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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 …
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’ …
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 …
Class AAA swimmers knock off 6 records in WPIAL championships
By Jason Mackey
First came the North Allegheny girls, a few minutes into the WPIAL swimming and diving championships. Then it was Upper St. Clair, equally as dominant …
Chartiers Valley diver wins 3rd consecutive WPIAL crown
By Alex Oltmanns
For the third time in as many years, Chartiers Valley junior Maria Lohman stood atop the podium Saturday at the WPIAL diving championships. After becoming the first diver to finish first in consecutive years —and in different classifications, when the Colts moved up to Class AAA last year — Lohman …
Latrobe breezes into semifinals
By Paul Schofield
Latrobe rolled into the WPIAL Class AAA team wrestling tournament semifinals with two easy victories Wednesday in the opening two rounds. The Wildcats, seeded e_SFlbNo. …
North Hills leading scorer helps create opportunities for teammates
By Shawn Annarelli
While teams in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League focus on stopping Brett Berner from scoring goals, opposing players sometimes forget about his North Hills teammates. …
PIHL announces all-star teams
By Gary Horvath
The PIHL announced selections for the 2014 All-Star games to be held Feb. 9 at Robert Morris’ Island Sports Center. The Open Class game will begin at 11 a.m., with Class A, AA and AAA games to follow at 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., respectively. All-Star selections were …
Central Catholic enters Allegheny County tournament with different look
By Gary Horvath
One of the largest high school wrestling events in Pennsylvania could have a different look near the top this year. Central Catholic coach Sunny Abe …
HS Buzz: WPIAL wrestling Century Club getting crowded
By Staff Reports
Fourteen WPIAL wrestlers entered this season with more than 100 wins. Eight more joined the Century Club before this weekend’s tournaments — Waynesburg’s AC Headlee (101 wins), North Hills’ Jonathan Avon (102), South Fayette’s Grant Fetchet (103), Chartiers-Houston’s Richie McGinnis (106), Canon-McMillan’s Dalton Macri (108), Valley’s Pat Dewitt (108) and …
Coaches, former players make final trips to unique North Catholic gym
By Chris Harlan
The overhead lights seemed dimmer and the wood floor may be darker, but otherwise the old North Catholic gym looked like Buzz Gabos always remembered. …
Plum wrestlers edge North Hills in Section 3-AAA thriller on complicated criterion
By Bill West
Before the outcome of Wednesday night’s wrestling match between Plum and North Hills became a matter of complicated tiebreaker criteria, it hinged on a simple-to-grasp …
North Hills’ rebuilt hockey program seeks consistency
By Joe Sager
It’s not easy building a successful high school hockey program. Sustaining it can be a bigger challenge. North Hills coach Brandon Dudt-Mulzet knows all about …
Gateway hopes for fresh start in playoffs
By Michael Love
The Gateway football team is hoping for a fresh start Friday when it hosts North Hills at Antimarino Stadium in a WPIAL Quad-A first-round playoff …
North Allegheny blanks North Hills, clinches 3rd in Quad North
By Chris Harlan
With this night as proof, the three-time defending WPIAL champion believes it’s ready for the playoffs. North Allegheny forced five turnovers and held North Hills scoreless in Friday’s 31-0 victory at Martorelli Stadium, a confidence-building effort in the regular-season finale. The win clinched third place in the Quad North and a likely home playoff game …
Former star Arrington, North Hills hope to curb concussions with new football gear
By Laurie Rees
The North Hills football team is making an effort to reduce the number of concussions by becoming the first high school football team in the …
Central Catholic shuts out North Hills
By Brian Duermeyer
Luigi Lista-Brinza rushed for 144 yards on 29 carries and a touchdown and Riley Redman added an 8-yard score of his own, as top-ranked Central …
4 of a kind: 1st-year head coaches face challenge in replacing ‘legends’
By Kevin Gorman
They aren’t just four football lifers who became high school head coaches for the first time at the same time. For Pat Carey, Eric Kasperowicz, …
North Hills maintains similar style, formations despite coaching change
By Chris Adamski
North Hills has a new coach and a new athletic director each for the first time since well before any of the players on the …
North Hills’ new athletics/activities director passionate about his post
By Chris Adamski
Kevin Deitrick hadn’t started his new job, but he already knew he loved it. “I have two passions — kids and athletics,” the recently-hired director …
North Hills finds new athletic director in Deitrick
By Tribune-Review
North Hills hired Kevin Deitrick to be the district’s athletic director, replacing longtime AD Dan Cardone, who resigned earlier this summer. Deitrick was the assistant director of student services at Duquesne University, working mostly with the men’s basketball program. The Bishop Canevin grad also spent 10 years in various positions …
North Hills’ Cardone ready to retire as director of athletics
By Laurie Reese
When a Freeport Senior High School winger crashed into North Hills’ 5-11, 175-pound goalkeeper, Wayne Carney, during a varsity soccer game this past season, the …

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