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Fast start again fuels Hempfield girls to victory

By Gary Horvath
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 Chapel …
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 …
Allderdice downs Obama for City League title
By Jason Mackey
On a team full of twins, it turns out two City League championships weren’t enough for Allderdice senior Davaughn Moultrie. After winning City titles as …
City League boys basketball championship preview
By Jason Mackey
Boys basketball championship No. 1 Obama Academy vs. No. 3 Allderdice Noon Saturday 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, 71-38, …
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 at Allderdice 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 a first-round bye …
Supporting players shine as Obama rolls past ‘Dice
By Jason Mackey
Calique Jones watched the Obama Academy boys basketball team’s leading scorer, D.J. Porter, miss shot after shot against Allderdice on Friday afternoon and figured he …
Loss in City semifinals motivates Obama Academy’s senior standouts
By Chris Harlan
Along with battling the City League’s five other teams, Obama Academy seniors D.J. Porter and Calique Jones must beat complacency. They were starters last season …
USO tops Allderdice for program’s 2nd City League championship
By George Guido
USO’s passing combination of quarterback Ronald Brown and receiver Marcus Johnson has been lighting up the scoreboard all season at Cupples Stadium. Saturday afternoon, the …
City League rivals USO, Allderdice set for rematch
By Alex Oltmanns
USO took down Allderdice, 43-14, on Oct. 4, but when the two teams square off again less than a month later for the City League championship at 1 p.m. Saturday at Cupples Stadium, USO will be up against a much improved team. Coming off a 14-10 win in the semifinals …
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Q&A: USO’s Marcus Johnson
By Kevin Gorman 10:12 p.m.
Marcus Johnson is the main target in the most prolific passing offense in Western Pennsylvania. The speedy receiver has 41 catches for 996 yards (24.3 …
Gorman: Obama’s Porter living up to his name on court
By Kevin Gorman
Not wanting to ride his father’s reputation, even if his name is Darelle Porter Jr., the son goes by his initials. D.J. Porter is looking to distinguish himself from his dad, and not just by name. Darelle Porter starred at Brashear and Perry and then at Pitt, where he scored …
Big second quarter boosts Obama Academy past Brashear
By Chris Adamski
Trailing Brashear by three early, Obama Academy co-coach Naron Jackson delivered a message to this team. “Coach told us to pressure the ball ... just …

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