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Twins ‘Gooden’ enough to win as McKeesport edges Plum

By Mark Kaboly 7:21 a.m.
McKeesport knew it had to play a good game to have any chance to avenge its only loss and knock off undefeated Plum. The Tigers had to settle for a Gooden game instead, and that was just fine with them. Kai Gooden had two triples and a double and twin …
McKeesport softball rolls past Gateway
By Dave Mackall
McKeesport’s offense continued to surge on Thursday, shredding Gateway pitching for eight runs in the second inning, and the Tigers claimed a 10-0 victory at home in a WPIAL Section 2-AAAA softball game shortened to five innings by a 10-run rule. Despite a 9-0 loss to section-leading Plum in their …
1st-year baseball coach trying to change culture at McKeesport
By Dave Mackall
The young boy in a baseball T-shirt looked bewildered when a visitor asked where the coach of the McKeesport High School baseball team could be found. Upon hearing the coach’s name, “Mr. Bishop,” the boy — who had been practicing indoors with the school’s seventh-grade program — furrowed his brow …
Roundball Classic rosters loaded with Daily News area players
By Staff Reports
The Roundball Classic All-Star basketball game will have a distinct local flavor this year. Six girls and seven boys have been selected to take part in the annual event scheduled for April 12 at Geneva College. Thomas Jefferson’s Charlie Scharbo, Steel Valley’s Ajan Smith, Elizabeth Forward’s Jaquaun Davidson and West …
After making 1st playoff trip, McKeesport now a section favorite
By Mark Kaboly
For the longest time, McKeesport softball coach Missy Conrad didn’t know the last time the Tigers won a playoff game. She’s heard 15 years. She …
HS Buzz: Section 2-AAAA goes down to the wire
By Staff Reports 11:58 a.m.
For most of the season, boys basketball teams in Section 2-AAAA jockeyed for playoff positions. At times, there were six teams that showed signs of greatness. But only four will continue their season in the WPIAL playoffs, which start this week. Fox Chapel (9-5) used a 56-50 win over Central …
Daily News spotlight athletes: West Mifflin’s Ryan Maha, McKeesport’s Nassiah Bray
By Robert Stinner
Ryan Maha Year: Senior School: West Mifflin Sport: Basketball Claim to fame: Maha scored 25 points to lead West Mifflin (10-5, 6-4) to an 82-70 …
Thomas Jefferson lineman Costy commits to YSU
By Dave Mackall
Looking back at those miserable, hot, summer days of running and lifting weights, Cole Costy would do it again, just to spite the opposition. “I can remember being sick from the heat and saying, ‘Who wants to be doing this now?’ ” Costy said. “It just killed kids we played …
McKeesport boys basketball team eliminated from playoff chase after loss
By Mark Kaboly
It didn’t concern McKeesport coach Corey Gadson that he was going to be without his leading scorer and rebounder for the biggest game of the …
McKeesport’s Hill, TJ’s Winovich, Costy chosen for Big 33 Football Classic
By Dave Mackall
The flexbone offense at McKeesport received much of the credit for the Tigers’ resurgence under coach George Smith, who returned to lead the football program …
Central Catholic holds off late McKeesport rally in victory
By Dave Mackall
Chuck Crummie rode Central Catholic’s third-quarter momentum to career coaching victory No. 599 Friday night. But the Vikings nearly wasted a 14-point fourth-quarter lead in …
McKeesport trips Fox Chapel to stay on upswing
By Dave Mackall
McKeesport enjoyed an inspired effort Friday night, resulting in a 64-53 victory over Fox Chapel, but the Tigers had little time to dwell on it. Coach Corey Gadson said they had better be ready Saturday for a rematch with Greensburg Central Catholic — one of the best boys basketball teams …
Backyard Brawlz Saturday at Seton Hill
By Staff Report
Seton Hill University will host four boys basketball games and two girls games Saturday as part of the Coaches vs. Cancer Backyard Brawlz. The boys slate of games is Penn-Trafford vs. Greensburg Salem at 2:30 p.m., Jeannette vs. Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic at 4, McKeesport vs. Greensburg Central Catholic at …
Despite loss, future bright for McKeesport wrestling team
By Dave Mackall
The chance to go against elite WPIAL wrestling schools is daunting yet welcome to McKeesport’s underdog program, say the Tigers, who faced one of those powerhouses Wednesday night at Franklin Regional. McKeesport entered the match needing to win once more in Class AAA Section 1-A to qualify for the WPIAL …
Daily News spotlight athletes: West Mifflin’s Ryan Maha, McKeesport’s Johnasia Cash
By Brian Graham and Robert Stinner
Ryan Maha School: West Mifflin Class: Senior Sport: Basketball Claim to fame: Maha — a 6-foot-1 guard who will attend Carnegie Mellon next year — …
McKeesport’s Perdue steps up in rout of Woodland Hills
By Dave Mackall
Recent injuries to a pair of McKeesport basketball starters motivated Khalil Perdue to do more. Perdue, a 6-foot-3 forward and one of eight seniors on …
Norwin boys use clutch free-throw shooting to hold off McKeesport
By Dave Mackall
Norwin used some down time during the holiday break to work on the finer points of its game. Apparently, foul shooting was on the list. Curtis Perz scored 21 points, and Norwin, which didn’t participate in a Christmas-break boys basketball tournament, hit six consecutive free throws in the final 1:07 …
Daily News spotlight athletes: McKeesport’s Kevin Stalter, East Allegheny’s Noreen Dodds
By Robert Stinner
Kevin Stalter School: McKeesport Year: Junior Sport: Wrestling Claim to fame: Stalter won the 120-pound weight class at this year’s West Mifflin Holiday tournament, defeating …
McKeesport’s Smith named Daily News Coach of the Year
By Dave Mackall
Beat ’em with kindness. There’s really no other way for George Smith. With the Hall of Fame football coach back on the McKeesport sideline this …
McKeesport Daily News Dynamic 33
By Daily News Staff
In a high school football season when Clairton’s monumental winning streak was stopped and McKeesport welcomed back legendary coach George Smith, there were quite a …
Plum stymies host McKeesport in section battle
By Mark Emery
Unbeaten but untested away from home, Plum entered its Tuesday night meeting with McKeesport unsure of how its young players would respond in a hostile …
McKeesport wrestlers growing in numbers
By Andrew John
After taking over a wrestling program that suffered from low turnout, McKeesport coach Adam Alfer is starting to see numbers grow and results on the mat. Four seasons ago, Alfer inherited a program with seven wrestlers. Now, with a junior high program developed, the Tigers have grown to 26 wrestlers …
McKeesport boys split pair of tournament games
By Dave Mackall
It was a teaching experience that resulted in a learning experience for the McKeesport boys basketball team. The unranked Tigers came away from a tough field at the Hempfield Tipoff Tournament over the weekend, salvaging a victory in two games against Class AA ranked opponents. Before the first game — …
Turnovers doom McKeesport boys in season-opening loss to Greensburg Catholic Central
By Dave Mackall
Greensburg Central Catholic is getting tested early, and the defending WPIAL Section 3-AA champs responded well in their opener Friday night, beating Class AAAA McKeesport, …
McKeesport boys to face tough challenge in Section 2-AAAA
By Dave Mackall
Corey Gadson couldn’t mask his enthusiasm, regardless of where his McKeesport boys basketball program was headed. He just seemed to be enjoying the idea of …

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