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Mistakes costly for Seneca Valley in playoff loss to Central Catholic

By Chris Harlan
For the first time in five years, the WPIAL baseball championship won’t include Seneca Valley. The Raiders could call that a mistake. With an ...
Harlan: National recruiters keep busy at Central Catholic
By Chris Harlan
When the spring evaluation period closes at month’s end, Central Catholic’s campus could become a little quieter. For now, the coaches continue to come. “We had Ohio State, Penn State and Notre Dame in the same building (at the same time),” said Rick Capretta, the school’s Dean of Students and ...
Oakmont Country Club caddie earns Evans scholarship
By Karen Kadilak
Thanks to an impressive record as a golf caddie at the Oakmont Country Club, Central Catholic senior Cullen Boltey has earned a prestigious national scholarship ...
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Central Catholic’s Bricen Garner, Seton-La Salle’s Raja Rutherford
By Alex Oltmanns
Bricen Garner School: Central Catholic Year: Junior Sport: Track and field Claim to fame: Garner took first place in both the long jump (21-2) and ...
Gorman: Marotta a ‘tragic loss’
By Kevin Gorman
Marc Marotta’s mother lectured Central Catholic’s Lou DeVito to get the ball to her son, who scored his points within the flow of the game. “He was the focal point of the team anyway,” said DeVito, a friend and classmate. “He was bigger than life. He could walk in a ...
Former Central Catholic standout Marotta dies at age 52
By Tony Raap
Marc Marotta had his choice of any college in the country. He was a star basketball player and straight-A student at Central Catholic High School in ...
Franklin Regional’s Lee named Tribune-Review Wrestler of the Year
By Paul Schofield
Franklin Regional wrestler Spencer Lee did something this year that many in his shoes might not have — wrestled at a higher weight so his ...
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Central Catholic’s Vincenzo Joseph, Beaver’s Lexi Posset
By Alex Oltmanns
Vincenzo Joseph School: Central Catholic Year: Senior Sport: Wrestling Claim to fame: Joseph claimed his second consecutive PIAA championship last weekend, winning the 152-pound title ...
PSU recruit Joseph to meet club pal, an Iowa recruit, in PIAA Class AAA semis
By Bill West
HERSHEY — Young Guns Wrestling Club practices forged a bond between Central Catholic senior Vincenzo Joseph and Punxsutawney junior Kaleb Young over the past several ...
High school notebook: Latrobe’s Shaffer accepts offer to wrestle at Virginia
By Paul Schofield and Chris Harlan
Latrobe junior Jake Shaffer was going to wait until after the PIAA wrestling championships to announce his college choice. But when the University of Virginia increased ...
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 ...

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