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City League preview: Defending champion USO has high expectations

By Alex Oltmanns 9:48 p.m.
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 …
Allderdice beats Brashear to advance to City League title game
By Justin Criado
For the second time in as many weeks, Allderdice defeated Brashear. This time the Dragons didn’t need late-game heroics to take down the Bulls, scoring two first-half touchdowns in a 14-10 victory at Cupples Stadium in a City League semifinal matchup Thursday night. After Brashear (4-5) took the opening drive …
Brashear, Uniontown coaches censured by WPIAL after soccer forfeits
By Jason Mackey
The Canon-McMillan boys soccer team did nothing wrong. That was the WPIAL Board of Control’s ruling following claims to the contrary from Brashear coach Abby Phillips, who questioned the Big Macs’ sportsmanship. Phillips pulled her team off the field 14 minutes, 27 seconds into an away game Sept. 24 and …
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 …
WPIAL investigating Brashear soccer forfeit
By Jason Mackey
The WPIAL Executive Committee has requested information from five people with ties to Tuesday night’s Brashear-at-Canon-McMillan boys soccer match that ended in a forfeit. That information is due to the WPIAL by Monday, at which time the committee will “review the information and decide where we’re going to go with …
Brashear soccer coach pulls team off field, forfeits to Canon-McMillan
By Jason Mackey
A dispute over officiating and sportsmanship prompted Brashear boys soccer coach Abby Phillips to yank her team off the field 14 minutes, 27 seconds into Tuesday’s Section 5-AAA contest at Canon-McMillan. The Big Macs led, 4-0, at the time. Phillips claimed the officiating crew “did not know the rules of …
USO routs Brashear behind Brown’s 5 TDs
By Justin Criado
USO and hard-tossing quarterback Ron Brown continued to put up big numbers, rolling to a 51-6 victory over Brashear (1-3, 1-1) in City League action Thursday night. Brown finished 28 of 39 for 343 yards and five touchdowns to build on his City League-leading totals. “We tried to mix up …
Harvard-bound Brashear lineman making the grade on and off the field
By Jason Mackey
Scott Evans wanted to add to his 6-foot, 150-pound frame and spent the bulk of his freshman year at Brashear snacking his way to a …
Perry takes advantage of Brasher turnovers in City League opener
By Jason Mackey
Brashear spent much of Thursday night struggling to hold onto the football. Thanks to a 26-13 win for Perry Traditional Academy at Cupples Stadium, the …
City League teams to be more balanced this season
By Alex Oltmanns
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. …
WPIAL softball powers find themselves in new classifications
By Bill Hartlep
Neshannock won its first PIAA Class AA softball title last season with a team made up mostly of talented underclassmen that went 24-1 and outscored …
Big second quarter boosts Obama Academy past Brashear
By Chris Adamski
Trailing Brashear by three early, Obama Academy co-coach Naron Jackson delivered a message to this team. “Coach told us to pressure the ball ... just …
USO surges back to City League title game
By Doug Gulasy
USO lost its first City League game last week by a few inches. On Thursday night, the Wildcats won by a mile. Akil Young passed for 357 yards and three touchdowns, and USO took advantage of several Brashear mistakes in a 46-6 win in the City League semifinals at Cupples …
Perry tailbacks baffle Brashear
By Brian J. Duermeyer
Curtis Edmonds rushed for 211 yards and scored two touchdowns — including one on defense — and Ahmad Turner ran for another key score as Perry defeated rival Brashear, 24-6, in City League play Thursday night at Cupples Stadium. The win pushed the Commodores to 5-2 overall and 4-0 in …
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Brashear’s Elisa Varlotta, Central Catholic’s Brent Rodgers
By Brian Graham
Elisa Varlotta School: Brashear Year: Freshman Sport: Tennis Claim to fame: Varlotta won the City League singles tennis championship, beating Carrick’s Dana Stabryla, 6-4, 6-2, …
University Prep tops Brashear behind QB Young
By Doug Gulasy
University Prep coach Lou Berry trusts his punter to make big plays. Not in the punting game, either — in the passing game. Noah Stewart …
Scheduling quite a task for City League teams
By Chris Harlan | Tribune-Review
University Prep coach Lou Berry was willing to travel almost anywhere this season to keep his players from sitting idle three weekends this fall. Ohio? …
Mergers made Perry, Brashear stronger, but Allderdice looks to be City League favorite
By Kevin Gorman
Brashear and Perry have combined to win two-thirds of the City League championships in the past three decades, so it’s no wonder they are considered …
Allderdice wins 5th straight City crown
By Chris Harlan
This was exactly how Allderdice wanted its string of City League baseball titles to finally end — with another title. “In a sense, it’s the …
Brashear wins 4th straight City crown
By Jason Mackey
While her teammates packed their bags and picked up a few congratulatory words from their parents, Brashear senior Kaylee Girdwood was joking around with her …

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