Baseball: Aliquippa way down, but not out

Published on Sunday, 03 May 2015 4:00 am

Mike White profiles the Aliquippa baseball team. (Photo: Western Beaver's Cody Acon (21) is greeted at home by Corey Chaffee after hitting a home run to win the game against Aliquippa Wednesday ...

Baseball: Allderdice having quite a week

Published on Friday, 01 May 2015 2:00 pm

Allderdice began this week in a tough spot. The Dragons were in dire need of wins, as their playoff hopes were up in the air. Having to face the top two teams in their section complicated matters even ...

Baseball: Hopewell produces a major turnaround

Published on Friday, 01 May 2015 6:00 am

Drew Karpen profiles the Hopewell baseball team. "It isn't a prototypical start to a season for a team looking to compete for a section championship, but Hopewell has made it work. The Vikings began ...

Baseball: Riverview staying in the race

Published on Friday, 01 May 2015 6:00 am

Drew Karpen profiles the Riverview baseball team. "If the 2015 Riverview baseball team were a ride at an amusement park, it would no doubt be the roller coaster ... with a lot of ups and downs and turns. ...

Baseball: Hempfield a contender again

Published on Friday, 01 May 2015 6:00 am

Drew Karpen profiles the Hempfield baseball team. "The Hempfield Area baseball team learned a valuable lesson last year. The only thing that matters is that getting into the playoffs, not the seed ...

Baseball: Washington closes in on playoff spot

Published on Friday, 01 May 2015 6:00 am

Keith Barnes profiles the Washington baseball team. "Washington has done its best to simulate games in the gymnasium and prepare itself for the rigors of playing baseball this season. To an extent ...

Baseball: Chartiers Valley is playoff bound

Published on Friday, 01 May 2015 6:00 am

John D'Abruzzo profiles the Chartiers Valley baseball team. (Photo: Steve Alauzen of Chartiers Valley slides ahead the tag of Jeremy Schmitt of Hampton to score Saturday. Alauzen will have plenty ...

High School Highlights (May 1, 2015)

Published on Friday, 01 May 2015 5:00 am

North Allegheny wins section softball title North Allegheny's softball team took its unbeaten record on the road Thursday to face the defending WPIAL Class AAAA champion. The Tigers returned home looking ...

Baseball: Post-Gazette Rankings (Apr. 30, 2015)

Published on Thursday, 30 April 2015 12:00 pm

POST-GAZETTE BASEBALL RANKINGS (Not including Wednesday's games) WPIAL CLASS AAAA 1. Mt. Lebanon 13-1 2. Seneca Valley 8-4 3. Plum 14-2 4. Fox Chapel 10-5 5. Shaler 12-3  ...

High School Highlights (Apr. 30, 2015)

Published on Thursday, 30 April 2015 5:00 am

West Allegheny tops Chartiers Valley A showdown Wednesday between the top two baseball teams in Class AAA lived up to its billing. For five innings, anyway. No. 2 West Allegheny used a nine-run sixth ...

Athletes of the Week (Apr. 30, 2015)

Published on Thursday, 30 April 2015 5:00 am

This week's Athletes of the Week are Mt. Lebanon baseball player Austin Kitchen and Belle Vernon softball player Bailey Parshall. Austin Kitchen Mt. Lebanon Last week: Kitchen tossed a two-hitter and ...

High School Highlights (Apr. 29, 2015)

Published on Wednesday, 29 April 2015 5:00 am

Northgate stuns Quaker Valley The WPIAL's lone remaining undefeated baseball team suffered its first loss Tuesday, and it came against the unlikeliest of foes. Northgate, which went into the game with ...

Baseball: Fox Chapel bound for postseason play

Published on Tuesday, 28 April 2015 10:45 am

If there's one team in Class AAAA that truly benefited from the WPIAL's recent re-alignment, it was Fox Chapel. Last season, the Foxes missed the playoffs and finished toward the bottom of the Section ...

Baseball: Mt. Lebanon makes it back-to-back section titles

Published on Tuesday, 28 April 2015 10:30 am

Mt. Lebanon's 4-1 victory Monday against Bethel Park wasn't just a section win. The triumph gave the Blue Devils their second consecutive section title. Mt. Lebanon scored all of its runs in the sixth ...

Baseball: Franklin Regional wins by nine runs in 10 innings

Published on Tuesday, 28 April 2015 10:15 am

Franklin Regional was involved in one of the most unusual games of the season last Thursday. The Panthers entered their Class AAAA Section 4 game as a heavy favorite to beat Brashear. After all, the ...

Baseball: Cummings sends West Allegheny into playoffs

Published on Tuesday, 28 April 2015 10:00 am

... Our Lady of the Sacred Heart in Class A. The schedule has been so disrupted by the weather, though, that the baseball committee is going to face some real challenges in the seeding process. As a result, ...

Baseball: North Feature Athlete - Knoch's Cole Shinsky

Published on Tuesday, 28 April 2015 9:45 am

Name: Cole Shinsky School: Knoch Grade: 11 Sport: Baseball Position: Pitcher/first base Background: A 6-foot-4, 210-pound left-handed starting pitcher, Shinsky has helped the Knights become one of the ...

Baseball: South Feature Athlete - Keystone Oaks' Nick Riggle

Published on Tuesday, 28 April 2015 9:30 am

Name: Nick Riggle School: Keystone Oaks Grade: 11 Sport: Baseball Position: Pitcher Background: Riggle used an excellent performance to outduel Steel Valley star Brandon Donovan and help Keystone Oaks ...

Baseball: West Feature Athlete - Hopewell's Christian Piroli

Published on Tuesday, 28 April 2015 9:00 am

Name: Christian Piroli School: Hopewell Grade: 12 Sport: Baseball Position: Pitcher/Third baseman Background: Hopewell is looking to complete a worst-to-first comeback this season. After finishing last ...