WPIAL Class AAA notes: Title games draw 16,500 to Heinz Field By George Guido
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 year’s crowd was 15,500 when the games were played on a Friday afternoon.
In 2013, 17,500 made their way to Heinz Field while 18,601 showed up ...
High school notebook: New classes put football finalists on the move next season By Chris Harlan
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 to the newly formed Class 6A and championship opponent Penn-Trafford will join Class 5A, according to enrollment figures released Monday by the PIAA.
The PIAA voted ...
Central Valley edges Mars in Class AAA semifinal slugfest By William Whalen
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 Class AAA semifinal game at Ambridge on Friday night.
“That was a great football game and (Mars wasn’t) going away,” said Central Valley coach Mark ...
Central Valley too much for Laurel Highlands By Staff Reports11:44 a.m.
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, in a WPIAL Class AAA first-round playoff game Friday.
Callaghan’s top target was Aris Tatalovich, who hauled in touchdown strikes of 46 and 71 ...
Teamwork pays off for West Shamokin in 3-0 win over Central Valley By Jerin Steele
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 because they’ve been playing together a long time and wanted to show solidarity.
The Wolves worked well as a team Tuesday night. The middle hitters and ...
Central Valley hands rare home loss to No. 1 West Allegheny By Brian J. Duermeyer
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 a 90-yard kickoff return in the fourth quarter to propel the Class AAA No. 4 Warriors to a 23-13 victory over top-ranked West Allegheny on ...
WPIAL to discuss 6 classes with member schools, won’t leave PIAA By Chris Harlan
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 it met to discuss the issue. But beyond that, the committee decided it needed more information before it could recommend a path forward, committee chairman ...
Central Valley, New Castle face WPIAL hearing over fight before football game By Chris Harlan
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 and suspensions.
The WPIAL scheduled the hearing for 4:45 p.m. in Green Tree. Invited are both districts’ superintendents, high school principals, athletic directors ...
Gorman: So much for sportsmanship By Kevin Gorman
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 football game, the one between Central Valley and New Castle occurred before the game even started.
“This is way different,” WPIAL executive director Tim O’Malley said ...
High school football notebook: WPNT to televise games this season By Chris Harlan
At least three separate outlets will televise WPIAL football games this fall.
Two are well-known. Root Sports hasn’t yet announced matchups, but it will televise games this season starting in October.
Comcast Xfinity, which announced a 12-game schedule, again will make games available through its On Demand feature.
The newcomer is ...