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Big 3rd quarter lifts No. 2 Central Catholic past North Allegheny

By Chris Harlan
The shutout streak is gone, but the winning streak stays. Down by a touchdown, Central Catholic responded with scores on four consecutive possessions to claim …
Central Catholic lineman comfortable with Harvard commitment
By Jennifer Goga
Richie Ryan, a third-year starting senior on the Central Catholic football team, has committed to play football at Harvard University. After the Vikings won the …
Recruiting: Hamlin latest WPIAL DB to hear from Buckeyes
By Chris Harlan
Ohio State has a thing for WPIAL defensive backs. The Buckeyes welcomed New Castle’s Malik Hooker to Columbus this summer and made an effort to …
WPIAL teams value hard-to-come-by nonconference games in Week 1
By Bill West
Bethel Park coach Jeff Metheny might wonder if there’s a sadist among the people responsible for making the WPIAL football regular-season schedules. That theory would …
WPIAL champions wall unveiled at Heinz Field
By Andrew Erickson
North Catholic football coach Bob Ravenstahl and a former North Catholic player flanked a commemorative Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic jersey in the West main concourse …
Sewickley rower to continue at Yale
By Karen Kadilak
Having reached the World Rowing Junior Championships as a member of the U.S. Junior National Team, Central Catholic graduate Lucas Peilert wanted some place challenging …
HSFB preview by position: Special talent for area kickers
By Chris Harlan
Count Hempfield among the WPIAL teams that can score without ever reaching the end zone. With senior kicker John Domit, the Spartans must only approach …
Gorman: A special relationship for Central kicker, long snapper
By Kevin Gorman
Where Mitch MacZura might go down as the leading scorer in Central Catholic history, Patrick Phibbs prefers to remain anonymous. That’s because MacZura is the Vikings’ kicker and punter, and Phibbs is the long snapper. “The one big thing I always say is that you don’t want to get known,” …
Defending WPIAL champ Central Catholic undergoes offensive overhaul
By Chris Harlan
The starting quarterback, four offensive linemen, both leading receivers and two 1,000-yard rushers are gone from last year’s lineup that won the WPIAL title. Yet …
Class AAAA breakdown: Trio of contenders could challenge perennial powers Woodland Hills, Central Catholic
By Kevin Gorman
When asked who should be atop the WPIAL Class AAAA rankings, without hesitation several coaches mentioned Central Catholic and Woodland Hills in the same breath as Nos. 1 and 2. It’s no coincidence that they are considered the two dominant teams on a perennial basis. Woodland Hills’ nine WPIAL finals …
HSFB preview by position: WPIAL is stacked at last line of defense
By Chris Harlan
The last line of defense has some of the WPIAL’s best athletes. Central Catholic’s Johnny Petrishen and McKeesport’s Khaleke Hudson, the two most highly acclaimed …
Central Catholic rowers reach finals at world event
By Karen Kadilak
Three Central Catholic boys were on U.S. boats that reached the finals of the World Rowing Junior Championships in Hamburg, Germany, this month. Michael Grady, …
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 …
HSFB preview by position: Division I O-line recruits have something to prove
By Chris Harlan
Baldwin’s Sterling Jenkins and Hempfield’s Tony Pilato are both highly rated offensive linemen according to the national recruiting websites. The seniors are coveted for their …
HSFB preview by position: Versatility key for tight ends
By Chris Harlan
The best tight end in the WPIAL doesn’t actually play tight end. At 6-foot-4, 245 pounds, Kittanning’s Nick Bowers has ideal size for the position. …
Gorman: Central’s Adomitis at home at tight end
By Kevin Gorman
The jerseys hang in Central Catholic’s weight room, reminders of the prominence of one position at the school. One belongs to Hall of Fame quarterback …
Central Catholic swimmer battles back from neck injury
By Michael Love
Adam Whisner had his sights set on top times with his swims at the Allegheny Mountain Swimming Long Course Junior Olympics meet on July 19 …
NFL connections dot Central Catholic’s football roster this season
By Chris Harlan
Gus Frerotte experienced quarterback battles in his 15 years in the NFL. This one might feel a little different. The former Pro Bowl quarterback, now …
High school notebook: Root Sports to broadcast Friday night games this season
By Staff Reports
Root Sports has decided to change its broadcast plans for high school football this fall. Instead of televising a game each Thursday night during the regular season, Root will broadcast games Friday nights on a flex schedule. Starting with a Week 2 matchup between Pine-Richland and North Allegheny at 7:30 …
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
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 12:42 p.m.
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 …

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