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Polka musician ‘Mr. December’ bringing his fiddle to McKeesport lodge

By Eric Slagle
If you’ve gone to a local polka or international music show in recent years, there’s a good chance you’ve seen John Huchrowski playing violin. Huchrowski ...

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High school notebook: WPIAL adjusts to accommodate Armstrong merger

To accommodate the Ford City-Kittanning merger, the WPIAL slightly altered four football conferences and will schedule games next season with the City League. The WPIAL …
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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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Strong 2nd half propels Elizabeth Forward girls basketball past feisty Brownsville, 60-44

The Elizabeth Forward girls basketball team admittedly got off to a sluggish beginning of its game against Brownsville on Monday night. It’s good the Warriors consider themselves a second-half team. Elizabeth Forward hit its stride late with a big fourth …
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McKeesport boys remain unbeaten in section after win over Fox Chapel

So far, McKeesport coach Gerald Grayson is perfect in section play since returning to his alma mater. Grayson’s Tigers (3-2, 2-0) proved to be a bit too athletic for visiting Fox Chapel (1-4, 0-2) on Tuesday night, earning a 52-45 …
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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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Steel Valley plans to play up-tempo under 1st-year coach Schifino

In his first year as coach of the Steel Valley boys basketball team, Drew Schifino has great expectations for the Ironmen. “We have major things like quickness and height,” said Schifino, 33, who left Waynesburg after one season (6-16) as …
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Thomas Jefferson wrestling squad looking strong in early going

As the high school wrestling season gets under way, Thomas Jefferson head coach Rudy Nesbitt is not shy about the lofty goals he has for his Jaguars. After all, the veteran coach sees, first-hand, the type of talent he has …
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WM wrestling rebuilding after losses to graduation

The West Mifflin wrestling program has had 22 seniors graduate over the last three seasons. Coach Tony Salopek has grown accustomed to the revolving door, but this year it might have caught up with the Titans. “We’re kind of in …
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