West Allegheny Sports

HSFB position by position: Pressure-tested kickers return

There are times when winning a championship rests with the kicker. Thirty years ago, a 30-yard field goal by Burrell's Rich Marriott secured a 3-0 ...

Gorman: West A's Opsatnik an ace on kicks

The memory is clear as day for D.J. Opsatnik, who kicked the winning field goal to clinch the WPIAL championship for West Allegheny. "It felt ...

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 ...

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 5A breakdown: Games in 5A could be 'bloodbath'

West Allegheny spent the last several years in the ultra-competitive Parkway, one of the most dominant conferences in recent WPIAL memory. So even with a ...

West Allegheny to build around linemen

Needing linemen, Matt Holmes traded in his No. 10 jersey for a number in the 50s. A fourth-year starter, the West Allegheny senior shifted from ...

High school notebook: Latrobe's Butler commits to Holy Cross

Latrobe senior Austin Butler spent Monday preparing for the upcoming football season during a heat acclimation workout with his teammates. Among other things, the Wildcats ...

Mt. Pleasant cruises to 1st WPIAL championship

Mt. Pleasant celebrated its first WPIAL softball championship much in the way it went about its 10-0 rout of No. 3 seed West Allegheny in ...

Previewing the 2016 WPIAL softball championships

Here's a look at Thursday's 2016 WPIAL softball championships: Class AAAA Hempfield vs. Baldwin 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Cal (Pa.) No. 1 ...

West Allegheny softball tops Yough to reach WPIAL Class AAA final

Yough senior pitcher Macy Mularski was attempting to start her team's bid for a second consecutive berth in the WPIAL Class AAA championship on a ...

West Allegheny softball exceeding expectations with 11-1 start

West Allegheny's overhauled softball lineup this season has been nothing short of spectacular. Forced to replace seven starters from a WPIAL quarterfinalist, coach Mindi McFate's Indians ...

High school notebook: PIAA considering nixing shoulder pads in summer

WPIAL and City League football players would no longer be allowed to wear shoulder pads in summer workouts under a rule change the PIAA might ...

Swimmers from Geibel, Hopewell garner PIAA gold medals

LEWISBURG — Hopewell senior Logan Palochak's 100-yard butterfly race finished just 50.56 seconds after it began Friday evening at Bucknell's Kinney Natatorium, but he managed ...

PIHL Class A semifinals roundup: Special teams lead South Fayette past West Allegheny

Special teams were exceptional for South Fayette in Tuesday's PIHL Penguins Cup Class A semifinals. The Lions converted two short-handed goals and added two power-play tallies ...

West Allegheny's Frasier garners diamond title at PA Classic

Jordan Frasier nervously pulled and tugged at her teammates as the West Allegheny gymnastics team waited for the team scores to be called Saturday. Once ...

WPIAL football teams to be tested by unfamiliar foes

West Allegheny football coach Bob Palko won't take his team to Montour or Blackhawk or Hopewell next season. His Indians visited almost every year in ...

West Allegheny tops solemn Ambridge in first-round contest

Ambridge coach Mark Jula wasn't on the sideline for the Bridgers' 64-61 loss to West Allegheny in the first round of the WPIAL Class AAA ...

Section champion West Allegheny looks to maintain momentum in playoffs

This wasn't supposed to be the team that ended the section title drought for the West Allegheny boys basketball team. After losing his top eight ...

HS highlight reel: Teams to test mettle at MAC swim meet

The past two teams to win the boys title at the MAC swimming and diving championship meet have gone on to win a state championship. ...

West Allegheny swimmer Charlton to compete at Niagara

West Allegheny senior Hannah Charlton is expected to fill an immediate void as a member of the Niagara University women's swimming team next season. Niagara coach ...

West Allegheny wrestlers shine in local tournaments

They may be young but the West Allegheny wrestlers won't back down from any competition. This was especially true after standout performances at a pair ...

West Allegheny swimmers chasing championship goals

A former WPIAL Class AA powerhouse, the West Allegheny girls swimming team expects to improve in its second season in Class AAA. And the Indians boys ...

West Allegheny hockey finds success in Class A

At this point last season, the West Allegheny hockey team had a losing record. This season, they've beaten all but one of the teams they've ...

5 WPIAL Class A players named to all-state team; 2 picked in Class AAA

Five players from the WPIAL were honored Wednesday as members of the Class A PA Football Writers all-state team. The group included Riverside senior quarterback Jason ...

Thomas Jefferson plays keep-away to oust West Allegheny

Thomas Jefferson wanted to control the clock in the second half to preserve its two-touchdown lead over West Allegheny in the WPIAL Class AAA quarterfinals ...


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