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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 ...
Allderdice fends off pesky Fox Chapel boys basketball team in PIAA first round
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Bound and determined to extend its season, Fox Chapel gave highly touted Allderdice all it could handle before finally succumbing to the two-time defending City ...
Gorman: PIAAs a good time to roll ‘Dice
By Kevin Gorman
Allderdice coach Buddy Valinsky has heard the talk that his Dragons are the best team from the City League since Schenley won the 2007 PIAA ...
Previewing the PIAA boys basketball playoffs
By Compiled By  chris Harlan
Class AAAA WPIAL/City League: Chartiers Valley (23-3), North Allegheny (23-3), North Hills (13-11), Fox Chapel (16-9), Mt. Lebanon (20-6), Allderdice (23-2) Around the state: ...
Allderdice boys advance to PIAA tournament
By Staff Report
City League champion Allderdice earned a spot in the PIAA Class AAAA tournament Saturday with a 61-48 win over District 10’s McDowell in a subregional game at Brashear. Lamone Dixon Jr. scored 13 points and Tim Jackson and Ramon Creighton had 11 each to lead the Dragons (23-2). Allderdice will play ...
Porter scores 18 points to lead Obama Academy girls to 2nd straight City title
By Ed Phillipps
Michaela Porter talked to her brother on Saturday morning, and that conversation turned out to be more prediction than pep talk. Porter, a 6-foot sophomore, scored a game-high 18 points to nab player of the game honors, just like older brother D.J., a former Obama Academy standout who now plays ...
Allderdice boys defend City League championship
By Ed Phillipps
Standing 6-foot-5 and carrying around a glimmering golden trophy, Jordan Rawls wasn’t hard to find after Allderdice claimed its second consecutive City League championship over ...
Title game rematches set in City League
By Chris Harlan
Allderdice already owns two wins over Obama Academy, the team it faces Saturday in the City League boys basketball championship. But these two teams ...
High school wrestling roundup: Allderdice’s Jacobson, Zinkovsky win third City titles
By Andrew John
Allderdice senior Cameron Jacobson, a PIAA finalist a season ago, and Josh Zinkovsky each captured their third individual City League title Saturday to lead the Dragons (186) to their fifth straight team championship. They edged host Carrick, which had 157 points. Jacobson pinned Carrick’s Cory Dees in 2:52 to win the title ...
HS highlight reel: City League hoops pairings released
By Tribune-Review
The Pittsburgh City League announced its postseason basketball brackets Wednesday. On the boys side, No. 1 Allderdice (20-2) plays No. 4 Carrick (14-8) at Obama, and No. 2 Obama (13-5) takes on No. 3 Brashear (9-12) at Carrick. Both games are 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. For the girls, No. 1 Obama ...
Gorman: To Jacobson, 100th a thrill
By Kevin Gorman
Cameron Jacobson knows it wasn’t just any victory, nor did the Allderdice senior 160-pound wrestler want it to be. When Jacobson defeated North Allegheny sophomore Jake Woodley, 6-5, on Monday in the PIAA Class AAA team preliminary round, it put him in rare City League company. Jacobson became only the fifth ...
City League power Allderdice hands Indiana its 1st defeat
By Chris Harlan
Allderdice coach Buddy Valinsky took his team to Consol Energy Center to watch Virginia Commonwealth, a college team that wins with speed and energy. Asked to ...
Allderdice makes sure toughest non-City League teams are on schedule
By Chris Harlan
When Allderdice coach Buddy Valinsky asked to add New Castle to his team’s schedule, the Red Hurricanes offered him the second Monday in February. ...
City League basketball preview: Defending league champion Allderdice boys have talent, size to again compete for title
By Alex Oltmanns
The Allderdice boys basketball team did what no one else could a season ago — defeat Obama Academy. After downing the Eagles by a point to ...
Aided by 4 Allderdice turnovers, Brashear wins 1st City title since 2008
By George Guido
It’s all about getting hot at the right time. Brashear continued its stellar play of late and took home the Pittsburgh City League championship, dominating ...
City rivals Allderdice, Brashear seeking elusive title
By Alex Oltmanns 11:24 p.m.
The Allderdice football team will find itself in a familiar situation Saturday afternoon at Cupples Stadium. That’s because when it takes on Brashear for the ...
Statewide HSFB notebook: After blackout, McDevitt downs Cedar Cliff in two-day game
By Staff Reports
Bishop McDevitt senior and Penn State recruit Andre Robinson returned to action after missing five games with a bone bruise near his right knee. Robinson, the reigning Class AAA Player of the Year, carried 23 times for 224 yards and two touchdowns during the Crusaders extended 49-33 win over Cedar ...

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