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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 ...
Greensburg Central Catholic sets sights on PIAA volleyball gold
By Bill West
Rather than run practice, Greensburg Central Catholic girls volleyball coach Heather Meyer gave her players the day off Wednesday and afforded the Centurions time to ...
WPIAL Class AAAA semifinal capsule: Penn-Trafford vs. Central Catholic
By Paul Schofield
CLASS AAAA SEMIFINALS NO. 2 PENN-TRAFFORD (11-0) vs. NO. 3 CENTRAL CATHOLIC (10-1)  7:30 p.m. Friday at Norwin Stadium In a rematch of ...
Central Catholic blanks Woodland Hills to advance to Class AAAA semfinals
By Chris Harlan
Central Catholic’s Johnny Petrishen has heard it all too often how there’s three sides to every football game. For awhile though, they relied on only two. Petrishen ...
Preseason favorites Central Catholic, Woodland Hills set for quarterfinals
By Chris Harlan
Central Catholic and Woodland Hills were the preseason favorites to meet at Heinz Field. Instead, they’ll settle for Newman Stadium. The Class AAAA finalists from ...
HS highlight reel: Quarterfinal sites set for Friday night
By Tribune-Review
The WPIAL announced sites for Friday’s quarterfinal football games Monday. In Class AAAA, Pine-Richland-Altoona is at Gateway, Plum-McKeesport is at Norwin, Penn-Trafford-North Allegheny is at Fox Chapel and Central Catholic-Woodland Hills is at North Allegheny. In Class AAA, Central Valley-Indiana is at Butler, Hampton-Ringgold is at West Allegheny, Thomas Jefferson-Mars ...
Central Catholic fights its way through decisive win over Norwin
By Nathan Smith
For the 12th straight season, Pittsburgh Central Catholic is in the WPIAL Class AAAA quarterfinals. But getting there wasn’t easy. The third-seeded Vikings (9-1) defeated No. 14-seeded Norwin, 42-7, at Cupples Stadium. Central Catholic’s halftime lead was 14 points. “I credit (Norwin) for playing a great game,” Central Catholic coach Terry Totten ...
Central Catholic rower headed to Cornell
By Karen Kadilak
With several former teammates on the roster, Central Catholic senior Michael Grady expects to fit right in on the Cornell University men’s heavyweight rowing team ...
Harlan: Central Catholic’s Petrishen won’t rush decision
By Chris Harlan
The senior night announcer made the decision sound somewhat simple: Central Catholic’s Johnny Petrishen will attend either Pitt or Virginia. It’s not exactly that simple. “Wake ...

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