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Gorman: Westinghouse, Wilkinsburg aiming for acceptance

By Kevin Gorman 5:54 p.m.
Westinghouse and Wilkinsburg played for keeps Saturday, then traded handshakes for hugs and posed together for pictures. That scene at the Sto-Rox tip-off tournament touched not only Bulldogs coach Phyllis Jones but her counterpart, Wilfred Dennis. “It was spontaneous and it was nice to see that the girls were willing to ...
Gorman: Sad ending for last Tigers
By Kevin Gorman
Stephon Byrd sat on a wooden bench in the Wilkinsburg locker room, staring straight ahead in a state of disbelief. Byrd had broken off a ...
Riverview routs Wilkinsburg for 2nd straight win
By George Guido
The new Hulton Bridge opened next to Riverview High School earlier this week. And the Raiders hope they can soon start bridging the gap between themselves ...
WPIAL hands out suspensions for Wilkinsburg-Monessen fight
By Chris Harlan
Wilkinsburg must suspend two football players and Monessen must suspend one as punishment for an on-field fight last weekend, the WPIAL announced Wednesday. All three players must be suspended for at least two games. As long as the schools comply with that discipline, both teams will be ...
Monessen, Wilkinsburg await WPIAL ruling
By Chris Harlan
The Monessen and Wilkinsburg football teams will learn their repercussions Wednesday for an on-field fight this past weekend. Representatives from the schools and three game officials attended a hearing Tuesday at the WPIAL office in Green Tree. Afterward, members of the WPIAL Board of Directors deliberated into the evening. Their decision ...
WPIAL to conduct hearing on Monessen-Wilkinsburg fight
By Kevin Gorman
Representatives from Monessen and Wilkinsburg will have a hearing before the WPIAL Board of Directors Tuesday to discuss the fight that caused their football game Saturday to be stopped. The game was called at 6:59 of the third quarter with Monessen leading 18-0, when a fight broke out between the ...
Fight stops Monessen-Wilkinsburg game in 3rd quarter
By Staff Reports
The Monessen-Wilkinsburg football game was stopped midway through the third quarter Saturday when a fight broke out between the teams and Monessen refused to continue playing at Graham Field. Wilkinsburg football coach and athletic director Mike Fulmore said Monessen was leading 18-0 with 6:59 in the third quarter when the game ...
Jeannette celebrates success in style with win over Wilkinsburg
By Karen Price
Joe Mucci recalls the 1968 Jeannette football season, his first as head coach, as if it were in the recent past. The Jayhawks won their first ...
Springdale tends to business in rout of Wilkinsburg
By George Guido
Springdale took a business trip to Wilkinsburg on Saturday. And in businesslike fashion, the Dynamos routed Wilkinsburg, 50-12, in an Eastern Conference game at historic Graham Field. Ethan McFarland scored three touchdowns, Joel Wunnenberg and Ben Sowinski added two apiece and the Springdale defense held the Tigers to minus-24 net rushing yards. The ...
Clairton awaits word on RB Wade, who sprained ankle in 72-6 rout of Wilkinsburg
By George Guido
The Clairton express steamrolled through Wilkinsburg on Saturday afternoon and recorded a 72-6 victory. But the Bears hope a main cog in the machinery won’t be missing for too long. Lamont Wade, who set a WPIAL record with 2,762 rushing yards last season, was set to score a third touchdown in the ...
Leechburg drops Wilkinsburg thanks to 6 takeaways
By John Krysinsky
Leechburg defeated Wilkinsburg, 40-14, on Friday for an opening-night win by capitalizing on six turnovers in matchup between Eastern Conference rivals at Veterans Memorial Field. Cory Nulph and Darius Bennis ran for two touchdowns, and J.B. Burtick threw a touchdown pass and ran a fumble back for another Leechburg score to ...
Everette to lead Wilkinsburg offense under center
By George Guido
Low turnout numbers have been a problem at Wilkinsburg for some time. Fourth-year coach Michael Fulmore was hoping the program could form a cooperative agreement with a nearby school in the offseason, but nothing materialized. But that setback hasn’t dimmed Fulmore’s outlook on the coming season. “We’re always going to have that obstacle,” ...
Ford City battles, earns hard-fought 46-43 win over Wilkinsburg
By Matt Grubba
Ford City’s big three played like three big players should. Blake Bower, Nate Baillie and Brandon Heilman attacked the offensive boards and accounted for all but ...
South Fayette football team distributes Steelers tickets to Carlynton, Wilkinsburg
By Bill Hartlep
The Carlynton and Wilkinsburg football teams each went through their share of struggles this season. Members of the South Fayette football program experienced nothing but success, not only this year but last year as well, as the Lions successfully defended their WPIAL and PIAA Class AA championships. On Sunday, the Lions will ...
From venues to playoff format, much has changed in 100 years of WPIAL championships
By Chris Harlan
Don Yannessa remembers vividly how the fans waited on Aliquippa streets for the buses to arrive home with his 1955 championship team. The Quips, with a senior named Mike Ditka, had just beaten Mt. Lebanon, 14-13, in a WPIAL football final at Pitt Stadium. A little-used sophomore that season, Yannessa watched ...
Gorman: Wilkinsburg stands strong
By Kevin Gorman
Wilkinsburg’s season ended like it began, with a championship trophy. Where Wilkinsburg started by celebrating the 100th anniversary of winning the first WPIAL football ...
Serra Catholic snaps 28-game losing streak with 38-36 victory over Wilkinsburg
By Ray Judy
There usually isn’t much to celebrate when a team finishes a season 1-8. But that’s not the case for Serra Catholic. The Eagles snapped a 28-game ...
Riverview runs over Wilkinsburg
By Ed Phillipps
A parade of Corvettes circled Graham Field on Saturday, but it was the Riverview football team that left tracks. Ray Robair rushed for 127 yards on eight carries to lead the Raiders past host Wilkinsburg, 33-12, on Saturday afternoon on a field that became worn down and muddy as rain ...
HS highlight reel: PBC announces Hall of Fame Class
By Tribune-Review
Billy Knight, a former Pitt legend and one of the greatest players in Western Pennsylvania history, will be honored by the Pittsburgh Basketball Club as part if the organization’s 2014 Hall of Fame Class, which was announced Tuesday. Knight, who played a General Braddock High School, highlights the sixth annual ...
Early score sets dominant tone in Springdale’s victory over Wilkinsburg
By William Whalen
All Springdale needed was the game’s first 13 seconds to set the tone and put away Wilkinsburg, 31-0, in a Class A Eastern Conference game Friday at Veterans Memorial Field. Springdale (2-1, 2-1) running back Michael Banachoski picked up a short opening kickoff and raced 68 yards through the heart of ...
Clairton steamrolls past Wilkinsburg
By Ed Phillips
It’s hard to imagine improving on a 70-0 Week 1 victory, but Clairton managed to outdo itself in Week 2. The second-ranked Bears (2-0, 1-0) rolled to an 86-0 Class A Eastern Conference win over Wilkinsburg on Friday night at Clairton’s Neil C. Brown Stadium. “That’s our goal each week, to get ...
Gorman: Wilkinsburg senior takes a pass on center
By Kevin Gorman
Jonathan Carpenter always wanted to be a quarterback, but he had a problem preventing him from playing the position. Instead of being under center, he was the center. Then Wilkinsburg coach Michael Fulmore offered Carpenter a chance to compete for the starting quarterback job this season. “It was always a dream, ...
Wilkinsburg holds off Leechburg
By George Guido
After two years as a starter at center, Wilkinsburg’s Jonathan Carpenter sparkled in his debut at quarterback. Carpenter completed seven passes for 192 yards and three touchdowns as the Tigers posted a 24-14 victory in the season opener at Graham Field. Sophomore Robert Higginbotham caught a 73-yard pass from Carpenter to open ...
Century after 1st WPIAL title, Wilkinsburg tries to ‘reintroduce our history’
By Kevin Gorman
The football player strikes a pose reminiscent of the Heisman, but time has tarnished the trophy to a faded green similar to the Statue of ...
Versatile players to lead shorthanded Wilkinsburg
By George Guido
Small turnout numbers and the addition of several talented programs to the Eastern Conference should concern Wilkinsburg’s third-year coach Michael Fulmore. Instead, however, Fulmore is anticipating the challenge with a core of players that he says are starting to understand what is needed to help turnaround a program that hasn’t made ...
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