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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 ...
High school football notebook: WPIAL quarters bring rematches for 8 teams
By Chris Harlan
For the second time in two months, Penn-Trafford will see McKeesport’s tricky-to-stop triple-option offense. Four rematches made the WPIAL playoff schedule for Friday night, including a Class AAAA quarterfinal between the Quad East foes. When they met Week 4, McKeesport won, 34-14, behind the rarely seen flexbone offense favored by coach ...
Shaler’s Schwartz sets course record, defends title at WPIAL championships
By Gary Horvath
Her countless days of training, no matter the weather, have paid off. Shaler junior Brianna Schwartz battled through near-freezing temperatures and ran the best race ...
West Shamokin’s girls volleyball team uses defense to advance
By Matt Grubba
To advance to the WPIAL quarterfinals, West Shamokin’s volleyball team got defensive. The sixth-seeded Wolves controlled play at the net despite a height disadvantage to earn a win over No. 11 Avonworth, 3-0, in the first round of the WPIAL Class A tournament Wednesday at Shaler. Senior Amanda Wensel and freshman Katie ...
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Central Catholic’s Ryan Sproule, Avonworth’s Thanna Oddo
By Brian Graham
Ryan Sproule School: Central Catholic Class: Junior Sport: Soccer Claim to fame: Sproule scored four goals in a 5-0 win over Allderdice on Oct. 8 ...
Avonworth runs over Springdale
By Wes Crosby
Coming off its first loss of the season, Avonworth got back on track with an emphatic 39-0 win over Springdale on Friday night at Veterans’ Memorial Field. The Antelopes (6-1, 5-1 Eastern Conference) took just three plays to score as quarterback Matt Donovan faked a handoff to Luke Bauer and hit ...
Trib Cup: Avonworth girls soccer on the rise
By Brian Graham
The Avonworth girls soccer team’s stock is trending upward. With back-to-back-to-back trips to the WPIAL playoffs to their credit, the Antelopes have established themselves as a contender for a WPIAL Class A title. “I definitely think we are on the rise and that’s because we have a lot of committed players, and ...
North Catholic QB bounces back, keys victory over Avonworth
By Jason Mackey
Adam Sharlow couldn’t let that cost his team a shot at the Eastern Conference title. Despite botching a punt that went for a loss of 4 ...

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