Rising to the Challenge

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Clairton's Lamont Wade

Clairton’s Lamont Wade

Gorman: Clairton’s Wade stars at Challenge

A look at the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge All-Challenge teams

https://twitter.com/Goony_38/status/607967311723569152

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Neshannock's Don Colucci (8) rounds the bases in front of Quaker Valley pitcher Tyler Garbee after hitting a three-run homer during their PIAA Class AA state semifinal

Neshannock’s Don Colucci (8) rounds the bases in front of Quaker Valley pitcher Tyler Garbee after hitting a three-run homer during their PIAA Class AA state semifinal

Colucci powers Neshannock to win, berth in PIAA title game, by Chris Harlan.

Deer Lakes second baseman Stephanie Drapela

Deer Lakes second baseman Stephanie Drapela

Deer Lakes softball, Knoch baseball rained out, by Bill Beckner Jr.

PIAA postpones semifinals games

STAR POWER, THEN AND NOW

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Ian Happ as a senior at Mt. Lebanon against Seneca Valley in the 2012 WPIAL baseball final

Ian Happ

Ian Happ as a junior at Cincinnati this year

Mt. Lebanon grad Happ selected 9th by Cubs in MLB Draft, by Chris Adamski.

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One game away

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PIAA baseball semifinals preview: Shaler getting set to hit the road again, by Bill Hartlep.

PIAA Class AAA baseball semifinals preview: Knoch vs. Donegal

Hempfield celebrates their win against North Allegheny during the PIAA Quad-A quarterfinals

Hempfield celebrates its win against North Allegheny during the PIAA Quad-A quarterfinals

PIAA softball semifinals preview: Hempfield chases berth in finals, by Paul Schofield.

PIAA Class AA softball semifinals preview: Deer Lakes vs. Cambridge Springs

Class AA's Danzel McKinley-Lewis (6) of Seton-La Salle reaches base on an errant throw next to Class A first baseman Tony Mash of Jeannette during the WPIAL Class AAA All-Star game

Class AA’s Danzel McKinley-Lewis (6) of Seton-La Salle reaches base on an errant throw next to Class A first baseman Tony Mash of Jeannette during the WPIAL Class A/AA All-Star game

Class AA gets walk-off win to cap all-star games, by George Guido.

RECRUITING

Gateway WR-DB commits to play football at Virginia, by Chris Harlan.

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Dream Denied

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DREAM DENIED: Fox Chapel falls short in PIAA volleyball title game, by Doug Gulasy.

Fox Chapel's Andrew Tublin

Fox Chapel’s Andrew Tublin

Gorman: Tublin’s success speaks volumes for Fox Chapel

ON THE DIAMOND

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

Knoch’s Garrett Traggiai upends West Allegheny catcher Brandon Pouch in the WPIAL Class AAA championship

Traggiai gets back into the swing for Knoch, by Doug Gulasy.

Deer Lakes players goof around while taking a team photograph following their 8-3 victory over Everett in the PIAA Class AA quarterfinals

Deer Lakes players goof around while taking a team photograph following their 8-3 victory over Everett in the PIAA Class AA quarterfinals

Deer Lakes softball making some noise, by Bill Beckner Jr.

RECRUITING

Penn Hills' Billy Kisner

Penn Hills’ Billy Kisner

Harlan: Penn Hills’ Kisner raises profile at DB

Woodland Hills senior RB Miles Sanders gets good news at the Rivals Five-Star Challenge:

https://twitter.com/BoobieMiles_4/status/606935726991802368

Seton-La Salle junior DB Paris Ford gets “the best birthday present,” a scholarship offer from his brother’s alma mater:

https://twitter.com/DiddyBop1_/status/607242896748756992

STAR POWER

Check out this cool photo of four Pro Football Hall of Fame QBs from Western Pennsylvania, including WPIAL alums in Dan Marino (Central Catholic), Joe Namath (Beaver Falls) and Joe Montana (Ringgold).

And it looks like former Fox Chapel basketball star Erin Mathias, now at Duke, is a Taylor Swift fan:

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Net gains

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Gorman: Tublin’s success speaks volumes for Fox Chapel

PIAA Class AAA volleyball final preview capsule: Fox Chapel vs. Parkland

Listen to the podcast of The Kevin Gorman Show on TribLIVE Radio:

Fox Chapel's Jerett Zaleski (3), Jack Reese (11) and Jaysen Zaleski (5) celebrate a point during the PIAA semifinal game against Seneca Valley

Fox Chapel volleyball team nears rarefied air, by Doug Gulasy.

ON THE DIAMOND

Strong pitching carries Knoch baseball into PIAA semifinals, by Doug Gulasy.

Greensburg Central Catholic comes up short in quarterfinals, by Paul Schofield.

WPIAL champion Neshannock routs Steel Valley, by Dave Mackall.

PIAA baseball roundup: Quaker Valley earns spot in PIAA semis

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Gorman: Can Sto-Rox revive spring sports?

Hempfield players celebrate their victory over NA

Hempfield players celebrate their victory over North Allegheny

Hempfield again bests North Allegheny to advance to PIAA semifinals, by George Guido.

Deer Lakes softball advances to PIAA semifinal for first time, by Bill Beckner Jr.

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Sound advice

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Monessen's Joe Salvino

Monessen’s Joe Salvino

Salvino named new Monessen football coach, by Jeff Oliver.

Gorman: Some advice for Salvino

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#TribHS notebook: Spring sports return to Sto-Rox

Deer Lakes' Katie Gozzard (center, in helmet)

Deer Lakes’ Katie Gozzard (center, in helmet)

A-K Valley notebook: Deer Lakes’ Gozzard finds groove in postseason, by Bill Beckner Jr.

Thomas Jefferson freshman lauded as MVP in bowling section play, by Ray Fisher.

RECRUITING

Senior Daylon Harris (left) with Gateway athletic director Randy Rovesti, will continue his basketball career at Western Nebraska Community College.

Senior Daylon Harris (left) with Gateway athletic director Randy Rovesti, will continue his basketball career at Western Nebraska Community College

Gateway’s Harris to head west for next stop on journey, by Michael Love.

Shady Side Academy lacrosse players make college decisions, by Marty Stewart.

Central Catholic's Edoardo Frezza

Central Catholic’s Edoardo Frezza

Central Catholic’s Frezza to row at Delaware, by Karen Kadilak.

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An old-fashioned duel

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Gorman: Penn Hills pride needed for basketball job

Steel Valley's Brandon Donovan

Steel Valley’s Brandon Donovan

Steel Valley scores five runs in 10th to secure PIAA first-round win, by George Guido.

Montour shuts out Cathedral Prep

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Fox Chapel tops rival Seneca Valley again to reach PIAA volleyball final, by Doug Gulasy.

Obama Academy falls short in PIAA volleyball semifinals

Garnet Valley rallies to oust Quaker Valley in PIAA lacrosse semifinals, by Jerin Oberdorf.

#TribHS notebook: Monessen hires Salvino to coach football

ON THE DIAMOND

Knoch players celebrate with the championship trophy after defeating West Allegheny, 5-1, in the WPIAL Class AAA final

Knoch players celebrate with the championship trophy after defeating West Allegheny, 5-1, in the WPIAL Class AAA final

Knoch baseball team thrives on brotherhood, by Doug Gulasy.

California's Garitt Woodburn picked up the win with four scoreless innings against Oswayo Valley

California’s Garitt Woodburn picked up the win with four scoreless innings against Oswayo Valley

California blanks Oswayo Valley

Deer Lakes' Brittany Dengler fields a ground ball against Mohawk during the WPIAL Class AA softball championship

Deer Lakes’ Brittany Dengler fields a ground ball against Mohawk during the WPIAL Class AA softball championship

Corner infielders support Deer Lakes softball team’s durable defense, by Bill Beckner Jr.

Deer Lakes' Maria Taliani (center) hugs pitcher Tiffany Edwards, right, as they celebrate their WPIAL Class AA softball championship

Deer Lakes’ Maria Taliani (center) hugs pitcher Tiffany Edwards, right, as they celebrate their WPIAL Class AA softball championship

Guido: Taliani performance one for the ages

RECRUITING

Plum's Jake Chapla

Plum’s Jake Chapla

Plum’s Chapla excited for opportunity at Crimson Tide kicking camp, by Michael Love.

Armstrong's Christian Miller

Armstrong’s Christian Miller

Armstrong’s Miller to continue progression with Indiana team, by Gary Horvath.

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QV takes its best shot

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Gorman: Quaker Valley girls lacrosse embracing underdog status

Shaler gets revenge against rival Central Catholic in PIAAs, by Chris Harlan.

Knoch starting pitcher Alex Stobert (left) celebrates with Logan Hickey after scoring the winning run against Punxsutawney in the PIAA baseball playoffs

Knoch starting pitcher Alex Stobert (left) celebrates with Logan Hickey after scoring the winning run against Punxsutawney in the PIAA baseball playoffs

Knoch baseball eases into PIAA quarterfinals after blanking Punxsutawney, by Doug Gulasy.

Greensburg Central Catholic's Collin Liberatore (left) and Nick Roperti congratulate each other after defeating Blairsville in a PIAA Class A playoff game

Greensburg Central Catholic’s Collin Liberatore (left) and Nick Roperti congratulate each other after defeating Blairsville in a PIAA Class A playoff game

Greensburg Central Catholic needs 14 innings to advance past Blairsville, by Paul Schofield.

Serra Catholic upbeat about baseball season despite PIAA playoff loss, by Dave Mackall.

PIAA baseball roundup: Norwin ousted in 10th inning

Shaler's Lauren Miller slides under Hempfield's Madi Stoner to score in the first inning of their PIAA playoff game

Shaler’s Lauren Miller slides under Hempfield’s Madi Stoner to score in the first inning of their PIAA playoff game

Refocused Hempfield softball advances to PIAA quarterfinals, by Karen Price.

Deer Lakes' Sarah Blinn congratulates Maureen Hutchinson (33) after she scored in the fourth inning against Marion Center during their PIAA playoff game

Deer Lakes’ Sarah Blinn congratulates Maureen Hutchinson (33) after she scored in the fourth inning against Marion Center during their PIAA playoff game

WPIAL champion Deer Lakes reaches PIAA quarterfinals, by Bill Beckner Jr.

PIAA softball roundup: North Allegheny edges McDowell

AT THE NET

Setter DePellegrini keys PIAA semifinalist Fox Chapel’s balanced attack, by Doug Gulasy.

RECRUITING

Central Catholic’s Hamlin, Woodland Hills’ Sanders earn invites to Nike’s The Opening:

Hamlin’s teammate in the secondary picks up an offer close to home:

https://twitter.com/BigGucciBrice/status/605456652914053120

And, a week after committing to Bowling Green, West Allegheny’s Terence Stephens picks up another MAC offer:

https://twitter.com/terencest98/status/605486695069454336

Former Lincoln Park basketball star Maverick Rowan, who committed to Pitt before transferring to Cardinal Gibbons in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., announces his top six college choices:

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Triumph over tragedy

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Gorman column

Knoch's Cole Shinsky

Knoch’s Cole Shinsky

Gorman: WPIAL trio triumphs over tragedy

Sunday HS page

Quarter of first-time WPIAL champs prepare for PIAA playoffs, by Chris Harlan.

Fox Chapel returns to PIAA Class AAA semifinals, by Doug Gulasy.

PIAA boys volleyball roundup: Seneca Valley reaches semifinals

Quaker Valley’s seven-goal run fuels lacrosse victory over Mt. Lebanon, by Gary Horvath.

Deer Lakes' Katie Gozzard attempts to tag out Mohawk's Leah Woytek during the WPIAL Class AA softball championship

Deer Lakes’ Katie Gozzard attempts to tag out Mohawk’s Leah Woytek during the WPIAL Class AA softball championship

WPIAL champion Deer Lakes turns attention to PIAA playoffs, by Bill Beckner Jr.

Knoch rides defense to WPIAL baseball championship, by Doug Gulasy.

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Call them champions

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Jeff-Morgan

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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.

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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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