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Central Catholic rowers selected to Junior National Team

By Karen Kadilak
For the second consecutive year, three Central Catholic rowers have been picked for a team that will represent the United States from Aug. 6 to 10 at the World Junior Championships in Hamburg, Germany. Michael Grady of Bradford Woods and Alex Miklasevich of Forest Hills, who will be seniors, are …
WPIAL denies eligibility for 2
By Chris Harlan
The WPIAL board of control denied waiver requests from Central Catholic’s Riley Redman and Burrell’s Zach Kelly on Wednesday, leaving both ineligible for their upcoming senior years. Uniontown’s Rodney Harris was granted his waiver request for attendance issues when the board held hearings in Green Tree, making him eligible. Harris …
Central Catholic rowers seeking bid to world competition
By Karen Kadilak 10:35 p.m.
Four Central Catholic rowers are trying out for a national team that will represent America at the World Junior Championships, to be held Aug. 6-10 in Hamburg, Germany. Michael Grady, Alex Miklasevich and Lucas Peilert were invited to the U.S. Junior National Team Men’s Sweep Selection camp at Three Rivers …
Three Rivers Rowers capture silver at Youth Nationals
By Karen Kadilak
With a different partner, North Hills senior Brad Walter won a second straight silver medal in pairs competition at the USRowing Youth National Championships last …
High school notebook: WPIAL basketball championships moving to Petersen Events Center
By Chris Harlan
The WPIAL basketball championships are leaving Palumbo Center. The Board of Control voted Monday to move the boys and girls finals to Pitt’s Petersen Events …
Harlan: Central Catholic’s Petrishen has lots of options
By Tribune-Review
Central Catholic’s Johnny  Petrishen has a method for listing every school that has offered him a football scholarship. When you have more than two dozen, that’s not as simple as it sounds. “It’s easy if you go by conference,” said Petrishen, who starts with schools from the Ivy League and …
Central Catholic rowers headed to California
By Karen Kadilak
After a disappointing finish at the scholastic national regatta, members of a Central Catholic boat will be seeking improvement at the USRowing Youth National Championships in Rancho Cordova, Calif. next week. The Vikings, who finished third, failed to defend their title at the Scholastic Rowing Association of America Championships in …
Central Catholic rowers set for national regatta
By Karen Kadilak
Members of a Central Catholic boat said it will be tough repeating as champions at the Scholastic Rowing Association of America National Regatta in West …
Hit parade carries Shaler past Central Catholic
By Chris Harlan
On the bus ride to Churchill, Shaler coach Brian Junker asked his baseball players to close their eyes and imagine themselves with hits. Apparently, they …
Alle-Kiski notebook: Recruiting picking up for Petrishen
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Lower Burrell native Johnny Petrishen, a junior wide receiver and safety at Central Catholic, is attracting a wealth of college attention heading into his senior season. Petrishen (6-foot-2, 190 pounds), who has started since his freshman year, has 11 college offers from Division I schools. Those that have offered include: …
Central Catholic’s Blasinsky, Sewickley Academy’s Ross win WPIAL singles titles
By Gary Horvath
As one champion ended his WPIAL tennis career on top, another burst onto the scene. Central Catholic senior Adam Blasinsky defended his title at the WPIAL Class AAA boys singles championship 6-2, 7-5 over Latrobe’s Chad Kissell on Tuesday at Bethel Park, and Sewickley Academy freshman Luke Ross claimed the …
Kittanning’s Jason Nolf named Trib Total Media wrestler of the year
By Bill West
When he had a few free minutes before or after his high school wrestling practices, Kittanning senior Jason Nolf sometimes wandered across the hallway outside …
Franklin Regional wrestler backs up his words with 1st state title
By Paul Schofield
HERSHEY — Franklin Regional freshman Spencer Lee made a bold declaration in early December while competing in the Ironman  Tournament. He wanted to be a …
High school notebook: Lincoln Park looking forward to rematch with Johnsonburg
By Staff Reports
Lincoln Park wanted at some point this postseason a rematch with Johnsonburg, the team that ended last season’s playoff run. Well, here it is. WPIAL …
Canon-Mac’s Chishko wins 4th WPIAL title
By Paul Schofield
Canon-McMillan senior Solomon Chishko changed his wrestling style this season. “I’ve been training to widen the gap against my opponents and try to beat them …
Reigning basketball champs Beaver Falls, New Castle to join Section 2-AAA
By Chris Harlan
Beaver Falls and New Castle, both two-time reigning WPIAL champions, will share a boys basketball section next season. The WPIAL Board of Control on Tuesday approved a new section alignment for the 2014-15 season that places the two teams in Section 2-AAA with Beaver, Blackhawk, Central Valley and three others. …
HS Buzz: Section 2-AAAA goes down to the wire
By Staff Reports
For most of the season, boys basketball teams in Section 2-AAAA jockeyed for playoff positions. At times, there were six teams that showed signs of greatness. But only four will continue their season in the WPIAL playoffs, which start this week. Fox Chapel (9-5) used a 56-50 win over Central …
Fox Chapel clinches playoff berth with win at Central Catholic
By Gary Horvath
Fox Chapel has a clean slate. Senior guard Matt D’Amico scored a game-high 21 points, and Billy Urso added 12 to lead Fox Chapel (16-5, 9-5) to a 56-50 win over Section 2-AAAA rival Central Catholic (11-10, 8-6) on the road Friday. With the win, the Foxes clinched third place …
Western Pa. players sign with FCS, Division II schools
By Tribune-Review
A look at the WPIAL, City League and Heritage Conference players who signed at FCS and Division II schools: FCS Albany e_SBlt Julian Cox, QB, New Castle e_SBlt Zach DeLuca, DE, Central Catholic Bucknell e_SBlt Joey DeFloria, RB, Hempfield e_SBlt Colin Jonov, WR/DB, Franklin Regional e_SBlt Luke Liprando, LB, Mt. …
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 …
High school notebook: WPIAL says GCC must suspend coach or miss playoffs; Big 33 roster announced
By Chris Harlan
The Greensburg Central Catholic boys basketball team will be banned from this season’s playoffs unless the school suspends coach Greg Bisignani for three regular season …
Central Catholic holds off late McKeesport rally in victory
By Dave Mackall
Chuck Crummie rode Central Catholic’s third-quarter momentum to career coaching victory No. 599 Friday night. But the Vikings nearly wasted a 14-point fourth-quarter lead in …
Aliquippa’s Henry wins PAA’s Mercury Award
By Kevin Gorman
Aliquippa’s Dravon Henry was the recipient of the Pittsburgh Athletic Association Mercury Award, honoring the top high school football player in Western Pennsylvania. Henry, a 6-foot, 185-pound running back/defensive back headed to West Virginia, led the Quips to the WPIAL Class AA final by rushing for 1,242 yards as a …
Starters on South Fayette’s football team shining after quick shift to wrestling
By Bill West
Whereas most of his opponents used the third weekend of December to compete in or prepare for an individual wrestling tournament — the first or …

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