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Big start carries Cal into state playoffs

By Jeff Oliver
If it is true that one man’s treasure is another man’s trash, then the start of Thursday night’s WPIAL Class A play-in bracket final between California Area and Serra Catholic was Bill Cleary’s nightmare and Chris Minerd’s fantasy. That’s because Cleary’s Eagles had an awful start to the game while Minerd’s ...
Trojans a win away from going to states
By Jeff Oliver
When California Area’s girls’ basketball team was eliminated by Riverview in the quarterfinals of the WPIAL Class A playoffs, Trojan coach Chris Minerd said he ...
Cal Area girls stay alive
By The Valley Independent
The California Area girls kept their season alive Tuesday, but the boys’ team could not. Playing in respective WPIAL Class A play-in bracket games at Peters ...
Riverview girls basketball squeaks past California, 42-38, in overtime
By Bill Beckner Jr.
There’s something about Riverview and the WPIAL Class A girls basketball quarterfinals. The last time the Raiders played in Class A — the girls spent the ...
Cal Area, EF girls in quarterfinal games
By Jeff Oliver
The WPIAL rarely postpones basketball playoff games due to inclement weather. However, Saturday’s big storm that blanketed the Pittsburgh area with close to eight inches of ...
Monessen crushes California Area again
By Jeff Oliver
Monessen is in the WPIAL basketball semifinals for the fifth time in seven years after defeating California Area, 73-38, in the Class A quarterfinals Friday ...
Third time the charm for California?
By Jeff Oliver
Most coaches believe one of the toughest tasks in sports is defeating a team three times in the same season. Don’t tell that to California Area ...
California rolls in playoff debut
By Jeff Oliver
California Area ran its winning streak to 22 straight Wednesday as the Trojans beat Sewickley Academy, 63-37, in a WPIAL Class A first round contest ...
Taylor’s late basket lifts California over Union
By Jeremy Sellew
As Kass Taylor raced to the basket, he didn’t think he had a clear path to the hoop. The 6-4 sophomore elevated, got bumped twice ...
WPIAL releases Tuesday, Wednesday sites
By Jeff Oliver
The WPIAL released its playoff sites for Tuesday and Wednesday first round playoff games with Monessen heading off to Norwin for its encounter with St. Joseph. The Greyhounds (16-6) will face St. Joseph (10-12) 8 p.m. Tuesday at Norwin in a boy’ Class A game. Also on Tuesday, California Area (16-5) ...
Monessen boys seeded 2nd; Cal girls 3rd
By Jeff Oliver
In 31 years of going to the WPIAL basketball playoff pairings meeting, Joe Salvino often came home with mixed feelings. However, that’s not how the successful ...
California’s Campbell to compete independently in wrestling postseason
By Bill West
James Campbell’s curiosity about the history of California wrestling led him to the high school library, where he came across old yearbooks. The California junior came ...
Monessen overwhelms California, 92-38
By Jeff Oliver
The pairings have yet to be announced for the WPIAL Class A playoffs, but if California Area coach Bruno Pappasergi had to pick a champion, ...
Valley Independent roundup: California girls trounce Monessen
By The Valley Independent
If there is a team hotter than the California Area girls’ basketball team in Class A going into the playoffs, it would be hard to ...
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 ...

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