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WPIAL football teams prepare for unfamiliar conference opponents in Week 1

Preseason preparation always has been necessary for Greg Perry, but he long has had a strong knowledge base from which to draw. The Keystone Oaks ...

South Fayette tops Central Valley in battle of WPIAL runners-up

A crowd of thousands filled South Fayette's stadium, and Noah Plack heard them gasp. Lions quarterback Drew Saxton scrambled to find Plack along the sideline, ...

WPIAL runners-up Central Valley, South Fayette to square off

Scrimmage or play a game? South Fayette and Central Valley had to tackle that question once they scheduled a late-August matchup. "Originally, we hemmed ...

HSFB position by position: Pressure-tested kickers return

There are times when winning a championship rests with the kicker. Thirty years ago, a 30-yard field goal by Burrell's Rich Marriott secured a 3-0 ...

WPIAL Class 3A breakdown: Perennial powers congregate in Beaver Valley Conference

With only three conferences and eight playoff spots, one thing is certain in Class 3A. "You're going to have some pretty good teams staying home," ...

Expectations stay high for Central Valley

Central Valley will enter its sixth season of existence, and per usual, expectations continue to rise. This despite being ousted in the WPIAL finals by Thomas ...

High school notebook: Thomas Jefferson, Clairton head into enemy territory

A pair of WPIAL football teams drew short straws, it seems, on the sites of their scheduled PIAA quarterfinal games Friday night. In a method ...

Thomas Jefferson uses defense, running game to capture WPIAL title

The old champ took back what it once owned. Thomas Jefferson returned to Heinz Field for the first time since 2008 and ended the Parkway Conference's ...

WPIAL Class AAA notes: Title games draw 16,500 to Heinz Field

Saturday's combined attendance of the four games at Heinz Field was 16,500. Crowds were impacted by the steady drizzle, particularly for the first two games. Last ...

Clairton among greatest WPIAL dynasties; Aliquippa, South Fayette close

The Clairton Bears had a reservation for just before dawn at a family-owned restaurant along Route 51. It's become an almost-annual tradition for the team ...

WPIAL Class AAA final preview: Big-play passing attack paying off for defending WPIAL champion Central Valley

Central Valley may not boast a high-profile recruit like Robert Foster or Jordan Whitehead this year. But, the Warriors do have guys who can produce ...

HS highlight reel: Pair of title games to be on tape delay Saturday

As usual, Saturday's four WPIAL football championship games all will be televised by Root Sports, but two will be on tape delay. The Class A ...

High school notebook: New classes put football finalists on the move next season

At least four of this year's eight WPIAL football finalists will join a new classification next season. Among them, Class AAAA finalist Central Catholic is headed ...

Central Valley edges Mars in Class AAA semifinal slugfest

Senior quarterback Chris Callaghan threw for 303 yards and three touchdowns to lead No. 1 Central Valley past No. 4 Mars, 48-41, in the WPIAL ...

WPIAL Class AAA semifinal capsule: Central Valley vs. Mars

class aaa SEMIFINAL NO. 1 CENTRAL VALLEY (10-1) vs. NO. 4 MARS (10-1) 7:30 p.m. Friday at Ambridge Defending WPIAL champion and top-seeded ...

Central Valley too much for Laurel Highlands

Chris Callaghan completed 11 of 20 passes for 269 yards and three touchdowns as No. 1 Central Valley defeated visiting No. 16 Laurel Highlands, 59-14, ...

Teamwork pays off for West Shamokin in 3-0 win over Central Valley

West Shamokin girls volleyball players wear shirts that say "We Not Me" in pregame warmups. Coach Dan Spencer said the girls came up with the idea ...

Breaking down the 2015 WPIAL football playoffs

Here's a look at the WPIAL football playoff pairings: Class AAAA Favorite: Woodland Hills has the best backfield tandem in the WPIAL with seniors Miles ...

Trio of defending champions earn top seeds for WPIAL playoffs

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 ...

Central Valley hands rare home loss to No. 1 West Allegheny

Central Valley found a way to win at Joe P. Demichela Stadium, and the Warriors are Parkway Conference champions once again. Kurt Reinstadtler scored on ...

TJ's pace in attack sparks first-round soccer playoff win

Senior midfielder Falco Meden took an A.J. Meshanko pass near the goal box, blew past the defense, and gave Thomas Jefferson a lead two minutes ...

WPIAL to discuss 6 classes with member schools, won't leave PIAA

The WPIAL won't leave the PIAA. Secession is not an option for dealing with PIAA expansion, the WPIAL strategic planning committee unanimously agreed Monday when ...

Central Valley dominates Char Valley in battle of Class AAA top 10s

Central Valley coach Mark Lyons said the No. 1 priority for his squad against Chartiers Valley was executing Mission accomplished. In a battle of Class AAA ...

Central Valley, New Castle face WPIAL hearing over fight before football game

School administrators and football coaches from New Castle and Central Valley will attend a WPIAL hearing Monday to discuss a pregame fight that drew ejections ...

Gorman: So much for sportsmanship

Five days after Monessen and Wilkinsburg were called to the WPIAL offices to answer for a fight, there was another. Where Monessen-Wilkinsburg's brawl ended their ...


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