The WPIAL Class 3A boys volleyball title match was a Schall brothers special.
North Allegheny, with Dan Schall at the helm, faced Penn-Trafford, with older brother Jim Schall hoping to lead the Warriors to a second straight title.
When the final whistle sounded, little brother picked up bragging rights as North Allegheny swept Penn-Trafford in straight sets to claim its 12th title in 15 years.
"There's no special meaning to beating my brother," said Dan Schall, who claimed his 12th title. "I never pull against my brother at anything. I love him. He's one of the best people on the planet. It was special that we were both in the championship match, but one of us had to win."
It was the second time North Allegheny, the top seed, defeated the No. 2 seeded Warriors. The results were the same, as the Tigers recorded a sweep both times.
Derry Area placed third in the WPIAL Class AA Tournament. The Trojans beat Ambridge, 3-1, in the consolation for third place.
The following photos feature boys volleyball teams from the area's East zone. These ran in the Post-Gazette during the 2017 season.
(Photo: Penn-Trafford's Joe Salesi sets up Zach Werksman in the North Allegheny tournament earliest this season. The Warriors are ranked No. 2 in the WPIAL.)
When it's assumed that a team's destined for an early end to a season, that's the time to be concerned with that squad.
That should have been the message for anyone facing the Oakland Catholic High girls lacrosse team.
Franklin Regional was the first team to learn that lesson. The Panthers won the first of two regular-season meetings by a 16-4 margin. But in the rematch -- at Franklin Regional -- the Eagles secured a 9-7 triumph and earned a Class 2A, Section 1 co-championship with the Panthers. And, it also earned the Eagles the No. 4 seed in the WPIAL 2A tournament.
After a first-round bye, the Eagles earned a 16-11 victory over Mars. That earned the Eagles a game with top seed Quaker Valley, a team riding a season-long 14-game winning streak and had won Class 2A, Section 2 with a 12-0 record.
Below is a review of the East posts that appeared Sunday, July 16 through Saturday, July 22.