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5 Operation Pork Chop defendants sentenced to 5 years probation

By Patrick Cloonan
The first sentences were handed down on Thursday in the McKeesport area gambling investigation known as Operation Pork Chop. Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Joseph …

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Daily News spotlight athletes: Clairton’s Harrison Dreher, West Mifflin’s Alyssa Cairns

Harrison Dreher School: Clairton Class: Sophomore Sport: Baseball Claim to fame: Dreher went  4 for 4 and struck out six in four innings to help …
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Veteran coach Rocco institutes change at East Allegheny

John Rocco has been a baseball man for a long time. In his 32 seasons as a high school coach, he’s led teams to countless playoff berths, mentored future high-profile athletes and come close to winning a PIAA title. Rocco …
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Freshman fill-in Matthews tosses 4-hitter as EF routs No. 4 Southmoreland

Elizabeth Forward built a big lead early against No. 4 Southmoreland and kept adding to it Wednesday until a 10-run rule ended the WPIAL Section …
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Twins ‘Gooden’ enough to win as McKeesport edges Plum

McKeesport knew it had to play a good game to have any chance to avenge its only loss and knock off undefeated Plum. The Tigers had to settle for a Gooden game instead, and that was just fine with them. …
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Norwin Knights shine in win over Kiski Area

Playing without a full roster, the Norwin softball team still found its way to first place in Section 1-AAAA on Thursday. Christiana Skrabak homered and had three RBIs, and the Knights overcame the absence of four starters who were attending …
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Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Serra Catholic’s Cole McCombs, West Mifflin’s Paige Flore

Cole McCombs School: Serra Catholic Year: Freshman Sport: Baseball Claim to fame: Combs tossed a no-hitter and struck out 14 to lead the Eagles to a 4-0 win over Monessen in Section 2-A on April 9. On Monday, he tossed …
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South Allegheny southpaw dominates Charleroi

Brenna Pribanic nearly was flawless. The South Allegheny sophomore left-hander pitched a one-hitter on Tuesday as the Gladiators shut down visiting No. 5 Charleroi 2-0 in a WPIAL Section 4-AA softball game, the Cougars’ first loss. Jordan Swarmer’s fourth-inning triple …
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Steel Valley softball falls to Charleroi

A win over Charleroi wouldn’t have clinched Steel Valley’s first section championship in 15 years. It wouldn’t even have sewn up a second consecutive playoff appearance for Matt Janov’s softball team. But it sure would have put them well on …
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TJ boys volleyball still finding room to grow

In his four years of starting for Thomas Jefferson, setter Luke Good has seen it all, but he said this year’s team is a different feeling. “The difference between this year’s team and the last three I’ve been on is …
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