A combination of growing population, good facilities, strong youth programs, established head coaches and even better student-athletes have helped turn Peters Township and South Fayette into the area's top two sports programs and two of the better ones in the WPIAL.
Here's a quick look at some of the athletic highlights for the respective schools from the past calendar year. Not sure which one is better.
Baseball - Peters Township made another appearance in the WPIAL Class AAAA playoffs, where the Indians lost in the semifinals.
Boys basketball - The defending WPIAL Class AAAA champs surprised some by being one of the better teams again during the 2009-10 season. Led by Craig Wolcott, the Indians knocked off highly seeded Butler in the first round.
Boys golf - One of the WPIAL's better programs, Peters Township won its third WPIAL Division I title this fall and finished second at the state tournament with only one senior.
Boys soccer - Peters Township won its seventh WPIAL championship Saturday, beating Pittsburgh Central Catholic in overtime on Jesse Scheirer's goal.
Field hockey - PT won its first WPIAL championship in 2009 and qualified for the playoffs this year.
Football - The Indians qualified for the WPIAL Class AAAA playoffs for the first time and made the team's first postseason appearance since 2003. PT lost to North Allegheny in the first round.
Girls basketball - Led by first-year coach Kyra Kaylor, Peters Township reached the WPIAL semifinals and won a preliminary round game in the state tournament.
Girls lacrosse – The three-time defending WPIAL champs were upended in the quarterfinals last spring.
Girls soccer - Peters Township won its first WPIAL championship with a 3-0 win over Norwin Saturday.
Girls tennis – The defending state champs were upset in the WPIAL semifinals this fall.
Girls volleyball – Peters Township tied for the second championship and qualifed for the WPIAL playoffs.
Softball - The Indians were upset by Latrobe in the first round after having one of its best regular seasons.
Wrestling – Not known as a wrestlin powerhouse, Peters Township made the WPIAL Class AAA team playoffs.
Baseball - One year after appearing in the PIAA final, South Fayette was the top seed in the WPIAL Class AA playoffs. The Lions lost a shocker to Riverview in the first round.
Boys basketball - Defeated Strawberry Mansion for the PIAA Class AA championship, the first state team title in school history. The Lions move to Class AAA and return three starters including Division I prospect Mike Lamberti and top-notch point guard Pat Zedreck.
Boys golf - South Fayette won its section and advanced to the WPIAL Division II team playoffs.
Boys soccer - South Fayette upset Southmoreland in the first round of thew playoffs before losing in the quarterfinals to Belle Vernon.
Cross country - Nicole Hilton won the WPIAL Class AA title and the boys finished second in the team race. Hilton finished fifth at Satturday's PIAA championships.
Football - Seeded third in the WPIAL Class AA playoffs, South Fayette is 10-0 for the second consecutive year following a 35-0 win over Ellwood City in the first round. The Lions are 20-1 the past two seasons.
Girls basketball - Very quietly, South Fayette has turned into one of the better teams in the WPIAL Class AA. The Lions reached the PIAA quarterfinals last year.
Girls soccer - South Fayette exited the playoffs in the first round.
Girls volleyball – A perennial playoff team, the Lions were knocked out in the first round this fall.
Softball – The Lions lost to powerhouse Sto-Rox in the first round of the postseason.
Track - An emerging program, South Fayette produced a pair of WPIAL champions in Nikki Hilton and Nolan Spicer.