SHIPPENSBURG — When a state record is set, the individual usually wins the event, but in the case of Ringgold's Ryan Pajak and Butler's Drew Griffith, that was not to be as senior Brian DiCola of Hatboro Horsham won the Class 3A boys 3,200 in a time of 8:47.39 Saturday morning during the PIA…
SHIPPENSBURG — The third time was the charm in more ways than one for Waynesburg's Andrew Layton.
SHIPPENSBURG – There is no shame in finishing second to a national champion who is headed to the University of Kentucky.
SHIPPENSBURG – Who said track and field wasn’t a contact sport?
MONROEVILLE – The softball Gods were looking down on Trinity during Wednesday’s game against undefeated Shaler in the semifinals of the WPIAL Class 5A softball playoffs at Gateway High School.
WEXFORD – For Chartiers-Houston to beat the defending WPIAL champs Tuesday night, a lot would have had to go right.
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The California High School baseball team that was saddled a 3-6 record and had given up double-figure runs in three consecutive games now seems like a distant memory to Trojans head coach Taylor Andrisko.
McMURRAY – Throughout Tuesday afternoon’s WPIAL Class 3A softball semifinals, the fans of Waynesburg High School played a waiting game.
Andrew Bredel completes what he started, pitches Burgettstown into WPIAL baseball semifinals.
WEST MIFFLIN – Coaches and players will always say that one call doesn’t make the difference between a win and a loss in a baseball game, but Monday’s call that went against Peters Township loomed large after it was made in the fifth inning at West Mifflin High School.
Plum pulled out a 5-4 victory over South Fayette and ace pitcher Tyler Pitzer in the quarterfinals of the WPIAL Class 5A baseball playoffs Monday at Gateway High School.
McMURRAY – It was such a good victory that even Mick The Stick was smiling.
Logan Hartman’s journey to mental health included a “walk through hell.”
Freshman leads Chartiers-Houston to the WPIAL semifinals as West Greene's state playoff streak ends.
Vinny Sarcone's two-out single scored Carter Shanafelt and capped Peters Township's four-run bottom of the seventh inning as the Indians rallied for a 5-4 win over West Allegheny in the WPIAL Class 5A quarterfinals Wednesday night at W&J's Ross Memorial Park.
SLIPPERY ROCK – Canon-McMillan’s Colton Dean and Washington’s Dane Asbury stick to track and field when it comes to sports.
Rylee Rohbeck drove in two runs and scored one, freshman pitcher Emma Early struck out 13 and 12th-seeded South Fayette pulled off another stunner in the WPIAL Class 5A softball playoffs, knocking off fourth-seeded West Allegheny, 4-3, Wednesday at Boyce Mayview Park.
SLIPPERY ROCK – Rose Kuchera was sitting in the tent along the fence at Slippery Rock University Wednesday afternoon when a teammate came in, gave her a strange look and asked her if she was running in the 100-meter hurdles.
Following are the eight medalists from the May 17 meet at Slippery Rock University. The top four finishers in each event qualify for the PIAA Championships May 26-27 at Shippensburg University. Those who finish in fifth through eighth place must meet qualifying standards, which are in parent…
McMURRAY – It was beginning to look bad for Kendall Lemley, the left-handed fireballer and leadoff hitter for Waynesburg High School’s softball team.
MCMURRAY – Taylor Dunn wasn’t hurt when she sat down during Monday’s game in the first round of the WPIAL Class 5A softball playoffs at Peterswood Park.
A talented wide receiver, Perry Ivery was one of the best players in Fort Cherry’s storied high school football history. He’s also the answer to a trivia question about Heinz Field – now Acrisure Stadium – and high school football players.
The Wild Things have enough experience to make another run at an elusive Frontier League championship.
Burgettstown clinched at least a share of the Class 2A Section 1 championship by winning twice Wednesday. The Blue Devils defeated Frazier 8-0 in the afternoon and rolled to an 18-5 win over Washington in five innings at Wild Things Park at night.
Hannah Wood went 3-for-3 with a home run, sparking Waynesburg to a 9-3 win Wednesday at McGuffey in Class 3A Section 4.
WEST MIFFLIN – The depth of champion North Allegheny and runner-up Norwin was too much for Canon-McMillan and South Fayette to contend with during Tuesday’s WPIAL Class 3A Team Championship, but the Big Macs and Lions had their fair share of individual success on the track and in the field.
Ben Shields pitched a four-hitter and Charleroi rode two big innings to an 11-1 six-inning victory over visiting Chartiers-Houston in Class 2A Section 1 on Tuesday.
McGuffey kept alive its hopes of finishing as high as second place in Class 3A Section 4 when it steamrolled Keystone Oaks, 11-0, in five innings Tuesday.
CHARLEROI – Charleroi coach Trey Tilghman said after Monday’s game that pitcher Sofia Celaschi didn’t have her best stuff.
Taylor Dunn fired a three-hit shutout and Mirranda Rinehart hit a run-scoring double in the fifth inning as Trinity defeated host Thomas Jefferson 1-0 in Class 5A Section 4 on Friday.
Carmichaels swept a doubleheader from West Greene,10-0 and 3-1, to move a half-game ahead of California in the battle for first place in Class A Section 1 on Friday.
Meadow Ferri hit a two-run home run and pitched Chartiers-Houston to a 8-2 non-section softball victory over Waynesburg Friday afternoon at Allison Park Elementary School Field.
Delmer Beshore still ranks as one of the finest basketball players ever produced by California University. He went on to play in the NBA and his name can still be found among the all-time and single-season leaders in PSAC and California history.
CANONSBURG – Canon-McMillan’s Colton Dean was one tricky hurdle shy of making it four-for-four, but the sophomore will take the title of overall MVP at the Washington-Greene County Track & Field Championships.
CANONSBURG – On a rainy raw day, Rose Kuchera had a hot effort.
Waynesburg broke a tie by scoring two runs on an error in the sixth inning and went on to beat South Park 4-2 Wednesday to clinch the Class 3A Section 4 championship.
Winning pitcher Austyn Winkleblech hit a two-out tiebreaking double in the sixth inning, scoring Cameron Russell and giving Canon-McMillan a 6-5 win over Baldwin in a Class 6A Section 2 game Tuesday.
CANONSBURG – Canon-McMillan found itself in rare territory Tuesday night against Seneca Valley.
Hannah Wood went 4-for-4 with two home runs, a double and five RBI, powering Class 3A Section 4 leader Waynesburg to a 10-2 thumping of visiting Keystone Oaks on Monday.
Ryan Opfer pitched a four-hit shutout with 13 strikeouts and Chartiers-Houston scored a run in the first inning for a 1-0 victory over visiting Washington in Class 2A Section 1 on Monday.
South Carolina recruit Tyler Pitzer struck out 15 and South Fayette took advantage of Trinity's miscues in a 7-2 victory Monday night in Class 5A Section 2 play at Washington and Jefferson's Ross Memorial Park.
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What Lorie Wise Hildreth did in a softball game in 1979 is considered harder to do than winning the Powerball lottery five times.
Burgettstown swept the season series with Charleroi following a 5-3 victory Friday in a Class 2A Section 3 game.
Carmichaels remained one of the WPIAL's three undefeated softball teams with its "best win" of the season.