High School Highlights (Apr. 18, 2014)

Published on Friday, 18 April 2014 6:00 am

Aliquippa softball team snaps 133-game losing streak (Photo: Montour's Trent Vietmeier gets into second base safely against Ambridge's Shawn Holman Thursday night. Matt Freed/Post-Gazette) It had ...

Baseball: West Allegheny showing it can compete

Published on Thursday, 17 April 2014 6:00 am

Drew Karpen profiles the West Allegheny baseball team. "It wasn't that long ago that West Allegheny was the cream of the crop in Class AAA baseball. The Indians won back-to-back WPIAL titles in 2007 ...

Baseball: Penn-Trafford contending for section title

Published on Thursday, 17 April 2014 6:00 am

Drew Karpen profiles the Penn-Trafford baseball team. (Photo: Hempfield's Joey DeFloria slides home with a run despite the efforts of Penn-Trafford catcher Scott Koscho. That was one of the few low ...

Baseball: Baldwin emerges as section title threat

Published on Thursday, 17 April 2014 6:00 am

Drew Karpen profiles the Baldwin baseball team. (Photo: Senior Nick Bernick provides a reliable and experienced right arm for the Baldwin Highlanders pitching staff. Matt Freed/Post-Gazette) "Just ...

Baseball: With everyone back, Shaler has big plans

Published on Thursday, 17 April 2014 6:00 am

Nicholas Tolomeo profiles the Shaler baseball team. (Photo: Shaler's Justin Defide gets Penn Hills' Tyler Reis out at second base on a force play during a Section 4-AAAA game last week. Matt Freed/Post-Gazette) "Armed ...

Baseball: With familiar face at helm, Hampton rolls

Published on Thursday, 17 April 2014 6:00 am

Drew Karpen profiles the Hampton baseball team. (Photo: Hampton's Steve Dayton pulls in a fly ball during a non-section game against Bethel Park March 27. Matt Freed/Post-Gazette) "He's back. Those ...

High School Highlights (Apr. 17, 2014)

Published on Thursday, 17 April 2014 5:00 am

Hempfield baseball snaps streak in 2-1 win vs. Norwin (Photo: West Mifflin's starting pitcher Zachary Salmon delivers during their game against Belle Vernon. Pam Panchak/Post-Gazette) It took the ...

Baseball: Blackhawk's McKay strikes out 20 in another gem

Published on Thursday, 17 April 2014 5:00 am

Mike White reports on Wednesday's baseball game between Blackhawk and Central Valley. "Brendan McKay's impressive scoreless streak goes on, and his almost-surreal statistics continue to mount. McKay, ...

Athletes of the Week (Apr. 17, 2014)

Published on Thursday, 17 April 2014 5:00 am

This week's Athletes of the Week are Norwin's J.J. Matijevic and Hempfield's Maddie Holmberg. Click here to read the story.

Alumni Update - Zac Edmiston (Bethany)

Published on Wednesday, 16 April 2014 12:00 pm

Zac Edmiston earned his first win of the season in Bethany’s 15-0 victory over Grove City on April 9. The junior from California High School tossed six scoreless innings, allowing only four hits while ...

Alumni Update - Jake Debo (Geneva)

Published on Wednesday, 16 April 2014 12:00 pm

Beaver Falls, Pa. – Geneva came up with clutch hits when it needed them and swept Bethany Saturday afternoon, 6-3 and 5-3. In the second game, Geneva took a 2-0 lead in the first inning and never ...

Alumni Update - Jeramy Kopecko (Pitt-Greensburg)

Published on Wednesday, 16 April 2014 12:00 pm

BUFFALO, N.Y. -  After dropping game one, Jeramy Kopacko delivered a strong performance on the mound in game two and the Pitt-Greensburg baseball team secured an 8-2 victory to earn a split in ...

Alumni Update - Brandon Gelet (Thiel)

Published on Wednesday, 16 April 2014 12:00 pm

ERIE, Pa. – The Thiel Tomcats suffered a 17-5 non-conference loss on the road Monday to the Penn State Behrend Lions in a contest shortened to eight innings due to rain.   Brandon Gelet, a ...

Alumni Update - Connor Furwa (Waynesburg)

Published on Wednesday, 16 April 2014 12:00 pm

CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky. – The Waynesburg University baseball team traveled to Thomas More on Sunday for the third-and-deciding game of a weekend series with the Saints. The Yellow Jackets struck first, ...

Baseball: North Allegheny, Seneca Valley revive rivalry

Published on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 10:45 am

After battling four times last year,‭ ‬including the WPIAL Class AAAA championship,‭ ‬the North Allegheny and Seneca Valley baseball teams needed extra frames to get through‭ ‬their first regular-season ...

Baseball: Surprise, surprise -- Baldwin turning heads

Published on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 10:30 am

Central Catholic, Franklin Regional and Plum finished 1-2-3 in Class AAAA Section 3 a season ago, and those three were expected to be at the head of the class again this season. That was until Baldwin ...

Baseball: Bats coming alive for Central Catholic

Published on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 10:15 am

Central Catholic has a strong pitching staff led by senior right-hander Grant Gustic, but it's been the team's offense that has led to a recent surge. After scoring a total of 17 runs in splitting its ...

Baseball: Blackhawk's McKay not bothered by spotlight

Published on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 10:00 am

With scouts by the dozen in attendance, Blackhawk senior left-hander Brendan McKay gave them plenty to see in the Cougars' section home opener against previously unbeaten West Allegheny. McKay pitched ...

Baseball: North Feature Athlete - Ben Vey, Hampton

Published on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 9:45 am

Name:‭ ‬Ben Vey High School:‭ ‬Hampton Grade:‭ ‬12 Sport:‭ ‬Baseball Position:‭ ‬Pitcher/infielder Background Info:‭ ‬A‭ ‬5-foot-10,‭ ‬205-pound right-handed pitcher,‭ ‬Vey tossed six‭ ‬hitless‭ ‬innings ...