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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 10:30 p.m.
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
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 ...
Quarterback’s return key for North Hills
By Jason Mackey
Fullback Alex Carmody knows how important quarterback Jake Bruder is to the North Hills football team. So much so that whenever Bruder was lost for the ...
Three Rivers Rowers capture silver at Youth Nationals
By Karen Kadilak
With a different partner, North Hills senior Brad Walter won a second straight silver medal in pairs competition at the USRowing Youth National Championships last ...
West View girl, 8, takes Pennsylvania wrestling title
By Shawn Annarelli
Cadence Bronder wrestles against other girls only once a year at the Pennsylvania Wrestling Federation Girls State Championships, and she thinks training against boys gives ...
North Hills football great Kasperowicz part of WPIAL’s 2014 hall class
By Jerry DiPaola
Eric Kasperowicz remembers every detail. The down, the distance — even the wind-chill (30-below) at Mansion Park Stadium in Altoona. “That’s in my head like ...
High school notebook: PIHL hosting America’s Showcase this week
By Staff Reports
High school hockey in Pittsburgh will be in the spotlight again this week as the PIHL hosts America’s Showcase, a tournament that will feature some of the nation’s top prep players from around the country. Teams representing 20 states will compete in 52 games Thursday through Monday at Robert Morris’ Island ...
Upper St. Clair’s Dudzinski sets new state record with gold medal swim
By Jason Mackey
LEWISBURG — Upper St. Clair’s Ryan Dudzinski would look at the PIAA record for Class AAA boys 100-yard butterfly and cringe. That’s because it was set in 2011 by Andrew Kosic of WC Henderson — whom Ryan’s older brother, Kyle, finished third to that year. After Ryan Dudzinski’s blistering 100 fly Wednesday ...

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