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Propels leave the lights on to showcase their after-school activities

By Patrick Cloonan
Propel McKeesport and Propel Homestead carried out a national initiative on Thursday by celebrating what kids can do when classes conclude. “‘Lights On’ is a …

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Daily News Q&A: Lamont Wade, Clairton

No Harrison Dreher? No problem. His good pal Lamont Wade has stepped in full time to carry the load for Clairton in a season of …
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Defense saves day as East Allegheny edges South Allegheny

East Allegheny’s homecoming was pushed back by a teacher’s strike that closed the school for 16 days in September. The football team made it worth the wait. The Wildcats (3-4, 3-4) held off an intense second-half comeback by South Allegheny …
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Playoff experience pays off for Kittanning in preliminary round win over Elizabeth Forward

Kittanning has been in tight playoff games before, and that experience showed in this year’s postseason opener. Junior outside hitter Taylar Wolfe had a match-high 12 kills and added three aces to lead the Wildcats to a 3-0 WPIAL Class …
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No. 5 McKeesport pulls away from Norwin

George Smith is known for the flexbone triple-option offense — he has been running it at McKeesport for the better part of 20 years. However, if Smith calls a couple of more games like he did Friday against Norwin, that …
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Norwin tennis had breakout season

If history is any indicator, the Norwin girls tennis team’s season is typically over by the second week of October. But for the first time …
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Daily News spotlight athletes: Serra Catholic’s Sam Almeter, TJ’s Allie Yurkovich

Sam Almeter Class: Senior School: Serra Catholic Sport: Soccer Claim to fame: Almeter helped the Eagles to a 13-5 overall record and a second-place finish in Section 1-A. The senior defender also helped the Serra defense record six shutouts and …
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Shady Side Academy blanks South Allegheny to reach WPIAL girls soccer semifinals

Shady Side Academy was just a little quicker, a little faster, a little better. And it didn’t hurt that the Indians had Elizabeth Harper on …
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South Park uses 90-second, 28-point surge to get past Steel Valley

South Park and Steel Valley played an even game Friday in every facet except the score. A series of mistakes by Steel Valley (5-3, 5-3) led to South Park (6-2, 6-2) gaining a comfortable lead in its 42-23 Century Conference …
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Thomas Jefferson boys soccer team ousted by West Allegheny

Coming off a win over Ringgold on Monday night, Thomas Jefferson was in an upbeat mood coming into Thursday’s WPIAL quarterfinal against West Allegheny. But the defending Class AA champion Indians had other ideas. A goal off a direct kick …
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West Mifflin hoping to spoil TJ’s perfect season

The Jaguars are going for the kill. No. 3 Thomas Jefferson doesn’t expect to let up in the regular-season finale Friday night at home against …
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