Trinity's boys basketball team became the fifth-place Class AAA team from the WPIAL when Chartiers Valley won the championship. The Hillers lost to the Colts in the district quarterfinals.
In the PIAA Class AAA boys playoff pairings, Trinity (15-5) draws the District 9 champion, which is Bradford (21-2). Bradford and Clearfield were the only teams in the D9 Class AAA playoffs.
Given the distance between the two communities - Bradford is just minutes away from the New York border - and with the game scheduled for Friday night, logic might dictate the game be played at Clarion University, located in District 9 or another place, say DuBois or St. Mary's.
Instead, Trinity must load up its bus Friday knowing it faces a 204-mile ride to the University of Pittsburgh-Bradford campus, where the Hillers will play the D9 champs at 7 p.m.
That's the equivalent of making Bradford play Trinity at Wash High.
Talk about unfair.
The following are the dates, sites and times for the six local teams playing in the PIAA basketball playoffs.
Trinity (15-5) vs. Bradford (21-2) at Pitt-Bradford, 7 p.m.
South Fayette (19-5) vs. Cambria Heights (15-9) at Baldwin High School, 2 p.m.
Washington (18-5) vs. Brookville (17-7) at Tippin Gymnasium, Clarion University, 3:30 p.m.
Erie McDowell (13-11) at Peters Township (13-12), 7 p.m.
South Fayette (17-7) vs. Cranberry (22-3) at Tippin Gymnasium, Clarion University, 5 p.m.
Monessen (18-5) vs. Tussey Mountain (22-3) at Pitt-Johnstown, 3:30 p.m.