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Young players to have key roles for North Hills

By Karen Price
North Hills had high expectations entering 2014, and although coach Pat Carey feels his team had a good season, the Indians just didn’t get as ...
HSFB preview by position: Plenty of Division I talent on area offensive lines
By Chris Harlan
The coveted four-stars are in the junior class. Central Catholic’s C.J. Thorpe and North Allegheny’s Josh Lugg are both highly recruited juniors on the offensive ...
High school notebook: Monessen hires Salvino to coach football
By Staff Reports
The Monessen School Board voted Tuesday to hire longtime boys basketball coach Joe Salvino as its new head football coach. Salvino, 64, has guided the basketball program for 31 years, winning five WPIAL and two PIAA titles. He also has been an assistant football coach for 26 years. “After talking ...
Harlan: Coveted North Hills lineman fits up-tempo style
By Chris Harlan
North Hills junior Jake Buccigrossi would prefer a hurry-up offense in college, one that requires everyone to hustle downfield. “That will really influence my decision,” he said. “I’d like a fast pace.” How many linemen say that? A 6-foot-4, 280-pound two-way tackle for the Indians, Buccigrossi is more mobile than ...
Plans in place to form North Pitt high school rugby club
By Ed Phillipps
It didn’t take long for Jesse Danka to figure out what obstacles stand in his way of forming the North Pitt United rugby club. The club is offering a 101 clinic from 10 a.m. to noon May 23 at Wildwood Sports Complex and hopes to garner enough interest to get ...
Training helps North Hills student athlete save best for last high school meet
By Karen Kadilak
North Hills High School senior Brian Lovasik enjoyed a stellar season as a member of the Indians boys swimming team, and he has a trip ...
North Hills’ Curry ends curse at PIAA Class AAA tournament
By Bill West
HERSHEY — Early in the third period of a PIAA Class AAA first-round bout Thursday at Giant Center, doubt began to creep into the mind ...
North Hills swimmer Lovasik chasing PIAA glory
By Karen Kadilak
After setting WPIAL records in both, North Hills senior Brian Lovasik looks forward to competing in the 100 and 200-yard freestyle events at the PIAA ...
North Hills turns up defense to upset No. 6 Plum
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Looking fidgety and uncomfortable against a 2-3 zone defense and lacking flow on offense, Plum’s boys basketball team could not summon a late charge and ...
Last Ditch Invitational offers one last chance to qualify for WPIAL meet
By Karen Kadilak
Swimmers from across the region who have not qualified for the WPIAL championships will have a chance to do so at the Last Ditch Invitational ...
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 ...
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: North Hills’ Gage Curry, Carlynton’s Conor Richardson
By Alex Oltmanns
Gage Curry School: North Hills Year: Junior Sport: Wrestling Claim to fame: Curry claimed his third straight Allegheny County Wrestling Championships title Saturday ...
Gorman: Down go the undefeateds
By Kevin Gorman
In gymnasiums about 20 miles apart Tuesday night, a pair of WPIAL boys basketball teams left the ranks of the undefeated. North Allegheny, ranked No. 1 in Class AAAA by Trib Total Media, lost at North Hills, 79-77. Hampton, ranked No. 2 in AAA, lost at Mars, 82-61. That leaves three ...
North Hills swimmer Lovasik headed to Pitt
By Karen Kadilak
Having signed a letter of intent with the Pitt men’s team, North Hills senior Brian Lovasik will continue his swimming career close to home next ...
WPIAL’s Top 10 football champions of all time
By Tribune-Review
To recognize 100 years of WPIAL football championships, the Tribune-Review selected what it and many within the Western Pennsylvania high school sports community regard as ...
North Hills runners look back on cross country season
By Shawn Annarelli
There’s something special about running cross country. It is one part an individual competition and one part a team sport in which reaching one’s goals is ...
HS highlight reel: Southmoreland wrestler ineligible
By Tribune-Review
The PIAA upheld a WPIAL ruling last week to deny an extra year of eligibility for Southmoreland senior wrestler Austin Griffiths. Griffiths, a two-time PIAA place winner, was projected to be Southmoreland’s starting 120-pounder. Griffiths’ ineligibility stems from the 2010-11 school year in which he enrolled in an online charter school ...
Woodland Hills’ potent rushing attack deflates North Hills, 41-2
By Wes Crosby
Woodland Hills dominated the line of scrimmage on its way to a 41-2 win over the North Hills on Friday at the Wolvarena in the first round of the WPIAL football playoffs. The sixth-seeded Wolverines ran 28 times and built a 21-2 halftime lead. Running back Miles Sanders gave the ...
North Allegheny’s defense shuts down North Hills, 31-7
By Bill West
That North Allegheny gave up a touchdown against North Hills on Friday night at Newman Stadium likely will go down as a footnote in any ...
Gorman: Rivals North Hills, North Allegheny join to battle cancer
By Kevin Gorman
One of the fiercest rivalries in the WPIAL is coming together for a common cause that both schools hate. Even more than each other. North Allegheny and North Hills will go from nasty nemeses to partners in pink Friday night in the name of crushing cancer. Both schools will wear custom pink ...
WPIAL rules McGinnis eligible at Aliquippa
By Chris Harlan
Stephon McGinnis can join his new Aliquippa teammates on the football field Friday night. The two-sport standout who transferred last month from Ambridge was ruled eligible Monday by the WPIAL Board of Directors. “We approved the transfer in all sports,” said WPIAL executive director Tim O’Malley, ending two weeks of ...
Pine-Richland finally breaks through vs. North Hills
By Chris Harlan
No longer does North Hills’ dominance hang over Connor Slomka’s head. “See that booth up there,” said the Pine-Richland senior, pointing above the press box. ...
No margin for error between rivals North Hills, Pine-Richland
By Chris Harlan
For a one-sided rivalry, Pine-Richland and North Hills have been very competitive. North Hills has won all six matchups since Pine-Richland left Class AAA and ...
North Hills holds off late Plum rally
By R.A. Monti
Plum’s comeback bid fell just short Friday night, as the Mustangs fell to North Hills in a nonconference Quad A matchup. Plum trailed by 17 ...
North Hills defeats Fox Chapel
By Staff Report 1:18 p.m.
Nick Santucci ran for two touchdowns, and Andrew Bly ran for one and caught another as North Hills (1-0, 1-0) downed Fox Chapel, 35-7, in Quad North play. Brandon Wagner added a touchdown on a  29-yard interception return for North Hills (1-0, 1-0), which scored four touchdowns in the first ...

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