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South Fayette, Karns City set for rematch in PIAA quarterfinals

By Matt Grubba
Not much has changed since WPIAL champ South Fayette and District 9 champ Karns City had their first playoff meeting a year ago. Both teams repeated ...
Gorman: South Fayette’s secret weapon
By Kevin Gorman
Dan Trimbur sat at his locker stall at Heinz Field, staring in stunned silence at the celebration surrounding him. South Fayette had defended its WPIAL ...
High school football notebook: Official’s decision impacts WPIAL Class AAAA title game
By Staff Reports
For the third time in four years, the WPIAL Class AAAA final included a key call by an official. An inadvertent whistle in the third quarter Friday negated a Pine-Richland fumble in a 21-13 victory over Central Catholic. The Rams kept possession and scored a touchdown on the next play. ...
WPIAL Class AA notebook: South Fayette’s Brumbaugh closes in on state passing record
By George Guido
South Fayette quarterback Brett Brumbaugh continues to move closer to Port Allegany’s Matt Bodamer’s state career passing record. Brumbaugh’s 352 yards Friday gave the Lions senior 10,645 yards in his career. That’s 303 short of Bodamer’s mark of 10,948, set just two years ago. e_SBlt The Class AA title ...
South Fayette again defeats Aliquippa to defend WPIAL Class AA title
By Bill West
South Fayette’s trio of three-play touchdown drives in the WPIAL Class AA championship bugged Aliquippa coach Mike Zmijanac, but the way the Lions burned long ...
WPIAL final wins over Aliquippa haven’t changed South Fayette’s underdog mentality
By Bill West
Even when recent history  favors his program, South  Fayette coach Joe Rossi believes the narrative of the WPIAL Class AA football championship never changes when ...
Aliquippa quarterback Fields ready when number is called
By Bill West
Early in his career as a quarterback, Aliquippa senior Darrien Fields imagined a day when coach Mike Zmijanac would approach him with grand plans to ...
South Fayette bound for Heinz Field after beating Seton-La Salle
By Ray Judy
South Fayette’s Brett Brumbaugh will have a chance to write to the perfect ending to his storybook WPIAL career. But he had a little help ...
WPIAL Class AA semifinal capsule: South Fayette vs. Seton-La Salle
By Ray Fisher
CLASS AA SEMIFINALS NO 1 SOUTH FAYETTE (11-0) vs. NO. 5 SETON-LA SALLE (10-1)   7:30 p.m. Friday at Peters Township Top-seeded South Fayette ...
Choosing Duquesne about home, family for South Fayette’s Brumbaugh
By Gary Horvath
After being wooed by football programs around the region, Brett Brumbaugh realized there’s no place like home. South Fayette’s star senior quarterback announced last week ...
South Fayette, other area soccer teams add to their schools’ state-level success
By Bill West
Past and present neighbors remind South Fayette senior Nick McKee, a midfielder and boys soccer captain, of the school’s considerable success in football. Senior defensive ...
Statewide HSFB notebook: Perkiomen Valley rolls to PAC-10 title in District 1
By Staff Reports
When the high school football season kicked off in late August, Perkiomen Valley was a question mark. By the time the Vikings closed out their Pioneer Athletic Conference slate last week, however, they resembled more of an exclamation point. By dispatching Upper Perkiomen, 56-7, in its regular season finale last Thursday, Perkiomen ...
WPIAL quarterfinals a prime time to see regular-season rematches
By Bill West
Plum coach Matt Morgan and his Mustangs walked off their home field after a 20-3 loss to McKeesport in Week 7 cognizant of how close ...
Previewing the WPIAL quarterfinals
By Staff Reports
Below is a look at some of the top WPIAL quarterfinal matchups: Class AAAA 2-Penn-Trafford (10-0) vs. 7-North Allegheny (8-2) 7:30 p.m. Friday at ...
South Fayette girls volleyball seniors ‘go down swinging’
By Gary Horvath
Trailing two games to none against Thomas Jefferson in the WPIAL Class AA quarterfinals, it would have been easy for the South Fayette girls volleyball ...
South Fayette’s Brumbaugh commits to Duquesne
By Bill West
The WPIAL’s all-time passing yardage leader will stay in the region where his name and record resonates the most after he graduates from South Fayette ...
Statewide HSFB notebook: Pope John Paul II football player continues comeback
By Staff Reports
With just one victory in nine tries, the Pope John Paul II football team has obviously struggled on the field this fall. That adversity, however, pales in comparison to what Golden Panthers’ senior linebacker Tyler Nugent has had to deal with off the field for the past few years. In August 2013, ...
South Fayette cross country rolls to states
By Gary Horvath
When South Fayette cross country coach Lindsay Dolan saw the results of the Class AA boys race at the WPIAL championship last Thursday at Cooper’s ...
Thomas Jefferson earns spot in volleyball semifinals after downing South Fayette for 3rd time
By Kevin Lohman
Thomas Jefferson’s girls volleyball team fought off a roaring comeback by Section 6 rival South Fayette to secure a bid to the WPIAL Class AA ...
Breaking down the WPIAL football playoffs
By Chris Harlan
Here’s a look at each classification in advance of the start of the WPIAL football playoffs Friday night. Class AAAA Favorite: Pine-Richland hasn’t won a ...
Statewide HSFB notebook: Scranton RB to miss rest of season with injury
By Staff Reports
His final carry covered 1 yard. Trying to help lead his team on a momentum shifting drive, Scranton’s Jake McCarthy limped back to the huddle after absorbing one of many physical hits from an aggressive Delaware Valley defense last week. Another play followed, a quarterback sneak for a first down, but in ...
South Fayette cross country has high hopes for WPIAL championships
By Gary Horvath
The South Fayette cross country team isn’t living in the past. Last season, the boys won the school’s first WPIAL cross country championship and finished third ...
South Fayette offense rolls past Seton-La Salle
By Gary Horvath
Top-ranked South Fayette showed Friday just how big of a gap there is between it and the rest of the Century Conference. The defending WPIAL and ...
Statewide HSFB notebook: After blackout, McDevitt downs Cedar Cliff in two-day game
By Staff Reports
Bishop McDevitt senior and Penn State recruit Andre Robinson returned to action after missing five games with a bone bruise near his right knee. Robinson, the reigning Class AAA Player of the Year, carried 23 times for 224 yards and two touchdowns during the Crusaders extended 49-33 win over Cedar ...
High school football notebook: Central Catholic readies for sell-out at Highmark
By Chris Harlan
Central Catholic is ready for its first sellout on the South Side. Athletic director Chuck Crummie said the Vikings expect a capacity crowd Friday night ...

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