(Photo: Mt. Lebanon's Ian Happ tags out McDowell's Alex Margraf at second base Monday in the first round of the PIAA playoffs. Matt Freed/Post-Gazette.)
As PIAA tournament excitement heightens, enjoy the following high school sports photos, selected from the week of June 3-9.
(Photo: Lee Smith (No. 11, spiking a shot) and Ambridge lost a five-set match to York Suburban in the PIAA Class AA semifinals last weekend at Penn State. Ken Wunderley/Tri-State Sports & News Service.)
(Photo: Adam Rousseau, left, Tyler Craig and Blackhawk will play their PIAA tournament opener today. John Heller/Post-Gazette.)
(Photo: Ellwood City's Christian Kerns led the Wolverines to a WPIAL Class AA title this season. Matt Freed/Post-Gazette.)
(Photo: Norwin's Nate Derry leaps to spike a shot against Chambersburg in the PIAA Class AAA tournament semifinals last Saturday at Penn State. Ken Wunderley/Tri-State Sports & News Service.)
(Photo: Brittany Byerly and Pine-Richland finished 17-4 and set a program record for wins this season. Matt Freed/Post-Gazette.)
(Photo: The Blackhawk players in the dugout celebrate the run scored by Zach Hildebrand, far left, Thursday against Thomas Jefferson at North Allegheny. Blackhawk won, 6-1. Julia Rendleman/Post-Gazette.)