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McKeesport Area discusses easier access of public documents

By Michael Divittorio
McKeesport Area School District officials may provide copies of attachments to the monthly meeting agenda and policy materials as a way to increase transparency with the public. Resident Harold Allen questioned the school board at a meeting Tuesday as to why ...

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WPIAL Class A notes: Return sparks Clairton for 2nd straight week

Saturday marked the second consecutive game that Clairton returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown. Harrison Dreher brought back the opening kickoff 97 yards against …
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East Allegheny boys basketball looks to improve under 1st-year coach

If there’s a silver lining to a last-place finish for a young team like the East Allegheny boys basketball squad, it’s that plenty of players gained experience. With an offseason of hard work and commitment, first-year coach Pete Logan hopes …
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Elizabeth Forward boys basketball preparing to fill big shoes

Last season, Elizabeth Forward’s offense revolved around a big target. The Warriors got the ball in the paint to their big man, 6-foot-11 George Prota, and he took care of the rest. He averaged 18.2 points and 13.0 rebounds and …
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McKeesport girls plan to remain up-tempo

The tip-off for the WPIAL girls basketball season is approaching, and like most teams, McKeesport is pushing through the final stages of preseason preparation. On most days though, coach Eric Smith’s team won’t be found dribbling and shooting in the …
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Greensburg Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Indiana’s Patrick O’Neal, Norwin’s Jess Boytim

Patrick O’Neal School: Indiana Sport: Hockey Class: Junior Claim to fame: O’Neal, who has five games with three or more goals, recorded a hat trick to lead Indiana (6-2) to a 4-1 win over OLSH on Nov. 17. O’Neal scored …
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Serra girls expecting repeat success

He’s entering his 28th season as girls basketball coach at Serra Catholic having led the Eagles e_SEmD incredibly so e_SEmD to the WPIAL playoffs every year. Bill Cleary knows a thing or two about finding success. Maybe that’s why Cleary …
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South Allegheny boys seeking bounce-back season

The South Allegheny boys basketball team had a banner season in the 2013-2014 campaign, going 14-8 and making the playoffs. After a winning season and a playoff berth, the first time for both in more than a decade, the Gladiators …
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Steel Valley boys put focus back on basketball

Steel Valley boys basketball coach Dale Chapman is an interim coach. He’s a volunteer coach. Until the school board says otherwise, he does not get …
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Thomas Jefferson uses defense, running game to capture WPIAL title

The old champ took back what it once owned. Thomas Jefferson returned to Heinz Field for the first time since 2008 and ended the Parkway …
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Pivotal play shifts momentum as Franklin Regional routs West Mifflin

A sudden shift of momentum turned a close game between Franklin Regional and West Mifflin into a 49-7 blowout in favor of No. 7 Franklin Regional (8-2, 6-2) in the first round of the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs on Friday …
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