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Class AAAA breakdown: Wealth of talent places target on Central Catholic

By Kevin Gorman
Rarely is there such consensus that one team is the overwhelming favorite to win WPIAL Quad-A, but Central Catholic wears its bull’s-eye with a bullet. The ...
WPIAL runner-up Central Catholic reloads with Division I prospects
By Karen Price
Central Catholic’s loss to Pine-Richland on Oct. 17, 2014, ended a streak of 20 wins in a row against WPIAL teams and was the Vikings’ ...
HSFB preview by position: Ball-hawk safeties pace top defenses
By Chris Harlan
McKeesport and Central Catholic led WPIAL Class AAAA teams in fewest points allowed last season. In an era of spread offenses and 300-yard passers, their ...
HSFB preview by position: Lock-down specialists star at cornerback
By Chris Harlan
Two of the nation’s best cornerback recruits call the WPIAL home. Central Catholic’s Damar Hamlin is a consensus four-star talent in the 2016 class. Clairton’s ...
HSFB preview by position: Local linebackers pack a punch
By Chris Harlan
There’s more than one way to play linebacker. A year ago, McKeesport’s Tymar Sutton and Central Catholic’s David Adams excelled in much different roles. A ...
HSFB preview by position: Defensive linemen show unique brand of athleticism
By Chris Harlan
For around 25 yards, Rashad Wheeler ran like a running back, albeit a 6-foot-4, 285-pound back. The Central Catholic defensive lineman scooped the football from ...
HSFB preview by position: Plenty of Division I talent on area offensive lines
By Chris Harlan
The coveted four-stars are in the junior class. Central Catholic’s C.J. Thorpe and North Allegheny’s Josh Lugg are both highly recruited juniors on the offensive ...
Central Catholic’s Wheeler commits to Pitt
By Jerry DiPaola
Central Catholic’s Rashad Wheeler, the second-ranked defensive tackle in Pennsylvania, announced Monday night that he plans to enroll at Pitt next year. Wheeler (6-foot-4, 285 pounds) ...
Central Catholic’s DeRenzo named Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Baseball Player of the Year
By Chris Harlan
PLAYER OF THE YEAR DOMENIC DERENZO Central Catholic, Senior, Catcher When Central Catholic’s season ended, Domenic DeRenzo hurried off to Martha’s Vineyard for a ...
Gorman: Draft dodges Central Catholic’s DeRenzo
By Kevin Gorman
Dom DeRenzo listened to the second day of the Major League Baseball Draft on Tuesday during an 11-hour drive with his father to Martha’s Vineyard. ...
Team effort needed to transport shells to USRowing Youth Nationals
By Karen Kadilak
Dubbed the admiral of the fleet, volunteer George Volosky was key to the success of the Central Catholic rowing team in recent years, departing coach ...
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Central Catholic’s Jack Tumulty, Quaker Valley’s Emily Kraus
By Alex Oltmanns
Jack Tumulty School: Central Catholic Year: Sophomore Sport: Baseball Claim to fame: Tumulty threw a five-hit shutout in the Vikings’ 2-0 win over Norwin in ...
Central Catholic’s Frezza to row at Delaware
By Karen Kadilak
The shortest person on most boats, Central Catholic senior Edoardo Frezza said he had to row fast to keep up with taller boys on the ...
Shaler gets revenge against rival Central Catholic in PIAAs
By Chris Harlan
Shaler starter Jake Potock rooted for Central Catholic to win the WPIAL title, but his motives weren’t quite innocent. After an emotional loss to ...
Quartet of 1st-time WPIAL champs prepare for stint in PIAA playoffs
By Chris Harlan
The WPIAL baseball trophy Greensburg Central Catholic won Tuesday didn’t go directly into a display case at the school. Instead, it went home with ...
Gorman: WPIAL trio triumphs over tragedy
By Kevin Gorman
From profound personal loss came paramount victory, one after another. Thirteen months after his father died suddenly, Central Catholic sophomore Jack Tumulty threw a five-hitter ...
Gorman: Central’s DeRenzo catches a shutout
By Kevin Gorman
Central Catholic’s first WPIAL baseball champions will be best remembered for blanking a Norwin team that held every playoff opponent scoreless. The box score will ...
Central Catholic alums shine at Eastern Association of Rowing Colleges Men’s Sprints
By Karen Kadilak
As a member of the Central Catholic rowing team, David McFall won many medals, including gold as a scholastic national champion in 2013. But none, he ...
Central Catholic knocks off Norwin to win 1st WPIAL baseball title
By Chris Harlan
Central Catholic coach Frank LaCava joked that he wanted to wrap his hands around his pitcher’s neck at times this season. Not anymore. Instead, ...
Previewing the the 2015 WPIAL baseball championships
By Chris Harlan
Breaking down the 2015 WPIAL baseball championships: CLASS AAAA Norwin vs. Central Catholic 5 p.m. Wednesday, Consol Energy Park No. ...
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 ...

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