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Highlands can’t recover from turnovers in playoff loss to South Fayette

By Bill Beckner Jr.
With five playoff games, Highlands got a strong taste of the WPIAL’s new play-in format to determine state playoff spots. All told, though, the Golden Rams ...
South Fayette girls top Elizabeth Forward to reach 1st WPIAL title game
By Dave Mackall
Even without its center presence, South Fayette found a way to prevail in the semifinals of the WPIAL Class AAA girls basketball playoffs. The Lions switched ...
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: South Fayette’s J.J. Walker, Pine-Richland’s Amanda Kalin
By Brian Graham
J.J. Walker School: South Fayette Year: Senior Sport: Wrestling Claim to fame: Walker defeated Beth-Center’s Jason Stay, 3-1, in the 160-pound WPIAL Class AA championship ...
South Fayette’s Walker becomes WPIAL’s 25th 4-time wrestling champ
By Bill West
Listed next to No. 25 in the South Fayette football program each of the past three seasons was the name Jared “J.J.” Walker. Walker now has ...
Playing without senior standout, coaches, Steel Valley ousted from WPIAL playoffs by South Fayette
By Chris Harlan
Steel Valley’s star senior was seated in the front row of bleachers, and the team’s coach was nowhere to be seen. Unhappy that ...
WPIAL players selected to play in Big 33 game
By Staff Reports
Twelve senior players from the WPIAL have been selected to play in the 58th annual Big 33 Football Classic on June 20 at Hersheypark Stadium. The team includes Central Catholic tight end Graham Adomitis (Princeton), linebacker Bryan Glover (Eastern Michigan) and defensive back John Petrishen (Penn State); Penn Hills lineman ...
Section 1 runner-up Hampton earns No. 3 seed over 3 section champs in Class AAA
By Chris Harlan
South Fayette coach Rich Bonnaure wasn’t sure why his boys basketball team worked so hard for a No. 7 seed. “We might as well play ...
Harlan: Duquesne gaining popularity with WPIAL recruits
By Chris Harlan
With only 23, the number of FBS recruits from the WPIAL was lower than usual this year. But with FCS schools heavily recruiting here, more than three dozen others still joined Division I football. Duquesne can be credited for boosting that number. The Dukes signed eight WPIAL recruits from this ...
South Fayette girls basketball has ‘one eye’ on playoffs
By Gary Horvath
If everything goes according to plan, the South Fayette girls basketball team will be heading to the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs for the seventh straight ...
Burrell wrestling wins 9th straight Class AA team title
By Doug Gulasy
Each wrestling season, Josh Shields hears whispers that Burrell’s WPIAL Class AA championship streak might end. It hasn’t happened. No. 1 Burrell (11-5) won its ninth consecutive ...
South Fayette boys basketball focused on section title
By Gary Horvath
Members of the South Fayette boys basketball team have made it clear that they are focused on one thing this season. “Our first goal is ...
Top-ranked South Fayette wrestling here to stay
By Gary Horvath
The South Fayette wrestling team is hoping that the third time will be a charm when it comes to claiming a WPIAL Class AA team ...
Gorman: Pittsburgh Athletic Association awards a great event
By Kevin Gorman
The same guy who got me out of jury duty got me into one of my favorite events. In 2000, attorney Paul Walsh called to ...
Despite delay, South Fayette’s Walker shifts smoothly to wrestling
By Bill West
A future filled with wrestling takedowns awaited, but South Fayette senior J.J. Walker accepted that touchdowns and tackles remained his top priorities well into December. South ...
South Fayette swimming and diving reasserts championship hopes
By Gary Horvath
The South Fayette girls swimming team had a familiar finish at the West Allegheny Christmas Invitational on Dec. 30. Just like in last season’s WPIAL Class ...
Gorman: A resolution for new year
By Kevin Gorman
Now that a new year is upon us, perhaps we should make a resolution for Western Pennsylvania high school sports: Show some sportsmanship. For all of the positive stories in 2014 — and there were plenty — there were also some disturbing scenes at sporting events. The football season saw a brawl ...
Pine-Richland’s DiNucci, South Fayette’s Brumbaugh honored by Pa. Football Writers
By Staff Report
A pair of WPIAL quarterbacks were named players of the year by the Pennsylvania Football Writers on Tuesday. Pine-Richland’s Ben DiNucci and South Fayette’s Brett ...
South Fayette football team distributes Steelers tickets to Carlynton, Wilkinsburg
By Bill Hartlep
The Carlynton and Wilkinsburg football teams each went through their share of struggles this season. Members of the South Fayette football program experienced nothing but success, not only this year but last year as well, as the Lions successfully defended their WPIAL and PIAA Class AA championships. On Sunday, the Lions will ...
Injuries won’t dash South Fayette girls basketball’s hopes
By Gary Horvath
If there’s one thing that South Fayette girls basketball coach Matt Bacco wishes he wasn’t so used to, it’s seeing his starters get injured. This ...
High school notebook: Records tumble during PIAA football title games
By Staff Reports
It was a record-setting weekend in Hershey. Keepers of PIAA and WPIAL record books were busy updating their standards of excellence thanks to several outstanding individual ...
RB Hayes boosts South Fayette to 2nd straight state title
By Chris Harlan
HERSHEY — South Fayette won another state title in history-making fashion, but this time, it wasn’t with a passing record. Seconds after an emotional goal-line ...
South Fayette athletes joining forces on basketball court
By Gary Horvath
Rich Bonnaure might be the only person at South Fayette who is frustrated by the success of the school’s football team. For the second straight ...
Gorman: South Fayette has a ‘No Fly’ zone
By Kevin Gorman
While Brett Brumbaugh earns accolades at South Fayette for smashing state passing records, the Lions’ defense has a reason to roar. South Fayette has 25 ...
South Fayette aims to become 1st AA team to win consecutive PIAAs
By Bill West
The idea of losing a football game, once easy enough to imagine, now baffles South Fayette senior linebacker Brett Beltz. Defeat, something Beltz experienced 12 times ...
Brumbaugh, DiNucci could write, rewrite state passing record book
By Chris Harlan
With a little effort Saturday, South Fayette’s Brett Brumbaugh could break the state record for passing yards in a single season. He would need 334 ...

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