By Andrew Erickson
Lincoln Park’s biggest asset against Central Catholic on Friday night might have been its practice routine.
The Leopards’ practices are physical and competitive, coach Mike Bariski said. The result: plenty of whistles from Bariski and his assistants and plenty of free-throw practice.
No. 2 Lincoln Park (19-3, 12-0 Section ...
Top 10 Western Pa. recruits in the Class of 2017 By Chris Harlan
1. Lamont Wade , Clairton
5-10, 180, cornerback
Wade reports 22 scholarship offers, with Pitt, Penn State, West Virginia, Auburn, Michigan and Ohio State among ...
Gorman: A hometown win for Pitt By Kevin Gorman
Before Damar Hamlin chose a college, he already was trending on Twitter.
The anticipation of the Central Catholic cornerback’s verbal commitment Monday night was more dramatic than the announcement itself.
Not that Hamlin didn’t try.
Before he finished his sentence on which university he would attend, Hamlin reached for ...
Central Catholic’s Hamlin commits to Pitt By Jerry DiPaola
Central Catholic defensive back Damar Hamlin made a verbal commitment to Pitt on Monday night, but he didn’t do it without putting coach Pat Narduzzi ...
Harlan: Central’s Hamlin weighing trio of suitors By Chris Harlan
Central Catholic football coaches didn’t need a recruiting calendar to know this winter’s “dead period” had ended.
“It’s been pretty busy,” said Vikings assistant coach Steve Bezila, the school’s dean of students. “We’ve had a lot of schools.”
For 31 days, college coaches couldn’t visit recruits during the annual ...
HS notebook: ‘The Challenge’ to match top squads By Bill Hartlep
Another weekend, another premier set of games for Western Pennsylvania boys basketball teams.
In a season that has featured several marquee matchups on Saturday nights, this weekend will be no different when the state’s top-ranked team, Allderdice (10-1), takes on WPIAL Class AAAA No. 2 Central Catholic (9-2) at The ...
McKeesport, Central Catholic linebackers make verbal commitments By Bill Hartlep
A pair of Western Pennsylvania prep linebackers made Christmas special with verbal commitments on Friday.
McKeesport senior outside linebacker Tymar Sutton (6-0, 210) made a verbal commitment to Iowa State.
“I just wanted to be different, get away from Pittsburgh and start a winning program,” said Sutton, who visited the school earlier ...
Gorman: Adams leads Central’s D By Kevin Gorman
Before David Adams became a run-stuffing linebacker coveted by colleges, he was a kid who couldn’t keep on weight.
Adams discovered he has celiac disease ...
Gorman: Central Catholic handles burden of state-title-or-bust expectations By Kevin Gorman
Central Catholic came here to clinch a trip to the PIAA Class AAAA championship game, not celebrate it.
The Vikings hardly cracked a smile while their fans tossed Hershey’s Kisses at them. There was more relief than revelry after their 24-7 victory over Cumberland Valley on Saturday at ...
Gorman: Stephens plays big for Central By Kevin Gorman
Everything about Jamain Stephens is massive, from the 6-foot-2, 370-pound junior’s huge hands to his size-19 shoes.
Central Catholic coaches didn’t expect Stephens to be so athletic, yet found that the kid everyone calls “Juice” moves well for someone his size.
“I think I caught them by surprise,” ...