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Top-seeded Clairton cruises to 1st-round win over Carmichaels

By David Whipkey
Seeing Clairton’s speed and athleticism can be overwhelming to anyone seeing it up close and personal for the first time. Carmichaels coach Ryan Krull wholeheartedly agreed with that assessment after the Bears topped the Mikes, 70-6, on Friday night in a Class A first-round playoff game at Neil C. Brown ...
Unbeaten Frazier scores 6 straight TDs to rally past Carmichaels
By Dave Stofcheck
Frazier’s hangover lasted all of five minutes Friday night. After spotting Carmichaels an early 8-0 lead, Frazier scored the next six touchdowns in a 49-21 Tri-County South victory. Chris Pierce fired three touchdown passes, and Caleb Cox hauled in just as many, as Frazier remained unblemished with two regular season games ...
Carmichaels sets sights on playoffs
By Bill Hughes
Heading into Week 7 a year ago, Carmichaels found itself on the verge of entering a place that some might consider a birthright: The playoffs. The Mighty Mikes were 3-2 in Class A Tri-County South Conference play and controlled their playoff fate. However, they lost at Frazier, at Avella, and at home to ...
Greensburg Central rolls past Carmichaels
By Paul Schofield
What Carmichaels baseball coach Dickie Krause feared the most entering the WPIAL Class A playoffs last week showed in the quarterfinals Tuesday at Latrobe. Krause said ...
Carmichaels pitcher stifles Freeport offense
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Talk about small ball. Putting Freeport in mind of one of its top pitchers from the recent past, Carmichaels senior pitcher Erica Burns — all 5-foot of her — stood tall for the Mikes just like 5-foot-2 Alyssa Meta once did for the Yellowjackets. “They’re very similar players,” Freeport coach Sam Ross ...
Softball strikeout specialists prove to be game changers in WPIAL
By Bill Hartlep
It wasn’t long ago that a talented pitcher led Yough to a WPIAL softball championship. With a mix of power and finesse, Nicole Sleith struck out ...
Frazier girls basketball team tops Carmichaels, keeps section title hopes alive
By Jason Black
Entering Monday’s Section 4-AA home game against Carmichaels, the Frazier girls basketball already knew it had locked up a spot in the WPIAL Class AA ...
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Cornell’s Dane Jackson, Carmichaels’ Caroline Cree
By Alex Oltmanns
Dane Jackson School: Cornell Year: Senior Sport: Basketball Claim to Fame: The Pitt football commit scored 51 points in the Raiders’ 92-63 win over Rochester ...
Focused Frazier shuts out Carmichaels
By Jeremy Sellew
With new goals and new focus. After coming off an emotional loss to Beth-Center last week, that’s how the Frazier Commodores are going about their ...
Quaker Valley sophomore wins WPIAL Class AA boys golf title
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Quaker Valley’s Chris Tanabe grew up a soccer player, a rising talent who toured the Cup circuit and appeared headed toward a promising high school ...
Riverview flashes back to Raiders of old in 35-0 victory
By George Guido
It was like old times Saturday at Riverside Park in Oakmont. Riverview jumped on Carmichaels for three touchdowns in the first 10 minutes of the game ...
HS highlight reel: New members join WPIAL committees
By Tribune-Review
The WPIAL steering committees received a number of newcomers for this school year, a list that included five additions for the fall sports seasons. Knoch principal Todd Trofimuk (soccer), Carmichaels superintendent John Menhart (football), South Park coach Chuck Correll (tennis), Seneca Valley AD Heather Lewis (field hockey/girls lacrosse) ...
Graduation leaves lots of holes to fill for Carmichaels
By Brian Graham
Hearing Carmichaels coach Ryan Krull describe the upcoming season, one never would guess that he lost eight graduates who played prominent roles. The Mikes lost four offensive linemen, a 1,600-yard passer, 900-yard rusher and a 900-yard receiver. Krull said he is more than up to the task of filling a roster. “We ...
Trib Cup: Carmichaels baseball motivated by WPIAL championship loss
By Brian Graham
The result of the WPIAL Class A baseball title game will be in the back of Scott VanSickle’s mind for years to come. The controversial postponement ...
Undefeated California pulls away to win WPIAL Class A baseball title
By Jason Mackey
Jake Columbus wrapped his left arm around the WPIAL Class A championship trophy so tightly that it seemed more likely to come apart at the ...
WPIAL Class A baseball final pushed to Wednesday
By Jason Mackey
When it comes to WPIAL Class A baseball, few teams have seen more success than Carmichaels and California, who met for this year’s championship game ...
Breaking down the WPIAL baseball championships
By Compiled By Chris Harlan
Class AAAA Baldwin vs. Seneca Valley 5 p.m. Wednesday, Consol Energy Park No. 2 Baldwin (16-2) Coach: Dan Caponi No. Name Pos. Yr. 21 Nick Bernick SS Sr. 24 Morgan Schmitt 1B Jr. 9 Tom McCarthy 3B Sr. 20 Alex ...
Riverview unravels in semifinal loss to Carmichaels
By Bill West
The site of the WPIAL Class A baseball championship, Consol Energy Park, sat just a parking lot away from both Riverview and Carmichaels’ teams, a ...
Guido: Nicknames more than just school rally point
By George Guido
Monday’s opening-round WPIAL Class A baseball game between Springdale and Carmichaels was one of the few high school games these days in which industries in the school districts’ regions led to the teams’ nicknames. There was a time when many schools in and around the WPIAL drew nicknames from ...
Springdale baseball team loses in 1st round of WPIAL Class A playoffs
By George Guido
Six errors proved to be the undoing for Springdale on Monday afternoon in a WPIAL Class A baseball playoff opener at Mt. Pleasant. Of the first eight runs Carmichaels scored, six were unearned, and the Mikes rolled to a 10-2 victory. “I’ll take any runs we can get,” Carmichaels coach Scott ...
Short-handed Frazier softball team falls to Carmichaels in key section matchup
By Jason Black
Playing without its regular starting battery, the Frazier softball team was no match for visiting Carmichaels on Monday in a battle for the top spot ...
Laurel Highlands wrestling team shows growth in loss to Connellsville
By Jason Black
Prior to returning to the WPIAL this season, the Laurel Highlands wrestling team had been out of action since the 2009-10 campaign. However, it seems ...
Frazier’s rally comes up short against Carmichaels
By Jason Black
Frazier did a number of good things in Friday’s Class A Tri-County South Conference home game against Carmichaels. However, spotting the Mikes a 24-0 lead wasn’t ...
New coach part of Carmichaels family
By Dave Mackall
It could be a case of “like father-in-law, like son-in-law” for Carmichaels in 2013. The Mighty Mikes, with former assistant Ryan Krull succeeding his father-in-law, ...
High school notebook: Hempfield hires boys basketball coach
By Staff Reports
The Hempfield Area School Board on Monday hired Mark Marino, an assistant basketball coach at NCAA Division III Lycoming College in Williamsport the past five years, as the district’s new boys basketball coach at a salary of $7,955. Marino, 34, replaces Jim Nesser, whose contract was not renewed after he compiled ...
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