By Alex Oltmanns
The Allderdice boys basketball team was a mere one win away from a PIAA Class AAAA title game appearance last season.
With four starters and eight ...
Obama Academy falls short in semifinals By Tribune-Review
Obama Academy’s postseason run came to an end Tuesday night, as the Eagles dropped a 3-0 decision to District 10 champion Saegertown in a PIAA Class AA semifinal at Slippery Rock High School.
Saegertown won by scores of 25-10, 25-14 and 25-16 over WPIAL runner-up Obama Academy (15-2). Saegertown will ...
Gorman: City teams in WPIAL race By Kevin Gorman
If crowning Allderdice or Obama Academy as WPIAL champions sounds strange to you, imagine what it’s like for those at City League schools.
Joining the WPIAL in baseball, softball, cross country, golf, soccer, swimming, tennis and volleyball three years ago took teams out of the City — and their ...
Allderdice boys defend City League championship By Ed Phillipps
Standing 6-foot-5 and carrying around a glimmering golden trophy, Jordan Rawls wasn’t hard to find after Allderdice claimed its second consecutive City League championship over ...
Title game rematches set in City League By Chris Harlan
Allderdice already owns two wins over Obama Academy, the team it faces Saturday in the City League boys basketball championship.
But these two teams ...
HS highlight reel: City League hoops pairings released By Tribune-Review
The Pittsburgh City League announced its postseason basketball brackets Wednesday.
On the boys side, No. 1 Allderdice (20-2) plays No. 4 Carrick (14-8) at Obama, and No. 2 Obama (13-5) takes on No. 3 Brashear (9-12) at Carrick. Both games are 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
For the girls, No. 1 Obama ...
High school notebook: All-state soccer teams announced By Staff Reports
The Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches Association announced its all-state teams, and several players from the WPIAL and City League were recognized.
For the boys, 12 players were honored, including the state’s player of the year, Abe Kouyate from Obama Academy. The Penn State recruit and Upper St. Clair’s Robbie Mertz (Michigan) ...
Brashear upsets defending champ USO in City semifinals By Staff Report
The Brashear defense prevented USO from making its title defense Thursday night at Cupples Stadium.
The No. 3 Bulls (5-3) intercepted four passes and blocked two punts en route to a 27-8 victory over No. 2 USO (4-3) in a City League semifinal playoff game.
Qu’ran Powe returned an interception 87 yards ...
High school notebook: PIAA passes mixed-gender rule By Staff Reports
The days of boys playing girls sports at area high schools is likely over.
The PIAA announced Friday its decision to approve a mixed-gender participation by-law that will, according to PIAA executive director Bob Lombardi, “expand opportunity for female athletes, protect the ideals of fair competition and conserve the health and ...
Fast start again fuels Hempfield girls to victory By Gary Horvath10:52 p.m.
The starts of games haven’t been the problem for Hempfield in the playoffs.
Fueled by a 18-0 run to start the game, the WPIAL runner-up defeated City League champion Obama Academy, 54-33, in the opening round of the PIAA Class AAAA playoffs Friday at Allderdice.
Hempfield will play Fox ...
City League boys basketball championship preview By Jason Mackey
Boys basketball championship
No. 1 Obama Academy vs. No. 3 Allderdice
At Obama Academy
Scoring leaders: OA: D.J. Porter 23.5; A: James Jackson 14.0
How they got here: After a first-round bye, Obama Academy beat No. 4 Carrick, 62-41, in the semifinals. Allderdice toppled No. 6 Brashear, ...
Obama Academy girls edge Allderdice for City championship By Justin Criado
Kayla Payne led all scorers with 16 points as Obama Academy captured the City League girls basketball championship with a 49-40 victory over Allderdice Friday night.
“It feels good,” Obama coach Monique McCoy said. “It feels real good.”
Tied at 19 at the break, the game remained deadlocked until late ...
City League girls championship preview capsule By Bill Hartlep
Girls basketball championship
No. 1 Allderdice vs. No. 2 Obama Academy
6 p.m. Friday
Scoring leaders: A: Sierra Fordham, 23.3; Obama Academy: Kayla Payne, 16.0
How they got here: After a first-round bye, Allderdice beat No. 4 Carrick, 59-40, in the quarterfinals. Obama also had ...