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Missing playoffs fans flame for Northgate

After losing to rival Avonworth by one point in the regular-season finale to miss out on the playoffs, the flame in the Northgate locker room ...

Last season's strong finish sparks Northgate

Northgate coach TJ Wiley is looking for a strong start to the season. It's a group, based on last year's finish, he feels he can ...

WPIAL football coaches use unique awards to motivate their players

Northgate's Romello Snyder has drawn stares when he walked onto the football field, and a referee once made him promise he wouldn't hurt anyone. Maybe ...

Former coach returns to guide Northgate

It's out with the new and in with the old at Northgate. T.J. Wiley, who coached the Flames in 2011 and 2012, is back at ...

Deer Lakes loses football coach to Northgate

Discouraging times continue for the Deer Lakes football program. The coach Deer Lakes hired in January 2013 to turn its struggling football program around, T.J. Wiley, ...

High school notebook: Nola's move to Gateway among many coaching changes Monday

The man who led the Clairton football team into national prominence is leaving Class A for one of the WPIAL's glamour jobs. Sources confirmed to the ...

Northgate wins, ends Springdale's 11-year playoff run

Even as its season turned sour, Springdale stuck to the gritty, defense-oriented, run-often style that corresponded with the program's emergence as a Class A power ...

Apollo-Ridge rolls to playoffs

Apollo-Ridge's sterling defensive performance Friday night was rewarded with a WPIAL playoff berth. The Vikings held Northgate to minus-33 yards net rushing in the first ...

Leechburg beats Northgate to snaps 13-game losing streak

Leechburg entered the season with eight straight losses to end the 2012 season and continued that trend by dropping the first five games this year. ...

Northgate coach enjoys winning debut in 18-13 victory over Riverview

Northgate's Brandon LeDonne won't soon forget his first game as a head coach. A touchdown by Flames running back Alex Marusic with 11 seconds left lifted ...

Northgate hoping to avoid transition letdown

New Northgate coach Brandon LeDonne has not been around the program long, but he already likes what he sees. "I'm very impressed by the caliber ...

Hazaga pitches Serra baseball to victory

The way Serra Catholic baseball coach Brian Dzurenda determines whether a home game will be played is based solely on the infield conditions at Boston ...

High school notebook: Central Catholic's Cosentino commits to Florida State

Central Catholic junior quarterback J.J. Cosentino has verbally committed to Florida State. A 6-foot-4, 218-pounder who runs the 40-yard dash in 4.7 seconds, Cosentino passed for ...

WPIAL teams to face off for final playoff berths

Belle Vernon fans will be rooting for Ringgold this weekend, and Freedom would surely welcome a New Brighton victory. It's Week 9 of the WPIAL football ...

Springdale's Sean Dugan breaks school's career-rushing record

Springdale senior running back Sean Dugan broke the school's career-rushing record, and the Dynamos rolled to a 35-0 win Friday night in a key Class ...

Apollo-Ridge tops Northgate on late field goal

Apollo-Ridge's most impressive win in recent memory came down to the toe of kicker Lonny Wells. The junior's 19-yard field goal was true as time expired, ...

Northgate tops Leechburg behind Walter's 260 rushing yards

Led by a stifling defense and a dominant ground game, No. 9 Northgate downed Leechburg, 20-0, in Class A Eastern Conference play Friday night at ...

WPIAL coaches succeed with multiple QBs

Montour coach Lou Cerro wanted his three quarterbacks to prove which one deserved to replace a graduated 6,000-yard passer. They all would play until someone ...

Northgate pounds West Shamokin

Northgate quarterback Cody Walter needed just one play to remind West Shamokin of his talents Friday. Walter rolled out and threw a 44-yard touchdown pass to ...

After 1st playoff appearance in 8 years, Northgate hoping to continue growth

Coach T.J. Wiley started his tenure at Northgate High School with a splash last year. Despite being appointed as coach less than two months before the ...


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