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City League basketball preview: Allderdice boys looking to build on PIAA semifinal appearance

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 ...
Fox Chapel, Ambridge capture WPIAL volleyball titles
By Kevin Lohman
Emotions ran high at the Baldwin High School gym, the site of the WPIAL boys volleyball championships, as Fox Chapel topped Section 3 rival Seneca ...
Obama Academy volleyball will attempt to dethrone 3-time reigning WPIAL champion Ambridge
By Ed Phillipps
With the way his predictions are going, Pete Vitti ought to buy a lottery ticket. The Obama Academy boys volleyball coach preached to his ...
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 ...
HS highlight reel: PIAA spring sports season underway
By Tribune-Review
In spite of the early-morning snow flurries and frigid temperature outside, Monday marked the first day of spring sports practices for Pennsylvania high school athletes. ...
Porter scores 18 points to lead Obama Academy girls to 2nd straight City title
By Ed Phillipps
Michaela Porter talked to her brother on Saturday morning, and that conversation turned out to be more prediction than pep talk. Porter, a 6-foot sophomore, scored a game-high 18 points to nab player of the game honors, just like older brother D.J., a former Obama Academy standout who now plays ...
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 ...
City League basketball preview: Defending league champion Allderdice boys have talent, size to again compete for title
By Alex Oltmanns
The Allderdice boys basketball team did what no one else could a season ago — defeat Obama Academy. After downing the Eagles by a point to ...
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 ...
Long TD drive in final minutes vaults Allderdice past rival USO
By Wes Crosby
In a defensive contest, a drive that traveled nearly the length of the field propelled Allderdice to a 15-8 win against USO (4-1, 4-1) in ...
HS highlight reel: Highmark set to host HS matches
By Tribune-Review
Obama Academy senior Abe Kouyate has committed to Penn State for soccer. Kouyate, recruited to play central midfield, earned all-state recognition as a forward in ...
City League preview: Defending champion USO has high expectations
By Alex Oltmanns
Since its inception prior to the 2011 season, the USO football program has dominated the Pittsburgh City League, advancing to the title game in each ...
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 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 ...
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 a ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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