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Numbers down, but WPIAL teams boast top-notch golfers

By Paul Schofield
Sasha Lobel grew up learning how to play golf at Bob O’Connor Golf Course at Schenley Park in Pittsburgh. The Allderdice senior is now turning …
Gorman: Allderdice’s Jackson twins have singular focus
By Kevin Gorman
James and Timothy Jackson are identical twins who don’t believe they look exactly alike but won’t argue their innate connection. “I can’t even explain it,” …
City League preview: Defending champion USO has high expectations
By Alex Oltmanns
Since its inception prior to the 2011 season, the USO football program has dominated the Pittsburgh City League, advancing to the title game in each …
HSFB preview by position: Touches tough to come by for elite receivers
By Chris Harlan
one of the best receivers in the WPIAL had just 11 catches last season. Clairton’s Aaron Mathews, a talented 6-foot-5 junior, was in the backfield …
Allderdice senior to row at Oregon State
By Karen Kadilak
A two-sport athlete, Allder­dice senior Paige Phillips used to row to keep in shape for track. Now, it is the opposite. The switch has benefited …
Allderdice blanks sloppy Serra Catholic in baseball opener
By Mark Kaboly
Knowing Brian Dzurenda’s passion for baseball, you can imagine how difficult it was for the Serra Catholic coach to have the season-opener postponed three times …
Hampton, Luther prove too tall a task for Allderdice
By Jason Mackey
Ryan Luther missed a large chunk of the first half during Saturday’s PIAA Class AAAA first-round game with two fouls. When the Hampton boys basketball …
Breaking down the PIAA boys basketball playoffs
By Compiled By Chris Harlan
Class AAAA WPIAL/City League: New Castle (26-0), Hampton (22-4), Kiski Area (17-6), North Allegheny (21-4), Bethel Park (18-6), Allderdice (21-4). Around the state: Philadelphia’s Roman …
High school notebook: Lincoln Park looking forward to rematch with Johnsonburg
By Staff Reports
Lincoln Park wanted at some point this postseason a rematch with Johnsonburg, the team that ended last season’s playoff run. Well, here it is. WPIAL …
Allderdice downs Obama for City League title
By Jason Mackey
On a team full of twins, it turns out two City League championships weren’t enough for Allderdice senior Davaughn Moultrie. After winning City titles as …
City League boys basketball championship preview
By Jason Mackey 11:37 a.m.
Boys basketball championship No. 1 Obama Academy vs. No. 3 Allderdice Noon Saturday At Obama Academy Scoring leaders: OA: D.J. Porter 23.5; A: James Jackson 14.0 How they got here: After a first-round bye, Obama Academy beat No. 4 Carrick, 62-41, in the semifinals. Allderdice toppled No. 6 Brashear, 71-38, …
Obama Academy girls edge Allderdice for City championship
By Justin Criado 11:37 a.m.
Kayla Payne led all scorers with 16 points as Obama Academy captured the City League girls basketball championship with a 49-40 victory over Allderdice Friday night. “It feels good,” Obama coach Monique McCoy said. “It feels real good.” Tied at 19 at the break, the game remained deadlocked until late …
City League girls championship preview capsule
By Bill Hartlep
Girls basketball championship No. 1 Allderdice vs. No. 2 Obama Academy 6 p.m. Friday at Allderdice Scoring leaders: A: Sierra Fordham, 23.3; Obama Academy: Kayla Payne, 16.0 How they got here: After a first-round bye, Allderdice beat No. 4 Carrick, 59-40, in the quarterfinals. Obama also had a first-round bye …
Supporting players shine as Obama rolls past ‘Dice
By Jason Mackey
Calique Jones watched the Obama Academy boys basketball team’s leading scorer, D.J. Porter, miss shot after shot against Allderdice on Friday afternoon and figured he …
Allderdice no match for Erie McDowell in PIAA Class AAAA sub-regional
By Andrew John
Even though it was a heavy underdog, Allderdice showed early on it wasn’t going to roll over. However, the strength in numbers and talent of Erie McDowell wore down Allderdice, as the Dragons lost, 49-19, in a PIAA Class AAAA sub-regional at Cupples Stadium. Allderdice (5-6) struck first as sophomore …
USO tops Allderdice for program’s 2nd City League championship
By George Guido
USO’s passing combination of quarterback Ronald Brown and receiver Marcus Johnson has been lighting up the scoreboard all season at Cupples Stadium. Saturday afternoon, the …
City League rivals USO, Allderdice set for rematch
By Alex Oltmanns
USO took down Allderdice, 43-14, on Oct. 4, but when the two teams square off again less than a month later for the City League championship at 1 p.m. Saturday at Cupples Stadium, USO will be up against a much improved team. Coming off a 14-10 win in the semifinals …
Gorman: Allderdice twins spell double trouble in City
By Kevin Gorman
Jerry Haslett trusted his eyes while watching the Jackson twins playing varsity basketball at Allderdice as freshmen. But the Dragons football coach couldn’t believe what his ears were hearing. “Everybody and their mother was telling me, ‘Coach, those boys aren’t as good in basketball as they are in football. You …
Allderdice uses late TD to beat Brashear
By Jeff Debaldo
Allderdice came into its game against Brashear having lost 11 of its past 13 against the Bulls, but the Dragons made sure that trend did …
USO beats Allderdice for 1st place in City League
By Justin Criado
In the most meaningful City League game this season, USO shrugged off some early cobwebs to defeat Allderdice, 43-14, and claim sole possession of first …
Allderdice tops Perry in City League showdown
By Andrew John
Allderdice third-string sophomore quarterback Dujuan Duggar was intercepted by Perry’s Juyuan Byrd early in a Thursday City League matchup, but made up for in a big way when he stole the ball out of Byrd’s hands and ran for a 41-yard touchdown late in the fourth quarter to give Allderdice …
City League teams to be more balanced this season
By Alex Oltmanns 8:55 p.m.
Heading into the 2013 season, the consensus among most City League coaches is that there is no overwhelming favorite to win the six-team division title …
City League baseball teams adjusting to WPIAL schedules
By Chris Harlan
Brashear coach Nate Geller has fond memories of City League baseball, including a few seasons in the ’80s when he was a catcher for Peabody. …
Westinghouse sweeps City League basketball championships
By Chris Adamski
The City League basketball championships came home. To the ’House. Westinghouse’s boys and girls teams won City League championships Saturday afternoon at Obama Academy in …
Allderdice boys, girls hope to maintain spots atop City League
By Chris Adamski
The Buddy system is back at Allderdice. Buddy Valinsky is about to embark on his second tenure as Dragons head boys basketball coach. An alumnus …

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