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HS highlight reel: Track season kicks into high gear

By Tribune-Review
It will be a busy couple of days on the track Friday and Saturday, with six invitationals set to be held in Western Pennsylvania. The Mars Invitational, with more than 30 teams competing, will be held Friday at the Mars Athletic Complex. Saturday’s meets include the Westmoreland County Coaches Association at ...
Daily News Fabulous 15: Senior standouts highlight boys all-star team
By Daily News Staff
Players from WPIAL playoff qualifiers made up much of the annual Daily News Fabulous 15 boys basketball team for 2015. Class AAAA McKeesport and Class AAA ...
Woodland Hills rifle team again on target in defending state title
By Alex Oltmanns
The Woodland Hills rifle program has an illustrious history, one filled with five WPIAL titles and three in the last four years. But before the 2014 season, the team still had not been able to win that ever-elusive state title. Yet, after departing the state meet last week, the Wolverines can now ...
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 ...
Woodland Hills senior Krivi becomes school’s 1st WPIAL rifle champion
By Bill West
Woodland Hills senior Mike Krivi flashed a little bling as he fired his .22-caliber bullets Thursday at the WPIAL rifle individual championships. By the ...
Woodland Hills repeats as WPIAL rifle champ
By Karen Price
The Woodland Hills rifle team was on target once again as the Wolverines captured their second straight WPIAL championship and third in four years Tuesday. Woodland Hills (8-0) shot 800-69x to edge second-place Trinity (6-2), which shot 800-64x, and McGuffey (8-0), which shot 800-56x at Dormont-Mt. Lebanon Sportsmen’s Club in ...
HS highlight reel: Plenty of postseason contests this week
By Staff Reports
It will be a busy week of postseason action for Western Pennsylvania high school teams. e_SBlt Top high school hockey players from around the PIHL will be at RMU’s Island Sports Center Sunday for the annual all-star games, starting at 11 a.m. with the Division II contest. Class A ...
Woodland Hills’ Thompkins signs on with Toledo
By Dave Mackall
The long list of Division I football recruits over the years at Woodland Hills High School grew even more Wednesday, when running back Art Thompkins ...
Top 10 WPIAL recruits in the Class of 2016
By Chris Harlan
1. Miles Sanders, Woodland Hills (above) Twitter: @BoobieMiles_4 5-foot-11, 192 pounds, running back Sanders verbally committed to Penn State in July, but others continued to offer ...
Opinions differ on more classifications for high school football
By Chris Harlan
A couple of years from now, Seneca Valley, North Allegheny or Hempfield might celebrate a WPIAL Class AAAAAA football championship. Too many A’s? Maybe ...
McKeesport Daily News Dynamic 33
By Daily News Staff
There were countless memorable moments from the 2014 high school football season, including Clairton’s return to the PIAA title game for the sixth time in ...
High school notebook: PIAA heat acclimation rules under review
By Chris Harlan and Bill West
The state-mandated heat acclimation period for football teams would increase from three days to five under a proposal the PIAA Board of Directors reviewed at this week’s meeting in Mechanicsburg. The PIAA board members voted to take the plan back to their individual districts for discussion, said WPIAL president Jack Fullen, ...
Woodland Hills boys basketball hopes to turn corner after enduring winless season
By Alex Oltmanns
Odell Miller knew last season was going to be difficult for the Woodland Hills boys basketball team. He was right. The Wolverines went on to go ...
New coach steps in to lead rising Woodland Hills girls basketball program
By Alex Oltmanns
Returning to high school coaching after an almost 10-year hiatus, Christine French didn’t know what to expect when she took over the Woodland Hills girls basketball team this offseason. But knowing former coach Korie Morton-Rozier through her coaching experience at McKeesport put French at ease. She realized she was taking over ...
Central Catholic blanks Woodland Hills to advance to Class AAAA semfinals
By Chris Harlan
Central Catholic’s Johnny Petrishen has heard it all too often how there’s three sides to every football game. For awhile though, they relied on only two. Petrishen ...
Preseason favorites Central Catholic, Woodland Hills set for quarterfinals
By Chris Harlan 11:01 p.m.
Central Catholic and Woodland Hills were the preseason favorites to meet at Heinz Field. Instead, they’ll settle for Newman Stadium. The Class AAAA finalists from ...
HS highlight reel: Quarterfinal sites set for Friday night
By Tribune-Review
The WPIAL announced sites for Friday’s quarterfinal football games Monday. In Class AAAA, Pine-Richland-Altoona is at Gateway, Plum-McKeesport is at Norwin, Penn-Trafford-North Allegheny is at Fox Chapel and Central Catholic-Woodland Hills is at North Allegheny. In Class AAA, Central Valley-Indiana is at Butler, Hampton-Ringgold is at West Allegheny, Thomas Jefferson-Mars ...
Woodland Hills’ potent rushing attack deflates North Hills, 41-2
By Wes Crosby
Woodland Hills dominated the line of scrimmage on its way to a 41-2 win over the North Hills on Friday at the Wolvarena in the first round of the WPIAL football playoffs. The sixth-seeded Wolverines ran 28 times and built a 21-2 halftime lead. Running back Miles Sanders gave the ...
WPIAL football playoff clinchings
By Tribune-Review
The following WPIAL football teams have clinched berths in the WPIAL playoffs. In Class AAAA and AAA, the top five teams from each conference qualify  for the playoffs, along with one wild-card sixth-place team. In Class AA and A, the top four teams in each conference qualify. The playoffs begin ...
Late TD lifts Penn Hills past Woodland Hills
By Ed Phillips
In a game dotted with star players and big plays, it was a methodical drive that led to Penn Hills knocking off Woodland Hills, 22-15, on Friday night at Turtle Creek Stadium. The Indians grinded out an 11-play, 66-yard drive capped by Milan Smith’s 3-yard run that provided the winning ...
WPIAL, coaches are still looking to schedule Week 9 rivalry games
By Bill West
When asked about the WPIAL’s efforts to schedule football rivals against each other in Week 9, executive director Tim O’Malley went right into an explanation ...
Previewing some of Western Pa.’s top Week 9 matchups
By Staff Reports
Here’s a look at some of the top matchups for Western Pennsylvania in Week 9: Class AAAA Quad Central 9-AAAA Penn Hills (6-2, 5-1) at 2-AAAA ...
Previewing some of Western Pa.’s top matchups for Week 8
By Staff Reports
Here’s a look at some of the top matchups for Week 8 in Western Pennsylvania: Class AAAA Quad Central 2-AAAA Woodland Hills (6-1, 5-0) ...
West Allegheny tops Woodland Hills in battle of No. 1 teams
By Chris Harlan
Rarely does a nonconference win draw this much emotion. Yet when West Allegheny’s D.J. Opsatnik made a game-winning extra point in overtime, just after a ...
Pride on line between top-ranked Woodland Hills, West Allegheny
By Chris Harlan
Woodland Hills coach George Novak visited West Allegheny on Wednesday and left praising the school’s football success. “They have a lot of trophies and ...

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