Brad Everett's feature on the Steel Valley baseball team:
"Before this year, Steel Valley qualified for the WPIAL baseball playoffs the previous two seasons and four of the past five.
This season the Ironmen did the same, while accomplishing something they had not done in nearly two decades -- win a section title.
Steel Valley and Shady Side Academy met Monday at West Field in Munhall with the Class AA Section 4 championship on the line. Steel Valley prevailed, 10-4. With the victory, the Ironmen (12-5, 10-2) nailed down their first title since 1994.
They added some frosting to the title cake the next afternoon, defeating rival West Mifflin Area in a non-section game, 7-5."
(Photo: Sophomore pitcher Brandon Donovan helped Steel Valley clinch the Section 4-AA title Monday. John Heller/Post-Gazette.)