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Led by top QB, South Fayette offense among WPIAL’s all-time best

By Chris Harlan
With his smartphone in hand, Brett Brumbaugh uses an occasional study hall to watch online videos. But that doesn’t mean he’s not studying. “Just a …
Experienced senior class leads defending champion South Fayette
By Nathan Smith
After his team played 12 playoff games over the last three years, South Fayette coach Joe Rossi referred to the veterans of this season’s squad …
Class AA breakdown: Revamped Allegheny Conference among many changes
By Bill West
Highlands coach Sam Albert wants his players to fixate on X’s and O’s, not A’s — as in Class AA instead of AAA. Realignment led …
HSFB preview by position: Versatility key for tight ends
By Chris Harlan
The best tight end in the WPIAL doesn’t actually play tight end. At 6-foot-4, 245 pounds, Kittanning’s Nick Bowers has ideal size for the position. …
HSFB preview by position: The spread is spreading for quarterbacks
By Chris Harlan
Not long ago, high school coaches settled for a quarterback who could throw or run. Now, many want one who does both. With pass-oriented spread …
WPIAL diamond all-stars compete
By George Guido
The Class AAA all-stars and the Class AA squad came up winners Sunday in the 11th annual WPIAL Baseball Coaches Association doubleheader at Butler’s Kelly Automotive Park. Class AAA 4, Class AAAA 3 — A two-run single by Belle Vernon’s Dylan Pietrantoni drove in Keith Gannon of Mars and Uniontown’s …
Elizabeth Forward scores five in the seventh to advance to softball semis
By Mark Kaboly
Inning after inning, South Fayette kept putting runners on base. In three of the first four innings of Tuesday’s Class AAA quarterfinal game against Elizabeth …
Young players step up for South Fayette in quarterfinal-round win
By Chris Harlan
South Fayette teammates Sara Jubas and Emily Bryan could say confidently they’ve never had a WPIAL playoff game better than this. Of course, it also …
West Mifflin baseball bounces South Fayette in postponed game
By Mark Kaboly
There’s no denying A.J. Olasz takes West Mifflin to another level — a championship-caliber level. Without him — and West Mifflin has been without its …
Hempfield earns 3-peat at WPIAL AAA track and field team championship
By Paul Schofield
There was no suspense in who was going to win the WPIAL Class AAA girls track and field team championship Monday at Baldwin. Hempfield breezed …
Youth takes South Fayette softball to another level
By Jason Mackey
Ashley Iagnemma doesn’t notice the group of six freshmen and sophomores making a major impact on the South Fayette softball team, but it’s not that …
South Fayette softball in the hunt for section title
By Nathan Smith
The South Fayette softball team’s top goal this season is to make history. The Lions came into the year on the prowl for their first …
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Hampton’s Ben Vey, South Fayette’s Ashley Iagnemma
By Brian Graham
Ben Vey School: Hampton Year: Senior Sport: Baseball Claim to fame: University of Buffalo recruit Vey went 3 for 3 with a home run to …
Harlan: South Fayette QB Brumbaugh invites Division I interest
By Chris Harlan
In an era of read-option and mobile quarterbacks, South Fayette’s Brett Brumbaugh doesn’t quite fit that mold. At 6-foot-4, 200 pounds, he won’t outrun defenses. But the junior can throw over them. “The thing with Brett is he’s such a typical pro-style quarterback,” South Fayette coach Joe Rossi said. “Everybody …
Led by Kittanning’s Nolf, 3 locals win Class AA state wrestling titles
By Bill West
HERSHEY — A force on the mat like few to ever come through the WPIAL, Kittanning senior Jason Nolf showcased one of his other great …
9 WPIAL wrestlers hope to finish season unbeaten
By Bill West
Not all that different from their peers, nine particular WPIAL wrestlers begin the PIAA individual championships Thursday at Hershey’s Giant Center with their minds set …
Southmoreland junior avenges WPIAL finals loss to claim Class AA regional title
By Bill West
JOHNSTOWN — During the PIAA Class AA Southwest Regional wrestling championship’s Parade of Champions Saturday evening, three WPIAL champs — Jefferson-Morgan’s John Demaske, South Park’s …
Burrell sends 4 to PIAA semifinals
By Bill West
Burrell junior heavyweight Al Beattie advanced to the semifinals of the PIAA Class AA Southwest Regional Championships without wrestling for even a second Friday at …
Class AAA swimmers knock off 6 records in WPIAL championships
By Jason Mackey
First came the North Allegheny girls, a few minutes into the WPIAL swimming and diving championships. Then it was Upper St. Clair, equally as dominant …
North Allegheny girls again favored to win WPIAL swimming championship
By Jason Mackey
Jacquelyn Du wants the North Allegheny girls swimming and diving team to focus on its own times during Thursday and Friday’s WPIAL championships. With as …
Kittanning wrestler Nolf wins 4th WPIAL individual crown
By Bill West
The crowd of at least 1,500 at Chartiers Valley High School roared louder than at any other point Saturday night as the PA announcer rattled …
South Fayette’s Carr seeks to follow brothers’ footsteps at WPIAL Class AA wrestling championships
By Bill West
South Fayette’s Carr clan has placed itself firmly among the ranks of recent powerhouse wrestling families in WPIAL Class AA. Nick Carr, a 2011 South …
South Fayette’s Zombek, Mohawk’s Stelter defend WPIAL diving titles
By Kevin Lohman
Prior to his final dive, South Fayette senior Stephen Zombek stepped onto the diving board, looked to the crowd and flashed a smile in the direction of his parents and girlfriend. He knew he had the WPIAL Class AA boys diving title in the bag. “I knew going into my …
Elizabeth Forward ousts South Fayette in WPIAL Class AAA playoffs
By Jason Mackey
It won’t be one-and-done for the Elizabeth Forward boys basketball team this season. Austin Matta scored 12 points, and George Prota added 10 as the fourth-seeded Warriors sneaked past No. 13 South Fayette, 47-40, in a WPIAL Class AAA first-round game Tuesday at Canon-McMillan. Elizabeth Forward moved into the quarterfinals, …
South Fayette stymies Greensburg Salem in Class AAA preliminary game
By Paul Schofield
It’s tough to win basketball games when you can’t make shots. Fortunately for South Fayette, it had Nick McKee. The 5-foot-10 junior guard was the only player on the floor for either team to consistently make shots in the first half. This came from a player who hadn’t practiced in …

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