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East Allegheny officials confirm strike, notify parents

By Jennifer R. Vertullo
In a letter mailed to parents and guardians on Thursday, East Allegheny School District said the school year will not begin as scheduled. The school board’s letter confirmed the East Allegheny Education Association’s position, which the teachers shared at Wednesday’s …

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Former defensive coordinator Wayne Wade a natural fit for Clairton job

With Clairton trailing 24-0 in the 2010 PIAA championship game in Hershey, Bears fans angrily roared from the bleachers toward the team’s bench. Wayne “Rinky” Wade, then the Clairton defensive coordinator, waved his arms at the crowd and yelled, “Settle …
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Move to Century Conference offers new set of challenges for East Allegheny

No matter how many times Dom Pecora scratched, shook or hung his head this offseason, there was no chance of going back. Like it or not, Pecora’s East Allegheny Wildcats will move to the powerful WPIAL Class AA Century Conference, …
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Elizabeth Forward look to replace a ton of offense

4,136. That’s how many total yards head coach Mike LeDonne will have to replace from last season’s Elizabeth Forward’s football squad that went 6-4 and …
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Connellsville faces tough opening test with No. 5 McKeesport

One of the first objectives for any high school football team is to start the season strong. The Connellsville football team appears to have accomplished …
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Norwin Knights to host alumni cheerleader game Sept. 5

Some of Sandy Daugherty’s fondest memories of attending Norwin High School in the 1960s were during her junior and senior years as a member of the cheerleading squad. The 1965 Norwin graduate and other former cheerleaders are about to get …
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Lack of depth a concern for Serra Catholic

Another long football season for Serra Catholic in Tony St. Angelo’s first year as head coach left him eager for a quick return to the field. The waiting at times was unbearable. “I’m excited about the seniors, I’ll tell you …
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South Allegheny girls soccer team seeks elusive PIAA berth

A long winning streak in Section 2-A has fueled South Allegheny’s success during a run of recent years — 27 victories, to be exact. The big question is when will the Gladiators find the PIAA? “Our goal this year is …
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Steel Valley’s Donovan commits to Radford

Since he was a kid, Brandon Donovan wanted to play college baseball at Coastal Carolina. Or, as the soon-to-be Steel Valley senior said: “They are my dream school.” However, the hard-throwing right-hander will have to settle for playing against Coastal …
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Big 9 rival Ringgold to challenge Thomas Jefferson in season opener

Even for Thomas Jefferson, which has won 17 conference championships, four WPIAL titles and three PIAA crowns over the past 19 years, Friday night’s scheduled …
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Mitchell latest in line of West Mifflin star running backs

The West Mifflin strategy never changes. Neither does its effectiveness, and for good reason. Coach Ray Braszo believes in featuring his tailback more than almost …
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