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Temple added to Pitt's schedule

2012-03-08 00:01:00

Pitt completed its 2012 football schedule Wednesday but needed some help from the Big East in order to do so.


Class AAA Girls: Walker-Kimbrough leads Hopewell Vikings to 50-34 win over South Park

Class AAA Girls: Walker-Kimbrough leads Hopewell Vikings to 50-34 win over South Park

2012-03-04 13:06:00

Shatori Walker-Kimbrough played Saturday's WPIAL championship game with a wrap on her hand after suffering a thumb injury in the semifinals.


A snap for Gators: Defense clamps down on Central Catholic in 49-39 win for Class AAAA boys title

A snap for Gators: Defense clamps down on Central Catholic in 49-39 win for Class AAAA boys title

2012-03-04 11:55:00

You can marvel at Gateway's athleticism, big leapers and pizzazz on offense.


Recruit Report: NA's Kugler impressed by Michigan

2012-03-02 00:00:00

Although Pat Kugler had many other scholarship offers from major colleges, he was excited when the University of Michigan gave him a scholar


West Xtra: Montour athlete is still awaiting an offer

2012-03-01 00:01:00

The high school football recruiting season ended with the national signing day a month ago, right?


WPIAL Class AAA girls basketball: South Park tandem takes over in OT

2012-03-01 00:00:00

Just when it looked as if the area's top freshman was going to will her team to the WPIAL final, South Park's standout junior/sophomore tand


Recruiting: Kugler headed to the Big Ten

2012-02-26 00:17:00

Pat Kugler, a heavily recruited offensive lineman at North Allegheny High School, has decided to attend the University of Michigan.


Some in Peters divided on issues involving coach

2012-02-26 00:00:00

Since last month, Peters Township High School's varsity football coach has been the subject of publicized allegations that he downplayed the


Recruit Report: Pitt recruit able to avoid knee surgery

2012-02-24 00:01:00

Trenton Coles is hoping to be healthy enough to play football at Pitt in the fall.


Ten new members for Pa. Sports Hall in west

2012-02-22 00:01:00

Some of the most well-known names in the sports history of Western Pennsylvania are among the 10 newest members who will be inducted into th


Recruit Report: State had a good crop, numbers say

2012-02-17 00:00:00

If you want to know what the high school football talent is like in Texas, consider it was a good year for major-college football


Hampton assistant coach continues to improve after heart transplant

Hampton assistant coach continues to improve after heart transplant

2012-02-16 08:35:00

Ron Gooden, an assistant football coach at Hampton, slept through Thanksgiving last year, but this year promises to be different.


Recruit Report: 'Experts' rate Pitt, PSU classes so-so

2012-02-10 00:00:00

Mediocre. That seems to be the word used most often to describe this year's football recruiting classes of Pitt and Penn State.


Varsity Xtra: Wrestling with 2 sports

Varsity Xtra: Wrestling with 2 sports

2012-02-03 00:00:00

It is not like Perry Hills and Tanner Garry need sessions on a couch with a shrink, but Hills and Garry do have an unusual split


Recruit Report: Area juniors are already on the radar

2012-02-03 00:00:00

High school senior football players across the country signed letters of intent with Division I and I-AA colleges Wednesday, but many


East Xtra: Toledo grabs six recruits from area, including three from Penn Hills

East Xtra: Toledo grabs six recruits from area, including three from Penn Hills

2012-02-02 00:00:00

Over the past half-century, there has been a general trend of population migration from Pittsburgh to points south and west.


North Xtra: Wild recruiting saga ends for Shaler's Holtz

North Xtra: Wild recruiting saga ends for Shaler's Holtz

2012-02-02 00:00:00

Every high school football player who goes through the Division I recruiting experience can come away with a different story.


West Xtra: Duquesne lands Montour star quarterback; Western Beaver's Creel to play at Eastern Michigan

2012-02-02 00:00:00

Lou Cerro has been a high school head football coach in Western Pennsylvania for 18 years, so one would figure by now he should have a good


'Bama, Saban keep coming out on top

2012-02-02 00:00:00

Alabama's recruiting is going the same way as the team's fortunes on the field. The Crimson Tide keeps ending up No. 1.


South Xtra: Seton-LaSalle's Hart got advice on college choice

2012-02-02 00:00:00

Kevin Hart finished his career at Seton-LaSalle High School as one of the most productive offensive players in the program's history.


Police: Coach accusations are baseless

Police: Coach accusations are baseless

2012-02-02 00:00:00

Peters police Chief Harry Fruecht Wednesday announced that he has ended an investigation into allegations that student athletes were


Jeannette standout picks Mich. State

2012-01-31 00:00:00

If the Jerry Sandusky saga had never happened at Penn State, Demetrious Cox very likely would have announced Monday night that he would play


Sto-Rox linebacker Deaysean Rippy commits to Pitt

2012-01-31 00:00:00

Deaysean Rippy, a linebacker at Sto-Rox High School, will play next season at Pitt, according to Sto-Rox coach Ron Butschle.


Coach's attorney rebuts claims

2012-01-30 00:00:00

An attorney hired by the Peters Township High School head football coach has dismissed allegations that players with concussions were allowe


Jeannette football standout expected to commit to Michigan State

2012-01-30 00:00:00

Jeannette High School football standout Demetrious Cox will announce his college choice tonight, and Michigan State coaches are expected to


Jeannette football star to play at Michigan State

2012-01-30 00:00:00

Demetrious Cox, a highly-touted defensive back at Jeannette High School, has decided to play next season at Michigan State.


Recruit Report: Many in area choosing MAC schools

Recruit Report: Many in area choosing MAC schools

2012-01-27 00:00:00

Some WPIAL football players have made it to the NFL through the Mid-American Conference. Woodland Hills' Jason Taylor, Steel Valley's Charli


Peters police investigate high school football program

2012-01-27 00:00:00

Peters police are investigating the high school football program and its head coach regarding complaints about players participating in spor


East Xtra: Big schools cope with big changes from WPIAL realignment

2012-01-26 00:00:00

George Novak has had some time to ponder last week's decision by the WPIAL Football Committee to reduce the number of Class AAAA and Class A


Shaler football star J.P. Holtz switches to Pitt

2012-01-26 00:00:00

Shaler star football player J.P. Holtz had a feeling when he got back from a visit to Michigan State a few weeks ago. "After I visited there


East Xtra: Here are major changes affecting area schools

2012-01-26 00:00:00

Teams from the Post-Gazette's East Xtra coverage area will have to adjust to new rivalries and develop a greater appreciation for the GPS in


West Xtra: Coaches deal with WPIAL realignment

2012-01-26 00:00:00

Forgive Bishop Canevin football coach Bob Jacoby for feeling as if he is a nomad. It is just that every time the WPIAL realigns its football


South Xtra: Big changes confronting big schools after WPIAL realignment

2012-01-26 00:00:00

Upper St. Clair High School football coach Jim Render said one of the worst bus rides he was ever on was for a game at Plum. "We went throug


North Xtra: Major changes in North suburbs conferences

2012-01-26 00:00:00

Here is a compilation of North Xtra teams affected by the latest WPIAL football conference realignment: Class AAAA -- Fox Chapel was moved f


North Xtra: Big schools find a new look to conferences; WPIAL realignment condenses AAAA, AAA from four to three

2012-01-26 00:00:00

Shady Side Academy coach Dave Havern could only laugh when asked for his reaction to the WPIAL football realignment that will go into effect


Realignment forces changes in top classes of high school football

2012-01-18 00:00:00

The landscape of WPIAL football will look drastically different next season as the number of conferences in Class AAA and AAAA will shrink.


Football coach reappointed in Peters

2012-01-18 00:00:00

The 6-3 vote came over the objections of some residents and at least one school board member, who said they had concerns about the coach's r


Conwell opts for Arizona

2012-01-17 00:00:00

Dakota Conwell was set to play college football in his backyard. Instead, he will play halfway across the country. Conwell, a standout senio


Upper St. Clair's Conwell spurns Pitt for Arizona

Upper St. Clair's Conwell spurns Pitt for Arizona

2012-01-16 00:00:00

Dakota Conwell, star football player at Upper St. Clair, will not play for Pitt next season. Instead, he will play for the University of Ari


Obituary: Lindoro "Lindy" Lauro / Legendary New Castle football coach

Obituary: Lindoro "Lindy" Lauro / Legendary New Castle football coach

2012-01-14 00:00:00

Lindy. In Western Pennsylvania high school football, that one name was synonymous with New Castle High School, a truckload of victories, cha


Gordon resigns as Shaler coach

Gordon resigns as Shaler coach

2012-01-14 00:00:00

Neil Gordon is finished coaching football at Shaler High School, but that doesn't mean he is done coaching. Gordon resigned as Shaler's coac


Lindy Lauro, longtime New Castle football coach, dies at 90

2012-01-13 00:00:00

Lindy Lauro, one of Western Pennsylvania's legendary high school football coaches, died Thursday night.


Shaler football coach resigns

2012-01-13 00:00:00

Neil Gordon has resigned as Shaler Area High School's football coach.


East Allegheny football coach resigns

2012-01-10 00:00:00

The East Allegheny school board on Monday night accepted the resignation of Dennis Edwards, head varsity football coach.


Shell heads Big 33 list

2012-01-09 00:00:00

Rushel Shell, a record-breaking running back at Hopewell High School, leads a list of 11 WPIAL players and one from the City League who were


Recruit Report: Conwell taking a look at Arizona

Recruit Report: Conwell taking a look at Arizona

2012-01-06 00:00:00

This doesn't necessarily mean Dakota Conwell won't go to Pitt, but Conwell has decided to look at another college. Conwell, an Upper St. Cla


Mt. Lebanon coach resigns to join Pitt

2012-01-03 00:00:00

Chris Haering has spent the past 18 seasons coaching football in the WPIAL. Next season, he will be on the Pitt sideline. Haering has resign


Mt. Lebanon High football coach to join new Pitt staff

2012-01-02 00:00:00

Chris Haering, the football coach at Mt. Lebanon High School the past 17 seasons, has resigned to become an assistant coach at Pitt under ne


Recruit Report: Some top players still undecided

2011-12-30 00:00:00

The "early commitment" to colleges has become popular with high school football players. But a number of the top players in the class of 201


Varsity Notes: Clairton's Fab 22 finally hits the court

2011-12-30 00:00:00

Call it Clairton High School's version of the Fabulous 22, and finally Theron Pitts has them under his wing. Pitts is Clairton's boys basket


Knee injury shelves Clairton star Trenton Coles

Knee injury shelves Clairton star Trenton Coles

2011-12-23 00:00:00

A knee injury will force Trenton Coles to miss all of basketball season and likely keep him from defending his track championships. Coles, a


Post-Gazette High School Football Coach of the Year: Tom Nola

Post-Gazette High School Football Coach of the Year: Tom Nola

2011-12-23 00:00:00

The past week has been pretty hectic for Tom Nola, and it's not because the Clairton coach got a late start on his Christmas shopping. Nola


Post-Gazette High School Football Player of the Year: Rushel Shell

Post-Gazette High School Football Player of the Year: Rushel Shell

2011-12-23 00:00:00

His first time in a Hopewell High School uniform, his first game, his first carry -- and Rushel Shell's greatness was evident. The first tim


2011 Football: All-City League team

2011-12-23 00:00:00

The best from the City League this year


2011 Football: WPIAL Class AAAA All-Conference teams

2011-12-23 00:00:00

2011 Football: WPIAL Class AAAA All-Conference teams


2011 Football: WPIAL Class AAA All-Section teams

2011-12-23 00:00:00

The top players from each section


2011 Football: WPIAL Class A All-Section teams

2011-12-23 00:00:00

The best from around Single A


2011 Football: WPIAL & City League Players of the Year

2011-12-23 00:00:00

The top players in each classification


2011 Football: WPIAL Class AA All-Section teams

2011-12-23 00:00:00

2011 Football: WPIAL Class AA All-Section teams


Varsity Notes: Will NA's QB return?

2011-12-23 00:00:00

The future of one Pitt assistant football coach might affect the future of one of the WPIAL's best quarterbacks for next season.


South Xtra: Bear season one for books

South Xtra: Bear season one for books

2011-12-22 00:00:00

There's a formula that many of Clairton's 47 consecutive wins have followed. The opponent will make a play or two, and think they might have


North Xtra: It's more than passing fancy

North Xtra: It's more than passing fancy

2011-12-22 00:00:00

Call it the trickle-down effect. More and more high school football teams are taking a cue from NFL and college squads and throwing the ball


East Xtra: Jeannette QB leads parade

East Xtra: Jeannette QB leads parade

2011-12-22 00:00:00

This season, a dual-threat quarterback from Jeannette lit up the WPIAL, leading the Jayhawks to an Interstate Conference title and a spot at


South Xtra: Magnificent Clairton wins third PIAA title in a row

South Xtra: Magnificent Clairton wins third PIAA title in a row

2011-12-22 00:00:00

Just before 10 p.m. last Friday, the Clairton football team returned home from Chocolate Town, USA and was promptly greeted with a sweet rec


North Xtra: Fabulous 22 team for 2011

2011-12-22 00:00:00

Seneca Valley RB, 5-11, 175, Jr. A multi-talented running back, Barnes rushed for 1,161 yards on 172 carries (6.8 yards per carry average) a


West/North Xtra: Quaker Valley, Cornell to team up on field

2011-12-22 00:00:00

As athletic directors and boys basketball coaches at their respective schools, Cornell's Bill Sacco and Quaker Valley's Mike Mastroianni att


South Xtra: Fabulous 22 Football All-Stars

2011-12-22 00:00:00

Ringgold DE, 6-2, 225, Sr. Beveridge anchored a Ringgold defense that held five opponents to 7 points or fewer this season. He was named to


West Xtra: Fabulois 22 team for 2011

2011-12-22 00:00:00

Sto-Rox RB, 5-8, 215, Sr. He was the catalyst in Sto-Rox's offense this season. Rushed for 1,350 yards on 115 carries (11.7 yards per carry


East Xtra: Fabulous 22 Football All-Stars

2011-12-22 00:00:00

Woodland Hills WR, 6-5, 205, Sr. Alonzo led the Wolverines with 25 catches for 513 yards and 8 TDs this season. His 6-foot-5 frame made him


PIAA foes Clairton, Southern Columbia consider a rematch

2011-12-19 00:00:00

Clairton vs. Southern Columbia was a highly anticipated PIAA Class A championship game. We might not have to wait long for the rematch. The


PIAA Class AA title goes to Lancaster Catholic

2011-12-18 00:00:00

Two years ago, Lancaster Catholic High School won its first PIAA football championship in a snowstorm.


Clairton runs winning streak to a WPIAL record 47 games in capturing third consecutive title

Clairton runs winning streak to a WPIAL record 47 games in capturing third consecutive title

2011-12-17 00:00:00

HERSHEY, Pa.-- Tom Nola retired as a history teacher in June. That did not mean he couldn't still make some history. Six months after Nola t


No change in PIAA football season

2011-12-17 00:00:00

Pennsylvania is one of the few states in the country still playing high school football a week before Christmas. The PIAA apparently doesn't


Clairton High sets record in becoming PIAA football champs

Clairton High sets record in becoming PIAA football champs

2011-12-16 00:00:00

HERSHEY, Pa. -- The Clairton High School football team set a record for the longest winning streak in WPIAL history, winning its third conse


Clairton coach Tom Nola lets record talk for him

Clairton coach Tom Nola lets record talk for him

2011-12-16 00:00:00

If you want to see a fiery, animated coach on the sideline, don't watch Tom Nola. If you want to hear a rah-rah, motivational pregame speech


Varsity Notes: Greensburg CC principal sets tone

2011-12-16 00:00:00

Greensburg Central Catholic has been a popular destination for student-athlete transfers in recent years, but the school's new principal app


Cornell drops football program

2011-12-16 00:00:00

Cornell High School has played its last football game. Cornell, a small Class A school in the WPIAL, disbanded its football program. Startin


PIAA Class A Championship preview: These Tigers loaded for Bears

2011-12-16 00:00:00

Before there was Clairton, there was Southern Columbia. The PIAA Class A championship game this afternoon between the Bears (15-0) and the T


West Xtra: Magical postseason run comes to a halt for Montour

West Xtra: Magical postseason run comes to a halt for Montour

2011-12-15 00:00:00

Montour High School football coach Lou Cerro did not have much time Monday to dwell on the fact the Spartans' season had ended. He was too b


West Xtra: Quips deal with a tough defeat

West Xtra: Quips deal with a tough defeat

2011-12-15 00:00:00

It was déjà vu for coach Mike Zmijanac and the Aliquippa High School football team. Three years ago the Quips came up just sho


North Xtra: In the end, North Allegheny still has plenty to celebrate

North Xtra: In the end, North Allegheny still has plenty to celebrate

2011-12-15 00:00:00

Sometimes there are no words a coach can tell his players to lift their spirits after a difficult loss in a big game, particularly when it's


South Xtra: Clairton bears down on its date with destiny -- state title and WPIAL record

South Xtra: Clairton bears down on its date with destiny -- state title and WPIAL record

2011-12-15 00:00:00

Much has been made of the offensive output generated by the 2011 Clairton High School football team. The Bears have averaged more than 44 po


City League asks to join WPIAL in certain sports

2011-12-14 00:00:00

Some Pittsburgh City League teams likely will be competing in the WPIAL next year, but not in football or basketball. The City League applie


Notebook: Clairton rare WPIAL loner in PIAA finals

Notebook: Clairton rare WPIAL loner in PIAA finals

2011-12-12 00:00:00

When it comes to WPIAL companionship, the Clairton Bears will be feeling pretty lonely at the PIAA football championships this weekend. Clai


Aliquippa comes up a little short in PIAA Class AA semifinal

Aliquippa comes up a little short in PIAA Class AA semifinal

2011-12-11 00:00:00

All season, Aliquippa's defense had been good enough to make up for turnovers or special-teams woes. But that was not the case Saturday when


Central Dauphin last-play FG topples North Allegheny in PIAA Class AAAA semifinal

Central Dauphin last-play FG topples North Allegheny in PIAA Class AAAA semifinal

2011-12-11 00:00:00

ALTOONA -- Evan Brandes kicked a 21-yard field goal as time expired to give Central Dauphin a 23-20 win Saturday night against North Alleghe


Montour bows out to Bishop McDevitt in PIAA semifinal

Montour bows out to Bishop McDevitt in PIAA semifinal

2011-12-10 00:00:00

ALTOONA -- Bishop McDevitt scored 27 consecutive points in the second and third quarters and outlasted Montour, 41-32, in the PIAA semifinal


Clairton football matches Braddock win streak

Clairton football matches Braddock win streak

2011-12-10 00:00:00

Tyler Boyd ran for two touchdowns and caught a 70-yard pass from quarterback Capri Thompson Friday night as the Clairton Bears reached their


Football: PIAA Class AAAA & AAA semifinals preview

Football: PIAA Class AAAA & AAA semifinals preview

2011-12-09 00:00:00

No, there was not a players strike at North Allegheny. But one of the big keys to the Tigers' season has been the replacement players.


Football: PIAA Class AA & A semifinals preview

2011-12-09 00:00:00

Every coach specializes their offense to match the talent on the roster, but often the most successful teams have more than one player who c


Recruit Report: Can Urban renewal lift Ohio State?

2011-12-09 00:00:00

New Ohio State coach Urban Meyer is expected to have a big effect on the Buckeyes' recruiting, and he already has impacted one of Western Pe


North Xtra: North Allegheny getting defensive about chances

North Xtra: North Allegheny getting defensive about chances

2011-12-08 00:00:00

The North Allegheny defense flies to the ball with the same ferocity in which the team's offense attacks opponents. The two-time defending W


West Xtra: Unsung heroes playing a major role for Montour

West Xtra: Unsung heroes playing a major role for Montour

2011-12-08 00:00:00

Those who have been paying attention to high school football in Western Pennsylvania know about Montour's talented trio of quarterback Dillo


West Xtra: Aliquippa secondary strives for perfection

West Xtra: Aliquippa secondary strives for perfection

2011-12-08 00:00:00

Perfection is something football coaches at every level strive for. Although they want their players to be perfect, they know that somewhere


South Xtra: Clairton poses all sorts of threats for opponents

South Xtra: Clairton poses all sorts of threats for opponents

2011-12-08 00:00:00

Winning a WPIAL football championship causes excitement and celebration, two positive reactions that sometimes join forces to negatively aff


West Xtra: It's time for annual 'Emmies'

2011-12-08 00:00:00

It is the best time of the year to be a high school sports fan. The football season is winding down with PIAA semifinals coming up Friday an


North Xtra: It's time for annual 'Emmies'

2011-12-08 00:00:00

It is the best time of the year to be a high school sports fan. The football season is winding down with PIAA semifinals coming up Friday an


Notebook: Montour to go against one of the nation's best

2011-12-05 00:00:00

In order to take another step toward becoming the No. 1 Class AAA team in the state, the Montour Spartans will have to beat a team that has


PIAA football playoffs: North Allegheny Tigers prove to be top cat

2011-12-04 00:00:00

Coach Al Wolski was trying to come up with a way to characterize what North Allegheny did to his State College High School football team Sat


Football Summary

2011-12-04 00:00:00

Football Summary


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