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McKeesport Area student’s Project Christmas expands in 2nd year

By Jennifer R. Vertullo
Earning her rank among the most famous of Santa’s little helpers in the McKeesport area, Cheyenne Burns hosted her second annual Project Christmas party on ...

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WPIAL players named to Class AAA, A all-state teams

The Pennsylvania football writers all-state teams for Class A and AAA were released Monday. Several players were recognized from Western Pennsylvania. In Class AAA, selections included Thomas Jefferson senior running back Austin Kemp, Indiana senior wide receiver Riley Stapleton, Franklin …
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Daily News spotlight athletes: McKeesport’s Demetrius Diggs, East Allegheny’s Amani Johnson

Demetrius Diggs Year: Senior School: McKeesport Sport: Basketball Claim to fame: Diggs led the Tigers with 18 points in a 45-39 overtime victory over Franklin Regional in a Section 2-AAAA game Friday.  “Demetrius is a bit of a sleeper for us this year in …
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Hustle from young team could pay off for Elizabeth Forward wrestling

When talking about the inexperience of his team and how that informs his expectations for this season, Elizabeth Forward wrestling coach Richard Scheuermann doesn’t sugarcoat his evaluation. “Hopefully, we could crack in to the playoffs by the end of the …
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Plum’s defense seals win over McKeesport

Plum trailed McKeesport by six points at the end of three quarters. That signaled it was time for the Mustangs’ top-rated defense to clamp down. The Mustangs (5-1, 2-0) shut out the Tigers (3-3, 2-1) the last 7:05 of the …
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Norwin swimming returning talent, building depth

For once, the Norwin swimming team is adding swimmers instead of dropping in numbers. While the Knights had struggled with graduating more athletes than they brought in, their fortunes are reversed this season. They lost several seniors but have picked …
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Despite youth, Serra girls basketball team remains optimistic for postseason

Recently, the Serra Catholic girls basketball team knew what to expect at the beginning of each season. That’s not the case this season as the Eagles return only one starter from a team that qualified for the state playoffs. This …
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Season of change on tap for South Allegheny boys basketball

Virtually everything is new about the South Allegheny boys basketball team for the 2014-15 season. Just not the coach. In what he hopes can be a stabilizing factor for an unsettled scene, Tony DiCenzo returns to lead the Gladiators for …
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West Mifflin edges late-charging Steel Valley in Section 4 contest

It was a playoff atmosphere in December at West Mifflin. Expect anything when the Titans and Steel Valley get together for boys basketball. West Mifflin survived a physical encounter with Steel Valley and a furious fourth-quarter rally by the Ironmen …
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