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WPIAL players selected to play in Big 33 game

By Staff Reports
Twelve senior players from the WPIAL have been selected to play in the 58th annual Big 33 Football Classic on June 20 at Hersheypark Stadium. The team includes Central Catholic tight end Graham Adomitis (Princeton), linebacker Bryan Glover (Eastern Michigan) and defensive back John Petrishen (Penn State); Penn Hills lineman ...
Harlan: Duquesne gaining popularity with WPIAL recruits
By Chris Harlan
With only 23, the number of FBS recruits from the WPIAL was lower than usual this year. But with FCS schools heavily recruiting here, more than three dozen others still joined Division I football. Duquesne can be credited for boosting that number. The Dukes signed eight WPIAL recruits from this ...
Top 10 WPIAL recruits in the Class of 2016
By Chris Harlan
1. Miles Sanders, Woodland Hills (above) Twitter: @BoobieMiles_4 5-foot-11, 192 pounds, running back Sanders verbally committed to Penn State in July, but others continued to offer ...
Petrishen at ease with decision to play football at Penn State
By Jerry DiPaola
With the most difficult decision of his life behind him, Central Catholic safety John Petrishen did the only thing left to do Sunday. He took a nap. “My mother said I needed it,” he said. When he woke up, he explained why he decided to commit to Penn State — about three ...
High school notebook: Apollo-Ridge’s Tre Tipton says Pitt can’t dwell on lost recruits
By Bill Beckner Jr.
A little more than a week ago, Apollo-Ridge’s Tre Tipton was sure Kittanning’s Nick Bowers would honor his commitment to Pitt and that Central Catholic’s ...
Harlan: ‘Sense of duty guides Central senior’s college choice
By Chris Harlan
When Central Catholic senior Eric McAllister decided his college football future, he made more than your typical verbal commitment. McAllister joined the military. “The No. 1 thing in this recruiting process was making a decision not for the next four years but for the next 40,” said McAllister, ...
Gorman: Big 33 streak one to savor
By Kevin Gorman
Graham Adomitis received word Tuesday that he has been selected to play in this summer’s Big 33 Football Classic. That practically guarantees that the Central Catholic tight end, one of his Pennsylvania teammates or Maryland opponents will play in a Super Bowl in the next decade. “It’s pretty sweet to ...
Central Catholic’s Petrishen says he enjoys hectic recruiting process
By Jerry DiPaola
Sometimes, Central Catholic’s John Petrishen just wants to get away from the rest of the world. “I lock myself in my room, turn my phone off ...
Pittsburgh Indoor Rowing Championships provide break from winter training
By Karen Kadilak
Youth and scholastic rowers look forward to competing for the first time this winter at the Pittsburgh Indoor Rowing Championships Jan. 31 at the Kingsley Association in East Liberty. About 500 to 600 entries are expected in 46 events, including youth, high school, open and masters, said Megan Kuehm, race director ...
Gorman: Pittsburgh Athletic Association awards a great event
By Kevin Gorman
The same guy who got me out of jury duty got me into one of my favorite events. In 2000, attorney Paul Walsh called to ...
Harlan: Central’s Petrishen stays open as signing day looms
By Tribune-Review
The idea of providing a signing day surprise intrigues Central Catholic’s Johnny Petrishen, but he’s not sure he’ll wait quite that long. Honestly, he’s not sure that he should, even if the idea sounds fun. “I’ll probably commit a few days before (Feb. 4) just to be kind to the ...
Gorman: Practice not perfect for Central Catholic’s Redman
By Kevin Gorman
If practice really makes perfect, Riley Redman would be absolutely pristine. The Central Catholic senior has done nothing but practice this school year. A 1,000-yard rusher as a junior, he was relegated to playing for the scout team this past football season. Now, the WPIAL Class AAA seventh-place finisher in diving ...
Central Catholic rower picks Brown
By Karen Kadilak
A two-time USRowing Junior National Team member at the World Rowing Junior Championships, Central Catholic senior Alex Miklasevich was highly selective in choosing a college. Miklasevich, 17, of Forest Hills, believes he found an ideal mixture of athletics and academics at Brown University, where he will join the men’s crew next ...
Quaker Valley rower wins Central Catholic biathlon
By Karen Kadilak
Competing for the fifth year, Quaker Valley senior Max Rom was happy to win for the first time at the Central Catholic Biathlon on Dec. 13. Rom, 17, completed 10,000 meters on an ergometer at the Three Rivers Rowing boathouse on Washington’s Landing and a six-mile run on a riverfront trail ...
High school notebook: WPIAL adjusts to accommodate Armstrong merger
By Chris Harlan
To accommodate the Ford City-Kittanning merger, the WPIAL slightly altered four football conferences and will schedule games next season with the City League. The WPIAL Board ...
High school notebook: Trio of WPIAL runners set for national meet
By Staff Reports
For months, Shaler senior Brianna Schwartz has run nearly 60 miles per week to prepare for this race. One year ago, the Colorado recruit finished sixth at the Foot Locker Cross Country National Championships in San Diego. Saturday, she will return to make a run at the top spot. “That was ...
High school football notebook: Official’s decision impacts WPIAL Class AAAA title game
By Staff Reports
For the third time in four years, the WPIAL Class AAAA final included a key call by an official. An inadvertent whistle in the third quarter Friday negated a Pine-Richland fumble in a 21-13 victory over Central Catholic. The Rams kept possession and scored a touchdown on the next play. ...
WPIAL Class AAAA notebook: Pine-Richland has titles in 3 classifications
By George Guido
Pine-Richland became just the second school in WPIAL history to win football titles in three different classifications. Friday’s Class AAAA title game win was preceded by a Class AAA crown in 2003 under coach Clair Altemus. In 1969 and ’70, the Rams, going under the name of Richland High School, won ...
Pine-Richland tops defending champ Central Catholic to capture WPIAL title
By Paul Schofield
No one will know if an inadvertent whistle cost Central Catholic a shot at a second consecutive WPIAL Class AAAA title. But during a one-touchdown game ...
Explosive offense carries Pine-Richland into finals
By Paul Schofield
When No. 1 Pine-Richland defeated No. 3 Central Catholic, 48-28, in Week 8, the Rams celebrated at Highmark Stadium on the South Side. Pine-Richland coach Eric ...
Gorman: Central Catholic faces ‘phenomenon’
By Kevin Gorman
Central Catholic has won with dominant defenses under Terry Totten, so the Vikings coach’s exasperation over Pine-Richland’s offense is telling. “The more I watch them, the more I believe this is something I haven’t seen as long as I’ve been around,” Totten said. “It’s a phenomenon I haven’t seen in ...
Central Catholic wildcat Petrishen wild card in game vs. Pine-Richland
By Paul Schofield
Central Catholic coach Terry Totten saw last week’s WPIAL Class AAAA semifinal against Penn-Trafford slipping away. After blowing an early 14-0 lead, Totten watched in amazement ...
Central Catholic rowers excel at Allegheny Boat Race
By Karen Kadilak
Following a tradition established by American college rowing teams, members of men’s crews at the Allegheny Boat Race last weekend on the Allegheny River wagered ...
Unlikely offensive star lifts Central Catholic over Penn-Trafford and into WPIAL Class AAAA final
By Paul Schofield
Central Catholic defensive back Johnny Petrishen went into Friday’s WPIAL Class AAAA semifinal at Norwin with less than 100 yards rushing for the season. That changed ...
Gorman: ‘Chain gang’ links Central Catholic’s defense
By Kevin Gorman
Central Catholic calls its Chain Gang the brotherhood within a brotherhood, one connected through and strengthened by its links. The club’s membership grows with every ...

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