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PSU’s McKeesport campus nets $1.4M federal grant

By Patrick Cloonan
The federal government is providing more than $1.4 million over the next five years to help academic performance and increase student retention, the graduation rate and career options at Penn State Greater Allegheny campus. Officials at the McKeesport campus said Friday ...

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Clairton uses big second half, key turnover to pull away from Jeannette

One thing evident about No. 1 Clairton on Friday night was it never stopped running. Clairton (6-0, 5-0), however, had to find a higher gear …
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Youthful East Allegheny girls soccer moving in right direction

The East Allegheny girls soccer team will come up short in qualifying for the playoffs this season, but coach Steve Shurgot is still feeling good …
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Elizabeth Forward wins seesaw battle over Yough

Not many people outside the Elizabeth Forward football program expected much from the Warriors this season. At the midway point of the season, Elizabeth Forward continues to thrive. The Warriors thrilled its home crowd Friday with a 36-33 victory over Yough. …
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Defense shines bright as McKeesport routs Hempfield

Stop if you’ve heard this before. McKeesport’s triple-option offense gets much of the attention directed toward the Tigers’ celebrated football program. Its defense not so much. It might be time to show the ‘D’ some love. “Our defense is tough,” …
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Norwin takes control in 2nd half, upends Kiski Area

There were plenty of good vibes around the Kiski Area football team heading into Friday night’s game, but a big second half by Norwin ruined the mood for the Cavaliers’ fans at Davis Field. Trailing by three at halftime, the …
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Serra Catholic soars to victory on game-ending kick

This time, Alex Grace was good. The Serra Catholic junior kicked a 33-yard field goal as time expired Friday night to lift the Eagles to a 16-14 Class A Eastern Conference victory over Riverview. “It looked good from the very …
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Daily News Q&A: South Allegheny’s Jonathan Mayernik

South Allegheny coach Pat Monroe introduced Jonathan Mayernik at a recent pep rally as the national record-holder for longest touchdown reception. Big news, right? “Well, there might be 10,000 other guys who did it, but he’s tied for the longest,” …
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South Fayette extends winning streak in dominating fashion

South Fayette still hasn’t faced a fourth-quarter challenge. Hunter Hayes scored two rushing touchdowns, Dan Trimbur caught two more, and the Lions defense forced four …
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South Hills volleyball squads aim for second-half surge

The first half of the section season in girls’ volleyball wrapped up last week. Defending WPIAL Class AAA champion Baldwin won a big match last …
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West Mifflin limits chances for Laurel Highlands in conference win

Playing on the road in a key Big 10 Conference game, West Mifflin knew it would be tested against the high-powered Laurel Highlands offense Friday. …
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