Wrestling: 2016 PIAA Team Tournament at a Glance

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First Round - Feb. 11 (at Hershey)
Cumberland Valley (3-1) vs. Kiski Area (7-3)
Mifflin County (6-1) vs. Nazareth (11-2)
Jersey Shore (4-1) vs. Canon-McMillan (7-2)
Boyertown (1-1) vs. Clearfield (9-1)
Bethlehem Catholic (11-1) vs. Tunkhannock (2-1)
Father Judge (12-1) vs. Central Dauphin (3-2)
Erie Prep (10-1) vs. Council Rock South (1-2)
Belle Vernon (7-1) vs. Exeter Township (3-3)


Boys Basketball: Allderdice knocks off New Castle

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Mike White covered Monday's game between Allderdice and New Castle.

"New Castle doesn't have a starter taller than 6 feet. Allderdice doesn't have a starter smaller than 6-1, and has two players that stand 6-6 and 6-9.

But Allderdice was head and shoulders above New Castle Monday night and it had nothing to do with height.

The sizeable difference had everything to do with talent. And quickness. And speed. And strength.

Allderdice, the pride of the Pittsburgh City League and the No. 1-ranked Class AAAA team in the state, added another notch to its impressive resume, running past New Castle, 75-49."


High School Highlights (Feb. 9, 2016)

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North Catholic wins finale vs. Butler

Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic boys basketball coach Dave Long said he won't make a big deal of his Class A Section 2 champion Trojans' 54-49 victory against Class AAAA qualifier Butler Monday night in the regular-season finale.

But he's not complaining.

Tristan Newcamp scored 20 points for the No. 2 Trojans (14-8), while Tyler Frederick led the host Golden Tornado (15-7) with 14 points.

"We took a 10-point lead in the first half, and we were able to hold on," Long said. "We were fortunate to catch Butler on a night where they weren't shooting lights out."


Girls Basketball: Dynamic showdown tonight between North Allegheny, Peters Township

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Many times, the non-section game right before the start of the WPIAL girls basketball playoffs is little more than a tune-up for those teams advancing to the "second season." But the game between North Allegheny and Peters Township at 7:30 p.m. today on the Indians' floor could well be a playoff preview for both teams.

North Allegheny comes into the game with an overall record of 18-3 and a perfect 12-0 record in Section 3-AAAA. The Tigers finished section play with a 54-40 victory at North Hills this past Thursday.

Peters Township's road to the playoffs was considerably more challenging. The Indians and Canon-McMillan emerged as the co-champions in Section 4-AAAA with matching records of 11-3. Since a 60-50 home-court loss to Mt. Lebanon on Jan. 21, Peters Township has won four games in a row. The Indians forged a tie for the section title with a convincing 70-43 victory over Canon-McMillan on Jan. 30, and concluded section play with a 51-37 triumph at Upper St. Clair this past Monday. Entering tonight's game, Peters Township also is 18-3 overall.

The victory over Canon-McMillan avenged a 59-53 loss to the Big Macs on Jan. 11.


Wrestling: WPIAL Team Rankings (Feb. 8)

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Here are the final WPIAL Rankings (Feb. 7)

Class AAA
1. Belle Vernon (15-1)
2. Canon-McMillan (10-2)
3. Kiski Area (19-1)
4. North Allegheny (8-8)
5. Latrobe (8-2)
6. Franklin Regional (15-4)
7. Waynesburg (14-5)
8. Norwin (7-6)
9. Seneca Valley (9-5)
10. Connellsville (11-7)