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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: Lock-down specialists star at cornerback
By Chris Harlan
Two of the nation’s best cornerback recruits call the WPIAL home. Central Catholic’s Damar Hamlin is a consensus four-star talent in the 2016 class. Clairton’s ...
Harlan: Brashear junior cornerback attracts closer looks
By Chris Harlan
Brashear junior Therran Coleman heard his coach often say that if a player has the talent, college football coaches will find him. “We tell our kids that all the time,” coach Rick Murphy said. “If you’re good enough and you have the grades and do the right things, they’ll ...
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 ...
WPIAL players selected to play in Big 33 game
By Staff Reports
Twelve senior players from the WPIAL have been selected to play in the 58th annual Big 33 Football Classic on June 20 at Hersheypark Stadium. The team includes Central Catholic tight end Graham Adomitis (Princeton), linebacker Bryan Glover (Eastern Michigan) and defensive back John Petrishen (Penn State); Penn Hills lineman ...
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 ...
Brashear bows out of state playoffs
By John Dudley
ERIE — Brashear used a big defensive play to grab an early lead in Saturday’s PIAA Class AAAA subregional semifinals at Veterans Memorial Stadium. After that, ...
Statewide HSFB notebook: Perkiomen Valley rolls to PAC-10 title in District 1
By Staff Reports
When the high school football season kicked off in late August, Perkiomen Valley was a question mark. By the time the Vikings closed out their Pioneer Athletic Conference slate last week, however, they resembled more of an exclamation point. By dispatching Upper Perkiomen, 56-7, in its regular season finale last Thursday, Perkiomen ...
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
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 ...
Brashear upsets defending champ USO in City semifinals
By Staff Report
The Brashear defense prevented USO from making its title defense Thursday night at Cupples Stadium. The No. 3 Bulls (5-3) intercepted four passes and blocked two punts en route to a 27-8 victory over No. 2 USO (4-3) in a City League semifinal playoff game. Qu’ran Powe returned an interception 87 yards ...
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 ...
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 criticized the ...
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 it,” ...
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 soccer” and ...
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 make ...
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 Stadium. “Everyone ...

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