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Firefighters douse blaze at abandoned house

By Patrick Cloonan 12:31 a.m.
McKeesport firefighters made quick work of a midday blaze Tuesday on the porch of a long-abandoned house on Petty Street in the city’s Fifth Ward. “All ...

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Scoring record within reach for Clairton

Soon after Clairton had beaten Avonworth with another convincing victory in the Class A championship game to open the annual four-game WPIAL football extravaganza last …
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East Allegheny boys basketball team ready for fresh start in Class AA

The East Allegheny boys basketball team is starting fresh. Coming off a 2012-13 season in which they advanced to the postseason, the Wildcats failed to win a game last year, going 0-20 and 0-12 in WPIAL Section 4-AAA. But East …
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Same school, new team for Elizabeth Forward boys basketball coach Kosanovich

In three seasons as the coach of the Elizabeth Forward girls basketball team, Sam Kosanovich led the program to a 64-15 record and three consecutive playoff appearances. Now, Kosanovich has been tapped to lead the boys basketball team at Elizabeth …
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Athletic McKeesport boys basketball team features new coach, up-tempo style

The basketball season has yet to begin, but Gerald Grayson’s return to McKeesport already is drawing crowds. Open gym workouts have pulled in between 40 and 50 kids, a marked improvement from years past. “We do have a lot,” said …
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Norwin swimmer Painter headed to Kentucky

When Norwin senior swimmer Kathryn Painter visited the campus of the University of Kentucky, she knew she wanted to be part of Big Blue Nation. …
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Daily News spotlight athletes: Serra Catholic’s Zac Quattrone, TJ’s Rachel Stover

Zac Quattrone Year: Senior School: Serra Catholic Sport: Football Claim to fame: After missing the first half of the season because of a shoulder injury, Quattrone finished the campaign with five touchdowns, three interceptions and 616 all-purpose yards. The senior …
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Daily News area standouts sign letters of intent

South Allegheny senior Seth Hitchens, who needs 24 victories to become the third wrestler in school history to reach 100 for a career, signed a letter of intent to attend Division II Pitt-Johnstown. He is among a group of high …
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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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Five Thomas Jefferson soccer players named first-team all-section

Five members of the Thomas Jefferson boys’ and girls’ soccer programs have been named first-team all-section. Seniors Mahesh Dhaubhadel and Matt Wardlaw and junior Matt Prezioso received first-team all-section nods on the boys’ team. Juniors Veronica Napolitano and Hannah Wardlaw, …
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Indiana whips West Mifflin, 42-12, earns shot at top seed Central Valley in next round

Right from the start, Indiana set the tone for a first-round playoff victory over West Mifflin on Friday night. The Little Indians pushed around the Titans on Indiana’s home field and secured a 42-12 victory in a WPIAL Class AAA …
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