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HS highlight reel: Woodland Hills’ Sanders, Clairton’s Wade named to All-American team

By Bill Hartlep
Woodland Hills senior running back Miles Sanders has been picked to the Scout.com high school All-American team. The Penn State recruit ran for 1,529 yards and 16 touchdowns this season and finished with 4,573 yards for his career. A five-star prospect according to Scout, the 6-foot, 200-pound Sanders has more ...
Gorman: Shaw’s recruitment starts all over again
By Kevin Gorman
When word that Mike Hart was leaving Western Michigan for Syracuse reached Jo-El Shaw, it left him completely stunned. The Woodland Hills running back committed to the Broncos in October largely because of his relationship with Hart, the former Michigan star who was their running backs coach. “You tell kids they’re ...
HS notebook: Woodland Hills’ Shaw decommits from Western Michigan
By Kevin Gorman and Chris Harlan
Woodland Hills standout Jo-El Shaw is de-committing from Western Michigan and reopening his recruitment. The 6-foot-1, 230-pound running back-linebacker committed to the Broncos in October, largely because of his relationship with running backs coach Mike Hart. When Hart left for the same position at Syracuse, it stunned Shaw. “Mike Hart was a ...
Gorman: WPIAL stars shining on a bigger stage
By Kevin Gorman
Miles Sanders and Khaleke Hudson were arguably the top players in the WPIAL this fall, so it’s no surprise they would shine on a national ...
Daily News Dynamic 33 football all-star team
By Dave Mackall
From a record-setting touchdown pass to an unpredictable winning streak, Daily News region schools again provided endless storylines during the 2015 high school football season. ...
Turnovers hurt River Hawks in loss to Woodland Hills
By George Guido
Averaging a turnover per minute isn’t a good way to win a basketball game. Armstrong committed 24 turnovers in the first 24 minutes, and Woodland Hills ...
Woodland Hills girls basketball team emphasizing attention to detail
By Brian Graham
The Woodland Hills girls basketball team hopes to make a big splash this season, but to do so they are placing emphasis on the little things. Coach Chrissy French, in her second year with the Wolverines, has been around coaching in some capacity for 21 years and knows that by ...
Woodland Hills’ plan starts to come together
By Brian Graham
After three years of growing pains and a program rebuild, Woodland Hills boys basketball coach Odell Miller and his Wolverines may have turned the corner. Woodland Hills struggled last year, finishing 5-16 overall and 1-11 in Section 2-AAAA. Miller saw more than just wins and losses. Instead, he watched his lineup ...
WPIAL history full of football dynasties
By George Guido
Some of the WPIAL’s best Washington, 1917-23 Wins: 1920, ‘23 Second: 1922 Tie: 1917 While Wilkinsburg won the first three WPIAL titles from 1914-16, Washington had an early extended run. From 1915-23, Washington rolled up a 63-4-10 record and played in four WPIAL title games. The 1917 team battled Johnstown to ...
No. 5 Central Catholic ‘returns’ to title game with win over Woodland Hills
By Chris Harlan
Central Catholic’s offense didn’t reach the end zone until the fourth quarter Friday night. But by then, the team’s defense and special teams already had ...
WPIAL Class AAAA semifinal capsule: Woodland Hills vs. Central Catholic
By Dave Mackall
class AAAA SEMIFinal No. 1 Woodland Hills (11-0)  vs. No. 5 Central Catholic (10-1)  7:30 p.m. Friday at Fox Chapel The last time these ...
Gorman: Teams running to Heinz Field
By Kevin Gorman
Six players have broken the 4,000-yard career rushing mark this fall, something that happened only once in WPIAL history — in 2007. That four 4,000-yard rushers are in the WPIAL semifinals begs this question: Can teams still make it to Heinz Field while relying on the run? Aliquippa’s Kaezon Pugh, Clairton’s ...
Top-seeded Woodland Hills wears down Bethel Park to reach semifinals
By Gary Horvath
With Bethel Park thinking upset, Woodland Hills turned to its usual heroes to bring the unbeaten Wolverines a WPIAL Class AAAA quarterfinal victory Friday at West Mifflin. Senior running backs Jo-El Shaw and Miles Sanders scored on third-quarter touchdown runs of 33 and 50 yards respectively to preserve a second-half lead ...
Rematches highlight WPIAL quarterfinal playoff schedule
By Dave Mackall
If at first you don’t succeed ... Punt? No, that’s not how it goes. Best to get back out there and try again. At least that’s what ...
Previewing the WPIAL quarterfinals
By Tribune-Review
Below is a look at matchups for the WPIAL quarterfinals. Class AAAA 8-Bethel Park (7-3) vs. 1-Woodland Hills (10-0) 7:30 p.m. Friday at West Mifflin Winner plays: No. 4 North Allegheny (9-1) or No. 5 Central Catholic (9-1). The buzz: The game is a rematch of Woodland Hills’ 28-23 regular-season victory ...
Clairton, Woodland Hills take No. 1 seeds for WPIAL playoffs
By Dave Mackall
A pair of No. 1 teams in the Trib Total Media rankings from the upper Mon Valley are about to begin preparations Tuesday in earnest ...
Trio of defending champions earn top seeds for WPIAL playoffs
By Chris Harlan
As the only undefeated team in Class AAA, Belle Vernon could have griped that it wasn’t seeded first. Instead, the Leopards can accept that ...
Late interception lets Woodland Hills hold off Mt. Lebanon rally
By Brian J. Duermeyer
Tyriq Thompson’s last-minute interception in the end zone preserved top-ranked Woodland Hills’ 21-17 victory over visiting Mt. Lebanon at the Wolvarena on Friday. The win clinched ...
Previewing some of Western Pennsylvania’s top Week 8 matchups
By Staff Reports
Below is a look at some of the top matchups for Week 8 of high school football in Western Pennsylvania. Class AAAA Quad Central 7-AAAA Mt. Lebanon (7-0, 5-0) at 1-AAAA Woodland Hills (7-0, 5-0) 7:30 p.m. Friday The buzz: Following a seven-point victory over WPIAL Class AAA No. 1 West Allegheny, the ...
In battle of No. 1 teams, Woodland Hills outlasts West Allegheny
By Chris Harlan
Don’t try to tell Miles Sanders or his Woodland Hills teammates this nonconference game didn’t matter. It certainly did for them. Playing with a bruised heel that ...
Gorman: Shaw plays football for right reason
By Kevin Gorman
Every football player has his motivations, whether it’s for stardom, a scholarship or something else. Jo-El Shaw plays for his mom. That’s how the Woodland ...
Talent-laden backfields lead West Allegheny, Woodland Hills into marqee matchup
By Chris Harlan
West Allegheny coach Bob Palko frequently has featured a two-headed rushing attack, and his Indians have won their share of WPIAL titles with a crowded ...
Woodland Hills RB Shaw commits to Western Michigan
By Kevin Gorman
Woodland Hills running back Jo-El Shaw announced his verbal commitment to Western Michigan following a visit to its Kalamazoo campus this weekend. A 6-foot-1, 220-pounder, …
Strong second half carries Woodland Hills over Upper St. Clair
By Karen Price
Top-ranked Woodland Hills remained undefeated after blowing open the game in the second half for a 35-7 victory over Upper St. Clair on Friday at Wolvarena. Woodland Hills was missing running back Miles Sanders, who was out with a bruised heel, but rest of the Wolverines’ backfield shouldered the load ...
Previewing some of Western Pennsylvania’s top Week 5 matchups
By Staff Reports
Below is a look at some of the top Week 5 high school football matchups in Western Pennsylvania: Class AAAA Quad Central 10-AAAA Upper St. Clair (2-2, 2-1) at 1-AAAA Woodland Hills (4-0, 3-0) 7:30 p.m. Friday The buzz: Top-ranked Woodland Hills will attempt to extend Upper St. Clair’s ...
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