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Surprise jump in students forces hiring at Elizabeth Forward schools

By Patrick Cloonan
The Elizabeth Forward school district anticipated a reduction in its student body from 2,355 in 2013-14 to 2,302 in 2014-15. But on Wednesday, Superintendent Bart Rocco said the district instead is on course to start on Aug. 28 with 2,377 …

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With very little debate, Central Valley’s Jordan Whitehead can be called the best playmaker in the WPIAL. The senior had 20 touchdowns last season, but it’s how he scored them that makes him dangerous. A cornerback, tailback and kick returner, …
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Brown’s value equal on offense, defense for East Allegheny

Two-way centerpiece Taizjon Brown said Thursday he hopes to lead East Allegheny to a prominent place in WPIAL Class AA this football season, but he …
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Recovered from ACL injury, McDonough hopes to anchor Elizabeth Forward line

It wasn’t the injury at the beginning of last season that hurt the most for Elizabeth Forward’s Devin McDonough. It was the call that followed. “I just remember getting a call from my doctor, and he said my ACL was …
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HSFB preview by position: WPIAL is stacked at last line of defense

The last line of defense has some of the WPIAL’s best athletes. Central Catholic’s Johnny Petrishen and McKeesport’s Khaleke Hudson, the two most highly acclaimed safeties this season, also could be among the most highly recruited players overall. Petrishen, a …
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Norwin football looks to restore pride

When David Brozeski took over as Norwin’s football coach in April, he established a set of five “core principles”: discipline, communication, trust, perseverence and pride. …
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Key injury to pivotal starter forces Serra Catholic to regroup

From the outside, the outlook grew dim at Serra Catholic with the loss of senior quarterback Zac Quattrone, who underwent successful surgery Tuesday to repair …
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South Allegheny hoping to reverse course, start winning

As his football team prepared to meet West Mifflin in its second preseason scrimmage Friday night, South Allegheny coach Pat Monroe was reminded of an …
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HSFB preview by position: Star tailbacks develop early

It doesn’t take long to recognize a talented running back. The sophomore season is often enough. Woodland Hills’ Miles Sanders became the team’s starter as …
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Thomas Jefferson led by 4 returning all-conference players

Thomas Jefferson has advanced to the WPIAL Class AAA semifinals the past two seasons, and finished with an 11-1 record both years. The Jaguars, who have …
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West Mifflin’s Flore earns 1st-team all-state honors

Paige Flore is at it again. The Slippery Rock recruit from West Mifflin who was the Daily News Softball Player of the Year in 2014 …
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