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WPIAL releases updated basketball sections

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The WPIAL released the boys and girls basketball sections for the 2024-2025 and 2025-2026 season. The WPIAL went with some larger sections this season. BOYS BASKETBALL CLASS 6A Section 1: Butler, Fox Chapel, New Castle, North Allegheny, North Hills, Pine-Richland, Seneca Valley, Woodland Hills Section 2: Canon-McMillan, Central Catholic, Connellsville, Hempfield, Imani Christian, Mt. Lebanon,… More »

Shaler close to hiring Brandon Sensor

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Shaler High School is closing in on hiring former Chartiers Valley boys basketball coach Brandon Sensor. Sensor would replace Rob Niederberger who resigned in April after coaching the Titans boys basketball team for nine years. Shaler went 25-4 last season and made the WPIAL and state semifinals in 5A. Sensor spent six seasons at Chartiers… More »

Inaugural Western PA Softball All-Star Game takes place tomorrow

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Tomorrow the first ever Western PA Softball All-Star Game will take place under the lights at Plum High School at 8 p.m. as Team Gold will take on Team Black. Players from throughout the Big 56 and WPIAL with many of them headed to college to play softball will be participating in the event. 18… More »

Pine-Richland hires Hailey Zeise as Girls Basketball Head Coach

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Hailey Zeise was an assistant coach at George Washington last season. This upcoming season she will return to Western Pennsylvania where she will take over as the Head Coach for Pine-Richland’s girls basketball team. Zeise played at North Allegheny and led them to a WPIAL Championship seven years ago. She takes over for Gabby Baldasare… More »

Thomas Jefferson takes home 1st state title with walk-off win

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Taylor Karmic hit a bases loaded single in the bottom of the eighth inning giving Thomas Jefferson a 2-1 victory over Pittston Area on Thursday afternoon at Beard Field on the campus of Penn State University. The state title is the first one in program history for Thomas Jefferson softball. Both teams had multiple chances… More »

PIAA 5A Softball Championship Preview

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7-2 THOMAS JEFFERSON (15-8) vs. 2-1 PITTSTON AREA (21-1) – 4 PM TODAY at PENN STATE THOMAS JEFFERSON Was the #10 seed out of the WPIAL. Made the WPIAL Championship but fell to Armstrong. Defeated Solanco (17-4), West Chester East (3-1) and Central Mountain (4-1) to get to state championship. Player to watch: Zoe Krizan… More »

What’s coming up: 6/10/24

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by: Don Rebel TOP CATS Central Mountain won the District 6 Class 5A championship this spring while¬†Thomas Jefferson was the runner-up in District 7. Now the Wildcats and the Jaguars scrap to determine the top cat in the wild west of Class 5A. TJ has relied on several players in its two state playoff wins…. More »

Seneca Valley’s Lexie Hames wins Gatorade PA Softball Player of the Year

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Today, Seneca Valley’s Lexie Hames was named the Pennsylvania Softball Player of the Year but Gatorade. Hames is the first WPIAL player since 2018 to win state player of the year in softball when Lexi Wagner of Seton La Salle won the award. Hames is the first Big 56 player to win the award since… More »