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High school notebook: Sto-Rox celebrates 50 years of football

Sto-Rox football will celebrate its 50th anniversary this week, a half-century that started with a WPIAL championship in its first season. The school formed when Stowe ...

Sto-Rox trying to rediscover tradition

It's only fitting that in the 50th season of Sto-Rox football, coach Jason Ruscitto has been preaching to his players a message of rediscovering the ...

Offensive spurt lifts Burrell past Sto-Rox

Sto-Rox scored first, but Burrell scored the next 23 points in an eventual 62-30 win at Sto-Rox on Friday night. Burrell improves to 4-2, and Sto-Rox ...

Murray's 5 1st half touchdowns carry Steel Valley to victory

Class AA No. 7 Steel Valley continued to hit on all cylinders Friday night with its 55-0 victory over Sto-Rox in a Century Conference game ...

South Allegheny mounts 2nd-half rally to top Sto-Rox

More often than not, being backed up on your own 1-yard line limits a playbook substantially. South Allegheny coach Pat Monroe threw conventional wisdom out the ...

Sto-Rox looks for improvement in Class AA

It wasn't long ago the Sto-Rox Vikings were perennial contenders. Just a year removed from three straight WPIAL Class A championship game appearances, second-year coach Jason ...

Gorman: Can Sto-Rox revive sports?

Sto-Rox announced it is bringing back spring sports baseball and softball, which begs a question: Can a school district revive what it killed? "I was ...

High school notebook: Spring sports return to Sto-Rox

WPIAL realignment didn't have much of an effect on the softball teams in Section 1-AA. Only one team will join the existing group of teams. Unfortunately ...

High school notebook: PIAA heat acclimation rules under review

The state-mandated heat acclimation period for football teams would increase from three days to five under a proposal the PIAA Board of Directors reviewed at ...

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," ...

High school notebook: WPIAL splits decision on Lincoln Park transfers

The WPIAL issued a split decision on two Lincoln Park transfers Wednesday when it ruled Jihad Cromer ineligible and Michael Smith eligible. Both basketball players transferred ...

HS highlight reel: Hearings scheduled before WPIAL board

The WPIAL scheduled several eligibility hearings for November with Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic junior Isaiah Harvin among them. The Penn Hills native, who transferred from ...

HS highlight reel: SF wrestler Walker chooses Kent State

Anticipating another long season on the football field, South Fayette senior J.J. Walker committed to Kent State for wrestling a couple weeks before the season ...

Sto-Rox starting from scratch in Class AA

The Vikings are venturing into uncharted territory. Virtually everything about the Sto-Rox football program will be different this season, just one year after a third straight ...

Class AA breakdown: Revamped Allegheny Conference among many changes

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 to ...

Sto-Rox's Williams shows he belongs in Big 33 loss to Maryland

HERSHEY — The WPIAL's all-time passing leader wasn't here to prove anything. "If I throw 30 touchdowns, I'll still have doubters," said Sto-Rox's Lenny Williams, ...

High school roundup: Football coaching carousel complete

It has been quite a busy offseason for high school football coaches looking for jobs in Western Pennsylvania. With 22 positions open in the WPIAL and ...

Cornell, Montour softball teams benefit from Sto-Rox transfers

When her teammates wore blue to softball practice, Cornell junior Shyanne Rippole wore green. It wasn't a fashion statement. "All I have is Sto-Rox ...

High school notebook: Franklin Regional to host East-West game

Franklin Regional football coach Greg Botta, who serves as the WPIAL director for the Pennsylvania Football State Coaches Association, announced Monday that the annual East-West ...

PIAA board approves football changes

In its board of directors meeting Thursday, the PIAA made a slight change to the regular-season football schedule and full contact practices. A recommendation to extend ...

High school roundup: Gateway, Ambridge, Bentworth hire football coaches

Gateway School Board members officially hired Tom Nola as the district's varsity football coach Wednesday night, selecting the longtime Clairton coach to replace Donnie Militzer, ...

HS Buzz: PIAA board will hear Sto-Rox appeal March 20

Sto-Rox administrators will meet with the PIAA Board of Directors on March 20 to discuss the enrollment numbers submitted by the district, athletic director Howard ...

WPIAL announces its newest conference alignments for football

This was quite a welcome to Class A. The WPIAL created a fierce foursome when it grouped Class A newcomers Greensburg Central Catholic and Jeannette with ...

Aliquippa's Henry wins PAA's Mercury Award

Aliquippa's Dravon Henry was the recipient of the Pittsburgh Athletic Association Mercury Award, honoring the top high school football player in Western Pennsylvania. Henry, a ...

Penn Hills great Flynn to be inducted into PAA Hall of Fame

The Pittsburgh Athletic Association will induct former Penn Hills, Pitt and NFL safety Tom Flynn into its Hall of Fame Friday night at its annual ...


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