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Gorman: Best WPIAL champion ever a matter of the heart

By Kevin Gorman
There is a foolproof way to turn a casual conversation about high school football into a heated debate. Ask someone to name the best team in WPIAL history. While the popular pick nowadays is the 1987 North Hills Indians that won the USA Today mythical national championship, it’s far from a ...
McKeesport rewarded for risk taken at end of 1st half, beats Mt. Lebanon, 35-10
By Mark Kaboly
George Smith figured “what the heck.” Now, “what the heck” didn’t send McKeesport into the second round of the WPIAL Class AAAA playoffs for the ...
McKeesport preparing for banged-up Mt. Lebanon in 1st round
By Dave Mackall
When the WPIAL announced its postseason football brackets this week, some coaches were surprised to learn of their first-round opponent and some weren’t. Then, there was ...
Previewing some of Western Pa.’s top WPIAL first-round matchups
By Staff Reports
Class AAAA 15-Fox Chapel (4-5) at 2-Penn-Trafford (9-0) 7:30 p.m. Friday Winner gets: No. 7 North Allegheny (7-2) or No. 10 Upper St. Clair (4-5). The buzz: ...
North Allegheny girls defend state team tennis title
By Jeff Dewees
HERSHEY — Shady Side Academy threw its best game at North Allegheny, but again; it was not enough. In an afternoon of tennis dominated by WPIAL teams, the Tigers defended their PIAA Class AAA girls team title with a 3-1 win over the Indians on Saturday at Hershey Racquet Club. Three of ...
NA’s Davison, Mt. Lebanon’s Potts hope to stick with WPIAL favorite Schwartz
By Ed Phillipps
When the WPIAL cross country meet takes place Thursday at Cooper’s Lake Campground in Slippery Rock, Shaler’s Brianna Schwartz said she simply wants to run ...
Previewing some of Western Pa.’s top matchups for Week 8
By Staff Reports
Here’s a look at some of the top matchups for Week 8 in Western Pennsylvania: Class AAAA Quad Central 2-AAAA Woodland Hills (6-1, 5-0) ...
FR wrestler Kemerer, Mt. Lebanon’s Stout make college choices
By Paul Schofield and Bill West
Franklin Regional senior Michael Kemerer, one of the top wrestlers in Pennsylvania, will continue his career for one of the top college teams in the ...
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 ...
Late TDs pace Mt. Lebanon in win over Bethel Park
By Brian Duermeyer
Fourth-quarter touchdowns from Eddie Jenkins and Joey Stabile helped Mt. Lebanon hold off host Bethel Park, 30-22, in a Quad South matchup  between playoff hopefuls Friday. With his team clinging to a one-point lead with 3:56 remaining, Jenkins’  63-yard score on a designed quarterback run gave Mt. Lebanon (5-1, 4-1) some ...
Previewing some of Western Pennsylvania’s top Week 6 matchups
By Staff Reports
Here’s a look at some of Western Pennsylvania’s top matchups for Week 6: Class AAAA Quad Central Mt. Lebanon (4-1, 3-1) at 10-AAAA Bethel Park (3-2, 2-1) 7:30 ...
Previewing some of the top Week 5 matchups in Western Pennsylvania
By Staff Reports 9:16 p.m.
Here’s a look at some of the top Week 5 matchups in Western Pennsylvania: Class AAAA Quad Central Peters Township (2-2, 1-2) at 9-AAAA Mt. Lebanon (3-1, ...
Penn Hills runs past Mt. Lebanon defense
By Chris Harlan
Call this Penn Hills’ version of a hurry-up offense. As in, hurry straight to the end zone. Penn Hills struck fast with touchdown runs of ...
Fast-paced offense has led Mt. Lebanon to 3 dominating wins, but Penn Hills is ‘ready’ for challenge
By Chris Harlan
So far, only the referees have slowed Mt. Lebanon. The Blue Devils successfully have installed a hurry-up tempo and a no-huddle attack this season to ...
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Shaler’s Ryan Landry, Mt. Lebanon’s Laura Pryor
By Alex Olmanns
Ryan Landry School: Shaler Year: Junior Sport: Soccer Claim to fame: Landry scored five goals on Saturday in a 6-3 win over Woodland Hills to ...
1 year after 0-2 start, 5 WPIAL teams are seeing how the other side lives
By Chris Harlan
Laurel Highlands coach Zack Just shared a sense of optimism with his players this week. Sure, they’re heavy underdogs to Thomas Jefferson, but there’s reason ...
Previewing some of the top Week 3 high school football matchups
By Staff Reports
Here’s a look at some of the top matchups for Week 3 in Western Pennsylvania: Class AAAA Quad Central 10-AAAA Mt. Lebanon (2-0, 1-0) at Baldwin (1-1, ...
HS highlight reel: Highmark set to host soccer games
By Tribune-Review
Saturday marks the kick off to high school soccer season at Highmark Stadium at Station Square on the South Side. Mt. Lebanon will meet Pine-Richland ...
Gorman: Mt. Lebanon coach leads USA to gold
By Kevin Gorman
Dori Oldaker was still bleary-eyed Labor Day, three days after returning home from her two-week trip to China. One thing the Mt. Lebanon girls basketball coach could still see clearly in her mind’s eye was her moment on the medals stand. Oldaker led the USA to its first gold medal ...
HS highlight reel: Mt. Lebanon coach wins gold medal
By Tribune-Review
Success seems to follow Dori Oldaker, no matter where she is coaching — even in China. Mt. Lebanon’s highly-successful girls basketball coach led Team USA’s ...
Putting last year in the past key for Mt. Lebanon
By Jason Mackey
Though he’s only entering his third year in the WPIAL, coach Mike Melnyk has a pretty good handle on how common it is for Mt. ...
HSFB preview by position: Transition to defensive line no easy task
By Chris Harlan
Tyler Hudanick’s future could be offense. The Seneca Valley senior has shown an ability to block, and his 6-foot-5, 290-pound frame certainly makes him big ...
High school notebook: Hempfield basketball coach Marino resigns
By Jason Mackey
After helping the Hempfield boys basketball team to its first playoff win since 2003, coach Mark Marino has resigned, citing the desire to “pursue some other opportunities.” Marino, 35, declined to say what those opportunities were, other than that money — a lack of teaching job — was a factor. “At ...
Three Rivers Rowers capture silver at Youth Nationals
By Karen Kadilak
With a different partner, North Hills senior Brad Walter won a second straight silver medal in pairs competition at the USRowing Youth National Championships last ...
Young Mt. Lebanon lacrosse teams fall in PIAA semifinals
By Jason Mackey
MECHANICSBURG — Sophomore Brian Kelly insisted the Mt. Lebanon boys lacrosse team had fun. The message, strange as it may sound given the circumstances, was echoed by freshman midfielder Brian Ward. So, what exactly is odd here? The Blue Devils didn’t win the game. They suffered a 15-10 loss to Penncrest on Tuesday ...

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