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County investigators determine fatal McKeesport fire started in living room

By Patrick Cloonan
The fire that killed six members of a McKeesport family and critically burned a seventh on Saturday is only the latest in a series of …

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Clairton gets its revenge against Monessen

The score looked like every other outcome in Clairton’s historical season. But this one was special. Playing Monessen for the first time since the Greyhounds …
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Defense saves day as East Allegheny edges South Allegheny

East Allegheny’s homecoming was pushed back by a teacher’s strike that closed the school for 16 days in September. The football team made it worth the wait. The Wildcats (3-4, 3-4) held off an intense second-half comeback by South Allegheny …
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Berry’s memorable night lifts Ringgold to 7th straight win

Some day, perhaps, Chacar Berry will talk about the incredible game he had Friday night for the Ringgold football team. But not now. “Maybe when …
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No. 5 McKeesport pulls away from Norwin

George Smith is known for the flexbone triple-option offense — he has been running it at McKeesport for the better part of 20 years. However, if Smith calls a couple of more games like he did Friday against Norwin, that …
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Serra Catholic boys soccer team loses WPIAL 1st-round game to Avonworth, 1-0

Avonworth may be playing its best soccer of the season, and it couldn’t come at a better time. The No. 9-seeded Antelopes got a goal from midfielder Griffen Geppert in the 53rd minute en route to a 1-0 victory over …
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South Allegheny tops winless Carlynton in brawl-marred game

Carlynton and South Allegheny are struggling through difficult seasons, and things took an ugly turn for both teams in their Class AA Century Conference clash Friday night. South Allegheny got the win – a 47-21 decision at Glassport Memorial Stadium …
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South Park uses 90-second, 28-point surge to get past Steel Valley

South Park and Steel Valley played an even game Friday in every facet except the score. A series of mistakes by Steel Valley (5-3, 5-3) led to South Park (6-2, 6-2) gaining a comfortable lead in its 42-23 Century Conference …
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TJ keeper secures 1st round win

Sometimes one player can be a thorn in the side of an opposing team. In Monday’s WPIAL Class AA first-round soccer match, the thorn for Ringgold was Thomas Jefferson keeper Colin Bucsok. Time and again, especially in the second half, …
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Second-half adjustments help Burrell boys soccer win in 2OT

Members of the Burrell boys soccer team came out for the second overtime of their game against West Mifflin on Saturday afternoon with hands on their hips, tired after 95 minutes of play. The Bucs found their second wind quickly. …
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