School Page

Perry sports page

Sayles’ scoring, leadership key for Perry boys

By Josh Rizzo
Perry Traditional Academy boys basketball coach Chuck Linhart enjoys watching 6-foot-2 senior guard Markel Sayles instruct freshmen on proper shooting form. What it demonstrates is a career arc filled with growth. Sayles has come full circle. Like some of the freshmen he helps teach, Sayles sported a funky delivery his …
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 ...
Gorman: City League playoff setup stinks
By Kevin Gorman
Something smells funny about Westinghouse’s absence from the City League football playoffs this year. The ‘House was on the precipice of qualifying for the City playoffs for the first time since 2001, quite a feat for a school that is by far the league’s smallest. Westinghouse beat Perry, 14-6, on ...
Perry football shuts down Carrick
By Staff Report
Richard Giles carried 34 times for 116 yards and two touchdowns as Perry earned a 29-6 victory over Carrick in a City League game Thursday night at Cupples Stadium. Giles scored on runs of 1 and 10 yards. Malik Wilson added a 55-yard kickoff return, and Tyrone Townsend had a 60-yard ...
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 ...
City League AD’s plan could lower ‘classification inflation’
By Chris Harlan
The City League has a plan to hedge “classification inflation.” School districts with a large number of non-brick-and-mortar students would benefit athletically under a City League proposal to change the way the PIAA calculates enrollment figures. If approved, the PIAA would count only 10 percent of district students enrolled in charter, ...
Gorman: Perry grad McGhee takes NFL detour
By Kevin Gorman
As quarterback hopefuls try to impress at the NFL Scouting Combine, Greg McGhee already can call himself a professional. The former Perry Traditional Academy and Howard University star signed Thursday with the CFL’s B.C. Lions. Whether it was playing in the City League instead of the WPIAL, at an HBCU ...
Gorman: Perry makes the right call on playoffs
By Kevin Gorman
When Perry Traditional Academy’s game against Westinghouse ended in a midfield melee Oct. 10, its administrators made a tough call. And the right call. Perry pulled its Commodores from the City League football playoffs, making it clear that such conduct won’t be tolerated. “Sports are a privilege,” City athletic director Mike Gavlik ...
High school notebook: Plenty to play for in GAC in Week 9
By Chris Harlan and Bill Hartlep
Just 11 of 64 possible WPIAL football playoff positions remain open heading into the final week of the regular season, and many teams have plenty ...
HS highlight reel: City League cancels 2 football games after fight
By Chris Harlan
As punishment for an on-field fight, Pittsburgh Public Schools canceled football games this week for two of its high schools, Perry and Westinghouse. Perry was scheduled to play fellow City League member Brashear on Thursday. Westinghouse would have visited Wheeling Central Catholic on Saturday. Both were regular-season finales. ...
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 ...
Former Langley football coach hired at Perry
By Chris Harlan
Former Langley football coach Ken Wright, who was there when that city school closed, was hired to coach Perry Traditional Academy. The North Side native replaces Bill Gallagher, who resigned in February after 13 seasons and seven City League championships with the Commodores. Wright, 42, was an assistant at Langley for ...
Gallagher retires as Perry football coach
By Kevin Gorman
After winning seven City League championships in 13 seasons, Bill Gallagher is retiring as football coach at Perry Traditional Academy. Gallagher said his decision was made ...
USO advances to City League title game for 3rd straight season
By Jeff Debaldo
A week after beating Perry by 30 points and going through the City League regular season undefeated, USO clawed its way to an 8-0 win ...
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 ...
Brown throws 6 TDs to lead USO past Perry
By Andrew John
USO’s offense overcame a slow start and erupted in the second half to defeat Perry, 36-6, in a dreary regular-season finale Thursday for the City League teams. After a sluggish first half, USO quarterback Ronald Brown got things moving in the third quarter with a pair of scoring drives. Brown, who finished ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 East Liberty. ...
Coates’ field goal in OT lifts Perry to City League title
By George Guido
Perry kicker Cornelio Coates is also a student at the Creative and Performing Arts Academy, specializing in percussion instruments. Saturday afternoon in overtime, Coates drummed up ...
City League championship a rematch of goal-line stand
By Kevin Gorman
When USO last played Perry, 1 yard separated it from the goal line. Four times, USO ran the ball up the middle in an attempt ...
Perry advances to City League final
By Justin Criado
Just like their Week 3 matchup, Perry and Allderdice came down to the end. With 1:54 left and first-and-goal at the Perry 3, Allderdice running back Patrick Ferguson fumbled into the end zone. It was recovered by Perry’s Shakeem Cox to give top-seeded Perry a 13-7 win in the ...
Late goal-line stand lifts Perry over mourning USO
By Chris Adamski
The Perry Commodores took a stand that they are still the pre-eminent program in a revamped City League. It took a goal-line stand to do so. ...
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 the ...
HS Sports Insider
| A| B| C| D| E| F| G| H| I| J| K| L
| M| N| O| P| Q| R| S| T| U| V| W| Y

Top high school stories

•  Deer Lakes girls basketball team uses defense to oust Greensburg Salem from WPIAL playoffs
•  Belle Vernon battles back to take 3rd at PIAA team championships
•  Community rallies around Waynesburg girls basketball player who suffered stroke on court
•  Pine-Richland clears hurdle to advance in WPIAL boys basketball playoffs
•  Ellis School girls basketball team holds off Leechburg in 2-OT thriller
•  Highlands’ effort to win playoff game thwarted by Keystone Oaks
•  Gorman: Protecting tradition at all costs