HS highlight reel: Familiar teams to compete for track titles
Monday’s WPIAL team track and field championships will feature some familiar teams.
On the boys side, two-time reigning Class AAA champ North Allegheny will try for a three-peat, while recent champs Hempfield, Canon-McMillan and Butler also will compete.
The group has combined to win the past nine titles.
In Class AA, defending champion Beaver will be joined by former champs Washington, Riverside and Freeport.
That group has won the past eight titles.
For the girls, Hempfield returns after winning the past three titles, and will be joined by Norwin — which won from 2005-08 — Mt. Lebanon and five-time champ North Allegheny in Class AAA.
The Class AA girls final will feature Beaver, Mohawk, Southmoreland and 2011-12 champ Freeport. South Fayette won the past two Class AA titles but didn’t qualify for the playoffs this season.
The championship meets will all be held at 4 p.m. Monday at Baldwin.
Stats of the day
Undefeated softball teams — Sewickley Academy (8-0), Mohawk (12-0), Seton-La Salle (9-0), NA (15-0)
Consecutive WPIAL titles for the Sewickley Academy boys tennis team, the top seed in the Class AA draw
Pine-Richland, C-H hosting invitationals
Fourty-seven schools will be in attendance Friday at the annual Pine-Richland Invitational, which begins at 1 p.m.
Sixteen other area teams are scheduled to attend the Black Hills Conference Invite at Chartiers-Houston, starting at 2 p.m.
— Bill Hartlep