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New WPIAL hall of famer Yannessa cherises the process

By Justin Criado
Don Yannessa is a winner, there’s no disputing that. But what’s even more impressive than the numbers is the way he changed the culture everywhere …

Alle-Kiski Valley notebook: Apollo-Ridge’s Tipton gets offer from Toledo
By Bill West
Though considered a football player with Division I-level talent since his freshman season, Apollo-Ridge junior Tre Tipton fretted when spring came and he remained without …
Leechburg grad excited for opportunity as defensive coordinator at Arkansas
By George Guido
For Leechburg native Robb Smith, one coaching door closing led to another opening. Smith, a 1993 Leechburg High School graduate, lost his job as linebackers …
Gateway’s Robak added to all-star game
By Michael Love
Two weeks ago, Gateway seniors Delvon Randall and Zaihe Regus were named as two members of the West team for the upcoming Pennsylvania State Football …
East-West game to provide showcase for Franklin Regional
By Doug Gulasy
Franklin Regional football coach Greg Botta recently found himself making hotel reservations locally for nearly 70 of the top high school football players in Pennsylvania. …
Colosimo looking to build Valley into perennial contender
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Since rebooting his football coaching career at Valley, Muzzy Colosimo received quite an honor. One might call it a real resume-booster. Colosimo recently found out …
Ringgold turns to Nick Milchovich
By Jeff Oliver
Nick Milchovich is thankful for many reasons to be the new head football coach at Ringgold. And one of those reasons is that he won’t …
High school notebook: Franklin Regional to host East-West game
By Paul Schofield  and Chris Harlan
Franklin Regional football coach Greg Botta, who serves as the WPIAL director for the Pennsylvania Football State Coaches Association, announced Monday that the annual East-West game will be played at 2 p.m. May 4 at Franklin Regional. The game, which rotates sites, features some of the top players in the …
Gateway pair selected for all-star game
By Michael Love
The rosters for the Pennsylvania State Football Coaches Association’s East-West All-Star Game have been released and Gateway seniors Delvon Randall and Zaihe Regus are on the West team for the May 4 contest at Franklin Regional High School. As a senior for the Gators this past fall, Randall was all …
PIAA board approves football changes
By Staff Report
In its board of directors meeting Thursday, the PIAA made a slight change to the regular-season football schedule and full contact practices. A recommendation to extend the regular season by two days was approved 22-9 to allow a JV matchup on Monday. e_SBlt After a 31-0 vote, the board added …
Jenkins: Italy football trip plans on schedule
By Jeff Oliver
Things are on schedule for a 2015 trip to Italy that will see local high school football players take on the Italian Junior National team. …
Humbert is looking for numbers at BVA
By Jeff Oliver
Now that the dust has settled from his departure from Ringgold, new Belle Vernon Area football coach Matt Humbert says he sees exciting things with …
Clairton promotes defensive coordinator to head football coach
By Mark Kaboly
It didn’t take long for the Clairton Bears to find a replacement for Tom Nola, and they didn’t have to look very far to find him. Clairton hired defensive coordinator Wayne Wade on Wednesday with a unanimous 7-0 vote a week after Nola left to take the vacant coaching job …
Nola excited to get new journey started
By Michael Love
For the second time in about nine months, Gateway football players held a meet-and-greet with a new head coach. About three dozen players were introduced …
Gallagher retires as Perry football coach
By Kevin Gorman
After winning seven City League championships in 13 seasons, Bill Gallagher is retiring as football coach at Perry Traditional Academy. Gallagher said his decision was …
Ringgold expects crowd of applicants for football coach
By Jeff Oliver
Ringgold Athletic Director Ron McMichael has a strong feeling his phone and email account with the district will be very busy the next few days. That’s because the district suddenly finds itself in need of a new football coach after Matt Humbert was hired at Belle Vernon Area earlier this …
Latrobe approves hire of football coach
By Alex Oltmanns
The Greater Latrobe School Board didn’t have to look far in its search for a new football coach. In fact, it only needed to look down the halls of the high school building and into Jason Marucco’s biology classroom. The school board unanimously approved Marucco’s hiring last Tuesday, and he …
High school roundup: Gateway, Ambridge, Bentworth hire football coaches
By Staff Reports
Gateway School Board members officially hired Tom Nola as the district’s varsity football coach Wednesday night, selecting the longtime Clairton coach to replace Donnie Militzer, …
Humbert bolts Ringgold for BVA
By Rick Bruni Jr.
Matt Humbert endured three weeks of sleepless nights before ultimately obtaining his dream scenario. On Monday, Humbert was hired as head football coach at Belle …
Skiles back at Bentworth again
By Jeff Oliver
Perhaps, for Ron Skiles and Bentworth, the third time will be the charm. Skiles was hired Tuesday night to coach the struggling Bearcats football program. …
Tragesser resigns as Norwin football coach
By Doug Gulasy
One week after Norwin officials reaffirmed their decision to bring back their current football coach for another season, the district is looking for a new …
TJ gridders Winovich, Costy enamored by Big 33 berths
By Ray Fisher
Two integral members of the 2013 Thomas Jefferson football squad — seniors Chase Winovich and Cole Costy — have been selected to participate in this …
Latrobe names new football coach
By Staff Report
Latrobe School Board named Jason Marucco as its football coach Tuesday. Marucco, a Latrobe graduate, replaces Ray Reitz, who was not retained after going 18-28 in five seasons. Marucco has been an assistant coach at Mt. Pleasant, Latrobe and East Allegheny. — Staff reports …
Gateway to hire successful Clairton football coach Tom Nola
By Josh Yohe
The man who led the Clairton football team into national prominence is leaving Class A for one of the WPIAL’s glamour jobs. Sources confirmed to …
Deer Lakes loses football coach to Northgate
By Bill West
Discouraging times continue for the Deer Lakes football program. The coach Deer Lakes hired in January 2013 to turn its struggling football program around, T.J. Wiley, finished his first season winless. The district opened its head football coach position Monday night at about the same time Northgate approved Wiley as …
High school notebook: Nola’s move to Gateway among many coaching changes Monday
By Josh Yohe Bill West  and Doug Gulasy
The man who led the Clairton football team into national prominence is leaving Class A for one of the WPIAL’s glamour jobs. Sources confirmed to …
Friday night lights entice new Butler football coach
By Rick Wills
Rob Densmore says he would rather follow high school football than any other sport, including professional or college football. “I would watch high school football …
HS Buzz: PIAA board will hear Sto-Rox appeal March 20
By Chris Harlan
Sto-Rox administrators will meet with the PIAA Board of Directors on March 20 to discuss the enrollment numbers submitted by the district, athletic director Howard Bullard said. The PIAA numbers released in January moved Sto-Rox to Class AA football. The school, which has said its numbers were flawed, would like …
Seton Hill football inks 25 recruits in Class of 2014
By Paul Schofield
As Seton Hill football coach Isaac Collins surveyed the list of the 25 recruits who inked letters of intent, the second-year coach said the coaching staff succeeded in bringing in bigger players at the skill positions, adding athletic players and building depth along the offensive line. Those were areas Collins …
Search for new Gateway coach could end soon
By Michael Love
Gateway athletic director Randy Rovesti said Monday the search for a new varsity football head coach might soon be coming to an end. He said the Gateway School Board could vote to hire a coach at its meeting next Wednesday. Rovesti again could not comment on specific candidates who are …
Bloom signs letter of intent to UConn
By Spencer Sadler
Poor weather conditions couldn’t deter Alec Bloom last week from signing his letter of intent to play football at the University of Connecticut. A three-sport …
Former Woodland Hills QB Randall in trouble again
By Margaret Harding and Adam Brandolph
His football coach, his attorney and Woodland Hills High School officials avoided questions on Monday about their star quarterback accused of leading police on a …
South Park reverses course, won’t open football coach’s job
By Jason Mackey
The South Park School Board called an audible. After initially saying 31-year veteran Tom Loughran’s job as head football coach would be opened at its …
Pahanish, Rash humble co-recipients of prestigious TJ football honor
By Brian Knavish
When the players on the Thomas Jefferson football team cast their votes for this year’s Breisinger Award winner, they took that duty seriously, like they …
Gators senior duo selected for Big 33
By Michael Love
Gateway seniors Montae Nicholson and Anthony Davis have been selected to play in the 57th annual Big 33 Football Classic all-star football game at Hersheypark Stadium on June 14. The 42-member Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association selection committee met at Penn State University’s football complex and assembled the team based …
Trib Prospect: Gateway’s Anthony Davis
By Jason Mackey
Wednesday’s recruiting holiday — National Signing Day — will represent the end to a long, winding road for Gateway defensive back Anthony Davis. Davis committed …