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HS highlight reel: PIAA approves Clairton sanctions

By Tribune-Review
Clairton football coach Wayne Wade will miss one game next season and his team will be on probation for a year as part of a punishment approved by the PIAA Board of Directors on Wednesday. As proposed by the school district, Wade will be suspended for the first game after ...
With early-season injuries mostly in the past, California girls looking to contend for title
By Ed Phillipps
After a long-awaited breakthrough season featuring a team full of underclassmen in 2013-14, the California girls basketball squad was expected to be a strong contender ...
California pounds Monessen, 45-10, in 3-A
By The Valley Independent
California Area had no problem with visiting Monessen in a Section 3-A girls’ basketball contest Monday, routing the Greyhounds, 45-10. California (14-0, 7-0) moved out to ...
Section win lifts Cal Area to first place
By Jeremy Sellew
In a midseason battle for the top spot in girls’ Class A, Section 3, California Area was able to hold off upstart and previously unbeaten ...
Greensburg Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Norwin’s Curtis Perz, California’s Lyndsey Huhn
By Andrew John
Curtis Perz School: Norwin Sport: Basketball Year: Senior Claim to fame: Perz, who eclipsed the 1,000-point plateau last week, finished with 23 points to lead ...
California girls rip Charleroi
By The Valley Independent
The California Area girls rolled over Charleroi Area, 59-24, to close out the California Holiday Tournament. The Trojans (10-1) raced out to a 19-5 lead in ...
California shuts down Carmichaels, 48-29
By The Valley Independent
The California Area Trojans were in a dogfight with Carmichaels during the first half of their non-section basketball game Tuesday night. The second half, however, was ...
Cal Area opens Teets’ job after two seasons
By Jeff Oliver
Most head coaches always remember their first job. There is no doubt that Bo Teets will remember his, but it won’t necessarily be a pleasant memory. Earlier ...
California has ‘starting 7’
By Jeremy Sellew
It’s all about comfort for California Area boys’ basketball coach Bruno Pappasergi. He took over last season when former coach Steve Luko stepped aside for medical ...
Cal girls now the hunted
By Jeremy Sellew
California Area girls’ basketball coach Chris Minerd knows his team will no longer be sneaking up on anybody. After reaching the WPIAL Class A semifinals as ...
Frazier, Beth-Center lead Tri-County South football squad
By Jeff Oliver
Frazier and Beth-Center dominated the Tri-County South All-Conference Team with nine and 10 players selected, respectively. It should come as no surprise that the two teams ...
Frazier wards off California, 34-12
By Kyle Pillar
No. 7 Frazier (8-1, 7-1) finished the regular season on a high note, rolling to a 34-12 victory over California on Friday night in Tri-County South action. In a penalty-filled game, it was dual-threat freshman Alvin Ross who led the Commodores to second-place finish in the conference. On the second play of ...
Maples’ Rush runs over California
By The Valley Independent
Dylan Rush ran for 141 yards and three touchdowns as Mapletown rolled over visiting California Area, 41-16, in a Class A Tri-County South contest. Adam Hein added touchdown runs of 10, 1 and 47 yards for the Maples (6-2, 6-2), who held a 35-0 lead going into the final quarter. California (1-6, ...
Charleroi, California to meet in Week 10
By Jeff Oliver
For Charleroi Area and California Area, it was a no-brainer. It was apparent after the midway point of the season that neither team was going to the WPIAL football playoffs. After all, going into Week 7, both teams were sitting at 0-6. Both wanted to play a game the 10th week ...
Valley Independent roundup: California picks up 1st win at West Greene
By The Valley Independent
California Area broke a seven-game losing streak Friday, picking up its first win of the season with a 20-0 shutout of West Greene. K.C. Zajicek and James Bongiorno combined for 272 yards on the ground for the Trojans (1-6, 1-5). “It feels good to get one under our belts,” Trojans coach ...
Bentworth stays alive with 13-6 win
By The Valley Independent
Bentworth kept its playoff hopes alive in the Tri-County South Conference with a hard-earned 13-6 win over host California Area. The Bearcats (3-3, 3-3) took a 7-0 lead in the second quarter when Ethan Tush scored one a 1-yard run. California (0-6, 0-6) made it 7-6 before halftime when K.C. Zajicek scored ...
Valley Independent roundup: California, Yough stay winless with routs
By The Valley Independent
The beat goes on for California Area and Yough as both teams remained winless after respective conference losses Friday night. The Trojans (0-3, 0-2) were hammered by Beth-Center, 47-0, in a Class A Tri-County South game and the Cougars (0-3, 0-3) bowed to Indiana, 49-15, in a Class AAA Greater Allegheny ...
California victim of Clairton’s ‘statement’
By Bill Hughes
First-year Clairton coach Wayne Wade was looking for his team to make a statement in his first game. Consider it made. The Bears scored early — 12 ...
WPIAL teams value hard-to-come-by nonconference games in Week 1
By Bill West
Bethel Park coach Jeff Metheny might wonder if there’s a sadist among the people responsible for making the WPIAL football regular-season schedules. That theory would ...
California Area younger, hopefully better
By Donnie Tasser
Second-year California head football coach Bo Teets had an up-and-down first season at the helm. The Trojans missed the playoffs, but finished a respectable 4-5 ...
California heads back to Tri-County South
By Jeremy Sellew
Second-year coach Bo Teets isn’t quite sure what to expect from his California team this season, although he does expect them to compete for a ...
Salvino will be coaching at California — as football aide
By Jeff Oliver
Joe Salvino is going to be coaching at California Area this season. However, Monessen basketball fans can relax because he isn’t leaving to coach the Trojans’ ...
Blackhawk’s Brendan McKay named Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Baseball Player of the Year
By Chris Harlan
PLAYER OF THE YEAR Brendan McKay Blackhawk, senior, pitcher Crowds gathered whenever Blackhawk’s Brendan McKay pitched, with high school baseball fans and pro scouts ...
Norwin’s J.J. Matijevic named Greensburg Tribune-Review Baseball Player of the Year
By Paul Schofield
PLAYER OF THE YEAR J.J. Matijevic Norwin, senior, shortstop It was quite a senior season for Norwin shortstop J.J. Matijevic. He finished as the WPIAL’s ...
‘WPIAL hangover’ dooms baseball teams going into state tourney
By Jason Mackey
Following a 5-2 loss to Seneca Valley in the WPIAL Class AAAA championship game Thursday, May 29, Baldwin baseball coach Dan Caponi called practice for ...

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