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Avella offense to air it out

With Avella being such a small school, football coach Ryan Cecchini is used to adjusting his offensive game plan. The Eagles' home fans could be ...

Playoff streak motivates Avella

Streaks have been coming to an end lately at Avella. But what the Eagles really want is to keep one going. The Eagles have had two ...

Geibel girls, boys basketball teams beat Avella as playoffs loom

It was a big night of basketball Tuesday at Geibel. The boys and girls teams honored senior players and took care of business against visiting Avella. The ...

Frazier finds its offense in win over Avella

Going into Friday's Tri-County South Conference opener against visiting Avella, Frazier football coach Mike Steeber was a little worried about his offense. That's because in two ...

Avella seeking back-to-back playoff trips

After waiting 37 years to return to the WPIAL playoffs, Avella will look to make it back-to-back appearances. The Eagles will look to senior quarterback Santino ...

North Hills football great Kasperowicz part of WPIAL's 2014 hall class

Eric Kasperowicz remembers every detail. The down, the distance — even the wind-chill (30-below) at Mansion Park Stadium in Altoona. "That's in my head like ...

Kittanning's Jason Nolf named Trib Total Media wrestler of the year

When he had a few free minutes before or after his high school wrestling practices, Kittanning senior Jason Nolf sometimes wandered across the hallway outside ...

Led by Kittanning's Nolf, 3 locals win Class AA state wrestling titles

HERSHEY — A force on the mat like few to ever come through the WPIAL, Kittanning senior Jason Nolf showcased one of his other great ...

Burrell's Edwards 1 of 4 WPIAL wrestlers to reach PIAA Class AA finals

HERSHEY — In a dream he had one night early this season, Burrell senior 152-pounder Steve Edwards watched himself win a state wrestling championship and ...

9 WPIAL wrestlers hope to finish season unbeaten

Not all that different from their peers, nine particular WPIAL wrestlers begin the PIAA individual championships Thursday at Hershey's Giant Center with their minds set ...

Southmoreland junior avenges WPIAL finals loss to claim Class AA regional title

JOHNSTOWN — During the PIAA Class AA Southwest Regional wrestling championship's Parade of Champions Saturday evening, three WPIAL champs — Jefferson-Morgan's John Demaske, South Park's ...

Burrell sends 4 to PIAA semifinals

Burrell junior heavyweight Al Beattie advanced to the semifinals of the PIAA Class AA Southwest Regional Championships without wrestling for even a second Friday at ...

Geibel's Ewing scores career-high 28 points in key section win

With four Section 3-A losses already on its record, the Geibel boys basketball team knew beating Avella at home Friday night was of utmost importance ...

HS Buzz: WPIAL wrestling Century Club getting crowded

Fourteen WPIAL wrestlers entered this season with more than 100 wins. Eight more joined the Century Club before this weekend's tournaments — Waynesburg's AC Headlee ...

Gorman: Avella's Eagles are finally soaring 

When the final second ticked off the scoreboard, it set off a Super Bowl-worthy celebration. As the Avella Eagles stood at midfield, the school band ...

High school football notebook: For some, playoff fate can be sealed with win

The playoff scenario is simple for a number of WPIAL teams. Win and they're in. "It's a lot nicer knowing you control your own destiny instead ...

Frazier grounds previously-unbeaten Avella

Throughout the course of the season, the Frazier football team has built a reputation as a team that can rack up big totals through its ...

Gorman: This Avella streak is no pigskin punchline

Now that Clairton finally has been beaten, the longest active winning streak in the WPIAL belongs to ... You won't believe this. The Avella Eagles. Seriously. Once a ...

Despite shorthanded roster, Avella vying for playoff berth

Avella coach Ryan Cecchini enters the season with a roster of just 20 players, but his key contributors from last season are back to make ...

Heinle lifts St. Joseph past Avella

St. Joseph girls basketball coach Dan Slain is no stranger to metaphors when it comes to describing his team's play. On Saturday, he pulled a new ...

Gorman: Chartiers-Houston experiencing a flip-side to Avella storyline

Avella is the most amazing reversal-of-fortune story in Western Pennsylvania this season, going from 0-9 last year to 5-0 for the first time since 1994. ...

Small rosters impact Class A football teams Geibel, Avella

Ninety minutes before kickoff Saturday in Connellsville, Geibel's defensive starters hunkered down at the line of scrimmage for warmups. At the shout of the word "Go!" ...

Avella hoping to find new beginning in Tri-County South

A new conference could pump life into Avella. This season, the Eagles will switch from the Black Hills to the Tri-County South Conference, where they ...


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