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Some of the WPIAL’s top teams leaning toward two-back ground game

By Chris Harlan
Miles Sanders wants 2,000 yards. Sounds reachable, right? Especially for a senior who’s considered the fourth-best running back recruit in the nation. But after a late-summer ...
Standout seniors set to guide Woodland Hills
By Chris Harlan
Woodland Hills has known for a few years that this season’s seniors could form an exceptional class. The group is deep — the roster has 34 ...
HSFB preview by position: Ball-hawk safeties pace top defenses
By Chris Harlan
McKeesport and Central Catholic led WPIAL Class AAAA teams in fewest points allowed last season. In an era of spread offenses and 300-yard passers, their ...
HSFB preview by position: Local linebackers pack a punch
By Chris Harlan
There’s more than one way to play linebacker. A year ago, McKeesport’s Tymar Sutton and Central Catholic’s David Adams excelled in much different roles. A ...
HSFB preview by position: Defensive linemen show unique brand of athleticism
By Chris Harlan
For around 25 yards, Rashad Wheeler ran like a running back, albeit a 6-foot-4, 285-pound back. The Central Catholic defensive lineman scooped the football from ...
HSFB preview by position: Plenty of Division I talent on area offensive lines
By Chris Harlan
The coveted four-stars are in the junior class. Central Catholic’s C.J. Thorpe and North Allegheny’s Josh Lugg are both highly recruited juniors on the offensive ...
HSFB preview by position: Skill not measured in catches for area tight ends
By Chris Harlan
The stats aren’t always pretty, but the talent is there. The WPIAL returns a selection of standout tight ends with the ideal size, strength and ...
HSFB preview by position: Stable of running backs are game-day stars
By Chris Harlan
A consensus four-star recruit, Miles Sanders is the best all-purpose back in the nation, according to Rivals’ rankings. That’s remarkable, but the Woodland Hills senior ...
A little rain doesn’t dampen football campers’ enthusiasm
By Ray Fisher
The campers at the Football Camp for the Stars program were not going to let a little rain put a damper on their games. For the ...
Woodland Hills’ Brooks eyes PIAA prize in long jump after strong triple jump showing
By Doug Gulasy
SHIPPENSBURG — Isaiah Brooks made a big leap Friday. After not making it to the finals of the boys triple jump at last season’s PIAA Class ...
West Mifflin sprinter claims 100-meter title days after losing in baseball 1st round
By Karen Price
On Tuesday, Todd Sekowski the West Mifflin baseball player suffered the disappointment of a WPIAL first-round upset loss to Montour. On Thursday, Todd Sekowski the ...
Gorman: Reservations in recruiting
By Kevin Gorman
If Miles Sanders is considering visiting colleges, leave it to adults to pressure the Woodland Hills tailback then eventually turn on him when he doesn’t pick their preferred program. When I spoke with Sanders last week, I asked if he was still committed to Penn State. He said he gained ...
Gorman: Sanders goes after 5th star
By Kevin Gorman
Miles Sanders already had achieved All-American status when Rivals.com issued another challenge. The Woodland Hills junior tailback was reminded that he was a defending Most ...
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, ...

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