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HSFB preview by position: WPIAL is stacked at last line of defense

By Chris Harlan 10:44 p.m.
The last line of defense has some of the WPIAL’s best athletes. Central Catholic’s Johnny Petrishen and McKeesport’s Khaleke Hudson, the two most highly acclaimed …
HSFB preview by position: Central Valley’s Whitehead among nation’s best defensive backs
By Chris Harlan
With very little debate, Central Valley’s Jordan Whitehead can be called the best playmaker in the WPIAL. The senior had 20 touchdowns last season, but …
Gorman: Woodland Hills deep on defensive line
By Kevin Gorman
The running joke at Woodland Hills is about the player wearing No. 6. He’s big, strong and fast. He’s all over the field. He makes every tackle in every practice. And he’s only getting better. Who wears No. 6? “Everybody does,” said Daniel Gibson, a 6-foot-3, 265-pound senior defensive tackle. …
HSFB preview by position: Star tailbacks develop early
By Chris Harlan
It doesn’t take long to recognize a talented running back. The sophomore season is often enough. Woodland Hills’ Miles Sanders became the team’s starter as …
Mon-Yough football teams begin process of finding answers
By Dave Mackall
High school football in the Mon-Yough area this time of year evokes thoughts of successful WPIAL programs, including five that reached the postseason in 2013. …
High school notebook: Root Sports to broadcast Friday night games this season
By Staff Reports
Root Sports has decided to change its broadcast plans for high school football this fall. Instead of televising a game each Thursday night during the regular season, Root will broadcast games Friday nights on a flex schedule. Starting with a Week 2 matchup between Pine-Richland and North Allegheny at 7:30 …
Woodland Hills junior RB picks Penn State
By Chris Adamski
Miles Sanders already has had a productive high school football career, and he hasn’t even begun his junior year. Penn State coaches saw enough to …
Woodland Hills, Hempfield rifle squads shoot for fundraiser to combat cancer
By Alex Oltmanns
Accounting for the past three WPIAL rifle championships, Hempfield and Woodland Hills are certainly rivals in team competition. But when it comes to their fundraising efforts in combating cancer, the two teams are more than willing to join forces. That’s exactly what they did this spring. For the second year …
Latrobe capitalizes on errors in first-round victory over Woodland Hills
By Gary Horvath
Woodland Hills was unable to overcome an early deficit Tuesday as Latrobe defeated the Wolverines, 8-1, in the opening round of the WPIAL Class AAAA …
Daily News spotlight athletes: Woodland Hills’ Isaiah Brooks, West Mifflin’s Deilona DeVaughn
By Robert Stinner
Isaiah Brooks School: Woodland Hills Year: Junior Sport: Track and field Claim to fame: Brooks placed first in the 200 meters with a time of …
Trib Prospect: Woodland Hills’ Miles Sanders
By Chris Harlan
Woodland Hills’ Miles Sanders used his receiving skills to earn top honors among running backs at the Rivals Camp Series last weekend in Columbus, Ohio. …
McKeesport edges Woodland Hills to keep pace in section
By Dave Mackall
The McKeesport softball team kept pace Thursday, beating another Section 2-AAAA opponent, despite the absence of its leading hitter. Playing without injured sophomore shortstop Vanessa Falce for a second consecutive game, the Tigers scored two runs in the fifth inning to take the lead for good and held off visiting …
Once told she may never walk, Woodland Hills senior to play Division I soccer
By Mark Emery
While other children were playing sports and dreaming of athletic careers, Brianna Guy was wondering whether the next time she was able to move around …
Trinity’s Huffman wins in WPIAL rifle to cap perfect season
By Jason Mackey
Trinity’s Kayla Huffman knows as well as anyone how tight the WPIAL individual rifle championships can be. Huffman finished second to Hempfield’s Abbie Bache last winter — by recording three fewer center shots. This time, Huffman found herself on the good end of a three-way tie for the top spot. …
Woodland Hills wins WPIAL team rifle title in dominant fashion
By Jason Mackey
Shooting the best team score in the history of the WPIAL rifle championships wasn’t too lofty of a goal for senior Laura Valenti and her Woodland Hills teammates. The Wolverines shot 800-74x at Dormont-Mt. Lebanon Sportsmen’s Club Tuesday during the team event to edge Hempfield (799-64x) and Bethel Park (799-60x). …
32 WPIAL players headed to Division I-FBS schools
By Tribune-Review
Thirty-two WPIAL players and one from the District 6 Heritage Conference have accepted football scholarships from FBS schools. WR Troy Apke Mt. Lebanon, Penn State DE Rori Blair Upper St. Clair, Pitt TE Alec Bloom Ligonier Valley, UConn OL Alex Bookser Mt. Lebanon, Pitt DT Brock Boxen Beaver Falls, Akron …
Aliquippa’s Henry wins PAA’s Mercury Award
By Kevin Gorman
Aliquippa’s Dravon Henry was the recipient of the Pittsburgh Athletic Association Mercury Award, honoring the top high school football player in Western Pennsylvania. Henry, a 6-foot, 185-pound running back/defensive back headed to West Virginia, led the Quips to the WPIAL Class AA final by rushing for 1,242 yards as a …
Penn Hills great Flynn to be inducted into PAA Hall of Fame
By Kevin Gorman
The Pittsburgh Athletic Association will induct former Penn Hills, Pitt and NFL safety Tom Flynn into its Hall of Fame Friday night at its annual John Majors Night celebration. The Mercury Award also will be presented to the top high school football player in Western Pennsylvania. The finalists are Central …
Woodland Hills rifle team sets sights on championship target
By Mark Emery
By itself, the unbeaten start the Woodland Hills rifle team has put together this season is no cause for celebration. The Wolverines have set their sights on WPIAL and state championships, and anything short of those aims would be disappointing. “I’m satisfied with their progress so far,” coach Matt Rodrigues …
McKeesport’s Perdue steps up in rout of Woodland Hills
By Dave Mackall
Recent injuries to a pair of McKeesport basketball starters motivated Khalil Perdue to do more. Perdue, a 6-foot-3 forward and one of eight seniors on …
Woodland Hills slugger to compete in home run derby benefit
By Gary Horvath
Over the next few days, Jake Jessell will be swinging for the fences. Jessell, a sophomore at Woodland Hills, was selected to participate in the …
McKeesport Daily News Dynamic 33
By Daily News Staff
In a high school football season when Clairton’s monumental winning streak was stopped and McKeesport welcomed back legendary coach George Smith, there were quite a …
Woodland Hills girls hope underclassmen deliver
By Alex Oltmanns
Despite losing six seniors, including four starters from last season’s team, the Woodland Hills girls basketball program will have to rely on a new cast of characters. But coach Korie Morton-Rozier is optimistic about this year’s team, a sense of optimism that revolves largely around her sophomore and senior classes. …
Woodland Hills boys basketball team must mature fast
By Alex Oltmanns
Odell Miller took over the as the boys basketball coach at Woodland Hills last season looking to bring stability to a program that has had three coaches over the past six years. While last season was not what he and the Wolverines were hoping for with a 4-17 (0-14 in …
Gorman: North’s title a ‘thrill’ for Rooney
By Kevin Gorman
North Catholic’s most famous alumnus shook hands with and congratulated the Trojans on winning the first WPIAL football championship in school history. That they won …

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