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High school notebook: Plenty to play for in GAC in Week 9

By Chris Harlan and Bill Hartlep
Just 11 of 64 possible WPIAL football playoff positions remain open heading into the final week of the regular season, and many teams have plenty ...
Moonlighting athletes summoned for assistance at Western Beaver
By Karen Kadilak 8:55 p.m.
Western Beaver is relying on athletes from other sports to help it rebuild. Seniors Cody Acon (basketball and baseball), John Petrosky (basketball and baseball) and Austin ...
Apollo-Ridge’s depth on display in shutout win over Western Beaver
By R.A. Monti
Apollo-Ridge showed how deep it was in its 27-0 nonconference win over Western Beaver on Friday at Owens Field. Without star wide receiver and defensive back Tre’ Tipton for almost three quarters, the No. 6 Vikings kept rolling. “We’re a resilient group,” Apollo-Ridge coach John Skiba said. “We didn’t miss ...
The Birdie, aka ‘Mr. Perfect,’ likes short games
By The Birdie
The Birdie has been predicting games in the Valley since the Allegheny River was a puddle. He has seen football games last just more than a hour and others that have taken three times that long. And they’re getting longer. “It used to be I could check out a game, get ...
Experience a strength this season for Western Beaver
By Karen Kadilak
With most of its starters returning, prospects are bright for Western Beaver. “With only three seniors, we were very young last year,” coach Matt Gray said. ...
Father-son combinations celebrate WPIAL baseball titles
By Chris Harlan
While awarding his team WPIAL championship medals five years ago, Beaver baseball coach Bruce Herstine wished that someday he’d repeat the experience with his sons, ...
Western Beaver beats OLSH to earn Class A title
By Adam Bittner
Chad Miller said he’d been waiting for the water cooler bath all season. The Western Beaver coach finally got it when his team won the ...
Breaking down the WPIAL baseball championships
By Compiled By Chris Harlan
Here’s a look at the WPIAL baseball championship games: Class AAAA Seneca Valley vs. North Allegheny 8 p.m., Wednesday, Consol Energy Park Seneca Valley (18-3) …
Miller pitches Western Beaver past Serra Catholic into WPIAL finals
By Mark Kaboly
Brian Dzurenda’s scouting report on Nick Miller couldn’t have been better. In fact, the Serra Catholic coach was spot-on perfect. Heading into Tuesday’s Class A semifinal playoff game against Western Beaver, Dzurenda knew Miller had a nasty curveball that he would throw in any situation imaginable. “The whole idea was to ...
High school roundup: Trinity clinches 3rd place in Big 9
By Staff Reports
Trinity’s football team scored third place in the Class AAA Big 9 Conference with a 31-30 victory in double overtime Saturday at Ringgold. Don McWreath scored on a 1-yard run, and Sam Trapuzzano’s extra point gave Trinity a seven-point lead in the second overtime. Demetrius Louis, who rushed for 118 ...
Playoff experience valuable to returning West Beaver players
By Doug Gulasy
Western Beaver coach Matt Gray believes postseason experience helps teams in future seasons. If that’s true, the Golden Beavers’ back-to-back WPIAL playoff appearances should come ...
Eastern Michigan recruit makes lasting impression at Penn Ohio game
By Staff Reports 11:52 a.m.
Dustin Creel had one more game to play before he heads off to Eastern Michigan to play wide receiver for the Eagles. Even though Mother ...

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