Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Highlands Players Will Not Transfer Both Set to Play in Piaa Playoffs

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Highlands Players Will Not Transfer Both Set to Play in Piaa Playoffs

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Two players on the Highlands High School boys basketball team are not transferring to Gateway after all and will play Friday in the first round of the PIAA playoffs.

The mother and guardian of Lavontae Martin and Lamar McKamey said the players will stay at Highlands, and they never left the team. Melissa Dean, Martin's mother and McKamey's guardian, said she is moving from the Highlands district into the Gateway district, but Martin and McKamey will finish their senior years at Highlands.

Highlands played in the WPIAL Class AAA championship Friday, losing to Beaver Falls, 56-45, and will begin the PIAA playoffs Friday.

Highlands coach Tyler Stoczynski said Tuesday that Martin informed him that he and McKamey were enrolling at Gateway today.

"I don't know why my son told the coach that," Dean said. …

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