Central Catholic Sports

HSFB preview by position: Central's Adams leads strong linebacker unit

The WPIAL boasts one of the nation's elite linebacker recruits in Central Catholic's David Adams, but there also is a talented collection of tacklers behind ...

HSFB preview by position: Big offers for top defensive linemen

In a region fought over by Pitt and Penn State, the Fighting Irish have made themselves at home. Notre Dame has verbal commitments from four ...

HSFB preview by position: List of top offensive line recruits grows

As Central Catholic's left tackle on a state championship team, C.J. Thorpe has established himself among the top linemen in the WPIAL. But four others ...

WPIAL Class 6A video preview: Central Catholic reloads 

Tribune-Review columnist Kevin Gorman and staff writer Chris Harlan discuss the top teams, players and storylines for WPIAL Class 6A football. ...

Six-classification football has arrived, causing major waves in the WPIAL

The landscape of Pennsylvania prep football has changed irrevocably, with the days of four classifications in the rear-view mirror. Gone are long-standing rivalries between neighboring schools, ...

WPIAL Class 6A breakdown: New Class 6A shakes out with lopsided balance of power

When the WPIAL aligned its Class 6A football teams, the steering committee was asked to divide 14 widely scattered schools into two conferences. How well they ...

Central Catholic wants inaugural 6A state title

Central Catholic owns the distinction of being the first and last PIAA Class AAAA champion, winning the inaugural title in 1988 and the final crown ...

Gorman: Central has dynamic duo at running back 

Justice Evans watched J.J. Younger run for 184 yards and a touchdown in the PIAA Class AAAA final with one thought on his mind. "I ...

HSFB preview by position: QB rivalry moves to Class 6A 

Two of the WPIAL's better quarterbacks, Pine-Richland's Phil Jurkovec and Central Catholic's Troy Fisher, will share the field again when their teams meet in Week ...

Central's Slater commits to Yale

Central Catholic senior offensive lineman Donovan Slater made a verbal commitment to Yale on Tuesday. He is part of a Vikings front line that features ...

Central Catholic offensive lineman commits to Yale

Central Catholic senior offensive lineman Jacob Hinish made a verbal commitment to Yale on Sunday. He is part of a Vikings front line that features ...

Central Catholic's Cosentino likes chances in Florida State QB competition

J.J. Cosentino recently caught a 6.8-pound bass on Lake Jackson in Tallahassee, Fla. In a couple of months, he hopes to reel in the starting ...

Central's Hamlin ready for healthy return in Big 33 Football Classic

Central Catholic's Damar Hamlin felt a little nervous when he returned to the football field this week for practice. That probably is rare for the star ...

PIAA track notebook: Laurel's Wilson claims Class AA javelin crown

SHIPPENSBURG — Laurel senior Jake Wilson had the seventh best throw in the PIAA Class AA javelin seedings entering Friday's track and field championship meet ...

Central Catholic rowers to compete at national regatta

The Central Catholic rowing team was pleasantly surprised to qualify two boats for the Scholastic Rowing Association of America National Championships Regatta that will be ...

Gorman: Alabama scouring WPIAL for recruits

For a school with only one WPIAL product on its roster, Alabama sure has been spending a lot of time in Western Pennsylvania lately. The ...

Central Catholic rowers compete at Midwest Regatta

The Central Catholic rowing team is competing this weekend at the Midwest Scholastic Rowing Association Championship Regatta in Nashport, Ohio, after dominating at the Pittsburgh ...

Gorman: Central Catholic has a fine O-line

First, Jake Trautman had to learn to carry the weight to become a starter on Central Catholic's offensive line, gaining 40 pounds to play left ...

Central Catholic's record-setting 400 relay team sets sights on state title

Week after week, the Central Catholic 400-meter relay team has been reaching new lows. Senior Tyree Walton, sophomore Isaiah Wilson, senior Ron George and ...

Central Catholic inline hockey player joins Team USA

Pine resident Nathan Vislosky was selected to play for Team USA in the junior men's division of the 2016 FIRS Inline Hockey World Championships. Vislosky, a ...

Gorman: 'Dream team' but a dream

When Paris Ford committed to Pitt in October, he vowed to pull the WPIAL and City League's top prospects. The importance of having someone who ...

Gorman: Central's Thorpe feels love at PSU

With the chance to play football at the college of his choice, CJ Thorpe took a road trip to visit SEC powers. The Central Catholic ...

Penn State lands 2 recruits, including Central Catholic's Thorpe

With a little more than an hour before kickoff at Saturday's Blue-White Game, Penn State landed two recruits. CJ Thorpe (Central Catholic), a four-star recruit according ...

Gorman: Play-ins go by wayside

Chuck Crummie was a proponent of PIAA play-in games because they afforded teams a chance to play another basketball game, to live another day. ...

Previewing the 2016 WPIAL baseball season

Class AAAA Preseason Top Five Team (2015 record) 1. Central Catholic (12-8) 2. Plum (19-3) 3. North Allegheny (12-9) 4. Butler (10-10) 5. Latrobe (11-10) Section favorites 1. North Allegheny: A ...


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