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West Mifflin not getting Verizon FiOS anytime soon

By Patrick Cloonan
The Verizon FiOS fiber optic system of bringing television signals into homes is available in some but not all Mon-Yough communities. Last week a Verizon spokesman acknowledged that it may be some time before all municipalities, and all neighborhoods in those ...

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High school football notebook: Official’s decision impacts WPIAL Class AAAA title game

For the third time in four years, the WPIAL Class AAAA final included a key call by an official. An inadvertent whistle in the third quarter Friday negated a Pine-Richland fumble in a 21-13 victory over Central Catholic. The Rams …
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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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Belle Vernon Area enters playoffs with 3 straight wins after downing Elizabeth Forward

Heads held high. That’s how the Belle Vernon Area football team will be heading into the WPIAL playoffs. The Leopards downed their Route 51 rivals, …
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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’s Rohan commits to Seton Hill for softball

Steel Valley junior Chelsea Rohan gave Division II Seton Hill a verbal commitment to play softball. Rohan, a catcher, batted .596 with four home runs and 18 RBIs last year at Steel Valley, which is a combined 22-11 with two …
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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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