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Melocchi pleads guilty to leading McKeesport gambling ring

By Patrick Cloonan 4:21 a.m.
McKeesport area gambling ring mastermind Ronald M. “Porky” Melocchi pleaded guilty Wednesday to a felony count of running a corrupt organization. Melocchi, 55, of West …

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Jeannette, Clairton set to square off with conference lead on the line

Here’s something that might be hard to believe: Though less than 25 miles apart, Clairton and Jeannette, two schools with similar enrollments, never have played …
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South Park grinds out win over East Allegheny

South Park coach Tom Loughran met with his players in a cramped locker room just minutes after the Eagles came away with a 17-7 Century …
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Daily News spotlight athletes: Serra Catholic’s Joe Vecchio, Elizabeth Forward’s Sarah LaVelle

Joe Vecchio School: Serra Catholic Class: Sophomore Sport: Golf Claim to fame: Vecchio shot an 80 in the Section 7-AA qualifier at South Park Golf Course last week to qualify for the WPIAL Class AA championship, set for Wednesday at …
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McKeesport’s quick-strike attack routs Hempfield

Hempfield coach Rich Bowen spent all week preparing for McKeesport’s flexbone offense, and the veteran coach was excited with what he saw. “We looked pretty …
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Norwin boys competing with the WPIAL’s elite

Standing at 9-3 overall and 6-1 in WPIAL Section 1-AAA, the Norwin boys soccer team has plenty of reason to be optimistic. But then when you consider that the Knights’ three losses have come to teams with a combined 30-1-1 …
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Serra Catholic volleyball team sets sights on 1st-place Canevin

Last season, the Serra Catholic girls volleyball team went 12-0 in Section 2-A and earned a spot in the WPIAL Class A playoffs. The Eagles were eliminated in the quarterfinals by eventual WPIAL champion Bishop Canevin. After section realignment, the …
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Daily News spotlight athletes: West Mifflin’s Kyle Mack, South Allegheny’s Nina Tyszkiewicz

Kyle Mack School: West Mifflin Year: Senior Sport: Soccer Claim to fame: Mack has scored six times, including two game-winners for the Titans, who are second in Section 3-AA. He has scored in all but two of West Mifflin’s games …
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No. 9 Steel Valley holds off Quaker Valley in thriller

The home crowd was treated to a show Friday when Steel Valley visited Quaker Valley, but it wasn’t the one it was hoping for. No. 9 Steel Valley (4-1, 4-1) won a thrilling 28-26 game with early playoff implications against …
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Seton-La Salle football team to play Friday at Baldwin Stadium

Seton-La Salle will host East Allegheny in a Century Conference football clash Friday at Baldwin Stadium. Game time is 7 p.m, and tickets will be available at the gate. It will be youth night and pink-out night for the Rebels, …
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West Mifflin girls soccer battling for playoff spot

Nearing the end of the regular season, the West Mifflin girls soccer team finds itself in an unfamiliar position: fighting for a playoff spot. At 6-6 overall and 6-4 in Section 5-AA following Monday’s 4-1 win over Obama Academy, the …
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