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Plum’s turnovers spell doom in loss to McKeesport

By George Guido
McKeesport coach Gerald Grayson knew his team would have to interrupt Plum’s offensive flow in order to avenge a loss to the Mustangs last month. And the Tigers were able to make the most out of Plum’s 14 turnovers in a 65-55 Section 2-AAAA victory Friday night at Neenie Campbell Gym. A ...
McKeesport girls thrive in Section 2-AAAA with ability to run, rebound
By Bill West
As she races up the floor, McKeesport 6-foot-1 sophomore forward Johnasia Cash looks to see if the Tigers have broken the spirits of their opponents’ ...
Daily News spotlight athletes: West Mifflin’s Josh Long, McKeesport’s T.T. Burke
By Robert Stinner
Josh Long School: West Mifflin Class: Junior Sport: Basketball Claim to fame: Long scored a game-high 27 points to help the Titans (11-2, 7-1) take ...
McKeesport sprints to 75-61 victory over Gateway
By Dave Mackall
McKeesport’s basketball players have a message for their first-year coach: “Thank you.” While Gerald Grayson doesn’t hide his desire to be demanding, the Tigers boys coach ...
Suspended McKeesport players set to return
By Dave Mackall
An emotional Gerald Grayson said Tuesday his McKeesport boys basketball team will overcome the controversy involving several players that rocked its season during the recent holiday break at a tournament at Penn Hills. Grayson, in his first year as coach of the Tigers, said the suspensions of those players, whom ...
High school notebook: PIHL sets playoff format
By Staff Reports
After revising its classifications and alignments prior to the 2014-15 season, the PIHL faced questions about how the changes would affect its playoff system. The league ...
McKeesport boys basketball coach, players await word on possible punishment
By Dave Mackall
Inside Seton Hill’s McKenna Center on Saturday, the McKeesport boys basketball team joined hands at midcourt and spent a quiet moment following a 64-59 victory ...
High school coaches critical of new hand-check rule
By Chris Harlan
With their hands held behind their backs, the Beaver Falls boys basketball team honed its new defensive style. The team moved its legs but not its ...
Incident forces McKeesport to pull out of tournament
By Dave Mackall
After claiming a pair of victories at the Battle of the Counties tournament at Penn Hills, the McKeesport boys basketball team unexpectedly pulled out early on Tuesday, postponing its scheduled WPIAL Class AAAA game against Latrobe. McKeesport athletic director Charley Kiss said school officials were gathering facts regarding an incident ...
McKeesport Daily News Dynamic 33
By Daily News Staff
There were countless memorable moments from the 2014 high school football season, including Clairton’s return to the PIAA title game for the sixth time in ...
Plum’s defense seals win over McKeesport
By George Guido
Plum trailed McKeesport by six points at the end of three quarters. That signaled it was time for the Mustangs’ top-rated defense to clamp down. The Mustangs ...
McKeesport boys remain unbeaten in section after win over Fox Chapel
By Ray Judy
So far, McKeesport coach Gerald Grayson is perfect in section play since returning to his alma mater. Grayson’s Tigers (3-2, 2-0) proved to be a bit ...
Athletic McKeesport boys basketball team features new coach, up-tempo style
By Ed Phillipps
The basketball season has yet to begin, but Gerald Grayson’s return to McKeesport already is drawing crowds. Open gym workouts have pulled in between 40 and 50 kids, a marked improvement from years past. “We do have a lot,” said power forward Khalil Perdue. “It’s much more (than last year).” A healthy buzz ...
McKeesport girls basketball team healthy, anxious to start new season
By Ed Phillipps
This season is all about returns for the McKeesport girls basketball team. The Tigers bring back four starters from last season’s squad, as well as two ...
WPIAL’s Top 10 football champions of all time
By Tribune-Review
To recognize 100 years of WPIAL football championships, the Tribune-Review selected what it and many within the Western Pennsylvania high school sports community regard as ...
McKeesport football team left it all on the field this season
By Dave Mackall
There were a number of question marks surrounding the McKeesport football team in the preseason. •Could the Tigers come close to matching last year’s success? ...
Pine-Richland, Slomka dismantle McKeesport in Class AAAA semifinals
By Dave Mackall
The last time Pine-Richland was in this position, the Rams were a Class AAA football program, and Pirates second baseman Neil Walker was one of their stars. That was 2003, when they won a WPIAL championship and claimed a PIAA crown, losing in double-overtime to Manheim Central in the title game. Eleven ...
McKeesport defense to be tested by Pine-Richland in WPIAL Class AAAA semifinals
By Dave Mackall
McKeesport is 10-1 for a reason, and Pine-Richland coach Eric Kasperowicz thinks he knows why. “They’re a great football team,” he said. At this stage of the ...
WPIAL Class AAAA semifinal capsule: Pine-Richland vs. McKeesport
By Dave Mackall
class AAAA SeMIFINALS NO. 1 PINE-RICHLAND (11-0) vs. NO. 5 MCKEESPORT (10-1)  7:30 p.m. Friday at North Allegheny After a .500 season ...
Renovations rejuvenate venerable McKeesport gymnasium
By Dave Mackall
McKeesport’s venerable basketball court is getting a facelift. Neenie Campbell Memorial Gymnasium will look different when the Tigers girls team opens the 2014-15 schedule with ...
Backup QB, defense direct McKeesport past Plum
By Dave Mackall
McKeesport coach George Smith had his relievers warming up in the bullpen Friday night. With starting quarterback TyWann Smith shaken up and out of the lineup ...
McKeesport offense to again test Plum ‘D’
By Michael Love
When the WPIAL Class AAAA playoff pairings were announced Oct. 27 and McKeesport coach George Smith saw his Tigers and Plum were slotted in the bracket, he said he gave a quick thought to a potential quarterfinal matchup between the teams and a rematch of a rugged Quad East clash ...
WPIAL quarterfinals a prime time to see regular-season rematches
By Bill West
Plum coach Matt Morgan and his Mustangs walked off their home field after a 20-3 loss to McKeesport in Week 7 cognizant of how close ...
Previewing the WPIAL quarterfinals
By Staff Reports
Below is a look at some of the top WPIAL quarterfinal matchups: Class AAAA 2-Penn-Trafford (10-0) vs. 7-North Allegheny (8-2) 7:30 p.m. Friday at ...
High school notebook: WPIAL splits decision on Lincoln Park transfers
By Chris Harlan
The WPIAL issued a split decision on two Lincoln Park transfers Wednesday when it ruled Jihad Cromer ineligible and Michael Smith eligible. Both basketball players transferred ...

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