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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 ...
HS highlight reel: Practices for winter sports start today
By Tribune-Review
While football players for eight WPIAL teams go over game plans and prepare for Friday’s championship games during practices Monday afternoon, some of their classmates will head to the hardwood, wrestling mat and swimming pool to begin official practices for winter sports. Monday is the beginning of winter sports season ...
Avonworth knocks Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic from unbeaten ranks
By George Guido
After coming up short in its previous four games against Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic, Avonworth finally broke through Friday night. A 93-yard, 16-play drive by the Antelopes ate up nearly eight minutes of the fourth quarter and culminated with a 3-yard run by fullback Brandon Wasko to give Avonworth a 28-21 ...
WPIAL Class A semifinal capsule: Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic vs. Avonworth
By Bill West
class A SeMIFINALS No. 1 Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic (11-0) vs. No. 5 Avonworth (10-1)   7:30 p.m. Friday at Mars Athletic Complex ...
Serra Catholic boys soccer team loses WPIAL 1st-round game to Avonworth, 1-0
By Ray Judy
Avonworth may be playing its best soccer of the season, and it couldn’t come at a better time. The No. 9-seeded Antelopes got a goal from ...
Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic grinds out 28-0 victory over Avonworth
By Brian Duermeyer
Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic’s high-powered rushing attack has the top-ranked Trojans on the verge of another undefeated season after a 28-0 victory over  No. 4 ...
Trib Cup: Depsite injuries, Avonworth boys again earn WPIAL playoff berth
By Brian Graham
At times this season the Avonworth boys soccer team looked more like a who’s who of injured players than a starting lineup. Tom Angell — in his ninth year at the helm — never entered a season with such high expectations for the Antelopes, but also never expected to run into ...
WPIAL football coaches use unique awards to motivate their players
By Chris Harlan
Northgate’s Romello Snyder has drawn stares when he walked onto the football field, and a referee once made him promise he wouldn’t hurt anyone. Maybe ...
Area’s top runners perform well at state championship course in Hershey
By Karen Kadilak
North Allegheny junior Madeleine Davison established herself as a serious contender for the PIAA Class AAA girls cross country title by winning at the PIAA ...
Returning Avonworth players have something to prove
By Gary Horvath
Avonworth very well could have been the second-best Class A team in PIAA football last year. The Antelopes’ only two losses came against eventual PIAA ...
Class A breakdown: WPIAL realignment shakes up conferences
By Paul Schofield
There will be a new look for the WPIAL’s smallest classification in 2014. Numerous changes had the WPIAL move teams around to new conferences in Class ...
Defensive pressure carries Avonworth past Frazier in first round
By Jason Black
The Frazier boys basketball team had a solid season, but Wednesday, the Commodores ran into an Avonworth team that was on top of all aspects ...
Avonworth boys looking for consistency during unbeaten start
By Kevin Ritchart
Dan Bradley has a clear understanding of the values he’s trying to instill in his players, no matter the sport. “We teach organization, discipline, fundamentals and commitment,” Bradley said. “We’re teaching the values of life, and the kids are starting to grasp that.” In the fall, Bradley imparts these values to the ...
No. 2 North Catholic, Fulmore edge Avonworth
By Brian J. Duermeyer
Versatile playmaker P.J. Fulmore scored a 1-yard touchdown with 4:08 left in the fourth quarter as No. 2 seed North Catholic came from behind to defeat Eastern Conference foe Avonworth, 14-7, in a  Class A quarterfinal at Hampton’s Fridley Field. The victory moved North Catholic (11-0) back into a semifinal matchup ...

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