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Air rifle incidents on the rise, experts say

By Tony Raap
The shooting of an 11-year-old boy in McKeesport with a high-powered air rifle is one of a number of recent attacks across the country with such weapons, experts said Tuesday. Allegheny County police charged Albert Clark, 31, with shooting the boy ...

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Clairton QB Williams enjoys final high school game

At Clairton, where winning football games last season didn’t just happen, it happened big, quarterback Ryan Williams played with big thoughts and big numbers in mind. The 6-foot, 170-pound senior passed for a school-record 3,037 yards with 40 touchdowns and …
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Logan hired to lead East Allegheny basketball

A veteran basketball coach will return to the sidelines at East Allegheny. The school board voted Tuesday to hire Pete Logan of Rostraver to succeed Vernon Benson, who had one winning season in four campaigns. Board members acknowledged Logan was …
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BV Area leads 2-AAA All-Section list

Belle Vernon Area made a late charge to get into the WPIAL baseball playoffs. And judging by the results of the Section 2 AAA All-Section Team, chances of the Leopards being in the playoff chase the next couple of years …
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Gorman: McKeesport star shows up

Khaleke Hudson went to the Semper Fidelis All-American camp with every intention of earning an invitation to its national all-star game. “If you didn’t,” Hudson said, “why would you show up?” The McKeesport star running back/safety was among 200 Western …
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Norwin’s Ridgeway commits to West Liberty wrestling

Heading into his senior season, Norwin wrestler Josh Ridgeway didn’t know if he would continue the sport at the next level. But after a strong …
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McCombs tosses 1-hitter to lead Serra to PIAA tournament

Working fast and efficient, Serra Catholic’s Cole McCombs tossed a one-hitter to help his team defeat Bishop Canevin, 9-2, in the WPIAL Class A consolation game Tuesday at Washington & Jefferson’s Ross Memorial Park. The sophomore left-hander got ahead in …
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West Mifflin sprinter claims 100-meter title days after losing in baseball 1st round

On Tuesday, Todd Sekowski the West Mifflin baseball player suffered the disappointment of a WPIAL first-round upset loss to Montour. On Thursday, Todd Sekowski the …
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Steel Valley uses late rally to beat Keystone Oaks, advance to PIAA playoffs

Steel Valley rallied for three runs in the seventh inning of Tuesday’s WPIAL Class AA consolation game to gain a 3-2 victory over rival Keystone Oaks. Eagles ace Nick Riggle, who earned two wins during the regular season against Steel …
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South Hills tracksters advance to state finals at Shippensburg

The Baldwin track and field program ended up with four PIAA qualifiers at the WPIAL Class AAA championships held last week at Baldwin Stadium. The …
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High school notebook: WPIAL honors scholar-athletes

The vastly expanded WPIAL scholar-athlete luncheon Monday included 20 individuals who received $1,000 each in scholarship money to their chosen colleges. The program honored two or four athletes in its previous 23 years. Girls receiving scholarships at the Green Tree …
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