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Matsook believes 'old' Rochester Rams are back

Gene Matsook wondered if it was over. For years, he coached formidable Rochester teams that were perennial conference champs and WPIAL title contenders. But after ...

WPIAL history full of football dynasties

Some of the WPIAL's best Washington, 1917-23 Wins: 1920, '23 Second: 1922 Tie: 1917 While Wilkinsburg won the first three WPIAL titles from 1914-16, Washington had ...

Rochester looks to get back in playoff hunt

After rebuilding the last two seasons, Rochester looks forward to returning to what has become a familiar place: the WPIAL Class A playoffs. The Rams — ...

High school football lifts spirits in Western Pennsylvania's former industrial towns

Decked head-to-toe in Sto-Rox green, principal Tim Beck hung his head at halftime as the rusting scoreboard flickered and died. "It hasn't been our finest year," ...

HS highlight reel: Brentwood to host Rochester at TJ

Brentwood will host Rochester at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Thomas Jefferson High School Stadium for in a Week 5 Class A nonconference game. Brentwood ...

More experienced Rochester team expects to bounce back

Gene Matsook is not one to make excuses when his team performs poorly. But few could fault him for citing youth as a major factor ...

Fresh faces to lead way for Rochester

The Rochester Rams will have a lot of new faces on the field in 2013. Coach Gene Matsook lost eight starters on both sides of ...

Riverview baseball team rolls into quarterfinals

Riverview scored four runs in the fourth and fifth innings and rolled to a 9-4 victory over Rochester in the opening round of the WPIAL ...

North Catholic upsets Rochester to reach semifinals

P.J. Fulmore scored three second-half touchdowns, including a 45-yard reception from quarterback Adam Sharlow, as No. 6 North Catholic held off No. 3 Rochester, 22-15, ...

Four WPIAL football playoff sites moved for 1st round

The WPIAL urged playoff hosts with grass fields to relocate Friday's games, but some teams have decided to stay put for now. Sto-Rox and Jefferson-Morgan ...

Rochester rallies to down Neshannock

His head held high, a sly grin on his face, Dante Marsick nodded to his right while he pointed into the center of the Rochester ...

Rochester seeks to add to decorated tradition

Rochester coach Gene Matsook says there's a perception that the Rams don't rebuild — they reload. He doesn't think that's true. "We probably actually overachieved last ...


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