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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
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 9:00 p.m.
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 …

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