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High school notebook: 12 WPIAL players picked for Big 33 game

By Staff Reports
Twelve players from the WPIAL have been selected to play for Team Pennsylvania in the 39th annual Big 33 Football Classic, set for June 18 at Hersheypark Stadium. The group of seniors includes Woodland Hills running backs Miles Sanders (Penn State) and Jo-El Shaw (Syracuse), Clairton wide receiver Aaron Mathews (Pitt) ...
South Fayette diver Mahoney has sights set on WPIAL gold
By Chuck Curti
What started as a dare at a pool party could turn into gold for South Fayette junior diver Trevor Mahoney. After finishing as the runner-up in ...
Burrell claims 10th straight WPIAL Class AA wrestling championship
By Doug Gulasy
As the referee raised his arm following a victory in the WPIAL heavyweight bout against Freedom’s Evan Sweesy, Burrell senior Alex Moses looked at the ...
Top-seeded Belle Vernon chasing 1st title while Burrell goes for 10th straight
By Paul Schofield
Belle Vernon’s special 2015 wrestling season didn’t end the way the team had planned. The Leopards were beaten in the WPIAL Class AAA finals by eventual ...
Trib Cup: Top-ranked South Fayette girls seek return to title game
By Alex Oltmanns
Advancing to the WPIAL Class AAA title game last year as the No. 10 seed, the South Fayette girls basketball team entered the Feb. 28 game at the Petersen Events Center looking for its first WPIAL title. But the team’s improbable run to a finals came to an end as eventual ...
Preview: South Fayette, Chartiers Valley basketball teams prepare for playoffs
By Chuck Curti
The WPIAL basketball playoffs are set to begin Thursday, and it will be a busy time around the Bridgeville area as all four teams qualified. The ...
South Fayette hockey team finding consistency
By Chuck Curti
The building of the South Fayette hockey program is a story more than a decade in the making. It’s a story filled with stops and ...
Trib Cup: NA, South Fayette, Shady Side Academy, Sewickley Academy lead fall sports standings
By Alex Oltmanns
Four local high schools started the athletics calendar off this fall with the strongest collective performance across all ranges of interscholastic athletics in their respective classifications. With the fall season now just about over as the PIAA football playoffs draw to a close, four WPIAL school districts stand atop the ...
Chartiers Valley, South Fayette swimming pursuing different goals this season
By Chuck Curti
Swimming season opened with Chartiers Valley and South Fayette having different agendas. For the Lions, the boys and girls teams are coming off section titles and ...
WPIAL Class AAA girls basketball preview: South Fayette using title-game defeat as motivation
By Chuck Curti
Silver most often is given as a remembrance of a milestone or to commemorate a significant event. For the South Fayette girls basketball team, silver has ...
WPIAL Class AA notes: South Fayette’s Saxton sets WPIAL finals record
By George Guido
South Fayette sophomore quarterback Drew Saxton was spectacular in a losing performance Saturday. He completed 27 passes for 435 yards, a new WPIAL championship record, shattering the mark of 352 set by his predecessor Brett Brumbaugh last season. For the season, Saxton had 1,981 yards and 31 touchdowns. Lions coach ...
Aliquippa wins 16th WPIAL title, ends South Fayette’s 44-game winning streak
By Karen Price
The trick play was one Aliquippa had run over and over in practice this year but hadn’t used in an actual game in years. With the ...
Clairton among greatest WPIAL dynasties; Aliquippa, South Fayette close
By Chris Harlan
The Clairton Bears had a reservation for just before dawn at a family-owned restaurant along Route 51. It’s become an almost-annual tradition for the team ...
Gorman: Dynasties began with devastating defeats
By Kevin Gorman
As preposterous as the proposition sounds, dynasties are borne out of devastating defeat. Sometimes the best way to win big is by losing. “It depends ...
WPIAL Class AA final preview: Rivals South Fayette, Aliquippa to play for title for record 3rd straight season
By George Guido
The phrase “It’s the Same Old Song” is best known as the title of a 1965 recording by the Four Tops. But the “same old song” ...
HS highlight reel: Pair of title games to be on tape delay Saturday
By Bill Hartlep
As usual, Saturday’s four WPIAL football championship games all will be televised by Root Sports, but two will be on tape delay. The Class A ...
Gorman: Look out for unsung hero
By Kevin Gorman
That Aliquippa and South Fayette will play in the WPIAL Class AA final for the third consecutive year won’t be the only familiar storyline. The Quips and Lions boast a physical, productive runner in their backfield. Where Aliquippa’s Kaezon Pugh recently surpassed the 4,000-yard mark, South Fayette’s Hunter Hayes needs ...
South Fayette, Aliquippa form unique traditions for Thanksgiving Day
By George Guido
While many this Thanksgiving weekend are scrambling through airport lobbies and sitting through clogged bridge approaches, eight WPIAL high school teams are getting ready to ...
High school notebook: New classes put football finalists on the move next season
By Chris Harlan
At least four of this year’s eight WPIAL football finalists will join a new classification next season. Among them, Class AAAA finalist Central Catholic is headed to the newly formed Class 6A and championship opponent Penn-Trafford will join Class 5A, according to enrollment figures released Monday by the PIAA. The PIAA voted ...
No. 1 South Fayette slips past Steel Valley
By John Krysinsky
In a game with big plays and momentum swings, South Fayette came back from a first-half deficit and hung on to defeat conference rivals Steel ...
Section 5-AAA foes South Fayette, Chartiers Valley have high hopes for season
By Chuck Curti
Between them, the girls basketball teams from Chartiers Valley and South Fayette saw enough of Blackhawk last season. The Cougars knocked off both en route ...
WPIAL Class AA semifinal capsule: South Fayette vs. Steel Valley
By Dave Mackall
class AA SEMIFINAL NO. 1 SOUTH FAYETTE (11-0) VS. NO. 5 STEEL VALLEY (10-1) 7:30 p.m. Friday at Peters Township It has been 21 years since ...
South Fayette guts out win over Thomas Jefferson
By Karen Price
The South Fayette boys soccer team needed overtime to win its WPIAL semifinal and final games, and Tuesday against Thomas Jefferson in the first round ...
South Fayette secures 1st WPIAL soccer title
By John Krysinsky
South Fayette senior forward Jordan Smith’s goal 8 minutes into the first overtime led Lions to a 3-2 win and their first WPIAL boys ...
Freeport rallies past South Fayette in WPIAL semifinals
By William Whalen
A Yellowjacket never loses its stinger. After losing the match’s first set, No. 1 Freeport stormed back to win three straight as the Yellowjackets downed No. ...
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