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Coached by school’s all-time leading scorer, Wilkinsburg surges to Section 4 title

By Chris Harlan
A 16-point loss made Wilkinsburg coach Eugene Wilson feel optimistic. Yes, the Tigers lost. But more importantly, they didn’t fold when faced with the defending …
Gorman: Family affair, not feud, for Fulmores
By Kevin Gorman
Michael Fulmore had every right to be dazzled and dismayed when North Catholic’s terrific tailback weaved through the Wilkinsburg defense for a long touchdown run. …
West Shamokin on verge of first WPIAL playoff appearance
By George Guido
In what has become a year of firsts for West Shamokin football, the Wolves added another to the list Saturday afternoon. West Shamokin won a …
Riverview earns 1st victory of season over Wilkinsburg
By Wes Crosby
The Riverview Raiders, led by senior quarterback Zach Hanus, earned their first victory of the season with a 19-12 win in their Homecoming game against the Wilkinsburg Tigers on Friday night at Riverside Park. After forcing fullback Keir Barber to fumble late in the fourth quarter, the Tigers (2-3, 2-3) …
Springdale earns 1st win with shutout of Wilkinsburg
By Wes Crosby
Springdale’s first win will not be remembered as one of the most artistic WPIAL football games played, but after a rough start to the 2013 season, the Dynamos were satisfied with their 6-0 victory over Wilkinsburg (1-2, 1-2) at Veterans Memorial Field on Friday night. Springdale (1-2, 1-2) came out …
Apollo-Ridge rolls past Wilkinsburg, 56-36
By George Guido
It was a special day for Apollo-Ridge’s special teams. The kick coverage crew set up three first-half touchdowns as the Vikings (1-1, 1-1) rolled past Wilkinsburg (1-1, 1-1), 56-36, in Eastern Conference play Saturday at Graham Field. Apollo-Ridge has an 8-0 lead in the all-time series against Wilkinsburg. The 56 …
Wilkinsburg holds off Leechburg in opener
By Wes Crosby
Wilkinsburg and Leechburg seemed determined to put on an offensive onslaught Saturday afternoon, but the heat at Graham Field turned the game into a battle of attrition, as the Tigers held onto a 14-13 Eastern Conference victory in the season opener. Both offenses seemed poised for a big outing in …
Wilkinsburg finds motivation to win
By Andrew John
Michael Fulmore had something up his sleeve, bringing in a blast from the past to training camp in order to display the rich history of Wilkinsburg football. He welcomed former Pitt star and NFL player Darnell Dinkins to speak to his 2013 Tigers, hoping to motivate the group into regaining …
Riverview finally earns first victory
By George Guido
It took a while, but Riverview finally got into the victory column with a narrow triumph over a conference rival. Multi-threat senior Tim Wagner ran for a touchdown, caught a pass for another and had 93 yards of punt returns in the first half, as Riverview registered a 15-12 decision …
Springdale Dynamos grind out victory at Wilkinsburg
By Dave Yohe
Springdale first-year coach Dave Leasure could only laugh as he said it: “The best thing we could say is we got a win.” Springdale outlasted host Wilkinsburg on Saturday in a 15-0 Eastern Conference victory at Graham Field. “The hard part for these kids offensively is they’ve always been a …
Apollo-Ridge has no problems with Wilkinsburg
By R.A. Monti
In just the first half of a 41-0 victory against Wilkinsburg on Friday night, Apollo-Ridge quarterback Jesse Zelonka put up numbers that most high school …
Leechburg paced by run game, defense
By D.j. Vasil
Leechburg posted an opening-night win the old-fashioned way — with a sound running game, strong defense and just enough big plays. The Blue Devils defeated Wilkinsburg, 16-6, in the Class A Eastern Conference opener on Friday night at Veterans Memorial Stadium. Three big plays resulted in all 16 points for …
Changing mindset, attitude goal for new Wilkinsburg coach
By Andrew John
Another year, another coaching change at Wilkinsburg. A change in mindset is expected to do the trick in bringing success back for the Tigers. Wilkinsburg, …

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