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Gorman: Westinghouse, Wilkinsburg aiming for acceptance

By Kevin Gorman
Westinghouse and Wilkinsburg played for keeps Saturday, then traded handshakes for hugs and posed together for pictures. That scene at the Sto-Rox tip-off tournament touched not only Bulldogs coach Phyllis Jones but her counterpart, Wilfred Dennis. “It was spontaneous and it was nice to see that the girls were willing to ...
High school notebook: Westinghouse prepares for subregional contest
By Kevin Gorman and Chris Harlan
For the second straight year, Westinghouse enters the postseason with a forfeit on its resume. Where it hindered the ‘House last year, the Bulldogs are using it as inspiration. Westinghouse (2-7) will play at Chestnut Ridge (6-4) on Friday in a District 5-8 Class AA subregional for the third consecutive year. ...
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 ...
Gorman: Celebrating City legends
By Kevin Gorman
Curtis Hefflin played football at Westinghouse 60 years ago, when Pete Dimperio insisted the Bulldogs had neither stars nor show-offs. As a team captain, Hefflin made sure to enforce the rule. So, imagine his surprise at being one of 20 inductees into the second class of the Pittsburgh City League ...
Gorman: Time for new ‘House rules
By Kevin Gorman
Once the pride of City League football, Westinghouse has become its black eye. And its own worst enemy. A Westinghouse assistant coach placed on leave pending an investigation into whether he injured a player is the second incident to draw negative attention to the football program in the past year. Westinghouse ...
Westinghouse assistant coach placed on leave
By Tribune-Review
An assistant football coach at Westinghouse has been placed on leave after being accused of injuring a player during practice Aug. 25. Pittsburgh Public Schools public information officer Ebony Pugh said in a statement that a student might have been injured while being admonished by one of the assistant coaches. ...
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 ...
Westinghouse falls in subregional
By Tribune-Review
District 5’s Chestnut Ridge opened a 14-0 first-quarter lead and didn’t turn back en route to a 35-0 victory over Westinghouse in a Districts 5-8 subregional game Friday night. Chestnut Ridge (9-2) will play Bedford in the District 5-AA title game. Westinghouse finished the season 1-7. ...
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 ...
Gorman: A final game for the ‘House
By Kevin Gorman
Westinghouse practiced under the lights at Willie Stargell Field in Homewood, preparing for its first football game in 28 days. Yes, you read that right. The Bulldogs (1-6), who play at Chestnut Ridge (8-2) on Friday in a PIAA Class AA sub-regional, saw their regular season end Oct. 10 with a ...
High school football notebook: WPIAL might welcome another team next year
By Chris Harlan
The WPIAL could use another football team. With the pending merger of Ford City and Kittanning, the WPIAL would be left with 123 teams next ...
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 ...
High school roundup: Gateway, Ambridge, Bentworth hire football coaches
By Staff Reports
Gateway School Board members officially hired Tom Nola as the district’s varsity football coach Wednesday night, selecting the longtime Clairton coach to replace Donnie Militzer, ...
City League basketball preview: Westinghouse teams out to defend titles
By Alex Oltmanns
Westinghouse boys basketball coach Tariq Francis can’t promise another City League championship this season, but he can provide assurance that his team will put in ...
City League’s Westinghouse to apply for WPIAL football membership
By Chris Harlan
Any move by Westinghouse football to the WPIAL remains far from a done deal, executive director Tim O’Malley said Thursday. Still, the City League team wants to join next season. The Pittsburgh Public Schools board approved a motion Wednesday that would permit the City League team to join the WPIAL ...
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 girls falter against Ligonier Valley
By Doug Kurtz
Ligonier Valley survived a nearly five-minute scoring drought in the fourth quarter and used a late flurry to hold on against Westinghouse, 45-38, in a PIAA Class AAA District 5/6/8 sub-regional game in Ebensburg. Down, 37-27, less than a minute into the final quarter, Westinghouse got a 3-pointer and a 2-pointer ...
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. ...
Gorman: Why Westinghouse needs a new landscape
By Tribune-Review
Westinghouse was once the crown jewel of the city, a football program so strong under Pete Dimperio that it went to the City League championship game 21 consecutive seasons and won 17 times between 1946-66. The Bulldogs have won 35 City championships, but none since 1996. Westinghouse is a Class ...
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. ...
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 ...
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