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 …
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 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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 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 ...
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 ...