PIAA Releases Classifications for 2024-25, 2025-26

On Tuesday, the PIAA released updated enrollments numbers for all sports for the 2024-25 and 2025-26 seasons. These lists are not finalized as teams have until Friday to decide to “play up” in classification. There will also be teams forced to move up because of the PIAA competitive-balance rule which is not determined until after each season is over. But for now here is what we have for classifications for the next two seasons:

Football

Boys Soccer

Girls Soccer

Girls Volleyball

Boys Basketball

Girls Basketball

Baseball

Softball

Six Named to TribLive HSSN Baseball Terrific 10

TribLive HSSN released their baseball Terrific 10 last night. Six players from Big 56 schools are on that list. For complete article, click here.

TERRIFIC 10

David Shields – Mt. Lebanon – P/OF

2 no-hitters, 5-2 record, 3 CG, 2 shutouts, 0.94 ERA, 106 K, 67 innings, 32 hits allowed, 16 BB, 0.71 WHIP, .338 batting AVG

Jack Natili – Peters Township – C

9 HR (led WPIAL), .451 AVG, 8 2B, 29 RBI, 1.508 OPS, .990 fielding PCT, 1 error

Miguel Hugas – Shaler – P/OF

11-0 record, 0.71 ERA, 91 K, 78 innings, .444 batting AVG, 5 HR, 11 2B, 31 R, 34 RBI

Evan Holewinski – Bethel Park – P/1B

.440 batting AVG, 8 HR, 38 RBI, 4-2 record, 0.96 ERA, 59 K, 58 1/3 innings

Matthew Delvaux – Mt. Lebanon – P/DH

6-1 record, 5 CG, 3 shutouts, 1.21 ERA, 45 K, 12 BB, 52 innings, 0.94 WHIP, .313 batting AVG

J.D. Costanzo – North Allegheny P

91 K, 49 1/3 innings, 6-4 record, 1.84 ERA, 30 hits allowed, 22 BB, hit 2 HR

Post-Gazette Names Baseball All-Area Team

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Miguel Hugas (Shaler) – 11-0, 0.72 ERA, 91 K, 78 innings, 54 hits allowed… .444 AVG, 11 2B, 5 HR, 31 R, 34 RBI

ALL-AREA TEAM

Evan Holewinski (Bethel Park) – 4-2, 0.96 ERA, 59 K, 58 1/3 innings… .440 AVG, 8 HR, 38 RBI

David Shields (Mt. Lebanon) – 6-2, 67 2/3 innings, 106 K, 32 hits allowed, 0.94 ERA… .338 AVG

Jack Natili (Peters Township) – 9 HR (led WPIAL), 9 2B, 29 RBI, 1.508 OPS

Madden Clement (Butler) – 3-1, 1.32 ERA, 36 K, 26 1/3 innings… .300 AVG

J.D. Costanzo (North Allegheny) – 4-1, 1.84 ERA, 91 K, 49 1/3 innings, .170 OBA

Austyn Winkleblech (Canon-McMillan) – 5-2, 2.60 ERA, 63 K, 62 innings… .300 AVG

PIAA Championship Day 2 Recaps

BASEBALL

PIAA 6A CHAMPIONSHIP

(12-1) Father Judge 4, (7-1) Mt. Lebanon 1

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SOFTBALL

PIAA 5A CHAMPIONSHIP

(3-1) Northern York 3, (7-3) Shaler 2 – 9 innings

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PIAA Championship Recaps: Shaler walks-off to become state champions

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BASEBALL

PIAA 5A CHAMPIONSHIP

(7-1) Shaler 9, (1-1) Strath Haven 8 – 8 innings

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SOFTBALL

PIAA 6A CHAMPIONSHIP

(1-1) North Penn 1, (7-1) Hempfield 0

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PIAA Baseball Semifinals Recap

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BASEBALL

PIAA 6A SEMIFINALS

(7-1) Mt. Lebanon 7, (3-1) Cedar Cliff 2

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PIAA 5A SEMIFINALS

(7-1) Shaler 9, (12-1) Monsignor Bonner 3

Hershey High School’s baseball field could not contain Shaler (22-4) as they hit four home runs, including three in the second inning as the Titans got to the state championship game with a 9-3 win over Monsignor Bonner (12-4).

Derek Leas, Connor Hamrick and Brady Alexander all homered for Shaler in the second inning to give Shaler a 4-0 lead. Max Saban hit a three-run home run in the sixth inning to put the nail in the coffin. Miguel Hugas went five innings allowing three runs getting the win on the mound. Austin Cannon was 3-for-4 with a home run for Monsignor Bonner.

Shaler advances to the state championship game where they will take on District 1 champion Strath Haven (22-4) at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park at Penn State University on Thursday at 4:30 pm.

PIAA Semifinal Sites & Times

BASEBALL

PIAA 6A SEMIFINALS

7-1 Mt. Lebanon (15-10) vs. 3-1 Cedar Cliff (20-6) – 4:30 pm – Mt. Aloysius College (Cresson)

PIAA 5A SEMIFINALS

7-1 Shaler (21-4) vs. 12-1 Monsignor Bonner (12-3) – 3:30 pm – Hershey HS

SOFTBALL

PIAA 6A SEMIFINALS

7-1 Hempfield (20-3) vs. 3-1 Cumberland Valley (19-5) – 4 pm – Saint Francis University

PIAA 5A SEMIFINALS

7-3 Shaler (21-1) vs. 7-2 Armstrong (21-2) – 2 pm – Gateway HS (Monroeville)

PIAA Quarterfinals Recap

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BASEBALL

PIAA 6A QUARTERFINALS

(3-1) Cedar Cliff 2, (7-2) North Allegheny 1

Ayden Frey hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the sixth inning to give Cedar Cliff (20-6) the lead and they were able to hold on for the 2-1 semifinal victory over North Allegheny (17-8). 

Cedar Cliff advances to the PIAA Semifinals where they will take on WPIAL champion Mt. Lebanon on Monday at a site and time to be determined.

(7-1) Mt. Lebanon 5, (1-2) Spring-Ford 2 – 9 innings

Jacob Tinnemeyer hit a two-run home run in the top of the ninth inning to break a 2-2 tie and Mt. Lebanon (15-10) held on for a 5-2 extra inning win over Spring-Ford (22-4) on Thursday afternoon at Big Spring High School.

Michael DeHaan allowed one earned run over eight innings pitched for Spring-Ford. Mt. Lebanon advances to the PIAA Semifinals where they will take on District 3 Champion, Cedar Cliff on Monday at a site and time to be determined.

PIAA 5A QUARTERFINALS

(12-1) Monsignor Bonner 3, (7-2) Bethel Park 1

Kevin McGonigle was 3-for-3 with a home run and drove in two runs as Monsignor Bonner (12-3) took down the two-time defending state champion Bethel Park (18-6) Black Hawks on Thursday afternoon. Harry Carr threw six scoreless innings for Monsignor Bonner.

Monsignor Bonner will face off with WPIAL champion Shaler in the PIAA Semifinals on Monday at a site and time to be determined.

(7-1) Shaler 4, (7-3) Penn-Trafford 1

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SOFTBALL

PIAA 6A QUARTERFINALS

(7-1) Hempfield 2, (1-3) Downingtown East 0

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PIAA 5A QUARTERFINALS

(7-2) Armstrong 15, (1-2) W.C. Rustin 0 – 3 innings

Jordyn Klingensmith was 2-for-3 with a home run and drove in six runs and Emma Smerick drove in two as Armstrong (21-2) rolled to a 15-0 quarterfinal victory over W.C. Rusting (17-9) in three innings on Thursday. Cameryn Sprankle threw a one-hitter.

Armstrong advances to the PIAA Semifinals where they will take on Shaler on Monday at a site and time to be determined.

(7-3) Shaler 5, (7-1) Trinity 1

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PIAA Quarterfinal Sites & Times

BASEBALL

PIAA 6A QUARTERFINALS

7-1 Mt. Lebanon (14-10) vs. 1-2 Spring-Ford (22-3) – 2:30 pm – Big Spring HS (Newville)

7-2 North Allegheny (17-7) vs. 3-1 Cedar Cliff (19-6) – 2 pm – Mt. Aloysius College (Cresson)

PIAA 5A QUARTERFINALS

7-3 Penn-Trafford (16-6) vs. 7-1 Shaler (20-4) – 2 pm – Gateway HS (Monroeville)

7-2 Bethel Park (18-5) vs. 12-1 Monsignor Bonner (11-3) – 12 pm – Big Spring HS (Newville)

SOFTBALL

PIAA 6A QUARTERFINALS

7-1 Hempfield (19-3) vs. 1-3 Downingtown East (22-3) – 4 pm – Cumberland Valley HS

PIAA 5A QUARTERFINALS

7-2 Armstrong (20-2) vs. 1-2 W.C. Rustin (17-8) – 4 pm – Messiah University

7-1 Trinity (20-2) vs. 7-3 Shaler (20-1) – 4:30 pm – Gateway HS (Monroeville)

PIAA First Round Recap

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BASEBALL

PIAA 6A FIRST ROUND

(7-1) Mt. Lebanon 4, (3-3) Manheim Township 1

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(7-2) North Allegheny 11, (10-1) McDowell 5

Harron Lee had two hits and three RBIs and Owen Schall had three hits while driving in two as North Allegheny (17-7) defeated the District 10 champion McDowell (15-7) 11-5 at Mercyhurst University on Monday morning. 

North Allegheny advances to the PIAA Quarterfinals where they will have a matchup with Cedar Cliff, the champion out of District 3, on Thursday at a site and time to be determined.

PIAA 5A FIRST ROUND

(7-1) Shaler 7, (3-5) Muhlenberg 1

Miguel Hugas had two hits and drove in four runs as Shaler (20-4) pulled away from Muhlenburg (15-9) late, to come away with the 7-1 first round victory. Colby Weber got the win in relief for Shaler.

Shaler advances to the PIAA Quarterfinals where they will see Penn-Trafford at a site and time to be determined on Thursday.

(7-2) Bethel Park 8, (3-1) Mechanicsburg 2 – 10 innings

Evan Holewinski had two hits including a home run and five RBIs as Bethel Park (18-5) scored six in the top of the 10th to put away Mechanicsburg (18-7) at their home field on Monday afternoon.

Bethel Park advances to the PIAA Quarterfinals on Thursday where they will take on Monsignor, the champion out of District 12, at a site and time to be determined.

(7-3) Penn-Trafford 8, (6-1) Central Mountain 5

Penn-Trafford (16-6) jumped all over Central Mountain (20-2) getting three runs in the first inning and upended the top ranked team in PA in 5A by a score of 8-5 on Monday afternoon at Lock Haven University.

Ian Temple, Brody Hoffman and Brady Lane all had three hits for Penn-Trafford. Carmen Metcalfe had three RBIs. Gabe Johnson had two hits for Central Mountain.

Penn-Trafford advances to the PIAA Quarterfinals where they will meet up with WPIAL Champion Shaler on Thursday at a site and time to be determined.

SOFTBALL

PIAA 6A FIRST ROUND

(7-1) Hempfield 5, (6-1) Mifflin County 0

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PIAA 5A FIRST ROUND

(7-1) Trinity 8, (3-4) Solanco 3

Hanna Suhoski homered and had two RBIs, Addison Agnew had two hits as Trinity (20-2) got to the PIAA Quarterfinals with a 8-3 win over Solanco (21-4). Sara DeFrancesco had two RBIs for Solanco.

Trinity will take on Shaler in the PIAA Quarterfinals on Thursday. This is a rematch of the WPIAL Semifinals where Trinity defeated Shaler 5-4 in nine innings. The site and time is still to be determined.

(7-2) Armstrong 15, (3-2) Mechanicsburg 4

Jordyn Klingensmith had three RBIs and Cameryn Sprankle had two hits, drove in two runs and got the win in the circle as Armstrong (20-2) took down Mechanicsburg (22-4) in the opening round of the PIAA playoffs. 

Jessica Pugh drove in two runs and Shelby Cloak was 4-for-5 for Armstrong. Bella DeMaio was 3-for-3 for Mechanicsburg.

Armstrong advances to the PIAA Quarterfinals and will play West Chester Rustin, the District 1 runner-up, on Thursday at a site and time to be determined.

(7-3) Shaler 2, (6-1) Central Mountain 1

Bria Bosiljevac struck out 17 hitters in the circle and Emily Spears hit a two-run home run to give Shaler (20-1) the 2-1 first round win over Central Mountain (16-4). Allison Lininger hit a home run for Central Mountain.

Shaler advances to the PIAA Quarterfinals where a rematch with Trinity awaits on Thursday at a site and time to be determined. Trinity defeated Shaler 5-4 in nine innings in the WPIAL Semifinals.