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Elizabeth Forward honors 6 for state Special Olympics medals

By Patrick Cloonan 12:16 a.m.
Life skills were a topic in more ways than one at this week’s Elizabeth Forward school board meeting. Six students were honored Thursday for winning gold ...

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Daily News Fabulous 15: Senior standouts highlight boys all-star team

Players from WPIAL playoff qualifiers made up much of the annual Daily News Fabulous 15 boys basketball team for 2015. Class AAAA McKeesport and Class AAA West Mifflin and Steel Valley all boasted three players on the team, while Class …
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East Allegheny softball chasing winning season

Wins have been hard to come by for the East Allegheny softball program. But that hasn’t stopped the team from forging ahead and attempting to produce its first winning season in a long time. The Wildcats started this season’s campaign …
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Daily News spotlight athletes: EF’s Will Scott, Steel Valley’s Maddie Cotter

Will Scott School: Elizabeth Forward Class: Senior Sport: Baseball Claim to fame: Scott went 3 for 4 to lead Elizabeth Forward (1-3, 1-3) to a 10-6 win over Thomas Jefferson in a Section 4-AAA matchup last week. “We expected a …
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Numbers up for McKeesport track team

The McKeesport boys and girls track teams are rebuilding under first-year coach Tom Smith. The Tigers have about 50 boys and girls — 20 more than last year — but most are underclassmen, Smith said. Because of their inexperience, Smith …
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Gorman: Gribble lets game speak

Alayna Gribble fell in love with Petersen Events Center when she walked onto the court for the WPIAL Class AAAA girls basketball final. What the …
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Serra Catholic baseball team’s outburst sinks Monessen

The Serra Catholic baseball team allowed Monessen to score a run in the first inning, then shut the door on the host Greyhounds on Tuesday …
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South Allegheny soccer standout Tyszkiewicz chooses Robert Morris

When Nina Tyszkiewicz switched from center midfielder to forward before the start of her junior soccer season at South Allegheny, it wasn’t what she had in mind. In fact, it felt awkward. The move paid off for the two-time all-WPIAL …
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Daily News spotlight athletes: South Allegheny’s Brandon Ruffing, Steel Valley’s Krista Bayus

Brandon Ruffing School: South Allegheny Class: Senior Sport: Baseball Claim to fame: Ruffing pitched a nine-strikeout complete game to help the Gladiators (6-1, 3-1) get past East Allegheny, 7-1, in Section 4-AA last week. “We had high expectations for Brandon …
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Former TJ wrestling coach pins down WPIAL Hall of Fame berth

When his old friends Jim Collins and Tom Evans pulled him aside and handed him an envelope at the WPIAL Class AA wrestling tournament, Howard Crawford had a bad feeling about it. Since 1985, Crawford had served on the WPIAL …
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West Mifflin sprinter Garbark returns to top form after battling back from 2014 injury

It has been nearly a year since a torn hamstring broke Kevin Garbark’s heart. Physical pain led to mental anguish for the West Mifflin senior …
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