Richland coach Eric Kasperowicz on the recruitment of star quarterback Phil Jurkovec and how his early commitment to Notre Dame will help his development:

RECRUITING

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Quaker Valley's Hannah Bablak competes in the girls AA 3200 meter relay during the WPIAL Track & Field Championships at Baldwin

Quaker Valley’s Hannah Bablak competes in the girls AA 3200 meter relay during the WPIAL Track & Field Championships at Baldwin

Quaker Valley’s Bablak to continue running career at Rice, by Karen Kadilak.

AT THE NET

#TribHS roundup: Fox Chapel tennis advances to PIAA semifinals

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Geist breaks 44-year-old WPIAL shot put record

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Knoch’s Geist breaks 44-year-old shot put record, by Paul Schofield.

AvonworthNorthgate's Hunter Robinson sprints to a first-place finish in the Class AA 400-meter dash at the WPIAL track and field championships

Avonworth/Northgate’s Hunter Robinson sprints to a first-place finish in the Class AA 400-meter dash at the WPIAL track and field championships

AvonworthNorthgate's Hayden Robinson sprints to a first place finish in the Class AA 100 Meter Dash at the WPIAL Track and Field Championships

Avonworth/Northgate’s Hayden Robinson sprints to a first place finish in the Class AA 100 Meter Dash at the WPIAL Track and Field Championships

Avonworth/Northgate’s Robinson sisters shine at Class AA meet, by Paul Schofield.

Kiski Area's Jace Roundtree beats Mt. Lebanon's Patrick Kimball in the Class AAA 110-meter hurdles at the WPIAL track and field championships

Kiski Area’s Jace Roundtree beats Mt. Lebanon’s Patrick Kimball in the Class AAA 110-meter hurdles at the WPIAL track and field championships

Kiski Area’s Turner, Roundtree capture WPIAL gold, by Doug Gulasy.

Burrell's Nicole Scherer sprints to a first place finish in the Class AA 200 Meter Dash at the WPIAL Track and Field Championships

Burrell’s Nicole Scherer sprints to a first place finish in the Class AA 200 Meter Dash at the WPIAL Track and Field Championships

Burrell’s Scherer sets WPIAL 200 record, by Doug Gulasy.

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Gorman: Silver lining for Plum’s Amato

ON THE DIAMOND

Norwin's Ethan Sikora (left) is congratulated by Daniel Kiester (2) after scoring Norwin's first run in a WPIAL Class AAAA quarterfinal game with Latrobe

Norwin’s Ethan Sikora (left) is congratulated by Daniel Kiester (2) after scoring Norwin’s first run in a WPIAL Class AAAA quarterfinal game with Latrobe

Coles throws four-hitter to lead Norwin past rival Latrobe in WPIAL quarterfinals, by Dave Mackall.

No. 4 Hempfield rallies past Franklin Regional, by Andrew Erickson.

Knoch pitcher Jeremy Frazier gets a hug from Cole Shinsky (20) after the Knights' WPIAL Class AAA quarterfinal victory over Montour

Knoch pitcher Jeremy Frazier gets a hug from Cole Shinsky (20) after the Knights’ WPIAL Class AAA quarterfinal victory over Montour

Frazier guides defending champion Knoch past Montour, by George Guido.

Greensburg Central Catholic's Steven Forri (6) is mobbed after he got the game-winning hit in the 10th inning in a WPIAL Class A quarterfinal victory over Bishop Canevin

Greensburg Central Catholic’s Steven Forri (6) is mobbed by teammates and coaches after he got the game-winning hit in the 10th inning in a WPIAL Class A quarterfinal victory over Bishop Canevin

GCC sneaks into WPIAL semifinals with 10-inning win over Bishop Canevin, by William Whalen.

#TribHS roundup: No. 2 Riverside tallies second straight shutout

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