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Avonworth boys set championship expectations

By Brian Graham
The Avonworth basketball team has won four of its last five games and secured a playoff berth heading into Friday’s season finale against Northgate. Despite their ...
5 WPIAL Class A players named to all-state team; 2 picked in Class AAA
By Staff Report
Five players from the WPIAL were honored Wednesday as members of the Class A PA Football Writers all-state team. The group included Riverside senior quarterback Jason ...
Unbeaten Clairton dismisses Avonworth in WPIAL Class A quarterfinals
By Karen Price
In a rematch of last year’s WPIAL Class A title game, defending champion Clairton dominated the second half and defeated Avonworth, 46-21, in the WPIAL ...
Gorman: Avonworth QB Chandler cherishes record season
By Kevin Gorman
Zach Chandler saw his sophomore season end with a broken collarbone, and then watched the WPIAL final his junior year on a scooter as he ...
Benedetti’s overtime score propels Seton-La Salle boys soccer to WPIAL Class A title
By Haley Sawyer
Who ride? We ride. The traditional chant was even stronger and unified for the Seton-La Salle boys soccer team, which is headed to its second consecutive ...
Previewing the 2015 WPIAL soccer championships
By Bill Hartlep
CLASS AAA BOYS No. 4 Canon-McMillan vs. No. 2 Fox Chapel When: 8 p.m. Friday Records: Canon-McMillan (17-3), Fox Chapel (17-1-1) How they got here: ...
High school football statewide notebook: Bishop Guilfoyle chasing another unbeaten season
By Staff Reports
Defending PIAA Class A champion Bishop Guilfoyle will endeavor to complete its second consecutive undefeated regular season this Friday night when the Marauders host 8-1 Somerset. Guilfoyle beat Class AAA Johnstown last week, as Evan Chadbourn scored on three short runs and Sam Keating hauled in two long touchdown passes ...
Gorman: Avonworth’s Pappas pulls double duty
By Kevin Gorman
Cole Pappas knows the frantic feeling that accompanies a game-winning kick. “You have a nervous breakdown before you take those kicks,” Pappas said. “It’s crazy what your mind does to you.” The Avonworth senior, who splits his time between kicking for the football team and starring at center midfielder in soccer, ...
Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic gets vengeance against Avonworth
By Brian J. Duermeyer
Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic got its revenge. Now the Trojans have a shot at a fourth straight conference championship. Khalil Weathers and Keith Wells scored second-half ...
Gorman: A ridiculous rule for golf
By Kevin Gorman
Where Katie Carlson was playing golf Tuesday at Rolling Hills Country Club, her sister Caroline was running a cross country meet on the rolling hills at Northgate. What a shame that the WPIAL Class AA championship included one and excluded the other, all because of a ridiculous rule. Because Avonworth doesn’t ...
Big plays decisive as Avonworth downs Shenango
By Brian Duermeyer
Avonworth’s pass-first offense continued to produce big plays in a 28-20 victory over visiting Shenango on Friday. Senior quarterback Zach Chandler completed 16 of 30 passes ...
Trib Cup: Avonworth girls volleyball off to quick start
By Alex Oltmanns
With just over two weeks left in the 2014 regular season, the Avonworth girls volleyball team was a longshot to qualify for the WPIAL Class A playoffs. But after winning four of their last five games to end the regular season, the Antelopes advanced to the postseason, where they defeated ...
Gorman: Avonworth QB enjoys healthy start
By Kevin Gorman
Zach Chandler can’t help but wonder what his junior season could have been, if only he had stayed healthy. The Avonworth quarterback led the WPIAL ...
Class A breakdown: Teams going Bear hunting again this season chasing Clairton
By Paul Schofield
Clairton football coach Wayne Wade’s team achieved almost everything it set out to do in 2014, everything except win the PIAA Class A title. The way ...
Avonworth hopes to build on special season
By Alex Oltmanns
Advancing to the WPIAL title game last season for the first time in 55 years was certainly a memorable moment for the Avonworth program. But after ...
WPIAL denies rule change requested by Avonworth golfers
By Chris Harlan
The WPIAL board denied a request from two Avonworth golfers that would have let both qualify for the girls championship. Avonworth does not have a girls golf team, so the school can enter only one competitor in the girls section qualifier. Avonworth requested relief from that PIAA policy for sisters Caroline ...
Class AA gets walk-off win to cap all-star games
By George Guido
It was announced that if the WPIAL Class AA/A all-star contest was tied after nine innings, the game would be declared a draw. That made Class ...
High school notebook: WPIAL honors scholar-athletes
By George Guido
The vastly expanded WPIAL scholar-athlete luncheon Monday included 20 individuals who received $1,000 each in scholarship money to their chosen colleges. The program honored two or four athletes in its previous 23 years. Girls receiving scholarships at the Green Tree DoubleTree hotel were Maria Fleck (Mohawk), Madeline Holmberg (Hempfield), Victoria Kocsuta (Montour), ...
High school notebook: Franklin Regional coach, wrestlers honored nationally
By Tribune-Review
Franklin Regional wrestling coach Eric Mausser on Tuesday was named the All-USA Wrestling Coach of the Year by USA Today. The eighth-year coach led the Panthers to a second straight PIAA title. He also coached five state finalists, including All-USA first-team selections Spencer Lee and Michael Kemerer and ...
McGuffey’s top-seeded Nicolella advances to WPIAL Class AA wrestling semifinals
By Bill West
The best of WPIAL Class AA wrestling became demystified for McGuffey junior Gage Nicolella on Friday evening at South Fayette. His introduction to the classification’s WPIAL ...
WPIAL Class A notebook: Clairton climbs all-time title list
By George Guido
Clairton’s victory brought the school its 11th WPIAL football title. That ties New Castle for second on the all-time WPIAL championship list. Aliquippa is tops with 15 titles. • The 46 points scored by the Bears marks the second time in WPIAL history that a team has gone over ...
Clairton wins 11th WPIAL football championship
By Dave Mackall
Lamont Wade barely could contain his excitement, and who could blame him? His Clairton football team had just won another WPIAL championship. Wade, the Bears’ standout ...
Avonworth faces ‘tall order’ against unbeaten Clairton
By Dave Mackall
So much for that Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic-Clairton matchup. Avonworth took care of that. Get ready for Clairton-Avonworth at 11 a.m. Friday at Heinz Field in ...
Gorman: Wasko fulfills ’Lopes hopes
By Kevin Gorman
As Avonworth’s fullback, Brandon Wasko had to overcome an impactful injury in front of him while dealing with a devastating death behind him. Wasko made three pivotal plays in the final minutes of Avonworth’s 28-21 victory over top-seeded Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic to complete what he calls “the game of ...
Avonworth’s signature ‘drive’ propels it to title date with Clairton
By George Guido
For years, Denver Broncos fans have fondly remembered “The Drive.” That’s the 98-yard, 15-play march engineered by quarterback John Elway that tied a 1987 NFL playoff ...
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