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Teams out of WPIAL playoff picture aren’t taking Week 9 lightly

By Dave Mackall
The road to Heinz Field has been closed to the WPIAL’s conference bottom-feeders, football teams already out of the playoffs hunt. But there’s still games ...
Backup QB leads No. 7 Frazier over Mapletown
By Les Harvath
With starting quarterback Hunter Patterson injured on the sidelines, Christopher Pierce stepped in to lead No. 7 Frazier to a 42-0 victory over visiting Mapletown in Class A Tri-County South action. “We found out (Thursday) that Hunter would not be playing, and Chris stepped up,” Frazier coach Mike Steeber said. ...
Mapletown chasing consecutive playoff appearances
By Andrew John
Last season was the first time the Mapletown football program qualified for the WPIAL playoffs in nine seasons. The Maples will look to make it back-to-back appearances this season despite the departure of key players. Mapletown’s season went one week longer than normal as the Maples lost 34-0 to Avonworth in ...
Geibel boys basketball team sweeps season series versus Mapletown with 40-39 victory
By Jason Black
The Geibel boys basketball team finally knows what it’s like to win a close game. On Monday, the Gators met Mapletown for the third time this ...
H.S. Picks catches Bucco Fever
By H.s. Picks
Even though it’s high school football season, H.S. Picks has the Pirates on his mind. Maybe that explains his subpar performance so far. Picks was 33-7 in Week 3, which leaves him 99-21 for the season. At least the Pirates have stayed focused and are currently holding off Milwaukee for a ...
Strong offensive line to lead Mapletown
By Andrew John
After coaching for more than three decades, George Messich plans to continue what has gotten him this far. After finishing one victory away from qualifying for the WPIAL Class A playoffs last season, the Mapletown coach has continued to build the program to get bigger and better, especially to suit his ...
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Mapletown’s Dereck Riggleman, Moon’s Amirah Moore
By Brian Graham
Dereck Riggleman School: Mapletown Year: Senior Sport: Basketball Claim to fame: Riggleman drained five 3-pointers, finished with a school-record 51 points, and eclipsed the 1,000-point ...
Rough finish in 2012 to serve as building block for Mapletown
By Brian Hunger
After a promising 3-3 start a year ago, things got bad for Mapletown down the stretch. The Maples dropped their final three games and were outscored, 133-22. The tough ending, however, should prove to be a building block for coach George Messich’s squad. Several returning players  gained varsity experience. In particular, the ...
Geibel girls top Mapletown, ending 27-game skid
By Jason Black
Entering Tuesday’s game, the Geibel girls basketball program had lost 27 games in a row dating back to February 2011. But the streak is no ...
New and improved Frazier ready for playoffs
By Jeff Oliver
For the want of a better effort in one game, Frazier would be standing out as champions of the Tri-County South Conference today. Instead, the Commodores ...
Frazier wins fourth in a row
By Jeff Oliver
For the want of a better effort in one game, Frazier would be champions of the Tri-County South Conference. Instead, the Commodores will go into ...
Mapletown coach hopeful for continued improvement
By Dave Mackall
A meager two victories last season was an improvement on Mapletown’s winless record in 2010. The idea now is to  continue the trend. “That’s it,” Mapletown coach George Messich said. “Play  better. Get better.” While it doesn’t happen  automatically, Mapletown is looking for more punch on offense and a better idea ...
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