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Previewing some of Week 4’s top matchups

By Staff Reports
Here’s a look at some of the top matchups for Week 4 in Western Pennsylvania. Class AAAA Quad Central Baldwin (1-2, 0-1) at 1-AAAA Woodland Hills (3-0, 2-0) 7:30 p.m. Friday Last week: Baldwin lost to Mt. Lebanon, 54-14. Woodland Hills defeated Shaler, 47-14. The buzz: Woodland Hills is averaging …
High school football notebook: TJ leans heavily on ground game
By Chris Harlan
Balance isn’t always key. The third-ranked team in Class AAA, Thomas Jefferson has one of the least-active passing attacks in the WPIAL. In three games, …
Gorman: This Jones not just a QB
By Kevin Gorman
Jeremiah Jones was sitting at West Virginia’s pre-game meal Saturday “just like any other person” when he was invited to a private meeting. That’s when the Mountaineers offered the Woodland Hills junior quarterback a scholarship. “I was surprised, actually,” Jones said. “They’ve been sending me a lot of handwritten letters, …
Woodland Hills survives scare from Bethel Park
By Staff Reports
Art Thompkins’ 75-yard kickoff return in the final minutes provided Woodland Hills with a 33-31 victory over Bethel Park in the Quad Central Conference Friday night, as the No. 1 team in Class AAAA survived a scare in Week 2. Thompkins also scored on a 64-yard pass from Jermiah Jones. …
Previewing some of the top Week 2 matchups in Western Pennsylvania
By Tribune-Review
Here’s a look at some of the top Week 2 football matchups in Western Pennsylvania: Class AAAA Quad Central 1-AAAA Woodland Hills (1-0, 1-0) at …
Sanders, Woodland Hills roll to victory against Peters Township
By Josh Yohe
Woodland Hills has an unfortunate history of slow starts in recent seasons. There was nothing slow about Miles Sanders against Peters Township. Sanders rushed for 85 yards on 13 carries to lead the Wolverines, the WPIAL’s top-ranked Class AAAA team, to a 27-0 road victory against the Indians in the …
Woodland Hills not distracted by top ranking
By Dave Mackall
Once the rain hit, it didn’t let up. Finally, Woodland Hills, dripping with water, did. The top-ranked Wolverines welcomed McKeesport to the Wolvarena on Friday …
Woodland Hills lineup laden with Division I talent
By Dave Mackall
Four WPIAL championship appearances in the past five years has done little to move Woodland Hills coach George Novak. No matter how comfortable it has …
Class AAAA breakdown: Trio of contenders could challenge perennial powers Woodland Hills, Central Catholic
By Kevin Gorman
When asked who should be atop the WPIAL Class AAAA rankings, without hesitation several coaches mentioned Central Catholic and Woodland Hills in the same breath as Nos. 1 and 2. It’s no coincidence that they are considered the two dominant teams on a perennial basis. Woodland Hills’ nine WPIAL finals …
HSFB preview by position: WPIAL is stacked at last line of defense
By Chris Harlan
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 11:12 p.m.
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 …

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