On May 16, 2023, Don Rebel posted an article on the Tribune Review that talked about the various spring sports activities happening around the WPIAL on Wednesday. Whether you love baseball, softball, lacrosse or track and field, there’s something for everyone. The article then focused on the first round of the 2023 WPIAL Baseball Playoffs, which will begin with Classes 5A and 4A.
Last year’s 5A final saw West Allegheny beating Peters Township after reversing a three-point lead to win the game 5-4 in the eighth inning. West Allegheny will play Peters Township again in the opening game this season. The rematch is set to take place at Ross Memorial Park in Washington & Jefferson and will be broadcasted on Trib HSSN at 6:30 p.m. The winners will advance to the quarter-finals where they will face third-placed Penn Trafford.
Aside from West Allegheny and Peters Township, there are four other matches scheduled for the Opening Round 5A. In Class 4A, there are also eight matches, including the defending champions, West Mifflin, and the current PIAA Class 4A winner, Montur.
The article also covered the WPIAL Softball, Lacrosse, and Track and Field championships, with details on the various games and events that will be taking place. Finally, the article mentioned that Tribune Review’s Chris Harlan would be present at Slippery Rock University to score the big winners in the WPIAL Individual Track and Field Championships.