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Central Valley gains measure of revenge on No. 1 West Allegheny

By Chris Harlan
Central Valley’s Brandon Wilson intercepted the final throw and carried it as far as he could until time expired. The effort was more symbolic than …
Ford City volleyball team reaches quarterfinals
By Matt Grubba
Ford City had no problem getting back to work after celebrating its first section title. Christina Davis and Justyne Lasher had 12 kills each to send No. 4 Ford City to its first playoff win since 2004, beating No. 13 Central Valley, 3-0, in a WPIAL Class AA girls volleyball …
Heavyweights West Allegheny, Central Valley meet in test for Parkway
By Chris Harlan
Finally, it’s OK to talk about Central Valley vs. West Allegheny inside their locker rooms. But this matchup never was easy to ignore. “Both teams …
Central Valley girls win 3rd straight PIAA golf title
By Paul Schofield
YORK — Central Valley’s girls golf team sat inside a pavilion at Heritage Hills Golf Resort on Wednesday, nervously watching the scores being posted on …
Knoch suffers tough loss to Central Valley in overtime
By George Guido
Knoch took defending state champion Central Valley into overtime in Saturday’s Class A girls soccer opening round. But a goal midway through the overtime period …
HS highlight reel: Reigning champs set to defend titles
By Tribune-Review
Six defending champions and dozens of other boys and girls soccer teams will get a look at their path to Highmark Stadium on Wednesday when …
Sewickley Academy teams sweep up Class AA golf championships
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Sewickley Academy boys golf coach Win Palmer probably wouldn’t get any flack from Phil Mickelson if he coached the U.S. Ryder Cup team. When it …
Harlan: New Pitt recruit forced to spurn ‘friends’
By Chris Harlan
Central Valley senior Jordan Whitehead rejected three of his best friends this week. At least that’s how he felt. Whitehead painted Friday’s announcement with that …
Central Valley’s Whitehead chooses Pitt
By Jerry DiPaola
The mentally exhausting recruitment process was nearing an end Thursday night when Central Valley coach Mark Lyons invited Jordan Whitehead out to dinner. It was …
Gorman: Penn State is ‘wild card’ for Whitehead
By Kevin Gorman
James Franklin hasn’t wasted any time using his charisma and charm on the recruiting trail to compile a national top-10 class. We’ll soon find out …
Quaker Valley girls volleyball must fight injury bug
By Gary Horvath
Mike Vavrek’s belief in his team is being tested. “This is one of my deepest teams I’ve had,” said Vavrek, the Quaker Valley girls volleyball coach, before the start of the season. “We’ve got a lot of younger girls that can step in if there are injuries or problems.” Less …
Class AAA No. 2 Central Valley rips Quad-A No. 6 Penn Hills
By Wes Crosby
Penn Hills fumbled away its game against Central Valley on Friday. Central Valley (3-0) took advantage of several Penn Hills miscues on its way to a 35-14 win at Sarge Alberts Stadium over the No. 6-ranked team in Quad-A. The Warriors, ranked No. 2 in WPIAL Class AAA, faced an …
High school football notebook: Intriguing nonconference games step into spotlight
By Chris Harlan
Call it the WPIAL equivalent of Michigan State-Oregon, but maybe a little more competitive. Two highly ranked teams, Penn Hills and Central Valley meet Friday night in a nonconference matchup that won’t alter the standings but will boost someone’s stature. And, like last weekend’s college clash, this one’s also on …
HS highlight reel: Root to broadcast Penn Hills at Central Valley
By Tribune-Review
After its season-opening broadcast featured Pine-Richland’s thrilling overtime victory over rival North Allegheny last week, Root Sports has decided to televise another marquee matchup Friday. …
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Q&A: Central Valley’s John George
By Bill West
John George’s name has popped up in box scores here and there throughout the past two-plus years, but the senior quarterback might soon hear about …
Seniors lead Central Valley past Montour
By Brian J. Duermeyer
Central Valley produced a familiar script behind its strong senior class and a new high-tempo offense Friday night at Montour’s Thomas J. Birko Stadium: A Class AAA Parkway Conference blowout over the rival Spartans. Led by seniors John George and Jordan Whitehead, the No. 2 Warriors (1-0) surged to a …
Girls soccer preview: Defending PIAA champ Central Valley downplays wealth of returning talent
By Bill West
After watching his players finish a humbling scrimmage at Moon last Tuesday, Central Valley girls soccer coach Mark Perry discussed the possibility of a “state …
Central Valley to feature more hurry-up offense
By Chris Harlan
Jordan Whitehead’s coach wants him to touch the football more often but not at the expense of his Central Valley teammates. Mark Lyons has a …
Class AAA breakdown: With perennial contender Gateway joining Greater Allegheny, trend of championship Parkway teams could be challenged
By Jason Mackey
West Allegheny coach Bob Palko doesn’t deny that Gateway dropping down from Quad-A and shifting into the WPIAL Class AAA Greater Allegheny Conference has improved …
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 …
HS Buzz: WPIAL stars Jenkins, Whitehead on ESPN 300
By Staff Reports
A pair of four-star junior football recruits from the WPIAL were ranked among the top 300 players in the country by ESPN last week. Baldwin offensive tackle Sterling Jenkins (6-foot-8, 290 pounds) was ranked as the 68th-best prospect, and Central Valley defensive back Jordan Whitehead (5-11, 171) was ranked 136th. …
Breaking down the PIAA basketball semifinals
By Compiled By   Tribune-Review
Class AAAA New Castle (29-0) vs. Abington (25-5) 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Chambersburg Winner plays: The winner of Chester (25-5) vs. La Salle College (22-6) How they got here: WPIAL champion New Castle defeated Bethel Park, 71-64, in the first round; North Allegheny, 64-54, in the second round; and Hampton …
Central Valley rallies past Farrell to reach PIAA semifinals
By Chris Harlan
Central Valley would prefer a comfortable lead, but so far that just hasn’t happened. For the third time in their last four games, the Warriors used a resilient second-half rally to win. Central Valley overcame a 16-point halftime deficit to beat District 10 champion Farrell, 69-62, on Friday night in …
Breaking down the PIAA boys basketball playoffs
By Compiled By Chris Harlan
Class AAAA WPIAL/City League: New Castle (26-0), Hampton (22-4), Kiski Area (17-6), North Allegheny (21-4), Bethel Park (18-6), Allderdice (21-4). Around the state: Philadelphia’s Roman …
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Seton-La Salle’s Yacine Diop, Central Valley’s Jacob St. George
By Brian Graham
Yacine Diop School: Seton-La Salle Year: Senior Sport: Basketball Claim to fame: Diop — a native of Senegal — scored 15 points and grabbed 15 …

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