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Allderdice boys dominant in dealing New Castle 1st loss

By Chris Harlan
New Castle coach Ralph Blundo understands better than most the talent it takes to win a Class AAAA state title. Two years after his team won ...
Gorman: The hottest ticket in town
By Kevin Gorman
They drove 80 minutes from New Castle to see the game of the year, only to find signs taped to the entrance of the Allderdice ...
Allderdice, New Castle ready to wage game of the year
By Kevin Gorman
For Allderdice, this is the game the Dragons lost on a last-second shot last year. For New Castle, this is the game that separates the ...
Allderdice holds off challenge from Mars
By Andrew Erickson
Since a Dec. 19 loss to Kennedy Catholic, there have been few true challenges on the court for Allderdice. Entering Sunday night, the Dragons ...
Gorman: One way to find the best in Western Pa.
By Kevin Gorman
It’s an innocent question but one, at least for this season, with a complicated answer: Who’s the best boys basketball team in Western Pennsylvania? Typically, we would start in WPIAL Class AAAA. But this isn’t your typical season. No. 1 Latrobe, which lost to Norwin Tuesday, has scored 100 ...
HS notebook: ‘The Challenge’ to match top squads
By Bill Hartlep
Another weekend, another premier set of games for Western Pennsylvania boys basketball teams. In a season that has featured several marquee matchups on Saturday nights, this weekend will be no different when the state’s top-ranked team, Allderdice (10-1), takes on WPIAL Class AAAA No. 2 Central Catholic (9-2) at The ...
City League basketball preview: Allderdice boys looking to build on PIAA semifinal appearance
By Alex Oltmanns
The Allderdice boys basketball team was a mere one win away from a PIAA Class AAAA title game appearance last season. With four starters and eight ...
Brashear tops Allderdice, defends City League football title
By George Guido
Brashear quarterback Therran Coleman completed just two passes in the first half Saturday. But they were huge completions. Scoring passes of 32 and 26 yards to ...
Allderdice hoping to avenge 2014 title game loss to Brashear
By Alex Oltmanns
For the second year in a row, Allderdice and Brashear will play for the City League football championship when the title game kicks off at ...
Allderdice defeats Perry, secures spot in City League title game
By John Krysinsky
Allderdice cruised to a 42-15 victory over Perry on the strength of big plays from Tim Jackson on offense, defense and special teams in the ...
Kiski Area earns 1st berth in WPIAL semifinals by beating Allderdice
By William Whalen
Kiski Area continues to prove that the regular season shapes a team, but the postseason defines it. No. 14 seed Kiski Area returned to the ...
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Allderdice’s Tavonne Davis, Mt. Lebanon’s Kelsey Potts
By Alex Oltmanns
Tavonne Davis School: Allderdice Year: Sophomore Sport: Cross country Claim to fame: After finishing second last year, Davis claimed the City League cross country championship ...
Allderdice boys capture 1st-round victory over reigning champion Peters
By Karen Price
Allderdice boys soccer coach Sam Bellin said to his team before the second overtime against Peters Township in Monday’s first-round WPIAL Class AAA playoff game, ...
Allderdice boys soccer team gets home playoff game after WPIAL reconsiders ‘honest oversight’
By Chris Harlan
The Allderdice boys soccer team will have a home game after all. Allderdice will host a WPIAL Class AAA first-round game at 7 p.m., Monday at Cupples Stadium on the South Side, athletic director Jeremy Askin said. In brackets released Wednesday, the sixth-seeded Dragons originally were the only team scheduled to ...
Allderdice boys want new site for playoff game
By Chris Harlan
Allderdice wants the WPIAL to relocate its boys soccer playoff game to another site. In brackets released Wednesday, the sixth-seeded Dragons are the only team scheduled to start the tournament on the home field of a lower-seeded opponent. On Monday, Allderdice visits No. 11 seed Peters Township, the defending ...
Unbeaten Allderdice boys chasing 1st section title as members of WPIAL
By John Krysinsky
Allderdice’s boys soccer program always has fielded strong teams, going to the playing days of their current coach, Sam Bellin, in the mid-to-late 1970s. Fast forward ...
City League preview: Brashear to be challenged in title defense
By Alex Oltmanns
With just two combined regular-season losses over the last two seasons, it appeared Allderdice and USO were destined to meet in their second consecutive City ...
HSFB preview by position: Skill not measured in catches for area tight ends
By Chris Harlan
The stats aren’t always pretty, but the talent is there. The WPIAL returns a selection of standout tight ends with the ideal size, strength and ...
HSFB preview by position: Prolific pass-catchers return at wide receiver
By Chris Harlan
One of the best wideouts in the WPIAL might become only a part-time receiver this season. Clairton’s Aaron Mathews will move to quarterback a year ...
HSFB preview by position: QBs trying to replace record-setters
By Chris Harlan
WPIAL quarterbacks experienced a record-setting season a year ago. The state witnessed the first high school passer to reach 11,000 career yards and another who ...
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Upper St. Clair’s Fernando Escribens, Allderdice’s Emma Harvey
By Alex Oltmanns
Fernando Escribens School: Upper St. Clair Year: Senior Sport: Tennis Claim to fame: The No. 1 singles player for the Panthers won his WPIAL championship ...
Gorman: City teams in WPIAL race
By Kevin Gorman
If crowning Allderdice or Obama Academy as WPIAL champions sounds strange to you, imagine what it’s like for those at City League schools. Joining the WPIAL in baseball, softball, cross country, golf, soccer, swimming, tennis and volleyball three years ago took teams out of the City — and their ...
Trib Cup: Allderdice reflects on fairy-tale season
By Brian Graham
Allderdice’s fairy-tale season came to an abrupt halt at the hands of Martin Luther King High School on Tuesday night in Chambersburg. The Dragons lost 48-35 in the PIAA Class AAA semifinals, but coach Buddy Valinsky said those involved both within the program and outside of it have can have plenty ...
Allderdice earns 1st PIAA semifinal berth since ’87 with 65-58 victory over Harrisburg
By Chris Harlan
ALTOONA — A shove after the whistle knocked Allderdice’s Ramon Creighton to the court late in Saturday’s third quarter, a heated moment in what became a test of toughness. “The more you try to intimidate us, the harder we try to play,” Allderdice coach Buddy Valinsky said. “This is not a ...
Allderdice uses late run to overtake Mt. Lebanon
By Chris Harlan
The last run belonged to Allderdice. Allderdice junior Tim Jackson scored 15 of his 28 points in the second half as the Dragons erased a ...
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